Sunday, December 29, 2013

May I Have Your Attention Please.....?

Hello again loyal readers, as I stated before, yes I am still alive, and I am still going to be putting content on this little 'ol blog of mine. It's certainly been an eventful year for me and my family, and certain obligations have kept me from contributing the content I would have liked to. BUT, the time has come that I feel I can begin posting again on a semi-regular basis, and I will be starting with the usual year end content.

Come early January I will be posting my, considerably smaller than usual, films watched list which will return due to surpringly strong demand.(thank you for caring!). Then of course I will be eventually adding my top 10 list for 2013, though there are still many missed films I need to catch up on so this may come later than usual, but I will have something. Then of course with awards season right around teh corner I will be posting my usual predictions and so on. Then of course into next year I hope to contribute some actual film reviews!

So again thank you all for your loyalty and patience, its been a very exciting year for me, and a busy one too. I hope to speak to you again very soon.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Django Unchained (Delayed Review)

Written December 28th, 2012

Anticipating a film’s release can be very exciting as studios slowly tease us with posters, stills, teasers, and eventually full theatrical trailers. All this consumption filling out minds with tastes of what is to come, as we discuss and analyze our predictions and theories. Yes, it is all very exciting right? Well there is another term I sometimes use for this, and it’s called “Torture”! However with Django Unchained I am proud to say I somehow found a way to keep myself calm and collected, and didn’t let the excitement get the better of me. Maybe it was the already established excitement during the earlier months of 2012 as I knew that The Avengers, and The Dark Knight Rises would also be happening. Or perhaps it was my own anticipation filled personal life as we were busily planning for the arrival of our first born, you know, real life priorities.  Either way, the wait for ‘Django’ to arrive was a fairly calm one….that is until about two weeks before its release, when the shackles that held my excitement at bay were themselves, “unchained” (I do apologize for that), this is when I pretty much lost my mind with excitement, so much that I boldly predicted that this would be my favorite Film of 2012, and maybe just possibly it could take the “Favorite Tarantino film” title away from Pulp Fiction. Well, Django Unchained is my favorite film of 2012, but “Pulp Fiction” still remains comfortably rested atop its mighty throne. But I tell you, Django put up a mighty good fight.

If you haven’t already seen Django Unchained (what’s wrong with you!?), I will give just a brief synopses, trust me, the less I say here the better your experience will be. Christoph Waltz plays Dr. King Schultz; a dentist turned bounty hunter who is after a big catch, The Brittle Brothers. Problem is he doesn’t know what they look like. So he seeks out the assistance of a man named Django, a slave who he knows used to occupy a former Plantation the Brittles worked on. His plan is simple, purchase Django as his own personal slave, something he admittedly feels guilty for as he does not like slavery. Once he was legally acquired young Django, they will travel to various Plantations in search of the Brittles, and once they find them Django will point them out, and Schultz will kill them. In exchange for his help, Schultz will then give Django his freedom and a cut of the bounty. Throughout their travels they begin to form a bond, and when Schutlz finds out that when Django is awarded his freedom, he plans to travel to Mississippi to find and free his captive wife, he feels obligated to help. He will use his own cunning and skillsets to take Django under his wing, train him, and in the spring help him find and free his wife.  

‘Django Unchained’ is a masterpiece; in fact I would go as far as to say it’s a near perfect film. From the exceptional storytelling and direction, to the brilliant performance by the entire cast there is not a single aspect of the film that I did not completely adore, in fact managed to watch it twice and enjoyed it even more the second time. In fact my only complaint about this film is that it was cut too short. It already clocks at approximately two and a half hours, but I have already seen and heard some key moments that were cut from the final version that would have really fit in nicely, some to simply help fill a few minor gaps and carry the story even smoother along.  Expect plenty of deleted scenes to accompany the Blu-ray release.
The first thing to make note of about Django is the similarities to Tarantinos last film, 2009’s Inglourious Basterds, and to some extent his ‘Kill Bill’ saga. Yes, there are a lot, but that is not a bad thing at all. Like the previous films this is a tale of revenge, perhaps a more romantic tale to say the least. Like The Bride, and Shosanna before him, Django has had unthinkable evil  done to him and those he loved, and has made it his mission to strike back against those who inflicted those evils upon him. On a larger scale, and like ‘Basterds’, it’s also a story of a persecuted group rising up and fighting back against a greater evil. With a satisfying result that would make anyone want to stand up and cheer. 

