December 2013

by miran_kor | created - 02 Dec 2013 | updated - 20 Feb 2014 | Public

My viewing log. All the films (listed at IMDb) I've seen during this month.

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TV - TV viewing OL - online viewing

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1. The Dust Factory (2004)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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48 Metascore

The Dust Factory is an adventure about the love and friendship between two teenagers who help each other through a difficult time in their lives.

Director: Eric Small | Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Kelley, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Kim Myers

Votes: 1,393 | Gross: $0.01M

TV, 12/1/13. 6/10 (FF).

2. Pillow Talk (1959)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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A man and a woman who share a party line cannot stand each other, but he has fun romancing her with his voice disguised.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 12,512 | Gross: $18.75M

TV, 12/1/13. 7/10 (FF).

3. 180° South (2010)

PG | 85 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

7.6
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The film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia.

Director: Chris Malloy | Stars: Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, Keith Malloy, Alicia Salome Acuna Ika

Votes: 2,573 | Gross: $0.03M

TV, 12/1/13. 7/10 (FF).

4. An American Haunting (2005)

PG-13 | 83 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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38 Metascore

Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.

Director: Courtney Solomon | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, Rachel Hurd-Wood, James D'Arcy

Votes: 23,113 | Gross: $16.30M

TV, 12/1/13. 6.5/10 (FF).

5. Quem Faz Correr Quim (1991)

22 min | Short

5.5
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The story of one man's struggle to cope with the birth of his deformed child as he runs back and forth between his wife, mistress, and mother.

Director: Mariano Bartolomeu | Stars: Afonso Malheiro, Sandra Pitra, Maria J. Swart

Votes: 42

OL, 12/2/13. 7/10 (FF).

6. Tides to and Fro (2010)

10 min | Animation, Short

6.9
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Director: Ivan Maksimov

Votes: 55

OL, 12/2/13. 9/10 (R).

7. Vne Igry (2012)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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A film about the relationship between the three orphan toys in a closed space of the attic...

Director: Ivan Maksimov

Votes: 33

OL, 12/2/13. 8/10 (R).

8. Dopolnitel'nye vozmozhnosti pyatachka (2008)

5 min | Animation, Short

6.6
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A surreal world of animals trying to use their noses to do funny things, animals doing funny things despite their noses, and sucking rabbits addicted to carrots.

Director: Ivan Maksimov

Votes: 46

OL, 12/2/13. 7/10 (FF).

9. Czechoslovakia 1918-1968 (1969)

13 min | Documentary, Short, History

6.8
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Short documentary about 50 years of history of Czechoslovakia, with archive images.

Directors: Robert M. Fresco, Denis Sanders | Stars: Leonid Brezhnev, Neville Chamberlain, Alexander Dubcek, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 137

OL, 12/2/13. 8/10 (R).

10. Joy Ride: An Auto Theft (1976)

13 min | Drama, Short

5.1
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Val & Tim swipe Randall's car to enjoy a little harmless spin. Buoyed by their increased status and mobility, they convince their girlfriends to hop in. However, as the road takes a twist, the joy ride takes a similar turn...to DISASTER!

Director: Bill Crain | Stars: Kari Michaelsen, Victoria Paige Meyerink, Tim Palladino, Val Thorgusen

Votes: 109

OL, 12/2/13. 4.5/10 (FF).

11. The Lead Shoes (1949)

18 min | Short

5.3
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A short experimental film by Sidney Peterson using double overlapping lenses to tell the story of a woman and a deep sea diver.

Director: Sidney Peterson

Votes: 184

OL, 12/2/13. 6.5/10 (FF).

12. Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict (2013)

105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.2
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This drama documentary for cinema explores the pacifism that was such a powerful influence on composer Benjamin Britten's life and work. The story begins in 1929 at Gresham's School in ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Britten | Stars: John Hurt, Joseph Horovitz, Simon Kinder, Sue Phipps

Votes: 26

TV, 12/2/13. 7/10 (FF).

13. Fleke (2011)

94 min | Drama

6.7
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Two 17 year old girls Lana & Irena meet in the unlikely place of a toilet in a nightclub bonding a friendship due to blood stain which could get both into serious trouble with the police.

