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    Werewolves Within (2021) Trailer

    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


    The Space Between (2021) Trailer

    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


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

    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


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

    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


    West Side Story Trailer

    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


    Riders of Justice (2021) Trailer

    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



    Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021) Trailer

    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


    Seance (2021) Trailer

    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


    Fast and Furious 9 (2021) Trailer

    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



    Above Suspicion (2021) Trailer

    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


    Army Of The Dead (2021) Trailer

    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

    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


    The Tomorrow War (2021) Trailer

    Thirty years in the future, mankind is losing a gruesome war against alien invaders. Along with other soldiers, Chris Pratt is travelling to the future to fight the war and save the world from alien invaders. As the futuristic war takes the best out of him , he must also somehow manage to fight and overcome the ghost of his past.

    Releasing Date: July 2, 2021 (Amazon Prime)



    The Woman In The Window (2021) Trailer

    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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    Berserkers (2021) Trailer

    Four friends are on the run for their lives as their hometown is getting taken over by a deadly virus that is turning everyone into bloodthirsty monsters. With the virus slowly spreading across the world, will they be able to survive the post-apocalyptic zombie wasteland?

    Releasing Date: 2021

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    12 Great Movies About Getting Rich

    by Kaylen Summers

    From wall street wizards to growing businesses, there is nothing more dramatic and entertaining than watching movies about people making money. We all want to get filthy rich and these movies make us believe that we are just one step away from being so. Here are some of the top money movies you will enjoy watching.

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    It will not be fair to start this list without the great cult classic from the subgenre- The Wolf of Wall Street. Directed by legendary director Martin Scorsese, the movie is undoubtedly the most awesome Wall Street movie to be made. Leonardo plays the main role of Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker who scams investors for millions of money. What makes this move unique is that it gave us some of the juiciest insights about the infamous greed of Wall Street. You may find it surprising that the story was actually based on a true story.

    Wall Street (1987)

    Since we are talking about Wall Street, there is one other movie that you would love to watch. The 1987 movie Wall Street has Michael Douglas playing the role of a greedy businessman who represents the many corporate riders and stockbrokers who were doing fraudulent business in Wall Street during the ’80s. The movie made popular the quote “Greed is good”, and shaped the way how most of us view the financial industry. There is also a 2010 sequel to the movie.

    Catch Me If You Can (2002)

    Leonardo Di Caprio looks so good in movies where he scams and becomes rich. Before he captivated audiences in The Wolf of Wall Street, he acted in Catch Me If You Can as Frank Abagnale, a real-life character who conned his way to work as a doctor, lawyer, and copilot before he was even 21.

    Although these movies are entertaining to watch, scamming is not the right way to make money, and trying out these moves in real life can land you in prison for a lifetime.

    The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

    There are plenty of real-life stories of people making their way from rags to riches. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and courage to achieve the unachievable and The Pursuit of Happyness is about one such tale. Starring Will Smith, the movie is about a struggling single father and salesman named Chris Gardner who is struggling to make ends meet. He loses his house, wife, and money over a product that he was never able to sell. However, he does not give up on his dreams.

    The Big Short (2015)

    The world suffered a lot from the financial crisis that occurred in 2007-2008. Many people were affected and even today the incidents haunt them. Based on a bestseller by Michael Lewis, director Adam McKay made a movie with a bevy of talented actors. Skillfully weaving complex financial terms into an entertaining drama movie, there is something about this movie that will surely appeal to everyone.

    Limitless (2011)

    The popular myth is that we use only 10% of our human brain. Limitless picks on this idea and has a struggling writer unleashing his brain’s capacity when he uses an illegal black-market drug. Bradley Cooper plays the lead role as the writer. The drug takes his brain to its full power and he uses his brain to finally end up being a Wall Street genius. Guess most of these movies are about Wall Street. As long as there keep it entertaining, it doesn’t matter.


    Here is the story of how one man changed the conventions of Major League Baseball bring replacing conventional wisdom with data analytics strategy. Brad Pitt plays the main role of Billy Beane, the Oakland Athletics manager. Released in 2011, the movie also featured a memorable performance from Jordon Hill- one that redefined his acting career.

