Friday, February 27, 2015

#58: Citizenfour - MovieCount 2015

Intersting doc. Didn't learn anything I didn't already assume. I'm more impressed the government can actually pull off what was laid out in this film. I know a lot of people who have said a lot of extremely fucked up things about the government and our leaders, and I've never seen anyone so much as contacted over the vile, hateful, batshit comments I hear every single day - if the threat of government surveillance or lack of privacy is a concern, apparently it isn't a big deal to the so called evil empire.

Laura Poitras

Saturday, February 21, 2015

#53: RoboCop - MovieCount 2015

The rare occasion where I like the original and the reboot. Both stand alone.

José Padilha

#52: Super Duper Alice Cooper - MovieCount 2015

Son of a Preacher Man.

Super Duper Alice Cooper
Sam Dunn, Reginald Harkema, Scot McFadyen

Friday, February 20, 2015

#51: Hot Tub Time Machine 2 - MovieCount 2015

This movie is pretty bad. It's funny, sure, but it's still bad.

Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Steve Pink

Thursday, February 19, 2015

#50: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - MovieCount 2015

Better on the 2nd viewing, but still not great.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Adam McKay

Saturday, February 14, 2015

#44: Total Recall - MovieCount 2015

 The movie where Schwarzenegger murders Big Mark's Uncle Roy. #RIP

Total Recall
Paul Verhoeven

#43: The Big Lebowski - MovieCount 2015


The Big Lebowski
Joel & Ethan Coen

Friday, February 13, 2015

#42: Kingsman: The Secret Service - MovieCount 2015

Great homage to classic British spy movies with modern day super violence.

Kingsman: The Secret Service
Matthew Vaughn

Monday, February 09, 2015

#41: Big Hero 6 - MovieCount 2015

Beautiful vision of a world where science is unhindered.

Big Hero 6
Don Hall & Chris Williams

Sunday, February 08, 2015

#40: Edge of Tomorrow - MovieCount 2015

If it's Scientology that makes Tom Cruise sci-fi movies awesome, is that OK?

Edge of Tomorrow
Doug Liman

#39: Horns - MovieCount 2015

It's a comedy-horror-whodunit. Good movie.

Alexandre Aja

Saturday, February 07, 2015

#38: Jupiter Ascending - MovieCount 2015

This movie is completely bananas, and I loved it. Science fiction gold.

Jupiter Ascending
Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski

Sunday, January 25, 2015

#35: Hot Tub Time Machine - MovieCount 2015

John Cusack was never even asked to come back for the sequel. Kinda BS.

Hot Tub Time Machine
Steve Pink

#34: The Theory of Everything - MovieCount 2015

Wonderful movie. Light on science but full of heart.

The Theory of Everything
James Marsh

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

#32: Foxcatcher - MovieCount 2015

Good movie. I'd like to see a whole additional movie about all the other crazy-ass shit John du Pont did. Look him up. Crazy bastard. This movie is an interesting character study.

 Bennett Miller

Saturday, January 17, 2015

#31: Fletch - MovieCount 2015

The author of the Fletch novels had casting approval. He rejected both Mick Jagger & Burt Reynolds before deciding on Chevy Chase.

Michael Ritchie

#30: Boogie Nights - MovieCount 2015

Really, a great film about the importance of family.

Boogie Nights
Paul Thomas Anderson

Thursday, January 15, 2015

#29: The Fog - MovieCount 2015

The radio station in this movie was just terrible.

The Fog
John Carpenter

Monday, January 12, 2015

#28: Big Eyes - MovieCount 2015

Favorite movie of the year so far. When I hear the words "Big Eyes" I always think of the Cheap Trick song.

Big Eyes
Tim Burton

#27: Birdman - MovieCount 2015

Michael Keaton was GREAT. The two-hour-long digitally stitched together shot was unique and very cool. As for the rest of the movie; it was pretty good, but not GREAT.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Alejandro González Iñárritu

Sunday, January 11, 2015

#26: The Raid 2 - MovieCount 2015

More like, Body Count: The Movie. Some of the best, nastiest fight scenes ever.

The Raid 2: Berandal
Gareth Evans

#25: Shut Up and Play the Hits - MovieCount 2015

The documentary parts with James Murphy aren't that great, save for the last scene -- but the final LCD Soundsystem concert is outstanding.

Shut Up and Play the Hits
Will Lovelace & Dylan Southern

#24: The Babadook - MovieCount 2015

This movie is fuuuuuucking crazy. Excellent horror flick.

The Babadook
Jennifer Kent

#23: A Fantastic Fear of Everything - MovieCount 2015

Fantastically odd little movie.

A Fantastic Fear of Everything
Crispian Mills & Chris Hopewell

Saturday, January 10, 2015

#22: Neil Young: Heart of Gold - MovieCount 2015

Heart of Gold is also the name of my favorite movie spaceship.

Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Jonathan Demme

#21: Selma - MovieCount 2015

I will never understand racists. Unfortunately most people today are ignorant of how racism shaped our world. Great Movie.

Ava DuVernay

#20: Predestination - MovieCount 2015

This movie is effing crazy insane. A definite must-see.

Michael & Peter Spierig

Friday, January 09, 2015

#19: Inherent Vice - MovieCount 2015

Disappointingly, my least favorite Paul Thomas Anderson film.

Inherent Vice
Paul Thomas Anderson

Thursday, January 08, 2015

#18: Mean Girls - MovieCount 2015

Great cast. Lohan was really cute in this movie.

Mean Girls
Mark Waters

#17: The Imitation Game - MovieCount 2015

Good, not great, movie about the most unsung hero of the 20th century.

The Imitation Game
Morten Tyldum

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

#15: The Devil's Advocate - MovieCount 2015

Al Pacino absolutely owns his role as The Devil.

The Devil's Advocate
Taylor Hackford

Monday, January 05, 2015

#14: Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued - MovieCount 2015

Making some amazing music with old uncovered Dylan lyrics.

Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued
Sam Jones

#13: To Be Takei - MovieCount 2015

Entertaining & inspirational documentary about the life of George Takei. 

To Be Takei
 Jennifer M. Kroot

#12: Burn After Reading - MovieCount 2015

The Coen brothers art of spiraling out of control for no good reason.

Burn After Reading
Joel & Ethan Coen

Sunday, January 04, 2015

#11: The Day - MovieCount 2015

Sort of like Cormac McCarthy's The Road, but not good.

The Day
Douglas Aarniokoski

#10: Escape from New York - MovieCount 2015

More like Escape from St. Louis, where they filmed it.

Escape from New York
John Carpenter