Bonster's Movie Recommendations

13 Going on 30

13 Going on 30

Jenna Rink is turning 13 and wants nothing more than to be 30, flirty and thriving. Due to an incident with some wishing dust she's given a glimpse into her future and doesn't like what she sees.

Bonster's Rating: Good
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40 Year-Old Virgin, The

40 Year-Old Virgin, The

Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) is a 40 year-old electronics story employee with a large collection of action figures and video games who rides his bicycle to work. He also happens to be a virgin. Though he tried in the past, he found himself too nervous and finally just gave up. When his friends at work find out about Andy's little problem they try to help him in their own little ways. Andy may not need their help, however, when he meets and begins dating a single mother (Catherine Keener).

Bonster's Rating: Good
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A History of Violence

A History of Violence

A bloody self defense incident involving a mild mannered man brings his hidden past back to haunt him and his family. Starring Viggo Mortensen and Mario Bello.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

In this futuristic fairy tale, "David", a highly-advanced robotic boy, hopes to become a real boy so that he can win back the affection of the human mother who abandoned him. Like Pinocchio, he goes on a long journey hoping to find his "Blue Fairy," who can make his dreams come true.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Aladdin

Aladdin

The story of a diamond in the rough, who is granted three wishes by a genie. Released in 1992.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Amelie

Amelie

Amelie Poulain, a shy and quirky waitress, sets out on a mission to make others happy and finds love along the way. A French movie released in 2001 starring Audrey Tautou.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"So many quotable lines. So much horrific goodness. *thumbs up*"

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Belle, whose father Maurice is imprisoned by the Beast (really an enchanted Prince), offers herself instead and finds the prince inside the Beast.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Black Christmas (2006)

Black Christmas (2006)

The remake of the 1974 film is about a killer who terrorizes a sorority house with phone calls before he begins to murder various sorority sisters during the holiday break. Stars Michelle Trachtenberg, Lacey Chabert, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Katie Cassidy, Andrea Martin, Jessica Harmon, and Oliver Hudson

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Bring It On

Bring It On

A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships. Starring Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku, and released in 2000.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain

In the summer of 1963, Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist meet for the first time. The two form a bond, but a relationship between them is forbidden. The movie follows their lives and the progression of their relationship.

Bonster's Rating: Good
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But I'm A Cheerleader

But I'm A Cheerleader

Megan (Natasha Lyonne) is sent to a camp that turns gay teens into straight teens when her parents suspect her of being a lesbian. Also stars Clea DuVall, Cathy Moriarty, and RuPaul.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Casablanca

Casablanca

The 1943 Academy Award winner for Best Picture tells the story of people trying to flee Europe to America by way of the city of Casablanca in Morocco. Former lover Rick Blaine and Ilsa Laszlo ar reunited as she tries to get out with her husband Victor.

Bonster's Rating: Good
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Charlie Bucket is a young boy who comes from a poor but loving family and would love nothing more than to find a golden ticket to enter the amazing chocolate factory run by inventor and owner Willy Wonka. As luck would have it, Charlie finds the last golden ticket and goes on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure with his grandpa Joe. Among the other four winners are Veruca Salt, a spoiled rich girl; Augustus Gloop, a gluttonous kid who stuffs his face with sweets; Violet Beuragarde, a champion trophy gum chewer; and Mike Teavee, a kid who spends more time watching TV and playing video games than anything else. Most fascinating is the mysterious Willy Wonka who in turn had a troubled childhood and has a special grand prize at the end for one of the kids. Also along the tour are Wonka's staff the singing, working Oommpa Loompas. Starring Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, Deep Roy, and Helena Bonham Carter.

Bonster's Rating: Good
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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.

"Gahhh. Such a wonderful adaption. Great music, great characters. It's just all around magical and astoundingly beautiful."

Bonster's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Cinderella

Cinderella

A love story with birds, fairy godmothers, pumpkin carriages and glass slippers.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Closer

Closer

A movie of beginnings and endings that examines some of the worst sides of relationships. Boy meets girl, boy meets someone else, girl meets someone else. Your standard romantic tragedy, starring Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Clive Owen.

