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Added by garfield2710 on 2 Jan 2014 01:02
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Films I've Seen in 2014 (January)

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People who added this item 307 Average listal rating (193 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
Homefront (2013)
When: January 1st
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: Online.
What'd I Think?: Shockingly dull and forgettable.
Other Notes: Well, the year is not off to a great start so far as movies are concerned. The first one I see gets a negative review. I'm sure this year I'll see lots of great films and some hidden gems. This was not one of them.
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When: January 1st-2nd
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: Loud, stupid and sometimes painful.
Other Notes: I knew putting this one in that I wasn't going to like it, so why did I stay up so late to watch it? Definitely worse than the first.
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People who added this item 3737 Average listal rating (2500 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
When: January 2nd
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: It's funny, but not enough.
Other Notes: In keeping with the beginning of the year blues that plague movie theaters, here is yet another film that I didn't think was all that hot. Let's see how many films it takes for me to reach a good one.
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People who added this item 2800 Average listal rating (1885 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7
Phone Booth (2003)
When: January 2nd
First-Time Viewing: No.
How: DVD from my collection.
What'd I Think?: Gripping and intense.
Other Notes: I was mostly watching this just to check that the DVD I just bought used was working.
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People who added this item 996 Average listal rating (564 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
When: January 3rd
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from Netflix.
What'd I Think?: Mostly boring and generic.
Other Notes: Still waiting for that great first movie of the year.
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People who added this item 2069 Average listal rating (1304 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Patch Adams (1998)
When: January 4th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: HDD recording from HBO.
What'd I Think?: Sappy, manipulative, and cringe-inducing.
Other Notes: I'm going to have to start digging for films that I know I'll like.
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People who added this item 1581 Average listal rating (1035 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
When: January 5th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: Overlong and dull.
Other Notes: Planning to go to the theater tomorrow. I think my luck will change.
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When: January 6th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: In theaters.
What'd I Think?: Exciting and visually appealing.
Other Notes: Yes, finally a good movie! Can't wait for the third movie.
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People who added this item 425 Average listal rating (306 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Turbo (2013)
When: January 6th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: Cliché and predictable.
Other Notes: NA
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People who added this item 1682 Average listal rating (1045 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
When: January 7th
First-Time Viewing: Kind of. I've seen it before, but didn't remember it.
How: DVD from my collection.
What'd I Think?: Majestic and well animated.
Other Notes: Apparently I really wanted to watch some animation.
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People who added this item 71 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 6
When: January 7th-8th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: Netflix Instant.
What'd I Think?: Morose, worrisome and infuriating.
Other Notes: Wow, was this one bad.
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People who added this item 53 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.1
Abandoned (2010)
When: January 8th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: Netflix Instant.
What'd I Think?: Mediocre, but surprisingly competent.
Other Notes: NA
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People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
When: January 8th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: Netflix Instant.
What'd I Think?: Fascinating and well-written.
Other Notes: NA
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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 4.6
Amber Alert (2012)
When: January 8th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: Netflix Instant.
What'd I Think?: Irritating and outlandish.
Other Notes: Netflix has certainly opened a lot people, myself included, to a bunch of really crappy movies.
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People who added this item 3245 Average listal rating (2230 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Face/Off (1997)
When: January 9th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: Netflix Instant.
What'd I Think?: Awesome, but kind of stupid.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 1061 Average listal rating (702 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Elysium (2013)
When: January 10th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: Visually appealing, but hollow.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 414 Average listal rating (278 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
The Family (2013)
When: January 10th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: A little uneven, but I kind of liked it.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 42 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5
When: January 11th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: Netflix Instant.
What'd I Think?: Completely stupid, but marginally entertaining.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 127 Average listal rating (79 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.6
When: January 11th-12th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: Netflix Instant.
What'd I Think?: Yet another disposable action film.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 1324 Average listal rating (903 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Insidious (2011)
When: January 13th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: Often scary, but sometimes lacking.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 264 Average listal rating (187 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 4.8
When: January 13th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: Netflix Instant.
What'd I Think?: Nearly unbearable.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 30 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.8
When: January 13th-14th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: Netflix Instant.
