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JP's January 2013 Movie Journal (ABC Edition)

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January 1, 2013
1st viewing: DVD



I started off the month (and year), with a movie based on a book that I read a few years ago. (Stormbreaker is the first book in the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, who also wrote the screenplay for this film.)

The cast is made up of several well known actors including Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, and Mickey Rourke. The title character is played by Alex Pettyfer.

The movie has an interesting premise, with Alex Rider, a teenager, being recruited to work as a spy. I thought the movie wasn't horrible, but it could have been much better. The pacing was all over the place and it seemed way too forced to me.

Overall, it was entertaining enough of a movie that I watched it all the way through, but it isn't one that I will revist anytime soon.
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January 1, 2013
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This is an action packed movie based on a true story. It is about a mission that went wrong and what happened as an aftermath. About 100 Army Rangers fight for their lives to survive and get to safety.

I felt more like someone that was fighting alongside these soldiers rather than just a spectator watching from a safe distance. There were a few times that I ducked when I heard gunshots because the action was so intense. That is a not easily done in a movie like this, but director Ridley Scott was able to accomplish it with ease.

I highly recommend Black Hawk Down for anyone that likes action/war movies.
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January 2, 2013
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Also directed by Ridley Scott, Blade Runner is a science fiction classic.
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People who added this item 444 Average listal rating (285 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
Contraband (2012)
January 2, 2013
1st viewing: Watched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)

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January 2, 2013
1st viewing: Watched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)



To be honest, I am not a fan of Zach Galifianakis, so I kept putting off watching this movie, even though several of my friends told me it was worth seeing. I am a HUGE Robert Downey Jr. fan so I decided to give it a try.

It was definately worth watching, at least once because it is amusing and entertaining. It also shows how bad road trips can be...with the wrong person.
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People who added this item 841 Average listal rating (541 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
January 3, 2013
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January 6, 2013
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January 6, 2013
1st viewing: Watched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)



I have loved The Muppets since childhood and that hasn't changed.
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January 6, 2013
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In Time (2011)
January 6, 2013
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January 6, 2013
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People who added this item 189 Average listal rating (134 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.2
King Ralph (1991)
January 7, 2013
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January 7, 2013
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January 8, 2013
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January 8, 2013
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It was funny that this movie was referenced in Lucky Number Slevin and in a CSI:NY episode that I watched in the same week. This is an excellent Hitchcock film.
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January 8, 2013
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January 9, 2013
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People who added this item 2237 Average listal rating (1455 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
January 10, 2013
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People who added this item 593 Average listal rating (339 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
The Raven (2012)
January 10, 2013
1st viewing: DVD rental (Redbox)

 
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People who added this item 338 Average listal rating (227 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.7
The Sitter (2011)
January 11, 2013
1st viewing: Watched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)




This movie was a total waste of time and not funny at all. Consider yourself warned.
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January 12, 2013
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January 12, 2013
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Not as good as Under Siege, but not bad either.
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January 12, 2013
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The War Wagon (1967)
January 12, 2013
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January 13, 2013
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January 13, 2013
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January 13, 2013
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January 13, 2013
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January 13, 2013
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January 14, 2013
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January 15, 2013
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January 16, 2013
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January 19, 2013
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January 19, 2013
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January 19, 2013
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January 19, 2013
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January 20, 2013
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January 20, 2013
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January 20, 2013
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January 20, 2013
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Priest (2011)
January 20, 2013
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January 21, 2013
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January 21, 2013
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Movies I have seen during the month of January 2013 on DVD, Blu-ray, VHS, or on DirecTV. As you can see, I will be watching movies in alphabetical order. My goal is to watch at least 60 movies for the month, with the majority being 1st time viewings.

I welcome any comments and/or suggestions. Thank you!

(By the way, I plan on adding comments for each movie soon.)

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