Movie Record: 2019 Edition!!
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    Gonna record ALLLLLL the movies I watch here this year but with a tiny twist, only one sentence max of 12 word reviews and a score out of 10. That’s it. No idea how many movies I watch a year and somehow manage to forget which ones I have watched. Don’t have to be newly watched or anything, gonna record everything aside from if I’ve already watched them within this calendar year, may just edit the existing review with a x2 indicator or something.

    I think this might be fun, happy to keep a record too in future years!
  • MINES! Really sad to say I’ve not watched any so far as binging on X-Files since the beginning and Heroes!

    1. Halloween 1978- Still tense, if aged but still enjoyable! Myers is also still terrifying. 7/10
    2. In order of Disappearance - Black comedy, good but not great, would recommend though. But foreign, unfortunately. 7/10
    3. Some Like It Hot - And some like it old, obvious, badly acted, but jolly good fun. 6/10
    4. Prometheus - Does exactly what I want everytime. Sends me to sleep on nights. 4/10
    5. The Running Man - Just never gets old, I wish this world was real. I’d play!!! 8/10
    6. Bohemian Rhapsody - Not really a Queen fan, but...made for a great movie. 7/10
    7. Gangs of New York - Odd casting, should’ve been a musical, aged badly, yet still, decent watch. 7/10
    8. Predator - Just unbeatable, simply the best, almost too good, too perfect, every time. 10/10
    9. Die Hard - Perfect Perfect Perfect Perfect Perfect Perfect Perfect Perfect Perfect Perfect Perfect Perfect. 10/10
    10. Avengers: Infinity War - May be girly, but even cried on the plane watching this. Awesome. 10/10
    11. Deadpool 2 - Still prefer this sequel, awesome with perfect comedy timing and aces characters. 9/10
    12. The Predator - Fun again, no idea why they over complicated it. But fun. 6/10
    13. Beetleguise - Keaton at his best with a great cast and aces movie. ACES! 9/10
    14. Venom - Always enjoyable, but Marvel would of made it 10 times better. 7/10
    15. Solo - Love this as well as Rogue One, SW at its best for me. 9/10
    16. Avengers Assemble - Has aged but STILL, what-a ride. Marvel at some of its best. 9/10
    17. Aquaman - Oh that was bad, like bad bad. Story? Casting? CGI? Alllllll baddddddd. 5/10
    18. Avengers Age of Ultron - Hasn't aged. Just awesome, could have a Marvel day and be happy. 9/10
    19. Night at the Museum - Couldn’t be less like the real Museum but super duper silly fun. 6/10
    20. Night at the Museum 2 - More silly fun but dudes life escalated quick! Amy Adams too...mmmm. 6/10
    21. Night at the Museum 3 - MOAR silly fun but even more with some added totes emosh. 6/10
    22. Happy DeathDay! - Silly Groundhog Day alike with a good dose of crappy fun, enjoyable!
    23. Creed 2 - Loved Creed, bigger shinier sequel proved an aces emotional rollercoaster for me! 7/10
    24. Can you ever forgive me? - Great little film, great performances and interesting if irritable watching. 7/10
    25. Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse - Am I mad? Thinking this is one of the best movies ever? 10/10
    26. The Equaliser 2 - Good film, not great, but good. Felt more like a third film. 6.5/10
    27. The Game - Still amazing, always with a sense of intrigue, excitement and wonder. 8.5/10
    28. The Mist - Number of lists suggested this was good. They lied. It was bad. 5/10
    29. Captain Marvel - Top Tier Marvel. Sci-Fi aceness that got better and better. Awesome stuff. 8.5/10
    30. National Treasure - Watchable but not necessarily very enjoyable. Good Sunday fun movie. 6/10
    31. National Treasure 2 - Watchable, slightly less enjoyable than the first. Half decent Sunday sleepy movie. 5.5/10
  • Great idea. In.

