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2011 In Film - Best to Worst.

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People who added this item 1672  Average listal rating (1003 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.6 
1. Hugo (2011)
BEST FILM OF 2011!


One sentence review: Obviously, this is the most different film that Martin Scorsese has ever made throughout his 30+ year career, but he goes to whole new dimensions with his latest masterpiece as Hugo provides alongside a very impressive ensemble cast a fascinating in-sight of the history of cinema, stunning visual effects that makes 3D actually worth the money and a very heartfelt story for all ages.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 1103  Average listal rating (670 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.3 
2. Shame (2011)

One sentence review: Shame provides literally everything there is to know about sex as it's filmed with a Stanley Kubrick-like style and features fantastic Oscar worthy performances from Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan that make it emotional but at the same time psychologically disturbing to watch.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 1281  Average listal rating (776 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
3. The Artist (2011)

One sentence review: A silent film made in 2011 that is set in the 1920s became a very unique idea but, The Artist captures the reality of it being a 1920s silent film and is a film that is charming, funny, emotional and is all-round magical ride featuring outstanding Oscar winning (in my opinion) performances from Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo that is guaranteed to overshadow most of the other films at the upcoming Academy Awards.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 2906  Average listal rating (1734 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

One sentence review: Being a child of the 90s and going up with the Harry Potter films and having read all of the books, this is an epic, emotional and exhilirating finale to the franchise that defined this generation, and will surely make you shed a tear or two.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 953  Average listal rating (565 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.5 
5. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

One sentence review: It may be a beautifully crafted film that was filmed, acted, written and produced at Oscar-worthy level, but this film really is one of the most gut-retching, intense and psychologically disturbing films in recent memory that should be a strong Oscar favourite for a few awards.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 1710  Average listal rating (1047 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

One sentence review: Quite honestly, having the audacity to remake an American version of the Swedish film based upon the Swedish novel is not a wise idea especially after how recent the Swedish version was, but miraculously David Fincher with Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer etc provide us with a beautifully executed remake that perhaps doesn't surpass the previous version but executes and relives it's brilliance exquisitely.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 1508  Average listal rating (802 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.7 
7. The Tree of Life (2011)

One sentence review: Having said that not everybody is going to like this film due to the eerie surreal and experimental concepts, The Tree Of Life is a beautiful story that expresses a very strong point of view about life, and a result of this, makes itself worthy as the latest landmark of cinema and a strong contender for Best Picture at the 84th Academy Awards.

FULL REVIEW HERE.

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People who added this item 1055  Average listal rating (709 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
8. The Descendants (2011)

One sentence review: From the director of Sideways and About Schmidt comes a very up-close and personal, sensitive drama featuring yet another remarkable yet different performance from Hollywood gem George Clooney, a breakthrough in the young career of Shailene Woodley, beautiful concepts within Hawaii and a very heartfelt message that could make you weep for a long time.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 1353  Average listal rating (850 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
9. 50/50 (2011)

One sentence review: A comedy about cancer is perhaps the most forbidden idea for a film but despite that, 50/50 is a very emotional film with brilliant performances (especially from Gordon-Levitt) and has a few laughs.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 295  Average listal rating (163 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
10. Tyrannosaur (2011)

One sentence review: Paddy Considine makes an absolutely fantastic directorial and individual screenwriting debut in a feature film that is psychologically disturbing with fantastic performances and is perhaps the best British film of 2011.

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People who added this item 844  Average listal rating (487 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
11. War Horse (2011)

One sentence review: The legendary Steven Spielberg directs his second feature film of 2011 and provides us with a story that is heart-melting and incredibly emotional to watch but also one that's quite horrific and intense as it expresses the horror of war and becomes one of Spielberg's finest films!

