Alex's Abode
Much like my book list, I have decided to make note of all the movies I watch. Again like the book list, I will not include movies I have seen prior. The ratings are honest, the comments are for fun. Note that I am switching to an out-of-five system to more closely match Netflix's rating system. I will allow decimals on here for better control when two movies are, say, a three but one is definitely a bit better than the other. I will hopefully get back and change the old ratings when I have time. The 100 point scale is a little too granular and I always ended up using the school scale (which only uses a portion of the range) instead of the full scale as intended, so I think the change is for the best. Note that I find rating movies pretty hard. I treat movies different, for example I expect more of a thriller or mystery than I do of an action movie (which can range from cheesy or balls-to-the-wall shoot-em-ups). Horror movies probably should have their own scale because a good horror movie is most likely going to be bad in terms of filmography. Overall though, I value story and plot followed by interesting characters. Good directing or acting (though appreciated) will not get something bad in those categories a good overall rating, for example.
The Boyd Theater
  1. The Prestige - 09/01/2007 - 9/10 - It's a trick!
  2. Fletch - 09/08/2007 - 8/10
  3. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone - 09/12/2007 - 8/10
  4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - 09/13/2007 - 8/10
  5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - 09/14/2007 - 8/10
  6. Live Free or Die Hard - 09/15/2007 - 7/10 - After 4 movies I'm still not sure how to "die hard"
  7. The Fountain - 09/16/2007 - 8/10 - Amazing score, shame "the fountain" really is a freaking tree.
  8. Brick - 09/20/2007 - 1/10 - Watch a real brick for 2 hours instead of this one.
  9. Lost in Translation - 09/21/2007 - 9/10 - Solid throughout, ending is amazing.
  10. Batman Begins - 09/22/2007 - 8/10 - Begins kicking ass!
  11. Memento - 10/02/2007 - 9/10 - I don't remember.
  12. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - 10/06/2007 - 8/10
  13. Snatch - 10/07/2007 - 5/10 - Did this have a point?
  14. 1408 - 10/10/2007 - 6/10 - Stephen King should learn how to finish a book.
  15. Pursuit of Happyness - 10/14/2007 - 7.5/10 - He sure got far not knowing how to spell 'happyness' properly.
  16. Crash - 10/??/2007 - 9/10
  17. Last King of Scotland - 10/??/2007 - 7/10 - Forest Whitaker gives an amazing performance
  18. Dan in Real Life - 10/27/2007 - 7/10 - Wait, was this a reality show?
  19. Stigmata - 10/29/2007 - 6/10
  20. Jurassic Park - 11/05/2007 - 8/10 - Still good
  21. (Rob Zombie's) Halloween - 11/05/2007 - 7/10 - Ahhh gratuitous nudity.
  22. The Painted Veil - 11/09/2007 - 7.5/10 - Sorely disappointed, didn't see a SINGLE painted veil.
  23. Sweet Land - 11/10/2007 - 8.5/10 - Great score but I fail to see how fields of wheat are so sweet (maybe there was a corn field near by that corn syrup was coming from?).
  24. Into the Wild - 11/16/2007 - 9/10 - What's with all these disillusoined rich kids?
  25. The Science of Sleep - 11/17/2007 - 6/10 - Liars! This is no documentary on sleep!
  26. The Exorcism of Emily Rose - 11/18/2007 - 8/10
  27. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone - 11/22/2007
  28. No Country for Old Men - 11/23/2007 - 7/10 - Not a senior citizen center in sight, what a rip!
  29. Syriana - 11/24/2007 - 7/10 - Reminded me of Babel: lots of plot but little glue.
  30. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - 11/25/2007 - 9/10 -I can't believe those honest men got hoodwinked!
  31. Three Kings - 11/30/2007 - 8/10 - Kings with very little money apparently!
  32. Black Sheep (2007 from NZ) - 12/11/2007 - 7/10 - I'm beginning to think movie titles having nothing to do with the movie. Plenty of sheep, none black!
