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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 4/12/2008 4:37:12 PM   
adamdavidsmith


Posts: 2558
Joined: 1/12/2005
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ORIGINAL: adamdavidsmith

MY FILM DIARY, 2008 (first viewings only)
 
Cinema & For first time (DVD, TV)
 
January
I Am Legend 
Sudden Impact 
Manhunter
The Thing
Identity
The Dead Pool
Mean Streets
Love Story
Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem
The Conversation
No Country for Old Men
Smoking Aces
In the Valley of Elah
The Philadelphia Story 

February
Cloverfield 
All the Presidents Men 
Carlito's Way
JFK
Juno
The Bucket List
Jumper
Black Book
There Will Be Blood
Lawrence of Arabia
The Bank Job

March
Pinocchio
Serpico
Untraceable
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Gosford Park
Once Upon a Time in America
Terms of Endearment
Blood Diamond
Oldboy
The Talented Mr. Ripley
It Happened One Night
Rebecca
 
April
The Lavender Hill Mob
High Plains Drifter
Michael Clayton
O' Brother Where Art Thou
Vantage Point
The Aviator
American Gangster
Atonement
The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford

May
North By Northwest
Click
The Eye
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Night of the Hunter
Outpost
Confidence
Scent of a Woman
You Can't Take It With You
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
 
June
Rope
Network
Lucky Number Slevin
Dr. Strangelove
Gone Baby Gone
The Happening
 
July
Lost Horizon
Stagecoach
City Lights
Syriana
The Dark Knight
Raising Arizona
 
August
The Love Guru
Fargo  
All About My Mother
Wall-E
The Big Lebowski
Men of Honor
Unforgiven
Dodgeball
A Streetcar Named Desire
Walk the Line
A Time to Kill

September
1408
Cool Hand Luke
Knocked Up
The Lake House
Death Race
 
October
The Piano
Seven Samurai
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The Battleship Potemkin
City of God
Harvey
The Lady Vanishes  
The Gold Rush
Burn After Reading
Magnolia
Copland
Eagle Eye
To Catch a Thief 
 
November
Quantum of Solace
Modern Times 
The General
Scar
The Apartment
Mike and Miri Make a Porno
Into the Wild
Quarantine
Man on Fire
Airplane!
What Just Happened
Body of Lies
 
December
Changeling


Best Films seen for the first time this year
1. North By Northwest  
2. No Country For Old Men
3. JFK
4. Mr. Deeds Goes To Town
5. There Will Be Blood

Worst Films....
1. Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem
2. Identity
3. Click
4. Untraceable
 

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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 4/12/2008 4:37:44 PM   
adamdavidsmith


Posts: 2558
Joined: 1/12/2005
MY FILM DIARY, 2008 (first viewings only)
 
Cinema & For first time (DVD, TV)
 
January
I Am Legend 
Sudden Impact 
Manhunter
The Thing
Identity
The Dead Pool
Mean Streets
Love Story
Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem
The Conversation
No Country for Old Men
Smoking Aces
In the Valley of Elah
The Philadelphia Story 

February
Cloverfield 
All the Presidents Men 
Carlito's Way
JFK
Juno
The Bucket List
Jumper
Black Book
There Will Be Blood
Lawrence of Arabia
The Bank Job

March
Pinocchio
Serpico
Untraceable
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Gosford Park
Once Upon a Time in America
Terms of Endearment
Blood Diamond
Oldboy
The Talented Mr. Ripley
It Happened One Night
Rebecca
 
April
The Lavender Hill Mob
High Plains Drifter
Michael Clayton
O' Brother Where Art Thou
Vantage Point
The Aviator
American Gangster
Atonement
The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford

May
North By Northwest
Click
The Eye
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Night of the Hunter
Outpost
Confidence
Scent of a Woman
You Can't Take It With You
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
 
June
Rope
Network
Lucky Number Slevin
Dr. Strangelove
Gone Baby Gone
The Happening
 
July
Lost Horizon
Stagecoach
City Lights
Syriana
The Dark Knight
Raising Arizona
 
August
The Love Guru
Fargo  
All About My Mother
Wall-E
The Big Lebowski
Men of Honor
Unforgiven
Dodgeball
A Streetcar Named Desire
Walk the Line
A Time to Kill

September
1408
Cool Hand Luke
Knocked Up
The Lake House
Death Race
 
October
The Piano
Seven Samurai
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The Battleship Potemkin
City of God
Harvey
The Lady Vanishes  
The Gold Rush
Burn After Reading
Magnolia
Copland
Eagle Eye
To Catch a Thief 
 
November
Quantum of Solace
Modern Times 
The General
Scar
The Apartment
Mike and Miri Make a Porno
Into the Wild
Quarantine
Man on Fire
Airplane!
What Just Happened
Body of Lies
 
December
Changeling


Best Films seen for the first time this year
1. North By Northwest  
2. No Country For Old Men
3. JFK
4. Mr. Deeds Goes To Town
5. There Will Be Blood

Worst Films....
1. Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem
2. Identity
3. Click
4. Untraceable
 
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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 5/12/2008 4:45:08 PM   
Bumfluff

 

Posts: 514
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42

Bumfluffs Cinema Diary 2008

January
13th Charlie Wilsons War 8/10
20th No Country for Old Men 8/10
24th Aliens vs Predator : Requiem 3/10
31st In the Valley of Elah 9/10

February
3rd Cloverfield 8/10
3rd Sweeney Todd 7/10
5th Before the Devil Knows You're Dead 6/10
15th There Will be Blood 8/10
17th Jumper 5/10
22nd National Treasure : Book of Secrets 6/10
26th W/\Z 6/10
28th Be Kind Rewind 5/10
29th Juno 9/10

March
2nd Untraceable 7/10
6th Rambo 7/10
7th The Other Boleyn Girl 6/10
9th Vantage Point 6/10
16th 10,000 BC 6/10
21st The Spiderwick Chronicles 7/10

April
10th Son of Rambow 9/10
14th 21 7/10
19th Speed Kings 8/10
19th Pathology 3/10

May
3rd In Bruges 8/10
3rd Iron Man 8/10
14th Speed Racer 6/10
22nd Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 8/10

June
14th Gone Baby, Gone 9/10
15th The Incredible Hulk 9/10
15th The Happening 4/10
22nd Teeth 5/10
24th The Escapist 9/10
28th The Chronicles of Narnia : Prince Caspian 6/10
28th Wanted 7/10

August
1st Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 8/10
3rd Hancock 7/10
6th The Mist 9/10
12th Journey to the Centre of the Earth 3-D 5/10
19th Wall-E 9/10
20th Donkey Punch 5/10
24th The Dark Knight 10/10

August
8th The X-Files : I Want to Believe 8/10
10th The Mummy : Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 5/10
15th Star Wars : The Clone Wars 7/10
28th Hellboy 2 : The Golden Army 7/10
31st Babylon A.D. 5/10

September
7th Rock'N'Rolla 8/10
14th Pineapple Express 6/10
24th Grease 7/10
28th Taken 5/10

October
19th Eagle Eye 9/10
30th Saw V 7/10

November
1st 007 Quantum of Solace 8/10
9th W. 6/10

December
3rd Changeling 9/10


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Total Cinema Visits In 2008: 55
Total Cinema Visits In 2007: 70
Total Cinema Visits In 2006: 64
Total Cinema Visits In 2005: 71
Total Cinema Visits In 2004: 76
Total Cinema Visits In 2003: 63
Total Cinema Visits In 2002: 57

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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 7/12/2008 5:27:15 PM   
DJ Rob C: Mark II!


Posts: 34877
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Christmas town
Since it won't let me edit, this is updated:

My Cinema Diary: 2008

 
January 

Saturday January 5th (Manchester Printworks- Odeon)
12: 30- 14:20
Balls of Fury (12A)


Saturday Jan 12th (Manchester AMC Cinemas)
12:15- 14:15
Dan in Real Life (PG)

Saturday Jan 12th (Manchester AMC Cinemas)
14:45- 16:45
Charlie Wilson's War (15)

Saturday January 19th (Manchester Printworks- Odeon)
11:45- 13:40
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (15)

Saturday January 19th (Manchester Printworks- Odeon)
15:00- 17:15
No Country for Old Men (15)

Saturday January 26th (Odeon Trafford Centre)
15:10- 17:30
Sweeney Todd (18)

Film of the Month: Sweeney Todd (18)
 

February 

Saturday February 2nd (Empire Cinemas Wigan)
11:45- 13:30
Cloverfield (15)

Thursday February 7th (Cineworld St Helens)
20:30- 22:50
No Country for Old Men (15)

Saturday February 9th (Manchester Odeon Printworks)
13:40- 15:35
Juno (12A)

Tuesday February 12th (Empire Cinemas Wigan)
20:00- 22:20
National Treasure II: Book of Secrets (PG)

Thursday February 14th (Manchester Printworks Odeon)
15:00- 16:50
Jumper (12A)

Saturday February 16th (Manchester Printworks Odeon)
13:00- 16:00
There Will be Blood (15)

Saturday February 23rd (Cineworld St Helens)
11:40- 13:50
Be Kind Rewind (12A)



Film of the Month: There Will be Blood (15)
 

March

Saturday March 1st (Manchester Odeon IMAX Printworks)
12:00- 13:35
U2 3D (U)
 
Tuesday March 4th (Empire Cinemas Wigan)
20:50- 22:45
Semi Pro (15)
 
Saturday March 8th (Cineworld St Helens)
12:30- 14:20
Diary of the Dead (18)
 
Tuesday March 11th (Empire Cinemas Wigan)
20:40- 22:35
Vantage Point (12A)
 
Saturday March 15th (Odeon Printworks Manchester)
11:00- 12:40
Dr Seuss's Horton Hears a Who (U)
 
Saturday March 15th (Odeon Printworks Manchester)
14:30- 16:30
10, 000 BC (12A)
 
Wednesday March 19th (Odeon Printworks Manchester)
19:30- 22:30
Total Film Red Carpet Preview (18)
 
Saturday March 22nd (Odeon Printworks Manchester IMAX)
15:10- 16:00
The Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)
 
Monday March 24th (Odeon Warrington)
18:00- 19:40
Dr Seuss's Horton Hears a Who (U)
 
Saturday March 29th (Odeon Printworks Manchester)
12:15- 15:45
Grindhouse (18)

Film of the Month: Grindhouse (18)


April 

Tuesday April 1st (Empire Cinemas Wigan)
20:15- 22:20
Drillbit Taylor (12A)
 
Saturday April 5th (Cineworld Dundee)
13:30- 15:40
Son of Rambow (12A)

Saturday April 12th (Empire Cinemas Wigan)
12:30- 14:55
21 (12A)
 
Tuesday April 15th (Cineworld St Helens)
20:30- 22:50
Shine a Light (12A)
 
Saturday April 19th (Cineworld St Helens)
11:20- 13:30
Street Kings (15)
 
Saturday April 19th (Cineworld St Helens)
13:55- 16:05
In Bruges (18)
 
Tuesday April 22nd (Empire Cinemas Wigan)
20:30- 22:45
Fool's Gold (12A)
 
Saturday April 26th (Cineworld St Helens)
13:40- 15:45
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (15)

Film of the Month: Son of Rambow (12A)
 

May

Tuesday May 6th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:15- 22:35
Iron Man (12A)
 
Saturday May 10th- Odeon Printworks
10:30- 13:00
Speed Racer (PG)
 
Saturday May 10th- Odeon Printworks
14:15- 16:20
Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? (12A)
 
Saturday May 17th- Cineworld St Helens
11:00- 12:50
Charlie Bartlett (15)
 
Saturday May 17th- Cineworld St Helens
13:50- 16:00
Doomsday (18)
 
Friday May 23rd- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:15- 22:35
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (12A)

Film of the Month: Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? (12A)


June 

Sunday June 1st- Empire Cinemas Wigan
21:15- 23:15
Harold and Kumar: Escape from Guantanamo Bay (18)
 
Saturday June 7th- Cineworld St Helens
13:20- 15:40
Gone Baby Gone (15)
 
Tuesday June 17th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:10- 22:30
The Incredible Hulk (12A)
 
Saturday June 21st- Cineworld St Helens
18:25- 20:20
The Happening (15)
 
Monday June 23rd- Odeon Trafford Centre
13:10- 14:30
Superhero Movie (12A)
 
Saturday June 28th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
13:25- 16:10
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (PG)

Film of the Month: Gone Baby Gone (15)
 

July 

Tuesday July 1st- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:10- 22:20
Wanted (18)
 
Saturday July 5th- Odeon Printworks IMAX
12:55- 14:30
Kung Fu Panda: The IMAX Experience (PG)
 
Saturday July 12th- AMC Manchester
13:25- 15:30
The Mist (15)
 
Tuesday July 15th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:20- 22:10
Hancock (12A)

Saturday July 19th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
11:30- 13:40
Wall-E (U)
 
Wednesday July 23rd- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:15- 22:25
Wall-E (U)
 
Saturday July 26th- Manchester Odeon Printworks IMAX
12:00- 14:40
The Dark Knight (12A)
 
Tuesday July 29th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:00- 22:50
The Dark Knight (12A)


Film of the Month: The Dark Knight IMAX (12A)


August 

Saturday August 9th- Cineworld St Helens
19:35- 21:30
X-Files: I Want to Believe (15)
 
Tuesday August 12th- Cineworld St Helens
20:45- 22:55
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (12A)

Saturday August 16th- Odeon IMAX Manchester
12:00- 14:40
The Dark Knight IMAX (12A)

Tuesday August 19th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:00- 22:45
The Dark Knight (12A)
 
Wednesday August 20th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:15- 22:25
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (12A)
 
Saturday August 23rd- Cineworld St Helens
13:20- 15:40
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (12A)
 
Tuesday August 26th- Cineworld St Helens
21:00- 23:00
Get Smart (12A)

Film of the Month: Hellboy II (12A)


September 

Wednesday September 3rd- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:20- 22:20
Step Brothers (15)
 
Saturday September 6th- Manchester Odeon Printworks
11:45- 14:00
Rock n Rolla (15)
 
Saturday September 6th- Manchester Odeon Printworks
15:00- 17:00
The Wackness (15)
 
Monday September 8th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
19:00- 21:00
Pineapple Express (15)

Saturday September 20th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
11:10- 13:20
Tropic Thunder (15)
 
Saturday September 27th- Cineworld St Helens
11:00- 13:00
Righteous Kill (15)
 
Saturday September 27th- Cineworld St Helens
13:50- 16:00
Death Race (15)
 
Tuesday September 30th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:45- 22:35
Taken (15)

Film of the Month: The Wackness (15)
 

October 
 
Saturday October 4th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
12:45- 14:55
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (15)
 
Saturday October 11th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
12:00- 13:40
Igor (PG)
 
Tuesday October 14th- Cineworld St Helens
20:40- 22:40
City of Ember (PG)
 
Saturday October 18th- Manchester IMAX Printworks Odeon
11:30- 13:30
Eagle Eye IMAX (12A)
 
Tuesday October 21st- Cineworld St Helens
20:45- 22:45
Burn after Reading (15)
 
Saturday October 25th- Cineworld St Helens
11:30- 13:30
Ghost Town (12A)

Film of the Month: Ghost Town (12A)


November 

Tuesday November 4th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:30- 22:35
Quantum of Solace (12A)
 
Wednesday November 12th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:30- 22:35
Quantum of Solace (12A)
 
Saturday November 15th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
12:45- 14:45
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (18)

Wednesday November 19th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:50- 22:50
Max Payne (15)
 
Saturday November 22nd- Odeon Trafford Centre
14:30- 17:00
Body of Lies (15)

Saturday November 29th- Odeon Printworks IMAX
13:00- 14:30
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa IMAX (PG)

Film of the Month:  Body of Lies (15)
 

December 

Tuesday December 2nd: Cineworld St Helens
20:40- 22:40
What Just Happened? (15)

Saturday December 6th- Odeon Printworks Manchester
13:30- 15:30
The Transporter III (15)

Film of the Month: 



Film of the Year:

Rating System featuring Comparisons to 2007:
 
- Utterly Magnificent Moviemaking (ala The Assassination of Jesse James)
- Fantastic, yet not Perfect (ala Transformers)
- A great piece of lite entertainment (ala The Heartbreak Kid)
- A decent piece of entertainment, with major flaws (ala Resident Evil: Extinction)
- A dodgy piece of cinema that has some merits (ala Next)
- Utter garbage, that should be burned (ala Hannibal Rising)
 
Total Number of Movies Seen: 59
Target Number of Movies Seen: 80+
Total Number of Visits: 65
Target Number of Visits: 90+
 
Films looking forward to: 

Lakeview Terrace (15) (Dec-05)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (12A) (Dec-12)

Inkheart (PG) (Dec-12)
Yes Man (12A) (Dec-26)
Bedtime Stories (PG) (Dec-26)


Top 15 of the Year! 

15) Hellboy II: The Golden Army (12A)
14) Juno (12A)
13) Quantum of Solace (12A)
12) Body of Lies (15)
11) Gone Baby Gone (15)
10) No Country for Old Men (15)
9) Walk Hard (15)
8) In Bruges (18)
7) Sweeney Todd (18)
6) Grindhouse (18)
5) The Mist (15)
4) Son of Rambow (12A)
3) There Will be Blood (15)
2) Wall-E (U)
1) The Dark Knight (12A)

Best Comedy: Walk Hard (15)
Best Action: The Dark Knight (12A)
Best Drama: The Dark Knight (12A)
Best Horror: The Dark Knight (12A)
Best Sci-Fi: Wall-E (U)
Best Sequel: The Dark Knight (12A)

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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 7/12/2008 6:07:00 PM   
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Posts: 4028
Joined: 11/11/2006
From: Wells, England
5th Psycho ***** DVD
7th The Green Mile ***** TV

to add to my list and wrap up a rather good week

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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 8/12/2008 5:03:59 PM   
Bumfluff

 

Posts: 514
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42
quote:

ORIGINAL: Bumfluff


Bumfluffs Cinema Diary 2008

January
13th Charlie Wilsons War 8/10
20th No Country for Old Men 8/10
24th Aliens vs Predator : Requiem 3/10
31st In the Valley of Elah 9/10

February
3rd Cloverfield 8/10
3rd Sweeney Todd 7/10
5th Before the Devil Knows You're Dead 6/10
15th There Will be Blood 8/10
17th Jumper 5/10
22nd National Treasure : Book of Secrets 6/10
26th W/\Z 6/10
28th Be Kind Rewind 5/10
29th Juno 9/10

March
2nd Untraceable 7/10
6th Rambo 7/10
7th The Other Boleyn Girl 6/10
9th Vantage Point 6/10
16th 10,000 BC 6/10
21st The Spiderwick Chronicles 7/10

April
10th Son of Rambow 9/10
14th 21 7/10
19th Speed Kings 8/10
19th Pathology 3/10

May
3rd In Bruges 8/10
3rd Iron Man 8/10
14th Speed Racer 6/10
22nd Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 8/10

June
14th Gone Baby, Gone 9/10
15th The Incredible Hulk 9/10
15th The Happening 4/10
22nd Teeth 5/10
24th The Escapist 9/10
28th The Chronicles of Narnia : Prince Caspian 6/10
28th Wanted 7/10

August
1st Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 8/10
3rd Hancock 7/10
6th The Mist 9/10
12th Journey to the Centre of the Earth 3-D 5/10
19th Wall-E 9/10
20th Donkey Punch 5/10
24th The Dark Knight 10/10

August
8th The X-Files : I Want to Believe 8/10
10th The Mummy : Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 5/10
15th Star Wars : The Clone Wars 7/10
28th Hellboy 2 : The Golden Army 7/10
31st Babylon A.D. 5/10

September
7th Rock'N'Rolla 8/10
14th Pineapple Express 6/10
24th Grease 7/10
28th Taken 5/10

October
19th Eagle Eye 9/10
30th Saw V 7/10

November
1st 007 Quantum of Solace 8/10
9th W. 6/10

December
3rd Changeling 9/10
6th Madagascar 2 6/10
7th Lakeview Terrace 7/10


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Total Cinema Visits In 2008: 57
Total Cinema Visits In 2007: 70
Total Cinema Visits In 2006: 64
Total Cinema Visits In 2005: 71
Total Cinema Visits In 2004: 76
Total Cinema Visits In 2003: 63
Total Cinema Visits In 2002: 57

http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=1117935



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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 8/12/2008 5:56:17 PM   
wrenster


Posts: 1906
Joined: 12/10/2005
JANUARY

CINEMA
 
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 4/5
Cloverfield 5/5
No Country For Old Men 4/5
Sweeny Todd 4/5

DVD/TV

42nd Street 5/5
Midnight Movies: From The Margin To The Mainstream 4/5 
The Importance Of Being Earnest 3/5
My Beautiful Laundrette 4/5
Le Bossu 4/5
The Tomb Of Ligeia 3/5
Body Double 3/5
The Shipping News 3/5
Harold And Kumar Get The Munchies 3/5
Thinner 2/5
Carla's Song 4/5
Flushed Away 4/5
Breakout 3/5
Brides Of Dracula 3/5
Battleship Potemkin 5/5
Tatie Danielle 4/5 
Fallen 3/5
The Phantom Of The Opera (1962) 4/5
Bob And Carol And Ted And Alice 3/5

FEBRUARY

CINEMA

Juno 4/5
The Bucket List 4/5
Rambo 2/5
Meet The Spartans 0/5
There Will Be Blood 5/5

DVD/TV

California Split 4/5
Man On The Moon 4/5
Paper Moon 4/5
The Break-Up 3/5 
Thank You For Smoking 3/5
The Abominable Snowman 3/5
Idiocracy 3/5
Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger 2/5 
The Lonely Guy 3/5
Norma Rae 4/5
Address Unknown 4/5
The Claim 2/5
Man Of The Year 3/5
The Good Shepherd 3/5
Porco Rosso 4/5
Harlem Nights 3/5
Little Black Book 1/5
Ringu 2 3/5
Hotel Rwanda 5/5
Grizzly Man 4/5 
The Dam Busters 4/5
The Running Man 3/5
Paths Of Glory 5/5
Babel 4/5 
Night Shift 4/5
Superstar 2/5
Ronin 3/5
Stranger Than Fiction 3/5
Varsity Blues 2/5
Slither 4/5
Magicians 3/5
The Pride And The Passion 3/5
The Barefoot Contessa 3/5
The Misfits 4/5
Secret Window 3/5
Running Scared (2006) 2/5
Jersey Girl 4/5
The Gingerbread Man 3/5 
Friends With Money 2/5
Kingdom Of Heaven 4/5
Agnes Of God 3/5
At Close Range 3/5
The Haunting (1962) 4/5
The Exorcism Of Emily Rose 4/5
The Skeleton Key 3/5
Dracula (1931) 5/5
 
MARCH
 
CINEMA
 
 Be Kind Rewind 3/5
 
DVD/TV

The Mothman Prophecies 4/5
The Gate 2/5 
So I Married An Axe Murderer 4/5
The Relic 2/5
Ring O: Birthday 4/5
AVP: Alien Vs Predator 2/5
Creature From The Black Lagoon 3/5
The Machinist 4/5
Chicago 4/5 
Layer Cake 4/5
Hollywoodland 4/5
Les Vacances de M.Hulot 5/5
Peeping Tom 5/5
The Andromeda Strain 4/5 
Win A Date With Tad Hamilton 3/5
Human Nature 3/5
Topaz 3/5
Henry And June 2/5 
Mean Streets 5/5
Cube 3/5
Euro Trip 2/5
Crash (2004) 5/5
The Entity 3/5
Run Lola Run 4/5
Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? 4/5
Chicken Little 3/5
Prime 3/5
The Kid (1921) 5/5
Fellini - Satyricon 1/5
Sonatine 3/5
The Aristocats 4/5 
The Black Cauldren 3/5
Pocahontas 3/5
Around The World In 80 Days (1956) 4/5
Apt Pupil 4/5
Angel Heart 4/5
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London 1/5
For Your Consideration 3/5
The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen 4/5
Home On The Range 3/5
101 Dalmations 5/5
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown 3/5
Lost In Yonkers 3/5
Cellular 3/5
What Women Want 3/5
Homicide 4/5
Sayonara 3/5
Big Bad Mamma 2/5
Rushmore 4/5
The Muppet Movie 4/5
Wimbledom 2/5
DOA: Dead Or Alive 3/5
Broadway Danny Rose 4/5
Jack And Sarah 4/5
Art School Confidential 3/5
Around The World In 80 Days 2/5
On The Beach 3/5
Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure 4/5
Pride And Prejudice (2005) 4/5
Land Of The Dead 4/5 
 
APRIL
 
CINEMA
 
Superhero Movie 1/5
The Bank Job 4/5
In Bruges 3/5
 
DVD/TV
 
Jackass: Number 2 4/5
The Great Muppet Caper 3/5
Tarzan (1999) 4/5
Oliver And Company 3/5
The Sword In The Stone 3/5
Before Night Falls 4/5
Darkness Falls 1/5
A Life Less Ordinary 3/5
Supergirl 2/5

