felicityking: (art)
2017-01-01 12:32 am

[sticky entry] Sticky: Scrapbook 2017

 100 new films. 10 musicals. 10 documentaries. Silent Cinema. Finish Disney Bronze Age& Renaissance. AOS season 3, Luke Cage season 1. 3 miniseries. 25 books. Rewatch at least 1 film per month from my own dvd collection.

Books:
1. Eat Me by Megan Rose Gedris (Rosalarian Comics, 2016)
2. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell (Penguin Classics, 1853)
3. Absolute Power: Tales of Queer Villainy, edited by Erica Friedman (Northwest Press, 2016)
4. Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting by Justine Prado and Jenn St-Onge (Emet Comics, 2016)
5. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (Longmeadow Press, 1886)
6. Check Please, Year One by Ngozi Ukazu (Ngozi Ukazu, 2017. Second Edition)
7. Check Please, Year Two by Ngozi Ukazu (Ngozi Ukazu, 2017)
8. The Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy edited by Tom Cardamone (Northwest Press, 2012)
9. Bailey's Cafe by Gloria Naylor (Vintage Contemporary, 1992)

Documentaries:

1. The Birth of The Tramp (cinema, Charlie Chaplin, 2014) (January)
2. Chaplin's Goliath (cinema, Eric Campbell, 1996) 
3. Hotel Monterey (Eclipse Series 19: Chantal Ackerman in the Seventies, the Criterion Collection, 1975)
4. The Celluloid Closet (cinema, queer representation, 1995)(Feb)
5. Inside the Keystone Project (cinema, film restoration, Charlie Chaplin, 2010)#
6. Silence Traces: Discovering Early Hollywood through the Films of Charlie Chaplin (cinema, film history, 2010)#
7. Cairo As Told By Youssef Chahine (Cairo, 1991)
8. A Fuller Life (Samuel Fuller, history/cinema, 2013) (March)
9. Liv and Ingmar (Ullmann, Bergman, cinema, 2012)
10.
Du cote de la cote (French Riviera tourism, Agnes Varda, 1958) (April)
11. Black Panthers (politics, Agnes Varda, 1968)
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12. Tati Story (Jacques Tati, French cinema, 2002)(May)

Cinema:
bold equal rewatch, italic equal international

1. The Shawshank Redemption (Warner Brothers; USA, 1994)    >January
2. Marty (United Artists/MGM; USA, 1955)*****
3. A Walk in the Spring Rain (Columbia; USA, 1970)
4. Friday the 13th, Part VII: The New Blood (Paramount; USA, 1988)
5. Tillie's Punctured Romance (Keystone; USA, 1914)
6. [safe] (Sony Picture Classics; UK, USA, 1995)******
7. Tortilla Soup (Samuel Goldwyn Films; USA, 2001)
8. Robin Hood (Disney; USA, 1973)
9. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Disney; USA, 1977)
10. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (MGM; USA, 1941)
11. Mulholland Dr. (Studio Canal; France, USA, 2001)*****
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12. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Studio Canal/Lionsgate; USA, France 1991) (Ex Version)   >February
13. Gentleman's Agreement (20th Century Fox; USA, 1947)
14. Belladonna of Sadness (Japan, 1973)
15. The Grifters (Miramax; USA, Canada, 1990)
*****
16. Men Don't Leave (Warner Bros.; USA, 1990)
*****
17. The Piano (Miramax; New Zealand, Australia, France, 1993)
18. Eat Drink Man Woman (Samuel Goldwyn Company; Taiwan, USA, 1994)
19. La Cage aux Folles (United Artists; France, Italy, 1978)
20. Ace in the Hole (Paramount; USA, 1951)9
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21. Metropolis (Germany, 1926) (Kino Classics restored edition)   >March
22. The Dark Crystal (Sony; USA, 1982)
23. Rosemary's Baby (Paramount; USA, 1968)
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24. The Long Day Closes (UK, 1992)   >April
25. The Lady Vanishes (UK, 1938)
26. I Know Where I'm Going! (UK, 1945)
27. The Browning Version (UK, 1951)
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28. The Martian (Fox; USA, UK, 2015)
29. Freaks (USA, 1932)
30. Drunken Angel (Japan, 1948)
31. Lumière d'été (France, 1943)
32. Gilda (Columbia; USA, 1946)
33. Only One Night (Sweden, 1939)
34. Blow-Up (UK, Italy, USA, 1966)7
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35. Legend (Universal; USA, UK, 1985)
36. What's Up, Doc? (Warner Brothers; USA, 1972)
37. Paper Moon (USA, 1973)
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38. Black Narcissus (UK, 1947)

  ___________________________30 new, 8 rewatches

Miniseries:

1. Political Animals (USA Network, 2012)

Shorts:

1. Making a Living (Keystone; USA, 1914) # Chaplin at Keystone (Flicker Alley, 2010) >January
2. Kid Auto Races in Venice (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
3. Mabel's Strange Predicament (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
4. Between Showers (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
5. A Film Johnnie (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
6. Tango Tangles (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
7. Saute Ma Ville (World Artists, Belgium, 1968) (Chantal Ackerman, Criterion Collection)
8. Soigne ton Gauche (Studiocanal; France, 1936) (Rene Clement, Jacques Tati, Criterion Collection)
9. His Favorite Pastime (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
10. Cruel, Cruel Love (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
11. The Star Boarder (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
12. Mabel at the Wheel (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
13. Twenty Minutes of Love (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
14. Caught in a Cabaret (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
15. Daybreak Express (D.A. Pennebaker, 1953, The Criterion Collection) ***
16. Process Red (Hollis Frampton, 1966. The Criterion Collection)
17. Junkopia (Chris Marker, 1981, The Criterion Channel) ***

18. Taris (Jean Vigo, 1931, The Criterion Collection)

19. Le Chant du Stryrene (Alain Resnais, 1959, The Criterion Collection)
20. The Masquerader (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
21. His New Profession (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
22. The Rounders (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
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23. The New Janitor (Keystone; USA, 1914) # Chaplin at Keystone (Flicker Alley, 2010) >Feb
24. Those Love Pangs (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
25. Dough and Dynamite (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
26. Gentlemen of Nerve (Keystone; USA, 1914)# 
27. His Musical Career (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
28. His Trysting Places (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
29. Caught in the Rain (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
30. A Busy Day (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
31. Getting Acquainted (Keystone; USA, 1914)# 
32. His Prehistoric Past (Keystone; USA, 1914)#

33. His Regular Job (Keystone; USA, 1914)# (aka "The Thief Catcher")
34. Charlie's White Elephant (1914)#
35. The Fatal Mallet (Keystone; USA, 1914)#
36. The Knockout (Keystone; USA, 1914)#
37. Coda (Alan Holly, 2013, The Criterion Collection)
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38. Mabel's Busy Day (Keystone; USA, 1914) # Chaplin at Keystone (Flicker Alley, 2010) >March
39. Mabel's Married Life (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
40. Laughing Gas (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
41. The Property Man (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
42. The Face on the Bar Room Floor (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
43. Recreation (Keystone; USA, 1914) #
44. His New Job (Essanay; USA, 1915)  e~ Chaplin's Essanay Comedies (Flicker Alley, 2015)
45. A Night Out (Essanay; USA, 1915)  e~
46. The Champion (Essanay; USA, 1915)
e~
47. In the Park
(Essanay; USA, 1915) e~
48. A Jitney Elopement
(Essanay; USA, 1915) e~
49. The Tramp
(Essanay; USA, 1915) e~
50. By the Sea
(Essanay; USA, 1915) e~
51. His Regeneration
(Essanay; USA, 1915) e~
52. Work
(Essanay; USA, 1915) e~
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53. A Woman
(Essanay; USA, 1915) e~   >April
54. The Bank
(Essanay; USA, 1915) e~
55. Shanghaied 
(Essanay; USA, 1915) e~
56. Charlie Butts In
(Essanay; USA, 1920) e~
57. A Night in the Show
(Essanay; USA, 1915) e~
58. Burlesque on Carmen
(Essanay; USA, 1915) e~
59. Police
(Essanay; USA, 1915) e~
60. The Birth of Magellan: Cardenza I (Hollis Frampton, 1966)
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61. 
Dégustation maison (Sophie Tatischeff, France, 1978)  >May
62. Gai Dimanche (Jacques Berr, France, 1935)
63. Manual of Arms (Hollis Frampton, 1966)
64. Take A Chance (Harold Lloyd, 1918)
65. The Floorwalker (Mutual, 1916) Chaplin's Mutual Comedies, (Flicker Alley) m+
66. The Fireman (Mutual, 1916) m+
67. Uncle Yanco (Anges Varda, 1967)
68. School For Postman (Jacques Tati, 1947)
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69. The Capsule (Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2012)  >June
70. Poetic Justice (Hollis Frampton, 2nd short of Hapax Legomena Cycle, 1972)
71. Dawn (Rose McGowan, 2014)




television
:
1. Star Trek: Voyager, Season 2 (UPN, 1995-1996)
2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season 4 (syndicated, 1995-1996)
felicityking: (red sonja 2)
2016-01-22 09:40 pm

Scrapbook 2016

25 books.
10 films per month.            Film goals: Disney/Pixar theatrical releases. Kate Winslet Filmography. Directors:  Kathryn Bigelow AND Sofia Coppola (+ A Very Murray Christmas) filmographies. (Spread throughout the year)
TV goals: Jessica Jones s1, Voyager s2 and 3, DS9 s4 and 5. Marathon New Doctor Who.
~~DON'T NEGLECT DOCUMENTARIES, MUSIC, THEATRE AND NON-CINEMA THINGS!!!!~~~


Books:
1. Red Sonja 1973, by various creators (Dark Horse, 2015)
2. Broken Frontier Anthology, edited by Tyler-Chin Tanner and Frederik Hautain (WaveBlueWorld, 2016)
3. Beyond: The Queer Scif-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology, edited by Sfr R. Monster (Beyond Press, 2015)
4. Fresh Romance, Vol 1. Rosy Press. (Omi Press, 2015.)
5. Snowpiercer, vol 1: The Escape by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette (Titan Comics, 2014)
6. Love Beyond Body, Space and Time, edited by Hope Nicholson (Bedside Press, 2016)

Documentaries:
1. Australia: Land Before Time (nature and animal life, 2008)(Jan)
2. Killer Legends (urban legends and true life crimes, 2014)
3. The Natural: The Best There Ever Was (retrospective on film, 2015)(March)
4. Bill Cunningham, New York (fashion/photography, biography, 2010)(April)
5. Ruth Orkin: Frames of Life (photography/cinema, 1996)(November)
6. I Don't Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Ackerman (director, international cinema, 2015)
7. Madonna: Truth or Dare (music, Blonde Ambition tour, 1991)
8. Morris Engel: The Independent (photography/cinema, 2008)
9. Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinematheque (cinema preservation, 2005)
10. Ingrid Bergman: In her Own Worlds (cinema, biography, 2015)


Films: bold equal rewatch, italic equal international
1. Mad Max (Australia, 1979)(Jan)
2. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (Australia, 1982)
3. Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (Australia, 1985)
4. Mad Max: Fury Road (Australia, USA, 2015)
5. King Kong (New Zealand, USA, Germany, 2005)
6. Juliet of the Spirits (Italy, France, 1965)
7. Heavenly Creatures (New Zealand, Germany, 1994) (uncut version)
8. Le Notti Bianche (Italy, France, 1957)
9. A Kid in King Arthur's Court (USA, Hungary, UK, 1995)
10. The Hidden Fortress (Japan, 1958)
11. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (USA, Sweden, Norway, 2011)
12. Das Boot (West Germany, 1982)
13. Ali (USA, 2001)
14. Sense and Sensibility (USA, UK, 1995)
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15. The Mummy (USA, 1999)(Feb)
16. The Mummy Returns (USA, 2001)
17. The Scorpion King (USA, Germany, Belgium, 2002)
18. Meet the Feebles (New Zealand, 1989)
19. Jude (UK, 1996)
20. Spy Game (Germany, USA, Japan, France, 2001)
21. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (New Zealand, USA, 2014)
22. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (USA, 1937)
23. Panic Room (USA, 2003)
24. Hamlet (UK, USA, 1996)
25. The Element of Crime (Denmark, 1984)
26. The Social Network (USA, 2010)
27. Hideous Kinky (UK, France, 1998)
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28. Blade (USA, 1998)(March)
29. Blade II (USA, Germany,  2002)
30. Blade: Trinity (USA, 2004)
31. Pinocchio (USA, 1940)
32. Holy Smoke (Australia, USA, 1999)
33. Faeries (UK, 1999)
34. Journey to Italy (Italy, France, 1954)
35. Willow (USA, New Zealand, UK, 1988)
36. Fantasia (USA, 1940)
37. Dumbo (USA, 1941)
38. Iris (UK, USA, 2001)
39. Bambi (USA, 1942)
40. Jurassic World (USA, 2015)
41. Stromboli, Terra di Dio (Italy, USA, 1950) (Italian language version)
42. Blue Steel (USA, 1989)
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43. The Day the Earth Stood Still (USA, 1951)(April)
44. Somewhere (USA, UK, Italy, Japan, 2010)
45. Saludos Amigos (USA, 1942)
46. Lost in Translation (USA, Japan, 2003)
47. The Three Caballeros (USA, 1944)
48. Safety Last! (USA, 1923)
49. City Lights (USA, 1931)
50. The Passion of Joan of Arc (France, 1928)
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51. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th, Part VI (USA, 1986)(May)
52. The Bling Ring (USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan, 2013)
53. The Loveless (USA, 1981)
54. The Virgin Suicides (USA, 1999)
55. Near Dark (USA, 1987)
56. Make Mine Music (USA, 1946)
57. Sunshine (UK, USA, 2007)
58. Fun & Fancy Free (USA, 1947)
59. Melody Time (USA, 1948)
60. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad (USA, 1949)
61. Marie Antoinette (USA, France, Japan,  2006)
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62. Contagion (USA, United Arab Emirates, 2011)(June)
63. Cinderella (USA, 1950)
64. Puncture (USA, 2011)
65. Alice in Wonderland (USA, 1951)
66. Point Break (USA, Japan, 1991)
67. Ex Machina (UK, 2015)
68. Peter Pan (USA, 1953)
69. The Life of David Gale (USA, Germany, UK, 2003)
70. All the King's Men (Germany, USA, 2006)
71. The Lady and the Tramp (USA, 1955)
72. Enigma (UK, USA, Germany, Netherlands, 2001)
73. Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens (USA, 2015)
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74. The Neverending Story (West Germany, USA, 1984)(July)
75. Sleeping Beauty (USA, 1959)
76. What's Your Number? (USA, 2011)
77. 101 Dalmatians (USA, 1961)
78. The Sword in the Stone (USA, 1963)
79. The Jungle Book (USA, 1967)
80. The Aristocats (USA, 1970)
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81. Carnival of Souls (USA, 1962)(Aug)
82. Krull (UK, USA, 1983)
83. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition) (USA, 2016)
84. Conan the Barbarian (USA, 1982)
85. Beauty and the Beast (France, 1946)
86. The Natural (USA, 1984)
87. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (USA, 1982)
88. Stand by Me (USA, 1986)
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89. Legend (USA, UK, 1985)(director's cut)(September)
90. Star Trek: First Contact (USA, 1996)
91. Dollar (Sweden, 1938)
92. Wulpurgis Night (Sweden, 1935)
93. Conan the Destroyer (USA, 1984)
94. Labyrinth (UK, USA, 1986)
95. Captain America: Civil War (USA, Germany, 2016)
96. The Bronze (USA, 2015)
97. Masters of the Universe (USA, 1987)
98. The Martian (USA, UK, 2015)
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99. Army of Darkness (USA, 1992)(October)
100. Attack the Block (UK, France, 2011)
101. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (USA, 1987)
102. Heaven Can Wait (USA, 1978)
103. Creature From the Black Lagoon (USA, 1954)
104. Ladyhawke (USA, 1985)
105. The Thing (USA, 1982)
106. The Madness of King George (UK, 1994)
107. Brooklyn (UK, Canada, Ireland, 2015)
108. Room (Ireland, Canada, UK, USA, 2015)
109. Pieces of April (USA, 2003)11
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110. Nosferatu (Germany, 1922)(November)
111. Dragonslayer (USA, 1981)
112. Fantastic Planet (France, Czechoslovakia, 1973)
113. Weird Science (USA, 1985)
114. Things to Come (UK, 1936)
115. Fury (USA, 1936)
116. Ghostbusters (USA, Australia, 2016)
117. Children of a Lesser God (USA, 1986)
118. Fire and Ice (USA, 1983)
119. Fear (West Germany, Italy, 1954)
120. Gaslight (USA, 1944)
121. The Book of the Dead (Japan, 2005)
122. Mostly Martha (Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, 2001)
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123. Cocoon (USA, 1985)
124. Always (USA, 1989)
125. Antonia’s Line (Netherlands, Belgium, UK, France, 1995)
126. The Plough and the Stars (USA, 1936)
127. Lovers and Lollipops (USA, 1956)
128. Alice (Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, UK, West Germany, 1987)
129. The Terminator (USA, UK, 1984)
130. Escape from New York (UK, USA, 1981)
131. El Sur (Spain, France, 1983)
132. Little Fugitive (USA, 1953)
133. Home Alone (USA, 1990)
134. Miracle on 34th Street (USA, 1947)12
135. August: Osage County (USA, 2013)
136. Weddings and Babies (USA, 1958)

