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Added by Hippie Chic on 23 Jan 2010 04:50
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Movies seen released on 2009

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A haunting art form. Its quiet melancholic mood draws you in, a direct contrast from Hollywood’s noisy, heavy-with-effects type of moviemaking. Then there's the refreshing storyline that unfolded enchantingly with lead actors Lina Leanderson and Kare Hedebrants realistic portrayal so natural that puts Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart to shame. The creators were not sparing in showing sufficient amount of gore on certain scenes nor allowed themselves be carried away by bloodlust to make it rain with red goo. The well-crafted plot is delivered with efficiency while not straying from the traditional "lore" relating to vampire myth which is what I particularly liked.
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Tarantino found another excuse to express gruesome violence without neglecting content and further reinforced it with a meaty dialogue that keeps you glued to the screen all ears and attention for fear of missing an important detail. As usual Tarantino delivers with finesse like no other. The conglomeration of Tarantino's directorial skills, the fast-paced, fluid plot and the actors’ extraordinary portrayal (except for Melanie Laurent who I perceive to be weak) delivered a smooth exciting ride out of this movie.
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People who added this item 2158 Average listal rating (1387 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
The plot is fluid, cohesive and cleverly realistic. I was initially surprised at how easy they got rid of the "big shots" that appeared in this movie which is clearly intended to establish the message that "this movie is not about big shots playing roles just to sell a story" but about real people and their situation in Iraq. At one point though Sgt. James character felt more like a caricature endowed with his seeming superhuman prowess in bomb detonation typical of protagonists in American war films but later redeemed himself(or not) while choosing for diapers in the supermarket. Hurt Locker is good but it doesn't guarantee a spot amongst the best in war film genre.
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Dark comedy born from paranoia, a funny satire on idiocy, with brilliant performance from the cast. There were some dragging moments but they were able to pull it off quite well
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People who added this item 1573 Average listal rating (882 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.6
It was daunting to make a position out of this film, ambivalence (to love or be repelled) towards it, is an inevitable source for confusion. Objectively speaking this movie is near flawless with 4 European awards(and still counting) they bagged says much about its quality but because of the grueling material which is of course intended to deliver the message, made it at certain instances difficult to watch. Also some of the sex scenes were unnecessarily excessive (perhaps intended to push the R rating). Dark and disturbing, this is an art form bordering to perversion. The plot rich with symbolism is well crafted, the sequences creative (esp photography), the casting amazing, the delivery outstandingly successful that it leaves you with a bitter after-taste and a dreadful heaviness hanging around the shoulders. This is one of the rarest of the rare instances where I had to turn my eyes away. Antichrist is a microscopic exposition of man's inherent evil, a dissection shown in three acts, the characters reminiscent of biblical figures Adam and Eve. You don’t just watch this movie; you EXPERIENCE it, an experience I'm apprehensive to repeat.
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People who added this item 5340 Average listal rating (3531 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.8
Avatar (2009)

there's too much hype surrounding this movie that i refuse to rate or review it... will edit my review after two months
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People who added this item 3472 Average listal rating (2286 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Is a creative and refreshing take on a love story gone awry, the storyline is realistic along with the actors’ portrayal of their roles. Its one of those movies that grows in you after watching it
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the mood somehow reminds me of "love actually". a movie handbook/manual on dating.
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People who added this item 742 Average listal rating (405 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
This was supposed to be a non-fiction historical movie which gave a feel of being in Jane Austen's novels. Emily Blunt is a promising actress as much a Rupert Friend should be given more serious roles other than being a boy toy pretty boy; both of them were just impressive in this movie which is almost a fairytale that makes you forget it’s a biography.
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Anne Hathaway's performance is phenomenal, a break from her usual sweet damsel roles
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People who added this item 2039 Average listal rating (1306 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
plot is not new but delivery is effective, the actors convincing, the setting is thought provoking, the conclusion had a few lapses but overall its okay
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People who added this item 3445 Average listal rating (2316 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Watchmen (2009)
First thing I noticed is how far superhero costume making has evolved :D. Having read enough bad reviews about the movie, I was bound to expect the worse which perhaps is exactly the reason why I didn’t think it's that bad. The movie adaptation was mostly loyal to the comic book which I have also read, perhaps too loyal that it came across as stiff and dry on certain occasions. Music was particularly annoying as it clashes with the mood intended but the acting of the characters was just amazing. Particularly Jackie Earle Haley playing Rorscharch who despite his mask that limits his facial expression rose above the occasion and effectively breathed life to a 2 dimensional character. Overall the cast portrayal, the storyline and the delivery (sally Jupiter’s few lapses can be overlooked) made this movie a worthy watch
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The attempt was to explore the psyche of a child coping with his personal battles with a broken family. The plot seemed promising and interesting but dragged on at certain parts. Though the acting is great the pace just became boring and had too many dead areas throughout the movie
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People who added this item 284 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6
Paper Heart (2009)
A mix between "when harry met sally", "wristcutters" and "science of sleep" but with a certain endearing uniqueness.
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In terms of style, comes at par with Blair Witch Project but smoother
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People who added this item 4608 Average listal rating (3026 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
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Over-rated, I almost fell asleep sorry.
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People who added this item 2662 Average listal rating (1674 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
Its okay but I believe there's more room for improvement
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People who added this item 934 Average listal rating (496 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
This movie is just over-rated for me; it may have won 3 European awards, but personally found it a struggle to keep myself interested. The presentation of the plot is intriguing, the actors effective but the pace was just excruciating. The anticipation of something big about to happen may have been a good enough reason to endure the boredom, but in the end the movie failed to deliver. Disappointment.
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People who added this item 3771 Average listal rating (2513 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
Boy’s night out turned tupsy turvy, funny though nothing much special about it.
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People who added this item 705 Average listal rating (462 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
different and okay
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People who added this item 1432 Average listal rating (880 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7

different twist, same pattern of scaring people.
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I'm a big fan of the underworld series but this should have never been made.
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People who added this item 3128 Average listal rating (2096 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
District 9 (2009)
The idea behind it is somehow unique or promising, maybe revolutionary, but the attempt was simply tragic. It begins as excessively angsty to the point it kills your enthusiasm to go through watching the whole movie, the part towards the ending may have something but overall its annoying and irritating
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People who added this item 1450 Average listal rating (944 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.2


new twist for an End of the world plot
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People who added this item 1053 Average listal rating (642 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.9
another feel good movie.
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i dont want to talk about it
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People who added this item 1959 Average listal rating (1209 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7

typical romcom but the awkward chemistry between actors was too obvious to ignore
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another cliche; with scenes where actors were trying too hard to make this movie work but the chemistry was either off or the dialogue was just a failure
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all noise zero content a complete waste of popcorn and cola
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Paulo Coehlo fans forgive me but i dont know if we should burn the movie or the book. Ridiculous
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