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Total Movies seen this month: 54
Total First Viewing: 37
Total Rewatched: 17

Favourite First Viewings:
American Psycho, The Hobbit, Django Unchained, Once Upon a Time in the West, American History X.

Worst First Viewings:
American Psycho II, 10,000 BC, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Jonah Hex.
People who added this item 3425 Average listal rating (2127 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
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A great way to start the year! Even though I watched this with a hang over it was a great way to wake up on New Years Day. I'd only seen this once before, at the cinema. It really is an amazing spectacle, so well put together, acted, everything. Not sure who steals the show for me, its a tough call between Bane and Catwoman. Such a good film, a great way to finish the trilogy, which I would recommend to anyone, (who somehow!), hasn't seen it! Packed full of action with a quality storyline!
My favourite moment being the football stadium scene without a doubt!
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People who added this item 4491 Average listal rating (2969 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
Up (2009)
Watched on the 1st
I know there are a lot of people who love this film but I'm just not convinced. Watched this at my family's house on New Years Day while we were playing games so I guess it didn't have my full attention throughout but I didn't really see anything really good in the parts I did watch. Definitely not as good as people make out in my opinion!
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People who added this item 4019 Average listal rating (2525 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Watched on the 1st
Watched this in bed, not sure if its because I was really tired or it was just confusing but I'm not really sure what actually happened. Not in a bad way though, it was a good film just a bit of a mind screw over. The acting is really good, I guess since the guys crazy as shit, its just another amazing performance by Christian Bale. Definitely need to watch this again some time. Probably not for those who do not enjoy gory scenes, however a must see for those who would enjoy a dark humoured thriller!
My favourite moment is a tie between the axe and chainsaw scenes, with the axe scene, you get Christian Bales dancing, but with the chainsaw scene you get the whole chase.
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People who added this item 2214 Average listal rating (1347 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
Watched on the 2nd
Couldn't be bothered to get out of bed so decided to watch this instead. I can't really remember the other spiderman movies (I'll probably rewatch them soon now I've seen this) but I think this may have been better than the first of that trilogy. Having said that the movie wasn't really brilliant for me, there were some good action scenes but it lacked the spark that would of got me more into the film. Also I can't decide if Andrew Garfield's acting was really good or really bad. Decent performance by the rest of cast, with Emma Stone standing out, as usual.
My favourite moment has to be Stan Lee's cameo, so good! Most of his cameo's are pretty funny, but this one was classic.
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People who added this item 974 Average listal rating (605 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
Unknown (2011)
Watched on the 2nd
Was a very good film, although afterwards I couldn't help but think of the Bourne movies, just because of the storyline of amnesia and him turning out to be a trained assassin. Liam Neeson plays the character perfectly (of course) and still looks good kicking some bad guys ass! Starting to become a fan of Diane Kruger, now too, ever since I saw her in Inglourious Basterds, she too plays her role perfectly. Can't complain about January Jones either. Its a thriller of a movie packed full of action and mystery that had me really wanting to know what happens!
My favourite moment being when Liam Neeson finally gets his full memories back, just because everything makes sense and you see the whole picture.
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I've seen all the other Mission Impossible films, a long time ago, but I still remember that I liked them and so I kind of wanted to see this one. It was actually as good as the others if not better, packed full of action and a decent storyline, as well as great casting made it definitely a film I could rewatch later. Also the comic relief provided by Simon Pegg's character was actually pretty funny at times, which is good so we didn't have to rely on Tom Cruise's cheesy lines.
In fact I'd probably even say my favourite moment was when Simon Pegg's face pops up on the illusion screen thingy when their infiltrating the Kremlin.
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People who added this item 3509 Average listal rating (2251 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
The Avengers (2012)
Rewatch on the 4th
Watched this at my girlfriends while we were nursing hangovers. Seen it loads of times and still think its amazing, the whole production is a masterpiece and its a film I've always wanted to happen; a group of superheroes all kicking ass in the same film, of course there was stuff like the X-Men to satisfy this need before, which is good, but this is a whole other level.
My favourite moment is just the entire war scene at the end, with the highlight being Hulk smashing Loki around in Stark tower.
