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8 Best Movies to Stream on Amazon Prime Right Now

by Emily Keen

Too much time is lost each day scrolling through the overwhelming options available on streaming channels. In the hope of getting the gist and finding the right movie, you keep analyzing titles and scan through the descriptions but end up more confused about which one is right for the occasion. We thought we could scale down the level of misery for you by helping you pick some of the best movies that are available on Amazon right now. So here goes:  
  1. Midsommar
Related imageA limerick of classics such as The Wickerman, the film unwinds in the backdrop of a stunning summer solstice that almost blinds you out to the technical mastery at times. Ari Aster’s third attempt at sending you down hell hole of savagery is undoubtedly a masterpiece. Through the landscape of grief, codependence, and angst, follows an extraordinary performance from Florence Pugh. Pugh, enroute on a trip with her boyfriend and his friends ends up in the middle of a pagan ritual which points untangles into a pitch dark comedy.  
  1. The Report
Related imageContagion and Side Effects writer Scott Z. Burns’ directorial debut is a procedural thriller aimed at exposing CIA’s use of torture post 9/11 attacks through a senate investigation. Adam Driver heads the probing team at the command of Dianne Feinstein. This is a skillfully crafted and sharply executed thriller that in no way deviates from the central gist. And what shall end into a Report as the title suggests!  
  1. Late Night
Image result for Late NightIf you are into BTS Hollywood stories, then add this to your list right away. The story introduces Mindy Kaling as an aspiring writer for late-night show host Emma Thompson. But here idealistic principles face off against the practical and surviving spirit of the women she idolizes and the all-male writer staff. The film starts high on laughs and ends on a surprisingly emotional note. Thompson is incredible as usual and Kaling is phenomenal as a charming and innocent novice.  
  1. The Terminator
Image result for The TerminatorA relentless mash-up of sci-fi, drama, and action, The Terminator was the breakout film for the legendary James Cameron. The film meticulously traverses through the concepts of drama and romance in the vein of a full-blown sci-fi script. The cult favorite is one of Linda Hamilton’s iconic roles packed with some high voltage action scenes and comes across as an extraordinary buildup of the script by Cameron.  
  1. Instant Family
Related imageAn intense and honest film pertaining to the positive and negative aspects of foster home parenting. But kudos to the way the film deals with the comedy without downplaying on the significance of the emotions it is meant to convey. Rose Byrne is someone to be treasured and celebrated for the way she has held up in the comical genre for all these years. She outdoes herself in this one and that is all we can say.  
  1. A Simple Favor
Related imageIt is twisted, but it is gorgeous! Even with so much absurdity going around, A simple Favor keeps you hooked until the end revealing secrets and weird details at each turn. A single mother (Anna Kendrick) agrees to look after Blake Lively’s son while she is away. But the situation takes a bizarre turn when Lively goes missing and a series of truths begin to unravel about her mysterious life.  
  1. Climax
Image result for ClimaxThis crowd-pleaser from Gasper Noe is the director’s most sober attempt at mixing the ingredients of paranoia and insanity. Anyone who has seen Irreversible and Enters the Void would agree. Sofia Boutella’s dance crew call for an all-night celebration following a successful performance. But its too late until they realize their drinks have been spiked with a potent dose of LSD. What ensues next is an overpowering psychedelic experience as a cumulative effect of all the crushes, rivalries and violence amongst the crew members.  This is one of those tales that will make you exhale heavily and slowly as anxiousness begins to crawl up the nerves.  
  1. Serenity
Related imageSerenity is one of the quirkiest films of 2019. The plot is a straightforward “rescue my ex-wife from her abusive husband” story. Although Fisherman Baker Dill is not doing this out of love for his ex-wife. She has offered him $10 million if the plan of this premeditated murder is successful. It’s not much of the story that falls into the quirky groove. It’s the weirdest turns the film takes. If you like weird, you are going to have a blast for sure.
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8 Best Rom-Coms to watch this Holiday Season

by Emily Keen

Romantic comedies and holidays are lovers in paradise. Too cheesy? But that works just fine for the movies coming your way. Since you asked, here is the gold from the tinsel town’s romcom minefield.  
  1. When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Related imageWe are talking holidays so let’s start with the classics first. And of course, Harry Met Sally aces the list for obvious reasons. Rob Reiner’s classic love story charts the life of Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) as they meet in college and eventually fall in love. The film is adored by viewers across generations and harbors some of the most phenomenal quotes doing the rounds of the rom-com universe since forever.  
  1. Love Actually (2003)

Related imageThere is not a single hopeless romantic who won’t know this gem. Is there? If you don’t know Love Actually, you do not qualify to watch any of the below movies. Just kidding! But this classic rom-com by Richard Curtis is no joke. It follows the life of 9 couples across London until Christmas. The movie is a wide spectrum of narratives exploring the definition of love for people of various age groups and mindsets with a schmaltzy yet a classy mold.  
  1. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

Related imageHelen Fielding’s bestselling novel forms the plot for this film. The feature follows a year in the life of a protagonist which ends with holidays. Perfect for a holiday watch, the film stars the wonderful Renee Zellweger who lived in the film is pretty much smoking, drinking and documenting her life in a journal. Though the film breathes through self-humiliation, it still stands tall in the list of evergreen romcoms.  
  1. You've Got Mail (1998)

Related imageA romance that stems through mail struggles to survive through the blows of a rivalry imbued by capitalism. But the people involved are not aware that they are in fact just pawns in this game called irony. A man and a woman who anonymously share their routine struggles with each other on an online platform do not know that they are the same people rooting for each other’s failure in real life. It is an interesting journey along which the man, eventually finds the truth but still keeps up with the act. setting aside all his anger and frustration he solely focuses on supporting the woman who is out of business thanks to a big bookstore he just opened around the corner. You’ve got mail is a story incredibly narrated and phenomenally played its two protagonists, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.  
  1. The Holiday (2006)

Related imageTwo women from different corners of the world, rent each other's houses to spend a holiday away from their everyday surroundings and problems. As it happens the swapping of environments works in their favor as they may have found themselves the love they were always looking for.  
  1. The Best Man Holiday (2013)

Image result for The Best Man Holiday (2013)The second installment of Malcolm D. Lee’s 1999 classic rom-com reunites all characters after a gap of 15 years. Most of the guys are going through either emotional labor or financial trouble when one of the fives puts together a vacation plan for the boys to get back together during Christmas. The ensemble does not disappoint with their comeback chemistry. But this time Lee has thrown in a few chunks of melodrama too.  
  1. While You Were Sleeping (1995)

Related imageLucy (played by Sandra Bullock) is a train token collector who develops a major crush on a regular traveler. One day she saves the guy from an oncoming train in the wake of which he is hospitalized. In order to get permission to see the comatose man, she lies to the hospital and even his family about her being his fiancé. But things take a terrible turn when Lucy falls for his brother as she starts spending time with his family. Its one big messy story and frustrating too. But Bullock and Bill Pullman’s chemistry is what cuts us some slack and makes us hang in there.  
  1. Last Holiday (2006)

Image result for Last Holiday (2006)Imagine one day you find out you have very few days left to live. What would be the first thing you want to do? Take a trip to a place you always wanted to? That’s what Georgia Byrd does in the film. The film is high on the experiences of her Last Holiday to Europe with a sprinkle of romance. The plot is mostly predictable but its fun to watch Georgia have the time of her life on the trip.
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8 Best Movies to Stream on HBO Right Now

by Emily Keen

HBO has been on a dropping spree lately but is known to make up for what has been removed with even more intriguing features. The carousel seems to just get better and interesting. But that sure could get overwhelming if you don’t have the guide at hand and the time to weigh your choices. So here you go! We have prepared the guide you need with 8 movies that definitely deserve a spot on your watch list:  
  1. Leaving Neverland

Image result for leaving neverland documentaryThere is something solemnly unusual about the frames of Leaving Neverland. Be it the audible breathing and swallowing sounds filling interview segments or the allusive display of archived photos. Leaving Netherland documents the lives of victims who faced subversion by the hands of music and dance legend Michael Jackson. The documentary does not patronize the star but walks us through the darkest hallways of a predatory mind and its long term implications on the lives of victims. Many of us know Jackson’s rise as a dance icon, his struggle with racism and battle with deteriorating health owing to his skin bleaching procedures. Did battling with demons, also give rise to one? How else do you contemplate an act as grave as child molestation?  
  1. Jane Fonda in Five Acts

Image result for Jane Fonda in Five ActsYou cannot question the altruism in someone who gets arrested for taking a stand against a global crisis. But there is still too much truth shadowed by her larger than life image and the sense of accountability that follows. The doc sees Fonda candidly narrating the high and low points of her life that made her the person she is now. Not to mention how cautiously and sincerely the film investigates the facts using real resources.  
  1. Happy Death Day 2U

Related imageRemember the time you thought Happy Death Day ends where it ended in 2017? With Happy Death Day 2U you need to make peace with the fact that if filmmakers can resurrect dead without making it look like a big deal, they can also revive a closed story to birth a sequel out of it. Christopher Landon realized he could squeeze more out of the premise and there we have Tree getting caught in the time warp again thanks to her love interest’s pal Ryan. Turns out he caused all this quantum physics, time muddling mess in the first place. Where in the first installment, Tree finds a way out of the time loop, in the second one, Ryan messes up again to put Tree through the same misery yet again. Landon’s script is a winner and so is Rothe’s performance.  
  1. The Mule

Image result for The MuleEarl Stone’s desperate circumstances land in a driver’s job for a Mexican drug ring. But to his misery, he is not even aware of the nature of cargo he is asked to deliver. The man does an exceptional job as a driver and that leads him to be droned by DEA agent Colin Bates. Now that he has the money, his past deeds begin to haunt him which will either land him in prison or dead at the hands of the drug lord.  
  1. The Hurt Locker

Image result for The Hurt LockerThe human mind’s predisposition toward hardships is inadvertent. And that may well explain the Chris Hedges opening quote of the film- “War is a drug”. The film brings out the perspective in the most natural way possible. Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker rises in a typical war set up in the volatile regions of Iraq, this time solely focusing on the experiences of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, zeroed in on one specific character- James. The hothead is a master in bomb disposal but manages to keep everyone at a distance thanks to his hot dog tendencies.  
  1. Rescue Dawn

Related imageDieter Dengler will be remembered for his great escape from the unbreakable POW camp in Laos. Warner Herzog’s commendable yet far from actuality charts the story of his break out from the impenetrable prison.  
  1. Upgrade

Image result for upgrade movieIf you share an unprecedented liking for sci-fi and slasher movies this movie is it. Call it the soberest attempt at glorifying gore in the vein of science fiction and efficient storytelling. That’s the art director Leigh Whannell has mastered and upgrade proves it. The film overlaid on the foundation of “AI taking control of humanity” and then conveniently builds a plot with revenge fantasy. Whannell is known for his ever-evolving, gory murder tactics. You will get that a lot in this one too.  
  1. The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Image result for The Miseducation of Cameron PostIf you haven’t guessed the gist from the title, well here it is. The “miseducation” refers to her being sent to a remote area called God’s promise to “normalize” her sexuality. This happens in response to her being caught in the back seat of a car with a prom queen. The film explores the ridiculousness of the mindsets and the terrifying effects of being labeled gay with light and humory tone.
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8 Holiday Classics to Stream on Hulu this Vacation

by Emily Keen

Trying to get into the holiday spirit and yet it’s not kicking in? Well then quit dwelling over futile practices like cookie baking and gift wrapping. We know exactly what will help you. These 8 features that Hulu takes pride in calling Holiday films:  
  1. Home for the Holidays
Related imageStarring the extraordinary Robert Downey Jr. and the ever adorable Holly Hunter, the film is helmed by Jodie Foster. The story charts the life of Claudia Larson (Played by Hunter) is forced to spend Christmas with her madcap family in Baltimore because Voila! Her daughter wants to spend vacation with her boyfriend! Drama and comedy evenly occupy the film's best scenes which in a way is a writer's way justifying familial imperfections.  
  1. Anna and the Apocalypse
Image result for Anna and the ApocalypseLet us be honest here and agree that this is not exactly a holiday material. It’s about a bunch of high schoolers battling zombies. A more apt way would be to call it a Yuletide zombie romp packed with peppy beats. This critically acclaimed British indie feature holds a 78% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  
  1. Jingle Bell Rocks!
Image result for Jingle Bell Rocks! huluTrolls are bashing "All I Want for Christmas Is You” left right and center and if you agree with them, then you also are probably exhausted with the recurring tunes of holidays. For those who cannot resonate with mainstream Christmas films, this documentary explores all alternate genre of Christmas music filled with weird and off the wall holiday songs. Mitchell Kezin, the maker has a one on one chat with musicians who make independent Christmas music and the people who love it.  
  1. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Related imageCynically the concept of Santa Claus is quite creepy. A man who breaks into houses in the middle of the night leaving packages and munching snacks seems scary than angelic. Pardon the misanthropic spin on the happiest myth of Christmas but that’s what drives this film. A group of researchers blows up an ancient burial ground that brings the original Santa out of the shadows. And make no mistake, this Claus ain't no “ho ho laughing, gift giving” old man! He is evil and turns a Finnish research facility into a battleground.  
  1. A Dogwalker’s Christmas Tale
Image result for A Dogwalker’s Christmas TaleA spoiled rich kid ends up running out on her credit card limit and now has to take up a job and learn to be more responsible. The enticing part is the kind of job she chooses to inculcate sense of responsibility within. She takes up a dog walking job. Starring besides her is the Christmas movie legend Jonathan Bennet.  
  1. Pooka!
Image result for Pooka!Hulu’s horror anthology Into the Dark gives us a film-long episode showcasing a junior struggling actor whose new job as a ragdoll Pooka totally messes up with his mind. The film also stars Dale Dickey of Winter’s None and Unbelievable.  
  1. A Very Terry Christmas
Related imageAmongst all the movies we just talked about, none fits better into the mold of a Christmas film like A Very Terry Christmas. It is one of the most feel good Christmas features wherein the Brooklyn Nine Nine star sets the tone with phrases like "Ooh, don’t you just love a blue sky? A pretty, Christmas-y blue sky." It is so good that if you might just get caught in the loop of watching it over and over.  
  1. Midnighters
Image result for MidnightersA couple is drunk on New Year’s Eve and accidentally hit and kill a pedestrian. Dark huh? Well then don’t wait for morality to kick in. They do not turn themselves in. Instead, they take the cadaver home and wait until their blood alcohol levels normalize. Oh and this is when it gets creepy- Once they are sober they discover a piece of paper in the dead man’s pocket with their address on it. So much for a holiday movie.
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8 Family Friendly Movies to Cozy up to on Netflix

by Emily Keen

Ever been in a discussion of shortlisting a movie with your family. Well, don’t even get me started on the choices of the kids. One might want to watch a scary ghost film, while the other wants a fun animated pic. The moment you open Netflix, people start throwing in all the weirdest opinions. So how do you prioritize and select a movie right for the occasion? We have simplified that task for you. Here is a list of 8 family movies on Netflix just apt for every family member. Have a look!  
  1. Mamma Mia! (2008)
Related imageThis is a light-hearted feel-good film wherein the concept of ‘trying to find who my dad is’ is tackled with utmost simplicity. Sophie’s wedding weekend at her mom’s Greek island hotel becomes interesting. It’s a fun watch for every member of the family. The outdoor-summery theme will leave you all relaxed and cheered up.  
  1. Lincoln (2012)
Image result for Lincoln (2012)It’s a great story with some amazing educational value. A political biopic by all means but absolutely recommended as a family film if all the folks have a thing for history and politics. The film zeroes in on the specific phase of Lincoln’s career associated with the 13th Amendment.  
  1. Coco (2017)
Image result for Coco (2017)Coco won two Oscar awards and we cannot see why not. It deserves every bit of appreciation for the way it captures the Mexican lifestyle through a family drama. It explores the themes of death, desertion, family, and matriarchy in the most whimsical way possible. Children will love the vivid animation and elders too are left with some thinking to do.  
  1. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Image result for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)An adorable children’s book adapted into an animated feature! It follows the adventures of an inventor and a geeky weather girl. An 'invention gone wrong' adventure where the two protagonists have to save the town from mutant food, raining from the sky.  
  1. Groundhog Day (1993)
Related imageThe 90s classic is still a cult favorite for its unusual set up and storyline. Bill Murray an exhausted weatherman is made to live the same day over and over again. The film captures his evolution from a frustrated individual to a man who now puts his experience to use by living a better life. In the vein of sarcasm and comedy, this makes a perfect Sunday afternoon watch.  
  1. The Little Prince (2015)
Related imageWith crisp animated frames and a heartwarming story, this is a must-have on the list of family movies. The feature tackles profound philosophical concepts in the most humble manner.  
  1. Little Women (1994)
Related imageThe story of the 1868 novel has been transcribed into live-action countless times but this rendition is somewhat special. The stellar cast makes it sublime with their performances. The cast includes Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Christian Bale, and Kirsten Dunst. There will be times when you laugh and then cry as the story of the March sisters unfolds.  
  1. The Incredibles 2 (2018)
Image result for The Incredibles 2 (2018)There is not a child and adult who cannot love these movies. The first installment bowled the fans over and the second one is just as charming. It is the perfect blend of humor, wit, and action.
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8 Good Romance Movies to Watch When Bored

by Emily Keen

Romantic films are a go-to when you feel down or bored and need a lift from an exhausting day. You may not prefer one at all times but there are moments when you simply need to feel love. But amongst so many options staring right back at you, how do you choose the best ones. We have done the weight lifting for you. Here are 8 classic romance stories you can watch when you are feeling absolutely jaded.  
  1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Image result for eternal sunshine of the spotless mind A poignant account from the lives of Clementine (Kate Winslet) and Joel (Jim Carrey) wherein the couple willingly goes through a procedure of wiping off each other’s memories. As the story builds up, one finds it hard to not become emotionally involved as it progresses.  
  1. About Time (2013)
Image result for About Time (2013) What would you do if you had the power to travel in time? Change history? Prevent the Holocaust? Well, Tim Lake is not interested in being a part of something big. All he wants is a girlfriend. The makers of Love Actually have gone a step ahead and given their protagonist a superpower to captivate his love interest Mary (Rachel McAdams). All in all, it is a nicely written romantic comedy to watch when you are bored.  
  1. The Notebook (2004)
Image result for The Notebook (2004) This particular film is adored by women all over especially for the utterly congenial characters played by Rache McAdams (Allie) and the dreamboat, Ryan Gosling (Noah). Not all love stories can stand the test of time but this one does through all its trials and tribulations. McAdams and Gosling phenomenally land as Allie and Noah in this cheesy yet heartwarming account of love.  
  1. Love and Basketball (2000)
Image result for Love and Basketball (2000) Set in the backdrop of the basketball theme, this film enchants the male audience as much as the female for obvious reasons. What begins as a love-hate relationship between Quincy and Monica, progresses into a mature story of two dreamers chasing their passion while continually crossing paths. This movie is highly recommended to the young audience who loves sports.  
  1. Cactus Flower (1969)
Image result for Cactus Flower (1969) A complicated yet heart-winning love story between a 21-year-old woman and an older man went on to help Goldie Hawn an Oscar for her portrayal as Toni Simmons. Hawn has her way through wit and charm and that is exactly what makes you fall in love with her.  
  1. Lost in Translation (2004)
  Related image The crux of the story is the classic romance between Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson). It could be characterized as a miserable account of two individuals caught up by accident in a totally unfamiliar set up.  There are ephemeral moments where Anna Farris lightens up the mood with her spoofs. But then what did Bob whisper in Charlotte’s ear before saying goodbye?  
  1. When in Rome (2010)
Related image This classic Valentine story is supposedly one of the most iconic roles of Kristen Bell. Bell visits Italy for her sister’s wedding where she steals coins from a fountain. In reconciliation, to her theft, she is hunted down by Danny DeVito, Will Arnett, Jon Heder, and Dax Shepard, who are apparently under a love spell. The film is hilarious and definitely recommended for the days when you are feeling blue.  
  1. 50 First Dates (2004)
  Related image You cannot really come up with a more adorable onscreen couple than Adam Sadler and Drew Barrymore. So the premise goes like this. Adam Sandler transforms from a playboy to a man of commitment for a girl who has short term memory. Since an accident, she wakes up each morning and lives the same day over and over. It’s funny, romantic and a classic chick flick for all romance buffs.
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7 Movies That Critics Hated And Fans Loved

by Kaylen Summers

Critics and fans are very different types of audiences. There lies the biggest problem with movie reviews. While most of the time they share a similar opinion about a movie, there are times when a movie gets trashed by critics but does well at the box office. This list is about such movies. Here are the 7 movies that critics hated and the fans loved:

Robocop (2014)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P2683JkCsc 🎨Fantasy/Mystery ⌛1h 43m In 2014, the iconic Robocop movie got a big-budget remake. However, this PG-13 version lacked the subtle critique of consumer culture and graphic violence that the original had. And that was enough to mess with the critics. The movie was harshly criticized by many including Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers, The Atlantic’s Christopher Orr, and The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw. Fans, on the other hand, didn't care about the meaningless narrative they saw on screen. They were excited to see iconic character fighting bad guys all over again.

The Accountant (2016)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KQX2sIhQJY 🎨Drama/Crime ⌛2h 8m The Accountant will feel more like a curious mix of both The Bourne Identity and Rain Man. Well, that's an interesting combo, right?! Well, the critics called it a "thrill-less thriller". However, fans who were disappointed by the Batfleck felt relief to see the actor as a crime-ring accountant. Thus, the movie went on to gross a modest, but impressive $155 million worldwide. A sequel to the movie is also in the works.

Minions (2015)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vATjQSarl8g 🎨 Action/Adventure  ⌛1h 31m You know how kids' movies are. They are silly, filled with humor and a simple narrative easy for the little ones to understand. But when critics got sight of Minions, they instantly hated the movie. Why? Because critics are all adults and not kids. Though the  Despicable Me spin-off initially got only a 50% score on Rotten Tomatoes, it went on to earn a global box office haul of over $1 billion.

Step Brothers (2008)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0TWeOrIYVI 🎨Comedy ⌛1h 46m This absurdist R-rated comedy Step Brothers was written with the intention of having some weird fun and probably lose some studio money in the process. But, little did they know that it was going to turn out into a cult classic. The movie, written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay became their top grosser till then. Unfortunately, the critics didn’t feel the same and called the flick "mean" and "unclean".

The Meg (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGYXExfKhmo 🎨Thriller/Sci-fi ⌛1h 52m There is no doubt that The Meg was nothing more than an ultra-budget B-movie with Jason Statham in the lead role. Critics and domestic audiences hated the movie for its hollow theme and crappy plot. However, things were a little different for the Chinese audience. The movie became a blockbuster in China, grossing over $500 million at the worldwide box office.

Bee Movie (2007)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VONRQMx78YI 🎨Adventure/Comedy ⌛1h 35m When the news came out that Jerry Seinfeld will be writing and starring in a DreamWorks animated movie, adult fans had high hopes. Just like them, the critics were also expecting some edgy humor, layered plotting, and satirical wit. But, they got was a kids’ movie with some Seinfeldian wordplay. Though this made the critics mad, kids loved it.

Bad Boys II (2003)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsuKq5pNOcM 🎨Crime/Thriller ⌛ 2h 27m The 'Bayhem' era of action cinema was at its height when Bad Boys II got released. However, critics were not fans of these movies then (and definitely not now!). While they were busy trashing the movie for its lack of content and insanely logicless special effects, it got a great reception from fans. They knew the one golden rule for Bay movies: 'forget the damn logic and enjoy the movie!'
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Snuggle up With These 6 Holiday Flicks on Amazon Prime

by Emily Keen

Your favorite holiday classics are not available on a single streaming service. We get it! It totally upsets you. But looking at the bright side, this might actually be the time to give up on a re-watch and discover some new gems. Amazon prime video has a rare collection of vintage festive movies included with Prime membership. And of course, you don’t have to waste time endlessly scrolling through suggestions. We have the list ready for you.
  1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Image result for it's a wonderful life (1946) You might be impacting more lives than you think you are. That is exactly what is this movie intends to convey. George Bailey is a businessman whose business sinks owing to an accidental mishap. The only thing that can protect his family is his life insurance and you can imagine what he must be thinking. Disappointed and distressed the man contemplates suicide. Enter Clarence. She, just like an angel helps him realize his life is worth more than he can imagine. The film has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is all in all a feel-good experience. And over the years has stood strong at that spot.
  1. A Christmas Carol (1954)
Image result for A Christmas Carol (1954) Ebenezer Scrooge is a London based cranky loan shark who does not believe in Christmas. His late business partner Jacob Marley visits him over Christmas with the hope of changing his attitude towards the festival but fails miserably. Marley does not give up yet and sends ghosts to help Scrooge realize what he is missing on. The film is made utterly sublime in a way that uses the actors forming an important part of Scrooge’s life to playing the ghosts of Christmas past and present. This holiday Christmas story is based on Charles Dickens 1843 Novella of the same name.  
  1. Babes in Toyland (1986)
Image result for Babes in Toyland (1986) An 11-year-old Lisa Piper (Drew Barrymore) is not at all into toys. A sudden turn of events transports Lisa to a fantasy Toyland on Christmas eve. A wicked Barnaby Barnicle has trolls walking all around Toyland to capture the girl who he wants to marry- Mary (Jill Schoelen). But Mary is in love with his nephew, Jack (Keanu Reeves). The girl now faces the choice of saving the land of the very thing she despises- the toys. She and the two lovers turn to the Toymaster (Pat Morita) for help. The Toymaster agrees to help them but there is one condition. Lisa must believe in power if toys. Will she?
  1. A Norman Rockwell Christmas Story (1996)
Image result for A Norman Rockwell Christmas Story (1996) Its pain that connects us with people more than anything else. And this film takes the idea to a whole new level. An old gentleman, Samuel Cavanaugh, is not very content in his senile days thinking about his difficult past. A young Michael Grant is going through tough times as his father is missing in action amidst a war in Korea. Samuel and Michael bond in the most heartening ways over their visits to a frozen pond where they come to take a break from an otherwise heavy life.  
  1. One Special Night (1999)
Related image The iconic pair of the 60s James Garner and Julie Andrews come together once again, this time to recreate love onscreen. Robert (Garner) often visits his wife at the hospice where Catherine (Andrews) works. On a snowy night, Robert is stuck without a cab and Catherine offers him a ride. It’s Hollywood. Ride through a storm obviously means getting stuck on the way and seeking refuge in a cabin. Cheesy? Not so much! Because this is the night that helps the two mature beings realize their feelings for one another.  
  1. Home for the Holidays (1995)
Image result for Home for the Holidays (1995) Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter) is out of her job and comes back home to celebrate thanksgiving. But her stay is not exactly all honky dory thanks to her overtly strange parents (Anne Bancroft and Charles Durning) and her devious brother Tommy (Robert Downey Jr.). A holiday comedy by Jodie Foster to lighten up your mood with some of the most unconventional characters.
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7 Movies of 2019 That You Forgot To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

There is no doubt that 2019 gave us some of the most brilliantly crafted movies of all time. From box office breaking franchise movies to breathtaking original tales, these movies have both entertained and inspired us. However, while the mega movies had much of the box office and our social media, there were many other smaller movies that left without us noticing. Don't underestimate these flicks by their size, as they have enough worthy content to be on your watch list. Here are 7 awesome movies from 2019 that you forgot to watch:

Honey Boy

https://youtu.be/RG9a4xO0Inc Honey Boy (2019) is an upcoming American drama film that tells the story about a young actor trying to reconcile with his father. He had a troubled childhood and the event of the movie shows how it, in turn, later affects the relationship between him and his father.

The Call Of The Wild

https://youtu.be/5P8R2zAhEwg Set during the Gold Rush of the 1890s, The Call Of The Wild (2019) tells the story about a big-hearted dog named Buck. He is recruited on a mail delivery dog sled team. Eventually, he crosses paths with John Thornton (Harrison Ford) and becomes his trusted companion.

Just Mercy

https://youtu.be/dVJxMUqCUxs Just Mercy (2019) tells the story about young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. The movie tells the true story of Walter McMillian, who with the help of Stevenson appeals his conviction for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl.

21 Bridges

https://youtu.be/Mmr3kD3Q0u0 21 Bridges tells the story about an expertly trained NYPD detective named Andre Davis (Chadwick Boseman). A gang of cop killers is on the run. In order to defeat them, Andre puts all of New York City on a lockdown. As the night unfolds, he soon becomes unsure of who to pursue, and who’s in pursuit of him.

Klaus

https://youtu.be/taE3PwurhYM Klaus (2019) is a retelling of the Santa Claus tale. The movie follows a  postman who is posted to a frozen town in the North for being the worst postman at the academy. He eventually finds Klaus, who is good at making toys and makes a deal with him to deliver his toys.

Richard Jewell

https://youtu.be/gSMxBLlA8qY Based on true events, Richard Jewell tells the story of the security guard who got wrongfully framed for the Olympic bombing of 1996. Initially, Jewell was hailed as the hero for saving people’s lives. However, the media and FBI soon turned the table and he ended up as the prime suspect.

Fractured

https://youtu.be/sCimThZW-Ew Fractured (2019) tells the story about a family who is on a road trip when the daughter gets hurt in an accident and rushed to the nearest emergency room. However, things turn spooky as the daughter and the wife goes missing and the hospital shows no record of them ever being there.
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10 Best Movies to Start the New Year Off Right

by Kaylen Summers

There is nothing like kicking up your feet and starting the new year from the comfort of your couch. Don't believe us?! With these cool movies, you will definitely go for it. Whether you're skipping a New Year's Eve party to celebrate at home, or it's your New Year's Day tradition to rest following all the festivities, these movies will help get you in the spirit of the season.

Forrest Gump (1994)

https://youtu.be/bLvqoHBptjg ⌛2h 22min 🍅72% Though this movie is not related to New Year in any way, we still think starting off 2020 by watching one of the greatest movies ever is not a bad idea. Tom Hanks plays a man with a low IQ. He accomplishes great things in his life and becomes part of significant historic events. But despite all he has achieved, his one true love eludes him.

October Sky (1999)

https://youtu.be/4cmMukCFyd8 ⌛1h 48min 🍅91% Here is another story about overcoming and achieving. The movie is based on the inspiring real-life story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son. Gaining inspiration from the first Sputnik launch, he decides to study rocket science against his father's wishes. Luck favored the brave, as he eventually became a NASA scientist.

The Squid and the Whale (2005)

https://youtu.be/JRkK5n2mkvg ⌛1h 28min 🍅93% Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

Morning Glory (2010)

https://youtu.be/s9lWUqraDoU ⌛1h 47min 🍅55% This one is about a young and devoted morning television producer who is desperate to keep the failing show on air. She recruits a former news journalist and anchor. But it seems like they disapprove co-hosting the show due to its lack of real news stories.

The Age of Adaline (2015)

https://youtu.be/7UzSekc0LoQ ⌛1h 52min 🍅56% We all worry that time is moving too fast. But, this movie will make you think otherwise. After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.

The Terminal (2004)

https://youtu.be/B-suuEQyoVc ⌛2h 08min 🍅61% Tom Hanks is all about uplifting us through his positive movies. This time he is stuck at the airport. Viktor Navorski lost his country for some political reasons. But, the problem is he was on the plane when this whole thing happened. Now, he's stranded at Kennedy Airport with a passport that nobody recognizes.

Good Will Hunting (1997)

https://youtu.be/ReIJ1lbL-Q8 ⌛2h 07min 🍅97% This one is a cult classic. Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ. Yet, he chooses to work as an MIT janitor. His talents were recognized by Professor Gerald Lambeau when he solved a complicated graduate-level math problem. The professor took it to himself to help the confused youth reach his full potential.

The Thin Red Line (1998)

https://youtu.be/mKl5_OxKBn8 ⌛2h 51min 🍅80% Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line about an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie. They change, suffer, and ultimately make quintessential discoveries about themselves during the devastating Battle of Guadalcanal. It reflects their journey through the grisly and exhausting battles and finally saying goodbyes to those who survived.

Selma (2014)

https://youtu.be/x6t7vVTxaic ⌛2h 08min 🍅99% The tales of victory are not over. This one is from history books. Selma is a place Alabama where segregation in the South was at its worst. This lead to a march that ended in violence. As a result, President Lyndon B. Johnson was forced to make a famous statement and ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

Singin' in the Rain (1952)

https://youtu.be/5_EVHeNEIJY ⌛1h 43min 🍅100% A little bit of history again from the cinema world. The story takes place when cinema moved from silent to sound. A lot of changes happened in the world of motion pictures and one such incident occurred is about a silent film production company. The company and cast are having a hard time transitioning to sound.
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8 Best Women-Centric Coming Out This 2020

by Kaylen Summers

Women's representation in cinema has been a hot topic in Hollywood last year. With many movie makers adding their expressions to the movement and many top-notch studios trying to capitalize on the trends,  we got many women-centric movies released last year. With a new year awaiting us and a whole array of movies set to hit the screens soon, it is quite normal to wonder about the major women-centric movies slated to release in 2020. We have used our resources and gathered 8 of the best from this category. Take a look at these flicks and mark your calendars, because these movies are worth the wait.

Like A Boss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quiGRsBwrJ8 Like A Boss revolves around two friends who try to build a successful beauty company from the ground up. However, their friendship is tested with a buyout offer, putting them at war both professionally and personally. Directed by Miguel Arteta and written by Sam Pitman & Adam Cole-Kelly, the movie has Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, and Salma Hayek in the lead roles. Releasing Date: January 10, 2020

The Rhythm Section

https://youtu.be/0Uq_5bYGYoY The Rhythm Section (2019) tells the story of Stephanie Patrick whose parents died in a tragic plane crash. Discovering that it was not an accident, she soon assumes the identity of an assassin to find the truth behind it. Pushed into a path of revenge, she is out to get the justice she deserves and nothing seems to stop her.

Antlers

https://youtu.be/2aiYxwVuZ1o Antlers (2020) is an upcoming supernatural horror film. It tells the tale of a small-town Oregon teacher and her brother, the local sheriff. They come across a young student in her school who harbors a dangerous secret. This eventually leads them to some frightening consequences.

Birds of Prey

https://youtu.be/kGM4uYZzfu0 Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) (2020) joins Harley Quinn as she splits with Joker and teams up with Black Canary, Huntress, and Renee Montoya to protect a young girl named Cassandra Cain from an evil crime lord, Black Mask in Gotham City. Releasing Date: February 7, 2020

Wonder Woman 1984

https://youtu.be/sfM7_JLk-84 Sequel to the 2017’s Wonder Woman,  the movie marks the ninth installment in DC’s movie universe. This time Wonderwoman will be facing off against the Cheetah, a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility. Gal Gadot will be reprising the title role, with Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, Kristen Wiig, and Connie Nielsen in supporting roles. Releasing Date: 5 June 2020 

Promising Young Woman

https://youtu.be/7i5kiFDunk8 Everything about Cassie is mysterious. She is smart but wicked, tantalizing but cunning, and by night, she lives a secret double life. However, an unexpected encounter is now giving Cassie a chance to correct her wrongs from the past. Releasing Date: 17 April 2020

Disney’s Mulan

https://youtu.be/KK8FHdFluOQ Disney’ Mulan is the live-action retelling of the 1998 animated film of the same name. The movie tells the story of a tomboyish girl who disguises herself as a young man. She wants to fight with the Imperial Chinese Army and defend the country from Northern invaders. Releasing Date: 27 March 2020

Black Widow

https://youtu.be/RxAtuMu_ph4 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: May 1, 2020
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7 Best Upcoming Hollywood Movies In The Year 2020

by Kaylen Summers

2020 has some of our most awaited movies lined up for release. There is no doubt that this year will be a huge win for the fans of all franchises. But, with so many blockbusters on the horizon, there is a possible chance that we might miss out on any of the best ones before it leaves the theatre. There is, of course, the comfort of watching it at home later on your streaming platform. But, what good are movies if it is not seen in theatres, right?! Here are 7 upcoming Hollywood blockbusters that you don't want to miss out.

Promising Young Woman -17 April 2020

https://youtu.be/7i5kiFDunk8 Everything about Cassie is mysterious. She is smart but wicked, tantalizing but cunning, and by night, she lives a secret double life. However, an unexpected encounter is now giving Cassie a chance to correct her wrongs from the past.

Free Guy- July 3, 2020

https://youtu.be/X2m-08cOAbc Free Guy is about a bank-teller named ‘Guy’. He realizes that he is really an NPC inside an open-world video game. He gathers the courage and finally decides to become the hero of his own story. As his whole game world is about to go offline, it is now up to Guy to find a way and save the day.

The Photograph- 14 February 2020

https://youtu.be/kmicB3J1emw The sudden death of the famed photographer Christina Eames leaves her daughter Mae, hurt, angry and full of questions. But, when finds a photograph from a safe-deposit box, she realizes that there is something more to her mother’s past than she knows. The Photograph is about her investigation about the romance between her mother and a rising journalist.

The Last Full Measure

https://youtu.be/Go8zI2sytEc The Last Full Measure is a movie that takes place in two time periods. Soldiers of the war are recounting their moments fifty-three years later. Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. (“Pits”) is awarded the nation’s highest military honor after his death for his actions on the battlefield.

Wonder Woman 1984- 5 June 2020 

https://youtu.be/sfM7_JLk-84 Sequel to the 2017’s Wonder Woman,  the movie marks the ninth installment in DC’s movie universe. The movie will see Wonderwoman facing off against a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility named as the Cheetah,  Gal Gadot will be reprising the title role, with Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, Kristen Wiig, and Connie Nielsen in supporting roles.

The Way Back- 6 March 2020

https://youtu.be/VzNJVSsjE-I The Way Back (2020) tells the story of a widowed, former basketball all-star. He is struggling with addiction and attempts to come back by becoming the coach of the high school basketball team at his alma mater. The team is disparate and ethnically mixed. As the team starts to win, he is on the fight to overcome his old demons.

The Invisible Man- 28 February 2020

https://youtu.be/dSBsNeYqh-k The Invisible Man (2020) is the official retelling of the classic horror flick from Universal Studios. A crazed scientist stages his suicide and starts using uses his power of invisibility to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. Even though she approached the police, no one believes her. Now, it’s up to her to take matters into her own hands and fight back.
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7 Movies On Netflix That Are Too Scary To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

There is no doubt that the horror genre is going through a creatively robust period. Though moviemakers have explored almost all aspects of the genre, there are still more horror movies releasing, day after day. But, let's be honest. Many of these movies are just B-grade flick and others are just plain garbage. But, if you take some effort and weed out the trash, there are some hidden gems waiting for you. Luckily, we have decided to cut down the trash and picking up the right ones for you. We have gone through almost all the horror movies available on Netflix and trimmed down 7 of the best horror movies on the platform.

The Ritual

https://youtu.be/Vfugwq2uoa0 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.

I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

https://youtu.be/NRP-4f_vyrY 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

https://youtu.be/TTrAX5QgChc 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.

Coraline

https://youtu.be/XyUwEO7xelY 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 Crow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHT3lDPrees 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.

The Babysitter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qibY77AWlUc A horror comedy that is just right for 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.

Horns

https://youtu.be/xzkNgacIFTA 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 grow 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 the weirdness of the supernatural world.
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6 Comedies To Kick-start The New Decade

by Kaylen Summers

Reality does not always give us things to laugh about. But, movies surely do. No matter how sad the past decade has been for you,  there is always an option to start fresh and refresh button for your life is on your TV remote. Take a look a look at these 6 comedies. These movies are known for their sense of humor, awesome actor performance and some inspirational narratives. Check out this list of comedies that are perfect to kick-start the new decade.

Mr. Mom (1932)

https://youtu.be/solr1W5idNY Mr. Mom is so hilarious even after all these years. All was well for the couple- Jack and Caroline. They were living a happy life and making a decent living. However, when Jack lost his job all of a sudden, things got really out of hand. So, now Jack needed up staying at home and looking after the house while Caroline is out at her work. The only problem is that he has never done this before and has no idea what he is up against.

The Master of Disguise (2002)

https://youtu.be/bqsWWyQLOso Pistachio Disguisey is a sweet-natured Italian waiter working at his father's Fabbrizio's restaurant. Little did he know that his family holds the supernatural skills of disguise. But when his family is kidnapped by their arch-enemy, Devlin Bowman, Pistachio must use the skills of disguise to track down Bowman and save his family.

The Sweetest Thing (2002)

https://youtu.be/fGpWRA76jzo Christina's love life is not that colorful. She has been avoiding meaningful relationships for years. But, things took a turn when she meets Peter one night. Though she finally lets her guard down and decides to follow her heart, it seems like Peter has suddenly left town. With Courtney, now she is off to capture the one that got away.

Frank (2014)

https://youtu.be/-catC4tBVyY This movie eccentric and scary at time. But, it still manages to be funny overall. How?! With the titular character wearing a big paper-mache head though out the movie, it can be enigmatic and hilarious at the same time. The movie is about a  young wannabe musician who joins an eccentric pop band. The led of the band is the mysterious Frank.

