movies im watching (starting april 2012)

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1.
Hoodlum (1997)
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Black gangsters in 1930 Harlem fights Dutch Schultz who is trying to horn in on their numbers racket. (130 mins.)
Director: Bill Duke
“ the bumpy johnson story...terrence howards first flick...vanessa williams. ” - mcatreus
 
2.
Who's the Man? (1993)
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Ed Lover and Doctor Dre are two inept barbers. Deciding that maybe they ought to find another line of work... (85 mins.)
Director: Ted Demme
“ Stars of Yo MTV Raps! , Dr. Dre (Not the rapper) and Ed Lover lose their jobs at the barbershop and become police in a war against mob backed gentrification. Hip Hop cameos abound!....Even Showbiz and A.G. from D.I.T.C. fame... Hilarious. ” - mcatreus
 
3.
The Ladies Man (2000)
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The Saturday Night Live character gets a big screen treatment. (84 mins.)
Director: Reginald Hudlin
“ Ridiculous...but Hilarious..Great ensemble cast... ” - mcatreus
 
4.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Blackwater (2012)
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Stannis Baratheon's fleet and army arrive at King's Landing and the battle for the city begins. Cersei plans for her and her children's future. (56 mins.)
“ Really, really dope. Although I was dissapointed not to see the chain pulled across the harbor. Other than that it was pretty on point and quite entertaining. ” - mcatreus
 
5.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
Episode: The Other Woman (2012)
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Peter asks Joan to make an unspeakable sacrifice to help secure the Jaguar account, Peggy prepares to make a drastic move in response to Don's treatment, and Megan's acting career begins to create tension with her and Don. (47 mins.)
“ too soon i don't want to ruin it ” - mcatreus
 
6.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
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Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky. (44 mins.)
“ One of my favorite shows on television. Olyphant is great. The cast is amazing... always good for a random Deadwood actor to show up. Nick Searcy is someone I don't see get enough work. Elmore Leonard tells a great storyteller.. ” - mcatreus
 
7.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
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An FBI agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena. (46 mins.)
“ I watched all four seasons this month...Pretty dope...A more science oriented X-Files. A bit over the top with the alternate dimensions and time lines as far as plot twists but I dig it. ” - mcatreus
 
8.
30 Rock (2006 TV Series)
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Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind. (22 mins.)
“ Season 6. Pretty Hilarious as usual. ” - mcatreus
 
9.
Parks and Recreation (2009 TV Series)
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The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place. (22 mins.)
“ I love this show but I think next season is it...Sad to see it go but better than having it get terrible (COUGH COUGH the OFFICE COUGH) ” - mcatreus
 
10.
Community (2009 TV Series)
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A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body. (22 mins.)
“ Season 3. Silly. Over the top. Hopefully this show continues for a while. But it seems like they are trying to wrap it up....we shall see. ” - mcatreus
 
11.
Original Gangstas (1996)
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Marvin Bookman is a small shop owner in Gary, Indiana, USA. After he sees a drive-by shooting of Laurie Thompson's son by a local gang... (99 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
“ New Wave Blaxploitation with the legends of the genre. Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, Richard Roundtree, and of the course the lovely Pam Grier. In the aftermath of the shooting of one man's father and the drive-by killling of the son of a long seperated couple the O.G.'s come back home to Gary Indiana and take back the streets from the current members of the gang they created:The Rebs. ” - mcatreus
 
12.
Above the Rim (1994)
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Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard. (96 mins.)
Director: Jeff Pollack
 
13.
The Weird World of Blowfly (2010 Documentary)
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Clarence Reid is a musician who wrote and produced romantic and spiritual songs for some of the greatest... (89 mins.)
“ great documentary ” - mcatreus
 
14.
Colors (1988)
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An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control. (120 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
 
15.
Harsh Times (2005)
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A tough-minded drama about two friends in South Central Los Angeles and the violence that comes between them. (116 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
 
16.
The Devil Inside (2012)
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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.)
 
17.
The Hangover Part II (2011)
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Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Stu's plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry. (102 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
 
18.
The Weather Underground (2002 Documentary)
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The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous. (92 mins.)
 
19.
Baseball (1994 Mini-Series)
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A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game. (1140 mins.)
 
20.
Frozen Planet (2011 Mini-Series)
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Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic. (60 mins.)
 
21.
Die Hard 2 (1990)
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John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. (124 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
 
22.
Die Hard (1988)
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John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. (131 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
 
23.
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
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John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building. (128 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
 
24.
Goon (2011)
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Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Dowse
 
25.
Ip Man (2008)
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During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense. (106 mins.)
Director: Wilson Yip
 
26.
Ip Man 2 (2010)
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Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts. (108 mins.)
Director: Wilson Yip
 
27.
Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008)
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The story of notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine. (133 mins.)
 
28.
Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)
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The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1. (113 mins.)
 
29.
Drive (2011)
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A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself trouble when he helps out his neighbor. (100 mins.)
 
30.
Doctor Detroit (1983)
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A timid college professor, conned into posing as a flamboyant pimp, finds himself enjoying his new occupation on the streets. (89 mins.)
 
31.
The Avengers (2012)
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Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
 
32.
Huey Long (1985 Documentary)
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Ken Burns' portrait of Louisiana governor/U.S. senator Huey Long. (88 mins.)
Director: Ken Burns
 
33.
Wogan on Wodehouse (2011 Documentary)
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Terry Wogan looks at the life and work of the writer P.G. Wodehouse, including interviews from rarely seen archive footage. (59 mins.)
Director: Hans Petch
 
34.
Young Adult (2011)
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Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter. (94 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
 
35.
The Damned United (2009)
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The story of the controversial Brian Clough's 44-day reign as the coach of the English football club Leeds United. (98 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
 
36.
Manderlay (2005)
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A story of slavery, set in the southern U.S. in the 1930s. (139 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
 
37.
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011 Documentary)
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Michael Rapaport documents the inner workings and behind the scenes drama that follows this innovative and influential band to this day. (97 mins.)
 
38.
Altered States (1980)
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A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically. (102 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
39.
Zardoz (1974)
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In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements. (105 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
40.
Moneyball (2011)
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Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. (133 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
 
41.
Contagion (2011)
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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.)
 
42.
Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV Series)
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When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth. (44 mins.)
 
43.
Northern Exposure (1990 TV Series)
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A newly graduated doctor is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town. (60 mins.)
 
44.
The Mighty Boosh (2003 TV Series)
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Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil... (30 mins.)
 
45.
Caddyshack (1980)
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An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher. (98 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis