Friday, December 30, 2011

Bridesmaids (2011)

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Bridesmaids (2011)

Date seen: 30 December 2011
Rated R
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Metascore: 75/100
Tomatometer: 90%, Fresh

Movie Notebook Score: 8/10
Recommendation: C - Selectively Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

For your consideration:
  • Acting: Kristen Wiig as Annie Walker
  • Acting: Melissa McCarthy as Megan
  • Ensemble



Thursday, December 29, 2011

Moneyball (2011)

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Moneyball (2011)

Date seen: 29 December 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 7.9
Metascore: 87/100
Tomatometer: 95%, Fresh

Movie Notebook Score: 10/10
Recommendation: A - Highly Recommended
Grade: QT - Watch if you want to have Quality Time

For your consideration:
  • Acting: Brad Pitt as Billy Beane
  • Acting: Jonah Hill as Peter Brand
  • Adapted Screenplay

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

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Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

Date seen: 28 December 2011
Rated R
IMDB Rating: 7.6
Metascore: 76/100
Tomatometer: 88%, Fresh

Movie Notebook Score: 8/10
Recommendation: C - Selectively Recommended
Grade: QT - Watch if you want to have Quality Time

For your consideration:
  • Acting: Elizabelth Olsen as Martha
  • Acting: John Hawkes as Patrick
  • Acting: Sarah Paulson as Lucy
  • Original Screenplay
  • Ensemble

Super 8 (2011)

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Super 8 (2011)

Date seen: 28 December 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 7.3
Metascore: 72/100
Tomatometer: 82%, Fresh

My Rating: 9/10
Recommendation: B - Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

For your consideration:
  • Acting: Joel Courtney as Joe Lamb
  • Acting: Elle Fanning as Alice Dainard
  • Acting: Riley Griffiths as Charles
  • Acting: Ryan Lee as Cary
  • Acting: Gabriel Basso as Martin
  • Acting: Zach Mills as Preston
  • Sound
  • Sound Mixing
  • Sound Editing
  • Visual Effects
  • Ensemble

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Jane Eyre (2011)

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Jane Eyre (2011)

Date seen: 27 December 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 7.4
Metascore: 76/100
Tomatometer: 85%, Fresh

My Rating: 9/10
Recommendation: C - Selectively Recommended
Grade: QT - Watch if you want to have Quality Time

For your consideration:
  • Acting: Michael Fassbender as Rochester
  • Acting: Mia Wasikowska as Jane Eyre
  • Costume Design
  • Cinematography
  • Adapted Screenplay
  • Make-up

Monday, December 26, 2011

Beginners (2010)

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Beginners (2011)

Date seen: 26 December 2011
Rated R
IMDB Rating: 7.2
Metascore: 81/100
Tomatometer: 84%, Fresh

My Rating: 7/10
Recommendation: C - Selectively Recommended
Grade: ST - Watch if you can't Sleep

For your consideration:
  • Acting: Christopher Plummer as Hal Fields

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

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We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

Date seen: 26 December 2011
Rated R
IMDB Rating: 7.8
Metascore: 69/100
Tomatometer: 83%, Fresh

My Rating: 9/10
Recommendation: C - Selectively Recommended
Grade: QT - Watch if you want to have Quality Time

For your consideration:
  • Acting: Tilda Swinton as Eva Khatchadourian
  • Acting: Ezra Miller as Kevin Khatchadourian (Teenager)
  • Adapted Screenplay
  • Cinematography

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Hall of Fame: Up (2009)

Movie Notebook's first inductee to its Movie Hall of Fame:
"For beyond-excellent artwork and animation, heart-touching story, great adventure, cute comedy, and moral lessons."
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Up (2009)
Rated PG, RT 96 mins
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios
Budget: $175,000,000 (Estimated) Gross: $731,342,744 (Worldwide) (25 November 2011)
IMDB Rating: 8.3/10  Metascore: 88/100  Tomatometer: 98%, Fresh
My Rating: 10/10  Recommendation: A - Highly Recommended
Grade: QT - Watch if you want to have Quality Time 

The movie is about an old man trying to fulfill his promise to his wife of whom he met during childhood and of whom he shares passion - adventure. The old man then pursues to realize the promise with a help from a cute junior wilderness explorer who is eager to help in order to complete his set badges and be promoted as senior wilderness explorer. Along the way, grim challenges and adventure await them.

