Movie Diary - 2010
766 5.3 5.61. Friday the 13th (2009)
Although it seems it wasn't a huge hit with a lot of horror movie fans, this version of "Friday the 13th" was actually a lot better than I expected it to be. Since I'm a big fan of the original I thought I'd be disappointed but I quite enjoyed watching it. Does a fairly decent job of meshing both the feel of newer horror flicks with some classic aspects of the oldies.
1093 6 5.92. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
As with the other Resident Evil films I found I liked this one but wouldn't classify it as a favourite. They're the kind of movies I'd watch once and then only again if they were on TV or something. Zombie movies are always fun and the acting wasn't too shabby, pretty much what I expected after seeing the others.
5051 8.4 8.83. Inception (2010)
"Inception" definitely lived up to the hype it was getting. The concept was original, the acting was wonderful, and the story kept my attention even though I was really tired when I watched it. I think it will recieve a higher rating once I've watched it again while more awake. A new favourite for sure!
1719 5.8 6.44. Paranormal Activity (2007)
I really have no idea how anyone on the planet enjoyed "Paranormal Activity" since it pretty much made it's way in to the top 5 worst movies I've ever seen. This whole "real" angle it's trying to go for does not appeal to me, it ends up being badly acted and just all together terirble. Not worth the watch.
623 5.5 5.95. Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
Despite the fact that it has a lot of my favourite actors in it I wasn't really expecting "Dinner for Schmucks" to be particularly good. I was pleasantly surprised, although I know some people thought it fell short I thought it was really funny, definitely a comedy I'd watch again.
3190 6.4 6.76. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
1211 6.8 7.17. 9 (2009)
687 5.6 5.88. Made of Honor (2008)
Made of Honor wasn't terrible but it wasn't particularly good either. The storyline was even more predictable than most romantic comedies I've seen in the past couple of years. I might watch it again on TV, but overall I wouldn't really suggest it to anyone. I spent most of the movie trying to see if Patrick Dempsey's hair would move, it did not.
2299 7.5 7.59. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
I was kind of excited to see Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and to be honest it wasn't as good as I'd expected. It was great seeing some of my favourite's like Kieran Culkin and Jason Schwartzman in the same film. The style of the movie was unique and most of the dialogue was genuinely funny. I can't really pinpoint why, but for some reason the movie just kind of fell short for me.
1215 4.8 5.510. You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
6430 7.7 8.211. V for Vendetta (2005)
I put off watching V for Vendetta for a long time because I wasn't so sure it was something I'd like. I actually ended up watching it on November 5th for Guy Fawkes Day with some friends. Turns out I absolutely loved it! It was such a powerful movie, the acting, the story, and all of the characters were just fantastic. I'd suggest it to pretty much anyone, even if it's not really their usual genre choice.
62 4.9 5.312. Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000)
Kevin & Perry Go Large is basically your typical dumb comedy, oh sure there were parts that made me laugh but there was nothing that would make me think it's anything special. A friend told me I don't "get it" because I'm not British, maybe that's it.
766 6.8 7.313. The Bank Job (2008)
1580 5.6 5.814. Clash of the Titans (2010)
I didn't expect to like this movie at all, so unlike most who were entirely disappointed it exceeded my expectations. That doesn't mean it was actually a great movie, it was okay, the effects were awesome. I watched it at someone's house who had an amazing set up including chairs that vibrated with the bass, so it was more fun because of that. Overall pretty bland story and only a few of the characters were at all likable, not totally terrible though.
21 5.9 6.515. Gunless (2010)
(No picture for this one, too much effort for a terrible movie. :P)
Honestly Gunless was just plain awful. Some of the characters were kind of endearing but the story and the acting left a lot to be desired. At some points I wondered if the movie was supposed to be bad and therefore be funny, or if the cheesy storyline was supposed to be genuine.
2534 7.5 7.916. Hot Fuzz (2007)
1749 6.5 717. Wayne's World (1992)
1247 7.1 7.718. Dazed and Confused (1993)
I've watched Dazed and Confused so many times, it's been a favourite for years and never stops being funny. It's definitely a good movie to watch with friends, sitting around making comments about the music, cars, and hilarious antics. Anyone who enjoys a good party comedy will love this movie.
1538 6.5 6.719. Robin Hood (2010)
2821 6.7 7.120. Iron Man 2 (2010)
I was lucky enough to get to see Iron Man 2 for free at the theater. I have to admit I actually haven't seen the first Iron Man, yet oddly enough I still managed to enjoy the sequel enough to give it quite a high rating. I think it had the perfect mixture of action, humour, and drama, I'd definitely recommend this one!
