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Added by JPHOLT on 1 Jan 2013 03:21
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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.
JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 2511 Average listal rating (1687 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.7
January 1, 2013
Rewatched (DVD)



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.
JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 4513 Average listal rating (3037 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Blade Runner (1982)
January 2, 2013
1st viewing: DVD



Also directed by Ridley Scott, Blade Runner is a science fiction classic.
JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 446 Average listal rating (291 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Contraband (2012)
January 2, 2013
1st viewing: Watched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 1519 Average listal rating (989 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
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.
JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 855 Average listal rating (555 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
El Mariachi (1993)
January 3, 2013
1st viewing: DVD

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 1829 Average listal rating (1193 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
January 6, 2013
1st viewing: DVD checked out/borrowed from library

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 286 Average listal rating (182 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
January 6, 2013
1st viewing: Watched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)



I have loved The Muppets since childhood and that hasn't changed.
JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 1633 Average listal rating (1031 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
January 6, 2013
1st viewing: DVD

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 1492 Average listal rating (984 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
In Time (2011)
January 6, 2013
1st viewing: Watched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)

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January 6, 2013
Rewatched (DVD)

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January 6, 2013
1st viewing: DVD

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 201 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.3
King Ralph (1991)
January 7, 2013
1st viewing: Watched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 2064 Average listal rating (1400 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
January 7, 2013
1st viewing: DVD

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 163 Average listal rating (104 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
January 8, 2013
1st viewing: Watched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 1885 Average listal rating (1241 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
January 8, 2013
1st viewing: DVD checked out/borrowed from library



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.
JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 5.5
January 8, 2013
1st viewing: Watched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 1443 Average listal rating (972 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
Paul (2011)
January 9, 2013
1st viewing: Watched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 2256 Average listal rating (1510 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
January 10, 2013
Rewatched (Blu-ray)

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 598 Average listal rating (351 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
The Raven (2012)
January 10, 2013
1st viewing: DVD rental (Redbox)

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JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 341 Average listal rating (230 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.
JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 76 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
January 12, 2013
1st viewing: Watched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 360 Average listal rating (272 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.5
January 12, 2013
Rewatched (DVD)



Not as good as Under Siege, but not bad either.
JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 2816 Average listal rating (1769 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Vertigo (1958)
January 12, 2013
1st viewing: DVD checked out/borrowed from library

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 73 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.9
The War Wagon (1967)
January 12, 2013
1st viewing: Watched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 6660 Average listal rating (4828 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
X-Men (2000)
January 13, 2013
Rewatched (DVD)

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 1672 Average listal rating (1155 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
January 13, 2013
1st viewing: DVD

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 3312 Average listal rating (2301 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Zombieland (2009)
January 13, 2013
1st viewing: DVD

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 1635 Average listal rating (1076 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.5
ร†on Flux (2005)
January 13, 2013
Rewatched (DVD)

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 44 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7
Black Legion (1937)
January 13, 2013
1st viewing: DVD checked out/borrowed from library

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 1253 Average listal rating (855 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
January 14, 2013
1st viewing: DVD

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 150 Average listal rating (90 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
January 14, 2013
1st viewing: DVD checked out/borrowed from library

JPHOLT's rating:
January 14, 2013
1st viewing: DVD checked out/borrowed from library

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 97 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
January 14, 2013
1st viewing: DVD checked out/borrowed from library

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 1821 Average listal rating (1229 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Desperado (1995)
January 15, 2013
Rewatched (DVD)

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 523 Average listal rating (354 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.6
January 16, 2013
1st viewing: DVD

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 1491 Average listal rating (1039 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
January 17, 2013
1st viewing: DVD

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 99 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
Girlfight (2000)
January 19, 2013
1st viewing: Watched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
January 19, 2013
1st viewing: Watched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
January 19, 2013
1st viewing: Watched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 7979 Average listal rating (5811 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
Jurassic Park (1993)
January 19, 2013
Rewatched (DVD)

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 6385 Average listal rating (4516 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
January 20, 2013
1st viewing: DVD

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.6
January 20, 2013
1st viewing: Watched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.5
January 20, 2013
1st viewing: Watched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 3189 Average listal rating (2109 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
January 20, 2013
Rewatched (DVD)

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 335 Average listal rating (198 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
Only You (1994)
January 20, 2013
Rewatched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 832 Average listal rating (535 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.7
Priest (2011)
January 20, 2013
1st viewing: Watched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 881 Average listal rating (628 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
January 21, 2013
1st viewing: DVD

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January 21, 2013
1st viewing: Watched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)

JPHOLT's rating:
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.5
January 21, 2013
1st viewing: Watched on DirecTV (Movie saved on DVR)

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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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