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1 Star

At the end of civilization, zombies greatly outnumber humans and everyday is a fight to see tomorrow. Just when he is about to give up that fight, rugged wanderer John Knox winds up being saved by a ragtag group of survivors lead by a man named Moses.

Fred Williamson is the only familiar face in this. So far the acting is atrocious and it is so low budget it looks and feels like a bad 80s movie. The bad guy is extremely lame and stupid. It was way too long. It had zombies in it yes, but it seemed to have mostly people attacking people with only brief scenes of zombie attacks. The fight scenes were ridiculous, cheesy, and looked like they were trying way to hard not to actually hit each other. There is absolutely no way he could have fit in there. What was with the one girl who was being treated like slave bikini Leia from Star Wars? Why wasn't there more blood? Was this movie trying to be this cheep and cheesy or were they actually trying to make a good movie? What the hell happened to Moses? This movie is beyond flawed it is so bad if the ratings could go negative this would be -11. Stay away at all costs. Just look at the poster it is the only cool thing about this atrocious shitty movie.
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As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan.

This will be the last movie I watch this month. I have been waiting to watch this out of curiosity and I finally can. There are some familiar faces including Louis Herthum and Ashley Bell reprising their roles. It also has Julia Garner, Spencer Treat Clarke, Muse Watson, Joe Chrest, E. Roger Mitchell, and Dane Rhodes. Was it really necessary to recap the entire first movie in the first 2 minutes. I don't think so because why would anyone decide to watch this before the other since it clearly says Part II in the title. I do find it good that they didn't rehash the found footage style of the first one, however it just makes it become the same old story of possession. This is filled with jump scares and visuals that trick you. The only thing different about this possession movie is the reason behind it which makes it pretty ridiculous. Wow the ending was really lame and boring. Also the CGI at the end was so bad like almost Syfy channel bad. I really hope they do not make a part III. I wasted my time.
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People who added this item 74 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 4.7
Black Rock (2013)

Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls' weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.

This is written by Mark Duplass whose wife Katie Aselton stars and directs this as well. There are a couple other familiar faces as well including Kate Bosworth and Lake Bell. I was excited to check this out, but I found out the hard way that it was not worth the wait. The acting was alright, but not enough to save this movie. This was really predictable and slow. They even killed the first person I didn't want to die, but felt like they were going to anyways. There was absolutely no originality in this. The death scenes were bland and mostly happened when it was too dark or where you can't see anything. It was just boring and the ending was lame. The only thing that was good was seeing Katie Aselton nude for the first time and Lake Bell for the second time.
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3 Stars

People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 5.3
El páramo (2011)

The story of a special high mountain unit of 9 special soldiers, sent to a desolate base that lost contact several days ago and thought to have been believed to be attacked by guerillas.

There are absolutely no familiar faces in this movie. Well the acting is alright, but the story is pretty flat. I am almost an hour into it and nothing really interesting has happened yet. Only two scenes were really interesting and they were much to brief. Other than that this was extremely boring. Don't waste your time with this one I did that for you. I really don't understand what the ending was supposed to imply either.
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People who added this item 61 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 3.5 IMDB Rating 3.5
Dracula 3D (2012)

I can't find any proper synopsis for this movie that doesn't spoil the story which is already a bad sign. It is the same basic Dracula story with the Harkers and Van Helsing. I am pretty disappointed that such a terrible film comes from legendary Dario Argento. Even though I have never seen his films I see his name everywhere. It was also disappointing to see Rutger Hauer in such a terrible film. There are other actors I am familiar with as well including Asia Argento and Thomas Kretschmann. The acting and dialogue were terrible. The CGI looked like it came from the Syfy channel. The scenery looked like it was part of a stage. The death scenes were probably the most interesting parts of this movie. The ending was lackluster and felt to quick. It is like it was made by a bunch of college students who somehow got a hold of 3 good actors and told them to act their worst. If you are a Dario Argento fan you must avoid this at all costs or you will lose respect for him. If you have never seen Dario Argento's films like me avoid this one and go watch one of his other more well received films.
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4 Stars

People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 2.9 IMDB Rating 4

Survivors of a zombie plague escape their island refuge (Alcatraz) when it’s overrun, risking the outside world to find a scientist who is rumored to have found a cure for the disease.

