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Added by PvtCaboose91 on 1 Jan 2024 01:33
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Movies Viewed in 2024

2024 is upon us, and I'm embarking on another annual viewing diary!
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April 2024


First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 14th
Via: Cinema

Plot: A journey across a dystopian future America, following a team of military-embedded journalists as they race against time to reach DC before rebel factions descend upon the White House.

Rating: 7.2/10

Why Did I Watch It? The reviews intrigued me and I'm a fan of Alex Garland's work.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 13th
Via: Stan.

Plot: A man with a mysterious past flees the country to escape his own personal hell, but upon arriving in Finland, he is captured by a family of cannibals.

Rating: 6.7/10

Why Did I Watch It? This appeared on Stan. and caught my attention, especially as I was in the mood for horror.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 13th
Via: Apple TV

Plot: A group of people run a TV show where they set up locations to scare people. Things go horribly wrong when the producer wants them to get darker as they set up an asylum to spook the new target: a creepy guy who used to work there.

Rating: 6.3/10

Why Did I Watch It? It's from the same directors as Late Night with the Devil.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 12th
Via: Cinema

Plot: A live television broadcast in 1977 goes horribly wrong, unleashing evil into the nation's living rooms.

Rating: 7.8/10

Why Did I Watch It? I've wanted to see this since the hype first started building last year, so a late-night Friday night viewing on opening weekend was appropriate.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 9th
Via: Binge

Plot: In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem.

Rating: 6.0/10

Why Did I Watch It? This was actually on my list of anticipated movies from back in 2011, but the lukewarm reviews made it a low priority flick that continued to elude me. With me watching more of Kevin Macdonald's films, I felt it was finally time, especially as it's free on Binge.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 8th
Via: Cinema

Plot: A young American woman is sent to Rome to begin a life of service to the church, but encounters a darkness that causes her to question her faith and uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that hopes to bring about the birth of evil incarnate.

Rating: 7.4/10

Why Did I Watch It? The positive reviews intrigued me.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 7th
Via: Apple TV

Plot: Cash is trying to live an honest and quiet life, but when Big Cat forces him back into her services, he proves capable of anything to protect the town and the only family he has left.

Rating: 7.2/10

Why Did I Watch It? I'm a fan of the Nelms brothers, so I jumped on this one as soon as it appeared on Apple TV.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 6th
Via: Cinema

Plot: An anonymous young man unleashes a campaign of vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and continue to systemically victimize the poor and powerless.

Rating: 6.5/10

Why Did I Watch It? It's a new R-rated action movie, so of course I went on opening weekend.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 6th
Via: Netflix

Plot: The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Rating: 9.0/10

Why Did I Watch It? I wanted to watch more of Kevin Macdonald's movies after Black Sea. This one is highly rated and I was curious about it back when it was first released.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 5th
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: In the near future, a French submarine finds itself in a crisis situation.

Rating: 6.9/10

Why Did I Watch It? After watching Black Sea, a mate recommended this submarine movie.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 4th
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: After being laid off, a veteran submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a sunken German U-Boat rumored to be loaded with gold.

Rating: 7.9/10

Why Did I Watch It? I wanted to see this back when it first came out as it looked intriguing. It leaves Prime in a few days, so I took my chance to watch it.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 3rd
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: A 1930s-set story centered on the University of Washington's rowing team, from their Depression-era beginnings to winning gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Rating: 7.8/10

Why Did I Watch It? The story interested me, and it was directed by George Clooney. I missed it at cinemas and jumped on it when it hit Prime.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
April 2nd
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: A US Army special forces unit is ambushed during a mission to retrieve an intelligence asset and their only remaining hope lies with a remote Air Force drone operator assisting them through a brutal 48-hour battle for survival.

Rating: 7.3/10

Why Did I Watch It? Movies of this ilk always interest me, and I was eagerly awaiting its Australian release. When it appeared on Prime, I hit play immediately.
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March 2024


First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 31st
Via: Disney+

Plot: A year after their father's funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other.

Rating: 6.7/10

Why Did I Watch It? This is another Wes Anderson movie I have wanted to see for years.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 31st
Via: Cinema

Plot: After Po is tapped to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace, he needs to find and train a new Dragon Warrior, while a wicked sorceress plans to re-summon all the master villains whom Po has vanquished to the spirit realm.

Rating: 6.7/10

Why Did I Watch It? I've enjoyed these movies so far.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 30th
Via: Cinema (IMAX!)

Plot: Two ancient titans, Godzilla and Kong, clash in an epic battle as humans unravel their intertwined origins and connection to Skull Island's mysteries.

Rating: 7.6/10

Why Did I Watch It? I like these movies.

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Viewing Date:
March 29th
Via: Disney+

Plot: With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, Oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son.

