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People who added this item 214 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
Pride (2014)
31/12
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People who added this item 36 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 4.9
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People who added this item 482 Average listal rating (307 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Equalizer (2014)
30/12
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People who added this item 136 Average listal rating (90 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Housebound (2014)
28/12
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People who added this item 2806 Average listal rating (1766 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 27 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.1
Hellion (2014)
27/12
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People who added this item 848 Average listal rating (582 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 551 Average listal rating (368 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.6
The Interview (2014)
26/12
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People who added this item 359 Average listal rating (221 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Boxtrolls (2014)
23/12
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People who added this item 2053 Average listal rating (1229 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 4.3 IMDB Rating 4.8
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People who added this item 301 Average listal rating (209 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.4
Annabelle (2014)
21/12
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People who added this item 249 Average listal rating (168 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
The Guest (2014)
20/12
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 337 Average listal rating (225 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.6
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People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
Salaam Cinema (1995)
19/12
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 785 Average listal rating (503 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Muppets (2011)
18/12
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 5.4
Black TV (1968)
18/12
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.5
Messe noire (1928)
18/12
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People who added this item 54 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 182 Average listal rating (93 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
17/12

This is a film that really fails in delivering anything substantial to it's themes. But where it fails in the grand scheme of things, it works masterfully when depicting small, singular events of alienation through electronic communication. Togetherness through loneliness rarely feels as stark and real as it does through this film. But whether that is an actual achievement or not, I don't know. I feel as if maybe that's an easy thing to pull off. The real points of disgust I have though are with the crude, poorly written caricatures some of the good actors are tacked with. In the end we're equating the human condition to keylogging and social media. This comparison feels more pointless than our existence. So I guess I was a tad disappointed. I love Reitman's work. This goes to his mediocre films, along with Thank You for Smoking.
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People who added this item 3189 Average listal rating (2088 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
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People who added this item 4097 Average listal rating (2739 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 65 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 5.6
No Good Deed (2014)
15/12
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People who added this item 600 Average listal rating (354 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.1
8/12

What a fucking waste of time, man.
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People who added this item 293 Average listal rating (189 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
Paddington (2014)
8/12
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People who added this item 79 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.9
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People who added this item 75 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
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People who added this item 185 Average listal rating (110 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.4
Tusk (2014)
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People who added this item 823 Average listal rating (523 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 89 Average listal rating (60 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6
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People who added this item 120 Average listal rating (79 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Cold in July (2014)
26/11

Cold in July sure is one 80s-ass 80s pastiche about the 80s. The score is so fantastical and robust, but darn, this movie is all over the place that the score just accentuates the problem. Basically we have a PTSD-drama, horror film, action film, vigilante film, exploitation and film noir shoved into an extremely 80s mise en scene. When it works, it's exceptional; the wonderfully cut together sequence in Michael C. Hall's house where the cops outside and inside try to find a criminal. But then we have stuff like people hanging out at a ranch and... people hanging out at a ranch. I'll say though, this is one of the best performances in Don Johnson's career.
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26/11

Florian Habicht took the formula of films like Sleep Furiously and successfully applied it to an involving music documentary about Pulp.
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26/11

I'm no expert in the music of Juice Leskinen, but I'll say that watching him perform a mediocre 15-minute song might not be the best way to get into his stuff.
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People who added this item 58 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 5.5
23/11

Two things Joe Swanberg's Happy Christmas does exceptionally well: 1) It explores the idiosynchrasies of language that pop up in our everyday lives nowadays – what we want to say, and what we really say. 2) It provides plentiful video footage that Swanberg's baby really is incredibly adorable.
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People who added this item 43 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 5.8
Premature (2014)
22/11
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People who added this item 159 Average listal rating (104 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.4
Darkness (2002)
21/11

Yo the audio mix in this movie is hot garbage and ruins it.
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People who added this item 85 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.4
Jessabelle (2014)
21/11

Though the overall film is lacking, there is one.. strength, I guess, in Jessabelle; Robert Ben Garants screenplay is goddamn insane. I don't necessarily mean that in the best way either. Everything that would make this movie good is absent; the screenplay lacks a distinct throughline, the mystery is trash, and nothing that takes place is particularly engaging. But holy shit, the dumb plotline is so chock-full of throwbacks, hints at the future and incredibly asinine but plentiful texture put to the miscellaneous characters. A lot of effort clearly went into it. Everything just went to all the wrong parts.
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People who added this item 219 Average listal rating (150 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 49 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 106 Average listal rating (68 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6
Starry Eyes (2014)
17/11
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Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Jan 1 5:27
First movie and already I busted a gut in laughter. Seriously, great quip.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Jan 2 7:10
^That too.

I didn't care much for Mean Girls, so perhaps that's why I reacted somewhat favorably toward Saved! when I saw it. But I can't disagree with your second critique of it. Ha!
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Jan 5 2:41
Haha, I agree with the #1 comment ^^.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Jan 5 17:19
Eikö olisi jo aika ottaa Pikkukaupungin pormestari takaisin?
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Jan 5 17:40
Pormestari iskee silloin kun sitä vähiten odottaa.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Jan 9 16:18
I truly need to rewatch Seven Samurai at some point this year; it's been ages.

The only other movie I've seen here (up to this point in your journal) is Dangerous Minds which is, save for Pfeiffer's performance, unremarkable. I recall an abundance of similar films offered up when I first watched it and, while I found this one decently average, there were certainly better ones. Stand and Deliver with Edward James Olmos comes to mind.

I'll have to add About Time to the watchlist and I'm still debating whether or not to watch the Carrie remake. It's only mild curiosity for me as it's one of my least favorite King stories but maybe.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Jan 22 7:13
Clearly Perks was a heavy film for you to experience. All you said there is very interesting, and I'm glad that you ultimately enjoyed it (thanks too for the reminder I need to revisit the book).

Agreed on TMNT and Seven Samurai. :)

OK, back to hiding...
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Jan 23 12:47
"Her" is feminist propaganda.
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Feb 7 9:08
Hei mitä vittua, missä Rakkauden rasvarosentti???
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Feb 7 10:26
Niin. Jaa-a.
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Feb 14 7:57
Hi-hi-hi...
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Jun 1 14:06
12 Rounds 2 ja Scooby Doon wrestlemania mysteeri !!! Nyt on kyl näkemättä timanttia.
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Jul 15 17:37
I am so going to watch Werckmeister Harmonies now!
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Jul 15 17:37
I am so going to watch Werckmeister Harmonies now!
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Aug 24 14:56
Mähän sanoin, että Sabotage on hyvä.
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Aug 24 14:59
Ajattelin, että tykkäsit siitä koska siinä on gorea ja tuhmaa dialogia. Mutta siinä olikin ihan tavattoman hyvät ja persoonalliset hahmot.
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Aug 24 16:51
Niinhän siinä on. Kaiken kaikkiaan miehekästä menoa.

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