************************************* 90 new, 46 rewatches
film shorts:
1. Lick the Star (USA, 1996)(May)
2. Brothers (USA, Le Cinema Club, 2014)(June)
3. Babysitter (USA, 1984, Le Cinema Club)
4. Ola's Box of Clovers (USA, 2004, vimeo)
5. Cours du Sour (France, 1967)

TV:
1. Marvel's Jessica Jones, season 1 (Netflix, 2015) (April)
2. Marvel's Daredevil, season 2 (Netflix, 2016)(May)


Other:
1. King Lear (Great Performances, PBS, 2009: Royal Shakespeare Company + Trevor Nunn stage production 2007/film adaptation)(Jan)
2. Macbeth (Great Performances, PBS, 2010:  Rupert Goold stage production 2007/film production 2010)
3. Hamlet (Great Performances, PBS, 2010: Royal Shakespeare Company stage production 2008/film production BBC 2009)
4. Ring Them Bells: A Kander & Ebb Celebration (Live from Lincoln Center, American Songbook series, 2013)(Feb)
5. Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway...All of 'Em (Live from Lincoln Center, American Songbook, 2013)(March)
felicityking: (Default)
2016-01-21 12:57 pm

Scrapbook 2015

 Even if I don't accomplish my goals, these help keep me on track. This is another year where I won't be watching that many films cuz I want to finish Trek and start other TV series.

Goals: 25 books. 5 films per month (excluding rewatches), Finish Babylon 5 season 5 + telemovies. Finish Chuck seasons 3-5. Finish TNG season 7. Marathon New Who, all seasons. Watch more Trek (DS9/Voy. Hopefully get to ENT by end of year?)

books:
1. Batgirl: Knightfall Descends, volume 2. By Gail Simone, etc. (DC Comics, the new 52)(March)
2. The Covenant of the Crown by Howard Weinstein (Star Trek: TOS, tie-in)
3. Red Sonja: Queen of the Plagues, volume 1 by Gail Simone, Walter Geovani, etc (Dynamic Comics)(April)
4. Captain Marvel: In Pursuit of Flight, volume 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Dextor Soy, Emma Rios, etc (Marvel Comics, Marvel Now!, 2012)
5. Black Widow: The Name of the Rose by Marjorie Liu and Daniel Acuna. (Marvel, 2011)(May)
6. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
7. Captain Marvel: Down, volume 2 by Kelly Sue DeConnick, etc (Marvel, 2012)(June)
8. "Jill Trent: Science Sleuth, issue #1" edited by D.M. Higgins (Superdames Comics, 2015)
9. Predator: Prey to the Heavens by John Arcudi and Javier Saltares (Dark Horse Comics, 2009)
10. Captain Midnight: On the Run, vol 1 by Joshua Williamson and etc (Dark Comics, 2014)(July)
11. A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie. (Miss Marple Mysteries.)
12. Marvel's The Avengers: The Black Widow Strikes by Fred van Lente, and etc. (Marvel, 2012)(Aug)
13. Captain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster, More. Vol 1. By Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez. etc. (Marvel, Marvel Now, 2014) (Sept)
14. Witch and Wizard: Battle for Shadowland by James Patterson and Victor Santos (IDW Publishing, 2010)
15. Green Lantern/Green Arrow by Dennis O'Neil and Neal Adams (DC Comics, 1970-1971)(nov)
16. Red Sonja, vol 2: The Art of Blood and Fire by Gail Simone and Walter Geovani, etc (Dynamite Comics, 2014)
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17. The Dark Horse Book of Monsters by Various (Dark Horse, Anthology, 2006)

movies:             bold equal rewatch, underline = non-English
1. Return to Oz (1985)
2. Labyrinth (1986)
3. The Last of England (1988)
4. His Royal Slyness (1920)
5. A Night in Casablanca (1946)
6. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
7. Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair (Soviet Union, 1971)
8. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
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9. A Star is Born (1937)
10. Friday the 13th, Part II (1981)
11. Friday the 13th, Part III (1982)
12. What's Your Number? (2011) (extended version)
13. The Losers (2010)
14. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
15. The Evil Dead (1981)
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16. Snowpiercer (2013)
17. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
18. Sunshine (2007)
19. Ghost in the Shell (Japan, 1995, dubbed)
20. Aelita: Queen of Mars (Russia, 1924)
21. London (2006)
22. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
23. In Good Company (2004)
24. RoboCop (1987)
25. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
26. Tokyo Drifter (Japan, 1966)
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27. Bad Boys (1995)
28. Branded to Kill (Japan, 1967)
29. Drive (2011)
30. Dawn of the Dead (1978, director's cut)
31. Now and Then (1995)
32. Priest (2011)
33. Life Partners (2014)
34. House of Flying Daggers (China, Hong Kong, 2004)
35. Another Country (1984)
36. The Gold Rush (1925)
37. The Trip To Bountiful (1986)
38. Taxi Driver (1976)
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39. Divorce Italian Style (Italy, 1961)
40. Day of the Dead (1985)
41. 28 Days Later .... (2002)
42. The Fifth Element (1997)
43. Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
44. Fierce People (2005)
45. They Live (1988)
46. All About My Mother (Spain, 1999)
47. Darling (1965)
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48. D.E.B.S (2005)
49.  (Italy, 1963)
50. Persona (Sweden, 1966)
51. Ghosts of Mars (2001)
52. Star Trek: Generations (1994)
53. Donkey Skin (France, 1970)
54. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
55. Charlie Bartlett (2008)
56. The Lords of Flatbush (1974)
57. The Cat and The Canary (1927)
58. Jurassic Park (1993)
59. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
60. Jurassic Park III (2001)
61. The Crow (1994)
62. Terminator Salvation (2009)
63. Chef (2014)
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64. Hancock (2008)
65. Predator (1987)
66. The Perfect Score (2004)
67. Jurassic World (2015)
68. Batman (1989)
69. Shaft (2000)
70. World War Z (2013)
71. Reality Bites (1994)
72. 2 Days in New York (2012)
73. Puncture (2011)
74. Weekend (2011)
75. Bottle Shock (2008)
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76. The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
77. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
78. Evil Dead II (1987)
79. Playing It Cool (2014)
80. Playtime (1967)
81. The Loss Of a Teardrop Diamond (2008)
82. The Newcomers (2000)
83. Europe '51 (1952)
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84. Judge Dredd (1995)
85. Dredd (2012)
86. Equilibrium (2002)
87. TMNT (2007)
88. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
89. The Dark Crystal (1982)
90. Battle for Terra (2007)
91. Children of Men (2006)
92. Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (2010)
93. 30 Days of Night (2007)
94. Before We Go (2014)
95. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
96. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddie's Revenge (1985)
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97. Heavenly Creatures (1995) (theatrical cut)
98. The Iceman (2012)
99. Zodiac (2007) (director's cut)
100. The Nanny Diairies (2007)
101. The Lovely Bones (2009)
102. Bad Taste (1987)
103. The Game (1997)
104. Cellular (2004)
105. Dead Alive (1992) (US theatrical cut)
106. Fight Club (1999)
107. The Frighteners (1996) (director's cut)
108. Back to the Future (1985)
109. Gone Girl (2014)
110. Shadows (1959)
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111. Iron Man (2008)
112. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
113. Iron Man 2 (2010)
114. Thor (2011)
115. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
116. Avengers Assemble (2012)
117. Friday the 13th, part 5: A New Beginning (1985)
118. Iron Man 3 (2013)
119. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
120. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
121. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
122. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
123. Ant-Man (2015)
124. Big Night (1996)
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125. Attack the Block (2011)
126. The Devil's Own (1997)
127. Push (2009)
128. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
129. Impostor (2001)
130. Mimic (1997)
131. Street Kings (2008)
132. Julie & Julia (2009)
133. Fat City (1972)
134. Curse of the Golden Flower (China, 2006)
135. Fantastic Four (2005)
136. Traffic (2000)
137. Terminator: Genisys (2015)
138. 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
139. White Christmas (1954)



******************************Nov: 115 new films, 24 rewatches

documentaries:
1. Absinthe (origins + pop culture, 2010) (Jan)
2. A Man's Story (Ozwald Boateng, fashion designer, 2012)
3. A Film Unfinished (about the Nazi propaganda machine + Warsaw Ghetto, 2010)
4. American Grindhouse (exploitation cinema history + evolution, 2010) (Feb)
5. Best Worst Movie (Troll 2 cult film, 2010)
6. Transperceneige: From the Blank Page to the Black Screen (Snowpiercer blu-ray extra, BTS w/ the graphic novel writers, 2013) (March)
7. Monster Madness: The Golden Age of the Horror Film (Old Hollywood horror films, 2014)
8. The Birth of Snowpiercer (Snowpiercer blu-ray extra. BTS. 2013)
9. Pumping Iron (body building, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1977) (April)
10. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (fashion, biography, 2011)
11. All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert (folk art, civil rights, biography, 2011)(May)
12. Jacqueline Kennedy's Asian Journey (travelogue of the First Lady's official visit,1962)(June)
13. Cropsey (hulu, 2010, urban legends on Staten Island))(Oct)
14. Deep Sea (hulu, 2006, imax ocean documentary)
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tv series:
1. Babylon 5, season 5 (TNT, 1998-1998) (Feb)
2. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, season 1 (ABC, 2013-2014) (March)
3. Star Trek: The Next Generation, season 7 (syndicated, 1993-1994)(May)
4. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, season 2 (syndicated, 1993-1994)
5. Marvel's Agent Carter, season 1 (ABC, 2015)(Nov)
6. Marvel's Daredevil, season 1 (Netflix, 2015)
7. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, season 2 (ABC, 2014-2015)
8. Star Trek: Voyager (UPN, season 1, 1995)(Dec)
9. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (season 3, syndicated, 1994-1995)

other:
1. The Diary of Anne Frank (PBS, 2010, miniseries) (Feb)
2. Great Performances 40th Anniversary Celebration (concert, PBS, 2013)
3. Babylon 5: In the Beginning (TNT, B5 telemovie, 1998) (March)
4. Survive (vimeo, film short, 2012 w/ Caity Lotz)
5. Richard Tucker at 100: An Opera Celebration (concert, PBS, 2014)
6. American Voices with Renee Fleming (Great Performances, 2015)(April)
7. Babylon 5: Thirdspace (TNT, B5 telemovie, 1999)(June)
8. Babylon 5: The River of Souls (TNT, B5 telemovie, 1999)
9. Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (TNT, B5 telemovie 1999)
10. Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers: To Live and Die In Starlight (Sci-Fi Channel, B5 telemovie, 2002)(Sept)
11. Battlestar Galactica: The Miniseries (2003)
12. Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (video, B5 telemovie, 2007)
felicityking: (Default)
2016-01-01 02:11 pm

filmpedia: DEF

  • D2: The Mighty Ducks
  • Dances with Wolves
  • Dangerous Minds
  • Daisies (1966)
  • Daredevil
  • The Dark Crystal (1982)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • Darling (1965)
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978, director's cut)
  • The Day After Tomorrow
  • Day of the Dead (1985)
  • Days of Thunder
  • The Daytrippers (1997)
  • Dead Alive (1992, US theatrical cut) AKA Braindead
  • Dead Again 
  • Dead Calm
  • Dead Man (1996)
  • Dead Man Walking 
  • Dead Poet’s Society 
  • Death by Hanging (1968)
  • D.E.B.S. (2005)
  • The Debut
  • December Boys (2007)
  • The Departed
  • Desperado (1995)
  • Deprisa, Deprisa (1981)
  • Desk Set
  • The Devil’s Eye (1960)
  • Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
  • The Devil's Own (1997)
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Diabolique (1954)
  • Dial M for Murder (1954)
  • Dick (1999) 
  • Dick Tracy, Detective (USA, 1945)
  • Die Hard (1988)
  • Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
  • Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
  • Dirty Dancing 
  • District 9 (2009)
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  • Divorce Italian Style (Italy, 1961)
  • Donnie Brasco (1997)
  • Donnie Darko 
  • Don Juan DeMarco
  • Doom (2005)
  • Double Indemnity 
  • Double Jeopardy
  • Doubt (2008) 
  • Down by Law (1986)
  • Dr. Jack (1922)
  • Dreamgirls
  • Dredd (2012)
  • Drive (2011)
  • Driving Lessons (2007)
  • Drop Dead Fred (1991)
  • Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Dry Summer (1964)
  • Duck Soap 
  • The Duchess
  • Due Date (2010)
  • Dumbo

