1. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    For me... it was "8 Mile".

    I am not a rap fan or into hip-hop...... nor am I an eminem fan.

    But I thought it was a very good movie. I was literally dragged into the theatre to see it, and came out glad that I went in.

    What movie surprised you??
    08-29-2014 03:36 PM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Dog Day Afternoon with Al Pacino. Much better than I thought it would be.


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    08-29-2014 03:50 PM
  3. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    For me it was Wolf of Wallstreet. I thought it was gonna be some typical boring movie about typical boring wall street stuff, and wow was I wrong. It ended up becoming one of my favorite movies ever! Picked up the Blu Ray first day it was released.
    08-29-2014 03:56 PM
  4. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Dog Day Afternoon with Al Pacino. Much better than I thought it would be.


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    My favourite Pacino film ever.

    I'm going to go with 'Cabin In The Woods.'
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    08-29-2014 03:59 PM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I'm going to go with 'Cabin In The Woods.'
    Amen to this! Such an underrated horror flick with one of the most bizarre, yet memorable endings I can remember from ANY movie!

    Guardians of the Galaxy would be absolutely #1 on my list...and it's relatively new so that should say something. I saw the trailer for this movie, having no experience or knowledge on the comic book other than it existed on a basic level, and thought it was going to be utterly unwatchable. It looked cheesy, it looked ridiculous and it looked so unappealing.

    And then I was bored out of my mind on a stormy day and decided I wanted to see a movie...bought tickets to this on a whim and came out of it a full fledged FAN! I love the story, the characters and the way it intertwines in the marvel universe! It was the kind of movie that made me come home and read all I could about the characters in the marvel universe, and afterwards, I was totally hooked!

    Then...I was able to convince my wife, who literally told me there was ZERO chance she would ever watch this movie, to go to see it in the theater, and in IMAX no less! She walked away a big fan too!

    Easily one of the biggest movies that was epically better than I ever dreamed it would be.
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    08-30-2014 01:27 AM
  6. rayz336's Avatar
    8 Mile and Lucy were better than I thought they'd be and I was pretty skeptical of both
    08-30-2014 08:06 AM
  7. co_mtn_grl's Avatar
    Amen to this! Such an underrated horror flick with one of the most bizarre, yet memorable endings I can remember from ANY movie!

    Guardians of the Galaxy would be absolutely #1 on my list...and it's relatively new so that should say something. I saw the trailer for this movie, having no experience or knowledge on the comic book other than it existed on a basic level, and thought it was going to be utterly unwatchable. It looked cheesy, it looked ridiculous and it looked so unappealing.

    And then I was bored out of my mind on a stormy day and decided I wanted to see a movie...bought tickets to this on a whim and came out of it a full fledged FAN! I love the story, the characters and the way it intertwines in the marvel universe! It was the kind of movie that made me come home and read all I could about the characters in the marvel universe, and afterwards, I was totally hooked!

    Then...I was able to convince my wife, who literally told me there was ZERO chance she would ever watch this movie, to go to see it in the theater, and in IMAX no less! She walked away a big fan too!

    Easily one of the biggest movies that was epically better than I ever dreamed it would be.
    Yes!!! I also love GOTG, what a fun movie. And the music is cool too ;-)


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    09-02-2014 10:46 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" was better than I had expected it to be.
    09-03-2014 07:47 AM
  9. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I know I'll get flack for this. But for what I thought 'The Social Network' would be, it was better than my expectations. It's not to say it was a 5-star movie by any stretch, but I like that it had a rhythm to it.
    09-27-2014 07:26 PM
  10. TaniaQ's Avatar
    "All is lost" was actually quite good, although you can basically see everything that happens in the trailer. Still the atmosphere was quite intense.
    10-10-2014 11:33 AM
  11. truenorthstrong's Avatar
    Wish I Was Here
    10-18-2014 07:16 PM
  12. HAWK's Avatar
    A million ways to die in the west. Figured it was going to be dumb but it was quite funny
    10-18-2014 07:48 PM
  13. Ger1980's Avatar
    Recently watched the horror movie, As Above So Below. Heard so-so reviews and was expecting something awful. Was actually surprised that I enjoyed it. It's my surprise of the year!
    01-09-2015 08:30 AM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Recently watched the horror movie, As Above So Below. Heard so-so reviews and was expecting something awful. Was actually surprised that I enjoyed it. It's my surprise of the year!
    Totally and completely agree! I actually regretted not seeing it in the theater after watching it...it was very good!
    01-09-2015 12:28 PM
  15. jburke82's Avatar
    Totally and completely agree! I actually regretted not seeing it in the theater after watching it...it was very good!
    I'm glad to be reading the positive review on this! I was actually intrigued by this movie, but every review I read about it was negative.

    Now I definitely need to check it out.
    01-09-2015 06:19 PM
  16. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I'm glad to be reading the positive review on this! I was actually intrigued by this movie, but every review I read about it was negative.

    Now I definitely need to check it out.
    I just assumed it was another teenagers in peril movie, so I never gave it a chance...after watching it, I realize how fantastic of a horror movie it really is. If you're claustrophobic, it's nightmare fuel...lol! It relies heavily on atmospheric and audible cues to make you uncomfortable...and it does a damn fine job doing it too.

    Unfortunately, because of this movie I bought into the idea that The Pyramid was going to be the same...after seeing it in the theater, it definitely was not the same. Not even the same ballpark.
    01-10-2015 02:48 PM
  17. palandri's Avatar
    Movie: The Theory of Everything

    Official Site | The Theory of Everything | Movie Overview

    The wife and I went to see this movie. It's the story of Jane and Stephen Hawking. It's a little over 2 hours.

    I thoroughly enjoy watching Stephen Hawking specials about the universe on the Science Channel in the states, but I didn't think I would like a drama and romance movie about Stephen Hawking. I thought I would have a hard time sitting there for two hours watching it.

    Well I was wrong. It's an outstanding movie and it kept my attention for the whole 2 hours. It's up for best picture of the year, best actor and best actress at the 2015 Oscars.
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    01-18-2015 11:57 PM
  18. zerog46's Avatar
    Movie: The Theory of Everything

    Official Site | The Theory of Everything | Movie Overview

    The wife and I went to see this movie. It's the story of Jane and Stephen Hawking. It's a little over 2 hours.

    I thoroughly enjoy watching Stephen Hawking specials about the universe on the Science Channel in the states, but I didn't think I would like a drama and romance movie about Stephen Hawking. I thought I would have a hard time sitting there for two hours watching it.

    Well I was wrong. It's an outstanding movie and it kept my attention for the whole 2 hours. It's up for best picture of the year, best actor and best actress at the 2015 Oscars.
    Defiantly checking this out. Already in my wish list.
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    01-19-2015 12:19 AM
  19. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Movie: The Theory of Everything

    Official Site | The Theory of Everything | Movie Overview

    The wife and I went to see this movie. It's the story of Jane and Stephen Hawking. It's a little over 2 hours.

    I thoroughly enjoy watching Stephen Hawking specials about the universe on the Science Channel in the states, but I didn't think I would like a drama and romance movie about Stephen Hawking. I thought I would have a hard time sitting there for two hours watching it.

    Well I was wrong. It's an outstanding movie and it kept my attention for the whole 2 hours. It's up for best picture of the year, best actor and best actress at the 2015 Oscars.
    Thank you for sharing this review...I've avoided this movie because I was never really interested in his life and I've read that it was very sensational. To be honest though, something inside me told me to watch it anyways, and after reading your review, I think I'm going to do just that...just probably at home.
    01-19-2015 05:13 PM

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