Bonster's Rating: Good
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Clueless

Clueless

Cher and Dionne are best friends who live in Beverly Hills. They are popular, rich, pretty, and charming. One day, they spot a new girl at school, Tai, and decides to do a makeover on her. They are very successful, but Cher realizes that she needed a makeover herself in a spiritual way. With this makeover, she learns about caring for others, going through pain, and love.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm

Flora Post, having lost her parents, decides to live with members of her family she has never met. Off she goes to Sussex, to Cold Comfor Farm (where there have always been Starkadders), to both work on her novel and make things tidy. It stars Kate Beckinsale, Rufus Sewell, Ian McKellan, Eileen Atkins, Stephen Fry, and Joanna Lumley.

Bonster's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain

A stirring and romantic drama about a Confederate soldier trying to make it home to the woman he loves despite having only spent a limited amount of time with. Stars Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger, Brendan Gleeson, Kathy Baker, and many others.

Bonster's Rating: Good
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Color Purple, The

Color Purple, The

Based on Alice Walker's novel, The Color Purple tells the story of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), a poor black girl in the early 1900s, who is married off by her father to the abusive "Mister" (Danny Glover). As Celie's life progresses and through her interactions with Sofia and Shug, Celie becomes more independent.

Bonster's Rating: 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.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Crash

Crash

Paul Haggis wrote and directed this story of multiple people in Los Angeles and how they react to the people around them of various races and backgrounds.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Cruel Intentions

Cruel Intentions

Kathryn makes a bet that her step-brother, Sebastian, won't be able to bed Annette (a virgin, who wants to wait until love). If he loses, Kathryn gets his Jaguar, if he wins, he gets Kathryn. Released in 1999, and starts Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

Bonster's Rating: 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.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Departed, The

Departed, The

Leonardo DiCaprio plays an undercover cop who infiltrates mob boss Jack Nicholson's organization, while Matt Damon is the dirty cop providing information to Nicholson from inside the police force. Things get more and more complicated as both the cops and the criminals realize they have a rat in their midst. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the movie also stars Mark Wahlberg and Martin Sheen.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

When 16-year-old Baby (Jennifer Grey) spends the summer at a resort in the Catskills with her parents, she falls in love with an older dance instructor named Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze). Also there's dancing.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Dodgeball

Dodgeball

Average Joes gym owner Peter LaFleur (Vince Vaughn) must come up with $50,000 to save his gym or else slimy rival gym owner White Goodman (Ben Stiller) will be turning it into a parking lot. Peter and his eccentric group of gym members decide to compete in a Dodgeball tournament to help save their beloved gym.

"Is it necessary that I drink my own urine? No! But it's sterile, and I like the taste."

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Drop Dead Gorgeous

Drop Dead Gorgeous

This mockumentary follows the contestants of the Sarah Rose Cosmetics Company's Miss American Teen Princess in Mount Rose, Minnesota. As the comptetion gets closer, things get more and more dangerous for the contestants as someone tries to kill them. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Kirstie Alley, and Ellen Barkin.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Dude, Where's My Car?

Dude, Where's My Car?

Two guys wake up one morning and can't remember where they left their car. On their jounrey to find it, they encounter transvestite strippers, gay nordic dudes and a bubble wrap wearing cult.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Education, An

Education, An

Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is a precocious 16 year-old living in London. Her father's goal for her is to get good marks and attend Oxford to study English. All of this changes when she's walking home from school on a rainy day and meets the charming David (Peter Sarsgaard). David instantly charms not only Jenny, but her parents as well. As Jenny spends more and more time with David and his friends (Dominic Cooper and Rosamund Pike) she finds herself receiving an entirely different kind of education.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Cate Blanchett plays England's most notorious monarch in her early days as she first takes the thrown until the time she becomes The Virgin Queen.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Enchanted

Enchanted

On her wedding day, Giselle, a soon-to-be princess, finds herself transported to New York City in the real world. She must learn to live life in this world until Prince Edward comes to save her. Starring Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey and James Marsden and released in 2007.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

A man discovers that his ex-girlfriend has undergone a procedure to erase him from her memory, so he decides to have her erased in revenge. Starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, Kirsten Dunst, and Tom Wilkinson. Written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four

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

Bonster's Rating: Good
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Garden State

Garden State

Andrew Largeman is a struggling actor in Los Angeles who has been in a medicated haze since he was a child. When he returns home to New Jersey to attend a family funeral, he meets the pathological but free-spirited Sam who changes his life forever. The movie was written and directed by Zach Braff, and Zach stars along with Natalie Portman, Ian Holm and Peter Saarsgaard.

