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2012 Movie Diary - August

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August 1st

Just one film, a first time viewing.
It completely destroyed the franchise. It's a franchise ruiner, it ruins people's franchises!! Honestly, everything about completely disregards all previous instalments. I mean, did the makers of this even see the original? My guess: no. It's a massive pile of 'whatthefuck,' SO confusing and stupid. There was on scene I liked. One scene.
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August 5th

One film, a first time viewing.
The whole thing kind of went over my head a little bit, but the acting is definitely as amazing as everyone says it is! Vivien Leigh is just.. wow.. no words honestly!! Also, I've never seen a Marlon Brando film before.. he was definitely more than just a sexy man. He was an extremely mature and talented and sexy man! :D I have never read/seen the play, so it was a completely new production to me and I think it would honestly have benefited if I'd seen it on stage before. I'd probably understand it. But if you're looking for "old-age-Hollywood" acting at its best, then definitely watch this.
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August 6th

Three films today, two first time viewings.
People who added this item 356 Average listal rating (230 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Really really liked it!! Not as good as Some Like It Hot but better than Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Marilyn-wise.. I loved Betty Grable too! I don't think Lauren Bacall was as good though.. I'd really need to see more of her movies. And like my sister said, whatever she did she just epitomised the word "villain," her face, her voice, so evil.. Weird.
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I LOVE Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler in this so much!! I found Diane Keaton a little annoying though.. It's so witty! And strangely realistic.. I also love a bit of Dame Maggie Smith was sad that we didn't get more Stockard Channing.. But oh well, it is what it is.. And me likey!!
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Wow, drama.com! The acting in this film is AMAZING. I loved Jennifer Lawrence and Charlize Theron especially. I think the story is very well written and the way it all plays out, in un-chronological order towards the big reveal is fantastic!! Kim Basinger annoyed me, but she was only one little piece of a massive jigsaw puzzle that ended up making a thoroughly enjoyable film.
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August 9th

Just one film, a first time viewing.
People who added this item 1723 Average listal rating (1087 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Holy shit there is some fantastic acting in this film.. Amy Adams and Christian Bale were my favourites. I was really glad that Mr B won his Oscar, although I feel Melissa Leo stole hers from Amy, not happy!! I was also pretty pissed off that Mark Wahlberg got ignored.. But oh well, life's a bitch.
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August 10th

Just one film again, another first time viewing.
I think I will always remember this film, but I have no idea why!! It just stuck with me.. Molly Ringwald is amazing, I can't believe she was only 16 when she made this! It's so funny, and then it's kind of sad, but not for too long cos then everyone laughs again! I absolutely LOVED it!
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August 14th

3 films, all Disney :D
People who added this item 5137 Average listal rating (3363 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
I love this film! The songs, the characters, the humour, it's wonderful. Especially Robin Williams, hilarious!
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People who added this item 3098 Average listal rating (1892 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Of course I love it, it's a classic! Are you insane? Not one of the funniest Disney movies and it doesn't have AMAZING musical numbers, but there are moments of sheer genius, both comedic and methodical. LOVE Verna Felton's characters, they're always the best! And the Fairy Godmother is certainly no exception.


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Probably the funniest film of the Disney chronology, especially the villain Yzma, voiced by the late Eartha Kitt. It's so farcical, and cheeky, and downright hilarious! I love it.
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August 15th

4 films, all first time viewings. Including all 3 Alfred Hitchcock-Grace Kelly collaborations.
People who added this item 212 Average listal rating (121 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.5
Okay, obviously the acting wasn't amazing. But that's not what these movies are about. It's about the art. The dance was amazing, the people were sexy, it had much more of a storyline than I expected. And to be honest, it's probably the most fun you can have watching a movie.
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People who added this item 2643 Average listal rating (1774 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.5
Honest.com: the first Hitchcock film I've ever seen. Also, one of the best films I've ever seen!! I absolutely loved it!! Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter and James Stewart are all absolutely amazing!! I love the mystery of it, the sinister ambience that you get. The music helps set the scene brilliantly and it's so realistic, which is probably the most mind-blowing thing about it. WATCH IT!
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Not as good as Rear Window, but another good performance from Grace Kelly, especially during the "murder" scene! Blew me away to be honest.. This one's a little less realistic as well, but it's still a decent film, and an enjoyable one too.
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In comparison, it's utter balls. I didn't enjoy it much, and it was a little boring. I found it hard to focus on, which meant I couldn't really take in the story. Which is a shame, I'm sure it would've quite interesting..
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August 17th

