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Old 01-03-05, 11:45 PM
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This will be my first year doing this. I ought to have a nice long list before 2005 is up. These are all first time viewings.


Here goes:

(instant classic, must own)

Garden State 1/1/2005--DVD
Infernal Affairs 1/24/2005--DVD
Batman Begins 6/15/2005--Theatre
Million Dollar Baby 7/17/2005--DVD
L'Auberge espagnole 11/5/2005--TV
Crash 11/20/2005--DVD

(buyable, should own)

Napoleon Dynamite 1/1/2005--DVD
Ghost in the Shell 2 - Innocence 1/3/2005--DVD
Buddy 1/8/2005--DVD
Stander 1/18/2005--DVD
Constantine 2/18/2005--Theatre
Jin-Roh - The Wolf Brigade 2/28/2005--DVD
I Huckabees 3/20/2005--DVD
Dirty Pretty Things 3/22/2005--TV
Finding Neverland 3/28/2005--DVD
Sin City 4/1/2005--Theatre
Sideways 4/10/2005--DVD
Closer 4/12/2005--DVD
Ocean's Twelve 4/24/2005--DVD
Hotel Rwanda 4/30/2005--DVD
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events 5/2/2005--DVD
The Chronicles of Riddick 5/15/2005--TV
Assualt on Precinct 13 (2005) 5/24/2005--DVD
The Notebook 6/2/2005--DVD
Mr. and Mrs. Smith 6/14/2005--Theatre
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory 7/15/2005--Theatre
A Very Long Engagement 7/28/2005--DVD
Alfie (2004) 8/5/2005--DVD
The 40-Year-Old Virgin 8/19/2005--Theatre
Oldboy 9/3/2005--DVD
Layer Cake 9/4/2005--DVD
Kung Fu Hustle 9/5/2005--DVD
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 10/13/2005--DVD
Ae Fond Kiss... 10/18/2005--TV
Land of the Dead 10/20/2005--DVD
Unleashed 10/21/2005--DVD
Shaun of the Dead 10/22/2005--DVD
The Elephant Man 11/9/2005--TV
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 11/20/2005--Theatre
King Kong 12/18/2005--Theatre
A Room for Romeo Brass 12/28/2005--TV

(decent, rental - maybe purchaseable)

The Forgotten 1/28/2005--DVD
The Grudge 2/1/2005--DVD
Shark Tale 2/12/2005--DVD
Saw 2/21/2005--DVD
Ray 3/1/2005--DVD
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 3/10/2005--DVD
Flight of the Phoenix 3/15/2005--DVD
Laws of Attraction 3/15/2005--TV
The Final Cut 4/7/2005--DVD
Maria Full of Grace 4/15/2005--DVD
House of Flying Daggers 5/1/2005--DVD
Meet the Fockers 5/6/2005--DVD
The Phantom of the Opera 5/8/2005--DVD
White Noise 5/17/2005--DVD
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 5/23/2005--Theatre
Raising Victor Vargas 5/27/2005--TV
National Treasure 6/6/2005--DVD
Tae Guk Gi - The Brotherhood of War 6/10/2005--DVD
High Tension 6/13/2005--Theatre
Be Cool 6/14/2005--DVD
Hostage 6/28/2005--DVD
War of the Worlds 6/29/2005--Theatre
The Machinist 7/14/2005--DVD
The Island 7/24/2005--Theatre
Steamboy 7/27/2005--DVD
Hitch 8/15/2005--DVD
Sahara 9/2/2005--DVD
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy 9/29/2005--DVD
Robots 10/1/2005--DVD
I, Robot 10/2/2005--TV
The Clearing 10/13/2005--DVD
Super Size Me 10/25/2005--DVD
Ong-bak 11/21/2005--DVD
Fantastic Four 12/7/2005--DVD

(forgettable, rental)

Resident Evil: Apocalypse 1/3/2005--DVD
Team America - World Police 6/5/2005--DVD
Boogeyman 6/8/2005--DVD
Kicking and Screaming 10/14/2005--DVD
Ladder 49 11/3/2005--DVD
House of Wax 11/24/2005--DVD

(trash, ask for your money back!)

Anchorman - Legend of Ron Burgundy 1/2/2005--DVD
The Core 3/1/2005--DVD
Madagascar 11/16/2005--DVD

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01. In Good Company (watched on 1/16/05): 7/10

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1. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2. Howl's Moving Castle
3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
4. War of the Worlds
5. Cinderella Man
6. Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith
7. Batman Begins
8. Kingdom of Heaven
9. Finding Neverland (2004)
10. The Aviator (2004)
11. A History of Violence
12. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
13. Serenity
14. Sin City
15. The Greatest Game Ever Played
16. Sky High
17. Jarhead
18. Fantastic Four
19. The King of Thieves (Phoenix Film Festival)
20. Forces of Nature (IMAX)
21. King Kong
22. The Polar Express (IMAX 3D)
23. March of the Penguins
24. Dreamer
25. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
26. The Longest Yard
27. Robots
28. Sideways (2004)
29. House of Flying Daggers (2004)
30. A Very Long Engagement (2004)
31. Dare to Dream: The Alan Kulwicki Story
32. The Almost Guys (Phoenix Film Festival)
33. Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
34. The Island

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2005 US Theatrical:

Oldboy d. Park Chan-Wook (2003) (03/25)
Batman Begins (The IMAX Experience) d. Christopher Nolan (2005) (06/17)
Tony Takitani d. Jun Ichikawa (2004) (08/02)

Gong Fu (Kung Fu Hustle) d. Stephen Chow Sing-Chi (2004) (04/15)
Hauru no Ugoku Shiro (Howl's Moving Castle) (English Dub) d. Hayao Miyazaki (2004) (06/11)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory d. Tim Burton (2005) (07/30)
Crash d. Paul Haggis (2005) (08/09)
Sud Pralad (Tropical Malady) d. Apichatpong Weerasethakul (2004) (08/21)

