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Starting 1/1/2012:

The Artist

The Thin Man

Bad Day at Black Rock

Tucker & Dale Vs Evil

Videodrome

Swingers

The Crow

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Dire Hard

Them!

Modern Times

Trollhunter

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Dirty Harry

Trouble In Paradise

I Saw The Devil

Clay Pigeons

Love Me If You Dare

13 Assassins

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Hannah and Her Sisters

District 13 - Ultimatum

Murder in the Rue Morgue

Rubber

The Harder They Fall

Howard the Duck

Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie

The Descendants

The Grey

Assault on Precinct 13

Soylent Green

Suspicion

Trancers

Reality Bites

Scarlet Street

Knights of the Round Table

Lethal Weapon

Ghost in the Shell

The Thief of Bagdad

The Stranger

Dark City

Red River

Passage to Marseille

The Awful Truth

The Apartment

Flash Gordon

From Dusk till Dawn

Yojimbo

Death Race 2000

In the Heat of the Night

Rebel Without a Cause

The Expendables

Harold and Maude

Captain Blood

Tango & Cash

The Man Who Wasn’t There

Logan’s Run

Gosford Park

The Hustler

Timecrimes

Grand Prix

Action in the North Atlantic

The Island of Lost Souls

The Usual Suspects

Ball of Fire

Terror of Mechagodzilla

Maverick

Ip Man

BMX Bandits

The Secret of Kells

John Carter

Sirocco

Re:generation

The Negotiator

Buried

East of Eden

Meet Me In St Louis

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

Made

Witness For The Prosecution

Charlie Wilson’s War

The United States of Leland

The Producers

Drive

Jeff, Who Lives at Home

The Ten

Cinema Paradiso

Very Bad Things

Cool Hand Luke

Hellraiser

Die Hard 2: Die Harder

Attack The Block

Rango

Tin Tin

My Week With Marilyn

Melancholia

Hugo

Martha Marcy May Marlene

Batman: Year One

Young Adult

Moneyball

Sarah’s Key

Serenity

The Muppets

Comic-con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope

Being Elmo

Immortals

Predator

C.H.U.D.

Detour

Arthur

The Best Worst Movie

Submarine

Exit Through The Gift Shop

Days of Heaven

Demolition Man

Ace In The Hole

Sonatine

I Think We’re Alone Now

The Ultimate Avengers

The Ultimate Avengers 2

The Invincible Iron Man

Justice League: Doom

Doctor Strange

Thor: Tales of Asgard

The Avengers

Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop

They Live

Sanjuro

Throne of Blood

I Live In Fear

The Big Steal

Heat

Fire and Ice

Win Win

Network

I Vitelloni

Cape Fear

The Woman In The Window

Into The Abyss

Analyze This

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Stagecoach

The Fog

Limitless

Rope of Sand

Bronson

The Long Voyage Home

Sergeant York

Waiting For Guffman

Superfly

Pearl Jam: 20

What’s Up Tiger Lilly?

Scarface

Moonrise Kingdom

Paul

Super

Union Station

The Seven Year Itch

Titan A.E. 

Eddit Murphy: Raw

Prometheus 

Election 

The Wild Bunch

Where Eagles Dare

The Captive City 

Under Siege 

Dragonslayer

The Rum Diary

Fright Night

Detroit 9000

Patriot Games

The Man Who Knew Too Little

The Faculty

Battle Royale 

Runaway

Delicatessen 

A Night In Casablanca

The Gold Rush

House

Goon

Mean Girls

There Will Be Blood

Humpday

Sleeper

Mary & Max

Love & Death

12 Moneys

Page One: Inside the New York Times

The Lost Boys

Broadway Danny Rose

Punch Drunk Love

Tokyo Joe

Snake Eyes

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

The People vs. George Lucas

Everything Must Go

Raising Arizona

Land of the Dead

The Parallax View

The King of New York

Monsters

The Dark Knight Rises

The Game 

The Stuff

The Duellists

Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story

THX1138

Red State

Redline

The Spy in Black/Contaband

Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip

Killer Elite

Project X

I’m Gonna Git Ya Sucka

Purple Rain

Killer Joe

The Lady Vanishes

21 Jump Street

Sabrina 

Midnight Run

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother

The Passion of Joan of Arc

King Kung-Fu

Dark City

Shane

The Raid: Redemption

The Magician

Just One of the Guys

The Birth of Big Air 

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

Glengarry Glen Ross

Conan: The Barbarian

Beat The Devil

The Punisher

The Longest Day

Maximum Overdrive

The Three Stooges

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Class of Nuke’em High

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

The Barefoot Contessa

Routine Pleasures

The Red Ballon

Ghost World

Wanderlust

Celeste and Jesse Forever

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story

Invasion of the Body Snatcher

The Lower Depths

30 for 30: June 4th, 1994

Suburban Commando

Street Fight

Bellflower

30 for 30: Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?