1289 6.2 6.321. Date Night (2010)
A movie with Tina Fey and Steve Carell has to be funny, I love them both and they didn't disappoint. All of the actors did a great job, including the ones that played more brief roles. Although Date Night wasn't necessarily the most memorable movie ever it was really fun to watch.
946 5.9 6.322. Down with Love (2003)
404 5.8 6.323. Nurse Betty (2000)
630 5.9 6.424. She's Out of My League (2010)
I expected this movie to be absolutely terrible, but I was pleasantly surprised. The premise itself isn't particularly original, but with such over the top characters I just had to laugh. As far as your run of the mill comedies go it was one of the best I've seen so far this year.
562 5.7 5.925. The Fourth Kind (2009)
This was one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time. If any element of it was actually supposed to seem believable to the viewer than it definitely failed. Everything was so overdramatic and bizarre that I ended up laughing during the most intense parts of the film. It's a shame really, I quite like Milla Jovovich, but even she couldn't make this movie good.
2310 6.7 7.226. Chicago (2002)
It was the first time I actually got around to watching more than the initial five minutes of this movie. I have to say I wasn't particularly crazy about it but I can see why people would be. The music was absolutely fantastic but I felt like the movie itself just kind of fell short.
1409 6.9 7.327. Cape Fear (1991)
I watched this with a few friends and we all enjoyed it. I think the movie was a perfect blend of disturbing and funny, although I'm not sure it was ever really aiming to be be humourous. I have to admit Scorsese's directing really wasn't great, I ended up laughing at a lot of the weird shots. I think Robert De Niro did a great job, he always fits comfortably into the role of a psychopath and I enjoyed Juliette Lewis' performance as well.
1628 6.6 7.328. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
I've seen this movie many times and it still manages to remain absolutely hilarious. Peter Bretter is definitely one of those characters that you feel almost embarassed for throughout the entire film, which makes you really want something good to happen for him. The awkward comedy and a perfect cast make this movie one of my favourite comedies.
930 6.3 6.529. Daybreakers (2009)
I really liked the concept of this movie, I'd say it was the most political vampire movie I've ever seen. The plot itself, however, fell kind of short. I felt like the movie just could have been better and the amount of gore was completely unnecessary, it felt kind of like it was just thrown in for the "ick" factor. The acting was good though and I felt like the general idea was interesting, so not all bad.
918 7.1 7.430. Heathers (1988)
1037 7.9 8.131. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
146 6 6.332. The Ramen Girl (2008)
I actually liked this movie more than I expected. The interaction between characters was wonderful and I was pleased with the ending. I'm used to thinking of Ramen as something you buy in a package and cook in five minutes, it was interesting to see what really goes into it, overall it was an enjoyable watch.
251 6 5.833. 200 Cigarettes (1999)
I know this movie doesn't usually get very high ratings, but I've watched it several times and can't help but love it. All the characters are funny and interesting in their own ways and the story comes together perfectly. I think this is one of those movies I won't like as much a few years from now, but at the moment it's a favourite.
345 5 5.634. Cutthroat Island (1995)
1167 6.9 7.435. Precious (2009)
As expected this movie was incredibly sad, all the actors did an amazing job it all seemed so honest and real. Even with everything against her Precious was always able to look up, trying to find a way to make things better, which I found endearing. I'm not sure if I'd like this movie as much the second time around just because it may not be as emotional, but it was definitely worth the watch.
984 6.9 6.936. Whip It (2009)
I was pretty excited to see this movie since it has some of my favourite actresses in it and although it didn't disappoint it wasn't completely spectacular either. It was definitely a 'girl power' kind of movie, Ellen Page did a wonderful job as usual and there was a nice blend of funny and serious moments, overall it was enjoyable.
2402 7.1 7.637. Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
Watched: January 1st, 2010
I've also seen this installment of the Die Hard series more than once, and it happens to be my second favorite. I definitely think it's the funniest of all the Die Hard movies, although once again since it was on TV all the swearing was cut out, what a shame.
3676 7.7 8.338. Die Hard (1988)
I've already seen Die Hard several times and of course I absolutely love it, John McClane is in my opinion the best action hero of all time. Unfortunately I was watching it on TV and all the swearing was cut out, which basically meant half the movie's dialogue was gone, still enjoyed it though.
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