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The 2006 journals are here

This is a list of films I have fallen asleep during this year. Those underlined I saw at the cinema, which made it a very difficult place to sleep, and in every case I failed.

January

Cammina Cammina

Junebug

Erin Brockovitch

McLibel

Anatomy of a Murder

Story of Ruth

Last King of Scotland

Color of the Cross

A Beautiful Mind

Waking Life

The Shining

Rocky Balboa

The Cross

Thank You for Smoking

It Happened One Night

Napolean Dynamite

The Cross

Thank you for Smoking

Devil Wears Prada

Rebel Without a Cause

Superman Returns

Stage Fright

An Inconvenient Truth

Pan's Labyrinth

You can't take it with you.

Little Miss Sunshine

Vernon Johns Story

23/2/07 - Basquiat

Ghost World

Hot Fuzz

Black Dahlia (failed to sleep for this one)

American Astronaut (had friends around so sleeping was a bit rude - did manage it briefly)

Number 17 (only an hour so I just about made it through this one)

Winged Migration (bailed out halfway through - had already slept by then)

March

The Illusionist

Le Fils (hardly saw any of this at all)

Howl's Moving Castle

Amazing Grace

The Prestige

JCSS

April

300

My Son the Fanatic

Silver Chalice

Into Great Silence

The Wicker Man

Big Sleep

Hombre

Miracle Maker

Scent of Green Papya

The Real Old Testament

The Real Old Testament

The Real Old Testament

Garden State

Sabotage

To Catch a Thief

Pirates of the Caribbean 3

Voyage to Italy

Il Messia

This is England

Jarhead

A Place in the Sun

Ro

Rome Open City

Go

Pa

Purple Rose of Cairo

Purple Rose of Cairo

Palindromes

Noah's Ark (1928)

Moses the Lawgiver (eps 1-4)

Babel

Atti degli apostoli

The Pianist

Noah's Ark (1959)

A Man for all Seasons

Tell no-one

Le Fils

Keltoum's daughter

Pa

The Fountain

Miller's Crossing

St Elmo's Fire

Cyrano de Bergerac

Pa

Noah's Ark (1959)

Noah's Ark (1959)

Science of Sleep

Evan Almighty

Shrek the Third

Last Temptation of Christ (Director's commentary)

Whale Rider

A Lesson in Love

The Simpsons Movie

Bourne Supremacy

Snows of Kilimanjaro

Marie-Antoinette

Mouchette

Greatest Heroes of the Bible: Joshua at Jericho

G

The Milky Way

Blood Simple

Black Gold

Seventh Seal

Life and Passion of Jesus Christ

Psycho

The Skin Game

Foreign Correspondent

God's great - I'm not

Bourne Ultimatum

Joyeux Noel

Les Vacances de M. Hulot

For a fistful of dollars

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Atonement

Beat the Devil (= the average sized sleep)

Witches of Eastwick

Pulp Fiction

Persuasion

Beat the Devil (the bit I missed before)

Narnia - Lion Witch and Wardrobe

How to lose a guy in ten days

Magdelena released from shame

Gosford Park

Rio Grande

totally lost track of what happened here

The Milky Way

Golem Spirit of Exile

Northanger Abbey

Divine Intervention

The King of Kings (extended edition)

Exodus

Becket

Darjeeling Limited

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M. Leary   

1.1 The Illusionist (Burger, 2006)

1.2 The Big Country (Wyler, 1958)

1.3 Shootout at Warlock (Dmytryk, 1958)

1.4 Serenity (Whedon, 2005)

1.5 The Proposition (Cave, 2006)

1.6 Hooligans

1.8 Dark Days (Singer, 2000)

Short Films

1.1 Charlotte et son Jules (J.-L. Godard, 1960)

1.1 3 Glaser (Lutz Mommartz, 1968)

1.1 Ainzehen (Lutz Mommartz, 1985)

1.1 Uben/Onten (Lutz Mommartz, 1967)

1.1 Fokus (Lutz Mommartz, 1985)

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Persona   

Italics = theatre viewing

Asterisk* = First time viewing

Data from IMDb

01/01/07 - Charlotte's Web* (Gary Winick)

01/03/07 - Bad Guy* (Ki-duk Kim)

01/05/07 - Children of Men* (Alfonso Cuar

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January

1/02 - You Can't Take It With You (1938 Frank Capra, DP Joseph Walker, Ed. Gene Havlick)

1/04 - The Tenant (1976 Roman Polanski, DP Sven Nykvist, Ed. Fran

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Most recent viewings at the top.

