100 movies: 3 more films down

100 movies of 2010

Wonder if I can hit 120 films before the year’s out….

A Serious ManA Serious Man (19/11/10)
Coen brothers do good on another film. Loved A Serious Man. I was a little confused at the beginning – I really had no clue what was going on. But by the end I think I understood the purpose of that little scene. More than once I found myself laughing at various bits in the film. Not to sound terribly racist, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a film about the Jewish culture before. A very smart little film that kept me watching and had me entertained.
Rating: 4/5

Away We GoAway We Go (20/11/10)
I think I liked this film. Honestly I can only just remember watching it. Sadly, it was fairly forgettable. It’s a really sweet story about a couple trying to figure out where they want to be, physically and spiritually. I felt a bit bored and frustrated by Burt and Verona’s aimless meanderings. I could see where they were going, but the journey didn’t interest me. All the different types of parenting felt a little too obvious. Nice film, glad I saw it, but wouldn’t jump to see it again.
Rating: 2/5

Law Abiding CitizenLaw Abiding Citizen (20/11/10)
I think the only way to describe this film is a cross between the Saw movies and TV’s Dexter. A law-abiding citizen, played by Gerard Butler, is bent on revenge after his family are killed during a home invasion. But he’s no ordinary revenge seeking murderer. Much like Saw’s Jigsaw and Dexter, he’s educated himself on the best ways to get his revenge on those that wronged him. There’s only really one way this film could have ended and it did just that. However along the way I wasn’t hooked into the film whatsoever. Jamie Foxx played a character who I couldn’t care much for and so struggled when I was meant to be on his side of the story. Gerard Butler did well enough in his role, but just failed to capture my imagination. This law-abiding citizen is no match for either Jigsaw or Dexter.
Rating: 2/5

Read on to see the entire list of the movies I’ve seen this year.

112 movies so far this year

  1. Three Kings (4/5) 04/01/10
  2. Defiance (5/5) 06/01/10
  3. Frost/Nixon (4/5) 06/01/10
  4. Dreamgirls (4/5) 07/01/10
  5. Munich (2/5) 08/01/10
  6. Ray (4/5) 09/01/10
  7. Max Payne (1/5) 09/01/10
  8. Mirrors (2/5) 09/01/10
  9. Ali (5/5) 10/01/10
  10. Slumdog Millionaire (4/5) 16/01/10
  11. Australia (2/5) 16/01/10
  12. Yes Man (2/5) 17/01/10
  13. Shrooms (1/5) 23/01/10
  14. Valkyrie (4/5) 30/01/10
  15. Love the Beast (3/5) 30/01/10
  16. Brick (4/5) 31/01/10
  17. My Bloody Valentine (2/5) 06/02/10
  18. Fantastic Mr. Fox (3/5) 06/02/10
  19. Children of Men (4/5) 13/02/10
  20. We Own the Night (3/5) 14/02/10
  21. Outpost (1/5) 20/02/10
  22. Push (4/5) 21/02/10
  23. Revolutionary Road (5/5) 24/02/10
  24. Milk (5/5) 26/02/10
  25. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (3/5) 27/02/10
  26. Rendition (3/5) 27/02/10
  27. The Reader (4/5) 28/02/10
  28. Flags of Our Fathers (4/5) 03/03/10
  29. A History of Violence (4/5) 03/03/10
  30. Office Space (5/5) 04/03/10
  31. The Eye (2/5) 04/03/10
  32. Alice in Wonderland (4/5) 05/03/10
  33. Bolt (4/5) 06/03/10
  34. Gran Torino (5/5) 06/03/10
  35. Franklyn (2/5) 07/03/10
  36. Green Zone (4/5) 11/03/10
  37. Whip It (4/5) 12/03/10
  38. Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (0/5) 12/03/10
  39. Shutter Island (3/5) 13/03/10
  40. Triangle (4/5) 27/03/10
  41. Kick Ass (5/5) 01/04/10
  42. Clash of the Titans (3/5) 02/04/10
  43. Fast & Furious (4/5) 02/04/10
  44. Silent Hill (2/5) 03/04/10
  45. Final Destination 3 (1/5) 03/04/10
  46. Lilo & Stitch (3/5) 11/04/10
  47. Lord of War (3/5) 17/04/10
  48. The Core (2/5) 25/04/10
  49. Iron Man 2 (4/5) 02/05/10
  50. Drones (3/5) 03/05/10
  51. The Orphanage (4/5) 08/05/10
  52. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (4/5) 09/05/10
  53. Robin Hood (4/5) 15/05/10
  54. Underdog (1/5) May
  55. Dan in Real Life (3/5) May
  56. In the Loop (3/5) May
  57. State of Play (4/5) 19/06/10
  58. Pride and Glory (2/5) 19/06/10
  59. The Losers (3/5) 20/06/10
  60. [REC] (4/5) 09/07/10
  61. Inception (5/5) 17/07/10
  62. Moon (5/5) 18/07/10
  63. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (1/5) 23/07/10
  64. Mars Attacks! (3/5) 24/07/10
  65. Inside Man (4/5) 25/07/10
  66. Splice (3/5) 27/07/10
  67. Made of Honor (1/5) 29/07/10
  68. Funny People (3/5) 01/08/10
  69. Toy Story 3 (5/5) 03/08/10
  70. The A-Team (4/5) 05/08/10
  71. The Children (2/5) 07/08/10
  72. The Expendables (4/5) 13/08/10
  73. Gamer (2/5) 14/08/10
  74. Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2/5) 14/08/10
  75. Pour Elle (Anything for Her) (3/5) 15/08/10
  76. In Bruges (5/5) 15/08/10
  77. Salt (4/5) 20/08/10
  78. Piranha 3D (4/5) 21/08/10
  79. Adventureland (3/5) 22/08/10
  80. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (5/5) 25/08/10
  81. Derailed (3/5) 28/08/10
  82. Atonement (4/5) 29/08/10
  83. Sky High (2/5) 30/08/10
  84. The Final Destination (1/5) 03/09/10
  85. Mesrine: Killer Instinct (4/5) 05/09/10
  86. Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1 (4/5) 05/09/10
  87. Inglorious Basterds (3/5) 12/09/10
  88. Sherlock Holmes (3/5) 16/09/10
  89. Planet Terror (3/5) 16/09/10
  90. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (3/5) 19/09/10
  91. The Last Exorcism (4/5) 20/09/10
  92. Devil (3/5) 24/09/10
  93. Quarantine (1/5) 25/09/10
  94. Buried (4/5) 29/09/10
  95. The Time Travellers Wife (3/5) 02/10/10
  96. 9 (2/5) 03/10/10
  97. 27 Dresses (2/5) 03/10/10
  98. The Social Network (5/5) 10/10/10
  99. Let Me In (5/5) 16/10/10
  100. Never Let Me Go (5/5) 17/10/10
  101. Black Swan (5/5) 25/10/10
  102. Paranormal Activity 2 (2/5) 28/10/10
  103. Friday the 13th (3/5) 29/10/10
  104. Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2/5) 01/11/10
  105. V for Vendetta (2/5) 06/11/10
  106. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2/5) 13/11/10
  107. New Moon (1/5) 14/11/10
  108. Paranormal Activity (2/5) 14/11/10
  109. The Kids Are All Right (3/5) 15/11/10
  110. A Serious Man (4/5) 19/11/10
  111. Away We Go (2/5) 20/11/10
  112. Law Abiding Citizen (2/5) 20/11/10