Films Seen In 2011

Roughly in chronological order. Updated every month or so - going to try using IMDb Check-Ins for up-to-date stuff.
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1.
Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Digby consumes a bowl of Project X, a liquid growth formula. Soon, he becomes a sheepdog of gigantic size! (88 mins.)
Director: Joseph McGrath
“ Watched this one several times with my daughter. She loves the dog, I love the fact that there's a Nazi/Heil Hitler joke in a goofy kid's movie. ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
2.
Death Race (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory. (105 mins.)
 
3.
A Prophet (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young Arab man is sent to a French prison where he becomes a mafia kingpin. (155 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
4.
Follow That Bird (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him. (88 mins.)
Director: Ken Kwapis
“ Another one I've seen a few times with my daughter. She's just shy of two, but she's already old enough to know how sad the "Bluebird of Happiness" is. ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
5.
District B13 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb. (84 mins.)
Director: Pierre Morel
“ Impressive stunt work, a silly story & very satisfying violence make for fun. 7/10

SPOILER ALERT: I've seen enough police films & lived long enough to understand that authority figures are often handcuffed from "doing what's right". That being said, I love it when a cop pulls a "forget it, it's Chinatown" and the hero responds by nonchalantly breaking his neck. ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
6.
Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Planet Express sees a hostile takeover and Bender falls into the hands of criminals where he is used to fulfill their schemes. (88 mins.)
“ I remember being disappointed by the Futurama DTV movies upon first release. Revisiting them, I realize: a) nothing could have lived up to my expectations at the time; b) they're classic Futurama, with all the elements that made the original series so great. 7.5/10 rounded down to 7/10 as traveling back & forth to 1999 isn't my favorite story arc. ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
7.
Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty (2008 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
It's night; a wide-eyed fearful child is in bed. When her granny enters the room, the child pretends to be asleep... (6 mins.)
Director: Nicky Phelan
 
8.
Vincent (1982 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams which annoys his mother. (6 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
9.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst. (90 mins.)
 
10.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general. (102 mins.)
 
11.
Swamp Thing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
12.
Return of the Ape Man (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
While on an Arctic expedition, two scientists find the frozen body of a prehistoric caveman. They bring him home to their laboratory... (60 mins.)
Director: Philip Rosen
 
13.
TRON: Legacy (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world. (125 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kosinski
“ Cinemark Antelope Valley Mall

First theatrical (& 3D) movie of 2011. As you may know, my work & family responsibilities keep me from seeing many movies when they first open.

I'd compare this to the original Star Wars. It's a fun action-adventure with some great special effects & a back-story if you want it. The most obvious difference between this & Star Wars is that this back-story feels convoluted & inorganic. Probably appropriate for a film set entirely within a computer mainframe, but not as satisfying. At least it's a fun action-adventure with some great special effects. 6.5/10 rounded up to 7 because I like Jeff Bridges ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
14.
Suck (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A comedy centered on a rock 'n' roll band that will do anything to become famous. (91 mins.)
Director: Rob Stefaniuk
 
15.
Battle Royale (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act. (114 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ Director's Cut, from the Arrow blu ray ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
16.
The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Meek and mild mannered bookkeeper Henry Limpet has few passions in life. It's mid-1941 and he would love to join the Navy but has been rated 4F... (99 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
17.
Goodfellas (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ First time seeing it. (I know, I know...) ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
18.
Santa Sangre (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child... (123 mins.)
“ The Egyptian Theatre

Played on a double-bill with Fando y Lis, but I'm embarrassed to say I fell asleep for a few minutes towards the end and left at intermission. It's getting harder for me to stay up & watch movies. Which is especially tough because most films I want to see are, like Santa Sangre, completely inappropriate for family fare.

I'd like to revisit this on the Severin blu-ray. I really enjoyed what I remember - much more accessible than the other Jodorowsky I've seen. The psychoanalytical subtext serves the story, rather than just us cineastes. ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
19.
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Luther Heggs aspires to being a reporter for his small town newspaper, the Rachel Courier Express. He... (90 mins.)
Director: Alan Rafkin
 
20.
A Close Shave (1995 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Wallace falls for Wendolene, a wool shop owner, while Gromit is framed for the sheep rustling. (30 mins.)
Director: Nick Park
 
21.
American Graffiti (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. (110 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ New Beverly Cinema

Played as part of "The Wright Stuff" series, on a bill with Animal House. Edgar Wright hosted John Landis for a Q&A between films.

My second time seeing American Graffiti on the big screen (the first time also being at the New Beverly), and I enjoyed it much more this go-round. Ultimately, it's still not for me (I can't be nostalgic for something I've never experienced), but the characters are so charming (and innocent) that I'm giving it a solid 7/10. ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
22.
Animal House (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those trouble-makers have other plans for him. (109 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ New Beverly Cinema

Played as part of "The Wright Stuff" series, on a bill with American Graffiti. Edgar Wright hosted John Landis for a Q&A between films.

FUN FACT: I asked Mr. Landis about Otis Day, and he told us that he's a straight actor, not a singer, and lip-synced his scenes. Yet the character was so popular that to this day he tours Europe to affectionate audiences who think he's actually performing. ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
23.
A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Wallace and his dog, Gromit, open a bakery and get tied up with a murder mystery. But, when Wallace falls in love Gromit is left to solve the case. (30 mins.)
Director: Nick Park
 
24.
Run Lola Run (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks. (81 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
“ New Beverly Cinema

Played as part of "The Wright Stuff" series as a midnight movie. Edgar Wright hosted. He chose it because it was one of the first films to employ "video game logic", which of course plays heavily into Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

First time seeing it. This is the German arthouse version of Crank (which, if you know nothing about me, means I LOVED IT). Not as irreverent or offensive as Crank, but equally energetic. I appreciated how you could follow Lola's "learning" throughout the tracks. 8/10 ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
25.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. (97 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ My friend played this alongside The Fly as his Valentine's Day horrific romance double-feature.

I love American Werewolf more & more each time I see it. The two lads are real people, and they don't do anything wrong. In fact, they try & do as much right as they can. But no man can stop a bad moon rising... 9/10 ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
26.
The Fly (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. (96 mins.)
“ My friend played this alongside An American Werewolf in London as his Valentine's Day horrific romance double-feature. ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
27.
Applause (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When the critically acclaimed, tough and coming of age actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice... (85 mins.)
 
28.
A Town Called Panic (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Animated plastic toys like Cowboy, Indian and Horse have problems, too. Cowboy and Indian's plan to... (75 mins.)
 
29.
The Black Cat (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
American honeymooners in Hungary become trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident. (65 mins.)
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
 
30.
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A mad scientist seeks to mingle human blood with that of an ape, and resorts to kidnapping women for his experiments. (61 mins.)
Director: Robert Florey
 
31.
The Raven (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A brilliant surgeon obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe saves the life of a beautiful dancer and goes mad when he can't have her. (61 mins.)
 
32.
True Grit (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer. (110 mins.)
“ Cinemark Antelope Valley Mall ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
33.
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy... (87 mins.)
Director: Banksy
“ The problem with Banksy's art is his obsession with anonymity shifts all the focus towards him as creator rather than the content of his pieces. He knows this, perpetuates it, profits off it (he claims otherwise, but then who's paying his posse?), and EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP is no different. The first act is a fantastic look at street art, its origins & methods through the eyes of an outsider. Then Banksy comes on the scene, "turns the tables" & makes everything about him. His relationship with Mr. Brainwash dominates the rest of the documentary, while the continued emphasis on Mr. Brainwash's buffoonery serves as contrast to the snarky, invisible Banksy's "true" talent. Thanks for ruining a great documentary, Robin. 5/10 ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
34.
Bad Biology (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Driven by biological excess, a man and a woman search for sexual fulfillment, unaware of each other's existence. Unfortunately, they eventually meet, and the bonding of these two very unusual human beings ends in a god awful love story. (84 mins.)
 
35.
Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Godzilla comes to the rescue when an alien race rebuilds Mechagodzilla to destroy Earth's cities. A traitorous scientist gives them a second weapon: Titanosaurus. (83 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
36.
Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Two cops have to work together to bring down the yakzua, while trying to protect a beautiful women. (79 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Lester
 
37.
The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Don Knotts is Roy Fleming, a small town kiddie-ride operator who is deathly afraid of heights. After... (101 mins.)
 