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story 4/5 
Melody Time 3/5
The Emperor's New Groove 4/5
Treasure Planet 3/5
The Fox And The Hound 3/4
From Hell 3/5
Family Plot 3/5
Boudu Save From Drowning 4/5
The Haunting 1/5
The Scorpion King 2/5
Bamboozled 3/5
Torque 1/5
Passenger 57 3/5
Swordfish 3/5
Scary Movie 1/5 
Went The Day Well 4/5
Scary Movie 2 1/5
Scary Movie 3 3/5
Look Who's Talking 3/5
Look Who's Talking Too 2/5
Look Who's Talking Now 1/5
The Saint 3/5
Kiss Of The Dragon 4/5
Marked For Death 1/5
Bulletproof Monk 2/5
How Stella Got Her Groove Back 2/5
Affliction 4/5
Africa Screams 2/5

MAY

CINEMA

Iron Man 4/5
Forgetting Sarah Marshall 4/5
Speed Racer 2/5
Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skulls 4/5

DVD/TV 

Raiders Of The Lost Ark 5/5
Agency 2/5
Airheads 3/5
After The Sunset 3/5
The Alamo 4/5
Accidental Hero 4/5
The Accidental Spy 2/5 
The Actors 3/5
Aeon Flux 1/5
The Affair Of The Necklace 2/5
Abraham Lincoln 4/5
Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade 4/5
The Absent-Minded Professor 3/5
Above The Rim 3/5
Abouna 4/5
Where The Truth Lies 4/5
Romance And Cigarettes 3/5
U-571 3/5 
Son Of Flubber 3/5 

JUNE
 
CINEMA
 
The Incredible Hulk 3/5
Wanted 3/5
 
DVD/TV
 
Ali 4/5
Alligator 4/5
Alligator II: The Mutation 1/5
Anaconda 2/5
The Animal 1/5
Animal Factory 3/5
Three Days Of The Condor 4/5
Garfield - The Movie 1/5
Mission Without Permission 2/5
This Is England 5/5
Fathom 2/5
Bandolero 3/5
Tadpole 3/5
Mortal Thoughts 3/5
Our House 3/5
Brother 3/5
Breaker Morant 4/5
Mad Dog And Glory 3/5
The Assassination Of Richard Nixon 4/5
Evan Almight 1/5


JULY
 
CINEMA
 
Wall-E 5/5
Mamma Mia! 4/5
Journey To The Centre of The Earth 3D 3/5

 
DVD/TV
 
Anywhere But Here 3/5
The Woodsman 4/5
Attack Of The 50ft Woman (1993) 2/5
Best Laid Plans 3/5 
Elektra 2/5
Freddie Vs Jason 2/5
eXistenZ 4/5
Freaky Friday 3/5
Jackass: The Movie 5/5
The Bad News Bears 4/5
Black & White 3/5
Birthday Girl 2/5
The Mod Squad 2/5
XXX: The Next Level 1/5 

AUGUST
 
CINEMA
 
Kung Fu Panda 4/5
The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian 3/5
Son Of Rambow 4/5
What Happens In Vegas 2/5
Swing Vote 3/5
Tropic Thunder 5/5
Death Race 3/5
The House Bunny 3/5


DVD/TV
 
Gone Baby Gone 4/5
Fletch 4/5
Meatballs 3/5
Missing (1982) 5/5
High Fidelity 4/5
Diamonds Are Forever 3/5
Cannonball! 2/5
Venus 4/5
The Bridge To Terabithia 4/5
Blades of Glory 4/5
After Hours 4/5
Night Creatures 3/5
Grindhouse 4/5
Help! 4/5
Dan In Real Life 3/5
Double Take 2/5
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 2/5
Casino Royale 5/5

SEPTEMBER 

CINEMA
 
The Happening 2/5
The Forbidden Kingdom 3/5
Mrs Pettigrew Lives For A Day 3/5
The Dark Knight 5/5
Pineapple Express 4/5
Righteous Kill 2/5
 
 
DVD/TV
 
Rush Hour 3 2/5
Gunfight At The OK Corrall 4/5
Arlington Road 4/5
Semi-Pro 2/5
Vacancy 3/5
North Country 4/5
3.10 To Yuma 3/5
Bringing Out The Dead 3/5
The Falcon And The Snowman 4/5 
My Darling Clementine 5/5
The Weather Man 3/5
Angela's Ashes 4/5
Blood And Sand (1922) 3/5
Sixteen Candles 3/5
Anna And The King 3/5
Factotum 3/5
Behind The Sun 4/5 
The Final Countdown 3/5
Epic Movie 1/5
Birth 3/5
Music And Lyrics 3/5
Kes 5/5
The Nutty Professor 4/5 
Black Snake Moan 3/5
Factory Girl 3/5
Sailor Beware! 2/5
A Kid For Two Farthings 4/5
Finding Neverland 4/5
I Want Candy 3/5
Death Race 2000 4/5 
The Guinea Pig 3/5
Mystery, Alaska 3/5
Cool Hand Luke 5/5
Away From Her 4/5 


OCTOBER
 
CINEMA
 
Death Race (2nd Viewing) 3/5
Burn After Reading 4/5
Quantum Of Solace 4/5
 
DVD/TV
 
No Way Out 4/5
Deja Vu 4/5
Fast Times At Ridgemont High 3/5
Some Kind Of Wonderful 4/5 
Steptoe And Son Ride Again 2/5
The Sorcerers 2/5
Look Back In Anger 4/5
Heaven Can Wait 5/5
Girls! Girls! Girls! 2/5
Corridors Of Blood 3/5 
Hot Shots Part Deux 4/5
Jane Austen's Mafia! 2/5
The Counterfeiters 5/5 
The Driver 4/5
Dr No 4/5
The School For Scoundrels 2/5
The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas 3/5
From Russia With Love 5/5
Goldfinger 5/5
Thunderball 4/5
You Only Live Twice 4/5
On Her Majesty's Secret Service 3/5
Diamonds Are Forever 4/5
Live And Let Die 3/5
The World Is Not Enough 3/5
Casino Royale 5/5
Die Another Day 2/5 

NOVEMBER
 
CINEMA
 
 Changeling 5/5
 
DVD/TV
 
The Long Memory 4/5
Kenny 4/5
Shortland Tales 2/5
Click 2/5
Porridge 4/5
Singin' In The Rain 5/5 
Reign Over Me 4/5
Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea 3/5
The Brave One 2/5
The Man Who Knew Too Much 5/5
Wait Until Dark 3/5
Eastern Promises 3/5
The Evil Of Frankenstein 3/5
Dead Silence 1/5
The Ninth Gate 2/5
The Grissom Gang 1/5
August Rush 4/5
The Fountain 3/5
Balls Of Fury 3/5

DECEMBER

CINEMA
 
 
 
DVD/TV

Smokey And The Bandit 4/5
The Three Musketeers 5/5
Coneheads 2/5
Wild Hogs 2/5
The Muse 3/5
The Four Musketeers 4/5
The Tango Lesson 3/5
Mamma Mia! 4/5

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Post #: 67
RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 11/12/2008 2:07:05 PM   
frankie


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Like others, the edit function is being an arse with me so I'm relocating here.


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ORIGINAL: frankie

Here's the spot I will take and probably never fill in. See you in 2009 folks.

EDIT: Incidentally, I just signed up for http://allconsuming.net/ , it's a great way to keep track of the movies (and books and music as well as other things, even food) you consume each day and should probably help me fill this in.

OK, I'll start now. This will be a record of ALL films I watch in their entirety this year, whether that's at the cinema or on TV or wherever. I'll be including films I see for the first time AND films I've already watched.


January
1st - #1 Love, Actually (Sky+) - Embarrassing start to the year. Really should've picked something cool. Rubbish, but watchable (just).
2nd - #2 The Railway Children (Sky+) - First time I saw it. Brilliant. A bit dated, but a lovely little film which i will watch again.
4th - #3 The Simpsons Movie (DVD) - I thought this was an amazing film to watch with an audience.  Especially the first half hour. It loses quite a bit of that on DVD, but i still think it's better than some critics said it was.
5th - #4 I Am Legend (Cinema) - I thought it was brilliant mostly. Agree with Empire about the dodgy CGI and the knockout performance from Sam the dog.
6th - #5 Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (DVD) - Always been my least favourite Indy film, but thought I'd give it another go after reading the Empire preview of the next one. It's good, but still, I think, over-rated.
20th - #6 There Will Be Blood (Download) - A fantastic film. In my opinion it's PTA's best. DDL is brilliant as usual, but Dwayne from Little Miss Sunshine gives him a run for his money.
22nd - #7 Walk Hard (Cinema) - Pretty poor. I think i laughed twice.
25th - #8 Spice World: The Movie (TV, BBC4) - Whilst it is really really awful and embarrassing, I just can't bring myself to hate it. Besides, my daughter wouldn't let me.
29th - #9 Sweeney Todd (Cinema) - I have a pet hate of throat slitting, but this movie was done in such a way that I wasn't bothered by it. Can't say as much for the woman in front of me though. A great film, i thought. Enjoyed it.
29th - #10 In The Valley Of Elah (Cinema) - A nice worthy film, a bit too long, but it kept me interested for most of it. Don't suppose I'll ever watch it again. TLJ was great as usual of course.

February
1st - #11 Cloverfield (Cinema) - Liked it. A lot. Felt a lot like one of those theme park simulator rides. But with a story. Didn't outstay it's welcome either.
1st - #12 Hairspray (2007) (DVD) - Wasn't really fussed about seeing this, but i thought it was fun and easy watching. Almost fell asleep twice though.
2nd - #13 Juno (Cinema) - Rowdy audience who wouldn't shut up. Film was sweet. Mrs Frankie liked it too.
6th - #14 Eastern Promises (Download) - Wow! Great film. Brutally violent in places. May just buy this on dvd.
9th - #15 The Blair Witch Project (Sky+) - I think this still holds up pretty well, but it's not nearly as scary as i thought it was when I was 27.
16th - #16 Jumper (Cinema) - Not bad. Thought the Palladin's were pretty bland though. No powers? just humans with fancy weapons and an unexplained grudge. Why would your own mother want to kill you. Lazy storytelling is a pet hate of mine. Still, the fighty bits were fighty enough for me. Will hope for a better sequel.
16th - #17 Bruce Almighty (TV, BBC3) - God, I hate this film now. So twee. Can't believe I actually enjoyed it at the cinema.
18th - #18 No Country For Old Men (Cinema) - Brilliant. I really enjoyed it. Think I need to see it again to fully appreciate the ending, but didn't think it was the anti-climax I'd been led to believe.
19th - #19 The Water Horse (Cinema) - Not a bad little family/fantasy film. Pretty much predictable, but engaging enough to keep my interest. My little girl adored it.
20th - #20 National Treasure: Book of Secrets (Cinema) - Wasn't sure what to expect having never seen the first one, but what I got was a fun adventure film. not a patch on Indy of course, but still fun. My son loved it.
22nd - #21 The Jungle Book (Disney) (DVD) - My favourite animated movie by miles and maybe even the greatest movie ever for pure entertainment. Expect to see this again on this list during the year.
22nd - #22 Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (DVD) - Always been my favourite of the 3. It's so damn entertaining and brings back memories of the 12yr old version of me sat on the front row, giddy with excitement. love it love it love it.
24th - #23 A Trip To The Moon (Download) - Decided to watch some old old films in the run up to the Oscars tonight. It doesn't get much older than this. A brilliant early sci-fi effort  from 1902 with remarkably lavish production values. And at 12 minutes long it passes fairly quickly too.
24th - #24 Killer Klowns from Outer Space (DVD) - Great trashy fun from the 80's. Still love it.
26th - #25 Titanic (TV, Sky Movies Drama) - yeah, it's corny, but it's still very watchable.
27th - #26 Be Kind Rewind (Cinema) - Why is this getting slated? My anticipation from the trailer had been thwarted by all the negative press, but am glad to say I really enjoyed it. Yeah, it's not got the edge that maybe some people were hoping for, but it's got real heart and is genuinely funny. I think this will be one film that, if on late night TV in the future many people will love to stumble across. It's that kind of movie. One for re-evaluation methinks.
 29th - #27 Surf's Up (DVD) - sat with the kids to watch this. It was just ok really. Liked the film-crew style to it, but probably not one I'd watch again. My kids love it of course.
 29th - #28 United 93 (DVD) - brilliant way to end the month. A real sobering yet thrilling film. Even though I know the tragic outcome well, Paul Greengrass still manages to keep me on the edge of my seat. A remarkable retelling of a remarkable tale.
 
March
1st - #29 Stardust (DVD) - saw this at the cinema. really good and exceeded my expectations after being beaten to death with the rubbish trailer for months. Not sure I liked seeing De Niro in drag though.
2nd - #30 Once (DVD) - An almost perfect film. I am surprised however that it's had such universal praise as it seems such a love it or hate it kind of film. Luckily, I loved it.
3rd - #31 There Will Be Blood (Cinema) - wanted to see it on the big screen after enjoying it on a downloaded version on my media player. It really is a fantastic film. I just can't see anything beating it to be my favourite of the year.
8th - #32 Epic Movie (Sky+) - Rubbish, just rubbish. My 13 year old son made me watch it.
9th - #33 Children Of Men (DVD) - Good film. didn't know much about it and it kept my interest. an extreme and bleak vision of the future. The long, unedited shots were brilliant.
9th - #34 Naked (Sky+) - Not seen this for ages. Just as mindblowing as I remember. A firm favourite.
10th - #35 Diary Of The Dead (Cinema) - It was a bit of a by the numbers horror pic, but I liked it mostly. 
13th - #36 Rambo (Cinema) - pretty gruesome. I liked it.
13th - #37 Vantage Point (Cinema) - Massively silly, but totally enjoyable. Guessed the bad guy quite early on though.
15th - #38 Life Is Beautiful (Sky+) - One of my faves. |Never fails to move and amuse me.
15th - #39 Horton Hears a Who (Cinema) - I think I liked it. just not sure. I definitely thought it was ok, but not sure I actually liked it. Hmmm.
16th - #40 Mary Poppins (TV, ITV2) - Actually, was playing scrabble with the family whilst this was on, but I've seen it so many times, I don't need to keep looking at it to enjoy it. A classic, but overlong. I still hate all that business at the bank near the end.
30th - #41 Back To The Future (DVD) - Can't believe i've just gone two weeks without watching a film. In my defence, I've been a bit ill and also very very busy at work. Got me some catching up to do now. BTTF is one of my all time faves and I just can't watch it enough time. Only just noticed for the first time that the bit of ledge that breaks from the clock tower under Doc's feet near the end is still broken once Marty returns to 1985. Lazy Hill Valley council workers!

April
1st - #42 Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best Of Both Worlds Concert in 3D (Cinema) - Obviously, I didn;t go to see this for myself. I took my 6yr old daughter and 9yr old son. They both loved it. I didn't but I can't hate it 'cos it kept them happy. Actually, I spent the movie thinking how it was actually a zombie movie. Only, it's the scariest one yet because the audience around me turned into zombies too.
1st - #43 The Orphanage (Cinema) - Ah, that's better. i dropped the kids at home after hannah montana and returned to the pictures for this altogether better scary movie. Really creepy and really well put together. One of my films of the year definitely.
2nd - #44 The Transporter (TV, Film Four) - Cheesy, corny, ridiculous. Brilliant.
4th - #45 Son Of Rambow (Cinema) - wonderful little movie. Really made me feel like a kid again. I can remember when all the smokers had to sit in the right side of the cinema. I had to sit there with my uncle. - great performances from the young lads too.
5th - #46 Beowulf (HD-DVD) - I liked this in 3D and I think it's pretty good on DVD too. Especially  luscious HD.
6th - #47 Die Hard 4.0 (DVD) - At last i watched it. I've meant to see this loads of times, now I've finally seen it, it's all a bit meh. Not bad, some good action sequences but not a patch on the original. The music video on the DVD is hilarious though.
10th - #48 Grindhouse (DVD) - that's right. the real version with both films playing after each other with all the fake trailers included. I really got what they were trying to do with this project. I prefer Planet Terror, but Death Proof works better as part of the package than it does by itself. Overall, I love it.
13th - #49 Hard Candy (Sky+) - Yikes! Uncomfortable viewing ahoy! Ellen page is brilliantly scary in this. I really wasn't sure who I should be rooting for during this film. Great ending. A good film overall, but again, not an easy watch.
24th - #50 In Bruges (Cinema) - I loved this film. So unpredictable and so un-PC. Made me laugh out loud lots.
24th - #51 21 (Cinema) - Dull, dull, dull. Pretty yo look at, but very very dull.
26th - #52 Toy Story (DVD) - It's hard to watch this now 'cos I've seen it so many times in the past. i know every line, but it's still classic stuff and still make me laugh.
26th -  #53 Toy Story 2 (DVD) - Now, I never really cared for the sequel originally, but it's grown on me over the years. Original is till the best tho.
26th - #54 Monster House (DVD) - One of the better non-Pixar computer animations. very reminiscent of films I grew up on. Some fine voice talent too.
26th - #55 The Matrix (DVD) - Not watched for ages, but enjoyed every second like it was the first time I'd seen it.
26th - #56 Goodfellas (DVD) - I love it of course, but had forgotten how early into the film the "Funny, how?" scene is.
27th - #57 An Incovenient Truth (Sky+) - A film to make you really think. I was a bit ignorant of Al Gore before, but now I think he's an inspiration. No wonder the futurama crew love him so much.
27th - #58 27 Dresses (Download) - Definitely a girly film. The wife enjoyed it. I thought it pretty much did what it set out to do. nothing more. An easy watch for a Sunday night.
28th - #59 Happy-Go-Lucky (Cinema) - Wow! A really amazing character study. I thought it was flawless really and as irritating as poppy could be at times, she was also a reminder of how easy going we could all be if we didn't let life stress us so much.

May
1st - #60 An American Werewolf In London (HD-DVD) - Probably should never watch this at 2am ever ever again. Still manages to scare the crap out of me after all these years. Brilliant film, aged really well.
5th - #61 Iron Man (Cinema) - A superior super hero film. I liked it. Nice to see a couple of nods to The Iron Giant in there.
10th - #62 Raiders of the Lost Ark (DVD) - Now, I've always been a Temple of Doom man and for years have rewatched this just by fast forwarding to the action sequences, but I watched it all the way through this time for the first time in years. You know what, it's a through and through classic. I love every second of it. Still prefer Doom though.
10th - #63 Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom (DVD) - Why does this get so much flak? It has everything you could want in a comic adveture movie. What's not to love. One of my top 20 films of all time.
11th - #64 Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade (DVD) - I just can't warm to this 3rd film. It's ok, but definitely my least favourite. Here's hoping the new one is better than this.
15th - #65 Doomsday (Cinema) - Oh. My. God. I really hated this and almost walked out a couple of times. An ugly mess of a movie. Not in a good way.
18th - #66 Speed Racer (Cinema) - I reallt shouldn't have enjoyed this. It's got that bright overly colouful look that I hate (think Cat in the Hat), a predictable plot and a performing monkey. But you know what, I thought it was brilliant. It really had me hooked throughout and nobody is more surprised than me. Looks gorgeous too.
20th - #67 The Eye (Cinema) - I've only seen the first half of the japanese original, so thought watching the remake would be ok as i wouldn't be too spoiled. Should've just watched the end of the original. This new version is one of the dullest films I've seen in a long time. The jumpy moments awoke me a couple of times and that's the most positive thing I have to say about it.
22nd - #68 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Cinema) - hmm, not really sure what I think after one viewing.Definitely some dissapointment, but as i'm gonna be seeing it again with the kids next week, I will reserve final judgement until then. I will say however that I'm not very happy with Shia doing the lion's share of the action. Indy was in the background, along for the ride, far too much.

June
1st  - #69 Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Cinema) - My second viewing and you know what, it hasn't improved. I was still very bored by it. A huge disappointment.
6th - #70 Gone Baby Gone (Cinema) - Totally loved this one. I just went with the plot, knowing very little before going in, and it gripped me throughout. Very impressed and one for my end of year list.
7th - #71 Enchanted (DVD) - Charming and funny. Abrilliant family film and nice to see all the nods to the Disney classics in there too.
16th - #72 The Incredible Hulk (Cinema) - A film with two identities. Bad id + good id = OK film. Ish.
20th - #73 The Happening (cinema) - Bloody hell. what "happened" here. I love most of Night's other stuff, but this was unintentionally hilarious stuff, yet at the same time as boring and as unbelievable as anything I've ever sat through. very nearly walked out. Worst film of the year so far.
26th - #74 The Escapist (Cinema) - Impressive little thriller. kept me gripped throughout.
26th - #75 Wanted (Cinema) - Silly and dumb, but a fun watch. nothing more really.
30th - #76 The Mist (Download) - I liked this, but blimey, what a downbeat ending. I didn't see that coming. A "D'oh" moment to rule them all. Good film with some effective scares.

July 
2nd - #77 Wall-E (Download) - Ooh, what a excellent film, even in naughty downloaded format. Can't wait to see this on the big screen.
6th - #78 Kung Fu Panda (Cinema) - The kids loved it. It wasn't as good as i hoped it would be, but still one of the best from Dreamworks animated films.
7th - #79 The Pixar Story (DVD) - Fascinating documentary which explains the wonders of the best modern movie studio around.
12th - #80 A Bug's Life (DVD) - Unfairly regarded as one of Pixar's worst by lots of people. This still holds up and Kevin Spacey does a great baddie.
12th - #81 Ratatouille (DVD) - I love all Pixar's films. This one especially, they dare to not stick to any fomula or pander to what audiences may want according to hollywood honchos. Who'd of thought that a film about a rat dreaming of being a chef would work? But it does.
12th - #82 Journey To The Centre Of The Earth 3D (Cinema) - More of a Disneyland attraction than a film. No villains, not much plot and not even a reason that they travel to the centre of the earth. Just a series of coincidences. Despite that though it's an enjoyable 3D fest. A solid family cinema experience. may not play so well on DVD though.
13th - #83 Batman Begins (DVD) - Always disliked the modern Batman movies, even the Tim Burton ones. Preferred the camp 60's version. But this is brilliant grown up stuff. More of a gangster movie than a superhero film. Love it. Can't wait for the sequel.
 14th - #84 Hancock (Cinema) - I actually liked this a lot. It was a shame the tone from the beginning didn't last through to the end, but I didn't really know where it was going for most of the time. Good film, unfairly criticized in the media.
14th - #85 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Cinema) - A strange one this. I thought it was better than the first film, but I'd still probably rather watch the first one. It just felt a bit too long and had me fidgeting in my seat during the second half. I think it would bore my kids. Oh and it was dark too. Not just in mood. For one extended battle scene which takes place at night i didn't have a clue what was going on for the most part.
18th - #86 Austin Powers: Goldmember (FilmFour) - Daft, but still funny.
19th - #87 Wall-E (Cinema) - A truly brilliant film. This will become an all time classic I'm sure.
20th - #88 Hot Fuzz (Sky Movies) - Endlessly rewatchable. Love the crazy action at the end.
23rd - #89 Baby Mama (Download) - I liked this. Shame it didn't get a bigger release. Smarter than your average romcom
24th - #90 The Dark Knight (Cinema) - Brilliant second installment. I loved it so much...
24th - #91 The Dark Knight (Cinema)...I saw it twice in the same day. Never done that before.
26th - #92 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (Sky+, FilmFour) - Still the funniest of the 3.
August
 1st - #93 Baby Mama (Download) - Yep, still like it.
2nd - #94 Hancock (Download) - It's mostly good stuff, but the plot detour doesn't feel quite right, but fun all the same.
8th - #95 Breakdown (Dutch TV) - I love this movie
20th - #96 Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (Cinema) - Great blockbuster movie and surprisingly funny too.
22nd - #97 Somers Town (Cinema) - I'm a big fan of Shane Meadows, but I found this a let down. There seemed to be no real plot and certainly no reason to film in harsh black&white.
23rd - #98 Hellboy (Sky+, FIVE) - A reminder that the original is till good too.
23rd - #99 Midnight Run (Sky Movies) - One of my favourrites. This never gets old.
25th - #100 Daddy Day Care (TV, Fiver) - Why Why Why???
29th - #101 The Strangers (Cinema) - Actually pretty effective horror. Had me jumping in all the right places anyway. I even didn't mind the much criticised ending.
29th - #102 The Dark Knight (Cinema) - It's that man again. Still like it after 3 viewings, but not too sure about the boat sequence. could've been cut.
30th - #103 The Descent (Sky+) - Can't believe I've only just got round to seeing this. Liked it a lot.

September 
3rd - #104 Get Smart (Cinema) - Much better than anticipated. Not too bad.
6th - #105 Final Destination 2 (Sky+) - Fun and harmless.
7th - #106 Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cinema) - A bit all over the place and certainly not a real star wars film but it was mildly diverting and easilty as good as the phantom menace.
12th - #107 Eden Lake (Cinema) - Scary stuff, but didn't like the ending.
12th - #108 The Pineapple Express (Cinema) - Cluttered and messy. Funny in parts.
26th - #109 Vantage Point (DVD) - I do like this. A clever little thriller.
27th - #110 The Apartment (TV, Sky Movies) - Wow. Brilliant move seen for the first time by me at last. Didn't know much about it but glad I finally saw it. I prefer it to Some Like it Hot actually. Baxter is a great character,
30th - #111 Taken (Cinema) - Silly nonsense but not half as bad as you might think.
30th - #112 Tropic Thunder (Cinema) - Hmmm, pretty rubbish actually overall. Liked the spoof trailer at the beginning though, especially The Fatties.

