Category: Thriller

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If there’s a hell below (2016)

Abe is an ambitious young journalist at an independent Chicago weekly. He has a lead on a story that could make his career. Debra, a woman claiming to work in national security, has a serious revelation to leak. She insists on meeting Abe in a desolate place in the American...

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Off Piste (2016)

An ex-military recluse, living in the mountains of France to escape a traumatic past, is hunted down by those whose lives he has destroyed. Genre : Thriller/Drama Country : France/Ireland Cast :  Henry Douthwaite : Stanley Winters Lara Lemon :  Niamh O’Brian Yvonne O’Grady : Mary Winters Director : Glen...

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Arsenal (2016)

“Arsenal” tells the intertwining stories of the Lindel brothers, Mikey and JP, who had only each other to rely on growing up. As adults, JP found success as the owner of a construction company, while Mikey became a small-time mobster, mired in a life of petty crime. When Mikey is...

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Deepwater Horizon (2016)

A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster, when the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Genre : Thriller Country : USA Cast :  Mark Wahlberg : Mike Williams Kurt Russell :  Jimmy Harrell John Malkovich : Vidrine Director : Peter Berg...

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River (2015)

A medical practitioner gets himself involved in a crime which happens in a unexpected way. Filled full of guilt, he tries to escape from the cops of Thailand but finally gets captured for a while, then gets a approached to go back to his own country. Genre : Thriller Country...

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The Shallows (2016)

I’m not totally alone. I’ve got this little dude, Steven Seagull, here keeping me company. When you succeed in attracting more attention as a puny little seagull than a large oversized shark, you deserve an honorable mention at any reputable film festival. Never before was I charmed by poultry. A...

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Manhattan Night (2016)

The story of Porter Wren, a New York City tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy and anything that passes for the truth. At home he is a model family man, devoted to his loving wife. But when a seductive stranger asks him...

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Urge (2016)

A weekend getaway takes a dangerous turn when a mysterious nightclub owner introduces a group of friends to a new designer drug. Stripped of their inhibitions, they start living out their wildest fantasies – but what starts out as a fun night of partying quickly turns deadly, as the island...

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Green Room (2015)

A band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated. Genre : Thriller/Horror Country : USA...

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Blackway (2015)

An ex-logger comes to the aid of a woman who returns to her hometown in the Pacific Northwest and finds herself harassed and stalked by a former cop turned crime lord. Genre : Thriller Country : USA Cast : Anthony Hopkins : Lester Julia Stiles : Lillian Alexander Ludwig :...

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10 Cloverfield lane (2016)

Soon after leaving her fiancé Michelle is involved in a car accident. She awakens to find herself sharing an underground bunker with Howard and Emmett. Has she been saved from an apocalyptical event as Howard & Emmett tell her or are there other motives for her being held against her...

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Submerged (2015)

A young woman and her friends, who’ve been targeted by kidnappers, must do everything they can to survive after their limo is forced off the road and plunged into a canal. Genre : Thriller Country : USA Cast : Jonathan Bennett : Matt Talulah Riley : Jessie Tim Daly :...

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The Subjects (2015)

Eight strangers go into a locked room for clinical trials on a new drug that gives them superpowers. Genre : SF / Thriller Country : Australia Cast : Paul O’Brien : John Carlotte Nicdao : Lilly Frank Magree : Giggles Director : Robert Mond My opinion “The Subjects” begins abruptly...

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Child 44 (2015)

Based on the first of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith and set in the Stalin era of the Soviet Union. The plot is about an idealistic pro-Stalin security officer who decides to investigate a series of child murders in a country where supposedly this sort of crime doesn’t exist....

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The Pack (2015)

A farmer and his family must fight for survival after a ferocious pack of wild dogs infiltrates their isolated farmhouse. Through a series of frightening and bloody encounters they are forced into survival mode to make it through the night. Genre : Thriller Country : Australia Cast : Anna Lise...

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Standoff (2016)

Carter, a troubled veteran, gets a chance at redemption by protecting a 12 year-old girl from an assassin  after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun with a single shell, he engages in physical and psychological warfare in a desperate fight for the girl’s life. Genre : Thriller Country :...

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Dementia (2015)

After being diagnosed with Dementia, an elderly war veteran is forced by his estranged family to hire a live-in nurse, only to find she harbors a sinister secret. Genre : Horror/Thriller Country : USA Cast : Gene Jones : George Lockhart Kristina Klebe : Michelle Hassie Harrison : Shelby Lockhart...

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Intruders (2015)

Anna suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don’t realize is that agoraphobia is not her only psychosis. Genre : Horror/Thriller Country : USA Cast : Beth Riesgraf : Anna Rory Culkin...

