User Tools

Site Tools


movies

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
Next revision
Previous revision
movies [2019/10/28 13:16]
neil
movies [2020/05/17 01:19] (current)
admin
Line 1: Line 1:
 ====== Movies I've Watched ====== ====== Movies I've Watched ======
 +  * See also [[Notable movies]]
 +===== 2020 =====
 +==== May ====
 +  * [[wp>In The Shadow of the Moon]] (2019) - Pretty decent sci-fi movie. ​ Enjoyed it.
 +  * [[wp>The Lodge]] (2020) - Watched this with Naomi. ​ I was in the mood for a modern horror. ​ I didn't like this at all.  It was well acted, and well shot, but I just found the story a bit boring. ​ I was surprised to see Alica Silverstone.
 +  * [[wp>​Greed]] (2019) - I was hoping for a bit more from this (i.e. comedy) but it was a semi-somber critque of capitalism and fast fashion. ​ Meh.
 +  * [[wp>The Cold Equations]] (1996) - Binging some stuff on Amazon Prime. ​ This was terrible.
 +  * [[wp>The Double 0 Kid]] (1992)- Crappy teen agent remake.
 +  * [[wp>The Last Stand]] (2013) - Meh.
 +  * [[wp>​Beta]] (2017) - Meh, pretty much what I expected, nothing interesting.
 +  * [[wp>​Head Games]] (1996) - This felt older than 1996.  Pretty terrible movie.
 +==== April ====
 +  * [[wp>The Never Ending Story]] (1984) - I couldn'​t really remember much of this movie - I think I only saw it once before in school. ​ It was fun to watch it again. ​ I was impressed with how meta it got towards the end.  Fun.
 +  * [[wp>​Cube|Cube]] (1997) - Rewatched this with Naomi - I was reminded of it after watching The Platform. ​ Good movie, still holds up well.  I forgot Rodney McKay was in it.
 +  * [[wp>​Possessor| Possessor]] (2020) - I didn't enjoy this, that said, I'm not sure I followed the last 15 minutes as well as I'd like to have.  It had some pretty well done gore, but I was expecting more of a sci-fi thriller than a horror. ​ Meh.
 +  * [[wp>​Grosse Point Blank|Grosse Point Blank]] (1997) - Watched this with Naomi after a recommendation from Steven Munro. ​ I thought I'd seen this already (pre-list) but it turned out I hadn'​t. ​ The start was kinda interesting,​ but I just didn't enjoy the film much at all.  Maybe if I'd watched it back in '97 I'd have appreciated it more.
 +  * [[wp>​Left_Behind_(2014_film)|Left Behind]] (2014) - I was interested in the rapture part but meh.  It's just a mediocre plane crash movie.
 +  * [[wp>​Outbreak_(film)|Outbreak]] (1995) - Another in our pandemic series. ​ It was okay.  Felt a litle 90s.
 +  * [[wp>​Contagion_(2011_film)|Contagion]] (2011) - Naomi and I were inspired to watch some pandemic movies. ​ This was decent, I'd seen it a while ago.  It was interesting how accurate it seemed to be.
 +  * [[wp>​Gantz:​ O]] (2016) - This started well, but quickly devolved into the usual hour long anime fight sequence. ​ Meh.
 +  * [[wp>​Cypher|Cypher]] (2002) - I enjoyed this, probably more than I did the first time around in 2002.
 +  * [[wp>The Gentlemen]] (2020) - Pretty decent. ​ First time I'd seen Hugh Grant in a role where he wasn't playing Hugh Grant.
 +  * [[wp>​Bloodshot]] (2020) - I quite liked the idea of how they manipulated him, but otherwise the movie was pretty die.  Another example of nano-tech that was just far too magical for me to enjoy.
 +  * [[wp>​Rise of Skywalker]] (2020) - Meh
 +  * [[wp>​Blast From The Past|Blast From The Past]] (1999) - I have a soft spot for this movie, mostly because I like the bunker scenes. ​  ​Watched this with Naomi, thought it'd be a good isolation/​quarantine movie.
 +  * [[wp>​James vs His Future Self]] (2020) - Meh.  Not good.
 +  * [[wp>​Scarface|Scarface]] (1983) - Finally got around to watching this with Naomi. ​ It's a good film, Pacino did a good job.
 +==== March ====
 +  * [[wp>​Come To Daddy]] (2019) - Another example of a weird Elijah Wood movie. ​ This was interesting enough though.
 +  * [[wp>​Sonic the Hedgehog (film)|Sonic the Hedgehog]] (2020) - Meh, kinda wanted a bit more from this.  It was ok.
 +  * [[wp>The Invisible Man (2020 film)|The Invisible Man]] (2020) - This was decent, more slasher than sci-fi.
 +  * [[wp>​Joker (2019 film)|Joker]] (2019) - Good movie. ​ Joaquin Phoenix did a great job. (Watched on the plane on the way back from Orlando)
 +  * [[wp>​Jumanji:​ The Next Level]] (2019) - More of the same, it was ok.
 +  * [[wp>The Mule (2018 film)|The Mule]] (2018) - This was pretty decent. ​ Clint Eastwood is looking pretty old these days. (Watched on the plane on the way back from Orlando)
 +==== February ====
 +  * [[wp>My Cousin Vinny]] (1992) - I wanted to see this after enjoying a clip of the scene between the guy who mistakes Vinny for an inmate at the prison - noticed it was on the list of films on the entertainment system on the plane on a flight to Florida and took the chance to watch it.  I enjoyed it.  Pesci was good.  I learned about grits (we tried some in Florida.. ugh) and I learned I like 1992 Marisa Tomei.
 +  * [[wp>​Zombieland Double Tap]] (2019) - This was alright. ​ I liked the style though I found it all a bit 'too much'.
 +  * [[wp>​Downsizing]] (2017) - I'd wanted to watch this a while ago.  I thought it would be more lighthearted/​whimsical but what it was instead was interesting and quite beautiful. ​ I liked it but not sure its something I'd know how to recommend to anyone. ​ Watched it with Naomi on the couch after a steak dinner in town.
 +==== January ====
 +  * [[wp>​Ghost In The Machine]] (1993) - Noticed this was in a list of cyberpunk movies. ​ I'd not seen it before. ​ It was pretty terrible. ​ Interesting VR scene in the arcade, but the ending made no sense at all (well, nothing made sense.. He basically Dr Manhatten'​d a MRI overload). ​ Oh well.  It's a fun little 90s cyberpunk horror movie - couple of good deaths. ​ See [[Notable movies]]
 +  * [[wp>​Species]] (1995) - I was curious to see how this movie began (I couldn'​t remember it exactly) but ended up watching the whole thing when I couldn'​t sleep one night.
 +  * [[wp>​King of New York]] (1990) - Was interested to see this after seeing the impressive cast.  It was alright.
