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Dark Encounter (2019)

It’s incredibly hard to imagine that four adults … … and a dog! … four adults and a dog simply vanished in the course of an hour. I saw “G-Loc” a while ago. And my first thought now was:  “Why not try another SF?“. Not only because it’s one of...

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Come to Daddy (2019)

I once accidentally kicked a guy’s ear off. I didn’t mean to, but the fucker flew off. I could see right into his skull. Elijah Wood always makes for pleasant surprises. In terms of his choice of films, you cannot say that he plays it safe. His choices are always...

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A Good Woman is Hard to Find (2019)

Just let sleeping dogs lie. The moment you see Sarah (Sarah “The Lazarus Effect” Bolger) turning the house upside down while looking for batteries for her non-working vibrator and hear her say “Thank you Jesus” a little later with visible relief, it seems as if she’s a completely different character...

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The Vanishing (2019)

Okay, as far as I can see it, this… this is payback! For having to live the rest of my life with his face etched into my brain.   Every now and then I come across a completely unknown film I don’t really expect much from, despite the presence of...

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Gretel & Hansel (2020)

Tell me the fairy tale again. It’s too scary, you’ll start seeing things that aren’t there.   In recent years we have been flooded with live-action versions of well-known Disney fairy tales. These usually follow the fairytale story without deviation. Even the appearance and atmosphere are mostly identical to the...

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Quien a hierro mata (2019)

One harsh word or lack of respect for my father, and I come here and raise hell.   Revenge movies. Nothing is more fun than watching a blood-curdling film in which a victim, who has been beaten to a pulp or almost tortured to death, resurrects and ruthlessly and cruelly...

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The Way Back (2020)

I’m surprised you could keep him out of the bar long enough to hold practice.   There are lots of similar sports movies like “The Way Back“. Moralistic stories about how a trainer manages to bring a floundering team to unprecedented heights. Preferably, the team consists of a few foul-mouthed...

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El Hoyo – The Platform (2019)

Don’t speak to the people below. Why? Because they’re down below. The people above won’t answer you. Why? Because they’re above. Obviously!   “El Hoyo” is not just a frightening movie. It’s a movie with a moral. A film that makes you think. Could you call it horror? You could...

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A night of Horror : Nightmare Radio (2019)

Are you a fan of horror anthology films (such as “Tales from the crypt“, “Creepshow“, “Tales of Halloween”, “XX” or “Tale of Tales”)? Well, you might as well like this movie. Provided you are not an avid lover of short films and continuously seek for horror short films on YouTube...

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Guns Akimbo (2019)

I would have shot you in the dick, if the target wasn’t so small.   “Guns Akimbo” is too absurd for words. It’s absolute nonsense and you shouldn’t take it too seriously. It’s “over the top” pulp and looks as if it’s based on some Asian comic strip. But believe...

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The Perfection (2018)

All that time with Anton, the practice, the performances, the pressure to be perfect.   Whenever I read newsflashes about films that make people suffer from migraine attacks and even make them sick, my curiosity is immediately awakened. The final verdict can go two ways. Or the film indeed has...

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Uncut Gems (2019)

That’s a million dollar opal you are holding. Straight from the Ethiopian Jewish tribe.   Are you in the middle of a nasty divorce? Or are you at home on sick leave because of burnout due to your stressful job that demands too much from you? Or are those two...

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Giant Little Ones (2018)

It never would have happened if we weren’t wasted.   Just like in chemistry class at the start of the film, there’s a lot of intense experimenting among the youngsters in this movie. Especially sexually. However, when this experimenting turns out bad for Ballas (Darren Mann), he starts losing his...

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The Professor (2019)

What kind of cancer is it? It’s, uh, it’s lung cancer. You don’t smoke. No. I can now.   Let me start in a cheeky and derogatory tone. Let’s take Jack Sparrow, promote him to be an eloquent university professor teaching literature and tell him that he’s terminally ill. If...

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Ready or not (2019)

So, at midnight you have to play a game. It’s just something we do when someone new joins the family.   I have to revise my opinion about the horror/comedy cross-over urgently after seeing “Monster Party” and “The dead don’t die” this year. “Ready or not” is yet another film...

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The Prodigy (2019)

You took my son’s soul… you can’t have his body   Murderous children or those possessed by dark forces appear in horror movies on a regularly base. Sometimes it’s a diabolical power that possesses them. Damien from “The Omen” and Regan in “The Exorcist” are good examples. Or it’s the...

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The dead don’t die (2019)

This isn’t gonna end well. Life is full of surprises. First of all, the location where I saw this film. I thought it was a unique experience. I watched “The dead don’t die” outdoors in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. And yes, this is something I don’t do too often....