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 255  Average listal rating (135 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
12. Arthur Christmas (2011)

One sentence review: Aardman Animations rise and shine once again with their latest film (their first alongside Sony Pictures Entertainment) and provides us with a hilarious, heart-warming and a visually stunning adventure that is another treasured and magical film to watch around the Christmas season.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 1493  Average listal rating (1025 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
13. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

One sentence review: Despite not being a huge admirer of the Planet Of The Apes franchise, this is an absolutely fantastic reboot that has resurrected the series.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 1598  Average listal rating (1040 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.5 
14. Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

One sentence review: An impressive ensemble cast merge together in a deeply inspiring film that will make its viewers laugh and cry.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 217  Average listal rating (136 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.8 
15. The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)

One sentence review: Being a huge fan of the series, I knew I was going to love this anyway but it honours the series and is one of the most loved comedies that gives the boys a strong and heart-warming yet disastrous farewell.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 2414  Average listal rating (1614 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
16. X-Men: First Class (2011)

One sentence review: The X-Men series was dead after X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but now that this prequel has come out, a series has been reborn into what could be a prequel trilogy.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 236  Average listal rating (131 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.3 
17. Winnie the Pooh (2011)

One sentence review: Although I knew I was going to love this seeing as I loved the old Disney films as a child, this is a beautiful trip down memory lane that should win Best Animated Picture at the 84th Academy Awards.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 1599  Average listal rating (1039 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.5 
18. Source Code (2011)

One sentence review: After the fantastic film that was Moon, Duncan Jones brings us his second feature film and blows us away once more with intense and gripping entertainment!

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 845  Average listal rating (532 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.2 
19. Carnage (2011)

One sentence review: Academy Award winning director Roman Polanski (The Pianist, Chinatown, Rosemary's Baby) gives us his latest film that is very different to what he has previously worked on and gives us an outrageously hilarious black-comedy that features 3 out of 4 Academy Award winning actors that is one of the most underrated films of 2011.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 2077  Average listal rating (1429 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
20. Drive (2011)

One sentence review: Considering that this received unexpected yet huge critical success and not feeling the complete hype that Drive has gained, it is still a very intense, exciting and visually artistic film that is a very enjoyable film to watch.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 546  Average listal rating (331 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.1 
21. We Bought a Zoo (2011)

One sentence review: Matt Damon in a family film isn't something that regularly happens but having said this, he goes somewhere different alongside Scarlett Johansson and three talented youngsters to create an emotional and heartwarming story that's an inspiration and will make you smile from start to finish.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 729  Average listal rating (376 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
22. My Week with Marilyn (2011)

One sentence review: Although I couldn't see anything going seriously wrong with My Week With Marilyn anyway, it is truly a great film with fantastic performances from Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh alongside Eddie Redmayne, Judi Dench, Julia Ormond and a nice surprise appearance from Harry Potter star Emma Watson.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 1862  Average listal rating (1230 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.7 
23. Midnight in Paris (2011)

One sentence review: Midnight In Paris may be Woody Allen's approximately 20th romantic-comedy, but it delivers it's short and sweet taste that was beautifully filmed, and makes it Allen's best film in years.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 1181  Average listal rating (774 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
24. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

One sentence review: Pixar Animation Studios director Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) goes somewhere entirely different and achieves a huge breakthrough in his career as he brings forth the latest Mission: Impossible instalment and turns it into an intense, explosive and exhilarating thrill-ride that perhaps hasn't concluded the series just yet.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 848  Average listal rating (579 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.1 
25. Real Steel (2011)

One sentence review: Immediately appearing like Transformers but set in the future, is a boxing film and features the amazing Hugh Jackman, so with this in mind, Real Steel provides what you wouldn't normally expect and is truly fantastic for what it is: a piece of pure entertainment.

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People who added this item 653  Average listal rating (420 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.4 
26. Fright Night (2011)

One sentence review: This looked like a traditional vampire film with tons of blood and gore that we have seen time and time again, but featuring that with many laughs and great performances from particularly Colin Farrell and David Tennant, it is a really good piece of fun filled with laughs and suspense.

