March 2012

by bungard_mm | created - 04 Mar 2012 | updated - 17 Apr 2012 | Public

Movies I've seen this month.

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1. Shrek (2001)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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84 Metascore

After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona for a villainous lord in order to get his land back.

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow

Votes: 515,743 | Gross: $267.67M

Fun little film. The Gingerbread man was tough.

2. Mimic (1997)

R | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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55 Metascore

Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Alexander Goodwin, Giancarlo Giannini

Votes: 39,897 | Gross: $25.48M

Bug movies always freak me out. Corny ending.

3. Red Dragon (2002)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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60 Metascore

A retired F.B.I. Agent with psychological gifts, is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him, is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 218,631 | Gross: $93.15M

One of the better prequals.

4. Robot Holocaust (1986)

79 min | Sci-Fi

2.1
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A highly unlikely band of heroes traverses a post-apocalyptic wasteland to rescue a scientist from the tyrannical Dark One and his army of robots.

Director: Tim Kincaid | Stars: Norris Culf, Nadine Hartstein, J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner, Jennifer Delora

Votes: 1,311

I just hope the future isn't as bad as this movie.

5. 1 Phone, 2 Phone, 3 Phone, 4 (2006)

12 min | Short

4.6
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One man's purpose in life is questioned by a ringing phone.

Director: Darren P. Leis | Stars: Jeremy Clark, Andy Langham, Ed Galvez, Abel Ramirez

Votes: 120

Funny little number. I've met those kind of folks.

6. 1/4 Inch (2010)

7 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

4.8
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A sound recordist wanders through London capturing sounds on her tape machine. She encounters a mysterious man who returns in a dream to set her recordings against her.

Director: Ian Pons Jewell | Stars: Marie Gabrielle-Rotie, Colin McLean

Votes: 22

Wow. Didn't expect such a creepy movie. Nice job.

7. 2 Guys on a Roof (2009)

4 min | Short, Comedy

5.6
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2 men argue about who is going to be the first to jump off a roof top.

Director: Wade Sellers | Stars: William Schuler, Gene Aimone

Votes: 27

I'm still laughing.

8. Padre Cask (2010)

14 min | Short, Fantasy, Mystery

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Padre Cask has many phobias but more than that he hates his job. Deciding to try Dr Telbateramthgin's memory control tablet to forget all about it he doesn't read the small print.

Director: Jeremy Hockin | Stars: Adam Baroni, Vicki Edmunds, Lee Gate, Dean Wiseman

Sorry to say I didn't get the story. Well made, I just missed it.

9. Page Turner (2009)

14 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

7.2
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Lisa and Jonathan are on a first date, when they come upon the strangest thing - a night time yard sale. Jonathan buys Lisa an old photo album in which she sees her future and fate if she continues with Jonathan.

Director: Oliver Pearce | Stars: Monica Lee Burland, Jamie Fox, Tom Hoeck, Troy Mittleider

Votes: 14

Had a good cast. The story doesn't stand out.

10. 2013 - The New World (2011)

21 min | Short, Sci-Fi

7.5
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The journey of a lone traveler through a post-apocalyptic Estonia.

Director: Karl Kevad | Stars: Jon Karl Jürgenstein, Armand Sutt

Votes: 13

I don't like to bash short projects...but not good.

11. 2184 (2007)

Not Rated | 5 min | Short

1.2
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Director: Dana Sink | Stars: Mike Kerwin, Adam Smith, Yea Chen, Nick Dennis

Votes: 9

Things haven't gotten much better in the hundred so odd years since 2013.

12. Frozen (2004)

17 min | Short, Sci-Fi

7.4
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After his death from a massive coronary, Eric Kamen's head was severed, then cryogenically frozen. He was supposed to wake up in a bright, distant future, free to live a new life, in a new ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Orr | Stars: Michael Jason Chandler, Thomas La Rue, George Thomas, David Huber

Votes: 11

This was pretty good. The effects were not big time but story made it ok.

13. Full Circle (II) (2008)

18 min | Short, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.1
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A telekinetic assassin is being recruited by a government agency spearheaded by her own mother. They have no idea how bad of an idea that was.

Director: Shareef McIntosh | Stars: Kelly Katic, John Ramaine, Wendy Marquez, Sherry Locher

Votes: 10

Good story, if not a bit familiar.

14. Fury in the Pacific (1945)

20 min | War, Documentary, Short

6.8
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Documentary short film depicting American Army, Navy, Marine, Air Forces, and Coast Guard joint assaults on a Japanese-held island.

Stars: Richard Carlson, Lewis B. Puller, William H. Rupertus

Votes: 45

Damn. Nothing hits harder than the real thing and this one holds nothing back.

