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3 Stars

People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 4.5

When teenager Cami Winters falls in love, she falls hard. Her single mother, Tori, has no idea that Cami has fallen in love with a boy named 'Jake' she met on a social networking website.

The only actress I am familiar with from this is Tracy Spiridakos from Revolution, but in this she has a lot more emotion. So it starts off like some episode of a crappy TV show. The acting is pretty awful. So awful in fact that I struggled to keep on track with it. I kept finding myself doing other things. How does her mother even know what Call of Duty is when the guy mentions it? Even the moments that are supposed to cause tension were lackluster. It was a good idea, but just didn't really spark much intrigue. Oh and that ending was just silly and kind of sudden making you feel like you missed something.
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People who added this item 125 Average listal rating (83 ratings) 2.5 IMDB Rating 1.9

Nate moves to L.A. to track down Cristabel, the woman he's been in love with since childhood, only to discover that his plan to woo her only has one hurdle to overcome: what to do with June, Cristabel's ever-present, not-so-hot best friend?

Okay I am going to take one for the team. It has a few well known people including Paris Hilton, Joel Moore, and Christine Lakin. I find it hard to believe that she is considered the hottest women in Los Angeles. I guess in this movie they have low standards. It wasn't very funny I laughed maybe twice throughout the entire movie. It was pretty boring. I did enjoy Joel Moore and Christine Lakin however. The ending was cute.
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People who added this item 212 Average listal rating (138 ratings) 4.6 IMDB Rating 4.5

When three curvaceous babes arrive at a desert hideaway to steal over $200 million from an underworld kingpin things quickly spiral out of control.

It has a few actors I am familiar with including Lucy Lawless, Kevin Sorbo, America Olivo, Zoe Bell, and a couple others. It has hot women and some well known actors, but this is probably one of the worst exploitation films in recent years. The acting is pretty atrocious and the dialogue was lame. It had some terrible green screen backgrounds that didn't give me a fun exploitation film feeling, but a terrible low budget film feeling. It wasn't even so bad it was good. It was just plain bad. The fight scenes were okay I guess. I only liked Kinki and Hot Wire the rest of the characters were just okay or boring.
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People who added this item 72 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 3.9 IMDB Rating 4.7
Barely Legal (2006)

Three high school guys attempt to make a porno movie.

The synopsis is definitely straight and to the point isn't it? I am familiar with Erik von Detten, Amy Smart, Tom Arnold, Cameron Richardson, Cory Lee and a few others. I hate that Lin Shaye is in this. She is such a stupid actress, but that is just my opinion I suppose. I am surprised that this is the same director as The Sandlot!?! It had a few funny moments, but most of it was pretty boring. The acting was good, but the script was poorly written. The ending was just okay.
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4 Stars

An ambitious married woman's temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, recklessness, and forever alters the course of her life.

So we explore the journey of yet another troubled woman's life in Tyler Perry's newest film. Am I supposed to take Kim Kardashian seriously as an actress? Well it doesn't seem to matter as it looks like she is playing her ditzy fashionista kind of self. Jurnee Smollett, Vanessa Williams, and Brandy Norwood are the most well known of the better actors in this film for me. It is the typical Tyler Perry formula without Madea and for the most part is boring and just drags on in several scenes. There are some scenes that made me chuckle and some sad scenes too, but overall this movie was a huge waste of time. Now don't get me wrong the acting was alright, but the script was just bland in my honest opinion. I did like the twists too, but even they weren't strong enough to save the movie as I sort of saw one of them coming. Also as a side annoyance the title is way too long. Wouldn't it have made more sense just to call it Confessions of A Marriage Counselor or Temptation or The Temptations of a Marriage Counselor I don't know. All I know is the title Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor is about as long and drawn out as the entire movie.
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People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 3.6

A retired MMA fighter is lured back into the ring by a shady promoter seeking a big ticket brawl. Dalton Hunt was the greatest fighter in the world when his career came to a sudden and tragic end.

So this is one of those Tapout movies where UFC fighters make up for most of the cast along with Bai Ling and Dean Cain. So as I am watching this I realized I have seen at the least most of this movie. I guess it was so bad that I erased it from my mind. The acting is pretty bland, but the fight scenes are entertaining. There is nothing really special about the plot either. The ending was cute, but I can see why I didn't originally finish this. Just not very good. The fights, how the character ended up in the wheelchair and the training were the only interesting bits.
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5 Stars

People who added this item 826 Average listal rating (482 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2

A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school.

