August 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.
Judex (1916)
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A twelve part serial following the adventures of the masked vigilante Judex as he fights against criminals led by the corrupt banker Favrauxom. (300 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
2.
My Dream Is Yours (1949)
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Conceited singer Garry Mitchell refuses to renew his radio contract, so agent Doug Blake decides to find a new personality to replace Garry... (101 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
3.
Tea for Two (1950)
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In this reworking of "No, No, Nanette," wealthy heiress Nanette Carter bets her uncle $25,000 that she can say "no" to everything for 48 hours... (98 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
4.
Ruby Sparks (2012)
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A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence. (104 mins.)
 
5.
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
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In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen. (127 mins.)
Director: Rupert Sanders
“ 2 ” - mnoe
 
6.
Elephant (2003)
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Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. (81 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
7.
The Cheshire Murders (2013 Documentary)
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In the quiet suburb of Cheshire, Connecticut, Jennifer Petit and her two young daughters were killed... (118 mins.)
 
8.
Sound of My Voice (2011)
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Two documentary filmmakers attempt to penetrate a cult who worships a woman who claims to be from the future. (85 mins.)
Director: Zal Batmanglij
 
9.
Excavating the 2000 Year Old Man (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that explores the origin and influence of "The 2000 Year Old Man," the classic comedy routine created by Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner. (44 mins.)
 
11.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. (93 mins.)
Director: Benh Zeitlin
 
12.
Joan of Arc (1948)
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In the Fifteenth Century, France is a defeated and ruined nation after the One Hundred Years War against England... (145 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
13.
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
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When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Ramsey
 
14.
The Big House (1930)
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A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break-out which is certain to have lethal consequences. (87 mins.)
Director: George Hill
 
15.
Late Autumn (1960)
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A widow tries to marry off her daughter with the help of her late husband's three friends. (128 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ 4+ ” - mnoe
 
16.
I Met My Love Again (1938)
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College sweethearts Julie and Ives have planned to marry as soon as school is over. Their plans go amiss... (77 mins.)
 
17.
Sin of Esther Waters (1948)
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Esther goes into service in Victorian England, only to be seduced by the sweet talking groom William... (108 mins.)
 
18.
The Kid Brother (1927)
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A sheriff's milquetoast son has a chance to prove himself when a medicine show run by con artists comes into town. (82 mins.)
Director: Ted Wilde, J.A. Howe
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
19.
A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)
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Comedy western in which a traveler bets more money than he can afford in a poker game, and unusual events follow. (95 mins.)
Director: Fielder Cook
 
20.
80 Steps to Jonah (1969)
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A young man hiding from the law takes refuge in a summer camp for blind children. (107 mins.)
Director: Gerd Oswald
“ 2 ” - mnoe
 
21.
The Macomber Affair (1947)
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Robert Wilson leads safaris on the Kenyan savanna. On this occasion, he takes Mr. and Mrs. Macomber out to hunt buffalo... (89 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
 
22.
Moby Dick (1956)
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick. (116 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ 5 ” - mnoe
 
23.
The Last of the Mohicans (1920)
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As Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War... (73 mins.)
“ 3+ ” - mnoe
 
24.
Dickens of London (1976 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Mini-series on the life of Charles Dickens, the great English author. Charles grew up in a family where his father was larger than life... (60 mins.)
 
25.
Min and Bill (1930)
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Min, the owner of a dockside hotel, is forced to make difficult decisions about the future of Nancy, the young woman she took in as an infant. (69 mins.)
Director: George Hill
“ 3+ ” - mnoe
 
26.
The Loved One (1965)
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Satire on the funeral business, in which a young British poet goes to work at a Hollywood cemetery. (122 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
27.
China Seas (1935)
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When earthy Dolly Portland is rejected by Captain Gaskell in favor of a socialite, she aids Jamesy McCardle, in league with Malay pirates, in his plot to seize his ship. (87 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
28.
Bhowani Junction (1956)
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Anglo-Indian Victoria Jones seeks her true identity amid the chaos of the British withdrawal from India. (110 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
29.
Viva Villa! (1934)
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In this fictionalized biography, young Pancho Villa takes to the hills after killing an overseer in revenge for his father's death... (115 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
30.
They Died with Their Boots On (1941)
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A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point... (140 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
31.
Comanche Station (1960)
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A man saves a woman who had been kidnapped by Comanches, then struggles to get both of them home alive. (74 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
 
