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People who added this item 2346 Average listal rating (1542 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.1
12/28/14

Directed by: Mel Gibson

50% of the movie is in slow-motion and 100% of the movie is a waste of time. I felt like Jesus watching this.

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People who added this item 599 Average listal rating (411 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.5
The Interview (2014)
12/27/14

Directed by: Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg

With such a ballsy concept you'd think they'd put some effort into not making this have every cliche in the book. There's some laughs but for the most part "The Interview" is a wasted opportunity. I really wanted more out of the titular interview scene and James Franco was just unbearable by the end.

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People who added this item 1370 Average listal rating (931 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7
Bad Santa (2003)
12/25/14

Directed by: Terry Zwigoff

Barely funny and barely entertaining.

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People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 4.9
Dabangg 2 (2012)
12/22/14

Directed by: Arbaaz Khan

Dabangg 2 features a much needed increase in technology. Better cameras with the inclusion of actual high-speed cameras for the gratuitous slow-mo shots. So with the action looking better I thought this was the film I wanted, but sadly it lacks all of the charm of the original and even the things I thought were bad about the first film are magnified. Even though the action is handled better on a technical level, it's just not nearly as creative and the story lacked any real drama or conflict until it was shoehorned into the last 20 minutes. All it does is shamelessly rehash all the memorable scenes and quirks from the original and as a result it really feels tired. Very much a "sequel" in all it's negative connotations.

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People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (40 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Dabangg (2010)
12/22/14

Directed by: Abhinav Kashyap

The biggest problem with this film is the technical limitations. There's a lot of slow-mo shots in the action scenes but rarely is a high-speed camera utilized and the frenetic editing hinder a lot of the brilliant ideas for action scenes. It's certainly still watchable and enjoyable but all I can think is how fantastic these scenes could have been. The story itself is nothing to write home about, pretty generic revenge cycle kind of thing but it works well enough and I did like how they at least tried to tie the musical scenes into the story. Every Bollywood movie I've seen the musical numbers are completely random. Overall, Dabanng is a very fun and enjoyable movie that's really just hindered by some technical limitations.

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People who added this item 116 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
12/15/14

Directed by: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Not quite what I was expecting, a lot more narrative driven than the trailers made it look. It was generally interesting I suppose but nothing really hooked me and it was pretty disjointed. Overall its a fun experience but just nothing that goes beyond that.


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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
12/03/14

Directed by: Koreyoshi Kurahara

I had high hopes for the Kurahara Eclipse set after The Warped Ones being good enough for me to consider adding to the "Favourites List" and I Hate But Love is at least equally as good. The film looks and sounds great and the story is really cool. A lot of fun even if it abandoned most of the new-wave traits of The Warped Ones. Definitely excited about the rest of this set.

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People who added this item 2785 Average listal rating (1706 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Citizen Kane (1941)
12/03/14

Directed by: Orson Welles

I guess it was everything it was cracked up to be?

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People who added this item 1025 Average listal rating (599 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
Blow-Up (1966)
11/28/14

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Beautifully shot and it is generally entertaining but its played straight for too long so the surrealistic parts feel less meaningful then they probably should.

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People who added this item 527 Average listal rating (311 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
11/27/14

Directed by: Frederico Fellini

Very delightful film with Giulietta Masina giving one of the most memorable performances probably ever. Definitely need to see more Fellini now but this was certainly a great start.

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People who added this item 220 Average listal rating (81 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.5
11/26/14

Directed by: Jacques Rivette

Holy shit. I don't understand much of what happened but it was pretty much like if Godard and Lynch teamed up to write it and the results were about as good as possible. Not at all what I was expecting but I was more than pleasantly surprised. I don't even know what to say about it other than I think it might be a masterpiece.

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People who added this item 319 Average listal rating (178 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.5
The Double (2014)
11/25/14

Directed by: Richard Ayoade

To put it simply, its like if Terry Gilliam made Enemy. I don't want to say the film is biting Brazil, but it kind of feels that way in the first half though its not really a bad thing. The film puts a decent amount of effort into world building which is adds to the films already lovely, if a bit flashy, cinematography and a big selling point is the fantastic soundtrack. Even though anything you would say about a Terry Gilliam film could easily apply to this, it still managed to feel unique enough to stand out and its just a really enjoyable movie overall. Would watch again.

