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1 Star

6/21

A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son -- two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian.

Well I decided to tough it out and just watch another of Uwe Boll's films. This has some familiar faces including Jason Statham, Mike Dopud, Burt Reynolds, Claire Forlani, Michael Eklund, Leelee Sobieski, Kristanna Loken, Will Sanderson, Matthew Lillard, Ron Selmour, John Rhys-Davies, Ron Perlman, Brian J. White, Ray Liotta, Colin Ford, and Darren Shahlavi. The acting is pretty cheesy so far. Some of the actors seem to be seriously trying and some are terrible compared to their usual skills. I think maybe they are so bad because of how Uwe Boll directed them. Ray Liotta plays one of the lamest and silliest villains ever. The editing is awkward scenes feel like they are missing big chunks. The creatures look like stuff you would find at a Halloween shop. A lot of the fight scenes are really weak and silly looking, but some are actually kind of fun. There are some pretty ridiculous things that happen throughout the whole movie. It is much too long as well. One of the most pathetic "epics" I have ever watched. Jason Statham's character defies gravity and the laws of physics many times through this film that makes you roll your eyes. Please do not ever waste your time on this!
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Stranded (2013)
6/17

Four isolated astronauts on board a bio-dome space craft, experience a ghostly intercession after a meteor storm, leading to paranoia, fear and death.

So out of the limited cast of only 4 people I am only familiar with Christian Slater and Brendan Fehr. As I am watching this it feels like a mash up of Splice, Alien, and Pandorum. This has no originality and most of the characters are really dumb. The acting is awful as one would expect from Christian Slater these days. Brendan Fehr's character was my favorite and he seemed to try the hardest out of the cast. The creature is pretty creepy and not in a good way. The treadmill scene was so stupid and ridiculous. The death scenes aren't bad though. The ending was pretty damn lame! Do not waste your time on this one!
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6/11

Navy SEALS mount an attack on Colombian special forces to clear their names and rescue a hostage.

This has some familiar faces including Keith David (reprising his role), Steven Bauer, and Joe Manganiello. Great this one starts out with a history lesson just like the previous one. The acting is so so. This one is super boring and the action scenes are pretty bland as well. The characters are even given little silly descriptions that don't have anything to do with the story. Why is the blonde guy the cover of the poster when he is just a supporting character? This one is a huge waste of time. The ending twist I saw coming from the very beginning. Pass on it everyone.
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6/8

When a girl named Jamie repeatedly tries to contact her grandmother to no avail, she investigates by going to her apartment in Omaha Nebraska.

This one has a couple familiar faces including Crystal Lowe and Michael Ironside. Only a minute in it and it is already lame! The acting is pretty awful. The CGI looks like something you would see in an old video game. They even tried to make this one more interesting by putting some nudity in it. The death scenes are weak and stupid. The twist is terrible and the ending is just plain awful. The worst of the COFC movies!
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2 Stars

People who added this item 471 Average listal rating (248 ratings) 3.3 IMDB Rating 3.5
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
6/7

A couple begin to experience some unusual activity after bringing their newborn son home from the hospital.

So I knew this is going to be awful before I even watched it. It doesn't have Anna Faris or Regina Hall anymore and the Wayans brothers aren't in it anymore. I decided to just watch it to get it out of the way and tell you guys how bad it really is. It does have familiar faces including Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Bow Wow, Terry Crews, Katt Williams, Snoop Dogg, Sarah Hyland, Jerry O'Connell, Molly Shannon, Katrina Bowden, Mike Tyson, Jasmine Guy, Kate Walsh, Simon Rex, Tyler Posey, Heather Locklear, J.P. Manoux, Usher, Kendra Wilkinson, Audrina Patridge, and even a cameo from David Zucker. How do these movies make it into theaters? They are so bad! This one has terrible special effects, bad acting, bad make up, and most of the jokes are old and overused. Surprisingly there are actually a few funny gags. I am disappointed in a lot of these actors who are doing really good with their other works, but for some reason decided to be in this. The funniest scene is definitely with the Christian group. It is definitely the worst of the bunch. At least it was right about one thing if they keep making movies like this along with all the other horrible things humanity doesn't deserve this planet.
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People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 3.5 IMDB Rating 3.8
6/9

A young couple tries to free an imprisoned child with catastrophic results.

