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12 Great Movies About Getting Rich

by Kaylen Summers

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

The Wolf of Wall Street

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

Wall Street (1987)

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

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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

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

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

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

The Big Short (2015)

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

Limitless (2011)

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


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

Margin Call (2011)

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

Boiler Room (2000)

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

Trading Places (1983)

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

Office Space (1999)

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

The Company Men (2010)

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

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Top 10 Trending Movies To Stream This July 2021

by Kaylen Summers

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

30 Days of Night

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


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

The Mitchells vs. the Machines

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

Sound of Metal

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


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

A Clockwork Orange

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

Friends with Benefits

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

Fighting With My Family

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

One Night in Miami

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

Coming 2 America

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

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10 Greatest Sports Movies Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

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

No No: A Dockumentary (2014)

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

Miracle (2004)

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

Rudy (1993)

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

Any Given Sunday (1999)

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

Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

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

Victory (1981)

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

The Wrestler (2008)

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

The Endless Summer (1966)

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

Fat City (1972)

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

Hoosiers (1986)

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

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

9.3 | The Shawshank Redemption

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

9.0 |The Dark Knight

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

8.9 | Schindler's List

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

8.8 | Forrest Gump

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

8.6 | Saving Private Ryan

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

8.6 | Spirited Away

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

8.6 |The Green Mile

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

8.6 | Interstellar

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

8.5 | The Intouchables

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

8.3 | Taxi Driver

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

8.3 | Inglourious Basterds

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

8.0 | The Perks of Being Wallflower

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

8.0 | Marriage Story

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

7.9 | The Irishman

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

7.8 | E.T The Extra-Terrestrial

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

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Greatest Horror Movies of the 21st Century

by Kaylen Summers

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

May (2002)

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

Swallow (2019)

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

Goodnight Mommy (2014)

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

[REC] (2007)

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

Climax (2019)

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

Final Destination (2000)

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

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

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

La Llorona (2019)

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

American Psycho (2000)

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

Revenge (2017)

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

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15 Jackie Chan Movies That Are Worth Watching This Weekend

by Kaylen Summers

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

Rush Hour (1998)

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

The Foreigner (2017)

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

Jackie Chan's First Strike (1997)

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

The Karate Kid (2010)

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

Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

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

Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

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

Shanghai Noon (2000)

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

Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

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

Drunken Master II (1994)

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

Jackie Chan's Project A (1983)

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

Wheels on Meals (1984)

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

The Tuxedo (2002)

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

Police Story (1985)

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

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

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

Supercop (1992)

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

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17 Greatest War Movies of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

There is no hell like war. The violence is brutal and bloody. It destroys lives, countries, and cultures. Our past, present, and future are shaped by it. It is for this reason that filmmakers and moviegoers both continue to be fascinated by it. In its darkest moments, war stories reveal the true nature of humanity. The following are the 20 greatest war movies of all time, including some classics and a few non-traditional picks.

 Inglourious Basterds

Tarantino is one of a kind. As per usual, Tarantino's revisionist view of World War II spits out a lot of gore and blood in "killin' Nazis." An undercover mission by a few Jewish soldiers to deregulate the Nazi government and end the war is the subject of the movie. Meanwhile, a woman seeks revenge against a German officer for the death of her family.


British soldiers, Belgians and Frenchmen attempt to evacuate Dunkirk during the Second World War. The movie from Christopher Nolan is a masterful look at Dunkirk's attack from three distinct perspectives. Plus, Harry Styles makes his acting debut in it.

Black Hawn Down

Scott's entry into war movies was inspired by a book of the same name. The movie tells the story of the U.S. military's 1993 raid in Mogadishu through an ensemble cast led by Josh Hartnett and Ewan McGregor. Nearly 100 US Army Rangers are led by Captain Mike Steele to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord in the capital city of Mogadishu.

Hiroshima Mon Amour

In addition to his contributions to free-wheeling French New Wave films, Alain Resnais is probably best known for Hiroshima mon amour, perhaps his greatest contribution to cinema. French actress and Japanese architect are involved in a tragic and intimate love affair in the movie. World War II and the Hiroshima bombing in 1945 irrevocably changed their lives. Regardless of whether you are a movie fan or not, this one is worth watching-it's more significant than all the war movies on this list.


Take a look at the trailer. The 2019 Best Picture nominee is more about pacifism than the glory of either side of WWI. Designed to look like it was filmed in one continuous shot, after watching it, you surely will feel like you were breathless for nearly 2 hours.

Schindler's List

Schindler's List is perhaps the most grueling and heartbreaking cinematic portrayal of the Holocaust. In this film, a German businessman tries to save more than a thousand Jews by employing them in his factories during World War II.

The Bridge on the River Kwai

In 1957, The Bridge on the River Kwai helped set a precedent for the genre of war films. It was also nominated for an insane number of Academy Awards, winning seven of them. The movie follows Colonel Nicholson who reluctantly agrees to build a railway bridge with the WWII prisoners. However, it eventually becomes an obsession for him.

Apocalypse Now

Staring great actors like Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, and Martin Sheen, Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 classic is one epic anti-war film that you don't want to miss. The film has gained the status of being the best war epic of all time by not just giving us some of the best performances and visuals, but as for showcasing the pointlessness of the Vietnam War.

The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line stars Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel, George Clooney, and a laundry list of other giant names. This Terrence Malick film is a brilliantly crafted look into World War II. Many critics have often stated it as the greatest modern war epic in world cinema.

The Deer Hunter

Filmed by Michael Cimino, it examines the Vietnam War. The film takes place in a working-class Pennsylvania town and examines the physical and psychological effects war has on the boys who never return home or never return home whole.


Ran is a war film unlike any other. Shakespeare's King Lear is a bit of the inspiration for this epic from 1985.  It tells the story of three loyal sons who abdicate their father, Hidetora Ichimonji.


Here is another war movie about Vietnam. Charlie Sheen and Willem Dafoe star in this raw and devastating portrayal of war. The screenplay was written by Oliver Stone based on his experiences in Vietnam, and the effects are both moving and disturbing.


A favorite of war movie buffs, this biographical film is about General George S. Patton. A mercurial man, George Patton commands the II Corps in North Africa after the defeat of the US at the Battle of Kasserine Pass in 1943. Despite his military expertise, he is a loose cannon. The film won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory is actually a bit of an anti-war movie. One of the finest entries into the genre, it serves as a model for how to make a cinematic portrayal of war. The film is directed by Stanley Kurbrick. A French general decides to take on an impossible mission to capture a German post. However, he insults his men when they back out of the mission.

Letters from Iwo Jima

One of Clint Eastwood's most celebrated war movies is his 2006 Japanese-language film. Combining Spielberg's production, Eastwood's directing, and Yamashita's screenplay yields gave us one of the most brilliant movies ever. With its careful portrayal of the good and the bad on both sides of the Second World War, it successfully tackles the complexities of good and evil.


Mel Gibson stars in Gallipoli, an Australian film about World War I. When two sprinters from Australia are sent to fight in World War I, they are confronted with the brutal realities of war.As one of the greatest war epics of all time, the film was acclaimed by critics, swept all Australian film awards, and remains one of the biggest box office successes.

Full Metal Jacket

Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Adam Baldwin star in this Stanley Kubrick's 1987 war film. As one of the best films set during the Vietnam War, Full Metal Jacket will take you into the trenches. The ruthless command of Hartman causes mental breakdowns in a few recruits. As the soldiers cope with the wrath of war, they must deal with a bizarre event.