Director: Aldo Tardozzi | Stars: Iskra Jirsak, Nika Miskovic, Zivko Anocic, Goran Grgic

Votes: 204

TV, 12/2/13. 7.5/10 (FF).

14. I Am Joaquin (1969)

20 min | Documentary, Short, Music

6.3
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This short film is based on the poem by the same title published by Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales in 1967.

Director: Luis Valdez | Star: Luis Valdez

Votes: 100

OL, 12/3/13. 8/10 (R).

15. Archandel Gabriel a paní Husa (1965)

28 min | Animation, Short

6.4
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A joyful puppet film based on a story from Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron. It is a story of a philandering monk and a beautiful but dull lady who surrenders only to archangel Gabriel. A ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Trnka

Votes: 81

OL, 12/3/13. 8/10 (R).

16. Fährmann Maria (1936)

85 min | Thriller, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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A beautiful young drifter comes to a small village and battles Death itself to save the man she loves.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Sybille Schmitz, Aribert Mog, Carl de Vogt, Peter Voß

Votes: 184

OL, 12/3/13. 7/10 (FF).

17. Professor Balthazar (1967–1977)
Episode: Zvonko sa zvonika (1971)

9 min | Animation, Short, Family

5.8
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The clock tower is out of order which leads to confusion in professor Balthazar's city. People oversleep or work through the night since they do not know the time. The clock is replaced but... See full summary »

Director: Boris Kolar | Stars: Zlatko Crnkovic, Erik Schumann

Votes: 8

TV, 12/3/13. 6/10 (FF).

18. Wagner's Dream (2012)

115 min | Documentary

7.4
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79 Metascore

Add a Plot

Director: Susan Froemke | Stars: Carl Fillion, Peter Gelb, Robert Lepage, James Levine

Votes: 61

TV, 12/3/13. 7.5/10 (FF).

19. Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.1
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90 Metascore

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

Votes: 76,982 | Gross: $4.44M

TV, 12/3/13. 8/10 (R).

20. Dirty Work (1933)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Chimney sweeps Stanley and Oliver go about their job, reducing Professor Noodle's living room to a shambles in the process, while the mad doctor works in his laboratory perfecting his "... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Samuel Adams, Jiggs

Votes: 1,272

OL, 12/4/13. 7/10 (FF).

21. Hog Wild (1930)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy

7.7
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Ollie can't find his hat, much to the amusement of his wife and maid. Then Ollie and Stan attempt to install a rooftop radio antenna.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Yola d'Avril, Dorothy Granger

Votes: 1,312

OL, 12/4/13. 7.5/10 (R).

22. Port of Call (1948)

100 min | Drama

6.7
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A suicidal factory girl out of reformatory school, anxious to escape her overbearing mother, falls in love with a sailor who can't forgive her past.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Nine-Christine Jönsson, Bengt Eklund, Mimi Nelson, Berta Hall

Votes: 1,445

OL, 12/4/13. 7/10 (FF).

23. Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925)

Passed | 71 min | Documentary

7.8
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The struggles of a hardscrabble Iranian nomadic tribe as they journey through bleak country to reach the grasslands that will save their livestock.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Marguerite Harrison, Haidar Khan

Votes: 809

OL, 12/4/13. 9/10 (R).

24. La voix du rossignol (1925)

13 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.1
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A partly-animated short film, a fairy-tale-like telling of why the nightingale only sings at night. A young girl who has caught a nightingale dreams about the nightingale and its mate, and ... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz | Star: Nina Star

Votes: 286

OL, 12/4/13. 8/10 (R).

25. Rules of Engagement (2000)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.4
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45 Metascore

An attorney defends an officer on trial for ordering his troops to fire on civilians after they stormed a U.S. embassy in a third world country.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 39,801 | Gross: $61.34M

TV, 12/4/13. 7/10 (FF).

26. The Talking Car (1969)

16 min | Documentary, Short

4.3
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A young boy has a dream after nearly being run over after dashing out into the street. In it, a car from the '20s, one from the '40s and one from the '60s teach him the "See And Be Seen" ... See full summary »

Star: Brian Forster

Votes: 87

OL, 12/5/13. 4.5/10 (P).