 +  * [[wp>​Angel Has Fallen]] (2019) - Not bad, for what it was.  Very interesting and probably prescient drone scene though.
 +  * [[wp>​Bombshell]] (2019) - Meh, watched this for Margot Robbie. ​ It was OK.
 +  * [[wp>​Knives Out]] (2019) - This was a fun movie. ​ Daniel Craig played an interesting character. ​ To be honest the plot made little sense even after it was all explained. ​ Ana De Armas was good.
 +  * [[wp>6 Underground]] (2019) - Some great action scenes and some funny moments, but, meh.
 +  * [[wp>​Hustlers]] (2019) - This was alright.
 ===== 2019 ===== ===== 2019 =====
 +==== December ====
 +  * [[wp>No Country For Old Men]] (2007) - I just realised I watched this in March 2008, but it wasn't familiar at all.  Good movie, didn't seem to have the same trouble I reported 12 years ago.
 +  * [[wp>​Once Upon a Time in Hollywood]] (2019) - Watched this with Naomi. ​ I enjoyed it.  Not my favourite Tarantino movie, but it was stylish, interesting and I liked the dynamic between DiCaprio and Pitt.  It took me far too long to realise what it was actually about and I really liked how they handled the ending. ​ It'll probably have much more of an impact on someone who wasn't aware of the event once they look up the history. ​ I wonder if this'​ll become a cult classic soon.  Looking forward to whatever Tarantino makes next.
 +  * [[wp>Ad Astra]] (2019) - I didn't like this movie at all.  The science was shoddy, the plot was boring (it could have been set anywhere - if it's going to be in space, at least involve some science/​space plot points). There was nothing new in it.  Brad Pitt's acting was decent, but the story was just some wishy-washy emotional effort. ​ Lotta plot holes. ​ What was the point of the detour to rescue the first ship?  Why did he have to travel to Mars (and not just send a recording)? ​  The orbital mechanics and basic space scenes were appallingly bad.
 +  * [[wp>​Beta Test]] (2016)
 +==== November ====
 +  * [[wp>​Ready or Not]] (2019) - This was okay.  I was expecting it to be a bit more humorous, but it was decent for what it was.  Samara was gorgeous.
 +  * [[wp>​Us]] (2019) - This was okay.  Pretty surreal at times. ​ Not as good as Get Out.  ​
 +  * [[wp>The Green Book]] (2018) - This was a great movie.
 ==== October ==== ==== October ====
   * [[wp>The Liong King]] (2019) - Meh.  This really didn't need to be made.  It wasn't anywhere near as good as the original. ​ Not sure why the made it, other than a cash grab.  Like a lot of the criticism I've read online - the faces weren'​t expressive enough - and the dialogue was pretty stilted - someone suggested they were speaking slower than normal to allow the animation to keep up (and not look strange) - which meant the timing was ruined for some of the interactions (or just left out altogether) - I agree.   * [[wp>The Liong King]] (2019) - Meh.  This really didn't need to be made.  It wasn't anywhere near as good as the original. ​ Not sure why the made it, other than a cash grab.  Like a lot of the criticism I've read online - the faces weren'​t expressive enough - and the dialogue was pretty stilted - someone suggested they were speaking slower than normal to allow the animation to keep up (and not look strange) - which meant the timing was ruined for some of the interactions (or just left out altogether) - I agree.
Line 605: Line 661:
 ==== April ==== ==== April ====
   * [[wp>​Green Lantern: First Flight]] (2009)   * [[wp>​Green Lantern: First Flight]] (2009)
-  * [[wp>​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). +  * [[wp>​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). 
-  * [[wp>​Contagion]] (2011) - I enjoyed this, it really wasn\'t anything I hadn\'t seen many times before though.+  * [[wp>​Contagion]] (2011) - I enjoyed this, it really wasn't anything I hadn't seen many times before though.
 ==== March ==== ==== March ====
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​Magicians]] (2007) - Interesting to see Mitchell and Webb in such a different style/​setting. ​ I enjoyed this.   * [[wp>​Magicians]] (2007) - Interesting to see Mitchell and Webb in such a different style/​setting. ​ I enjoyed this.
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​Justice League: Doom]] (2012) - Fun animated film.   * [[wp>​Justice League: Doom]] (2012) - Fun animated film.
 ==== February ==== ==== February ====
   * [[wp>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. ​   * [[wp>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. ​
-  * [[wp>​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.  +  * [[wp>​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.  
-  * [[wp>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.  +  * [[wp>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.  
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
-  * [[wp>​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.  +  * [[wp>​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.  
-  * [[wp>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. ​+  * [[wp>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. ​
   * [[wp>Red Faction: Origins]] (2011) - Meh, cheap sci-fi. ​ Nothing new.    * [[wp>Red Faction: Origins]] (2011) - Meh, cheap sci-fi. ​ Nothing new. 
   * [[wp>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.    * [[wp>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 ==== ==== January ====
-  * [[wp>​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.  +  * [[wp>​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.  
-  * [[wp>​Zombie Apocalypse]] (2011) - This wasn\'t a good movie, but I\'ve seen zombie flicks that were a lot worse. ​ It kept my attention. +  * [[wp>​Zombie Apocalypse]] (2011) - This wasn't a good movie, but I've seen zombie flicks that were a lot worse. ​ It kept my attention. 
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>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.   * [[wp>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.
   * [[wp>​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. ​   * [[wp>​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. ​
Line 631: Line 687:
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​Horrible Bosses]] (2011) - Meh, this was alright. ​ I thought the actors did a decent job.    * [[wp>​Horrible Bosses]] (2011) - Meh, this was alright. ​ I thought the actors did a decent job. 
-  * [[wp>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.  +  * [[wp>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.  
-  * [[wp>​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. ​+  * [[wp>​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. ​
   * [[wp>The Change-Up]] (2011)   * [[wp>The Change-Up]] (2011)
   * [[wp>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.   * [[wp>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.
 ===== 2011 ===== ===== 2011 =====
 ==== December ==== ==== December ====
-  * [[wp>​Elf]] (2003) - Always been meaning to watch this.  It was a fun little family movie. ​ I though Will Ferrell\'s character was endearing. ​+  * [[wp>​Elf]] (2003) - Always been meaning to watch this.  It was a fun little family movie. ​ I though Will Ferrell'​s character was endearing. ​
   * [[wp>​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).   * [[wp>​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).
   * [[wp>​Final Destination 5]] (2011) - This was okay, slightly different twist on the theme but nothing really stood out.   * [[wp>​Final Destination 5]] (2011) - This was okay, slightly different twist on the theme but nothing really stood out.
-  * [[wp>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.+  * [[wp>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 ==== ==== November ====
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
-  * [[wp>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.+  * [[wp>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.
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​Love Actually]] (2003) - Not a bad film, been meaning to watch it for a while.   * [[wp>​Love Actually]] (2003) - Not a bad film, been meaning to watch it for a while.
