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Added by Toby White on 6 Jan 2014 11:15
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Watched in 2014

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People who added this item 654 Average listal rating (391 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
To Die For (1995)
Watched Jan.2nd
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People who added this item 106 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 4.6 IMDB Rating 3.8
The Canyons (2013)
Watched Jan.3rd

A terrible film.
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People who added this item 291 Average listal rating (161 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
The Wackness (2008)
Watched Jan.6th
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People who added this item 655 Average listal rating (427 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Watched Jan.7th
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People who added this item 232 Average listal rating (130 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.9
Sisters (1973)
Watched Jan.8th
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People who added this item 1050 Average listal rating (602 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
Watched Jan.8th
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People who added this item 638 Average listal rating (380 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Watched at the cinema - Jan.12th

Jarmusch and vampires.....a very unusual combination indeed. But, when you think about it, Jarmusch's films are synonymous with death and so it makes sense that he would choose to focus on two lovers who have avoided it for centuries.

The opening scene is amazing, it really grabs you and brings you right into the hypnotic pace of the film. Those familiar with Jarmusch should recognise his distinctive style and sense of humour, and scenes full of atmosphere and devoid of action. Another feature of Jarmusch's cinema is the exceptional music in his films, and once again the soundtrack is brilliant. It's essential to the rhythm of the film.

I loved this film as I do all of Jarmusch's films. Only Lovers is very different from his previous work whilst it still retains some of his familiar traits. A beautiful and subtle love story.
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People who added this item 1977 Average listal rating (1305 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
Watched at the cinema Jan.13th
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People who added this item 614 Average listal rating (426 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.1
Watched Jan.14th
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People who added this item 854 Average listal rating (572 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Watched Jan.16th
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People who added this item 234 Average listal rating (163 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
Enough Said (2013)
ย Jan.31st
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People who added this item 107 Average listal rating (81 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Watched Jan.31st
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People who added this item 983 Average listal rating (643 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.9
Watched Season 1
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People who added this item 291 Average listal rating (161 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.8
The Paperboy (2012)
Watched Feb.3rd
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People who added this item 684 Average listal rating (426 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
Watched Feb.4th
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People who added this item 167 Average listal rating (114 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
Watched Season 6 Ep 1 - Feb 6th
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People who added this item 121 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
Watched Season 4 - Feb.6th - Feb.11th



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People who added this item 1438 Average listal rating (1148 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
Watched Season 1
People who added this item 1144 Average listal rating (782 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.1
Halloween (2007)
Watched Feb.11th

My expectations for Rob Zombie's remake of John Carpenter's seminal horror classic 'Halloween' were quite low, but I was too curious to avoid it and I felt it deserved a chance. Carpenter's film will always remain one of the true classics of the genre and so any attempt to remake it should be considered a daunting challenge. Rob Zombie stepped up with all this baggage on board and delivered a very watchable and solid film.

The first 5-10 minutes of the original film, where a young Michael Myers brutally kills his older sister, is fleshed out to about 45 minutes and given a lot more context. In this remake, Michael Myers is humanised. His actions are depicted as being motivated by his environment. He is bullied at school, his mother is a stripper, his father is dead and his mother's boyfriend is a disreputable slimeball. However, despite trying to ground the characters' violent actions as a response to his surroundings, Myers still shows signs of being unhinged.


When you put the original film aside and look at this in its own right, I think it's a well-made film.
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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 5.7
'R Xmas (2001)
Watched Feb.12th
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People who added this item 312 Average listal rating (205 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Watched Feb.12th

I completely disagree with all of the negative reviews this movie has gotten on rotten tomatoes. Sometimes the critics are wrong. Simple as. One of the better films of 2013 that I've seen so far.

And what an incredible cast!
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People who added this item 1146 Average listal rating (773 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Feb.13th

Excellent performances by Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto.
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People who added this item 1154 Average listal rating (684 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Brick (2006)
Feb.17th
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People who added this item 503 Average listal rating (330 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
U-Turn (1997)
Feb.17th

A disappointing film from Oliver Stone. Jennifer Lopez should NEVER have been allowed to act.
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People who added this item 836 Average listal rating (552 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
Feb.17th
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People who added this item 1043 Average listal rating (709 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Animal House (1978)
Feb.18th
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People who added this item 4050 Average listal rating (2784 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
Casino Royale (2006)
Feb.20th

A really great Bond entry.
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People who added this item 2256 Average listal rating (1510 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Feb.21st
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People who added this item 1918 Average listal rating (1320 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Skyfall (2012)
Feb.23rd
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People who added this item 275 Average listal rating (130 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.3
Passion (2013)
Feb.25th
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People who added this item 98 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7
Wise Blood (1979)
Feb.25th