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16 Best Alien Movies Of All time

by Kaylen Summers

We love watching aliens on the big screen. It is one of our most evident movie fetishes. So we have created a list of movies that you can use to watch and enjoy some of the best Alien movies of all time. Let's start:

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind is one of his movies that doesn't get as much attention as some of his others. Nevertheless, this is an all-time classic of the Alien genre, and for good reason (not the least of which is that the aliens aren't evil). Even Sci-fi legend Ray Bradbury once said that Close Encounters was the best film ever made.

Alien (1979)

Alien is one of Ridley Scott's undisputed masterpieces of the genre, and it cemented Scott among the greats. The film definitely leans towards the horror end, and Sigourney Weaver's character, Ripley, could probably be called a scream queen (though she also kicks some ass). There are not many thrillers that are as tension-filled and unsettling, and with Scott behind the camera, an artistic craftsmanship is also added to the movie.

Cloverfield (2008)

The Cloverfield trailer is a must-see if you've never seen it. In spite of the absence of a title, that short trailer tipped off one of the most original alien/monster films of the last couple of decades. With a runtime of less than 90 minutes, it is surprising to see such a movie to become a piece of genius. The film is J.J Abrams at his mysterious best  with Matt Reeves behind the camera as well.

Signs (2002)

Despite its vast scope and story, Signs is M. Night Shyamalan at the peak of his powers (after The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable) and a worthy follow-up to The Sixth Sense. As the title suggests, a family finds crop circles on their farm that indicate extraterrestrial activity is taking place. Who else wants to see the Alien Mystery from M. Night Shyamalan?!

Starman (1984)

The first of a handful of John Carpenter entries on this list, Starman finds a fairly young Jeff Bridges (who got one of his many Oscar nominations) in an alien movie unlike most others on this list. The plot of the movie has an alien taking the form of Bridges, going by the name of Scott, and eventually falling in real human love.

The World's End (2013)

The World's End is the third film in Edgar Wright's trilogy of extremely fun, action-packed comedies (also including Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz). This film tells the story of a group of friends going on a bar crawl for their reunion…and an alien arrives and puts the whole thing to the test. It's sci-fi/comedy at its finest.

Under The Skin (2014)

A24's surreal and strange alien film stars Scarlett Johansson as a mysterious woman who seduces men and lures them into her van. The victims are never to be seen again. Though it is one of the strangest movies in the list, ScarJo gives one of the best performances of her career in the movie.

The Thing (1982)

Another Carpenter movie! The Thing is one of the creepiest films on this list. The movie follows a team of researchers in Antarctica (led by Kurt Russell) as they discover an alien in the snow. Despite being released the same summer as E.T., we can say with certainty that this shape-shifting alien is nowhere near as good as Spielberg's.

E.T. (1982)

E.T., which is another classic from the genre, that gets quite a lot of attention from fans of Spielberg and alien movies. Movie is a masterpiece and redefined the genre entirely. It is a unique success and one hard to copy. You've probably heard the lines from this movie somewhere between three and 23 times. But still there is not harm in watching this movie one more time. It is that good.

Starship Troopers (1997)

After the original 1997 Starship Troopers, there have been dozens of straight-to-video spinoffs and sequels.However, we will not discuss those. Instead, let's focus on the original which was perfectly on tone with Paul Verhoeven's other movies (Robocop, Total Recall). Featured on this list because of its over the top campiness and lack of take-it-seriously attitude, this '90s classic pits humans against bloodthirsty alien bugs.

Independence Day (1996)

'Independence Day' is one of the all-time great movies. With Will Smith in the lead role, it had a legendary Bill Pullman performance as the President of the United States, and a flying saucer that blew up the White House, adding to this movie's Man vs. Alien invasion appeal. What more do you want from a tentpole alien movie?!!

Pitch Black (2000)

With two sequels—Chronicles of Riddick and Riddick—and many calls for a fourth, Pitch Black has become a cult classic. But the original is a sci-fi epic about vicious creatures living underground and incapable of surviving sunlight. Occasionally, however, the entire planet is engulfed in an eclipse. Although Vin Diesel's character is not the main character, his performance in the film made him so popular that two more movies in the series focused entirely on him.

District 9 (2009)

Among 2009's sleeper hits, District 9 was a big success. The movie is about peaceful aliens called prawns, who are treated like second-class citizens in Johannesburg. Eventually (with the help of a human who was basically forced to be on their side), they begin to fight back. A breakout performance from Sharlto Copely and the director Neil Blomkamp give this movie a special quality.

They Live (1988)

One of the more entertaining alien/horror movies on this list is John Carpenter's They Live, which serves as a satire of Reagan-era yuppies. At first glance, the aliens in this movie don't look like aliens. Then one guy gets a pair of glasses that exposes people for what they really are. The movie is fun, wild action, and a good time all around.

Pacific Rim (2013)

There aren't too many alien movies as cool as Pacific Rim. In this alternate reality, giant extraterrestrial creatures resembling Godzilla named Kaiju attack the cities causing havoc until humans take back control, manning giant robotic monsters called Jaegers. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro, the movie is basically like the Power Rangers episode ending, but made into an extremely cool movie. Hunnam, Elba, and Day are the stars of this film.

Men In Black (1997)

Here's another obvious one. This film is absolutely perfect due to the chemistry of its two leads, as the charismatic Will Smith and the stoic Tommy Lee Jones complement each other perfectly. The fake government agency investigating the extraterrestrials is both otherworldly and canon in the culture. Everybody alive would know what you're talking about if you mentioned "Men In Black." Although the sequels and last year's spin-off are fine, the first one is just a classic.

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Awesome TV Shows To Watch On Netflix Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Netflix likes to give us the best content. Every original movie and series from the streaming platform is getting better and better. If you are looking for some good TV shows to watch, then here is a list of good Netflix .


Under the original name, Scrotal Recall, this show might have slipped your notice. Here's the thing: Lovesick works to cure everything ails you. Dylan (Johnny Flynn) has to tell his former lovers that he has a sexually transmitted disease. There's a dressing down of each of these relationships, one by one, with their worst moments. His two friends Evie and Luke (played by Antonia Thomas and Daniel Ings, respectively) round out the cast. Lovesick is a heartfelt romp through relationship dysfunction and the things we do for love and connection.

Babylon Berlin

This provocative German drama about a police inspector and police clerk who navigate increasingly hostile surroundings depicts Berlin in 1929. Numerous German television awards have been won by the series.

Money Heist

This Spanish-language drama gets rave reviews for its suspenseful and original take on the heist genre. A group of thieves instead of stealing cash breaks into the Royal Mint of Spain to print it. The show is the most popular non-English title on the service. In 2021, the fifth and final season will air in two parts.

Sex Education

Gillian Anderson stars as a sensualist sex therapist mom in this delightful coming-of-age series. It's funny, idealized, and in some ways totally retro. Asa Butterfield stars as Otis, a awkward teen who struggles with his mom's work and the skills he inherits from living with her, who teams up with classmate Maeve (Emma Mackey) to help improve his classmates' sex lives. The ensemble series unfolds in equal parts earnest, funny, raunchy, and British and American sensibilities, creating a fun world for fans to explore. You just found your next mini-binge with two seasons on the streamer and a third on the way.

The Midnight Gospel

It may not be for everyone, but what better time than now to expand our horizons beyond the confines of traditional thinking? This spacecast, hosted by multiverse-traveling Clancy Gilroy, is like a podcast but in space. There are a lot of interviews with people whose names you probably know about a multitude of topics, including drug use, ceremonial magic, death, spirituality, theories about reality, and so much more.

Never Have I Ever

Mindy Kaling and Louie Lang's charming dramedy about a young Indian-American girl dealing with grief and high school has lots of fun storytelling quirks. After a traumatic year, Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) is on a journey to reinvent herself, resulting in the kind of show you want to sink into, laugh at, and feel things with. Though there are many offerings in the genre on the streaming service, this one is definitely worth your time. The John McEnroe narrative device is hilarious.

