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BAMF's December 2017 Cinejourney

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Familiar Actors:
Christopher Allport
Eileen Seeley
Chip Heller
Marsha Clark
Scott MacDonald
Jennifer Lyons
Ian Abercrombie
Doug Jones
Brian Gross
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Jason Hall

True Rating: 0.3/10

Body Count- Around 41
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The Elf (2017)



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True Rating: 0/10

Body Count- 17

Note: An interesting gone to waste with a poorly executed film filled to the brim with lame kills, nonsense subplots, terrible acting (I couldn't even place the accents if they were even supposed to have them), awful CGI that at times looks like a bad photoshop job, and one of the worst endings! Nothing about this was good. They didn't even have attractive leads (Except I guess for the main girl's sister and her terrible actress best friend) or anything.
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1 Star




Familiar Actors:
Larry the Cable Guy
Brian Stepanek
Kennedi Clements
Brenda Chrichlow
Joyce Robbins
Jacqueline Robbins
David Milchard
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Alex Zamm

True Rating: 0.5/10
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2 Stars

People who added this item 30 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 3.9 IMDB Rating 5.1



Familiar Actors:
Michael Fassbender
Rebecca Ferguson
Charlotte Gainsbourg
J.K. Simmons
Val Kilmer
David Dencik
Toby Jones
Genevieve O'Reilly
James D'Arcy
Chloe Sevigny
and
Jamie Clayton

True Rating: 2/10

Body Count- 9ish

This really had its issues. One, why in the world would you name your main character of a serious movie Harry Hole! Two, why cast Val Kilmer and then randomly give him an awful dub? Three, the pacing and storyline is completely out of whack. Four, those snowmen could have been way better looking. Five, they had a lot of small roles that were pointless and surprisingly taken by well known actors. Six, the ending was so lackluster. How can a movie with such a nice cast have ending up such a failure? I really want to know what they were thinking here.
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4 Stars




Familiar Actors:
Eddie Steeples
Jodelle Ferland
Ellie Harvie
Debi Mazar
Malcolm McDowell
Edward Asner
Peter DaCunha
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Billy Turnbull

True Rating: 4.4/10
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5 Stars




Familiar Actors:
Daniel Stern
David W. Thompson
Tiera Skovbye
Gary Chalk
C. Ernst Harth
Daniel Bacon
Paul Lazenby
Viv Leacock
Jessica Harmon
and
Dan Payne

True Rating: 4.7/10

Note: It's unnecessary and not great, but I've seen worse from unnecessary sequels.
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Familiar Actors:
Scott MacDonald
Christopher Allport
Eileen Seeley
Rob LaBelle
Marsha Clark
Chip Heller
and
Shannon Elizabeth

True Rating: 4.7/10

Body Count- 12
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Familiar Actors:
Alain Moussi
Christopher Lambert
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Mike Tyson
Sara Malakul Lane
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson
Steven Swadling
Wanderlei Silva
Renzo Gracie
Roy Nelson
Fabricio Werdum
Nicolas Van Varenberg
and
Mauricio Shogun

True Rating: 4.7/10

Body Count- 6

Note: The first scene was so random and out of place it felt like an ad or something. No point to it at all and is only visually referenced once and never spoke of. The acting is worse with painful performances from the main guy once again, Christopher Lambert, and Mike Tyson. The Mountain from Game of Thrones was a fun choice as a villain though and is definitely one of the only high points of the film. The fights are pretty standard issue with no real fun to them until the final one. There were also a lot of just plain dumb ideas throughout. A huge step down from the previous one.
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6 Stars




Familiar Actress:
Dee Wallace

True Rating: 6.4/10

Body Count- 13
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Olivia Hussey
Keir Dullea
Margot Kidder
John Saxon
Art Hindle
Lynne Griffin
Leslie Carlson
and
Bob Clark

True Rating: 6.3/10

Body Count- 7
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People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 4.6 IMDB Rating 5.6



Familiar Actors:
Sarah Douglas
Alice Krige
Ben Lamb
and
Rose McIver

True Rating: 6.2/10

Note: It's predictable and cliche, but it's cute and well acted enough to be a pleasant watch. It also had a few moments that I thought stood out slightly from other such types.
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Familiar Actors:
Jason Bateman
Olivia Munn
T.J. Miller
Jennifer Anniston
Kate McKinnon
Courtney B. Vance
Jillian Bell
Rob Corddry
Randall Park
Sam Richardson
Karan Soni
Jamie Chung
Abbey Lee Kershaw
Oliver Cooper
Matt Walsh
Ben Falcone
Adrian Martinez
Michael Tourek
Joshua Mikel
Brooke Jaye Taylor
and
Mark Falvo