  • Easter Parade
  • Easy A
  • Easy Rider (1969)
  • Eden Lake (2008)
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • El Mariachi (1992)
  • El Sur (1983)
  • Election
  • The Elephant Man
  • Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
  • Eljanaika (1981)
  • Elizabeth
  • Emma
  • Emotion (1966)
  • The Emperor Jones (1933)
  • Enchanted
  • Enchanted April
  • The End of Violence
  • The English Patient
  • Eraserhead (1977)
  • Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
  • Erin Brockovich
  • Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
  • Equinox (1970)
  • E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Ethan Frome (1993)
  • Ever After
  • Evita
  • Executive Decision
  • eXistenZ (1999)
  • The Exterminating Angel (1962)
  • Eyes Without a Face (1960)
  • The Fabulous Baker Boys
  • Face/Off
  • The Face of Another (1966)
  • Fair Game
  • Fandango
  • Fanny & Alexander (1982)
  • Fantasia
  • Fantastic 4
  • Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Far and Away
  • Far From Heaven
  • Fargo
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • Fatal Attraction
  • Father of the Bride (1950)
  • Father of the Bride
  • Father of the Bride, Part 2
  • Ferngully: The Last Rainforest
  • Field of Dreams
  • Finding Neverland
  • The Firm
  • First Knight
  • The First Wives Club
  • The Fisher King (1991)
  • Five Corners (1987)
  • Flatliners
  • Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1962)
  • Flight (2012)
  • Flight of the Navigator (1986)
  • Flightplan
  • Flirting With Disaster (1996)
  • Floating Weeds (1959)
  • Flower Drum Song
  • Fly Away Home
  • Follow the Fleet
  • Forever Young (1991)
  • For Lovers Only (2010)
  • For the Love of the Game
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Forrest Gump (1995)
  • The Fountain
  • The Four Feathers (1939)
  • Four Rooms (1995)
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
  • Frankenstein (1994)
  • Freaky Friday
  • Free Willy
  • French Cancan (1954)
  • French Kiss
  • Friday the 13th (1980)
  • Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
  • From Dusk to Dawn
  • From Here to Eternity
  • Frost/Nixon
  • The Fugitive
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felicityking: (Default)
2016-01-01 02:05 pm

Filmpedia: #ABC

Bold equal international.  
  1. 2 Fast 2 Furious                                         USA, Germany, 2003
  2. 2 Days in Paris                                          France, Germany, 2007
  3. 2 Days in New York                                  France, Germany, Belgium, 2012
  4. 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her...          France, 1967
  5. 3 Men and A Baby                                     USA, 1990
  6. 3:10 to Yuma                                             USA, 2003
  7. 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer                        USA, Germany, UK, 2007
  8. 8 1/2                                                          Italy, 1963
  9. 8 Women                                                  France, Italy, 2002
  10. 9 to 5                                                         USA, 1980
  11. 10 Things I Hate About You                      USA, 1999
  12. 12 Monkeys                                               USA, 1995
  13. 13 Going on 30                                          USA, 2004
  14. 13Hrs                                                        UK, 2010 AKA "Night Wolf" 
  15. 21 Days Together                                    UK, 1940, orginally titled "21 Days"
  16. 21 Grams                                                  USA, 2003
  17. 27 Dresses                                                USA, 2008
  18. 28 Days Later ....                                      UK, 2002
  19. 30 Days of Night                                        USA, New Zealand, 2007
  20. 48 Hrs.                                                      USA, 1982
  21. 54                                                              USA, 1998
  22. 100 Feet                                                    USA, 2008
  23. 101 Dalmatians                                          USA, 1961
  24. 101 Dalmatians                                         USA, 1996)
  25. The 400 Blows                                         France, 1959
  26. 2001: A Space Odyssey                           USA, UK, 1968 
 
 
  1. A Beautiful Mind                                                                              USA, 2001
  2. A Bucket of Blood                                                                            USA, 1959
  3. A Christmas Carol                                                                           USA, 2009
  4. A Christmas Story                                                                           USA, Canada, 1983
  5. A Cinderella Story                                                                           USA, Canada, 2004
  6. A Cold Wind in August                                                                    USA, 1961
  7. A Dog’s Life                                                                                    USA, 1918
  8. A Farewell to Arms                                                                         USA, 1932
  9. A Few Good Men                                                                           USA, 1992
  10. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints                                              USA, 2006
  11. A League of their Own                                                                   USA, 1992
  12. A Knight’s Tale                                                                               USA,  2001
  13. A Little Princess                                                                             USA, 1995
  14. A Man Escaped, or The Wind Blowest Where it Listeth          France, 1959
  15. A Midsummer Night’s Dream                                                        Italy, UK, USA, 1999
  16. A Month by the Lake                                                                     UK, USA, 1995
  17. A Night in Casablanca                                                                  USA, 1946
  18. A Nightmare on Elm Street                                                           USA, 1984
  19. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddie's Revenge                        USA, 1985
  20. A Perfect World                                                                            USA, 1993
  21. A Place in the Sun                                                                        USA, 1951
  22. A Report on the Party and the Guests                                    Czechoslovakia, 1966
  23. A River Called Titas                                                                  India, Bangladesh, 1973
  24. A River Runs Through It                                                               USA, 1992
  25. A Room with a View                                                                   UK, 1985
  26. A Royal Affair                                                                           Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, 2012
  27. A Single Man                                                                               USA, 2009
  28. A Star is Born                                                                              USA, 1937
  29. A Stranger Among Us                                                                 USA, 1992
  30. A Streetcar Named Desire                                                          USA, 1951
  31. A Study in Scarlet                                                                       USA, 1933
  32. A Taste of Honey                                                                        UK, 1961
  33. A Time to Kill                                                                              USA, 1996
  34. A Walk in the Clouds                                                                 USA, Mexico, 1995
  35. A Walk to Remember                                                                 USA, 2002
  36. A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate                                          USA,  1923
  37. The Abyss                                                                                   USA, 1989
  38. The Accused                                                                               Canada, USA,1988
  39. Adam’s Rib                                                                                  USA, 1949
  40. Adaptation.                                                                                  USA, 2002
  41. Adera                                                                                         South Africa, 2010
  42. The Adventures of Milo & Otis                                                  Japan, 1986
  43. The Adventures of Robin Hood                                                 USA, 1938
  44. Aelita: Queen of Mars                                                            Soviet Union, 1924
  45. The African Queen                                                                    USA, UK, 1951
  46. The Age of Innocence                                                                USA, UK, 1993 
  47. Air Force One                                                                           USA, Germany, 1997
  48. Aladdin                                                                                         USA, 1992
  49. All About Eve                                                                               USA, 1950
  50. All About My Mother                                                              Spain, France, 1999
  51. All Dogs Go to Heaven                                                            Ireland, UK, USA, 1992
  52. All Fall Down                                                                                USA, 1962
  53. All the King’s Men                                                                     Germany, USA, 2006
  54. All the Pretty Horses                                                                    USA, 2000
  55. Alice Adams                                                                                 USA, 1935
  56. Alice in the Cities                                                                    West Germany, 1974
  57. Alice in Wonderland                                                                     USA, 1951
  58. Alien                                                                                             USA, UK, 1979
  59. Alien 3                                                                                          USA, 1992
  60. Alien: Resurrection                                                                       USA, 1997
  61. Aliens                                                                                            USA, UK, 1986
  62. Amarcord                                                                                     Italy, France, 1973
  63. Amadeus (1984)
  64. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
  65. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
  66. Amelie (2001)
  67. American Beauty
  68. American Flyers 
  69. American Gangster
  70. American Graffiti 
  71. The American President (1995)
  72. An American in Paris 
  73. An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
  74. An Affair to Remember
  75. An Eastern Westerner (1920)
  76. An Education
  77. Anastasia (1956)
  78. Anastasia (1997) 
  79. Angels in the Outfield
  80. Anna Karenina (1948)
  81. Anne of the Indies (1959)
  82. Annie Hall
  83. Another Country (1984)
  84. Another Life (2001)
  85. Another Stakeout (1987)
  86. Ant-Man (2015)
  87. Armageddon 
  88. Apollo 13
  89. Argo (2012)
  90. As Good As It Gets (1997) 
  91. The Astronaut’s Wife 
  92. Attack the Block (2011)
  93. The Attic
  94. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
  95. Atonement
  96. Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
  97. August Rush
  98. Austenland (UK, USA, 2013)
  99. Australia 
  100. Autumn Sonata (1978)
  101. Avalanche (1930)
  102. Avatar (2009)
  103. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  104. Avengers Assemble (2012) aka The Avengers
  105. Avenging Angelo 
  106. The Aviator
  107. Awakenings

  • Babette’s Feast (1987)
  • Baby Mama
  • Bad Boys (1995)
  • Backdraft
  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future, Part II
  • Back to the Future, Part III
  • Bad Girls
  • Bad Taste (1987)
  • The Bakery Girl of Monceau (1963)
  • Ball of Fire
  • The Ballad of Narayama (1958)
  • Bambi 
  • Barbara the Fair with the Golden Hair (Soviet Union, 1971)
  • Barefoot in the Park
  • The Barkleys of Broadway 
  • Basic Instinct
  • Basquiat (1996)
  • Batman
  • Batman Begins
  • Batman Forever
  • Batman Returns
  • Batman: The Dark Knight
  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
  • Battleship Potemkin (1925)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  • The Beach
  • Beaches
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
  • Beckett
  • Bednobs & Broomsticks 
  • Beetlejuice 
  • Beethoven 
  • Before Sunrise
  • Before Sunset (2004)
  • Before We Go (2014)
  • Belle de Jour (1967)
  • The Bells of St. Mary’s
  • Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
  • Benny & Joon
  • Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
  • Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
  • Bewitched
  • Big
  • The Big Chill 
  • Big Fish 
  • Big Night (1996)
  • The Birdcage
  • The Birds
  • Black Orpheus (1959)
  • Black Swan 
  • Blade Runner 
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Blind Dating (2006)
  • The Blind Side
  • Blink
  • The Blob (1958)
  • Blood and Sand 
  • Blood Diamond
  • Blood: the Last Vampire
  • Bluebeard (1944)
  • The Bodyguard (1992)
  • The Bone Collector 
  • Bonnie & Clyde (1967)
  • Born on the Fourth of July 
  • Born Yesterday (1950) 
  • Bottle Rocket (1996)
  • The Bourne Identity (2002)
  • The Bourne Supremacy (2004) 
  • The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
  • Bowling for Columbine
  • The Boxer 
  • Bull Durham 
  • Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
  • Branded to Kill (Japan, 1967)
  • Brave (USA, 2012)
  • Braveheart
  • The Breakfast Club (1985)
  • Breathless (1960)
  • Brick (2006)
  • Bright Star
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary: The Edge of Reason
  • Bring It On
  • Bringing Up Baby 
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Broken Arrow 
  • The Brothers Grimm (2005)
  • Burn After Reading 
  • Broken Blossoms, or The Yellow Man and the Girl
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  •  
  • The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
  • The Cable Guy (1996)
  • Cairo Time (2010)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  • Carefree 
  • Carnival of Souls (1962)
  • Carousel
  • Carriers (2009)
  • Carrington (UK, France, 1995)
  • Casablanca 
  • Casper
  • Cast Away
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 
  • Catch Me if You Can 
  • Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
  • Cellular (2004)
  • Cemetery Junction 
  • Chafed Elbows (1966)
  • Chalet Girl (2011)
  • Chain Reaction 
  • Chances Are (1990)
  • Charade
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Charlie Barlett (2008)
  • Charulata (1964)
  • Chef (2014)
  • Cherrybomb (2009)
  • Chicago
  • The Children are Watching Us (1944)
  • Children of Heaven (1997) 
  • Children of Men (2006)
  • China Moon
  • The China Syndrome (1979)
  • Chinatown
  • Chocolat 
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe 
  • The Cider House Rules
  • Cinema Paradiso (1988)
  • Cinderella 
  • The Circus (1928)
  • Citizen Kane
  • Citizen Ruth 
  • City Lights (1931)
  • City Slickers (1991)
  • City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold (1994)
  • Clandestine Childhood (2012)
  • Cleo, From 5 to 7 (1962)
  • Clerks (1994)
  • The Client
  • Cliffhanger 
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1997)
  • Clueless
  • Cold Comfort Farm
  • Cold Mountain
  • Collateral (2004)
  • The Color Purple
  • Confidentally Yours (1983) 
  • Conspiracy Theory
  • Contagion (2011)
  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Cool Runnings
  • Country Strong
  • Copycat
  • Corpse Bride (2005)
  • The Country Girl (1954)
  • Crash
  • Crazed Fruit (Japan, 1956)
  • The Cremator (1968)
  • Cries and Whispers (1972)
  • Cronos (1993)
  • The Cremator (1968)
  • Cruel Intentions
  • Cry Baby
  • The Crying Game
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 
  • Curse of the Golden Flower (China, 2006)
  • The Cutting Edge
  •  
 
 
 
 
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Filmpedia

 list of all the films I can ever remember seeing. Always being updated. 

Italic equal international.

  1. 2 Days in Paris   (France, Germany, 2007)                                        
  2. 2 Fast 2 Furious (USA, Germany, 2003)                                        
  3. 2 Days in New York   (France, Germany, Belgium, 2012)                               
  4. 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her...  (France, 1967)       
  5. 3 Men and A Baby (USA, 1990)                                   
  6. 3:10 to Yuma  (USA, 2003)                                          
  7. 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer   (USA, Germany, UK, 2007)                     
  8. 8 1/2     (Italy, 1963)                                                    
  9. 8 Women      (France, Italy, 2002)                                           
  10. 9 to 5         (USA, 1980)                                               
  11. 10 Things I Hate About You  (USA, 1999)                    
  12. 12 Monkeys   (USA, 1995)                                           
  13. 13 Going on 30  (USA, 2004)                                       
  14. 13Hrs       (UK, 2010) AKA "Night Wolf)                                                 
  15. 21 Days Together    (UK, 1940), originally titled "21 Days)                                
  16. 21 Grams        (USA, 2003)                                          
  17. 27 Dresses      (USA, 2008)                                        
  18. 28 Days Later ....     (UK, 2002)                                 
  19. 30 Days of Night     (USA, New Zealand, 2007)                                  
  20. 48 Hrs.        (USA, 1982)                                             
  21. 54      (USA, 1998)                                                        
  22. 100 Feet         (USA, 2008)                                           
  23. 101 Dalmatians   (USA, 1961)                                       
  24. 101 Dalmatians   (USA, 1996)                                      
  25. The 400 Blows     (France, 1959)                                   
  26. 2001: A Space Odyssey    (USA, UK, 1968)                         



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  1. A Beautiful Mind                                                                              USA, 2001
  2. A Bucket of Blood                                                                            USA, 1959
  3. A Christmas Carol                                                                           USA, 2009
  4. A Christmas Story                                                                           USA, Canada, 1983
  5. A Cinderella Story                                                                           USA, Canada, 2004
  6. A Cold Wind in August                                                                    USA, 1961
  7. A Dog’s Life                                                                                    USA, 1918
  8. A Farewell to Arms                                                                         USA, 1932
  9. A Few Good Men                                                                           USA, 1992
  10. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints                                              USA, 2006
  11. A League of their Own                                                                   USA, 1992
  12. A Knight’s Tale                                                                               USA,  2001
  13. A Little Princess                                                                             USA, 1995
  14. A Man Escaped, or The Wind Blowest Where it Listeth          France, 1959
  15. A Midsummer Night’s Dream                                                        Italy, UK, USA, 1999
  16. A Month by the Lake                                                                     UK, USA, 1995
  17. A Night in Casablanca                                                                  USA, 1946
  18. A Nightmare on Elm Street                                                           USA, 1984
  19. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddie's Revenge                        USA, 1985
  20. A Perfect World                                                                            USA, 1993
  21. A Place in the Sun                                                                        USA, 1951
  22. A Report on the Party and the Guests                                    Czechoslovakia, 1966
  23. A River Called Titas                                                                  India, Bangladesh, 1973
  24. A River Runs Through It                                                               USA, 1992
  25. A Room with a View                                                                   UK, 1985
  26. A Royal Affair                                                                           Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, 2012
  27. A Single Man                                                                               USA, 2009
  28. A Star is Born                                                                              USA, 1937
  29. A Stranger Among Us                                                                 USA, 1992
  30. A Streetcar Named Desire                                                          USA, 1951
  31. A Study in Scarlet                                                                       USA, 1933
  32. A Taste of Honey                                                                        UK, 1961
  33. A Time to Kill                                                                              USA, 1996
  34. A Walk in the Clouds                                                                 USA, Mexico, 1995
  35. A Walk to Remember                                                                 USA, 2002
  36. A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate                                          USA,  1923
  37. The Abyss                                                                                   USA, 1989
  38. The Accused                                                                               Canada, USA,1988
  39. Adam’s Rib                                                                                  USA, 1949
  40. Adaptation.                                                                                  USA, 2002
  41. Adera                                                                                         South Africa, 2010
  42. The Adventures of Milo & Otis                                                  Japan, 1986
  43. The Adventures of Robin Hood                                                 USA, 1938
  44. Aelita: Queen of Mars                                                            Soviet Union, 1924
  45. The African Queen                                                                    USA, UK, 1951
  46. The Age of Innocence                                                                USA, UK, 1993 
  47. Air Force One                                                                           USA, Germany, 1997
  48. Aladdin                                                                                         USA, 1992
  49. All About Eve                                                                               USA, 1950
  50. All About My Mother                                                              Spain, France, 1999
  51. All Dogs Go to Heaven                                                            Ireland, UK, USA, 1992
  52. All Fall Down                                                                                USA, 1962
  53. All the King’s Men                                                                     Germany, USA, 2006
  54. All the Pretty Horses                                                                    USA, 2000
  55. Alice Adams                                                                                 USA, 1935
  56. Alice in the Cities                                                                    West Germany, 1974
  57. Alice in Wonderland                                                                     USA, 1951
  58. Alien                                                                                             USA, UK, 1979
  59. Alien 3                                                                                          USA, 1992
  60. Alien: Resurrection                                                                       USA, 1997
  61. Aliens                                                                                            USA, UK, 1986
  62. Amarcord                                                                                     Italy, France, 1973
  63. Amadeus (1984)
  64. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
  65. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
  66. Amelie (2001)
  67. American Beauty
  68. American Flyers 
  69. American Gangster
  70. American Graffiti 
  71. The American President (1995)
  72. An American in Paris 
  73. An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
  74. An Affair to Remember
  75. An Eastern Westerner (1920)
  76. An Education
  77. Anastasia (1956)
  78. Anastasia (1997) 
  79. Angels in the Outfield
  80. Anna Karenina (1948)
  81. Anne of the Indies (1959)
  82. Annie Hall
  83. Another Country (1984)
  84. Another Life (2001)
  85. Another Stakeout (1987)
  86. Ant-Man (2015)
  87. Armageddon 
  88. Apollo 13
  89. Argo (2012)
  90. As Good As It Gets (1997) 
  91. The Astronaut’s Wife 
  92. Attack the Block (2011)
  93. The Attic
  94. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
  95. Atonement
  96. Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
  97. August Rush
  98. Austenland (UK, USA, 2013)
  99. Australia 
  100. Autumn Sonata (1978)
  101. Avalanche (1930)
  102. Avatar (2009)
  103. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  104. Avengers Assemble (2012) aka The Avengers
  105. Avenging Angelo 
  106. The Aviator
  107. Awakening
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felicityking: (red sonja 2)
2015-12-31 04:44 pm

scrapbook 2015

Even if I don't accomplish my goals, these help keep me on track. This is another year where I won't be watching that many films cuz I want to finish Trek and start other TV series.

Goals: 25 books. 5 films per month (excluding rewatches), Finish Babylon 5 season 5 + telemovies. Finish Chuck seasons 3-5. Finish TNG season 7. Marathon New Who, all seasons. Watch more Trek (DS9/Voy. Hopefully get to ENT by end of year?)

books:
1. Batgirl: Knightfall Descends, volume 2. By Gail Simone, etc. (DC Comics, the new 52)(March)
2. The Covenant of the Crown by Howard Weinstein (Star Trek: TOS, tie-in)
3. Red Sonja: Queen of the Plagues, volume 1 by Gail Simone, Walter Geovani, etc (Dynamic Comics)(April)
4. Captain Marvel: In Pursuit of Flight, volume 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Dextor Soy, Emma Rios, etc (Marvel Comics, Marvel Now!, 2012)
5. Black Widow: The Name of the Rose by Marjorie Liu and Daniel Acuna. (Marvel, 2011)(May)
6. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
7. Captain Marvel: Down, volume 2 by Kelly Sue DeConnick, etc (Marvel, 2012)(June)
8. "Jill Trent: Science Sleuth, issue #1" edited by D.M. Higgins (Superdames Comics, 2015)
9. Predator: Prey to the Heavens by John Arcudi and Javier Saltares (Dark Horse Comics, 2009)
10. Captain Midnight: On the Run, vol 1 by Joshua Williamson and etc (Dark Comics, 2014)(July)
11. A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie. (Miss Marple Mysteries.)
12. Marvel's The Avengers: The Black Widow Strikes by Fred van Lente, and etc. (Marvel, 2012)(Aug)
13. Captain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster, More. Vol 1. By Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez. etc. (Marvel, Marvel Now, 2014) (Sept)
14. Witch and Wizard: Battle for Shadowland by James Patterson and Victor Santos (IDW Publishing, 2010)
15. Green Lantern/Green Arrow by Dennis O'Neil and Neal Adams (DC Comics, 1970-1971)(nov)
16. Red Sonja, vol 2: The Art of Blood and Fire by Gail Simone and Walter Geovani, etc (Dynamite Comics, 2014)
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17. The Dark Horse Book of Monsters by Various (Dark Horse, Anthology, 2006)

movies:             bold equal rewatch, underline = non-English
1. Return to Oz (1985)(Jan)
2. Labyrinth (1986)
3. The Last of England (1988)
4. His Royal Slyness (1920)
5. A Night in Casablanca (1946)
6. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
7. Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair (Soviet Union, 1971)
8. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
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9. A Star is Born (1937)(Feb)
10. Friday the 13th, Part II (1981)
11. Friday the 13th, Part III (1982)
12. What's Your Number? (2011) (extended version)
13. The Losers (2010)
14. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
15. The Evil Dead (1981)
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16. Snowpiercer (2013)(March)
17. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
18. Sunshine (2007)
19. Ghost in the Shell (Japan, 1995, dubbed)
20. Aelita: Queen of Mars (Russia, 1924)
21. London (2006)
22. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
23. In Good Company (2004)
24. RoboCop (1987)
25. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
26. Tokyo Drifter (Japan, 1966)
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27. Bad Boys (1995)(April)
28. Branded to Kill (Japan, 1967)
29. Drive (2011)
30. Dawn of the Dead (1978, director's cut)
31. Now and Then (1995)
32. Priest (2011)
33. Life Partners (2014)
34. House of Flying Daggers (China, Hong Kong, 2004)
35. Another Country (1984)
36. The Gold Rush (1925)
37. The Trip To Bountiful (1986)
38. Taxi Driver (1976)
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39. Divorce Italian Style (Italy, 1961)(May)
40. Day of the Dead (1985)
41. 28 Days Later .... (2002)
42. The Fifth Element (1997)
43. Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
44. Fierce People (2005)
45. They Live (1988)
46. All About My Mother (Spain, 1999)
47. Darling (1965)
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48. D.E.B.S (2005)(June)
49. (Italy, 1963)
50. Persona (Sweden, 1966)
51. Ghosts of Mars (2001)
52. Star Trek: Generations (1994)
53. Donkey Skin (France, 1970)
54. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
55. Charlie Bartlett (2008)
56. The Lords of Flatbush (1974)
57. The Cat and The Canary (1927)
58. Jurassic Park (1993)
59. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
60. Jurassic Park III (2001)
61. The Crow (1994)
62. Terminator Salvation (2009)
63. Chef (2014)
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64. Hancock (2008)(July)
65. Predator (1987)
66. The Perfect Score (2004)
67. Jurassic World (2015)
68. Batman (1989)
69. Shaft (2000)
70. World War Z (2013)
71. Reality Bites (1994)
72. 2 Days in New York (2012)
73. Puncture (2011)
74. Weekend (2011)
75. Bottle Shock (2008)
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76. The Double Life of Veronique (1991)(Aug)
77. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
78. Evil Dead II (1987)
79. Playing It Cool (2014)
80. Playtime (1967)
81. The Loss Of a Teardrop Diamond (2008)
82. The Newcomers (2000)
83. Europe '51 (1952)
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84. Judge Dredd (1995)(Sept)
85. Dredd (2012)
86. Equilibrium (2002)
87. TMNT (2007)
88. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
89. The Dark Crystal (1982)
90. Battle for Terra (2007)
91. Children of Men (2006)
92. Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (2010)
93. 30 Days of Night (2007)
94. Before We Go (2014)
95. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
96. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddie's Revenge (1985)
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97. Heavenly Creatures (1995) (theatrical cut)(Oct)
98. The Iceman (2012)
99. Zodiac (2007) (director's cut)
100. The Nanny Diairies (2007)
101. The Lovely Bones (2009)
102. Bad Taste (1987)
103. The Game (1997)
104. Cellular (2004)
105. Dead Alive (1992) (US theatrical cut)
106. Fight Club (1999)
107. The Frighteners (1996) (director's cut)
108. Back to the Future (1985)
109. Gone Girl (2014)
110. Shadows (1959)
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111. Iron Man (2008)(Nov)
112. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
113. Iron Man 2 (2010)
114. Thor (2011)
115. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
116. Avengers Assemble (2012)
117. Friday the 13th, part 5: A New Beginning (1985)
118. Iron Man 3 (2013)
119. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
120. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
121. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
122. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
123. Ant-Man (2015)
124. Big Night (1996)
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125. Attack the Block (2011)(Dec)
126. The Devil's Own (1997)
127. Push (2009)
128. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
129. Impostor (2001)
130. Mimic (1997)
131. Street Kings (2008)
132. Julie & Julia (2009)
133. Fat City (1972)
134. Curse of the Golden Flower (China, 2006)
135. Fantastic Four (2005)
136. Traffic (2000)
137. Terminator: Genisys (2015)
138. 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
139. White Christmas (1954)



****************************** 115 new films, 24 rewatches

documentaries:
1. Absinthe (origins + pop culture, 2010) (Jan)
2. A Man's Story (Ozwald Boateng, fashion designer, 2012)
3. A Film Unfinished (about the Nazi propaganda machine + Warsaw Ghetto, 2010)
4. American Grindhouse (exploitation cinema history + evolution, 2010) (Feb)
5. Best Worst Movie (Troll 2 cult film, 2010)
6. Transperceneige: From the Blank Page to the Black Screen (Snowpiercer blu-ray extra, BTS w/ the graphic novel writers, 2013) (March)
7. Monster Madness: The Golden Age of the Horror Film (Old Hollywood horror films, 2014)
8. The Birth of Snowpiercer (Snowpiercer blu-ray extra. BTS. 2013)
9. Pumping Iron (body building, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1977) (April)
10. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (fashion, biography, 2011)
11. All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert (folk art, civil rights, biography, 2011)(May)
12. Jacqueline Kennedy's Asian Journey (travelogue of the First Lady's official visit,1962)(June)
13. Cropsey (hulu, 2010, urban legends on Staten Island))(Oct)
14. Deep Sea (hulu, 2006, imax ocean documentary)
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tv series:
1. Babylon 5, season 5 (TNT, 1998-1998) (Feb)
2. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, season 1 (ABC, 2013-2014) (March)
3. Star Trek: The Next Generation, season 7 (syndicated, 1993-1994)(May)
4. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, season 2 (syndicated, 1993-1994)
5. Marvel's Agent Carter, season 1 (ABC, 2015)(Nov)
6. Marvel's Daredevil, season 1 (Netflix, 2015)
7. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, season 2 (ABC, 2014-2015)
8. Star Trek: Voyager (UPN, season 1, 1995)(Dec)
9. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (season 3, syndicated, 1994-1995)

other:
1. The Diary of Anne Frank (PBS, 2010, miniseries) (Feb)
2. Great Performances 40th Anniversary Celebration (concert, PBS, 2013)
3. Babylon 5: In the Beginning (TNT, B5 telemovie, 1998) (March)
4. Survive (vimeo, film short, 2012 w/ Caity Lotz)
5. Richard Tucker at 100: An Opera Celebration (concert, PBS, 2014)
6. American Voices with Renee Fleming (Great Performances, 2015)(April)
7. Babylon 5: Thirdspace (TNT, B5 telemovie, 1999)(June)
8. Babylon 5: The River of Souls (TNT, B5 telemovie, 1999)
9. Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (TNT, B5 telemovie 1999)
10. Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers: To Live and Die In Starlight (Sci-Fi Channel, B5 telemovie, 2002)(Sept)
11. Battlestar Galactica: The Miniseries (2003)
12. Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (video, B5 telemovie, 2007)
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felicityking: (autumn)
2015-12-11 01:45 pm

Filmography: Chris Evans

I have finally seen everything CE has ever made, so here's a quick write-up on my thoughts. (Also, rough draft for eventual tumblr post.) Am writing notes in segments. (I'm doing one next year for Kate Winslet.)

