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Added by Lydia on 2 Jul 2012 01:08
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Movie Diary July 2012

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Sunday, July 1st

I had to work a lot this weekend (boo) so my movie watching was cut back significantly. Anyways.

I loved this movie. While it is slightly predicatable, it still keeps you on the edge of your seat. Progagonists and antagonists are midley unexpected, and the ending was touching. Thumbs up for sure!
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People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.8
Monday, July 2nd

Well, I didn't see the ending coming. And I always love a good plot twist.
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Tuesday, July 3rd

What would happen if the movies Saw and got together and made a little baby movie? This would happen.
I have never seen any of the other films in the Hostel franchise, but I fell victim to Netflix, once again. Because I haven't viewed the first movies, I can't whine about how it is exactly the same thing over again, because I have no idea.
I do know this: They drop the F-bomb a lot. I mean...A LOT. So much that I started counting towards the end (55 minutes into the movie) by the end (1 hour and 35 minutes in lengeth) my F count was up to 78. Yes, 78 in about 30 minutes. I'm tempted to watch the first 55 minutes again just to count those.

Anyways, not my favorite. Not the worst movie I've ever seen, though.
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People who added this item 121 Average listal rating (72 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.2
Wednesday, July 4th

First, HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

This was a cute romantic comedy, although it certainly didn't seem very realistic to me.

Who falls in love in less than a day?
The whole accdental marriage thing isn't even possible, as far as I know, and even if it was, why didn't they just get an anullment?
And what celebrity really hates the paperazzi that much?

Anyways, made for a good laugh.
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People who added this item 86 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.6
The Shrine (2010)
Thurday, July 5th

Poor acting, but it did make me cringe more than once (mostly because I can't stand eye-piercing scenes)
But all in all, the poster was more scary than the movie.
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People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.5
Friday July 6th

I couldn't even finish this. So I can't give it an honest review
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Friday, July 6th

This was a cute film. Nothing really unique about it, but it was sweet and fun to watch.
My one question is, how old is Jessica Alba supposed to be in this movie? Because she flirts with a 15 year old and she looks to be about 24.
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Saturday, July 7th

This movie has a ridculously low rating, but I actually found it to be quite enjoyable. Lots of random big names in it, as well. Which was surprising. I really don't like either of the Wilson brothers, but I suppose I prefer Luke Wilson over Owen Wilson.
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Okay, it took me forever to finish this movie because I often times get distracted when viewing films, and this one required my complete undivided attention (differnt language, lots of reading)

After seeing, and loving, the American remake of this film, I was urged to view the original.
Even though the story line is exactly the same, and even some of the dialouge is word for word, there are some key points that were changed in the remake that make these two films difficult to compare when it comes to quality. It really is an apples and oranges deal. Both are obviously cut from the same cloth, but the smallest tweeks changed the whole meaning of the movie.

That being said, I loved it, but I also loved the remake.
Overall? Excellent.
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Ted (2012)
Sunday, July 8th
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Yes, this movie was a little bit cliche, but that didn't keep me from enjoying every minute of it. Probably the funniest movie that I've seen so far in 2012.
The mere fact that a cute and cuddly teddy bear smokes pot, has sex and curses makes it hillarious (although a TINY BIT disturbing)

Definite thumbs up! I got my money's worth this time :]
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People who added this item 1063 Average listal rating (682 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
Monday, July 9th

This was a wonderful twist on the typical vampire epidemic movie. Seldom does the plot involve vampires hunting humans. Or trying to find a cure.
Excellent.
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Tuesday, July 10th

I loved this cute romantic comedy. Another hit for an independant movie. I was pleased with the ending, even if it was predictable.
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Wednesday, July 11th

This was your average, run of the mill romantic comedy. But it made me laugh a few times, and the conflict was decent enough. So I give it a 6/10.
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People who added this item 384 Average listal rating (268 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.7
Thursday, July 12th

I had actually seen this movie before, but it had been so long that I barely remembered what happened in it, so it's being filed under this movie diary.

This film had a Napolean Dynamite mixed with Superbad vibe. Corny and lame, but worth a few laughs. This just isn't my favorite genre of comedy, thus the 5/10 rating. Enjoyable to an extent. But I won't watch it again.
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Friday, July 13th

I was actually very hopeful for this movie. The first 30 minutes or so really had me going. Good plot, decentish acting, creepy antagonist, "make you jump" scenes. Everything that makes a scary movie, well, scary.

But then it turned into a wreck. It's as though the actors forgot how to act. Perhaps it was because there was little premise before the movie began to climax, so the mystery factor was taken away.

