Sunday, December 14, 2014

Movies November 2014 (23 movies)

1. Wimbledon ***
2. Inside Llewyn Davis *****
3. The Cabin in the Woods ****
4. Breakfast at Tiffany's ****
5. The Babadook **** new
6. Love Rosie ** new
7. Mr Turner **** new
8. Nightcrawler **** new
9. Pacific Rim ****
10. Drive ****
11. Moon *****
12. Interstellar **** new
13. Captain America: The First Avenger ****
14. The Hunger Games **** (Cineworld triple bill)
15. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire **** (Cineworld triple bill)
16. The Hunger Games: Mockingbird Part 1 **** (Cineworld triple bill) new
17. What we do in the shadows **** new
18. The Drop *** new
19. The Debt ***
20. Regeneration **** new
21. Chalet Girl *** new
22. Star Wars IV:  A New Hope ****
23. Captain America: The Winter Soldier *****

Movies October 2014 (21 movies)

  1. How I Live Now ****
  2. Maps to the Stars **** new
  3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier *****
  4. Ghost ***
  5. Gone Girl **** new
  6. A Streetcar Named Desire (NT Live) *****
  7. Life After Beth *** new
  8. The Hunger Games ****
  9. Catching Fire ****
  10. '71 *****
  11. Captain America: The Winter Soldier *****
  12. The Maze Runner ** new
  13. Serena ** new
  14. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer **
  15. For Those In Peril ***** new
  16. Office Space ****
  17. The Cutting Edge ***
  18. Rust and Bone ***** new
  19. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas *** new
  20. Pacific Rim ****
  21. The Shining [The Light House Halloween party] *****

Movies September 2014 (15 movies)

  1. What's Your Number? ***
  2. Lockout ***
  3. Howl's Moving Castle **** (Ghibli Festival at Screen Cinema)
  4. The Matrix  *****
  5. The King and I ****
  6. Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel & Laurence ***
  7. Airplane! ****
  8. Step Up ***
  9. Pride **** new
  10. A Most Wanted Man **** new
  11. The Guest **** new
  12. Scott Pilgrim versus The World ***
  13. Princess Mononoke **** (Ghibli Festival at Screen Cinema)
  14. '71 ***** (JDIFF surprise film)
  15. Sunshine on Leith ****

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Movies - August 2014 (29 movies)

  1. City of Ember *** new
  2. Hitman **
  3. The Searchers *****
  4. Dirty Dancing ****
  5. Now, Voyager *** new
  6. Mud ***** new
  7. The Terminator ****
  8. Hercules *** new
  9. Terminator 2: Judgment Day ****
  10. The Bourne Legacy ****
  11. Pacific Rim ****
  12. Casino Royale ****
  13. Into the Storm *** new
  14. Zero Dark Thirty *****
  15. Captain America: The First Avenger ****
  16. Avengers Assemble *****
  17. Captain America: The Winter Soldier *****
  18. Mona Lisa Smile ***
  19. Pacific Rim ****
  20. My Neighbour Totoro ***** (Ghibli Festival at Screen Cinema)
  21. The Big Sleep *****
  22. What If? **** new
  23. The Rover *** new
  24. Lucy ** new
  25. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones ***
  26. Tales from Earthsea *** new (Ghibli Festival at Screen Cinema)
  27. Obvious Child **** new
  28. LA Confidential *****
  29. Pacific Rim ****

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Movies - July 2014 (22 movies)

  1. One Day ****
  2. The Three Musketeers (2011) ** new
  3. Presumed Innocent *****
  4. Haywire ****
  5. Iron Man ****
  6. Iron Man 2 ***
  7. A Single Man ****
  8. Australia ****
  9. Alien *****
  10. Aliens *****
  11. The Incredible Hulk ***
  12. Romancing the Stone ****
  13. Avatar ****
  14. Rise of the Planet of the Apes ****
  15. Unstoppable ****
  16. The Fault in Our Stars *** new
  17. Lucky Number Slevin ****
  18. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes **** new
  19. The Goodbye Girl ****
  20. Guardians of the Galaxy (IMAX) (preview) **** new
  21. Sleepy Hollow ****
  22. The Purge: Anarchy **** new

Movies - June 2014 (20 movies)

  1. Easy-A **** new
  2. 22 Jump Street **** new
  3. Inception ****
  4. X-Men: Days of Future Past (3D) ****
  5. Jimmy's Hall *** new
  6. Hot Tub Time Machine ****
  7. Believe *** new (IFI Open Day)
  8. The Purple Rose of Cairo **** new (IFI Open Day)
  9. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford ***** new (IFI Open Day)
  10. Boyhood ***** new (IFI Open Day)
  11. Priest ** new
  12. Pacific Rim ****
  13. What's Your Number? ***
  14. The Food Guide To Love *** new
  15. Stage Beauty ****
  16. Atonement *****
  17. Babylon AD **
  18. Captain America ****
  19. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol ****
  20. Hamlet (1996) ***** new (IFI 70mm)

Movies - May 2014 (25 movies)

