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Movie Journal - December 2011

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People who added this item 1641 Average listal rating (1078 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Date: 1 December

*First time watch*

A true sci-fi classic.

The concept is & the social commentary is simply genius. The acting is really good as well, especially from the main actors.

Charlton Heston is awesome.

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People who added this item 122 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
Two Evil Eyes (1990)
Date: 7 December

*re-watch*

Watched it today again with my English class. It's really flawed, but I really like it. I prefer the first segment, adapted from the story "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar". I also enjoy "The Black Cat", but it's definitively the weaker of the stories.

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People who added this item 4357 Average listal rating (2893 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.6
Date: 11 December

*First time watch*

I absolutely loved this one. The acting, cinematography & story are great, and the action is incredibly intense.



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People who added this item 1676 Average listal rating (1031 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
The Road (2009)
Date: 12 December

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One of the most depressing & realistic "end of the world"-movies I've ever seen. The bond between the father & son is what really got to me when I was watching it, because the parts were written & acted with credibility. Also, you never get told or shown what really happened to the world, everything is just a barren wasteland.

It's also really easy to put yourself into the character's place, especially of you're a parent or a child.

The realism & intensity of the film makes it way more disturbing & scary than any other recent horror film that's been made by Hollywood.

The moral aspects are well executed, since the child wants to help the people they meet, while the father shoves everyone away. It also shows that people will start stealing from each other, and start cannibalizing the weak ones.

All in all, a terrific film.

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People who added this item 2432 Average listal rating (1485 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 7.1
8 Mile (2002)
Date: 14 December

*First time watch*

Watched it with my English class.

To be honest, I really don't like rap, but I thought this one was pretty good. Eminem does actually a good job at acting, and the rest of the cast is good as well.

The story is just a typical underdog-story, but executed decently.

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Date: 22 December

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One of my favorite Christmas movies and comedies of all time. A truly hilarious film with some really memorable characters.

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People who added this item 4023 Average listal rating (2592 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Date: 22 December

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A really entertaining thrill-ride. The story is interesting, I especially liked the occult elements, and the acting is truly great. My favorite character must be Lord Blackwood, portrayed by Mark Strong. The visuals were gorgeous, even though a lot of it was kind of obvious CGI.

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People who added this item 4471 Average listal rating (3041 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Alien (1979)
Date: 23 December

*Re-watch*

One of my favorite movies of all time. Every time I watch it, I like it more and more. The acting is great, the story is suspenseful, and the effects are amazing.

I recommend picking up the Blu-ray, since the quality is astonishing.


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People who added this item 769 Average listal rating (469 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
Date: 23 December

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This film is really nostalgic to me, and I watch it every Christmas. The muppet character's are great as always, and Michael Caine does a good job as Scrooge. The songs are catchy and really well-written.

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People who added this item 1395 Average listal rating (941 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Pitch Black (2000)
Date: 23 December

*Re-watch*

I haven't watched this flick in many years, but I still liked it really much. The monsters are really cool, except from some "not-so-good"-CGI at parts, and Vin Diesel is really bad-ass as the anti-hero, Riddick.

Haven't watched The Chronicles of Riddick yet, and re-watching this one really makes me want to.


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People who added this item 432 Average listal rating (258 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
Date: 24. December

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A morbid Christmas classic, which I watch every Christmas. It's a truly creepy film, with some memorable characters, and a lot of really great camera-angles.


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People who added this item 135 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
Date: 24. December

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A very well made & well acted film version of the classic story about Scrooge.


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People who added this item 1444 Average listal rating (883 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
9 (2009)
Date: 28. December

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A truly great and mature animated movie. The characters are sympathetic, and you really feel sorry for them when something bad happens. The story is also great, and I really dig the post-apocalyptic scenery & atmosphere.

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People who added this item 1584 Average listal rating (998 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Dark City (1998)
Date: 28. December

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An unique film that reaches high levels of surrealism at times. I won't say too much about it, since it'll spoil the movie for people who haven't seen it.

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People who added this item 1926 Average listal rating (1215 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Elf (2003)
Date: 31. December

*re-watch*

A really funny and heartwarming film.

I hadn't seen it in years until I re-visited it again today, and I loved it more now, than the first time I saw it.



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Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Dec 13 22:07
So far I've seen all of these! Glad you finally sat down with the original Planet of the Apes, Leon, and The Road...all good/great films that are totally worth watching. Agreed on Two Evil Eyes being very flawed...I watched it last year & didn't enjoy much of it, was falling asleep at one point, meh. As a long-time Romero fan I found his half lacking, whereas the Argento half was slightly better only because I like Harvey Keitel I think.

By the way, I've got a December list going if you want to check it out.
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Jan 1 8:04
Glad to see you revisited Elf & that you enjoyed it more! Happy New Year!

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