All titles are first time viewings unless in italics

favorite of the month represent theatrical, screening, or festival viewings only

2007 Summary:

Total films: 240

shorts:16

reviews: 62

December

12/30 Honeydripper 4.0/5 review to be written

12/29 The Magnificent Seven 5.0/5

12/28 The Kite Runner 4.0/5 review

12/27 Persepolis 3.5/5 review

12/25 The polar Express 2.0/5

12/25 Charlie Wilson's War 3.5/5 review

12/23 Hoodwinked 2.5/5

12/21 The Great Debaters 3.5/5 review

12/21 Stolen Kisses 4.0/5

12/19 Juno 4.0/5 review

12/15 Margot at the Wedding 2.5/5 review

12/13 Caramel

12/12 Black Narcissus 3.5/5

12/12 Deliver Us From Evil 4.5/5

12/11 Wristcutters: A Love Story 3.5/5 review

12/9 Joyeux Noel 4.5/5

12/9 Atonement 5.0/5 review

12/6 The 400 Blows 4.0/5

12/5 City of Lost Children 2.5/5

12/5 Lust, Caution 3.0/5 review

12/1 The Savages 4.5/5 review

November

11/29 This Is England 3.5/5

11/28 Starting Out in the Evening 3.5/5 review

11/28 The World According to Garp 3.5/5

11/25 American Gangster 4.0/5

11/23 Driving Lessons 3.0/5

11/23 I'm Not There 4.5/5 review

11/22 Out of Africa 5.0/5

11/21 The Astronaut Farmer 3.0/5

11/21 No Country for Old Men 4.5/5

11/18 War Dance 4.5/5 review

11/16 Redacted 2.5/5 review

11/15 The Virgin Spring 4.5/5

11/13 Enchanted 2.5/5 review

11/11 Martian Child 3.5/5

11/10 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead 3.0/5 review

11/8 The Station Agent 4.5/5

11/8 About a Boy 3.5/5

11/5 Things We Lost in the Fire 4.0/5 review

11/4 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 4.0/5 review

11/3 Michael Clayton 4.0/5

11/1 12:08 East of Bucharest 4.0/5

11/1 What Would Jesus Buy? 4.0/5 review interview1 interview2

October

10/21 The Burmese Harp 4.5/5

10/19 4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days /opens in Jan/

10/18 Bella 3.0/5 review

10/17 The Legend of Bagger Vance 3.5/5

10/16 Dan in Real Life 3.5/5 review

10/15 The Nights of Cabiria 3.5/5

10/14 City of Hope 3.0/5

10/10 Suzanne's Career 4.5/5

10/10 The Girl at the Monceau Bakery 3.0/5

10/9 Lars and the Real Girl 4.0/5 review

10/5 Into the Wild 4.5/5

10/4 Terror's Advocate 2.0/5 review

10/3 Palindromes 1.5/5

10/2 For the Bible Tells Me So 4.0/5 review

10/1 Game 6 2.0/5

September

9/30 Eastern Promises 3.0/5

9/29 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly /opens in Dec/

9/27 Sleeper 3.0/5

9/24 The Deer Hunter 5.0/5

9/22 In the Valley of Elah 3.5/5

9/21 Across the Universe 1.5/5 review

9/21 Shame 4.0/5

9/18 The Nines 4.0/5 review

9/17 The Price of Sugar 3.0/5 review

9/17 Searching for the Wrong Eyed Jesus 4.5/5

9/16 In the Shadow of the Moon 4.5/5 review

9/15 3:10 to Yuma 4.0/5

9/14 Barton Fink 3.5/5

9/13 Who Killed the Electric Car 4.0/5

9/13 The Gold Rush 4.0/5

9/13 Blockheads (with short, The Music Box) 3.5/5

9/10 Vanaja 4.0/5

9/10 Forgiving Dr. Mengele 4.0/5

9/7 Hollywoodland 2.0/5

9/5 Lake of Fire 4.0/5 review

9/4 Paris Trout 4.5/5

9/3 Three of Hearts: A Post-Modern Family 3.5/5

9/3 Longford 3.0/5

9/2 Man of the Year 3.0/5

9/2 Casanova 3.5/5

9/1 The Boys of 2nd Street Park 4.5/5

9/1 Tristan + Isolde 3.0/5

August

8/31 Shakespeare in Love 4.0/5

8/31 Operation: Dreamland 4.0/5

8/30 September Dawn 3.5/5 review

8/29 Spiderman 3 2.0/5

8/27 Samira Fi Adayaa (Samira's Garden) (viewed w/o Eng. subtitles) 4.0/5

8/27 Bonne nuit Malik (short) 4.0/5

8/27 Toi (You) 3.0/5

8/27 Come Again in Spring (short - animated) 5.0/5

8/26 Finn's Girl 3.5/5

8/26 Go-Go Tales 2.5/5

8/26 Ben X 5.0/5 favorite of the month

8/26 Cleaning Woman's Dream (short) 3.0/5

8/25 The Fall of Night 3.5/5

8/25 Kuro-obi (Black Belt) 4.5/5

8/25 Centigrade (short) 4.5/5

8/25 Der Andere Junge (The Other Boy) 3.5/5

8/25 Wunderlich Privat (short - no subtitles)