32.
Two Rode Together (1961)
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The US Army is under pressure from the desperate relatives of white prisoners of the Comanches to secure their rescue... (109 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
33.
Riding Shotgun (1954)
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When a stagecoach guard tries to warn a town of an imminent raid by a band of outlaws, the people mistake him for one of the gang (73 mins.)
Director: Andre de Toth
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
34.
The Tall T (1957)
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An independent former ranch foreman is kidnapped along with an heiress, who is being held for ransom by trio of ruthless outlaws. (78 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
35.
The Bounty Hunter (1954)
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A bounty hunter, hired by Pinkerton, trails 3 unknown murderous train robbers to a town and finds a host of suspects. (79 mins.)
Director: Andre de Toth
 
36.
The Outlaw (1943)
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Western legends Pat Garrett, Doc Holliday and Billy the Kid are played against each other over the law and the attentions of vivacious country vixen Rio McDonald. (116 mins.)
Director: Howard Hughes
“ 1 ” - mnoe
 
37.
Rancho Notorious (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A western based on the story "Gunsight Whitman" by Silvia Richards. Vern Haskell, a nice rancher, seeks... (89 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
38.
The Assignment (1997)
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An American naval officer is recruited for an operation to eliminate his lookalike, the infamous terrorist Carlos The Jackal. (119 mins.)
“ 2 ” - mnoe
 
39.
The Conspirators (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Vincent Van Der Lyn, a Dutch freedom fighter in WWII, is forced to neutral Lisbon to escape the Nazis... (101 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
40.
Edge of Darkness (1943)
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After two years under German rule, a small Norwegian fishing village rises up and revolts against the occupying Nazis. (119 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
41.
The Lady Vanishes (2013 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
While traveling by train, a young socialite is befriended by a charming yet enigmatic older woman. However, when the woman disappears, the other passengers deny she ever existed. (90 mins.)
 
42.
Twenty Plus Two (1961)
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A famous movie star's fan club secretary has been brutally murdered. She has in her office old newspaper clippings regarding a missing heiress. Did the secretary know something about the mystery of the heiress? David Janssen investigates. (102 mins.)
“ 2.5 ” - mnoe
 
43.
Dangerous Crossing (1953)
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When a beautiful bride boards an ocean liner with her new husband, he goes into hiding, and she becomes the target of a murder conspiracy. (75 mins.)
“ 3-minus ” - mnoe
 
44.
The Fan (1949)
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Lord Windermere appears to all -including to his young wife Margaret - as the perfect husband. But their... (89 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
45.
Margie (1946)
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Margie and her daughter reminisce about Margie's girlhood in the roaring twenties. In flashback, Margie... (94 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
46.
Apartment for Peggy (1948)
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Professor Henry Barnes decides he's lived long enough and contemplates suicide. His attitude is changed by Peggy Taylor... (96 mins.)
Director: George Seaton
 
47.
Take Care of My Little Girl (1951)
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A young woman enters college and learns some hard truths about sorority life, including snobbery and the cruelty of hazing. (93 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
48.
Fly Away Baby (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Torchy Blane solves a murder and smuggling case during a round-the-world flight. (60 mins.)
Director: Frank McDonald
 
49.
Smart Blonde (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Female reporter Torchy Blane teams with her cop boyfriend Lt. Steve McBride to solve the killing of an investor who just bought a popular local nightclub. (59 mins.)
Director: Frank McDonald
 
50.
Snowed Under (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Alan Tanner's new play opens in a week, but Tanner just can't finish the third act. He's retreated to a snowbound cottage to work... (63 mins.)
Director: Raymond Enright
 
51.
Falling Skies (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back. (42 mins.)
“ Season 3
2.5 ” - mnoe
 
52.
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City. (80 mins.)
Director: Eugène Lourié
 
53.
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
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The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor. (77 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
54.
The Bletchley Circle (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In 1952, four women who worked at the wartime code-breaking center, Bletchley Park, reunite to track down a serial killer. (45 mins.)
 
55.
Conspirator (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
On a visit to London, 18 year-old American Melinda Greyton goes to her first party, a Regimental ball... (87 mins.)
Director: Victor Saville
“ 1 ” - mnoe
 
56.
Soylent Green (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
With the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a CEO with ties to the world's main food supply. (97 mins.)