    Margin Call (2011)

    Marking the feature directorial debut of JC Chandor, Margin Call is a financial drama that walks us through a full day in a Wall Street investment bank during one of the initial phases of the 2007-2008 financial crisis. The movie is a candid look at the greed and fraudulent behavior of many Wall Street companies that eventually led to such an economic collapse in the US economy.

    Boiler Room (2000)

    Before racing cars and jumping of exploding buildings, Vin Diesel was actually part of a 2000 investment drama titled the Boiler Room. The movie is about a college dropout using aggressive cold calling to turn from illegal casinos to what seems like a legal investment business. Working as a broker in an investment firm in the suburbs quickly puts him on a successful path. However, it turns out that the job is not as legitimate as he thought it would be.

    Trading Places (1983)

    Ever wondered what would happen if you put Eddie Murphy in a brokerage firm. Apparently, the makers of Trading Places were also wondering the same. The actor plays the role of Billy Ray, a homeless man who swaps roles with a rich man working in a commodity brokerage firm. The result is truly surprising and also incredibly funny. The movie also reveals that when people are given the right opportunity that can bring amazing changes.

    Office Space (1999)

    Let’s take a break from all the Wall Street drama and look into the humdrum lives of some software company employees. They live a depressingly dull life, with the constant fear of facing layoffs, unemployment, and workplace pressure. However, for Peter Gibbons, things started to take turns for the good when he stopped caring. He gets a huge promotion and other benefits. The movie is funny to the core and has some really cool memorable moments.

    The Company Men (2010)

    When the company they have worked for decided to downsize due to recession, three men had the unfortunate fate of facing unemployment and its impact on their lives. They had to go through a lot of struggle to reclaimrespect and find a new direction for their lives. Directed by John Wells, The Company Men has an impressive list of actors which includes Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, and Kevin Costner. The movie is undoubtedly one of the best movies in the list.

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    Top 10 Trending Movies To Stream This July 2021

    by Kaylen Summers

    Finding a good movie to watch can be a daunting task. Here is a list of all the popular movies trending on the major streaming services – Netflix, Prime Video, and Hulu.

    30 Days of Night

    Many horror movies are not appreciated in their time. 30 Days of Night is one such movie. Directed by David Slade, the movie is an unapologetically brutal take on the vampire genre. With a brilliant core concept about an Alaskan town where every year there is a full month of darkness, the movie is about vampires using the opportunity to suck the blood and life of the townspeople. Danny Huston makes a memorable appearance as one of the most sinister and horrifying bloodsuckers to hit the movie screens.


    For those who are looking for a pleasant drama with some emotional heft, 2013’s Philomena can be a nice option. The movie was nominated for Best Picture, Actress, Adapted Screenplay, and Original Score. Judi Dench plays the role of a nearly fifty-year-old woman who was forced to give up her kid when she was staying at an Abbey in Ireland. As a Journalist starts to do a human interest story on her, he realizes that there is more to Philomena than he was expecting.

    The Mitchells vs. the Machines

    By this time, you might have seen all those animated family comedy movies. We don’t even remember most of their names. The Mitchells vs. the Machines is one movie that stands apart from the rest of the genre. The movie is made from the same creative minds that made the popular Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse film. Revolving around a father and daughter who are struggling to connect, their adventure kick starts when the father decided to take the family on a road trip to send his daughter off to college where she can finally study to become the filmmaker she aspires to become. However, all hell breaks loose when robots take over the plant and want to deport all humans from earth. Now, it is up to the family to stick together and fight to save the whole of humanity.

    Sound of Metal

    A musician losing his ability to hear is a truly hurtful scenario. Sound of Metal is about a metal drummer who loses his hearing and is forced to re-learn his entire life in a new way. Riz Ahmed plays the lead role in this new drama which debuted at Toronto International Film Festival in 2019. The movie went on to become one of the best Amazon originals of the year and Ahmed’s performance was praised by many. If you are in for some emotional drama, then this one is for you. Sound of Metal went on to win two Oscars for best sound and film editing.