There are a few familiar faces in this including Duane Whitaker, Billy Drago, and Barbara Nedeljakova. The beginning was actually kind of interesting, but then it went downhill. The acting isn't bad in this thank god for that. Of course people never listen when someone says don't do something. Can we ever see somebody do everything right and still end up in a shitty situation? Of course they put nudity in it to try and make you more interested, but they fail. It is very boring and makes no sense. This is barely even connected to the previous films. How come the rest of the movie has absolutely nothing to do with the first 10 minutes except for the whole voodoo shit? The ending was really weird. This one makes absolutely no sense.
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6/10

Navy SEALS, headed by Lt. Bobby James, are dispatched to North Korea on a covert mission, all in an effort to take out a missile site.

It has some familiar faces including Peter Coyote, Keith David, Nicholas Gonzalez, Glenn Morshower, Bruce McGill, Kenneth Choi, and James Kyson Lee. So it starts by giving us a history lesson that seems legit as it is attached to real archive footage. The acting is pretty cheesy and the lead actor is boring. The action scenes are hard to watch with the constantly shaking cam and hyperactive camera work. The story seems all over the place and feels like your missing chunks of the movie or hoping in at the middle of a scene. Of course the black guy dies first as usual. The ending was pretty lame and cheesy. Then during the credits we get hit with another history lesson. This movie is boring and a waste of time.
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3 Stars

6/8

Six college students take a wrong turn and find themselves lost in a strangely deserted rural town.

It is pretty crazy that these terrible sequels actually contain some actors who turn out to be really good. This one has quite a few familiar faces including Eva Mendes (only her second movie), Fred Williamson, David Carradine (What was he thinking?!), Adam Wylie, Alexis Arquette, and Kane Hodder. The story and acting is pretty cheesy. It is funny how they always make a twist about someone being part of the children of the corn because it is such a cliche for this series. There are points in this that make it feel like a soap opera. It was funny that the two biggest stars in this die together. It is really boring but short. The ending was pretty lame.
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6/6

Two brothers, formerly of the murderous children's cult of Gatlin Nebraska, are taken to Chicago by an unwitting couple.

This has some familiar faces including Ron Melendez, Rance Howard, Ivana Milicevic, Brian Peck, Nicholas Brendon (his first role!), and Charlize Theron (her first movie role!). The acting is really bad throughout almost the whole thing. There are some pretty creative death scenes. I will give it that, but that is all that was really interesting in this unnecessary sequel. The special effects are pretty awful in the final confrontation. What the hell was that thing at the end anyways!?
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People who added this item 645 Average listal rating (423 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.7
6/6

Chuckie's back as the doll possessed by the soul of a serial killer, butchering all who stand in his way of possessing the body of a boy.

I have seen all the Chucky movies except this one. It has some familiar faces including Adam Wylie, Brad Dourif, Beth Grant, Greg Germann, Gerrit Graham, and Jenny Agutter. The acting isn't very good. It is very dull and a waste of time. I just decided to watch this to get the Chucky movies done with. The way he looks when he screams is hilarious not scary. The death scenes were boring. It was a really big waste of time.
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People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 4.9
6/10

After returning to his hometown on leave, Sgt. Jake Carter learns that his sister has been abducted by a band of violent extremists.

There are quite a few familiar faces in this surprisingly including Jeffrey Ballard, Michael Adamthwaite, Neal McDonough, Ben Cotton, Ashley Bell, Michael Eklund, and Dareen Shahlavi(uncredited). The acting is pretty bland and cheesy at points. For a marine he sure does let people sneak up on him a lot. It is pretty boring except for a few decent action scenes. The bad guy is pretty lame as well. In fact all of the bad guys are pretty stupid. The ending was cheesy and ridiculous.
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6/11

The Strike Force team is back in this action-packed sequel to "The Hunt For Eagle One"! Terrorists have stolen a Ground Control Encoder.

There are some familiar faces in this including Mark Dacascos, Theresa Randle, and Jeff Fahey. What the hell was I on when I rated this a 7/10? It is really low budget with cheesy acting. The shootouts are pretty bad especially when there are extra bullet wounds and extra splatter that wasn't there before. There is plenty of action in this, but there is so much silliness in my opinion that it makes me wince. What is with the sexism in this? Why do these trained soldiers have such awful aim when their enemies are standing in one spot? Okay that stunt with the helicopter near the end was pretty cool. I could have done without the narration. The ending was pretty cheesy.
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4 Stars

6/8

Hannah goes back to her hometown (Gatlin) to find out who her mother is, but on the way she picks up a strange man who fore-shadows her life with a passage from the bible.