True Rating: 6/10
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7 Stars




Familiar Actors:
Eliza Taylor
Jake Lacy
Andie MacDowell
and
Michael Xavier

True Rating: 6.7/10
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People who added this item 209 Average listal rating (103 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.7
Hick (2011)



Familiar Actors:
Chloe Moretz
Anson Mount
Juliette Lewis
Bob Stephenson
Eddie Redmayne
Blake Lively
Shaun Sipos
Rory Culkin
and
Alec Baldwin

True Rating: 6.5/10

Body Count- 3
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People who added this item 88 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.8



Familiar Actors:
Peter Fonda
Blythe Danner
Yul Brynner
Dana Lee
and
James M. Connor

True Rating: 7.4/10

Body Count- 15
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Familiar Actors:
Jonathan Groff
Kristen Bell
Josh Gad
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Idina Menzel

True Rating: 6.7/10
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8 Stars

People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (77 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 5.4
Geostorm (2017)



Familiar Actors:
Gerard Butler
Jim Sturgess
Abbie Cornish
Daniel Wu
Eugenio Derbez
Amr Waked
Andy Garcia
Ed Harris
Robert Sheehan
Richard Schiff
Mare Winningham
Zazie Beetz
Talitha Bateman
Ritchie Montgomery
David S. Lee
Gregory Alan Williams
David Jensen
Douglas M. Griffin
John L. Armijo
Randall P. Havens
Elton LeBlanc
Drew Powell
Diezel Ramos
and
Jeremy Ray Taylor

True Rating: 8.4/10

Body Count- 740+ (Could be hundreds and thousands more)
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Familiar Actors:
Regina Hall
Queen Latifah
Jada Pinkett Smith
Tiffany Haddish
Larenz Tate
Mike Colter
Kate Walsh
Kofi Siriboe
Lara Grice
Deborah Ayorinde
Ricky Wayne
Estelle
Common
Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs
Mase
Faith Evans
Ne-Yo
Morris Chestnut
Gabrielle Dennis
Lorraine Toussaint
Ava DuVernay
Mike Epps
William Levy
Mariah Carey
Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds
Doug E. Fresh
MC Lyte
and
John L. Armijo

True Rating: 8.2/10
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Familiar Actors:
Danielle Campbell
Joel Courtney
Luke Bilyk
Jill Cimorelli
Meg DeLacy
Richard Karn
Jeannie Mai
Cheri Oteri
Madelaine Petsch
Lilly Singh
Diamond White
Ian Ziering
Tom Phelan
Ethan James Teague
and
Eric Beckerman

True Rating: 7.8/10
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Familiar Actors:
Vincent D'Onofrio
Jessica Alba
Tim Allen
Dax Shepard
Kurtwood Smith
Luke Grimes
Michelle Mylett
Emilio Rivera
Kurt Krause
Cooper Thornton
and
Esperanza Diaz

True Rating: 7.7/10

Body Count- 2
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People who added this item 370 Average listal rating (262 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7



Familiar Actors:
Yul Brynner
James Brolin
Steve Franken
and
Majel Barrett

True Rating: 8.3/10

Body Count- 70 give or take
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People who added this item 286 Average listal rating (224 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1



Familiar Actors:
Jason Bateman
Rebecca Hall
Joel Edgerton
Allison Tolman
Busy Philipps
Beau Knapp
Wendell Pierce
Nash Edgerton
David Denman
Katie Aselton
Susan May Pratt
and
P.J. Byrne

True Rating: 8.4/10

Body Count- At least 6
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9 Stars

People who added this item 1284 Average listal rating (794 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9



Familiar Actors:
Kirk Douglas
Laurence Olivier
Peter Ustinov
John Gavin
Tony Curtis
and
Arthur Batanides

True Rating: 9.2/10

Body Count- 6,039+ Several thousands more
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10 Stars

People who added this item 350 Average listal rating (429 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8



Familiar Actors:
Aneurin Barnard
James Bloor
Barry Keoghan
Mark Rylance
Tom Hardy
Jack Lowden
Bobby Lockwood
Kenneth Branagh
James D'Arcy
Cillian Murphy
Harry Styles
Brian Vernel
Bill Milner
and
Michael Caine

True Rating: 10/10

Body Count- 313 rough estimate of what I remember (Though many more are likely and implied)
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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.9
Man Down (2015)



