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Torn Curtain (1966) *** [Hitchcockathon Pt. 14]

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Everyday Sunshine: The Story Of Fishbone (2010) ***1/2

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Live And Let Die (1973) **** [Bondathon Pt. 8]

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Marnie (1964) ***1/2 [Hitchcockathon Pt. 13]

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The Birds (1963) ***1/2 [Hitchcockathon Pt. 12]

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Harold And Maude (1971) *****

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The Woman In Black (2012) ***1/2

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Focus On Film: Episode 1 - April 2013 Criterion Titles

Hey! I started a podcast with my friend Ryan!
Here is a direct link.
And here is a description:
In This Episode: Dan and Ryan introduce themselves and talk a bit about their love of film  • The Format of the podcast is covered  • The April 2013 Criterion Titles  • The Criterion New Years Drawing  • We go over our favorite directors, and criterion editions  • "Criterion Most Wanted"  Intro: "Father Christmas" By Ryuichi Sakamoto  / Outro: "Resource" By Philip Glass

Red Dawn (1984) ***

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North By Northwest (1959) ***** [Hitchcockathon Pt. 11]

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Excision (2012) ****

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Psycho (1960) ***** [Hitchcockathon Pt. 10]

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The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) ***1/2 [Hitchcockathon Pt. 9]

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Diamonds Are Forever (1971) *** [Bondathon Pt. 7]

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Looper (2012) ****

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Gangster Squad (2013) ***

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Vertigo (1958) ****1/2 [Hitchcockathon Pt. 8]

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Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) *1/2

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012) ***1/2

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In The Mood For Love (2000) ***1/2 [CCN27]

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The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ***1/2 [Hitchcockathon Pt.7 ]

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) ****1/2 [Bondathon Pt. 6]

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Happy 2nd Birthday, Blog!

My blog is 2 years old today!

Continuing last year's trend, here's how many films I've watched:

2005 - 339 (that's a lot of films!)
2006 - 369 (wow, more films than days in the year!!)
2007 - 274 (quite the jump down!)
2008 - 270 (very similar to 2007)
2009 - 234 (steadily declining)
2010 - 188(whoa, BIG drop)
2011 -236 (back up from 2010 and on par with 2009) 
2012 - 253 (steadily climbing back up!)

Patton (1970) ****1/2

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Strangers On A Train (1951) ****1/2 [Hitchcockathon Pt. 6]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) ***

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Scarface (1932) ****

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The Trouble With Harry (1955) **** [Hitchcockathon Pt. 5]

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Brazil (1985) *****

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Screencaps courtesy of Filmgrab.

Rear Window (1954) ****1/2 [Hitchcockathon Pt. 4]

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ParaNorman (2012) ***

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Top Albums Of 2012

1.   The Life And Times No One Loves You Like I Do ****1/2 (Review)
2.   Dr. John Locked Out ****1/2
3.   El-PCancer For Cure ****1/2 (Review)
4.   David Byrne & St. VincentLove This Giant ****1/2 (Review)
5.   Divine Fits A Thing Called Divine Fits ****1/2
6.   The Chemical BrothersDon't Think (Live) ****1/2
7.   Maserati Maserati VII ****
8.   ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Lost Songs ****
9.   Deftones Koi No Yokan **** (Review)
10. The Hives Lex Hives **** (Review)
11. David Holmes Haywire (Soundtrack) ****
12. The Phenomenal Handclap BandForm & Control ****
13. The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania ****
14. Air Le Voyage Dans La Lune ****
15. Metric Synthetica ****
16. LovelockBurning Feeling ****
17. The SwordApocryphon ****
18. Jonny Greenwood The Master (Soundtrack) ****
19. Toadies Play.Rock.Music. ***1/2
20. Turbonegro Sexual Harassment ***1/2

Honorable Mentions
1.   Edie Sedgwick We Wear White ***1/2
2.   Die Antwoord Ten$ion ***1/2 (Review)
3.   Dinosau…

Top Films Of 2012

1.   Beyond The Black Rainbow (2010) ****1/2 (Review)
2.   The Master ****1/2 (Review)
3.   Cloud Atlas ****1/2
4.   Samsara(2011) ***** (Review)
5.   Looper ****
6.   Argo ****
7.Moonrise Kingdom ****
8.   Lincoln ***1/2
9.   Skyfall ****
10. Excision ****
11. Frankenweenie ***1/2 (Take 2 Review)
12. Side By Side **** (Review)
13. God Bless America (2011) ****
14. The Avengers ****
15. Cosmopolis ***1/2 (Take 2 Review)
16. Haywire (2011) ***1/2 (Review, Take 2 Review)
17. The Dark Knight Rises ***1/2
18. Father's Day(2011) ***1/2 (Review)
19. Lawless ***1/2
20. The Woman In Black ***1/2 (Review)

Honorable Mentions
1.   Django Unchained *** (Take 2 Review)
2.   The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ***1/2
3.   Savages ***1/2
4.   The Expendables 2 ***1/2
5.   Hitchcock ***

Biggest Disappointment
Prometheus *** (Review)

Worst Film
Magic Mike **1/2

Citizen Kane (1941) *****

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Miami Connection (1987) ***1/2

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