Just keeping track of the movies that I've seen and want to remember. Comment, suggest and/or argue: I'd love to pick your brain. =)
The Shawshank Redemption
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
“ An innocent man is put in prison. This motion picture unveils his life struggle to achieve what he wanted through willpower, determination and inner strength. Admirable plot, script, play...and one hell of a good life lesson. ” - The Sublimist
A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. (101 mins.)
“ Plot is that one man's day is repeated because his destiny wants him to live it in a whole different (right?) way. Funny, sometimes even wacky episodes, well-played, comic script. ” - The Sublimist
Stranger Than Fiction
An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death. (113 mins.)
“ A clerk suddenly begins to hear his life actions narrated to him in his head. Bewildered, he finds out that the narration is part a new novel, in which the fictional character bears the same name. When does fiction need to stop being life?
Emma Thomson very well plays the slightly absent-minded, very articulate and humming writer, just as I imagine them to be!
Clever, funny. ” - The Sublimist
The Science of Sleep
A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world. (105 mins.)
“ Colorful, but not so deep-plotted type of film (a-la Amelie de Montmartre), this movie is about a guy that sees the world differently. This is his tribute, or a picture of his dreams and fantasies, where the imagination is setting boundaries. ” - The Sublimist
One for the Money
Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum lands a job at her cousin's bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past. (91 mins.)
“ A sweet girl begins working as a bounty hunter. Challenge begins when she finds out that her biggest catch will be her ex.
Well-played the awkwardness of a I-don't-know-how-to-do-this-behaviour. Simple, but comic plot. ” - The Sublimist
A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program. (96 mins.)
“ Absolutely amazing story of a war between the digital and real world. Amazing how they could come up with so much futuristic stuff in the 80-s! Creativity, comedy and action. A good action movie to watch. ” - The Sublimist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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.)
“ Raw, harsh movie about a journalist that has been hired to investigate a murder in the family. As he digs deeper into the family secrets, a dark history appears. No pauses, watch it from beginning to end. Americans are better at creating suspense, rather than the Swede's. ” - The Sublimist
(2009 TV Series)
A young paramedic discovers he has telepathic powers. (42 mins.)
“ Series is about a young paramedic who can hear and even see others' thoughts. Discreetly, he uses his ability to help police investigations. A little of comedy, action and romance, charming side-character (his partner), ok plot, easy to watch.
One big MINUS though: Mainly the female actresses whisper and blurr their words...to sound sexy?!! I like to keep a low volume when I watch, and I don't hear a squat! You can sound sexy without pretending you have an angina. ” - The Sublimist
(2011 TV Series)
Dr. Lee Rosen leads a team of "Alphas", (human beings with enhanced abilities) who investigate the death of a witness in a court case. They soon uncover more than they had bargained for. (44 mins.)
“ A group of gifted individuals, called alphas, guided by a talented neurologist (non-alpha), are handling the crimes committed by...other criminally-oriented gifted individuals.
I really do like the different spectrum of characters, the intricate plots of some episodes, the doubt and where to draw the line between good and evil. Highly recommended for sci-fi enthusiasts. ” - The Sublimist
(2000 TV Series)
A drama centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut. (44 mins.)
“ Basically, the series depicts a short life period of a young mother and her daughter. Everyday events are blended and twirled with fast-paced conversations, mentions of American culture details and some words I haven't even heard before! Literally had to pause and look up the people, words and places that have been mentioned.
Even if labeled chick series, I adore the series for it's humor, motivation (for me, at least) and wittiness. Hope they do more of these series later, maybe even more boy-oriented. I think every gender deserves a series that makes you...scratch your brain a bit. ” - The Sublimist
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
“ In my opinion I've observed that french cinematographers do movies more emotion-based rather than focusing on generating a well-thought plot. This movie is about a waitress that entertains her life by imagination. Once she finds a thing that belongs to a cute guy and the rest of the movie is about how she is trying in her own way give it back. Cute, funny, well-played by main and bi-characters. A laid-back quirky, slightly dramaturgical comedy...certainly not for main public, but the ones that like movies as an art. ” - The Sublimist
The Fifth Element
In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay. (126 mins.)