    1. The Martian
    Bog standard but decent enough, end rescue attempt the only stand out.
    [7]
  • 06/01
    Layer Cake
    Hadn't seen before. After a shaky start it turned into a decent crime caper. ***

    05/02
    Widows
    Brilliantly shot. Interesting themes. Needed more time to develop the plot and characters. ****

    06/02
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    The direction is a bit flat, but the source material makes it a great watch. ****

    08/02
    The Girl in the Spider's Web
    Absurdly far-fetched, but still a tight and watchable action thriller. ***

    09/02
    Boy Erased
    Christian fundamentalist gay correction drama. A solid take on an interesting subject. ***

    15/02
    The Favourite
    Yeah, that was great. Grim, funny, critical. And brilliantly acted and directed. *****

    16/02
    Green Book
    Ticks all the Oscar bait boxes, but it's very well made and entertaining. ****

    22/02
    Overlord
    I enjoyed that. A very well executed zombie Nazi action flick. ****

    09/03
    Vice
    Brilliantly written, directed and acted, but there's no room for subtlety. ****

    16/03
    Triple Frontier
    Sufficiently interesting/exciting, but a bit meandering, criminal capers with sad ex-army men. ***
  • JonB wrote:
    Yes. Maybe. Not sure I should admit some of the crap I watch.

    DO IT! We’re not here to judge...but we will...
  • Aye sure.

    I won't do orders cos I can't remember, but so far I know I've watched at least these: 
    I score out of 5 (sorry) and I'll maybe add reviews later.

    Ghost Stories - ***
    Supernatural anthology with a venomous sting. Has one too many twists for its own good.  

    Bird Box -**
    Underwhelming post-apoc film that tediously focuses on post rather than the apoc.

    CAM - ****
    Lynchian dive into an abyss of sex work and identity. One for the iPhone generation. 

    Nocturnal Animals - ***
    Sleazy thriller that's up to no good. Falls short of a gut punch.

    Shin Godzilla - ***
    Bureaucrat and the legacy of Fukushima collide in a Kaiju love letter - replete with silly SFX.

    Gone Girl - ****
    David Fincher prooves he's the don of the last 20 years with this unctuous thriller.

    Being John Malkovich - ****
    Kaufman takes on the notorious creeps puppeteers, second only to Mimes as the worst artists alive.

    You Were Never Really here - *****
    Lynne Ramsay is the greatest.

    First Reformed - ****
    Paul Schrader's film about a priest losing faith is as brutal as it is beautiful.

    Ali: Fear Eats the Soul - ****
    German melodrama. Romance blossoms between an old widower and a young immigrant, but people's prejudices can't help but get in the way.

    Terrified (Aterrados) - ***
    Argentinian horror film that cuts to the chase and is a real fun haunted time.

    Mandy - **
    Another admirable swing and a miss from Cosmatos for me.
  • Cam
    Nice concept, forgot the fundamentals. Gets a point for accuracy  and production.
    [2]

    Venom
    Tom Hardy can't save this fun but flawed my-first action horror.
    [6]

    The Old Man and the Gun
    Warm, gentle film despite subject. A fitting send off to Robert Redford.
    [7]

    T2: Trainspotting
    Not a great story but happy to spending time with brilliant characters.
    [7]

    Ant Man and The Wasp
    Playful use of powers in CG. Evangeline Lilly. Evangeline Lilly. Evangeline Lilly.
    [8]

    Wall Street
    It's got a 2 inch screen. We're entering a new world Bud.
    [9]

    A Few Good Men
    Cruise versus Nicholson, goosebumps, one of the best scenes in Hollywood history.
    [9]

    Halloween (2018)
    Early promise of fresh slasher sequel sadly ends up treadin old ground.
    [6]

    Ill Manors
    Excellent musical, poetic narration ties together interweaving story in London underbelly. Dark!
    [8]

    Gummo
    Weird as fuck journey through the land of white trash. Eminem stars?
    [8]

    Aquaman
    The money, the work, the endeavour wasted on this movie.
    Why?
    WHY?
    [1]
  • I don’t think there’s any way I’ll keep this up through the year, but you never know …

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
    Godawful charisma-free and unnecessary continuation of the franchise.

    Pitch Perfect 3
    They really should have stopped after the first (great) fun movie – the second was too daft and this is ridiculous.

    Ant-Man and The Wasp
    Bog-average superhero fare with a few laughs but no real substance – best bit was the post-credits tie-in with Avengers.

