My Guilty Pleasures

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1.
Dead Man on Campus (1998)
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Two college roommates go out and party, resulting in bad grades. They learn of the clause that says, "If your roommate dies, you get an A," and decide to find someone who is on the verge, so to speak, to move in with them. (96 mins.)
Director: Alan Cohn
“ Your college roommate kills himself....you get passing grades out of sympathy. Yeah, the plot is dumb but the actors are fun. ” - jwoehr
 
2.
Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
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Two losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off. (97 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
“ Hilarious and it's not like I also enjoyed part 2 which just sucked ass. ” - jwoehr
 
3.
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
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A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of Christianity. (149 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Yeah yeah, I know. ” - jwoehr
 
4.
Willow (1988)
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A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen. (126 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Got bad reviews because critics expected a lot more from Ron Howard and George Lucas, but what more did they expect ? This is an excellent fantasy. ” - jwoehr
 
5.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
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The adventures of a teenager who is fresh out and in elementary, where he has to learn the consequences and responsibility to survive the year. (94 mins.)
“ Hey, I watch it with my niece. I don't watch it alone with a beer and some popcorn lol. ” - jwoehr
 
6.
Rocky IV (1985)
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After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge. (91 mins.)
 
7.
The Expendables (2010)
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A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent. (103 mins.)
 
8.
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
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John McClane and a young hacker join forces to take down master cyber-terrorist Thomas Gabriel in Washington D.C. (128 mins.)
Director: Len Wiseman
“ Doesn't have the musical score of the previous films and it's full of silly cartoonish action, yet I love it for some reason! ” - jwoehr
 
9.
Transformers (2007)
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An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager. (144 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
 
10.
Land of the Lost (2009)
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On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures. (102 mins.)
Director: Brad Silberling
“ It's not the show, but it has Will Farrell sliding down a T-Rexs tail like Fred Flintstone! ” - jwoehr
 
11.
Scooby-Doo (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on. (86 mins.)
Director: Raja Gosnell
“ Some mis-casting and corniness hold the film back but Shaggy and Velma were well cast at least. While I did like the CGI Scooby. ” - jwoehr
 
12.
Speed Racer (2008)
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A young driver, Speed Racer, aspires to be champion of the racing world with the help of his family and his high-tech Mach 5 automobile. (135 mins.)
 
13.
Batman Forever (1995)
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Batman must battle Two-Face and The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin. (121 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ Well it's not like it's Batman & Robin, but you do have Batman saying "I don't fit in at Family pic-nics." ” - jwoehr
 
14.
Be Cool (2005)
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Disenchanted with the movie industry, Chili Palmer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music executive on the way. (118 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
15.
A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
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Two dim-witted brothers dream of owning their own dance club or at least getting into the coolest and most exclusive club in town, The Roxbury. (82 mins.)
 
16.
Con Air (1997)
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Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control. (115 mins.)
Director: Simon West
 
17.
Machete (2010)
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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.)
 
18.
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
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A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen. (86 mins.)
Director: Michael Davis
 
19.
Ghost (1990)
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After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic. (127 mins.)
Director: Jerry Zucker
“ It's for chicks. ” - jwoehr
 
20.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
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A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer. (91 mins.)
“ The worst rated of the Disney films, but I liked it. ” - jwoehr
 
21.
I Am Number Four (2011)
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Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list. This is his story. (109 mins.)
Director: D.J. Caruso
“ Twilight with aliens, but not as gay. ” - jwoehr
 
22.
The Smurfs (2011)
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When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City. (103 mins.)
Director: Raja Gosnell
“ Yeah you'll see me bitching about this movie in a lot of my lists, but I'd give it **1/2 since there's actually been worse based on cartoons. Still, the Smurfs in NYC, what were they Smurfing ? ” - jwoehr
 
23.
Fantastic Four (2005)
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A group of astronauts gain superpowers after a cosmic radiation exposure and must use them to oppose the plans of their enemy, Doctor Victor Von Doom. (106 mins.)
Director: Tim Story
 
24.
Men at Work (1990)
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Carl and James are two pleasant but unambitious garbage men. Carl has a telescope with which he observes his neighbors... (98 mins.)
Director: Emilio Estevez
“ Weekend at Bernies with garbage men, but hey it made me laugh...when I was 12. ” - jwoehr
 
25.
The Island (2005)
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Lincoln Six Echo is just like everyone else - he's waiting to go to the Island, the only place left in the world to actually live a life... (136 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
 
26.
Jurassic Park III (2001)
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A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Alan Grant to go to Isla Sorna (the second InGen dinosaur lab.), resulting in an unexpected landing...and unexpected new inhabitants on the island. (92 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
27.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
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Video game adventuress Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts. (100 mins.)
Director: Simon West
“ Boobs ” - jwoehr
 
28.
Gulliver's Travels (2010)
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Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens. (85 mins.)
Director: Rob Letterman
“ Not as awful as they say but why was it even made ? ” - jwoehr
 
29.
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
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The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus. (92 mins.)
Director: Tim Story
 
30.
Waterworld (1995)
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In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land. (135 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
“ ***: Mad Max on water isn't as bad as they say. Hell the film has some fun stunts and action sequences. ” - jwoehr
 
31.
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
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When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto. (104 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
“ Ruined the franchise, yet it's easier for me to sit through this movie than it is Spider-Man 3. And there's some fun. But killing off people that never died in the comics and having a cliffhanger in the credits still pisses me off. ” - jwoehr
 
32.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years. (107 mins.)
Director: Gavin Hood
“ Doesn't really fit in with the first film since Sabortooth barely said anything to Wolverine in that, especially about being his brother! Plus Deadpool should have had his mask and never had his mouth sewn shut!
Still, the movie is okay.
**1/2 ” - jwoehr
 
33.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
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A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug. (169 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ ***1/2: Yeah three long movies based on one book isn't necessary but I'm over it. Not every scene was in the book to drag it out to 2 hours and 40 minutes, but it's still one of the best Fantasy movies in awhile. ” - jwoehr