8/23 Angel-A 3.5/5

8/21 Eye of the Dolphin 3.0/5 review

8/21 49 Up 3.5/5

8/17 Stardust 4.5/5 review

8/15 Great World of Sound

8/14 Gunner Palace 3.0/5

8/13 Iraq in Fragments 3.5/5

8/11 Bobby 4.0/5

8/10 Ghosts of Abu Ghraib 4.5/5

8/10 The Mark of Zorro 3.5/5

8/8 Akeelah and the Bee 4.0/5

8/7 Voices of Iraq 3.0/5

8/6 The Ground Truth 4.5/5

8/4 The Bourne Ultimatum 4.0/5

8/3 Sweet Land 5.0/5

8/2 My Best Friend 4.0/5 review

8/2 The Spirit of the Beehive 3.0/5

8/1 Over the Hedge 2.5/5

July

7/31 The Simpsons Movie 4.0/5

7/29 Absolute Wilson 3.5/5

7/28 Elizabethtown 3.0/5

7/27 Ice Age: The Meltdown 2.0/5

7/27 Golden Door 3.0/5

7/26 In My Country 2.0/5

7/25 Rashomon 4.5/5

7/20 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2.5/5

7/19 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2.5/5

7/18 Simple Men 3.0/5

7/14 Introducing the Dwights 3.5/5

7/12 Marquise of O 4.0/5

7/11 No End in Sight 3.5/0 review interview editorial

7/8 Sicko 4.0/5 review

7/7 Amores Perros 4.0/5

7/6 Live Free or Die Hard 2.0/5

7/5 La Vie en Rose 4.0/5 review favorite of the month

7/4 Ocean's 13 2.5/5

7/4 Very Annie Mary 3.5/5

June

6/29 Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer 2.5/5

6/28 42 Up 3.5/5

6/26 David and Layla 3.0/5 review interview

6/25 Ratatouille 4.5/5 review favorite of the month

6/22 Cradle Will Rock 3.5/5

6/21 A Mighty Heart 3.5/5 review sidebar

6/20 Arctic Tale 3.5/5 review interview

6/16 The Secret of NIMH 3.5/5

6/15 American Gun 3.5/5

6/12 Jarhead 4.0/5

6/10 St. Ralph 4.0/5

6/6 Ghosts of Cite Soleil 3.5/5 review

6/3 Madagascar 2.5/5

May

5/30 The Butterfly 3.5/5

5/27 Black Gold 4.5/5

5/26 Blood Simple 4.0/5

5/26 Once 4.5/5 review

5/24 Old Joy 3.5/5

5/21 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 3.0/5 review

5/19 Away from Her 4.5/5 review

5/18 Waitress 5.0/5 review sidebar favorite of the month

5/16 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 3.5/5

5/14 Freedom Writers 3.5/5

5/13 Fracture 4.0/5 review

5/9 The 39 Steps 3.5/5

5/9 My Life as a Dog 3.5/5

5/7 Thieves Like Us 3.5/5

5/5 Black Book 4.0/5 review

5/4 Coach Carter 3.0/5

5/2 A Moment of Innocence 2.5/5

April

4/29 Year of the Dog 3.0/5 review

4/27 Jindabyne 4.0/5 review

4/26 Whale Rider 4.0/5

4/25 A Lobster Tale 3.0/5

4/25 Hombre Kabuki (short) 2.0/5

4/25 Honey and Sting (short) 2.5/5

4/25 A Neutral Corner (short) 4.0/5

4/25 Redemption Song (short) 3.5/5

4/25 ELI (short) 4.0/5

4/24 Land of Plenty 4.5/5

4/22 He Was a Quiet Man 3.0/5

4/20 Separate Lies 3.5/5

4/20 The Thing About My Folks 2.5/5

4/19 Other Voices, Other Rooms 1.5/5

4/18 First Snow 3.5/5 review

4/18 Nazarin 4.0/5

4/17 Labyrinth 2.0/5

4/16 Dreamer 2.5/5

4/13 Paris, je t'aime 4.0/5 interview review

4/6 Shut Up and Sing 4.0/5

4/4 The Wind that Shakes the Barley 4.0/5 review favorite of the month

4/3 Sacco and Vanzetti 2.0/5

March

3/29 Spitfire Grill 5.0/5

3/28 Stranger than Fiction 4.0/5

3/28 Mr. Holland's Opus 4.5/5

3/26 Me You Them 2.5/5

3/25 Open Hearts 4.5/5

3/21 Into Great Silence 3.5/5 review

3/19 Enigma 2.5/5

3/17 Friends with Money 3.0/5

3/17 The Namesake 3.5/5 review

3/16 Zodiac 4.0/5

3/10 Don't Come Knocking 4.0/5

3/10 The Lives of Others 4.5/5

3/8 The Believer 4.0/5

3/7 Paths of Glory 4.5/5

3/3 Days of Glory (Indigenes) 4.0/5 review

3/3 Avenue Montaign 3.5/5 review

3/2 After the Wedding 4.5/5 interview exerpts review favorite of the month

February

2/28 Beyond the Gates 4.5/5 Review 1 review 2

2/23 This Film Not Yet Rated 3.5/5

2/22 Dead Poets Society 5.0/5

2/19 35 Up 3.5/5

2/17 Breach 4.5/5 favorite of the month

2/14 Sound and Fury 4.5/5

2/10 Bridge to Terabithia 4.0/5 review

2/9 Sherrybaby 3.0/5

2/7 Tears of the Black Tiger 3.5/5 review

2/7 Night of the Hunter 4.5/5

2/6 Pan's Labyrinth 4.5/5

2/2 Wait Until Dark 4.5/5

January

1/31 Grave of the Fireflies 5.0/5

1/27 Zathura 2.0/5

1/27 Venus 4.0/5 review favorite of the month

1/26 Water 4.5/5

1/25 Bruce Almighty 3.5/5

1/24 Frailty 2.5/5

1/20 Missing in America 3.5/5

1/20 The Last King of Scotland 3.5/5

1/19 Amazing Grace 4.0/5 review

1/17 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 5.0/5

1/13 Sour Death Balls (short) 4.0/5

1/13 More (short) 3.0/5

1/13 Building No. 7 (short) 3.0/5

1/12 United 93 3.5/5

1/10 Kamataki 4.0/5

1/10 La Cle des Champs (short) 3.5/5)

1/9 Rich and Strange 2.5/5

1/6 We Are Marshall 3.5/5

1/4 The Sweet Hereafter 4.5/5

1/1 The Good German 3.5/5 review

Edited by Darrel Manson

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BethR   

+ theatre viewing

* repeat viewing

Listed in reverse order, more or less. Rating system inconsistent and sporadic.

December

+ CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR

+ P.S. I LOVE YOU

GLORY ROAD

* BRIDE AND PREJUDICE (before giving my copy to my god-daughter)

+ NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS

+ LARS AND THE REAL GIRL

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX

+ AUGUST RUSH

November

* WAITRESS

ZATHURA (not a patch on Jumanji)

+ BELLA

* AMAZING GRACE

ELIZABETHTOWN

LA BELLE ET LA BETE (Beauty and the Beast), dir. Jean Cocteau (on TCM. Sure I've seen it before, but most plot details had faded.)