October 
9th - #113 There's Something About Mary (Sky+, Anytime) - Not seen for ages. i think it's aged really well. A good comedy. I like the abrupt ending.
11th - #114 No Country For Old Men (DVD) - Really like this film. In fact, I like it more each time I watch it.
13th - #115 How To Lose Friends and Alienate People (Cinema) - Enjoyed this. Made me laugh a lot more than Run, Fatboy Run.
16th - #116 Mirrors (Cinema) - awful script, awful acting. I really hated this film and thought there was some nasty uses of children in it too that i won't ever want to watch again. Poor.
17th - #117 Mamma Mia! (Download) - Surprisingly pretty good. Made me laugh a lot and the weirdest thing was, i enjoyed it more than my wife.
18th - #118 Eagle Eye (Cinema) - An enjoyable mix between Enemy of the State, I Robot & Bad Boys (the car chases), so more Smithian than Hitchcockian. Liked it a lot though.
20th - #119 Death Race (Cinema) - Despite loads of car chases and explosions, it was quite dull. I fell asleep too.
22nd - #120 Igor (Cinema) - Rubb-ish!
24th - #121 High School Musical 3 (Cinema) - Not my cup of tea exactly, but there's no denying that it does what it sets out to do and does it well. My 2 youngest loved it as did the starjumping group of pre-teen girls sat next to me. Forgettable fluff but harmless with it.

November
14th - #122 W. (Cinema) - Blimey, long time since I saw a film. That's university life for you. Well, at least my first assignment is now handed in. As way of a treat to myself on the way home from uni, i went to see this about George W Bush. It's had bad reviews, but I quite liked it. I have very little knowledge of Bush, just the odd thing, so I had no preconceptions going in. maybe that helped.
15th - #123 Disturbia (Sky Movies) - Second viewing and still this this is an enjoyable little movie. Like it.
15th - #124 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (DVD) - Maybe time will be kind to this as i certainly didn't hate it as much as the first cuple of times. that said, it's still fairly pants for an Indy film.
17th - #125 Burn After Reading (Cinema) -  after many poor reviews I wan't hoping for much but was watching for curiosity value alone. However, I'm pleased that actually, I quite enjoyed it. I didn't find it very funny (just forget it's a comedy and you'll be ok) but i was entertained by the acting and the plot. So not as good as the Coens best, but nowhere near the worst either.
24th - #126 Blindness (Cinema) - an ordeal of a film. I have never felt the need to walk out of a film so much before, but i stuck with it. A big fan of fernando merseilles other films, i was very disappointed with Blindness.
27th - #127 Casino Royale (DVD) - I know, it's been out a couple of years, but i'm just watching it now. a brilliant action film. not usually a Bond fan, so was surprised how much i enjoyed this. hoping the sequel's as good.
27th - #128 Quantum of Solace (Cinema).. and it wasn't quite as good, but i still enjoyed it. the opening car chase was the best bit tho.
27th - #129 Changeling (Cinema) Mixed feelings about this. thought it was well acted and paced, but it is also a bit of a mess. Not bad though.
29th - #130 Bolt (Download) The first Disney CG movie which isn't a Pixar film that I've actually enjoyed. can't wait to see it in big screen 3D
30th - #131 Madagascar 2 (Cinema) - you know what? this wasn't half bad. i hated the first one, but apart from the bit where i fell asleep for 10 minutes, this kept me interested throughout.

Favourite Film seen in 08 so far- Happy Go Lucky
Rubbishest Film seen in 08 so farThe Happening


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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 11/12/2008 9:26:09 PM   
umer_ejaz

 

Posts: 1272
Joined: 9/12/2005
My Cinema Diary 2008  
 
Ratings:
 
 - Poor
 
 - Average
 
 - Good
 
 - Excellent
 
 - Classic
 
January

1.Zodiac - (DVD)
2.Fargo - (TV)
3.Kill Bill Vol 2 - (TV)
4.Million Dollar Baby - (TV)
5.Tigerland -  (TV)
6.Ladder 49 -  (TV)
7.Constantine -  (TV)
8.The Life of David Gale -  (TV)
9.Mercury Rising - (TV)
10.The Phantom of The Opera - (TV)
11.P.S. I Love You -  (Cinema)
12.O, Brother where art thou? - (TV)
13.Man who wasn't there - (TV)
14.The Three Burials of Melaquidas Estrada - (DVD)
15.No Country for Old Men -(Cinema)
16.Friday Night Lights - (DVD)
17.The Negotiator - (TV)
18.Insomnia - (DVD)
19.Matchpoint - (TV)
20.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - (TV)
21.Eraser - (TV)
22.Rules of Engagement - (DVD)
23.Monster House - (DVD)
24.The Running Man - (TV)
 
Film of the Month - No Country For Old Men

February
 
01.The Abyss - (TV)
02.Cloverfield (2008) -  (Cinema)
03.The Last Of The Mohicans (1992) - (TV) 
04.Ned Kelly (2003) -  (TV)
05.Go (1999) -  (TV)
06.Almost Famous (2000) -(TV)
07.National Treasure: Book of Secrets  - (Cinema)
08.Juno - (Cinema)
09.Aliens Extended Edition - (DVD)
10.Alien(1979) Extended Edition - (DVD)
11.Total Recall - (TV)
12.The Bucket List - (Cinema)

13.The French Connection - (TV)
14.American Psycho - (TV)
15.Kingdom of Heaven - (TV)
16.Battle Royale - (TV)
17.Mean Streets - (TV)
18.Jumper - (Cinema)
19.Rambo - (Cinema)
20.John Q - (TV)
 
Film of the Month - Cloverfield

March
 
01.Definitely, Maybe - (Cinema)
02.10,000 BC - (Cinema)
03.Superman Returns - (DVD)
04.Aliens III - (TV)
05.Apocalypto - (DVD)
06.Pride and Prejudice - (TV)
07.Letters From Iwo Jima - (DVD) 
08.27 Dresses - (Cinema)
09.The English Patient - (TV)
 
Film of the Month - Letters from Iwo Jima

April

01.Never Back Down - (Cinema)
02.Bourne Ultimatum - (DVD)
03.Terminator 2: Judgement Day - (TV)
04.300 - (DVD)
05.Sahara - (TV)
06.21 - (Cinema)
07.Flags of Our Fathers -(DVD)
08. Son Of Rambow - (Cinema)
09.Rambo:First Blood - (DVD)
10.Predator - (DVD)
11.Fool's Gold - (Cinema)
12.The Aviator - (TV)
13.Blood Diamond - (DVD)
14. V for Vendetta - (DVD)
15.Midnight Run - (TV)
16.Street Kings - (Cinema)
17.Solaris - (TV)
18.Downfall - (TV)
19.Little Miss Sunshine - (DVD)

Film of the Month - The Aviator

May
 
01. Iron Man -  (Cinema)
02. Angel Heart - (TV)
03.Charlie Bartlett - (Cinema)
04.Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - (Cinema)
05.Crash - (TV)
 
Film of the Month - The Iron Man
 

June
 
01. Gone Baby Gone - (Cinema)
02. Three Days of The Condor - (TV)
03. The Happening - (Cinema)
04. Elizabethtown - (TV)
05. The Incredible Hulk - (Cinema)

06. Wanted - (Cinema)
07. Guilty by Suspicion - (TV)
08. Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - (Cinema) 

 
Film of the Month - Gone Baby Gone
 
July
 
01.Tears of the Sun - (DVD)
02.Spiderman III - (DVD)
03.Hancock - (Cinema)
04.Enemy of The State -(TV)
05.The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford - (DVD) 
06.Bullitt - (TV) 
07.Bat 21 - (TV)
08.Kung Fu Panda - (Cinema)
09.Blade Runner (Directors Cut) - (DVD)   
10.Mamma Mia! - (Cinema)
11.Vertigo - (TV)
12.North by Northwest - (DVD)
13.Pirates of The Caribbean: At World's End - (DVD)
14.Papillon - (TV)
15.Wall - E - (Cinema)
16.The Sand Pebbles - (TV)
17.The Dark Knight - (Cinema)

18.The Thomas Crown Affair - (TV)
 
Film of the Month - The Dark Knight
 
August
 
01.Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor - (Cinema)
02.Chaplin - (TV)
03.Ratatouille - (DVD)
04.Star Wars: The Clone Wars - (Cinema)
05.Hellboy - (TV)
06.Hellboy II: The Golden Army - (Cinema)
07.The Great Escape - (TV)
08.Good,Morning Vietnam! - (TV)
09.The Towering Inferno - (TV)
10.There Will Be Blood - (DVD)
11.Half Nelson - (TV)
12.Miami Vice - (DVD)
 
Film of the Month - The Dark Knight

September

01.The Strangers - (Cinema)
02.Aliens III (Extended Version) - (DVD)
03.RocknRolla - (Cinema)
04.Just Friends - (TV)
05.Cinderalla Man - (TV)
06.American Beauty - (TV)
07.Risky Business -  (TV)
08.A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints (TV)
09.Tropic Thunder -  (Cinema)
10.Sex and The City - (DVD)
11.Clear And Present Danger - (TV)

Film of the Month - American Beauty

October

01.Color of Money - (TV)
02.Pan's Labyrinth - (TV)
03.I Am Legend - (DVD)
04.Eagle Eye - (Cinema)
05.Failure To Launch - (TV)
06.Burn After Reading - (Cinema)
07.Quantum of Solace - (Cinema)
08.Hostel - (TV)
 

Film of the Month - Pan's Labyrinth

November

01.Cloverfield - (DVD)
02.Pride and Glory - (Cinema)
03.Deja Vu - (DVD)
04.Rescue Dawn - (DVD) 
05.Body of Lies - (Cinema)
 
Film of the Month - Cloverfield

December
 
01.Lakeview Terrace - (Cinema)
Madagascar: The Crate Express
Time Traveller's Wife
 
My Top Movies At The Cinema 2008
 
01.The Dark Knight -
02.No Country for Old Men -
03.Iron Man -   
04.Wall - E -  
05.Mamma Mia! -
06.Cloverfield -  
07.Hellboy II: The Golden Army -
08.Son Of Rambow -
09.Kung Fu Panda -

10.Eagle Eye -
11.Pride and Glory -
12.Burn After Reading -
13.Tropic Thunder -
14.Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull -
15.Gone Baby Gone -
16.Juno -
17.Lakeview Terrace -
18.Quantum of Solace -
19.Charlie Bartlett -
20.The Bucket List -
21.The Strangers -
22.27 Dresses -
23.RocknRolla -
24.Definitely, Maybe -
25.Street Kings -
26.Wanted -

27.The Incredible Hulk -
28.Body of Lies -
29.Hancock -
30.21 -
31.P.S. I Love You -  
32.10,000 BC -
33.Jumper -
34.Rambo -

35. Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian -
36. The Happening -

37.National Treasure: Book of Secrets  -
39.Fool's Gold -

40.Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor -
41.Never Back Down -


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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 13/12/2008 10:58:16 PM   
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5th Psycho ***** DVD
7th The Green Mile ***** TV

to add to my list and wrap up a rather good week


to add:
13th One Night In Mongkok ***** DVD

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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 15/12/2008 5:41:21 PM   
Bumfluff

 

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Joined: 30/9/2005
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Bumfluffs Cinema Diary 2008

January
13th Charlie Wilsons War 8/10
20th No Country for Old Men 8/10
24th Aliens vs Predator : Requiem 3/10
31st In the Valley of Elah 9/10

February
3rd Cloverfield 8/10
3rd Sweeney Todd 7/10
5th Before the Devil Knows You're Dead 6/10
15th There Will be Blood 8/10
17th Jumper 5/10
22nd National Treasure : Book of Secrets 6/10
26th W/\Z 6/10
28th Be Kind Rewind 5/10
29th Juno 9/10

March
2nd Untraceable 7/10
6th Rambo 7/10
7th The Other Boleyn Girl 6/10
9th Vantage Point 6/10
16th 10,000 BC 6/10
21st The Spiderwick Chronicles 7/10

April
10th Son of Rambow 9/10
14th 21 7/10
19th Speed Kings 8/10
19th Pathology 3/10

May
3rd In Bruges 8/10
3rd Iron Man 8/10
14th Speed Racer 6/10
22nd Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 8/10

June
14th Gone Baby, Gone 9/10
15th The Incredible Hulk 9/10
15th The Happening 4/10
22nd Teeth 5/10
24th The Escapist 9/10
28th The Chronicles of Narnia : Prince Caspian 6/10
28th Wanted 7/10

August
1st Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 8/10
3rd Hancock 7/10
6th The Mist 9/10
12th Journey to the Centre of the Earth 3-D 5/10
19th Wall-E 9/10
20th Donkey Punch 5/10
24th The Dark Knight 10/10

August
8th The X-Files : I Want to Believe 8/10
10th The Mummy : Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 5/10
15th Star Wars : The Clone Wars 7/10
28th Hellboy 2 : The Golden Army 7/10
31st Babylon A.D. 5/10

September
7th Rock'N'Rolla 8/10
14th Pineapple Express 6/10
24th Grease 7/10
28th Taken 5/10

October
19th Eagle Eye 9/10
30th Saw V 7/10

November
1st 007 Quantum of Solace 8/10
9th W. 6/10

December
3rd Changeling 9/10
6th Madagascar 2 6/10
7th Lakeview Terrace 7/10
14th The Day the Earth Stood Still 6/10

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Total Cinema Visits In 2008: 58
Total Cinema Visits In 2007: 70
Total Cinema Visits In 2006: 64
Total Cinema Visits In 2005: 71
Total Cinema Visits In 2004: 76
Total Cinema Visits In 2003: 63
Total Cinema Visits In 2002: 57

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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 23/12/2008 10:14:48 AM   
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JANUARY

CINEMA
 
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 4/5
Cloverfield 5/5
No Country For Old Men 4/5
Sweeny Todd 4/5

DVD/TV

42nd Street 5/5
Midnight Movies: From The Margin To The Mainstream 4/5 
The Importance Of Being Earnest 3/5
My Beautiful Laundrette 4/5
Le Bossu 4/5
The Tomb Of Ligeia 3/5
Body Double 3/5
The Shipping News 3/5
Harold And Kumar Get The Munchies 3/5
Thinner 2/5
Carla's Song 4/5
Flushed Away 4/5
Breakout 3/5
Brides Of Dracula 3/5
Battleship Potemkin 5/5
Tatie Danielle 4/5 
Fallen 3/5
The Phantom Of The Opera (1962) 4/5
Bob And Carol And Ted And Alice 3/5

FEBRUARY

CINEMA

Juno 4/5
The Bucket List 4/5
Rambo 2/5
Meet The Spartans 0/5
There Will Be Blood 5/5

DVD/TV

California Split 4/5
Man On The Moon 4/5
Paper Moon 4/5
The Break-Up 3/5 
Thank You For Smoking 3/5
The Abominable Snowman 3/5
Idiocracy 3/5
Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger 2/5 
The Lonely Guy 3/5
Norma Rae 4/5
Address Unknown 4/5
The Claim 2/5
Man Of The Year 3/5
The Good Shepherd 3/5
Porco Rosso 4/5
Harlem Nights 3/5
Little Black Book 1/5
Ringu 2 3/5
Hotel Rwanda 5/5
Grizzly Man 4/5 
The Dam Busters 4/5
The Running Man 3/5
Paths Of Glory 5/5
Babel 4/5 
Night Shift 4/5
Superstar 2/5
Ronin 3/5
Stranger Than Fiction 3/5
Varsity Blues 2/5
Slither 4/5
Magicians 3/5
The Pride And The Passion 3/5
The Barefoot Contessa 3/5
The Misfits 4/5
Secret Window 3/5
Running Scared (2006) 2/5
Jersey Girl 4/5
The Gingerbread Man 3/5 
Friends With Money 2/5
Kingdom Of Heaven 4/5
Agnes Of God 3/5
At Close Range 3/5
The Haunting (1962) 4/5
The Exorcism Of Emily Rose 4/5
The Skeleton Key 3/5
Dracula (1931) 5/5
 
MARCH
 
CINEMA
 
 Be Kind Rewind 3/5
 
DVD/TV

The Mothman Prophecies 4/5
The Gate 2/5 
So I Married An Axe Murderer 4/5
The Relic 2/5
Ring O: Birthday 4/5
AVP: Alien Vs Predator 2/5
Creature From The Black Lagoon 3/5
The Machinist 4/5
Chicago 4/5 
Layer Cake 4/5
Hollywoodland 4/5
Les Vacances de M.Hulot 5/5
Peeping Tom 5/5
The Andromeda Strain 4/5 
Win A Date With Tad Hamilton 3/5
Human Nature 3/5
Topaz 3/5
Henry And June 2/5 
Mean Streets 5/5
Cube 3/5
Euro Trip 2/5
Crash (2004) 5/5
The Entity 3/5
Run Lola Run 4/5
Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? 4/5
Chicken Little 3/5
Prime 3/5
The Kid (1921) 5/5
Fellini - Satyricon 1/5
Sonatine 3/5
The Aristocats 4/5 
The Black Cauldren 3/5
Pocahontas 3/5
Around The World In 80 Days (1956) 4/5
Apt Pupil 4/5
Angel Heart 4/5
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London 1/5
For Your Consideration 3/5
The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen 4/5
Home On The Range 3/5
101 Dalmations 5/5
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown 3/5
Lost In Yonkers 3/5
Cellular 3/5
What Women Want 3/5
Homicide 4/5
Sayonara 3/5
Big Bad Mamma 2/5
Rushmore 4/5
The Muppet Movie 4/5
Wimbledom 2/5
DOA: Dead Or Alive 3/5
Broadway Danny Rose 4/5
Jack And Sarah 4/5
Art School Confidential 3/5
Around The World In 80 Days 2/5
On The Beach 3/5
Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure 4/5
Pride And Prejudice (2005) 4/5
Land Of The Dead 4/5 
 
APRIL
 
CINEMA
 
Superhero Movie 1/5
The Bank Job 4/5
In Bruges 3/5
 
DVD/TV
 
Jackass: Number 2 4/5
The Great Muppet Caper 3/5
Tarzan (1999) 4/5
Oliver And Company 3/5
The Sword In The Stone 3/5
Before Night Falls 4/5
Darkness Falls 1/5
A Life Less Ordinary 3/5
Supergirl 2/5

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story 4/5 
Melody Time 3/5
The Emperor's New Groove 4/5
Treasure Planet 3/5
The Fox And The Hound 3/4
From Hell 3/5
Family Plot 3/5
Boudu Save From Drowning 4/5
The Haunting 1/5
The Scorpion King 2/5
Bamboozled 3/5
Torque 1/5
Passenger 57 3/5
Swordfish 3/5
Scary Movie 1/5 
Went The Day Well 4/5
Scary Movie 2 1/5
Scary Movie 3 3/5
Look Who's Talking 3/5
Look Who's Talking Too 2/5
Look Who's Talking Now 1/5
The Saint 3/5
Kiss Of The Dragon 4/5
Marked For Death 1/5
Bulletproof Monk 2/5
How Stella Got Her Groove Back 2/5
Affliction 4/5
Africa Screams 2/5

MAY

CINEMA

Iron Man 4/5
Forgetting Sarah Marshall 4/5
Speed Racer 2/5
Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skulls 4/5

DVD/TV 

Raiders Of The Lost Ark 5/5
Agency 2/5
Airheads 3/5
After The Sunset 3/5
The Alamo 4/5
Accidental Hero 4/5
The Accidental Spy 2/5 
The Actors 3/5
Aeon Flux 1/5
The Affair Of The Necklace 2/5
Abraham Lincoln 4/5
Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade 4/5
The Absent-Minded Professor 3/5
Above The Rim 3/5
Abouna 4/5
Where The Truth Lies 4/5
Romance And Cigarettes 3/5
U-571 3/5 
Son Of Flubber 3/5 

JUNE
 
CINEMA
 
The Incredible Hulk 3/5
Wanted 3/5
 
DVD/TV
 
Ali 4/5
Alligator 4/5
Alligator II: The Mutation 1/5
Anaconda 2/5
The Animal 1/5
Animal Factory 3/5
Three Days Of The Condor 4/5
Garfield - The Movie 1/5
Mission Without Permission 2/5
This Is England 5/5
Fathom 2/5
Bandolero 3/5
Tadpole 3/5
Mortal Thoughts 3/5
Our House 3/5
Brother 3/5
Breaker Morant 4/5
Mad Dog And Glory 3/5
The Assassination Of Richard Nixon 4/5
Evan Almight 1/5


JULY
 
CINEMA
 
Wall-E 5/5
Mamma Mia! 4/5
Journey To The Centre of The Earth 3D 3/5

 
DVD/TV
 
Anywhere But Here 3/5
The Woodsman 4/5
Attack Of The 50ft Woman (1993) 2/5
Best Laid Plans 3/5 
Elektra 2/5
Freddie Vs Jason 2/5
eXistenZ 4/5
Freaky Friday 3/5
Jackass: The Movie 5/5
The Bad News Bears 4/5
Black & White 3/5
Birthday Girl 2/5
The Mod Squad 2/5
XXX: The Next Level 1/5 

AUGUST
 
CINEMA
 
Kung Fu Panda 4/5
The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian 3/5
Son Of Rambow 4/5
What Happens In Vegas 2/5
Swing Vote 3/5
Tropic Thunder 5/5
Death Race 3/5
The House Bunny 3/5


DVD/TV
 
Gone Baby Gone 4/5
Fletch 4/5
Meatballs 3/5
Missing (1982) 5/5
High Fidelity 4/5
Diamonds Are Forever 3/5
Cannonball! 2/5
Venus 4/5
The Bridge To Terabithia 4/5
Blades of Glory 4/5
After Hours 4/5
Night Creatures 3/5
Grindhouse 4/5
Help! 4/5
Dan In Real Life 3/5
Double Take 2/5
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 2/5
Casino Royale 5/5

SEPTEMBER 

CINEMA
 
The Happening 2/5
The Forbidden Kingdom 3/5
Mrs Pettigrew Lives For A Day 3/5
The Dark Knight 5/5
Pineapple Express 4/5
Righteous Kill 2/5
 
 
DVD/TV
 
Rush Hour 3 2/5
Gunfight At The OK Corrall 4/5
Arlington Road 4/5
Semi-Pro 2/5
Vacancy 3/5
North Country 4/5
3.10 To Yuma 3/5
Bringing Out The Dead 3/5
The Falcon And The Snowman 4/5 
My Darling Clementine 5/5
The Weather Man 3/5
Angela's Ashes 4/5
Blood And Sand (1922) 3/5
Sixteen Candles 3/5
Anna And The King 3/5
Factotum 3/5
Behind The Sun 4/5 
The Final Countdown 3/5
Epic Movie 1/5
Birth 3/5
Music And Lyrics 3/5
Kes 5/5
The Nutty Professor 4/5 
Black Snake Moan 3/5
Factory Girl 3/5
Sailor Beware! 2/5
A Kid For Two Farthings 4/5
Finding Neverland 4/5
I Want Candy 3/5
Death Race 2000 4/5 
The Guinea Pig 3/5
Mystery, Alaska 3/5
Cool Hand Luke 5/5
Away From Her 4/5 


OCTOBER
 
CINEMA
 
Death Race (2nd Viewing) 3/5
Burn After Reading 4/5
Quantum Of Solace 4/5
 
DVD/TV
 
No Way Out 4/5
Deja Vu 4/5
Fast Times At Ridgemont High 3/5
Some Kind Of Wonderful 4/5 
Steptoe And Son Ride Again 2/5
The Sorcerers 2/5
Look Back In Anger 4/5
Heaven Can Wait 5/5
Girls! Girls! Girls! 2/5
Corridors Of Blood 3/5 
Hot Shots Part Deux 4/5
Jane Austen's Mafia! 2/5
The Counterfeiters 5/5 
The Driver 4/5
Dr No 4/5
The School For Scoundrels 2/5
The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas 3/5
From Russia With Love 5/5
Goldfinger 5/5
Thunderball 4/5
You Only Live Twice 4/5
On Her Majesty's Secret Service 3/5
Diamonds Are Forever 4/5
Live And Let Die 3/5
The World Is Not Enough 3/5
Casino Royale 5/5
Die Another Day 2/5 

NOVEMBER
 
CINEMA
 
 Changeling 5/5
 
DVD/TV
 
The Long Memory 4/5
Kenny 4/5
Shortland Tales 2/5
Click 2/5
Porridge 4/5
Singin' In The Rain 5/5 
Reign Over Me 4/5
Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea 3/5
The Brave One 2/5
The Man Who Knew Too Much 5/5
Wait Until Dark 3/5
Eastern Promises 3/5
The Evil Of Frankenstein 3/5
Dead Silence 1/5
The Ninth Gate 2/5
The Grissom Gang 1/5
August Rush 4/5
The Fountain 3/5
Balls Of Fury 3/5

DECEMBER

CINEMA
 
The Day The Earth Stood Still 2/5
 
DVD/TV

Smokey And The Bandit 4/5
The Three Musketeers 5/5
Coneheads 2/5
Wild Hogs 2/5
The Muse 3/5
The Four Musketeers 4/5
The Tango Lesson 3/5
Mamma Mia! 4/5
Saturday Night And Sunday Morning 4/5
School For Scoundrels 4/5
Scrooge 5/5
Rouge Trader 2/5

Road To Bali 4/5
The Cheap Detective 3/5
La Antena 5/5



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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 25/12/2008 9:04:14 AM   
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Bumfluffs Cinema Diary 2008