So I decided to finally watch this when I saw Danny Trejo on one of this zombie movie's posters. I am also familiar with Ethan Suplee and Chad Lindberg both of who I enjoy. French Stewart and LeVar Burton are some other pretty well known faces. Well this is a Syfy channel original movie produced by The Asylum so I won't have my expectations set too high. So far the gore effects are well done, but the CGI is still pretty awful as you would expect. The lead actress wasn't a very good actress or even attractive. The acting wasn't too good especially from the unknown actors. Some of it was a little ridiculous like someone who never shot before getting headshots immediately or throwing a grenade near someone who is safe causing them to die in the explosion. The ending was meh. Everything considered this isn't the worse zombie flick I have seen.
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5 Stars

People who added this item 219 Average listal rating (149 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.8
Coffy (1973)

Coffy, an African American nurse, takes vigilante justice against inner city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim.

This only has 2 familiar faces which are Pam Grier and Sid Haig. I felt it was finally time to see one of these Pam Grier driven movies. Pam Grier's left nipple looks weird like it is missing or something?! I find it hilarious that boobs literally pop out a lot throughout the movie. Well it is pretty crazy. It isn't the worst thing I have seen. The violence is pretty messed up for the time it came out. There was a decent twist though. The ending was a bit lackluster.
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People who added this item 850 Average listal rating (529 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8

This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.

There are some familiar faces including Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, John Goodman, Mike Epps, Melissa McCarthy, Jamie Chung, Jeffrey Tambor, and Heather Graham. I decided to watch this and get it over with. The first one is great. The second is just the first one in a different city. So I am went in not expecting much. I just didn't really see why the sequels were necessary. That said it wasn't as funny as the first two. It was actually boring for the most part. Alan and Phil's chemistry is hilarious though and Chow is kind of funny at times. The funniest scene in the whole movie was during the credits and that is probably the only part that is worth watching. There wasn't even that much crazy antics like the first two. It was for the most part disappointing and in my honest opinion just unecessary.
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People who added this item 254 Average listal rating (170 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.7

After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.

So this is directed by the guy who wrote the sequels to Alien and wrote and directed The Warriors so that already makes me want to watch it. It also has a bunch of familiar faces including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa, Sung Kang, Christian Slater, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Holt McCallany. The acting wasn't as good as I was expecting. I like how nearly everyone who dies gets a bullet to the head lol. The plot is nothing new. There were a few cool shootouts and fight scenes. The twists were lackluster and pretty obvious. The ending was okay. All in all it is okay for a one time watch, but it is far from special. It was also quite disappointing as I was excited to watch it finally.
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People who added this item 73 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 4.9
Vehicle 19 (2013)

A foreign traveler unknowingly picks up a rental car that will tie him to a web of corrupt local police.

Paul Walker is the only familiar face in this movie. It wasn't the worst thing I have seen, but it wasn't very good either. Paul Walker really tried, but even his performance didn't make this good. Most of it was boring with some car movie cliches. It could have been better, but it was just poorly scripted and directed.
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6 Stars

People who added this item 339 Average listal rating (227 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
A Man Apart (2003)

A man known as Diablo emerges to head a drug cartel after the previous leader is imprisoned.

This marks my fifth film directed by F. Gary Gray. It has a few familiar faces including Vin Diesel, Larenz Tate, Ken Davitian, Timothy Olyphant, Emilio Rivera, Jeff Kober, and Michael Papajohn. The acting is alright. There is plenty of violence some of which is way more graphic than I was expecting. There were some decent twists. The ending was actually pretty bad ass. It is worth a 1 time watch.
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People who added this item 791 Average listal rating (536 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.7

When the first manned mission to Mars meets with a catastrophic and mysterious disaster, a rescue mission is launched to investigate the tragedy and bring back any survivors.

