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

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: (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: (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: (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)

felicityking: (red sonja 2)
2012-12-31 09:00 pm

Scrapbook 2012

Goals:
50 books. 50 films. To read 1 Shakespeare play. (Every year I pull out my Shakespeare and think "I'll read a play this year" and then never get around to it!)

April 6, 2012. One Resolution Down. Methinks I'll go for 100!

July 5, 2012. 100 FREAKING FILMS!!!
September 14, 2012 150 FILMS!!!!!!!
NOVEMBER 11, 2012 200 FILMS!

November 30, 2012. Completed Shakespeare play!

The final list of everything I read or viewed this year. While I didn't hit 50 books, I also didn't lose any books either, so I'm contented. 2 out of 3 isn't bad. Plus, my film education was phenomenal. Please see my cinema recs for this year for why I loved them.


Books:

  1. The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens

  2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling

  3. The Doctor's Sweetheart and Other Stories by LM Montgomery, edited by Catherine McLay

  4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling

  5. 1912 Facts about Titanic by Lee W. Meredith

  6. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

  7. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell

  8. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

  9. The Boxcar Children By Gertrude Chandler Warner

  10. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

  11. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

  12. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

  13. Along the Shore: Tales by the Sea by L. M. Montgomery, edited by Rea Wilmshurst

  14. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

  15. Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

  16. The Story Girl by L. M. Montgomery

  17. The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde

  18. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas by Jules Verne, translation by William Butcher

  19. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

  20. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

  21. Bailey's Cafe by Gloria Naylor

  22. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

  23. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

  24. The Sign of The Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

  25. Solar Storms by Linda Hogan

  26. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

  27. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling)

  28. Macbeth by William Shakespeare

  29. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

  30. The Chimes by Charles Dickens

  31. The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dicken

  32. Akin to Anne by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Rea Wilmshurst

  33. The Golden Road by L. M. Montgomery

bold equal rewatch, italic foreign language-
Films:

  1. Wild Target ( 2010)

  2. Cherrybomb (2009)

  3. December Boys ( 2007)

  4. 13Hrs (2010)

  5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

  6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

  7. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

  8. Desperado (1995)

  9. Passion Fish (1992)

  10. The Quiet American (2002)

  11. Restoration (1995)

  12. The Shipping News (2001)

  13. The Life of David Gale (2003)

  14. Donnie Brasco (1997)

  15. Le Fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain (Amelie) (2001)

  16. The Station Agent (2003)

  17. A Bout de Souffle (Breathless) (1960)

  18. Proof (2005)

  19. Groundhog Day (1993)

  20. In the Bedroom (2001)

  21. Mitt liv som hund (My Life as a Dog) (1985)

  22. El Angel Exterminador (The Exterminating Angel) (1962)

  23. The Circus (1928)

  24. Jungfrukällan (The Virgin Spring) (1960)

  25. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

  26. City Lights (1931)

  27. Somers Town (2008)

  28. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)

  29. Körkarlen (The Phantom Carriage) (1921)

  30. La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (The Passion of Joan of Arc) (1928)

  31. Häxan (Witchcraft through the Ages) (1922)

  32. Play Time (1967)

  33. Little Voice (1998)

  34. Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

  35. La Règle du jeu (The Rules of the Game) (1939)

  36. Dick (1999)

  37. L'Atalante (1934)

  38. Doubt (2008)

  39. All the Pretty Horses (2000)

  40. Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows) (1959)

  41. The Fisher King (1991)

  42. Immortal Beloved (1994)

  43. L'Argent (Money) (1983)

  44. Akasen Chitai (Street of Shame) (1956)

  45. Valerie a týden divů (Valerie and Her Week of Wonders) (1970)

  46. Vivement dimanche! (Confidentially Yours) (1983)

  47. Sanma no aji (An Autumn Afternoon) (1962)

  48. Thunderpants (2002)

  49. Taketori Monogatari (Princess from the Moon) (1987)

  50. For Lovers Only (2010)

  51. Carnival of Souls (1962)

  52. Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)