January
13th Charlie Wilsons War 8/10
20th No Country for Old Men 8/10
24th Aliens vs Predator : Requiem 3/10
31st In the Valley of Elah 9/10

February
3rd Cloverfield 8/10
3rd Sweeney Todd 7/10
5th Before the Devil Knows You're Dead 6/10
15th There Will be Blood 8/10
17th Jumper 5/10
22nd National Treasure : Book of Secrets 6/10
26th W/\Z 6/10
28th Be Kind Rewind 5/10
29th Juno 9/10

March
2nd Untraceable 7/10
6th Rambo 7/10
7th The Other Boleyn Girl 6/10
9th Vantage Point 6/10
16th 10,000 BC 6/10
21st The Spiderwick Chronicles 7/10

April
10th Son of Rambow 9/10
14th 21 7/10
19th Speed Kings 8/10
19th Pathology 3/10

May
3rd In Bruges 8/10
3rd Iron Man 8/10
14th Speed Racer 6/10
22nd Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 8/10

June
14th Gone Baby, Gone 9/10
15th The Incredible Hulk 9/10
15th The Happening 4/10
22nd Teeth 5/10
24th The Escapist 9/10
28th The Chronicles of Narnia : Prince Caspian 6/10
28th Wanted 7/10

August
1st Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 8/10
3rd Hancock 7/10
6th The Mist 9/10
12th Journey to the Centre of the Earth 3-D 5/10
19th Wall-E 9/10
20th Donkey Punch 5/10
24th The Dark Knight 10/10

August
8th The X-Files : I Want to Believe 8/10
10th The Mummy : Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 5/10
15th Star Wars : The Clone Wars 7/10
28th Hellboy 2 : The Golden Army 7/10
31st Babylon A.D. 5/10

September
7th Rock'N'Rolla 8/10
14th Pineapple Express 6/10
24th Grease 7/10
28th Taken 5/10

October
19th Eagle Eye 9/10
30th Saw V 7/10

November
1st 007 Quantum of Solace 8/10
9th W. 6/10

December
3rd Changeling 9/10
6th Madagascar 2 6/10
7th Lakeview Terrace 7/10
14th The Day the Earth Stood Still 6/10
21st Twilight 6/10

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Total Cinema Visits In 2008: 59
Total Cinema Visits In 2007: 70
Total Cinema Visits In 2006: 64
Total Cinema Visits In 2005: 71
Total Cinema Visits In 2004: 76
Total Cinema Visits In 2003: 63
Total Cinema Visits In 2002: 57

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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 25/12/2008 9:41:25 AM   
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My Cinema Diary: 2008

 
January 

Saturday January 5th (Manchester Printworks- Odeon)
12: 30- 14:20
Balls of Fury (12A)


Saturday Jan 12th (Manchester AMC Cinemas)
12:15- 14:15
Dan in Real Life (PG)

Saturday Jan 12th (Manchester AMC Cinemas)
14:45- 16:45
Charlie Wilson's War (15)

Saturday January 19th (Manchester Printworks- Odeon)
11:45- 13:40
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (15)

Saturday January 19th (Manchester Printworks- Odeon)
15:00- 17:15
No Country for Old Men (15)

Saturday January 26th (Odeon Trafford Centre)
15:10- 17:30
Sweeney Todd (18)

Film of the Month: Sweeney Todd (18)
 

February 

Saturday February 2nd (Empire Cinemas Wigan)
11:45- 13:30
Cloverfield (15)

Thursday February 7th (Cineworld St Helens)
20:30- 22:50
No Country for Old Men (15)

Saturday February 9th (Manchester Odeon Printworks)
13:40- 15:35
Juno (12A)

Tuesday February 12th (Empire Cinemas Wigan)
20:00- 22:20
National Treasure II: Book of Secrets (PG)

Thursday February 14th (Manchester Printworks Odeon)
15:00- 16:50
Jumper (12A)

Saturday February 16th (Manchester Printworks Odeon)
13:00- 16:00
There Will be Blood (15)

Saturday February 23rd (Cineworld St Helens)
11:40- 13:50
Be Kind Rewind (12A)



Film of the Month: There Will be Blood (15)
 

March

Saturday March 1st (Manchester Odeon IMAX Printworks)
12:00- 13:35
U2 3D (U)
 
Tuesday March 4th (Empire Cinemas Wigan)
20:50- 22:45
Semi Pro (15)
 
Saturday March 8th (Cineworld St Helens)
12:30- 14:20
Diary of the Dead (18)
 
Tuesday March 11th (Empire Cinemas Wigan)
20:40- 22:35
Vantage Point (12A)
 
Saturday March 15th (Odeon Printworks Manchester)
11:00- 12:40
Dr Seuss's Horton Hears a Who (U)
 
Saturday March 15th (Odeon Printworks Manchester)
14:30- 16:30
10, 000 BC (12A)
 
Wednesday March 19th (Odeon Printworks Manchester)
19:30- 22:30
Total Film Red Carpet Preview (18)
 
Saturday March 22nd (Odeon Printworks Manchester IMAX)
15:10- 16:00
The Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)
 
Monday March 24th (Odeon Warrington)
18:00- 19:40
Dr Seuss's Horton Hears a Who (U)
 
Saturday March 29th (Odeon Printworks Manchester)
12:15- 15:45
Grindhouse (18)

Film of the Month: Grindhouse (18)


April 

Tuesday April 1st (Empire Cinemas Wigan)
20:15- 22:20
Drillbit Taylor (12A)
 
Saturday April 5th (Cineworld Dundee)
13:30- 15:40
Son of Rambow (12A)

Saturday April 12th (Empire Cinemas Wigan)
12:30- 14:55
21 (12A)
 
Tuesday April 15th (Cineworld St Helens)
20:30- 22:50
Shine a Light (12A)
 
Saturday April 19th (Cineworld St Helens)
11:20- 13:30
Street Kings (15)
 
Saturday April 19th (Cineworld St Helens)
13:55- 16:05
In Bruges (18)
 
Tuesday April 22nd (Empire Cinemas Wigan)
20:30- 22:45
Fool's Gold (12A)
 
Saturday April 26th (Cineworld St Helens)
13:40- 15:45
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (15)

Film of the Month: Son of Rambow (12A)
 

May

Tuesday May 6th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:15- 22:35
Iron Man (12A)
 
Saturday May 10th- Odeon Printworks
10:30- 13:00
Speed Racer (PG)
 
Saturday May 10th- Odeon Printworks
14:15- 16:20
Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? (12A)
 
Saturday May 17th- Cineworld St Helens
11:00- 12:50
Charlie Bartlett (15)
 
Saturday May 17th- Cineworld St Helens
13:50- 16:00
Doomsday (18)
 
Friday May 23rd- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:15- 22:35
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (12A)

Film of the Month: Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? (12A)


June 

Sunday June 1st- Empire Cinemas Wigan
21:15- 23:15
Harold and Kumar: Escape from Guantanamo Bay (18)
 
Saturday June 7th- Cineworld St Helens
13:20- 15:40
Gone Baby Gone (15)
 
Tuesday June 17th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:10- 22:30
The Incredible Hulk (12A)
 
Saturday June 21st- Cineworld St Helens
18:25- 20:20
The Happening (15)
 
Monday June 23rd- Odeon Trafford Centre
13:10- 14:30
Superhero Movie (12A)
 
Saturday June 28th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
13:25- 16:10
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (PG)

Film of the Month: Gone Baby Gone (15)
 

July 

Tuesday July 1st- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:10- 22:20
Wanted (18)
 
Saturday July 5th- Odeon Printworks IMAX
12:55- 14:30
Kung Fu Panda: The IMAX Experience (PG)
 
Saturday July 12th- AMC Manchester
13:25- 15:30
The Mist (15)
 
Tuesday July 15th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:20- 22:10
Hancock (12A)

Saturday July 19th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
11:30- 13:40
Wall-E (U)
 
Wednesday July 23rd- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:15- 22:25
Wall-E (U)
 
Saturday July 26th- Manchester Odeon Printworks IMAX
12:00- 14:40
The Dark Knight (12A)
 
Tuesday July 29th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:00- 22:50
The Dark Knight (12A)


Film of the Month: The Dark Knight IMAX (12A)


August 

Saturday August 9th- Cineworld St Helens
19:35- 21:30
X-Files: I Want to Believe (15)
 
Tuesday August 12th- Cineworld St Helens
20:45- 22:55
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (12A)

Saturday August 16th- Odeon IMAX Manchester
12:00- 14:40
The Dark Knight IMAX (12A)

Tuesday August 19th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:00- 22:45
The Dark Knight (12A)
 
Wednesday August 20th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:15- 22:25
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (12A)
 
Saturday August 23rd- Cineworld St Helens
13:20- 15:40
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (12A)
 
Tuesday August 26th- Cineworld St Helens
21:00- 23:00
Get Smart (12A)

Film of the Month: Hellboy II (12A)


September 

Wednesday September 3rd- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:20- 22:20
Step Brothers (15)
 
Saturday September 6th- Manchester Odeon Printworks
11:45- 14:00
Rock n Rolla (15)
 
Saturday September 6th- Manchester Odeon Printworks
15:00- 17:00
The Wackness (15)
 
Monday September 8th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
19:00- 21:00
Pineapple Express (15)

Saturday September 20th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
11:10- 13:20
Tropic Thunder (15)
 
Saturday September 27th- Cineworld St Helens
11:00- 13:00
Righteous Kill (15)
 
Saturday September 27th- Cineworld St Helens
13:50- 16:00
Death Race (15)
 
Tuesday September 30th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:45- 22:35
Taken (15)

Film of the Month: The Wackness (15)
 

October 
 
Saturday October 4th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
12:45- 14:55
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (15)
 
Saturday October 11th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
12:00- 13:40
Igor (PG)
 
Tuesday October 14th- Cineworld St Helens
20:40- 22:40
City of Ember (PG)
 
Saturday October 18th- Manchester IMAX Printworks Odeon
11:30- 13:30
Eagle Eye IMAX (12A)
 
Tuesday October 21st- Cineworld St Helens
20:45- 22:45
Burn after Reading (15)
 
Saturday October 25th- Cineworld St Helens
11:30- 13:30
Ghost Town (12A)

Film of the Month: Ghost Town (12A)


November 

Tuesday November 4th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:30- 22:35
Quantum of Solace (12A)
 
Wednesday November 12th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:30- 22:35
Quantum of Solace (12A)
 
Saturday November 15th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
12:45- 14:45
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (18)

Wednesday November 19th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:50- 22:50
Max Payne (15)
 
Saturday November 22nd- Odeon Trafford Centre
14:30- 17:00
Body of Lies (15)

Saturday November 29th- Odeon Printworks IMAX
13:00- 14:30
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa IMAX (PG)

Film of the Month:  Body of Lies (15)
 

December 

Tuesday December 2nd: Cineworld St Helens
20:40- 22:40
What Just Happened? (15)

Saturday December 6th- Odeon Printworks Manchester
13:30- 15:30
The Transporter III (15)

Saturday December 13th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
12:30- 14:30
The Day the Earth Stood Still (12A)

Friday December 19th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:15- 22:15
Inkheart (PG)

Saturday December 20th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
11:45- 13:45
Yes Man (12A)

Film of the Month: Yes Man (12A)



Film of the Year: The Dark Knight (12A)


Rating System featuring Comparisons to 2007:
 
- Utterly Magnificent Moviemaking (ala The Assassination of Jesse James)
- Fantastic, yet not Perfect (ala Transformers)
- A great piece of lite entertainment (ala The Heartbreak Kid)
- A decent piece of entertainment, with major flaws (ala Resident Evil: Extinction)
- A dodgy piece of cinema that has some merits (ala Next)
- Utter garbage, that should be burned (ala Hannibal Rising)
 
Total Number of Movies Seen: 62
Target Number of Movies Seen: 80+
Below Target!

Total Number of Visits: 68

Target Number of Visits: 90+
Below Target!

Top 15 of the Year! 

15) Yes Man (12A)
14) Hellboy II: The Golden Army (12A)
13) Quantum of Solace (12A)
12) Body of Lies (15)
11) Gone Baby Gone (15)
10) No Country for Old Men (15)
9) Walk Hard (15)
8) In Bruges (18)
7) Sweeney Todd (18)
6) Grindhouse (18)
5) The Mist (15)
4) Son of Rambow (12A)
3) There Will be Blood (15)
2) Wall-E (U)
1) The Dark Knight (12A)

Best Comedy: Walk Hard (15)
Best Action: The Dark Knight (12A)
Best Drama: The Dark Knight (12A)
Best Horror: The Dark Knight (12A)
Best Sci-Fi: Wall-E (U)
Best Sequel: The Dark Knight (12A)

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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 27/12/2008 10:09:02 AM   
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Joined: 9/12/2005
My Cinema Diary 2008  
 
Ratings:
 
 - Poor
 
 - Average
 
 - Good
 
 - Excellent
 
 - Classic
 
January

1.Zodiac - (DVD)
2.Fargo - (TV)
3.Kill Bill Vol 2 - (TV)
4.Million Dollar Baby - (TV)
5.Tigerland -  (TV)
6.Ladder 49 -  (TV)
7.Constantine -  (TV)
8.The Life of David Gale -  (TV)
9.Mercury Rising - (TV)
10.The Phantom of The Opera - (TV)
11.P.S. I Love You -  (Cinema)
12.O, Brother where art thou? - (TV)
13.Man who wasn't there - (TV)
14.The Three Burials of Melaquidas Estrada - (DVD)
15.No Country for Old Men -(Cinema)
16.Friday Night Lights - (DVD)
17.The Negotiator - (TV)
18.Insomnia - (DVD)
19.Matchpoint - (TV)
20.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - (TV)
21.Eraser - (TV)
22.Rules of Engagement - (DVD)
23.Monster House - (DVD)
24.The Running Man - (TV)
 
Film of the Month - No Country For Old Men

February
 
01.The Abyss - (TV)
02.Cloverfield (2008) -  (Cinema)
03.The Last Of The Mohicans (1992) - (TV) 
04.Ned Kelly (2003) -  (TV)
05.Go (1999) -  (TV)
06.Almost Famous (2000) -(TV)
07.National Treasure: Book of Secrets  - (Cinema)
08.Juno - (Cinema)
09.Aliens Extended Edition - (DVD)
10.Alien(1979) Extended Edition - (DVD)
11.Total Recall - (TV)
12.The Bucket List - (Cinema)

13.The French Connection - (TV)
14.American Psycho - (TV)
15.Kingdom of Heaven - (TV)
16.Battle Royale - (TV)
17.Mean Streets - (TV)
18.Jumper - (Cinema)
19.Rambo - (Cinema)
20.John Q - (TV)
 
Film of the Month - Cloverfield

March
 
01.Definitely, Maybe - (Cinema)
02.10,000 BC - (Cinema)
03.Superman Returns - (DVD)
04.Aliens III - (TV)
05.Apocalypto - (DVD)
06.Pride and Prejudice - (TV)
07.Letters From Iwo Jima - (DVD) 
08.27 Dresses - (Cinema)
09.The English Patient - (TV)
 
Film of the Month - Letters from Iwo Jima

April

01.Never Back Down - (Cinema)
02.Bourne Ultimatum - (DVD)
03.Terminator 2: Judgement Day - (TV)
04.300 - (DVD)
05.Sahara - (TV)
06.21 - (Cinema)
07.Flags of Our Fathers -(DVD)
08. Son Of Rambow - (Cinema)
09.Rambo:First Blood - (DVD)
10.Predator - (DVD)
11.Fool's Gold - (Cinema)
12.The Aviator - (TV)
13.Blood Diamond - (DVD)
14. V for Vendetta - (DVD)
15.Midnight Run - (TV)
16.Street Kings - (Cinema)
17.Solaris - (TV)
18.Downfall - (TV)
19.Little Miss Sunshine - (DVD)

Film of the Month - The Aviator

May
 
01. Iron Man -  (Cinema)
02. Angel Heart - (TV)
03.Charlie Bartlett - (Cinema)
04.Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - (Cinema)
05.Crash - (TV)
 
Film of the Month - The Iron Man
 

June
 
01. Gone Baby Gone - (Cinema)
02. Three Days of The Condor - (TV)
03. The Happening - (Cinema)
04. Elizabethtown - (TV)
05. The Incredible Hulk - (Cinema)

06. Wanted - (Cinema)
07. Guilty by Suspicion - (TV)
08. Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - (Cinema) 

 
Film of the Month - Gone Baby Gone
 
July
 
01.Tears of the Sun - (DVD)
02.Spiderman III - (DVD)
03.Hancock - (Cinema)
04.Enemy of The State -(TV)
05.The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford - (DVD) 
06.Bullitt - (TV) 
07.Bat 21 - (TV)
08.Kung Fu Panda - (Cinema)
09.Blade Runner (Directors Cut) - (DVD)   
10.Mamma Mia! - (Cinema)
11.Vertigo - (TV)
12.North by Northwest - (DVD)
13.Pirates of The Caribbean: At World's End - (DVD)
14.Papillon - (TV)
15.Wall - E - (Cinema)
16.The Sand Pebbles - (TV)
17.The Dark Knight - (Cinema)

18.The Thomas Crown Affair - (TV)
 
Film of the Month - The Dark Knight
 
August
 
01.Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor - (Cinema)
02.Chaplin - (TV)
03.Ratatouille - (DVD)
04.Star Wars: The Clone Wars - (Cinema)
05.Hellboy - (TV)
06.Hellboy II: The Golden Army - (Cinema)
07.The Great Escape - (TV)
08.Good,Morning Vietnam! - (TV)
09.The Towering Inferno - (TV)
10.There Will Be Blood - (DVD)
11.Half Nelson - (TV)
12.Miami Vice - (DVD)
 
Film of the Month - The Dark Knight

September

01.The Strangers - (Cinema)
02.Aliens III (Extended Version) - (DVD)
03.RocknRolla - (Cinema)
04.Just Friends - (TV)
05.Cinderalla Man - (TV)
06.American Beauty - (TV)
07.Risky Business -  (TV)
08.A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints (TV)
09.Tropic Thunder -  (Cinema)
10.Sex and The City - (DVD)
11.Clear And Present Danger - (TV)

Film of the Month - American Beauty

October

01.Color of Money - (TV)
02.Pan's Labyrinth - (TV)
03.I Am Legend - (DVD)
04.Eagle Eye - (Cinema)
05.Failure To Launch - (TV)
06.Burn After Reading - (Cinema)
07.Quantum of Solace - (Cinema)
08.Hostel - (TV)
 

Film of the Month - Pan's Labyrinth

November

01.Cloverfield - (DVD)
02.Pride and Glory - (Cinema)
03.Deja Vu - (DVD)
04.Rescue Dawn - (DVD) 

December

 
01.Madagascar Escape 2 Africa -  (Cinema)
02.Hidden - (TV)
03.Australia - (Cinema)

My Top Movies At The Cinema 2008
 
01.The Dark Knight -
02.No Country for Old Men -
03.Iron Man -   
04.Wall - E -  
05.Mamma Mia! -
06.Australia -
07.Cloverfield -  
08.Hellboy II: The Golden Army -
09.Son Of Rambow -
10.Kung Fu Panda -

11.Eagle Eye -
12.Pride and Glory -
13.Burn After Reading -
14.Tropic Thunder -
15.Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull -
16.Gone Baby Gone -
17.Juno -
18.Quantum of Solace -
19.Charlie Bartlett -
20.The Bucket List -
21.The Strangers -
22.27 Dresses -
23.RocknRolla -
24.Definitely, Maybe -
25.Street Kings -
26.Wanted -

27.The Incredible Hulk -
28.Madagascar Escape 2 Africa -
29.Hancock -
29.21 -
30.P.S. I Love You -  
31.10,000 BC -
32.Jumper -
33.Rambo -

34. Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian -
35. The Happening -

36.National Treasure: Book of Secrets  -
37.Fool's Gold -

38.Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor -
39.Never Back Down -


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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 29/12/2008 4:26:28 PM   
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JANUARY

CINEMA
 
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 4/5
Cloverfield 5/5
No Country For Old Men 4/5
Sweeny Todd 4/5

DVD/TV

42nd Street 5/5
Midnight Movies: From The Margin To The Mainstream 4/5 
The Importance Of Being Earnest 3/5
My Beautiful Laundrette 4/5
Le Bossu 4/5
The Tomb Of Ligeia 3/5
Body Double 3/5
The Shipping News 3/5
Harold And Kumar Get The Munchies 3/5
Thinner 2/5
Carla's Song 4/5
Flushed Away 4/5
Breakout 3/5
Brides Of Dracula 3/5
Battleship Potemkin 5/5
Tatie Danielle 4/5 
Fallen 3/5
The Phantom Of The Opera (1962) 4/5
Bob And Carol And Ted And Alice 3/5

FEBRUARY

CINEMA

Juno 4/5
The Bucket List 4/5
Rambo 2/5
Meet The Spartans 0/5
There Will Be Blood 5/5

DVD/TV

California Split 4/5
Man On The Moon 4/5
Paper Moon 4/5
The Break-Up 3/5 
Thank You For Smoking 3/5
The Abominable Snowman 3/5
Idiocracy 3/5
Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger 2/5 
The Lonely Guy 3/5
Norma Rae 4/5
Address Unknown 4/5
The Claim 2/5
Man Of The Year 3/5
The Good Shepherd 3/5
Porco Rosso 4/5
Harlem Nights 3/5
Little Black Book 1/5
Ringu 2 3/5
Hotel Rwanda 5/5
Grizzly Man 4/5 
The Dam Busters 4/5
The Running Man 3/5
Paths Of Glory 5/5
Babel 4/5 
Night Shift 4/5
Superstar 2/5
Ronin 3/5
Stranger Than Fiction 3/5
Varsity Blues 2/5
Slither 4/5
Magicians 3/5
The Pride And The Passion 3/5
The Barefoot Contessa 3/5
The Misfits 4/5
Secret Window 3/5
Running Scared (2006) 2/5
Jersey Girl 4/5
The Gingerbread Man 3/5 
Friends With Money 2/5
Kingdom Of Heaven 4/5
Agnes Of God 3/5
At Close Range 3/5
The Haunting (1962) 4/5
The Exorcism Of Emily Rose 4/5
The Skeleton Key 3/5
Dracula (1931) 5/5
 
MARCH
 
CINEMA
 
 Be Kind Rewind 3/5
 
DVD/TV

The Mothman Prophecies 4/5
The Gate 2/5 
So I Married An Axe Murderer 4/5
The Relic 2/5
Ring O: Birthday 4/5
AVP: Alien Vs Predator 2/5
Creature From The Black Lagoon 3/5
The Machinist 4/5
Chicago 4/5 
Layer Cake 4/5
Hollywoodland 4/5
Les Vacances de M.Hulot 5/5
Peeping Tom 5/5
The Andromeda Strain 4/5 
Win A Date With Tad Hamilton 3/5
Human Nature 3/5
Topaz 3/5
Henry And June 2/5 
Mean Streets 5/5
Cube 3/5
Euro Trip 2/5
Crash (2004) 5/5
The Entity 3/5
Run Lola Run 4/5
Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? 4/5
Chicken Little 3/5
Prime 3/5
The Kid (1921) 5/5
Fellini - Satyricon 1/5
Sonatine 3/5
The Aristocats 4/5 
The Black Cauldren 3/5
Pocahontas 3/5
Around The World In 80 Days (1956) 4/5
Apt Pupil 4/5
Angel Heart 4/5
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London 1/5
For Your Consideration 3/5
The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen 4/5
Home On The Range 3/5
101 Dalmations 5/5
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown 3/5
Lost In Yonkers 3/5
Cellular 3/5
What Women Want 3/5
Homicide 4/5
Sayonara 3/5
Big Bad Mamma 2/5
Rushmore 4/5
The Muppet Movie 4/5
Wimbledom 2/5
DOA: Dead Or Alive 3/5
Broadway Danny Rose 4/5
Jack And Sarah 4/5
Art School Confidential 3/5
Around The World In 80 Days 2/5
On The Beach 3/5
Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure 4/5
Pride And Prejudice (2005) 4/5
Land Of The Dead 4/5 
 
APRIL
 
CINEMA
 
Superhero Movie 1/5
The Bank Job 4/5
In Bruges 3/5
 
DVD/TV
 
Jackass: Number 2 4/5
The Great Muppet Caper 3/5
Tarzan (1999) 4/5
Oliver And Company 3/5
The Sword In The Stone 3/5
Before Night Falls 4/5
Darkness Falls 1/5
A Life Less Ordinary 3/5
Supergirl 2/5

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story 4/5 
Melody Time 3/5
The Emperor's New Groove 4/5
Treasure Planet 3/5
The Fox And The Hound 3/4
From Hell 3/5
Family Plot 3/5
Boudu Save From Drowning 4/5
The Haunting 1/5
The Scorpion King 2/5
Bamboozled 3/5
Torque 1/5
Passenger 57 3/5
Swordfish 3/5
Scary Movie 1/5 
Went The Day Well 4/5
Scary Movie 2 1/5
Scary Movie 3 3/5
Look Who's Talking 3/5
Look Who's Talking Too 2/5
Look Who's Talking Now 1/5
The Saint 3/5
Kiss Of The Dragon 4/5
Marked For Death 1/5
Bulletproof Monk 2/5
How Stella Got Her Groove Back 2/5
Affliction 4/5
Africa Screams 2/5

MAY

CINEMA

Iron Man 4/5
Forgetting Sarah Marshall 4/5
Speed Racer 2/5
Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skulls 4/5

