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Proximity (2020)

Paging ET, please phone home.   “Proximity” had potential. The film partially redeemed this but then blatantly fails on a completely different level. With a film about alien abduction, there’s one particular expectation wherewith the film stands or falls. And that’s the look of the spacecraft with which those green...

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Grand Isle (2019)

Go ahead and take her. She’s all yours. But I’ll tell you this. She got a dark side… Darker than hell.   I admire the phenomenon called Nicolas Cage enormously. Every film with him (and nowadays it’s a lot every year) is a mandatory watch for me. I really can’t...

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IO (2019)

Sam, we have to leave this place. Sooner or later you’ll have to.   “IO” will certainly be an orgasmic experience for global environmentalists and defeatists. Supporters of global protest movements about global warming and the destruction of our balanced eco-system will certainly use this film as an example to...

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Cold Blood Legacy (2019)

I had a stand-off with a wolf earlier, and he has tasted human blood… yours.   Jean Reno. The ever-calm actor is usually associated with roles such as a police detective, a gangster or an assassin. The quiet-looking Frenchman has a specific appearance that fits perfectly with such roles. Strange...

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Let it Snow (2019)

Snow can make a difference! Especially on Christmas Eve. And sometimes it’s not just the eve of Christmas, it’s the eve of everything, of the rest of your life. Christmas. The period everyone is jolly again. Family reunions. A brown-baked turkey with a tasty filling that was squeezed through its...

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The Boonies (2019)

“The Boonies“. You would think it’s a parody of “The Goonies“. Partially it is. Here it’s also about a hidden treasure (a briefcase with $ 1,164,000) which Doug (Calum Worthy) has hidden somewhere at “Boone High School”. A kind of quest devised by him after he died in a terrible...

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The Curse of La Llorona (2019)

You used him as bait? No. I used you all as bait.   When I visited Eurodisney near Paris for the first time years ago (it seems like centuries ago), I was so overwhelmed and enchanted by the atmosphere and everything there was to admire. I literally hovered through this...

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Little Monsters (2019)

Can we play the shooty game,Uncle David? I don’t want us to get in trouble, Felix. We’ll have to play it with the sound off.   Well, there’s always the award “Disappointment of the year”. I’m afraid this year the film “Little Monsters” will take the credits for this. I...

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Quick review : Los Parecidos (2015)

Uh, I’m not entirely sure what I just watched, but it wasn’t horror for sure. A kind of “X-files” story that takes place in Mexico. And they gave it a typical retro look from the 50’s/60’s. The story itself is completely nuts, psychic and totally whacked. I don’t think it’s...

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12 Feet Deep (2017)

Are you dense? Everyone’s left. The pool’s closed for the holiday weekend. We’re stuck in here. We’re gonna die in here. I hope this isn’t going to be a new trend, otherwise more movies of this type will appear in the future. Like, “For a Few Degrees More.” with a...

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Maria (2019)

Film Review : Maria She’s still alive. Who’s she? Lily. Lily’s still alive! John Wick had a good reason to make things difficult for his former boss. They liquidated his cute dog and stole his car. In the movie “Polar“, Duncan Vizla’s retirement savings were compromised. In this Filipino revenge...

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High Life (2018)

I fear, Willow. I could drown like a kitten. It would have been easy. First you, then me. The film “High Life” is just as meaningful as the expedition for which those sentenced to death have registered voluntarily. Not very meaningful. I do understand why they have chosen for it....

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Captive State (2019)

Light a match. Ignite a war. When I saw the trailer of “Captive State” for the first time, I was immediately overenthusiastic. It seemed like a suspenseful and action-rich Science Fiction about extraterrestrial dominance and their reign. I already imagined myself a kind of movie as “Independence Day” or “War...

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A.I. Rising (2018)

Film Review : A.I. Rising I was always wondering whether I was able to create life. It seems that I am. Take any porn movie and you can be sure there’ll be some plumber who not only tries to repair the drain but also will examine the installation of the...

