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Uncorked (2020)

Okay, so I want to become a master sommelier. Is that like a pirate? No, that’s a Somalian.   I don’t have a thing for wine. Never had. Even an excellent wine, recommended by connoisseurs, won’t appeal to me. I never liked the taste of it. Why the hell would...

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Jumanji : The Next Level (2019)

If you touch my boobs, I will murder you! Too late! That was the first thing I did.   In recent years, the terms “Remake” and “Reboot” have become very popular in Hollywood. Much to my annoyance. In most cases, these knockoffs are just a shadow of the original. Not...

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Trauma Center (2019)

What I want is not on you. It’s in you.   It looks a bit like “Die Hard” in a hospital wing. Only the adamant John McClane has been replaced by the brave waitress Madison Taylor (Nicky Whelan) who has to save her own skin (and admittedly, that skin belongs...

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Colewell (2019)

The thing about getting older is looking back, it doesn’t matter how old you are, life always feels the same length. Like both forever and not very long.   You’ve just seen “Uncut Gems” and you feel the nerves raging through your body after watching this ultra-nervous film? Well, I...

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The Sonata (2018)

Rose, you do know if this is your father’s final work, it could be a huge sensation. Yes, well, that much had occurred to me. And if this score was more important to him than I was, I’d like to know why.   Do you like a dash of classical...

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Ad Astra (2019)

Colonel, for what it means, I think my father is dead.   I can fully understand that when you haven’t heard from a friend who lives a few blocks away for a long time, you get prepped and plan a visit to the person in question. Just like that. Just...

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Primal (2019)

I just spent ten months in the jungle, and this all smells like cat shit to me.   Films where animals mess with the protagonists’ life. There are a lot of those movies. Only recently you could see in “Crawl” how alligators tried to outwit a father and daughter with...

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Child’s Play (2019)

What’s your name? Andy. ‘Sup? Hi, Andysup. It seems like a lifetime ago since I saw the original film with the demonic pop Chucky dangerously swinging around with a razor-sharp butcher knife. Well, It’s not a hundred years, but thirty years is a long time as well. That’s how long...

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Sweetheart (2019)

(thunder rumbling) (wind whooshing) (hammock creaking) (thunder cracks) (creature huffing) (creature snorting) (creature chittering) (cries out) (creature growls) (screaming) (creature growling) (thunder cracks) (panting) (roars) (screams) (grunts) (creature hissing) (growls) (thunder cracks) (creature roars) (thunder rumbling)   Let me first make a comment before I start spitting my opinion about...

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Eli (2018)

Do you know what happened to the boy who asked too many questions? He got answers?   “Eli” is a horror you can watch on Netflix and it’s not bad at all. But it takes a long time before the conclusion in the story surprises you completely. The introductory part...

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Low Tide (2019)

Eight, nine, ten. A thousand. You boys find any more coins, give me a holler. Once and a while I like to watch a well-made coming-of-age movie. Such a film about juvenile innocence in which a radical event shakes the pleasant life of one or more young people. A life...

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Asher (2018)

I just killed a man in the bathroom, and I’m afraid if we don’t leave right now, they’re gonna call the cops. Hmm. So it’s true. What’s that? Men will say anything for sex. A hitman who, by chance, encounters a lovely dance teacher and realizes that it’s time to...

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Quick review : John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)

The first part of the “John Wick” saga could be called sparkling fresh and original. I didn’t mind the fact that the brain of a goldfish was sufficient enough to watch and enjoy this film. The screen is being filled up constantly with action-packed footage and Keanu Reeves whirled through...

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Charlie Says (2018)

When I first met Charlie, I just knew. Hopped on a bus and I never looked back. Charles Manson seems to be a hot topic this year. Not only there’s the Tarantino movie “Once upon a time … in Hollywood” in which the Manson Family plays a prominent role, but...

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Greta (2018)

I have been in this well of loneliness, this black hole. Maybe it drove me a little mad. We were meant for love, Frances, not this terrible isolation. If you see the film “Greta” pass by on your favorite streaming platform or on some VOD network service, it’s certainly not...

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Harmony (2018)

Even in love, there’s fear. You can’t have one without the other. Do you know that feeling when you drove with your bike somewhere, look surprised at a road map and realize you don’t have any idea where you were? Or that time when you were looking at the blackboard...

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Pet Sematary (2019)

A place to bury our pets and remember them. It might seem scary, but it’s not. It’s perfectly natural. In the distant past, I was an avid reader and devoured books constantly. That has been considerably reduced over the years. But, occasionally I grab a reading book. Generally, that only...

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Alita : Battle Angel (2019)

While I’m learning name, do you have one for me? Alita. It’s a nice name. I love it! I was really looking forward to this movie “Alita: Battle Angel“. A cyber-punk setting and unparalleled computerized images that are perfectly injected into a real-life environment. Of course, you know Alita (Rosa...

