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Added by SwornShadow on 5 Jan 2013 09:44
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SwornShadow's 2013 Film Diary

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People who added this item 3910 Average listal rating (2647 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2
Toy Story 3 (2010)

Viewed: January 1st
Re-watched on DVD with my gf.

Now the first time I saw Toy Story 3 was at an outdoor theater in 2010 and it still hits all those right emotions like it did the first time I watch it. But, before I drown you guys in gushy stuff let's go into the things I liked about this movie.


I love the fact that I was exactly 18 when I saw this film getting ready to head off to college.


SID CAMEO! From the original Toy Story :D


I love the chemistry between Barbie and Ken very cute and also very comedic. Plus, Micheal Keaton voicing Ken and Jodi Benson voicing Barbie. Excellent!


Plus, there was gambling! :D You know for kids!


And Totoro even had an appearance! Sweet! :D


But, honestly I really liked the fact they made this one darker and more dramatic because I think it played out perfectly on screen.


And the final scene really hit me where I lived and made my eyes glass over as I recalled the special toys in my life that were so dear to me at one time. Thank you Pixar for bringing us this trilogy throughout my childhood and into my adult life.
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Viewed: January 2nd
DVD from girlfriend and with her :3

Now I'll admit before my gf convinced me I was a little skeptical to a film mainly targeted towards a female demographic and based on a book I had not read. However, I was rather surprised.

Not to say the film is flawless but for what it is and trying to be it was a fun and sometimes even emotional view.

Now the things I liked about this film mainly came from the stories of Lena
and Tibby

Not to downplay the stories of Bridget and Carmen but in my opinion I felt like their stories were a bit on the weaker side.

I think it's mainly due to how they play out those two stories. Bridget's story is about her getting a crush and wanting to sleep with her summer coach.

While they do try to address the fact that her Mother committed suicide and her Father is becoming more and more distant from her. The film can't seem to decided how to make this aspect connect and hit hard with the audience and ends up by the sidelines.


Now Carmen's story knows more how and what it wants to tell the audience. It can be hard to except the fact that your own father seems happier with his new family and you felt like you have been traded in.

However, I feel like the father's new family doesn't really act like human beings and seem to infect the father when they don't even bother looking for Carmen past dark when she stormed off in emotional range. But, it does have a fairly good resolution as the films ties off her story with some much needed closure.

Which is why I found more of a connection with Lena's story.

watching Lena break down the barriers she put around herself and open up to her true colors was very well done. And I found myself rooting for her all the way.

But, my favorite out of the four stories had to come from Tibby's side. As she finds a bond with a little girl.

In my opinion it flowed great and it did manage to strike a bit of an emotional chord with me. And the friendship they shared was very warming.

As I said before this film isn't flawless however, it has some great casting, great camera shots, and more than a few likable characters.
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People who added this item 1819 Average listal rating (1187 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9

Viewed: January 5th
DVD watched alone.