This marks the fifth movie I have seen directed by Brian De Palma. It has some pretty familiar faces including Gary Sinise, Jerry O'Connell, Elise Neal, Lynda Boyd, Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle, Peter Outerbridge, and Connie Nielsen. The acting could have been better seeing as it had some pretty big stars. For the most part was kind of boring and slow save for a few interesting scenes. Even the death scenes were a bit bland. The CGI wasn't that bad though. The last 20 minutes were the only interesting thing about this movie and saved it from getting a really low rate from me. It had a quite beautiful ending. I expected more from this though.
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People who added this item 45 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.6

Two roommates with abusive men in their pasts consider murder as an option to help settle each others problems.

I am familiar with Katie Cassidy, Tracy Spiridakos, and Donal Logue. Starts out a bit slow, but it improves after about 20-30 mins. This is probably the most different kind of character I have seen Tracy Spiridakos play so far. Well those lesbian scenes were unexpected and steamy even without showing off naughty skin lol. It kind of reminded me of The Roommate. The acting was alright and the twists were good. The ending was twisted and good. This film was really strange and worth a one time watch.
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People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 3.9 IMDB Rating 4.7
Comedown (2012)

Six friends who turn the deserted the tower block they lived in as kids into a pirate radio station soon learn they are not alone, as a resident psychopath begins hunting them down.

I am familiar with Adam Deacon and Jacob Anderson both of whom I actually enjoy although I have seen only a couple things of theirs. The acting was alright. The kill scenes were decent enough. It had an interesting enough twist. The ending was messed up. It wasn't that bad, but it could have been far better. Fun for a one time watch.
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7 Stars

People who added this item 184 Average listal rating (102 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.6
Snowtown (2011)

Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.

Well I hear this is a pretty brutal but interesting movie. So I decided to check out what all the hype is about. There is nobody really in this that is familiar to me. That said the acting is pretty good. There are a lot of disturbing and uncomfortable scenes some of which come out of nowhere. It is pretty raw in what happens in a few scenes throughout. This was definitely not what I was expecting to see. It is hard to say I would recommend this kind of film to anyone because of the content. The ending was quite unexpected. John Bunting is definitely one scary guy.
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People who added this item 1603 Average listal rating (985 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7

Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s

There are a few familiar faces including Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, and David Oyelowo. Kerry Washington pulled off playing Ugandan pretty well. The first half is well acted, but pretty boring to be honest. The last half is where it gets really interesting and intense. Some scenes are pretty shocking and unexpected. It is so depressing how are world was and is. There is so much war, murder, rape, etc. I wish we could have learned by now how to be better people.
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People who added this item 498 Average listal rating (304 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
Epic (2013)

A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world -- and ours.

It has a pretty interesting cast including Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Amanda Seyfried, Pitbull, Beyonce, Josh Hutcherson, Judah Friedlander, Colin Farrell, Aziz Ansari, Cristoph Waltz, and Chris O'Dowd. I find it interesting and funny that 3 of the side characters are played by music artists. I love that Scrat from Ice Age was in the Blue Sky Productions logo sequence. The characters in this have some really interesting designs. I do have to admit that the whole "life of the forest" thing made me think of the Avatar movie. It also reminded me of Ferngully. The battle scenes are as the title of the movie suggests pretty epic. The environment was beautiful to look at and many scenes had something enchanting to look at. The fruit fly scene was hilarious and disturbing. It was a cute movie. Definitely good for the family and/or kids.
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A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.

I heard from a friend that I should check this out. It has a few familiar faces including Percy Daggs III, Pooch Hall, Andrew Divoff, Michael Taliferro, and William Forsythe. It is somewhat low budget with some great acting. Wow the scene with the sister was just awkward and sad. There are some good twists here and there. There were a few cool shootouts. I actually recall seeing one of the shootouts on TV before. Some of it is a little bit melodramatic, but it is pretty entertaining. The ending was great. It is worth a watch if you like gangster style films.
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People who added this item 271 Average listal rating (186 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Snitch (2013)

A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son who was imprisoned after being set up in drug deal.