DVD/TV 

Raiders Of The Lost Ark 5/5
Agency 2/5
Airheads 3/5
After The Sunset 3/5
The Alamo 4/5
Accidental Hero 4/5
The Accidental Spy 2/5 
The Actors 3/5
Aeon Flux 1/5
The Affair Of The Necklace 2/5
Abraham Lincoln 4/5
Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade 4/5
The Absent-Minded Professor 3/5
Above The Rim 3/5
Abouna 4/5
Where The Truth Lies 4/5
Romance And Cigarettes 3/5
U-571 3/5 
Son Of Flubber 3/5 

JUNE
 
CINEMA
 
The Incredible Hulk 3/5
Wanted 3/5
 
DVD/TV
 
Ali 4/5
Alligator 4/5
Alligator II: The Mutation 1/5
Anaconda 2/5
The Animal 1/5
Animal Factory 3/5
Three Days Of The Condor 4/5
Garfield - The Movie 1/5
Mission Without Permission 2/5
This Is England 5/5
Fathom 2/5
Bandolero 3/5
Tadpole 3/5
Mortal Thoughts 3/5
Our House 3/5
Brother 3/5
Breaker Morant 4/5
Mad Dog And Glory 3/5
The Assassination Of Richard Nixon 4/5
Evan Almight 1/5


JULY
 
CINEMA
 
Wall-E 5/5
Mamma Mia! 4/5
Journey To The Centre of The Earth 3D 3/5

 
DVD/TV
 
Anywhere But Here 3/5
The Woodsman 4/5
Attack Of The 50ft Woman (1993) 2/5
Best Laid Plans 3/5 
Elektra 2/5
Freddie Vs Jason 2/5
eXistenZ 4/5
Freaky Friday 3/5
Jackass: The Movie 5/5
The Bad News Bears 4/5
Black & White 3/5
Birthday Girl 2/5
The Mod Squad 2/5
XXX: The Next Level 1/5 

AUGUST
 
CINEMA
 
Kung Fu Panda 4/5
The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian 3/5
Son Of Rambow 4/5
What Happens In Vegas 2/5
Swing Vote 3/5
Tropic Thunder 5/5
Death Race 3/5
The House Bunny 3/5


DVD/TV
 
Gone Baby Gone 4/5
Fletch 4/5
Meatballs 3/5
Missing (1982) 5/5
High Fidelity 4/5
Diamonds Are Forever 3/5
Cannonball! 2/5
Venus 4/5
The Bridge To Terabithia 4/5
Blades of Glory 4/5
After Hours 4/5
Night Creatures 3/5
Grindhouse 4/5
Help! 4/5
Dan In Real Life 3/5
Double Take 2/5
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 2/5
Casino Royale 5/5

SEPTEMBER 

CINEMA
 
The Happening 2/5
The Forbidden Kingdom 3/5
Mrs Pettigrew Lives For A Day 3/5
The Dark Knight 5/5
Pineapple Express 4/5
Righteous Kill 2/5
 
 
DVD/TV
 
Rush Hour 3 2/5
Gunfight At The OK Corrall 4/5
Arlington Road 4/5
Semi-Pro 2/5
Vacancy 3/5
North Country 4/5
3.10 To Yuma 3/5
Bringing Out The Dead 3/5
The Falcon And The Snowman 4/5 
My Darling Clementine 5/5
The Weather Man 3/5
Angela's Ashes 4/5
Blood And Sand (1922) 3/5
Sixteen Candles 3/5
Anna And The King 3/5
Factotum 3/5
Behind The Sun 4/5 
The Final Countdown 3/5
Epic Movie 1/5
Birth 3/5
Music And Lyrics 3/5
Kes 5/5
The Nutty Professor 4/5 
Black Snake Moan 3/5
Factory Girl 3/5
Sailor Beware! 2/5
A Kid For Two Farthings 4/5
Finding Neverland 4/5
I Want Candy 3/5
Death Race 2000 4/5 
The Guinea Pig 3/5
Mystery, Alaska 3/5
Cool Hand Luke 5/5
Away From Her 4/5 


OCTOBER
 
CINEMA
 
Death Race (2nd Viewing) 3/5
Burn After Reading 4/5
Quantum Of Solace 4/5
 
DVD/TV
 
No Way Out 4/5
Deja Vu 4/5
Fast Times At Ridgemont High 3/5
Some Kind Of Wonderful 4/5 
Steptoe And Son Ride Again 2/5
The Sorcerers 2/5
Look Back In Anger 4/5
Heaven Can Wait 5/5
Girls! Girls! Girls! 2/5
Corridors Of Blood 3/5 
Hot Shots Part Deux 4/5
Jane Austen's Mafia! 2/5
The Counterfeiters 5/5 
The Driver 4/5
Dr No 4/5
The School For Scoundrels 2/5
The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas 3/5
From Russia With Love 5/5
Goldfinger 5/5
Thunderball 4/5
You Only Live Twice 4/5
On Her Majesty's Secret Service 3/5
Diamonds Are Forever 4/5
Live And Let Die 3/5
The World Is Not Enough 3/5
Casino Royale 5/5
Die Another Day 2/5 

NOVEMBER
 
CINEMA
 
 Changeling 5/5
 
DVD/TV
 
The Long Memory 4/5
Kenny 4/5
Shortland Tales 2/5
Click 2/5
Porridge 4/5
Singin' In The Rain 5/5 
Reign Over Me 4/5
Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea 3/5
The Brave One 2/5
The Man Who Knew Too Much 5/5
Wait Until Dark 3/5
Eastern Promises 3/5
The Evil Of Frankenstein 3/5
Dead Silence 1/5
The Ninth Gate 2/5
The Grissom Gang 1/5
August Rush 4/5
The Fountain 3/5
Balls Of Fury 3/5

DECEMBER

CINEMA
 
The Day The Earth Stood Still 2/5
 
DVD/TV

Smokey And The Bandit 4/5
The Three Musketeers 5/5
Coneheads 2/5
Wild Hogs 2/5
The Muse 3/5
The Four Musketeers 4/5
The Tango Lesson 3/5
Mamma Mia! 4/5
Saturday Night And Sunday Morning 4/5
School For Scoundrels 4/5
Scrooge 5/5
Rouge Trader 2/5

Road To Bali 4/5
The Cheap Detective 3/5
La Antena 5/5

Shark Tale 3/5
Wallace And Gromit In The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit 4/5
A Chump At Oxford 3/5
Another Fine Mess 4/5
From Soup To Nuts 3/5
Rita, Sue And Bob Too 3/5



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Post #: 77
RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 30/12/2008 12:43:23 AM   
frankie


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Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Manchester


January
1st - #1 Love, Actually (Sky+) - Embarrassing start to the year. Really should've picked something cool. Rubbish, but watchable (just).
2nd - #2 The Railway Children (Sky+) - First time I saw it. Brilliant. A bit dated, but a lovely little film which i will watch again.
4th - #3 The Simpsons Movie (DVD) - I thought this was an amazing film to watch with an audience.  Especially the first half hour. It loses quite a bit of that on DVD, but i still think it's better than some critics said it was.
5th - #4 I Am Legend (Cinema) - I thought it was brilliant mostly. Agree with Empire about the dodgy CGI and the knockout performance from Sam the dog.
6th - #5 Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (DVD) - Always been my least favourite Indy film, but thought I'd give it another go after reading the Empire preview of the next one. It's good, but still, I think, over-rated.
20th - #6 There Will Be Blood (Download) - A fantastic film. In my opinion it's PTA's best. DDL is brilliant as usual, but Dwayne from Little Miss Sunshine gives him a run for his money.
22nd - #7 Walk Hard (Cinema) - Pretty poor. I think i laughed twice.
25th - #8 Spice World: The Movie (TV, BBC4) - Whilst it is really really awful and embarrassing, I just can't bring myself to hate it. Besides, my daughter wouldn't let me.
29th - #9 Sweeney Todd (Cinema) - I have a pet hate of throat slitting, but this movie was done in such a way that I wasn't bothered by it. Can't say as much for the woman in front of me though. A great film, i thought. Enjoyed it.
29th - #10 In The Valley Of Elah (Cinema) - A nice worthy film, a bit too long, but it kept me interested for most of it. Don't suppose I'll ever watch it again. TLJ was great as usual of course.

February
1st - #11 Cloverfield (Cinema) - Liked it. A lot. Felt a lot like one of those theme park simulator rides. But with a story. Didn't outstay it's welcome either.
1st - #12 Hairspray (2007) (DVD) - Wasn't really fussed about seeing this, but i thought it was fun and easy watching. Almost fell asleep twice though.
2nd - #13 Juno (Cinema) - Rowdy audience who wouldn't shut up. Film was sweet. Mrs Frankie liked it too.
6th - #14 Eastern Promises (Download) - Wow! Great film. Brutally violent in places. May just buy this on dvd.
9th - #15 The Blair Witch Project (Sky+) - I think this still holds up pretty well, but it's not nearly as scary as i thought it was when I was 27.
16th - #16 Jumper (Cinema) - Not bad. Thought the Palladin's were pretty bland though. No powers? just humans with fancy weapons and an unexplained grudge. Why would your own mother want to kill you. Lazy storytelling is a pet hate of mine. Still, the fighty bits were fighty enough for me. Will hope for a better sequel.
16th - #17 Bruce Almighty (TV, BBC3) - God, I hate this film now. So twee. Can't believe I actually enjoyed it at the cinema.
18th - #18 No Country For Old Men (Cinema) - Brilliant. I really enjoyed it. Think I need to see it again to fully appreciate the ending, but didn't think it was the anti-climax I'd been led to believe.
19th - #19 The Water Horse (Cinema) - Not a bad little family/fantasy film. Pretty much predictable, but engaging enough to keep my interest. My little girl adored it.
20th - #20 National Treasure: Book of Secrets (Cinema) - Wasn't sure what to expect having never seen the first one, but what I got was a fun adventure film. not a patch on Indy of course, but still fun. My son loved it.
22nd - #21 The Jungle Book (Disney) (DVD) - My favourite animated movie by miles and maybe even the greatest movie ever for pure entertainment. Expect to see this again on this list during the year.
22nd - #22 Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (DVD) - Always been my favourite of the 3. It's so damn entertaining and brings back memories of the 12yr old version of me sat on the front row, giddy with excitement. love it love it love it.
24th - #23 A Trip To The Moon (Download) - Decided to watch some old old films in the run up to the Oscars tonight. It doesn't get much older than this. A brilliant early sci-fi effort  from 1902 with remarkably lavish production values. And at 12 minutes long it passes fairly quickly too.
24th - #24 Killer Klowns from Outer Space (DVD) - Great trashy fun from the 80's. Still love it.
26th - #25 Titanic (TV, Sky Movies Drama) - yeah, it's corny, but it's still very watchable.
27th - #26 Be Kind Rewind (Cinema) - Why is this getting slated? My anticipation from the trailer had been thwarted by all the negative press, but am glad to say I really enjoyed it. Yeah, it's not got the edge that maybe some people were hoping for, but it's got real heart and is genuinely funny. I think this will be one film that, if on late night TV in the future many people will love to stumble across. It's that kind of movie. One for re-evaluation methinks.
 29th - #27 Surf's Up (DVD) - sat with the kids to watch this. It was just ok really. Liked the film-crew style to it, but probably not one I'd watch again. My kids love it of course.
 29th - #28 United 93 (DVD) - brilliant way to end the month. A real sobering yet thrilling film. Even though I know the tragic outcome well, Paul Greengrass still manages to keep me on the edge of my seat. A remarkable retelling of a remarkable tale.
 
March
1st - #29 Stardust (DVD) - saw this at the cinema. really good and exceeded my expectations after being beaten to death with the rubbish trailer for months. Not sure I liked seeing De Niro in drag though.
2nd - #30 Once (DVD) - An almost perfect film. I am surprised however that it's had such universal praise as it seems such a love it or hate it kind of film. Luckily, I loved it.
3rd - #31 There Will Be Blood (Cinema) - wanted to see it on the big screen after enjoying it on a downloaded version on my media player. It really is a fantastic film. I just can't see anything beating it to be my favourite of the year.
8th - #32 Epic Movie (Sky+) - Rubbish, just rubbish. My 13 year old son made me watch it.
9th - #33 Children Of Men (DVD) - Good film. didn't know much about it and it kept my interest. an extreme and bleak vision of the future. The long, unedited shots were brilliant.
9th - #34 Naked (Sky+) - Not seen this for ages. Just as mindblowing as I remember. A firm favourite.
10th - #35 Diary Of The Dead (Cinema) - It was a bit of a by the numbers horror pic, but I liked it mostly. 
13th - #36 Rambo (Cinema) - pretty gruesome. I liked it.
13th - #37 Vantage Point (Cinema) - Massively silly, but totally enjoyable. Guessed the bad guy quite early on though.
15th - #38 Life Is Beautiful (Sky+) - One of my faves. |Never fails to move and amuse me.
15th - #39 Horton Hears a Who (Cinema) - I think I liked it. just not sure. I definitely thought it was ok, but not sure I actually liked it. Hmmm.
16th - #40 Mary Poppins (TV, ITV2) - Actually, was playing scrabble with the family whilst this was on, but I've seen it so many times, I don't need to keep looking at it to enjoy it. A classic, but overlong. I still hate all that business at the bank near the end.
30th - #41 Back To The Future (DVD) - Can't believe i've just gone two weeks without watching a film. In my defence, I've been a bit ill and also very very busy at work. Got me some catching up to do now. BTTF is one of my all time faves and I just can't watch it enough time. Only just noticed for the first time that the bit of ledge that breaks from the clock tower under Doc's feet near the end is still broken once Marty returns to 1985. Lazy Hill Valley council workers!

April
1st - #42 Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best Of Both Worlds Concert in 3D (Cinema) - Obviously, I didn;t go to see this for myself. I took my 6yr old daughter and 9yr old son. They both loved it. I didn't but I can't hate it 'cos it kept them happy. Actually, I spent the movie thinking how it was actually a zombie movie. Only, it's the scariest one yet because the audience around me turned into zombies too.
1st - #43 The Orphanage (Cinema) - Ah, that's better. i dropped the kids at home after hannah montana and returned to the pictures for this altogether better scary movie. Really creepy and really well put together. One of my films of the year definitely.
2nd - #44 The Transporter (TV, Film Four) - Cheesy, corny, ridiculous. Brilliant.
4th - #45 Son Of Rambow (Cinema) - wonderful little movie. Really made me feel like a kid again. I can remember when all the smokers had to sit in the right side of the cinema. I had to sit there with my uncle. - great performances from the young lads too.
5th - #46 Beowulf (HD-DVD) - I liked this in 3D and I think it's pretty good on DVD too. Especially  luscious HD.
6th - #47 Die Hard 4.0 (DVD) - At last i watched it. I've meant to see this loads of times, now I've finally seen it, it's all a bit meh. Not bad, some good action sequences but not a patch on the original. The music video on the DVD is hilarious though.
10th - #48 Grindhouse (DVD) - that's right. the real version with both films playing after each other with all the fake trailers included. I really got what they were trying to do with this project. I prefer Planet Terror, but Death Proof works better as part of the package than it does by itself. Overall, I love it.
13th - #49 Hard Candy (Sky+) - Yikes! Uncomfortable viewing ahoy! Ellen page is brilliantly scary in this. I really wasn't sure who I should be rooting for during this film. Great ending. A good film overall, but again, not an easy watch.
24th - #50 In Bruges (Cinema) - I loved this film. So unpredictable and so un-PC. Made me laugh out loud lots.
24th - #51 21 (Cinema) - Dull, dull, dull. Pretty yo look at, but very very dull.
26th - #52 Toy Story (DVD) - It's hard to watch this now 'cos I've seen it so many times in the past. i know every line, but it's still classic stuff and still make me laugh.
26th -  #53 Toy Story 2 (DVD) - Now, I never really cared for the sequel originally, but it's grown on me over the years. Original is till the best tho.
26th - #54 Monster House (DVD) - One of the better non-Pixar computer animations. very reminiscent of films I grew up on. Some fine voice talent too.
26th - #55 The Matrix (DVD) - Not watched for ages, but enjoyed every second like it was the first time I'd seen it.
26th - #56 Goodfellas (DVD) - I love it of course, but had forgotten how early into the film the "Funny, how?" scene is.
27th - #57 An Incovenient Truth (Sky+) - A film to make you really think. I was a bit ignorant of Al Gore before, but now I think he's an inspiration. No wonder the futurama crew love him so much.
27th - #58 27 Dresses (Download) - Definitely a girly film. The wife enjoyed it. I thought it pretty much did what it set out to do. nothing more. An easy watch for a Sunday night.
28th - #59 Happy-Go-Lucky (Cinema) - Wow! A really amazing character study. I thought it was flawless really and as irritating as poppy could be at times, she was also a reminder of how easy going we could all be if we didn't let life stress us so much.

May
1st - #60 An American Werewolf In London (HD-DVD) - Probably should never watch this at 2am ever ever again. Still manages to scare the crap out of me after all these years. Brilliant film, aged really well.
5th - #61 Iron Man (Cinema) - A superior super hero film. I liked it. Nice to see a couple of nods to The Iron Giant in there.
10th - #62 Raiders of the Lost Ark (DVD) - Now, I've always been a Temple of Doom man and for years have rewatched this just by fast forwarding to the action sequences, but I watched it all the way through this time for the first time in years. You know what, it's a through and through classic. I love every second of it. Still prefer Doom though.
10th - #63 Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom (DVD) - Why does this get so much flak? It has everything you could want in a comic adveture movie. What's not to love. One of my top 20 films of all time.
11th - #64 Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade (DVD) - I just can't warm to this 3rd film. It's ok, but definitely my least favourite. Here's hoping the new one is better than this.
15th - #65 Doomsday (Cinema) - Oh. My. God. I really hated this and almost walked out a couple of times. An ugly mess of a movie. Not in a good way.
18th - #66 Speed Racer (Cinema) - I reallt shouldn't have enjoyed this. It's got that bright overly colouful look that I hate (think Cat in the Hat), a predictable plot and a performing monkey. But you know what, I thought it was brilliant. It really had me hooked throughout and nobody is more surprised than me. Looks gorgeous too.
20th - #67 The Eye (Cinema) - I've only seen the first half of the japanese original, so thought watching the remake would be ok as i wouldn't be too spoiled. Should've just watched the end of the original. This new version is one of the dullest films I've seen in a long time. The jumpy moments awoke me a couple of times and that's the most positive thing I have to say about it.
22nd - #68 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Cinema) - hmm, not really sure what I think after one viewing.Definitely some dissapointment, but as i'm gonna be seeing it again with the kids next week, I will reserve final judgement until then. I will say however that I'm not very happy with Shia doing the lion's share of the action. Indy was in the background, along for the ride, far too much.

June
1st  - #69 Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Cinema) - My second viewing and you know what, it hasn't improved. I was still very bored by it. A huge disappointment.
6th - #70 Gone Baby Gone (Cinema) - Totally loved this one. I just went with the plot, knowing very little before going in, and it gripped me throughout. Very impressed and one for my end of year list.
7th - #71 Enchanted (DVD) - Charming and funny. Abrilliant family film and nice to see all the nods to the Disney classics in there too.
16th - #72 The Incredible Hulk (Cinema) - A film with two identities. Bad id + good id = OK film. Ish.
20th - #73 The Happening (cinema) - Bloody hell. what "happened" here. I love most of Night's other stuff, but this was unintentionally hilarious stuff, yet at the same time as boring and as unbelievable as anything I've ever sat through. very nearly walked out. Worst film of the year so far.
26th - #74 The Escapist (Cinema) - Impressive little thriller. kept me gripped throughout.
26th - #75 Wanted (Cinema) - Silly and dumb, but a fun watch. nothing more really.
30th - #76 The Mist (Download) - I liked this, but blimey, what a downbeat ending. I didn't see that coming. A "D'oh" moment to rule them all. Good film with some effective scares.

July 
2nd - #77 Wall-E (Download) - Ooh, what a excellent film, even in naughty downloaded format. Can't wait to see this on the big screen.
6th - #78 Kung Fu Panda (Cinema) - The kids loved it. It wasn't as good as i hoped it would be, but still one of the best from Dreamworks animated films.
7th - #79 The Pixar Story (DVD) - Fascinating documentary which explains the wonders of the best modern movie studio around.
12th - #80 A Bug's Life (DVD) - Unfairly regarded as one of Pixar's worst by lots of people. This still holds up and Kevin Spacey does a great baddie.
12th - #81 Ratatouille (DVD) - I love all Pixar's films. This one especially, they dare to not stick to any fomula or pander to what audiences may want according to hollywood honchos. Who'd of thought that a film about a rat dreaming of being a chef would work? But it does.
12th - #82 Journey To The Centre Of The Earth 3D (Cinema) - More of a Disneyland attraction than a film. No villains, not much plot and not even a reason that they travel to the centre of the earth. Just a series of coincidences. Despite that though it's an enjoyable 3D fest. A solid family cinema experience. may not play so well on DVD though.
13th - #83 Batman Begins (DVD) - Always disliked the modern Batman movies, even the Tim Burton ones. Preferred the camp 60's version. But this is brilliant grown up stuff. More of a gangster movie than a superhero film. Love it. Can't wait for the sequel.
 14th - #84 Hancock (Cinema) - I actually liked this a lot. It was a shame the tone from the beginning didn't last through to the end, but I didn't really know where it was going for most of the time. Good film, unfairly criticized in the media.
14th - #85 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Cinema) - A strange one this. I thought it was better than the first film, but I'd still probably rather watch the first one. It just felt a bit too long and had me fidgeting in my seat during the second half. I think it would bore my kids. Oh and it was dark too. Not just in mood. For one extended battle scene which takes place at night i didn't have a clue what was going on for the most part.
18th - #86 Austin Powers: Goldmember (FilmFour) - Daft, but still funny.
19th - #87 Wall-E (Cinema) - A truly brilliant film. This will become an all time classic I'm sure.
20th - #88 Hot Fuzz (Sky Movies) - Endlessly rewatchable. Love the crazy action at the end.
23rd - #89 Baby Mama (Download) - I liked this. Shame it didn't get a bigger release. Smarter than your average romcom
24th - #90 The Dark Knight (Cinema) - Brilliant second installment. I loved it so much...
24th - #91 The Dark Knight (Cinema)...I saw it twice in the same day. Never done that before.
26th - #92 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (Sky+, FilmFour) - Still the funniest of the 3.
August
 1st - #93 Baby Mama (Download) - Yep, still like it.
2nd - #94 Hancock (Download) - It's mostly good stuff, but the plot detour doesn't feel quite right, but fun all the same.
8th - #95 Breakdown (Dutch TV) - I love this movie
20th - #96 Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (Cinema) - Great blockbuster movie and surprisingly funny too.
22nd - #97 Somers Town (Cinema) - I'm a big fan of Shane Meadows, but I found this a let down. There seemed to be no real plot and certainly no reason to film in harsh black&white.
23rd - #98 Hellboy (Sky+, FIVE) - A reminder that the original is till good too.
23rd - #99 Midnight Run (Sky Movies) - One of my favourrites. This never gets old.
25th - #100 Daddy Day Care (TV, Fiver) - Why Why Why???
29th - #101 The Strangers (Cinema) - Actually pretty effective horror. Had me jumping in all the right places anyway. I even didn't mind the much criticised ending.
29th - #102 The Dark Knight (Cinema) - It's that man again. Still like it after 3 viewings, but not too sure about the boat sequence. could've been cut.
30th - #103 The Descent (Sky+) - Can't believe I've only just got round to seeing this. Liked it a lot.

September 
3rd - #104 Get Smart (Cinema) - Much better than anticipated. Not too bad.
6th - #105 Final Destination 2 (Sky+) - Fun and harmless.
7th - #106 Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cinema) - A bit all over the place and certainly not a real star wars film but it was mildly diverting and easilty as good as the phantom menace.
12th - #107 Eden Lake (Cinema) - Scary stuff, but didn't like the ending.
12th - #108 The Pineapple Express (Cinema) - Cluttered and messy. Funny in parts.
26th - #109 Vantage Point (DVD) - I do like this. A clever little thriller.
27th - #110 The Apartment (TV, Sky Movies) - Wow. Brilliant move seen for the first time by me at last. Didn't know much about it but glad I finally saw it. I prefer it to Some Like it Hot actually. Baxter is a great character,
30th - #111 Taken (Cinema) - Silly nonsense but not half as bad as you might think.
30th - #112 Tropic Thunder (Cinema) - Hmmm, pretty rubbish actually overall. Liked the spoof trailer at the beginning though, especially The Fatties.

October 
9th - #113 There's Something About Mary (Sky+, Anytime) - Not seen for ages. i think it's aged really well. A good comedy. I like the abrupt ending.
11th - #114 No Country For Old Men (DVD) - Really like this film. In fact, I like it more each time I watch it.
13th - #115 How To Lose Friends and Alienate People (Cinema) - Enjoyed this. Made me laugh a lot more than Run, Fatboy Run.
16th - #116 Mirrors (Cinema) - awful script, awful acting. I really hated this film and thought there was some nasty uses of children in it too that i won't ever want to watch again. Poor.
17th - #117 Mamma Mia! (Download) - Surprisingly pretty good. Made me laugh a lot and the weirdest thing was, i enjoyed it more than my wife.
18th - #118 Eagle Eye (Cinema) - An enjoyable mix between Enemy of the State, I Robot & Bad Boys (the car chases), so more Smithian than Hitchcockian. Liked it a lot though.
20th - #119 Death Race (Cinema) - Despite loads of car chases and explosions, it was quite dull. I fell asleep too.
22nd - #120 Igor (Cinema) - Rubb-ish!
24th - #121 High School Musical 3 (Cinema) - Not my cup of tea exactly, but there's no denying that it does what it sets out to do and does it well. My 2 youngest loved it as did the starjumping group of pre-teen girls sat next to me. Forgettable fluff but harmless with it.