    The Post
    Slow to start, but grows into a powerhouse of a ‘true story’ thriller.

    The Holiday
    Probably my favourite Christmas movie, it’s a fluffy cosy blanket of a flick.

    La La Land
    Still glorious, but not as magical as the first time you watch it.

    Mary Poppins Returns
    Unexpectedly good sequel/rehash that actually stands up to the original.

    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
    Was this a movie? Promising attempt at interactive fiction which squandered its potential on hokey endings.

    Graphic Means
    Documentary on the transition from pre- to post-digital graphic design – taught me nothing new but was fun to watch.

    Brexit:The Uncivil War
    Using caricatures to explain the tactics behind Vote Leave’s Brexit campaign. Futile but interesting.

    The Commuter
    Serviceable daft action thriller. Liam Neeson on a train. Better than expected.

    Our Kind of Traitor
    Serviceable John le Carre thriller. McGregor is wooden but Skarsgård puts in a good turn.

    King of Thieves
    Proper little heist movie where Jim Broadbent is surprisingly nasty. Good, not great.

    Crazy Rich Asians
    Basically a higher budget, slicker, better written Hallmark romance. Trashy fun.

    A Star is Born
    Gaga’s voice + Matty Libatique’s cinematography gave me goosebumps again, just like in the cinema.

    Captain Marvel
    Fast-paced ’90s nostalgia-fest that feels more sci-fi than superhero. Simple fun.

    Bohemian Rhapsody
    Not fit to shine Freddie’s shoes. Embarrassingly squeaky clean entertainment for Mums everywhere.

    Ghost in the Shell
    Weak remake. Waste of Scarlett Johansson. Also, too dark – like, literally muddy and hard to see.
  • Good idea but I use Letterboxd for this.
    Let's go exploring....
  • Good idea.

    I have a few-

    SkyScraper- it’s Die Hard with The Rock. Loved it. [8]

    Ant Man & The Wasp - it’s fun, silly and Paul Rudd is his always likeable self. Enjoyed. [8]

    The Predator - I had fun with this, not brilliant but a perfectly fine way to waste an afternoon. [7]

    Alien Covenant - Liked it. Better than Alien 3 but worse than Aliens and better than Prometheus (although I liked that) [6]

    The Meg - it’s Jason Statham fighting a massive shark. Loved it! [8]

    Mission Impossible Fallout - I love the MI series and this is the best one by far. Incredible action scenes and Tom Cruise doing Maximum Cruise (to borrow a Gman phrase) [10]
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    Spider man into the spider verse - 4 stars
    The favourite - 5 stars
    Bandersnatch - 1 1/2 stars
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    Spider man into the spider verse - 4 stars
    The favourite - 5 stars
    Bandersnatch - 1 1/2 stars

    So The Favourite is your favourite on this list?
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    I'ma gonna stick with what i've done in previous years and shove it in the 52 games thread cos I can't cope with multiple threads
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    The Predator - Tribute, parody or serious movie, misses every mark, straddles wrong divides [5]
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  • 5/10? I’d still watch a 5.
    I quite enjoyed it, wasn’t great but had fun with it
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    True, as a mindless Cameron/Bay type film it was fine, but it kept trying to be earnest, then dropping the ball. Maybe it's my love of hammer, giallo, and b-movies in general but if you're gonna be bad be proper bad
    "I spent years thinking Yorke was legit Downs-ish disabled and could only achieve lucidity through song" - Mr B
  • Yea I didn’t take it as anything more than a silly over the top action movie, a throwback to what a loved about the 80’s and early 90’s.
    It failed of course but at least it had some fun doing it
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  • Ended up browsing on Prime tonight and decided to watch Layer Cake, as we hadn't seen it before. So that, surprisingly, is my first film of the year.
  • Good movie is Layer Cake.
  • Good enough, yeah. The beginning felt very dated and I wasn't expecting much, but it was fine once it got going.
  • I'll try this. Tend to watch stuff on and off without really recording it. Just need to remember what I've watched since the turn of the year.

