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6 Months, 100 Movies! 3/5

60. Water For Elephants
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz
Synopsis: A vet student abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus.
What I Liked: The jew hunter return, Robert Pattinson until I realized it was Robert Pattinson
What I Didn't Like: The elephants! Ha, no kidding. But really, the circus elements.

59. Trading Places
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd
Synopsis: An investor and a street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two millionaires.
What I Liked: Memorable cast, story, dialogue.
What I Didn't Like: Characters were all annoying. It was hard to back any of them.

58. Stripes
Cast: Bill Murray, John Candy, Harold Ramis
Synopsis: Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for fun.
What I Liked: Old SNL Cast. John Candy mud wrestling strippers.
What I Didn't Like: Motivations are questionable. Ending is silly - predictable.

57. Toy Story
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen
Synopsis: A cowboy toy is threatened and jealous when a fancy spaceman toy supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.
What I Liked: The destructive neighbor kid as a villian.
What I Didn't Like: Jealousy storyline, slow to get going story.

56. Spy Game
Cast: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt
Synopsis: Retiring CIA agent recalls his training of a rookie while working against agency politics to free him from his foreign captors.
What I Liked: Redford by far steals the show.
What I Didn't Like: Took a long time to get in this movie. Doesn't seem to start correctly.

55. Role Models
Cast: Sean William Scott, Paul Rudd
Synopsis: Bad behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.
What I Liked: A giant larp battle as the conclusion to a movie. Probation officer scenes.
What I Didn't Like: Lots of iffy, cheesy parts. Annoying kids.

54. Toy Story 2
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack
Synopsis: When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him, Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum tempting.
What I Liked: Buzz Lightyear just cracked me up like when they were at the toy store.
What I Didn't Like: Annoying ass cowgirl Joan Cusack.

53. Mr. Woodcock
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Sean William Scott, Susan Sarandon
Synopsis: Taken aback by his mother's wedding announcement, a man returns home in an effort to stop her from marrying his old high school gym teacher, a man who made high school hell.
What I Liked: Thorton being a bully gym teacher - hilarious.
What I Didn't Like: Sarandon was wasted, Scott wasn't his typical self - maybe a good thing.

52. Employee of the Month
Cast: Jessica Simpson, Dane Cook
Synopsis: When he hears that the new female employee digs men who are the store employee of the month, a slacker gets his act together but finds himself in competition with his rival co-worker.
What I Liked: The thought of Dane Cook, Harland Williams and Andy Dick all working at Costco together.
What I Didn't Like: A scan off, what the hell. Simpson's acting and her character.

51. War
Cast: Jet Li, Jason Statham
Synopsis: An FBI Agent seeks vengeance on an assassin who murdered his partner.
What I Liked: Storyline was surprisingly good if not confusing.
What I Didn't Like: Characters kind of bland, not nearly enough war in a movie called War.

50. Diehard 4
Cast: Bruce Willis, Justin Long
Synopsis: McClane takes on a terrorist organization who is systematically shutting down the United States.
What I Liked: Action and Humor were decent mostly.
What I Didn't Like: Justin Long was annoying. The fact that they made it PG-13.

49. Black Swan
Cast: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis
Synopsis: A ballet dancer wins the lead in Swan Lake and is perfect for the role of the White Swan - but loses her mind as she becomes more and more like the Black Swan.
What I Liked: Natalie Portman acting for the first time. Trippy scenes reminded me of American Beauty.
What I Didn't Like: Anything ballet related just did not care about.

48. Oceans 12
Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts
Synopsis: Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists.
What I Liked: That the managed to get the entire cast back. The kinda twist ending again.
What I Didn't Like: Fails when compared to the first one. Julia Roberts nonsense.

47. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Ralph Fiennes
Synopsis: With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return laughed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian politician seizes power at Hogwarts.
What I Liked: Training scenes. The ending as usual was the best part.
What I Didn't Like: Feels like you could throw the whole movie away and not miss much.

46. Monsters Ball
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Heath Ledger
Synopsis: After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed.
What I Liked: Actual character development.
What I Didn't Like: Pretty depressing movie. Movie ended in a strange spot for me. Every character somehow dis-likable.

45. Seven Pounds
Cast: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson
Synopsis: An engineer with a secret embarks on an journey of redemption by changing the lives of seven strangers.
What I Liked: The mystery/suspense builds up the whole time. Soundtrack.
What I Didn't Like: Sorrow movie that you also have to be in a mood to watch.

44. Shoot Em Up
Cast: Clive Owen, Monica Bellucci, Paul Giamatti
Synopsis: A man delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.
What I Liked: Using a carrot to shoot someone. Entertaining action scenes.
What I Didn't Like: Characters very one dimensional. Or maybe it was the cast. Pacing was not good.

43. How To Lose Friends And Alienate People
Cast: Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Megan Fox
Synopsis: A writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine company.
What I Liked: Simon Pegg was entertaining on screen even without Nick Frost. Jeff Bridges.
What I Didn't Like: Most of the movie felt very original but then became generic again. Felt long.

42. Diehard 2
Cast: Bruce Willis, William Sadler
Synopsis: McClane is forced to battle mercenaries who seize control of an airport's communications and threaten to cause plane crashes if their demands are not met.
What I Liked: Twist I didn't see coming. Fighting on top of a plane.
What I Didn't Like: Tries to re-hash the original, just badly. Silly situation for Mr. McClane.

41. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter
Synopsis: As Harry Potter begins his 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he discovers an old book marked mysteriously - property of the Half-Blood Prince and learns more about Lord Voldemort's past.
What I Liked: Ending (again). Twist? Voldemort's past. Helena Bonham Carter.
What I Didn't Like: Action kinda lacking.


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