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2009 Movie List [Jan. 1st, 2010|05:00 pm]
robert woods
580 Movies in 2009. 89 less than last year, but I got the cinema 176 times, which was 4 more times than last year, so I hope that makes up for it.
I saw 350 films for the first time this year including 127 older films that I had never got around to seeing.

So, Here are the remaining 223 films in a very vague order of Best to Worst in my bizarre and not to be recognised in any way opinion. (I would like to point out now that Positions vary WIDLEY depending on what mood I’m in or how the crowd reacted, stuff like that. And chances are I’d change the order next week if I were to do it again.)
My Top Ten:
1. District 9
2. Mayters
3. Drag Me To Hell
4. Moon
5. Star Trek
6. Up
7. Where the Wild Things Are
8. Watchmen
9. The Birthday
10. Observe and Report

Films I really loved:
11. Orphen
12. 500 Days of Summer
13. My Bloody Valentine 3D
14. Away We Go
15. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
16. Avatar
17. Rachel Getting Married
18. Phoebe in Wonderland
19. Adam
20. Fired Up
21. Crank 2: High Voltage
22. Zombieland
23. The Foot Fist Way
24. The Land of the Lost
25. Inglorious Bastards
26. An Education
27. Thirst
28. Revolutionary Road
29. Dean Spanley
30. Rocket Science
31. Trick 'r Treat
32. G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra
33. The Brothers Bloom
34. Baghead
35. A Serious Man

Films that were I thought were pretty great
36. Vicky Christina Barcelona
37. Role Models
38. Valkyrie
39. Synecdoche New York
40. The Informant!
41. Cheri
42. The Box
43. Paper Heart
44. 12 Rounds
45. The Reader
46. Antichrist
47. Splinter
48. Milk
49. The Wrestler
50. Pontypool
51. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
52. Duplicity
53. The International
54. Doubt
55. World's Greatest Dad
56. Lake Mungo
57. Mary and Max
58. Adventureland
59. Repo: The Genetic Opera
60. The Tale of Dexpereaux
61. Blindness
62. Balibo

Films that I would be happy to watch again
63. Monsters Vs Aliens
64. Easy Virtue
65. I Love You Man
66. Sunshine Cleaning
67. Paranormal Activity
68. Pride and Glory
69. Eden Log
70. Sherlock Holmes
71. Mao's Last Dancer
72. The Good, The Bad, The Weird
73. Fierce People
74. Surrogates
75. Taking Woodstock
76. 9
77. Is Anybody There?
78. Knowing
79. The Assassination of a High School President
80. Bottle Shock
81. Extract
82. The Square
83. The Lovely Bones
84. Franklyn
85. The Boys are Back
86. Redbelt
87. Coroline
88. Whip It
89. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
90. 17 Again
91. Seven Pounds
92. Dante 01
93. Outlander
94. Frozen River
95. Push
96. Samson and Delilah
97. A Christmas Carol
98. Last House on the Left
99. Case 39
100. The Promotion
101. Zack and Miri Make a Porno
102. Special
103. Tenderness
104. Managment
105. Lesbian Vampire Killers
106. Angels And Demons
107. Ponyo
108. The Hoax
109. Transsiberia
110. Jennifer's Body
111. 2012