Les Choristes (The Chorus) d. Christophe Barratier (2004) (01/09)
The Interpreter d. Sydney Pollack (2005) (06/24)
Duma d. Carroll Ballard (2005) (08/21)

Steamboy (Director's Cut with Subtitles) d. Katsuhiro Ôtomo (2004) (03/25)
War of the Worlds d. Steven Spielberg (2005) (07/19)

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith d. George Lucas (2005) (06/12)

2004 Theatrical Catch-Up:

Kinsey d. Bill Condon (2004) (02/06)
Finding Neverland d. Marc Forster (2004) (02/23)
The Incredibles d. Brad Bird (2004) (03/13)

Mar Adentro (The Sea Inside) d. Alejandro Amenábar (2004) (01/09)

2005 Repertory / Retrospective / Festival Screenings:

Qingmei Zhuma (Taipei Story) d. Edward Yang (1985) (01/28)
Kongbu Fenzi (The Terrorizer) d. Edward Yang (1986) (01/28)
Haitan de Yitian (That Day, On The Beach) d. Edward Yang (1983) (01/29)
Salinui Chueok (Memories of Murder) d. Bong Jun-Ho (2003) (02/23)
Vital d. Shinya Tsukamoto (2004) (02/12)
Bronenosets Potyomkin (Battleship Potemkin) (2005 Restoration) d. Sergei M. Eisenstein (1925) (05/30)
Joze to Tora to Sakana Tachi (Josee, the Tiger, and the Fish) d. Isshin Inudou (2003) (06/22)
Warai no Daigaku (University of Laughs) d. Mamoru Hosi (2004) (06/25)
Kekexili d. Chuan Lu (2004) (06/29)

Operetta Tanuki Goten (Princess Raccoon) d. Seijun Suzuki (2005) (06/25)
Shimotsuma Monogatari (Kamikaze Girls) d. Tetsuya Nakashima (2004) (07/01)
Jumeogi Unda (Crying Fist) d. Ryu Seung-Wan (2005) (07/02)
Sugata Sanshiro d. Akira Kurosawa (1943) (09/16)

Video First-Time Screenings (OAR DVD unless otherwise noted):

La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast) d. Jean Cocteau (1946) (01/17)
North by Northwest d. Alfred Hitchcock (1959) (02/07)
Maborosi d. Hirokazu Koreeda (1995) (04/16)
Ohayô (Good Morning) d. Yasujiro Ozu (1959) (04/25)
Vozvrashcheniye (The Return) d. Andrei Zvyagintsev (2003) (05/17)
Some Like It Hot d. Billy Wilder (1959)
Wonderful Life (After Life) d. Hirokazu Koreeda (1998)
Yin Ji Kau (Rouge) d. Stanley Kwan Kam-Pang (1988)
Los Olvidados (The Young and the Damned) d. Luis Buñuel (1950) (TCM) (08/06)
A Night to Remember d. Roy Baker (1958) (08/26)

The Big Blue (Director's Cut) d. Luc Besson (1988) (03/28)
Die Xue Jie Tou (Bullet in the Head) d. John Woo (1990) (05/14)
Palwolui Christmas (Christmas in August) d. Heo Jin-Ho (1998) (05/18)
Wong Fei-Hung (Once Upon a Time in China) d. Tsui Hark (1991) (05/24)
Wong Fei-hung Ji Yi: Naam Yi Dong Ji Keung (Once Upon a Time in China II) d. Tsui Hark (1992) (06/06)
L'Âge D'Or d. Luis Buñuel (1930) (06/08)
Shallow Grave d. Danny Boyle (1994) (06/12)
Trainspotting d. Danny Boyle (1996) (07/05)
Xiao Ao Jiang Hu (Swordsman) d. King Hu (Acting Directors: Tsui Hark, Ching Siu-Tung, Raymond Lee Wai-Man) (1990) (07/23)
Citizen Ruth d. Alexander Payne (1996) (08/29)
Survive Style 5+ d. Gen Sekiguchi (2004) (09/04)

Garden State d. Zach Braff (2004) (02/19)
Ray d. Taylor Hackford (2004) (02/26)
Tirez Sur Le Pianiste (Shoot the Piano Player) d. François Truffaut (1960) (03/12)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 d. Quentin Tarantino (2004) (04/24)
Wong Fei-Hung Tsi Sam: Siwong Tsangba (Once Upon a Time in China III) d. Tsui Hark (1993) (06/09)
Xiao Ao Jiang Hu Zhi Dong Fang Bu Bai (Swordsman II) d. Ching Siu-Tung (1992) (07/27)
Cabin in the Sky d. Vincente Minnelli (1943) (TCM) (08/12)

Public Access d. Bryan Singer (1993) (02/04)
You Got Served d. Christopher B. Strokes (2004) (02/24):
Yinghung Bunsik III (A Better Tomorrow III) d. Tsui Hark (1989) (04/04)
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break d. Edward Cline (1941) (05/21)

Evil Dead II d. Sam Raimi (1987)
Alone in the Dark d. Uwe Boll (2005) (bootleg SVCD) (02/24)
Yinghung Bunsik II (A Better Tomorrow II) d. John Woo (1987) (03/26)
Versus d. Ryuhei Kitamura (2000) (04/21)
Austin Powers in Goldmember d. Jay Roach (2002) (P&S VHS) (04/22)
Leonard Part 6 d. Paul Weiland (1987) (06/30)
Glitter d. Vondie Curtis Hall (2001) (06/30)
Gunhed d. Alan Smithee (Masato Harada) (1989) (08/29)

2005 US Theatrical Top 10:

01. Salinui Chueok (Memories of Murder) d. Bong Jun-Ho
01. Tony Takitani d. Jun Ichikawa
03. Boksuneun Naui Geot (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance) d. Park Chan-Wook
04. Oldboy d. Park Chan-Wook
05. A History of Violence d. David Cronenberg
06. La Face Cachée de la Lune (The Far Side of the Moon) d. Robert Lepage
07. Capote d. Bennett Miller
08. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada d. Tommy Lee Jones
09. Batman Begins d. Christopher Nolan
10. Walk the Line d. James Mangold

