Movies I've watched (December 2013)

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1.
Homefront (2013)
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A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord. (100 mins.)
Director: Gary Fleder
“ 7/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
2.
Frances Ha (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A story that follows as a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment) apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles. (86 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
“ 10/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
3.
Breathless (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy. (90 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ 9/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
4.
Grudge Match (2013)
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A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout, thirty years after their last match. (113 mins.)
Director: Peter Segal
“ 8/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
5.
Badlands (1973)
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An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands. (94 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ 8/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
6.
Grand Central (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Gary, an unskilled young man, lands a job as a decontamination sub-contractor at a nuclear power plant in the lower valley of the Rhone... (94 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
7.
Byzantium (2012)
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Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort. (118 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ 9/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
8.
The Hunt (2012)
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A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie. (115 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
9.
Tiny Furniture (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
About a recent college grad who returns home while she tries to figure out what to do with her life. (98 mins.)
Director: Lena Dunham
“ 10/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
10.
The 4 Soldiers (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A climate of civil war, a fight that has made them lose everything including their youth, four soldiers aged 13 to 20 years... (83 mins.)
Director: Robert Morin
“ 7/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
11.
Violette (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Violette Leduc, born a bastard at the beginning of last century, meets Simone de Beauvoir in the years after the war in St-Germain-des-Prés... (139 mins.)
Director: Martin Provost
“ 8/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
12.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. (146 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
13.
Out of the Furnace (2013)
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When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement doesn't follow through fast enough, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice. (116 mins.)
Director: Scott Cooper
“ 7/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
14.
The Little Mermaid (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land. (83 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
15.
Frances Ha (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A story that follows as a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment) apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles. (86 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
“ 10/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
16.
A Madea Christmas (2013)
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Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she's coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas. (100 mins.)
Director: Tyler Perry
“ 9/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
17.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
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The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring. (161 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ 8/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
18.
All Together (2011)
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Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population. (96 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
19.
Frances Ha (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A story that follows as a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment) apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles. (86 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
“ 10/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
20.
Delivery Man (2013)
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An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity. (105 mins.)
Director: Ken Scott
“ 7/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
21.
One Direction: This Is Us (2013 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry's meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena. (92 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
“ 10/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
22.
Short Term 12 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend. (96 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
23.
Tiny Furniture (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
About a recent college grad who returns home while she tries to figure out what to do with her life. (98 mins.)
Director: Lena Dunham
“ 10/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
24.
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.)
“ 10/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
25.
One Direction: This Is Us (2013 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry's meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena. (92 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
“ 10/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
26.
American Hustle (2013)
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A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild F.B.I. Agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and Mafia. (138 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
27.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. (146 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
28.
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. (125 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
29.
Black Swan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
30.
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Follows two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s. (81 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
“ 9/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
31.
Belle du Seigneur (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees. (104 mins.)
Director: Glenio Bonder
“ 6/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
32.
Fargo (1996)
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Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. (98 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ 10/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
33.
One Direction: This Is Us (2013 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry's meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena. (92 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
“ 10/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
34.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
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With the '70s behind him, San Diego's top-rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm. (119 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
“ 8/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
35.
Walking with Dinosaurs 3D (2013)
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See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, in a story where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages. (87 mins.)
“ 3/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
36.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor. (94 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
“ 8/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
37.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. (180 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ 9/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
38.
Killing Them Softly (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
“ 8/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
39.
Shadow Dancer (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Set in 1990s Belfast, an active member of the IRA becomes an informant for MI5 in order to protect her son's welfare. (101 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
“ 8/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
40.
Mama (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young couple take in their 2 nieces only to suspect that a supernatural spirit named Mama has latched itself to their family. (100 mins.)
Director: Andy Muschietti
“ 9/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
41.
Still Mine (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An elderly couple fight against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build their final home. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael McGowan
“ 8/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
42.
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. (104 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
43.
One Direction: This Is Us (2013 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry's meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena. (92 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
“ 10/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
44.
Liberal Arts (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When 30-something Jesse returns to his alma mater for a professor's retirement party, he falls for Zibby, a college student, and is faced with a powerful attraction that springs up between them. (97 mins.)
Director: Josh Radnor
“ 9/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
45.
47 Ronin (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun. (128 mins.)
Director: Carl Rinsch
“ 6/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
46.
Silent House (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A girl is trapped inside her family's lakeside retreat and becomes unable to contact the outside world as supernatural forces haunt the house with mysterious energy and consequences. (86 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
47.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. (113 mins.)
Director: Ben Stiller
“ 7.5/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy
 
48.
Greenberg (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A man from Los Angeles, who moved to New York years ago, returns to L.A. to figure out his life while he house-sits for his brother. He soon sparks with his brother's assistant. (107 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
“ 10/10 ” - kevin_white_zamy