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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 ==== ==== October ====
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​Sleepaway Camp]] (1983) - Watched this with Karen and Jessica. ​ They were suitably impressed. ​ I forgot there are sequels, will try to get them.   * [[wp>​Sleepaway Camp]] (1983) - Watched this with Karen and Jessica. ​ They were suitably impressed. ​ I forgot there are sequels, will try to get them.
   * [[wp>Dr. Strangelove]] (1964) - Watched with Karen and Jessica.   * [[wp>Dr. Strangelove]] (1964) - Watched with Karen and Jessica.
-  * [[wp>​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.  +  * [[wp>​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.  
-  * [[wp>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.  +  * [[wp>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.  
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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 ==== ==== September ====
-  * [[wp>​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.  +  * [[wp>​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.  
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>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.   * [[wp>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.
   * [[wp>​Blitz]] (2011) - This was a pretty decent film.  The brutality of the killer was interesting.   * [[wp>​Blitz]] (2011) - This was a pretty decent film.  The brutality of the killer was interesting.
Line 667: Line 723:
   * [[wp>​Fatal Attraction]] (1987) - Great movie. ​ Creepy character, decent ending.   * [[wp>​Fatal Attraction]] (1987) - Great movie. ​ Creepy character, decent ending.
   * [[wp>​Quarantine 2: Terminal]] (2011) - This was pretty terrible, obvious and slow.   * [[wp>​Quarantine 2: Terminal]] (2011) - This was pretty terrible, obvious and slow.
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​Super 8]] (2011) - This was okay, was kinda expecting a bit more though.   * [[wp>​Super 8]] (2011) - This was okay, was kinda expecting a bit more though.
   * [[wp>​Hanna]] (2011) - I enjoyed this film, it was a little strange.   * [[wp>​Hanna]] (2011) - I enjoyed this film, it was a little strange.
-  * [[wp>​Hall Pass]] (2011) - Meh, didn\'t really care about anybody in this film. +  * [[wp>​Hall Pass]] (2011) - Meh, didn't really care about anybody in this film. 
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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 ==== ==== July ====
   * [[wp>​Vampires Suck]] (2010) - A few moments made me smile and Arielle Kebbel was gorgeous. ​ Utterly crap movie though.   * [[wp>​Vampires Suck]] (2010) - A few moments made me smile and Arielle Kebbel was gorgeous. ​ Utterly crap movie though.
   * [[wp>Due Date]] (2010) - This was between mediocre and okay.  Nowhere near as funny as I thought it might be with the two leads.   * [[wp>Due Date]] (2010) - This was between mediocre and okay.  Nowhere near as funny as I thought it might be with the two leads.
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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 ==== ==== June ====
   * [[wp>​Rare Exports]] (2010) - Quite a strange film.  Kept my interest though.   * [[wp>​Rare Exports]] (2010) - Quite a strange film.  Kept my interest though.
 ==== May ==== ==== May ====
   * [[wp>​Tucker and Dale vs Evil]] (2010) - This was superb. ​ A hilarious and lighthearted,​ fun movie, with a refreshing change of villian.   * [[wp>​Tucker and Dale vs Evil]] (2010) - This was superb. ​ A hilarious and lighthearted,​ fun movie, with a refreshing change of villian.
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
-  * [[wp>​Dinner For Shmucks]] (2010) - This was pretty poor.  Could\'ve been worse.+  * [[wp>​Dinner For Shmucks]] (2010) - This was pretty poor.  Could'​ve been worse.
   * [[wp>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.   * [[wp>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.
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
-  * [[wp>Not Quite Human]] (1987) - I\'m having an 80s cheesey sci-fi marathon this month. ​ This fits perfectly.+  * [[wp>Not Quite Human]] (1987) - I'm having an 80s cheesey sci-fi marathon this month. ​ This fits perfectly.
 ==== April ==== ==== April ====
   * [[wp>The Thing]] (1982) - Watched this again with Karen and Jay.  Still stands up as a great film.   * [[wp>The Thing]] (1982) - Watched this again with Karen and Jay.  Still stands up as a great film.
Line 694: Line 750:
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>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.   * [[wp>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.
-  * [[wp>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. +  * [[wp>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. 
-  * [[wp>​Rocky II]] (1979) - Watched this with Karen, not sure I\'d seen it before. ​ Good movie. +  * [[wp>​Rocky II]] (1979) - Watched this with Karen, not sure I'd seen it before. ​ Good movie. 
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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 ==== ==== February ====
   * [[wp>​Tangled]] (2010) - Meh, this was pretty much what I expected. ​ Okay to mediocre, for a kids film.   * [[wp>​Tangled]] (2010) - Meh, this was pretty much what I expected. ​ Okay to mediocre, for a kids film.
-  * [[wp>​Skyline]] (2010) - I thought this was terrible. ​ I\'d seen every element done before. ​ No tension, awe or foreboding. +  * [[wp>​Skyline]] (2010) - I thought this was terrible. ​ I'd seen every element done before. ​ No tension, awe or foreboding. 
-  * [[wp>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.+  * [[wp>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.
   * [[wp>​Little Fockers]] (2010) - I was extremely disappointed with this.  Especially after really enjoying and appreciating the awkward situational humor of the originals.   * [[wp>​Little Fockers]] (2010) - I was extremely disappointed with this.  Especially after really enjoying and appreciating the awkward situational humor of the originals.
-  * [[wp>The Green Hornet]] (2010) - This was okay.  I didn\'t really know much about The Green Hornet. ​ The two leads were pretty good.+  * [[wp>The Green Hornet]] (2010) - This was okay.  I didn't really know much about The Green Hornet. ​ The two leads were pretty good.
   * [[wp>​Tomorrow When The War Began]] (2010) - Very similar to Red Dawn.  Okay, but not as good.   * [[wp>​Tomorrow When The War Began]] (2010) - Very similar to Red Dawn.  Okay, but not as good.
   * [[wp>​Tangled]] (2010) - Meh, this was alright for a kids film - felt a little contrived though.   * [[wp>​Tangled]] (2010) - Meh, this was alright for a kids film - felt a little contrived though.
Line 711: Line 767:
   * [[wp>​Short Circuit]] (1986) - Watched with Karen, fun movie.   * [[wp>​Short Circuit]] (1986) - Watched with Karen, fun movie.
 ==== January ==== ==== January ====
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​Predator]] (1987) - Watched with Karen.   * [[wp>​Predator]] (1987) - Watched with Karen.
   * [[wp>​Iron Man 2]] (2010) - This was a decent sequel.   * [[wp>​Iron Man 2]] (2010) - This was a decent sequel.
