Old 04-30-2012, 09:58 PM
The Month in Movies - April 2012

(WARNING: A fairly big spoiler for The Cabin in the Woods awaits you in the "Ultimate WTF? Moment" category. You've been warned, yo.)

Number of First-Time Viewings (this month): 53
Number of First-Time Viewings (this year, so far): 198


Lawrence of Arabia
The Battle of Algiers

THE GREAT (*** ˝)

‘Round Midnight
M (1931)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
The Grapes of Wrath
Battleship Potemkin


Hunger (2008)
The Cabin in the Woods
Ordinary People
You Don’t Know Jack
Into the Abyss
21 Jump Street
Mr. Sardonicus
The Innkeepers
My Life as a Dog
The Band Wagon
8 ˝
The Hunger Games
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Brief Encounter
The Swell Season
Undefeated (2011)
Easy Rider
Dance with Me, Henry
The Joneses

THE O.K. (** ˝)

The Raid: Redemption
Kind Hearts and Coronets
Contraband (2012)
Queen of Outer Space
Things to Come
Terms of Endearment

THE SO-SO (**)

World on a Wire
Cinema Verite
Fireworks (1997)
Vampire Circus
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Three Stooges (2012)
The Old Dark House (1963)
Mirror Mirror (2012)
X (2011)
New York, I Love You
The Darkest Hour
Wrath of the Titans


Absolute Beginners
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

THE REALLY SUCKY (* - no stars)


No rating:

Mystery Science Theater 3000: “Code Name: Diamond Head”
Mystery Science Theater 3000: “The Violent Years”



First Movie I Saw This Month: 21 JUMP STREET
Last Movie I Saw This Month: MIRROR MIRROR (2012)

Best Actor: George C. Scott, PATTON
Best Actress: Celia Johnson, BRIEF ENCOUNTER
Best Supporting Actor: Omar Sharif, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
Best Supporting Actress: Jane Darwell, THE GRAPES OF WRATH
Best Director: David Lean, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
Best Original Screenplay: Gillo Pontecorvo and Franco Solinas, THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS
Best Adapted Screenplay: Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
Biggest Surprise: 21 JUMP STREET
Biggest Disappointment: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Most Fucked-Up Movie: THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
“I’m Pretty Damn Sure No One Else Has Seen This”: X (2011)
Person/Character I Never Want to Meet: Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre), M (1931)
“Why Is He/She Still in Movies?”: Taylor Swift, DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX
Ultimate WTF? Moment: Death by unicorn, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
Best Scene: Patton’s opening address, PATTON
Best Line: “I'll be all around in the dark. I'll be everywhere. Wherever you can look. Wherever there's a fight, so hungry people can eat, I'll be there. Wherever there's a cop beatin' up a guy, I'll be there. I'll be in the way guys yell when they're mad. I'll be in the way kids laugh when they're hungry and they know supper's ready, and when the people are eatin' the stuff they raise and livin' in the houses they build…I'll be there, too.” - Tom Joad (Henry Fonda), THE GRAPES OF WRATH
Movie I Finally Got to Friggin’ See: SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
Hottest Lady: Kristen Connolly, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
Oldest Movie Seen: BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (1925)
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:14 AM
Still kind of surprised that you hated the Lorax so much since it actually got good reviews.

I saw a pathetic amount of movies this month. Only 9.

as usual, a * after the title means it's a re-watch.

1. American Reunion - 8/10
2. The Raid: Redemption - 7/10
3. The Raven - 7/10
4. Safe - 7/10
5. Lockout - 6/10
6. The Cabin in the Woods - 6/10
7. The Lucky One - 6/10
8. Heaven - 5/10
9. Friday the 13th Part 2 - 5/10*

BEST DIRECTOR: Gareth Evans, The Raid: Redemption
BEST ACTOR: Jason Statham, Safe
BEST ACTRESS: Cate Blanchett, Heaven
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Chris Klein, American Reunion
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Blythe Danner, The Lucky One
BEST SCREENPLAY: American Reunion
BIGGEST SURPRISE: The Raid: Redemption/The Raven (tied)
BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Heaven/The Cabin in the Woods (tied)
HOTTEST LADY: Ali Cobrin, American Reunion

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Old 05-01-2012, 02:49 PM
Ack, this month was pitiful for me...(some slight spoilers for The Cabin in the Woods in the "Character I Never Want to Meet" category)