  33. I am Legend (2007) - 12/14/2007 - 7/10 - Legendarily stubborn...
  34. Leap of Faith - 12/18/2007 - 7/10
  35. Die Harder - 12/22/2007 - 7/10
  36. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - 12/27/2007 - 8/10
  37. Ocean's Thirteen - 12/25/2007 - 7/10 - The more the unmerrier!
  38. The Edge - 12/27/2007 - 9/10 - A great documentary on the history of the edge!
  39. The Golden Compass - 12/28/2007 - 8/10 - NOT anti-religious...
  40. Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horrors - 12/28/2007 - 5/10 - Such potential wasted!
  41. The Gift - 12/29/2007 - 7/10
  42. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - 12/30/2007 - 9/10
  43. National Treasure: Book of Secrets - 12/31/2007 - 7/10
  44. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - 01/05/2008 - 7/10
  45. Doll Graveyard - 01/05/2008 - 5/10 - Ending was LAME
  46. The Simpsons Movie - 01/10/2008 - 9/10
  47. The Orphanage - 01/12/2008 - 9/10
  48. The Kingdom - 01/12/2008 - 8/10 - Was I in for a surprise, I thought this was a religious film...
  49. Underdog - 01/13/2008 - 7.5/10
  50. Resident Evil: Apocalypse - 01/13/2008 - 6.5/10
  51. Ratatoille - 01/15/2008 - 9/10 - The rats in my kitchen don't cook...
  52. Bourne Ultimatum - 01/17/2008 - 9/10
  53. The Good German - 01/19/2008 - 5/10 - Great style, atmosphere, mood, etc. but letdown on plot.
  54. Cloverfield - 01/19/2008 - 8/10 - New York has NEVER had a cloverfield. I think the moral of the story is our power grid is amazingly tough.
  55. 3:10 to Yuma - 01/22/2008 - 8.5/10
  56. Capricorn One - 01/23/2008 - 6/10
  57. A Few Good Men - 02/01/2008 - 8/10
  58. Wall Street - 02/09/2008 - 7/10
  59. LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring - 02/15/2008
  60. Vantage Point - 02/22/2008 - 7/10 - Should be called "see the same explosion ten times!"
  61. Gone Baby Gone - 02/27/2008 - 8/10 - Don't gone baby gone until you get to the second half
  62. Michael Clayton - 02/28/2008 - 7/10
  63. The Brave One - 02/29/2008 - 6/10 - Ambushing is NOT brave
  64. Second-hand Lions - 03/02/2008 - 8/10 - They need to understand singular versus plural
  65. Little Miss Sunshine - 03/03/2008 - 9/10 - Better every time
  66. One Missed Call - 03/05/2008 - 2/10 - Ugh
  67. Candy Stripers - 03/06/2008 - 3/10 - Candy STRIPPERS are the only thing that could save this one
  68. Commanche Moon - 03/07/2008 - 8/10 - Not a lot of moons but a good western
  69. Hitman - 03/14/2008 - 6/10 - Eh
  70. King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters - 03/20/2008 - 8/10 - I saw no fists, quarters, or fists full of quarters.
