Morgan'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.

"This movie is cute! Jennifer Garner is adorable, Mark Ruffalo is awesome, Judy Greer and Andy Serkis are funny. Basically, just a sweet little movie to enjoy, it'll make you smile."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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 didn't think I'd like this movie as much as I did. Not only is it really funny, it's also really sweet. Steve Carell is fabulous."

Morgan'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.

"Really good movie. I think the highlight are the performances of Viggo Mortensen and Maria Bello."

Morgan'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.

"I think this movie is pretty underrated."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"Not my favorite Disney movie, but it's still one of their best. Robin Williams is great as the Genie."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic
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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 didn't expect much going into this other than Jude looking yummy. I got more than that. It's got a good story! Watching Alfie go from playboy to someone who actually cares about things and people and the things he done is nice."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic
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All About Eve

All About Eve

All About Eve is the classic 1950 film about stage actress Margo Channing (Bette Davis) and the young actress, Eve Harrington, who idolizes her (Anne Baxter). Eve places herself deeper and deeper into Margo's life, rising in the ranks of stardom and threatening Margo's relationships with those around her. The film also stars George Sanders, Celeste Holm, and Gary Merrill. The film won the 1950 Academy Award for Best Picture.

"One of the greatest, most well written films of all time."

Morgan's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"This movie is just ridiculously hysterical."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Artist, The

Artist, The

Michel Hazanavicius's silent film is a love letter to silent cinema and classic films. Jean Dujardin stars as George Valentin, a box office superstar who finds his career in decline. Berenice Bejo plays Peppy Miller, whose career is skyrocketing at the same time as Valentin's is falling. Throughout their journey, the two cross paths.

"Delightful."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Avengers, The

Avengers, The

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

"I think we were all a little anxious for this movie since it was Joss Whedon's chance to shine and get the praise we've known for years that he deserves. This movie did not disappoint, which is evidenced by the fact that we want to watch it over and over again. The movie does a great job of joining together a group of people who should not be together. If only we had a listing for the genre "awesome." We may have to add it just for this movie."

Morgan's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"The animation is beautiful and the story is told so well. I just love this one."

Morgan'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.

"I didn't think I'd like this but it had a really good story."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Black Swan

Black Swan

Nina is poised to become the featured dancer at the New York Ballet. When she is cast as the lead in Black Swan, she has trouble getting in touch with the black swan portion of the character. She begins to worry that new dancer Lily is seeking to take her place. Directed by Darren Aronofsky, it stars Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, and Barbara Hershey.

"Creepy, but darn good."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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 love this movie. It's one of those you can watch again and you really wouldn't have expected it to be as good as it is."

Morgan'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.

"I'm not as over the moon for the movie as others, I think it starts off a little too slowly. I do still think it's an exceptionally well made film and everyone in it does a really good job."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

"This is the greatest screenplay to ever be written. The film makes you feel so many different emotions in such a short period of time. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be on the edge of our seat, it'll take your breath away and leave you wanting more. The Marseillaise scene always makes me cry no matter what. Bogart and Bergman are absolutely perfect in their roles and the dialogue simply cannot be beaten. It's really appalling how many COTWWSB have not seen this movie."

Morgan's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"I'm still not sure why they needed to remake this, but they did a good job with it. Johnny Depp is always good and the Oompa Loompa songs were fun."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic
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Cinderella

Cinderella

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

"The mice are so cute! Plus, it's a great re-telling of a classic story."

Morgan'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.

"Completely brilliant. Great characters, great acting."

Morgan'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.

"Whatever."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"This is a very excellent movie. The cast is fantastic, the cinematography is gorgeous. It's very romantic too. Plus, Jude!"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

Morgan's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"This movie could use a better title though I'm not sure what that would be. It doesn't even begin to cover what this movie is, nor does the way it's been marketed by the studio. This is, at its heart and very prominently while watching it, a love story. I went in expecting it to be good but not as good as it was. It moves along at a very nice pace. Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz turn in some amazing performances. Ralph is amazingly subtle, you don't even realize he's acting. It plays out so that the love story is first and the global conspiracy part of it is there to serve the love story."

Morgan's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"The best movie Sarah Michelle Gellar has done. Isn't that sad?"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic
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Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The

Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The

Based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button details the unusual life of the title character. Played by Brad Pitt, Benjamin Button begins his life as an old man and finds himself aging backwards. His curious life brings with it curious problems. Directed by David Fincher and co-starring Cate Blanchett.

"Completely lovely."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)

Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Morgan'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.