Beetlejuice

https://youtu.be/_srx6WPejXs A ghost couple is disturbed by the fact that their home is haunted by a conceited human family. Quite a reversal of roles from the traditional premise of horror movies, this forms the basis for the humorous tale. Beetlejuice ( Michael Keaton) is the star of the show who is hired by the couple to free themselves from the wrath of the humans. Directed by Tim Burton, the spooky horror is carried substantially by Keaton with his manic performance until the very end.

The Blues Brothers

https://youtu.be/A-xtJYIwfYo The film brings to life John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd’s SNL characters “Blue Brothers” to life on big screen. The two of them learn that the orphanage that they grew up in in about to be shut due to back taxes. They gather their old bunch of band members and try to raise money to save the orphanage. A simple plot sizing up the absurd lives of two cynics amidst a lot of chaos and carnage
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8 Movies That Can Make 2020 An Awesome Year

by Kaylen Summers

Last year did give us some of the most awesome movies to date. We saw The Avengers finally putting their suits and shields to rest, the clown prince of Gotham descending into madness and Simba getting back his throne all over again. Just when you thought that cinema can't be any better, 2020 is here with an even awesome lineup. Here are 8 upcoming blockbusters that are going to make 2020 a truly awesome year for cinema lovers.

Wonder Woman 1984

https://youtu.be/sfM7_JLk-84 Sequel to the 2017’s Wonder Woman,  the movie marks the ninth installment in DC’s movie universe. In this movie,  DC's Wonderwoman will go toe-to-toe with her arch-nemesis Cheetah, a villainess with superhuman strength and agility. Everyone's favorite, Gal Gadot will be reprising the title role, sharing the screen with Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, Kristen Wiig, and Connie Nielsen. Releasing Date: 5 June 2020 

Top Gun: Maverick

https://youtu.be/g4U4BQW9OEk Who is ready for a sequel of the 1986’s Top Gun? The upcoming movie, Top Gun: Maverick takes place 34 years after the events of the original film. Captain Peter “Maverick” Mitchell is the new flight instructor of Top Gun. He guides Bradley, Goose’s son to become an aviator like his father. Releasing Date: June 26, 2020

Onward (2020)

https://youtu.be/HxKXiQvyG_o Onward (2020) is the upcoming animation feature from Disney and Pixar. Two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot are given a wizard staff that could summon their dead father for one day. However, with their magic, they could only bring half of him back. Now, the brothers are on a journey to find more magic so that they could spend one last day with their father. Releasing Date: 4 March 2020

Tenet (2020)

https://youtu.be/LdOM0x0XDMo Tenet is the upcoming action thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan.  The movie is produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas and has  John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Dimple Kapadia, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh in the leading roles. Releasing Date: 17 July 2020

Sonic The Hedgehog

https://youtu.be/szby7ZHLnkA Sonic has somehow made it to our Earth. He has also found a new best friend- a human named Tom Wachowski- to help navigate him through the complexities of life on Earth. However, with Dr. Robotnik hot on their trail, the two must join forces and prevent Dr. Robotnik from world domination. Releasing Date: 13 February 2020

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

https://youtu.be/ahZFCF--uRY Sonic has somehow made it to our Earth. He has also found a new best friend- a human named Tom Wachowski- to help navigate him through the complexities of life on Earth. However, with Dr. Robotnik hot on their trail, the two must join forces and prevent Dr. Robotnik from world domination. Releasing Date: 13 February 2020

Free Guy

https://youtu.be/X2m-08cOAbc Free Guy is about a bank-teller named ‘Guy’. He discovers that he is actually an NPC inside an open-world video game. He gathers the courage and finally decides to become the hero of his own story. As his whole game world is about to go offline, it is now up to Guy to find a way and save the day. Releasing Date: July 3, 2020

Black Widow

https://youtu.be/RxAtuMu_ph4 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: May 1, 2020
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8 Underrated Space Movies That Are Worth Watching

by Kaylen Summers

Our fascination with space is as old as our thinking minds. Though our technological advancements have helped us unlock a few mysteries of the universe, most of it still remains unexplored. But, that didn't stop our imagination. From Jules Verne to Christopher Nolan, we have seen sci-fi space explorations grow from novels to movies. Now, we have a long list of space movies that pushes the genre further and further. Some have a good narrative, while others are just VFX heavy. Whatever the case may be, many good space movies are left out when we mention these cinematic marvels. So, we have decided to create a list of good space movies that are underrated.

Event Horizon (1997)

https://youtu.be/Ix9CHnOo94k The year is 2047.  A group of astronauts is on a mission to investigate and salvage the starship 'Event Horizon'. It has been 7 years since it disappeared mysteriously, that too on its maiden voyage. But, when the crew finally arrives on board the lost ship. They soon realize that there is a deeper, terrifying secret to its disappearance than they expected.

Life (2017)

https://youtu.be/cuA-xqBw4jE Meanwhile, another six-member crew is at the International Space Station. Their mission is to study a sample from Mars. If all goes well they will be discovering the first proof of extra-terrestrial life. Unfortunately, it looks they are more intelligent than we expected.

Mission to Mars (2000)

https://youtu.be/xwcI3fkKeiw The Mars missions are not over yet. This movie is about the crew who went on the first Mars expedition. However, somewhere along the way, they lose contact with  Earth. Now a second crew is sent to discover and rescue the lost astronauts.

Galaxy Quest (1999)

https://youtu.be/B34jbC43XzA While most crews volunteer for a heroic space mission, here is one who had no idea that they were walking into a battle between two intergalactic species. The funny part is that both these species think that they are some intergalactic heroes while they are actually stars of a 1980s sci-fi show.

Red Planet (2000)

https://youtu.be/g13ceurNcgI You guessed it right. Its time for another Mars expedition. Our Earth is dying and it's up to a bunch of Astronauts to search for a solution. Being our closest neighbor, Mars becomes their main option. However, what they didn't expect was to have the mission go terribly awry.

Solaris (2002)

https://youtu.be/n4sJA-E51bQ Being alone can seriously affect your mental health. Especially, if you are stuck in a spacecraft drifting through the vast, empty space. A troubled psychologist is assigned to investigate such a crew. They have been living in an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.

Sunshine (2007)

https://youtu.be/r8BSlqHAhuY Taking place fifty years into the future, this movie is talking about some drastic climate change and its not really our fault. The sun is dying, causing the temperature on Earth to be arctic low. Though an initial team of astronauts was sent to revive the Sun, their mission fails. Now after seven years later, a new team is on their way to finishing the mission. Will mankind's last hope be able to succeed?

Fantastic Voyage (1966)

https://youtu.be/dO5E4wkg0hA Well, this one is not exactly space exploration. But, consider it a bonus. Before the concepts of quantum physics and micro-universe got contextualized by modern science, this science fiction brilliantly explored its possibilities. Watch how a team of experts travels through a human body to remove a deadly clot.
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9 Best War Movies That Will Blow Your Mind

by Kaylen Summers

War speaks a universal language. No matter which part of the world we are on, wars always have a devastating impact on us all. Resonating these emotions through the art of cinema can be a tough job. While many movies have only focused on action sequences and military tactics, there are some that focus on the people involved in warfare and their emotions. These true cinematic representations of wars are sure to leave you with some interesting thoughts. Here are 9 best war movies that will blow your mind.

The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)

https://youtu.be/xhn5_gUcO5E This movie takes place in Ireland during the 1920s. A young doctor Damien O'Donovan is all set for a new job in a London hospital. However, when he was out to say his goodbyes, British Black and Tans kills him. Now, his friend Damien and his brother Teddy are part of the Irish Republican Army to serve their nation and gain revenge. Will the political events taking place in-between be able to save them.

Lord of War (2005)

https://youtu.be/AXgyoER0aRc War is not just about political views. It's more of a business now. This movie talks about how the weapons industry is involved in the war. Yuri Orlov, globetrotting arms dealer, is roaming around through some of the deadliest war zones. In order to carry out his business deals, he needs to keep himself away from a relentless  Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some notorious dictators who were once his customers.

Defiance (2008)

https://youtu.be/n-9eUXSzZNk Defiance is based on a true story that happened during World War II. Four Jewish brothers are on the run from their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland. Eventually, they join the Soviet partisans and begin rescuing more than  1,200 Jews who are left out in the ghettos of Poland.

Ride with the Devil (1999)

https://youtu.be/F8Vwm6dBQI8 Ride with the Devil tells the tale of four people. They are fighting for truth and justice during the time of the American Civil War. Directed by Ang Lee, the movie takes us to a no man's land on the Missouri/Kansas border. There a staunch loyalist, an immigrant's son, a freed slave, and a young widow become friends as they try to survive in an uncertain time without rules.

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

https://youtu.be/Lbnk8wSVMaM This is not exactly a war movie. But, a movie about colonial oppression- which is even worse.  The year is 1931. Three aboriginal girls are taken away from their families to be trained for domestic staff. The brave girls escape from the facility and now are on a trek across the Outback to return back to their families. Will they be able to succeed?! Or will they be tracked down and punished.

The Kingdom (2007)

https://youtu.be/T7xGu-SnWUk A bombing of an American facility in the Middle East has left many puzzled. Now the US government is sending in a team of special agents to hunt down and capture the terrorist mastermind who is responsible for a deadly attack.

Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

https://youtu.be/I-cUpdiehsw Miracle at St. Anna tells the story of four American soldiers. They are members of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II. Three of them get separated from the rest of the unit. While returning back and evading enemies, one of them risks his life to save an Italian boy.

'71 (2014)

https://youtu.be/kIYDNyEkJP4 This movie is about another soldier who accidentally gets separated from his unit. The young British soldier is separated from the others during a riot in the streets of Belfast.  Now, he must find his way back to safety.

Beasts of No Nation (2015)

https://youtu.be/oRsaclO0VbU Beasts of No Nation tells the remarkable tale of a child who is fighting in the civil war of a fictional West African country. The movie takes us through the journey of Agu who is forced to join a group of soldiers. The little boy's childhood is brutally shattered by the war and all he is left with is the fear and distress.
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8 Best Melodramas That Will Melt Your Heart

by Kaylen Summers

Having roots in the pulpy novels of the 1960s, melodramas have a long-standing reputation of being illogical, moralizing and joyless “women’s picture.” However, over the course of time, these unrealistic movies have proven to be capable of handling deeper, complex human emotions and their various manifestations. The last decade saw many of such films evolve from their early ridiculousness to the transcendent. Here are 8 of such films that we think that all movie lovers should watch:

Her (2013)

https://youtu.be/XsQqMwacZQw Her takes us to a  not so distant future.  Theodore is a lonely writer and he purchases a newly developed operating system. Designed to address all the user's needs, Theodore eventually falls into a romantic relationship between him and his operating system. Imagine going out on a date with Siri. This movie is all about that.

Notting Hill (1999)

https://youtu.be/4RI0QvaGoiI William Thacker leads a humdrum existence as a London bookstore owner. However, things are thrown into a romantic turmoil when the famous American actress Anna Scott visits his shop. One thing leads to another and the two kisses each other, marking the beginning of a full-blown affair. But, will the average bloke and glamorous movie star overcome their radically different lifestyles find happiness in their love. You will have to stream to find out.

Before Sunrise (1995)

https://youtu.be/25v7N34d5HE This love story has a cult-following of its own. It was on his way to Vienna that Jesse meets Céline. He is an American and she is a student returning to Paris. The two instantly connect with each other and gets off the train in Vienna. With no money for lodging, they wander through the city together, experiencing Vienna night together and the company of each other.

La La Land (2016)

https://youtu.be/0pdqf4P9MB8 There is nothing more melodramatic than romances, right? So here is another love story that got an Oscar. The story is about an aspiring actress named Mia who serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions. She falls in love with Sebastian who is a jazz musician playing at cocktail party gigs in dingy bars. As they finally become successful, they are forced to make decisions that threaten to rip them apart.

A Walk to Remember (2002)

https://youtu.be/Kq02sBe5xko Adapted from the famous novel of the same name, this sure to make you cry. Landon Carter is the popular, restless student in the school. While participating in the school drama production, he meets the daughter of the town's minister, Jamie Sullivan and falls in love with her. Jamie, on the other hand, has a "to-do" list for her life and a very big secret.

Titanic (1997)

https://youtu.be/CHekzSiZjrY Well, we all know this story. Based on the infamous ship Titanic and its sinking,  this movie tells the story of Rose DeWitt Bukater falling in love with Jack Dawson. Young Rose was with her mother and fiancé. While  Jack is a third class traveler with his friend Fabrizio. With a heart-breaking end, this movie is immortal for so many reasons

The Holiday (2006)

https://youtu.be/G0p8Su3bdHc When two women- one from the United States and the other from the United Kingdom- decided to swap homes during Christmas time, they had no idea they were going to find romance after bad breakups they have gone through. Both women fall for a local man. However, they soon realize that they eventually have to return home and leave their newly found relationship behind.

Closer (2004)

https://youtu.be/BdmOjfGTUzQ This one is witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story. There are chance-meetings, love-at-first-sight, and unplanned betrayals. The movie is about two couples whose relationships are torn apart when they discovers a destructive adulterous affair with each other.
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Must Watch Comedy Movies To Start The New Year

by Kaylen Summers

Another decade has passed by, making significant changing in how we watch, understand and relate to movies. From DVD to Netflix, this decade changed everything that we know about movies. However, there are some basic things about cinema that will never leave us- it inspires us, connect with us and makes us laugh. Before you head out to start a new decade, here are some comedies that can really freshen up your thoughts and mind. From downright slapstick humor to thought-provoking cult-classics there is a comedy for everyone.

There's Something About Mary (1998)

https://youtu.be/eGjXwDYpOLE 1h 59min | Romance, Comedy For Ted, prom night went about as bad as it’s possible for any night to go. Thirteen years later, he finally gets another chance with his old prom date, only to run up against other suitors including the sleazy detective he hired to find her.

Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)

https://youtu.be/GXrAYdSeWY8 1h 21min | Action, Comedy A movie within a movie, created to spoof the martial arts genre. Writer/director Steve Oedekerk uses contemporary characters and splices them into a 1970s kung-fu film, weaving the new and old together. As the main character, The Chosen One, Oedekerk sets off to avenge the deaths of his parents at the hands of kung-fu legend Master Pain. Along the way, he encounters some strange characters.

Hot Fuzz (2007)

https://youtu.be/ayTnvVpj9t4 2h 1min | Crime, Action, Comedy As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf for a partner. However, when a series of grisly accidents rocks Sandford, Angel smells something rotten in the idyllic village.

Rat Race (2001)

https://youtu.be/9bRUdtiXxKM 1h 52min | Adventure, Comedy In an ensemble film about easy money, greed, manipulation and bad driving, a Las Vegas casino tycoon entertain his wealthiest high rollers -- a group that will bet on anything -- by pitting six ordinary people against each other in a wild dash for $2 million jammed into a locker hundreds of miles away. The tycoon and his wealthy friends monitor each racer's every move to keep track of their favorites. The only rule in this race is that there are no rules.

Sausage Party (2016)

https://youtu.be/GAJrBPUVDJM 1h 29min | Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy Sausage Party, the first R-rated CG animated movie, is about one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

https://youtu.be/Elczv0ghqw0 1h 59min | Comedy With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top-rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.

Nacho Libre (2006)

https://youtu.be/btfjTl7sEIg 1h 32min | Comedy, Family Nacho Libre is loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta ("Friar Storm"), aka Rev. Sergio Gutierrez Benitez, a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who had a 23-year career as a masked luchador. He competed in order to support the orphanage he directed.

Blazing Saddles (1974)

https://youtu.be/VKayG1TrfuE 1h 33min | Western, Comedy A town—where everyone seems to be named Johnson—stands in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, robber baron Hedley Lemar sends his henchmen to make life in the town unbearable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor, so Hedley convinces him to send the town the first black sheriff in the west.

Trainwreck (2015)

https://youtu.be/y_KP9x80Z9Q 2h 5min | Comedy, Romance Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.
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8 Spoof Movies That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

by Kaylen Summers

Epic Movie (2007)

https://youtu.be/1ltiqNTYZbA 1h 26min | Action, Adventure, Comedy When Edward, Peter, Lucy and Susan each follow their own path, they end up finding themselves at Willy's Chocolate factory. Walking through a wardrobe, they discover the world of Gnarnia, which is ruled by the White Bitch. Meeting up with characters such as Harry Potter and Captain Jack Swallows, the newly reunited family must team up with Aslo, a wise-but-horny lion to stop the white bitch's army.

Scary Movie (2000)

https://youtu.be/LPI47v23wo0 1h 28min | Comedy Following on the heels of popular teen-scream horror movies, with uproarious comedy and biting satire. Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth and Carmen Electra pitch in to skewer some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, including Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Matrix, American Pie and The Blair Witch Project.

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

https://youtu.be/GXD22oySnok 1h 29min | Comedy On a bet, a gridiron hero at John Hughes High School sets out to turn a bespectacled plain Jane into a beautiful and popular prom queen in this outrageous send-up of the teen movie genre.

Meet the Spartans (2008)

https://youtu.be/RY-zJtYYolo 1h 24min | Comedy From the creators of Scary Movie and Date Movie comes this tongue-in-cheek parody of the sword-and-sandal epics, dubbed Meet the Spartans. The 20th Century Fox production was written and directed by the filmmaking team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. Sure, Leonidas may have nothing more than a cape and some leather underwear to protect him from the razor-sharp swords of his Persian enemies.

Hot Shots! (1991)

https://youtu.be/ih78dz2XyLc 1h 25min | Comedy, Crime Recruited to join a top-secret mission for the Air Force, a renegade pilot finds himself coping with an incompetent admiral and a carefully selected squadron of flyers who are either inept or half-blind.

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

https://youtu.be/PACTQutbow4 1h 25min | Comedy, Crime When the incompetent Officer Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.

The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

https://youtu.be/wbhLuxJvr6o 1h 23min | Comedy A series of loosely connected skits that spoof news programs, commercials, porno films, kung-fu films, disaster films, blaxploitation films, spy films, mafia films, and the fear that somebody is watching you on the other side of the TV.

Johnny English (2003)

https://youtu.be/JSg2tgnvtgY 1h 28min | Adventure, Action, Comedy A lowly pencil pusher working for MI7, Johnny English is suddenly promoted to super spy after Agent One is assassinated and every other agent is blown up at his funeral. When a billionaire entrepreneur sponsors the exhibition of the Crown Jewels—and the valuable gems disappear on the opening night and on English's watch—the newly-designated agent must jump into action to find the thief and recover the missing gems.
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7 Classic Zombie Movies That Still Gives The Chills

by Kaylen Summers

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

https://youtu.be/GkhCAV3wmIU 1h 31min | Comedy, Horror When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!

City of the Living Dead (1980)

https://youtu.be/3zqfxmb3LMo 1h 33min | Horror A medium has a mysterious vision of a priest hanging himself... A seemingly dead woman awakes screaming in her coffin... And in the sleepy New England town of Dunwich, a girl vomits up her intestines and a local misfit has a drill bit ploughed into his cranium... These hallucionogenic often grotesque visions punctuate a skeletal story telling of a reporter and a psychic who must race against time to prevent hordes of rotting corpses spewing forth from the gates of hell.

The Beyond (1981)

https://youtu.be/Uayv9J90qQo 1h 28min | Horror The New Yorker Liza Merril inherits an old hotel in Louisiana, and invests her savings to reopen the place. She doesn't realize that the hotel houses the body of a dead painter murdered decades earlier, nor that it's about to become a gateway to hell.

Night of the Comet (1984)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F13mpUTYS3E 1h 35min | Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction Two girls from the Valley wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save the earth from a villainous "think tank," karate chop their way through flesh-eating zombies, and, of course, find time to go to the mall.

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

https://youtu.be/5gUKvmOEGCU 1h 36min | Horror A group of people tries to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse.

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

https://youtu.be/3M3NUjaOyJ8 2h 7min | Horror During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Rabid (1977)

https://youtu.be/aUNQmTiiLs8 1h 31min | Horror, Science Fiction After undergoing radical surgery for injuries from a motorcycle accident, a young woman develops a strange phallic growth on her body and a thirst for human blood—the only nourishment that will now sustain her.
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7 Classic Horror Movies That Can Still Spook You

by Kaylen Summers

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

https://youtu.be/xNvnrnfginw 1h 19min | Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction A scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discover a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancée of one of the expeditions, with whom it has fallen in love.

The Invisible Man (1933)

https://youtu.be/GFtbiFgaAiM 1h 11min | Horror, Science Fiction Working in Dr. Cranley’s laboratory, scientist Jack Griffin was always given the latitude to conduct some of his own experiments. His sudden departure, however, has Cranley’s daughter Flora worried about him. Griffin has taken a room at the nearby Lion’s Head Inn, hoping to reverse an experiment he conducted on himself that made him invisible. But the experimental drug has also warped his mind, making him aggressive and dangerous. He’s prepared to do whatever it takes to restore his appearance.

The Mummy (1932)

https://youtu.be/W2W6tXnd5nU 1h 13min | Horror An ancient Egyptian priest named Imhotep is revived when an archaeological expedition finds his mummy and one of the archaeologists accidentally reads an ancient life-giving spell. Imhotep escapes from the field site and searches for the reincarnation of the soul of his lover.

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

https://youtu.be/IN6u28dq4qc 1h 41min | Drama, Horror A grotesquely disfigured composer known as "The Phantom" haunts Paris' opera house, where he's secretly grooming Christine Daae to be an opera diva. Luring her to his remote underground lair, The Phantom declares his love. But Christine loves Raoul de Chagny and plans to elope with him. When The Phantom learns this, he abducts Christine.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J5_wxP45X8 1h 38min | Horror, Science Fiction Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men - a good and an evil side. He believes that by separating the two, man can become liberated. He succeeds in his experiments with chemicals to accomplish this and transforms into Hyde to commit horrendous crimes. When he discontinues use of the drug, it is already too late.

The Fly (1958)

https://youtu.be/Hdv4QA-O1bg 1h 34min | Drama, Horror, Science Fiction

Industrialist François Delambre is called late at night by his sister-in-law, Helene Delambre, who tells him that she has just killed her husband, André. Reluctant at first, she eventually explains to the police that André invented a matter transportation apparatus and, while experimenting on himself, a fly entered the chamber during the matter transference.

Village of the Damned (1960)

https://youtu.be/YqlozoXVxYM 1h 17min | Horror, Science Fiction In a small English village, everyone suddenly falls unconscious. When they awake every woman of childbearing age is pregnant. The resulting children have the same strange blond hair, eyes and a strong connection to each other.
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7 Mind-Blowing Post-Apocalyptic Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

The Colony (2013)

https://youtu.be/ZENI7UC3WQo 1h 35min | Action, Science Fiction, Horror Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.

Pacific Rim (2013)

https://youtu.be/A85EtOalcsM 2h 11min | Action, Science Fiction, Adventure When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed-up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Zombieland (2009)

https://youtu.be/8m9EVP8X7N8 1h 28min | Comedy, Horror Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.

Train to Busan (2016)

https://youtu.be/1ovgxN2VWNc 1h 58min | Action, Horror, Thriller Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival.

Bird Box (2018)

https://youtu.be/o2AsIXSh2xo 2h 4min | Thriller, Drama Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

Oblivion (2013)

https://youtu.be/tx6_JMDFfWI 2h 4min | Action, Science Fiction, Adventure, Mystery Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

The 5th Wave (2016)

https://youtu.be/kmxLybfGNC4 1h 52min | Adventure, Science Fiction 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
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8 Must Watch Vintage Space Movies That Are Still Brilliant

by Kaylen Summers

Explorers (1985)

https://youtu.be/VZp10uBMBDc 1h 49min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction The visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from director Joe Dante, who combines keen humor, warmth and fantasy with unexpected twists. In their makeshift laboratory, the boys use an amazing discovery and their ingenuity to build their own spaceship and launch themselves on a fantastic interplanetary journey.

Forbidden Planet (1956)

https://youtu.be/wGHUye0TiKs 1h 38min | Science Fiction Captain Adams and the crew of the Starship C57D travel to planet Altair 4 in search for the spaceship Bellerophon that has been missing for 20 years. To their surprise, they are being expected.

Dark Star (1974)

https://youtu.be/lwISbJfRNz0 1h 23min | Comedy, Science Fiction A low-budget, sci-fi satire that focuses on a group of scientists whose mission is to destroy unstable planets. 20 years into their mission, they have battle their alien mascot, that resembles a beach ball, as well as a "sensitive" and intelligent bombing device that starts to question the meaning of its existence.

Outland (1981)

https://youtu.be/Ez2XfvN8XSc An honest marshal in a corrupt mining colony on Io, Jupiter's sunless third moon, is determined to confront a violent drug ring even though it may cost him his life. After his wife angrily deserts him, he waits alone for the arrival of killers hired by the company to eliminate him.

Barbarella (1968)

https://youtu.be/ohnblmkufJA 1h 38min | Science Fiction, Adventure, Comedy In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

https://youtu.be/Pk0l07gqkvY 1h 55min | Science Fiction, Adventure, Family, Fantasy After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

https://youtu.be/Fxp32VHaYdE 2h 15min | Science Fiction, Drama After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7Ot2vswJLE 1h 28min | Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.
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8 Vintage Monster Movies That Are Still Terrifying To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

The Wolf Man (1941)

https://youtu.be/j_k5TyfHMQw After his brother's death, Larry Talbot returns home to his father and the family estate. Events soon take a turn for the worse when Larry is bitten by a werewolf.

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

https://youtu.be/IN6u28dq4qc A grotesquely disfigured composer known as "The Phantom" haunts Paris' opera house, where he's secretly grooming Christine Daae to be an opera diva. Luring her to his remote underground lair, The Phantom declares his love. But Christine loves Raoul de Chagny and plans to elope with him. When The Phantom learns this, he abducts Christine.

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

https://youtu.be/rYD3-pIF9jQ Bride of Frankenstein begins where James Whale's Frankenstein from 1931 ended. Dr. Frankenstein has not been killed as previously portrayed and now he wants to get away from the mad experiments. Yet when his wife is kidnapped by his creation, Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new monster, this time a woman.

Frankenstein (1931)

https://youtu.be/bKyiXjyVsfw Dr Henry Frankenstein is obsessed with assembling a living being from parts of several exhumed corpses.

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

https://youtu.be/xNvnrnfginw A scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discover a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancée of one of the expeditions, with whom it has fallen in love.

Freaks (1932)

https://youtu.be/H6Dm9fRaB-4 A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

The Invisible Man (1933)

https://youtu.be/GFtbiFgaAiM Working in Dr. Cranley’s laboratory, scientist Jack Griffin was always given the latitude to conduct some of his own experiments. His sudden departure, however, has Cranley’s daughter Flora worried about him. Griffin has taken a room at the nearby Lion’s Head Inn, hoping to reverse an experiment he conducted on himself that made him invisible. But the experimental drug has also warped his mind, making him aggressive and dangerous. He’s prepared to do whatever it takes to restore his appearance.

The Mummy (1932)

https://youtu.be/W2W6tXnd5nU An ancient Egyptian priest named Imhotep is revived when an archaeological expedition finds his mummy and one of the archaeologists accidentally reads an ancient life-giving spell. Imhotep escapes from the field site and searches for the reincarnation of the soul of his lover.
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7 Movies You Should Watch If Your Like ‘The Matrix’

by Kaylen Summers

Source Code (2011)

https://youtu.be/NkTrG-gpIzE Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final 8 minutes of another person's life. Colter re-lives the train incident over and over again, gathering more clues each time.

Oblivion (2013)

https://youtu.be/tx6_JMDFfWI

Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

Transcendence (2014)

https://youtu.be/280qnrHpuc8 Two leading computer scientists work toward their goal of Technological Singularity, as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.

Paycheck (2003)

https://youtu.be/284kahCx42s Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a three-year job, he's told he isn't getting a paycheck and instead receives a mysterious envelope. In it are clues he must piece together to find out why he wasn't paid – and why he's now in hot water.

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

https://youtu.be/UQcOLSaDd1w Los Angeles. A wealthy man, known as Mr. Fuller, discovers a shocking secret about the world he lives in. Fearing for his life, he leaves a desperate message for a friend of his in the most unexpected place.

Frequency (2000)

https://youtu.be/i6VQxn6HK_c When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal murders he and his father must find a way to fix the consequences of altering time.

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

https://youtu.be/XIizh6nYnTU A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
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7 Psychological Thrillers That Will Surely Spook You

by Kaylen Summers

Identity (2003)

https://youtu.be/pUktZxwbqrc Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.

The Machinist (2004)

https://youtu.be/H0fuHY4U1UA The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia.

Shutter Island (2010)

https://youtu.be/qdPw9x9h5CY World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.

Split (2017)

https://youtu.be/KIpGKumxiGg Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him — as well as everyone around him — as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.

Insomnia (2002)

https://youtu.be/V8Vu7Zre7h8 Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

https://youtu.be/W6Mm8Sbe__o Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, maybe just the bait to draw him out.

1408 (2007)

https://youtu.be/WIASqPZqnhs A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
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7 Best Superhero Movies Of The Decade

by Kaylen Summers

There is no doubt that the decade saw the progressive evolution of superhero movies as a genre. With more great actors putting on the superhero persona and more brilliant directors working on these movies, there is no time to watch these marvels (no pun intended!) than now. From a decade filled with so many awesome superheroes, we have picked up 7 movies that are sure to entertain you and make you crave for more.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay-Xg1oTeAs Any list about the genre will not be complete without mentioning Nolan's Batman Trilogy. Since, we need to include more movies, we are mentioning only the best one from the three (though all three are brilliant). In the Dark Knight, Batman is up against his nemesis Bane- a rising terrorist mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham by unleashing a reign of chaos.

Deadpool (2016)

https://youtu.be/FyKWUTwSYAs Deadpool made comic-book movies stretch even further with its R-rated cockiness. The movie is about the origin of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson.  After being subjected to a rogue experiment,  he is  left with accelerated healing powers. With his newly gained superpowers, he adopts the alter ego Deadpool to find and kill the man who destroyed his life.

Iron Man 2 (2010)

https://youtu.be/8hYlB38asDY This is where it all began. Ironman was not that popular when compared to other superheroes like Batman and Spiderman. But, this movie turned everything upside down and made him into a pop culture icon. It also set in motion one of the biggest and most popular cinematic franchises available today.

The Avengers (2012)

https://youtu.be/eOrNdBpGMv8 Ironman was only the starting point. The great ambition was to bring together a number of superheroes from different movies into a huge crossover movie. And the world saw it happen with The Avengers. It is Nick Fury, director of the  S.H.I.E.L.D., who finds the need of a team to help save the world from a huge disaster. Thus began the Avenger initiative.

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

https://youtu.be/hA6hldpSTF8 What started with The Avengers finally came to an end a decade later with Endgame. The movie picks up after the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos has accomplished his plans and half of the universe is now gone. Now, what is remaining of the Avengers must assemble once more to somehow undo Thanos' actions and make the universe return to its original state.

Aquaman (2018)

https://youtu.be/WDkg3h8PCVU We all know how DC's attempts to build a coherent universe has gone through the ages. However, we can proudly say that movies like Aquaman and Wonderwoman are surely the best from DC to date. Aquaman tells the story about Atlantis, an underwater kingdom that once was home to the most advanced civilization on Earth. Now, it is ruled by the power-hungry King Orm with an enormous army at his disposal.  As the mad king is planning to conquer the remaining oceanic people and then the surface world, it is up to Arthur Curry aka Aquaman to stop him and take his rights to the throne.

Black Panther (2018)

https://youtu.be/xjDjIWPwcPU

There is a huge criticism that Marvel movies lack strong content. But, Black Panther perhaps a strong narrative and subtle messages than any other Marvel movie. King T'Challa is ruler of the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda. As he is chosen to become the new leader of the nation. However, he is challenged for the throne by an old unexpected member of his own family. Now, he must stop him to prevent Wakanda from starting a world war.

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11 Movie Quotes For New Year’s Eve That Are Timeless

by Kaylen Summers

New Year's Eve is special for everyone. And To add greatness to the occasions we have gathered 11 movie quotes that you can share with your near and dear. For this list, we have included quotes that are heart-warming, inspiring and overall joyful. Take a look at these movie quotes and see if you can remember which movie they are from.

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”

— Lord of the Rings

 

"You know how I always dread the whole year? Well this time I'm only going to dread one day at a time."

— Charlie Brown

 

"Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one ... Jonah, wake up. The ball's dropping."

— Sleepless in Seattle

 

"Yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it — you can either run from it or learn from it."

— The Lion King

 

"And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

— When Harry Met Sally

 

"When that ball drops at midnight — and it will drop — let's remember to be nice to each other, kind to each other. And not just tonight but all year long."

 New Year's Eve

 

"I'm sure we'll all live to regret this."

— A Long Way Down

 

"There are no other guests, we don't want to share this night with other people."

— Sunset Boulevard

 

"You don't roll the dice on New Year's."

 A Lot Like Love

 

"I solemnly swear I am up to no good."

— Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

 

"A little party never killed nobody."

The Great Gatsby

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7 Netflix Original Movies To Start The New Year

by Kaylen Summers

Mudbound

https://youtu.be/vAZWhFI9lLQ 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

https://youtu.be/eNEtyax1wH8 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.

Between Two Ferns: The Movie

https://youtu.be/OjljgkCQv5c 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.

The Laundromat

https://youtu.be/wuBRcfe4bSo 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

https://youtu.be/Ws1YIKsuTjQ Post numerous failed to 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.

The Two Popes

https://youtu.be/BeqdEuZcN5k 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.

The Meyerowitz Stories

https://youtu.be/MYzFieit8dI 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!
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8 Brilliant Movies To Start A Wonderful New Year

by Kaylen Summers

A new year means new hopes and new beginnings. But, if you really had a tiresome year like the rest of us, then finding a good inspiration to start fresh can be a tough job. Lucky for us, there are many movies that can easily inspire us and give us the strength to begin new. Here is the list of 8 brilliant movies to start a wonderful new year.

Chasing Ice (2012)

https://youtu.be/eIZTMVNBjc4 National Geographic photographer James Balog is known for his cover story on climate change and glaciers. It is one of the most popular and well-read pieces in the last five years. However, for Balog, working on that story only kick-started a larger and longer-term project was an epic in proportions.

West Side Story (1961)

https://youtu.be/JBTzjbvagIQ This famous musical is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet. However, the old setting is replaced by the harsh blacktop of 1950s Manhattan. Lovers Maria and Tony are caught up in the battle between their gangster families. Realizing that the feud will only end in disastrous consequences, Maria sends Tony to put an end to the fight.

Pretty in Pink (1988)

https://youtu.be/y-X5ixDLuhM This Brat Pack rom-com tells the story of an idiosyncratic teenager who is from the wrong side of the tracks. She falls in love with one of her more popular and wealthy classmates. This creates huge dismay among their respective friends. Will the two overcome their obstacles and finally unite?! You have to watch it, to find out.

Lost in Translation (2003)

https://youtu.be/1s4YQqnbnM8 Two lost souls visiting Tokyo — the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial — find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other’s company, away from their lives in America.

The Age of Adaline (2015)

https://youtu.be/7UzSekc0LoQ After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.

Okja (2017)

https://youtu.be/AjCebKn4iic Taking the Cannes Film Festival by storm, this movie tells the tale of a giant, genetically-engineered pig and a plucky young Korean girl who will do whatever it takes to save it. Breath-taking cinematography, huge star cast, and moral tale make this movie worth watching.

Forrest Gump (1994)

https://youtu.be/bLvqoHBptjg When it comes to all inspiring movies, Tom Hanks has a lot to tell. Here is another flick from the master actor. Teh tale is about a man with a low IQ who accomplished great things in his life. He has been present during significant historic events than anyone had imagined he could do. However, even after all he has achieved, his one true love avoids him.

Love & Other Drugs (2010)

https://youtu.be/h6w7Dh-QxzY Maggie is a lovable free spirit. She who won’t let anyone or anything tie her down. But finally, she meets her match in Jamie. He is relentless and charming and works in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. The relationship between these two takes them both by surprise. They find themselves under the spell of the superior drug: love.
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Best Animation Movies Of 2019

by Kaylen Summers

Spies In Disguise

https://youtu.be/6FK19sxxnBU Spies in Disguise animated spy, comedy film which revolves around the characters of super-spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett. Walter invents the super-cool gadgets that Lance uses in his mission. However, is not as social as Lance. When events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way, as Lance must save the world disguised as a pigeon.

The Addams Family

https://youtu.be/xFCrR3Uw6Mk The Addams Family (2019) marks the return of the famous comics/animated series back to the big screen. This time the kookiest family on the block has to face off against the 21st century and its treacherous, greedy, arrogant and sly reality TV host Margaux Needler. The movie features the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler, and Allison Janney.

Klaus

https://youtu.be/taE3PwurhYM Klaus (2019) is a retelling of the Santa Claus tale. The movie follows a  postman who is posted to a frozen town in the North for being the worst postman at the academy. He eventually finds Klaus, who is good at making toys and makes a deal with him to deliver his toys.

Frozen 2

https://youtu.be/bwzLiQZDw2I Sequel to Frozen (2013), Frozen 2 takes place three years after the events of the first film. Elsa and her sister embark on a new journey beyond their homeland of Arendelle in order to discover the origin of Elsa’s magic powers and save their kingdom. They are joined by Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven.

Abominable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrgVtuDRBjM Abominable, even though an animation feature with a cute fluffy creature, is not something that your children would consider watching. The deeper, thoughtful philosophy is mostly for mature audiences than little ones. With that being said, the movie is watchable and good for recommending to someone who is down and facing challenges in their life.
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7 Awesome Suspense Thrillers of 2019

by Kaylen Summers

Low Tide

https://youtu.be/I2b5dmkDUa4 Low Tide tells the story about teenager Alan and his younger brother. They find a bag of coins on a dead man’s island home. Even though they hide it from their friends, one of them grows suspicious and eventually finds out about it. Now, the violently unpredictable friend is willing to do anything to get the coins all for himself.

The Fanatic

https://youtu.be/I2b5dmkDUa4 The Fanatic tells the story about Moose. He is a rabid movie fan who is obsessed with his favorite celebrity action hero, Hunter Dunbar. When he gets cheated on an opportunity to meet Hunter, he turns to stalk the celebrity to get the attention he feels he deserves. What started off as a harmless act, eventually turns into life-threatening.

47 Meters Down: Uncaged

https://youtu.be/AvXjx8SZbv8 47 Meters Down: Uncaged tells the story of four teens who sneak away from their vacation crew and decides to explore a ruined underwater city. They soon realize that they are trapped inside the underwater ruins. Adding more horror to the situation is the fact that they are in the territory of the deadliest shark species in the ocean.

The Lighthouse

https://youtu.be/Hyag7lR8CPA The Lighthouse is the 2019 black-and-white psychological horror film directed by Robert Eggers. It features Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson as two lighthouse keepers who are faced with loneliness, friendship and their fears. They soon start to lose their sanity and become threatened by their worst nightmares.

Angel Has Fallen

https://youtu.be/l4AQchYSxwc Angel Has Fallen (2019) tells the story about Secret Service agent Mike Banning. He is accused of a failed assassination attempt on the U.S. President Allan Trumbull. In order to clear his name and find the real threat to the president, Banning escapes from his captors. He soon turns to unlikely allies to help save the country from imminent danger.

21 Bridges

https://youtu.be/qaZoSTG10lw 21 Bridges tell the story about an expertly trained NYPD detective named Andre Davis (Chadwick Boseman). A gang of cop killers is on the run. In order to defeat them, Andre puts all of New York City on a lockdown. As the night unfolds, he soon becomes unsure of who to pursue, and who’s in pursuit of him.

Gemini Man

https://youtu.be/6orc_lHvJKY Gemini Man tells the story of Henry Brogan, who is an elite assassin. He becomes the target of a mysterious assassin who can predict his every move. However, he soon realizes that the man who’s trying to kill him is a younger, faster, cloned version of himself.
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7 Must-Watch Movies Of 2019 That You Need To See

by Kaylen Summers

Fundamentally, what are good movies? They are ones that transport, challenge, and entertain us. With that being said there are a lot of movies released in 2019 that fit this description. But, going to all of them at once can be a real mood-killer. So we have picked up some of the best movies that are worth your time. Here is our list for the 7 must-watch movies of 2019.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

https://youtu.be/NGv4t5XYl3A Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) marks the conclusion to the Skywalker Saga of Star Wars. Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron resume their journey with the power and knowledge of generations behind them. The narrative continues with the surviving Resistance facing off against the First Order again.

The Irishman

https://youtu.be/RS3aHkkfuEI The Irishman is the upcoming biographical crime film based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses. The movie focuses on Frank Sheeran, a mob hitman, and World War II vet. He is involved with the Bufalino crime family and plays a key role in the disappearance of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa, his longtime friend.

Terminator: Dark Fate

https://youtu.be/oxy8udgWRmo Terminator Dark Fate (2019) follows the story of the franchise 27 years after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. In order to terminate Dani Ramos and hybrid cyborg human protector, a new modified liquid metal Terminator is sent from the future by Skynet. However, as going gets tough, Sarah Connor comes to their aid, as well as the original Terminator.