The similarities don’t end there, there are many stylistic similarities to Basterds and Kill Bill that stand out immediately, as well as a similarly wonderful soundtrack which once again borrows very effectively from the great Ennio Morricone, and  this time a couple of welcome Luis Bacalov tracks from the original 1966 ‘Django’ film starring Franco Nero (who makes a cameo). These similarities do not come as a surprise, Tarantino himself has made mention of a ‘spiritual trilogy’ which may later include an Inglourious Basterds sequel which has been written. The past decade has seen what we could even call a collection of “New wave Tarantino” films which started with Kill Bill, and has continued through to Django Unchained. If you were to marathon through his directorial catalogue you will notice that his early works (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and Jackie Brown) are also very similar to each other, and share a lot of very definitive traits, from the editing style, and repeated cast, to the memorable soundtracks. There are many Tarantino fans in the world and among many of those fans there seems to often be a divide between his early films, and the latter ‘Revenge films’. Perhaps we will get another of these films with a Basterds sequel, or perhaps with his next outing we will see an entirely new side of Tarantino.

One thing that Tarantino has been able to do masterfully throughout all his films is to compile an amazing cast, which mixes superstars with forgotten icons, and he always manages to bring out their absolute best.  The results in the past included reviving the forgotten John Travolta back to superstardom in Pulp Fiction, and introducing the world to Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds. This cast is no exception. Tarantino can write for Christoph Waltz like no other, the way that man delivers his lines shows that this is a writer/actor relationship that we rarely see, and perhaps we haven’t seen since Tarantino wrote the Jules Winnfield character for Sam Jackson in Pulp Fiction (another career making role). And speaking of Mr. Jackson, this is his finest performance since then. Sam Jackson has become a household icon, but he has become so for a very specific reason, for being a bad-ass, which originates from that Jules Winnfield role. Furthermore,  “Mother F***er” has become his catch phrase, so much so that whenever he has appeared in a film(and he has been in many)that he is not playing a bad-ass, or I guess a Jedi, it gets completely overlooked and forgotten. With his performance in Django Unchained as Stephen the House Slave of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Calvin Candie character (more on him soon); he has finally been able to stretch his acting skills to an audience that will take notice. Because Sam Jackson is indeed a great actor, and can achieve so much more than just yelling “Mother F***er” and shooting dudes. Though you may ask, “Does he say it in this film?” ….watch and find out.

Other noteworthy performances come from Kerry Washington who plays Djangos captive love, and does for the most part play a rather straight role. Walton Goggins as the disgustingly brilliant Plantation hand Billy Crash, as well as dual roles from the great James Remer. There are a few other great cameo appearances that I will refrain from mentioning, for those who may not have seen this, or dissected the Django Unchained IMDB page.

All that said, I think my favorite character and performance of this film comes from Leo DiCaprio, who I have been a big fan of for a long time. When I first read he would be playing a vicious Plantation owner in Tarantinos new film I was floored. DiCaprio has had a share of darker roles in his time, but never has he played a villain, and to be able to jump into this new type of role as the truly despicable Monsieur Calvin Candie, is impressive. His performance left me breathless, there is one particular scene later in the film when we see the seeming polite and collected Calvin Candies true colors shine through, which literally gave me chills, and was easily the best scene in the film.

