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52 Buckets - Update: October 22nd, 2010 - Week 42 Review: Paranormal Activity 2


#1 gregthomas77   Custom User Title CAGiversary!   1984 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 06:31 PM

As one of my New Years Resolutions, I have resolved to go see a new movie every week for all 52 weeks in 2010, and to write reviews for each one and blog them. The resolution is really more about making time for myself, and I think it will be fun. Anyways, I thought I would post a link to my blog here so others could both give me their opinions on the blog and read reviews as they come in (if your interested).

http://www.fiftytwob...s.blogspot.com/

Update: October 22nd, 2010 - Week 42 Review: Paranormal Activity 2
Update: October 15th, 2010 - Week 41 Reviews: Jackass 3-D and Red
Update: October 14th, 2010 - Week 40 Review (of 52): My Soul to Take (2010)
Update: October 1st, 2010 - Week 39 Review (of 52): Let Me In (2010)
Update: September 30th, 2010 - Week 38 Review (of 52): Wall Street 2
Update: September 23rd, 2010 - Week 37 Review (of 52): Easy A (2010)
Update: 9/16/10 - Week 36 Review (of 52): Resident Evil: Afterlife 3-D (2010)
Update: September 9th, 2010 - Week 35 Review (of 52): Machete (2010)
Update: August 27th, 2010 - Week 34 Review (of 52) : The Last Exorcism (2010)
Update: August 22nd, 2010 - Week 33 Review (of 52): Piranha 3-D (2010)
Update: August 19th, 2010 - Week 32 Review (of 52): The Expendables (2010)
Update: August 12th, 2010 - Week 31 Review (of 52): The Other Guys (2010)
Update: August 5th, 2010 - Week 30 Review (of 52): Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
Update: July 25th, 2010 - Week 29 Review (of 52): Salt (2010)
Update: July 22nd, 2010 - Week 28 Review (of 52): Inception (2010)
Update: July 12th, 2010 - Week 27 Bonus Review: [REC] 2
Update: July 11th, 2010 - Week 27 Review (of 52): Predators (2010)
Update: July 8th, 2010 - Week 26 Review (of 52): Twilight (2010)
Update: July 1st, 2010 - Week 25 Review (of 52): Knight and Day (2010)
Update: June 24th, 2010 - Week 24 Review (of 52): Jonah Hex (2010)
Update: June 17th, 2010 - Week 23 Reviews: 80's Double Header
Update: June 12th, 2010 - SPECIAL REPORT: Mr. 52's Favorite 52 Movies
Update: June 4th, 2010 - Week 22 Review (of 52) posted: Splice (2010)
Update: June 3, 2010 - Week 21 review (of 52) posted: Prince of Persia (2010)
Update: May 27th, 2010 - Week 20 review (of 52) posted: MacGruber (2010)
Update: May 20th, 2010 - Week 19 review (of 52) posted: Robin Hood (2010)
Update: May 7th, 2010 - Week 18 Review (of 52) posted: Iron Man 2 (2010)
Update: May 6th, 2010 - Week 17 Review (of 52) posted: A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Update: April 28th, 2010 - Week 16 Review (of 52) posted: The Back Up Plan (2010)
Update: April 22nd, 2010 - Week 15 Review (of 52) posted: Kick Ass (2010)
Update: April 15th, 2010 - Week 14 Review (of 52) posted: Date Night (2010)
Update: April 2nd, 2010 - Week 13 Review (of 52) posted: Clash of the Titans (2010)
Update: March 26th, 2010 - Week 12 Review (of 52) posted: Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Update: March 19th, 2010 - Week 11 Review (of 52) posted: Repo Men (2010)
Update: March 18th, 2010 - Week 10 Review (of 52) posted: Green Zone (2010)
Update: March 8th, 2010 - Week 9 Review (of 52) posted: Brooklyn's Finest (2010)
Update: March 4th, 2010 - Week 8 Review (of 52) posted: The Crazies (2010)
Update: February 20, 2010 - Week 7 Review (of 52) posted: Shutter Island (2010)
Update: February 18, 2010 - Week 6 Review (of 52) posted: The Wolfman (2010)
Update: February 8, 2010 - Week 5 Review (of 52) posted: From Paris with Love (2010)
Update: February 4, 2010 - Week 4 Review (of 52) posted: Edge of Darkness (2010)
Update: January 22, 2010 - Week 3 Review (of 52) posted: Legion (2010)
Update: January 21, 2010 - Week 2 review (of 52) posted: The Book of Eli (2010)
Update: January 9, 2010 - New BONUS Review - Up In The Air (2009)
Update: January 8, 2010 - Week 1 Review (of 52) posted: Daybreakers (2010)
Update: January 3, 2010 - New BONUS Review - Halloween II (2009)

