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 ====== Movies I've Watched ====== ====== Movies I've Watched ======
   * See also [[Notable movies]]   * See also [[Notable movies]]
 +===== 2021 =====
 +==== April ====
 +  * [[wp>​Mortal Kombat]] (2021) - Better than I expected. ​ I'm not sure I'd recommened it to anyone though, but I like how realistically some of the actors took the roles.
 +  * [[wp>​Stowaway]] (2021) - While this was ok - and Anna Kendrick was better than I expected in this more serious role - the science was a bit annoying. ​ I don't understand (they didn't make it clear enough) why there was a time pressure toward the end.  Anyway, meh.
 +  * [[wp>​Ratcatcher]] (1999) - Interesting movie, I liked it.  The old Glasgow asthetic had me hooked from the start. I liked the director'​s style. ​ Wil check our another of her movies (We Need to Talk About Kevin) soon.
 +  * [[wp>​Nobody]] (2021) - I thought this was excellent. ​ Fun action movie in a similar vein to John Wick, but which takes itself a little less seriously. ​ It was good to see Bob Odenkirk stretching his acting chops. ​ Christopher Lloyd looked like he was having fun in the role too.
 +  * [[wp>​Original Gangster]] (2021) - I quite liked the lead actor and the movie was ok - it was a bit strange though, don't think I'd recommend it.
 +  * [[wp>​Doors]] (2021) - This was better than I thought it would be, but I don't think I'd recommend it to anyone.
 +  * [[wp>​Extra Ordinary]] (2019) - The main actress was quite believable, and I appreciated Will Forte being in this, but overall, meh.
 +==== March ====
 +  * [[wp>​Police Story]] (1985) - I wanted to show Naomi an earlyish Jackie Chan [kung fu] film, this might not have been the best choice however. ​ I enjoyed it.
 +  * [[wp>​Look Who's Talking Too]] (1990)
 +  * [[wp>​Look Who's Talking]] (1989) - We were talking about this movie recently and decided to watch it.  Funny to hear Bruce Willis'​s voice. ​ Decent, family type movie.
 +==== February ====
 +  * [[wp>​Jackie Brown]] - Wanted to show this to Naomi. ​ Not my favourite Tarantino movie, but I have a bit of a soft spot for it.  I listened to The Delphonics for a while after I first watched this movie.
 +  * [[wp>​Outside The Wire]] (2021) - This was awful. ​ The US military have a full artifically intelligent humanoid robot (and have had it for at least 3-5 years) and we just watched it run around with a gun for 2 hours? ​ Unimaginative crap.
 +  * [[wp>​Star Trek: Insurrection]] (1998)
 +  * [[wp>​Star Trek: First Contact]] (1996) - Felt like watching one of [the] TNG movies. ​ Good Star Trek movie, felt like a high budget episode, which is good.
 +  * [[wp>A Perfect World]] (1993) - Part of our Costner marathon. ​ This was a decent movie, pretty wholesome despite the murders.
 +  * [[wp>The Little Things]] (2021) - I enjoyed this.  There were some strange cinematic choices, but it worked overall.
 +  * [[wp>​Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves]] (1991) - Fun little family adventure movie. ​ Alan Rickman is good as the sheriff.
 +  * [[wp>The Bodyguard]] (1992) - We've been watching Yellowstone and it put me in the mood to rewatch some of the classic Costner movies. ​ I hadn't seen this one in a long time, good movie.
 +==== January ====
 +  * [[wp>​Morgan]] (2016) - I liked this movie.
 +  * [[wp>​Memento]] (2000) - Naomi hadn't seen this, so wanted to show it to her.  Good movie.
 +  * [[wp>​Supergirl]] (1984) - Naomi hadn't seen this, so wanted to show it to her.  Such a cheesey film, but I've always had a soft spot for it.
 ===== 2020 ===== ===== 2020 =====
 +==== December ====
 +  * [[wp>​Solitary (film)|Solitary]] (2020) - Forgettable.
 +  * [[wp>​Gremlins (film)|Gremlins]] (1984) - I was in the mood to watch this.  It's a Christmas movie!
 +  * [[wp>Die Hard]] (1988) - Classic Christmas movie.
 +  * [[wp>​Freaky (film)|Freaky]] (2020) - Meh, alright, the story was a bit mediocre. ​   Vince Vaughn did a decent job.  It felt like it was aimed toward young adults/​teens despite it having an R rating.
 +  * [[wp>​Tenet (film)|Tenet]] (2020) - This was okay.  I was looking forward to it, but I didn't like it as much as I hoped. ​ I felt like there was something missing maybe. ​ Not sure.  I'll probably watch it again.
 +  * [[wp>​Superintelligence (film)|Superintelligence]] (2010) - Meh, pretty mediocre. ​ I was hoping for more from the AI, it was a bit lacklustre, as was Melissa McCarthy.
