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7th-Dec-2015 03:29 pm - Chronicle (2012)
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Poll #2030058 Rate it: Chronicle (2012)

Mean: 8.00 Median: 7 Std. Dev 1.63
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
1(33.3%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
1(33.3%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
1(33.3%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
3(50.0%)
No
0(0.0%)
No, but I'd like to
3(50.0%)


Trivia : The pink haired girl played by Anna Wood whom Andrew was making out with is actually the real life girlfriend of Dane DeHaan (Andrew) They married in 2012. -- derralf
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Poll #2028175 Rate it: Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

Mean: 9.33 Median: 9 Std. Dev 1.25
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
1(33.3%)
9
1(33.3%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
1(33.3%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
3(75.0%)
No
1(25.0%)
No, but I'd like to
0(0.0%)


Trivia : The film made $693 million at the box office worldwide. -- derralf
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Poll #2026492 Rate it: Night at the Museum - Secret of the Tomb (2014)

Mean: 7.50 Median: 7.5 Std. Dev 1.12
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
1(25.0%)
7
1(25.0%)
8
1(25.0%)
9
1(25.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
4(57.1%)
No
1(14.3%)
No, but I'd like to
2(28.6%)


Trivia : Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, Steve Coogan, Patrick Gallagher, Rami Malek, Mizuo Peck, Crystal the Monkey & Brad Garrett are the only 10 actors to appear in all 3 Night at the Museum films. -- derralf
28th-Oct-2015 11:38 am - Candyman (1992)
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Poll #2026295 Rate it: Candyman (1992)

Mean: 7.33 Median: 7 Std. Dev 0.47
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
2(66.7%)
8
1(33.3%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
2(66.7%)
No
0(0.0%)
No, but I'd like to
1(33.3%)


Trivia : The bees were bred specifically for this movie. They needed to make sure that the bees were only 12 hours old so that they looked like mature bees, but their stinger wouldn't be powerful enough to do any real damage. - Eddie Murphy was considered for the title role. -- derralf
20th-Oct-2015 02:13 pm - Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
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Poll #2025444 Rate it: Sin City - A Dame to Kill For (2014)

Mean: 7.00 Median: 7 Std. Dev 0.82
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
1(33.3%)
7
1(33.3%)
8
1(33.3%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
3(75.0%)
No
0(0.0%)
No, but I'd like to
1(25.0%)


Trivia : Body Count - 75. -- derralf
19th-Oct-2015 02:09 pm - Veronika Decides to Die (2009)
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Poll #2025341 Rate it: Veronika Decides to Die (2009)

Mean: 0.00 Median: 0 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
0(0.0%)
No, but I'd like to
0(0.0%)


Trivia : Lindsay Lohan had signed on to play Veronika in 2006. The studios had big plans to make it her next big vehicle movie that would appeal to teenagers and be released in early 2007. However, she eventually dropped out to focus on smaller, independent projects, in hopes of establishing herself as a more serious actress. Production then stalled for over a year. -- derralf
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Poll #2025107 Rate it: Anacondas - The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)

Mean: 0.00 Median: 0 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
0(0.0%)
No, but I'd like to
0(0.0%)


Trivia : The character of Cole played by Eugene Byrd mentions a documentary crew who were also hunted by Anacondas which the other characters dismiss as a story, this is in fact a reference to the film 'Anaconda', the first film in the series which stars Jennifer Lopez and Ice Cube. -- derralf
15th-Oct-2015 01:04 pm - Mercury Rising (1998)
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Poll #2025003 Rate it: Mercury Rising (1998)

Mean: 0.00 Median: 0 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
0(0.0%)
No, but I'd like to
0(0.0%)


Trivia : Alec Baldwin appeared in this film due to a contractual obligation to Universal Pictures. Baldwin had previously backed out of a film for Universal and signed an agreement promising the studio another film. -- derralf
14th-Oct-2015 11:49 am - Stargate: Continuum (2008)
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Poll #2024931 Rate it: Stargate - Continuum (2008)