In 2010, the movie made history as the second animated film ever to be nominated for Best Picture in the Oscars. During the awards night, it took two Oscars for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year and Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score. To date, the movie has won 53 awards and 32 nominations.

I'm not really sure how many times I have already seen this movie, may be last night was either the third or the fourth time. Up (2009) never fails to fly you high in terms of adventure, comedy, and morals - the wonderful animation is a bonus. Certainly one of the movies one should watch for a guaranteed quality time.
 




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Saturday, December 24, 2011

No Strings Attached (2011)

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No Strings Attached (2011)

Date seen: 24 December 2011
Rated R
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Metascore: 50/100
Tomatometer: 49%, Rotten

My Rating: 5/10
Recommendation: D - Not Recommended
Grade: WT - Watch if you want to Waste Time


Friday, December 23, 2011

Melancholia (2011)

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Melancholia (2011)

Date seen: 23 December 2011
Rated R
IMDB Rating: 7.4
Metascore: 81/100
Tomatometer: 78%, Fresh

My Rating: 8/10
Recommendation: C - Selectively Recommended
Grade: ST - Watch if you can't Sleep

For your consideration:
  • Acting: Charlotte Gainsbourg as Claire
  • Acting: Kirsten Dunst as Justine

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Albert Nobbs (2011)

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Albert Nobbs (2011)

Date seen: 20 December 2011
Rated R
IMDB Rating: 6.9
Metascore: 53/100
Tomatometer: 50%, Rotten

My Rating: 8/10
Recommendation: C - Selectively Recommended
Grade: QT - Watch if you want to have Quality Time

For your consideration:
  • Acting: Glenn Close as Albert Nobbs
  • Acting: Janet McTeer as Hubert Page
  • Make-up
  • Costume Design

Monday, December 19, 2011

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

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Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Date seen: 19 December 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 7.5
Metascore: 68/100
Tomatometer: 78%, Fresh

My Rating: 8/10
Recommendation: C - Selectively Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

For your consideration:
  • Ensemble

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

Date seen: 18 December 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 8.0
Metascore: 75/100
Tomatometer: 93%, Fresh

My Rating: 8/10
Recommendation: B - Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

For your consideration:
  • Acting: Simon Pegg as Benji

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Source Code (2011)

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Source Code (2011)

Date seen: 17 December 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 7.6
Metascore: 74/100
Tomatometer: 92%, Fresh

My Rating: 8/10
Recommendation: B - Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

Friday, December 16, 2011

Contagion (2011)

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Contagion (2011)

Date seen: 17 December 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Metascore: 70/100
Tomatometer: 84%, Fresh

My Rating: 8/10
Recommendation: B - Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

For your consideration:
  • Acting: Jennifer Ehle as Dr. Ally Hextall
  • Acting: Jude Law as Alan Krumwiede
  • Ensemble

Warrior (2011)

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Warrior (2011)

Date seen: 16 December 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 8.3
Metascore: 71/100
Tomatometer: 82%, Fresh

My Rating: 10/10
Recommendation: A - Highly Recommended
Grade: QT - Watch if you want to have Quality Time

For your consideration:
  • Acting: Nick Nolte as Paddy Conlon
  • Acting: Tom Hardy as Tommy Conlon
  • Acting: Joel Edgerton as Brendan Conlon
  • Acting: Frank Grillo as Frank Campana
  • Cinematography
  • Sound
  • Ensemble

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Another Earth (2011)

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Another Earth (2011)

Date seen: 15 December 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Metascore: 66/100
Tomatometer: 63%, Fresh

My Rating: 9/10
Recommendation: C - Selectively Recommended
Grade: QT - Watch if you want to have a Quality Time