 +  * [[wp>​Boss Level]] (2020) - I was pleasantly surprised at this, enjoyable groundhog day action movie.
 +  * [[wp>​Secret Society of Second-Born Royals]] (2020) - Forgettable.
 +  * [[wp>The New Mutants]] (2020) - Meh.  Ok.
 +==== November ====
 +  * [[wp>​Save Yourselves]] (2020) - This was ok.
 +  * [[wp>​2067 (film)|2067]] (2020) - Meh, nothing of interest.
 +  * [[wp>​The_Collector_(2009_film)|The Collector]] (2009) - I found out about this in a list online of movies 'where the victim hold their own against the killer'​. ​ Decent movie, pretty gruesome, might seek out the sequels.
 +  * [[wp>​The_Girl_in_the_Spider'​s_Web_(film)|The Girl In The Spider'​s Web]] (2018) - Pretty decent movie. ​ Not too much stood out though, I liked the character somewhat, though I was kinda hoping for more.  Sniper rifle was cool.
 +  * [[wp>​Mindwarp]] (1991) - A Bruce Campbell movie I hadn't seen already. ​ It was alright, the usual late 80s/early 90s shlock gore.  Interesting idea about the virtual worlds for 1991.  Not much new/​interesting though.
 +  * [[wp>The Green Mile]] (1999) - Good movie, I think I'd seen it before, but couldn'​t remember much of it.  Interesting story idea.  Great performances.
 +  * [[wp>The Untouchables]] (1987) - We were watching this after hearing Sean Connery died.  This was ok.  Good performance from the cast.  Some of the cinematography was a little dated.
 +==== October ====
 +  * [[wp>​Borat Subsequent Moviefilm]] - Meh, some humorous moments but I didn't really enjoy this.  I think it's been '​done'​. ​ That said, it's an interesting '​measure of our times' type movie. ​ The young girl was pretty good, I expect we'll see more of her.
 +  * [[wp>​Love and Monsters]] - I didn't expect much from this film, but I was pleasantly surprised. ​ One of the better '​journey while battling monsters'​ movies out there. ​ I should look out for more from this director/​writer.
 +  * [[wp>The Andromeda Strain (1971 film)|The Andromeda Strain]] (1971) - I liked this movie. ​ In typical 70s fashion it was slow and plodding at times, but I liked that aspect, I felt it added gravitas. ​ Good movie to watch during this Covid season. ​ It's got me wanting to watch a couple more 60s/70s movies now - I like that era of film making.
 +  * [[wp>The Manchurian Candidate (2004 film)|The Manchurian Candidate]] (2004) - I'd heard a few references to these movies recently, which I hadn't seen, so wanted to cross them off the list.  Meh, simple story. ​ I actually preferred some of the imagery from the original movie (the flower lecture for example) and although I found the solitare scenes in the original a bit too much, it was good to have some sort of anchor which I felt was missing from this version.
 +  * [[wp>​Swordfish]] (2001) - I like this movie. ​ It still holds up well.  Some classic scenes :)  I wanted to show it to Naomi after I found out she hadn't seen it.  I still want that computer he uses.
 +  * [[wp>The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film)|The Manchurian Candidate]] (1962) - I thought this was a good movie, but I didn't enjoy it much at all.  Pretty slow, felt like it needed better editing - I guess I've just been spoiled with modern film making.
 +  * [[wp>​Dirty Harry]] (1971) - Although this film looks so dated in a way, it's still pretty timeless for me.  Naomi hadn't seen it and I thought it might be a bit like Zodiac we saw recently (it wasn't as similar as I remembered). ​ I want to watch the sequels - I've only seen one or two of them I think.
 +  * [[wp>​American Pie presents Girls Rules]] (2020) - This was alright. ​ No real laugh out loud moments but I don't think I'm the intended audience. ​ It was interesting to see how these movies have developed for a modern audience.
 +  * [[wp>The Silencing]] (2020) - I was pleasantly surprised at this.  Good movie. ​ It felt a little morally different too - the story didn't develop as I expected - which I guess is a good thing.
 +==== September ====
 +  * [[wp>​Marionette]] (2020) - This was okay.  Pretty much what I expected, but fell sort of flat - I didn't like the ending.
 +  * [[wp>​Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon]] (2006) - I'd been meaning to watch this for a while. ​ There were some great references to slasher tropes that I enjoyed seeing. ​ Fun movie.
 +  * [[wp>​Stretch]] (2014) - Heh, this was fun.
 +  * [[wp>​Enola Holmes]] (2020) - Meh, kids movie. ​ Mille Bobby Brown was decent, I liked the 4th wall breaking.
 +  * [[wp>Red Joan]] (2018) - This was ok.  The young Joan looked a bit like a cross between Emelia Clarke and Reese Wetherspoon.