    Ready Player One
    Didn't enjoy as much as I hoped I would, entertaining though. 7

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    Brilliant from start to finish, so many stand out performances. 9.5

    Icarus
    Netflix doping doc, gripping, amazing and revelatory. 9

    Split
    Fairly good thriller. James McAvoy superb, all 24 of him. 7.5

    Source Code
    Nifty, pacy and enjoyable Gyllenhaal groundhog techno thriller. 8

    FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
    Festival fuck up doc. From frying pan to the fyre. 8

    Good Time
    R-Patz doesn't suck in stylish bro crime caper. 8

    Seven Psychopaths
    Entertaining star studded pooch flavoured black comedy caper. 7.5

    Caddyshack
    Chase and Dangerfield tee off in tittersome 80s golfing comedy. 6

    A Perfect Day
    Aid worker Del Toro leads in good Balkan War tale. 7.5

    John Wick
    Keanu kicks ass in stylish, dog/car/wife revenge thriller. 8

    The Shape of Water
    Quirky, touching, Guillermo del Toro creature feature. 7.5

    John Wick 2
    Keanu kicks more ass in stylish, delayed retirement thriller. 8

    Nocturnal Animals
    Engaging and stylish, novel within a film, noir thriller. 8

    Ride Along
    Rubbish, if mildly diverting, Cube and Hart buddy cop movie. 5.5

    A Quiet Place
    Gripping, tense, nervy thriller. The silence is deafening. Brilliant. 9

    Boyz N The Hood
    Highly charged, classic LA hood movie. Still got it. 8.5

    American Made
    Enjoyable adventure, Cruise entertains as a drugs/gun running pilot. 7.5

    Triple Frontier
    Ghost Recon: Wildlands meets The Million Pound Drop. Not bad. 7

    Marauders
    Bang average heist thriller. Inoffensive but unenthralling. 6
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    Bird Box - Enjoyable twist on zombie thrillers, where no-one sees any zombies. 7
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    Luxury! I've been reviewing three films at a time on Twitter for a few years now which generally leaves between two to four words per review. Admittedly, I could have gone longer after Twitter increased the character limit, but I decided to use it to add IMDb links and star ratings to make the Tweets more visual.
  • Nice idea.

    I, Tonya: The best film about a U.S figure skating rivalry since Blades of Glory. 7/10

    The Favourite: Darkly funny and slightly unsettling historical oddity, skewering the grotesque machinations of the upper classes in 18th Century England. 8/10

    Shin Godzilla: Godzilla is a big nuclear lizard and an even bigger political allegory for post-Fukushima Japan, but dodgy VFX and the fact that most of the action takes place in identical boardrooms leave him looking disappointingly bloated. 5/10

    The Post: A fine, if schmalzy, ode to the importance of a free press, that also serves as a workable prequel to All The Presidents' Men. Features some cool shots of printing presses in action. 7/10

    Mary, Queen of Scots: Opulent and theatrical period piece that is so boring it ends up feeling about twice as long as it actually is. 5/10 

    Jumanji (1995): Even after two bottles of wine, it's safe to say I preferred this when I was seven. 4/10
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    Yardie - In it's time, good fun, too much tell not enough show [7]
    "I spent years thinking Yorke was legit Downs-ish disabled and could only achieve lucidity through song" - Mr B
  • I'm already struggling to remember what stuff was definitely this year, but so far...

    The Favourite - Dark, funny, gloriously sweary and anachronistic.  Worth it for the leads alone. (9)

    Happy Death Day - Deeply stupid horror version of Groundhog Day. Manages a few good moments. (5)
  • Venom
    Tom Hardy can't save this fun but flawed my-first action horror.
    [6]
  • 1. How to Train Your Dragon 3 - 3/2/19 - [4]
    2. Alien - 9/3/19 - [10]
    3. Aliens - 9/3/19 - [8]
    4. Captain Marvel - 10/3/19 - [7]
    "But enough talk. HAVE AT YOU!"
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    Hackers - Jolie fuck yes JL-Miller cumface 4/5

    Tremors - The best, around 6/5

    The Favourite -  Cunt cunt filth cunt ACTING 5/5

    Predator - Homoerotic fabulousness 5/5

    Aterrados - Foreign paranormal okayness 3/5

    Contact - Arrival before arrival 4/5

    The General - Brendan Gleeson sepia shitshow 2/5
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