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Stream These 10 Movies Before They Leave Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

If you are like me then you might probably have dozens of movies added to your Netflix watch list. But then sometimes I don’t find them there, and then I have to search the internet to find out that they were removed from the streaming platform. And that’s just sad!

I wish that just like Netflix provides us with a list of “Coming soon”, it needs to have a list of “Going soon”, it will just make life easier. But until then you can refer to articles like this one.

The streaming giant will be saying goodbye to the below-mentioned titles in May 2021, and we are sharing our pick of 10 movies that you should stream before they leave Netflix.

The One I Love (2014)

This film falls in the category of rom-com thriller. Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass are starring as a married couple with relationship woes. Their relationship is on the brink of collapsing when they decide to go on a weekend getaway. However, during the getaway, they encounter unusual troubles which further complicates their situation.

Quartet (2012)

This is a comedy-drama film based on the play Quartet by Ronald Harwood. At a British retirement home for musicians, things stir up at the arrival of a once-popular opera diva. The residents’ musicians of the home, revive their glory days once a year for a benefit concert, but this time things get sour as old heartbreaks and rivalries resurface, with the presence of the legendary diva.

Cake (2018)

In this Pakistani comedy-drama film, we witness a family dealing with love, loss, and life and death. It is about two sisters, one of whom is taking care of her old parents, and the other who lives abroad. The two of them reconnect when their parents’ health worsens, which creates conflicts and tensions.

Trumbo (2015)

This is a biographical drama film starring Bryan Cranston as the successful 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Trumbo’s career abruptly ends when he is blacklisted from Hollywood for his political views. It has a great supporting cast which makes it even more lively. 

Moonlight (2016)

It is an American coming-of-age drama film, about an African-American boy growing up in Miami. We follow the boy’s life journey to adulthood, his everyday struggles as he copes with his identity and sexuality.

My Week with Marilyn (2011)

This movie focuses on a specific moment of Marilyn Monroe’s career, the making of the 1957 film “The Prince and the Showgirl” where she was teamed with Laurence Olivier. During the production, a member of the film’s crew Colin Clark grew close to Monroe, and we get to see a unique perspective on the actress’s life through his lens.

The Help (2011)

The period drama film is based on Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 novel of the same name. In 1960s Mississippi, an aspiring author decides to write a book on African-American maids’ daily struggles and their point of view on the white families for which they work.

Julie & Julia (2009)

This film is based on a true story. It follows the lives of two women who share a love for food and cooking. Julie Powell is a New York-based blogger, who challenges herself to cook all 524 recipes in the popular book by Julia Child. We get to see the story of Child’s start in the cooking profession and the challenges Julie faces to emulate Child’s cooking techniques.

Milk (2008)

This is a biopic about Harvey Milk, who becomes the first openly gay person to be elected to political office in California. Milk was an American activist and faced several difficulties while fighting for gay rights and winning a seat in the public office.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

This movie is based on the true story of Chris Gardner, a man who in the face of extreme despair, refuses to quit. Chris is a homeless salesman and a single parent, who struggles to find work and raise his 5-year-old son.

Happy Viewing!

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Oscar Winners 2021 And Where To Stream Them

by Kaylen Summers

This year’s Academy Award® winners are now officially announced and it is much easier to watch these movies than in the last years. Here is the list of this year’s Oscar winners and where you can stream them.

Nomadland

🏆 Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress in a Leading Role

What is it about: After losing everything in the Great Recession, a woman in her sixties, embarks on a journey as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.


The Father

🏆 Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Adapted Screenplay

What is it about: All Bimbo ever wanted was to be a father to his children and a husband to his wife, but providence has a different plan altogether.


Soul

🏆 Best Animated Feature Film, Best Original Score

What is it about: A jazz musician takes a wrong step into the Great Before, where he tries to help an infant soul in order to return to reality.


Mank

🏆 Best Cinematography, Best Production Design

What is it about: Citizen Kane is one of the most iconic movies of Hollywood. Director David Fincher takes us through the tale of how screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his struggles in crafting the movie.


Sound of Metal

🏆 Best Sound Design, Best Film Editing

What is it about: A heavy-metal drummer’s life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.


Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

🏆 Best Costume Design, Best Make-Up & Hairstyling

What is it about: A heavy-metal drummer’s life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.


Judas And The Black Messiah

🏆 Best Original Song, Best Actor in a Supporting Role

What is it about: Offered a plea deal by the FBI, William O’Neal infiltrates the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party to gather intelligence.


Promising Young Woman

🏆 Best Original Screenplay

What is it about: A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.


Tenet

🏆 Best Original Screenplay

What is it about: A Protagonist is on a mission that will unfold into something vital for the survival of the entire world.


My Octopus Teacher

🏆 Best Documentary

What is it about: A Protagonist is on a mission that will unfold into something vital for the survival of the entire world.

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Netflix’s Top 10 Nature Documentaries To Watch This Weekend

by Kaylen Summers

Nature is always fascinating. Netflix is making it even more fascinating with their nature documentaries. Here are the top 10 documentaries that will make you fall in love with nature. 

Our Planet

⌛8 Parts 

What is it about: The high-definition nature film takes us to places on the earth where life is thriving and where it is deeply struggling due to climate changes.


Night on Earth: Shot in the Dark

⌛59m 

What is it about:  The documentary takes us through the unseen world of animals and insects that thrive in the darkness of the nights.


Seaspiracy

1h 30m 

What is it about:  A filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species — and uncovers alarming global corruption


Chasing Coral

1h 29m 

What is it about:  The movie explores the tragic effect of coral bleaching and how it impacts the oceanic ecosystem


Mission Blue

1h 47m 

What is it about:  Presenting the life and work of oceanographer, marine biologist, and environmentalist Sylvia Earle.


Kiss the Ground

1h 24m

What is it about:  Earth’s topsoil is being depleted. Now, it is up to us to stand up and adopt regenerative agriculture to save it.


The Ivory Game

1h 52m

What is it about:  Many elephants are being slaughtered in Africa and Asia. The documentary undercovers and documents the global ivory crisis.


Dancing with the Birds

51m

What is it about:  Directed by Huw Cordey and narrated by Stephen Fry, Dancing with the Birds is about exotic birds and their mating rituals.


David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet

⌛1h 23m

What is it about:  Former special forces agent Roy Pulver is trapped in a time loop of the day he gets murdered.

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Most Watched Movies On Streaming This April 2021

by Kaylen Summers

Looking for the best movies to watch this weekend?! Then check out these popular titles available on your streaming services.

Love and Monsters

⌛1h 49m 📺 Action, Adventure

What is it about:  Joel Dawson is out to find his high school girlfriend Aimee in a world taken over by monsters.


Color Out of Space

⌛1h 51m 📺Sci-Fi, Mystery

What is it about: In a remote farmstead in rural New England, a family notices that a recently crashed meteorite is infecting their land and properties.


Girl

⌛1h 32m 📺 Mystery, Thriller

What is it about: When a young woman returns home to kill her abusive father, she found him already dead. Now, she must save herself from the same fate.


Thunder Force

⌛1h 47m 📺Action, Adventure

What is it about:Two childhood friends become a crime-fighting superhero duo and goes on to fight the evil miscreants.


Arlo the Alligator Boy

⌛1h 32m 📺 Comedy, Animation

What is it about: A half-human- half-alligator boy leaves his sheltered life in the swamp and search for his long-lost father.


Doctor Bello

⌛1h 35m 📺 Drama,  Adventure

What is it about: A cancer specialist forms an unlikely bond with seven-year-old Sam. He must seek the help from Doctor Bello to help save the kid’s life.


Spontaneous

⌛1h 42m 📺 Horror, Fantasy

What is it about: Students in a high school started exploding. Mara and Dylan are left to survive a world where any moment can be their last.


African Safari

⌛1h 22m 📺Drama, Comedy

What is it about:The Lion Whisperer, Kevin Richardson takes us on an extraordinary journey across the most spectacular sceneries on earth.


Why Did You Kill Me?

⌛1h 23m 📺 Documentary

What is it about: When 24-year-old Crystal Theobald gets killed, her devastated family used social media to track down her murders.


Time

⌛1h 21m 📺 Documentary

What is it about: Fox Rich is fighting for her husband’s released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary while raising her six sons.

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Mortal Kombat (2021) Review: Feels More Like A Fan-Made Prequel

by Kaylen Summers

Mortal Kombat is one of the most famous fighting games out there. The latest screen adaptation of the video game came this month with Simon McQuoid. Similar to its previous attempt, the movie failed to craft a coherent plot around the iconic video game characters. The game is heart-snatching, limp-hacking, and brutally body-splitting. However, this gore never got fully fulfilled on screen.

If you are able to withstand the techno music, the first ten minutes of director Simon McQuoid’s debut movie will feel most glorious with its rich cinematography by Germain McMicking- famous for his work in the ‘True Detective’ series. The setup introduces us to the characters Bi-Han (Joe Taslim) and Hanzo Hasashi (Hiroyuki Sanada), who eventually becomes the mortal enemies Sub-Zero and Scorpion. All the characters-even Hanzo’s wife and children- received great attention and detail in this scene. Since it is supposed to serve as the backbone for the whole movie’s plot, it deserves that. The acting, emotions, and conflicts between the two key characters felt real and intense.

Unfortunately, the remaining movie fails desperately to live up to the hype created by the initial motives. One major overshadowing factor is that Hanzo’s son doesn’t feel the need for revenge for his father’s death. He is living happily with his family and his intentions are just to protect them from any threats. This devalues the whole initial scene of the movie. Other than the fact that they are being chased by other-world demons or ‘fighters’, characters like Sonya Blade  (Jessica McNamee), and Kano (Josh Lawson) have no large motive to even participate in this whole exercise. They have no backstories, no motives, and nothing to accomplish.  They are there because they are in the game.

Screenwriters Greg Russo and Dave Callaham penned a very thin outline of a story in a major Hollywood production and the output feels less good than a Power Rangers TV show from the 90’s. Let’s not forget to mention that Dave Callaham also worked in the movie,  Wonder Woman 1984. That explains a lot!!

Cole Young in Mortal Kombat 2021

Mortal Kombat count have taken lessons from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It had the potential to be built into a whole new universe and fans would have really enjoyed it as well. Each character could have given their own origin story and later a solid team up for the final compact.  However, the producers ignored the successful story-telling techniques and decided to fit too many characters into a single movie with nonsensical dialogue, techno music and some blood and guts- just because it’s R-rated.

Hollywood!! You’ve failed us once again!

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10 Amazing Animated Films Worth Watching On Disney+

by Kaylen Summers

If you are looking for some good animated films to watch on Disney +, then here are a few:

Finding Nemo

A good old classic, feel-good story about a tiny little fish, Nemo, this is a heart-warming film that will tear you up a bit. But it is the good kind of tears after which you will find yourself smiling endlessly.

Beauty and the Beast

This is a timeless tale of being loved for who you are. Re-told time and again in various forms, the original animated film of 1991 is still the best version of this amazing fairy tale.

Cinderella

Cinderella is the classic Disney princess who is now a cultural icon. Cakes, dresses, accessories, theme parks – you name it and there inevitably is a Cinderella version of it! Watch this original animated film of 1950 to indulge in the story of the modest girl who became a princess in glass slippers!

Alice in Wonderland

There have been plenty of versions of this timeless tale. The most classic is this 1951 animated film that keeps intact original style, narration, and visual world-building.

Bambi

One of the best-animated films of all times, Bambi captures nature, animal life and combines it with emotions so beautifully that you forget you are not one among the ones in the forest!

Frozen

One of the world’s most-watched animated film franchise, Frozen, and its sequels is something you cannot ignore. Toys, merchandise, confectionery, food – you name it and there is a Frozen-themed version of it! Watch the film to know why the world is crazy over this film.

The Lion King

This is Disney’s crown jewel of all times. The 1994 film has so many fans world over that 25 years down the line, people are still willing to watch any and every version of it!

Mulan

This 1998 animated film precedes the 2020 live-action version of the same. One of the most inspiring, politically relevant films of all times, Mulan is the story of a Chinese girl forced to fight in disguise as a man.

Ratatouille

This timeless tale about a rat who becomes a master chef in Paris is all about dreaming and making them come true. A feast for the eyes, heart and stomach, watch this film to really get to the heart of animated storytelling.

Zootopia

Zootopia is one of Disney’s recent hits that went ahead to win the Oscar. A masterclass in world-building and storytelling, Zootopia is a delight to watch.

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Mind-Blowing Film Theories That Are Too Awesome

by Kaylen Summers

The movies that we see are often told in a single perspective. This means that there are many versions of the same story that are yet to be discovered. Here are some of the crazy movie theories that are sure to leave your head scratching.

Fast & Furious movies are the imagination of a child playing with Hot Wheels cars.

All the events of the Lego movie is said to be the happening of two siblings playing with their lego set. Now, imagine the same scenario with the Hot Wheels. What if all the fast and furious movies are imagined by a child playing with Hot Wheels cars. Since the movies are heavily focused on the “family” theme, the kid can even be an orphan playing with his toys in a foster home. This easily explains why many dead characters are returning back to the franchise and how these people continue to accomplish many of the physics-defying stunts.

Game of Thrones is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

This may sound absurd at first, but it would be super cool if it was actually true. Many movie theories have suggested that the The Stark Family of the beloved TV Show Game of Thrones are the ancestors to Tony Stark aka Iron Man. They point out that the king in GoT sits on the Iron Throne and the title of Iron Man comes from this. GoT or not, Robert Downey Jr will always be the king of MCU in all our hearts.

Kevin Spacey’s character Se7en is not the actual killer

There are multiple clues to prove this theory is actually true. The character’s name is mentioned as John Doe. It is the name primarily given to unnamed people in hospitals, making it not his actual game.The theoretical real killer could easily get an amnesiac from a hospital and tell him that he should get  killed by Brad Pitt. The second major clue is that during the entire film we never saw any of the killings and could never verify that it was Spacey’s character who did it.

Endgame is a alternate reality created by Wanda

In the Disney Plus show, Wandavision, we see Wanda creating different realities to get over Vision’s death. This has many speculating that the Scarlet Witch made up all of Endgame for the same reason. If it is the case, then the whole world would be still affected by the snap. Some take this theory even further and say that she altered reality long before, straight from Avengers: Age of Ultron, after the death of her brother. What do you think about this?!

Marie is actually dead in Malcolm & Marie

In the Netflix original Malcolm & Marie, we can see a lot of instances in which Malcolm is behaving oddly. Movie audiences are theorizing that the possible reason for this is that Marie is actually dead. She committed suicide a few years back and the whole night’s argument is Malcolm confronting his feelings and struggling to overcome his guilt of not thanking her or failing to save her. 

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9 Netflix Zombie Movies To Watch As You Wait For ‘Army Of The Dead’

by Kaylen Summers

Zack Synder is all set and ready to release his new Zombie movie, ‘Army of The Dead‘. Here are a few Zombie apocalypse movies to watch on Netflix as you wait for the movie.

Alive

As a deadly virus turns people into monstrous man-eaters, one man manages to stay locked in his apartment to preserve himself against all odds. Digitally cut off and desperate to help himself out, Alive is a chilling story of survival and courage.

Cargo

Amid a pandemic of a virus that turns people into rabid beings within 48 hours, a father tries to seek out someone who will protect his infant daughter. Things get difficult and death looms around. He must now do everything to stay alive for himself and his baby girl.

Ravenous

Set in the quiet town of Quebec, this Canadian thriller follows the journey of a group of people who join forces to flee their zombie infested town with everything they have and can hold on to.

Day of the Dead: Bloodline

One of two remakes of Romero’s original 1985 film Day of the Dead, this is the story of a medical student and her attempts to escape a human-zombie hybrid who is bent on chasing and having her. This film has all the perfect settings of a creepy Zombie movie that will have you on edge till the end.

`World War Z

World War Z is an American apocalyptic horror action thriller starring Brad Pitt. Set in the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse, the story follows the chaotic attempts for escape by the people of a town that is suddenly taken over by zombies.

KL Zombi

This is the story of a reluctant young boy who turns into a hero out of necessity. When there is an outbreak of the undead in Kuala Lumpur, a young boy finds himself transformed from an anxious fence-sitter to a zombie slayer. Watch this film for some real thrill and heroic moments.

Zombieland

Zombieland is a comic thriller set in a post-apocalyptic world. This is the story of a few confused college students who team up with a local thug to survive a town taken over by zombies. Zombieland is a perfect watch if you are freaking out about the end of the world, but also want some humor in the process.

Rise of the Zombie

This is an Indian Zombie horror film about a photographer who tries to throw himself into work to overcome his troubles but finds himself experiencing strange transformations. This is one of the top-ranked zombie apocalypse movies on Netflix by viewers.

The Silence

Similar to The Quiet Place, this is a film about creatures that hunt by sound. The Silence follows a family that tries their best to stay quiet and hidden from the creatures who have killed almost all of the town.

Phobia 2

A Thai horror film at the outset, ‘Phobia 2’ is a compilation of five short stories – one of which named ‘Backpackers’ is about zombies. The story revolves around two travelers who are on a hitchhiking trail in Thailand. The duo is picked by a trucker. Turns out that the trucker was transporting a load of dead bodies and soon, he holds the boy and girl at a gunpoint for ransom. After a while, the bodies come to life and a zombie killing spree begins.

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Werewolves Within (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A proposed pipeline separates the people of the small town of Beaverfield. However, when a snowstorm traps the residents in a local inn, a newly appointed forest ranger must maintain peace when a mysterious creature is out killing people.

Releasing Date: 25 June 2021

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The Space Between (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The Space between is a comedy drama in which Kelsey Grammer dons the sporty, long and shaggy hair and beard to take up the role as the ageing rock star Micky Adams. The inspiring coming-of-the-age movie is directed by Rachel Winter and stars other prominent talents including Goldani Telles, Paris Jackson, Andy Daly, and William Fichtner.

Releasing Date: 15 June 2021

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The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Adding another episode to the Conjuring universe is the upcoming movie The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. Paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren return to the successful horror franchise and this time they have to deal with the chilling, terrifying, and murderous case. The movie is based on a real-life murder case in which for the first time in history a murder suspect claims to have possessed by a demonic entity as a defense.

Releasing Date: 4 June 2021

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings will introduce the first Asian superhero to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie stars Canadian-Asian actor Simu Liu who will play the titular character. Confronting his past, Shang Chi must overcome the persuasions of the mysterious Ten Rings Organization. Starring along side Simu Liu is Tony Leung, Awkwafina, and Michelle Yeah.

Releasing Date: 3 September 2021

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West Side Story Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

With prominent list of actors, Steven Spielberg is adapting the ‘West Side Story” into a feature film. The latest adaptation of the classical play has Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alrvarez, Mike Faist, Corey Stoll, Brian d’Arcy James, and Curtiss Cook in the major character roles.

Releasing Date: 10 December 2021

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Shutter Island: Was The Ending Already Revealed From The Beginning?!

by Kaylen Summers

Martin Scorsese has given us so many movies great movies in the past and is still continuing to do so. One of his most memorable hits is the psychological thriller Shutter Island. With Leonardo DiCaprio, in the lead role, the movie takes us to a island where a suspicious mental health institution is treating their patients using mysterious methods.

Here is the trailer of the movie:

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD

The main character of the movie is Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule. Both are US Marshals who arrive at the asylum on a remote island to investigate the disappearance of a patients. Most of the patient in the facility are criminals who are diagnosed with strong and violent mental health issue. Since one of such patient is missing, it makes the stakes higher for the investigating officers.

Teddy believes that institution and the governing psychiatrist has something to do with the disappearance. As his investigation progress, he soon uncovers more and more shocking evidences to support his suspicions. Unfortunately, the price he has to pay for these evidences is his own mental breakdown.

Towards the end of the movie comes the most dramatic reveals that Teddy himself is a patient in the asylum. The whole investigation is was just his mind playing with him.

The movie is iconic so many reason and one particular one is the big reveal at the end of the movie. However, what makes this movie a cult classic, is the director’s craftsmanship including so many clues about the ending straight from the beginning of the movie.

Here are a few examples:

No Luggage

The fear of water and meeting the partner only during ferry ride are all clues that connect with the ending twist. Surprisingly, the even more obvious detail is the two Marshals does not bring any luggage even though they knew that they will be staying in the remote island for quite some time. The only possible answer for this is that their luggage are already there at the institution, as one of them is the patient and the other is the doctor.

Nurses are not interested in the interrogation

While being interrogated, the nurses seem to behave bored and less intimidated. The reason for this could be that they already know that Teddy is a patient and they are just participating the whole exercise because their doctors want them too. Hey!! They are just nurses. Not trained actors.

Hallucinations and frequent headaches

Teddy suffers from frequent headaches and hallucinations. The rate of these episodes increases through the course movie and becomes violent and uncontrollable towards the end. This is mainly because he is undergoing major pharmaceutical withdrawal. Without his usual medicines, his hallucinations are returning back to him and as time progresses they are creating some violent episodes.

Scorsese had excelled himself once again with the creation of this modern masterpiece. Feel free to watch the movie again and you will surely find even more hidden details and hints. Makes sure to leave them in the comments below and we will surely update the article with them.

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Riders of Justice (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Starring Mads Mikkelsen, the actor famous for his roles in movies like Doctor Strange and Casino Royale, this gritty thriller is about an ex-military man who takes a path of deadly violence to get revenge on behalf of his dead wife. The movie is a blend of touching moments, humor, and lethal action.

Releasing Date: 21 May 2021

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Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Peter is known for his mischief among other rabbits. No matter how hard he tries, he cannot seem to shake off that reputation. So, he embarks on new adventures outside the garden into the streets where his mischiefs are appreciated. Unfortunately, the fun time doesn’t last long as he lands in more trouble than expected.

Releasing Date:  17 May 2021

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Seance (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Seance is an upcoming horror flick and the directorial debut of filmmaker Simon Barrett. Starring Suli Waterhouse in the leading role, the movie is a blend of several genres including horror, slasher, paranormal and crime. Waterhouse plays the character of Camille who arrives at a all-girls academy. It is her that she join with a group of other girls and summon a spirit.

Releasing Date: 21 May 1993

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Fast and Furious 9 (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Dom and Letty are back in the new teaser trailer for the upcoming installment of the Fast Saga. The movie is a sequel to 2017’s The Fate of the Furious. This is the ninth installment in the main Fast & Furious franchise. Nothing much about the movie has been revealed yet.

Releasing Date: 25 June 2020

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Above Suspicion (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Popular actor Emily Clarke is making a big screen appearance in the upcoming movie Above Suspicion. The movie will have other popular talents like Jack Huston, Sophie Lowe, Chris Mulkey, Omar Miller, Austin Hébert, Karl Glusman,Kevin Dunn and Thora Birch. The action drama is about a newly minted FBI agent recruiting Susan as an informant. As their relationship deepens, the danger around them also elevates to dangerous heights.

Releasing Date: 14 May 2021

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Top 7 Weirdest Movies Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Movies can complex with emotions like joy, tears, rage, anger, etc. Sometimes, it can also be downright silly and weird. Here are some examples that are super weird to watch.

Meet The Feebles

Peter Jackson shot into fame with his epic The Lord Of The Rings movie trilogy. Surprisingly the director did create some weird movies in the past and at the top of that list is the 1980’s movie Meet the Feebles. It is considered as one of the strangest movies from Jackson and is a parody of The Muppets Variety Hour. However, while the Muppets were family-friendly, this one was about drug-addled, tragically deranged characters.

Cannibal! The Musical

Yes! You are right. Cannibal and musical are two things that we cannot possibly associate in our normal thought process. However, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the very same people behind the famous adult animated series South Park, decided to give it a try as their final year project after film school. The result was the 1993 musical parody on the life of Alfred Packer, the first convicted cannibal in the United States.

Tromeo & Juliet

Fans of superhero movies are not unfamiliar with the work of James Gunn. The director has always given us entertaining movies with great comedy and awesome superhero moments. However, anyone who saw Tromeo & Juliet, the first movie that the director worked on, will surely be surprised. Gunn was the writer and associate director in the movie that was a modern-day adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.

F For Fake

Citizen Kane is one of the most brilliant and greatest cinema ever made and is still considered a must-watch for anyone who is looking to make films. How did the director who made such a wonderful film ended up making one of the most senseless movies?! Watch F for Fake, and you will find the answer. Released in 1973, the movie is meant as a metaphor for how he viewed himself.

Oz The Great And Powerful

You heard it right. One of Sam Raimi’s family-friendly movies is the fantasy adventure prequel to The Wizard Of Oz. Unfortunately, the movie titled Oz The Great And Powerful turned out to be weird at places with some awkward characterization and creepy plot points. Coming from the director of Evil Dead, Murder Of A Cat, and Poltergeist, we should have expected that a child-friendly wizard movie would be his comfort zone.

The Straight Story

David Lynch is known as the master of nightmares. Then there is his first drama movie The Straight Story which Disney. The director is surely not comfortable with the change in genre and it is actually evident in the movie. The critics did like the movie and comment on it as ‘a celestial piece of Americana’. Lynch returned to his usual style in with Mulholland Drive in 2001.

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Army Of The Dead (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

From director Zack Synder, Army of the Dead is an upcoming zombie heist movie in which a group of mercenaries decides to steal a Las Vegas casino during a zombie outbreak. With the president planning to nuke the city of Las Vegas to end the zombie plague, they only a limited time to carry out the plan.

Releasing Date: 21 May 2021

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Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson are teaming up once again and this time Salma Hayek is also onboard. Follwing the 2017 hit action-comedy Hitman’s Bodyguard, this upcoming movie serves as a direct sequel and is filled with more chase sequences, shoot-outs, and explosions. Will the bodyguard be able to save the hitman’s wife?!

Releasing Date: June 16, 2021

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8 Vintage Alien Movies That Still Is Entertaining

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some good ol’ space movies that are available for streaming on HBO Max. These vintage golds have a cult following of their own.

Little Shop of Horrors

Not a clear-cut alien movie, but, it has enough spooks to make it out of this world. While working in a flower shop in urban Skid Row, nerdy orphan Seymour Krelborn develops feelings for his fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard. She is berated every day by the owner of the shop Mr. Mushnik. Hoping to turn his luck around and get a more stable life of his own, Seymour decides to test his luck in the floral business and ends up purchasing a bloodthirsty plant from a Chinese Street Vendor.

Fantastic Planet

This movie takes us to a far-off planet named Ygam.  The dominant species of the planet are the Draags. They are a group of blue humanoids who are extremely advanced in both technology and spirituality. Oms, on the other hand, are considerably tiny and the descendants of the humans from the Terra planet. They are considered ignorant animals. Most of them are kept for the entertainment of Draag children, while others lead a hidden life in the wilderness of the planet.

Lifeforce

A space team exploring Halley’s Comet encounters an alien spacecraft with space vampires. They return back to earth and start turning other human beings into zombies. Tom Carlsen, one of the surviving astronauts from the space team realizes what was going on and steps in to get rid of the troubling alien presence.

Destroy All Monsters

Monsters of the world are rounded up and kept away from humanity in a separate area called Monsterland. A race of she-aliens comes to know about this and frees all the monsters across the world. Now, it is up to scientists to save the world from monsters like Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, and many more.

*batteries not included

A greedy tycoon is trying to build a new skyscraper and he is using criminal methods to evacuate the current residence of the soon-to-be-demolished block of apartments. It was doing this time that some tiny mechanical aliens landed there to recharge. Seeing the turn of events and the injustice happening, they decided to stay a little longer and help the people out.

Critters 2

Inhabitants of the Grover’s Bend mistake a batch of unhatched critter eggs as Easter eggs. As the eggs start to hatch, it starts a rampage by the flesh-eating furry creatures from outer space. The horror, comedy movie features Scott Grimes and Liane Curtis and is a wonderful watch if you are a fan of the goofy movies of the late 80s.

Alien

Any list on the genre of alien movies will not be complete without the iconic, cult classic movie Alien. Set in the future, the movie starts with a commercial spaceship picking up a distress signal from a distant planet. A three-member team discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs and a creature from one of the eggs starts to attack them. With an alien parasite planted inside one of the team members, the fate of the entire crew is at stake.

Galaxy Quest

Space shows were a huge deal back in the 1980s. This movie starts off as a parody of those shows and later move on to some serious intergalactic business.  Jason Nesmith is the star of a space-themed television series. He and his other cast members are mistaken as actual space heroes and are taken by a group of alien life forms to save them from an invading menace.

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10 Awesome Political Movies To Watch This Weekend

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the best political movies to watch on your streaming services.

The Coldest Game

Nothing gets more political than a spy-espionage drama. Set during the time of the Cuban missile crisis, this movie tells the story of a troubled math genius. He gets picked for a US-Soviet chess match when the height of the Cold War is at its peak. The American player is forced to be part of deadly espionage and he is left with no choice but to go with it as the tension between the two nations starts to rise.

JFK

Directed by Oliver Stone, JFK is an epic American political thriller that goes through the events leading to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the former president of the United States. The story is told through the eyes of former New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison, who alleged a cover-up that followed after the assassination.

W.

Starring Josh Brolin, this biographical drama portrays the life and struggles of former American President George W. Bush. Oliver Stone also directed this movie, with Stanley Weiser penning. Being the son of Geroge H. W. Bush, Bush always had to go the extra mile to live up to his father’s presidential legacy. Every decision he makes gets constantly evaluated. However, he overcame it to become one of the best US presidents.

The Final Year

This one and the half-hour-long documentary gives you first-hand experience of the diplomatic legacy of former US president Barack Obama during his last year in the oval office. He and his team for foreign policy have gone through more than 21 nations, drafting some of the greatest policies for the nation.

The Campaign

Politics is not always serious. Sometimes politicians can end up doing some of the funniest things ever. Here is a satire that looks at American politics in a funnier lens. Cam Brady is a longtime North Carolina congressman who has won many elections without an opponent. However, things started to change when inexperienced Marty Huggins decided to run against him.

Vice

When George W Bush got elected to be the president of the United States, he chose Dick Cheney as his vice president. The position made him one of the most powerful bureaucrats in Washington. His position allowed him to reshape the world. Christian Bale plays the role of Dick Cheney in the movie which is the second theatrical film to feature the presidency of George W Bush after Oliver Stone’s W.

Knock Down The House

Politics is not just for men. Here is a documentary to prove it so. Featuring the journey of four determined women who challenged the big names in American politics during the 2018 race for Congress.

State Of Play

Based on the British television series of the same name, State of Play is a political thriller which revolves around the suspicious death of a congressman’s mistress. In order to protect his career, the politician tries to hide his affair. However, a journalist is out determined to find the truth behind the murder. 

LBJ

When former US president John F. Kennedy was assassinated, it was up to Lyndon Johnson to take up the presidency. However, what he didn’t expect were the enemies he had to face both from the White House and his own political party. Woody Harrelson plays the role of Lyndon, portraying his journey from being one of the most powerful Senate majority leader to becoming a powerless vice president and later the president.

The Oath

Politics can lead to different political views and sometimes these political views can cause disputes among friends or family. The Oath is set on such a premise. Chris and his wife learn that all citizens must sign a loyalty oath to the president. As the thanksgiving deadline approaches, the couple undergoes a series of comical situations trying to maintain peace in their house.

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8 Dramas That Will Surely Make You Cry

by Kaylen Summers

Here are 8 drama movies that are sure to make you cry when you watch them.

Beaches

A tale of childhood friendship eternalized by the love between two best friends and the performances of Barbara Hershey and Bette Midler. If nothing else, do not underestimate the power of music to tickle the eyes.

Brokeback Mountain

If this poignant account of homosexual attraction between Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger does not make you cry, I don’t know what will.

Holland’s Opus

There is always that one teacher in everyone’s life whose words or actions have a huge impact on their life. Have you thanked them for doing it yet? If not, this story about a music teacher will compel you to do so.

The Joy Luck Club

A mother-daughter story that will make you reach for the phone and call your mom once it’s over.

Stepmom

Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts give us the ultimate tear-jerker with their bizarre relationship that takes an unusual turn.

The Lion King

Not just the deers, zebras, and the elephants, we were all rejoiced and teary-eyed when Rafiki held little Simba high up in the air like the king he was.

The Fault in Our Stars

Your life is about to end. How do you process the feelings of love at this stage when nothing is certain enough? Grab a box of tissues before you start watching this tale about two teens battling cancer and at the same time their feelings for each other.

The Hate U Give

This brutal drama about the life of a black girl highlights the struggle of surviving in spaces of white dominance when you belong to a black neighborhood.

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7 Most Popular Mystery Thriller On Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

Hulu is the home for some thought-provoking mystery thrillers. Here are a few of the most popular ones from the list.

The Prestige

This movie tells the enigmatic tale of two magicians whose friendship gradually turned into an intense rivalry and took them on a life-long contest for domination. The movie is filled with their obsession, deception, and envy that leads them into dangerous and destructive outcomes.

Gone Girl

This one is a classic with one of the most brilliant plots ever. When his wife disappeared, one man becomes the center of an outrageous media circus. He soon realizes that the spotlight has been turned on him and everyone is suspecting that he may not be innocent as it seems.

The Rock

Stanley Goodspeed is an FBI chemical warfare specialist. He takes on a critical mission with a former British spy named John Patrick Mason. Their goal is to Gen. Francis X. Hummel from detonating harmful chemical weapons into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel wants to ransom $100 million for the families of servicemen who died in the battles. As the SEAL team is wiped out, now it is up to Stanley and John to deal with the soldiers and save the day.

Odd Thomas

Set in a Californian desert town, the movie tells the story of a short-order cook with supernatural abilities. Eventually, he confronts an ambiguous man who seems to be linked with some dark, sinister forces.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Bernadette Fox is an architect-turned-recluse. When she goes missing just before her family’s trip to Antarctica, her 15-year-old daughter Bee decides to take matters into her hands and go on a quest to find her. Bernadette’s husband also decided to tag along.

Children of the Corn

There is nothing more gruesome than the plot of this horrifying entertainer. The movie has Issac, a boy preacher moving to a small town in Nebraska called Gatlin. There he brainwashed all the children and makes them murder all the adults in the town.

Body Cam

In order to cover up a murder, the Cops involved decided to get rid of their body cam video footage. However, what they didn’t expect was them being haunted by an evil spirit. Now, they have to fight the evil spirit and prevent them from justice.

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Oscar 2021: All 8 Best Picture Nominees Ranked

by Kaylen Summers

The Academy Awards are just around the corner and the nominees are already out. 2020 was not a good year for us. Despite the global pandemic, the entertainment industry had managed to give us some of their best works, and nine of them were nominated for this year’s prestigious Academy Awards. So, here we are ranking the best picture nominees from worst to best. Keep in mind that all these movies are truly brilliant and worth watching. We are just ranking them based on what we felt is good.

#08

The Trial Of The Chicago 7

Directed and penned by Aaron Sorkin, The Trail Of The Chicago 7 is a historical drama that tells the story of the five-month trial of seven anti-war protesters who were accused of inciting riots in 1968.


#07

Promising Young Woman

Emerald Fennell’s ‘Promising Young Woman’ is one of the most discussed movies this award season. The thriller tells the story of Caisy who is out to get revenge against her best friend, Nina for raping her during medical school.


#06

The Father

When it comes to great performances, Anthony Hopkins will undoubtedly be at the top of the list. He plays the role of a proud man who is trying to deny and push through his rapidly increasing dementia.