    Stary Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Mark Ruffalo in the main roles, Spotlight is another Oscar winner. The movie may be small-scale, but it is unique, unfussy, and straightforward in every sense. Directed and written by Tom McCarthy, the movie revolves around the Boston Globe and the troubles they have to go throw to unravel, the systemic cover-up of sexual abuse cases within the Catholic Church. Stream this movie for its incredibly tense, engrossing but self-congratulatory storytelling.

    A Clockwork Orange

    Ready to revisit a classic movie?! Legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange is a must-watch for any cinephile. The movie takes place in a dystopian world where violence is used to fuel its socio-political setup. Alex is an anti-social young man, living in the near future Britain. He and his small gang of thugs go on a horrific crime spree. Eventually, he is captured and is subjected to experimental psychological conditioning that could somehow ‘cure’ him. A fair warning: the movie is unforgettable, with many disturbing moments.

    Friends with Benefits

    In the mood for a good romantic comedy?! Well, you are in luck. You will not find any romcom more entertaining than Friends with Benefits. Starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, the movie has the too adorable friends who decide to go into a relationship that is strictly physical relationship. We all know it is not going to be like that for long. However, the movie stands out from the normal rom-com theme with its funny, sweet, and engaging story.

    Fighting With My Family

    Fans of WWE also have a good movie to watch this weekend. Inspired by the life of real-world wrestling star Paige, Fighting With My Family is about a young girl who belongs to a family of wrestling fans. After going on small-town gigs, she finally makes her way into the international stage. Even if you are not a wrestling fan, you should watch this inspiring movie for the strong empowering family theme it chronicles. If that doesn’t pursue you enough, you will be seeing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as himself and a truly charismatic performance from Vince Vaughn.

    One Night in Miami

    Regina King made a remarkable directorial debut with One Night in Miami. a fictionalized historic account in which some extraordinary personalities meet. The movie is based on Kemp Powers’ play of the same name. Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown have to spend a night in a quiet hotel in Florida. King’s movie celebrates the young white men and an intellectual investigation into the methods of activism that each followed.

    Coming 2 America

    Eddie Murphy’s comeback is what cinema and the comedy genre need at the moment. Over-saturated with too many superhero universes and action tentpoles, the actor’s Netflix movie Dolomite Is My Name, captured instant attention from movie viewers. After his comeback movie was a huge success, the actor went on to make a sequel for his old classic Coming to America. Directed by Craig Brewer (he also directed Dolemite Is My Name), the movie does hold the same sweetness and spirit as its predecessor.

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    10 Greatest Sports Movies Of All Time

    by Kaylen Summers

    From boxing dramas to bowling comedies, we are counting down our choices for the 30 best sports films of all time. Here is the list:

    No No: A Dockumentary (2014)

    Ellis is most famous for claiming that he once pitched a no-hitter while tripping on LSD, but as Jeff Radice’s documentary makes clear, the Pirates pitcher had a pretty noteworthy career, intersecting with one of baseball’s wildest decades. Ellis was in the thick of it all, from free agency to drug abuse to debates in the media over black players being “too cocky.” Despite its shortcomings, it provides insight into MLB in the Seventies.

    Miracle (2004)

    It is easy to forget that our sports heroes aren’t always dazzling, dynamic individuals. The best thing about Gavin O’Connor’s tribute to gruff coach Herb Brooks is that it never stops reminding us that the man who led the underdog U.S. hockey team to an unlikely gold medal was no heart-warming, touchy-feely guy. Brooks is portrayed by Kurt Russell as a merciless taskmaster who whips his players into shape before they face the fearsome Soviet Union team during the 1980 Winter Olympics. The film is no less riveting because of Russell’s superb performance or because we know how the ending will pan out. It only adds to the joy of his team’s accomplishment.

    Rudy (1993)

    The film conveniently ignores some details and pretends that Rudy wasn’t charged with securities fraud in 2011. As with any great myth, this sports movie requires a grain of salt. A story about a hard-working, huge-hearted hero who overcomes all obstacles (dyslexia, diminutive size, coach Dan Devine) to get his chance in the final home game of the 1975 season is reason enough not to let facts get in the way. Directors David Anspaugh and Angelo Pizzo, the guys who directed Hoosiers, created the underdog story to end all underdog stories, adding yet another folk hero to the Notre Dame football team (as if it needed any more help). Though many Fighting Irish haters roll their eyes, it’s impossible to deny how thrilling it is to watch Rudy realize his dreams…and over all, a better gridiron story than Ron Powlus’s.

