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Added by moviewatcher122 on 2 Aug 2015 04:49
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Moviewatcher122's 2015 Film Diary: August

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Decade: Rating: List Type:
Best Movie: Falling Down/Straight Outta Compton
Worst Movie: Not Another Teen Movie
People who added this item 365 Average listal rating (256 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Southpaw (2015)
August 1

"A fighter knows only one way to work."

I swear that Antoine Fuqua keeps getting better and better as a director. I mean this movie tops The Equalizer as his best movie. This was a great boxing movie and I really don't get why people keep complaining about how unoriginal or predictable this movie is. I mean the boxing aspect of this movie is definitely predictable, but the drama aspect of this movie is the complete opposite. Also the majority of underdog sports movies aren't original either, but a good amount of them get a ridiculous amount of praise.

While this movie has an unsurprisingly great performance from Jake Gylenhall and great acting from the rest of the cast including 50 Cent which is surprising, the emotion is where this movie shines. This movie is really depressing and it took some unexpected turns like the death of Rachel McAdam's character right at the beginning of the movie and this one part near the middle of the movie where even Billy Hope's daughter turns against him. This movie also does have some instances of some much-needed comic relief which helps this movie from being too depressing. It's a really good movie and it's worth seeing even if you're not a fan of sports movies.
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People who added this item 1015 Average listal rating (728 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Maverick (1994)
August 1

"Cooper, your security isn't worth a damn. *Everybody's* got a gun."

This movie had a really good cast, some funny moments and it was just an entertaining movie. I wasn't really big on the poker aspect of the movie, but other than that it was good.
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People who added this item 1790 Average listal rating (1100 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
August 2

"My $2000 ceramic Vektor my mother got me as a special gift. You threw in the lake next to the car. What happens when they drag the lake? You think they'll find my pistol. Jesus. Look up "idiot" in the dictionary. You know what you'll find?"
"A picture of me?"
"No! The definition of the word idiot, which you fucking are!"

This was a highly entertaining movie that didn't get the attention that it should've at the time. Even with a small budget it didn't do well at the box office. Did this movie have the Val Kilmer curse where every movie he's in isn't financially successful or what? Because I can't see how else this movie did so poorly. It's a really interesting mystery movie and it's one of Shane Black's funniest movies. I mean Lethal Weapon 1 and 2 had it's funny moments for sure, but this was just consistently funny from start to finish. Not to mention that Robert Downey Jr. is great as always and Val Kilmer is good too. It's a really fun movie and I kind of wish I saw it earlier now.
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People who added this item 1239 Average listal rating (772 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
Ray (2004)
August 3

"This ain't no weed, Ray. And we ain't snorting no bitch. This is boy! Boy'll make your ass null and void."
"Null and void, just like my life."

Before I watched this movie I decided to familiarize myself with Ray Charle's music by listening to a compilation of his songs on YouTube just to get an idea of what it was like. I ended up loving it and started to watch the movie. While I did really like this movie, I can't help but feel that it's a tiny bit overrated and I feel like this movie doesn't do this guy justice. One thing I want to get out of the way is that while Jamie Foxx was really good as the title character, I don't think his performance was THAT exceptional. I mean it's not like one of those performances where I saw the actual person like Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line. I just saw Jamie Foxx playing Ray Charles. It also dragged on at times and it could've had about 10-15 maybe even 20 minutes cut out. The even more ridiculous thing is that there's an extended version which is almost three hours long. This wouldn't be a problem if the movie didn't drag. Despite my problems with the movie I do like how the movie told his story and Ray Charles is an amazing musician and person. I just think it had the potential to be better.
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People who added this item 121 Average listal rating (74 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.5
August 4

"I love fiction books; do you?"
"No, they're not real."

This movie has one big problem: It tries to cram in way too many jokes and for every joke that is really funny, there are ones that are really forced. Like that one bar scene where the bartender keeps saying "Well you came in here looking like crap, and you haven't said very much." and then Paul Rudd's character says either "Tell me about it." or "You can say that again." which goes on for nearly a minute and Paul Rudd's character keeps making the same stupid response like an idiot. It also tries to be a spoof on the romantic comedy genre, but it doesn't really work when the cliches of the genre have been done so many times that it doesn't even feel like parody. Friends With Benefits did the whole parody thing better when they made fun of the whole thing in just one scene when the characters are watching a movie. It was a nice moment of self-awareness and it didn't go on for the whole movie which I think is why it doesn't work here. This movie really does have it's funny moments and I really wish this movie was consistently funny, but it just isn't. It's worth watching if you're just looking for a simple comedy, but if you're looking for a clever spoof of the genre then look elsewhere.