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People who added this item 260 Average listal rating (152 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 3.9
Watched on the 4th
I really enjoyed the first American Psycho and so I had to watch this but this one was a bit of a let down to be honest. Not as much of an exciting story like the last, a lot less humour(if any) and lacks the massive twist at the end the first had. Good performance by Mila Kunis, got to admit I couldn't stop thinking of Meg Griffin every time she spoke though, not exactly her fault, my fault for watching too much Family Guy.
Wasn't a great movie, can't say what my favourite moment was without a rewatch, but not sure when I want to do that.
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People who added this item 1668 Average listal rating (1085 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Watched on the 4th
Wasn't expecting much from this modern western since I like so many of the old ones, but I still wanted to give it a chance. So glad I did! It was a really good film, great storyline, with quality actors who all gave a really convincing performance, even found myself starting to feel sorry for Christian Bale's character and then really respecting Russell Crowe's at the end. Great modern western with a few decent gunslinging scenes.
My favourite moment has to be Russell Crowe's character executing his crew at the end, before any of them can reach their gun.
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People who added this item 1923 Average listal rating (1271 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
True Grit (2010)
Watched on the 4th
Another really good modern western, again with convincing performances and full of excellent scenes. An obviously well written movie with a great storyline. Not sure whats going on with that crazy guy in Ned's crew haha. The scene when the guy chops off his friends fingers and then gets shot straight in the face is the standout moment in the film for me! Either that or the gun fight near the end, following "I call that bold talk for a one eyed fat man!"
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People who added this item 2546 Average listal rating (1625 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.8
Watched on the 5th
Not seen this all the way throught before, just random parts, so technically this is my first time viewing. I'd say it was definitely my least favourite Avengers film so far, its not neccessarily a really bad film, just doesn't match the others in my opinion, or even come close to be honest(not seen Iron Man 2 yet). I have to say I was expecting something much better with both Ed Norton and Tim Roth on the job but was sadly dissapointed. I also think Mark Ruffalo, who plays Hulk in The Avengers, plays him better, not that Ed Norton's performance is a bad one at all, just that I prefered Ruffalo as Bruce Banner and found him better suited to the role.
My favourite moment has to Tim Roth getting the big boot from the Hulk.
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People who added this item 3036 Average listal rating (1987 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Thor (2011)
Rewatch on the 5th
"Well I guess thats worth a look" Loki wispers in to Erik Selvig's ear at the sight of the 'unlimited power source', and the same goes for this film, definitely worth watching. A decent story with great characrters makes for a film-well-done. The storyline boils down to two brothers at war for power, only one brother doesn't know it till he's been stripped of his powers and exiled. It was good to see a short cameo from Hawkeye too. The relationship Thor forms with the group who found him is pretty decent, nothing too over the top, but determined to protect them all the same. Other than Thor himself my favourite characters would have to be, Sif and the Warriors Three, and the guardian of Asgard Heimdall, quite like Natalie Portman's 'Jane' as well.
My favourite moment has to be when a foolish Frost Giant calls Thor a princess and then is sent flying into a wall by his hammer.
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People who added this item 2424 Average listal rating (1722 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
Predator (1987)
Rewatch on the 5th
Was planning to watch another Avengers movie or a western but was browsing Youtube before-hand and somehow ended up on the trailor for this and so had to watch it, even though I've seen it countless times!
One of my favourite films ever, such an amazing action packed thriller. A black ops team is dropped in the jungle and told they have to rescue some prisoners, they easily waste the heavily armed captures but theres something not adding up... The intensity brought on by not knowing whats watching them is great and then theres the gun fights, all the action shots are great and fill the film so you never get bored and definitely 'stick around'. Some quality quotes in there too. This is 100% the best Predator film to be released yet, it also tops any of the Alien franchise for me too.
My favourite moment has to be the bit when Mac catches the Predator's eyes while its escaping after killing Blain, who 'didn't have time to bleed', and empties his M60 in its direction, he then pick up Blain's minigun, while being joined by the rest of the squad, and caps off every round in that as well. Thats 200 rounds from the minigun, plus his M60 and all the squads firepower being blasted into a small area of the jungle, truely epic moment.
