Films Seen In 2012

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1.
Sailcloth (2011 Short Film)
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An elderly gentleman absconds from a nursing home by setting in motion events that veil his disappearance. He heads to the local pier, where an old companion awaits him, ready for their last great journey. (18 mins.)
Stars: John Hurt
“ On the Oscar shortlist. Interviewed the director & publicist for LAist: http://laist.com/2012/01/17/whats_life_like_on_the_oscar_shortl.php

(UPDATE: Sadly, Sailcloth wasn't nominated for Best Live Action Short.) ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
2.
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010 Documentary)
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Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity. (90 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ http://edyerkerobins.com/post/15298423297/cave-of-forgotten-dreams-review ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
3.
Paths of Hate (2010 Short Film)
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A short tale about the demons that slumber deep in the human soul and have the power to push people into the abyss of blind hate, fury and rage. (10 mins.)
Director: Damian Nenow
“ On the Oscar shortlist. Frenzied animated dogfight. War is hell! ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
4.
The Goonies (1985)
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In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure. (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ Movie night at Eric's. I drank through most of this one. This might be fun to watch with kids, but as I didn't see it until college it does very little for me. ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
5.
Super 8 (2011)
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During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. (112 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ Movie night at Eric's. Drinking every time you see a lens flare is a bad idea. I'd seen this before, I should've known better. ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
6.
Lula, the Son of Brazil (2009)
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The true story of a working class boy who moves to the nation's financial capital at a young age and becomes one the most influential politician in Brazil's history. (130 mins.)
“ First new release of 2012! (Although it came out in its native Brazil years ago.) ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
7.
The TV Set (2006)
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The story of a TV pilot as it goes through the Network TV process of casting, production and finally airing. (88 mins.)
Director: Jake Kasdan
“ Saw in San Diego on "babymoon" / anniversary vacation.

Picked up DVD used at a Sam Goody (didn't even know they were still around) for a couple bucks. About the same as a rental, with less vacation hassle. ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
8.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
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Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker. (158 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ UA Horton Plaza 14, San Diego, CA

Saw in San Diego on "babymoon" / anniversary vacation. First trip to the theater in 2012! ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
9.
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement. (90 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
10.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011 Short Film)
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After a hurricane levels his city, a young man wanders into a mysterious library where books literally come to life. (15 mins.)
 
11.
The Ides of March (2011)
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An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. (101 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
 
12.
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
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A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead. (90 mins.)
Director: George Mihalka
 
13.
Michael (2011)
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Five months in the life of a pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement. (96 mins.)
“ 35mm, Cinefamily, Los Angeles, CA.

After five years in LA, glad I finally made it out here. Film is gripping, one of my favorites of the year. It's just hard to say that after explaining it to people. ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
14.
Ryan (2004 Documentary)
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The movie talks about the life of Ryan Larkin, a gifted Canadian animator of the late '60s and the early '70s. (14 mins.)
Director: Chris Landreth
 
15.
The Band Concert (1935 Short Film)
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Mickey and his band are determined to perform their music despite the interferance of Donald Duck and a powerful storm. (9 mins.)
 
16.
Monday Morning (2012)
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Radio commentator, Thomas Bach, runs for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota. Through a circumstance, he ends up in the middle of L.A.'s brutal homeless community. What he does with his new awareness is pitted against the forces. of security. (113 mins.)
Director: Nat Christian
 
17.
Spider (2007 Short Film)
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Some people make ignorant choices that harm others, yet never seem to suffer the consequences themselves - until they do. (9 mins.)
Director: Nash Edgerton
 
18.
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
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A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system. (91 mins.)
Director: Simon Nam
 
19.
Porcelain Unicorn (2010 Short Film)
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In time of war. A German boy finds a Jewish girl hiding in an abandoned house, whom she shows him a unicorn made of porcelain. (3 mins.)
Director: Keegan Wilcox
 
20.
Isle of Flowers (1989 Documentary)
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The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian... (13 mins.)
Director: Jorge Furtado
 
21.
The Outing (1987)
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An ancient genie is released from a lamp when thieves ransack an old woman's house. They are killed and the lamp is moved to a museum to be studied... (87 mins.)
Director: Tom Daley
 
22.
The Thing (2011)
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At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. (103 mins.)
 
23.
Cat's Cradle (1959 Short Film)
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Images of two women, two men, and a gray cat form a montage of rapid bits of movement. A woman is in a bedroom... (6 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
24.
Window Water Baby Moving (1959 Documentary)
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Stan Brakhage films the birth of his first child, Myrrena. (13 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
25.
Mothlight (1963 Short Film)
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A "found foliage" film composed of insects, leaves, and other detritus sandwiched between two strips of perforated tape. (4 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
26.
Eye Myth (1967 Short Film)
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After the title, a white screen gives way to a series of frames suggestive of abstract art, usually... (1 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
27.
The Wold Shadow (1972 Short Film)
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A stand of birches. Sunlight brightens and dims, revealing more or less of the woods. A little grass is on the forest floor... (3 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
28.
Drive (2011)
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A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor. (100 mins.)
 