15. Para no dormir (2010)

12 min | Short, Horror

6.2
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Director: Miguel Larraya | Stars: Leticia Dolera, Alejandro Rivas, Bárbara Santa-Cruz

Votes: 22

A lot when into it. A little creepy at times, but the story could've been better.

16. Saw II (2005)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery

6.6
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40 Metascore

A detective and his team must rescue 8 people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Beverley Mitchell, Franky G, Emmanuelle Vaugier

Votes: 205,651 | Gross: $87.04M

If possible, better than the first.

17. Nightwatch (1997)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.2
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40 Metascore

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.

Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Anais Evans, Erich Anderson

Votes: 17,158 | Gross: $1.20M

Good cast. typical who done it-but done well.

18. The Time Guardian (1987)

PG | 87 min | Action, Romance, Sci-Fi

4.3
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In the distant future, the human race nears extinction and a new race of beast-like creatures rule the earth. The few surviving people live in the City, a huge protected construction with ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Hannant | Stars: Tom Burlinson, Nikki Coghill, Dean Stockwell, Carrie Fisher

Votes: 720

Hokey pokey fun. I just hope people dress better in the future.

19. Red State (2011)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.2
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50 Metascore

Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Michael Parks, Melissa Leo, John Goodman, Michael Angarano

Votes: 56,945 | Gross: $1.10M

I liked how it showed that thin grey line between good and bad.

20. Bimbo's Initiation (1931)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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Bimbo the dog is initiated into a secret society in a sadistic 'fun house'; then Betty Boop (with dog's ears) takes a hand.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 1,130

Just shows the 30's had it's share of sick fun as well.

21. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

Votes: 1,160,467 | Gross: $100.13M

One of the best films ever.

22. 2012: Science or Superstition (2009)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

5.2
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An examination of the widely debated prediction that, based on the ancient Mayans' Long Count Calendar, the world will end in the year 2012. Collecting input from noted authors, ... See full summary »

Director: Nimrod Erez | Stars: Anthony F. Aveni, Robert Bauval, Walter Cruttenden, Benito Vegas Duran

Votes: 173

I was hoping for more science and less superstition, but that's what I got.

23. Witchcraft (1988 Video)

R | 95 min | Horror

3.1
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A new mother and her child move into her mother-in-law's dark old mansion. She soon begns to suspect that neither the house nor her mother-in-law are quite what they seem to be.

Director: Rob Spera | Stars: Anat Topol, Gary Sloan, Mary Shelley, Deborah Scott

Votes: 502

Let's see. Unoriginal, unspooky, unanything except boring.

24. Cruel Intentions 3 (2004 Video)

R | 85 min | Drama

4.7
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Two guys at a college prep school make wagers on seducing naive young girls, and then meet their match when they agree to see which one can seduce the most popular and devious girl who has her own agenda to everything.

Director: Scott Ziehl | Stars: Kerr Smith, Kristina Anapau, Nathan Wetherington, Melissa Yvonne Lewis

Votes: 7,000

No good reason for it, but still a fun watch.

25. The Descent: Part 2 (2009)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

5.8
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Refusing to believe her story about cave-dwelling monsters, the sole survivor of a spelunking exploration gone horribly wrong is forced to follow the authorities back into the caves where something awaits.

Director: Jon Harris | Stars: Michael J. Reynolds, Shauna Macdonald, Jessika Williams, Douglas Hodge

Votes: 36,213

Almost great sequel. I said this during the first-keep your ass outta holes in the ground.

26. The I Inside (2004)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.1
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An amnesiac discovers himself leaping through time between 2000 and 2002 as his past returns to him.

Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Polley, Piper Perabo, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 9,677

Tricky little number.

27. Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

4.9
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Set in beautiful Vancouver, four friends set out on an everyday errand and end up in a fight for their lives when they discover the body of a dead hooker left in their trunk. Lead by a sexy... See full summary »

Directors: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska | Stars: Rikki Gagne, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska, C.J. Wallis

Votes: 1,028

This was awesome. Everthing was great.

28. The Hunger Games (2012)

PG-13 | 142 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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68 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 757,784 | Gross: $408.01M

I'd go see this again. Done well. Carmike opening.

29. Dead Silence (2007)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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34 Metascore

A young widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Fairman

Votes: 74,339 | Gross: $16.81M

Creepy at times with a bit cliche ending.

30. Geek Charming (2011 TV Movie)

TV-G | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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To win a school popularity contest, a high school diva permits a film club classmate to record her popular life, but the film starts documenting her decline instead.

Director: Jeffrey Hornaday | Stars: Sarah Hyland, Matt Prokop, Sasha Pieterse, Jordan Nichols

Votes: 9,185

Both kids cried and clapped at the end.

31. Final Destination 2 (2003)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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38 Metascore

When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: A.J. Cook, Ali Larter, Tony Todd, Michael Landes

Votes: 131,331 | Gross: $46.96M

Same as the first, slim plot with creative ways to die.