WHAT I’VE BEEN WATCHING: APR 29TH – MAY 5TH

With the summer movie season finally starting with an all out AVENGER marathon I can’t say that this week of film viewings was anything less than awesome, for the most part.

FIRST TIME VIEWS

THE AVENGERS (2012) – It’s the year of the Whedon, because this film is the pinnacle of fun lovely MARVEL movie making.
KILL LIST (2011) – I wasn’t as disturbed with it as I was led to expect, but a weird film which switches to horror-ish tones towards its end.
THE INNKEEPERS (2012) – Ti West obviously meant to make the greatest haunted house horror film, but in the end made a boring trite one that will be quickly forgotten.

REWATCHED

IRON MAN (2008) – “I am Iron Man”
THE INCREDIBLE HULK (2008)  – “Hulk Smash!”
IRON MAN 2 (2010) – “Tastes like metal”
THOR (2011) “You’re no match for TH– *smack*”
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011) – “I’m just a kid from Brooklyn”
ANY GIVEN SUNDAY (1999) – “in any fight it’s the guy whose willing to die whose gonna win that inch. And I know, if I’m gonna have any life anymore it’s because I’m still willing to fight and die for that inch”

THE COUNT

70 First time watches (19 from 2012); 45 Rewatches; 115 Total Films

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  • Dan

    Great to hear you've seen Kill List – it was one of the great surprises for me last year. I thought it was an unnerving experience with a sort of bleak authenticity that mixed surprisingly well with the odd, macabre gothic-horror.

    • I dunno. I'd heard a lot of the insanely disturbing ending of the film and prepared myself for it but found it not that bothersome. More unnerving than anything else is the main character. Thoughts of what war does to a man's core or what it even brings out that wasn't quite there before is brought to mind. It is a pretty good movie, but I wouldn't be finding it hard to scrub it off my top of the year list if I were to be devising it now.

      Or maybe I just need to watch it a couple more times for all the nuanced bits to sink in.