February 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.
King Solomon's Mines (1950)
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Adventurer Allan Quartermain leads an expedition into uncharted African territory in an attempt to locate an explorer who went missing during his search for the fabled diamond mines of King Solomon. (103 mins.)
 
2.
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)
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FBI agent Ed Renard investigates the pre-War espionage activities of the German-American Bund. (104 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
3.
First Comes Courage (1943)
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Nicole Larsen is detested by her countrymen because they suspect she is collaborating with the occupying Germans. In reality she is working for the Norwegian underground, risking her life passing secrets to the resistance fighters. (88 mins.)
Director: Dorothy Arzner
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
4.
Libel (1959)
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A shell-shocked WWII veteran with memory problems is accused of being an impostor by a former comrade. (100 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
 
5.
The Jazz Singer (1927)
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer. (88 mins.)
Director: Alan Crosland
“ 2 ” - mnoe
 
6.
The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
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One year after meeting, Tom proposes to his girlfriend, Violet, but unexpected events keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together. (124 mins.)
“ 2 ” - mnoe
 
7.
End of Days (1999)
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At the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It's up to an ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to stop him. (121 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
“ 1 ” - mnoe
 
8.
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
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Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past. (90 mins.)
 
9.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
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A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. (129 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
“ 2 ” - mnoe
 
10.
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
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The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine. (86 mins.)
 
11.
Disraeli (1929)
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Prime Minister of Great Britain Benjamin Disraeli outwits the subterfuge of the Russians and chicanery at home in order to secure the purchase of the Suez Canal. (90 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
12.
The Girl (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care begins smuggling Mexicans across the border. (95 mins.)
Director: David Riker
 
13.
Suzy (1936)
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Believing a German spy has killed her new husband (Franchot Tone), Suzy, a struggling chorus girl (Jean Harlow) flees to Paris where she meets and marries a WWI pilot (Cary Grant) whose carefree ways brings about unexpected results. (93 mins.)
 
14.
X-Men: First Class (2011)
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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. (132 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
 
15.
Mickey (1918)
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Mickey, an orphan who has been brought up in a mining settlement, is sent to New York to live with her aunt. (93 mins.)
 
16.
The Pilgrim (1923 Short Film)
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The Tramp is an escaped convict who is mistaken as a pastor in a small town church. (47 mins.)
 
17.
The Twonky (1953)
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Tweedy college professor discovers his new TV set is animate, apparently possessed by something from the future, and militantly intent on regulating his daily life. (84 mins.)
Director: Arch Oboler
“ 2 ” - mnoe
 
18.
One Who Came Back (1951 Documentary)
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US Army Corporal George Kritzman recounts the aftermath of what was his third combat wounding in the Korean War... (21 mins.)
 
19.
Ten Cents a Dance (1931)
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Men pay a dime to dance with Barbara and her fellow taxi dancers. She marries Eddie and plans to quit dancing. Before she does, she meets a handsome and rich gentleman. (75 mins.)
 
20.
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
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Nandini has to choose between Sameer, the man who taught her to fall in love; and Vanraj, the man from whom she learnt how to abide and fulfill promises of love. (188 mins.)
 
21.
Wrath of the Titans (2012)
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Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world. (99 mins.)
“ 2 ” - mnoe
 
22.
Fast Five (2011)
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Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent. (131 mins.)
Director: Justin Lin
“ 2 ” - mnoe
 
23.
Melancholia (2011)
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Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth. (130 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
24.
The Avengers (2012)
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Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
 
25.
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.)
 
26.
The Gang's All Here (1943)
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A soldier falls for a chorus girl and then experiences trouble when he is posted to the Pacific. (103 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
27.
The Purchase Price (1932)
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A torch singer becomes a mail-order bride for a farmer. (68 mins.)
 
28.
Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951)
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A man who spent his formative years in prison for murder is released, and struggles to adjust to the outside world and escape his lurid past... (90 mins.)
Director: Felix Feist
 
29.
Quartet (1981)
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Marya finds herself penniless after her art dealer husband, Stephan, is convicted of theft. Marya accepts the hospitality of a strange couple, H.J. and Lois Heidler, who lets her live in their house. (101 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
30.
Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)
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Andy's girlfriend Polly is planning to spend Christmas at her grandmother's, which puts a kink in his... (91 mins.)
Director: George B. Seitz
 
31.
Hot Coffee (2011 Documentary)
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How the infamous McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit and similar cases were exploited as part of a right wing crusade to weaken civil justice. (88 mins.)
Director: Susan Saladoff
 
32.
Cousin Bette (1998)
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Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister... (108 mins.)
Director: Des McAnuff
 
33.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chbosky
 
34.
The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
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Ukrainian Archbishop Kiril Lakota is set free after two decades as a political prisoner in Siberia. He is brought to Rome by Fr... (162 mins.)
“ 2 ” - mnoe
 
35.
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
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In 1787, British ship Bounty leaves Portsmouth to bring a cargo of bread-fruit from Tahiti but the savage on-board conditions imposed by Captain Bligh trigger a mutiny led by officer Fletcher Christian. (178 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
36.
House of Cards (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him. (51 mins.)
 
37.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government. (91 mins.)
Director: Alison Klayman
“ 5 ” - mnoe
 
38.
The Invisible War (2012 Documentary)
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An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military. (93 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
39.
How to Survive a Plague (2012 Documentary)
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The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. (110 mins.)
Director: David France
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
40.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu. (81 mins.)
Director: David Gelb
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
41.
Night Tide (1961)
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On leave in a shore side town, Johnny becomes interested in a young dark haired woman. They meet and... (86 mins.)
 
42.
Spies (1928)
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The mastermind behind a ubiquitous spy operation learns of a dangerous romance between a Russian lady in his employ and a dashing agent from the government's secret service. (178 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang