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Old 09-30-2012, 11:11 PM
The Month in Movies - September 2012

Number of First-Time Viewings (this month): 38
Number of First-Time Viewings (this year, so far): 406

THE BRILLIANT (****)

(none)

THE GREAT (*** ½)

(none)

THE PURTY GOOD (***)

Suspect
The Shop Around the Corner
Premium Rush
Safe (2012)
Cruel Gun Story
Assassination of a High School President
The Silent Partner
Dredd
The Tall Man
Grandma’s Boy (1922)
The Do-Deca-Pentathlon
Lawless
Screaming in High Heels: The Rise and Fall of the Scream Queen Era
Dr. Jack
People I Know

THE O.K. (** ½)

The Big Noise
1969
The Possession
The Words

THE SO-SO (**)

Just One of the Guys
In the Navy
End of Watch
Rough Magic
Dr. Who and the Daleks
The Godfather of Green Bay
Phantom Ship
Gymkata
The Moth Diaries
Resident Evil: Damnation
The Loved Ones
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Redacted

THE SUCKY (* ½)

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
Resident Evil: Retribution
House at the End of the Street
2016: Obama’s America

THE REALLY SUCKY (* - no stars)

(none)

No rating:

Mystery Science Theater 3000: “Gamera vs. Guiron”
Mystery Science Theater 3000: “The Sword and the Dragon”

THE BEST:



THE WORST:



First Movie I Saw This Month: PEOPLE I KNOW
Last Movie I Saw This Month: THE TALL MAN

Best Actor: Al Pacino, PEOPLE I KNOW
Best Actress: Cher, SUSPECT
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, THE SILENT PARTNER
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain, LAWLESS
Best Director: Ernst Lubitsch, THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER
Best Original Screenplay: Haruhiko Ohyabu and Hisataka Kai, CRUEL GUN STORY
Best Adapted Screenplay: Samson Raphaelson, THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER
Biggest Surprise: THE TALL MAN
Biggest Disappointment: END OF WATCH
Most Fucked-Up Movie: THE OOGIELOVES IN THE BIG BALLOON ADVENTURE
“I’m Pretty Damn Sure No One Else Has Seen This”: THE GODFATHER OF GREEN BAY
Person/Character I Never Want to Meet: Most of the soldiers, REDACTED
“Why Is He/She Still in Movies?”: Sienna Guillory, RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION
Ultimate WTF? Moment: The entire Bobby Wobbly sequence, THE OOGIELOVES IN THE BIG BALLOON ADVENTURE
Best Scene: The entire Bobby Wobbly sequence, THE OOGIELOVES IN THE BIG BALLOON ADVENTURE
Best Line: “You want to know the truth about high school? You've got to break it down into its elements. Unfortunately, at St. Donovan's, the periodic table is more crooked than a case of scoliosis. Just give me the chance and I'll set it all straight. Case in point, Spanish homework. 'Dame un batido de esperma' does not mean, 'Take me to the airport.' It means, 'Give me a sperm milkshake.' And 22 kids gave that as an answer in Spanish 3 last week. I'm not sure about the milkshake, but somebody is sure feeding us something sticky. Every clique on campus is copying the same damn homework. Burn-outs, pretty boys, drama-dorks, jocks, debaters, player-haters, you name it. Oh, it's big, all right. And I'm on it like pink rubber bands on your little sister's braces. The name's Bobby Funke. I write for the paper.” - Bobby Funke (Reece Daniel Thompson), ASSASSINATION OF A HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENT
Movie I Finally Got to Friggin’ See: THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER
Coolest Title: CRUEL GUN STORY
Hottest Lady: Tetchie Agbayani, GYMKATA
Oldest Movie Seen: (tie) DR. JACK and GRANDMA’S BOY (1922)

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Old 10-01-2012, 03:37 AM
THE BRILLIANT (****)

Samsara
Once Upon A Time in Anatolia

THE GREAT (*** ½)

The Master
Holy Motors
Arbitrage
Looper

THE PURTY GOOD (***)

Joe Vs. The Volcano
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
The Chess Players
Game Change
Celeste and Jesse Forever
Portrait of Wally

THE O.K. (** ½)