Line 723: Line 779:
   * [[wp>​Superman II]] (1980) - More cheesy 80s films with Karen, fun :-)    * [[wp>​Superman II]] (1980) - More cheesy 80s films with Karen, fun :-) 
   * [[wp>​Superman III]] (1983)   * [[wp>​Superman III]] (1983)
-  * [[wp>The Last Airbender]] (2010) - Interesting mythos. ​ Quite a beautifully shot film.  I\'ve seen sorta similar things in the part though, it was okay. +  * [[wp>The Last Airbender]] (2010) - Interesting mythos. ​ Quite a beautifully shot film.  I've seen sorta similar things in the part though, it was okay. 
   * [[wp>​Resident Evil: Afterlife]] (2010) - This was okay, more of the same.  Jovovich is still as fine as ever.    * [[wp>​Resident Evil: Afterlife]] (2010) - This was okay, more of the same.  Jovovich is still as fine as ever. 
-  * [[wp>​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. ​+  * [[wp>​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. ​
   * [[wp>​Back To The Future]] (1985) - Watched this as part of a marathon with Karen. ​ Fun film.    * [[wp>​Back To The Future]] (1985) - Watched this as part of a marathon with Karen. ​ Fun film. 
   * [[wp>​Back To The Future II]] (1989)   * [[wp>​Back To The Future II]] (1989)
Line 732: Line 788:
 ==== October ==== ==== October ====
   * [[wp>​Monsters]] (2010) - I enjoyed this, wanted a bit more action though. ​ Reminded me of the similar and slightly better movie, The Mist.    * [[wp>​Monsters]] (2010) - I enjoyed this, wanted a bit more action though. ​ Reminded me of the similar and slightly better movie, The Mist. 
-  * [[wp>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.  +  * [[wp>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.  
-  * [[wp>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. +  * [[wp>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. 
   * [[wp>How To Train Your Dragon]] (2010) - This was a decent film.  Cute characters and animation. ​ I like the voices too.  Scottish Vikings. ​   * [[wp>How To Train Your Dragon]] (2010) - This was a decent film.  Cute characters and animation. ​ I like the voices too.  Scottish Vikings. ​
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
-  * [[wp>​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.  +  * [[wp>​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.  
-  * [[wp>​Four Lions]] (2009) - This was quite interesting. ​ Not as laugh-out-loud funny as I\'d expected though. ​ Worth watching.  +  * [[wp>​Four Lions]] (2009) - This was quite interesting. ​ Not as laugh-out-loud funny as I'd expected though. ​ Worth watching.  
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
-  * [[wp>The Informant!]] (2009) - This was a decent film.  Showed a bit of Matt Damon\'s range.+  * [[wp>The Informant!]] (2009) - This was a decent film.  Showed a bit of Matt Damon'​s range.
 ==== September ==== ==== September ====
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
-  * [[wp>​Knight and Day]] (2010) - Pretty much what I expected. ​ It wasn\'t any good, nothing unique. ​ Cameron Diaz is no longer eye candy.+  * [[wp>​Knight and Day]] (2010) - Pretty much what I expected. ​ It wasn't any good, nothing unique. ​ Cameron Diaz is no longer eye candy.
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
-  * [[wp>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. +  * [[wp>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. 
-  * [[wp>​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). +  * [[wp>​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). 
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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 ==== ==== August ====
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​Spirit Camp]] (2009) - Not a bad effort for a low budget slasher.   * [[wp>​Spirit Camp]] (2009) - Not a bad effort for a low budget slasher.
   * [[wp>​2012]] (2009) - Not bad.  Some immensely over the top action scenes, but they were enjoyable.   * [[wp>​2012]] (2009) - Not bad.  Some immensely over the top action scenes, but they were enjoyable.
-  * [[wp>It\'s Complicated]] (2009) - Not bad romantic comedy. ​ Steve Martin played a great character. +  * [[wp>​It'​s Complicated]] (2009) - Not bad romantic comedy. ​ Steve Martin played a great character. 
-  * [[wp>​Defendor]] (2009) - Quite an interesting film and a good performance from both Woody Harrelson and Kat Dennings (who I\'m now looking out for). +  * [[wp>​Defendor]] (2009) - Quite an interesting film and a good performance from both Woody Harrelson and Kat Dennings (who I'm now looking out for). 
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
-  * [[wp>The Descent: Part 2]] (2009) - More of the same, it wasn\'t bad, for what it was.+  * [[wp>The Descent: Part 2]] (2009) - More of the same, it wasn't bad, for what it was.
   * [[wp>​Thunderbirds]] (2004) - Meh, pretty much what I expected. ​ The only good thing about this movie was Sophia Myles as Lady Penelope.   * [[wp>​Thunderbirds]] (2004) - Meh, pretty much what I expected. ​ The only good thing about this movie was Sophia Myles as Lady Penelope.
   * [[wp>​Splice]] (2009) - This was okay.  Was kinda expecting a bit more though. ​ Delphine Chan�ac was pretty even as the mutant, kinda reminded me of Laura Harris.   * [[wp>​Splice]] (2009) - This was okay.  Was kinda expecting a bit more though. ​ Delphine Chan�ac was pretty even as the mutant, kinda reminded me of Laura Harris.
-  * [[wp>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. +  * [[wp>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. 
-  * [[wp>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.+  * [[wp>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.
   * [[wp>​Eyeborgs]] (2009) - Fun, cheesy little sci-fi movie.   * [[wp>​Eyeborgs]] (2009) - Fun, cheesy little sci-fi movie.
 ==== July ==== ==== July ====
   * [[wp>​Freezer Burn]] (2007) - Quite a strange film, based around a pretty creepy premise. ​ At times I thought the acting was dire, other times passable.   * [[wp>​Freezer Burn]] (2007) - Quite a strange film, based around a pretty creepy premise. ​ At times I thought the acting was dire, other times passable.
-  * [[wp>Mr. Nobody]] (2009) - Quite an interesting film.  I was impressed with Jared Leto\'s performance.+  * [[wp>Mr. Nobody]] (2009) - Quite an interesting film.  I was impressed with Jared Leto's performance.
   * [[wp>​Virtuality]] (2009) - Seen quite a few similar things before, I liked the semi-realism. ​ Was an okay film.   * [[wp>​Virtuality]] (2009) - Seen quite a few similar things before, I liked the semi-realism. ​ Was an okay film.
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
-  * [[wp>​Date Night]] (2010) - This wasn\'t bad.  I liked Steve Carell in this. +  * [[wp>​Date Night]] (2010) - This wasn't bad.  I liked Steve Carell in this. 
-  * [[wp>The Bounty Hunter]] (2010) - Wasn\'t expecting much from this, and I was disappointed. +  * [[wp>The Bounty Hunter]] (2010) - Wasn't expecting much from this, and I was disappointed. 
-  * [[wp>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. ​+  * [[wp>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. ​
   * [[wp>13 going on 30]] (2004) - Meh, part of my body-swapping-movies period. ​ DFIG.   * [[wp>13 going on 30]] (2004) - Meh, part of my body-swapping-movies period. ​ DFIG.