27. Sunday (1961)

17 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Dan Drasin's documentary short, shot in a single afternoon in 1961, is often cited as the first major social protest film of the Sixties. When 19-year-old Drasin and his friends joined folk... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Drasin | Star: Israel Young

Votes: 87

OL, 12/5/13. 9/10 (R).

28. Like, Totally... (2004)

3 min | Short

5.2
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Two Valley Girls meet on the street and exhaust their entire vocabulary in exactly 48 seconds.

Director: Daniel Drasin | Stars: Anna Sutheim, Rebecca Sutheim

Votes: 6

OL, 12/5/13. 7/10 (FF).

29. Helpmates (1932)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

8.0
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Oliver's house is in a shambles after a wild party, and his wife is due home at noon. He calls Stanley to help him fix the place up, and the typical catastrophies ensue. Somehow, however, ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Bobby Burns, Bob Callahan

Votes: 1,475

OL, 12/5/13. 8/10 (R).

30. Laughing Gravy (1930)

Passed | 21 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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Stan and Ollie try to hide their pet dog Laughing Gravy from their exasperated, mean tempered landlord, who has a "No Pets" policy.

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Charles Dorety

Votes: 1,188

OL, 12/5/13. 7.5/10 (R).

Note: Shorter (20 min) version is more effective. No wonder the different ending sequence lasting around ten minutes was omitted upon film's release (according to IMDb it was rediscovered in 1985 and subsequently released on video and DVD).

31. Scents and Sensibility (2011)

PG | 90 min | Drama

5.3
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Two sisters find that they have to make their own way in the world after their father is jailed. Elinor is a cleaner in a spa. Marianne works for a marketing company but she also makes scented lotions, which turn out to be a real winner.

Director: Brian Brough | Stars: Ashley Williams, Marla Sokoloff, Nick Zano, Brad Johnson

Votes: 1,059

TV, 12/5/13. 3/10 (P).

32. Professor Balthazar (1967–1977)
Episode: Doktor za zivotinje (1971)

10 min | Animation, Short, Family

5.9
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Young Tom borrows his father's medical kit to visit the zoo and cure the sick animals. Willy is a cowardly tiger, Abdullah the camel has a broken hump, Archia the bear is depressed and Koko... See full summary »

Director: Zlatko Grgic | Stars: Zlatko Crnkovic, Erik Schumann

Votes: 8

Orig. title: Doktor za životinje.

TV, 12/5/13. 6.5/10 (FF).

33. Boarding Gate (2007)

R | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

5.1
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47 Metascore

An Italian woman who lives in London has a passionate affair with a former financial big gun. She also had a second lover, a contract killer who has to kill the big gun. Her second lover's ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Asia Argento, Michael Madsen, Kelly Lin, Carl Ng

Votes: 3,018 | Gross: $0.05M

TV, 12/5/13. 5.5/10 (FF).

34. Herbie (1966)

3 min | Short

5.8
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Add a Plot

Directors: Paul Golding, George Lucas

Votes: 484

OL, 12/6/13. 8/10 (R).

35. The Emperor (1967)

24 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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Comments on the background and popularity of disc jockey "Emperor" Bob Hudson, who bases his shows on the idea that radio is a fantasy.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Bob Hudson, George Lucas

Votes: 95

OL, 12/6/13. 7/10 (FF).

36. Interviews with My Lai Veterans (1971)

22 min | Documentary, Short, War

7.6
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Interviews with five former American soldiers who were present at the March 16, 1968 attack on the village of My Lai during the Vietnam War; they discuss the orders that were issued leading... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Strick | Star: Richard Hammer

Votes: 170

OL, 12/6/13. 8/10 (R).

37. Towed in a Hole (1932)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short

8.0
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Although they are successful fishmongers, Stan convinces Ollie that they should become fishermen too - but making a boat seaworthy is not an easy task.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert

Votes: 1,364

OL, 12/6/13. 7.5/10 (R).

38. Don Quixote (1933)

Not Rated | 73 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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In Spain, in the sixteenth century, an elderly gentleman named Don Quixote has gone mad from reading too many books on chivalry. Proclaiming himself a knight, he sets out with his squire, ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Feodor Chaliapin Sr., George Robey, Oscar Asche, René Donnio

Votes: 249

OL, 12/6/13. 7/10 (FF).