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Woke up in the mood for watching a superhero movie and so thought I might as well make it another Avengers film. Only seen this film one other time and yet it is my favourite film of the Avenger franchise, other than 'Avengers Assemble' of course.
It matches Iron Man on a ratings level but just prefer this one. Chris Evans plays a great Captain America with the rest of the cast rising to the occasion too. Perfect acting from Tommy Lee Jones as always. A good storyline, especially since I wasn't actually aware of how Captain America came to be the hero he is. A great story of how a soldier wins over the rest of his regiment and stops a threat that could have changed the world.... a few twists in there too.
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People who added this item 4884 Average listal rating (3279 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
Iron Man (2008)
Rewatch on the 6th
"Your services are no longer required"...
Actually I'm joking, please keep reading!
Carried on my Avengers streak with Iron Man. This was actually the first time I've seen this all the way through but I had seen most of it before.
Robert Downey Jr. is absolutely amazing as Tony Stark, he's great in everything but he seems perfectly suited to this particular role. Rest of the cast is great too, Jeff Bridges is a pretty big guy, looks good as a bad guy and so is well cast as the Iron Monger. Agent Coulson, Rhodey and Pepper were all played well too.
Great start to the Avengers franchise!
I think my favourite moment is when Stark, in the mark 2 Iron Man suit, arrives back at his home, tries to land on the roof, orders Jarvis to "Kill power" and then falls through the roof and ceiling of the garage, crushes one of his cars and then gets doused by the fire extinguisher.
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People who added this item 3440 Average listal rating (2211 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Watched on the 6th
First time I've seen this, think it was just as good as the first, if not better. Kept me entertained throughout.
Don Cheadle plays a great Rhodey, taking over from Terrence Howard who played him in the first Iron Man. Especially liked the banter between him and Stark during the final battle. Mickey Rourke plays a great villian, who builds an army to take out the Iron Man, doesn't go to plan though obviously. Samuel L. Jackson also appears in this film, as the mysterious Nick Fury, director of S.H.I.E.L.D. However the award for best newcomer has to go to Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow a.k.a Natasha Romanoff, in the screen time she gets, she really steals the show, with both her beauty and ass kicking skills.
My favourite moment goes to: "Sir, I'm going to have to ask you to exit the donut", Iron Man just having a snack while resting in a donut, as you do.
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People who added this item 1475 Average listal rating (996 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Watched on the 7th
Got told by a few people to watch this as its really funny, but I wasn't really expecting much so kept putting off watching it, finally got round to it today...
It wasn't as good as they said it would be but it was quite funny at times. The two main characters created lots of funny moment but I think Ice Cube's character was the best to be fair.
Not a bad film, would watch it again.
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People who added this item 565 Average listal rating (357 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
Watched on the 8th
Got this on DVD as part of one of the Clint Eastwoods boxsets I got for Christmas.
Theres nothing like a western starring Clint Eastwood, and this is one of the best, doesn't quite match the Dollars trilogy but its still a great film. He even directed this himself. He plays his classic ass kicking role, with anyone he doesn't like tasting a round from either; one of his pistols or his rifle. In this film in particular, its the Union soldiors who butchered his family he's aiming at, and a few bounty hunters that try to claim the price on his head, but none can match the gunslinging of Josey Wales. Josey picks up a few allies during the story, my favourite being a bad ass old Indian guy.
My favourite moment has to be the gun fight at the end, Joey Wales on horseback and a fortified hut full of people pissed off with the Union, against a squad of Redleg Union soldiors...
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People who added this item 1464 Average listal rating (913 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Dirty Harry (1971)
Watched on the 8th
Was going to watch 'Pale Rider' from the same DVD as 'The Outlaw Josey Wales' but randomly decided on this instead.
One of Clint Eastwoods most iconic roles, this being the start on the franchise, arguably as famous as his western roles. The franchise that spawns so many great quotes.
"Because he looks too damn good thats why" Its just one of my favourite Dirty Harry quotes.
Its the origional Dirty Harry and Harry has to chase down some scumbag who threatens and kills innocent people including young children. The crazy scumbag gets to taste Harry's .44 magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, quite a few times, before eventually being asked if he feels lucky, I guess he did because he tries to grab his gun....obviously wasn't his lucky day afterall, punk.