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People who added this item 624 Average listal rating (391 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.9
Enemy (2014)
11/24/14

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Villeneuve can make a good looking movie but he picks some boring scripts. Just not the slightest bit intriguing and the ridiculous pacing that's so off from the tone of the film make it so hard to give a shit. It really lacks dynamics. The film is always at the same level whether its the set up or the climax and as a result if feels just consistently humdrum. Lots of moments when the characters actions feel distractingly unrealistic and a lot of unnecessary scenes littered throughout. Feels kind of like a third of the movie got cut. Despite all this, it is a very good looking movie and the score was nice when it wasn't being obnoxious and it was never explicitly terrible. Overall, a lot better than Prisoners at least.

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People who added this item 1290 Average listal rating (956 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
Big Hero 6 (2014)
11/15/14

Directed by: Don Hall & Chris Williams

Bland story, convenient writing, surprisingly uninspired setting and a slew of uninteresting characters, except for one. Baymax is the only reason for seeing this. His schtick never gets old, every joke works and his design is brilliant. Makes what would be another eye-roller of a Disney movie consistently entertaining and enjoyable. I also greatly appreciate that there was no chart topping pop songs involved and also the movie is great visually.

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People who added this item 5367 Average listal rating (3646 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
Ghostbusters (1984)
11/07/14

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Mildly amusing, mildly entertaining, mildly funny. A serviceable family film.

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People who added this item 396 Average listal rating (268 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
Oculus (2014)
11/07/14

Directed by: Mike Flanagan

Really, really cheesy but at least there was some noticeable effort behind it.

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People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6
Cremaster 4 (1995)
11/06/14

Directed by: Matthew Barney

Definitely the most poorly made and straight forward of the cycle thus far (especially in regard to the testicle imagery) which is understandable since it was the first one made. The cameras are of such low quality it actually makes for a cool aesthetic instead of just looking like it was made for TV. My least favourite of the bunch but still interesting enough for me to enjoy it.

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11/06/14

Directed by: Matthew Barney

Hey, this one almost looks like a film! But seriously, I was extremely surprised by how watchable, coherent and genuinely entertaining the entire 3 hours of this was. There was a story in there somewhere and I really loved how everything developed though the last 40 or so minutes (the segment entitled "The Order") was a very drastic change from the rest of the film but I eventually got into it once I started to see how it fit with the previous events. This is a blast and the 3 hours go by like nothing. Although I think I like what happens in Cremaster 2 better, this is the superior film because of the vast technical improvements.

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People who added this item 165 Average listal rating (102 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Good Morning (1959)
11/05/14

Directed by: Yasujiro Ozu

Didn't like it much at first but eventually the charm got to me as the plot points started to be relevant. Really well shot and scored and overall a nice, light movie.

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People who added this item 550 Average listal rating (300 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.4
11/05/14

Directed by: Dziga Vertov

70 minutes of either really cool shots or really cool shots of guys getting really cool shots. Soundtrack was good but sometimes really inappropriate.

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People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.7
Cremaster 2 (1999)
11/05/14

Directed by: Matthew Barney

Fucking bee-death metal is the greatest that's ever happened, everything else was also cool, especially the music. If it was filmed in 24 frames and not with a potato this would be a favourite.

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People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
Cremaster 1 (2005)
11/05/14

Directed by: Matthew Barney

I was very surprised by how this piece of "fine art" was filmed so badly. Looks a lot like it was filmed on TV cameras which may have been intentional giving the setting but it did take me awhile to deal with it looking the way it did. There was some neat scenes and I get what is was doing but overall it wasn't much more than just okay.

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People who added this item 1555 Average listal rating (1092 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Gone Girl (2014)
11/03/14

Directed by: David Fincher

Very long and very silly but passably entertaining. Just an absurd amount of twists that just get sillier and sillier and every time a twist happens you know you have at least another 30-40 minutes waiting for that to resolve.

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People who added this item 74 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.6
11/02/14

Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

When it's not being absurdly cliche, it's sucking the original film's dick to death.