His Girl Friday

TIme Without Pity

Bonnie and Clyde

Rock-A-Doodle

Shut Up, Little Man!

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

The Big Combo

Hideout

Crime Against Joe

The Master

The Mummy

The Crime of Passion

The Vanishing

Man Bites Dog

Beauty and the Beast

The Kid

Fiend Without a Face

Down 3 Dark Streets

It! The Terror From Beyond Space

I Need That Record!

The Return of the Pink Panther

The Kennel Murder Case

The Sword of Doom

The Conversation

Human Tornado

The Night of the Hunter

Re-Animator

Dreamscape

Indie Game: The Movie

The Time Machine

Being There

The Five Year Engagement

Gettysburg

Bringing Out The Dead

Fritz The Cat

Killer’s Kiss

Mansome

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

The House on Haunted Hill

My Name Is Nobody

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Star Trek V: The Last Frontier

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

The Last Remake of Beau Geste

Fist Full of Dollars

99 River Street

The Big Knife

Man in the Net

House by the River

Slither

The Great Dictator

Red Scorpion

Slacker

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Anvil: The Story of Anvil

City Lights

The Long Goodbye

Klown

30 for 30: Four Days in October

Skyfall

Foreign Intrigue

Born Rich

Bernie

Bananas

Cry Danger

30 for 30: Jordan Rides the Bus

Miami Connection

Slums of Beverly Hills

American Scream

Those Amazing Shadows

The Racket

Lawman

Doctor Detroit

Cameraman

The Campaign

Across 110th Street

American Grindhouse

Cabin In The Woods

The Muppets Take Manhattan

Cobra

Special When Lit: The Story of Pinball

Breathless

Lockout

Jules and Jim

Shattered Glass

Voltron: Fleet of Doom

Kuroneko

Hitchcock

Grey Gardens

Juice

The Amazing Spider-man

Midnight Cowboy

That’s My Boy

The Hobbit

Christmas In Connecticut

It Happened on 5th Avenue

The Killer Is Loose

Stra Trek: First Contact

The Double

30 for 30: Silly Little Game

Lincoln

Born To Kill

This Is 40

A Scandal In Paris

Sleepwalk With Me

Ted

Django Unchained

ParaNorman

Funny Games

The Warriors

L.A. Confidential

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"L.A. Confidential" (1997)

Directed by Curtis Hanson

Starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce 

Viewed: Amazon Instant Streaming

YEAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYEEEAAAAAHHHHH!

I FUCKING DID IT!

Story: “1950’s Los Angeles is the seedy backdrop for this intricate noir-ish tale of police corruption and Hollywood sleaze. Three very different cops are all after the truth, each in their own style: Ed Exley, the golden boy of the police force, willing to do almost anything to get ahead, except sell out; Bud White, ready to break the rules to seek justice, but barely able to keep his raging violence under control; and Jack Vincennes, always looking for celebrity and a quick buck until his conscience drives him to join Exley and White down the one-way path to find the truth behind the dark world of L.A. crime.” - IMDB

I love noir and this was a great ending to my journey. Favorite genre to cap it off. SO satisfying. 

I’m too excited for words!!!!

SEE THIS!!

My rating “WHHAAAATTTTTTT?! THAT WAS AWESOME!” (Excellent)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119488/

Check my previous post for the trailer!

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Day 366 - 12/31/2012 - #366 “L.A. Confidential” (1997) Trailer

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"The Warriors" (1979)

Directed by Walter Hill

Starring Michael Beck, James Remar and Dorsey Wright 

Viewed: Amazon Prime Instant Streaming

There’s a lot of hype around this movie. Not sure if I get it all but it was an entertaining exploitation flick. A weird move by a studio, but maybe it just SEEMS like an exploitation flick because of the subject matter and the over all feel.