So, I've seen almost every movie that David Wain has directed and after seeing this one I'm starting to think that he only had one good movie in him.
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People who added this item 116 Average listal rating (75 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.6
Oh, God! (1977)
August 6

"Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?"
"So help me, me."
"So help you, you?"
"If it pleases the court, and even if it doesn't please the court, I'm God, Your Honor."

This was a pretty funny movie. When the whole religious aspect started to kick in very early into the movie I was worried it was going to be overly preachy, but luckily that wasn't the case. While it is built around Christianity and it does have a religious message, besides maybe one scene it really doesn't shove the message down the viewer's throat which is a plus especially for me since I'm not religious. It's a pretty funny movie and I would like to see a few of George Burns' other movies sometime.
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People who added this item 328 Average listal rating (184 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
Barfly (1987)
August 7

"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead."

It's a decent movie that's well-acted, has some decent writing and funny moments, but this is another one of those cult movies that I don't understand why it has that status.
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People who added this item 146 Average listal rating (85 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.7
Blacula (1972)
August 7

"You shall pay, black prince. I shall place a curse of suffering on you that will doom you to a living hell. I curse you with my name. You shall be... Blacula!"

This was a highly entertaining blaxploitation movie. It was so cheesy, yet fun at the same time and it's definitely an interesting retelling of Dracula.
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People who added this item 1524 Average listal rating (1028 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
August 8

"Enjoy the attention while it lasts, boys. After you lose, no one will remember you."
"Maybe. But when you lose, no one will let you forget it.
"Oh, boy. That is a good point."

This was a pretty good prequel to Monsters Inc. and it's just as good as the original although I might like the original more on re-watch. (I should mention that the original Monsters Inc. scared me as a kid and I disliked the movie at one point because of it and it took another re-watch for me to like it again.) While the plot isn't really original and has it's cliche moments, but it's still an entertaining movie with lots of good jokes and I was still interested with where the plot was going. One thing I want to say about this prequel is that it actually has a purpose and was something that people genuinely wanted to see unlike Cars 2 which was just a cash grab and the fact that the original Cars movie wasn't good enough to warrant a sequel. This was a really good effort and now I'm finally caught up with every Pixar film.
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People who added this item 328 Average listal rating (220 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 4.9
August 9

"Wait, let me put down the only effective weapon to attend to a lady in distress."

This was crap. The effects were bleh, the story was poorly executed, the characters were bland and it was just so boring. It had it's interesting moments, but they are few and far between. This film reminded of Attack the Block and while that movie wasn't good per se, it was much more interesting than this movie. I didn't like the characters that much in Attack the Block either, but at least they had some kind of personality. On the other hand it does have the same problem as Attack the Block where it takes itself too seriously, except with this movie it's much worse. The tone of this movie is way too serious for it's own good and it's part of the reason why it's so boring. Despite my criticisms with this movie it's not awful. It's just not good.
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August 9

"When you expect nothing and get everything, that's destiny."

This was a really great story epic. It was well-acted, had some really good storytelling and for a movie that's 3 hours it didn't feel too long. It's a really good movie and I'm glad I finally saw it as I was curious about it for quite some time.
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People who added this item 442 Average listal rating (302 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
August 10

"Well hear this, Gareth. When I left the site just over two hours ago, I had a job, a wife, a home. And now I have none of those things. I have none of those things left. I just have myself and the car that I'm in. And I'm just driving and that's it."

Unfortunately, this quote sums up the movie perfectly. It's about Tom Hardy driving a car and that's it. When I found out that this was going to be the whole movie I groaned. This movie does have some good things about it like Tom Hardy's performance and the dialogue was good in certain parts, but I just didn't care about what was going on in this movie at all. Not to mention that it kept reminded me of a much better movie called Buried. Both of these movies take place in one location and have only one actor carrying the whole movie and all the other actors are off screen via phone calls. The only difference is the scenario. If you're looking for something different in this movie then this movie might be for you, but if you want to watch this movie just because Tom Hardy is in it then you're probably not going to like it.
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People who added this item 362 Average listal rating (243 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
August 11

"The sky belongs to the stars."