October

SWADES

+ RENDITION

SAINT RALPH

ABOUT ADAM

THE GOOD SHEPHERD

BOLLYWOOD/HOLLYWOOD (does justice to neither)

September

LADY FOR A DAY (1932)

MAHABHARAT (1965)

MISTRESS OF SPICES

KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI

THE BALLAD OF JACK AND ROSE (regrettable)

August

* THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN

+ THE NANNY DIARIES

MISS POTTER (charming, and inspiring, even more-so backed up by documentary bio. feature)

THE BAXTER (Michelle Williams shines; otherwise forgettable)

+ STARDUST (pretty good, but the book is better)

+ THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM

* SIXTEEN BLOCKS

BREACH

July

+ LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD (aka "Die Hard 4" or maybe "Die Hard on the 4th of July")

+ NO RESERVATIONS (American remake of German Mostly Martha; better than expected)

JUNEBUG

* SWEET LAND (on DVD--well worth repeating)

THE SANDY BOTTOM ORCHESTRA

THE FOUNTAIN

+ FANTASTIC 4: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER

NINOTCHKA

DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST (Bresson, +commentary by Cowie)

June

+ RATATOUILLE

+* WAITRESS

* BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM (IFC)

AMERICAN WOMEN

+* SERENITY (charity screening)

AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE (IFC)

PAN'S LABYRINTH

THANK YOU FOR SMOKING

+ SWEET LAND

GHOST RIDER (dozed through significant portions...too bad, because I've often admired Nicholas Cage. Not this time.)

* THE BLACK STALLION (on TCM)

* STRICTLY BALLROOM (on TV, thanks to IFC)

+ PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END (was very long and complicated)

PEAU D'ANE [Donkey Skin] (I was going along with it more or less right up until the helicoper arrived)

May

AMERICAN DESI

+ HOT FUZZ

+ WAITRESS

PRETTY PERSUASION (a lot of grief for a revelation I was already aware of)

+* THE NAMESAKE

* BRIDE AND PREJUDICE (with my parents--they enjoyed it; subtitles helped)

* MY FAVORITE WIFE

+ SPIDERMAN 3

LAND OF PLENTY

HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM (nearly all-singing, all-dancing, with Aishwarya Rai)

+ LUCKY YOU (or perhaps, not so lucky...)

NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND

April

CAPTAIN BLOOD (1935)

V FOR VENDETTA ("big bangs and primary colors appeal to the young")

* SHAKESPEARE BEHIND BARS

* PROOF

+ THE NAMESAKE

* BEDAZZLED (1967)

+ REIGN OVER ME

COME EARLY MORNING

* HOWARDS END

* WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (dir. Michael Hoffman)

THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE

March

MR. FIXIT (the only really amusing bit of this pic is

* WOMAN OF THE YEAR (still 5.0/5 after all these years)

LADIES IN LAVENDER (I wanted to like this better than I actually did)

BOBBY JONES, STROKE OF GENIUS (meant to be inspiring, but dull...sort of like golf in general)

THE HOLIDAY (too many plots packed into this "trading places" story)

HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS

+* AMAZING GRACE

CONSTANTINE

+ THE ASTRONAUT FARMER

+ AMAZING GRACE

+ BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA

DRACULA: PAGES FROM A VIRGIN'S DIARY (well...that was interesting...)

A GOOD YEAR (sloppy plotting, but Russell Crowe is cute)

+ MUSIC AND LYRICS

NACHO LIBRE (we laughed a lot at both the movie and the extra featurettes--what can I say? we're easily amused)

BELLES ON THEIR TOES (no Cheaper by the Dozen, but Myrna Loy is excellent)

February

KEEPING MUM (now that's what I mean by black comedy)

THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU

ONE NIGHT WITH THE KING (even one hr. & 40 min. was too long, never mind one night; just re-read the book of Esther instead)

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (should never have left the opera house for the cinema)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (2004; thanks to KenMorefield)

THE ILLUSIONIST

January

PYAASA (1957, considered a classic of Bollywood film)

SHAKESPEARE BEHIND BARS (thanks to the Sundance Channel)

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

+ CHILDREN OF MEN

* SPIDERMAN

MISS CONGENIALITY 2: ARMED & FABULOUS (nothing fabulous about it; sad waste of Sandra Bullock's time)

* THE INCREDIBLES (still incredibly good!)

+ FREEDOM WRITERS

+ THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS

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Crow   

Theatrical viewings Unless in Italics

* - Repeat viewing

December

12/1 - Keen Eddie, Season 1, Disc 4 4.5/5

12/4 - Beowulf 3.0/5

12/6 - This is England 4.0/5

12/7 -* Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story 3.5/5

12/8 - Mr. Bean's Holiday 4.0/5

12/8 - August Rush 3.5/5

12/9 - * The Double Life of Veronique 4.0/5

12/10 - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 5.0/5

12/11 - MST3K: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

12/13 - After the Wedding 4.5/5

12/14 - MST3K: the Mexican Santa Claus movie ::tv_happy::

