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Added by PvtCaboose91 on 1 Jan 2022 05:52
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Movies Viewed in 2022

We're back with another annual viewing diary. Here's to a better 2022!
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May 2022


Revisit

Viewing Date:
May 19th
Via: YouTube Movies

Plot: Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.

Rating: 6.2/10

Why Did I Watch It? It was free to watch on YouTube.

Revisit

Viewing Date:
May 19th
Via: YouTube Movies

Plot: In 1976, a British wine connoisseur travels to California's Napa Valley to sample the local wineries, seeking to pick a selection of bottles to compete against French wines in a blind taste test known as the Judgment of Paris.

Rating: 7.4/10

Why Did I Watch It? Alan Rickman, a great cast, and it was free on YouTube.

Revisit

Viewing Date:
May 18th
Via: YouTube Movies

Plot: Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

Rating: 8.2/10

Why Did I Watch It? I've been meaning to revisit it, and the sequel was just announced.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 17th
Via: Netflix

Plot: A Hong Kong detective suffers a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion and is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers.

Rating: 5.3/10

Why Did I Watch It? It's an 88-minute Jackie Chan movie on Netflix.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 17th
Via: Netflix

Plot: Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

Rating: 7.8/10

Why Did I Watch It? It leaves Netflix at the end of the month and I wanted to watch it.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 16th
Via: Netflix

Plot: Davey Stone, an alcoholic with a criminal record, is sentenced to community service under the supervision of an elderly referee. Davey is then faced with trying to reform and abandon his bad habits.

Rating: 3.1/10

Why Did I Watch It? Pure morbid fucking curiosity. Plus, it was on Netflix and a mate recalled it being funny (it wasn't).

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 16th
Via: Netflix

Plot: After a woman's at-home DNA test reveals multiple half-siblings, she discovers a shocking scheme involving donor sperm and a popular fertility doctor.

Rating: 7.9/10

Why Did I Watch It? It's a new release on Netflix from Blumhouse. It interested me.

Pi


First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 16th
Via: Stan.

Plot: A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.

Rating: 6.7/10

Why Did I Watch It? It's Darren Aronofsky's first film, and it was streaming on Stan. - so it was just another random watchlist pick.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 16th
Via: iTunes Store

Plot: A simpleton inventor becomes a superhero with a bulletproof costume and a low budget.

Rating: 5.3/10

Why Did I Watch It? It was a 99 cent rental on iTunes.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 15th
Via: Shudder

Plot: Grace, a young widow haunted by the recent suicide of her husband Joseph, is falsely accused of being a witch by her Landlord after she rejects his advances.

Rating: 4.0/10

Why Did I Watch It? For Neil Marshall.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 15th
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: Ginger's sister Brigitte, now a werewolf herself, must try to find a cure for her blood lust before the next full moon while hiding out in a rehab clinic from a relentless werewolf.

Rating: 5.2/10

Why Did I Watch It? It was included for free in my STARZPLAY Channel trial - and I was interested after watching the first.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 14th
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf.

Rating: 6.6/10

Why Did I Watch It? It was included in my STARZPLAY Channel trial - and I knew it was a cult movie.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 13th
Via: iTunes Store

Plot: A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden, a former NSA operative who reveals disturbing information about the extent to which the United States government spies on their citizens.

Rating: 8.3/10

Why Did I Watch It? It was recommended to me by a good friend.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 13th
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: Eight strangers awaken with no memory, in a puzzling cube-shaped room where the laws of physics do not always apply.

Rating: 6.2/10

Why Did I Watch It? I enjoyed the first film, and this was included in my STARZPLAY Channel trial.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 12th
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: During the course of a single day, the young employees at a Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their various antics.

Rating: 7.0/10

Why Did I Watch It? For Ryan Reynolds... and it was included in my STARZPLAY Channel trial.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 10th
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: After getting evicted, a thirty-five-year-old video game tester is left with nowhere to live. He reluctantly moves in with his grandmother and her two housemates, hoping to keep the situation a secret.

Rating: 7.2/10

Why Did I Watch It? I've heard good things, and it was included in my STARZPLAY Channel free trial.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 10th
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: A family move into a new, large house, unaware of the resident that lives in the attic. They don't have rats...they have a Busey.

Rating: 6.7/10

Why Did I Watch It? For the one, the only, Mr. Gary Busey. It was on my watchlist for years.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 9th
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: A group of tourists arrives in Burkittsville, Maryland after seeing The Blair Witch Project (1999) to explore the mythology and phenomenon, only to come face to face with their own neuroses and possibly the witch herself.

Rating: 3.4/10

Why Did I Watch It? Morbid curiosity.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 8th
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: Two aspiring boxers, lifelong friends, get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.