Mean: 8.00 Median: 8 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
1(100.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
1(50.0%)
No
0(0.0%)
No, but I'd like to
1(50.0%)


Trivia : Daniel Jackson's accident on the frozen ship was designed specifically to keep him out of the scenes shot in the Arctic. Michael Shanks could not make the Arctic trip due to filming on 24 (2001). The film is dedicated to the memory of Paul McCann, 32, and Anthony Huntrod, 20, of the HMS Tireless, who died in an accident during the filming of the arctic scenes of 'Stargate: Continuum'. -- derralf
6th-Oct-2015 04:54 pm - This Means War (2012)
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Poll #2024299 Rate it: This Means War (2012)

Mean: 4.25 Median: 2.5 Std. Dev 2.95
1
1(25.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
1(25.0%)
4
1(25.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
1(25.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
4(66.7%)
No
1(16.7%)
No, but I'd like to
1(16.7%)


Trivia : Sam Worthington, Colin Farrell, Justin Timberlake and Seth Rogen were considered for the lead roles, but eventually Chris Pine and Tom Hardy were cast. James Franco was offered a role, but declined. -- derralf
23rd-Sep-2015 04:24 pm - The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)
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Poll #2023013 Rate it: Kaguyahime no monogatari (2013)

Mean: 9.50 Median: 1.5 Std. Dev 0.50
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
1(50.0%)
10
1(50.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
2(66.7%)
No
1(33.3%)
No, but I'd like to
0(0.0%)


Trivia : In the Heian period, etiquette dictated that a lady could not communicate face-to-face with outsiders. Therefore every time a suitor arrives, Kaguya-hime is sitting behind a screen (sudare) or blinds, shielded from view. -- derralf
22nd-Sep-2015 04:15 pm - Maximum Overdrive (1986)
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Poll #2022932 Rate it: Maximum Overdrive (1986)

Mean: 0.00 Median: 0 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
3(100.0%)
No, but I'd like to
0(0.0%)


Trivia : Stephen King, being a former cocaine addict, later admitted that he was "coked out of my mind" the entire time he was making this picture and often didn't know what he was doing. He remarked that he'd like to try directing again someday, this time sober. -- derralf
9th-Sep-2015 05:36 pm - Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
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Poll #2021882 Rate it: Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Mean: 4.50 Median: 1.5 Std. Dev 1.50
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
1(50.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
1(50.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
2(66.7%)
No
0(0.0%)
No, but I'd like to
1(33.3%)


Trivia : All the actors playing vampires wore wigs that where a mix of human, yak and goat hair in order to make them look more wild. - The word "vampire" is never used throughout the film. -- derralf
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Poll #2021713 Rate it: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Mean: 8.17 Median: 8 Std. Dev 0.69
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
1(16.7%)
8
3(50.0%)
9
2(33.3%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
6(100.0%)
No
0(0.0%)
No, but I'd like to
0(0.0%)


Trivia : In the film, the violent, hate-filled ape, Koba, is a bonobo (formerly known as a pygmy chimpanzee) while the pacifist, forgiving ape, Caeser, is a chimpanzee (formerly known as a common chimpanzee). In real life, however, bonobos are the much less violent of the two chimp species and rarely fight, whereas common chimps are much more prone to attack one another. - The orangutan that is featured prominently in the film is named Maurice. This is a reference to Maurice Evans, who portrayed the orangutan Dr. Zaius in Planet of the Apes (1968) and Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970). -- derralf
31st-Aug-2015 04:57 pm - The Joneses (2009)
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Poll #2021135 Rate it: The Joneses (2009)

Mean: 7.00 Median: 7 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
1(100.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
1(33.3%)
No
0(0.0%)
No, but I'd like to
2(66.7%)


Trivia : Demi Moore and Glenne Headly previously worked together in Mortal Thoughts (1991) -- derralf
28th-Aug-2015 03:12 pm - Kafka (1991)
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Poll #2020889 Rate it: Kafka (1991)