#05

Sound Of Metal

The most surprising entry in this year’s Oscar nominee slate is Darius Marder’s achingly melancholy tale movie, Sound of Metal. Riz Ahmed’s performance in the movie is truly amazing and Oscar-worthy.


#04

Judas And The Black Messiah

Shaka King’s sweeping film is dominating the awards season. When a Black man is arrested for stealing a car, he is offered a plea deal in which he has to infiltrate the Black Panther and gather intelligence.


#03

Minari

In search of their American dream, a Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm. Their new life in the Ozarks brings many new challenges and overcoming the hurdles brings them even closer as a family.


#02

Mank

Citizen Kane is one of the most iconic movies of Hollywood. Director David Fincher takes us through the tale of how screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his struggles in crafting the movie.


#01

Nomadland

With everything lost in the great recession, a woman in her sixties embarks on a journey to become a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. The movie is undoubtfully one of the most powerful movies to come out this year.

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9 Horror Movies That Stands Out From The Genre

by Kaylen Summers

Here are nine tales of otherworldly horror for you to enjoy this weekend:

Coraline

Coraline is a symbolic journey of a young girl who must decide what is right and wrong. The girl subjected to constant invalidation from her parents finds her way into a new world which is an ideal version of her own life. Slipping away into the sparkle of the new world, she fails to understand it could, in fact, be an illusion created to lure and trap her.

The Ritual

The usual tale of a sinister creature in the forest story. Four humans have made their way in the woods as a part of college reunion and are relentlessly hunted by an unseen force. With plenty of spooky vibes the horror movie seems perfect for Halloween season.

The Sixth Sense

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This is the breakout film of M. Night Shyamalan and contains one of the most iconic twists in the history of films. Cole Sear a socially awkward boy has a terrifying ability to communicate with spirits. Malcolm Crowe, a child psychologist steps in to help the child make peace with what is and find ways to put a positive spin to a rather undesired gift.

I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

Helen Bloom, a successful ghost story writer decides to live in her country home during the last days of her life. Lily is a young nurse who takes care of Helen. Little does Lily know that the house of the writer has some real horror lurking within. The film directed by Oz Perkins is an immersive and slow burn of horror unfolding onscreen.

Murder Party

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Christopher, an awfully humble man finds an invitation to a Murder party. Without even taking time to consider that it sounds like trouble, he decides to show up only to find out the inviters were not bluffing about the name of the party.  It is, in fact, a group of rogue artists trying to glorify their art through murder to win a grant. Jeremy Saulnier’s debut directorial venture is a comical yet relentlessly violent affair.

The Witch

A witch steals a child from a family in New England and uses it to open some unhealed wounds and disrupt their integrity. The period drama set in the 1630s depicts the destruction of relationships due to evil supernatural forces but more importantly due to forces of doubt and grief native to humanity.

The Crow

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A tale of rebirth for revenge, The Crow charts the life of Eric who is killed along with his fiancée by a group of street thugs. A year later, Eric comes back to life as the Crow infiltrates the gang and brutally brings each one responsible to justice. The film sheds light on the unsettling and evil corners of society.

Horns

The film begins with Daniel Radcliffe’s character being a suspect in the mysterious death of his girlfriend and him waking up one morning with a new set of horns. With the horns grows his wicked humor and ability to influence people to speak out their deepest desires. Based on Joe Hill’s novel of the same name, the movie is a tale of revenge, exploring weirdness of the supernatural world.

The Babysitter

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A horror comedy that is just right for the Halloween mood. A young woman, hired to babysit a boy secretly performs satanic rituals every night the boy is asleep. Until one day the boy defies his usual sleep schedule and walks in on her shenanigans only to strike up a rivalry against a group of handsome but insatiable young adults ready to do anything to fulfill their desires.

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The Woman In The Window (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Anna is a agoraphobic who does not leave her home. Over the course of time, she has been slowly slipping into a dark frame of mind and it is making her see thing that are not there. Her solace is spying on her neighbors. However, it also gets dark and confusing as the line between her reality and fiction starts to blur.

Releasing Date: 14 May 2021

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Top 8 Netflix Original Movies Worth Watching This Weekend

by Kaylen Summers

Here is a list of eight wonderfully crafted Netflix stories worth watching this weekend

Roma (2018)

This mellow piece of drama shot in pellucid black and white frames follows the life of two women. Sofia, a mother of four and Cleo the maid of their house are walking parallel roads disappointed by the spineless men who left them alone to deal with their plight. Alfonso Cuaron intelligently combines the ingredients of tragedy, comedy, and mystery to brew up a soulful tale of a dysfunctional household in Mexico. And to top that is the extraordinary performance of a tender and stoic Cleo, scaling up the drama to a sheer work of art.

Mudbound (2017)

Mudbound is a poetically maneuvered narrative of communal tragedy layered onto the preconceived notions of racism and patriarchy. Set in the aftermath of world war II, the film explores the situation of two families (one black and one white), only to reveal they are implicitly weighed down by common distress- societal norms. This is a deviously crafted melodrama that dares to bare the sublime agony of the browbeaten by the powerful.  And just unlike a mature piece of cinema, it aims at evoking response based on individual perceptions with subtle clues of information hidden in the beats.

Happy as Lazzaro (2018)

Based on real events in Italy, Happy as Lazzaro is a story of a naïve young man who lives among the sharecroppers on a farm. Another tale of a socially oppressed class of workers being bossed around by their landlords, that introduces you to a perplexing mindset of a boy who despite being exploited with intensive labor, sees his life as idyllic. An engaging buildup waiting to reveal the mysterious cause of the Lazzaro’s happiness, the film will have you puzzled but still wanting to keep wandering in the world created teller.

Beasts of No Nation (2015)

An uncompromising and emotionally powerful depiction of what war costs humanity! Beasts of No Nation is a poignant tale of a village boy strayed by the men who portray themselves as messiahs and manipulate young minds to commit ruthless crimes disguised as “heroism”. Gauging the depths of a soldier’s mind, the movie brings out the truth of the lives of men in uniforms who take pride in unleashing the beasts within

Private Life (2018)

The “Private Life” is a comical venture into the lives of a middle-aged couple who cannot get pregnant owing to an awfully unfortunate status quo of their reproductive system. Truly painful a situation yet a rich premise for a humorous drama, the story explores the frustrations of an impotent couple. Their obsession with bearing a child takes a hard hit at their professional and personal lives until they have a guest who comes as a beacon of hope. A brilliant mix of observations and gags skillfully sprinkled onto the story of two ambitious people bearing the brunt of their choices.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

An anthology of political nature at large follows six stories for a duration of two hours. With Western revisionism at the heart of the film, the Coen brothers play up almost every element that forms a part of conventional cinema in a few handpicked genres – Gothic mysteries, romance, and slapstick comedy. Amidst abundant violence and killings, the film gallops across the canvas of western legends. A rather intelligently chronicled account highlighting the nihilistic stains in the fabric of civilizational history.

On Body and Soul (2017)

A bizarre yet unique plot that unfolds in the backdrop of a slaughterhouse, On Body and Soul is a metaphorical representation of the nature of human thoughts. The story unwinds as two people begin to fall in love with each other and live the experience not in the real world but through a common dream. Yes, therein lies the bizarre part of the story! It is a whimsical depiction of an ostensible world where humans find it okay to chop animals for trade but deep down a part of them, construes the act as horrible.

The Meyerowitz Stories (2017)

Harold Meyerowitz is a sculpting artist whose borderline narcissism overrides his instincts as a father. Thanks to this attitude he has managed to raise two sons with malignant thoughts for one another, waiting to explode at any given time. There is also a daughter who does not die for attention and comes across as the sensible one of the lot with her limited yet poignant dialogues. A deviant family drama garnished with Noah Baumbach’s hallmark astringent comedy.

The Little Prince (2016)

Based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 children’s classic, the little prince is an animated composition remixed with instruments of modernism. The story unfolds as a clandestine relationship between a child and her aviator neighbor who introduces the central character of the movie. The little prince from outer space strikes the face of the earth from outer space and falls in love with a high strung rose but ultimately loses his innocence as he grows to accept the ruthless norms of the world. 

So what are we waiting for? Switch to Netflix and binge-watch these amazing movies now!

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8 Netflix Movies That Are Worth Rewatching

by Kaylen Summers

Here are a few Netflix movies that have aged well. These movies are a definite must-watch. Have a look.

Between Two Ferns: The Movie

An ill-tempered Zach G is defamed when Will Farrel projects a clip of his celebrity interview TV show as a laughing stock on Funny or Die. Zach decides to redeem himself and hits the road to shoot more high-profile interviews with Hollywood stars. Directed by Scott Aukerman, the movie bifurcates from the genre of mainstream comedies with a special touch of Galifianakis comedy. Between Two Ferns is originally a web talk show of similar nature as shown in the movie. Galifianakis has famous guests from various sectors and asks insulting questions to the interviewees who return the gesture in their responses.

In the Shadow of the Moon

A mysterious serial killer resurfaces every nine years and a Philadelphia police officer, Thomas Lockhart (Boyd Holbrook) is downright determined to find him. But the case facts fall beyond the confines of science and Lockhart is pushed over the edge by the obsession. The psychological thriller is directed by Jim Mickle and also stars Michael C. Hall and Cleopatra Coleman in very important roles.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

El Camino picks up where the hit AMC TV series Breaking Bad left off in its last season. The TV series revolves around Walter White a chemistry professor with terminal lung cancer, who gets involved in a local drug trade to pay off his debts along with his student Jesse Pinkman. In the climax of the last season, Jesse makes a run from the captivity of neo-nazis who want him to formulate meth. The plot of El Camino builds up with Jesse coming to terms with his past and make choices for building a decent future for himself.

The King 

Roughly drawing inspiration from Shakespeare’s Henriad, The King is a period drama. A headstrong prince inherits the throne upon the death of his father and must take charge of an ongoing war and chaos threatening the kingdom. The King stars Timothee Chalamet, Joel Edgerton and Robert Pattinson in important roles.

The Laundromat

Meryl Streep’s pleasant vacation unexpectedly turns into a quest to unravel an insurance scam. As more layers start coming off she learns of the involvement of Panama City law firm and their efforts directed towards nourishing the wealth of their rich clients. The founding partners (played by Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas) through their incessant charm and expertise in shell companies and offshore accounts help the rich grow more wealth. Ellen Martin (Meryl Streep) being a commoner naturally bears the brunt of tax evasion, bribery and other such treachery lurking in the financial framework of the world.

Dolemite Is My Name

Post numerous failed stand up gigs an epiphany changes Rudy Moore’s life as an artist. He assumes a new stage identity borrowed from the legends of Los Angeles streets- Dolomite. Bizarrely written scripts full of obscene legends and a pimpish outfit to go with it makes him a sensation in the world of comedy. But now he wants more than that. His dream now takes the shape of a movie about Blaxploitation. Through countless hurdles and challenges from rivals, the movie is finally materialized and turns out to be a smashing hit at the box office.

American Son

American Son is a drama following a mysterious disappearance of the Kendra Ellis-Connor’s son (Jamal). Estranged from her husband, a single mother Kendra rushes to the police to report the absence of her son. But in the light of timeframes governing the reporting of missing cases and typical patterns exhibited by youth behavior, the police officer refuses to dive in to investigate the case right away. Kendra’s husband, an FBI agent finally shows up and adds to her already miserable situation with misdirected emotions and futile arguments. The investigative feature seasoned with race politics is based on a Broadway play of the same name.

The Forest of Love

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Director Sion Sono builds another of his typical scripts around a cold-hearted protagonist. The story explores the depth of darkness in the human mind. Jo Murata with his manipulative charisma convinces a group of filmmakers that his patchy relationship would form a good arc for their film. As the journey of filmmaking begins, it becomes hard to tell reality from lies. Gruesome and equally shocking acts follow as the limits of humanity are tested.

The Two Popes

Set in the backdrop of the Vatican city, the movie explores the events from the life of Pope Benedict and his unusual retirement in the vein of light-hearted humor. The movie though based on the critical event in the history of Papal supremacy maintains a breezy tone giving the viewers a glimpse into the personal conversations that happened between Pope Benedict (played by Anthony Hopkins) and Cardinal Bergoglio (played by Johnathan Pryce). Directed by Fernando Meirelles with Anthony McCarten as a screenwriter, The Two Popes comes across as a bold attempt to deconstruct the life of a Vatican supreme beyond what the world can see.

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Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Those Who Wish Me Dead is an upcoming thriller that has the popular actor Angelina Jolie fight her way against fire, assassins, guilt and more in an attempt to protect a young child. The movie will be released both in theaters and HBO Max.

Releasing Date: 14 May 2021

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Without Remorse (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Micheal B Jordan takes up the role of a Navy SEAL named John Clark. When his wife gets murdered, he takes it upon himself to find those responsible and take revenge. What he didn’t expect was to get entangled in a massive conspiracy.

Releasing Date: April 30, 2021

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Top Movies With The Most Shocking Endings.

by Kaylen Summers

We are counting down on the 7 amazing movies with the most surprising endings of all time.

The Prestige (2006)

Christopher Nolan never seizes to surprise us with his truly one of a kind storytelling skills. But, his The Prestige had more than just skillful movie making. The plot twist of the movie as mesmerizing as the prestige of a magic show. Robert Angier and Alfred Borden are rival magicians attempting to outdo one another in a quest for the perfect illusion. The movie reveals in the end that was actually two people—twins, to be exact. This helped him pull off so many of his tricks. Meanwhile, Angier copied his tricks by cloning himself with the help of Nikola Tesla and killing his clones after each trick.

The Sixth Sense (1999)

M. Night Shyamalan is the king when it comes to plot twist and it all began with his debut feature film, The Sixth Sense. The protagonist of the movie, Dr. Malcolm Crowe,  is a child psychologist. After a home invasion, he returns to work by attempting to help a young boy who sees the dead. However, he along with the audience realizes that he too is dead.  The film established Shyamalan as a writer and director and introduced the cinema public to his affinity for surprise endings.

Gone Girl (2014)

Directed by David Fincher and written by Gillian Flynn, this psychological thriller is based on the popular novel of the same name. The movie is filled with plot twists one after the other. After realizing that her husband Nick was cheating on her, Amy planned her disappearance to make it look like Nick killed her. Later, when she decides to return home to Nick, she seduces and then murders an old ex-boyfriend to make it look like he kidnapped her. To make sure that Nick stays with her, she also gets artificially inseminated with Nick’s semen. Darn! That’s too much plot twists in a single film!!

Fight Club (1999)

The movie was not well received at the box office or with critics when it was first released. However, it has since become a cult classic because of its demented plot and a mind-boggling plot twist. The flick is about the unnamed narrator and his new friend, Tyler Durden, creating a “fight club” that turns into a national movement. Later, it was revealed that the narrator was suffering from dissociative identity disorder -he and Tyler Durden are the same person. The movie is directed by David Fincher.

Shutter Island (2010)

This Martin Scorsese 2010 neo-noir psychological thriller film had a truly memorable plot twist at it’s ending. The plot of the movie revolves around a US Marshal named Teddy Daniels who attempts to track down an escaped mental patient, Rachel Solando. But, later it turns out that Daniels is actually Andrew Laeddis. He was detained at the mental hospital for murdering his wife (Rachel) after she killed their three children. The whole search for Rachel is a mere “game” devised to shake him from his insanity.

The Usual Suspects (1995)

No list about plot twists will be complete without mentioning The Usual Suspects. This 1995 neo-noir mystery film was directed by Bryan Singer and follows the interrogation of Roger “Verbal” Kint, a small-time con man. He tells the interrogator a convoluted story of events about mysterious crime lord known as Keyser Söze. Söze controlled him and his associates during their heist. It is only after the police let Kint go, that they realize he’s actually Söze.

The Departed (2006)

Blink and you will miss this one. Directed by Martin Scorsese and written by William Monahan, the movie tells the story of Billy Costigan goes undercover within the Irish mob to implicate sadistic boss Frank Costello. Meanwhile, Staff Sergeant Colin Sullivan, a dirty cop secretly doing Costello’s bidding, tries to hunt out the “rat.” However, when Costigan finally takes Sullivan down, he is shot in the head at a blink-of-the-eye moment, leaving the audience in shock.

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Top Movies There Available For Free Streaming

by Kaylen Summers

Streaming services can be a lot expensive. Luckily there are many OTT platforms that are free for streaming. Here are some of the best movies that you can watch on these platforms.

The Intouchables

🍅74% ⌛1h 53m 🎬Comedy, Biography

What Is it About: A paragliding accident makes an aristocrat quadriplegic. A young man from the projects takes up the job to look after him. The two become friends and make some heart-warming memories together.

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Train to Busan

🍅93% ⌛1h 58m 🎬Adventure, Zombie

What Is it About: A mysterious viral outbreak has turned everyone into zombies. Now, the remaining ones must get on an express train to Busan to stay safe. But, will they be able to survive when some in the train are also infected?

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Snatch

🍅73% ⌛1h 58m 🎬Adventure, Zombie

What Is it About: From British director Guy Ritchie, this one is fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film with two overlapping stories. A diamond is stolen and different gangs are after it.

Roman Holiday

🍅98% ⌛1h 59m 🎬Romance, Comedy

What Is it About: While visiting Rome, European princess Ann decides to take off for a night. However, she ends up a park bench after having a sedative. Luckily, an American reporter, Joe Bradley, finds her and takes her home.

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What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

🍅98% ⌛1h 59m 🎬Romance, Comedy

What Is it About: Gilbert Grape has a lot of responsibilities- his overweight mother, mentally impaired younger brother, Arnie and more. But, when he meets the free-spirited Becky, his world is turned upside down.  

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The Man from Nowhere

🍅100% ⌛1h 59min 🎬Thriller, Crime

What it’s about: A lonely former special agent is friends with Somi, a little girl next door. When she gets kidnapped by a gang, he is out to save her.  

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Rain Man

🍅90% ⌛2h 14min 🎬Drama, Psychology 

What it’s about: Charlie Babbitt is a selfish yuppie. When his father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond, he must somehow get the money from his brother.

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Big Fish

🍅75% ⌛2h 05min 🎬Drama, Psychology

What it’s about: Edward Bloom led a life enormous passions and tall tales. But, he remained a mystery for his son. After his death, his son sets out to find the truth about his father.

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

🍅93% ⌛1h 33min 🎬 Comedy

What it’s about: A man is trying to get back home for Thanksgiving. However, it is not turning out the way he thought. Now he has to stick with a shower ring salesman to get back home.

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Taxi Driver

🍅97% ⌛1h 54min 🎬 Crime, Drama

What it’s about: A Vietnam War veteran works as a night-life taxi driver in New York city. His unstable mental condition and urge for violent action have let him into full outrage.

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Guess You Missed These Awesome Movie Details

by Kaylen Summers

Moviemakers often go the extra mile and place some quite interesting details in their works of art. Some are the most obvious ones while others can be easily missed. Here are a few amazing movie details that are hard to notice on your normal watch.

“Tsim Tsum” – the name of the ship in ‘Life of Pi’

life of pie hidden detail

Life of Pie is one movie that mesmerized us with its brilliant story-telling, vibrant visuals, and great performance. In the movie, the main character Pi travels in a ship named “Tsim Tsum”- a Hebrew word that represents how God condensed himself to create an infinite empty space in which the universe was built. Pi also faces a similar fate later in the movie when the ship sinks. His entire life is condensed into the tiny space of a lifeboat, stuck in the vast, ‘infinite’ empty sea.

UCS-M01- the license plate in ‘Spiderman Homecoming’

When it comes to Easter eggs and references, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is undoubtedly at the top of the game. In their Spider-Man movie, Homecoming, they introduced the character of Aaron- the Uncle of Miles Morales. The hidden detail was in the license plate of his car, which said: UCS-M01. The character of Miles Morales was first introduced in the ‘Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #01’. The license plate is a subtle nod to the comic-book origin of the character.

The Fishes are spying on Theo- ‘Children of Men’

In the 2006 sci-fi thriller Children of Men, the character Theo takes Kee and Miriam to Jasper’s home, hoping that they would stay safe and hidden there. However, the Fishes find their safe house easily. The brilliance in this plot point is that it was foreshadowed long before it even happened. Back when Theo was travelling on train to Jasper’s place, we can see one of the Fishes in back seat following him. This was an intelligent chose from the movie maker and a hidden detail that fits perfectly with the whole narrative.

Chainsaw Carr- Mystery Science Theater 3000

Hidden details can not only be just references to past adaptations, works, or source materials. It can also be about inside jokes. One such joke that made it to the big screen is from the 1996 movie, Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie. In a scene in the movie, there is a chainsaw labeled Carr, which was intended as a jab at executive producer Carr D’Angelo and the numerous cut he made on the movie.

The potted plant – ‘Leon: The Professional’

Leon: The Professional is one of the most iconic movies to be ever made. In the movie, Leon has a pet potted plant , which is a variety of aglaonema. Leon believes that he is similar to the plant, since he doesn’t has any roots like the plant. However, in the end of the movie, Mathilda plants it in the ground outside her new school and allows it to take roots. It will eventually kill the plant. It is wonderful and emotional symbolism and parallels the life of Leon. He took grew ‘roots’ when he became emotionally attached to Mathilda. It eventually led to his death as well.

We know there are infinite number of hidden movie details out there. If you have noticed any, do mention them in the comments below. We will be featuring them in our next article about movie details.

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7 Hardcore Action Movies That are True Entertainment

by Kaylen Summers

Let’s explore a few of the hardcore action movies that you should watch. We are excluding the most obvious ones like Die Hard and the Fast franchise to include new movies that you can take a look at.

xXx (2002)

Vin Diesel is the ideal man for action movies (since we are not expecting any acting skills in such flicks) and he delivers the same as Xander Cage in XXX. Cage is your standard adrenaline junkie who is not afraid of anything. So, the US Government asking him to go on a deadly mission doesn’t come as a surprise for him. A deadly nihilistic named Yorgi is trying to destroy the world and it is up to Cage to gather information about him.

The A-Team (2010)

A group of Iraq War veterans is framed for a crime that they haven’t committed. The group includes Col. Hannibal Smith, Capt. H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock, Sgt. Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus, and Lt. Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck. Now they are on the run from U.S. military forces, trying to clear their names. But that’s not all. Along the way, they are also helping out others in need too.

Crank (2006)

Here is another action star. But he is everyone’s favorite one though- Jason Statham. Crank has him playing the role of a professional assassin named Chev Chelios. He realizes that his rival is planning to kill him by injecting a poison that will make him dead if his heart rate lowers. Obviously he could have killed him with a normal poison. But, where is the fun in that?

Shoot ‘Em Up (2007)

There is nothing more exciting in an action movie than shootouts. But, while in this shootout, Mr. Smith gets to deliver a woman’s baby. That doesn’t end there. Now, he has to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen who is out to kill him and the baby. Will they survive?! Stream it now to fight out.

The Last Stand (2013)

After leaving the LAPD after a failed operation, Ray Owens decided to become the sheriff of the quiet US border town of Sommerton Junction. But, his peaceful life plans are overthrown by a gang of notorious drug dealers who are on the run from the FBI. They are making their way toward Sommerton Junction and the police looking to intercept them before they escape crossing the border. Though Owens does not want to get involved, we all know that he is the only one who can stop them.

Knight and Day (2010)

Ready for some Tom Cruise action?! Here is a bonus too- Cameron Diaz is also co-starring in the picture. The two play a fugitive couple who are on a glamorous and deadly adventure. The only problem is that there is nothing and no one they can trust. Not even themselves. with shifting alliances and unexpected betrayals, this action movie wastes no time to set its explosive narrative into motion.

The Expendables (2010)

We have seen our beloved action hunks fight bad guys in their own separate movies. but what if they all come together in one huge movie. The Expendables is your wish granted. The stars play a band of highly skilled mercenaries led by none other than Sylvester Stallone. Now the group is out on a mission to assassinate the dictator of a small South American island. Will they be able to succeed? Or will they learn some new secrets along the way?

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Black Widow Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Black Widow marks the first solo-outing of the character after a decade of being in the Cinematic Universe. The movie will also kick start Phase 4 of MCU. Set as a prequel to the events of Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, the movie is expected to be placed after Captain America: Civil War in the MCU timeline.

Releasing Date: July 2021

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Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Space Jam is getting a second part, but it will not have any connections with the initial one. Starring NBA player LeBron James, the movie is supposed to be a sequel to the 1996 smash hit blockbuster movie Space Jam. The movie will see the team-up of the old Toon Squad with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Pork Pig, and many other familiar Looney Tunes including Lola Bunny.

Releasing Date: 16 July 2021

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PG-13 Horror Movies That Are Too Frightening

by Kaylen Summers

Without further ado, here are some of the best PG-13 horror movies that are too good.

A Quiet Place (2018)

It’s the post-apocalyptic world. And the earth is filled with creatures that hunt by sound. One family is on the run to from the creatures and stay alive. Their only hope is to remain silent and make no sound. How long will they be able to survive? Stream this movie to find out.

The Final Girls (2015)

For fans of the slasher movie genre, here is one flick for you with some awesome slasher movie with some great meta-commentary. While a young woman grieving about the loss of her 80’s actress mother, she is pulled into one of her mom’s most famous slasher movies. After getting reunited, the mother-daughter duo must now fight off the film’s killer.

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

Christine Brown is a loan officer. When she denies a woman extension, her life takes a turn to the worse. The Gypsy woman curses her. However, her boyfriend thinks that it is not real. With all hope lost, her only way out is a psychic who has promised to help her from being dragged straight to hell.

The Ring (2002)

There is nothing more spooky than The Ring, when it comes to PG13 horror. It is by far the scariest PG-13 movie ever made. The movie is an adaptation of the Japanese film Ringu, which is outstanding source material. The concept of unavoidable viral death and some scary iconography, this own is a cult classic.

1408 (2007)

This adaption is of a lesser-known tale from Stephen King. The movie may be PG13, but it has enough of King’s trademark pulpy gore and scatological humor to give you chilling ghostly thrills and psychological horrors.

What Lies Beneath (2000)

What Lies Beneath definitely has some major PG13 chills to offer. The movie revolves around the life of Claire and Norman who has moved back to his old house. As usual, the couple finds some spooky stuff happening around them. The movie is best for its casting of Harrison Ford. It’s not every day that you see him play the bad guy. (even though he is often the on-screen scoundrel).

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The Suicide Squad (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

James Gunn’s latest DC movie The Suicide Squad has so much humor and strange creatures. The new league super villains are all set to bring blockbuster action and hard hitting thrills. The movie also has a long range of powerful casts including many returning talents and new additions. The Suicide Squad will be an R-rated version.

Releasing Date: August 6

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10 Best Mystery Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Netflix has some of the best mystery thrillers available on streaming. Here are some of the best ones that you can stream right now.

Room

Jack spent his life growing up in a room. He believes that the only things real in the world are inside that room. however, things changed when his Ma revealed that there are things outside the room as well. What will be his reaction? This mysterious tale has all the elements and a fresh plot to keep you hooked.

Ex Machina

Caleb is a 26-year-old coder working for the world’s largest internet company. She wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat that belongs to the CEO, Nathan. When she reached there is quickly understands that she is there to participate in an experiment where she interacts with the world’s first true artificial intelligence.

Inception

Christopher Nolan is a director who never fails to surprise us. His out-of-this-world science fiction movies are equal part mystery thrillers as well, and among them, Inception stands tall and powerful. The movie takes about dreams and how a group of people can place ideas or extract ideas from another person’s mind.

Moon

Sam Bell has spent almost three years in a Moon-based manufacturing facility. He is the only occupant there and all he has for the company is his computer and assistant, GERTY. Within three weeks he is hoping to get back home to Earth. However, his plans get changed when an accident happens. Sam soon finds out that he is not alone.

Rosemary’s Baby

Featuring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes, the movie is about a young couple who moves to a New York apartment to start a family. However, the soon-to-be mother, Rosemary suspects that her neighbors are strange and her unborn child is not safe growing around them. The movie is both creepy and mysterious, and can quickly get under your skin.

Mystic River

Sean Penn and Tim Robbins star in this mystery thriller. The movie tells about three men who were childhood friends. However, when a family tragedy happens to one of them, it rattles the life of the other two as well. This crime and drama movie has a high Rotten Tomatoes score of 88% and a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9.

The Hateful Eight

If you are a Tarantino fan then here is the director’s crime mystery from the west for you. We all know how much the director is influenced by the spaghetti westerns and this movie is exactly that. A raging blizzard has made a bounty hunter seek shelter. However, he didn’t expect himself to be caught up in a plot of deception and betrayal.

Limitless

This darkly comic and provocative film is a paranoia-fueled action thriller. An unsuccessful writer uses a ‘smart-drug’ that lets him use 100 percent of his brain. He may have become the perfect version of himself, but his quick success attract shadowy forces that start to threaten his new life.

Crash

After Sept. 11 Los Angeles, the tension is really high. Unfortunately, it gets even higher when the lives of a Brentwood housewife and her district attorney husband coverage with that of a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple over a 36-hour period.

The Invisible Guest

When a young businessman wakes up in a hotel room with him locked from the outside. He knows that things are not going to be on his side. Adding more to the mystery he is in, his girlfriend is there laying dead on the bed. With a prestigious lawyer that he had hired, now he must build a defense case for him or he will be taken to jail.

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Things Heard & Seen (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Starring Oscar-nominee Amanda Seyfried, the upcoming Netflix thriller takes us to the 80s where a Manhattan couple is moving into t historic home. However, what awaited them there was the discovery that their marriage has something mysterious, dark, and evil lurking. The movie is an adaptation of a 2016 novel written by Elizabeth Brundage.

Releasing Date: April 29

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Spirit Untamed (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Sequel to the Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron, the upcoming animated movie from Dreamworks animation is set to tell the story of a headstrong girl who is longing for the feeling of belonging. As she crosses paths with a wild horse named Spirit, she discovers a new spirit within her.

Releasing Date: 4 June 2021

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All The Zack Snyder Movies Ranked From worst To Best

by Kaylen Summers

There is no doubt that Zack Synder is one of the most well-known directors. With only a handful of movies, the director has secured his position as an A-list filmmaker with his epic movies, iconic visual styles, and his growing fanbase. However, not all his movies are well received and some are even worse. Here is a list of all the Synder movies ranked from the worst to the best, including the latest Synder Cut.

9. Sucker Punch

Controversies are not new to Zack Synder. His movie Sucker Punch was no different. The movie was labeled oppressive, sexist, and offensive. This made the movie both a critical and commercial failure. However, the movie did have some of the best CGI visuals that Hollywood can offer. Not to mention the stellar performance from actors like Oscar Issac, who plays a charming and creepy character in the movie.

7. Justice League

Yes!! We all know what happened. This is bad and it’s not Synder’s fault. Unfortunately, he is credited as the director of the movie and for that alone we have to include “original” Justice League in the list. With the release of Snyder’s original vision, we now know how bad the theatrical version is. Adding that to Whedon’s irrelevant reshoots made the movie more mess than the epic it was intended to be.

6. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

Zack Synder’s movies are filled with many visually stunning CGI. So, it will not be surprising for him to direct a fully CGI animated movie. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole marks his debut as #D animation movie director. The movie tells the story of a young owl named Soren who is kidnapped by the evil owls of St Aegolious. However, he escapes and decides to tell the mythical guardians about the evil that is set to happen.

5. Watchmen

Watchmen was Snyder’s ticket into the superhero movie genre. Though the movie didn’t get much attention during its theatrical run, it did get a cult following after the release of its extended version. The American neo-noir superhero movie is based on the limited series DC comics of the same name. Like every other Snyder movie, the movie does have a prevailing polarised option. While some see it as Snyder’s best work, others believe that the movie is filled with many inescapable flaws.

4. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Fans were always eager to see their beloved superhero Batman and Superman going against each other.

3. 300

Zack Snyder’s stylized visuals are what make him unique. The director’s slow-motion action sequences and vibrant frames give some of the best movie scenes ever. And it all began with his second feature film, 300. The movie based on Frank Miller and  Lynn Varley’s comics is filled with stunning action, brutal violence, and brilliant beautiful frames. But, the lack of substance does upsets many, not to mention the inherent fascism, racism, and other problematic elements.

2. Man of Steel

Superman is one of the most beloved superhero characters of all. Though the Man of Steel had many big-screen visits, it was Zack Snyder who was tasked for his modern-day appearance. There is no doubt that Henry Cavill donned his role as Superman and Snyder’s epic movie-making elevated the movie to the next level. This superhero movie has a place of its own in Snyder’s list of movies.

1. Dawn of the Dead

Fans of Zack Synder must have already known that the director started his career with a zombie movie titled the Dawn of the Dead. The movie is a remake of George Romero’s classic movie from 1978 and is more twisted and terrifying than the original one. The director is also working on a new zombie movie for Netflix currently and since he is returning back to familiar terrain, fans have high expectations for the movie.

 

 

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Wrath of Man (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Jason Statham and director Guy Ritchie are teaming up once again for another gangster movie. Similar to Statham’s previous movies, the audience can expect yet another no-nonsense action thriller from the team. Guy Ritchie is known for movies like Sherlock Holmes and The Gentlemen.

Releasing Date: 7 May 2021

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The Mitchells Vs. the Machines (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

From the producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the people behind The LEGO Movie and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, comes another animated comedy movie titled The Mitchells Vs. the Machines. The Netflix movie has an ordinary family struggling to manage their family issues while saving the world from a robot apocalypse.

Releasing Date: April 30

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Top 10 Netflix Movies That Are Too Scare To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

With Halloween around the corner, we are all looking for some gruesome scary movies to watch. Here is our list of the scariest ones that you can stream on Netflix this Halloween.

Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight

Technology has made us addicted to a new lifestyle in which we are constantly plugged into the internet. A group of such techno-addicted teenagers goes to an offline camp. What they didn’t expect was hiking through the woods without any communication with the outer world. With dangers lurking in the forest and fighting against things that they have never seen before, they must work together as a team to stay alive and come out in one piece.

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His House

When war has torn down their home town in South Sudan, a young couple takes refuge in a small English town. After being released ‘on probation’ to a new house, hopes of starting a new life began to pop up. However, things take an unexpected turn when they realize that unspeakable evil is lurking beneath the surface of the new home. Now, in order to avoid losing their newfound life, they must outrun whatever is haunting them.

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Room

For more than seven years, a woman and her little son were held captive in an enclosed space. The woman was abducted by a man named ‘Old Nick’ who is the biological father of the boy. She was routinely raped while her son slept in the closet. Even in these terrible times, the woman remained optimistic and joyful to her son. However, she soon started to suffer from malnutrition and depression. With her son’s life hanging in the balance, she had no chance but to somehow keep herself alive.

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Dead Silence

Jamie’s wife was mysteriously murdered after receiving a weird package with a ventriloquist dummy named Billy inside it. This has made Jamie suspicious and he decides to go to his hometown to find out the truth behind what had happened. What he didn’t know was that the dummy is associated with the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. When he went to the town where Shaw was buried, he got more than what he was looking for.