My favourite moment being when Harry chops down the badguy, who's trying to escape across a football field, with a single shot from his famous .44 magnum.
(Got the poster of this pic on my wall at uni :D)
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People who added this item 423 Average listal rating (303 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Magnum Force (1973)
Watched on the 9th
Thought I might as well watch the next film in the Dirty Harry franchise.
Don't think this one was as good as the first, didn't seem to have as many great quotes or standout moments like the other films in the franchise. Still quite a bit of action though, as would be expected.
Plus Harry pulls a girl in his flat building!
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People who added this item 307 Average listal rating (228 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Enforcer (1976)
Watched on the 9th
When better to watch the third installment of Dirty Harry than straight after the second.
The Enforcer definitely raises the bar back up after Magnum Force, not as good as the origional but packed full of action humour and so many great quotes in this one. Bit more of a better storyline in this one too.
Captain: "You've been transfered to personnel."
Harry: "To personnel? That's for assholes."
Captain: "I was in personnel, for 10 years."
*Harry's face - priceless :D

My favourite moment being when a foolist robber tries to get away and gets shot in the nuts.
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People who added this item 2785 Average listal rating (1759 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Yes Man (2008)
Watched on the 9th
Jim Carrey is one of my favourite actors and so when I realised I hadn't seen some of his films I had to get round to them as soon as possible! So I gave Dirty Harry a break and went for something more light hearted before bed.
Not really sure about this one, its not exactly classic Jim Carrey funny, but there are some funny moments in there. It the first film (someone will probably shout at me here) I've seen Zooey Deschanel in, (other than Elf, but saw that before she was this famous) and I think she did pretty well, not sure if I like her yet though.
Wasn't sure whether to give this one a 6 or 7 star rating :/.
Think my favourite moment is when he plays the guitar to the guy trying to commit suicide, great moment. Although how good would it be to do that skate thing they do after the credits!
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People who added this item 399 Average listal rating (272 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
Sudden Impact (1983)
Watched on the 10th
And back to the Dirty Harry's, this is the last one I hadn't seen before, (saw 'The Dead Pool' a few weeks ago). Thought this was as good as 'The Enforcer' as it had a better storyline.
Clint Eastwood gets to share a bed with Sondra Locke once again (Josey Wales).
My favourite moment being:
"Go ahead, make my day"
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People who added this item 1725 Average listal rating (1132 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Looper (2012)
Watched on the 10th
Mind fuck? A little, and yet its still a pretty amazing film, seems really origional as well, not seen much even like it.
First off I'd like to say, how grim is the bit when Paul Dano's character gets killed, you don't actually see it happening to him, but can imagine what they are doing to him from the changes to his future self, ouch. Such a well filmed scene, so effective.
Was a really good movie as a whole as well, great cast and a thrilling story.
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People who added this item 3917 Average listal rating (2456 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
Love Actually (2003)
Rewatch on the 11th
Walked downstairs and someone had left this on TV (I'm not sure why this was on after Christmas, or why I sat and watched the whole thing for that matter. Especially since I've seen it so many times before).
Anyway, about the film, all the cast fit their roles perfectly, with my personal favourite being Rowan Atkinson's character, closely followed by Bill Nighy's. The whole story is actually really well thought out with all the characters linking together nicely.
My favourite moment being the bit when Alan Rickman's character is trying toi buy a necklace from Rowan Atkinson, laugh every time!
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People who added this item 3031 Average listal rating (1937 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.6
Watched on the 12th
Definitely not Jim Carrey's best film, there are some funny moments in there but nothing like the work of his I'm used to. All in all the films pretty lame, not bad idea, just not all that special. Wont be watching again anytime soon.
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People who added this item 4468 Average listal rating (2956 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
King Kong (2005)
Rewatch on the 12th
Seen this loads of times as I have it on DVD, but it was on TV and I ended up watching the whole thing.
To be honest, it starts really boring, but the suspense soon starts to build up, and then they're at 'Skull Island'. The locals here arn't very happy to see newcomers, and instead of offering them a nice drink they spear a guy threw the chest. They get scared off by a good old gun shot, but not before some gnarly old woman aims some eerie words at Naomi Watts. Could of been chatting her up I guess but we'll never know now. Anyway, without telling you all the details; Kong eventually gets his prize, the men go back, shit goes down, a giant cockroach kills a guy, Kong gets high and taken to New York, then escapes, then falls off the empire state building.