12/15 - I am Legend 3.5/5

12/15 - A Fistful of Dollars 4.0/5

12/16 - What Would Jesus Buy? 4.0/5

12/17 - For a Few Dollars More 4.5/5

12/18 - The Polar Express 3.5/5

12/21 - Juno 4.5/5

12/23 - Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 3.0/5

12/24 - * A Christmas Story 4.5/5

12/25 - As You Like It 4.0/5

12/26 - The Devil and Daniel Johnston 4.0/5

12/28 - The Savages 4.5/5

12/29 - Sweeney Todd 4.0/5

November

11/15 - Elizabeth: The Golden Age 2.5/5

11/20 - American Gangster 4.0/5

11/21 - No Country for Old Men 4.5/5

11/22 - * Rear Window 5.0/5

11/22 - * The Birds 4.0/5

11/23 - Keen Eddie, Season 1, Disc 3 4.5/5

11/25 - I'm Not There 4.5/5

11/26 - Night of the Demon 4.5/5

11/27 - Year of the Dog 3.0/5

11/29 - * Paprika 5.0/5

October

10/6 - In the Realms of the Unreal 2.5/5

10/7 - Deep Water 4.0/5

10/8 - Pretty in Pink 3.0/5

10/9-11 - Wonderfalls, Disc 1 4.0/5

10/12 - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 4.5/5

10/15 - Michael Clayton 4.5/5

10/18 - The Kingdom 3.0/5

10/19 - Gone Baby Gone 4.5/5

10/20 - That Darn Cat (1965) 3.0/5

10/21 - Friendly Persuasion 4.0/5

10/21 - Lust, Caution 4.0/5

10/22 - The Darjeeling Limited 4.0/5

10/23 - Into the Wild 5.0/5

10/24 - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982) 4.5/5

10/26 - Lars and the Real Girl 4.5/5

10/27 - Fear Strikes Out 3.5/5

10/27 - Evan Almighty 2.5/5

10/28 - Keen Eddie, Season 1, Disc 2 4.0/5

10/31 - Bella 4.0/5

September

9/2-3 - Battlestar Galactica, Season 2.5, Disc 2 4.5/5

9/3 - Good Neighbor Sam 3.5/5

9/4 - Kiki's Delivery Service 4.5/5

9/6 - Live Free or Die Hard 4.0/5

9/7 - 3:10 to Yuma (2007) 3.5/5

9/8 - Extras, Season 2, Disc 1 4.5/5

9/13 - Extras, Season 2, Disc 2 4.5/5

9/14 - * The Seventh Seal 4.0/5

9/15 - Battlestar Galactica, Season 2.5, Disc 3 4.5/5

9/17 - * The Natural 4.5/5

9/17 - Perfect Blue 4.0/5

9/20 - Babette's Feast 5.0/5

9/21 - Eastern Promises 4.0/5

9/23 - Lucky You 3.0/5

9/25 - Porco Rosso 4.0/5

9/27 - The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters 4.5/5

9/28 - The Hunting Party 4.0/5

9/29 - Withnail and I 3.5/5

August

8/4 - * The Bourne Supremacy 4.5/5

8/5 - Madagascar 2.5/5

8/5 - Battlestar Galactica, Season 2, Disc 2 4.5/5

8/6 - Millenium Actress 4.5/5

8/7 - The Bourne Ultimatum 4.0/5

8/9 - Rescue Dawn 4.0/5

8/11 - Breaking the Waves 4.5/5

8/12 - Talk to Me 3.5/5

8/14 - Battlestar Galactica, Season 2, Disc 2 4.5/5

8/16 - Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice 1.5/5

8/16 - Renaissance 4.0/5

8/18 - * The Brady Bunch Movie 2.5/5

8/18 - Inland Empire 3.0/5

8/19 - Superbad 3.0/5

8/21 - Death at a Funeral 4.0/5

8/23 - Grave of the Fireflies 5.0/5

8/24 - Stardust 4.0/5

8/24-25 - Battlestar Galactica, Season 2.5, Disc 1 4.5/5

8/26 - Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 3.0/5

8/28 - Perfume: Story of a Murderer 4.5/5

8/31 - Rocket Science 4.5/5

July

7/3 - Crossfire Trail 3.0/5

7/4 - Reno 911: Miami 2.5/5

7/5 - Ratatouille 5.0/5

7/6 - True Stories (Talking Heads) 3.5/5

7/8 - Transformers 3.5/5

7/11 - * Fantastic Voyage 3.5/5

7/12 - Night at the Museum 2.5/5

7/13 - You Kill Me 4.0/5

7/14 - Paprika 5.0/5

7/19 - * Spirited Away 5.0/5

7/22 - Sweet Land 4.5/5

7/24 - Eagle vs. Shark 3.0/5

7/27 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 3.5/5

7/28 - Sunshine 4.0/5

7/29-30 - Battlestar Galactica, Season 2, Disc 1 4.0/5

7/31 - The Simpsons Movie 4.0/5

June

6/1 - Nausicca of the Valley of the Wind 4.5/5

6/3 - Knocked Up 4.0/5

6/2-3 - Freaks and Geeks, Disc 3 5.0/5

6/4 - Paris Je T'aime 4.5/5

6/5 - Chalk 4.0/5

6/6 - Tommy 3.5/5

6/9 - Once 4.5/5

6/9-10 - Freaks and Geeks, Disc 4 4.5/5

6/10 - Ocean's Thirteen 3.0/5

6/11 - Danielson: A Family Movie 3.5/5

6/12 - My Neighbor Totoro 5.0/5

6/14-15 - Freaks and Geeks, Disc 5 4.5/5

6/16 - The Yearling 4.0/5

6/16 - The Fabulous Baker Boys 3.0/5

6/16 - Castle in the Sky 4.5/5

6/17 - Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour De France (Omnimax) 4.0/5

