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2012 Movie Diary - May

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May 1st

2 new first time viewings.
People who added this item 941 Average listal rating (556 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
Nowhere near as thrilling as I thought it would be and although the acting is quite good, I find it a little boring in the middle. Especially since the whole affair is within the first 25 minutes (it's pretty kinky stuff), then there's an hour and a half of repetitive "Fuck you" and "I hate you" and "I'll kill you" and it's like, "FFS, shut up bitch." And then there's the end, which is actually quite good.
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People who added this item 2652 Average listal rating (1722 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Stand by Me (1986)
Not as good as I thought I would be, although those actors were young at the time so I commend them! I liked the idea, it was really cute, but it became a little contrived to me. For example, I know swearing comes naturally to people but there's SO MUCH it's unreal. I liked it, but if it were all as good as the last 15 or so minutes it would've been a hell of a lot better!
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May 2nd

Another first time viewing.
People who added this item 1356 Average listal rating (808 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Anne Hathaway got her boobs out again! I love her so much and I have so much respect for her! And Jake Gyllenhaal, wow... What a sexy bastard! This movie made me want to do some dirty stuff with that hunky gent! His ass is gorgeous! I love this film, and there's this one scene about 2 thirds of the way through in which I realised that Annette Bening robbed Anne of the Golden Globe she deserved. It's an unpopular opinion but it's mine and I'll stick by it.
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May 3rd

One more new first time viewing.
People who added this item 1620 Average listal rating (1144 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.9
Holy shit, I love it! It's absolutely fucking hilarious! :D The cast is just unbelievable! Jason Bateman, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day, I've never heard of him before this but he was bril and I have a little bit of a crush on him! :)
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May 4th

Just one film, another first time viewing.
People who added this item 685 Average listal rating (443 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.3
The Change-Up (2011)
So funny! This was absolutely outrageous! :D Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman are both brilliant as well as fuck-worthy! Love them both! Also, Leslie Mann is fab and so is Olivia Wilde. The story is obviously unoriginal but it doesn't matter much with this.
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May 5th

2 more first time viewings.
People who added this item 853 Average listal rating (557 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.6
The Box (2009)
In a word: weird. I mean really, WTF? The beginning is understandable enough, its not too complex, just a little exciting but then the overthinking of the writers and the underthinkning of the viewers kicks in and it's turned into some confusing shit! But the end is good and easy to understand. So it's weird but I liked it.

Cameron Diaz is amazing and James Marsden is sexy, what more do you need?
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People who added this item 318 Average listal rating (210 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 4.9
This was good, but it felt a little rushed to me. It could've gone on for longer. I think there were some good performances, especially from Olivia Thirlby and the yummy Emile Hirsch.
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May 6th

5 films, 4 of which were more first time viewings.
People who added this item 2503 Average listal rating (1584 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Chicago (2002)
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...


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 6259 Average listal rating (4332 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Sin City (2005)
Wow. Just wow. I did not expect to like this at all, let alone love it! But I did and I can't believe it. I love it! I'm going to take it upon myself to jump on the band wagon with the millions of people who are pioneering for a sequel to this. Although it can obviously stand alone without one, I didn't understand the ending and I both feel it needs one and I that I'd kill to see one.

The whole comic book style of the film is fantastic and the cast is absolutely stellar, including:
Jessica Alba
Alexis Bledel
Rosario Dawson
Clive Owen
Bruce Willis
Nick Stahl
Brittany Murphy
Benicio del Toro
Mickey Rourke
Jaime King
Carla Gugino
Josh Hartnett
Elijah Wood
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People who added this item 612 Average listal rating (380 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.7
Love this, it's funny, charming, and pure tongue-in-cheek! The cast is fucking amazing: Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughn, Robert Duvall, Mary Steenburgen, Sissy Spacek, John Voight, Kristin Chenoweth, Tim McGraw etc
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People who added this item 30 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
Tim (1979)
This film is, in a word, lovely. It's an inspiring story about how love knows no limits and how you can find it anywhere even if you're not looking for it! Plus, it has one of the longest kisses (without tongues) I've ever seen on film! :)

Mel Gibson used to be so fucking hot...
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People who added this item 1920 Average listal rating (1150 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
Loved it! Drew Barrymore is fantastic, as always... And the unbelievably underrated Michael Vartan played the sexy love interest, he's so hot!