This brings me to our lead, the man of the hour, Jamie Foxx. I have always liked Foxx, and during his decade plus run as a serious Hollywood actor, he has been his share of great films that I have always enjoyed. Though this role was actually written for Will Smith, I think Foxx was the perfect choice for Django. Smith is just too much of a family friendly household name, and this character would be too far out of his element to take on (though his exact reason for dropping out I do not know). Foxx however carries about him a perfect image, and attitude to take this role and run with it. His transition from lowly slave, to gun slinging hero is played to a tee, and is completely believable.

To be bluntly honest, Django Unchained has a lot of brutality, and imagery that will not be for everyone, and will not play kindly to a lot of sensitive viewers. Tarantino does not hold back on anything, there is plenty of the “N word” used throughout the film both on a casual, and demeaning manor, and some of the more  disturbing scenes in the film are some of the most brutal I have seen. I am not talking about bloody over the top violence like what we see in Kill Bill, I am talking about the moments of pure reality, the moments that without a doubt happened plenty, and to be honest from what I have read was actually much worse and more frequent then is ever discussed in school text books and television documentaries. For this I respect Tarantino greatly, even though he has gotten a lot of flak for this it is all necessary for this film to work. The final scenes and some of the conflicts and resolutions would not have nearly the same emotional impact if we did not first become exposed to these horrors. It’s a price to pay as the viewer to really appreciate the films amazing climax.

-Jeff Wildman

Sunday, January 13, 2013

2013 Golden Globes Predictions and Picks

In last minute honor of the 7th Golden Globes airing this very night, I thought I would quickly post my picks, and predictions for what is almost equally exciting for me personally, and is always the kick off to my award season viewing. This years nominations are much more exciting for me than the Oscars, and because of this I decided to select both my own picks for who I want to win(in BLUE), and who I predict will win(in RED). If both my prediction and pick is the same, then it will be PURPLE)

Will make this quick and to the point, so here you go:

Best Picture, Drama:
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty
Best Picture, Musical or Comedy:
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Moonrise Kindgom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director:
Ben Affleck, Argo
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Actress, Drama:
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

Best Actor, Drama:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Richard Gere, Arbitrage
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy:
Jack Black, Bernie
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables 
Ewan MCGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy:
Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Maggie Smith, Quartet
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

Best Supporting Actress: 
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

Best Supporting Actor:
Alan Arkin, Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Screenplay:
Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
Tony Kushner, Lincoln
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Chris Terrio, Argo

Best Original Score:
Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina
Alexandre Desplat, Argo
Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimet & Reinhold Heil, Cloud Atlas
Michael Danna, Life of Pi
John Williams, Lincoln

Best Original Song:
“For You” from Act of Valor
“Not Running Anymore” from Stand Up Guys
“Safe and Sound” from The Hunger Games
“Suddenly” from Les Misérables
“Skyfall” from Skyfall

Best Animated Feature:
Rise of the Guardians
Hotel Transylvania
Wreck-It Ralph

Friday, January 11, 2013

2013 Academy Award Nominations: Hopes and Predictions

Here we are again, the Oscars are close, and the nominees have been announced. It was a much different year than last for me. As I scrolled through this list for the first time I realized that I have not seen the majority of the films nominated this year, and as things are going with my soon to be busy life I may not make it out to see them before Seth Macfarlane host the ceremony on Sunday February 24th

So this year I get to take a different approach, my selections for who I want to win may be simply based on who I like more, or maybe just based upon what I have heard and read about these films and their contributes.

This years nominees did come as a bit of a surprise, and somewhat disappointment for me. The best picture category is basically what I expected. My favorite film of the year, Django Unchained is present, but it really stands little change against Lincoln, and Silver Linings Playbook, two films that seem to be getting unconditional love from all sides. Which I am not apposed to, I did see Lincoln and enjoyed it very much. And Silver Linings was on my radar, but I unfortunately didn't make it out. Plus my favorite actor Bobby DeNiro gets a probably well deserved nod this year, which is great to see after quite a long run of overlooked and forgotten roles. 