Knives Out (2019)

https://youtu.be/sL-9Khv7wa4 Knives Out (2019) is a modern take on the murder mystery genre, starring  Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, LaKeith Stanfield, and Noah Segan in lead roles. The events of the movie follow the investigation of the suspicious death of a presumably wealthy patriarch Harlem Thrombey, played by Christopher Plummer, on the night of his 85th birthday.

Frozen 2 (2019)

https://youtu.be/bwzLiQZDw2I Sequel to Frozen (2013), Frozen 2 takes place three years after the events of the first film. Elsa and her sister embark on a new journey beyond their homeland of Arendelle in order to discover the origin of Elsa’s magic powers and save their kingdom. They are joined by Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven.

Uncut Gems (2019)

https://youtu.be/vTfJp2Ts9X8 Uncut Gems (2019) tells the story of a jewelry dealer to the rich and famous.  His merchandise is taken from one of his top sellers and girlfriend to pay his debts. Now, he must find a way to turn the merchandise as well as pay off his debts.

Ford V Ferrari (2019)

https://youtu.be/I3h9Z89U9ZA Ford V Ferrari (2019) is about American automotive designer Carroll Shelby and fearless British race car driver Ken Miles. Together there are on a battle with corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own egos to build Ford a motor vehicle that can beat Ferrari on the track.
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6 Good Action Movies From 2019 That You Forgot To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

2019 was a really busy year. There will many great movies and history-making cinema moments. In the midst of all these big releases and tentpoles, there were many brilliantly crafted action movies that we completely have forgotten to watch. Now is the time to get a recap and watch as many of them before the New Year. We all want a fresh and clear watchlist before going into the next lap. Here is the list of good action movies from 2019 that you forgot to watch.

Angel Has Fallen

https://youtu.be/l4AQchYSxwc Angel Has Fallen (2019) tells the story about Secret Service agent Mike Banning. He is accused of a failed assassination attempt on the U.S. President Allan Trumbull. In order to clear his name and find the real threat to the president, Banning escapes from his captors. He soon turns to unlikely allies to help save the country from imminent danger.

Zombieland: Double Tap

https://youtu.be/ZlW9yhUKlkQ Zombieland: Double Tap is the sequel to the 2009 Zombieland. The movie stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and Bill Murray all reprising their roles from the first film. They are joined by an additional cast consisting of Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson, Thomas Middleditch, Avan Jogia, and Dan Aykroyd.

Gemini Man

https://youtu.be/6orc_lHvJKY Gemini Man tells the story of Henry Brogan, who is an elite assassin. He becomes the target of a mysterious assassin who can predict his every move. However, he soon realizes that the man who’s trying to kill him is a younger, faster, cloned version of himself.

The Kitchen

https://youtu.be/gOmxbpwg0rU The Kitchen is a crime- thriller movie based on the Vertigo comic book miniseries of the same name. In the movie, three mobsters are sent to prison by the FBI. Their housewives, however, took over the Irish mafia’s matters into their own hands. They eventually became Hell Kitchen’s most feared mobsters.

Charile’s Angels (2019)

https://youtu.be/voYLots_ZOg Charlies Angels (2019) reboots the 2000 action-comedy. A young systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology. Now, the Charles Angels are on the run to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. They will risk their lives to protect us.

6 Underground (2019)

https://youtu.be/YLE85olJjp8 6 Underground (2019) tells the story about 6 billionaires who fake their death. They formed a vigilante squad eventually to take down notorious criminals. Directed by Michael Bay, the film stars Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Dave Franco, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Peyman Maadi, Adria Arjona, Corey Hawkins, and Ben Hardy.
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6 Awesome Bruce-Lee Movies Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

There is no doubt that Bruce Lee is one of the most famous, martial art actors to have appeared on the Holywood screens. Though many has imitated and followed his path into Hollywood, he still remains the most memorable martial arts star. Yet, it's hard to find his best movies. Many of his early works were dubbed from Chinese. Later he started making movies in English itself. He even wrote and directed many of his works. Here is a list of his 6 awesome movies of all-time.

The Way of the Dragon (1972)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXRpVBf9NLI 1h 40min | Action, Crime Tang Lung came to Rome to help his cousins with their restaurant business. He soon realizes that a big syndicate is pressuring them to sell their property and they will stop at nothing. With Tang getting involved in the issue, they are want to defeat him too. For this, they hire the best Japanese and European martial artists to fight Tang.

The Big Boss (1971)

https://youtu.be/bIkaWTCi49A 1h 40min | Action Chen moves with his cousins to work at an ice factory. He has promised his family that he would never get involved in any fight. However, as his family members started disappearing, he is forced to break the vow in order to solve the mystery and take on the villains.

Game of Death (1978)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6Ic_4m6tYE&feature=youtu.be 1h 34min | Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime When a martial arts movie star realizes that some people are out to kill him, he fakes his own death. Now, he must find who is after him without letting anyone know that he is still alive.

Game of Death II (1981)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSaY7E9CZXk Here is a martial art movie with an awesome crime-revenge plot. Bruce Lee's brother is out to find the people who murdered his friend. Unfortunately, he also ends up dead. Now, it is up to  Bruce Lee to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Enter the Dragon (1973)

https://youtu.be/tB-QGOChuQc 1h 42min | Action This one is perhaps one of the most famous works from Bruce Lee.  The plot is about a martial artist who agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord. As a cover, he will be participating in a martial arts tournament held there.

Fist of Fury (1972)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAyA3rsSe80 1h 48m | Drama, Thriller  Chen Zhen moved to Thailand from China in hopes to start a new life without violence. He made a promise to his mother to stay out of trouble and even wears a necklace to remind him of it. But, when he finds out the factory he works for is actually part of a drug ring,  decides to take the action into his own hands and confront his corrupt boss.
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7 Movies That Every Parent Should Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Life is complicated and when it comes to family relations things aren't any better. We all wish that we could understand our parents or children better. We all wish that there was some guide that could help us solve out the confusion between our family. Lucky for us, there are many movies that do the same wonders. To help you even further we have carefully picked out 7 movies that every parent should watch to understand their kids better. So, gather your loved ones and start watching these miracles in motion. They are sure to change your perspective and leave a smile on your face.

Good Will Hunting (1997)

https://youtu.be/ReIJ1lbL-Q8 Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ. Yet he is working as a janitor at MIT.  But, when he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, Professor Gerald Lambeau realizes his talents and decides to help him reach his potential. Watch this movie to be truly inspired and live your life to your maximum.

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

https://youtu.be/VWyH_twcMl0 We all need more of Olive’s confidence. She is chubby, bespectacled and fabulous. there may be moments when she might doubt it. But she knows that there is no one actually like her.

Easy A (2010)

https://youtu.be/KNbPnqyvItk Olive is an average high school student. She leads a below-the-radar existence. However, things change drastically for her over one night. She uses the school's gossip grapevine to become popular among other students. Unfortunately, things go out control and all her classmates are turning against her. Will she be able to turn things around before landing in some more trouble? Or is everything lost forever?

Coco (2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvr68u6k5sI Miguel family has a generations-old ban on music. But, that doesn't stop Miguel from dreaming to become an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Now, to prove his talent and to unlock the real story behind his family history, Miguel must go through an adventurous journey through the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead.

Wonder (2017)

https://youtu.be/ZDPEKXx_lAI Wonder tells the story of a young kid named August Pullman. He has some facial differences and that puts him at the center of many insecurities. Not to mention the many bullies who are trying to make fun of him. Despite all the hurdles, he finally decides to face the music by entering fifth grade for the first time in a mainstream elementary school.

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

https://youtu.be/8Sf4Lwxg6lQ Eleven-year-old Akeelah Anderson has a not-so-easy life.  Her father is no more, her mom doesn't care about her and her brother ruining his life with the local gangs. But, all these adversities are not going to stop Akeelah. Even when everything around her threatens her aspirations, the young girl overcomes it all to become an inspiration to her community.

Soul Surfer (2011)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWeOjBCi3c4&feature=youtu.be Based on the true story of a teen surfer named Bethany Hamilton, this flick will make you cry, cheer and inspired.  Bethany loses her arm in a shark attack. However, she is not going let fate get in the way of her dreams. The courageous young woman overcame all odds and becomes a champion again with unwavering determination and faith.
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8 Best Family Friendly Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Sometimes the best option to spend time with our family is by watching movies. However, finding the right one that could entertain all the family members and be kid-friendly at the same time can be a challenge. With the arrival of streaming platforms, our viewing options have become vast and wide. But, that didn't solve the problem. That’s why we’ve specially curated a list of the best movie-watching options for all ages to enjoy on Netflix. Here is our list of 8 best family-friendly movies on Netflix.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

https://youtu.be/g4Hbz2jLxvQ Spiderman gets killed and now it’s up to Miles Morales to take his place. He has already got the superpower after getting bitten by a spider.  However, things get out of control as he meets alternate versions of spiderman on an epic battle to save the multiverse.

The Theory of Everything (2014)

https://youtu.be/Salz7uGp72c Based on the extraordinary life of one of the most brilliant minds we have ever seen, The Theory of Everything is about none other than the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. His life, his relationship with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde, and his struggles are inspiring and deeply moving.

Collateral Beauty (2016)

https://youtu.be/w1tfLWxcEzw After a personal tragedy, a man retreats from life and questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. But, what he didn’t expect was to receive answers for them. He eventually realizes how life interlocked everything and how even loss had meaning and beauty.

Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019)

https://youtu.be/BK0rbzLk0YI This movie has a true story of survival that will surely inspire your children.  Amberley Snyder is a nationally ranked barrel racer. After barely surviving an automobile accident, she is now paralyzed from the waist down. But with strong will-power and determination, she fights back to her place in the sport she loves.

The Jungle Book (2016)

https://youtu.be/8C0nMzyMPPA We all know this epic tale, right? Now, it’s time that your kids see this one too. Mowgli is a boy who was raised in the jungle by a pack of wolves. The villainous Shere Khan, a tiger, is out to kill him. But with the help of a mentor panther and a friendly bear, Mowgli escapes his clutches.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

https://youtu.be/7wd5KEaOtm4 Edgar Wright is known for his iconic movie-making style and brilliant transitions that he uses. Scott Pilgrim is a 23-year-old Canadian gamer. But, his real ambition is to become a famous rockstar. He eventually falls in love with an American delivery girl named Ramona Flowers. But, in order to date her, he must now defeat her seven evil exes.

 The Little Prince (2016)

https://youtu.be/9gARHWfXE40 The Little Prince is an animated composition, based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 children’s classic. The movie is about a relationship between a child and her aviator neighbor.  However, the center character is the little prince from outer space. He comes to the earth and falls in love with a high strung rose. But as time passes he grows up to lose his innocence and starts accepting the ruthless norms of the world.

Black Panther (2019)

https://youtu.be/dxWvtMOGAhw We all love this one for its ambitious- yet brilliant take on an imaginary hidden society that has found a balance between tradition and technology. Although there are some sloppy parts, this superhero movie has some serious political and cultural undertones. The completely functional plot and its cultural connections make this one more than just excellent.
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8 Cool Spy Movies You Need to Watch At Least Once

by Kaylen Summers

Scorching dramas, pensive political fables, twisted romances, or classic shaken-not-stirred sex appeal. Hollywood spy movies have the right formula to satisfy all audiences. Though we are only familiar with Hunt, Bourne, and Bond, there are many spy thrillers that are worth watching. We have made a list of such movies that you need to watch at least once. Get your popcorn and start binge-watching them.

Lust, Caution (2007)

https://youtu.be/CizN-DvGhrc 2h 36min | Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller This movie tells the story of a secret agent who is suppose to seduce and then assassinate an officer during World War II.  The officer is working for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. However, her mission gets clouded when she realizes that she is falling for the man she is suppose to kill.

True Lies (1994)

https://youtu.be/3B7HG8_xbDw 2h 21min | Action, Thriller Even if you a fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent, your whole life will turn upside down if your wife is having an affair with a used car salesman. This want happens in this movie. And oh yeah!  Some terrorists are also smuggling nuclear warheads into the United States, in between.

The Hunt for Red October (1990)

https://youtu.be/3C2tE7vjdHk 2h 14min | Action, Adventure, Thriller Red October is a new, technologically-superior Soviet sub. But, when the American government realizes that it is heading for the U.S. coast, it is up to a lone CIA analyst Jack Ryan to prove that Ramius is planning to attack and defect. But he has only very little to prove it.

Patriot Games (1992)

https://youtu.be/86janCeyCdg 1h 57min | Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is back again and this time he interferes with an IRA assassination. But, things turn ugly as he realizes that a renegade faction is out targeting him and his family for revenge. Will he be able to save himself and his family before its too late?

From Paris with Love (2010)

https://youtu.be/-jAbatBqqSc 1h 32min | Action, Crime, Thriller James Reese has a good job as an ambassador's aid in France, but his real passion is a side gig—working in a minor role in the CIA. He would love to be a full-fledged agent and can't believe his luck when he lands an assignment with Charlie Wax. Trigger-happy Charlie soon has James crying for his desk job, but when he learns that the same guys they're trying to catch are after him, James realizes that Charlie may be his only hope of survival.

Body of Lies (2008)

https://youtu.be/32dchLiEEVg 2h 8min | Action, Drama, Thriller The CIA is on the hunt to find out the mastermind behind a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is agent on the ground trying to figure out what is going on and prevent them from happening further. His moves are watched by an eye in the sky – a satellite link. As Ferris nears the target, he discovers that the real culprit is not out there. But in the agency itself.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

https://youtu.be/4K4Iv_N9Nno 1h 56min | Comedy, Action, Adventure It is the height of the Cold War. In order to push the United States and the Soviet Union into war, a mysterious criminal organization is planning to use nuclear weapons. Now it is up to CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin to put aside their hostilities and team up to stop the evil from happening.

Spy Game (2001)

https://youtu.be/M1f0c3utHGI Just before his retirement, a veteran CIA agent discovers that his former protégé is sentenced to die the next morning in Beijing, China. The CIA is letting it happen to cover up an international scandal and now it is upto him to save him from getting killed.
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8 Movies Guaranteed To Cheer You Up

by Kaylen Summers

Life is not all colors and for many of us, movies are how we handle the harsh realities and sufferings of daily life. There is a long list of feel-good movies like Legally Blonde, Girls Trip, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Mamma Mia! that can surely lift your spirits and even make you more positive. We have gathered some of the best films from this long list. These favorites are so entertaining that they will surely brighten your not-so-sunny days the second the opening credits start rolling.

Forrest Gump (1994)

https://youtu.be/bLvqoHBptjg No one can uplift your mood like Forrest Gump. The movie is about a man with a low IQ who accomplished great things in his life. He has been present during significant historic events than anyone had imagined he could do. However, even after all he has achieved, his one true love avoids him.

The Terminal (2004)

https://youtu.be/B-suuEQyoVc In this movie, Tom Hanks is stuck at the airport. Viktor Navorski lost his country for some political reasons. But, the problem is he was on the plane when this whole thing happened. Now, he’s stranded at Kennedy Airport with a passport that nobody recognizes.

Good Will Hunting (1997)

https://youtu.be/ReIJ1lbL-Q8 Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ. Yet he is working as a janitor at MIT.  But, when he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, Professor Gerald Lambeau realizes his talents and decides to help him reach his potential. Watch this movie to be truly inspired and live your life to your maximum.

The Theory of Everything (2014)

https://youtu.be/Salz7uGp72c The Theory of Everything features the extraordinary story of the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. The movie follows his life journey to become one of the world’s greatest minds. His love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde, their marriage, disease, and passion for knowledge can all be seen vibrant in this movie.

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

https://youtu.be/VWyH_twcMl0 We all need more of Olive’s confidence. She is chubby, bespectacled and fabulous. there may be moments when she might doubt it. But she knows that there is no one actually like her.

Gifted (2017)

https://youtu.be/x7CAjpdRaXU Raising a child is really a hard task. But for Frank, this is more difficult and complicated. Frank is a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary. However, things get problematic for him and Mary when they are drawn into a custody battle with her mother.

Rushmore (1998)

https://youtu.be/GxCNDpvGyss Ambitious teenager Max has a crush on a beautiful first-grade teacher. Max turns to his classmates' father for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated as the adviser becomes involved with her.

Mr. Mom (1932)

https://youtu.be/solr1W5idNY Mr. Mom is so hilarious even after all these years. All was well for the couple- Jack and Caroline. They were living a happy life and making a decent living. However, when Jack lost his job all of a sudden, things got really out of hand. So, now Jack needed up staying at home and looking after the house while Caroline is out at her work. The only problem is that he has never done this before and has no idea what he is up against.
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10 Awesome Movies To Watch When You’re Bored

by Kaylen Summers

We are not new to aimlessly scrolling through our streaming platform trying to find something good to watch. It's like fighting boredom with boredom. However, we have just the right dose of flicks to make you not worry about boredom no more. From heart-warming romantic comedies to fast-paced thrillers to cult classics we have gathered some awesome movies that everyone should see at least once. Go get your glass of wine and settle in for the evening.  Because here are our pick of awesome movies to watch when you're bored.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

https://youtu.be/_2PyxzSH1HM This one is an anthology that 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.

Snatch (2000)

https://youtu.be/ni4tEtuTccc Made in his iconic film making style, this crime comedy from Guy Ritchie is a fun British jaunt starring Brad Pitt and Jason Statham. While one part of the plot follows the diamond thief Benicio del Toro, the other part is about the small-time boxing promoter played by Statham. del Toro is looking to sell his stolen goods to some double-crossing gangsters. On the other hand, Statham is on the run from a ruthless drug lord who loves to torture.

The Apartment (1960)

https://youtu.be/GX9-5Zxy5us C.C. Baxter decides to play wingman to his philandering office superiors by lending them his apartment for their illicit affairs just to get into their good books. His trade-off seems fair until he finds out that his crush has an affair with his boss and that is just the beginning of Baxter’s miserable yet humorous romantic tragedy. 

The Meyerowitz Stories (2017)

https://youtu.be/MYzFieit8dI 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 Late Bloomer (2016)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lThdKt9aXyM The title marks the late onset of puberty for Peter Newmans who happens to be a sex therapist himself. Tragic? Well just wait until you see how the puberty that is 15 years late to arrive hits him overwhelmingly. All the mood swings and voice cracking happen in just one single month. The movie is strictly not recommended if you find it uncomfortable discussing sex out in the open. Directed by Kevin Pollack and starring Johnny Simmons in the lead role, this movie is a downright horny comedy.

Devil (2010)

https://youtu.be/zyHGmQuxblk Produced and written by none other than M. Night Shyamalan, this movie has one hell of a twisted ending. The flick is about a group of people stuck in an elevator together. Soon, they start dying one by one and it becomes obvious that one among them is behind all this. The movie ends with a shocking reveal of who really is the devil among them.

Beetlejuice (1988)

https://youtu.be/_srx6WPejXs A ghost couple is disturbed by the fact that their home is haunted by a conceited human family. Quite a reversal of roles from the traditional premise of horror movies, this forms the basis for the humorous tale. Beetlejuice ( Michael Keaton) is the star of the show who is hired by the couple to free themselves from the wrath of the humans. Directed by Tim Burton, the spooky horror is carried substantially by Keaton with his manic performance until the very end.

Four Weddings and a Funeral(1994)

https://youtu.be/cqiSMAT-tHQ Don’t mistake it with the recent miniseries on Hulu. We are definitely talking about the classic one. This romantic comedy is so good that you’ll be amazed to know that it is directed by the same person who helmed the Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire movie. Starring Hugh Grant, Four Weddings and a Funeral  tells the story of Charlie, who is uncomfortably busy with four weddings and a funeral. However, among the weirdly big circle of friends present at each event, Charlie keeps on encountering the beautiful American Carrie, played by Andie McDoweel.

Boomerang (1992)

https://youtu.be/Sr60MOJ_fhc The king of comedy, Eddie Murphy is an executive at an advertising firm and leads a highly exciting life as a professional and a philanderer. This is until his new female boss (Robin Givens) with a similar personality only amplified in magnitude gives him a taste of his own medicine and there begins his comeuppance. Set in the backdrop of a misogynistic culture of corporate, the filmmaker conveys the message of love and Karma in the vein of what can be viewed as a sophisticated parody.

Secretary (2002)

https://youtu.be/YgJdbRnCb_A Are all romances about puppy dogs and flowers? This movie says otherwise. From the sexual complexities of dominance and submission to some good old fashioned BDSM, this movie will make you rethink about the generic love stories. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, the movie is about Lee Holloway who takes a job as a secretary for E. Edward Grey (James Spader). The two soon embark on an unusual romantic relationship… Oh, wait! Does the plot sound familiar to you? It is because this movie is everything 50 Shades of Grey tried to be- even down to the protagonist with ‘Grey’ as the second name.
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7 Best Disney-Owned Movies Coming Out In 2020

by Kaylen Summers

Disney is finishing 2019 strong with Frozen II surpassing $1 billion at the global box office and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ready to rock the theatres this week. But, the Mouse House not planning on settling down with all this. They already have a huge line-up set for 2020 and with the number for the new studios that they have acquired over the years, the numbers keep getting bigger and bigger. Looking out for the best ones from this long list seems like a good idea. So, we have broken down Disney's 2020 slate and picked some awesome ones that you don't want to miss. This list includes movies from Disney and other studios owned by Disney, including the newly acquired Fox Studios.

Disney’s Jungle Cruise -24 July

https://youtu.be/ydnzilTiBcY Disney’s Jungle Cruise (2020) is an adventure movie based on the famous theme park ride of the same name. The movie is set in the early 20th century and is about a riverboat captain named Frank who takes a scientist and her brother into the jungle. Their mission is to find the tree of life, which has great healing powers.

Pixar’s Soul - 18 June

https://youtu.be/4TojlZYqPUo Joe Gardner is a middle school music teacher. He is a longtime dream is to perform jazz music on stage. However, when he finally gets a chance, an accident causes Gardner’s soul to be separated from his body. He is transported to the “You Seminar”, where must work with souls to develop and gain passions before being transported to a newborn child.

Free Guy - 3 July

https://youtu.be/X2m-08cOAbc Free Guy is about a bank-teller named ‘Guy’. He discovers that he is actually an NPC inside an open-world video game. He gathers the courage and finally decides to become the hero of his own story. As his whole game world is about to go offline, it is now up to Guy to find a way and save the day.

Disney's Mulan - 27 March

https://youtu.be/KK8FHdFluOQ Disney' Mulan is the live-action retelling of the 1998 animated film of the same name. The movie tells the story of a tomboyish girl who disguises herself as a young man.  She wants to fight with the Imperial Chinese Army and defend the country from Northern invaders.

Onward -4 March

https://youtu.be/HxKXiQvyG_o Onward (2020) is the upcoming animation feature from Disney and Pixar. Two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot are given a wizard staff that could summon their dead father for one day. However, with their magic, they could only bring half of him back. Now, the brothers are on a journey to find more magic so that they could spend one last day with their father.

Black Widow -1 May

https://youtu.be/RxAtuMu_ph4 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.

The King’s Man - 14 February

https://youtu.be/0pbLPOrTSsI Directed and produced by Matthew Vaughn, and written by Karl Gajdusek, The King’s Man is a prequel to the Kingsman film series. The plot of the movie takes place during the early-1900s and describes how the spy agency was formed.
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8 Best Comedy Movies on Hulu That You Never Knew

by Kaylen Summers

The thing about humor is that you don't need a clear-cut genre movie to make audience laugh. We are not talking about those awful movies that we all make fun of for its dorky plot and lame CGI. Good humor in any genre will only increase the charm of the narrative. But, such intelligent works of art are really hard to find. Luckily, Hulu has plenty of options to give you and you can secure a much-needed laugh with our list of the best comedy movies on Hulu. These are romantic comedies, sci-fi comedies, comedies comedies and more.

Super (2010)

https://youtu.be/tLj_Bzw8n90 If you haven't seen Super yet, you are missing out on one of the best and entertaining take on the superhero genre. Remarkably similar to Kick-Ass, the movie really stretches the dark aspect of "dark comedy." But, that's just icing, the real cherry on top is that this one comes from the Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn.

Mr. Mom (1932)

https://youtu.be/solr1W5idNY Mr. Mom is so hilarious even after all these years. All was well for the couple- Jack and Caroline. They were living a happy life and making a decent living. However, when Jack lost his job all of a sudden, things got really out of hand. So, now Jack needed up staying at home and looking after the house while Caroline is out at her work. The only problem is that, he has never done this before and has no idea what he is up against.

Sorry to Bother You (2018)

https://youtu.be/enH3xA4mYcY Boots Riley's 2018 film, Sorry to Bother You is not just a mere comedy. It is a masterpiece. The story is set in an alternate version of Oakland. Cassius Green is a black telemarketer, who discovers a magical key to gain quick professional success. It propels him into a macabre universe. Will he be able to gain all the things he want? Stream to find out.

Juno (2007)

https://youtu.be/K0SKf0K3bxg Life is full of unexpected moments. Some can be awfully sad, while others can be surprisingly hilarious. It all really depends on how you look at it. Take Juno for example. Juno, an offbeat young teenager is faced with an unplanned pregnancy. However, her unusual decision about her unborn child is what makes this little movie all the charming.

Frank (2014)

https://youtu.be/-catC4tBVyY This movies eccentric and scary at time. But, it still manages to be funny overall. How?! With the titular character wearing a big paper-mache head though out the movie, it can be enigmatic and hilarious at the same time. The movie is about a  young wannabe musician who joins an eccentric pop band. The led of the band is the mysterious Frank.

Shrek (2001)

https://youtu.be/W37DlG1i61s In a way, Shrek is kind of like a family-friendly Deadpool. Not to the superhero world, but to the fairy tale world. The movie is about a likable ogre named Shrek. He is on a mission to save a gorgeous princess from a fire-breathing dragon.

I, Tonya (2017)

https://youtu.be/iZbTLdDHRvs Right now, you must be wondering how this movie ended up in a list for comedy movies? After all, it is a real life story about one of the most controversial sport-person. Well, we are here to tell you that there is a lot hidden humor in this movie than you know. I, Tonya portrays the lower-class America that finds dark humor in the most strangest and uncomfortable places.

Booksmart (2019)

https://youtu.be/tX2MvB0kyA0 Booksmart belongs to the genre that keeps getting exhausted over many generation of high school comedies. However, this one is the story of Generation X. On the eve of their graduation, two teenagers realize that they should have worked less and enjoyed more. But, they are not willing to give up that easily. The girls decide to have all the four-year-fun in one night.
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7 Cheesy Movies Perfect For The Holiday Season

by Kaylen Summers

Celebrating Christmas won't be complete without putting on matching Christmas pajamas, kicking back with your nearest and dearest, and streaming some awesome holiday classics. From classic black-and-white movies like It's a Wonderful Life to recent hilarious rom-coms like Holiday Engagement and 12 Dates of Christmas, keep in mind that there is a whole lot to choose from, however. Since you are busy getting ready for the holiday celebrations, we have gathered some of the heart-warming classic movies that never fail to deliver. Here's our list. You can add more movies to the list by commenting on the section below.

Just Friends (2005)

https://youtu.be/5GbWk--Cv0Q Jamie and Chris are old high school friends.  Chris is deeply in love with Jamie, but Jamie only wants to be friends with him. However, ten years later, when Chris returned back to his hometown for the holidays, he is sure that he will win Jamie’s heart. Will she finally realize his love? Will the holiday season bring joy and happiness into their hearts? You have to watch it, to find out.

The Holiday (2006)

https://youtu.be/byNq5LU8my0 This Christmas love story has Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz in the lead role. The two women swap homes for two weeks before the holidays. Winslet’s character ends up in Los Angeles, while Diaz is in a cottage in Surrey, England. However, things turn romantic as both ladies fall in love with their new locales. Talk about holiday season magic.

Merry Kissmas (2015)

https://youtu.be/gkA-5vK6EG4 Kayla is in a relationship with a controlling choreographer. But, when she happens to fall for a handsome man, the choreographer starts to behave nicely. Now, she is stuck between which man she really loves. How will she ever overcome her self-doubts and find her one true love?!

Love Actually (2003)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOS-HMiVejo This rom-com ‘holiday classic’ and is watched by millions each Christmas. The movie takes us to a holiday season where eight unrelated couples try to deal with their relationships in different ways. With their passion languishing, will the couples be able to find joy and love?!

The Holiday Calendar (2018)

https://youtu.be/km7gv28_uX0 Ready for some Christmas magic?! Abby receives a mysterious Advent calendar from her grandfather. What she didn’t know was that every gift she receives from it was a clue about what was going to happen to her that day. Will she be meeting her one true love? Will she finally get her dream job? Go watch this movie to find out.

White Christmas (1954)

https://youtu.be/3n3-UtakD3I There is nothing more Christmas-y than White Christmas. This iconic Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye movie is not just known for its holiday songs, but also for its adorable romantic moments. Not to mention the awesome dance sequences.

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

https://youtu.be/nsJxyUvkB_E Sandra Bullock saves a man from an L train on Christmas Day. As he is admitted to the hospital, the nurse mistakes her as his fiancee. Eventually, she becomes close to his family and ends up falling for the man’s brother. Well, that's enough problems in one movie.
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7 Must-Watch Classic Movies On Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

Hulu is mostly known for streaming current television (and of course, a few of their original shows). But, what many movie lovers still don't know is its surprisingly extensive library of movies, all free to subscribers. With movies from almost all genres, there are many classic movies in this streaming service that are worth watching. Lucky for you, we have created a list of such movies to help you start streaming right away. Here are 7 must-watch movies on Hulu:

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)

https://youtu.be/oBUAQGwzGk0 Steven Spielberg completing a project that was originally conceived by Stanley Kubrick may seem like a great moment in movie history. However, when the movie was released back in the day, fans were divided.  Today, the movie has become a genre masterpiece. The plot is about David, an artificial boy longing to be real. If you haven't seen the movie for some time,  now is the right time to revisit it. The movie's representation of the impactful climate change and the role of technology in our lives will certainly feel relatable now.

Chasing Amy (1997)

https://youtu.be/1BR1mNP_fuo Yes, you heard it right. Back in the '90s, this movie was nicknamed as the "Ben Affleck falls in love with a lesbian" movie. Though the plot is pretty much that, Chasing Amy is more about love than just sexual politics. It explores the male insecurity in finding love and maintaining it and other human emotions. The movie is a wonderfully crafted rom-com with a bittersweet ending.

Chicken Run (2000)

https://youtu.be/jevaUcKLoMY If you are looking for precious, quality family films on Hulu, then you should definitely try out this 2000 hit from Peter Lord and Nick Park.  The movie shares a similar to prison break movies. But, this time it is the chickens who will be breaking out. Besides that, the movie also held the title for the highest-grossing stop-motion animated film for almost 20 years now.

Escape From Alcatraz (1979)

https://youtu.be/j8c7vTZYVEw Speaking of prison break movies, here is one that is an all-time classic from the genre. Escape from Alcatraz is about three men who try to escape from the maximum-security prison at Alcatraz. The impenetrable federal prison was broken only once and the three men were never to be heard of again.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

https://youtu.be/cqiSMAT-tHQ Don't mistake it with the recent miniseries on Hulu. We are definitely talking about the classic one. This romantic comedy is so good that you'll be amazed to know that it is directed by the same person who helmed the Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire movie. Starring Hugh Grant, Four Weddings and a Funeral  tells the story of Charlie, who is uncomfortably busy with four weddings and a funeral. However, among the weirdly big circle of friends present at each event, Charlie keeps on encountering the beautiful American Carrie, played by Andie McDoweel.

Let the Right One In (2008)

https://youtu.be/X0mn4iYpYxw This one will surely not be your first choice for a romantic movie on Hulu. However, there is something about Let the Right One In that makes it romantic and sweet from all the other movies. Yes, the flick is about a little boy and a little girl vampire and it's a little spooky at times. But, no one will ever deny how sweet it is for this movie to present the beloved as the ultimate protector for her lover.

Fever Pitch (2005)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCWJoPo2HdA You might know Jimmy Fallon only as the host of The Tonight Show, he also had his luck tried in movies. Fever Pitch is one of his best works. This charming adaptation of a Nick Horny book has Fallon paired with Drew Barrymore and a wonderful story that is relevant even today.
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7 Best Superhero Movies To Watch On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Hellboy (2004)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPuEpx5ZICQ Writer/Director: Guillermo del Toro Cast: Ron Perlman, Rupert Evans, Selma Blair, Karel Roden, John Hurt, Doug Jones, and Jeffrey Tambor. During WWII, the Nazis used black magic to conjure a demonic being called Hellboy.  However, the Allies capture him and start raising him as a super-soldier to fight against the evil that made him.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Hbz2jLxvQ Directors: Bob Perischetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman Writers: Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman Cast: Shameik Moore, Mahershala Ali,  Lily Tomlin, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Hailee Steinfeld, Zoe Kravitz, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Brian Tyree Henry, Nicolas Cage, Kathryn Hahn Spiderman gets killed and now it's up to Miles Morales to take his place. He has already got the superpower after getting bitten by a spider.  However, things get out of control as he meets alternate versions of spiderman on an epic battle to save the multiverse.

Incredibles 2 (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOx7tynDoSQ Writer/Director: Brad Bird Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Catherine Keener, Holly Hunter, Huck Milner, Sarah Vowell, Bob Odenkirk, and Samuel L. Jackson. Superheros are banned and it is up to Helen to restore the public's faith in them. While she is off on a mission to capture a supervillain, Bob is left home to take care of their house and children.

Black Panther (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBPp155Fqa8 Director: Ryan Coogler Writers: Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Martin Freeman, and Andy Serkis This Oscar-winning Marvel Studios has T'Challa returning home to Wakanda after the death of his father. Now he has to inherit his throne. But, with a powerful enemy from his own family threatening to attack his nation, will he be able to be the hero that everyone demands.

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUkn-enk2RU Director: Peyton Reed Writers: Chris McKenna & Eric Sommers and Paul Rudd & Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins, Michael Pena, and Michelle Pfeiffer Scott Lang is under house arrest. But, a series of events have made him set out to help Dr. Hank Pym enter the quantum realm. With new enemies along the way, it won't be an easy job.

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di9ckGdaaMk Director: Taika Waititi Writers: Eric Pearson and Craig Kyle & Christopher L. Yost Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Jeff Goldblum, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Karl Urban,  Tessa Thompson, and Anthony Hopkins. Thor's hammer Mjolnir is destroyed by Hela, the goddess of death. and now he must escape from the other side of the universe to save his home, Asgard.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPtf9f6hw6I Directors: Joe and Anthony Russo Writers: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo,  Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Don Cheadle,  Tom Hiddleston, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, and Josh Brolin. Thanos, a mad Titan, and his army are off to get their hands on all the infinity stones. However, with the Avengers united to fight, will the mad Titan be able to carry out his evil plans?
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6 Most Iconic Bond Lines Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Whenever the name James Bond is mentioned, the first things that come into our minds are the guns, gadgets and espionage thrills. But there is more to bond than just that. The international man of mystery is known for his wit, playfulness and sexual innuendos. These have given rise to some of the most iconic Bond lines ever. Without further ado, let's take a look at the 10 most iconic Bond lines of all time. If you haven't seen these movies, do check out them too, as they are sure to entertain you.

"I Think He Got The Point"

ITHINKHEGOTTHEPOINT Not all bond moments are hardcore serious. There were plenty of scenes in old Bond movies that were downright funny. The 1965 film Thunderball featuring Sean Connery has this gem that is laughably bad, yet simply hilarious. The scene has 007 sitting on a beach with Domino (Claudine Auger). Domino suddenly notices Largo’s henchmen quietly sneaking behind them. Bond immediately shoots the bad guy with a spear gun and says: "I think he got the point."

"I Always Enjoyed Studying A New Tongue"

IAlwaysEnjoyedStudyingANewTongue In Tomorrow Never Dies, the super-spy tries to learn from a Danish professor named Inga Bergstrom. However, the two ends up making love, leading to the iconic cheesy dialogue from Bond: "I’ve always enjoyed studying a new tongue."

"Keeping The British End Up, Sir"

keepingthebritishendup The Spy Who Loved Me is often considered one of the best Bond movies from Roger Moore. In the movie after defeating Karl Stromberg (Curt Jurgens), Bond and Anya Amasova (Barbara Bach) escapes using a pod.  On the way, the two celebrate their victory by having sex. It is when the superiors ask him what he was doing that Bond makes the funniest reply ever: "Keeping the British end up, sir."

"I Thought Christmas Only Comes Once A Year"

I Thought Christmas Only Comes Once A Year Pierce Brosnan had some of the most poorly received bond movies. The 1999's The World Is Not Enough was not an exception. However, this one-liner is surely something memorable. Denise Richards plays Dr. Christmas Jones, the main Bond girl in the film. Though her character got criticized by many, the name did help make some cringy Bond jokes. One such comes when Christmas and Bond are on the bed together and he cracks the joke:  "I thought Christmas only comes once a year."

"A Martini. Shaken, Not Stirred"

AMartiniShakenNotStirred Fans of Bond will never forget his choice of drink- "A Martini. Shaken, Not Stirred". The line first appeared in Ian Flemming's book and later made its way into the first James Bond movie Dr. No.  Ever since then it started appearing constantly in almost all the Bond movies to date.

"Shocking. Positively Shocking."

shockingsurprisinglyshocking Though most of Bond’s iconic lines are funny jokes, there is no one who delivers it best than Sean Connery. Take this one for example. The pun from the 1964 film Goldfinger would have not been this much fun if it wasn't for his brilliant timing. James Bond was making out with a girl. Suddenly he sees the reflection of a henchman in her eye. He quickly starts to fight the thug and shoves him into the tub, where he gets electrocuted by a lamp. Bond makes an exist saying: "Shocking. Positively Shocking"
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8 Awesome PG13 Movies On Netflix Now

by Kaylen Summers

What exactly is a PG13 rating? According to the guidelines of the Motion Pictures Association of America, PG13 movies are those containing potential material not suitable for children under the age of 13. With that being said, about 60% of the films releasing each year are rated under this category. That itself constitutes a wide bracket of movies to choose from and Netflix has some of the best ones from this huge list. We have lessened your efforts even further by listing the must-watch PG13 movies available on the streaming platform. So, take your bowl of popcorn and start streaming right away.

Seven Pounds (2008)

https://youtu.be/hvu2F6t26hs This is one of those movies that critics hate so badly, while the audiences adore dearly. Making a deviation from the type of movies he was doing at the time, the movie introduced to the world a deeper, more disciplined actor in Will Smith. Telling the story about guilt and redemption, the movie is about Ben Thomas who sets out to redeem himself from the weight of a secret that was holding him back for far too long. But, things take an unexpected turn as he finds himself in love.

Black Panther (2019)

https://youtu.be/dxWvtMOGAhw We all love this one for its ambitious- yet brilliant take on an imaginary hidden society that has found a balance between tradition and technology. Although there are some sloppy parts, this superhero movie has some serious political and cultural undertones. The completely functional plot and its cultural connections make this one more than just excellent.

The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

https://youtu.be/8brYvhEg5Aw This Netflix movie is truly a sci-fi paradox. The movie takes us to a distant future where the planet on the brink of war. Scientists are testing a device to solve an energy crisis. However, they end up opening up a dark alternate reality. If you find concepts about alternate reality fascinating, then this one is your cup of tea.

The Theory of Everything (2014)

https://youtu.be/Salz7uGp72c Based on the extraordinary life of one of the most brilliant minds we have ever seen, The Theory of Everything is about none other than the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. His life, his relationship with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde, and his struggles are inspiring and deeply moving.

Collateral Beauty (2016)

https://youtu.be/w1tfLWxcEzw After a personal tragedy, a man retreats from life and questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. But, what he didn't expect was to receive answers for them. He eventually realizes how life interlocked everything and how even loss had meaning and beauty.

Murder Mystery (2019)

https://youtu.be/5YEVQDr2f3Q There is no doubt that Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler are legends when it comes to comedy.  This latest flick from Netflix has them on a murder mystery. The two play a couple who are on a European vacation to regain the spark in their marriage. However, they somehow end up getting framed for the murder of an elderly billionaire. Will the duo be able to solve the murder and save themselves?!

Okja (2017)

https://youtu.be/AjCebKn4iic Taking the Cannes Film Festival by storm, this movie tells the tale of a giant, genetically-engineered pig and a plucky young Korean girl who will do whatever it takes to save it. Breath-taking cinematography, huge star cast, and moral tale make this movie worth watching.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

https://youtu.be/7wd5KEaOtm4 Edgar Wright is known for his iconic movie-making style and brilliant transitions that he uses. Scott Pilgrim is a 23-year-old Canadian gamer. But, his real ambition is to become a famous rockstar. He eventually falls in love with an American delivery girl named Ramona Flowers. But, in order to date her, he must now defeat her seven evil exes.
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8 Most Awaited Blockbusters Of 2020

by Kaylen Summers

2020 is approaching fast and Hollywood studios are ready at works to collect every penny of your filmgoing dollar. With some awesome action movie releases on the calendar and several highly anticipated sequels, 2020 will be nothing short than epic. Start marking your calendar now. We've gather some of the biggest and best upcoming releases. These are action movies that you really don't want to miss out on.