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People who added this item 691 Average listal rating (506 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Babadook (2014)
11/02/14

Directed by: Jennifer Kent

This movie had so much going for it in the first half and the concept of personal grief and domestic issues being portrayed as a monster was a really smart idea and the grief is really well shown. The highlight of the movie is in the first half when the mother is just dealing with her difficult child. These scenes are extremely tense and well executed but unfortunately the horror elements can't carry the same intensity. It doesn't get bad per-se but there is some less than amazing effects that do distract from the film but otherwise the film is very nice looking and the acting is top notch. A very solid film, especially for a debut. Very nearly great.

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People who added this item 99 Average listal rating (74 ratings) 4.1 IMDB Rating 4.2
V/H/S Viral (2014)
11/01/14

I couldn't tell if the plot was weird or just badly conceived but I'm leaning on good because the segments were generally pretty good and I liked a lot of the music in it. A lot of fun overall and having Marcel Sarmiento direct the main plot was a great choice.

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People who added this item 87 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
10/31/14

Directed by: Charles B. Pierce

A really good looking movie with a pretty rad killer and even the dumb humor didn't feel completely out of place. The awesome narrator helped a lot.

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People who added this item 149 Average listal rating (108 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.2
10/31/14

Directed by: Kevin Tenney

For a by-the-numbers horror movie it was actually a lot of fun. A bit of a Return of the Living Dead 2 vibe.

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People who added this item 462 Average listal rating (314 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
The Wolf Man (1941)
10/30/14

Directed by: George Waggner

Really entertaining despite the silly-ass wolf-man costume.

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People who added this item 371 Average listal rating (256 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Mummy (1932)
10/30/14

Directed by: Karl Freund

Absurdly dull.

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People who added this item 276 Average listal rating (193 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
Demons (1985)
10/30/14

Directed by: Lamberto Bava

Started off kind of good then got kind of dumb. Not bad.

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People who added this item 434 Average listal rating (252 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Dark Water (2002)
10/29/14

Directed by: Hideo Nakata

Not really a good horror movie but a pretty decent story with some nice ambiance. Enjoyable.

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People who added this item 183 Average listal rating (110 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.3
10/29/14

Directed by: Sean McNamara

That may have been the strangest film I've ever seen.

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People who added this item 274 Average listal rating (202 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
House (1986)
10/28/14

Directed by: Steve Miner

The odd nice horror trick here and there but the movie is just not nearly as entertaining as it thinks it is.

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People who added this item 600 Average listal rating (393 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
10/27/14

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Extremely long and tedious with absolutely zero payoff and the attempts at scares are barely coherent.

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People who added this item 1152 Average listal rating (711 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
10/27/14

Directed by: Frank Oz

Some funny moments, a couple good songs, a bit long-winded. Not bad.

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People who added this item 1041 Average listal rating (674 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
eXistenZ (1999)
10/21/14

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Yes it was dumb and very "early 2000's" but I had quite a bit of fun.

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People who added this item 457 Average listal rating (285 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Phenomena (1985)
10/20/14

Directed by: Dario Argento

Oh boy, and I thought Suspiria was bad. Has Argento ever seen a person in real life before? Because his writing and directing would suggest otherwise. This is the silliest, most ridiculous bullshit I've ever seen. Don't use Iron Maiden and Motorhead songs for moments that are supposed to be tense.


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People who added this item 94 Average listal rating (71 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.4
10/19/14

Directed by: Alex de la Iglesia

Not 100% sure what the themes were but it had something to do with gender relations and family. Feminists will be real butt-hurt about this and I can appreciate that. To talk about the movie itself its fun and stuff.

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People who added this item 33 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.7
Proxy (2013)
10/14/14

Directed by: Zack Parker

While it falls short of it's potential with some stock writing and some ridiculous characters, its well shot and the soundtrack is very nice and there is enough interesting ideas to keep it at least entertaining.

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People who added this item 192 Average listal rating (135 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.7
10/14/14

Directed by: David Guy Levy

The great opening theme had me hyped but after that the music got more and more underwhelming and of course the story and acting are quite bad. Far from the most offensive thing I've seen but just nothing interesting to be had.

