Archive for February, 2019

7279.Peterloo

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Genre: Drama | History
Directed by: Mike Leigh
Starring: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell

Plot: An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protesters were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

7278.Free Solo

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Nominated for 1 Oscar.
Genre: Documentary
Directed by: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Starring: Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Alex Honnold

Plot: Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

7277.Nightshooters

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Genre: Action
Directed by: Marc Price
Starring: Adam McNab, Nicky Evans, Rosanna Hoult

Plot: An action thriller about a group of filmmakers who find themselves on the run from a violent horde of criminals after witnessing a brutal gangland execution. Unable to flee the derelict building they have been shooting in, the hapless film crew must use their technical skill and cinematic knowledge to defend themselves. The stunt man is a martial arts master, the special effects guru disregards safety and sets lethal traps, and the sound department strategically lay radio mics to detect when the hoodlums are on their way. Cue lots of thrills in a cat and mouse game of survival.

7276.Isnt It Romantic

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Genre: Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
Directed by: Todd Strauss-Schulson
Starring: Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine

Plot: A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.

7275.O.G.

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Genre: Drama
Director: Madeleine Sackler
Stars: Jeffrey Wright, William Fichtner, Theothus Carter, Mare Winningham, Boyd Holbrook

Plot: Louis Menkins is five weeks away from being released after 26 years in prison. He is faced with the decision to put his own release at risk in order to protect a young man named Beecher from growing gang controversies.

7274.The Bad Seed

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Genre: Drama | Horror | Mystery
Directed by: Rob Lowe
Starring: Mckenna Grace, Rob Lowe, Patty McCormack

Plot: A Single Parent and the Nanny suspects that their seemingly perfect adolescent daughter is a heartless killer.

7273.Trading Paint

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Genre: Action | Drama | Sport | Thriller
Directed by: Karzan Kader
Starring: John Travolta, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Barry Corbin

Plot: Veteran race car driver Sam Munroe and his son, a fellow driver from a small town overcome family and professional conflicts, balancing competition, ego, resentment and a racing nemesis to come out stronger on the other side.

7229.Second Act (100%)

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Genre: Comedy | Romance
Directed by: Peter Segal
Starrings: Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens, Leah Remini

Plot: A big box store worker reinvents her life and her life-story and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do.

7272.Vox Lux

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Genre: Drama | Music
Directed by: Brady Corbet
Starring: Natalie Portman, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law

Plot: Vox Lux follows the rise of Celeste from the ashes of a major national tragedy to pop super stardom. The film spans 18 years and traces important cultural moments through her eyes, starting in 1999 and concluding in 2017. In 1999, teenage Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) survives a violent tragedy. After singing at a memorial service, Celeste transforms into a burgeoning pop star with the help of her songwriter sister (Stacy Martin) and a talent manager (Jude Law). Celeste’s meteoric rise to fame and concurrent loss of innocence dovetails with a shattering terrorist attack on the nation, elevating the young powerhouse to a new kind of celebrity: American icon, secular deity, global superstar. By 2017, adult Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mounting a comeback after a scandalous incident that derailed her career. Touring in support of her sixth album, a compendium of sci-fi anthems entitled Vox Lux, the indomitable, foul-mouthed pop savior must overcome her personal and familial struggles to …

7271.Dirty Dealing

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Genre: Comedy
Directed by: Christopher Robin Hood
Starring: Michael Madsen, Frida Farrell, Ariana Madix

Plot: Las Vegas. Any given Friday night. The girls of the Sin Pit at the Rapture Casino are the sexiest dealers in town pumping cards, piling chips and pushing dice at one of the hottest spots around…and the customers are loving every minute of it. One of the favorites is Kora, a beautiful single mom who dotes on her precocious 9-year old son, Josh. When Josh is diagnosed with leukemia, Kora’s world comes crashing down. The relief she finds at learning the illness was caught early enough to cure is quickly smashed at being informed the experimental procedure needed won’t be covered by the company health insurance. The ladies appeal to their boss, casino owner Dean Belding, to approach the insurance company on Josh’s behalf. Despite promises to do his best, they learn that Dean makes no effort to help and even makes callous remarks about the dying boy and his unwed mother. Kora’s friends rally around her and Josh, but even pooling their resources, they can’t come close to the $200,000+ …

7270.Toy Gun

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Genre: Action | Comedy | Crime
Directed by: Marco Serafini
Starring: Luke Allen-Gale, Federico Castelluccio, John Hannah

Plot: THE TOY GUN is a funny dark comedy about a character who looks to show the world the despair his ex-wife has left him in through a poorly thought out gesture, only to find himself worthy to move on thanks to the advice of his reformed ex-con neighbor and his newfound, albeit stolen, cash injection.

7269.Slaughterhouse Rulez

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Genre: Action | Comedy | Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
Directed by: Crispian Mills
Starring: Margot Robbie, Asa Butterfield, Simon Pegg

Plot: An illustrious British boarding school becomes a bloody battleground when a mysterious sinkhole appears at a nearby fracking site unleashing unspeakable horror.