Morgan'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.

"Really good movie! I enjoyed it much more than I thought it was and found myself very involved in the plot. I agree with Meaghan, this might very well be Leo's best performance."

Morgan'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.

"Such a funny movie, but also really intelligent. It does a great job of mixing it's jokes with actual events in the history of the event."

Morgan'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.

"Such a good romance movie! You pretty much know what to expect with it, but it works."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"Not only is this movie really funny, it's also got a lot of heart."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

"Oh I love this movie and I never get tired of it. It's a great homage to the Rock Hudson and Doris Day comedies of the 1950s and 1960s. The cast is so perfect!"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

Morgan'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.

"Absolutely hysterical movie! It doesn't get any less funny with repeat viewings. The jokes are funny, but even more so with the Minnesota accent :)"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"Johnny Depp is fabulous!"

Morgan'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.

"One of my favorite things I've seen yet in 2009. Really excellent, great acting and a really great screenplay from Nick Hornby."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

Morgan'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.

"Cate was robbed."

Morgan'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.

Morgan'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.

"Really great movie with a really beautiful story."

Morgan'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.

"Enjoyable summer movie. Not so sure about Jessica Alba, but everyone else was good :)"

Morgan's Rating: Good
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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!"

Morgan'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 very fun Christmas movie!"

Morgan'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.

"It took me two tries to get through this but once I finally did, I was really happy about it. I really liked this movie."

Morgan'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.

"I love this movie, anything with Cate Blanchett roxors! It's very suspenseful."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"The best of the trilogy. The scene of Vito as he arrives in the United States, seeing the Statue of Liberty for the first time as it's paired with Nino Rota's gorgeous score never fails to give me chills. Then with the current story and what happens with Fredo, it's just wonderful."

Morgan'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.

"Definitely a great movie. Not quite as good as part two, it's definitely a great start. It doesn't need to show promise because it's great on its own, but it does. The end is so, so good."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Gold Rush, The

Gold Rush, The

This 1925 outing finds Charlie Chaplin's Tramp character traveling to Alaska in search for gold. While there, he meets and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia and runs into some trouble with some burly types.

"One of Chaplin's finest and funniest efforts!"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"And I'm losin' control! Definitely a classic and with good reason!"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Great Dictator, The

Great Dictator, The

Charles Chaplin spoke for the first time in this 1940 film. Chaplin plays the dual roles of the Jewish barber and Adenoid Hynkel, the dictator of Tomania who the barber is mistaken for.

"My absolute favorite piece of film satire. This film is absolutely beautiful. Chaplin's speech at the end is legendary and for good reason."

Morgan's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"Basically? A whole lot of fun. Death Proof is awesome, Rose McGowan owns that leg. Death Proof starts off slowly but the end really pays off."

Morgan'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.

"Great cast, great songs and completely enjoyable!"

Morgan'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.

Morgan'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.

Morgan'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.

"I didn't like this the first time I saw it, but the longer it's been the more I appreciate it."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

"The best of the trilogy! The chemistry between Harrison Ford and Sean Connery is absolutely wonderful, so much fun!"

Morgan'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.

"Okay, so not quite like the first and third, it's still enjoyable. At least I enjoy it."

Morgan's Rating: Good
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Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

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

"Wunderbar! Forget what you know about actual history because Tarantino doesn't care. Just sit back and have fun with it. Cristoph Waltz owns this movie."

Morgan'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.

Morgan'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.

"One of the greatest movie ever. Completely inspiring and wonderful. I get teary eyed as George runs through town at the end and when Harry says his brother is the richest man in town, I really lose it."

Morgan's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"Saaarrrsgaaarrrd!"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic
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JFK

JFK

Released in 1991 this tells the story of the only trial ever to occur in the death of John F. Kennedy Jr. Directed by Oliver Stone with an all-star cast including Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman, Sissy Spacek and COTWWSB husband Vincent D'Onofrio.

"If I am bored this is generally the movie that I turn to. It's always been very special to me since it is the first movie I ever saved my allowance to buy (I was eight). Now, I don't think a whole lot of people will enjoy it but I absolutely love it. It is long (and longer if you get the director's cut, which is superior). I'm actually pretty sure I'm the only cotwwsb who enjoys this movie. Oh well, I love it :)"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"Funny, sweet and serious at the right moments. Ellen Page is completely awesome."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"Kayak Pals is a good movie. I smell an Oscar. Possibly several."

Morgan'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.