Yet my favourite moment is simply when Adrien Brody drop kicks a velociraptor!
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An epic film I've seen quite a few times, great end to a trilogy. Had to rewatch this as I watched the first 2 a few weeks ago. Watched it via my DVD, which is the extended version of course, so thats 4hours of orky goodness.
An amazing film that tops the first 2 in my opinion, has great fighting scenes of course, a higher quantity than the first 2 films, and I think the Frodo-Sam-Smeagle scenes are a lot less boring than the ones in 'The Two Towers'. Great characters and a worthy story for the end of an amzing trilogy.
My favourite moment being when Legolas climbs up the oliphant, kills most of the easterlings, brings the thing down, slides off the trunk and Gimili just shouts; "That still only counts as one!".
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People who added this item 2475 Average listal rating (1613 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.7
Watched on the 13th
I had heard this film was pretty good, and it was rated a 7/10 on here so I definitely thought it was worth a try. It was well worth watching! At least an 8/10 in my opinion.
An amazing film that really gets you into the story and care for the characters. Granted it isn't a exceptional story, but it is executed as best it could have been. So many great names in the cast too, which wouldn't always work, but this really does.
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People who added this item 1161 Average listal rating (741 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.1
10,000 BC (2008)
Watched on the 13th
Wanted to see this movie for a long time but kept putting it off due to people telling me how bad it was. Well they were right but I had to see it to make my own mind up I guess. Poor acting from the majority of the cast, and generally a poor story that seems to have parts of so many others. The narration is so poor as well, its almost annoying. Its a lame PG-13 so theres not even any gore, which sucks! I really wanted this film to be good and to like as I'm quite interesting in prehistoric stuff, but no, it wasn't to be, and the film had so much potential. I really believe this film could have been a true epic. How it made so much at the Box-office is a myth itself. The best part being the bit with the massive sabertooth.
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People who added this item 1740 Average listal rating (1053 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.6
Watched on the 15th
What a classic western! Has a great feel to the entire film, and as you would expect from one of the classic westerns, a great soundtrack too. Some classis gunslinging goes off and the stories not bad either. The cast was well chosen for their roles as they all seem to fit perfectly.
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People who added this item 2751 Average listal rating (1614 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
Watched on the 16th in the Cinema
YES! FINALLY!
Finally got round to seeing this, and glad I was that I got to see it... It was so good!
I'm not sure yet, after just one viewing, but I think I may of liked this film better than any of the Lord of the Rings trilogy! A shocking statement but it really was that good. From the casting to the soundtrack, it was all amazing, a great atmosphere as well. Still the exellent fight scenes I loved in the LOTR's and a well written script.
I want to see the next installment in The Hobbit trilogy already!
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People who added this item 3660 Average listal rating (2402 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.7
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Seen this many times, its not an utterly bad film like every one says, its just not great either.
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Watched this on DVD, seen it a few times before, still think its the best of the X-Men films and one of my favourite films in the superhero/comic genre. Think the younger versions of the characters we already know from the other X-Men films were done really well. Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence were all great, and they are all actors/actresses I liked before too. Quite liked a few of the new faces too and some not so much. Emma Frost and Azazel being my favourite whereas Banshee and Havok I just found annoying. Overall it was a great story and a nice way to show how it all started, can't wait for 'Days of Future Past' next year.
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People who added this item 388 Average listal rating (257 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
Watched on the 17th
Not seen many animated Batman films since I was younger and so decided to get a few. Its part of a series, DC Univers Animated Origional Movies and so I got the others too that I'll probably be watching later. This is a really good one, think its kind of dark for an animated Batman film, which is actually quite refreshing to be honest. Although that doesn't bother me, Robin being beaten to death with a crow bar by the Joker is kind of a bit much since I'm sure this kind of film is meant for children. Oh well, a really good watch anyway and not too long either.
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People who added this item 608 Average listal rating (362 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.9
Watched on the 19th
Oh no I forgot to do the review for this film, such a shame....