Mean: 0.00 Median: 0 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
4(80.0%)
No, but I'd like to
1(20.0%)


Trivia : Just before going to the Castle, Kafka ask Bizzlebek to burn his manuscripts if he never came back. Bizzlebek replies "such an extraordinary request". This is in reference of the real request Kafka asked his friend Max Brod before dying. Brod couldn't go with the request and had Kafka's work published. -- derralf
24th-Aug-2015 04:34 pm - Pitch Perfect (2012)
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Poll #2020495 Rate it: Pitch Perfect (2012)

Mean: 7.00 Median: 1.5 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
2(100.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
2(50.0%)
No
2(50.0%)
No, but I'd like to
0(0.0%)


Trivia : Adam DeVine (Bumper) accidentally hit a cameraman with one of the burritos he had to throw out of the bus. -- derralf
18th-Aug-2015 04:48 pm - Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
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Poll #2019945 Rate it: Hansel & Gretel - Witch Hunters (2013)

Mean: 6.40 Median: 6 Std. Dev 1.02
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
1(20.0%)
6
2(40.0%)
7
1(20.0%)
8
1(20.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
5(62.5%)
No
3(37.5%)
No, but I'd like to
0(0.0%)


Trivia : Tommy Wirkola got the idea to create the film based on the adult lives of Hansel & Gretel in 2007 while at film school in Australia. After being discovered by Gary Sanchez Productions, Wirkola pitched the idea at a meeting with Paramount Pictures and won a contract. -- derralf
17th-Aug-2015 02:45 pm - The Maze Runner (2014)
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Poll #2019855 Rate it: The Maze Runner (2014)

Mean: 6.00 Median: 6.5 Std. Dev 2.16
1
0(0.0%)
2
1(16.7%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
1(16.7%)
6
1(16.7%)
7
2(33.3%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
1(16.7%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
6(66.7%)
No
3(33.3%)
No, but I'd like to
0(0.0%)


Trivia : The production had to hire snake wranglers to make sure the areas where they were filming were snake free. Before filming began the wranglers found 25 venomous snakes. The biggest one they found was a 5 foot rattlesnake. -- derralf
14th-Aug-2015 03:14 pm - American Pie 2 (2001)
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Poll #2019573 Rate it: American Pie 2 (2001)

Mean: 3.33 Median: 2 Std. Dev 2.62
1
1(33.3%)
2
1(33.3%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
1(33.3%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
2(33.3%)
No
4(66.7%)
No, but I'd like to
0(0.0%)


Trivia : In the scene when Alyson Hannigan (Michelle) is "breaking up" with Jim, her hair is styled differently than normal. This is because she was shooting an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and she ran over to the set during a break. -- derralf
14th-Jul-2015 11:57 am - The Big Year (2011)
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Poll #2016818 Rate it: The Big Year (2011)

Mean: 6.00 Median: 6 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
1(100.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
1(50.0%)
No
1(50.0%)
No, but I'd like to
0(0.0%)


Trivia : Steve Carell and Dustin Hoffman were both attached to star at one point. -- derralf
13th-Jul-2015 12:20 pm - The Duellists (1977)
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Poll #2016749 Rate it: The Duellists (1977)

Mean: 9.00 Median: 9 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
1(100.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
1(33.3%)
No
1(33.3%)
No, but I'd like to
1(33.3%)


Trivia : Ridley Scott said that after having directed anywhere from 1500 to 2000 TV commercials he realized no one was going to approach him about directing a film so he'd have to take the lead. Since his funds were limited he used a public domain source for the story and commissioned the script for this movie on his own. -- derralf
9th-Jul-2015 02:00 pm - Birdman (2014)
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Poll #2016450 Rate it: Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

Mean: 8.60 Median: 9 Std. Dev 2.50
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
1(20.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
1(20.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
2(40.0%)
11
1(20.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
5(45.5%)
No
1(9.1%)
No, but I'd like to
5(45.5%)