  71. Once - 03/23/2008 - 9/10 - A musical that isn't ludicrous!
  72. American Pastime - 03/30/2008 - 8/10
  73. To have and to have not - 04/13/2008 - 8/10
  74. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind - 04/19/2008 - 7/10
  75. Wargames - 04/22/2008 - 7/10
  76. Grand Illusion - 04/25/2008 - 9.5/10 - I didn't see any illusions, but I did see one amazing movie.
  77. Iron Man - 05/01/2008 - 7/10
  78. Forgetting Sarah Marshall - 05/07/2008 - 8.5/10
  79. The Ruins - 05/19/2008 - 2/10 - This movie should be left in ruins
  80. Prom Night - 05/27/2008 - 5/10 - Just like real prom night: a few good one liners but lame overall
  81. We Own the Night - 05/29/2008 - 7/10 - Owns a big pile of average.
  82. Charlie Wilson's War - 06/01/2008 - 6/10 - Even a war can't save this one.
  83. Box of Moonlight - 06/02/2008 - 7.5/10 - Interesting
  84. Weird Science - 06/05/2008 - 7/10 - Average 80s fare
  85. There Will Be Blood - 06/09/2008 - 7/10 - No there won't. Day-Lewis = Awesome
  86. Wall-E - 06/30/2008 - 9/10 - It's like Short Circuit with better visuals! Insta-nerd-classic.
  87. The Spanish Prisoner - 07/06/2008 - 6/10 - Sadly no Prisoner's Dilemma
  88. The Darjeeling Limited - 07/09/2008 - 6/10 - The train went somewhere, but did the movie?
  89. The Bank Job - 07/10/2008 - 7/10 - Talk about dumb criminals!
  90. High Fidelity - 07/11/2008 - 8/10 - Music nerd nirvana, though they may not understand the relationship parts.
  91. Hellboy II - 07/12/2008 - 6/10 - Why oh why was there a second one?
  92. The Dark Knight - 07/20/2008 - 9/10 - Batman was in this movie?
  93. Gosford Park - 07/2?/2008 - 6/10 - Maybe I need to watch it again...
  94. About a Boy - 07/31/2008 - 8/10 - Which boy is it about?
  95. Appleseed: Ex Machina - 08/05/2008 - 7/10 - Worth it for the style
  96. American Psycho - 08/05/2008 - 9/10 - Damn
  97. Flags of our Fathers - 08/11/2008 - 8/10 - Falters out of gate but comes back strong to the finish. The lesser companion to Letters from Iwo Jima.
  98. Key Largo - 08/13/2008 - 7.5/10 - Gangsters... IN THE KEYS?!
  99. The Kite Runner - 08/23/2008 - 8.5/10 - For once a movie with a relevant title!
  100. The Untouchables - 08/24/2008 - 8.5/10 - They all got touched. Many times.
  101. Dirty Harry - 09/04/2008 - 7/10 - He's dirty alright
  102. Bad News Bears - 09/04/2008 - 8/10 - Liquor in beer + Matthau = gold
  103. Burn after Reading - 09/13/2008 - 8.5/10 - DVDs don't burn very well
  104. Be Kind Rewind - 09/15/2008 - 8.5/10 - Perhaps if they weren't so bossy with the store name they'd do better.
  105. 88 Minutes - 09/19/2008 - 5/10 - If the movie HAD ACTUALLY BEEN 88 minutes long it might have been better.
  106. Rendition - 09/20/2008 - 7/10 - I thought this was a new rendition of a classic. Boy was I wrong.
  107. Deception - 10/05/2008 - 5/10 - I wasn't very deceived.
  108. Indiana Jones 4 - 10/18/2008 - 7.5/10 - Preposterous action? Check. Even more preposterous plot without sensible conclusion? Check. Send it to the theaters!
  109. Jolly Roger: Massacre at Cutter's Cove - 10/23/2008 - An undead pirate in a strip club? Gold Jerry, gold!
  110. Body of Lies - 10/24/2008 - 6/10 - Uhhh not much going on here.
  111. The (First) Great Train Robbery - 10/27/2008 - 8/10 - Back when real mean did real stunts.
  112. Strangers - 10/31/2008 - 5/10 - Should be called "stupid house owners"
  113. They Live - 10/31/2008 - 8/10 - Of course they live, we all live!
  114. Zombie Strippers - 11/01/2008 - 7.5/10 - Oddly enough, the stripping is the worst part. Stick out the first half hour or so and you'll be rewarded.