Number of first-time viewings: 10
* denotes rewatch

2001: A Space Odyssey - 10/10*
Chinatown - 9/10*
The Cabin in the Woods - 7/10
The Innkeepers - 7/10
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 7/10
That Day - 7/10
Anna Christie - 6/10
The Five-Year Engagement - 6/10
Safe - 5/10
Goodbye First Love - 5/10
Damsels in Distress - 4/10
Bye Bye Monkey - 3/10

The Best: 2001: A Space Odyssey
The Worst: Bye Bye Monkey

First movie I saw this month: That Day
Last movie I saw this month: Anna Christie

Best Actor: Jack Nicholson - Chinatown
Best Actress: Faye Dunaway - Chinatown
Best Supporting Actor: John Huston - Chinatown
Best Supporting Actress: Alison Brie - The Five Year Engagement
Best Director: Stanley Kubrick - 2001: A Space Odyssey
Best Original Screenplay: Robert Towne - Chinatown
Best Adapted Screenplay: Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke - 2001: A Space Odyssey
Biggest Surprise: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Biggest Disappointment: Damsels in Distress
Most Fucked-Up Movie: The Cabin in the Woods
“I’m Pretty Damn Sure No One Else Has Seen This”: Bye Bye Monkey
Person/Character I Never Want to Meet: Acid-vomiting mutants - The Cabin in the Woods
“Why Is He/She Still in Movies?”: Jason Segel - The Five Year Engagement
Ultimate WTF? Moment: King Kong on the beach - Bye Bye Monkey
Best Scene: "She's my sister!"/"She's my daughter!" - Chinatown
Best Line: "C is for Condom!" - The Five Year Engagement
Movie I Finally Got to Friggin’ See: The Innkeepers
Coolest Title: Chinatown
Hottest Lady: Anna Hutchison - The Cabin in the Woods
Oldest Movie Seen: Anna Christie (1930)
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:22 PM
My Month In Movies - April

NOTE: Sorry that I'm really late with mine, I been so busy the last couple of months that I only had a chance to do it until now.

Number of Movies Seen This Month: 31
Number of Movies Seen This Year (so far): 223

5/5 - Excellent
The Grey
A Night To Remember
The Avengers (2012)
Martha Marcy May Marlene

4.5/5 - Really Great
The Raid (a.k.a. The Raid: Redemption)

4/5 - Great
Primary Colors
The Hunger Games
Titanic (1953)
21 Jump Street
A Dry White Season

3.5/5 - Really Good
Life During Wartime
District 13: Ultimatum
A Walk In The Clouds
The Secret Of My Success

3/5 - Decent
The City Of Your Final Destination
Winnie The Pooh
After The Sunset
Second In Command
The Initiation

2.5/5 - Average
Wish You Were Here
The Alamo (2004)
The Tempest (2010)
High Spirits
Mating Habits Of The Earthbound Human
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

2/5 - Sucky
Your Highness
Jumping The Broom
3 Ninjas
Slugs: The Movie

1.5/5 - Bad

1/5 - Terrible

First Movie I Saw This Month: LIFE DURING WARTIME
Last Movie I Saw This Month: THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS



Best Actor: Liam Neeson, THE GREY
Best Actress: Elizabeth Olsen, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
Best Supporting Actor: Marlon Brando, A DRY WHITE SEASON
Best Supporting Actress: Felicity Price, WISH YOU WERE HERE
Best Director: Roy Ward Baker, A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
Best Original Screenplay: Sean Durkin, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
Best Adapted Screenplay: Joe Carnahan & Ian Mackenzie Jeffers, THE GREY
Biggest Suprise: 21 JUMP STREET
Biggest Disappointment: WISH YOU WERE HERE
Most Fucked-Up Movie: THE TEMPEST (2010)
"I’m Pretty Damn Sure No One Else Has Seen This”: WISH YOU WERE HERE
Person/Character I Never Want to Meet: The wolves, THE GREY
Why Is He/She Still in Movies?: Russell Brand, THE TEMPEST (2010)
Recurring Genre: Comedies
Ultimate WTF? Moment: The retired war veterans helping Alex and his men fight the aliens, BATTLESHIP
Best Scene: The sinking of the Titanic, A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
Best Line: "Once more into the fray. Into the last good fight I'll ever know. Live and die on this day. Live and die on this day." - Ottway (Liam Neeson), THE GREY
Movie I Finally Got to Friggin’ See: A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
Hottest Lady: Scarlett Johansson, THE AVENGERS (2012)
Oldest Movie: TITANIC (1953)

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