Movies watched (March 2011)

A list of movies watched during March 2011, in chronological order from the beginning to the end of the month.
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1.
Monster Man (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Two guys and a female hitchhiker are terrorized by a monstrous looking man driving a giant monster truck. (95 mins.)
Director: Michael Davis
 
2.
Running Out of Time (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Police inspector and excellent hostage negotiator Ho Sheung-Sang finds himself in over his head when he is pulled into a 72 hour game by a cancer suffering criminal out for vengeance on Hong Kong's organized crime Syndicates. (93 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
3.
Tell Me Something (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In Seoul, parts not matching of severed copses of three men are found in cars and bags left in public spaces... (118 mins.)
Director: Youn-hyun Chang
 
4.
Gozu (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A yakuza enforcer is ordered to secretly drive his beloved colleague to be assassinated. But when the colleague unceremoniously disappears en route, the trip that follows is a twisted, surreal and horrifying experience. (129 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
5.
The Straight Story (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An old man makes a long journey by lawn-mover tractor to mend his relationship with an ill brother. (112 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
6.
Thesis (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty... (125 mins.)
 
7.
Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz... (180 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
8.
Martin (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young man, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges. (95 mins.)
 
9.
The Apartment (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Max is on his way to Tokyo. He lives in Paris and likes to flirt but has decided to get married. By chance... (116 mins.)
Director: Gilles Mimouni
 
10.
Ringu (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Ruthlessly murdered by her father, the ghost of a seer's daughter kills all those seven days after they watch the strange contents of a mysterious video tape, unless the viewer finds the escape clause. (96 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
 
11.
Notorious (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them? (101 mins.)
 
12.
Breaking News (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown... (90 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
13.
Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. (96 mins.)
Director: Art Linson
 
14.
The Laughing Woman (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A rich and sadistic man, who enjoys degrading women as part of elaborate S&M games, abducts a female journalist. She is subjected to his unpleasant games but soon begins subverting him. (108 mins.)
 
15.
Sheitan (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A group of youngsters go out to a disco In Christmas Eve and accidentally run into a shepherd who has prepared himself for a night of pure insanity. (94 mins.)
Director: Kim Chapiron
 
16.
Phone (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After writing a series of articles about pedophilia, the journalist Ji-won receives threatening calls on her cellular and she changes her number... (104 mins.)
Director: Byeong-ki Ahn
 
17.
Splice (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use. (104 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
 
18.
The Cove (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health. (92 mins.)
Director: Louie Psihoyos
 
19.
Visitor Q (2001 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures. (84 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
20.
Razorback (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A vicious wild boar terrorizes the Australian outback. The first victim is a small child who is killed... (95 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
21.
Shinjuku Triad Society (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Amidst a Chinese and Japanese mafia war, a lawyer for the Chinese mob finds a rift forming between him and his corrupt police office brother. (100 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
22.
Rainy Dog (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Japanese assassin stranded in Taiwan must take work from a local crime boss to make ends meet when suddenly a woman from his past delivers a son to him. (95 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
23.
Ley Lines (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A group of Chinese youths living in Japan struggle to make their way in life and eventually find trouble with the local crime syndicate. (105 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
24.
Hancock (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Hancock is a superhero whose ill considered behavior regularly causes damage in the millions. He changes when one person he saves helps him improve his public image. (92 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
 
25.
The Beyond (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell. (87 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
26.
Safe (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An affluent and unexceptional homemaker in the suburbs develops multiple chemical sensitivity. (119 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
 
27.
The Expendables (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent. (103 mins.)
 
28.
Public Enemy (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Ruthless cop Chul-joong and a merciless killer in raincoat run into each other in a small alleyway and form a fatal bond... (138 mins.)
Director: Woo-Suk Kang
 
29.
Up in the Air (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job traveling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest and a new hire. (109 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
 
30.
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them. (120 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lynn
 
31.
Machete (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss. (105 mins.)
 
32.
The Social Network (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. (120 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
33.
Tin Cup (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival's girlfriend. (135 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
 
34.
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An African American mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob. (116 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
35.
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In a strange and isolated chateau, a man becomes acquainted with a woman and insists that they have met before. (94 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
36.
PTU (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun. (88 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
37.
Ab-normal Beauty (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Jiney is a talented student of Arts with a trauma in her childhood and lack of communication with her mother... (101 mins.)
Director: Oxide Chun Pang
 
38.
La spagnola (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Lola, a hot-blooded Spaniard, is deserted by her husband for a cool and calculating Aussie blonde. Lola... (87 mins.)
Director: Steve Jacobs