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Halloween

Remember the iconic slasher movie franchise, Halloween. Over the past four decades from its initial release, the movie has had many (MANY!) sequels, prequels, spin-offs, and whatnot. However, the makers behind the original movie decided to do a direct sequel to the first in an attempt to reset the entire franchise and also give fans what they deserve. The movie has Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her iconic role as Laurie Strode and Nick Castle returning as the evergreen slasher character Michael Myers.

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Cadaver

This Norwegian horror-thriller is set in the aftermath of a nuclear disaster. When a family is looking for food to survive, they find a charismatic hotel owner, who offers them a free dinner. As the evening progresses, the family soon realizes that they have to pay a dark price for the free food they were promised. The lines between the evening’s entertainment start to blur and it looks like the spectators are turning into the spectacle. Will they be able to make it out all alive?

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Oculus

The brutal death of their parents drifted siblings Kaylie and Tim apart from each other. After 10 years, when the two are trying to rebuild their relationship, Kaylie realizes that the antique mirror they own possesses a supernatural entity. Known as the Lasser Glass, she believes that it can affect anyone who gazes into it. As Kaylie unravels the truth, her brother seems to have fallen under the evil spell of the mirror. Now, it is up to her to save his brother, before she loses him too.

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The Strangers: Prey at Night

Unknown places can be scary, especially at night. A family’s road trip ends up dangerous when they arrive at a mobile home park. They were expecting to see some relatives there, but it turned out to be mysteriously empty. Things took an even darker turn when three masked psychopaths started to hunt them. With nowhere else to run, the family must stick together and fight with everything they got to survive.

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Annihilation

Lena is a biologist and a former soldier. When her husband goes missing inside the mysterious Area X, she joins the team assigned to find the truth behind what went down there. She soon finds out that a mysterious phenomenon is mutating the landscape and creatures, and is taking over most of the coastlines of the area. With their lives and sanity under the threat, the question is- will they be able to make it out alive?

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House of Wax

Ever been to a wax museum? Those life-like figures can be scary at times, right? Apparently, for a group of unwitting teenagers, it was more than just a simple scare. As they got stranded inside a strange wax museum, they soon started to realize that things are not what they see. They will have to fight to survive or end up us the next exhibit.

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8 Great Musicals On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Fan of musicals?! Then here are some great ones for you on Netflix

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs tells the tales of six people in the old West during the period following the Civil War. The six individuals include a sharp-shooting singer, an aspiring bank robber, two exhausted touring performers, a lonesome gold prospector, an uncertain woman roaming the West, and a crew of random strangers stuck together in a carriage ride.

Les Misérables

Our favorite superhero Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman had his own share added to the world of musicals and that too in the most classical way. Les Misérables is an adaptation based on the infamous stage musical from the novel written by Victor Hugo. Both the classic novel and the movie takes place in 19th-century France and revolves around Jean Valjean,  a released prisoner who is out seeking redemption.

West Side Story

West Side Story is also an adaptation but from a classic broadway musical of the same name. The story takes place in the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York. There are two gangs there. One is a gang of Polish-American teenagers and they call themselves the Jets. Rivaling the are the Sharks, a group of Puerto Ricans who have recently migrated to the place. While their ongoing battle continues about ‘owning’ the neighborhood streets, two kinds from the rival gang end up falling in love with each other.

The Muppets

Kermit the Frog and the Muppets discover that their precious theater planned to get demolished soon. However, they are not willing to let it go without a fight. With the help of a loving human named Gary, and his puppet roommate, Walter, they decided to gang up and make a show that can raise 10 million dollars and save the day.

White Christmas

After the war, two talented men decided to team up. Their song-and-dance skills have driven them to grow into one of the most popular shows of their time. Eventually, they become friends with the beautiful Haynes sisters. They had their own show and the two pairs end up falling in love with each other.

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Here is the latest share from Netflix to the world of musicals. This holiday tale is set in an imaginary world of an eccentric toymaker. He has an adventurous granddaughter who stumbles upon a  magical invention. Its breathtaking powers changed their lives forever.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Another wonderful musical comedy movie from Netflix is the recently released Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. The story is about two small-town aspiring musicians who is out to prove that they are indeed the pop stars they dream to become. To prove themselves they get a chance to compete in the global music competition. With the stakes high, they must overcome scheming rivals, and onstage mishaps to prove themselves.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Dewey Cox is destined to become one of the most musical sensations of all time. However, a childhood tragedy follows throughout his life and his rise to music stardom. As his career blooms Dewey changes his musical styles, becomes addicted to nearly all drugs known, and falls for uncontrollable rage.

 

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Netflix’s Stowaway Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Anna Kendrick stars in a sci-fi space adventure in which a spaceship moving towards Mars discovers an stowaway. Since they are had already taken off and is too far away from Earth to return back. With the craft’s life support system damaged, it is upto Anna’s character must overcome the crew’s concern and help them navigate to safer territories.

Releasing Date: 22 April 2021

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Top Netflix Comedy Movies To Watch This Weekend

by Kaylen Summers

These movies are here to make you laugh out loud. Enjoy these wonderful movies. Stay safe and entertained!

Between Two Ferns: The Movie

🍅74% ⌛1h 23m 🎬2019
What’s It About: Viral laughing stock, Zach is taking a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity interviews to restore his reputation.

The Other Guys

🍅78% ⌛1h 56m 🎬2010
What’s It About: Desk-bound NYPD detectives Gamble and Hoitz garner decides to prove themselves when a minor case turns out to become a big deal.

Set It Up

🍅92% ⌛1h 45m 🎬2018
What’s It About: We all know how tough it is to please our bosses- especially the cranky ones, In this movie, two overworked and underpaid assistants set their bosses up with each other to get them off their backs.

The Young Offenders

🍅100% ⌛1h 25m 🎬2016
What’s It About: There is nothing like a good crime comedy. The absurdity of giving a serious situation with a totally hilarious spin itself is a laugh. The Young Offenders is one such movie where two teenage boys cycle 160 km on stolen bikes when they are pursued by police to find a missing bale of cocaine worth 7 million euros.

Dolemite Is My Name

🍅97% ⌛1h 58m 🎬2019
What’s It About: The story of Rudy Ray Moore who created the iconic big screen pimp character Dolemite in the 1970s.

Coffee & Kareem

🍅20%  ⌛1h 28min 🎬2020
Police officer James Coffee is in a new relationship with Vanessa Manning. Her son plans to scare of his mother’s new boyfriend backfires and ends up exposing his family to a secret network of criminal activity.
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Top 10 Psychological Thrillers That Are Really Twisted

by Kaylen Summers

Twisted, dark, and deeply haunting, psychological thrillers are sure to have the viewer on edge. Here are a few of the best films in the genre for those of you who love films that mess with your mind:

The Silence of The Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American psychological horror film adapted from Thomas Harris’ novel. It is the story of Clarice Starling, a young FBI trainee who is hunting a serial killer, who skins his female victims. To catch him, she seeks the advice of the imprisoned Dr. Hannibal Lecter(Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer. This is a film that is cited by film critics the world over as one of the messiest psychological thrillers.

Get Out

This is the story of a young African-American man who goes to meet his girlfriend’s family on a vacation. Things turn chaotic for him as he discovers an unnerving secret in the process. Watch this film if you want to experience some psychological horror right under your skin!

The Girl of The Train

Based on the novel of the same name by Paula Hawkins, this is a film that follows the journey of Rachel, a young woman with mental health concerns that interfere with her sense of reality. She finds herself questioning the fundamentals about her failed marriage after she finds out some secrets related to a couple she stalks on her way to work. This film is a deeply haunting take on mental health, relationships and betrayal.

Black Swan

Black Swan is a masterpiece in psychological horror. Director Darren Aronofsky is known for his selection of themes that haunt the viewers for days. Black Swan showcases his capacity to influence the mind at its best. It is the story of a ballerina who is competing with a rival for a lead casting in a ballet. It maps her mind and her insecurities about reality and art that causes her to go off-grid eventually. Watch this film if you are someone who likes to be involved in a film long after you have finished watching it!

Gone Girl

Based on the novel of the same title by Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl is a psychological crime thriller directed by the brilliant David Fincher. Fincher is known to play with the viewer’s psyche and he does it perfectly well in this film. Gone Girl is the story of Amy, a famous author who goes missing, and her husband Nick who is the prime suspect. It is a chilling take on modern matrimony, trust, love, and betrayal in relationships.

Psycho

Alfred Hitchcock is the king of psychological horror. Psycho is his evergreen classic which sends chills down the spine even after so many years of its release. It is the story of a young woman who rents out a room in a suburban motel for a night. The shy proprietor of the secluded motel manifests uncanny behavior and the aftermath of it is a mystery that unfolds in the most unexpected way.

Shutter Island

Another classic in the genre of the psychological thriller is the brilliant Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead, this is the story of a cop who investigates the happenings inside a psychiatric facility on Shutter Island. Dark, haunting, and deeply introspective, this is a film that will truly leave you guessing till the end.

The Shining

Directed by the phenomenal filmmaker of all times, Stanley Kubrick, The Shining is the story of an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic who accepts a position as the off-season caretaker of the isolated historic Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies. His son is gifted with the ability to visualize the horrific incidents from the hotel’s past and what unfolds is a tale of horror, thrill, desperation, and violence.

The Sixth Sense

A harrowing psychological horror film, The Sixth Sense is an immersive work of cinema by Manoj Night Shyamalan. It is the story of a child psychologist whose patient can speak to the dead. This film marked the director’s place in the genre and has been hailed as one of the best films in the category.

Us

Creepy, mysterious, and disturbing, Us is the story of Adelaide. A group of attackers shows up at her family’s beachfront house one night. Things get uncanny when Adelaide and her family learn that each attacker resembles one of them. Watch this film for some really messy storytelling that will leave you wondering for many nights after!

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10 Best Spy Movies To Stream On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Suspense is an emotion that keeps every film buff on edge. Combine it with a plotline featuring dangerous undercover operations and you have a splendid movie experience.
Here are some amazing spy movies to watch on Netflix for the suspense lover in you:

The Angel

A high ranking Egyptian officer gets into a shady tie up with Israel, as his country prepares for war. Watch this action-packed spy movie for some adventure and thrill.

Beirut

Set in a war-torn Beirut, this is the story of an American spy who has been kidnapped and must rely on a washed-up ex diplomat to be released. Exciting plotline and brilliant performances make this film a great movie experience.

The Accidental Spy

Comic yet thrilling, this is the story of a young, heartbroken IT specialist who moved to London to audition for a reality show. What unfolds is how he accidentally becomes part of a problem so complex that it almost costs him his life to save himself.

Body of Lies

Deemed one of the best films in the genre, Body of Lies has Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead as a spy who teams with the Jordanian Intelligence team to infiltrate a terrorist plot.

Haywire

A story of betrayal and self-preservation, the film follows a female spy who realises she has been found out before a last-minute operation in Dublin. The performances are so good that you will not want to skip a single minute of the film.

Argo

Critically acclaimed and loved by film goers around the world, Argo is the story of 6 Americans who take shelter from Iranian militants in the Canadian embassy. What follows is an elaborate plot by the CIA to rescue them. Tense and fast-paced, this is a film you will not regret watching.

Munich

Set against the Summer Olympics of 1972, this is the story of an undercover Mossad agent who tries to trach down the Palestinian terrorists who killed a group of Israeli athletes during the Olympics. Racy and full of twists, this is a film that will thrill spy movie lovers.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

The 5th part of the Mission Impossible series, this is a spy thriller about the war against a group of renegade spies bent to destroy the world. Fast paced action and intrigue combine in this film that is one of the most-watched spy thrillers in the world.

The Tourist

Starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in the lead, this is a thriller that follows an American tourist who falls in trouble after he meets a disguised Interpol agent. Combining romance, action, and curiosity, this is a film that was very well received by film lovers across the globe.

Snowden

Based on the life and struggles of Edward Snowden, this film traces his conflict-filled journey from being a normal Army recruit to a whistle blower who was bent on exposing the problems in the U.S surveillance programs.

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Dawn of the Beast (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Directed by Bruce Wemple and penned by Anna Shields, Dawn of the Beast is the upcoming movie is about a group of students who are out in the hopes of finding the existence of Bigfoot. They explores the northeastern wilderness and ends up as a target for greater evil that lurks in the woods.

Releasing Date: 6 April 2021

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10 Horror Movies on Netflix That You Never Knew

by Kaylen Summers

We all love horror movies and there are plenty of them to watch for a lifetime. If you are looking for a new horror movie to watch, then here are 10 of them that you have probably not seen before.

Before I Wake

Mike Flanagan is known for his contributions to the horror movie genre, including iconic movies like The Haunting of Hill House, Gerald’s Game, and Hush.  The incredible director’s one lesser-known movie Before I Wake, tells the story of a boy whose dreams show to have supernatural abilities. The character is played by Jacob Tremblay who is famous for his performance in Room. 

Berlin Syndrome

Teresa Palmer presents a remarkable performance as an Australian photographer who goes to Germany. She meets a young attractive boy there and after a night of passion, she wakes up to discover that she was kidnapped and unable to leave his apartment. From there, this hidden gem explores many horrifying things that a person to survive or simply stay alive.

Cadaver

Directed and written by Jarand Herdal, this Norwegian horror film takes us to a world that is suffering the consequences of a nuclear disaster. In the post-apocalyptic world, resources are so scarce and people are willing to do anything to get them. One family is invited to a charitable event. However, there is something more sinister to it than what you think.

Cam

If you liked the movie Us, then wait till you see this movie. Both movies explore the horror concepts of doppelgangers. Madeline Brewer plays the role of a cam girl in the movie. She discovers that someone who looks exactly like her is using her identity to staying online. Watch the movie to witness one of the best performances from Brewer.

Gothika

Ready for some intellectual horror?! A psychiatrist wakes up in her own mental asylum as a patient. She is accused of a murder that she has no memory of. As she tries to somehow regain her memory, others are out to manipulate her. Staring actors including Halle Berry, Penelope Cruz, and Robert Downey Jr, the movie is sure to give you some brilliant performances and some gruesome chills.

Verónica

It is a solar eclipse. A teenage girl and her friends have set an Ouija board to summon the spirit of the girl’s father. However, she loses consciousness during the session. Little did they know that the evil demons have already been released and now they have to save themselves from them.

He Never Died

Horror movies are not always strictly horrifying. Take the cult classic Evil Dead for example. The movie is intended to be a horror-comedy. He Never Died is one such movie. The central character of the movie is a social outcast who is battling depression. However, all thing took a drift when he embarked on a bloody quest to save her long-lost daughter.It Comes At Night

It Comes At Night

A24’s Art House is known for creating some of the most striking movies in Hollywood. Their horror movies are intriguing and one of the best from the studio is It Comes At Night. The movie takes place in an apocalyptic world, where two families have to share a house in order to keep themselves safe from the threat outside. As distrust and paranoia start to grow between them, things get heated up real quick.

#Alive

Those who have watched Train To Busan know how good South Korean zombie movies are. #Alive is another such movie from the region and has a wonderful take on the whole apocalypse. Directed by Cho Il-Hyung, the movie has Yoo Ah-in and Park Shin-Hye in the lead roles.

Jason X

Any fan of the slasher movie will not be new to Jason X. The movie starts with a group of students and marine grunts visiting an uninhabitable terrain. They discover the frozen bodies of a woman and man there and decides to take them back for tests. What they didn’t know was the power of the man they were meddling with.

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10 Hidden Blockbusters Streaming On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some underrated gems that are waiting to be discovered by you:

Mud

This is one of the most underrated movies of the past decade. The story is told from the POV of a young teenage boy who comes across a man named Mud living on an island in the Mississippi River. Their unexpected encounter leads to a chain of events that cause the boy to be more mature than his age and in the process brings transformations in Mud. This is a lovely drama about coming of age, search, and the power of human determination. It has brilliant performances and is one of the most underrated movies ever.

The Killing of A Sacred Deer

This absolutely strange psychological thriller is one that you may either like or hate. It follows a cardiac surgeon who secretly befriends a young man. The man then makes an eerie prediction. He warns the surgeon that his entire family will slowly die. The film is quite unconventional in its theme and execution. The scenes are tight and extremely thrilling. Though the story is quite strange, the film deserves an attempt at watching because of its craft and creative thought.

Midnight Special

This is a very underrated science fiction thriller. It follows the story of a father and son. The father realizes that his son has magical powers. What follows is how the duo tries to save their secret from the world and build on their relationship in the process. This is a movie with stunning performances and minimalist visual effects. The characters are well fleshed out and the film overall is absolutely engaging.

Nocturnal Animals

This is a film that cannot be explained. It has to be watched. It is the story of a divorced writer and his ex-wife. It takes you through the manuscript of the writer which he completes and sends his ex-wife to read. The story then takes off on an entirely unexpected turn and the film leaves many questions in the minds of the viewers which will take some time and thought to resolve. This is an absolutely intense film that did not get the attention it deserves.

Wildlife

This is yet another underrated film about a family. Told from the perspective of the young boy, it showcases incidents after he moves with his parents to Montana. His father loses his job and is forced to leave him and his mother to fend for themselves. What follows is how the mother tries to rebuild their lives and the mystery behind the father’s identity is slowly revealed in the end. The film is a deeply layered one with stunning performances.

Free Fire

This is a Mexican standoff story that is very exciting yet underrated. The film begins in the 1970s with a meet-up between IRA members and an arms dealer. What follows is a tale of betrayals, backstabbing, and violence. The film is racy and very tightly made. But the violence may not be for everyone, so tread carefully. If you like gangster thrillers, this is a film you must give a shot. It is very well filmed and the performances are also quite amazing.

Haywire

This is the story of a female agent who is betrayed by her employers and targeted for assassination. This sets her on the run for her life, but it is also on her to gather intel and unravel a conspiracy before it’s too late. The film has stunning action sequences and an overall intrigue that is very solidly preserved till the end. The amazing depth of characters and mood that the film maintains makes it a watch that is worth the time.

About Time

This is a fun story about a family of men who have the power to go back in time and change the course of things. The story focuses on the young man from the family who marries the love of his life. Hiding his true powers from everyone else, he navigates through life and his relationships to make sure that distressing events are corrected with his powers. But each change in the event is with a consequence, and hence, the film is a very intriguing watch.

Mute

This is yet another weird movie that you will have to watch and see to decide on. It is the story of a mute bartender who is searching for the woman he loves. She has mysteriously disappeared and he keeps his vigil on, actively trying to trace her and find out what happened to her. The film is quite strange in its execution and may not offer a fully happy picture of the future. But it is worth giving a shot for the way it is crafted.

1922

This is a suspense-filled film that is quite difficult to forget once you watch it. It is the story of a farmer at the end of his life writing a full confession of a crime. Told mostly on flashbacks, the film is about an unforgivable event that has so far been hidden in the mind of the protagonist. It is backed by great performances and beautiful cinematography. It is a film that is quite an experience. For the quality of the film, it is surprising that it remains so underrated.

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Spiral: From the Book of Saw Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

From Director Darren Lynn Bousman comes a bloody horror thriller that clearly draws inspiration from the famous “Saw” movies. The movie is penned by Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger and has Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, and Zoie Palmer in the lead roles.

Releasing Date: 14 May 2021

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Z Dead End (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Bodies are falling from the sky. Now, one Deputy Sheriff must team up with a group of odd characters to save the townspeople from the zombie bodies. With the rain of dead taking over city, will the team be able to save the day.

Releasing Date: 2021

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The Suicide Squad (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

With James Gunn in the director’s seat, Warner Bros. is releasing a new version of the beloved team of villains, The Suicide Squad. The much-anticipated comic book movies have a vibrant line up of cast members, including returning stars like Margot Robbie and Amanda Waller and new members like John Cena and Idris Alba. The movie will also feature the voice of beloved actor Sylvester Stallone.

Releasing Date: 6 August 2021

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Concrete Cowboy (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Filmmaker Ricky Staub’s directorial debut is the Netflix drama movie, Concrete Cowboy. The movie talks of the modern cowboy tale about a father-son tale. Elba’s character is living the cowboy life and struggling to deal with his estrangled and troubled teenage son.

Releasing Date: 2 April 2021

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10 Comedies To That Can Cheer You Up Instantly

by Kaylen Summers

We all feel sad. Luckily, there are many good movies that can put a smile on your face. Here are some of the top ones from the list.


Accepted

What is it about: When all the colleges rejected their application, a group of high school students decided to create a fake college. However, what they did not expect was more people like them enrolling.

Director: Steve Pink
Writers: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, and Mark Perez
Cast: Justin Long, Lewis Black, Blake Lively, Anthony Heald, and Jonah Hill


The Little Rascals

What is it about: This timeless classic based on the TV show Our Gang, tells the story of a group of young kids who are out wrapped up inn whacky antics.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Writers: Paul Guay, Stephen Mazur, and Penelope Spheeris
Cast: Travis Tedford, Jordan Warkol, Zachary Mabry, Kevin Jamal Woods, and Bug Hall


Superbad

Superbad

What is it about: This R-rated high school comedy is filled to the brim with equal parts humor and heats. Telling the tale of the sweet friendship between Micheal Cera and Jonah Hill.

Director: Greg Mottola
Writers: Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
Cast: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Bill Hader


The Death of Stalin

What is it about: After reining in power for more than 30 years, the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin falls ill and dies unexpectedly. Trying to cease power, the members of the Council of Ministers are scrambling.

Director: Armando Iannucci
Writers: Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Olga Kurylenko, Ian Martin
Cast: Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Rupert Friend, Michael Palin, Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Paddy Considine, Simon Russell Beale.


Lady Bird

What is it about: Lady Bird marks the directorial debut of Greta Gerwig. The coming-of-age movie is about a Christine, a young girl who struggles with boys at a Catholic high school and also with her parents.

Director: Greta Gerwig
Writers: Greta Gerwig
Cast: Timothee Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Lucas Hedges, Laurie Metcalf, Stephen Henderson, Tracy Letts, Saoirse Ronan.


Dolemite Is My Name

Dolemite Is My Name

What is it about: The movie that marked the return of comedy king Eddie Murphy and one of his most powerful performances. Telling the tale of true story of Rudy Ray Moore and his hit standup character “Dolemite” , this movie is a must watch.

Director: Craig Brewer
Writers: Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Mike Epps, Keegan-Michael Key, and Titus Burgess


Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

What is it about: When it was first released, Edgar Wrights comic book adaptation did not resonate much with fans. However, the movie went of grown its own cult following. Some even say it is the most accurate comic book adaption ever.

Director: Edgar Wright
Writers: Michael Bacall & Edgar Wright
Cast: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Johnny Simmons, Alison Pill, Mark Webber, Ellen Wong, Aubrey Plaza, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Jason Schwartzman.


A Futile and Stupid Gesture

What is it about: Chronicling the origins of National Lampoon magazine, the movie follows, Doug Kenny, a free spirited man and the co founder of the magazine. This Netflix original is equal parts sad and funny.

Director: David Wain
Writers: John Aboud and Michael Colton
Cast: Will Forte, Ed Helms, Max Greenfield, Domhnall Gleeson, Martin Mull, Thomas Lennon, Matt Walsh, Neil Casey, Matt Lucas, Emmy Rossum, Joel McHale, Paul Scheer, Natasha Lyonne, Jon Daly


Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

What is it about: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is not another dumb comedy movies. The movie has some genuine sweet and emotional moments.

Director: David Dobkin
Writers: Will Ferrell and Andrew Steele
Cast: Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens, and Demi Lovato


The Incredible Jessica James

The Incredible Jessica James

What is it about: Jessica James is not as incredible as the title wants you to believe. She is selfish and naive. However, there is a passionate, raw and ambitious side to her that is sure to win your hearts. Stream and watch her tale.

Director: Jim Strouse
Writers: Jim Strouse
Cast: Jessica Williams, LaKeith Stanfield, Noël Wells, Taliyah Whitaker

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List Of Top 10 Will Smith Movies 2021

by Kaylen Summers

Will Smith is one of the most loved actors of our times. Be it comedy or intense characters, he handles them all with his own unique grace. Here are some of the best Will Smith movies to watch:

Enemy of the State

This is a political drama with Will Smith playing an innocent lawyer who ends up entangled in a case of mass political corruption after he accidentally comes into possession of evidence of the murder of a U.S. Senator. He plays the role of the lawyer caught unaware in a scandal with great commitment. His portrayal brings out a relatability and depth to the role, making the film a very engaging watch.

Independence Day

This is an exciting science fiction film that showcases yet another brilliant performance from Will Smith. It is the story of a superior alien race that tries to destroy several cities of the Earth with its sophisticated weaponry. Various people join forces to push back and save human beings. The characters are fleshed out well and executed convincingly. Will Smith is believable and fun onscreen with his usual charm and commitment.

Ali

This is a sensational biographical sports drama that follows the life and struggles of legendary boxer Muhammed Ali. Will Smith plays the titular role and aces it with his extraordinary on-screen performance. He brings out the aggression and the vulnerabilities of Ali with subtle grace and defining strength. His presence elevates the film and holds it together to make it deep, exciting and extremely relatable.

Men In Black

This is a science fiction action comedy film that is based on the Marvel comics. It is undoubtedly one of Will Smith’s best and most memorable performances of all times. He is supported by the rest of the cast to bring the film together in engaging ways. He comes across as a diverse actor who switches from humour to action very naturally and without much effort. This is a film of his that you must not miss.

Bad Boys for Life

This is an action-packed story of two detectives who join the special team of the Miami Police Department. Their mission is to bring down a ruthless killer on a ploy to commit a murder. The film is edgy and entertaining. Will Smith handles his roles with ease and also brings out the assertion of a detective in very convincing ways. He walks in and out of scenes with a nonchalance that is extremely interesting to watch.

The Pursuit of Happyness

This is an adorable film that is hard to not love. It tells the survival story of a man and his little son. The duo navigates life and financial troubles and form an incredibly warm relationship in the process. Smith shines through as the endearing father who is all love for his little boy. His vulnerabilities are so relatable and moving that you might need to keep some tissues ready for this film!

Hitch

This film marks one of the few times when Smith ventured into rom-com. The film has him playing the role of a professional dating doctor who trains men to woo their dream women. He claims that he can match anyone, regardless of their differences with their partner. This is a fun film that is light and breezy. It wraps together some enjoyable humour and light drama and Smith proves that no genre is beyond his capabilities as an actor.

I, Robot

This is a fictional fantasy film that is based in the future. Will Smith plays a hardened police officer whose distrust of the robots that are now part of everyday life is challenged when he gets forced to deal with a robot charged with murder. The film has an interesting plot which is held together by Smith’s sharp performance as a cop. He makes the best effort to bring believability into a story that can easily falter if the performances do not hold it together.

Focus

This is a fun film that offers a modern-day twist on classic heist movies. Smith showcases undeniable charm and chemistry on screen. The film has exotic locations and very sophisticated heist sequences which Smith handles with charm. He fits right into the story with his easy-breezy performance that switches to strength and assertion when needed. It is a very different kind of performance from Smith and hence a film that must not be missed.

Winter’s Tale

This is a film in which Will Smith only appears for a brief moment. But it is on this list because he plays Satan, and makes the film memorable for the short while that he is in it. It is one of his most fun and remarkable performances which showcases his true diversity and versatility as a performer. The film is an overall exciting watch and Smith elevates it with his screen presence.

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Monday (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Starring Sebastian Stan and Denise Gough is a Romantic Drama taking place in Greece. Mike and Chole met each other on a hot summer night in Athens. They immediately fall for each other and before they know it they wakes up naked on the beach.

Releasing Date: 16 April 2021

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Lazarus (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Directed and written by R.L.Scott, Lazarus is the latest superhero movie that tells the story of a super-powered vigilante who has declared war against a crime organization in the hopes of freeing their city from darkness. The movie has Sean Riggs, Costas Mandylor, Shane Brolly as the lead actress.

Releasing Date: 26 April 2021

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Vanquish (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A retired cop uses the daughter of a former drug courier to force her to do his bid. In order to save her and her daughter, now she must take out many gangsters armed with guns, guts and motorcycles. If anything goes wrong, she will never see her daughter again or worse they could both end up dead.

Releasing Date: 21 April 2021

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Sharks of the Corn (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Director Tim Ritter is mixing up iconic movies like Jaws and Stephen King’s Children of the Corn to give a great low-budget entertainer, Sharks of the Corn. The movie is a mixmash of humor, terror, and some major pure adrenaline rush.

Releasing Date: 20 July 2021

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10 Netflix Monster Movies That Can Really Scare You

by Kaylen Summers

Check out our list of the best monster movies streaming on Netflix:

Bird Box

This is a Netflix original monster film where we do not actually get to see the monsters! But they are around and they can hear you. This is the story of a woman trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by supernatural entities who hunt by sound. They attack where the sound is coming from and cause the humans to go crazy and kill themselves. Spooked out? Watch the film for some real chills.

Siren

Monsters are not always so straight forward are they? This is the story of a group of groomsmen who cross paths with a predator. The monster takes the form of an attractive woman working at a strip club. This is a solid monster film that is creepy and deceptive. It has strong performances and a very steadfast cast to elevate the chill quotient.

Wildling

This is a twisted monster film where the protagonist is both the hero and the monster. The story follows a teenager who has just hit puberty. Soon, other strange biological developments and transformations begin to occur in the body, leading to the main theme of the film. The girl becomes a wild creature who eats people alive and with each scene the movie only gets scarier.

Beowulf

This is quite a popular monster we have here. It tells the story of a hunt for a monster and its powerful mother. The film is mixed with live-action sequences and the eerie atmosphere is maintained with a sharp sense of tightness. The film gives you many moments of horror, and it does haunt you much after you finish watching.

The Ritual

This is a movie that is really scary. The story follows a group of friends hiking and hunted by a mysterious, towering behemoth. The film starts off as a psychological drama but soon escalates into a horror-thriller that gets beneath your skin. It is one of those films that slowly grows on the screen to immerse you in its world and finally leaves you gutted.

Ravenous

Set in a quiet town, this Canadian thriller follows the journey of a group of people who come together to flee their zombie-infested town with everything they can gather. This is a monster film with zombies that are very spooky. The tension lies in the run for life by these small-towners. It makes you feel on edge and is something that has a lasting impact.

The Monster

This is a horror film that explores the mother-daughter relationship. The story follows a daughter who has had enough of her mother’s toxic, abusive habits. As she tries to separate from her mother, suddenly they find themselves hunted by a monster in the woods after hitting a wolf with their car. This is a film that uses deception and illusions as effective plot points to drive home the fear.

The Golem

This film revolves around the titular character, a creature made of clay, brought alive through a ceremonial ritual. The monster can be both good and evil, and its actions are motivated by whoever brings it into being. The film bases a lot of its fear factor in the mythology of the Jews and it is also set in a historic timeline. The scares feel eerily real and it is a film that has the chills right.

Sweetheart

This is the story of a haunting in the middle of a shipwreck. A survivor is troubled by a monster after washing up on the shore of a small tropical island following a shipwreck. The monster can make a meal out of her and she must do everything she can to survive and to be alive. This is a strong story of will and determination with the fear factor right on point. It is frightful and inspirational at different points.

Phobia 2

This is a Thai horror film that is a compilation of five short stories. The stories pack all kinds of monsters from zombies to dead human beings. It is an extremely eerie film that has so much spook factor wrapped into it that it is probably difficult to watch all the films in one go. The horror in each film is on point and it will definitely give you those chills down your entire body.

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Terrifying Movies That You Don’t Want To Watch Alone

by Kaylen Summers

There is something weirdly fascinating about being terrified to death. The exact reason why we love watching horror movies knowing the fact that what follows after the movie is over is not pretty. But those who love cuddling with their partners, have the best excuse to do so.

Have a look at these 7 horror romps that will send chills down your spine:

The ABCs of Death (2012 Film)

The whole premise of the film is weird. There are 26 short horror stories that will scare you to death. And each story is denoted by one letter from the 26 alphabets of the English language. You came looking for one. Now you have 26! Have fun!

Curse of Chucky (2013 Film)

This doll is not pretty since it kills. The red-haired toy will creep you out to the max! And as if that was not disturbing enough for us, there are grisly scenes that intensify the misery you are feeling. But in all capacity, the film proves much better than all its predecessors.

Little Evil (2017 Film)

Horror and comedy is a potent combo and that is what makes this film a winner. The story revolves around a mother, a devilish son and his stepdad. The stepfather is trying to work around the son’s demons, the ongoing incidents make the film hilarious and creepy at the same time.

Hush (2006 Film)

This is an iconic film about a masked murderer who creeps around a woman in her house. His intentions are unknown but they are definitely not sane. One look at him make your blood run cold. Why did she even choose to live in the woods is the question you will constantly ask.

1922 (2017 Film)

We have seen enough Stephan King novels come to life on the big screen by now. IT maxed out the horror and we wonder if anything could beat that. This film is about a farmer who plans to kill his wife for financial gains. But will this greed do him any good? Watch to find out how the story unfolds next.

I am the pretty thing that lives in the house (2016 Film)

An elderly woman is taken care of by a young nurse. Little does the nurse know that the house is full of evil spirits? But it’s too late when they find out!

The Babadook (2014 Film)

Life takes a vicious turn for the woman in the story when her husband dies and she has to take care of her children single-handedly amidst all the horror around her. Trust this, it won’t let you sleep for days.

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10 Hidden Gems Worth Watching This Month

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the most underrated movies of 2020 that you can catch up on:

Ordinary Love

This is an intense drama about how a couple tries to face the perils of growing old. It explores the layers and limits of sharing a life together. The story focuses on an aging married couple forced to confront their health and fear of mortality after the wife is diagnosed with cancer. A tough predicament to deal with, the couple goes into a very upsetting phase in their lives and the movie captures their distress with keen attention.

Relic

This is a horror film that is quite inward-looking and atmospheric. It is about how the spooky streak is passed down generationally and the story unfolds slowly into something one would never imagine. The film went underappreciated for the kind of thought it has put into its narrative. The film follows an 85-year-old matriarch’s descent into otherworldly interactions and insanity from the point of view of her daughter. It is eerie and extremely haunting. It is worth a watch and it is a highly underrated film of 2020.

I Used to Go Here

This is a film that is fun and exciting. It tells the story of a successful author who goes to give a speech at her alma mater. She subsequently gets entangled in the lives of a group of youngsters and what follows is the narrative of the film. It is an interesting take on life, relationships and the uncertainty of young age. The story is engaging and unexpectedly funny. This is yet another film that was overlooked in 2020.

Spree

This is a film that feels so relatable that it is almost scary. It follows a rideshare driver who wants to go viral on the internet and gain followers. He devises a dangerous plan for the same and is determined to stop at nothing. The quest for fame, revenge, and digital following are major themes in the film. It is a deeply disturbing film owing to how real it feels. It was overshadowed by other films in 2020 and is a story that deserves more attention and appreciation.

Tesla

This is a film that follows the life and times of legendary inventor Nikola Tesla. The story focuses on his battle to bring his wireless electrical energy- based system into fruition. It chronicles the struggles of a visionary who is largely mocked and misunderstood. The power of grit, determination and dreams are reiterated through the struggles of this man who is one of the world’s most important inventors of all times.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

This is one of the most innovative yet underrated films of 2020. It is the story of a woman who travels to her boyfriend’s secluded animal farm and family home. She feels like there is something amiss in their relationship and plans to end it between them. What she encounters at his home are situations that are hard to figure out and the film finally snowballs into something none of us would imagine. It is an intense film that deserves more appreciation than it received.

