Welcome to the 5th section of my Movie list! We have previously covered films from 1987-2009 in parts I , II, III, IV! This segment will cover 2010-2014, A period dominated by genre films. This is also the point at which I began to blog about my movie viewings! Look for the (Review) links to see what I thought! As always, I will provide “skinnys” of all the films I saw in cinemas in each individual year.
310: Metropolis: Restored – Hehe, I know that this is a silent film from the 20’s. But this is the first time the WHOLE film has been seen since release. I saw it in a small Indy theater with a good friend, and the place was PACKED! She was shocked at the crowd and asked “What the hell are we seeing?! What are you taking me to?” By modern standards, the film is crude. But when you realize what an impact this had on all sci fi films from star wars to blade runner, it deserves the attention.
311: Tron: Legacy – This is one that many did not like. I found the story to be good, and the effects incredible. Jeff Bridges makes a strong case for being a must see actor. Every film he has made for the last decade has been on the money. I cannot wait to see his Rooster Cogburn. Tron was one of my favorite movies as a kid. I think Disney did a fine job with this movie.
312: Deathly Hallows Part 1 – The best entry in this series since Goblet of fire. Emma Watson stole this movie. I don’t know when exactly she learned to act, but she brought it in this film. Far superior to her previous outings.
313: Jackass 3-D – Besides being stupidly hilarious, it was surprisingly emotional for me. I have been watching these guys since I was 19! Most of them were about 19 then too. As I watch them wince with pain, and show the result of a decade of battering their bodies, it reminds me of my own slowly decaying body. hehe. Its funny what makes you nostaligic for your youth. Jackass is apparently it for me.
314: MACHETE – Danny Trejo is awesome. This movie was awesome. If you skipped it, you missed out.
315: Clash of the Titans – I saw this only to hear Neeson say “Release the Kraken!” I have no particular affinity for the original AT ALL. In fact I just about despise it. I found this watchable, and I look forward to “WRATH of the Titans”
316: Kick-Ass – This nearly made the Best list. It was an excellent film that featured an outstanding performance by Nicholas Cage. When is the last time you could honestly say that?!
317: Iron Man 2 – Good film, not as good as the first. Downey steals the film, as usual, but the threat was not grooving for me. Good set up for Avengers though. I especially liked Roger Sterling as Tony’s “Walt Disney-like ” father.
318: Macgruber – Yeah, I liked this movie. go to hell. The Celery scene redeemed it.
319: The A-Team – Yeah, I liked this movie too. go to hell. They FLEW A TANK!
320: Salt – Ok film, Jolie turned in a great performance. Liev Schreiber is always welcome too.
321: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – This is supposedly NOTHING like the book. It figures because I actually enjoyed this one. That little pain in the ass kid, Eustace, was awesome.
322: The Expendables – Some parts were ok, but the rest was embarassingly bad. I feel sorry for Mickey Rourke. This should have been a lot better. #2 got a lot of it right.
323: Alice in Wonderland – What a steaming pile of dog shit this was. Tim Burton should be ashamed. When Johnny Depp can’t save a movie, you are in trouble. He certainly tried to save it, but even he went too far.
324: Grown Ups – Biggest let down of the year. What in the holy hell was this movie? What happened to David Spade, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, and Rob Schneider. Well, Schneider was always terrible, but at least he could be awesomely crude. This was awful.
309: Inception – Without a doubt, of everything I saw this year- this is the one that impressed me the most. DiCaprio is on fire right now, Ellen Page nearly stole the movie, and Christopher Nolan is my favorite director at the moment. His films are all must-see.