I have been hearing of this movie for many years and so now I decided to watch it. I am only familiar with Jennifer Beals. That is one adorable Pitbull aww! So it was a bit slow and mostly boring. Some of the dances were interesting and unique though. The acting was also pretty good. It just wasn't my kind of movie.
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People who added this item 978 Average listal rating (654 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 4.9
Year One (2009)

When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers (Black and Cera) are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world.

I have been avoiding this one for awhile, but I thought I would finally just get it over with and watch it. It has a number of actors I am familiar some of which include Jack Black, Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Olivia Wilde, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. It had a few funny moments here and there. Other than those few moments it was very plain and kind of boring.
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 3.8 IMDB Rating 0

Nim is the precocious daughter of scientist father Jack. Nim, a bit older now, still has a gift to be โ€œone with natureโ€ and her amazing animal friends. But now that developers and poachers threaten her island, she and her dad must fight to preserve their pristine home and its abundant wildlife.

Now I like Matthew Lillard, but he does make some poor choices in films. Also interesting to see Bindi Irwin in a feature length film. I really couldn't get into this. I kept finding myself pausing and doing important things. Bindi is a somewhat decent actress. This was nowhere near as good as the first one. It is very cheesy and has a lot of boring moments in my opinion. It did have a cute ending. Definitely the kind of kids movie that the generation watches these days. Not my kind of film.
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6 Stars

People who added this item 252 Average listal rating (172 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.8

When Straight-A college student Jeff Chang's two best friends take him out for his 21st birthday on the night before an important medical school interview, what was supposed to be a quick beer becomes a night of humiliation, over indulgence and utter debauchery.

Of course it is the college version of The Hangover it is directed and written by the writers of those movies. So I am familiar with a few of these actors including Miles Teller (who is becoming one of my favorite young actors), Skylar Astin, Justin Chon, and a few others. The main girl was cute and had an interesting laugh and a certain glow to her. It was an alright friendship film with a few laughs throughout. It was okay for a one time watch.
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People who added this item 779 Average listal rating (515 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Darkman (1990)

A hideously scarred and mentally unstable scientist seeks revenge against the crooks who made him like that.

From the picture above I originally thought Darkman was played by Ed Harris. Well now I know it was Liam Neeson. I also didn't know this was a Sam Raimi film or that Bruce Campbell was in it. I am familiar with a few others from this including Frances McDormand, Ted Raimi, and Neal McDonough. You can definitely tell that Danny Elfman is behind the music. It was interesting to see Liam Neeson in such a strange role compared to all the recent films he has been in. It was pretty cheesy, but an entertaining one time watch. The ending was interesting.
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People who added this item 359 Average listal rating (226 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 4.7

A girl discovers she has the power to kill with her mind.

Well I decided to watch this only because I want to see all the movies that are associated with Carrie before I see the remake. The plot synopsis is pretty lackluster and too short. I am glad Amy Irving reprised her role as Sue Snell. I also liked how they included archive footage of the original. It has a few actors I am only slightly familiar with, but it does have Mena Suvari as the most well known for me. The opening scene was really strange and in my opinion didn't need to actually be shown. I find it funny how the asylum her mother goes to is called Arkham because it reminds me too much of Batman. It was kind of silly whenever they went from color to black and white. That just didn't seem to make any sense. Just like the first one when the main character snaps is the best part. The tattoo thing was weird, but cool. It had a similar ending to the first one. I think it was trying a little too hard to be completely different and at the same time being too much like the first.
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People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.7

A dark comedy about an eclectic group of strangers invited to a downtown bar by a mutual ex-lover, Nikki Franklyn, a maddeningly sexy, unpredictable and possibly insane young woman who's recently gotten out of prison for murdering her last ex-boyfriend.