Emma

This is a fun story of Emma, a self-appointed matchmaker. She meddles with the romantic lives of all her friends and sometimes ends up messing with them. Along the way, Emma makes some missteps and misjudgments which land her in an entangled mess of soiled relationships and tattered friendships. But somewhere along the way, Emma also figures out that love need not be sought in unfamiliar places. This is a fun film with beautiful performances and it definitely is one of the most underrated films of 2020.

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

This is yet another fun film based on a bar in Las Vegas that is going to shut down. The patrons and staff enjoy an evening at the bar sharing their experiences and issues related to the space. It reflects on the alcohol-fuelled world that emerges on its own in the night at bars. The film has a narrative that packs quite a bit of social criticism and commentary in fun, engaging ways. It is a film that does deserve more views than it got.

Host

Set against the Covid 19 pandemic, this film begins with a few friends who join a weekly Zoom call to catch up during the pandemic. One of them hires a medium to try and communicate with spirits over the call, for the thrill. Things go haywire after several members of the call drop for various reasons. The film is terrifying for its execution that seems so real. It is relatable and spooky because of how tangible it feels. For the way it was conceptualized, the film is pretty underrated.

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

This is a bold film that reflects on themes like women and their right to their own bodies, social prejudices against independent women, how the State interferes with personal decisions, and so on. It tells the story of a girl faced with an unexpected pregnancy who travels across the state with a friend to find a solution to her problem. For the kind of social critique the film offers, it was grossly underrated and it deserved to get more appreciation.

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10 Mouth-Watering Hulu Shows About Food

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some delicious cooking and food-related shows you can binge on Hulu:

Chopped

This is one of the oldest cooking competitions on the internet. The show pits four chefs against each other as they cook through various rounds of appetizers, dinner, and dessert. Each dish must include some mystery basket ingredients. At each round, one of the chefs gets eliminated from the competition. The show is catchy, exciting, and very engaging. It blends food, technique, and competition together to create a lovely experience.

Food Network Star

This is yet another cooking competition where 12 chefs compete throughout each season to host their own Food Network series. There are eliminations and one chef is eliminated at the end of each episode. They are faced with multiple fun and testing tasks where they are supposed to cook under pressure and time crunch. This is a very engaging show that wraps together all the essential elements of a cookery competition.

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Cupcake Wars

This is an interesting cooking challenge where four cupcake bakers are pitted against each other in a themed battle at the end of which there is whopping prize money. This is a fun show especially if you love baking. The chefs work under duress and have to bring forth their best foot to be creative and up to the mark. Watch this show when you have the time to binge on some delicious baking.

Guy’s Grocery Games

This is a different kind of cooking show that is set in a grocery store. Guy Fieri hosts this show during which four chefs compete in a series of elimination challenges with themes that seem impossible to put together. The tasks vary from making sandwiches without the bread aisle to a gourmet meal featuring only frozen entrees. The show is quirky, fun, and absolutely rewarding to watch. It stands out for its creative and experimental edge to cooking.

Kitchen Nightmares

This is a show that incorporates ace chef Gordon Ramsey’s creative spirit. Gordon Ramsey and the team visit failing restaurants to help them go for a revamp. The team examines each restaurant’s lapses, renovates the building, and makes menu and management add innovative changes to help build goodwill and customer base. This is a show that really brings out Ramsey’s love for restaurants and food. It is also explanatory of the obstacles in setting up a restaurant and managing it well.

After Hours

This is an inside story of the world of some of the best chefs. The show takes us behind the scenes at some of America’s most popular restaurants. It showcases how to ace chefs function, what their work discipline looks like, and how they tune their inner creativity into dishes. They are also seen to be laughing and joking, apart from exchanging recipes and culinary secrets. This is a reality check and a very engaging show that shows us a sneak into the elite chef world.

Top Chef Masters

This is a show that is somewhat a rip off of Top Chef. The show pits world-renowned chefs against each other in weekly competitions where they have to perform difficult tasks and come up with creative dishes. There is a very endearing cause to this show, which makes it worthwhile. The featured chefs compete on behalf of specific charities. Hence, all prize money goes to their specified organizations and not for their personal gains.

Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmerman

This is a food show that is whacky and out of the box. If you love food adventures, this is surely for you. Zimmern, an ace chef, and food writer travel across the globe in search of the strangest foods imaginable. He tries to find out the food items that are usually unheard of and introduces their flavors to the viewers. He’s gone from place to place, eating everything from goat organs, ox intestines, and fermented cabbage tacos.

The F Word

This is a fun family cooking show in all ways. Hosted by chef Gordon Ramsey, the show pits family teams against each other in an hour-long live competition. Ramsey makes the show interesting by being his fun, whacky self. He sometimes brings in surprise celebrity guests to judge the dishes and interacts with audience members through fun games that elevate the excitement of the show. It is interesting to see how different families approach cooking and the show is an overall enjoyable watch.

Worst Cooks in America

This is yet another quirky show that is bound to catch your attention. Celebrity Food Network chefs guide a group of new recruits through cooking boot camp each season and train them to go into the finale. The final task is to cook a restaurant meal which will be judged by three guest food critics. It is fun and endearing to see these cooks learn the basics and fumble a bit but pick themselves up and deliver their best.

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The Vault (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

An engineer learns of a mysterious, impenetrable fortress hidden under the Bank of Spain. He joins a crew of master thieves who plan to steal the legendary lost treasure while the whole country watches the World Cup. With thousands of soccer fans cheering in the streets, and security forces closing in, the crew has just minutes to pull off the score of a lifetime.

Releasing Date: 2021

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8 Great Movies About Kings And Kingdoms Far Away

by Kaylen Summers

There is something unusually intriguing about medieval stories. The castles, the fight for the throne, clashing swords, Knights in armor are the things that transport us to those whimsical times. There is a band of films that skillfully realize the times and tales of the medieval era. They may not always stay honest with the legends but they always keep it real. Here is a list of movies that are based on the legends that followed in the medieval times, splendidly brought to fruition on the silver screen.

Macbeth (2015)

If you wish to witness a whole lot of noble backstabbing, sword fights, and enigma surrounding the woods, Macbeth is your best bet. The latest film adaptation of the play features Michael Fassbender and brilliantly captures the setup of a medieval era. Fassbender and Marion Cotillard both give phenomenal performances as Macbeths. There is a lot of blood splashing and the remake is definitely not subtle.

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Seven Samurai (1954)

Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai follows the life of a group of villagers who hire a bunch of Samurai to keep them safe from the raiders. Amidst brilliant cinematography and sharp character arcs, we get to experience a magnificent setup of medieval Japan. The way Kurosawa builds the characters of a samurai and a villager- equally poor yet one is highly noble and patient (Samurai), while the other is awfully desperate (Villager), is commendable.

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Braveheart (1995)

The film is based on a lifelong rivalry between the Saxons and Celts, the one theme that the film plays on. Even the most Scottish people among the audiences may find the extreme patriotism cringe-worthy. Even amidst all the skirt lifting and war cries, the film still remains watchable for its pompous and splendid fight scenes and battles.

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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

This dashing and exciting film of the 30s takes the legend of Robin Hood to a whole new level. It is not a very serious film and we can see the characters exchanging a grin all the time. The film won an Oscar for the best soundtrack that year.

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Black Death (2010)

When a group of people mysteriously start recovering from the bubonic plague in England, a monk starts investigating the incidents. Sean Bean as the protagonist of the film is at his best. The film surprises its audience as it propels into an unexpected supernatural twist.

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

King Arthur is on a quest to find the Holy Grail with his Knights. The narrative builds around the journey of the mythical king and his Knights, which is filled with terrifying situations. The grim atmosphere in the vein of comedy comes across as an intriguing venture. The film is hilarious and yet maintains the dreary tone of a medieval fair.

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The Name of the Rose (1986)

Based in the 14th century the film follows William of Baskerville(Sean Connery), a monk, to solve the suspicious death of a monk in an abbey. As he proceeds with his investigation,  several other deaths occur in the abbey. Terrified, the church leaders call Bernardo Gui, William’s arch-rival to look into the matter. Watching Connery enunciate amidst a medieval set-piece is pure delight.

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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

This time we see the heroic outlaw battling a notorious sheriff who has murdered his father. Alongside Little John’s group of thieves, Robin Hood sets out on the quest to avenge his father. Alan Rickman’s Sheriff steals the show as he is as evil as it gets. The film is a perfect weekend watch.

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8 Movies That Will Make You Fall In Love

by Kaylen Summers

Movies, well entertaining are enough to please people of potentially very different tastes, especially on your date nights. Even the heartwarming ones are enough to stoke the romantic flames of a couple that navigates their relationship away from the boring daily life realities. Also, it is to be checked that the movie shouldn’t bum out too bad, for example, Schindler’s List might be a great movie, but ‘depressed about the state of humanity’ and this doesn’t turn to release desired date vibe.

Now, let’s check out some best score movies that give you a fantastic date vibe :

Pretty Woman

First of all, we have Pretty Woman, directed by Garry Marshall and starring Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, and Jason Alexander. It tells you about a man in a legal but hurtful business, who needs an escort for some social events and hires a beautiful prostitute whom he meets only to fall in love.

Love Actually

Next, we have Love Actually, a beautiful love story directed by Richard Curtis and starring Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon and Liam Neeson. The plot oversees the stories of eight different couples, who experience love in different ways during the crazy time of the year, just before Christmas.

Me Before You 

Me Before You is another one directed by Thea Sharrock and starred by Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, and Janet McTeer. It tells about a girl who lives in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man whom she takes care of.

Ghost 

Ghost, directed by Jerry Zucker stars by Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. The story is about a young man who is murdered and his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.

Notebook

The fifth one is the Notebook, directed by Nick Cassavetes, starring Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, and Gena Rowlands. Summary of the movie says about a poor young man who falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.

Dirty Dancing

Next is Dirty Dancing, directed by Emilie Ardolino, starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, and Jerry Orbach. And it says about Frances “Baby” Houseman spending his summer at a Catskills resort with her family, falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle. 

Bridget Jones’ Diary

The movie Bridget Jones’ Diary, directed by Sharon Maguire and starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant summarises a British woman who is determined to improve herself while she looks for love and records all her experiences in her diary.

Like Crazy 

Last but not least we have Like Crazy, directed by Drake Doremus, starring Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, and Jennifer Lawrence. The film builds around a British college student who falls in love with an American student, only to be separated from him when she gets banned from the U.S. for overstaying her visa.

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10 Best Show To Watch On Prime Video

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the best shows on Prime Video for your binge-watching days:

American Gods

Based on Neil Gaiman’s bestselling book of the same title, American Gods is the tale of fading old gods as they are replaced by new gods. They have specialties familiar to us 21st-century people. There are specific Gods for specific purposes like technology and media; connectivity and the like. This is a very dystopian, yet fun shows that is immensely imaginative. If you are a Gaiman fan, this is the show you must not miss.

Good Omens

Yet another fantasy story, this is about two men who each play an antagonistic angel and a devilish demon who were present at the beginning of the Universe. Despite their differences, they strike up a lasting friendship, and, when the time comes, they team up against all evil. This is a fun story that also critiques our ideas of right and wrong in very insightful ways. The performances are great and hold together the show really well.

The Tick

The Tick is yet another superhero series about an invulnerable hero who fights crime. He has a fun, nervous sidekick who helps him through thick and thin. The pair must find ways to intervene as the villain, The Terror returns. This is a show that has all the cool elements of a superhero story. It is incredibly engaging and has many moments that will thrill you. It was also very well received when it came out though Amazon has not confirmed the new season yet.

Catastrophe

This is one of the most underrated comedies on Amazon. Being a first-time parent isn’t an easy job. What if you are doing it with your partner who is from another country and you don’t really know them that well? This is a fun story of two people who meet just once and discover later that they are going to be parents. The plot has all the possibilities for great humor and the series captures them brilliantly. For the kind of engaging content, this is, it is surprising that the show is not more popular.

Downtown Abbey

This is a period soap-operatic series that is all about super-rich people going about their lives. The Crawley family leads the story, as their lives are interwoven with real-life historical events like the sinking of the Titanic and World War I. With all these external events going on, the drama within the Crawleys and their servants become trickier. This is a show that can be binged on for its rich making and social critique. The performances compliment the making and it is the perfect bine watch material.

Fleabag

This is one of the most sensational feminist comedies on the internet. It follows the story of Fleabag, a young woman who is struggling to manage her family and personal life. She stumbles through life as her sister who is much more successful presents a threat to her and her father seems unhappy with her. This is a fun survival story of a woman caught in herself. It is also one of the most layered, political takes on womanhood.

Homecoming

This is a story of a counselor at a facility called Homecoming. She helps veterans transition back into civilian life after they come back from service. Or so she thinks. The show is told in flashbacks between her first day on the job and a future point in time where she’s back home with her mom. She has a very faded memory of her time at the facility and she has her own conflicts about it. This is an intense series that is backed by some stunning performances.

Undone

This is a peculiar, engaging story of a 28-year old girl who can’t find her place in the world. Feeling disconnected from the world as her younger sister is almost getting married, she finds herself thrown into a car crash. Later, she figures out that she can jump through time. This new gift allows her to interact with her deceased father and what unveils is a mystery that is unraveled with the help of her father. This is an absolutely immersive watch, perfect to binge on.

The Expanse

This is a science fiction thriller about our future as mankind. It tells the story of us, many years from now. Mankind sprawls into the universe, taking command of everything it lays hands on. Mars is an independent military power, and at war with Earth. The scenes and settings are very imaginative and edgy, yet extremely relatable for us. It is shot well and made with a sense of conviction that it becomes instantly connected to the viewer.

Black Books

This is a series with its heart in the right place. It is the story of Black, a sarcastic bookstore owner whose concept of a good day at work involves no customers and lots of wine. He is constantly lonely and longs for a romantic partner. When he hires help and becomes friends with his neighbor, he slowly discovers the joys of having friends and meeting people. This show has great moments, good one-liners, and a plot that will keep you engaged.

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10 Best Crime Movies From Hollywood

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the best true crime movies ever made that you can watch:

All Good Things

This is a crime thriller that is sensational and has all the ingredients of a racy crime story. It follows the son of a New York real estate tycoon who becomes the prime suspect behind a series of murders including that of his wife. The film showcases his journey ahead with all the world’s focus on him. This is a film that is flashy, edgy, and has intriguing plot points to keep your interest intact. It is complemented by great performances and good cinematography.

The Bling Ring

Ace director Sophia Coppola tells the story of a teenaged crime ring that got vapidly famous for breaking into and robbing multiple celebrities’ homes in the late 2000s. It is a flashy tale told in style. The performance of Emma Watson as a twisted teenager will have you hooked to your seat. The story is tight, relatable, and woven with elements of curiosity and truth that will surprise you as you get more and more involved.

In Cold Blood

This is the chilling story of two criminals in action. It follows the true story of the 1959 murder of the Clutter family in Kansas. It packs suspense and the intricate workings of criminal minds in a narrative that is extremely engaging. It is a film that will show you another side of the human mind that is sure to make you think deeply about crime as a tendency to deviate and its nuances.

American Hustle

This is a film that is way deeper than its flashy scenes and gorgeous female leads. It is the story of the FBI’s 1970s ABSCAM sting operation. The film is filled with many twists and double-crossings that are quintessential to a narrative of scam and betrayal. It has its elements on point and the cast delivers an absolutely committed effort to keep the plot together. The film did receive a lot of attention when it was out, but It still did not really reach out as one of the best true crime films in the way it deserved to be received.

Catch Me If You Can

This is a phenomenal, cult true crime film by Steven Spielberg. It tells the story of Frank Abagnale’s rise as a conman. Leonardo DiCaprio is enjoyably charming as the conman who pulls off the most complicated heists and also keeps the agent tracing him on his feet. The film is now a cult classic with a huge fan following. It is one of the most sensational, widely watched films of all time. The narrative is fun, thrilling, and also very critical of the concept of crime and punishment itself.

Memories of Murder

This is a Korean film based on Korea’s first serial murders. It is a mysterious crime thriller that tracks the true events leading to the first documented cases of serial killings in the country. The narrative is chilling and very eerie because of the fact that everything depicted in it is true. It is a one-of-a-kind experience to watch something that seems so fictional but is in fact, the sad, cold, truth.

Casino

This is a gem of a hugely underrated film by Martin Scorsese. It tells the story of a low-level gangster making his way up the casino racket. The film is based on Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal and his wife and friend who threatens to tear his empire down. The film is extremely well-made and told with a sense of wit and thrill. It is one of those hidden gems that will catch you by surprise when you finally watch it. The performances are amazing and they bring out the layers of the characters absolutely brilliantly.

Bully

This is yet another true crime film that is slightly hard to the palette. It is the story of a few South Florida high schoolers who murder a sadistic friend who had abused them in the past. The film is told with the no-nonsense approach it deserves and it is filmed with an edge. The narrative is very nuanced as it questions the nature of crime and tries to delve into revenge as a valid response towards abuse. The lines are thin when the crime is as grave as murder, and the film gets these layers right.

All the President’s Men

This is a true-crime story of the most sensational Watergate burglary scandal that cost President Richard Nixon his political credibility. It is a novel take on the relevance of good journalism and also a very thrilling depiction of corruption and scam that happens at the political level. The film is very well made and executed with absolute objectivity to the storyline. It is also a reference of a historic scandal that can be viewed with an intention to know what went down back then.

Zodiac

This is a clincher from none other than director David Fincher. It tells the story of California’s Zodiac killer who went on a murder spree. The film is narrated with a suspenseful precision and it snowballs into something larger and deeper with each scene. It has all the characteristic elements of a David Fincher crime thriller. What makes it even more intense is its reference to the actual happenings that led to the making of this film.

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Top 8 Superhero Movies On Disney Plus

by Kaylen Summers

Disney + probably has a bunch of superhero adventures sizzling the menu, but the roster is sure dominated by Marvel comic book heroes. It does include superhero adventures like the Incredibles and Big hero too. But we carefully picked the ones that are highly popular among fans and has the most views. So here you go

Thor

The Lord of thunder is banished from Asgard by King Odin and sent to Earth to spend time among mortals. On arriving on the Earth, the spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D takes away his weapon and now he must retrieve it from their captivity. This is the first installment of the Thor franchise and directed by Kenneth Branagh

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Scott Lang, the man with shrinking ability is struggling to maintain his life as a superhero and as a father. As if he already did not have enough to deal with, Dr. Hank Pym and Hope Can Dyne come up to him with a new mission. Once again the Ant-man must team up with the Wasp and embark on a journey that will bring them face to face with secrets from the past.

Iron Man 3

The brilliant Tony Stark this time is pitched against a formidable enemy who knows no limits of evil. Mandarin destroys everything Stark holds dear and puts him on a harrowing path that tests his survival skills with minimal resources. He must now fight for his life and loved ones without his suit.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Tony Stark develops an artificial intelligence system called Ultron as a part of a peace program and protecting the future of humanity. But in an unfortunate turn of events, the Ultron realized to become the exact opposite of what he was made to be- a destructive villain. The Earth’s mightiest heroes must now join forces to keep the Ultron from exterminating humanity forever.

Black Panther

T’challa takes the Wakandan throne as the next king after his father’s death. His primary goal is to protect his people from outside world threats. But as the past reveals himself, he confronts his father’s mistakes that have now evolved into an evil Killmonger. He seeks to control the Wakandan empire only to open the gates of the Wakanda to the outside world.

Ant-Man

The first installment of the franchise sees the initiation of the journey of Scott Lang as Ant Mab, how he gains the ability to shrink with the aid of a suit. There are evil elements trying to get hands over his secret and he must rise up and be the savior he needs.

Doctor Strange

The comic book story about the great sorcerer that ever existed is brought to life in this film. The film journeys into Strange’s life before he becomes a sorcerer and how a tragic event in life, sets him on the path of eternal awakening. This is one of the most mind-bending films in the MCU tackling high concept philosophical themes.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

In the second chapter of James Gunn’s intergalactic Adventure, we see the defenders contesting against a man who appears claiming to be Quill’s father. As the guardians further investigate the matter, they learn some dark secrets about the man who calls himself Ego.

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The Unholy (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Producer Sami Rami is all set to release the Holy Horror movie on Good Friday. The horror movie is about a young girl named Alice who is hearing impaired. However, after a visit from the Virgin Mary, she is able to hear, speak and heal the sick. The word spreads and an journalist is out to cover the story. But, what he finds out is something more sinister.

Releasing Date: 2 April 2021

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8 Netflix Rom-Coms For Teenagers

by Kaylen Summers

Here are movies that pay homage to the sweet sixteens;

See You Yesterday

Two teens figure out a way to travel to the past. But things take a weird turn when one of them alters the events of the past and that has major consequences on her present life.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

The film gave us the heartthrob of the era Noah Centineo. He is everything a boyfriend should be and girls can’t stop feeling jealous that Lara Jean gets to be the beneficiary of all his love and care.

Dude

Four teenage girls make some really bad decisions during the last few days of high school. Teenagers are weird. We have all been there. The film stars Lucy Hale, Awkwafina, Kathryn Prescott, and Alexandra Shipp in lead roles.

Sierra Burges Is a Loser

Noah Centineo appears again with all his charm at its peak. But the film is really about Sierra whom our adorable lover boy talks to mistaking her identity for someone else. How long will she be able to keep up the act?

Candy Jar

Imagine you and your arch-rival being paired up to debate against another team. You have never known anything but be on battle mode when suddenly you have to work with the enemy. Well, that is how most rivals turn into friends and stories like Candy Jar unfold.

Alex Strangelove

A rather unusual yet platitudinal tale of romance that sees a teenager stuck between his best friend and a boy named Elliot. This is one of the very few films that explore queer feelings.

Dumplin’

The film follows the life of an oversized teen endearing body shaming all along. The biggest tragedy is her being the daughter of an ex-beauty queen. The girl decides to challenge the norms of beauty by participating in a beauty pageant and ends up inspiring numerous other oversized people to accept and respect themselves the way they are.

The Kissing Booth

Elle and Lee are inseparable as BFFs. But their friendship has a bro code like every other and unfortunately, Elle ends up breaking it by falling in love with Lee’s elder brother. Set in the backdrop of high school days the film explores everything from the importance of friendship to self-discovery as you pass through the most exciting phase of life.

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10 Great Movies That You’ve Never Heard About

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the best, hidden gems you can stream on HBO:

Enlightened

This is a comedy-drama series with a female protagonist. It focuses on a young woman who decides to live an enlightened life after she has a mental breakdown at work. The series is fun and at the same time reflects on the nuances of everyday life that lead to conflicts of mind and emotions. The fact that all these themes are brought forth through a female protagonist makes the narrative even more layered and complex. This is quite an undiscovered gem of a series that is worth your time.

The Station Agent

This is a lovely film about a downcast, dwarf person who has a great love for trains. His life changes when his boss passes away and leaves him a railroad depot in New Jersey. He then decides to move to an obscure town and process his grief. The story follows what happens to him from then on, and how he interacts with the new people of the town. Peter Dinklage plays the protagonist and does a wonderful job of it. The film is a beautiful watch that combines a lot of emotions and a very moving narrative that is beautiful to watch.

Search Party

This is a dark comedy series about a group of Brooklyn millennials trying to locate a missing woman. The series is full of many twists, turns, and plot points that keep your attention to it throughout. It also critiques quite a few social norms through the story which has an ongoing thread about the power of a community and people coming together for a cause. The actors do justice to bring alive all the diverse characters with commitment, making this an engaging watch.

Ad Astra

This is a film that focuses on a rescue-mission story. It follows an astronaut who is trying to let go of his grief after discovering his astronaut father who is presumed dead, is actually alive. He figures out that his father may be hiding away on another planet to find out the truth. This is a lovely film that combines emotions and science with a sharp sense of awareness. If you love space stories, this is definitely for you.

Muriel’s Wedding

This is a fun film about a socially awkward woman who tries to find a life partner. She is eager to move out of her town and is quite desperate to have a glamorous wedding. The story follows how she goes about that and packs a lot of humor and social criticism in the process. It also reflects on gender norms and is very entertaining to watch especially if you are someone who is trying to figure out how to deal with finding a partner!

Her Smell

This is a film about an unhinged lead singer in an all-female trio. She is self-destructive and tries to keep people away even when it costs her professional success and a career. We have seen quite many films about self-sabotaging artists, but this one is mad and quite chaotic especially when the female protagonist comes into context. The performances are amazing and they all bring out the underlying spirit of the film really well.

Winter’s Bone

This is the story of a 17-year-old girl who sets out on a journey to track down her meth-dealing father. Jennifer Lawrence plays the character of the young girl with a stunning sense of restraint. The film draws a lot of its emotional strength from the underlying feelings of abandonment, self-doubt, and absence of parents felt by the girl. It is an intense film that rides on deep emotions and a narrative that is bold as well as moving.

Little Children

If you are a Kate Winslet fan, this is a film for you. The story follows a woman who has a troubled marriage. She is quite tormented by the monotony of domestic life and the general love-lessness she feels. Soon, she meets a man who has similar life situations and they become intimate. What follows is how they figure their lives together, while dealing with some social stigmas on the way. Kate Winslet is stunning in her subtle performance and she holds the film together with her delivery of the character.

Togetherness

This is a comedy-drama series about two couples living together under one roof in Los Angeles. It is a fun series that showcases the complex workings of relationships, romance and matrimony. The cast is fun and brings alive all the nuances of the story while keeping intact the comic element of the narrative. The exciting tone of the storytelling is very interesting and it makes the film engaging for the viewer. It is a series worth watching if you are looking for a breezy watch to get hooked on to.

Irma Vep

This is an out-of-the-box, different kind of film that focuses on a woman who plays the role of a female thief, in a film within a film. It follows the disorientation of the director as the film is made, as well as critiques the general plight of the film industry through him. This is a rad, unconventional film and may not be for everyone. But if you can watch it, it will sure turn out to be an experience in itself.

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Top 8 Sci-Fi Movies On HBO To Stream This Weekend

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the many great stories to witness from the most encompassing genre.

Here is a list of sci-fi movies you can watch on HBO now:

Aliens (1979)

Alien invasion terrorizes a spaceship and its crew who decide to respond to a distress signal and take it upon themselves to look into it. Director Ridley Scott gives us a complete entertainer filled with extraterrestrial horror and killer VFX is a masterpiece of a kind. The film finds it’s balance in science fiction and horror.

Upgrade (2018)

Upgrade builds around a technophobe whose wife is murdered in a mob attack. Driven by vengeance to bring the attackers to justice, he takes the offer of a man who offers him a pill that heals his paraplegic state. Leigh Whannell’s sci-fi flick is a generously hoards gore and violence and twists and turns in a believably futuristic setup.

Rise of the Planet of Apes (2011)

You impart within animals the ability to reason, they will be quick to react when humans wrong them. This is the story of a chimpanzee, Ceaser, raised by Will, who manipulates his ape cognition by giving him a drug to enhance his brainpower. When Ceaser is locked up in an animal facility against his will, he breaks the cell and forms an army, and spearheads an uprising against the humans. The larger-than-life epic, directed by Rupert Wyatt is an emotional fare that culminates into a grand battle among humans and apes.

Robocop (1987)

Based in the crime-infested city of Detroit, the film follows the story of a terminally ill policeman who returns to his job as Robocop. The iconic depiction of mayhem was directed by Paul Verhoeven and accounts for one satisfying sci-fi venture.

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Alita is the soul of a teenage girl trapped in the body of a battle robot. Doctor Ido revives her injuries and she sets on a quest to find the truth about her past. The film is a technological marvel directed by Robert Rodriguez and is derived from a Japanese manga of the same name. In the midst of seamless VFX and amazing storytelling be rest assured you this is a ride to cherish.

The Abyss (1989)

A diving team is tasked with finding a lost nuclear Submarine and as they set out on the journey, they are faced with alien attacks of unimaginable scale. Underwater! The sci-fi marvel comes from the aficionado himself-James Cameron and we are treated to one of the most splendid and jaw-dropping scenes of underwater action and crescendos.

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

Directed by George Nolfi, this film comes across as a hybrid of two genres- Science fiction and romantic drama. The film charts the life of US Senator on the verge of becoming president and his love interest Elise and a group of men who will go to any lengths to keep the love birds apart. In their most heartfelt performances as David and Elise, Matt Damon and Emily blunt are a talent to behold.

Midnight Special (2016)

In an action-packed sci-fi thriller from Jeff Nichols, we see a group of religious extremists and the government trying to hunt a boy with supernatural powers and his father. A fast-paced chase that keeps you guessing until the very end is filled with suspense and boasts an abundance of special effects and interesting characters.

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8 Gangster Shows That Will Make You Feel Like One

by Kaylen Summers

If you are looking for some good action, Amazon is currently hosting a series of gangster shows on its streaming service. These are shows with diverse premises and made in different languages. Mexican Drug Lord Crime drama to Italian Mafia fare and everything in between sits on the plate waiting to be devoured.

Have a look.

The Wire

A homicide/narcotics team is put together to look into a drug-dealing racket. With the aim of deconstructing the truth that coalesces the bond between drug Kingpins and law agencies, Detective James McNulty leads a team of investigative aficionados. The show perfectly blends the worlds of bureaucracy, law, and red-tapism to give us a high voltage crime investigation series.

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The Sopranos

Tony Soprano is struggling to keep the balance between his family life and underworld business. But when he finds the scales tipping, he seeks help from Psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi

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Boardwalk Empire

Atlantic City treasurer, Enoch Thompson maintains ties with politicians and gangsters in his best interest. But the feds are curious about his unusual friendships. Set in the backdrop of the prohibition era, the show draws inspiration from Nelson Johnson’s book ‘Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times and Corruption of Atlantic City”.

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Sneaky Pete

With the hope of leaving behind his past as a con, Mauritius assumes a new identity, actually steals the identity of his cellmate – Pete. Pete’s family does not suspect the man since they haven’t seen him in a long long time. But over the course of time, Mauritius discovers that the family has untold secrets of their own, and staying with them could undermine the very purpose he has set out to accomplish. He must now find his way out of that world and that is not going to be easy.

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Animal Kingdom

Joshua’s grandmother takes him in after the death of his mother. But his life takes an unusual turn when he gets involved with the criminal clan that she is the head of.

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Undercover

Pair of undercover agents infiltrate the campground of a drug Kingpin. He is the largest manufacturer of ecstasy in the world. But things go south as the agents deconstruct his life and shut his network.

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Vegas

The sacred city of gamblers and entertainment sees a ruthless murder of a casino worker. The law enforcement charges Sheriff Lamb with investigative duties. The Sheriff in the process hinders the criminal activities of Chicago gangster Vincent Savino setting them against each other.

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Romanzo Criminale

A young man aspires to climb the ladder of an Italian drug ring. in an attempt, he seeks help from corrupt cops, politicians, and secret services. The secret service aids him with the ulterior motive of overthrowing the government in power. Beyond all this scheming a police inspector Nicola Scialoja is hell-bent on bringing the criminals to justice.

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Jakob’s Wife (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Jakob’s Wife is the upcoming horror movie starring horror icon Barbara Crampton, who is famous for movies like Re-Animator, From Beyond. Directed by Travis Stevens, the cast of the movie includes Larry Fessenden, Nyisha Bell, Mark Kelly, Sarah Lind, Robert Rusler, Bonnie Aarons, and Phil Brooks, Barbara Crampton.

Releasing Date: 16 April 2021

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8 Great Movies To Bring You Peace Of Mind

by Kaylen Summers

We live in troubled times. If you are looking for great movies that can give you a comprehensive view of reality and humanity, have a look at these.

Awake: The Life of Yogananda

The person who introduced Hindu spirituality to the west, Yogananda, tells us about his life and the effects of yoga, science, and religion through a series of reconstructions, interviews, and verité.

One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das

Before emerging as a world-renowned Kirtan singer, Krishna Das travelled India in search of Neem Karoli Baba, the spiritual legend to find his way out of addiction and despair.

Kundan

The movie documents the life of 14th Dalai Lama, his choices and the sad fate that overpowered him. He did not see it coming. The documentary talks in details about The ruler of the state and other aspects of Dalai Lama that we do not know.  The film also shows how the Chinese occupation gained a stronghold in the land eventually stripping it off its independence.

Zen

Dogen Zenji a monk from the XIII century embarks on a journey to China. On the quest of finding spirituality and true Buddhism, he meets another monk who shares with him the knowledge of meditation and methods of accomplishing enlightenment. Dogen Zenji returns to Japan with utmost faith in his teachings and spreads the knowledge to the people of his homeland.

Little Buddha

As per the laws of nature, the Buddhist Monks of Tibet believe that Lama Dorje is reincarnated in the world as some other human. As they try to find his new avatar, they realize that an American boy and an Indian boy and girl have served to become the objects of reincarnation. The movie also showcases the life of Prince Siddhartha since he rose to spiritual heights

Ashes and Snow

The film follows photographer Gregory Colbert’s who listened to the voices of animals and made 32 expeditions spread across the time span of 13 years. Through this documentary, he means to show us the common language that exists between animals and how the world of people and the animals living on the same planet is interconnected.

Powder

The film follows the life of ‘Powder’ a new student who is nicknamed so because of his awfully pale skin. The powder has supernatural powers and energy that can wreak havoc. But what is the truth behind his powers? Is he some kind of a mistake or evolved version of humanity?

Mr.Nobody

The film is based on the concept of parallel realities and different worlds that are created by our actions and how we play different roles in each reality. But this truth is only witnessed by astral travelers since they have the powers to penetrate through their parallel lives.

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8 Romantic Movies For Singles To Enjoy

by Kaylen Summers

Here are 8 hilarious rom-com for singles to enjoy.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Peter (Jason Segel) takes a trip to Hawaii to get over a painful breakup. But guess who shows up in the hotel where he stays? It’s his ex! Could things get any worse? What ensues next is a hilarious tale of post-break-up dissing and showing off to each other. But what we need to take away from the film is that you need not give up hope if a relationship does not work out.

Under Tuscan Sun

This is a tale of a wife, who troubled with her husband’s infidelity, takes a holiday away from the mess and ends up purchasing a villa in Tuscany. The film has all the elements of love and passion. But it is truly about a woman standing back up after being knocked down by challenges.

Legally Blonde

Elle tries to get back with her boyfriend and gets into Harvard Law School in the process. But as life at Harvard goes on, she realizes there is more to her life than just the boy she is chasing. Oh and she aces the course!

Bridesmaids

Annie Walker a woman, in her 30s is asked to be her BFF asks her to be her maid of honor. The film is hilarious and the all-girls cast put up a phenomenal performance.

500 Days of Summer

This indie film is about the love that did not work out because one of them was just not that into it. The film beautifully breaks down the different phases of a relationship.

How To Be Single

Based on a novel by Liz Tuccillo, the film follows the lives of four young adults on a quest to find love in New York City.

The First Wives Club

Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler star in this hilarious venture where their ex-husbands leave them for young women and now they want revenge for what they have been through.

Bridget Jones’ Diary

If someone loves you, they will never demand you change. If you find someone like that, keep them. Bridget Jones’ Diary is a highly relatable and comical flick about being single.

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Oxygen (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Melanie Laurent’s character wakes up in a cryogenic chamber and she has no recollection of how she reached there. She is now in tubes that contains oxygen. Now she has to find a way out before running out of air. Directed by Alexandre Aja, the French movie has already gained a huge attention from Hollywood movie watchers.