The recs are ------>. I rec them not only for him, but the entire movie being good, from script to cinematography.


Ant-Man (2015)
 Steve Rogers/ Captain America (uncredited)

Yes, it's a cameo, and it's probably a scene pulled directly from CACW, but can you imagine CE being able to pull this much emotion from you 10 years ago? 15 years ago? From a character as reserved and as internalized as Steve is with his emotions?  Ofc, it helps we know Steve Rogers so well, but CE didn't used to be able to play this type of character in an awesome manner. He's come such a long way.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Steve Rogers/Captain America

Okay, I started counting jokingly at the bottom, and can't believe this guy has TEN comicbook films on his resume so far. TEN, and we know there are at least a few more to come before his MCU contract ends. Fandom's current thing is yelling about how only the Russo brothers got Steve right, and how JW allegedly messed up everything, but those screamfests always ignore one person-- CE himself. CAN WE PLEASE START GIVING CE THE CREDIT HE DESEVES FOR STEVE???  Regardless of who is directing him, regardless of what plot is surrounding him, he always manages to capture Steve's "man out of time" isolation, heartbreak, weariness, and his goodness. I think this film is weak, however, unlike the rest of fandom who are (lazy, inept, and never ever do their research) content to blame JW solely, I know Marvel Studios heavily interfered with the final product, both script and editing. I hope JW is able to release a director's cut cuz even it's still a terrible film with his director's cut, we'll know how it was intended to be. But more to the point: CE just isn't given his credit due for Captain here. This isn't a great film by any means -- but CE bring the same pain to Cap that he brought to Mike Weiss. He gave depth to a film where nobody would have been mad at him if he decided not to give any depth to his performance. So I give him kudos for that.

Playing It Cool (2014)
Me

CE plays an unlikeable asshole of a writer, yet the film is self-aware about that (not his character, but other characters calling his character out). So his performance is tolerable -- the problem is the film itself is stagnant. It tries so hard to be clever and to reinvent romcom tropes, but it fails because it just subvert them far enough to make it feel original. Yes, it is ambitious and different, but ultimately -- it's stale.

Before We Go (2014)
Nick Vaughan

His directorial debut. Did he play it safe? Maybe, but gone are the days where movie stars could get 15-20 million projects to direct to prove they had ambition: they have to start small, really small. CE has called this his "film school," which is actually quite touching -- and makes a lot of sense. Is it a badly directed film? No, but it is a cautious film. It's a film that's been done before, and will be done again, but it's a great start. I saw a few critics dismissing this saying CE doesn't dig into Nick's character -- that's he's an uncomplicated good guy. Yet -- that over-simplifies the role. Yes, he could have done more -- but it's only a first film, and many first time directors who are directors didn't even start out as good as this. I'm looking forward to more of directed films.

------->Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Steve Rogers/Captain America

His 9th comicbook film!  Fandom loves this film, but fandom also forgets CE had two previous films to get comfortable with who he wanted Steve Rogers to be, and CE has even said as much in his interviews. His acting choices matter too. It's NOT all on JW or the Russos as far as Steve goes as a character. CE decides what layers to bring to this character, film after film. So, yes, I rec this as an excellent political thriller, and as an excellent comicbook film (based on a classic graphic novel of the same name --- fuck you fandom for overlooking Ed Brubaker who wrote the original CA graphic novel this film is inspired by) -- but also for his acting -- but I also don't forget he's had two previous films to assist in making Steve feel so multilayered here.

Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Steve Rogers/Captain America(uncredited)

A cameo but what a cameo! I would like to know if it was JW or someone else at Marvel who came up with this idea. (Recall the film had a messy filming production and JW was brought in to help do rewrites on script.) Because it clearly is poking fun at then fandom's perception of who Steve Rogers was. At any rate, it's brilliant.

------->Snowpiercer (2013)
Curtis

His 8th comicbook film! His roles in "Puncture" and "Sunshine" won him this part, more than his lobbying did. But this is based on a French graphic novel. So clearly at some point in time, CE deciding to stop worrying about genre labels and starting worrying about film quality. Which comes across in his MCU interviews -- but maybe that's why his acting is once again stepped up? It seems appropriate that "Sunshine" helped get him this role, as this film belongs in that same scifi/fantasy category: existential, philosophical scifi that asks important questions about humanity. It's an imaginative, inventive film and I hope he's proud of it, both acting wise and film wise.

The Iceman (2012)
Mr. Freezy

The film where I realized I was in too deep! CE's character wears a terrible wig, unflattering clothes, and is a murderer, and I'm just .... crushing despite all that. The film is a biography, and CE is just a supporting character. But it's a good film. Nothing new -- but still watchable. It's passable would be a better way of stating it. However, the things CE didn't bring to FP's Bryce, he brings in spades here. Don't believe CE can play a bad guy? Watch this. It's chilling (pun intended) the way he conveys Mr. Freezy's lack of concern about lives.

The Avengers (2012)
Steve Rogers/Captain America

His seventh comicbook film. I think fandom mischaracterizes this film. It's an ensemble film, yes, but it's also primarily about Tony Stark growing as a character. However, Tony's growth bounces off of other characters and affects them too. So Steve is primarily reacting to Tony -- but Steve reacting to Tony doesn't dismiss Steve as a character. Was CE holding back as far as acting choices go? Well, if you read the interviews around this press period, he jokingly wonders what Steve is doing there, so I would think yes. But I also think CE was still figuring out what he wanted to bring to Steve, the person, and Captain America, the persona. Also, fandom wants to blame JW for not getting Steve, but I very much do remember plenty of tumblr posts around this film acting like Steve was clueless about how the modern world worked. Own your bullshit fandom. This film doesn't dump on Steve -- you did. On your own --without help from JW (and you were dumping on Steve BEFORE this film came out, becuase nobody except for CE fans actually gave a damn about Steve Rogers). I think CE did exactly what he was supposed to do, and acted exactly how he was supposed to act -as part of an ensemble film. Last but not least, a tweet reminded recently: back when this film came out, nothing like it had ever been done before. We forget how groundbreaking it was that MCU was bringing 4 different franchises together. So, ofc, it's not going to be perfect, but it is ambitious -- and it mostly gets it right. Including CE.

------->What's Your Number? (2011)
 Colin Shea

Yes, Colin is serious eye candy. Yes, the film exploits that in every way possible. But what a difference a few short years make: for CE gives Colin substance he never gave Harvard Hottie. He also plays Colin in a wide range of ways: from comedic to thoughtful to doofus to assholey. Whatever CE might think about his movies, it's as if he realized he doesn't need to save the Acting for Important Films, but can act -- and act widely -- in all of them. Yes, this film is a tumblr fave, and a CE fan fave, but it is truly one of his best films acting wise.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Steve Rogers/Captain America

His sixth comicbook film, and first MCU film. I'm so glad Marvel Studio pushed him to be Steve Rogers. I do believe I have wrongly credited Marvel for stretching his wings as an actor -- he did that on his own -- but I do believe playing Steve has forced him to go outside his comfort zone and take more acting risks. He's said Steve is unlike him: Steve internalizes his feelings and can be on the very serious side. I find it hilarious that the way CE characterizes as "old-fashioned, traditional," etc (actual words from his interviews) and fandom completely ignores that. (CE's characterization of Steve is far closer to how JW talks about Steve than how fandom talks about Steve.) I do love his acting here. I do. It's not his first Good Guy role, but it's one of the first times he starts bringing depth and complexity to the Good Guy character. I don't rec this simply because the characters get no room to breathe between all the action sequences. (However, I think fandom vastly underrates this film especially given that is sets up the entire MCU universe backstory.)

------->Puncture (2011)
Mike Weiss

CE has come such a long way since "FP" and "London" and it really shows in this film. Wheres in the earlier two, you could sense the "Take Me Seriously as an Actor!" motioning, here he's just the part, and he's not afraid to dig deep into the pathos of a messy, tragic, biographical story. This is probably his most underrated performance, likely because the film doesn't have a feel-good ending, likely because CE is stereotyped as a mainstream guy next door actor who does comedies and superhero films (never mind that he's never wanted that type of success but only to make good films). (It also may be underrated and not taken seriously cuz we get Shirtless! Evans here -- but I doubt you'll confuse this film with any of his other Shirtless! performances.)

------->Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Lucas Lee


His fifth comicbook film. He's only in the film for like five minutes, but he owns every minute of it. The film is an ode to a certain type of male nerdery, and, yet, the film also side-eyes the nerds (and the villians) it puts forth to celebrate. It's a stylized film: mimicking videogames in setup and structure, which also makes it a very clever film. (CE's comedic films always seem to be about deconstructing or re-imagining tropes -- whether his romcoms or comedic roles within films that aren't romcoms.)

------>The Losers (2010)
Jake Jensen

His fourth comicbook film, and his first (and so far only) DC Comics film. Jake is everything people love about Colin -- except this is an offbeat, zany, violent film about anti-heroes being morally grey and not exactly winning. Real life tidbit: when his mother had a twitter, she said Chris is most like Jake. I've read some articles on this film being ahead of its time and I agree. It's where superhero films are evolving too: where there is a balance between gritty darkness and comedic lightness. CE steals the film, but the entire cast is excellent.

Push (2009)
Nick Gant

Perhaps CE is not taken seriously as an actor because so many of his films front the ladies? That is a thought that occurred to me throughout the year. He never really plays the hyper-masculine character. Hyper-sexualized -- yes, but not extremely violent. (Which isn't to say he doesn't play violent characters -- he does. But they typically aren't the heroes.) This is weak film and a weak scifi film, but I do think it shows him once again taking the craft of acting seriously. Gradually but slowly between 2006-2010, he just got really GOOD as an actor. No, I don't rec this film, even if I'll probably rewatch it again (Nick Gant is pretty!), but I do think he deserves kudos for it.

The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008)
Jimmy

CE has a terrible southern accent but, despite that, his acting is really on key. He's finally found the pathos he lacked in earlier films. We see Jimmy struggle and feel conflicted -- realize that there are no easy answers for many troubling relationships and legacies he has to carry. But this isn't really CE's film, it's Bryce Dallas Howard's, and she's a relevation. I love this film. I don't rec simply because I know I know I'm self-identifying w/ Bryce, but I do love it, and wish it was seen more. Also, it's CE's first period drama.

Street Kings (2008)
Detective Paul Diskant

CE himself wasn't bad, the film itself was. It's another one of his travels into playing morally grey characters, but he's very secondary, and doesn't get much to do. Also, the film spends too much time on "gotcha!" twists rather than attempting to delve into character. It thinks it's a deep, thoughtful, challenging film --- it's really not. But given the writers and director -- it's obvious why CE was attracted to the project.

Battle for Terra (2007)
Stewart Stanton (voice)

A foreign animated film dubbed for American audiences. His second and last animated film, and also very very forgettable. It deals with environmentalism, pollution, colonialism. It does some new things within those boundaries (it doesn't romaticize colonialism-- the war mongerers are called out) but I don't remember a damn thing about this film and I didn't care for it. I do hope CE does more voice animation though. (We all know he loves Disney! Hopefully that will pan out into an actual animated film someday.)

The Nanny Diaries (2007)
Harvard Hottie

His second team-up with ScarJo. He's only eye candy here. Could he have made his role more? Yes, I think so. Harvard Hottie has his struggles with his class and family too so CE could have brought more depth to the role. However, this is a comfort food film. A film that really centers the women -- the men exist to cause problems (intentionally or otherwise) but the film is really about women's relationships to each other. So I don't fault him for his acting choices. If I were to rec this film, it would be for the women, not him. So even though I still enjoy the film, I'm not reccing it.

4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
Johnny Storm/Human Torch

His 3rd comicbook film. Maybe it was working on "Sunshine" with Danny Boyle, maybe it was because he now had 6+ years in the industry, but his acting is acting good here. Unlike the first FF where he is uneven and obviously doesn't care, here you can see the emotional weight he tries to give to Johnny. Yes, this is stlll largely a popcorn film, and yes, his role obviously will never be a classic, but he brings depth that he lacked even just a few short years before in "London" and "Fierce People."

------>Sunshine (2007)
James Mace

CE's first really good, really rec-able film. It's directed by Danny Boyle, who knows how to get good performances out out of actors. So the seed has been planted. A philosophical film about the end-of-earth's days and how a group of space explorers are trying to make that not so. This film is very underrated. I know CE wishes this had been a hit, so he could have a different career, but I'm sort of glad it wasn't: I like that his career choices range from indie to Oscar-bait, from action to romcoms. If this film had been a success, I could see him pulling a James Franco or Leonardo diCaprio career shift. I like that his career failures have forced him to be ambitious and not one-note. However, more ppl need to watch this film! (I will freely confess I do think he's one of the weaker links of the film but the film is too strong not to rec.)

TMNT (2007)
Casey (voice)

One of two animated films CE has made. His second comicbook film. Forgettable, and yet maybe worth watching since CE has said he's a TMNT fan. This is a boring film. There's no zip, no jazz, nothing to get one excited, but it is his first animated film.