  115. UHF - 11/05/2008 - 9/10 - What the hell is UHF?
  116. Mirrors - 11/06/2008 - 3/10 - This movie should have done a little more reflecting on whether it wanted to be horror or balls-to-the-wall action or mystery.
  117. Bender's Big Score - 11/08/2008 - 9/10 - Chalk one up for Futurama's return!
  118. Quantum of Solace - 11/14/2008 - 7.5/10 - Average shot length: 1 sec. Average *action* shot length: .00001 sec. (aside: I'm so glad they've toned down the ridiculous technology of the past few. Invisible cars?!)
  119. The Happening - 11/16/2008 - 7/10 - Not much happened!
  120. Snakes on a Plane - 11/21/2008 - 6.5/10 - So much potential wasted, but has a few moments.
  121. Being There - 11/22/2008 - 9.5/10 - Chance is all about being there.
  122. Stir Crazy - 11/23/2008 - 8/10 - I thought this was a stir fry instructional video, boy was I disappointed
  123. See No Evil Hear No Evil - 8/10 - Where's Speak No Evil?
  124. 21 - 11/28/2008 - 7.5/10 - Winner winner turkey dinner!
  125. Midnight Run - 12/03/2008 - 9/10 - I never once saw anyone running at midnight.
  126. Russian Ark - 12/11/2008 - 8/10 - I wonder if they ever meet Noah and have a party?
  127. Valkyrie - 12/25/2008 - 7.5/10 - A few actual Valkyries may have helped the plan!
  128. Disturbia - 12/26/2008 - 7/10 - Another horror/suspense film with protagonists incapable of doing anything semi-intelligently... imagine that!
  129. Traitor - 12/29/2008 - 7.5/10 - Who tratior-ed what?
  130. Runaway Jury - 12/29/2008 - 8.5/10 - Run from the big bad jury-selection-specialist! Ahhhh!
  131. Changeling - 12/30/2008 - 9/10 - Changelings may be more appropriate.
  132. Australia - 12/31/2008 - 4/10 - Do Australians have trouble ending things?
  133. Ice Queen - 01/01/2009 - 9/10 - She can freeze my insides any time
  134. The Furnace - 01/03/2009 - 1/10 - Throw the disc in your furnace and watch it burn
  135. Commando - 01/09/2009 - 9/10 - I would say watch this while going commando but you'll feel horribly inadequate.
  136. X-Files: I want to Believe - 01/11/2009 - Was this even X-files?
  137. Skinned Deep - 01/17/2009 - Get 'em Shakes!
  138. The Nun - 01/19/2009 - This nun wasn't even as mean as the ones from grade school...
  139. Evil Breed - 01/20/2009 - Inbreeding isn't a perfect science
  140. Eagle Eye - 01/23/2009 - 6/10 - Even an owl eye can spot the ridiculousness
  141. Delicatessan - 01/25/2009 - 7/10 - I'll take the salad
  142. Force Ten from Navarone - 02/07/2009 - 8.5/10 - Water beats bridge!
  143. Interview with the Vampire - 02/13/2009 - 7/10 -
  144. The Day the Earth Stood Still - 02/14/2009 - 5/10 - If the earth HAD stood still the alien may have missed!
  145. Pride and Glory - 02/21/2009 - 7/10 - Brutal and Corrupt may have been a better title
  146. Scanners - 03/03/2009 - 5/10 - 10/10 for head a-splosions
  147. Edmond - 03/10/2009 - 1/10 - Not a thriller or mystery and no big twist. Synopsis and reviews are lies lies lies. Dialog choppy and stiff and obviously was supposed to say something deep, but never even got into the shallow end of the pool.
  148. Transporter 3 - 03/12/2009 - 5/10 - Transport me away from this stinker
  149. Press Start - 03/13/2009 - 8/10 - Make sure you blow on the DVD first
  150. Three Days of the Condor - 03/14/2009 - 8/10 - What happened in the other three?
  151. Spartan - 03/25/2009 - 5/10 - This Mamet guys is terrible. His dialogue isn't "brilliant", it is tired, wooden, and uninspired.