  53. Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut (A Man Escaped, or The Winds Bloweth Where It Listeth) (1956)

  54. Les yeux sans visage (Eyes Without a Face) (1960)

  55. I Married a Witch (1942)

  56. Hausu (House) (1977)

  57. Like Crazy (2011)

  58. His Girl Friday (1940)

  59. Swingers (1996)

  60. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

  61. Anna Karenina (1948)

  62. Panic (2000)

  63. Kurutta Kajitsu (Crazed Fruit) (1956)

  64. Bacheha-Ye Aseman (Children of Heaven) (1997)

  65. Driving Lessons (2006)

  66. Aus dem Leben der Marionetten (From the Life of the Marionettes) (1980)

  67. I Vitelloni (1953)

  68. Fanny och Alexander (Fanny & Alexander) (1982)

  69. Equinox (1970)

  70. A Bucket of Blood (1959)

  71. Things to Come (1936)

  72. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

  73. Kate & Leopold (2001)

  74. Muriel's Wedding (1994)

  75. Orphée (Orpheus) (1950)

  76. Pépé le Moko (1937)

  77. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

  78. Summertime (1955)

  79. Eden Lake (2008)

  80. Pygmalion (1938)

  81. Sommarnattens leende (Smiles on a Summer Night) (1955)

  82. French Cancan (1954)

  83. The Importance of Being Ernest (2002)

  84. M (1931)

  85. Zéro de conduite (1933)

  86. The Kid (1921)

  87. Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (Elevator to the Gallows) (1958)

  88. Five Corners (1987)

  89. Ohayō (Good Morning) (1959)

  90. Iron Man 2 (2010)

  91. Jules et Jim (1962)

  92. The Avengers (2012)

  93. Flirting With Disaster (1996)

  94. The Brothers Grimm (2005)

  95. Strictly Ballroom (1992)

  96. Ugetsu monogatari (Ugetsu) (1953)

  97. Enchanted April (1992)

  98. The Queen (2006)

  99. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

  100. Ghostbusters (1984)

  101. Trois Couleurs: Bleu (1993)

  102. Lilies of the Field (1963)

  103. Hairshirt (1998)

  104. Amarcord (1973)

  105. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

  106. Umberto D. (1952)

  107. Bluebeard (1944)

  108. Simón del desierto (Simon of the Desert) (1965)

  109. Nothing Sacred (1937)

  110. Jane Eyre (1996)

  111. The Soloist (2009)

  112. Mr. Freedom (1969)

  113. A Cold WInd in August (1961)

  114. Due Date (2010)

  115. Det sjunde inseglet (The Seventh Seal) (1958)

  116. La Haine (1995)

  117. Another Life (2001)

  118. Throne of Blood (1957)

  119. I ♥ Huckabees (2004)

  120. Once (2006)

  121. Amadeus (1984)

  122. The Great Escape (1963)

  123. Down by Law (1986)

  124. Le plaisir (1952)

  125. Onibaba (1964)

  126. The Face of Another (1966)

  127. Whale Rider (2002)

  128. Wings of Desire (1987)

  129. Trainspotting (1996)

  130. Pale Flower (1964)

  131. Deprisa, Deprisa (1981)

  132. Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2004)

  133. Ethan Frome (1993)

  134. Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

  135. Heaven (2002)

  136. Tadpole (2002)

  137. The Match Factory Girl (1989)

  138. Summer with Monika (1953)

  139. Daisies (Sedmirkrasky) (1966)

  140. Swingers (1996)

  141. Pandora's Box (1929)

  142. New York Stories (1989)

  143. A Dog's Life (1918) (Chaplin short)

  144. Marie Antoinette (2006)

  145. Kuroneko (1968)

  146. The Daytrippers (1997)

  147. A Study in Scarlet (1933)

  148. A Taste of Honey (1961)

  149. Diabolique (1954)

  150. Seven Samurai (1954)

  151. Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)

  152. Trois Couleurs: Blanc (1994)

  153. The Honey Pot (1967)

  154. Adaptation. (2002)

  155. Easy Rider (1969)

  156. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

  157. The Blob (1958)

  158. Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968)