Edited by gregthomas77, 22 October 2010 - 06:59 AM.


#2 mission42   To start, press any key CAGiversary!   1561 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 January 2010 - 06:46 PM

Seems like a pretty cool idea, I'll follow for awhile and if we have the same tastes, you'll have a loyal reader for the year.

#3 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   7167 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:19 PM

Just reviewing a movie per week is already work enough. But to go to a theatre? Good luck dude.

#4 Ugamer_X   You can trust me CAGiversary!   7617 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:32 PM

I give you until February.

#5 billyrox   Old Man CAGiversary!   3160 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:40 PM

I give you until February.



lol

#6 billyrox   Old Man CAGiversary!   3160 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:40 PM

best of luck man, i will keep up with the blog to see how long you last

#7 gregthomas77   Custom User Title CAGiversary!   1984 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:53 PM

Seems like a pretty cool idea, I'll follow for awhile and if we have the same tastes, you'll have a loyal reader for the year.


Thanks.

#8 gregthomas77   Custom User Title CAGiversary!   1984 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:54 PM

Just reviewing a movie per week is already work enough. But to go to a theatre? Good luck dude.


Yeah, its gonna be tough, especially since my job requires me to go out of town on the weekends fairly often. But, it should be a fun challenge.

#9 gregthomas77   Custom User Title CAGiversary!   1984 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:55 PM

I give you until February.


Pessimism on CAG, say it ain't so.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:00 PM

Subscribed.

#11 supermodestmouse   Gotta Catch Em All! CAGiversary!   835 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:19 PM

Sounds like a good plan. I usually watch at least a movie a day, but a lot of time, its just background action for me.

i watched armored yesterday too! funny!

#12 lokizz   Go $$$$ Yourself CAGiversary!   10104 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:44 PM

id suggest seeing Eat Drink an Woman. make sure more than half your choices are foreign. i see more amazing movies from than i ever see in america. just recently saw Rec ( the original version) the ending had one of the scariest/creepiest looking monsters ive seen in a movie in years. i was actually scared by it which is hard to come by from someone raised on horror films.

#13 gregthomas77   Custom User Title CAGiversary!   1984 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 12:23 AM

id suggest seeing Eat Drink an Woman. make sure more than half your choices are foreign. i see more amazing movies from than i ever see in america. just recently saw Rec ( the original version) the ending had one of the scariest/creepiest looking monsters ive seen in a movie in years. i was actually scared by it which is hard to come by from someone raised on horror films.


I've heard a lot of good things about REC, and I plan to see it. I am sure I will add the occasional foreign film,but I simply plan what looks to be the best new release of every week (which may mean missing out on some movies if too many good ones come out in the same week).

#14 darthbudge   The Real DB CAGiversary!   20048 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2010 - 01:31 AM

So for your resolution, it has to be a new movie and you have to watch it in theatres? I think that is gonna next to impossible to live up to. Now if you simply said you were gonna watch a new movie to you on DVD every week, I think you could do that.

Unless you have awesome theatres around you, you are gonna get stuck watching a lot of crappy movies.