38.
Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process. (82 mins.)
Director: Motoyoshi Oda
 
39.
Frozen (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death. (93 mins.)
Director: Adam Green
 
40.
This Filthy World (2006 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Jeff Garlin's documentary on the work of John Waters. (86 mins.)
Director: Jeff Garlin
 
41.
The King's Speech (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. (118 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
 
42.
Heavy Metal (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror. (86 mins.)
 
43.
Presto (2008 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A stage magician's rabbit gets into a magical onstage brawl against his neglectful guardian with two magic hats. (5 mins.)
Director: Doug Sweetland
 
44.
Burn-E (2008 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
If BURN-E (a welding robot) had known how much trouble he'd be caused by WALL-E's pursuit of EVE, then he'd have taken the day off. (8 mins.)
Director: Angus MacLane
 
45.
The Secret of Kells (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. (75 mins.)
 
46.
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat. (93 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
47.
Winter's Bone (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact. (100 mins.)
Director: Debra Granik
 
48.
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her. (95 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
 
49.
High Fidelity (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress. (113 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
50.
The Desert of Forbidden Art (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Risking being denounced as an 'enemy of the people,' Igor Savitsky rescues 40,000 forbidden fellow artists' works and creates in a far desert of Soviet Uzbekistan a museum now worth millions. (80 mins.)
 
51.
Beavers (1988 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A story about several beaver families in their wild surroundings. The interesting process of building... (31 mins.)
Director: Stephen Low
 
52.
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf. (99 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chow
 
53.
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born. (101 mins.)
Director: Steve Pink
 
54.
Taken (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris. (93 mins.)
Director: Pierre Morel
 
55.
Idiocracy (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive. (84 mins.)
Director: Mike Judge
 
56.
Black Roses (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Demons hypnotize the general public by posing as a rock and roll band. (90 mins.)
Director: John Fasano
 
57.
The Green Hornet (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team. (119 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ Cinemark Movies 12 AKA The $2 Theater

I really wanted to like this movie. Seth Rogen & Jay Chou have great chemistry, and I could watch Christoph Waltz read the phone book, but a messy narrative with way too many loose threads ruins everything. Pick one, Monsieur Gondry. Especially for an origin story. 5/10 ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
58.
The Mechanic (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims. (93 mins.)
Director: Simon West
“ Cinemark Movies 12 AKA The $2 Theater

I could watch Jason Statham rip the phone book in half. It's nice to see him portrayed as someone with brains & cunning instead of just brawn. Ben Foster AKA That Guy I Always Think Is Screech delivers a wonderful performance as a hitman's apprentice. Subdued, but solid. 7/10 ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
59.
Volcanoes of the Deep Sea (2003 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Alvin, a deep-sea mechanized probe, makes a voyage some 12,000 feet underwater to explore the Azores, a constantly-erupting volcanic rift between Europe and North America. (40 mins.)
Director: Stephen Low
 
60.
Destination Mars (2006 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Sexy Martian women control the fate of Earth, sending a robot army marching through suburbia! (80 mins.)
Director: Richard Lowry
 
61.
Tees Maar Khan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
Posing as a movie producer, a conman attempts to trick an entire village into helping him rob a treasure-laden train. (135 mins.)
Director: Farah Khan
“ The first film of 2011 I couldn't finish. The title track is AWESOME, and the opening credits are amongst the most wonderfully ridiculous I've ever seen (a CGI baby pole dances on its own umbilical cord, for goodness' sake!), but the film can't stop crashing & burning because of its way-too-broad comedy. 1/10 ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
62.
Please Vote for Me (2007 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Democracy in China exists, that is, in a primary school in Wuhan where a grade 3 class can vote who they want as class monitor. (58 mins.)
Director: Weijun Chen
 
63.
Gilda (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his ex-lover is married to his employer. (110 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
64.
Message from Space (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
In this Star Wars take-off, the peaceful planet of Jillucia has been nearly wiped out by the Gavanas... (105 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ My little girl (with a little help from my wife) got me the poster for my birthday last year, but this was the first time I've actually seen it.