It is the Best Director category that really took me by surprise, neither Ben Affleck for ARGO, and Quentin Tarantino for Django are anywhere to be found. The two directors that I thought I would be battling with myself to decide on. I guess that battle was decided for me, neither! The acting categories were not as much of a surprise for the most part, I have been hearing a lot of talk about how great the young unknown Quvenzhané Walli in Beasts of the Southern Wild (she s now the youngest nominee ever at 8 years old), another film I have not seen. In fact that entire category consists of films I have missed so far, making my pick tricky. As for lead Actor, that is probably an easy win for Daniel Day-Lewis, but who knows. 

The toughest category for me to swallow is the supporting actor. I have no idea how to pick this. First of all Christoph Waltz was the victor between himself, Sam Jackson, and Leo DiCaprio from Django. All three were absolutely amazing, and deserve spots in this list, but in the end it seems only one would get it. As for the rest, I really love all of these actors. If DeNiro wins, despite not seeing the film, I would be ecstatic! Not long ago he had seemingly been written off as a washed up legend with no fuel left in his tank, and suddenly he re-emerges into the Academy spotlight. Arkin, Hoffman, and Jones are three actors I admire greatly. And having seem both ARGO and Lincoln, both Arkin and Jones deserve the win respectively. Plus Hoffman, is Hoffman, he could win for almost anything he appears in.

The best picture category this year, which has a strange amount with 9 picks, seems like every other year. They include all these nominees, but realistically it always comes down to 3 or 4 that really seem to stand a change. This year I strongly believe Lincoln, ARGO, Silver Linings, and Zero Dark Thirty are the only ones that stand a change. However, previous years have shown unexpected winners, so maybe this year will prove no different. Maybe Django Unchained will walk home with a golden statue... 

As for the rest, there are some yays and nays from my perspective, and more then a few "No ideas", but I will make a selection(highlighted in BLUE again), again like last year i will not pick who I THINK will win, but who I WANT to win, based purely on personal bias of course. And this year I will choose from all categories, why not?

Best Picture
"Django Unchained"
"Les Miserables"
"Life of Pi"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Zero Dark Thirty"
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Daniel Day-Lewis - "Lincoln"
Hugh Jackman - "Les Miserables"
Joaquin Phoenix - "The Master"
Denzel Washington - "Flight"

Actress in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain - "Zero Dark Thirty"
Jennifer Lawrence - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Emmanuelle Riva - "Amour"
Quvenzhané Wallis - "Beasts of Southern Wild"
Naomi Watts - "The Impossible"

Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin - "Argo"
Robert De Niro - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Philip Seymour Hoffman - "The Master"
Tommy Lee Jones - "Lincoln"
Christoph Waltz - "Django Unchained"

Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams - "The Master"
Sally Field - "Lincoln"
Anne Hathaway - "Les Miserables"
Helen Hunt - "The Sessions"
Jackie Weaver - "Silver Linings Playbook"

Animated Feature Film
"The Pirates! Band of Misfits"
"Wreck-It Ralph"

"Amour" - Michael Haneke
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" - Benh Zeitlin
"Life of Pi" - Ang Lee
"Lincoln" - Steven Spielberg
"Silver Linings Playbook" - David O. Russell

Writing - Original Screenplay
"Amour" - Michael Haneke
"Django Unchained" - Quentin Tarantino
"Flight" - John Gatins
"Moonrise Kingdom" - Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
"Zero Dark Thirty" - Mark Boal

Writing - Adapted Screenplay
"Argo" - Chris Terrio
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" - Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
"Life of Pi" - David Magee
"Lincoln" - Tony Kushner
"Silver Linings Playbook" - David O. Russell

Music - Original Song
"Before My Time" from "Chasing Ice," music and lyrics by J. Ralph
"Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from "Ted," music by Walter Murphy, lyrics by Seth MacFarlane
"Pi's Lullaby" from "Life of Pi," music by Mychael Danna, lyrics by Bombay Jayashri
"Skyfall" from "Skyfall," music and lyrics by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
"Suddenly" from "Les Miserables," music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Foreign Language Film(......really no idea)
"Amour" (Austria)
"Kon-Tiki" (Norway)
"No" (Chile)
"A Royal Affair" (Denmark)
"War Witch" (Canada)