  152. Silverado - 03/28/2009 - 8/10 - Jake (Costner) definitely missed those guys in the famous "each side of the bar entrance" shot.
  153. House of Games - 03/28/2009 - 6/10 - Why oh why do I keep seeing Mamet films? Dialog terrible yet again. Only thing that saves this is the con men.
  154. Demolition Man - 03/29/2009 - 7/10 - Won't demolish Schwarzenegger's head lock on cheesy action, but worthwhile in its own right.
  155. Seven Pounds - 04/01/2009 - 8.5/10 - Off by one error in the title (in a way) but still an excellent film.
  156. Slumdog Millionaire - 04/03/2009 - 9/10 - Is the credit dance scene the obligatory nod to Bollywood?
  157. Transporter - 04/03/2009 - 6/10 - For being a Transporter he doesn't do much transporting of stuff.
  158. Better off Dead - 04/08/2009 - 8.5/10 - Only lost points for crappy music
  159. Bolt - 04/24/2009 - 9/10 - Watching playful dogs is as fun as actually playing with them apparently.
  160. Special - 04/26/2009 - 7.5/10 - So is he special or not?
  161. No Way Out - 04/28/2009 - 8.5/10 - Not true, just spill coffee on your pants.
  162. The Wrestler - 04/29/2009 - 9/10 - For being a big time wrestler his finisher wasn't very great!
  163. X-Men Origins: Wolverine - 05/01/2009 - 7/10 - Not good when Gambit looks like a bigger badass!
  164. Cobra - 05/02/2009 - 5/10 - Go play with an actual cobra for more fun. Few good one liners at least.
  165. Taken - 05/05/2009 - 7/10 - If only the writers had TAKEN more time for some more plot or character development.
  166. Yes Man - 05/11/2009 - 8.5/10 - Yes!
  167. Side Sho - 05/12/2009 - 6.5/10 - Not quite ready for the main ring.
  168. Last Action Hero - 05/15/2009 - 8.5/10 - If they made it just about Jack Slater this would be the Last Movie Ever Made due to perfection being reached.
  169. The Passengers - 05/25/2009 - 6/10 - Should have gotten off this plane a long time ago.
  170. Fast & Furious - 05/26/2009 - 7/10 - Dropping the the's in the title really helped this movie.
  171. Lakeview Terrace - 05/26/2009 - 6/10 - What a neighbor!
  172. Shira: The Vampire Samurai - 05/29/2009 - 5/10 - I expected more of a VAMPIRE SAMURAI!
  173. Succubus: Hell-bent - 06/02/2009 - 6/10 - For being a succubus she doesn't do much seducing or killing...
  174. Rambo: First Blood Part II - 06/03/2009 - 7/10 - I still can't get over how lame the title is.
  175. Casablanca - 06/21/2009 - 9/10 - Yet another case of the woman causing problems for everyone.
  176. Hangover - 06/25/2009 - 8/10 - For having the hangovers of a lifetime these guys are remarkably functional.
  177. Star Trek (2009) - 07/05/2009 - 8.5/10 - Enough with the lens flare!
  178. Vertigo - 07/10/2009 - 8/10 - Totally wrong. Vertigo involves spinning, not outward expansion.
  179. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 07/16/2009 - 8.5/10 - I think the director watched too much Twilight before filming this: too much teenage love junk, not enough mystery, action and, most importantly, the Half-Blood Prince!
  180. Clue - 07/19/2009 - 8/10 - I did it... I watched this movie!
  181. All the President's Men - 07/27/2009 - 7.5/10 - Conflicted: good movie but personally not that interesting (and this should be right up my alley).