Man, I just realized that I forgot to add this movie to this list and it took me nearly three months to figure that out. Anyways this was a decent biography movie. Lou Diamond Phillips was really good as Ritchie Valens, the way they told his story was well done and it does have a good soundtrack, but I felt like they could've delved into his story a bit more and the ending just didn't have that emotional punch that it should've had. In the end it's a decent movie, but clearly it didn't leave a huge impression on me if I forgot to add it.
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People who added this item 3931 Average listal rating (2684 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
August 11

"So, how does it feel to be a solid citizen again?"
"Man, I don't know. I'm gonna miss bein' disreputable."
"Well, Luther, if it makes you feel any better, I'll always think of you that way."

I'm pretty behind on this series as the only movie I had seen prior to this one is Ghost Protocol. As for this one, while it kind of falls short compared to the more recent one, it's still pretty solid. It's a good start for the series, it has some really cool scenes and it's pretty well acted for this kind of movie. It was also nice to see Emilio Estevez in this one even if it was just a brief role. I wonder why his career just faded away like that after the 90's as he was a good actor. It was a entertaining movie and it was a start for what the series would evolve into in the future.
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People who added this item 61 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
August 12

"Lt. Jim Reardon, Merchant Marine, one of the few Americans in the area, attached himself to the Argyles during the Allied surrender. We called him "Yanker," because he was an American - and a bit of a wanker."

This was a pretty good movie. It's far from being exceptionally good, but it still had some good acting and it is pretty powerful stuff. It's a gem of the war movie genre even though it's more of a drama that takes place in the war than anything.
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August 13

"Like a blind man at an orgy, I was going to have to feel things out."

This is probably the weakest one in the series, but it's still pretty funny and underrated. Leslie Nielsen is still great as the main character and it still has that same sense of humor the first two movies have. It kind of loses steam near the end, but other than that it was a good way to end the trilogy.
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People who added this item 643 Average listal rating (442 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
August 13

"Mr. Bond, Mr. Bond. I'm so glad I caught you. Your office called. They're sending a helicopter to pick you up. Some sort of emergency."
"It usually is. Thank you."

This is Roger Moore's best Bond movie and I'm not going to say so far because I don't think the remaining ones are going to top this one. This movie is Roger Moore at his best and this movie has pretty much everything it needs to be considered a James Bond classic.
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People who added this item 1402 Average listal rating (1063 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5
Whiplash (2014)
August 14

"For the record, Metz wasn't out of tune. You were, Erickson, but he didn't know and that's bad enough."

When this movie started to get rave reviews, I thought it was going to be overhyped. The more it was praised, the less interested I was in it. However, now that it's on Netflix I decided to give in and watch it and after seeing it I do think it's just as good as it's made out to be. While the movie is well-written and all, the main reason this movie is a masterpiece is because of J.K. Simmons. He won an Oscar for his performance and rightfully so. He was really harsh as the music teacher and he was very unpredictable. He also reminded me of the drill sergeant from Full Metal Jacket at times and a few of his insults were so messed up and funny at the same time. Everything about this movie is great and Miles Teller is really good as the leading role, but J.K. Simmons steals every scene that he's in.
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People who added this item 786 Average listal rating (490 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
August 15

"Money won is twice as sweet as money earned."

This was a very good sequel that's somewhat underrated. I mean sure it's nowhere near as close to being as good as the masterpiece that was The Hustler, but it's still a great effort. Paul Newman is still just as good as he was in the first movie and Tom Cruise actually fit the role he was given. It also had well-written dialogue and Martin Scorsese was a very good choice to direct this movie. I really enjoyed this movie and even though it doesn't have the same level of greatness as The Hustler, I still loved it.
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People who added this item 2091 Average listal rating (1318 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
August 16

"You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you'll win, no matter what the outcome."

While this movie is undeniably flawed, it still has things to like about it. Robin Williams was perfectly casted for the leading role, it had a lot of funny jokes and the drama in this movie worked. It's far from perfect, but it's still enjoyable.
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People who added this item 3364 Average listal rating (2319 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Thor (2011)
August 17

"I need a horse!"
"We don't have horses. Just dogs, cats, birds."
"Then give me one of those large enough to ride."