Familiar Actors:
Shia LaBeouf
Jai Courtney
Gary Oldman
Kate Mara
Tory Kittles
Clifton Collins Jr.
Charlie Shotwell
Jose Pablo Cantillo
Justin Smith
Wolé Parks
and
Christopher Berry

True Rating: 10/10

Body Count- Around 10

Note: This movie is sorely underrated!
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Familiar Actors:
Mark Hamill
Carrie Fisher
Adam Driver
Daisy Ridley
John Boyega
Oscar Isaac
Andy Serkis
Lupita Nyong'o
Domhnall Gleeson
Anthony Daniels
Gwendoline Christie
Laura Dern
Benicio Del Toro
Billie Lourd
Peter Mayhew
Joonas Suotamo
Jimmy Vee
Brian Herring
Tim Rose
Tom Kane
Mark Lewis Jones
Hermione Corfield
Veronica Ngo
Noah Segan
Paul Kasey
Michaela Coel
Andrew Jack
Togo Igawa
Shauna Macdonald
Kate Dickie
Patrick O'Kane
Ralph Ineson
Kiran Shah
and
Mike Quinn

Cameos:
Frank Oz
Warwick Davis
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Gary the Dog
Prince William
Prince Harry
Tom Hardy
Greg Grunberg
Justin Theroux
Lily Cole
Gareth Edwards
Ellie Goulding
Edgar Wright
Oscar Wright
Joe Cornish
James Corden
Nathan Hamill
Chelsea Hamill
and
Griffin Hamill


True Rating: 10/10

Body Count- Roughly 148+ (There are many many more that we don't see)
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (139 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 6.4



Familiar Actors:
Will Smith
Noomi Rapace
Joel Edgerton
Lucy Fry
Jay Hernandez
Edgar Ramirez
Ike Barinholtz
Margaret Cho
Thanh Van Ngo
Brad William Henke
Andrea Navedo
Dawn Olivieri
Kenneth Choi
Chris Browning
Brandon Larracuente
Matt Gerald
Nea Dune
Alex Meraz
Luis Moncada
Daniel Moncada
Elena Sanchez
and
Derek Graf

True Rating: 10/10

Body Count- 56 give or take
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People who added this item 96 Average listal rating (412 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1



Familiar Actors:
Ryan Gosling
Dave Bautista
Robin Wright
Ana de Armas
Wood Harris
David Dastmalchian
Tómas Lemarquis
Jared Leto
Hiam Abbass
Mackenzie Davis
Lennie James
Carla Juri
Barkhad Abdi
and
Harrison Ford

Edward James Olmos
and
Sean Young


True Rating: 10/10

Body Count- 52 give or take
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Awards & Other Things

Best Picture of the Month: Blade Runner 2049
Oddest Picture of the Month: Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman
Worst Picture of the Month: The Elf
Best New to me Actor: Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049)
Best Lead Actress: Ana De Armas (Blade Runner 2049)
Best Supporting Actress: Tiffany Haddish (Girl's Trip)
Worst Actress: Natassia Halabi (The Elf)
Best Lead Actor: Shia LaBeouf (Man Down)
Best Supporting Actor: Joel Edgerton (Bright)
Worst Actor: Alain Moussi (Kickboxer: Retaliation)
Guilty Pleasure Fun Picture: Geostorm
Surprise Good Picture of the Month: El Camino Christmas
Most Brutal Death Scene: Red Christmas
Best Sequel or Remake: Blade Runner 2049
Worst Sequel or Remake: Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman
Best Twist: Man Down
Best Visual Effects: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Worst Visual Effects: The Elf
Highest Body Count: 6,039 plus many thousands more (Spartacus)
Lowest Body Count: 2 (El Camino Christmas)
Total Body Count: 7,559+ many many more

Under the Radar Movies I Recommend Seeing:
El Camino Christmas
F*% the Prom (From a Youtuber which is surprisingly entertaining)
Man Down
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Apparently not many of you have seen it!)
Bright
Girl's Trip
Geostorm (A guilty pleasure for disaster flick fans)

Most Seen Actors This Month:
Jason Bateman- 2
Joel Edgerton- 2
Yul Brynner- 2
Tom Hardy- 2
James D'Arcy- 2
Scott MacDonald- 2
Christopher Allport- 2
Eileen Seeley- 2
Rob LaBelle- 2
Marsha Clark- 2
Chip Heller- 2
Veronica Ngo- 2
John L. Armijo- 2

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