39. Diggers (2006)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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66 Metascore

A story about a tight-knit group of friends, who try to maintain their small-town way of life in the face of enormous changes in 1970s Long Island.

Director: Katherine Dieckmann | Stars: Paul Rudd, Ken Marino, Maura Tierney, Ron Eldard

Votes: 2,247 | Gross: $0.07M

TV, 12/6/13. 7/10 (FF).

40. Eight Below (2006)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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64 Metascore

Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Paul Walker, Jason Biggs, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood

Votes: 53,207 | Gross: $81.61M

TV, 12/6/13. 6/10 (FF).

41. Border River (1954)

Approved | 80 min | Romance, Western

6.3
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A Confederate officer and his men journey to Mexico to buy guns to continue the war effort. A Union officer determines to stop them.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Joel McCrea, Yvonne De Carlo, Pedro Armendáriz, Alfonso Bedoya

Votes: 226

TV, 12/7/13. 5.5/10 (FF).

42. Little Black Book (2004)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

5.3
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36 Metascore

A woman snoops through her boyfriend's palm pilot and reveals his former girlfriends, which causes her to question why they're still listed in his little black book.

Director: Nick Hurran | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Ron Livingston, Holly Hunter, Kathy Bates

Votes: 15,964 | Gross: $20.42M

TV, 12/7/13. 5/10 (FF).

43. The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

4.8
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A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.

Director: Patrick Sisam | Stars: Tom Arnold, Armando Acevedo, Holland Hayes, Karl Anthony

Votes: 813

TV, 12/7/13. 5/10 (FF).

44. Mystery, Alaska (1999)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.7
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49 Metascore

This comedy is about the residents of a small town who get over-excited when their hockey team gets chosen to host a televised event

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Russell Crowe, Burt Reynolds, Hank Azaria, Mary McCormack

Votes: 23,273 | Gross: $8.89M

TV, 12/7/13. 6/10 (FF).

45. Lay the Favorite (2012)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.8
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38 Metascore

Ex-private dancer Beth aspires to be a Las Vegas cocktail waitress, when she falls in with Dink, a sports gambler. Sparks fly as she proves to be something of a gambling prodigy--much to the ire of Dink's wife, Tulip.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 9,704 | Gross: $0.02M

TV, 12/7/13. 6/10 (FF).

46. Gates of the Night (1946)

100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.3
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It's Paris in the winter after its liberation. A tramp, pretending to be Destiny, predicts that Jean Diego will fall in love with a beautiful girl. The same evening, Jean meets Malou. Not ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Serge Reggiani, Yves Montand, Nathalie Nattier

Votes: 818

TV, 12/8/13. 6.5/10 (FF).

47. Jumanji (1995)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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39 Metascore

When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde

Votes: 243,011 | Gross: $100.48M

TV, 12/8/13. 5.5/10 (FF).

48. Militia (2000)

R | 89 min | Action, Adventure

3.0
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An ATF agent goes undercover to retrieve stolen anthrax missiles.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Dean Cain, Jennifer Beals, Frederic Forrest, Stacy Keach

Votes: 592

TV, 12/8/13. 4/10 (P).

49. Chapter 27 (2007)

R | 84 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.7
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32 Metascore

A film about Mark David Chapman in the days leading up to the infamous murder of Beatle John Lennon.

Director: J.P. Schaefer | Stars: Chuck Cooper, Victor Verhaeghe, Robert Gerard Larkin, Lindsay Lohan

Votes: 9,269 | Gross: $0.06M

TV, 12/8/13. 7/10 (FF).

50. Gas Monopoly (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 96 min | Documentary

8.1
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We are dependent on gas. Gas heats our homes. Gas powers our heavy industry. In the near future, we won't have any alternatives to this limited resource. In Europe, the demand for natural ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Ladkani | Stars: Martin Leidenfrost, Joschka Fischer, Elshad Nasirov, Natiq Aliyev

Votes: 31

TV, 12/8/13. 7/10 (FF).

51. Het schnitzelparadijs (2005)

82 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A romantic comedy about the adventures of Nordip Doenia, a clever young Moroccan guy in The Netherlands. His parents destine him for great things, but Nordip clearly has different ideas. He... See full summary »

Director: Martin Koolhoven | Stars: Noah Valentyn, Bracha van Doesburgh, Mimoun Oaïssa, Yahya Gaier

Votes: 3,043

TV, 12/8/13. 7.5/10 (FF).

52. Why Man Creates (1968)

29 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

7.4
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Through several amusing live action and animated vignettes, Saul Bass illustrates a fundamental and essential particularity of human nature that keeps us alive and the world turning, ... See full summary »

Director: Saul Bass | Star: Paul Saltman

Votes: 453

OL, 12/9/13. 9/10 (R).

53. Night Journey (1960)

Not Rated | 29 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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A dramatic retelling of the climactic scene from "Oedipus Rex" through interpretive dance and music.

Director: Alexander Hammid | Stars: Martha Graham, Bertram Ross, Paul Taylor, Helen McGehee

Votes: 111

OL, 12/9/13. 8/10 (R).

54. Amazing Grace (2006)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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65 Metascore

The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai

Votes: 22,098 | Gross: $21.21M

TV, 12/9/13. 7/10 (FF).

55. Kuca (1975)

91 min | Drama

8.3
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The manager of an export-import company meets a young girl who claims that her parents have been taken their house away after WW2. After finding out this to be true, he offers to marry her ... See full summary »

Director: Bogdan Zizic | Stars: Fabijan Sovagovic, Jagoda Kaloper, Rade Markovic, Ana Karic

Votes: 45

Orig. title: Kuća.

TV, 12/9/13. 7.5/10 (FF).

56. Alice's Day at Sea (1924)

11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.5
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Alice's trip to the sea inspires her to dream of a visit to an animated underwater world.

Director: Walt Disney | Stars: Virginia Davis, Spec O'Donnell

Votes: 128

OL, 12/10/13. 6/10 (FF).

57. Alice's Spooky Adventure (1924)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.4
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When a ball is accidentally knocked through the window of a neighborhood haunted house, Alice is the only one brave enough to go inside to retrieve it. While she's in there she falls and ... See full summary »

Director: Walt Disney | Stars: Virginia Davis, Leon Holmes, Spec O'Donnell

Votes: 139

OL, 12/10/13. 6/10 (FF).

58. Elmer Elephant (1936)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.0
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The other children at a birthday party mock Elmer Elephant for his big nose, but it proves useful when he needs to save the birthday girl from a fire in her tree house.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Bernice Hansen, Clarence Nash

Votes: 800

OL, 12/10/13. 8/10 (R).

59. Farmyard Symphony (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

6.9
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The farm comes to life, to various classical tunes. The high point is a rooster serenading a chicken, with all the animals joining in. But then comes the sound that's even more welcome to ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Cutting | Stars: Melvin J. Gibby, Beatrice Hagen, Dorothy Lloyd, Lee Millar

Votes: 403

OL, 12/10/13. 8/10 (R).

60. Anma to onna (1938)

66 min | Drama

7.3
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Two blind masseurs travel to a mountain retreat. One of them falls for a visiting lady from Tokyo and investigates a series of thefts.

Director: Hiroshi Shimizu | Stars: Shotaro Akagi, Shin'ichi Himori, Ayuko Hirano, Toru Hirose

Votes: 443

OL, 12/10/13. 8/10 (R).

61. Trance and Dance in Bali (1952)

22 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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A Bali ritual depicting the struggle of good (dragons) versus evil (witches) with dancers falling into and being revived from trances.

Directors: Gregory Bateson, Margaret Mead | Star: Margaret Mead

Votes: 104

OL, 12/10/13. 7/10 (FF).

62. Professor Balthazar (1967–1977)
Episode: Maxol (1977)

10 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.0
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Helmer the gardener has a serious problem: the fruits in his garden are not growing but shrinking. Small fruits only gives him a small income. The professor helps his friend with a potion that super sizes Helmer's plants.

Director: Boris Kolar | Stars: Nada Agbaba, Erik Schumann

Votes: 8

TV, 12/10/13. 7/10 (FF).

63. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.6
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45 Metascore

The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis

Votes: 226,442 | Gross: $131.92M

TV, 12/10/13. 5/10 (FF).

64. Ljudozder vegetarijanac (2012)

85 min | Drama

7.2
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A medical horror of corrupt gynecologists and true events from Croatian hospitals that will shock the public.

Director: Branko Schmidt | Stars: Rene Bitorajac, Natasa Janjic, Leon Lucev, Emir Hadzihafizbegovic

Votes: 1,813

Orig. title: Ljudožder vegetarijanac.

TV, 12/10/13. 8/10 (R).

65. Number 1 (2011)

75 min | Drama

6.0
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An elite school and a normal state school share the same building. They constantly fight each other, while one of their teachers, Stefan is trying to convince them that fighting is a ... See full summary »

Director: Atanas Hristoskov | Stars: Phillip Avramov, Ivaylo Zahariev, Nikolay Stanoev, Ivaylo Dragiev

Votes: 57

TV, 12/10/13. 8/10 (R).

Note: Original title seems to be 'N 1' (the copy I saw had such a title).

66. Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

6.7
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Various Mother Goose rhymes are portrayed by Hollywood stars for example, Old King Cole's fiddlers three are the Marx Brothers, and Humpty Dumpty is W.C. Fields, who falls while tormenting ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Al Bernie, Thelma Boardman, Ann Lee, Dave Weber

Votes: 369

OL, 12/11/13. 8/10 (R).

67. The Fox Hunt (1938)

8 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.8
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Donald controls the hounds (or maybe they control him), and Goofy is riding on Horace Horsecollar, as the fox outwits both of them. Some other Disney characters are seen briefly in the hunting party at the end.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Florence Gill, Clarence Nash

Votes: 419

OL, 12/11/13. 7/10 (FF).

68. Have You Got Any Castles? (1938)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Musical, Animation

7.1
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Another entry in the "books come alive" subgenre, with possibly more books coming alive than any other. We begin with some musical numbers, notably the various pages of Green Pastures all ... See full summary »

Directors: Frank Tashlin, Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, The Four Blackbirds, Delos Jewkes, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 467

OL, 12/11/13. 7.5/10 (R).

69. I Was Born, But... (1932)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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91 Metascore

Two young brothers throw a tantrum when they discover that their father isn't the most important man in his workplace.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Tatsuo Saitô, Tomio Aoki, Mitsuko Yoshikawa, Hideo Sugawara

Votes: 3,777

OL, 12/11/13. 10/10 (R).

70. Gôketsu Jiraiya (1921)

21 min | Short, Action

5.9
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The story of Jiraiya, a legendary ninja with great powers who set off on a adventure.

Director: Shôzô Makino | Stars: Matsunosuke Onoe, Suminojo Ichikawa, Kijaku Ôtani, Chosei Kataoka

Votes: 107

OL, 12/11/13. 7/10 (FF).

71. The Last Elvis (2012)

91 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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A tragic accident causes an Elvis impersonator to reassess his priorities.

Director: Armando Bo | Stars: John McInerny, Griselda Siciliani, Margarita Lopez, Lucrecia Carrillo

Votes: 1,298

TV, 12/11/13. 7.5/10 (R).

72. Krauses Kur (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

6.6
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Director: Bernd Böhlich | Stars: Horst Krause, Carmen-Maja Antoni, Angelika Böttiger, Tilo Prückner

Votes: 66

TV, 12/11/13. 6.5/10 (FF).

73. Izgnanie (2007)

157 min | Drama

7.7
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A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Konstantin Lavronenko, Maria Bonnevie, Aleksandr Baluev, Dmitriy Ulyanov

Votes: 5,624

TV, 12/11/13. 8/10 (R).

74. Tôkyô kôshinkyoku (1929)

101 min | Drama

6.7
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A classic melodramatic love tragedy addressing social inequality in feudal Japan, depicted in Kenji Mizoguchi's typical style. The nostalgic scenes of 1920s Tokyo provides a valuable visual... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Shizue Natsukawa, Takako Irie, Isamu Kosugi, Kôji Shima

Votes: 215

OL, 12/12/13. 7.5/10 (FF).

75. In the Street (1948)

16 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Images of street life in New York's Spanish Harlem during the 1940s.