November
14th - #122 W. (Cinema) - Blimey, long time since I saw a film. That's university life for you. Well, at least my first assignment is now handed in. As way of a treat to myself on the way home from uni, i went to see this about George W Bush. It's had bad reviews, but I quite liked it. I have very little knowledge of Bush, just the odd thing, so I had no preconceptions going in. maybe that helped.
15th - #123 Disturbia (Sky Movies) - Second viewing and still this this is an enjoyable little movie. Like it.
15th - #124 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (DVD) - Maybe time will be kind to this as i certainly didn't hate it as much as the first cuple of times. that said, it's still fairly pants for an Indy film.
17th - #125 Burn After Reading (Cinema) -  after many poor reviews I wan't hoping for much but was watching for curiosity value alone. However, I'm pleased that actually, I quite enjoyed it. I didn't find it very funny (just forget it's a comedy and you'll be ok) but i was entertained by the acting and the plot. So not as good as the Coens best, but nowhere near the worst either.
24th - #126 Blindness (Cinema) - an ordeal of a film. I have never felt the need to walk out of a film so much before, but i stuck with it. A big fan of fernando merseilles other films, i was very disappointed with Blindness.
27th - #127 Casino Royale (DVD) - I know, it's been out a couple of years, but i'm just watching it now. a brilliant action film. not usually a Bond fan, so was surprised how much i enjoyed this. hoping the sequel's as good.
27th - #128 Quantum of Solace (Cinema).. and it wasn't quite as good, but i still enjoyed it. the opening car chase was the best bit tho.
27th - #129 Changeling (Cinema) Mixed feelings about this. thought it was well acted and paced, but it is also a bit of a mess. Not bad though.
29th - #130 Bolt (Download) The first Disney CG movie which isn't a Pixar film that I've actually enjoyed. can't wait to see it in big screen 3D
30th - #131 Madagascar 2 (Cinema) - you know what? this wasn't half bad. i hated the first one, but apart from the bit where i fell asleep for 10 minutes, this kept me interested throughout.

December
27th - #132 Mama Mia (DVD) - December has been a very quiet month film-wise. I'm planning to watch a film a day next year, see if i can keep up. Anyway, my daughter got mamma mia for christmas so we watched the singalong version together. I still think its corny and silly, but great fun at the same time.
28th - #133 Hancock (DVD) - Yeah, still like this, but the massive change of tone halfway through still feels very odd.
29th #134 Yes Man (Cinema) A not bad Jim Carrey comedy, but i wish he wouldn't do so much gurning.
29th - #135 Wall-E (DVD) I still love this. A sublime film that I could've easily sat through again the moment it ended.




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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 30/12/2008 12:17:52 PM   
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To add
26th Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of the Were-Rabbit ** TV

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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 30/12/2008 9:55:50 PM   
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My Top Movies At The Cinema 2008
 
01.The Dark Knight -
02.No Country for Old Men -
03.Iron Man -   
04.Wall - E -  
05.Mamma Mia! -
06.Cloverfield -  
07.Hellboy II: The Golden Army -
08.Son Of Rambow -
09.Kung Fu Panda -

10.Eagle Eye -
11.Pride and Glory -
12.Burn After Reading -
13.Tropic Thunder -
14.Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull -
15.Gone Baby Gone -
16.Juno -
17.Quantum of Solace -
18.Charlie Bartlett -
19.The Bucket List -
20.The Strangers -
21.27 Dresses -
22.RocknRolla -
23.Definitely, Maybe -
24.Street Kings -
25.Wanted -

26.The Incredible Hulk -
27.Hancock -
28.21 -
29.P.S. I Love You -  
30.10,000 BC -
31.Jumper -
32.Rambo -

33. Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian -
34. The Happening -

35.National Treasure: Book of Secrets  -
36.Fool's Gold -

37.Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor -
38.Never Back Down -


Final list for 2008. Pretty disappointing from my view

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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 31/12/2008 4:42:06 AM   
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The films of 2008

5/5 
  
1. 
 

2. The Dark Knight 
3. Happy-Go-Lucky 
4. There Will Be Blood 
5. Sweeney Todd 
6. Cloverfield 
7. No Country For Old Men 
8. Lust, Caution 
9. The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (I know, but it only reached thr cinema near me this year!) 

4/5 
10. Changeling 
11. Gone Baby Gone 
12. Quantum Of Solace 
13. Iron Man 
14. Indiana Jones and The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull 
15. In Bruges 
16. The Orphanage 
17. Recount 
18. Burn After Reading 
19. Appaloosa 
20. Wanted 
21. Zack and Miri Make A Porno 
22. The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor 
23. Hellboy II: The Golden Army 
24. In The Valley Of Elah 
25. The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian 
26. National Treasure: Book Of Secrets 
27. Enchanted 
28. The Other Boleyn Girl 
29. W. 
30. The Happening 
31. The Incredible Hulk 
32. Charlie Wilson's War 
33. The Spiderwick Chronicles 
34. Hancock 
35. I Am Legend 
36. Vantage Point 
37. Juno 

3/5 
38. Eagle Eye 
39. Taken 
40. Tropic Thunder 
41. The X-Files: I Want To Believe 
42. Leatherheads 
43. Be Kind Rewind 
44. Deception 
45.The Cottage 
46. Jumper 
47. Smart People 
48. 10,000 B.C 
49. The Eye 

2/5 
50. Rambo 
51. Pathology 

1/5 
52. Speed Racer
 

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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 31/12/2008 2:33:18 PM   
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some more to add from yesterday:

Rear Window ***** D
The Mist ***** I

its bene a month of 5* films so i really don't know what my film of the month will be...

still got today to go and i reckon i'm going to (finally) watch the godfather!!

after that its just the manner of deciding my top 20 films ive watched this year, and putting the list together again.

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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 1/1/2009 5:01:30 AM   
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Here it is, all complete.

At the cinema
DVD
On TV
In Film class
Short Film
5 stars

* indicates second viewing; each * after indicates third(**)/fourth(***)/fifth(****)/etc.

January
Inside Man (2006, Lee)* - 4/5
Jarhead (2005, Mendes)**** - 4.5/5
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975, Gilliam & Jones)*** - 4.5/5
Mission: Impossible (1996, dePalma) - 3.5/5
Little Nikita (1988, Benjamin) - 3/5
Total Recall (1990, Verhoeven) - 3/5
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, Coen) - 4.5/5
American Gangster (2007, Scott) - 4.5/5
Kenny (2006, Jacobson) - 3.5/5
Shaun of the Dead (2004, Wright)* - 4.5/5
Cloverfield (2008, Reeves) - 4.5/5
Saving Private Ryan (1998, Spielberg) - 4/5
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004, Cuaron) - 3.5/5
Cheaper By The Dozen 2 (2005, Shankman) - 0.1/5
Lake Placid (1999, Miner)* - 3.5/5
The Godfather Part II (1974, Coppola) - 4.5/5
Monsters, Inc. (2001, Docter, Silverman & Unkrich)** - 4.5/5
Ladder 49 (2004, Russell) - 2.5/5
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007, Burton) - 4/5
Juno (2007, Reitman) - 4/5
Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966, Warren) - 0.5/5

Film of the Month: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Worst Film of the Month: Cheaper By The Dozen 2
Total Films Watched: 21

February
Miller's Crossing (1990, Coen) - 5/5
Win A Date With Tad Hamilton (2004, Luketic) - 2.5/5
Brazil (1985, Gilliam) - 3.5/5
Versus (2000, Kitamura) - 3.5/5
Monty Python and the Meaning of Life (1983, Gilliam & Jones) - 3/5
BloodRayne (2005, Boll) - 0.5/5
Komodo vs. Cobra (2005, Wynorski) - 1/5
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002, Kaosayananda) - 1/5
Reservoir Dogs (1992, Tarantino) - 4/5
Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979, Jones) - 4.5/5
No Country For Old Men (2007, Coen & Coen) - 5/5
King's Ransom (2005, Byrd & Byrd) - 0.1/5
Eagle vs. Shark (2007, Cohen) - 4/5
L.A. Confidential (1997, Hanson) - 5/5

Film of the Month: Miller's Crossing
Worst Film of the Month: King's Ransom
Total Films Watched: 14

March
American Psycho (2000, Harron) - 4.5/5
In & Out (1997, Oz) - 2.5/5
Casanova (2005, Hallestrom) - 3/5
Rejected (2000, Hertzfeldt)- 4/5
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, Burton) - 4/5
Gwoemul (The Host) (2006, Bong) - 4.5/5
Scarfies (1999, Sarkies) - 4/5
Signing Off (1996, Sarkies) - 3.5/5

Film of the Month: The Host
Worst Film of the Month: In & Out
Total Films Watched: 8

April
The Heartbreak Kid (2007, Farrelly & Farrelly) - 2/5
Blades of Glory (2007, Gordon & Speck) - 3.5/5
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006, Verbinski) - 3/5
Lost in Translation (2004, Coppola)* - 4.5/5
Gone Baby Gone (2007, Affleck) - 4.5/5
Street Kings (2008, Ayers) - 3.5/5

Film of the Month: Lost In Translation
Worst Film of the Month: The Heartbreak Kid
Total Films Watched: 6

May
There Will Be Blood (2007, Anderson) - 4.5/5
Stardust (2007, Vaughn) - 4/5
Carlito's Way (1993, dePalma) - 4.5/5
Iron Man (2008, Favreau) - 4/5
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008, Spielberg) - 3.5/5

Film of the Month: There Will Be Blood
Worst Film of the Month: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Total Films Watched: 5

June
The Prestige (2006, Nolan)* - 4.5/5
The Happening (2008, Shyamalan) - 3/5
The Producers (1968, Brooks) - 4/5
Idlewild (2006, Barber) - 3.5/5
The Brothers Grimm (2005, Gilliam) - 4/5
Azumi (2003, Kitamura) - 3/5
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005, Winterbottom) - 4.5/5
Brick (2005, Johnson) - 4.5/5
Mirrormask (2005, McKean) - 4/5
Citizen Kane (1941, Welles) - 4.5/5
Serenity (2005, Whedon) - 4.5/5
The Deer Hunter (1978, Cimino) - 4.5/5
A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints (2006, Montiel) - 4/5

Film of the Month: The Prestige
Worst Film of the Month: The Happening
Total Films Watched: 13

July
The Usual Suspects (1995, Singer) - 4.5/5
Le Fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain (Amelie) (2001, Jeunet) - 5/5
Dalkomhan insaeng (A Bittersweet Life) (2005, Kim) - 4/5
Idiocracy (2006, Judge) - 4/5
Network (1976, Lumet) - 4/5
Pulp Fiction (1994, Tarantino) - 4.5/5
Rashomon (1951, Kurosawa) - 4.5/5
The Princess Bride (1987, Reiner) - 4.5/5
Edward Scissorhands (1990, Burton)* - 4/5
Listen To Me (1989, Stewart) - 3/5
Taxi Driver (1976, Scorsese) - 4.5/5
Ed Wood (1994, Burton) - 4.5/5
The Italian Job (2003, Gray) - 3.5/5
Kung Fu Panda[ (2008, Osborne & Stevenson) - 4/5
12 Angry Men (1957, Lumet) - 5/5
Ying xiong (Hero) (2002, Zhang) - 4/5
Touch of Evil (1958, Welles) - 4/5
A History of Violence (2005, Cronenberg) - 4.5/5
In Bruges (2008, McDonagh) - 4.5/5
Mou gaan dou II (Infernal Affairs II) (2003, Lau & Mak) - 4/5
Delicatessen (1991, Jeunet & Caro) - 4.5/5
Blade Runner (1982, Scott) - 4/5
The Dark Knight (2008, Nolan) - 5/5
The Station Agent (2003, McCarthy) - 4/5
Cidade de deus (City of God) (2002, Meirelles & Lund) - 5/5
The Escapist (2008, Wyatt) - 4.5/5

Film of the Month: Amelie
Worst Film of the Month: Listen To Me
Total Films Watched: 26

August
Tma/Svelto/Tma (Darkness/Light/Darkness) (1989, Svankmajer) - 4/5
Neco z Alenky (Alice) (1988, Svankmajer) - 2.5/5
Un long dimanche de fiancailles (A Very Long Engagement) (2004, Jeunet) - 4.5/5
La Pianiste (The Piano Teacher) (2001, Haneke) - 3.5/5
Atonement (2007, Wright) - 4/5
Jaws (1975, Spielberg)* - 4/5
Chung Hing sam lam (Chungking Express) (1994, Kar-Wai) - 4/5
Breach (2007, Ray) - 4/5
Tropic Thunder (2008, Stiller) - 4/5
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004, Thuber)** - 3.5/5
I Heart Huckabees (2004, Russell) - 3.5/5
Wanted (2008, Bekmambetov) - 3/5
Ratatouille (2007, Bird) - 4.5/5
Being John Malkovich (1999, Jonze) - 4.5/5
Adaptation. (2002, Jonze) - 4.5/5
Requiem For A Dream (2001, Aronofsky) - 4.5/5
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969, Hill) - 4/5

Film of the Month: A Very Long Engagement
Worst Film of the Month: Alice
Total Films Watched: 17

September
Last Train To Freo (2006, Sims) - 4/5
Touching The Void (2003, Macdonald) - 4/5
Black Sheep (2006, King) - 3.5/5
Festen (The Celebration) (1998, Vinterberg) - 4/5
The Proposition (2005, Hillcoat) - 4.5/5
Children Of Men (2006, Cuaron)* - 4.5/5
Beauty and the Beast (1991, Trousdale & Wise)* - 4/5
Zodiac (2007, Fincher) - 4.5/5
Society (1989, Yuzna) - 2/5
Ginger Snaps (2000, Fawcett) - 3.5/5
Se7en (1995, Fincher)* - 5/5
Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others) (2006, von Donnersmarck) - 4.5/5
Fargo (1996, Coen)* - 4.5/5
The Big Lebowski (1998, Coen)* - 4/5
Fight Club (1999, Fincher) - 4.5/5
Presto (2008, Sweetland) - 4.5/5
Wall.E (2008, Stanton) - 4.5/5
Choke (2008, Gregg) - 4/5
Hard Candy (2005, Slade) - 4.5/5
Risky Business (1983, Brickman) - 2.5/5
Dogville (2003, von Trier) - 4/5

Film of the Month: Se7en
Worst Film of the Month: Society
Total Films Watched: 21

October
Casablanca (1942, Curtiz) - 4/5
Dead Man (1995, Jarmusch) - 3.5/5
Collateral (2004, Mann)** - 4.5/5
Trois Couleurs: Rouge (Three Colours: Red) (1994, Kieslowski) - 4.5/5
Dear Wendy (2005, Vinterberg) - 4/5
Breaking The Waves (1996, von Trier) - 3.5/5
Wild At Heart (1990, Lynch) - 3/5
Goodfellas (1990, Scorsese) - 4.5/5
Italiensk for begyndere (Italian For Beginners) (2000, Scherfig) - 4.5/5
Katakuri-ke no kôfuku (The Happiness of the Katakuris) (2001, Miike) - 4/5
Idioterne (The Idiots) (1998, von Trier) - 3.5/5
The Blues Brothers (1980, Landis) - 4.5/5
Festen (The Celebration) (1998, Vinterberg)* - 4.5/5
The King of Comedy (1982, Scorsese) - 4/5
Yojimbo (1961, Kurosawa) - 4.5/5
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990, Rappeneau) - 5/5
Cyrano de Bergerac (1950, Gordon) - 3/5
Superbad (2007, Mottola) - 4/5
Fong juk (Exiled) (2006, To) - 4/5
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005, Black) - 4.5/5
La Double vie de Véronique (The Double Life of Veronique) (1991, Kieslowski) - 4.5/5
Salinui chueok (Memories of Murder) (2003, Bong) - 4.5/5
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998, Gilliam) - 4.5/5
The Lookout (2007, Frank) - 4/5
Waking Life (2001, Linklater) - 2.5/5
The Good Shepherd (2006, De Niro) - 3.5/5
Burn After Reading (2008, Coen & Coen) - 3.5/5
Pineapple Express (2008, Gordon Green) - 4/5
Planet Terror (2007, Rodriguez) - 3.5/5
Rear Window (1954, Hitchcock) - 4.5/5
The Godfather Part II* (1974, Ford Coppola) - 4.5/5

Film of the Month: Cyrano de Bergerac (1990, Rappeneau)
Worst Film of the Month: Waking Life (2001, Linklater)
Total Films Watched: 30

November
Welcome To The Jungle (2003, Berg) - 3.5/5
The Matrix*** (1999, Wachowski & Wachowski) - 4/5
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, Sharman) - 3/5
Miami Vice (2006, Mann) - 2/5
Body Of Lies (2008, Scott) - 3.5/5
Ghostbusters** (1984, Reitman) - 4/5
Sleeping Dogs (1977, Donaldson) - 4/5
The Good Thief (2002, Jordan) - 4/5
The Matrix Reloaded (2003, Wachowski & Wachowski) - 2.5/5
Tom yum goong (The Protector) (2005, Pinkaew) - 3.5/5
Hobgoblins (1988, Sloane) - 0/5
Mission: Impossible III (2006, Abrams) - 4/5
The Contender (2000, Lurie) - 4.5/5
Sunshine (2007, Boyle) - 4.5/5
The Matrix Revolutions (2003, Wachowski & Wachowski) - 1.5/5
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007, Greengrass) - 3.5/5
Drugstore Cowboy (1989, Van Sant) - 4/5
Breakdown* (1997, Mostow) - 3/5
Dad's Dead (2002, Shepherd) - 4/5
Mole Hills (2006, Arnold) - 3/5
The Descent (2005, Marshall) - 4/5
Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA (JSA: Joint Security Area) (2000, Park) - 4/5
RocknRolla (2008, Ritchie) - 3.5/5
The Incredibles* (2004, Bird) - 4.5/5
Jack-Jack Attack (2005, Bird) - 4/5
Boundin'* (2003, Luckey & Gould) - 3.5/5
Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (The Good, The Bad & The Ugly) (1966, Leone) - 4.5/5
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels* (1998, Ritchie) - 4.5/5
Walk The Line (2005, Mangold) - 4/5
Gwoemul (The Host)* (2006, Bong) - 4.5/5
Dead Calm (1989, Noyce) - 2.5/5
I, Robot** (2004, Proyas) - 3.5/5
Kôkaku kidôtai (Ghost in the Shell) (1995, Oshii) - 4/5
Braindead (1992, Jackson) - 4/5
Mou gaan dou (Infernal Affairs)* (2002, Lau and Fai Mak) - 5/5
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948, Huston) - 4.5/5
Koneko monogatari (The Adventures of Milo & Otis)**** (1986, Hata) - 4/5
The Last Picture Show (1971, Bogdanovich) - 3.5/5
Shoot 'em Up (2007, Davis) - 4/5
The Contract (2006, Beresford) - 3.5/5
Bride & Prejudice (2004, Chadha) - 2.5/5
The Shining (1980, Kubrick) - 3.5/5

Film of the Month: Infernal Affairs (2002, Lau and Fai Mak)
Worst Film of the Month: Hobgoblins (1988, Sloane)
Total Films Watched: 42

December
El Laberinto del fauno (Pan's Labyrinth) (2006, del Toro) - 4.5/5
Blood Simple. (1984, Coen) - 4/5
Quantum of Solace (2008, Forster) - 4/5
Schindler's List* (1993, Spielberg) - 4.5/5
The Maltese Falcon (1941, Huston) - 4/5
Syriana (2005, Gaghan) – 4/5
Serenity* (2005, Whedon) – 4.5/5
Be Kind Rewind (2008, Gondry) – 3.5/5
Hot Fuzz* (2007, Wright) – 4/5
The Rock* (1996, Bay) - 3.5/5
A bout de soufflé (Breathless) (1960, Godard) – 4/5
Dead Right (1993, Wright) – 3/5
Frequency** (2000, Hoblit) – 4/5
L’Arrivée d'un train à La Ciotat (Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat) (1896, Lumiere & Lumiere) – 3/5
Noise (2007, Saville) – 4.5/5
Europe (2005, Cowell) – 3/5
Gents (2002, Saville) – 3.5/5
Wall Street (1987, Stone) – 4/5
Hogfather (2006, Jean) – 3/5
Moolaadé (2004, Sembene) – 4/5
Die Hard* (1988, McTiernan) – 4.5/5
Frankenfish (2004, Dippé) – 1/5
Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn (1987, Raimi) – 4/5
Once Upon A Time In America (1984, Leone) – 4.5/5
Planes, Trains And Automobiles (1987, Hughes) - 3/5
The Wicker Man (2006, LaBute) – 0.5/5
Singin’ In The Rain (1952, Donen & Kelly) – 4.5/5
The Spongebob Squarepants Movie* (2004, Hillenburg) - 4/5
Toy Story** (1995, Lasseter) – 4.5/5
Monty Python and the Holy Grail**** (1975, Gilliam & Jones) - 4.5/5
Toy Story 2* (1999, Lasseter, Brannon & Unkrich) – 3.5/5
A Fish Called Wanda (1988, Crichton) – 3.5/5
Alive (1993, Marshall) – 4/5
Cars* (2006, Lasseter & Ranft) – 3.5/5
Fierce Creatures (1997, Schepisi & Young) – 4/5
The Man Who Wasn’t There* (2001, Coen) – 4.5/5
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008, Fincher) – 4.5/5
War of the Worlds (2005, Spielberg) – 2.5/5
Mulholland Dr. (2001, Lynch) – 3/5
Sideways (2004, Payne) – 4.5/5

Film of the Month: Noise (2007, Saville)
Worst Film of the Month: The Wicker Man (2006, LaBute)
Total Films Watched: 40

Total Films Watched in the Year: 243
Best Film of the Year: Miller’s Crossing (1990, Coen)
Worst Film of the Year: Hobgoblins (1988, Sloane)


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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 1/1/2009 9:59:53 AM   
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Yay! I did it. I managed to catalogue an entire year of film watching. It's been interesting to see how much I watch and how little I get to see at certain times, December being a low point actually.
Anyway, I'm all set for this new year now. A film per day is my challenge.
Gonna fail big time.



January
1st - #1 Love, Actually (Sky+) - Embarrassing start to the year. Really should've picked something cool. Rubbish, but watchable (just).
2nd - #2 The Railway Children (Sky+) - First time I saw it. Brilliant. A bit dated, but a lovely little film which i will watch again.
4th - #3 The Simpsons Movie (DVD) - I thought this was an amazing film to watch with an audience.  Especially the first half hour. It loses quite a bit of that on DVD, but i still think it's better than some critics said it was.
5th - #4 I Am Legend (Cinema) - I thought it was brilliant mostly. Agree with Empire about the dodgy CGI and the knockout performance from Sam the dog.
6th - #5 Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (DVD) - Always been my least favourite Indy film, but thought I'd give it another go after reading the Empire preview of the next one. It's good, but still, I think, over-rated.
20th - #6 There Will Be Blood (Download) - A fantastic film. In my opinion it's PTA's best. DDL is brilliant as usual, but Dwayne from Little Miss Sunshine gives him a run for his money.
22nd - #7 Walk Hard (Cinema) - Pretty poor. I think i laughed twice.
25th - #8 Spice World: The Movie (TV, BBC4) - Whilst it is really really awful and embarrassing, I just can't bring myself to hate it. Besides, my daughter wouldn't let me.
29th - #9 Sweeney Todd (Cinema) - I have a pet hate of throat slitting, but this movie was done in such a way that I wasn't bothered by it. Can't say as much for the woman in front of me though. A great film, i thought. Enjoyed it.
29th - #10 In The Valley Of Elah (Cinema) - A nice worthy film, a bit too long, but it kept me interested for most of it. Don't suppose I'll ever watch it again. TLJ was great as usual of course.

