Movies I've seen in 2013

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1.
The Host (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. (125 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
“ Watched April 14th ” - helly77
 
2.
The Man from Earth (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine. (87 mins.)
“ Watched April 10th ” - helly77
 
3.
Mr 3000 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Aging baseball star who goes by the nickname, Mr. 3000, finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal. (104 mins.)
“ Watched April ” - helly77
 
4.
Dream House (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling. (84 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
“ An interesting take on a creepy house/psychopath movie. Pretty well done with Daniel Craig oozing style, charm and crazy in equal measures holding the whole thing together. One I will watch agani just to see what I missed the first time round =]
I think this deservers way more credit than it is given.

Watched March 6th ” - helly77
 
5.
Bridesmaids (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef. (125 mins.)
Director: Paul Feig
“ This was different than I expected, and as I am not a huge fan of really crude humour I found some of it quite horrible, but the heart and soul was great. I loved the changing relationships and was particularly fond of Rhodes =]

Watched March 4th ” - helly77
 
6.
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities. (119 mins.)
Director: Mark Pellington
“ Eerie, very creepy, quite thought provoking and really well made. Brilliant!

Watched February 28th ” - helly77
 
7.
Then She Found Me (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
39-year-old April Epner's childish husband and school teacher colleague Benjamin/Ben leaves her, but... (100 mins.)
Director: Helen Hunt
“ Sweet and sentimental but highly enjoyable =]

Watched February 27th ” - helly77
 
8.
Pretty Woman (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love. (119 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
“ I adore this film. Always have, always will - I guess I am just a bg soppy romantic!

Watched February 22nd ” - helly77
 
9.
Robot & Frank (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team. (89 mins.)
Director: Jake Schreier
“ really sweet and amusing, whilst managing to deal with issues such as mental illness and old age. Really enjoyable.

Watched February 21st ” - helly77
 
10.
Bullet to the Head (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington, D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy. (92 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ Great fun =] Like being transported back to the good old fashioned 80's action movies =] really enjoyed it!

Watched February 14th ” - helly77
 
11.
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After her humiliated husband kills himself, an embittered pregnant widow loses her child, and embarks on a mission of vengeance against a woman and her family. (110 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
“ Super-psycho thriller - obsession turns twisted =]

Watched February 13th ” - helly77
 
12.
Life of Pi (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. (127 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ I thought this was absolutely amazing. A nice gentle film with a massive heart and allowing the viewer to read whatever they wish into the story. My answer to Pi's question at the end? I like the one with the tiger =]
Brilliant! One I will watch again =]

Watched February 12th ” - helly77
 
13.
Thirteen Days (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A dramatization and a fictionalized account of the Kennedy administration's struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962. (145 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
“ Well made dramatisation of the Cuban missile crisis - and for a non-American, who was born 15 years later, very informative =]

Watched February 11th ” - helly77
 
14.
Contraband (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills. (109 mins.)
“ Enjoyable heist with a twist.

Watched February 9th ” - helly77
 
15.
Flight (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling. (138 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Brilliant - Denzel Washington was awesome!

Watched February 8th ” - helly77
 
16.
Source Code (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete. (93 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
“ A really enjoyable, mind bending film. One to watch again, just to get your brain round the bizarre bits =]

Watched February 4th ” - helly77
 
17.
Birthday Girl (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A thirtysomething bank clerk from St Albans has his small-town life exploded by the arrival of his Russian mail-order bride. (93 mins.)
Director: Jez Butterworth
“ Very entertaining with a soft heart =] Really liked it!

Watched February 3rd ” - helly77
 
18.
The Impossible (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. (114 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
“ Thought this was brilliant, well acted and the kids were impressive.

