Holly'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.

"A really adorable, funny movie :)"

Holly'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).

"I love this movie a lot. Steve Carell is just always funny."

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

Holly'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.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Alfie

Alfie

Starring Jude Law, Alfie tells the story of a young man living in New York City and growing up.

"I really enjoyed this film, though I like the original more."

Holly's Rating: Good
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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.

Holly's Rating: Good
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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

San Diego anchorman Ron Burgundy is at the top of his game, until Veronica Corningstone walks in and not only steals his heart, but steals his job. Stars Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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Aristocats, The

Aristocats, The

After a butler of an aristocratic household gets word that the lady is going to leave all of her money to the cats, he comes up with an elaborate plan to get rid of them by leaving them in the French countryside. Assisted by an alley cat, they have to make their way back to Paris. Originally released in 1970 by Disney.

Holly'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.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Big Fish

Big Fish

"Big Fish", based on the novel of the same title, follows the life story of Edward Bloom as told through his own eyes. As the older Edward lies dying of cancer, his son William desperately attempts to connect with him and discover the truth behind his tall-tales.

"Aww, cute :) Larger than life, but a great film."

Holly's Rating: Good
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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.

"I know I shouldn't like this movie... but I love it. Totally a guilty pleasure of mine."

Holly's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"I loved this movie. It was beautiful and heart-wrenching and so, so sad. I don't really know what to say because it was simply amazing."

Holly's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

Holly's Rating: Good
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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.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

Holly'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.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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Cinderella

Cinderella

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

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

"I remember when this movie came out, and now that makes me feel old! But it's still a great movie."

Holly'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.

Holly'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.

"A fanstastic movie! And I agree with Mo about the movie title."

Holly'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.

Holly's Rating: Good
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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.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Dick

Dick

What if the famous Watergate informant "Deep Throat" had been two stupid 15 year old girls? Dick is a hilarious comedy that explores just that, with a fantastic cast including Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, Dan Hedaya, Will Ferrell, Bruce McCulloch, and Dave Foley.

"You suck, Dick!"

Holly's Rating: Good
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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.

"I love it!"

Holly's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Down With Love

Down With Love

A take-off of the classic 60s sex comedies, "Down With Love" is a story about sweet Barbara Novak and ladies man Catcher Block. Novak writes a novel telling women to be more independent and to behave more like men, and Catcher is none too happy about it so he hatches a plan to prove that Barbara Novak is a fraud. The movie stars Ewan McGregor, Renee Zellweger, David Hyde Pierce and Sarah Paulson.

Holly's Rating: Good
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Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls

An adaptation of the Tony Award winning Broadway show, Dreamgirls tells the story of the Dreams, a girl group in the 1960s. Beginning as backup singers for James "Thunder" Early, they rise to fame but at the cost of one of their original members. Starring Beyonce Knowles, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy and Academy Award winnder Jennifer Hudson.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"This film never ever fails to make me laugh. I can't think about it without laughing. Very silly, but hilarious."

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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Ed Wood

Ed Wood

Tim Burton's 1994 biopic of the legendarily bad writer, director, and actor Edward D. Wood, Jr. Filmed in stylized black and white to echo Wood's own films. Stars Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Patricia Arquette, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Bill Murray, among others.

Holly's Rating: Good
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Elf

Elf

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. Stars Will Ferrell as Buddy, the elf.

"Will Ferrell is always funny and this movie was fantastic!"

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"I really loved this movie. I was brought up on Disney movies and this was Disney basically mocking itself. Awesome. James Marsden and Amy Adams were particularly excellent."

Holly'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.

"One of my favourite films of 2004."

Holly's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four

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

"I loooove this film. It's just so much fun!"

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Peter Bretter takes a Hawaii vacation in order to deal with recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah Marshall. Little does he know Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex... and she's bringing along her new boyfriend. Stars Jason Segal, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Russell Brand.

"Funny and sweet."

Holly's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Fred Claus

Fred Claus

When Fred Claus needs money to start a gambling business, he turns to his long-hated brother, Santa Claus for help. However during his time spent at the North Pole he learns what family really means.

"A great Christmas movie!"

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Gift, The

Gift, The

Annie is a psychic who uses her gift to make money so she can care for her three sons after her husband dies. She sees the dead body of a missing girl, Jessica King, and must help the police find the person responsible for her death.

Holly's Rating: Good
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Grease

Grease

Australian exchange student Sandy discovers that her summer love Danny goes to the same school she does. Much musical romantic angst ensues as the two get their signals crossed over and over again. Released in 1978. Stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

"It's electrifying!"

Holly's Rating: Good
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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.

"So much fun!"

Holly'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.

"I have seen this movie so many times now, but it's still hilarious. I love the amount of detail in the movie, and how every time you notice something else."