Directors: James Agee, Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb

Votes: 245

OL, 12/12/13. 8/10 (R).

76. The Jungle (1968)

22 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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A documentary and dramatization of gang life in 1960s Philadelphia.

Directors: Charlie 'Brown' Davis, Jimmy 'Country' Robinson, David 'Bat' Williams | Stars: Charlie 'Brown' Davis, David 'Bat' Williams, Reginald 'Reggie' Ackridge, Jimmy 'Country' Robinson

Votes: 64

OL, 12/12/13. 8/10 (R).

77. Hádanky za bonbón (1978)

8 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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Director: Jirí Barta

Votes: 134

OL, 12/12/13. 8/10 (R).

78. Neko me ipak ceka (2009 TV Movie)

92 min | Drama

7.7
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1st STORY: The Waiting Room. Vanja and Dara, women of the middle-age, from different social status, met in the hall of the waiting room of a hospital, waiting to be called to prepare for ... See full summary »

Director: Marko Novakovic | Stars: Anica Dobra, Dusanka Stojanovic, Mirjana Karanovic, Marija Vickovic

Votes: 142

Orig. title: Neko me ipak čeka.

TV, 12/12/13. 7/10 (FF).

79. The Story of the Fox (1930)

65 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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In the kingdom of animals, Master Fox is used to trick and fool everyone. So the King, the Lion, receives more and more complaints about him. He orders that Master Fox is arrested and ... See full summary »

Directors: Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz | Stars: Claude Dauphin, Romain Bouquet, Sylvain Itkine, Léon Larive

Votes: 843

OL, 12/13/13. 8/10 (R).

80. Liliya Belgii (1915)

14 min | Animation, Drama, Short

6.9
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When a young girl finds a beautiful dead lily in the woods, she asks her grandfather to tell her about it. He tells her an allegory about the Lily of Belgium: The lily stands in splendor ... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz | Stars: Irene Starewicz, Jan Wichniekski

Votes: 117

OL, 12/13/13. 7/10 (FF).

81. Czarny kapturek (1983)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.0
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Director: Piotr Dumala

Votes: 91

OL, 12/13/13. 9/10 (R).

82. Latajace wlosy (1985)

8 min | Animation, Short

6.7
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Director: Piotr Dumala

Votes: 30

OL, 12/13/13. 9/10 (R).

83. Zaniklý svet rukavic (1982)

16 min | Animation, Short

7.5
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Using an array of gloves in different styles and from different historical periods, the film is a short history of the cinema - from silent movies via pastiches of Buñuel and Fellini and ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Barta

Votes: 227

OL, 12/13/13. 9/10 (R).

84. The Last Prom (1980)

24 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

4.7
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Driver education film depicting the dangers of teen-age drunk driving, wherein a prom date ends tragically.

Director: Gene McPherson | Stars: Sheelagh Bevan, Jamie Bozian, Mary LeClair, Ron Bohmer

Votes: 90

OL, 12/13/13. 4/10 (P).

85. Down Periscope (1996)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy

6.0
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39 Metascore

Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge is assigned as Captain to the USS Stingray, an old diesel driven submarine that has seen better days. With a crew that consists only of weird guys (and a gal), he's ... See full summary »

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Holly, Rob Schneider, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 18,325 | Gross: $25.79M

TV, 12/13/13. 5.5/10 (FF).

86. Cat Run (2011)

R | 106 min | Action, Comedy

5.6
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33 Metascore

When a sexy, high-end escort holds the key evidence to a scandalous government cover-up, two bumbling young detectives become her unlikely protectors from a ruthless assassin hired to silence her.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Paz Vega, Janet McTeer, Christopher McDonald, Alphonso McAuley

Votes: 4,804

TV, 12/13/13. 6/10 (FF).

87. L'altra donna (2002 TV Movie)

100 min

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Director: Anna Negri | Stars: Anita Caprioli, Alessio Boni, Filippo Timi, Monica Comegna

TV, 12/13/13. 6/10 (FF).

88. The Cimarron Kid (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Western

6.5
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Unjustly accused of robbing the train he was riding home, Bill Doolin re-joins his old gang, participates in other robberies and becomes a wanted outlaw.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Audie Murphy, Beverly Tyler, James Best, Yvette Duguay

Votes: 596

TV, 12/14/13. 6/10 (FF).

