2004: Movies released this year which I've seen in the theatre

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  • Around the World in 80 Days
  • The Aviator (2004)
  • Baadasss! *
  • Before Sunset
  • Being Julia
  • Bon Voyage
  • Closer
  • Collateral
  • Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind **
  • Finding Neverland *
  • Garden State
  • Goodbye, Lenin!
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Hellboy
  • Hero
  • Hidalgo
  • Incredibles, The
  • Intimate Strangers
  • I, Robot
  • Kill Bill Vol 2
  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • The Machinist
  • Maria, Full of Grace
  • Mean Creek
  • Meet the Fockers
  • Miracle *
  • Mr. 3000
  • Diarios de motocicleta [The Motorcycle Diaries]
  • Napoleon Dynamite **
  • National Treasure
  • Open Water
  • Polar Express
  • Ray **
  • Riding Giants
  • Saw
  • Seducing Doctor Lewis
  • Shall We Dance
  • Shaun of the Dead *
  • Shrek 2
  • Sideways
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
  • Spanglish
  • Spiderman 2 **
  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring *
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
  • Super Size Me
  • The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • The Corporation
  • The Day After Tomorrow
  • The Door in the Floor
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • The Mother
  • The Passion of the Christ *
  • The Story of the Weeping Camel *
  • The Terminal
  • The Village
  • Team America: World Police
  • Touching the Void *
  • Troy
  • Twilight Samurai *
  • We Don't Live Here Anymore
Author Comments: 

Films released in America in 2004 which I've seen in 2004.

Asterisk (*) means I especially appreciated it, or it stayed with me, and two (**) means I liked it enough to see it again. No star doesn't mean I disliked it, just that it wasn't special or memorable enough. I should say I'm pretty enthusiastic about my two-star movies.

What did you think of Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring?

I thought it was beautiful. Sad. Mystical. Magical. It's obviously an allegorical film. I'm sure I missed some of the symbolism, but the themes of life and death, spirituality vs. carnality were plain. I needed some help with understanding it after I saw it by reading user comments on IMDB, but I enjoyed it. It was like a meditation.

What I learned about Buddhism from this film, in addition to what I already knew, is that it is a harsh religion. You must pay for every sin. There is no grace or forgiveness. Perfection is elusive, not assured.

If you want to see a terrific movie in Mandarin, I recommend Together.

Thanks for the review and recommendation! I now have both movies on my "to see" list.

Did you notice Netflix has Together?

Thanks for the tip! :-)

What did you think of Hero?

It was a little bit spoiled for me, because I got to my seat a few minutes late. I arrived at the theatre 15 minutes before showtime, but the theatre kept me in the ticket line for 20 minutes (that's a strong argument for ticket-buying online).

It was very pretty, but pointless. It felt emotionally and philosophically empty to me. Those elements aside, it was a breathtakingly beautiful film, like a liquid painting.

what did you think of Garden State im in real need to see this! your thoughts?

I thought it was delightful! Good love story in the context of death. The guy goes from death to life, in a way.

How was Saw?

Yeesh. It made my brother sick. I, however, am made of stronger stuff. I wasn't sickened by it, just disappointed by the big plot holes, lack of character development, lack of motivation, ridiculous dialog, and implausible situations. Perhaps horror is not my genre. I certainly wanted to see what happened next, and I was in suspense most of the time, but I didn't like the results. I don't remember being bored, for sure! Disclaimer: I saw it for free at Dragon*Con and got a t-shirt :).

I sure hope I like it better than you did, then!

Aye, matey. I hope you do too. I should say it was entertaining. Just not my cup of tea.

I see you liked Shaun Of The Dead as well, it turned out to be quite a bit better than I expected. What about you?

T'ho

:?)

I'd heard alot about it ahead of time, so I went in with high expectations, and it met them. I enjoyed it very much. I laughed alot. When I left the theatre, I expected to see zombies everywhere.

Me too, I went out the door and was slightly disappointed (glad) to find no zombies.

T'ho

:?)

hey Rosie, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" Has just been released over here in the UK and just wondered, do you think its worth me getting?

Oh, absolutely! I loved it! It's an unconventional sci-fi romantic comedy :). I don't recommend you buy it, though, until you've seen it.

ok cool, thankyou. i'll rent it first, then maybe buy it. ty!

Wow. You saw Team America: World Police. Dare I ask what you thought of this movie?

You may dare. I was ROTFLMAO. It probably shouldn't be seen by anyone.

Not as funny as South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut.

The acting is wooden, it's full of cliches, and it lacks emotional depth.