Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Michael Mann’s Public Enemies (A+)
Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker (A+)
Pete Docter’s Up (A+)
Matteo Garrone’s Gomorrah (A+)
Jody Hill’s Observe and Report (A)
Zack Snyder’s Watchmen (A)
Henry Selick’s Coraline (A)
Michael Bay’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (A)
Todd Philips’ The Hangover (A)
Tony Scott’s The Taking of Pelham 123 (A)

Marc Webb's (500) Days of Summer (A)
JJ Abrams’ Star Trek (A-)
James Gray’s Two Lovers (A-)
Neveldine/Taylor’s Crank: High Voltage (A-)
Larry Charles’ Bruno (A-)
Kevin McDonald’s State of Play (A-)
Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience (A-)
Hitoshi Matsumoto’s Big Man Japan (A-)
Anne Fletcher’s The Proposal (B+)
Tony Gilroy’s Duplicity (B+)

Greg Mottola’s Adventureland (B+)
John Hamburg’s I Love You, Man (B+)
George Tillman Jr.’s Notorious (B+)
Judd Apatow’s Funny People (B)
Alex Proyas’ Knowing (B)
Tom Tywker’s The International (B)
Wayne Kramer’s Crossing Over (B-)
Pierre Morel’s Taken (C)
Ken Kwapis’ He’s Just Not That Into You (C-)
Paul McGuigan’s Push (C-)

McG’s Terminator: Salvation (D)
Stephen Sommers’ G.I. Joe (D)
Timothy Linh Bui’s Powder Blue (D)


Lemmy Caution said...

Looking at you list I'm reminded of Observe and Report.

Damn I'd like to see that one again.

Where is the DVD? The flick didn't do well at the box office at all.....the DVD should be coming out soon I would think.

Joel said...

My list will have to wait until the end of the month, since I've only seen two more movies since the last update.

I still disagree with you that Public Enemies is the best film of the year; I really liked it, but it was imperfect for me.

And G.I. Joe...well...we disagree on elements of the movie. I agree that the acting is bad (duh) but I thought the action scenes were pretty fun, like the scene in France. But I am definitely not gonna say it was the greatest thing in the world. I think I'd give it a very slight 3 stars.

Actionman said...

Lemmy - O&S hits DVD on 9/22. I cannot wait. A brilliant black comedy. Truly deranged shit.

Joel -- c'mon, dude. GI Joe was total shit. I wish it were otherwise, but hot damn what a piece of shit. I still love you, though.

Joel said...

Well, of course, but I found it fairly entertaining shit. Not massively awesome shit like TF2. But not grim shit like T4 or soul-sucking shit like Land of the Lost.