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1.
21 Jump Street (2012)
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A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring. (110 mins.)
“ 9/10 - Way funnier than I expected. Laughed a lot. ” - cali-soul
 
2.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
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A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. (94 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ 8/10 - Not perfect, but I enjoyed it. Some fantastic moments. Would watch again. ” - cali-soul
 
3.
Flight (2012)
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An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling. (138 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ 6/10 - A great Denzel performance, liked the adult themes, a bit long and a lot of addiction stuff. ” - cali-soul
 
4.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
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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.)
Director: David Fincher
“ 1/10 - Watched only 20 minutes. I went in very optimistic but there was no way I was going to get over how completely contrived it was compared to the Swedish version. There's only one Lisbeth Salander. ” - cali-soul
 
5.
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
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Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel. (86 mins.)
Director: Colin Trevorrow
“ 3/10 - Watched half. It seemed like they were making up the dialogue as they were filming it. Really bad dialogue, throw-away characters. ” - cali-soul
 
6.
Ted (2012)
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John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori. (106 mins.)
Director: Seth MacFarlane
“ 5/10 - Some laughs, mostly early. Mailed it in second half, formulaic. ” - cali-soul
 
7.
The Guard (2011)
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An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is partnered with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring. (96 mins.)
“ 5/10 - Started out ok, liked the old irish guy, but don cheadle's character rubbed me the wrong way, he had no personality of his own. Got wierd after a while, director made weird choices. End was ok. ” - cali-soul
 
8.
Mr. Brooks (2007)
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A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego. (120 mins.)
Director: Bruce A. Evans
“ 8/10 - Very well done serial killer mystery. --11/18/12 ” - cali-soul
 
9.
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
“ 7/10 - Excellent performances, family dynamics. Enjoyed the nontourist hawaiian lifestyle, island-hopping, scenery. --11/25/12 ” - cali-soul
 
10.
Lawless (2012)
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Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a trio of bootlegging brothers are threatened by a new special deputy and other authorities angling for a cut of their profits. (116 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
“ 9/10 - Awesome. Tom Hardy's Forrest Bondurant is one of cinema's all time badasses. Touches of humor and romance, poetry and violence. --11/26/12 ” - cali-soul
 
11.
Shame (2011)
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A man's carefully cultivated private life is disrupted when his sister arrives for an indefinite stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
“ 3/10 - Was hoping to learn some slick moves from this guy, but nope, not that kind of movie. More of a depressing, creepy, long boring extended shots kind of a movie. With incestual overtones and a suicide scene. No thank you! 12/3/12 ” - cali-soul
 
12.
Step Into Liquid (2003 Documentary)
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Surfers and secret spots from around the world are profiled in this documentary. (87 mins.)
Director: Dana Brown
“ 8/10 - Pretty stoked on this. --12/6/12 ” - cali-soul
 
13.
Warrior (2011)
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The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother. (140 mins.)
Director: Gavin O'Connor
“ 10/10 - Pretty much everything I want in a movie. So good I sat through the entire end credits just letting it sink in. --12/17/12 ” - cali-soul
 
14.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
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Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Selina, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (164 mins.)
“ 6/10 - Meh. Maybe the best of the trilogy for me, but still just another overly long, unremarkable action flick. I guess I'm not that crazy about Christian Bale as Batman, or Nolan as the director. --12/19/12 ” - cali-soul
 
15.
Life of Pi (2012)
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A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. (127 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ 9/10 - Which story is the truth, and which is the allegory? Whichever one you "want" to believe. "And so it goes with god."
The Priest said "you must be thirsty." Thirty was the tigers real name. Pi = the tiger. Awesome. Loved everything except it was a touch too long and the end could have been better. --12/24/12 ” - cali-soul
 
16.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
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In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same. (153 mins.)
“ 7/10 - More of what has become typical Tarantino, which I find entertaining, but not real satisfying. I liked the tension in the interrogation/basement scenes, the "interesting" casting choices, and of course the QT signature graphic scenes not meant to be forgotten, etc. But while it was worth the watch, a repeat viewing won't be necessary. --12/26/12 ” - cali-soul
 