It has some familiar faces including John Franklin (Reprising his role as Isaac), Gary Bullock and William Prael (returning from previous parts as well), Nancy Allen, Paul Popowich, and Stacy Keach. It is still a cheesy entry into the series with some bad acting. There were only a couple interesting death scenes that I wasn't expecting. It is still pretty boring and weird. I don't like the fact that there are doing more teenage to adult members of the cult in these later installments since it defeats the purpose. Okay the twist in this one was actually kind of good. The ending was pretty damn weak!
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6/9

Young adults at a first-time offenders' boot camp discover the legend of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan is real, but is much more horrifying than they could have imagined.

This looks and sounds ridiculous so I decided to check it to see if it's as silly as it sounds. There isn't anyone familiar for me in this one, but Joe Estevez (Martin Sheen's little brother) is in it. The acting is so-so by that I mean some of the people can act and some can't. So far it is pretty cheesy and the CGI isn't very good. It kind of feels like a Syfy movie although I am not quite sure if it is or isn't. It is so bad it is actually a little bit entertaining. The death scenes were funny because of the CGI being so awful. It was fun to watch.
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5 Stars

6/7

All the kids in a town over night become feverish and have convulsions. The next day they start to become evil, change their names for those of kids killed long ago, and then start killing any adult in their path, in vicious and mysterious forms.

There are some familiar faces in this including Mark Salling (as a kid!), Karen Black (Looking awful), and Naomi Watts (WOW!). So the acting isn't too bad. The death scenes are interesting. There are some twists I didn't see coming. The ending was a bit lame, but it wasn't as bad as I was expecting.
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People who added this item 336 Average listal rating (187 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.6
Sugar & Spice (2001)
6/6

A popular high school cheerleader becomes pregnant with the star quarterback's child, only to find herself turning to crime to support the lifestyle she wants to live.

The director of this is more well known for doing disney channel movies! It has a good amount of familiar faces including Rachel Blanchard, Marley Shelton, James Marsden, Melissa George, Mena Suvari, Sean Young, W. Earl Brown, Adam Busch, Jake Hoffman, and Jerry Springer. The acting is okay. The characters are a bit crazy. The plot is somewhat interesting, but the story feels all over the place. It was a bit too odd and silly in my opinion. The end was okay and it actually had some twists I didn't see coming. It could have been better though.
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People who added this item 303 Average listal rating (184 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
Cyrus (2010)
6/3

A recently divorced guy meets the woman of his dreams. Then he meets her son.

It has many familiar faces including Mark Duplass (Just directing), his wife Katie Aselton in a brief role, John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill (Who I hate!), Marisa Tomei, Catherine Keener, Matt Walsh, and Tim Guinee. Jonah Hill was just his same old annoying self. Marisa Tomei and John C. Reilly couldn't save this movie. I thought it would at least be somewhat funny, but it was actually pretty boring. Some scenes were just weird. The ending was alright. It isn't really worth watching.
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People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5
The Marine 2 (2009)
6/9

While on vacation, a Marine sniper takes on local rebels who have seized control of the hotel where he and his wife, who is now a hostage, have been staying.

It seems to me that Roel Reine makes a lot of sequels instead his own films. This one has a couple familiar faces including Temuera Morrison and Michael Rooker! So far the acting is pretty cheesy, but it has some good action sequences. The lead actor is pretty boring. Not anywhere near as interesting as the first one. The bad guy's little brother was annoying and useless. Took the same formula of wife getting kidnapped, but at least put in some other hostages as well. Wish Michael Rooker and the mercenaries were more involved in the story. The twists were pretty obvious in my opinion. Pass on this one guys.
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6 Stars

People who added this item 1792 Average listal rating (1112 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.4
Mamma Mia! (2008)
6/3

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular '70s group ABBA.

It has some familiar faces including Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, and Dominic Cooper. I think it is a bit overacted in parts which was surprising considering the names involved. Some of the musical numbers are fun to watch and listen to. I didn't realize I would know most of these songs! It was a bit crazy and I really wanted to know throughout the movie is who the damn father is! Well that didn't end the way I was expecting or wanted.
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People who added this item 349 Average listal rating (220 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.2
Extract (2009)
6/1

Joel, the owner of an Extract plant, tries to contend with myriad personal and professional problems, such as his potentially unfaithful wife and employees who want to take advantage of him.

