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Added by The Cinephile on 2 Jan 2011 04:30
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The Cinephile's Film Journal: 2011

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Watched In January 2011 (23 Total)

Watched on 1/1/11

A sub-par drama that was saved by the great Adam Scott. The interesting passenger view was enjoyable as well.
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People who added this item 48 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 3.8 IMDB Rating 4.5
Watched on 1/2/11

Not horrible, and not great. Just great fight scenes combined with average acting and a not so good story.
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People who added this item 44 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.2
The Keeper (2009)
Watched on 1/3/11

Not a whole lot different than Seagal's other new material, but a pretty decent watch. I can tolerate his films, and am one of the few people who enjoy watching him on screen.
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People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 5.1
Watched on 1/4-5/11

One of Seagal's better movies, while not necessarily a "good" one, still watchable. He plays a former Russian gangster, which I thought was a relatively cool role for him.
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People who added this item 252 Average listal rating (189 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.6
Watched on 1/5/11

I actually prefer Seagal's newer, more cliche stuff over this movie. The acting is just o.k, and the fight choreography is actually pretty disappointing.
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People who added this item 61 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 5.2
Watched on 1/6/11

Again, nothing new going on here. Just a low budget, Run of the mill Seagal film, and relatively enjoyable. However, should I have expected much different?
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People who added this item 392 Average listal rating (263 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Exam (2010)
Watched on 1/7/11

A very interesting film that really makes you think. The plot seems harmless and basic at first, but then it really starts rolling. This is definitely worth another watch, and maybe even a DVD purchase.

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Completed on 1/8/11

I love Michael Cera all the time, but this is one of his forgettable films. It was solid but I don't think I'll be watching it again.
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People who added this item 3363 Average listal rating (2183 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.3
2nd time watching this. Watched on 1/8/11

An extremely "by the books" comedy, but still much better and funnier then I had originally remembered, and a film to be owned.
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People who added this item 346 Average listal rating (222 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.2
Takers (2010)
Watched on 1/9/11

Not a horrible movie, had some pretty good fight choreography, but the whole plot was by the numbers, and rushed far too much. Not to mention it had sub-par acting.
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People who added this item 1235 Average listal rating (800 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Watched on 1/10/11

An enjoyable fantasy flick, mixed in with some pretty solid comedy. I wouldn't highly recommend it, unless you're looking to have some fun with not much substance.
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People who added this item 3123 Average listal rating (2091 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.5
2nd time watching this. Watched on 1/11/11

The first time I saw this it didn't really scare me. Probably because I was a young kid, and didn't really understand what the heck was going on. However, after recently giving a re-watch, it actually gave me quite a few scares. It's a very well made mockumentary filled with tons of thrills, and a very realistic way of portraying them.
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People who added this item 1819 Average listal rating (1191 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Salt (2010)
Completed on 1/12/11

An enjoyable action thriller, but not many new elements mixed in. Not to mention the fighting sequences are pretty dang good.
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People who added this item 392 Average listal rating (243 ratings) 4.6 IMDB Rating 5.3
The Dilemma (2011)
Watched on 1/14/11

Much better than the critics are saying. having said that, it's not Vaughn's best work, but the dark comedy makes it worth watching, and I'm a huge Kevin James fan, so that helped.
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People who added this item 127 Average listal rating (80 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Completed on 1/14/11

One of the better made martial arts films, and overlooked by a lot of viewers.
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People who added this item 753 Average listal rating (498 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.6
Watched on 1/15/11

Easily the worst film in the series, but still fun to watch.
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People who added this item 136 Average listal rating (75 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.3
Powder Blue (2009)
Watched on 1/18-19/11

An average intertwining character story, but nothing special here.
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People who added this item 754 Average listal rating (520 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6
Snake Eyes (1998)
Watched on 1/19-20/11

One of Nic Cage's less enjoyed movies, but it has it's positive aspects, like the story, it was pretty enthralling.