Bad Boys For Life- 17 January 2020

https://youtu.be/R228yPrwqTo Bad Boys For Life (2020) will see the return of old-school cops Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett. The two are now part of a newly created elite team from the Miami police department called AMMO. They will be teaming up to take down Armando Armas, the ruthless leader of a Miami drug cartel.

Free Guy- 3 July 2020

https://youtu.be/X2m-08cOAbc Free Guy is about a bank-teller named ‘Guy’. He discovers that he is actually an NPC inside an open-world video game. He gathers the courage and finally decides to become the hero of his own story. As his whole game world is about to go offline, it is now up to Guy to find a way and save the day.

Marvel's Black Widow- 1 May 2020

https://youtu.be/RxAtuMu_ph4 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.

The Last Full Measure- 24 January 2020

https://youtu.be/Go8zI2sytEc The Last Full Measure is a movie that takes place in two time periods. Soldiers of the war are recounting their moments fifty-three years later. Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. (“Pits”) is awarded the nation’s highest military honor after his death for his actions on the battlefield.

Bloodshot- 21 February 2020

https://youtu.be/vOUVVDWdXbo Bloodshot (2020) is the upcoming movie based on the comics from Valiant comics. Ray Garrison is a marine who got murdered along with his wife. However, he was resurrected by a team of scientists with the help of nanotechnology. With the nanobots in his bloodstream, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine – Bloodshot.

Birds of Prey- 7 February 2020

https://youtu.be/kGM4uYZzfu0 Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) (2020) joins Harley Quinn as she splits with Joker and teams up with Black Canary, Huntress, and Renee Montoya to protect a young girl named Cassandra Cain from an evil crime lord, Black Mask in Gotham City.

The King’s Man- 14 February 2020

https://youtu.be/0pbLPOrTSsI
Directed and produced by Matthew Vaughn, and written by Karl Gajdusek, The King’s Man is a prequel to the Kingsman film series. The plot of the movie takes place during the early-1900s and describes how the spy agency was formed.

Top Gun: Maverick- 26 June 2020

https://youtu.be/qSqVVswa420 Top Gun: Maverick is the direct sequel to 1986’s Top Gun. The movie takes place 34 years after the events of the original film. Captain Peter “Maverick” Mitchell is the new flight instructor of Top Gun. He guides Bradley, Goose’s son to become an aviator like his father.
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6 Visually Stunning Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

When it comes to cinema, good visuals play a key role in transcending the narrative further. Movies that can dazzle and entertain are the ones that audiences remember the most. However, not all movies possess this quality. So, we decided to find movies with gorgeous imagery that can transport us somewhere magical. Here are some movies that are true feasts for your eyes. These awesome visual treats are in this list because they have bursting shots of color, jaw-droppingly beauty, a different perspective of the world or all. Start streaming them one by one and you too will understand.

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fccho1IyX8Y ⌛1h 48m 🍅72% The visuals composed by Director Brad Silberling and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubeszki in this movie understand the playful creepiness of the Lemony Snicket books. Lubeszki is known for making stunning visuals in movies like Gravity and Tree of Life. a trio of orphans consistently evades the murderous intentions of their mad uncle (played with full force by Jim Carrey). It's just a shame we only got one entry.

Chasing Ice (2012)

https://youtu.be/eIZTMVNBjc4 ⌛1h 14m 🍅76% National Geographic photographer James Balog known for his cover story on climate change and glaciers. It is one of the most popular and well-read piece in the last five years. However, for Balog, working on that story only kick-started a larger and longer-term project was an epic in proportions.

Amelie (2001)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Cza_4HmXaw ⌛2h 2m 🍅79% Amélie is an adorable yet painfully shy girl. She devoted to helping others- often spending her entire day as a matchmaker, guardian angel, or all-around do-gooder. However, when she accidentally met with a handsome stranger, she realized that she was falling in love with him. But, she didn't have the courage to face the music and become the star of her own love story.

Baraka (1992)

https://youtu.be/QcVmt5je88M ⌛1h 36m 🍅83% Baraka is literally a hypnotic watch. This documentary is paralyzingly stunning and has a global vision. With beautifully shot visuals and perfectly composed music, this work of art captures the essence of life and the relationship between man and nature.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

https://youtu.be/Os1G8RtqY2c ⌛2h 41m 🍅76%

The Desolation of Smaug is second in the Hobbit trilogy. The haunting beauty of Gandalf's adventures is more is action-packed, with some memorable photography. In terms of stunning visuals, this movie belongs to a class of its own. A perfect example of this is the moment that the almighty dragon Smaug is revealed through a shower of ill-gotten gold. It is perhaps one of the best shots of the year.

Skyfall (2012)

https://youtu.be/24mTIE4D9JM ⌛2h 23m 🍅71% This outing of the handsome MI6 spy is the highest-grossing from the entire franchise. It is not just the numbers that make this movie unique. It is arguably one of the very best Bond movies and obviously the most beautiful one. The movie's brilliant visual language can be seen right from the first shots where 007 emerges from distant blurry shadow into gun-toting clarity. Cinematographer Roger Deakins' shots are worth enough to be hung on a wall.
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8 Inspiring Movies That Every Woman Should Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Hollywood is known for pleasing their audiences. But, while they do so, they often marginalize many others as well. Take women audiences, for example. Many still believe that they only love light-hearted subjects like romantic comedies. But women, like all humans, are multifaceted and unpredictable. This should be reflected in the movies about them as well. Luckily, there are many visionary filmmakers who share the same notion. We have selected some of these works that every woman should watch at least once. These movies are empowering, joyful, strong and unforgettable.

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWyH_twcMl0 🎨Drama, Comedy ⌛ 1h 41m 🍅91% We all need more of Olive's confidence. She is chubby, bespectacled and fabulous. there may be moments when she might doubt it. But she knows that there is no one actually like her.

Fargo (1996)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn_bBEHz0K8 🎨Drama, Crime ⌛ 1h 38m 🍅93% This Coen brothers neo-noir comedy-thriller has a pregnant detective as the main character. She is investigating the case of two homicidal maniacs. For those who think that movies about punching macho men and exploding cars have high stakes, then you should definitely watch Fargo. Here is a woman who is at her most vulnerable, yet strongest time.

Thelma and Louise (1991)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iBFmKlO4BY 🎨Drama, Mystery ⌛ 2h 10m 🍅84% If you haven't seen this one, you are missing out on the best there is. This movie is iconic for so many reasons. No other movie has ever represented the power of female friendship and support like this one. Two women are on a road trip, taking a break from their day-to-day life. However, things took a wrong turn and now they have to face the whole world, with no one to help expect themselves.

 The Blind Side (2009)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN4oMlAUG_A 🎨Drama, Sports ⌛ 2h 9m 🍅66% This inspiring tale is about the NFL player, Michael Oher. He was a traumatized kid. But, with the love and kindness of a woman, he overcame his worst times and changed his life for the better. He went on to become a prized player for the Baltimore Raven and the Tennessee Titans.

The Color Purple (1985)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSn8hAIGJus 🎨 Period Drama ⌛ 2h 34m 🍅80% Here is another movie that shows how a woman can be of great support to another woman. Being a black woman back in the days means you have to face double discrimination- one based on gender and the other on race. Poor, abused Celie Harris had to face the same. However, her only solace was the friendship she had with two other women Shug and Sofia.

 Erin Brockovich (2000)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P64pl_EP-gs 🎨 Period Drama ⌛ 2h 34m 🍅80% Most people know Erin Brockovich as the woman who fought against the energy corporation Pacific Gas and Electric Company and saved many lives from chromium poisoning. But for us, she is a living symbol of persistence. This movie showcases her fight against the corporate giants.

Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Wlg20PxYbY 🎨 MeloDrama ⌛ 3h 7m 🍅89% Perhaps the most wonderful thing about this movie is that it doesn't make a great deal of two women falling in love with each other. The movie tells the wrenching love story between a french teen and an older art student.

Pitch Perfect (2012)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R-TJ-oqHfU 🎨 Romance, Music ⌛ 1h 52m 🍅80% The movie does have some stereotypes when it portrays the good girls, the mean girls, and the weird girls. But, we can ignore that for a while, as this movie is really entertaining and empowering to watch.  The plot is about a group of misfits coming together to compete at the national a cappella competition.
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7 Ultimate Feel-Good Movies That’ll Make You Smile

by Kaylen Summers

After a busy can week, we all are looking for ways to lift our spirits- and sometimes the best way to do it is just relax and stream a good movie. But, the problem with finding feel-good movies is that not all popular movies can bring back your lost joy. Feel-good movies are those special, lightweight movies that carry an uplifting, thoughtful message that will definitely leave a smile on your face when the credits roll. With that being said, we have selected for you some awe-inspiring feel-good movies that can surely cheer you up. Check out these binge-worthy movies and let us know which one you liked the most.

The Karate Kid (1984)

https://youtu.be/yDi3an8WgN4 ⌛2h 6min⭐8.2/10 Some of you might have already seen this one. But, it is still worthy to be on the list for being the hugely popular classic underdog tale. Daniel LaRusso is hassled by the school bullies. Luckily, it is in his apartment building that martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi lives. He agrees to train Daniel and teaches him more than just self-defense. With newfound confidence and wisdom, will Daniel be able to face off against his tormentors?

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

https://youtu.be/wAtE1cGb1BM ⌛ 2h 15m ⭐8.6/10 There’s no classic Christmas movie like It’s a Wonderful Life. Premiered in 1946, the movies have without a doubt stood the test of time. Guardian angel Clarence Odbody walks George Bailey through an alternate reality George was never born. Holiday movies may come and go, but this is a heartwarming movie that will always stay close to you.

The Squid and the Whale (2005)

https://youtu.be/zaZhnD69vl0 ⌛104 min ⭐ 7.3/10 An indie-pop by Noah Baumbach follows the crumbling marriage of a couple and how it affects their two sons. Both parents are writers but are perceived differently by their children. Inspired by the father, Walt is quiet a talent at school but takes weird decisions of giving up his love life, because his father apparently is not a big fan of monogamy. The mother, on the other hand, has fallen out of love with Bernard and finds a romantic interest in another man.

The Big Sick (2017)

https://youtu.be/PJmpSMRQhhs ⌛2 hours ⭐ 7.6/10 This one is a Prime Video exclusive. Pakistan-born Kumail Nanjiani and graduate student Emily Gardner fall in love. However, with two different cultures, bad things are bound to happen. Emily contracts a mysterious illness.  This forces Kumail to face her parents, his family’s expectations, and his actual feelings.

Forrest Gump (1994)

https://youtu.be/bLvqoHBptjg ⌛2h 22min ⭐ 8.8/10 When it comes to all inspiring movies, Tom Hanks has a lot to tell. Here is another flick from the master actor. Teh tale is about a man with a low IQ who accomplished great things in his life. He has been present during significant historic events than anyone had imagined he could do. However, even after all he has achieved, his one true love avoids him.

Cast Away (2000)

https://youtu.be/4olwbrY2kwE ⌛2h 23min ⭐7.8/10 If you think that all is worse in your life, wait till you meet Chuck. He is a top international manager for FedEx and is in love with Kelly, a Ph.D. student. As they are heading towards marriage, Chuck’s plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He’s the only survivor who washes up on a tiny island with nothing. Now, he needs to find a way to get back to the mainland.

Love & Other Drugs (2010)

https://youtu.be/h6w7Dh-QxzY ⌛1h 52m ⭐6.7/10 Maggie is a lovable free spirit. She who won’t let anyone or anything tie her down. But finally, she meets her match in Jamie. He is relentless and charming and works in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. The relationship between these two takes them both by surprise. They find themselves under the spell of the superior drug: love.
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6 Best Non-Animated Kids Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Finding the right movies to watch with your little ones can be a tiresome job. Especially, if your little ones don't have the patience to wait till you find time a good, child-friendly flick. It's time to sit back and have a relaxing movie night with your kids. Luckily, we've got you covered. After going through all the best kids movies available on Netflix, We've tailored a list of 6 awesome, non-animated, kids movies that you can watch right away. Don't forget to get the snacks!

A Wrinkle in Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhZ56rcWwRQ ⌛1h 50m 🍅42% Meg's father was on a quest to discover a scientific breakthrough. But suddenly, he vanishes into another realm in space. However, with the help of three peculiar beings,  Meg, her brother, Charles, and friend Calvin reaches the realm to find out what dangers are holding her father back and to help him return back home safely. Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK0rbzLk0YI ⌛1h 39m 🍅53% This movie has a true story of survival  that will surely inspire your children.  Amberley Snyder is a nationally ranked barrel racer. After barely surviving an automobile accident, she is now paralyzed from the waist down. But with strong will-power and determination, she fights back to her place in the sport she loves.

Benji (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqtFvSKhKmA ⌛1h 27m 🍅60% This Benji (2018) is an improved retelling of 1974's hugely popular Benji.  The movie tells the story of an adorable stray dog who becomes friends with two kids. But when his new owners go missing, Benji becomes the hero to save the day and his little owners.

The Jungle Book (2016)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C0nMzyMPPA ⌛1h 51m 🍅95% We all know this epic tale, right? Now, it's time that your kids see this one too. Mowgli is a boy who was raised in the jungle by a pack of wolves. The villainous Shere Khan, a tiger, is out to kill him. But with the help of a mentor panther and a friendly bear, Mowgli escapes his clutches.

The Little Rascals (1994)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcOB45HMVzE ⌛1h 28m 🍅23% This movie sure brings back a lot of memories and nostalgia. The movie is about a bunch of kids trying to find funny solutions to their trifles. Even though they are little, these adorable kids sure know how to stir up some trouble.

The BFG (2016)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbzQsLnIrbA ⌛1h 28m 🍅23% Based on Roald Dahl's classic book, this movie is about a young girl named Sophie. She becomes friends with a Big Friendly Giant- the BFG. Now, together they are on a mission to protect the world from something evil. Will they be able to succeed?!
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7 Best Action Movies to Stream on Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Netflix has an awesome line up of content ready for you to stream. However, the best of their movies come under the action and adventure category. They are impressively robust and skillfully crafted movie goodness. There is something for everyone- from silly shoot-'em-ups, awesome superhero flicks, to post-apocalyptic thrillers. But, 'with great content comes great responsibility'. that is, of course choosing the right movie to watch. But, it is not always that easy to do so. That's why we are presenting to you the 7 best action films to watch on Netflix. You won't be feeling bored tonight.

Wheelman (2017)

https://youtu.be/q6hODbsUE7Y
⌛1h 22min⭐3.2 /5
What good are action movies without heist, car chases and revenge? But, if you take this Netflix original for any other action movie, then you're mistaken. Wheelman is a well-oiled entry into that oddly specific crime-action genre of ‘Stoic Getaway Driver Caught in a Crime Gone Awry’ films. It’s more like Drive, but only with a sloppy car and more guns.

The Babysitter (2017)

https://youtu.be/qibY77AWlUc    ⌛1h 25m ⭐4/5 Get ready for some wicked, fun action! Since its release in 2017, this horror-comedy has grown its own cult following. The movie has become extremely popular for its disturbing (yet, oddly entertaining) plot. The team behind the movie is even working on a sequel. Deeply stupid most of the time, it is the movie’s sense of finding humor that takes it to the next level.

The Hurricane Heist(2018)

https://youtu.be/gqkIiQQwPuw ⌛ 103 min ⭐: 3.5/5 The Hurricane Heist is everything that its title says. The movie revolves around a group of thieves who are planning to pull off a massive robbery of the U.S. Treasury’s Mint supply in Alabama. However, what makes this heist nearly impossible is that there is a major category 5 hurricane on the loose, threatening the area. Get you a bowl of popcorn and buckle up! Because there are gonna be guns, cars, money and a monstrous hurricane-all in the same movie.

Game Over, Man! (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7ZHi_dDSnQ
⌛1h 40min⭐2.7/5
Not all action movies need to be dark and tough. Some can be downright funny too. This action-comedy is from the creators of Workaholics paying homage to the classic action film Die Hard. If that isn’t enough reason for you to watch this movie, then you are definitely missing out on a hell lot of fun.

Triple Frontier (2019)

https://youtu.be/Fo3yRLLrXQA ⌛ 125 min⭐ 3/5 This heist thriller is a new big-budget action flick from Netflix, starring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal. These Hollywood hunks play a group of former special-ops bros who reunite to take down an infamous cartel kingpin. However, during their assignment, they steal his profits, pushing them into a plot that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seats. If you are a fan of multiple plot twists and some high stakes action, then this one is for you.

Snatch (2000)

https://youtu.be/ni4tEtuTccc ⌛103 min⭐ 4.3/5 Made in his iconic film making style, this crime comedy from Guy Ritchie is a fun British jaunt starring Brad Pitt and Jason Statham. While one part of the plot follows the diamond thief Benicio del Toro, the other part is about the small-time boxing promoter played by Statham. del Toro is looking to sell his stolen goods to some double-crossing gangsters. On the other hand, Statham is on the run from a ruthless drug lord who loves to torture.

Outlaw King (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-G1BME8FKw
⌛2h 2min⭐3.45/5
 Well, technically this is a period movie. But, for anyone who is missing out on the GOT-style bloody action, this one is your pick. Outlaw King has everything from oceans of mud, truckloads of guts and misty, unconsidered nationalism. So what are you waiting for?!

Spectral (2016)

https://youtu.be/rmC3ZhIHHi4 ⌛1h 49min ⭐3.15/5 Ready for some military level action. This movie has the military fight alien invasion. What more can we, sci-fi fans ask for?! A European city has been taken over by some supernatural being. Now, it is the mission of a special-ops team to destroy the creature and save the day.
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6 Most Anticipated Horror Movies Of 2020

by Kaylen Summers

This year was a surprisingly a bit limited in horror flicks. However, 2020 will have no shortage of spooktacular delights. From original horror thrillers to returning classic properties to some new retelling of familiar favorites, the upcoming year is turning out to be a wonderful year for the horror genre. With that being said , we've gathered up a few of the titles that is sure to excite in the next calendar year. These movies are the most anticipated horror movies of 2020

The Turning

https://youtu.be/rl33gU2APIs The Turning (2020) is an upcoming psychological thriller based on Henry James’s classic 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw. The plot tells the story of a young nanny who is hired to take care of two orphans. However, she soon realizes that their country’s mansion is haunted. Releasing Date: 24 January 2020

The Grudge

https://youtu.be/iEc8yzOYWyI A young mother kills her family in their own house. The Grudge (2020) tells how a single mother and a detective tries to solve a murder case. However, in the process, they soon realize that the house is cursed. Anyone who enters the house is doomed to die a violent death by a vengeful ghost. Releasing Date: 2 January 2020

Underwater

https://youtu.be/jCFWEzIVILc Underwater follows an account of a crew of underwater researchers who come face to face with an underwater calamity and must then find their way to safety from their wrecked subterranean laboratory. Starring Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Vincent Cassel, and John Gallagher Jr., the film is directed by William Eubank. Releasing Date: 10 January 2020

Fantasy Island

https://youtu.be/a6O30nJ02PU Mr. Roarke owns a luxurious, remote tropical resort. There, he makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true. However,  when their fantasies turned into nightmares, the guests are now supposed to solve the island’s mystery to save their lives. Releasing Date: 6 February 2020

Antlers

https://youtu.be/2aiYxwVuZ1o Antlers (2020) is an upcoming supernatural horror film. It tells the tale of a small-town Oregon teacher and her brother, the local sheriff. They come across a young student in her school who harbors a dangerous secret. This eventually leads them to some frightening consequences. Releasing Date: April 17, 2020

The Invisible Man

https://youtu.be/dSBsNeYqh-k The Invisible Man (2020) is the official retelling of the classic horror flick from Universal Studios. A crazed scientist stages his suicide and starts using uses his power of invisibility to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. Even though she approached the police, no one believes her. Now, it’s up to her to take matters into her own hands and fight back. Releasing Date: 28 February 2020  
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6 Most Anticipated Action Movies of 2020

by Kaylen Summers

Welcome to the year that fulfills your patience. 2020 is the year we will see many of the most awaited movies hit the theatre. It's like we have been waiting forever for these awesome flicks to land in theaters.  However, with so many movies hitting theaters at the same time, there is a chance for you to miss out on the best ones. Lucky for you, we have prepared a list of awesome upcoming action movies that you will regret not seeing. Mark your calendars for these most anticipated action blockbusters.

The Gentlemen (2019) Trailer

https://youtu.be/2B0RpUGss2c The Gentlemen (2020) is an upcoming movie directed by Guy Ritchie. The movie talks about a British drug lord named Mickey Pearson who has created a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. He is looking to sell off his drug empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires. Releasing Date: 24 January 2020

Bad Boys For Life (2020) Trailer

https://youtu.be/R228yPrwqTo Bad Boys For Life (2020) will see the return of old-school cops Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett. The two are now part of a newly created elite team from the Miami police department called AMMO. They will be teaming up to take down Armando Armas, the ruthless leader of a Miami drug cartel. Releasing Date: 17 January 2020

The King’s Man (2020) Trailer

https://youtu.be/0pbLPOrTSsI Directed and produced by Matthew Vaughn, and written by Karl Gajdusek, The King’s Man is a prequel to the Kingsman film series. The plot of the movie takes place during the early-1900s and describes how the spy agency was formed. Releasing Date: 14 February 2020

Top Gun: Maverick(2020) Trailer

https://youtu.be/qSqVVswa420 Top Gun: Maverick is the direct sequel to 1986’s Top Gun. The movie takes place 34 years after the events of the original film. Captain Peter “Maverick” Mitchell is the new flight instructor of Top Gun. He guides Bradley, Goose’s son to become an aviator like his father. Releasing Date: June 26, 2020

Bloodshot (2020) Trailer

https://youtu.be/vOUVVDWdXbo Bloodshot (2020) is the upcoming movie based on the comics from Valiant comics. Ray Garrison is a marine who got murdered along with his wife. However, he was resurrected by a team of scientists with the help of nanotechnology. With the nanobots in his bloodstream, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine – Bloodshot. Releasing Date:  21 February 2020

Disney’s Jungle Cruise (2020) Trailer

https://youtu.be/ydnzilTiBcY Disney’s Jungle Cruise (2020) is an adventure movie based on the famous theme park ride of the same name. The movie is set in the early 20th century and is about a riverboat captain named Frank who takes a scientist and her brother into the jungle. Their mission is to find the tree of life, which has great healing powers. Releasing Date: July 24, 2020
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11 Great Christmas Movies to Stream on Amazon Prime 2019

by Kaylen Summers

The most wonderful time of the year is back. And you know what that means?! It's finally time to start watching all our favorite Christmas and holiday movies. Lucky for us, Amazon has an array of options to choose from. From evergreen classics to modern heartwarmers to seasonal rom-coms, here is a list of the best Christmas movies to stream on Amazon right now.

The Grinch (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go1lx6j-kNQ ⌛1h 32m ⭐6.3/10 The Grinch is perhaps the most adapted holiday staple of all time. But, no matter how many versions arrived we just can't get enough of this troublesome character each holiday season. Recently, we got an animated adaptation with Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the titular character. This is definitely a well-done version of the beloved Christmas classic.

Home Alone (1990)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDr4yycjXWk ⌛1h 43m ⭐7.6/10 The holiday season is not complete without Home Alone. This cult classic has multiple sequels, but none will ever come anywhere near the original. When Kevin was left home alone for Christmas, he has to save himself and the house from some robbers. Ranked as one of the best Christmas films of all time, this one is a must-watch for any holiday season.

Christmas Lodge (2011)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwA_DlMSBYg ⌛1h 30m ⭐6.3/10 Mary Tobin is back at her family lodge for some nostalgia and renovations. However, what she didn't expect was... wait for it, love. Will the Christmas season fill her life with the magic of life?

A Christmas Kiss (2011)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrbmCTKJx-o ⌛1h 36m ⭐6.2/10 Wendy is an aspiring interior designer. She shares an impulsive kiss with a man in an elevator. Unfortunately, it turns out that the man is her boss’s boyfriend, Adam. Yikes!! After a twist of events, she finds herself decorating Adam’s home. A perfect setup for a romantic plot, right?!

Christmas for a Dollar (2013)

https://youtu.be/5FOhzl3jnDs ⌛1h 41m ⭐4.4/10 The Kamp family is in the throes of the Depression. With the holiday season finally arriving, the family must now find a way to come together and discover the true meaning of the holidays.

Holiday Engagement (2011)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnQOFtuK_OE ⌛1h 32m ⭐6/10 Hillary Burns' fiancé leaves her unexpectedly. However, before leaving home for the holidays, she decides to hire an artist to pretend to be in a relationship with her. Will the two be able to pull it off? Or will there be another twist waiting for them? Start streaming to find out.

Miracle On 34th Street (1994)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR3X9VgjsRQ ⌛1h 54m ⭐6.5/10 Even though this is a remake of the original 1947 film, this has a following of its own.  Kris Kringle is the acting Santa at Cole's Department Store in New York.  His mission is to bring a little holiday magic to the children he meets. Eventually, everyone starts to think that he is the real Santa Claus. This heartwarming film will surely make your holiday season special.

The Holiday (2006)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byNq5LU8my0 ⌛2h 18m ⭐6.9/10 This Christmas love story has Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz in the lead role. The two women swap homes for two weeks before the holidays. Winslet's character ends up in Los Angeles, while Diaz is in a cottage in Surrey, England. However, things turn romantic as both ladies fall in love with their new locales. Talk about holiday season magic.

A Christmas on Miracle Lake (2016)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVtuugq4LYU ⌛1h 50m ⭐4.4/10 Not all Christmas movies are happy and cheerful. Take this one for example. It start off devastatingly sad. A boy returns to the pond where he used to play hockey with his now-deceased friend. But, when he comes back to visit at night, the pond magically becomes a hockey rink. Morbid, but sweet.

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGSilAxmJUs ⌛ 30m ⭐8.3/10 A little too short, but a holiday gem. A Charlie Brown Christmas is a timeless classic. The short movie tells us how Charlie learns the true meaning of Christmas. The movie debuted back in 1965 and ever since then, it remains as most-watched movie in the holiday season.

It's A Wonderful Life (1946)

https://youtu.be/wAtE1cGb1BM ⌛ 2h 15m ⭐8.6/10 There's no classic Christmas movie like It's a Wonderful Life. Premiered in 1946, the movies have without a doubt stood the test of time. Guardian angel Clarence Odbody walks George Bailey through an alternate reality George was never born. Holiday movies may come and go, but this is a heartwarming movie that will always stay close to you.
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9 Female-Centric Movies That Are Too AWESOME!

by Kaylen Summers

Modern cinema has presented us with so many wonderful leading female characters. These characters have broken away from their stereotypes and became more than just side chicks or supporting characters. Here are some movies about women who are ambitious, determined, daring, relentless, and much more. These women are everything from sassy to serious, exciting to inspiring, playful to intense.

In A World… (2013)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0wYchCT_1U ⌛1h 33m ⭐6.7/10 Carol Solomon is a struggling vocal coach. When she finally started making her mark in the movie trailer voice-over industry, she is devastated to realize that her own arrogant, famous father is her biggest competition. As he is eyeing the same big project she hopes to win, what will Carol do to survive?!

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

https://youtu.be/VWyH_twcMl0 ⌛ 1h 41m ⭐7.6/10 We all need more of Olive's confidence. She is chubby, bespectacled and fabulous. there may be moments when she might doubt it. But she knows that there is no one actually like her.

Tiny Furniture (2010)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYSu23RHf5k ⌛1h 33m ⭐6.7/10 Aura is a graduate of film school. With no clue on where to go next in her career., Aura takes a job in a restaurant. From there, it is her unsuccessful attempts to develop relationships with men, including a chef and a cult Internet star.

Begin Again (2013)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVX3_JLQNuI ⌛1h 45m ⭐7.5/10 Gretta is cruelly dumped by her long-time boyfriend. The reason is that he finds famous in the music industry and she is still struggling.  With her biggest inspiration and songwriting partner gone, she feels alone and heartbroken in the big city. However, things change for the good as she meets an ex-record label executive.  The two sets off a musical and personal journey that change their lives.

Thelma and Louise (1991)

https://youtu.be/2iBFmKlO4BY ⌛ 2h 10m⭐ 7.5/10 If you haven't seen this one, you are missing out on the best there is. This movie is iconic for so many reasons. No other movie has ever represented the power of female friendship and support like this one. Two women are on a road trip, taking a break from their day-to-day life. However, things took a wrong turn and now they have to face the whole world, with no one to help expect themselves.

Joy (2015)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SAzqlEA5ck ⌛2h 4m ⭐6.6/10 Joy has a story that spans across four generations. She is a woman who builds a massive business dynasty and becomes a matriarch figure.  The film takes us through the many stages of her life- from innocence to betrayal to power. It is through her unwavering strength and determination she takes herself to the top.

Rachel Getting Married (2008)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu2oziH7His ⌛1h 54m ⭐6.7/10 After being in rehab, Kym makes it back home to her sister Rachel’s wedding. She has been trying to overcome her addiction problems for a long time. However, she cannot overcome it with deep guilt within her from a horrible tragedy. The wedding makes her feel isolated and judged. She eventually bursts out and conflicts with her family and friends.

Camp X-Ray (2014)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPeDiG5Ao9Y ⌛1h 54m ⭐6.9/10 For any woman being in the military can be a tough job. But, when a woman is assigned as a guard at maximum-security prison, thing can be even tougher.  Though she tries to overcome the adversities with an unusual friendship with one of the inmates, it leads to many ethical problems.

Tracks (2013)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JFGvmTHkgg ⌛2h 00m ⭐7.2/10 This is a truly stunning film in every way. Robyn Davidson leaves her city life behind and makes an existential quest through the vast Australian desert. She travels over 2000 miles with a dog and 4 camels. Her epic journey makes her discover herself.
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6 Awesome Murder Mysteries on Netflix Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Having strong roots in literature, murder mysteries have always roused the interest of its audiences. The classic detective adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s famous character of Hercule Poirot are perfect examples of this. But, when it comes to movies, making good murder mysteries need a little more than just good narratives. The acting performances, the brilliant directions, the seamless cinematography, all play an integral role in giving out the best mysteries onscreen. Netflix provides a huge array of movies belonging to this well-crafted genre (many even from the 50s and 60s). Here is a list of 6 wonderful, gripping mystery thrillers, that you can watch on the streaming platform. So take a seat, turn off the lights and enjoy these movies:

In the Shadow of the Moon (2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ3_biTbeRM ⌛1h 55m ⭐6.2/10 This movie is set in the late 1980s. A police officer is looking to become a detective. In order to do so, he needs to solve a good case. Taking it upon himself, he starts tracking a serial killer who resurfaces every nine years. But soon he realizes that the killer's crimes are starting to defy all scientific explanations. Now the officer's obsession with the case is destroying everything around him.

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp7xXPnQC-c ⌛1h 51m ⭐6.3/10 This movie is more of a remake of an Argentine film with a similar storyline. But, it has a really exciting mystery that is worth watching. Jess is Detective Ray's former teammate. He is helping her reinvestigate the death of her daughter. As he finds new clues, a more shocking truth is slowly revealed to them.

Agatha And The Truth Of Murder (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2apnlrZmv28 ⌛1h 33m ⭐6.3/10 We all know about the queen of murder mysteries, Agatha Christie. This one is about her, deciding to solve a real-life murder. In 1926, the had trouble both in her writing and her personal life. It was during this time that the god-daughter and namesake of Florence Nightingale was found murdered on a train. Her body had horrific head injuries. When the victim's partner requested Agatha to help, she took it herself to solve the case.

Small Town Crime (2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c63I7rjWcYw ⌛1h 31m ⭐6.6/10 This is truly one of the most underrated murder mysteries of all time. The narrative talks about Mike Kendall who is an alcoholic ex-cop. He discovers a woman’s body on the roadside of a highway. This sets himself on an investigation to find her killers. If you want a violent murder mystery with an ample dash of humor,  then this is your pick.

Murder Mystery (2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YEVQDr2f3Q ⌛1h 37m ⭐6/10 There is no doubt that Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler are legends when it comes to comedy.  This latest flick from Netflix has them on a murder mystery. The two play a couple who are on a European vacation to regain the spark in their marriage. However, they somehow end up getting framed for the murder of an elderly billionaire. Will the duo be able to solve the murder and save themselves?!

Righteous Kill (2008)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5bnAxYgwG4 ⌛1h 43m ⭐6/10 A team-up of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro is always fun to watch. This time they are out to solve a gritty murder mystery. A killer murders convicts and criminals and leaves poetry after murdering his victims. Will Al Pacino and De Niro be able to bring some 'poetic justice' to this crime thriller.  A major twist awaits you at the end of this film.
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7 Best Christmas Movies on Netflix 2019

by Kaylen Summers

The chilly winter winds, a hot cup of cocoa and the pleasure of snuggling up. These joys of winter are what make the holiday season unique. However, there is one more hidden delight that we all relish during the holiday season- watching Christmas movies. Whether it is a kid-friendly movie, a religious one or even a classic rom-com, Netflix has a Christmas movie for everyone. But, before ruin your holiday time, trying to find the right movie, take a look at our list. We've picked out some of the best Christmas movies to make your holidays merrier. So get your holiday snacks and start streaming right away:

'A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby' (2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK0zCsxBG3U ⌛ 1h 24min ⭐3.55 / 5.0 Back when the first installment of A Christmas Prince was released,  no one thought that the sweet, lovable movie would ever be getting a sequel. Guess what?! We just got the third installment in this royal series this Christmas. With the wedding now over, the third installment will be about Prince Richard and Amber's baby. Let's see what is in store for us at Aldovia castle.

A Christmas Carol (2009)

https://youtu.be/VZ3lr3urgDU ⌛ 1h 36min ⭐3.4 / 5.0 This one is a classic tale that got many onscreen visits. However, the 2019 version is dear for two reasons: Jim Carrey and Disney. The movie is about a miser Ebenezer Scrooge. He is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits. They show him, his miserable existence, wasted opportunities, current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him.  Will he change his ways?! Scrooge must decide whether his future will hold death or redemption.

The Holiday Calendar (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km7gv28_uX0 ⌛ 1h 35min ⭐2 / 5.0 Ready for some Christmas magic?! Abby receives a mysterious Advent calendar from her grandfather. What she didn't know was that every gift she receives from it was a clue about what was going to happen to her that day. Will she be meeting her one true love? Will she finally get her dream job? Go watch this movie to find out.

Arthur Christmas (2011)

https://youtu.be/7tk-WZSqIGQ ⌛ 1h 37min ⭐3.55 / 5.0 Everyone knows how Santa works, right?! Each year he and his highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, this time he misses one of 600 million children to receive a gift.  Arthur Claus, Santa’s misfit son, finds this unacceptable and decides to go on an unauthorized rookie mission to give the last present. The only problem is that it is halfway around the globe and he has to reach there before dawn on Christmas morning.

The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

https://youtu.be/YaeDa_Uempk ⌛ 1h 44min ⭐3.55 / 5.0 Is Santa Claus real?! Kate and Teddy think so. The siblings are on a mission to prove that Santa is real. However, they end up accidentally causing his sleigh to crash. Now it is up to them to save Christmas. Will they be able to do it? Or will Christmas be ruined because of these two? Start streaming to find out.

A Dogwalker's Christmas Tale (2015)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKJPBsGQ-Jw ⌛ 1h 26min ⭐2.2 / 5.0 Luce Lockhart is a 21-year-old spoiled college student. When her credit card got maxed out, she is forced to work during the holidays- which includes walking her wealthy neighbor 's dog.  She is excited to learn that her new employers are looking to a salon and spa over the nearby local dog park. However, things change when she falls in love with a fellow dog walker, who wants to save the dog park by stopping the construction.

Merry Kissmas (2015)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkA-5vK6EG4 ⌛ 1h 29min ⭐2.1 / 5.0 Kayla is in a relationship with a controlling choreographer. But, when she happens to fall for a handsome man, the choreographer starts to behave nicely. Now, she is stuck between which man she really loves. How will she ever overcome her self-doubts and find her one true love?!
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6 Upcoming Movies Coming Your Way This December 2019

by Kaylen Summers

It's the last month of 2019 and it looks like there is a wonderful treat awaiting movie lovers. For one thing, there will be a huge slew of holiday-themed films on streaming. On the other hand, there's also awards-season fever going on. With all that being said, there is a huge line up of movies waiting for us this December. However, in this little amount of time, how are we gonna watch the best ones from them? The answer lies in this list. We have listed out six of the best upcoming movies that you will regret missing out this month. So, check it out:

The Call Of The Wild (2019)

https://youtu.be/5P8R2zAhEwg Set during the Gold Rush of the 1890s, The Call Of The Wild (2019) tells the story about a big-hearted dog named Buck. He is recruited on a mail delivery dog sled team. Eventually, he crosses paths with John Thornton (Harrison Ford) and becomes his trusted companion.

The Banker (2019)

https://youtu.be/J_-nk9-sMus The Banker (2019) is the upcoming 2019 American drama film written and directed by George Nolfi. The movie talks about the true-life story of two black entrepreneurs who makes a fortune by making everyone believe that their company was run by a white man.

Cats (2019)

https://youtu.be/gNTDoOmc1OQ Cats (2019) is a British-American musical fantasy film based on the musical of the same name. The plot of the movie takes place over the course of a single night. A tribe of cats called the ‘Jellicles’ makes what is known as ‘the Jellicle choice’. The choice will decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Releasing Date: December 20, 2019

6 Underground (2019)

https://youtu.be/2elnByQVXbg 6 Underground (2019) tells the story about 6 billionaires who fake their death. They formed a vigilante squad eventually to take down notorious criminals. Directed by Michael Bay, the film stars Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Dave Franco, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Peyman Maadi, Adria Arjona, Corey Hawkins, and Ben Hardy. Releasing Date: December 13, 2019

Spies In Disguise(2019)

https://youtu.be/6FK19sxxnBU Spies in Disguise animated spy, comedy film which revolves around the characters of super-spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett. Walter invents the super-cool gadgets that Lance uses in his mission. However, is not as social as Lance. When events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way, as Lance must save the world disguised as a pigeon. Release Date: December 25th

Little Joe (2019)

https://youtu.be/eYfKlNBLLeQ Little Joe (2019) follows a single mother named Alice. She is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing a special crimson flower. The plant is said to keep its owner happy. Alice, going against the company’s policies takes her son to see the flower. Releasing Date: 6 December 2019
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6 Movies That You Don’t Want To Miss Out This 2020

by Kaylen Summers

The coming year has great promises for audiences. From big blockbusters to indie magics, 2020 is shaping up to one hell of a treat for movie lovers. But, in the midst, all the major releases and binge-watching on Netflix, chances of missing out some great movies are always there. It's okay! We got your back. Follow this list of 6 best upcoming movies and we are sure that you will not be missing out on any of the good ones. So, mark your calendars and start watching.

The Last Full Measure (2020)

https://youtu.be/Go8zI2sytEc The Last Full Measure is a movie that takes place in two time periods. Soldiers of the war are recounting their moments fifty-three years later. Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. (“Pits”) is awarded the nation’s highest military honor after his death for his actions on the battlefield. Releasing Date January 24, 2020

The Way Back (2020)

https://youtu.be/VzNJVSsjE-I The Way Back (2020) tells the story of a widowed, former basketball all-star. He is struggling with addiction and attempts to come back by becoming the coach of the high school basketball team at his alma mater. The team is disparate and ethnically mixed. As the team starts to win, he is on the fight to overcome his old demons. Releasing Date: 6 March 2020

Antebellum (2020)

https://youtu.be/mXcZ7WDsVwk The Invisible Man (2020) is the official retelling of the classic horror flick from Universal Studios. A crazed scientist stages his suicide and starts using uses his power of invisibility to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. Even though she approached the police, no one believes her. Now, it’s up to her to take matters into her own hands and fight back. Releasing Date: 24 April 2020 

The Invisible Man (2020)

https://youtu.be/dSBsNeYqh-k The Invisible Man (2020) is the official retelling of the classic horror flick from Universal Studios. A crazed scientist stages his suicide and starts using uses his power of invisibility to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. Even though she approached the police, no one believes her. Now, it’s up to her to take matters into her own hands and fight back. Releasing Date: 28 February 2020

Bad Boys For Life (2020)

https://youtu.be/R228yPrwqTo Bad Boys For Life (2020) will see the return of old-school cops Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett. The two are now part of a newly created elite team from the Miami police department called AMMO. They will be teaming up to take down Armando Armas, the ruthless leader of a Miami drug cartel. Releasing Date: 17 January 2020

Fantasy Island (2020)

https://youtu.be/a6O30nJ02PU Mr. Roarke owns a luxurious, remote tropical resort. There, he makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true. However,  when their fantasies turned into nightmares, the guests are now supposed to solve the island’s mystery to save their lives. Releasing Date: 6 February 2020
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5 Martial Arts Movies You Should Definitely Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Our fascination with martial arts is never-ending. That why we are so addicted to watching martial arts movies. Originally, the genre first made its appearance in 1920s China. From there, these movies gained much popularity over time and finally made a solid entry into Hollywood with the arrival of Bruce Lee in the 1970s. Over the years we have seen so many of these movies to understand that it takes more than just Kung-Fu to make a great martial arts movie. That's why we have created a list of the best martial arts movies that you should not miss out on.