1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 *** new
2. X-Men 3: The Last Stand ***
3. Pompeii *** new
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (3D) *****
5. Warrior *****
6. X-Men Origins: Wolverine ***
7. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones ***
8. Frank **** new
9. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire *****
10. The Bourne Legacy ****
11. Blue Ruin **** new
12. The Wind Rises **** new
13. The Two Faces of January **** new
14. Godzilla (2014) **** new
15. Bad Neighbours *** new
16. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan **** (IFI 70mm screening)
17. In Secret *** new
18. Pulp Fiction ***** (anniversary cinema re-release)
19. X-Men: First Class ****
20. The Wolverine ***
21. X-Men: Days of Future Past ***** new
22. Edge of Tomorrow **** new (preview)
23. X-Men: Days of Future Past ****
24. Monsters *****
25. Legion ***

Movies - April 2014 (14 movies)

1. The Royal Tenenbaums *****
2. Starred Up ****
3. Divergent *** new
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier *****
5. Noah **** new
6. Captain America: The Winter Soldier *****
7. X-Men ****
8. Calvary *****
9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier *****
10. Divergent ***
12. X2 ****
13. Captain America: The Winter Soldier *****
14. East of Eden ***** (cinema - IFI)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Movies - March 2014 (25 movies)

1. The Producers ***
2. Black Swan ****
3. Sunshine ****
4. The Quiet American ****
5. Hombre ****
6. Yojimbo **** new
7. The Grand Budapest Hotel ***** new
8. 300: Rise of an Empire *** new
9. The Stag **** new
10. Side by Side **** new
11. The Long Hot Summer ****
12. Veronica Mars **** new
13. Constantine ****
14. Zero Dark Thirty *****
15. Veronica Mars ****
16. Noel Coward's Private Lives **** new (theatre in cinema)
17. Starred Up **** new
18. Calvary ***** new
19. An Officer and a Gentleman ****
20. Avengers Assemble (IMAX) ***** (double-bill with CATWS)
21. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (IMAX) ***** new
22. Veronica Mars ****
23. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2D) *****
24. Push ***
25. Gorillas in the Mist ****

Movies - February 2014 (14 movies)

1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ****
2. Dallas Buyers Club **** new
3. The Eagle ***
4. Only Lovers Left Alive **** new (preview)
5. Red Dragon ***
6. Stay **** new (JDIFF)
7. The Lego Movie ***** new
8. Frozen (singalong) ****
9. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones ***
10. Cuban Fury *** new
11. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire **** (cinema)
12. Tracks **** new (JDIFF)
13. Locke **** new (JDIFF)
14. Her **** new

Sunday, March 2, 2014

It's a wonderful night for Oscar (Oscar! Oscar!)

Best picture
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
12 Years A Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street
 
My prediction for best picture: 12 Years A Slave
My favourite: American Hustle - I enjoyed the hell out of it! Also, Jeremy Renner, you know?

(I didn't see Nebraska or Philomena)
 
Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

My prediction:  Lupita Nyong'o
My favourite: Jennifer Lawrence - because science oven.

(I didn't see August: Osage County or Nebraska)

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

My prediction: Jared Leto
My favourite: Jonah Hill. (Thought Fassbender was phenomenal though.)

(I saw all these films) 

Best lead actress
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County



My prediction: Cate Blanchett
My favourite: Cate Blanchett. I have always depended on the kindness of strangers...

(I didn't see Philomena or August: Osage County)
 
Best lead actor

Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

My prediction: Chiwetel Ejiofor
My favourite: Chiwetel Ejiofor

(I didn't see Nebraska)


Best director
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

My prediction: Alfonso Cuaron
My favourite: Alfonso Cuaron

(I didn't see Nebraska)





Adapted screenplay
Before Midnight, written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
Captain Phillips, screenplay by Billy Ray
Philomena, screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
12 Years a Slave, screenplay by John Ridley
The Wolf of Wall Street, screenplay by Terence Winter

My prediction: 12 Years A Slave
My favourite: Before Midnight

(I didn't see Philomena)



Original screenplay
American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen
Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
Her, Written by Spike Jonze
Nebraska Written by Bob Nelson

My prediction: Her
My favourite: American Hustle (Thank God for me, basically)

(I didn't see Nebraska)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Movies - January 2014 (14 movies watched)

1. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (EE) *****
2. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (EE) *****
3. All is Lost (new) *****
4. Robin Hood ***
5. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (EE) *****
6. American Hustle **** new
7. Bridget Jones's Diary ****
8. 12 Years A Slave ***** new
9. Shame *****
10. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit *** new (preview)
11. The Wolf of Wall Street **** new
12. Beauty and the Beast *****
13. Inside Llewyn Davis ***** new
14. Lone Survivor **** new

Movies - December 2013 (17 movies watched)

1. The Departed *****
2. Frozen **** new
3. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps *** new
4. Tangled ****
5. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ****
6. The Perfect Storm ***
7. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ****
8. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ***** new
9. It's a Wonderful Life ***** (cinema)
10. Silver Linings Playbook *****
11. Anchorman II: The Legend Continues *** new
12. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ****
13. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl ****
14. Bridesmaids ****
15. The American **** new
16. Red Dawn (remake) ** new
17. The Hunger Games ****