It has a good amount of familiar faces including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Michael K. Williams, Benjamin Bratt, Barry Pepper, Jon Bernthal, JD Pardo, Susan Sarandon, James Allen McCune, Nadine Velasquez, David Harbour, and Harold Perrineau. Barry Pepper looks bad ass with a beard. The acting was pretty good and Jon Bernthal made me like him with this movie. For me Dwayne has proven time and time again that he is not just a wrestler, but the only one with some great acting skills. This was one of his better ones and he didn't have to do any hand to hand combat. It had moments where it seemed a little far fetched, but it was still entertaining. I also liked how family was a big part of it. The ending was really good.
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People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 4

Four Super Heroes find themselves abducted by their Arch Nemesis and are forced to compete in a series of challenges in order to save an abandoned town full of kidnapped innocent civilians.

I heard this was pretty bad and I am bored so I decided to watch it for myself. So it has some pretty familiar faces including Lucas Till, Sean Whalen, Nick Principe, and James Remar. It also has Brian Taylor the director of the Crank films, Gamer, and the Ghost Rider sequel in a small role. It is pretty low budget. The acting isn't that bad, but the dialogue makes it seem worse than it is. The characters are pretty interesting. They never really say what the exact powers are, but they do hint at them a little bit. The tests were messed up. James Remar plays bad well. The ending was alright, but left a bit to be desired. I feel like this movie is a bit underrated. Worth a one time watch if your looking for something new.
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People who added this item 135 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
Wrong (2012)

Dolph Springer wakes up one morning to realize he has lost the love of his life, his dog, Paul. During his quest to get Paul (and his life) back, Dolph radically changes the lives of others.

This comes from the director of the crazy movie Rubber about a killer tire so I decided to check this out to see how surreal and fun it would turn out to be. It has a few familiar faces including William Fichtner, Todd Giebenhain, Alexis Dziena, and Gary Valentine. So it starts of as the title says just plain wrong lol. It was very odd and random. The acting was good. Each of the characters were very interesting. It made me laugh some. Some things didn't make since, but that is what made it such an interesting watch. The ending was cute. It would probably be best to watch on drugs, not that I condone of that kind of behavior lol.
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People who added this item 257 Average listal rating (170 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.2
Broken City (2013)

An ex-cop trailing the wife of New York City's mayor finds himself immersed in a larger scandal.

I am familiar with Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Barry Pepper, Alona Tal, and a few others. This had some good twists and some nice conspiracy theories. The acting was pretty good as well. The wife's movie scene looked like it was quite awkward to be watching lol. This was a very interesting political thriller that kept my attention from start to finish. The ending was pretty good. It is worth a watch.
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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 4.6

A man enlists his cousin to help him avenge the death of his beloved dog, who was killed under confusing and suspicious circumstance.

The synopsis alone caught my interest. The cast is also pretty interesting as it includes Oscar Isaac, Elijah Wood, Ryan Phillippe, Kristen Wiig, Adam Brody, Kevin Corrigan, Garret Dillahunt, and Gillian Jacobs. The beginning was pretty sad as expected, but I didn't realize the way it would be done. The acting was good. This one has some definite dark humor lathered around the film's entirety. There is a lot of bloody violence that comes almost out of nowhere in some scenes. The pacing is good and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the end. It had a strange atmosphere to it that made it eerily enjoyable. Quite the fun film. Worth a watch.
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People who added this item 166 Average listal rating (115 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.5
Sightseers (2012)

Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.

I am not familiar with any of the actors from this, but I am hearing a lot about it so I decided to check it out myself. This is quite the unusual watch. The humor is dark and the characters are pretty eccentric. The acting was really good. It was funny the extreme measures taken for good deeds. Some of the scenes were crazy and unexpected. Wow the ending just left me speechless.
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People who added this item 1524 Average listal rating (967 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8

An employee of a one-hour photo lab becomes obsessed with a young suburban family.