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People who added this item 577 Average listal rating (359 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.4
Teeth (2008)
10/13/14

Directed by: Mitchell Lichtenstein

A fun concept that starts off quite bad but by the second act the humor starts to pay off and it turns into a pretty enjoyable film. If the soundtrack wasn't so laughably bad I'd probably be able to recommend it.

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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 5.9
10/12/14

Overall an ok collection of horror stories but unfortunately the directors I had high expectations for probably had the worst segments.

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People who added this item 54 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.1
Willow Creek (2014)
10/09/14

Directed by: Bobcat Goldthwait

A found footage movie about big foot that's written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait of all people? Sadly, that fact is more interesting than the movie itself. The characters are written to have enough chemistry but I don't know if it necessarily shines through even though the acting itself is solid enough. The biggest problem is that there's just not enough of a payoff. All build up that goes nowhere. I say build up but there's really no part that's actually tense. Despite all this, the film isn't terrible. It's definitely watchable and passably entertaining so I guess it's not a total waste.

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People who added this item 286 Average listal rating (173 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5
10/09/14

Directed by: Paco Plaza

It got kind of fun towards the end but for the most part this is pretty unbearable. What happened to these guys?


seriously what the hell?
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.6
10/08/14

Directed by: Koji Shiraishi

Foe 2 follows the same events as the first film but from the other character's point of view and, while not really adding a ton of new info, the decision to shoot this one traditionally instead of keeping the "found-footage" style of the first film kept things fresh enough and overall I think this is a fun double-header. My only major complaint is that I wish they didn't cut back to the first film's main character at all, it kind of defeats the purpose in a way but it's still not a huge gripe.

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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
10/08/14

Directed by: Koji Shiraishi

An overly simplistic plot and vague character motivations should make this film worse than it is. I think I just enjoy Shiraishi's style enough. It helps that the film is only 70 minutes.

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People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.6
Okaruto (2009)
10/07/14

Directed by: Koji Shiraishi

Even though it's in the same mockumentary style as Noroi, Occult is quite different in that it appeared to have no intention of being creepy and more focused on telling the story which actually worked pretty well as a subversion of expectations as it was a pretty entertaining movie. Not that there wasn't any "scares" but I felt they were more for plot progression than to actually be frightening. Overall, it's an enjoyable film but its probably not the best choice for your Halloween movie marathon. Also, Kiyoshi Kurosawa had a cameo.

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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 5.3
Cult (2013)
10/07/14

Directed by: Koji Shiraishi

It felt very promising at the start with some strong Noroi: The Curse vibes (same director) but a lot of really bad and unnecessary CGI ruin it and it gets less creepy throughout because of some silly plot points. It's not bad though, just disappointing. If it was just a by the numbers haunted house movie I think it would have been a lot more successful.

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People who added this item 144 Average listal rating (91 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.1
Street Trash (1987)
10/07/14

Directed by: Jim Muro

The acting, effects and cinematography are above par for the low budget horror genre but there's something so lackluster about the whole thing. Not bad or offensive, just lacking anything overly special.

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Best: Her
Worst: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

February - 4 movies seen
Best: Steins;Gate the Movie: Loading Area of Déjà vu
Worst: Wrong Cops

March - 12 movies seen
Best: The Legend of the Drunken Master
Worst: The Wolf of Wall Street

April - 5 movies seen
Best: A Page of Madness
Worst: A Short Film About Killing

May - 11 movies seen
Best: Heroic Purgatory
Worst: Still Walking

June - 14 movies seen
Best: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
Worst: Snowpiercer

July - 18 movies seen
Best: Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III - Rebellion
Worst: The Gingerdead Man

August - 5 movies seen
Best: Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets
Worst: Fast & Furious 6

September - 14 movies seen
Best: The Model Couple
Worst: Blood Relic

October - 31 movies seen
Best: Cure
Worst: The Amityville Horror

November - 18 movies seen
Best: Celine and Julie Go Boating
Worst: The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

December: - 7 movies seen
Best: I Hate But Love
Worst: The Passion of the Christ

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Justin Lin: 4
Koji Shiraishi: 4
William Klein: 3
Akiyuki Shinbo: 3
David DeCoteau: 2
Quentin Dupieux: 2
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