Big Hero 6

St. Vincent


Gone Girl

The Interview



May 24: The Book Thief – While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents. (IMDB 7.6/10)

May 20: The Wolverine – When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons. (IMDB 6.8/10)

May 3: Philomena – A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. (IMDB 7.7/10)

April 13: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring. (IMDB 8.1/10)

March 30: Her – A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need. (IMDB 8.3/10)

March 29: The Wolf of Wall Street – Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. (IMDB 8.4/10)

March 27: Saving Mr. Banks – Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. (IMDB 7.7/10)

March 21: 12 Years a Slave – In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. (IMDB 8.3/10)

March 8: Dallas Buyers Club – In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease. (IMDB 8.0/10)

March 2: Frozen – Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. (IMDB 7.9/10)

March 1: Nebraska – An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. (IMDB 7.9/10)

February 28: Carrie – A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. (IMDB 6.1/10)

February 22: Blackfish – Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. Blackfish shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity. (IMDB 8.1/10)

February 15: Captain Phillips – The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. (IMDB 8.0/10)

February 1: 2 Guns – A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent. (IMDB 6.8/10)

January 8: Gravity – A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. (IMDB 8.3/10)

January 5: Enough Said – A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she’s interested in learns he’s her new friend’s ex-husband. (IMDB 7.4/10)

2013 (71 movies watched)

December 29: The Perks of Being a Wallflower – An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. (IMDB 8.1/10)

December 28: The Place Beyond the Pines – A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective. (IMDB 7.4/10)

December 27: Despicable Me 2 – Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. (IMDB 7.6/10)

December 22: That’s My Boy – While in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent up until Todd’s 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd’s world comes crashing down when Donny resurfaces just before Todd’s wedding. (IMDB 5.5/10)

December 21: Prisoners – When Keller Dover’s daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family? (IMDB 8.1/10)

December 19: The Way Way Back – Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park. (IMDB 7.4/10)

December 15: Now You See Me – An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money. (IMDB 7.3/10)

November 26: Elysium – In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds. (IMDB 6.8/10)

November 24: We’re the Millers – A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. (IMDB 7.1/10)

November 18: The Internship – Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment. (IMDB 6.2/10)

October 26: Kick-Ass 2 – The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows. (IMDB 6.9/10)

October 14: Monsters University – A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren’t necessarily the best of friends. (IMDB 7.5/10)

October 8: The Hangover Part III – When one of their own is kidnapped by an angry gangster, the Wolf Pack must track down Mr. Chow, who has escaped from prison and is on the lam. (IMDB 5.9/10)

October 7: Pacific Rim – As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse. (IMDB 7.4/10)

October 6: The Heat – An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord. (IMDB 6.8/10)

October 1: The Croods – After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy. (IMDB 7.3/10)

September 20: This is the End – While attending a party at James Franco’s house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse. (IMDB 7.4/10)

September 15: The Big Year – Two bird enthusiasts try to defeat the cocky, cutthroat world record holder in a year-long bird-spotting competition. (IMDB 6.1/10)

September 9: World War Z – United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. (IMDB 7.1/10)

September 2: Side Effects – A young woman’s world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects. (IMDB 7.1/10)

September 1: Admission – A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption. (IMDB 5.6/10)

August 25: Jack Reacher – A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims. (IMDB 7.0/10)

August 17: Pain and Gain – A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong. (IMDB 6.6/10)

August 13: Colombiana – A young woman, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. (IMDB 6.2/10)

August 10: The Campaign – In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center. (IMDB 6.1/10)

August 5: Upside Down – Adam and Eden fell in love as teens despite the fact that they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions. Ten years after a forced separation, Adam sets out on a dangerous quest to reconnect with his love. (IMDB 6.3/10)

August 1: Trance – An art auctioneer who has become mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting. (IMDB 7.0/10)

July 28: G.I. Joe: Retaliation – The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. (IMDB 5.9/10)

July 27: The Call – When a veteran 911 operator takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life. (IMDB 6.6/10)

July 19: Yes Man – A guy challenges himself to say “yes” to everything for an entire year. (IMDB 6.8/10)