It has many familiar faces including Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Ben Affleck, Kristen Wiig, J.K. Simmons, Clifton Collins Jr., Davide Koechner, Beth Grant, Gene Simmons, Hal Sparks, T.J. Miller, Matt Schulze, Dustin Milligan, Tom Virtue, Mike Judge (who also directs this) and Gary Cole. The acting is good. There are a few funny scenes and some nice twists. The characters were all definitely unique and quirky. I'm not really a fan of Kristen Wiig though. Well ultimately the idea was interesting, but the execution was really nothing special.
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6/9

Nick Malloy portrays an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) who finds himself caught in a deadly 12-round game of cat and mouse with a vigilante tied to the paramedic's past.

There are some familiar faces in this including Randy Orton, Sean Rogerson, Colin Lawrence, Patrick Gilmore, and Jesse Hutch. Randy Orton did surprisingly well in this. What is with the one cop who is acting completely annoying and stupid? Well I saw that twist coming and I don't agree with the villain, but I do understand his feelings on what happened. There are some twists that I didn't see coming though that really were unexpected. The ending was a little cheesy. Overall it has some good action and is fun for a one time watch.
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People who added this item 171 Average listal rating (98 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.2
Below (2002)
6/12

An American submarine stumbles upon a downed British hospital ship while navigating treacherous waters during World War II amongst the survivors is something else.

David Twohy is one of my favorite directors. There are many familiar faces in this including Bruce Greenwood, Olivia Williams, Matthew Davis, Holt McCallany, Scott Foley, Dexter Fletcher, Andrew Howard, Jason Flemyng, and Zach Galifianakis (WOW!). The acting is pretty good. So the first half is pretty boring with nothing really eventful happening. There are some interesting twists throughout. The ending was alright. It was kind of a disappointment for me, but it was still worth a watch.
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People who added this item 51 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.9
Phantom (2013)
6/13

The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.

There are many familiar faces in this including Kip Pardue, Ed Harris, Matt Bushell, David Duchovny, Johnathon Schaech, Sean Patrick Flanery, Jason Beghe, William Fichtner, Lance Henriksen, and Derek Magyar. Hmm that is interesting seeing as it is about Russians and yet none of the cast is Russian! They didn't even try to do Russian accents! The acting is good if they were playing Americans. The story is interesting, but the execution never really delivers for me. It was just too boring for me. The last 20 minutes get somewhat more interesting and intense. The ending was pretty well done though.
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People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.2
Sweetwater (2013)
6/15

In the late 1800s, a fanatical religious leader, a renegade Sheriff, and a former prostitute collide in a blood triangle on the rugged plains of the New Mexico Territory.

Hey the director has my first name! It has a few familiar faces including January Jones, Ed Harris, Stephen Root, Jason Isaacs, and Jason Aldean (WTF!). The acting is pretty good. Ed Harris plays one crazy character and Jason Isaacs character is pretty messed up too. January Jones did alright, but her performance could have been better. It is pretty gritty and has a good amount of violence. The ending was alright. Not bad for a one time watch.
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People who added this item 194 Average listal rating (121 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.7
Admission (2013)
6/16

A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.

It has some familiar faces including Tina Fay, Paul Rudd, Wallace Shawn, Sonya Walger, and Michael Sheen. The acting is alright. It was funny to see Michael Sheen act so awkward. Tina Fey did really well in this. It is more drama than comedy. A few funny scenes my favorite being the acceptance scene. The characters were interesting. There were some unexpected twists. The ending was pretty good. I don't see why it is rated so low. It was good maybe not the best, but it is worth a watch.
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People who added this item 179 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
13 (2005)
6/18

Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him.

Gela Babluani also directed the remake 13 in 2010. I am surprised to see I have seen a few of these actors before, but they aren't really familiar to me. So far it is exactly like the remake, but with much less backstory and detail. Also I don't get why this is in black in white, but it doesn't take away from the movie. This one is alright because it was the original version, but it lacks the depth the director put in the remake. Nearly all the scenes it does share are almost entirely identical. I preferred the remake over this one, but it is still a good watch.
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7 Stars

People who added this item 1248 Average listal rating (777 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
6/7

A delusional young guy strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.

I have now seen all the movies directed by Craig Gillespie so far. It has a good amount of familiar faces including Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Boyd Banks, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos, R.D. Reid, and Patricia Clarkson. The acting is really good. The whole atmosphere of the film is eerie and actually kind of sad. There were many interesting moments throughout. I loved how people interacted with Bianca and Lars after accepting the situation. The ending can be pretty emotional. It was really unique and interesting. I would recommend this.
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People who added this item 622 Average listal rating (409 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
Fright Night (1985)
6/6

When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him.

