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Added by Grisly Atoms on 3 Jan 2012 09:40
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Watched in 2012

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People who added this item 848 Average listal rating (441 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
1984 (1984)

George Orwell's Terrifying Vision Comes To The Screen.

Story/Writing: ★★★★ (3.5 / 5)
Acting: ★★★☆ (3.5 / 5)
Visuals: ★★★☆ (3.5 / 5)
Soundtrack: ★★★ (3 / 5)
Overall: ★★★☆ (3.5 / 5)
People who added this item 1099 Average listal rating (766 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Real Steel (2011)

Champions aren't born. They're made.

Story/Writing: ★★☆ (2.5 / 5)
Acting: ★★☆ (2.5 / 5)
Visuals: ★★★ (3 / 5)
Soundtrack: ★★ (2 / 5)
Overall: ★★☆ (2.5 / 5)
Pretty cliched, and mostly laughable. The CG robots looked alright though, I guess. And the soundtrack is mostly just popular radio tunes, which I just wasn't digging.
People who added this item 1813 Average listal rating (1183 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8

Dig the life fantastic.

Story/Writing: ★★★★ (4 / 5)
Acting: ★★★☆ (3.5 / 5)
Visuals: ★★★★☆ (4.5 / 5)
Soundtrack: ★★★★ (4 / 5)
Overall: ★★★★ (4 / 5)

The street where starlets are made!

Story/Writing: ★★★ (3 / 5)
Loose story, about a wannabe star, tied together with numerous clips (usually action scenes, and stunts) from other Corman owned films. The original material that is here though, is laced with some funny lines.

Acting: ★★★ (3 / 5)
The acting is intentionally b-grade, but so is everything else in this movie. Mary Woronov is great though. I always enjoy her.

Visuals: ★★★ (3 / 5)
Nothing too great here in terms of cinematography or camera work. And when there are special effects, they're usually from another film. I liked the fact that it was spliced together from other films though.

Soundtrack: ★★ (2 / 5)
Not much here in terms of a soundtrack. I'm guessing it's all library music.

Overall: ★★★ (3 / 5)
If you don't like schlocky Corman productions, you won't enjoy this. It's pointless, cheesy, low budget fun. It's also one of Joe Dante's, as well as Allan Arkush's first directorial efforts, so if you like Dante, or Arkush, you might want to give it a watch.
Story/Writing: ★★★☆ (3.5 / 5)
Acting: N/A
Visuals: ★★★ (3 / 5)
Soundtrack: ★★☆ (2.5 / 5)
Overall: ★★★☆ (3.5 / 5)
Interesting little documentary about George Romero, with some behind the scenes footage from Dawn of the Dead. There are also some short interviews with Tom Savini, Michael Gornick, and Richard P. Rubinstein, among others. Worth a watch, if you like Romero.
People who added this item 672 Average listal rating (480 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 6

Eddie Murphy Is The Chosen One.

Story/Writing: ★★★ (3 / 5)
Acting: ★★★ (3 / 5)
Visuals: ★★★ (3 / 5)
Soundtrack: ★★★ (3 / 5)
Overall: ★★★ (3 / 5)
Maybe I'm just too easily amused, but I thought this movie had it's moments. Not the best of Murphy's movies, but it's a fun little 80s action comedy. I think the scene with the animated dancing Pepsi can was what sold it for me.
People who added this item 73 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2

From 1968 till 1972, twenty-four human beings went to the moon. Their journey lives as the ultimate adventure story.

Story/Writing: ★★★★☆ (4.5 / 5)
Acting: N/A
Visuals: ★★★★☆ (4.5 / 5)
Soundtrack: ★★★★☆ (4.5 / 5)
Overall: ★★★★☆ (4.5 / 5)
People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
Story/Writing: ★★★★ (4 / 5)
Acting: N/A
Visuals: ★★★★ (4 / 5)
Soundtrack: ★★★ (3 / 5)
Overall: ★★★★ (4 / 5)
People who added this item 225 Average listal rating (146 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.7

Story/Writing: ★★★ (3 / 5)
Acting: ★★★ (3 / 5)
Visuals: ★★★ (3 / 5)
Soundtrack: ★★★ (3 / 5)
Overall: ★★★ (3 / 5)
People who added this item 722 Average listal rating (479 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.9

Story/Writing: ★★★☆ (3.5 / 5)
Acting: ★★★★ (4 / 5)
Visuals: ★★★ (3 / 5)
Soundtrack: ★★★ (3 / 5)
Overall: ★★★☆ (3.5 / 5)
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This is, obviously, a W.I.P. (Work In Progress), and will be until 2013.

A list of the films I've watched in 2012. I have only included films that I have never previously watched, or haven't watched all the way through. Re-watched films won't be on here. The order of the list is the order in which I watched them, with the most recent on the top.

I am going to try to briefly comment on each movie I watch. I am no film expert or professional critic, these are just my opinions/observations. Sorry for my poor writing and punctuation; I don't write much. I suppose this will be good practice.


Ratings Explained


★ = Full star.
☆ = Half star.

★★★★★ = Beyond excellent.
★★★★☆ = Excellent.
★★★★ = Great.
★★★☆ = Really good.
★★★ = Good.
★★☆ = Mediocre.
★★ = Subaverage.
★☆ = Bad.
★ = Really bad.
☆ = Absolute garbage.

Story/Writing
Refers to the story, and dialogue.

Acting
Refers to the acting.

Visuals
Refers to the cinematography and camera work, combined with special effects, if present.

Soundtrack
Refers to the score of the film.

Overall
My overall rating, and perhaps some final thoughts on the film. Usually sort of an average of all of the ratings above, but sometimes "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts".


List Stats


Goal: 200 movies
Watched: 142 movies

---Years Breakdown---

1900s: 0 | 1910s: 0
1920s: 1 | 1930s: 1
1940s: 0 | 1950s: 3
1960s: 6 | 1970s: 22
1980s: 46 | 1990s: 23
2000s: 19 | 2010s: 21

---Ratings Breakdown---

5★: 0 | 4.5★: 12
4★: 34 | 3.5★: 47
3★: 34 | 2.5★: 11
2★: 1 | 1.5★: 3
1★: 0 | 0.5★: 0

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