July 17: Iron Man 3 – When Tony Stark’s world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution. (IMDB 7.6/10)

July 13: Chasing Ice – Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. (IMDB 7.6/10)

June 28: The Indescribable Burt Wonderstone – When a street magician’s stunts begins to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton look to salvage on their act – and their friendship – by staging their own daring stunt. (IMDB 5.9/10)

June 27: Robt & Frank – Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team. (IMDB 7.1/10)

June 14: Broken City – In a city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler. (IMDB 6.1/10)

June 8: Star Trek Into Darkness – After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. (IMDB 8.2/10)

June 7: Oz the Great and Powerful – A small-time magician is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches. (IMDB 6.6/10)

May 25: The Great Gatsby – A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor. (IMDB 7.5/10)

May 20: Safe Haven – A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her. (IMDB 6.4/10)

May 18: Trouble with the Curve – An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip. (IMDB 6.7/10)

May 11: The Change-Up – Dave is a married man with two kids and a loving wife , and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain when lightning strikes and they switch bodies. (IMDB 6.3/10)

May 10: Oblivion – A veteran assigned to extract Earth’s remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself. (IMDB 7.2/10)

May 1: A Scanner Darkly – An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result. (IMDB 7.0/10)

April 27: The Guilt Trip – As inventor Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mom’s house turns into an unexpected cross-country voyage with her along for the ride. (IMDB 5.6/10)

April 19: Fair Game – CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration. (IMDB 6.8/10)

April 12: Gangster Squad – Los Angeles, 1949: A secret crew of police officers led by two determined sergeants work together in an effort to take down the ruthless mob king Mickey Cohen who runs the city. (IMDB 6.9/10)

April 6: Silver Linings Playbook – After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. (IMDB 8.0/10)

April 5: Django Unchained – With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (IMDB 8.6/10)

March 30: Premium Rush – In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city. (IMDB 6.5/10)

March 23: Rise of the Guardians – When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world. (IMDB 7.3/10)

March 21: The Conspirator – Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life. (IMDB 6.9/10)

March 16: The Master – A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future – until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader. (IMDB 7.3/10)

March 15: Lincoln – As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. (IMDB 7.7/10)

March 14: Blade Runner – Deckard, a blade runner, has to track down and terminate 4 replicants who hijacked a ship in space and have returned to Earth seeking their maker. (IMDB 8.3/10)

March 10: This Is 40 – A look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of Knocked Up. (IMDB 6.3/10)

March 3: Flight – An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling. (IMDB 7.3/10)

March 2: Zero Dark Thirty – A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011. (IMDB 7.6/10)

February 22: Wreck-It Ralph – A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. (IMDB 7.9/10)

February 8: The Expendables 2 – Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat. (IMDB 6.9/10)

Ted – As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett’s teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John’s side ever since – a friendship that’s tested when Lori, John’s girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship. (IMDB 7.2/10)

February 4: Les Misérables – In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever. (IMDB 7.9/10)

February 3: Take Shelter – Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself. (IMDB 7.5/10)

January 31: Here Comes the Boom – A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school. (IMDB 6.4/10)

January 20: Deadfall – A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family’s Thanksgiving celebration. (IMDB 6.3/10)

January 15: Cloud Atlas – An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. (IMDB 7.9/10)

January 13: Skyfall – Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her, bringing MI6 under attack. (IMDB 8.0/10)

January 11: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – A younger and more reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on a “unexpected journey” to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of Dwarves to reclaim a their stolen mountain home from a dragon named Smaug. (IMDB 8.3/10)

January 10: Mr. Brooks – A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego. (IMDB 7.4/10)

January 6: Lawless – Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by a new deputy and other authorities who want a cut of their profits. (IMDB 7.3/10)

January 5: Aftershock – The epic story of a family separated as a result of the Great Tangshan Earthquake of 1976. (IMDB 7.3/10)

January 1: Moonrise Kingdom – A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them. (IMDB 7.9/10)

2012 (64 movies watched)

December 30: Sleepwalk with Me – A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore. (IMDB 6.7/10)

December 28: The Other Guys – Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city’s top cops whom they idolize — only things don’t quite go as planned. (IMDB 6.6/10)