#15 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 01:31 AM

Yeah, if he's in a big city he could do it as there's always indie films, foreign films, documentaries etc. to fill the void between decent hollywood flicks.

If he's in the boonies, it will be hard to do for sure, especially with all the crappy spring movies deemed unworthy of coming out in summer or the holidays.

#16 gregthomas77   Custom User Title CAGiversary!   1984 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 01:52 AM

So for your resolution, it has to be a new movie and you have to watch it in theatres? I think that is gonna next to impossible to live up to. Now if you simply said you were gonna watch a new movie to you on DVD every week, I think you could do that.

Unless you have awesome theatres around you, you are gonna get stuck watching a lot of crappy movies.


Yep, it has to be a new movie and it has to be in theaters. We have quite a few theaters in town, and I probably will see some crappy movies.

I will probably also try to write up reviews for any dvd's I watch, but I am committing myself to 52 new (in their opening week, although not necessarily that weekend), in theater movies during the year.

#17 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 01:59 AM

Yeah, if you live some where with good theaters so you can get to indie films, foreign films and documentaries, then it will be very easy to do.

And I'll be envious as I have good theaters around me in Atlanta (probably not quite as good as in DC previously) and could do it if I had the time and energy. And I regret that I don't as I love movies and don't watch nearly as many as I'd like--though I aim to improve that some in the coming year.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 06:28 AM

Nice choice for week 1 (Daybreakers)!

#19 dabamus   Banned Banned   4291 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2010 - 06:47 AM

Nice idea. I set up a follow via Google Reader. :)

#20 crunchb3rry   HODOR! CAGiversary!   5524 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 07:05 AM

I've heard a lot of good things about REC, and I plan to see it. I am sure I will add the occasional foreign film,but I simply plan what looks to be the best new release of every week (which may mean missing out on some movies if too many good ones come out in the same week).


Let The Right One In is another great foreign one. Don't rent it though, the cocksuckers that put the movie out on home video slacked off on the subtitles and refused to do a recall.

It's on Netflix streaming though, reportedly with the correct subtitles.

#21 lokizz   Go $$$$ Yourself CAGiversary!   10104 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2010 - 08:46 AM

Let The Right One In is another great foreign one. Don't rent it though, the cocksuckers that put the movie out on home video slacked off on the subtitles and refused to do a recall.

It's on Netflix streaming though, reportedly with the correct subtitles.



that movie was awesome best of that genre ive seen in years. sucks that theyre doing a remake which will of course suck.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 04:27 PM

Update: 1/3/2010 - New BONUS Review - Halloween II (2009)

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 01:01 AM

Halloween II was the shit. Not as loved as the first, but what always appealed to me was the representation of midwest neighborhoods, like those back alleys, backyards, etc. The kind of specific locales you don't see in movies. Like the first one, you just saw the front of houses and that one garage/laundryroom in the back of the place Annie babysat. Mmmm...Annie.

#24 gregthomas77   Custom User Title CAGiversary!   1984 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 01:17 AM

Halloween II was shit.


Fixed.

#25 gregthomas77   Custom User Title CAGiversary!   1984 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 03:59 AM

Update: January 8, 2010 - Week 1 Review (of 52) posted: Daybreakers (2010)

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 05:15 PM

Update: January 8, 2010 - Week 1 Review (of 52) posted: Daybreakers (2010)


Nice review. I'm looking forward to seeing Daybreakers.

#27 gregthomas77   Custom User Title CAGiversary!   1984 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 09:13 PM

Nice review. I'm looking forward to seeing Daybreakers.


Thanks.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 12:06 AM

Update: January 9, 2010 - New BONUS Review - Up In The Air (2009)

#29 gregthomas77   Custom User Title CAGiversary!   1984 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:28 PM

Edited title to reflect the most newest movie reviewed instead of the most recently reviewed movie. I figure people are probably more interested in review of new movies.

#30 gregthomas77   Custom User Title CAGiversary!   1984 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:29 PM

Coming soon: Reviews of The Road and The Lovely Bones