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Movies I have seen at the cinema

  1. nath951
  2. Luxo

these are the movies I have seen at the cinema throughout my whole life.
note: Cars, Toy Story 3D double feature, and Harry potter and the deathly hallows part 1 I saw twice, and Toy story 3 I saw thrice.

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Toy Story 2 1999,  G)
Toy Story 2
After trying to rescue another toy from a yard sale, Woody (Tom Hanks) accidentally ends up left at the yard sale but gets stolen by Al (Wayne Knight) who is a collector. Then Buzz (Tim Allen), Slinky (Jim Varney), Rex (Wallace Shawn), Hamm (John Ratzenberger) and Mr. Potato Head (Don Rickles) all set off to "Al's Toy Barn", which is where they think Woody was taken to. But Woody is actually in Al's apartment, where he finds that he is actually a rare toy and is part of "The Round-up Gang" from his own TV show. He is going to be taken to a toy museum in Tokyo, Japan. Woody must decide whether he will go to museum or go back home to his owner, Andy.

I've said this so many times before, but I'll say it again, this was the first movie I ever saw at the cinema and it has been my favourite ever since. That's a big thing for me because I always like going to the cinema, it's usually a memorable experience. A lot of people might disagree with me, but I liked this one more than the first because I am a lot closer to this and it was the start of everything for me. If I wasn't so close to this, I would be saying I like the first film more.

Every time I watch this movie, it always brings back early memories. I have also seen this one more than the first, because back in the day, I had this one on VHS but not the first, so I used to watch this all the time, more than I did with SHREK (read my review). This movie is probably the reason why I loved toys as a kid; I used to be like Andy before he got Buzz. I used to put on my Woody costume and then at the same time play with him. Also as a kid I used to think that my toys actually did come alive when I'm not looking and I'd always think about how they'd feel when something happened, like when I remember loosing Woody's hat. That's because this movie actually showed more about how they toys feel when we do things to them that we don't think about, like donating them to charity (like in Jessie's song, "When She Loved Me", that's so emotional) or keeping them as collector's items where they will probably never get played with . That's a very clever idea to come up with, and of course, who else would think of that but the geniuses at Pixar.

Even if I wasn't so close to this movie I would still say it's fantastic. What Pixar achieved with the first is done again, but it has more emotion to it. It's really hard not to like any of the TOY STORY films, I don't understand how anyone could hate them. The story is fantastic, the characters are lovable (the voice cast is superb), it's funny, it can excite you, it's emotional, I don't know what else you could ask for (unless you are one of those people who want violence and graphical stuff and you don't care about the story).
I can never grow out of the TOY STORY films, because I like them now even more than I did as a kid, and there is no excuse for me to let go of them because I can't. I'm sure the same goes for a lot of other people. These really are true classics.
102 Dalmatians 2000,  G)
Rugrats in Paris - The Movie 2000,  G)
Rugrats in Paris - The Movie
The story follows Chuckie, who wants his single father to re-marry so he can get a new mother. Teased by his bossy friend Angela, Chuckie feels even worse about his situation. But when the father of his most loyal friend Tommy gets assigned to go to Paris on business, taking the whole Rugrats gang with him, things begin to change.

It's not too bad, I'd say the same as I did for the first RUGRATS feature film, it's just that this one is better. It brings out the real softy in me. I don't see why the had THE GODFATHER references when a lot of kids haven't even seen THE GODFATHER, but that shows that they are trying to show that Nickelodeon now want to make adults like THE RUGRATS more instead of just kids, and I like it when they do things like that.
I used to completely love this movie, I used to completely love THE RUGRATS, but not so much anymore. But this movie is a harmless and can be delightful at times.
Monsters, Inc. 2001,  G)
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 1982,  PG)
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
When an alien gets left behind, he befriends a ten year old boy. They form a relationship like no other.

The first time I saw this was in 2002 for it's 20th anniversary re-release, and then about a year later it was on TV. They were the only two times I had seen E.T, and I wish I could remember seeing it at the cinema more. The only thing I could really remember was the flying bikes scenes. Until now. Since I have been trying to watch a lot of "the best of all time" sort of movies, I decided it was about time for me to watch E.T again, for the first time in ages. Because it's Spielberg and it's Sci-Fi, I was expecting something a bit like CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, it turns out it's hardly like that, it's a lot more. I thought it was phenomenal.
Who else could do a better job of this movie than Steven Spielberg? This could have been a really cheesy if it wasn't for him. But you can't give Spielberg all the credit, for making this good. It wouldn't be what it is without John Williams' brilliant score, especially with the flying bikes. Industrial Light & Magic can lift a bike from the ground, but only John Williams could make it feel like they really were flying.

