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Added by Orlok on 1 Jan 2012 08:48
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Movie journal - January 2012

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People who added this item 6405 Average listal rating (4514 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.6
Seven (1995)
First off, I want to wish everyone a happy new year!

Date: 1 January

*First time watch*

A truly great & disturbing thriller. The acting is great, especially by Morgan Freeman & Kevin Spacey. Brad Pitt was decent, though.

It's obviously the father of the Saw-franchise, but I found this one to be much more disturbing & unnerving than any of the Saw films.

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People who added this item 583 Average listal rating (346 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5
Date: 2. January


I know I'm going to get a lot of crap for this, but I think this movie is phenomenal.

Don't get me wrong, it's really disturbing & gruesome, but it's an extremely powerful film with some great metaphors, if you're willing to look past the gruesomeness on the screen.

Oh and just because I think the film is great, doesn't mean I enjoy watching some of the scenes in it. I find them sickening and repulsive, but the film leaves more of an impact with them.

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People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 3.4
Rats (2003)
Date: 2. January

*first time watch*

A really bad film, but it's got some enjoyable parts. The CGI in this is laughable, and it's too bad they didn't use the big rat puppet more because it looked much better.

Overall, I only recommend this one to b-movie fans, but it's not as entertaining as b-movies like Slugs.

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People who added this item 292 Average listal rating (184 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.4
Date: 2. January

*first time watch*

A classic ghost story with a slow pace.

It's really similar to Ti West's other film,The House of the Devil, but this one wasn't so graphic and it didn't have as much horror elements.

The characters were really likable, especially the main girl, Claire (portrayed by Sara Paxton). It dragged a few parts, but the final act was pretty damn creepy.

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People who added this item 39 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 5.2
Date: 3. January

*first time watch*

I really enjoyed this extremely violent slasher, but it was slightly disappointing as a sequel.

The first "Laid to Rest" took me by surprise with it's gritty style, extreme violence, bad-ass villain and mysterious story.

This sequel has a much weaker and more confusing story, and the characters are much weaker. Chromeskull is still as bad-ass as he was in the last one, though.

I'd recommend it, but don't go in expecting an incredible story.

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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.7
Chop (2011)
Date: 3. January

*first time watch*

A really well-made & funny horror-comedy, that parodies the modern revenge & torture films.

The acting is surprisingly good, and the story is full of hilarious twists and turns.

My only problem is that the movie is a little bit too short, and it felt like something was missing.

Still, I highly recommend this indie gem.

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People who added this item 293 Average listal rating (204 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.4
Kill List (2011)
Date: 4. January

*first time watch*

An unique, slow-build thriller/horror, with a really shocking finale, but the first act drags a bit, though.

This movie isn't for everyone, since it's pretty weird, but I would suggest having patience while watching it, and going in with an open mind.

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People who added this item 418 Average listal rating (262 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
Black Death (2010)
Date: 6. January

*first time watch*

I didn't have any high expectations for this one, but I was really surprised by how good it was.

Everyone did a good job in it, especially Sean Bean, and the cinematography is great.

The twist in this one isn't really original or genius, but it took me by surprise.

Overall, a good film that's worth a watch.

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People who added this item 1905 Average listal rating (1329 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Date: 7. January

*first time watch*

I had very low expectations, since I thought it looked a little bit silly from all the advertising, but I was completely blown away by it!

The cast was great, especially John Lithgow and Brian Cox, whom both are some of my favorite actors.

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Date: 8. January

*first time watch*

A really silly b-movie, with a lot of really funny and entertaining parts. Roddy Piper is priceless in this one, and I really like the "frog people"-costumes.

I recommend it, but you got to be in the right mindset when watching it.

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People who added this item 232 Average listal rating (146 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 4.6
Date: 8. January

*first time watch*

I honestly don't think this is as bad as everyone says it is. Some of the characters are much more sympathetic than the douchebags in the other Hostel-films (there are still a lot of douchebags in this one, though), and I enjoyed it more than the first one.

My main issue with this one is that it's way too tame. It skimps on a lot of the gore, and some of the deaths are really weak.

If you're a fan of the Hostel-films, you most likely might be disappointed. But for me, it was worth a watch.

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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 4.4 IMDB Rating 4.1
Eaters (2011)
Date: 11. January

*first time watch*

The story is pretty bad, but overall it's a really entertaining indie flick.

The characters are actually pretty good, and the zombie sfx are really well-made.

I wouldn't recommend it to everyone, but I enjoyed it very much.

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People who added this item 1015 Average listal rating (726 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
They Live (1988)
Date: 13. January

*first time watch*

Goddamn, this is an awesome film!

Roddy Piper & Keith David seem to have really much fun in their roles, and they do a great job portraying the two anti-heroes.

The disguised aliens & the subliminal messages were really paranoia-inducing, but also darkly funny.

Overall, I really liked this film, and I recommend it to fans of John Carpenter, and people who just want a clever and really entertaining film.

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People who added this item 2565 Average listal rating (1613 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Platoon (1986)
Date: 14. January

*first time watch*

I absolutely loved this one.

The acting is great, the directing & cinematography is great, and the music is absolutely gorgeous.

People may disagree, but I thought this was an absolute masterpiece.

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People who added this item 2525 Average listal rating (1775 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Drive (2011)
Date: 15. January

*first time watch*

This movie, in my opinion, is one of the most perfect movies I've ever seen.

The music, the cinematography, the writing & the acting... everything is incredible.

It contains a lot of really shocking and realistic brutality that really hits you right in the stomach.

Not everyone may like it as much as I do, but I will always call this a masterpiece.

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People who added this item 48 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 4.4
Date: 19. January

*first time watch*

A really fun and entertaining Jaws-ripoff, that made me laugh out loud at times.

recommended for b-movie lovers.

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People who added this item 4082 Average listal rating (2642 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Scarface (1983)
Date: 22. January

*first time watch*

A great mafia-film that shows the rise & the downfall of a "bad guy".

The soundtrack & the cinematography was great, and the acting was superb.

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People who added this item 457 Average listal rating (285 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Phenomena (1985)
Date: 22. January

*first time watch*

A suspenseful slasher film, mixed with both giallo & supernatural elements.

The acting is sometimes really good (Mostly because of Donald Pleasence & Jennifer Connelly), but other times, it's pretty bad.

The kills were great, and the reveal near the end was pretty creepy.

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People who added this item 115 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.2
Amer (2010)
Date: 25. January

*first time watch*

I seriously weren't sure what I had watched, so I had to take some hours to think about it. I can't go into the details, since it'll spoil the film.

It's truly a unique and surreal film, and a definitive mindfuck.

It's not for everyone, though, so I'll only recommended to people who like art-films and surrealism.

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People who added this item 423 Average listal rating (256 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Tenebre (1982)
Date: 28. January

*first time watch*

This got to be my favorite film by director Dario Argento. As much as I love Deep Red, I liked this one more.

The story is really suspenseful, the visuals are great, the soundtrack is groovy & the kills are really graphic.

A must watch for fans of Giallo-films.

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Movies I couldn't finish because A) they were horrible or, B) Not in the mood.
People who added this item 1446 Average listal rating (963 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.5
Green Lantern (2011)
Date: 8. January

No... Just No...
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