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the 2004 Rank Them As You See Them Thread!

I will only be listing films that were released theatrically in 2004 and am using a 5 star system.


1. Win A Date With Tad Hamilton! *** - jan 2
2. Chasing Liberty ** - jan 9
3. Torque ** jan 16
4. Along Came Polly **1/2 feb 2
5. The Butterfly Effect **** feb 9
6. 50 First Dates *** feb 13
7. The Big Bounce ** feb 15
8. Miracle ***1/2 feb 18
9. Eurotrip **** (x3) feb 21 & 22 & 24
10. Decoys ** feb 27
11. Welcome to Mooseport *1/2 feb 28
12. Twisted * feb 29
13. Broken Lizard's Club Dread ** march 1
14. The Passion of the Christ ***** march 1
15. Bubba Ho-Tep ***** (x2) march 3 & march 31 didn't play until 2004 - only time I'll break the '04 rule.
16. Starsky and Hutch ***1/2 (x2) march 8 & may 28
17. Agent Cody Banks: Destination London **1/2 march 14
18. Secret Window *** march 14
19. Hidalgo **** march 17
20. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind **** march 19
21. Spartan **** march 20
22. Dawn Of The Dead **** (x2) march 20 & march 22
23. Taking Lives **1/2 march 21
24. Jersey Girl **** (x3) march 26 & march 28 & april 13
25. The Ladykillers *** march 27
26. Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed *** march 29
27. Hellboy **** (x2) april 2 & may 2
28. Walking Tall *** april 4
29. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen * april 11
30. Ella Enchanted *** april 12
31. Kill Bill Volume 2 ***** (x2) april 16 & may 26
32. The Punisher **1/2 april 16
33. Home on the Range * april 18
34. The Alamo * april 22
35. 13 Going On 30 **** april 23
36. Johnson Family Vacation *april 27
37. The Girl Next Door **** (x3) april 29 & may 4 & may 28
38. Envy ** may 2
39. Mean Girls **** may 5
40. Van Helsing **** (x3) may 7 & may 10 & may 24
41. Man On Fire **** may 8
42. New York Minute *** may 11
43. Troy **** (x3) may 14 & may 17 & july 15
44. Laws Of Attraction ** may 17
45. Shrek 2 **** (x2) may 20 & may 24
46. The Day After Tomorrow **** (x3) may 27 & june 2 & june 13
47. Raising Helen ** may 30
48. Super Size Me *** may 31
49. Napoleon Dynamite **** (x3) may 31 & june 5 & aug 22
50. Breakin' All The Rules **1/2 june 4
51. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ***** (x3) june 4 & june 7 twice
52. The Chronicles of Riddick ***1/2 (x2) june 12 & july 17
53. The Stepford Wives *** june 13
54. Garfield * (x2...don't ask) june 14 & june 21
55. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story ***1/2 (x4) june 18 & june 21 & july 9 & aug 21
56. The Terminal ****1/2 (x3) june 18 & june 21 & june 28
57. White Chicks **1/2 june 23
58. Around The World in 80 Days *** june 23
59. Farenheit 9/11 *** june 24
60. Two Brothers **1/2 june 28
61. Spider-Man 2 ***** (x4) june 30 twice & july 5 & july 12
62. King Arthur *** july 8
63. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy **** (x4) july 8 & july 9 & july 13 & july 29
64. I, Robot **** (x3) july 15 & july 19 & aug 5
65. A Cinderella Story **1/2 july 18
66. Catwoman * july 22
67. The Bourne Supremacy **** (x3) july 26 & july 29 & aug 5
68. The Manchurian Candidate **** july 30
69. Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle **** (x2) july 30 & aug 5
70. The Village **1/2 (x2) july 30 & aug 4
71. Collateral ****1/2 (x3)aug 6 & aug 12 & oct 17
72. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement **** aug 11
73. Little Black Book ** aug 12
74. Alien Vs. Predator **1/2 (x2) aug 12 & aug 15
75. Open Water * aug 20
76. Garden State ***** (x3) aug 22 & aug 30 & sept 5
77. Exorcist: The Beginning ** aug 23
78. Without A Paddle *** sept 1
79. Hero *** sept 2
80. Resident Evil: Apocalypse **1/2 sept 10
81. Sideways **** sept 15
82. Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow **** sept 18
83. The Forgotten ** sept 23
84. Wimbeldon **** sept 24
85. Anacondas **1/2 sept 28
86. Shaun Of The Dead **** oct 1
87. First Daughter **1/2 oct 3
88. Ladder 49 **** oct 3
89. Shark Tale **** (x2) oct 4 & oct 10
90. Raise Your Voice *** oct 11
91. Team America: World Police **** (x3) oct 15 twice & oct 31
92. Shall We Dance *** oct 22
93. The Grudge ** oct 22
94. Friday Night Lights **** oct 24
95. Ray ***1/2 oct 28
96. After The Sunset **** nov 5
97. The Polar Express **** nov 10
98. Seed of Chucky **1/2 nov 12
99. The Spongebob Squarepants Movie **** nov 19
100. National Treasure **** (x3) nov 19 & nov 20 & nov 23
101. The Incredibles ***** nov 22
102. Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason *** nov 24
103. Finding Neverland **** dec 5
104. Closer ****1/2 dec 5
105. Blade: Trinity *** dec 7 & dec 11
106. Ocean's Twelve **** (x2) dec 15 & dec 19
107. Spanglish ***1/2 dec 17
108. Flight of the Pheonix *** dec 17
109. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events ****1/2 (x3) dec 17 & dec 19 & dec 22
110. Christmas With The Kranks *1/2 dec 18
111. Darkness * dec 29
112. Meet The Fockers **** dec 29
113. The Life Aquatic * dec 30
114. The Aviator ***** dec 30
115. The Phantom of the Opera ** jan 13
116. In Good Company ***** jan 13

Year in Review

WORST OF '04

1. Garfield the Movie
2. Darkness
3. Open Water
4. The Alamo
5. The Life Aquatic
6. Welcome to Mooseport
7. The Forgotten
8. Home on the Range
9. The Grudge
10. Seed of Chucky

BEST OF '04

1. Collateral
2. The Aviator
3. Kill Bill Vol. 2
4. Garden State
5. The Terminal
6. Sideways
7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
8. Closer
9. Spider-man 2
10. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Honourable mentions: The Bourne Supremacy, Ray, Harry Potter, Girl Next Door, Dawn of the Dead, Hidalgo, Finding Neverland, Lemony Snicket, Shaun of the Dead, Napoleon Dynamite, Team America, National Treasure.