  182. Benjamin Button - 08/05/2009 - 6.5/10 - Felt like Forrest Gump, only not as good.
  183. Hide and Seek - 08/10/2009 - 3/10 - Hide from this movie, forget the seek part.
  184. Blade Runner - 08/16/2009 - 3/5 - Deep stuff here but too easy to fall asleep.
  185. Sicko - 08/19/2009 - 4/5 - I thought this was a horror movie, despite being a documentary it ended up being just as disgusting.
  186. Yankee Doodle Dandy - 08/27/2009 - 1.5/5 - Not very dandy. Or maybe too dandy, what with all the singing and dancing.
  187. Dr. Strangelove - 09/07/2009 - 5/5 - Strange, I loved this movie.
  188. Orphan - 09/08/2009 - 2.5/5 - Appropriate name, as this is a thriller disguised as a horror. Warning: the plot twist is unbelievably obscure.
  189. Juno - 09/11/2009 - 4/5 - Juno was NOT the wife of Zeus, Hera was. Juno was the wife of Jupiter.
  190. District 9 - 09/20/2009 - 5/5 - Interspecies prostitutes?!
  191. Ben Hur - 09/26/2009 - 4.5/5 - It goes on and on... and on, and I'm just talking about the prologue title screen!
  192. Sunshine Cleaners - 10/09/2009 - 4/5 - I hate to tell you ladies, but that isn't sunshine you're cleaning up.
  193. Last Chance Harvey - 10/16/2009 - 1/5 - On your last chance pick something else.
  194. State of Play - 10/17/2009 - 4/5 - Wait a minute, there's corruption in Washington?
  195. Inglorious Basterds - 10/27/2009 - 4/5 - A+ for marketing, nothing like what the trailers made it out to be. Wait, should that be an A+? Maybe F for being basterds and misleading people. Still a good flick though, great tense scenes.
  196. The Taking of Pelham 123 - 11/8/2009 - 4/5 - Travolta does bad guys well, those Scientologists taught him crazy well.
  197. Halloween II - 11/10/2009 - 1/5 - Mindless gore, mindless plot, miserable. Probably deserves a 0/5. What happened Rob Zombie?
  198. Up - 11/21/2009 - 4.5/5 - For being Up there was a whole lot of down.
  199. Do the Right Thing - 11/30/2009 - 4.5/5 - Apparently the right thing is the wrong thing.
  200. Fourth Kind - 12/01/2009 - 2/5 - Tried really hard to be special. All I learned was that aliens only abduct people that close their bedroom doors.
  201. Paranormal Activity - 12/08/2009 - 4/5 - I learned that demons haunt almost exclusively on odd numbered nights around 3 in the morning.
  202. Angels and Demons - 12/09/2009 - 4/5 - More angel than demon, plus Howard got rid of the cheesy end of the book!
  203. Midnight Clear - 12/19/2009 - 2.5/5 - Clearly average.
  204. Public Enemies - 12/21/2009 - 2/5 - Enemy #1: whoever thought this was a good movie to make.
  205. Zombieland - 12/22/2009 - 4.5/5 - Forget Disneyland, this is the way to go.
  206. Rescue Dawn - 01/02/2010 - 3/5 - I am not sure what rescued this one, but it ends up being okay.
  207. Being John Malkovich - 01/06/2010 - 3/5 - Not a rabbit hole I'd crawl down.
  208. Ninja Assasins - 01/12/2010 - 4/5 - I learned that if you smoke ninjas can't find you!
  209. Doubt - 01/23/2010 - 3/5 - Plenty of doubt but not a whole lot of plot.
  210. Quarantine - 01/24/2010 - 3/5 - Seems like a bit of an overresponse from authorities for a rabid dog.
  211. 2012 - 01/26/2010 - 2/5 - Probably won't be remembered by even the title date.