Releasing Date: 12 May 2021

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The Runaway Bunny (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Published way back in 1942 by Harper Collins, The Runaway Bunny is one of the most popular book for children published. Filled with illustrations of Clement Hurd and the poetry of Margaret Wise, the book is getting its first animated look and is arriving on HBO Max.

Releasing Date: 25 March 2021

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10 Crazy Travel Movies That Everyone Should Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some films with travel stories and the most brilliantly captured frames that will make you want to head out on an adventure.

Eat Pray Love

Travelling is all about finding yourself. That is the reason most people do it for. Long term travel may not be a practical thing but if you watch Eat Pray Love, this could well be a change of perspective.

The Inbetweeners 2 (2014)

The land down under awaits. This movie will definitely make your feet itch and brain crave for a holiday in Australia.

The Hangover Part II (2011)

Stu is about to get married but then what is a wedding without some Hangover style drama. That is purely the gist this franchise thrives on. Will the pack of wolves settle their misdoings and make it in time for the wedding? Hell is about to break loose on the streets of Bangkok.

The Beach (2000)

Leonardo DiCaprio goes in search of paradise in Thailand. Get ready to pack your bags to the amazing South East Asia.

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

Do you ever plan on giving everything up and buying a villa in the countryside? That is exactly what Frances does when she decides to move away from her cheating husband.

Eurotrip (2004)

Backpacking around Europe is everyone’s dream. The four teenagers in the movie actually go about the plan during their summer break and as they embark on the journey, crazy stuff happens.

Letters to Juliet (2010)

Juliet Balcony is the place where it all begins. An aspiring young writer sets out to unite two people in love with her talent in writing.

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (2018)

Donna goes backpacking around Paris and ultimately settles down on a Greek island which is no less than a paradise.

A Good Year (2006)

Life in the French countryside is a dream come true if you ask us. Don’t believe. Just watch this venture where a business tycoon from London starts falling in love with the slow country life.

P. S. I Love You (2007)

The iconic love story between Hillary Swank and Gerard Butler unfolds in the beautiful landscape of Ireland, the Wicklow Mountains to be specific.

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Bad Trip (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Starring Eric Andre, this Borat-style movie is about two friends taking a road trip and progresses with the cast pulling off hidden camera pranks on the unsuspecting public. The movie is written by Dan Curry, Eric André, and Kitao Sakurai based on a story by Andre, Sakurai, and Andrew Barchilon. Andre, Jeff Tremaine, David Bernad, and Ruben Fleischer are the producers of the movie and Sakurai directed it as well.

Releasing Date: 26 March 1994

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Happily (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Tom and Janet have been married for more than 14 years. They soon realizes that their friends are resentful of their public display of affection. This kicks off a chain of suspicions regarding the loyalty of their friends. And all things go lose when a mysterious stranger visits them and later when they find a dead body.

Releasing Date: 19 March 2021

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Thunder Force (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

When we hear superheroes, we see them as people with model-like physic and great behavior. Thunder Force is one comedy superhero movie that tells the strong message that anyone can be a superhero. Starring Melissa McCarthy, the movie is screen played by her husband Ben Falcone.

Releasing Date: 9 April 2021

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Without Remorse (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Micheal B Jordan takes up the role of a Navy SEAL named John Clark. When his wife gets murdered, he takes it upon himself to find those responsible and take revenge. What he didn’t expect was to get entangled in a massive conspiracy.

Releasing Date: April 30, 2021

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8 Netflix Movies That Will Make You Feel Good

by Kaylen Summers

Netflix has its share of flicks that are meant for an audience who want to feel good and cozy up to a delightful adventure. And here they come

‘Let It Snow’

You will find yourself going gaga over a pair of teenage couples, out on a date on Christmas eve in the beautiful small town, Illinois.

‘Klaus’

This Netflix original animated film might seem like a casual holiday flick. Except it’s not! The film has a very strong underlying message about why it is important to learn about being responsible.

‘Holiday in the Wild’

It doesn’t exactly start on a positive note where Kate’s husband just left her and her son is off to college. Kate then decides to take a solo trip to Zambia which was actually supposed to be a second honeymoon. The holiday turns out to be a life-changing journey for Kate where she finds an ostensible love interest in Derek and a new found love for taking care of elephants at the local sanctuary.

‘Holiday Rush’

Rush Williams loses his job as an RJ, goes broke and has to give up on his normal lifestyle and start sharing an apartment with his aunt. It would have been better if he didn’t have any dependants on him. He has children who think the house is a dump. “Holiday Rush” is the story of a walking the tight rope, trying to make a living and at the same time be a good father to his children.

‘The Knight Before Christmas’

A knight from the 14th century gets sent to present-day Ohio by an old crone. He is following a quest, unbeknownst to what the mission actually is. Brooke empathizes with the situation and decides to take him in until he has found his way. What unfolds next is a tale of old school romance adorned with a lot of love and kindness with the air smelling like Christmas. A perfect movie for Christmas eve!

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby’

If you don’t mind overly cheesy and goodie love being thrown all around like confetti, go ahead and watch this one. But mind you, it could sound awfully ridiculous at times with overblown emotions and sugar-coated dialogues.

Christmas Inheritance

This can be called a hallmark Christmas film with all the elements that make up for a perfect holiday watch but is way less cheesy than the Christmas Prince Trilogy as a whole. A rich city girl must learn the importance of Christmas before she inherits her father’s fortune. What grips you to the story is her journey.

The Holiday calendar

Nothing flashy about this one per se but it definitely deserves a spot on the list. It’s too bad that this charming story about a photographer who inherits a calendar that can predict the future is often forgotten when we speak of Netflix’s holiday content.

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Awesome Thrillers That Will Keep You At The Edge Of Your Seat

by Kaylen Summers

Here is the list of 7 edge-of-the-seat thrillers that you can stream on Netflix right now:

Drive (2011)

This amazing thriller with an incredible soundtrack is one of Ryan Gosling’s best films. No doubt it has some crazy violence in it, but there is an equal balance of calm and composure. Gosling and Carey Mulligan both give a phenomenal performance but the plot of the film is what takes the cake.

It Comes At Night (2017)

We have to give it up to A24 for creating some of the most eccentric thrillers and It Comes At Night is no different. It takes a special talent to not showcase the face of a monster and leave the audience to speculate and come to conclusions of their own. The film centres around two families desolated from a worldwide epidemic and ultimately unravelling the truth that true danger lurks within. Not to mention the speciality of A24 to create these paranoid and creepy scenarios in the most scenic locations that make it just so hard to look away from the screen.

The Hateful Eight (2015)

Unarguably one of Tarantino’s best films in the line of Spaghetti western inspirations, The Hateful Eight sees multiple similarities to vintage western classic frames. The cold snowy frames bear an uncanny resemblance to those of “The Great Silence”. Some would disagree on it being called a 21st-century movie, yet no one can deny that it is three hours of utter fun. Netflix has both the theatrical version and the director’s cut of the movie to choose from.

Panic Room (2002)

David Fincher’s claustrophobia-inducing thriller is decidedly the most intense of all his films. The film opens with a group of burglars breaking into a house, causing a mother and daughter who live in that house, to lock themselves up into a panic room in their new apartment. We get to witness Jodi Foster’s amazing acting chops and what would become of Kristen Stewart as an actor in this cinema.

Frozen River (2008)

Looking for some female-oriented independent film to watch? Put Frozen River right up on the list. The story revolves around a single mother who is broke and in need of money to take care of her children. The desperate circumstances make her go down the forbidden path and illegally traffick immigrants across the frozen river. By staying true to the realities of the working class and deftly examining the crossover of race and class, the film has only managed to win hearts at large.

Jackie Brown (1996)

Jackie Brown is the titular air hostess who is on a quest to play the gun dealer and the feds chasing her for the debt she owes and her crimes. The woman is slick and you never know what she is thinking. That’s where all the suspense fumes from. This is one of Quentin Tarantino’s famous classics that is surprisingly yet essentially low on the gore and violence.

The Cell (2000)

One of Jennifer Lopez’s best performances throughout her acting career comes from a thriller directed by Tarsem Singh. The story sees Lopez as a social worker working who helps bring comatose patients back to life by using a technology that taps into the vulnerable parts of their brain. FBI agent (Vince Vaughn) shows up asking for her help to tap into the mind of a notorious serial killer to help find a captive. Although you might see a reflection of “Silence of the Lambs” in the film, the plot is a lot more unique, featuring incredible performances from the cast.

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10 Awesome Comedy Movies To Watch On Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the best comedies on Hulu that you can watch:

Happiest Season

This is a fun movie about a girl who brings her girlfriend home but has not yet come out to her family. The film explores family dynamics, relationships, and love with a twist of well-timed, engaging humor. The actors all do their parts extremely well and the film is one that also stands out for presenting a relevant theme with the attention it deserves. It is not only packed with good comedy but also deep layers of emotions that make you feel good in the end.

Ingrid Goes West

Based on our internet obsession, this is a fun story of a woman who becomes obsessed with an Instagram celebrity. As you can imagine already, celebrity obsession is a plot that gives rise to quite many moments of situational humor. This film captures those moments well and presents an engaging story of the quest for viral culture, fame, and the need to fit in. It is as funny as it is serious. Watch it for a good laugh at the characters and perhaps, your own self!

The Nice Guys

This is a nice, old-fashioned buddy comedy flick. It is the story of a private detective who gets caught up in the disappearance of a teenager. He teams up with a funny cop to untangle the mess. This film explores friendship and mystery to present a story that is genuinely funny. The actors showcase brilliant chemistry and the narrative comes around as engaging, deep, and extremely relatable.

Say Anything

This is a comedy about deeper thoughts. It showcases how people from different backgrounds find each other. It is a family drama that explores your realizations about your family members, and those moments in which you learn the world is more complex than you thought as a kid. It is a light narrative but it touches on important topics. The performances back the comic element very well.

Support the Girls

This is a very charming comedy about a Hooters-esque restaurant. It showcases a woman employed at the restaurant who is having a particularly bad day at work. It is not a film that makes too many statements about anything, yet ends up being very relevant and striking. It is a film about the power of human will and how people try hard to swim against the tides. It is a fun, exciting story that will surely have you hooked.

Greener Grass

This is a weird comedy film for all you mad comedy lovers out there. It is a strange kind of comedy that borders onto black humor. It examines the suburban culture and is deeply exaggerated for comic drama It is quite a crafty film because it experiments with comedy in ways that are very different from usual methods. It looks like a film that will have a niche following very soon. Watch this film to join the bandwagon.

Click

This is one of Adam Sandler’s last films before he shifted to Netflix. It is a comedy about an average man who finds out that his universal remote can fast forward through the boring and bad times in his life. It has all the elements of an Adam Sandler film. It packs humor, thoughts, and some relevant issues in a narrative that is sure to feel extremely relatable. Watch this film for a really exciting experience you will fully enjoy.

Big Time Adolescence

This is a coming-of-age story about a kid who befriends a very lazy adult man. It explores their friendship and the influence they have on each other. It is an extremely relatable film that explains with a tenderness that maturity comes to people at different ages, in different ways. The performances are endearing and keep up with the funny tone and the soft heart of the story.

Beerfest

This is yet another great comedy about an underground drinking game tournament that takes place during Oktoberfest in Munich. It is an ensemble with performances that stay in your heart for a long time. The scenes pack easy humor that elevates the overall mood of the film. The chaos on the screen is very well curated to present a story with many characters and moments that make the film an absolutely lovely watch.

Four Weddings And A Funeral

This is a breezy comedy about a man who gets into a lot of complicated issues at weddings and a funeral. He ends up falling in love at the end of this complex mix. It is a very engaging story that packs comic chaos extremely well. It has its heart in the right place and the performances support the theme in ways that really sustain the excitement of the narrative till the end. It became the highest-grossing British film of all time when it was released.

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8 Psychological Movies To Watch Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Let’s have a look at these visual psychology treats:

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

This is a story of a crazy criminal who speculates that serving his time in a mental institution will be easier than pushing his life in jail. It is a comedy-drama that highlights the behaviorism of individuals as well as narrates various forms of psychosis. It also screens the institutional processes of the 1960s and picturizes human cognitive dimensions. 

Rain Man (1988)

A melodrama that narrates the selfish rouge who is unaware of the fact that he has a brother who is autistic. The role of Charlie Babbitt was played by Tom Cruise who tries to take his brother under his control to snatch his inheritance. The entire play is adorable and it defines the dynamics of the family. 

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

It is a biographical drama and dubbed as one of the best movies on mental health. It is based on a true story and more about a genius mathematician yet asocial in nature. The movie highlights the disorder of paranoid schizophrenia. Also, it tells the impact of such a condition on the personal and social life of a person. 

 Black Swan (2010)

A Typical psychological horror movie that illustrates anxiety disorder and behavioral disorder. It narrates the rivalry and explores mental stress that a person comes across at the prime points of life. As Nina finds the director is about to replace her with Lily, she broke out to the dark phases of life where anxiety and rivalry welcome her to go mad. 

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

The story tells the bond between a Jewish lady and an African American driver. A clear-cut drama that reflects a lot of life lessons. This movie clearly traces and never forgets to echo how the relationship between the two prime characters grows. It highlights social discrimination prevailed in society and explores the psychological perspectives of life from different points of view. In addition, you can trace the message that relationships are not bounded by any boundaries. It also touches the problem statements of Alzheimer’s disease and its impact. 

Memento (2000)

A crime drama or can be said as a neo-noir psychological thriller that narrates the revengeful life of a person who is suffering from anterograde amnesia. A severe head injury changes the life of Leonard Shelby who was an insurance investigator. His wife was killed by someone and he was trying all the way to remember the murderer to take revenge. It narrates eh psychological dilemma encountered by those who are suffering from such severe memory loss. 

Reign Over Me (2007)

It is a family drama that visualizes the desperate situation that a man faces when he loses this whole family. Charlie lost his family in the 9/11 terrorist attack and he drowns himself down in deep despair. However, when he meets one of his college roommates he finds relief for the rest of his life. In short, the movies gives a vivifying experience that blends different psychological emotions in a person’s life. 

Ordinary People (1980)

This movie sheds light on the deep mental anguish. Conard is losing his brother in a sailing accident. This loss tore him to deep guilt and he attempted to kill himself. Subsequently, Conard was his extended stay in a mental hospital. He finds his life back and tries to restore life seeing how his mother and father deal with the same situation. This movie highlights the dynamics of a family setting in its deep distress and the value of psychological therapy in real life.

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10 Best Groundbreaking Fantasy Films

by Kaylen Summers

Fantasy is a genre that takes our minds into the realms of creativity and imagination. It transports everyone into worlds that are alien, beautiful, and mesmerizing. Here are some of the best fantasy films to watch:

1. Groundhog Day

This film is a beautiful mix of fantasy and deep philosophical thought. The story follows a sour, cynical weatherman doomed to repeat the same day over and over again after getting into a time loop. This is a lovely film that extends beyond fantasy and tries to bring many elements into the narrative. Watch this film for an unforgettable experience.

2. My Neighbour Totoro

Hayao Miyazaki’s family fantasy is one of the most charming films ever made. It’s the story of two sisters who move with their dad to be close to their sick mother, and there they meet a snuggly monster with a goofy grin and a twelve-legged cat bus. The world-building in the film is amazing, and it is a very intense, moving film.

3. A Matter of Life and Death

This is the story of a plane crash after which the protagonist finds himself at the pearly gates of a mysterious place. There are two locations in the film, earth, and heaven. In the latter, a celestial court must decide if the pilot will be spared or not, and the film then moves into an inquiry of the best and worst in how we live our lives.

4. The Dark Crystal

This is a quest story where a Gelfling, must fulfill a prophecy and defeat the aging, decaying race of Skeksis in favor of the gentler, wiser Mystics. The film’s character design is remarkable and it shows immense conviction in the power of imagination. The world and the characters in the film are built on very solid grounds. It is a mesmerizing experience and is a must-watch.

5. La Belle et la Bête

Nearly 70 years after its release, the magic of the story of Beauty and the Beast still casts a spell. An adaptation of a fairy tale, the film has many magical elements like disembodied arms appearing through the walls of the Beast’s castle to hoist the candelabras lighting Belle’s path. It is a delightful watch with amazing effects and truly mysterious, yet captivating sequences.

6. Spirited Away

A benchmark of animation films as a whole, this magical adventure film turns the wanderings of a lonely ten-year-old girl into an experience, complete with ancient folklore and modern storytelling techniques. Magical, groundbreaking, and undeniable, this film is still the highest-grossing movie in Japanese history.

7. Ugetsu Monogatari

The greatest ghost story ever told on screen; this is a tale of two greedy peasants who try to profit from the civil war raging through their country. Soon, one of the men becomes enchanted with a mysterious noblewoman, taking leave of both his senses and his family in one swoop. The film’s fantasy world is eerie, mysterious, and very intriguing. It is a well-crafted film and quite a milestone in the fantasy genre.

8. Onward

This is yet another amazing fantasy film that is all heart. It follows a pair of grieving elf brothers who turn to magic to reanimate their father they never really knew, for 24 hours. But the spell is broken halfway through, leaving them with half a dad. With only the legs operational and the missing top half flopping around under layers of clothes, the three bluff their way through a quest to find a magical gem and finish the job.

9. King Kong

King Kong is a character that does not need much introduction. The film is a beautiful and haunting one that explores the fantasy genre in all its glory. It is one of those films that offer a lot of thought while entertaining and making you go wow. The film is a favorite among adults and kids alike, making it an all-time hit.

10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

This adaptation of JRR Tolkein’s genre-defining trilogy is fantasy’s most inimitable benchmark. The film and its sequels continue to thrill moviegoers for generations to come. It gets you invested with its brilliant world that is full of magic, thrill, and depth. The franchise is unlike any other, making it an evergreen fantasy favorite.

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10 Movies That Are Actually Comic Book Adaptations

by Kaylen Summers

Comics are a great form of entertainment and insight. It is perhaps a huge part of many of our childhoods. Here are some great films that are originally comic book adaptations:

1. Blue Is The Warmest Colour

Le bleu est une couleur chaude is a graphic novel written and illustrated by Julie Maroh and first published in 2010. The English language version, Blue Is The Warmest Colour was later published in 2013. The graphic novel received widely positive reviews and was adapted into a film in the same year it was published in English. This is the story of two women who try to find love, freedom, art, and escape. It is critically acclaimed and quite an audience favorite.

2. Hellboy

Hellboy is a character from a famous graphic novel. Though it only loosely followed its source material and virtually created its own lore, this film is widely regarded as the best adaptation of this character and story. It is a film that shows how an adaptation can deviate from the original storyline, yet retain the character and make it very believable.

3. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

In August of 2004, Canadian author and illustrator, Bryan Lee O’Malley created the first volume of this comic series. This is considered one of the most accurate, iconic examples of a classic comic series brought to life. With its popping, vibrant imagery and amazing casting, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is fondly remembered and well-loved to this day by critics and film buffs all over.

4. Oldboy

Oldboy is a Japanese manga series that ran from 1996 to 1998, spanning eight volumes and seventy-nine collective chapters. In 2003, director Park Chan adapted the series into a critically acclaimed, award-winning film by the same name. This film adaptation is often considered to be one of the best. It’s still talked about to this day, and it still garners much more recognition than the more recent 2013 adaptation.

5. A History Of Violence

Adapted from a graphic novel of the same title published in 1997, written by John Wagner and illustrated by Vince Locke. The standalone graphic novel did not garner much attention until its film adaptation hit theatres nearly ten years later. The film has a very unique tone and visuals which are very striking. This is a film well worth watching.

6. Persepolis

The first Persepolis graphic novel was published in 2000 and depicted the life of author and illustrator, Marjane Satrapi, and her experience growing up during the Islamic Revolution. With a strong social commentary, both the novels and the film version of Persepolis remains relevant to this day. The story is timeless and was beautifully brought to life in a memorably animated film.

7. Snowpiercer

The comic was originally published in French and titled, Le Transperceneige. The film adaptation of this French graphic novel is critically and commercially acclaimed. It attracted attention to its source material, with the English version being published shortly after the film’s worldwide debut. The film is stunning in its writing and the way it creates moments is absolutely memorable.

8. The Mask

In 1994, while the comic book series was still in its prime, a film adaptation the story hit theatres. This film stars Jim Carrey as the lead character, Stanley Ipkiss, the dorky bank clerk whose life is changed forever when he encounters the titular supernatural mask. It is much loved character most of us are probably used to watching on cartoons while growing up. The film stays true to the book and is an amazing watch.

9. Ghost World

Bringing Ghost World to life on the big screen was achieved on a small budget, but was nonetheless a success, and was even nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film had its worldwide premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival. It was not a commercial success, but today, it has earned a cult following and holds a respectable reputation among film lovers and critics.

10. 30 Days Of Night

This film is based on a comic book by illustrator, Ben Templesmith, where he presents a haunting and gruesome take on vampires. Adapted skilfully, this film was a success, calling attention to both the source material and the vampire genre in general. It is scary, brilliant, and at the same time ripe with layers of psychological horror. It is considered one of the best adaptations in the genre.

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10 Parenting Movies Every Parent Should See

by Kaylen Summers

Parenting is one of the toughest jobs on Earth! The journey is filled with ups, downs, and everything in between. Here are a few amazing films on parenting that are extremely relatable and fun:

1. What To Expect When You’re Expecting

Based on the international best-seller of the same title, this film follows the lives of five couples, all of whom are expecting. This is a wonderful take on the questions, doubts, and struggles of pregnancy. It also touches on adoption and explores the viewpoints of dads-to-be. Through humor and relatable sequences, the film brings out the experience of these characters preparing to become parents. It is lovely to watch whether or not you are a parent!

2. Knocked Up

This is a fun story of a one-night stand that forces two people to give their relationship a try. We are shown how these two absolutely clueless people hilariously tackle pregnancy and would-be-parenthood. Through these struggles and some very relevant side characters, the film brings out how people trying to remain, great parents, while keeping their individual identities.

3. She’s Having A Baby

This is a film that focuses on a man who tries to deal with a would-be father’s experience. The film does a wonderful job of showing what the pressure of wanting to be the best parent and partner can do to a person. The story is honest about the roadblocks in parenthood. The good and the bad showcase what parenthood usually follows with no filters.

Three Men And A Baby

This is yet another hilarious story of accidental parenthood. It is about three men, bachelors, whose lives are changed when a baby suddenly appears at their doorstep. We learn quickly that in some cases, the best fathers are the ones who don’t see it coming. Not only is this film hilarious, but it is also touching and moving. It brings to life the many different dynamics of what it’s like to raise a child, the struggle, the breakdowns, and the longing for something you never knew you wanted or needed.

Life As We Know It

This is a film about two working professionals who are brought together to raise an orphaned child after their mutual friends are killed in an accident. Despite the fact that they hate each other, they learn to not only navigate parenthood but also their new lives. This movie does an unbelievable job of showing you that sometimes the best things in life are not expected. It is a fun-filled, genuine film that touches your heart while also making you laugh out loud.

Mr. Mom

This is an unconventional story that shows that a man could stay home and take care of the kids, and do it just as well as any mother could do. Not only is it hilarious, but it also definitely showcases parenthood from a different perspective. It explores the gender switch with respect to caregiving, which had not been done before the release of this film. Watch this film if you have not, it is so worth it.

7. Yours, Mine, And Ours

This is a story about a blended family that comes together and makes one, brand-new family. In this film, two widowers meet. The lady has 10 kids and the man has 8. The story is about how they try to merge their individual families and exist as one. The ride is full of hilarious moments and some moving drama. It is a film that will surely make you laugh and cry and be grateful for your own family.

8. Little Miss Sunshine

This is a film that shows that parenthood is about those tiny sacrifices we make, which can take us on a journey, together as a family, and change our lives. It gives a wonderful glimpse into families and how at their core, no matter how dysfunctional they are, love and support always prevail. The film is hilarious, unpredictable and heart-warming with some amazing performances to remember forever.

9. Riding In Cars With Boys

This is the story of a young, aspiring author. She is focused and steady but all that changes when at 15, she becomes pregnant. The story follows her journey from a fifteen-year-old expectant mother to an adult woman. This movie will move you with the realism, the heartbreak, and the true power of parenthood. Be sure to have some tissues ready for this one, waterworks may flow!

10.This Is 40

This is almost a sequel to Knocked Up. It follows Pete and Debbie as they navigate their lives as parents, professionals, and lovers, all while handling an early mid-life crisis. This film is witty and so very true to parenthood. It explains mid-life crisis and how parenting as a huge responsibility can add to the stress of getting it all right. It is relatable and you cannot help falling in love with these genuinely written characters.

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10 Best Enemies-To-Lovers Stories of All Times

by Kaylen Summers

Most classic love stories begin with the couple hating each other. It is a kind of love that seems fated, and meant to be despite the initial turbulences. Here are some compelling enemies-to-lovers movies for you to watch:

You’ve Got Mail

In this engaging 1998 romantic comedy, the protagonists despise each other. They’re rival booksellers and they want nothing to do with one another. However, they’re unaware that while they’re feuding in real life, they’re falling for each other online through emails and instant message chats. Luckily, they discover the truth about their equation and reconcile, making the film absolutely lovely.

ICarly

This is a series about two people who seem to be polar opposites. To her, he’s nerdy, lame, and she hardly ever considers him as a friend. But when they finally kiss and start dating during the show’s fifth season, it is rewarding. This is a show that is absolutely amazing in the way it explores the complexities of a man-woman relationship. They are a very endearing enemies-to-lovers kind of couple you will love.

Star Wars

The instant Han Solo meets Princess Leia in Star Wars: A New Hope, they have animosity towards each other. Princess Leia is responsible and selfless, whereas Han Solo is selfish. She is not impressed with him, even calling him a “stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking” man. So, when they ultimately kiss and admit that they love each other, it’s surprising but also endearing. Their love endured through many trials, and they are one of the most memorable enemies-to-friends couples there is.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

When Buffy Summers first meets Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she wants to slay him. After all, she’s supposed to because he’s a vampire. At the same time, he’s ready to kill her. Eventually, the two grow to respect one another and ultimately love each other. The relationship did have toxic elements, but still, the chemistry of this couple is quite undeniable.

When Harry Met Sally

They argue about whether men and women can be friends without any benefits. They bicker and they’re nowhere close to being romantic. Ten years later, they meet again at a bookstore. Despite their arguments, and they’re eventually attracted to each other. They may be great as individuals, without each other. But they are certainly better together and the film underlines that so beautifully, with subtle writing and great performances.

The Vampire Diaries

 

He’s a vampire-werewolf hybrid and she’s a human-turned-vampire, and they hate each other from the beginning. However, after he saves her life, they form a bond that eventually leads to a relationship. This is a romance that explores the themes of uncertainty and the security of finding love in a person you never expected to. It is beautiful and complex at the same time.

10 Things I Hate About You

A modernized version of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, this is a film about a woman who wants nothing to do with the man, but he must continue to pursue her due to a bet with his friends. Over a period of time, she slowly begins to let her guard down and realizes he is the right kind of person for her. This is a romantic comedy that showcases one of the most loved enemies-to-lovers couples of all time.

Once Upon A Time

In this twisted tale of love and hate, the woman doesn’t trust the man, and his sarcastic humor doesn’t help. They’re enemies who would rather kill each other before going on any more adventures together. However, when he selflessly considers her feelings before his own, she starts to see his true character. When they finally kiss and fall in love, it’s one of the most unforgettable moments for the audience!

Pride & Prejudice

Jane Austen’s iconic novel, Pride and Prejudice, has had many adaptations. This film has beautifully brought out the clash between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. They have too much “pride and prejudice” to see past their differences but also have undeniable chemistry. Both are too stubborn to recognize it. It takes Mr. Darcy a long time to realize that his feelings have changed and that Elizabeth is too special to lose. Then on, the story flows into a romantic note, which is hard to not gush over.

Cheers

This is a show where the protagonists are the definition of “haters-turned-lovers.” When they first meet, Sam is crude and a ladies’ man. Diane is a wealthy snob. They instantly hate each other, but they must work together at the Boston bar. Over time, they see the better side to one another and slowly but steadily fall for each other. Their relationship is flirtatious and absolutely enviable. It is a treat to watch their story unfold and you must not miss it!

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10 Movies That Are Too Heartbreaking To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Good stories always move the audience. They are real and appeal to the heart, sometimes by breaking it. Here are some deep, beautiful, but heart-breaking films to watch:

1. Dead Poets Society

Robin Williams stars as the teacher figure you always wanted. It focuses on a group of young men trying to find their way in this scary unknown world, with overbearing parents who just won’t quit meddling. The teacher shows them the life-altering power of literature and those moments of self-realization are so deeply showcased that you cannot help but cry. It is the good kind of heartbreak, but heartbreak nevertheless.

2. Marley and Me

This is a film that tracks the life of possibly one of the cutest and most energetic dogs on the planet. It is a comedy, but it also has moments that are so overwhelming that it will bring you down to your knees. The film has amazing world-building and a rich screenplay that will make you want to grab your tissues and cry, while also watching the rest because it is that beautiful.

3. Pride and Prejudice

This is a story about love that is complicated. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy’s relationship takes the cake when it comes to sad romances. The film is rich in its critique of a period in time and it has operatic settings. Within that, this plotline makes the film a very deep and layered watch. It is a kind of sadness that you will want to get more of, knowing that it will haunt you for days.

4. If Beale Street Could Talk

This film focuses on two childhood friends turned love-struck couple. They struggle to move forward with their life together when one of them is arrested and put in jail for a crime they didn’t commit. The grief, helplessness, and fateful misery are so disturbing that you will want to scream at the screen. It is a film that moves you and gives you a cathartic sense of pleasure.

5. Gladiator

This is a cult classic film with a stature of its own. The film is the story of a Gladiator on a mission to avenge the death of his son and wife, who were murdered by a jealous Greek emperor. It is frustrating to see him drag himself through adversities and the heartbreak is unlike anything else. The film is an absolute gem, with its action and emotional depth. By the end of it, it is impossible to not get emotional about the character’s predicaments.

6. The Colour Purple

Based on the much-acclaimed novel of the same title by Alice Walker, the film chronicles the Black experience through a girl. It is heartbreaking because it etches out the injustice faced by people of color. It also makes you guilty, helpless and questions your own political allegiance. This is a heartbreak that is relevant because this is an issue that should break hearts, for change to happen.

7. A Walk to Remember

This is yet another heart-breaking film based on a high school romance novel of the same name. In a twist of events, a high school girl doesn’t want the popular guy to fall in love with her because she’s secretly dying. But he falls deeply in love with her and then, you are in for a romance that will shatter your heart into a million pieces. This is a film that is known for its emotional intensity, and you must be ready to weep before you start watching it. But don’t worry, it is the kind of weeping that will also make you feel good.

8. A Star Is Born

This is the story of two musicians who come together to create one of the best songs of all time and fall in love. But it is difficult to sustain a love story when one of the lovers is a compelling alcoholic who desperately needs to be saved. It is a film that becomes heartbreaking the moment you think the saddest bits are over.

9. Sophie’s Choice

This is a devastating film about a Holocaust survivor Sophie, who was forced to choose which of her children to send to their death. The film is dark, deep, and incredibly disturbing. The lingering sadness of the character is so heavy that it just does not let you forget how tragic and miserable she feels deep within. It is a film that will make you cry, and introspect and also move you to no end.

10.The Lion King

Mufasa’s death scene will make you cry, no matter what. There is no debate about the imaginative depth and emotional gravity of this absolutely amazing animation film. It has influenced people for generations and you cannot watch it without crying and feeling heavy in all the cells of your heart. The film needs no introduction, so watch it, even if you already have.

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10 Best Heist Movies of All Times

by Kaylen Summers

Movies based on heists are thrilling and extremely edgy to watch. They make for good content on days when you want to be absorbed into a cinematic world. Here are some amazing heist movies to watch:

1. Sexy Beast

This is an interesting heist movie in which a mobster tracks down a former employee to force him out of retirement. The film operates on the foundations of all the classic elements of a heist plot. It has action, sophistication, wit and thematic brilliance. It is sharp in its narrative construction and the actors have complemented the story with amazing performances.

2. Heat

This is a heist crime thriller considered as the classic of the genre. Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are a formidable pair in this story of a detective trying to catch a seasoned criminal pulling his very last heist. The narrative then spins around and exploits every hidden corner of the city in a relentless game of cat and mouse. It is one of those really well-made, tight films which does not fail to charm even if you have watched it earlier.

3. Logan Lucky

This is a dark crime comedy about two men trying to steal their way out of America. The story follows the Logan brothers, who plan an elaborate scheme to rob a racing circuit in North Carolina, and the tangled web they get caught in through trying to evade the FBI. It is yet another good example of a heist movie done right.

4. The Usual Suspects

This is a mysterious, much-loved heist thriller that pulls you into a confusing maze. In the wake of a deadly siege on a burned-out ship that leaves 27 dead, just two figures are left to piece together what happened. Both being criminals, the problem is how much you can believe what they tell you. The film is considered a cult classic and it is a must-watch owing to its brilliant storytelling.

5. Baby Driver

In this exciting, edgy film, a former getaway driver is blackmailed to take part in a job, or else his girlfriend will be hurt. But things go very wrong when their arms dealers turn out to be undercover officers. The story is a high-octane chase that barely lets up. It also has a very strong soundtrack behind all the screeching brakes.

6. Reservoir Dogs

In this celebrated thriller by ace director Tarantino, two anonymous criminals known only by pseudonyms attempt a huge diamond steal together, only to have the police show up and sow suspicion about who ratted them out. This is a cult heist film that is threaded with paranoia and rising tension. The story is maniacal with its ups, downs, and twists.

7. Inception

This is Christopher Nolan’s crime story which changed the game for the heist genre. The film follows Cobb, a criminal who steals information by entering his victim’s dreams in a realm in which five hours of real-time accounts for fifty years in the dream world. Presented with an offer he cannot refuse; Cobb must perform inception on his competitor’s ill child in order to have his criminal past wiped clean. The film is a benchmark in the heist film-making department and an absolute must-watch.

8. Quick Change

This is the story of a man who executes the perfect heist along with his girlfriend and accomplice. All he needs to do is jump on a plane and get out of New York. It’s the getaway where things get sticky complicated. The film is racy and intriguing with its classic thriller elements on point. This is yet another interesting film that takes a different route on the heist genre.

9. Thief

This is the story of a closed-off, emotionally cold jewel thief and former convict who is torn between his businesses and his yearning for normal family life. The film combines the satisfaction of a good heist plot and also adds a very emotional layer to it with the inner conflicts of the characters. It is a wholesome heist film that is moving and engaging.

10. The Killing

A gem from the inimitable Stanley Kubrick, this is a tightly wound and hard-boiled noir thriller built around an experienced criminal swinging at one last job to set himself up for life. There’s $2 million waiting to be swiped at a racetrack, and he pieces together an unlikely crew to do it. The film explores how he goes about it and what lies ahead on this risky road which he hopes will eventually get him out of the life of crime and deceit.