Bonster's Rating: Good
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Godfather Part II, The

Godfather Part II, The

Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo continue their saga, detailing the life of the Corleone family. The film mixes their present life, as well as telling how Vito Corleone first arrived in the United States and his rise to power.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Godfather, The

Godfather, The

The Godfather saga begins at the wedding of Vito Corleone's daughter. His son Michael arrives after spending time in the Army. As the story continues, Vito begins to give more and more control of his empire to Michael.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"OH MY FREAKING GOD I LOVED IT. "No brainer" hahaha. BABY EATING. DIRTY HIPPIES. "OH, BALLS". EXPLOSIONS, CAR CHASES, SUSPENSE, HILARITY. Definitely recommended."

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Hairspray

Hairspray

Tracy Turnblad wants nothing more than to dance on the Corny Collins Show, where the object of her affection Link Larkin also dances. Tracy gets her chance to shine and brings with her a new way of doing things in the ever changing 1960s.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Hangover, The

Hangover, The

Phil, Stu and Alan decide to take their friend Doug to Las Vegas for his bachelor party. After a wild night of hijinks they wake up with no memory of what happened the night before, an unknown infant and no idea where Doug is. Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude

A very funny and inspiring black comedy cult classic from 1971 about Harold, a young man who drives a hearse and attends funerals for fun, who falls in love with Maude, a 79-year old woman with a unique perspective on life and death.

"Morbid and sweet all at once. It's a wonderful movie."

Bonster's Rating: Good
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Hostel

Hostel

Three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them

"Freaking. AWESOME."

Bonster's Rating: 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.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Hours, The

Hours, The

The Hours, based on Michael Cunningham's novel of the same name, is a movie about how Virginia Woolf's novel, Mrs. Dalloway, affects three women, including Virginia. It shows us what connects the women to the world around them: their friends and family, their joys, sorrows, and regrets.

Bonster's Rating: 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.

"DREAM A LITTLE BIGGER, DARLING. OMG. LOVE."

Bonster's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

Bonster's Rating: 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.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

When money is missing from his family's building and loan George Bailey finds himself wishing he was never born. As he is about to take his own life he meets an angel named Clarence who takes him on a journey to show him what the world would be like if he'd never touched the lives of those he loves.

Bonster's Rating: Good
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Juno

Juno

16 year-old Juno finds herself pregnant with her best friend Paulie Bleeker's baby. Juno decides to adopt the child to a successful young couple who are unable to have a child. Starring Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, J.K. Simmons and Allison Janney.

Bonster's Rating: Good
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Kayak Pals

Kayak Pals

A very funny movie about best buddies on a kayaking adventure. Chock full of wacky hijinks. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. Directed by Alan Smithee.

"I've never been moved more by such a poignant, yet light-hearted, story."

Bonster's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

1950's Los Angeles is the seedy backdrop for this intricate noir-ish tale of police corruption and Hollywood sleaze. Three very different cops are all after the truth, each in their own style: Ed Exley, the golden boy of the police force, willing to do almost anything to get ahead, except sell out; Bud White, ready to break the rules to seek justice, but barely able to keep his raging violence under control; and Jack Vincennes, always looking for celebrity and a quick buck until his conscience drives him to join Exley and White down the one-way path to find the truth behind the dark world of L.A. crime. Stars Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe and Kim Basinger. Directed by Curtis Hanson.

"I echo what Morgan said. Greatness abounds in this flick."