    Any Given Sunday (1999)

    The acclaimed political provocateur Oliver Stone would not seem to be an ideal person to direct a big sports movie, would he? False. This look at a turbulent season in the life of a struggling Miami football team serves the director well because of his flair for the epic. He feels the mythic desperation of his characters, too. The characters in this movie are all at crossroads: lonely, broken-down coach Al Pacino; injured, aging quarterback Dennis Quaid; hotshot quarterback Jamie Foxx (then mostly known as a comic actor); and ruthless team owner Cameron Diaz. It is precisely because of that collective sense of anxiety and hopelessness that Pacino’s climactic “Life’s just a game of inches” speech to his troops has earned its place as one of the all-time greatest sports movie speeches.

    Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

    As a first-generation immigrant caught between her old-world Indian culture and the cultural requirements of Britain, Jesminder “Jess” Bjamra only wants one thing in life: to make the national soccer team of India, like her idol David Beckham. The main obstacle in her path is a disapproving mother who would never let her daughter play such a ruffian’s sport. Jess may be able to achieve her goal with some help from a player on a local team and a cute coach. Without Parminder Nagra’s winning performance and an understanding of the ways in which sports can boost self-esteem and self-identity among young women, Gurinder Chadha’s follow-your-dreams story wouldn’t work half as well.

    Victory (1981)

    Based on the Hungarian film Two Half Times in Hell, director John Huston’s potboiler stars Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, and Pele as WWII POWs attempting to escape the Germans. All is going as planned – until the Nazis enter the pitch, and the players wonder if they can actually do more good by beating them. Even though Stallone may be a metaphor for all the Americans who were just learning about “the beautiful game” in the early 1980s, watching Pele display his footwork on the field, you almost believe that the soccer god could have stopped Hitler’s troops in their tracks.

    The Wrestler (2008)

    If you think pro wrestlers aren’t athletes, watch Mickey Rourke in “The Ram”: an ex-superstar who gets beaten to death whenever he entertains. It contrasts the lurid details of the sport with the bleak reality of Ram’s offstage life, which is spent between his crumbling trailer and his minimum-wage job in a wintry New Jersey suburb. The movie tells us what happens to people who abuse their bodies professionally until they become shells of their former selves. Even the blaze of glory at the end couldn’t dispel the bleakness. 

    The Endless Summer (1966)

    This unassuming piece of counterculture anthropology is so likable that it had kids all over the world buying boards and heading to the California coast looking for the perfect barrel. The Endless Summer tells the story of two wave chasers (Mike Hynson and Robert August) who avoid winter by trekking around the world, as well as weaving primers on beach-bum terminology throughout bitchin’ footage of gnarly tubes. During the final sunset of the film, director Bruce Brown’s half-smile, half-gushing narration feels more like an irresistible sales pitch.

    Fat City (1972)

    In John Huston’s tragicomic film, sweat, smoke, and whiskey odors hang heavy over the relationship between Billy (Stacy Keach) and Ernie (Jeff Bridges), the younger fighter who inspires the older fighter to try for a comeback. It’s more about what happens between bouts than what happens in the ring in this boxing movie. Stockton’s long-gone skid row, the film’s grimy bars and flophouses serve as regular neighbors to its pugilist hero, and the film hints that the latest newbie will likely also end up there, no matter how talented they are. This is one movie that makes you want to take a shower right after you see it.

    Hoosiers (1986)

    There are times when you just want to be moved beyond all reason. In this dizzyingly feel-good sports film, a troubled coach (Gene Hackman) motivates a team of underdog 1950s Indiana high schoolers to play the best basketball they have ever played by sticking to the fundamentals. Television director David Anspaugh’s feature debut is not earnest nostalgia: Hoosiers is a proudly dewy homage to bygone innocence, to a time when only doing your best was enough to defeat giants. It’s a fable that’s delivered without a wink, embodied by Hackman’s perfectly-aged performance that’s filled with rock-ribbed quiet decency. 