Ugly Delicious

Chef David Chang's food-obsessed travel series is so much more than just food porn. While sharing meals, sights, and conversations with celebrities, critics, and fellow chefs, Chang achieves something similar to what Anthony Bourdain achieved without being a carbon copy. Chang also talks far more vulnerably about his own life in the second season, which revolves entirely around his first child's birth. In parts perfectly sentimental, in others raucous, Ugly Delicious is an excellent film.


Phoebe Waller-Bridge created and stars in this ensemble comedy about a group of disenfranchised twentysomethings who become live-in guards at an abandoned hospital and discover they're getting a little too close. For a single-season, six-episode mini-binge, it's perfect.

Schitt's Creek

The Rose family is exactly what you need right now. It doesn't matter if you watched the six-season series before or never got into the hype-if you need a mood booster, Schitt's Creek is the way to go. They live in a motel in Schitt's Creek, a town they bought once as a joke, and go on a journey from semi-unlikable and out-of-touch weirdos to deeply vulnerable and hilariously lovable weirdos. It is a beautiful transition to witness. With Eugene Levy and his series creator son Dan Levy along with Catherine O'Hara and Annie Murphy, Schitt's Creek will make you laugh, cry, feel things, and surprise you along the way.

The Great British Baking Off

The Great British Bake Off, or GBBO, is a television series featuring bakers who try very hard to succeed. There are delightful characters, great bakes, and the kind of British commentary that soothes your soul. The goal of this competition isn't to ridicule or be more dramatic than your competitors; the goal is to hunker down, do your best, and have fun while doing it.

Tuca & Bertie

BoJack Horseman received rave reviews and people have seen, loved, and praised it, but not enough people viewed the single season of Tuca & Bertie by its animator. With her signature style and relatable characters, Lisa Hanawalt's comics feature some of your favorite performers including Ali Wong, Tiffany Haddish, and Richard E. Grant. Although it was canceled after its initial run on Netflix, it was picked up for a second season on Adult Swim which premiered in June 2021.


An NBC mystery series about passengers on a plane who reappeared after being presumed dead for five years has made a huge splash on social media and sailed high at the top of Netflix for several weeks. Five years can pass quickly, which means their spouses have moved on, their children have grown up, and their parents have passed away, which makes their reunion into society even more difficult. In addition, they begin to hear voices and see visions of events that have yet to happen, sending them down a bumpy moral road that they can only navigate together.

Sexy Beasts

When meeting a date for the first time, most people would want to look their best. Love is Blind, a Netflix reality dating show, challenged the notion of love at first sight by never letting the contestants see each other before they got engaged. With the use of advanced prosthetics, this wacky new dating show coming to Netflix July 21 will turn all the daters into animals and other creatures. When the featured dater makes their selection, the costumes are finally removed, so that they can see if the person's real appearance matches their preferences.

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11 Best Stephen King Adaptations

by Kaylen Summers

We identify with the lonely writers, the shadowy men in black, the nobodies, the outsiders, the ragtag groups of kids in Stephen King's stories because we are all like them. As horrific and batshit as his stories are, they touch the humanity in all of us, so there's a reason he's one of the best-loved American writers. Here are the best King adaptations in film and movies of all time, in celebration of King's legacy.

1922 (2017)

One of the best-and most underrated-adaptations of recent years is 1922. The Netflix original film 1922 adapts King's novella of the same name, in which Wilfred James (a highly unreliable narrator) plots with his 14-year-old son to murder his wife. Thomas Jane plays "Wilf" in a moody, grumbling manner, and Neal McDonaugh plays Henry to hissy-fit perfection. Director Zak Hilditch nails the paranoid tone of King's work in this tale of isolation, regret, and karma, complete with murderous rats.

1408 (2007)

1408, Stephen King's short story, was already a masterpiece. The story revolves around an author who investigates haunted houses. At a hotel in New York City, there's one called Room 1408 that's especially creepy... and you guessed it. He becomes trapped. There are a few problems with the film, but aughts John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson both deliver top performances and that takes care of half the battle.

Green Mile

There is no doubt that this one is a crowd-pleaser. Kings' adaptations are always popular, but The Green Mile is one movie that enjoys universal appeal alongside Shawshank Redemption. When this movie was released in 1999, it was a critical and box office success, thanks to America's favorite uncle, Tom Hanks, who was still the epitome of the 90s. Michael Clarke Duncan won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the movie.

Creepshow (1982)

It was a stroke of genius to bring together King and Night of the Living Dead master George Romero for this stellar horror compilation from 1982. Some of the most memorable segments involve an adulterous Ted Danson and a jealous Leslie Nielsen, and a crate that may hold a monster that Hal Holbrook can use to rid himself of obnoxious Adrienne Barbeau. It has ably stood the test of time, amusing and ominous at the same time.

It (2017)

Andy Muschietti takes a number of liberties with King's magnum opus for 2017's blockbuster, and almost all of them are for the better. Based solely on the kid-centric half of the original story, it depicts a nightmarish vision of young friends threatened by Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Bill Skarsgard), an ancient being that enjoys eating flesh. A series of increasingly nerve-jangling scares is delivered in Muschietti's It in part thanks to strong performances from its adolescent cast, which humanize the main characters and establish a forged-in-blood bond between them. In the movie, scream-generating thrills are combined with an in-depth investigation of child abuse.

Gerald’s Game (2017)

This 2017 Netflix feature directed by Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House, Doctor Sleep), was a stunning adaptation of Gerald's Game, a novel fundamentally about the mind. During a weekend getaway bedroom tryst, Carla Gugino's frustrated husband suffers a heart attack and she is trapped in bed, chained to her bed. The struggle to free herself while grappling with the memories of a horrific past is portrayed vividly (and, in some instances, gruesomely) by Flanagan. However, it's Gugino's outstanding performance that drives the film as a scarred but defiant woman unwilling to give in to the horrors of today or yesterday.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

In spite of being nominated for seven Oscars, Frank Darabont's 1994 adaptation of King's novella failed to take home any. In spite of this, King's The Shawshank Redemption has remained among the most beloved of his films. In part, that's because the movie is more than just a horror movie - it's a stunning and gripping drama focused on two men trying to escape a Maine prison that features arguably Tim Robbins' and Morgan Freeman's finest performances. Thrifted with character detail, humor, and hope, it offers a new perspective on everyday life.

The Dead Zone (1983)

It's true that David Cronenberg is best known for his brand of body horror, but his 1983 adaptation of Stephen King's novel took a more psychological tone. The story revolves around a small-town schoolteacher (Christopher Walken) who awakens from a five-year coma with psychic abilities. Even more stunning, he discovers, thanks to his second sight, that a promising US Congressman (Martin Sheen) will bring about a global catastrophe. The subdued performance of Walken captures the alienation affecting his character, who uses drastic measures to avert disaster. The film contends that even having great power doesn't make you less powerless sometimes.

Stand By Me (1986)

Stand by Me shows Stephen King is capable of crafting less otherworldly tales as well as otherworldly ones (not that there's anything wrong with that). It's based on his novella "The Body". The story still has a touch of the grim and grisly to it. This tale is about four boys looking for a dead body. From a stellar performance from a teenaged River Phoenix to lots of truly moving moments, this classic coming-of-age tale has it all.

The Shining

More quotable lines exist in The Shining than any other classic horror movie- "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.", "Redrum.", and "Heeeeere's Johnny." are a few of them. There are few movies that are as good as this in the prestige horror genre. Masters of the new era still regard it as a turning point in the genre. With sweeping landscape shots, frightening single point perspective hallways, and a scene reminiscent of a hedge maze, Stanley Kubrick provides cinema with its masterpiece. The film has some of the most beautiful and terrifying images ever captured on film. Jack Nicholson's facial expressions and unhinged emotional turns are some of the best of his entire career. 