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2005 Releases
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005, Director Jean-François Richet, DVD) - **3/4
Batman Begins (2005, Director Christopher Nolan, Theater) - ****
Be Cool (2005, Director F. Gary Gray, DVD) - **3/4
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, Director Tim Burton, Theater) - ***3/4
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, Director Andrew Adamson, Theater) - ****
Constantine (2005, Director Francis Lawrence, DVD) - **1/2
Fantastic Four (2005, Director Tim Story, Theater) - ***1/4
Flightplan (2005, Director Robert Schwentke, Theater) - ***
The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005, Director Judd Apatow, Theater) - ***3/4
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, Director George Clooney, Theater) - ****
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005, Director Mike Newell, Theater) - ****
A History of Violence (2005, Director David Cronenberg, Theater) - ***1/2
Hitch (2005, Director Andy Tennant, Theater) - ***1/4
The Interpreter (2005, Director Sydney Pollack, DVD) - ***
The Island (2005, Director Michael Bay, Theater) - ***
King Kong (2005, Director Peter Jackson, Theater) - ****
Land of the Dead (2005, Director George A. Romero, Theater) - ***1/4
L4yer CakЄ (2005, Director Matthew Vaughn, DVD) - ***
The Longest Yard (2005, Director Peter Segal, DVD) - **1/4
Millions (2005, Director Danny Boyle, DVD) - ***3/4
Munich (2005, Director Steven Spielberg, Theater) - ****
Red Eye (2005, Director Wes Craven, Theater) - ***
Sin City (2005, Directors Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller & Quentin Tarantino, DVD) - ***3/4
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005, Director George Lucas, Theater) - ***3/4
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005, Director Peter Michels, DVD) - ***1/4
Syriana (2005, Director Stephen Gaghan, Theater) - ****
Transporter 2 (2005, Director Louis Leterrier, Theater) - ***
Unleashed (Danny the Dog) (2005, Director Louis Leterrier, DVD) - ***1/4
War of the Worlds (2005, Director Steven Spielberg, Theater) - ***1/2
Wedding Crashers (2005, Director David Dobkin, Theater) - ***1/2

2004 Releases (continued)
Closer (2004, Director Mike Nichols, DVD) - ***1/2
Collateral (2004, Director Michael Mann, DVD) - ****
The Day After Tomorrow (2004, Director Roland Emmerich, DVD) - **3/4
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004, Director Rawson Marshall Thurber, DVD) - ***
Garden State (2004, Director Zach Braff, DVD) - ***3/4
Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle: Extreme Unrated (2004, Director Danny Leiner, DVD) - ***1/2
The Incredibles (2004, Director Brad Bird, DVD) - ***1/2
In Good Company (2004, Director Paul Weitz, DVD) - ***1/2
I, Robot (2004, Director Alex Proyas, DVD) - ***1/4
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004, Director Wes Anderson, DVD) - ***1/2
The Machinist (2004, Director Brad Anderson, DVD) - ***3/4
Meet the Fockers (2004, Director Jay Roach, Theater) - ***1/2
National Treasure (2004, Director Jon Turteltaub, DVD) - **1/2
Open Water (2004, Director Chris Kentis, DVD) - ***1/4
Saw (2004, Director James Wan, DVD) - ***1/4
Shaun of the Dead (2004, Director Edgar Wright, DVD) - ***1/2
Sideways (2004, Director Alexander Payne, Theater) - ****
Spider-Man 2 (2004, Director Sam Raimi, DVD) - ***1/2
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004, Director Stephen Hillenburg, DVD) - ***1/4
Team America: World Police (2004, Director Trey Parker, DVD) - ***1/4
The Village (2004, Director M. Night Shyamalan, DVD) - **3/4

Other Films Seen for the First Time
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948, Director Charles Barton, DVD) - ***1/2
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, Directors Michael Curtiz & William Keighley, DVD) - ****
And Then There Were None (1945, Director René Clair, DVD) - ***
The Bank Dick (1940, Director Edward F. Cline, TV) - ***1/4
The Body Snatcher (1945, Director Robert Wise, DVD) - ***1/4
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935, Director James Whale, DVD) - ****
Call Northside 777 (1948, Director Henry Hathaway, DVD) - ***1/2
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002, Director George Clooney, DVD) - ***1/4
Dracula (1931, Director Tod Browning, DVD) - **1/4
Duck Soup (1933, Director Leo McCarey, TV) - ***1/2
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003, Director Troy Miller, DVD) - *
Ed Wood (1994, Director Tim Burton, DVD) - ***1/4
Frankenstein (1931, Director James Whale, DVD) - ***
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943, Director Roy William Neill, DVD) - ***1/2
Friday After Next (2002, Director Marcus Raboy, DVD) - **1/4
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996, Director Robert Rodriguez, DVD) - **3/4
Gunga Din (1939, Director George Stevens, DVD) - ***1/2
I Walked with a Zombie (1943, Director Jacques Tourneur, DVD) - *3/4
JFK (1991, Director Oliver Stone, DVD) - ****
John Q (2002, Director Nick Cassavetes, TV) - ***
Knockaround Guys (2002, Directors Brian Koppelman & David Levien, DVD) - **3/4
Léon: The Professional: Uncut International Version (1994, Director Luc Besson) - ****
Le Samouraï (1967, Director Jean-Pierre Melville, DVD) - ****
The Magnificent Seven (1960, Director John Sturges, TV) - ***1/4
Matchstick Men (2003, Director Ridley Scott, DVD) - ***1/4
Minority Report (2002, Director Steven Spielberg, DVD) - ***1/2
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943, Director William A. Wellman, DVD) - ***3/4
Panic in the Streets (1950, Director Elia Kazan, DVD) - ***1/4
Psycho (1960, Director Alfred Hitchcock, TV) - ****
Rebel Without a Cause (1955, Director Nicholas Ray, DVD) - **3/4
Ronin (1998, Director John Frankenheimer) - ***1/2
Seconds (1966, Director John Frankenheimer, DVD) - ***
Strangers on a Train (1951, Director Alfred Hitchcock, DVD) - ****
Stripes (1981, Director Ivan Reitman, DVD) - **3/4
The Recruit (2003, Director Roger Donaldson, DVD) - ***1/4
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985, Director William Friedkin, DVD) - **3/4
True Romance (1993, Director Tony Scott, DVD) - ***1/4
28 Days Later (2002, Director Danny Boyle, DVD) - ***1/2
Whasango (2001, Director Tae-gyun Kim, DVD) - ***
12 Angry Men (1957, Director Sidney Lumet, DVD) - ****
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971, Director Mel Stuart, DVD) - ***
The Wolf Man (1941, Director George Waggner, DVD) - ****