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The Professor and the Madman (2019)

If I am to fashion a book, I’ll need a spine. Sometimes you are awed by cinema films because of the immensely beautiful special effects and the use of unparalleled images. The other time it’s the inventiveness of a story and the way it’s structured. And in other films, you...

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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

I’m not working with this guy. I’ve been there, done that. The minute he gets involved, you can kiss goodbye to any finesse because She-Hulk here only knows how to smash. Yeah, Mr. Arson here only knows how to blow shit up. When I was at the cinema with my...

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Quick review : A Dark Place (2018)

Getting the job done the easy way, is like running away from the problem. Because dealing with the problem is… It takes hard work.   I have a preference for the more unknown movies that are released weekly. The indie film world is lively and inexhaustible. The sad thing is...

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Avengement (2019)

So…prison turned you into a stone-cold killer, did it? Nah, prison didn’t. You and my brother did. I’ve just seen the Philippine revenge film “Maria” in which a beautiful woman beats up everyone she encounters. And before I know it, the next one presents itself already. This time it’s a...

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The Outsider (2018)

When you dishonor your boss and you want to show remorse, you give your finger. It’s called otoshimae. I see you’ve got all your fingers. Even though I don’t have any affinity with Japanese culture as such and mostly ignore Asian films, I couldn’t resist giving “The Outsider”  a chance....

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Zoo (2018)

Film Review : Zoo Come on, it’s just some big pharmaceutical company trying to cash in. Admit it, the zombie horror genre has been thoroughly milked in recent years. Last years the market is flooded with films in which a global epidemic causes the rise of a maddened mob of...

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Ben is back (2018)

Film Review : Ben is Back Here’s the deal, and it is not negotiable. You get a day. Films about addictions and the destructive effect on family life and personal well-being. I have a hard time dealing with it. “Beautiful Boy” made a crushing impression on me recently. I was...

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A Vigilante (2018)

Film Review : A Vigilante I’m looking out the window, and the trucks won’t stop coming. Anyone saw “John Doe: Vigilante“? No? I hope you’re not going to waste your time on that one. Just put that intention aside and watch the movie “A vigilante” instead. The latter is much...

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The Mule (2018)

Film Review : The Mule Family’s the most important thing. Work’s fine, if it’s in second position. But first position should be family. “The Old Man & the Gun” might be the piece de résistance of Robert Redford. “The Mule” might be the grand finale in Clint Eastwood’s career. This...

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T-34 (2018)

Film Review : T-34 I’ll give you another chance. You choose and prepare a Russian tank crew. On a designated day at the shooting range, you show your science, to my cadets. You won’t have ammunition. Just your skill. If you die … you die as a soldier on the...

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Halloween (2018)

He’s no longer dormant. He only knows how to keep moving and to keep killing. And he will kill again unless he’s captured. Exactly 40 years ago the film “Halloween“, directed by John Carpenter, was released. A milestone in the slasher genre. It was in this film that Laurie Strode...

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Incident in a Ghostland (2018)

Jesus Christ. It’s Rob Zombie’s house. They came up with the following slogans for “Hereditary“: “The scariest film ever” and “A highlight in horror in the last 50 years“. Well, I wonder what they would say about “Incident in a Ghostland“? I won’t say this is the most masterful horror...

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The old man & the gun (2018)

Well, what do you do then? Well, that’s a secret. With “The Old Man & the Gun“, we probably say goodbye to a real film legend. According to some sources, Robert Redford wants to draw a line under his rich film career in a stylish way. In my opinion, he...

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Cargo (2017)

We have no idea what it was that bit you. It had fingers, Andy! Fuck! If there’s one genre with so many releases that you get tired of it, it’s certainly the zombie genre. I’m sure this kind of movies is made on a daily basis. Movies in which infected...

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Painless (2017)

Every once in a while, nature makes a mistake. The beginning explains a lot. First, footage of an adorable-looking 2-year-old, growing up and having one injury after the other. And again and again, you get this emotionless stare because he turns out to be numb to pain. In addition, there’s...

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Thoroughbreds (2017)

First it was borderline personality,then severe depression, yesterday, she said it was antisocial with schizoid tendency. She’s basically just flipping to random pages of the DSM-5and throwing medications at me. But I have a perfectly healthy brain. It just doesn’t contain feelings. There are films that aren’t much of a...

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Adrift (2018)

It’s intense. The infinite horizon. After a few days, I feel reborn. You know, just you, the wind and the sound of the boat cutting through the ocean. When you compare “Adrift” with the movie “All is lost“, where Robert Redford sailed across the ocean on board of a huge...

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The night eats the World (2018)

The hardest part is… not knowing what’s happened to them. If there’s one horror genre that pops up ad nauseam, it’s that of zombies. Not a month goes by without a release in which undeath feast on innocent non-infected fellow humans. Since the cult film “Night of the Living Dead”...