Story: “Cyrus, the leader of the most powerful gang in New York City, the Gramercy Riffs, calls a midnight summit for all the area gangs, with all asked to send nine unarmed representatives for the conclave. A gang called The Warriors are blamed for causing gang violence at theaters, but now it looks as highly stylized and pulpy as Hill intended. The plot finds a New York gang having to cross the territory of rivals in order to get to their own ‘hood. And so The Warriors begin their long journey from the Bronx back to Coney Island. The second-in-command, Swan, takes charge, though the hot-headed Ajax openly voices his desire to be acting gang warlord. The Warriors slowly cross the dangerous Bronx and Manhattan territories, narrowly escaping police and other gangs every step of the way.” - IMDB

The scope of the casting of this one (for 1979) is worth the watch in general. SO many gang members were cast in this to give an authentic feel to a alternative universe New York City. Only in that universe would gang members dress i n ridiculous matching outfits, more or less making them stick out like a motherfucker.

A great film that shows misinformation and how it can effect gangs and the gang mentality. If one person believes it, why shouldn’t the rest? It’s a great, fun flick to look at the social commentary of that whole aspect of inner city life.

The music in this was fucking awesome and very funky 70’s what added to the over-the-topness of the film. 

All the car chases and gang beat downs made it fun to watch and makes you want to join a mob and riot! Or maybe that’s just me … 

Worth the watch!

My rating: “Hey, you know what? That was good.” (Good)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080120/

Check my previous post for the trailer!

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Day 365 - 12/30/2012 - #365 “The Warriors” (1979) Trailer

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"Funny Games" (1997)

Directed by Michael Haneke

Starring Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe and Arno Frisch

Viewed: Netflix Instant Streaming

The work “uncomfortable get’s thrown around a lot but it is absolutely needed to describe this self-aware, meta horror picture.

Story: “Two seemingly well-educated young men, who call each other Paul and Peter among other names, approach a family on vacation. They are, apparently, friends of the neighbors, and, at the beginning, their true intentions are not known. But soon, the family is imprisoned and tortured in its own house violently, which the viewers are forced mostly to imagine and to share a certain complicity with the criminals. It might be some kind of game with the lives of husband, wife, son, and dog, but why are they doing it?” - IMDB

It’s a fucked up movie.

If you think you have an idea where it’s going, you’re wrong. It’s along the same lines as Cabin in the Woods. A brilliant attempt at messing with the viewers.

I think what got me was how fucking normal the two criminals are. SO FUCKING NORMAL it’s creepy. Seemingly innocent, they could fool even the smartest of people. 

In my mind, it’s all happening just because. That’s it. 

See it for yourself, I don’t want to give too much away!

My rating: “WHHAAAATTTTTTT?! THAT WAS AWESOME!” (Excellent)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119167/

Check my previous post for the trailer!

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Day 364 - 12/29/2012 - #364 “Funny Games” (1997) Trailer

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"ParaNorman" (2012)

Directed by Chris Butler, Sam Fell

Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick and Christopher Mintz-Plasse 

Viewed: Redbox Rental

I am a HUGE fan of stop-animation, especially Fantastic Mr. Fox and Coraline. There is something about the detail and the love through hard labor that is put into these films that I respect so much. 

Story: “In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who can speak to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric new friend, Neil, believes his ability is real. One day, Norman’s estranged eccentric uncle tells him of an important annual ritual he must take up to protect the town from an curse cast by a witch it condemned centuries ago. Eventually, Norman decides to cooperate, but things don’t go according to plan. Now, a magic storm of the witch threatens Blithe Hollow as the accursed dead rise. Together with unexpected new companions, Norman struggles to save his town, only to discover the horrific truth of the curse. With that insight, Norman must resolve the crisis for good as only he can.” - IMDB

This was a BEAUTIFUL film. The unique details of this world is that made me fall in love with it. No symmetry in the design of the buildings and characters, add a ton of extra design “character” to each aspect of the film. Love it.

The film was also very very intense, especially for a PG movie. It was pure fun and had a ton of great humor in it. A lot of that humor was directed toward an older an older audience which I hope gave this movie a chance.

An aspect of this film that was a first was that it featured the first openly gay animated character! Progress! 

I suggest this to anyone who wants to see truly great artist wowing you with their craft in every frame.

My rating: “WHHAAAATTTTTTT?! THAT WAS AWESOME!” (Excellent)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1623288/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Check my previous post for the trailer!

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Day 363 - 12/28/2012 - #363 “ParaNorman” (2012) Trailer

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"Django Unchained" (2012)

Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio 

Viewed: Regal 14 Galleryplace

Wow, Tarantino has outdone himself yet again. This is easily his best film since Pulp Fiction. It’s such a satisfying film, it’s unreal. At 2 hrs and 45 minutes, it flys by because of how entertaining of a film it is.