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Hmm.. I'll give this a try. I didn't know dvd releases count from the previous year. I would think this is solely based on theater experiences.

Anyways, onto the months in which I've seen a film in a theater.

Million Dollar Baby
Rating: 8/10
Very good story, very subtle and didn't give you the happy ending. Best paced movie by Clint yet (as he has a bad habit of really taking too much time to draw things out.) Wonderful performence by Swank, Clint and Morgan at their usual best. Interesting cinematography and a better score than usual from Clint.

Rating: 7/10
Sure it's the same old Will Smith type character and it's a cliche story but I happened to like it. And Will didn't go too over the top.

Rating: 4/10
Good attempt, but it's just that... an attempt. Could do without the scare using loud noise tactics.

Rating: 7/10
I stopped reading/collecting comics before Hellblazer was released so I went into this without any expectations. Ended up enjoying it. Kind of Johnny Mneumonic meets Dogma.

Imaginary Heroes
Rating: 7/10
Solid script and directorial debut for Dan Harris about a dysfunctional family dealing with a suicide. Great performance by Sigourney Weaver. Starts off slow, but picks up as you learn more about the characters.

Be Cool
Rating: 8/10
Really enjoyed this quick trip thru the music industry and the Rock and Vince Vaughn had me Christina Milian was smokin' hot.

Man of the House
Rating: 6.5/10
Pretty fun movie. Just moved along rather quickly to establish everything and everyone. Christina Milian was smokin' hot.

Steamboy (dubbed version)
Rating: 6.5/10
Top notch animation. Scenery was superb. A little different that usual anime fare since this is set in the UK. But I wish to see the original Japanese version. It seemed as if there were some cuts trimmed or just plain, bad editing.

Kung Fu Hustle
Rating: 7/10
I think Shaolin Soccer and God of Cookery are better movies. Not too crazy about the story, but Chow has done a much better job integrating the various visual effects. Lots of little spoofs and homages. Odd to see the blood toned down in the US theatrical release eventhough it carries an R rating.

Sin City
Rating: 6.5/10
While I loved the visuals, some of the dialog is just over the top, pulp noir. I think the dialog is a fine fit for the comic books, but it just doesn't flow as smoothly here. Very fine film in terms of film making.

The Upside of Anger
Rating: 7.5/10
Wonderful performance by Joan Allen and a fine ending of Costner's baseball career roles. Supporting cast is great too, with Erika Christiansen and Keri Russell looking really good.

Miss Congenialty II: Armed and Fabulous
Rating: 6.5/10
Having not seen the first one (but knowing the basic premise) this was funny enough to make me giggle. I didn't see enough of Sandra in her tough gal mode to make the distinction and Diedrich Bader was really funny as her stylist. Lethal Weapon with girls.

XXX: State of the Union
Rating: 6/10
Not bad but Cube isn't leading man material and can't pull this off like Damon does with the Jason Bourne. The action is ok, th eopnening sequence is pretty cool, but problems with the plot at the end and horrible effects by ILM kind of ruin the whole experience.

Star Wars - Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Rating: 7/10 * First Viewing
Lucas has a terrible time writing dialogue. I think the acting is still a bit wooden. But the visual overload and action sequences make it enjoyable. Will watch this a few more times for it to set in and will review again at a later date.

War of the Worlds
Rating: 5/10
Boring. While Cruise had a solid performance, the film fell flat for me. I prefer the original movie (having never read the book). I just have a deeper fondness for the original. Plus the aliens were a little too ID4-ish for me that it took me out of the movie.

Fantastic Four
Rating: 6/10
If it weren't for Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis, I would've really hated this movie. And I believe Alba as a Geneticist about as much as I believe Denise Richards and a Nuclear Physicist. Thank god I can tune out her acting and just watch her looking bodacious. Bad visuals, bad script, and changing Ben's and Doom's backgrounds didn't do that much for me.

Longest Yard
Rating: 6.5/10
I'm not too keen on semi-serious Adam (other than Punch Drunk Love). I just think he's losing his appeal. He did a fairly good job but there was something missing. The football sequences are fine, hard hitting action, but something just didn't take it to the next level to make it more funny or enjoyable.

Mr & Mrs Smith
Rating: 8/10
I really enjoyed this movie. Pitt and Jolie have good chemistry together and I really like Doug Liman's action directing. Not much that's bad in this film. I thought it was well paced. Almost a When Harry Met Sally meets War of the Roses.

Batman Begins
Rating: 7/10
I'm really torn. I liked this movie, but I didn't like it at the same time. And I still contend that my choice of Bruce Wayne is Michael Keaton. Bale did a good job, but damn_he moves is mouth a lot when he's talking in the cowl. And Bruce turns into a Playboy overnight and his disappearance isn't questioned? He reveals himself to Rachel which puts her in an awkward position since she's a DA? Those two things bothered me.

Rating: 6/10
This movie suffers from Star Trek syndrome. The need to cram everything in at the end because it's 10 minutes from ending. Not as bad as most say, the acting is fine, the story isn't. Pretty good VFX from Digital Domain tho.

