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on 1 Jan 2013 11:57

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People who added this item 5329  Average listal rating (3386 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating 9.2 
1. The Godfather (1972)
Watched 1/1/13

I finally got to see this masterpiece. It deserves all the praise it gets for sure.
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People who added this item 977  Average listal rating (515 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
2. Lincoln (2012)
Rewatched 1/3/13

This movie is just as good with multiple viewings. I'll never be able to watch another movie about Lincoln without comparing it to this one.
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People who added this item 531  Average listal rating (312 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.6 
3. Session 9 (2001)
Watched 1/15/13

I was bored out of my brains watching this one. That might be acceptable for a low-budget arthouse drama, but it's UN-acceptable for a horror-thriller of all things.
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People who added this item 1019  Average listal rating (643 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.3 
4. Land of the Dead (2005)
Watched 1/16/13

Not bad, but not great. More of a psychological look into the collapse of society (due to a zombie plague) than a gore-fest of People vs. Zombies.
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People who added this item 2035  Average listal rating (1403 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
5. Django: Unchained (2012)
Watched 1/26/13

I think Tarantino is overrated (still), but I have to admit that this was a pretty good movie. Django needed more dialogue in my opinion.
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People who added this item 1511  Average listal rating (994 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
6. Identity (2003)
Watched 1/26/13

Why is this movie rated so highly? It's an average horror-thriller with bad acting and a boring, predictable plot twist at the end.
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People who added this item 754  Average listal rating (484 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
7. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Watched 1/27/13

This movie is not really meant to "entertain," as most mainstream movies are - that much is clear by the latter 1/3 of the movie. Instead, this movie really makes you think.
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People who added this item 1705  Average listal rating (1125 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.7 
8. True Grit (2010)
Watched 1/28/13

Wow! I despise Westerns but loved this one, which goes to show you its positives (incredible characterization and acting) far outweighed my general distaste for Westerns.
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People who added this item 25  Average listal rating (17 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
9. Dorm (2006)
Watched 1/29/13

A touching, sentimental ghost story? Who would've thought?
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People who added this item 552  Average listal rating (373 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.3 
10. Mama (2013)
Watched 1/29/13

Not bad for PG-13 horror. The ending was extremely disappointing, however, and they overused the CGI.
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People who added this item 72  Average listal rating (53 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 5.6 
11. TerrorVision (1986)
Watched 1/30/13

I love cheesy 80s horror movies, and TerrorVision is an under-appreciated gem in the genre. I laughed throughout.
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People who added this item 104  Average listal rating (76 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 5.8 
12. The Pact (2012)
Watched 1/31/13

I really don't understand why this is rated so low. It does nothing revolutionary, sure, but it's a refreshing breath of fresh air in horror/thrillers. The protagonist is actually intelligent and likeable.
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People who added this item 1156  Average listal rating (763 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.1 
13. Hellraiser (1987)
Watched 1/31/13

Whoa. This movie is...uh...intense. Frank is definitely scarier than the Cenobites, although that thing that hangs from the ceiling is definitely nightmarish. Great special effects are in this, too.
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People who added this item 749  Average listal rating (495 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
14. Warm Bodies (2013)
Watched 2/1/13

I LOVED this. Entertaining fluff that really hit all the right notes with me. The book is much better (books usually are), but this was a pretty good adaptation of the zombie-romantic-comedy.
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People who added this item 580  Average listal rating (358 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.4 
15. Dead Snow (2009)
Watched 2/1/13

This Nazi zombies movie has almost no plot and character development, but I give it this rating for pretty good effects and great comedic timing.
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People who added this item 205  Average listal rating (119 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.2 
16. Black Sabbath (1963)
Watched 2/2/13

I know it's a horror classic and all...but it wasn't as great as I was lead to believe. The really good parts of the film weren't enough to get rid of the overall "meh" feeling.
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People who added this item 30  Average listal rating (20 ratings) 3.7  IMDB Rating 3.1 
17. Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (2012)
Watched 2/2/13

Just thinking about this movie makes me giggle. It's a low-budget knockoff of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, sure, but the effects and acting aren't THAT bad. At least it's entertaining!
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People who added this item 103  Average listal rating (73 ratings) 4.8  IMDB Rating 5.3 
18. Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011)
Watched 2/6/13

