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  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Forrest Gump
  • High Fidelity
  • Jurassic Park

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  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    ★★★½

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

    ★★★★★

  • Monsters, Inc.

    ★★★★★

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    ★★★★★

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  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    ★★★½

    American surgeon Benjamin McKenna is on vacation in Morocco with his wife Josephine and their young son Hank. On the bus, on their way to Marrakech, they meet Frenchman Louis Bernard. He tells the family about traditions of Morocco and inquires about what McKenna is up to. The next day they meet Bernard again, at the market, but he has a knife in his back. Just before he dies, Bernard whisper some words to McKenna. He is called to account…

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    ★★★★★

    Tim Burton has his own style, which is clearly present in every one of his movies. Everything breaths the typical, dark and fairytale like atmosphere. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” was written by Burton, but directed by Henry Selick.

    Selick had some experience with stop-motion, so the perfect man for the job. The characters, characteristic world and the atmosphere came from Burton’s mind, but it was Selick that brought them to life.
    Both of them made it into an amazing piece…

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  • The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption

    ★★★★★

    In Shawshank prison, the inmates are doing serious time. Through the eyes of prisoner Red, we follow the story of Andy Dufresne who comes to Shawshank in 1947 for murdering his wife and her lover. Red and Andy become friends. Based on a story by Stephen King, the life in prison is a metaphor to real society. The prisoners settle for a life at Shawshank, they stop dreaming so nothing can get worse than it already is. The big guys…

  • The Prestige

    The Prestige

    ★★★★½

    Film # 10 of the "Scavenger Hunt #3" Challenge
    Task # 19: A film featuring twins or conjoined twins
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    In “The Prestige” we follow the lives of two magicians, Robert Angier and Alfred Borden. We meet them as they are trying to learn the art of magic. During one of their acts, something goes horribly wrong and the two allies become enemies. Everything is about the Prestige of the trick: what’s the other’s secret? How does he do…