Films that were alright (or had awesomeness mixed with a lot of boring.)
112. The Sky Crawlers
113. Mindgame
114. Good
115. War Inc.
116. Tokyo Zombie
117. Gamer
118. Bangkok Dangerous
119. Dance of the Dead
120. The Unborn
121. Appaloosa
122. Waltz With Bashir
123. Gegege No Kitaro
124. Bruno
125. The Final Destination
126. Friday the 13th
127. Grace
128. Transporter 3
129. Wendy and Lucy
130. Bandslam
131. Fast and Furious
132. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
133. I Sell The Dead
134. Couples Retreat
135. The Changeling
136. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
137. The Secret Life of Bees
138. While She Was Out
139. Lakeview Terrace
140. State Of Play
141. Carriers
142. The Taking of Perlham 1 2 3
143. Tokyo Gore Police
144. Whatever Works
145. Cold Souls
146. Hansel and Gretel
147. I Love You Beth Cooper
148. Shorts
149. My Sisters Keeper
150. W.
151. Yes Man
152. Che Part 1
153. The Great Buck Howard
154. Astro Boy
155. The Boat That Rocked
156. Youth Without Youth
157. Fanboys
158. The Soloist
159. What Just Happened
160. Hunger
161. Midnight Meat Train
162. Public Enemies
163. Exte: Hair Extensions
164. Find Me Guilty
165. The Time Traveller's Wife
166. Julie and Julia
167. The Onion Movie
168. The Informers
169. First Snow
170. Ice Age 3D
171. Che Part 2
172. Donkey Punch
173. The Girlfriend Experience
174. Terminator: Salvation
175. The Girl Next Door
176. Two Fists One Heart
177. Funny People
178. Good Dick
179. Grand Torino
180. Last Chance Harvey
181. The Ugly Truth
182. Fighting
183. Hotel For Dogs
184. Defiance
185. Amelia
186. Elegy
187. The Proposal
188. Sorority Row
189. Race to Witch Mountain
190. The Haunting in Conneticut
191. My Name is Bruce
192. Night at the Museum 2
193. The Uninvited
194. Punisher: War Zone

Films that mainly just annoyed me
195. Bride Wars
196. Miracle at St. Anna
197. All About Steve
198. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
199. A Film With Me In It
200. Year One
201. He's Just Not That Into You
202. Inkheart
203. The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas
204. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
205. End of the Line
206. Henry Poole Was Here
207. The Invention of Lying
208. Dragonball: Evolution
209. G-Force
210. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
211. Saw 6
212. Marly and Me
213. The Spirit
214. Acolytes
215. New In Town
216. Twilight: New Moon
217. Igor
218. Strange Wilderness
219. Fame
220.Miss March


I have yet to tally up who I saw films with because I haven’t gone through all my ticket stubbs yet but I will do that soon.

2008 movie list http://rennier.livejournal.com/76493.html
2007 movie list http://rennier.livejournal.com/72272.html
2006 movie list http://rennier.livejournal.com/63693.html
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Movie List 2008 [Jan. 1st, 2009|11:28 am]
robert woods
Last year I watched Movies! Here's the stats:

This year I watched 669 movies.
367 for the first time, 302 i must have felt good enough to watch again.
347 films were recent and 322 were old (well, not released at the movies or on dvd this year)
172 Movies at the Cinema
430 Dvds
14 Movies broadcast on Television
I was naughty and downloaded 53 Movies. Most of them are older movies that just seem to be unavailable in Australia but a few a new movies that I'm not sure will come out here too.

Before we get to the Movie list, something new this year! The Movie FRIENDS list. Who went to the cinema with me this year? This list also determines who I love the more!

Myself 53
Domini 48
Naomi 36
Michael 14
Kim 14
Ali 11
Simon 10
Nicola 10
Froud 8
Daev 7
Leith 6
Mum 6
Brett 5
Dan K 4
Ichina 4
Nicole 3
Alex 2
Christan 2
Aden 2
Siobhan 2
Dad 1
Matt 1
Carlie 1
Bindi 1
Becky G 1
Dan P 1
Will 1
Jess 1
Caitlen 1
Steve 1
Steve (Handsom Dave) 1
James 1
Andrew 1
Ben 1
Sara (christians girlfriend?) 1
Troy The Tattoo Guy 1

Well there you have it. I love myself the most. And now my top 10 movies! Followed by all the other movies!