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10 Great Bromances That Are Worth Watching

by Kaylen Summers

There is no code that is greater than the bro-code, right guys?! Here are some amazing bromances that bring out the fun, frolic, and depths of the love between bros:

1. Point Break

This is a fun, exciting film about two men who hate each other at the onset. Then they become bros and go on a journey of adventure. It shows how bromances work, including some objectification of women, which is now not that acceptable. But it can be seen as representative of how men look at women and what they speak of in general when they get together.

2. The Fox And The Hound

This is a friendship that not only defies society but nature itself. A fox named and a hunting dog meet when they’re too young and naïve to know that they’re destined to become enemies. The film is an animated one with a bromance that is sweet and absolutely insightful. It draws together an enviable friendship and has lessons for us to learn from.

3. Superbad

This is a story of a high-school bromance. For those who don’t fit a very clearly defined blueprint for popularity, it can seem like a constant parade of humiliation. But friendship saves you from that phase and when you are forced to part with that friend, it is the most difficult thing. Complete with all the awkward, embarrassing scenarios that are bound to situationally arise in such a case, the film presents a lovely bromance that is exciting and very moving to watch.

4. The Shawshank Redemption

If you got a buddy like Tim Robbins or Morgan Freeman to keep you company, anything becomes bearable, even a couple of decades in prison. This bromance is one that sticks through loneliness, isolation, war and an extremely difficult time in life. It is an iconic film in itself, and the bromance aspect only adds to the layers of the story.

5. Lethal Weapon

This is one of the most badass bromances ever. It is one of the best buddy cop movies about a grizzled veteran who is a loving family man, and the seriously unhinged, suicidal loner still reeling from the death of his wife. There is spellbinding action, depth, and a lot of sophistication in the film. It also explores the many layers of the relationship between the bros, making it a thrilling and moving watch.

6. Pineapple Express

This is a story about a friendship between a guy and his dealer. It shows that such an equation can be a good thing, despite a few pitfalls. Dale, the dealer is the one more reluctant to befriend Saul, the stoner, but they both go on the run after Dale witnesses Saul’s supplier commit murder. This is a twisted tale but the bromance at its heart is unforgettable and absolutely well written.

7. Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure

This is the story of a dynamic duo who are so thick that when there is a possibility that they might be permanently divided, they use time travel to keep them together and ensure that the beautiful music they will make together ushers in the world. This is a very unconventional bromance which is absolutely entertaining and layered. It is a breath of fresh air in the genre and definitely a delight to watch.

8. The King’s Speech

The male friendship between Colin Firth’s King George VI and Geoffrey Rush’s speech therapist Lionel Logue not only proves essential to the making of a monarch, but it also comes crucial to the future of a nation and a world when it goes to war. Based on a true story, this is a film that showcases a bromance that is quite unlike anything else. It is a rich, deep, lovely film to watch for the relationship between these two characters.

9. The Odd Couple

This is a film that sets the standard for bromance in films. It tells the story of two very different but very close pals who find that their friendship is put to the ultimate test when they are somehow forced to share a living space. Odd as it sounds, such proximity puts roadblocks in their equation and the story follows how they navigate it. This is a fun, beautiful film about male friendship.

10. Lord of the Rings

This is an epic bromance. Literally! The franchise offers various kinds of bromances from Merry and Pippin, Pippin and Gandalf, Legolas and Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn, to pretty much everybody. These are friendships so epic; they built a franchise too big to be forgotten. The films have many characters who bring out the true boons of bromances and captivate you with their emotional layers, making this fantasy story seem very real.

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10 Genre-Defying Horror Movies

by Kaylen Summers

Horror movies offer a lot of emotions. Eerie, haunting, and challenging, this is a genre that is exciting and imaginative. Here are some of the best horror films of all times:

1. It Follows

This is an amazing horror film with a dreamy visual tone, some indelible skin-crawler moments. It movie does not place any reliance on jump scares. It follows a young woman who inherits a sexually transmitted curse of being hunted by an unstoppable entity. This is one of the creepiest films to be made in this genre, with some really eerie moments that will haunt.

2. Friday The 13th

This is a defining film in the slasher horror genre. It is sophisticated, scary and gory. It is a film that has a huge following and is a cult. The film combines all the key elements of the horror genre with great performances and an incredible soundtrack. It is a benchmark film that is quite a disturbing watch, but absolutely worth it if you love this genre.

3. Trick ‘R Treat

This is a film that tells multiple clever and comically creepy stories of one unique Halloween night, bound by a mischievous trick-r-treater named Sam. He is a much-loved mascot, and the film explores all the possibilities of the clown as a scary character. It is spooky and at the same time extremely layered in the perspective of the story and its horror aspects.

4. Shaun Of The Dead

This is a film that gave the zombie genre a very clear definition. It utilizes the plot points of a zombie story well, incorporating some intriguing twists along the way. The art and aesthetics of the film add a layer to the story. The performances are also captivating, holding together the film incredibly well.

5. Suspiria

This is a really haunting, edgy film about an American ballet student at a prestigious German dance academy, where sinister supernatural forces leave a trail of violent, grisly murders. The film is very atmospheric, and it encapsulates the mood of the film very well. The brilliance of the film lies in how it gets under the psychological layers of the viewers with its penetrative storytelling.

6. Repulsion

This is a dark, psychological horror film that is an undeniable classic from ace director Roman Polanski. The film is about a sexually averse woman tormented by horrific visions and hallucinations when her sister leaves her alone for a holiday. The film does not use usual tropes like jump scares to create effect. It is very intelligent in the way it creates scare and tells the story in an unprecedented manner.

7. Don’t Look Now

This is the story of a married couple attempting to come to terms with the death of their young daughter. They travel to Venice, where they’re haunted by a series of mysterious occurrences and reminders of death after an encounter with two elderly sisters. The film is a chilling, menacing story, tinged with melodrama and the supernatural, that sticks with you long after watching.

8. Get Out

This is one of the most important films of this genre. It is a smart and honest portrait of racial injustice and it showcases social commentary through horror, which is why it defies the genre and interprets it with a sense of social responsibility. The film maintains its mood and stays true to the purpose of the story throughout. It also has incredible performances, which only add to the gravity of the film.

9. The Thing

This film follows the rugged crew at an isolated Antarctic research facility as they’re besieged by an alien presence that can assume the form of anything it touches. The film shows one of the masters of horror, working at the very top of his game in his directorial job. The ending of the film is ambiguous, and it is still the subject of debate among film lovers.

10. 28 Days Later

This is an innovative, post-apocalyptic film that is very striking. What starts as a stunning and contemplative look at a London mostly devoid of people turns into a rapidly worsening slide into terror as survivors come face to face with the hideous outcome of such a population-depleted planet. The film is an interesting take on horror as it capitalises on the fear and uncertainty of a world where there is no order or definition.

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Army of the Dead (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

From director Zack Synder, Army of the Dead is an upcoming zombie heist movie in which a group of mercenaries decides to steal a Las Vegas casino during a zombie outbreak. With the president planning to nuke the city of Las Vegas to end the zombie plague, they only a limited time to carry out the plan.

Releasing Date: 21 May 2021

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10 Best Nature Documentaries To Watch Netflix Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Nature never stops to fascinate us. Netflix is the same. With some of the most stunning views of nature and animals, Netflix’s nature documentaries are truly mesmerizing. Here are some of the best documentaries to watch on Netflix right now.

Our Planet

This eight-part series about life on Earth took producers 3500 days to make. No wonder why this epic documentary went on to win the Emmy award. The high-definition nature film takes us to places on the earth where life is thriving and spots that are deeply struggling due to climate changes.  It gets even better. The producers had to spend 10 days in the field to create the final minute of the film

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Night on Earth: Shot in the Dark

Earth has a whole different look during the dark with plenty of unseen creatures lurking in the dark. Night on Earth: Shot in the Dark takes us through the unseen world of animals and insects that thrive in the darkness of the nights.  From oceans to mountains, all landscapes are explored with some brilliant groundbreaking footage.

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Oceans

Oceans built the most percentage of Earth. They are huge in volume and are mostly unexplored. This water-themed documentary explores the five vast oceans of the planet and the creatures residing in them. With breathtaking shots, this is your chance to explore the vast unknown world that we have never experienced.

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Chasing Coral

Like most of the documentaries, this one also took a long three years to complete shooting. With more than 500 hours of underwater footage, the movie explores the tragic effect of coral bleaching and how it impacts the oceanic ecosystem.  The documentary was made with the help of more than 500 people across more than 30 countries.

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A Plastic Ocean

We all know that our oceans are getting filled with tons and tons of plastic wastes. Craig Lesson, a sea-loving journalist took up the task to make a difference. With the help of professional diver Tanra Streeter and a team of scientists, they are on a mission to take action and show the world the real truth and impact of plastic on nature.

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Mission Blue

Presenting the life and work of oceanographer, marine biologist, and environmentalist Sylvia Earle, this documentary portrays her mission to protect the earth’s oceans from pollution, overfishing, and other climate changes. The docufilm went on to win the 2015 news and documentary Emmy Award for outstanding editing.

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Kiss the Ground

Earth’s topsoil is being depleted. Without it and the nourishing nutrients required to sustain life, cultivating food for the living being will become more and more difficult. Now, it is up to activists, scientists, farmers, and politicians to stand up and adopt regenerative agriculture to save the topsoil.

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The Ivory Game

Ivory is one of the many prized possessions by many hunters and middle-class Chinese individuals. No wonder it is called white gold. In the name of this status symbol, many elephants are being slaughtered in Africa and Asia. It took more than 16 months for film makes to go undercover and document the deep-rooted corruption behind the global ivory crisis.

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Dancing with the Birds

Directed by Huw Cordey and narrated by Stephen Fry, Dancing with the Birds is about exotic birds and their mating rituals. Different birds have different methods of finding a mate. Some dance, some sing, and others create bowers with some beautiful decorations. Watch these birds in paradise flaunt their best moves.

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David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet

Beloved broadcaster and natural historian David Attenborough is known for a lifetime of exploring the vibrant wonders of nature. At his 93rd age, Attenborough recollects the defining moments of his illustrious career with nature. The documentary is a first-hand account of humanity’s impact on nature.

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Birders

Borders are for humans. For migratory birds, there are no birds and they are uniting birdwatchers from both sides of the US and Mexico border each year.  These birders observe, record, monitor, and fight for the rights of their rare and wonderful species.

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10 Popular Disaster Movies That Actually Existing

by Kaylen Summers

Disasters, both natural and man-made are terrifying. Films about disasters are upsetting, but they are also engaging because some of them depict reality and some are speculative representations of probable disasters. Here are some popular movies about disasters to watch:

1. Airplane!

This is a spin-off on the genre of disaster films. It is a spoof, complete with a huge cast, cameos, a romantic subplot, and flashbacks. The film is a comedy classic. It takes a different route on disaster films by making them comic and critiquing the way we handle tragedies in real life and films. It is an innovative attempt and it has been executed amazingly well.

2. San Francisco

This is a beautiful musical romantic-drama, about a man and angelic singer for whom he falls hard. The voice of the singer is mesmerizing. The voice, along with the devastation wreaked by the 1906 earthquake, forces him to change his ways. The film builds to the quake and its aftermath and explores the transformation of the place into a new city in its wake.

3. Contagion

This is a film that explores a worldwide epidemic that affects all strata of society. The story focuses on how it effects society and how society is pushed to the extremes. But the sharply observed script, and the director’s great positioning of actors, make this a real gem. This is a movie that spends a lot of time on character development and also tells the whole story emotionally.

4. The Poseidon Adventure

This film is the story of a luxury passenger liner that capsizes in the wake of a tsunami caused by an undersea earthquake. It showcases how people deal with the mishap and how cops lead the survivors to safety, with many freak accidents along the way. What makes this one so special is the way the film transforms this giant boat, a modern marvel of engineering. into a terrifying, deadly obstacle course.

5. Melancholia

This is an apocalyptic drama that focuses on a depressed, troubled woman who ironically becomes the one person who can keep it all together when it is revealed that a rogue planet is headed toward Earth and will soon destroy our planet. As the end begins to loom, the narrative captures the rising desperation and the anxieties of humans scrambling when faced with the inevitable.

6. Miracle Mile

This is a story of a man and woman who meet by chance and then make a date for later that night. A power failure gets in the way, and they discover from an errant pay-phone call that a nuclear war has started. As the city around them spins into complete mayhem, the two young lovers try to reconnect. The madness of the whole disaster is supremely gripping and the film is an exciting watch.

7. A Night to Remember

This is a film about the sinking of the Titanic. It’s less about the spectacle of the ship sinking and more about watching individual human interactions over the course of an evening. It showcases the confidence in the wonders of technology eventually turn to sheer desperation among people. Though not as operatic as the Titanic movie, this film is a different take on the incident which is well worth watching.

8. The Birds

This is ace director Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller about a budding romance between two lovers. They are interrupted when birds start gathering in huge groups and attacking humans. The plot becomes a disaster movie by showing the chaos that the bird attacks wreak across the entire town, and presumably beyond, while also chronicling the tension and confusions of people. It is definitely a must-watch from a master director.

9. The Towering Inferno

This is a cult classic, Oscar-nominated movie about a San Francisco skyscraper, the tallest in the world, that catches fire on its opening night. It is built by a leading architect, but the shoddy work of another important character leads to the mishap. The film shows how ambition and envy come together to create a disaster that could have been avoided

10. Titanic

There can be no list of disaster movies without mentioning this story of doomed love and appalling disaster. The film is an ideal combination of teen romance and state-of-the-art action filmmaking. The story of Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) is a story about two young people who find each other, fall madly in love, and are then torn apart by the unimaginable disaster. Though it is a disaster movie, it is magnificent and iconic.

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10 Best Disney Live-Action Movies

by Kaylen Summers

Disney is known for its animated films and equally loved for its live-action productions. Here are some of the most amazing Disney live-action films of all times:

1. Old Yeller

This film is an adaptation of the 1956 children’s novel of the same name. It follows a young boy who takes in a dog, and it becomes a beloved and fiercely protective family pet. The story is the heartbreaking ending where the dog develops hydrophobia after a wild hog bites him. The fact that the young master is forced to put his dog down makes it even harder to watch. Despite the depressing ending, it remains one of Disney’s most beloved live-action movies ever.

2. Aladdin

This live-action version of a much-loved classic with Will Smith taking over as Genie has an impressive fan following. The film has proved to be one of Disney’s most popular live-action remakes. It recreates the classic story with all the popular and familiar characters without losing the essence. It improves the animated version by making it more nuanced and adding character.

3. Queen of Katwe

This is a Disney movie about the life of a Ugandan girl living in the slums of Katwe, who learns to play chess and becomes a Woman Candidate Master. The film is an adaptation of an ESPN article and book about Phiona Mutesi. It is a biopic of her inspirational story. This is a live-action film which is also an underdog story about sports, based in the world of competitive chess.

4. Pollyanna

Based on the 1913 novel by Eleanor H. Porter, this is the story of a 12-year-old orphan named Pollyanna who goes to live with her strict and wealthy aunt. Due to her positive outlook on life and optimism in the face of any odds, she makes everyone else’s life around her improve. When Pollyanna is injured, the entire town comes together to support the girl who helped them. This is a lovely movie that will move you and put a wide smile on your face.

5. The Jungle Book

Released in 2016 and based on the original 1067 Disney Animation classic, this is the familiar story of Raksha and her pack who adopt a young boy named Mowgli after black panther Bagheera brought him to her. Mowgli then has to survive the deadly tiger Sher Khan, learn when to trust his bear friend Baloo, and escape the clutches of the greedy King Louie, before finally gaining acceptance from the human world.

6. Saving Mr. Banks

This is one of the most loved live-action movies based on Walt Disney himself. Tom Hanks stars Walt Disney in this movie and it showcases how he deals with his relationship with author P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins. The story follows the two weeks of meetings in 1961, where Walt Disney tries to obtain the rights to the Mary Poppins novels. The past of Travers, and how it influenced her story, and Disney’s attempts to help her find the joy for fantasy missing from her life, lead the story to great heights.

7. Miracle

This is a live-action sports drama that came out in 2004, based on the true story of the U.S. men’s hockey team at the 1980 Winter Olympics that shocked the world and won the gold medal. It stars Kurt Russell as the head coach of the University of Minnesota hockey team. The film shows changes he made to help the U.S. national team make their way through the tournament and beat the Soviet Union for the gold medal.

8. Remember the Titans

This is the story of a high school football coach who attempted to integrate the team at a Virginia school in 1971. The entire theme of the film is the school battling racism both in the small football town and within his program as well. It is a feel-good story with social commentary that allows it to remain popular to this day. The live-action sequences add layer to the story.

9. Mary Poppins

This is one of the most beloved, whimsical movies in Disney’s live-action history. Julia Andrews stars as the nanny Mary Poppins who helps whip troublesome kids into shape and helps turn around the life of the disciplined George Banks. The term “Spoonful of Sugar” and the word “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” remains ingrained in popular culture even 50 years later.

10. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

This is a Disney live-action movie with the highest IMDB. Based on the theme park ride, Disney took the idea of the old-school pirate movies and placed it in the world of the supernatural. What makes this movie so memorable and popular with fans was the performance of Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow.

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SAS: Red Notice (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Based on the best-selling novel by Andy McNab, SAS: Red Notice is the upcoming thriller starring Sam Heughan and Rudy Rose in the main role. A small army of well-trained criminals disrupts a wedding when they are out to hijack the Eurostar through the English Channel. Andy Serkis, Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper, Noel Clarke, Owain Yeoman, Ray Panthaki, Anne Reid, and Tom Wilkinson play the other main characters.

Releasing Date: 16 March 2021

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10 Highest Grossing Movies of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

When a film becomes a box-office hit, it is also indicative of how relatable it is, and how much the audience resonates with it. Here are some of the highest-grossing films of all times that you can watch:

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

This is the last installment of the franchise and it did very well at the box office for obvious reasons. The event that was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 can be called nothing less than epic. Cast out because he was different, the bespectacled Harry won us over with each installment in the series, managing, often awkwardly, to combat the forces of Voldemort with pure goodness. But as students of the books know, Harry’s innocence is but part of his defense. What started out in 2001 as a kid’s fantasy matured into something of surprising import and lasting impact.

2. Black Panther

This is one of the best superhero movies with a Black protagonist. It is an extremely well-made film with all the elements in the right place. It was received well at the box office and is still one of the most loved films in the genre. Performances are incredible and the storyline is one that keeps the attention of the viewer together. It was well-loved and is one of the best-grossing films of all time.

3. Avengers: Age of Ultron

There is a whole lot to enjoy in this action-packed film. James Spader excels as the voice of the godlike Ultron—a wonderfully arrogant, immature AI character. This is a film that has a huge fan following and adds to the franchise phenomenally. It is again, one of the highest-grossing films for its cinematic quality and thematic excellence.

4. Furious 7

This is the seventh installment of the adrenaline-fueled Fast & Furious franchise. For a series of films that has been a continual escalation in physics-defying stunts, Furious 7 takes it to an entirely new level. The result is a fun, thrilling daring cinematic experience. The chemistry between the cast is undeniable, and it’s easy to see how much everyone involved enjoys themselves. All these factors make the film one of the highest-grossing films.

5. The Lion King

This feels less like a more realistic version of the classic animated original. This is a film that needs no introduction. The story is so ingrained in generations of viewers that it has almost become like a story you cannot forget. It’s a classic of performance and sensation. The popularity of the story also has made it an audience favorite, making it a film that grossed incredible amounts.

6. Jurassic World

Lovable giants, children, graphics, and a wonderful storyline – this is a film that is iconic in all respects. It is a film that has been etched in the hearts of the viewers and it has been fascinating us for the way it was executed. The world it builds is amazing, and it has led the film to do very well at the box office, making it one of the top grossers.

7. Avengers: Infinity War

There is no need to introduce any movie in this franchise. The film has fans raving and excited for it the world over. It is a film that has made a deep impact on the franchise and has brought quite a lot to the table for it. Performances, music, and effects – everything came together so well that it has been a big hit with the theatrical figures.

8. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This is a film that brings a lot to the table. The story, performances, and the incredible world-building have won quite a man’s fans for this film. It is aesthetic, and thrilling as it unfolds in ways that are captivating. The film delivers well and that is why it is on this list of highest-grossing films. It is so loved that it cannot be denied.

9. Titanic

Almost 20 years after its theatrical debut, this is a film that is epic by all means. What starts off as a romance between two people who find each other suddenly becomes a disaster movie about the sinking of an iconic ship. Thrilling, moving, and haunting, the film stands out for all aesthetic aspects of it. The audience has loved this film and it is one of the most successful films at the box office.

10. Avatar

This is the second highest-grossing movie ever made. The film is modern mythmaking at its most foundational. The way the world in this film unfolds is incredibly sharp. The characters never feel alien because they are so relatable and grounded. The film attracted an audience of all age groups and was loved. That has made this film one of the benchmarks with respect to box office success.

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Golden Globes 2021: Where To Watch The Nominated Movies

by Kaylen Summers

The award season is here and the nominations for the Golden Globes are announced. Here is where you can watch all the top nominated movies.

Mank

⌛2h 12m 📺Drama, Comedy

Nominated for: Best picture (drama), lead actor (drama), supporting actress, director, screenplay, and score.

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One Night in Miami

⌛1h 54m 📺Drama

Nominated for: Supporting actor, director, and song.

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Over the Moon

⌛1h 40m 📺Family, Musical

Nominated for: Best picture (animated).

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Palm Springs

⌛1h 30m 📺Comedy, Rom-com

Nominated for: Best Picture (musical/comedy) and lead actor (musical/comedy)

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

⌛1h 34m 📺Drama, Musical

Nominated for: Lead actress (drama), lead actor (drama)

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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

⌛1h 36m 📺Comedy, Mockumentary

Nominated for: Best picture (musical/comedy), lead actress (musical/comedy), and lead actor (musical/comedy)

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Pieces of a Woman

⌛2h 06m 📺Drama

Nominated for: Lead actress (drama)

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Sound of Metal

⌛2h 10m 📺Drama, Music

Nominated for: Lead actor (drama)

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The Midnight Sky

⌛1h 58m 📺 Drama, Sci-fi

Nominated for: Score

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The United States Vs. Billie Holiday

⌛2h 10m 📺 Drama, Music

Nominated for: Lead actress (drama), song

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The Trial of the Chicago 7

⌛2h 10m 📺Drama

Nominated for: Best picture (drama), supporting actor, director, screenplay, and song.

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Onward

⌛1h 43m 📺 Fantasy, Comedy

Nominated for: Best picture (animated)

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The Prom

⌛2h 12m 📺 Musical, Comedy

Nominated for: Best picture (musical/comedy), lead actor (musical/comedy)

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The Seventh Day (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The Seventh Day is the upcoming supernatural horror/thriller starring Guy Pearce. The actor known for his performance in movies like Memento and Iron Man 3, plays the role of an exorcist who is training a rookie. His first day on the job is not what he had expected.

Releasing Date: 26 March 2021

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A Week Away (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Will Hawkins is a troubled teen who arrives in a church camp.  It is there that he meets Avery. With lots of singing, dancing, romance, and more singing, their lives are changed forever. Staring Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison, Kat Conner Sterling, Jahbril Cook, Iain Tucker, and Sherri Shepherd, the new musical is directed by Roman White.

Releasing Date: 26 March 2021

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Mortal Kombat (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

After three decades of being a popular video game, Mortal Combat is getting a new live-action movie. Director by James Wan, the movie is an R-rated modern adaptation of the video game. The director is known for movies like The Conjuring, Saw, Furious 7, and the DC superhero movie Aquaman.

Releasing Date: April 16, 2021

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Lucky (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

May is a popular self-help book author. Her life takes a sudden turn when one day she finds out that a mysterious man is out to murder her. Every night the murderer try to kill her and everyone around here seems to not care. With no one left to talk to, May must take the matter into her own hand and push her limits to survive and control her own life.

Releasing Date: March 4, 2021

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Disney’s Cruella (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Emma Stone is all set to tell the origin story of Cruella de Vil, the iconic villain from the 101 Dalmatians movie. The live-action feature film takes us to the early years of the infamous fashion designer. Directed by Craig Gillespie, the movie stars Emma Thompson, Paul Walter Hauser, Joel Fry, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Jamie Demetriou.

Releasing Date: May 28, 2021

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10 Movies to Watch If You Like Julia Roberts

by Kaylen Summers

Julia Roberts is an actor who has brought alive many unforgettable characters on screen. Here are some of her most amazing performances you should not miss:

Mother’s Day

This is a feel-good comedy that celebrates the many different shapes of motherhood. In the movie, Roberts plays a mother who gives up her only child for adoption. She brings out very subtle ease in her performance and moves you with an intense, yet very precise expression of the role. She performs with conviction and even though this is an unconventional mother, in the end, she wins the heart of the viewer with her commitment to the character’s emotions.

Valentine’s Day

This is a holiday movie that follows different characters as they find love in different forms on Valentine’s Day. Roberts plays a character who finds love in a long conversation with a handsome businessman on a flight. In the end, it turns out to be something much different from what we may expect. She performs with a very removed kind of involvement which really underlines the complex emotions of the character.

Mary Reilly

This is a horror film in which Julia Roberts played the lead. This is the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde told from the perspective of the housekeeper played by Roberts. She harbors a secret infatuation with the doctor. The film is gripping and her performance elevates the mood of the film with her solid performance. Se exhibits a vulnerability that adds a lot of gravity to the entire film, as well as brings out her sharp eye for detail in acting.

Mona Lisa Smile

Set in the 1950s, this is the story of an art teacher played by Roberts. Her character is one who encourages her classroom of conservative girls to open their minds up to art and expression. The film itself is relevant for its socio-political context. Roberts delivers a performance that drives the narrative home with sharpness. She is very matter-of-fact and also tenders in the way she holds her students by the hand into newer horizons of expression.

Eat Pray Love

This is a film that’s inspired by a bestselling book of the same title. It tells the story of a newly divorced woman who embarks on a solo-travel journey around the world to better understand herself. Roberts plays the character with an understanding of all its nuances. She is relatable and extremely lovable on screen. Her performance makes the character feel personal, a thing only brilliant actors can make the viewer feel.

Stepmom

This is a family drama with a heart in which Roberts played a role that comes across as a bit negative in the beginning. She plays the girlfriend of a man who is divorced from his wife and has three kids. The wife is then diagnosed with cancer, and Roberts steps into a bond with the children and helps the family to brace through this difficult phase. She performs so well that by the end of the film, she wins your heart.

Runaway Bride

Roberts plays a famously indecisive woman in this film. She then becomes the subject of a journalist’s latest piece after running away from her third wedding. Her portrayal of a woman who has trouble making long-term decisions is very relatable and strikes a chord with the viewer. She is effortless in her confusions which really lifts the story into something entertaining.

Conspiracy Theory

This is an intense film in which Roberts delivers yet another memorable performance. She plays an attorney who becomes involved with a paranoid taxi driver while trying to solve her father’s murder. She is very self-affirmative and that makes you truly believe in her character. She knows all the nuances of her role, which comes through in compelling ways. Her performance is something that really holds together the film.

Pretty Woman

There can be no list of Julia Roberts’ performances without mentioning Vivan Ward, her character in Pretty Woman. She plays a sex worker who unexpectedly finds herself in new territory when she meets a corporate businessman who wants her to be his client for the next week. Complications ensue when the pair ponder if they could ever be a real couple outside of their hotel room. Roberts is known for this role because she has delivered an exceptional performance. She is tender, bold, sure, and confused all at once in this beautiful film with a layered storyline.

August: Osage County

This is a film that earned Roberts an Oscar nomination. The story focuses on a group of women who return to see their mother who subjects them to harsh criticism after the demise of their father. Among the daughters, Roberts plays the oldest and most willing to challenge her mother’s brutal honesty. She exhibits a mature, well-grounded performance which is one of the high points of the film. Years later, she is still the same solid performer, only better with time and films.

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10 Inspiring Films About Strong Women

by Kaylen Summers

Strong women may fight harder battles, but what makes them inspiring is how they push through and come out as examples for everyone. Here are some films with strong female characters that you must not miss:

The Devil Wears Prada

This is a film with two great female leads. It focuses on a girl dreaming to become a journalist and lands a job as an assistant to the demanding editor-in-chief of a major fashion magazine in New York City. Meryl Streep shines as the difficult and demanding editor whereas Anne Hathaway juggles her role as the bewildered assistant with a wild sense of conviction. This film is definitely a great watch that inspires.

Brave

This is an animated film about a skilled archer named Merida who chooses her own path in life, defying the powerful Scottish clans and their leaders. She goes to a recluse for advice, who not only refuses to help but imposes a dangerous spell on Merida. This young princess then emerges strong and relies on her own bravery to break the powerful curse. This film is a lovely, inspiring film about a young girl’s journey from strength to strength.

Mamma Mia!

This is a story about a young girl named who is going to get married. She dreams of a traditional wedding ceremony, and she wants nothing more than her father to give her away at the altar. The problem is that she doesn’t know who her father is, since her mother has not ever mentioned him. The film has many moments of mother-daughter bonding and conflicts which bring out their strengths and vulnerabilities.

The Hunger Games

This is part of one of the most successful film trilogies in the history of cinema, starring Jennifer Lawrence. The film tells the story of a girl whose life quickly turned into a struggle for survival. The character is strong-willed, determined and so kickass that you cannot help but fall in love with her zest for life. This is yet another lovely female character we cannot forget.

Salt

In this movie, Angelina Jolie plays a CIA agent who somehow manages to avoid prison after she’s accused of being a Russian spy. She now tries to clear her name out of these accusations and start clean. The film is anchored on her character that is edgy, agile, and has some really deep-seated emotional variations. This character is again, another unforgettable female lead in contemporary cinema.

Black Swan

This is a phenomenal film that is considered a classic. The plot revolves around a prima ballet dancer who competes with a new rival for leading roles. With performance day coming closer, the level of competitive intrigue becomes higher and higher. Natalie Portman and Vincent Cassel are magnificent in their lead roles as ambitious, flawed, and extremely relatable women who are pitted against each other. The film offers a lot of inner strength that is brought through these splendid women characters.

Malena

This is an iconic film with Monica Bellucci playing Malena, a beautiful widow who is the obsession of every man and the envy of every woman. The women keep spreading dirty rumors about Malena, and the men keep dreaming of her. A stunning combination of femininity and strength possessed by the female lead makes this film brilliant. It is a reminder of how difficult it is for a woman to navigate life. It also shows how capable this woman is to retain her personality against all odds.

Frida

This is a biopic of the Mexican painter and icon Frida Kahlo. Salma Hayek plays the lead in this really intense film that showcases her outstanding professional achievements and reveals her true life story. Frida was fire, and the film brings out all her nuanced intensities very well. She is not only an inspiration to artists but also all women because of how she navigated life even in the face of medical and emotional turbulences.

Kill Bill

At a wedding ceremony, a pregnant bride, who is also an assassin whose code name is Black Mamba, is shot and seriously wounded by a man, named Bill. The bullet hits her in the head but doesn’t kill her. After being in a coma for four years, the bride awakens, eager to find people who betrayed her. This is a brilliant two-part film about the central female lead who plots her revenge. Uma Thurman plays the character and is so amazing that many scenes in the film will make you want to clap and salute this woman.

Juno

Juno is a high school student who discovers that she’s pregnant. The girl finds a couple who wish to adopt her unborn child. Being so young, she must find answers to difficult questions. The film is about how she navigates such an intense, confusing predicament and arrives at a decision. Juno is a film that really moves you with its subtle, charming intensity. The character is self-aware even at a young age, making her an inspiration for women. A lot of scenes etch the conflicts of being a young woman and in the end, it all becomes so inspiring.

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10 Best Forgotten Classics of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Films offer great insights into the world and our own selves. Classic films remain timeless because they truly open viewers into new horizons of thought and aesthetics. Here are some forgotten gems that will transport you into different worlds with their beauty and brilliance:

Under The Skin

This is a visceral and moving exploration of grief about a young woman whose mother’s death prompts a breakdown of sorts. With every element of the film, performance to the visuals as well as the soundtrack, the filmmaker elevates the story into a very intense experience. This is a classic that is grossly underrated and quite forgotten.

The Front Page

This is a milestone work in every sense with its fast, wise-cracking dialogue and rapid editing. This is the story of the newspaper industry focusing on a suave, double-crossing editor and his star reporter. The film is an engaging take on the workings of journalism and news. It is more than worth a watch for its making and theme.

Ace In The Hole

This is a cynical film about mass hysteria and the yellow press with stunning performances. It focuses on an unscrupulous journalist exploiting a local tragedy to get back into the big league. The film dives deep into the nuances of how people consume news, and how reporters work around news items to create impact. This is a true gem of a classic film that is criminally underrated.

The Beaver Trilogy

This is an experimental film set in Beaver, Utah, in the 1980s. It is the story of a man who has a penchant for impersonating famous personalities. The story is unconventional and twisted in its own ways. It is one of those films that will take you along with it and then get deep under your skin with each scene and setting. This is a forgotten classic that deserves more attention that it has received.

Top Secret

This is a comic masterpiece that spoofs WWII movies with both affection and visual wit. It focuses on the life of Nick, a handsome American, and a rock and roll singer. He falls in love with Hillary, a beautiful heroine and helps her rescue her father. The film displays a brilliant sense of wit and intelligence. It is worth a watch and a film that remains underappreciated.

Bamboozled

This is Spike Lee’s angriest, most savagely funny film. It is a media satire about a network’s rating success with a show. This is a brave and striking film that speaks a lot about institutional racism and faux-liberal whites. The film has some really great music and superb tap dancing. It is an absolute delight to watch all these elements unfold on screen with such natural subtlety.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

This is an eerie fable of incestuous urban horror. It follows a woman who wallows in sadness as she tries to succumb to the pain of holding a deadly, dirty secret. The music in this film is perhaps another character in itself. It creates an air of dread, grief, and terrible magic. This is one of the most powerful, passionate classics out there which is entirely forgotten and deserves to be watched more.

Let’s Scare Jessica To Death

This is a creepy and surreal ghost story. It focuses on a woman trying to start a new life in a remote village. She has previously spent time in a sanatorium in an attempt to cure her of her fascination with death. This is a very inventive take on horror films with a mix up that turns into something truly terrifying. It is a very interesting kind of horror movie that is creepy and also deep in its themes and making.

The Low Down

This is a beautiful film that makes you question whether you can be young and carefree forever. In essence, the story is about the usual story – boy meets girl theme. But here, it’s in north London and the boy’s life undergoes a series of shifts as the relationship develops. The film was not well accepted when it came out, but it is a lovely, poetic film that is brilliant in the way it brings out deep emotions on screen.

A New Leaf

This is an entertaining story of an eccentric millionairess botanist who is trying to deal with the uncomfortable advances of an aging man. The film has a sense of sophisticated humor that focuses on the relationship of this odd couple. It is a film that was not too well received at the time of its release, but it is definitely a classic that deserves a watch for its edge and craft.

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10 Best Shows on Amazon Prime To Watch This February 2021

by Kaylen Summers

With so many streaming platforms out there, you are never short of content to watch. There is one for every mood! Here are some really engrossing shows you can stream right away on Amazon Prime:

The Wilds

This is a series that revolves around a group of people who crash land on an island and something mysterious is in the offing. The group of teenage girls are en route to Hawaii for a women in power retreat when their plane crashes and they are stuck on a mysterious island. Little do they know that this is all part of a grander plan. The series explores survival, isolation and adventure, making it a very engaging watch.