I have seen the remake of this and now I am finally sitting down to watch the original. It has a few familiar faces including Chris Sarandon, Roddy McDowall, and Christopher Lee (Archive Footage). This was quite different than the remake. Everyone's relationship to each other was different. It had quite a bit of cheesiness throughout. It definitely is deserving of being a cult classic. The monster make-up was pretty interesting. It seems to me vampires have no morals when it comes to jailbait haha. The clearly adult and many years over his adult appearance Jerry makes out and seduces Amy who is a teenager although her age is unspecified. That is a bit strange and awkward in my opinion. Evil Ed's transformation when he is "killed" makes him look more like a werewolf to me. The ending was pretty neat. It was a pretty fun watch.
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People who added this item 1080 Average listal rating (629 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.9
Whip It (2009)
6/5

In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.

I didn't know Drew Barrymore directed this (let alone being her directorial debut), but I did know she was in it. It has a lot of other familiar faces in it as well including Ellen Page, Jimmy Fallon, Daniel Stern, Eve, Kristen Wiig, Zoe Bell, Alia Shawkat, Marcia Gay Harden, Juliette Lewis, and Ari Graynor. Andrew Wilson doesn't look like Luke or Owen, but he sure as hell sounds like them. The acting is good and Drew Barrymore did a fine job directing. The characters were fun and interesting. Roller Derbies are pretty interesting as I learned from watching this. The ending was pretty sweet. Definitely worth a watch.
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Pride (2007)
6/5

The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.

It has some familiar faces including Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac (RIP), Louis Herthum, Scott Eastwood, Tom Arnold, Nat Parker, Kimberly Elise, Regine Nehy, and Evan Ross. The acting is pretty good. It is also another sports movie inspired by true events that I have been planning to watch for awhile. It has a lot of the same cliches of a sports movie about underdogs, but it is still fun to watch. It was very inspiring and powerful. The ending was great and gave me chills. It is definitely something I would watch again.
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People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.3
Drift (2013)
6/5

In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.

It only has a couple familiar faces which are Sam Worthington and Xavier Samuel. The main girl kind of looks like a young Halle Berry. There are some interesting and unexpected scenes. The acting is good and the characters are fun. I love sports associated movies that are based or inspired by true events. It says it is rated are, but in my opinion its more of a PG-13. The ending was alright. It is worth a watch if you like surfing movies.
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People who added this item 1989 Average listal rating (1190 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
Adaptation (2002)
6/3

A lovelorn screenwriter turns to his less talented twin brother for help when his efforts to adapt a non-fiction book go nowhere.

I don't like Nicholas Cage very much, but I heard this was an interesting story so I decided to check it out for myself. There are many other familiar faces in this as well including Tilda Swinton, Stephen Tobolowsky, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Jim Beaver, Doug Jones, Judy Greer, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ron Livingston, John Malkovich, Brian Cox, John Cusack, Bob Stephenson, Spike Jonze, and Catherine Keener. Well the acting is really good and Cage's awkward acting pays off in this movie. It is pretty unique and kind of reminds me of the movie Stranger than Fiction. There are some crazy and interesting sequences throughout. It also really speaks to me because I want to be a screenwriter. Wow they definitely did wow me with some unexpected scenes especially in the end. It is worth a watch for sure.
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People who added this item 871 Average listal rating (522 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.8
6/1

A bachelor is haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends at his younger brother's wedding.

It has some familiar faces including Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Michael Douglas, Lacey Chabert, Emma Stone, Amanda Walsh, Noureen DeWulf, Breckin Meyer, Camille Guaty, and Christina Milian. It is a modern take of the old beat to death story of the Scrooge type of character. I sort of figured how it would play out, but I didn't realize how much was involved in their past. It was interesting to see who the ghosts would be and how they would be involved in his life. Okay the scene where he asks if it's Christmas was actually kind of funny. The ending was alright. A silly movie but worth a watch.
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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5
The Kitchen (2012)
6/9

Jennifer's thirtieth birthday party is supposed to be a special day. But what starts out as a day of celebration quickly spirals into a most ill-fated day Jennifer wishes she could forget, in this ensemble comedy set entirely in a kitchen.

It has some familiar faces including Laura Prepon, Dreama Walker, Amber Stevens, and Matt Bush. The acting is great. I thought it was cool that everything takes place in the kitchen except for what is seen of other rooms from the kitchen. There are a good amount of interesting characters that appear throughout the movie. It was executed very well and pretty original in the way it is set up. The chemistry amongst all the friends is good and looks like they really connected well. It has great comedy, messed up drama, and it all happens in 1 room! I don't get why it is rated so low. It is a really fun movie and is great for a watch. The ending was cute.
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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 4.5
6/11

A passionate young man transforms into a brutal warrior as he travels the unforgiving landscape in search of his long lost brother Hakan The Ferrocious, whose people are relying on him to restore order to their kingdom.

