Movies & TV Watched in 2012

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1.
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
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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
“ Didn't care about anyone or anything in this. Very unfortunate for the cast. 3/10 -03/11/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
2.
A Day at the Races (1937)
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A veterinarian posing as a doctor, a race-horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race-horse. (111 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
“ Classic Marx Bros., but I still like "Duck Soup" better. 7/10 -01/02/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
3.
Animal Crackers (1930)
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Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding. (97 mins.)
Director: Victor Heerman
“ Great, if only for the "I shot an elephant in my pajamas..." line. 6/10. -01/02/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
4.
The Losers (2010)
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A CIA special forces team are betrayed and left for dead by their superiors, galvanizing them to mount an offensive on the CIA. (97 mins.)
Director: Sylvain White
“ A surprisingly fun movie. 6/10 -01/02/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
5.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
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A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother. (22 mins.)
“ Something I watch when I work Monday nights-a better choice than the other reality crap that's on. 5/10-01/02/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
6.
2 Broke Girls (2011 TV Series)
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Two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business - if only they can raise the cash. (22 mins.)
“ I like this a lot, but it really isn't appropriate for 8:30pm, but I'll keep watching at work until I get in trouble. 6/10-01/02/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
7.
Hawaii Five-0 (2010 TV Series)
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Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0). Steve's team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua. (42 mins.)
“ More travel-porn for Hawaii than actual TV show. But it's pretty to look at. 4/10 -01/02/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
8.
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
“ Enjoyable and a good setup for "The Avengers", but I'm glad I skipped the theatre. Tommy Lee Jones needs to make better role choices. 6/10 -01/03/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
9.
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
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Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites. (136 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ I will always love this movie. Alan Rickman is my imaginary boyfriend. 7/10 -01/03/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
10.
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
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Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms. (118 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ Terry Gilliam-need I say more? 7/10 -01/03/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
11.
The Bourne Identity (2002)
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A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and regain his memory. (119 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
“ Classic action flick. Good times to watch at work. 6/10 -01/03/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
12.
Decoded (2010 TV Series)
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Novelist Brad Meltzer and a team of investigators delve into historical mysteries. (60 mins.)
“ An overall silly show, but random historical conspiracies can be fun too. 5/10 -01/03/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
13.
New Girl (2011 TV Series)
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After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behavior very unusual, the men support her - most of the time. (22 mins.)
“ Violently adorable. But still funny. 7/10 -01/03/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
14.
Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
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Jimmy becomes a single parent to an infant after the mother he had a one-night stand with ends up on death row. (22 mins.)
“ Ah, wonderful show. But living with Mawmaw wouldn't be fun in real life. 8/10 -01/03/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
15.
Body of Proof (2011 TV Series)
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Medical examiner Megan Hunt's unique approach to solving crimes puts her at odds with her superiors. (60 mins.)
“ Not a bad procedural, but not great either. 5/10 -01/03/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
16.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996 TV Series)
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America's top fake news show. (22 mins.)
“ I watch this every day it's new. As should everyone. 9/10 -01/03/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
17.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
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A teenager discovers he's the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods. (118 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ Good fun times...and more steve Coogan! 7/10 -01/04/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
18.
Rizzoli & Isles (2010 TV Series)
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Detective Jane Rizzoli and Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles team up to solve crimes in Boston. (60 mins.)
“ Not bad, kinda light-wieght but fun. (Pilot episode features Billy Burke, who is always fun) 6/10 -01/04/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
19.
Casper (1995)
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A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by 3 mischievous ghosts and one friendly one. (100 mins.)
Director: Brad Silberling
“ I love this movie, it's one of the ones that I'll watch whenever I find it on TV. 7/10 -01/04/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
20.
Suburgatory (2011 TV Series)
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A teenage girl moves from the city to the suburbs and she has to admit it. (22 mins.)
“ Awesome new show, delightfully black humor. 8/10 -01/04/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
21.
Modern Family (2009 TV Series)
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Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways. (22 mins.)
“ Still good, but season one was much better. 6.5/10 -01/04/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
22.
Revenge (2011 TV Series)
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An emotionally troubled young woman makes it her mission to exact revenge against the people who wronged her father. (44 mins.)