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    15 Best Movies On Netflix Based On IMDb Ratings (2021)

    by Kaylen Summers

    Netflix has some of the most top-rated movies hidden in their vast list of titles. Lucky for you we have sorted out some of the best ones using their IMDb rating. Keep in mind that these ratings can change from time to time. However, the best movies are always the best no matter what. Let’s get started.

    9.3 | The Shawshank Redemption

    You already might have heard about this one. After all, it is one of the most popular, cult classic movies of all time. Directed by Frank Darabont, the movie is 1994 movie is based on the 1982 novella “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” written by Stephen King. The movie is based on a banker named Andy who gets an unjust conviction. During his period in the infamous Shawshank Redemption, he develops a strong friendship with Red.

    9.0 |The Dark Knight

    Christopher Nolan is one of the most celebrated directors of our century. When he decided to make a comic book, we knew that it was going to be an epic. Batman Begins changed the face of comic-book movie adaptation and kick-started the superhero trend. However, it was the second installment that really changed the game. With the most memorable performance from Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight is one of the top-rated movies on IMDb and available for streaming on Netflix

    8.9 | Schindler’s List

     Bagging seven Academy Awards, Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List is undoubtedly an epic war drama. The movie is still considered one of the best Hollywood movies of all time and tells the real-life story of businessman Oskar Schindler and his efforts to save 1,100 Jews during World War II.

    8.8 | Forrest Gump

    Movie watching fans will surely not miss Forrest Gump and his incredible adventures. The American classic gave us one of the most iconic performances from Tom Hanks as the titular character. Even today the movie and character Forrest Gump has an ever-growing fanbase and significant importance in pop culture.

    8.6 | Saving Private Ryan

    This famous American war movie needs no introduction. Taking place back in the time of World War II, Saving Private Ryan tells about the time when American Amry Rangers had to penetrate into German hold territory. The movie is directed by Steven Spielberg and has Tom Hanks in the lead role. It looks like these to love making movies that end up with the top IMDb rankings.

    8.6 | Spirited Away

    A non-American animated movie holds the top position for animated movies on Netflix, according to IMDb ratings. Directed by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, the movie takes us on a journey with a 10-year-old Chihiro and her parents, as they visit an abandoned amusement park. What awaited the little girl there was a magical world filled with an evil witch, spirits, and humans who were cursed into being animals.

    8.6 |The Green Mile

    Well, it looks like Tom Hanks just loves making incredible movies. Here is another movie from the actor that has made it to the top IMDb ratings. Directed by Frank Darabont, The Green Mile is based on the 1996 novel of the same name written by Stephen King. Tom Hanks plays the role of a head guard in prison. His life is changed forever when he meets an African American inmate- one who is sentenced for murdering two girls.

    8.6 | Interstellar

    Christopher Nolan not only plays with the narrative structure of his film but also with the genre. As one of the most brilliant directors of our time, each of Nolan’s movies is from a different genre and it redefines the style and reception of genre. Interstellar is his sci-fi, space movie and it is truly a visual treat worth watching. The director even hired an actual astrophysicist to make the movie science more accurate.

    8.5 | The Intouchables

    The Intouchables is a french buddy-comedy movie that tells the story of the friendship that grows between a street smart immigrant and a French nobleman. Directed by Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano, the movie got global recognition and got remade into many languages. Recently, the movie got its English version titled The Upside with Bryon Cranston and Kevin Hart in the lead role.

    8.3 | Taxi Driver

    Released in 1975, the movie directed by Martin Scorsese is an old classic movie with a fan-following of its own. Taxi Driver has Robert Deniro plays the role of an ex-Marine and Vietnam war veteran who takes up the job of the night taxi driver. The loneliness and corrupt city break his mental health down. The movie is so iconic that it became an inspiration for movies like Joker.

    8.3 | Inglourious Basterds

    Quentin Tarantino is one of the most iconic directors of our time. He has his own unique style of storytelling and we all enjoy watching it so much. Inglourious Basterds takes place in Nazi-occupied France and has Jewish U.S soldiers are plotting to assassinate Nazi leaders. Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, and Eli Roth are some of the major talents in the story.

    8.0 | The Perks of Being Wallflower

    Directed by Stephen Chbosky, this coming to age movie got released in 2012 and stars Emma Watson and Logan Freeman. The Perks of Being Wallflower is a teen romantic drama about a 15-year-old teenager named Charlie whose friend has committed suicide. However, when the introvert entered high school, his seniors become his friends and helps him live a new life.

    8.0 | Marriage Story

    Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver in the lead role, Marriage Story is a pretty recent movie that has caught a huge critical acclamation. Directed by Noah Baumbach, it is a family drama about a director and his wife who is an actor. They are at the brink of divorce and they have to go through their problems.

    7.9 | The Irishman

    Martin Scorsese is known for his iconic gangster movies. The latest addition to his list of hit gangster movies is The Irishman. Bringing back the star cast of Robert De Nitro, Al Pachino, and Joe Peski and deaging them to tell their young life, the movie is a roller coaster ride into the past and one of the most entertaining gangster movies from the director.

    7.8 | E.T The Extra-Terrestrial

    E.T is one of the best movies directed by Steven Spielberg. It paved the way for family sci-fi movies and made aliens more adorable. The movie is about the friendship that develops between a little human girl and an alien. She decides to help her friend return back to his home planet. However, when the government agencies came to know about the alien, things start to spiral out of control.

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    Greatest Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    by Kaylen Summers

    From the zombie-apocalypse tales, retro-slasher flicks, neo-giallo nuggets, to Hollywood franchise films that have spooked us, here is a list of all the great horror movies that you need to watch at least once in a lifetime. Here are the greatest horror movies of the 21st century.

    May (2002)

    You could make the perfect friend if you put your best friends together, right? To cure her crushing loneliness, May literally does that. With her character’s deteriorating state of mind, Angela Bettis channels the spirit of Carrie White. The audience becomes more complicit with May’s craziness with every rejection, as she kills and dismembers people in her quest for the impossible: finding someone to love and hold. We admire director Lucky McKee for creating such a relatable character that makes us wish she would succeed.

    Swallow (2019)

    Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ eerie empowerment parable (or is it the other way around?) finds its way into the unsettling portrait of the unraveling of “picture-perfect” housewife Hunter Conrad (Haley Bennett). This woman is quiet, dresses like a 1950s sitcom spouse, and seems one casserole away from going Stepford. As she began ingesting marbles, push-pins, chess pieces, Hunter began feeling empowered in some way. With a genuinely fearless performance at its core, this is straight-outta-the-DSM body horror that touches a nerve – and gives viewers a lot to think about.

    Goodnight Mommy (2014)

    Many children are innately creepy, and identical youngsters are pretty much vessels for evil without exception. (It’s called science, people.) But the little rascals in this sleek debut by Austrian duo Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala are unique. After Mom returns from an intensive surgery, the boys suspect she’s not the woman she claims to be – look up “capgras delusion” in your DSM – so they begin to brutally interrogate her. A DIY crossbow, a jar of cockroaches, Krazy Glue, and a DIY crossbow are just a few of the unusual weapons the boys have on their side in this front-to-back novel piece. Never trust a twin.

    [REC] (2007)

    Spain joins the “found-footage” horror scene (sort of) in this short tale about a TV news reporter (Manuela Velasco) at a local fire station doing a human interest story. Little does she know that a quarantine, an infected feeding frenzy, and a mysterious epidemic await her on the call with an elderly woman stuck in her apartment. Through the lens of a cameraman’s recordings, Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza’s take on zombie flicks takes its time setting up the mayhem, only to hit exhilaration in its frantic finale. This is arguably the most effective horror movie use of a little girl since Night of the Living Dead.

    Climax (2019)

    Welcome to the abyss. Gazpar Noe’s dance party in hell begins innocently enough with Sofia Boutella and a host of underground scenesters voguing and krumping. But soon, the screaming begins (in addition to paranoia, depravity, beatings, and extreme self-harm) as it becomes evident that someone has spiked their punch with some powerful hallucinogens. Throughout the second half of the film, a portrait of mass derangement is painted based on a real-life incident in which a dance troupe went mad after being dosed. Noe set out to make a documentary about that story before deciding to recreate one very bad trip without drugs. Ultimately, he succeeds.