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A prayer before dawn (2017)

I don’t know what you’re fucking saying, I don’t understand. What an impressive film. You won’t get a feeling of excitement or relaxation after watching it. It’ll rather leave a bad taste in your mouth. It was as if the smell of blood, rancid food, vomit, and sweat has nestled...

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Avengers : Infinity War (2018)

Smile. For even in death, you have become Children of Thanos. Me and superheroes. We have a kind of love-hate relationship. One moment I’m really enjoying the character or the story. At that time jealousy bubbles up and I wished I had those specific powers in my daily life. And...

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Downsizing (2017)

I’m Dusan Mirkovic, your neighbor. Neighbors are friends. Friends tell friends the truth. Okay, maybe sometimes I’m a little bit asshole, but the world needs assholes. Otherwise where would shit go out. Are you expecting a movie such as “Honey, I shrunk the kids” or something similar to “Gulliver’s Travels”...

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Euthanizer (2018)

Everyone has to pay for the pain that they’ve caused. Pain needs to be balanced. Armomurhaaja (original title) Every detail was just perfect in this Finnish low-budget indie. From the first second this film intrigued me and managed to hold my full attention. Not only the magnificent acting of Matti...

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Rampage (2018)

“Like my grandpappy always said: us assholes gotta stick together.” An obscure company conducting scientific experiments related to genetic manipulation on animals on a space station, get the horrible news something terrible has gone wrong. Then you see one of the female crew members getting away by means of an...

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Hunting Emma (2017)

Geweld kweek geweld. Ek wil ’n ou hê wat die ander wang kan draai. ’n Gentle ou. Punt. Quote from Channel 24 : “Jagveld”. The local skop, skiet and donner flick. It’s quite obvious that I’d compare this one with the movie “Revenge“, which I’ve seen recently. Both films take...

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Revenge (2017)

Even for your tiny little oyster brain, it shouldn’t be too difficult to understand. So, I’ll ask you again. Did my height change since yesterday ? I was watching “Revenge” already for a while and I was still wondering who played Richard. I was stunned when I found out it’s...

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Just say goodbye (2017)

My opinion on “Just say goodbye” “That was the first of hundreds of conversations between us. Most came easy. And some a little harder. And one would change my life forever” It’s not necessary to have a bunch of overwhelming special effects to make a great film. Or well-paid world-famous...

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Please stand by (2017)

“Like Spock, for example. He’s half-human, half-alien. He has trouble dealing with his emotions. Where did it say that? That’s just how he is.” Although “Please stand by” is a fairly predictable film and unrestrainedly endeavors to strike a sensitive nerve, I’m all for such a type of film. The...

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Annihilation (2018)

“Blackwater National Park reported that a lighthouse was surrounded by something they termed “a shimmer.” One of the wardens went in to investigate. Never returned.” Let me get right to the point. “Annihilation” isn’t exactly an easy SF. This horrifying SciFi can join the group of “the more intellectual looking...

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

“I think we got, like, sucked into the game. And we’ve become the avatars that we chose.” I was sure about one thing. A remake of “Jumanji” is the same as repainting the Mona Lisa and exhibiting this copy. Ridiculous, inglorious, and unnecessary. I was afraid this movie would be...

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Jack goes home (2016)

“There’s nothing to do or say. Um… we live, we drive, we crash, we die. Had to happen sometime.” Coincidentally, I’ve just seen “Marrowbone“. A film about someone who has difficulties in processing the loss of a loved one. And when I was about halfway with “Jack goes home“, I...

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Marrowbone (2017)

Once you cross that line, there’ll be no memories. Our story begins here. Do you like a decent ghost story? And does the subject of a traumatizing experience that affects the human psyche of an individual, stimulate your curiosity? I guess “Marrowbone” is a suitable film for you. Don’t let...

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Better watch out (2017)

“I am not drunk and I am not a kiddo. You’re 12. Thirteen in a few weeks. I’m mature for my age. I know. If I were your age, I’d date you.” Believe it or not, I found this “Home Alone” slasher version reasonably amusing. If you think this is...

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Entanglement (2017)

“You’re riding a girl’s bike! It’s UNISEX!” Initially, I thought I would be presented with yet another rom-com. In retrospect “Entanglement” is a kind of romantic comedy. But in a bizarre way. This felt like an outsider of all romantic comedies. The beginning isn’t exactly a comical theme. But strangely...

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Mom and Dad (2017)

My opinion on “Mom and Dad” “I mean, I used to be Brent… and you used to be Kendall… and now we’re just… Mom and Dad.” I’m sure some parents will experience it in their life. The moment you get a bit tired of your offspring. That you would love...

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Brawl in cell block 99 (2017)

A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly. Genre : Crime/Drama Country : USA Cast : Vince Vaughn : Bradley Thomas Jennifer Carpenter : Lauren Thomas Don Johnson : Warden Tuggs Director : S. Craig Zahler My opinion on “Brawl in Cell Block 99”...