7268.Bible Bees

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Genre: Animation
Directed by: Sandy Lynn Smith
Starring: Mark Singer, Diane Schooler, Scott Lane

Plot: Two little curious bees, Sunny and Petal are about to have the best time of our lives. Sharing stories is a great past time, but sharing stories about God is greater than anything. Join in on the fun, as they hear awesome story after awesome story about their Holy creator above. You know bumblebees, and you know honeybees…now get ready to meet the Bible Bees.

7174.Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (100%)

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Genres: Animation | Action | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey
Stars: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld

Miles Morales comes across the long-dead Peter Parker. This Peter Parker is not from his world though; he’s from somewhere else in the multiverse. With Parker’s guidance, Miles will become Spider-Man: and through that he will become part of the ever-expanding ‘Spider-Verse’.

7265.Resolution Song

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Genre: Drama | Family
Directed by: Antonio James
Starring: Kennedy Lea Slocum, Torrei Hart, Lester Speight

Plot: A young man’s family torn apart by tragedy reaches out to begin rebuilding trust and seek healing by through the only thing that speaks through pain; the healing power of music.

7264.Ben Is Back

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Genre: Drama
Directed by: Peter Hedges
Starring: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance

Plot: Follows the charming yet troubled Ben Burns (Hedges), who returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. Ben’s wary mother Holly Burns (Roberts) welcomes her beloved son’s return, but soon learns he is still very much in harm’s way. During the 24 hours that may change their lives forever, Holly must do everything in her power to avoid the family’s downfall.

7263.Serenity

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Genre: Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Directed by: Steven Knight
Starrings: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane

Plot: Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey) is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen (Anne Hathaway) tracks him down with a desperate plea for help. She begs Dill to save her – and their young son – from her new, violent husband (Jason Clarke) by taking him out to sea on a fishing excursion, only to throw him to the sharks and leave him for dead. Karen’s appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he’d tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems.

7173.Instant Family (100%)

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Genre: Comedy | Drama
Directed by: Sean Anders
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner

Plot: A couple find themselves in over their heads when they foster three children.

7136.Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald (100%)

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Genre: Adventure | Family | Fantasy
Directed by: David Yates
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler

Plot: The second installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” series set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander.

7262.The Possession of Hannah Grace

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Genre: Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Directed by: Diederik Van Rooijen
Starring: Shay Mitchell, Grey Damon, Kirby Johnson

Plot: A shuddering exorcism spins out of control and claims the life of a young girl. Months later, while working the night shift at the hospital morgue, Megan Reed receives a disfigured corpse. Alone and locked in the corridors of the cold basement, she starts to experience hair-raising visions, which lead her to suspect that the dead body delivered that night is possessed by a ruthless evil entity.

7261.Mary Queen Of Scots

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Nominated for 2 Oscars.
Genre: Biography | Drama | History
Directed by: Josie Rourke
Starrings: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden

Plot: Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.

7260.Jinn

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Genre: Drama
Directed by: Nijla Mumin (as Nijla Mu’min)
Starring: Simone Missick, Zoe Renee, Hisham Tawfiq

Plot: Summer is a 17-year old carefree black girl, whose world is turned upside down when her mother, a popular meteorologist named Jade Jennings, abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person, prompting Summer to reevaluate her identity.

7259.Kevin Harts Guide to Black History

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Genres: Comedy
Director: Tom Stern
Stars: Steve Agee, Derek Basco, Brad Berryhill

Kevin Hart highlights the fascinating contributions of black history’s unsung heroes in this entertaining and educational comedy special.

7257.London Fields

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Genre: Crime | Mystery | Thriller
Directed by: Mathew Cullen
Starring: Amber Heard, Gemma Chan, Cara Delevingne

Plot: Clairvoyant femme fatale Nicola Six has been living with a dark premonition of her impending death by murder. She begins a tangled love affair with three uniquely different men: one of whom she knows will be her murderer.

7168.Creed 2 (100%)

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Genre: Drama | Sport
Directed by: Steven Caple Jr.
Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson

Plot: Years after Adonis Creed made a name for himself under Rocky Balboa’s mentorship, the young boxer becomes the Heavyweight Champion of the World. While life is good with that victory and his marriage to Bianca, trouble comes to Philadelphia when Ivan Drago, the Russian boxer who killed Adonis’ father, Apollo, arrives with his son, Viktor, to challenge Adonis. Against Rocky’s advice, Adonis accepts the challenge without his mentor’s participation and pays the price in a punishing bout he wins only by a technicality. Now injured and demoralized, Adonis cannot bring himself to back into the game, leaving his spirit and title in jeopardy. Together, Adonis’ family and Rocky must find a way to rekindle Adonis’ fighting spirit to face the future in whatever choice he makes. Meanwhile, the Drago family have its own troubles trying to regain the respect in their homeland that they lost at Rocky’s hands as they wonder whether is it truly worth it.