MATT

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    1. L'Age d'Or | 1930 | Newly struck print
    2. Un Chien Andalou | 1928 | 1993 restored print
    3. Playtime | 1967 | restored 70mm presentation
    4. Sans Soleil | Sunless | 1982 | Chris Marker retrospective
    5. Rio Bravo | 1958 | Howard Hawks retrospective
    6. Winchester '73 | 1950 | "For a Few Westerns More" program
    7. The Cobweb | 1955 | Vincente Minnelli retrospective
    8. All Quiet on the Western Front | 1930 | sound version | "The War Film: First Assault" program
    9. The Lady Eve | 1941 | Preston Sturges retrospective
    10. La Dolce Vita | 1961 | revival
    11. Nazarin | 1958 | "Treasures of Mexican Cinema" program
    12. The Battle of Algiers | La Battaglia di Algeri | 1965 | revival
    13. Red River | 1948 | archive print/Howard Hawks retrospective
    14. The Pirate | 1948 | Vincente Minnelli retrospective
    15. Night of the Hunter | 1955 | archive print
    16. The Magnificent Ambersons | 1942 | Welles retrospective
    17. The Big Red One | 1980 | 2004 Reconstruction
    18. Blissfully Yours | 2002
    19. Bitter Victory | 1957 | "The War Film: First Assault" program
    20. Some Came Running | 1958 | Vincente Minnelli retrospective
    21. Universal Hotel | 1986 | "Stranger Than Fiction: Documentary Premieres"
    22. Home from the Hill | 1959 | Vincente Minnelli retrospective
    23. Remembrance of Things to Come | le souvenir d’un avenir | 2001 | Chris Marker retrospective
    24. The Last Bolshevik | 1993 | Chris Marker retrospective
    25. Millennium Mambo | 2001
    26. au hasard balthazar | 1966 | revival
    27. The Return | 2003
    28. Before Sunset
    29. Tropical Malady | Chicago Int'l Film Festival
    30. Persona | 1966 | archive print debut
    31. The Far Country | 1954 | "For a Few Westerns More" program
    32. Bringe Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia | 1974 | "Beautiful Losers" program
    33. Aventurera | Adventuress | 1949 | "Treasures of Mexican Cinema" program
    34. Men in Black | 1934 | Three Stooges 70th Annivoisary Blowout!
    35. The Seventh Continent | Der Siebente Kontinent | 1989 | Michael Haneke retrospective
    36. Piccadilly | 1929 | 2003 restoration | live piano
    37. Flowers of Shanghai | 1998 | Hou Hsiao-hsien retrospective
    38. The Taste of Tea | Chicago Int'l Film Festival
    39. Touchez pas au grisbi | 1954 | revival
    40. My Architect | 2003
    41. Undertow | Chicago Int'l Film Festival
    42. Macbeth | 1982 | special video presentation—Bela Tarr
    43. Los Angeles Plays Itself | 2003
    44. Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow | Chicago Int'l Film Festival
    45. When Will I Be Loved
    46. She Hate Me
    47. Le Temps du Loup | Time of the Wolf | 2003
    48. The Five Obstructions | 2003
    49. In the Sweet Pie and Pie | 1941 | Three Stooges 70th Annivoisary Blowout!
    50. Violent is the Word for Curly | 1938 | Three Stooges 70th Annivoisary Blowout!
    51. The Saddest Music in the World | 2003
    52. Control Room
    53. The Decomposition of the Soul | La Decomposition de l'Ame | 2002 | Chicago Int'l Documentary Film Festival
    54. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
    55. Gozu | 2003
    56. I'll sleep when I'm dead | 2003
    57. The Stranger | 1946 | Welles retrospective
    58. You Nazty Spy | 1940 | Three Stooges 70th Annivoisary Blowout!
    59. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    60. Twilight Samurai | 2002
    61. Bitter Dream | Chicago Int'l Film Festival
    62. I Am James Mason | 2003 | world premiere
    63. The Company | 2003
    64. Elephant | 2003
    65. Zero Day | 2002
    66. Since Otar Left | 2003
    67. The Big Animal | Duze Zwierze | 2000
    68. The Ballad of Cable Hogue | 1970 | "For a Few Westerns More" program
    69. Springtime in a Small Town | 2002
    70. Hero | 2002
    71. Zatoichi | 2003
    72. Shaun of the Dead
    73. Haute Tension | 2003 | European Union Film Festival
    74. Distant | Uzak | 2002
    75. La Jetée | 1962 | Chris Marker retrospective
    76. Blind Shaft | 2003
    77. The Bride with White Hair | 1993 | Brigitte Lin retrospective
    78. The Second Circle | 1990 | "Another Russia" program
    79. Japanese Story | 2003
    80. Kontroll | 2003 | Chicago Int'l Film Festival
    81. House of Flying Daggers
    82. The Clearing
    83. Young Adam | 2002
    84. Touching the Void | 2003
    85. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
    86. I Always Wanted to be a Saint | J'ai toujours voulu etre une saint | 2003 | European Union Film Festival
    87. An Ache in Every Stake | 1941 | Three Stooges 70th Annivoisary Blowout!
    88. Nicotina | 2003
    89. Spartan
    90. The Bourne Supremacy
    91. Collateral
    92. Baadasssss! | 2003
    93. Spider-man 2
    94. interMission | 2003
    95. Coffee and Cigarettes | 2003
    96. Brideless Groom | 1947 | Three Stooges 70th Annivoisary Blowout!
    97. A Dirty Shame
    98. The Brown Bunny | 2003
    99. I, Robot
    100. The Fearless Vampire Killers | 1967 | Polanski retrospective
    101. Cavale | On the Run | 2002
    102. Micro-Phonies | 1945 | Three Stooges 70th Annivoisary Blowout!
    103. Confessions of a Ghost | 2002 | world premiere
    104. Godzilla | 1954 | original Japanese cut
    105. Open Water
    106. Twentynine Palms | 2003
    107. Dogville | 2003
    108. The Dreamers | 2003
    109. Tokyo Godfathers | 2003
    110. Un Couple Épatant | An Amazing Couple | 2002
    111. Honor Among Lovers | 1931 | Dorothy Arzner retrospective
    112. Angela | 2000 | "Erotic Tales" program
    113. Omnis | Omnipotent | 2002 | Chicago Int'l Documentary Film Festival
    114. Aprés la Vie | After the Life | 2002
    115. Troy
    116. Garden State | 2003
    117. Vanity Fair
    118. Hellboy
    119. The Village
    120. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    121. Kill Bill Vol. 2
    122. Love Me if You Dare | Jeux d'enfants | 2003
    123. Cold Mountain | 2003
    124. El Movimiento | 2002 | "Stranger Than Fiction: Documentary Premieres"
    125. Late Breaking News
    126. The Reckoning
    127. the fog of war | 2003
    128. Sukces | Success | 2003 | European Union Film Festival
    129. Peking Opera Blues | 1986 | Brigitte Lin retrospective
    130. Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism
    131. Down By Love | Szerelemtöl Sújtva | 2003
    132. Kaena: The Prophecy | 2003 | English language dub
    133. The Stepford Wives
    134. The Gas Station | 2000 | "Erotic Tales" program
    135. Broken Lizard's Club Dread
    136. The Manchurian Candidate
    137. The Chronicles of Riddick
    138. On Top Down Under | 2000 | "Erotic Tales" program
    139. Big Fish | 2003
    140. A Grin Without a Cat | Le fond de l'air est rouge | 1993 | Chris Marker retrospective
    141. Hidden Track | 2003 | "Hong Kong!" Film Festival
    142. Lana's Rain | 2002
    143. The Passion of the Christ
    144. Monster | 2003
    145. Girl with a Pearl Earring | 2003
    146. Small Voices | Mga Munting Tinig | 2002
    147. H. H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer | 2003 | Chicago Int'l Documentary Film Festival
    148. The Death of Klinghoffer | 2003


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    6. Saved!
    7. Shrek 2
    8. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
    9. Fahrenheit 9/11
    10. The Day After Tomorrow
    11. Big Fish (2003)
    12. Mystic River (2003)
    13. National Treasure
    14. The Chronicles of Riddick
    15. Home on the Range
    16. Miracle
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    18. The Passion of the Christ
    19. Eurotrip

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    The Rules of Matthew Chmiel's 2004 Rank Them As You See Them

    1. If a film gets an official theatrical release in the United States during the year of 2004, it is counted towards the list.

    2. If a film skips an official theatrical release in the United States and ends up going directly to video in 2004, it is still counted towards the 2004 Film List. Like Monster Man or 100 Grannies.

    3. Each film is listed in the following set-up:
    Title / star rating / MPAA rating / director / viewed / theater code.

    4. Theater codes are at the moment as follows: Century Theaters Orleans 18 (OR), Century Theaters Suncoast 16 (SC), Brendan Theaters Palms 14 (BT), Regal Cinemas Village Square 18 (VS), Regal Cinemas Colonade 14 (CO), Regal Cinemas Green Valley 8 (GV), Tropicana Cinemas 6 (TC), Crown Theaters Neonopolis 14 (CT), and home (H).


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    LAST UPDATE: 12/11/04

    TOTAL FILMS SEEN IN 2004: 70
    AVERAGE RATING OF FILMS SEEN IN 2004: **½

    List of films I have seen in 2004 (in alphabetical order):


    2LDK / *** / Unrated / Dir: Yukihiko Tsutsumi / Viewed: 08/05/04 / H

    Alien Vs. Predator / * / PG-13 / Dir: Paul W.S. Anderson / Viewed: 08/13/04 / BT
    Along Came Polly / * / PG-13 / Dir: John Hamburg / Viewed: 01/18/04 / OR
    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy / *** / PG-13 / Dir: Adam McKay / Viewed: 07/09/04 / BT

    Battle Royale II / / Unrated / Dir(s): Kenta Fukasaku and Kenji Fukasaku / Viewed: 02/04/04 / H
    Blade: Trinity / **½ / R / Dir: David S. Goyer / Viewed: 12/10/04 / BT
    Broken Lizard's Club Dread / *** / R / Dir: Jay Chandrasekhar / Viewed: 02/29/04 / BT
    Butterfly Effect, The / ***½ / R / Dir(s): Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber / Viewed: 01/23/04 / BT

    Chronicles of Riddick, The / ** / PG-13 / Dir: David Twohy / Viewed: 06/14/04 / OR
    Clearing, The / * / R / Dir: Pieter Jan Brugge / Viewed: 07/10/04 / VS
    Closer / **** / R / Dir: Mike Nichols / Viewed: 12/04/04
    Coffee and Cigarettes / ** / R / Dir: Jim Jarmusch / Viewed: 06/18/04 / VS
    Collateral / ** / R / Dir: Michael Mann / Viewed: 08/07/04 / BT

    Danny Deckchair / * / PG-13 / Dir: Jeff Balsmeyer / Viewed: 08/26/04 / VS
    Dawn of the Dead / ***½ / R / Dir: Zach Snyder / Viewed: 03/19/04 / BT (x2)
    Day After Tomorrow, The / **½ / PG-13 / Dir: Roland Emmerich / Viewed: 05/28/04 / BT
    Day Without a Mexican, A / ** / R / Dir: Sergio Arau / Viewed: 08/27/04 / OR
    Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story / *** / PG-13 / Dir: Rawson Marshall Thurber / Viewed: 06/20/04 / OR

    Envy / * / PG-13 / Dir: Barry Levinson / Viewed: 04/30/04 / VS
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind / **** / R / Dir: Michel Gondry / Viewed: 03/20/04 / VS
    Eurotrip / *** / R / Dir: Jeff Schaffer / Viewed 02/20/04 / BT