REVIEW COMING SOON..
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People who added this item 1148  Average listal rating (694 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
27. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

One sentence review: First of all, you simply cannot go wrong with Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg working together on a film, but considering that I didn't know much about the Tintin comics before watching the film, I found it a visually stunning and entertaining adventure that is an excellent build-up to the sequel.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 923  Average listal rating (539 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.7 
28. Puss in Boots (2011)

One sentence review: Now that the Shrek series has now been placed on the shelf and has drawn to a close, expectations were mixed with this spin-off prequel but having said that, Puss In Boots was surprisingly a very entertaining, exciting and magical film that takes you through the different adventures into the worlds of classic fairy tales.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 730  Average listal rating (508 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
29. Warrior (2011)

One sentence review: Although Warrior initially appeared like a vintage in-ring sports film like Rocky, Raging Bull, Million Dollar Baby, Cinderella Man, The Wrestler and The Fighter, it is a very good film but it perhaps isn't anything different and does have one or two flaws.

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People who added this item 1341  Average listal rating (939 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.9 
30. Horrible Bosses (2011)

One sentence review: With its impressive ensemble cast behind it, Horrible Bosses is an absolutely hilarious and unique black-comedy that deserves to be a strong candidate at the upcoming Golden Globe Awards for Best Picture Musical/Comedy.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 1265  Average listal rating (838 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.9 
31. Bridesmaids (2011)

One sentence review: Immediate impressions are generally that it's just another chick-flick but it, unlike Sex And The City, has a soul and is surprisingly very affectionate and fun film to watch that is a good laugh for both males and females.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 2496  Average listal rating (1652 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
32. Thor (2011)

One sentence review: Kenneth Branagh as director was perhaps the strangest decision in a very long time, but he manages to pull off another fantastic Marvel achievement that is an exciting build-up to The Avengers.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 1119  Average listal rating (623 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
33. Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

One sentence review: The most spectacular aspect about Kung Fu Panda 2 was not only that it turned out a very entertaining and fresh sequel, but also it honors exactly what we witnessed in the first film and has, therefore, opened up a possible franchise of kung fu that we could be seeing in years to come.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 1122  Average listal rating (734 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
34. Paul (2011)

One sentence review: Exactly like Hot Fuzz and Shaun Of The Dead, this is another great Pegg-Frost collaboration that makes itself worthy as one of the most entertaining films of the year.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 1020  Average listal rating (677 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.8 
35. Insidious (2010)

One sentence review: From the director and co-creator of Saw comes a traditional horror film that gives you exactly what you'd normally expect by mixing The Exorcist, Paranormal Activity and Poltergeist together, and as a result, it has become of the most terrifying films of this generation.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 1076  Average listal rating (682 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.1 
36. The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

One sentence review: First, you cannot go wrong with Matt Damon in a Bourne-like thriller, but by mixing that with a uniquely creative science fiction dialogue comes a fresh and amazingly-crafted piece of entertainment.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 870  Average listal rating (545 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
37. Unknown (2011)

One sentence review: Considering that this could easily be misunderstood as a possible link from Taken (also starring Liam Neeson), this was a lot more entertaining featuring a very smart dialogue with many twists and turns.

FULL REVIEW HERE.

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People who added this item 210  Average listal rating (86 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.2 
38. The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

One sentence review: Although it does have it's references of "deep blue sea", this will obviously at first be completely misunderstood as a film to do with sea creatures but it's another fantastically executed but EXTREMELY underrated drama with an Oscar-worthy performance from Rachel Weisz and a great performance from Tom Hiddleston and shows us about the consequences and the personal effects of suicide.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 678  Average listal rating (430 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.2 
39. The Muppets (2011)

One sentence review: Being one who actually never grew up watching The Muppets and had only started watching them most recently, expectations were average but typically this new installment in the series became something that is just fresh and fun to just sit down and enjoy.

