Category Archives: Movies

List of All the Movies I’ve Watched in 2011

  • Point Break
  • True Romance
  • The Social Network
  • Zack and Miri
  • Raising Arizona
  • The Mist
  • Mystery Team
  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  • A Prophet
  • 4 Lions
  • Observe and Report
  • Easy A
  • The Other Guys
  • Transformers Revenge of the Fallen
  • Due Date
  • Salt
  • Extract
  • Three Kings
  • The Town
  • Splice
  • Chasing Amy
  • Master And Commander
  • Surrogates
  • Carlito’s Way
  • Legends Of the Guardian
  • Buried
  • Valkyrie
  • Predators
  • Mallrats
  • The King’s Speech
  • Away We Go
  • Inside Job
  • Machete
  • Knight and day
  • Good will hunting
  • Mother
  • Tron Legacy
  • The Kids are all right
  • Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • The fighter
  • The Black Swan
  • The green hornet
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Cyrus
  • Sin Nobre
  • Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • Winter’s Bone
  • 127 hours
  • Trainspotting
  • Jane Eyre
  • True Grit
  • Date night
  • Road to perdition
  • The visitor
  • The station agent
  • The rock
  • Equilibrium
  • Rango
  • Too big to fail
  • Despicable me
  • Megamind
  • Sucker punch
  • Unbreakable
  • X-men first class
  • Thor
  • Robocop
  • Win win
  • L.A. Confidential
  • Fast 5
  • Red state
  • Bridesmaids
  • Best in show
  • The jerk
  • Drive angry
  • Owning mahowny
  • Airplane
  • Talented mr ripley
  • Source code
  • Step Brothers
  • Black Snake Moan
  • Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix Part 2
  • I Love You Man
  • Transformers Dark of the Moon
  • Minority Report
  • Step Brothers
  • Scream 4
  • Planet of the Apes
  • Hangover 2
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Solaris
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Cowboys and Aliens
  • Dinner for Smucks
  • Green Lantern
I watched 95 movies in total last year, a mix of recent stuff as well as catching up on movies from the 80s and 90s. Highlights of the year for me was watching Tom McCarthy’s 3 movies Win Win, The Station Agent and The Visitor, I really like the way he creates and portrays characters. I also re-watched a few movies last year which I usually don’t do, I watched Pulp Fiction and Minority Report again two of my favourites. And I caught up with some classics comedies such as Airplane and The Jerk with a whole lot more to catch up with.

List of all the movies I watched in 2010

Here is a list of every movie I watched in 2010 –
  • Public Enemies
  • Eastern Promises
  • A History of Violence
  • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
  • Gone Baby Gone
  • The Bank Job
  • The Hangover
  • Cindarella Man
  • Ponyo
  • The Life Aquatic of Steve Zissou
  • Crimson Tide
  • Dororo
  • He Got Game
  • Moon
  • Thank You for Smoking
  • Before the devil knows you are dead
  • Elephant
  • Groundhog day
  • Breach
  • Thirst
  • District 9
  • The Hammer
  • Adventureland
  • Inglorious Basterds
  • War Games
  • Evil Dead 2
  • Jersey Girl
  • The Green Mile
  • The Conversation
  • Drag me to hell
  • Cloudy with a chance of meatballs
  • Let the right one in
  • Jackie Brown
  • Clerks
  • Up
  • Zombieland
  • Persopolis
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • The Iron Giant
  • The Informant
  • Fanboys
  • This is it
  • Coraline
  • Whip it
  • Cop out
  • 2012
  • Fantastic mr fox
  • Dogma
  • Daybreakers
  • Invictus
  • Red cliff
  • 500 days of summer
  • Prince of persia
  • Kick Ass
  • Hot tub Time Machine
  • The girl with the dragon tattoo
  • Up In the Air
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Exit Through the Giftshop
  • Shutter island
  • Paranormal activity
  • The road
  • Leaving las vegas
  • Hurt locker
  • A serious man
  • Dave chapelle’s block party
  • How to train your dragon
  • The A team
  • The book of eli
  • Crazy heart
  • Toy story 3
  • Food inc
  • Terminator salvation
  • Robin Hood
  • Batman
  • Casino
  • Iron Man 2
  • State of Play
  • Get Him to the Greek
  • Green Zone
  • Inception
  • The Karate Kid
  • Scott Pilgrim

A total of 83, which is about right since I rent 2 DVD’s a week.