Also, another nice little appearance from the amazing now-Oscar-Winner Octavia Spencer! :) LOVE HER!
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May 7th

People who added this item 1404 Average listal rating (863 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
Gonna be honest, I only watched it because of the awesome title and the amazing cast and I wasn't expecting a comedy. Especially not one as pointless as this! It's so weird! But it is hilarious too! George Clooney is utter perfection! :)

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People who added this item 1590 Average listal rating (1051 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
The Help (2011)
Loved it. Although, I'd have loved it more if I hadn't read the book/if it were truer to the book. (However after a second viewing I have learnt to appreciate it and stop comparing it to the book.) The book is my favourite book ever and will stay with me for a long time and the story itself was more or less spot on, I just had a few issues with what they left out. Including my very favourite part! :/ Oh well, I can still love it for what it is, and what it is is a great heart-warming film that can make you cry with laughter and with sadness at the end.

ANOTHER AMAZING CAST! Emma Stone (my new favourite), Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney, Sissy Spacek, Cicely Tyson, etc.

Once again, the Oscars have pissed me off. How can this have NOT won Best Picture? Also, how could you possibly nominate Jessica Chastain over Bryce Dallas Howard or Allison Janney or MAYBE even Sissy Spacek. Although I'll forgive them because Octavia Spencer won the category!

And although Viola Davis lost, I will accept it as Meryl Streep won. But what about Emma Stone? Another great snub.

Oh well, it did sweep the SAG Awards...
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May 8th

One more new first time viewing.
People who added this item 3088 Average listal rating (2132 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Oh my fucking God this is the best film ever! Hilarious, clever and absolutely infectious! Plus, Matthew Broderick used to be quite the little sex prince! ;) I absolutely adore Jennifer Grey's character! She's fantastic! :)
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May 9th

One more new first time viewing.
People who added this item 563 Average listal rating (372 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
It wasn't scary, but then I think it's meant to be a thriller, not a horror. It was my last film that I used Netflix for (I cancelled at the end of my free month).

The cast is fantastic, Rebecca De Mornay is wonderful, and Julianne Moore was in it! Yayy! :)
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April 10th

Another first time viewing.
People who added this item 679 Average listal rating (468 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.2
Obviously, it's not the best film going and it's a little silly, but I enjoyed it enough. Jayma Mays was in it! Some of the jokes failed, but it had quite a good plot twist (and then another, stupid one). Plus, the "villain" (Keir O'Donnell) was kinda hot...
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May 11th

Another first time viewing.
People who added this item 404 Average listal rating (268 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.9
I liked it ore than I thought I would. Both Phoebe Cates and Rik Mayall are absolutely fantastic! Carrie Fisher is good too :) The story is lovely and although I didn't like the bit before the ending, the rest of film redeemed itself with with it's slapstick, farcical humour!
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May 12th

3 films, 2 were first time viewings.
People who added this item 228 Average listal rating (153 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.4
I like this! :) It's so funny. The cast is good too! Ashley Tisdale, Austin Butler (hot), Carter Jenkins (hot), Robert Hoffman (hot). Brilliant!
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People who added this item 2095 Average listal rating (1204 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
Dark Shadows (2012)
I loved it! It was hilarious but at the same time, it was a dark, Burton-ey fantasy! The cast was amazing! Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Chloe Grace Moretz! Wow, j'adore! The soundtrack is wonderful, the script is genius and although the end is a little silly/pointless, (and I know it's based on a 60s show) the story is quite brilliant and unique in my opinion.