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What keeps you Alive (2018)

Film Review : What keeps you Alive She fell off a cliff. 911, my wife, she fell off a cliff. Oh, my God! Please help me. Some marriages fail because married people come to realize that their interests are different or because there are too many contradictions that lead to...

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Dead in the water (2018)

Kill me. Kill yourselves. End this. Although the opening scene with the “Amphitrite” (a kind of fishing boat) traveling across the ocean looked really cheap in terms of “special effects”, the rest of the film wasn’t so bad. The ocean scene really looked as if it was a toy boat...

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Charismata (2017)

Even if you never had to learn police work like the rest of us plebs, anybody with a TV knows that it takes three bodies to make a serial killer. You know what I’m saying, you’re just being pedantic. Take the brilliant movie “Se7en” and replace the two inspectors Somerset...

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Mermaid’s song (2018)

Her story begins where the fairy tale ends. I suppose this movie was inspired by the well-known fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” by Christian-Andersen. Now, if you were an attentive reader, you’d noticed that this little sea-dweller was explicitly present throughout the whole story. If this film is a kind...

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Superfly (2018)

God is great. God is powerful, yeah. But even more so, God is all-knowing. And that is what makes him scary as shit. Do you understand what I’m saying? This remake of the movie “Super Fly” from the 70s, with Ron O’Neal as Priest, isn’t really my favorite kind of...

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The house with a clock in its walls (2018)

You can eat cookies till you throw up, for all I care. You’ll see… things are…quite different here. Have you seen “Goosebumps” where Jack Black plays the leading role as well? Well, you can expect almost the same thing. A kids-sized horror film. And I had the same feelings about...

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He’s out there (2018)

Daddy can see us…when he gets here. But he’s already here. Do you fancy a movie along the lines of “Hush” but with people who aren’t mute? In short, a film in which there’s a lot of screaming. And should there be co-stars who are simply mown down with a...

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The Meg (2018)

Jonas said something attacked them. Something big enough to destroy a new submarine. I’m happy I’ve watched this movie on the big screen. On the silver screen, the Megalodon (hence the title “The Meg“) was even more impressive. But that’s the only thing that can be said about this film....

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Mara (2018)

Whatever you do, do NOT sleep! Having problems falling asleep at night? Are you tossing and turning in bed all night? Or are frightening nightmares disturbing your well-deserved sleep? Well, in that case, I advise you not to watch “Mara“, because it could possibly get worse. Now, I myself have...

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Traffik (2018)

It’s a satellite phone. How did this get in my purse? While looking at the film poster, the first thing I thought was: “Wow, Halle Berry has a thing for films about kidnapping”. First, there was “The Call“. And then at the beginning of the year, I saw “Kidnap“. And...

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The Hollow Child (2017)

Run before it turns everyone against you. The reason why I try to avoid seeing trailers is twofold. Or they are so revealing that you actually saw the film in advance. Either the trailer is inviting and arouses your curiosity, but afterward, you come to the conclusion they better limited...

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How it ends (2018)

I only have one question for you. Are you coming with me? “How it ends.“. Well, I’ve never seen a movie title that sounded so ambiguous afterward. They should have replaced the period with a question mark. Even though I was very enthusiastic in the beginning. Once again a film...

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10X10 (2018)

I want you to tell me your name. Cathy. My name is Cathy Noland. One thing is certain. “10X10” breaks all records when speaking of resurrections. The number of times you see one of the two protagonists getting back on their feet again seemed endless. It looked like a newer...

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Renegades (2017)

“Can you imagine what that gold could do to help my people? Will you help me get it?” There are films you can compare with a richly filled five-course dinner. First, they spoil you with a tasty opener. After which a well-filled middle piece is offered. And then as an...

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Marauders (2016)

I don’t care if you smoked last week.What I care about is honesty. If you lie, you withhold facts to get ahead, I’ll cut off your balls and bury you. If you’re going to ask me what “Marauders” was about, I’ll owe you the answer. Because to be honest, this...

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Cold Skin (2017)

We are never very far from those we hate. For this very reason, we shall never be truly close to those we love. This film is as vague as the reason why the nameless young man (David Oakes) seeks refuge on a rocky island in the Antarctic Ocean. Initially, he...