There are some familiar faces including Charlie Bewley, Francis Magee (Game of Thrones), and James Cosmo (Game of Thrones). The acting is alright. The characters are interesting. There are some good fight scenes. The scenery is beautiful to look at. Well that was a pointless attempt at rescue. Seriously the leader goes to save the woman who is being beaten by rocks and kills all the guys abusing her except one. She goes all crazy on the last of her captors and attacks a guy who is part of the saviors only to get killed by said guy. What the hell? Things start get weird and awkward near the end of the movie. The ending was pretty brutal and kind of bad ass. It was pretty fun and I would watch it again. It kept my interest.
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Go Goa Gone (2013)
6/15

A group of friends along with members of the Russian mafia get stuck on a remote island off the coast of Goa, when new drugs at a rave party are consumed by the guests, turning them into zombies.

This is Bollywood's first official zombie movie! It starts of with a few commercials about how smoking is bad for you which is pretty weird. I am not familiar with any of the actors in this. The actors are fun and interesting especially Boris. So far it is pretty weird and funny. They mix languages as they talk speaking English, Hindi, and even Russian. It is also funny how they say the letters in acronyms instead of the words. It definitely has elements of Shaun of the Dead as well as other zombie comedies. It is cheesy at times, but it is actually quite enjoyable. The ending was cool. I wouldn't mind seeing a sequel.
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6/15

Two teens battle their way through a religious apocalypse on a mission to defeat the Antichrist.

This has a good amount of familiar faces including Anna Kendrick, Ken Jeong, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, John Francis Daley, Thomas Lennon, Paul Scheer, Tyler Labine, Calum Worthy, John Michael Higgins, and Andrew Fiscella. It seems to me like a lot of actors are trying to do retarded comedies these days. Why are they doing this? Who knows. So far it is cheesy and silly, but it is actually better than I thought. I love Anna Kendrick and that smile of hers! The acting is not bad either. The characters are interesting and funny. Some good laughs throughout. It can be pretty offensive if you take religion pretty seriously. The ending was pretty funny. It may not be everyone's cup of tea.
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The Battery (2012)
6/16

The personalities of two former baseball players clash as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead.

There are no familiar faces in this. Jeremy Gardner did a good job writing and directing this. The chemistry between him and the other main guy on screen is pretty good as well. The acting is decent from these newcomers. Although Mickey is somewhat annoying in parts. It is pretty low budget, but it makes for an interesting watch still. It is more of a road trip buddy drama with zombies thrown in to cause some conflict. I thought it was an interesting take on the ever growing zombie genre. The soundtrack is pretty interesting. One scene was pretty strange and awkward to watch. The ending was pretty good. A worthy zombie movie that isn't all about gore and sex but actually has meaning.
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6/17

Jim is an average New Yorker living a peaceful life with a well paying job and a loving family. Suddenly, everything changes when the economy crashes causing Jim to lose everything. Filled with anger and rage, Jim snaps and goes to extreme lengths to seek revenge for the life taken from him.

So yes Uwe Boll is still making movies, but I have been hearing that this one is actually decent. So I decided to check it out. It has a good amount of familiar faces including Dominic Purcell, Keith David, Edward Furlong, John Heard, Eric Roberts, Lochlyn Munro, Natassia Malthe, Clint Howard, Mike Dopud, Hiro Kanagawa, Micheal Eklund, and Michael Pare. The acting is actually not bad. There is actually some plot even. Things start of alright and then spiral out of control downhill and that is in a good way. Nowhere near as cheesy or as violent as Uwe Boll's other films. The last 20 minutes are when it gets pretty violent. it also reminds me of another Uwe Boll movie I actually liked called Rampage. The ending was pretty good. If Uwe Boll keeps it up he can prove that he can actually do good movies.
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The Purge (2013)
6/21

A family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legalized.

I have been dying to see this for myself since I saw the trailers. It has some familiar faces including Ethan Hawke, Edwin Hodge, Lena Headey, Tony Oller, Chris Mulkey, and Max Burkholder. The acting is just decent nothing really to write home about there. That kid and his toy are pretty creepy! I felt it was too short and didn't have as much craziness as I was hoping to see. The Polite Stranger is a pretty cool villain though. The twist was something new and interesting. The ending was a bit cheesy, but it was a good movie. The movie does have some good meaning behind it.
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6/22

Four college girls who land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who wants them to do some dirty work.

