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BradWesley123's Movie Journal- December 2013

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December 1st

People who added this item 2294 Average listal rating (1491 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5

DVD- 1hr. 34min.
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People who added this item 321 Average listal rating (212 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.9
Jobs (2013)

DVD- 2hrs. 9min.
First Viewing
Not as terrible as I was led to believe, but not really that good either. Jobs pretty much sticks to the average biopic script; never taking any risks. Steve Jobs is a complex historical figure and a film about him should be so too, not a toothless circle-jerk for how innovative he was. Kutcher isn't terrible, but he never really manages to handle the heavier moments; his costar Josh Gad comes off much better as Jobs' partner Steve Wozniak, even if it's a very underwritten role. Never registers as anything more than a "meh."
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People who added this item 882 Average listal rating (613 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7

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DVD- 1hr. 59min.
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December 3rd

People who added this item 681 Average listal rating (474 ratings) 4.4 IMDB Rating 4.8
After Earth (2020)

DVD- 1hr. 40min.
First Viewing
Everything about this movie is just so terribly misguided. From the poor script with stilted, horrible dialogue to the weak visual effects, and etc. The acting is pretty terrible here too, with Jaden Smith an unconvincing lead and his father, one of the most charismatic actors around, relegated to one location for the whole movie. This was intended to be M. Night Shyamalan's comeback film, but it doesn't really bare any of his usual tricks. The movie is so damn boring though, it honestly could have used an illogical twist.
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December 7th

People who added this item 2285 Average listal rating (1477 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6

DVD- 2hrs. 12min.
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December 8th

People who added this item 270 Average listal rating (172 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5

DVD- 1hr. 37min.
First Viewing
Smart and funny character study of one man's obsession to beat the best. Michael Sheen gives arguably his best performance ever as Brian Clough, who disastrously coached Leeds United for 44 days before being let go. Peter Morgan's script never overplays it's hand, and Tom Hopper displays his most subtle direction ever here.
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People who added this item 237 Average listal rating (169 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1

DVD- 1hr. 30min.
First Viewing
Drinking Buddies is a likable, well-acted film. Unfortunately, it's also an incredibly uneventful one.
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December 10th

People who added this item 263 Average listal rating (156 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.8

DVD- 1hr. 43min.
First Viewing
Another example of a solid premise with poor execution. The writing never goes for anything more than crude shocks which, while I'm not opposed to them, never land. I like Aubrey Plaza, she's great on Parks and Recreation and was quite strong in Safety not guaranteed, but I think she was miscast here. While she does give it her all, naïve and passive aren't her strongest characteristics. The rest of the cast is pretty solid, though none really have much to work with, with Bill Hader stealing a lot of scenes.
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December 11th

People who added this item 4006 Average listal rating (2621 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Love Actually (2003)

DVD- 2hrs. 15min.
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December 13th


DVD- 1hr. 31min.
First Viewing
A strong cast and witty writing make this a strong TV-movie.
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People who added this item 2926 Average listal rating (1814 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8

DVD- 2hrs. 49min.
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December 14th

People who added this item 822 Average listal rating (513 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.8

VHS- 1hr. 26min.
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December 15th

People who added this item 42 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.6
All Is Bright (2013)

DVD- 1hr. 47min.
First Viewing
Just really boring and unoriginal. Giamatti and Rudd do their best here, but they can't save this clunker from mediocrity.
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December 16th

People who added this item 486 Average listal rating (323 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9

DVD- 1hr. 47min.
First Viewing
A Christmas classic that, while it doesn't really live up to the acclaim, is sweet and heartfelt. Edmund Gwenn creates what would become the prototypical Santa Claus depiction.
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December 17th

People who added this item 442 Average listal rating (290 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1

DVD- 1hr. 37min.
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December 19th

People who added this item 1410 Average listal rating (863 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8

DVD- 1hr. 36min.
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People who added this item 998 Average listal rating (679 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
Scrooged (1988)

DVD- 1hr. 40min.
First Viewing
A strange and unique entry in the Christmas Carol remake canon. Bill Murray is at his Bill Murray-est here, playing the redemptive dick, and is solid throughout. There are a lot of funny bits in the movie and enough Christmas spirit to make it essential holiday viewing, even if the tone is completely off and the ending is way too self-congratulatory.
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December 20th

