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2017: Films I've Watched in January

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Amadeus (1984)
First Watched 1/1/2017

It might take quite a few liberties in terms of historical accuracy but it just has this energy, passion, and presentation from the players and the world they have built around them to show case.

Every single actor big and small brings 110 percent in their performances and the costumes (I got a thing for chicks in powdered wigs X3) and set designs and musical scores are incredible!

This is just one of those films where the people in front of the camera and behind it loved what they were doing and it really shows!
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People who added this item 3003 Average listal rating (1945 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Gremlins (1984)
Re-Watched on 1/1/2017

That perfect live action (dark) looney tunes Christmas film for the whole family :D (maybe; not really :3).

But, seriously there is a lot of fun to be had with Gremlins.

-Great creature designs and effects.
-Both the wacky and dark humor work very well.
-Are two leads are likable and Gizmo is adorable.
-Mrs. Peltzer is one of the most bad-ass metal movie Moms of all time!
-Violence sweet sweet good ol’ fashioned family violence :D
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People who added this item 334 Average listal rating (219 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
La Bamba (1987)
Re-Watched on 1/2/2017

A fun and nice film about a rising star that was snuffed out too soon with some nice little nods and tributes to the real Valens.
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People who added this item 235 Average listal rating (172 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Sing (2016)
First Watched 1/3/2017

This is a good animated film but there are so many characters that everyone of their story arcs is fighting for attention and more time.

The fact that the celebrity voice actors actually sang the songs that were showcased in the movie is pretty cool and the songs for each character are pretty fitting from what they are going through in the film and their personality types.

Some of the humor is kinda lame at times and the plot points pretty much play out as you would expect. The animation is also pretty standard.

But, I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy the finale even if getting there seemed more to serve the plot instead of feeling organic.
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People who added this item 1837 Average listal rating (1177 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Pleasantville (1998)
Re-Watched on 1/4/2017

This is a film that just gets better and better every time I watch it.

The premise fantastic.
The art direction and effects fantastic.
The performances top notch everyone brought their A game!

The only issue I have with this film is that it does not seem to have a real ending as it just sort of stops but that issue does not ruin the experience for me at least :)
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People who added this item 553 Average listal rating (378 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Rio Bravo (1959)
First Watched 1/6/2017

A great Western buddy film that any western fan should check out.

Seriously the way the characters play off each other you really feel that sense of comradery between them.

That is what I think really shines in the best Westerns not just the great gun play action, adventure, romance, scores, breath taking landscape and location shots, but the interpersonal relationships between all the players and how they depend, help, and live with each other.
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People who added this item 1157 Average listal rating (757 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Superman II (1980)
Re-Watched on 1/6/2017

I might love this film a little too much XD but it has that air of positivity and hope that you just do not see to much of anymore in films today ^-^
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People who added this item 177 Average listal rating (134 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
Hush (2016)
First Watched 1/7/2017

Worth a watch but the bad guy is just weird dude XD
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First Watched 1/8/2017

This is a weird movie but it is the kind of weird I can watch :D plus SLJ is great and CR is very pretty X3
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People who added this item 2189 Average listal rating (1538 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
The Rock (1996)
First Watched 1/8/2017

This film might be a bit self fulfilling but it is fun!
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People who added this item 1759 Average listal rating (1130 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Re-Watched on 1/9/2017

You ever start a film just to watch a bit for old memories sake and end up watching the whole thing? That is what this is to me. A comedy that is not just funny but also engaging! The winning combination!
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People who added this item 258 Average listal rating (97 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
On Your Mark (1995)
First Watched in the Theater 1/9/2017

A mostly silent little short made by the fantastic minds over at Studio Ghibli! As always there is a lot more going on then what is just shown even in their shorts! They know the number one rule of cinema show do not tell!
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People who added this item 2875 Average listal rating (1719 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
Re-Watched in the Theater 1/9/2017

This movie is the greatest environment message movie of all time that I am almost convinced that it was not made by a human. Now the environment is an important issue but film after film (especially animated ones) fail to present the message in a subtle and balanced representation.

I do not want to name names but maybe a film from 2012 that rhymes with Snorlax is one of the most condescending and hypocritical recent examples that come to mind.

You see the environmental message in this film is present but it does not cause the story and characters to take a back seat to it. It weaves itself into the story and instead of talking down to the audience and wagging fingers at them for not knowing more about the environment it instead trusts the audience to pick it up and understand it for themselves! If you want to win hearts and minds to what you are trying to say you have present it like this.

And biggest of all. It does not have the one sided message that is almost always humans are bad and nature is good mantra about it. Instead it shows us both the heart and the underbelly of both sides and stresses that we have to co-exist with one another. BRILLIANT!!! It understands and it is brilliant and beautiful for doing so!