London (2005)
Syd

A terrible, flimsy movie. Yet, the seeds of CE's acting range can probably be found in this one. He's a drug addict, a man broken up about his girlfriend leaving him and moving on. He's an an asshole and total mess. The seed hasn't been planted yet: it's just there waiting to be planted. The growth came in later films, but I could sense the craft here. The film is only worth seeing if you want to see one of CE's first onscreen sex scenes. Also, lots of barechested scenes.

Fantastic Four (2005)
Johnny Storm/Human Torch

His first comicbook film. His first Marvel film. Not his first action film, but his first big blockbuster film. When asked about his favorite MCU character, CE always says Iron Man, but I personally think he's already played Tony Stark: here, and he has it better, for he's surrounded by family and friends, while still getting to be the cocky, suave jokester saving the world.

Fierce People (2005)
Bryce

His first outright bad boy role. The film is too much a typical indie soap opera though.  Not worth watching unless one is a die-hard CE fan. CE has always had an appetite for indie films and roles that aren't mainstream, but his acting hadn't matured enough to handle Bryce's characterization and make it compelling. Also, the other actors fail to make their roles compelling. Just a snooze of film despite the talent involved.

Cellular (2004)
Ryan

The first CE film I ever remember seeing. Forgettable. His acting choices remain interesting to me though. I don't think he would make the choice to play the character as a doofus if he made the film today. I think he would try to give Ryan more gravity and self-awareness. This film is famously remembered for costarring Jessica Biel, who he was dating at the time.

The Perfect Score (2004)
Kyle

CE's conventional teen film with all the mid-2000 teen movie tropes. His first truly Nice Guy role. Completely forgettable, and only worth watching for his first team-up with Scarlett Johansson. Also, I think it worth noting:  For a guy who complains about his filmography, he has very few Dues Paying films that actors has to do to build up their resume. Yes, he has bad films, but unlike Renee and Matthew, he can't say he starred in "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation." Even his Dues Paying films are slightly more original and inventive that what most actors get.

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
Jake Wyler

For those of us who remember 90s teen movies, this spoof probably holds up, but for CE fans don't remember that era, it's probably will be better remembered CE's first nude scene. I don't think the movie will hold up, but I like that he picked an unconventional teen film. I like that it turns the tables on tropes (and is generally self-aware about them) as well opens with a vibrator scene. I actually think a lot of what fans love about CE's later film roles can be found in this film, but the acting is soooooo painfully obvious. The acting seed is still in the package, on the shelf. Full of potential, but in a package.

The Newcomers (2000)
Judd

Halmarky-esque movie. CE really doesn't do much in his film debut except look pretty. I only remember this film took a dig at Boston, so clearly he only did it to pay his dues.

felicityking: (clouds and flowers)
2015-01-30 06:34 pm

(no subject)

Just witnessed a white feminist on twitter mic drop herself. Can we say "tacky"? Who goes and mic drops themself? She was trying to excuse and justify the whitewashing of history on Agent Carter.

I would like note this feminist is an acclaimed fanfic writer in Arrow fandom, and despite many example of people of colour on Arrow, all her fanfics center largely on the white characters. Also, she's one of the founders behind TCLI and spends so much time preaching on her blog for Sara Lance, but when asked about not supporting POC, she's like "well, make a petition and I'll sign it." You shouldn't NEED a damn petition in order to talk about how POC are treated on the show.

Ugh. I had already unfollowed her tumblr, but her justification of Agent Carter and pulling out the excuses like "women-centered shows are always held to higher standards," 'dealing with racism would have overwhelmed the show" and other bullshit? Got an unfollow and block on twitter. (What you mean to say Frea, is "if they had dealt with history accurately, I would have been uncomfortable.)

Although one thing that is disturbing me: white feminists telling women of colour how to feel about their representation. I've sene this happen now first w/ Arrow and now Agents of Shield. And then pulling out "but Peggy Carter is important!" or "Sara Lance is bi, and I studied instersectionality, and you aren't being instersectional ignoring her to prop your fave black character."

NO FANDOM. That is a misuse of your privilege and it's disgusting. Sara Lance is bi, but she's also white. Sara Lance is bi, but she got more backstory in 1 season than John Diggle, a black man, has gotten in three. (And there are 3 black women on Arrow but fandom constantly erases them when mentioning how the show is treating women badly.)

As a white feminist, your only job is supporting to black women speaking out/about their representation. It is NOT to lecture them on "you need to support [white woman character] along side [your black characters]." But I keep seeing this happen.

I take about fridging on Arrow, but I don't conflate the fridging. Racism factored in Shado's execution and ageism in Moira's but that's not saying it's the same as bury your gay trope which Sara got. Yes, it's all forms of sexism, but different forms of sexism that impact representation differently. TCLI only focuses on Sara's fridging and Thea losing her agency (both white women) and ignores forms of harmful fridging. (You can't just pick and choose your sexist examples. It's important to address how they all impact differently due to interlocking issues, but prizing one fridging above multiple cases of others is wrong.)

I've been writing about this on facebook, and my sideblog tumblr, but wanted to add it here too.
felicityking: (clouds and flowers)
2014-09-02 04:35 pm

(no subject)

I'm beginning to realize just how deep and vast racism (or maybe erasure is the more appropriate term) goes in the Arrow fandom. It can be accessed mainly through shipping, but even how characters and/or actors are favorited, it becomes noticable.

What's even worse is that this is a fandom that does NOT think itself is racist. Oh, they'lll call out sexism (the squee threads were set up mainly to combat sexism) but racism? Nope. Well, we love Diggle, we loved Shado. Well, yeah, but loving a character doesn't mean you are NOT erasing their importance to the narrative. (Part of the reason I stopped shipping Sariver is because of bullcrap about how ~Sara and Oliver understand each other better than anybody else does. Fuck you! While Sara and Oliver argue round and round in circles, Dig and Oliver have actual discussions and GET each other's POV. And Dig has nailed Oliver's PSTD far better than Sara ever has.) (I love Sara, but she's NOT entirely selfless. Her selfishness is actually harmful to other characters and aint something to be celebrated.)

I can think of SO many examples and ways in which this fandom keeps muting/erasing/ignoring the POV characters in it. Ugh. 
felicityking: (red sonja 2)
2014-01-02 02:55 pm

Scrapbook 2014

50 books, 50 movies. More Trekdom (I'd like to finish TNG and get midway through DS9/Voyager). Rewatch Chuck.



Books.
1. The Entropy Effect (Star Trek: The Original Series) by Vonda McIntyre. 1981.
2, Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1912.
3. Batgirl: The Darkest Reflection by Gail Simone, Adrian Syaf, and Vicente Cifuentes, 2012. (DC Comics, The New 52)
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, 1979.\
5. Stardust by Neil Gaiman, 1999.
6. The Klingon Gambit (Star Trek: The Original Series) by Robert E. Vardeman, 1981.
7. Encounter At Farpoint (Star Trek: The Next Generation) by David Gerrold, 1987.
8. Green Lantern: Rebirth by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver, 2010. (DC Comics)
9. Arrow, Volume 1 by Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Mike Grell, & Etc, 2013. (DC Comics)
10. The Movement: Volume 1: Class Warfare by Gail Simone, Freddie Williams II, 2014. (DC Comics, The New 52)
11. Pretty Deadly: Volume 1: The Shrike by Kelly Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios, 2014. (Image Comics)
12. The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1913.
13. Jane of Lantern Hill by L. M. Montgomery, 1937.

movies. bold equal rewatch, underline equal non-English.
1. Stardust (2007)
2. Dick Tracy, Detective (USA,1945)
3. The Lady from Shanghai (USA, 1947)
4. Man of Steel (USA, 2013)
5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (USA, New Zealand, 2013)
6. Carrington (UK, France, 1995)
7. Austenland (UK, USA, 2013)
8. Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day
9. The Proposal (2009)
10. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
11. StarGate (1994)
12. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
13. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
14. Romancing the Stone (1984)
15. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2007)
16. Friday the 13th (1980)
17. Alien (1979)
18. Aliens (1986)
19. Alien 3 (1992)
20. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
21. Cairo Time (2010)
22. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
23. The Pact (2012)
24. Alien: Resurrection (1997)
25. Prometheus (2012)
26. Godzilla (2014)
27. Gravity (2013)
28. Brave (2012)
29. Pacific Rim (2013)
30. The Terminator (1984)
31. The Machine (UK, 2013)
32. Pitch Perfect (USA, 2012)
33. Speed (1994)
34. The Breakfast Club (1985)
35. Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
36. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
37. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

------------------------------------------26 new, 11 rewatches

series.
1. Doctor Who, season 1 (BBC, 1963-1964)
2. Arrow, season 1 (The CW, 2012-2013)
3. Chuck, season 1, (NBC, 2007-2008)
4. Chuck, season 2, (NBC, 2008-2009)
5. Star Trek: The Next Generation, season 4 (syndicated, 1990-1991)
6. Doctor Who, season 2 (BBC, 1964-1965)
7. Hung, season 3 (HBO, 2011-2011)
8. Star Trek: The Next Generation, season 5 (syndicated, 1992-1993)
9. Babylon 5, season 2 (PTEN, 1994-1995)
10. Babylon 5, season 3 (PTEN, 1995-1996)
11. Star Trek: The Next Generation, season 6 (syndicated, 1993-1994)
12. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, season 1 (syndicated, 1993-1993)
13. Babylon 4, season 4 (PTEN, 1996-1997)

documentaries
1. Nightfall (literary + filmic vampires, 2010)
2. A Dancer's Life (Martha Graham dance company, criterion collection, hulu)
3. Wonder Women! The Untold Stories of American Heroines (hulu, comicbook documentary, 2013)
4. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Neil Degrasse Tyson, Fox, 2014)
5. Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (hulu, 2009)
6. Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods (hulu, comicbook novelist, 2011)

other.
1. From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2014 (orchestral, Great Performances, PBS, 2014)
2. Martha Graham: Dance on Film: Appalachian Spring (criterion collection release, hulu)
3. Martha Graham: Dance on Film: Night Journey (criterion collection, hulu)
4. Stay With Me (film short, 2011, youtube w/ Stephen Amell)
5. 2012 Richard Tucker Opera Gala (Live from Lincoln Center, PBS, 2012)
6. Lights Out (Who's There Film Challenge, David S. Sandberg, 2013)
7. Anything Goes (bootleg, Broadway revival, 2011)
8. Hercules and the Amazon Women (USA, 1994)
9. Carmilla (VerveGirl, Canada, youtube webseries, 2014)
10. Snow Bride (Hallmark, 2013)
11. Carmilla: The Christmas Special (VerveGirl, Canada, youtube webseries, 2014)
felicityking: (clouds and flowers)
2013-06-15 06:56 pm

Back up your tumblrs!

Apparently, DMCA is now starting to crack down on tumblr, and tumblr is being far harsher than youtube. You know how with youtube it's 3 strikes and you're out? Well, from what I'm reading on tumblr, people are only getting one warning and then deletion, or deletions without notice.

So make sure you have your blogs backed up elsewhere! 
felicityking: (clouds and flowers)
2013-05-10 05:00 pm

Bones as the heart of TOS

Leonard McCoy meta )

This sort of devolved into rambling, but I tried. I also have some thoughts about Spock/Kirk slash (and sexuality and love on the show in general) but I'll save that for when I've finished all the TOS series/movies
felicityking: (clouds and flowers)
2013-05-08 05:39 pm
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Thoughts on Merlin, season 2

I started watching this show last year, but then got distracted by movies and more movies. This year, I'm making a concerted effort to finish off the TV series I started last year as well as to new ones. Which has meant learning how to re-marathon. I still can't watch 13 episodes in a day (and even at the height of my marathoning back in my college days never got that high) but I can manage 4-6 if I plan well.

This show drives me batty. The production values, music, and the majority of the actors are soooo good. But the writing doesn't match. Well, sometimes it does, but most times it is unforgivably lazy. Had I watched this show while it was alive, I would have ceased watching after seeing the season 2 finale. Fortunately I didn't. Knowing it's going to get darker, and change things up (and that ultimate it is cheese, even if it is brought to you by the BBC) has allowed me to give more allowances. (Another reason I don't watch shows while they are still airing: I generally cease watching them. If I think I'm going to get invested in a show, I'll just wait it out.)
general thoughts, some spoilers if you haven't seen the show )
felicityking: (clouds and flowers)
2013-05-02 09:20 pm
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New laptop hurray!

My inspirion was dying. A slow painful death, but it was dying. It has been dying. It has a harddrive error "kernel stack error" has been coming up for the past 6 months every few weeks. Something in the hard drive is corrupted.

I've been wanting to upgrade for awhile, and since last year, have been saving for a new one. After much research, I decided on a macbook. I really wanted one of the new retina touch ones, but all the review say they are still not worth the cost yet. So after more research, I decided on a pro. It's hardier than an air and made for a computer addict like me.

Yes,  I know it's expensive, but my dell laptop was cheap, and every year had something that was a costly fix on it so in the long run it ended up costing me more than this macbook did.. Consumer Reports have long said apple products are the best, so if they are more expensive...at least the quality is there. Besides, I got it with my own money. A part of me is squeamish over spending money that cost pay off a loan, but I also didn't want to buy another crappy computer that would cost me more money in the long run.

Anyway, after 4 years on the Vista--and because of my problems with Dell, I ended up figuring on my own how do lots of stuff--this is a breeze. It's just so, so easy! It's not complicated at all. It is weird that it's so different from windows but it's not completely foreign.

My laptop is a 13 inch screen. Which will take time to get used to. Even though I use my kindle for streaming, my old laptop had a 15 inch screen, and this slightly smaller screen keeps throwing me off. It is nice though.

Right now, I'm converting all my avi and mkv files to mpeg 4.

I can't justify buying anything else this year though. Except for family, but not for myself. But it was worth it.
felicityking: (night time)
2013-04-02 10:51 pm
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movie reviews 51-75

No, I didn't watch 25 films in a week. I was at 70 something when I wrote my previous post. This is just to catch me up. My recs from this batch: Brick (YOU MUST SEE THIS UNDERRATED FILM NOIR YOU MUST YOU MUST YOU MUST!!!!!!!!!!!!), The Vanishing, Purple Noon, and Yojimbo.


