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Added by Joe on 2 Feb 2013 04:23
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Movies watched 2013 Qtr 1

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People who added this item 532 Average listal rating (297 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
A wonderful movie about a man that decides to use his last few months building a house after he finds out he has terminal cancer on the same day that he gets fired after 20 years on the job.
Kevin Kline does a very nice job playing the lead character who tries to use this time to connect with his 16/17 year old son. Hayden Christensen plays the son and is portrayed as your average drug abusing, parent hating, heavy metal loving teenager with multiple piercings to his ears and face as well as heavy Marilyn Manson like makeup.
I would especially recommend this movie to guys with sons as I believe you will identify very well with the characters and make you really think about yourself. It did for me and my relationship with my two sons. Watching this movie made me feel there is some unfinished business between myself and my two sons who are now young men and who I love very much.
I know people enjoy watching movies for different reasons and one of the things that really makes a movie enjoyable for me is when I can identify with the characters or lives. In other words a movie that makes me have a strong emotional response measures highly on my Richter scale of enjoyment even if it makes me cry like this one did. There I said it.
Finally, although it's from 2001 it doesn't seem dated to me. If you stumble upon my comments and you watch the movie because of it, drop me some comments at the end of the list and let us all know what you think.
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People who added this item 860 Average listal rating (534 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8
Quite a disappointment but isn't that mostly the case with sequels. I found the Alan character and Chow characters particularly juvenile and unimaginative. There really were very few laughs to be had as most of the jokes were very predictable.
I realize the target market is the younger crowd but I can't imagine even the younger folks will find many too many belly shakers, unless you're high I suppose.
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.5
I'm Yours (2011)
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People who added this item 459 Average listal rating (303 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
Of course the hero never misses his shot and the bad guy always miss. It's an action flick so you know what you're going to get.
Good martial arts action sequences which Jason Straham is usually connected with. No surprises here. You get what you pay for.
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The coming of the end of the world as seen from a different prospective. Everyone has a few weeks notice and the world degenerates very quickly into chaos.
People play out their fantasies in a very negative, irresponsible way. Who cares as they're all dieing in a few weeks anyways.
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People who added this item 1092 Average listal rating (673 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.3
Ah, the magical land of Oz. I lose myself in this magic. Of course nothing like the original but not meant to be.
A film that children and adults can enjoy. Great scenes with imaginative scenery.
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People who added this item 1807 Average listal rating (1217 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Looper (2012)
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People who added this item 2547 Average listal rating (1800 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Drive (2011)
High degree of violence. Ryan Gosling does a good job of portraying an expressionless loner.
A strong silent type who is trying to escape a shady past and turn the page but it doesn't work out for him as he had envisioned.
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People who added this item 235 Average listal rating (165 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.4
Compliance (2012)
The situation seems to be somewhat far fetched, but there are many historical examples where people are intimidated and coerced into doing things that they would never dreamt of doing had they thought them through in a calm and logical manner.
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People who added this item 669 Average listal rating (385 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.9
Diane Lane and John Cusack, what's not to like. One of the ones I'll keep watching more than a couple of times.
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People who added this item 2427 Average listal rating (1647 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 30 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 4.9
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People who added this item 1401 Average listal rating (834 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Cloud Atlas (2012)
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People who added this item 2901 Average listal rating (1854 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
Mystic River (2003)
I normally avoid movies with Sean Penn, as he's one actor that I just don't like. I'm glad however that I watched this one as he gives a great performance as one of three childhood friends who have drifted apart and faith has brought them together again in the most chilling of circumstances.
Both Kevin Bacon and Tim Robbins also give great performances as the other two friends and they all combine to make this a very special movie.
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People who added this item 195 Average listal rating (124 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 1187 Average listal rating (818 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
A rather decent performance given that it's Tom Cruise. It's a different kind of mind bending science fiction. The story although far fetched and implausible, makes you think of what could happen maybe 500 years from now or maybe next century, who knows. Well that's the fun of science fiction.