This movie was....pretty bad. I like low budget zombie movies, but there's just no excuse for awful acting and a dumb plot that takes itself way too seriously.
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People who added this item 1281  Average listal rating (841 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
19. Life Of Pi (2012)
Watched 2/7/13

An introspective view of life and loss, told in the form of an allegory. Thoughtful without being too preachy. I loved it.
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People who added this item 1327  Average listal rating (887 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
20. Evil Dead II (1987)
Watched 2/7/13

I finally got to see one of the most beloved horror camp movies of all time, and I gotta say it was pretty entertaining. Not a masterpiece compared to a lot of films, but pretty great for the horror genre.
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People who added this item 1234  Average listal rating (865 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
21. Argo (2012)
Watched 2/10/13

A thriller that's all the more thrilling because it's true. I was on the edge of my seat for a lot of it. Great acting, script, and sets.
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People who added this item 198  Average listal rating (127 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 5.7 
22. Bullet to the Head (2012)
Watched 2/10/13

Fairly average 80s-style action flick. It actually didn't use a lot of genre cliches, which I appreciated. This is a good one for the Stallone fans.
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People who added this item 1017  Average listal rating (725 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
23. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Watched 2/14/13

I thought about watching it for the lulz (seriously, just look at the name of this movie), but realized it might be awesome due to Kurt Russell and John Carpenter. After watching it, I can say it turned out to be pretty good.
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People who added this item 1472  Average listal rating (1040 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
24. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Watched 2/16/13

At the end of the day, this is still a romantic comedy, complete with a cliche rom-com ending. However...the characters are compelling enough to make this movie quite good.
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People who added this item 608  Average listal rating (358 ratings) 4.9  IMDB Rating 5.3 
25. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
Watched 2/22/13

So average, they should have not made it a "Die Hard" movie. They tried way too hard to have a plot twist on top of plot twists.
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People who added this item 2496  Average listal rating (1680 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
26. Thor (2011)
Watched 2/23/13

This was...not bad? I...actually enjoyed it? A brainless summer popcorn flick that's actually worth your time.
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People who added this item 4652  Average listal rating (3101 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
27. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Watched 2/25/13

A long scene of people talking, then a short burst of violence. Then another long scene of people talking, then a short burst of violence. Rinse and repeat. Having said that, this movie is awesome but doesn't have much replay value.
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People who added this item 24  Average listal rating (13 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 6.6 
28. Lo (2009)
Watched 3/2/13

SUPER low-budget indie flick that's very self-aware of its (somewhat) bad acting, plain sets, and low budget. The ending may be somewhat predictable but the journey to get there is quite good.
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People who added this item 425  Average listal rating (307 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.5 
29. Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Watched 3/29/13

Um, whoa. This movie is 15-20 minutes of setup and about 1.5 hours of nonstop action and tension. Sometimes, all you need is that initial plot set up then you can turn off your brain, sit back, and enjoy!
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People who added this item 7134  Average listal rating (4701 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
30. Jurassic Park (1993)
Rewatched 4/13/13

Just as good now as it was 20 years ago. I never got a chance to see it in theaters back in the day, so it was pretty special for me to be able to watch this on the big screen.
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People who added this item 834  Average listal rating (577 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
31. Oblivion (2013)
Watched 4/26/13

A "really good" sci-fi flick. Not great, not groundbreaking, but I left the theater feeling satisfied. I wish sci-fi movies with better plots (i.e. Moon) had the special effects budget of this movie.
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People who added this item 1382  Average listal rating (820 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
32. Iron Man 3 (2013)
Watched 5/3/13

Gadgets, explosions, and Iron Man being his snarky self. A rather good attempt at closing this trilogy, and it makes me want to see more from this franchise.
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People who added this item 1247  Average listal rating (665 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.3 
33. The Great Gatsby (2013)
Watched 5/10/13

The first 30-45 minutes are butchered by the director's monstrous ego and placement of illogical music, scenery, and acting. The latter 2 hours are actually quite brilliant.
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People who added this item 395  Average listal rating (235 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 5.9 
34. The Host (2013)
Watched 5/12/13