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People who added this item 594  Average listal rating (338 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.4 
40. The Iron Lady (2011)

One sentence review: To be perfectly honest, to be able to get the full enjoyment out of watching The Iron Lady, you really don't need to be part of the Conservative Party nor to like Margaret Thatcher as Meryl Streep gives yet another outstanding performance that could make her another step closer to earning a well-deserved third Academy Award win.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 966  Average listal rating (621 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.6 
41. Moneyball (2011)

One sentence review: Moneyball perhaps isn't your typical depressing and violent sports film like Raging Bull, The Wrestler, The Fighter and Million Dollar Baby, but it's an easier-going and slightly warmer sports film like The Damned United, The Blind Side, Bend It Like Beckham and Invictus that features another fantastic performance from Brad Pitt and a breakthrough performance from Jonah Hill.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 547  Average listal rating (377 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.6 
42. Attack the Block (2011)

One sentence review: A very ridiculous dialogue, but this is like Shaun Of The Dead but with chavs: hilarious and gory!

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People who added this item 886  Average listal rating (475 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
43. Water for Elephants (2011)

One sentence review: Despite it stars Robert Pattinson (on the bright side stars Christoph Waltz), this was the biggest surprise in 2011 and is a beautiful heartwarmer.

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People who added this item 486  Average listal rating (315 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.3 
44. Johnny English Reborn (2011)

One sentence review: Absolutely loved the first film and remember laughing so much at the cinema when I was 12 years old, and once again lightning has struck twice with this fresh and hilarious sequel.

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People who added this item 1100  Average listal rating (704 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 5.9 
45. The Green Hornet (2011)

One sentence review: I'm ashamed to admit that despite the negative reviews that this has received, I found this a hilarious and fresh piece of entertainment with good performances, especially from Christoph Waltz.

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People who added this item 977  Average listal rating (586 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.2 
46. Scream 4 (2011)

One sentence review: Although this is the first Scream film in 11 years and perhaps wasn't required, but it is a decent fourth instalment that is enjoyable to watch and isn't anything to take seriously.

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People who added this item 1945  Average listal rating (1304 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.8 
47. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

One sentence review: This turned out just like Thor: a surprisingly fantastic Marvel achievement that is a great final build-up to The Avengers.

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People who added this item 1767  Average listal rating (1070 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.5 
48. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

One sentence review: In 2009, Guy Ritchie, Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law gave us film that does have its flaws but is nothing more than a fresh piece of entertainment, and this is almost exactly what we got with this sequel but this time, it's provided with a darker story, a more eerie tone and Stephen Fry, so it is a rare sequel that has surpassed it's predecessor.

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People who added this item 1531  Average listal rating (1011 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
49. Super 8 (2011)

One sentence review: After the extraordinary trailer, it looked like it could be a masterpiece but it wasn't anything that we hadn't seen before and it became the biggest disappointment of 2011, although it was still enjoyable to watch.

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People who added this item 249  Average listal rating (164 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.9 
50. Sanctum (2011)

One sentence review: Having said that James Cameron was one of the producers and Sanctum was filmed beautifully, is a must-see in 3D and blu-ray and still a good bit of fun all around, but it still remains incredibly corny as far as script, characters and acting are concerned.

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Sep 21 15:45
Personally, I want a sequel to First Class, if it's as good as the first, not just a commercial stuff.
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Sep 21 15:46
Yeah, I'd like to see one too. There are places where there could be a sequel, but in other parts, there are moments where there doesn't need to be another one.
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Dec 22 11:02
Impressive selection!
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Dec 22 11:04
Thank you. There are more that I need to see, though. Not only Oscar contenders but others earlier in the year that are just for entertainment.
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Dec 22 20:16
One Man's 2 Cents: I disagree on Rango and Completely agree on Sucker Punch. The Transformers movies are ridiculous. To expect anything from them but endless CGI and barely tolerable interaction, on the part of the live cast, with it is setting one's self up for tremendous disappointment. Some of these I have yet to see. Tyrannosaur & We Need to Talk About Kevin I will be looking into. Thanks for listing them.
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Dec 23 3:59
I agree with you with you in all your selection
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Jan 23 12:30
...Completely agree on Sucker Punch [2]

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