FILMS SEEN IN 2011

Every year I try to watch at least 50 films I've never seen before; for 2011 actually made 100!
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1.
Devil (2010)
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A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them. (80 mins.)
“ *** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
2.
Cherrybomb (2009)
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Three teenagers go on a wild weekend of drink, drugs, shop-lifting and stealing cars that quickly spins beyond their control. (86 mins.)
“ **** out of five - with special kudos to Robert Sheehan's brilliance! ” - redwriteandblue
 
3.
Push (2009)
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Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does. (111 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
“ *** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
4.
Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010 Video)
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In San Cazador, California, the clumsy vampire hunter Edgar Frog is evicted from his trailer. But the... (81 mins.)
Director: Dario Piana
“ **** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
5.
Piranha 3D (2010)
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After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents. (88 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
“ ***-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
6.
Force of Five (2009)
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Four children sneak into a terrorist-controlled hospital to steal a heart to transplant for the 5th child who is dying in a different hospital. (77 mins.)
“ ****-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
7.
A Night in Casablanca (1946)
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The Marx Brothers are employed at a hotel in postwar Casablanca, where a ring of Nazis is trying to recover a cache of stolen treasure. (85 mins.)
Director: Archie L. Mayo
“ *** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
8.
Tormented (2009)
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A bullied teenager comes back from the dead to take revenge on his classmates. (91 mins.)
Director: Jon Wright
“ **** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
9.
Surrogates (2009)
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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.)
Director: Jonathan Mostow
“ ***-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
10.
Nowhere Boy (2009)
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A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life. (98 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor-Wood
“ ****-1/2 out of five - for Aaron Johnson's performance alone! ” - redwriteandblue
 
11.
River of No Return (1954)
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The titular river unites a farmer recently released from prison, his young son, and an ambitious saloon singer. In order to survive, each must be purged of anger, and each must learn to understand and care for the others. (91 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
“ **** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
12.
The Last Airbender (2010)
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Follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must master all four elements and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water Tribes and the Earth Kingdom. (103 mins.)
“ *-1/2 out of five - sad, as I am a HUGE Dev Patel fan (the only reason to watch this film!) ” - redwriteandblue
 
13.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
The spectre of a dead child rapist haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams. (95 mins.)
Director: Samuel Bayer
“ **-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
14.
Patrik, Age 1.5 (2008)
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A Swedish gay couple adopt what they think is an 18-month-old orphan, only to meet their new son, a 15-year-old homophobic delinquent. (103 mins.)
Director: Ella Lemhagen
“ ****-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
15.
Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat (1944)
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Charlie Chan investigates the locked-room murder of a chess expert. (66 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
“ ** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
16.
Night of the Demons (2009)
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A group of kids go to a Halloween party, only to have to face down a group of demons. (93 mins.)
Director: Adam Gierasch
“ *** out of five - the original was much better, but this has some fun moments/special effects ” - redwriteandblue
 
17.
Inception (2010)
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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.)
“ ****-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
18.
Dream Boy (2008)
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Chronicles the relationship between two gay teenagers in the rural south in the late '70s. (88 mins.)
Director: James Bolton
“ ***-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
19.
Black Swan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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.)
“ **** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
20.
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life. (106 mins.)
Director: Lisa Cholodenko
“ ***-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
21.
Take Out (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An illegal Chinese immigrant falls behind on payments on an enormous smuggling debt. Ming Ding has only until the end of the day to come up with the money. (87 mins.)
“ ***** out of five - an incredibly emotional film, in the end, that will make you think ” - redwriteandblue
 
22.
2012 (2009)
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A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind. (158 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ *** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
23.
Pinpon (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The film traces the growth and friendship of two very different high-school ping-pong players. "Peco" Hoshino is a brash... (114 mins.)
Director: Fumihiko Sori
“ ***** out of five - one of the most uplifting, fun, and energetic films I've seen in years ” - redwriteandblue
 
24.
How to Murder Your Wife (1965)
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A man who has set up the perfect lifestyle for himself makes the mistake of marrying while drunk...and his fantasies of murder are used against him. (118 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
“ * out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
25.
Mary and Max (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. (92 mins.)
Director: Adam Elliot
“ ***-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
26.
Franklyn (2008)
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A portrait of the broken lives of four people (a vigilante detective, a worried parent, an awkward man looking for love and a suicidal artist) as they all struggle to cope in their religiously-dystopian city. (98 mins.)
Director: Gerald McMorrow
“ *** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
27.
9 Songs (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
In London, England, love blooms between an American college student, named Lisa, and an English glaciologist, named Matt, where over the next few months in between attending rock concerts, the two lovers have intense sexual encounters. (71 mins.)
“ **** out of five - liked this one MUCH more than I thought I would ... ” - redwriteandblue
 