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Lady in the Water

Lady in the Water

When a man discovers a sea nymph living in the pool at the apartment complex he manages, he decides to help her finish the quest that her people have sent her into the human world to pursue. Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Paul Giamatti and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Land Before Time, The

Land Before Time, The

A Don Bluth film, The Land Before Time is set when dinosaurs roam the earth, but the times are changing. After being sundered from his family, Littlefoot makes his way with his mother's words and the new companions he picks up along the way: Ducky, Petrie, Spike, and Sarah. There are dangers and pitfalls along the way, including the menacing Sharp Tooth, but Littlefoot and his friends are determined to reach the mythical place of cool water and plentiful tree stars, a place of hope and peace, The Great Valley.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Based on the first three books in the "A Series of Unfortunate Events" series, the film adaptation stars Jim Carrey as Count Olaf, the guardian and tormentor of the tragic, but brilliant, Baudelaire Orphans.

Bonster's Rating: Good
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Lion King, The

Lion King, The

It's the circle... the circle of life!

"My all-time favorite Disney cartoon. I love it so much. It was the first movie I ever went to see twice at the theater. The songs are outstanding, the animation is fantastic, the villains are great, the relationships, whether they be familial, friendship, or otherwise, are wonderful. Le sigh. Good stuff."

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Little Mermaid, The

Little Mermaid, The

A mermaid princess makes a faustian bargain with an unscrupulous seahag in order to meet a human prince on land.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine

When a young girl wins a spot in the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant, her (extremely odd) family packs into their old VW bus and races to drive her to California in time for the competition. Wackiness and family bonding ensues. Stars Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Alan Arkin, Paul Dano, and Abigail Breslin.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Lord of the Rings, The

Lord of the Rings, The

It's a movie about a ring!

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Milk

Milk

Harvey Milk, a camera salesman in San Fransisco's Castro district, becomes the first openly gay person elected to public office. He tries to push forth rights for gays in California while facing opposition from his conservative fellow board member. Directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Sean Penn, James Franco, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin and Victor Garber.

"Great performances and important messages. <3"

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge

Penniless writer Christian comes to Paris to write and epxerience love for the first time. Along the way, he gets involved with some Bohemians trying to pitch a show to be performed at the Moulin Rouge. He does indeed fall in love with the beautiful courtesan, Satine. But, their love is doomed from the start as Satine is owned by the Moulin Rouge's patron, The Duke.

Bonster's Rating: Good
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Idealistic Jefferson Smith is appointed to the U.S. senate and finds that Washington D.C. is very corrupt. Instead of going home, faces his oppontents and stands up for what he believes in.

"Heck of an awesome movie. It's way inspiring, with wonderful characters, writing, and actors. Thumbs WAY up."

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"Sure, the history is very much fast and loose, but omg. The fun! The adventure! The love that is Riley Poole! Gah. Freaking LOVE the movie. LOVE."

Bonster's Rating: 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.

"<3!!!"

Bonster's Rating: 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.

"Fantastic. Utterly fantastic. Brilliant, gorgeous, well-done film."

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Nightmare Before Christmas, The

Nightmare Before Christmas, The

Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him kidnap Santa and put on a more frightening Christmas.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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No Country For Old Men

No Country For Old Men

When Llewlyn Moss finds $2 million in the middle of the desert and takes it he finds himself being tracked by a vicious killer who will stop at nothing to get the money back. Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and starring Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones and Kelly Macdonald.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Notorious

Notorious

Alfred Hitchcock's 1946 film starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. Grant plays a spy who recruits Bergman to spy on the Nazi friends of her late father.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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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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Bonster's Rating: 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.

"So. Much. AWESOMETASTIC AWESOMENESS. Great special effects, great characters, great music, great story. Definitely met and exceeded my expectations. :D"

Bonster's Rating: 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.

"Sparrington!"

Bonster's Rating: 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.

Bonster's Rating: Good
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Rear Window

Rear Window

Photo journalist L.B. Jeffries is stuck in his apartment with a broken leg and spends his time spying on his neighbors. He begins to suspect one neighbor of murdering his wife and sets about trying to prove it.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical

Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical

An outrageous tongue-in-cheek musical comedy adaptation of the classic 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Scream

Scream

One year after the brutal murder of her mother, Sidney Prescott and her small group of friends become the target of a masked serial killer. Two of her classmates have already been murdered and Sidney must try and find out who the killer is before he kills again. Starring Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Rose McGowan, and Drew Barrymore.