I have been hearing about this only just recently and it sounds pretty interesting. It has a few actors I am familiar with including Robin Williams, Connie Nielson, Michael Vartan, Gary Cole, and Clark Gregg. Robin Williams was quite creepy in this. The acting was good. It is disturbing to think that there is a possibility that this could actually happen. It had an interesting twist I wasn't expecting. The ending was really crazy. His reason behind his actions was pretty unexpected. It had some really good moments.
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People who added this item 82 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 5.9

A thriller centered on a young woman and her autistic little brother who are trapped in a house with a ravenous tiger during a hurricane.

I saw this on JayTrotter's list and it sounded badass with an interesting synopsis. There are some familiar faces in this including Garret Dillahunt, Briana Evigan, and Meat Loaf. It was interesting to see someone dealing with a person who is incapable of doing normal things because I am in a similar situation. I know how hard it can be taking care of someone who is mentally different. So this really hit home for me. One thing that I found kind of odd is that even though there is this bad hurricane that is supposed to hit and the bar is still open! The ending was pretty good and had a pretty interest twist. This was a fun movie.
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People who added this item 420 Average listal rating (250 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1

Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.

There were a few familiar faces including Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Emma Thompson, Kyle Gallner, and some others. I have seen Alice Englert and Thomas Mann in a few things. I think they might have a promising career ahead of them as well as Alden Ehrenreich. It was somewhat like the supernatural romance stories of late, but told from the male perspective for once. There were some scenes that had some pretty cool ideas. It is interesting that a lot of these types of movies are playing with the mythology of monsters. For me this did for witches what Warm Bodies did for Zombies and what The Host did for aliens. The acting was good. The accents were a little annoying at first, but as the movie progressed I didn't mind them anymore. There was some good twists here and there as well. There were some cool spell scenes that were interesting to look at. I loved the ending it was pretty good, but it was pretty bittersweet as well.
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8 Stars

People who added this item 653 Average listal rating (416 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.2

A modern day fairy tale in which the long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened, as a young farmer leads an expedition into the giants' kingdom in hopes of rescuing a kidnapped princess.

Ah finally I have the chance to check this out. I enjoy Bryan Singer's films and hope this one doesn't disappoint. There are many familiar faces including Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Eddie Marsan, Ewen Bremner, Ian McShane, Ralph Brown, Warwick Davis, Bill Nighy, and Steven Williams. The acting is pretty good. The giants designs are amazing to look at. It has some cheese in it, but it is really fun to watch. The final battle is just really fun to watch and badass. I love the two headed giant especially near the end! I am surprised this isn't rated higher. It was fun, thrilling, and funny. I thought the ending was done really well too.
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People who added this item 585 Average listal rating (298 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2

In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his trans-gender nature is beyond the town's understanding.

It has quite a few familiar faces (Some of which I wasn't expecting) including Ian Hart, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ruth Negga, Liam Neeson, Liam Cunningham, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Stephen Rea, and Dominic Cooper. The acting was great. Everyone was fantastic. Some of it was a bit surreal. Kitten went through a lot in life. It had me hooked from start to finish. It had me laughing and had me sad. The ending was great!
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People who added this item 1992 Average listal rating (1284 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1

An in-depth examination of the way that the Vietnam war affects the lives of people in a small industrial town in the USA.

It has some familiar faces in it including Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, John Cazale, Christopher Walken, and Kurtwood Smith. Meryl Streep is gorgeous in this. It is so interesting seeing all of these actors so young. The acting was pretty good and at some points according to behind the scenes some of it was real emotion. I felt some scenes dragged on a little too long, but I know that they wanted us to know the characters well. Whereas Full Metal Jacket is awesome for the first half and slower in the second half, this is in reverse with the first hour being slow and the remainder being intense. The Russian Roulette scenes were nail-biting especially when you know how they did it behind the scenes. One scene had some bad parenting and you will know what I mean when you see it. The ending was good with a good mixture of emotions.
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People who added this item 156 Average listal rating (101 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.9

Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.