The acting was great in this. Those kids performances are probably the best acting I've seen from kids. Drew Barrymore is great in here first role.
If anyone doesn't like this movie, they could at least admit that they liked the actual character of E.T, because if you don't like him, then you're probably one of those people who don't like anyone but themselves. E.T is such a lovable character, in fact, the whole movie is lovable.

E.T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL is a brilliant film and I would have to say it's now a favourite of mine.
Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius 2001,  G)
Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius
Jimmy Neutron is a boy genius and way ahead of his friends, but when it comes to being cool, he's a little behind. All until one day when his parents, and parents all over Earth are kidnapped by aliens, it's up to him to lead all the children of the world to rescue their parents.

Them movie is short and and it's simple, it's a bit of light entertainment. The problem I have with it is that I believe animated movies should be made to entertain everyone, but here the target audience is made for children, which annoys me because it's an example of why a lot of people assume that every animated movie is for kids, and a lot of movies made with animation aren't made that way just because kids will like it, the Pixar movies for example. But that doesn't mean the movie is actually bad, it does actually have an okay story and in it is a decent message for kids.
JIMMY NEUTRON: BOY GENIUS is better than the TV show (which I don't think is too bad either). I used to watch this movie a lot when I was younger, probably because I wanted to be like Jimmy Neutron.

So overall, kids will love it, but maybe just kids. Unless you were a fan of this movie when you were younger.
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D 2002,  PG)
Big Fat Liar 2002,  PG)
Stuart Little 2 2002,  PG)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002,  PG)
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 2002,  PG)
Daddy Day Care 2003,  PG)
Finding Nemo 2003,  G)
Finding Nemo
Nemo, a young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to Marlin (Albert Brooks), his father, and Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly but forgetful regal blue tang fish, to make the journey to bring Nemo home. Their adventure brings them face-to-face with sharks,turtles,jellyfish,seagulls, and more. Marlin discovers a bravery he never knew all in an effort to find his only family member.

This movie could have turned out to be a really cheesy kids movie, but the people at Pixar once again just made something that they themselves would want to see and succeeded because they started with a good story.
I love how the movie is set in Australia, because that's where I live. If there is one flaw about this movie it would be that a lot of the fish are in Australia but have American accents. But I forgive Pixar for that because it wouldn't sound as good if everyone was Australian, it does work better with Americans and the actors really suit the characters. So it's got good casting. And at least there are some very famous Australian's in it, like Eric Bana, Barry Humphries, Rove McManus, and Geoffrey Rush. But the best of all the cast is Ellen DeGeneres as Dory, she is absolutely hilarious. But everyone else is great as well, perfect casting.

What makes this movie even better is the score by Thomas Newman, I love it, it's absolutely beautiful, one of the best films scores. I always like to watch this movie the whole way through, even through all of the credits because of the song "Beyond the Sea" performed by Robbie Williams, and we get to hear more of Thomas Newman's wonderful score.

FINDING NEMO is one of those movies that I have always loved, just like most of the other Pixar films. It's close to me, not as much as the TOY STORY films though.
I liked FINDING NEMO as soon as I saw the trailer, and then when I saw the movie for the first time I became completely obsessed with it.
This movie is what made me a fan of Pixar. I knew that TOY STORY, A BUG'S LIFE, and MONSTERS INC were all made by the same people, but the name "Pixar" never really stuck to me. But after FINDING NEMO, I was very familiar with who these people were, and I understood why I liked all these movies so much.
Another thing, is that the first DVD I ever owned was of this movie, and since it's so full of special features, this was where I was really introduced to the movie making world, and I'm really into that even more today. Before FINDING NEMO I wasn't really a movie-goer, but it was a step up into me becoming one.

Overall, FINDING NEMO is definitely a favourite of mine, right next to the TOY STORY trilogy. It's a classic, and I want to thank Pixar for making it.
Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over 2003,  PG)
Cheaper by the Dozen 2003,  PG)
Shrek 2 2004,  PG)
Shrek 2
As soon as Shrek (Mike Myers) and Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) get back from their honeymoon, they receive an invitation to visit the King (John Cleese) and Queen (Julie Andrews) of Far Far Away, who are of course Fiona's parents. So, Shrek, Fiona and Donkey all sett off to Far Far Away, but when they arrive, everything doesn't turn out too well with the parents, not even Fiona's Fairy Godmother (Jennifer Saunders) approves with Shrek, because Fiona was meant to marry her son, Price Charming (Rupert Everett). Shrek and Donkey have an encounter with the famous ogre killer, Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas), who ends up joining them on their adventure to help Shrek and Fiona have a happily ever after.