This will be my first Harmony Korine movie. For me it has some familiar faces including James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Heather Morris, Ashley Benson, and Gucci Mane. It has a lot of really good looking women throughout. It is also full of nudity and is very sexually suggestive. The acting is okay not great, but not bad. The four main girl characters aren't the brightest of the bunch. Selena Gomez's character is the smartest of the girls as she knows when to bail out of a situation. James Franco proves how fantastic an actor he is once again and shows he has a lot of range. A wrestler that plays a preacher well that is unusual! The first half is pretty much those Girls Gone Wild videos of spring break. The second half of the movie is pretty much a crime/gangsta type of thing. I think Rachel Korine gets naked the most of the main girls and I think that has to do with her being the director's wife. Some scenes are pretty uncomfortable and awkward to watch, but that is how this director is. It is weird, but it isn't a thought provoking film. It also doesn't really have much plot to it. Wasn't expecting it to end that way. This is definitely a hit or miss kind of movie.
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Up in the Air (2009)
Between 6/22 and 6/24

With a job that has him traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham leads an empty life out of a suitcase, until his company does the unexpected: ground him.

There are many familiar faces in this including George Clooney, J.K. Simmons, Jason Bateman, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Zach Galifianakis, Melanie Lynskey, Danny McBride, Tamala Jones, and Sam Elliot. The acting is pretty good. It has some quirky moments throughout. Some of it turned out to be kind of sad which I wasn't expected. The scenes where people are getting fired are really interesting to watch and realistic in the fact that all of them act in different ways. The ending was bittersweet and unexpected. This movie has morals about it that make it a great watch. It is worth a watch.
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V/H/S/2 (2013)
6/7

Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student's disappearance.

I have been wanting to see this since I saw the rumors that it would come out! Thank goodness for video on demand! This has one less video than the previous movie. There are only a few familiar faces in the cast including Mindy Robinson and Adam Wingard. Eduardo Sanchez (Blair Witch Project), Adam Wingard (You're Next), Gareth Evans (The Raid: Redemption), Jason Eisener (Hobo with a Shotgun), Timo Tjahjanto (Macabre), and Simon Barrett (You're Next) are some of the more well known directors involved with this one.

Tape 49 directed by Simon Barrett
It starts out interesting with a man video taping a man and woman about to have sex. You find out the man is actually a private investigator. Him and his partner quickly get another case to find a missing guy where they end up finding the tapes. Of course as we get further into the tapes the wraparound segment gets spookier. The end was off the wall and odd, but it was still pretty interesting. 6/10

Clinical Trials directed by Adam Wingard
Well this is an interesting and fun sounding concept. I like how you can see him blanking as opposed to them making it so he unrealistically never blinks. It reminds me a lot of The Eye movies, but just with the eye being a camera. There are some pretty creepy moments that really catch you off guard. The ending was pretty crazy and unexpected. 8/10

A Ride in the Park directed by Eduardo Sanchez and Gregg Hale
I love zombies and this short does them justice. It is fun, has some good twists, and brings something new to the zombie genre. It is a thrill ride in my opinion. I loved the ending to this segment. 8/10

Safe Haven directed by Timo Tjahjanto
I am hearing a lot about this segment and that it is the best of the bunch here. It starts off slower than the rest as it is the longest and allows us to get to know the characters pretty well. There are some interesting twists and turns in this one. When the shit hits the fan it doesn't let down. It is crazy brutal and just pure insanity! That ending! 9/10

Alien Abduction Slumber Party directed by Jason Eisener
It wasn't the craziest or best of the bunch, but it was still fun and entertaining. This one went by too quickly in my opinion. It was more funny than scary also. Although I thought the ending was pretty sad. 7/10

This sequel most of the stories actually made sense and didn't make you guess at what is going on which I felt was an improvement. As an average of all the segments together this is an 8/10. Almost as good as the first one in my opinion. Check it out!
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Stoker (2013)
6/4

After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

I have been wanting to see this since the trailers first came out, but didn't have the chance until now. I am surprised to see that this was written by Wentworth Miller of all people. It is also directed by one of the greatest Korean directors of revenge Chan-wook Park. It has some familiar faces in it including Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Lucas Till, Alden Ehrenreich, Jacki Weaver, Ralph Brown, Durmot Mulroney, and Harmony Korine. Nicole Kidman has become rather strange looking these days unfortunately. The acting is really good. It is visually stunning to look out. I love the way sound is used in this as well. It seems to me that just about everyone in this is damaged in some way. It had really good tension and crazy twists. There are a few pretty disturbing scenes. The ending was unexpected. The soundtrack is pretty cool. Definitely one of Park's best films and a good transition into making American films.
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Conviction (2010)
6/4

A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders.