“ Good old-fashioned, deranged, soapy fun. 7/10 -01/04/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
23.
Duck Soup (1933)
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Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale. (68 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ Freedonia, oh Freedonia! The best Marx Bros. movie! 9/10 -01/04/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
24.
Royal Pains (2009 TV Series)
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An unfairly discredited but brilliant diagnostic surgeon winds up working with his cheesy brother in the Hamptons as a concierge doctor to the uber-rich and ultra-elite. (42 mins.)
“ Originally a summer series, is light and fluffy with good characters and weird medical stuff. 6/10 -01/05/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
25.
Fright Night (2011)
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A teenager suspects that his new neighbor is a vampire. (106 mins.)
Director: Craig Gillespie
“ Very funny. I'm not sure it was supposed to be a comedy though. 8/10 -01/05/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
26.
The Ides of March (2011)
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An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. (101 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
“ Interesting political drama, good characters. 8/10 -01/05/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
27.
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.)
“ One of the best shows on TV, well, sort of on TV...stupid unspecified hiatus. 9/10 -01/05/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
28.
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.)
“ A delightful program with a ton of heart and amazing characters. My only question is how one person can spend over $1000 on waffles in a year? 9/10 -01/05/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
29.
Chuck (2007 TV Series)
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When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, CIA and NSA assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down. (43 mins.)
“ A delightful show that's sadly, nearly done for good. 7/10 -01/06/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
30.
Blast from the Past (1999)
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A romantic comedy about a naive man who comes out into the world after being in a nuclear fallout shelter for 35 years. (112 mins.)
Director: Hugh Wilson
“ A delightful flick. Another that I'll watch whenever I find it on. 7/10 -01/07/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
31.
Once Upon a Time (2011 TV Series)
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A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed. (44 mins.)
Director: David Barrett
“ Interesting take on classic fairy tales. Good stories so far with some pretty cool characters. 7/10 -01/08/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
32.
The Good Wife (2009 TV Series)
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Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm. (43 mins.)
“ Soapy, steamy, and crazy legal/political stuff. Continues to be one of my favourite shows. 9/10 -01/08/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
33.
Pan Am (2011 TV Series)
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Period drama about the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly. (42 mins.)
“ An over-the-top fluffy take on the swingin' '60's. Slightly ridiculous, but kinda fun. 6/10 -01/08/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
34.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
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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.)
“ Silly interations, wacky crimes, and awesome one-liners. Also a choice due to a slightly unhealthy attraction to Nathan Fillion. 8/10 -01/09/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
35.
The Conspirator (2010)
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Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life. (122 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
“ An interesting take on the Lincoln assassination and its aftermath in American history. Good performances over all. 8/10 -01/11/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
36.
Sherlock (2010 TV Series)
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. (88 mins.)
“ Awesome production, Cumberbatch is phenomenal as Holmes. Although he sounds suspiciously like Alan Rickman at times. 9/10 -01/12/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
37.
Death Race 2 (2010 Video)
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Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film. (100 mins.)
Director: Roel Reiné
“ Somehow manages to be even dumber than the first "Death Race", which I wasn't sure was possible. Good for random violence, explosions, and abusing a semi-recognizable cast. Can anyone think of a movie featuring danny Trejo where he DOESN'T have a giant pile of tattoos? 3/10 -01/12/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
38.
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.)
“ Hopefully not the last season, as this show is crazy-good. 8/10 -01/13/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
39.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
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The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions. (45 mins.)
“ Ok, I don't know what I was thinking-probably my fear of the old Tom Baker episodes from when I was a kid, but I am freaking LOVING these episodes so far...9/10 -01/16/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
40.
Alcatraz (2012 TV Series)
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In 1963, all the prisoners and guards mysteriously disappear from Alcatraz. In the present day, they resurface and a secret agency are tasked with re-capturing them. (60 mins.)
“ Seems interesting so far, will continue to watch. So far not as weird as Fringe. 6/10- 01/17/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
41.
Grimm (2011 TV Series)
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A homicide detective discovers he is a descendant of hunters who fight supernatural forces. (45 mins.)