1) There Will Be Blood
2) Cloverfield
3) [Rec]
4) The Dark Knight
5) Speed Racer
6) Wall-E
7) The Fall
8) Iron Man
9) The Mist
10) Towelhead

11) Let The Right One In
12) The Orphanage
13) Shoot 'Em Up
14) Lars and the Real Girl
15) Aachi and Ssipak
16) The Ten
17) Day Night Day Night
18) Spiral
19) I'm A Cyborg, But That's OK
20) Kung Fu Panda
21) Tropic Thunder
22) Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
23) The Ruins
24) The Signal
25) Timecrimes
26) Gone Baby Gone
27) Sweeny Todd
28) Inside
29) Hamlet 2
30) The Incredible Hulk
31) Burn After Reading
32) Funny Games
33) Joshua
34) The Spiderwick Chronicles
35) Quarantine
36) Big Man Japan
37) Forgetting Sarah Marshall
38) Into The Wild
39) Horton Hears a Who
40) The Forbidden Kingdom
41) Night of the Living Dorks
42) In Bruges
43) I Am Legend
44) Snow Cake
45) Juno
46) Teeth
47) Death Note & Death Note: The Last Name
48) Island Of Lost Souls
49) Slumdog Millionare
50) Wet Hot American Summer
51) The Bank Job
52) Choke
53) Pineapple Express
54) Taken
55) The Cottage
56) Snow Angels
57) Son of Rambow
58) Get Smart
59) Mrs Pettigrew Lives for a Day
60) Frost/Nixon
61) The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
62) Stuck
63) Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
64) Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
65) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
66) Traitor
67) Lust, Caution
68) 3:10 to Yuma
69) St. Trinians
70) Not Quite Hollywood
71) Vexille
72) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
73) JCVD
74) Children Of The Silk Road
75) Sex Drive
76) Across The Universe
77) Talk To Me
78) Black Christmas
79) Eagle Vs Shark
80) The Wackness
81) King of Kong
82) The Nines
83) Starters for 10
84) The Girl Who Lept Through Time
85) What Happens In Vegas
86) The Tracy Fragments
87) Shrooms
88) Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger
89) Charlie Wilson's War
90) The Counterfeiters
91) Sydney White
92) Defiantly, Maybe
93) City Of Ember
94) Sukiyaki Western Django
95) Leatherheads
96) Year of the Dog
97) Sluth
98) CJ7
99) 4 months, 3 weeks & 2 days
100) Mongol
101) Hatchet
102) Charlie Bartlet
103) August Rush
104) Brideshead Revisited
105) Margot At the Wedding
106) I'm Not There
107) American Gangster
108) 2 Days in Paris
109) The Painted Viel
110) Persepolis
111) Eagle Eye
112) Wanted
113) Mushishi
114) Body of Lies
115) Drillbit Taylor
116) The Savages
117) P2
118) The Visitor
119) Rocknrolla
120) Pathology
121) You Kill Me
122) A Mighty Heart
123) We Own The Night
124) Fear[s] Of The Dark
125) Street Kings
126) Rendition
127) The Strangers
128) House Bunny
129) Driving Lessons
130) Frontier(s)
131) Happy-Go-Lucky
132) Death Race
133) Fools Gold
134) Batman: Gotham Knight
135) Be Kind Rewind
136) Bolt
137) Redacted
138) Retribution
139) The Kite Runner
140) Dororo
141) All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
142) Baby Mamma
143) Hancock
144) The Kingdom
145) Fur
146) The Lookout
147) Death Defying Acts
148) Penelope
149) Madagascar 2
150) Rambo
151) Monkey Magic
152) Twilight
153) The Invasion
154) Bubble
155) Wristcutters: A Love Story
156) The Last Winter
157) Mirrors
158) Sex and the City
159) Quantum of Solace
160) This is England
161) Appleseed: Ex Machina
162) The Water Horse
163) Noise
164) Ghost Town
165) How To Loose Friends And Alienate People
166) 21
167) Diary Of The Dead
168) The Women
169) Paranoid Park
170) Black Water
171) Big Bang Love: Juvenile, A
172) Run Fat Boy Run
173) Like Minds
174) The Day The Earth Stood Still
175) In the Valley of Elah
176) Surfer Dude
177) Then She Found Me
178) In the Land of Women
179) Walk Hard
180) Vantage Point
181) Australia
182) Wild Child
183) Return To Sleepaway Camp
184) Evening
185) Beneath
186) Babylon A.D.
187) The Tripper
188) The Walker
189) Awake
190) Shutter
191) The Dutchess
192) The Jane Austin Book Club
193) Untraceable
194) Superman: Doomsday
195) Four Holidays
196) Passengers
197) The Invisible
198) Chapter 27
199) Sex and Death 101
200) La Vie En Rose
201) Nim's Island
202) The Eye
203) The Promise
204) Tin Can Man
205) 10,000 BC
206) Slipstream
207) Pathfinder
208) Step Brothers
209) Max Payne
210) Bedtime Stories
211) Journey To the Center of the Earth 3D
212) Jumper
213) Mother of Tears
214) Semi-pro
215) Deception
216) Awake
217) Cthulhu
218) My Best Friend's Girl
219) The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes
220) Dying Breed
221) Made of Honor
222) Hunting and Gathering
223) Never Back Down
224) Feast Of Love
225) Dan in Real Life
226) The Machine Girl
227) Saw 5
228) Smart People
229) After
230) Make It Happen
231) The X-Files: I Want To Believe
232) Star Wars: Clone Wars
233) Prom Night
234) Man with the Screaming Brain
235) Superhero Movie
236) The Happening
237) Good Luck Chuck