Holly's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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I Know What You Did Last Summer

I Know What You Did Last Summer

It's the fourth of July and four friends Julie, Ray, Helen, and Barry are celebrating along with graduation. On their way home they hit a pedestrian walking down a curved corner. They make a pact to keep it a secret in hopes of saving their futures. While dumping the body in a near by sea, the body becomes alive and tries to attack Helen. They throw him in, never return to that site again. One year later, Julie returns home from college for summer break. In the mail she receives a letter that states "I Know What You Did Last Summer." Julie freaks out and gathers up her old friends who are now separated, miserable, and not speaking to each other. They all decide to find out who saw them that fateful night and in the process of tracking the suspect down, the body count goes up. Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Freddie Prinze Jr.

Holly's Rating: Good
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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.

Holly's Rating: 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.

Holly'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.

"THIS MOVIE KICKED ASS. Possibly my favourite Marvel movie."

Holly's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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Jarhead

Jarhead

Based on former Marine Anthony Swofford's best-selling 2003 book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and about his experiences fighting in Kuwait. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and released in 2005.

"Just an amazing movie, and wonderfully shot."

Holly's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Jungle Book, The

Jungle Book, The

Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization.

"One of my favourite Disney films, a real classic film that everyone should see!"

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

Holly'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.

Holly's Rating: Good
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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.

"Great film, and the cinematography was fantastic :)"

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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Knocked Up

Knocked Up

Go-getter Alison (Katherine Heigl) finds herself pregnant after an ill-advised drunken one night stand with slacker Ben (Seth Rogen). The two must figure out how they're going to fit a baby into their lives, and whether they can make a relationship work and raise their child together. Written and directed by Judd Apatow with a large supporting cast that includes Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, and Martin Starr. Also features cameos by various celebrities including COTWWSB favourite Steve Carell.

Holly'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.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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Last Kiss, The

Last Kiss, The

"The Last Kiss" is a contemporary comedy-drama about life, love, infidelity, forgiveness, marriage, friendship...and coming to grips with turning 30. Stars Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson, Casey Affleck, Blythe Danner, and Tom Wilkinson.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

"Fantastic film :)"

Holly's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Lion King, The

Lion King, The

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

"My favourite Disney movie! I just adore it, it's sweet and funny and I love the animation in it. And it made me cry."

Holly's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Little Children

Little Children

Stars Kate Winslet and Patrick Wilson as two unhappy stay-at-home parents who meet in a local park where their children play and begin having an affair. Meanwhile, a convicted pedophile, played by Jackie Earle Haley, has moved into the neighbourhood, and another neighbour (Noah Emmerich) goes on a crusade to force him out of the area. Jennifer Connelly also stars as Wilson's character's wife. The movie was was directed by Todd Field from a screenplay written by Field and Tom Perrotta, author of the book the movie is based on.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

Holly'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.

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

Lord of the Rings, The

It's a movie about a ring!

"One of my favourite films... ever. It's just a really, really fantastic film (well, one film in three parts!)."

Holly's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Love Actually

Love Actually

The 2003 romantic comedy which marked the directorial debut of writer Richard Curtis. The film tells multiple stories of love in London taking place right before Christmas.

"Even I like this film. And I don't even like Romantic Comedies all that much! (Or... mostly ever.)"

Holly's Rating: Good
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Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Jane and Michael have never been able to keep their nanny for very long - that is, until Mary Poppins arrived! Follow the children on their magical and fantastical journeys with their new nanny and her old friend Bert. Released in 1964, this film stars Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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MASH

MASH

Robert Altman's 1970 comedy about the men and women serving in a M*A*S*H unit during the Korean War stars Donald Sutherland as Hawkeye Pierce, Elliot Gould as Trapper John and Sally Kellerman as Hot Lips.

"One of the best and funniest movies ever. It never gets old."

Holly's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"Amazing and beautifully shot."

Holly's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

Holly's Rating: Good
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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.

Holly's Rating: Good
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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.

Holly'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.

"A completely fantastic end to the trilogy and almost as good as the first movie!"

Holly'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.

Holly'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.

"I love this film so very much :D Tis awesome."

Holly's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Psycho

Psycho

Marion Crane is a decent woman who gets herself in to a lot of trouble and flees town. She ends up at the practically empty Bates Motel, run by the mild-mannered Norman Bates. When Norman's mother enters the picture, well, we all know what happens next.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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Saved!

Saved!

Mary's boyfriend Dean has just told her that he is gay. In the perfect Christian world she has grown up in, this is a problem. Mary thinks that Jesus has come to her in a vision and told her that she just do everything she can to help Dean. As a result she finds herself pregnant after Dean's parents send him away. Mary must now spend her senior year of high school as an outcast, spending time with bad girl Cassandra and Roland while school saint Hilary Faye tries to save her soul.

"I really enjoy this movie, and a lot more than I thought I would!"

Holly'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.