The only scary thing in Carrie is high school. The cruel classmates who pelt tampons at the titular anti-heroine, the maltreatment that cascades from her abusive boyfriend , to his mean-girl girlfriend, and finally to her. In addition, Carrie's mother is truly psychotic.Despite all that, not a single body drops until the final twenty minutes. Then, when you reach the moment when pig's blood is spilled, you've become totally invested in the strange, lonely girl, her teachers, classmates, and even her tormentors. 

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11 Greatest Animated Movies Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Animation movies has been a great vessel for story-telling for many ages. These movie have taken us to magical worlds that we could never imagine, helped us think about concepts, made us feel emotions that we wanted to feel. The long history of animation as a movie genre has given us many brilliant and memorable works. Here are a few of the greatest works that er think you should definitely watch.

Coraline (2009)

There are unsettling moments in The Nightmare Before Christmas. But Henry Selick's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's story is downright creepy. The title character of the movie grew up frustrated by her inattentive parents, which led her into a world where everyone she knew had been replaced by a cheerier, but hollow duplicate. A hard black button replaced their living eyes. It would be straight-up horror in another medium. But Selick's stop-motion, as well as his canny use of 3D, allows us to watch from a distance without having that much of scares.

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Hayao Miyazaki is often associated with Japan's hugely influential animation studio Studio Ghibli. But his partner Isao Takahata is also a formidable filmmaker, never more so than in this devastating World War II drama, in which a brother and sister must survive after their town is destroyed by American planes. Despite its focus on children, Grave of the Fireflies is a profoundly mature tale of war and loss, set against a backdrop of despair and anger. Did the latest Pixar movie make you cry? You will lose your heart and soul to this one.

Fantastic Planet (1973)

Beautiful and horrifyingly violent, this psychedelic allegory from French animator René Laloux has inspired musicians like Flying Lotus to hip-hop producers like Madlib. Its freaky art design and distinctive paper-cutout animation style still impress viewers today, while Alain Goraguer's unsettling score creates an unsettling tone rarely heard on a soundtrack. Traags, towering azure-skinned aliens, keep humans as pets and abuse them indifferently, so the subtext isn't too subtle. Its inventive aesthetics alone qualify it for inclusion on lists of all-time films.

The Secret of NIMH (1982)

After quitting his job at Disney during the late 1970s due to its sputtering creative drive, Don Bluth made his feature directorial debut with this fable about a widowed mouse who is forced to move her family's home before a farmer destroys it. Her quest leads her to discover what happened to her husband, who was involved in insidious government experiments on rats. Adapted from Robert C. O'Brien's book, The Secret of NIMH, weaves a commentary on animal experimentation and a salute to single mothers into a smart, gripping action-adventure thriller, becoming a touchstone for sensitive Eighties kids.

Up (2009)

This tale of an unlikely friendship between a little boy and an old man (complete with balloons, talking dogs, and a zeppelin fight) is a bit of magical realism that suits the subject matter of never being too old to enjoy an adventure. Up garnered a Best Picture nomination and became the first animated film to open the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, and with its eye-catching animation and unexpected emotional resonance, it's no surprise.

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

This antiwar tale, loosely based on a novel by British author Diana Wynne Jones, is brilliantly crafted by Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki. It features a one-of-a-kind set piece: a steampunk castle powered by a wily fire demon lorded over by a bellicose wizard. The film filters Old World aesthetics through an Eastern lens to create a visually stunning love story that is also an indictment of the human and environmental toll of war. Peter Docter, Pixar's English dub supervisor, enlisted the likes of Lauren Bacall, Christian Bale, Emily Mortimer and Billy Crystal.

The Triplets of Belleville (2003)

With a bent toward Jazz Age stage shows and silent comedy, France's Sylvain Chomet set up an old-timey caper involving American gangsters, Tour de France cyclists, and the titular trio of weird out sisters to expose a crime ring. It's got catchy tunes and wry physical humor to spare, but its most charming quirk lies in laying out moving parts - a makeshift treadmill, a daily routine, a song - and watching them go. 

Fritz the Cat (1972)

The screen adaptation of Robert Crumb's creation - a hip cat that loves getting high and cajoling girls into group sex - served as the ultimate statement on the bitter, biting satire of underground comics. This features an anthropomorphic look at Amerika during the Nixon era (although Bakshi, the artist, nodded his head in approval—he killed Fritz off with an icepick in the books). This midnight-movie staple targets everyone from simpering progressives to social fatcats (represented as literal fat cats). It's equal parts nihilism and let it all hang out hedonism.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

Over ninety years after its original release, Lotte Reininger's otherworldly fable still captivates with its rapturous fluidity. Its images were created with intricate paper cut-outs, but they seem to flow like water, pure magic created with the simplest of tools. When you consider that Reininger and her collaborators were working without a map, the accomplishments of Prince Achmed are even more incredible. For three years they broke no rules, and went wherever their imaginations and experiments took them, producing one of animation's first feature films, and still one of its best.

Yellow Submarine (1968)

A late-Sixties Beatles odyssey in which John, Paul, Ringo and George must save an underwater utopia from fun-killing Blue Meanies is synonymous with the "turn off your mind, relax and float downstream" vibe. The Fab Four might not have provided their own voices, but George Dunning's hallucinatory animation and some of their most trippiest music nevertheless make for a memorable Pop-Art ride. The popularity of Yellow Submarine demonstrated to the mainstream that there are more ways than Disney to pull off a feature-length cartoon.

Toy Story (1995)

The debut film of Pixar was full of promise, already possessing a sense of humor, themes, and a distinctive style that would make it a benchmark of modern animated films. The company's then-revolutionary team created a cast of lovable toys that feel like old friends with every additional viewing. The comedy duo of Woody and Buzz Lightyear (Tom Hanks and Tim Allen) still tugs at our hearts, and Randy Newman's "You Got A Friend in Me" never fails to make us smile.

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Hidden LGBTQ+ Gems On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

In the past decade, Hollywood has been more than inclusive for the LGBTQ+ community. Movies with positive representation are getting more reception and not just from the members of the community. If you are looking for such awesome movies to watch, then here are some hidden gems from Netflix.

The Half of It

Take a typical teen rom-com and turn every single trope on its head. The Half of It is the lesbian coming-of-age rom-com we've been waiting for. The movie makes you think you are watching one thing until it completely flips the narrative on its head. Most movies go something like this: Girl helps boy woo (or win back) another girl, but they fall in love instead. But what if that girl falls in love with the girl she's supposed to be wooing? Lots of drama, that's what. Don't worry, it's the good kind. The film stars Leah Lewis (Nancy Drew) as the band geek Ellie Chu, Alexxis Lemire as the preacher's daughter Aster Flores, and Daniel Diemer as the soft-spoken jock Paul Munsky. One of the most moving scenes in the film comes when Ellie's dad confesses his parenting insecurities to Paul in Chinese. Although the football star does not speak the language, he lets him talk uninterrupted, understanding his intent. That's just one example of how this movie gives viewers what they didn't know they wanted in an intriguing and memorable way. The Half of It is basically the modern-day Footloose - complete with small-town judgments and little old ladies gasping at the audacity of "the youths" during church pronouncements. With a dash of gay and tons of literary references, this is a must-watch.