Just one film, a first time viewing.
People who added this item 889 Average listal rating (587 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
I think I expected a little more from this.. Not sure why, but it had Timothy Olyphant in it, which is always good. ALWAYS. I suppose as horror movies go, this is quite well written and shit.. Yeah, I liked it :)
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August 19th

3 films, two were first time viewings.
I loved Kate Hudson and Joan Cusack, as well as Abigail Breslin! They were wonderful, but everyone else.. Not so much.. They were nice, but nothing special. I think the story is so cute, it's really moving, the way a family can love each other. Not the best film I've seen but not one of the worst..
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People who added this item 2512 Average listal rating (1623 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
OVERRATED!! I liked it, but I expected a lot more from all the hype surrounding it.. Kind of disappointed. However, a 16 year old Josh Brolin was sexy as fuck. Wow! The film was good though, entertaining and witty. I liked it, but I wanted to love it.
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People who added this item 1974 Average listal rating (1212 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
I wish I'd watched this more as a child, it's really quite lovely, and hilarious, though I think Maid Marian is absolutely useless. I really liked it, it far too underrated and people need to watch it!!
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August 20th

Just one film, another first time viewing.
The acting is the best thing about this film, the script is beautiful but the performances really bring it to life!! Helen Hunt is genuinely breathtaking and won an Oscar for her role, so did Jack Nicholson! :) Greg Kinnear was also a beautiful performance. You should definitely watch it!! Definitely.
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August 21st

One of my favourites.
People who added this item 1564 Average listal rating (903 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
I absolutely adore this! Amazing cast, catchy songs, great story, what more do you want?!?
If y'all aint seen it, you aint lived!

The cast were nominated for a Screen Actors Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, but lost to the cast of No Country For Old Men. (BOO!)
So, this stellar, SAG nominated cast includes:
Christopher Walken, John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer, (Sex God) James Marsden, Amanda Bynes, Brittany Snow, (Sex God) Zac Efron, Allison Janney, (Sex God)Elijah Kelley and Nicki Blonsky as Tracy Turnblad.
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August 22nd

A favourite and a first time viewing.
People who added this item 2493 Average listal rating (1552 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
I absolutely fucking loved it! Without a doubt one of the best movie musicals I've ever seen, and what an amazing cast! Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, John C. Reilly, Queen Latifah, Christine Baranski, Lucy Liu...


I couldn't help but notice that Catherine was so much better at dancing than Renée was...
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People who added this item 1858 Average listal rating (1267 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7
Ted (2012)
Without a doubt, the funniest film I have ever seen!! It's absolutely wonderful!! So dirty.. Seth MacFarlane is a complete genius. Mila Kunis is brilliant, also, Mark Wahlberg's accent is adorable.. and funny. Just everything about it is funny! And can I just say, these "9/11 jokes" that everyone is condemning it for? They are not offensive, they don't for one instant say that 9/11 was funny or that it was a good thing and if you've seen it you'll know what I mean. Plus, to make everything even better, we see Mark Wahlberg's arse!! Yum.
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August 25th

Just one film.
Not seen this film in a long time, which is a shame. It's really quite good. Johnny Depp, Alan Rickman and Sacha Baron Cohen are brilliant, as is Helena Bonham Carter although she's not the best singer.. And I'm gonna say it: Jamie Campbell Bower is UGLY!! People need to understand this. Anyway, it's creepy and haunting and the songs give you chills and shizzle.. Watch it if you've got the stomach!!
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August 26th

2 of my absolute favourite films.
My absolute favourite Disney movie, possibly my favourite anything movie EVER. I absolutely fucking adore it! It's so good! I've grown up with it. Since it was released 5 years before my birth I've always had it on VHS and although I've unforgivably forgotten about it in recent years, it's suddenly crept back into my life, and I couldn't be happier. I love the story, the songs, the characters, the everything! I'll stop now before I break my computer...