“ Interesting procedural with a cool fairy tale twist. 7/10 -01/17/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
42.
The Big Bang Theory (2007 TV Series)
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A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory. (22 mins.)
“ I'm not sure what to think of a show that makes the same joke that two of my friends have on t-shirts that they've had for a few years, but still funny. 7/10 -01/19/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
43.
The Lion King (1994)
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Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. (89 mins.)
“ It's sad when 1994 is considered "classic", but this is still one of my favourite Disney classics. Blu-ray looks fantasic. 8/10 -01/23/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
44.
X-Men: First Class (2011)
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In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III. (132 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ Best comics movie of last year. I would say that Micheal Fassbender should be in everyting, but apparently he is. 8/10 -01/23/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
45.
Star Trek (2009)
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The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Commander Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time. (127 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ Listening to the commentary track on this movie was one of the worst mistakes I've ever made. Now all I can see are lens flares. Good movie though, but it needed more Simon Pegg. 8/10 01/23/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
46.
One for the Money (2012)
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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.)
“ Not good, not bad, just kinda there. I still hate Katherine Heigl. 4/10 -01/28/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
47.
Office Space (1999)
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Three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss. (89 mins.)
Director: Mike Judge
“ A delightful reminder to hate work as much as you can each and every day. 6/10 -02/04/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
48.
Yes Man (2008)
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A guy challenges himself to say "yes" to everything for an entire year. (104 mins.)
Director: Peyton Reed
“ Fun movie with a great deal of insanity. 6/10 -02/04/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
49.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
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An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer. (118 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
“ Goofy and silly, but a decent action-flick. 6/10 -02/05/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
50.
Mean Girls (2004)
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Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
“ Always fantastic. Tina Fey's best writing. 7/10 -02/05/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
51.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
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On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth. (93 mins.)
Director: Eric Brevig
“ A silly, ridiculous movie. Seriously, wasn't Brendan Fraser nearly nominated for an Oscar at one point? 5/10 -02/05/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
52.
A League of Their Own (1992)
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Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry. (128 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
“ Absolutely one of my favourite all time movies. I'll watch it anytime, anywhere. 8/10 -02/05/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
53.
The Voice (2011 TV Series)
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Four famous musicians search for the best voices in America and will mentor these singers to become artists. America will decide which singer will be worthy of the grand prize. (60 mins.)
“ It's lots of singing with sappy stories, but very funny banter. 5/10 -02/05/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
54.
Camelot (1967)
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The story of the marriage of England's King Arthur to Guinevere. The plot of illegitimate Mordred to gain the throne and Guinevere's growing attachment to Sir Lancelot, threaten to topple Arthur and destroy his "round table" of knights. (179 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
“ Boring...couldn't even finish watching. 1/10 -02/07/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
55.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
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When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army. (102 mins.)
“ Surprisingly well-paced action flick. Also looked very good for something 74 years old. 6/10 -02/09/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
56.
Einstein and Eddington (2008 TV Movie)
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Drama about the development of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity, and Einstein's relationship with British scientist Sir Arthur Eddington, the first physicist to experimentally prove his ideas. (94 mins.)
Director: Philip Martin
“ Interesting depiction of World War One British/German relations and the nature of scientific discovery. Excellent performances from Andy Serkis and David Tennant. 8/10 -02/10/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
57.
Person of Interest (2011 TV Series)
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An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes--including the civilians' roles--are left a mystery. (43 mins.)
“ 7/10 -02/09/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
58.
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.)
“ A poor substitute for Community. 5/10 -02/09/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
59.
The Finder (2012 TV Series)
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An Iraq war vet suffers a brain injury that triggers the ability to see connections between seemingly unrelated events, objects or people. (44 mins.)
“ Not very good, not going to continue watching. 03/10 -02/09/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
60.
The Decoy Bride (2011)
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When the world's media descend on the remote Scottish island where a Hollywood actress is attempting to get married, a local girl is hired as a decoy bride to put the paparazzi off the scent. (89 mins.)
Director: Sheree Folkson
“ Delightful and very funny. 7/10 -02/11/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
61.