Bonster's Rating: Good
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Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit

Released in 2003 and nominated for a Best Picture Oscar that year, Seabiscuit tells the true story of the underdog horse who became a champion and an inspiration to millions of downtrodden Americans. Stars Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, William H. Macy, and Elizabeth Banks. Written and directed by Gary Ross.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Secret of NIMH, The

Secret of NIMH, The

Based on the book, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, The Secret of NIMH follows Mrs. Brisby as she tries to care for her ailing son and get her family's home safely away from the farmer's plow. With help from Mr. Ages, Jeremy the crow, and advice from The Great Owl, she enters the rosebush, which is the rats' domain. They have secrets, knowledge, and technology that can help her... or, if some have their way, hinder her.

Bonster's Rating: 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.

"Amazing! I was in complete awe during AND afterwards. HIGHLY recommended."

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead

29-year-old Shaun is stuck in a dead-end job and spends most nights hanging out at the pub with his slacker friend Ed. His girlfriend Liz wants something more out of life, so she breaks up with him. It just so happens that said break-up occurs on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. Loser Shaun must become a very unlikely hero if he wants to save his family and friends, and win back his girlfriend. Star Simon Pegg also co-wrote the script with director Edgar Wright. The film also stars Nick Frost, Bill Nighy, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis and Dylan Moran.

"Two seconds!"

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"An absolutely gorgeous movie with wonderful storylines. *thumbs up*"

Bonster's Rating: Good
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South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut

South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut

The movie spun off from the South Park tv show. When the four boys see an R-rated movie featuring Canadians Terrance & Phillip, they are pronounced "corrupted", and their parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada.

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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.

"May the Schwarz be with you!"

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

"I saw it four times at the theater. Weee! Funny, suspenseful, great effects, wonderful characters; it's just plain awesome. And I, for one, like it better than the second one. :P"

Bonster's Rating: 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.

Bonster's Rating: 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.

"As a Trekkie, I had a few reservations about this reboot. OMFG. I WAS SO WRONG. It's one of the best movies. EVER. Fun, keeps all of the spirit of the original while BOLDLY GOING WHERE IT WAS THOUGHT WE'D ALREADY BEEN BUT LET'S TAKE A PEEK ANYWAY. lol. It's just brilliant. Wonderful, Wonderful. J.J. Abrams, you are to be praised. And Chris Pine's Kirk and Zachary Quinto's Spock? EPIC BRILL."

Bonster's Rating: 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.

Bonster's Rating: 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.

Bonster's Rating: Good
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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.

"Eeeexcellent movie. A great and entertaining experience."

Bonster's Rating: Good
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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.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

"Do, or do not. There is no try."

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Stargate

Stargate

A small group of US troups and an Egyptologist use an ancient device found in 1920s Egypt to transport themselves to a distant planet. There they discover aliens and stuff. AND it has teh Spader.

"Eeee! I love it! Good SF and it's pretty, too. James Spader is fantabulous, and Kurt Russell is wonderfully angsty. Sha'uri is awesome (as opposed to what happened to her character, "Sha're", on the tv series). Skaara is adorable. Ra is a great "play by my rules or DIE!" villain. The scene with his guards in the temple during the dust storm? Will forever be creepy to me. *thumbs up*"

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

This 1989 movie is based on a true incident of screenwriter Harling's mother and sister. The story is set in a small-town beauty shop near New Orleans, and spans several years in the lives of the shop's owner and her customers.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Sweet Home Alabama

Sweet Home Alabama

New York fashion designer Melanie Carmichael (Reese Witherspoon) suddenly finds herself engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. But Melanie's past holds many secrets, including Jake (Josh Lucas), the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her. Bound and determined to end their contentious relationship once and for all, Melanie sneaks back home to Alabama to confront her past, only to discover that you can take the girl out of the South, but you can never take the South out of the girl. Released in 2002.