28.
Passport to Love (2009)
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A romantic comedy set in modern day Saigon, Vietnam and Orange Country, USA. Khang is a charming and... (120 mins.)
Director: Victor Vu
“ ***-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
29.
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Teenager Darren Shan meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque du Freak and become a vampire. (109 mins.)
Director: Paul Weitz
“ ***-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
30.
My Soul to Take (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest. (107 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ *-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
31.
Black Dynamite (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man it's up to him to find justice. (84 mins.)
Director: Scott Sanders
“ ****-1/2 out of five - and truly hilarious, in parts! ” - redwriteandblue
 
32.
Megamind (2010)
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The supervillain Megamind finally defeats his nemesis, the superhero Metro Man. But without a hero, he loses all purpose and must find new meaning to his life. (95 mins.)
Director: Tom McGrath
“ **** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
33.
Kick-Ass (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so. (117 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ ***** out of five - and the title fits the film ” - redwriteandblue
 
34.
Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Charlie's brother, Sam, dies in a car crash that Charlie survives. Charlie is given the gift of seeing his dead brother, but when the girl he falls in love with's life is at risk, he must choose between his girlfriend and his brother. (99 mins.)
Director: Burr Steers
“ **-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
35.
Service (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A drama that follows the travails of the Pineda family in the Filipino city of Angeles. Bigamy, unwanted pregnancy... (87 mins.)
“ ****-1/2 out of five - but not for everyone, by any means ” - redwriteandblue
 
36.
American Raspberry (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Some unknown source has interrupted all television transmissions around the world. In place of the regular broadcasts... (75 mins.)
“ This isn't actually the film I saw, but the one I did - 'The Raspberry Reich' - isn't on IMDB (probably because it's pretty much X-rated). Find it on Amazon, worth a look but overall *** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
37.
Rhythm & Blues (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
John (Paul Blackthorne), lonely and living in London, unexpectedly meets outlandish druggie skinhead Byron (Ian Henderson)... (98 mins.)
“ *-1/2 out of five - watched it mainly for Paul Blackthorne, but overall a bad film poorly made, with a few laughs in between ” - redwriteandblue
 
38.
Shortbus (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality. (101 mins.)
“ **** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
39.
Vampire Boys (2011 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  
Jasin and his vampire brood's time is running out. In order for them to survive, Jasin needs to find... (70 mins.)
Director: Charlie Vaughn
“ **-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
40.
Tangled (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is. (100 mins.)
“ ***** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
41.
The Fighter (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s. (116 mins.)
“ ***-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
42.
Dare (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A drama centered around three high school seniors - an aspiring actress, her misfit best friend, and a loner - who become engaged in an intimate and complicated relationship. (92 mins.)
Director: Adam Salky
“ **** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
43.
Ciao (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Jeff is taking care of everything Mark left behind when he died. Mark was about to have a visitor, Andrea, an Italian guy he met online. Both of them will have the chance to share memories of the Mark they knew while knowing each other. (87 mins.)
Director: Yen Tan
“ **** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
44.
The Last Winter (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
The American oil company North Corporation is building an ice road to explore the remote Northern Arctic National Wildlife Refuge seeking oil... (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Fessenden
“ *-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
45.
Times Have Been Better (2006 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(92 mins.)
Director: Régis Musset
“ *-1/2 out of five - liked the trailer, but the film itself was a bit bland, the characters hard to like/care for except for the younger brother of the lead character, Robin ” - redwriteandblue
 