So this has an interesting cast that includes Katee Sackhoff, Seth Green, Harold Perrineau, William Baldwin, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Anthony Michael Hall. It's interesting to see Michelle Trachtenberg and Seth Green working together since they were both on Buffy the Vampire Slayer but Seth Green left before they interacted. The acting was pretty good. It was interesting how there were so many twists and turns you couldn't really be sure of what was going to happen next. I also learned a new word from this which was "kitch". The ending was alright. Katee pulled off her part very well. Not as good as I wished it would be, but it was interesting to see how everything played out.
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People who added this item 352 Average listal rating (175 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 5.9
To the Wonder (2013)

After visiting Mont Saint-Michel, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Marina meets a priest and fellow exile, who is struggling with his vocation, while Neil renews his ties with a childhood friend, Jane.

This is one of those films that visually just captures your soul. Terrence Malick is known for making films with a beautiful cinematic feeling and look. It has a pretty good main cast which includes Ben Affleck who has discovered his niche in Hollywood, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, and Javier Bardem. I liked how the narrative was in 3 different languages which were English, French, and Spanish. It made it very interesting as you could listen to the thoughts of the major characters. It was really interesting that most of the time the actually actors were acting the scenes out, but not really saying any dialogue. Most of the dialogue would come from the narrator characters. Some of it felt a little documentary-like. The only things that were really a problem for me is we only get a jist of what is happening most of the time, and you never really have enough time to grow attached to the characters. It is good as artwork, but as a story I really just couldn't get into it.
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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 5.8

The film involves Keiko who is the daughter of a famous sushi chef. She leaves home for an inn where she is bullied by the president of Komatsu Pharmaceuticals. A Komatsu researcher arrives intent on revenge by creating a serum that turns fish on rice into killer sushi.

I have been wanting to see this crazy Japanese film for some time and now I finally found a copy to watch. Word of advice this movie should not be taken too seriously. It isn't a serious film and the film proves that it doesn't take itself serious. Kanji Tsuda is the only actor I am a little familiar with. Who would have known that sushi is such a serious experience? I mean it probably really is, but this goes beyond its' seriousness in a comical way that is strange and extreme yet still funny. The fight scenes were cool and hysterical. The death scenes are ridiculous but still creative. The CGI isn't very good, but that is the only major issue I really had with this. The movie was so off the wall it kept me watching the whole time.
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People who added this item 323 Average listal rating (215 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.3
Dark Skies (2013)

As the Barret family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them.

This director has mixed reviews as he directed Legion (about angels)and Priest (about vampires). Also this is his first film without working with Paul Bettany. This has a pretty small list of big names including Keri Russell, J.K. Simmons, and rising young star Dakota Goyo. This felt like a remake of the movie Signs except not nearly as good. At first it also seemed like a possession style movie because of the behavior of the main characters. Some good scares here and there, but there were also cliched type of scares too. The acting was pretty good and it was funny how awkward the older son was with the girl. The ending had a good twist that was unexpected.
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People who added this item 665 Average listal rating (400 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.8

The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

Arnold Vosloo, Channing Tatum, Ray Park, Byung-hun Lee, and Jonathan Pryce are the only actors to reprise their roles. I still really enjoyed the rest of the cast like Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, RZA, and Walton Goggins. The Call of Duty and the remarks about North Korea were pretty funny scenes. I like Cobra Commander better as an unknown actor; it makes it feel less silly. The fight scenes were choreographed nicely and there was plenty of them throughout. It didn't have much on the lines of twists, but it did have some unexpected circumstances here and there. The acting was alright and just typical for an action flick. It was alright, but for me it left a lot to be desired. A good one time watch.
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7 Stars

People who added this item 731 Average listal rating (474 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Side Effects (2013)

A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.

I am familiar with some of the actors in this including Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jude Law, Channing Tatum, Devin Ratray, and others. This was an interesting movie, but it was a slow-burner. The acting was pretty good. There were a few unexpected scenes and some nice twists. Rooney Mara proves that she is a force to be reckoned with. The ending was good. I thought it was pretty interesting how everything played out. If you want an interesting mystery you should check this one out.
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People who added this item 473 Average listal rating (334 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9

A billionaire and two other men are stranded, unequipped, by a plane crash in a dangerous wilderness. How many will survive to be rescued?

I am familiar with Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson, and Harold Perrineau. The acting was pretty good and the bear did a good job as well haha. It had some intense moments and a few parts of plot I wasn't expecting. Anthony Hopkins' character was pretty smart and interesting. Wilderness survival movies are always interesting. I like to see how different people try to survive in the wild. The ending was also pretty good and surprising.
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People who added this item 225 Average listal rating (148 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.1

Residents of Salem, Massachusetts are visited by a 300-year-old coven of witches.