Considering how much Star Wars borrowed from Kurosawa's samurai films, I think it's only fair that a space age samurai adventure borrows heavily from Star Wars. While the film definitely runs long, it's one of the better Star Wars rip-offs I've seen. 8/10 ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
65.
Baby on Board (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Life for a successful power couple get thrown for a loop when the wife finds out she's pregnant. (95 mins.)
“ There's nothing worse than a bad comedy, and it's neck & neck between this & Tees Maar Khan for worst film I've seen this year.

I was expecting a passable Knocked Up clone. What I got was a flatulence-laden, near-incomprehensible battle of the sexes comedy. Riddle me this - how could a first-trimester, just-discovered-she's-pregnant Heather Graham all of a sudden go into labor on a conference call (besides the fact that the movie needed to end - and thank goodness it did!)? Answer as a question: could the production just not afford a fake belly? Answer as an answer: but my friend could for his STUDENT FILM... 1/10 ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
66.
The Wrong Trousers (1993 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Wallace is used by a criminal penguin in a robbery involving mechanical trousers. (30 mins.)
Director: Nick Park
 
67.
Chopping Mall (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control. (77 mins.)
Director: Jim Wynorski
“ The first movie I showed during my birthday celebration.

If I ever made a "Top 100" list, this would be #0. I cannot overstate the importance of this film in my life. When I pulled that crusty Chopping Mall VHS off the Hollywood Video shelf back in 2000, I discovered my love of cult movies, which led to my love of real movies, which led to my study of film in college (I wrote about this film on my entrance essay), which led to a move down to LA with my college friends to pursue a career in film. I never made it in the business, but once I was here a chance midnight screening initiated me into the cult of the New Beverly.

Chopping Mall continues to serve me well, and I continue to watch it at least once a year. Have a nice day! 11/10 ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
68.
Escape from New York (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
69.
Killer Workout (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Two years ago, a young woman named Valerie was burned after entering a tanning salon. Now, her twin sister, Rhonda runs a local gym where all of a sudden, people are being murdered. (85 mins.)
Director: David A. Prior
“ AKA Aerobicide on the print I saw.

This was the "secret movie" I showed on my birthday celebration, even though only my wife & I were around at this point. We both enjoyed the hell out of it though. I don't normally say this, but this movie is VERY 80s. 7/10 ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
70.
J.D.'s Revenge (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A docile black law student is possessed by a 1940's mobster in mid-70's New Orleans. The mobster seeks... (96 mins.)
Director: Arthur Marks
 
71.
Easy A (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. (92 mins.)
Director: Will Gluck
 
72.
28 Weeks Later (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan. (100 mins.)
 
73.
White Zombie (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young man turns to a witch doctor to lure the woman he loves away from her fiancé, but instead turns her into a zombie slave. (69 mins.)
Director: Victor Halperin
 
74.
Mau Mau Sex Sex (2001 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A documentary about the history of exploitation films that focuses on the careers of legendary producers David F. Friedman and Dan Sonney. (80 mins.)
Director: Ted Bonnitt
 
75.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two siblings visit their grandfather's grave in Texas along with three of their friends and are attacked by a family of cannibalistic psychopaths. (83 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ My wife: "What do you want to do tonight?"
Me: "I don't know."
My wife: "You want to watch Texas Chain Saw Massacre?"
Me: "!!!"

Another example of my wife's awesomeness. One of my favorite horror films, and one of my favorite films overall. A true classic. 10/10 ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
76.
Student Confidential (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
Four high school students are led into the world of adult vices by a shadowy millionaire. (99 mins.)
Director: Richard Horian
 
77.
The Wicker Man (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community. (102 mins.)
Director: Neil LaBute
 
78.
Thor (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. (115 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ 3D version at AMC Burbank Town Center ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
79.
How to Live Forever (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Baby boomer Mark Wexler travels the world searching for the secrets of long life. (92 mins.)
Director: Mark Wexler
 
80.
The Red Shoes (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. (133 mins.)
 
81.
Doomsday (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race. (108 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
 
82.
Oktapodi (2007 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two Octopi fight for their lives with a stubborn restaurant cook in a comical escape through the streets of a small Greek village. (3 mins.)
 
83.
Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Digby consumes a bowl of Project X, a liquid growth formula. Soon, he becomes a sheepdog of gigantic size! (88 mins.)
Director: Joseph McGrath
“ I told you my daughter loves this movie!

(And I'm only listing times we watched it all the way through.) ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
84.
Stags (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
As they approach forty, four New York bachelors face tragedy, sex, and "The Thing Before The Thing." (102 mins.)
Director: Jamie Greenberg
“ Where in the world is this film going? Is it a Swingers clone? Larry David/Seinfeldian comedy? Mid-life crisis? Sex comedy? Sex dramedy? Indie romance? Workplace comedy? It's a mess. A few good zingers here and there, but this is very much an insider film & as a young, married, West Coast viewer I was left out in the cold. Sorry! 3/10 ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
85.
Less (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Could the fastest route to enlightenment be straight into the gutter? In Less we see the world through the eyes of an atypical homeless man, in an unusual pursuit of freedom. (78 mins.)
 
86.
Caddyshack (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher. (98 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
“ First time seeing it. (I know, I know...) ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
87.
Futurama: Bender's Game (2008 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The Planet Express crew get trapped in a fantasy world. (88 mins.)
 
88.
Follow That Bird (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him. (88 mins.)
Director: Ken Kwapis
“ I told you my daughter loves this movie!

(And I'm only listing times we watched it all the way through.) ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
89.
Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Deranged projectionist Mad Ron shows a movie theater full of rowdy zombies a diverse assortment of horror... (83 mins.)
Director: Jim Monaco
“ The ubiquity of trailer compilations & clips freely available on YouTube have rendered this tape obsolete. The prints are beat up, the shot-on-video interludes are hokey & there was very little I hadn't seen before. I might recommend this if you're new to drive-in/cult horror, but as I'm not I gotta go 4/10. Sorry guys. ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
90.
Source Code (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete. (93 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
 
91.
Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A man begins to suspect that something is wrong about his employers; meanwhile, Godzilla and Anguirus are alerted to something strange going on. (89 mins.)
Director: Jun Fukuda
 
92.
Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel... (83 mins.)
Director: Taggart Siegel
 
93.
One Lucky Elephant (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Ten years in the making, ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT follows the poignant journey of circus producer David Balding... (84 mins.)
Director: Lisa Leeman
 
94.
Oldboy (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ Revisited with my wife (she hadn't seen it, but had seen & enjoyed Zinda, the Bollywood version). I was struck by how funny it was, something I never noticed when I first saw it & was busy being wowed by the gritty action & winding story. It's all gallows humor but it made the film even more endearing. 9/10 ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
95.
The Incredibles (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. (115 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
 
96.
Insidious (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ Begins as a rock solid haunted house thriller, then (without giving too much away) enters the realm of magical realism. While it didn't all work for me, I appreciate this direction, as it reminded me equally of the tenuous bridge between physical & spiritual worlds of J-Horror and of Alejandro Jodorowsky's horrific surrealism. 6.5 rounded up to 7/10 for daring to be original. ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
97.
The Making of 'Psycho' (1997 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A retrospective on the entire movie, from start to finish. There are interviews with many of the principle... (94 mins.)
 
98.
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants. (122 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ Werner Herzog's early narratives thrived on a man's mad drive to bring order to a chaotic, indifferent jungle. He updates this theme quite aptly in post-Katrina New Orleans. I don't know if Nic Cage is "the new Klaus Kinski" as some have claimed. I do know that he's a force of chaos in his own right, and it's wonderful to see him paired with a director who can shape that into a serious, gritty crime film instead of let it loose into self-parody. 9/10 ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
99.
Babies (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A look at one year in the life of four babies from around the world, from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo. (79 mins.)
Director: Thomas Balmès
“ This movie is cute. No two ways about it. 7/10 ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
100.
Jaws (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. (124 mins.)
“ Breaking from my 4th of July standard, the holiday slasher Uncle Sam. My wife likes this pic(k) much better. ” - EdYerkeRobins