    Final Destination (2000)

    Teenagers may have outrun hockey mask-wearing homicidal maniacs and unstoppable killing machines, but what happens when they face off against the Grim Reaper? After avoiding a plane crash, a high-school student (Devon Sawa) and several fellow passengers learn that Death does not enjoy being cheated. With each entry, this durable horror franchise would up the ante on baroque “accidental” deaths. Even so, its first installment remains eerily prescient, marking the beginning of a decade marked by horrific, random acts of violence.

    Dawn of the Dead (2004)

    Director Zack Snyder (Watchmen) and writer James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) are known for their superhero movies. A remake of George A. Romero’s sacrosanct zombies-in-a-mall masterpiece defies everything you know about horror remakes. Sarah Polley’s suburban neighborhood is the setting for one of the scariest set pieces in the history of your subgenre with its opening sequence, an absolute showstopper of mounting terror. In addition, the opening-credit sequence uses Johnny Cash’s Bible-quoting song “The Man Comes Around” to further the sense of Armageddon.

    La Llorona (2019)

    The Guatemalan general (Julio Diaz) is standing trial for decades of persecuting, torturing, and imprisoning political opponents. ‘The past is in the past,’ declares his wife (Margarita Kenéfic) who may or may not be a coven leader keeping him in power and out of trouble. Yet the past is always with us, and so are its ghosts – a concept that director Jayro Bustamante brilliantly exploits for slow-burning dread and the feeling of chickens finally roosting. Likewise, if you think that the unexpected appearance of a young Mayan woman (Maria Mercedes Coroy) claiming to be the family’s new maid fits into a return-of-repressed-revenge scenario, you are absolutely right. In its near-suffocating sense of foreboding, this is the kind of mystery and imagination that prefers to get under your skin rather than shock your system.

    American Psycho (2000)

    Mary Harron’s adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ serial-killer satire of Reagan-era excess, based on the novel about Wall Street psychopath Patrick Bateman, reveals the original text’s feminist subtext about objectification and consumption. Christian Bale’s performance as Huey Lewis became an instant classic (“Do you like Huey Lewis and the News?”) and is perpetually quotable. This film’s most powerful sequence, however, involves no dialogue at all: Bateman running through the halls of his apartment building, naked except for a chainsaw he drops on a fleeing woman’s head with a howl of ugly, pointless triumph.

    Revenge (2017)

    Coralie Fargeat’s debut would fit nicely into the middle of a vintage Forty-Deuce triple feature, sandwiched between Russ Meyer’s Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and Abel Ferrara’s Ms. 45. As a way to spend some extra time alone, a businessman (Kevin Janssens) takes his mistress (Matilda Lutz) along for an out-of-the-way weekend. Later, his buddies arrive early, assault the woman, and leave her for dead in the desert. But she’s not going gently into the night because she has some apex-predator douchebags to hunt first. Every age gets its own version of I Spit on Your Grave. Now we have ours.

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    15 Jackie Chan Movies That Are Worth Watching This Weekend

    by Kaylen Summers

    Jackie Chan is an actor and martial artist with a career spanning decades. From the age of five, he has been acting in films. The Big Brawl introduced Chan to American audiences in 1980, but his real breakthrough came in the late ’90s and early 2000s. Having a martial arts background made him popular with action fans both in China and the U.S. Here are some of the best films starring this most loved actor.

    Rush Hour (1998)

    Rush Hour catapulted Jackie Chan to fame. The movie is a Buddy-cop comedy about an American and Chinese agent tasked with saving a Chinese diplomat’s daughter. Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan star as mismatched police officers tasked with rescuing a Chinese diplomat’s daughter. Tom Wilkinson, Ken Leung, Mark Rolston, Elizabeth Peea, and Rex Linn play supporting roles. The film was released on September 18, 1998, and grossed over $244 million worldwide. There have been two sequels since the original release.

    The Foreigner (2017)

    In a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism, Quan’s teenage daughter dies and a revenge-fueled vendetta erupts between him and the only person left to love him — his long-buried past. In his relentless search for the terrorists, he is drawn into a cat-and-mouse game with a British government official whose own past may hold the key to finding the killers. This is one of the more serious roles the actor played in the latter part of his career.