So I have seen all of Rob Zombie's films so far. He hasn't yet done anything amazing, but he is good at surrealism and crazy death scenes so I wanted to check this out. Sheri Moon Zombie, Dee Wallace, Ken Foree, and Sid Haig return to work with Zombie as his usual casting choices. I am also familiar with Bruce Davison, Michael Berryman, and a few others. It was interesting to see Sheri Moon Zombie take on the lead female in this. There is some heavy nudity throughout some flattering and others not so much. It definitely has the look and feel of a Zombie film, but it isn't quite as gory as you would expect. The depiction of Satan was extremely odd and made no sense, but that was my only real issue with this. The ending was really strange and disturbing. The acting was pretty good and this is probably Zombie's best film in my opinion.
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People who added this item 1079 Average listal rating (620 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Kids (1995)

An amoral, HIV-positive skateboarder sets out to deflower as many virgins as possible while a local girl who contracted his disease tries to save his next target from her same fate.

The only actors I am familiar with in this are Chloe Sevigny and Rosario Dawson. The latter is much younger than I expected her to be in this. This is one of the realest interpretations of teen life I have ever seen. It is also disturbing in how real it is. Many would say this feels like a documentary and I agree with them. It is also really depressing how things like this happen to many people everywhere. There is some unexpected brutal violence with some "joyful" sounding music which was decidedly uncomfortable. There is also some drug elements that are graphically shown such as weed and making a blunt. The ending was very disturbing and uncomfortable to watch.
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Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry; the "guy-next-door" and the serial killer.

Michael Rooker is my reason for finally checking this movie out after waiting so long. Michael Rooker is one superb actor with good range. The acting was pretty good. It was interesting to see the aftermath of most of the deaths instead of the actual kill scenes. So for a movie of it's time it was probably pretty brutal, but compared to many movies nowadays it isn't even close. The most disturbing thing about this movie that the other ones doesn't have is that this one is about a real life serial killer not a fake masked one. It is so scary to think that there are people among us who are like this. The ending was really messed up and unexpected. Sometimes a bad person does a good thing, but it doesn't make them a good person.
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People who added this item 210 Average listal rating (131 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.7

An inventor tries to promote a new product while on a road trip with his mother, who reunites with an old flame along the way.

The two major actors are obviously Seth Rogen and Barbara Streisand. There are a few other actors I know of in this as well like Adam Scott, Ari Graynor, Colin Hanks, and Brett Cullen. Is it strange that I find Barbara Streisand somewhat attractive in this? Oh well I don't care haha. So it's a pretty slow burning comedy. The laughs didn't really come for me until the trip started. At first I didn't think I would like it very much, but as the movie got further in it became more interesting. The ending wasn't what I expected, but it was very cute. Barbara Streisand was adorable in this. This movie can be a hit or miss depending on how the movie plays with your emotions.
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People who added this item 54 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.2

Sheltered by his grandparents, Luke, a young man with autism, is thrust into a world that doesn't expect anything from him. But Luke is on a quest for a job and true love.

This is my second film this month with Lou Taylor Pucci as one of the stars. It was interesting to see that they cast at least 3 people who had bit roles in Degrassi. I am also familiar with Cary Elwes and Seth Green. This movie is awkwardly funny. I want to laugh sometimes, but I sort of feel bad if I do since people really do have Autism. I do appreciate the way they made this very deep and serious story and made it lighthearted and sweet. Seth Green was hilarious. It was a bittersweet movie that gives you many different emotions. It was well made and the ending was alright.
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People who added this item 171 Average listal rating (102 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4

A thriller centered on a former Weather Underground activist who goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity.

I have been wanting to see this for awhile. It has a pretty big cast of really good actors including Robert Redford who also directed this, Susan Sarandon, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Sam Elliot, Stanley Tucci, Anna Kendrick, Chris Cooper, Nick Nolte, Terence Howard, Richard Jenkins, and Brendan Gleeson. The performances are great as expected, and Robert Redford and Jackie Evancho had good father/daughter chemistry. Susan Sarandon and Julie Christie still look good at their ages in my opinion. Robert Redford did a really good job directing this. This doesn't have much in the way of action and explosions, but it does keep you interested in the web of mysteries. It was interesting to see how everything unravels in the end.
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People who added this item 500 Average listal rating (319 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.9
The Host (2013)

A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans.

