What I'm Watching This Year... 2012

The movies I have viewed this year. Not all are current releases. I like to revisit old favorites now and then. Don't we all? :-)
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1.
The Devil Inside (2012)
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In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism. (83 mins.)
 
2.
Megan Is Missing (2011)
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Fictional drama based on actual events, about 2 teen-age girls who encounter an internet predator. (85 mins.)
Director: Michael Goi
 
3.
Nightwatch (1997)
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A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders. (101 mins.)
Director: Ole Bornedal
 
4.
Limitless (2011)
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With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers. (105 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
 
5.
The Big Gay Musical (2009)
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Paul and Eddie have just begun previews for the new Off-Broadway musical "Adam and Steve Just the Way... (90 mins.)
 
6.
The Wild Hunt (2009)
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A medieval reenactment game turns into a Shakespearean tragedy when a non-player crashes the event to win back his girlfriend. (96 mins.)
 
7.
Forks Over Knives (2011 Documentary)
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Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. (96 mins.)
Director: Lee Fulkerson
 
8.
King Corn (2007 Documentary)
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King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation... (88 mins.)
Director: Aaron Woolf
 
9.
Flowers in the Attic (1987)
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Children are hidden away in the attic by their conspiring mother and grandmother. (93 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Bloom
 
10.
Savage Messiah (2002)
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Based on real-life events in Canada in the late 1980's, social worker Paula Jackson investigated a commune... (94 mins.)
Director: Mario Azzopardi
 
11.
The Dark Hours (2005)
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The thirty and something years old psychiatrist Dr. Samantha Goodman has an incurable brain tumor that has just started to grow... (80 mins.)
Director: Paul Fox
 
12.
Carrie (2002 TV Movie)
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Carrie White is a lonely and painfully shy teenage girl with telekinetic powers who is slowly pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both her classmates and her domineering, religious mother. (132 mins.)
Director: David Carson
 
13.
The 4th Floor (1999)
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A woman inherits a rent-controlled apartment and is terrorized by a neighbor. (90 mins.)
Director: Josh Klausner
 
14.
Child's Play (1988)
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A single mother gives her son a much sought after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer. (87 mins.)
Director: Tom Holland
 
15.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
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Master sorcerer Balthazar Blake must find and train Merlin's descendant to defeat dark sorceress Morgana la Fée. (109 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
 
16.
Dracula 2000 (2000)
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A group of thieves break into a chamber expecting to find paintings, but instead they release the count himself, who travels to New Orleans to find his nemesis' daughter, Mary Van Helsing. (99 mins.)
Director: Patrick Lussier
 
17.
Murder by Decree (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders commited by Jack the Ripper and discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer. (124 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
18.
Choose (2011)
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A journalism student tracks a killer with the help of her detective father and a therapist. (83 mins.)
Director: Marcus Graves
 
19.
Lonely Hearts (2006)
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Based on the true story, two homicide detectives track Martha Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez, a murderous pair known as the "Lonely Hearts Killers" who lured their victims through the personals. (108 mins.)
Director: Todd Robinson
 
20.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
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Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker. (158 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
21.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
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A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker. (152 mins.)
 
22.
The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
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As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name. (129 mins.)
 
23.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)
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Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court. (147 mins.)
 
24.
My Summer of Love (2004)
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In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tamsin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together. (86 mins.)
 
25.
The Help (2011)
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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
 
26.
Loving Annabelle (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Annabelle is the wise-beyond-her-years newcomer to an exclusive Catholic girls school. Having been expelled... (76 mins.)
 
27.
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home. (83 mins.)
 
28.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
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A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend believes that she has released creatures from a sealed ash pit in the basement of her new home. (99 mins.)
Director: Troy Nixey
 
29.
Elena Undone (2010)
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Fate brings two diversely different women together, and sets them on a collision course that will shatter their preconceived notions about love, life and the power of one's soul. (111 mins.)
Director: Nicole Conn
 
30.
Fat Head (2009 Documentary)
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A comedian replies to the "Super Size Me" crowd by losing weight on a fast-food diet while demonstrating that almost everything you think you know about the obesity "epidemic" and healthy eating is wrong. (104 mins.)
Director: Tom Naughton
 
31.
Hostel: Part III (2011 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Four men attending a bachelor party in Las Vegas fall prey to the Elite Hunting Club, who are hosting a gruesome game show of torture. (88 mins.)
Director: Scott Spiegel
 
32.
Dream House (2011)
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Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling. (84 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
33.
Tower Heist (2011)
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When a group of hard-working guys find out they've fallen victim to their wealthy employer's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence. (104 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
 
34.
Puss in Boots (2011)
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The events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends. (90 mins.)
Director: Chris Miller
 
35.
War Horse (2011)
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Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on. (146 mins.)