Bonster's Rating: Good
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The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland

In 1970, young Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan travels to Uganda looking for adventure as a doctor at an aid hospital. He arrives the day Idi Amin takes over as president in a coup. Garrigan meets the new president and is asked to become his personal physician. He accepts the job and as time goes on he witnesses the conditions in Uganda worsen as Amin becomes more and more brutal. Starring Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington and Gillian Anderson.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Based on the novel by Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird tells the story of Depression era attorney Atticus Finch as he defends a black man wrongfully accused of rape. The story is told through the eyes of his young daughter Scout as Atticus tries to teach his children about prejudices.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Trainspotting

Trainspotting

Told from the perspective of Mark "Rentboy" Renton, the movie follows the lives of young people in Scotland and their addiction to heroin. Based on a novel by Irvine Welsh and directed by Danny Boyle, the movie stars Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller.

Bonster's Rating: Good
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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.

"I had VERY HIGH expectations for this movie, and it totally did not let me down! A great, fun thrill-ride of a flick. Totally see it!!"

Bonster's Rating: 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.

"You never go full retard."

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Trouble With Harry, The

Trouble With Harry, The

The trouble with Harry is that he's dead many people think they killed him. Mrs. Rogers, Captain Wiles and Ms. Gravley all believe themselves to be responsible for Harry's death and with the help of artist Sam Marlowe, they conspire to hide Harry's body.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

"Well done and stuck very much to the book, but with the bonus of things not happening that annoyed me in the book, huzzah."

Bonster's Rating: Good
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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.

Bonster's Rating: Good
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Velvet Goldmine

Velvet Goldmine

Reporter Arthur Stuart is assigned to investigate the staged murder of 70's glam rocker Brian Slade. Through Arthur's own recollections, and the stories of others, we follow the rise and fall of Brian Slade and learn about his relationship with another rockstar, Curt Wild.

Bonster's Rating: Good
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Waitress

Waitress

Jenna (Keri Russell) is an unhappily married waitress who specializes in making pies. When she finds out she is pregnant she tries to find happiness by having an affair with a married man.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Wall E

Wall E

Wall E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class) has been on Earth cleaning up garbage for 700 years and has managed to develop a personality. When Eve lands on Earth in an attempt to find out if it is inhabitable, Wall E seeks to befriend her and put an end to his lonely existence.

"PIZZA PLANTS!!!"

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Wearing Hats

Wearing Hats

Hilarious story of two best friends who get matching baseball caps. Stars real life hat-wearing best friends Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Wedding Crashers

Wedding Crashers

John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

When Charlie Bucket, a young boy froma poor family, finds the last Golden Ticket, winning him a trip to the Wonka Chocolate Factory, it is everything he ever dreamed of and more. Released in 1971 and starring Gene Wilder.

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic
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Wimbledon

Wimbledon

English tennis player, Peter Colt, was once ranked 11th in the world, but is now hovering somewhere around 119th and playing in his final Wimbledon tournament. He meets a player on the opposite end of the spectrum from him, the up-and-coming Lizzie Bradbury. The two flirt and start to fall for each other, and in the process, Peter begins to play tennis better than he ever has. Stars Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst.

"Cute movie. :)"

Bonster's Rating: Good
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Wonder Boys

Wonder Boys

A tale of a madcap weekend at a literary festival in Pittsburgh. No really. Starring Michael Douglas as Grady Tripp, the writer/professor whose life is interrupted by a troublesome student (Tobey Maguire), a pregnant mistress (Frances McDormand), a flirtatious tenant (Katie Holmes), and an impatient editor (Robert Downey, Jr) who wants to see the novel Grady hasn't finished yet. Directed by Curtis Hanson and based on the novel by Michael Chabon.

"FANTASTIC movie. Grady Tripp (Michael Douglas) pwns, as does Terry Crabtree (Robert Downey, Jr.). And who doesn't love Vernon? The cast was brilliant, the story is insane and yet is one you can easily connect with, and overall it's a wonderful viewing experience. *huge thumbs up*"

Bonster's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

Bonster's Rating: Good
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