So yeah it's another Stephenie Meyer book based movie, but it looks really interesting and has a much higher rating. This has a few really good actors I like which include Saoirse Ronan, Emily Browning, Alex Russell, and William Hurt. The scenery is beautiful and eye catching. The acting was far from bland. There were some pretty cool scenes throughout. I loved the glowworm scene. This is definitely the best of the Meyer adaptations. Yeah it still has it's sparkles and a love square, but hell it isn't as soap drama as Twilight movies. It still has its sappy moments, but I really enjoyed it. The action scenes were very few, but well choreographed. The ending was beautiful and well done. If Twilight was as well made as this then it probably would have been a much better franchise.
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People who added this item 240 Average listal rating (184 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 5

Malcolm & Kisha move into their dream home, but soon learn a demon also resides there. When Kisha becomes possessed, Malcolm-determined to keep his sex life on track-turns to a priest, a psychic, & a team of ghost-busters for help.

For me this is Scary Movie 3 instead of the ones that veered away from what the first two Scary Movies had made funny. I love Marlon Wayans even if he has a poor taste in most of the films he chooses to be in. I am not a fan of Nick Swardson or David Koechner, but I do like Essence Atkins and Cedric the Entertainer. I am slightly familiar with a few other actors in this as well. Essence and Marlon shared some good on screen chemistry in this. There were quite a few times I laughed out loud. This was far superior than the Scary Movies after part 2 and definitely better than most of the parody movies that have been made after 2000. In my opinion it was worth the watch, but only if you like the Wayans style of comedy.
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People who added this item 222 Average listal rating (124 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.3
Deadfall (2012)

Siblings Addison and Liza are on the run with the stolen loot from a casino job gone horribly wrong. Meanwhile, troubled ex-boxer Jay heads for Thanksgiving dinner with his parents, June and retired sheriff Chet.

A small cast of some big names such as Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Kate Mara, Kris Kristofferson, Treat Williams, and Sissy Spacek. So this started off with a bang which grabs your attention immediately. Some of the characters have strange qualities such as the random guy who says I heard about you in my dream. That was pretty random, but the plot is pretty good. The acting performances are also pretty well done. It was interesting how this movie deals a lot with family such as a Deputy officer and her father, the robbers, the main guy and his parents, and the scene with the stepfather and his wife's family. The ending was really good and crazy. Give this a watch.
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People who added this item 380 Average listal rating (250 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.6
Creep (2005)

Trapped in a London subway station, a woman who's being pursued by a potential attacker heads into the unknown labyrinth of tunnels beneath the city's streets.

So this director is known for his strange films that tend to be pretty entertaining. I am also familiar with the actors Joe Anderson and Franka Potente. It is sort of creepy and has a feeling of a few different subway horror movies I watched such as Stag Night, The Tunnel, and Midnight Meat Train. It was the first of these 4 similar movies, but the last one I have seen so far. So for me even though this was before the others it brought only a few different things to the table. It didn't even have much along the lines of gore. The last 20 minutes were the best of the movie. I didn't see some of it coming. The ending was disturbing and definitely remade me think the score I was originally going to give it. It was also a bit ironic at the final scene before the credits.
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People who added this item 269 Average listal rating (154 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2

Mark O'Brien, a 36-year-old poet and journalist who uses iron lung, decides he no longer wishes to be a virgin. With the help of his therapist and the guidance of his priest, he contacts a professional sex surrogate to take him on a journey to manhood.

John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, and Moon Bloodgood lead the cast in this story of a late bloomer coming of age type of film. I think this story was really interesting and erotic, but at the same time it was tragic. The acting was really good and Helen Hunt was gorgeous even at her age. I thought it was interesting to see the sexual adventures of someone with a disability as opposed to the usual sexual encounters you see in several movies these days. The ending was bittersweet, but it was a good one time watch. It isn't really the kind of movie you watch more than once unless your just wanting to see Helen Hunt haha.
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People who added this item 294 Average listal rating (164 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.8
The Paperboy (2012)

Convinced by a death row inmate's female pen pal that the convict is innocent, a reporter and his brother investigate and discover a case marred by deceit, seduction and betrayal. Meanwhile, one brother falls for the convict's mysterious confidant.