"Anna Karenina"
"Django Unchained"
"Life of Pi"

Costume Design
"Anna Karenina"
"Les Miserables"
"Mirror Mirror"
"Snow White and the Huntsman"

Documentary - Feature
"5 Broken Cameras"
"The Gatekeepers"
"How to Survive a Plague"
"The Invisible War"
"Searching for Sugar Man"

Documentary - Short(no idea)
"Kings Point"
"Mondays at Racine"
"Open Heart"

Film Editing
"Life of Pi"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Makeup And Hairstyling
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
"Les Miserables"

Music - Original Score
"Anna Karenina"
"Life of Pi"

Production Design
"Anna Karenina"
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
"Les Miserables"
"Life of Pi"

Short Film - Animated( clue)
"Adam and Dog"
"Fresh Guacamole"
"Head over Heels"
"Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare'"

Short Film - Live Action( know the drill)
"Buzkashi Boys"
"Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)"

Sound Editing
"Django Unchained"
"Life of Pi"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Sound Mixing
"Les Miserables"
"Life of Pi"

Visual Effects
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
"Life of Pi"
"Marvel's The Avengers"
"Snow White and the Huntsman"

Friday, January 4, 2013

Films Watched in 2012

I never thought a simple(obsessive compulsive) list of movies I watched in a one year span would ever be something I might call "Popular Demand" . But, people have spoken, and due to popular demand, I have decided to share with you my ridiculous passion for recordeing everything I watch in a one year span, and give you a look into my strange movie watching world. So along with this random image of Franco Nero, I give you my list of films watched in 2012....


Watched in Theater:

(01/08) War Horse
(01/10) The Artist
(01/21) My Week With Marilyn
(02/15) To Kill a Mockingbird
(02/20) Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
(02/28) Chronicle  
(03/23) The Hunger Games
(03/31) John Carter
(04/07) Titanic
(04/18) Breakfast at Tiffanys
(05/01) American Wedding
(05/06) The Avengers
(05/11) The Avengers
(05/11) 21 Jump Street
(05/21) Dark Shadows
(06/02) Men in Black III
(06/05) Snow White
(06/12) Prometheus
(07/03) The Amazing Spider-man
(07/07) Ted
(07/20) The Dark Knight Rises
(07/22) The Dark Knight Rises
(07/26) The Dark Knight Rises
(08/05) Total Recall
(08/11) The Campaign
(08/18) Hope Springs
(09/07) Lawless
(09/22) Resident Evil Redemption
(09/29) Resident Evil Redemption
(10/16) ARGO
(11/02) Cloud Atlus
(11/23) Lincoln
(12/15) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
(12/26) Django Unchained
Watched at Home:

(01/01) Water  for Elephants (BD)
(01/01) The Help (BD)
(01/01) Hanna (BD)
(01/01) Cinderella Man (BD)
(01/01) Unbreakable (BD)
(01/03) Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (DVD)
(01/04) Inside Man (Netflix)
(01/04) Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (DVD) (Commentary)
(01/04) Mean Streets (DVD)
(01/04) The Tramp and the Dictator (BD)
(01/04) Contagion (Zune)
(01/04) Michael Clayton (BD)
(01/04) Fargo (Netflix)
(01/05) Taxi Driver (BD)
(01/05) Attack the Block (BD)
(01/05) 30 Minutes or Less (Zune)
(01/06) Robin Hood (BD)
(01/08) Food inc. (Netflix)
(01/09) After Hours (DVD)
(01/11) Rocky (BD)
(01/12) The Guard (Zune)
(01/13) The Adventures of Tin Tin
(01/13) Cowboys and Aliens (BD)
(01/15) Midnight in Paris
(01/16) The Deer Hunter (DVD)
(01/17) Goodfellas (BD)
(01/17) Cape Fear (DVD)
(01/17) Meet the Parents (Netflix)
(01/17) Hugo
(01/17) A Trip to the Moon (Youtube)
(01/18) Scarface (BD)
(01/18) The King of Comedy (DVD)
(01/18) The Aviator (BD) (Commentary)
(01/18) Catch Me if You Can (DVD)
(01/18) Lady Vengeance (BD)
(01/19) The Ides of March (BD)
(01/20) Fright Night (Zune)
(01/20) I Don’t Know How She Does it (Zune)
(01/20) Casino (BD)
(01/22) The Godfather (BD)
(01/22) The Godfather Part II (BD)
(01/22) The Godfather Part III (BD)
(01/22) Me and Orson Welles (DVD)
(01/23) Citizen Kane (BD)
(01/23) The Descendants
(01/23) The Best Movie Ever Sold (Netflix)
(01/24) The Tree of Life (Zune)
(01/24) Lost in Translation (DVD)
(01/24) 50/50 (BD)
(01/25) The Curious Case on Benjamin Button (BD)
(01/26) Moneyball (BD)
(01/26) Phonebooth (DVD)
(01/27) Oceans Eleven (BD)
(01/27) Oceans Twelve (BD)
(01/30) Rise of the Planet of the Apes (BD)
(01/31) The Mercenary
(01/31) Drive (BD)

(02/01) To Kill a Mockingbird (BD)
(02/02) Never Say Never (Netflix)
(02/02) The Karate Kid (BD)
(02/05) New York I Love You (DVD)
(02/05) The Notebook (BD)
(02/06) A Fistful of Dollars (BD)
(02/06) Kill Bill Vol. 1 (BD)
(02/06) Kill Bill Vol. 2 (BD)
(02/07) The Thing (DVD)
(02/07) The Thing 2011 (Zune)
(02/07) Once Upon a Time in the West (DVD)
(02/07) Philadelphia (DVD)
(02/07) Sleepless in Seattle (DVD)
(02/10) Anonymous (Zune)
(02/16) Rum Diary (DVD)
(02/17) Take Shelter (DVD)
(02/18) Batman Begins (BD)
(02/18) The Dark Knight (BD)
(02/20) Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones (DVD)
(02/22) Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith (DVD)
(02/25) Silent Hill (BD)
(02/26) Slumdog Millionaire (DVD)
(02/26) Just Like Heaven (TV)
(02/28) Hugo (BD)
(02/...) Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope (DVD)

(03/04) Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back (DVD)
(03/11) Marie Antoinette (DVD)
(03/11) Dear John (BD)
(03/16) Young Adult (Zune)
(03/18) Flight of the Navigator (DVD)
(03/22) The Muppets (BD)
(03/24) The Muppets (BD)

(04/01) The Muppets (BD)
(04/01) Avatar (BD)
(04/03) We Bought a Zoo (DVD)
(04/08) Alien (DVD)
(04/08) Aliens (DVD)
(04/10) Splash (DVD)
(04/10) Apollo 13(BD)
(04/12) Turner and Hooch (DVD)
(04/13) Bringing out the Dead (DVD)
(04/15) Independence Day (BD)
(04/15) The Iron Lady (BD)
(04/15) Larry Crowne (BD)
(04/17) Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (BD)
(04/21) You’ve Got Mail (DVD)
(04/22) Roman Holiday (DVD)
(04/29) Splash (DVD)

(05/02) American Pie (DVD)
(05/02) American Pie 2 (DVD)
(05/03) American Wedding (DVD)
(05/04) Rope (DVD)
(05/05) Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas (BD)
(05/08) The Incredible Hulk (BD)
(05/09) The Vow (BD)
(05/10) Iron Man (BD)
(05/12) Thor (BD)
(05/12) Captain America (BD)
(05/16) Sorcerer’s Apprentice (BD)
(05/16) Jurassic Park (BD)
(05/16) The Lost World: Jurassic Park (BD)
(05/17) Jurassic Park 3 (BD)
(05/20) Max Payne (BD)
(05/20) Man on Fire (DVD)
(05/21) Being Elmo (Netflix)
(05/22) Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Roderick Rules (Netflix)
(05/23) The Lady in Black (BD)
(05/25) King of Quarters (Netflix)
(05/25) King of Quarters (Netflix)
(05/28) Real Time (Netflix)
(05/29) We Need to Talk about Kevin (BD)