By the end of the movie I was just shaking my head and wondering how such a promising movie went so wrong.
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Mark of Love (2009)
Friday, July 13th

This was about as interesting as it sounds...
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People who added this item 151 Average listal rating (99 ratings) 4.4 IMDB Rating 5.3
Tomcats (2001)
Saturday, July 14th

Eh, it's been done before. Just Average.
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People who added this item 189 Average listal rating (127 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Sunday, July 15th

HOORAY! Finally, a good movie! :D

I loved this. I have seen so, so, SO many kidnapping movies, and they all are very much cliche. But this one actually surprised me. That seldom happens. Thumbs up.
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People who added this item 388 Average listal rating (228 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.8
Monday, July 16th

What a strange movie. If you like the abstract and bizzare, this is for you.

From an artistic standpoint, this film is amazing. The camera work was very, very well done. The imagination behind it was also one of a kind.

I, personally, have to give it a low rating because I was fairly bored. I prefer a more defined plot, but that's just me.

However, it did keep me watching until the very end, so I'll give it that.
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People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.2
The Entitled (2011)
Monday, July 16th

Another really good kidnap movie, in my opinion. Fast-paced action and an element of mystery (although some of the plot was a little expected) I was still very much entertained.
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Tuesday, July 17th

Aside from the annoying performance by Victoria Profeta, I enjoyed this movie very much. There were some slow segments, but for the most part I was thourghly entertained.

Unexpected ending, too ;D
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Wednesday, July 18th

I saw this in theaters (not 3D) and LOVED it. There was action, humor, romance...really everything that it needed to be a big hit.
Of course, we have all seen every special effect trick in the book, so it's not like they went above and beyond when it came to that, but it was well done.

As for the story, I felt that Marvel did an excellent job at connecting you to the characters, especially Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone was to die for). I know that I can't compare her to Kirsten Dunst in the original Spiderman trilogy because she didn't play Gwen, but rather Mary Jane. (which confused me, by the way. Which love intrest is more accurate to the comic?)

I thought that the characters also felt more realistic than in the original franchise. Peter Parker definitely acts like a teenager would act when something terrible happens. Also, I enjoyed the comedic perspective that this film took. When he first realizes he has powers he is obviously FREAKED OUT and CONFUSED, and it takes him a while to get used to it. I thought that part really was a home run.

Anyways, overall, if you are skeptical about this movie, suck it up and watch it. It was amazing.
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People who added this item 599 Average listal rating (380 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Monsters (2010)
Thursday, July 19th

It took me several times of coming back to this movie to actually finish it. It wasn't bad at all, but not outstanding. Really, the last 5 minutes made the whole film.
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Thursday, July 19th

I kind of loved that Seann William Scott played a character a little out of his douche-bag norm. I actually really enjoyed this movie, I don't know why the reviews are so low...probably because it didn't really break any ground, but then again, what movie does?
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People who added this item 87 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.8
I'm Reed Fish (2006)
Friday, July 20th

This simply is not my favorite kind of comedy, just not for me.
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The Forger (2012)
Saturday, July 21st

This was an unexpectantly good flick. I didn't have much of an opinion on Josh Hutchenson (other than from The Hunger Games) so it was good to see him in something else (he was good, by the way)

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Sunday, July 22nd

I'm always on the lookout for a good mind-f film, and this was definitely one. An excellent reality vs truth movie.
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People who added this item 58 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5
Fifty Pills (2006)
Monday, July 23rd

I wasn't expecting this movie to actually be anything but another crappy filler on Netflix. That being said, I was surprised. It wasn't wonderful, but it was much better than expected.
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People who added this item 678 Average listal rating (440 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.5
Tuesday, July 24th

Okay, this movie was a little bit predictable. I didn't find it to be boring at all. I always love Samuel L. Jackson, and Ben Affleck is usually good, although not my favorite. But both leads delivered excellent performances.
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Loaded (2008)
Wednesday, July 25th

The film makers probably used a bit too much slow-mo during the editing of this, but the eye-candy made up for it ;]



Yum, Chace Crawford & Jesse Metcalfe
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Wednesday, July 25th

This was an extremely quirky romantic comedy. Very much a satire, just not my favorite.
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6
Thursday, July 26th

I kind of forgot that I was wathcing this movie (I do that often) but finally finished it today.

I'm not huge on gangster movies- mostly because I can't stand Jersey accents, but this one was not only tolerable, but entertaining.
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People who added this item 108 Average listal rating (65 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Neverwas (2005)
Thursday, July 26th

Okay, loved this movie. Very heartwarming, in my opinion. It was not widely successful, but I think it belongs on the higher end of the spectrum.
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People who added this item 261 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Friday, July 27th

An unexpected movie that was pretty good. Very Matrix-y. You really have to pay attention, though, otherwise you'll be lost in all of the different identities.
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People who added this item 230 Average listal rating (153 ratings) 3.8 IMDB Rating 3.6
Saturday, July 28th

Okay, this wasn't that bad, but it was just a bit corny for me- mainly the soundtrack.
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Sunday, July 29th
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People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6
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