Rating: 6/10
I guess I'm still trying to comprehend why Wong Kar Wai is such a highly touted director. It was an interesting movie. I have In the Mood for Love on DVD, but haven't watched it yet. Some of the visual styles are nicely done while others aren't. Slow paced movie much like some of Clint Eastwood's directing. Ziyi Zhang

The Wedding Crashers
Rating: 9/10
I haven't laughed this much in a long time. Vaughn is perfect. His monologue at the beginning about casual dating was just rofl. Wilson was ok as the sensitive guy, but Vaughn really made the movie. Not as over the top as his character in Be Cool, but certainly just as memorable. Doesn't get a perfect 10 because of the tease of Jane Seymore. Kinda left her character with no closure.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Rating: 7.5/10
A really good film about understanding faith and belief in God and the devil. A solid courtroom drama with great acting performances by Wilkinson and Scott. Only a couple of cliched scenes prevented this from being better. Definately not a horror flick.

Rating: 7.5/10
Favreau does a great job visually capturing the space adventure. He does his best with the kids but I felt their growth to be a little forced. Fun and he moves right into the action so you;re not distracted by the lack of big named talent.

Memoirs of a Geisha
Rating: 7/10
Visually, this film is stunning. The story, well... it's cliched. The music... borrowed from Hero, HoFD and CTHD. The acting... I've seen these performances before... nothing new from Ziyi Zhang, Michelle Yeoh, Ken Watanabe. The ending, you can see coming a mile away. Yet, it's still a nice film.

King Kong
Rating: 6.5/10
Longer than it needed to be. Fine performances by Kong and Naomi. CG integration with live action needed some smoothing also.

Fun with Dick and Jane
Rating: 6/10
Decent movie, felt it should have been a darker comedy (more Cable Guy than the combo Liar,Liar Truman Show), but it's ok.

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****1/2 Sideways -(Excellent script and acting, smart and witty writing)

****1/2 Million Dollar Baby - (Great acting, story and direction)

*** Aviator (A bit long, didn't buy Leo as Hughes otherwise fine)
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Better late than never, I suppose.

1. 01/15/05, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: three stars
2. 01/15/05, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou: three stars
3. 01/16/05, Hotel Rwanda: three stars
4. 01/24/05, Million Dollar Baby: four stars
5. 01/29/05, In Good Company: three stars
6. 01/29/05, Hide and Seek: two stars
7. 02/07/05: The Aviator: three stars and a half stars
8. 02/12/05: Ong-bak: two stars
9. 03/22/05: Constantine: two and a half stars
10. 03/28/05: Millions: three stars
11. 04/01/05: Sin City: three stars
12. 04/20/05: Sin City: three stars
13. 05/06/05: Crash: three and a half stars
14. 05/09/05: Kung Fu Hustle: two and a half stars
15. 05/16/05: Kingdom of Heaven: two and a half stars
16. 05/17/05: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: two stars
17. 05/23/05: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith: two and a half stars
18. 07/05/05: Batman Begins: three stars
19. 07/16/05: Wedding Crashers: two stars
20. 07/25/05: Mr. & Mrs. Smith: two stars
21. 07/27/05: War of the Worlds: two and a half stars
22. 08/01/05: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: two stars
23. 08/01/05: Bad News Bears: two and a half stars
24. 09/02/05: The Transporter 2: two stars
25. 09/07/05: The Constant Gardener: three stars
26. 09/11/05: The 40 Year Old Virgin: two stars

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This list is my ranking of movies released theatrically in 2005.

1. Oldboy
2. Sin City
3. Crash
4. Batman Returns
5. Revenge of the Sith
6. Kung-Fu Hustle
7. One Missed Call

8. Haute Tension
9. The Longest Yard
10. War of the Worlds

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Elektra -- 9 out of 10
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Uh, Corvin, it's 2005. Hope you're writing your checks correctly.
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I know I have a post already. But I LOVED Elektra. Comic Book Classic IMHO. I can see why people wouldn't like it,but I (again) Loved it.
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2005 Film List (out of 4 stars)

01. Grizzly Man - ****
Poetic and philosophically poignant film about a man who looked into the abyss and saw himself. Where most of us would leave it at that, he dove right in. Nobody quite does a documentary like Werner Herzog; a masterpiece.

02. Nobody Knows - ***1/2
A beautifully shot and moving portrait of familial love and responsibility. I'm not sure I've ever seen a movie that better captures the world through the eyes of a child. The performances are breathtakingly flawless; these kids aren't acting, they're being (Yûya Yagira, the 14-year-old Cannes Best Actor winner was well deserved). Never cloying or precious, and never settling for easy answers, the film fittingly glides by as an exploration rather than a narration. If only it were 30 minutes shorter, I might be using the M-word.

03. Rize - ***1/2
Beautifully photographed and compellingly told story of "krumping," an underground dance movement born from the same seed as hip-hop, and yes, punk. What is most convincing is the way LaChapelle weaves the characters' personal battles with the overall tapestry of the community, culminating in a new art movement that is all at once a violent personal cartharsis and an intense form of reactionary protest. If at times it seems a bit on the nose, its earnestness is never lost. Vital.

04. Constantine - ***1/2
Tour-de-force of sound and color. Keanu does his best Keanu impression, but you have to hand it to him: he looks damn good in a designer black suit. Plot is incomprehensible; at one point, I just stopped trying to follow and let the images and sounds wash over me. The representations of Gabriel and Satan were unpredictable, provocative, and surreal. I'd much rather start seeing these comic book films done with interestingly original flair like this than the cookie-cutter Hollywood-pandering schmalz that is becoming more regular. Unless an established auteur is involved (Raimi, Nolan, etc.), these films should be made by someone who can maintain the spirit of comic books: creativity, stupid.

05. Kung Fu Hustle - ***
Wild and fun, an original vision made up of past remnants. Not to take away anything from Tarantino, but he's no longer the only reflexively-built pastiche filmmaker on the block. Would have liked to see more of Lollipop Girl.

06. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room - ***
Sometimes truth is more unbelievable than fiction. I don't know which is more galling: what they did, or the condescending arrogance with which they did it.

