Movies viewed August 2011

looking at this list now, i have seen some pretty turgid stuff this month.

It's the summer though. and hollywood expects us to watch trite though.

best film of the month for me

Rise of the planet of the apes....

worst film of the month

Your highness (there are worser films than this, but this was such a let down)
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1.
Wild Bill (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The early career of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickock is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane. (98 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
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2.
Solarbabies (1986)
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In a bleak post-apocalyptic future ruled by the militaristic Protectorate, a group of renegade teenage orphan friends finds a legendary miraculous orb, Bohdai, that can supposedly bring the rain back to dried up Earth. (94 mins.)
Director: Alan Johnson
 
3.
Swamp Thing (1982)
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After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
4.
Flawless (1999)
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An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door. (112 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
5.
The Veteran (2011)
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A soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan uncovers a conspiracy involving the intelligence services and a gang of drug dealers. (98 mins.)
Director: Matthew Hope
 
6.
Battlefield Earth (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  
After enslavement and near extermination by an alien race in the year 3000, humanity begins to fight back. (118 mins.)
Director: Roger Christian
 
7.
The Beaver (2011)
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A troubled husband and executive adopts a beaver hand-puppet as his sole means of communicating. (91 mins.)
Director: Jodie Foster
 
8.
Blitz (2011)
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A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers. (97 mins.)
Director: Elliott Lester
 
9.
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way. (119 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
 
10.
The Saint (1997)
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Simon Templar has no real family, no real home and Simon Templar isn't even his real name. Yet Simon Templar... (116 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
11.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A substance, designed to help the brain repair itself, gives rise to a super-intelligent chimp who leads an ape uprising. (105 mins.)
Director: Rupert Wyatt
 
12.
Saturn 3 (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Two lovers stationed at a remote base in the asteroid fields of Saturn are intruded upon by a retentive technocrat from Earth and his charge: a malevolent 8-ft robot. Remember, in space no one can hear you scream. (96 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
13.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
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Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization. (124 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
14.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
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In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion. (115 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
15.
Super (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, but lacking in heroic skills. (96 mins.)
Director: James Gunn
 
16.
Horrible Bosses (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness. (98 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
 
17.
Priest (2011)
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A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece. (87 mins.)
Director: Scott Stewart
 
18.
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor. (96 mins.)
 
19.
Your Highness (2011)
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When Prince Fabious's bride is kidnapped, he goes on a quest to rescue her... accompanied by his lazy useless brother Thadeous. (102 mins.)
 
20.
Blown Away (1994)
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An Irish bomber escapes from prison and targets a member of the Boston bomb squad. (121 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
 
21.
Zookeeper (2011)
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A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zoo keeper find love -- without opting to leave his current job for something more illustrious. (102 mins.)
Director: Frank Coraci
 
22.
Ironclad (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In 13th-century England, a small group of Knights Templar fight to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John. (121 mins.)
 
23.
Fright Night (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him. (106 mins.)
Director: Tom Holland
 
24.
Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Charley Brewster and Peter Vincent must face more vampires which are out for revenge. (104 mins.)
 
25.
No Man's Land (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A rookie cop goes undercover and infiltrates a car thief ring. (106 mins.)
Director: Peter Werner
 
26.
Mystery Date (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A teenage boy would like to meet with a very pretty, blonde girl who lives in the next door. His elder... (97 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Wacks
 
27.
At Close Range (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1978 rural Pennsylvania an absentee father is reacquainted with his estranged teenage sons and they become intrigued with romanticized life of crime. (111 mins.)
Director: James Foley
 
28.
Terminal Velocity (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A maverick skydiver and a former KGB agent team up to stop the Russian mafia from stealing gold. (102 mins.)
Director: Deran Sarafian
 
29.
Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A married New York cop falls for the socialite murder witness he's been assigned to protect. (106 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
30.
Wake Wood (2009)
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The parents of a girl who was killed by a savage dog are granted the opportunity to spend three days with their deceased daughter. (90 mins.)
Director: David Keating
 
31.
The Roommate (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
When college freshman Sara arrives on campus for the first time, she befriends her roommate, Rebecca, unaware that the girl is becoming dangerously obsessed with her. (91 mins.)
 
32.
The Shrine (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Two female journalists and a photographer travel to Europe to investigate a series of mysterious disappearances, only to find themselves embroiled in a struggle against a kind of evil they never expected. (85 mins.)
Director: Jon Knautz
 
33.
Demolition Man (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society. (115 mins.)
Director: Marco Brambilla
 
34.
Final Destination 5 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse learn there's no way you can cheat Death. (92 mins.)
Director: Steven Quale
 
35.
Hop (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In LA, he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car. (95 mins.)
Director: Tim Hill
 
36.
Hanna (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A sixteen-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives. (111 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
37.
Santa's Slay (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Santa Claus is actually a demon who lost a bet with an Angel, so he becomes the giver of toys and happiness. But when the bet is off, he returns to his evil ways. (78 mins.)
Director: David Steiman
 
38.
The Hard Corps (2006 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
An Army veteran assembles a team of bodyguards to protect a former boxer. Complications arise when the boxer suspects his sister may be romantically involved with the bodyguard. (110 mins.)
Director: Sheldon Lettich
 
39.
Valentine (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Five women are stalked by an unknown assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day. (96 mins.)
Director: Jamie Blanks
 
40.
Heavy Weights (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Plump kids are lured into joining a posh fat camp with the promise of quick weight loss and good times, only to find that the facility is a woodland hellhole run by a psycho ex-fitness instructor. (100 mins.)
Director: Steven Brill