Brad Dourif is brilliant. This film was so far ahead of its time. Very underrated and underappreciated.
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People who added this item 234 Average listal rating (148 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
Stand Up Guys (2013)
Feb.26th

Was worth watching to see Al Pacino and Christopher Walken together. And Alan Arkin is also great. Very funny at times, only let down by the terrible ending.
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People who added this item 1109 Average listal rating (746 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Feb.26th

Great early Bond film. Preferred this to Dr.No.
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People who added this item 1470 Average listal rating (932 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.8
Feb 27th

Nostalgia.
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People who added this item 61 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.7
Feb.27th

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People who added this item 103 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6
Stone Cold (1991)
Mar.1st

Outrageously entertaining, OTT action. Gratuitous explosions every 5 mins, guns, guns and more guns, outrageous dialogue AND Lance Henriksen!
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People who added this item 1525 Average listal rating (976 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
March 6th. Watched at the cinema.

Powerful direction. Great performances. Uncompromising.
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 8.1
March 5th
People who added this item 249 Average listal rating (146 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Violent Cop (1989)
March 6th

Brutally violent. Takeshi Kitano is a brilliant filmmaker. He's great at playing the stone-faced invulnerable type.
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People who added this item 930 Average listal rating (506 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.5
Watched Season 4 - Feb - March
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People who added this item 1213 Average listal rating (699 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
Mad Men (2007)
Watching Season 1 - March 9th - .....
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People who added this item 784 Average listal rating (544 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
Evil Dead (2013)
March.12th

A terrible remake of Sam Raimi's classic from 1981. A big problem for me was the way it tried to update the original by tacking on a "realistic" situation, where a group of friends go to a cabin in the woods with the intention of helping their friend's drug addiction. It lacks the grittiness and edge of Raimi's low-budget filmmaking style and it is far too polished.
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People who added this item 211 Average listal rating (136 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Colors (1988)
March.13th
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People who added this item 979 Average listal rating (668 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Christine (1983)
March 26th
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March.27th

An almightiful bag of steaming hot turds! Wanted to turn it off after about 20 mins.
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People who added this item 1722 Average listal rating (1133 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Fighter (2010)
March.31st
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April.1st
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People who added this item 4202 Average listal rating (2749 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
April.2nd
Toby White's rating:
People who added this item 447 Average listal rating (286 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
April.3rd
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People who added this item 686 Average listal rating (410 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 5.7
April.3rd

Visually impressive and atmospherically there is something very intriguing going on. The music and the beautifully precise arrangement of colour and composition work in tandem to create a dark otherworldly space. It reminded me a little of Gaspar Noe's Enter The Void.

When this is considered in light of Winding Refn's previous work, it's clear that his vision gives precendence to visuals and atmosphere. These aspects are the director's strong point.

The question is: Does he manage to lure you into his atmospheric tapestry? His films will be either hated or loved. One thing's for sure. He's definitely not a mediocre filmmaker.
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Favourite Films watched in Jan.

1. Only Lovers Left Alive
2. The Wolf of Wall Street
3. Sympathy For Lady Vengeance
4. Alan Patridge
5. Blue Jasmine

Worst Film - Jan.
The Canyons


Favourite Films of Feb.

1. Wise Blood
2. Dallas Buyers Club
3. Inside Llewyn Davis
4. Out of the Furnace
5. Brick
6. Casino Royale

Worst Film - Feb.
U-Turn


Favourite Films of March


1. The Fighter
2. 12 Years A Slave
3. Violent Cop


Worst Film of March
Compulsion


Favourite Films of April

1. Before Sunrise
2. Shame
3. Her
4. Only God Forgives
5. Old School

Worst Film of April
All The Boys Love Mandy Lane


Favourite Films of May


1. Before Sunset
2. Before Midnight
3. Rescue Dawn


Worst Film of May
Machete Kills


Favourite Films of June

1. Like Someone in Love
2. X- Men: First Class
3. X-Men: Days of Future Past


Worst Film of June
Hindsight


Favourite Films of July

1.Grand Budapest Hotel
2. Mother
3. Spirited Away
4. The Raid 2
5. Barking Dogs Never Bite


Favourite Film of August

1.Calvary


Favourite Films of September

1. The Double
2. Malena



Favourite Films of October

1. Boogie Nights
2. Pasolini
3. The House of the Devil
4. Under The Skin
5. The Zero Theorem


Favourite Films of Novemeber

1. The Act of Killing
2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
3. Possession
4. Manhattan
5. Millenium Mambo
6. Swimmer


Worst Film of November

Airdoll

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