• Movie Watching Update

    by  • August 31, 2010 • Film, films, personal • 0 Comments

    Movies viewed this year so far, in no particular order:

    Shutter Island, Inception (x2), Toy Story 3, 2012, The Wrestler, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Sherlock Holmes, Shrek Forever After, The Age of Stupid, The Reader, The Taking of Pelham 123 (new version), Duplicity, The Boat That Rocked, Zombieland, The Princess and the Frog, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The Fantastic Mr Fox, Paranormal Activity, 24 Hour Party People, Adventureland, District 9, 500 Days of Summer, Triangle, Mesrine Parts 1 and 2, A Perfect Getaway, Antichrist, The Hangover, Flawless, Night at the Museum 2, Moon, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Drag Me To Hell, Monsters Vs Aliens, The Damned United, State of Play, Revolutionary Road, Brandy for the Parson, Friday the 13th parts 1-7, Miller’s Crossing, Coogan’s Bluff, Donkey Punch, The Killers, Psycho IV, Kick-Ass, Avatar, A Christmas Carol, Iron Man 2, Seven Samurai, A Day at the Races, Go West, The Big Store, A Night at the Opera, A Night in Casablanca, At the Circus.

    And re-watched: The Man Who Wasn’t There, Rear Window, How to Steal a Million, Paint Your Wagon, The Gauntlet, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, Raising Arizona, Contact, The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, The Fearless Vampire Hunters, The Dark Knight, Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? Zodiac, Creepshow, 10,000 BC.

    And a few more I’ve forgotten.

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    1. Dawfydd
      August 31, 2010 at 4:18 pm

      Thought 1: That’s an interesting spread of films you’ve watched for the first time Mark :)
      Thought 2: What did you think of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo? I caught The Girl Who Played With Fire at the weekend and find myself glad the wait for The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest is only going to a short one….

    2. August 31, 2010 at 8:04 pm

      i really enjoyed The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Thought it was some mature storytelling and Noomi was great in a hard role. All the acting was good, to be honest. My only slight gripe was the ending(s) appeared slightly dragged out. Looking forward to The Girl Who Played With Fire now…

    3. August 31, 2010 at 9:00 pm

      So how do you find the time to do anything else then Mark, Eh?
      I’ve watched the complete Thin Man set and I believe the 2 main characters are Nick and Nora, and loads of Jason Statham. Well I’ve watched a few others but these were the most enjoyable.

    4. August 31, 2010 at 10:27 pm

      Funnily enough, I watched all the Thin Man films last year and thoroughly enjoyed them.

      And I don’t sleep.

    5. September 1, 2010 at 2:16 am

      Sherlock Holmes, The Hangover, District 9, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Iron Man 2, The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons . . .

      That’s the extent of our crossover. Can’t say that I would watch Da Vinci and Angels & Demons again, though I enjoyed the books. I watch a fair number of movies, I should write it down.

      I watch mostly romantic comedies. I write dark sword & sorcery fiction and YA pulp adventure fantasy, and I watch romantic comedies. It doesn’t make a lot of sense.

      I mostly watch television from the UK. Watching Season 3 of Doc Martin currently.

    6. September 1, 2010 at 5:49 pm

      @ David That’s funny – i mostly watch TV from the US. Maybe it’s simply about transporting yourself out of your cultural safe zone – it helps with creativity.

      Some of the films I watch (and watch again) for work reasons – to examine structure, what works and what doesn’t, which entails watching good *and* bad…

    7. September 8, 2010 at 1:40 am

      Judging from your list of films I think you might find Night Shyamalan `s little know movie , The Lady in the Water , an interesting distraction . A strange mix of modern day fairy tale and the transforming power of community .

      Just watched Inception and was blown away – loved the direction this film is taking the genre .

    8. September 8, 2010 at 12:45 pm

      @ Geoff Saw The Lady in the Water and enjoyed it. Some of his stuff has been hit and miss for me (The Village), but this one, I thought, hit all the right mythic notes.

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