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Quick review : Rockaway (2017)

Don’t worry. I’ll protect you. Who will protect you? “Rockaway” is an uncomplicated low-budget coming-of-age story that focuses on child abuse and a plan to escape from it. In general, it’s not such a bad movie. It doesn’t pretend to be any better than an average television film. A kind...

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Ánimas (2018)

When you’re five, it’s normal to have imaginary friends… But at my age, it means you’re crazy. “Ánimas” certainly isn’t an easy film. It also takes a while before you realize what’s actually going on. The film looks enormously artistic thanks to the quirky image setting. Scenes in different color...

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Escape Room (2019)

Film Review : Escape Room Be the first to escape our most immersive rooms yet and win $10,000. Does coincidence exist? I’m starting to believe it. Coincidentally, I had just seen this movie and a few days later my wife receives a birthday present from her brother. An entrance ticket...

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Destroyer (2018)

Film Review : Destroyer What’s up? Silas is back. Obviously, the most striking element of this film is the transformation of Nicole Kidman. Her weathered, unkempt appearance with black-rimmed eyes, smudged skin, and a tousled haircut indicate an unhealthy lifestyle and a stubborn addiction. It soon becomes clear that the...

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Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

Critique is so limiting and emotionally draining. I’ve always wanted to do something long-form, beyond opinion. Dip my toe into an exploration of origin and essence. A metamorphosis of spirit into reality. I’ve… I’ve never had the vehicle until now. Regularly I’m asked to watch a low-budget film and to...

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Short Feature : The Babysitter (2017)

Regularly they ask me if I could watch an independent movie and write something about it so that it gets some extra attention. I got an email from Greg Klepper, maker of the short film “The Babysitter“, with a rather poignant message. Apparently, this film was shunned by the festival...

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Boar (2017)

Either I’m pissed off my chest mate, or that’s the biggest fucking boar I’ve ever seen. In 1955 we had a giant octopus in “It came from beneath the Sea” and last year we had the giant shark in “The Meg“. And in between, we were treated to a manifold...

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I still see you (2018)

The Event took people we cared about, but it also left a part of them behind. Remnants. When I saw “Shovel Buddies” a while ago, I decided to add the item “Watch movies with Bella Thorne playing in it” to my to-do list. Now, I have a large number of...

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Await Further Instructions (2018)

I don’t think the messages are a government broadcast. It’s almost like they’re reacting to what we do. Initially, I would immediately add “Await further instructions” to the list of “useless movies that only ensure that you don’t start running into the walls out of boredom”. But on the other...

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Los Olvidados (2017)

Epecuen looks like the scene from a movie. A horror movie… The Onetti brothers could have made it easy on themselves by dubbing the movie “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” to an Argentine version. Because to be honest, this movie “Los Olvidados” is almost a perfect copy of this legendary film....

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Pyewacket (2017)

I call upon you, brought by leaves and seeds. Hear with my ears and speak with my tongue. I invite you to come. Pyewacket. If you’ve already read one of my reviews, you’d know I enjoy a low-budget, independent film occasionally. A film where you already know in advance that...

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What still remains (2018)

Dreams give us hope. And if we don’t have hope, then what’s the point in living? After reading the synopsis of this movie, your reaction will probably be the same as mine at that time. “Jesus, not again another post-apocalyptic film in which the world’s population has been decimated to...

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Quick review : The Commuter (2018)

You work hard, you play by the rules, you’re a good soldier, and you don’t deserve it. But the reality is sometimes soldiers end up casualties. Do you want to know what I still remember from “The Commuter“? Well, actually it’s not that much anymore. It’s that kind of movie....

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Submergence (2017)

Our world is firstly about power, it’s only secondly about education. A calm movie from time to time is something I welcome. Not again such a flashy, action-packed hero film where you’ll get nervous because the scenes follow each other in a rapid pace and stroboscopic effects get you a...

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Death Wish (2018)

My opinion on “Death Wish” “We’ll get you set up with your FOID application right here today. State Police send it pretty quick. And then you’ll just have to take a gun safety class, but don’t worry, no one ever fails. You can do that anytime within 30 days of...

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Rebirth (2016)

My opinion on “Rebirth” Hey, you still have the Manifesto? The what? The Manifesto, man. Don’t tell me you threw it away. “Rebirth” is a psychological thriller of the Netflix collection. I certainly won’t deny that I have become a fervent supporter of the Netflix Originals series. I’ve seen already...

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Walking Out (2017)

My opinion on “Walking Out” “I’ll put myself between you and any bear. I promise.” “Walking out” is a story about a father and son who experience their annual get-together again and try to strengthen the wafer-thin bond that still exists between them. In addition, it’s also a story about...

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Mute (2018)

“Why the hell can’t he talk anyway? It’s complicated. It’s his mother’s fault. He needs surgery. It’s against her beliefs.” Fortunately, Alexander Skarsgård isn’t by nature a voiceless person. It would have been a strange sight him appearing in “The Legend of Tarzan“. Swinging around with his mouth wide open....

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The Ritual (2017)

“He was a good man. The best of us. It should never have happened. But it did… And all we can do is remember him. Robert, we miss you, mate.” “The Ritual” is a British horror that takes place in a Swedish forest where four friends go on a hike...

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Braven (2018)

You know if you give the other half, we’re as good as dead. I’ve read an article somewhere titled: “10 Reasons why you should watch Braven“. I agreed with a few points. You could say the movie is a retrospective of action films from the 90s. But there are reasons...

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Jigsaw (2017)

“Salvation can be yours, if you cleanse yourselves of the habitual lies which have brought you here. Lies that you have told yourselves, lies that have brutalized others. Confess. The truth will set you free.” When watching a YouTube video where a baseball hits someone with a dizzying speed right...

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Beyond Skyline (2017)

“What the hell you think that was, man…terrorists or what, huh? ISIS doesn’t have a fuckin’ spaceship!” “Beyond skyline” is without a doubt  one of the better low-budget SF films I have seen in recent years. Visually, that is. In terms of content, I thought it was only half successful....

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Suburbicon (2017)

“The only thing Suburbicon is missing is you. Isn’t it time for your new start? Come home to Suburbicon.” It doesn’t happen often, but now I had a feeling I didn’t really understand what I’d watched. Not that “Suburbicon” was a complicated, incomprehensible film. But I didn’t know what the...

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Happy death day (2017)

My opinion on “Happy death day” “I’m totally having deja vu right now. Oh, I have it all the time. It’s supposed to mean like someone’s thinking about you while they’re masturbating. I have it at least five times a day.” You can’t really say “Happy death day” is original....

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Geostorm (2017)

When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it’s a race against the clock for its creator to uncover the real threat before a worldwide Geostorm wipes out everything and everyone. Genre : SF/Action Country : USA Cast : Gerard Butler : Jake...

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Death Note (2017)

A high school student named Light Turner discovers a mysterious notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written within its pages, and launches a secret crusade to rid the world of criminals. Genre : Fantasy Country : USA Cast : Nat Wolff : Light Turner Lakeith...

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Hampstead (2017)

An American widow finds unexpected love with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath when they take on the developers who want to destroy his home. Genre : Comedy/Romance Country : UK/Belgium Cast : Diane Keaton : Emily Walters Brendan Gleeson : Donald Horner James Norton : Philip Director :...

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Hangman (2017)

A homicide detective teams up with a criminal profiler to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the children’s game Hangman. Genre : Thriller Country : USA Cast : Al Pacino : Archer Karl Urban : Ruiney Brittany Snow : Christi Davies Director : Johnny Martin My opinion...

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Wish Upon (2017)

A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them. Genre : Horror Country : USA/Canada Cast : Joey King : Clare Shannon Purser : June Sydney Park : Meredith Director : John R. Leonetti My opinion on “Man Down” “I just found...

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A family man (2016)

“A family man” is about a headhunter whose life revolves around closing deals in a a survival-of-the-fittest boiler room, battles his top rival for control of their job placement company — his dream of owning the company clashing with the needs of his family. Genre : Drama Country : USA/Canada...

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Second Nature (2016)

A woman and man compete in an unusual race for mayor when gender roles magically reverse. Genre : Comedy Country : USA Cast : Collette Wolfe : Amanda Sam Huntington : Bret Riley Shanahan : Dex Director : Michael Cross My opinion on “Second Nature” “Behind every great woman, there...

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Once upon a time in Venice (2017)

Steve Ford is a down but not out L.A based Private Investigator whose professional and personal worlds collide after his loving pet Buddy is stolen by a notorious gang. A series of crazy circumstances find him doing the gang’s bidding, while being chased by two vengeful Samoan brothers, a loan...

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Beacon Point (2016)

A group of hikers lost on the Appalachian Trail stumble across an ancient secret that threatens their survival. Genre : SF/Horror Country : USA Cast : Jon Briddell : Drake Rae Olivier : Zoe Jason Burkey : Brian Director : Eric Blue My opinion on “Beacon Point” “This was once...

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Unlocked (2017)

A CIA interrogator is lured into a ruse that puts London at risk of a biological attack. Genre : Action/Thriller Country : USA/UK/Czech Republic/Switzerland Cast : Noomi Rapace : Alice Racine Orlando Bloom : Jack Alcott Michael Douglas : Eric Lasch Director : Michael Apted My opinion on “Unlocked” “Send...