    Fahrenheit 9/11 / **** / R / Dir: Michael Moore / Viewed: 06/25/04 / OR

    Garden State / **** / R / Dir: Zach Braff / Viewed: 08/20/04 / OR
    Girl Next Door, The / **** / R / Dir: Luke Greenfield / Viewed: 02/20/04 / OR, VS, CO, BT

    Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle / *** / R / Dir: Danny Leiner / Viewed: 07/23/04 / OR, CT
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban / ***½ / PG / Dir: Alfonso Cuarón / Viewed: 06/04/04 / OR
    Hellboy / ** / PG-13 / Dir: Guillermo Del Toro / Viewed: 04/10/04 / BT
    Hero / *** / PG-13 / Dir: Zhang Yimou / Viewed: 08/28/04 / VS

    I Heart Huckabees / **** / R / Dir: David O. Russell / Viewed: 10/22/04 / BT
    Intermission / *** / R / Dir: John Crowley / Viewed: 04/11/04 / VS
    I, Robot / * / PG-13 / Dir: Alex Proyas / Viewed: 07/17/04 / OR

    Jersey Girl / **** / PG-13 / Dir: Kevin Smith / Viewed 03/26/04 / BT

    Kinsey / ***½ / R / Dir: Bill Condon / Viewed: 11/30/04 / OR
    Kill Bill: Volume Two / **** / R / Dir: Quentin Tarantino / Viewed: 04/16/04 / OR, TC
    King Arthur / ** / PG-13 / Dir: Antoine Fuqua / Viewed: 07/10/04 / BT

    Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, The / * / PG / Dir: Larry Blamire / Viewed: 03/12/04 / VS

    Machinist, The / **** / R / Dir: Brad Anderson / Viewed: 11/27/04 / VS
    Mean Creek / *** / R / Dir: Jacob Aaron Estes / Viewed: 09/26/04 / VS
    Mean Girls / **½ / PG-13 / Dir: Mark S. Waters / Viewed: 04/30/04 / VS
    Motorcycle Diaries, The / **** / R / Dir: Walter Salles / Viewed: 09/08/04 / VS

    Napoleon Dynamite / *** / PG / Dir: Jared Hess / Viewed: 06/29/04 / CO, BT (x2), SC

    Open Water / * / R / Dir: Chris Kentis / Viewed: 08/20/04 / OR

    Paparazzi / **½ / PG-13 / Dir: Paul Abascal / Viewed: 09/06/04 / OR
    Prince and Me, The / / PG / Dir: Martha Coolidge / Viewed: 04/18/04 / OR
    Punisher, The / **½ / R / Dir: Jonathan Hensleigh / Viewed: 04/18/04 / OR

    Resident Evil: Apocalypse / * / R / Dir: Alexander Witt / Viewed: 09/26/04 / H

    Saved! / ***½ / PG-13 / Dir: Brian Dannelly / Viewed: 06/20/04 / OR
    Saw / **½ / R / Dir: James Wan / Viewed: 10/30/04 / BT
    Secret Window / ** / PG-13 / Dir: David Koepp / Viewed: 03/12/04 / VS
    Seed of Chucky / / R / Dir: Don Mancini / Viewed: 11/31/04 / OR
    Shark Tale / * / PG / Dir(s): No Talented Hacks / Viewed: 10/02/04 / BT
    Shaun of the Dead / **** / R / Dir: Edgar Wright / Viewed: 09/24/04 / BT
    Shrek 2 / ** / PG / Dir(s): Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, and Conrad Vernon / Viewed: 05/19/04 / OR
    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow / ** / PG / Dir: Kerry Conran / Viewed: 10/03/04 / BT
    Soul Plane / / R / Dir: Jessy Terrero / Viewed: 06/05/04 / OR
    Spider-Man 2 / *** / PG-13 / Dir: Sam Raimi / Viewed: 06/30/04 / OR
    Stark Raving Mad / ***½ / R / Dir(s): Drew Daywalt and David Schneider / Viewed: 02/05/04 / H
    Starsky and Hutch / / PG-13 / Dir: Todd Phillips / Viewed: 02/21/04 / OR
    Stepford Wives, The / * / PG-13 / Dir: Frank Oz / Viewed: 06/13/04 / GV
    Super Size Me / **** / Unrated / Dir: Morgan Spurlock / Viewed: 05/21/04 / SC

    Taking Lives / * / R / Dir: D.J. Caruso / Viewed: 03/13/04 / BT
    Team America: World Police / **** / R / Dir: Trey Parker / Viewed: 08/10/04 / VS
    Terminal, The / ***½ / PG-13 / Dir: Steven Spielberg / Viewed: 06/18/04 / VS
    Torque / ** / PG-13 / Dir: Joseph Kahn / Viewed: 06/03/04 / H
    Touching the Void / *** / Unrated / Dir: Kevin Macdonald / Viewed: 02/14/04 / VS
    Troy / *** / R / Dir: Wolfgang Petersen / Viewed: 05/14/04 / BT

    United States of Leland, The / *** / R / Dir: Matthew Ryan Hoge / Viewed: 04/26/04 / VS

    Van Helsing / * / PG-13 / Dir: Stephen Sommers / Viewed: 05/07/04 / BT
    Village, The / ** / PG-13 / Dir: M. Night Shyamalan / Viewed: 07/31/04 / OR

    Wicker Park / / PG-13 / Dir: Paul McGuigan / Viewed: 09/23/04 / BT


    List of films by their star rating:

    ****
    Closer
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Fahrenheit 9/11
    Garden State
    Girl Next Door, The
    I Heart Huckabees
    Jersey Girl
    Kill Bill: Volume Two
    The Machinist
    Motorcycle Diaries, The
    Shaun of the Dead
    Super Size Me
    Team America: World Police

    ***½
    Butterfly Effect, The
    Dawn of the Dead
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    Kinsey
    Saved!
    Stark Raving Mad
    Terminal, The

    ***
    2LDK
    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
    Broken Lizard's Club Dread
    Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
    Eurotrip
    Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle
    Hero
    Intermission
    Mean Creek
    Napoleon Dynamite
    Spider-Man 2
    Touching the Void
    Troy
    United States of Leland, The

    **½
    Blade: Trinity
    Day After Tomorrow, The
    Mean Girls
    Paparazzi
    Punisher, The
    Saw

    **
    Chronicles of Riddick, The
    Coffee and Cigarettes
    Collateral
    Day Without a Mexican, A
    Hellboy
    King Arthur
    Secret Window
    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
    Shrek 2
    Torque
    Village, The


    Battle Royale II
    Prince and Me, The
    Seed of Chucky
    Soul Plane
    Starsky and Hutch
    Wicker Park

    *
    Alien Vs. Predator
    Along Came Polly
    Clearing, The
    Danny Deckchair
    Envy
    I, Robot
    Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, The
    Open Water
    Resident Evil: Apocalypse
    Shark Tale
    Stepford Wives, The
    Taking Lives
    Van Helsing


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    I'll be starting the 2005, 2006 and 2008 threads later today if anybody wants to hop on board. (I'm skipping 2007 because I have it on great authority that's a lousy year for movies.)
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    RATINGS BASED ON *****:

    Cold Mountain (2003) - ****
    Big Fish (2003) - ****
    LotR: RotK (2003) - ***1/2
    Miracle (2004) - ***1/2
    50 First Dates (2004) - **1/2
    Mystic River (2003) - ***1/2
    Starsky & Hutch (2004) - **1/2
    Hidalgo (2004) - ***1/2
    Jersey Girl (2004) - ***
    Walking Tall (2004) - ***
    The Alamo (2004) - *1/2
    Hellboy (2004) - ***1/2
    Man on Fire (2004) - ****
    The Punisher (2004) - ***1/2
    Van Helsing (2004) - *
    Troy (2004) - ***1/2
    13 Going On 30 (2004) - ***
    Mean Girls (2004) - ***
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) - ****
    The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) - ***1/2
    Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) - ***1/2
    Spider-Man 2 (2004) - ****1/2 (x2)
    The Bourne Supremacy (2004) - ****1/2 (x2)
    The Manchurian Candidate (2004) - ***
    Collateral (2004) - ****
    Wimbledon (2004) - ***
    Friday Night Lights (2004) - ****
    After the Sunset (2004) - **1/2
    National Treasure (2004) - ***1/2
    Ocean's Twelve (2004) - ***1/2
    Blade: Trinity (2004) - **1/2
    Spanglish (2004) - ***1/2

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    1. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (9.5 out of 10)
    2.Ray (9.25)
    3.Spider-man 2 (8.5)
    4.The Incrediles (8.5)
    5. The Forgotten (8.25)
    6.The Village (7.75)
    7. Alien vs. Predator (7.5)
    8. I, Robot (7.25)
    9. The Stepford Wives (7)
    10.Taking Lives (6.5)
    11. Secret Window (6.5)
    12. The Bourne Supremacy (5.5)
    13.Paycheck (4)

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    Haven't seen much released this year yet. I'm only listing movies that are ACTUALLY RELEASED IN 2004 (unlike most people posting 2003 movies in this thread). Movies are rated on a 1-10 scale. 1 being pure torture & 10 being an instant classic.