The Boys in the Band

The Boys in the Band was originally an Off-Broadway play in 1968 before Ryan Murphy produced the 2020 film. An early positive example (and realistic representation) of gay representation, The Boys in the Band offers the story of gay men celebrating a birthday party in New York City, and was written by gay playwright Mart Crowley just one year before the Stonewall riots. When the play was revived on Broadway for its 50th anniversary, every role was played by a prominent gay actor - all of whom reprised their roles in the Netflix adaptation. It stars Magic Mike's Matt Bomer (Donald), The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons (Michael), Star Trek's Zachary Quinto (Harold), and Teen Wolf's Charlie Carver (Cowboy). An ex-college roommate who is homophobic and likely closeted shows up to Howard's gay party, and Michael tries (and fails) to hide the group's homosexuality, causing an unhealthy dose of hostility and violence. Michael's past sends him on a bender, leaving him without sobriety as he struggles with his sexuality. Drama ensues when Michael makes everyone at the party play a twisted game of calling their greatest loves and confessing their feelings - forcing everyone to confront messy truths about themselves.
With dark wit, comedy, and terrific acting, the period piece tackles everything from internalized homophobia, racism, a warped society, and the timeless nature of gay culture.

Other People

It is refreshing to see a gay lead in a movie that is not about a character coming out. Hollywood has developed a habit of focusing on LGBTQ+ stories that center directly on a character's queerness - usually centering on a tragic coming-out story. The story centers around David (Jesse Plemons from The Irishman), who is dealing with the impending death of his mother (Molly Shannon). Despite the dark plot, Shannon brings light to her character by making viewers fall in love with her laughter and positivity that shines through even the tensest moments. Yet, she punches through the comedy with some heartbreaking scenes of despair. Viewers will experience every emotion listed on their doctor's feelings chart, but they'll never be angry about it. There are also some comedic cameos from actors like Nicole Byers, Zach Woods, and Josie Totah that parallel the darker themes with some of the absurdity that comes with people's reactions to someone else's bad news. There is room for LGBTQ+ characters in all genres, not just those that center around their sexuality, and the Adam and Naomi Scott produced film makes a lot of progress in normalizing LGBTQ+ characters in all kinds of films. In a side story, David's father's (Bradley Whitford) longstanding struggle for acceptance since his son came out a decade ago is explored. The story is more focused on David's relationship with his mom and her struggles than on his sexuality.


The Netflix original documentary Disclosure tells the story of Hollywood's sketchy history of trans representation as narrated by Hollywood's most influential trans members. In the movie, it's explored how toxic film and TV portrayals affect the way the world views the trans community - and how they viewed themselves. The documentary features Hollywood favorites like Laverne Cox, Chaz Bono, Candis Cayne, Rain Valdez, and Brian Michael Smith telling their own stories. Many people see little to no trans representation because Hollywood constantly portrays drag queens and the trans community as killers, sex workers, or the butt of the joke. The documentary adds a vital, heartbreaking, and heartwarming element to the story. No matter whether you know someone who is transgender, are LGBTQ+ yourself or have never met a trans person, the film is an enlightening watch that will probably teach you something you didn't know about the community and their history.

Freak Show

Recently, there have been a number of coming-of-age LGBTQ+ films, but none have focused quite so much on the drag scene as Freak Show. In the wake of his mother's alcoholism, gay high schooler Billy Bloom feels like his life is coming to an end when he is sent to live with his estranged father. He has to fit into a small town ruled by small-minded bullies with phobic mindsets - including his father. He wears dresses and wigs while shining a light on drag culture and embracing gender nonconformity in the film.Teen Wolf alum Ian Nelson expertly plays Mark "Flip" Kelly - the artistic jock with a softer side who needs a push to defy the expectations placed on him. Billy helps Flip let go of the idea that he needs approval from the world to be himself, but their friendship does not come without its hiccups.Even among an incredible cast that includes Laverne Cox, Bett Midler (Hocus Pocus), and Larry Pine (House of Cards), Alex Lawther's stellar performance as Billy stands out. Unlike many feel-good stories in the same category, Freak Show shows its leads as flawed and human. Occasionally, the main characters resort to hurtful insults out of anger out of selfishness and privilege. Although Billy's high school wardrobe may not be very realistic, the film doesn't paint the characters in glitter to make them seem perfect. Glitter is thrown on them because everything should sparkle.

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11 Famous Feminist Films of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Movie studios and moviemakers are more focused on make cinemas more woke. However, female filmmakers and female-led storytelling has been part of Hollywood for a very long time. Here are some of the feminist landmarks in world cinema that deserves to be revisited and re-appreciated.

His Girl Friday (1940)

Movies and shows are not realistic when it comes to depicting workplace gender relations onscreen. However, before all these rom-com cliches, there was one movie that did it in the most accurate way- His Girl Friday. Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) works as a star news reporter with a soaring career. Her peers are mostly males and they treat her with unrivaled professional respect. She is presented as a better listener than her peers, strong with self-belief, sympathy, and warm confidence. Considering the year the movie was released, this representation is truly surprising.

The Piano (1993)

The Piano is a very important figure in the history of feminist film history. It presents eroticism and fetishism before the audience through a female gaze. The movie has Holly Hunter play the role of Ada. She is a mute pianist in the 19th century Scotland. After getting married off to a man that she never knew before, and moving to New Zealand, she starts to develop feelings for a local ex-sailor. Similar to her other movies, director Jane Campion protrays the female protagonist as complicated and contradictory. It is one of the most brilliant crafted tale of a woman you can ever see in cinema.

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

George Miller's Mad Max can be never considered a feminist movie. The first installments of the movie were focused more on the central character and there was nothing much being talked about that is even distant from the female B plot. However, when the director decided to do a reboot of the franchise (we are still confused about the timeline), we didn't expect it to be a female-centric story-telling. Sure, we can argue that it is not a clearcut feminist movie per see. Still, how many movies will you see a bunch of kickass women smashing malignant patriarchy- that too with their bare hands?!

Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962)

If you are looking for feminist film icons, you cannot ignore France's Agnès Varda. She was and always will be one of most remembered personality for female representation in cinema. Cléo from 5 to 7 is her best known work and portrait of womanhood in a simple and sensitive manner. It is surprisingly refreshing to see woman characters not subjected to over-the-top melodrama. A woman showing her own mortality, without judgement or excessive emotion, is something worth seeing.

A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

Women suffering patriarchal marginalization has been a strong talk point in almost all of the major feminist movies. However, it is not often that other factors are addressed. Take mental health issues for example. It is exactly what indie legend John Cassavetes had in mind, when he decided to make the movie A Woman Under the Influence. The movie is about a woman who is unwell and at the verge of a severe breakdown. However, her spirit still remains broken. The director excels in creating a three-dimensional woman character.

Daughters of the Dust (1991)

Julie Dash's feature debut Daughters of the Dust is nothing short of rapturous. The movie revolves around a group of former African slaves who were living off the coast of South Carolina. One day they decided to go back to the American mainland and overcome the ill experiences that they had in the past. The movie also have other significance too in the world cinema history. Daughters of the Dust was the first movie directed by an African American woman to get a theatrical distribution.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)

Featuring Diane Lane, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains is coolest 80's cult classic movie ever. The movie revolves around Corinne Burns who is the teenage leader of an all-girl punk bank named the Stains. they may not be the most talented group, but they smash opposition with their admirable style and confidence. The movie sets an iconic symbol of female rebellion and self-expression

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)

4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days tell the story of how women are robbed of their options. The movie tells about how abortion is treated culturally and the experiences women have to face during their pregnancy. The movie is filled with elaborate long takes and this creates a certain sense of restlessness in the audience. However, it is this same restlessness that helps us to grow our sympathy towards the characters.

