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2009 Film Journal

(G-R) MPAA rating of the film, if available
(NR) no MPAA rating
* indicates first-time viewing
(TV) watched an edited version
(CMC) watched unedited version on a cable movie channel
(DVD) watched on a DVD
(... 1-5) this blog's enjoyment of the film ("5" is highest rating)

Any comments or opinions will be brief and placed in parentheses after the rating. If you want to know more about my opinions, just comment below and I'll expound, heh. For more about the film, just
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January 2009

-Sukiyaki Western Django* (R) (DVD) . . . 2 (A Japanese spaghetti Western by cult film director Takashi Miike; sigh, I think I'm getting too old for violence; or maybe it's just violence for violence's sake)
-Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (PG-13) (DVD) . . . 5
-You Don't Mess With Zohan* (PG-13) (DVD) . . . 3 (It's one of Adam Sandler's cruder films and I wouldn't recommend it to too many folks I know, but for some reason I can't help but really like the guy)
-Babylon A.D.* (PG13) (DVD) . . . 1.5 (Could have been good but was pretty bad, ack; did have some God-talk, though)
-Journey to the Center of the Earth* (2008 version) (PG) (DVD) . . . 3.5 (Good family flick, and it's got Brendon Fraser, heh)
-The Abyss (PG-13) (CMC) . . . 4 (One of my favorite movies of all time; the scene between Lindsey and Virgil in the sub gets me every time; too bad the ending's not a bit stronger)
-The Last Holiday* (PG) (TV) . . . 3.5 (Contrived but a really good feel-good movie; loved the God-talk)
-Deja Vu* (PG-13) (CMC) . . . 4 (A cool idea--that chase scene was fantastic--and suspenseful)
-Inkheart* (PG) (Theater) . . . 4 (We really enjoyed this film--all four of us!)
-Wall-E (G) (CMC) . . . 4.5 (Third time's the charm)
-The Mummy (PG-13) (DVD) . . . 5 (Has to be one of my fav movies of all time--if not my fav)

February 2009

-The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (PG-13) (DVD) . . . 2.5 (I rented this one for my kids, who are really into watching the Mummy movies right now; unfortunately, it hasn't gotten any better than the first time I saw it, sigh)
-Two for the Road* (NR; Suggested Mature Audiences) (CMC) . . . 4 (An interesting 1967 film staring Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney)
-Tropic Thunder* (R) (DVD) . . . 3.5 (A wonderful self-analysis by Hollywood)
-Serenity (PG-13) (TV) . . . 5 (Favorite movie of mine)

March 2009

-Race to Witch Mountain* (PG) (Theater) . . . 2.5 (I'll have to write about this one to explain my rating, heh)
-Knowing* (PG-13) (Theater) . . . 4.5
-Bottle Shock* (PG-13) (DVD) . . . 3

April 2009

-The Maltese Falcon (NR) (CMC) . . . 5 (Classic Bogart)
-Pride & Prejudice (PG) (TV) . . . 5 (One of my fav films ever)
-Independence Day (PG) (TV) . . . 4.5
-Chronicles of Riddick (PG-13) (DVD) . . . 4
-A Good Year* (PG-13) (DVD) . . . 4

May 2009

-Wolverine* (PG-13) (Theater) . . . 3.5
-Underworld: Evolution* (R) (CMC) . . . 2 (Oh my gosh, that was just, well, bad)
-Star Trek* (PG-13) (Theater) . . . 5
-Resident Evil: Extinction* (R) (CMC) . . . 2.5 (That girl can kick booty)
-The Day the Earth Stood Still* (PG-13) (DVD) . . . 3.5
-Field of Dreams (PG) (CMC) . . . 5
-Bull Durham* (R) (CMC) . . . 4
-Terminator (R) (CMC) . . . 4
-Terminator: Salvation* (PG-13) (Theater). . . 4
-Pitch Black (R) (TV) . . . 3.5 (The planet-rise in this film is worth the viewing all on its own)
-Night at the Museum: Battle for the Smithsonian* (PG) (Theater) . . . 3.5 (Fun flick to see with the kids)

June 2009

-Caprica* (DVD) . . . 4
-Short Circuit (PG, 1986) (CMC) . . . 3 (Watched with my 10-year-old daughter, who drew all the right connections to WALL-E, heh)
-Hotel for Dogs* (PG) (CMC) . . . 3 (Fun for my daughter)
-My Super Ex-Girlfriend* (PG-13) (TV) . . . 2 (Eh.)
-The Incredibles (PG) (DVD) . . . 5 (My favorite Pixar movie)
-Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (PG-13) (DVD) . . . 5

July 2009

-Bladerunner (R) (TV) . . . 5
-The Mummy (PG) (TV) . . . 5
-Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone (PG) (TV) . . . 4
-Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets (PG) (TV) . . . 3.5
-Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban (PG-13) (TV) . . . 4.5
-Twilight* (PG) (DVD) . . . 2 (Liked the book but the film was just not up to par)
-Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire (PG-13) (TV) . . . 4
-Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince* (PG) (Theater) . . . 4.5
-Sky High (PG) (TV) . . . 3.5
-Serenity (PG-13) (CMC) . . . 5
-Karate Kid (PG) (CMC) . . . 4
-The Mummy Returns (PG) (TV)

August 2009

-The Incredibles (PG) (TV)
-Twister (PG-13) (CMC)
-The Day After Tomorrow (PG) (TV)
-Moster Ark* (TV)
. . . 1 (A Syfy Channel movie that was a twist on Noah's Ark with bad acting, bad writing, and really bad theology)
-Hellboy (PG) (TV) . . . 5 (fav movie)
-Bedtime Stories* (PG) (CMC) . . . 4
-Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (PG) (DVD) . . . 5
-17 Again* (PG-13) (CMC) . . . 3
-I Love You, Man* (R) (CMC) . . . 3 (wasn't as good as Knocked Up)

September 2009

-Fight Club (R) (TV) . . . 4 (a violent but fascinating film)

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