There was this one thing, from the middle through to the end that really wowed me. I couldn't find any pictures on the internet and I don't really want to spoil it but there's an absolutely breath taking make-up effect used on Eva Green that's absolutely fantastic! :)
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People who added this item 4316 Average listal rating (2907 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
I really like this. I think Cameron Diaz is wonderful and I also really like Ben Stiller and Matt Dillon and Lee Evans. This film is so funny and although it got a teeny bit boring in the middle, I loved the ending and I would watch this again.
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May 13th

4 films, 2 first time viewings.
People who added this item 1824 Average listal rating (1209 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Another amazing cast! Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Kevin Bacon, Marisa Tomei... The story, the way it all plays out at the end, is utter genius! Also, I love the script!
"The skin under your eyes is starting to look like Hugh Hefner's ballsack."

"I think I'm having a mid-life crisis. You know last week when I told I had to work late? I really went to see the new Twilight movie by myself... I don't know why I did that, it was so bad."

There was a ton of stuff that made me laugh, but those quotes were the best, they're what cam to mind! :D
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People who added this item 1707 Average listal rating (1156 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Megamind (2010)
Great film! Fantastic animation, good story and a fab voice cast including Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill and Brad Pitt. It's so well thought out and so much effort has clearly gone into it, and it's paid off! I love it!
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People who added this item 718 Average listal rating (474 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Witches (1990)
I know Roald Dahl hated this so much it killed him and I can see why and I am a huge lover of the book and the rest of his work, but I can't stop liking this film! I think Anjelica Huston is absolutely amazing (she used to scare the shit out of me)! And I also like Rowan Atkinson and Jane Horrocks in this too. But of course I hate the ending and the fact that "Luke" is randomly American...
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People who added this item 986 Average listal rating (602 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.2
This has got to be one of the funniest films I have ever seen! It's such a farce! It's so dirty and crude and I love the cast (again): Cameron Diaz, Christine Applegate, Selma Blair, Jason Bateman... The story was a LITTLE far fetched but I loved it.
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May 15th

One new first time viewing.
In a word: underwhelming. I absolutely loved the first 45 minuted or so and then I kind of lost interest until the last 15... :/ I liked it, but it didn't keep me hooked. Which is a very bad thing for a superhero movie!

Ah well, Hayley Atwell gives a fab performance and Chris Evans is absolutely beautiful... That body... Wow...
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May 17th

Another new viewing experience.
People who added this item 568 Average listal rating (373 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.2
I had really low expectations for this, which is probably the only reason I liked it so much (apart from the sex appeal of Jason Momoa), I know it got terrible reviews! Paige McGowan definitely gives the best performance, somewhat against type in this film! She is absolutely wonderful!

Oooooh, look at that body!
It did lack something, and was a little silly in some places but I really enjoyed it!
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May 19th

Yet another first time viewing.
People who added this item 1977 Average listal rating (1272 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
Loved it! Sandra Bullock as always is absolutely radiant and with the sexy Ryan Reynolds helping her with his great performance, she shines brighter than the sun! LOL, joke. Critic's language over.
Loved it, Sandra Bullock is fab and Ryan Reynolds is a fine piece o' ass! :P

It also stars the wonderful Mary Steenburgen (who is slowly becoming a favourite of mine) and Betty White, screen legend! They are both wonderful, love this film!
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May 20th

2 films, one was a first time viewing.
People who added this item 2942 Average listal rating (1924 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Hercules (1997)
I loved it! I've seen bits of it in the past but I have never sat down properly and watched the whole thing. I think it's wonderful, it has everything: a great hero, a great villain, hilarious sidekicks, a catchy soundtrack and a fantastic story based on Greek mythology.
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People who added this item 2735 Average listal rating (1694 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
Happy Feet (2006)
I've always really liked this movie. Who wouldn't? It's dancing and singing and penguins! The voice cast is amazing: Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams, Hugo Weaving... It has breathtaking musical numbers and the story expresses a very real problem in a rather creative way. Love it.
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May 23rd

2 of my favourites!
People who added this item 1564 Average listal rating (943 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Hairspray (2007)
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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People who added this item 4519 Average listal rating (3027 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
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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May 24th

