Tuesday, 22 December 2009

The 2009 cinema trip list...

The following is a list of all the flicks I caught at the cinema in 2009 (replete with the dates on which they were viewed - yes, I do keep my ticket stubs), with short summaries beside those titles which didn't make it into my Top Ten or Honourable Mentions of 2009.

Role Models - 11/1/09 ... good fun, but not a lot more.
The Wrestler - 18/1/09
Friday the 13th (Remake) - 20/2/09 ... good Jason, good violence, good sex, bad script and direction.
Gran Torino - 8/3/09
Watchmen - 15/3/09
Lesbian Vampire Killers - 22/3/09 ... fleetingly amusing, but more filler than killer.
Crank 2: High Voltage - 19/4/09
I Love You, Man - 26/4/09 ... solidly entertaining, gotta love the Rudd/Siegel paring.
Observe & Report - 26/4/09 ... dreadful.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine - 3/5/09 ... weak, but it's still Wolverine.
Drag Me To Hell - 31/5/09
Terminator Salvation - 7/6/09 ... "meh", and then gets increasingly worse with repeat viewings and an online article that condemns the 'super Terminators' of T3 and T4.
The Hangover - 14/6/09 ... surprisingly fun comedy romp.
Doghouse - 14/6/09 ... good for a laugh, laddish turn from Evil Aliens' Jake West.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - 21/6/09 ... utterly stupid guilty pleasure that leaves you feeling a bit dirty.
GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra - 9/8/09 ... some spiffing action, Levitt is awesome, but Tatum and the plot are god-awful.
Inglourious Basterds - 16/8/09
Funny People - 30/8/09 ... unmercifully overlong, but still funny with a slice of reality thrown in.
District 9 - 6/9/09
Adventureland - 13/9/09
Gamer - 20/9/09 ... occasionally fun, but clearly lacking due to the directing duo's lack of knowledge about videogaming beyond the 1980s.
Surrogates - 27/9/09 ... churned-out Bruce Willis factory action that didn't live up to an interesting trailer.
The Invention of Lying - 4/10/09 ... neat premise with moments that are crushingly emotional, but the lack of laughs throughout leave this one wanting, so go and watch Ghost Town instead.
Zombieland - 11/10/09
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - 8/11/09
The Men Who Stare At Goats - 15/11/09 ... quirky comedy that never lands the sucker punch, gotta love that bit of Boston though.
2012 - 22/11/09 ... like driving a monster truck made out of cheese burgers, loaded with dynamite, through an exploding volcano made out of buildings that have a propensity to fall over, explode and fall over while exploding.
Avatar (3D) - 20/12/09

Coming soon will be my Top Ten of 2009 list (with Honourable Mentions included), complete with short summaries of why I dug them so much.

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