As the title states:
What have you seen so far at the cinema?
What did you think?
My favourites in bold.
Slumdog Millionaire - excellent
Bride Wars - I fell asleep, says it all.
Nick and Norah's ultimate playlist - ok
Bolt 2D - Good kids film
Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Fincher. Need I say anymore.
He's just not that into you - Actually quite good.
Seven Pounds - Good film.
Confessions of a shopaholic - Again good chick flick.
Role Models - Reasonably funny.
Gran Turino - Liked this a lot.
Marley and Me - Made me cry.
The International - Boring and lots of plot holes.
The knowing - Farcical.
Monsters Vs Aliens - Yeah ok.
Duplicity- Not as good as i expected.
The Boat that rocked Good music.
17 again - I liked this. Gave me a Zac crush.
I love you man - Ok but story told in first ten mins.
In the loop - Very funny
Wolverine - X men origins- Surprisingly good.
The ghosts of girlfriends past - Dreadful. Why can't MM make a decent film?
Is anybody there? - Recommend you watch this. V good.
Coraline - Jeepers creepers for kids.
Star Trek - Good.
Angels and Demons. - Very se7enesque. I liked it but I haven't read the book.
Adding to my list
Syncdoche, New York - Really didn't get this film. It made my brain hurt.
Night at the museum 2 - Easy watching
Terminator Salvation - Lack of jokes in it and not as good as T2 but it couldn't be.
Last Chance Harvey - Simple, easy to watch instantly forgettable.
Looking for Eric - Loads better than i thought. Really enjoyed this loads!
The Hangover - Funny.
12 Rounds -Like every 90's action film piled into 1 on a budget, think Speed, Blown away, Die hard.
I lose track of what I've seen this year, and what was towards the end of last year (went to a few film presentation days last year and saw films not out until this year...very confusing). So this list may not be complete...
Boat That Rocked - Average when first watched, but grew on me.
Coraline 3D - marvellous animation and Neil Gaiman story = superb
Crank: High Voltage - mindless rubbish...but bizarrely fun :)
Doubt - powerful drama...recommended
Gran Torino - not the best Clint film, and not the best film this year so far, but a damn fine film nontheless
I Love You Man - much better than expected.
Marley and Me - much worse than anticipated
Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist - Turgid!
Paul Blart Mall Cop - Less than turgid!
Religulous - really amusing documentary about religion. Loved it.
Role Models - Not bad.
Seven Pounds - Great film...had me crying.
Slumdog Millionaire - A bit contrived, but still another great film from Danny Boyle
Star Trek - Absolutely brilliant reboot which added 'fun' back to the franchise.
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans - Pretty much as you would expect from these films.
Valkyrie - Much better than the anti-Cruise brigade would have you think.
Watchmen - Staggeringly adapted from the comic. Loved it!
Wolverine - A good first 15 minutes descends into nonsense. A 'Pot Noodle' film (you kind of enjoy it whist you have it, but afterwards wish you had a cheese toastie instead)
I'm deliberately not wasting my time this year on films that I really cannot be bothered with, and will await a DVD rental for those ones. This means that Angels & Demons, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Confessions of a Shopaholic, He's Just Not Into You, etc were deliberately missed out (as will be Terminator Salvation and Trashformers 2 - hated T3, hated Trashformers, ain't wasting my time on sequels that look even worse from the trailers)
I'm ashamed to say that I've only watched 3 films at the cinema so far this year, and they were:
Watchmen - I'd read the graphic novel over Christmas so was full of anticipation for the adaptation. It didn't let me down. Great casting too.
Wolverine - Quite enjoyable. Left me with quite a lot of questions though which I always find is a good thing after seeing a film.
Terminator Salvation - pretty good action flick. Storyline was interesting and I liked Christian Bale in the role of John Connor. However, it was bizarre that one of the characters had really great teeth, which you wouldn't really expect in a post apocalyptic world.
I have seen Juno and Happy Feet recently on DVD. Can I include them?
Juno - surprisingly good!
Happy Feet - errrr......
My Bloody Valentine - excellent
Scar -average gore
Gran Torino - brill
Wtchmen - average
Star Trek -ace
Wolverine - average
NATM 2 - oh dear
Role Models - ok
Angels and Demons - ok
Drag me to hell - average
Last House on the Left - better than the original by far.
thats what i can remember anyway.
Just remembered a few more - checked my ticket stubs.
Friday 13th - average
Uninvited - not bad
Lesbian Vampire Killers - just had to be seen to be believed,or not.
I've seen way too many at the cinema to mention here (79 so far this year), so here's a highlight of some great, good and poor films! -
Very good films seen so far - (above 8/10's)
Gran Torino (excellent!)
The Damned United (excellent again!)
Anything for her
Good films to watch - (8/10's)
Slumdog Millionaiire (although overrated)
Curse of benjamin button
He's just not into you
Drag me to hell
The Decent and nearly good list (7ish but short of 8/10) :)
In the loop
I love you man
Night at the museum 2
Avoid and will never watch again -
Syndoche of New York
In order of preference:
Star Trek - great movie, but appaling script.
Slumdog Millionaire - excellent movie with lots of shocks and twists and turns.
Wolverine - surprisingly good action adventure.
Terminator salvation - even surprisinglier good action adventure.
Confessions of a Shopaholic - unexpectedly brilliant.
Last House on the Left - Far superior to the original and a decent thriller (let down by the last 120 seconds).
Bolt - heart warming cartoon capers.
He's just not That into You - predictable romantic comedy.
Role Models - great. Very funny.
Drag me to hell - hugely overhyped.
Watchmen - zzzzzzzzzfest.
Worst of the Worst
Underworld 3 - vampire vomit inducing.
Lesbian Vampire Hunters - how - exactly - did this get made?
Terminator Salvation - pretty good
Star Trek - very good
Transformers 2 - didn't think a film about giant talking robots could decend further into farce!
watchmen - very similar to fantastic 4. Was not too keen tbh
the international -good
Wolverine - Hugh jackman _HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
Drag me to hell - awful , awful,awful
The Reader - thought i wouldn't like it as it was just kate winslet getting her baps out , then the story got going. Really enjoyed it
Frost/nixon - good , didn't actually realise that this was about " Mr Through the key hole:blush:"
Duplicity - hmmm not great
Curious case of benjamin button - yawnfest
Harry Potter & the Half Blood prince - enjoyed it
well to be onest ive not seen much this year. but hangover was good