    1. Kil Bill Vol. 2 - 10/10: An absolute INSTANT CLASSIC. Liked it more than Vol. 1 which I gave an 9.5 out of 10. I may see a movie as good as this in 2004, but nothing will be better than this.

    2. Hellboy - 8/10

    3. Spartan - 7/10

    4. Spider-Man 2 7/10

    5. Chronicles of Riddick - 6/10[/b]

    6. Dawn of the Dead - 6./10

    7. Hidalgo - 6/10

    8. King Arthur - 6/10

    9. Collateral - 6/10

    10. Club Dread - 5/10

    11. Along Came Polly - 5/10

    12. AvP: Alien Vs Predator - 2/10

    13. The Punisher - 1/10

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    01. napoleon dynamite
    ***1/2
    02. fahrenheit 9/11
    03. the ladykillers
    04. the dreamers
    05. kill bill v.2
    06. love object
    07. spartan
    08. mean girls
    09. secret window
    ***
    10. ginger snaps II: unleashed
    11. starsky & hutch the movie
    12. dodgeball
    13. miracle
    14. envy
    15. time of the wolf
    16. ned kelly
    17. eurotrip
    18. aileen: the life and death of a serial killer
    19. the darkness
    20. ginger snaps back
    **1/2
    21. spider-man 2
    22. eternal sunshine on the spotless mind
    23. club dread
    24. along came polly
    25. confessions of a teenage drama queen
    26. 50 first dates
    27. the butterfly effect
    28. dogville
    29. young adam
    **
    30. the united states of leland
    *1/2
    31. dawn of the dead

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    The Passion of the Christ: ***1/2
    Secret Window: **1/2
    Starsky & Hutch: ***
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: ***
    Dawn of the Dead: **
    Kill Bill Vol.2: ***1/2
    Man on Fire: *1/2
    Van Helsing: *
    Troy: **
    The Day After Tomorrow: **1/2
    The Notebook: **1/2
    Spider-Man 2: ***
    House of Sand and Fog: ***
    I, Robot: **1/2
    The Bourne Supremacy: ***
    The Village: **
    Collateral: ***1/2
    Alien vs. Predator: 0 stars
    Wicker Park: **
    Suspect Zero: **
    Silver City: **
    The Punisher: *
    The Grudge: **
    Alfie: ***
    After the Sunset: ***
    Finding Neverland: ***
    Sideways: ****
    Dodgeball: *
    The Clearing: **1/2
    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Bergundy: **
    Open Water: **1/2
    I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: ***
    The Aviator: ***1/2
    King Arthur: **

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    Ranking out of 10.

    January

    The Last Samurai - 6
    Cold Mountain - 7
    The Company - 6
    Girl With a Pearl Earring - 7
    Monster - 6
    The Fog of War - 9
    Tokyo Godfathers - 6


    February

    The Dreamers - 7
    The Battle of Algiers - 9
    The Barbarian Invasions - 5
    Goodbye Lenin - 6


    March

    At Cinequest 14:
    A Bus Came - 7
    The Silence Between Two Thoughts - 7
    Rhapsody in White - 5
    The Man Who Copied - 7
    Down by Love - 8
    Arakimentari - 5
    Madness and Genius - 3
    Bedtime Fairy Tales for Crocodiles - 3
    The Argonomist - 7
    Soldiers of the Rock - 4
    Quality of Life - 8
    Ham & Cheese - 7
    Miles Ahead - 7
    Rewind - 6
    Imelda - 7
    (end Cinequest 14)

    Osama - 7
    Touching the Void - 9
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - 8


    April

    Crimson Gold - 6
    Jersey Girl - 4
    Hellboy - 6
    Dogville - 8
    The Return - 8

    San Francisco Film Festival:
    Vibrator - 6
    Memories of Murder - 7
    Sky Blue - 6
    That Day - 5
    Goodbye, Dragon Inn - 9
    Doppleganger - 6
    The Five Obstructions - 7
    In the Company of Men - 8
    El Alamein: The Line of Fire - 7
    After You - 5
    L'Esquive - 8
    Resconstruction - 6


    May

    Ozu at the PFA:
    Woman of Tokyo - 7
    A Mother Should be Loved - 5
    The Only Son - 9
    A Hen in the Wind - 4

    Kill Bill Vol. 2 - 7
    The Punisher - 3
    Super-Size Me - 7
    Twilight Samurai - 9
    Shrek 2 - 7
    Troy - 6


    June

    Godzilla (original, uncut) - 8
    Coffee and Cigarettes - 7

    One Eyed Jacks (PFA) - 5


    up next:
    Fahrenheit 9/11
    The Story of the Weeping Camel
    Control Room



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    1 to 10 scale

    9 The Terminal
    9 Eternal Sunshine
    8 Butterfly Effect
    8 The Village
    8 Collateral
    8 Miracle
    8 Spiderman 2
    7 Bourne Supremacy (someone please buy mr greengrass some ridilin...rating would be a point higher or more if i could tell what in the world was going on.....zoom shake quick-cut shake shake zoom shake....aaaaaahhh!)
    6 Kill Bill V.2
    6 Hellboy

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    1) Dogville (Cannes cut) ****/****

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    On a five-star scale:
    1. Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1986) *****
    2. Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966) *****
    3. Late Spring (Yasujiro Ozu, 1949) *****
    4. Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003) *****
    5. The Man Without a Past (Aki Kaurismäki, 2002) *****
    6. Drifting Clouds (Aki Kaurismäki, 1996) *****
    7. Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967) ****
    8. Dancer In the Dark (Lars von Trier, 2000) ****
    9. The Return (Andrei Zvyagintsev, 2003) ****
    10. Ocean's 12 (Steven Soderbergh, 2004) ****
    11. Katzelmacher (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1969) ****
    12. The Five Obstructions (Jørgen Leth and Lars von Trier, 2003) ****
    13. Elephant (Gus van Sant, 2003) ****
    14. Leningrad Cowboys Go America (Aki Kaurismäki, 1989) ****
    15. Satan's Brew (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1976) ****
    16. Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1979) ****
    17. Veronika Voss (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982) ****
    18. Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatjana (Aki Kaurismäki, 1994) ****
    19. Cowards Bend the Knee (Guy Maddin, 2003) ****
    20. Uzak (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2002) ****
    21. The Saddest Music in the World (Guy Maddin, 2003) ****
    22. Since Otar Left (Julie Bertuccelli, 2003) ***
    23. Blind Shaft (Yang Li, 2003) ***
    24. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004) ***
    25. Touchez pas au grisbi (Jacques Becker, 1954) ***
    26. The Match Factory Girl (Aki Kaurismäki, 1989) ***
    27. Fox and His Friends (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974) ***
    28. Mother Küsters Goes To Heaven (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975) ***
    29. Jesus, You Know (Ulrich Seidl, 2003) ***
    30. Time of the Wolf (Michael Haneke, 2003) ***
    31. DiG! (Ondi Timoner, 2004) ***
    32. Twentynine Palms (Bruno Dumont, 2003) ***
    33. Medea (Lars von Trier, 1987) ***
    34. Crimson Gold (Jafar Panahi, 2003) ***
    35. Bright Leaves (Ross McElwhee, 2003) ***
    36. The City Tramp (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1966) ***
    37. Blissfully Yours (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2002) ***
    38. The Little Chaos (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1966) ***
    39. Forty Guns (Samuel Fuller, 1957) ***
    40. The Mysterious Object at Noon (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2000) **
    41. Zhou Yu's Train (Zhou Sun, 2002) **
    42. Father and Son (Alexander Sokurov, 2003) **
    43. Pale Flower (Masahiro Shinoda, 1964) **
    44. Eternal Sunshine Of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004) **
    45. Millenium Mambo (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 2001) **
    46. The Seagull's Laughter (Ágúst Guðmundsson, 2002) **
    47. Fear of Fear (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975) **
    48. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (Rawson Marshall Thurber, 2004)**
    49. The Phantom Museum (The Brothers Quay, 2003) **
    50. Aki Kaurismäki (Guy Girard, 2001) **
    51. Garden State (Zach Braff, 2004) **
    52. Secret Things (Jean-Claude Brisseau, 2002) *

    NB: I only list films I see in a theater.

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    Money.

    Movies are listed chronologically. The ratings are within. Only movies that are seen in theaters are listed, but every movie seen in a theater will be listed (regardless of the film's original release date).

    (Altogether, I think my rankings are beginning to look like Roger Ebert's. Just liking too many movies.)