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Extraction (2015)

Harry Turner works for the CIA like his father Leonard. He wants to do fieldwork but he’s constantly being denied. He’s stationed in Prague and his father’s good friend keeps an eye on him. Later they receive word that Leonard, who was in New Jersey making sure a piece of...

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Still (2014)

Set in North London, ‘Still’ is a gritty and atmospheric thriller about the violent disintegration of a man and father. Tom Carver is stumbling blindly towards a crossroad in his life, thrown out of focus by the death of his teenage son a year earlier. He becomes involved in a...

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No escape (2015)

When Jack finds an opportunity to move to Southeast Asia to head his water manufacturing company’s new plant there, he immediately jumps at the opportunity and moves his family there. When they get there; they seem to be having problems, the electronics don’t work and rarely any cars are seen...

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The Boy (2015)

An intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath’s growing fascination with death. Genre : Thriller/Drama/Horror Country : USA Cast : David Morse : John Rainn Wilson : William Colby Jared Breeze : Ted Director : Craig William McNeill My opinion “Your wife is nothing but a pile of dirt now.” Couldn’t...

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The Well (2014)

At the edge of an expansive barren valley, all that remains of The Wallace Farm for Wayward Youth is a few hollowed-out husks of buildings. Seventeen year-old Kendal can barely recall when the Oregon valley was still lush. It’s been a decade since the last rainfall, and society at large...

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Reversal (2015)

A young girl, chained in the basement of a sexual predator, escapes and turns the tables on her captor. Genre : Horror/Thriller Country : USA Cast : Richard Tyson : Phil Tina Ivlev : Eve Amy Okuda : Girl #1 Director : José Manuel Cravioto Alternative title : Bound to...

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Final Girl (2015)

Are you guys an A-Cappella group? Something like that. Naw, we don’t sing together. You should. After reading the content of “Final Girl“, you would expect a “I spit on your grave” -stylish revenge film in which a young woman teaches a group of young teens, who developed a rather...

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The Bag Man (2014)

“In all due respect,why don’t you just hire the FedEx? Because I’m hiring you, Jack.” Do you like the sarcastic and ironic twist of “Pulp Fiction” and “Reservoir dogs” ? Looking forward to some bloody scenes filled with senseless violence? Or are you addicted to the absurd touch of a...

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Beyond the reach (2014)

A high-rolling corporate shark and his impoverished young guide play the most dangerous game during a hunting trip in the Mojave Desert. Genre : Thriller Country : US Cast : Michael Douglas : Madec Jeremy Irvine : Ben Ronny Cox : The Sheriff Director : Jean-Baptiste Léonetti My opinion on...

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Cut Bank (2014)

Dwayne McLaren has been looking for a way out of his small town upbringing of Cut Bank since he graduated high school several years earlier. When he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time, he jumps at a chance to pursue a better life in a bigger...

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Uwantme2killhim? (2013)

A teenage boy’s descent into the dangerous world of the Internet and the harrowing consequences of his actions. A true story. Genre : Drama/Thriller Country : UK Cast : Jamie Blackley : Mark Toby Regbo : John Joanne Froggatt : Inspector Sarah Clayton Director : Andrew Douglas My opinion “Why...

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Ex Machina (2015)

Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in...

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The Gambler (2014)

Jim Bennett is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring and leaves his dysfunctional...

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Coldwater (2013)

  Welcome to paradise boys. This is Coldwater. I am Colonel Frank Reichert, United States Marine Corps, retired. You can call me Colonel. You can call me sir. It’s up to you. The choice is yours. Life here, gentlemen, is very simple. Let’s not bullshit each other. You’re here because...

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Nightcrawler (2014)

My motto is if you want to win the lottery, you’ve got to make money to get a ticket.   What a brilliant performance of Jake Gyllenhaal in this rather morbid and exciting thriller. At times I was wondering whether it was meant to be amusing and jokingly or that...

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The Maid’s Room (2013)

Sorry, mr. Crawford, but everybody is equal under the eyes of god. Under the eyes of god, maybe, but not mine. I wasn’t very excited about this simple story. It rather seems like an adaptation of some light-hearted crime novelette you can buy in any newsstand. A sort of “Der...

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Backcountry (2014)

Hey, rodeo, here’s your medical kit and there’s a whistle in there. Try to bring that back and I’ll try not to charge you.   “Backcountry” isn’t really a horror, but it’s a damn thrilling movie. Look at it more as a survival movie where a fearsome-looking black bear becomes...