6/18 - Jindabyne 4.0/5

6/22-23 - Freaks and Geeks, Disc 6 4.5/5

6/23 - Alien Nation 3.0/5

6/24 - * Princess Mononoke 5.0/5

6/27 - Train Man: Densha Otoko 4.5/5

6/27 - Rebel Without a Cause 3.5/5

6/28 - Kamikaze Girls 4.5/5

6/28 - Darkon 4.5/5

6/28 - Bright Future 4.0/5

6/29 - Linda Linda Linda 4.0/5

6/30 - Only Yesterday 4.5/5

6/30 - Czech Dream 4.0/5

6/30 - * The Host 4.5/5

6/27-30 - Haibane-Renmei 5.0/5

May

5/1 - Wattstax 3.5/5

5/1-2 - Freaks and Geeks, Season 1, Disc 1 5.0/5

5/4 - Mafioso 4.0/5

5/5 - Spiderman 3 4.0/5

5/8 - Black Book 4.0/5

5/10 - Fever Pitch (1997) 3.5/5

5/13 - The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes 3.0/5

5/15 - The 4400, Season 3, Disc 1 4.5/5

5/16,18 - The 4400, Season 3, Disc 2 4.0/5

5/19 - Key Largo 4.0/5

5/19-20 - The 4400, Season 3, Disc 3 4.0/5

5/22 - Daniel Amos: Instruction Through Film 4.0/5

5/25 - Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End 3.0/5

5/26 - Fay Grim 4.0/5

5/26 - The 4400, Season 3, Disc 4 4.5/5

5/27-28 - Freaks and Geeks, Season 1, Disc 2 5.0/5

5/28 - Wild Hogs 2.0/5

5/31 - The Good German 3.5/5

April

4/3 - A Good Year 3.0/5

4/4 - Tears of the Black Tiger 3.5/5

4/5 - 300 3.0/5

4/6 - The Lookout 4.5/5

4/7 - Extras, Season 1, Disc 2 4.0/5

4/8 - Fast Food Nation 3.5/5

4/10 - Grindhouse 4.0/5

4/11 - The Amazing Screw-on Head 4.0/5

4/13 - Volver 3.5/5

4/13 - Blades of Glory 2.5/5

4/14 - Dreamgirls 3.5/5

4/14 - Delicatessen 4.0/5

4/15 - Reign Over Me 4.5/5

4/19 - Slow Food Film Festival 4.0/5

4/21 - The Hoax 4.0/5

4/22 - Hot Fuzz 4.5/5

4/24 - Henry Fool 4.0/5

4/25 - Into Great Silence 4.5/5

4/27 - The Wind That Shakes the Barley 4.0/5

4/28 - Fracture 3.5/5

March

3/1 - Rocky Balboa 3.5/5

3/3 - Freedom Writers 4.0/5

3/3 - Lost in La Mancha 3.5/5

3/4 - The Lathe of Heaven (1980) 4.5/5

3/6 - The Lives of Others 4.5/5

3/8 - Stone Reader 4.0/5

3/9 - The Seagull's Laughter 2.5/5

3/9 - Black Snake Moan 4.0/5

3/10-11 - Battlestar Galactica, Season 1, Disc 2 4.5/5

3/14 - Tideland 2.0/5

3/15 - Zodiac 4.0/5

3/16 - The Number 23 3.0/5

3/17 - * Casino Royale (2006) 4.5/5

3/19 - Becket 4.0/5

3/20 - Keen Eddie, Season 1, Disc 1 4.5/5

3/21-22 - Battlestar Galactica, Season 1, Disc 3 4.5/5

3/23 - The Namesake 4.0/5

3/24 - Masculine Feminine 3.5/5

3/26 - Battlestar Galactica, Season 1, Disc 4 4.5/5

3/27 - The Host 4.5/5

3/31 - Extras, Season 1, Disc 1 4.0/5

February

2/1 - The 2006 World Series Film 5.0/5 (because the right team won!)

2/2 - God Grew Tired of Us 4.5/5

2/3 - Little Children 4.0/5

2/6 - Flicka 3.0/5

2/7 - The Rutles: All You Need is Cash 4.0/5

2/8 - The Black Dahlia 3.0/5

2/9 - Jonestown: The Life and Death of the People's Temple 4.5/5

2/10 - Smokin' Aces 3.5/5

2/11 - In the Mood for Love 4.0/5

2/13 - Hannah and Her Sisters 4.0/5

2/13 - Ikiru 5.0/5

2/16 - Factory Girl 2.5/5

2/17 - Battlestar Galactica, Season 1, Disc 1 4.5/5

2/17 - No Time for Nuts (short) 4.0/5

2/17 - The Danish Poet (short) 4.5/5

2/17 - The Maestro (short) 4.5/5

2/17 - The Little Matchgirl (short) 4.0/5

2/17 - Lifted (short) 4.5/5

2/17 - The Savior (short) 4.0/5

2/17 - Helmer and Son (short) 4.0/5

2/17 - One Too Many (short) 4.0/5

2/17 - Binta and the Great Idea (short) 4.0/5

2/17 - West Bank Story (short) 4.5/5

2/18 - Bridge to Terebithia 4.0/5

2/19 - Breach 4.5/5

2/22 - McCabe and Mrs. Miller 2.5/5

2/25 - Amazing Grace 4.5/5

2/27 - Eragon 2.5/5

2/27 - Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? 3.5/5

January

1/1 - The Good Shepard 3.5/5

1/2 - McLintock 4.0/5

1/3 - Zardoz 4.0/5

1/5 - Children of Men 4.5/5

1/8 - We Are Marshall 3.5/5

1/9 - Idiocracy 3.5/5

1/12 - * 12 Monkeys 4.0/5

1/12 - The Battle of Shaker Heights 3.0/5

1/19 - Curse of the Golden Flower 3.0/5

1/20 - Pan's Labyrinth 5.0/5

1/25 - Letters From Iwo Jima 4.0/5

1/28 - Duck Season 4.0/5

1/30 - The Descent 3.0/5

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Diane   

*repeat viewing

+theater viewing

January:

One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevitch (Chris Marker, 2000)

La Jet

Edited by Diane

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opus   

I'm trying something a little different this year -- my journal is here.

