Ip Man (2008) – 4/4
Great film, though I don’t know what the artistic intent was with the inconsistent use of desaturated colour.
Ip Man 2 (2010) – 3.5/4
Great sequel, though I feel it wasn’t as good as the first.
Ip Man 3 (2015) – 3/4
Again, great, but a little less great.
For a Few Dollars More (1965) – 3.5/4
Wonderful little story, but I can understand why it doesn’t get as much love as the other two in the Dollars Trilogy. It’s not the first one that invented the spaghetti western, and it’s not the best and utterly iconic epic that is the third. I actually hadn’t seen it before, and I’m glad I finally got to see it.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) – 4/4
I wanted to get the 40th anniversary release, but after discovering that there were digital special effects alterations as well as the burned in subs for French dialogue being removed (both dealbreakers in my semi-purist mind), I decided to go for the 30th anniversary version, which is a great release in its own right (especially for being a 2007 BD), and I didn’t own it yet. Still a perfect movie.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) – 4/4
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) – 4/4
Yes, IV then II. I didn’t have the DC BD of II when my mom suddenly wanted to watch IV. Both rather perfect, though II is still my favorite. And the commentary track on the DC is great. I’m gonna have to get around to marathoning all six of them some time, been a while.
A Grand Day Out (1989) – 4/4
The Wrong Trousers (1993) – 4/4
A Close Shave (1995) – 3.5/4
All still great, though I wish they’d handle that copyright issue and bring back the original music in The Wrong Trousers.
The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989) – 1.5/4
The bad sequel to the first bad TV movie to follow the 1977-82 series that I love. I shouldn’t give it too much hate though. John Rhys-Davies as the Kingpin is pretty cool, though I think it would’ve worked better if it was a real movie and if he shaved his head. The character just isn’t recognizable with hair, beard, and shiny sunglasses covering his whole head up. Daredevil sucked, just like Thor did in the last one. I still haven’t found Death of the Incredible Hulk, so I hope that one is a satisfying end cap when I finally get to see it.
Osmosis Jones (2001) – 3/4
Some may consider it bad, but I find it genuinely funny and genuinely entertaining.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) – 4/4
A dreamlike childhood adventure like no other.
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) – 4/4
Probably one of my favorite Christmas themed movies. My second-favorite live action depiction of Santa Claus, behind Miracle on 34th Street.
Scrooge (1951) – 4/4
First time I’ve watched this. I think it’s my favorite version now.
The Santa Clause (1994) – 3/4
Classic, though of course completely imperfect.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) – 4/4
Santa Claus is Coming to Town (1970) – 4/4
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) – 4/4
Classics, all of them. I’ve always been fond of Mickey Rooney as Santa.