17.
Act of Valor (2012)
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An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent. (110 mins.)
“ 8/10 - Damn few! Despite a weak plot, some horrible dialogue, tolerable at best acting (albiet from actual Navy Seals), and deeper questions of military policy, this was pure action heaven. Nonstop, smart action filmed and edited masterfully, with battles and technology based on real missions. You could smell the military authenticity. And not just straight up war porn for the dudes; the letter storyline that bookends the movie is fantastic, and the Tecumseh poem is a brilliant touch that should make you forgive all that stuff I mentioned at the beginning. I will be watching this again come 4th of July. --12/30/12 ” - cali-soul
 
18.
The Art of Flight (2011 Documentary)
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Two years in the making, "The Art of FLIGHT" gives iconic snowboarder Travis Rice and friends the opportunity... (80 mins.)
Director: Curt Morgan
“ 8/10 - Great winter watch. Breathtaking scenery. Adventures with the back-country boarding crew. --1/1/13 ” - cali-soul
 
19.
Looper (2012)
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In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination. (113 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
“ 8/10 - If you think too much about it, the spoiler paradox will emerge. So you have to suspend your belief and just enjoy it. The hunting kids thing, and the kid actor were a little weird, and Bruce Willis shoot-out scene a little over the top, but I appreciate the film's originality and style. Joe should have said "Au Revoir" before "the end." --1/4/13 ” - cali-soul
 
20.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000 TV Series)
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The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself in with his friends and complete strangers. (28 mins.)
“ Season 8 started off promising, got dull in the middle, and then hit classic status in episodes 7, 8, and 9 after LD moves to New York. Ends strong with Michael J. Fox episode. --1/5/13 ” - cali-soul
 
21.
Pitch Perfect (2012)
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Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition. (112 mins.)
Director: Jason Moore
“ 7/10 - Not an Oscar-winner, but fun and very funny (especially Rebel Wilson and Elizabeth Banks). Plot could have been less annoying, and it got a little tired before the big finale, but the good outweighs the bad overall. The girls who played Aubrey and Chloe are gorgeous. --1/6/13 ” - cali-soul
 
22.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. (93 mins.)
Director: Benh Zeitlin
“ 9/10 - "The most important thing I can teach y'all... to take care of people who are smaller and sweeter than you are." I was tempted to turn it off by halfway but then it got magical. I could smell Louisiana. --1/6/13 ” - cali-soul
 
23.
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
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An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films. (135 mins.)
Director: Tony Gilroy
“ 7/10 - The bad: Lacked the mood and intelligence of the Bourne Trilogy, relied on "juiced" agents, somewhat confusing and thin plot, and had an abrupt ending with no confrontation. The good: Renner was badass, Marta was hot, the motorcycle chase scene was sick (if a bit long), and it was overall good enough to stand on it's own if you don't compare it head to head with Matt Damon's films. --1/7/13 ” - cali-soul
 
24.
Lincoln (2012)
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As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. (150 mins.)
“ 8/10 - A masterwork of acting, shakespearian in ways. Loved Tommy Lee Jones. Glad they didn't dumb it down. Inspires greatness. Want to see again. --1/10/12 ” - cali-soul
 
25.
Ruby Sparks (2012)
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A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence. (104 mins.)
“ 2/10 - Not at all how I would have written it. Good premise but poorly written. Really annoying, unrealistic behavior. Zero chemistry between two people supposed to be in love. Don't believe the hype. This was a bore. Elliott Gould's beard though. --1/11/13 ” - cali-soul
 
26.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
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An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chbosky
“ 9/10 - "I feel infinite." A literate coming-of-age film set in the early nineties. Perfect, almost. Despite patches of weak dialogue, it was a well done homage to the kind of teen movies that define a generation. It was like a dark John Hughes movie. ¨We accept the love we think we deserve.¨ There was also a lot of something you don't see to often anymore - people just being nice to each other. And great music. Nice to see a film make the music important like they used to. Good stuff. "I just really want a milkshake." --1/11/13 ” - cali-soul
 
