Monday, November 12, 2012


1. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
2. Memento
3. Zodiac
4. Amelie
5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
6. Gone Baby Gone
7. The Bourne Identity
8. Little Miss Sunshine
9. The 40-Year-Old Virgin
10. The Royal Tenenbaums
11. 500 Days of Summer
12. Shattered Glass
13. Juno
14. Garden State
15. Closer
16. Munich
17. Role Models
18. Kill Bill 2
19. Doubt
20. No Country For Old Men
21. The Last King of Scotland
22. The Others
23. The Dark Knight
24. Best in Show
25. X2
26. Ocean's Eleven
27. I, Robot
28. School of Rock
29. Mean Girls
30. Saved!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Top 10 Movies Everrrr

Just to have it on the blog too... my list of the top 10 movies ever according to my own humble, ill-informed opinion:

1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. Pulp Fiction
3. Annie Hall
4. Fight Club
5. Rear Window
6. Silence of the Lambs
7. The Shining
8. Amelie
9. Fargo
10. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Direct from the Gorges

I've seen a few movies recently --finally!-- and it's finally summer. So here goes:

HUNGER GAMES: While this was entertaining, I think it was a serious miss in terms of character development and in the fact that it de-emphasized the violence and class differences portrayed in the books which to me was what made the story at all interesting.

THE FIFTH ELEMENT: Awesome! How had I not seen this before?

DISTRICT 9: I realllllly liked this. Did any of you? I'm sure you've already had a discussion about it - I'm a little behind the times. I loved the documentary style of this. The CGI left something to be desired. But I loved the apartheid parallel here, it was pretty powerful to me. Also, I thought the ending was fantastic. I'd put money on the fact that you guys disagree.

CADDY SHACK: Yes, I just saw this for the first time. Hilarious. What more can be said?

BLUES BROTHERS: I loved the musical performances in this. Everything else I could do without.

THE LAST WALTZ: Loved it. But it was a band documentary/concert, what can you really say?

A NYMPHOID BARBARIAN IN DINOSAUR HELL: This was... indescribable? Not porn. Which was kind of disappointing to be honest. I watched it with some friends. It was absolutely horrible. It's a Troma film, which didn't mean anything to me but probably means something to you guys. Definitely could have used more sex, is all I'm saying.

And a few documentaries... PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES (interesting... David Carr is insane); DOCTORS' DIARIES (I really liked this, it followed people from the beginning of medical school to like 10 or 20 years after or something to see what they ended up doing with their lives); AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The GREELY EXPEDITION (yikes... cannibalism); AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: LBJ (one of the best and most depressing and most touching things I've ever watched).

I also rewatched THE OTHERS (still love it) BRIDESMAIDS (still liked it, sorry Brandon), ZODIAC (still fantastic), DEAD POETS' SOCIETY (still makes me cry) and FOLLOWING (sorry guys).

I have quite a few of your posts to catch up on...

Friday, January 13, 2012

Top 10 Woody Allen Films

1. Annie Hall
2. Annie Hall
3. Annie Hall
4. Annie Hall
5. Annie Hall
6. Annie Hall
7. Annie Hall
8. Annie Hall
9. Annie Hall
10. Annie Hall

I love Woody Allen, but I especially love Annie Hall. I don't think it's overrated, and I hate when people disparage it. (I have heard people say it's overrated or too much of a romcom or something. Fuck off.) And so to show my support, I have made my top 10 list. All of his other movies that I've seen get an honorable mention, with special prominence given to Manhattan and Hannah & Her Sisters. I haven't seen one I don't like yet. (Although Melinda & Melinda is not one I'd probably watch again.) I keep coercing people into watching Match Point. I don't know why anyone hates on that one either. Anyway, there you have it.

In a race against time to finish a lit review tonight. After that I will post more. Although there's no keeping up with all of your Facebook posts! Jeez. :)

Ben - after I finish this lit review I'm playing Settlers of Catan with some friends. Thought you'd appreciate that!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

We are marshall

Hey yo, just procrastinating from writing a paper. Sorry, a little off-topic, but I forgot that I watched WE ARE MARSHALL the other night. It was just ok I thought. Pretty much your basic sports underdog story, based on a true story. The whole thing looked like an Instagram photo. I guess that was kind of cool. But I was kind of wavering on the movie the whole way through, and then a sappy montage at the end just put it over the top for me. Even though I'm not really into sports, I can get into a good sports movie/show... but this one was not my favorite. It made me want to watch some Friday Night Lights. I think Matthew McConaughey gave a good performance though. But need I say it? Shoulda been the Gos.


Self-indulgent and pretentious!!... Adrienne you rock. A similar reaction from me did almost get me kicked out of this Malick-obsessed film club -- but don't worry, they never officially pulled the plug. (However, they have threatened to throw me in the gorges in Ithaca... fair warning in case you ever make the trip to see something with them at Cinemapolis.)

I've been loving all of your lists. Hopefully I'll have some time to respond soon. I think I'm going to do the same type of 2011 list Adrienne did. You guys know it's always hard for me to rank things in a top 10... these kinds of categories might work better for me. It's going to be a little while though, because I have big stuff due tomorrow and Friday. Maybe this weekend. Although there are a LOT of 2011 films I haven't seen... so I might try to watch a few more before I do it.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


-I have really loved reading everyone's 2011 year-in-review posts. :) You guys are the greatest.
-I still haven't seen DRIVE. Ben I liked your comment about the film version of a Chuck P. novel. I have to say I am a fan of the two I've seen (FIGHT CLUB and CHOKE)... but if you meant the novels themselves, I would have to agree. ;) But either way it was a great comment, it made me laugh.
-I'm still getting used to the whole capitalizing movies thing, but I promise I will get the hang of it in 2012.