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250 all-time favorite movies (in no particular order)

4→the incredibles (2004)

"Under tremendous public pressure and the crippling financial burden of mounting lawsuits, the goverment quietly initiated the Superhero Relocation Program. Superheroes were granted amnesty from past actions under the promise to never again resume hero work. Where are they now? They are living among us. Average people, average citizens quietly and anonymously making the world a better place."

Annie Hall

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  • 22-250 film meme - 5/50 favorite movies
  • Score - 9.7/10 - A+ 

Woody Allen and Diane Keaton have always had perfect chemistry - they make the perfect comedy team (I mean look at their work in Sleeper, Love and Death, Manhattan Murder Mystery, etc. I die just watching them) and, honestly, they seem perfect as a couple - I really wish they married each other in real life AND that they made more movies - I mean only eight Keaton-Allen movies, and one of them has Keaton in a came and one is a drama that doesn’t feature Allen. These two are an amazing duo and make perfect collaborators and are just one factor in why Annie Hall is a classic in motion picture. Allen is at one of his peaks writing wise and creates one of the best screenplays ever written alongside his amazing partner, Marshall Brickman - the bittersweet story of love and how it just naturally fades. Alvy and Annie’s story is the story of all failed serious relationships. The film features amazing work from cameraman Gordon Willis, and a beautiful performance from Diane Keaton. I can’t say much about Annie Hall that hasn’t been already said - other then it’s one of Allen’s best films and is the perfect middle between drama and comedy, featuring moments of melancholy and moments of laughter that no other film has reached. It fits perfectly alongside Star Wars, released the same year, in that they both made a mark in the world of cinema that has stayed there permenately for the decades to follow, creating copycats and imitators - Chasing Amy, (500) Days of Summer - but none of which could capture what Allen had created alongside Keaton, Willis and Brickman - a masterpiece. 

150 Movie Challenge 2012

Eh.. I’m just gonna try to watch 250 150 movies.

Status: 46 movies watched.

New:

  1. The Time Machine
  2. Dreamcatcher
  3. Gattaca
  4. The Wonders of the Universe (Documentary)
  5. Insidious (2010)
  6. Galaxy Quest
  7. Sea Wall
  8. Conan The Barbarian (2011)
  9. Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
  10. I’m Not There
  11. His Girl Friday (1940)
  12. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  13. Holiday (1938)
  14. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011)
  15. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
  16. The Artist (2011)
  17. Taken (2008)
  18. Midnight in Paris
  19. You’ve Got Mail
  20. And Then There Were None (1945)
  21. Source Code
  22. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
  23. Melancholia (2011)
  24. John Carter
  25. Blade Runner
  26. Shame
  27. Moon
  28. Sunshine
  29. The Hunger Games
  30. Memento
  31. Weekend
  32. Man Trouble
  33. Hugo

Rewatched:

  1. Star Wars: A New Hope
  2. Doom
  3. Jurassic Park
  4. Star Trek (2009)
  5. The Princess Diaries
  6. Before Sunset
  7. Stardust
  8. Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade
  9. Alice in Wonderland (2011)
  10. Casino Royale (AHHH. JAMES BOND I LOVE YOU)
  11. From Russia With Love (AHH. MORE JAMES BOND)
  12. Alien
  13. A Time To Kill
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250 all-time favorite movies (in no particular order)

2→midnight in paris (2011)

"You know, I sometimes think, how is anyone ever gonna come up with a book, or a painting, or a symphony, or a sculpture that can compete with a great city. You can’t. Because you look around and every street, every boulevard, is its own special art form and when you think that in the cold, violent, meaningless universe that Paris exists, these lights, I mean come on, there’s nothing happening on Jupiter or Neptune, but from way out in space you can see these lights, the cafés, people drinking and singing. For all we know, Paris is the hottest spot in the universe."

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250 all-time favorite movies (in no particular order)

3→bridesmaids (2011)

"Really quick! Speaking of Consuelo, Lillian and I took Spanish together in school. And so, I would just like to say to you and to everyone here, "Gracias para vivar en la casa, en la escuelas, en… en la azul… "markada". Tienes con "bibir" en las Fortuashla?" and gracias!"

Django Unchained

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  • 13/365 new movies
  • 17-250 film meme - 12/50 new movies
  • Score - B+

Jesus Christ that movie put me through a lot of emotions. Seriously. Ughh. Anyway to start off this review, let me say, Django Unchained is one of the best movies of the year. It’s similar, structurally to Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, and while it doesn’t reach the peak of it, Django Unchained is still a great movie. I adored the whole cast — Jaime Foxx turned Django into one of the most bad ass superheroes I’ve ever seen, Christoph Waltz instantly made it to my list of favorite actors (SPOILER ALERT: when he died, I swear to god I was soo sad. I’m slowly falling in love with this man), Kerry Washington was amazing despite having a smaller role, Samuel L. Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio gave one of their best performances ever, and both in my mind deserved Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor, over Waltz (I love Waltz, but DiCaprio and Jackson just gave superior performances). Despite this, I have to mention the film tends to run too long and dragged on at certain points and could have used a better editor to bring it down to a size that would make it worthy of an A. It seems like Tarantino thought it was like Basterds and was worthy enough of a two-and-a-half-hour length — well he was wrong, personally if it was cut down, at the most, 30 minutes, I would have absolutely loved it and called it perfect. Nonetheless  this film was amazing and one of the best from 2012 - Tarantino has written an amazing screenplay (if it wasn’t for Moonrise Kingdom, I would say it deserves the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay) and has continued a trend of maturation through his work. It’ll be sad to see him retire in the next few years.

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