RECENTLY WATCHED

Just the movies I've watched as of late. With comments on each.

(Will be updated frequently - as you can imagine.)
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1.
Frozen (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death. (93 mins.)
Director: Adam Green
“ Not a masterpiece, not terrible. A decent watch, but nothing I would purchase or add to my collection. However, it did make me think about what I would do if I was in that position. ” - j_thanggg
 
2.
The Mist (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A freak storm unleashes a species of blood-thirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives. (126 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ I could not bring myself to like a thing about this movie. The effects were terrible. The story line was mediocre at best. The characters were unlikeable and beyond dull. I just really hated this movie. Do yourself a favor and ignore the hype centered around this flick. Not worth a watch. ” - j_thanggg
 
3.
The Thing (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. (103 mins.)
“ A decent prequel to the original, but not even comparable. The acting could have been much better. ” - j_thanggg
 
4.
Straw Dogs (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both. (110 mins.)
Director: Rod Lurie
“ I loved this movie. I love how gritty it was and how we observe the main character go from quiet and non-confrontational, to something completely different as a result of circumstance. It leaves you thinking about what you would do. ” - j_thanggg
 
5.
Session 9 (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back. (100 mins.)
Director: Brad Anderson
“ This movie captivated me. From the scenery to the characters to the atmosphere. Session 9 is a "thinking man"'s horror. It's completely open to your own interpretation. If you're someone who expects gore and jumping scares, this isn't for you. But if you want to watch a beautifully made, slow burning horror, this is definately worth a watch. ” - j_thanggg
 
6.
Lake Mungo (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A supernatural drama about grief. (87 mins.)
Director: Joel Anderson
“ I loved it. Once I started watching, I really couldn't get enough of this movie. The mockumentary filming makes it so realistic and raw. It's creepy because of that element of reality. Not only is it a fantastic ghost story, but the way it portrays one family's grief is just beautiful and chillingly accurate. ” - j_thanggg
 
7.
Carriers (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus. (84 mins.)
“ This is NOT a horror movie as advertised. More of a post-apocalyptic type movie. It's basically what four people, traveling across a seemigly empty land, encounter and what they do to survive. It was a little slow for my taste, but a good movie nonetheless. ” - j_thanggg
 
8.
The Innkeepers (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Ti West
“ I'm not a fan. The majority of this movie focuses on building tension and suspense, which it does, but it's close falls short of any real climax. It had some decent scares, but really nothing worthy of note. The Innkeepers left me confused, and not in a good way. ” - j_thanggg
 
9.
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
“ You either loved Splice or you hated it. Personally, I loved it. Yes, it has it's weird and sometimes uncomfortable moments, but that only added to the appeal in my opinion. Splice is another one of those movies that delves into the human psyche. Particularly, into the challenges and rewards of parenthood. I'm hoping for a sequel in the near future. ” - j_thanggg
 
10.
Contagion (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure. (106 mins.)
“ Contagion actually disturbed me. The fact that at any moment, something like that COULD happen, and COULD spread at that rate. Scary stuff. I loved the overall tone of the movie, the acting was good. It's got the same premise as "Outbreak", but executed far more superior and realistic. After watching I wanted to go take a shower and stock up on hand sanitizer. ” - j_thanggg
 
11.
Water for Elephants (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Set in the 1930s, a former veterinary student takes a job in a traveling circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife. (120 mins.)
“ I really want to read the book now. It was a beautiful movie with a beautiful story line. The casting was great, as was each actors performance. The set design was fantastic. I felt myself becoming attatched to the characters and the emotions. I didn't want it to end. ” - j_thanggg
 
12.
Apollo 18 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Decades-old found footage from NASA's abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where two American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon. (86 mins.)
“ I actually liked Apollo 18. The way it was filmed was a bit irritating, but I liked the story. From the start it makes you feel uneasy. Like something isn't right, and it only gets better from there. The ending will leave you thinking. It's not an award winner. But worth a watch nonetheless!