89. The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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61 Metascore

Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen, only to find their relationships -- both old and new -- begin to resemble 21st century versions of her novels.

Director: Robin Swicord | Stars: Kathy Baker, Hugh Dancy, Amy Brenneman, Maria Bello

Votes: 23,080 | Gross: $3.57M

TV, 12/14/13. 5.5/10 (FF).

90. Sweet Land (2005)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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75 Metascore

In 1920, Inge, a German national, travels from Norway to rural Minnesota for her arranged marriage to Olaf, a Norwegian farmer; bureaucracy and prejudice cause major complications.

Director: Ali Selim | Stars: Elizabeth Reaser, Lois Smith, Patrick Heusinger, Stephen Pelinski

Votes: 3,223 | Gross: $1.71M

TV, 12/14/13. 7/10 (FF).

91. Elf (2003)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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64 Metascore

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.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 171,295 | Gross: $173.40M

TV, 12/14/13. 5.5/10 (FF).

92. The Getaway (1994)

R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.7
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An ex-con and his devoted wife must flee from danger when a heist doesn't go as planned.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, Michael Madsen, James Woods

Votes: 15,062 | Gross: $16.10M

TV, 12/14/13. 6.5/10 (FF).

93. Edward and Caroline (1951)

88 min | Comedy

7.2
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Edouard is a pianist, married with Caroline. This evening, they are invited to Claude's. Claude is the snobbish uncle of Caroline, his son Alain (as snobbish as his father) is in love with ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: Daniel Gélin, Anne Vernon, Elina Labourdette, Jacques François

Votes: 298

TV, 12/15/13. 7/10 (FF).

94. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

PG | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.6
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62 Metascore

The Pevensie siblings return to Narnia, where they are enlisted to once again help ward off an evil king and restore the rightful heir to the land's throne, Prince Caspian.

Director: Andrew Adamson | Stars: Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, William Moseley

Votes: 165,693 | Gross: $141.62M

TV, 12/15/13. 6/10 (FF).

95. Snake Dance (2012)

77 min | Documentary

6.9
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Manu Riche and Patrick Marnham join forces to tell the story of the invention of the atomic bomb and its unintended consequences in todays world.

They follow the tracks of 2 historical ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Patrick Marnham, Manu Riche

Votes: 20

TV, 12/15/13. 6/10 (FF).

96. Clara Campoamor. La mujer olvidada (2011 TV Movie)

93 min | Biography

7.0
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A TV Movie about the woman who made feminine suffrage possible in Spain. A film about her fight and the way in which she was forgotten.

Director: Laura Mañá | Stars: Elvira Mínguez, Antonio de la Torre, Mónica López, Joan Carreras

Votes: 86

TV, 12/15/13. 7/10 (FF).

97. La petite marchande d'allumettes (1928)

40 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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An impoverished girl tries to sell matches on NYE. Shivering with cold and unable to sell her wares, she sits in a sheltered nook. Striking a match to keep warm, she sees things in the flame.

Directors: Jean Renoir, Jean Tédesco | Stars: Catherine Hessling, Eric Barclay, Jean Storm, Manuel Raaby

Votes: 960

OL, 12/16/13. 9/10 (R).

98. Der Kongreß tanzt (1931)

85 min | Comedy, History, Musical

7.2
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Vienna glove-sales-lady Christl falls in love to Czar Alexander. Metternich tries to use this to keep him out of the conferences of the Vienna Congress from 1815.

Director: Erik Charell | Stars: Lilian Harvey, Willy Fritsch, Otto Wallburg, Conrad Veidt

Votes: 388

OL, 12/16/13. 8/10 (R).

99. My Blueberry Nights (2007)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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52 Metascore

A young lonely woman takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Norah Jones, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Chad R. Davis

Votes: 47,225 | Gross: $0.87M

TV, 12/16/13. 7/10 (FF).

100. Body of Lies (2008)

R | 128 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.1
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57 Metascore

A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani

Votes: 187,944 | Gross: $39.39M

TV, 12/16/13. 7/10 (FF).