I been waiting to see this for awhile. The trailer made it seem interesting and it has a good cast including Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, John Cusack, and Matthew McConaughey. The acting is really good. The movie has a strange feeling to it that makes it feel sort of surreal and disturbing. There is also quite of bit of racial tension throughout as two of the main characters struggle with interactions of racists and discrimination. A lot of the movie has some unexpected disturbing sequences that could make people who aren't expecting it to be uneasy. It has some pretty unexpected twists as well. John Cusack was quite creepy and disturbing in this in a far different role than he usually plays. This movie is much more interesting than I had originally thought. The ending was so unexpected and crazy.
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People who added this item 411 Average listal rating (269 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Larry Crowne (2011)

After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college.

This one has a goofy plot that turned out to be quite entertaining and heart warming. I really enjoyed Wilmer Valderrama and the classmates in Larry's classes. It was pretty funny and ironic to have George Takei and a Star Trek reference. I thought it was an adorable and sweet movie. Also Pam Grier really let herself go which is kind of sad seeing as she was really good looking back in the day.
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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 3.8 IMDB Rating 4.5

Six ambitious forensic undergrads are pitted against one another on a scientific expedition to a remote island, vying to win an esteemed trainee position with the FBI. Unbeknownst to everyone, the site was formally used as an illegal biological testing grounds for life-term criminals who were left for dead.

So I am familiar with Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps), Jesse Moss (Final Destination 3, Ginger Snaps, and Tucker & Dale Vs Evil), Michael Shanks (Stargate), Brendan Fehr, and Brendan Fletcher. This movie had an interesting premise that caught my attention. The gore was pretty good and kinda of reminds me of what will be seen in The Evil Dead remake. I find it funny that they killed all the more unknown actors first. The ending was really cheesy, but actually kind of funny. It was worth the watch, even though it was different than the typical zombie film.
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People who added this item 356 Average listal rating (235 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.9

After breaking up with his longtime stage partner, a famous but jaded Vegas magician fights for relevance when a new, "hip" street magician appears on the scene.

I like the cast which includes Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Olivia Wilde, and Steve Buschemi. It was interesting to see these actors with long hair especially at their ages. Also to see the Wimpy Kid series guy play a bully was funny. It was cool to see how showy like magicians deal with street magicians. I am surprised it took them so long to come up with this storyline. This was funnier than I thought it would be and had some really cool magic tricks. The ending was pretty cool and it was hilarious how they set everything up. Definitely worth a watch.
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8 Stars

People who added this item 307 Average listal rating (187 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.1
Maniac (2012)

The owner of a mannequin shop develops a dangerous obsession with a young artist.

I am only familiar with Elijah Wood and Liane Balaban. I didn't realize that this was a remake of a 1980 film of the same name. Elijah Wood did a remarkable job of being a creepy psychopath again. It was also interesting that most of the film was shot in his POV and not through a camera or regular style of film. It feels like an extremely disturbing video game that you can't control. It is very rare that you do actually see Elijah Wood's character in reflections and only briefly from away from his POV a few times. The ending was really crazy and disturbing. It had me cringing a few times.
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People who added this item 1349 Average listal rating (810 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Precious (2009)

Claireece Precious Jones endures unimaginable hardships in her young life. Abused by her mother, raped by her father, she grows up poor, angry, illiterate, fat, unloved and generally unnoticed

This is another movie that I couldn't finish the first time considering the heavily depressing and disturbing content. Gabourey Sidibe is a rising star in the making as I have seen a few of her newer things too. I am also familiar with Lenny Kravitz (who I thought only did music), Paula Patton, Mo'Nique (a much different role than she usually takes on), and Mariah Carey. It was still hard to watch this time. Mo'Nique really did well portraying one of the most disgusting and disturbing mothers in cinema. Gabourey Sidibe was great for an unknown in a starring role. The acting was really good. It was also interesting to see the fantasies she had of a happy places whenever she was around something negative. The ending was a bit bittersweet.
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People who added this item 4260 Average listal rating (2799 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

I tried to watch this once before, but couldn't finish it because of how disturbing the content was. I was also a bit young to watch something like this. Anyways it is time to see one of Christian Bale's most disturbing performances. I am familiar with Justin Theroux, Chloe Sevigny, Tufford Kennedy, Jared Leto, Willem Dafoe, and many others. I also find it pretty interesting that this film was directed by a woman considering the content. This is a very dark movie that is intelligent and thought provoking. The ending was crazy and unexpected. Christian Bale's performance was so disturbingly well done.
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People who added this item 53 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.3

A 16-year-old girl takes her parents hostage after they miss her big jump-roping competition.