Truth Seekers

This is an eight-episode series that follows a team of part-time paranormal investigators as they travel across the UK in search of evidence of the supernatural. It is also all fun and games with their homemade gadgets and comic antics, until they begin to uncover a conspiracy that could bring about extinction for the entire human race. The series ties together fun, science and horror into a neat storyline that is extremely entertaining.

American Gods

Based on Neil Gaiman’s phenomenally successful book of the same title, this is an incredibly engrossing series. It tells the tale of fading old gods as they are replaced by new gods with specialities familiar to us 21st-century pilgrims. There are the God of technology and media; ones who have risen from our devotion to the world-wide-web and connectivity. Things get complicated as the plot moves further and you are in for a roll.

The Boys

This is a brutally funny adaptation of Garth Ennis’ comic book series. The hero of the story is a normal man whose partner is brutally murdered by a corporate Supe. Billy Butcher, who’s also had his own run-in with the superpowered, has a vendetta, and he teams up with the reluctant Hughie. A few more other non-Supes join in the fun and form The Boys. It all gets really messy from then on, making the series a super fun watch.

Good Omens

This the story of an antagonistic angel and a devilish demon who were present at the beginning of the universe. However, despite their obvious differences the two strike up a lasting friendship, and, when the time comes, to team up to prevent Armageddon. This show presents a whimsical world full of dry wit that you will come to love. The series overflows with irreverent humour and fascinating mythology, making it the perfect escape.

Tales from the Loop

This is an interesting story of a local town of people in Ohio live above “The Loop”, a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe. The Loop makes the impossible possible, and each episode looks at the life of the people it affects. The series explores the lives of those who live above The Loop in compelling and thoughtful ways. The depictions of imaginative alternate realities through this unconventional narrative are beautifully brought out with some great writing.

The Tick

This is the story of The Tick, an invulnerable hero who fights crime and has a nervous, befuddled side-kick. When the villain returns, the pair must work together to save the city’s citizens. This one’s a joy to watch from start to end with its superhero antics and sense of humor. It is a very interesting take on vigilante justice and the ultimate victory of good over evil.

Vikings

Similar to Game of Thrones, Vikings serves up a similar amount of blood-drenched violence and edge. The series follows a lowly farmer who becomes a respected warrior after years of sailing the seas of Europe, along with his wives and kin, in search of vulnerable countries to ransack. The story itself is amazing, and along with its glorious production design, you’ll be drawn in and unable to stop.

Catastrophe

This is a fun series about two first time parents. They are both from different countries and don’t really know each other that well. Their efforts to stay together after they discover they’re pregnant are what drive the series into hilarity and, at times, heartache. The story is hugely relatable and humorous with good laughs, memorable moments and some extremely amazing performances.

The Man in the High Castle

This is an alternate historic fiction series that imagines a new kind of world. The world no longer looks the same. Under Nazi rule the sprawling North American continent has been divided into three territories, and it’s inside those borders that this gripping story of a small Resistance group unravels. It makes for such compulsive viewing because it bears so many relatable moments from our current world that tie together well with its critique of politics and historic events.

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10 Weird Horror Films That Give You The Creeps

by Kaylen Summers

Are you a curious moviegoer who loves to watch creepy, weird horror films with twisted plots? Here, we have some recommendations for you, brave heart!

The Lords of Salem

This is a creepy, terrifying film that focuses on a young woman residing in an apartment building. She is chosen by a coven of witches to carry the devil’s spawn. The film packs some extravagant static shots that exude a menacingly beautiful quality. The shots of long foreboding corridors, doors leading to other realms, and grand buildings representing hell bring to mind several moments of absolute, cold horror. Watch it if you like visual, visceral horror.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

This is the sequel to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It is an absurd black comedy horror film with a relentless sense of nightmare. The characters are so deranged that they have their own demented sense of justice. Their wild eyes and dual wield chainsaw attack, elevates an already crazy film into a carnival of the bizarre.

The Beyond

This is a film in which violence is combined with the bizarre and grotesque. With only an extremely basic storyline to tie these gory images together, this film poses a unique combination of trash aesthetics and dreamlike surrealism to create a zombie epic. Combining such audaciously gruesome images as tarantulas eating a man’s face with illogical, hallucinatory nightmare visions, the film immerses the viewer in a terrifying dreamscape.

In the Mouth of Madness

One of the most underrated horror films of the 1990s, this is a film that manages to bring to the screen intangible, indescribable horrors. What begins as frightening dreams and strange occurrences turns into an inescapable nightmare where the simple act of reading a book can bring about the end of the world. Adding an extra layer of weirdness, the film also blurs dreams and reality, fact and fiction, film and reality to shocking effect.

Evil Dead II

This film follows a secluded protagonist battling demons in a cabin. It takes everything that is nasty and horrifying about so-called serious horror and plays it for laughs, exposing the inherent silliness that lies at the heart of even the most hardcore of nightmares. This can clearly be seen in the film’s transformation of the hero into a bumbling fool, blood that becomes a cartoon green liquid, and a severed hand made into a little tyrant. As he begins to realize how ridiculous his predicament has become, he can’t help but laugh, and neither can you.

The Old Dark House

This was one of the first films to focus on a demented family of weird individuals. The film centers on the Femm family; encompassing a violent mute butler, the camp, an exceedingly eccentric Horace Femm, his religious, aging obsessed sister, their ancient bed-ridden father, and the maniacal pyromaniac kept locked upstairs. When a rainstorm forces a group of travelers to seek refuge in the old dark house, they are forced to spend the evening getting to know some of the strangest characters in horror cinema history.

Suspiria

This is a film that showcases the absolute peak of surreal Italian horror cinema. In the film, the plot is unimportant, it is merely a tool with which images of beautiful brutality, eye-catching visuals, and bombastic sounds are threaded together. The effect of the overall cinematic experience is most important in this kind of filmmaking, and this film totally delivers.

Phantasm

This is a horror film that blends dreamy visuals and fantastical imagery. It is punctuated by jolting nightmare visions of zombie dwarfs, killer flying spheres, and a menacing Tall Man. The realm of dreams and reality blur into one unfathomable whole, making this a difficult film to decipher as it is often impossible to tell what is a dream and what is reality. The focus is on the images and less on the storyline, but even then, revealing anything will take away the creeps.

The House by the Cemetery

This is a film about The Boyle family who relocates to a mansion near Boston to enable their father to conduct some research. But the son starts seeing the ghost of a girl and discovers the basement’s sinister secret. While scenes such as a shop window dummy’s head falling off and bleeding lend the film an indecipherable sense of intrigue, violent images of knives penetrating skulls fulfill the grossness quota. It is this melding of the uncanny and intangible that makes the film such a uniquely strange viewing experience.

The Car

This isn’t an inherently weird film, but it is a solid, cult movie with thrilling action sequences and commendable performances. The film has a completely ridiculous premise of a driverless demonic car terrorizing a small desert community. There is a great deal of fun to be had if you are willing to embrace the film’s outlandish premise and simply go along with the ride. The best thing about the film is the car itself; an indestructible, customized 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III with a demonic visage and memorably menacing horn. The car is an iconic movie monster in its own right.

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10 Best Dramas to Watch on HBO Max this February 2021

by Kaylen Summers

Looking to watch some amazing content this February 2021? We have got some great recommendations for you here. Check out these films you can stream right away on HBO Max:

Breaking the Waves

This is a gripping, intense drama that follows a woman whose immobilized husband asks her to have physical relationships with other men. It sounds very unconventional, sure. But what the film brings forth is a very layered, beautiful story of two individuals who love each other in unconventional, accepting ways. The film was a groundbreaking one in terms of the genre as it handled a plot that could slip up extremely well.

Brief Encounter

This is a romantic drama that is very layered and moving. It focuses on two people who meet at a train station in England and begin a relationship that can never be because they are both married. The sense of longing and impossible happiness resonates in every dialogue and frame. The characters are very well written and they have a rare sense of honesty that intensifies the dramatic nuance of the film with each scene. This is a lovely, devastating and worthy watch.

Casablanca

There is a reason this drama is still being quoted and referenced almost 80 years after its release. It is because this film stands the test of great writing, filming and performances. It is the story of a bar owner through whose town his ex-lover and husband are passing to move out of the country, undercover. The plot is tense with a looming war and also the intense longings of the ex-lovers who meet at such an unfortunate time.

Citizen Kane

This is yet another gripping drama that is more than worth a watch. It follows the story of a publishing tycoon. He dies under confusing circumstances, and an exploration of his dying words reveals some conflicting details about his scandalous life. The plot thickens from there on, taking the viewer for a really intense, dramatic ride. Watch this cult classic film if you have not already.

Cleo from 5 to 7

This is director Agnes Varda’s best film ever, though you can never go wrong with any of her films. It is the story of a pop star who has a few hours before her biopsy results come in. Meanwhile, she wanders and bumps into a soldier and then the plot becomes invested in their relationship and her own relationship with her body. This film is a gem and a cult classic which is definitely something you must watch.

Dead Man Walking

This is an intense drama about a woman whose life gets changed through relationships she forms with prisoners on death row. It’s a searing drama that’s grounded by incredible performances. It explores the justice system, the nuances of how justice comes across as a theme, and also how we respond to crime and tragedy as a society. It is a film that has so much to offer and says it all with so little.

Dog Day Afternoon

This is a crime drama that is one you must not miss. It follows a man who plans to rob a bank to help his lover. The whole thing then spirals into a situation where he is forced to take hostages and it only gets messier as it progresses. It is a layered film that explores crime, emotions, and general themes of justice through a plot that is packed with great writing and performances.

In the Mood for Love

One of the best films ever made, Wong Kar-Wai’s 2000 drama is the story of a man and a woman who form a delicate relationship of glances and brief touches but can never fulfill their passion. Set in 1962 Hong Kong, the film is filled with color, longing, and regret. The film is like a dream on screen.

The Invisible Man

This is a drama with a horror element throughout. This is the story of a man who figures out how to become invisible. It then spirals into how he becomes a possessive, toxic man. This is a plot that is absolutely brilliant in its critique of gender roles and it delivers these complex themes wrapped in a great screenplay. The performances are also absolutely amazing. Watch this for a very intense experience.

Mystic River

This is a crime drama that has some of the best moments in cinema. It is the story of a police officer who investigates the murder of a young teenager. The course of his investigation leads him to another murder mystery that happened 25 years ago. The film is absolutely thrilling and intense with its subtle drama and solid performances.

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Old (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

M. Night Shyamalan is known for his mind-twisting tales. This year, he is coming with such a new tale titled Old. The movie follows a family who is out on their tropical holiday. As they were relaxing on a secluded beach for few hours, they started to realize that they were aging so rapidly. With their whole life reducing to a single day, they must figure out a way to escape the chilling, mysterious effect.

Releasing Date: 21 July 2021

 

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10 Best Shows on Amazon Prime To Watch This February 2021

by Kaylen Summers

With so many streaming platforms out there, you are never short of content to watch. There is one for every mood! Here are some really engrossing shows you can stream right away on Amazon Prime:

1. The Wilds

This is a series that revolves around a group of people who crash land on an island and something mysterious is in the offing. The group of teenage girls are en route to Hawaii for a women in power retreat when their plane crashes and they are stuck on a mysterious island. Little do they know, that this is all part of a grander plan. The series explores survival, isolation and adventure, making it a very engaging watch.

2. Truth Seekers

This is an eight-episode series that follows a team of part-time paranormal investigators as they travel across the UK in search of evidence of the supernatural. It is also all fun and games with their homemade gadgets and comic antics until they begin to uncover a conspiracy that could bring about extinction for the entire human race. The series ties together fun, science and horror into a neat storyline that is extremely entertaining.

3. American Gods

Based on Neil Gaiman’s phenomenally successful book of the same title, this is an incredibly engrossing series. It tells the tale of fading old gods as they are replaced by new gods with specialities familiar to us 21st-century pilgrims. There are the God of technology and media; ones who have risen from our devotion to the world-wide-web and connectivity. Things get complicated as the plot moves further and you are in for a roll.

4. The Boys

This is a brutally funny adaptation of Garth Ennis’ comic book series. The hero of the story is a normal man whose partner is brutally murdered by a corporate Supe. Billy Butcher, who’s also had his own run-in with the superpowered, has a vendetta, and he teams up with the reluctant Hughie. A few more other non-Supes join in the fun and form The Boys. It all gets really messy from then on, making the series a super fun watch.

5. Good Omens

This the story of an antagonistic angel and a devilish demon who were present at the beginning of the universe. However, despite their obvious differences the two strike up a lasting friendship, and, when the time comes, to team up to prevent Armageddon. This show presents a whimsical world full of dry wit that you will come to love. The series overflows with irreverent humour and fascinating mythology, making it the perfect escape.

6. Tales from the Loop

This is an interesting story of a local town of people in Ohio live above “The Loop”, a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe. The Loop makes the impossible possible, and each episode looks at the life of the people it affects. The series explores the lives of those who live above The Loop in compelling and thoughtful ways. The depictions of imaginative alternate realities through this unconventional narrative are beautifully brought out with some great writing.

7. The Tick

This is the story of The Tick, an invulnerable hero who fights crime and has a nervous, befuddled side-kick. When the villain returns, the pair must work together to save the city’s citizens. This one’s a joy to watch from start to end with its superhero antics and sense of humour. It is a very interesting take on vigilante justice and the ultimate victory of good over evil.

8. Vikings

Similar to Game of Thrones, Vikings serves up a similar amount of blood-drenched violence and edge. The series follows a lowly farmer who becomes a respected warrior after years of sailing the seas of Europe, along with his wives and kin, in search of vulnerable countries to ransack. The story itself is amazing, and along with its glorious production design, you’ll be drawn in and unable to stop.

9. Catastrophe

This is a fun series about two first time parents. They are both from different countries and don’t really know each other that well. Their efforts to stay together after they discover they’re pregnant are what drive the series into hilarity and, at times, heartache. The story is hugely relatable and humorous with good laughs, memorable moments and some extremely amazing performances.

10. The Man in the High Castle

This is an alternate historic fiction series that imagines a new kind of world. The world no longer looks the same. Under Nazi rule the sprawling North American continent has been divided into three territories, and it’s inside those borders that this gripping story of a small Resistance group unravels. It makes for such compulsive viewing because it bears so many relatable moments from our current world that tie together well with its critique of politics and historic events.

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10 Dark Noir Movies Every Film Buff Must Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Noir movies are known for their genre-bending themes and stylish presentation. It is a genre that delights every film lover who looks to explore different kinds of storytelling. Here are some of the darkest noir films you must not miss:

Ace in the Hole

The is the story of a reporter who has to run out of New York because of a scandal. Attempting to rebuild his career, he takes up work for a local paper in New Mexico. He then stumbles upon an amateur archaeologist trapped in a cave and successfully turns the rescue operation into a national sensation. This film is incredibly dark and represents the genre at its best.

Criss Cross

This film follows a luckless man, hopelessly in love with his femme fatale ex-girlfriend. After tracking her down to Los Angeles, only to discover she has become a gangster’s muse, he masterminds a robbery of the firm where he works just to be near her. When the heist succeeds, he rips off the gang, only to be ripped off by the said gangster. The film is dark and compulsive from beginning to end.

 

The Face Behind the Mask

This is an edgy film that tells the story of a friendly immigrant watchmaker who is disfigured in a blaze, mere hours after his arrival in New York. He then dons a sinister white mask and turns to organized crime, whilst courting the affections of a beautiful, blind woman. When he attempts to retire from the criminal life, his gang tries to assassinate him, killing his new love in the process. The film has a plot that is doomed from the start, making it dark and devastating. But it is a thrilling kind of darkness which you will enjoy.

I Wake Up Screaming

This pulpy murder mystery follows a wisecracking publicist, falsely accused of killing his most recent discovery, a waitress-turned-singer. Together with her sister he searches for the real killer whilst being hounded by a seemingly deranged police detective. The story gets more and more complex with each event and it is a narrative that explores the dark noir genre of its full potential.

Ladies in Retirement

A very different Gothic melodrama, this film is very representative of the dark noir genre. It follows a spinster companion to a retired actress in her secluded country home. After the actress’s two mentally-ill sisters arrive for an indefinite stay, their antics upset her, and the plot spirals into a mad frenzy of dark events leading up to the climax. This is a truly intense film that is quite hard to digest, but totally worth it.

Asphalt Jungle

This is the story of a heist gone wrong after a stray bullet hits one of the main characters. There is a unique blend of off killer compositions, unconventional camera angles, high-contrast lighting, and creative sound design. The film taps into noir cinema’s overwhelming sense of fatalism and as the film build to its tense, tragic, and darkly comical finale, it emerges as an intense tale of fatal incidents. This is really dark stuff, so be on your watch!

Brighton Rock

This is a film with the most terrifying, sociopathic villain in all of noir. It focuses on a violent gang leader, a really innocent girl he marries, and an investigator studying a murder her committed. The film is deep and dark and digs into the layers of crime, intimacy, and thrill. It is a story that is quite upsetting because of how so many things don’t work out. All the chaos ultimately culminates into something really intriguing, and it is worth the time.

One False Move

This is a film that offers a picture of regional division and segregation still powerfully evident in America. It sees violence as the common denominator between blue and red states. The story sets off with a mixed-race outlaw, her psycho of a boyfriend, and his sadistic spectacled accomplice murdering six Angelinos to get their hands on a large stash of cocaine. The story spirals from then on and takes many frenzied turns to become what it is in the end. It has its dark moments and they do really get under the skin.

Caught

This is a sophisticated film about a woman who is trapped, even before she catches the eye of a psychotic thug who’s also a brilliant businessman. She then gets stuck between two modes of prostitution: literally posing at the department store that pays her practically nothing, or figuratively posing at her captor’s mansion for luxury beyond her imagination. The film explores the politics of sex and how women often are objectified with no redemption. It is a bold film with a deep dark narrative that is definitely worth watching.

While the City Sleeps

This is a dark, cynical film about journalism and its nuanced problems. The film’s killer is a sexually repressed person who feeds his murderous rage through violence. The film also puts focus on a media empire divided by a mogul among three subordinates who war with each other for a top position at the paper. As each journo tries to find the killer, the company loses sight of its civic responsibility. Executives are even willing to dangle their own employees as bait for the killer, and the film is weirdly upsetting at most places, to say the least. What makes it worthy of watching is its brilliant critique of society and depiction of crime.

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Snyder’s Justice League (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

DC fans are finally getting what they have long wanted. After a long battle between the studio and fans, WB has finally decided to release the infamous Zack Synder version of DC’s live-action Justice League.  The movie will be following the director’s Batman Vs. Superman, the new version will be completely based on the original vision and is said to about 4-hours-long.

Releasing Date: March 18

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10 Unforgettable Movie Characters of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Some characters from movies stay with us, even after we have watched the films. The writing and performances are so moving that they live in the minds of the viewers forever. Here are some unforgettable movie characters from amazing movies of all time:

Amelie Poulain

Movie: Amelie

This is one of the most lovable characters in movie history. The film is the titular character’s whimsical world which is beautiful and could make even the grumpiest person crack a smile. She is everything good about the world. Amelie will give you hope that the world is still a good place, and that is what makes this film and character unforgettable.

John Wick

Movies: John Wick franchise

The role of John Wick is the ultimate action achievement in the career of Keanu Reeves, which is certainly unforgettable. The moments that this character has created on-screen are so moving and absolutely edgy that it is one of the most loved, revered characters of all time. Reeves owns the role like it is where he belongs, making this film even more memorable.

Captain Jack Sparrow

Movies: Pirates of the Caribbean franchise

Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow is yet another absolutely unforgettable character of contemporary cinema. It is iconic to see him in all his glory for the first time in “Dead Man’s Chest.” Then on, he delivers a performance that is theatrical and nuanced all at once. He is an important element of the

Hans Landa

Movie: Inglourious Basterds

Inglorious Basterds is a lovable mess of a movie. But the ruler of all that chaos is Christoph Waltz’s ruthless character, Hans Landa. A sociopath who is unhinged and so damn brilliant, the character is hilarious and haunting all at once. This is one of the most iconic on-screen roles an actor can portray and Waltz has outdone himself, etching the character in the minds of film lovers forever.

 

Batman

Movies: The Batman trilogy

Christian Bale is the ultimate Batman with the ultimate story behind him. Bruce Wayne has been done before by several actors. But Bale perfects the brooding nature of the character in its Dark Knight form. He lands everything right in his performance of this reluctant hero, a character the world loves and needs. Nothing is more memorable than Bale in his Batman attire, setting out to save Gotham! It sure is a character that will live on forever until there are films and filmgoers.

Anton Chigurh

Movie: No Country for Old Men

This is a character that is unforgettable for how terrifying he is. The horror of Anton Chigurh lies in his simplicity. He’s an old-school guy who is willing to decide your fate on a coin toss. There’s no reasoning with him or digging deeper. Javier Bardem has performed the character with such tightness that it is hard to think he is not real.

Dory

Movies: Finding Nemo, Finding Dory

Dory was always the character from “Finding Nemo” that demanded a spinoff. Her mantra of “keep swimming” isn’t much more than just a feel-good dialogue. It speaks to you from a very deep place in the heart. The circumstances and the lovable creation of this character make it iconic and extremely unforgettable. You cannot think of Dory without feeling a slight, happy pinch in your heart.

Gollum

Movies: The Lord of the Rings franchise

There is no character in “The Lord of the Rings” franchise with a more engrossing backstory than Gollum. He represents the horrors the ring is capable of. His lust for it turned him into a monster you can’t help but feel sorry for. He’s everything we don’t want Frodo to become. This character is memorable for all its complexities which we love to sometimes hate.

Regina George

Movie: Mean Girls

On the surface, Regina George is a character we’ve all met before — the popular girl who cares about no one but herself. But the character then loses her masks and becomes so human that it is what makes her so memorable. Rachel McAdams brings forth edginess and vulnerability to the character like none other. This is sure a character that is unforgettable for all the layers it has.

Harry Potter

Movies: Harry Potter franchise

There are several characters from the “Harry Potter” franchise you could put on this list. In the end, it always comes back to Harry, the childhood wizard we’re willing to watch grow to his potential over the course of eight movies. Daniel Radcliffe plays Harry and his journey over the years so relatably well that Potter has become one of pop culture’s undeniable, unforgettable heroes of all times.

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The Vigil (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

In order to fulfill the duties as a ‘shomer’, a young man must take care of the dead body over one night as a part of some ritualistic practice. Directed and penned by Keith Thomas, the American supernatural horror film marks his directorial debut and is rooted deep in Jewish culture and mysticism.

Releasing date: 26 February 2021

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10 Weird Movies to Watch on Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

There are diverse kinds of movies out there. We may be used to the popular ones that follow the rules. But there are different films out there as well, which are worth the time. Here are some weird films you can watch on Amazon Prime:

1. Dust Nuggets

This is a film about an ambitious manager sending the rock band she oversees straight to the top of the stardom. Her secret weapon is a children’s book that has all of the instructions she’ll need. The entire story is told as she lies in an overdose-induced coma, and the plot is full of such layers that lift the story emotionally and craft-wise. The performances are stunning, with well-written dialogues and great music.

2. Blue Velvet

This is a really innovative, menacing film by ace director David Lynch. The story focuses on the protagonist who takes a trip back to visit his sick father and stumbles into a world he never knew existed in the town he grew up. The performance is delightful and brings out all the madness of the writing. The film is a cult classic and often finds space in almost all lists showcasing weird movies. If you manage to stick through it, you will be surprised and taken aback.

3. The Lighthouse

This is an insane tale of insanity, isolation, and seagulls. It is difficult to describe the plot without spilling the surprises out. It is a film that delves so deep into your mind and emotional landscape that it is quite unbelievable how it slowly does it. The film showcases the power of storytelling, and the potential of a film to show us the unreal while making it feel real. Watch this film, but make sure you do not give away anything to those who have not!

4. Suspiria

This is the story of an American dancer who starts to figure things out for herself. Visually stunning and absolutely intense, this movie is so wild that not only did one actor play three different roles, but it is complete with great prosthetics and techniques to enable it. The story is crazy, and when we say that, it is quite an understatement. Watch this film to be mesmerized and blown away by how far a plot can creep you out.

5. Pi

This is a film by director Darren Aronovsky, who is known to get a bit wild with his filmography. This is a film that is a crucial gateway into the weird world he builds through his filmmaking. The story starts with a mathematician Max developing an obsession with the numerical sequence. The plot progresses and gets on into a space that is unpredictable. It is a menacing tale that is sure to make you wonder at its insanity.

6. Midsommar

This is an intense film about how the psychological trauma of a person affects her partner. When they visit their friend’s ancestral commune in an effort to mend things, it changes their lives forever. The film is immersive with its deep-running plot that has many layers. The performances complement the plot and elevate the story into a gripping, intriguing watch.

7. Hotel Artemis

This is a film that is wild and twisted. The film is an action-comedy which proves with its star-studded narrative that sometimes all it takes is a lot of gunplay, a water riot and a hotel full of criminals to kickstart the excitement. The actors are all stunning, and the story unfolds in a striking manner, making it quite unlike anything else we have seen on screen. The film is mad, but not in the sense that we are used to. It is contained, sinister, and extremely creepy. Watch it for a different experience.

8. Come To Daddy

Families can be pretty wild, even on their most mild-mannered days together. This is a story of a family reunion. What was supposed to be a reunion with his absent father turns into an insane night from hell for the protagonist. This proves to him once and for all that the pen truly is mightier than the sword, especially when it is dipped in something nasty. Did not get the reference? Watch the film to know!

9. Overlord

This is a film that takes the concept of Nazi super-soldiers and turns it into something that feels pretty fresh in its execution. It is a film that spins a very done and dusted storyline to make it something fresh and exciting. It is a plot with quite many twists and turns. It is innovative and very engaging to watch. The performances also add to the texture of the film, with minimal effort, and deliver an incredible cinematic experience.

10. The Boondock Saints

This film is the gold standard for wild independent filmmaking. The story revolves around the titular pair of brothers who set out to clean up the streets of their hometown after receiving visions from God. This is quite crazy, but the madness in the film is not even getting started here. What you are in for is a wild tale of absolutely weird occurrences that tie together stunningly in the end. The performances are spot-on, and the entire atmosphere of the film escalates the madness with each scene.

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The Toll (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A young woman and a rideshare driver trying to become friends when their car breaks down in a dark forest. Things turn to become scary and supernatural as they started encountering more and more mysterious horror, including the deadly Toll Man.

Releasing Date: Feb 2021

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10 Under-the-Radar Movies to Watch

by Kaylen Summers

There are films that sometimes go unnoticed when they release. This may happen for many reasons, but the good thing about the internet is that they are forever present so that we can revisit them at will. Here are some underrated films that deserve all your attention:

1. Locke

This is a small movie about a man who spends pretty much the whole movie in the car, driving somewhere and looking extremely stressed. On the way, he has a number of conversations with his kids, wife, boss, subordinate, and the imaginary ghost of his father in the backseat. The film is very innovative in its narrative, and the performances are absolutely stunning.

2. Empire Records

This movie opened to terrible reviews but has since become a cult classic. Centering around one epic day at a record store, each character brings something different to the table and storyline. The film has incredible catchphrases and some amazing everyday conversation. This is a film that is underrated, but deserves way more attention.

3. All I Wanna Do

Set in the ’60s at an all-girls boarding school, this is the story of Odette, a bitter new student who forms friendships with three other ladies. After the school announces it’s going co-ed, friendships are tested as they fight to save a school from the invasion of boys, while also helping each other achieve each other’s goals. Watch this film for a great experience.

4. Smokin’ Aces

This is a fascinating fictional look at the world of professional killers. It is packed with famous actors who deliver incredible performances. It is a dramatic film with intense layers and absolutely amazing filmmaking. The film did not get the attention it deserves, and it is one that is surely worth a watch.

5. That Thing You Do

Written, directed, and starring Tom Hanks, this fantastic film follows a band as they are propelled to stardom in the ’60s. The film did not gain any momentum until much after it debuted. It is a film that combines great writing, acting, and absolutely memorable moments. The way it brings forth all the elements of the story is really worth watching.

6. Better Off Dead

This is a dark comedy about a teen who has everything going against him—parents who don’t care, a girlfriend who dumps him, and a little brother who is way cooler than he is. The story then goes on to show how he battles all these odds to come out with better insight and strengths. It is a film that definitely deserves more attention than it got.

7. Max

This is an innovative take on Hitler and his relationship with a Munich art dealer. It was criticized that this film may offend the feelings of the Holocaust survivors. But the narrative stays within lines and delivers an inventive perspective on the theme. It is a film that is worth your time for its novel storyline and performances.

8. In a World

This is a lovable film about a vocal coach who competes against her own legendary voice actor father, as well as the current biggest voice actor in the game, to get a huge gig voicing the trailer for a big-budget movie. This is a film you will adore and want to watch over and over again. It is an endearing take on relationships, ambition and art.

9. Sunshine

This is a science fiction fantasy film set in a time when the sun is dying, and the Earth will too, as a result. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the sun and as they fail, a new team is sent seven years later as humankind’s last hope. This film is at par with any other movie in the genre but does not have as much following or attention.

10. Near Dark

This is a horror film based on a farmer’s son who ends up traveling with a group of vampires after the woman he’s trying to seduce turns him in. This is a unique story that explores quite many layers of the story and the characters are very relatable, even though the premise is set in fantasy. It is a rare film that is engaging and deserving of your time.

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Yes Day (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Allison and Carlos always have to say ‘no’ to their three kids. However, the couple decides to say ‘yes’ to their kids for one full day. With the kids having 24 hours to make the rules, all things are going more complicated than they expected. The family comedy stars Jennifer Garner, Edgar Ramirez, Jenna Ortega, Julian Lerner, Everly Carganilla, Fortune Feimster, Nat Faxon, Arturo Castro, and Molly Sims.

Releasing Date:  March 12

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10 Best Shows to Watch on Hulu in February 2021

by Kaylen Summers

Looking for some exciting shows to binge-watch this month? Here are some of our recommendations of content you can stream on Hulu:

Dollhouse

This is a sci-fi and fantasy show which is quite underrated. It focuses on a small group of volunteers, who have their minds wiped clean and reprogrammed with personalities ranging from housewife to hitman in order to complete dangerous missions. But there happens a glitch when one of them starts to regain their sense of self and do not want to do this anymore. The series incorporated science, emotions, and a lot of different kinds of themes that are relatable and moving.

Woke

This is a relevant show that speaks about the social context of weakness. It focuses on an African American cartoonist who is violently arrested by police due to racial profiling. He then begins seeing inanimate objects come to life in a similar style to his own drawings. They send him messages about his own predicaments like racism, misogyny, and white privilege. He thus feels that he has somehow been woken up to these realities and the show takes very interesting turns from thereon. This show is a gem, do not miss it.

The Terror

This is a historical chiller based on the historical fiction novel of the same name. It focuses on a fictionalized account of real-life explorer Captain John Franklin’s lost expedition to the Arctic in 1845. The series imagines what happened to the crew on this fateful expedition, as they try to survive starvation and freezing temperatures. The series is well shot and quite desolate in many moments. But it is still worth a watch.

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay

This is a comedy-drama that follows a man who takes care of his sisters after the death of their father. Life quickly becomes complicated when he begins dating a new guy when one of his sisters becomes angsty, and the other deals with the reality of being an autistic teenager. The series has some really smart character writing and every character feels realistic. This is one of the bests shows on Hulu and is a must-watch.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

This is an exciting series that tells the story of a high school student by day, who is also a vampire killing machine by night. Through the narrative, the show touches on taboo topics such as depression, sexuality, drugs, and consent while marrying them to fantasy. Adulthood, supernatural challenges, and the complexity of real-life issues are all tied together well in this entertaining show that will not disappoint.

You’re The Worst

This is one of the best romantic comedy series on Hulu right now. It follows two people – a lazy, vain PR executive and a self-serious writer. After sabotaging the wedding of an ex, they hook up and despite their efforts to keep their relationship strictly sexual, they begin to fall for each other and begin to give a healthy relationship a try. The show is funny, complex, and very endearing throughout. It is relatable and it is a show that you will instantly fall in love with.

The Handmaid’s Tale

Based on Margret Atwood’s book of the same name, this is a dystopian show about the nightmares of a world where women are exploited and cornered. Though difficult to watch sometimes, it is relevant and absolutely important to watch something like this. The execution, performances, and music all add to the eerie desolation of the world that is carefully built in the show.

Ramy

This is the story of an average guy living in New Jersey, trying to figure out who he wants to be. What makes him different is that he’s Muslim, and trying to honor his religious values in the increasingly complicated world he lives in. The show examines spirituality and religion in a meaningful way, making it a good, important watch.

Catch-22

An adaptation of the book of the same name, this is a limited series that brings an anti-war message to life. It focuses on a World War II bombardier who wants out of the war but finds himself in an impossible situation. The “Catch-22” law says that he can only leave the war if he’s deemed clinically insane. This is the central conflict of the story which then pans out in an edgy, sometimes comic way. The series is well made and intense, making it a good option to watch.

Broad City

This series follows two twenty-somethings living in New York City, who often get into various troubles. It perfectly captures the distinct voices of both, effectively defining a new generation of women who are brash and boldly themselves. This is an impressive show that critiques modern-day lives and also brings forth some really untold nuances of being new-age women in a big city.

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Doors (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A number of mysterious alien doors started appearing suddenly around the globe. In order to find the secret lurking behind these doors, the government decides to send in brave volunteers you can find out the purpose and origin of these cosmic anomalies.

Releasing Date: 19 March 2021

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10 Amazing Sci-Fi Movies Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Science fiction is a genre that has immense possibilities. It combines so many elements that are hard to not love. Here are some of the best sci-fi movies to watch if you love the genre:

Her

This is a moving romantic drama set in a near-future L.A. It follows a lonely, introverted man who falls in love with an operating system. The story brings forth thought-provoking questions about humanity’s modern relationship with technology and moves into a sentimental and relatable masterpiece of a film. This is a film that is unlike any in the genre with its edgy technological narrative and its underlying poetic nuance.

Edge of Tomorrow

This is a sci-fi action drama that takes place in an apocalyptic, alien-invaded world. It focuses on a military officer who is assigned to join an operation against the aliens and finds himself in a time loop that sends him back to the same battle every time he is killed. The irony and conflict of being in the same battle and getting killed again and again are where the complexity of the plot lies. This is a really captivating film that you will certainly enjoy.

Annihilation

This is a merging of sci-fi and psychological horror. The chilling, gripping film follows a group of scientists as they embark on a dangerous expedition into a mysterious zone of an alien presence called “The Shimmer.” The result is an opening into a world that is visually stunning but eerily terrifying. The moments in the film are moving, sad and also extremely intriguing. There are plenty of scenes that will remain etched into your mind well after you’ve finished the movie.

Back to the Future

This is one of the most iconic time travel films of all time, directed by none other than Steven Spielberg. It follows the time-traveling adventures of a high schooler and an eccentric scientist as they’re accidentally going back thirty years from the present time. The film has stood the test of time (see what we did there!) and has attained a cult classic status in the genre.