 +  * [[wp>All The Money In The World]] (2017) - I was hoping for a bit more from Ridley Scott, but the movie was just okay.  It was on Film4 while we were in a hotel for a night due to renovations. ​ Naomi fell asleep during it.
 +  * [[wp>​Oats Studios: Volume 1]] (2017) - A collection of short movies. ​ This was ok.  Not much stood out.  Kept me distracted when I couldn'​t sleep one night (watched on Prime).
 +  * [[wp>The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes]] (1970) - Stumbled across this on Netflix and watched it while I was scanning family photos. ​ It was alright, had the feeling I might have seen it before (the general story was familiar). ​ They went straight into the drugs and sexuality of Sherlock quite quickly. ​ Meh, ok Sherlock movie. ​ Not a huge fan of the main actor.
 +  * [[wp>The 6th Day]] (2000) - I love this film.  Some interesting ideas and the villian'​s scenes towards the very end are memorable for me.  Fun action movie, with a nice bit of futurism.
 +  * [[wp>​American Psycho (film)|American Psycho]] (2000) - Naomi hadn't seen this - I like this movie. ​ I've been meaning to read the book for literally 20 years - since high school. ​ Will try and read it next.
 +  * [[wp>The Babysitter Killer Queen]] (2020) - Meh, this was a bit of a weak sequel, it was okay though. ​ More of the same from the first movie. ​ I liked some of the Scott Pilgrim like cinematography but it all felt a little forced. ​ I enjoyed seeing Samara Weaving again, even though she was only in this movie for a fraction of the time compared to the first.
 +  * [[wp>​Ghost (film)|Ghost]] (1990) - I've been wanting to rewatch this for a while. ​ I was interested in seeing how the heaven/hell creatures were represented - they seemed creepier (more like skeletons) in the version I saw, not sure if they changed/​updated it or if it was just the higher quality version we had now.  The villian from this movie made me want to watch 6th Day again.
 +  * [[wp>​Zodiac (film)|Zodiac]] (2007) - We wanted to see something like this after just finishing The Fall.  I enjoyed this, pretty slow paced, but it was pretty much what I expected it.  Good cast of many familiar faces. ​ It featured a scene of Dirty Harry which makes me want to watch that next.
 +  * [[wp>​Bill and Ted Face The Music]] (2020) - I guess you have to see this if you are a Bill & Ted fan, but I didn't like it too much, just felt a bit forced and it sad to see them getting old.  Quite a few weird scenes and the plot was all over the place. ​ Could have been better.
 +==== August ====
 +  * [[wp>Max Winslow and the House of Secrets]] (2020) - Sheesh, this was pretty terrible. ​ Cheesey and the acting was terrible. ​ Marina Sirtis as the AI sounded just dead inside.. which for an AI might be appropriate,​ but no, it was just bad.  Probably the worst film I've seen this year and I've seen some crap.
 +  * [[wp>​Superman Man of Tomorrow]] (2020) - Meh, pretty much what I expected. ​ Lotta people being thrown through buildings. ​ Kinda nice to see a slightly alternative origin story, but it wasn't that different from normal.
 +  * [[wp>​Sputnik_(film)|Sputnik]] (2020) - This was okay.  Acting was decent, and it was kind of a unique idea, but don't think I'd recommend it to anyone.
 +  * [[wp>​Guns Akimbo]] (2019) - Fun little over the top action movie. ​ Daniel Radcliffe was pretty good in it.  Samara Weaving looked a bit too crazy for me.. like Yolandi from Die Antwood.
 +  * [[wp>Max Reload and the Nether Blasters]] (2020) - This kinda made me embarrassed for Kevin Smith, it wasn't anything like I hoped it'd be.  Meh.  That said, I've been liking [[https://​www.imdb.com/​name/​nm6076950/​|Hassie]] from [[wp>​Tacoma FD]].
 +  * [[wp>​Project Power]] (2020) - This was okay, lots of contrivances that annoyed me slightly, but a fun action/​sci-fi movie overall.
 +  * [[wp>​Nightflyers]] (1987) - I'd meant to watch this before watching the new TV show - glad I didn'​t. ​ This was terrible. ​ I hard a lot of trouble following the plot generally - if I hadn't seen the TV show I'm not sure I would have understood anything. ​ It didn't help that the only copy I could find was terrible VHS quality.
 +  * [[wp>​Matrix Revolutions]] (2003) - I'm convinced Neo hasn't actually left the Matrix - yet.
 +  * [[wp>​Matrix Reloaded]] (2003) - I think this film (and the third) holds up well - almost as a stand alone movie, it doesn'​t deserve the hate it seems to get.  The way the architech speaks is how'd I'd imagine certain AIs would speak to humans - succintly verbose.