I have been kind of wanting to see this for awhile. It sounds like a reverse take on the movie Planet 51. It has a really interesting cast including Brendan Fraser, Jessica Alba, Rob Corddry, Sofia Vergara, Jim Ward, Ricky Gervais, William Shatner, Steve Zahn, Jane Lynch, George Lopez, Chris Parnell, Daran Norris, and Craig Robinson. The only cast member I don't like too much is Sarah Jessica Parker. I agree with how the computer describes our planet which shows that while the writer is being funny and quirky he is intellectual as well. It was pretty funny throughout and had some good alien movie references as well. A very cute family movie that is enjoyable for all ages. The ending was sweet.
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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5

A dropout comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high-school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk-rock band.

I decided to check this out to see Matthew Lillard's directorial debut. It also has a small role by him as well as 2 other familiar faces Bill Campbell and Matt O'Leary. Jacob Wysocki is a pretty new actor who is rising up the charts. The daydream scenes were hilariously dark. In the version I watched I didn't see Matthew Lillard's scene. Anyways it was a pretty good movie with some good acting. Matthew Lillard did a great job on this. Definitely worth a watch especially if you enjoy punk music and dark comedy elements.
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People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 4
Vamp U (2011)

Wayne Gretzky (no relation) is a vampire who can't grow his teeth. His impotence began when he inadvertently killed Mary Lipinsky, the love of his life, 300 years ago.

I am familiar with Julie Gonzalo, Gary Cole, and Alexis Knapp. I was only interested in this to see Alexis Knapp. I thought it was much better than expected. It was pretty cheesy, but had some good laughs. The acting was fine and I liked the pop culture references. A decent funny ending. It might not be for everyone, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 3.6
Slasher House (2012)

When RED awakens in a prison cell within an old abandoned Madhouse, she has no idea how she got there and why she has been placed there. As her cell door opens she soon discovers that she is not alone.

There aren't any well known people in this one. The main actress looks like Lady Gaga. This is very low budget, but somehow still keeps you interested even with the bad acting. The sound editing was pretty awkward and kept making some kind of clicking noise. The lighting and colors were really interesting. The characters pretty interesting and kind of fun to be honest. The costumes of some of the characters were quite creative. One guy reminded me of the Splatterhouse games, which if you played you will get who I mean. There were some nice twists throughout. Despite the most of the time bad acting the film was really fun, smart, and entertaining. Also at times it kind of felt like a live action graphic novel adaptation. The ending was really cool. The screenwriter did a great job. If you can sit through the acting and the weird sound this movie is worth it.
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People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Couldn't find a very good picture.

A short similar in plot to "Groundhog Day", but more serious. A man is stuck living his life in the same 59 minute time frame. He tries various methods of finding out why, eventually consulting a physicist.

I am familiar only with Kurtwood Smith. I also decided to check this out from JayTrotter's lists. This was really interesting. It was a bit of a downer. The acting was great. I like the whole time repeats kind of stories. The ending was sad but good. I am glad they sort of went into depth about the situation even within the 25 minutes they had to make this.
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People who added this item 164 Average listal rating (86 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
Felidae (1994)

After his owner relocates, the cat Francis gets involved in a series of cat murders in the new neighborhood.

I decided to see this one after seeing it on one of JayTrotter's lists. I am not familiar with any of the German voice actors in this, but I am familiar with some of the American voices including Michael Madsen, John Hurt, Christopher Lloyd, and the rest of the cast remains a mystery. Blaubart was the most interesting looking character out of all of them. It was also interesting to see that they didn't show the faces of most of the Can Openers (humans as the cats call them) or they are shown at odd angles so they don't show their whole face. I found it funny that they mentioned The Aristocrats which it sort of resembles. It is like The Aristocrats meets Watership Down in intensity. The artwork kind of reminded me of the Oliver and Company movie I loved. This was really intense and fun although quite disturbing as well. Some scenes were incredibly odd and disturbing. The ending was crazy brutal. This was one hell of a watch.
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9 Stars

People who added this item 854 Average listal rating (459 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3

A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.