    1) Paycheck, 01/01/04: one star out of four
    2) House of Sand and Fog, 01/03/04: two and a half stars out of four
    3) LOTR: ROTK, 01/06/04: four stars out of four
    4) LOTR: ROTK, 01/07/04: four stars out of four
    5) Monster, 01/09/04: three stars out of four
    6) Along Came Polly, 01/16/04: two stars out of four
    7) Torque, 01/16/04: one and a half stars out of four
    8) The Cooler, 01/17/04: three stars out of four
    9) The Butterfly Effect, 01/23/04: two stars out of four
    10) Cidade de Deus, 02/06/04: four stars out of four
    11) Miracle, 02/06/04: two and a half stars out of four
    12) Girl With a Pearl Earring, 02/13/04: three stars out of four
    13) The Dreamers, 02/13/04: three and a half stars out of four
    14) Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, 02/21/04: one star out of four
    15) Les Triplettes de Belleville , 02/22/04: three stars out of four
    16) The Passion of The Christ, 02/25/04: I honestly don't know how to rate this
    17) Enter the Dragon, 02/26/04: three stars out of four
    18) Eurotrip, 02/27/04: two and a half stars out of four
    19) Touching the Void, 02/27/04: three and a half stars out of four
    20) Midnight Express, 03/04/04: three stars out of four
    21) Starsky & Hutch, 03/05/04: two and a half stars out of four
    22) The Fog of War, 03/05/04: three and a half stars out of four
    23) The Fog of War, 03/06/04: three and a half stars out of four
    24) Spartan, 03/12/04: two and a half stars
    25) Secret Window, 03/12/04: two and a half stars
    26) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 03/19/04: three and a half stars
    27) Dawn of the Dead, 03/19/04: two stars
    28) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 03/22/04: three and a half stars
    29) The Ladykillers, 03/26/04: three stars
    30) Walking Tall, 03/27/04: two and a half stars
    31) Hellboy, 04/02/04: two stars
    32) Dogville, 04/15/04: three stars
    33) Kill Bill: Volume 2, 04/16/04: three stars
    34) The Punisher, 04/20/04: two and a half stars
    35) The Girl Next Door, 04/20/04: two and a half stars
    36) Man on Fire, 04/23/04: three stars
    37) Shaolin Soccer, 04/23/04: two stars
    38) Van Helsing 05/10/04: one and a half stars
    39) Super Size Me, 05/13/04: two and a half stars
    40) Io non ho paura, 05/13/04: three stars
    41) Troy, 05/14/04: three stars
    42) Shrek 2, 05/19/04: two stars
    43) Troy, 05/19/04: three stars
    44) The Day After Tomorrow, 05/28/04: two and a half stars
    45) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, 06/18/04: two and a half stars
    46) The Chronicles of Riddick, 06/22/04: one and a half stars
    47) The Terminal, 06/22/04: three stars
    48) Fahrenheit 9/11, 06/25/04: three stars
    49) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 06/29/04: three stars
    50) The Notebook, 06/29/04: three stars
    51) Spider-Man 2, 07/01/04: three stars
    52) King Arthur, 07/13/04: one and a half stars
    53) Spider-Man 2, 07/13/04: three stars
    54) Anchorman, 07/13/04: two and a half stars
    55) I, Robot, 07/16/04: two stars
    56) The Bourne Supremacy, 07/24/04: three and a half stars
    57) Napoleon Dynamite, 07/27/04: three stars
    58) Spider-Man 2, (IMAX) 07/31/04: three stars
    59) The Village, 08/03/04: two and a half stars
    60) The Manchurian Canidate, 08/03/04: two stars
    61) Collateral, 08/06/04: three stars
    62) Collateral, 08/14/04: three stars
    63) Alien vs Predator, 08/14/04: one star
    64) Garden State , 08/27/04: three and a half stars
    65) Hero, 08/27/04: three stars
    66) The Bourne Supremacy, 09/05/04: three and a half stars
    67) Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, 09/05/04: three stars
    68) Nicotina, 09/05/04: two and a half stars
    69) Cops, 09/06/04: three stars
    70) College, 09/06/04: three and a half stars
    71) Cellular, 09/11/04: one and a half stars
    72) Resident Evil: Apocalypse, 09/14/04: two stars
    73) Modern Times, 09/14/04: four stars
    74) Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, 09/18/04: three stars
    75) THX 1138: Director's Cut, 09/20/04: two stars
    76) Donnie Darko: Director's Cut, 09/21/04: three and a half stars
    77) Shaun of the Dead, 10/02/04: three stars
    78) The Forgotten, 10/02/04: two stars
    79) Saw, 10/29/04: one and a half stars
    80) Team America: World Police, 11/01/04: two and a half stars
    81) Alexander, 11/24/04: one and a half stars
    82) Finding Neverland, 11/26/04: three stars
    83) Sideways, 12/05/04: three and a half stars
    84) Closer, 12/06/04: two and a half stars
    85) Kinsey, 12/08/04: three stars
    86) Blade: Trinity, 12/13/04: two stars
    87) Ocean's Twelve, 12/13/04: three stars
    88) The Incredibles,12/15/04: three stars

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    Films ranked by best ---> worst in the following form:



    Film | date seen | Rating out of 10


    1. The Weather Underground | 3/19 | 10
    2. Sideways | 11/5 | 10
    3. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King* | 1/21 | 9.8
    4. Battle of Algiers | 8/22 | 9.5
    5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind | 4/7 | 9.5
    6. Garden State | 10/20 | 9.5
    7. Festival Express | 10/14 | 9.0
    8. Napoleon Dynamite| 10/9 | 9.0
    9. Bourne Supremacy| 9/30 | 8.8
    10. The Incredibles| 12/29 | 8.7
    11. Supersize Me | 6/17 | 8.5
    12. In America* | 2/12 | 8.5
    13. Elf* | 1/4 | 8.3
    14. Collateral | 8/12 | 7.8
    15. Monster | 2/6 | 7.5
    16. Shrek 2 | 6/12 | 7.5
    17. Girl With a Pearl Earring | 2/8 | 7.5
    18. Home on the Range | 4/3 | 7.0
    19. The Day After Tomorrow | 6/5 | 5.8
    20. Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed | 3/29 | 5.5
    21. Teacher's Pet | 1/17 | 4.0
    22. Garfield: the Movie | 6/21 | 3.0


    * Wide release in 2003 but seen in 2004 - films with limited releases snuck in for Oscar consideration (a la Monster) are considered 2004 releases and eligible for the final top 10.

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    1. The Return of the King (*****) Outstanding !! - I know, I know... I took WAY too long to go to see this.
    2. 50 First Dates (*** 1/2) Nice date movie... nothing outstanding but worth seeing.

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    January
    (1/3) - The Usual Suspects: 9/10 - Amazing movie. I didn't see that end coming at all.
    (1/7) - Terminator 3: 8/10 - I liked the way it tied in the first 2. Excellent action and effects.
    (1/9) - Stuck On You: 7/10 - Another winner from the Farrely Brothers.
    (1/22) - From Dusk Till Dawn: 7/10 - Cool little Crime/Vampire movie. Quintin does a great job playing a pshyco here.
    (1/22) - The Ghost & The Darkness: 6.5/10 - Hard to believe this happened. Many slow parts, the lion scenes were great though.
    (1/24) - Narc: 7/10 - Ray Liota was great, and I loved the ending.
    (1/24) - Big Fish: 8.5/10 - Great movie. Entertaining as hell.
    (1/25) - Unbreakable: 7.5/10 - The begining through the middle was great. I loved all the Superhero aspects. Although, the ending felt a little off.
    (1/29) - Underworld: 6/10 - Great action, I couldn't get into the storyline though. I prefer Blade.

    February
    (2/8) - Rounders: 9/10 - Excellent poker movie. Damon was fantastic.
    (2/8) - Out Of Time 7/10 - A cool, sexy thriller. That Eva Mendez is smoking hot!
    (2/9) - Blow 9/10 - A Goodfellas for the new millenium. Depp was outstanding, a very moving performance.
    (2/13) - Lost In Translation: 8/10 - Bill Murray was excellent in this movie. Here's hoping he get's the Oscar.
    (2/14) - Radio: 5/10 - The acting was great, although the movie just seemed like it was trying too hard to be a typical Football or Mentally Challenged Person movie. Pretty cliche'.
    (2/17) - 50 First Dates: 7/10 - A much better movie than I expected it to be. Very funny, and good story. Good job Adam!
    (2/20) - American History X: 7/10 - I didn't like the subject matter that much, although the actings was incredible and the story kept me watching.
    (2/21) - Scrooged: 7.5/10 - Soon to be my favorite Christmas Carol adaptation. Finally saw it, sure it's not the holidays, but it's still a good flick.
    (2/22) - Boogie Nights: 8/10 - Great movie with great characters. A little long, but I'm not complaining. And that Heather Graham...
    (2/22) - Dickie Roberts: 6/10 - I consider myself a David Spade fan, but this movie just felt like a watered down Spade. It was enjoyable.
    (2/25) - Taxi Driver 7/10 - I never got to see the end, but what I saw was a good film. I'm sure it was much better back with it's release, but it still holds strong.
    (2/19) - Royal Tenenbaums 8/10 - Finally got around to seeing the whole movie. Not as good as Rushmore, but all the performances are very entertaining, and the story is excellent.