 +  * [[wp>​Matrix]] (1999) - I was inspired to rewatch the sequel after watching a review recently - Naomi and I worked through the trilogy over 3 nights. ​ We watched an HD blue ray version - not sure my projector is high enough quality for it to look all that different from the DVD.  I enjoyed this rewatch though. ​ Definitely a great movie.
 +  * [[wp>​American Pickle]] (2020) - Meh, this was fine, lotta handwaving (which was lampshaded) but overall just meh.  I get Seth Rogan was trying to do something a bit more heartfelt, but they could have fitted in a bit more humor.
 +  * [[wp>​G-Loc]] (2020) - Meh, nothing new or interesting in this.
 +  * [[wp>​Return of the Living Dead II]] (1988) - This is ok, a bit repetitive and too similar to the first one.  I'm planning on watching the next three sequels though.
 +  * [[wp>​Return of the Living Dead]] (1985) - This is a fun little zombie film.  It's surprisingly meta (they reference a lot of other zombie films and use the word zombie). ​ The animatronics and effects are extremely well done for what is typical of this genre. ​ Some crazy over the top 80s nudity too!
 +  * [[wp>​Yes,​ God, Yes]] (2020) - Meh, this was like Saved, but not as good.
 ==== July ==== ==== July ====
   * [[wp>​Victor Frankenstein]] (2015) - Meh, didn't like this much.   * [[wp>​Victor Frankenstein]] (2015) - Meh, didn't like this much.
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   * [[wp>The Old Guard]] (2020) - This was a fun movie, thought it was just going to be an action movie, so I welcomed the sci-fi element to it.  They left it wide open for a sequel, which I'd watch.   * [[wp>The Old Guard]] (2020) - This was a fun movie, thought it was just going to be an action movie, so I welcomed the sci-fi element to it.  They left it wide open for a sequel, which I'd watch.
   * [[wp>The Outpost]] (2020) - This was a decent war/soldier movie.   * [[wp>The Outpost]] (2020) - This was a decent war/soldier movie.
-  * [[wp>​Archive]] (2020) - Wasn't expecting much from this but I was pleasantly surprised. ​ Overall the story was decent and it had some great set pieces and robotic props.+  * [[wp>Archive (film)|Archive]] (2020) - Wasn't expecting much from this but I was pleasantly surprised. ​ Overall the story was decent and it had some great set pieces and robotic props.
   * [[wp>​Palm Springs]] (2020) - I enjoyed this, but I always like a groundhog day type movie. ​ Some interesting scenes and a decent romantic comedy too.   * [[wp>​Palm Springs]] (2020) - I enjoyed this, but I always like a groundhog day type movie. ​ Some interesting scenes and a decent romantic comedy too.
   * [[wp>​1917]] (2019) - This was a good movie, well shot and acted. ​ Not a whole lot of story, but I was in the mood for an epic war story so I enjoyed it. Watched with Naomi.   * [[wp>​1917]] (2019) - This was a good movie, well shot and acted. ​ Not a whole lot of story, but I was in the mood for an epic war story so I enjoyed it. Watched with Naomi.
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   * [[wp>​Date Movie]] (2006) - Watched this partly because it has Willow in it and partly because it has such a bad imdb rating.. Wow, it's awful. Vikki walked away after 20 minutes (2006-03-12).   * [[wp>​Date Movie]] (2006) - Watched this partly because it has Willow in it and partly because it has such a bad imdb rating.. Wow, it's awful. Vikki walked away after 20 minutes (2006-03-12).
   * [[wp>​Full Metal Jacket]] (1987) - This was on Channel 5 a while ago   * [[wp>​Full Metal Jacket]] (1987) - This was on Channel 5 a while ago
-  * [[wp>​Hero]] (2004) - Had this for a while and just got around to watching it, 2006-03-19. I'm not sure what I think of these sort of films. It was beautifully shot and I enjoyed it but I soon find the imagery quite tiring.+  * [[wp>Hero_(2002_film)|Hero]] (2002) - Had this for a while and just got around to watching it, 2006-03-19. I'm not sure what I think of these sort of films. It was beautifully shot and I enjoyed it but I soon find the imagery quite tiring.
   * [[wp>​Identity]] (2003) - Watched this with Vikki, 2006-03-14. I'd seen this before, but thought Vikki would enjoy it. I quite like this movie.   * [[wp>​Identity]] (2003) - Watched this with Vikki, 2006-03-14. I'd seen this before, but thought Vikki would enjoy it. I quite like this movie.
   * [[wp>​Paycheck]] (2003) - Watched with Vikki, 2006-03-18. Wasn't bad. I'd like to read the original short story. Didn't like Uma Thurman in this much.   * [[wp>​Paycheck]] (2003) - Watched with Vikki, 2006-03-18. Wasn't bad. I'd like to read the original short story. Didn't like Uma Thurman in this much.
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