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Added by talia_sparkle on 1 Jan 2012 02:27
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People who added this item 2275 Average listal rating (1514 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
Stardust (2007)
Confusing, farcical and bizarre, Stardust is a mess. But stick with it and it's an enjoyable mess. Extra points for that scene with De Niro in a dress.
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People who added this item 3340 Average listal rating (2216 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Never ages, never bores. Perfect performances, perfect songs. This film will live forever.
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People who added this item 4457 Average listal rating (3155 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.4
WALL·E (2008)
The first third of Wall-E is utter perfection, channeling Chaplin and Keaton with silent movie prowess.
The rest is charming but the environmental message is so overt it's a bit cloying.
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Sturdy adaptation of the first HP book. Solid performances throughout but a lot of the special effects haven't aged well, and the ending is always a bit of an anti-climax.
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People who added this item 1093 Average listal rating (682 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
This film doesn't know what it is. Comedy, romance or plain farce?
Some really hilarious classic Carrey moments, but features so many (almost offensive) gay stereotypes that it annoyed somewhat.
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People who added this item 440 Average listal rating (239 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Nowhere Boy (2009)
Occasionally moving biopic of John Lennon's early life.
Features some great performances, especially from Kristin Scott Thomas and Anne Marie Duff, but ultimately feels culture-lite.
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People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Superb black and white short combining laughs and suspense, with an excellent cast with Michael Fassbender and Liam Cunningham.
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 0
Revelations (2011)
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 7.4
Asylum (2011)
Comedy drama focusing on asylum seekers in Britain. This short doesn't quite hit the mark with its switching between realism and farce. The production values also let it down somewhat.
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 3 IMDB Rating 0
Spoilt Broth (2010)
Repetitive and irritating, this short film tries to hard to be cool,and only fails.
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 6.5
Orrible (2011)
One joke comedic short where a foul mouthed chav talks constantly to anyone who'll listen. Reasonably amusing yet needs a conclusion.
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Hilarious and original animated short featuring, well, a man in a cat. Some real gross moments and utter bizarreness add to its charm.
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 6.4
A short with a crazy plot and shock ending. Another name to watch.
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 10 IMDB Rating 0
Tequila (2011)
Possibly the funniest and unexpected short I've ever seen. It may only be a few minutes long but it's genius.
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People who added this item 1327 Average listal rating (860 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
The Artist (2011)
Believe the hype. The Artist is perfect in every way. Funny, moving, beautiful and inspiring. Jean Dujardin is really one to watch.
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People who added this item 1664 Average listal rating (1143 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Source Code (2011)
Oh dear. Duncan Jones blew me away with Moon, and then exasperates me with following it up with this dull thriller. It has no personality, and no real suspense, and I figured out who did it on the first "play" of events.
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People who added this item 728 Average listal rating (518 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Pandorum (2009)
Watchable sci-fi horror with genuinely horrible monsters, Pandorum is trying to be the new Alien. Of course, it doesn't even come close, but it's reasonably enjoyable silliness.
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People who added this item 1903 Average listal rating (1257 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
Uneven and uninspiring adaptation of the wonderful Philip Pullman novel. Dodgy CGI adds to its failings. A real shame.
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People who added this item 1389 Average listal rating (856 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Ponyo (2008)
Disappointing Ghibli animation that lacks the magic present in so many other Miyazaki films. Some cute moments are there but I lost interest halfway through and found the ending a bit strange.
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6
Black Pond (2011)
Dark and odd film loosely following a murder investigation in the suburbs, when two strangers meet by chance on a walk and spend two days together. The limited locations really work and great turns from the two leads help this become one of the more interesting debut films I've seen.
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Flashy, funny and a riot of action, this sequel meets expectations for fans of the first film. Both Downey Jnr and Law have their characters down pat now and are clearly having a ball, ricocheting off each other with aplomb. The plot is more solid and Jared Harris' turn as Moriarty is a delight as he proves a formidable foe for Holmes.
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People who added this item 1576 Average listal rating (1039 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Fighter (2010)
Melancholy biopic focusing on the lives of two boxer brothers, it concentrates mostly on the drug addiction problems of Dicky rather than his up and coming brother Micky (you couldn't make those names up!), but that is its strength. A towerhouse performance from Bale, and a happy ending brings it all nicely together.
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People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.3
Demon Seed (1977)
Ridiculous yet actually quite chilling sci-fi nightmare of Artificial Intelligence gone haywire.
Julie Christie does well considering she's the only person on screen for the most part, but bad special effects let it down.
Great sinister ending though.
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People who added this item 801 Average listal rating (535 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.6
Mostly pointless "updating" of a tired horror franchise, at least it carries on from the original film and isn't just a remake.
Mostly unscary but does feature a reasonably likeable cast and may ensure even more sequels for Jason Voorhees.
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People who added this item 1153 Average listal rating (761 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Shame (2011)
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People who added this item 921 Average listal rating (591 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Touching, sweet and very funny love story that focuses on the unusual relationship between a young man and an 80 year old woman. Full of pitch perfect moments and dark comedy, it reinforces your faith in love.
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People who added this item 276 Average listal rating (155 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
Franklyn (2008)
A real mess of a sci-fi/psychological drama that flits between fantasy and reality to the point of annoyance. Even a good turn by Sam Riley and other cast members cannot save it.
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.1
This short from the guy who brought us Garth Margenghi is in a similar vein - a pastiche of a popular genre - here 1970s cop films.
Brilliantly shot and portrayed, I wish it was feature length.
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People who added this item 401 Average listal rating (269 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
The Howling (1981)
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People who added this item 33 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Xala (1975)
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People who added this item 2945 Average listal rating (2113 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Kick-Ass (2010)
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People who added this item 1648 Average listal rating (1104 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 3462 Average listal rating (2464 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 118 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Life Is Sweet (1990)
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People who added this item 2087 Average listal rating (1508 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
The Rock (1996)
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.6
Go to Blazes (1962)
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People who added this item 1091 Average listal rating (781 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Read my full review here:
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People who added this item 541 Average listal rating (355 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5
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People who added this item 50 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
Chuck & Buck (2000)
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People who added this item 623 Average listal rating (480 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 385 Average listal rating (206 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 278 Average listal rating (214 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Westworld (1973)
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People who added this item 106 Average listal rating (74 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 79 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.8
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People who added this item 250 Average listal rating (161 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 5
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People who added this item 1864 Average listal rating (1273 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.6
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Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Sep 10 16:23
WOW! You have watched a lot of movies so far this year. Some good choices too. Nice list!

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