Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Year in Paul: 2006

What I’ve Seen

American Dreamz
Blood Diamond
Casino Royale
Children of Men
Flags of Our Fathers
For Your Consideration
Half Nelson
Inside Man
Jesus Camp
Letters from Iwo Jima
Little Miss Sunshine
Man of the Year
Mission: Impossible III
Nacho Libre
Night at the Museum
Notes on a Scandal
Open Season
Over the Hedge
Pan’s Labyrinth
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Snakes on a Plane
Stranger than Fiction
Superman Returns
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
The Da Vinci Code
The Departed
The Devil Wears Prada
The Fountain
The Good Shepherd
The Illusionist
The Last King of Scotland
The Lives of Others
The Pink Panther
The Prestige
The Queen
This Film Is Not Yet Rated
V For Vendetta
X-Men: The Last Stand
50 Total

Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Year in Paul: 2005

What I’ve Seen

A History of Violence
Aeon Flux
Batman Begins
Brokeback Mountain
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Coach Carter
Corpse Bride
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Escape to Canada
Fantastic Four
Four Brothers
Fun with Dick and Jane
Good Night, and Good Luck
Guess Who
Hard Candy
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Kicking and Screaming
King Kong
Kingdom of Heaven
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
March of the Penguins
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Sin City
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Lady Vengeance
Thank you for Smoking
The 40 Year Old Virgin
The Ballad of Jack and Rose
The Brothers Grimm
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
The Constant Gardner
The Fall of Fujimori
The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The Interpreter
The Island
The Longest Yard
The New World
The Producers
Two for the Money
V for Vendetta
Walk the Line
War of the Worlds
Wedding Crashers
Why we Fight

61 Total

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Series Obituary: Young Justice

Today I’m debuting a new series on this blog—which probably means I’ll do it twice and never come back, but that’s neither here nor there. I’ve written about TV a time or two before, but I’d like to start doing it more consistently (though, in all likelihood, not more frequently). Reading over my Friday Night Lights piece, I realized that what I was attempting to do was essentially write an obituary of the show, as it unfortunately had to wrap up. While that piece didn’t totally do that perfectly, I like the idea, so I’m going to try and start writing a short (ha!) essay when a show that I really like ends, beginning with the ones that have ended in 2013. Of the two, 30 Rock ended first, and I’ll get to it (probably), but I want to start with a show that ended far too soon: Cartoon Network’s Young Justice

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The 2013 I'm Right Awards

Welcome, welcome, to the third annual I’m Right awards, we’re are positively ecstatic to have you with us.

Like I did last year, I'm going to, category by category, go through my personal picks for what should have been nominated for and won the Oscars--and on account of how my name isn't Oscar, we'll call these the Pauls.

I've ditched a number of categories from the real thing, either because I just haven't seen enough to judge (Best Documentary), or I think the category is dumb (Best Original Song). I've replaced them with a few categories of my own, which are similar to last year, though two have been eliminated, one expanded, one tweaked, and one new one added. Well, sort of two'll see when you get there.

So without much further ado...

Saturday, January 12, 2013

2012 in Tweet Reviews

This was number 1...
As anyone who follows my twitter feed (@teddroe y’all!) will confirm with a grimace, I have an annoying habit of tweeting movie reviews. I started doing it in spring  of 2010 on a lark—at the time I didn’t know what to tweet, and felt like I should do something—but quickly realized that I quite enjoyed it. To be clear, at no point have I thought that anyone cared what I thought, but it became a great way to organize my thoughts about a film, and to be able to go back later and see a brief record of what I saw, when, and what I thought of it. There might possibly be a movie or two that I haven’t tweeted since then (perhaps one or two that I was embarrassed to be on record as having see…or liked), but I’ve gotten into a pretty solid habit of it over the last three years and I ain’t stopping anytime soon.

The 3rd annual I’m Right Awards are about six weeks away, and that’s when I’ll write about and celebrate the great films (and Silver Linings Playbook) that came out in 2012. But first, we’re going to quickly go over not what came out in 2012, but what I watched in 2012—though obviously there’ll be a wee bit of overlap.

So without further ado, a list of everything movie review I tweeted during 2012. I started giving number grades about a quarter of the way through, and I haven’t altered any of these. I stand by most…but not all, not completely. I’m 98% sure this is everything I saw, but even if it isn’t, per above, I ain’t telling.

(Okay, so that was a little further ado…)