07. The Balled of Jack and Rose - ***
Full of potent symbols and ideas, Ballad of Jack and Rose is an incredibly earnest but somewhat awkward tale of the impossibility of maintaining an idealized life in an ever "progressing" world. Daniel Day Lewis is electric, and the direction by Rebecca Miller is haunting and lyrical. Not quite the success it thinks it is, but you have to admire the ambition.

08. Fever Pitch - ***
The Ferrelly Brothers are the smartest comedy directors in mainstream Hollywood. Rousing and truthful, with much to say about our need and ability to construct cultural event bonding in the absence of the family unit, and how the manner in which is still determined by good 'ole class structure. Great dialogue and characters; feels like a more breezy Woody Allen.

09. Elektra - ***
More moody and character-driven than the usual comic book fare, I was instantly impressed by the simple, stripped-down story, which relied more on archetypal narrative points than hack-screenwriter conceits. I also was pleased with the old fashioned approach, opting for a more classical aesthetic than cartoonish video game fetishness. Garner scowls through most of her performance, and her costume is wretched, but it's somewhat refreshing to see a female character in her position not be completely fetishized or sexed up; her vulnerable tomboy persona even has quirky OCD ticks. Ultimately, the film's main tension seemed to resonate from the almost subversive conflict of an individualistic woman trying to find some semblance of refuge in today's man-eat-man, hi-tech corporate world- if it is even possible for a woman to have a successful role as both a nurturer and a hunter, something which our society often demands from them. And the guy with the tattoos is fucking cool.

10. It's All Gone Pete Tong - ***
Goofy Trainspotting-wannabe druggie film takes an abrupt turn halfway into a sincere comment on the transitive power of music and art. Anchored by an energized and charismatic Paul Kaye, the film succeeds because he can make his detestable character seem likable. If that isn't the mark of a great actor, I don't know what is. Beautiful colors and creative set design, with strong supporting work by Mike Wilmot as the shit-eating manager. Try to stick with it through the forced first act.

11. Murderball - ***
Brutally honest and unflinching portrait of quadriplegics' will to continue life as best they can. Slightly sentimental picture of the game itself. Still very moving. Original score is very effective.

12. House of D - ***
Cut off the awkward and forced bookends, and you have a convincingly gawky portrait of a teenager trying to find his way, made compelling by the fantastic performance by Anton Yelchin. He made the entire film; I will see whatever he is in next, no questions asked. Yeah, a lot of it is hokey, but so what.

13. Rory O’Shea Was Here - ***
James McAvoy should be a star.

14. Vodka Lemon - ***
A very small film that paints a bleak portrait of an even smaller area in the world that probably shouldn't exist. Contains three moments of absolute transcendent brilliance.

15. The Devil's Rejects - ***
Wild, unhinged, and dirty, Rob Zombie should have been the one to direct the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake. At times a little too goofy for it's own good, Rob could benefit to use a tad bit of focus and restraint. Having said that, you get the feeling the guy made exactly the film he set out to make, and in this day and age he deserves kudos for that. Maybe not a great film, but definitely not a boring one. He just needs to stop casting his uncharismatic wife in lead roles.

16. Thumbsucker - **1/2
The tagline reads "I really liked that the film sucked." Which is definitely a risk, considering the level of irony involved is not as deep as the marketing honchos might think. Interesting jumble of themes and motifs that never really come together into anything substantial. There are a lot of ideas floating around, but Mike Mills, the writer/director, doesn't know quite what to do with them. But Lou Pucci could be the next Johnny Depp, Tilda Swinton and Vincent D'Onofrio are very good, and Chase Offerle turns a thankless role into something memorable.

17. Sahara - **
Matthew McConaughey is the most dashing movie star that isn't. Interesting how the script is infused with a dose of politically-aware worldview ("No one cares about Africa"), yet is oblivious to the arrogant third-world-as-white-man's-playground conceit. Nice photography, incomprehensible plot.

18. Hustle & Flow - *1/2
Simultaneously too pompous (this is the black experience) and safe(a non-abusive pimp with a heart of gold) to be enjoyed as pulp, the film carries the dangerous message that success is grounded only by playing the game by the rules already in place: to perpetuate your own stereotypes. Despite that electric scene where the first beat is created, and Terrence Howard's star turn, the film doesn't have a fresh idea in it's head. If anything, the film proves (on many levels) that by giving them exactly what they want, and what they expect, you too can be a success. Which is depressing as hell.

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Scale: from ½ to * * * * *
I will include as 2005 movies, 2004 foreign films that did not get a US distributor until 2005.

Last Update: 1/8/2006

2005 Movies

The Downfall (Der Untergang) (Germany) (2004)

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Mad Hot Ballroom
Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai) (Japan) (2004)
Sin City
Walk the Line

Batman Begins
Brokeback Mountain
In Good Company
King Kong
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Kung Fu Hustle (Gong Fu) (China/Hong Kong) (2004)
Machuca (Chile) (2004)
The Matador
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Broken Flowers
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Hana and Alice (Japan) (2004)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Layer Cake (UK) (2004)
Life is a Miracle (Serbia) (2004)
March of the Penguins
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Nessun Messaggio in Segreteria (Italy)
Revolver (France/UK)
Saving Face
Saw II
Simon (Netherlands)
The Squid and the Whale
Wedding Crashers

The 40 Year Old Virgin
A History Of Violence
The Aristocrats
Cinderella Man
Corpse Bride
The Constant Gardner
De battre, mon coeur c'est arrete (France)
Good Night, And Good Luck.
Grizzly Man
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Howl's Moving Castle (Japan)
The Island
Lord of War
Memoirs of a Geisha
Mrs. Henderson Presents
North Country
Ong-Bak (Thailand) (2004)
Pride and Prejudice
Sky High
Steamboy (Japan) (2004)
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
The Upside of Anger

Aeon Flux
Assault on Precinct 13
Fantastic Four
Four Brothers
The Jacket
Kingdom of Heaven
Mr and Mrs Smith
Must Love Dogs
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
War of the Worlds