I was one of those people that didn't see the first SHREK film at the cinema, but when I finally did see it and I feel in love and when this sequel came out I definitely saw that at the cinema. So SHREK2 ended up making more money than the first. This sequel came as a surprise to me, because I thought that the first one was fine on it's own. I still thought it would be a good movie. I wasn't disappointed, it made me like the first SHREK even more. Like the first film, I still get entertained watching this today. But unfortunately, due to the third instalment, I can't help but notice that the humour is dying down. It lacked the amount of laughs the first one had, this still had some very funny moments, but not as much as the first. That's the only problem I have with it.
One thing that had improved from the first is the music. I love the score to the first, and Harry-Gregson Williams did an even better job with this one. I especially like the way that "Holding Out For A Hero" was done near the end, sung by Jennifer Saunders. That scene altogether is great.

SHREK2 is a sequel that's almost better than the first, and it really is a fantastic movie.
Scooby-Doo 2 - Monsters Unleashed 2004,  PG)
Garfield - The Movie 2004,  PG)
The Incredibles 2004,  PG)
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events 2004,  PG)
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
The story is about the three Baudelaire children, who's lives turn unfortunate when their parents die in a massive fire that burnt down their whole house. They become orphans and get sent to live with Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) who makes the children's lives even worse, as he does not care about them, he's only in it for the big fortune.

I know nothing about the actual books, so the fact that it might be a bit unfaithful to them doesn't really worry me.

I liked Jim Carrey in this, he did a good job of playing a bad actor. I must say, he does very good characterisations in this. It's like the role was made for him. I think that all the acting was good in this. Meryl Streep plays Aunt Josephine, who is extremely cautious about absolutely everything, at first you would not think that this is Meryl Streep. Billy Connelly plays Uncle Monty, it's great to see such a gruff man play someone so humble. Jude Law's narration was a good touch to the film, and Dustin Hoffman makes a funny little cameo.

There is more I want to say about this, but I might re-review this sometime after I have read the books.
Racing Stripes 2005,  PG)
Robots 2005,  PG)
Madagascar 2005,  PG)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005,  PG)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Back in about 2004/05, when I first saw the trailer, I got pretty excited for this movie. I wasn't a Tim Burton or Johnny Depp fan back then, I hardly knew who they were. I was excited about this because it was a new version of "Willy Wonka", I had always loved the story.

When I went and saw it in September '05, I ended up pretty happy with it. I really liked how Tim Burton didn't try and make it like the book, he got the story and made it his own.

There are some things that make it better than the original. This one had the story of the Indian Prince, the glass elevator was actually completely glass, the Oompa-Loompa's sang the actual words that they were meant to sing (written by Roald Dahl and then Danny Elfman does a good job of putting the words to a tune), and this also showed the four children after they were "fixed up". Another good thing was that it didn't have that annoying scene at the end of the original, where Gene Wilder goes all angry, I never really liked that scene.
But you still can't really replace the original, that one's got some great songs and good acting.

There was something in this that wasn't as good as the original, and that was the characterisation of Charlie. Freddie Highmore didn't really look like he was having fun making this movie, because he didn't seem as happy as Charlie should have been, he's just too gloomy.
Something that I didn't get about this was who the story was meant to be about. It's called Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and at the start there's a whole introduction to him, so we think we're watching a movie about Charlie. But when we meet Willy Wonka, we forget about Charlie and it's all about him.

But overall, I would say that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a delightful new take on the story.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005,  PG-13)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe 2005,  PG)
Chicken Little 2005,  G)
Cars 2006,  G)
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties 2006,  PG)
The Wild 2006,  G)
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 2006,  G)
Happy Feet 2006,  PG)
Mr. Bean's Holiday 2007,  G)
Shrek the Third 2007,  PG)
Shrek the Third
After King Harold (John Cleese) dies, Shrek (once again, Mike Myers) is the next in line to be king of Far Far Away, but Shrek doesn't want to be. So, along with Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) and Donkey (once again, Eddie Murphy) must head off to find the rightful heir to the throne. Also, Shrek's wife, Princess Fiona (once again, Cameron Diaz) is pregnant and Shrek isn't so sure about being a father. So, Shrek isn't so sure if he is going to be having a happily ever after.

It's a disappointing entry into the SHREK franchise, the humour has really died down. Of course, after SHREK2, I was expecting a 3rd, and I was actually hoping it would be good. I think that the reason it's not like the first two is because the director has changed. This one is directed by Chris Miller, not Andrew Adamson. The music isn't as good either, and I loved the music from the first two. The score is just re-used and the put in the wrong places. It's typical of Dreamworks to do a movie like this.

