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Movies released in 2008

  • The Hurt Locker

    10

    I have watched this movie three times, the latest being on .

    An intense portrayal of elite soldiers who have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: disarming bombs in the heat of combat. When a new sergeant, James, takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn and Eldridge, by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat. James behaves as if he’s indifferent to death. As the men struggle to control their wild new leader, the city explodes into chaos, and James’ true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever.

  • WALL·E

    10

    I have watched this movie three times, the latest being on .

    In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

  • Doubt

    9

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Set in 1964, Doubt centers on a nun who confronts a priest after suspecting him of abusing a black student. He denies the charges, and much of the play’s quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority.

  • The Dark Knight

    9

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker.

  • I've Loved You So Long

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Juliette was 15 years in prison. Confronted with the unexpected goodness of her younger sister Léa, who makes Juliette a part of her family, very slowly breaks up the Juliette's ice and bitterness and she carefully opens up.

  • Slumdog Millionaire

    9

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.

  • Waltz with Bashir

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term service in that conflict.

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  • The Reader

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Burk re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

  • Cloverfield

    8

    I have watched this movie three times, the latest being on .

    Revolves around a monster attack in New York as told from the point of view of a small group of people.

  • Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend’s ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

  • Iron Man

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    When wealthy industrialist Tony Stark is forced to build an armored suit after a life-threatening incident, he ultimately decides to use its technology to fight against evil.

  • The Good, the Bad, the Weird

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A guksu western. Three Korean gunslingers are in Manchuria circa World War II: Do-wan, an upright bounty hunter, Chang-yi, a thin-skinned and ruthless killer, and Tae-goo, a train robber with nine lives. Tae-goo finds a map he’s convinced leads to buried treasure; Chang-yi wants it as well for less clear reasons. Do-wan tracks the map knowing it will bring him to Chang-yi, Tae-goo, and reward money. Occupying Japanese forces and their Manchurian collaborators also want the map, as does the Ghost Market Gang who hangs out at a thieves’ bazaar. These enemies cross paths frequently and dead bodies pile up. Will anyone find the map’s destination and survive to tell the tale?

  • Is Anybody There?

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Set in 1980s seaside England, this is the story of Edward, an unusual ten year old boy growing up in an old people’s home run by his parents…

  • Frozen River

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Here, the lure of fast money from smuggling presents a daily challenge to single moms who would otherwise be earning minimum wage. Two women - one white, one Mohawk, both single mothers faced with desperate circumstances - are drawn into the world of border smuggling across the frozen water of the St. Lawrence River. Ray and Lila - and a New York State Trooper as opponent in an evolving cat-and-mouse game.

  • Gran Torino

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Disgruntled Korean War vet Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski’s prized possession: his 1972 Gran Torino.

  • Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story of notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine.

  • Frost/Nixon

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

  • The Wrestler

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    This is a drama about an aging professional wrestler, decades past his prime, who now barely gets by working small wrestling shows in VFW halls and as a part-time grocery store employee. As he faces health problems that may end his wrestling career for good he attempts to come to terms with his life outside the ring: by working full time at the grocery store, trying to reconcile with the daughter he abandoned in childhood and forming a closer bond with a stripper he has romantic feelings for. He struggles with his new life and an offer of a high-profile rematch with his 1980s arch-nemesis, The Ayatollah, which may be his ticket back to stardom.

  • Rachel Getting Married

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Kym is released from rehab for a few days so she can go home to attend her sister Rachel's wedding. The home environment is always challenging for a recovering addict, no less so when the visit if only for a few days. While the sisters feel genuine affection for one another, there is tension in their relationship. Rachel feels that her father dotes on Kym far too much and Kym is upset to learn that Rachel has selected a friend to be her maid of honor. Their father is genuinely concerned about Kym's well-being but doesn't see the stress the relationship is causing. Both women also have to deal with their selfish mother who is clearly more concerned with her own well-being ahead of that of her children. Underlying the family's dynamic is a tragedy that occurred many years previously and for which Kym is held by some to be responsible.

  • JCVD

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Between his tax problems and his legal battle with his wife for the custody of his daughter, these are…

  • Hunger

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The last six weeks of the life of the Irish republican hunger striker Bobby Sands.

  • Let The Right One In

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can’t…

  • Marley and Me

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog.

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

  • Revolutionary Road

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.

  • Milk

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story of California’s first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, a San Francisco supervisor who was assassinated along with Mayor George Moscone by San Francisco Supervisor Dan White.

  • Che: Part One

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In 1956, Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara (Benicio Del Toro) and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

  • Defiance

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Three Jewish brothers escape from Nazi-occupied Poland into the Belarussian forest, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and others in danger.

  • Changeling

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A mother’s prayer for her kidnapped son to return home is answered, though it doesn’t take long for her to suspect the boy who comes back is not hers.

  • Mamma Mia! The Movie

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular ’70s group ABBA.

  • The Ruins

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins.

  • 21

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    The fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.

  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.

  • Wanted

    7

    I have watched this movie three times, the latest being on .

    A young man finds out his long lost father is an assassin. When his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father's old organization and trained by a man named Sloan to follow in his dad's footsteps.

  • In Bruges

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    London based hit men Ray and Ken are told by their boss Harry Waters to lie low in Bruges, Belgium for up to two weeks following their latest hit, which resulted in the death of an innocent bystander. Harry will be in touch with further instructions. While they wait for Harry’s call, Ken, following Harry’s advice, takes in the sights of the medieval city with great appreciation. But the charms of Bruges are lost on the simpler Ray, who is already despondent over the innocent death, especially as it was his first job. Things change for Ray when he meets Chloe, part of a film crew shooting a movie starring an American dwarf named Jimmy. When Harry’s instructions arrive, Ken, for whom the job is directed, isn’t sure if he can carry out the new job, especially as he has gained a new appreciation of life from his stay in the fairytale Bruges. While Ken waits for the inevitable arrival into Bruges of an angry Harry, who feels he must clean up matters on his own, Ray is dealing with his own …

  • The Baader Meinhof Complex

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Germany in the 1970s: Murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the yet fragile German democracy. The radicalised children of the Nazi generation lead by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism: American imperialism supported by the German establishment, many of whom have a Nazi past. Their aim is to create a more human society but by employing inhuman means they not only spread terror and bloodshed, they also lose their own humanity. The man who understands them is also their hunter: the head of the German police force Horst Herold. And while he succeeds in his relentless pursuit of the young terrorists, he knows he’s only dealing with the tip of the iceberg.

  • Transsiberian

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.

  • Taken

    7

    I have watched this movie three times, the latest being on .

    Seventeen year-old Kim is the pride and joy of her father Bryan Mills. Bryan is a retired agent who left the Central Intelligence Agency to be near Kim in California. Kim lives with her mother Lenore and her wealthy stepfather Stuart. Kim manages to convince her reluctant father to allow her to travel to Paris with her friend Amanda. When the girls arrive in Paris they share a cab with a stranger named Peter, and Amanda lets it slip that they are alone in Paris. Using this information an Albanian gang of human traffickers kidnaps the girls. Kim barely has time to call her father and give him information. Her father gets to speak briefly to one of the kidnappers and he promises to kill the kidnappers if they do not let his daughter go free. The kidnapper wishes him "good luck," so Bryan Mills travels to Paris to search for his daughter and her friend.

  • Lymelife

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Set in the late 70’s, seen through the innocent eyes of a fifteen year old boy, SCOTT, “Lymelife” is a unique take on the dangers of the American Dream. This funny, sad, violent and sometimes tragic look at first love, family dynamics and divorce weaves an intricate tapestry of American life during a time of drastic economic and emotional change.

  • The Brothers Bloom

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Brothers - older Stephen and three years junior Bloom - have been con artists since they were kids. Stephen is the mastermind, for who the intricacy of the story used in the con is as important as the positive outcome of the swindle. Bloom is the main character of Stephen’s stories, the character he considers the anti-hero. As adults, they travel the world and never enlist the same people twice in their cons, except for their consistent sidekick, the mysterious and primarily silent Bang Bang, a Japanese woman who just appeared in their lives one day and who has a penchant for blowing things up. As Bloom hits his mid-thirties, he wants to quit the business as he is losing his own identity to that of the characters he portrays; he doesn’;t know anymore what is real and what is make-believe. Stephen talks him into one last con, the mark to be the eccentric, lonely but beautiful New Jersey heiress…

  • Eden Lake

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Nursery teacher Jenny and her boyfriend Steve, escape for a romantic weekend away. Steve, planning to propose, has found an idyllic setting: a remote lake enclosed by woodlands and seemingly deserted. The couple's peace is shattered when a gang of obnoxious kids encircles their campsite. Reveling in provoking the adults, the gang steals the couple's belongings and vandalizes their car leaving them completely stranded. When Steve confronts them, tempers flare and he suffers a shocking and violent attack. Fleeing for help, Jenny is subject to a brutal and relentless game of cat-and-mouse as she desperately tries to evade her young pursuers and find her way out of the woods.

  • Blindness

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant “white blindness”. Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where the newly created “society of the blind” quickly breaks down.

  • Man on Wire

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit’s daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City’s World Trade Center’s twin towers in 1974, what some consider, “the artistic crime of the century.”

  • Mesrine: Killer Instinct

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.

  • W.

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A chronicle on the life and presidency of George W. Bush.

  • Religulous

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Bill Maher’s take on the current state of world religion.

  • Food, Inc.

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The current method of raw food production is largely a response to the growth of the fast food industry since the 1950s. The production of food overall has more drastically changed since that time than the several thousand years prior. Controlled primarily by a handful of multinational corporations, the global food production business - with an emphasis on the business - has as its unwritten goals production of large quantities of food at low direct inputs (most often subsidized) resulting in enormous profits, which in turn results in greater control of the global supply of food sources within these few companies. Health and safety (of the food itself, of the animals produced themselves, of the workers on the assembly lines, and of the consumers actually eating the food) are often overlooked by the companies, and are often overlooked by government in an effort to provide cheap food regardless of these negative consequences…

  • Body of Lies

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Roger Ferris uncovers a lead on a major terrorist leader suspected to be operating out of Jordan.

  • Tropic Thunder

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.

  • Ghost Town

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Bertram Pincus, is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.

  • The Wave

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A high school teacher’s unusual experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.

  • Ponyo

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An animated adventure centered on a 5-year-old boy and his relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become human.

  • Tokyo!

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Three of the world’s greatest filmmakers come together for an omnibus triptych examining the nature of one unforgettable city as it’s shaped by the disparate people who live, work (and even run amok!) inside one enormous, constantly evolving, densely populated Japanese megalopolis - the ravishing and inimitable Tokyo.

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  • Stop-Loss

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.

  • Me and Orson Welles

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A teenager is cast in the Mercury Theatre production of “Julius Caesar” directed by a young Orson Welles in 1937.

  • Burn After Reading

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it.

  • Definitely, Maybe

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.

  • Somers Town

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A black-and-white study of a social environment in London, concentrating on a pair of unlikely new friends and the girl they both fancy.

  • Nothing But the Truth

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source.

  • Traitor

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.

  • Bolt

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real.

  • Happy-Go-Lucky

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.

  • Role Models

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.

  • Quantum of Solace

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Seeking revenge for the death of his love, secret agent James Bond sets out to stop an environmentalist from taking control of a country’s water supply.

  • Eagle Eye

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Jerry and Rachel are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move.

  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.

  • How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York. Based on Toby Young’s memoir “How to Lose Friends & Alienate People”.

  • Appaloosa

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.

  • The Wackness

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    It’s the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop. Set against this backdrop, a lonely teenager named Luke Shapiro spends his last summer before university selling marijuana throughout New York City, trading it with his unorthodox psychotherapist for treatment, while having a crush on his stepdaughter.

  • The Strangers

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.

  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures.

  • Kung Fu Panda

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Po the Panda is the laziest animals in all of the Valley of Peace, but unwittingly becomes the chosen one when enemies threaten their way of life.

  • Adulthood

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Powerful, disturbing and moving in equal measure, 2005’s acclaimed “Kidulthood” took us deep into London’s unseen underbelly…

  • The Incredible Hulk

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Fugitive Dr. Bruce Banner must utilize the genetic accident that transforms him into a giant, rampaging hulk to stop a former soldier that purposely becomes an even more dangerous version.

  • Street Kings

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An undercover cop, disillusioned by the recent murder of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself.

  • The Bank Job

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A car dealer with a dodgy past and new family, Terry has always avoided major-league scams. But when Martine, a beautiful model from his old neighborhood, offers him a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London’s Baker Street, Terry recognizes the opportunity of a lifetime. Martine targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don’t realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal that spans London’s criminal underworld, the highest echelons of the British government, and the Royal Family itself.

  • Hancock

    6

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A hard-living superhero who has fallen out of favor with the public enters into a questionable relationship with the wife of the public relations professional who’s trying to repair his image.

  • Jumper

    6

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators.

  • The Burning Plain

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The Burning Plain follows the story of several different people separated by time and space — Sylvia, a woman in Oregon who must undertake an emotional odyssey to rid herself of her past; Mariana and Santiago, two teenagers trying to piece together the shattered lives of their parents in a New Mexico border town; Maria, a little girl who goes on a border-crossing voyage to help her parents find redemption, forgiveness, and love; and Gina and Nick, a couple who must deal with an intense and clandestine affair… because they are both married.

  • Bronson

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In 1974, a hot-headed 19 year old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to 7 years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. During that time, Michael Petersen, the boy, faded away and 'Charles Bronson,' his superstar alter ego, took center stage. Inside the mind of Bronson - a scathing indictment of celebrity culture.

  • Yes Man

    6

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Carl Allen is at a standstill. No future… Until the day he enrolls into a personal development program based on a very simple idea: say yes to everything! Carl discovers with amazement the magical power of "Yes", and sees his professional and romantic life turned upside down overnight: an unexpected promotion and a new girlfriend. But he'll soon discover that better can be good's enemy, and that all opportunities shouldn't be taken.

  • Surveillance

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Grisly murders occur in a small town. Two FBI agents arrive, set up their cameras in three interview rooms, and set up interviews of three survivors: a girl of about nine, a foul-mouthed cop with a bandaged hand, and a young woman of about 20 who uses drugs. Each tells their story as the male FBI agent listens and watches from a separate room: the girl draws for and talks to the female agent, the local chief interviews the injured cop, and two officers interview the young woman. As they tell their stories, some of which are inaccurate and self-serving, we see what actually happened the day before. Can the agents or anyone else put the pieces together?

  • Fireflies in the Garden

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The Taylor family is devastated by an accident that takes place on the day their matriarch is due to graduate from college — decades after leaving to raise her children.

  • Sunshine Cleaning

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school, a mom starts an unusual business — a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service — with her unreliable sister.

  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    6

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Famed archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones, Jr. is called back into action, when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.

  • Lakeview Terrace

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An LAPD officer will stop at nothing to force out the interracial couple who just moved in next door.

  • The Brøken

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In London, the radiologist Gina McVey organizes a surprise birthday party to her father John McVey with her boyfriend Stefan Chambers…

  • Seven Pounds

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

  • Synecdoche, New York

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

  • Choke

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother’s hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.

  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Devastated Peter takes a Hawaii vacation in order to deal with recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know Sarah’s traveling to the same resort as her ex … and she’s bringing along her new boyfriend.

  • Splinter

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.

  • Gomorra

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An inside look at Italy’s modern-day crime families.

  • Last Chance Harvey

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In London for his daughter’s wedding, a rumpled man finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life.

  • Valkyrie

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Based on actual events, a plot to assassinate Hitler is unfurled during the height of WWII.

  • The Spirit

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Rookie cop Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces in Central City.

  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The sequel to 2005’s “Madagascar”, in which New York Zoo animals, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo…

  • My Best Friend's Girl

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Tank faces the ultimate test of friendship when his best friend hires him to take his ex-girlfriend out on a lousy date in order to make her realize how great her former boyfriend is.

  • Saw V

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Detective Hoffman and Agent Strahm clash as they each investigate the apparent continuation of the Jigsaw murders.

  • City of Ember

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember’s once powerful generator is failing … and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker.

  • Mirrors

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.

  • Righteous Kill

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Two veteran New York City detectives work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?

  • Outpost

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In war-torn Eastern Europe, a world-weary group of mercenaries discover a long-hidden secret in an abandoned WWII bunker.

  • Vantage Point

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    With a Rashomon narrative style, the attempted assassination of the president is told from five different perspectives.

  • Untraceable

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    FBI agent Jennifer Marsh is tasked with hunting down a seemingly untraceable serial killer who posts live videos of his victims on the Internet. As time runs out, the cat and mouse chase becomes more personal.

  • Be Kind Rewind

    5

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A man whose brain becomes magnetized unintentionally destroys every tape in his friend’s video store. In order to satisfy the store’s most loyal renter, an aging woman with signs of dementia, the two men set out to remake the lost films, which include Ghost Busters, The Lion King, and Robocop.

    Read the review of Be Kind Rewind

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The four Pevensie children return to Narnia, only to discover that hundreds of years have passed since they ruled there, and the evil King Miraz has taken charge. With the help of a heroic mouse called Reepicheep, and the exiled heir to the throne, Prince Caspian, they set out to overthrow the King, once again with Aslan’s help.

  • Trucker

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A trucker, leading a life free of depth and on the way to nowhere, is forced to make a decision about her aggressive loner 11-year-old son whom she openly deserted ten years previously.

  • Incendiary

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Grief, guilt, and betrayal. In North London, a young mother dotes on her four-year-old son and lives in a modest flat with her husband, a cop in the bomb squad. The Arsenal football team is their religion. On May Day, a major terrorist attack brings tragedy while she is in the arms of a rich reporter who lives over the road. She wishes she were dead. In grief and guilt, she pursues revenge, faces betrayal, experiences delusions, and may be suicidal. Two men seek her affection: the reporter and a colleague of her husband’s who imagines caravan camping with her on a beach. In London, the city of the Great Fire and of Hitler’s bombardment, is there any way back to life for her?

  • The Promotion

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    At 33, Doug Stauber is ready for a promotion. He’s married, wants to buy a house, and is assistant manager at a Chicago supermarket that’s building a new store in his neighborhood. His boss tells him he’s a shoo-in to manage the new store, then, a rival appears - Richard Wehlner, transferred from Canada. Richard has a deeper resume than Doug, is really nice, has a wife and daughter, and wants the promotion to manager too. How should Doug behave toward Richard - as a friend, a colleague, a competitor, or an enemy? Richard, it seems, has demons and a past, but with the help of motivational tapes, he’s resolved to succeed. Corporate and personal tests await the two men.

  • Get Smart

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, battles the forces of KAOS with the more-competent Agent 99 at his side.

  • Wendy and Lucy

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A woman’s life is derailed en route to a potentially lucrative summer job. When her car breaks down, and her dog is taken to the pound, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she is led through a series of increasingly dire economic decisions.

  • Gigantic

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A mattress salesman finds his plan to adopt a Chinese baby augmented by the arrival of a young woman, who comes into his workplace, falls asleep on one of the beds, and starts to affect his life upon waking up.

  • Pontypool

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A psychological thriller in which a deadly virus infects a small Ontario town.

  • The Midnight Meat Train

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A New York photographer hunts down a serial killer.

  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.

  • Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    High school student Nick O’Leary, member of the Queercore band The Jerk Offs, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and she asks him to be her boyfriend for five minutes.

  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth.

  • Transporter 3

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina’s safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.

  • What Just Happened

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Two weeks in the life of a fading Hollywood producer who’s having a rough time trying to get his new picture made.

  • Death Race

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world’s most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.

  • RocknRolla

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, naturally attraction the attention of some of the city’s scrappiest tough guys (Butler, Elba) its more established underworld players (Wilkinson), and others — all of whom are looking to get rich quick.

  • Pineapple Express

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A stoner and his dealer are forced to go on the run from the police after the pothead witnesses a cop commit a murder.

  • Bangkok Dangerous

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A hitman who’s in Bangkok to pull off a series of jobs falls for a local woman and bonds with his errand boy.

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    As the Clone Wars sweep through the galaxy, the heroic Jedi Knights struggle to maintain order and restore peace…

  • The Happening

    5

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Elliot Moore is a high school science teacher who quizzes his class one day about an article in the New York Times. It's about the sudden, mysterious disappearance of bees. Yet again Nature is doing something inexplicable, and whatever science has to say about it will be, in the end, only a theory. Scientists will bring out more theories, but no explanations, when a more urgent dilemma hits the planet. It begins in Central Park. Suddenly and inexplicably, the behavior of everyone in the park changes in a most bizarre and horrible way. Soon, the strange behavior spreads throughout the city and beyond. Elliot, his wife, Alma, and Jess, the young daughter of a friend, will only have theories to guide them where to run and where to hide. But theories may not be enough.

    Read the review of The Happening

  • Prom Night

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Donna’s senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.

  • Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Follows the cross-country adventures of the pot-smoking duo as they try to outrun authorities who suspect them of being terrorists when they try to sneak a bong on board their flight to Amsterdam.

  • Speed Racer

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story begins with Speed Racer who is a young man with natural racing instincts whose goal is to win The Crucible…

  • Doomsday

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.

  • Deception

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    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.

  • Drillbit Taylor

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Three kids hire a low-budget bodyguard to protect them from the playground bully.

  • The Spiderwick Chronicles

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.

  • Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists.

  • The Cottage

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In a remote part of the countryside, a bungled kidnapping turns into a living nightmare for four central characters when they cross paths with a psychopathic farmer and all hell breaks loose.

  • Max Payne

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Three years ago, NYPD detective Max Payne's wife and baby were murdered. Max gets himself transferred to the cold case office where he can continue searching for the killer who got away. He's a loner, but two people reach out to him during a fateful week: Alex, his ex-partner who may have found a clue, and BB, the security chief at the pharmaceutical company where Max's wife worked. Meanwhile, bodies are piling up, some as a result of a drug on the street that is highly addictive and, for many who take it, brings hideous hallucinations. When one of the bodies is a woman Payne was the last to see alive, her sister comes looking for him armed to the teeth; Max must move fast.

  • Far Cry

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An adaptation of the first-person-shooter video game where Jack Carver, a retired Special Forces Officer who now is transport for hire, by people and cargo. On one particular trip Jack ferries a photographer 'Val' who wants to photograph old Japanese WW2 bases on some of the Micronesian islands. He goes through hell when his boat is attacked and destroyed by an unknown party while Val is away. Surviving by the skin of his teeth, he must now find Val and uncover what is truly happening on these dark and mysterious islands.

  • Baghead

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Four struggling actors retreat to a cabin in Big Bear, California in order to write a screenplay that will make them all stars. Problem is: What happens when their story idea — a horror flick about a group of friends tormented by a villain with a bag over his head – starts to come true?

  • Two Lovers

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A Brooklyn-set romantic drama about a bachelor torn between the family friend his parents wish he would marry and his beautiful but volatile new neighbor.

  • Fanboys

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Star Wars fans travel to Skywalker Ranch to steal an early copy of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.

  • Resident Evil: Degeneration

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A warrior seeking revenge unleashes a deadly virus in Harvardville. Responding to the threat are former special forces members Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, who look to bring down a mutated monster before history repeats itself.

  • War, Inc.

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A political satire set in Turaqistan, a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former US Vice-President…

  • 80 Minutes

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    80 minutes to live or die. Alex got injected with a high tech poison by his creditor and put on a time clock to pay his debt back in 1 hour and 20 minutes.

  • The Eye

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The remake of the Hong Kong film “Jian Gui”, a woman who receives an eye transplant that allows her to see into the supernatural world.

  • One Missed Call

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In this remake of the Japanese horror film “Chakushin Ari” (2003), several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves — messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.

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