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That's right- the original poster featured punk rock nipples.
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Contraband (2012)


Because at times the plot felt as though it was held together by duct-tape.
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...but to kick total ass while looking pretty and also doing a fairish job at acting but luckily Soderbergh has been doing this thing long enough to know how to minimize the "not a professional actor" fall-out, while also bucking the Jason Bourne School of Editing philosophy.
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"Danny! I'm coming Danny! I'm gonna getcha Danny-boy!"

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Well, actually... yes, it is sort of like a DeBeers Diamonds commercial, only longer.
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"I say, old chap, this David Cronenberg fellow is one wheel shy of a full barrow."

"Poppycock!"

"Come again?"

"Horsefeathers!"

"What ever do you mean?"

"Tommyrot! Flapdoodle! Balderdash!"

"My dear sir, I'm not certain that I understand your objection in the matter."

"You're a fucking idiot. David Cronenberg is the motherfucking shit, so shut your goddamn word-hole."

"Oh. I see."
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I just can't believe they didn't go with this poster.
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I liked this movie less than all of ^those^ people did.
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4. An excellent, under-seen film.
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"A dressed up romantic comedy that

MOVES

you to roll your eyes.

MAGICAL

in the way it underwhelms." - Xanadon't
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"Trades overly self-conscious art-house sensibility for the chance to becomes something vital. A disappointment of a movie **1/2" - Xanadon't Observer
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Pretty sure that tagline reads, "30 floors of epic badassery that puts the last action movie you saw to shame". Or at least it should.
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I've already forgotten who the guy in the glasses is. If only there was another Avengers movie coming out to remind me.
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Promises to feature just as many crows as there were in that movie The Birds, plus at least two more hatchets.
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"The search for our beginning could lead to our end."

And the search for Alien's beginning could lead to frustration.
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Keeping cursive cool since nineteen ninety something.
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..while Woody Allen realized that this title didn't actually make any fucking sense in relation to the film.
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Seeking a title for the beginning of our marketing campaign. Oh, fuck it. That's our title. And this is our poster. And it's the only one. We're sorry. Especially since the movie is actually pretty damn good.
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"I know! Let's make a largely enjoyable movie that's actually quite funny and engaging, but disguise it as just another stuffy costume drama."

Amazingly, everyone listened.
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took me to your brother's brother's movie and it was sublime. (sorry- a little Duplass brothers humor there. It's okay if you don't get it. In fact, it's probably encouraging.) But it really is sublime.
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A story so unbelievable it must star Jack Black.
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.04% of the world's population enjoyed the bottom movie more. I'm of that .04%
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In Xanadon't Living Room: Whenever, 2013

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* WANTED * Someone to
watch this movie with me.
This is not a joke. You'll
get ice cream after we get
done. Must bring your
own popcorn. Safety not
guaranteed. I have only
watched this three times before.
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You guys need a tagline for your poster? How about, "This movie has flashes of brilliance, but they're only minor and short-lived and ultimately the movie is actually kind of frustrating and mostly just so-so."

No?

You're just gonna run without a tagline?

Fine. Whatever.
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Liberal Arts (2012)
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Yes, really, ^this^ along with the primary image to its left are apparently the only U.S. released posters to be found. How's that for completely generic and uninspired?? Ah but what the hell- this time it really is a case of the product matching the packaging.
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Every bit as strangely wonderful as the poster itself.
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Running down the movies I watched at the cinema this year- presented in chronological order. Last year I caught 50 films during their theatrical run and 52 if you include repeated theatrical viewings of both Drive and Hugo. (And I like to include them, because it took me to an average of exactly one film per week!) This year I managed to see 56 different films at my local movie theaters (wait, no-- I actually watched one of them in Charleston, SC) and, oddly enough, wound up with two repeat viewings once again. Prometheus and The Perks of Being a Wallflower took the "multiple viewings honor" this time around.

What does all of this tell me? Well, basically, it indicates that I still love movies and that I took in far too many calories this year on movie theater popcorn.

Also, while the difference in number is slight, I've been under the impression for a while now that 2012 was a stronger year for movies than 2011. Was it 6 movies better? I dunno. So I think what I'll do is figure my average rating for the movies on this list vs. the movies on last year's list. You know, just for fun. And because I'm a huge dork. And to see if the numbers back up this general feeling of mine.

If you're interested in my take on any of these films they can be viewed somewhere over here: 2012 Film Archive

Okay, well shooting for 60 movies in 2013.


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Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Jan 4 9:45
Average rating of all movies watched in theaters in 2012: 7.55/10
Last year: 7.1/10

More support for my theory that this was a better year for films than 2011.
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Jan 4 12:22
took me to your brother's brother's movie and it was sublime. (sorry- a little Duplass brothers humor there. It's okay if you don't get it. In fact, it's probably encouraging.) But it really is sublime.


:)

Ice cream sounds nice, btw.
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Jan 4 13:51
You gave Anna Karenina 10 even though it was bland, but you gave The Hobbit 6!? What a shame.
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Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Jan 4 22:14
I don't see the relevance of something adapted from a work of fiction being historically wrong. Did you see the film? Because "bland" strikes me as the last adjective suitable to the film, even if one hated it. And yes, I wasn't all that jazzed about The Hobbit, so I gave it a 6. Thanks for dropping by to declare my opinions "tainted".
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Jan 5 2:38
Love the notes on the ones you put notes on. And kudos on making it to the theatre once per week on average!

Which reminds me, saw a retweet from Drafthouse from some guy who saw 779 movies in the theatre, 734 of which were at Drafthouse (I'm guessing he saw almost everything they screened including special screenings?) & his total films watched for the year was about 1500. Supposedly said person also has a job, which I'm guessing allows for watching films while working. Otherwise I'm stumped as to how such a thing is even possible. But just in case it IS possible, there's you a goal to shoot for some day. ;)

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