Cougar Town (2009 TV Series)
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A recently divorced woman decides to find some excitement in her dating life. (22 mins.)
“ Awesome show, excellent example of how to consume alcohol. 8/10 02/14/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
62.
Two for the Road (1967)
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A couple in the south of France non-sequentially spin down the highways of infidelity in their troubled ten-year marriage. (111 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
“ Interesting visual deconstruction of a marriage. Good acting and characterization. 7/10 -02/18/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
63.
The Debt (2010)
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In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them. (113 mins.)
Director: John Madden
“ Good examination of Mossad with an interesting story. 8/10 -02/18/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
64.
A Dangerous Method (2011)
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A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis. (99 mins.)
“ Kind of slow and copy had poor audio. Will have to try again, but am not excited about it. 4/10 -02/18/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
65.
Big Business (1988)
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In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night... (97 mins.)
Director: Jim Abrahams
“ Very funny flick with great performances from all. 7/10 -02/19/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
66.
The Interrupters (2011 Documentary)
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A year in the life of a city grappling with urban violence. (125 mins.)
Director: Steve James
“ Interesting look at violent, gangland subculture in the US and community efforts to reduce the effects on the community. Something I didn't know much about, but am glad to learn. 6/10 -02/18/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
67.
Miss Bala (2011)
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After entering a beauty contest in Tijuana, a young woman witnesses drug-related murders and is forced to do the gang's bidding. (113 mins.)
Director: Gerardo Naranjo
“ Interesting story, great cinematography. 7/10 -02/18/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
68.
Midnight in Paris (2011)
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While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight. (94 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Rhinoceros. 8/10 -02/18/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
69.
The Descendants (2011)
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A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. (115 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
“ Good story, great performances. 8/10 -02/18/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
70.
Alyce Kills (2011)
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After accidentally knocking her best friend off a roof, Alyce is haunted by guilt and delves into a brutal nightmare wonderland of sex, drugs and violence, her mind tearing itself apart along with anyone else who gets in her way. (90 mins.)
Director: Jay Lee
“ Hyper-violent version of Alice in Wonderland. NOt exactly to my taste, but not bad. 6/10 -02/19/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
71.
Kidnapped (2010)
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Three hooded Eastern-European criminals burst into a home in a Madrid gated community, holding the family hostage in its own home, and forcing the father to empty his credit cards. (85 mins.)
“ Very much like a previous movie flick that I cannot recall the name of at 6AM. 6/10 -02/19/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
72.
I Saw the Devil (2010)
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A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. (141 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
“ Not usually something I'd watch, but pretty good gore coverage. 4/10 -02/19/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
73.
Bridesmaids (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef. (125 mins.)
Director: Paul Feig
“ Good comedy, thank God fart & poop jokes are universal. Has high level of diminishing returns though. 6/10 -02/19/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
74.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. (22 mins.)
“ Nearly always delightful, two good episodes that tie well with movie day themes. 7/10 -02/18/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
75.
Torchwood (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The members of the Torchwood Institute, a secret organization founded by the British Crown, fight to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats. (50 mins.)
“ Lots of fun, good characters and stories. Third series is exceptionally well done. 8/10 -02/28/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
76.
Our Idiot Brother (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A comedy centered on an idealist who barges into the lives of his three sisters. (90 mins.)
Director: Jesse Peretz
“ Wow, Paul Rudd'c character is really dumb. But a pretty fun movie, concept is looney, but who cares? 7/10 -03/10/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
77.
Awake (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
After a car accident takes the life of a family member, a police detective lives two alternating parallel lives, one with his wife and one with his son. Is one of his "realities" merely a dream? (43 mins.)
“ Interesting concept, good acting. Could continue to get better if NBC gives it a chance. 7/10 -03/01/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
78.
Margin Call (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. (107 mins.)
Director: J.C. Chandor
“ Good look at the humanity of the 2008 financial crash. Excellent performances across the board. 8/10 -03/04/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
79.
Only You (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Destiny. Faith (Marisa Tomei) believes that two soul-mates can be united if they find each other. From the Ouija board... (115 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
“ Not embarassed to say this is one of my favourites. The movie is silly and unrealistic, but beautifully shot. 6/10 -03/06/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
80.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
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Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart. (112 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ Another favourite, especially to play at work. Sadly, I can now sing along with most of the soundtrack. 8/10 -03/06/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
81.
