January & February 2014

A lit of movies I've watched in January and February.
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1.
The Joneses (2009)
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A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors. (96 mins.)
Director: Derrick Borte
 
2.
Amber Alert (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
When a group of friends decides to follow a car they've seen posted on an Amber Alert, things start to go very wrong. (80 mins.)
Director: Kerry Bellessa
 
3.
Devil's Due (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. (89 mins.)
 
4.
Red Lights (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away. (114 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Cortés
 
5.
Admission (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption. (107 mins.)
Director: Paul Weitz
 
6.
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu. (110 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
 
7.
The Woman in Black (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals. (95 mins.)
Director: James Watkins
 
8.
Inhale (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A couple goes to dangerous lengths to find a lung donor for their daughter. (83 mins.)
 
9.
The Other Woman (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A drama that details the story of a woman's difficult relationship with her stepson. (102 mins.)
Director: Don Roos
 
10.
Everybody's Fine (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A widower who realized his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children. (99 mins.)
Director: Kirk Jones
 
11.
Bones (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The heart-breaking coming-of-age story of four teens growing up in 1989 blue collar New York, and the bond that would tie them together for life. (88 mins.)
Director: Frank Pestarino
 
12.
The Lesser Blessed (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A drama centered on a First Nations teenager trying to find his place in the modern world. (86 mins.)
Director: Anita Doron
 
13.
Stolen (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A detective deals with the loss of his own son while trying to uncover the identity of a boy whose mummified remains are found in a box buried for fifty years. (91 mins.)
Director: Anders Anderson
 
14.
Stuck in Love (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year. (97 mins.)
Director: Josh Boone
 
15.
Camp (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
12-year-old Eli finds himself at summer CAMP. (109 mins.)
Director: Jacob Roebuck
 
16.
Wish You Were Here (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and... (89 mins.)
 
17.
Stay Cool (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
An author who returns to his hometown to deliver a commencement address to a class of graduating high school students has to deal with his feelings for an old flame as well as the advances of a student who has the hots for him. (94 mins.)
Director: Ted Smith
 
18.
Keeping Up with the Steins (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A 13-year-old boy uses his upcoming bar mitzvah to reconcile the strained relationship between his father and grandfather. (90 mins.)
Director: Scott Marshall
 
19.
Talaash (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Inspector Surjan Shekhawat, who is dealing with a depressing past, has to investigate a high profile murder case, deal with his crumbling marriage and use the help and solace of a prostitute by the name of Rosie. (140 mins.)
Director: Reema Kagti
 
20.
Samuel Bleak (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
In a quiet southern town, several lives are changed forever when an isolated mute with a dark secret is admitted to a mental institution. (96 mins.)
 
21.
A Little Help (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A woman gets entangled in a series of bizarre lies in order to take care of herself and her 12 year old son. (109 mins.)
 
22.
About Sunny (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by. (103 mins.)
 
23.
Frozen (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. (102 mins.)
 
24.
The Truth About Emanuel (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A troubled girl becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. (91 mins.)
 
25.
The Conjuring (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. (112 mins.)
Director: James Wan
 
26.
Evil Dead (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. (91 mins.)
Director: Fede Alvarez
 
27.
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A vulnerable teenager with a deep perception of the world and no idea how to live in it. (95 mins.)
Director: Roberto Faenza
 
28.
Apart (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Linked by a rare psychological disorder, Noah Greene and Emily Gates must uncover the mystery of a tragic past in order to find hope for the future. (85 mins.)
 
29.
One Week (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Chronicles the motorcycle trip of Ben Tyler as he rides from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia. Ben stops at landmarks that are both iconic and idiosyncratic on his quest to find meaning in his life. (94 mins.)
Director: Michael McGowan
 
30.
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness. (98 mins.)
 
31.
96 Minutes (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The story of 4 lives slammed together in a shocking moment. Intercutting between a carjacking and the separate stories of the 4 kids in Atlanta, we watch as they hurtle toward a life-changing end. (93 mins.)
Director: Aimee Lagos
 
32.
Plush (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A young singer/songwriter, despite being married, becomes involved with her new guitarist, who she soon discovers has a dark past and may be a danger to her and those close to her. (99 mins.)
 
33.
Concussion (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
After a blow to the head, Abby decides she can't do it anymore. Her life just can't be only about the house, the kids and the wife. She needs more: she needs to be Eleanor. (96 mins.)
Director: Stacie Passon
 
34.
Ploy (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Every relationship has an expiration date. Every relationship needs its fantasies...some more real than others... (105 mins.)
 
35.
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
 
36.
The Haunting of Helena (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A single mother moves into a new house with her daughter. Soon after the young girl has her first baby tooth fall off, she begins to recount that she is having nocturnal visits by a tooth fairy. It seems the house has a sinister history. (84 mins.)
 
37.
Reservoir Hill (2009 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A young woman comes to live with her mother and enters into high school. There, she is surrounded by...