A competent attempt at adapting the book, I guess. They put in all the kissing scenes without adding any character development or realizing that none of the actors have chemistry with each other whatsoever...
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People who added this item 1014  Average listal rating (684 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
35. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Watched 5/17/13

Let me just get it out there right now, I loooove Benedict Cumberbatch. Great action, acting, and plot, and of course Benedict steals the show.
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People who added this item 1266  Average listal rating (892 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.1 
36. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Watched 5/27/13

A very, very good movie but not a modern masterpiece as some are calling it. Yeah, it subverts a lot of horror genre cliches but at the same time falls prey to the same tropes it is supposed to be parodying.
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People who added this item 219  Average listal rating (144 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.1 
37. Grave Encounters (2011)
Watched 5/28/13

A documentary-style horror film that's actually very believable for the first half. The encounters with the ghostly apparitions weren't anything super special, though.
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People who added this item 66  Average listal rating (41 ratings) 4.7  IMDB Rating 5.1 
38. Grave Encounters 2 (2012)
Watched 5/29/13

Fairly average sequel that still manages some scares. Definitely recommended, though, if you liked the first one due to the continuation of the overall story.
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People who added this item 2328  Average listal rating (1481 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
39. Carrie (1976)
Watched 6/1/13

This movie wasn't really at all what I was expecting. I blame the Stephen King source material, which is actually quite good as his horror works are actually about something and have a point.
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People who added this item 572  Average listal rating (384 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 5.9 
40. The Fourth Kind (2009)
Watched 6/2/13

A very "meh" kind of documentary-style horror film that had enough creepy moments to keep me interested. I liked how the "dramatization" was often side by side the "real" movie footage segments.
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People who added this item 381  Average listal rating (240 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 5.6 
41. The Ward (2010)
Watched 6/2/13

This is one of those times the ending completely ruins everything that came before. I like how the ghost is very visible almost from the get-go...that was a nice change of pace.
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People who added this item 3566  Average listal rating (2295 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.7 
42. GoodFellas (1990)
Watched 6/6/13

People rate this one up there with "The Godfather" in terms of mafia dramas. I can understand the comparison, but this movie left a little something to be desired.
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People who added this item 187  Average listal rating (126 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating 5.9 
43. My Life in Ruins (2009)
Watched 6/12/13

This could not be more of a cliche romantic comedy if it tried. I actually watched this on a tour bus while in Italy, so it made it a little bit more relevant to me.
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People who added this item 711  Average listal rating (455 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.5 
44. Slither (2006)
Watched 6/15/13

Very average movie all around. As a horror B-movie, it tried a little too hard to be funny, but the special effects were appropriately gross.
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People who added this item 994  Average listal rating (605 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.4 
45. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Watched 6/16/13

A beautiful but thoroughly depressing masterpiece. You don't have to be a scholar of cinema to appreciate this one. It's amazing how the addition of the young son can completely change the tone of this movie.
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People who added this item 1207  Average listal rating (773 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
46. Man of Steel (2013)
Watched 6/16/13

I actually cried during this movie because I felt so uplifted. A movie has never done that to me before. It's a flawed movie to be sure, but an excellent superhero film.
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People who added this item 260  Average listal rating (143 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.1 
47. Waiting for Forever (2010)
Watched 6/21/13

Cliche romantic comedy...I only watched it because I was in the mood to watch a romcom. I actually liked it, though.
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People who added this item 101  Average listal rating (59 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.6 
48. TiMER (2009)
Watched 6/22/13

Although it's a romantic dramedy, it didn't have a predictable ending, which I thoroughly appreciated.
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People who added this item 1083  Average listal rating (719 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
49. World War Z (2013)
Watched 6/23/13

Overall, not bad. It was entertaining enough and had a large quantity of zombies, which is all I really expected when I went into the theater.
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People who added this item 893  Average listal rating (582 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
50. Now You See Me (2013)
Watched 7/5/13

Surprisingly good popcorn flick. Not deep, not emotional, but fairly entertaining, which means the movie does its job.
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