Breaking In (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A high-tech security firm takes extreme, and often questionable, measures to sell their protection services. (30 mins.)
“ Pretty twisted and funny. Adding Megan Mulally may just make it better. 7/10 -03/06/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
82.
What a Girl Wants (2003)
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An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election. (105 mins.)
Director: Dennie Gordon
“ Colin Firth in leather pants...that's my justification. 5/10 -03/10/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
83.
She's the Man (2006)
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When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks in London, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguises herself as him, and proceeds to fall for one of her soccer teammates. Little does she realize she's not the only one with romantic troubles, as she, as he, gets in the middle of a series of intermingled love affairs. (105 mins.)
Director: Andy Fickman
“ It's based on Shakespeare, therefore it must be good! 5/10 -03/10/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
84.
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ Another movie I inexplicably love. Reminds me of "The Truman Show", in that it tells me that Will Ferrell can actually act. 7/10 -03/11/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
85.
Paul (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two British comic-book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51. (104 mins.)
Director: Greg Mottola
“ 7/10 ” - pickwicknext
 
86.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Master sorcerer Balthazar Blake must find and train Merlin's descendant to defeat dark sorceress Morgana la Fée. (109 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
“ 6/10 ” - pickwicknext
 
87.
The Muppets (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A Muppet fanatic with some help from his two human compatriots must regroup the Muppet gang to stop an avaricious oil mogul from taking down one of their precious life-longing treasures. (103 mins.)
Director: James Bobin
“ Love this movie. I can already sing along with large parts of it. 8/10 -03/23/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
88.
21 Jump Street (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring. (109 mins.)
“ Lots of fun, better than expected. An Explode-y good time. 7/10 03/27/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
89.
The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, with the help of her adopted son, his friends, and an intelligent supercomputer, combats evil alien forces here on Earth. (60 mins.)
“ Interesting spin-off from Doctor Who, but fairly simple. 5/10 -03/28/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
90.
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board. (98 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
“ Facinating. I knew there were huge problems with the MPAA rating system, but this really lays it all out. I knew I should be living in Europe. 8/10 -03/31/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
91.
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A documentary on the life and career of Joan Rivers, made as the comedienne turns 75 years old. (84 mins.)
“ Shokingly funny, and touching. Fantasic look at the life of an icon. 8/10 -03/31/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
92.
Game Change (2012 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska becomes Sen. John McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential election. (118 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
“ This would be a fantasic comedy if it weren't horrifyingly true. Great performances across the board though. 8/10 -04/02/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
93.
Green Lantern (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps. (114 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ I'm glad I've only watched this at work. Bad CG, bad script-great abs from Ryan Reynolds. 2/10 ” - pickwicknext
 
94.
Attack the Block (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion. (88 mins.)
Director: Joe Cornish
“ Not bad, not great. Good FX, decent story. Interesting to see what British sci-fi can do when it has a budget to work with. 6/10 -04/03/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
95.
The Hunger Games (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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.)
Director: Gary Ross
“ Extremly faithful adaptation of the book. Good performances, good directing, decent script. 7/10 -04/10/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
96.
The Karate Kid (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master. (140 mins.)
Director: Harald Zwart
“ Not great, but better than I thought it would be. I still like Jackie Chan better when her's being a total goofball. 5/10 -04/11/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
97.
Robin Hood (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In 12th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. (140 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Would be an excellent film, but for the extraneous 20-40 minutes that Scott could have cut out. 6/10 -04/11/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
98.
Inception (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
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.)
“ Fantastic movie, still layers to see multiple viewings in. One of the best fight scenes ever. 9/10 -04/14/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
99.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. (95 mins.)
Director: Drew Goddard
“ Crazy-awesome movie. Great story, good performances, fantasic gore level. 8/10 -04/15/12 ” - pickwicknext
 
100.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper. (47 mins.)
“ 9/10-About as close to perfection as you can get in filmed entertainment. ” - pickwicknext