“ A young female soldier is brought to Earth to save the planet, but gets attacked on the way, which causes her slight amnesia. A retired soldier (on Earth) is assigned to help her with whatever she came there to do. With the help of a devoted priest, they unravel the ancient history and...save the world? That you got to see.
Amazing creativity and ability of the special effects crew to do what they did in the movie. I think that Luc Besson is really good at mixing action and calm episodes, comedy and seriousness. That's what makes it a movie worth watching. ” - The Sublimist
The Silence of the Lambs
A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. (118 mins.)
“ I think it's about Jodie Foster, who plays a detective is interrogating a prisoner about a murder and he shares with her some of his mind.
I don't remember so much of it, but I do remember the awesome suspension that was so perfectly made in the movie. That horror, neither hidden nor exposed, the dark mind. Scary, but well-made, I must say (who usually is too scared of watching horror movies). ” - The Sublimist
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
“ A shy ballerina is asked to play the grand role of the swan queen in the upcoming "Swan Lake". Rehearsing for the dance of the evil black swan, she's struggling to find her darker side, the way to express it, while she dives in herself and lives out her life the way she wanted to from before.
An odd mixture of hallucinations, dreams, lesbian plays and self-exploration. I got a strange impression of the movie. I'll probably remember the main plot, so I certainly wouldn't like to see the movie again. ” - The Sublimist
Frank is hired to "transport" packages for unknown clients and has made a very good living doing so. But when asked to move a package that begins moving, complications arise. (92 mins.)
“ Frank Martin (The Transporter) is an ex-military guy that earns some side-money by transporting things between gangs, big fishes and so on. This time the thing being transported is actually...a person, and things get heated.
No brain required, a genuine action movie to watch. Cool fighting scenes, some romance, some action. ” - The Sublimist
Mercenary Frank Martin, who specializes moving goods of all kinds, surfaces again this time in Miami, Florida when he's implicated in the kidnapping of the young son of a powerful USA official. (87 mins.)
“ This time Frank Martin (The Transporter) is asked to provide his services as a transporter/bodyguard for a little boy, that suddenly gets kidnapped as leverage (he's the son of someone important). Again, well-planned fighting/shooting scenes, hot model actresses and, I think, car races. Again, no brains required, just a good time-killer movie. ” - The Sublimist
For fun-loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one-night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant with his child. (129 mins.)
“ Regular movie to watch without thinking too much. ” - The Sublimist
A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor. (100 mins.)
A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. (148 mins.)
The Hunger Games
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. (142 mins.)
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars. (118 mins.)
Silver Linings Playbook
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. (122 mins.)
“ Really great chemistry between the two main characters! I got a bit frightened from all the screaming and swearing and freak-outs. But wait till you see the end...what it all was for.
Liked the movie, not so cliché romance movie. ” - The Sublimist
Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend. (123 mins.)
“ I get that it's a coming-out-of-age-movie, but I thought it had a lot of swear words, too much brutal...ness. I don't know how to explain it. I guess the behavior of the main character is realistic, but...
It gave me a raw feeling. Tough world, I guess... ” - The Sublimist
Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates. (89 mins.)
“ I always loved Mr.Willis acting, and my feelings haven't changed about him in this movie either. He plays in macho style, consequently digging up the truth. What I don't remember remembering is the self-irony that is very often present in his acting...but is, I think absent, in this motion picture.
Good action, anyway. ” - The Sublimist
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. (112 mins.)
“ I was a little annoyed that the movie was in French: here I was, sitting in the movie salong, just to quickly read the lines to understand the story.
But the feeling disappeared as fast as it came. A guy from the hood signs up to be an aristocrat's personal assistant. Culture differences, wacky scenes...my Gosh, it all made me either weep hard or laugh till the tummy muscles ache.
