February 2018

by miran_kor | created - 9 months ago | updated - 8 months ago | Public

My viewing log. All the films (listed at IMDb) I've seen during this month.

Also, films *listed* at IMDb but the new (improved, LOL) search function can't find them for this list (as of yet):

#6 - OL, 2/2/18. My So Called Family (Charmain Johnson, 2010, sh) - 4/10 (P) #7 - OL, 2/2/18. Speechless (Sara del Pino, 2012, sh) - 7/10 (FF) #90 - TV, 2/24/18. Big Boy (Bryan Campbell, 2014, sh) - 6/10 (FF) #94 - TV, 2/24/18. La tête de l'emploi (Right Person for the Job, Wilfried Méance, 2015, sh) - 8/10 (R).

Notes: TV = TV viewing OL = online viewing

R = Recommended (8-10/10) FF = For Fanatics Only (5-7/10) P = Pass (1-4/10)

The End!

Due to higher powers my 'viewing log' (Jul 2013 - Feb 2018) ends here. If just one (1) IMDb user found it useful I'm quite happy (the more the merrier though).

My contact addy (for questions, suggestions, recommendations (etc.) about ALL my lists) remains the same: miran_kor@yahoo.com

Happy film watching! Enjoy great Cinema!

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1. 99 River Street (1953)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A former boxer turned cab driver has to hide from the police when his badgering wife is murdered by the jewel thief she was having an affair with.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter, Frank Faylen

Votes: 1,910

OL, 2/1/18. 6.5/10 (FF).

2. Café (II) (2011)

TV-14 | 95 min | Drama

When tragedy strikes the community surrounding a cafe in West Philadelphia, the cafe's regulars come to realize how intertwined their lives truly are.

Director: Marc Erlbaum | Stars: Daniel Eric Gold, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Hubbel Palmer, Richard Short

Votes: 2,194

TV, 2/1/18. 6/10 (FF).

3. Jimmy P. (2013)

Unrated | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

58 Metascore

A troubled Native American veteran forms an extraordinary friendship with his maverick French psychoanalyst as they try to find a cure to his suffering.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Mathieu Amalric, Gina McKee, Larry Pine

Votes: 2,437 | Gross: $0.02M

TV, 2/1/18. 7.5/10 (R).

4. Suplje price: Zdej te je, a zdej te ni (2015)

100 min | Crime, Thriller

Due to psychological issues with performing his secret mission the undercover detective visits a private psychiatrist and tells her about the reason for his visit. When she thinks the ... See full summary »

Director: Samir Bajric | Stars: Jure Gorjanec, Sasa Pavlin Stosic, Samir Bajric, Adis Kreco

Votes: 53

Orig. title: Šuplje priče: Zdej te je, a zdej te ni.

TV, 2/1/18. 3/10 (P).

5. Show Me (2004)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

When two squeegee kids descend upon Sarah and her luxury sedan, the fuse is lit on a tense cat and mouse tale of captors and captives. Sarah is forced to continue her trip to an isolated ... See full summary »

Director: Cassandra Nicolaou | Stars: Michelle Nolden, Kett Turton, Gabriel Hogan, Allegra Fulton

Votes: 396

OL, 2/2/18. 5/10 (FF).

6. Freddy/Eddy (2016)

94 min | Thriller

Freddy finds himself in the biggest crisis of his life, because he gets accused to have beaten up his wife. While his world collapses, Eddy, his childhood imaginary friend reappears. And he... See full summary »

Director: Tini Tüllmann | Stars: Felix Schäfer, Jessica Schwarz, Greta Bohacek, Alexander Finkenwirth

Votes: 370

TV, 2/2/18. 6/10 (FF).

7. Kochegar (2010)

87 min | Crime, Drama

The film, set in the mid 1990s outside of St. Petersburg, tells the story of an ethnic Yakut, Major Skryabin, a shell-shocked veteran of the Afghan-Soviet War, who works as a stoker.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Mikhail Skryabin, Yuriy Matveev, Aleksandr Mosin, Aida Tumutova

Votes: 1,470

Orig. title: Кочегар (=Kočegar).

TV, 2/2/18. 7/10 (FF).

8. Batalla en el cielo (2005)

Unrated | 98 min | Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

Marcos lusts after his boss's promiscuous daughter, but after botching an extortion scheme, he becomes wracked with guilt.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Marcos Hernández, Anapola Mushkadiz, Bertha Ruiz, David Bornstein

Votes: 5,425 | Gross: $0.07M

TV, 2/2/18. 7.5/10 (FF).

9. Francisco - El Padre Jorge (2015)

Not Rated | 104 min | Biography, Drama, History

A look at the life of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, form his early childhood days in Argentina to his becoming Pope Francis.