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People who added this item 99 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
The depths of bullying that the young girl undergoes although extreme and unthinkable is disgusting but probably happens way too frequently. Throw in a measure of taking video of an underage sexual encounter and spreading it via the Internet and ruining the girl's life.
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People who added this item 836 Average listal rating (599 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Unstoppable (2010)
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People who added this item 1172 Average listal rating (745 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1
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People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.6
Hide Away (2011)
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People who added this item 2099 Average listal rating (1208 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
Dark Shadows (2012)
How can this movie be rated more than a 6 on average? Rating this movie anything more than 4 is being rather generous and I don't care that Johnny Depp is in the movie. You can't even look at it from a comedic viewpt. as it's not funny at all.
Generally speaking I actually like Johnny Depp.
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People who added this item 1385 Average listal rating (889 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Contagion (2011)
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This is an oldie but a goodie. If you haven't seen it yet and you like the young Clint Eastwood and the young Shirley MacLaine.
Funny and interesting repartee between the two. You'll enjoy it.
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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Hammer (2010)
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People who added this item 351 Average listal rating (211 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 110 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 584 Average listal rating (342 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Agora (2009)
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People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 4.1 IMDB Rating 3.6
The Letter (2013)
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People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 232 Average listal rating (159 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.1
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People who added this item 608 Average listal rating (351 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
Savages (2012)
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People who added this item 463 Average listal rating (316 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.5
Basic (2003)
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People who added this item 223 Average listal rating (113 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6
Gigantic (2009)
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People who added this item 518 Average listal rating (337 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.6
The Reaping (2007)
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People who added this item 1240 Average listal rating (825 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6
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People who added this item 759 Average listal rating (495 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1
Magic Mike (2012)
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People who added this item 115 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 5.8
Absentia (2013)
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People who added this item 1545 Average listal rating (969 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
50/50 (2011)
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People who added this item 1106 Average listal rating (741 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.2
More of the same as crank one. He's really a riot. Makes for a great afternoon of mindless fun.
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People who added this item 1774 Average listal rating (1235 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Crank (2006)
Jason Statham plays hitman Chen Chelios who is provisioned and needs to keep his adrenaline flowing until he can get the anti-dote or he will die. It makes for a fun high paced, high action adventure. Jason has a comedic angle to him that makes you chuckle when he's killing people because you know he's winking at you and it's all make believe.
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People who added this item 545 Average listal rating (380 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
Killer Elite (2011)
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People who added this item 735 Average listal rating (494 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
The Mechanic (2011)
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This was a very fun scramble across the western deserts bringing back great recollections of the light hearted spaghetti westerns From the past although this one did have a mighty serious edge to it. Fortuntely the stylized cartoonish nature of the depiction of the gunslingers who couldn't miss against the gangs that couldn't shoot straight was right out of The Tarantino playbook as well as a delicious score contribution from the master, Ennio Morricone, made it all come together beautifully.
Christopher Waltz does a masterful job as the academy award winner for best supporting actor and for me begs the question, Why wasn't he nominated for "Best Actor" ? His performance was that good.
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People who added this item 774 Average listal rating (510 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Darkman (1990)
Liam Neeson, you go Darkman. Kick their asses, they deserve it. Not one of the classics but hey I like Liam's debonair "Don't fuck with me attitude". Bring it on you bad bys. :)
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People who added this item 210 Average listal rating (121 ratings) 4.4 IMDB Rating 4.1
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People who added this item 1001 Average listal rating (655 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Warm Bodies (2013)
Walk this way. I'll be generous and call it a different zombie movie. It had the potential to be a great one but it was okay with a few chuckles. Glad I didn't shell out the $10 grand or so they are charging for a movie and a gallon of pop and a barrel of popcorn.
Care about our health, then halve the size of everything as well as the cost. For the folks that who want to replace upper with this junk can just double up. Or better yet make it quarter size us, which is enough for normal people. It's only pigs that don't have a mechanism in their tiny wee brain that tells them they're full so they keep eating.
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