Rating: 6.3/10

Why Did I Watch It? I love Jon Favreau and I love Swingers.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 7th
Via: Blu-ray

Plot: Wong Fei-Hung is a mischievous yet righteous young man, but after a series of incidents his frustrated father has him disciplined by a master of drunken martial arts.

Rating: 6.7/10

Why Did I Watch It? For Jackie Chan.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 7th
Via: Shudder

Plot: The crew of a horror web series travels to an abandoned asylum for a live broadcast. They soon encounter more than expected as they move deeper inside the nightmarish old building.

Rating: 7.2/10

Why Did I Watch It? Recommended by Listal user, The Giraffe.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 7th
Via: Blu-ray

Plot: The story of the Apache chief and his armed resistance to the U.S. Government's subjugation of his people.

Rating: 6.8/10

Why Did I Watch It? For Walter Hill.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 6th
Via: Blu-ray

Plot: Three trappers, who are skilled in combat, protect the daughters of a British Colonel in the midst of the French and Indian War.

Rating: 8.2/10

Why Did I Watch It? Michael Mann, Daniel Day-Lewis, lots of critical acclaim - and I'd blind bought it.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 6th
Via: Blu-ray

Plot: While on tour in Afghanistan, Captain Sam Cahillโ€™s helicopter is shot down and he is presumed dead. Back home, his screw-up brother starts to look after the family in his stead. Sam does return after being rescued from the Taliban, but with a lot of excess baggage.

Rating: 7.9/10

Why Did I Watch It? For the actors. I also have an interest in cinema from 2009 because I have fond memories of that year.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 5th
Via: Blu-ray

Plot: A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is devastated in a guerrilla attack.

Rating: 7.6/10

Why Did I Watch It? I love Neil Marshall's movies.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 5th
Via: Stan.

Plot: An American girl, sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives, finds love and purpose while fighting for her survival as war envelops the world around her.

Rating: 6.3/10

Why Did I Watch It? The actors. It was a random watchlist pick.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 5th
Via: Stan.

Plot: After a chance meeting, a drag queen agrees to become a shoe designer for a range of unique boots, helping out a young man who, after inheriting his father's shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the struggling business afloat.

Rating: 7.1/10

Why Did I Watch It? It was a random watchlist pick based on the good reception and the actors.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 4th
Via: Cinema

Plot: Dr. Stephen Strange casts a forbidden spell that opens the doorway to the multiverse, including alternate versions of himself, whose threat to humanity is too great for the combined forces of Strange, Wong, and Wanda Maximoff.

Rating: 8.2/10

Why Did I Watch It? It's Marvel, it's Doctor Strange, it was opening night.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 3rd
Via: Disney+

Plot: The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations. The saga that feels like a goddamn big-screen eternity.

Rating: 3.3/10

Why Did I Watch It? To be a Marvel completist.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 2nd
Via: Cinema

Plot: As a young boy, a Viking prince witnesses his father being murdered at the hands of his uncle, and narrowly avoids being killed himself. Years later, he returns to his homeland on a ruthless quest to take revenge.

Rating: 9.2/10

Why Did I Watch It? Everything about this film interested me, from the director to the R rating to the positive reception. I was not gonna sleep on this one.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 1st
Via: Blu-ray

Plot: Inspector Eddie Chan is assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate. However, when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, he works alongside a seasoned detective to find the kidnappers. But the case is not as simple as it first seems.

Rating: 7.7/10

Why Did I Watch It? It's Jackie Chan, whose films I've been getting into. This one came highly recommended and I blind bought it.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 1st
Via: Blu-ray

Plot: A brilliant painter facing the worst creative block of her life turns to anything she can to complete her masterpiece, spiraling into a hallucinatory hellscape of drugs, sex and murder in the sleazy underbelly of Los Angeles.

Rating: 6.6/10

Why Did I Watch It? It came in a double pack with VFW, and it runs less than 90 minutes.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
May 1st
Via: Blu-ray

Plot: A disgraced ex-cop seeks solace by moving to the woods, but his quiet life comes to an end when a private eye recruits him to investigate a murder.

Rating: 6.2/10

Why Did I Watch It? For Lord Mel Gibson.
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April 2022


First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 30th
Via: Blu-ray

Plot: Decades after a lethal virus was ruthlessly contained in Scotland by turning the entire country into a quarantine zone and leaving everyone to die, the virus reappears in England and threatens to decimate the population. Desperate for a cure, the government sanctions a top-secret mission to send a team into Scotland in search of survivors.

Rating: 6.9/10

Why Did I Watch It? Neil Marshall directed it. I've long been interested in seeing this one, and a recent Neil Marshall interview on The Critical Drinker's YouTube channel prompted me to track down more of his films.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 30th
Via: Blu-ray

Plot: In 1988, Earth makes the first contact with an alien civilization. In 1991, these aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after three years of quarantine. The first Newcomer detective gains a partner in a human veteran, and a mutual respect begins to grow as they work a case together.

