What Social Life?: Movies 2014 – January Through May

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January

  • Storage 24 (2013) – Dir. Johannes Roberts
  • The Heroic Trio (1993) – Dir. Johnnie To
  • Cliffhanger (1993) – Dir. Renny Harlin
  • Man of Steel (2013) – Dir. Zack Snyder – Not good, but the kind of craziness I would rather see out of superhero movies.
  • The Nameless (1999) – Dir. Jaume Belaguero
  • Piranha (1978) – Dir. Joe Dante
  • Malevolence (2004) – Dir. Stevan Mena
  • Devil’s Due (2014) – Dir. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillet
  • The Future (2011) – Dir. Miranda July
  • The Naked City (1948) – Dir. Jules Dassin
  • The Angry Red Planet (1959) – Dir. Ib Melchior
  • Dredd (2012) – Dir. Pete Travis
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) – Dir. W.D. Richter

        Total: 13

February

  • Attack on Titan Season 1 (2013) – Dir. Tetsurō Araki
  • Ghostbusters (1984) – Dir. Ivan Reitman
  • Detroit 9000 (1973) – Dir. Arthur Marks
  • The Dead (2010) – Dir. the Ford Brothers
  • Robocop (1987) – Dir. Paul Verhoeven
  • Beverly Hills Cop (1984) – Dir. Martin Brest
  • 3 Days to Kill (2014) – Dir. McG – Remember liking this one because of how weird it is, but totally doesn’t hold up to any sort of thought.
  • Friday Foster (1975) – Dir. Arthur Marks
  • Highlander (1986) – Dir. Russell Mulcahy
  • Map of the Sounds of Tokyo (2009) – Dir. Isabel Coixet
    • Rinko Kikuchi, from that movie all the nerds liked, stars in this one. She actually gets to have a personality, too, even if it’s an emotionally crippled assassin who helps a Western man move on with his life.
  • Coffy (1973) – Dir. Jack Hill

    Total: 11 (YTD: 24)

March

  • Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) -Dir. Tony Scott
  • The Last Boy Scout (1991) – Dir. Tony Scott
  • Mama (2013) – Dir. Andrés Muschietti
  • The Family (2013) – Dir. Luc Besson
  • Robocop (1987) (again) – Dir. Paul Verhoeven
  • Scanners (1981) – Dir. David Cronenberg
    • Watched this and Robocop with some friends who had not seen either. Was a treat to see their reactions.
  • The Double (2011) – Dir. Michael Brandt
  • Upstream Color (2013) – Dir. Shane Carruth
  • Barbarella (1968) – Dir. Roger Vadim
  • Contracted (2013) – Dir. Eric England – As a guideline, IFC loves to back utter dogshit.

        Total: 10 (YTD: 34)

April

  • Red Dawn (2012) – Dir. Dan Bradley
  • American Hustle (2013) – Dir. David O. Russell – Christian Bale double feature, part 1
  • Out of the Furnace (2013) – Dir. Scott Cooper – Christian Bale double feature, part 2
  • American Century ep. 1 (2014) – Dir. Abhay Khosla
  • The Terminator (1984) – Dir. James Cameron
  • Twin Peaks Season 1 (1990) – Dir. David Lynch, et al
  • Noah (2014) – Dir. Darren Aronofsky – Early front-runner for favorite movie 2014.
  • Dinosaur (2000) – Dir. Ralph Zondag & Eric Leighton – Watched this with my nephew. Kind of surprised Disney slipped a bit of The Road Warrior into a CGI kids movie.
  • The Leprechaun (1993) – Dir. Mark Jones
  • The Leprechaun 2 (1994) – Dir. Rodman Flender
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) – Dir. James Cameron
  • Twin Peaks Season 2, ep. 1 (1991) – Dir. David Lynch

        Total: 12 (YTD: 46)

May

  • Predator (1987) – Dir. John McTiernan
  • Potpourri (2011) – Dir. Elliot Diviney – Stoner comedy-cum-horror movie. Thinks it’s more clever than it actually is.
  • Brick Mansions (2014) – Dir. Camille Delamarre
  • Shopgirl (2005) – Dir. Anand Tucker – About as gross and stupid as I’d heard
  • Spider-Man 2 (2004) – Dir. Sam Raimi
  • Latitude Zero (1969) – Dir. Ishirō Honda
  • Mothra vs. Godzilla/Godzilla vs. The Thing (1964) – Dir. Ishirō Honda
  • The Lair of the White Worm (1988) – Dir. Ken Russell
  • Hellraiser (1987) – Dir. Clive Barker
  • Godzilla (2014) – Dir. Gareth Edwards – My opinion goes from ‘meh’ to ‘fuck this’ in a minute flat.
  • The Last Days on Mars (2013) – Dir. Ruairi Robinson
  • Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964) – Dir. Ishirō Honda
  • The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001) – Dir. Larry Blamire
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) – Dir. Wes Anderson
  • Haunter (2013) – Dir. Vincenzo Natali
  • Hardware (1990)Dir. Richard Stanley
  • True Grit (1969) – Dir. Henry Hathaway

Total: 17 (YTD: 63)

 

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