"This saga works really well. It's definitely bloody, but the characters are awesome and Uma Thurman does a great job with it."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"The thing that sticks out most about this film to me is how aware I was that I was reacting to it. I was laughing, I was gasping, my hands went over my mouth, I turned into my seat when I saw the natives, I was literally on the edge of my seat and my eyes went wide with wonder. It didn't feel at all like it was three hours long."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"Hil-larious! Lots of laughter and also endearing :)"

Morgan'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.

"Completely robbed of the Oscar for Best Picture. Great movie, great story, great all around."

Morgan's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"Visually, the film looks stunning. Jim Carrey was the perfect Count Olaf."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic
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Lion King, The

Lion King, The

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

"I don't think it's quite as great as it's made out to be, but it's still pretty darn spiffy. Really great animation and a very good story!"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

Morgan'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.

"This is just an awesome movie. It always felt magical to me when I was little."

Morgan'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.

"Completely sweet and heartfelt, as well as funny!"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Lord of the Rings, The

Lord of the Rings, The

It's a movie about a ring!

"I like watching all three movies together. They're really great adaptations."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"This movie makes me very happy. Like when you're done watching a Frank Capra movie and you're happy. It's funny and poignant and also filled with quotable dialogue."

Morgan's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"Great movie! Just a real joy to watch."

Morgan's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"It's funny every single time I watch it."

Morgan'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.

Morgan'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.

"A very vibrant and beautiful movie. Lively and wonderful!"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"Good summer fun!"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

"This is one of my favorite movies. It's beautifull idealstic and makes me cry and gives me chills every single time I watch it. The filibuster scene is nothing short of awe inspiring."

Morgan's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"I had no desire to see this movie, but we rented it anyway and it was surprisingly a lot of fun. It works well as a Saturday matinee type film and keeps itself moving."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"Just as much fun as the original. Sketchy history and all."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Network

Network

When TV news anchorman Howard Beale suffers a breakdown on air, his situation is exploited by ratings-hungry network executives eager to capitalize on Beale's ability to tap into the general population's feelings of discontent and his newfound status as the mad prophet of the airwaves. Stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall.

"Really, really fantastic :)"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"Completely wonderful. It really stays with you."

Morgan'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.

"Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Alfred Hitchcock. You can't get much better than that. It's so good that the people who made Mission: Impossible 2 stole its plot!"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

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

"Completely awesome! Better than Dead Man's Chest and a great addition to the series! Who doesn't want a ship full of Jack Sparrows?"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"AWESOME! The movie was so much. Everyone was in top form. You'd think it might not be quite as good as the first since the first was so awesome, but it was so so good! Triple sword fight?! Bitchin! Cage of bones?! Awesome!"

Morgan'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.

"Great movie! Lots of fun and a great cast! I eagerly anticipated its release and it did not disappoint!"

Morgan'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.

"One of the most suspensful films ever. Perfectly filmed and a great performance from Anthony Perkins."

Morgan's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"Awesome start to a great series of movies! Indiana Jones is a wonderful character and the movie is a whole lot of fun."

Morgan'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.

"Completely brilliant. Everything Hitchcock was able to do in that small space is amazing."

Morgan's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"Very good movie. It doesn't mock religion but it really puts things into perspective. It's got a really great cast and it's very funny. Their assembly at the beginning? That was my high school experience."

Morgan'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.

"Really good slasher movie! Funny too."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

"Not nearly as good as the first but still entertaining."

Morgan'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.

"It has a really different feel than the first two and I think that's why I enjoy it."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

"Seabiscuit is a great movie. I didn't get the chance to see it in theaters but wish I had because from the moment I first saw it I've loved it a lot. It's one of those movies that is great every time you watch it. The story is so wonderful and you really get involved with it. You want to root for everything in the film and watch it succeed."

Morgan'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.

"Joss! Big screen! YAY! Very enjoyable movie, funny, jaw dropping, suspensful!"

Morgan'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.

"This movie is so funny and it's also very re-watchable!"

Morgan'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.

"Seriously cool movie."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

An entirely CGI movie except for the actors, Sky Captain and his ex, Polly Perkins, must travel the world and stop an evil scientist.

"I had a lot of fun watching this movie. I thought it kinda gave a nod back to the fun, yet completely unvelievable, matinee popcorn movies of the fifties. "

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

Morgan'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.

"Since I was watching movies Snow White has always been a favorite, I absolutely love it. Totally fairest of them all."

Morgan's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"So funny! Great parody! Spaceballs the flamethrower!"

Morgan'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.

"I didn't like this the first time but the second time I enjoyed it quite a bit :)"

Morgan'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.