    March
    (3/6) - Donnie Darko: 6.5/10 - It had some enjoyable moments, although it was just too damn creepy in some scenes which never really payed off. It still did have some funny parts actually, and remained somewhat watchable throughout, despite a few disturbing schitzo scenes.
    (3/7) - Goldeneye: 8/10 - I haven't seen many Bond movies, and this is the first time I've seen Goldeneye all the way through, and it was really good. I couldn't help but directly think of the video game while watching. The movie maintained all of the great old styles of Bond while still throwing new-style stunts and effects at you.
    (3/9) - Starsky & Hutch: 8/10 - Not as funny as I'd hoped, but I'm not saying it wasn't. Very entertaining, and there wasn't much I found wrong with it, but it felt like it could've used a little more, what the french would call... I don't know what.
    (3/14) - True Romance: 8.5/10 - Edit: Upon my second viewing, I enjoyed the movie a whole lot more. Much better than it was the first time. Great characters and dialouge. At times, you can really tell that Tarantino wrote it.
    (3/17) - Four Rooms: 8/10 - I had never heard about this one until a friend told me about it. The premise sounded interesting, and I love Tarintino's work, so I rented it, and I really enjoyed it. It had some great stories throughout, and saving the best for last. The movie started off a little slow, but quickly picked up. I would've rated it higher, but I find that Tim Roth to be quite an over-actor, especially here in a few scenes. But I liked the old fashion style it had to it, and give it a great 8/10.
    (3/18) - Full Metal Jacket: 8.5/10 - I'd always heard about this film and how it's "The best war movie of all time," yatta yatta... While it is very good, it didn't seem to have much story to it, besides that some characters remained throughout. The first half was very interesting, and I thought I was about to see something different from a war movie, but it just turned into a typical one. Although, I was really on the edge of my seat for the final sniper scene.
    (3/24) - Band Of Brothers: 9/10 - After buying it nearly a month ago, I have finally finished all ten episodes. The action was top notch, so was the acting, and pretty much everything woven into the Mini-Series. I found it a little hard to keep up with the characters, but I didn't watch them all together. Excellent!
    (3/30) - The Passion Of The Christ: 9/10 - Well what can I say that hasn't been said? It was moving, breathtaking, artisitc, and very viloent; although not unnessecary violent. It's opened my eyes a lot, and I'm sure many other people too, about what Jesus actually went through, to save all of us. There's some aspects that I probably need explained, but the movie does require backround knowledge of the story. I thought the movie was outstanding, best new release so far this year. And BIG to James Caviezel playing the lead role.

    April
    (4/9) - Jersey Girl: 8/10 - I feel bad not seeing this until today, me being such a big Kevin Smith fan. But I found a whole day that I could use to catch up on some movies i've been meaning to see. Anyways, a little bit of a lighter movie then Kevin usually does, but it still worked. The characters were great, and the story moved along quite niceley. Although at times it was a typical lovy-dovy movie, Kevin seemed to through some of his typical humor in it to remind you that you're still watching a Kevin Smith movie. Bravo Kevin.
    (4/9) - Hellboy: 6/10 - Well, I wasn't planing on seeing this one, but I did. The action was very good, and for some reason, I thought the main character, Hellboy, was just incredibly cool. Although the plot seemed very jagged to me and I felt bored in some parts, the action was solid.
    (4/9) - Girl Next Door: 8/10 - Well, I guess you could say I've kind of grown up with teen-gross-out comedies. Usually I'd just check them out for the T&A and the typical cheap laugh. Although this one was different. There was a great story, great characters, and some real emotion. Don't get me wrong, the T&A was great, and the Elish Cuthbert is so smoking hot, the screen almost lit on fire. I'd take this over American Pie or Eurotrip any day.
    (4/9) - Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind: 7/10 - Jim Carrey, once again trying out his softer side. I loved Man On The Moon, Truman Show, I even thought Liar Liar had some great true acting from Jim; but thought The Majestic was very... stale. Either way, the guy has acting talents, and they were shown here. Although not as much as his other movies. Primarily, the crazy plotline was in focus in this movie. It was funny, romantic, and a "Mind F**k," as these types of movies have been known to be called. It's no Man On The Moon, but it isn't any Majestic either; it's an incredibly interesting movie to watch, and hopefully Jim Carrey doesn't stop with his more serious movies.
    (4/14) - Jaws: 9/10 - I've been doing this thing latley which is seeing all the movies I've been meaning to see. Mostly older movies. This of course is one. I gotta say, really great movie. If it wasn't for the incredibly cheesey looking shark, it'd be perfect. But it was done 30 or so years ago, so I wouldn't blame them for it.
    (4/16) - Brazil: 7/10 - Very strange movie. I suppose that's Gilliam's style. But I'd have to watch this another 1 or 2 times to fully comprehend the movie, so I'm really not sure what to give the rating. Of what I saw, and understood... I'd give around a seven.
    (4/18) - Kill Bill Vol. 2: 10/10 - A helluva lot better than Volume 1, and I loved that movie too, I gave that one a 9. Everything about this movie was just freaking incredible. All the actors did an awesome job, and Tarintino did as well. It was extremley satisfying, and ties up the story very well. To me, this volume felt more like a 'Tarintino Movie' with the dialouge and great character and plot development. I'd love to see a cut of both movies put together, maybe with added scenes? I'd buy it.
    (4/21) - Enemy At The Gates: 8/10 - A really great war movie. The sniper scenes were incredible, and you could definitley feel the tension. I really liked Ed Harris and Rachel Weiz in this one. Great performances. This makes me want to go play some Counter-Strike...
    (4/30) - Tears Of The Sun: 6/10 - A decent war movie, nothing i'd call amazing. Far from the greatness of Band Of Brothers or the excitment of Enemy At The Gates, but a good watch. I like Bruce Willis, but sometimes his acting can be flat, including here. Although the movie ended with a bang, and left me with a good feeling.

    May
    (5/7) - Casino: 8/10 - It's no Goodfellas, but I really enjoyed it. Deniro is awesome as always and Pesci was entertaining... like always.
    (5/7) - Swingers: 9/10 - You know, I REALLY liked this movie. The actors, the music, the events, the video games, and the movie refrences, oh man: Goodfellas, Reservoir Dogs, Jaws... my kind of movie. I didn't really feel for Mike at the end, but we've all been there and know what it's like. Awesome movie I'd definitley watch again. It's MONEY!
    (5/20) - Wonderboys: 8/10 - Excellent movie, only caught it on tv, so I might end up renting it to see the whole thing. Michae Douglas and everyone else did an awesome job, I really liked the characters in this movie. Interesting on the director's part. Curtis Hanson sure doesn't stick to a single genre of his. I like that as opposed to some directors who don't feel confident enough to jump around.
    (5/21) - Mississippi Burning: 7/10 - Watched it in History Class. Pretty good movie, the actors did a nice job. Great portrayal of racism and civil rights abuse in our history.
    (5/23) - Fight Club: 9.5/10 - Well okay... I've seen it before. I bought it yesterday, and watched it today. I'm adding this because I finally understand the movie. A lot of times it's difficult for me to fully understand a movie. It took countless times and many conversations for me to fully figure out The Matrix. Now that I've seen it again, I really did enjoy it. Seeing how everything really is, adds a lot to the replay factor. I don't know if I'd give it a solid 10, but it's definitley up there.
    (5/26) - Easy Rider: 7/10 - Kind of a disappointment, I was expecting a little more from the movie. Without seeing it, I'd always associate this movie with Nicholson, and this being his big break of a movie. But it seems that he doesn't even come into play until halfway through. Some scenes just really didn't work with me. The acid trip, the farm, and the ending. Although, the music, cinematography, and the acting were all great. It's the kind of movie that's good to just kick back and gaze at, and not worry too much about any plot. But all in all, I don't think it exactly lives up to all of the acclaim i've heard, but it's still a good movie.
    (5/31) - Day After Tomorrow: 7.5/10 - A great disaster flick with just the right amount of awesome special effects and an interesting story line. Although some of it is really stretching the line of possibility.... still entertaining.