(06/11) Patriot Games (BD)
(06/16) Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows
(06/19) Ransom (BD)
(06/22) Indie Game the Movie
(06/22) Jeff, Who Lives at Home (DVD)
(06/22) Confessions of a Superhero (Netflix)
(06/24) Clear and Present Danger (DVD)
(06/26) The Sum of all Fears (DVD)
(06/30) Horrible Bosses

(07/01) Pleasentville (BD)
(07/03) Spider-man (BD)
(07/04) Spider-man 2 (BD)
(07/04) Spider-man 3 (BD)
(07/04) The Truman Show (DVD)
(07/05) Deliverance (BD)
(07/09) The Front Line (BD)
(07/10) Accident (DVD)
(07/10) Thirst (BD)
(07/10) Being Flynn (360)
(07/11) Poetry (Netflix)
(07/13) The Flowers of War (BD)
(07/14) Cyrus (Netflix)
(07/15) Due Date (BD)
(07/16) Poetry (Netflix)
(07/17) Secret Sunshine (BD)
(07/17) American Reunion (BD)
(07/18) Secret Reunion (BD)
(07/18) Casa de mi Padre (BD)
(07/19) Batman Begins (BD)
(07/23) The Dark Knight (BD)
(07/24) Batman Begins (BD)
(07/24) American Psycho (DVD)
(07/24) Following (Netflix)
(07/25) These Amazing Shadows (Netflix)
(07/25) Robocop (DVD)
(07/28) The Dark Knight (BD)
(07/29) Terminator Salvation (BD)
(07/29) Batman The Movie (DVD)
(07/31) Batman (BD)
(07/31) Batman Returns (DVD)
(07/31) The Terminator (BD)

(08/01) Catwoman
(08/01) Batman Forever (DVD)
(08/05) Total Recall (BD)
(08/05) Terminator 2: Judgement Day (BD)
(08/06) Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (BD)
(08/06) Man on a Ledge (BD)
(08/06) Warrior (BD)
(08/06) Minority Report (DVD)
(08/06) The Adjustment Bureau (BD)
(08/07) Red Heat (DVD)
(08/09) Alien vs Predator (BD)
(08/09) Cedar Rapids (Netflix)
(08/10) The Amityville Horror (DVD)
(08/10) Paranormal Activity 3 (BD)
(08/10) In Time (Netflix)
(08/13) Last Action Hero (BD)
(08/13) X-Men First Class (BD)
(08/16) X-Men (BD)
(08/17) Cocoon (BD)
(08/17) JAWS (BD)
(08/19) True Lies (DVD)
(08/19) Friday Night Lights (DVD)
(08/20) The Abyss (DVD)
(08/22) Yours, Mine and Ours (Netflix)
(08/23) The Dictator (BD)
(08/24) We Are Marshall (BD)
(08/25) The Forgotten (Netflix)
(08/27) Smokey and the Bandit (Netflix)
(08/28) Bernie (DVD)
(08/29) Smokey and the Bandit 2 (Netflx)

(09/01) Along Came a Spider (Netflix)
(09/01) The Mothman Prophies (Netflix)
(09/02) The Hunger Games (BD)
(09/03) Election (BD)
(09/03) My Kid Could Paint That (DVD)
(09/04) Honkytonk Man (DVD)
(09/04) Back to the Future (BD)
(09/05) Back to the Future Part III (BD)
(09/06) American Graffiti (BD)
(09/08) The Five Year Engagement (DVD)
(09/09) Stardust
(09/10) Sixteen Candles (Netflix)
(09/11) What to Expect When You’re Expecting (360)
(09/12) Breakfast Club (Netflix)
(09/12) Pretty in Pink (Netflix)
(09/12) Breakfast Club (Netflix)
(09/13) Don’t You Forget about Me (Netflix)
(09/13) 8 Mile (Netflix)
(09/23) Resident Evil (BD)
(09/25) The Avengers (BD)
(09/28) Resident Evil: Apocalypse (BD)

