Note

All of my data (years, descriptions, etc.) come from IMDB.

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Films watched in each month.

January: 40
February: 11
March: 14
April: 6
May: 3
June: 8
July: 1
August: 3
September: 14
October: 17
Total: 117

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

January 3, 2008

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Director: Fran Rubel Kuzui
Writers: Joss Whedon
Starring: Kristy Swanson as Buffy Summers and Donald Sutherland as Merrick Jamison-Smythe
Description: Buffy Summers has the lifestyle any young woman could want. Cheerleading, dating the captain of the basketball team, and copious amounts of time spent shopping with friends. She had no idea of her true calling until a mysterious man named Merrick approached her and told her that she is the Slayer; one woman called to defend the world from vampires. Reluctant to concede to the fact, Buffy soon learns that Merrick speaks the truth and so begins to take her new life seriously while trying to maintain the sense of normality her life had once been. With her best friends slowly abandoning her, Buffy finds solace in the town outcast, Pike, who knows very well the terrors that have arisen. Together, they combat the forces of the old and powerful vampire, Lothos, who has his eyes set on Buffy.
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January 2, 2008

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Writers: Steph Lady and Frank Darabont; based on the novel by Mary Shelley
Starring: Robert DeNiro as The Creature and Kenneth Branagh as Victor Frankenstein
Description: Based on Mary Shelly's novel. Frankenstein tells the story of Victor Frankenstein(Kenneth Brannagh). A promising young doctor who devestated by the death of his mother during child birth, becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. His experiments lead to the creation of a monster(Robert De niro) which Frankenstein has put together with the remains of corpes. It's not long before Frankenstein regrets it's actions.
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January 2, 2008

Anything Else (2003)
Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Starring: Jason Biggs as Jerry Falk, Christina Ricci as Amanda, and Woody Allen as David Dobel
Description: In medias res: narrator Jerry Falk, a fledgling comedy writer with an inept agent, is about to celebrate an anniversary with his girlfriend Amanda. There's trouble in paradise: she's late (and has already eaten), she's been uninterested in sex for months, and her quixotic mother is moving in with them. Jerry looks back to meeting Amanda and dumping Brooke. A constant is his friendship with another wannabe comedy writer, a 60 year old teacher named David, prone to long walks and advice filled talks. As Amanda and Jerry's relationship founders and her mom's noisy presence makes writing difficult for him, he and David plan something different. Wouldn't anything else be better?
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January 2, 2008

Once (2007)
Director: John Carney
Writer: John Carney
Starring: Glen Hansard as The Guy and Markéta Irglová as The Girl
Description: An (unnamed) Guy is a Dublin guitarist/singer-songwriter who makes a living by fixing vacuum cleaners in his Dad's Hoover repair shop by day, and singing and playing for money on the Dublin streets by night. An (unnamed) Girl is a Czech who plays piano when she gets a chance, and does odd jobs by day and takes care of her mom and her daughter by night. Guy meets Girl, and they get to know each other as the Girl helps the Guy to put together a demo disc that he can take to London in hope of landing a music contract. During the same several day period, the Guy and the Girl work through their past loves, and reveal their budding love for one another, through their songs.
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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

January 1, 2008

Brick (2005)
Director: Rian Johnson
Writer: Rian Johnson
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Brendan Frye, Nora Zehetner as Laura, and Lukas Haas as The Pin
Description:
The lonely teenager Brendan finds his former girlfriend Emily dead in the entrance of a tunnel of sewage and recalls her phone call two days ago, when she said to him that she was in trouble. Brendan, who still loved Emily, met bad elements of his high-school trying to contact her, and when he succeeded, she told him that she was OK. He hides her body in the tunnel and decides to investigate the meaning and connection of four words, including "brick" and "pin", that Emily told him to find who killed her. Using the support of his nerd friend Brain, he successively meets the small time drug dealers Kara, Dode, Brad Bramish, Laura and Tugger, to reach the teenager powerful drug dealer The Pin. Slowly, Brendan unravels the motives why Emily was killed and plots a revenge.
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January 1, 2008

Ace in the Hole (1951)
Director: Billy Wilder
Writers: Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels and Walter Newman
Starring: Kirk Douglas as Charles "Chuck" Tatum and Jan Sterlin as Lorraine Minosa
Description: Charles Tatum, a down-on-his-luck reporter, takes a job with a small New Mexico newspaper. The job is pretty boring until he finds a man trapped in a mine. He jumps at the chance to make a name for himself by taking over and prolonging the rescue effort, and feeding stories to major newspapers. He creates a national media sensation and milks it for all it is worth.
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Changes for 2008

From now on, the following changes will be made to all future blogs
  • The "in a word..." is being deleted, it simply got too tiresome and unoriginal.
  • "Co-Starring" is going to be deleted.
  • "Starring" will only list names listed on movie poster--if, for whatever reason, there are no names listed on the poster, it will list only the first three names on IMDB. If there are obvious font differences, only the stars listed in larger font will be listed.
  • Character names will be included, such as
    Charlie Chaplin as The Tramp
  • Instead of simply being an "A+" a film will now be an Cool, eh?
  • Also I'm going to be working on something resembling a layout, with images, etc.
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