What can I say that hasn't been said? SHREK THE THIRD is missing he humour, magic and the charm that SHREK and SHREK2 had, making it quite disappointing.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007,  PG-13)
Hairspray 2007,  PG)
National Treasure: Book of Secrets 2007,  PG)
The Golden Compass 2007,  PG-13)
The Golden Compass
I have not read the book of "The Golden Compass", so I didn't know much about the story.
I was expecting that this would be another big-budget adaptation that would go on to make a few sequels and become a really successful franchise. Well, it turns out that it hasn't and I can see why.

What I really hated about this movie was the ending, it was basically a cliff-hanger, and it left me annoyed. I know it's probably like that in the book, but the book probably has more detail and actually gets you to want to read the next one. Even if there wasn't a cliff-hanger and I knew there would definitely be a next one, I wouldn't care much for it, and I still don't care with the cliff-hanger. I should probably just read the books.

This movie seems as though it was made straight from the book with no script, and the book isn't really meant to be made into a film.
If there was anything I did like about this movie, it was the special effects, but not even them can save it.

I was disappointed by this movie.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 2008,  PG)
Get Smart 2008,  PG-13)
WALL-E 2008,  G)
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 2008,  PG)
Monsters vs. Aliens 2009,  PG)
Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian 2009,  PG)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009,  PG)
Up 2009,  PG)
G-Force 2009,  PG)
Disney's A Christmas Carol 2009,  PG)
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2009,  PG)
Avatar 2009,  PG-13)
Toy Story & Toy Story 2 in 3D Double Feature 2009,  G)
Invictus 2009,  PG-13)
The Blind Side 2009,  PG-13)
Alice in Wonderland 2010,  PG)
Alice in Wonderland
Pretty good, but not as good as I hoped it would be. Visuals were fantastic, very Tim Burton-ish (which is great) and Johnny Depp was enjoyable as the Mad Hatter. I think something that kept me from enjoying it was the fact that there were some annoying little kids sitting behind me talking the whole way through. So, I could've found it more fun if they weren't there, suppose I'll wait for the Blu-ray, and I might actually enjoy it more, even if it isn't in 3-D. Overall, it's a good movie, but could be better.

New review coming soon.
How to Train Your Dragon 2010,  PG)
How to Train Your Dragon
At first, I didn't think that this would be very good.
But then, I saw that it was getting all fresh reviews and I was thinking that maybe it won't be so bad, but I still had doubts of it being good.

When I sat down in my seat, I thought that the only thing that I will enjoy from this is finally seeing the new Toy Story 3 trailer in 3-D. But when I got to see the Dreamworks logo, all new and 3-D, my thoughts suddenly changed. I thought "Hey, I'm actually enjoying this!"

About 5 minutes later when the story really started to kick in, my doubts came back. I was thinking that it was going to be that kind of story we've all seen before. Where some guy that know one likes and has a low life, suddenly does something big and then everyone likes him and his dad excepts who he is bla bla bla and everyone's happy the end. Come on, I've seen that before in KUNG FU PANDA and CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS.
The story was a little bit like that, but this was different.

From the moment Hiccup (the main character) meats the dragon, I found my self loving this movie.
If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend it in 3-D because there are some fantastic flying dragon moments, where it actually looks a little bit like Avatar.

At the end of the movie I thought Wow! How to Train Your Dragon is actually a very good movie and should be nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars next year.

Dreamworks haven't done anything better than this since the first two Shrek movies.
Shrek Forever After 2010,  PG)
Shrek Forever After
Well, it's here, the final chapter to SHREK. Shrek (for the last time, Mike Myers) is finding it hard to live as a family man. So when he comes across Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn), he makes a deal to get back to feeling like a real ogre again, but when he's tricked and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and Fiona (for the last time, Cameron Diaz) have never met. So, he sets out to restore his world and get back his true love, so he can live happily ever after.

After SHREK THE THIRD, I wasn't expecting this one to be very good. To my surprise it actually turned out alright! The story wasn't bad, apparently it's like IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE which I haven't seen, but I have seen IT'S A VERY MERRY MUPPET CHRISTMAS MOVIE which has the same sort of story, but this sort of story seemed perfect for the last SHREK movie. Of course, it definitely doesn't have as much laughs as the first two, but I was expecting that. The music is, like the humour, better than the third and not as good as the first two but still alright and it seems like it's another SHREK CD I'll have to buy. However, the song "I'm a Believer" which we all remember from the first makes a return in this one and is redone Weezer, but I didn't really like it. Shame.
The 3-D was fine. The only SHREK I've seen in 3-D was the short film in anaglyph 3-D, and the red and blue got annoying, and I didn't see it in 4-D at a theme park. So, I was looking forward to seeing a SHREK movie in decent 3-D.