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
This used to be one of my fave of the HP films, but after rereading the novel, I'm shocked at how badly they handled the script. The actors were good, the effects are good, but Steve Kloves is a godawful screenwriter who has no clue how to adapt things. And the fact that JKR defends him makes me disgusted with her.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
I already wrote a review on this. The only thing that sticks with me is the scenery porn, and even THAT isn't that awe-inspiring. Rotted Tripe and Stinky Cheese is my tumblr tag for it, and I'll probably keep the tag for the entire trilogy. Also, Martin came across as a better Bilbo while being John Watson then when he's actually Bilbo. Also, Peter Jackson completely fucked up the character of Bilbo and I'll never forgive him for it.
The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
This is nowhere as good as the amazing, flawless, I-know-you-haven't-watched-it-yet The Passion of Joan of Arc, but it's still fairly good.

Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)
You see one Ozu you see them all. But I did enjoy how he handled the topic of wealth and marriages. Also, how he showed in his own way how Japan was affected by Westernization. It's a quiet film, but it has its moments.

Bottle Rocket (1996)
Dear Wes Anderson: stop putting women on an unrealistic pedestal. Write a real one for a change. Despite the sexism present in his films, I do enjoy his work. Owen Wilson steals the show though. Three down on their luck friends scheme to steal their way to better fortunes. A little far-fetched in some places (they stay in their local area after robbing a store and NOBODY recognizes them?) but still good.

The Home and the World (1984)
This actually is a nice companion piece to FOGTOR. This Ray film explores Westernization, marriage, and India's struggle for independence. It felt a bit long in places, but I felt it was really good. It also had some interesting answers to love, gender, and education.

El Mariachi (1992)
Even though this is the prequel to 'Desperado' it felt like it was a super-indie version of D. If you compare the films side by side, they are nearly identical scene for scene. However, while 'Desperado' is like a Mexico folktale, EM felt more like a caper movie with no lore to it. Despite it's super low low low budget (reportedly made for $8000 dollars), it's interesting just how much of signature Robert Rodriguez is there.

Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
An interesting concept, a badly executed film. This finale in the Desperado trilogy has the Mariarchi taking part in a government assasination plot with "help" from US FBI agents. This could have been good, except the Mariarchi is a supporting character in his own film! Also, it could have explored (albeit in a fun, offbeat way) the way US colonialism has affected Mexico's identity of itself, but instead it's just ignorant movie with twists for twist's sake. So much potential wasted.

The Vanishing (1988)
I was browsing through this movie's tag during commerical breaks, and I was like "oh please it's not a horror film! it's a psychological study of how we deal with the lost of loved ones." Well, then that ending came and it scared the shit out of me. Oh, my goodness! It was REALLY good but really disturbing. I think I could watch it again now that I know what's coming, but gosh! I won't spoil the ending, but if you watch it, prepare yourself to have a romantic comedy afterwards!

A Knight's Tale (2001)
I didn't know I wanted to fuck Chaucer until Paul Bettany walked across my screen. Nude. A fun medieval fantasy about a servant who wants to be a knight. I liked it but all I remember is Paul Bettany (who is JARVIS in the IM movies!!!!!!).

Total Recall (1990)
Scifi porn with a semi-serious plot. Arnold S. plays a man who wants to vacay to Mars but its too poor, so he plans to have a fake vacay planted in his head. But the fake vacay transplant doen't take? Or does it? It felt like a B movie with A list actors. It wasn't bad, but it's an overrated movie.

Brick (2006)
A film noir set in high school sounds corny right? But this works. It uses all the old school cliches but in such a clever way without feeling like a cliche. I loved everything about this movie, which makes it hard to explain the reasons why you see it (i'm one of those annoying people who always need a good reason, and more than just 'I love it!'). Remember how I complained about 'The Million Dollar Hotel'? Well, MDH tried to reinvent the film noir but it had no understanding of the genre, and it just felt slapped onto a plot about poor homeless mentally ill people lving in a hotel. This works because the kids ACT like high school kids despite being typical film noir characters. Plus, the way the film is set up, you genuinely believe that the high school kids run the town. Also, it has clever nods to old Hollywood film noirs. I can't wait to watch this again. I really hope someone I know from LJ will watch this film.

Revanche (2008)
A surprising redemption tale hidden in a love triangle. It's unconventional. I'm  hardpressed to explain the plot in a few paragraphs, so IMDB it. It's good though.

Purple Noon (1960)
The original Talented Mr. Ripley. Far better than the Matt Damon film too. It's like if Gossip Girl had been set in the 1960s and people had actually been allowed to be their unpleasant, juicy, disagreeable, hanger-on selves without all the moral conventional shit attached to their characters.

Gosford Park (2001)
Julian Fellowes actually can write non-shitty material! But that's only because it's Robert Altman's baby in both idea and production. (Apparently, Fellowes has never gotten over this film, which is why everything he does now is prove the rich are always right). The murder is besides the point, it's really about the distinction between the classes, the  changing of the tide (the film shows how Americans and our classlessness threw off both the servants and their masters), and that whole era. It's really good. Too bad Fellowes missed the point. It's far better than Downton Abbey will ever be.

The Hi-Lo Country (1999)
YAWN! that is all.

Murder, Inc (1960)
YAWN. It has some intriguing elements, but it just isn't good enough.

The Lovers (1958)
A dreamy, atmospheric Louis Malle film about a bored, well to do housewife and the man who becomes her lover. Long before 'The Hours,' and 'Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood' this film showed what women did to rediscover their authentic selves, to be loved. I quite enjoyed it.

The Last Metro (1980)
A World War 2 film by Francois Truffaut. Theatre actors in France under the occupation. I like Truffaut but this film was definitely his "look at me whore WW2 for all the awards!" film. There was nothing substantial about it, even if did show a different angle. I said over at tumblr, and I'll say it again, if Ingmar Bergman had this, it would have been better. Bergman, for the most part, always can find the menace in the shadows and the light lurking around the corner. Truffaut just served up a lightbulb with no heat and not much light.

Yojimbo (1960)
Do you know how much I love Akira Kurosawa (Rashomon except from that love of course)???? This film has the most BAMFIEST hero ever to cross the screen. Yojimbo is an impoverished samurai drifting from town to town in search of a job. He stumbles across one when he comes to a town controlled by two rival families. He resolves to break up the war to restore good fortune to the town. Yojimbo doesn't take shit! He's clever, witty, and sarcastic. While the film violent it also seemed to making a point about the uselessness of violence. It did that by emphasizing the petty, twisted, and greediness of the two opposing families and their inane quarrels. This film is said to have inspired the Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns.

Sanjuro (1962)
The sequel to Yojimbo. I'm just going to ignore it. It wasn't offensive bad like Rashomon but rather suffered from 'sequelitis.' Which I hate, and will always hate.

Belle De Jour (1967)
This makes an interesting companion piece to 'The Lovers.' A well to do housewife is bored and decides to take up prostitution to enrich her sex life. I think the film is overrated, but it's good. Also, even the Gossip Girl writers used as inspiration for one of their episodes, the film is really unlike the episode (and the writers as usual missed the point of the film). It does seem relatively safe by today's standards though.

Stranger than Paradise (1984)
Once upon a time, Jim Jarmusch was (still is?) a hipster. This is his first post-film school film, and it's rather good for a first professional film, but one can tell that JJ hasn't outgrown his film school sensibilities. The black and white wasn't needed, the characters aren't that fleshed out, the plot isn't all that wonderful. But on the upside, it does show a side of the Midwest that never gets depicted in Hollywood movies, it still is a decent effort for a first film, and despite it's pretentiousness, it's not an in your face "look how quirky and special i am!" indie. JJ actually lets the characters be normal people. Which is commendable.

Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
A lesser Woody Allen movie. He and Diane Keaton play an empty nest couple (their son is a baby! Zach Braff, BTW) who think their next door neighbor was murdered and investigate it. It was more memorable than it should have been, largely due to Woody and Diane's chemistry (they felt very married) and the naturalness they brought to their characters (Woody plays his usual neurotic self, but the stuff he did...make me laugh...a card scene in particular).
felicityking: (night time)
2013-03-27 06:40 pm
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movie reviews 26-50, scrapbook 2013

I'm just about to hit movie 75, so I figured I'd post short reviews for these. The you must watch this NOW (and you probably never will SOB SOB SOB!!!!!): Hero, Weekend, and Cries and Whispers. Honorable Mention: Shoot the Piano Player.

(Bolded films are non-English.)


Tokyo Story (1953)
Ozu is good, but he's a one note director.  You've seen one, you've seen them all. This movie takes place a few years after World War II, and although extremely understated, one can already sense the effects westernization is having on Japan. The old couple taken for granted, seem to be a symbol of the older culture dying, or being forgotten.
Four Rooms (1995)
Meh. A portmanteau. 4 directors direct different segments taking place in a hotel. The stories are connected by the presence of a bellboy trying to survive his weird night with weird guests and their weird requests. The Robert Rodriguez sequence with Antonio Banderas is the only segment worth watching, but even that isn't the greatest.
Hero (2002)
A martial arts film starring Jet Li about the origins of China. It questions what it is to be a hero, how mythology, storytelling, and national identity intertwine. This film is like an onion. Every time you think you know where the story is going, it pulls back another layer that alters (or builds upon) the previous segment. The cinematography is soooooooo beautiful, and really compliments the story.
8 Women (2002)
A French film noir musical starring classic and new esteemed French actresses. Conceptually good, but could have been better. All the little nudges to the genre and old technicolour films were great to see though.
Permanent Vacation (1981)
Jim Jarmusch's student film school movie. So it's very cheap and incredibly boring. A man with a hospitalized mother drifts over working class Manhattan trying to decide what to make of himself. Despite being BAAAAAD, I couldn't completely hate on it, cuz one can see trances of professional JJ and it's nice to see a side of Manhattan that isn't shown in film.


The Emperor Jones (1933)
Back in the day, Paul Robeson was THE African-American actor. Before Chris, before Will, before Denzel, before Sidney. This was his signature stage and screen role. Although the film should have been longer, I feel that it did capture his magnetism as an actor. And what a singing voice! It was also an interesting study of colonialism. How in the struggle to rise up, one might emulate the very systems that oppressed you.
Cronos (1993)
A very interesting take on the vampire story. The simplicity of the movie reminded me of 'Valerie and Her Week of Wonders.' Perhaps it's a cultural thing (Mexico) or the director (Del Toro, pre 'Pan's Labyrinth') but this vampire story about achieving immortality is unlike anything about vampires coming out of Hollywood. It was good.

Three Colors: Red (1994)
I LOVE this trilogy. This is the best though. It's about communication and isolation. It's hard to describe this movie cuz it's basically plotless, but it's about how connect or don't connect as humans. It's wonderful!

Black Orpheus (1959)
President Obama was right. This film does romanticize ethnicity. It's a retelling of the Orpheus legend set in South America, which should be intesting, except the characters and plot are paper thin! There is no motivation presented behind their actions, they exist to serve to serve the story. What's more, everytime an opportunity to present greyness and complicated emotions arises, it is erased by having an overly long dancing or singing scene. Also, this movie takes place in the slums, but you wouldn't know it from the way the movie glamourizes poverty.

The Music Room (1958)
I've been waiting a full year for Criterion to make Sanyajit Ray films free on hulu. I ended watching this during their free film offering weekend. It's about an old bloodlined aristocrat and the changing times. He and his neighbor (who is a self-made rich man) compete to have the best music rooms. Well, not so much compete cuz it is only the bloodlined aristocrat who is concerned with upstaging. It's actually a rather tragic film about putting faith in image rather than humanity. But was interesting. I loved the details in it too.

Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
A clever film noir by Francois Truffaut. A down on his luck piano player gets caught up in his brothers' wrongdoing. I can't even begin to describe this film's plot. It was fun verging on nonsensical, and very witty.

Weekend (1967)
I don't like Jean-Luc Godard. I watch his movies for the camera angles and blocking (which are sooooo amazing). But I enjoyed this one. Godard's characters usually exist to serve the plot, but there was no plot here. It's just one long random weird road movie about a couple on their way across France to kill a relative so they can get some money. There isn't anybody or anything to like in this movie. They are all so despicable, and yet, it's entertaining. Completely tasteless, but the tastelessness is there to make a point about society. (Much as I dislike Godard, I have to give him credit for not doing stunt filmmaking. He does put thought in his films.)

Wild Strawberries (1957)
You think Hollywood is the only place where they get goopy over old people? False! An old professor is dying and revisits his memories on his way to collect an awards. It's typical. Nothing surprising. Probably more elevated in how the subject matter is handled than the typical Hollywood film though since it's Ingmar Bergman directing it, but still nothing to get excited about.

A Woman of Paris (1923)
Charlie Chaplin's only drama. All I remember from this is the wonderful costumes and scenery. The story is a love triangle, but not anything memorable.

Two Tons of Turqoise to Taos Tonight (1975)
Robert Downey Sr's film was originally called 'Moment to Moment' and while that is not as fun to say as the alliterative TTOTTT, it more accurate captures what this is about. Just a collection of skits of people doing things. It has a young Robert Downey Jr in it.

Rashomon (1950)
I've heard so much about this film and it's awful. All the praise for it never acknowledges that it's a rape culture film that reinforces the stereotypes surrounding rape culture. Yes, it was masterfully made but UGH! The less said the better (and I am a HUGE fan of Akira Kurosawa but this film...NO!)

Emotion (1966)
A Japanese short film from the director of the cult horror classic 'House.' (That strange horror film I saw last year.) It was good. Like 'Chronos,' it is a new take on the fairytale. Lots of fields and waterscapes and creatures in capes. It reminded me of a Grimms' tale.

Cries and Whispers (1972)
A slightly surrealist tale about a sister dying. Her two other sisters and housemaid wait for her die, and each of the 4 in turn recall their darkest secret. The set decor for this film was very red and that felt appropros. It's a drawing room drama by Ingmar Bergman. There was one  really gross scene in this, but I don't think it would bother you like it bothered me.

Anne of the Indies (1951)
This could have been so good. A pirating adventure with a BAMF! to boot, but Anne was gendered to fit the stereotypes of the 1950s (punished for being independent, not interested in marriage or traditional femininity)

Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
An early screen effort about the effects of mental illness on a family. I didn't really care for this. The mental illness was never named, and it seemed to use all the stereotypical measures in regards to the female who had it.

Jet Lag (2002)
Boring. Two stranded passengers at an airport who can't stand each other fall in love. It would have worked better if it hadn't gone there with the sterotypes. (He's an emotionally distance asshole, she's just gotten out of a controlling, abusive relationship.) The small moments are nice, but not enough to be convincing as a romance. For some reason, this film (which is French) was dubbed in English on youtube.