"Definitely better than the first. They established Spidey and this one does a great job of showing him finding his place and what he's doing."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Spider-Man 3

Spider-Man 3

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

"I agree with Meaghan. Certainly not the best of the series, but very entertaining and really a fitting end to a trilogy (unless it ends up not being a trilogy)."

Morgan'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.

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"Definitely the least appealing of the new trilogy but it does its job of setting things up."

Morgan'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.

"I don't really like the Anakin and Padme love story, but the thing about this I really love is how it ties in not just the trilogy, but the entire saga."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"Definitely the best of the new trilogy, seeing the turn Anakin has taken and watching him become Darth Vader is absolutely chilling. The final battle between he and Obi-wan is thrilling to watch and Padme is just heartbreaking."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"One of the best movies! So exciting and it does a great job of introducing these characters, as well as making you want more!"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

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

"The best out of all six Star Wars movies! The ending is so, so good! Plus, Han and Leia!"

Morgan's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"Great close to the saga. And I like the Ewoks!"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Stardust

Stardust

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

"Really good! Totally keeps in the spirit of the book and honestly, they couldn't have done a better job casting it."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"Good, exciting movie!"

Morgan's Rating: Good
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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.

"I really loved this movie. It was exciting and epic and exactly what a Superman movie should be. Kevin Spacey was the perfect Lex and Brandon Routh couldn't have been better as Superman. He really made the role his own."

Morgan's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"Very sweet movie."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic
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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.

"This movie was absolutely hilarious! I laughed so much, which is something I don't normally do even if I find a movie funny. Invisible fire!"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

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

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"Great, great movie! Completely absorbing with great performances all around."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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The Thin Man Series

The Thin Man Series

Based on Dashiell Hammett's book The Thin Man was made in 1934 and spawned five sequels, coming to an end in 1947. William Powell and Myrna Loy play sophisticated slueths Nick and Nora Charles, accompanied on their journeys by their dog Asta and later their son, Nick Jr.

"I love these movies. The first is definitely the best but each of them are enjoyable. William Powell and Myrna Loy are the perfect screen match, Nick and Nora are always great."

Morgan's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"Best film of 2007. Daniel Day-Lewis is phenomenal."

Morgan's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"Absolutely wonderful. One of the best adaptations. Gregory Peck is completely inspiring. "Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing."

Morgan's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"This movie is a mix of things, if you get what I'm saying. It's just really good and also rather alarming."

Morgan'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.

"Not at all overly silly. Good summer fun!"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Tree of Life, The

Tree of Life, The

Terrence Malick's sweeping film stars Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain as a couple in the 1950's trying to raise their three sons. The film takes the viewer through a non-linear journey about life, love, and death.

"If anyone had told me that I'd say a Malick film was one of the best films of the year, if not the best, I'd tell them that they were insane. However, this movie is excellent. It has stayed with me for months after seeing it."

Morgan'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.

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"One of Hitchcock's lighter movies, it's so funny!"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Up

Up

Carl Fredricksen has lived his life in one house with his wife Ellie, until her passing. Now living alone, he faces the prospect of living life in a retirement facility. Carl decides to take matters into his own hands and live out the adventures he and Ellie always planned on, taking a little boy named Russell along with him.

"Totally uplifting! Pun intended!"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"I was just in awe of this. It made me want to get up and do something."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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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.

"Really, a very sweet story. How can you not fall for Nathan Fillion?! It's also the most I've enjoyed Keri Russell since the Mickey Mouse Club."

Morgan'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.

Morgan'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.

"I've never seen such a spectacular display of headwear."

Morgan's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"This really wasn't what I expected. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson was hysterical together!"

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic
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West Side Story

West Side Story

Winner of 10 1961 Academy Awards, West Side Story sets the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet in 1960s Manhattan. The Jets and the Sharks are at war and former Jet, Tony has fallen in love with Puerto Rican girl Maria, whose brother is a Shark. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris.

"*sigh* One of my top five all time favorite movies and pretty much the only version of Romeo and Juliet I root for. The music and dancing are top notch, the songs get stuck in your head and it's not a bad thing."

Morgan's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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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.

"It seems redundant to call it a classic, but it's still awesome."

Morgan'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.

"Standard little romantic comedy, but nonetheless sweet and enjoyable! Plus, Paul Bettany :)"

Morgan'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.

"This is definitely a great movie. It's very funny, the cast couldn't be better and it's got a wonderful story. Bonus points for taking place in Pittsburgh."

Morgan's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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