Director: Beda Docampo Feijóo | Stars: Darío Grandinetti, Silvia Abascal, Anabella Agostini, Eugenia Alonso

Votes: 427

TV, 2/3/18. 7/10 (FF).

10. Gunless (2010)

89 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A hardened American gunslinger is repeatedly thwarted in his attempts to mount a showdown in a friendly town in Canada where no one seems to understand or appreciate the brutal code of the American Wild West.

Director: William Phillips | Stars: Paul Gross, Sienna Guillory, Dustin Milligan, Melody B. Choi

Votes: 3,301

TV, 2/3/18. 7/10 (FF).

Note: The first half is completely hilarious (I haven't laughed this much in a long long time!). Sadly, it somewhat loses its pace in the second half (and especially near the end). Still, quite a gem.

11. Magic Mike XXL (2015)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

60 Metascore

Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance.

Director: Gregory Jacobs | Stars: Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez

Votes: 47,122 | Gross: $66.01M

TV, 2/3/18. 6/10 (FF).

12. Vie sauvage (2014)

102 min | Drama

Paco and Nora once were an ideally matched couple. Both loved nature, nomadic or semi-nomadic life and agreed to raise their children far from the corruption of the consumer society. But ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Kahn | Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Céline Sallette, David Gastou, Sofiane Neveu

Votes: 511

TV, 2/3/18. 7/10 (FF).

13. Fun in Acapulco (1963)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Music

Mike works on a boat in Acapulco. When the bratty daughter of the boat owner gets him fired, Mike must find new work. Little boy Rauol helps him get a job as a lifeguard and singer at a ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Elvis Presley, Ursula Andress, Elsa Cárdenas, Paul Lukas

Votes: 2,415 | Gross: $1.50M

TV, 2/4/18. 6/10 (FF).

14. Han nyeohaksaengeui ilgi (2007)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

A student experiences different conflicts as she works toward being a scientist.

Director: In Hak Jang | Stars: Mi-hyang Pak, Jin-mi Kim, Cheol Kim, Jeong-mi Kim

Votes: 152

TV, 2/4/18. 6/10 (FF).

15. Tout pour être heureux (2015)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

Following the breakdown of his marriage, a self-involved man begins to embrace fatherhood.

Director: Cyril Gelblat | Stars: Manu Payet, Audrey Lamy, Aure Atika, Pascal Demolon

Votes: 441

TV, 2/4/18. 6/10 (FF).

16. Captain Lightfoot (1955)

Passed | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A pair of Irish rebels have swashbuckling adventures in 1815.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Jeff Morrow, Kathleen Ryan

Votes: 584

TV, 2/4/18. 6/10 (FF).

17. Rage at Dawn (1955)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A special agent from Chicago is sent out west to bring in the notorious Reno brothers.

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Randolph Scott, Forrest Tucker, Mala Powers, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 835

TV, 2/4/18. 5.5/10 (FF).

18. The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

R | 95 min | Action

51 Metascore

On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers.

Director: RZA | Stars: Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, RZA

Votes: 57,528 | Gross: $15.63M

TV, 2/4/18. 5/10 (FF).

19. Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

28 Metascore

Railroad executive Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden form an alliance to fight the increasingly authoritarian government of the United States.

Director: Paul Johansson | Stars: Taylor Schilling, Grant Bowler, Matthew Marsden, Edi Gathegi

Votes: 12,179 | Gross: $4.75M

TV, 2/5/18. 5/10 (FF).

20. Pervye na Lune (2005)

75 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

In spring 1938 in the mountains in the north of Chile a fiery UFO, later named "Chilean Sphere ", fell down. The investigation of this episode, made by a film crew, has led to a sensational... See full synopsis »

Director: Aleksey Fedorchenko | Stars: Aleksey Anisimov, Viktoriya Ilyinskaya, Viktor Kotov, Andrey Osipov

Votes: 583

Orig. title: Первые на Луне.

TV, 2/5/18. 8/10 (R).

21. Parkoló (2014)

92 min | Drama

Anyone can park wherever they like in the car park, except for one place; the spot where Legionaire, the owner of the lot, buries dead blackbirds. But then a man appears who wants to obtain... See full summary »

Director: Bence Miklauzic | Stars: Ferenc Lengyel, Tibor Szervét, Kálmán Somody, Lia Pokorny

Votes: 553

TV, 2/5/18. 7/10 (FF).

22. The Big Ask (2013)

TV-MA | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

41 Metascore

Three couples head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.

Directors: Thomas Beatty, Rebecca Fishman | Stars: Gillian Jacobs, Zachary Knighton, David Krumholtz, Melanie Lynskey

Votes: 544

TV, 2/6/18. 5/10 (FF).