Financial cost? $22 AUD for the 8 DVD/Bluray a month subscription at Quickflix, total for the year $264 AUD.


My Top 5 Movies of 2010

  1. Inception
  2. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  3. Kick Ass
  4. How to Train Your Dragon
  5. Exit Through the Gift Shop

And a list of 2009 movies that I only just watched this year –

  • Moon
  • District 9
  • Thirst
  • Inglorious Basterds
  • The Hurt Locker

What am I Watching? – June

Burn Notice Season 1 DVD cover

TV Shows


  • Chuck Season 2
  • How I met you Mother Season 4
  • Battlestar Galactica Season 1 & 2


  • Burn Notice Season 1
  • BSG Season 3
  • Flight of the Conchords Season 2
  • The Shield Season 1


Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005)

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

The Fountain (2006)

The Orphanage (2007)

Picks of the month – Everything except The Fountain and Benjamin Button (only watch if you have nothing else to do)

Movies – Star Trek Impressions

Startrek_aI don’t often watch movies in the cinema but  I was compelled to watch this on opening day. First of all I am not a Star Trek fan because I have never watch any of the previous TV series or movies however I am a science fiction fan. Despite this I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and it is up there with my favourite SF movies. The reason that I liked it so much is that it made the concepts and characters of this classic property relevant and exciting for a different generation of viewers (under 40/50 yrs). The special effects and camera work gave the film a more modern view despite the costumes and character design still displaying their antiquated origins. For the most part the dialogue and acting was well done even though some areas felt awkward. The plot is a prequel and very friendly to anyone not familiar with Star Trek. I would recommend this film to anybody remotely interested in SF.

startrekScotty (Simon Pegg), McCoy (Karl Urban), Uhara (Zoe Saldana), Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Sulu (John Cho) and Chekov (Anton Zelchin)

The main actors Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine have been mostly in TV and smaller roles, it is encouraging to see them do well in big movie role. Simon Pegg was hilarious as Scotty who is introduced later in the film. It’s nice to see Karl Urban & John Cho as prominent side character as they played their parts well.

Watched – Mongol


Just watched the DVD of Mongol and I was very impressed. This is a foreign language film with subtitles with a few interesting points. Mongol is a film about the origins of Temujin Khan from childhood to becoming the greatest of Khans (Genghis Khan). It is a Russian directed and written film by Sergei Bodrov with a range of asian actors (Japanese, Chinese and Mongolian). Not knowing anything about Genghis Khan I enjoyed the history along with action scenes. The battles and fights are well choreographed and filmed; it particular I liked the armour and realistic bloody depiction of battle. The shots of the Mongolian landscape are pretty amazing in particular the wide shots of people riding horses.

TV Shows & Movies – What am I Watching – April

I am spending most of the time watching seasons of older TV series –

How I met Your Mother (now caught up to season 3) – Highly recommend watching this if you haven’t already.

Battlestar Galactica (About to begin season 1)

Watching new episodes of The Office, Simpsons, Family Guy, and Fringe on as they come out on Hulu.

With movies in April I have watched –

The Drunken Master

American History X – Interesting

Quantum of Solace – Formulaic

Sweeney Todd – First musical I have seen

Wanted – fun action and special effects

Primer – Intellectual Time Travel

And so far intend to watch –



Dark City

Watchmen v Twilight


Screenshot from Metacritic homepage

Does this mean I should watch Twilight as well?

The Host – Korean Monster Movie


I watched this movie on DVD after a recommendation from someone. I haven’t seen many Korean movies (OldBoy is the only other) but this is very accessible with great special effects. It had a large budget for a Korean movie with the modeling done by Weta and the CGI done by the Orphanage. The are awesome action set pieces along with comedy and family drama elements. Obviously there are elements of the film are ridiculous but those are just part of being a monster movie. I really enjoyed watching this film and look forward to watching more Asian films.


Movies: Versus


Just watched Ryuhei Kitamura’s 2000 film Versus. Not much to say here except that it is a extremely violent film but in a sort of unintended comical way. It was fun with a whole lot of awesome scenes and fights. But it is one of those films that has a terrible plot and acting with the only thing going for it is the action. And yeah it has zombies fighting ninjas and yakuza.