(And those spider things - Can you say CREEPY? Made my skin crawl.) ” - j_thanggg
 
13.
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
“ Well executed action movie - done a little different. I've never seen a story line quite like this. It was interesting and the characters kept my attention throughout. A little over the top at times, but I liked it. If you're bored on a Sunday afternoon, give it a watch. ” - j_thanggg
 
14.
Valhalla Rising (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde... (93 mins.)
“ To this day, I couldn't tell you what this movie was about... no idea. It certainly was interesting and visually striking though. ” - j_thanggg
 
15.
May (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her is sent into a murderous tailspin. (93 mins.)
Director: Lucky McKee
“ I have split feelings about May. On one hand, I loved the way Angela Bettis portrayed the character. She was relateable and likeable. You find yourself getting attatched to her - at least I did. But, on the other hand, the character of May was the ONLY thing I found myself liking in this movie. Actually, it sort of bored me. The story was bland. I wouldn't watch again. ” - j_thanggg
 
16.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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
“ What to say about this movie?? There's a reason it was nominated for endless Academy Awards. It's a complete masterpiece. Beautiful, disturbing, twisted. The way in which all of the different character's stories weave together is perfect. Rooney Mara plays her part to absolute perfection. Hard to watch at times, but you find yourself unable to look away. This movie grabbed me from opening credits and didn't let go until the very end. Bravo! ” - j_thanggg
 
17.
The Ninth Gate (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones. (133 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ When I saw that this was a Roman Polanski movie starring Johnny Depp, I couldn't resist. But, I was sadly let down in every way. I found it to be so dull and thoroughly uninteresting I could barely keep from falling asleep. Complete letdown. ” - j_thanggg
 
18.
Super 8 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. (112 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ I don't understand what all of the hype surrounding this movie was about... The effects were cool I guess, but that might be the only thing about this movie I could actually stomach. The script was so unbelievably irritating and contained so much unnecessary dialog, the characters were annoyingly cliche`, the story was uninteresting and hard to follow. I hated this movie. Completely overrated if you ask me. ” - j_thanggg
 
19.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades. (118 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ This movie mad me feel sick and uncomfortable. It had no real plot or story to it - there was nothing to follow along with. It was just two men in Las Vegas on a seemingly never-ending drug binge. After it was over I wanted to take a good long shower. ” - j_thanggg
 
20.
The Road (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea. (111 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
“ A beautiful and tragic story of a man and his son trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. This movie got to me in a way that few movies ever do. It broke my heart and I cried for them. As a parent, the whole story hit home for me. Such a great watch. ” - j_thanggg
 
21.
Dead End (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life. (85 mins.)
“ Wasn't COMPLETELY deadful, but it's definately no materpiece. Entertaining enough, but I found that there were a lot of unnecessary thing added that I, personally, didn't see the point of. ” - j_thanggg
 
22.
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
“ For the longest time, I refused to watch this movie due to the immense amount of hype surrounding it, and due to the fact that its story is centered around a website. HOWEVER, that being said, I very much liked this movie. Like every Fincher directed flick I've ever seen, it had a way of just capturing my attention from the start. Very good watch. ” - j_thanggg
 
23.
Wrong Turn (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding." (84 mins.)
Director: Rob Schmidt
“ Even though I thought it to be somewhat a ripoff of The Hills Have Eyes, it wasn't too bad of a watch. There were some obvious cliche` moments, but the acting wasn't too shabby and it didn't drag in any spots. ” - j_thanggg
 
24.
Black Death (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village. (102 mins.)
“ To my suprise, I really did like this movie. The whole atmosphere throughout is very dark and sinister. It was quite well written and acted. The story is interesting, and I really liked the ending. If you've debated watching it for some time like I have - please do. ” - j_thanggg
 
25.
Munich (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day. (164 mins.)
“ I couldn't finish this movie. It bored me to absolute tears. Period. ” - j_thanggg
 
26.
The Collector (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps. (90 mins.)
Director: Marcus Dunstan
“ Despite the fact that it borders along the line of gore porn, it's not a bad watch. The plot really is non-existent, but the characters are so dull and unrelatable, I found myself happy watching them die. Not to mention that the main villain is QUITE the creep. And the ending is my kinda ending. ” - j_thanggg
 
27.
Cube (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps. (90 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
“ Cube falls more along the lines of a scifi thriller than a horror. It has a good story line and is very intriguing. However, the acting isn't quite up to par. The characters fall into cliche` moments, but I enjoyed watching anyway. ” - j_thanggg
 
28.
Cube²: Hypercube (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Eight strangers awaken with no memory and find themselves in a puzzling cube shaped room where the laws of physics do not always apply. (94 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Sekula
“ An absolute tragedy. I can't even see how anyone in their right mind would get any sort of enjoyment out of this movie. I didn't like not one of the character, the story line was confusing and extremely unrealistic. Effects were beyond a low-budget flick. Spare yourself. ” - j_thanggg
 