   * [[wp>​Damage]] (2009) - I actually quite liked this, it could have been a lot worse.   * [[wp>​Damage]] (2009) - I actually quite liked this, it could have been a lot worse.
 ==== June ==== ==== June ====
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
-  * [[wp>​Stormbreaker]] (2006) - Very cheesey teen secret agent film.  I do like this crap, though it isn\'t a good movie. ​ Perfect background stuff though.+  * [[wp>​Stormbreaker]] (2006) - Very cheesey teen secret agent film.  I do like this crap, though it isn't a good movie. ​ Perfect background stuff though.
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​First Blood: Part II]] (1985) - Watched the older Rambo films almost in one sitting. ​ Fun action film.   * [[wp>​First Blood: Part II]] (1985) - Watched the older Rambo films almost in one sitting. ​ Fun action film.
Line 782: Line 838:
   * [[wp>In Bruges]] (2008) - Good film.   * [[wp>In Bruges]] (2008) - Good film.
   * [[wp>Son of Rambow]] (2007) - I enjoyed this.  It was a nice film.   * [[wp>Son of Rambow]] (2007) - I enjoyed this.  It was a nice film.
-  * [[wp>​Millions]] (2004) - This was alright, not as much fun as I\'d expected.+  * [[wp>​Millions]] (2004) - This was alright, not as much fun as I'd expected.
   * [[wp>In The Electric Mist]] (2009) - This was a decent film.  I like John Goodman as a not-so-nice guy.    * [[wp>In The Electric Mist]] (2009) - This was a decent film.  I like John Goodman as a not-so-nice guy. 
-  * [[wp>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. +  * [[wp>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. 
-  * [[wp>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. +  * [[wp>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. 
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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 ==== ==== May ====
-  * [[wp>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.+  * [[wp>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.
   * [[wp>​Horror Express]] (1972) - Campy Brit horror, GFIG.   * [[wp>​Horror Express]] (1972) - Campy Brit horror, GFIG.
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​Race to Witch Mountain]] (2009) - Meh, kids film.  Coulda been worse.   * [[wp>​Race to Witch Mountain]] (2009) - Meh, kids film.  Coulda been worse.
   * [[wp>9]] (2009) - Quite different. ​ Was interesting.   * [[wp>9]] (2009) - Quite different. ​ Was interesting.
-  * [[wp>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.+  * [[wp>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 ==== ==== April ====
   * [[wp>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.   * [[wp>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.
Line 799: Line 855:
   * [[wp>​Night of the Living Dead]] (1990) - Was in a Zombie mood, fun fun.   * [[wp>​Night of the Living Dead]] (1990) - Was in a Zombie mood, fun fun.
   * [[wp>​Nightmares]] (1983) - Fun urban legend type horror film.   * [[wp>​Nightmares]] (1983) - Fun urban legend type horror film.
-  * [[wp>​Tooth Fairy]] (2009) - Ugh, wasn\'t good.+  * [[wp>​Tooth Fairy]] (2009) - Ugh, wasn't good.
   * [[wp>​Blood Car]] (2007) - Kinda seen the plot before but there was some interesting scenes/​dialogue. ​ Not all that great though.   * [[wp>​Blood Car]] (2007) - Kinda seen the plot before but there was some interesting scenes/​dialogue. ​ Not all that great though.
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
-  * [[wp>​High Plains Invaders]] (2009) - Was keen to see James Marsters in this, thought it would be fun.  Didn\'t enjoy it all that much.+  * [[wp>​High Plains Invaders]] (2009) - Was keen to see James Marsters in this, thought it would be fun.  Didn't enjoy it all that much.
   * [[wp>​Icarus]] (2009) - Not that good, pretty much what I expected.   * [[wp>​Icarus]] (2009) - Not that good, pretty much what I expected.
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
-  * [[wp>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. +  * [[wp>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. 
-  * [[wp>​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).+  * [[wp>​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).
   * [[wp>Law Abiding Citizen]] (2009) - I liked this film.  Have to take it with a bit of salt, but it was fun.   * [[wp>Law Abiding Citizen]] (2009) - I liked this film.  Have to take it with a bit of salt, but it was fun.
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​Vampire Whores From Outer Space]] (2005) - This is the sorta thing I usually watch out of curiosity. ​ It was pretty mind-numbing.   * [[wp>​Vampire Whores From Outer Space]] (2005) - This is the sorta thing I usually watch out of curiosity. ​ It was pretty mind-numbing.
-  * [[wp>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. +  * [[wp>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. 
-  * [[wp>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. +  * [[wp>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. 
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
-  * [[wp>The Marine]] (2006) - Simple action film, it reminded me of Arnie\'s Commando. ​ I really liked it.  Robert Patrick made an excellent villian.+  * [[wp>The Marine]] (2006) - Simple action film, it reminded me of Arnie'​s Commando. ​ I really liked it.  Robert Patrick made an excellent villian.
 ==== March ==== ==== March ====
-  * [[wp>​Deadly Manor]] (1990) - Feels older than 1990 - it\'s what I expected, pretty dire.+  * [[wp>​Deadly Manor]] (1990) - Feels older than 1990 - it's what I expected, pretty dire.
   * [[wp>​Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths]] (2010) - Meh, this was alright.   * [[wp>​Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths]] (2010) - Meh, this was alright.
   * [[wp>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.   * [[wp>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.
-  * [[wp>I\'m a Cyborg, But That\'s Okay]] (2006) - Very sweet, and delightfully eccentric.+  * [[wp>​I'​m a Cyborg, But That's Okay]] (2006) - Very sweet, and delightfully eccentric.
   * [[wp>​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.    * [[wp>​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. 
   * [[wp>​Hunger]] (2008) - Powerful cinematic film.   * [[wp>​Hunger]] (2008) - Powerful cinematic film.
-  * [[wp>I\'m Gonna Git You Sucka]] (1988) - Great, fun film. +  * [[wp>​I'​m Gonna Git You Sucka]] (1988) - Great, fun film. 
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​John Tucker Must Die]] (2006) - This was an okay little comedy. ​ Introduced me to Sophia Bush.   * [[wp>​John Tucker Must Die]] (2006) - This was an okay little comedy. ​ Introduced me to Sophia Bush.
   * [[wp>​Salvage]] (1979) - Delightfully cheesy upbeat 70s film.   * [[wp>​Salvage]] (1979) - Delightfully cheesy upbeat 70s film.
-  * [[wp>​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).+  * [[wp>​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).
   * [[wp>​Highway to Hell]] (1992) - Excellent and pretty crazy. ​ Fun film.   * [[wp>​Highway to Hell]] (1992) - Excellent and pretty crazy. ​ Fun film.
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​RV]] (2006) - I liked this, fun Robin Williams family movie.   * [[wp>​RV]] (2006) - I liked this, fun Robin Williams family movie.