46.
Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After Marc dumps him, Kyle unites with Gwen and Tiffani to land sexually confused art model Troy by pretending to be straight. However, Marc wants Troy, too, and members from a notorious "ex-gay" group are slipping for the both of them. (79 mins.)
“ **** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
47.
Boys Love 2 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An erotic cat and mouse game set in an all-boys' prep school. (88 mins.)
“ *** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
48.
The Curiosity of Chance (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A confident, out-of-the-closet gay teenager has the support of an eclectic range of friends while dealing with a homophobic bully during his first year at an international high school. (98 mins.)
“ ****-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
49.
Jekyll + Hyde (2006 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Henry Jekyll is a young science student who, along with his friend Mary, experiments with various drugs... (89 mins.)
Director: Nick Stillwell
“ * out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
50.
Battle Los Angeles (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A squadron of U.S. Marines becomes the last line of defense against a global invasion. (116 mins.)
“ *** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
51.
Ditto (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two students, separated in time, are somehow able to talk to each other using amateur radio, one in 1979 and the other in 2000. (110 mins.)
Director: Jeong-kwon Kim
“ **** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
52.
Insidious (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ * out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
53.
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Red Riding Hood is training in the group of Sister Hoods, when she and the Wolf are called to examine the sudden mysterious disappearance of Hansel and Gretel. (86 mins.)
Director: Mike Disa
“ ***-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
54.
Source Code (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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.)
Director: Duncan Jones
“ *** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
55.
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with. (98 mins.)
“ *-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
56.
Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
As their curse spreads on all around, the ghosts find their chance to live once again through the pregnancy of a cursed woman. (92 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
“ ***-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
57.
Priest (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece. (87 mins.)
Director: Scott Stewart
“ ***-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
58.
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
The adventures of supernatural private investigator, Dylan Dog, who seeks out the monsters of the Louisiana bayou in his signature red shirt, black jacket, and blue jeans. (107 mins.)
Director: Kevin Munroe
“ ****-1/2 out of five - can't help it, know this got crap reviews but I had great fun with it! ” - redwriteandblue
 
59.
Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
The crazy and comical Mabel Simmoms, otherwise known as Madea, tries to wrangle her fighting family together for a family dinner regarding the health of her niece Shirley. (106 mins.)
Director: Tyler Perry
“ **** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
60.
Countess Dracula (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In medieval Europe aging Countess Elisabeth rules harshly with the help of lover Captain Dobi. Finding... (93 mins.)
Director: Peter Sasdy
“ *** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
61.
Eran trece (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
This is the Spanish-language version, with a different cast and crew, of the Charlie Chan film Charlie Chan Carries On, in which Charlie sets out to discover the killer of an American found dead in a London hotel room. (79 mins.)
“ *** out of five - Spanish-language version of one of the oldest Charlie Chan films. Not too bad. ” - redwriteandblue
 
62.
The Black Camel (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The unsolved murder of a Hollywood actor several years earlier and an enigmatic psychic are the keys to help Charlie solve the Honolulu stabbing death of a beautiful actress. (71 mins.)
“ *** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
63.
Peacock (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A train accident in rural Nebraska gradually unveils a mystery involving the town's bank clerk. (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Lander
“ ***-1/2 out of five - with great performances by Murphy and Page especially ” - redwriteandblue
 
64.
I Am Number Four (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list. This is his story. (109 mins.)
Director: D.J. Caruso
“ **** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
65.
The Perfect Host (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An on-the-run convict looking for temporary cover finds it at the house of a very colorful character. (93 mins.)
Director: Nick Tomnay
“ ** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
66.
Are You Being Served? (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The staff of Grace Bros. take a trip to Costa Plonka while the department is being remodeled. (95 mins.)
Director: Bob Kellett
“ ** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
67.
Thor (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. (115 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ **** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
68.
Kung Fu Dunk (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Fang Shijie is found as a baby in the garbage and raised at a martial arts academy. With the help of a man, he gets into college and is promoted to the basketball championship as he searches for his real parents. (100 mins.)
Director: Yen-Ping Chu
“ **** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
69.
Sharktopus (2010 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
A half-shark, half-octopus creature created for the military, creates a whole lot of terror in Mexico while a scientist who helped create it tries to capture/kill it. (89 mins.)
Director: Declan O'Brien
“ ** out of five - probably a lot of fun if you're drunk, and don't mind bad special effects and worse acting; could have been worse ” - redwriteandblue
 
70.
Scream 4 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer. (111 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ **** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
71.
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia. (97 mins.)
“ **-1/2 out of five - just didn't care too much for the ending, otherwise would have been higher ” - redwriteandblue
 
72.
X-Men: First Class (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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
“ ****-1/2 out of five - great origin film! ” - redwriteandblue
 
73.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart. (112 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ ****-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
74.
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
“ ** out of five - and with some of the most annoying characters I've seen in film the whole year ” - redwriteandblue
 
