Movie Recommendations: Action

Army of Darkness

Army of Darkness

The third film in the Evil Dead series, this one finds our hero Ash (Bruce Campbell) travelling back in time to help a medieval village fight against an army of the dead. Directed by Sam Raimi, and co-starring Embeth Davidtz.

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This movie is recommended by Bonster, Nicole, Meaghan, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Avengers, The

Avengers, The

When Loki comes to Earth with an army of Chitauri and steal the Tesseract, Nick Fury calls in a group of heroes, assassins, and scientists to help save the world. Though reluctant to work together at first, the group comes together as Earth's Mightiest Heroes - The Avengers.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Chronicles of Narnia, The: The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe

Chronicles of Narnia, The: The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe

Disney's adaptation of the classic book by C.S. Lewis, it follows the Pevensies (Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy) as they are sent to a house in the country to wait out the bombings that are occurring in London during World War II. When young Lucy discovers an upstairs wardrobe, the Pevensies find themselves swept up into an epic adventure, full of magic, battles, heartbreaks, and joys.

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This movie is recommended by Bonster, Meaghan, Nicole, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Constant Gardener, The

Constant Gardener, The

Activist Tessa Quayle is found brutally raped and murdered in Kenya, her companion Dr. Bluhm missing and believed guilty. Her husband, quiet diplomat Justin Quayle, doesn't believe that Bluhm is responsible. As he sets out to find what really happened to his wife he discovers that she was about to expose a plot by the drug companies to test a TB pill on unsuspecting, poor African villagers. Along his journey, he also discovers who his wife really was and falls more in love with her than he was while she was alive. Based on the novel by John Le Carre.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Nicole, Holly, Meaghan, Bonster, Kathi, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Day Watch

Day Watch

Sequel to Night Watch, Day Watch picks up where the other film left off. Anton has a new protege, Svetlana, who is herself a great light power. There are plots aplenty by leader of the dark forces, Zavulon, which involve Anton's son, Yegor, Anton's neighbors, and Anton himself. And throughout, there is the ongoing mystery of the Chalk of Fate.

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This movie is recommended by Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Deer Hunter, The

Deer Hunter, The

The Deer Hunter gives a raw account of how a group of Vietnam soldiers are effected after they return to their Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania suburb from the war in Vietnam.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four

After a freak radiation accident, four people must unite to save the world.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Bonster, Morgan, Meaghan, Brandon, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Good
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Grindhouse

Grindhouse

Consisting of two films, Grindhouse pays homage to the grindhouse films of the 1970s. Planet Terror, directed by Robert Rodriguez, tells the story of a group of survivors of a biochemical disaster and their struggle to survive. Directed by Quentin Tarantino, Death Proof depicts an aging stuntman having a little fun with some girls on the open road. Until he chooses the wrong girls. Stars Rose McGowan, Freddie Rodriguez, Marley Shelton, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Kurt Russell, Tracie Thoms and Zoe Bell.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz

Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is too good at his job as a Metropolitan police officer. He is sent to small-town Sandford - which has one of the lowest crime rates - by his superiors and is paired with the witless Danny Butterman (Nick Frost). However, unlike the rest of the town, Nicholas is determined to investigate the mysterious chain of accidents that happen in the village.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Bonster, and Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Inception

Inception

A team of "extractors" usually hired to steal information from people by entering their dreams is hired to perform "inception," the difficult task of planting an idea in a man's mind and making him believe the idea is truly his own. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, and many more.

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This movie is recommended by Bonster, Meaghan, and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

The last Indiana Jones film reunites Indy with his father, Henry Jones Sr. when he is kidnapped by Nazis. They want his diary, which contains a map that will lead them to the Holy Grail. Indy and his father embark on a journey to stop the Nazis, while joined by Sallah and Marcus Brody.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Julie, Bonster, Meaghan, Holly, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

In Indiana Jones' second outing, which takes place before the first, he and his sidekick Short Round are joined by nightclub singer Willie Scott. The three start out in China and find themselves in India after a plane crash. Once there, they have to find sacred stones take from the village where they've been taken in, as well as the village's missing children.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Hoppy, Morgan, and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino tackles World War II with Inglourious Basterds. Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) and his men, known as the Basterds, are dropped into France in civilian clothing on a mission to kill Nazis. The premiere of a Reich produced film offers an opportunity to end the war. Not only are the Basterds on the mission but also a German actress working as a double agent (Diane Kruger) and a French Jew (Melanie Laurent) who witnessed the murder of her family. Right on their trail is Nazi Col. Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz).

