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Top 10 Movies/TV of 2012

31 12 2012
As has been my tradition for the last 10 years (see 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2002) I’m making a list of my favorite 10 movies/tv that I watched for the first time this year. I’m not recommending these shows for everyone, here’s the list:



Honorable Mentions to Higher Ground, and If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front which are also great films. (more…)


Movies I've watched recently:

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10 years of movie reviews

19 06 2012

While I have certainly let my webpage go to pot while I’ve spent more time on G+, I have kept up the brief movie reviews section and have just completed 10 years of reviews yesterday.

To celebrate, here are links to the top 10 lists from each year: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2002.

Some trivia:

  • I’ve only given 11 movies a 10/10 rating
  • I’ve watched 976 movies for an average of 0.2671 movies per day or about 1 movie in 4 days
  • The average movie rating I give is 6.86; I consider a 7 to be a recommendable movie



Top 10 Movies of 2011

31 12 2011

As has been my tradition for the last 9 years (see 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2002) I’m making a list of my favorite 10 movies that I watched for the first time this year. Of course, I’m not recommending these movies for everyone, if you want personal recommendations, let me know. Here’s the list:





Honorable Mentions to This Film is Not Yet Rated, The Way Back, The Ultimate Wave Tahiti, Tangled and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol which are also great films.

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Top 10 Movies of 2010

31 12 2010
As has been my tradition for the last 8 years (see 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2002) I’m making a list of my favorite 10 movies that I watched for the first time this year. Of course, I’m not recommending these movies for everyone, if you want personal recommendations, let me know. In alphabetical(ish) order, here’s the list:




Honorable Mentions to Journey of Man, Dear Zachary, Date Night, Batman: Red Hood and The Social Network which are also great films. (more…)


Top 10 Movies of 2009

23 12 2009
As has been my tradition for the last 7 years (see 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2002) I’m making a list of my favorite 10 movies that I watched for the first time this year. Of course, I’m not recommending these movies for everyone, if you want personal recommendations, let me know. In the order that I watched them (newest first), here’s the list:




Honorable Mentions to Quantum of Solace, Watchmen, Sunshine Cleaning, Gran Torino and Food, Inc. which are also great films. (more…)


Top 10 Movies of 2008

31 12 2008
As has been my tradition for the last 6 years (see 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2002) I’m making a list of my favorite 10 movies that I watched for the first time this last year. Of course, I’m not recommending these movies for everyone, if you want personal recommendations, let me know. Here’s the list:

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Honorable Mentions to The Nanny Diaries, Michael Clayton, Iron Man, Wanted and WALL·E which are also great films. (more…)


Top 10 Movies of 2007

31 12 2007
As has been my tradition for the last 5 years (see 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2002) I’m making a list of my favorite 10 movies that I watched for the first time this last year. Of course, I’m not recommending these movies for everyone, if you want personal recommendations, let me know. Here’s the list, and yes, I do know that there’s 11, I’m putting 2 TV shows in as 1 movie…

Fearless Flushed Away Knocked Up The Lookout No Country for Old Men The Prestige Children of Men Borat Casino Royale Battlestar Galactica 30 Rock


Honorable Mentions to The Hoax, Sicko, Cars, In Cold Blood, The Queen, and Eastern Promises which are also great films. (more…)


What I’m Watching

8 12 2007

What I'm Watching

Over the life of this blog, the thing that I have usually put the most effort into but the fewest people have seen is the list of movies I’ve watched and what I thought of them. I’ve been doing this for all movies that I’ve watched for the last 5+ years so it’s getting pretty long; additionally there are my top 10 picks from every year going back to 2002 (All Time, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2002). I’ve decided to make a permanent picture link to the movies I’ve watched in the sidebar (–>); so feel free to check back anytime to see if it’s updated.

For an idea of what my number ratings mean in words, here’s an idea:

  • 10 – Phenomenal Movie! Couldn’t be recommended high enough! (there are about 3 of these in my whole list)
  • 9 – Very good movie – I liked it a lot and there’s a good chance that you will too
  • 8 – Quite good movie – I was generally pleased with the movie
  • 7 – Barely a recommendation – The lowest threshold of still being recommended; a decent movie
  • 6 – Not really recommended – I wouldn’t suggest you seek out this film
  • 5 or less – Varying degrees of bad – all not recommendable



Top 10 Movies of 200b

31 12 2006
As has been my tradition for the last 4 years (see 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2002) I’m making a list of my favorite 10 movies that I watched for the first time this last year; so, in the order of my watching them…

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Top Rated Movies Left to Watch

24 05 2006

I was checking through the IMDb top 250 rated movies and I’ve seen so many of them that I’d make a list of the ones I haven’t seen in the top 50 of that list…

14. Rear Window
16. Raiders of the Lost Ark
18. 12 Angry Men
28. Lawrence of Arabia
30. It’s a Wonderful Life
31. Sunset Blvd.
32. American Beauty
39. Paths of Glory
47. The Third Man
49. Hotel Rwanda

In the top 50 of the 2000-2009 decade that I haven’t seen are:

9. Hotel Rwanda
21. Oldboy
24. Amores perros
25. Before Sunset
33. Talk to Her
35. V for Vendetta
37. Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom
39. The Magdalene Sisters
48. Vera Drake
49. In the Mood for Love

These lists tell me that I have some Japanese and 50′s era movies that I need to catch up on :)

This is fun, let’s do the 90′s too…

7. American Beauty
27. La Haine
28. Central do Brasil
31. Festen
39. Trois couleurs: Rouge
41. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
44. Chung hing sam lam
45. Delicatessen
50. The Nightmare Before Christmas

Well, I guess I’ve got my work cut out for me :)