The first 25 movies I watched in 2014, with short comments and arbitrary grades.
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - A
We watched this as research for Erica’s direction of GTB’s Rack of Khan.
- Drinking Buddies - A
This is a very Chicago movie. Also, Jake Johnson’s character basically has my tattoo, so that was a little distracting to me. Word on the street is that his brother actually has it, and if so I’d love to interview him for CFT.
- The Tents - A-
- Been Rich All My Life - A
- Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World - B+
- Star Trek: First Contact - A-
More research. Also, I guess I’d never actually seen this movie.
- Now You See Me - C
None of these words mean that things don’t have to make sense: theatrical magic, heist, thriller.
- Heat - A
- Seven Psychopaths - Eh, so meta
- Moontide - B+There’s quite a bit about the making of this movie that is interesting from a cinema history perspective—partly directed by Fritz Lang, first American film with French star Jean Gabin, ‘drunken’ sequence designed by Salvador Dali—but as an actual film it’s a little slow and weak.
- Inside Llewyn Davis - A
- Old Boy (2003) - fuuuucked up
- Old Boy (2013) - yep, fuuuuucked up
- Olympus Has Fallen - C
OK, the one funny thing in this movie was when the tense final scene comes down, not to miraculous bad-guy rebirth, but to our hero being able to type a “hashtag” (shift-3!)
- White House Down - A
I watched Olympus Has Fallen and this on the same day, and this is the fun action movie of the two. Die Hard in the White House.
- Riddick - B+
Dangit, I was real sad when that space-dog died.
- Ender’s Game - B-
- John Dies at the End - A
A really good low-budget comedy-horror.
- Hansel And Gretel Witch Hunters - C+
- Super 8 - A+
- Warm Bodies - A-
Spoiler: “Love cures zombies!” Sappy but sweet.
- Shut Up and Play the Hits - A
- Frozen - A
Erica and I were late to the game and figured we had to watch it just to find out what all our friends’ children were dressing up as. Turns out it’s a really good movie. Olaf!
- The Grand Budapest Hotel - A
- Paris is Burning - A