Monday, 28 March 2016

Film, 2015

Quotation du jour: Marilyn Monroe ~ “Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents.”

I've written before that i'm a list freak.

I haven't been to an actual cinema in quite a few years – the Cineplex where i live shows mostly films aimed at a teenaged audeience, and i'm far, far away from being teenaged. (although i do maintain a certain endearing immaturity). But i love movies, i have a large-ish collection of DVDs and watch one on my day off every week. Here's what i watched last year (titles with an asterisk indicate somthing i'd never seen before):

Jan. 6: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Jan. 13: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Jan. 20: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Swedish version)
Jan. 27: Lucy*
Feb. 3: True Romance*
Feb. 10: The Girl Who Played With Fire
Feb. 13: The Kids Are Alright
Feb. 17: The Drop*
Feb.23: Jacob's Ladder
Feb. 27: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest
Mar. 3: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (American version)
Mar. 10: Nightcrawler*
Mar. 10: Bettie Page Reveals All*
Mar. 12: Dead Man Down
Mar. 14: Hanna*
Mar. 16: The Adjustment Bureau
Mar. 18: Pulp Fiction
Mar. 24: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies*
Mar. 31: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
Apr. 7: Zero Dark Thirty
Apr. 21: The Warriors
Apr. 28: John Wick*
May 5: The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
May 11: The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
May 16: The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
May 19: American Sniper*
May 26: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
Jun. 2: Lethal Weapon 3
Jun. 9: American Sniper
Jun. 16: Angel Heart
Jun. 18: Burn After Reading
Jun. 23: Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Jun. 30: We Were Soldiers*
Jul. 7: The Patriot
Jul. 13: The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
Jul. 14: Lethal Weapon 2
Jul. 20: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Jul. 21: Die Hard
Jul. 28: Django Unchained
Aug. 4: True Romance
Aug. 10: The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
Aug. 11: Killing Zoe*
Aug. 18: Green Zone
Aug. 21: True Lies
Aug. 25: Kingsman: The Secret Service*
Aug. 28: The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
Sept. 1: Mad Max: Fury Road*
Sept. 8: Passenger 57
Sept. 20: The Girl Who Played With Fire
Sept. 22: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest
Sept. 23: Source Code
Sept. 24: Blue Jasmine
Sept. 27: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Sept. 29: Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
Oct. 6: The Professional
Oct. 13: War Of The Worlds
Oct. 20: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (U.S. Version)
Nov. 8: Match Point*
Nov. 15: American Sniper
Nov. 22: Salt
Nov. 29: The Bourne Legacy
Dec. 6: Black Rain
Dec. 13: A Good Day To Die Hard
Dec. 20: Die Hard
Dec. 25: 42nd Street
Dec. 26: Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Dec. 29: Mad Max: Fury Road

And what, i hear you ask, was my favourite of the new ones? Well, a few of them i don't even remember, but my favourite was probably “American Sniper,” a film so powerful it made me feel proud to be American! (Well, i am an honorary St Louisan, but that's another story.) Second choice woulkd be “The Battle Of The Five Armies,” although there was too much Peter Jackson and not enough Tolkien in it. Exciting as hell, though. “Fury Road” was pretty exciting, too, but i found it kind of muddled. Woody Allen's “Match Point”sucked.



Oh, and here's a playlist:

Laurie Anderson -- Mister Heartbreak
Pink Floyd -- The Endless River
Joe Jackson & Friends -- Heaven & Hell
Jane Siberry -- Ulysses' Purse
Jack Bruce -- Somethinels
The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver -- The Very Best Of The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver
Peter Hammill -- Enter K
Richard Thompson -- Action Packed: The Best Of The Capitol Years
Home -- The Alchemist
Jethro Tull -- This Was
Fairport Convention -- Myths and Heroes
Yes -- Union
Runrig -- The Story
Todd Rundgren -- Runt
Tim Renwick -- Privateer
Van der Graaf Generator -- Trisector

1 comment:

John Middleton said...

True Romance, I have seen once and recorded it recently to watch again. It's one of the more underrated of Tarantino's films I think.
Hanna, I saw in the cinema and have the DVD. It's a very good action film with some interesting locations, such as the less attractive parts of Berlin.

John Middleton