I've been meaning to see this movie years ago, but never got around to it until now. Now that I've seen it I thought that it was pretty good. This was around the time when Marvel movies were really starting to find an audience and they still had a good amount of superheroes to make a movie out of and unlike some of their more recent efforts, this one can be a little dark at times without taking itself too seriously. The casting in this movie was good, the action was good and it does have it's funny moments. It's not great, but it's still good and I wish I saw it earlier.
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People who added this item 692 Average listal rating (428 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
August 17

"If it was never new, and it never gets old, then it's a folk song."

This isn't the best Coen Brothers movie. Not by a long shot, but it's still pretty good. While the plot itself isn't particularly original, it's still a different kind of movie for them since they've never done a music-based movie before. It does have some great acting which isn't surprising given that Coen Brother's movies pretty much always have exceptional acting, but I think the performance that stood out the most for me excluding the main character is John Goodman's role. His lines of dialogue were some of the funniest parts of this movie and I just loved his character overall. Like I said it's not their best movie, but I still enjoyed it.
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People who added this item 44 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 2.8 IMDB Rating 3.3
August 18

"I'm a working professional now, and you need to respect that."
"You deliver pizzas..."

I used to be a huge fan of their YouTube videos, but a couple years ago they started to go downhill and their comedy started to feel stale and repetitive. Still while I wasn't sold by the trailer for this movie, I knew I was going to watch it anyways. I thought it was just OK. The premise of them going into the world of YouTube to remove a viral video was lazily executed and it was very predictable, but the movie did have it's share of funny moments even though none of them really stood out. It's worth watching if you're a fan of Smosh or have been at one point, but if you're not then you'd be better off skipping it.
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People who added this item 830 Average listal rating (511 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
August 18

"So what you know how to make?"
"don't fuckin' cook."
"You know Rae, I've met a lot of hard mouthed people in my day..."
"Alright, alright. Look, I put the God damn dress on alright? I think I'm handlin' myself with a little bit of fuckin' restraint. I mean you got me chained up here like I'm some kind of dog!"

This was an amazing movie. The performances from Samuel L. Jackson and Christina Ricci, (Not to mention that it probably has my favorite performance from Justin Timberlake to date.) a great story and it's pretty hard to watch at times. I also loved the whole blues aspect of this movie which I thought was cool. I have been wanting to see this movie pretty much ever since I did the whole movie diary thing and I can't believe it took me this long to see it.
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People who added this item 578 Average listal rating (423 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.8
August 19

"What are you?"
"Well, miss, we're ninjas."
"We're mutants!"
"Technically, we're turtles."
"And we're teenagers. But we can have adult conversations."
"So, you're... Ninja Mutant Turtle Teenagers?"
"When you put it like that, it sounds ridiculous!"

This was close to being a good movie, but it just misses the mark on what a good Ninja Turtles movie should be. Megan Fox wasn't believable as April O'Neil, the dialogue was forced at times, the new backstory they give to the turtles was weak and there were quite a few stupid jokes. I also really didn't care for the use of CGI in this movie. I thought the design for the turtles were ugly and having them as CGI just doesn't have the same charm as the animatronics from the 1990 film. The action wasn't that impressive either as the only standout scenes were the snow scene and the battle with Shredder near the end. Now this movie does have it's interesting moments and there are some amusing jokes, but I think this had the potential to be much better than it actually is and it really needed more effort put into it. It's an alright movie for what it is, but it's the worst Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie that I've actually seen and even the 2007 version is better than this one.
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People who added this item 48 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.3
August 19

"I'm gonna pull the chain on you, pal. And you wanna know why? 'Cause you're fucking up my city. 'Cause you're walking all over people like you own them. And you wanna know the worst part? You're from out of state."

This is among one of Burt Reynold's best movies. Reynolds played a badass cop, the dialogue was pretty good and it has some good action. This was also directed by Burt Reynolds and I think he did a good job directing this movie. It's not a great movie, but it's still a hidden gem and I really had fun watching it.
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People who added this item 523 Average listal rating (334 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.8
Waiting... (2005)
August 20

"Well, Alzheimer's can't be all bad. You get to meet new people every day."