  212. Pet Semetary - 01/31/2010 - 3/5 - If you ever break a tire swing move to another country. Immediately.
  213. The Book of Eli - 02/27/2010 - 3/5 - Some great color and lighting but, ironically, not much of a message.
  214. Edge of Darkness - 03/02/2010 - 1/5 - Apparently the edge of darkness isn't as thrilling as the edge of a cliff.
  215. Legion - 03/09/2010 - 2/5 - Story has potential but failed execution.
  216. Sherlock Holmes (2009) - 03/16/2009 - 4/5 - The mystery is whether this is really in the spirit of Holmes.
  217. The Blind Side - 03/28/2010 - 4/5 - The car wreck involves nothing with the blind side, false advertising!
  218. Law Abiding Citizen - 04/11/2010 - 4/5 - He broke many, many laws, hence the being in jail thing.
  219. Avatar - 05/01/2010 - 3/5 - Pocahontas meets Last of the Mohicans meets special effects team
  220. Donnie Brasco - 05/17/2010 - 4/5 - Don't mess with gangsters.
  221. The Road - 05/31/2010 - 4/5 - They don't really use the road much.
  222. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - 06/23/2010 - 4/5 - Rape is bad. Nazis are bad. Dragon tattoos are good.
  223. 11:14 - 07/10/2010 - 3/5 - Took its time to get going.
  224. 100 Feet - 07/18/2010 - 2/5 - Stay this distance away and you should be safe.
  225. Ghost Game - 07/21/2010 - 1/5 - Bad. Just bad.
  226. Grace - 07/25/2010 - 2/5 - Lacking in its title.
  227. The Eclipse - 08/04/2010 - 1/5 - Good acting can't save a muddled, genre-confused plot.
  228. Beast Within - 09/07/2010 - 2/5 - Unfortunately the beast turned out to be a kitten. Not even names like Wolf Wolff and Ohmuthi and directors could save it.
  229. The Men Who Stare At Goats - 09/06/2010 - 3/5 - More exciting than staring at goats, but not as exciting as staring at minotaurs.
  230. Event Horizon - 09/12/2010 - 2/5 - There may have been something good out on the horizon, but it never quite came to the foreground.
  231. Food Inc - 09/17/2010 - 5/5 - Watch it!
  232. Robin Hood - 09/27/2010 - 3/5 -
  233. Trick r Treat - 10/01/2010 - 3/5 - Not enough tricks with the treat.
  234. B*tch Slap! - 10/02/2010 - 3/5 - Funny in several ways, but mediocre plot.
  235. Green Zone - 10/09/2010 - 3/5 - Needed more action to get the green light.
  236. Defiance - 10/10/2010 - 4/5 - I wonder how many stories like this people just don't know about?
  237. Drive Thru - 10/12/2010 - 4/5 - Drive (a cleaver) Thru your skull!
  238. Iron Man 2 - 11/10/2010 - 3/5 - Solid as Iron, but not really inspired.
  239. Seance - 12/14/2010 - 3/5 - When will people learn not to call on evil spirits?
  240. Faster - 12/21/2010 - 3/5
  241. The Town - 01/07/2011 - 2/5 - Go walk around town instead
  242. Train - 01/08/2011 - 2/5 - They should have jumped off
  243. Surrogates - 01/15/2011 - 3/5 - Good concept, but haven't we done this before?
  244. The Machinist - 01/15/2011 - 3/5 - Wait, this wasn't American Psycho?
  245. Just Cause - 01/15/2011 - 5/5 - Lesson learned: don't trust people in the South.
  246. Pandorum - 02/08/2011 - 3/5 - More predictable than pandemonium.
  247. True Grit - 02/11/2011 - 5/5 - Gritty greatness.
  248. Invictus - 05/15/2011 - 4/5 - If only the rugby had made sense.
  249. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 - 06/21/2011 - 5/5
  250. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time - 07/09/2011- 3/5 - At least I didn't want to reverse time after watching it.