I been hearing about this for awhile and decided to check it out because the premise is so interesting. There are quite a few familiar faces in this including Eddie Steeples, Patrick Fugit, Mark Boone Junior, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Tom Waits, Shannyn Sossamon, Sarah Roemer, Chase Ellison, Leslie Bibb, John Hawkes, Jake Busey, Anthony Azizi, Bridget Powers, and Shea Whigham. The acting was great. It was interesting to see how all the different characters offed themselves. It had a lot of uniqueness to it that really made it one of the best on the road type of films. It was magical and fun from beginning to end. It does make you think some too as to how suicide may affect those around you and such. The ending was amazing and I couldn't help but smile. This is a must see.
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People who added this item 4147 Average listal rating (2782 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
12 Monkeys (1996)

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

This marks the fifth film I have seen from Terry Gilliam so far. It has a great cast of familiar faces including Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, David Morse, Christopher Plummer, Lisa Gay Hamilton, and Christopher Meloni. This also marks the first film I have seen Madeleine Stowe in. The acting is really good and the characters are very interesting. A lot of it is pretty surreal and crazy. Brad Pitt played crazy well. It had some nice twists. The ending was pretty good. A time travel movie that you must see.
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People who added this item 1030 Average listal rating (669 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
eXistenZ (1999)

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

This will mark the 5th movie I have seen directed by David Cronenberg. It also has a pretty familiar cast including Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Callum Keith Rennie, Ian Holm, Christopher Eccleston, Willem Dafoe, Sarah Polley, and Kris Lemche. I love how Cronenberg is always twisting reality in his films. The acting was good and when it was bad it was done for a reason which you will understand what I mean if you decide to watch this. It felt a lot like Total Recall. It was fun and a bit confusing, but it was a great experience. The ending was crazy! I just loved this. For me so far this is my favorite Cronenberg film.
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People who added this item 71 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 4.8
Aftershock (2013)

In Chile, a group of travelers who are in an underground nightclub when a massive earthquake hits quickly learn that reaching the surface is just the beginning of their nightmare.

The only familiar faces in this are Eli Roth and Selena Gomez. Eli Roth was so awkward in this and I don't know if it was intentional or just bad acting. The Selena Gomez scene was a bit out of place in my opinion. It takes its time getting to know the characters pretty well before it gets to the intense stuff. Nothing went as I was expecting it to go. The death scenes were crazy. There was a lot of intense and sometimes really uncomfortable scenes to watch. It also did have some funny scenes before the disaster happened. It is terrible to think that in all sense this situation could actually happen and did. The ending was crazy and extremely unexpected. I had high hopes for this and it didn't disappoint. Although some scenes were sad and disturbing it is definitely something I would watch again or recommend to others. It was like The Hangover meets a disaster flick.
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People who added this item 39 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
The Tower (2012)

On Christmas Eve a devastating fire occurs in a 120 story high twin tower building in the middle of Seoul.

South Koreans make some badass movies. I am not familiar with any of the actors though. It took its time getting to know the main characters. It was similar to The Towering Inferno film of the 1970s and the Poseidon films. It had may elements of Asian style humor. The acting was good, There were high octane action sequences that keep you glued to your seat until the end. The ending was just great and emotional. A must see if you love Asian cinema and disaster flicks.
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15 years after their traumatic gingerbread-house incident, siblings Hansel and Gretel have become a formidable team of bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world.

I am familiar with Jeremey Renner, Gemma Arterton, Zoe Bell, Derek Mears, Thomas Mann, Peter Stormare, and Famke Janssen. The acting was pretty good. The costumes and make up effects were awesome. There was bad-ass action and cinematography throughout. The kill scenes were bloody, brutal, and at times humorous. There were elements of dark comedy similar to The Brothers Grimm film that this did much better utilizing. There were a few decent twists. This had some of the most interesting looking witches. The ending was awesome. This is one of those movies that you can just relax and enjoy without having to think too much.
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People who added this item 819 Average listal rating (514 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3

A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.