A great motion picture. ” - The Sublimist
A coma sends an old man into his childhood's sinister fantasy world, where he must fight dementia and gain back his memories before it's too late. (86 mins.)
“ A man with dementia is re-evaluating his life prior to passing by.
Very strange dream-like movie, positively speaking. Greatly shot, cinematographically. I never coud guess what would happen next. Fan of Nightwish, who did a great job singing and performing in the movie. This is not the movie I would like to see many times, but sure as hell a movie I will remember. ” - The Sublimist
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them. (105 mins.)
“ I thought it would be a lot of action, cliché and Hollywood stuff. I was pleasantly surprised. ” - The Sublimist
A slacker hatches a million-dollar idea. But, in order to see it through, he has to learn to trust his attractive corporate counterpart. Based on Max Barry's novel. (90 mins.)
“ I like most of the acting, the monologues directed to the camera, in the style of "House of Cards" and witty, fast-paced dialogues. I don't really understand the ending though: it's like saying "If only he could trust her...", and then? The movie, imo, ends very abruptly.
Marketing as such was portrayed very rigidly in the movie ( energy drinks is all about the look, not the taste, for instance): might be something to it, but I didn't like the cling of it. Otherwise, ok movie. ” - The Sublimist
The Book Thief
While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents. (131 mins.)
“ Need to see...need to see... ” - The Sublimist
Sex and the City 2
While wrestling with the pressures of life, love, and work in Manhattan, Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte join Samantha for a trip to Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), where Samantha's ex is filming a new movie. (146 mins.)
“ What I like is, of course, the funny plot. The portrayal of so many fashion collections that I stopped counting (I should thank the stylists for their paramount effort to make all clothes look awesome). Lots of giggly moments, some embarrassing ones too, haha. A movie to watch over doing household work.
Also, I watched in a bad audio quality, so that is not recommended. Good sound does...a lot, I learned recently. ” - The Sublimist
A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself. (124 mins.)
“ OMG! I like the gigantism of the structures (houses, workplaces - maybe just a green screen though, but still) being created for the movie. The tech of the new era is portrayed so vividly. So is the endless possibilities of cloning people, unfortunately.
My hubby did guess that the "radioactive" area was not radioactive at all, but I seriously didn't get it until I reached that part in the movie.
Music by Susanne Sundför and M83 is so grandiose and just is the dot over the i. Epic.
Best seen in movie theatres, for sure. ” - The Sublimist
A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist. (118 mins.)
“ As usual - galant and quick in actions, my new eye candy Jason Statham is starring in another paced movie. I like the idea of vengeance, and the marvelous by-role (?) of Jennifer Lopez (she can act!), but I would like to see more innovative fight scenes from now on (just like it was before in, say, The Transporter). ” - The Sublimist
A naive college graduate, Amy, who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job in a shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings. (97 mins.)
“ Looks so easy, but maybe tough to play. Well-thought plot, funny moments, ok acting.
I have only the positive things to say about this movie. Good coming-of -age movie. ” - The Sublimist
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. (99 mins.)
“ Simple, amazing plot. A story told in a quietly pleasant way. I adore the decorations, the rooms, the dialogues.
This motion picture is like a vivid colourful drink with a slight twist of irony, humour and coquette. I absolutely loved it. My Easter holiday was well spent. ” - The Sublimist
The Skeleton Twins
Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship. (93 mins.)
“ Brother and sister reunite after a long period of time. Skeletons in life, old habits/crushes, boil up. Probably why I'm not a fan of reunions.
Discreet, well-written, well-played. Somewhat predictable plot. Very realistic character base and development. Funny ideas for scenes.
I really enjoyed the movie. Not that it helps me cheer up, but something to slightly relate to. I believe that I probably am not the only one. ” - The Sublimist
Rise of the Guardians
When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world. (97 mins.)