Holly's Rating: Good
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Scream 2

Scream 2

It has been two years since the tragic events at Woodsboro. Sidney Prescott and Randy Meeks are trying to get on with their lives, and are currently both students at Windsor College. Cotton Weary is out of prison, and is trying to cash in on his unfortunate incarceration. Gale Weathers has written a bestseller, "The Woodsboro Murders," which has been turned into the film, "Stab," starring Tori Spelling as Sidney. As the film's play date approaches, the cycle of death begins anew. Dewey Riley immediately flies out of Woodsboro to try to protect Sidney, his "surrogate sister." But in this sequel to the 1996 horror film, the number of suspects only goes down as the body count slowly goes up! Starring Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Holly's Rating: Good
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Scream 3

Scream 3

After the terrifying events that occurred around Windsor College, Sidney is now living alone in a secluded Northern California mountainside. Still haunted by her past, frightening images of her dead mother reappear time after time in her head as she tries to get on with her life. She now gives advice, under a fictional name for safety, to women in crisis via telephone. Soon enough though, her comfort turns to fear as she receives a threatening phone call from an anonymous source who informs her on the recent murders committed around the Hollywood set of "Stab 3: Return to Woodsboro, the third and final chapter to the 'Stab' series. Sidney decides to visit the set when she finds out that with every victim, the new killer leaves behind a different photo of Sidney's deceased mother, Maureen Prescott. Eventually the cast of "Stab 3" start dying one by one and more photos of Maureen appear. Mark Kincaid, an LAPD detective, is sent to investigate the strange murder and becomes friendly with Sidney. Meanwhile, Gale visits the set of "Stab 3," after she hears of the murders. Ironically, she meets up with Dewey, who is now working behind the film alongside his actress/girlfriend Jennifer. Gale, Dewey, and Sidney rejoin along with the actors and actresses of "Stab 3," who are all shaken up by the rest of the cast being killed off. As the secret to Sidney's past unfolds, the three discover that in the trilogy, anything can happen. Starring Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Patrick Dempsey and Liev Schreiber.

Holly'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.

Holly's Rating: Good
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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.

"IT WAS AWESOME."

Holly's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"There is no i in team. But there is an i in pie."

Holly's Rating: 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.

"Easily the truest comic book adaptation, Sin City has it all. I adore this film, I love the camera work on it, and the comic book style of shots. I love that it's so true to the graphic novels. And most of all, I love the stories."

Holly's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire

Jamal Malik, a slumdog from Mumbai, has just won 20 million rupees on Who Want to Be a Millionaire?. The police believe he has cheated and as he explains his story, his life is explained and the real reason for his appearance on the show is revealed. Directed by Danny Boyle and starring Dev Patel and Frieda Pinto.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Disney's first feature length animated film made in 1937.

Holly'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.

"The movie never gets less funny, it's just totally hilarious and outrageous and I love every moment of it. Plus, it has a totally kick ass soundtrack."

Holly's Rating: 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.

"Not as good as the second, but still a great film!"

Holly'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.

"Fantastic film :D One of the best comic book films... ever."

Holly's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"It was good. Not as good as the other two, but good nonetheless."

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

"The first of the prequels that I enjoyed. Not as good as the OT but definitely worth watching."

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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.

"It's a great, great film, that is as good, if not better, than the OT. No, wait, as good. It's great, and it ties up all the ends wonderfully!"

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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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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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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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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.

"I love the book so much, but I felt that this was an excellent adaptation of it! (Other than Claire Danes.)"

Holly's Rating: 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.

Holly's Rating: Good
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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Ricky Bobby is a very famous and successful NASCAR driver. But when a French Formula One driver named Jean Girard joins the NASCAR circuit to try and defeat Ricky, things take a downhill turn and soon Ricky finds himself having to work his way back up from the bottom. Stars Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sascha Baron Cohen.

"Invisible fire!"

Holly's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood

Daniel Plainview, an oilman, arrives in a small Southern California town to drill for oil and his presence has an effect on everyone around him. Based on Upton Sinclair's Oil!, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

Holly'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.

Holly'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.

Holly's Rating: 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.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

Holly's Rating: 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.

"Twilight was two hours of fun entertainment! And as a plus point, Bella is not as whiny and annoying as in the book. And the Cullens are awesome."

Holly's Rating: 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.

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

"It's just... wonderful. And boysex and rock stars!"

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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.

"This movie made me want pie so badly."

Holly'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.

Holly'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.

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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.

"I grew up watching this film (as they show it almost every year at Christmas!) and I stil adore it to this day."

Holly's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"Two reasons I saw this film - Paul Bettany and tennis. It's a movie about tennis. Set at Wimbledon. And I also love Kirsten. So, in all, a perfect film for me! (Though I like to sit there and point out the mistakes in it.)"

Holly's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

Holly's Rating: 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.

"I love this film like whoa. I've seen it so many times I've lost count and the hallway scene is one of my favourite scenes ever."

Holly's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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