75.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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
“ ***-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
76.
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The neighboring gardens of Montague and Capulet are at war, but the gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, are in love. (84 mins.)
Director: Kelly Asbury
“ **** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
77.
Seconds Apart (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Seth and Jonah are twins with a dangerous ability: telepathy. Things start to spiral out of their control... (89 mins.)
Director: Antonio Negret
“ *** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
78.
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Temperamental saloon singer Freddie Jones, jealously shoots at her cheating boyfriend Blackie but mistakenly hits Judge Alfalfa J. O'Toole's honorable behind, forcing her to skip town under the guise of a schoolteacher. (77 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
“ *** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
79.
Bunraku (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The story of a a young man who has spent his life searching for revenge only to find himself up against a bigger challenge than he originally bargained for. (124 mins.)
Director: Guy Moshe
“ *** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
80.
Horrible Bosses (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness. (98 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
“ ***-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
81.
We're Not Married! (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In separate stories, five wedded couples learn that they are not legally married. (86 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
“ *** out of five - though be forewarned, Marilyn Monroe is only part of the ensemble cast in this one ... not the star ” - redwriteandblue
 
82.
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
“ **** out of five - and not even sure why, it all (even Reynolds) just worked for me ” - redwriteandblue
 
83.
Super 8 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 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
“ ****-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
84.
What Women Want (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
After an accident, a chauvinistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking. (116 mins.)
Director: Daming Chen
“ ****-1/2 out of five - and I will always say Andy Lau is one of THE most underrated actors working today ” - redwriteandblue
 
85.
It (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A salesgirl with plenty of "it" (sex appeal) pursues a handsome playboy. (72 mins.)
Director: Clarence Badger
“ *** out of five - due to Clara Bow brilliant screen presence ” - redwriteandblue
 
86.
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.)
“ **** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
87.
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
“ ***** out of five - and one of the best films I've seen all year ” - redwriteandblue
 
88.
Gantz (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that sends them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth. (130 mins.)
Director: Shinsuke Sato
“ ****-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
89.
Cars 2 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. (106 mins.)
“ **** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
90.
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past. (90 mins.)
“ ****-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
91.
Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
While investigating the theft of antiquities from an ancient tomb excavation, Charlie discovers that the body of the expedition's leader concealed inside the mummy's wrappings. (73 mins.)
Director: Luis King
“ *** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
92.
Detective Dee: The Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu. (123 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
“ ***-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
93.
Hot Summer Days (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The whole city is burning up during the hottest summer on record. Tempers flare, irrational feelings erupt and the impossible becomes possible. And in every corner of the city, love explodes like fireworks. (93 mins.)
Director: Tony Chan, Wing Shya
“ ***** out of five - and one of the most romantic films I've ever seen ” - redwriteandblue
 
94.
Fright Night (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After a new neighbor moved into the house next door, Charley discovers that he is an ancient vampire and goes in search for the help of Peter Vincent, a famous "vampire killer" to save his neighborhood from the creature. (106 mins.)
Director: Craig Gillespie
“ **** out of five - worthy remake, thanks to Colin Farrell ” - redwriteandblue
 
95.
Vampires Suck (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
A spoof of vampire-themed movies, where teenager Becca finds herself torn between two boys. As she and her friends wrestle with a number of different dramas, everything comes to a head at their prom. (82 mins.)
“ ** out of five - film sort of sucks too, though has its funny moments ” - redwriteandblue
 
96.
Midnight in Paris (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
“ *** out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
97.
Let's Make It Legal (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The nearly-final divorce of the Halsworths suddenly gets complicated when Miriam's old flame comes to town. (77 mins.)
Director: Richard Sale
“ *** out of five - and again, Marilyn Monroe's role in this film is VERY minor ... Claudette Colbert is the star, and she alone makes it worth watching, though it also has a strong supporting cast ” - redwriteandblue
 
98.
The Grocer's Son (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Antoine Sforza, a thirty-year-old young man, left his village ten years before in order to start a new life in the big city... (96 mins.)
Director: Éric Guirado
“ **** out of five - nicely done, with a terrific performance by lead Nicolas Cazale ” - redwriteandblue
 
99.
True Grit (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer. (110 mins.)
“ ***-1/2 out of five ” - redwriteandblue
 
100.
Time to Leave (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him. (81 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
“ *** out of five ” - redwriteandblue