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Added by Aira on 2 Jan 2011 09:21
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Watched in 2011: Jan-Jun (pics, notes, lists...)

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January

People who added this item 551 Average listal rating (318 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7

Slow and little trivial narration, but it's always a great story and Pacino's always a great actor (...read more)
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People who added this item 1672 Average listal rating (1022 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6
The Tourist (2010)

Too glamorous - it's almost plastic - and absurd scenes. The whole story doesn't work (...read more)

Sleeping or Screaming: the worst movies I've seen
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People who added this item 54 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5

A good mix of journalism and comedy: interesting and funny (...read more)
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People who added this item 404 Average listal rating (248 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.1
Greenberg (2010)

Pretending to be philosophical but it doesn't go deep enough. Characters can only express boredom and depression (...read more)
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People who added this item 1694 Average listal rating (1139 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
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People who added this item 1865 Average listal rating (1193 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.8
Gothika (2003)

Ordinary script with ordinary direction. A failed copy of some asian horrors. And I didn't like Halle Berry acting (...read more)

Sleeping or Screaming: the worst movies I've seen
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People who added this item 1456 Average listal rating (827 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 91 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.3

Very stupid. It didn't make me laugh at all. And it's not a small thing for a comedy :) (...read more in English and Italian)
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People who added this item 85 Average listal rating (65 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.6


Watched on YouTube (with links)
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People who added this item 4569 Average listal rating (2989 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Black Swan (2010)

The same lame old story, but beautifully told. Great filmmaking and acting by Natalie Portman.

LegOscars 2011: Best Picture nominees
I discovered them in 2010/2011
If I was an actress...
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People who added this item 39 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 3195 Average listal rating (2161 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Island (2005)
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original title: Vallanzasca - Gli angeli del male


I discovered them in 2010/2011
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People who added this item 211 Average listal rating (125 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8

Extremely violent (or just realist?), it's a good journey into yakuza war strategies (...read more)

Japanese movies (2011)
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February

People who added this item 1519 Average listal rating (977 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 2309 Average listal rating (1412 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.4
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Monotonous, like the voice and the expression of the lead actor [link]
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People who added this item 41 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.2
La passione (2010)
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People who added this item 3255 Average listal rating (1996 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1

It's almost a documentary about the Italian modern politics :D
The unbelievable thing is that in Italy we have some politicians able to make Cetto La Qualunque look like a boy scout [link]
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People who added this item 829 Average listal rating (523 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
original title: Mou gaan dou

A great script and an energetic direction for a movie that catched me and kept me holding my breath all the way to the end. Good performances by the main actors (...read more)

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Asian Actors -catalog-
Films from Asia
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People who added this item 1515 Average listal rating (987 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
Due Date (2010)
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People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Nekonade (2008)

A cute cute cat. Nothing more. (...read more)

Japanese movies (2011)
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People who added this item 1315 Average listal rating (785 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7
Secretary (2002)
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original title: Mayonaka no Yaji-san Kita-san

It's a kind of musical, horror, crime, human drama and comedy. But I also discovered a great road movie about the importance of imagination to overcome a painful reality (...read more)

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Japanese movies (2011)
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People who added this item 248 Average listal rating (159 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.2
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March

People who added this item 1402 Average listal rating (894 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Valkyrie (2008)
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People who added this item 1377 Average listal rating (890 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3

Pretty funny but the ending, instead of being surprising, is rather disappointing [link]
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People who added this item 2438 Average listal rating (1446 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5

Nice scenes, beautiful colors but a big fault: it's not able to express the real soul (the missing soul) of Grenouille, making him too rational and almost trascendental while he was and animal who acted by instinct [link]
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People who added this item 718 Average listal rating (433 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
Burlesque (2010)

Banal volgar. To see this kind of things another Christina Aguilera video was enough (,,,read more)

Sleeping or Screaming: the worst movies I've seen
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People who added this item 590 Average listal rating (364 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
Morning Glory (2010)
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People who added this item 63 Average listal rating (40 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7
original title: Tian xia wu shuang


Asian Actors -catalog-
Films from Asia
Manlicious :P
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People who added this item 843 Average listal rating (546 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
original title: El secreto de sus ojos

The story of a man who never forgot a case of murder and rape and ends up undercovering a terrible secret, a perfect revenge. Great direction that created a fine noir atmosphere and some memorable scenes, like the man chase at the stadium [link]

Favorite Movies
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People who added this item 222 Average listal rating (145 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Little Voice (1998)
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Too spectacular and funny to consider it just stupid.

I changed my mind
2011: the year of Sequels
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People who added this item 1490 Average listal rating (893 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
Irreversible (2002)
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People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.9
Holy Water (2009)
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People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.4


Watched on YouTube (with link)
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People who added this item 3064 Average listal rating (2061 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Gran Torino (2009)
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People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 5.4

Boooring film. It has nothing to do with Kitano Takeshi's "Zatoichi". Too bad, because Katori Shingo is a good actor but in this film was totally idle [link]

Japanese movies (2011)
Asian Actors -catalog-
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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 156 Average listal rating (90 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 828 Average listal rating (563 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.2
Legion (2010)

A bad copy of "The Prophecy". I really don't understand why Paul Bettany makes this... ehm... kind of movies (...read more)

Manlicious :P
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People who added this item 372 Average listal rating (215 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2

A lot of violence and finally that's all. And Keira Knightley's presence was useless. (...read more)
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People who added this item 313 Average listal rating (154 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.4
original title: Noruwei no Mori

The movie is not indipendent from the novel, and that's too bad. But actors' performances were great, even if I missed "Storm Trooper" (...read more)

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Movies I watched for the first time in 2011, from January to June.
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Watched in 2011: July-December (with pics, notes, list links...)

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