Fist of Legend (1994)

https://youtu.be/m4QTnENUl-4
  Chen Zhen is a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto. He is in love with the daughter of the director, Mitsuko Yamada. Because of this, he has to bear the insults and abuse from his fellow students. It was then that he reads about the death of his kung-fu master Hou Ting. He immediately returns to his native Shangai and faces off the Japanese champion Ryuichi Akutagawa in a fight.

The Grandmaster (2013)

https://youtu.be/uC5amKLgnFU You might have seen the movie Ip Man. This is continuation of his tale. Ip Man is having a peaceful life in Foshan. It was then he meets Gong Er. She challenges him for regaining her family's honor. However, things take a turn and Ip Man moves to Hong Kong after the Second Sino-Japanese War. Meanwhile, Gong Er is on the path to avenge her father's murder by Ma San.

Man of Tai Chi (2013)

https://youtu.be/HIKQCZDYfEI You never saw this coming, right?! Keanu Reeves is in this martial arts movie. What more do you want to watch this movie? Set in Beijing, the movie talks about a young martial artist. His skill places him in position to experience opportunities and sacrifices.

Unleashed (2005)

https://youtu.be/AoBkHA7-I84 Ready for some hardcore martial arts?! Danny was raised as a slave. So he is used to fighting for his survival. His master, Bart keeps him as a pet- lashing him and using him to get money from fight clubs. Eventually, he escapes and finds shelter with a blind, kindhearted piano tuner.  Now, with music, the piano tuner is trying to free the fighter's, long-buried heart.

House of Flying Daggers (2004)

https://youtu.be/AaOO2oork7A Ready for some history lessons?! Because this story is set in 9th century China. Flying Daggers is a group of vigilantes waging war against the corrupt government. A daring warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows. But, there is something hidden in all this.      
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8 Great Alien Invasion Movies On Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

Perhaps the most (over)used story-line in the genre of science fiction is about alien invasions. While we are still looking for life beyond our little blue planet, the curiosity of them finding us first has always been haunting us. Sci-fi movies about alien invasion are perfect projections of these fear and excitement. Over the years, these movies have shown as many aliens invading our home planet- some cute and cuddly while others are slimy and horrifying. Whatever the case may be, they have always entertained us. Which is why we are giving you 8 great alien invasion movies for you to watch on Amazon Prime. Here are our picks:

Battleship (2012)

https://youtu.be/cp3646Zf8rg 2h 11min | Thriller, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction Remember the radio signals that are sending into space? Well, it finally got a reply from ‘Planet G’. As a result, several alien crafts splashes down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer and part of an international naval coalition. They become the world's last hope for survival in the fight against the hostile alien force of unbelievable strength.

Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

https://youtu.be/Yt7ofokzn04 1h 56min | Action, Science Fiction Like every other alien invasion movie, here also the Earth is under attack by unknown forces.  The world's great cities are falling and somehow Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind. As they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before,  it is now up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon save humanity from the creatures.

Passengers (2016)

https://youtu.be/7BWWWQzTpNU 1h 56min | Drama, Romance, Science Fiction This is not something you will not consider as an alien invasion. But it is too good not to be included in the list. In a distant future, a spacecraft is traveling to a faraway colony planet.  The craft is transporting thousands of people. However, there happens to be a malfunction in its sleep chambers and two of its passengers are awakened 90 years early.

War of the Worlds (2005)

https://youtu.be/msxe3yJPfyY 1h 56min | Adventure, Thriller, Science Fiction Almost an adaptation of the classic novel, this one tells about Ray Ferrier. He is a divorced dockworker and a less-than-perfect father. However, things are about to change as he is trying to keep his teenage son and young daughter while the world is getting invaded by aliens. Talk about a rough weekend!!

The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

https://youtu.be/cSqQxoT3wMQ 1h 59min | Action, Science Fiction Another exclusion from the general alien invasion plotline. But, this one also deserves to be here for sharing a similar storyline. Riddick is an escaped convict who has been outrunning ruthless bounty hunters for years. Suddenly, he becomes part of a fight for the future of humanity. The lone, reluctant hero must now wage an incredible battle on fantastic and deadly worlds to save humanity from annihilation.

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

https://youtu.be/gQHKolIqBGs 2h 4min | Science Fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure Yeah!! It not that great of a movie to watch. But, you have to admit that it is not easy to find a sci-fi movie that is more fantasy than sci-fi.  The movie takes place in a universe where human genetic material is a super precious commodity.  An impoverished young Earth woman finds herself becoming the key to strategic tactics and internal conflicts within a powerful dynasty.

Men in Black (1997)

https://youtu.be/HYUd7AOw_lk 1h 38min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction Men In Black is all about not starting an alien invasion. According to the movie, the aliens are not coming- they are already here. However, there are some aliens who believe that they can take over the universe and it is the duty of the MIB agents to stop them and save the day.

Evolution (2001)

https://youtu.be/qAiUZUHcEbQ 1h 41min | Action, Comedy, Science Fiction Here is a comedy blend to the awfully serious sub-genre. A meteor hits our planet and releases alien life forms.  Julianne Moore, Seann William Scott, Orlando Jones, and David Duchovny are the only people who can save us from the aliens taking over the world. Trust them with this mission, however, can be a huge problem...  to Earth.
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7 Best Romantic Movies That You Will Find On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

The romance genre is perhaps one of the most unique and ever-expanding movie-categories. Though many criticize them for their cliches and stereotypes, these flicks have a little bit of something for all of us. But how will you find the right ones in a huge platform like Netflix?! That's why we are here. We have listed some of the best romantic movies for you to watch with your beloved. Get your popcorns and let the movie date-night begin.

50 First Dates (2004)

https://youtu.be/ErjP5xMTc8I Henry is a player skilled at seducing women. But when this veterinarian meets Lucy, a girl with a quirky problem when it comes to total recall, he realizes it's possible to fall in love all over again…and again, and again. That's because the delightful Lucy has no short-term memory, so Henry must woo her day after day until he finally sweeps her off her feet.

Lost in Translation (2003)

https://youtu.be/1s4YQqnbnM8 Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.

The Notebook (2004)

https://youtu.be/FC6biTjEyZw An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths.

The Age of Adaline (2015)

https://youtu.be/7UzSekc0LoQ After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.

Pretty Woman (1990)

https://youtu.be/Wzii8IuL8lk When a millionaire wheeler-dealer enters a business contract with a Hollywood hooker Vivian Ward, he loses his heart in the bargain.

Letters to Juliet (2010)

https://youtu.be/pNA3cxwNX-0 An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered "letter to Juliet" -- one of the thousands of missives left at the fictional lover's Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by the "secretaries of Juliet" -- and she goes on a quest to find the lovers referenced in the letter.

A Walk to Remember (2002)

https://youtu.be/Kq02sBe5xko When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big secret she must keep from Landon.
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9 Best Netflix Original Movies And Their Trailers

by Kaylen Summers

Scrolling through Netflix to find a good movie can feel like a fruitless task at times. With the seemingly never-ending options, its no wonder why we take so long to find the right flick for the right mood. That’s why Spotflik has put together a list of the best original Netflix movies to start watching right now.
So get your bowl of popcorn and check out these wonderfully crafted tales:

Bandersnatch (2018)

https://youtu.be/XM0xWpBYlNM
⌛1h 30min⭐3.6 /5
Remember those choose-your-adventure books that you had as a kid? Netflix is bringing back that same experience to their streaming platform with Bandersnatch. With a branching narrative and multiple mind-bending endings, this is one interactive movie that changes its plot every time you watch it.

Bird Box (2018)

https://youtu.be/o2AsIXSh2xo
⌛2h 4min⭐3.3 /5
By this time, you might have heard about this movie through all the memes and jokes online. However, the movie is definitely not something to be laughed at. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the movie is about its blindfolded characters trying to escape some invisible creatures who can make you suicidal if you see them.

Okja (2017)

https://youtu.be/AjCebKn4iic
⌛2h 2min⭐3.65/5
Taking the Cannes Film Festival by storm, this movie tells the tale of a giant, genetically-engineered pig and a plucky young Korean girl who will do whatever it takes to save it. Breath-taking cinematography, huge star cast, and moral tale make this movie worth watching.

Wheelman (2017)

https://youtu.be/q6hODbsUE7Y
⌛1h 22min⭐3.2 /5
When it comes to breaking the mold, nothing comes close to this flick. Wheelman is a well-oiled entry into that oddly specific crime subgenre of ‘Stoic Getaway Driver Caught in a Crime Gone Awry’ films. It’s more like Drive, but only with a sloppy car and more guns.

Gerald's Game (2017)

https://youtu.be/twbGU2CqqQU
⌛1h 44min⭐3.3/5
Gerald’s Game is very simple in its premise. When her husband’s sex game goes wrong, Jessie is left handcuffed to a bed in a remote lake house. Tapping on the basic fears in oneself, this horror movie is about how far a person will go to stay alive.

Game Over, Man! (2018)

https://youtu.be/u7ZHi_dDSnQ
⌛1h 40min⭐2.7/5
This action-comedy is from the creators of Workaholics paying homage to the classic action film Die Hard. If that isn’t enough reason for you to watch this movie, then you are definitely missing out on a hell lot of fun.

Outlaw King (2018)

https://youtu.be/Q-G1BME8FKw
⌛2h 2min⭐3.45/5
For anyone who is missing out on the GOT-style bloody medieval times, this one is your pick. Outlaw King has everything from oceans of mud, truckloads of guts and misty, unconsidered nationalism. So what are you waiting for?!

Unicorn Store (2017)

https://youtu.be/r_51UsTDBAE
⌛1h 32min⭐2.75/5
First aired at Toronto Film Festival, Unicorn Store marks the directorial debut of Captain Marvel star Brie Larson. The whimsical theme and great performances from some huge stars make this movie instantly adored. Stream it and you too will fall for it.

The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

https://youtu.be/YaeDa_Uempk
⌛1h 44min⭐3.55/5
The Christmas Chronicles is a family Christmas adventure film from producer Chris Columbus- the person who made your favorite movies Home Alone and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Watch this one and it will also make it to your favorite list.
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Awesome Animated Movies Released In 2019

by Kaylen Summers

If you thought that animated movies are not just for children, then you are wrong. A good animated feature is enjoyed by people of all ages. 2019 gave animation movie fans plenty to choose from. From sequels to original movies, here are some of the awesome animated movies that got released so far in 2019.

Klaus

https://youtu.be/taE3PwurhYM Klaus (2019) is a retelling of the Santa Claus tale. The movie follows a  postman who is posted to a frozen town in the North for being the worst postman at the academy. He eventually finds Klaus, who is good at making toys and makes a deal with him to deliver his toys. Date of Release: 8 November 2019

Frozen 2

https://youtu.be/bwzLiQZDw2I Sequel to Frozen (2013), Frozen 2 takes place three years after the events of the first film. Elsa and her sister are on a new journey beyond their homeland of Arendelle.  This time their mission is to discover the origin of Elsa's magic powers and save their kingdom. They are joined by Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven. Date of Release: November 2019

The Addams Family

https://youtu.be/xFCrR3Uw6Mk The Addams Family (2019) marks the return of the famous comics/animated series back to the big screen. This time the kookiest family on the block has to face off against the 21st century and its treacherous, greedy, arrogant and sly reality TV host Margaux Needler. The movie features the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler, and Allison Janney. Date of Release: 18 October 2019  
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7 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That Will Blow Your Mind

by Kaylen Summers

The genre of science fiction is one of the cornerstones of world cinema. It is where filmmakers cast their vision for the future. Over the years we have seen many sci-fi movies come and go. Some thrilled us with spectacular narratives and imageries, while others were utter disappointments. Lucky for you, we have picked some of the best ones from this glorious genre. And they are all available on Netflix for you to stream. Take a look at the 8 sci-fi movies that will surely blow your mind away.

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

https://youtu.be/UQcOLSaDd1w ⌛1h 41min ⭐3.55/5 Every heard about some nerdy scenario which turns your entire concept of the world upside down. This one is that. Mr. Fuller is a wealthy man in Los Angeles. He discovers a shocking secret about the world he lives in. Understanding that his life is in danger, she leaves a desperate message for his friend. Curious about what the message is?! Then watch the movie and find out yourself.

Cube (1997)

https://youtu.be/HYoTGYT0-I4 ⌛1h 30min ⭐3.6/5.0 Fan of puzzles? Then you will like this puzzle of death. A group of strangers is trapped in a maze-like prison. Each of them has a particular skill that is necessary to escape from prison. Unfortunately, things are not that easy as it looks.  They have to make sure that they don't wind up dead first.

The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

https://youtu.be/8brYvhEg5Aw ⌛1h 42min ⭐2.75/5 This Netflix movie is truly a sci-fi paradox. The movie takes us to a distant future where the planet on the brink of war. Scientists are testing a device to solve an energy crisis. However, they end up opening up a dark alternate reality. If you find concepts about alternate reality fascinating, then this one is your cup of tea.

Spectral (2016)

https://youtu.be/rmC3ZhIHHi4 ⌛1h 49min ⭐3.15/5 Ready for some military level action. This movie has the military fight alien invasion. What more can we, sci-fi fans ask for?! A European city has been taken over by some supernatural being. Now, it is the mission of a special-ops team destroy the creature and save the day.

Battlefield Earth (2000)

https://youtu.be/tAnX6XQ8bQw ⌛1h 58min ⭐1.25/5 Welcome to the future. The year is 3000 and a greedy, manipulative race of aliens named Psychlos has taken over the planet. Man is no match for these beings on their quest for ultimate profit. They are taking away all the planet's resources and using the remaining human race as slaves. However, Tyler, a slave is the only hope for mankind.

Ender's Game (2013)

https://youtu.be/vP0cUBi4hwE ⌛ 1h 54min ⭐3.3/5 This one is based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card. The movie tells about a future where Earth's most gifted children are selected and trained. Their mission is to defend their home planet in the space wars of the future.

Predestination (2014)

https://youtu.be/NfFO_ebkuKU ⌛ 1h 37min ⭐3.75/5 Here is some mind-boggling time travel stuff to blow your brains out. A Temporal Agent  is sent on an elaborate series of time-travel journeys. He is supposed to prevent future killers from doing their crimes. His final assignment, however, is to stop the one criminal that has avoided him throughout time. If he doesn't stop the criminal, he will fail to prevent a devastating attack in which thousands of lives will be lost.  
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6 Upcoming Movies For Your Kids This 2020

by Kaylen Summers

2020 is around the corner and a lot of movies are already slated to hit theaters in the coming year. With so many choices to pick from, finding the right movies for your kids can be a real tough job. We really don't want the quality time you spend with your children to be ruined. So, here are some of the child-friendly movies that we have picked for you to watch with your kids. These movies can make your 2020 awesome with your kids.

Pixar’s Soul

https://youtu.be/4TojlZYqPUo Releasing Date: 18 June 2020 Joe Gardner is a middle school music teacher. He is a longtime dream is to perform jazz music on stage. However, when he finally gets a chance, an accident causes Gardner’s soul to be separated from his body. He is transported to the “You Seminar”, where must work with souls to develop and gain passions before being transported to a newborn child.

Dolittle

https://youtu.be/FEf412bSPLs Releasing Date: 17 January 2020 Dolittle (2020) tells the story of Doctor Dolittle, a former doctor who turns to treat animals because of his love for all creatures. Eventually, he soon discovers that he can communicate with the animals. He, thus, embarks on a fantastical adventure.

Trolls World Tour

https://youtu.be/SyTg7RIn-X8 Releasing Date: 19 March 2020 Six different troll tribes from six different lands are devoted to six different kinds of music -funk, country, techno, classical, pop and rock. When rockers Queen Barb and King Thrash are out to destroy the other kinds of music, Poppy and Branch embark on a journey to unite the trolls and save the diverse melodies.

Disney’s Jungle Cruise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydnzilTiBcY Releasing Date: July 24, 2020 Disney’s Jungle Cruise (2020) is an adventure movie based on the famous theme park ride of the same name. The movie is set in the early 20th century and is about a riverboat captain named Frank who takes a scientist and her brother into the jungle. Their mission is to find the tree of life, which has great healing powers.

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge On The Run

https://youtu.be/HfiH_526qhY Releasing Date: 22 May 2020 Gary the snail has been mysteriously kidnapped. In order to solve the mystery, SpongeBob and Patrick travel to the lost city of Atlantic City.  Proving that there’s nothing stronger than the power of friendship, they encounter danger and delight at every turn.

Onward

https://youtu.be/gn5QmllRCn4 Onward (2020) is the upcoming animation feature from Disney and Pixar. Two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot are given a wizard staff that could summon their dead father for one day. However, with their magic, they could only bring half of him back. Now, the brothers are on a journey to find more magic so that they could spend one last day with their father. Releasing Date: 4 March 2020
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6 Movie Series For You To Binge-Watch Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

We live in an era where movie franchises and shared movie universes are the biggest selling points for studios. While studios like Marvel and Lucas Films are busy with their world build process, there are many other movie series that are worth binge-watching. This list includes the 6 of the best movie series that will definitely make you crave for more. We are excluding the obvious movie series like Infinity Saga, Fast and Furious, Star Wars or James Bond. Pick a franchise and start binge-watching now Die Hard (5 Movies) Bruce Willis became a pop culture icon with this movie series. Though these flicks mostly have the same repeated plot-line, we just love seeing Bruce Willis blowing up stuff and giving terrorists and hijackers a hard time for no reason. The movies from this franchise include:
  1. Die Hard (1988)
  2. Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
  3. Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
  4. Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
  5. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
Jack Ryan (5 Movies) You might recognize him from his series on Amazon Prime. But, Jack Ryan has more stories to tell than you know. If you want to check out him in some real action, here are some movies you need to watch:
  1. The Hunt for Red October (1990)
  2. Patriot Games (1992)
  3. Clear and Present Danger (1994)
  4. The Sum of All Fears (2002)
  5. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Millennium Series (5 Movies) Based on the award-winning Swedish crime novels created by Stieg Larsson, these movies are a treat in so many ways. With some gripping mystery thrills, if you are looking for something to keep you at the edge of your seats, then check out these movies from the series:
  1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
  2. The Girl Who Played with Fire (2010)
  3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2010)
  4. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
  5. The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)
View Askewniverse (7 Movies) For those who have watched the recent comedy Jay and Silent Bob Reboot- you just became part of a 'bigger universe'!! View Askewniverse is a shared movie universe with a fan base of their own. It's not a surprise either. If you watch these movies you will become a fan too.
  1. Clerks (1994)
  2. Mallrats (1995)
  3. Chasing Amy (1997)
  4. Dogma (1999)
  5. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
  6. Clerks II (2006)
  7. Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)
Bourne Series (5 Movies) Suffering from amnesia is one thing. But for Jason Bourne, most of the people who he encounters after memory loss want him dead. Will he able to reconstruct his life with world-class, spy-level combat and mental skills? Watch these movies to find out:
  1. The Bourne Identity (2002)
  2. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
  3. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
  4. The Bourne Legacy (2012)
  5. Jason Bourne (2016)
Hannibal Lecter Hannibal Lecter is a fictional character in a series of suspense novels by Thomas Harris. However, when he made his appearance on the big screen, he made sure that he had enough stories to last an impression of a lifetime. Here are the tales of the man-eater:
  1. Manhunter (1986)
  2. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  3. Hannibal (2001)
  4. Red Dragon (2002)
  5. Hannibal Rising (2007)
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7 Life Changing Movies On Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

Movies are meant for entertainment. It provides us with amusement and enjoyment. However, every now and then there are some good movies that move us and enlighten us. These onscreen marvels leave us with a rush of emotions and will most definitely inspire us. If you are looking for such movies to watch on Amazon Prime, then you are in luck. We have a list of movies that will change how you look at your life. Grab your bowl of popcorn and get ready to change your life perspective.

Cast Away (2000)

https://youtu.be/4olwbrY2kwE 2h 23min | Adventure, Drama If you think that all is worse in your life, wait till you meet Chuck. He is a top international manager for FedEx and is in love with Kelly, a Ph.D. student. As they are heading towards marriage, Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor who washes up on a tiny island with nothing. Now, he needs to find a way to get back to the mainland.

The Terminal (2004)

https://youtu.be/B-suuEQyoVc 2h 8min | Comedy, Drama You really don't want to be traveling with Tom Hanks. This time he is not stuck on an island. He is stuck at the airport. Viktor Navorski lost his country for some political reasons. But, the problem is he was on the plane when this whole thing happened. Now, he's stranded at Kennedy Airport with a passport that nobody recognizes.

A Star Is Born (2018)

https://youtu.be/nSbzyEJ8X9E 2h 16min | Drama, Romance, Music Ready for some romance?! Jackson Maine is a seasoned musician. He falls in love with a struggling artist, Ally. As she was about given up on her dream to become a big singer, Jack coaxes her back into the spotlight. Unfortunately,  while  Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship starts breaking down and they end up fighting each other.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

https://youtu.be/Y_e_XzgStHk 2h 46min | Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Romance Benjamin Button is born under unusual circumstances. Unlike normal people, he was born as an elderly man and ages in reverse. He eventually meets Daisy, who he falls for. Though Benjamin has all kinds of unusual adventures over the course of his life, it is his relationship with Daisy that drives Benjamin forward.

Call Me by Your Name (2017)

https://youtu.be/Z9AYPxH5NTM 2h 12min | Romance, Drama Elio Perlman decides to spend the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. It was when his father hired a handsome doctoral student. The 17-year-old soon realized that he was developing a viable attraction to the young man.

The Karate Kid (1984)

https://youtu.be/yDi3an8WgN4 2h 6min | Drama, Action Some of you might have already seen this one. But, it is still worthy to be on the list for being the hugely popular classic underdog tale. Daniel LaRusso is hassled by the school bullies. Luckily, it is in his apartment building that martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi lives. He agrees to train Daniel and teaches him more than just self-defense. With newfound confidence and wisdom, will Daniel be able to face off against his tormentors?

Forrest Gump (1994)

https://youtu.be/bLvqoHBptjg 2h 22min | Comedy, Drama, Romance When it comes to all inspiring movies, Tom Hanks has a lot to tell. Here is another flick from the master actor. Teh tale is about a man with a low IQ who accomplished great things in his life. He has been present during significant historic events than anyone had imagined he could do. However, even after all he has achieved, his one true love avoids him.
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10 Intelligent Movies to Watch Before You Die

by Emily Keen

Many of us think movies happen to mirror the realities of life. But the power of cinema lies beyond preconceived notions and limits of social order. For years the masterminds in the movie industry have created numerous features to help humanity believe in the power of possibilities. It is one powerful medium that has helped open our minds to newer perceptions and ideas. Here are 10 intelligent movies that disrupted methods of traditional storytelling to weave some of the most engaging on-screen experiences.  
  1. Run Lola Run (1998)
Image result for run lola run A redheaded Lola is on the clock to save her boyfriend who runs errands for a local gang and ends up losing their money. One of Tom Twyker’s highly energetic and high voltage drama that sets the dynamics of a unique film. Twyker proves his expertise in mixing animation and live-action to create a transcendent love story.  
  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Image result for A Space Odyssey This is the first film in the industry that detailed the meaning of human evolution and what there is to learn from it so we can protect our future. Rarely do you come across a gem that enchants you and slowly absorbs you into itself. Stanley Kubrick’s space thriller created a spellbinding experience by perfectly blending the elements of mystery, music and highly advanced cinematic technology. The pace of the film is what actually made the film the work of art that it is although it demands the viewer to be very patient.  
  1. I Love You, I Love You (1968)
Related image The film is based on a unique theme that studies the fleeting nature of life along with the importance of our existence. It follows a case of a “science experiment gone wrong” leaving a man trapped in his past memories  
  1. Zodiac (2007)
Related image A fresh take on the concept of suspense, Zodiac builds an interesting plot triggering a series of emotions amongst viewers. The film is based on true events that terrorized the state of America in the late 1960s up until the early 1970s. A serial killer who chooses to communicate with a news agency in code thereby gaining the attention of a Journalist.  
  1. Double Indemnity (1944)
Image result for Double Indemnity If you wish to experience cynicism in its purest form, Double Indemnity is for you. The tale of tragic heroism where a cheap and greedy couple experiences a gradual downfall owing to the choices they make. The film is one of the greatest Noir epics ever made by the genius Billy Wilder. The variations of each character are so beautifully captured, you will simply fall in love with the experience.  
  1. The Sixth Sense (1999)
Image result for The Sixth Sense The film that broke M Night Shyamalan into the limelight will blow your mind with one of the most epic ending twists in the history of cinema. The film primarily revolves around a child Psychologist and his little patient. How their miseries bring them together and how they help each other overcome their fears will leave you at ease even with a lot of ongoing tension.  
  1. Psycho (1960)
Related image   A masterpiece painted by Hitchcock with unique strokes of horror and suspense, this film paces into an incredible finale. A secretary defrauds her employer and flees to her lover. On the way she stops at a motel which she has no idea has quite a horror lurking within. The film was re-released multiple times and earned four Oscar nominations.  
  1. The Gift (2015)
  An old friend drops by a couple’s house and starts to bother them with his trust issues.  There is always a sense of mystery surrounding each scene. It’s ultimately for the audience to decide how they want to perceive it.  
  1. The Truman Show (1998)
Image result for The Truman Show movie Imagine you wake up one day and your whole life turns out to be a lie. This forms the plot for The Truman show. A man finds out that his whole life was actually controlled by a TV show. The film provokes the viewers to reassess their lives through diverse plot arcs.  
  1. Memento (2000)
Related image Memento is the cult classic from director Christopher Nolan and harbors a strong fad among movie buffs for its unconventional structure. A man loses his wife and normal life at the hands of a criminal. Memento is the journey of his revenge which is further complicated by his short term memory loss. The film is a highly engaging experience and tackles intense philosophical concepts.
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8 Great Movies That Get Stuck In Your Head

by Kaylen Summers

Not all movies transcend into our minds and heart. Only those with remarkable performances and memorable narratives tend to leave a lasting memory. Finding such movies, however, is a task of its own. Which is why we have created a list of movies that we'll all remember for a very long time. These cinematic masterpieces have a special vibe to it that we will never grow old of. So grab your popcorn and check out these memorable flicks.

The Blind Side (2009)

https://youtu.be/KA56LqFszYI
3.8/ 5.0
This is the story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy. With the help of a caring woman and her family, the movie tells about how he became an All American football player and first-round NFL draft pick. If you love watching stories about the underdog overcoming and winning, then this is the one for you.

Good Will Hunting (1997)

https://youtu.be/ReIJ1lbL-Q8
4.15/5.0
This one is a cult classic. Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ. Yet, he chooses to work as an MIT janitor. His talents were recognized by Professor Gerald Lambeau when he solved a complicated graduate-level math problem. The professor took it to himself to help the confused youth reach his full potential.

October Sky (1999)

https://youtu.be/4cmMukCFyd8
3.9/5.0
Here is another story about overcoming and achieving. The movie is based on the inspiring real-life story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son. Gaining inspiration from the first Sputnik launch, he decides to study rocket science against his father's wishes. Luck favored the brave, as he eventually became a NASA scientist.

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

https://youtu.be/2PpgPxjzbkA
3.8/ 5.0
At the cusp of the 20th century, a celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous and glamorous Parisian nightclub, Moulin Rouge. A young poet is plunged into the heady world of the club. He falls in love with the club's most notorious and beautiful star and begins a passionate affair.

Ed Wood (1994)

https://youtu.be/CawVaHxWvnA
3.9/ 5.0
This is one tale about an unsung hero of cinema history. Ever heard the story about the legendary "worst director of all time".  This is based on his life and work. The director based on the help of his strange friends filmed countless B-movies. But, he never became famous or successful.

Selma (2014)

https://youtu.be/x6t7vVTxaic
3.75/ 5.0
The tales of victory are not over. This one is from history books. Selma is a place Alabama where segregation in the South was at its worst. This lead to a march that ended in violence. As a result, President Lyndon B. Johnson was forced to make a famous statement and ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

Singin' in the Rain (1952)

https://youtu.be/5_EVHeNEIJY
4.15/ 5.0
A little bit of history again from the cinema world. The story takes place when cinema moved from silent to sound. A lot of changes happened in the world of motion pictures and one such incident occurred is about a silent film production company. The company and cast are having a hard time transitioning to sound.

The Thin Red Line (1998)

https://youtu.be/mKl5_OxKBn8
3.8/ 5.0
Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line about an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie. They change, suffer, and ultimately make quintessential discoveries about themselves during the devastating Battle of Guadalcanal. It reflects their journey through the grisly and exhausting battles and finally saying goodbyes to those who survived.
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7 Movies on Amazon Prime That Are Too Romantic

by Kaylen Summers

There are many romantic flicks that you will never get old to watch with your loved ones. Apparently Amazon Prime has a boatload of these movies. From classics to millennials, these romantic movies can easily help you fall in love all over again with your soulmate. Don't mind wasting your time finding them one by one.  Because we have cherry-picked them for you. So, here are some movies on Amazon Prime that are too romantic to watch.

Love & Other Drugs (2010)

https://youtu.be/h6w7Dh-QxzY
Director: Edward Zwick | Writers: Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Charles Randolph Maggie is a lovable free spirit. She who won't let anyone or anything tie her down. But finally, she meets her match in Jamie. He is relentless and charming and works in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. The relationship between these two takes them both by surprise. They find themselves under the spell of the superior drug: love.

Like Crazy (2011)

https://youtu.be/yx2CVSnQwZA
Director: Drake Doremus | Writers: Drake Doremus, Ben York Jones Having trouble in long-distance relationships? Wait till you see this out. A British college student falls in love with an American student. However, fate separates the two from each other. She gets banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa. Will the two lovers unite?! Start streaming to find out.

He's Just Not That Into You (2009)

https://youtu.be/2c3rxHgfRTo
Director: Ken Kwapis | Writers: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein Remember that really cute person who promised call, but didn't? This is one such tale. We have been there, and now we can relive it. But definitely, the ending will make you fall in love again.

The Big Sick (2017)

https://youtu.be/PJmpSMRQhhs
Director: Michael Showalter | Writers: Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon
This one is a Prime Video exclusive. Pakistan-born Kumail Nanjiani and graduate student Emily Gardner fall in love. However, with two different cultures, bad things are bound to happen. Emily contracts a mysterious illness.  This forces Kumail to face her parents, his family's expectations, and his actual feelings.

Just Like Heaven (2005)

https://youtu.be/cgIS8Vfp1MU
Director: Mark Waters | Writers: Leslie Dixon, Peter Tolan
David Abbott moves into his new home in San Francisco. All seems normal. till he gets an unwelcome visitor named Elizabeth Martinson. She affirms that the apartment is hers. But, when she starts appearing and disappearing abruptly, David starts to suspect that she is a ghost.

Valentine's Day (2010)

https://youtu.be/JA2z8rHk8k0
Director: Garry Marshall | Writers: Katherine Fugate, Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein Valentine's Day is about a group of related characters and their struggles with love on Valentine's Day. With a long list of cast, as couples, this movies have almost all the possible lover scenarios that you can think of.

No Strings Attached (2011)

https://youtu.be/X7bRikS7C3o
Director: Ivan Reitman | Writers: Elizabeth Meriwether, Elizabeth Meriwether, Michael Samonek Emma is a busy doctor.  She makes a seemingly perfect arrangement that offers her best friend Adam a relationship. However, there is one particular rule: No strings attached. Can sex friends stay best friends?!
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7 Time Travel Movies That You’ll Love Watching

by Kaylen Summers

There is nothing like watching a mind-numbing time paradox reveal onscreen. These movies from the sci-fi subgenre work on the age-old question: "What will happen when someone meddles with time?" Apparently, these movies have plenty of answers for that. So, let us examine the best ones from them. Here are 7 time-travel movies that you'll love watching.

The Time Machine (1960)

https://youtu.be/2GZnAbgGFxg 3.8 / 5.0 There is no talking about time travel movies without mentioning the classic Time Machine. Based on the famous science fiction novel by HG Wells, this movie is about a Victorian Englishman who travels into the distant futute. There he discovers that human race is divided into two hostile species.

Somewhere in Time (1980)

https://youtu.be/9uicvPZSKIM
3.6 / 5.0
Not exactly time travel. But, the concept comes under the same realm. Richard Collier is a young writer. On the opening night of his first play, he finds an old lady who begs him to go back to her. Puzzled, he soon discovers that she is a famous stage actress from the early 1900s. Things take a wild turn as he becomes more obsessed with her. Eventually, he self-hypnosis and travels back in time to meet her.

Minority Report (2002)

https://youtu.be/jdl6eAIx2K4
3.8/ 5.0
Fan of Tom Cruise?! Apparently, he did some time traveling too. John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century. Their advanced technology can predict crimes before they're committed.  However, the plates are turned when Anderton becomes the quarry as another investigator targets him for a murder charge.

Time After Time (1979)

https://youtu.be/M3c5mCHe5I0
3.55/ 5.0
The wildest chase of the century! We all know about Jack the Ripper and the famous writer H.G Wells. This story bents these characters further, than we ever thought possible. The killer escaped capture and is trying to escape by time traveling.  Wells on the other hand is on the pursuit to stop him.

Timecop (1994)

https://youtu.be/WuujAfDRSfc
2.95/ 5.0
Not the best pick for a time travel flick. But, this one has its own merits. In the future, there are officers who regulate time travel. One of those officers must defend his life against a shady politician. Apparently, these two have a tie to his past.

Predestination (2014)

https://youtu.be/NfFO_ebkuKU
3.75/ 5.0
A Temporal agent is sent on an elaborate series of time-travel journeys. His mission is to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. In his final assignment, the Agent  must face his greatest challenge. He must find a criminal who has been dodging him throughout time. If he doesn't stop him, it may lead to the devastating attack in which thousands of lives are lost.

About Time (2013)

https://youtu.be/7OIFdWk83no
3.9/ 5.0
Not all time travel movies have to dark, gritty and sci-fi. How about a time travel romantic comedy?! You just got your wish fulfilled then. Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family can travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life.  So, he decides to make his world a better place- get a girlfriend. But, things are not that easy as he thinks.
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8 Cult Movies You Probably Haven’t Seen Before

by Kaylen Summers

Tired of CGI-filled roller-coaster rides?! We hear you loud and clear. Movies these days have turned into nothing but studios trying to make a profit in any way possible. However, there was a time when movies were more about film-making and storytelling. These cult classics constitute a cornerstone in the long history of cinema. Unfortunately, not all of these movies are well known. There are many hidden gems that people have forgotten over the years. Here is the list of such cult movies that you probably haven't seen before.

Metropolis (1927)

https://youtu.be/on2H8Qt5fgA
4.15 | 2h 33min | Drama, Science Fiction
Morden day CGI will stand back when they see what this movie has achieved. Taking place in a futuristic city where the working class and the city planners live divided, the movie tells the love story between the son of the city's mastermind and a working-class prophet. Check out this movie for some cool vintage practical effects.

A Boy and His Dog (1975)

https://youtu.be/ZjcR9iYj6UQ
3.25 | 1h 31min | Drama, Science Fiction, Comedy
Post-apocalyptic tales never get old! This one is set in post-apocalyptic America. Vic is an 18-year old boy with a telepathic dog, Blood. They are scavengers in the desert-like wasteland left behind by World War IV. The survivors must battle for food, shelter, and sexual companionship. Follow Vic and Blood out on their scanty existence, striving for food and fighting ruthless gangs.

Red River (1948)

https://youtu.be/7l1Ms2lk75s
3.9 | 2h 13min | Western, Action
There is nothing like a good black and white western! Headstrong Thomas Dunson starts a thriving Texas cattle ranch. His helpers are his trusty trail hand, Groot, and an orphan Dunson took under his wing, Matthew Garth. The Civil war has left them broke and they are off to Missouri to sell the cattle at a better price. But, the cranky older man and his stubborn young partner begin to have disagreements on the exhausting journey.

Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)

https://youtu.be/XhYGR_eDH5g
3.55 | 1h 32min | Comedy, Action, Thriller
Want some kick-ass martial art fights? Then this one is for you. Hardman Ricky is confined in a futuristic prison.  If he wants to survive the corrupt, sadistic system, ultra-violence is the only way. He must undergo multiple tortures before facing the feared 'gang of four', and finally the governor. The movie has one of the goriest climaxes ever seen.

Silent Running (1972)

https://youtu.be/TckJBvl_uT0
3.35 | 1h 29min | Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction
It's time for some nerdy sci-fi stuff. Earth in the distant future is barren of all flora and fauna. The only existing ecosystems are in large pods attached to spacecraft. The officials are trying to eject the pods into space and destroy it so that the spacecraft can be reused for commercial purposes.  While most of the crew onboard the craft celebrate going home, botanist Freeman Lowell decides to take matters into his own hands and save nature.

The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

https://youtu.be/hKd34tmlqko
4 | 1h 16min | Drama, Western 
Gil Carter and Art Croft reach a small Nevada town. The town is troubled by cattle thieves and thus, Carter and Croft decide to join a posse out to get the criminals. Finally, when they closed in the group of fugitives, they were to decide on a course of action that will affect numerous lives.

The Andromeda Strain (1971)

https://youtu.be/YMbSpnlOOtE
3.6| 2h 11min | Science Fiction, Thriller
All of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead. Many are suspecting that it is after the return of a space satellite back to Earth. Now it is up to a group of eminent scientists to assemble a secure laboratory and find out why two people from Piedmont - an old alcoholic and a six-month-old baby - survived. Will they be able to stop the already mutated alien lifeform?

The Omega Man (1971)

https://youtu.be/KfxxSeURcKI
3.25 | 1h 38min | Action, Science Fiction, Thriller, Drama
You won't see this kinda movie-goodness in any of the modern tentpoles. Robert Neville is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. His secret is an experimental vaccine. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people. They had become sensitive to light and homicidally psychotic. Now, Robert has to survive them too.
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8 Adult Comedies On Netflix That You Don’t Want To Miss

by Kaylen Summers

Whether it's weekends or weekdays, there is nothing like seeing a good comedy entertainer. If it is an adult comedy flick then there will be no stopping the laughter express. However, finding the right flicks can really be a tough job. Lucky for you we have prepared a list of the best adult comedies available on Netflix. So what are you waiting for? Start streaming now!!

The Master of Disguise (2002)

https://youtu.be/bqsWWyQLOso 1h 20min | Director: Perry Andelin Blake | Writers: Dana Carvey, Harris Goldberg

Pistachio Disguisey is a sweet-natured Italian waiter working at his father's Fabbrizio's restaurant. Little did he know that his family holds the supernatural skills of disguise. But when his family is kidnapped by their arch-enemy, Devlin Bowman, Pistachio must use the skills of disguise to track down Bowman and save his family.

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

https://youtu.be/GXD22oySnok 1h 29min | Director: Joel Gallen | Writers: Mike Bender, Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson, Phil Beauman, Buddy Johnson

This spoof movie parodies the teen movie genre in the most brilliant and hilarious way. A gridiron hero of John Hughes High School takes up a bet to turn a geeky Jane into a beautiful and popular prom queen. Will he be able to change her?! Or will he be falling for her?!

Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

https://youtu.be/RByrRpURS5s  1h 37min | Director: David Wain | Writers: Michael Showalter, David Wain

The year is 1981. It's the last day at Camp Firewood. But, before everyone goes back home, camp director Beth has 'some' unfinished business to resolve. He struggles to keep the kids in order, falls for the local astrophysics professor, tries to save the camp from a dangerous piece of NASA's Skylab. If you think that that is just it, then there is more.  A dangerous waterfall rescue, misfits, cool kids, love triangles and talking vegetable cans. But, the question is will this all be solved, before the big talent show at the end of the day.

Superbad (2007)

https://youtu.be/c1JKWi7Mc8U  1h 53min | Director: Greg Mottola | Writers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg

Two co-dependent high school seniors are out to enjoy their lives to the fullest as they are off to different colleges. However, their booze-soaked party goes awry as they land in trouble after trouble.

Grimsby (2016)

https://youtu.be/sWR5uF-WK9c 1h 23min | Director: Louis Leterrier | Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston, Peter Baynham, Sacha Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston

A top MI6 assassin is wrongfully accused and on the run. Now, in order to save the world from a sinister plot, he has to team up with his long-lost, football hooligan brother. These two has to somehow get along. Otherwise, we will be doomed.

The Sweetest Thing (2002)

https://youtu.be/fGpWRA76jzo 1h 24min | Director: Roger Kumble | Writers: Nancy Pimental

Christina's love life is not that colorful. She has been avoiding meaningful relationships for years. But, things took a turn when she meets Peter one night. Though she finally lets her guard down and decides to follow her heart, it seems like Peter has suddenly left town. With Courtney, now she is off to capture the one that got away.

Knocked Up (2007)

https://youtu.be/K6oqO-xMERc 2h 9min | Director: Judd Apatow | Writers: Judd Apatow

Ben Stone is a fun-loving party animal. The last thing ever wanted to happen in his life was to get his one night stand knocked up. Well, it happened and eight weeks later, she is at his doorstep telling him that she's pregnant.