-  * [[wp>​Habitat]] (1997) - This wasn\'t a bad sci-fi film.  The scene in the lagoon made the film for me though.+  * [[wp>​Habitat]] (1997) - This wasn't a bad sci-fi film.  The scene in the lagoon made the film for me though.
   * [[wp>​Paul Blart Mall Cop]] (2009) - This kept my attention, sort of, but it was a pretty terrible film.   * [[wp>​Paul Blart Mall Cop]] (2009) - This kept my attention, sort of, but it was a pretty terrible film.
-  * [[wp>​High Spirits]] (1988) - Fun 80s comedy/​horror. ​ Peter O\'Toole was a great character as always.+  * [[wp>​High Spirits]] (1988) - Fun 80s comedy/​horror. ​ Peter O'​Toole was a great character as always.
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​Battle Creek Brawl]] (1980) - Decent Jackie Chan film with some quite strange scenes.   * [[wp>​Battle Creek Brawl]] (1980) - Decent Jackie Chan film with some quite strange scenes.
Line 840: Line 896:
   * [[wp>The Box]] (2009) - Meh, was okay.   * [[wp>The Box]] (2009) - Meh, was okay.
   * [[wp>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\".   * [[wp>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\".
-  * [[wp>​Time Traveler\'s Wife]] (2009) - This was pretty good - I had high hopes after enjoying the book and the movie didn\'t disappoint. +  * [[wp>​Time Traveler'​s Wife]] (2009) - This was pretty good - I had high hopes after enjoying the book and the movie didn't disappoint. 
-  * [[wp>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.+  * [[wp>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.
   * [[wp>​Four Christmases]] (2009) - This was mediocre, pretty much what I expected. ​ Could have been worse.   * [[wp>​Four Christmases]] (2009) - This was mediocre, pretty much what I expected. ​ Could have been worse.
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
-  * [[wp>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.+  * [[wp>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.
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​Dorian Gray]] (2009) - This was okay.   * [[wp>​Dorian Gray]] (2009) - This was okay.
-  * [[wp>​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.  ​+  * [[wp>​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.  ​
   * [[wp>A Dangerous Man]] (2009) - Not as bad as I expected.   * [[wp>A Dangerous Man]] (2009) - Not as bad as I expected.
-  * [[wp>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. +  * [[wp>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. 
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​Dead Air]] (2009) - Quite similar to Pontypool and Pontypool did it better.   * [[wp>​Dead Air]] (2009) - Quite similar to Pontypool and Pontypool did it better.
   * [[wp>The Initiation of Sarah]] (2006) - Only considered this because of Summer Glau, it was okay, she only just barely saved it though.   * [[wp>The Initiation of Sarah]] (2006) - Only considered this because of Summer Glau, it was okay, she only just barely saved it though.
   * [[wp>The Midnight Meat Train]] (2008) - Um, it was okay, not as bad as I expected.   * [[wp>The Midnight Meat Train]] (2008) - Um, it was okay, not as bad as I expected.
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>The Cave]] (2005) - Not as claustrophobic as The Descent, but a decent horror film.   * [[wp>The Cave]] (2005) - Not as claustrophobic as The Descent, but a decent horror film.
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​Trilogy of Terror]] (1975) - This was average, pretty predictable.   * [[wp>​Trilogy of Terror]] (1975) - This was average, pretty predictable.
 ==== February ==== ==== February ====
-  * [[wp>​Santa\'s Slay]] (2005) - I really enjoyed this, one of my favourite cheesy-xmas-horror films to date.+  * [[wp>​Santa'​s Slay]] (2005) - I really enjoyed this, one of my favourite cheesy-xmas-horror films to date.
   * [[wp>​Decoys 2]] (2007) - More of the same really, could have been worse.   * [[wp>​Decoys 2]] (2007) - More of the same really, could have been worse.
   * [[wp>​Whiteout]] (2009) - Average thriller, some beautiful landscapes but I was missing the abandoned feeling I like from these isolated winter films.   * [[wp>​Whiteout]] (2009) - Average thriller, some beautiful landscapes but I was missing the abandoned feeling I like from these isolated winter films.
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>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.   * [[wp>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.
-  * [[wp>The Gauntlet]] (1977) - This is definitely not one of Eastwood\'s best. +  * [[wp>The Gauntlet]] (1977) - This is definitely not one of Eastwood'​s best. 
-  * [[wp>​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). +  * [[wp>​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). 
-  * [[wp>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. +  * [[wp>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. 
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
-  * [[wp>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.+  * [[wp>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.
   * [[wp>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.   * [[wp>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.
   * [[wp>​Seconds]] (1966) - Pretty good movie, quite disconcerting at times. ​ Especially the waiting room sequences and basically the last third.   * [[wp>​Seconds]] (1966) - Pretty good movie, quite disconcerting at times. ​ Especially the waiting room sequences and basically the last third.
-  * [[wp>​Decoys]] (2004) - Poor man\'s Species, without Natasha Henstridge, so it\'s pretty pointless. ​ Overall it\'s an average film, could have been worse.+  * [[wp>​Decoys]] (2004) - Poor man's Species, without Natasha Henstridge, so it's pretty pointless. ​ Overall it's an average film, could have been worse.
   * [[wp>​Dread]] (2009) - This was alright, a little slow at times.   * [[wp>​Dread]] (2009) - This was alright, a little slow at times.
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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 ==== ==== January ====
-  * [[wp>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.  ​+  * [[wp>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.  ​
   * [[wp>​Case 39]] (2009) - This was an okay horror/​thriller. ​ I liked how precocious she was in the scene with the psychologist.   * [[wp>​Case 39]] (2009) - This was an okay horror/​thriller. ​ I liked how precocious she was in the scene with the psychologist.
   * [[wp>​Horsemen]] (2009) - Watched this with my dad, I think it was the night Seven died.  It was a pretty decent thriller.   * [[wp>​Horsemen]] (2009) - Watched this with my dad, I think it was the night Seven died.  It was a pretty decent thriller.
   * [[wp>​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 :-)   * [[wp>​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 :-)
-  * [[wp>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. +  * [[wp>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. 
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​Vice Versa]] (1988) - Another fun 80s movie from my past.  Was interesting to see again.   * [[wp>​Vice Versa]] (1988) - Another fun 80s movie from my past.  Was interesting to see again.
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​Whatever Works]] (2009) - Not a bad film, pretty much Woody Allen meets Curb Your Enthusiasm... Which was probably what they were going for.   * [[wp>​Whatever Works]] (2009) - Not a bad film, pretty much Woody Allen meets Curb Your Enthusiasm... Which was probably what they were going for.
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
-  * [[wp>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. +  * [[wp>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. 
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
   * [[wp>​Battle Angel]] (1993) - aka Gunnm. ​ Not a bad OVA, a little preoccupied with the romance and light on the tech but I enjoyed it.   * [[wp>​Battle Angel]] (1993) - aka Gunnm. ​ Not a bad OVA, a little preoccupied with the romance and light on the tech but I enjoyed it.