The Brothers Grimm


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01. King Kong
02. Crash
03. Munich
04. Capote
05. Cinderella Man
06. Walk the Line
07. The Squid and the Whale
08. War of the Worlds
09. Sin City
10. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith



01. Stealth
02. Mr. and Mrs. Smith
03. White Noise
04. Boogeyman
05. Cursed
06. Be Cool
07. XXX: State of the Union

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2005 theatrical releases only:

1. Sin City
2. Kung Fu Hustle
3. - 99. to be announced

100. Elektra
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out of a rating of ***** stars.

Movies Released in 2005 - Seen at the Theater or Drive In
The 40 Year Old Virgin - Hilarious, I couldn't believe it was that funny.
The Wedding Crashers - Very funny. I did expect more crashing though. Vince Vaughn was so crazy. It was weird to see Owen Wilson acting a little more sedate & sort of morose though.

Waiting - Funny & really shows what it's like to put up with the public. I wish Dane Cook had a bigger role though. That kid from Jeepers Creepers is getting cute.
Walk the Line - So good it turned by sister into a Johnny Cash fan. Joaquin Phoenix was adorable every time he said "I'm Johnny Cash".
Sin City - I really liked this movie. I just had to get past the implausibility of the invincible characters. The only thing I would have added is more sex.
Constantine- I didn't know much about this movie going in. I'm an aethiest, but I still find some movies like this interesting. The detractor for me was Gavin Rossdale (who I used to love in '90s when he was in Bush). I found him annoying & not as attractive as he used to be.
The Man With The Screaming Brain - This was really funny. Luckily I get to see it again soon. I saw it at a Bruce Campbell screening & he really watched the audience to see what they thought, which shows he cares.

House of Wax - Cool, very violent.
Deuce Bigaelow: European Gigolo - Very, very funny.
Aeon Flux - Better than I expected. I loved the Stuart Townsend cameo in the beginning. It had a plot & Jonny Lee Miller.
Land of the Dead- I thought that the evolving zombie thing was interesting. I was happy to see Leguizamo in a fun movie. Dennis Hopper has never been less threatening though.
The Devil's Rejects- It was about as good I expected it to be. I don't know why they couldn't have one good looking guy in it though. They have Rob Zombie's wife for the guys.
The Skeleton Key - Fun movie with a good twisty ending. I wish there had been more Peter Sarsgaard though.

In Her Shoes - It wasn't what I expected after reading the book. Cameron Diaz didn't really inhabit the Maggie character. I liked that they changed Rose's bf to the cute guy from Conrad Bloom, as opposed to the strange looking guy mentioned in the book.
The Ringer - I saw this with my sister, because it looked sort of funny & we'd decided that Johnny Knoxville was actually hot after we saw the trailer. It wasn't as funny I expected though.
The Island - I thought it was pretty good. However this is my least favorite Scarlett Johansson performance. I was happy to see Steve Buscemi appear in it.

The Transporter 2 - Jason Statham's still hot, but I definitely prefer the original. It had a child storyline, uck & was set in America.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - This was okay & fun in parts, but not as good I expected.
The Wedding Date - Okay, but could have been a lot better. There wasn't much chemistry between the leads. Dermot Mulrooney looked great though.

The Brother's Grim - The coolest part of the movie was when a character threw something at the screen & the projector stopped running. Before that I was ready to fall asleep.
Elektra - Ugh, I just wanted a fun action movie, but this didn't cut it for me. Garner was too dreary, Visjnic was underused & Stamp made me laugh. I would have liked to see this done differently with the girl becoming Garner's apprentice early on.

Movies Released in 2005 - Seen on DVD

Cinderella Man - Crowe's just as talented as ever.

Cursed - Much better than expected. A fun movie.
Ice Princess - Entertaining, rewatchable & family friendly.
Kung Fu Hustle - Definitely funny & basically lives up to its hype.
Crash - Definitely interesting.

Assault on Precinct 13 - Okay & some of the plot twists & who ended up alive surprised me.
Hitch - Basically what I expected. Predictable & a bit cheesy.
Man of the House
The Jacket - Not what I expected & I didn't dig the ending.
The Amityville Horror - Sort of hard to watch in the scenes were Reynolds seems more abusive husband than possessed.
A Lot Like Love - For some reason I thought I'd be more into this movie.
Layer Cake - I was hoping I'd like this more.
The Dukes of Hazzard

Miss Congeniality 2 - The character wasn't herself for most of this forgettable flick.
Beauty Shop - Queen Latifah's charismatic, but not enough for me to actually watch the entire movie.
Into The Blue

Boogeyman - Bad & I had wanted to like it because of Barry Watson.
Alone in the Dark - Totally lame & forgettable. It got an extra star because of the Christian Slater nudity.
Last Days - What happened to Gus Van Sant. According to the featurette this boring movie was mostly improvised. Gets an extra * for the cool music video in the special features section & the one guy on guy scene.
Red Eye - Gets a 2 only because the last 20 minutes were bearable.

Be Cool - Ugh, even Vince Vaughn bugged me in this.
Mr. & Mrs Smith

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The Ballad of Jack and Rose (09-19-2005) #9 on year-end list
Batman Begins (06-20-2005) #7 on year-end list
The Best of Youth (02-09-2006) (viewed in 2006)
Capote (02-03-2006) (viewed in 2006)
Crash (05-17-2005) #2 on year-end list
Downfall (08-07-2005) #8 on year-end list
Good Night, and Good Luck (11-13-2005) #6 on year-end list
Grizzly Man (01-03-2006) (viewed in 2006)
A History of Violence (09-30-2005) #5 on year-end list
Hustle & Flow (07-22-2005) #10 on year-end list
King Kong (12-14-2005) #3 on year-end list
Me and You and Everyone We Know (10-22-2005) #4 on year-end list
Murderball (02-17-2006) (viewed in 2006)
Mysterious Skin (11-02-2005) #1 on year-end list