Rating: 6.8/10

Why Did I Watch It? I bought it for cheap during an Umbrella Entertainment sale and it fit the bill for a late night watch.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 30th
Via: Blu-ray

Plot: After one of its members witnesses a political assassination, a motorbike gang becomes the target of a string of murders, prompting a cop to join their ranks to determine who is responsible.

Rating: 6.8/10

Why Did I Watch It? It's a renowned Ozploitatiom movie and it recently got a Blu-ray release from Umbrella Entertainment, so I wanted to watch it.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 28th
Via: iTunes Store

Plot: A zoology student sets out into the Tasmanian wilderness in search of the thought-extinct Tasmanian Tiger after her sister was killed pursuing the same goal several years prior. Accompanied by three companions, the group soon finds something else has endured in the harsh, remote wilderness.

Rating: 6.2/10

Why Did I Watch It? I'm always on the hunt for good horror, and this one came recommended in a Facebook group and in a TikTok video, so I tracked it down.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 27th
Via: iTunes Store

Plot: During World War II, a small squad of American soldiers hold off a Nazi attack.

Rating: 7.0/10

Why Did I Watch It? It was a 99 cent rental on iTunes.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 27th
Via: iTunes Store

Plot: Travis Block is a government operative coming to terms with his shadowy past. When he discovers a plot targeting U.S. citizens, Block finds himself in the crosshairs of the FBI director he once helped protect.

Rating: 5.9/10

Why Did I Watch It? It's a Liam Neeson movie and it was filmed in Australia.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 25th
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: John and Jenny Grogan adopt a Labrador puppy named Marley, but Marley refuses self-discipline as he grows up, continuing to chew things up and destroy property. As the family grows with the arrival of children, Marley continues to test everyone's patience while John loses motivation as a newspaper columnist.

Rating: 7.2/10

Why Did I Watch It? It was streaming (for free) on Prime and I've heard a lot about it, so I needed to see it for myself.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 25th
Via: Cinema

Plot: Becoming disillusioned with acting and considering retirement, cinematic legend Nicolas Cage spends time with superfan Javi and gets caught with with CIA agents looking to take down a ruthless crime syndicate.

Rating: 8.3/10

Why Did I Watch It? For Nic Cage. Also it looked amazing in the trailers.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 24th
Via: iTunes Store

Plot: An ex-marine is hired by a defense contractor to travel to Panama to complete an arms deal. In the process he becomes involved with the U.S. invasion of Panama, and learns an important lesson about the true nature of political power.

Rating: 3.8/10

Why Did I Watch It? For Lord Mel Gibson.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 24th
Via: Stan.

Plot: Through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, a forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.

Rating: 8.2/10

Why Did I Watch It? It's been on my watchlist since it first came out, and I wanted to watch it while it was streaming on Stan. for free.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 24th
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: A crew of miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form. While trying to save their planet, the aliens encounter a new problem, as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman.

Rating: 5.7/10

Why Did I Watch It? Curiosity, Eddie Murphy, and it was included with Prime.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 23rd
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: A student at a distinguished preparatory school, surrounded by wealthy classmates, is hired to babysit a blind Vietnam War veteran for the weekend. What is expected to be an easy, docile weekend turns out to be more adventurous when the retired Lieutenant Colonel spearheads a trip to New York City and drags along his young guardian.

Rating: 9.1/10

Why Did I Watch It? My late Dad owned this on DVD and it has always been on my radar ever since. Added to this, it's Martin Brest and Al Pacino. I've been wanting to watch this film for years and I finally had the time.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 23rd
Via: Netflix

Plot: Determined to recover sensitive stolen data which puts lives at risk, a gruff FBI agent goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher, but immediately finds himself at odds with the school's liberal, new-age, politically correct environment.

Rating: 5.8/10

Why Did I Watch It? It's about to leave Netflix and I was curious about it.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 23rd
Via: Stan.

Plot: When the world is threatened by an ancient evil, the four adolescent Ninja Turtles are compelled to reunite and overcome their faults in order to stand against it.

Rating: 7.1/10

Why Did I Watch It? This was a random watchlist pick, chosen for its short runtime.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 22nd
Via: Blu-ray

Plot: For Walter Hill.

Rating: 8.3/10

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 22nd
Via: Stan.

Plot: An attorney defends an officer on trial for ordering his troops to fire on civilians after they stormed a U.S. embassy in a Middle Eastern country.

Rating: 7.4/10

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 21st
Via: Blu-ray

Plot: Jackie is hired to find hidden World War II Nazi gold in the Sahara desert, and later teams up with several cute women. A team of mercenaries is also interested in the gold, and they arenโ€™t willing to let Jackie take it.

Rating: 7.2/10
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