People who added this item 418 Average listal rating (283 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.6
Fred Claus (2007)

DVD- 1hr. 55min.
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DVD- 1hr. 38min.
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December 21st

People who added this item 2029 Average listal rating (1339 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 7
Elf (2003)

DVD- 1hr. 35min.
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People who added this item 852 Average listal rating (565 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5

Online- 1hr. 30min.
First Viewing
A confident directorial debut by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The script, which Gordon-Levitt also wrote, is refreshingly adult, and he assembles a great cast to work with it, even Tony Danza does strong work here. The movie only stumbles when it plays into clichés and stereotypes.
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December 22nd


Netflix- 1hr. 42min.
First Viewing
Never original in the slightest, but affably well-acted and authentic.
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December 23rd

People who added this item 121 Average listal rating (77 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 4.4
Getaway (2013)

DVD- 1hr. 30min.
First Viewing
While not the total disaster that reviews had alluded to, Getaway is a completely missed opportunity. A movie with this premise should be an adrenaline-charged, fist-pumping fun ride instead of the yawn inducing bore that it is. What a waste.
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December 24th

People who added this item 2200 Average listal rating (1373 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.6

DVD- 1hr. 40min.
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December 25th

People who added this item 1224 Average listal rating (864 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1

DVD- 2hrs. 33min.
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December 26th

People who added this item 703 Average listal rating (461 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
Young Adult (2011)

Netflix- 1hr. 33min.
First Viewing
A funny yet sour film about a complete narcissist that learns nothing, and doesn't change. Usually I wouldn't like a movie like this, but it so well made that it's hard to really dislike. Charlize Theron gives one of her best performances playing the aforementioned narcissist, and Patton Oswalt does some surprising strong work as her friend/fanboy. Diablo Cody's script is smart, and Jason Reitman's direction is deft.

Stray Note: First movie I watched with Chromecast.
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December 27th

People who added this item 86 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7

Netflix- 1hr. 35min.
First Viewing
A very well-made indie flick with strong direction from first-timer Rebecca Thomas, and a great lead performance from relative newcomer Julia Garner.
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People who added this item 1387 Average listal rating (897 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
The Wolverine (2013)

DVD- 2hrs. 6min.
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December 28th

People who added this item 4363 Average listal rating (2951 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.7

DVD- 2hrs. 26min.
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December 29th

People who added this item 896 Average listal rating (525 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5

DVD- 2hrs. 5min.
First Viewing
Boring but incredibly well-made, The Painted Veil is a respectable feature. The cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh is gorgeous, the score by Alexandre Desplat is beautiful, and the lead performances from Naomi Watts and Edward Norton are strong.
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People who added this item 1181 Average listal rating (761 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

DVD- 1hr. 43min.
First Viewing
I wasn't the biggest fan of the original but compared to this, it's a masterpiece. All of the clichés that the first one tried to send-up, this one plays into them. This is an ugly, angry, and stupid film that represents the worst in modern filmmaking.
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People who added this item 976 Average listal rating (658 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1

DVD- 2hrs. 11min.
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December 30th

People who added this item 1106 Average listal rating (738 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6

DVD- 1hrs. 49min.
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December 31st

People who added this item 1358 Average listal rating (910 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.1

DVD- 1hrs. 30min.
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People who added this item 471 Average listal rating (320 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1

DVD- 1hrs. 25min.
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People who added this item 1949 Average listal rating (1374 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.9
Ted (2012)

DVD- 1hrs. 47min.
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People who added this item 1582 Average listal rating (1100 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2

DVD- 1hrs. 50min.
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People who added this item 1177 Average listal rating (802 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6

DVD- 1hrs. 46min.
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People who added this item 2372 Average listal rating (1616 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.7

DVD- 1hrs. 32min.
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People who added this item 1635 Average listal rating (1156 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.9

DVD- 1hrs. 38min.

Anchorman


DVD- 1hr. 38min.
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Numbers


Number of Movies Watched: 40
Newly Watched: 16
DVD: 35
VHS: 1
Blu-Ray: 0
Streaming: 4
Most Watched: Anchorman (2)
Time Spent: 74hrs. 17min.

Critcal


Best New View: Young Adult
Worst New View: Kick-Ass 2

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The Complete Wesley: 2013 Movie Journal (12 lists)
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Published 9 years, 6 months ago 1 comment



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