Aliens of the Deep (01-03-2006)
Assault on Precinct 13 (09-20-2005)
The Beat That My Heart Skipped (12-17-2005)
Brokeback Mountain (01-10-2006)
Broken Flowers (10-17-2005)
Brothers (10-07-2005)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (07-15-2005)
The Chorus (06-18-2005)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (01-01-2006)
The Chumscrubber (02-06-2006)
The Constant Gardener (09-01-2005)
D.E.B.S. (06-23-2005)
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (02-11-2006)
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (09-06-2005)
Happy Endings (11-16-2005)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (11-26-2005)
Imaginary Heroes (06-14-2005)
Inside Deep Throat (10-03-2005)
The Interpreter (05-14-2005)
The Island (07-30-2005)
The Jacket (12-25-2005)
Junebug (02-16-2006)
Kung Fu Hustle (02-03-2006)
Land of the Dead (06-25-2005)
Mad Hot Ballroom (10-21-2005)
March of the Penguins (07-31-2005)
North Country (10-22-2005)
Pride & Prejudice (12-05-2005)
Serenity (10-05-2005)
Sin City (04-01-2005)
The Skeleton Key (09-15-2005)
Sky High (01-19-2006)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (05-21-2005)
Syriana (12-15-2005)
The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (11-29-2005)
The Upside of Anger (07-28-2005)
Walk the Line (11-18-2005)
Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (02-14-2006)
War of the Worlds (06-30-2005)
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (01-28-2006)
Wolf Creek (12-29-2005)

Aeon Flux (12-08-2005)
The Amityville Horror (04-15-2005)
The Aristocrats (02-18-2006)
Be Cool (11-25-2005)
Constantine (12-12-2005)
Corpse Bride (09-23-2005)
Cry_Wolf (09-21-2005)
Dark Water (07-08-2005)
The Devil's Rejects (07-29-2005)
Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist (11-17-2005)
Elizabethtown (10-14-2005)
Eros (02-13-2006)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (09-14-2005)
5x2 (10-28-2005)
Flightplan (09-28-2005)
Four Brothers (12-21-2005)
Hitch (06-18-2005)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (04-29-2005)
House of Wax (05-07-2005)
The Ice Harvest (11-30-2005)
Jarhead (11-04-2005)
Kingdom of Heaven (11-11-2005)
A Lot Like Love (08-31-2005)
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (12-20-2005)
9 Songs (11-30-2005)
November (12-22-2005)
The Producers (01-23-2006)
Red Eye (09-07-2005)
The Ring Two (03-19-2005)
Saw II (10-29-2005)
2046 (12-29-2005)
Waiting... (10-08-2005)
Wedding Crashers (08-01-2005)

The Brothers Grimm (09-05-2005)
Cursed (06-24-2005)
Fantastic Four (07-18-2005)
Guess Who (08-06-2005)
Hide and Seek (12-14-2005)
High Tension (06-11-2005)
Hostage (07-03-2005)
Lord of War (09-16-2005)
Rent (12-07-2005)

The Cave (02-02-2006)

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My Rankings for 05 so Far:

Batman Begins

Sin City
Star Wars EP: III


Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy (this sucked)

that's all I've seen!
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Batman Begins
Sin City
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Land of the Dead
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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Rankings for me so far:

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
Cinderella Man
Batman Begins
Assault on Precinct 13
Sin City
Mr and Mrs Smith
The Island
Million Dollar Baby
Kingdom of Heaven
War of the Worlds
The Longest Yard
The Interpreter
Hide and Seek
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Pacifier
White Noise

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Haven't seen too many films in the theater this year but here goes:

Out of *****

Amityville HOrror: ***
Hostage: ***1/2
Sin City ****
Star Wars: ***
Mr. Mrs. Smith: ****
Land of The Dead: ***
War of The Worlds: *****
Batman Begins: *****

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best in order:

land of the dead ****
war of the worlds ***1/2
mysterious skin ***1/2
me and you and everyone we know ***1/2
melinda and melinda ***1/2
my date with drew ***1/2
wedding crashers, the ***
sin city ***
the devil's rejects ***
happy endings ***
dominion: prequel to the exorcist ***
the nomi song ***
off the map ***
a hole in my heart ***
heights ***
herbie: fully loaded ***
imaginary heroes ***
the interpeter ***
house of wax ***
charlie and the chocolate factory ***

the mediocre in alphabetical order:

the bad news bears **1/2
batman begins **1/2
d.e.b.s. **
fear X **
haute tension **
hide and seek **
hostage **
mindhunters **1/2
star wars 3 **1/2
upside of anger, the **1/2

crap in alpahbetical order:

the amitville horror *1/2
assault on precinct 13 remake *1/2
be cool *1/2
boogeyman *1/2
chaos *1/2
the dukes of hazzard *
the jacket *1/2
oldboy *1/2
the pacifier *1/2
white noise **

other theatrical outings:

children shouldn't play with dead things
evil dead II
the fog
the goonies
the killing kind
let's scare jessica to death
the warriors

soon to see:

the 40 year old virgin
red eye

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2005 Theatrical Releases (ranked)
. Nine Lives
. Last Days
. March of the Penguins
. Tropical Malady
. Rize
. War of the Worlds
. Me and You and Everyone We Know
. Star Wars: Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith
. The Ice Harvest
. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
. Sin City
. Pooh's Heffalump Movie
. The Comedians of Comedy
. Oldboy
. Melinda and Melinda
. Hitch
. Be Cool
. Kicking & Screaming
. The Producers
. Are We There Yet?
. Kingdom of Heaven
. Crash
. Beauty Shop
. The Dukes of Hazzard
. The God Who Wasn't There

Others Seen Theatrically (unranked)
The Aviator
Ryan (short)
Birthday Boy (short)
Gopher Broke (short)
Wasp (short)
Two Cars, One Night (short)
7:35 in the Morning (short)
Little Terrorist (short)
Mutual Appreciation
Stay Until Tomorrow
The Fever

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