But, everything else about this movie is incredible too the characters, the story, the music, the setting, the animation (dear God the animation is beautiful) if you have not seen this one check it out for yourself and see what you have been missing! Definatley one if not the best Studio Ghibli films out there hell one if not the best animated films out there (and that is a tough contest I tell ya)!
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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
First Watched in the Theater 1/12/2017

Now this film is interesting. Normally I would say a film needs to stand by itself so new comers can get into it. But, when you are based off the best selling Manga in the world (yes you heard that right) that has been going since 1997 and an anime series that has been airing since 1999 you might be lost on some things because they do weave in a bit of the lore here and our main characters have come so far in their journey that if this is your first One Piece property you may not be as into it.

However, by itself it is still a lot of fun our colorful cast of characters even if you are unfamiliar with them have a lot of personality and comradery between them. They are in an interesting setting, the villains are pretty fun and memorable, a lot of laughs to be had, and since this is a Toei film the animation look great (because they actually put effort into their animation in their films and specials . . . unlike certain tv shows ahem).

But, seriously I think if you just want to watch this and it is your first One Piece property then you will have fun! But, seriously get on reading the manga or watching that anime from the start it is one voyage you will not regret sailing on! ^-^
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People who added this item 476 Average listal rating (267 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6
First Watched 1/13/2017

I knew this film would be nothing like the animated version from 1967 and if you go in with that mindset there is a bit of fun to be had with it!
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People who added this item 65 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7
First Watched 1/16/2017

Doris Day is that right combination of cute and sexy that you have been looking for so get to watching this right now!!! Just kidding it is old school but worth a watch :)
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People who added this item 166 Average listal rating (108 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
The Fury (1978)
First Watched 1/16/2017

I like it when films feel apart of the era they represent if you know that going in you might have fun with this thriller it has some good aspects promise :3 plus man Kirk Douglas is still trucking today in 2017 after all these years o-o keep it up Kirk!
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People who added this item 386 Average listal rating (279 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
First Watched 1/19/2017

Remember those disaster films in the 1970s that started out great and over time got worse and became actual disaster! Well this one is one if not the best of the bunch!

All star cast, vintage 1970s ascetic, real emotions and loss in this one, plus with a great soundtrack and just areal satisfying feeling as you watch it do not miss it!
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People who added this item 177 Average listal rating (134 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 6.1
Daddy's Home (2015)
First Watched 1/25/2017

Eh . . . . .

Maybe the sequel will be better especially based on who they got to play their Dads XD
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People who added this item 192 Average listal rating (135 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.4
First Watched 1/25/2017

An okay little film :3
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People who added this item 237 Average listal rating (147 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 4.7
Zoolander 2 (2016)
First Watched 1/26/2017

Not as bad as I thought it would be but still bad XD
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People who added this item 200 Average listal rating (136 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
First Watched 1/26/2017

Another okay little film with a performance from Stewart that is . . . . actually likable and real :O
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Bone Tomahawk (2015)
First Watched 1/27/2017

Damn. . . . .

A western made in 2015 that has not only great Western elements in it but horror as well!?!

If you are a fan of any Western especially the gritty kind this film is right up your alley I do not want to spoil a thing quit reading and get to watching! Please :)
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People who added this item 126 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
First Watched 1/29/2017

Wow! A western in Australia nice change of scenery and TS does a pretty great job as the typical Western hero but this film also has great performances from the love interest and the villain it is worth a watch even if it is not perfect :3
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First Watched 1/30/2017

This is the film they made to sum up the events that happened in the famous anime Neon Genesis Evangelion from 1996 in preparation for the new movie. However, if the anime tv show is still fresh in your mind you can just skip this one and go to The End of Evangelion because even the new scenes they show in this film are in TEOE. But, if you have been away from the series for a while then this is a good re fresher!
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First Watched 1/31/2017

DO NOT watch this is you have not yet seen the TV series as this film is the conclusion (although that is still riddle with controversy).

No spoilers here so feel free to read.

After the budget ran out for the tv series fans were clamoring to get a proper ending and this to me at least is very great it blew my mind all over the sidewalk and with a lot of great anime more is being said then what is just being shown.

However, this ending also caused controversy so much so that they would make more films years later to retell the whole series :O (and also take a long a$$ time to reach the finale XP) and I understand why for me I thought it was a pretty interesting choice but I can understand why people would be mad or even unsatisfied with this ending hell part of me wants more closure too!

But, if you have watched the tv series then this is a must watch for you! See it and have your mind blown all over the sidewalk :D
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New Year! New Films! Kinda, sorta, maybe . . . anyway I am up for any kind of film a little good maybe a little bad who knows :D the future viewing list is not yet written so make it a good one I say :) enjoy hopefully my list can provide some entertainment and amusement!

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