One more first time viewing.
People who added this item 1082 Average listal rating (728 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Surrogates (2009)
I liked it, but the story was weak and the whole thing felt rushed. I thought the acting was fairly decent, and it had some nice action sequences but it confused me in the middle!
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May 25th

Another first time viewing.
I loved it! The cast is amazing, and FULL of sexy bitches! Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Drawford, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Rodrigo Santoro, Joe Manganiello... It's no secret I love ensemble movies like this and this is definitely one of the funniest! It's wonderful, really.
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May 27th

Yet another first time viewing.
People who added this item 1890 Average listal rating (1124 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Beautiful and haunting. I've read the book up until she got killed and I'm really glad that the movie didn't show the rape! Phew... I love Saoirse Ronan, and this film is another reason why! I can't believe I watched a film in which I hate Stanley Tucci! I feel horrible, but then we're not supposed to like him because he is a serial killer of young girls in this film. He's a wonderful actor though! Love him. The film also stars Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz and Susan Sarandon.

Kudos to Alice Sebold (author of the novel) and well done to the make-up team for making Rose McIver look 12! Congratulations.
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May 28th

Another first time viewing.
People who added this item 550 Average listal rating (387 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.3
How very silly. It's probably one of the stupidest films I've ever seen. It's just so daft! I liked it, but only because of Anna Freil with her Northern British accent (I talk a bit like her), the sets, the show tunes and Danny McBride's one-liners. I wouldn't watch it again...
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May 29th

Two films, a favourite and a first time viewing.
People who added this item 4658 Average listal rating (3031 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
I bloody love this film. The cast is absolutely amazing! You got your Tim Burton Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman and then you got Stephen Fry, Anne Hathaway and Mia Wasikowska in the role that really kick-started her career! Love the scenery, the animation, the costumes, the script!
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People who added this item 478 Average listal rating (260 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Rendition (2007)
I expected so much more. I didn't see the purpose of Jake Gyllenhaal (despite his beauty) and I wanted more Meryl Streep. Boo! Reese Witherspoon was the stand-out act in this, her acting (and her in general) is flawless! And the torture scenes broke my heart :'(
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May 30th

Three films, including an absolute favourite.
People who added this item 327 Average listal rating (207 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
Oliver! (1968)
I like this movie long time. Sorry, Bajan voice over. I've liked this film ever since I can remember and I'm currently rehearsing to perform the musical for the 3rd time (I'm just in the chorus :/). I love the songs, the story, and the characters are like, 6-dimensional. The one thing I ABSOLUTELY HATE is Oliver's singing voice, ew!
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People who added this item 1342 Average listal rating (888 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.4
Rat Race (2001)
This cast is just orgasmic. Whoopi Goldberg, John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson, Kathy Najimy, Amy Smart, Breckin Meyer, Seth Green, Cuba Gooding Jr.... It's definitely the most farcically hilarious movie I've ever seen!
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People who added this item 2479 Average listal rating (1510 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Atonement (2007)
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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May 31st

People who added this item 1719 Average listal rating (1069 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Road (2009)
I did not expect to like this at all, let alone love it! It's wondeful! It's gritty, dramatic, tragic, multi-dimensional and brutal. Viggo Mortenson is fantastic and so is, Kodi Smitt-McPhee (the boy from Let Me In). I also loved Charlize Theron and although her role was small, it was totally necessary!

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In Summary:
Oldest Film - Oliver! (1968)
Most Recent Film - What To Expect When You're Expecting (2012)
My Favourite Film - Beauty and the Beast
My Least Favourite Film - Land of the Lost
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Listal Top Rated - The Help (7.8)
Listal Bottom Rated - Land of the Lost (4.9)
IMDb Top Rated - Sin City (8.2)
IMDb Bottom Rated - The Sweetest Thing (4.8)
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Most films (5) watched on May 6th
Most popular release year(s): 2009 (9 films)
Most popular release decade(s): 2000-2009 (18 films)
Most popular genre(s): Comedy (18 films)

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