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X-Men (2000)
Rewatch on the 20th
Seen this a lot of times since I have it on DVD but I've recently watched the latest X-Men(First Class) again and was just felt like watching the other too, so started with the first X-Men, keeping it in chronological order :).
I'd say this film is above the average standard for superhero movies, and was among my favourites until recently, where it has been replaced by; First Class, Nolan's Batman, Avengers etc. Still hold it in high regard though. I think the reason I like X-Men so much is because it combines so many comic heroes in one story.
I think my favourite character in this version was always Cyclops, although his power is kind of flawed, Toad is pretty cool too, although he looks gross.
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People who added this item 4677 Average listal rating (3138 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
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When better to watch the second X-Men than after the first right? (well after sleep anyway). Not sure if I liked this one as much as the first but still has all the super powered action I require :). This is the installment in which I started to like Mystique, because I was really young when I saw the first X-Men, and she was a bad guy, I didn't like her, but in this one I realised shes actually pretty cool and a real bad ass.
Some of the new characters are pretty good too, Nightcrawler and Lady Deathstrike being my favourite, Nightcrawler because his powers pretty epic and Lady Deathstrike because she finally shuts Wolverine up!
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People who added this item 5052 Average listal rating (3393 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
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The last(chronologically) in the series, even though this one has quite a bit of fighting and a lot more powers are displayed, I don't think it's as good as the other for some reason :/. One of the worst moments for me, was after Iceman defeats Pyro, his ending taunt is so lame and cheesy, I mean; "You never should of left", is not really going to send the rest of the brotherhood shivering in their boots...Although the Phoenix will incinerate them and their boots, Jean kicks ass in this film, after being a really boring character in the first two, she finally gets interesting.
I have a question though, what happened to Nightcrawler? His power was too good for only one film :(
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People who added this item 968 Average listal rating (615 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
Watched on the 22nd
I'd seen bits of this but not the whole thing and so decided to give it a blast. Thought it was pretty funny, never been much of a fan of Russell Brand, but he definitely makes me laugh in this. Same goes for Sean Combes as well, he was stand out funny in this.
My favourite character has to be Jackie Q, she's absolutely hilarious, her two songs especially!
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Watched on the 22nd
Okay so when I got these film shorts (it was about 10mins long) from DC showcase, I thought, since they are animated and from comics, they would be all cheesey and for kids. How wrong was I?! In the first 5 seconds an innocent dog gets shot, then a whore kills a drunk dude, then the whore tries to kill Jonah Hex, so he kills her 'co-workers' and leaves her in a hole full of corpses... Pretty dark shit for a cartoon tbh ;o
Having said that it was actually really good for a 10 minute cartoon and to be honest I wish it had been longer, oh well guess I will just have to get round to watching the live action film soon.
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SHAZAM!
Damn it doesn't work for me :(
This installment in the DC Showcase series was a lot less dark and adult themed than Jonah Hex was, still pretty good though. Shows how Captain Marvel is created to combat Black Adam.
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People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
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Not as dark as Jonah Hex but a lot more adult themed, most of the film short taking place in a strip club. Favourite moment has to be catwoman laying down the flying-knee-to-the-face on the bad guy. Hold this animated Catwoman short in higher regard than the 2004 live action film. Eliza Dushku(even just her voice) over Halle Berry anyday.
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One of the DC Univers Animated Origional Movies, the second one I've seen, this one is a lot more childish per se, in that most of the others have had some pretty dark stuff in, like Robin being beaten to death with a crowbar in Batman: Under the Red Hood! See entry 35 for my notes.
It seems most of the superheroes are staying away from each other in this film, with some of them only just just appearing, however they all join together at the end to kick The Center's ass!
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Jonah Hex (2010)
Watched on the 23rd
Not many words come to mind when I think back on this other than; lame and let down. This could of been so good, especially since I have a great love for westerns and yet it was just bleak and a bit boring.
Thought I'd definitely give it a try since Josh Brolin and Michael Fassbender are great actors and like stated before, I love westerns, but also like stated before, it was lame.
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Feel like I'm the last person in the world to get to see this but I finally did it! I've wanted to see it for ages and was really excited to do so for two reasons, first, I think Tarantino is one of the best directors around at the moment and I've loved all his work(that I've seen of course), and secondly, simply because this was set to be a western, and many of my favourite films consist of westerns.