27.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
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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.)
“ 7.5/10 - Why it wasn't a 10? Didn't exactly like Bradley Cooper's character Pat. His obsession with ex-wife was uncomfortable. Loved Jennifer Lawrence though. --1/15/13 ” - cali-soul
 
28.
Argo (2012)
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Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
“ 6.5/10 - "Argo *beep* yourself," was this overhyped. Turns out to be a very average movie, bordering on cheesy at times. Writing wasn't very good, the acting was stiff, especially Affleck, and I wasn't made to care about any of the characters. The suspense was (falsely) manufactured. John Goodman just played the same character in Flight! Recreating these scenes with such detail was impressive, and it's an interesting story worth knowing, but overall Argo was a watch once and move on affair. --1/23/13 ” - cali-soul
 
29.
Suits (2011 TV Series)
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On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college-dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers. (44 mins.)
“ Started 1/21/13 ” - cali-soul
 
30.
Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
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A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century. (58 mins.)
“ Started 1/21/13 - Finished season 1 (2/4/13) 10/10 ” - cali-soul
 
31.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
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During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. (147 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ 7/10 - Obviously a cinematic masterpiece, but didn't form a connection with me. Well woven story, with symbolism and metaphors that are fun, and frustrating, to think and talk about, but too psychedelic for my tastes, and heavy on forced scenes that didn't work. By the end the dramatics were out of control. I do appreciate the art (and the poetry) of AN, and the overall message that the inhumanities of war blur the line between evil and madness, but still only incite both. I'm certain that if I had seen this film as a teenager/young adult, I'd have liked it more. And seriously, the two black guys die first? *beep* dated. --1/30/13

*Should read Heart of Darkness, the Novella it was based on.

"Charlie don't surf."
"This mission does not exist, nor will it ever exist..."
"There's a conflict in every human heart, between the rational and irrational, between good and evil. And good does not always triumph. Sometimes, the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature." ” - cali-soul
 
32.
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011. (157 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ 6/10 - Good, not great. Held my attention, but just barely at times. Really long. Segments of bad acting from Jessica Chastain, even though she's great in everything else. The personal drama parts were excruciatingly bad. Wasn't blown away overall, but better for having seen it. -- 2/12/13 ” - cali-soul
 
33.
Skyfall (2012)
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Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. (143 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ 7/10 - Cinematography was outstanding: opening sequence, the silhouetted fight scene in Shanghai.... Other great scenes like the casino with Berenice Marlohe as the Bond girl (wish she hadn't died so soon), the scorpion at the beach bar... Too long. Ending was slightly cheesy. Classic Bond wit was missing. -- 2/17/13 ” - cali-soul
 
34.
Chasing Mavericks (2012)
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When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it. (116 mins.)
“ 8/10 - A pretty damn good movie about surfing, based on a really neat guy, and beautifully filmed on location in and around Santa Cruz... What's not to like?! Live like Jay. -- 2/18/13 ” - cali-soul
 
35.
Django Unchained (2012)
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With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
“ 9/10 - Probably the best Spaghetti Western I've seen. Highly entertaining. Acting was superb across the board. Favorite Tarantino since Pulp Fiction. -- 2/25/13 ” - cali-soul
 
36.
Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
“ 9/10 - Amazing story about a folk singer from detroit who disappears from the music world without ever knowing he'd become a legend in South Africa until decades later. "Thanks for keeping me alive," are his first words to an arena full of South African fans at his first concert there. Many well spoken music men and tell the poetic tale of Sixto Rodriguez. -- 2/25/13 ” - cali-soul
 
37.
Workaholics (2011 TV Series)
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A single-camera comedy featuring three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 to 5 and live together from 5 to 9. (22 mins.)
“ Started 2/25/13 - Finished Season 1 (2/28/13) 9/10

Finished Season 2

Finished Season 4 (8/21/14) 7/10 ” - cali-soul
 
38.
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
“ 4/11/13 ” - cali-soul
 