29.
Synchronize (2011 Short Film)
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Synchronize is a tribute to the powerful effect movies can have on our imagination. This short film takes the viewer through the dream of a video store clerk whose vision is formed by the movies he sees and hears. (3 mins.)
Director: Elise The
 
30.
Moving Day (1936 Short Film)
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Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, with the help of Goofy the iceman, try to move out before the sheriff can sell off their furniture. (9 mins.)
 
31.
Squatter's Rights (1946 Short Film)
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Chip 'n Dale have set up house in the wood stove of Mickey's cabin. Pluto knows they are there, but Mickey only knows his matches keep going out when he tries to light a fire. (7 mins.)
Director: Jack Hannah
 
32.
A Gentleman's Gentleman (1941 Short Film)
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Mickey Mouse lies in bed like a lord, getting served breakfast by man's (and mouse's?) best friend Pluto as gentleman's gentleman... (8 mins.)
 
33.
The Karnival Kid (1929 Short Film)
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Mickey is selling hot dogs at a carnival next to the tent for Minnie the Shimmy Dancer. He gets into an argument with the barker... (8 mins.)
 
34.
Working for Peanuts (1953 Short Film)
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Chip 'n Dale live next door to a zoo and spot the elephant's stash of peanuts. They go after them, but both the elephant and his keeper... (7 mins.)
Director: Jack Hannah
 
35.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
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In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same. (153 mins.)
 
36.
We Have a Pope (2011)
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A story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist. (102 mins.)
Director: Nanni Moretti
 
37.
Seven Chances (1925)
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A man learns he will inherit a fortune if he marries by 7 p.m. that same day. (56 mins.)
Director: Buster Keaton
 
38.
Turn Me On, Dammit! (2011)
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In Skoddeheimen, Norway, 15-year-old Alma is consumed by her hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on. (76 mins.)
 
39.
A Dangerous Method (2011)
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A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis. (99 mins.)
 
40.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
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Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods. (95 mins.)
Director: Drew Goddard
“ AMC Burbank 16, Burbank, CA ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
41.
Caine's Arcade (2012 Documentary)
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Caine's Arcade is a short film about a 9 year old boy's cardboard arcade, located in his dad's used auto parts store in East LA. (11 mins.)
Director: Nirvan Mullick
 
42.
Stalag 17 (1953)
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When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer. (120 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
43.
Jane Eyre (2011)
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A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret. (120 mins.)
 
44.
Deep Red (1975)
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After witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried. (126 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
“ Watched this overnight in the hospital after my youngest daughter was born! (I used headphones. :)) ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
45.
Doodlebug (1997 Short Film)
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In a ratty flat, a man is on his hands and knees, holding a shoe by its toe, trying to kill a bug of some sort that so far has managed to evade him... (3 mins.)
Director: Chris Nolan
 
46.
Donald Applecore (1952 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Donald the apple farmer notices his apples have been nibbled on and catches Chip n' Dale in the act... (7 mins.)
Director: Jack Hannah
 
47.
Trailer Horn (1950 Short Film)
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Donald's peaceful day in the forest gets rather disturbed by Chip and Dale. (6 mins.)
Director: Jack Hannah
 
48.
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A witness of an attack, a writer becomes stalked by a serial killer. (98 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
49.
Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.8/10 X  
A horde of mutated birds descends upon the quiet town of Half Moon Bay, California. With the death toll rising, Two citizens manage to fight back, but will they survive Birdemic? (105 mins.)
Director: James Nguyen
 
50.
Point Break (1991)
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An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers. (122 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
51.
Jurassic Park (1993)
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During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
 
52.
Chungking Express (1994)
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Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents. (102 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
53.
Blitz (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers. (97 mins.)
Director: Elliott Lester
 
54.
Near Dark (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned by a beautiful drifter. (94 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
55.
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
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A young woman discovers her visiting uncle may not be the man he seems to be. (108 mins.)
 
56.
The Front Page (1974)
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As a tabloid newspaper editor tries to prevent his top reporter from retiring, an escaped death row convict shows up at the office trying to convey his innocence. (105 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
57.
La Luna (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young boy helps his father and grandfather harvest stars from the moon. (7 mins.)
Director: Enrico Casarosa
“ AMC Burbank Town Center 8, Burbank, CA

First trip to the theater with my oldest daughter! ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
58.
Brave (2012)
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Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. (93 mins.)
“ AMC Burbank Town Center 8, Burbank, CA

First trip to the theater with my oldest daughter! We didn't stay for the entire feature, but previews plus Pixar short plus half the movie is a solid outing for not quite 3. ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
59.
One, Two, Three (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In West Berlin during the Cold War, a Coca-Cola executive is given the task of taking care of his boss' socialite daughter. (115 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
60.
Nocturna Artificialia (1979 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An enigmatic story told in seven chapters, each introduced by an elliptical sentence on a title card... (21 mins.)
 
61.
The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer (1984 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In Prague, a professorial puppet, with metal pincers for hands and an open book for a hat, takes a boy as a pupil... (14 mins.)
 