It has a really good cast including Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Melissa Leo, Bailee Madison, Clea DuVall, Juliette Lewis, Ari Gaynor, Marc Macaulay, Minnie Driver, and Peter Gallagher. The acting is top tier. It is very cool that Betty Anne went through all of the trouble to prove her brother's innocence. It just goes to show how thick the bonds of family can be. It's crazy to think how much she had to go through and just how determined she was to keep going. I thought it was a powerful story that deserved to be told. A must see in my opinion.
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6/2

Drama set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding nearby.

Martin Scorsese is one of the best directors in Hollywood and I have been planning to watch this for a long time. It has a great cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Ted Levine, Mark Ruffalo, Emily Mortimer, Ben Kingsley, John Carroll Lynch, Patricia Clarkson, Elias Koteas, Max von Sydow, and Jackie Earle Haley. The acting and directing is great of course. Some of the imagery was really disturbing to look at and it sort of lingers with you through the whole movie and afterwards as well. There are so many interesting twists and turns that keep you glued to your seat. I sort of knew what the big twist would be, but I thought it was really well done. There were also a couple other details to the twist that I didn't expect though. It is definitely a movie where you have to use your brain and pay attention. It has a really good ending but makes you wonder.
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War Horse (2011)
6/12

Young Albert enlists to service in WWI after his beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rages on.

There are some familiar faces for me in this including Jeremy Irvine, David Thewlis, Toby Kebbell, Rainer Bock, Liam Cunningham, Tom Hiddleston, Sebastian Hulk, Emily Watson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Marsan, Geoff Bell, and Johnny Harris. The acting is great of course especially from the horse that plays Joey. I love the chemistry between Joey and Albert. In fact I love how Joey affects each of the people he encounters. I love how you can feel Joey's emotions even though he is just a horse and doesn't speak. There are sad moments and some really awesome moments. I love how it never shows the main human characters get killed, but you know for a fact that they are dead. That in my opinion made the story deeper The ending is pretty sweet. A really great friendship movie.
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Between 6/22 and 6/24

A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.

This marks my 20 mark for movies directed by Steven Spielberg. It has many familiar faces including Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, William Hurt, Chris Rock, Brendan Gleeson, Robin Williams, Ben Kingsley, Frances O'Connor, Clark Gregg, Jake Thomas, Ken Leung, Kevin Sussman, April Grace, Enrico Colantoni, Meryl Streep, Ashley Scott, and Daveigh Chase. The acting is superb! I love the designs of each of the robots and it was also interesting to see their functions. Not a lot happens in terms of excitement, but It still had my full attention. I even felt like it was shorter than it actually is. Teddy in my opinion was a scene stealer and was my favorite character. The movie is emotionally powerful with a bittersweet but good ending. I'm surprised to score is so low. Definitely a must watch and apparently underrated as well.
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Forrest Gump (1994)
Between 6/22 and 6/24

Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.

There are some familiar faces in this including Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Anderson, Haley Joel Osment, Sally Field, Mykelti Williamson, Kurt Russell, and Robin Wright. I like the scenes that included historical figures from John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson to John Lennon and Elvis Presley. Forrest Gump and the characters involved in Forrest's life were pretty interesting. It is funny, sad, and has some pretty cheesy moments. It was farfetched but really enjoyable. It was interesting to see him in historical settings and it actually seemed as if characters were responding to him even though they were from archive footage.
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6/26

Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.

This has some familiar faces including Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Rick Yune, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Phil Austin, Ashley Judd, Dylan McDermott, Sean O'Bryan, Robert Forster, Edrick Browne, Michael Dudikoff, and Tory Kittles. The acting is pretty great in this action thrill ride. Once the action starts it is nearly relentless and consistent. The fight scenes are brutal and awesome. There are many twists and unexpected moments. Some stuff even made my jaw fall off. There was much tension throughout and it really just kept me on the edge of my seat. It has so much gritty and brutal fun! The ending was good.
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Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Jun 20 5:50
I'm glad you gave Man of Steel a 10, I've seen it twice now and plan on seeing it once more it's that damn good.
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Jun 20 5:52
It deserves it! Was quite amazing!
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Jun 24 18:45
Cool that you enjoyed Stoker! And thanks for the warning on some of these...looks like you've watched a lot of films that weren't worth the time this month.

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