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Ron Reed   

bold: favourite

italic: repeat viewing

Little Children (Jan 1, Theatre)

Volver (Jan 1, Theatre)

Akeelah & The Bee (Jan 2, DVD)

United 93 (Jan 3, DVD)

End of the Spear (Jan 3, DVD)

Perfume (Jan 6, Theatre)

Children Of Men (Jan 6, Theatre)

Ushpizin (Jan 7, DVD)

C.S.A.: Confederate States of America (Jan 8, Theatre)

Old Joy (Jan 8, Theatre)

The New World (Jan 9, DVD)

The Proposition (Jan 10, DVD)

Sophie Scholl (Jan 13, DVD)

Joyeux Noel (Jan 16, DVD)

Pan's Labyrinth (Jan 17, Theatre)

The Painted Veil (Jan 19, Theatre)

The Death Of Mr Lazarescu (Jan 20, DVD)

Ushpizin (Jan 24, DVD)

The Spitfire Grill (Jan 24, VHS)

Into Great Silence (Jan 25, Theatre)

Flowers of St Francis (Jan 26, DVD)

Pursuit of Happyness (Jan 27, Theatre)

Miracle Mile (Jan 28, vhs)

Amazing Grace (ND, Theatre)

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (Feb 8, DVD)

Brick (Feb 11, DVD)

Dave (Feb 14, DVD)

Spalding Gray: Pleasures Of Terror (Feb 15, DVD)

The Girl In The Cafe (Feb 16, DVD)

Ryan (Feb 17, DVD)

Thank You For Smoking (Feb 19, DVD)

Rumble Fish (Feb 22, VHS)

Sliding Doors (Feb 23, DVD)

Babel (Feb 24, Theatre)

The Last King Of Scotland (Feb 24, Theatre)

With A Friend Like Harry (Feb 28, DVD)

The Ultimate Gift (Mar 2, DVD)

Pan's Labyrinth (Mar 3, Theatre)

Black Dahlia (Mar 6, DVD)

The Day The Earth Stood Still (Mar 8, DVD?) or 2006?

The Notorious Bettie Page (Mar 8, DVD)

Homicide (Mar 13, VHS)

The Woodsman (Mar 15, DVD)

Return To Me (Mar 17, VHS)

Out Of Africa (Mar 23, DVD)

Steel Toes (Mar 25, Theatre)

The Lives Of Others (Mar 27, Theatre)

Sharkwater (Mar 29, Theatre)

Such A Long Journey (Mar 30, DVD)

Open City (ND, DVD)

Saving Grace (ND, VHS)

Fido (Apr 1, Theatre)

Adam's Apples (Apr 5, Theatre)

When The Levees Broke 1 & 2 (Apr 6, DVD)

Sherrybaby (Apr 7/8, DVD)

Mouchette (Apr 12, DVD)

After The Wedding (Apr 14, Theatre)

Stranger Than Fiction (Apr 14, DVD)

The Birds (finished Apr 15, VHS)

Twelve Angry Men (in progress, VHS)

Jeremy (NYC: Apr 26/27, DVD)

Nightmare Alley (finished May 5, DVD)

Fracture (May 6, theatre)

The Player (May 6, DVD)

L.A. Confidential (May 10, VHS)

Black Book (May 19, Theatre)

Fatal Attraction (May 25, VHS)

Best Of Youth Act 1 (May 26, DVD)

Jindabyne (May 27, Theatre)

The Aura (May 27, Theatre)

Matchstick Men (June 2, DVD)

French Kiss (June 3, DVD)

Once (June 6, Theatre)

?

Away From Her (June 13, Theatre)

Day Of Wrath (June 15, Theatre)

FUBAR (June 16, DVD)

Eagle versus Shark (June 20, Theatre)

Mostly Martha (June 24, DVD)

Open Your Eyes (Jul 1, DVD from vhs)

Vanilla Sky (Jul 2, DVD)

About Schmidt (Jul 12/13, DVD)

Black Snake Moan (Jul 16, DVD)

Ten [Kiarostami] (July 20, DVD)

Cry The Beloved Country [1995] (Jul 20, VHS)

The Shining (Jul 21, DVD)

Book Of Life (Jul 24, DVD)

Breach (Jul 27, DVD)

49th Parallel (Jul 29, VHS)

Angel-A (ND, Theatre)

Possible Films: Hal Hartley (Aug 4, DVD)

Brakhage (DVD

The Green Mile (Aug 7, DVD)

The Bourne Ultimatum (Theatre

Amadeus (Aug 10, DVD)[/]

Copying Beethoven (Aug 11, DVD)

Central Station (Aug 13?, VHS)

Black Robe (Aug 13?, DVD)

Flatliners (Aug 28, VHS)

Across The Universe (Sep 10, Theatre)

This Is England (Sep 11, Theatre)

3:10 To Yuma (Sep 13, Theatre)

Twelve Angry Men 1997 (Sep 16, VHS)

We Are Marshall (Sep 18, DVD)

Across The Universe (Sep 23, Theatre)

You, The Living (Sep 27, Theatre)

The Monastery: Mr Vig & The Nun (Sep 27, Theatre)

Eastern Promises (Sep 27, Theatre)

For The Bible Tells Me So (Sep 27, Theatre)

Fantastic Voyage (Sep 29, VHS)

You Told Me, You Love Me (Sep 30, Theatre)

In The Shadow Of The Moon (Sep 30, Theatre)

Secret Sunshine (Sep 30, Theatre)

The Man From London (Oct 1, Theatre)

One Hundred Nails (Oct 8, Theatre)

Perfect Stranger (DVD)

Michael Clayton (Oct 14, Theatre)

Into The Wild (Oct 19, Theatre)

The Camden 28 (Oct 21, DVD)

Driving Miss Daisy (Oct 24, DVD)

Dan In Real Life (Oct 28, Theatre)

Cool Hand Luke (Nov 2, VHS)

American Gangster (Nov 8, Theatre)

Lars and the Real Girl (Nov 8, Theatre)

White Palms (Nov 10, DVD)

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Nov 11, Theatre)

The Godfather (Nov 17/18, DVD)

Gone Baby Gone (Nov 24, Theatre)

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (Dec 2, Theatre)

No Country For Old Men (Dec 2, Theatre)

It's A Wonderful Life (Dec 4, DVD)

Waitress (Dec 5, DVD)

Silent Running (Dec 13, DVD)

Ratatouille (Dec 21, DVD)

The Savages (Dec 22, Theatre)

I'm Not There (Dec 22, Theatre)

The Host (Dec 26, DVD)

I Am Legend (Dec 26, Theatre)

Longford (Dec 28, DVD)

Atonement (Dec 29, Theatre)

Sweeney Todd (Dec 30, Theatre)

Hairspray (Dec 31, DVD)

*

NOW PLAYING: Theatres

Juno (TT Fifth SC etc) *

Margot At The Wedding (Granville 7) *

The Diving Bell & The Butterfly (Fifth) *

Charlie Wilson's War (SC Dunbar Scotiabank etc) *

The Kite Runner (Ridge SC Scotiabank etc) *

NOW PLAYING: DVD

Sweet Land (have)

Zodiac (Q1)

Killer Of Sheep (Q2)

The Bothersome Man (Q3)

Knocked Up (Q4)

COMING SOON

The Ballad of A.J. Weberman

Dry Season

Grace Is Gone (Cusack)

Noelle "a priest arrives in a small fishing village to shut down its dying parish, only to learn there may be some life left in the congregation as he meets some of the town's eccentric characters"

Paranoid Park

Silent Light

The Ten

There Will Be Blood (Jan 11)

Youth Without Youth (Coppola)

Edited by Ron Reed

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I stopped journaling online last year. For Christmas 2006, my parents got me a bound journal designed for film entries. Each page has four or five spaces to enter the title of the film watched, director/stars, a star rating, and a few comments.

It's Old School, but I plan on using it.

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Anders   

MOVIE JOURNAL 2007

* First Time Viewing

January

1.03.07 Thunderball (Terrence Young, 1965) DVD, 4.5/5

1.08.07 *Le Samoura

Edited by Anders

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*repeat viewing

Unless specified, seen at the cinema.

JAN

Casino Royale*

Serendipity* TV

The Princess Diaries 2 TV

The Departed* TV (aeroplane)

Accepted TV (aeroplane)

The Last King of Scotland

Amadeus DVD

Bobby*

FEB

Failure to Launch DVD

Die Gro

Edited by gigi

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Late start (where the heck have I been this year?), but figure better late than never:

* - repeat viewing

italics - theater viewing

May:

31 - Notes on a Scandal

June:

1 - Flowers of St. Francis

2 - Thumbsucker

2 - Election

2 - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

2 - Good Will Hunting *

6 - Brick

8 - Dear Frankie

9 - Coffee and Cigarrettes

9 - Capote *

15 - Oceans Eleven

15 - Oceans Thirteen

16 - Oceans Twelve

16 - Cool Hand Luke

18 - The Way Home

21 - The Lost Boys of Sudan

22 - Kikujiro

23 - Evan Almighty

23 - The Untouchables

23 - Stranger than Fiction

July

1 - Not of This World

1 - 30 Days - season 1, disk 1

2 - From Beijing, with love

14 - Little Children

15 - Harry Potter, Order of the Phoenix

16 - Tarnation

18 - Once Upon a Time in the West

19 - Saw

20 - Saw 2

30 - Black Snake Moan

August

2 - The Simpsons Movie

3 - Hollywoodland

4 - Spanglish *

5 - An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge

5 - Normal

5 - Life of Brian

8 - How to Draw a Bunny

8-9 - Sansho the Bailiff

9 - Brokeback Mountain

10 - The Unbearable Lightness of Being

11 - The Motorcycle Diaries *

11 - Picnic at Hanging Rock

12 - Mississippi Burning

12 - I'm Not Scared

15 - Airplane!

17 - We Are Together

18 - Volver

18 - Freedom Writers

19 - Magdalene Sisters *

24 - Wedding Crashers

25 - The Puffy Chair

25 - Fracture

25 - Pan's Labyrinth

30 - The Sea Inside

September

3 - Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

5 - Curse of the Golden Flower

8 - The Fountain

10 - Dancer in the Dark *

21 - 3:10 to Yuma

29 - Safe

29 - Manhattan Short Film Festival (Lines, 100th of a Second, Clooney, Cherries, I Met the Walrus, Borus's Complete Book of Rules, The Prestidigitator, The Trainee, Soft, I Want to Be a Pilot, feeling_lonely?, King Ponce)

October

8 - Little Dieter Needs to Fly

Edited by JennyLynne

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Super late start for me!

* indicates first-time viewing. Bold = theater

NOV.

*Days of Being Wild 3.5/5

Glengarry Glen Ross 4.5/5

Hard-Boiled 4.0/5

*In the Mood for Love 4.5/5

Live Free or Die Hard 4.0/5

Shadow of the Vampire 3.0/5

Swingers 3.5/5

*2046 4.0/5

*Wings of Desire 5.0/5

DEC.

*Atonement 4.0/5

Die Hard 4.5/5

*Election (Johnnie To) 3.5/5

*Election 2 AKA Triad Election 3.0/5

Elf 3.5/5

*Exiled 2.0/5

*Fulltime Killer 1.5/5

*Happy Accidents 3.5/5

*How Green Was My Valley 5.0/5

*PTU 3.5/5

*Running Out of Time 4.5/5

*Zodiac 4.5/5

Edited by Jason Panella

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