Thelma & Louise (1991)

Nothing can beat the classic!! Thelma & Louise has a very significant position in world cinema history as well us, road movie history, and feminist cinema history. The movie literally changed the way how buddy movies are and introduced a female perspective into the genre. Putting forward the enough-is-enough message, the movie shows two strong, independent women taking on the whole world and even some of the many sexual harassment and predators they had to face on the road. There is one particular scene in which Lousie shoots a creep who attempts to rape Thelma. They never call the cops or ask for help. They face it. How badass is that?!!

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Desperately Seeking Susan is a wildly funny NYC ode. Directed by Susan Seidelman, the movie is nothing short of lightning captured in a bottle. In the movie, Madonna is an ultimate downtown lust object while Rosanna Arquette is living as an ordinary housewife who doesn't have much to do. However, what makes this movie so groundbreaking is how it reverses Hollywood's good girl- bad girl archetypes upside down and how it brilliantly let the women characters flourish.

Alien (1979)

Ridley Scott's sci-fi-horror is a true landmark in cinema history. However, the most astonishing thing about the movie is the protagonist. There is no doubt that the Alien movie gave us one of the strongest and badass female lead characters of all time. Sigourney Weaver portrayed the chain-smoking character to its finest and made an immortal feminist icon. He saves the world and crew members from getting impregnated by a deadly alien species.

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9 Famous Movie Sex Scenes Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Sex scenes in movies are something that can be hard to avoid (no pun intended). You never know when one is going to happen and most of the time it can be awkward for the viewers- especially if you are watching the movie with your parents. So, what makes a sex scene great?! Does it need to be realistic, erotic, or controversial?! We have gone through most of the movies to help you find some of the groundbreaking (and weird) sex scenes that movies can offer. Read more if you want to find out how these scenes of love-making are remarkable.

Persona (1966)

Let's start from the black and white era of cinema. Directed by Ingmar Bergman, Persona is about the catatonic breakdown of stage star Elisabet and how she built a mesmerizing relationship with her nurse Alma. In one of the scenes from the movie, Alma relates to the time when she and her girlfriend had sex with underage boys on the beach. Though the incident led to some dire consequences, the scene is so groundbreaking because it got censored from many screenings, even though there is no sex in it. That is expert-level and only Bergman can make things unbearably hot from just a monologue. The cinematic beauty of this scene is that it would have never been the same if the actual scene was shown in the movie.

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Based on Annie Proulx’s story about two cowboys falling in love, Brokeback Mountain does have some intense sex scenes. One particular scene, however, is so damn intense. It was cold at night in the hills of Wyoming, and the two ranchers huddle up together for warmth. We all know what happened next. What makes this sex scene so extraordinary is that it was first time that we saw gay sex on the mainstream cinema and it paved the way for many in the future. With brilliant performances from Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, the got three Oscars from eight nominations (2006). However, it never got a nomination for Best Picture, and some believe that it because of homophobia.

In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

Considered as director Nagisa Oshima's masterpiece, In the Realm of the Senses is a true story about an all-consuming sexual obsession that developed between a hotel owner and his employee in 1936 Tokyo. The reason the movie deserves a place on this list is because of the highly erotic sex acts seen throughout the movie. It gets totally weird at times too, like when Kichizo inserts a hard-boiled egg into the vagina of his new bride, Sada in front of all the people serving the dinner. She is forced to squat like a hen and lay the egg on the floor for him to eat. This is a straightforward sexual assault, but the scene is crafted to make these judgments irrelevant.

Yes!! We know this movie is so creepy- even for the generation of free internet porn. But, we had to include the movie for pushing the boundaries of cinematic sex scenes.

The Last Temptation of Christ (1976)

If there is a movie in which Jesus Christ is having sex, then it deserves to be on this list for that reason alone. The man who made him do it onscreen- none other than Martin Scorsese. In his movie The Last Temptation of Christ, there is a scene where Jesus fathering a child with Mary Magdalene and the director decided to do it actually showing JC do it on screen. Sure, it is a dream sequence. Still, it did not stop people from losing their minds. The movie turned out to become one of the most controversial films ever.

Ekstase (1933)

In 1933, Czech director Gustav Machaty released the overheated melodrama that involves an impotent husband, a young wife, and her admirer. The movie is iconic for many reasons and one of the main reasons is that it was the first movie to show onscreen female orgasm. The 19-year-old Hedy Kiesler became an international icon after the movie's release- especially after the nude swimming scene. Even though U.S customs burned uncensored prints of the movie, the actress signed a deal with MGM and became the Hollywood goddess that we know her as today.

Basic Instinct (1992)

A list of famous movie sex scenes will not be complete without Basic Instinct. Yes, you know the iconic scene we are talking about. Catherine Tramell is called in for questioning. She is smoking a cigarette with her icy cold expression and all calculating composure. Finally, the iconic uncrossing of legs turns the tables on not just her interrogators, but also us the audience.

It Happened One Night (1934)

This is an another no sex -sex scene from the black and white era. Then, what makes this scene from It Happened One Night so groundbreaking?! When their bus breaks down, the leading characters Colbert and Gable are forced to spend a night together in the hotel room, posing as husband and wife. Gable can be seen hanging on to the sheer between the twin bed for modesty's sake. During an era, when Hays Code censorship was strictly followed, such a scene was considered extremely scandalous. The movie scene even provoked many viewers during the time.

Last Tango in Paris (1972)

Two strangers meet in Paris and goes on to have impersonal sex. The plot of Last Tango in Paris is like it was designed to showcase some breathtaking erotic scenes onscreen. The movie is a pipe bomb of an art film and evoked many controversies from its date of release. One particular scene from the movie is considered highly sexual, in which Marlon Brando pins Maria Schneider on the hardwood floor and try our some dairy products in an unforgettable fashion. It was too much for many to handle and during its debut in 1972 New York Film Festival, there were lots of screams, walkouts. Calls for banning the movie followed and many critics stated that the movie was an over glorification of rape.

The Kiss (1896)

The Kiss is one of the earliest films to be shown to the public, directed by William Heise for Thomas Edison. At just 18 seconds long, the movie that showcases the kiss from a popular musical of the time, The Widow Jones. What's wrong with a kiss?! But for the audience of the time, seeing a kiss up close and person on the big screen felt so scandalous. Edison, you naughty trickster!!

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Forgotten Fantasy Movies That Are Too Awesome

by Kaylen Summers

Fantasy movies are one genre of cinema in which it is really heard to get people's attention. While major works from famous studios make it to audiences worldwide, there are many great fantasy movies that are forgotten. Here are some of these awesome movies that are worth revisiting.


Blade Runner's commercial failure baffled Rutger Hauer, who played renegade replicant leader Roy Batty in the 1982 film. In addition, Hauer was typecast as a villain after his role in Ridley Scott's seminal sci-fi film, which is why Richard Donner didn't want him to play the hero in Ladyhawke, the beautifully shot and criminally overlooked fantasy film. In 1985, Donner told the now defunct Starlog Magazine that he always considered Rutger a heavy son of a b****. Heuer was proud of his role as Etienne Navarre, a haunted knight cursed by a jealous bishop. Narrare transforms into a wolf at night, while his true love, Isabeau of Anjou (Michelle Pfeiffer), becomes a hawk by day, keeping them apart, but always together. A young pickpocket (Matthew Broderick) joins the trio as they set off to defeat the bishop and lift the dreadful curse.


There's a lot of Lord of the Rings in John Boorman's Excalibur, which is what the director intended. At the time, Borman's superbly shot Arthurian fantasy was well-received, but when it comes to King Arthur, people tend to talk more about Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Six years earlier, the beloved Monty Python comedy couldn't be more different from Excalibur. Borman's film is frighteningly violent and deadly serious, embracing some of King Arthur's more uncomfortable elements. The movie follows Arthurian legend so closely that the end result was simply too dense for some; however, fantasy fans ought to check it out. Arthur is played by Nigel Terry, and Nicol Williamson's Merlin steals every scene he appears in. The film also featured a very young Gabriel Byrne and Liam Neeson, and it introduced Helen Mirren and Patrick Stewart to American audiences. Additionally, cinematographer Alex Thomson was nominated for an Oscar for his work on the movie.

