January 2012 in Movie Titles

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1.
Valentine's Day (2010)
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Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day. (125 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
“ not too bad ” - marigold_katie
 
2.
New Year's Eve (2011)
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The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve. (113 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
“ not too good -- why did the hot guy had to end up with the Carrie Bradshaw/Cinderella/cool-but-weird-mother combo?? ” - marigold_katie
 
3.
What's Your Number? (2011)
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A woman looks back at the past nineteen men she's had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love. (106 mins.)
Director: Mark Mylod
“ quite funny at times ” - marigold_katie
 
4.
Moll Flanders (1996)
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The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother... (123 mins.)
Director: Pen Densham
“ Why the hell did they call her Moll Flanders - Harry Potter would have been just as good a name - my point being that the movie and the book have nothing in common but the time and place (XVIII century, London) ” - marigold_katie
 
5.
Forever Amber (1947)
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In seventeenth-century England, Amber St. Clair aims to raise herself from country girl to nobility, and succeeds, but loses her true love in the process. (138 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
“ a treat! ” - marigold_katie
 
6.
Tilt (2011)
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TILT is a love story set against the backdrop of the changing political and social environment in Europe in the late 80's and early 90's... (94 mins.)
“ overrated ” - marigold_katie
 
7.
Footsteps in the Sand (2010)
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At the airport, Slavi tells his life's story to a young customs officer. As children, Nelly promises Slavi to marry him... (89 mins.)
Director: Ivaylo Hristov
“ Some good quotes to remember ” - marigold_katie
 
8.
No Reservations (2007)
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The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece. (104 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
“ no expectations... ” - marigold_katie
 
9.
The Flowers of War (2011)
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A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety. (146 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ epic, magnificent, heartbreaking ” - marigold_katie
 
10.
The Help (2011)
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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
“ should get the Oscar, if only to break the tradition of long silent and tedious movies getting it ” - marigold_katie
 
11.
Ma vie en l'air (2005)
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Will the fear of flying rob a man of his second chance for love? (103 mins.)
Director: Rémi Bezançon
“ the perfect French movie for a lazy Sunday afternoon, especially for Marion fans ” - marigold_katie
 
12.
Miss Austen Regrets (2008 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In the later years of her life, as she's approaching the age of forty, the novelist Jane Austen helps her niece find a husband. (90 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Lovering
“ ruined all the books for me ” - marigold_katie
 
13.
Sleepers (1996)
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After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized; over 10 years later, they get their chance for revenge. (147 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ wow ” - marigold_katie
 
14.
Dreamgirls (2006)
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A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way. (130 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
“ quite sad ” - marigold_katie
 
15.
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
“ too convoluted ” - marigold_katie
 
16.
One Day (2011)
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After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Em are shown each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day. (107 mins.)
Director: Lone Scherfig
“ far too depressing to make a point ” - marigold_katie
 
17.
The Devil's Double (2011)
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A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son. (109 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
“ A great surprise ” - marigold_katie
 
18.
The Rum Diary (2011)
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American journalist Paul Kemp takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1960s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there. (120 mins.)
Director: Bruce Robinson
“ pretty mainstream for both Johhny Depp and Hunter Thompson but has its peculiarities ” - marigold_katie
 
19.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks. (117 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
“ gruesome... ” - marigold_katie
 
20.
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.)
“ Keira is very bad at the beginning, and ok after that... the rest is quite intriguing to watch, Vincent Cassel's cameo providing the highlight of the movie ” - marigold_katie
 
21.
Zift (2008)
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Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup of 1944... (92 mins.)
Director: Javor Gardev