62.
Miss Bala (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After entering a beauty contest in Tijuana, a young woman witnesses drug-related murders and is forced to do the gang's bidding. (113 mins.)
Director: Gerardo Naranjo
 
63.
Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A musician is stalked by an unknown killer who's blackmailing him for an accidential killing of another stalker. But is everything what it appears to be? (104 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
64.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
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After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death. (136 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
“ IMAX 3D, AMC Burbank 16, Burbank, CA ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
65.
Misery (1990)
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After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
66.
Griff the Invisible (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Griff, office worker by day, superhero by night, has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible. (90 mins.)
Director: Leon Ford
 
67.
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he... (92 mins.)
 
68.
Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe (2012 Video)
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Jim Gaffigan does it again with his new stand-up Mr. Universe. Gaffigan jumps from topic to topic joking around with a varied number of topics. Some of the topics included are McDonalds, family, Disney World, and much more. (78 mins.)
Director: Jay Karas
 
69.
The Artist (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
 
70.
True Romance (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine - the Mob - track them down in an attempt to reclaim it. (120 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
71.
Cosmopolis (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart. (109 mins.)
“ Laemmle NoHo 7, North Hollywood, CA ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
72.
Bullitt (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection. (114 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
73.
Looper (2012)
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In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination. (113 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
“ AMC Burbank Town Center 6, Burbank, CA ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
74.
Sugar Hill (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
When her boyfriend is murdered by gangsters, Sugar Hill decides not to get mad, but BAD! She entreats... (91 mins.)
Director: Paul Maslansky
“ Samhain, Samedi... it's all the same to me! Breaking a month-long streak without a single movie, this voodoo vengeance flick is a trick AND a treat! Yowza! ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
75.
The Plan (2009 Video)
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When the initial Cylon attack against the Twelve Colonies fails to achieve complete extermination of human life as planned, twin Number Ones (Cavils) embedded on Galactica and Caprica must improvise to destroy the human survivors. (112 mins.)
 
76.
The Avengers (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
 
77.
Mary Poppins (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father. (139 mins.)
“ Occupy Cherry Lane! Class warfare exists! (And it's rather cheery!) ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
78.
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel. (86 mins.)
Director: Colin Trevorrow
“ Between this & LOOPER, 2012 is the year of time travel movies that aren't really about time travel. ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
79.
Skyfall (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. (143 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ AMC Burbank 16, Burbank, CA

Fantastic film. Feels like a reboot, celebrating Bond's 50th by revitalizing an iconic character with an iconic film. Bridges the gap between Daniel Craig & classic Bond by bringing him back to basics in a Britain where human intelligence is obsolete. Or is it...? :) ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
80.
Hyas and Stenorhynchus, marine crustaceans (1929 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In close-ups and extreme close-ups, we watch two small species of marine crustaceans, the slender long-legged stenorhynchus and the clumsy... (10 mins.)
Director: Jean Painlevé
 
81.
Sea Urchins (1958 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A complex creature. Regular underwater photography, magnified close-ups, and film through a microscope present sea urchins... (11 mins.)
 
82.
How Some Jellyfish Are Born (1960 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
At a marine biology station, a clump of algae reveals polyps, stomachs with limbs, limbs with buds, buds with poison cells... (14 mins.)
 
83.
Liquid Crystals (1978 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A microscopic view of liquid crystals morphing into various shapes. (6 mins.)
Director: Jean Painlevé
 
84.
The Seahorse (1934 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Examines the sea horse, the only fish that swims upright. We watch it use its prehensile tail to wrap around plants and other sea horses... (15 mins.)
Director: Jean Painlevé
 
85.
The Love Life of an Octopus (1967 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An octopus slithers into a narrow crack near the shore; we see its eye up close; blowing water propels it through water... (13 mins.)
 
86.
Shrimp Stories (1964 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After a comic introduction, we look closely at a shrimp. Eyes on stilts, color patterns, pinchered walking feet... (10 mins.)
 
87.
Black Christmas (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger. (98 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
“ 35mm, New Beverly Cinema, Los Angeles, CA

Grindhouse Film Festival's annual holiday show. First time to the New Bev this year & in a year. FAR too long. ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
88.
Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
The now-adult Ricky talks to a psychiatrist about how he became a murderer after his brother, Billy, died, which leads back to Mother Superior. (88 mins.)
Director: Lee Harry
“ 35mm, New Beverly Cinema, Los Angeles, CA

Grindhouse Film Festival's annual holiday show. First time to the New Bev this year & in a year. FAR too long. ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
89.
Terror in the Aisles (1984 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A compilation of scenes from science fiction, crime drama and horror films of the 1930s through 1980s. (84 mins.)
Director: Andrew J. Kuehn
“ The Nightmare After Christmas. Well edited & curated collection that gives it - and thus, the genre films it celebrates - a real sense of cohesion. ” - EdYerkeRobins
 
90.
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers. (224 mins.)
“ Elizabeth & I have been watching this off & on for three weeks. Totally worth it.  ” - EdYerkeRobins