“ Forces of good and evil meet, fights. Boogeyman wants to take over the children's world. The plot is far too known.
But what I love about the movie is limitless discreet humor, well-written manuscript and just well-made animation. Awesome. Probably not for small kids, but awesome for older ones. ” - The Sublimist
In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
“ Watched half of the movie, opinion will appear here when I'm done watching it. Love it so far. Classic. Would be awesome to watch "The Thorn birds", if it would have been a movie. ” - The Sublimist
The Fault in Our Stars
Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam. (126 mins.)
“ Good portrayal of such an...poorly-highlighted population sector: the sick kids. Some things were good and some were bad.
Also, I had the unpleasant experience of googling my way to youtube "What's wrong with (enter movie title here)?"- video and watched it before watching this movie to the end. Never to that again. Like garlic smell in your mouth after a tasty burger. Or the long-living basic taste of semen in your mouth after giving a blowjob... ” - The Sublimist
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. (107 mins.)
“ Deep impression. Paramount producer/camera work, artistic, only positive to say. Good point with the plot.
Well played of the actor playing teacher (never know their names), although probably not that realistic.
On the other side, let's not underestimate how much effort (and violence) it takes to make yourself in the music world. Definitely worth watching this motion picture. ” - The Sublimist
A drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today's wired world. (115 mins.)
“ Argh, just wanted half of it...coming up with a review when I watched the rest! ” - The Sublimist
A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I. (108 mins.)
“ Thought: even if you are the smartest person on the Earth, don't think you can play with AI. Or it will play with you...till YOUR end.
Disliked the almost absence of music, or maybe it was ok: let me focus on the plot more. Worth seeing. ” - The Sublimist
Two British comic-book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51. (104 mins.)
“ I laughed so hard! It seems like the manuscript writers didn't have any breaks, hinders to how/what to write. Everything is said naturally, with it's wacky and odd things. Just like human beings. Loved it! Made my sad day more happy. ” - The Sublimist
The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college. (165 mins.)
“ Made like an indie-movie, I liked it. So ambitious to make such a "time-taking" movie! Interesting to see how the main character changes. How he talks, his emotions. Not how I expected he would grow up to be. But nevertheless...great perspective. ” - The Sublimist
A rag doll that awakens in a postapocalyptic future holds the key to humanity's salvation. (79 mins.)
“ Witty and odd (in a positive way) idea, and great animation. A little sad that it doesn't end in a happy ending, but that makes the movie worth more. A little too serious to be for kids, more like....grown up kids (aka adults). ” - The Sublimist
Young & Beautiful
After losing her virginity, Isabelle takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her clients for hotel-room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes. (95 mins.)
“ Captivating, raw, true. Didn't really understand the ending though.
Coming out of age...and bodily maturity that the mind doesn't always catch up with. This movie left me with a strange feeling. Worth seeing definitely. ” - The Sublimist
Benny & Joon
A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton. (98 mins.)
“ Need to watch...the two awesome actors in one movie, hello?! ” - The Sublimist
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival. (169 mins.)
“ I watched it before, but remember only some bits and pieces. Re-watched it today and...wow. Great, contemporary content (life of Earth), well-played. Great filming of zero gravity scenes, which I consider is difficult to achieve.
1/2-SPOILER ALERT: I don't seem to under stand one thing though: when Cooper reunites with his daughter, they are orbiting the Saturn. How did they (the people) get there? Was it because Earth was dead? And what was the solution that was sent via Morse code?
Thought-awakening movie, warmly recommended, but only when you are in a happy state of mind to begin with. Otherwise you might feel even more depressed. ” - The Sublimist
(2009 TV Series)
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes. (43 mins.)
“ Good police investigation series, ok to watch. Some episodes do stick out, and they are great. Some not so much. Like when manuscripts contain irony =) ” - The Sublimist
The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century. (128 mins.)
A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete. (93 mins.)
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.)
At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from an affluent neighborhood. (99 mins.)
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. (129 mins.)