February
1st - #11 Cloverfield (Cinema) - Liked it. A lot. Felt a lot like one of those theme park simulator rides. But with a story. Didn't outstay it's welcome either.
1st - #12 Hairspray (2007) (DVD) - Wasn't really fussed about seeing this, but i thought it was fun and easy watching. Almost fell asleep twice though.
2nd - #13 Juno (Cinema) - Rowdy audience who wouldn't shut up. Film was sweet. Mrs Frankie liked it too.
6th - #14 Eastern Promises (Download) - Wow! Great film. Brutally violent in places. May just buy this on dvd.
9th - #15 The Blair Witch Project (Sky+) - I think this still holds up pretty well, but it's not nearly as scary as i thought it was when I was 27.
16th - #16 Jumper (Cinema) - Not bad. Thought the Palladin's were pretty bland though. No powers? just humans with fancy weapons and an unexplained grudge. Why would your own mother want to kill you. Lazy storytelling is a pet hate of mine. Still, the fighty bits were fighty enough for me. Will hope for a better sequel.
16th - #17 Bruce Almighty (TV, BBC3) - God, I hate this film now. So twee. Can't believe I actually enjoyed it at the cinema.
18th - #18 No Country For Old Men (Cinema) - Brilliant. I really enjoyed it. Think I need to see it again to fully appreciate the ending, but didn't think it was the anti-climax I'd been led to believe.
19th - #19 The Water Horse (Cinema) - Not a bad little family/fantasy film. Pretty much predictable, but engaging enough to keep my interest. My little girl adored it.
20th - #20 National Treasure: Book of Secrets (Cinema) - Wasn't sure what to expect having never seen the first one, but what I got was a fun adventure film. not a patch on Indy of course, but still fun. My son loved it.
22nd - #21 The Jungle Book (Disney) (DVD) - My favourite animated movie by miles and maybe even the greatest movie ever for pure entertainment. Expect to see this again on this list during the year.
22nd - #22 Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (DVD) - Always been my favourite of the 3. It's so damn entertaining and brings back memories of the 12yr old version of me sat on the front row, giddy with excitement. love it love it love it.
24th - #23 A Trip To The Moon (Download) - Decided to watch some old old films in the run up to the Oscars tonight. It doesn't get much older than this. A brilliant early sci-fi effort  from 1902 with remarkably lavish production values. And at 12 minutes long it passes fairly quickly too.
24th - #24 Killer Klowns from Outer Space (DVD) - Great trashy fun from the 80's. Still love it.
26th - #25 Titanic (TV, Sky Movies Drama) - yeah, it's corny, but it's still very watchable.
27th - #26 Be Kind Rewind (Cinema) - Why is this getting slated? My anticipation from the trailer had been thwarted by all the negative press, but am glad to say I really enjoyed it. Yeah, it's not got the edge that maybe some people were hoping for, but it's got real heart and is genuinely funny. I think this will be one film that, if on late night TV in the future many people will love to stumble across. It's that kind of movie. One for re-evaluation methinks.
 29th - #27 Surf's Up (DVD) - sat with the kids to watch this. It was just ok really. Liked the film-crew style to it, but probably not one I'd watch again. My kids love it of course.
 29th - #28 United 93 (DVD) - brilliant way to end the month. A real sobering yet thrilling film. Even though I know the tragic outcome well, Paul Greengrass still manages to keep me on the edge of my seat. A remarkable retelling of a remarkable tale.
 
March
1st - #29 Stardust (DVD) - saw this at the cinema. really good and exceeded my expectations after being beaten to death with the rubbish trailer for months. Not sure I liked seeing De Niro in drag though.
2nd - #30 Once (DVD) - An almost perfect film. I am surprised however that it's had such universal praise as it seems such a love it or hate it kind of film. Luckily, I loved it.
3rd - #31 There Will Be Blood (Cinema) - wanted to see it on the big screen after enjoying it on a downloaded version on my media player. It really is a fantastic film. I just can't see anything beating it to be my favourite of the year.
8th - #32 Epic Movie (Sky+) - Rubbish, just rubbish. My 13 year old son made me watch it.
9th - #33 Children Of Men (DVD) - Good film. didn't know much about it and it kept my interest. an extreme and bleak vision of the future. The long, unedited shots were brilliant.
9th - #34 Naked (Sky+) - Not seen this for ages. Just as mindblowing as I remember. A firm favourite.
10th - #35 Diary Of The Dead (Cinema) - It was a bit of a by the numbers horror pic, but I liked it mostly. 
13th - #36 Rambo (Cinema) - pretty gruesome. I liked it.
13th - #37 Vantage Point (Cinema) - Massively silly, but totally enjoyable. Guessed the bad guy quite early on though.
15th - #38 Life Is Beautiful (Sky+) - One of my faves. |Never fails to move and amuse me.
15th - #39 Horton Hears a Who (Cinema) - I think I liked it. just not sure. I definitely thought it was ok, but not sure I actually liked it. Hmmm.
16th - #40 Mary Poppins (TV, ITV2) - Actually, was playing scrabble with the family whilst this was on, but I've seen it so many times, I don't need to keep looking at it to enjoy it. A classic, but overlong. I still hate all that business at the bank near the end.
30th - #41 Back To The Future (DVD) - Can't believe i've just gone two weeks without watching a film. In my defence, I've been a bit ill and also very very busy at work. Got me some catching up to do now. BTTF is one of my all time faves and I just can't watch it enough time. Only just noticed for the first time that the bit of ledge that breaks from the clock tower under Doc's feet near the end is still broken once Marty returns to 1985. Lazy Hill Valley council workers!

April
1st - #42 Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best Of Both Worlds Concert in 3D (Cinema) - Obviously, I didn;t go to see this for myself. I took my 6yr old daughter and 9yr old son. They both loved it. I didn't but I can't hate it 'cos it kept them happy. Actually, I spent the movie thinking how it was actually a zombie movie. Only, it's the scariest one yet because the audience around me turned into zombies too.
1st - #43 The Orphanage (Cinema) - Ah, that's better. i dropped the kids at home after hannah montana and returned to the pictures for this altogether better scary movie. Really creepy and really well put together. One of my films of the year definitely.
2nd - #44 The Transporter (TV, Film Four) - Cheesy, corny, ridiculous. Brilliant.
4th - #45 Son Of Rambow (Cinema) - wonderful little movie. Really made me feel like a kid again. I can remember when all the smokers had to sit in the right side of the cinema. I had to sit there with my uncle. - great performances from the young lads too.
5th - #46 Beowulf (HD-DVD) - I liked this in 3D and I think it's pretty good on DVD too. Especially  luscious HD.
6th - #47 Die Hard 4.0 (DVD) - At last i watched it. I've meant to see this loads of times, now I've finally seen it, it's all a bit meh. Not bad, some good action sequences but not a patch on the original. The music video on the DVD is hilarious though.
10th - #48 Grindhouse (DVD) - that's right. the real version with both films playing after each other with all the fake trailers included. I really got what they were trying to do with this project. I prefer Planet Terror, but Death Proof works better as part of the package than it does by itself. Overall, I love it.
13th - #49 Hard Candy (Sky+) - Yikes! Uncomfortable viewing ahoy! Ellen page is brilliantly scary in this. I really wasn't sure who I should be rooting for during this film. Great ending. A good film overall, but again, not an easy watch.
24th - #50 In Bruges (Cinema) - I loved this film. So unpredictable and so un-PC. Made me laugh out loud lots.
24th - #51 21 (Cinema) - Dull, dull, dull. Pretty yo look at, but very very dull.
26th - #52 Toy Story (DVD) - It's hard to watch this now 'cos I've seen it so many times in the past. i know every line, but it's still classic stuff and still make me laugh.
26th -  #53 Toy Story 2 (DVD) - Now, I never really cared for the sequel originally, but it's grown on me over the years. Original is till the best tho.
26th - #54 Monster House (DVD) - One of the better non-Pixar computer animations. very reminiscent of films I grew up on. Some fine voice talent too.
26th - #55 The Matrix (DVD) - Not watched for ages, but enjoyed every second like it was the first time I'd seen it.
26th - #56 Goodfellas (DVD) - I love it of course, but had forgotten how early into the film the "Funny, how?" scene is.
27th - #57 An Incovenient Truth (Sky+) - A film to make you really think. I was a bit ignorant of Al Gore before, but now I think he's an inspiration. No wonder the futurama crew love him so much.
27th - #58 27 Dresses (Download) - Definitely a girly film. The wife enjoyed it. I thought it pretty much did what it set out to do. nothing more. An easy watch for a Sunday night.
28th - #59 Happy-Go-Lucky (Cinema) - Wow! A really amazing character study. I thought it was flawless really and as irritating as poppy could be at times, she was also a reminder of how easy going we could all be if we didn't let life stress us so much.

May
1st - #60 An American Werewolf In London (HD-DVD) - Probably should never watch this at 2am ever ever again. Still manages to scare the crap out of me after all these years. Brilliant film, aged really well.
5th - #61 Iron Man (Cinema) - A superior super hero film. I liked it. Nice to see a couple of nods to The Iron Giant in there.
10th - #62 Raiders of the Lost Ark (DVD) - Now, I've always been a Temple of Doom man and for years have rewatched this just by fast forwarding to the action sequences, but I watched it all the way through this time for the first time in years. You know what, it's a through and through classic. I love every second of it. Still prefer Doom though.
10th - #63 Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom (DVD) - Why does this get so much flak? It has everything you could want in a comic adveture movie. What's not to love. One of my top 20 films of all time.
11th - #64 Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade (DVD) - I just can't warm to this 3rd film. It's ok, but definitely my least favourite. Here's hoping the new one is better than this.
15th - #65 Doomsday (Cinema) - Oh. My. God. I really hated this and almost walked out a couple of times. An ugly mess of a movie. Not in a good way.
18th - #66 Speed Racer (Cinema) - I reallt shouldn't have enjoyed this. It's got that bright overly colouful look that I hate (think Cat in the Hat), a predictable plot and a performing monkey. But you know what, I thought it was brilliant. It really had me hooked throughout and nobody is more surprised than me. Looks gorgeous too.
20th - #67 The Eye (Cinema) - I've only seen the first half of the japanese original, so thought watching the remake would be ok as i wouldn't be too spoiled. Should've just watched the end of the original. This new version is one of the dullest films I've seen in a long time. The jumpy moments awoke me a couple of times and that's the most positive thing I have to say about it.
22nd - #68 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Cinema) - hmm, not really sure what I think after one viewing.Definitely some dissapointment, but as i'm gonna be seeing it again with the kids next week, I will reserve final judgement until then. I will say however that I'm not very happy with Shia doing the lion's share of the action. Indy was in the background, along for the ride, far too much.

June
1st  - #69 Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Cinema) - My second viewing and you know what, it hasn't improved. I was still very bored by it. A huge disappointment.
6th - #70 Gone Baby Gone (Cinema) - Totally loved this one. I just went with the plot, knowing very little before going in, and it gripped me throughout. Very impressed and one for my end of year list.
7th - #71 Enchanted (DVD) - Charming and funny. Abrilliant family film and nice to see all the nods to the Disney classics in there too.
16th - #72 The Incredible Hulk (Cinema) - A film with two identities. Bad id + good id = OK film. Ish.
20th - #73 The Happening (cinema) - Bloody hell. what "happened" here. I love most of Night's other stuff, but this was unintentionally hilarious stuff, yet at the same time as boring and as unbelievable as anything I've ever sat through. very nearly walked out. Worst film of the year so far.
26th - #74 The Escapist (Cinema) - Impressive little thriller. kept me gripped throughout.
26th - #75 Wanted (Cinema) - Silly and dumb, but a fun watch. nothing more really.
30th - #76 The Mist (Download) - I liked this, but blimey, what a downbeat ending. I didn't see that coming. A "D'oh" moment to rule them all. Good film with some effective scares.

July 
2nd - #77 Wall-E (Download) - Ooh, what a excellent film, even in naughty downloaded format. Can't wait to see this on the big screen.
6th - #78 Kung Fu Panda (Cinema) - The kids loved it. It wasn't as good as i hoped it would be, but still one of the best from Dreamworks animated films.
7th - #79 The Pixar Story (DVD) - Fascinating documentary which explains the wonders of the best modern movie studio around.
12th - #80 A Bug's Life (DVD) - Unfairly regarded as one of Pixar's worst by lots of people. This still holds up and Kevin Spacey does a great baddie.
12th - #81 Ratatouille (DVD) - I love all Pixar's films. This one especially, they dare to not stick to any fomula or pander to what audiences may want according to hollywood honchos. Who'd of thought that a film about a rat dreaming of being a chef would work? But it does.
12th - #82 Journey To The Centre Of The Earth 3D (Cinema) - More of a Disneyland attraction than a film. No villains, not much plot and not even a reason that they travel to the centre of the earth. Just a series of coincidences. Despite that though it's an enjoyable 3D fest. A solid family cinema experience. may not play so well on DVD though.
13th - #83 Batman Begins (DVD) - Always disliked the modern Batman movies, even the Tim Burton ones. Preferred the camp 60's version. But this is brilliant grown up stuff. More of a gangster movie than a superhero film. Love it. Can't wait for the sequel.
 14th - #84 Hancock (Cinema) - I actually liked this a lot. It was a shame the tone from the beginning didn't last through to the end, but I didn't really know where it was going for most of the time. Good film, unfairly criticized in the media.
14th - #85 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Cinema) - A strange one this. I thought it was better than the first film, but I'd still probably rather watch the first one. It just felt a bit too long and had me fidgeting in my seat during the second half. I think it would bore my kids. Oh and it was dark too. Not just in mood. For one extended battle scene which takes place at night i didn't have a clue what was going on for the most part.
18th - #86 Austin Powers: Goldmember (FilmFour) - Daft, but still funny.
19th - #87 Wall-E (Cinema) - A truly brilliant film. This will become an all time classic I'm sure.
20th - #88 Hot Fuzz (Sky Movies) - Endlessly rewatchable. Love the crazy action at the end.
23rd - #89 Baby Mama (Download) - I liked this. Shame it didn't get a bigger release. Smarter than your average romcom
24th - #90 The Dark Knight (Cinema) - Brilliant second installment. I loved it so much...
24th - #91 The Dark Knight (Cinema)...I saw it twice in the same day. Never done that before.
26th - #92 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (Sky+, FilmFour) - Still the funniest of the 3.
August
 1st - #93 Baby Mama (Download) - Yep, still like it.
2nd - #94 Hancock (Download) - It's mostly good stuff, but the plot detour doesn't feel quite right, but fun all the same.
8th - #95 Breakdown (Dutch TV) - I love this movie
20th - #96 Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (Cinema) - Great blockbuster movie and surprisingly funny too.
22nd - #97 Somers Town (Cinema) - I'm a big fan of Shane Meadows, but I found this a let down. There seemed to be no real plot and certainly no reason to film in harsh black&white.
23rd - #98 Hellboy (Sky+, FIVE) - A reminder that the original is till good too.
23rd - #99 Midnight Run (Sky Movies) - One of my favourrites. This never gets old.
25th - #100 Daddy Day Care (TV, Fiver) - Why Why Why???
29th - #101 The Strangers (Cinema) - Actually pretty effective horror. Had me jumping in all the right places anyway. I even didn't mind the much criticised ending.
29th - #102 The Dark Knight (Cinema) - It's that man again. Still like it after 3 viewings, but not too sure about the boat sequence. could've been cut.
30th - #103 The Descent (Sky+) - Can't believe I've only just got round to seeing this. Liked it a lot.

September 
3rd - #104 Get Smart (Cinema) - Much better than anticipated. Not too bad.
6th - #105 Final Destination 2 (Sky+) - Fun and harmless.
7th - #106 Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cinema) - A bit all over the place and certainly not a real star wars film but it was mildly diverting and easilty as good as the phantom menace.
12th - #107 Eden Lake (Cinema) - Scary stuff, but didn't like the ending.
12th - #108 The Pineapple Express (Cinema) - Cluttered and messy. Funny in parts.
26th - #109 Vantage Point (DVD) - I do like this. A clever little thriller.
27th - #110 The Apartment (TV, Sky Movies) - Wow. Brilliant move seen for the first time by me at last. Didn't know much about it but glad I finally saw it. I prefer it to Some Like it Hot actually. Baxter is a great character,
30th - #111 Taken (Cinema) - Silly nonsense but not half as bad as you might think.
30th - #112 Tropic Thunder (Cinema) - Hmmm, pretty rubbish actually overall. Liked the spoof trailer at the beginning though, especially The Fatties.

October 
9th - #113 There's Something About Mary (Sky+, Anytime) - Not seen for ages. i think it's aged really well. A good comedy. I like the abrupt ending.
11th - #114 No Country For Old Men (DVD) - Really like this film. In fact, I like it more each time I watch it.
13th - #115 How To Lose Friends and Alienate People (Cinema) - Enjoyed this. Made me laugh a lot more than Run, Fatboy Run.
16th - #116 Mirrors (Cinema) - awful script, awful acting. I really hated this film and thought there was some nasty uses of children in it too that i won't ever want to watch again. Poor.
17th - #117 Mamma Mia! (Download) - Surprisingly pretty good. Made me laugh a lot and the weirdest thing was, i enjoyed it more than my wife.
18th - #118 Eagle Eye (Cinema) - An enjoyable mix between Enemy of the State, I Robot & Bad Boys (the car chases), so more Smithian than Hitchcockian. Liked it a lot though.
20th - #119 Death Race (Cinema) - Despite loads of car chases and explosions, it was quite dull. I fell asleep too.
22nd - #120 Igor (Cinema) - Rubb-ish!
24th - #121 High School Musical 3 (Cinema) - Not my cup of tea exactly, but there's no denying that it does what it sets out to do and does it well. My 2 youngest loved it as did the starjumping group of pre-teen girls sat next to me. Forgettable fluff but harmless with it.

November
14th - #122 W. (Cinema) - Blimey, long time since I saw a film. That's university life for you. Well, at least my first assignment is now handed in. As way of a treat to myself on the way home from uni, i went to see this about George W Bush. It's had bad reviews, but I quite liked it. I have very little knowledge of Bush, just the odd thing, so I had no preconceptions going in. maybe that helped.
15th - #123 Disturbia (Sky Movies) - Second viewing and still this this is an enjoyable little movie. Like it.
15th - #124 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (DVD) - Maybe time will be kind to this as i certainly didn't hate it as much as the first cuple of times. that said, it's still fairly pants for an Indy film.
17th - #125 Burn After Reading (Cinema) -  after many poor reviews I wan't hoping for much but was watching for curiosity value alone. However, I'm pleased that actually, I quite enjoyed it. I didn't find it very funny (just forget it's a comedy and you'll be ok) but i was entertained by the acting and the plot. So not as good as the Coens best, but nowhere near the worst either.
24th - #126 Blindness (Cinema) - an ordeal of a film. I have never felt the need to walk out of a film so much before, but i stuck with it. A big fan of fernando merseilles other films, i was very disappointed with Blindness.
27th - #127 Casino Royale (DVD) - I know, it's been out a couple of years, but i'm just watching it now. a brilliant action film. not usually a Bond fan, so was surprised how much i enjoyed this. hoping the sequel's as good.
27th - #128 Quantum of Solace (Cinema).. and it wasn't quite as good, but i still enjoyed it. the opening car chase was the best bit tho.
27th - #129 Changeling (Cinema) Mixed feelings about this. thought it was well acted and paced, but it is also a bit of a mess. Not bad though.
29th - #130 Bolt (Download) The first Disney CG movie which isn't a Pixar film that I've actually enjoyed. can't wait to see it in big screen 3D
30th - #131 Madagascar 2 (Cinema) - you know what? this wasn't half bad. i hated the first one, but apart from the bit where i fell asleep for 10 minutes, this kept me interested throughout.

December
27th - #132 Mama Mia (DVD) - December has been a very quiet month film-wise. I'm planning to watch a film a day next year, see if i can keep up. Anyway, my daughter got mamma mia for christmas so we watched the singalong version together. I still think its corny and silly, but great fun at the same time.
28th - #133 Hancock (DVD) - Yeah, still like this, but the massive change of tone halfway through still feels very odd.
29th #134 Yes Man (Cinema) A not bad Jim Carrey comedy, but i wish he wouldn't do so much gurning.
29th - #135 Wall-E (DVD) I still love this. A sublime film that I could've easily sat through again the moment it ended.
30th - #136 Slumdog Millionaire (Download) - A brilliant end to the year. Like a mix between City of God and Trainspotting. Emotional, funny, thrilling. Probabaly Danny Boyle's best film. It'd be great to see it win some Oscars.


Well that's that then. 62 cinema trips in the year, so that's my Unlimited card justified. Happy new year Empire!
Now sort that edit button out or i might have to collate all this info elsewhere.

< Message edited by frankie -- 23/2/2009 7:18:13 PM >


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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 1/1/2009 10:43:23 AM   
wrenster


Posts: 1906
Joined: 12/10/2005
JANUARY

CINEMA
 
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 4/5
Cloverfield 5/5
No Country For Old Men 4/5
Sweeny Todd 4/5

DVD/TV

42nd Street 5/5
Midnight Movies: From The Margin To The Mainstream 4/5 
The Importance Of Being Earnest 3/5
My Beautiful Laundrette 4/5
Le Bossu 4/5
The Tomb Of Ligeia 3/5
Body Double 3/5
The Shipping News 3/5
Harold And Kumar Get The Munchies 3/5
Thinner 2/5
Carla's Song 4/5
Flushed Away 4/5
Breakout 3/5
Brides Of Dracula 3/5
Battleship Potemkin 5/5
Tatie Danielle 4/5 
Fallen 3/5
The Phantom Of The Opera (1962) 4/5
Bob And Carol And Ted And Alice 3/5

FEBRUARY

CINEMA

Juno 4/5
The Bucket List 4/5
Rambo 2/5
Meet The Spartans 0/5
There Will Be Blood 5/5

DVD/TV

California Split 4/5
Man On The Moon 4/5
Paper Moon 4/5
The Break-Up 3/5 
Thank You For Smoking 3/5
The Abominable Snowman 3/5
Idiocracy 3/5
Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger 2/5 
The Lonely Guy 3/5
Norma Rae 4/5
Address Unknown 4/5
The Claim 2/5
Man Of The Year 3/5
The Good Shepherd 3/5
Porco Rosso 4/5
Harlem Nights 3/5
Little Black Book 1/5
Ringu 2 3/5
Hotel Rwanda 5/5
Grizzly Man 4/5 
The Dam Busters 4/5
The Running Man 3/5
Paths Of Glory 5/5
Babel 4/5 
Night Shift 4/5
Superstar 2/5
Ronin 3/5
Stranger Than Fiction 3/5
Varsity Blues 2/5
Slither 4/5
Magicians 3/5
The Pride And The Passion 3/5
The Barefoot Contessa 3/5
The Misfits 4/5
Secret Window 3/5
Running Scared (2006) 2/5
Jersey Girl 4/5
The Gingerbread Man 3/5 
Friends With Money 2/5
Kingdom Of Heaven 4/5
Agnes Of God 3/5
At Close Range 3/5
The Haunting (1962) 4/5
The Exorcism Of Emily Rose 4/5
The Skeleton Key 3/5
Dracula (1931) 5/5
 
MARCH
 
CINEMA
 
 Be Kind Rewind 3/5
 
DVD/TV

The Mothman Prophecies 4/5
The Gate 2/5 
So I Married An Axe Murderer 4/5
The Relic 2/5
Ring O: Birthday 4/5
AVP: Alien Vs Predator 2/5
Creature From The Black Lagoon 3/5
The Machinist 4/5
Chicago 4/5 
Layer Cake 4/5
Hollywoodland 4/5
Les Vacances de M.Hulot 5/5
Peeping Tom 5/5
The Andromeda Strain 4/5 
Win A Date With Tad Hamilton 3/5
Human Nature 3/5
Topaz 3/5
Henry And June 2/5 
Mean Streets 5/5
Cube 3/5
Euro Trip 2/5
Crash (2004) 5/5
The Entity 3/5
Run Lola Run 4/5
Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? 4/5
Chicken Little 3/5
Prime 3/5
The Kid (1921) 5/5
Fellini - Satyricon 1/5
Sonatine 3/5
The Aristocats 4/5 
The Black Cauldren 3/5
Pocahontas 3/5
Around The World In 80 Days (1956) 4/5
Apt Pupil 4/5
Angel Heart 4/5
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London 1/5
For Your Consideration 3/5
The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen 4/5
Home On The Range 3/5
101 Dalmations 5/5
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown 3/5
Lost In Yonkers 3/5
Cellular 3/5
What Women Want 3/5
Homicide 4/5
Sayonara 3/5
Big Bad Mamma 2/5
Rushmore 4/5
The Muppet Movie 4/5
Wimbledom 2/5
DOA: Dead Or Alive 3/5
Broadway Danny Rose 4/5
Jack And Sarah 4/5
Art School Confidential 3/5
Around The World In 80 Days 2/5
On The Beach 3/5
Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure 4/5
Pride And Prejudice (2005) 4/5
Land Of The Dead 4/5 
 
APRIL
 
CINEMA
 
Superhero Movie 1/5
The Bank Job 4/5
In Bruges 3/5
 
DVD/TV
 
Jackass: Number 2 4/5
The Great Muppet Caper 3/5
Tarzan (1999) 4/5
Oliver And Company 3/5
The Sword In The Stone 3/5
Before Night Falls 4/5
Darkness Falls 1/5
A Life Less Ordinary 3/5
Supergirl 2/5

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story 4/5 
Melody Time 3/5
The Emperor's New Groove 4/5
Treasure Planet 3/5
The Fox And The Hound 3/4
From Hell 3/5
Family Plot 3/5
Boudu Save From Drowning 4/5
The Haunting 1/5
The Scorpion King 2/5
Bamboozled 3/5
Torque 1/5
Passenger 57 3/5
Swordfish 3/5
Scary Movie 1/5 
Went The Day Well 4/5
Scary Movie 2 1/5
Scary Movie 3 3/5
Look Who's Talking 3/5
Look Who's Talking Too 2/5
Look Who's Talking Now 1/5
The Saint 3/5
Kiss Of The Dragon 4/5
Marked For Death 1/5
Bulletproof Monk 2/5
How Stella Got Her Groove Back 2/5
Affliction 4/5
Africa Screams 2/5

MAY

CINEMA

Iron Man 4/5
Forgetting Sarah Marshall 4/5
Speed Racer 2/5
Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skulls 4/5