2007 movie list http://rennier.livejournal.com/72272.html
2006 movie list http://rennier.livejournal.com/63693.html
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Sunday Night Film Club [Jun. 16th, 2008|02:31 am]
robert woods
I have posted a link to a list of all the film club movies, past and future for about a year in advance. Check it out, Catch up on the ones you missed out on, get a head start on others, tell me which ones you've seen, it'll most probably change anyway.

http://www.geocities.com/west_room/filmclub.html
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Dvd database [Apr. 10th, 2008|02:19 pm]
robert woods
Well i thought it was time to put my dvd database on the web incase you guys want to borrow any. I've been adding titles like crazy and i keep getting more in so i'll be continually updating the list but this is where it's at now. So bookmark the site!

http://www.geocities.com/west_room//database.html
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(no subject) [Apr. 2nd, 2008|10:33 pm]
robert woods
Yeah, Ok,So, Like, today was totally crazy and all but as i had to collect something from the office in belmont at 4 and had a show at guildford at 7 i didn't wanna have to go back through the tunnle in peak hour traffic so i needed somethign to do and I forgot Nay had her class on wednesday night but then i was like hey there's that reading cinema here somewhere and i found it and there was a session of never back down on at 4:15 so what the hey right? Man it was so hilariously shit it was great but the best thing is I was the only one in the cinema! For years it has been a dream of mine to be the only one in a cinema, to have it all to myself, and today that wish came true. On top of a truly wonderful movie with manly manly boy men being manly I was also able to sit in every seat in the cinema and laugh loudly and make ridiculous calls and yells at the screen. Oh man. and what the hell I masturbated to, hot unclothed guys, no-one around and I had the forsight to take some toilet paper from the mens room before I came in. juust in case. Oh man that was a great experience. I have always tried to do it at innaloo but i don't think that is ever going to be possible, there is always SOMEONE there. seems like you have to go out to crazy cinemas on the fringe of civiliation at midday midweek times and see movies no-one wants to see for it to happen. But I'll keep trying. Coz it was great and I must do it again!
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(no subject) [Mar. 31st, 2008|01:19 pm]
robert woods
Holy shit it's almost been a full week since i've been to the movies. :(
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(no subject) [Mar. 20th, 2008|11:48 am]
robert woods
Wow a lot of movies opened today...
Here's a list of what I would like to see:

Horton Hears A Who
Be Kind Rewind
Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
Hey Hey It's Esther Bluburger
Drillbit Taylor
Death Defying Acts
The Eye
The Black Balloon
The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

Step Up 2?
The Other Boylen Girl?
The Bucket List?

Well if you have an immediate desire to see one of them let me know! Otherwise, I'm going by myself.
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Yay! Film Club! [Mar. 10th, 2008|01:57 pm]
robert woods
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(no subject) [Mar. 5th, 2008|12:29 am]
robert woods
I found myself with some unexpected free time tonight so I thought I'd hit the movies, being cheap Tuesday and all. When I arrived, the next session was for Feast of Love at 7, 40 minuets away. So I went in early and sat in my seat, up the front where no-one sits. Strangely enough another guy came in and didn't seem to notice me at first but apparently the arranged seating gods decided that we should sit together in an empty cinema. He politely left a one seat gap between us though.