  251. The Last Picture Show - 07/13/2007 - 3/5 - Not the last I will watch. [AFI]
  252. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - 07/17/2011 - 5/5
  253. Reservoir Dogs - 08/17/2011 - 4/5 - I wonder why there was no Mr. Seafoam Green.
  254. Paranormal Activity 2 - 09/03/2011 - 2/5 - Apparently the demon has run out of new tricks.
  255. The French Connection - 09/23/2011 - 3/5 - I didn't connect with this one very well.
  256. Backwoods - 09/24/2011 - 4/5 - Top-notch laughably-bad horror.
  257. Kill Bill Vol 1 - 09/30/2011 - 4/5 - How can it get 5 stars with an incomplete story?
  258. Futurama: Bender's Big Score - 10/03/2011 - 4/5 - I expect more out of Bender.
  259. All in This Tea - 10/05/2011 - 4/5 - Fascinating look at Chinese tea.
  260. Kill Bill Vol 2 - 10/09/2011 - 4/5 - Well, it lives up to the title.
  261. Futurama: Bender's Game - 10/14/2011 - 4/5 - I hope robots never get a sense of creativity.
  262. 12 Angry Men - 10/19/2011 - 4/5 - They were not terribly angry, really, only a couple.
  263. Bringing Up Baby - 10/27/2011 - 3/5 - "Funniest movie of all time" is stretching it JUST a bit.
  264. Resident Evil: Degeneration - 11/22/2011 - 3/5 - Not bad if you like the games.
  265. Capitalism: A Love Story - 11/23/2011 - 5/5 - I did not sense very much love.
  266. Insomnia - 11/30/2011 - 4/5 - Did not keep me up at night, but clever nonetheless.
  267. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - 12/21/2011 - 4/5 - Mindless, but fun!
  268. 127 Hours - 12/27/2011 - 3/5 - Great acting and story, but only a good film
  269. Sophie's Choice - 01/05/2012 - 3/5 - I would probably not choose to watch this one again, though I am not disappointed in having seen it.
  270. The Great Outdoors - 01/06/2012 - 3/5 - Not so great after all.
  271. The Peacemaker - 01/22/2012 - 3/5 - I am rather neutral.
  272. Yellowstone: Battle for Life - 01/29/2012 - 5/5
  273. Tapped - 01/29/2012 - 5/5
  274. Secretariat - 02/02/2012 - 3/5 - Malkovich's outfits get a 5/5, but the movie is only so-so.
  275. King Corn - 02/03/2012 - 4/5 - Corn industry is terrible. No surprises.
  276. Gashole - 02/03/2012 - 4/5 - Oil industry is terrible. No surprises.
  277. Philadelphia - 02/10/2012 - 4/5 - Somewhere between good and great.
  278. The Big Lebowski - 02/11/2012 - 4/5 - When the writing is on the actors nail it, but sometimes the writing isn't there.
  279. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 04/27/2012 - 5/5 - I have always felt like horror movies get the sides wrong, nice to see a change of pace.
  280. The Perfect Host - 05/29/2012 - 4/5 - Outside the insanity part he really was!
  281. The Game - 06/03/2012 - 4/5 - Unfortunately was not a movie about a big game of Risk, but still entertaining nonetheless.
  282. The Red Violin - 06/16/2012 - 3/5 - Good idea, poor execution. Much like typical violin playing.
  283. Fat Head - 06/18/2012 - 4/5 - Some good information, but is a bit hypocritical since it makes leaps, mistakes, and misinterpretations just like Supersize Me.
  284. Prometheus - 06/22/2012 - 4/5 - Little action, lots of mystery, plenty of unexplored philosophy, no answers.
  285. Toy Story - 07/06/2012 - 5/5 - Holds up well.
  286. The Bourne Legacy - 08/24/2012 - 3/5 - He should have left a better legacy.
  287. The Dark Knight Rises - 12/08/2012 - 4/5 - For all the big talk, I thought Bain was a letdown.
  288. Alien - 04/08/2013 - 4/5 - Interesting to see all the parallels with Prometheus, which I thought was a better flick.