So when I finally got to see it I had high hopes, and it did not disappoint! Tarantino blows us away(or rather himself*which you'll get once you see the film) once again with another amazing piece of cinema! It's a classic blood-bath Tarantino film, that I love so much! The perfect example of this being when Django is being shot at by numerous men, but every single shot seems to hit the dead guy in front of him, who's blood pretty much re-paints the house.
The writing, directing and acting are all spot on, Christoph Waltz giving the stand out performance in my opinion, he just knows how to steal the show, much a-like he succeeded in doing in Inglourious Basterds. Samuel L. Jackson plays a great role too, getting in all the swearing needed to feed my swear o'meter, and I never knew Leonardo DiCaprio could play such a convincing bad guy! I knew he was a good actor but he really shone in this. Can't forget the lead, Jamie Foxx, although I feel he gave the weakest performance of the four big names, definitely not a bad performance, which I should stress, its just the other three were on a slightly higher level. Then there's the soundtrack, to be honest I thought it was just perfect, all the songs where played at just the right moments, so fitting, a must have for my soundtrack collection.
I also think its great that Franco Nero, who played Django in the film Django (1966) gets a cameo as well! Here he is toasting the new Django.
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People who added this item 2766 Average listal rating (1876 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
Superbad (2007)
Watched on the 24th
SO funny! Why have I not seen this before?! My brother literally got the DVD as soon as it came out and I never watched it, why?! Was so good, had me bursting with laughter the entire time. All the characters are hilarious, such a good film and a must see for any comedy lover.
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Get Smart (2008)
Watched on the 24th
Wasn't sure whether I'd enjoy this film, I think Steve Carell is pretty funny but he's not me faourite, however The Rock and Terry Crews always make me laugh so I gave it a shot! I did find myself laughing at quite a few parts and to be fair it was a pretyy decent movie with a few funny characters. Including Masi Oka who I didn't know was in this. The film gets extra points for having Anne Hathaway, she looks amazing throughout.
While I was watching the movie, one thing kept appearing in my mind, Johnny English(starring Rowan Atkinson), it felt like they literally just watched it before writing the script..
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Watched this in the middle of the night because I have FUCKING insomnia. Literally feel like Edward Norton in Fight Club right now.
Anyways the film, seen in once before and thought it was okay, but I must say it seems to of got better with a second viewing.
It's a really good comic book adaptation, which could of turned out awful but they pulled it off, and then some. The stories pretty fun, and lets face it, who wouldn't fight 7 evil exes for Mary Elizabeth Winstead? She looks amazing and her heir looks great in all hair colours as well. The rest of the cast does well too of course and the video game effects are pretty awesome.
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I ended up doing an actual review for this thats probably to long to post here, so if you're interested: Check it out, here.
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This list will contain all the films I've watched in January.

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Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Jan 2 1:34
I'd say you're off to a nice start, though I'd recommend giving Up another chance when you can give it your full attention. It's not my favorite Pixar film but it's still really good.

I'll be keeping an eye on your list!
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Jan 5 15:20
Great choice of movies.
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Jan 6 3:47
I agree Up wasn't that great of a movie. I liked how the 1st part of it was really sad, but that's about it.

Great List.
Hoping to make a list like this myself soon.
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Jan 6 5:00
3:10 to Yuma is very good indeed.
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Jan 12 23:03
I like that you have a few Jim Carrey films on here =D
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Jan 19 1:06
You have a few westerns in this list so I wonder; have you seen Django?
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Jan 22 4:09
I haven't sadly, although one of my flatmates has it on DVD so I do plan on watching it pretty soon.
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Jan 22 7:38
I love your commentary! In regards to the omission of Nightcrawler in The Last Stand - I read that the character was omitted in favor of others due to budget constraints, that they could only put so much towards special effects. It's sad really because I found the character of Nightcrawler to be the best part of the second film.
Posted: 4 years, 10 months ago at Feb 2 19:33
Glad to see you watched & loved Natural Born Killers and American History X. Agreed on Drive...good but didn't quite live up to its hype for me.

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