  159. Alice in the Cities (1974)

  160. The Naked Island (1960)

  161. Pineapple Express (2008)

  162. The Last Picture Show (1971)

  163. The Life of Oharu (1952)

  164. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)

  165. The Children are Watching Us (1944)

  166. Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)

  167. I was Born, But .... (1932)

  168. Mouchette (1967)

  169. High and Low (1963)

  170. Ikiru (1952)

  171. Scream (1996

  172. One Wonderful Sunday (1947)

  173. Zazie dans le métr (1960)

  174. Halloween (1978)

  175. Halloween II (1981)

  176. L'eclisse (1962)

  177. The Naked City (1948)

  178. Scream 2 (1997)

  179. L'atalante (1934)

  180. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

  181. Knife in the Water (1962)

  182. L'Avventura (1960)

  183. Midnight in Paris (2011)

  184. Floating Weeds (1959)l

  185. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

  186. Scream 3 (2000)

  187. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) (Producer's Cut)

  188. Scream 4 (2011)

  189. Heart and Souls (1993)

  190. The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

  191. Zombieland (2009)

  192. Vampyr (1932)

  193. Tropic Thunder (2008)

  194. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

  195. Kwaidan (1964)

  196. La Jetée (1962 (Chris Marker, short)

  197. Chafed Elbows (1966) (Robert Downey Sr, short)

  198. Parineeta (2005)

  199. Solaris (1972)

  200. Chances Are (1989)

  201. Hilary and Jackie (1998)

  202. Rome, Open City (1945)

  203. No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)

  204. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

  205. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

  206. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

  207. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

  208. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

  209. Eraserhead (1977)

  210. Cléo from 5 to (1962)

  211. Home for the Holidays 1995)

  212. The Red Balloon (1956) (Albert Lamorisse, short)

  213. Less Than Zero (1987)

  214. Vivre sa Vie 1962)

  215. What's Your Number? (2011)

  216. The Nanny Diaries (2007)

  217. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

  218. The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

  219. Kolya (1996)

  220. My Week with Marilyn (2011)

  221. Into the White (2012)

  222. The Bakery Girl of Monceau (1963) (Eric Rohmer, Six Moral Tales, short)

  223. Babette's Feast (1987)

  224. 21 Days (1940)

  225. Lost in Translation (2003)

  226. The Warped Ones (1960)

  227. Pickpocket (1959)

  228. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

  229. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

  230. The Perks of Being A Wallflower (2012)

------------------------------------------------------211 new films, 11 rewatches

Miscellaneous:

  1. "Musicals" (Pindippy.com shorts)

  2. A Very Potter Musical (StarKid, youtube)

  3. Sherlock, complete series 1 (BBC, 2010)

  4. Titanica (IMAX, Titanic documentary, 1995)

  5. Anemic Cinema (Marcel Duchamp, short, 1926)

  6. The Night Watch (BBC, telemovie, 2011)

  7. Merlin, complete series 1 (BBC, 2008

  8. Casanova (BBC, miniseries, 2005)

  9. Emily of New Moon, complete season 1 (CBC, 1998-1999)

  10. To the Ends of the Earth (BBC, miniseries, 2005)

  11. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Werner Herzog, documentary, 2010)

  12. The Last Party (Robert Downey Jr, political documentary, 1993)

  13. Blood, Boobs, and Beast (Don Dohler documentary, 2009)

  14. Koyaanisqatsi: LIfe out of the Balance (The Qatsi Trilogy, documentary, 1982)

  15. In the Time of the Butterflies (Showtime, telemovie, 2001)

  16. Antonio Gaudi (architectural documentary, 1985)

  17. Political Animals (USA network, miniseries, 2012))

  18. The Outer Limits - Original complete season 1 (ABC, 1963-1964)

  19. For All Mankind ( space documentary, 1989)

  20. World on a Wire (sci-fi, miniseries, 1973)

  21. Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (movie franchise, documentary, 2006)

  22. Night and Fog (Holocaust, documentary, 1955)

  23. Ballet Shoes (BBC, telemovie, 2007)

  24. The Dick Van Dyke Show, complete original series 1 (CBS, 1961-1962)

felicityking: (clouds and flowers)
2012-01-02 06:29 pm

Scrapbook 2011 Overview

A bit late, but I had to work a double on the 31st, 3:30-1:00am the 1st and had to work morning shift today. So needless to say, I've been going straight to bed rather than getting the computer the last few days.