(10/01) Resident Evil Extinction (Netflix)
(10/02) The Cabin in the Woods (BD)
(10/03) Pet Sematary (Netflix)
(10/07) Fright Night 2011 (BD)
(10/07) Halloween 2007 (BD)
(10/08) Fright Night (Netflix)
(10/08) Night of the Living Dead (Crackle)
(10/09) The Raven (BD)
(10/11) Drag Me To Hell (BD)
(10/14) Halloween (BD)
(10/14) Halloween II (BD)
(10/19) Halloween 4 (BD)
(10/20) 28 Weeks Later (DVD)
(10/20) The Crazies (Netflix)
(10/21) Halloween 5 (BD)
(10/21) Scream (DVD)
(10/25) Halloween H20 (BD)
(10/28) Chernobyl Diaries (BD)
(10/28) Friday the 13th (DVD)
(10/28) Friday the 13th Part 2 (DVD)
(10/31) Candyman (DVD)
(10/31) Dracula (DVD)

(11/03) Seeking a Friend for  the End of the World (DVD)
(11/03) The Patriot (DVD)
(11/08) Braveheart (DVD)
(11/10) Babies (Netflix)
(11/10) Robin Hood (BD)
(11/17) Four Christmases (TV)
(11/21) Thin Ice (DVD)
(11/21) The Watch (BD)
(11/28) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (BD)
(11/29) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (BD)

(12/01) A Very Brady Christmas (TV)
(12/02) Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (BD)
(12/02) Jingle all the Way (DVD)
(12/06) A Christmas Story (BD)
(12/06) Christmas with the Kranks (Netflix)
(12/06) A Christmas Story (BD)
(12/07) The Santa Clause (BD)
(12/09) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (BD)
(12/14) Miracle on 34th Street (BD)
(12/15) The Dark Knight Rises (BD)
(12/16) It’s a Wonderful Life (BD)
(12/20) Die Hard (DVD)
(12/24) Christmas Vacation (BD)
(12/24) A Christmas Carol (BD)
(12/26) Reservoir Dogs (BD)
(12/27) Once Upon a Time in America (BD)
(12/28) The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (BD)
(12/28) In the Heat of the Night (DVD)
(12/28) True Grit (BD)
(12/29) The Magnificent Seven (BD)
Watched Elsewhere:

(01/28) Supergirl
(01/29) Aladdin
(01/29) Big (BD)
(01/29) Commando (BD)
(01/29) 17 Again (BD)
(02/04) Iron Man 2 (DVD)
(02/14) Batman & Robin (DVD)
(03/03) Chronicle
(03/30) E.T (DVD)
(03/20) Carnage (DVD)
(04/06) War Horse (DVD)
(04/14) A Night to Remember
(05/18) Nazis at the Centre of the Earth
(05/18) Goon
(06/20) Machine Gun Preacher
(07/02) Point Break (BD)
(09/14) Taxi Driver (iPad)
(09/18) Hugo (iPad)
(09/21) Beethoven (Netflix)
(09/22) Mr. Poppers Penguins (Netflix)
(10/07) A Dolphin Tale
(10/26) The Burbs (DVD)
(12/19) Elf (BD)
Total:  329
January Total: 65
February Total: 30
March Total: 12
April Total: 20
May Total: 30
June Total:  13
July Total: 38
August Total: 33
September Total: 28
October Total: 25
November Total: 12
December Total: 23
2007 Total: 388
2008 Total: 298
2009 Total: 315
2010 Total: 338
2011 Total: 310