Ah, yes the Fantastic Mr. Fox here is a book to film adaptation I'm familiar with as I read quite a few Ronald Dahl books as a child.
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People who added this item 1232 Average listal rating (675 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Lincoln (2012)
Viewed: January 5th
In theaters first one of 2013! Saw with my parents.
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People who added this item 2858 Average listal rating (2010 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Viewed: January 5th
DVD watched solo!
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People who added this item 218 Average listal rating (144 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Viewed: January 6th
DVD watched alone.
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People who added this item 2743 Average listal rating (1930 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Viewed: January 11th
On the theater big screen with my girlfriend :)
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5
Viewed: January 13th
Info misplaced on how I saw this :)
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People who added this item 736 Average listal rating (434 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8
La Strada (1954)
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People who added this item 3474 Average listal rating (2392 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Viewed: January 21st
Re-Watched with friends on DVD
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People who added this item 1856 Average listal rating (1193 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Pleasantville (1998)
Viewed: January 21st
Re-Watched again with friends on DVD
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People who added this item 1859 Average listal rating (1278 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Viewed:January 21st
Watched in theaters with my girlfriend :)
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People who added this item 1547 Average listal rating (1074 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Argo (2012)
Viewed: January 27th
Watched in the theater at Matinee with my parents :)
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People who added this item 3063 Average listal rating (1980 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6
Shark Tale (2004)
Viewed: February 1st
Watched *missing info* :)
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People who added this item 7855 Average listal rating (5692 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Viewed: February 1st
Re-Watched on DVD with my girlfriend (her first time seeing it) :)
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People who added this item 1525 Average listal rating (888 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Viewed: February 2nd
Watched in the theater with my girlfriend.
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People who added this item 6371 Average listal rating (4504 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Viewed: February 3rd
Re-Watched with my girlfriend (again her first time seeing it) :)
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People who added this item 411 Average listal rating (280 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Viewed: February 9th
Watched for the first time on a borrowed DVD :)
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People who added this item 965 Average listal rating (648 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Viewed: February 10th
Watched on the Big Screen with my girlfriend :)
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People who added this item 1528 Average listal rating (877 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Persepolis (2007)
Viewed: February 12th
Rented DVD
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People who added this item 3075 Average listal rating (1916 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
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Watched: With my dear girlfriend very romantic ;)
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People who added this item 1120 Average listal rating (759 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Viewed: February 28th
Watched: Borrowed DVD
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People who added this item 1057 Average listal rating (697 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.8
Gamer (2009)
Viewed: February 28th
Watched: I forget how I watched it.
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People who added this item 526 Average listal rating (365 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.9
Iron Sky (2012)
Viewed: March 1st
Watched: Forget How Wish I could forget the film.
Note: You may noticed that there isn't a rating for this film. But, there is it receives ZERO STARS OUT OF FIVE.
This is one of the most humorless, mean spirited, bland, boring, worthless, detestable, so called "films" I have seen in recent years. Do yourselves a favor skip it, no avoid, no better yet smash it into a million little pieces because anything would be better then giving money to the hacks that came up with this sub-human garbage they wanted to make a quick buck so they threw this together called it a film. Their are no surprises, no risks, no twists, no laughs, generic action, and I know it was independently made but honestly that's no excuse for having zero humor and zero common sense with what to do with an idea like this. I mean it's Nazis in SPACE how do you fail to deliver on that!?! How!!!! This is insulting to me as a critic, to me as a viewer, to me as a person. I would not like to sit through this ever again and I advise you to do the same. More details to follow I need to just get this out on the page.
People who added this item 208 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 4.4 IMDB Rating 4.8
Viewed: March 2nd
Watched: By certain means.
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People who added this item 307 Average listal rating (200 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.1
Orgazmo (1998)
Viewed: March 15th
Watched: On an ol' DVD.
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People who added this item 397 Average listal rating (210 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.5
Viewed: March 18th
Watched: At my friend Ari's house with some dear pals.
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People who added this item 110 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
Bully (2012)
Viewed: March 20th
Watched: On a DVD that I got my girlfriend.
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People who added this item 861 Average listal rating (549 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.5
Captain EO (1986)
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People who added this item 3070 Average listal rating (1939 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
Viewed: March 30th
Watched: At my friend Randi's house on my own DVD.
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People who added this item 1088 Average listal rating (669 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.3
Viewed: April 5th
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People who added this item 7962 Average listal rating (5797 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
Jurassic Park (1993)
Viewed: April 6th
Watched:
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People who added this item 1567 Average listal rating (948 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 1048 Average listal rating (716 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Role Models (2008)
Viewed: April 13th
Watched: On a "borrowed" DVD
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People who added this item 1804 Average listal rating (1200 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Bolt (2008)
Viewed: April 13th
Watched: On a lost DVD
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People who added this item 303 Average listal rating (167 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 4005 Average listal rating (2601 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 67 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
After the Fox (1966)
Viewed: March 23rd
Watched: With my dear Grandma :)
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People who added this item 92 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 894 Average listal rating (599 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
Pitch Perfect (2012)
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People who added this item 652 Average listal rating (362 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Fish Tank (2009)
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People who added this item 2826 Average listal rating (1737 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 6656 Average listal rating (4822 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
X-Men (2000)
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People who added this item 4762 Average listal rating (3293 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 1497 Average listal rating (910 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1
27 Dresses (2008)
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2013! Going to kick this off right and early and try to make it more organized and in depth then my previous list and watch more new films and re watch one's I haven't seen it a while. Wish me luck :)

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