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Devil’s Gate (2017)

“You both need to clear off my property, or as god is my witness I will not be responsible for what happens! Colt, If she goes in there Maria and Jonah are as good as dead.” An onrushing hot rod that suddenly breaks down near an awful looking, abandoned farm...

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Kidnap (2017)

In the US, a child goes missing every 40 seconds. You never think it will happen to you. Until it does. Alone and scared, Karla Dyson is unwilling to leave the fate of her son’s life in someone else’s hands. When she catches a glimpse of the abductors speeding away,...

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Acts of Vengeance (2017)

A fast-talking lawyer transforms his body and takes a vow of silence, not to be broken until he finds out who killed his wife and daughter and has his revenge. Genre : Action/Drama Country : USA Cast : Antonio Banderas : Frank Valera Lillian Blankenship : Sue Valera Clive Owen...

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Cold moon (2016)

In a sleepy southern town, the Larkin family suffers a terrible tragedy. Now the Larkin’s are about to endure another: Traffic lights blink an eerie warning, a ghostly visage prowls in the streets, and graves erupt from the local cemetery in an implacable march of terror . . . And...

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Black Butterfly (2017)

Outside a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul, a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay. After a tense encounter at a diner with a drifter named Jack, Paul offers Jack a place to stay-and soon the edgy, demanding...

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Bushwick (2017)

When a Texas military force invades their Brooklyn neighborhood, 20-year-old Lucy and war veteran Stupe must depend on each other to survive. Genre : Action Country : USA Cast : Dave Bautista : Stupe Brittany Snow : Lucy Angelic Zambrana : Belinda Director : Cary Murnion Jonathan Milott My opinion...

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The Lazarus Effect (2015)

A group of medical researchers discover a way to bring dead patients back to life. Genre : Horror Country : USA Cast : Mark Duplass : Frank Olivia Wilde : Zoë Sarah Bolger : Eva Director : David Gelb My opinion on “The lazarus Effect” “There’s something seriously wrong with...

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Turnabout (2016)

A troubled man survives a suicide attempt. He calls an old friend to rescue him in the middle of the night. Their journey is just beginning, and by daybreak, a tragedy will surface. Genre : Drama Country : USA Cast : George Katt : Billy Waylon Payne : Perry Rosebud...

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Kill switch (2017)

A pilot battles to save his family and the planet after an experiment for unlimited energy goes wrong. Genre : SF Country : Netherlands/USA Cast : Dan Stevens : Will Porter Bérénice Marlohe : Abigail Vos Kasper van Groesen : Donny Director : Tim Smit My opinion about “Kill Switch”...

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Solitary (2015)

Party-girl Nora drinks too much, can’t hold down a job and pushes away everyone she loves. After her long-suffering boyfriend throws her out, Nora is forced to move back home with her aging father. Once inside her childhood home, the ghosts of her past begin to haunt her until the...

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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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Havenhurst (2016)

A troubled young woman takes up residence in a gothic apartment building where she must confront a terrifying evil. Genre : Horror Country : USA Cast :  Julie Benz : Jackie Fionnula Flanagan :  Eleanor Belle Shouse : Sarah Director : Andrew C. Erin My opinion “Our rules are simple.You...

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The River Thief (2016)

Diz is a reckless teenage drifter living life on the run. Abandoned by his parents as a child, he looks out for himself and doesn’t accept handouts. He takes whatever he wants and runs. Jaded and determined to answer to no one, Diz lives a life marked by thievery and...

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Hotel Noir (2012)

Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed. Genre : Crime/Drama...

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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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The whole truth (2016)

Defense attorney Richard Ramsay takes on a personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter, that he will keep her son Mike out of prison. Charged with murdering his father, Mike initially confesses to the crime. But as the trial proceeds, chilling evidence about the kind of...

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Mechanic : Ressurection (2016)

Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like accidents. Genre : Action Country...

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Ithaca (2015)

Fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed mother, his older sister and his 4-year-old brother, Ulysses. And so it is that as spring turns to...