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People who added this item 2481 Average listal rating (1460 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Fuck me! Wow this is fantastic. I bloody loved it, loved it. The story, the acting (which unfortunately passed under the radar a bit) from an amazing cast, consisting of: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy (who made me want to do dirty things to him in this, the little hottie), Saoirse Ronan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juno Temple, Romola Garai, Vanessa Redgrave, etc. And I loved the sets, the locations were breathtaking!

In short a fantastic film that I can't recommend enough! FLAWLESS.
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August 27th

2 films, both first time viewings.
People who added this item 1516 Average listal rating (915 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
HOTHOTHOTHOT!!! I loved it, Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis have some of the best chemistry I've ever seen!! Beautiful people. Absolutely beautiful.. Also, I adored Woody Harrelson!! Hilarious hilarious man, plays gay well. The script is fantastic, well-balanced and hearty and the performances are so true-to-life!
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People who added this item 1422 Average listal rating (825 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
Hmm, it's decent, Ashton Kutcher is a sex God, Jake Johnson is hilarious and I love Natalie Portman.. but this is probably the worst performance I've seen her in, I felt like she just wanted to have fun to get over Black Swan, but nonetheless she's still good! I enjoyed the film, but when it comes down to these inevitable comparisons, it's not as realistic, sexy or heartfelt as Friends With Benefits...
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Ausgust 28th

2 films, one was a first time viewing.
People who added this item 45 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.7
Sparkle (2012)
Blimey, Jordin Sparks can act! So could Whitney Houston (R.I.P. gone but never forgotten x), I haven't seen The Bodygaurd but she blew me away in this! I miss her, I really do.. It's a nice film, good songs, kind of weak story and a bit like a copy of Dreamgirls but I liked it.
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People who added this item 1457 Average listal rating (880 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Love it, such a cute and funny film! Leslie Mann is fierce, Zac Efron is sexy and Thomas Lennon is hilarious. Genius script too!
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August 29th

2 films, one first time viewing.
People who added this item 1026 Average listal rating (620 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
I love Audrey Hepburn!! She has something that nobody else can bring to the screen like she used to. And Humphrey Bogart did well supporting her, although since this is the only film of his I've seen I can't really judge him properly on his acting... Loved this, see it! :)
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People who added this item 1706 Average listal rating (1074 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Jodie Foster kicks all the ass! Definitely one of the best actresses around. Peter Sarsgaard is also fantastic! It's thrilling from start to finish, lots of plot twists and dramatic moments. I think above all though, it's about a mother's love and how far she will go for her child.
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August 30th

Just one film, a first time viewing.
I really wanted it to be funnier, and a little more outrageous, but oh well it was the 50's.. It is funny, and it is cheeky and it is a bit, what's the word? I dunno, just expected something more I'm afraid..
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August 31st

One film, another first time viewing.
Underwhelming. Didn't really get it.. Also, how was Juliette Binoche (who won a well-deserved Oscar for this film) only a supporting role? She was in like, 70% of the film!! Kristin Scott Thomas was much less of a leading actress than her.. But both and Ralph Fiennes gave brilliant performances! I liked the script, could've had a bit more impact but what can you do? Oh! I also liked Naveen Andrews even though I detest him in Lost.
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In Summary:
Oldest Film - Cinderella (1950)
Most Recent Film - Ted (2012)
My Favourite Film - Atonement
My Least Favourite Film - Alien: Resurrection
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Listal Top Rated - Rear Window (8.5)
Listal Bottom Rated - Raising Helen (5.6)
IMDb Top Rated - Rear Window (8.7)
IMDb Bottom Rated - Sparkle (4.5)
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Most films (4) watched on August 15th
Most popular release year(s): 1954 (4 films)
Most popular release decade(s): 2000-2009 (9 films)
Most popular genre(s): Comedy (12 films)

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