November 2013

3 I liked it.
4 I liked it a lot.
5 Loved it!
2 Didn't like it.
1 Wanted to stab someone.

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1.
Toy Story of Terror (2013 Short Film)
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Woody and the gang are held up at a roadside motel and members of the group start to disappear from everywhere. Woody and set about getting to the bottom of the mystery. (22 mins.)
Director: Angus MacLane
 
2.
This Girl's Life (2003)
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"Slice of life" take on life of international porn celebrity, Moon, and her musings on modern life, love and loss. (104 mins.)
Director: Ash
 
3.
Lore (2012)
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As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate. (109 mins.)
Director: Cate Shortland
 
4.
Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything. (79 mins.)
Director: Cullen Hoback
 
5.
Stories We Tell (2012 Documentary)
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A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. (108 mins.)
Director: Sarah Polley
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
6.
Into the Abyss (2011 Documentary)
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Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill. (107 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
7.
The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (1939)
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In Tokyo in 1888, Kikunosuke Onoue, the adoptive son of an important actor, discovers that he is praised... (143 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
8.
Clash of the Titans (1981)
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A film adaption of the myth of Perseus and his quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda. (118 mins.)
Director: Desmond Davis
“ 2.5 ” - mnoe
 
9.
The Brothers Karamazov (1958)
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Ryevsk, Russia, 1870. Tensions abound in the Karamazov family. Fyodor is a wealthy libertine who holds his purse strings tightly... (145 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
10.
Wadjda (2012)
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An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. (98 mins.)
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
11.
Company (2011)
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Following five couples and their friend Robert (Neil Patrick Harris), the perpetual bachelor, Company... (145 mins.)
Director: Lonny Price
 
12.
The Snow Walker (2003)
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A pilot and his passenger struggle for survival after crashing in the Arctic tundra. (103 mins.)
 
13.
The Secret of Kells (2009)
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A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. (75 mins.)
 
14.
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
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To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected. (82 mins.)
Director: Don Bluth
 
15.
The Lady and the Mob (1939)
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Society-woman Hattie Leonard organizes her own band of 'gang-busters' when she discovers a garment she... (66 mins.)
Director: Ben Stoloff
 
16.
Child of Manhattan (1933)
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Paul Vanderkill is extraordinarily wealthy because his grandfather happened to buy farmland in what was to become Midtown Manhattan... (70 mins.)
Director: Edward Buzzell
 
17.
The Source Family (2012 Documentary)
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A feature documentary film set in Hollywood, examining a radical experiment in '70s utopian living.... (98 mins.)
 
18.
Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
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A World War I soldier, rendered blind, deaf, limbless, and mute by a horrific artillery shell attack, finds a unique way of communicating with his doctors. (111 mins.)
Director: Dalton Trumbo
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
19.
Men in War (1957)
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During the Korean War, a battle-worn lieutenant and his platoon are behind enemy lines, and have orders to march to Hill 465 for possible relief. (102 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
20.
Inequality for All (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap. (89 mins.)
Director: Jacob Kornbluth
“ 5 ” - mnoe
 
21.
Beau Brummell (1954)
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In 1796, Captain George Brummell of the 10th Royal Hussars Regiment offends the Prince of Wales with his straightforward outspokenness and gets fired from the army but is chosen as the Prince's personal advisor. (113 mins.)
 
22.
Bethlehem (2013)
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Tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant... (99 mins.)
Director: Yuval Adler
“ 5 ” - mnoe
 
23.
Petulia (1968)
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An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor. (105 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
“ 5 ” - mnoe
 
24.
Danielson: A Family Movie (or, Make a Joyful Noise Here) (2006 Documentary)
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"Danielson: a Family movie" is a documentary about unbridled creativity vs. accessibility, Christian faith vs... (110 mins.)
Director: J.L. Aronson
 
25.
The Last Unicorn (1982)
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A brave unicorn and a magician fight an evil king who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world's unicorns. (92 mins.)
 
26.
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
“ 1.5 ” - mnoe
 
27.
Anna Lucasta (1958)
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Young woman struggling with a sordid past finds her biggest enemy had larger Demons than her. (97 mins.)
Director: Arnold Laven
“ 2 ” - mnoe
 
28.
Prometheus (2012)
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Following clues to the origin of mankind a team journey across the universe and find a structure on a distant moon containing a monolithic statue of a humanoid head and stone cylinders of alien blood but they soon find they are not alone. (124 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ 1.5 ” - mnoe
 
29.
10 Items or Less (2006)
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An actor (Freeman) prepping for an upcoming role meets a quirky grocery clerk (Vega), and the pair hit the road to show one another their respective worlds. (82 mins.)
Director: Brad Silberling
“ 2 ” - mnoe
 
30.
Now and Then (1995)
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Four 12-year-old girls grow up together during an eventful small-town summer in 1970. (100 mins.)
“ 2 ” - mnoe
 
31.
Identity Thief (2013)
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Mild mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Florida to confront the deceptively harmless looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy's identity. (111 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
“ 2 ” - mnoe
 
32.
Summer Heights High (2007 TV Series)
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The life of a public school epitomized by disobedient student Jonah Takalua, self-absorbed private school exchange student Ja'mie King, and megalomaniac drama teacher Mr. G. (30 mins.)
 
33.
Hello Ladies (2013 TV Series)
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A gawky Englishman comes to Los Angeles to find the woman of his dreams. (29 mins.)
 
34.
Gravity (2013)
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A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. (91 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
35.
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles (2013 TV Special)
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Prepare for an evening of riotously shocking material as sharp-witted stand-up superstar Sarah Silverman steps up for her first HBO solo special. (53 mins.)
Director: Liam Lynch
 
36.
Valentine Road (2013 Documentary)
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On February 12, 2008, in Oxnard, California, eighth-grade student Brandon McInerney shot his classmate... (89 mins.)
 
37.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
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A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land. (144 mins.)
Director: Ken Hughes
 
38.
The Golden Bowl (1972 Mini-Series)
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(50 mins.)
“ 4 ” - mnoe