Watched February 2nd ” - helly77
 
19.
Silkwood (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A worker at a plutonium processing plant is purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing worker safety violations at the plant. (131 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ well acted but very long winded and quite dull

Watched February 1st ” - helly77
 
20.
Meet the Parents (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare. (108 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
“ I absolutely love this film =] I can see my own dad in Jack, which makes me feel so sorry for my husband =] I also feel so sorry for Greg as I know what its like seeking approval so desperately, although I have never spray painted a cat or set a house on fire =] Fantastic.

Watched January 26th ” - helly77
 
21.
The Moon Is Blue (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Two aging playboys are both after the same attractive young woman, but she fends them off by claiming that she plans to remain a virgin until her wedding night. Both men determine to find a way around her objections. (99 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
“ Stumbled across this on tv and really enjoyed it. Great fun =]

Watched January 19th ” - helly77
 
22.
The Thing (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. (103 mins.)
“ Pretty enjoyable, an cleverly done as an almost prequel to the "original" film - however some of he creepyness of the John Carpenter film is lost with actually seeing the monster.
Joel Edgerton is fab!

Watched January 17th ” - helly77
 
23.
Great Performances (1971 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The story of the fall and redemption of Jean Valjean, arrested for stealing some bread for his starving family...
“ Brilliant =]

Watched January 17th ” - helly77
 
24.
The Expendables 2 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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
“ Again a really good fun old fashioned action film with a ton of funny one liners but this time with more Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger and the addition of the impressive Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris dropping by a couple of times.

Totally over the top, mostly ridiculous but extremely enjoyable.

Watched January 14th ” - helly77
 
25.
The Expendables (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent. (103 mins.)
“ Great fun - a nice good old fashioned action film. Loads of funny one liners and great cast. really enjoyed it!

Watched January 13th ” - helly77
 
26.
Taken 2 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter. (92 mins.)
Director: Olivier Megaton
“ A fab sequel to an awesome original.
Liam Neeson kicked some serious ass again, and the daughter was much less irritating this time.
A much simpler story than in "Taken" but still highly enjoyable.

Watched January 12th ” - helly77
 
27.
Les Misérables (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever. (158 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
“ I have no idea what to say about this... It was AMAZING!!! stunned at how much I liked it to be honest!

Watched January 11th ” - helly77
 
28.
The Door in the Floor (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss's disintegrating household. (111 mins.)
Director: Tod Williams
“ An amazingly well acted look at the breakdown of a marriage and the search for redemption, through grief.
Jeff Bridges is amazing and little Elle Fanning is wonderful.
The last 20 minutes or so was some of the most emotional cinema I have ever seen. Amazing.

Watched January 11th ” - helly77
 
29.
X-Men: First Class (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III. (131 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ Wow! so glad I finally got round to watching this. Michael Fassbender and James McEvoy were fantastic. I was particularly fond of the little jokes relating to the future Professor X's baldness =]
And Wolverine's little Appearance! Classic.
A great comic book movie. Well done!

Watched January 11th ” - helly77
 
30.
X-Men (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers. (104 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ Ive seen this a number of times now and I still love it. The characters are brought to life so well especially Professor X and Wolverine and his dead-pan one liners!

One of the best comic book movie franchises there is - despite it not always staying true to the comic stories - the uniforms are a massive improvement though =]
Watched January 10th ” - helly77
 
31.
Deception (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An accountant is introduced to a mysterious sex club known as The List by his lawyer friend. But in this new world, he soon becomes the prime suspect in a woman's disappearance and a multi-million dollar heist. (107 mins.)
“ Very Clever. A really enjoyable tale, not too twisty, well acted. A good way to spend a couple of hours if you arent expecting too much.

Watched January 10th ” - helly77
 
32.
Someone Like You... (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After being jilted by her boyfriend, a talk show talent scout writes a column on the relationship habits of men which gains her national fame. (97 mins.)
Director: Tony Goldwyn
“ This is called "Someone Like You" in the US...
Absolutely adorable movie, I am a sucker for a good rom-com, and although it is rather predictable, the journey to the finishing line is really good fun and Hugh Jackman is to die for!!