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John Wick (2014)

John Wick is a mob hit man who, upon falling in love, quits. 5 years later, his wife dies and to make sure he’s not alone she arranges for a dog to be brought to him after her death. Later, some men wanting his car break in and beat him...

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The Aggression Scale (2012)

When out-on-bail mob boss Bellavance discovers that $500,000 of his money is missing, he sends four hardcore hit men to send a “loud and messy” message to the suspected thieves’ families. But when the killers invade the Rutledge home, they’ll meet the household’s emotionally disturbed young son Owen. Owen has...

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Honour (2014)

Mona is a young British Muslim girl on the on the run from her family after they find out about her plans to run away with her Punjabi boyfriend. In a desperate bid to save face and their family honour; her mother and older brother enlist the help of a...

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Predestination (2014)

“Predestination” chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. Genre : SF/Thriller...

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The Prince (2014)

A long time ago it was customary to offer Bruce Willis a leading role because it was guaranteed that he would carry the whole movie and determine the success of the respective movies. He was also demonstratively placed centrally on a movie poster or video/DVD box, where he could look...

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Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

A recent medical school grad who takes a position at a mental institution soon finds himself taken with one of his colleagues — though he has no initial idea of a recent, horrifying staffing change. Genre : Thriller Country : USA Alternative Title : Eliza Graves Cast : Kate Beckinsale...

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Mindscape (2013)

In the near future or an alternate reality, there are memory detectives, people who have the ability to enter other peoples’ electronically aided memories. They often are used to resolve psychological conflicts, and sometimes to exonerate someone from a crime. John was at one time the top in this field...

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Honeymoon (2014)

Young newlyweds Paul and Bea travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in...

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The Calling / The Two Faces of January (2014)

A twin review. The Calling Genre : Thriller Country : USA Cast : Susan Sarandon : Hazel Micallef Gil Bellows : Ray Green Ellen Burstyn : Emily Micallef Director : Jason Stone Summary Detective Hazel Micallef hasn’t had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Fort Dundas until...

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Cold in July (2014)

When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche. Genre : Thriller/Crime Country : USA/France Cast : Michael C....

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Holy Ghost People (2013)

In this psychological thriller, nineteen-year old Charlotte enlists the help of alcoholic ex-Marine Wayne to find her estranged sister who has gone missing deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Their search leads them to the Church of One Accord and an enigmatic snake-handling preacher named Brother Billy, who’s devoted congregation of...

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Complicity (2013)

When a seemingly fun party goes horribly awry, a group of teenagers must decide their fates. Genre : Thriller/Drama Country : USA Cast : Soshana Bush : Shannon Heather Hemmens : Kimberley Haley Ramm : Lacy Director : C.B. Harding My opinion “Don’t you get gangsta with me, dog.“ “Complicity”...

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Chariot (2013)

Seven strangers wake aboard a passenger jet in mid-flight, with no idea how they got there – and no idea where they are headed. Cut off from the cockpit and with a dying smartphone as their sole source of communication, they learn the U.S. is under a devastating attack… and...

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Freezer (2014)

Robert is an ordinary man who is faced with extraordinary circumstances. He is locked in a meat freezer by Russian thugs who believe that he owes them 8 million dollars. Robert, who is in every frame of the film soon discovers that he is not alone in the freezer. Sam,...

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John Doe : Vigilante (2014)

Killing is easy. It’s living with it that’s the hard part. John Doe is a modern Robin Hood. But instead of returning stolen money to the poor, he brings criminals to justice. And this at the request of relatives of someone who was a victim of a crime. “John Doe:...

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Transcendence (2014)

Dr. Will Caster is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the...

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Cruel Will (2013)

Tragedy strikes married couple Paul and Lily, when Lily’s father dies. Lily has her father cremated, brings the urn home and now Paul has to come to terms with the death of his father-in-law whom he had despised. The situation gets a bit frayed when the lid to the urn...

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Burning Bright (2010)

In Montgomery County, Kelly Taylor is ready to go to college and takes her autistic brother, Tom, to a specialized institution. However, the bank informs her that she does not have sufficient funds in her account to honor her check. Her stepfather, Johnny Gaveneau, withdrew the money from her account...

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Non-Stop (2014)

Bill Marks is a former cop who after dealing with his daughter’s death by drinking, is now an air marshal. While on a flight from London to New York, Marks gets a text telling him that unless 150 million dollars is deposited to an off shore account within 20 minutes...

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Not Safe for Work (2014)

An office worker is trapped inside the building where a killer is on the loose. Genre : Thriller Country : USA Cast : JJ Feild : Moordenaar Eloise Mumford : Anna Max Minghella : Tom Miller Director : Joe Johnston My opinion A humble opinion about this modest movie. Without...