Room 237
Bounded
End of Watch
Lawless

THE SO-SO (**)

Colossal Youth
Take Aim at The Police Van
Cabin in The Woods

THE SUCKY (* ½)

Beyond The Black Rainbow

THE REALLY SUCKY (* - no stars)

(none)

No rating:


THE BEST:



THE WORST:



First Movie I Saw This Month: SORCERER
Last Movie I Saw This Month: THE AVENGERS

Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, THE MASTER
Best Actress: Julianne Moore, GAME CHANGE
Best Supporting Actor: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, THE MASTER
Best Supporting Actress: Meg Ryan, JOE VS. THE VOLCANO
Best Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan, ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA
Best Original Screenplay: Leos Carax, HOLY MOTORS
Best Adapted Screenplay: Danny Strong, GAME CHANGE
Biggest Surprise: ARBITRAGE
Biggest Disappointment: COLOSSAL YOUTH
Most Fucked-Up Movie: HOLY MOTORS
“I’m Pretty Damn Sure No One Else Has Seen This”: PORTRAIT OF WALLY
Person/Character I Never Want to Meet: The Clusterfuck-Prone Cops, END OF WATCH
“Why Is He/She Still in Movies?”: Shia LaBeouf, LAWLESS
Ultimate WTF? Moment: Denis Lavant's raging hard-on with Eva Mendes in the sewer, HOLY MOTORS
Best Scene: The first auditing, THE MASTER
Best Line: “Your gun has how many bullets? Six? We are two hundred if we're a man. Another thousand would be here in minutes. I imagine it hurts much more to be torn apart by a horde than shot, don't you?" THE CHESS PLAYERS
Movie I Finally Got to Friggin’ See: THE MASTER
Coolest Title: TAKE AIM AT THE POLICE VAN
Hottest Lady: Rashida Jones, CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER
Oldest Movie Seen: TAKE AIM AT THE POLICE VAN (1960)

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Old 10-01-2012, 05:19 AM
* = rewatch

1. Machine Gun Preacher - 8/10
2. Looper - 8/10
3. Marvel's The Avengers - 8/10*
4. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut - 7/10*
5. The Words - 7/10
6. Trouble with the Curve - 7/10
7. The Possession - 7/10
8. The Fifth Element - 6/10*
9. The Cold Light of Day - 6/10
10. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - 6/10*

11. Home of the Brave - 6/10
12. Resident Evil: Retribution - 3/10
13. The Foot Fist Way - 2/10


BEST ACTOR: Gerard Butler, Machine Gun Preacher
BEST ACTRESS: Amy Adams, Trouble with the Curve
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Jeremy Irons, The Words
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Zoe Saldana, The Words
BEST DIRECTOR: Rian Johnson, Looper
BEST SCREENPLAY: Looper
BIGGEST SURPRISE: The Possession
BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Home of the Brave
BEST SCENE: The ending, Looper/The opening 20 minute scene in Iraq, Home of the Brave (tied)
COOLEST TITLE: The Foot Fist Way/Machine Gun Preacher (tied)
HOTTEST LADIES: Piper Perabo & Emily Blunt, Looper/Amy Adams, Trouble with the Curve/Jessica Biel, Home of the Brave/Sienna Guillory, Resident Evil: Retribution/Michelle Monaghan, Machine Gun Preacher/Olivia Wild & Zoe Saldana, The Words
“Why Is He/She Still in Movies?”: Danny McBride, The Foot Fist Way
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:45 AM
The Master - http://www.magjournal.net/the-master-review/
Sleepwalk With Me - http://www.magjournal.net/sleepwalk-with-me-review/
Dredd - http://www.magjournal.net/dredd-review/
End of Watch - http://www.magjournal.net/end-of-watch-review/
V/H/S - http://www.magjournal.net/vhs-review/
Looper - http://www.magjournal.net/looper-review/
Arbitrage - http://www.magjournal.net/arbitrage-review/

Best Picture - The Master
Best Director - Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master
Best Actor - Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Best Actress - Olivia Thirlby, Dredd
Best Supp. Actor - Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Best Supp. Actress - Amy Adams, The Master
Best Screenplay - The Master
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:26 PM
Number of first time viewings: 35