Rating: 8.0/10

Why Did I Watch It? I'd watched this years ago and couldn't remember it, so it felt like a good time to revisit considering I was going through Wes Anderson's filmography.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 29th
Via: Disney+

Plot: The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof after hearing that their patriarch is dying of stomach cancer.

Rating: 8.2/10

Why Did I Watch It? I've been meaning to watch this for about 20 years due to the cast, but it has always eluded me. After watching Wes Anderson's first two movies, I could finally dive in.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 28th
Via: Disney+

Plot: Following a murder, a detective reluctantly adopts the victim's dog in the hope of solving the crime.

Rating: 6.7/10

Why Did I Watch It? This is one '80s classic I hadn't seen yet, and I wanted something short and sweet after coming home from work.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 27th
Via: Apple TV

Plot: After Dignan convinces his pals Bob and Anthony to rob a local bookstore, the trio holes up in a border-town motel, where Anthony falls for a beautiful maid and the boys ponder their criminal future.

Rating: 7.6/10

Why Did I Watch It? If I'm watching Wes Anderson's work, I need to start with his debut film.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 26th
Via: Disney+

Plot: A teenager at Rushmore Academy falls for a much older teacher and befriends a middle-aged industrialist. Later, he finds out that his love interest and his friend are having an affair, which prompts him to begin a vendetta.

Rating: 7.8/10

Why Did I Watch It? I felt it was time to delve into Wes Anderson's filmography, especially after Lost in London included a discussion about his films.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 25th
Via: Apple TV

Plot: After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world.

Rating: 7.1/10

Why Did I Watch It? I wanted to watch this when it first came out, but it somehow eluded me. When it was cheap on Apple TV, I jumped on it and made it a priority.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 24th
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead.

Rating: 6.3/10

Why Did I Watch It? This seemed like a pretty huge blind spot for me, especially as a horror fan.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 23rd
Via: DVD

Plot: Two eccentric best friends graduate high school and respond to a man's romance-seeking newspaper ad as a gag, only to find their lives becoming increasingly complicated.

Rating: 7.9/10

Why Did I Watch It? This is something of a cult film, and it was recommended by someone I trust. Plus, it's from the director of Bad Santa.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 21st
Via: Cinema

Plot: When the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second ice age.

Rating: 7.6/10

Why Did I Watch It? I'm a Ghostbusters fan, of course I ran for the cinema on opening day.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 18th
Via: Apple TV

Plot: When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.

Rating: 7.2/10

Why Did I Watch It? This is a pretty large cinematic blind spot, especially as I love '80s cinema. It was a random pick today.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 17th
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: Within the course of one night, Woody Harrelson finds himself in a misadventure in London that winds him up in jail.

Rating: 6.7/10

Why Did I Watch It? It's about to leave Prime and it looked interesting, especially since it's the world's first "live movie."

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 15th
Via: Blu-ray

Plot: The partner and nephew of an armored-truck driver tries to prevent three million dollars from being taken by a gang during a catastrophic flooding caused by a severe storm.

Rating: 7.3/10

Why Did I Watch It? I've been meaning to watch this for years as I love '90s action films, and this one has a good cast.

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First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 14th
Via: Apple TV

Plot: 15 months after being stabbed 9 times by a student at work as a high school teacher in NYC, Mr. Garfield is working in LA as a substitute teacher come full-time. He refuses to be a victim anymore.

Rating: 6.6/10

Why Did I Watch It? It looked interesting, and seemed thematically relevant after I binged the Substitute movies.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 13th
Via: YouTube

Plot: An F.B.I. Agent teams up with a tracker to pursue a murderer after he vanishes into the mountains and infiltrates a hiking group.

Rating: 7.6/10

Why Did I Watch It? It came highly recommended by a trusted friend, and it has been on my watchlist for some time due to the cast.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 13th
Via: Plex

Plot: Former mercenary Karl Thomasson returns once again as a substitute teacher, this time to infiltrate a military school's faculty to cease the actions of white supremacists.

Rating: 4.6/10

Why Did I Watch It? I got this far in this series, I figured I should finish it off.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 12th
Via: Apple TV

Plot: At a college visit to a war buddy's professor daughter, mercenary Karl Thomasson finds her brutally beaten. He then poses as a teacher to teach a lesson, and get revenge, on the brash football jocks responsible.

Rating: 5.2/10

Why Did I Watch It? Just continuing the series

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 12th
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: After plunging her car into a river, a woman encounters a man who helps her come to terms with her life.

Rating: 6.7/10

Why Did I Watch It? It's an early Denis Villeneuve that has been on my watchlist for years, and a trusted friend told me to check it out.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 11th
Via: Plex

Plot: A mercenary masquerades as a teacher in order to enter a tough urban school and wreak his revenge upon his brother's killer.