The Tin Drum (1979)
Oooh, I hated this film. I'm rereading my Holocaust lit books, and the survivors say "don't believe when they tell you they didn't know any better." Well, this is one of those films that makes it seem like Germany didn't know any better (and it was produced by Germany to boot). Oscar wants to stay in the womb, but since he can't, he decides at age 3, he will stay a child forever. I really loathed how women were treated in this film. I really hated how sex was treated in this film. And what's that about the mass genocide of people happening? Aside from the Night of Broken Glass, how Germany belittled and killed minority groups and subverted nations, WW 2 is glossed over.

Halloween: H20, 20 Years Later (1998)
Snooooooze. It has a steller cast, but they can't save the material. While it was awesome seeing Laurie Strode back, the film took too long in getting Michael Myers at her doorstep. The famous theme is given John Williams treatment (think booming orchestra) which just didn't work. Dull overall.

La Strada (1954)
This was sad! A young woman accompanies a circus performer as they cross the backroads of Italy making money.

Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
I can't believe I wasted so many brain cells on this franchise. However, for whatever reason, this one get things back into form. Oh, it's still ridiculous (Michael just can't be killed!, he can also kill everybody and evade cameras!) but it's a nice twist on the concept.
felicityking: (night time)
2013-03-06 03:27 pm
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

So I finally watched The Hobbit: AUJ last night and I was not impressed. I feel that the book was too fundamentally changed. In both big and small ways. I ranted about it on my tumblr, so I won't repeat it here. However, the largest observations that have stuck with me:

1. The cave scene was the one scene where it felt authentically like TH and  not LOTR: The Prequel. It was also the only time I thought Martin Freeman shone as Bilbo. But I felt like he spent most of the movie coasting (which I feel it partly his fault, and partly the fault of Peter Jackson for turning the movie into "Thorin")

2. Too much CGI. Oddly, there were scenes where the CGI felt more HP and Narnia-esque rather than LOTR. Which was weird to me, because way back in 2001-2003, it was LOTR that was the innovative series while HP was stuck in the 1990s CGI wise. I also hated how story/characterization was sacrificed for show-offy special effects. There is no reason why Peter Jackson couldn't have stuck more closely to how TH was written. But no, he had to fancy everything up. UGH!

3. Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, and Andy Serkis were the only actors who made the movie worth watching. Ian delievered despite the cheese he was forced to muddle through. (That 'he gives me courage' speech made me want to gag, and is soooo un-Gandalf!) Richard Armitage kept getting propped, but he actually put gravitas in his performance nullifying the constant propping. In other words, HE was the one who make you feel for Thorin, despite the annoying add-ons from Peter Jackson (look at mighty warrior Thorin fighting the orcs! look at Thorin mourning his lost land!). He could have easily coasted but he didn't. Then there is Andy Serkis, who somehow managed to make Smeagol look fresh, and still just as creepy/vulnerable as he was in LOTR.

4. Rotted tripe and stinky cheese is my nickname for this film, and I felt it especially during the council as Lord Elrond's home. I also fet it everytime the familiar LOTR essential theme music was used over certain bits of the film. It felt manipulative. Also, I didn't like how the ring was turned into The Ring, cuz even with Tolkien's tweaking, it was still "inconsequential" in TH, while other events were given more importance. I feel like there are other ways Jackson could have turned this into an epic prequel without harming the essentials of TH. (I hated the voiceover narration too. It took all the suspense out of the picture. That should have been moved to later on. The Company telling Bilbo around the Campfire, for example.)

5. I need to rant about Bilbo. He's a reluctant adventurer in the book. He's goes because he's prodded and pushed by Gandalf. He then sticks with the journey cuz he has an ego and wants to prove Thorin and company wrong. He's bumbling, but he's can also think on his feet. Peter Jackson does NOT understand Bilbo. Bilbo would NOT abandon the company because he misses home like the movie implied. Nor did the movie do justice to Bilbo's bumbling but quick thinking ways. He just gets...dropped... into situations (like rather than show his ingenuity into wandering around the cave trying to find the Company, he instead is ~dropped~ to the very bottom where he meets Smeagol. Also, the troll sequence was changed as well as others to make him more normalized instead of the bumbling but quick thinking hobbit he is.) That annoyed me to no end and I will never forgive Peter Jackson for changing Bilbo like he did. (I can understand Thorin-fying the movie BUT Bilbo shouldn't have been altered to prop Thorin.)
felicityking: (night time)
2013-02-08 08:07 pm
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Scrapbook 2013: movie reviews 1-25

Yes, overly wordy me managed to write ~short~ reviews. If you want more elaborate opinions on any films on why I loved or loathed something, just ask. Of the 25 only 3 have really struck me: Jubilee, Clandestine Childhood, and Argo.

Very brief thoughts on what I've watched so far this year. )

felicityking: (red sonja 2)
2013-01-02 12:05 pm

Scrapbook 2013

books:

  1. The Nazi Officer's Wife by Edith Hahn Beer and Susan Dworkin (Holocaust memoir)

  2. Rena's Promise by Rena Kornreich Gelissen with Heather Dune Macadam (Holocaust memoir)

  3. Sedna: Goddess of the Seas by Joel Rudinger

  4. Star Trek: The Motion Picture by Gene Roddenberry


documentaries:

  1. Jubilee: a Time Less Golden (BTS of Derek Jarman film, 2003)

  2. Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (2013)

  3. Mystic India (2005)

  4. Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist (1979)

  5. The Kid Stays in the Picture (Robert Evans-Producer/Paramount history, 2002)

  6. When We Were Kings (Mahommad Ali/George Foreman/boxing history, 1996)

  7. Audrey Hepburn: In the Movies (2012, retrospective)

  8. Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll be Better Tomorrow (2005, writer/film biography)

  9. Trek Nation (Gene Roddenberry legacy, 2010)

  10. Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers (food, 1980)

  11. Land of Milk and Honey (french people on vacation, 1971)

  12. Two in the Wave (French New Wave, 2010)

  13. No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo and Vitmos (cinematographers/new Hollywood history, 2008)

  14. Trances (Moroccan pop band history, 1981)

  15. Dancing at Jacob's Pillow: Never Stand Still ( 20th century dancing,  2013)

  16. SyFi 20th Anniversary Special (network documentary)


miniseries:

  1. David Copperfield (BBC, 1999)

  2. The Hollow Crown: Richard II (BBC, 2012)

  3. The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 1 (BBC, 2012)


movies, underline equal rewatch, bold equal international:


  1. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

  2. A Report on the Party and Guests (1966)

  3. Dead Man (1996)

  4. Push (2009)

  5. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

  6. The Million Dollar Hotel (2001)

  7. Partition (2007)

  8. Jubilee (1977)

  9. Clandestine Childhood (2012)

  10. Adera (2010)

  11. Bullets over Broadway (1994)

  12. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

  13. The X From Outer Space (1967)

  14. Wings (1966)

  15. District 9 (2009)

  16. A Farewell to Arms (1932)

  17. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

  18. My Left Foot (1989)

  19. Munyurangabo ( 2007)

  20. Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (1967)

  21. The Tailor of Panama (2001)

  22. Argo (2012)

  23. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

  24. Clerks (1994)

  25. 54 (1998)

  26. Tokyo Story (1953)

  27. Four Rooms (1995)

  28. Hero (2002)

  29. 8 Women (2002)

  30. Permanent Vacation (1981)

  31. The Emperor Jones (1933)

  32. Cronos (1993)

  33. Three Colors: Red (1994)

  34. Black Orpheus (1959)

  35. The Music Room (1958)

  36. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)

  37. Weekend (1967)

  38. Wild Strawberries (1957)

  39. A Woman of Paris (1923)

  40. Two Tons of Turqoise to Taos Tonight (1975)

  41. Rashomon (1950)

  42. Emotion (1966)

  43. Cries and Whispers (1972)

  44. Anne of the Indies (1951)

  45. Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

  46. Jet Lag (2002)

  47. The Tin Drum (1979)

  48. Halloween: H20, 20 Years Later (1998)

  49. La Strada (1954)

  50. Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

  51. The Woman in Black (2012)

  52. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

  53. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

  54. The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)

  55. Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)

  56. Bottle Rocket (1996)

  57. The Home and the World (1984)

  58. El Mariachi (1992)

  59. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

  60. The Vanishing (1988)

  61. A Knight's Tale (2001)

  62. Total Recall (1990)

  63. Brick (2006)

  64. Revanche (2008)

  65. Purple Noon (1960)

  66. Gosford Park (2001)

  67. The Hi-Lo Country (1999)

  68. Murder, Inc (1960)

  69. The Lovers (1958)

  70. The Last Metro (1980)

  71. Yojimbo (1960)

  72. Sanjuro (1962)

  73. Belle De Jour (1967)

  74. Stranger than Paradise (1984)

  75. Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

  76. Revolver (2005)

  77. Night on Earth (1991)

  78. Mystery Train (1989)

  79. Flight (2012)

  80. Mala Noche (1986)

  81. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

  82. The Ballad of Narayama (1958)

  83. The Hunger Games (2012)

  84. 2 Or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967)

  85. The Hangover (2009)

  86. 48 Hrs. (1982)

  87. The Four Feathers (1939)

  88. Corpse Bride (2005)

  89. The Incredible Hulk (2008)

  90. The Virgin Suicides (1999)

  91. Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

  92. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

  93. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

  94. Miss Congeniality (2000)

  95. Superman: The Movie (1978)

  96. National Treasure (2004)

  97. The Red Violin (1999)

  98. Star Trek (2009)

  99. Superman II (1980)

  100. Manhattan (1979)

  101. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

  102. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

  103. Life of Pi (2012)

  104. The Impossible (2012)

  105. Margin Call (2011)

  106. Speedy (1928)

  107. The Steel Helmet (1951)

  108. Eijanaika (1981)

  109. Iron Man 2 (2010)

  110. George Washington (2000)

  111. Death by Hanging (1968)

  112. YoYo (1965)

  113. This Means War (2012)

  114. The Living Skeleton (1968)

  115. Walkabout (1971)

  116. The Cremator (1968)

  117. Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

  118. The Lost World (1925)

  119. Peppermint Frappe (1967)

  120. The General (1925)

  121. Tracked (1985)

  122. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

  123. Safety Last! (1923)

  124. Unstoppable (2010)

  125. The Machinist (2004)

  126. People Like Us (2012)

  127. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)

  128. Basquiat (1996)

  129. Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay (2008)

  130. Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)

  131. The Suitor (1963)

  132. Thor (2011)

  133. Sita Sings the Blues (2008)

  134. Dr. Jack (1922)

  135. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

  136. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

  137. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

  138. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

  139. Before Sunrise (1995)

  140. 2 Days in Paris (2007)

  141. Somewhere (2010)

  142. El Sur (1983)

  143. Le Grand Amour (1969)

  144. Galaxy Quest (1999)

  145. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

  146. Number, Please? (1920)

  147. An Eastern Westerner (1920)

  148. High and Dizzy (1920)

  149. Never Weaken (1921)

  150. Avengers Assemble (2012)

  151. A Royal Affair (2012)

  152. Treasure Planet (2002)

  153. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

  154. Charulata (1964)

  155. Battleship Potemkin (1925)

  156. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

  157. Planet of the Apes (1968)

  158. Touki Bouki (1973)

  159. Law of the Border (1966)

  160. The Housemaid (1960)

  161. Dry Summer (1964)

  162. A River Called Titas (1973)

  163. Teen Kanya (1961)

  164. Redes (1937)

  165. The Devil's Eye (1960)

  166. Mest (1989)

  167. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

  168. The Kid Brother (1927)

  169. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

  170. Sympathy for Mr Vengeance (2002)

  171. The House on Haunted Hill (1959)

  172. Doom (2005)

  173. My Dinner with Andre (1981)

  174. Babette's Feast (1987)

  175. Red (2010)

  176. Blind Dating (2006)

  177. Carriers (2009)

  178. Contagion (2011)

  179. The China Syndrome (1979)

  180. The Little Princess (1939)

  181. Pacific Rim (2013)

  182. Wall-E (2008)

  183. Avatar (2009)

  184. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

  185. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)

  186. Three Days of the Condor (1975)

  187. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)

  188. Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

  189. The Haunted Castle (1896)

  190. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

  191. Rachel Getting Married (2008)

  192. The Tree of Life (2011)

  193. Iron Man 3 (2013)

  194. Green Lantern (2011)

-----------------------------------------------182 new films, 12 rewatches

OTHER:

  1. Paperman (Pixar short, 2012)

  2. Six Men Getting Sick (David Lynch short, 1966)

  3. The Alphabet (David Lynch short, 1968)

  4. Premonition Following an Evil Deed (David Lynch short, 1995)

  5. The Grandmother (David Lynch short, 1970)

  6. The Amputee, Version 1 (David Lynch short, 1974)

  7. The Amputee, Version 2 (David Lynch short, 1974)

  8. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel (PBS, Live from Lincoln Center, 2013)

  9. Dog Eat Dog (Before the Door Short, 2010)

  10. Hostage: A Love Story (Before the Door short, 2009)

  11. Steam Trek: The Moving Picture (fandom-spoof, 1994)

  12. Babylon 5: The Gathering (TNT, re-edited film, originally 1993, 1998)

  13. Dance in America: Wolf Trap's Face of America (PBS, Great Performances, 2009)

  14. Paul Taylor Dance Company in Paris (PBS, Great Performances, 2013)

  15. Blood Rush (CW, Arrow short minis, 2013)


tv series:

  1. The Outer Limits, original series, season 2 (ABC, 1964-1965)

  2. Star Trek: The Original Series, season 1 (NBC, 1966-1967)

  3. Merlin, season 2 (BBC, 2009)

  4. Star Trek: The Original Series, season 2 (NBC, 1967-1968)

  5. Star Trek: The Original Series, season 3 (NBC, 1968-1969)

  6. Star Trek: The Animated Series, season 1 (NBC, 1973-1974)

  7. Star Trek: The Animated Series, season 2, (NbC, 1974)

  8. Star Trek: The Next Generation, season 1 (syndication, 1987-1988)

  9. Star Trek: The Next Generation, season 2, (syndication, 1988-1989)

  10. Star Trek: The Next Generation, season 3 (syndication, 1989-1990)

  11. Farscape, season 1 (The SyFy Channel, 1999-2000)

  12. Farscape, season 2 (The SyFy Channel, 2000-2001)

  13. Farscape, season 3 (The SyFy Channel, 2001-2002)

  14. Babylon 5, season 1 (PTEN, 1994)