23. The Legend of Ben Hall (2017)

Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Ben Hall is drawn back into bushranging by the reappearance of his old friend John Gilbert. Reforming the gang, they soon become the most wanted men in Australian history.

Director: Matthew Holmes | Stars: Jack Martin, Jamie Coffa, William Lee, Joanne Dobbin

Votes: 1,721

TV, 2/6/18. 6.5/10 (FF).

24. The Steps (2015)

R | 100 min | Comedy

An uptight New Yorker and his party girl sister visit their Dad's lake house to meet his new wife, and rough-around-the-edges kids. When the parents announce they're adopting a child to ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Currie | Stars: Emmanuelle Chriqui, James Brolin, Jason Ritter, Christine Lahti

Votes: 390

TV, 2/7/18. 6/10 (FF).

25. Dode Hoek (2017)

105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Dode Hoek (Blind Spot) is the story of Jan Verbeeck, the uncompromising commissioner of the Antwerp drug squad. Known as Mr. Zero Tolerance, he is hugely popular with the people and the ... See full summary »

Director: Nabil Ben Yadir | Stars: Peter Van den Begin, Soufiane Chilah, Jan Decleir, David Murgia

Votes: 479

TV, 2/7/18. 8/10 (R).

26. Pink Saris (2010)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Drama

Now she follows Sampat Pal Devi, the leader of the 'Pink Gang' who brings her own brand of justice to the streets of Uttar Pradesh, India, combating violence against women.

Director: Kim Longinotto | Stars: Renu Devi, Sampat Pal Devi, Niranjan Pal, Rekha Paswan

Votes: 177

TV, 2/7/18. 7/10 (FF).

27. Shinjuku Boys (1995)

53 min | Documentary

A film about love and gender. This documentary is set in the New Marilyn night club in Tokyo, Japan - where the hosts are women who have chosen to live as men. They can only make their ... See full summary »

Directors: Kim Longinotto, Jano Williams | Stars: Gaish, Tatsu, Kazuki, Abe

Votes: 115

TV, 2/7/18. 7.5/10 (FF).

28. Oh Lucy! (2017)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

A lonely woman living in Tokyo decides to take an English class where she discovers her alter ego, Lucy.

Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi | Stars: Shinobu Terajima, Josh Hartnett, Kaho Minami, Kôji Yakusho

Votes: 1,617 | Gross: $0.38M

TV, 2/8/18. 7/10 (FF).

29. Hjertestart (2017)

102 min | Drama

After his wife's death, offshore oil worker Kjetil is having a hard time relating to his adopted son Daniel. In an act of desperation, he brings Daniel along to Colombia to search for the boy's biological mother.

Director: Arild Andresen | Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Marlon Moreno, Kristoffer Bech, Ellen Dorrit Petersen

Votes: 203

TV, 2/8/18. 7/10 (FF).

30. Un jeune poète (2014)

71 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Seeking inspiration in the oppressively hot city of Sète, Remi a young man is determined to write his first poem. But where to begin?

Director: Damien Manivel | Stars: Rémi Taffanel, Léonore Fernandes, Enzo Vassallo, Christophe Caballero

Votes: 118

TV, 2/8/18. 5.5/10 (FF).

31. A Comedy of Tears (2016)

76 min | Drama

Albert is an elderly man, a cynic, a choleric, and a racist. He lives in a wheelchair in a spacious flat in Trieste surrounded with his solitude of obsessive memory fragments. Ida, an ... See full summary »

Director: Marko Sosic | Stars: Katerina Antler, Ivo Barisic, Tina Gunzek, Mojca Lavric

Votes: 13

Orig. title: Komedija solz.

TV, 2/8/18. 7/10 (FF).

Note: Very nice, very nice! Respect!

32. Monstrum (2017 TV Movie)

99 min | Biography, Drama, History

Movie about a sculptor Otakar Svec who is building a statue of Stalin in Prague.

Director: Viktor Polesný | Stars: Jan Novotný, Zuzana Stivínová, Martin Kraus, Vladimír Polívka

Votes: 20

TV, 2/8/18. 6.5/10 (FF).

33. 2 Days in New York (2012)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

Manhattan couple Marion and Mingus, who each have children from prior relationships, find their comfortable family dynamic jostled by a visit from Marion's relatives.

Director: Julie Delpy | Stars: Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, Albert Delpy, Alexia Landeau

Votes: 13,132 | Gross: $0.63M

TV, 2/9/18. 7.5/10 (R).

34. Table 19 (2017)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

40 Metascore

Eloise, having been relieved of maid of honor duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway, only to find herself seated with five fellow unwanted guests at the dreaded Table 19.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson, Stephen Merchant

Votes: 20,978 | Gross: $3.61M

TV, 2/9/18. 6/10 (FF).