 
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7 Movies To Make You Forget Your Life Problems

by Kaylen Summers

Feel-good films are good healers. But there are people who consider it as substandard. Their simple stories and over-popularity can make any movie buff rethink about watching them. However, sometimes these movies are just the right medicine to make you feel upright. Having any life problems?! Forget them all. Here are 7 great movies to bring back the joy in you.

Amélie (2001)

https://youtu.be/2UT5xaAfxWU
4.15/ 5.0
Amélie (Audrey Tautou) is adorable yet painfully shy.  She believes that she has a gift for helping others. Thus. Amelie decides to spend her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and most importantly a do-gooder. However,  when she meets an attractive stranger, she somehow has no courage to become the star of her very own love story.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

https://youtu.be/doLdmYhpNyc
4/ 5.0
This is the extraordinary tale of a salesman who is struggling in his life. He takes custody of his son. But now, he has to as earn a living by starting a life-changing professional career.

Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

https://youtu.be/WILfr1Q4a8M
3.5/ 5.0
Poppy is a cheery, colorful, North London school teacher. She is highly optimistic and it tends to bother those around her. This movie is an overlook of a few chapters in the life of Poppy.

Mamma Mia! (2008)

https://youtu.be/XZAvWkBAhkk
3.2/ 5.0
Sophie is the young spirited daughter of an independent mother who owns a small hotel on a Greek island. As they are busy with Sophie's wedding, she secretly invites three of her mother's ex-lovers. Her real aim is to find her biological father.

Life Is Beautiful (1997)

https://youtu.be/pAYEQP8gx3w
4.3/ 5.0
This movie tells the touching story of an Italian bookseller who lived during World War II. He lives in his own little fairy tale with creative and happy life. However, all came to halt when his entire family got deported to a concentration camp.  Even when he is locked up, he doesn't lose his optimism as he makes his son believe that everything is just part of a game.

The Intouchables (2011)

https://youtu.be/34WIbmXkewU
 4.25/ 5.0
This heartwarming tale is the true story of two men who should have never have met. One is  a quadriplegic aristocrat. He got injured in a paragliding accident. The other is a young man from the projects. Will the two get along? Watch this wonderful movie to find out.

Lost in Translation (2003)

https://youtu.be/1s4YQqnbnM8
3.85/ 5.0
One is a young, neglected wife of a photographer. The other is a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial. The two lost souls meet each other during a visit to Tokyo. Both of them find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real with each other.
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9 Memorable Movie Quotes That’ll Make You Watch The Entire Movie

by Kaylen Summers

Movies can be inspiring. It can move us from a place of total depression to a land of never-ending happiness in just milliseconds. It is this characteristic of cinema that makes it universally appealing. While some movies leave us with ever-lasting impressions, there are movie quotes that do more than that. They give us the completeness that we were seeking for. They become our voice and make us wonder: "Isn't this what I was trying to say all along?!" Here are 9 of the most memorable movie quotes out there. These movie moments are so priceless that you will go and watch the whole movie after this.

1. The Bucket List

the bucketlist

“You know, the ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death. When their souls got to the entrance to heaven, the guards asked two questions. Their answers determined whether they were able to enter or not. ‘Have you found joy in your life?’ ‘Has your life brought joy to others?’”

–Carter Chambers

2. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, to draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life.”

–Walter Mitty

3. The Theory of Everything

The-Theory-Of-Everything

“There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.”

–Stephen Hawking

4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

benjaminbutton

“Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.”

–Benjamin Button

5. Coach Carter

Coach Carter

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frighten us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” –Timo Cruz

6. Rocky Balboa

Rocky Balboa “Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.” –Rocky Balboa

7. Eat, Pray, Love

Eat, Pray, Love “You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.” –Richard

8. Rudy

Rudy “In this life, you don’t have to prove nothin’ to nobody but yourself. And after what you’ve gone through, if you haven’t done that by now, it ain’t gonna never happen. Now go on back.” –Fortune

9. 10 Things I Hate About You

“Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want.” –Heath Ledger
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Must Watch Movies Releasing This December (2019)

by Kaylen Summers

2019 is coming to an end and we still have so many good movies to expect for. With the holiday season only kicking in, there is a huge list of movies waiting to hit the screens and your streaming platforms. However, if you are feeling the slightest confusion on which movies you should be watching and which ones are okay to skip, then we have just the right guide for you. Here are the must-watch movies to look out for this December.

Spies In Disguise(2019)

https://youtu.be/6FK19sxxnBU Spies in Disguise animated spy, comedy film which revolves around the characters of super-spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett. Walter invents the super-cool gadgets that Lance uses in his mission. However, is not as social as Lance. When events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way, as Lance must save the world disguised as a pigeon. Release Date: December 25th

6 Underground (2019)

https://youtu.be/2elnByQVXbg 6 Underground (2019) tells the story about 6 billionaires who fake their death. They formed a vigilante squad eventually to take down notorious criminals. Directed by Michael Bay, the film stars Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Dave Franco, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Peyman Maadi, Adria Arjona, Corey Hawkins, and Ben Hardy. Releasing Date: December 13, 2019

Little Joe (2019)

https://youtu.be/eYfKlNBLLeQ   Little Joe (2019) follows a single mother named Alice. She is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing a special crimson flower. The plant is said to keep its owner happy. Alice, going against the company's policies takes her son to see the flower. Releasing Date: 6 December 2019

Bombshell (2019)

https://youtu.be/0rBnkBIhoFE Bombshell (2019) is the upcoming American drama based on the sexual harassment allegations against Fox News founder Roger Ailes. Three female employees at the news network are set to take on the toxic male culture. This eventually leads to the downfall of media mogul Roger Ailes. Releasing Date: December 20, 2019

Richard Jewell (2019)

https://youtu.be/gSMxBLlA8qY Based on true events, Richard Jewell tells the story of the security guard who got wrongfully framed for the Olympic bombing of 1996. Initially, Jewell was hailed as the hero for saving people's lives. However, the media and FBI soon turned the table and he ended up as the prime suspect. Releasing Date: December 13th, 2019

1917 (2019)

https://youtu.be/YqNYrYUiMfg 1917 tells the story of two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman). During World War I, they are given an impossible mission. They must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers. Releasing Date: 25 December 2019
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8 Most Creepy Movies of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Watching a horror thriller is something we all love. But, there are movies that are creepy enough to send a cold chill down our spine. These creative flicks have dedicated themselves to bring out the best creeps of them all. And who doesn't like a trip on the creepy side, every now and then? So, here are 8 of the most creepy movies of all time.

A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

https://youtu.be/anF5XiN8QY8
Director: Kim Jee-Woon | Writers: Kim Jee-Woon

A patient gets released from a mental institution and is taken back home to her sister. However, little did she know that she was walking into a chain of disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house. Everything that happens in their house is connected to a dark past in the family's history.

You're Next (2011)

https://youtu.be/ufUQWpEkbf0
Director: Adam Wingard | Writers: Simon Barrett
The Davison family was on their wedding anniversary getaway. Things took a bad turn as they are attacked by a gang of mysterious killers. But, what their attackers didn't know was that one of their victims holds a secret talent for fighting back.

Dark Water (2005)

https://youtu.be/t24DuU9TXRM
Director: Walter Salles | Writers: Rafael Yglesias
In midst of her divorce proceedings, Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a knackered apartment. With her current financial state, it was all that she could afford. However, from the time they reaches the apartment, a lot of strange things are happening- especially the constant drip from the ceiling in her daughter's bedroom.

Signs (2002)

https://youtu.be/F5-Lv4CJmFM
Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Writers: M. Night Shyamalan
Mysterious crop circles are seen on a farm and the family living near it is out to find what is causing these strange occurrences. But, they didn't expect its secret to be something more frightening.

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

https://youtu.be/nYHt8SdUj-U
Director: Tim Burton | Writers: Andrew Kevin Walker
New York detective Ichabod Crane is out at Sleepy Hollow for investigating a series of mysterious deaths. All the victims in these deaths are found without their heads. The local myth is that the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman is the culprit behind these murders.

Creep (2004)

https://youtu.be/QZUzM_p6a1k
Director: Christopher Smith | Writers: Christopher Smith
A woman is trapped in one of the dark London subway stations. To make matters worse, she is being followed by potential attackers. The only way she can survive is by heading into the unknown maze of tunnels beneath the city's streets. But, will she survive there?!

The Eye (2002)

https://youtu.be/eoA6dxLeWFo
Director: Oxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang | Writers: Oxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang, Jojo Hui Yuet-Chun
A blind concert violinist gets vision back by undergoing a cornea transplant. However, she soon realizes that her new eyes have the ability to see ghosts. To understand more about what she is going through, she sets out to find the cornea's former host. What awaits her is something truly disturbing?

Hostel (2006)

https://youtu.be/4d5_lrn9v-g
Director: Eli Roth | Writers: Eli Roth Three backpackers are on their way to a Slovakian city. They are looking to meet their hedonistic expectations. But they have no idea what was awaiting them.
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7 Heart-Breaking Movies on Netflix That’ll Surely Make You Cry

by Kaylen Summers

We all have gone through those times when we're strangely in the mood for a good cry. Lucky for us Netflix has many of these tearjerking dramas. From deadly serious ones to uplifting flicks, there is something for everyone. Here is the list of 7 most heartbreaking movies on Netflix that will surely make you cry.

Blue Valentine (2010)

https://youtu.be/aw0NChcdQfQ 1h 52min | Drama, Romance Dean and Cindy are living a quiet life in a decent neighborhood. As their relationship starts to bloom, they feel like the world at their feet. But soon, irreversible cracks begin to appear in their marriage. His absence of ambition and her escape into self-absorption is tearing their marriage apart.

Boyhood (2014)

https://youtu.be/oNC3NYWh1vI 2h 45min | Drama This movie is remarkable for the time period it took to shoot the whole thing. A boy's parents are divorced. During a period of 12 years- from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18- the movie grows along with him as he examines his relationship with his parents over the years.

Revolutionary Road (2008)

https://youtu.be/gf0VqzuWedU 1h 59min | Drama, Romance Based on a novel by Richard Yates, this movie takes place in the mid-1950s. A young couple is having personal problems and they are struggling to raise their two children in between.

Milk (2008)

https://youtu.be/0rMzrruIIm8 2h 9min | History, Drama Harvey Milk is the first openly gay man ever to be elected to public office. This movie is about his story. Taking place in San Francisco during the late 1970s, the tale is about Harvey Milk becoming an activist for gay rights. Eventually, he goes on to inspire many to join him in his fight for equal rights that should be available to all Americans.

Meet Joe Black (1998)

https://youtu.be/JdJS07wKUAw 1h 50min | Drama, Romance The grim reaper is out to collect the soul of mega-mogul Bill Parrish. However, he has an offer. Host him on his "vacation" and get a few more days of life. Now, using the pseudonym Joe Black, Death hangs around with Parrish and eventually falls in love with his daughter. Do you think that Death's love will change Parrish's fate?

Collateral Beauty (2016)

https://youtu.be/w1tfLWxcEzw 1h 37min | Drama, Romance After a personal tragedy, a man retreats from life and questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. But, what he didn't expect was to receive answers for them. He eventually realizes how life interlocked everything and how even loss had meaning and beauty.

Remember Me (2010)

https://youtu.be/iFFas72-dTY 1h 53min | Drama, Romance A tragic family event and his parents' recent divorce has left Tyler Hawkins heartbroken. But, after he meets Ally Craig, he realizes that there is a fresh lease to life. Ally has her own personal tragedy of witnessing her mother's death. As the two draw closer, their separate tragedies start to jeopardizes what they have between them.
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8 Most Confusing Movies That You’ll Ever Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Admit it! We all secretly love watching dense, complicated movies that leave us wondering, "What the heck did we just watch?!". Unlike the summer tentpoles, these movies are of substance and keep us thinking even after the movie has ended. Here are 8 of such puzzling tales that are so confusing. But you will definitely love watching them.

Memento (2000)

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4.2/ 5.0

A man raped and murdered Leonard Shelby's wife, and he is out tracking down the man who did it.  But, since his rare, untreatable condition of short-term memory loss is causing a major hindrance for him.  Leonard can recall most of the incidents of his life before his accident. But, he is unable to remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he's going, or why.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Writers: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan

Shutter Island (2010)

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4.05/ 5.0

Teddy Daniels is a World War II soldier who turned into U.S. Marshal. When a patient suspiciously disappears from from a hospital for the criminally insane, Teddy is out to investigate the case. However, his investigation is affected by his troubling visions and the mysterious doctor.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Writers: Laeta Kalogridis

Source Code (2011)

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3.75/ 5.0
Captain Colter Stevens is a decorated soldier. But when he woke up in the body of an unknown man, he is confused. But soon he discovers that he is involved in a top-secret experimental program that makes him experience the last 8 minutes of another person's life. mission . Now, he must re-live the same incident over and over again, to find a bomber of a Chicago commuter train.
Director: Duncan Jones | Writers: Ben Ripley

Paycheck (2003)

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3.15/ 5.0

Being a genius has helped Michael Jennings get hired and paid handsomely by some of the high-tech firms. He is mostly assigned with highly sensitive projects and after his work, his short-term memory is erased for security reasons. However, after a three-year job, his paycheck gets denied and instead is given a mysterious envelope. With the clues in the envelope, he must now piece together the reason why he is not getting paid.

Director: John Woo| Writers: Dean Georgaris

Triangle (2009)

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3.45/ 5.0

Jess is sailing on a yacht with her group of friends. Instead of being happy, she is getting the feeling that something wrong is about to happen. Her suspicions turn true as the yacht hits a storm and the group is forced to board a passing ocean liner. But, Jess says that she’s been on it before.

Director: Christopher Smith | Writers: Christopher Smith

The Tree of Life (2011)

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3.4/ 5.0

This impressionistic story takes us through Jack's struggles to cope up with the complicated relationship with his father. He finds himself out of place in the modern world and is seeking answers about his origin and meaning of life.

Director: Terrence Malick | Writers: Terrence Malick

Predestination (2014)

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3.75/5.0

A Temporal agent is sent on a complex series of time-travel journeys to prevent future killers from doing their crimes. His final mission is to stop a criminal who has dodged him throughout time. If he doesn't stop him in time it could lead to a devastating attack.

Director: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Writers: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig, Robert A. Heinlein

Coherence (2013)

https://youtu.be/sEceDz1Rodc
3.6/ 5.0

On a usual night of an astronomical anomaly happens. Eight friends who are at a dinner party go through a chain of reality-bending experiences.

Director: James Ward Byrkit | Writers: James Ward Byrkit, James Ward Byrkit, Alex Manugian
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9 Most Anticipated Upcoming Movies of 2020

by Kaylen Summers

2020 is lining up to be a wonderful year for movie lovers. Both franchises and original movies are slated to release this coming year and you will be needed more popcorn than ever for wonderful cinema treats that awaits you. Here are 9 of the most anticipated movies of 2020:

The Invisible Man

https://youtu.be/dSBsNeYqh-k The Invisible Man (2020) is the official retelling of the classic horror flick from Universal Studios. A crazed scientist stages his suicide and starts using uses his power of invisibility to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. Even though she approached the police, no one believes her. Now, it's up to her to take matters into her own hands and fight back. Releasing Date: 28 February 2020

Bad Boys For Life

https://youtu.be/R228yPrwqTo Bad Boys For Life (2020) will see the return of old-school cops Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett. The two are now part of a newly created elite team from the Miami police department called AMMO. They will be teaming up to take down Armando Armas, the ruthless leader of a Miami drug cartel. Releasing Date: 17 January 2020

Dolittle

https://youtu.be/FEf412bSPLs Dolittle (2020) tells the story of Doctor Dolittle, a former doctor who turns to treat animals because of his love for all creatures. Eventually, he soon discovers that he can communicate with the animals. He, thus, embarks on a fantastical adventure. Releasing Date: 17 January 2020

Disney's Jungle Cruise

https://youtu.be/ydnzilTiBcY Disney's Jungle Cruise (2020) is an adventure movie based on the famous theme park ride of the same name. The movie is set in the early 20th century and is about a riverboat captain named Frank who takes a scientist and her brother into the jungle. Their mission is to find the tree of life, which has great healing powers. Releasing Date: July 24, 2020

Bloodshot

https://youtu.be/vOUVVDWdXbo Bloodshot (2020) is the upcoming movie based on the comics from Valiant comics. Ray Garrison is a marine who got murdered along with his wife. However, he was resurrected by a team of scientists with the help of nanotechnology. With the nanobots in his bloodstream, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine - Bloodshot. Releasing Date:  21 February 2020

Onward

https://youtu.be/gn5QmllRCn4 Onward (2020) is the upcoming animation feature from Disney and Pixar. Two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot are given a wizard staff that could summon their dead father for one day. However, with their magic, they could only bring half of him back. Now, the brothers are on a journey to find more magic so that they could spend one last day with their father. Releasing Date: 4 March 2020

Birds of Prey

https://youtu.be/kGM4uYZzfu0 Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) (2020) joins Harley Quinn as she splits with Joker and teams up with Black Canary, Huntress, and Renee Montoya to protect a young girl named Cassandra Cain from an evil crime lord, Black Mask in Gotham City. Releasing Date: February 7, 2020

The King's Man

https://youtu.be/0pbLPOrTSsI Directed and produced by Matthew Vaughn, and written by Karl Gajdusek, The King's Man is a prequel to the Kingsman film series. The plot of the movie takes place during the early-1900s and describes how the spy agency was formed. Releasing Date: 14 February 2020

Top Gun: Maverick

https://youtu.be/qSqVVswa420 Top Gun: Maverick is the direct sequel to 1986's Top Gun. The movie takes place 34 years after the events of the original film. Captain Peter "Maverick" Mitchell is the new flight instructor of Top Gun. He guides Bradley, Goose's son to become an aviator like his father. Releasing Date: June 26, 2020
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6 Trivia Facts About ‘Pulp Fiction’ That You Didn’t Know

by Kaylen Summers

Tarantino movies are filled with hidden details- both on-screen and something even off-screen. This deep attention to detail in his movies is one of the reasons why we love his work so much. As much engaging as his narratives are, the trivia facts about his movies are also entertaining AF! So here are 10 of the most surprising trivia from Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.

Michael Madsen As Vincent Vega

When Quentin Tarantino was writing the movie, he had Michael Madsen in mind for the role of Vincent Vega. Even though Madsen knew of Quentin's plans and had a great desire to play the part, Madsen was already signed up for the role of Virgil Earp in Wyatt Earp (1994). He later confessed that he regretted the decision.

Fake Bible Verse

The passage from the Bible that Jules recites was mostly made up by Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson. The first part about the righteous man and the tyranny of evil men is not real. However the second half, "And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee", is a direct quote from Ezekiel 25:17.

The Bonnie Situation

"The Bonnie Situation" is one of the main chapters in the movie. However, according to the script, it was originally supposed to be titled "Jules, Vincent, Jimmie, and The Wolf". Glad that they changed it. Because nothing will come close to the new name.

Comeback Film

Although Pulp Fiction is regarded as John Travolta's second comeback film, it became one for Bruce Willis. The actor was having trouble with films outside of the Die Hard franchise. His supporting roles in this film and Nobody's Fool (1994) helped him maintain his A-list status.

Board Games

Board games also play an important role in the movie. Tarantino is fond of vintage board games and they can be seen in a lot of scenes. "The Game of Life" and "Operation" can both be seen on a table while Vincent and Lance are administering the adrenaline shot. In the bedroom, while Lance and his wife are yelling at each other, you can see a game called "Chauvinist Pigs".

Pulp Fiction Matches

Before the movie's UK video rental release, some video stores gave away a pack of limited edition Pulp Fiction matches. The packet had a quote from the film, saying: "You play with matches, you get burned".
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6 Awesome Plot Twists You Would Never Expect

by Kaylen Summers

There is nothing more exciting in a movie than the brilliant misdirection that's thrown right in our face.  Here we are picking out the top ten best movie twists of all time. So there will be some major movie-ruining spoilers ahead. If you haven’t seen anyone of the movies listed below, its okay to skip.  For everyone who's still here,  let's kick it off.

The Time And Place Twist: Planet of the Apes

While the vast majority of twists are aimed to deceive us about either the what or the who, there are a few that mislead us in terms of where and when. Movies like Triangle and The Village gave us similar twists. But none will even come close to the ending of the Planet of the Apes. The idea that they were on Earth the whole time is absolutely brilliant and completely unexpected.  Released in the 60s, this ape twist set the recipe for great movie twists later.

Conspiracy Twist: The Sting

These types of twists are a common element is heist movies. We love this kind of twist because it takes advantage of our own hubris. Just when we think we're ahead of the plot, fully informed, and upon every aspect of the scheme, we realize that we too are being duped. The Sting presents the audience with one such excellent twist from this category. In many ways, we too are similar to Lonnegan in the movie. Without realizing that everything is part of the con, we commit the exact same mistake he does- overbetting our hand.

The Unexpected Bad Guy: Murder on the Orient Express

murderinorientexpress If you've ever watched Scooby-Doo, you'll be familiar with these twists. Though there are many great movies that given us such awesome twists, Murder on the Orient Express threw in an extra twist on top. And for that, it needs to be on the list. Based on the Agatha Christie novel, the movie presents an incredibly complex portrait of 13 strangers suspicious in the murder of Cassidy. While initially, it seems that there is nothing connecting any of the suspects, it emerges that the one thing they have in common is that they all have a reasonable motive. And that's the twist. The killer is not one, but everyone. The perfect coverup for who's guilty was that they're all guilty.

It Was All A Dream: The Wizard of Oz

This is perhaps one of the most controversial and occasionally obnoxious twists commonly found in the film. We’re talking about movies like The Matrix and Source Code that play with the concept of what is real and not. But nothing uses this more brilliantly than the original, the magical and the lovable The Wizard of Oz. Though this plot twist is considered pretty frustrating and lazy writing, In when it seems like something really interesting and subversive is going on, in The Wizard of Oz, the dream world helps Dorothy subconsciously work out her conflicts in a symbolic way.

All In The Protagonist's Head: Fight Club

The twist, of course, comes from detangling the fantasy from the reality. These are films where the audience experiences the delusions alongside their unreliable narrator. There is only one movie that comes to our mind when we read this description and that's Fight Club. Probably one of the most popular twists of the last few decades, Fight Club manages to slip an entire character by us without us noticing. A character who interacts with all kinds of different characters that tend to keep their hallucinations separate.

Identity Mixup: The Empire Strikes Back

Yes! There are movies like Frailty, Matchstick Men and The Crying Game giving as the best of this plot twist. But, none will be as iconic as this one. As far as twists go, The reveal of who is Luke's father is perhaps one of the biggest reveals in movie history. The question is how did they keep it a secret? Well, they lied about it in the script and to just about everybody but Lucas and Hamill, then overdubbed the line later.

Mistaken Identity Twist: Psycho

Don’t get confused with the previous one. This one is entirely different. Instead of realizing we've confused someone for another, we realized they're the exact same person. With some brilliant contenders to fight for the top spot in this category, it's tough to find the best one. However, the Norman Bates reveals in Psycho will always stay remarkable. One would ever expect mild-mannered Norman to actually dress up as his dead mother and kill protagonists weirdly early in the movie. This thriller still messes with our heads when we watch it and for that, it remains one of the best movie plot twists of all time. But, we know that you still have some more awesome movie twists that you want to share with us. Let us know which movie surprised you the most.
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7 Disturbing Movies on Netflix That You Will Only Watch Once

by Kaylen Summers

Creepy, violent and adrenalizing- yet, good horror flick is adorned by all. However, there are certain movies that push us even further into darker territories. These disturbing tales may raise your eyebrows at first. But somehow, they are strangely entertaining. If you’re in the mood for these particular thrills, then let’s get started on 7 of the most disturbing movies on Netflix that you will only dare to watch once. 1. The Witch (2015) https://youtu.be/iQXmlf3Sefg 🍅90% ⌛1h 33m You'll either enjoy this one or hate it. Set in the 1630s, The Witch talks about an outcast Puritan family troubled by paranormal activity. If you are willing to give in to the movie's deliberate pacing, then you are in for some unbearable sense of dread. (Plus, you'll surely not be looking at goats the same way again!) 2. Train To Busan (2016) https://youtu.be/pyWuHv2-Abk 🍅93% ⌛1h 58m Fan of gruesome zombie movies?! Then, here is something for you. Train To Busan takes place in a post-apocalyptic South Korea occupied by zombies. In order to reach one of the few territories not affected, a workaholic father and his daughter are on-board a train. However, the journey is not going to be an easy one, as they’ll have to survive the infected passengers, who are looking to munch on their brains. 3. The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) https://youtu.be/Nf7TA4nKpfg 🍅86% ⌛1h 58m This is one B-movie that is sure to give the creeps. A small-town coroner and his son are performing a routine autopsy on an unidentified female body. However, things take a spooky turn once the examination begins. It seems like the corpse has a series of increasingly disturbing secrets to reveal. But, can you handle it?! 4. Gerald's Game (2017) https://youtu.be/twbGU2CqqQU 🍅91% ⌛1h 43m Gerald’s Game is very simple in its premise. When her husband’s sex game goes wrong, Jessie is left handcuffed to a bed in a remote lake house. Tapping on the basic fears in oneself, this psychological horror movie is about how far a person will go to stay alive. 5. The Babysitter (2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qibY77AWlUc 🍅69% ⌛1h 25m Since its release in 2017, this horror-comedy has grown its own cult following. The movie has become extremely popular for its disturbing (yet, oddly entertaining) plot. The team behind the movie is even working on a sequel. Deeply stupid most of the time, it is the movie's sense of finding humor that takes it to the next level. 6. Calibre (2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6yaSYAk2KU 🍅94% ⌛1h 25m This isn’t really a horror film. But, there are enough disturbing scenes in this movie to make it one. The movie is a pretty terrifying thriller that sets off when one of the protagonists accidentally shoots a child. In their desperate attempt to hide their crimes, things go downhill fast. 7. The Perfection (2019) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q57D6kF5B1k 🍅73% ⌛1h 30m Try watching the trailer for this movie and figure out what it is all about. No clue, right?! It's better that way. Don’t let anyone else spoil it for you. Because you really need to see this to understand how twisted this tale can be. This is one movie that has literally earned its place on this list.
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6 Reasons Why You’ll Always Love Watching ‘Jurassic Park’

by Kaylen Summers

Franchise after franchise, Hollywood has now become an exhausting  "theme park" of overused CGI and over-the-top action sequences. But before all this, there was a time when we had movies that presented good narratives and just the right amount CGI to back it up. Among such movies, Jurassic Park deserves special recognition for setting up the landscape for all the visual effects we have today. Released over 25 years ago,  Jurassic Park is still worthy of being mentioned as a milestone in the history of world cinema. The movie became the highest-grossing film of all time when it debuted in 1993. The iconic blockbuster from Steven Spielberg is a seamless blend of practical effects, animatronics, and CGI. It is this effective method of film making that makes this work of art truly unique and transcend across time. But is it all just that?! What makes this movie so memorable?! No movie has ever made such an effect on audiences the way Jurassic Park has. Not even its squeals and the squeal-franchise (Jurassic World series) after that. So, we have decided to take a deep dive to find some of the reasons why everyone will always love watching Jurassic Park.

1. Fills You With Nostalgia

Just to clear the confusion. We're not talking about the '90s vibe. We are talking more specifically about how this movie seems to get incorporated with our memories each time we see it. By this time everyone has already seen this movie a billion times. But, the real magic is how this movie lies so close to the memories we made while watching it each time. Yes! Movies like Harry Potter and Toy Story does leave us with some lasting impressions. But, none will ever give that warm fuzzy feeling inside like this one.

2. Effects Still Hold Up

Enough with the emotional side. Now let's talk about the technical bits. We all know how clumsy and outdated the visual effects from the '90s can be. Computer-generated graphics was still at its infant stage. But, that didn't stop movie-makers from experimenting with it whenever possible. But, only a few of them had the foresight to present it for the future. Director Steven Spielberg was one such visionary. Even after decades from its making, Jurrasic Park still holds up in terms of effects. Skillfully mixing CGI and animatronic puppets, the film looks far more technologically-advanced and realistic than any recent blockbusters.

3. Strong Female Characters

Long before Hollywood studios were eager to inject feminist ideologies into their movies, Jurassic Park had better realized, strong female characters. There were no damsels in distress, but only characters like Dr. Ellie Satler kicking ass and teenager Lex Murphy saving the day, by herself, by getting the park's security system back online. Ironically, the franchise failed to follow on these strong representations in its later movies. (Yes! We are definitely talking about the high heels in Jurassic World.)

4. Not All Blockbusters Suck

We currently live in an era where Hollywood movies are just two-hour, CGI-filled explosion factories that eschew the actual narrative in favor of spectacles. Though studios are doing this to maximize their profits overseas, we believe that good content always sells and all you need is just the right amount of CGI to support it (if necessary). Good cinema used to be about good narratives and Jurassic Park is the perfect pick to prove it. The movie has numerous spectacles. But none are incoherent, noise-filled or fast-moving metal-smashing garbage. This keeps the movie more realistic and conjures a graceful suspension of disbelief.

5. Spielberg And Williams At Their Best

Director Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams have a perfect track record of making the best happen whenever they team up. The iconic theme songs from Jaws, E.T and Indiana Jones are exceptional outcomes of this partnership. Yet, no one will argue that their work for Jurassic Park is the best of them all. It is pure harmony between Spielberg's frames and Williams music that help deliver a few of the biggest movie thrills of all time. Williams, we love you for the Star Wars theme. But, this one is magic.

6. Dinosaurs!

The good ones should be saved for the last right?! Jurassic World won't be complete without its soul, the dinosaurs. From mesmerizing us with its spectacular beauty to terrifying us to the edge of our seats, the dinosaurs are the one true element in the movie that we will never grow tired of. It's fair to say that no movie ever made has given as great movie spectacles like raptors stalking the kids in a kitchen or the T-Rex chases a Jeep and being "closer than he appears" in the side mirror. And for that, we will keep watching this movie wonder again and again.
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9 Great Spaghetti Western Movies Of All Times

by Emily Keen

Obsessed with Tarantino’s western revisionist dramas are we? But what laid the inspiration for Tarantino’s widely popular genre might still be unknown to many cinephiles. The template for the current revisionist cinema is borrowed from the works of Spaghetti westerns aficionados. Which you will realize once you watch the great epics of the genre mostly acclaimed to Sergio Leone, the legend of Spaghetti Westerns. If you haven’t broached this group yet, here is what you can start with. Or rather you must start with!    
  1.   Once Upon A Time In The West
 IMDb rating: 8.5/10 Waging in all the classic vices of the genre, Once Upon a Time In The West sits at the pinnacle of the Spaghetti westerns. Well because everything right from Ennio Morricone’s score to the film’s visual impact is extraordinary. From an efficient blend of corruption, injustice and violence spawns a brutally honest tale of the old west. Henry Fonda’s Frank is a sadistic killer hired by a crippled railroad kingpin to seize the property of a prime railroad owner. The attempt of seizing the land goes foul as, after the death of the owner, the property is lawfully transferred to his wife who is now under the protection of Charles Brosnan’s Harmonica. Sergio Leone’s magnum opus is a vicious jumble of alliances and betrayals. Not to mention the riveting performances by Brosnan and Fonda.  The film is without a doubt the best western ever made.
  1.   The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
the_good_the_bad_and_the_ugly  IMDb rating: 8.8/10 TGTBTU is an epic stemming from the conflict in the wake of the civil war. For the uninitiated, this film is tantamount to the first port of call before making it to others in the genre. The magnificent film brings together three parties to track an allied treasure. The reluctant team-up unleashes a wild skirmish resulting in one of the classic and genius western stories ever made.
  1.   For A Few Dollars More
for-a-few-more-dollars  IMDb rating: 8.3/10 The quintessential tale of western partnership sets a platform for Sergio Leone’s famous trilogy. The movie surpassed its predecessor in every capacity but essentially not the successors. Lee Van Cleef and Clint Eastwood is probably the best onscreen chemistry ever created with a pair of western gunslingers. Topping a fine storyline, as usual, was Morricone’s trademark score. The film’s climax unarguably beats the buildup and is the best pay-off amongst many others in the genre.  
  1.   The Great Silence
the-great-silence  IMDb rating: 7.7/10 Sergio Corbucci manages to create a masterpiece tale with the backdrop of The Great Blizzard of 1899. The elements of a cold disaster worked hand in glove with the cold nature of the protagonist who loses his voice with the brutal assassination of his parents. Hungry for revenge he sets out to bring the killers to justice teaming with Mormon outlaws and a young African American woman. The movie managed to stand out with setup and story painted in stark contrast to its contemporaries. Tarantino’s Hateful Eight contains a eulogy of the opening scene of this film.
  1.   The Big Gundown
the-big-gundown  IMDb rating: 7.4/10 A symbol of American imperialism brewed by Sergio Donati brings out the shady truth of politics that prevailed in the era. Jonathan Corbett(Lee Van Cleef) is a lawman who is presented with a chance to run for Senate for he has displayed an unprecedented mastery of skills at work. But before that, he is assigned with bounty killing of an alleged rapist by the power broker throwing the bone. In pursuit of his bounty, the lawman finally discovers the truth of impacts of political order on the underprivileged and that his target may not be guilty after all. A rather unusual blend of socio-political themes presented to the viewers by some extraordinary performances, The Big Gundown went on to become a classic post many years after release.   
  1.   A Fistful Of Dollars
    IMDb rating: 8.0/10 The beginning of what shall forever remain an iconic trilogy in the history of westerns, A Fistful of Dollars may not be as charged as it’s sequels but deserves special mention for being a Kickstarter to the regime of western spaghetti. The movie follows a tale of a cynical gunman, Joe, who flaunts his ostensible allegiance to two rival gangs but is loyal to none. Clint Eastwood’s performance as Joe is the most iconic role of his career. The story borrows the mold of Kurosawa’s Yojimbo but Leone’s treatment definitely brings out a stunning original that now serves as inspiration itself.    
  1.   Duck, You Sucker! (A Fistful Of Dynamite)
a-fistful-of-dynamite  IMDb rating: 7.7/10 A rather underrated film of Sergio Leone, this happens to be the second film of the Dollar trilogy. In the final act, Leone soars down the focus to a single character. The movie finds its roots in the Mexican revolution of 1910 with a classic transformation of an outlaw to a revolutionary storyline. Although unlike other westerns, the film is less political and more of an emotionally charged affair, navigating the essence of friendship during a volatile phase of Mexican history.
  1.   A Bullet For The General
A-Bullet-for-a-General-Banner  IMDb rating: 7.1/10 Set in the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution the movie follows the life of El Chuncho, a militant turned revolutionary. Guiding his path of transformation is a prisoner of government forces. The film is a poignant account of political drama, deception and conflicts weighed against the power of conscience and trust. With a heartfelt performance by Gian Maria Volontè, the feature is considered one of the best among the genre of Zapata Westerns.
  1.   Django (1966)
Django IMDb rating: 7.3/10 Django is one of the classic western spaghetti films, very much in the Sergio Leone mold. A soldier of the Union Army begins his journey across the south with a coffin. Of course, there is a lot of action along the way when the cowboy hero has to face off against multiple enemies across the Mexican border. Drawing subtle inspiration from A fistful of Dollars, the film explicitly mimics the classic Kurosawa style film making and continues to have a cultural impact years later.
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6 Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime To Watch This Halloween

by Kaylen Summers

After doing a list of best Halloween movies on Netflix, we know you are dying to hear our list of the best horror flicks on Amazon Prime Video. Everyone knows how complicated the “browse” function on the streaming platform can be at times and at times, finding the right movies for the Halloween season can itself be a super scary thing. Since no one likes to get lost in the infinite streaming scroll, we have decided to bring the cream of the crop to the forefront. Get your popcorn ready for some spooky times, because we have everything from classic Italian Giallo movies to the 1980s slashers. Here is our list for the best horror movies to watch Amazon Prime:

1. Final Exam (1981)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA4niBgNOWE ⭐4.7/10 ⌛1h 29min Released during the early slasher boom, Final Exam has all the basic ingredients for a  Halloween slasher flick. The movie takes place on a college campus and has some of the memorable idiosyncrasies from the golden era of the genre. The identity of the killer or his motive is never revealed. This adds an extra bone-chilling shiver to the voyeuristic deaths he/she does on-screen. The movie may feel clumsy at times, but it surely pushed the “death-stalks-campus” genre further for future films like Happy Death DayThe House on Sorority Row and Graduation Day.

2. The Woman in Black (2012)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHenViW-C2s ⭐6.4/10 ⌛1h 35min This modern Hammer Horror film stands unique for producing a traditional ghost story in 2012. With Daniel Radcliffe making his first 'adult' role after the Harry Potter movies, the Victorian-era story tells about a lawyer who travels to the country to negotiate the sale of a house. However, he soon realizes that it is haunted by the spirit of the Woman in Black. If you are a fan of the classic Sam Raimi movie Drag Me to Hell, then this ghost story is your cup of tea.

 3. Frankenstein’s Army (2013)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQRvrR3wIZ0 ⭐5.3/10 ⌛1h 24min Looking for some Indie horror magic?! This found-footage horror is sure to give you the same chills that you felt seeing Paranormal Activity. The story is of a troop of Russian soldiers during WWII. While infiltrating a German compound, they realize that they are actually in the testing grounds of a Frankenstein-descendent mad scientist. The Russian soldiers soon end up fighting for their lives against the undead soldiers.

4. We Are Still Here (2015)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXc_XD4D0wI ⭐5.7/10 ⌛1h 24min We Are Still Here will undoubtedly be the single most terrifying movie to be released back in 2015. Different from the other movies of the genre, this flick begins at the bloodbath itself. Apparently, the director doesn't wait much for baiting or switching and confidently takes us right into the danger.

5. It Comes at Night (2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YOYHCBQn9g ⭐6.2/10 ⌛1h 31min Do you remember the movies where most of the important characters die by the end?! It Comes at Night is one such horror movie. Following a mysterious apocalypse, the world is left with only a few survivors. Two such families are forced to share a home in order to survive from the evil outside. The movie touches hearts and is sure to give you painful scares. However, it treats this trauma as a tone poem that is bittersweet down to its bones.

6. Hereditary (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6wWKNij_1M ⭐7.3/10 ⌛2h 7 min This movie takes creepiness to a whole new level. The story is about the Graham family. Following the death of the family's matriarch, her daughter and grandchildren start to realize the cryptic secrets about their ancestry. From there, its a terrifying attempt by them to outrun the sinister fate they have inherited.
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9 Netflix Halloween Movies That Are Super Scary to Watch

by Emily Keen

Halloween is the time for brewing up some hocus pocus with friends and family. But if you do not have much to do this Halloween season, grab some candy corn and Apple cider, get cozy in the blanket and tune in to Netflix. There are some spooky fun horror movies waiting to be discovered. We narrowed down the list with some of the most iconic classic and new horror movies to make your task simpler. Here are nine tales of otherworldly horror for you to enjoy this Halloween season.
  1. Coraline
https://youtu.be/XyUwEO7xelY IMDb rating: 7.7/10 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.  
  1. The Ritual
https://youtu.be/Vfugwq2uoa0 IMDb rating: 6.3/10 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.  
  1. The Sixth Sense
the-sixth-sense-movie IMDb rating: 8.1/10 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.  
  1. I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives in the House
https://youtu.be/NRP-4f_vyrY IMDb rating: 4.5/10 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.  
  1. Murder Party
murder-party-movie IMDb rating: 5.9/10 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.  
  1. The Witch
https://youtu.be/iQXmlf3Sefg IMDb rating: 6.8/10 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.  
  1. The Crow
the-crow-movie IMDb rating: 7.6/10 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.  
  1. Horns
https://youtu.be/xzkNgacIFTA IMDb rating: 6.5/10 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.  
  1. The Babysitter
the-babysitter IMDb rating: 6.3/10 A horror comedy that is just right for 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. No matter how old you are. The list has something for everyone. Watch away!
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6 Netflix Movies With Awesome Twist Ending

by Kaylen Summers

A good plot-twist in the third act can surely make the movie experience worth it. There is nothing like investing a good 90, 95 minutes in a story and then out of nowhere the ending completely turning everything you saw upside down. These movie moments are so priceless that they become the most lauded and crucial aspect of the film. Take M. Night Shyamalan movies for example. The guy has literally made a living out of making movies with twist endings. But, those are the best ones. End up with one of the worst and you will be wondering why you wasted your time watching it. Thankfully, Netflix has a long list of movies with great twist endings and we have picked 6 of the best ones from them. 

1. The Invitation (2015)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X7G6p-oNG8 ⌛ 1h 40min  ⭐6.6/10 This movie is brilliant in its ability to conjure two interesting plots into one. The first one terrifies you with a cult performing some dreadful ritual, while the second story is about a man who is driven into the point of a complete mental breakdown because of his past.

2. Devil (2010)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyHGmQuxblk ⌛ 1h 20m  ⭐6.2/10 Produced and written by none other than M. Night Shyamalan, this movie has one hell of a twisted ending. The flick is about a group of people stuck in an elevator together. Soon, they start dying one by one and it becomes obvious that one among them is behind all this. The movie ends with a shocking reveal of who really is the devil among them.

3. Vanilla Sky (2001)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOFHvI5Rob8 ⌛ 2h 17m  ⭐6.9/10 Telling the story of David Aames, a publishing magnate, this flick has Tom Cruise playing the lead role. Aames gets into a car crash and scars his face. The incident forces him into an existential crisis and raises questions about the existing reality of his life. However, all these questions are given a shocking answer with a remarkable plot twist at the end of the movie.

4. Primal Fear (1996)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnmTi7hSjrA ⌛ 2h 10m  ⭐7.7/10 Edward Norton plays the role of a stuttering altar boy in this legal thriller. He is accused of murder. Suffering from multiple personality disorder, he seems to have no knowledge of the murder committed by his alter ego, Roy. Think you know what the twist is?! Then you are definitely in for a surprise.

5. Raw (2016)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JfTnHHm3O8 ⌛ 1h 39m  ⭐7/10 Raw has a straightforward plot about a French cannibal discovering her sexuality (and taste for human flesh). Apparently, that is as straight forward as it can get, as the movie forwards into a more mythological ending. Surely this one is not for the faint of heart.

6. The Village (2004)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7akpZ7wJ3g ⌛ 1h 39m  ⭐6.5/10 Written and directed by the master of plot twists, M. Night Shyamalan, the twist in The Village may sound a little dumb at first. However, you have to hand it to the director for making such an unrepentant big swing in the third act. Watch the movie just for that.
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8 Movies On Hulu That Will Surely Make You Fall In Love

by Kaylen Summers

Whether it's break-up or patch up, we all love watching a good romance unfold on our screen. But, finding these feel-good rom-coms can be a miserable task at times. (Admit it! We all have been there.) However, if you are on Hulu, then there is an extensive collection of romantic flick that can easily connect with your soft side. From classics to little-known favorites, here is a list of the best movie love stories that you can find on Hulu. The next time you're craving for a rom-com, you can simply pick one from the list or binge-watch them all.

Pretty in Pink (1986)

https://youtu.be/y-X5ixDLuhM When it comes to rom-coms, Pretty in Pink is iconic like every other John Hughes movie in the genre. Molly Ringwald plays the role of Andie Walsh, a young teenage girl who is in love with the rich boy Blane. Redefining the concept of teenage lovesickness on film, the core construct of this flick resonates with young audiences even today. If you are looking for some burning teenage love, then Pretty in Pink will be the right one to start from.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqiSMAT-tHQ Don't mistake it with the recent miniseries on Hulu. We are definitely talking about the classic one. This romantic comedy is so good that you'll be amazed to know that it is directed by the same person who helmed the Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire movie. Starring Hugh Grant, Four Weddings and a Funeral  tells the story of Charlie, who is uncomfortably busy with four weddings and a funeral. However, among the weirdly big circle of friends present at each event, Charlie keeps on encountering the beautiful American Carrie, played by Andie McDoweel.

Chasing Amy (1997)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BR1mNP_fuo Yes, you heard it right. Back in the '90s, this movie was nicknamed as the "Ben Affleck falls in love with a lesbian" movie. Though the plot is pretty much that, Chasing Amy is more about love than just sexual politics. It explores the male insecurity in finding love and maintaining it and other human emotions. The movie is a wonderfully crafted rom-com with a bittersweet ending.

Sixteen Candles (1984)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcroWRd4BuE John Hughes is back again on the list with the teenage masterpiece Sixteen Candles. More than just a romance, this iconic movie is a coming-of-age comedy flick. However, its core is pure and its ending truly romantic. The movie follows 16-year-old Sam Baker (Molly Ringwald) on her birthday. Her parents have completely forgotten about their daughter's birthday and her crush, Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling) doesn't even know she exists.

Let the Right One In (2008)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0mn4iYpYxw This one will surely not be your first choice for a romantic movie on Hulu. However, there is something about Let the Right One In that makes it romantic and sweet from all the other movies. Yes, the flick is about a little boy and a little girl vampire and it's a little spooky at times. But, no one will ever deny how sweet it is for this movie to present the beloved as the ultimate protector for her lover.

Secretary (2002)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgJdbRnCb_A Are all romances about puppy dogs and flowers? This movie says otherwise. From the sexual complexities of dominance and submission to some good old fashioned BDSM, this movie will make you rethink about the generic love stories. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, the movie is about Lee Holloway who takes a job as a secretary for E. Edward Grey (James Spader). The two soon embark on an unusual romantic relationship... Oh, wait! Does the plot sound familiar to you? It is because this movie is everything 50 Shades of Grey tried to be- even down to the protagonist with 'Grey' as the second name.

Sense and Sensibility (1993)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1rb_c_t1-s Adapted from the Jane Austen novel of the same name, the 1995 film Sense and Sensibility is filled with talent both on camera and behind. Directed by Oscar-winner Ang Lee, the movie is surprisingly scripted by Emma Thompson. (The same actress who starred in Love Actually and Nanny McPhee.)

XX/XY (2002)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmgZSd9TBco That's a pretty awesome title, right?!  XX/XY refers to the two chromosomal pairings that make up women and men respectively. The movie, on the other hand, has nothing to do with genetics. It is about two women and one man who are entangled up together in a turmoil of emotions. Two college roommates, Sam (Maya Stange) and Thea (Kathleen Robertson) have a wild sexual encounter with animator Coles (Mark Ruffalo). Going through their relationship, the movie explores how one treats passion differently in young adulthood and adulthood.
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9 Netflix Movies That Are too NSFW to Watch

by Emily Keen

However progressive, humans are bound to have sweat dripping off their forehead if they have to share a room while a sex scene runs on TV. Especially if it’s with a parent! The feeling of secondhand embarrassment is universal to humanity, no matter what age you are strutting through. So here are a few movies that need to stay strictly off-limits on family get-togethers or even movie nights with friends. Friends too yes! Unless of course, you share a blatant lack of respect for each others privacy.  
  1. The Late Bloomer

  the-late-bloomer Run Time: 90 min | IMDb: 5.2/10 The title marks the late onset of puberty for Peter Newmans who happens to be a sex therapist himself. Tragic? Well just wait until you see how the puberty that is 15 years late to arrive hits him overwhelmingly. All the mood swings and voice cracking happen in just one single month. The movie is strictly not recommended if you find it uncomfortable discussing sex out in the open. Directed by Kevin Pollack and starring Johnny Simmons in the lead role, this movie is a downright horny comedy.  
  1. Below Her Mouth

below-her-mouth-movie Run Time: 94 min | IMDb: 5.5/10 A Lesbian romance that begins with two women discovering their sexual preferences when they meet each other over a weekend. With that begins a highly sensual and defiant tale of love. The scenes are every shade of lust, a lesbian desires in her wildest dreams. They are way too NSFW to be played in a company that does not approve of a generous sexual display. Directed by April Mullen, the not so praise worthy script, is an absolute erotica aimed at teens and night-loners.  
  1. Nymphomaniac Vol I

Nymphomaniac-vol-I Run Time: 117 min | IMDb: 6.9/10 Do we even have to guess after reading the title? Director Lars von Trier made quite a choice of using porn actors as body doubles to film the sex scenes and then using CGI to make it look like they were performed by real actors. The plot follows Joe (played by Charlotte Gainsborough) who is found in a bad shape in an alley. The movie is largely about Joe (a nymphomaniac) recalling the sexual experiences from her youth. With so much sex and extremely kinky stuff going on most of the time, the movie easily earns a safe spot in the list of NSFW movies.  
  1. Immoral Tales

immoral-tales-movie Run Time: 103 min | IMDb: 5.7/10 An anthology that features four stories with a vivid display of sexual desire and its manifestation across the series. But what apparently makes it a bad movie night contender are the silent, background score lacking, erotica-oozing frames. Ever had an uncomfortable experience when an extremely intimate scene pops up when with parents? You even stop breathing hoping they forget you exist in that moment. That's exactly the kind of embarrassment this erotic flick is meant to ensue.  
  1. The Package

the-package-movie Run Time: 94 min | IMDb: 5.5/10 The package seems like a safe way to address the entity they are actually trying to imply here. Wait till you find out what the discretion holds, highly protected in a cooler. Whatever! It's a Penis! Already grossed out? Well then don't watch, because the fate of the penis is way too worse than the hospitalized teen who chops it off with a switchblade. An unfortunate incident unfolds on a  spring break, where one among the group of highly messed up teens incises his tenders and the group safely sends him to the hospital. Only with the wrong package! Could things go more wrong? Yeah! They are already high up the mountains by the time they realize their friend might just pay the price of their carelessness. A dark comedy aimed at saving genitalia, The Package is not for the feeble ones who mellow up jargon with euphemisms.  
  1. The Little Hours

the-little-hours-movie Run Time: 90 min | IMDb: 5.8/10 A young male appears at the door of a convent seeking refuge and projects himself as deaf and mute. One trip of thought and he blows up his cover! Speak of blasphemy and there is a lot going on in this convent full of vulnerable nuns. You might want to pass on this one if you have an aunt who strictly insists on saying “grace” before dinner and Amen after every single thought.  
  1. Love

love-movie Run Time: 135 min | IMDb: 6.1/10 A 3D sexual adventure that will blow your mind with thrice the level of erotica. An artistic sex epic weaved with closely packed sex scenes and visuals of privates up for display,  Gaspar Noé's Love, created quite a buzz at the film festivals. The film is about a couple looking to amplify their sexual experience with a threesome but forget to factor in the emotional chaos it might lead to.  
  1. Blue Is the Warmest Color

blue-is-the-warmest-color Run Time: 180 min | IMDb: 7.8/10 A poignant account of Adele’s romantic experience with a blue-haired woman- Emma!. Self-discovery is the crux of the story and inspiration ensues as Adele blooms in Emma’s presence. The story draws its plot from a novel and is quite a piece of art cinema. It however contains a long and intense scene of graphic sex hindering your desire of experiencing this beautiful tale of Lesbian romance.  
  1. Y Tu Mamá También

Y-Tu-Mamá-También-movie Run Time: 106 min | IMDb: 7.6/10 This art drama directed by Alfonso Cuaron may particularly not be an oasis of vulgarity, but does contain a threesome of electrifying intensity. So definitely not safe to watch at work kind of movie! Cuaron cinema is bound to be a muscular script with underlying subtext. One thing we ought to remember is that art-house directors believe in "No compromises". It is essential to bring out the depth and conviction in each character. And being a coming of age drama, Y Tu Mamá También demands at least some aggressive making out. So the next time you decide to watch any of these movies, be sure to maintain a low profile.
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9 Best Comedies on Amazon Prime Right Now

by Emily Keen

The comedy genre has come a long way in Hollywood. But if you consider Hollywood comedies as just all jokes and no substance then you are wrong. The American cinema is definitely a huge universe with numerous gems conceived down the line of history and waiting to be discovered.  Here is a list of classic comedy features streaming on Amazon prime which are not just funny but also have a solid storyline and underlying messages even.  
  1. The Apartment
https://youtu.be/GX9-5Zxy5us Run Time: 125 min | IMDb: 8.3/10 C.C. Baxter decides to play wingman to his philandering office superiors by lending them his apartment for their illicit affairs just to get into their goodbooks. His trade off seems fair until he finds out that his crush has an affair with his boss and that is just the beginning of Baxter’s miserable yet humorous romantic tragedy.  
  1. Beetlejuice  
https://youtu.be/_srx6WPejXs Run Time: 92 min | IMDb: 7.5/10 A ghost couple is disturbed by the fact that their home is haunted by a conceited human family. Quite a reversal of roles from traditional premise of horror movies, this forms the basis for the humorous tale. Beetlejuice ( Michael Keaton) is the star of the show who is hired by the couple to free themselves from the wrath of the humans. Directed by Tim Burton, the spooky horror is carried substantially by Keaton with his manic performance until the very end.  
  1. The Birdcage 
https://youtu.be/P7FcPlt8hHc Run Time: 117 min | IMDb: 7.1/10 A screwball comedy of the 90s era that portrays Robin Williams as a gay cabaret owner and his partner Nathan Lane as a dragqueen of the night club. The story gains heat when Williams’ son (Val) falls for the daughter of a highly moralist politician and now must introduce both families. And amidst getting Nathan to pose as Val’s mother and the senator trying to protect his reputation of “Man of Values” unfolds a chaos of cosmic proportions.  
  1. The Blues Brothers
https://youtu.be/A-xtJYIwfYo Run Time: 133 min | IMDb: 7.9/10 The film brings to life John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd’s SNL characters “Blue Brothers” to life on big screen. The two of them learn that the orphanage that they grew up in in about to be shut due to back taxes. They gather their old bunch of band members and try to raise money to save the orphanage. A simple plot sizing up the absurd lives of two cynics amidst a lot of chaos and carnage  
  1. Boomerang 
https://youtu.be/Sr60MOJ_fhc Run Time: 117 min | IMDb: 5.5/10 The king of comedy, Eddie Murphy is an executive at an advertising firm and leads a highly exciting life as a professional and a philanderer. This is until his new female boss (Robin Givens) with a similar personality only amplified in magnitude gives him a taste of his own medicine and there begins his comeuppance. Set in the backdrop of misogynistic culture of corporate, the film maker conveys the message of love and Karma in the vein of what can be viewed as a sophisticated parody.  
  1. The Disaster Artist
https://youtu.be/sPSJYXi7BWA Run Time: 104 min | IMDb: 7.4/10 James Franco’s Magnum opus is based on the making of Tom Wiseau’s 2003 fiasco The Room.  Tommy Wiseau (played by James Franco) bumps into Greg Sestero (played by Dave Franco) in an acting class. Greg is bewitched by Tommy’s take on performance art and they both set out on their quest to make a movie. But when Hollywood rejects to take the script he is so passionate about, Tommy decides to make the movie on his own. Made especially for the cult followers of The Room, this movie depicts Wiseau’s megalomaniac craze and undying dedication towards the projects with utmost honesty.  
  1. The Squid and the Whale
https://youtu.be/zaZhnD69vl0 Run Time: 104 min | IMDb: 7.3/10 An indie pop by Noah Baumbach, follows the crumbling marriage of a couple and how it affects their two sons. Both parents are writers but are perceived differently by their children. The father Bernard, is a literary aficionado and the elder son, Walt (Jesse eisenberg) agrees to and respects most of his opinions. Inspired by the father, Walt is quiet a talent at school but takes weird decisions of giving up his love life, because his father apparently is not a big fan of monogamy. The mother on the other hand ihas fallen out of love with Bernard and finds a romantic interest in another man. The younger brother is enjoying his puberty in a very unapproved manner. All in all this a perfect way to explain how dysfunctional relationships raises a relatively better offspring and the cycle continues.  
  1. Wayne’s World
https://youtu.be/OIuhsHpcNAU Run Time: 94 min | IMDb: 7.0/10  A laffaminit spectacle originally conceived from the parody of Saturday Night live TV show. The show is hosted by two young lads who are quite passionate about their choices and are also very much attached to them. They are outsmarted by an ad company that finally tricks them into selling their show for big bucks. The film captures the journey of the two young men through a very predictable but intelligently crafted movie filled with sight gags and smart humor.  
  1. Six Degrees of Separation
https://youtu.be/e4vLgn3yBew Run Time: 112 min | IMDb: 6.8/10 News broke in New York that a few socialites were tricked by a black young man who claimed himself to be the son of Sydney Poitier. This became the premise for a Broadway hit and later was given the film treatment by Fred Schepisi. The protagonist played by Will Smith plays a con man who drops by the door of an upper crust couple and introduces himself as a schoolmate of their children and that he has just been mugged. The couple kindly let him spend the night and he fully uses the opportunity to charm them with anecdotes and his culinary skills. A vibrant drama filled with surprises and sarcastic comedy! So get ready to split your sides with some of the best comical ventures. 
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9 Best Netflix Original Movies So Far

by Emily Keen

In the world of event cinema, finding interesting stories driven by passion and originality is a tough task. But if you have Netflix, you need not sweat it! Some of the most engaging dramas are waiting to be discovered right away.  Here is a list of nine such wonderfully crafted stories:
  1.   Roma (2018)
https://youtu.be/6BS27ngZtxg Run Time: 135 min | IMDb: 7.8/10 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.  
  1.   Mudbound (2017)
https://youtu.be/vAZWhFI9lLQ Run Time: 134 min | IMDb: 7.4/10 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.  
  1.   Happy as Lazzaro (2018)
https://youtu.be/eNEtyax1wH8 Run Time: 128 min | IMDb: 7.6/10 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.  
  1.   Beasts of No Nation (2015)
https://youtu.be/2xb9Ty-1frw Run Time: 137 min | IMDb: 7.8/10 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.  
  1.   Private Life (2018)
https://youtu.be/J1orjA9Z8g4 Run Time: 123 min | IMDb: 7.3/10 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.  
  1.   The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
https://youtu.be/_2PyxzSH1HM Run Time: 133 min | IMDb: 7.3/10 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.  
  1.   On Body and Soul (2017)
https://youtu.be/0UE6IU2mhU8 Run Time: 116 min | IMDb: 7.6/10 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.   
  1.   The Meyerowitz Stories (2017)
https://youtu.be/MYzFieit8dI Run Time: 112 min | IMDb: 6.9/10 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!  
  1.   The Little Prince (2016)
https://youtu.be/9gARHWfXE40 Run Time: 108 min | IMDb: 7.7/10 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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9 Upcoming Netflix Movies that are Worth Watching

by Emily Keen

Netflix has an interesting lot of cinema coming up in the days ahead. Here is a sneak peek into few of the must-watch upcoming features you definitely don't want to miss. Have a look.  
  1. Between Two Ferns: The Movie
https://youtu.be/OjljgkCQv5c 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. Release Date: September 20           2. In the Shadow of the Moon https://youtu.be/lJ3_biTbeRM 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. Release Date: September 27  
  1. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
https://youtu.be/lZKqMVPlDg8 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. Release Date: October 11  
  1. The King 
https://youtu.be/yMJnsTx-TBg 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. Release Date: November 1  
  1. The Laundromat
https://youtu.be/wuBRcfe4bSo 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. Release Date: October 18  
  1. Dolemite Is My Name
https://youtu.be/Ws1YIKsuTjQ 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. Release Date: October 25  
  1. American Son
https://youtu.be/xLEYnzs2G2Y 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. Release Date: November 1  
  1. The Forest of Love
the-forest-of-love-movie 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. Release Date: October 11  
  1. The Two Popes
https://youtu.be/BeqdEuZcN5k 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. Release Date: December 20 Make sure to check out Spotflik for updates as more films are announced.  
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6 Must Watch Heist Movies On Netflix Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

When you think about, almost all the Hollywood heist movies have the same, simple yet effective winning formula. There will be a priceless McGuffin, a crack team of smooth criminals and a plan that can’t fail. We all know that something is going to go wrong. Yet, our heroes will always turn things around and win by the end of the day. But, don't mistake these movies with the typical crime genre ones. These fun-packed action-adventures are a shout-out-loud to the American dream- work really hard for one night, and set for life. As much as you love these movies, we also know that you love sitting back on your recliner, munching on some popcorn and watching them on Netflix. So, we have brought the best of both worlds down to you. Here are the must-watch heist movies that you can stream on Netflix right now.

Snatch (2000)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni4tEtuTccc Run Time: 103 min | IMDb: 8.3/10 Made in his iconic film making style, this crime comedy from Guy Ritchie is a fun British jaunt starring Brad Pitt and Jason Statham. While one part of the plot follows the diamond thief Benicio del Toro, the other part is about the small-time boxing promoter played by Statham. del Toro is looking to sell his stolen goods to some double-crossing gangsters. On the other hand, Statham is on the run from a ruthless drug lord who loves to torture.

Son of a Gun (2014)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Bf9JkRwzU Run Time: 108 min | IMDb: 6.5/10 A group of inmates is planning on breaking out of prison and pulling off an elaborate gold heist. Starring Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites, and Alicia Vikander star, this Australian crime drama may sound simple on paper. But, hides some awesome plot twists if you stick around enough. Thwaites plays JR who is a young criminal jailed for six months for a minor crime. It is there that he meets Lynch (McGregor) a conman who saves JR’s life. In return, he asks for JR's help to break out of prison. Though the two eventually partners to sell millions in gold bars, the real story unfolds as JR tries to figure out who he can trust and who’s out to betray him.

Hell or High Water (2016)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQoqsKoJVDw Run Time: 102 min | IMDb: 7.6/10 This neo-Western crime thriller tells about a pair of brothers who are out robbing banks to save their family’s property. Toby struggling to live right because of the inherited debt. His brother Tanner is an ex-con and this jeopardizes the two men on their jobs. With no other options, the boys are left with going on a spree of bank robberies. Even though the aging town sheriff tries to bring them to justice, they escape with the help of the locals who hate the bank. Gritty and unapologetic, the tale brings back a forgotten America with some brilliant performances from Chris Pine, Ben Foster, and Jeff Bridges.

Wheelman (2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6hODbsUE7Y Run Time: 88 min | IMDb: 6.4/10 If you are a fan Baby Driver, then you will understand that being a getaway driver is not an easy job. Wheelman tells such a story of a getaway driver figuring out who betrayed him after a busted bank robbery. The ex-con agreed to chauffeur the bank heist to pay back his debts. Unfortunately, things took a horrible turn and he got a mysterious call telling him to leave his accomplices and fork over the money. If you are looking for some action-packed neo-noir on Netflix, you’ll have a damn good time watching this one.

The Hurricane Heist (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqkIiQQwPuw Run Time: 103 min | IMDb: 5/10 The Hurricane Heist is everything that its title says. The movie revolves around a group of thieves who are planning to pull off a massive robbery of the U.S. Treasury’s Mint supply in Alabama. However, what makes this heist nearly impossible is that there is a major category 5 hurricane on the loose, threatening the area. Get you bowl of popcorn and buckle up! Because there are gonna be guns, cars, money and a monstrous hurricane-all in the same movie.

Triple Frontier (2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo3yRLLrXQA Run Time: 125 min | IMDb: 6.5/10 This heist thriller is a new big-budget action flick from Netflix, starring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal. These Hollywood hunks play a group former special-ops bros who reunite to take down an infamous cartel kingpin. However, during their assignment, they steal his profits, pushing them into a plot that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seats. If you are a fan of multiple plot twists and some high stakes action, then this one is for you.
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Must-Watch Movies This Holiday Season

by Kaylen Summers

Summer is still underway and the box office is crowded with tentpole movies like Hobbs & Shaw and The Lion King. Yet we couldn't help ourselves from taking a peek at the holiday line-up. Yeah! We know it a little too early to get a full glimpse of the entire holiday slate. But, from what is announced so far, the holiday season this year is going to be really merry for all the cinephiles out there. With that being said, here is the list for the must-watch movies releasing this holiday season. Ho... Ho... Ho... (Sorry!)

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood 

https://youtu.be/-VLEPhfEN2M Hearing just anything about this movie is enough to warm our hearts. A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood is a real-life story based on the affable friendship between the journalist Tom Junod and television star Fred Rogers. The two meet as a part of the journalist's assignment to profile the famous TV host. However, the events changed his life by giving him a cordial friendship with Rogers. Releasing Date: 22 November 2019

1917

https://youtu.be/UcmZN0Mbl04 Not all movies for the holiday season will be merry-spirited. Some can be grim and bleak in theme. 1917 is one such movie. It tells the story of two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman). During World War I, they are given an impossible mission. They must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers. Releasing Date: 25 December 2019

Cats

https://youtu.be/U_O8DN1CY_E Here is a musical to enjoy the holiday spirit. Cats (2019) is a British-American musical fantasy film based on the musical of the same name. The plot of the movie takes place over the course of a single night. A tribe of cats called the 'Jellicles' make what is known as 'the Jellicle choice'. The choice will decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Releasing Date: December 20, 2019

Jumanji: The Next Level

https://youtu.be/rBxcF-r9Ibs Wait! Is it Jumanji 3 or Jumanji 2?!  Let's just call it Jumanji: The Next Level for now. A direct sequel to the 2017 movie, this installment of the franchise tells the story of four students playing a magical video game. The rules are pretty much the same as that of the prequel. They are drawn to the jungle world of Jumanji, where they are trapped as their avatars. To return to the real world, they must finish the game. Releasing  Date: December 13, 2019 More movies await us for the holiday season. Check out this space again for more updates on that.
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7 Most Iconic Star Wars Characters That You Often Forget

by Kaylen Summers

The Star Wars Universe is perhaps the best thing to come out of Hollywood over the decades.  George Lucas’ story of a young man, an evil Empire, and a galaxy far, far away has captured the imaginations of a generation who grew up on that original trilogy, and later the younger viewers with its prequels, sequels and other canonical spin-offs. The Star Wars stories are vast and teeming with characters. With room for even more characters to fill, it is normal for anyone to miss out on some of their iconic characters. From the greatest Jedis and Jabba sidekicks to loyal ‘bots and extraterrestrial louts, there are many cool characters that we often forget.  However, we have taken it upon ourselves to freshen up your memories. Here is the list for the 13 most iconic Star Wars characters we often forget. May the force be with you, always!!

Lando Calrissian

starwars-lando Don't underestimate Lando by his silk shirt, the matching cape, and the easy smile. This smooth-talking smuggler changed from being a get-rich-quick schemer to a selfless leader in the fight against the Empire. The character portrayed by Billy Dee Williams in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. However, Donald Glover played the younger version of the character in the standalone Han Solo Star Wars movie.

C-3PO

c-3p0 star wars Built by the heroic Jedi Anakin Skywalker, C-3PO is a droid programmed for etiquette and protocol. He is fluent in over seven million forms of communication and a constant companion to astromech R2-D2. Over the year, this metal worrywart has been involved in many great Star Wars battles and has become an inevitable part of the Star Wars Saga.

Obi-Wan KenobiObi-Wan-Kenobi

How the hell did he end up in this list, right?! Well, it seems like some people forget him a lot too. Obi-Wan Kenobi is a Jedi Knight who personifies the patience, wisdom, and discipline required to harness the Force. This legendary Jedi Master trained Anakin Skywalker, served as a general in the Republic Army during the Clone Wars, and guided Luke Skywalker as a mentor.

Darth Maul

darth-maul-star-wars A man of few words, Darth Maul is a deadly, agile Sith Lord trained by the evil Darth Sidious. When it comes lightsabers, this guy literally broke the mould and introduced the double-bladed weapon into the Star Wars universe. Now you know where Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens got the inspiration for his cross-sword beam. But jokes apart, Darth is one evil dude you don't want to mess around with. George Lucas has described the big bad of The Phantom Menace as “a figure from one of his darkest nightmares.”

R2-D2

r2d2 Appearing in nine of the ten Star Wars films to date, R2-D2 has been a major character of the franchise. The droid robot was a brave and trustful companion to many including C-3PO, Padmé Amidala, Anakin Skywalker, Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, and even Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Chewbacca

chewbacca-star-wars Nicknamed "Chewie", Chewbacca is a tall, hirsute biped and intelligent species from the planet Kashyyyk. Over the years we have seen him do everything from being an engineer, warrior, slave, smuggler to even a rebel hero. But, he is best known to Star Wars fans as a loyal friend and first mate of Han Solo. He also serves as co-pilot on Solo's spaceship, the Millennium Falcon.

Boba Fett

boba_fett He is the most feared bounty hunter in the Star Wars franchise. Wearing his iconic customized Mandalorian armor and deadly weaponry, Boba Fett first appeared in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), in which he was hired by Darth Vader to capture Han Solo. The prequel film Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) establishes his origin as a clone of bounty hunter Jango Fett who raised him as his son.
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7 Upcoming Movies That Are Worth Waiting For

by Kaylen Summers

The war between franchise movies and original movies are changing how people watch movies. With the box office being flooded with over-the-top tentpole movies, don't get the impression that your movie dates are ruined. Thankfully, there are plenty of movies to look forward to. Here are a few of them:

ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP

https://youtu.be/ZlW9yhUKlkQ Zombieland: Double Tap is the sequel to the 2009 Zombieland. The movie stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and Bill Murray all reprising their roles from the first film. They are joined by an additional cast consisting of Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson, Thomas Middleditch, Avan Jogia, and Dan Aykroyd. Releasing Date: October 18, 2019

GEMINI MAN

https://youtu.be/6orc_lHvJKY Gemini Man tells the story of Henry Brogan, who is an elite assassin. He becomes the target of a mysterious assassin who can predict his every move. However, he soon realizes that the man who's trying to kill him is a younger, faster, cloned version of himself. Releasing Date: 4 October 2019

JOJO RABBIT

https://youtu.be/VTqd4yNFuSw Jojo Rabbit is an upcoming dark comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi. Lonely German boy Jojo "Rabbit" Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis) discovers that his single mother Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Now with the help of his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), he must confront his blind nationalism. Releasing Date: October 18, 2019

21 BRIDGES

https://youtu.be/qaZoSTG10lw 21 Bridges tells the story about an expertly trained NYPD detective named Andre Davis (Chadwick Boseman). A gang of cop killers is on the run. In order to defeat them, Andre puts all of New York City on a lockdown. As the night unfolds, he becomes unsure of who to pursue, and who's in pursuit of him. Releasing Date: 23 August 2019

ANGEL HAS FALLEN

https://youtu.be/l4AQchYSxwc Angel Has Fallen (2019) tells the story about Secret Service agent Mike Banning. He is accused of a failed assassination attempt on the U.S. President Allan Trumbull. In order to clear his name and find the real threat to the president, Banning escapes from his captors. He soon turns to unlikely allies to help save the country from imminent danger. Releasing Date: 23 August 2019

JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT

https://youtu.be/VHI_TemTawM Set in the View Askewniverse, Jay And Silent Bob Reboot brings back the Jersey boys- Jay and Silent Bob. They are on a mission to stop a brand new reboot of their old "Bluntman & Chronic Movie" that they hated so much. The movie is a tongue-in-cheek satire that pokes fun at the movie business's recent re-do obsession. Releasing Date: 15 October 2019

THE IRISHMAN

https://youtu.be/1Expe7hf6MU The Irishman is the upcoming biographical crime film based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses. The movie focuses on Frank Sheeran, a mob hitman, and World War II vet. He is involved with the Bufalino crime family and plays a key role in the disappearance of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa, his longtime friend. Releasing Date: September 27, 2019 (NYFF)
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7 Best Plot Twists Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Everyone loves a good plot twist. Surprise endings and crazy plot twists were always an integral part of a great movie. Filmmakers like M. Night Shyamalan has made a career out of plot twists.  In fact, it has now reached a point where whenever a new flick from the director is out, people are just sitting there waiting for the plot twist to happen. However, bringing a good surprise twist to the silver-screen is harder than it looks. We have seen enough plot twists fail and ruin movies many times in the past.  Obviously, that begs the questions of what the best plot twists are. So, we are counting down on the 7 most surprising plot twists of all time.

7. Gone Girl (2014)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-_-1nJf8Vg 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!!

6. The Departed (2006)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4O3x5BH18E   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.

5. Fight Club (1999)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtRKdVHc-cE 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.

4. Shutter Island (2010)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDGldPitxic 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.

3. The Prestige (2006)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijXruSzfGEc 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.

2. The Sixth Sense (1999)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG9AGf66tXM 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.

1. The Usual Suspects (1995)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiXdPolca5w 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.
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7 Best Slasher Movies Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

You can make fun of it all you want, but the truth is that everyone loves a good slasher movie. It has everything that a movie lover whats- dumb teenagers who always take the wrong decisions, a masked psychopath, lots of blood, violence, and nudity. Okay, maybe it doesn't have all the things that a moviegoer wants. But still, these movies can really get you 'hooked'. With that in mind, we like to share with you seven of the best teen slasher movies around.

7. Scream (1996)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWm_mkbdpCA Director: Wes Craven Stars: Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Rose McGowan, Matthew Lillard, Skeet Ulrich, Jamie Kennedy, Drew Barrymore, Henry Winkler For many reasons, this slasher film is beloved to fans. The movie literally took the template of then-dead genre and made it into a cult-following blockbuster. The flick unleashed a masked killer onto a band of unsuspecting youngsters, and the best part is that they all know how slasher movies work. These teases made the movie more relatable and gave audiences a memorable movie experience- though we cannot say the same for the movies that came later in the Scream franchise.

6. Deep Red (1975)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apdrNHcLUd8 Director: Dario Argento Stars: David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Macha Meril, Clara Calamai, Gabriele Lavia, Eros Pagni, Giuliana Calandra Originally titled as Profondo Rosso, the flick can be considered as the pinnacle of Italian Giallo films, a sub-genre of the slasher films. The movie marvels in its technical elements, death scenes, and all-encompassing greatness. The plot follows a pianist who witnesses the death of a psychic through an apartment window and then teams up with a reporter to solve the crime.

5. Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_CHiI1V4gE Director: Alfred Sole Stars: Linda Miller, Brooke Shields, Niles McMaster, Alphonso DeNoble, Gary Allen, Lillian Roth Directed by Alfred Sole,  Alice, Sweet Alice is surely the creepiest movie in this list. Set in the 1960s, the film breaks many taboos including killing a 9-year-old child and then setting the girl’s 12-year-old sister Alice as the prime suspect. The movie is a prolonged psychological game of whether Alice is the one behind all this or not.

4. Peeping Tom (1960)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAqEn6JS-oM Director: Michael Powell Stars: Carl Boehm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey, Maxine Audley, Pamela Green, Brenda Bruce, Miles Malleson The movie follows an aspiring filmmaker who murders young women, trying to capture their last moments on his camera. The violence, sexual content, and voyeuristic themes in the movie were too much for the audience of that time to handle. In fact, the film's reviews were so harsh that the director Michael Powell didn't direct another film. However, the flick developed its own cult following and critical appraisal decades later.

3. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCVh4lBfW-c Director: Wes Craven Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Johnny Depp, John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Amanda Wyss, Jsu Garcia For many reasons, Freddy Krueger is the most iconic slasher movie character ever. Played by Robert Englund, the child molester turned knife-glove-wearing dreamland serial killer revived interest back to the genre with the introduction a key new element: the supernatural. Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street is truly one of the most successful slasher film franchises of all time.

2. Black Christmas (1974)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6JuJHmVsh4 Director: Bob Clark Stars: Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder, Keir Dullea, John Saxon, Marian Waldman, Andrea Martin, Art Hindle The concept of a killer making threatening phone calls was not something original to Wes Craven's Scream. This was just the actor paying homage to a much iconic slasher movie, Bob Clark's Black Christmas. The story follows a group of sorority sisters who receive threatening phone calls during the Christmas season. They are eventually stalked and murdered by a deranged killer.

1. Halloween (1978)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHuOtLTQ_1I Director: John Carpenter Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasance, P.J. Soles, Nancy Kyes, Charles Cypher Among all the movies in this list, Halloween will be the one with the least bloodshed. The movie revolves around a serial killer Michael Myers who stalks and kills teenage babysitters on Halloween night, fifteen years after he murdered his teenage sister. Though the movie had many sequels and reboots, none came even close to the original 1978 flick.
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[UPDATED] Fast And Furious 9 Cast List

by Kaylen Summers

The Fast and Furious franchise is returning this year with a spin-off movie featuring Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw. Titled as Fast and Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw, we still haven’t gotten a confirmation that the plot of the story will be tying up to the story of the main franchise. For that, we need to wait a little further for the upcoming installment of the franchise, Fast and Furious 9.  The movie has already started production, and if all goes well, it will be hitting theatres in less than a year. The movie is less likely to have Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, as they were busy with their own movie. However, brief cameos are expected. Whatever the case may be, there is a solid line-up awaiting for fans, according to what's been announced so far. Let take a look under the hood then: Vin Diesel vin-diesel-furious-8 There is no Fast and Furious with Vin Diesel. The actor has been in all the Fast and Furious movies except of course 2 Fast 2 Furious (and most probably Hobbs & Shaw). With Dominic realizing that he has a Son, the events of the next movie are more likely to be on the emotional side of the character. Michelle Rodriguezmichelle ff9 Though she stared in not as many movies in the franchise as Vin Diesel, she can be considered as the second most important character and the main female lead. Bringing to life the character of Letty Ortiz, Rodriguez will be a part of the upcoming movie and also, reportedly, in talks for an all women spin-off in the near future. Tyrese Gibson tyrese-ff9 First making his appearance in 2 Fast 2 Furious, the character of Roman Pearce is more like the comic relief to the franchise. But don’t underestimate him- for he is known for both his driving skills and his ability to talk his way through anything. With the recent feud between Tyrese and Dwayne Johnson still lingering in the air, it will be a relief for him that he won’t be sharing the screen with Johnson in the new movie. Ludacris ludacris ff9 Starting off as a small-time street racer in Miami, Tej Parker is now part of the ‘family’ as he provides them with all the new tech they need for their missions. Hopefully, the actor will be continuing his duties to the ‘family’ in Fast and Furious 9 as well. Nathalie Emmanuel nathalie-emmanuel-ramsey Joining the franchise in Furious 7, Ramsey is the newest member to join the crew. The character was rescued from the villains who kidnapped her because she created God’s Eye. Ramsey is now using her hacking skills to help the team in their missions, though we still don’t know much about her past. Jordana Brewster Jordana Brewster ff9 One of the most unexpected castings in Fast and Furious 9 is that of Jordana Brewster. With Brian O’Connor leaving behind his crew to focus more on raising his kids, Furious 7 gives an honorable farewell to the late actor Paul Walker. However, with Mia Toretto returning, fans have their fingers crossed for a special cameo from Brian O’Connor (of course with the help of Paul’s brothers and some nifty CGI). John Cena john cena ff9 John Cena is focusing more on his acting career recently, being part of huge franchises like Transformers. However, no details about his addition to the Fast and Furious franchise is revealed. All fans got was the reveal that his character is going to be “badass”. Finn Cole Finn Cole ff9 Similar to John Cena’s character no information about Finn Cole’s role in the movie is revealed yet. Cole is known for his television roles including Michael Gray in Peaky Blinders and Joshua Cody in Animal Kingdom. Anna Sawai Anna Sawai ff9 Anna Sawai is not that much of a famous star when compared to the others. Fans might recognize her for her brief appearance in 2009’s Ninja Assassin and BBC Two/Netflix drama Giri/Haji. Let’s hope that Fast and Furious 9 will give her the break she deserves. More cast will be announced soon, and we will be keeping this list updated. Feel free to come back and check it out.
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7 Spider-man Movie Performances That Sucked

by Kaylen Summers

There is no doubt that Spider-man is phenomenally popular with its comic-books and animated shows. However, when it comes to movies, Hollywood has a way of screwing things up for the friendly neighborhood Spider-man. From poor character casting to weak plot points, the modern Spiderman cinematic franchise has seen it all. If that was not enough, the frequent reboots did its share of damage until Marvel finally took over. But, some worse performances are still worth mentioning. Here are the top  7 of those Spider-man movie performances that sucked.

7. Chris Zylka - Flash Thompson

flash-the-amazing-spiderman This empty-headed, tight-shirted jock played by Chris Zylka was meant as an antithesis to show Peter what he shouldn’t become.  But the model-turned-actor was not able to bring any nuance to the character other than being just a teenage bully. Considering what the MCU is doing with their version of the character, it is definitely on the makers part that they were not able to bring depth to the character. As a result, the character ended up as just another forgettable part of a forgettable reboot. 6. Paul Giamatti- Aleksei Sytsevich/Rhino rhino It seems like everything associated with The Amazing Spiderman is disappointing. From tons of CGI to a very little screen-time, Giamatti didn’t even get a chance to bring the character to life. The whole character design was underdeveloped and so weak that it was never enough to establish the character. Though the filmmakers may have had intentions to develop the character further in the sequel, it was canceled, and we were left with a awful performance. 5. Topher Grace - Eddie Brock/Venom Topher Grace - Eddie Brock-Venom Well, what happened to Topher Grace was something not entirely his fault. He was let down by his director who didn't really want him and a studio desperate to get his character in there no matter what. The result was the most notorious missteps in comic-book movie history presented before a bunch of fans who were so eager to see venom for the first time on screen. The rest is history. 4.Bryce Dallas Howard - Gwen Stacy Gwen The one good thing about The Amazing Spiderman is how it gave us the most successful movie representation of Gwen Stacy. Emma Stone rocked as the character, giving us some heart touching moments in the end. However, there was this earlier version of Gwen that we don’t even remember anymore. The character played by Bryce Dallas Howard was forced to spend screentime opposite Tobey Maguire and it ended up as forgettable for the audience. 3. James Franco - Harry Osborn James Franco - Harry Osborn James Franco is never a bad actor. He had given a broad spectrum of performances very different roles in the past few years. But, the actor had a tough time playing the underdeveloped screen version of Harry Osborn in Raimi's Spider-man. Just when you thought that the character was getting the arc it deserved, the makers forcefully push him into becoming the next Globin -that too in an already busy movie. 2. Dane DeHaan - Harry Osborn Dane-Dehaan -Osborn It’s Harry Osborn again and this time its Dane DeHaan playing the iconic character/villain. The flaws in the character design were too recognizable for everyone. The narrative set for the character was serious. However, the character and his transformation into Green-Goblin appeared very comical. Add that to the out-of-place acting by the actor and it gave us a lame performance in total. 1. Jamie Foxx - Electro Jamie Foxx - Electro Everyone will admit that Jamie Foxx was never a good casting decision to play Electro. It is obvious that the makers of The Amazing Spiderman movies were desperate to bring in new characters to the screen. But, the rush took the best of them as they had a really awful script and poor character design. Jamie Foxx cast as electro is a perfect example for this. The character was written so poorly that even his transition into supervillainy makes no sense at all. 
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5 Best Disney Animated Movies That Everyone Forgot

by Kaylen Summers

It’s unarguable that Disney is one of the most powerful studios in Hollywood right now. The entertainment conglomerate has come a long way from the ‘Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio’ of 1923. But, it’s not the mass media empire or superhero blockbusters that made them reach this pinnacle in the entertainment industry. The cornerstone of the studios will always be the famous animated features that the company had produced over the years. But are all their animated features as popular as the Lion King or Frozen? Nope! Like every other major production houses, Disney also has some long-forgotten darlings in its closet. These animated movies are not exactly box office failures. It's just that their successors were iconic blockbusters that people eventually forgot them.  Curious to know which all are those unfortunate movies?! Here are the 5 best Disney animated movies that everyone forgot.