December 26: Pitch Perfect – Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition. (IMDB 7.3/10)

December 23: Looper – In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to ‘close the loop’ by transporting back Joe’s future self. (IMDB 7.8/10)

The Words – A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man’s work. (IMDB 6.8/10)

December 20: Life of Pi – A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor … a fearsome Bengal tiger. (IMDB 8.4/10)

December 16: Hope Springs – After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship. (IMDB 6.4/10)

December 12: Beasts of the Southern Wild – Faced with both her hot-tempered father’s fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. (IMDB 7.6/10)

December 9: People Like Us – While settling his recently deceased father’s estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices. (IMDB 7.1/10)

December 6: Brave – Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. (IMDB 7.3/10)

November 10: The Watch – Four men who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion. (IMDB 5.7/10)

November 4: Ice Age Continental Drift – Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world. (IMDB 6.7/10)

November 1: Bad Teacher – A comedy centered around a foul-mouthed, junior high teacher who, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague — a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher. (IMDB 5.7/10)

October 26: To the Arctic – A journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. (IMDB 5.0/10)

The Last Reef – From the Academy-Award nominated creators of the Broadway show STOMP and the award-winning film Wild Ocean, The Last Reef is an uplifting, inspirational large-format and 3D cinema experience capturing one of nature’s more vibrant and diverse wonderlands. (IMDB 6.8/10)

The Dark Knight Rises – Eight years on, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham’s finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy. (IMDB 8.8/10)

October 6: Snow White and the Huntsman – In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen. (IMDB 6.3/10)

September 25: This Means War – Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman. (IMDB 6.3/10)

September 23: The Five-Year Engagement – One year after meeting, Tom proposes to his girlfriend, Violet, but unexpected events keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together. (IMDB 6.3/10)

September 18: Man In Black 3 – Agent J travels in time to MIB’s early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history. (IMDB 7.0/10)

September 13: Friends with Kids – Two best friends decide to have a child together while keeping their relationship platonic, so they can avoid the toll kids can take on romantic relationships. (IMDB 6.1/10)

September 7: Dark Shadows – An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. (IMDB 6.5/10)

August 24: The Amazing Spider-Man – Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner. (IMDB 7.6/10)

August 20: Battleship – A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals. (IMDB 6.0/10)

August 8: What to Expect When You’re Expecting – A look at love through the eyes of five interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and ultimately coming to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for, life doesn’t always deliver what’s expected. (IMDB 5.4/10)

The Ides of March – An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. (IMDB 7.3/10)

Prometheus – A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. (IMDB 7.6/10)

July 20: American Reunion – Jim, Michelle, Stifler, and their friends reunite in East Great Falls, Michigan for their high school reunion. (IMDB 7.1/10)

July 14: Margin Call – Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the financial crisis. (IMDB 7.1/10)

July 9: Lockout – A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president’s daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates. (IMDB 6.1/10)

July 7: A Good Old Fashioned Orgy – A group of 30-year-olds who have been friends since high school attempt to throw an end-of-summer orgy. (IMDB 6.1/10)

July 6: Drive – A mysterious Hollywood stuntman, mechanic and getaway driver lands himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbour. (IMDB 7.9/10)

July 4: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. (IMDB 6.2/10)

July 2: The Adventures of Tintin – Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock’s ancestor. (IMDB 7.5/10)

June 29: Chronicle – Whilst attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides. (IMDB 7.2/10)

June 26: The Avengers – Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army. (IMDB 8.6/10)

June 24: The Artist – Silent movie star George Valentin bemoans the coming era of talking pictures and fades into oblivion and self-destruction, but finds sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer lighting up talkies like no one else. (IMDB 8.2/10)

June 7: The Grey – After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step. (IMDB 7.0/10)

June 5: The Sitter – A college student on suspension is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door, though he is fully unprepared for the wild night ahead of him. (IMDB 5.6/10)

May 26: Real Steel – Set in the near future, where robot boxing is a top sport, a struggling promoter feels he’s found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father. (IMDB 7.1/10)

May 23: 21 Jump Street – A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring. (IMDB 7.5/10)

May 21: The Descendants – A land baron tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. (IMDB 7.5/10)

