Monday, January 25, 2010

Movies 2009

Almost forgot about this, although as I said in 2009, it has less meaning every year as I watch media from Netflix streaming on the Roku (lots of Penn and Teller), Hulu, Dish (we've had complimentary channels for being new customers for months), Netflix ordering, movies Eryn owns, movies we own, the dispenser at work, et al. It's a pretty sad list. There's one 5.0 on here, and it's from a movie Pooteewheet watched all by herself while I was away because it seemed too much of a chick flick for me to stand.

If you're a gamer, I'd recommend one movie that's not on this list: The Gamers, Dorkness Rising. If you're not a gamer, I'd stay far away from it. Netflix recommended it as an instant streaming video, and I felt it was worth a look. Low budget. No name actors. Shot in a game store and presumably in actors' homes for the most part. Still, I gave it a four. It made me laugh quite a bit with references to Munchkins (the game), D&D, and a variety of other things that are amusing if you grew up playing fantasy and board games. I told Kyle about it, and it looks like he gave it a four. And during Axis and Allies this weekend (board gaming day on Saturday and we played an old school war game for most of the day - the Xeno edition), Adam asked if we'd seen it. So it's three for three among gaming dorks. That's got to be a good review if you can fit yourself into the category.
"All Lodge wants is for his gaming group to finish their adventure. Unfortunately, they’re more interested in seducing barmaids, mooning their enemies, and setting random villagers on fire. Desperate to rein in his players, Lodge injects two newbies into the distrust: a non-player character controlled by Lodge, who the power gamers immediately distrust, and the rarest gamer of all — a girl. Can the group overcome their bickering to save the kingdom, or will the evil necromancer Mort Kemnon triumph unopposed? A parody of fantasy films and the adventure gaming community, The Gamers: Dorkness Rising is a hilarious romp through the world of sword and sorcery — in this case, a world of exploding peasants, giant house cats, and undead roast turkeys. Game on!"
I'd use the list below, sans the scifi television series, primarily as a list of things to avoid.

Tales of the Black Freighter / Under...2.0
The Spirit1.0
The Unborn1.0
I Love You, Man3.0
Land of the Lost1.0
Race to Witch Mountain2.0
Observe and Report3.0
Battlestar Galactica: Season 1: Disc 34.0
Anvil: The Story of Anvil4.0
The Horsemen1.0
The Wrestler4.0
The Burrowers4.0
The Haunting in Connecticut2.0
Crank 2: High Voltage2.0
Battlestar Galactica: Season 1: Disc 2
Battlestar Galactica: The Miniseries
Battlestar Galactica: Season 1: Disc 4
Lost: Season 4: Disc 44.0
Lost: Season 4: Disc 3
Lost: Season 4: Disc 2
Lost: Season 4: Disc 12.0
Lost: Season 3: Disc 6
Lost: Season 3: Disc 5
Lost: Season 3: Disc 4
Lost: Season 3: Disc 3
Lost: Season 3: Disc 2
Lost: Season 3: Disc 1
Eureka: Season 3: Disc 2
Eureka: Season 3: Disc 15.0
Eureka: Season 2: Disc 3
Eureka: Season 2: Disc 2
Star Wars: The Clone Wars2.0
Eureka: Season 1: Disc 32.0
Eureka: Season 2: Disc 1
Eureka: Season 1: Disc 2
Eureka: Season 1: Disc 1
Happy Endings2.0
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button2.0
The Chumscrubber4.0
Zombie Strippers2.0
The Ruins2.0
Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder4.0
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist4.0
Role Models4.0
The Midnight Meat Train3.0
Run, Fat Boy, Run1.0
Eden Lake2.0
Max Payne1.0
Pineapple Express3.0
The War: A Ken Burns Film: Disc 2
The War: A Ken Burns Film: Disc 3
Zack and Miri Make a Porno4.0
Man on Wire4.0
Whisper of the Heart3.0
The War: A Ken Burns Film: Disc 1

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