39.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
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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.)
“ 10/10 -- Finished Season 4 (5/6/13) - best season yet. Finale Episode was great. -- Finished Season 5 + 6 -- Finished series -- 5/23/15 ” - cali-soul
 
40.
All the Real Girls (2003)
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Small-town love story of a young man with a reputation for womanizing and his best friend's sister. (108 mins.)
“ 4/10 - Boring, dopey characters. Quirky, "real-life" dialogue didn't really work. The scenery of North Carolina was nice, but depressing as it was eternally winter. -- 5/21/13 ” - cali-soul
 
41.
8 Seconds (1994)
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This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and... (105 mins.)
“ 8/10 - Great old-fashioned story about a decent person doing what he loves and trying his best. Good family movie (no sex/cussing). -- 5/22/13 ” - cali-soul
 
42.
Mud (2012)
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Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love. (130 mins.)
Director: Jeff Nichols
“ 7.5/10 - Very good movie, great acting. Set in Arkansas along the Mississippi River. -- 7/27/13 ” - cali-soul
 
43.
Moone Boy (2012 TV Series)
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Martin Moone is a young boy who relies on the help of his imaginary friend Sean to deal with the quandaries of life in a wacky small-town Irish family circa 1990. (23 mins.)
“ 7.5/10 - Finished Season 1, very good, really funny at times. -- 8/10/13 ” - cali-soul
 
44.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
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A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible. (107 mins.)
“ 7.5/10 - Liked the dry humor, good story. Would watch again. -- 8/15/13 ” - cali-soul
 
45.
The Great Gatsby (2013)
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A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby. (143 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ 7/10 - Wasn't 100% on the same page the way Gatsby and Nick were played. Toby Mcguire didn't really do it for me... It was a grand production which was visually stimulating, and Baz didn't go over the top as usual. It was long, but offered just enough compelling elements to endure. -- 8/27/13 ” - cali-soul
 
46.
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
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A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective. (140 mins.)
“ 7/10 - I liked it, but it was a depressing, long movie without a payoff. Bradley Cooper was weak in his role. I didn't really care too much about the characters, no big statement was made, I will probably forget this one very easily. The motorcycle and bank robbery scenes were cool, but other than that, it wasn't like Drive, where the emotion lingered long after the credits. -- 8/27/13 ” - cali-soul
 
47.
Before Midnight (2013)
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We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna. (109 mins.)
“ 5/10 - It was bearable at first, the quick dialogue, a few zingers, but once it's evident Celine and Jesse are just going to keep arguing, it got boring. The acting is incredible (15 min takes, how do they remember all those lines?!), but Celine has become bitter and somewhat unlikable, and Jesse still acts like a pretentious child. Didn't have the romance and optimism of the first two in the series. The beginning up to the group dinner and the very end were ok, the whole middle was a chore to watch. -- 9/4/13 ” - cali-soul
 
48.
Eastbound & Down (2009 TV Series)
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Years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach Physical Education at his old middle school. (28 mins.)
“ 11/24/13 - Finished Season 4. ” - cali-soul
 
49.
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2009 Documentary)
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A year in the life of the White family, well known for Jesco White, the star of the "Dancing Outlaw" documentary. (86 mins.)
Director: Julien Nitzberg
 
50.
This Is the End (2013)
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While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the Biblical Apocalypse. (107 mins.)
“ 1/10 - One of the five worst movies I have ever seen. Maybe the absolute worst. I now hate Seth Rogen and James Franco. -- 12/7/13 ” - cali-soul
 
51.
Orange Is the New Black (2013 TV Series)
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Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life changing prison can really be. (59 mins.)
“ 12/5/13 - Finished Season 1. Excellent ensemble cast, all the right elements for a stellar series. I'm in for season 2.

8/21/14 - Finished Season 2. Amazing. Rosa ran over Vee and killed her, Piper got Alex arrested again, and Nikki has Vee's dope. ” - cali-soul
 
52.
About Time (2013)
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At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think. (123 mins.)
Director: Richard Curtis
“ 9/10 - Charming, touching, funny, feel-good movie that asks the question "What would you change if you could do it over?" -- 2/3/14 ” - cali-soul
 
53.
Rectify (2013 TV Series)
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Daniel Holden must put his life back together after serving 19 years on Georgia's Death Row before DNA evidence calls his conviction into question. (60 mins.)
“ 9/10 - Started 2/5/14, finished season 1 2/11/14. Absolutely hooked. ” - cali-soul
 
54.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013 TV Series)
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Jake Peralta, an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt. (22 mins.)
“ 8.5/10 - Finished season 1 - 3/30/14 - laugh out loud moments, like-able non-stereotypical characters, and Amy Santiago and Rosa are HOT. ” - cali-soul
 
55.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
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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.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ 6/10 - Definitely not my favorite Wes Anderson film, somewhere in the middle of the pack. Overly quirky, tried to be Tarentino-esque. Didn't laugh, or even smirk. Just ok. ” - cali-soul
 
56.
The Conjuring (2013)
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Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. (112 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ 6/10 -- Better than most horror, still an element of cheesiness. -- 10/15 ” - cali-soul
 
57.
American Horror Story (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a farmhouse in Roanoke and a cult. (60 mins.)
“ Coven season was pretty good, watched half of Murder House, couldn't get into it. -- 4/15 ” - cali-soul
 
58.
The Last Man on Earth (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Almost two years after a virus wiped out most of the human race, Phil Miller only wishes for some company, but soon gets more than he bargained for when that company shows up in the form of other survivors. (22 mins.)
“ Got pretty lame pretty quick. Annoying main characters. ” - cali-soul
 
59.
Interstellar (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival. (169 mins.)
“ 7/10 -- Pretty darn good, but long, ending wasn't amazing. -- 5/1/15 ” - cali-soul
 
60.
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease. (117 mins.)
“ 7/10 -- Incredible acting by Mcconaughay. Good story, but no need to watch again. --5/11/15 ” - cali-soul
 
61.
True Detective (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law. (55 mins.)
“ 10/10 -- gripping. Mcconaughay was brilliant. Woody was excellent. Good ol Rust and Marty. -- finished season 1 on 5/30/11 ” - cali-soul
 
62.
Two Night Stand (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A snowstorm forces two people who made an online connection to unwillingly extend their one-night stand as the blizzard goes through the night. (86 mins.)
Director: Max Nichols
 
63.
The Man in the High Castle (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A glimpse into an alternate history of North America. What life after WWII may have been like if the Nazis had won the war. (60 mins.)
 
64.
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. (137 mins.)
 
65.
Ricki and the Flash (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking to make things right with her family. (101 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
66.
Trainwreck (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy. (125 mins.)
Director: Judd Apatow
 
67.
Fresh Off the Boat (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A Taiwanese family makes their way in America during the 1990s. (22 mins.)
 
68.
Straight Outta Compton (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood. (147 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
69.
Undateable (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Danny Burton is a 30-ish carefree single guy who has watched most of his friends move on to serious relationships... (22 mins.)
 
70.
Love (2016 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A program that follows a couple who must navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment and other things they were hoping to avoid. (50 mins.)
 
71.
Master of None (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The personal and professional life of Dev, a 30-year-old actor in New York. (30 mins.)
 
72.
Silicon Valley (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Follows the struggle of Richard Hendricks, a silicon valley engineer trying to build his own company called Pied Piper (28 mins.)
 
73.
Narcos (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years. (49 mins.)
 
74.
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1980, a group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. (117 mins.)
 
75.
House M.D. (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits. (44 mins.)
 
76.
La La Land (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
While waiting for their big breaks, two proper L.A. dreamers, a suavely- charming, soft-spoken jazz pianist and a brilliant, vivacious playwright, attempt to reconcile aspirations and relationship in a magical old-school romance. (128 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle
 
77.
Life in Pieces (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A family comedy told through the separate stories of different family members. (22 mins.)
 
78.
13 Reasons Why (2017 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life. (60 mins.)