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People who added this item 692 Average listal rating (443 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Watched on 1/20-21/11

Very enjoyable little rom-com with some really good chemistry between the two main leads. Better than most will say.
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People who added this item 92 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5
Watched on 1/24-25/11

Another solid movie that had me thinking about whether the pro critics are really that dependable. I agree, it's a very messy comedy and it's pretty silly. But put all belief aside and enjoy it for what it is.
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People who added this item 167 Average listal rating (86 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.6
Lonesome Jim (2005)
Watched on 1/25-26/11

I love low budget indie films, and this one was actually pretty decent, with some very enjoyable black humor.
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People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 4.9
Die (2010)
Watched on 1/26/11

It seems like movies like this are made on a daily basis, as if film-makers are just giving up and looking for quick sums of cash. Nothing new here, just a predictable "held captive" piece of drab.
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People who added this item 97 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.6
Sonny (2003)
Watched on 1/30-31/11

I was interested in this purely because of Nicolas Cage's presence, but he was only on screen for maybe a minute. I did enjoy James Franco, but the movie was just too blah blah for me.
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Watched In February 2011 (16 Total)

People who added this item 185 Average listal rating (127 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.2
Watched on 2/1/11

A movie with basically nothing new, and you can pretty much tell exactly how it'll end towards the middle of the film. Having said that, it was relatively enjoyable, but I really wish Karl Urban would have gotten more screen time.
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People who added this item 1117 Average listal rating (698 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
Wild at Heart (1990)
Watched on 2/1-2/11
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People who added this item 1353 Average listal rating (807 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Watched on 2/2/11
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People who added this item 328 Average listal rating (226 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Defendor (2010)
Watched on 2/2-3/11

Not bad, but nowhere near what I'd hoped for. Woody Harrelson was pretty solid, but the movie really wasn't going anywhere.
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People who added this item 728 Average listal rating (491 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
The Mechanic (2011)
Watched on 2/3/11

Yes, this movie was very fun to watch....but technically speaking, is was as by-the-books as a film can be.
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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.3
Legacy (2010)
Watched on 2/6-7/11
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People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.3
Bitter Feast (2010)
Watched on 2/7/11

You're normal torture/revenge flick, just at a different angle. I was very interested for a good chunk of the duration, then it just got, well, too basic.
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 5.7
Death Valley (2004)
Watched on 2/7/11

One of the most surprisingly good films I've seen in a long time. Don't get me wrong, this is no masterpiece, but I loved it. It's similar to the hills have eyes, where a group of people become stranded, etc. So, if your into stuff like that, this will come as a good surprise. Definitely a must buy (for me at least).
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People who added this item 42 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.5
Watched on 2/8-9/11

The worst boxing movie that I personally have seen. I've seen mma films that were worse, but boxing wise, AH! not a good flick in the least bit. Well, maybe the main characters were watchable, but other than that, no sir!
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People who added this item 4565 Average listal rating (2987 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Black Swan (2010)
Watched on 2/10-11/11
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People who added this item 476 Average listal rating (333 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Faster (2010)
Watched on 2/12-13/11
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People who added this item 722 Average listal rating (491 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Watched on 2/13-14/11
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Watched on 2/14-15/11
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People who added this item 649 Average listal rating (455 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
Watched on 2/15/11
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People who added this item 3605 Average listal rating (2420 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Watched on 2/21-22/11
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Watched on 2/22-23/11
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Watched In March 2011 (19 Total)

People who added this item 219 Average listal rating (134 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Chaos Theory (2008)
Watched on 3/6/11

A pretty inventive and enjoyable picture, and I thought Ryan Reynolds was really good. It just seemed too general to be a great movie.
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People who added this item 1763 Average listal rating (1228 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Crank (2006)
3rd time watching this. Watched on 3/9/11

Pure unadulterated action packed fun! put all realism aside and buckle up!
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People who added this item 1367 Average listal rating (934 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7
Rambo (2008)
4th time watching this. Watched on 3/9/11

My second favorite Rambo film, next to the original of course. The action scenarios are excellent. I can easily watch this over and over again, it's just such a fun movie.
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People who added this item 1119 Average listal rating (764 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.9
Step Brothers (2008)
3rd time watching this. Watched on 3/9-10/11

This definitely isn't the greatest comedy ever made, nor the smartest, but I laughed various times, and The Ferrell/Reilly duo is spot-on.
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People who added this item 330 Average listal rating (230 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.5
Whiteout (2009)
Watched in 3/11/11

This could've been a good movie, it had the potential, but it took the cliche ridden/easy way out, and it was only suspenseful for a couple scenes, maybe.
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People who added this item 1315 Average listal rating (932 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Shooter (2007)
4th time watching this. Watched on 3/12/11
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People who added this item 343 Average listal rating (211 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Wild Target (2010)
Watched on 3/13/11
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People who added this item 457 Average listal rating (297 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
Watched on 3/14/11
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People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.9
Barry Munday (2010)
Watched on 3/15/11
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People who added this item 519 Average listal rating (341 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.3
Watched on 3/15/11
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People who added this item 38 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.1
The Freebie (2010)
Watched on 3/17/11
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Films seen so far in 2011, including re-watches.

Average Viewings Per Month: 26.8

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