 ===== 2009 ===== ===== 2009 =====
 ==== December ==== ==== December ====
-  * [[wp>The Proposal]] (2009) - Meh this was alright, I was a little bored. ​ \"Not bad for it\'s genre\"​.+  * [[wp>The Proposal]] (2009) - Meh this was alright, I was a little bored. ​ \"Not bad for it's genre\"​.
   * [[wp>Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs]] (2009) - I was bored with this.  I remember enjoying the original, but this seemed overplayed and forced.   * [[wp>Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs]] (2009) - I was bored with this.  I remember enjoying the original, but this seemed overplayed and forced.
   * [[wp>​Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead]] (2009) - This was alright. ​ Nothing special. ​ Could have been worse.   * [[wp>​Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead]] (2009) - This was alright. ​ Nothing special. ​ Could have been worse.
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>The Dark Hours]] (2005) - Not a bad film, the plot was obvious from the beginning though.   * [[wp>The Dark Hours]] (2005) - Not a bad film, the plot was obvious from the beginning though.
-  * [[wp>​Scooby Doo: The Mystery Begins]] (2009) - Barely paid much attention to this, it wasn\'t good, which I kind of expected.+  * [[wp>​Scooby Doo: The Mystery Begins]] (2009) - Barely paid much attention to this, it wasn't good, which I kind of expected.
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
-  * [[wp>​Wendigo]] (2001) - This wasn\'t a bad film, I would have reedited it completely though, the pace was all wrong.+  * [[wp>​Wendigo]] (2001) - This wasn't a bad film, I would have reedited it completely though, the pace was all wrong.
   * [[wp>​Freaky Friday]] (2003) - This was okay.   * [[wp>​Freaky Friday]] (2003) - This was okay.
   * [[wp>​Freaky Friday]] (1976) - Quite a strange, dated film.  The last 20 minutes were pretty crazy. ​ Jodie Foster was decent in it.   * [[wp>​Freaky Friday]] (1976) - Quite a strange, dated film.  The last 20 minutes were pretty crazy. ​ Jodie Foster was decent in it.
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
-  * [[wp>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.+  * [[wp>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.
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
-  * [[wp>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.+  * [[wp>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.
   * [[wp>​Army of One]] (1993) - aka Joshua Tree.  This was a terrible but enjoyable, cheesey film.   * [[wp>​Army of One]] (1993) - aka Joshua Tree.  This was a terrible but enjoyable, cheesey film.
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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 ==== ==== November ====
   * [[wp>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.   * [[wp>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.
   * [[wp>​Runaway Train]] (1985) - Meh, this was alright.   * [[wp>​Runaway Train]] (1985) - Meh, this was alright.
   * [[wp>​Gamer]] (2009) - Wanted to love this but it was only okay.   * [[wp>​Gamer]] (2009) - Wanted to love this but it was only okay.
-  * [[wp>​Scrooged]] (1988) - Was in the mood for some 80s Bill Murray. ​ It\'s an okay film. +  * [[wp>​Scrooged]] (1988) - Was in the mood for some 80s Bill Murray. ​ It's an okay film. 
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>The Machinist]] (2004) - Good film, Christian Bale was great as usual.   * [[wp>The Machinist]] (2004) - Good film, Christian Bale was great as usual.
-  * [[wp>​Mama\'s Boy]] (2007) - This was alright. ​ I fall in love with Anna Faris in different ways with each film I see her in. +  * [[wp>​Mama'​s Boy]] (2007) - This was alright. ​ I fall in love with Anna Faris in different ways with each film I see her in. 
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
-  * [[wp>​Jesus Camp]] (2006) - My god.  It\'s like a horror film for free thinkers. +  * [[wp>​Jesus Camp]] (2006) - My god.  It's like a horror film for free thinkers. 
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>The Patriot]] (2000) - This was okay.   * [[wp>The Patriot]] (2000) - This was okay.
   * [[wp>​U.S. Marshals]] (1998) - I like this, very good fugitive film.  Both the leads are great.   * [[wp>​U.S. Marshals]] (1998) - I like this, very good fugitive film.  Both the leads are great.
Line 932: Line 988:
   * [[wp>​Assassination of a High School President]] (2008) - Mischa Barton looked amazing in this.  I quite enjoyed the film too.   * [[wp>​Assassination of a High School President]] (2008) - Mischa Barton looked amazing in this.  I quite enjoyed the film too.
   * [[wp>17 Again]] (2009)   * [[wp>17 Again]] (2009)
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>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.   * [[wp>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.
-  * [[wp>​Cool World]] (1992) - Interesting film, I can\'t really say I enjoyed it though, didn\'t quite make enough sense.+  * [[wp>​Cool World]] (1992) - Interesting film, I can't really say I enjoyed it though, didn't quite make enough sense.
   * [[wp>​Stag Night]] (2009) - Some interesting elements to this, but not that great a film.   * [[wp>​Stag Night]] (2009) - Some interesting elements to this, but not that great a film.
-  * [[wp>​Before The Devil Knows You\'re Dead]] (2007) - I enjoyed this depressing thriller.+  * [[wp>​Before The Devil Knows You're Dead]] (2007) - I enjoyed this depressing thriller.
   * [[wp>​Rise of the Gargoyles]] (2009) - Low budget monster film that had little going for it.  It could have been worse.   * [[wp>​Rise of the Gargoyles]] (2009) - Low budget monster film that had little going for it.  It could have been worse.
   * [[wp>​Michael Clayton]] (2007) - Decent film.   * [[wp>​Michael Clayton]] (2007) - Decent film.
   * [[wp>​Land of the Lost]] (2009) - Average Will Ferrell movie. ​ Some fun/​interesting moments. ​ Anna Friel was cute.   * [[wp>​Land of the Lost]] (2009) - Average Will Ferrell movie. ​ Some fun/​interesting moments. ​ Anna Friel was cute.
-  * [[wp>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).+  * [[wp>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).
   * [[wp>The Beastmaster]] (1982) - Great cheesey 80s adventure/​fantasy film.   * [[wp>The Beastmaster]] (1982) - Great cheesey 80s adventure/​fantasy film.
-  * [[wp>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. +  * [[wp>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. 
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​Black Cadillac]] (2003) - Decent little thriller.   * [[wp>​Black Cadillac]] (2003) - Decent little thriller.
-  * [[wp>​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 +  * [[wp>​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 
-  * [[wp>​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). +  * [[wp>​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). 
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>The Promotion]] (0)   * [[wp>The Promotion]] (0)
   * [[wp>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.   * [[wp>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.
   * [[wp>​iMurders]] (2008) - Thoroughly mediocre.   * [[wp>​iMurders]] (2008) - Thoroughly mediocre.
-  * [[wp>​Reservation Road]] (2007) - I didn\'t really care about the characters and found the movie a bit slow.  It was okay though. +  * [[wp>​Reservation Road]] (2007) - I didn't really care about the characters and found the movie a bit slow.  It was okay though. 