    Jackie Chan’s First Strike (1997)

    Jackie Chan stars as Kevin Cha Ka-Kui in this fourth entry in his popular Police Story franchise, a detective who gets into similar situations as a Chinese James Bond. A police officer sets out to expose a group of international spies. One of them gets away, and he is ordered to capture him, and his journey begins in Australia with his sister.

    The Karate Kid (2010)

    The Karate Kid remake also features another dramatic performance from Chan. Dre Parker is played by a young Jaden Smith, who Chan takes under his wing. In his school, Dre finds himself bullied by Cheng, a prodigious kung fu student. However, things change after he meets Mr Han, a maintenance man who happens to be a kung fu expert.

    Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

    Chan plays Ma Hon Keung, a Hong Kong cop who comes to the States to attend his uncle’s wedding. However, Keung becomes involved in an ongoing gang war during his stay. The movie is filled with some high energy Chan-style stunts.

    Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

    Jackie Chan and Richard Norton star in the 1997 action film Mr. Nice Guy, directed by Sammo Hung. When a news reporter accidentally films a drug bust gone wrong, a Chinese chef is involved – and now gangs are trying to steal the videotape from him.

    Shanghai Noon (2000)

    A Western comedy starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson saves Lucy Liu, who plays a Chinese princess in the film. The story is a classic fish-out-of-water tale, as Chan often portrays in American films. In 2003, a sequel called Shanghai Knights was released.

    Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

    Adapted from Jules Verne’s novel, Around the World in 80 Days stars Jackie Chan & Steve Coogan. In the movie, Coogan played Phileas Fogg, and Chan played Passportout, his valet. Besides martial arts, the movie proved Chan to be a strong comedic presence.

    Drunken Master II (1994)

    Chan reprises his role as Wong Fei-Hung, a mischievous and foolhardy martial artist in this sequel. Based on the real-life martial artist of the same name from the Qing dynasty, the series of movies were produced in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

    Jackie Chan’s Project A (1983)

    The film takes place in 19th century Hong Kong, and Chan stars as Dragon Ma, a marine who takes on a band of pirates, who are aided by corrupt government officials. Marine Cadet Dragon Ma is an honest person. As he sets out to battle pirates and smugglers, he becomes dedicated to the preservation of the honor of his country.

    Wheels on Meals (1984)

    Yuen Biao and Jackie Chan star in this movie as cousins running a restaurant in Barcelona. They team up to save a woman they both love when she is kidnapped in this action-comedy. Jackie Chan choreographs the action in this motion picture which is written and directed by Sammo Hung in 1984. Jackie Chan stars in the film along with Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Lola Forner, Benny Urquidez, and José Sancho. The film was filmed in Barcelona, Spain.

    The Tuxedo (2002)

    This spy parody features Chan as a hapless chauffeur who, when wearing a special tuxedo, becomes able to fight, dance, and perform acrobatics. Jennifer Love Hewitt is his comedic co-star. It is a 2002 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Kevin Donovan.

    Police Story (1985)

    This collection of seven Hong Kong crime-action films stars Jackie Chan, and is directed by Stanley Tong, Benny Chan, and Ding Sheng, and produced by Raymond Chow, Leonard Ho, Jackie Chan, Barbie Tung, Willie Chan, Solon So and Yang Du. Chan’s first Police Story features some of the best fight scenes of his career, including one in a multi-story mall.

    Kung Fu Panda (2008)

    As the Dragon Warrior, Po the Panda, a kung fu enthusiast, teams up with the Furious Five to defeat the evil forces that threaten the Valley of Peace. As Master Monkey, Chan gives a strong voice performance in Kung Fu Panda, despite the fact that it’s a kids’ movie.

    Supercop (1992)

    Hong Kong cop Chan Ka-Kui teams up with an Interpol agent to bust a drug-smuggling ring in China. The situation becomes more complicated when the gang kidnaps his girlfriend. With Michelle Yeoh opposite Chan, Police Story 3 kicks off the third installment of the franchise.

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