Since I rented this movie at a video store, I was greeted by a DVD menu where the gang is adding gross stuff to a customers food and I was like "Oh great, it's one of those kind of movies isn't it. OK, let's just get this over with.", but when I saw the movie it was actually decent. While it does occasionally rely on gross-out humor especially with the aforementioned scene, it's actually funny in context because the customer deserved it. It's a funny movie with characters that are written like real people. It's nothing too impressive, but it's an entertaining movie and it's better than I thought it would be.
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People who added this item 187 Average listal rating (117 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
August 20

"You're acting like a child."
"Well, a great man is one who in manhood still keeps the heart of a child."

If there's one thing I'll never understand, it's how Michael Cimino never really made it as a director. I get that he also directed Heaven's Gate which was a huge failure financially and it ruined his career, but this movie should've saved it. It had a great script from Oliver Stone, one of Mickey Rourke's best roles ever, a really good story and some gloriously violent action. It's a great movie and it's a shame that it's so overlooked.
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August 22

"If the First Amendment will protect a scumbag like me, it will protect all of you."

I really liked this movie. It told a very compelling true story and I was surprised by how controversial this guy was at the time. Woody Harrelson's performance as the title character was really good even if he overacts a little at times, the dialogue was good and I thought the way they told his story was done well, but it can be a little too depressing at times and I feel like the movie needed a bit more comic relief to balance it out. Still it's a pretty good biopic and it's worth watching at least once.
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People who added this item 1552 Average listal rating (997 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 5.7
August 23

"Sure, why not? I am the token black guy. I'm just supposed to smile and stay out of the conversation and say things like: "Damn," "Shit," and "That is whack."

This is a terrible spoof movie. It may not be one of the worst movies of it's kind, but it still sucks. It actually starts off funny and it tricked me into thinking I was getting something half-decent, but nope it's all downhill from here. Most of the jokes were terrible and some of them were so obvious that I was able to predict some of them, not to mention that they keep repeating jokes that weren't even funny to begin with. It also spoofs the whole genre of teen movies very poorly and it bastardizes one of my favorite movies of all time which is The Breakfast Club. You know that one scene where Bender keeps getting himself more weeks of detention by smart-mouthing the principal? If you've seen the movie, then you've already seen the parody of that scene. I'm not kidding, it's pretty much the same joke and they even get Paul Gleason to reprise his role just to repeat what he did in the original movie. What a waste of a cameo. This movie does have an occasional chuckle every now and then and Molly Ringwald's cameo was the funniest part of the movie, but it's a terrible movie and it fails as a spoof.
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People who added this item 388 Average listal rating (247 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Flipped (2010)
August 24

"Somehow the silence seemed to connect us in a way like words never could."

I've been meaning to see this movie for quite a while ago since I've read the book years ago and was interested in it because Rob Reiner is the director. It's decent, but it could've been better. I mean the book itself wasn't exceptionally good, but I did like how subversive it was and I did like the style of storytelling it used. I like how the movie retains that kind of storytelling, but that's probably the best thing about this movie. The child actors for this movie were good, but at the same time they didn't feel right for the role and I pretty much found everything in this movie to be underwhelming. It's good, but it's not one of Rob Reiner's best movies by a long shot.
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August 24

"I do favors for people and in return, they give me gifts. So, what can I do for you?"

After starring in countless action movies, it is nice to see him in a different kind of movie, but it kind of felt short on my expectations. I mean I knew what to expect from this movie, but I was hoping it would be better. The problem is that the movie starts off very promising, but as the movie went on the less invested I was in the story. The dialogue was good enough and Liam Neeson is great as usual, but the story isn't very original. It's also very slow and there is quite a lack of suspense which is kind of disappointing. I'm not trying to make it sound like it's not a good movie because it is. It's just not quite what I was expecting it to be and I'll be forgetting about it very quickly.
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People who added this item 163 Average listal rating (103 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
August 24

"Who's winning?"
"Nobody. One side is just losing slower than the other."