Zathura: A Space Adventure

While Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was a successful follow-up to the '90s hit, people aren't aware that it is not the first sequel. Over a decade after the Robin Williams-led original made over $260 million at the box office, Jon Favreau directed a standalone spinoff called Zathura: A Space Adventure, starring future YA stars Josh Hutcherson and Kristen Stewart. It revolves around three siblings who turn to an astronaut (Dax Shepard) for help after their house is transported into outer space by the titular board game. Zathura bombed and was written off as a failure, but the figures only tell half the story. Somebody at Columbia thought it would be a good idea to release Favreau's family fantasy on the same day as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which drew huge crowds and left Zathura with an uphill battle. The critical response has never matched the receipts of this forgotten fantasy gem.


The work of Terry Gilliam cannot be ignored when discussing fantasy films. Before he became a visionary director with films like Time Bandits, Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, he made a film loosely based on Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky. Michael Palin plays Dennis, a hapless cooper who gets sent on a quest to kill the titular creature against his will after being mistaken for a hero in Gilliam's film of the same name. Gilliam wanted to distance this film from his previous work, but the execs wouldn't budge. He was reportedly furious when the movie was marketed as Monty Python's Jabberwocky in the States, but he was vindicated when it did better in countries where Monty Python remained largely unknown. Even with such a limited budget, it looks great. It was revealed later that Gilliam used the decaying set of Oliver! to save money.

Laputa: Castle in the Sky

In spite of Hayao Miyazaki's reputation among fantasy fans worldwide, his early films have been underappreciated in the West. If you're only going to watch one fantasy gem from Miyazaki's back catalog, it should be 1986's Laputa: Castle in the Sky, the first Ghibli film. The story follows a boy named Pazu (voiced by James Van Der Beek in the English dub) who befriends a magical girl named Sheeta (Anna Paquin), a descendant of Laputan royalty. Sheeta's amulet is the key to finding the lost floating city of Laputa, which is why the shady Colonel Muska (Mark Hamill) is chasing them. The music for Laputa: Castle in the Sky is composed by Miyazaki's go-to composer, Joe Hisaishi, and the animation is stunning at times. Miyazaki came up with the steampunk setting after visiting Wales during a miner strike.

Seventh Son

Seventh Son gets a second chance to shine in 2020, despite its Rotten Tomatoes rating of just 12 percent. Jeff Bridges plays monster hunter Master Gregory in this film based on Joseph Delaney's novel The Spook's Apprentice. The escaped witch Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore) kills Gregory's apprentice (an almost-clean-shaven Kit Harington), so Gregory begins looking for a replacement. Fortunately, he finds one in Tom Ward (Ben Barnes), who must learn the tricks of the trade quickly to avoid going the same way as the last apprentice. It's hardly a groundbreaking setup, so how did Seventh Son succeed? To everyone's surprise, Sergei Bodrov's film made Netflix's top ten most-viewed movies list in August 2020. It gained attention again because it's a reunion for The Big Lebowski co-stars Bridges and Moore, while others say it had to do with people streaming more during the Coronavirus pandemic. Seventh Son is enjoying rising popularity among new viewers because if you turn up not expecting too much, you might just find yourself enjoying it.

Solomon Kane

Solomon Kane, a forgotten fantasy film that has found a new audience thanks to Netflix, is a unapologetic genre film. After encountering a demon, eponymous character (created by Robert E. Howard, author of Conan the Barbarian and Red Sonja) denounces his wicked ways and recommits to pacifism. When Kane (James Purefoy) falls in with a family of Puritans on their journey to the New World, but a member is kidnapped and the rest are slaughtered, he comes out of retirement to avenge them. The film was supposed to start a trilogy, but it still works as a standalone film. Fans of the source material have praised the director, but what makes Solomon Kane worth reconsidering is the leading man's performance. Known for his roles in Altered Carbon and Sex Education on Netflix, James Purefoy is excellent as the Puritan Avenger, underplaying Kane's inner turmoil to great effect. After Bassett approached him about the film, he delved into the character's history, and he was instantly intrigued. 

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Top Spy Movies You Won’t Want To Miss

by Kaylen Summers

It is really awesome to watch a good espionage flick. These movies are truly over the top, but more entertaining than anything. Here are some of the top spy movies you will love to watch.

Spy Kids

A couple of second-generation spies (Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara) are the focus of Robert Rodriguez's charming kids' film. The scheme of a dastardly supervillain/children's show host played by Alan Cumming forces them to follow in their parents' footsteps. A big part of the appeal is the wild and unorthodox designs and lame special effects. There were three sequels and a cartoon series following, but the original has become a classic.

Burn After Reading

Nobody explores the monsters behind civilized humanity with the wit and cynicism that the Coen brothers do. Burn After Reading shows what happens when social contracts fail. This razor-sharp satire from 2008 features all the technical excellence we've come to expect from Joel and Ethan Coen's films -- flawless casting, whip-smart writing, and a tone that's just a half-click shy of tragic. There is a spy movie in Burn After Reading just as there is a detective movie in The Big Lebowski, which means that Coen's clever comedies deftly slip between genre labels while paying homage to those very genres they avoid. A mock spy film colored with farce, Burn After Reading is shot and edited like a classic paranoiac spy thriller.

Spy Game

Though billed as a two-hander with Brad Pitt, Spy Game is really Robert Redford's show. He returns to the genre in a fine performance. It explores the mentor-mentee relationship between Nathan Muir (Redford) and Tom Bishop (Pitt); one on the brink of retirement, the other about to be executed. When Muir learns that the agency is about to write Bishop off as a lost asset, he embarks on a long-distance covert rescue mission under the nose of his superiors. As we follow Muir over a 24-hour period, Redford's character reveals a mysterious blend of cunning and loyalty. As his protege has his life cut short, Muir lies, schemes, and manipulates. Redford channels his elegant skill as a leading man and makes it a blast, and some of the film's most enjoyable moments come when Muir deftly obfuscates answers while his superiors grill him about his activities. The film, in addition to Redford's outstanding performance, blends classic genre components with Tony Scott's trademark zeal for explosive action and restless editing.

Red Sparrow

The Red Sparrow is a shockingly grim film made on a sizable studio budget with a star-studded cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, and freaking Charlotte Rampling. Don't expect an action-packed romp about a super spy. Red Sparrow is a darker, more dangerous film about surviving sexual assault. Lawrence is, as always, brilliant in the role, bringing the pulpier elements of the story to life within a character so completely realized and compelling that you can't help but marvel at her strength. The film's smart direction by Francis Lawrence, who directed the last three Hunger Games films, wisely steers away from exploitative content in the midst of its twisted plot. Although it didn't get enough attention in theaters, Red Sparrow is a film that will hold up well through the ages thanks to its unusual story and beautiful technical elements.