    June
    (6/12) - Harry Potter 3: 8.5/10 - The best so far. The books keep getting better, let's hope the movies follow as well.
    (6/18)- Dodeball: 7.5/10 - A lot funnier than what I had expected. The previews make it look pathetic, but it really pulls through with the laughs. Ben & Vince are great as always, plus the supporting cast and suprising cameos make it very humorous.
    (6/22) - Elephant: 6/10 - I remember catching the preview for this a long time ago and being captivated by it. The movie looked amazing and frightening. Renting it today, I couldn't wait to finally take a look. Perhaps it was my expectations, but the movie didn't go as deep as I would've liked to. It takes a look at many High School stereotypes, and how a day of school would usually go for many of the characters. It takes a look at how harsh that world can be, and how kids should probably be payed attention to more. I was expecting more of a fictionalized version of Columbine, showing the before/event/ and after-effects; but it sort of works as a "behind the scenes" look. But it's a beautiful movie, and more character driven than I expected. Good? Yes.
    (6/24) - Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid: 8/10 - An older, yet very entertaining movie. A western I suppose you could call it. Very similar to the blockbusters you see today. I wouldn't mind seeing this again.
    (6/24) - The Jerk: 8/10 - Some have called it Steve Martin's best. I don't think I'd disagree too much, this was a helluva funny movie. Very ridiculous, stupid, and full of slapstick humor but Steve makes it work. Classic comedy.
    (6/24) - Evil Dead: 6/10 - This didn't come off as too scary to me, but not many movies frighten me to begin with. I found it rather humorous, but it didn't seem all that intentional. I hear the second of the series actually is more of a comedy though. It was creepy, cheesy, and a pretty cheap movie; but it entertained me for it's short runtime.
    (6/26) - Miller's Crossing: 8.5/10 - As I'm working my way through the Coen Brother's movie list, I've been quite suprised. Both of those guys are incredible film-makers, and it shows through shinely in this one. The cinematography was a big plus for the film, as were the great performances. A very good little mob flick.
    (6/27) - Mystic River: 9/10 - A very powerful movie with some excellent performances. I thought Tim Robbins did an amazing job playing his character.
    (6/28) - Fahrenheit 9/11: 9/10 - The more I think about it, the more my rating changes. I left my lengthy opinion here. In the end, Moore makes some excellent points. This war doesn't have a proper cause, and surley needs to be stopped. The movie was a good, important movie to see, and will likley change the minds of some voters come November.
    (6/29) - Spiderman 2: 9/10 - Technically, I saw a midnight showing, but who reads this anyways, right? Anyways, excellent movie, in many ways: better than the first. I'm glad the story continued the way it did, and I'll be first in line for #3. I loved this movie, and I hope it makes a sh!t load of money, it deserves it.

    July
    (7/1) - Waiting For Guffman: 7/10 - Funny movie. Many of the actors/actresses in here are hilarious, I love these Christopher Guest movies.
    (7/2) - Intolerable Cruelty: 7/10 - Funny, entertaining, and damn does CZJ look gorgeous! I like Clooney, he did a good job. Surley not the Coen's best, but it definitley wasn't bad.
    (7/3) - Raging Bull: 9/10 - Amazing. Deniro surley sits in my Top 5 Actors list, and this movie only solidifies his spot. Excellent performances by all. Beautifully shot as well. Deniro and Scorsese together never disappoint.
    (7/6) - Bronx Tale: 9/10 - Outstanding movie. Loved the characters, the story, the music... a great directing job by Deniro.
    (7/6) - Eurotrip: 7/10 - A lot funnier than I thought it was going to be. The "Scotty Doesn't Know" song was one of the funniest songs I've heard in awhile. A lot of hilarious stuff here. But then, there's some gross/nudity/sex humor that doesn't really work.
    (7/7) - The Producers: 6.5/10 - Apparently, Brooks' first film. It's funny, now that the play is on Broadway, the movie almost sounds like it could be on stage to begin with. It was funny, but not THAT funny.
    (7/7) - Shade: 7.5/10 - A very cool movie. Not as good as Rounders in terms of poker flicks, but it was definitley worth seeing. Some nice twists and turns to keep you watching.
    (7/7) - Bubba Ho-Tep: 8/10 - A really fun movie to watch. As weird as it was... I wanted to keep watching. Great actors, music, story... great movie. Although, the weird level is turned up quite a bit here, so it's not for everyone.
    (7/8) - Anchorman The Legend Of Ron Burgundy: 9/10 - Let me just go ahead and say that Will Ferrell is the funniest man on the face of the earth, he's a God amoungst mortals, and we should all bow down to the Tank, and eat little crackers on Sundays in his name. This movie is easily the funniest movie of the year. I love what Ferrell does, and I love what he did here. He's got the same odd, random, dumb, but smart sense of humor that most Ferrell fans know and love. Although there are some jokes that fall a little flat, what doesn't fall, is enormously hilarious. It's better than Elf, but doesn't quite reach the greatness of Old School. Bravo Will! I hope he does it again soon.
    (7/15) - City Of God: 8/10 - After all the great things I had heard about this movie, it sounded like a masterpiece of film. Even the little box said it's "One of the best movie's you'll ever see!" I don't think it quite reaches that potential. But it was pretty damn good. It was entertaining, compelling, interesting, and dare I say... beautiful? Reminds me of Goodfellas in many ways. People letting the madness of murder take over, but at least the main character brought in a little goodness into the story. Very well done, and I highly recommend it.
    (7/27) - Braveheart: 8.5/10 - Now that I've finally seen it, I realize that Mel Gibson is probably crazier than I thought. It's funny how you can see little similarities between this and The Passion. Anyways, the movie alone was excellent, great story, and awesome battles.
    (7/29) - Batman: 7.5/10 - I love the atmosphere of this movie and with only one villian against Batman, it's a little simpler than some of the other sequels. Keaton and Nicholson were very good in this one.
    (7/31) - Butterfly Effect: 8/10 - Definitley a lot better that I thought it was be. Very disturbing, yet, interesting to watch... I didn't want to get up. Part of me was expecting his friends to shout out 'You just got PUNK'D!' but thankfully they didn't. Ashton did a suprisingly good job here, I hope it leads to more good flicks like this.

    August
    (8/5) - Dr. Stragelove: 6/10 - It had some funny moments here and there, but overall I didn't enjoy it that much. Maybe I wasn't in the mood or the movie is just out of my time, but I didn't find it to be as great as it's claimed to be.
    (8/5) - Bad Santa: 6.5/10 - It was alright... but part of me just thought that this movie could've been so much better than it was. There were many points in the movie where I thought the Billy-Bob's character would develep a little faster, but just took another swig of booze. But overall, not bad, I thought the the kid and Billy-Bob worked well together.
    (8/9) - Magnolia: 8.5/10 - Beautiful movie, with excellent performances, from some great people. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. Even at 3 hours, it didn't seem long to me.
    (8/19) - Mean Streets: 6/10 - Great actors, great director, but I just wasn't feeling this movie too much. It didn't seem like it had a central plotline. Although the actor's did a great job.
    (8/20) - I'm Gonna Git You Sucka: 5.5/10 - It had a few very funny moments, but overall, I didn't think it was anything special.
    (8/26) - Baraka: 8.5/10 - A suprisingly amazing movie, that isn't quite a movie. More of a film or documentary. No words, just images from all around the world. Some shocking, some beautiful, some confusing, and some are even funny (probably unintentionally). There's a lot of stuff here I'm sure I've missed. It'll need another viewing. It was quite good and I suggest any open-minded film geek to check this one out.
    (8/30) - Seabiscuit: 8/10 - A very well done movie. Nothing mind-blowing or specatacular, just a very well done movie. Jeff Bridges was great as Ford, and I even like Maguire's character quite a bit. Quite a piece of work.

    September
    (9/18) - Man On Fire: 7.5/10 - A great performance by DW, but only a good movie overall. The edgy, choppy, wanna-be fresh camera effects seemed unnecessary to the movie, but besides that, everything was solid. But to be honest... I could've used a little more Walken.
    (9/27) - Bookie$: 5/10 - A cool idea at first, but then it gets a little out of control. The drug thing threw it a little off-track in my opinion. A good plot, but poor execution.
    (9/28) - Pretty In Pink: 6/10 - I'm a guy, so don't be so shocked that I didn't enjoy this movie like many others have. I've always thought Breakfast Club was great, but this seemed just mediocre. Although in the end, it did wind up killing about 3 days worth of Language Arts class.
    (9/28) - Super-Size Me: 8.5/10 - Funny, interesting, shocking, and very well done. Not at one point during the movie was I ever bored, or wondering when it would end. I wouldn't mind seeing some more work from this guy. For now... I'm staying clear away from Mr. M's big Golden Arches.
    (9/30) - Envy: 5.5/10 - I was dissappointed, even though I knew it was bad. The plot didn't go the way it could've, and the jokes just weren't funny. Walken was entertaining as always... but I wasn't feelin' it... even though I wanted to.

    October
    (10/18) - Team America: World Police: 8.5/10 - What can I say really? Anything Matt & Trey put out I'm likley to eat up. This wasn't as good as South Park BL&U, not by a long shot. I think I might have over-excited myself for this one. It felt a little disappointing. But the laughs were there, and that's what counts. The action parodies for the post part were right on, but in some cases, they seemed to slow the movie down. They left in little slow moments that even a ridiculous cast of puppets couldn't carry. But when the movie was funny, it was hilarious. Plenty of great jokes and one-liners. It's good that they were just trying to be funny. I'm glad they didn't choose a side and end up bashing the left or the right... they just went for everyone. The music was fantastic, and I can't help but get it stuck in my head. All in all, it could've been a little more solid. The whole movie was more like a stretched out balls-to-the-wall episode of South Park... but in a good way, a great way.
    (10/21) - Chinatown: 7/10 - Excellent. I love Nicholson. But the movie dragged in places, IMO.
    (10/22) - Snatch: 7.5/10 - Excellent flick, but I couldn't follow it though. I should see it again.
    (10/31) - The Ladykillers: 8/10 - I love the Coen Brothers, and they don't disappoint in this one. Nothing extroardinary, but a very entertaining flick.

