50 Films in 2014 - Anyone care to join?

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CardiffUniversityNetballTeam Wed 08-Jan-14 21:02:40

I am on the 50 books in 2014 thread but I have also set myself the target of watching 50 films in 2014.
It works out to just less than one a week. It should be easy!
I haven't really set any hard and fast rules for myself, except that they should be films I haven't seen before. They don't need to be new releases or watched at the cinema or anything.
Oh, and I have to watch them all the way through! No falling asleep halfway through and waking up when the credits roll. blush
Does anyone care to join me keeping track and sharing reviews and recommendation like we do on the book thread?

BaDaBing Sat 11-Jan-14 18:23:29

Sounds like a good idea! So far this year I've watched anchorman 2, 47 Ronin, 12 years a slave and Last Vegas (a skint January has sent my cineworld card into overdrive!)

smilingthroughgrittedteeth Sat 11-Jan-14 18:36:23

sounds good, so far this year I've watched

good day to die hard which I unexpectedly enjoyed and found quite funny.

Arthur Christmas which dp and dsc loved but I found it a bit boring.

iron man 3 which I was really disappointed in.

the host, was rubbish

and tonight will be watching the new star trek film.

we got sky movies for free for 3mths which coincided nicely with me being laid up in bed with the flu

RedBushedT Sat 11-Jan-14 18:43:01

Great plan!
So far this year I've watched;
Anchorman and Easy A
Will watch new Star Trek film tonight.

CardiffUniversityNetballTeam Sat 11-Jan-14 19:05:55

Ah, great, some replies!!
I was beginning to think this thread was going to be a non-starter, so welcome one and all. grin

I have watched my first film. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
I was totally unprepared for the ending. Good god. I won't say anymore in case others haven't seen it.

Very jealous of those of you who have been to the cinema, I flipping love the cinema.

Nice idea, but I am so awkward that I doubt I'll find 50 that I actually want to watch. I would like to see, 'The Great Budapest Hotel' and I've promised to watch some Ingmar Bergman stuff with dp, but can't think of anything else.

AntiJamDidi Sun 12-Jan-14 10:01:28

I'll join in. Is it only films I've not seen before?

1. World war z
It was ok but the end was very quick.

2. Worlds end
This was quite slow to start but rather funny once it got going.

Burke and Hare
Quite funny.

RedBushedT Sun 12-Jan-14 18:08:50

I watched Black Book last night on Netflix last night. That was a good film, about a Jewish woman working for the Dutch resistance. It's subtitled most of the way through.

AntiJamDidi Sun 12-Jan-14 20:53:05

We watched how to train your dragon today. I think I probably should have watched it before I let dd2 watch it though as she found it quite scary in some bits.

piratedinosaursgogogo Sun 12-Jan-14 20:58:37

I love going to the cinema, I go on my own whenever possible. In the last couple of weeks, I've seen 'American Hustle' which I loved and this morning I saw 'August- Osage County'. Julia Roberts is brilliant in it. I'm in the US so will probably get releases a bit earlier than the UK.

We watched 'Two Guns' on demand last weekend and I was really disappointed but my dh loved it.

They had a trailer this morning for 'The Great Budapest Hotel' and I can't wait for that (Moonrise Kingdom is one of my favourites) and they also had the trailer for the James Corden 'One Chance' film about Paul Potts, which looks much better than it sounds.

theamazingmrblunden Sun 12-Jan-14 21:02:02

Im getting really into films as a way of relaxing from a hectic life! This year I've done American Hustle at the cinema, and doing 12 years a slave this weekend. Watched black swan for the first time last week and loved it as well. Got The Grey from love film to watch as well.

Preciousbane Sun 12-Jan-14 21:06:17

I watch a lot of films so it would be rude of me not to join your thread.

Black book is a great film, Easy A was surprisingly good and very different to the usual high school angst movies.

I have been watching a box set of The It Crowd so need to catch up

CardiffUniversityNetballTeam Sun 12-Jan-14 22:28:39

I like The Grey, with Liam Neeson right?

Very bleak, but enjoyable nonetheless.

I used to love going to the cinema on my own but I fell out of the habit, perhaps I should start going again. I might go and whet my appetite by watching some trailers on IMDB. smile

theamazingmrblunden Tue 14-Jan-14 16:50:15

Yes, lia

theamazingmrblunden Tue 14-Jan-14 16:51:10

Bloody phone. Liam neeson. Unfortunately uni assignments have meant I still haven't watched!

Preciousbane Wed 15-Jan-14 18:17:34

I have just watched Sophie Scholl The Final Days

Amazing film about students who were in The White Rose movement and gave out anti nazi/war information towards the end of WWII in Germany.

The actress who played Sophie Scholl was absolutley amazing.

It is currently on Lovefilm instant.

CardiffUniversityNetballTeam Wed 15-Jan-14 22:16:09

2. Stand By Me.

I have never watched this all the way through before. Now I wish I had watched it years ago. Absolutely brilliant.

Precious, I have added Sophie Scholl to my watch list on LoveFilm. I'm not sure whether I'm going to keep my subscription though, there doesn't seem to be much on it. Might try Netflix if I can get a deal on a couple of months for free.

Eastpoint Thu 16-Jan-14 00:10:37

I just went to see 12 Years a Slave. Last week I saw The Lives of Others.

The next film I watch will definitely be a comedy.

BaDaBing Thu 16-Jan-14 18:26:28

Planning to see Wolf of Wall Street on Sunday - anyone watched it yet?

Keen to reach some classics as realise I've seen precious few 'must see' films. Any recommendations?

Preciousbane Thu 16-Jan-14 21:08:38

As you have Lovefilm instant I also recommend.

The Magdalene Sisters, about young women forced in to reform homes basically slavery in Catholic laundries in Ireland.

Princesses,Spanish film about prostitution but much more about friendship.

In Darkness, about Jews living in the sewers in WWII.

Just realised they are all serious and heavy going but all very well made.

RedBushedT Fri 17-Jan-14 23:53:30

Sadly I rarely get to the cinema, but I do love having Netflix and I'm a keen buyer of DVDs wink
I saw Hansel and Gretel Witch hunters this week. Which was a fun romp of a film with great special effects. Cheesy but I did enjoy it grin

TOADfan Sun 19-Jan-14 19:54:04

Hmm new ones have been:

In the cinema:

American Hustle
Last Vegas
Carrie
One more which I cant remember and I will be seeing wolf of wall street next week.

On dvd/lovefilm:

Jonny English 2
Kick-ass 2
Bad grampa
Holes

Thats it I think I have watched a lot of classics too.

BaDaBing Wed 22-Jan-14 18:42:53

Loved wolf of wall street! Saw Delivery Man which is basically vince Vaughan being vince Vaughan. Some funny bits but not one I'd rush to recommend.

Taking DS to see walking with dinosaurs on Sunday, heard good reviews.

Cannot wait until 14th Feb for Lego movie. Looks just fab!

RedBushedT Sat 25-Jan-14 17:33:02

I watched The Croods with the children this afternoon. We all loved it. Great kids film with several laugh out loud moments. Definitely be adding that one to the "re-watch" list for my little family smile

AntiJamDidi Sat 25-Jan-14 19:04:33

5. Tangled blush
I think a lot of mine are going to be children's films because dp and I tend not to watch a lot of films but dd2 has just discovered that films are quite fun.

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