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This movie is recommended by Morgan and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Iron Man

Iron Man

Tony Stark develops a way to escape from a war lord's compound. Upon his return home, he decides to change his life and use his weapon's manufacturing company for a different purpose, becoming Iron Man. He finds himself at odds with his colleague and friend.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Morgan, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Kill Bill Volume 1 & 2

Kill Bill Volume 1 & 2

Uma Thurman plays "The Bride", seeking bloody revenge against "Bill" (David Carradine) and his assassins for their ruthless attack on her at a wedding chapel. Kill Bill is the fourth feature film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Though technically one film, it was released in two parts due to its long (3 hour, 46 minute) running time. Volume 1 was released on October 10, 2003 and Volume 2 was released on April 16, 2004.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Chelsea, Bonster, Meaghan, Holly, Kathi, Hoppy, and Brandon.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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King Kong (2005)

King Kong (2005)

Filmmaker Carl Denham is taking his crew, which includes writer Jack Driscoll and actress Ann Darrow, to the mysterious Skull Island in order to shoot their movie. Once there they encounter frightening natives, dinosaurs, giant bugs and a large ape.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Meaghan, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill the same target. With Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Hoppy, and Brandon.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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National Treasure

National Treasure

Ben Gates has spent his entire life searching for a treasure hidden by the founding fathers of the United States. His father tells him it doesn't exist, however, each generation before him has searched for it as well. Ben finally gets a break when he learns that there is a map on the back of the Decleration of Independence. In order to protect the Decleration and the treasure from those who would harm it, Ben has to steal it with the help of Riley Poole and Dr. Abigail Chase.

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This movie is recommended by Bonster and Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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National Treasure: Book of Secrets

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Ben Gates must clear the name of his great grandfather Thomas Gates, who has been accused of taking part in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. With the help of Riley Poole, Abigail Chase and Ben's parents they go around the globe to find a mysterious lost city.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Night Watch

Night Watch

Among normal humans live the "Others", those possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and dark, who abide by a truce. The forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others roam while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to limit the damage they do.

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This movie is recommended by Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann and the crew of the Black Pearl are joined by the resurrected Captain Hector Barbossa. They travel to the ends of the eart and beyond in order to save Jack Sparrow and keep Lord Cutler Beckett from destroying the era of the pirates.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Bonster, and Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

After Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann are arrested, Will has to find Jack in order to save he and Elizabeth from the hangman's noose. Elizabeth soon follows after them and they embark on a journey to find the dead man's chest with Davy Jones following them.

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This movie is recommended by Anna, Holly, Morgan, Bonster, Nicole, Chelsea, Brandon, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

The governor's daughter Elizabeth Swann is kidnapped by Captain Barbossa as he and his crew try and lift a curse that fell upon them. Will Turner enlists the help of Captain Jack Sparrow to get Elizabeth back as Jack tries to get his ship back, the Black Pearl, which Barbossa took from him. Based on the Disneyland ride and starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Keira Knightley and COTWWSB mentor Orlando Bloom.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Anna, Nicole, Bonster, Meaghan, Chelsea, Brandon, Hoppy, and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Archaeologist Indiana Jones goes on an adventure to Africa at the request of the U.S. government. He's supposed to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis get to it. He's joined by old flame Marion Ravenwood.

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This movie is recommended by Chelsea, Morgan, Julie, Holly, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Serenity

Serenity

Based on Joss Whedon's short lived series Firefly, Serenity follows the crew aboard the Firefly class ship as they protect one of their own from the Alliance.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, Julie, Holly, Nicole, Anna, Bonster, Hoppy, Kathi, and Brandon.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Sin City

Sin City

An adaptation of Frank Miller's stories based in the fictional town of Sin City. Released in 2005, and stars Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Elijah Wood, Clive Owen and Benicio Del Toro.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Morgan, Julie, Meaghan, Bonster, Brandon, Kathi, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Spaceballs

Spaceballs

In Mel Brooks' Star Wars spoof, Lone Star and his Mog (half man, half dog) sidekick Barf are hired by King Roland to protect his daughter Princess Vespa after she runs out on her own wedding. President Scroob and Dark Helmet are trying to steal all of the air on the Princess' home planet of Druidia and only Lone Star can stop them using the power of the Schwartz.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Hoppy, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Spider-Man

Spider-Man

When geeky teenager Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically enhanced spider, he gains the powers of the arachnid. After his uncle is murdered by criminals he decides to use his new abilities to become a costumed crimefighter named Spider-Man, and lives by the motto "With great power comes great responsibility." In this first movie in the series, released in 2002, he faces off against the Green Goblin, a villain who knows the secret of Peter Parker's true identity. Starring Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, and Cliff Robertson.

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This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Holly, Bonster, Morgan, Julie, Hoppy, Brandon, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 2

As Peter Parker begins to experience inexplicable losses of his spider powers, his non-Spidey life spiral out of control, too: Mary Jane is engaged, Peter loses his job, Harry continues to search for Spider-Man's true identity, Aunt May's house is about to be taken away, and a new villain, Doctor Octopus, emerges to make things even more challenging. Maguire, Dunst, Franco, Harris, Robertson, Dafoe, and Simmons return for the sequel and Alfred Molina joins the cast as the many-armed Otto Octavius. Released in 2004.

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This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Holly, Julie, Morgan, Nicole, Bonster, Hoppy, Brandon, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Spider-Man 3

Spider-Man 3

The third movie in the Spider-Man series finds Peter Parker facing his own dark side when a symbiote attaches itself to his costume, bringing out the worst parts of his nature. Peter is also having problems in his relationship with Mary Jane and dealing with a host of new villains: the New Goblin (Harry Osborn), the Sandman, and, eventually, Venom.

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This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Morgan, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Star Trek (2009)

Star Trek (2009)

J.J. Abrams reboots the classic science fiction franchise with this 2009 release. James T. Kirk joins Starfleet after being inspired by Capt. Christopher Pike. Kirk clashes with Spock, a half Vulcan and half human. They set off on the Enterprise's maiden voyage with Uhuru, Checkov, Sulu and Bones. Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, John Cho, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin.

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This movie is recommended by Bonster and Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

The first in the trilogy of prequels set before the events of the original Star Wars series. In this film, we meet a younger Obi-wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn as they are assigned to protect the young Queen of Naboo, (Padme) Amidala. They end up stranded on Tatooine where they meet an exceptional young boy named Anakin Skywalker, who Qui-Gon feels is the "chosen one" that was prophesized about.

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This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Morgan, Bonster, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Good
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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Set ten years after The Phantom Menace, Anakin Skywalker is now a teenage padawan under the tutelage of Obi-wan Kenobi. They are, once again, assigned to protect Padme who is no longer Queen, but a Senator. Padme and Anakin travel to Naboo to hide out, and begin to fall in love, while Obi-wan must investigate the commissioning of a clone army by a Jedi who is no longer alive.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Bonster, Hoppy, Holly, Kathi, and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

In the final installment, Anakin is torn between his duties as a Jedi and his love for his wife Padme and their unborn children. The manipulations of Palpatine become obvious, and as expected, he turns to the Dark Side, engaging in a fierce battle with his once friend and mentor, Obi-wan Kenobi.

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This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Morgan, Bonster, Hoppy, Holly, Brandon, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

The movie that started it all! Farmboy Luke Skywalker yearns for more than his simple life, and gets far more than he ever bargained for when he gets involved in an intergalactic war. Along the way he hooks up with an aging Jedi Master, a smuggler and a Wookiee in an effort to rescue a brave and beautiful princess.

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This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Morgan, Bonster, Hoppy, Holly, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

In the second installment of this series, Luke travels to Dagobah to continue his Jedi training with the greatest Jedi of all, the diminuitive Master Yoda. Meanwhile, Leia, Han and the others end up in Cloud City where they meet up with Lando Calrissian who may not be quite the friend that Han thinks he is.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, Chelsea, Bonster, Hoppy, Holly, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

In the third installment, the rebels land on Endor where they meet up with a friendly but tough group of natives named the Ewoks. Luke must finally face down both Vader and Emperor Palpatine in this conclusion to the original series.

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This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Morgan, Bonster, Hoppy, Holly, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Stardust

Stardust

Young Dunstan Thorn crosses the wall and nine months later a baby boy is delivered to him. His son Tristran grows up and falls in love with the beautiful Victoria. He promises her he will cross the wall and find a star they saw fall to prove his love for her. He manages to cross and finds himself on an adventure beyond his wildest dreams.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Superman Returns

Superman Returns

After trying to find out what happened on his home planet on Krypton, Superman has returned to Earth five years later. Though he is the same, the world around him as changed. Lois Lane has a five year old son and Lex Luthor has been let out of prison and is up to no good.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Anna, Hoppy, Nicole, Bonster, Holly, and Brandon.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Having trouble sleeping, Travis Bickle decides to take a job as a taxi driver. As he drives throughout New York City in the middle of the night he sees the problems befalling the people. When he meets a young prostitute named Iris, he decides it's his job to help clean up the city.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Transformers

Transformers

The Autobots and Decepticons have brought their war the Earth. The Autobots seek to protect mankind and the Decepticons to destroy it. Both are looking for young Sam Witwicky in their efforts to locate and control the Allspark.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Bonster, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder

A group of actors on a big-budget location shoot for a Vietnam drama find themselves stranded in the jungles of Asia. They believe they're shooting their movie guerilla style, but instead they find themselves in a very real fight. Starring Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Nick Nolte, Tom Cruise and Jay Baruchel.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Bonster, Holly, and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Twilight

Twilight

Twilight is based on Meyer's novel of the same name. Bella Swan moves to the town of Forks and falls in love with Edward Cullen. However, Edward turns out to be a vampire and Bella is put in danger. A lot.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Chelsea, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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V For Vendetta

V For Vendetta

In post-war England, a mysterious stranger known as V rescues a girl named Evey and fights against the totalitarian government.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Brandon, Meaghan, Holly, Julie, Bonster, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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X-Files Movie, The

X-Files Movie, The

Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth. Released in 1998, this feature film is set between seasons 5 and 6 of the television show.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Holly, Nicole, Meaghan, Bonster, Kathi, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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