This was a great detective movie. Gene Hackman was great as the leading role, the writing was really good and I was really interested with where the story was going. I loved this movie and it's really worth checking out.
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People who added this item 255 Average listal rating (153 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.9
August 25

This was a fun martial arts film. It has a somewhat unusual premise, but it works and the fight scenes are very well-choreographed. I also stuck around for the outtakes and there were a lot of crazy injuries that went on behind the scenes.
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People who added this item 43 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.7
Sunset (1988)
August 25

"I fell in love with a beautiful woman who believed a man was not a complete lover unless he knew how to tango."
"She didn't give you much choice."
"I took lessons for years."
"And what was this young lady's vocation?"
"She was a tango instructor."

This is one of Bruce Willis' earliest movies and it came out shortly before Die Hard which became his most well known role and I was interested in this movie because I really liked the comedic premise. Unfortunately the comedic moments in this movie are light and it's more murder mystery mixed with a little action than anything. It's still an enjoyable movie and it's fun to see Wyatt Earp being portrayed in a not-so-serious movie, but I think this movie could've been executed better. I still enjoyed it though and I'm glad I watched it.
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People who added this item 1311 Average listal rating (870 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
The Faculty (1998)
August 26

"You're not much into sports."
"I don't think that a person should run unless he's being chased."
"Being chased." I like that."

This was a very entertaining horror movie that had the potential to be a classic of the genre. The kills in this movie are creative, it had a couple creepy moments and they execute this premise very well despite the fact that it's not an original idea. Still this movie has it's problems like the fact that it's kind of predictable, the characters aren't fleshed out enough and it has this one cliche that I hate in horror movies. It rarely gets mentioned, but I know that I'm not the only one annoyed by this one. It's where there's something unusual happening and when they try to prove it, people don't believe them at all or they believe them when it's too late. That scene where the cliche happens with Christopher McDonald is the worst scene in the entire movie and I can't think of any movie where it was utilized well other than A Nightmare on Elm Street. Still despite it's flaws, it is a fun movie.
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August 27

"Has Kenny done anything wrong?"
"Not really, but he's done a really strange drawing. I thought you should see it."
"It looks like a turtle."
"Yes, but that's all he ever draws. He repeats it every day, a type of obsession."

It's been quite a while since I last watched a MST3K episode and the reason I count these on my movie diary lists is because if you've seen the episode, then you've pretty much seen the movie. This movie however I wouldn't mind watching a second time. While the episode was hilarious, I don't really think the movie is that bad other than the dubbing. It was a decent monster movie for it's time and I'm a sucker for these kinds of movies, so it's no surprise that I enjoyed it. It was a fun movie and the riffing just added to my enjoyment of it. While it's not as good as the previous MST3K episodes I've seen, it's still a really good one. This may be a cheesy movie, but it's not the worst they could find.

MST3K Rating: 9/10
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People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 5.7
Tapeheads (1988)
August 27

"Josh, losing those jobs is the best thing that ever happened to us! We're free to pursue our destiny!"
"What, abysmal failure?"
"Negativity festers in you, man!"

This is another very underrated comedy. It's a hilarious movie about two guys that want to get into the music video business, but aren't very good at it. It's a really good comedic premise that they execute very well. It's a really funny movie that's worth giving a chance if you're a fan of John Cusack or Tim Robbins or even if you love music.
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People who added this item 214 Average listal rating (137 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
August 28

"Remember, no matter what, it's better to be a live dog than a dead lion."

This was a funny movie. It starts off as a typical movie, but it really takes a different turn as the movie goes on. It's a clever take on a familiar plot and it's a fun movie overall.
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August 29

"Yo, Dre."
"What up?"
"I got something to say."

I had high expectations for this movie since I love NWA and I think Straight Outta Compton is one of my favorite albums of all time, but I wasn't expecting it to be this great. The first thing I want to touch on is the people that play the NWA members. All of them were very convincing and I saw them as the actual guys instead of just actors. Even the guy who played Ice Cube who happens to be his son was amazing even though his voice took a little while to get used to due to how distinctive it is. The best performance out of all of them though would have to be Eazy-E as Jason Mitchell just nails it. Paul Giamatti is also fantastic as the record producer who fought to make them successful and he was perfect for the role. I also thought it portrayed the time period very well with how controversial they were and a little backstory on why they made Fuck Tha Police which is the song that made them known. I also loved how they added in the small details like a brief moment of Ice Cube writing Friday for example. The only major part they didn't put into the movie was Dr. Dre's abuse against women although I heard they didn't put it in because it didn't fit in with this movie's narrative and I can understand that. This movie also has it's touching moments especially at the end which I saw coming and I think anyone who's familiar with NWA will too, but the way it's handled felt genuine. It's an amazing biopic that captures the spirit of the rap group very well and I could even see it getting nominated for an Oscar. It's one of the best movies of 2015 so far and it's one of the best biography movies I've seen in quite some time.
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People who added this item 1411 Average listal rating (961 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
August 30

"There comes a time, thief, when the jewels cease to sparkle, when the gold loses its luster, when the throne room becomes a prison, and all that is left is a father's love for his child."