1.The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzz2Ly_fPuw You probably wouldn't have heard about this movie, as it was released decades ago. Produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures, the package-film consists of two segments. The first is based on the 1908 children's novel ‘The Wind in the Willows’ by Scottish author Kenneth Grahame, and the second is based on the 1820 short story ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ by American author Washington Irving. The film is the 11th Disney animated feature film and the last of the studio's package film era of the 1940s.

2.The Rescuers (1977)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyBdOsu1k8g This adventure-themed film is the 23rd animated feature from Disney. The film is about the Rescue Aid Society, an international ‘mouse’ organization headquartered in New York City dedicated to helping abduction victims around the world at large. Due to the film's success, a sequel titled The Rescuers Down Under was released in 1990, which made this film the first Disney animated film to have a sequel. Sadly, the sequel also got forgotten too!

3. Oliver & Company (1988)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64lqQKG6KAA Based on the classic Charles Dickens novel ‘Oliver Twist’, this animated feature is about Oliver the homeless kitten who joins a gang of dogs for surviving in the streets. It is the 27th Disney animated feature film and was directed by George Scribner. Released on the same day as The Land Before Time, Oliver & Company was a box office success. However, the movie received mixed reviews from film critics.

4.The Aristocats (1970)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDVcX6ymF7c This animated romantic adventure musical comedy film is based on a story by Tom McGowan and Tom Rowe. The movie revolves around a family of aristocratic cats who form an alliance with an alley cat to helps them from their butler who has kidnapped them. Originally intended as a two-part live-action episode for "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color", it was Walt Disney who suggested that the project would be more suitable for an animated feature. 5. The Great Mouse Detective (1986) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5taMQ6Sjag Directed by the team of  Burny Mattinson, David Michener, John Musker, and Ron Clements, the movie is based on the children's book series ‘Basil of Baker Street’ by Eve Titus. It is heavily inspired by Sherlock Holmes and revolves around a heroic mouse who consciously imitates the detective. The flick was also called as The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective for its 1992 theatrical re-release and Basil the Great Mouse Detective in some countries.  
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Finally, Every Movie From The Alien Franchise Ranked

by Kaylen Summers

No one has ever explored the concept of life outside Earth better than the makers of sci-fi/horror movies. Their blockbusters exploit our fears and fascinations for the vast unexplored space even today. Among them, the Alien franchise still continues to scare audiences even almost four decades after its first appearance. The terrifying killing machine that director Ridley Scott introduced in the 1979 masterpiece, kickstarted the franchise that is sure to make a cold chill run down our spines. With an entire universe of its one, containing sequels, spinoff, and crossovers, how do you line-up this whole iconic sci-fi/horror franchise? Don’t worry! That's what we are here for. Here are our picks for the best to the worst movies in the Alien franchise.

Alien vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrTXTb03Ixc Well, you know how it works. This list needs to include all the movie from the franchise. So, here goes. It’s the second installment of the Alien vs. Predator crossover and is such a disappointment to the entire mainstream sci-fi/horror genre. With poor dialogue and bad visuals, the movie earns nothing more than a B-movie status. Directed by Colin and Greg Strause in their directorial debut, the film stars Steven Pasquale, Reiko Aylesworth, John Ortiz, Johnny Lewis, and Ariel Gade. Set immediately after the events of the previous film, the film begins with a Predator ship crashing into a forest outside of Gunnison, Colorado, where an Alien-Predator hybrid known as the Predalien escapes and makes its way to the nearby small town. A skilled veteran Predator is dispatched to kill the Predalien, as the townspeople try to survive the ensuing carnage.

Alien vs. Predator (2004)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDMa68ptp2w It's hard for any fan to accept Alien vs. Predators crossover spinoffs as something even remotely related to its individual franchises. In fact, it is more like a lazy attempt by the movie studios to put together an ‘Alien Movie Universe’. Written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, science fiction action film included Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Lance Henriksen and Ewen Bremner as their main cast. It is the first installment of the Alien vs. Predator franchise, adapting a crossover that brings together the eponymous creatures of the Alien and Predator series.

Alien: Resurrection (1997)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qJjiq72WOo True to its title, the movie begins with a group of scientists resurrecting Ripley after she makes a suicidal free-fall into the molten metal in Aliens 3. They mix her DNA with that of the alien Queen giving her enhanced strength, agility, acidic blood, a telepathic connection with xenomorphs. Set in 2379, the movie is the fourth installment of the series, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, written by Joss Whedon, and starring Sigourney Weaver and Winona Ryder. With repetitive ideas and skin-deep superficiality, not even the return of Weaver is enough to save this movie from being the third worst of the entire franchise.

Alien 3 (1992)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUTaNMJJBa8 The third installment of the Aliens had everything wrong from troubled production, studio interference to claustrophobic deadlines. The movie’s tagline promised "3 times the suspense, 3 times the danger, 3 times the terror," but failed to deliver on any of those. Set in 2179, the movie begins with Ripley crash-landing on Fiorina "Fury" 161, a planet colonized by rage-filled convicts. Here she has to overcome not only the extraterrestrials but the humans too. With Sigourney Weaver reprising her role as Ellen Ripley, the movie was directed by David Fincher.  Charles Dance, Brian Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Ralph Brown, Paul McGann, Danny Webb, Lance Henriksen, Holt McCallany, Pete Postlethwaite, and Danielle Edmond form the main cast of the movie. The movie has such a bad time in production that Fincher even decided to quit Hollywood. But lucky for us, he decided to stick around to give us the iconic movie Se7en later.

Alien: Covenant (2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svnAD0TApb8 Directed and produced by Ridley Scott, the film is a sequel to Prometheus (2012) and is the second installment in the Alien prequel series and the sixth installment overall in the Alien film series. The movie opens to a colonization spacecraft carrying 2,000 colonists and 1,140 human embryos moving towards Origae-6. However, their Captain dies and the newly-promoted one decides to divert the ship to a nearby planet which appears eminently more habitable than Origae-6. What awaited them there was some gruesome body-bursting xenomorphs and a terrifying breed known as neomorphs.  Despite the senseless character decisions and body-horror fanatics, it is disappointing to see the movie unceremoniously killing off its women protagonist Shaw and Daniels, considering how the franchise gave birth to one of cinema's iconic action heroines in Ripley. 

Prometheus (2012)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHcHYisZFLU The best thing about Prometheus is how its storyline retcons Alien vs. Predator. Admit it! We are all glad that it's done and over. The movie follows two archaeologists Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green), who discover a star map that contains an "invitation" from an alien species who created life on Earth. Directed by Ridley Scott, the movie stars by Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, and Charlize Theron. The movie ambitiously attempts and to some extent succeed in flushing out the repetitive, alien-shooting nature of Alien 3 and Resurrection.

Aliens (1986)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSHAgmGR-Ig Set in 2179, Aliens features Riley 57 years after her escape from the alien-infested Nostromo. Director James Cameron makes the perfect sequel to Scott’s vision, by taking the xenomorphs from the shadows into the forefront of alien-splattering action. Starring Sigourney Weaver, the film follows Ripley returning to the moon where her crew encounters the hostile Alien creature, accompanied by a unit of space marines. The movie was a blockbuster and was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including a Best Actress nomination for Sigourney Weaver.

Alien (1979)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=097uj1HjkbM Nothing can beat the original! Directed by Ridley Scott and written by Dan O'Bannon, the original Alien movie follows the crew of the commercial space tug Nostromo encountering the Alien, a deadly and aggressive extraterrestrial set loose on the ship. The film stars Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, and Yaphet Kotto.  Ridley Scott set the blueprint for the Hollywood sci-fi/ horror genre by elevating the most unnerving elements of horror to a new, chilling level. There is no doubt in saying that this was the movie that started it all. The success of Alien spawned the franchise of films, novels, comic books, video games, and toys. It still remains as the best Alien movie ever made. 
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Long Live Rom-Com! Top 5 romantic comedies of 2019 (So Far)

by Kaylen Summers

Hollywood production houses are focusing more on building cinematic universes and as a result, genres like romantic comedies are facing extinction. With critics keeping a close eye on women representation in these movies, it's no wonder why these studios don’t want to get their hands dirty. However, 2019 did produce a good share of carefully crafted rom-coms thanks to the enormous success of Crazy Rich Asians. Here are the top 5 of those rom-coms that are worth watching.

5. THE PERFECT DATE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hld-7oBn3Rk This original teen rom-com from Netflix has Noah Centineo playing the role of a high-schooler who decides to raise money for college by posing as a stand-in boyfriend for girls in need. The film is based on the novel 'The Stand-In' by Steve Bloom and is directed by Chris Nelson. For those of who adored Centineo for his role in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, this is your chance to see him in his romantic lead performance. Other important cast members of the movie include Laura Marano, Camila Mendes, Odiseas Georgiadis, and Matt Walsh.

4. THE HUSTLE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j5hwooOHVE A gender-flipped remake of the 1988 film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (which is itself a remake of the 1964 film Bedtime Story), The Hustle is directed by Chris Addison with Anne Hathaway and  Rebel Wilson in the lead role. The film follows two rival con artists trying to drive each other out of town. Initially titled as “Nasty Women”, the makers of the movie decided to go with a more ‘critics-friendly’ title instead. Whatever the case may be, this mystery-shrouded rom-com is sure to tickle your funny bones.

3. ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHBcWHY9lN4 Rom-coms of 2019 are working hard to break away from its classic mould of cliches and they are really serious about it. While What Men Want saw the perfect black representation in the genre so far,  Always Be My Maybe tells the romantic story of an Asian couple. From director Nahnatchka Khan, the movie tells the story about two childhood sweethearts whose vastly different socioeconomic situations drive them apart as adults, even as they simultaneously find themselves falling in love. If that’s not a reason for you to watch this rom-com,  then here is one for you: Keanu Reeves is in it too!

2. WHAT MEN WANTS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeoLiTirRp4 Directed by Adam Shankman, What Men Want is an American romantic comedy film starring  Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Tracy Morgan. Shankman is famous for his rom-coms including A Walk to Remember. A gender-swapped remake of the 2000 film What Women Wants, the plot follows a woman who, after drinking a potent concoction given by a shaman, gains the ability to hear men's inner thoughts.

1. ISN’T IT ROMANTIC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZwgoVmILQU Isn’t It Romantic is not just your normal rom-com flick. Its all the romantic comedies combined. The movie is an American satirical rom-com film directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson with Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, and Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles. Rebel Wilson plays a cynical Australian architect living in NYC, who gets knocked out during a mugging and wakes up in a parallel universe where everything plays out like it would in a PG-13 rom-com.
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My Top Ten Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

by Utkarsh Bansal

2019, at first glance, looks like an orgy of reboots, remakes and sequels. I say give it a second look. Sure, there are ten superhero movies releasing this year, three of them in the same month. Disney is making at least five movies bound to make more than a billion dollars worldwide (see top image). And three of its upcoming movies are remakes of animated classics translated faithfully to live action and CGI images. However, look beyond them, look between their release dates, and you will find a treasure trove of movies with intriguing premises, stellar casts, and fimmakers with unique voices. And that is not even counting movies we don't yet know about, movies by yet to be known filmmakers that come out of nowhere and take over film festivals. In assembling this list, I first made a larger list of all the films I was really excited for, then cut down as many as I could, making some painful edits along the way. That still left me with a 20 movies long list. Looking at a list of movies hitting theatres (or in one case, Netflix), I just felt this deep happiness, for even though some of them won't live up to their promise, there's just such a wealth of brilliance, and variety of brilliance ahead of us that whatever does end up working will be enough to make every Friday special. It's truly a treat for fans of all flavours of film. Instead of describing each film in detail, I'll highlight the key elements that make these films worth looking forward to, or rather that have me personally excited to see them. It's also evenly balanced between blockbusters and auteur cinema, which I promise is not by design. 2019 just happens to be evenly balanced. 10. The Irishman What it is: Netflix original crime drama. Highlights:
  1. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
  2. All-star cast of crime veterans Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel.
  3. Oh I'm not done listing the cast, there's still Anna Paquin, Bobby Canavale, Ray Romano and Jesse Plemons.
  4. Cutting edge de-aging VFX from Industrial Light and Magic.
Release Date: TBA 9. Toy Story 4 What it is: The toys adjust to life without Andy in the fourth installment, directed by Josh Cooley. Highlights:
  1. Pixar has proven adept at making sequels, with the Incredibles and Toy Story franchises.
  2. The return of Tom Hanks as Woody as well as the entire lovable ensemble.
  3. That beautiful, beautiful teaser with perfectly chosen music.
Release Date: June 21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDXYRzerjzU   8. Bulbul Can Sing What it is: Indian, specifically, Assamese coming-of-age drama. Highlights:
  1. Directed by Rima Das, who made one of the most moving films of 2018, Village Rockstars.
  2. Addresses the emerging sexualities of adolescent girls, a rarity in Indian cinema.
  3. Deals with LGBTQ issues, a rarity in Indian cinema.
  4. Has already garnered strong reviews at film festivals.
Release Date: TBA 7. Captain Marvel What it is: Superhero space movie set in the 90s, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Highlights:
  1. That classic reliability that comes from the directors and the franchise both having a good track record.
  2. The lead, Brie Larson, one of the finest actors working today.
  3. A chance to get to know a younger Fury, as well as the big screen return of Agent Coulson!
  4. The movie's place as an essential segue from Avengers: Infinity War to Avengers: Endgame.
Release Date: March 8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1BCujX3pw8   6. Gloria Bell What it is: A spirited middle-aged woman dances and loves and lives life to the fullest. Highlights:
  1. That spirited middle-aged woman? Julianne Moore. I'm already sold.
  2. Director Sebastián Lelio is on a roll with 2017's A Fantastic Woman and 2018's Disobedience.
  3. With those two films focusing on a trans woman and a lesbian couple, Lelio has proven himself a genius at telling stories of women on the fringe of norms of acceptability.
  4. Rave reviews from festivals, unsurprising for an A24 production.
Release Date: March 8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCwCdQK2Qss   5. Star Wars: Episode IX What it is: Culmination of the Rey trilogy that started with The Force Awakens. Highlights:
  1. J. J. Abrams returns as director, which is good news since even those of us who enjoyed The Last Jedi did not always love it the way we loved The Force Awakens.
  2. There is a lot of potential for exploration of what it means to be a Jedi knight here, because of where The Last Jedi left off.
  3. Final goodbye to General Leia.
Release Date: December 20 4. Where'd You Go, Bernadette? What it is: A quirky dramedy adapted from a novel. Highlights:
  1. Richard Linklater is one of the finest directors alive, and has been knocking it out of the park this decade with Bernie, Before Midnight, Boyhood, Everybody Wants Some and Last Flag Flying.
  2. Stars Cate Blanchett. Hearing Linklater dialogue from her is bound to be a treat.
  3. The trailer looks great, and it's based on a book I've heard great things about.
Release Date: March 22 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em1onUCArxs   3. Spider-Man: Far From Home What it is: Globe-trotting Spidey adventure directed by Jon Watts. Highlights:
  1. Sequel to the spectacular Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring the amazing Tom Holland.
  2. The villain, Mysterio, is portrayed by the ultimate Jake Gyllenhaal.
  3. Seeing the state of the world after the events of Endgame.
  4. It gets bumped many spots higher because of my extreme Spider-Man bias. I love this character, especially in this incarnation.
Release Date: July 5 2. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood What it is: Period drama about an actor and his stunt double, set in 1969 Los Angeles. Highlights:
  1. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
  2. The actor and his stunt double are played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt respectively.
  3. Cast also includes Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen among others.
Release Date: July 26 1. Avengers: Endgame What it is: You know what it is. Highlights:
  1. It is, as Tony Stark would put it, "The end of the path I started us on." The 11-year path.
  2. Directed by The Russo Brothers, the finest directors in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  3. It's also supposedly the conclusion to a 3-movie arc for the Hulk that started with Thor: Ragnarok.
  4. Return to the core Avengers roster.
  5. Hawkeye is back! But as Ronin!
  6. How will they unsnap the snap?
  7. Who will die in the process? (This time for good.)
  8. Perhaps most importantly, as the trailer indicates, we can expect a very emotional story for Tony.
  9. Part of the journey is the end.
Release Date: April 26 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA6hldpSTF8   Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful 2019! I know I will.
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The Top 10 Best Movies of 2018

by Utkarsh Bansal

So a lot happened in 2018. Like, even without leaving the domain of film, a hell of a lot happened. Documentaries became cool. Netflix started pumping out awards-worthy dramas one after the other. Netflix also released an interactive science fiction film, with plans to use the format for more films in the future. Superhero movies started to look very different than they ever have, with the black-dominated cast of Black Panther and the diverse Spider-people inhabiting a uniquely animated world in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. James Gunn got fired from Mervel's Guardians of the Galaxy and quickly hopped on board DC's Guardians wannabe franchise Suicide Squad. And now, as we find ourselves in the thick of awards season, we find a foreign language film in serious contention to win Best Picture at the Oscars, which would be an unprecedented achievement. The landscape of cinema looks remarkably different now from what it looked like a year ago. In the midst of all this, my own experience of the movies of 2018 was that, while there were many movies that were excellent in very different ways, there were fewer outright masterpieces than I've seen in the last few years. Granted, there are quite a few remarkable movies I've been unable to watch, that I'll be catching up on before the Oscars. But even so, it's difficult to call 2018 either a better or worse year for film overall than 2017, because I really don't know if I'd rather see many excellent movies or a few that are practically perfect in every way. Here are the best movies released in 2018 that I have seen so far: 10. Support the Girls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp-8oB53P7k Films are often built around a central character facing one big challenge, and the ways they try to overcome it. With Support the Girls, director Andrew Bujalski reminds us that sometimes the biggest challenge is to get through the day. And once we're completely engaged in the story of one fateful day in the life of Lisa (played with admirable depth by Regina Hall) and the day-to-day problems that just keep piling on her, we get to the most enthralling aspect of the film: women helping each other stay afloat, keeping each other sane. It's a glorious celebration of female friendship, and that lands it a spot on this list. 9. Black Panther https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjDjIWPwcPU I wrestled with this choice a lot. I'm still fighting myself over it. Ever since it released to an outpouring of love back in February, much of the conversation around it has focused on its flaws. And yes, it's flawed. And yes, I could easily have replaced it with Incredibles 2 or Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, both exhilarating superhero adventures. I suppose my final decision came down to the feeling the movie left me with, and after the big, CGI-heavy, disconnected battle, Black Panther used its closing minutes to give its villain an emotional gut-punch of a moment, and closed out its hero's arc showing his growth in action in a way that resonated. That's the kind of catharsis I'm always looking for in movies, and rarely find. 8. Village Rockstars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTov2nVgXaU The best thing about movies about little kids is that they tend to have the biggest dreams. In Indian filmmaker Rima Das's Village Rockstars, a girl living in poverty in a remote Assamese village dreams of owning and playing a guitar. An antidote to poverty porn, the film is realistic about how insanely difficult such a goal is for her, and in general about how difficult life is in that village for financial, social and natural reasons, but chooses to focus on the good, the fun, the hopeful. Its unsentimental optimism is infectious, and its impeccable technical quality on a miniscule budget heralds Rima Das (who wrote, directed, produced, shot and edited this movie) as a creator to watch. 7. Shirkers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3wPWCj2L6I I'm not a documentary person. Usually. But there's nothing usual about Sandi Tan's Netflix original Shirkers. The story of a film she made decades ago (also called Shirkers), and the reasons it could never be finished, Shirkers beautifully captures both what goes into making a movie and what it takes out of you. We see from the clips of the original Shirkers in this movie that it was a quirky, hipster, arthouse film with a strong sense of creative identity. Sandi Tan's unique sensibilities shine through just as much in the documentary. And most impressive of all, she manages to shine a light on herself as well, laying bare her flaws for the world to see. One can only hope she gets back into directing fiction. 6. First Man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSoRx87OO6k The last two films Damien Chazelle directed, Whiplash and La La Land, landed in most top 10 lists for their respective years. As far as I'm concerned, no matter how good 2019 ends up being, those two movies each deserve a spot in top 10 lists for the decade. So of course First Man doesn't live up to their lofty standard, and of course that's not a bad thing. This is an unconventional biopic, one that tailors its style and tone to its subject, Neil Armstrong: passionate and energetic and focused when on the job, low-key and muted at home. Ryan Gosling perfectly conveys Armstrong's inner turmoil without overt displays of emotion, and his lack of energy is more than made up for by the fiery Claire Foy. And the moon landing is one of the best scenes I saw all year, in any movie. The word "exhilarating" was coined just so it could eventually be used to describe my feeling watching this. 5. A Star is Born https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSbzyEJ8X9E Exhilaration is also what it feels like when you see a nervous Ally (Lady Gaga) first take the stage and, gradually getting lost in her music and her love, own the stage. First time director Bradley Cooper plays up the drama in every scene, extracting every ounce of emotion from the audience, and it doesn't feel manipulative because the relationship we find ourselves invested in is so delicately constructed in front of our eyes, through moments big and small. The romance is born of the music, and the music in turn comes from their love, which makes this the perfect story for the musical treatment. By the time the film hit the crescendo, I found myself spent. 4. Searching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ro9ebQxEOY Aneesh Chaganty's feature debut is a perfect example of a film where form trumps content and that's not a bad thing, because the content is still solid. A whodunit thriller that we observe entirely through digital screens, Searching has its foundations in a well-constructed mystery with unpredictable twists and interesting characters portrayed by skilled actors, especially John Cho as the father of a missing girl. On this solid foundation, Chaganty has constructed a complex, layered maze of computer interfaces, where the different operating systems and softwares we see aren't merely plot devices, instead the way they're used becomes a part of the film's central theme of interpersonal communication. Near the end, the film essentially turns into a crowdpleaser, which ends up being a good thing, because we've already been put through such a ringer that catharsis, in plot and in character growth, is appreciated. 3. Mission: Impossible - Fallout https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb49-oV0F78 While this is easily one of the best movies of the year, that's not even the most important conversation it's a part of. What it is is one of the greatest action movies ever made, up there with The Raid: Redemption and Mad Max: Fury Road. It's a celebration of what mainstream blockbuster cinema can do. One, it has an unabashedly heroic hero, who really does want nothing more than to save lives and accomplish missions. Two, it has a crew of characters whose dynamic with each other has the kind of wit and heart that makes you want to just watch them banter or bicker when you know they could be out there kicking ass. Three, it flows. The rhythm established between plot twists, emotional pauses and action set-pieces is the kind of thing that makes Christopher McQuarrie the ultimate action director. But fourth and most important is just how insane the situations are that Tom Cruise finds himself in. The bike chase is exemplary of how bike chases in movies should be done. The bathroom brawl is the pinnacle of hand-to-hand combat, at least in Hollywood. And the HALO jump is so crazy and unprecedented, you're not left asking what action filmmakers can learn from this, you find yourself asking, how is Tom Cruise still alive? 2. The Tale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXpYsr3AL4U Because it didn't get a theatrical release and was exclusive to HBO, Jennifer Fox's autobiographical character study largely went unnoticed by the film fan community. Laura Dern plays Jenny Fox, a documentarian who, in her late 40s, realises that what she considered an innocent relationship she had as a teenager with an older man might have been worse than she remembered. More importantly, it was very different from how she had remembered it. The movie digs into the unreliability of memory in truly unsettling ways, made all the more powerful by the fact that it's a true story. Also worthy of applause is Isabelle Nélisse as young Jenny, who has to act in some extremely uncomfortable scenes. The film left me shaken and unsettled. 1. Roma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BS27ngZtxg I said there weren't many cinematic masterpieces this year, but I didn't say there were none. Alfonso Cuarón already proved himself to be a master of cinematic storytelling with Gravity, but with Roma, he has cemented his position as among the greatest directors of the 21st century. Not since 2011's A Separation have I seen a movie that so perfectly captures the rhythms of day-to-day life, the joys and challenges. Its sound design immerses you into its 1970s Mexico setting before you're even past the opening shot. And the slow initial build up pays off when, in its later scenes, it pulls the rug out from under us, and shatters its audience's hearts. There are movies like Bohemian Rhapsody and First Man where I think of wrecking ball moments and immediately come up with the Live Aid performance and the moon landing respectively. With Roma, a few different scenes jump to mind, and I get choked up just thinking about them. It's impossible not to fall in love with the protagonist Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), and even though this is clearly not the kind of movie that gets a sequel, I can't help but wish I could get to live more of her life with her.   What were your favourite films of 2018? Was it a good year for film in your opinion? Are you excited for 2019? Either way, happy new year! May we get more great films.
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Top 10 Best Trailers from SDCC 2018

by Utkarsh Bansal

Once upon a time, the annual San Diego Comic Con was an event that celebrated comic books. Today, it still does that, but the focus has shifted to what most geeks really care about: movies and TV. And every year, the biggest moments in the convention are the reveals of new trailers that get us all buzzing. Now, we did get a trailer for the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody right before the Con, and one for Alita: Battle Angel right after, but this post is about the 10 best trailers revealed during the Con itself.

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10. Aquaman

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDkg3h8PCVU[/embed] After the lackluster financial performance of last year's Justice League, Warner Bros is hoping that James Wan's (The Conjuring, Furious 7) Aquaman can be the movie that rights the ship for their DC movies. Now I'm in the minority when I say I'm not a fan of Wan's work, and this trailer didn't particularly help with my excitement for this movie. So many one-liners are stuffed into Arthur Curry's (Jason Momoa, Game of Thrones) mouth, it feels less like a superhero movie and more like Fast & Furious. That said, what did impress me was the epic scope of Atlantis mixed with a personal core conflict. While I am looking forward to the movie, it will release on December 21, the same weekend as Mary Poppins and Welcome to Marwen, so it will have to do something really special in order to stand out.

9. Star Wars: The Clone Wars

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI7WyhWZkzk[/embed] The beloved animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars ended years ago without being able to wrap up its plot, leaving many fans dissatisfied. Now, to the delight of many, the series will get the conclusion fans have been clamouring for, and this trailer gives a good feeling for what it will look like. While I appreciate the rousing music and was impressed by the opening shot with the row of Stormtrooper helmets, the reason the trailer places this low on the list is that just like the previous seasons, the art style and the animation simply do not look very good.

8. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvFybpmyB9E[/embed] When I saw David Yates's 2016 movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, my reaction was much the same as my reaction to this trailer: it's good, I just wish it was great. The movie managed to recreate the awe and wonder we associate with the magical world, but fell short when it came to the lead characters played by Eddie Redmayne and crew. Newt Scamander and his three friends are simply not as interesting to follow as Harry, Ron and Hermione were, and that's the soul of the world Rowling has created. Fortunately, the sequel has two advantages. First, we see Newt's time at Hogwarts, which led to the best moments in the trailer. And second, we have here two characters far more interesting than any of the leads, Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore and the controversial Johnny Depp as the dark wizard Grindelwald. While I don't expect much depth from the moral conflict of "should muggles be ruled over by wizards and witches?", I do expect depth in the characterisation of Dumbledore and his relationship with Grindelwald.

7. Disenchantment

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp_RnJcb8Ig[/embed] Matt Groening, beloved creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, returns with his third satirical animated comedy, Disenchanted. The Netflix series follows a princess who, just like Princess Merida in Brave, chooses to escape the plan society has for her, and goes off an a fantastical adventure with her magical companions. I honestly don't have much to say about this trailer. This is a comedy, its purpose is to make me laugh: the trailer made me laugh. The first 10 episodes will drop on Netflix on August 17, and I will be there to watch them.

6. Godzilla: King of the Monsters

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Gareth Edwards's 2014 monster movie Godzilla was not received well, and for good reason. While the scenes featuring the titular creature were appropriately epic, far too much time was spent with an uninteresting human lead played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The sequel, directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick 'r Treat), seems to realise this, as the focus seems to be shifted to the monsters themselves. The human characters, played by Millie Bobby Brown, Sally Hawkins and Vera Farmiga seem a tad more interesting than last time, but who cares when you've got Godzilla encountering the three-headed dragon Ghidorah? I particularly loved how the trailer balanced the terror of these monsters with their beauty and their majesty. Done right, this could be something special. But even otherwise, it'll at least be a fun kaiju movie.

5. Iron Fist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMtrmDhI1LQ This very short teaser impresses the hell out of me. Everything wrong with season 1 seems to have been fixed, and this looks like the Iron Fist we've always wanted to see. During the events of The Defenders, Danny grew as a person through his interactions with Matt Murdock, and when he showed up in one episode of Luke Cage season 2, people loved this mature version of him. This teaser, in addition to having terrific action, shows us that improved Danny, a street level hero committed to protecting Hell's Kitchen.

4. Shazam!

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go6GEIrcvFY[/embed] This trailer is absolutely delightful. Not only is it great to see a kid who fights bullies rewarded with superpowers, there's something very exciting about the idea of teaming up a superhero with a kid who loves superheroes. Zachary Levi is charming as hell in his portrayal of a child in the body of an adult, and his banter with his best friend is endearing. I have little hope for Aquaman, but this really could turn the tides for DC, especially since it's followed by two movies that both also look like they could be good, Wonder Woman 1984 and Joker.

3. Young Justice: Outsiders

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4G5ID_3K6U[/embed] Like The Clone Wars, Young Justice is another beloved animated series that ended way too soon. It left us fans with a cliffhanger that was frustrating because the show had been going so well! Clearly, I'm very invested in this story, and might not be completely unbiased in evaluating the trailer, but to me it represented the best of what I love about the first two seasons, the smooth animation and complex relationships. This is easily my most anticipated TV series of 2018, and the trailer lived up to the hype.

2. Glass

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I had no idea why I was so excited for Glass. I thought Unbreakable was good, Split was better, but I didn't exactly fall in love with either film. This trailer made it clear: I'm excited for Glass because of the potential for greatness, not the likelihood of it. There's already so much to explore in the interaction between a super-strong guy, a super-smart guy, and, well, whatever James McAvoy is, and the addition of Sarah Paulson just makes it more interesting. The trailer knew to tease just the right questions, like what is Anya Taylor-Joy saying to James McAvoy and why? If done right, this will complete M. Night Shyamalan's resurgence.

1. The Dragon Prince

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HWcff0YEPM Look, Avatar: The Last Airbender is not just the greatest animated series I have ever seen, it's one of my favourite TV shows ever. The Dragon Prince, the new Netflix series from Aaron Ehasz, who was the head writer on Avatar: The Last Airbender, looks like it has all the elements that made it a great story. It's an epic fantasy with humour, action and magic, and some of the shots in the trailer are truly breathtaking, especially the dragon at the end. Moreover, the medieval setting looks good too, and opens up the potential for complex political storylines. Most importantly, though, I just can't wait to get lost in the vast fantasy world and learn the rules for how magic works here. So what about you? Which trailers were your favourite? Which movies and series are you most excited for?

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Top 5 Must Have Android Apps For Movie Lovers

by Vikram Sinha

If you're a movie lover, you know that true movie experience doesn't ends with the movie itself. It's a journey that takes you through all the intricacies of the film. And we've happily compiled a list of apps that will help you in your journey to explore and enjoy movies to the fullest.
Note: None of these apps let you stream or download any content.

All Movie Information

The Internet Movie Database (aka IMDb) tops our list, and why should't it? IMDb is world's most popular and authoritative source for movies, TV, and celebrity content. Just watched a movie that left you in awe? or saw an actor that you want to know more about? no matter the situation, if it's about movies, IMDb has got your back. Get it on Google Play

Movie Reviews and Booking

Going to movies has never been this easier. With Flixster you can browse the latest movies in theaters near you. Stay up to date with movie news and get the latest Rotten Tomatoes tomatometer scores and movie reviews from critics. You can also book tickets and connect with Google Maps for assisted driving directions to the theater. What more can we ask? Get it on Google Play

Movie Trivia Quiz for Movie Lovers

Spotflik: Hollywood Movie Trivia Quiz & Trailers So you think you're a movie buff? think again! Spotflik is a fun, free, fantastic movie trivia quiz app for all who love the magic of cinema. It is perhaps the most challenging trivia game related to movies. We are just hooked to this game. Spotflik maintains a leaderboard that is updated every hour. Apart from the game, this app also offers facts and behind the scenes updates for your favourite movies, which you can share with your friends on any social platform. This app has an awesome "Latest Trailers" section where you can watch the trailers of upcoming movies. It's a full package for movie lovers. You should try this fun app. Get it on Google Play

Theater Utilities

You're in the middle of the most interesting scene in the movie but you gotta leave cause your bladder can't take it anymore! Don't let your next movie experience be like this. Download RunPee - an app that tells you the best time(s) to run and pee, without missing the best scenes. Now you can gulp as much soda as you want without any worries. The built-in timer will alert you, by discreet vibration, when a peetime is coming, so you don't have to worry about bothering the people around you in the theater. RunPee also tells you what you'll be missing while you're gone. Get it on Google Play

Movie Collection and Watchlist

If you have a large movie collection, you know that sometimes it gets difficult to track all those movies. My Movies understand this problem, it allows you to catalog your entire collection of movies and TV series. It's a handy app for movie lovers which also offers you to create a list of movies that you want to watch or have already watched. Get it on Google Play That's it! These are the only apps that you need to be called a proper movie buff.
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The Best of the First Half of 2018 in Film

by Utkarsh Bansal

The Oscars only happen once every year, and in this internet age, who has the patience for that? Surely we consume enough content every 6 months to warrant some awards-like recognition! Well, whether we do or not, here are my picks for the best that 2018 has given us so far in movies. BEST SCORE The Runners-up: Jonny Greenwood's score was brilliant as expected in You Were Never Really Here, just months after he received his first Oscar nomination for his work on Phantom Thread. And since I'm covering so few categories, I've included sound design in the score category. This means that Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury's score for Annihilation, Colin Stetson's score for Hereditary and Marco Beltrami's (The Hurt Locker, 3:10 to Yuma) score for A Quiet Place are all runners up for the haunting atmosphere they created in tandem with the impeccable sound design. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5EZ_orX51I The Winner: Ludwig Göransson's score for Black Panther is at times thrilling, at times inspiring, and consistently innovative. It adds to the identity of Wakanda, and adds to the larger-than-life, epic feel of the movie. The Killmonger theme, in particular, is one that many including me will be listening to for years. BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY The Runners-up: Just like I used Best Score to generally talk about which movies sounded the best, I want to use Best Cinematography to highlight the movies that looked the best this year, so while I will only name the DPs, this also involves production design and visual effects to a large extent. Revenge, shot by Robrecht Heyvaert, looks amazing, and completely immerses us in its desert setting through both sound and visuals. Much of the strength of Ready Player One, shot by Janusz Kaminski, lies in how dynamic its action sequences felt, largely due to the giddy camera movements. Bradford Young of Arrival fame shot Solo: A Star Wars Story, a movie that is worth watching for its colourful settings and exciting flight scenes, regardless of whether you find the story engaging. And Rachel Morrison followed up her brilliant work on Mudbound with some very innovative shots in Black Panther, successfully capturing the grand and the personal. The Winner: Rob Hardy shot the 2015 thriller Ex Machina and the upcoming Mission: Impossible - Fallout, but in between the two, he shot the most visually arresting movie I've seen in a while - Annihilation. Even when it's just showing us a scene of people talking to each other, the camera refuses to let us look away, but when it takes us to otherworldly, dreamlike locales, any given frame of this movie can be sold as a work of art. [caption id="attachment_1386" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Annihilation from Paramount Pictures and Skydance.[/caption]   BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE The Runners-up: Three of my favourite supporting roles this year have come from child actors. Milly Shapiro made complete detachment as creepy as it can be in Hereditary. Isabelle Nélisse did something incredible with her portrayal of a little girl dealing with unfamiliar, difficult circumstances. And Millicent Simmonds brought courage and heart, childishness and maturity to her character Regan, a deaf girl caught in the midst of both an apocalypse and a challenging relationship with her father. On the adult side of things, Robert Downey Jr was as heartbreakingly good as he has ever been, following up heavy performances in Civil War and Homecoming with one that really conveyed just how much weight this man feels on his shoulders. The Winner: Speaking of heartbreaking performances in the MCU, Michael B Jordan as Killmonger in Black Panther made many of us cry over a villain. His was a tragic journey, and the performance was the perfect balance of making us hate what he was doing while still feeling for him, wishing things could have been different. BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE The Runners-up: Just like Michael B Jordan in Black Panther, Josh Brolin broke hearts in Avengers: Infinity War. He took a performance with the madness and determination we expected, and infused it with a profound sadness we did not. Speaking of madness, Joaquin Phoenix was out of this world in You Were Never Really Here, and perfectly sold moments where he was in pain and we felt for him, as well as moments where we're completely detached and intrigued as to what's going through this man's head. Laura Dern in The Tale played a woman who went through a wider array of emotions in a few days than most of us do in a lifetime. While her plight was one that could bring us to tears anyway, her performance of her denial, her low points and her brief moments of relief made us connect with her on another level altogether. And Emily Blunt not only sold the terror of living in the post-apocalyptic world of A Quiet Place, she also convinced us of her character's inner strength and resolve. In addition, hers was an intensely physical performance, where like her, we want to scream whenever she goes through those painful scenes, but we're simply too scared to do so.   The Winner: Toni Collette in Hereditary combined peak horror acting with peak dramatic acting. When she's terrified of the things happening around her, she does it as well as you expect from a lead in a horror movie. But much more effective and haunting are the scenes where you're not terrified for her as much as you're terrified of her. Hereditary portrays a family fraught with tension, and as much as you feel for her character, sometimes you just don't want to get on her wrong side. This is one performance that I consider the best not so much because it's real, but simply for how powerful and memorable it is. BEST PICTURE The Runners-up: So 2018 hasn't exactly been a great year for mainstream movies so far. Remember March, when of the 5 weekends, each with a major release, only one ended up not being a complete disappointment? The good news is that while other genres may have been lagging, one reliably entertaining genre gave us one hit after another: superheroes. Ryan Coogler's Black Panther was a family feud of epic proportions. It took large, weighty themes, and weaved them into a thrilling, beautifully shot action movie while also managing to introduce us to a completely new culture. The Russo brother did something truly unprecedented with Avengers: Infinity War, and built on the investment we already had in a dozen characters to give us emotional gutpunches that we'll be talking about for years, while also introducing us to one of the most emotionally complex supervillains we've seen. With Incredibles 2, Brad Bird somehow managed to live up to expectations built up over 14 years, and delivered not just the fun family adventure we expected, but one of the best straight-up action movies in a while. My one non-superhero runner up pick is John Krasinski's A Quiet Place, a horror movie that used the most effective tool horror movies have at their disposal, sound, more effectively than it it ever has been before. It certainly doesn't hurt that the family it focused on was one we grew to deeply care for. The Winner: It makes me very sad that, in all probability, you know little to nothing about The Tale. It's an autobiographical HBO movie directed by Jennifer Fox that stars Laura Dern as Fox. Fox has to confront her past, relive her darkest experiences, and accept the truth about what she's actually been through as opposed to the stories she's told herself. Beyond sheer dramatic weight, what makes this movie special is how it manages to put us in Jennifer's shoes. While flashbacks are usually used in movies to give us as incontrovertible a version of the past as what we have for the present, the flashbacks here are memories, and function as such. What makes this even more riveting is the fact that Jennifer isn't simply reliving her memories, she's interacting with them, sifting through them, leading to some of the most chilling scenes I have seen this year. If this wasn't a TV movie, I would've predicted a Best Picture nomination. As it is, I still hope it wins a few Emmys. It deserves them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXpYsr3AL4U What are your favourites from the year so far? What are you most excited for from the rest of 2018? The Viola Davis thriller Widows? The Neil Armstrong biopic First Man? Perhaps a blockbuster like Ant-Man and the Wasp or the new Mission: Impossible? Or is it that Alfonso Cuaron movie we know nothing about? Whatever it is, I expect we'll see many more great films in the second half of 2018 than we have so far.
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