I didn't hit any of my goals, but I think I did very good considering how rough 2011 was on me mentally (depression) and physically (that 2 1/2 week stretch with no time off, pulling double shifts during that time as well as during other stretches throughout the year).

So I read 32 books. That's 11 more than last year! So I've become a bit more disciplined in my reading. Which means this year I'll probably do even better.

I didn't hit 50 films, but....altogether I did watch circa 50 films. 39 films altogether, and several miniseries, shorts, and documentaries. I watched too many good films to narrow it down to 5 awesome ones, but I'll tell you 5 horrors to avoid: A Princess for Christmas, The Roommate, Monte Carlo, and Country Strong. (I've posted reviews throughout the year, so they shouldn't be too hard to find.)


Books:

  1. Mistress Pat by L. M. Montgomery

  2. The Chimes by Charles Dickens

  3. High Spirited Women of the West by Anne Seagraves

  4. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

  5. Short Fiction of Sarah Orne Jewett and Mary Wilkins Freeman edited by Barbara H. Solomon

  6. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquirel

  7. An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 by Robert Dallek

  8. Jackie: The Clothes of Camelot by Jay Mulvaney

  9. Anne of Windy Willows by L. M. Montgomery

  10. Villette by Charlotte Bronte

  11. Peony in Love by Lisa See

  12. Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books by William Kuhn

  13. Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France by Leonie Frieda

  14. The Windsor Style by Suzy Menkes

  15. Jane of Lantern Hill by L. M. Montgomery

  16. The Sisters: Babe Mortimer Paley, Betsey Roosevelt Whitney, Minnie Astor Fosburgh: The Lives and Times of the Fabulous Cushing Sisters by David Grafton

  17. Early Autumn by Louis Bromfield

  18. Diana, Queen of Style by Jackie Modlinger

  19. Edith Head: The Fifty-year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer by Jay Jorgensen

  20. Mandy by Julie Edwards

  21. Lucie Babidge's House by Sylvia Cassidy

  22. Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years by Hamish Bowles

  23. Anne of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery

  24. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

  25. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

  26. Audrey Hepburn: a Woman, the Style edited by Stefania Ricci

  27. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

  28. All His Jazz: The Life and Death of Bob Fosse by Martin Gottfried

  29. The Blythes are Quoted by L. M. Montgomery

  30. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship "Essex" by Nathaniel Philbrick

  31. The Girl from Botany Bay by Carolly Erickson

  32. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien



Movies:

  1. 100 Feet

  2. It Happened One Night

  3. Burn After Reading

  4. Bride & Prejudice

  5. Inception

  6. Carefree

  7. True Grit

  8. Black Swan

  9. Pride & Prejudice

  10. Tangled

  11. Rope

  12. Emma

  13. St. Trinian's

  14. The Ox-Bow Incident

  15. St. Trinian's: The Legend of Fritton's Gold

  16. The Wrong Man

  17. Easy A

  18. Chalet Girl

  19. Sense and Sensibility

  20. X-Men: First Class

  21. Thor

  22. The Roommate

  23. A Single Man

  24. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

  25. The Social Network

  26. Country Strong

  27. The Help

  28. Monte Carlo

  29. Cementary Junction

  30. Keeping Mum

  31. Third Star

  32. A Room With  A View

  33. Die Hard

  34. Tower Heist

  35. The King's Speech

  36. An Education

  37. Bright Star

  38. Die Hard 2




Miscellaneous:

  1. Wives and Daughters

  2. Pride and Prejudice (1995)

  3. The September Issue

  4. Miss Marple: The Pale Horse

  5. Daphne's Window

  6. pindippy.com's "Royals"

  7. A Princess for Christmas

  8. Camelot, complete TV series