Watched January 10th ” - helly77
 
33.
Detachment (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment. (98 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
“ Absolutely brilliant! Adrien Brody was amazing as the slightly frazzled teacher. An astounding supporting cast too.

Watched January 9th ” - helly77
 
34.
The Rebound (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In New York City, a single mom captivates her new neighbor, a much younger man. (95 mins.)
Director: Bart Freundlich
“ Stumbled across this on TV - missed the very beginning but did really enjoy it.

Watched January 9th ” - helly77
 
35.
Dredd (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO. (95 mins.)
Director: Pete Travis
“ I had heard some bad things about this, but I honestly really liked it. The story was simple enough - don't die!
I look forward to watching it again!

Watched January 8th ” - helly77
 
36.
Young Adult (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter. (94 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Charlize Theron was great as a damaged divorcee trying to re-find herself.
Well written, beautifully directed and acted. I was really fond of Matt too!!

Watched January 8th ” - helly77
 
37.
YPF (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
On a Tuesday night, five couples have separate sexual adventures. (87 mins.)
Director: Martin Gero
“ A really entertaining film. I could identify with some of the characters, and seeing sex combined with awkward funny situations was a really nice change =]

Watched January 7th ” - helly77
 
38.
Cars (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family. (117 mins.)
“ After watching Talladega nights, I needed a car movie that made me laugh and had some decent racing in it - believe it or not this did the trick =]
Love it!!

Watched January 6th ” - helly77
 
39.
Bruce Almighty (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world. (101 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
“ Hilarious =] and Morgan Freeman is God! what could be better?

Watched January 6th ” - helly77
 
40.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
#1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test. (108 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
“ I am sorry to say this, but I really didnt like this film at all. It was one of the biggest wastes of my time EVER! I usually like Will Ferrell and thought "Anchorman" and "Blades of Glory" were really entertaining, but by 30 minutes into this I was debating with myself whether I should finish watching it. I didnt laugh a single time and I think the only reason I made it to the end was the hope of a decent car racing scene (I am a bit of a petrolhead you see). Absolute nonsense =[

Watched January 6th. ” - helly77
 
41.
This Means War (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A pair of CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another when they discover they are dating the same woman. (103 mins.)
Director: McG
“ this left me with a huge smile on my face. Tom Hardy was awesome (as always), Chris Pine reminded me of Dinozzo from NCIS (not a bad thing) and Reese Witherspoon played the part well. Great fun film, with just enough action and romance. Loved it!

Watched January 5th. ” - helly77
 
42.
Over the Top (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Tough trucker Lincoln Hawk is determined to win back his son and triumph at the world arm wrestling championships. (93 mins.)
Director: Menahem Golan
“ A great feel good 80's movie. Stallone was impressive. All round an enjoyable watch.

Watched January 5th ” - helly77
 
43.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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.)
“ Althoiugh I had been looking forward to watching this for a long time I didnt expect to enjoy it as much as I did! It was really well acted, and really cleverly done, with the "alternative history" of the legendary Lincoln and the civil war. Excellent!

Watched January 4th ” - helly77
 
44.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years. (107 mins.)
Director: Gavin Hood
“ I really enjoyed this. I am a huge Hugh Jackman fan and I thought he was fantastic. I love the way Wolverine has been portrayed in the movies and thought that this was a great way to introduce the back story. BRILLIANT!!!

Watched January 4th ” - helly77
 
45.
Disturbia (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer. (105 mins.)
Director: D.J. Caruso
“ An entertaining film, well acted with a couple of semi decent twists.

Watched January 2nd ” - helly77
 
46.
Burning Man (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An English chef with a chic restaurant on Bondi Beach trying to put his life and his relationship with his son back on track while surrounded by women. (110 mins.)
“ A moving and thought provoking look at life & loss. Excellent!

Watched January 1st ” - helly77
 
47.
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him. (97 mins.)
“ A great fun movie. Made me smile and what girl doesnt like a fairytale with a happy ending?

Watched January 1st ” - helly77