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Added by Happy Vader on 7 Jul 2011 02:10
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A Month At The Movies - July 2011!

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People who added this item 1129 Average listal rating (757 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Directed by: Terence Young!

Main cast: Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Lotte Lenya & Robert Shaw!

Stars out of 10: 7.0 Stars!

Agrh! I think I'm infected from the 'Bride Of Frankenstein-itis! This is the 3rd sequel I've rejected which is widely considered superior to the original!

I mean, I liked the film and It's deliberate slow-pace but It just wasn't up the level. But It did have a redeeming point though: Of all the Sean Connery-era Bond films I've seen, this one stands out as his best, performance-wise!

Anyways, for die-hard James Bond fans, this film is gold but for me, It was just a copper!
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People who added this item 6608 Average listal rating (4759 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Directed by: Pete Doctor!

Main cast: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly & Bob Peterson!

Stars out of 10: 8.8 Stars!

Walking is good for the exercise!

Hands up those who have seen this film at least once!

Many people associate one, two or even three cartoons which describe their childhood. Monsters, Inc. - alongside Dumbo & The Jungle Book - make up my childhood!

A funny, well-voiced, heart-warming cartoon which breaks the innovative barrier. It actually makes me wanna open my wardrobe or check under my bed to find Sully or Mike Wachowski lurking somewhere!

I never had much fun while watching a cartoon!!

Ranked No. 466 out of 500!
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Directed by: Boyd Kirkland!

Main cast: Kevin Conroy, Michael Ansara, Loren Lester, May Kay Bergman, George Dzundza & Efrem Zimbalist

Stars out of 10: 8.9 Stars!

That's OK, I got her!

Another cartoon. I saw this film when I was very young and I unearthed it quite recently. It's also one of the very few cartoons which my dad also loves!

The thing I like about this cartoon is that this is the only Batman-related cartoon/movie that captures Gotham City almost perfectly: Shady characters, unpredictable corners & surprisingly, even Robin was likable.

This one cartoon almost single-handedly puts the never-ending TV series to shame and is definitely worth a watch!
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People who added this item 803 Average listal rating (536 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.6
Directed by: Jonathan Lynn!

Main cast: Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, Fred Gwynne, Ralph Macchio & Mitchell Whitfield!

Stars out of 10: 7.9 Stars!

... So I wore this ridiculous thing for you!

Joe Pesci as the lead was the last thing I wanted to see and it gave. Oh man, will i ever get tired of this movie? I hope not...

Anyways, after watching Mr. Pesci play violent roles, i decided to watch My Cousin Vinny in order to see whether can he play comedy roles better than violent roles or not? Just 20 minutes into his entrance, he failed to disappoint. I admit, it was nowhere as great as Raging Bull or GoodFellas, but i like to compare this film to Home Alone, Casino & Lethal Weapon 4!

For major Joe Pesci fans, this film will keep you entertained throughout the way but for non-Pesci fans, this one won't be as great & worthy of your time & to them it will be like Legally Blonde but with a male in the lead! I loved this film alot and it doesn't have any tasteless jokes or any of that kind for the matter!

Ranked No. 481 out of 500!
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People who added this item 682 Average listal rating (428 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Directed by: Richard Lester!

Main cast: The Beatles!

Stars out of 10: 8.0 Stars!

It's been a hard day's night!

I usually don't watch movies which contain musicians because it's undoubtly gonna be a bomb. But, we sure can make an exception here. I'm not just saying this film was good because it had The Beatles... It was just good!

Now, I'd heard alot about this film and i was very intrigued and i was expecting entirely something else and it gave entirely something other!

The film was good but not great and it was very exhaustive with focusing one thing for many shots!

But, despite that, i would rank this no. 1 in the 'musicians-in-movies' as The Beatles really showed potential and were better than most but thank you, i will just stick to their music!
People who added this item 520 Average listal rating (305 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Haunting (1963)
Directed by: Robert Wise!

Main cast: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Russ Tamblyn & Richard Johnson!

Stars out of 10: 8.5 Stars!

The House wants me!

I just finished watching this movie 20 minutes ago!

First things first! This isn't your average ghost-story with mindless talk and stupid acting. This film, directed by the master Robert Wise, takes you by the neck and gives you a 'you-really-are-there-with-them' feeling and refuses to let loose!

I was thoroughly impressed by Julie Harris' performance as the ethereal Eleanor. She really fleshed out her character probably more than anyone could've and she should've been nominated!

Anyways, on to the film. I'm just gonna say one word: Brilliant! Now I'm gonna add 2 more: Utter Brilliant!

This is a horror movie at it's most finest. Screw Psycho, this is the original & the best creepy horror movie I've seen in ages. No blood, no scary shadows, no thing suddenly appearing in front of the screen. Just loud tapping sounds, heavy music and one freakishly bending door!

A must-watch for horror fans out there because, as far as i know, this film follows every rule in the horror-book and doesn't disappoint one bit!

Ranked No. 177 out of 500!
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People who added this item 568 Average listal rating (371 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Directed by: Curtis Hanson!

Main Cast: Rebecca De Mornay, Annabella Sciora, Matt McCoy, Ernie Hudson & Madeline Zima!

Stars out of 10: 8.0 Stars!

... That boy is a bully!

I love films with realistic villains. Heck, I love films in which an outsider destroys what is shown as the 'perfect family'. Hell, I love these films even more when that said villain is a female!

Granted, this film wasn't Oscar material but both the lead females sure gave great performances with Annabella playing the housewife who has Asthma & Rebecca De Mornay playing the twisted & calm babysitter, Peyton Flanders!

To female viewers this film is sensitive because It focuses on the worst nightmare of a new-mother: The fear that something is gonna happen to their baby and I think the whole breast-feeding thing must've shocked a great deal of female viewers around the world!

Anyways, for people who like high tension and simple settings should go for this film but those who get offended by these subjects should just stay clear!

A classic? Not particularly but nevertheless, one of the best in the thriller-drama genre!
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I know that July hasn't finished yet and the reason why I'm posting this soon is because I'm leaving for Pakistan in a few days and I don't think I may be able to post for a few weeks!

This is my 2nd entry!

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