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Last Passenger (2013)

A small group of everyday passengers on a speeding London commuter train battle their warped driver who has a dark plan for everyone on-board. Genre : Action/Thriller Country : UK   Cast : Dougray Scott : Lewis Shaler David Schofield : Peter Carmichael Iddo Goldberg : Jan Klimowski Director :...

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Dead Man Down (2013)

Victor, a rising gangland player, has infiltrated the crime empire run by ruthless kingpin Alphonse, with the single purpose of making Alphonse pay for destroying his once happy life. As he meticulously orchestrates his vengeance from his high-rise home, Victor watches and is watched by Beatrice, a mysterious young woman...

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Enemy (2013)

Adam Bell is a Toronto area History college professor. He is a rather somber man, largely because he is stuck in a routine, which includes a relationship with his live-in girlfriend, Mary. While watching a rental movie, he spots an actor in a bit part that looks like him. He...

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Death Do Us Part (2014)

Kennedy Jamieson, a wealthy socialite, has waited her whole life to have the perfect wedding. Engaged to the charming Ryan Harris, the young couple is just a week away from the big day but hasn’t had a chance to celebrate their respective bachelor/bachelorette parties. Ryan’s best man Chet books a...

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Grand Piano (2013)

The pianist Tom Selznick is forced to stop with performing because of a crippling stage fright. Just before his comeback, he discovers a note being written on his sheet. His return appears to contain a deadly side, when he’s forced to play for his life. Genre : Mystery/Thriller Country :...

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Reasonable Doubt (2014)

Up-and-coming District Attorney, Mitch Brockton is involved in a fatal hit-and-run, but Clinton Davis, is found with the body and charged with murder. Believing that Davis is innocent, Brockton is compelled to throw the trial. Soon after, Brocton’s perfect life begins to unravel as he realizes that the man he...

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The Seasoning House (2012)

Sold at a brothel deep in the woods, forced to work as a caretaker, Angel, a hapless disabled girl must gather the courage to fight and stay alive. Genre : Horror/Thriller Country : UK Cast : Rosie Day : Angel Sean Pertwee : Goran Kevin Howarth : Viktor Director :...

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The Tall Man (2012)

Cold Rock, USA. Over the years children have disappeared without a clue or any witness. Superstitious people talk about “The tall man,” a legendary, mysterious figure who takes children who are never seen again. Julia Denning, a nurse at Cold Rock, doesn’t believe in that legend. Until one night She...

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Captain Phillips (2013)

Captain Phillips is a realistic adaptation of the hijacking of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama by a gang of Somali pirates. The film focuses on the relationship between Captain Richard Phillips and the Somali leader Muse. Genre : Drama/Thriller Country: USA Cast : Tom Hanks : Richard Phillips Barkhad Abdi...

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Meeting Evil (2012)

The real estate agent John is down on his luck: he has been just fired from his job; his home has been sent into foreclosure; and his marriage is going downhill. On his birthday, his wife Joanie has an argument with him and she takes their children walking. Out of...

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Runner Runner (2013)

Princeton grad student Richie, believing he’s been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block. Richie is seduced by Block’s promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie...

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The Call (2013)

Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But then teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man’s car and calls 911. And Jordan is the...

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Side Effects (2013)

Emily Taylor becomes severely depressed with emotional episodes and suicide attempts. Her psychiatrist, Jonathan Banks, after conferring with her previous doctor, eventually prescribes an experimental new medication called Ablixa. The plot thickens when the side effects of the drug lead to Emily killing her husband in a “sleepwalking” state. Genre...

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Prisoners (2013)

Film Review: Prisoners Pray for the best, but prepare for the worst. My wife wanted to watch another thriller. And what a thriller it was ultimately. With a thriller of such high level as “Prisoners“, my wife starts to surf the internet so she can read the plot. She starts...

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No One Lives (2012)

A gang of ruthless killers abduct a couple. Only they come to a shocking discovery that things are not what they seem. Genre : Horror Country : USA Cast : Luke Evans : Driver Adelaide Clemens : Emma Derek Magyar : Flynn Director : Ryuhei Kitamura My opinion This movie...

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Hanna (2011)

Hanna is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father, an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the...

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Tower Block (2012)

Several months after witnessing a murder, residents of Tower Block 31 find themselves being picked off by a sniper, pitting those lucky enough to be alive into a battle for survival. Genre : Thriller Country : UK Cast : Sheridan Smith : Becky Jack O’Conell : Kurtis Director : James...