This one looked interesting to me/ It also has an unusual cast of actors including Olesya Rulin (High School Musical), Kristin Chenoweth, and Joey King. It was very awkward to see Joey King trying to be sexy. Each of the members of the family have are quite unusual and funny. This is a strange sort of comedy. I think that it will be an acquired taste that not a lot of people will enjoy. The acting was pretty good. The ending was hilarious and even had me in my feelings. It was a really good movie about family and finding your passion.
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People who added this item 296 Average listal rating (184 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Safe Haven (2013)

A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

Okay I have to admit that the movies adapted from Nicholas Sparks' books are my guilty pleasure so I wanted to see this one too. I am familiar with Julianne Hough, David Lyons, Josh Duhamel, and Cobie Smulders. These movies usually have some depressing content, but this one is probably the darkest and most depressing one of them so far. The acting is really good. I did not see that twist coming. The twist made this even more disturbing and dark. Near the ending there was a bit of intensity that kept me on alert. I should have guessed that twist at the end.
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A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

I have seen bits and pieces of this, but never actually had the chance to sit down and watch it until now. The only actors I am familiar with are Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and the cameo of George A. Romero. The acting is phenomenal. Hannibal Lector and Buffalo Bill are decidedly creepy and wicked. It was quite disturbing, but not the most uncomfortable thing I have seen. Hannibal is one of the most interesting a layered villains. I don't see how he is put in ranks with slasher killers when he is far different in my opinion. He is certainly one guy you kind of want to meet out of psychological interest, but definitely not someone you want to just hang out with. The ending was good and eerie. A great watch.
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People who added this item 358 Average listal rating (213 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2

Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin, Pooh convinces Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, and Eeyore that their young friend has been captured by a creature named "Backson" and they set out to save him.

Okay so it's a cartoon so what! It's Winnie the Pooh! Who doesn't like Winnie the Pooh? Tigger? Piglet? Eeyore? The whole lot of them? I didn't think so. The only actor I actually know of is John Cleese. They still keep the same style of storytelling that makes Winnie the Pooh so fun to watch. It is pretty adorable and funny throughout. The ending was cute. It is very enjoyable and a must see Pooh adventure if your a fan.
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People who added this item 2744 Average listal rating (1768 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4

A young, abused and timid 17-year-old girl discovers she has telekinesis, and gets pushed to the limit on the night of her school's prom by a humiliating prank.

I finally have the chance to watch one of the best Stephen King adaptations there is. I saw The Shining recently and seeing as there is a Carrie remake coming I decided to search for this. So this was one of the first movies John Travolta did. I am familiar with a few actors from this including Sissy Spacek, Edie McClurg, Piper Laurie, and P.J. Soles. Margaret White remains me of a creepy Christian woman I know. The acting was alright. It was a slow burner, but that made the ending all the more fun. The prom sequence is probably the best scene in the entire movie. This movie is one of the main reasons why people should stop bullying. The ending was good and disturbing. Margaret White is on of the creepiest and scariest mothers.
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People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4

An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.

I have been wanting to see this for awhile and couldn't find any copies. The storyline really caught my interest and Harmony Santana who plays the son is actually a Transgender herself. The only actors I am pretty familiar with are Franky G, Judy Reyes, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. The performances in this were great especially from Harmony and Esai Morales who played the dad. It was interesting to see the transformation process that a transgender male to female goes through to be seen as a woman. This was an eye opener and was really emotional. The script was well written and the ending was bittersweet. I wish it didn't end the way it did, but it makes you think of their future as a family.
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People who added this item 189 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Shattered (2007)

A perfect family's dynamic is ruined by a kidnapper's brutally efficient plot.

The trailer looked pretty interesting. I also really like Pierce Brosnan, Gerard Butler, Maria Bello, and Callum Keith Rennie. It has a few other well known actors as well. That was really interesting and kept me interested from start to finish. The acting was pretty good. The major twists were extremely unexpected and very well done. The ending was just so messed up.
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A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home.