This one caught my eye with the synopsis and cast. Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Bruce Greenwood, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Rose Byrne, and rising star Dane DeHaan are really great actors. Wow this is by far one of Ryan Gosling's top performances. The acting in this was so good. A lot of unexpected twists and turns. Derek Cianfrance is really good at making such interesting and flawed characters. I like the way this was made it kept me watching from start to finish. It was way different than I was expecting it to be. It had a great ending. It was such a very powerful movie. This is one of those movies that is re-watchable several times.
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People who added this item 2079 Average listal rating (1336 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Iron Man 3 (2013)

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

I am familiar with many of the actors in this including Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Rebecca Hall, Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Guy Pearce, and others. So this marks the first film of the series not to be directed by Jon Favreau. I loved this one. The action scenes were awesome and intense. The acting was pretty good on everyone's part. Robert Downey Jr. and Ty Simpkins had great on screen chemistry. Stan Lee's cameo was goofy and really random. The villains were cool. It was also nice to see certain characters more involved with the story. Happy Hogan's mullet, priceless! There were tons of twists some being quite unexpected. One twist might anger some comic book buffs, but I thought it was all well done and fun. Also you should stay after the credits for the extra scene. It isn't a tie in for another film, but it was pretty funny.
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People who added this item 234 Average listal rating (163 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
42 (2013)

The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.

It has quite a few familiar faces for me including Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Merriman, Brett Cullen, John C McGinley, Lucas Black, Alan Tudyk, and others. I love inspirational sports films especially when it is based on a real person or team. It was cool to learn some of the history of baseball during the time when racism was at a peak in this biopic. I didn't even recognize Harrison Ford at first. This was the breakthrough performance that will kickstart Chadwick Boseman. If he keeps it up he will be a household name actor in no time. It was interesting seeing Alan Tudyk playing an unlikeable character as opposed to the usual loveable characters he picks. It was definitely educational for me in a sense. One scene in particular showed a kid who starts shouting racial slurs after hearing his father and everyone around him using the n word. It also was good to see how people's attitudes were changing during the 40s. Jackie Robinson changed baseball for the better. I am glad they made this movie to show us this great story of one of the toughest real situations in our history. It was a very interesting and informative film that is just really enjoyable.
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After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

This was full of familiar faces including Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller, Noel Clarke, Heather Langenkamp, Beau Billingslea, and Leonard Nimoy . I loved the chemistry between Kirk and Spock. The acting was excellent. I loved all the different kind of aliens they showed us even though most of the species went unnamed. The best Star Trek so far hands down and also J.J. Abrams's best movie to date. It was so bad ass I had to put 2 extra pictures. There are great twists. The villain will definitely become one of the top villains of all time. It had comedy, lots of drama, and tons of non-stop action. Your emotions will be tested. Throughout the movie I kept getting chills. There was also a cool cameo as well. It was so intense! The CGI was great and there are so many beautiful shots throughout. KHANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN For sure this is now one of my all time favorite movies. Now go see it!
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People who added this item 47 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 5.9
Tower Block (2012)

Someone is picking off the last remaining occupants of a tower block, using a high powered, silenced rifle. Nobody else has heard the shots, and no help is coming.

It has a few familiar faces in it for me including Jack O'Connell, Ralph Brown, Steven Cree, and Tony Jayawardena. I like the random reference to the movie Screwed written by one of the directors of this. When the action started it caught me way off guard. The acting was great. There were some really good twists. The ending was great and unexpected. This movie seems to be very underrated. The characters are interesting. There is intense and quite unexpected scenes from start to finish. Loved it and recommend it highly!
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The story of five women in Ethiopia suffering from devastating childbirth injuries. Rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, these women are left to spend the rest of their lives in loneliness and shame.

For some reason I can't find the full 85 minute documentary, but a shortened version is on Youtube. I love Ethiopia and learning about it so I decided to check this out. Even though I saw only 3 stories out of the five I was still really impacted. These stories were tragic and heartwrenching. I felt my eyes water several times as each girl told her stories. This was such a powerful documentary and really informative. I hope that the hospital has helped many more peoples lives improve since this film was made. I suggest everyone to see this.
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