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Paddington 2 (2017)

“Paddington wouldn’t hesitate if any of us needed help! He looks for the good in all of us.” We have an annual tradition. The last day of the year we go to the cinema with the whole family to end that year with a cozy family film. This year the...

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Man down (2015)

In a post-apocalyptic America, former U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer searches desperately for the whereabouts of his son, accompanied by his best friend and a survivor. Genre : Drama/Thriller Country : USA Cast : Shia LaBeouf : Gabriel Drummer Jai Courtney : Devin Roberts Kate Mara : Natalie Drummer Director :...

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Message from the king (2016)

A mysterious outsider named Jacob King from South Africa arrives in Los Angeles to avenge his younger sister’s death. Genre : Thriller Country : USA/UK/Belgium Cast : Chadwick Boseman : Jacob King Luke Evans : Wentworth Alfred Molina : Preston Director : Fabrice du Welz My opinion on “Message from...

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The book of Henry (2017)

With instructions from her genius son’s carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather. Genre : Drama/Thriller Country : USA Cast : Jaeden Lieberher: Henry Naomi Watts : Susan Jacob Tremblay : Peter Director : Colin Trevorrow My...

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Realive (2016)

Marc is diagnosed with a disease and is given one year left to live. Unable to accept his own end, he decides to freeze his body. Sixty years later, in the year 2084, he becomes the first man to be revived in history. It is then he discovers that the...

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We go on (2016)

Paralyzed by his fear of dying, Miles Grissom takes out an advert offering 30000 dollars in reward money to the first person who can show him evidence of an angel, a demon, or prove that ghosts exist – anything to prove to him that we go on after our deaths....

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Remember (2015)

With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person responsible for the death of his family. Genre : Thriller/Drama Country : Canada/Mexico/Germany Cast : Christopher Plummer : Zev Guttman Martin Landau : Max Rosenbaum Dean Norris...

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Revolt (2017)

The story of humankind’s last stand against a cataclysmic alien invasion. In the war-ravaged African countryside, a U.S. soldier and a French foreign aid worker team up to survive the alien onslaught. Their bond will be tested as they search for refuge across a crumbling world. Genre : SF Country...

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Life (2017)

A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form, that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth. Genre : SF Country : USA Cast : Jake Gyllenhaal : David Jordan Rebecca Ferguson : Miranda North Hiroyuki Sanada...

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Collateral Beauty (2016)

When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy, he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. But it’s not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that...

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Hold me (2016)

Hold Me is the story of Hannah, a woman whose job it is to hold and console people who are being voluntarily euthanized. Genre : Drama Country : Canada/USA Cast : Hannah Fierman : Hannah Laura Kenny : Hannah’s mother Robert Krakovski : Vincent Director : Tease Snyder My opinion...

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The Devil’s Candy (2015)

A struggling painter is possessed by satanic forces after he and his young family move into their dream home in rural Texas, in this creepy haunted-house tale. Genre : Horror Country : USA Cast :  Ethan Embry : Jesse Hellman Kiara Glasco :  Zooey Hellman Pruitt Taylor Vince : Ray...

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Animals (2014)

This movie tells the story of Jude and Bobbie: a young couple that exist somewhere between homelessness and the fantasy of their imaginations. Though they masterfully con and steal in an attempt to stay one step ahead of their addiction, they are ultimately forced to face the reality of their...

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Arrival (2016)

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – led by expert linguist Louise Banks – is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take...

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Time out of Mind (2014)

George seeks refuge at Bellevue Hospital, a Manhattan intake center for homeless men, where his friendship with a fellow client helps him try to repair his relationship with his estranged daughter. Genre : Drama Country : USA Cast :  Richard Gere : George Ben Vereen :  Dixon Jena Malone :...

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Star Trek Beyond (2016)

After stopping off at Starbase Yorktown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by a powerful, unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find...

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The Magnificent Seven (2016)

With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more...

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Mr. Church (2016)

“Mr. Church” tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook – Henry Joseph Church. What begins as a six month arrangement instead spans into fifteen years and creates a family bond that lasts forever....

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Come back to me (2014)

Sarah and Josh are married suburbanites. After a car accident, Sarah suffers blackouts. As her life spirals she hides a camera in her home and unlocks a horrific secret with far-reaching consequences. Genre : Horror/Mystery Country : USA Cast :  Katie Walder : Sarah Nathan Keyes : Dale Matt Passmore...

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31 (2016)

The day before Halloween, five carnival employees are kidnapped and held hostage in an isolated compound known as “Murderworld”. On Halloween, they are thrown into a sadistic game called “31” where they must survive 12 hours against a gang of maniacs dressed like clowns. It’s time to play 31. Genre...