For your consideration:
  • Acting: Brit Marling as Rhoda Williams
  • Acting: William Mapother as John Burroughs
  • Original Screenplay
  • Musical Score

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Help (2011)

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The Help (2011)

Date seen: 11 December 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 8.1
Metascore: 62/100
Tomatometer: 76%, Fresh

My Rating: 10/10
Recommendation: A - Highly Recommended
Grade: QT - Watch if you want to have Quality Time

For your consideration:
  • Acting: Viola Davis as Aibeleen Clark
  • Acting: Octavia Spencer as Minny Jackson
  • Acting: Jessica Chastain as Celia Foote
  • Acting: Bryce Dallas Howard as Hilly Holbrook
  • Acting: Emma Stone as Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan
  • Adapted Screenplay
  • Costume Design
  • Art Direction
  • Original Song for The Living Proof
  • Ensemble

50/50 (2011)

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50/50 (2011)

Date seen: 10 December 2011
Rated R
IMDB Rating: 8.2
Metascore: 72/100
Tomatometer: 93%, Fresh

My Rating: 9/10
Recommendation: A - Highly Recommended
Grade: QT - Watch if you want to have Quality Time

For your consideration:
  • Acting: Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Adam
  • Acting: Seth Rogen as Kyle
  • Acting: Anna Kendrick as Katherine
  • Original Screenplay

Friday, December 9, 2011

One Day (2011)

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One Day (2011)

Date seen: 10 December 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 6.7
Metascore: 48/100
Tomatometer: 36%, Rotten

My Rating: 7/10
Recommendation: C - Selectively Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

Immortals (2011)

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Immortals (2011)

Date seen: 09 December 2011
Rated R
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Metascore: 46/100
Tomatometer: 36%, Rotten

My Rating: 6/10
Recommendation: C - Selectively Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Midnight in Paris (2011)

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Midnight in Paris (2011)

Date seen: 08 December 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 7.9
Metascore: 81/100
Tomatometer: 93%, Fresh

My Rating: 7/10
Recommendation: C - Selectively Recommended
Grade: ST - Watch if you can't to Sleep

For your consideration:
  • Cinematography


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

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The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

Date seen: 07 December 2011
Rated PG
IMDB: Rating: 7.8
Metascore: 75/100
Tomatometer: 75%, Fresh

My Rating: 9/10
Recommendation: A - Highly Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

For your consideration:
  • Achievement in Animation

Monday, December 5, 2011

Like Crazy (2011)

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Like Crazy (2011)

Date seen: 05 December 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 6.8
Metascore: 70/100
Tomatometer: 72%, Fresh

My Rating: 9/10
Recommendation: C - Selectively Recommended
Grade: QT - Watch if you want to have a Quality Time

For your consideration:
  • Acting: Felicity Jones as Anna
  • Acting: Anton Yelchin as Jacob
  • Musical Score
  • Cinematography

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Ides of March (2011)

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The Ides of March (2011)

Date seen: 03 December 2011
Rated R
IMDB Rating: 7.5
Metascore: 67/100
Tomatometer: 86%, Fresh

My Rating: 9/10
Recommendation: C - Selectively Recommended
Grade: QT - Watch if you want to have Quality Time

For your consideration:
  • Acting: Ryan Gosling as Stephen Meyers
  • Acting: Evan Rachel Wood as Molly Stearns
  • Adapted Screenplay
  • Musical Score
  • Cinematography

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy Feet Two (2011)

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Happy Feet Two (2011)

Date seen: 29 November 2011
Rated PG
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Metascore: 50/100
Tomatometer: 44%, Rotten

My Rating: 8/10
Recommendation: A - Highly Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Tree of Life (2011)

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The Tree of Life (2011)

Date seen: 24 November 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 7.3
Metascore: 85/100
Tomatometer: 84%, Fresh

My Rating: 9/10
Recommendation: A - Highly Recommended
Grade: QT - Watch if you want to have Quality Time

For your consideration:
  • Acting: Jessica Chastain as Mrs. O'Brien
  • Directing: Terrence Malick
  • Original Screenplay
  • Cinematography
  • Musical Score
  • Costume Design
  • Editing