May 12: Captain America: The First Avenger –  After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending the USA’s ideals. (IMDB 6.8/10)

May 11: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization’s name. (IMDB 7.5/10)

April 30: The Great Debaters – A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school’s first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. (IMDB 7.5/10)

April 28: We Bought a Zoo – Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo. (IMDB 7.2/10)

April 26: Hugo – Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (IMDB 7.8/10)

April 16: Young Adult – Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter. (IMDB 6.7/10)

March 27: Hunger Game – Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place for the latest match. (IMDB 7.6/10)

March 18: 50/50 – Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. (IMDB 7.9/10)

March 9: Our Idiot Brother – A comedy centered on an idealist who barges into the lives of his three sisters. (IMDB 6.6/10)

February 19: In Time – In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage – a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system. (6.5/10)

February 14: Valentine’s Day – Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine’s Day. (IMDB 5.7/10)

February 12: The Rum Diary – American journalist Paul Kemp takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1950s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there. (IMDB 6.5/10)

February 9: Cars 2 – Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. (IMDB 6.4/10)

February 4: Kinsey – A look at the life of Alfred Kinsey (Neeson), a pioneer in the area of human sexuality research, whose 1948 publication “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male” was one of the first recorded works that saw science address sexual behavior. (IMDB 7.2/10)

February 3: Michael Clayton – A law firm brings in its “fixer” to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit. (IMDB 7.4/10)

January 29: The Bang Bang Club – A drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid in South Africa. (IMDB 6.7/10)

January 22: The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest – Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory’s frozen remains 75 years later. (IMDB 7.2/10)

January 12: Life as We Know It – Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident. (IMDB 6.3/10)

January 9: Moneyball – The story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players. (IMDB 7.8/10)

January 7: The Inbetweeners Movie – Four socially troubled 18-year-olds from the south of England go on holiday to Malia. (IMDB 7.2/10)

January 6: The Help – An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960’s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maid’s point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (IMDB 8/10)

January 2: The Debt – The espionage thriller begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel (Helen Mirren) and Stefan (Tom Wilkinson) about their former colleague David (Ciarán Hinds). All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the mission that they undertook back in 1965, when the trio (portrayed, respectively, by Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, and Sam Worthington) tracked down Nazi war criminal Vogel (Jesper Christensen) in East Berlin. At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team’s mission was accomplished – or was it? The suspense builds in and across two different time periods, with startling action and surprising revelations. (IMDB 7.0/10)

2011 (64 movies watched)

December 26: You Don’t Know Jack – A look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian. (IMDB 7.8/10)

December 24: Four Christmas – A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas Day. (IMDB 5.6 /10)

December 22: Cowboys & Aliens – A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way. (IMDB 6.3 /10)

December 11: The Hangover Part II – Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu’s wedding. Stu’s plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry. (IMDB 6.7/10)

December 6: Rise of the Planet of the Apes – During experiments to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, a genetically-enhanced chimpanzee uses its greater intelligence to lead other apes to freedom. (IMDB 7.8/10)

November 28: Funny People – When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship cause him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act. (IMDB 6.6/10)

November 24: Friends with Benefits – While trying to avoid the clichés of Hollywood romantic comedies, Dylan and Jamie soon discover however that adding the act of sex to their friendship does lead to complications. (IMDB 6.6/10)

November 12: The Tree of Life – The story centers around a family with three boys in the 1950s. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence. (IMDB 7.3/10)

November 10: Beavers – BEAVERS plunges the viewer into the aquatic habitat of nature’s greatest engineers for an intimate look at the life of one beaver family. With breathtaking underwater photography, the viewer travels inside the lodge for a rare look at these charming and industrious creatures. Shot on location in Ontario, Canada and in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the film follows the beavers as they overcome dangers, grow, play and transform the world around them. (IMDB rating unavailable)

Contagion – A thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak. (IMDB 7.1/10)

November 1: Another Earth – On the night of the discovery of a duplicate planet in the solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident. (IMDB 7.1/10)

October 29: Crazy, Stupid, Love. – A father’s life unravels while he deals with a marital crisis and tries to manage his relationship with his children. (IMDB 7.6/10)