Story: “Former dentist, Dr. King Schultz, buys the freedom of a slave, Django, and trains him with the intent to make him his deputy bounty hunter. Instead, he is led to the site of Django’s wife who is under the hands of Calvin Candie, a ruthless plantation owner.” - IMDB

This had great performances all around. Everyone who was cast in a major role knocked it out of the fucking park. Especially …well, fuck, everyone! The role that will be talked about that provided the most laughs was Samuel L. Jaskson’s Steven, the slave who was almost on his master’s side. My favorite role was Leo’s. His Calvin Candie was outstanding and very entertaining. Provided quite a few intense scenes. 

The chemistry of Waltz and Foxx on screen was something from another world. They played off of each other so fucking well. It was like they were meant for these roles. 

The feel of the film had the feel of all old spaghetti westerns and the violent exploitation flicks from the 1970’s. Brilliant way of putting it all together to get the feel that he wanted. 

Oh yeah, this shit is VIOLENT but over the top that it is laughable.

Tarantino has made one hell of an explosive picture! One of my favorites of the year.

My rating: “WHHAAAATTTTTTT?! THAT WAS AWESOME!” (Excellent)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1853728/

Check out my previous post for the trailer!

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Day 362 - 12/27/2012 - #362 “Django Unchained” (2012) Trailer

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"Ted" (2012)

Directed by Seth MacFarlane

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Seth MacFarlane

Viewed: Amazon Instant Download

This was truly a Seth MacFarlane movie through and through. 

Story: “When he was eight years old, John Bennett, friendless and thus lonely, wished that his only friend, Ted his teddy bear who had a voice recorded message “I love you”, would love him forever. John got his wish as Ted miraculously came to life, which garnered Ted his proverbial fifteen minutes of fame. Twenty-seven years later, John and Ted have remained best friends. Although physically the same, Ted now has grown-up urges, as vulgar, perverted and immature as they be. Although she loves John and likes Ted as John’s friend, professionally successful Lori Collins, John’s girlfriend of four years, believes that John’s emotional immaturity and lack of professional drive - John works in a dead end job at Liberty Car Rental - is because of his friendship with Ted, with who he parties all the time. Although Lori does see John as being her husband one day, that cannot happen as long as the current situation with Ted remains. But other pressures may prevent a John-Lori happy ending. One is Rex, Lori’s wealthy boss, who does whatever he can to make himself look good and John look bad in Lori’s eyes, despite she showing no interest in him whatsoever. And two and three are father and son Donny and Robert, super-fans of Ted’s who will go to any length to have a talking teddy bear as their own.” - IMDB

It has cut scenes, flashbacks and just over all ridiculousness throughout, making it obvious that Seth MacFarlane has been all over it.

It’s a stoner comedy with a slight romantic side to it. That’s pretty much it. 

Ted sounds way too much like Peter Griffin and they make fun of it, but it’s a tad bit annoying. It takes you out of the movie a bit but whatever, it’s a stoner comedy.

I saw the unrated version - what was so bad about it? Seemed tame for an R rated comedy. Whatever.

Enjoyable film that is everything you expect it to be.

My rating: “Hey, you know what? That was good.” (Good)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1637725/

Check out my previous post for the trailer!

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Day 361 - 12/26/2012 - #361 “Ted” (2012) Trailer

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"Sleepwalk With Me" (2012)

Directed by: Mike Birbiglia

Starring Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose and James Rebhorn

Viewed: Netflix Instant Streaming

A great comedy based on real life events that inspired a comic’s stand-up routine. What could be any better?!

Story: “A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.” - IMDB

I’m not quite sure what is truly wrong with Matt (Birbiglia) in this picture. Is he just scared of commitment? Does he not know what he wants in a relationship? I don’t know, but man, does it drag him down. It’s great to see the fucked up relationship make him happy when it comes to describing it through a stand-up routine. maybe that’s what makes him sorta realize what he has in life and what he needs to do to fix things or completely fucking get rid of this shit in his life. 

Showing the dreams that Matt has when he sleep walks is pretty sweet. Seeing dreams come to life is something else. You never really realize how fucked up they can be until you see it in person. 

It’s a great little flick that is kind of depressing but overall enjoyable. Check it out!

My rating: “WHHAAAATTTTTTT?! THAT WAS AWESOME!” (Excellent)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2077851/

Check out my previous post for the trailer!

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Day 360 - 12/25/2012 - #360 “Sleepwalk With Me” (2012) Trailer