The 250 Movie Mission

Those of you already pally with me on Facebook will be well aware of this little project.  I’ve actually seen very few films.  I’ve read even less books.  But, screw reading.  This year, I’m aiming to watch 250 classic movies, critically-acclaimed pieces and absolute steaming chunks of stool to boost my flagging cinematic awareness and pop culture repertoire.  Stunningly, as of 1st January 2012, I’d not seen ANY of the following films.  I intend to have by January 1st 2013.

Upon hearing about the project, some people have asked me, straight and narrow, ‘Why?’  It’s a valid question, and the best answer I can give is… because I wantto.  Having spent a grand part of my education dissecting and analysing plots, characterisation and everything inbetween, I’m more than both qualified and invested in keeping something like this running.  Plus, this sort of thing adds character.  It keeps me off the streets, does it not?  Does it not?

I’ll post reviews of what I reckon on each of these as and when I peep ’em, and link to them through this list.  FB folk will have seen my first 18 reviews, which have now been archived for public consumption.  Which will be crowned my fave?  All bets on Human Centipede are off.

Those that know me well won’t feel the need to comment ‘OMG UV NOT SEEN STAR WARS OMFG FREAK’.  Unless, of course, you are a masochistic sucker for my legendary, and frankly, fly, repartee.  But, you’re free to LOL otherwise.

Simply click the movies that are linked below to read my corresponding reviews.  Can’t be simpler.  If you’re struggling, open your eyes, and try again.  Some of the movies are included within the archive of eighteen reviews I did first back on Facebook – these are all in one page right now I’m afraid.  Until I figure out a clever way of linking each one directly, I plead for your patience.

  • 127 Hours
  • 2001 : A Space Odyssey
  • 24 Hour Party People
  • 28 Days Later
  • 8 Mile
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • A Cock and Bull Story
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • A Passage to India
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Akira
  • Alaska
  • Alien
  • Alien Autopsy
  • Aliens
  • Amelie
  • American Beauty
  • American History X
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • An Education
  • Animal House
  • Annie Hall
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Apollo 13
  • Apollo 18
  • Army of Darkness
  • Attack The Block
  • Audition
  • Avatar
  • Barbarella
  • Battle Royale
  • Be Kind Rewind
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Belleville Rendez-Vous
  • Big Wednesday
  • Black Swan
  • Blade Runner
  • Blue Velvet
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Bubba Ho-Tep
  • Burn After Reading
  • Cape Fear
  • Capote
  • Carry On Up The Khyber
  • Casablanca
  • Casino
  • Cemetery Junction
  • Chinatown
  • Citizen Kane
  • City of God
  • Close Encounters of The Third Kind
  • Cloverfield
  • Cowboys and Aliens
  • Crash
  • Dark Star
  • Das Boot
  • Date Night
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • Day of The Locust
  • Deliverance
  • Die Hard
  • Die Hard 2
  • District 9
  • Dirty Harry
  • Disturbia
  • Do The Right Thing
  • Donnie Brasco
  • Dr. No
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Drag Me To Hell
  • Dreamcatcher
  • Duck Soup
  • Dune
  • Ed Wood
  • Enter The Dragon
  • Eraserhead
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Fight Club
  • Friday the 13th
  • Gone With The Wind
  • Goodfellas
  • Gran Torino
  • Grosse Pointe Blank
  • Hard Candy
  • Harold and Maude
  • Harry Brown
  • Harvey
  • Heat
  • Heathers
  • Hostel
  • Hotel Rwanda
  • In Bruges
  • Inception
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Juno
  • Kick Ass
  • Kill Bill, Vol. 1
  • Kill Bill, Vol. 2
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets
  • L.A. Confidential
  • Lady In The Water
  • Lakeview Terrace
  • Law Abiding Citizen
  • Leon
  • Les Diaboliques
  • Lesbian Vampire Killers
  • Limitless
  • Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
  • Lost In Translation
  • Meet Dave
  • Memento
  • Mesrine 1 & 2
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • Minority Report
  • Monsters Inc.
  • Moon
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Naked Lunch
  • Network 
  • Night of the Hunter
  • North By Northwest
  • Nosferatu
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Ocean’s Eleven (Remake)
  • Old Boy
  • On The Waterfront
  • Once Upon a Time In America
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Paul
  • Paul Blart – Mall Cop
  • Peeping Tom
  • Pi
  • Pirates of The Caribbean : The Curse of The Black Pearl
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Planet of The Apes (Original)
  • Platoon
  • Predator
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Psycho
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Raging Bull
  • Rambo
  • Requiem For a Dream
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Return of The Jedi
  • Righteous Kill
  • Ring
  • Risky Business
  • Road To Perdition
  • Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves
  • Runaway Jury
  • Scarface
  • Scott Pilgrim Vs The World
  • Se7en
  • Seabiscuit
  • Secret Window
  • Secretary
  • Seven Samurai
  • Sexy Beast
  • Shallow Grave
  • Shutter Island
  • Singin’ In The Rain
  • Skyline
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Spirited Away
  • Stand By Me
  • Star Wars
  • Super 8
  • Superbad
  • Swingers
  • Taxi Driver
  • Terminator
  • Terminator 2 : Judgment Day
  • Thank You For Smoking
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • The Apartment
  • The Aristocrats
  • The Big Lebowski
  • The Box
  • The Butterfly Effect
  • The Chronicles of Riddick
  • The Damned United
  • The Deer Hunter
  • The Departed
  • The Elephant Man
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • The Evil Dead
  • The Evil Dead 2
  • The Fifth Element
  • The Fly (1986)
  • The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • The Godfather Part I
  • The Godfather Part II
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  • The Graduate
  • The Great Escape
  • The Green Hornet
  • The Happening
  • The Human Centipede
  • The King’s Speech
  • The Ladykillers  (Original)
  • The Ladykillers (Remake)
  • The Lost Boys
  • The Man With Two Brains
  • The Prestige
  • The Producers
  • The Right Stuff
  • The Ring (US)
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • The Sixth Sense
  • The Spirit Of The Beehive
  • The Sting
  • The Straight Story
  • The Sure Thing
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • The Thing (1982)
  • The Third Man
  • The Untouchables
  • The Usual Suspects
  • The Village
  • The Wild Bunch
  • This Is England
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • Time Bandits
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Top Secret
  • Total Recall
  • Touch of Evil
  • Trading Places
  • Troll Hunter
  • True Grit (Original)
  • True Grit (Remake)
  • V For Vendetta
  • Vantage Point
  • Vertigo
  • Videodrome
  • Wall Street
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
  • When We Were Kings
  • Withnail & I
  • Yojimbo
  • Young Frankenstein
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