Movies viewed Nov 2012

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1.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
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A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (100 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
“ Never been a fan, and after this, never will. ” - FlashCallahan
 
2.
Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
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Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone. (86 mins.)
Director: Brad Parker
“ Apart from a cameo from a grizzly, nothing new here. ” - FlashCallahan
 
3.
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)
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John looks to take down Luc Deveraux after a home invasion claims his wife and daughter. The fight pits John against Andrew Scott and an army of genetically enhanced warriors; meanwhile, he must contend with a UniSol in relentless pursuit. (114 mins.)
Director: John Hyams
“ A very bizarre movie. Nothing like the original, but good never the less ” - FlashCallahan
 
4.
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
“ Brilliant. The best film in the last 23 years, and this proves Craig is the best Bond ” - FlashCallahan
 
5.
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012 Video)
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A group of college students, on a trip to the Mountain Man Festival on Halloween in West Virginia, encounter a clan of cannibals. (91 mins.)
Director: Declan O'Brien
“ Better than parts 2 and 3, but Bradley is so annoying in this ” - FlashCallahan
 
6.
The Return (2006)
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Joanna Mills, a traveling business woman, begins having nightmares of a murder that occurred 15 years ago. Soon she is drawn to an old farmhouse, where the murder took place. (85 mins.)
Director: Asif Kapadia
“ Gellar, still trying to be the new mistress of Horror, each film becomes more painful, stick to TV.... ” - FlashCallahan
 
7.
Short Circuit (1986)
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Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes. (98 mins.)
Director: John Badham
“ Apart from the awful culture reference, this is still nostalgic.... ” - FlashCallahan
 
8.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
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As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan. (101 mins.)
Director: Lorene Scafaria
“ A brilliant little film, that not many will see. Such a shame... ” - FlashCallahan
 
9.
Street Trash (1987)
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A liquor store owner sells alcoholic beverages to homeless people, unaware of what the bottles actually contain: toxic brew. (91 mins.)
Director: Jim Muro
“ Makes you feel dirty when watching it, it's okay, but way over rated ” - FlashCallahan
 
10.
Mom (1991)
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An L.A. man is shocked to discover that his loving and caring elderly mother has become a vicious werewolf. (95 mins.)
Director: Patrick Rand
“ Bilge, If James wasn't in this, this could have possibly been one of the most dreadful things I've endured ” - FlashCallahan
 
11.
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
“ A brilliant film. Don't read anything about it, go in cold. Both hilarious and tense ” - FlashCallahan
 
12.
The Video Dead (1987 Video)
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A family takes delivery of a new television set, unaware that it is the gateway by which killer zombies enter the world. (90 mins.)
Director: Robert Scott
“ Not good at all ” - FlashCallahan
 
13.
One Missed Call (2008)
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Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves - messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths. (87 mins.)
Director: Eric Valette
“ Better than expected, but only in the sense that it was so chuckle some... ” - FlashCallahan
 
14.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
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Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them. (105 mins.)
“ Bit boring. Too much like night watch, and the lead looks more like Liam Neeson than Lincoln ” - FlashCallahan
 
15.
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
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After his parents are murdered, a tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior. (79 mins.)
“ A novel idea, that should have been great, just made at the wrong time. Needs a reboot. ” - FlashCallahan
 
16.
Garfield (2004)
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Jon Arbuckle buys a second pet, a dog named Odie. However, Odie is then abducted and it is up to Jon's cat, Garfield, to find and rescue the canine. (80 mins.)
Director: Pete Hewitt
“ It just happened. One for the daughter ” - FlashCallahan
 
17.
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)
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Tinker Bell journey far North of Never Land to patch things up with her friend Terence and restore a Pixie Dust Tree. (81 mins.)
Director: Klay Hall
“ Again, daughters choice, nothing good or bad, androgynous film making ” - FlashCallahan
 
18.
The Rundown (2003)
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A tough aspiring chef is hired to bring home a mobster's son from the Amazon but becomes involved in the fight against an oppressive town operator and the search for a legendary treasure. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
“ A little too comic book , for my liking, but The Rock is a good screen presence, and keeps the film from being too mundane ” - FlashCallahan
 
19.
The Last Horror Movie (2003)
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A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh. (80 mins.)
Director: Julian Richards
“ Even though it's a little too much like 'Man Bites Dog', the fubdamental essence of the video stalker is novel, and it can be a harsh watch ” - FlashCallahan
 
20.
Elf (2003)
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After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. (97 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
“ A nice little christmas movie, always makes me happy ” - FlashCallahan
 
21.
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
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A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship. (92 mins.)
Director: Richard Eyre
“ A nice twist on the stalker movie, Dench and Blanchett excel in their roles, well worth seeing. The ending is the icing on the cake ” - FlashCallahan
 
22.
Liar Liar (1997)
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A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he turns his son down for the last time. (86 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
“ Carreys last film as a true A-list comic. dramatic roles aside, he's never reached the heights he did here ” - FlashCallahan
 
23.
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
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James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads with the help of a KGB agent whose lover he killed. (125 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
“ Moore's best Bond. With an amazing opening scene ” - FlashCallahan
 
24.
Turistas (2006)
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A group of young backpackers' vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian rural area that holds an ominous secret. (93 mins.)
Director: John Stockwell
“ A fresh antitdote to those torture porn movies that were rife in the late noughties ” - FlashCallahan
 
25.
The Forgotten Ones (2009 Video)
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When a devastating boat crash shipwrecks a group of friends in the jungles of an uncharted island, they... (90 mins.)
Director: Jorg Ihle
“ Boring to say the least. A mix of Predator and numerous direct to Blu Ray pap. Which this is. ” - FlashCallahan
 