I though he was cute, short black hair, glasses, good skin, a hint of stubble. He had exactly the same cloths as me, plain shorts, a collared shirt and sandals. He pulled out a newspaper from no-where and began flicking through. We were very early after all. I figured some girl was coming to meet him, I mean what kind of guy goes to see Feast of Love by himself? Someone like me?

The movie didn't start on time. It was almost unbearable. Every time he turned the page I thought he might be looking at me, checking me out. When the movie finally started he put the newspaper away. No-one else was coming.

He was one of those viewers that gets caught up in the movie making small gasps at the shockingly mundane revelations of the plot. He seemed to be the only person in the theatre that actually laughed at anything too. Just slightly too loud, enough to make it awkward, like he was trying to over compensate. Or was he trying to draw attention to himself? Was he trying to draw my attention?

This whole movie was about love. About finding someone special. About looking for signs and falling in and out of love. Why was I here watching this movie with him? It was a pretty generic movie, complete with Morgan Freeman narration. Still this seemed to be the kind of movie this stranger liked. He messaged someone half-way through. Was he talking about me to one of his friends?

All I wanted to do was jump him. Pin him down and make out with him in front of the entire audience.

2 minutes before the inevitable conclusion of the film he gets up and leaves. Well, that's that. Must be late for something. Just another love affair in my head. It was a good one too. He even left me a reminder. His newspaper.... and his coffee, and his bag? Morgan Freeman just started narrating again, it's the end of the movie and he's at the toilet?

Lights come up and the credits roll. Everyone leaves. I already got a ticket to We Own the Night at 9:10, I don't wanna miss the start... But I should wait, I wouldn't want anyone to steal his stuff... Maybe I could go through it and find his name, his phone number, his life. I do it in my head. It was exhilarating.

He comes running back in and collects his stuff. I get up an make like I'm about to leave but he sits next to me and exclaims how he can't believe he missed the end! How he was busting to go the whole movie and should have just waited 40 seconds more. How did it all end? He sat me down and looked me directly in the eye, asking me to tell him what he already knew.

I'm a bit nervous, I'm analyzing his words, his voice, the inflections of his speech in my head. What's the sub-text here? Is that what he really wants to know? Does he want something more? Or do I just want him to want something more? This is my chance. I tell him that Morgan Freeman did exactly what he expected and then narrated about it. What did he say? Oh something about Love being unpredictable but great. Then I kiss him. And He kisses me back.

In My Head.

I over-compensate for my anxiety by speaking as plainly and uncaringly as possible. By then I was already getting up. He was busy collecting his things up and blocking the isle so I went around the opposite way, which meant he got to the exit before me. We walked down the long corridor to the foyer together in silence. Should I say goodbye? He started the conversation, maybe I should finish it... This is my last chance to know...

I duck into the toilets and he continues towards the candy bar.

I go into the next movie and wonder if he'll come in and sit next to me again. Maybe that's why he was heading towards the candy-bar again? He doesn't show though. Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix and yelling at each other and he's not here to watch it with me, making those little audible gasps he always makes when he gets caught up in the drama.

He probably didn't want to kiss me. He probably wasn't trying to get my attention. He probably wasn't even gay. Right? I guess I'll never know. He made an opening but I was too scared to pursue, even though I wanted nothing more than to do just that. I'm a coward.

It's probably just sexual frustration manifesting itself in strange ways. Still even if it wasn't it probably wouldn't have worked out as great as it did in my head. Nothing ever does.
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(no subject) [Feb. 26th, 2008|10:07 am]
robert woods
oscar winners! I did so shit this year...
Caitlin & Ail - 13
Simon - 12
Robert & Froud - 11
Leith & Domini - 9
Mike & Nichola - 6
Ichina - 4
Kim - 3
Nay - 1
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