Movies Watched 8.01.06 - 8.01.07

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  • 1. Why We Fight- Eugene Jarecki (Great doc about millitary industrial complex)
  • 2. The English Patient- Anthony Minghella (An amazing movie, so damn sad though... the book is quite amazing as well)
  • 3. Downfall- Oliver Hirschbaegel (amazing and terrifying)
  • 4. Land of the Blind- Robert Edwards (interesting yet flawed politcal dystopia starring Ralph Fiennes)
  • 5. Adaptation- Spike Jonze (if nothing, to watch chris cooper exhalt his disdain for fish again)
  • 6. Poseidon- Wolfgang Peterson (this felt like a made for TV movie)
  • 7. The Thin Red Line- Terence Malick (seen many times, amazing!)
  • 8. Jesus Camp- Heidi Ewing (a good documentary about indoctrinating children toward the radical right)
  • 9. All the King's Men- (1949) Robert Rossen
  • 10. The Libertine- Laurence Dunmore (awful)
  • 11. Flyboys- Tony Bill (flawed but I liked it)
  • 12. X-Men: The Final Assault- Brett Ratner (mildly entertaining)
  • 13. Flags of Our Fathers- Clint Eastwood (an excellent film on Iwo Jima, combat scenes superb)
  • 14. Dark Man- Sam Raimi (Spoof on 50's B films, worth watching. You can see a little Spiderman in this)
  • 15. The Prestige- Christopher Nolan (Liked it, could have shown more of London during the time)
  • 16. Billy Bathgate- Robert Benton (worth watching)
  • 17. Joyeux Noel- Christian Carion (great movie about incident in WW1)
  • 18. An Inconvenient Truth- Davis Gugenheim (sobering)
  • 19. Harrison's Flowers- Elie Chouraqui (amazing movie about the Coratian /Serbian War. A must see)
  • 20. Lunacy- Jan Svankmajer (amazing!)
  • 21. Great Expectations- David Lean (He just gets Dickens!)
  • 22. Little Miss Sunshine- Jonathan Dayton (Hysterically funny)
  • 23. A Scanner Darkly- Richard Linklater (an odd yet interesting movie)
  • 24. Miami Vice- Michael Mann (average at best)
  • 25. The Black Dahlia- Brian de Palma (god awful!!)
  • 26. The Omen 2006- John Moore (not bad, no reason for it though)
  • 27. The Illusionist- Neil Burger (Amazing! Best movie seen in 2006)
  • 28. The Departed- Martic Scorsese (great cast and script, loved it!)
  • 29. Catch a Fire- Phillip Noyce (very interesting film about south africa)
  • 30. The Blood of My Brother- Andrew Berends (ok documentary about American occupation of Iraq)
  • 31. The Descent- Neil Marshall (one of the better horror films in awhile)
  • 32. Sophie Scholl- Mark Rothemund (brilliant film about a college student that challenges the nazis)
  • 33. The Big Buy: Tom DeLay's Stolen Congress- Mark Birnbaum (nice doc about DeLay's corruption circulating around Texas politics and PACS)
  • 34. Hollywoodland- Allen Coulture (great movie, Adrien Brody is great)
  • 35. Art School Confidential- Terry Zwigoff (hilarious!)
  • 36. American Hardcore- Paul Rachman (loved it)
  • 37. Borat- Larry Charles (hysterical yet terrifying!)
  • 38. Children of Men- Alphonso Cuaron (amazing film, highly suggest you see this)
  • 39. Blood Diamond- Edward Zwick (Loved it!)
  • 40. Zulu- Cy Endfield (Michael Caine's first film about the Zulu Wars. Great!)
  • 41. The Good Shepherd- Robert De Niro (loved it!)
  • 42. Spiderman 3- Sam Raimi (Not as good as the first 2, but I will take it)
  • 43. Thank You for Smoking- Jason Reitman (Hysterically funny)
  • 44. Khartoum- Basil Dearden (flawed but interesting)
  • 45. The Devil's Own- Alan Pakula (surprisingly good)
  • 46. Notes on a Scandal- Richard Eyre (dark!)
  • 47. The Joke- Jaromil Jires (Czech New Wave!)
  • 48. The Last King of Scotland- Kevin Macdonald (I loved this movie)
  • 49. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End- Gore Verbinski (I loved it!)
  • 50. Breach- Billy Ray (fun movie, love chris cooper)
  • 51. Tideland- Terry Gilliam (pretty disappointing actually)
  • 52. Hunt for Justice- Charles Biname (made for tv, about bosnia war crimes, somewhat interesting)
  • 53. The War Within- Joseph Castelo (excellent movie about a pakistani contemplating suicide bombing)
  • 54. Pan's Labyrinth- Guillermo del Toro (amazing!)
  • 55. A Sound of Thunder- Peter Hyams (fun adventure sci-fi)
  • 56. Shooter- Antoine Fuqua (a decent political thriller)
  • 57. The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair- Peter Epperlein (not very good)
  • 58. The Road to Guantanamo- Michael Winterbottom (amazing movie, how wrong things are going)
  • 59. Kedma- Amos Gitai (good movie about the establishment of Israel)
  • 60. Network- Sydney Lumet (dark comedy about the underworld of TV and finance)
  • 61. Stranger Than Fiction- Marc Forster (Brilliant!)

I haven't seen #53 The War Within, but it sounds very similar to Paradise Now. You should see that one if you haven't already. It's about 2 Palestinians who are chosen to be suicide bombers.

I will be sure to check it out, certainly a relevant topic.