Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Shining [1980]

Genre: horror, mystery

Rating: 8,5/10
My Rating: 4/5

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writers: Stephen King (novel), Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Diane Johnson (screenplay)

Stars: Jack NicholsonShelley DuvallDanny Lloyd

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Blood and Chocolate [2007]

Genre: drama, fantasy, horror

Rating: 5,4/10
My Rating: 3/5
Good movie, but it has nothing to do with the book and that makes me so angry.

A young teenage werewolf (Bruckner) is torn between honoring her family's secret and her love for a man (Dancy).

Director: Katja von Garnier 
Writers: Ehren Kruger (screenplay), Christopher Landon (screenplay), Annette Curtis Klause (novel)

Stars: Agnes BrucknerHugh DancyOlivier Martinez

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Hodejegerne [2011]

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Rating: 7,6/10
My Rating: 5/5
Jo Nesbø <3 Norwegian <3 Nikolaj <3

An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary.

Director:  Morten Tyldum
Writers: Ulf Ryberg (screenplay), Lars Gudmestad (screenplay), Jo Nesbø (novel)

Stars: Aksel HennieSynnøve Macody LundNikolaj Coster-Waldau

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Bad Teacher [2011]

Genre: Comedy

Rating: 5,7/10
My Rating: 5/5

A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job and her students is forced to return to her job to make enough money for a boob job after her rich fiancé dumps her.

Director: Jake Kasdan
Writers: Gene StupnitskyLee Eisenberg

Stars: Cameron DiazJason SegelJustin Timberlake

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail [1975]

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Rating: 8,4/10
My Rating: 5/5

King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles.

Director: Terry GilliamTerry Jones
Writers: Graham ChapmanJohn Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry GilliamTerry Jones, Michael Palin

Stars: Graham ChapmanJohn Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry GilliamTerry Jones, Michael Palin

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The Ninth Gate [1999]

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Rating: 6,7/10
My Rating: 4/5

A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.

Director: Roman Polanski
Writers: Arturo Pérez-Reverte (novel), John Brownjohn (screenplay), Enrique Urbizu (screenplay), Roman Polanski (screenplay)

Stars: Johnny Depp (Dean Corso), Frank Langella (Boris Balkan), Lena Olin (Liana Telfer) 

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Da Vinci Code [2006]

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Rating: 6,5/10
My Rating: 4/5
The book is waaay better, but I can't say the movie is bad. It's great, but Tautou is annoying. 

A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Director: Ron Howard
Writers: Akiva Goldsman (screenplay), Dan Brown (novel)

Stars: Tom Hanks (Robert Langdon), Audrey Tautou (Sophie Neveu), Jean Reno (Captain Bezu Fache)

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The Lone Ranger [2013]

Genre: Action, Adventure, Western

Rating: 6,6/10
My Rating: 5/5

Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

Director: Gore Verbinski
Writers: Justin Haythe (screenplay), Ted Elliott (screenplay), Terry Rossio (screenplay)

Stars: Johnny Depp (Tonto), Armie Hammer (John Reid (Lone Ranger)), William Fichtner (Butch Cavendish)

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A Good Old Fashioned Orgy [2011]

Genre: Comedy

Rating: 6,2/10

My Rating: 4,5/5

A group of 30-year-olds who have been friends since high school attempt to throw an end-of-summer orgy.

Directors: Alex GregoryPeter Huyck
Writers: Alex GregoryPeter Huyck

Stars: Jason Sudeikis (Eric), Leslie Bibb (Kelly), Tyler Labine (McCrudden)

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

(500) Days of Summer [2009]

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rating: 7.8/10

My Rating: 5/5
I don't really like romantic comedies, but this one is really different. 

An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.

Director: Marc Webb
Writers: Scott NeustadterMichael H. Weber

Stars: Zooey Deschanel (Summer), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Tom), Geoffrey Arend (McKenzie)

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Hunger Games [2012]

Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Rating: 7.3/10

My Rating: 4/5
Just because I read the books. I mean, movie is great, but compared to the book, it looks like a trailer.

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete.

Director: Gary Ross
Writers: Gary Ross (screenplay), Suzanne Collins (screenplay & novel), Billy Ray (screenplay)

Stars: Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne)

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