Movies I Watched In December 2012

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1.
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
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In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. (107 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ Good movie with good characters. I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow - great performance 7/10 ” - djypamba
 
2.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
Episode: The Dark... Whatever (2012)
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There is another victim of the phantom arsonist, the fifth in two weeks. Dexter thinks has a pretty good idea who is behind it... (53 mins.)
“ Great ep. 8.5/10
“The Dark Passenger has been with me ever since I can remember, pulling the strings, running the show. But, has it turns out, I’m not the puppet.”
Only 2 episodes left... ” - djypamba
 
3.
Ali G Indahouse (2002)
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Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain... (85 mins.)
Director: Mark Mylod
“ Far from 'Borat' and 'The Dictator' but better than 'Bruno'. Good and funny 7/10 ” - djypamba
 
4.
Cloud Atlas (2012)
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An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. (172 mins.)
“ Amazing, original and unique. Brilliant acting from every single actor. One of the best movies this year 9.5/10
"Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others. Past and present. And by each crime; and every kindness we birth our future." ” - djypamba
 
5.
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
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Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour. (82 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ Not funny. Well made but not very interesting. The soundtrack is weak 5.5/11 ” - djypamba
 
6.
Harvie Krumpet (2003 Short Film)
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The odd biography of a man who has Tourette's Syndrome, chronic bad luck, menial jobs, nudist tendencies, and a book of "fakts" hung around his neck. (23 mins.)
Director: Adam Elliot
“ Incredible. Great fusion between humor and tragedy. Hope there will be something new from Adam Elliot soon. 9/10
"Life is like a cigarette; smoke it to the butt." ” - djypamba
 
7.
Fanboys (2009)
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Star Wars fanatics take a cross-country trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace before its release. (90 mins.)
Director: Kyle Newman
“ Good comedy. Hilarious last line "what if this movie sucks?" 7/10 ” - djypamba
 
8.
Star Trek (2009)
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The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time. (127 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ Not a Star Trek fan but I really really like this one 9/10 ” - djypamba
 
9.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
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An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body. (106 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
“ Not the best from Mel Brooks but not bad. Great Marty Feldman as Igor) 6/10 ” - djypamba
 
10.
Juno (2007)
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Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child. (96 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ Very good movie. Solid performance by Ellen Page and great soundtrack 7/10 ” - djypamba
 
11.
A Serious Man (2009)
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Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking. (106 mins.)
“ I expected more from this 6.5/10 ” - djypamba
 
12.
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
“ Very good comedy 7/10 ” - djypamba
 
13.
I Love You, Man (2009)
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Friendless Peter Klaven goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding. But, when his insta-bond with his new B.F.F. puts a strain on his relationship with his fiancée, can the trio learn to live happily ever after? (105 mins.)
Director: John Hamburg
“ Slapping Da Bass...
Great movie. Funny and entertaining. Nice cast also 8.5/10 ” - djypamba
 
14.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Do You See What I See? (2012)
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At Deb's request, Batista locates Arlene Schramm, the witness who saw Hannah McKay kill a counselor in a halfway house... (53 mins.)
“ Great episode with awesome ending 8.5/10
The final episode looks incredible ” - djypamba
 
15.
Cashback (2004 Short Film)
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Ben is an art college student in London, whose imagination runs wild as he works the late-night shift at the local supermarket. What do he and his colleagues do to pass the long, endless hours of the night? (18 mins.)
Director: Sean Ellis
“ Very good short film 7.5/10 ” - djypamba
 
16.
Up in the Air (2009)
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Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job traveling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest and a new hire. (109 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ Great movie with very good acting 8/10 ” - djypamba
 
17.
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
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The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Farrelly
“ I thought it would be funnier... 6/10 ” - djypamba
 
18.
Taxidermia (2006)
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Three generations of men, including a pervert that constantly seeks for new kinds of satisfaction, an obese speed eater and a passionate embalmer. (91 mins.)
Director: György Pálfi
“ Ridiculous, pointless and disgusting for most of the people... but definitely different 4/10 ” - djypamba
 
19.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Surprise, Motherfucker! (2012)
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Dexter must protect himself when LaGuerta closes in on his secret. (53 mins.)
“ Great finale for one very solid season 9/10
"We all make rules for ourselves. It's these rules that help define who we are. So when we break those rules we risk losing ourselves and becoming something unknown. Who is Deb now? Who am I? Is this a new beginning? Or the beginning of the end?" ” - djypamba
 
20.
Raising Arizona (1987)
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When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated. (94 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ Very good and funny. John Goodman steal the show 7.5/10 ” - djypamba
 
21.
Thank You for Smoking (2005)
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Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son. (92 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ Good movie 6.5/10 ” - djypamba
 
22.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
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Goaded by his buddies, a nerdy guy who's never "done the deed" only finds the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother. (116 mins.)
Director: Judd Apatow
“ Good movie 7/10 ” - djypamba
 
23.
Goon (2011)
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Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Dowse
“ Great, enjoyable and underrated. Sean WIlliam Scott's bets role so far 8.5/10
"I think I nailed him." ” - djypamba
 
24.
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
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Incompetent police detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II. (85 mins.)
Director: David Zucker
“ Great comedy 8.5/10 ” - djypamba
 
25.
Back to the Future (1985)
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Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Classic 10/10 ” - djypamba
 
26.
Adaptation. (2002)
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A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen. (114 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
“ Good 7/10 ” - djypamba
 
27.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
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Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. (133 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ I expected more from this one... nice soundtrack 6/10 ” - djypamba
 
28.
Risky Business (1983)
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A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand. (99 mins.)
Director: Paul Brickman
“ Good movie 6/10 ” - djypamba
 
29.
As Good as It Gets (1997)
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A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery. (139 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
“ Great acting especially Nicholson 7/10
Cuddy and Taub having a lunch ” - djypamba
 
30.
Barfly (1987)
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Based on the life of successful poet Charles Bukowski and his exploits in Hollywood during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. (100 mins.)
“ Not bad but Bukowski got much better books and stories. Very good job by Mickey and Faye 7/10 ” - djypamba
 
31.
Top Secret! (1984)
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Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany. (90 mins.)
“ Good and silly comedy 7/10 ” - djypamba
 
32.
Pineapple Express (2008)
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A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witnesses his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him. (111 mins.)
“ Great comedy. Franco and Rogen are awesome together 8/10 ” - djypamba
 
33.
The Waterboy (1998)
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A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team. (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Coraci
“ Not as funny as I remember but still very good 7.5/10 ” - djypamba
 
34.
Blazing Saddles (1974)
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In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary. (93 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
“ Good movie. Little better than Young Frankestein but not as good as Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights 7/10 ” - djypamba
 
35.
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
“ why tagged Comedy before Drama? not a bad movie but little boring. Good George Clooney 6.5/10 ” - djypamba
 
36.
3 Idiots (2009)
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Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots". (170 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
“ Aal Izz Well!Aal Izz Well!Aal Izz Well!
Amazing, funny and enchanting 9/10 ” - djypamba
 
37.
The Expendables 2 (2012)
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Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat. (103 mins.)
Director: Simon West
“ Better and much funnier than the first one 7.5/10
Trench: "I ran out of ammo! I'll be back!"
Church: "You've been enough back! I'LL be back!" ” - djypamba