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Watched in 2017 (with pics, notes, lists)

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January

People who added this item 544 Average listal rating (386 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7
Passengers (2016)

It's supposed to be a tribute to Stanley Kubrick - a little of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the bar set resambling the one in Shining - but actually Passengers is disappointing, often boring and generally closer to a young adult flick than a real sci-fi movie.
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February


It's Tim Burton, whatever it means. The story - based on a YA fantasy novel - is meaningful: it's about embracing and valuing diversity. But as a movie, it doesn't add any originality in Burton's works.
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People who added this item 76 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
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People who added this item 301 Average listal rating (188 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
Jackie (2016)

The correlation between reality and fiction, the sublimation of facts in legend, is the supporting and obsessive theme of the whole movie. A definitely inflated theme that Larraín, however, is able to deal by bringing the film in a border area, creating a hybrid work that mixes the accuracy of the documentary with a theatrical mis-en-scene... [full review in Italian here]
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People who added this item 496 Average listal rating (322 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.1
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March

People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.8

The meanest character Dany Boon has ever played. But still funny.
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I honestly expected more. It's enjoyable, ok, great visual effects, and Eddie Redmayne is in it, but it seems not to have a real plot so I eventually got bored.
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April

People who added this item 292 Average listal rating (211 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
The Guest (2014)

Surely entertaining. There's a lot of suspense. But there's also a lot of those moments... you know, when you can't decide between "seriously!?", "wtf!?" and "are you freaking kidding me!?" So I guess my review should be: !?
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People who added this item 1025 Average listal rating (617 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Taking Lives (2004)

Extremely predictable and kind of boring.
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People who added this item 1041 Average listal rating (735 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.5

Superman 2.0 with the same three bad guys and time travel. And you know what? It's good!
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People who added this item 143 Average listal rating (95 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.8
Masterminds (2016)

Absolutely crazy. And stupid. Yay!!!
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People who added this item 532 Average listal rating (364 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Frantic (1988)
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People who added this item 4386 Average listal rating (2831 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9

Great performance by Meryl Streep, good Anne Hathaway and Stanley Tucci. But I hate the fashion world and the first part of the movie is really, really annoying.
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People who added this item 339 Average listal rating (136 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 889 Average listal rating (546 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.7
Noah (2014)
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People who added this item 155 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.9
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May

People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.3
The Ticket (2017)

A parable enhanced by Dan Stevens' performance. But the pace too slow and the end too predictable ruin everything.
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People who added this item 200 Average listal rating (139 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
Colossal (2017)

Colossal is the movie you'd never expect. It promises to be a monster movie, but it's not. It promises to be the classic stupid comedy, but it's not. It promises to talk about the alcohol "monster" but it's real theme is every way a man can be violent against women, and even how a woman can be violent to herself... [full review in Italian here]
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People who added this item 922 Average listal rating (631 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
La La Land (2016)

Fatti a nnòmina e vo cùcchiti (Sicilian for "make a name and go to bed", it means that once you have a famous name the actual quality of your work doesn't really matter). Gorgeous, gorgeous cinematography but such a cheesy plot with some boring dialogs. Ryan Gosling is always good. Emma Stone... well, she's so nice.
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People who added this item 684 Average listal rating (461 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
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June

People who added this item 203 Average listal rating (118 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.5
Child 44 (2015)
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July

People who added this item 3736 Average listal rating (2495 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 1026 Average listal rating (607 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.5
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August

People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 5.5
Bis (2015)

Not the most original movie in the world. The same old story about turning back time and try to fix what's wrong in the present.
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People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.2
Un + une (2015)

Super slow, with a boring plot and extra annoying main characters.
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People who added this item 158 Average listal rating (115 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 162 Average listal rating (101 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
Brubaker (1980)
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Seriously??? I figured out who the killer was and how it was going to end in about ten minutes. Wasted time :(
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People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (40 ratings) 4.6 IMDB Rating 5.5
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People who added this item 990 Average listal rating (715 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 43 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1

What a drag! A good idea developed in such a boring way. Some good monologues don't save the whole movie.
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People who added this item 992 Average listal rating (728 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
Arrival (2016)

Fascinating concept, script, cinematography. And good performances. But the pace is way too slow.
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People who added this item 435 Average listal rating (289 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Serial Mom (1994)
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September

People who added this item 88 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 945 Average listal rating (577 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 4.8
Kill Switch (2017)
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October

People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 6.6

A mediocre movie. Too bad, it was inspired by the life of a great artist such as Andrea Bocelli.
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People who added this item 2064 Average listal rating (1378 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Game (1997)
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People who added this item 513 Average listal rating (312 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Incendies (2011)

Powerful. Painful. In one word: splendid.
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Watched because it's shot in my hometown, Catania, in quarters I've never been. A strong and moving story, and overall it's a good movie. Too bad for the unrefined style (but it's directorial debut), some hole plots and a little confusing timelines.
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November

People who added this item 33 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 97 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
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December

People who added this item 691 Average listal rating (506 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Babadook (2014)
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People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 6.3
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