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7253.Destroyer

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe.
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Directed by: Karyn Kusama
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany

Plot: Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.

7252.St Agatha

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Genre: Horror
Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman
Starring: Sabrina Kern, Carolyn Hennesy, Courtney Halverson

Plot: Set in the 1950s in small-town Georgia, a pregnant young woman named Agatha seeks refuge in a convent. What first starts out as the perfect place to have a child turns into a dark layer where silence is forced, ghastly secrets are masked, and every bit of will power Agatha has is tested as she learns the sick and twisted truth of the convent and the odd people that lurk inside its halls.

7251.The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot

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Genre: Adventure | Drama
Directed by: Robert D. Krzykowski
Starring: Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner, Ron Livingston

Plot: A legendary American war veteran is recruited to hunt a mythical creature.

7250.The Final Wish

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Genre: Horror
Directed by: Timothy Woodward Jr.
Starring: Lin Shaye, Michael Welch, Melissa Bolona

Plot: After the death of his father, Aaron returns home to help his grief-stricken mother and to confront his past. Going through his dad’s belongings, he comes across a mysterious item that is more than it seems.

7249.The Unicorn

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Genre: Comedy
Directed by: Robert Schwartzman
Starring: Lauren Lapkus, Nicholas Rutherford, Lucy Hale

Plot: An indecisive couple facing the fourth year of their engagement finally decides to take the next big step and have a threesome.

7141.Robin Hood (100%)

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Genre: Action | Adventure | Thriller
Directed by: Otto Bathurst
Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn

Plot: A war-hardened crusader Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.

7248.Prospect

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Genre: Sci-Fi
Directed by: Christopher Caldwell, Zeek Earl
Starring: Sophie Thatcher, Jay Duplass, Pedro Pascal

Plot: A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They’ve secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon’s toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest’s other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father’s greed-addled judgment, the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape.

7247.Scooby Doo and the Curse of the 13th Ghost

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Genre: Animation | Action | Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
Directed by: Cecilia Aranovich
Starring: Matthew Lillard, Kate Micucci, Grey Griffin

Plot: Scooby-Doo and the gang must track down the last of thirteen ghosts they had hunted years ago.

7245.Overlord

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Genre: Action | Adventure | Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi | War
Directed by: Julius Avery
Starring: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier

Plot: On the eve of D-Day, the 5th of June, 1944, several American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success: destroy a radio tower built in a little castle of an old French town that the Third Reich uses for communication between Berlin and Normandy beaches’ bunkers. Due to the intense enemy fire, the planes are shot down and most soldiers die in the landing or are killed by the Nazis’ night patrols after they taking land. However, a private named Ed Boyce survives to find Corporal Ford, a last-minute incorporation from Italy and a veteran expert in bombs and explosives, rogue sniper Tibbet, war photographer Chase, and finally private Dawson. After they watch the killing of their superior Sargeant Eldson by a Nazi night patrol, Ford turns in the leader of the group and they try to get the town with the tower in order to complete the mission. In the forest close to the town, almost arriving to it, they meet Chloe, a villager who …

7246.Painkillers

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Genre: Drama
Directed by: Roxy Shih
Starring: Mischa Barton, Madeline Zima, Naomi Grossman

Plot: Plagued by guilt following the death of his son in a car crash, John Clarke Huss, a brilliant surgeon comes to realise that the only thing that can ease his pain is the taste of human blood.

7244.Ice Dragon Legend of the Blue Daisies

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Genre: Animation | Adventure | Family | Fantasy
Directed by: Bruce W. Stacey
Starring: Rheal Rees, Justin Dubé, Bill Bray

Plot: A young girl and an old man are the only ones in a village who believe the old stories about dragons, and then a dragon arrives.

7243.Velvet Buzzsaw

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Genre: Horror | Thriller
Directed by: Dan Gilroy
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton

Plot: After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.

7242.The Front Runner

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Genre: Drama | History | Thriller
Directed by: Jason Reitman
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons

Plot: Gary Hart, a U.S. senator from Colorado, is the widely accepted front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. After losing the 1984 nomination to vice-president Walter Mondale, Hart decides to run for President of the United States. At one point during his campaign, against the will of his manager Bill Dixon, Hart challenges the press and public to “follow him around” while he’s not campaigning on weekends. This proves to be a mistake when in 1987, photos of him and journalist Donna Rice are published by Miami Herald Reporters. In a desperate attempt to clear his name, Hart tries to fix his reputation at a news event concerning the affair but to no avail. Because of the consequences of his actions, Hart is disgraced, berated by Dixon, and forced to drop out of the campaign while his wife Oletha remains to be close with him. Donna also announces that she has personally denied sleeping with the now former senator..