My rating for this movie kept going back and forth from a 7/10 to 8/10 because I found part of this movie underwhelming, but near the end I enjoyed this movie for what it is. It's undeniably campy and while Arnold Schwarzenegger was never that good of an actor, his performance in this movie was REALLY over the top especially with how the movie introduces him. It also takes until the third act for Conan to actually start kicking some ass, but despite the problems this movie has it's still entertaining. It doesn't take itself too seriously and it's not trying to be anything that it isn't.
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People who added this item 269 Average listal rating (186 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Run All Night (2015)
August 31

"Your life doesn't flash before your eyes when you're dying. That's bullshit. It's your regrets that haunt you in your final moments. Everything you failed to be. Everyone you let down. Everything you'd go back and change, if only you had more time."

I liked this movie much more than A Walk Among the Tombstones. This is more of a traditional Liam Neeson action movie, but it's still pretty enjoyable. The acting was decent for this kind of movie, the story was handled well and it was a fun movie overall. It's not among Neeson's best movies, but it's still enjoyable.
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People who added this item 179 Average listal rating (113 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
August 31

"I hate to break it you, but I don't believe in ghosts."
"That doesn't mean you're not a coward."

Jennifer Anniston really seems to have improved as an actress ever since her role in Horrible Bosses which was a different role and ever since that she stopped playing the same character she kept playing ever since Friends. This movie is further evidence of that. She does a really good job playing such a serious role and the story for this movie is actually different. It does get very depressing at times and it's not a movie I'm likely to watch again, but it's still a well-made drama and I'm glad I at least watched it this one time.
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People who added this item 1509 Average listal rating (1083 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Falling Down (1993)
August 31

"Take the money."
"You think I'm a thief? Oh, you see, I'm not the thief. I'm not the one charging 85 cents for a *stinking* soda! You're the thief. I'm just standing up for my rights as a consumer."

This is without a doubt the best movie I've seen Michael Douglas in. I was meaning to watch this movie on the VHS copy I had, but I'm pretty much ditching VHS due to an incident that I'll mention some other time. All I can say is that I'm dissapointed that I didn't see it earlier as it might be the best movie I watched this month due to the fact that I'm still thinking about it hours after watching it. It is a fantastic social commentary on how this one guy snaps after becoming sick of the world while still trying to get to his daughter's birthday party. It's quite possibly one of the best satires I've seen as far as movies go and the violent acts this guy does are both darkly funny and unsettling at the same time which is not an easy thing to do. Michael Douglas' character was really messed up, but I found him to be sympathetic at times. This movie made me feel all kinds of different ways and it's just a very powerful and complex movie. It's a masterpiece and I cannot recommend this movie enough.
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The Guest (2014)
August 26

"I'm a soldier, man. I like guns."

So I went into this one blind and all I knew about it is that someone said it was like Halloween meets Drive which was all I needed to know. Also just a warning that I don't recommend reading my thoughts on this movie if you haven't seen it, since I suggest that you go into this movie blind too. I was expecting it to be good, but I didn't know it would be this good. When we're introduced to the main character right at the beginning of the movie I thought he seemed normal at first, but it wasn't too long before I realized there was something wrong with him. The first two acts are really well-done with some comedic moments every now and then and I thought the guy who played David did a really exceptional job. He was so unpredictable and he was just a really creepy guy. The rest of the cast did a pretty good job especially that one kid from that TV show I hate called Mr. Young. I was surprised to find out that he was the youngest son in this movie despite the fact that I knew he looked familiar. The third act is when the horror aspect of this movie really comes to play and it is the highlight of the movie even though I loved every minute of it. Even though this isn't really a horror movie until the third act, this is still one of the scariest movies I have seen in years and I might even watch it again this October.
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