    November
    (11/1) - Boyz N' The Hood: 8.5/10 - What spiked my interest in this movie was of course GTA: San Andreas which has taken a lot from Boyz N' The Hood. After playing the game, I couldn't help but rent this movie. I loved all the actors and the performances they gave. The exchanges in between Cuba and Lawrence Fishburne were excellent and added a lot to the story. Plus seeing the world through the eyes of somebody who tries to seperate himself from it didn't make it seem too harsh and horrid.
    (11/6) - Friday Night Lights: 8/10 -I love sports movies, especially football movies. I love football movies, especially high school football movies. Every once in awhile one comes around, and most of the time, you're not disappointed. Being based on a acclaimed best-selling book, I was expecting something good. Unfortunatley, I was a little disappointed. In my opinion, I think the camera work and editing could've been a whole helluva lot better. The whole time I was just thinking to myself..."Is this camera man going to cool down? Can we zoom out just a little bit? What is this, Blair Witch?" And of course there's something to be said about the exaggeration used outside the field. Especially involving the drunken father and son. Even if it stays faithful to the book and story, I think they could've eased up a bit. But the one thing that saved this entire movie, in my opinion... was the ending. This had a fucking fantastic ending. ***SPOILER***For the movie's sake, I loved how they didn't win, and the director handled it very well. The actors, the writing, the music, and the director again captured to an unbelieveable extent what it feels like to lose the big game. As far as I know, I haven't seen another footbal movie that ended like that. See it just for the ending, especially if you're a player.
    (11/19) - The Incredibles:9/10 - Pixar's on an unbelieveable streak of good movies and so far I have yet to be disappointed. I got a lot more out of this movie than I thought I would. It clocks in around 2 hours and is almost packed full of too much entertainment to handle, but it blew me away. Great animation, story, and voice talent. My only gripe was that it was practically unbearable. That could've been because I was tired that night, but it was still a huge movie. I could've used a little more Samuel Jackson, but I suppose you can never have enough.
    (11/21) - Spongebob Squarepants: 7.5/10 - I never watched the show too much, but what I've seen, I enjoyed. I saw the movie not really intending to see it, but I got a big kick out of it. It was a lot funnier than I thought it would be. Great off-the-wall humor that is really great, when it works.
    (11/22) - Se7en: 9.5/10 - Probably the greatest thriller I have ever seen. I don't think you could ask for a better cast when it came to this flick. I was hoping for a different ending, but what can ya do. A helluva solid movie.
    (11/27) - Poolhall Junkies: 7.5/10 - A very cool movie that flowed quite nicely. Great actors, cool pool scenes, but a predictable story. It started off great and was going good but I lossed interest about three quarters through. It all held together though and was very entertaining.
    (11/29) - Boondock Saints: 8.5/10 - A pretty good movie. It reminded me of The Usual Suspects a little bit. The acting, cinematography, humor, and action was all very well done. There were some pretty amazing scenes in this film that were just awesome to watch. Although, I felt like I'd seen this movie before and wasn't too blown away like people were. In the end, I do agree that it was a solid flick.
    (11/29) - The Terminal: 8/10 - Much better than I thought it would be. Tom Hanks seems to impress me more and more over time. Actually a pretty funny movie which was very entertaining. Some bits were a cheesy and cliche' but it didn't take much away from the whole film.

    December
    (12/1) - Desperado: 9/10 - What a flick. Top notch action, humor, & dialogue. The wide cast of actors was used very well while it still focused on the main story. Maybe it's just because Salma Hayek's been my fantasy since I was a little boy, but I loved it.
    (12/1) - El Mariachi: 8/10 - This was on a double-feature DVD which happened to be on Desperado. I probably would've never seen it if it wasn't included. It wasn't a huge-budget action shoot-em-up, but it wasn't trying to be. After awhile, you couldn't even notice that it's an independant made movie. Pretty impressive by Rodriguez.
    (12/2) - Once Upon A Time In Mexico: 7/10 - Doesn't live up to the rest of the trilogy, but it was entertaining to say the least. Others have said that the movie tried to do too many stories at once, and I think that's the problem as well. If they would've tightned up the story and focused on the mariachi a little more, it could've been a lot better. But it was definitley fun to watch.
    (12/4) - Hero: 6/10 - Similar to OUATIM, it's great fun to watch, but it didn't seem to have much behind it. I couldn't get into the story and found myself literally just watching it, not getting into it at all. Although the filmmaking was very impressive and is worth pointing out. I wasn't a huge fan of Crouching Tiger either. Maybe I'll give it another viewing.
    (12/7) - Memento: 9/10 - A very interesting movie that was kind of hard to get into for me. I'm glad I did, I enjoyed it quite a bit. The trick of showing the movie scenes in reverse order worked great for the story. Made you feel for the main character more than you would've without it. I wasn't exactly blown away by the acting, but it's just too cool to ignore.
    (12/11) - 25th Hour: 8/10 - A pretty solid movie except for the end in my opinion. It could've wrapped things up a little more. I don't want to spoil anything, but if it would've ended maybe 3-4 minutes before it did, I could've been more satisfied.
    (12/16) - The King Of Comedy: 7/10 - Not at all the movie I was expecting, in fact, it was probably the opposite. I was thinking it was going to be more like a Raging Bull of Comedians... where the main character is the star, but it was more like Taxi Driver, where the main character is someone insignificant. I liked a lot about it, but I wouldn't go writing home about it.
    (12/16) - Collateral: 10/10 - Quite possibly the coolest movie of the year. Jamie Foxx was suprisingly good, as was Tom Cruise. Maybe I'm overrating it a little bit, but I thought it was a perfect crime movie with a solid story and real characters. Great stuff.
    (12/17) - Oceans Twelve: 7/10 - With all of the great talent involved in these movies, it'd be impossible for it not to be entertaining. Plenty of humor to keep you in and tons of twists and turns to keep it interesting. An all-star cast. It got a little old at times, but enjoyable nonetheless.
    (12/18) - Sideways: 8.5/10 - I'd heard some good things about it, checked it out, and enjoyed it immensley. The two actors were excellent and played their characters perfectly. When it was dramatic, it was touching, and when it was funny, it was hilarious. It reminded me of Swingers, except maybe 20 years later. My only gripe with the movie was the length. I felt it dragged a little too long for the type of movie it was... but it was still excellent. One of the better films of the year.
    (12/22) - Napoleon Dynamite: 8/10 - Hilarious. It's just so different, I think that's what people love about it. Don't have much to say... it was funny.
    (12/27) - Blade Trinity: 7/10 - It's what I was expecting. Wild action, cool weapons, the occasional "haha"... it was entertaining. I liked the idea of the human world getting somewhat involved instead of us being looked down upon as usual... although that is done.
    (12/30) - The Life Aquatic: 7/10 - Not as good as I'd hoped... but still good. Wes Anderson's other flicks were definitley better. This one didn't have a very good flow and at one point in the movie... it seemed as if everyone had forgotten about the shark. If it was more focused and had less "quirky" scenes, it would've been much better.

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    bottom of the heap.

    but still on first

    Return of the King = 8 out of 10
    Kill Bill = 9

    Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow = 9
    Alien vs. Predator = 8
    Starsky and Hutch = 7
    Kill Bill Vol. 2 = 10

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    Will list only those films seen theatrically in 2004. Rated on a 4-star scale.

    2004 Film List

    Eligible 2004 releases seen theatrically: 71
    All films seen theatrically in 2004: 78


    ****

    Before Sunset

    ***1/2

    Touching the Void
    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. . .Spring
    A Home at the End of the World

    ***

    The Butterfly Effect
    Spartan
    The United States of Leland
    The Terminal
    The Return
    The Manchurian Candidate
    Collateral
    Garden State
    Intimate Strangers
    Tae Guk Gi
    Vanity Fair
    Maria Full of Grace
    The Mother
    Mean Creek
    Friday Night Lights
    Goddess of Mercy
    Heaven's Bookstore
    Gettin' Square
    Untold Scandal
    Closer

    **1/2

    Calendar Girls
    Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!
    Starsky & Hutch
    Hidalgo
    Secret Window
    Taking Lives
    13 Going on 30
    Good bye, Lenin!
    Shrek 2
    The Day After Tomorrow
    I'm Not Scared
    Spider-Man 2
    I, Robot
    The Bourne Supremacy
    Love Me if You Dare
    Open Water
    We Don't Live Here Anymore
    Cellular
    Wimbledon
    Facing Windows
    Shall We Dance?
    Rewind
    Low Life
    Alfie
    Enduring Love
    House of Flying Daggers

    **

    The Dreamers
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    A Good Lawyer's Wife
    Connie and Carla
    Van Helsing
    The Chronicles of Riddick
    Two Brothers
    The Village
    The Clearing
    Touch of Pink
    The Forgotten
    Cutie Honey
    Sound of Colors
    Breaking News
    Natural City
    The Lost Embrace
    Finding Neverland
    Ocean's 12
    Flight of the Phoenix

    *1/2

    Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason

    *

    Purple Butterfly


    Non-festival 2003 releases seen theatrically in 2004:

    Bubba Ho-tep **1/2
    Monster ***
    Big Fish **1/2
    Girl with a Pearl Earring **
    Triplets of Belleville **
    The Barbarian Invasions ***1/2
    Japanese Story ***

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