Trivia : During the press conference in Riggan's dressing room, he says that he hasn't played Birdman since 1992. That's the same year Batman Returns (1992), the last Batman movie starring Michael Keaton, was released. -- derralf
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Poll #2016241 Rate it: Dung che sai duk (1994)

Mean: 0.00 Median: 0 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
2(66.7%)
No, but I'd like to
1(33.3%)


Trivia : This film had an exhausting effect on Kar Wai Wong. While on hiatus during the editing process he wrote and shot Chung Hing sam lam (1994) (Chungking Express) to "clear his head". - In 2008, Kar Wai Wong re-edited and re-scored the film, re-releasing it under the title "Ashes of Time Redux". -- derralf
6th-Jul-2015 11:33 am - They Came Together (2014)
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Poll #2016163 Rate it: They Came Together (2014)

Mean: 0.00 Median: 0 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
1(50.0%)
No, but I'd like to
1(50.0%)


Trivia : In addition to Joel (Paul Rudd) mentioning that New York City is like another character in the story, in the first scene of the movie, this idea is mentioned on every poster and advertisement, on the movie's website, and in the credits. -- derralf
2nd-Jul-2015 03:13 pm - 23 (1998)
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Poll #2015802 Rate it: 23 (1998)

Mean: 0.00 Median: 0 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
2(100.0%)
No, but I'd like to
0(0.0%)


Trivia : The hacker's hunter side of the story is told in the movie "The KGB, the Computer and Me (1990)" -- derralf
29th-Jun-2015 01:28 pm - Elizabethtown (2005)
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Poll #2015435 Rate it: Elizabethtown (2005)

Mean: 7.00 Median: 1.5 Std. Dev 1.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
1(50.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
1(50.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
2(66.7%)
No
1(33.3%)
No, but I'd like to
0(0.0%)


Trivia : The Claire Colburn character in this movie (played by Kirsten Dunst) was the reason for "The A.V. Club" columnist Nathan Rabin's coinage of the term "The Manic Pixie Dream Girl," which later entered into common usage in movie writing. Rabin's definition of the term, which first appeared in a 2007 article titled "My Year Of Flops/The Bataan Death March of Whimsy Case File #1: Elizabethtown," was: "The Manic Pixie Dream Girl exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures. -- derralf
26th-Jun-2015 02:40 pm - The Interview (2014)
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Poll #2015191 Rate it: The Interview (2014)

Mean: 6.75 Median: 5.5 Std. Dev 1.92
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
1(25.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
1(25.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
1(25.0%)
9
1(25.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
4(57.1%)
No
3(42.9%)
No, but I'd like to
0(0.0%)


Trivia : The mine shaft used in the movie is located in Vancouver, Canada, BC and is where Seth Rogen's father used to take him as a kid on weekends. -- derralf
24th-Jun-2015 02:52 pm - The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
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Poll #2014997 Rate it: The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

Mean: 6.00 Median: 6 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
1(100.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
1(20.0%)
No
3(60.0%)
No, but I'd like to
1(20.0%)


Trivia : In order to fine-tune her character Suzie's British accent, Alison Brie listened to recordings of readings provided by her British co-star Emily Blunt. -- derralf
23rd-Jun-2015 05:43 pm - I'm Still Here (2010)
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Poll #2014886 Rate it: I`m Still Here (2010)

Mean: 5.00 Median: 5 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
1(100.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)

Have you seen this movie?

Yes
1(33.3%)
No
2(66.7%)
No, but I'd like to
0(0.0%)


Trivia : The idea for the film came from Joaquin Phoenix's amazement at the way people believed that reality TV shows were unscripted. By claiming to retire from acting, he and his brother-in-law Casey Affleck planned to make a film that "explored celebrity, and explored the relationship between the media and the consumers and the celebrities themselves". -- derralf