29.
Intensity (1997 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Chyna Shepherd is a twenty-six-year-old psychology student who survived an extremely troubled past. While visiting Laura Templeton's house... (186 mins.)
Director: Yves Simoneau
“ A fantastic watch all around. Story line is well written and well executed. It basically takes your into the mind of a psychopath. Extremely raw and very well acted. ” - j_thanggg
 
30.
Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A homeless vigilante blows away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun. (86 mins.)
Director: Jason Eisener
“ A real campy type action-horror. It's over the top and rediculous, but if you can get past the absolute CHEESE, it's rather entertaining. ” - j_thanggg
 
31.
Yellowbrickroad (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
1940: the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked up a winding mountain trail, leaving everything behind. 2008: the first official expedition into the wilderness attempts to solve the mystery of the lost citizens of Friar. (98 mins.)
“ Total mind *beep* A real thinking horror. Starts out a little slow but picks up speed and soon grabs your attention. Weird little movie with a crazy ending. ” - j_thanggg
 
32.
The Orphanage (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend. (105 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
“ CRAZY is a word to discrible this movie. It's definately a little hard to follow and has a twist and turn and every other moment. Not one of my favorites though. The ending was a bit much for me. ” - j_thanggg
 
33.
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A group of reality show contestants find themselves fighting for their survival against a family of hideously deformed inbred cannibals who plan to ruthlessly butcher them all. (93 mins.)
Director: Joe Lynch
“ A naughtly little gorefest this movie is. The acting is so terrible that it borders on comical even. Just hilarious all around. ” - j_thanggg
 
34.
Eden Lake (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences. (91 mins.)
Director: James Watkins
“ This was an interesting, entertaining movie. I don't know if it was on purpose, but the two main characters are so un-likable that I found myself WANTING them to die. *Shrug* Very interesting ending though. ” - j_thanggg
 
35.
The Woman in Black (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals. (95 mins.)
Director: James Watkins
“ I found this film to be extremely boring. It started out slow and didn't improve much from there. I couldn't even pay attention. ” - j_thanggg
 
36.
The Devil Inside (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
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.)
“ Despite people's apparent dislike for this movie, personally, I enjoyed it. It's not jam packed with scares at every turn and cheesy effects. It's really all about the store line, and I like that. It's probably one of the better movies in the "possesion/exorcist" genre, imo. ” - j_thanggg
 
37.
Grave Encounters (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
For their ghost hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that's supposedly haunted - and it might prove to be all too true. (92 mins.)
“ What a rollercoaster ride this was. The "found footage" type camera work can get a little over the top in this film, and there's a few plot holes I'll admit. But over all, I did like watching it. It kept me on the edge of my seat. ” - j_thanggg
 
38.
Dying Breed (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Dying Breed interweaves the two most fascinating icons of Tasmanian history: the extinct Tasmanian tiger... (92 mins.)
Director: Jody Dwyer
“ Eh, pointless movie if you ask me lol. Just added it to the list because I did infact watch it. But as far as a review, I got nothing. ” - j_thanggg
 
39.
Megan Is Missing (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Fictional drama based on actual events, about 2 teen-age girls who encounter an internet predator. (85 mins.)
Director: Michael Goi
“ Not in a long, long time as a movie disturbed me so much. But, this movie REALLY got to me. It's not a pleasent movie by any means and I didn't ENJOY watching it, but that's completely the point of the movie. It's meant to disturb you and perhaps open your eyes. Very well executed. And the last 20 minutes will stick with you for a long time. ” - j_thanggg
 
40.
Frailty (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons." (100 mins.)
Director: Bill Paxton
“ What an interesting, controversial story. It's expertly done with limited gore. This movie leaves a lot to the imagination. The cast is believable as well. I'd reccomend at least one watch. (Though once you see it, I guarentee you'll have a second look lol.) ” - j_thanggg
 
41.
Silent House (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A girl is trapped inside her family's lakeside retreat and becomes unable to contact the outside world as supernatural forces haunt the house with mysterious energy and consequences. (86 mins.)
“ CONFUSING. That is all. ” - j_thanggg
 
42.
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined. (112 mins.)
Director: Lynne Ramsay
“ I couldn't believe how good this movie was. It's a haunting tale about the relation between a mother and her son. It's done beautifully and cast to perfection. Tilda Swinton is a masterpiece. A real gem! ” - j_thanggg