Rating: 6.0/10

Why Did I Watch It? I want to see more of Treat Williams's movies, and I thought it would be fun to continue this series.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 10th
Via: YouTube

Plot: To stall a witch plotting to eat him, a boy reads her horror tales dealing with a collegian's resurrection of a mummy, a murderous cat, and an artist's pact with a gargoyle.

Rating: 6.4/10

Why Did I Watch It? I love horror films of this ilk, and often seek them out.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 10th
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: A professional mercenary works as a substitute teacher at an urban high school, filling in for his fiancรฉ who was attacked by gang members. He begins investigating the attack, and he finds that the gang responsible also operate a lucrative drug ring.

Rating: 6.7/10

Why Did I Watch It? It's a '90s action movie with Tom Berenger, and it leaves Prime in a few days.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 10th
Via: Netflix

Plot: This love story chronicles the lifelong relationship of conductor-composer Leonard Bernstein and actress Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein.

Rating: 5.6/10

Why Did I Watch It? The Oscars are soon, and this is another Best Picture nominee.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 9th
Via: Apple TV

Plot: Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrested apart after Nora's family emigrates from South Korea. Twenty years later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront notions of love and destiny.

Rating: 8.1/10

Why Did I Watch It? It's another Best Picture that I needed to tick off.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 9th
Via: Apple TV

Plot: Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

Rating: 4.2/10

Why Did I Watch It? Just trying to see more Best Picture nominees.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 8th
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: When three childhood best friends pull a prank that goes wrong, they invent the imaginary Ricky Stanicky to get them out of trouble. Twenty years later, they still use the nonexistent Ricky as a handy alibi for their immature behavior.

Rating: 7.1/10

Why Did I Watch It? It's a new R-rated comedy on Amazon Prime with John Cena and Zac Efron, and it was filmed in Australia. It had my attention.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 6th
Via: Blu-ray

Plot: A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.

Rating: 6.3/10

Why Did I Watch It? It's an R-rated monster movie from the '90s, directed by Peter Hyams.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 5th
Via: Apple TV

Plot: The incredible tale about the fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter.

Rating: 8.1/10

Why Did I Watch It? The Oscars are this week. As soon as I saw it was available on iTunes, I jumped immediately.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 4th
Via: Cinema

Plot: Paul Atreides unites with Chani and the Fremen while seeking revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family.

Rating: 9.1/10

Why Did I Watch It? This was the earliest day I could see it. Everything about it made me want to see it.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 4th
Via: Tubi

Plot: A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble Lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a castle and await their fate.

Rating: 6.8/10

Why Did I Watch It? I've been meaning to watch it for some time as I love '80s action movies, and this is a Paul Verhoeven film. I recently saw someone on a forum describe this as enjoyable medieval exploitation, and I couldn't get it out of my mind until I watched it.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 4th
Via: Apple TV

Plot: After robbing a small New Mexico bank, destitute crop duster Charley Varrick and his accomplices realise most of the money belongs to the mob. In the aftermath of the robbery, both the police and the mafia begin to move in on their suspects.

Rating: 7.9/10

Why Did I Watch It? A trusted friend recommended it.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 3rd
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him and steals all of the drugs from his practice.

Rating: 6.2/10

Why Did I Watch It? It leaves Prime in a few days and it looked interesting, especially with that cast.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 3rd
Via: Apple TV

Plot: Black Manta seeks revenge on Aquaman for his father's death. Wielding the Black Trident's power, he becomes a formidable foe. To defend Atlantis, Aquaman forges an alliance with his imprisoned brother. They must protect the kingdom.

Rating: 6.4/10

Why Did I Watch It? I've watched all the DC movies so far, why not watch the final one?

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 3rd
Via: Apple TV

Plot: After a new coach is assigned to them, the infamously terrible American Samoa soccer team hope to change their fortunes at the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Just scoring a single goal for the first time in the team's history would be considered a victory.

Rating: 6.6/10

Why Did I Watch It? I couldn't be bothered seeing it at the cinema, but as soon as it appeared on iTunes, I bit.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 2nd
Via: Amazon Prime Video

Plot: A novelist who's fed up with the establishment profiting from Black entertainment uses a pen name to write a book that propels him into the heart of the hypocrisy and madness he claims to disdain.

Rating: 8.2/10

Why Did I Watch It? I always try to seek out the Best Picture nominees. As soon as this one appeared on Prime, I pressed play immediately.

First Viewing

Viewing Date:
March 1st
Via: Apple TV

Plot: After an amazing first date, Bea and Ben's fiery attraction turns ice-cold--until they find themselves unexpectedly reunited at a lesbian wedding in Australia. So they do what any two mature adults would do: pretend to be a couple.

Rating: 7.0/10

Why Did I Watch It? It's a new R-rated rom-com that was filmed in my home city, and it got good reviews, so I wanted to check it out.
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