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Bad Frank (2017)

Frank Pierce leads a seemingly normal life, but when a disturbing past reemerges & something precious is taken from him, his mask of sanity loosens & unearths the urge to be violent once again. Genre : Thriller/Drama Country : USA Cast : Kevin Interdonato : Frank Tom Sizemore : Mickey...

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The void (2016)

When police officer Carter (Aaron Poole) discovers a blood-soaked man limping down a deserted road, he rushes him to a local hospital with a barebones, night shift staff. As cloaked, cult-like figures surround the building, the patients and staff inside start to turn ravenously insane. Trying to protect the survivors,...

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Security (2017)

An ex-special services veteran, down on his luck and desperate for work, takes a job as a security guard at a run-down mall in a rough area of town. On his first night on the job, he opens the doors up to a distraught and desperate young girl. Hot on...

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The ticket (2016)

A blind man who regains his vision finds himself becoming metaphorically blinded by his obsession for the superficial. Genre : Drama Country : USA Cast : Dan Stevens : James Malin Akerman : Sam Oliver Platt : Bob Director : Ido Fluk My opinion about “The Ticket” “If you leave,...

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XX (2017)

Are you taking any of this seriously? Of course I am. I’m their mother. “XX” is an anthology labeled as horror, but it isn’t really terrifying. There is no real connection between the four stories. At first, I thought it was always about a mother figure with the day-to-day problems...

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Live by night (2016)

A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Ku Klux Klan. Genre : Crime/Drama Country : USA Cast :  Ben Affleck : Joe Coughlin Chris Messina : Dion Bartolo Zoe Saldana : Graciela Director : Ben...

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Bokeh (2017)

On a romantic getaway to Iceland, a young American couple wake up one morning to discover every person on earth has disappeared. Their struggle to survive and to reconcile the mysterious event lead them to reconsider everything they know about themselves and the world. Genre : SF/Drama Country : Iceland...

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Shovel Buddies (2016)

When I was seven, I met my best friends. They were idiots, and I loved them for it. We did everything together. No matter what, we had each other’s backs. Nothing could change that, even when this jackass got cancer. A while ago I skipped the movie “Swiss Army man”...

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Alone in Berlin (2016)

Berlin, 1940. Working class couple Otto and Anna Quangel receive the news that their only son has lost his life in the battlefield and decide to resist the Nazi regime in their very own way. Soon the Gestapo is hunting “the threat”. Genre : Drama Country : UK/France/Germany Cast : ...

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Hush (2016)

A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window. Genre : Horror Country : USA Cast :  Kate Siegel : Maddie John Gallagher Jr. :  Man Director : Mike “Oculus” Flanagan...

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Morgan (2016)

A corporate risk-management consultant must decide whether or not to terminate an artificially created humanoid being. Genre : SF Country : USA Cast :  Anya Taylor-Joy : Morgan Kate Mara :  Lee Weathers Toby Jones : Dr. Simon Ziegler Director : Luke Scott My opinion “Look, this wasn’t Morgan’s fault....

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Lights out (2016)

When her little brother, Martin, experiences the same events that once tested her sanity, Rebecca works to unlock the truth behind the terror, which brings her face to face with an entity that has an attachment to their mother, Sophie. Genre : Horror Country : USA Cast :  Teresa Palmer...

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The other side of the Door (2016)

A family lives an idyllic existence abroad until a tragic accident takes the life of their young son. The inconsolable mother learns of an ancient ritual that will bring him back to say a final goodbye. She travels to an ancient temple, where a door serves as a mysterious portal...

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Sully (2016)

On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed “Sully”, glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the...

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Short movie : Ghost Nets (2016)

The discovery that three surfers make whilst camping on a deserted beach shows them that everything washes ashore eventually. Genre : Drama/Short Country : UK Cast :  Joe Sowerbutts : Neal Bruce Lawrence :  Jack Charlotte Mounter : Matilda Director : Mark Bousfield My opinion “That doesn’t mean that I...

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Crushed (2015)

A young woman returns home to her family vineyard after her father dies in an accident on the winery. But when his death is ruled a murder and her mother becomes the prime suspect she must uncover the truth. Genre : Mystery/Thriller Country : Australia Cast :  Sarah Bishop :...

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Alice through the looking glass (2016)

Alice returns to the magical world of Underland, only to find the Hatter in a horrible state. With the help of her friends, Alice must travel through time to save the Mad Hatter and Underland’s fate from the evil clutches of the Red Queen and a clock like creature, known...

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The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. When they arrive a man named Rom who works for Leopold attacks the village they are at and captures Tarzan and Jane. With the help...

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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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All out Dysfunktion! (2016)

Six odd ball Hollywood types, each with their own dysfunctional personalities live under the roof of the same mansion. They’re only common thread is they all have rooms for rent. Dysfunktion is an laugh out loud comedic take on the drama that ensues in a day when that many people...