What'd I Think?: Only sporadically funny.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 620 Average listal rating (406 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
When: January 15th
First-Time Viewing: No.
How: Drive-In Theater
What'd I Think?: Fantastic, but a touch too inaccurate.
Other Notes: This was my first experience at a drive-in theater, and I was pleased. I certainly hope to get to try again sometime soon.
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People who added this item 821 Average listal rating (552 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
When: January 15th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: Drive-In Theater
What'd I Think?: Sometimes smart and fun, but occasionally clunky.
Other Notes: It was a double feature.
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People who added this item 313 Average listal rating (209 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.9
Jobs (2013)
When: January 16th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: Boring and dull.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 935 Average listal rating (624 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
When: January 16th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: An exciting but mindless piece of action entertainment.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 1023 Average listal rating (681 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
When: January 17th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: A bizarre and often hilarious dark comedy.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 824 Average listal rating (519 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
When: January 17th-18th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: Ambitious but overlong.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
When: January 18th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from Netflix.
What'd I Think?: Insightful and daunting.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 390 Average listal rating (250 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
The Call (2013)
When: January 18th
First-Time Viewing: No.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: Occasionally implausible, but exciting nonetheless.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 324 Average listal rating (194 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
When: January 18th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: Powerful and harrowing.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 8440 Average listal rating (6075 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.9
Pulp Fiction (1994)
When: January 19th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: Darkly witty, and gloriously entertaining.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 740 Average listal rating (414 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.9
Carrie (2013)
When: January 19th
First-time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: A very dark and compelling horror film.
Other Notes: For the record I haven't seen the original and I'm halfway through the book.
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People who added this item 467 Average listal rating (324 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
When: January 20th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: Flawed but enjoyable horror romp.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 2559 Average listal rating (1686 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
When: January 20th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: HDD recording from AMC.
What'd I Think?: Smart, hilarious and quirky.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 7160 Average listal rating (5103 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
When: January 21st
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: A bit transparent, but chilling and well-written.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 234 Average listal rating (163 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
Enough Said (2013)
When: January 21st-22nd
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: Mature and fascinating.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 634 Average listal rating (394 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.6
When in Rome (2010)
When: January 22nd
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from my sister's collection.
What'd I Think?: Embarrassing piece of rom com dreck.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 72 Average listal rating (40 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
When: January 23rd
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from Netflix.
What'd I Think?: Overly cheesy, but well intentioned and inspiring.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 859 Average listal rating (611 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
When: January 24th
First-Time Viewing: No.
How: DVD from Netflix.
What'd I Think?: Filled with nail-biting intensity.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 483 Average listal rating (286 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Butler (2013)
When: January 25th
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: Heavy-handed and horrendously paced.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 1380 Average listal rating (900 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.6
When: January 25th
First-Time Viewing: Yes, but I have vague memories of watching parts of it when I was younger.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: Sporadically funny, and charming.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 80 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Evelyn (2002) (2002)
When: January 26th
First-Time Viewing: No, but I remember very little about it.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: Inspiring and heartwarming.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 156 Average listal rating (91 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.9
Madeline (1998)
When: January 29th-30th
First-Time Viewing: No, but I only have vague memories of watching it.
How: DVD from the library and Youtube (DVD stopped working.)
What'd I Think?: Mostly mediocre, but also charming and humorous.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 938 Average listal rating (578 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
When: January 31st
First-Time Viewing: No.
How: DVD from Netflix.
What'd I Think?: A bit overlong, but fun and well directed.
Other Notes: NA.
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People who added this item 1397 Average listal rating (974 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Pacific Rim (2013)
When: Started watching January 31st, finished on February 1st
First-Time Viewing: Yes.
How: DVD from the library.
What'd I Think?: Kind of entertaining, but also clichéd.
Other Notes: NA.
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Here are some awards for the month for the new films I saw.

Best Film: Pulp Fiction.
Biggest Surprise: Seven Psychopaths.
I'm shocked it didn't suck: Abandoned.
I'm shocked this wasn't better: Homefront.
Most Underrated: Carrie.
Most Overrated: Tie between Elysium & The Butler.
Worst Film: Assault on Wall Street.

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