Interstellar

There can be no mention of science fiction without mentioning director Christopher Nolan. This is yet an epic sci-fi movie of his with a mind-bending story. It is about futuristic space exploration. The story follows a group of astronauts who embark on a dangerous mission to travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. The music by Hans Zimmerman is out of this world. Literally!

Source Code

This is a smart and action-packed sci-fi thriller about a U.S. Army pilot who discovers he’s part of a simulated mission to find the identity of a bomber on a Chicago commuter train. The plot focuses on his exhilarating race against time to save lives. There are some compelling twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time.

2001: A Space Odyssey

This is undoubtedly the most influential sci-fi film of them all. Only a few movies are considered as legendary as this masterpiece by Stanley Kubrick. The film has taken generations of viewers on an epic trek through space and time and has been an undisputable masterclass in the making, writing, and execution. No more descriptions here, just watch it.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

This is an interesting film where sci-fi meets drama and romantic comedy. This genre-defying film is about a man who follows his ex-lover in undergoing an experimental procedure to erase his memories after a painful breakup. With the help of this inventive concept, the movie offers a heartfelt and imaginative look at relationships, loss, and heartache. The performances are beyond brilliant and the film is s thriving masterpiece.

Looper

This is a film for the fans of nail-biting action and thought-provoking time travel. The story follows a hired contract killer called a “looper”, whose job is to assassinate targets by sending them back into the past. But the looper himself must be killed in the same way in order to “close the loop.” The film is an extremely intriguing take on life, death, and time travel. It also has some unforgettable action which only makes it better.

Contact

This is a gripping adaptation of the Carl Sagan novel of the same name. It focuses on a young astronomer who discovers a signal from outer space and is then chosen to make the first contact with the extra-terrestrials. The film is imaginative and thoughtful in its exploration of science and space, making it a nerdy and enjoyable watch for all.

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6 Upcoming Movies On Prime Video That You Don’t Want To Miss

by Kaylen Summers

Amazon Prime Video has a long list of exciting movies coming to their platform. Here are the top titles that you don’t want to miss out on.

Coming 2 America

After 33 years, Eddie Murphy’s break-out comedy film, Coming to America is finally getting a sequel. The then African prince is now the king and he must find his son in America to take his throne and save the kingdom. However, just like Akeem, his son is also determined to live his own life and choose the partner that he wants to spend their life with.

Honest Thief

One thing that we never grow tired of is watching Liam Nesson in an action movie and saying “I’m coming for you”. Well, you can have both in the new movie Honest Thief. The beloved actor plays the role of a professional bank robber who wants to turn himself in and live an honest life with his new girlfriend. However, two crooked cops are trying to get away with the stolen money and now it is up to Liam’s character to clear his name and bring his justice.

War Of Likes

Raquel wants to advance her career in the world of publicity. He is looking to reunite with her high school friend Cecy who is a queen of social media. However, reuniting with friends is not as same as getting followers on social media. Directed by María Ripoll, this Mexican comedy is sure to tickle your funny bones.

Without Remorse

John Clark aka Kelly is a navy seal. His wife was murdered and he seeks to take revenge against those who took his life away from him. However, on his path for vengeance, he realizes a greater conspiracy taking place in the background. For those who don’t know, the action thriller is the origin story of the character John Clark which was created by the Tom Clancy who is famous for ‘Jack Ryan’. Since Prime Video has already set up Jack Ryan, will we be seeing the two famous characters together in a Ryanverse?! Guess we will have to wait and find out.

Radioactive

The first and only woman to have won the Nobel Prize twice, Marie Curie is finally getting the biopic she deserves. The Polish physicist and Chemist is known for her theory of Radioactivity. Based on the graphic novel ‘Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie’, the movie follows her discovery of Polonium and Radium and also the scientific and romantic relationship she had with her husband Pierre Curie.

Smiley Face Killers

Male college students are mysteriously drowning on the California coast.  Jack who id struggling to keep his life together at school did not expect to find himself being stalked by a hooded figure driving an unarmed van. Will he be the next victim to end up dead on the shores.  Watch this movie to find out.

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Last Call (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Mick’s life is a local success story. Due to a family emergency, Mick had to return back to his old neighbourhood and is forced to stay when he realised of a huge real estate opportunity. Directed by Paolo Pilladi, this comedy has Jeremy Piven, Zach McGowan, Taryn Manning, Jamie Kennedy playing the major roles.

Releasing Date: 19 March 2021

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10 Best Korean Movies on Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

When you think about movies with a different personality in terms of themes, presentation, and moods, Korean cinema always takes the cake. Here are some of the best Korean films you can watch on Netflix:

Psychokinesis

This is a film that tells the story of a father who goes to a great extent for the safety of his children. The central character of the film is a security guard who comes to know that his daughter has gotten into trouble with a construction company over her business. He then drinks water from a special mountain spring which gives him the superhuman ability of telekinesis, and with this newfound power that he goes on to fight for his child. This is an absolutely engaging, intense film that is a must-watch.

Revenger

If you are a lover of martial arts films this is for you. This is the story of a former police officer who is devasted after his family is brutally killed by criminals. He finds out that these criminals are presently locked up on a prison island, and thus he decides to get himself arrested and sent to the same prison. The film has several high-octane action scenes, and it is ab absolute treat for action lovers out there.

The Drug King

This film is based on a true story depicting the life of a drug kingpin. The film serves as an eye-opening account of the drug trade that went on in the 1970s in South Korea, where a supply line thrived between Busan and Japan. The story packs a lot of characters and storylines. It is a very engaging, exciting watch.

26 Years

This is a film based on the Gwangju massacre of 1980, when an open fire was ordered on civilians. The narrative recounts the horrors of the incident in the midst of the victims, 26 years after the incident took place. This is a story of revenge and determination. It is also interesting because of its historic reference and details.

The Prison

This is the story of a detective who, in a quest to bust the crime syndicates from within, gets arrested and lands up inside one of the most notorious prisons. He figures out that a crime lord inside the prison is giving the inmates directives to commit crimes and the prison authorities seem to turn a blind eye. What follows is how far he risks himself to out the nexus and fight for justice. The film is yet another example of stunning Korean film making and is quite a must-watch.

Pandora

This is a very relatable story of a man who is worried about the conditions of the local nuclear power plant. Nobody seems to listen to his concerns but when an earthquake strikes, it severely damages the power plant and begins to spread panic. This is a story that is thrilling and also has many emotional moments about saving each other and sticking together against a disaster. The film will move you and also engage you throughout.

Okja

This is the story of a pig that has been genetically engineered to be of massive size and to produce pork of the finest quality. Many such pigs were distributed by a company all over the world to farmers, and the one which turned out to be the best of the lot is the pig called Okja. Now when the company takes Okja away, her owner, a little girl decides to follow them and rescue Okja. The film is very well written and is sentimental and brilliant, to say the least.

Seoul Searching

Based on true incidents, this film is set against the backdrop of the Korean War in the ’80s when the South Korean government started a program for non-resident Koreans to visit the country and learn a few things about their roots and the place where they actually belong to. The story focuses on four such residents who get to taste the first experience of their motherland. The film has many twists and turns and is a lovely watch which will not disappoint you.

The Chase

This is a comedy-thriller murder mystery film about two old men – a moody homeowner and a washed-up detective – who are trying to solve a murder mystery from 30 years ago and catch a serial killer in the present who has been killing the elderly folk in a small town. The film takes enough time to set up the premise and characters and slowly builds on the thriller element. It is one of the most exciting, edgy thrillers you will watch.

High Society

This is a very interesting film about social classes and how people change with money. It follows a middle-class couple – a university professor with political ambitions and his art gallery curator wife – as they trade in their morals and ethics to get in with the exclusive rich people’s club. is a stylishly-made film with dramatic scenes that are supported well by great performances from the actors.

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Cosmic Sin (2021)

by Kaylen Summers

The year is 2524 and humans are already colonizing other planets. When a fleet of hostile aliens started attacking soldiers on a distant planet, retired Gen.James Ford get back into service to help mankind from an escalating interstellar war. Ford and his team of elite soldiers are out to stop the attack before it is too late.

Releasing Date: 11 March 2021

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Luca (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Directed by Academy Award nominee Enrico Casarosa, Luca is a coming-of-the-age tale with a twist. Set in a beautiful seaside village of the Italian Riviera, the original movie shares the adventure of one young boy named Luca over an unforgettable summer. However, the fun only lasted tell he realize that deeply held secret. Sea monsters exist in the same world as we live.

Releasing Date: 17 June 2021

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Golden Globes 2021: Where To Watch The Nominated Movies

by Kaylen Summers

The nominations for the Golden Globes are announced. Here is where you can watch all the top nominated movies.

Mank

⌛2h 12m 📺Drama, Comedy

Nominated for: Best picture (drama), lead actor (drama), supporting actress, director, screenplay, and score.

It was David Fincher’s late father Jack Fincher who originally wrote the screenplay for this movie. The biographical drama is about the screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz. Directed by David Fincher, the movie follows the writer as he struggles to develop the screenplay for the iconic, cult-classic movie, Citizen Kane.

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One Night in Miami

⌛1h 54m 📺Drama

Nominated for: Supporting actor, director, and song.

Directed by Regina King, One Night in Miami is about the fictionalized meeting where famous figures like Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, Sam Cooke, and Malcolm X meet met in a room at the Hampton House to celebrate Ali’s title win in 1964. The group goes on to their responsibility of being successful black men during the period of the civil rights movement.

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Over the Moon

⌛1h 40m 📺Family, Musical

Nominated for: Best picture (animated).

Fei Fei is a young girl who believes strongly that there is a goddess in the Moon named Chang’e who has taken the potion of immortality. The little has taken it as her quest to build a rocket to reach the moon and meet the mystical moon goddess.

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Palm Springs

⌛1h 30m 📺Comedy, Rom-com

Nominated for: Best Picture (musical/comedy) and lead actor (musical/comedy). 

Ever felt like you had experienced a moment before?! Palm Springs takes this feeling to the next level. Taking inspiration from the Groundhog day style of storytelling, the movie has its central characters two wedding guests trapped in a time loop and eventually developing feelings for each other.

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

⌛1h 34m 📺Drama, Musical

Nominated for: Lead actress (drama), lead actor (drama).

It is 1927. Iconic blues singer Ma Raine has gathered with her band for a recording session in a studio in Chicago. However, tension escalated quickly and the turbulent recording session is taken to some thought-provoking socio-political circumstances that era.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

⌛1h 36m 📺Comedy, Mockumentary

Nominated for: Best picture (musical/comedy), lead actress (musical/comedy), and lead actor (musical/comedy)

After the first movie got released, Borat is prisoned in Kazakhstan for defaming his nation. Now, he must somehow regain his countries lost pride, by returning back to America with his 15-year-old daughter. If things go wrong, he will never be able to return back to his country.

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Pieces of a Woman

⌛2h 06m 📺Drama

Nominated for: Lead actress (drama)

Directed by Kornél Mundruczó, Pieces of a Woman features a woman who attempts home birth. It fails in the most heart-breaking way and she is thrown into emotional turmoil. She isolates herself from her partner and family as grief started to take the best of her.

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Sound of Metal

⌛2h 10m 📺Drama, Music

Nominated for: Lead actor (drama)

Ruben is a heavy metal drummer. His life is thrown off balance when he starts to lose his hearing ability. With little control over what is happening, the troubled drummer must find a way around his limitation, all while combatting addiction.

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The Midnight Sky

⌛1h 58m 📺 Drama, Sci-fi

Nominated for: Score

A mysterious global catastrophe has taken over the world. When a crew of astronauts is looking to return back home to Earth, a lonely scientist at an Arctic research station must somehow find a way to contact them and help evade danger.

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The United States Vs. Billie Holiday

⌛2h 10m 📺 Drama, Music

Nominated for: Lead actress (drama), song

Professional singer Billie Holiday was an American jazz and swing music singer. The United States Vs. Billie Holiday is a fictionalized biographical account about the undercover sting operation that took place against the musician by the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.

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The Trial of the Chicago 7

⌛2h 10m 📺Drama

Nominated for: Best picture (drama), supporting actor, director, screenplay, and song.

The major countercultural protests that occurred during the  1968 Democratic National Convention had led the federal government to believe that seven individuals are the masterminds behind it. They are charged with conspiracy and more.

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Onward

⌛1h 43m 📺 Fantasy, Comedy

Nominated for: Best picture (animated)

Another animated movie from Pixar has risen to award glory. Set in a magical realm, Onward is the story about elf-brothers Ian and Barley going on a magical quest to find the way to resurrect their late father for a day. With hurdles after hurdles, it looks like their mission is even harder than they thought.

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The Prom

⌛2h 12m 📺 Musical, Comedy

Nominated for: Best picture (musical/comedy), lead actor (musical/comedy)

When they are down-on-their-luck, a bunch of Broadway stars decides to rally behind a teen who is looking to go to the prom with her girlfriend. The musical comedy is adapted from the 2018 Broadway musical of the same name.

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10 Best Serial Killer Movies of the 90s

by Kaylen Summers

Crime and serial killers are a favorite subject among filmmakers and viewers. Here are some of the best serial killer movies from the 90s, a time when the genre saw its peak:

The Bone Collector

This is the story of a quadriplegic ex-police detective who now lives a dormant life. He then hears about a serial killer abducting people and sadistically killing them. Thereafter, he jumps back on the job and the film progresses into a classic crime thriller with some great performances. If you’re looking for a good cop mystery flick with a lot of serial murders, this one’s for you.

Copycat

This is a movie that follows a psychologist with agoraphobia and a female detective as they try to take down a serial killer. The story is made interesting by the fact that the killer copies the scenes and deaths from serial killers of the past, making it all the more difficult to catch him. This copycat element is interesting, especially for serial killer buffs.

Summer Of Sam

This is based on the real-life story of the infamous killer, “Son of Sam”, from the 1970s in New York City. The film is told from the perspective of the people in the neighborhood, in a time of severe fear and distrust. It packs a lot of crazy twists and turns along the way and is a real treat for everyone who loves a good story of a serial killer that is based on true events.

Nightwatch

This is yet another thrilling story of crime and terror. It follows a law student who gets a job as a night watchman at the Department of Forensic Medicine. He finds himself in the spotlight of an investigation when the victims of a serial killer start to pile up. This is an engaging, borderline creepy film, which is enjoyable for those who love the genre.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

This is the story of a young man who is sent by the father of a boy who fled off to Italy, to retrieve him and bring him back home. However, things take a very violent turn in a case of stolen identity and greed. Though it is a bit removed from the typical serial killer genre, the film certainly is a good watch for those who love crime and murder mysteries. Matt Damon plays the lead, and his performance is a thing of absolute beauty on screen.

Kalifornia

This film follows a couple who are journalists. They go on a road trip to California while visiting serial killer murder sites along the way. However, to help pay for the trip, they post an ad at the university and are joined by another couple. What they don’t know though, is that they’re actually traveling with a serial killer. This is an intense, tragic serial killer film that we are sure you will love.

Citizen X

This biography crime drama takes place in the 1980s. Soviet authorities embark on a hunt for a serial killer who targets railway stations and leaves his victims in the woods. This is a cult classic film that showcases the true essence of ’90s serial killer films. It is so well made that even today, it stands out for its craft and impeccable making. This is certainly a must-watch for lovers of the genre.

Natural Born Killers

This film follows the story of two individuals with traumatizing childhoods. They meet and become lovers and they also become psychopathic serial killers. This film is a creepy, twisted classic, and you can’t love the genre without watching this film. The fact that it is written by Quentin Tarantino only adds to its craziness factor. So sit back and get ready to be thrilled.

Se7en

There is no better classic detective film than this one. The movie follows a rookie and a veteran detective as they pair up to hunt down a serial killer, who bases his motives on the seven deadly sins. This is a very dark film, but if you love detective and serial killer films, you must not miss this film at all. It is edgy and everything that you look for in a film of this genre.

Silence Of The Lambs

This is a classic that cannot be left out in a list of films on serial killers. It follows an F.B.I. cadet who enlists the help of an infamous serial killer to better understand the mind of another serial killer on the loose. This is one of three movies in the world to ever win Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars. The film is intense and timeless. It has a kind of quiet terror that gets under your skin and grows on you.

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10 Best Dramas to Watch on Netflix this February 2021

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the best, most dramatic content you can stream right away on Netflix:

Halt and Catch Fire

This is an interesting show that begins in Dallas in 1983 and showcases the changes related to the dawn of the personal computer. It follows the evolution of technology and how the machines we’ve become so attached to also turn destructive. The show is a very intriguing watch and it is now on Netflix for watching. So sit back and let it take you on its ride.

The Queen’s Gambit

This is a seven-episode limited series that follows the life of a chess prodigy. It tells her story from the time she was a young orphan working through her trauma to find some semblance of joy through the game. The story is thrilling and captivating because of the specific moves of the game and also because of how it does such a great job of making investments in it. You need not know chess to follow the series, but after watching you may definitely want to learn it!

Broadchurch

If you’re in the mood for a murder mystery, this is for you. The story follows a pair of detectives who are investigating the disappearance and subsequent murder of a young boy. It really digs into how the incident affects the family and townspeople. This is an engaging and extremely dramatic show to watch. It packs sentiments, thrills, and mystery very well to create a memorable watch.

Ozark

This is one of the most popular shows on Netflix right now. It follows a man and his family who are forced to move from Chicago to the Ozarks to start a money laundering business after he discovers his long-time business partner has been dealing with Mexican drug cartels, and they are in neck-deep debt. As he tries to untangle the mess, he gets pulled deeper and deeper into the criminal underworld. The show is dramatic and engaging, which will keep you hooked.

Hannibal

This is an artfully told story of a dreaded serial killer. He is a forensic psychiatrist who is called upon by a criminal profiler of the FBI to help track down a serial killer. Soon the team begins to suspect that he might have a role to play in these murders. This is a wholly unique series that gets weirder and weirder as it goes on but keeps you hooked the entire time.

Mindhunter

David Fincher’s show is based on true events and follows the early days of the FBI’s criminal profiling unit in the late 1970s. Two FBI agents from the FBI’s Behavioural Science Unit set out to interview imprisoned serial killers to see if they can understand why they did what they did, to help create a profile for the FBI to catch these kinds of killers. The show is methodical and dramatic in ways that have not been explored before.

Maniac

This is a series that takes place in a slightly more advanced version of Earth in which two depressed and despondent individuals take part in a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial meant to cure them. The trial sees them mentally living out various different fantasies and scenarios. It is a kind of drama that unfolds slowly yet with great precision. Engaging and entertaining as it progresses, the show is a very relevant watch.

The Crown

This is a series that examines the early reign of England’s Queen Elizabeth II. It beautifully captures young Elizabeth’s early life as a privileged princess before having to transition into the position of Queen. From there, as her grandmother cautions her, she is at odds with one part of her who is a young woman with her own hopes and dreams, and one who is a royal, whose life will be full of duty and sacrifice. The series is rich, layered, and extremely dramatic.

Hap and Leonard

This is a funny, action-packed, and unique story about two unlikely friends — one a white, hippie-cowboy, and the other a black, gay, Vietnam vet. They often get into problems and accidentally end up in the middle of a crime they never planned on investigating. The show packs humor and heartbreak as its heroes, villains, and settings come alive on the screen.

Bodyguard

This is a series that follows the story of a metropolitan police officer who uses his special training while off-duty to help diffuse a potential terrorist attack. He is a badass character who also has deep emotional connections and a compassionate heart. He is then tasked with being the bodyguard for a Conservative Home Secretary. This is when the story really takes off and eventually peaks with all its drama, edge, and mystery.

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10 Best Horror Comedies that Are Actually Creepy

by Kaylen Summers

Horror comedy is an interesting genre to watch when you cannot decide whether you want to laugh or scream! Here are some of the best horror comedies you can watch for scary laughs with an optimum dose of creepy:

Re-Animator

This is a science fiction horror comedy that is absolutely wild and witty. If you are a fan of monsters like Frankenstein, this film is for you. The story revolves around a scientist who thinks he had found the method to re-animate dead tissues. Lab experiments, scares, crazy monsters – this film has them all. The plot is supported by the electric performances of the actors and the film keeps you on edge from start to finish.

Dead Alive

This is a grotesque but hilarious film about a young man kept under the custody of his oppressive mother. Soon, he falls in love and tries to break free. But his mother’s vengeance comes after him in the form of a blood-soaked zombie outbreak. Bloody, witty, and entertaining, this is one of the maddest horror comedies of all time. The film is unhinged in its exploration of the plot and it is quite unlike anything you are used to.

Eating Raoul

This is one of the zaniest zombie horror-comedies of all time. Though it is not as gruesome as most cannibal films go, it is disturbing enough to make you creeped out. The story focuses on a condescending married couple, who are absolutely fed up of the influx of swingers and degenerates in their apartment complex. When one of these people gets aggressive with the wife, it sets off a chain of events that leads to a series of murders and an eerie people-meal. Watch the film to find out how all these elements are unpacked in this crazy film.

This Is the End

This is a fun and creepy film about the end of the world. The story follows each of the actors playing fictional versions of their famous selves as they try to survive the end of the world. Things don’t go well as all of their big egos get in the way of survival and what follows is an extremely wild experience of wit and horror. The film is a perfect blend of post-apocalyptic terror and situational jokes that are amusing and outrageous.

The Final Girls

This is a horror-slasher comedy that has a whacky storyline. It starts off as a heartwarming mother-daughter drama about a young woman grieving the loss of her mother. Her mother used to be an 80s slasher scream queen and she gets sucked into one of her most creepy films from the time. The violence is brutal and the laughs are abundant in this film that is so self-aware and entertaining.

Jennifer’s Body

This is a great horror comedy with a lot going on in the storyline. It is a demonic possession story told in a modern and innovative style that you’ll never stop being surprised where the story is leading you. It is also a smart portrayal of the nuances of female friendship. It focuses on two besties, one of whom gets possessed. The narrative unfolds when the other friend finds this out and tries to put the pieces together in the event of the boys in their small town turning up dead.

Scream

This is the story of a ghost-faced serial killer stalking a California high school. This is quite the gold standard for the genre of horror-comedy owing to its brilliant making and self-aware storytelling. The film is also scary as hell, even as it’s telling you clearly why it is scary as hell. It piles up high tension hilarity scene by scene and culminates into an entertaining film that is scary and funny in equal doses.

The Love Witch

This is the story of a perpetually single young witch who moves to a new town in search of love. But soon enough, her spells and potions which she uses to make men fall in love with her do more harm than good. Watch her do whatever it takes to find herself a man. Though it might look unconventional to us, it is the perfect portrayal of what it means to say that all is fair in love!

Cabin in the Woods

This is an absolutely immersive horror comedy film. It focuses on friends who arrive at a remote forest cabin for a vacation. One by one, they fall victim to zombies and the plot kicks off from there into a scary but funny trail of events. You may feel that the events in the film are random at first, but they are all connected, as you will soon find out. This is a film that really explores all the possibilities of the genre and it is an entertaining and terrifying watch.

Creepshow

This film is made up of five short stories that feature a zombie patriarch taking revenge on his money thirsty family, an uncontrollable meteorite that overwhelms a backwoods gentleman, a creature released by a man, and his male friend who uses it to enact revenge on the man’s wife that escapes after they try to drown it, a horde of cockroaches that overrun a germophobe’s apartment and a wife and her lover who are drowned by her husband but then return as waterlogged zombies to exact their revenge. There is both comic relief and plenty of eerie moments in the films. They each tell a unique story of terror and wit.

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10 Entertaining Movies You Have Surely Missed

by Kaylen Summers

Looking to be entertained by some fun films? We have your back! Here are some really entertaining Bollywood films that are quite undiscovered and totally fun:

Robin Hood: Men In Tights

This is a hilarious musical comedy that is a spoof of the original Robin Hood story. When the word spoof comes into the picture, you can imagine that the storyline is going to be crazy. The film does justice to the genre and packs some of the most entertaining scenes into the narrative. It is a movie that will have you in splits and it also has some moments that will make you stop and think. Watch this underrated gem of a movie for some non-stop laughs.

Popstar: Never Stop Stopping

This is a musical comedy told in the format of a documentary. It follows a young music prodigy who grows up and forms his own band. Later, the band splits and he sets on a journey to achieve individual fame. Things crash and what happens next is the plot of the film. It is one of those films that has a lot of layered humor that will make you laugh-cry. The performances are great and this is overall an entertainer that is largely undiscovered.

Mr. Right

This is a romantic comedy which is yet another underrated entertainer. It is the story of a young girl who finally meets a man she thinks is perfect for her. She then goes on to discover cracks in his behavior and realizes that he is a murderer. The plot then moves in a hilarious path, unpacking humor and suspense very well. The film has amazing moments and is one that will keep you hooked till the end.

Birdcage

This is yet another comedy that will leave you in splits. It is the story of a gay cabaret owner and his drag queen partner who put up a front as a straight couple when the woman’s son decides to marry the Senator’s daughter. The film is a fun take on politics, sexuality, and family relationships. It has a lot of good music and situational humor that is also sharp and edgy. Watch this underrated gem of a film for a fun ride of an experience.

Clue

This is a dark comedy film that bases its plot on the board game Clue. It is the story of a diner and its owner who blackmails his guests. A lot is unpacked in the story as it rolls further down into a snowball of cover-ups, crime, and timely humor. The cast supports the plot perfectly and golds together the fun factor throughout. This is a film that released in 1985 and yet is very much an entertainer even today.

Rat Race

This is yet another ensemble comedy film with a huge cast. It tells the story of a big shot casino owner who places gold coins in different rooms. Six contestants who are all locked up inside a locker must race against one another to find these coins and earn a reward. The film is mad and absolutely whacky. But there is a lot of order in the chaos and it is a full-on joyride once you get a hang of the plot and the characters.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

This is a dark comedy film that wraps up the crime, chase, and humor all in one. It tells the story of a thief who pretends to be an actor and gets involved in a murder investigation in Hollywood. The film has a very layered take on crime and its relationship with the entertainment business. It also reflects on human behavior and how people change for instant gains. But all of this is narrated with a sharp sense of humor that is edgy and absolutely entertaining.

Just Friends

This is a romantic comedy about a guy who was rejected by most women when he was younger. He then goes through with a makeover and becomes a charmer. The plot follows his life and his encounters with women. It is a fun film with a lot of comic moments to remember. The story is relatable and it also makes for a good binge day watch when you really want to take your mind off everything.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

This is a crazy film with a crazier plot. It focuses on two con men who decide that they cannot work in the same territory. In order to decide who must leave, they enter a contest. They find a very rich heiress, and whoever robs her clean gets to stay, the other one must leave. Sounds mad, doesn’t it? It is a fun, absolutely mad film that is extremely funny from start to end. It is a surprise that the film is not as popular as it deserves to be.

The Whole Nine Yards

This is yet another comedy that is entertaining and undiscovered. It tells the story of a dentist who lives a decent, peaceful life. Soon, he has a new neighbor and the man turns out to be a dreaded contract killer. The film then follows the two characters and how they iron out their conflicts while getting on the crime radar of the cops. It is a fun watch with amazing comic moments and some great performances.

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5 Upcoming Movies On Netflix To Watch Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the best upcoming movies to stream on Netflix.

A Week Away

Will Hawkins is a troubled teen who has to choose between juvenile detention or attend a Christian summer camp. Though he felt like a fish-out-of-water at first, Will soon opens up to discover love and his long-lost sense of belonging.

Bad Trip

Pranks are one thing. But, can you make it into a full-length movie?! Movies like Borat have proven it be possible. Adding one more to the list is the upcoming movie Bad Trip. The movie is about two pals who go on a road trip filled with full of pranks.

Secret Magic Control Agency

Netflix is set to release another animated movie. Set in a fantasy world, the Secret Magic Control Agency controls all the activities related to witchcraft. When the witch of the Gingerbread House is becoming more and more troublesome, the agency sends their best agents Hansel and Gretel to save the day.

Yes Day

Family movies are always fun to watch and this one is even funnier and entertaining. A mom and dad decided to say yes to everything their kids’ requests. You can imagine what the result would be.  With the newly established rules, there is a whirlwind of fun and adventure.

Paper Lives

An ailing waste warehouse worker Mehmet decides to take a young boy under his wing. As he tries to protect him, he must somehow also learn to fight back against his own traumatic childhood.

 

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10 Best Animated Shows Worth Watching on Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

Looking for a world of fun, imagination, and escape? Here are some of the best-animated series on Hulu to transport you into another world:

Animaniacs

This is a super fun series whose predominant personalities are the Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and their sister, Dot. The three are inseparable. They are also naughty ones who have a great time creating havoc and mayhem in the lives of everyone they meet. The series is exciting and is also very well animated. It is something everyone will like and is told with a deep sense of imagination and intrigue.

Archer

This is an extremely sharp and funny satire of the James Bond universe. It is an absolutely engaging, layered, and really exciting series that deserves more attention than it got. It is a lovely watch if you like some action and some drama in your day. The visuals are executed with abundant creativity and they come through with a deep sense of finesse.

Attack on Titan

If you are a lover of dark and gritty drama along with your anime, this is your series to watch. There are some gruesome violence and body horror, which makes this more suited for an older audience. The story takes place in a world where human survivors live in walled cities in fear for their lives from mysterious Titans, humanoid beings. The only line of defense besides the walls themselves are teams of dedicated scouts and soldiers who do their best to protect the last vestiges of humans.

The Awesomes

This is an amazing series worth your time and attention if you’re looking for an escape from the ordinary and a break from the same-old superhero story. It follows the title team of comic book-inspired superheroes led by the son of the greatest superhero of them all, Mr. Awesome, as they attempt to fill the sizable shoes of the heroes they’re replacing. The voiceovers are a treat to watch and hear. The series is super fun and something that will warm your heart.

 

Axe Cop

This series features childlike wildness that leads to the inclusion of dinosaurs, robots, mermen, evil scientists, and a whole lot more. This is all kinds of whimsy that you will love to watch unfold. It is a lovely, detailed animated series that is so endearing that it is difficult to not watch it and be hooked. Watch this to indulge in a childlike fantasy that will shake up your day and make it warm.

Ben 10

There is no need to introduce Ben10. The animated series focuses on 10-year-old Ben Tennyson, who discovers an alien watch that grants him amazing powers. The series is a fun and popular one that is such a hit with kids that it has tonnes of merchandise in its name. It is something everyone loves, so no more descriptions. Sit back and watch, or re-watch!

Bless the Harts

This is a hilarious show about a struggling Southern family. It packs a lot of family-based humor and dynamics that are relatable and also very very difficult to stop getting hooked to. It is a full-on family drama that is beautifully animated. It unfolds with a sense of integrity and it also reflects a sort of deep value for feelings and commitments within a family.

Bob’s Burgers

Centered around a hamburger chef and his freak flag-flying family of oddballs, this series is packed to the brim with the delicious scene on food and family. The humor is natural and relatable. It is also a very interesting take on everything that goes on in a crazy family of complete mad heads who will stop at nothing to get what they want.

Family Guy

This is yet another dramatic, fun series about a family. It is so much fun that you will keep looking at the endearingly animated figures move and talk. The series reflects on deep thoughts through humor and also maintains its comic element throughout. It is a lovely watch and it will keep you really hooked for a long time.

Futurama

This is one of the best sci-fi series on the internet. It ventures into time travel, far-space travel, universal apocalypses, invasions, and pretty much any and every sci-fi element in a storyline that you can think of. It is a joy ride for hardcore sci-fi lovers who have a thing for science, space, and inventions. The animation is done beautifully, and the voiceovers make the story very believable. It is a really exciting watch, one we think you should not miss.

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10 HBO Max Movies That You Don’t Want To Miss

by Kaylen Summers

There is a mountain of streaming options out there. It is only natural that some of the best films and shows may have gotten buried underneath it. Here are some of the best, hidden gems you can stream on HBO:

Enlightened

This is a comedy-drama series with a female protagonist. It focuses on a young woman who decides to live an enlightened life after she has a mental breakdown at work. The series is fun and at the same time reflects on the nuances of everyday life that lead to conflicts of mind and emotions. The fact that all these themes are brought forth through a female protagonist makes the narrative even more layered and complex. This is quite an undiscovered gem of a series that is worth your time.

The Station Agent

This is a lovely film about a downcast, dwarf person who has a great love for trains. His life changes when his boss passes away and leaves him a railroad depot in New Jersey. He then decides to move to an obscure town and process his grief. The story follows what happens to him from then on, and how he interacts with the new people of the town. Peter Dinklage plays the protagonist and does a wonderful job of it. The film is a beautiful watch that combines a lot of emotions and a very moving narrative that is beautiful to watch.

Search Party

This is a dark comedy series about a group of Brooklyn millennials trying to locate a missing woman. The series is full of many twists, turns, and plot points that keep your attention to it throughout. It also critiques quite a few social norms through the story which has an ongoing thread about the power of a community and people coming together for a cause. The actors do justice to bring alive all the diverse characters with commitment, making this an engaging watch.

Ad Astra

This is a film that focuses on a rescue-mission story. It follows an astronaut who is trying to let go of his grief after discovering his astronaut father who is presumed dead, is actually alive. He figures out that his father may be hiding away on another planet to find out the truth. This is a lovely film that combines emotions and science with a sharp sense of awareness. If you love space stories, this is definitely for you.

Muriel’s Wedding

This is a fun film about a socially awkward woman who tries to find a life partner. She is eager to move out of her town and is quite desperate to have a glamorous wedding. The story follows how she goes about that and packs a lot of humor and social criticism in the process. It also reflects on gender norms and is very entertaining to watch especially if you are someone who is trying to figure out how to deal with finding a partner!

Her Smell

This is a film about an unhinged lead singer in an all-female trio. She is self-destructive and tries to keep people away even when it costs her professional success and a career. We have seen quite many films about self-sabotaging artists, but this one is mad and quite chaotic especially when the female protagonist comes into context. The performances are amazing and they all bring out the underlying spirit of the film really well.

Winter’s Bone

This is the story of a 17-year-old girl who sets out on a journey to track down her meth-dealing father. Jennifer Lawrence plays the character of the young girl with a stunning sense of restraint. The film draws a lot of its emotional strength from the underlying feelings of abandonment, self-doubt, and absence of parents felt by the girl. It is an intense film that rides on deep emotions and a narrative that is bold as well as moving.

Little Children

If you are a Kate Winslet fan, this is a film for you. The story follows a woman who has a troubled marriage. She is quite tormented by the monotony of domestic life and the general love-lessness she feels. Soon, she meets a man who has similar life situations and they become intimate. What follows is how they figure their lives together, while dealing with some social stigmas on the way. Kate Winslet is stunning in her subtle performance and she holds the film together with her delivery of the character.

Togetherness

This is a comedy-drama series about two couples living together under one roof in Los Angeles. It is a fun series that showcases the complex workings of relationships, romance and matrimony. The cast is fun and brings alive all the nuances of the story while keeping intact the comic element of the narrative. The exciting tone of the storytelling is very interesting and it makes the film engaging for the viewer. It is a series worth watching if you are looking for a breezy watch to get hooked on to.

Irma Vep

This is an out-of-the-box, different kind of film that focuses on a woman who plays the role of a female thief, in a film within a film. It follows the disorientation of the director as the film is made, as well as critiques the general plight of the film industry through him. This is a rad, unconventional film and may not be for everyone. But if you can watch it, it will sure turn out to be an experience in itself.

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