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Created Feb 03, 2013 02:44PM PST • Updated Feb 03, 2013 02:44PM PST

This is a list of movies I’ve watched, but still need to review. Don’t judge me :-)

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  • 42 Points
Title Released Trust Weighted Summary Viewable
1st 30 Days of Night
2007 Very Good 24 Points
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An interesting and original idea that was well presented, but did not fully live up to the potential the story had.

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Added Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
2nd The Mutant Chron...
2008 None Yet 0 Points
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Added Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
3rd Daybreakers
2010 Barely OK 8 Points
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This film is about the fall of human kind and the rise of Vampirism. The entire world is ran by vampires and they are running low on their food sources. The humans are dying off and they have to try and find an alternate way to survive, so that the human kind can replenish themselves. Edward Dalton is scientist, trying to find an alternate food source for his kind and is sympathetic for the human race.

This film might be a little too intense for children, but for me, I thought that it lacked something.

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Added Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
4th Outlander
2008 None Yet 0 Points
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Added Nov 14, 2013 09:32PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
5th Tomcats
2001 None Yet 0 Points
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Added Sep 27, 2013 06:39PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
6th Next
2007 None Yet 0 Points
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Added Sep 23, 2013 10:46PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
7th X-Men: First Class
2011 Great 83 Points
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First class prequels are Hollywood mutants, crisply intelligent rather than trite – obligatory touchstones notwithstanding. X-Men: First Class surpasses that standard, rebooting a tired saga with fresh casting, well grounded plot devices and an engaging mix of resonant themes.

Marvel achieves this alchemy by putting a strong ensemble of stars in front of the behind-the-camera studs from Kick-Ass and Thor, two other smart superhero movies. As executive producing goes, that’s a loc…

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Added Sep 23, 2013 10:46PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
8th 15 Minutes
2001 None Yet 0 Points
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Added Sep 19, 2013 10:24PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
9th Machete
2010 None Yet 0 Points
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Added Sep 16, 2013 11:40PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
10th Sucker Punch
2011 OK 27 Points
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Baby Doll is a mistreated orphan trapped in an asylum who is due to be lobotomized. Can she save herself and a gang of equally hot woman from their fates? Well, if you are empowered with a male-mesmerizing dancing talent that results from fantasizing about killing monsters and bad guys with martial arts and big guns, you sure can.

A patchwork quilt of surreal thriller fused with fantasy laden martial arts with a revenge story line. This movie is all over the place – with the only discernible central theme of maximizing the exposure and use of beautiful women in skimpy outfits performi…

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Added Aug 20, 2013 09:47PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
11th Biker Boyz
2003 None Yet 0 Points
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Added Aug 11, 2013 10:16PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
12th A Royal Affair
2012 Really Great 83 Points
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A Royal Affair is truly regal, with a King, his Queen, their courtiers, grand councils and balls in castles.

  • Infidelity so grand – so right – it was ultimately forgiven by the cuckold King of Denmark.
  • History made, the Enlightenment brought to the Danes and their colony of Norway.
  • Romantic history in the extreme. Royally romantic. “Live from 1772” Seems like it anyway.
  • All of it real, a true story. Better yet – one of the great true stories.

Princess Movies have a new member in their esteemed royal court, right up there with The Young Victoria

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Added Aug 11, 2013 10:16PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
13th The Brothers Sol...
2007 Very Good 4 Points
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Take Night at the Roxebury Mixed with Dumb and Dumber and what you do get? a creepy no holds, full on Bob Odenkirk Comedy! this movie takes the relationship you have with your sibling so far that your glad your not the Brother Solomon. I mean come on. these guys are never gunna get some action but there gunna get a baby!!

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Added Aug 10, 2013 11:13PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
14th The Day the Eart...
2008 Good 7 Points
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Keanu becomes Klaatu in this reimagining/update of the fifties sci-fi classic, with many changes (both cultural and technological) making it relevant once more, and with as powerful a message as before.

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Added Aug 10, 2013 11:13PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
15th Enemy at the Gates
2001 None Yet 0 Points
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Added Jul 28, 2013 09:33PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
16th Superman Returns
2006 Good 29 Points
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Watch it until Superman saves the plane from crashing, then turn it off lest you want to be bored/brought to tears. Technically well made, but the bad acting and lame script cannot be overcome.

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Added Jul 21, 2013 10:13PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
17th Knowing
2009 None Yet 0 Points
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Added Jul 21, 2013 10:13PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
18th TRON: Legacy
2010 OK 19 Points
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Jeff Bridges is a virtual world designer who mysteriously disappears. Years later, his young son exploits a clue and enters that virtual world to find him. This movie’s highlight is the sci-fi effects of living in a virtual world, and the results are fairly impressive, albeit with some glitches – like the fabrication of a young clone of Jeff Bridges that never comes off quite right. Don’t look to make too much sense of the story-line, just enjoy it for the effects, skin-tight suit clad women, and cool action scenes with futuristic motorcycles.

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Added Jul 21, 2013 10:13PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
19th Legion
2010 None Yet 0 Points
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Added Jul 21, 2013 02:48PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
20th Doomsday
2008 Good 12 Points
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Neil Marshall follows up “The Descent” with a schizophrenic action film not sure what it should be and when, though still managing to be entertainingly insane.

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Added Jul 20, 2013 04:29PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
21st Anna Karenina
2012 None Yet 0 Points
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Added Jul 20, 2013 04:28PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
22nd Just Go With It
2011 Barely OK 83 Points
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Better than expected romance and typically painful Adam Sandler comedy make Just Go With It less awful than Sandler’s usual. The former comes from RomCom pro Jennifer Aniston, who creates some palpable chemistry with Sandler; The latter from Sandler’s recent shtick of caricaturing Hollywood archetypes for lifestyle comedy.

This time he’s a Hollywood plastic surgeon who acts like a jerk but has a heart of gold. He was a similarly drawn Hollywood agent in Grown Ups, his previous outing. What’s next? A sitcom star who cavorts with p…

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Added Jul 18, 2013 09:27PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
23rd Takers
2010 None Yet 0 Points
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Added Jul 07, 2013 09:47PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
24th Surrogates
2009 None Yet 0 Points
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Added Jul 07, 2013 09:46PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
25th The Last Samurai
2003 Very Good 83 Points
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Well produced Tom Cruise historical epic, appealing to those of us who like such entertainments. As he so often does, Cruise plays a character at once naive and smug, who reveals an admirable steeliness by the third reel.

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Added Jul 04, 2013 09:44PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
26th The 13th Warrior
1999 None Yet 0 Points
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Added Jul 04, 2013 09:44PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
27th Battle: Los Angeles
2011 Barely OK 22 Points
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I’m a sucker for Humans v Alien movies, and when the humans are Marines, I’m a goner! One of my all time favorites of this genre is Starship Troopers. Battle of LA taps in to that same Hoo-Rah! Get them! emotion. It has sort of an aliens in Mogadishu feel. Although it has plenty of moments of suspense and action, as well as decent special effects – it fails to get past too many servings of cheese and overly-cliche depictions of war-time Marines.

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Added Apr 14, 2013 07:10PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
28th Despicable Me
2010 Good 12 Points
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Such a cute damn movie. Could have been more – mostly in the humor department – but as it was, it was very entertaining with a great heart. Despicable Me centers around Gru – a supervillain who is being upstaged by a newcomer, so he sets out to complete the ultimate heist. He’s going to steal the moon. The only problem is, the newcomer who has upstaged him so far, has the shrinking ray that Gru will need to shrink the moon and steal it. Thats where the girls come in. Gru sees the girls selling cookies door to door and decides to use them to get into the newcomers house and get the shr…

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Added Apr 14, 2013 07:10PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
29th The Perks of Bei...
2012 None Yet 0 Points
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Added Mar 31, 2013 02:03PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
30th War Of The Worlds
2005 OK 17 Points
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Tom Cruise stars in one of the latest re-telling of the famous H.G. Wells tale. This is quickly recognizable as a Spielberg production, with ET-esque creatures, fantastical alien ships, and a family touch with dad Tom Cruise and cute daughter Dakota Fanning. It was entertaining to be sure, but I found the premise of how the Aliens planned to take over the earth, as well as what they did with humans just a little hokey for today’s sci-fi-standards. And possibly the most annoying thing was how throngs of people insisted on staying together and running in same direction whenever chased. It gr…

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Added Feb 27, 2013 10:00PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
31st The Best Exotic ...
2012 Very Good 17 Points
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Take a colorful cohort of old British retirees, send them to India where they’ve been promised an elegant and beautiful spot to retire, and then make lemonade from lemons. Best Exotic is a cute film, with an endearing quality that kept me (the most avid of action short-attention-span film lovers) interested throughout the meandering adventure. The India setting was great to be sure, but the killer grip was from the cast of top notch actors. Or, to quote a line in the film: “Things haven’t worked out as I’d expected. They rarely do, but what happened instead is the good stuff”.

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Added Feb 27, 2013 10:00PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
32nd Taken 2
2012 None Yet 0 Points
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Added Feb 27, 2013 10:00PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
33rd Taken
2008 Very Good 98 Points
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This surprisingly effective revenge thriller plays better than its formulaic trailer might suggest. The mix of A-List star, well written script and competent direction injects plenty of life into an implausible set-up and the resulting cat-and-mouse games.

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Added Feb 27, 2013 10:00PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
34th Death Race
2008 Really Great 9 Points
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awsome! a few inmates that go around killing off each other just to gain their freedom is okay by me!

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Added Feb 03, 2013 02:44PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
35th My Week with Mar...
2011 None Yet 0 Points
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Added Feb 03, 2013 02:44PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
36th The Bourne Legacy
2012 Good 83 Points
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The first Bourne-less Bourne sequel felt more like a slog than a thrilling chase. Then its climax felt like a pause, which it is … for the next episode. So after more than two hours of frenetic activity, it wasn’t clear the movie was actually over. Some legacy.

Let’s stipulate that most reviews of The Bourne Legacy are very positive, including from the estimable BrianSez, whose taste is often in-line with mine. To each their own however. I kept waiting for the movie to tickle, to thrill or to show me something new. When it didn’t an…

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Added Feb 03, 2013 02:44PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
37th Ted
2012 Really Great 83 Points
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Comic genius, thy name is Seth MacFarlane, the writer, director and voice of Ted, a wildly ill-behaved “living” teddybear. The movie’s conceit is that a grown man’s arrested development gets enabled by this magical best buddy, who has taken on nothing but bad habits since leaving chronological boyhood behind.

Wake and bake? Check. Blow off work? Check. Avoid commitment? Check. Indulge prejudices? Check. Live vicariously? Check.

Fortunately MacFarlane’s creation – coupled with a tremendously appealing cast – makes for a flat-out hilarious movie. Often appalling, yes. But …

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Added Feb 03, 2013 02:44PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST
38th End of Watch
2012 Great 83 Points
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I avoided End of Watch when it came out in 2012, thinking it was just a steroidal TV Cop Show, moviestar Jake Gyllenhaal notwithstanding. Then David Ayer’s movie demanded attention, given BrianSez’s effusive review and Ayer’s recent masterpiece Fury. My verdict? It is a big screen Cop Show, and a great one at that.

The movie presents as reality video on the big screen, facilitated by Gyllenhaal’s hand-held video-cam, which he has ‘cause he’s taking a video production course. Ad…

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Added Mar 02, 2013 12:16PM PST • Updated Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM PST

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Aug 11, 2013 11:16PM
Wick

A Royal Affair is a special movie.

Feb 27, 2013 11:02PM
Wick

I think you should start with Taken 2. Slams are the most fun to write.