With a cast that includes Tyler Perry, Romeo, Eugene Levy, Tom Arnold, Denise Richards, and John Amos you don't know whether it is going to be utter nonsense or decent. I went into this expecting very little, but I actually really enjoyed this one. It wasn't so dramatic like the rest of the Madea movies. This actually had me laughing throughout the entire thing. The ending was so-so, but I would watch this again.
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People who added this item 142 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1

A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.

I love Joss Whedon's work and this was no exception. It was refreshing to see several of Whedon's choice actors from his different productions including Sean Maher and Nathan Fillion who had starring roles in Firefly and Serenity, Amy Acker from Angel, Tom Lenk and Alexis Denisof from the Buffyverse, Fran Kranz from Cabin in the Woods, and Ashley Johnson and Clark Gregg from Avengers. There was a lot of improvised comedic gestures throughout. It was very well made and comical. It was also interesting to see that Conrad was recast as a female, but still referred to as a male. I was also lucky enough to be at a showing that Amy Acker herself was attending. She is an amazingly sweet and adorable woman even in person. It was a very cute movie. It was also remarkable in the fact that it was filmed in Joss Whedon's home with basically no budget yet it has the feeling of a big time movie. Anyways I highly recommend this to everyone.
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People who added this item 6212 Average listal rating (4217 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3

In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem... but not all goes to plan.

I think I have only seen the first half and haven't finished it yet. Now I am going to finally sit down and watch this in its entirety. Malcolm McDowell is such a well rounded actor with a lot of well known films under his belt. Stanley Kubrick is also one of the most intriguing and unusual directors. Alex has one of the creepiest stares I have ever seen. This movie makes me want to drink more milk. The joyous music during disturbing and/or violent scenes adds even more wickedness to the film. It has a lot of surrealism throughout. It keeps you interested throughout. The acting was pretty good for the most part. Some of the characters annoyed me like the guy who kept saying yes and one of the prison guards who I could barely understand when he said something. It had some unexpected twists that were really interesting and catch you off guard. I am sure it is intentional, but after watching this I have a strange feeling towards Singin' In the Rain. Strange move with a strange ending, but definitely entertaining.
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People who added this item 6313 Average listal rating (4318 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.2
The Godfather (1972)

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

I think it is finally time for me to watch on the best well known and classic crime films ever made. It has some really well known actors such as Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Al Pacino, and Diane Keaton to name a few. The acting is really good. Some scenes were relatively violent and quite unexpected. The chemistry amongst the Corleone family was great and felt realistic. This is definitely the Godfather of gangster films and it does a good job setting everything up. You really get to know and understand most of the characters. I liked the ending it was really well done and not what I was expecting. I don't have much else to say about this movie as it is just well made with great performances and unexpected sequences. I recommend that you watch this as soon as you can instead of pushing it aside for so long like I did.
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People who added this item 113 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7

A coming-of-age story set in 1965 that follows 12-year-old Andy Nichol, a bright student who, like most kids his age, will do anything to avoid conflict for fear of suffering overwhelming ridicule and punishment from his junior high school peers who is put with a social outcast for a project.

A few people I am familiar with are Ed Harris, Randy Orton (Really strange casting choice by the way but ok), Daniel Roebuck, Greg Kinnear, Madison Pettis, and Zachary Gordon. The acting is really good. This was probably the most thought provoking and depressing dramadies I have ever seen. In fact save for some scenes I would consider this more drama than comedy. This was a cute movie with a really good deep message. It had some heartwarming moments as well as some really heartwrenching scenes.
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People who added this item 792 Average listal rating (548 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
Evil Dead (2013)

Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.

Fede Alvarez did an excellent job on this remake/sequel. The gore was plenty and extreme. It wasn't as humorous as the previous trilogy, but it didn't need to be. There was a lot of bodily fluids and injuries that were pretty disturbing to see. The main cast did an excellent job with their characters. I was a little disappointed they didn't have any Bruce Campbell. I did however really enjoy the homages to the original series. I definitely recommend if you like the original you will still love this one too.

UPDATE: Just watched an after the credits scene that I never knew about. You should definitely check it out. You know why.
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