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

  • 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?



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.



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.