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Captive (2015)

In this fact-based thriller, a single mother struggling with drug addiction is randomly taken hostage in her own apartment by a man on the run from the law for breaking out of jail and murdering the judge assigned to his case – only to realize before the climactic finish that...

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Girl in Woods (2016)

After a tragic accident Grace is lost and alone in the Smoky Mountains. Grace’s struggle for survival is made more complicated by her troubled past. Battling the demons in her mind may be the only way to come out alive. Genre : Thriller/Drama Country : USA Cast : Juliet Reeves...

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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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Visions (2015)

After moving to a vineyard to start a new life with her husband, a pregnant woman begins to experience terrifying visions. Genre : Horror Country : USA Cast : Isla Fisher : Eveleigh Maddox Anson Mount : David Maddox Gillian Jacobs : Sadie Director : Kevin Greutert My opinion Just...

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400 Days (2015)

“400 Days” centers on four astronauts sent on a simulated mission to a distant planet to test the psychological effects of deep space travel. Locked away for 400 days, the crew’s mental state begins to deteriorate when they lose all communication with the outside world. Forced to exit the ship,...

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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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Goosebumps (2015)

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah, living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is...

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The transporter refueled (2015)

In the south of France, former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin enters into a game of chess with a femme-fatale and her three sidekicks who are looking for revenge against a sinister Russian kingpin.  Genre : Action Country : France/China Cast : Ed Skrein : Frank Martin Ray Stevenson : Frank...

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Criminal Activities (2015)

Are you sure he said he wanted to talk to all of us? Actually he said he wanted to talk to everyone but the black guy….. Yes! He wants to talk to ALL of us! John Travolta standing in the middle of the cover in a “Pulp Fiction” -like-pose and...

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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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Pan (2015)

12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny — to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. Genre : Adventure/Fantasy Country : UK/USA/Australia Cast : Levi Miller : Peter Hugh...

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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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Closer to God (2014)

A genetic scientist successfully clones the first human being, a baby girl named Elizabeth, but his work is soon threatened by a dark secret, a secret that threatens to destroy everything and everyone precious to him. Genre : SF/Horror Country : USA Cast : Jeremy Childs : Victor Shelean Newman...

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Z for Zachariah (2015)

It’s about… rebuilding. Maybe God… or your father… put this here for us. So we can… we can start again. Maybe that’s why we’re here… Just to start again. The future prospects of our beloved world looks rather bleak, judging by the post-apocalyptic films of recent years. The endless series...

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San Andreas (2015)

In San Andreas, California is experiencing a statewide earthquake that goes on record as easily the biggest earthquake in history. Ray Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department, tries to find his daughter Blake , who is in San Francisco amidst the chaos. Ray’s estranged wife...

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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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Haunt (2014)

A mother and father and their three teen-age children move to a new home that was the scene of a “personal tragedy”. The son meets a mysterious neighbor girl and together they experiment with an old radio they find in the attic, that can be used to communicate with the...

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The Living (2014)

A man hires an ex-con to kill his sister’s abusive husband, but the desperate act sets into motion a shocking series of events in this intense indie drama. Genre : Drama/Crime Country : USA Cast : Fran Kranz : Teddy Jocelin Donahue : Molly Kenny Wormald : Gordon Director :...

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The Stranger (2014)

A mysterious man arrives in a small Canadian town seeking his wife, though his presence plunges the community into a bloodbath. Genre : Horror/Mysterie Country : Chile Cast : Lorenza Izzo : Ana Cristobal Tapia Montt : Martin Ariel Levy : Caleb Director : Guillermo Amoedo My opinion “The Stranger”...

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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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The Cobbler (2014)

Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way....

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Seventh Son (2014)

John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected his country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night. However John is not young anymore, and has been seeking an apprentice to carry on...

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Exodus : Gods and Kings (2014)

Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the...

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October Gale (2014)

A doctor takes in a mysterious man who washes ashore at her remote cottage with a gunshot wound. Quickly they both learn the killer has arrived to finish the job, while a storm has cut them off from the mainland. Genre : Drama/Romance/Thriller Country : Canada Cast : Patricia Clarkson...