It feels nice to have the series end, even though there will be a Puss in Boots origins movie (which I'm not really looking forward to), this one felt like it was worth having the third because then we wouldn't have a good ending like this one. It could have been better though if the third was the last and then they put this story into that one, then I would be even happier. But nothing can replace the first SHREK movie, which I'm sure I will always enjoy watching.

So overall, while SHREK FOREVER AFTER isn't as good as SHREK and SHREK2, I'm just glad it's better than SHREK THE THIRD and I was satisfied with the ending of what seems like it has always been their in my life, and that is the SHREK movies. If you have read all of my SHREK reviews, then thank you for reading.
Goodbye, Shrek.
Toy Story 3 2010,  G)
Despicable Me 2010,  PG)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 2010,  PG-13)
Tangled 2010,  PG)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 2010,  PG)
True Grit 2010,  PG-13)
The King's Speech 2010,  PG-13)
Thor 2011,  PG-13)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2011,  PG-13)
The Hangover Part II 2011,  R)
Super 8 2011,  PG-13)
Cars 2 2011,  G)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 2011,  PG-13)
Cowboys & Aliens 2011,  PG-13)
The Lion King 2011,  G)
The Lion King
An all-time favourite of mine, one of the best animated films ever.

It's got great animation, it's got a great story and is very funny. An excellent cast of voices; Jeremy Irons as Scar, Rowan Atkinson as Zazu ("Mr. Banana Beak to you!"-love that line, makes me laugh every time), Nathan Lane as Timon, Ernie Sabella as Pumbaa, but most of all, my favourite is Darth Vader, I mean, James Earl Jones as Mufasa. I always like to turn the base right up just so I can hear is awesome, big, booming voice."Simba, look down. Everything the light touches will be your kingdom when I go on to become one of the great kings of the past."

Of course, what this movie is very famous for is the music, great songs indeed. Hakuna Matata, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Circle of Life. Worth the Academy Awards they got.

This is my favourite traditional animated movie ever and I'm sure it will remain that way for many years.
The Hunter 2012,  R)
Drive 2011,  R)
The Adventures of Tintin 2011,  PG)
Hugo 2011,  PG)
The Muppets 2011,  PG)
John Carter 2012,  PG-13)
The Artist 2011,  PG-13)
Titanic 1997,  PG-13)
Marvel's The Avengers 2012,  PG-13)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 2011,  R)
Beauty and the Beast 2012,  G)
Brave 2012,  PG)
Batman Begins 2005,  PG-13)
The Dark Knight 2008,  PG-13)
The Dark Knight Rises 2012,  PG-13)
Casablanca 1943,  PG)
Casablanca is such a great film.
You would think that the fact that it bet 9 other movies to best picture at the 1943 Oscars and that it's still popular today, it must be an alright movie. But it's more than just alright.

I actually know some people that would refuse to watch this due to it being "old" and "black and white". It's unfortunate for them because they sure are missing out on a true masterpiece, and the black and white actually suits the movie.

If you are a serious movie-goer and have not seen Casablanca, then I highly recommend it.
Gone With the Wind 1939,  G)
Kath & Kimderella 2012,  Unrated)
Looper 2012,  R)
Frankenweenie 2012,  PG)
Singin' in the Rain 1952,  G)
Argo 2012,  R)
Skyfall 2012,  PG-13)
The Intouchables 2012,  R)
Rise of the Guardians 2012,  PG)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012,  PG-13)
Les MisÚrables 2012,  PG-13)
Life of Pi 2012,  PG)
Wreck-it Ralph 2012,  PG)
Jack Reacher 2012,  PG-13)
Django Unchained 2012,  R)
Hitchcock 2012,  PG-13)
Flight 2012,  R)
Zero Dark Thirty 2013,  R)
Oz the Great and Powerful 2013,  PG)
Oblivion 2013,  PG-13)
Iron Man 3 2013,  PG-13)
Star Trek Into Darkness 2013,  PG-13)
The Great Gatsby 2013,  PG-13)
Monsters University 2013,  G)
Man of Steel 2013,  PG-13)
The Wizard of Oz 1939,  PG)
Rush 2013,  R)
Gravity 2013,  PG-13)
Thor: The Dark World 2013,  PG-13)
Captain Phillips 2013,  PG-13)
Prisoners 2013,  R)

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