9/10

The Lovers on the Bridge

8/10

The Palm Beach Story
Looper
Strangers on a Train
The River (dir. Tsai Ming-Liang)
Ratcatcher

7/10

The Master
Celeste and Jesse Forever
Monsieur Lazhar
A Hatful of Rain
Riff-Raff
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Turkish Delight
Stromboli
The Goat Horn
Bamako
End of Watch
Dredd
Tiny Furniture
Seven Beauties
The Jerk

6/10

Wanderers of the Desert
Love Affair
Paranorman
Port of Call
Arbitrage
The Sessions

5/10

Slither (dir. Howard Zieff)
My Favorite Wife
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Trouble With the Curve
Silent Movie

3/10

[REC] 3: Genesis
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
The Adventures of Tintin

First Movie I Saw This Month: Celeste and Jesse Forever
Last Movie I Saw This Month: Silent Movie

Best: The Lovers on the Bridge
Worst: Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Best Actor: John Hawkes – The Sessions
Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman -- Stromboli
Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Best Supporting Actress: Emer McCourt – Riff-Raff
Best Director: Leos Carax – The Lovers on the Bridge
Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson - Looper
Best Adapted Screenplay: Raymond Chandler, Czenzi Ormonde & Whitfield Cook – Strangers on a Train
Biggest Surprise: Dredd
Biggest Disappointment: [REC] 3: Genesis
Most Fucked-Up Movie: Turkish Delight
Person/Character I Never Want to Meet: Bruno Antony (Robert Walker) – Strangers on a Train
“Why Is He/She Still in Movies?”: Mike Epps – Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Ultimate WTF? Moment: Pasqualino fucking the German camp commander – Seven Beauties
Best Scene: Riding the jet ski on the Seine – The Lovers on the Bridge
Best Line: “Chivalry is not only dead, it's decomposed.” J.D. Hackensacker III (Rudy Vallee) – The Palm Beach Story
Movie I Finally Got to Friggin’ See: Ratcatcher
Coolest Title: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Hottest Lady: Emily Blunt - Looper
Oldest Movie Seen: Love Affair (1939)
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:42 PM
THE BRILLIANT (****)

A Separation

THE GREAT (*** ½)

Melancholia
Young Adult
Ong-Bak
The Raid
The Interrupters

THE PURTY GOOD (***)

Tango and Cash
Henry V (1944)
Coriolanus
21 Jump Street
Coffy
The Legend of Nigger Charley
The Mack
Fist of Legend
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
Looper
Corpse Bride

THE O.K. (** ½)

Cobra
The Buddhist Fist

THE SO-SO (**)

Eurotrip

THE SUCKY (* ½)

(none)

THE REALLY SUCKY (* - no stars)

(none)

Best Actor: Max Julien, THE MACK
Best Actress: (tie) Kirsten Dunst, MELANCHOLIA and Charlize Theron, YOUNG ADULT
Best Supporting Actor: Patton Oswalt, YOUNG ADULT
Best Supporting Actress: (tie) Vanessa Redgrave, CORIOLANUS and Sarina Farhadi, A SEPARATION
Best Director: Asghar Farhadi, A SEPARATION
Best Original Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi, A SEPARATION
Best Adapted Screenplay: Michael Bacall, 21 JUMP STREET
Biggest Surprise: THE LEGEND OF NIGGER CHARLEY
Biggest Disappointment: LOOPER
Most Fucked-Up Movie: THE RAID
“I’m Pretty Damn Sure No One Else Has Seen This”: THE LEGEND OF NIGGER CHARLEY if anything
Person/Character I Never Want to Meet: Tama, THE RAID
“Why Is He/She Still in Movies?”: N/A
Ultimate WTF? Moment: There's a tremendous kick towards the end of THE RAID that had my mouth agape. Some moments in THE INTERRUPTERS are also pretty disturbing.
Best Scene: (tie) Final Confrontation in both A SEPARATION and FIST OF LEGEND. Two very different, but very great, face-offs.
Best Line (that isn't a spoiler): Can't remember but the final lines of YOUNG ADULT
Movie I Finally Got to Friggin’ See: MELANCHOLIA
Coolest Title: THE MACK/COBRA
Hottest Lady: Pam Grier, COFFY
Oldest Movie Seen: Henry V (1944)
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