26.
S.W.A.T. (2003)
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An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody and only the LAPD's Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it. (117 mins.)
Director: Clark Johnson
“ A heady mix of montages and one-liners. Not bad, but on second viewing, you realise it's pretty pointless stuff ” - FlashCallahan
 
27.
The Watch (2012)
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Four men who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion. (102 mins.)
Director: Akiva Schaffer
“ No where near as bad as the critics state, not original, but it has some very funny parts. Stiller looks weak, Vaughn steals the show ” - FlashCallahan
 
28.
The Campaign (2012)
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An incumbent congressman embroiled in personal scandal faces a no-holds-barred challenge from a naive newcomer funded by two unscrupulous billionaire lobbyist brothers. (85 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
“ Could have been so much more, regarding the topic, but Ferrall is as funny as always, and Roach proves there is life after Meet The Parents ” - FlashCallahan
 
29.
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
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In a small American town, a diabolical circus and its demonic proprietor prey on the townsfolk. (95 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
“ A macarbe Disney movie? Count me in! ” - FlashCallahan
 
30.
Accepted (2006)
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A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown. (93 mins.)
Director: Steve Pink
“ Really well made, reminds me of Eighties high school comedies, really worth checking out ” - FlashCallahan
 
31.
Krull (1983)
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A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet. (116 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
“ a little painful to watch, basically a poor mans Return of The Jedi ” - FlashCallahan
 
32.
Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010)
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As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror. (90 mins.)
Director: Kevin Greutert
“ Compared to the first movie, it's ridiculous, but not the worst of the series. ” - FlashCallahan
 
33.
Jingle All the Way (1996)
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A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas, however, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one. (89 mins.)
Director: Brian Levant
“ A festive guilty pleasure, gets better every christmas ” - FlashCallahan
 
34.
The Sweeney (2012)
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A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police. Based on the '70s UK TV show. (112 mins.)
Director: Nick Love
“ Really disappointing, Loves worse film. Winstone is good, Drew is irritating to the point of wanting to skip his scenes ” - FlashCallahan
 
35.
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
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In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 metres deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up! This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus. (84 mins.)
 
36.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)
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A group of teenagers get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths. (95 mins.)
Director: Kim Henkel
 
37.
End of Watch (2012)
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Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves. (109 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
“ A brilliant movie. Ayers has made something that stands against Training Day and NARC as one of the best Police thrillers of the past eleven years. ” - FlashCallahan
 
38.
Zombie Diaries 2 (2011)
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Three months have passed since a viral outbreak wiped out 99.9% of the world's population, turning its victims into flesh-eating living dead... (88 mins.)
“ Nothing special. Mediocre acting, slow zombies and story ” - FlashCallahan
 
39.
The Quest (1996)
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Chris embarks on an odyssey of self-discovery that spans the globe. Kidnapped and enslaved by gun smugglers... (95 mins.)
“ Bloodsport mach 2 with James Bond. Van Damme gets to fight the bloke from Hot Chocolate at the end.
But a competent Debut from Van Damme the director ” - FlashCallahan
 
40.
Wicked Little Things (2006)
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Karen, Sarah, and Emma Tunney are all moving to a small town in Pennsylvania where, unknown to them, in 1913, a horrid mine accident trapped dozens of children alive, underground. But there's a problem. They're still alive. (94 mins.)
Director: J.S. Cardone
“ Boring little movie. ” - FlashCallahan
 
41.
Videodrome (1983)
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A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station. (87 mins.)
“ Classic Cronenberg body horror.
Long live the new flesh..... ” - FlashCallahan
 
42.
Judge Dredd (1995)
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In a dystopian future, Joseph Dredd, the most famous Judge (a police officer with instant field judiciary powers), is convicted for a crime he did not commit and must face his murderous counterpart. (96 mins.)
Director: Danny Cannon
“ It's not that bad really. Stallone is okay, Schneider grates, Assante is criminally over the top.
A fun, dumb movie ” - FlashCallahan
 
43.
Black Christmas (2006)
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An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one. (84 mins.)
Director: Glen Morgan
“ Pointless remake featuring a killer who needs his LFT sorting out ” - FlashCallahan
 
44.
Jack and Jill (2011)
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Family guy Jack Sadelstein prepares for the annual event he dreads: the Thanksgiving visit of his twin sister, the needy and passive-aggressive Jill, who then refuses to leave. (91 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
“ I have to admit, the more I watch this, the more i'm liking it. ” - FlashCallahan
 
45.
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
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Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, whisking Lewis away in a time machine and together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate. (95 mins.)
 
46.
Flight of the Navigator (1986)
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In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship. (90 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
 
47.
Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! (2012)
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A worried new teacher has to juggle a pregnant wife and a class of children on a road trip to the National 'Song for Christmas' Competition. (105 mins.)
Director: Debbie Isitt
 
48.
The Flintstones (1994)
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In this live-action feature of the cartoon show, Fred Flintstone finally gets the job he's always wanted, but it may just come at a price. (91 mins.)
Director: Brian Levant
 
49.
Wrong Turn (2003)
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Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding." (84 mins.)
Director: Rob Schmidt
 
50.
Deadly Blessing (1981)
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After her husband dies of mysterious circumstances, a widow becomes increasingly paranoid of the neighboring religious community that may have diabolical plans for her. (100 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
51.
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
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The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve. (85 mins.)
Director: Brian Henson
 
52.
A Christmas Story (1983)
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In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. (94 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
53.
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 metres deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up! This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus. (84 mins.)
 
54.
Twilight (2008)
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A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire. (122 mins.)
 
55.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
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Edward leaves Bella after an attack that nearly claimed her life, and in her depression she falls into yet another paranormal relationship - this time with werewolf Jacob Black. (130 mins.)
Director: Chris Weitz