35. Léon Morin, Priest (1961)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

Set during occupied France, a faithless woman finds herself falling in love with a young priest.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emmanuelle Riva, Irène Tunc, Nicole Mirel

Votes: 3,099 | Gross: $0.04M

TV, 2/9/18. 7.5/10 (FF).

36. Human Resources (1999)

TV-14 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

78 Metascore

The 35-hour work week has all of France in its thrall. This film turns it into a feature about economic and familial politics. Frank, a business school graduate, returns to his provincial ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: Jalil Lespert, Jean-Claude Vallod, Chantal Barré, Véronique de Pandelaère

Votes: 2,353 | Gross: $0.12M

TV, 2/9/18. 7/10 (FF).

37. A Day of Fury (1956)

Approved | 78 min | Western

When gunslinger Jagade arrives in a law-abiding god-fearing town he manages to turn the townsfolk into scoff-law sinners while the town Marshal is powerless due to a moral debt to Jagade.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Dale Robertson, Mara Corday, Jock Mahoney, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 205

TV, 2/10/18. 5/10 (FF).

38. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 331,331 | Gross: $229.09M

TV, 2/10/18. 6.5/10 (FF).

39. Za vedno (2008)

82 min | Drama

Tanya is 35, with a successful career. Her husband Mare is an architect. One Friday, Tanya comes home late at night. Mare confronts her and they exchange some edgy words; Mare is clearly ... See full summary »

Director: Damjan Kozole | Stars: Dejan Spasic, Marjuta Slamic, Peter Musevski, Mojca Partljic

Votes: 36

TV, 2/10/18. 7/10 (FF).

40. 10 to Midnight (1983)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

12 Metascore

A LAPD detective is on the trail of a very handsome young man who had been seducing and slashing many young women to death.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Charles Bronson, Lisa Eilbacher, Andrew Stevens, Gene Davis

Votes: 5,428 | Gross: $7.10M

TV, 2/10/18. 5/10 (FF).

41. G.I. Blues (1960)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Musical

Tulsa, a soldier with dreams of running his own nightclub, places a bet with his friend Dynamite that he can win the heart of an untouchable dancer...but when Dynamite is transferred, Tulsa must replace him in the bet.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers, James Douglas

Votes: 2,805 | Gross: $4.30M

TV, 2/11/18. 6/10 (FF).

42. Any Given Sunday (1999)

R | 162 min | Drama, Sport

52 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz, James Woods

Votes: 105,021 | Gross: $75.53M

TV, 2/11/18. 7/10 (FF).

43. Week-End with Father (1951)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

Single parents Jean Bowen and Brad Stubbs meet at the train station when they send their kids (his 2 girls, her 2 boys) off to camp. Love inevitably blooms. But there are complications: ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Van Heflin, Patricia Neal, Gigi Perreau, Virginia Field

Votes: 140

TV, 2/11/18. 6.5/10 (FF).

44. Seventh Son (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

30 Metascore

When Mother Malkin, the queen of evil witches, escapes the pit she was imprisoned in by professional monster hunter Spook decades ago and kills his apprentice, he recruits young Tom, the seventh son of the seventh son, to help him.

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Alicia Vikander

Votes: 65,052 | Gross: $17.22M

TV, 2/11/18. 6/10 (FF).

45. The Second Time Around (2016)

107 min | Romance

In this heart-warming story full of hope, dreams and second chances, two seniors meet and discover that it's never too late to fall in love again.

Director: Leon Marr | Stars: Linda Thorson, Stuart Margolin, Laura de Carteret, Louis Del Grande

Votes: 26

TV, 2/11/18. 6/10 (FF).

46. Viza na zloto (1959)

89 min | Thriller

Simon is a young man who has decided to make quick money by smuggling narcotics. At a meeting with his contact they are ambushed by the police. Simon runs away but loses his wallet and so ... See full summary »

Director: France Stiglic | Stars: Ilija Dzuvalekovski, Slobodan 'Cica' Perovic, Metka Ocvirk, Aco Jovanovski

Votes: 15

TV, 2/11/18. 6/10 (FF).

47. Bella Vista (2014)

80 min | Drama

A film about place and belonging.

Director: Vera Brunner-Sung | Stars: Kathleen Wise, Hiroka Matsushima, Amangeldy Assatov, Mastewal Mekonnen

Votes: 16

TV, 2/12/18. 5/10 (FF).

48. She's the Man (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

45 Metascore

When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for one of his soccer teammates, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Laura Ramsey, Channing Tatum, Vinnie Jones

Votes: 133,116 | Gross: $2.34M

TV, 2/12/18. 5.5/10 (FF).

49. Dust (I) (2001)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, Western