Drive (2011)

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Drive (2011)

Date seen: 19 November 2011
Rated R
IMDB Rating: 8.2
Metascore: 79/100
Tomatometer: 93%, Fresh

My Rating: 9/10
Recommendation: A - Highly Recommended
Grade: QT - Watch if you want to have a Quality Time

For your consideration:
  • Acting: Ryan Gosling as Driver
  • Acting: Albert Brooks as Bernie Rose
  • Cinematography

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

Date seen: 18 November 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 4.7
Metascore: 45/100

My Rating: 4/10
Recommendation: D - Not Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time 

Limitless (2011)

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Limitless (2011)

Date seen: 05 November 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 7.3
Metascore: 59/100

My Rating: 8/10
Recommendation: A - Highly Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

For your consideration:
  • Acting: Bradley Cooper as Eddie Morra

Real Steel (2011)

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Real Steel (2011)

Date seen: 21 October 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 7.6
Metascore: 56/100

My Rating: 8/10
Recommendation: A - Highly Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Date seen: 17 September 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Metascore: 66/100

My Rating: 8/10
Recommendation: B - Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

Unknown (2011)

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Unknown (2011)

Date seen: 27 August 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Metascore: 56/100

My Rating: 7/10
Recommendation: B - Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)

Date seen: 23 July 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 8.2
Metascore: 87/100

My Rating: 9/10
Recommendation: A - Highly Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time


For your consideration:
  • Acting: Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall
  • Visual Effects

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

Date seen: 04 July 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Metascore: 42/100

My Rating: 6/10
Recommendation: C - Selectively Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

Monday, November 21, 2011

X-Men: First Class (2011)

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X-Men: First Class (2011)
Date seen: 04 June 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 7.9
Metascore: 65/100

My Rating: 8/10
Recommendation: B - Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Date seen: 03 June 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 6.7
Metascore: 45/100

My Rating: 6/10
Recommendation: C - Selectively Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

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Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

Date seen: 28 May 2011
Rated PG
IMDB Rating: 7.5
Metascore: 67/100

My Rating: 7/10
Recommendation: B - Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

Fast Five (2011)

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Fast Five (2011)

Date seen: 07 May 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 7.4
Metascore: 67/100

My Rating: 8/10
Recommendation: B - Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

Thor (2011)

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Thor (2011)

Date seen: 02 May 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 7.1
Metascore: 57/100

My Rating: 6/10
Recommendation: C - Selectively Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Rio (2011)

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Rio (2011)

Date seen: 25 April 2011
Rated G
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Metascore: 63/100

My Rating: 9/10
Recommendation: A - Highly Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

The Mechanic (2011)

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The Mechanic (2011)

Date seen: 30 March 2011
Rated R
IMDB Rating: 6.5
Metascore: 49/100

My Rating: 7/10
Recommendation: B - Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

Red Riding Hood (2011)

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Red Riding Hood (2011)

Date seen: 21 March 2011
Rated PG-13
IMDB Rating: 5.1
Metascore: 29/100

My Rating: 4/10
Recommendation: D - Not Recommended
Grade: WT - Watch if you want to Waste Time

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Rango (2011)

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Rango (2011)

Date seen: 11 March 2011
Rated PG
IMDB Rating: 7.4
Metascore: 74/100

My Score: 9/10
Recommendation: A - Highly Recommended
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

Opening

Recommendations:


A - Highly Recommended
B - Recommended
C - Selectively Recommended
D - Not Recommended


Grades:


QT - Watch if you want to have Quality Viewing
GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time
ST - Watch if you can't Sleep
WT - Watch if you want to Waste Time


List 2011 Movies that I have seen already until this posting:

  1. Rango
  2. Red Riding Hood
  3. The Mechanic
  1. Rio
  1. Thor
  2. Fast Five
  3. Kung Fu Panda 2
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides
  5. X-Men: First Class
  6. Transformers: The Dark of the Moon
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  8. Unknown
  9. Captain America: The First Avenger
  10. Real Steel
  11. Limitless
  12. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
  13. Drive