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2014 Round-Up: The Good, the Bad….

Happy 2015 folks!

Small absence from this blog but I have been working my butt off in my normo working life and haven’t had much chance for blogging, but as Jack Torrence would say “Heeeere’s STACEY” (in a less maniacal “I’m going to chop you into little pieces” way).

And here’s my check-ins from 2014 to show that although I haven’t been blogging, I have been watching. This is inclusive of films me and my better half have been watching but exclusive of films I’ve watched on my own.

Title Year URL
Mega Spider 2013 
World War Z 2013 
Plan 9 from Outer Space 1959 
Welcome to the Punch 2013 
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines 2012 
Quatermass and the Pit 1967 
Jumanji 1995 
Storm Warning 2007 
Wreck-It Ralph 2012 
The Last House on the Left 1972 
Fast & Furious 6 2013 
Mean Streets 1973 
Now You See Me 2013 
Dark Skies 2013 
The Dead Zone 1983 
Evil Dead 2013 
God Bless America 2011 
The Bling Ring 2013 
V/H/S/2 2013 
Malcolm X 1992 
Blade II 2002 
Code 46 2003 
Dude, Where’s My Car? 2000 
Jaws 1975 
The Last Man on Earth 1964 
This Is 40 2012 
The War of the Worlds 1953 
Quantum of Solace 2008 
Enter the Dragon 1973 
John Carter 2012 
Dance of the Dead 2008 
Cop Land 1997 
Child’s Play 1988 
The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999 
White Zombie 1932 
Frankenweenie 2012 
Filth 2013 
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1975 
Prisoners 2013 
Demons 1985 
Texas Killing Fields 2011 
Pulp Fiction 1994 
Lovelace 2013 
Repo Man 1984 
Magic Mike 2012 
American Samurai 1992 
Seven Psychopaths 2012 
The Abominable Dr. Phibes 1971 
Feed 2005 
The Wolverine 2013 
Grabbers 2012 
I, Robot 2004 
Inglourious Basterds 2009 
No Country for Old Men 2007 
Killing Them Softly 2012 
J. Edgar 2011 
Friends with Kids 2011 
Pacific Rim 2013 
Blood Diamond 2006 
X-Men: First Class 2011 
X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014 
Lincoln 2012 
The Lone Ranger 2013 
Oblivion 2013 
Pain & Gain 2013 
Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie 2013 
Triangle 2009 
Hummingbird 2013 
Monsters University 2013 
Midnight Run 1988 
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa 2013 
Maniac 2012 
The Artist 2011 
Bruiser 2000 
Elysium 2013 
Despicable Me 2 2013 
The Way Way Back 2013 
Badlands 1973 
Insidious: Chapter 2 2013 
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada 2005 
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 2013 
Bunraku 2010 
The Darkest Hour 2011 
Carrie 2013 
Dom Hemingway 2013 
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014 
Kill Your Darlings 2013 
47 Ronin 2013 
Berberian Sound Studio 2012 
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013 
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013 
The Iceman 2012 
Back to the Future 1985 
Pandorum 2009 
Waltz with Bashir 2008 
Mr. Nobody 2009 
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 2013 
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 1986 
After Earth 2013 
Automata 2014 
The Babadook 2014 
Jackpot 2011 
Thir13en Ghosts 2001 
White Christmas 1954 
Man on the Moon 1999 
Lethal Weapon 1987 
Ghostbusters 1984 
Elf 2003 
Jingle All the Way 1996 
Batman Returns 1992
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 2014 


X-Men Days of Future Past: In particular the Quicksilver scene, I know – yes I am that easy to please. First off I’m a huge American Horror Story fan and Evan Peters is a greatly talented bloke and secondly the VFX in this shot really show how far we’ve come since the tear inducing days of George Lucas’s “look what we can do now” massacring of A New Hope. If you haven’t seen the featurette of the scene, check this clip out.

Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie: It might not be up there with masterpieces but as far as dick and fart features go it;s pretty great. The best thing for me though, being three rows from the front of the Q & A after the film with Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes. They said some pretty inspirational stuff and I came away from the Apollo full of wide eyed delight and ideas for the future. My teenage years owe a lot to Kevin Smith, I still remember the first time I saw Clerks and I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it since.

Most recently seen goes to Man on the Moon. I have had the Mighty Mouse song stuck in my head ever since and have been scouring the net for any available info or footage I can find of Andy Kaufman.


Magic Mike: One of the WORST films I have ever seen in my life. The plot is….well, not a plot really, I’m still trying to figure it how this even got made.

Hummingbird: The Stath will have to pull something pretty amazing out of the bag to get me to watch another one of his one word titular films. Bobbins.

After Earth: Meh. Haven’t cared less about characters in a film since the Bourne Travesty Legacy.