DVD/TV 

Raiders Of The Lost Ark 5/5
Agency 2/5
Airheads 3/5
After The Sunset 3/5
The Alamo 4/5
Accidental Hero 4/5
The Accidental Spy 2/5 
The Actors 3/5
Aeon Flux 1/5
The Affair Of The Necklace 2/5
Abraham Lincoln 4/5
Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade 4/5
The Absent-Minded Professor 3/5
Above The Rim 3/5
Abouna 4/5
Where The Truth Lies 4/5
Romance And Cigarettes 3/5
U-571 3/5 
Son Of Flubber 3/5 

JUNE
 
CINEMA
 
The Incredible Hulk 3/5
Wanted 3/5
 
DVD/TV
 
Ali 4/5
Alligator 4/5
Alligator II: The Mutation 1/5
Anaconda 2/5
The Animal 1/5
Animal Factory 3/5
Three Days Of The Condor 4/5
Garfield - The Movie 1/5
Mission Without Permission 2/5
This Is England 5/5
Fathom 2/5
Bandolero 3/5
Tadpole 3/5
Mortal Thoughts 3/5
Our House 3/5
Brother 3/5
Breaker Morant 4/5
Mad Dog And Glory 3/5
The Assassination Of Richard Nixon 4/5
Evan Almight 1/5


JULY
 
CINEMA
 
Wall-E 5/5
Mamma Mia! 4/5
Journey To The Centre of The Earth 3D 3/5

 
DVD/TV
 
Anywhere But Here 3/5
The Woodsman 4/5
Attack Of The 50ft Woman (1993) 2/5
Best Laid Plans 3/5 
Elektra 2/5
Freddie Vs Jason 2/5
eXistenZ 4/5
Freaky Friday 3/5
Jackass: The Movie 5/5
The Bad News Bears 4/5
Black & White 3/5
Birthday Girl 2/5
The Mod Squad 2/5
XXX: The Next Level 1/5 

AUGUST
 
CINEMA
 
Kung Fu Panda 4/5
The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian 3/5
Son Of Rambow 4/5
What Happens In Vegas 2/5
Swing Vote 3/5
Tropic Thunder 5/5
Death Race 3/5
The House Bunny 3/5


DVD/TV
 
Gone Baby Gone 4/5
Fletch 4/5
Meatballs 3/5
Missing (1982) 5/5
High Fidelity 4/5
Diamonds Are Forever 3/5
Cannonball! 2/5
Venus 4/5
The Bridge To Terabithia 4/5
Blades of Glory 4/5
After Hours 4/5
Night Creatures 3/5
Grindhouse 4/5
Help! 4/5
Dan In Real Life 3/5
Double Take 2/5
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 2/5
Casino Royale 5/5

SEPTEMBER 

CINEMA
 
The Happening 2/5
The Forbidden Kingdom 3/5
Mrs Pettigrew Lives For A Day 3/5
The Dark Knight 5/5
Pineapple Express 4/5
Righteous Kill 2/5
 
 
DVD/TV
 
Rush Hour 3 2/5
Gunfight At The OK Corrall 4/5
Arlington Road 4/5
Semi-Pro 2/5
Vacancy 3/5
North Country 4/5
3.10 To Yuma 3/5
Bringing Out The Dead 3/5
The Falcon And The Snowman 4/5 
My Darling Clementine 5/5
The Weather Man 3/5
Angela's Ashes 4/5
Blood And Sand (1922) 3/5
Sixteen Candles 3/5
Anna And The King 3/5
Factotum 3/5
Behind The Sun 4/5 
The Final Countdown 3/5
Epic Movie 1/5
Birth 3/5
Music And Lyrics 3/5
Kes 5/5
The Nutty Professor 4/5 
Black Snake Moan 3/5
Factory Girl 3/5
Sailor Beware! 2/5
A Kid For Two Farthings 4/5
Finding Neverland 4/5
I Want Candy 3/5
Death Race 2000 4/5 
The Guinea Pig 3/5
Mystery, Alaska 3/5
Cool Hand Luke 5/5
Away From Her 4/5 


OCTOBER
 
CINEMA
 
Death Race (2nd Viewing) 3/5
Burn After Reading 4/5
Quantum Of Solace 4/5
 
DVD/TV
 
No Way Out 4/5
Deja Vu 4/5
Fast Times At Ridgemont High 3/5
Some Kind Of Wonderful 4/5 
Steptoe And Son Ride Again 2/5
The Sorcerers 2/5
Look Back In Anger 4/5
Heaven Can Wait 5/5
Girls! Girls! Girls! 2/5
Corridors Of Blood 3/5 
Hot Shots Part Deux 4/5
Jane Austen's Mafia! 2/5
The Counterfeiters 5/5 
The Driver 4/5
Dr No 4/5
The School For Scoundrels 2/5
The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas 3/5
From Russia With Love 5/5
Goldfinger 5/5
Thunderball 4/5
You Only Live Twice 4/5
On Her Majesty's Secret Service 3/5
Diamonds Are Forever 4/5
Live And Let Die 3/5
The World Is Not Enough 3/5
Casino Royale 5/5
Die Another Day 2/5 

NOVEMBER
 
CINEMA
 
 Changeling 5/5
 
DVD/TV
 
The Long Memory 4/5
Kenny 4/5
Shortland Tales 2/5
Click 2/5
Porridge 4/5
Singin' In The Rain 5/5 
Reign Over Me 4/5
Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea 3/5
The Brave One 2/5
The Man Who Knew Too Much 5/5
Wait Until Dark 3/5
Eastern Promises 3/5
The Evil Of Frankenstein 3/5
Dead Silence 1/5
The Ninth Gate 2/5
The Grissom Gang 1/5
August Rush 4/5
The Fountain 3/5
Balls Of Fury 3/5

DECEMBER

CINEMA
 
The Day The Earth Stood Still 2/5
 
DVD/TV

Smokey And The Bandit 4/5
The Three Musketeers 5/5
Coneheads 2/5
Wild Hogs 2/5
The Muse 3/5
The Four Musketeers 4/5
The Tango Lesson 3/5
Mamma Mia! 4/5
Saturday Night And Sunday Morning 4/5
School For Scoundrels 4/5
Scrooge 5/5
Rouge Trader 2/5

Road To Bali 4/5
The Cheap Detective 3/5
La Antena 5/5

Shark Tale 3/5
Wallace And Gromit In The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit 4/5
A Chump At Oxford 3/5
Another Fine Mess 4/5
From Soup To Nuts 3/5
Rita, Sue And Bob Too 3/5

Scream Of Fear 4/5
Hallam Foe 4/5



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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 1/1/2009 12:12:34 PM   
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Posts: 4028
Joined: 11/11/2006
From: Wells, England
These are only films seen for first time.

I started late so the first few months are lacking dates.

D= DVD C= Cinema T=TV I=Internet

January
Last King of Scotland: ***** D
Cloverfield **** C
No Country For Old Men ***** C
Fargo **** I
Pulp Fiction **** D
Sunshine **** D
Collatarel **** D
The Simpson's Movie * I
The Host *** D

Film Of The Month: No Country For Old Men

Films Watched: 9


Febuary
Once Upon A Time In The West **** D
Munich **** D
The Darjeeling Limited **** C
The Golden Compass * C
Miller's Crossing ***** D
The Proposition **** D
The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford ***** C

Film Of The Month: The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford

Films Watched: 6

March
1st L.A Confidential ***** D
2nd Reservoir Dogs **** D
3rd Fight Club ***** D
5th The Usual Suspects ***** D
7th Goodfellas **** D
7th 3:10 to Yuma ** I
10th Dead Man's Shoes ***** TV
12th Barton Fink ***** D
14th Tin Men **** TV
15th The Lives Of Others ***** D
16th Downfall *** D
17th American Gangster *** I
19th K-Pax ** TV
19th Repo Man **** TV
19th There Will Be Blood ***** C
21st The Man Who Wasn't There **** D
23rd Citizen Kane **** I
24th Unforgiven **** D
24th The Three Burials of Melquidas Estrada ***** D
29th Once Upon A Time In America *** TV
31st La Haine ***** D
31st Taxi Driver **** D

Film Of The Month: Fight Club

Films Watched: 22


April
2nd 28 Weeks Later *** D
6th Road To Perdition **** TV
20th The Deer Hunter **** TV
21st 12 Angry Men ***** I
23rd Mean Streets **** D
24th Zodiac ***** D
28th The Seventh Seal *** D
28th Se7en ***** D

Film of the Month: 12 Angry Men

Films watched: 8


May
1st Brazil *** D
1st Dirty Harry **** D
3rd The Prestige **** D
4th O Brother, Where Art Thou? **** TV
7th The Third Man ***** D
9th Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter ... And Spring **** D
12th Leon ***** D
14th Mulholland Drive ***** D
15th Aguirre, The Wrath of God *** D
19th Apocalypse Now ***** D

Film of the Month: Apocalypse Now

Films watched: 10


June
4th Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull * C
13th American History X **** D
14th American Beauty ***** D
15th Gone, Baby, Gone **** C
18th Touch Of Evil **** I
21st This Is England ***** D
25th A Bittersweet Life **** D
27th Memento **** TV

Film of the Month: American Beauty

Films Watched: 8


July (trying to update this failed numerous times, so i've now forgotten the dates...)
Blood Simple ***** D
The Big Lebowski **** D
Hancock *** C
The Fugitive *** D
The Thing **** D

Film of the Month: Blood Simple
Films Watched: 5


August
9th The Shawshank Redemption ***** D
10th The Dark Knight ***** C
11th El Mariachi *** D
15th American Psycho ***** D
17th The Devil's Backbone **** D
20th Public Enemy **** I
23rd Cidade De Deus ***** D
24th The Machinist ***** D
25th Badlands ***** D
26th Get Carter ** D
27th Ong-Bak **** D

Film of the Month: Badlands

Films Watched: 11


September
3rd The Game ** D
9th One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest *** D
12th The Thin Red Line ***** D
12th Day Watch ** D
14th JSA ***** I
18th Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang **** D
19th Audition **** D
28th Memories Of Murder ***** D

Film of the Month: The Thin Red Line

Films Watched: 8


October
2nd Scarface **** D
3rd You Only Live Once *** D
4th Thelma & Louise ***** D
6th Layer Cake **** D
12th Gomorrah ***** C
12th Ashes Of Time: Redux ***C
14th True Romance *** D
16th Natural Born Killers **** D
18th Bonnie & Clyde ** D
19th The Getaway *** D
20th The Dead Zone ** TV
22nd Oldboy ***** TV
25th Eastern Promises *** D
26th Being John Malkovich *** TV
27th The New World *** TV
28th Hidden ***** D
29th Battle Royale **** TV

Film Of The Month: Oldboy

Films Watched: 17


November
3rd Brotherhood **** D
7th Chinatown **** D
10th Fistful Of Dollars **** D
12th The Truman Show **** D
15th Lady Vengeance **** D
17th On The Waterfront **** D
19th Quantum of Solace *** D
21st Yasmin *** D
26th A Way Of Life **** D
28th Sin City **** D

Film of the Month: The Truman Show

Films Watched: 10


December
2nd JFK ***** DVD
5th Psycho ***** DVD
7th The Green Mile ***** TV
13th One Night In Mongkok ***** DVD
17th Burn After Reading **** C
18th Changeling ***** C
24th Protege ***** D
26th Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit ** TV
30th Rear Window ***** D
30th The Mist ***** I
31st Rope **** D

Film of the Month: Protege

Films Watched:11



Target No. of films to watch (for 1st time): 150
Total No. of films watched (for 1st time): 125



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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 3/1/2009 5:35:18 PM   
DJ Rob C: Mark II!


Posts: 34877
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Christmas town
My Cinema Diary: 2008
 
January 

Saturday January 5th (Manchester Printworks- Odeon)
12: 30- 14:20
Balls of Fury (12A)


Saturday Jan 12th (Manchester AMC Cinemas)
12:15- 14:15
Dan in Real Life (PG)

Saturday Jan 12th (Manchester AMC Cinemas)
14:45- 16:45
Charlie Wilson's War (15)

Saturday January 19th (Manchester Printworks- Odeon)
11:45- 13:40
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (15)

Saturday January 19th (Manchester Printworks- Odeon)
15:00- 17:15
No Country for Old Men (15)

Saturday January 26th (Odeon Trafford Centre)
15:10- 17:30
Sweeney Todd (18)

Film of the Month: Sweeney Todd (18)
 

February 

Saturday February 2nd (Empire Cinemas Wigan)
11:45- 13:30
Cloverfield (15)

Thursday February 7th (Cineworld St Helens)
20:30- 22:50
No Country for Old Men (15)

Saturday February 9th (Manchester Odeon Printworks)
13:40- 15:35
Juno (12A)

Tuesday February 12th (Empire Cinemas Wigan)
20:00- 22:20
National Treasure II: Book of Secrets (PG)

Thursday February 14th (Manchester Printworks Odeon)
15:00- 16:50
Jumper (12A)

Saturday February 16th (Manchester Printworks Odeon)
13:00- 16:00
There Will be Blood (15)

Saturday February 23rd (Cineworld St Helens)
11:40- 13:50
Be Kind Rewind (12A)



Film of the Month: There Will be Blood (15)
 

March

Saturday March 1st (Manchester Odeon IMAX Printworks)
12:00- 13:35
U2 3D (U)
 
Tuesday March 4th (Empire Cinemas Wigan)
20:50- 22:45
Semi Pro (15)
 
Saturday March 8th (Cineworld St Helens)
12:30- 14:20
Diary of the Dead (18)
 
Tuesday March 11th (Empire Cinemas Wigan)
20:40- 22:35
Vantage Point (12A)
 
Saturday March 15th (Odeon Printworks Manchester)
11:00- 12:40
Dr Seuss's Horton Hears a Who (U)
 
Saturday March 15th (Odeon Printworks Manchester)
14:30- 16:30
10, 000 BC (12A)
 
Wednesday March 19th (Odeon Printworks Manchester)
19:30- 22:30
Total Film Red Carpet Preview (18)
 
Saturday March 22nd (Odeon Printworks Manchester IMAX)
15:10- 16:00
The Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)
 
Monday March 24th (Odeon Warrington)
18:00- 19:40
Dr Seuss's Horton Hears a Who (U)
 
Saturday March 29th (Odeon Printworks Manchester)
12:15- 15:45
Grindhouse (18)

Film of the Month: Grindhouse (18)


April 

Tuesday April 1st (Empire Cinemas Wigan)
20:15- 22:20
Drillbit Taylor (12A)
 
Saturday April 5th (Cineworld Dundee)
13:30- 15:40
Son of Rambow (12A)

Saturday April 12th (Empire Cinemas Wigan)
12:30- 14:55
21 (12A)
 
Tuesday April 15th (Cineworld St Helens)
20:30- 22:50
Shine a Light (12A)
 
Saturday April 19th (Cineworld St Helens)
11:20- 13:30
Street Kings (15)
 
Saturday April 19th (Cineworld St Helens)
13:55- 16:05
In Bruges (18)
 
Tuesday April 22nd (Empire Cinemas Wigan)
20:30- 22:45
Fool's Gold (12A)
 
Saturday April 26th (Cineworld St Helens)
13:40- 15:45
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (15)

Film of the Month: Son of Rambow (12A)
 

May

Tuesday May 6th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:15- 22:35
Iron Man (12A)
 
Saturday May 10th- Odeon Printworks
10:30- 13:00
Speed Racer (PG)
 
Saturday May 10th- Odeon Printworks
14:15- 16:20
Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? (12A)
 
Saturday May 17th- Cineworld St Helens
11:00- 12:50
Charlie Bartlett (15)
 
Saturday May 17th- Cineworld St Helens
13:50- 16:00
Doomsday (18)
 
Friday May 23rd- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:15- 22:35
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (12A)

Film of the Month: Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? (12A)


June 

Sunday June 1st- Empire Cinemas Wigan
21:15- 23:15
Harold and Kumar: Escape from Guantanamo Bay (18)
 
Saturday June 7th- Cineworld St Helens
13:20- 15:40
Gone Baby Gone (15)
 
Tuesday June 17th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:10- 22:30
The Incredible Hulk (12A)
 
Saturday June 21st- Cineworld St Helens
18:25- 20:20
The Happening (15)
 
Monday June 23rd- Odeon Trafford Centre
13:10- 14:30
Superhero Movie (12A)
 
Saturday June 28th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
13:25- 16:10
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (PG)

Film of the Month: Gone Baby Gone (15)
 

July 

Tuesday July 1st- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:10- 22:20
Wanted (18)
 
Saturday July 5th- Odeon Printworks IMAX
12:55- 14:30
Kung Fu Panda: The IMAX Experience (PG)
 
Saturday July 12th- AMC Manchester
13:25- 15:30
The Mist (15)
 
Tuesday July 15th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:20- 22:10
Hancock (12A)

Saturday July 19th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
11:30- 13:40
Wall-E (U)
 
Wednesday July 23rd- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:15- 22:25
Wall-E (U)
 
Saturday July 26th- Manchester Odeon Printworks IMAX
12:00- 14:40
The Dark Knight (12A)
 
Tuesday July 29th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:00- 22:50
The Dark Knight (12A)


Film of the Month: The Dark Knight IMAX (12A)


August 

Saturday August 9th- Cineworld St Helens
19:35- 21:30
X-Files: I Want to Believe (15)
 
Tuesday August 12th- Cineworld St Helens
20:45- 22:55
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (12A)

Saturday August 16th- Odeon IMAX Manchester
12:00- 14:40
The Dark Knight IMAX (12A)

Tuesday August 19th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:00- 22:45
The Dark Knight (12A)
 
Wednesday August 20th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:15- 22:25
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (12A)
 
Saturday August 23rd- Cineworld St Helens
13:20- 15:40
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (12A)
 
Tuesday August 26th- Cineworld St Helens
21:00- 23:00
Get Smart (12A)

Film of the Month: Hellboy II (12A)


September 

Wednesday September 3rd- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:20- 22:20
Step Brothers (15)
 
Saturday September 6th- Manchester Odeon Printworks
11:45- 14:00
Rock n Rolla (15)
 
Saturday September 6th- Manchester Odeon Printworks
15:00- 17:00
The Wackness (15)
 
Monday September 8th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
19:00- 21:00
Pineapple Express (15)

Saturday September 20th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
11:10- 13:20
Tropic Thunder (15)
 
Saturday September 27th- Cineworld St Helens
11:00- 13:00
Righteous Kill (15)
 
Saturday September 27th- Cineworld St Helens
13:50- 16:00
Death Race (15)
 
Tuesday September 30th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:45- 22:35
Taken (15)

Film of the Month: The Wackness (15)
 

October 
 
Saturday October 4th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
12:45- 14:55
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (15)
 
Saturday October 11th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
12:00- 13:40
Igor (PG)
 
Tuesday October 14th- Cineworld St Helens
20:40- 22:40
City of Ember (PG)
 
Saturday October 18th- Manchester IMAX Printworks Odeon
11:30- 13:30
Eagle Eye IMAX (12A)
 
Tuesday October 21st- Cineworld St Helens
20:45- 22:45
Burn after Reading (15)
 
Saturday October 25th- Cineworld St Helens
11:30- 13:30
Ghost Town (12A)

Film of the Month: Ghost Town (12A)


November 

Tuesday November 4th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:30- 22:35
Quantum of Solace (12A)
 
Wednesday November 12th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:30- 22:35
Quantum of Solace (12A)
 
Saturday November 15th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
12:45- 14:45
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (18)

Wednesday November 19th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:50- 22:50
Max Payne (15)
 
Saturday November 22nd- Odeon Trafford Centre
14:30- 17:00
Body of Lies (15)

Saturday November 29th- Odeon Printworks IMAX
13:00- 14:30
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa IMAX (PG)

Film of the Month:  Body of Lies (15)
 

December 

Tuesday December 2nd: Cineworld St Helens
20:40- 22:40
What Just Happened? (15)

Saturday December 6th- Odeon Printworks Manchester
13:30- 15:30
The Transporter III (15)

Saturday December 13th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
12:30- 14:30
The Day the Earth Stood Still (12A)

Friday December 19th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:15- 22:15
Inkheart (PG)

Saturday December 20th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
11:45- 13:45
Yes Man (12A)

Friday December 26th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
13:20- 15:20
Bedtime Stories (PG)

Sunday December 28th- Empire Cinemas Wigan
20:45- 22:45
Yes Man (12A)

Film of the Month: Yes Man (12A)



Film of the Year: The Dark Knight (12A)


Rating System featuring Comparisons to 2007:
 
- Utterly Magnificent Moviemaking (ala The Assassination of Jesse James)
- Fantastic, yet not Perfect (ala Transformers)
- A great piece of lite entertainment (ala The Heartbreak Kid)
- A decent piece of entertainment, with major flaws (ala Resident Evil: Extinction)
- A dodgy piece of cinema that has some merits (ala Next)
- Utter garbage, that should be burned (ala Hannibal Rising)
 
Total Number of Movies Seen: 63
Target Number of Movies Seen: 80+
Below Target!

Total Number of Visits: 70

Target Number of Visits: 90+
Below Target!

Top 15 of the Year! 

15) Yes Man (12A)
14) Quantum of Solace (12A)
13) Walk Hard (15)
12) Ghost Town (12A)
11) Hellboy II: The Golden Army (12A)
10) Gone Baby Gone (15)
9)  Sweeney Todd (18)
8) No Country for Old Men (15)
7) Grindhouse (18)
6) The Mist (15)
5) In Bruges (18)
4) Son of Rambow (12A)
3) There Will be Blood (15)
2) Wall-E (U)
1) The Dark Knight (12A)

Best Comedy: Ghost Town (12A)
Best Action: The Dark Knight (12A)
Best Drama: The Dark Knight (12A)
Best Horror: The Dark Knight (12A)
Best Sci-Fi: Wall-E (U)
Best Sequel: The Dark Knight (12A)

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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 4/1/2009 1:05:38 AM   
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Do the participants of this thread fancy voting for their favourite films of the year in my poll?

Link to it is in my sig.

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RE: My Cinema Diary 2008 - 28/2/2009 5:32:15 AM   
Squidward Hark Bugle

 

Posts: 9407
Joined: 17/10/2007
From: Splashed
Blue: First viewing
Red: Second viewing
Black: Third or subsequent viewing.

JANUARY

2001: A Space Odyssey - - DVD
No Country For Old Men - - CINEMA
2001: A Space Odyssey - - DVD
Chicago - - DVD
Bad Education - - DVD
Lolita - - DVD
2010: The Year We Made Contact - - DVD
Requiem For A Dream - - DVD
Highway - - VHS
Blood Diamond - - DVD
Clerks. - - DVD
Spartacus - - DVD
American Gangster - - CINEMA
Hairspray - - DVD
An Unfinished Life - - DVD
Thumbsucker - - DVD
Igby Goes Down - - DVD
π - - DVD
Babel - - DVD
Transamerica - - DVD
Nothing - - DVD
Metropolis - - DVD
V For Vendetta - - DVD
The Pianist - - DVD
Cloverfield - - CINEMA
Mulholland Drive - - DVD
The Fountain - - DVD
Juno - - CINEMA
The Good Girl - - DVD
The Basketball Diaries - - DVD
Moonlight Mile - - DVD
Cube - - DVD
I'm Not There - - CINEMA
Thousands Cheer - - TV
Monster's Ball - - VHS
Brokeback Mountain - - DVD
Akira - - DVD
Rebel Without A Cause - - DVD
A Clockwork Orange - - DVD
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street - - CINEMA

FEBRUARY

This Is Spinal Tap
-
2001: A Space Odyssey -
Transamerica
-
Pulp Fiction -
The Hours -
3:10 To Yuma -
Dancer In The Dark -
City Of God -
Full Metal Jacket -
Eyes Wide Shut -
Stanley Kubrick: A Life In Pictures -
A Clockwork Orange -
Bug -
A Very Long Engagement -
There Will Be Blood -
Donnie Darko Director's Cut -
The Exorcist -
Watership Down -
Saw III -
Love Story -
2001: A Space Odyssey -
Jumper -
Back To The Future -
Misery -

MARCH

Reservoir Dogs
-
We Own The Night -
Fargo -
The Diving Bell And The Butterfly -
Exotica -
Fantasia -
Superbad -
Planet Terror -
The Black Balloon -
Death Proof -
There Will Be Blood -
Matilda -
Zodiac -
Mulholland Drive -
Blue Velvet -
Irréversible -
Grindhouse -
Rendition -
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street -
1984 -
Grindhouse -
From Dusk Till Dawn -
Aliens -
Death Proof -
Swimming Pool -
Kill Bill Volume 1 -
Before The Devil Knows You're Dead -

APRIL

Lost Highway
-
Mulholland Drive -
Hollywoodland -
There Will Be Blood -
Liquid Sky -
INLAND EMPIRE -
Eraserhead -
Fargo -
Oz -
Pulp Fiction -
Funny Games (1997)-
Gone With The Wind -
Ed Wood -
Erin Brockovich -
Eyes Wide Shut -
The Nightmare Before Christmas -
Gone Baby Gone -
Monsters, Inc. -
Juno -
Little Miss Sunshine -
Panic Room -
Mulholland Drive -
A Clockwork Orange -
Fahrenheit 9/11 -
Brokeback Mountain -
Southland Tales -
Little Miss Sunshine -


I'll update this to include the entire year as I get the time.


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