October 28: Thor – The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. (IMDB 7.1/10)

October 22: Kung Fu Panda 2 – Po joins forces with a group of new kung-fu masters to take on an old enemy with a deadly new weapon. (IMDB 7.6/10)

October 15: Horrible Bosses – Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness. (IMDB 7.2/10)

October 14: Leon: The Professional – Professional assassin Leon reluctantly takes care of 12-year-old Mathilda, a neighbor whose parents are killed, and teaches her his trade. (IMDB 8.6/10)

October 7: The Mechanic – Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims. (IMDB 6.5/10)

September 29: Rescue Disaster Response – Rescue plunges audiences into the hard, but inspiring work of saving lives in the face of a natural disaster. Behind the scenes, the film follows a Canadian naval commander, two pilots, and a volunteer rescue technician as they train for action. When an earthquake strikes Haiti, creating one of the biggest humanitarian disasters of the century, the audience is swept along, joining with the massive effort that brings military and civilian responders and hardware from around the world. Rescue is a journey of real-world disaster and emergency response captured with unprecedented scale and impact for the giant screen. (IMDB rating unavailable)

August 27: Unknown – A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is. (IMDB 7.0/10)

August 20: Your Highness – When Prince Fabious’s bride is kidnapped, he goes on a quest to rescue her… accompanied by his lazy useless brother Thadeous. (IMDB 5.8/10)

Rio – When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams. (IMDB 7.1/10)

August 7: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too. (IMDB 6.9/10)

July 29: Welcome to the Rileys – On a business trip to New Orleans, a damaged man seeks salvation by caring for a wayward young woman. (IMDB 7.1/10)

July 24: Rango – Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff. (IMDB 7.5/10)

July 18: Freakonomics – Some of the world’s most innovative documentary filmmakers will explore the hidden side of everything. (IMDB 6.2/10)

July 8: The Lincoln Lawyer – A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills. (IMDB 7.4/10)

July 5: The Adjustment Bureau – The affair between a politician and a ballerina is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart. (IMDB 7.1/10)

June 28: Just Go with It – On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend. (IMDB 6.3/10)

June 27: Fast Five – Dominic and his crew find themselves on the wrong side of the law once again as they try to switch lanes between a ruthless drug lord and a relentless federal agent. (IMDB 7.6/10)

June 26: X-Men First Class – In 1962, Charles Xavier starts up a school and later a team, for humans with superhuman abilities. Among them is Erik Lensherr, his best friend… and future archenemy. (IMDB 8.1/10)

June 24: Super 8 – After witnessing a mysterious train crash, a group of friends in the summer of 1979 begin noticing strange happenings going around in their small town, and begin to investigate into the creepy phenomenon. (IMDB 7.8/10)

June 22: The Experiment – 26 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control. (IMDB 6.3/10)

June 20: Conviction – A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders. (IMDB 7.2/10)

June 18: Battle Los Angeles – A Marine Staff Sergeant who has just had his retirement approved goes back into the line of duty in order to assist a 2nd Lieutenant and his platoon as they fight to reclaim the city of Los Angeles from alien invaders. (IMDB 6.0/10)

June 16: Cedar Rapids – Tim Lippe has no idea what he’s in for when he’s sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to represent his company at an annual insurance convention, where he soon finds himself under the “guidance” of three convention veterans. (IMDB 6.7/10)

June 14: Water for Elephants – A veterinary student abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet. (IMDB 7.0/10)

June 13: Limitless – A writer discovers a top-secret drug which bestows him with super human abilities. (IMDB 7.3/10)

May 28: Hall Pass – A married man is granted the opportunity to have an affair by his wife. Joined in the fun by his best pal, things get a little out of control when both wives start engaging in extramarital activities as well. (IMDB 6.0/10)

May 22: The Switch – An unmarried 40-year-old woman turns to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant. Seven years later, she reunites with her best friend, who has been living with a secret: he replaced her preferred sperm sample with his own. (IMDB 5.9/10)

May 7: Born to Be Wild – Born to be loved. Born to be free. (IMDB 6.5/10)