-  * [[wp>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.+  * [[wp>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.
   * [[wp>​Tourist Trap]] (1979) - B movie gold.   * [[wp>​Tourist Trap]] (1979) - B movie gold.
   * [[wp>​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.   * [[wp>​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.
Line 966: Line 1022:
   * [[wp>​Observe and Report]] (2009) - Meh, was okay.   * [[wp>​Observe and Report]] (2009) - Meh, was okay.
   * [[wp>​Santa Who?]] (2000) - Meh.  Had to watch it because Leslie Nelson was in it.  Could have been worse.   * [[wp>​Santa Who?]] (2000) - Meh.  Had to watch it because Leslie Nelson was in it.  Could have been worse.
-  * [[wp>​Drag Me To Hell]] (2009) - I enjoyed this.  Refreshingly different from what we\'ve had in the past decade or so.+  * [[wp>​Drag Me To Hell]] (2009) - I enjoyed this.  Refreshingly different from what we've had in the past decade or so.
   * [[wp>​Infestation]] (2009) - This was pretty decent.   * [[wp>​Infestation]] (2009) - This was pretty decent.
   * [[wp>​Year One]] (2009) - Meh, nothing special.   * [[wp>​Year One]] (2009) - Meh, nothing special.
   * [[wp>​Mystic River]] (2003) - Decent film, well acted.   * [[wp>​Mystic River]] (2003) - Decent film, well acted.
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​Edmond]] (2005) - I liked this, quite an interesting movie. ​ William H. Macy always impresses.   * [[wp>​Edmond]] (2005) - I liked this, quite an interesting movie. ​ William H. Macy always impresses.
   * [[wp>​Frailty]] (2002) - Decent film.  Bill Paxton was very good in it.   * [[wp>​Frailty]] (2002) - Decent film.  Bill Paxton was very good in it.
Line 979: Line 1035:
   * [[wp>The Reader]] (2008) - I enjoyed this.   * [[wp>The Reader]] (2008) - I enjoyed this.
   * [[wp>​3:​10 to Yuma]] (2008) - Excellent western film.  Bale and Crowe were great.   * [[wp>​3:​10 to Yuma]] (2008) - Excellent western film.  Bale and Crowe were great.
-  * [[wp>​Dorian Blues]] (2004) - Wasn\'t quite sure what to expect, this was a good film though.+  * [[wp>​Dorian Blues]] (2004) - Wasn't quite sure what to expect, this was a good film though.
   * [[wp>​Elegy]] (2008) - Was a good movie, albeit a little depressing. ​ I liked Ben Kingsley in this.   * [[wp>​Elegy]] (2008) - Was a good movie, albeit a little depressing. ​ I liked Ben Kingsley in this.
-  * [[wp>The Devil\'s Backbone]] (2001) - The cinematography was superb in this, it was a beautiful film.  It\'s a pity it was such a clich�d story - I\'ve seen it all many times before.+  * [[wp>The Devil'​s Backbone]] (2001) - The cinematography was superb in this, it was a beautiful film.  It's a pity it was such a clich�d story - I've seen it all many times before.
   * [[wp>​Derailed]] (2005) - Not a bad film.   * [[wp>​Derailed]] (2005) - Not a bad film.
-  * [[wp>Bob Funk]] (2009) - Okay for it\'s genre.+  * [[wp>Bob Funk]] (2009) - Okay for it's genre.
   * [[wp>​Marooned]] (1969) - Quite slow, and probably done better by the Apollo 13 movie, was okay though.   * [[wp>​Marooned]] (1969) - Quite slow, and probably done better by the Apollo 13 movie, was okay though.
-  * [[wp>​Space Truckers]] (1996) - Quite enjoyed this, wasn\'t expecting much at all from it.  Dennis Hopper was pretty good. +  * [[wp>​Space Truckers]] (1996) - Quite enjoyed this, wasn't expecting much at all from it.  Dennis Hopper was pretty good. 
-  * [[wp>​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.+  * [[wp>​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.
   * [[wp>​976-EVIL]] (1988) - Very weird film.  Worth watching.   * [[wp>​976-EVIL]] (1988) - Very weird film.  Worth watching.
   * [[wp>​Alien Hunter]] (2003) - Kinda guessed what the message was, but I enjoyed the film.  I like James Spader, and the Antarctic landscape is cool.   * [[wp>​Alien Hunter]] (2003) - Kinda guessed what the message was, but I enjoyed the film.  I like James Spader, and the Antarctic landscape is cool.
-  * [[wp>I Love You, Man]] (2009) - This wasn\'t bad.+  * [[wp>I Love You, Man]] (2009) - This wasn't bad.
 ==== August ==== ==== August ====
   * [[wp>​Blood:​ The Last Vampire]] (2009) - This was okay.  Cute girl.   * [[wp>​Blood:​ The Last Vampire]] (2009) - This was okay.  Cute girl.
-  * [[wp>​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. +  * [[wp>​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. 
-  * [[wp>Six Days and Seven Nights]] (1998) - This was alright, wasn\'t as bad as I\'d been lead to believe.+  * [[wp>Six Days and Seven Nights]] (1998) - This was alright, wasn't as bad as I'd been lead to believe.
   * [[wp>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.   * [[wp>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.
   * [[wp>​Adventureland]] (2009)   * [[wp>​Adventureland]] (2009)
Line 1007: Line 1063:
   * [[wp>The Escapist]] (2009) - I enjoyed this.  Felt like a homage to Shawshank Redemption. Became a fan of Brian Cox ever since Red.   * [[wp>The Escapist]] (2009) - I enjoyed this.  Felt like a homage to Shawshank Redemption. Became a fan of Brian Cox ever since Red.
 ==== July ==== ==== July ====
-  * [[wp>The Mechanic]] (1972) - This wasn\'t bad.+  * [[wp>The Mechanic]] (1972) - This wasn't bad.
   * [[wp>​American Gangster]] (2007) - Thought I'd already seen this. It was good.   * [[wp>​American Gangster]] (2007) - Thought I'd already seen this. It was good.
   * [[wp>​Civic Duty]] (2006) - Not bad. Kinda interesting premise.   * [[wp>​Civic Duty]] (2006) - Not bad. Kinda interesting premise.
Line 2127: Line 2183:
   * [[wp>​Polymorph]] (2005)   * [[wp>​Polymorph]] (2005)
   * [[wp>​Serenity]] (2005)   * [[wp>​Serenity]] (2005)
-  * [[wp>​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+  * [[wp>​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
   * [[wp>​Suicide Club]] (2005)   * [[wp>​Suicide Club]] (2005)
   * [[wp>The 51st State]] (2005)   * [[wp>The 51st State]] (2005)
movies.1572268566.txt.gz · Last modified: 2019/10/28 13:16 by neil