Journey Into Amazing Caves – Meet Dr. Hazel Barton and Nancy Aulenbach. These women are compelled to push their limits in hostile environments. They are cavers who risk fatal danger for the thrill of discovery. Barton and Aulenbach are extreme athletes and extreme scientists – scientists who gather their data in treacherous places where few dare to follow. In Journey Into Amazing Caves they travel to caves in Arizona, Greenland and Mexico searching for discoveries that may lead to cures for human disease. (IMDB 7.1/10)

May 4: Megamind – The supervillain Megamind finally conquers his nemesis, the hero Metro Man… but finds his life pointless without a hero to fight. (IMDB 7.3/10)

Apr 25: Hanna – A 16-year-old who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives. (IMDB 7.7/10)

Apr 20: Harry Brown – An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend’s murder by doling out his own form of justice. (IMDB 7.4/10)

Apr 11: It’s Kind of a Funny Story – A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward. (IMDB 7.2/10)

Apr 9: Tangled – The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is. (IMDB 7.9/10)

Apr 1: How Do You Know – After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau. (IMDB 5.3/10)

Mar 20: The Next Three Days – A married couple’s life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. (IMDB 7.4/10)

Mar 06: Dinner for Schmucks – When he finds out that his work superiors host a dinner celebrating the idiocy of their guests, a rising executive questions it when he’s invited, just as he befriends a man who would be the perfect guest. (IMDB 6.0/10)

Feb 21: Never Let Me Go – As children, Ruth, Kathy and Tommy, spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other, while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them. (IMDB 7.4/10)

Feb 20: The King’s Speech – The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. (IMDB 8.5/10)

Feb 18: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes in order to win her heart. (IMDB 7.8/10)

Feb 14: Eat Pray Love – A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to “find herself”. (IMDB 5.2/10)

Feb 13: Despicable Me – When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds himself profoundly changed by the growing love between them. (IMDB 7.5/10)

Feb 07: Love & Other Drugs – Maggie (Hathaway) is an alluring free spirit who won’t let anyone – or anything – tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie’s evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love. (IMDB 6.6/10)

Feb 04: Black Swan – A ballet dancer wins the lead in “Swan Lake” and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan – Princess Odette – but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odette’s evil sister, Odile, the Black Swan. (IMDB 8.6/10)

Jan 30: Red – When his idyllic life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive. (IMDB 7.1/10)

Jan 29: The Kids Are All Right – Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their birth father into their family life. (IMDB 7.4/10)

Jan 27: Invictus – Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. (IMDB 7.4/10)

Jan 16: The Social Network – A chronicle of the founding of Facebook, the social-networking Web site. (IMDB 8.2/10)

Jan 03: Legends of Flight: The New Generation – Produced and directed by Canadian film maker, Stephen Low (Super Speedway, Ultimate Wave Tahiti & Fighter Pilot), Legends of Flight will engage all who have an interest in flight, regardless of age or gender. In the hundred-year-plus history of aviation, truly radical new aircraft designs come along only once in a generation. Since the introduction of the wide bodies of the late 1960s and early 1970s (followed by the Boeing 777 in 1994), there have been no truly “game-changing” new passenger airliner designs until now, with the development of the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Through the eyes of chief test pilot Mike Carriker, a legendary contemporary pilot who is flight rated in more than 100 airplanes, we will see how a century of aviation trial and error, and some of the seminal airplanes of the 20th century influenced the design of the Dreamliner. (IMDB 6.5/10)

VAN GOGH: Brush with Genius – Van Gogh leads viewers on a journey through the surprisingly short 9-year period of the artist’s career during which he painted more than 900 paintings. Told from the perspectives of three main characters — Ellen, a museum researcher, Peter, a film director, and Vincent van Gogh himself — Van Gogh follows in the artist’s footsteps, traveling from the Netherlands to Auvers-sur-Oise and passing through Arles, Saint-Rémy and Paris. From the dazzling yellow of the artist’s famous cornfields to the deep blue of his famous night sky, audiences will rediscover the source of some of the most important works in art history. (IMDB 6.6/10)

Jan 02: Tron Legacy – The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father’s creation turned bad and a unique ally who was born inside the digital domain of The Grid. (IMDB 7.4/10)

Jan 01: Green Zone – Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region. (IMDB 7.1/10)

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