The film Munich follows a team of spies and assassins seeking revenge for the death of their countrymen. While Spielberg's film is an homage to true events, it tells deeper truths with a cinematic flair by partly fictionalizing the tale based on a true story. Despite the team's best efforts to eliminate the terrorists one by one, they are always replaced. Each death only opens the way for new, more dangerous terrorists. Each act of violence is followed by a new death. Thus, the question becomes, What is gained? What have we lost? It feels a bit diminutive to call Munich a spy film, but it also feels wrong to leave it off the list. The film explores espionage in a unique context, while showcasing excellent action set pieces, but the heart of Munich lies in its human story of revenge and humanity.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tinker Tailor Soidier Spy is a gorgeous, intricate drama directed by Thomas Alfredson, the atmospheric filmmaker behind Let The Right One In (and, in a devastating blow, The Snowman). With an ensemble cast so exceptional that an actor of Ciaran Hinds' caliber becomes an extra, Tinker Tailor offers a more old fashioned approach to spycraft, involving tense hand-wringing sequences of manipulation and battles of wits. In times before modern technology, our most intimate secrets could still be kept, milking scenes of traded documents and personal secrecy for tension and heartbreak. The film is a beautiful investigation into the dehumanizing cost of bureaucratic espionage, and the loneliness and mental breakdown that come with a deceitful life lived under constant scrutiny. The film is a slow-burn that asks a lot of the viewer but rewards it tenfold.

Lust, Caution

Following up on his Oscar-winning work on Brokeback Mountain, Ang Lee returned to China for this sweeping, heartbreaking epic Lust, Caution. The romantic epic travels back to Shanghai during the Japanese occupation of World War II when we meet Mr. Yee (Tony Leung Chiu), leader of the local secret police who tortures resistance members for information. Therefore, it should not come as a surprise that certain parties want him dead, and they recruit a young actress, Wong Chia Chi (Tang Wei), to seduce Yee and assist in his murder. With stakes laid, Lust, Caution plays out like a prestige spy drama, with lavish period costuming and gorgeous cinematography, but after an explicit and extreme act of violence, the film becomes something else, something harder to pin down. Lust, Caution explores Yee and Wong's passionate, sometimes violent romance in an unflinching character study that uncovers an unconventional and questionable relationship in all its facets. A beautiful film about love and secrets entangled up in the affairs of wartime spies, that will get your heart racing before ultimately breaking it.

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

With the zany, sharply shot 2002 spy comedy Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, George Clooney made his directorial debut. This film follows the insane (supposedly) true story of Chuck Barris, creator of The Gong Show and The Dating Game, who claims to have been a CIA spy assassinating 33 people. This tale is approached with considerable skepticism by Clooney and Kaufman, recognizing it as self-fiction and transforming it into a character study about living a double life… Perhaps delusions of grandeur. As Barris, Sam Rockwell leans into the ridiculousness of his tales but keeps them grounded with harrowing emotion. George Clooney plays the CIA agent who recruits Barris into spycraft, Drew Barrymore plays his wife Penny, and Julia Roberts plays a mysterious, seductive operative with her own motives. The film's cinematographer, Newton Thomas Sigel, creates a beautiful set of contrasts between the warm oranges of Hollywood and the chilly, blues of Chuck's espionage career.

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12 Best Movies of the 2010s

by Kaylen Summers

It is time to take a look back at some of the best movies of the last decade. Here are a few of the best movies of the 2010s.

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (2019)

Tarantino's penultimate film (or so he claims) reimagines the fringes of Hollywood in the era of the Manson murders, resulting in a riveting revisionist history. In the film, a fading TV star (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Brad Pitt) find their paths intersecting with rising starlet Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) and the Manson gang. From its movie-mad giddiness to its deep pop culture references and word-perfect dialogue, it is pure Tarantino. 

The Tribe (2014)

Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's suffocatingly tense debut was the decade's most innovative use of sensory deprivation. We are immersed in a Ukrainian school for the deaf with a new student (Grigoriy Fesenko) quickly learning the ropes - and discovering a criminal underworld that operates underground. This bleak drama, performed by a deaf, non-professional cast in sign language, transforms the Lord of the Flies scenario into a thrilling cinematic experience without subtitles, voiceover or background music. 

Lincoln (2012)

Tony Kushner, the director and screenwriter, takes a less traveled path with this movie. Abraham Lincoln's biography offers an opportunity to analyze the unruly adolescence of American politics, the responsibility of keeping a divided nation together during wartime, the horse-trading lollapalooza of legislation, and what constitutes a presidential legacy. You get Lincoln both as a man and as a myth. You also learn about history in a way that feels vibrant, vital, and contemporary.

Personal Shopper (2016)

As a continuation of her collaboration with Clouds of Sils Maria director Olivier Assayas, Kristen Stewart cemented her victorious post-Twilight transformation into one of our finest actresses with this beguiling portrait of a woman in mourning. In Paris, Maureen works for a high-powered (but rarely seen) model, but her recent loss of twin brother is troubling her, and she believes she may be able to contact him from the afterlife. At this point, she begins receiving strange texts from a possible stalker. Those three dots on an incoming message have never been so terrifying. It is an enigmatic, profoundly moving, and the perfect existential ghost story for the 21st century.

Hereditary (2018)

In his auspicious debut, Ari Aster directs Toni Collette in a witchy fright fest about inherited trauma, starring a mother looking for answers after tragedy. As she starts to look deep into her family history, she finds out that the odd occurrences have something to do with her recent loss and her son’s erratic behavior. The horror film is extraordinary mainly because of the absolutely incredible performance from the cast.

Amour (2012)

Amour is a breathtaking love story that cross-examines the concepts of mortality. The devastating look at an elderly couple has a different approach when considering other films Micheal Haneke (and proof that the director does have a heart). Dealing with illness, the movie can be considered as one of the best works from the director. Don't let the posters and title fool you. It is a romantic tragedy and there are plenty of moments in the movie when tears roll down your eyes.

Call Me By Your Name (2017)

 Filmmaker André Aciman turned André Aciman's novel into a powerful memory piece, all sensual images and sweaty euphoria. The Italian director's coming-of-age romance charts the short-lived summer fling between bright teenager Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer), the indestructible graduate student who enters his orbit. Love affairs are powerful because they don't last - but anyone who has seen Call Me by Your Name will never forget it.

First Reformed (2018)

Director-writer Paul Schrader has long battled flesh and spirit (remember, this is the same strict Calvinist who wrote Taxi Driver). In his late-career masterpiece about a Dutch Reformed pastor (a brilliant Ethan Hawke) who experiences an existential crisis of faith triggered by eco-terrorism and love, he throws compassion into the mix as well. He brings vitality to this journey into the dark night of the soul at 71 years old. Schrader's most searching, intriguing, provocative film in years is more than a return to form.

45 Years (2015)

An old couple (Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling) celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary when a body is found frozen in the Alps decades after an accident. She turns out to have once been the husband's girlfriend; his wife, however, is the one who starts to fall apart. In Ramping's stunning turn, ice shelves of desolation crumble in the face of sensible Englishness as her life's partner becomes a stranger to her. The vivisection of a marriage in Andrew Haigh's drizzly, rural, hatchback-and-high-street ordinary is a vast epic of minute intimacy. Sometimes the fire in your heart is not love, but grief - and either way, smoke gets in your eyes. 

We Are the Best (2012)

The early '80s saw many misfits who were dissatisfied with their lives start punk bands as an outlet to express themselves. However, for bored Swedish middle schoolers Bobo (Mira Barkhammar) and Klara (Mira Grosin), it's just a pipe dream. When they meet fellow student/classical guitarist Hedvig (Liv LeMoyne), the idea of forming a female preteen power trio begins to make sense. Lukas Moodysson (Lilya 4-Ever) adapts his wife Coco's graphic novel to capture the joy of discovering your bliss in two chords and the truth. This is one pure, unadulterated blast of girl power that you don't want to miss.

Tangerine (2015)

'Sin-Dee Rella' (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) and 'Alexandra' (Mya Taylor) are best friends who work as transgender sex workers. The friends spend Christmas pursuing an ex-boyfriend who cheated on them. Sean Baker's comedy is an empathetic, raw, and ferociously funny work of cine-anthropology that could almost pass for a documentary. It was also infamous for being shot on an iPhone 5S. As a challenge to the next generation of filmmakers, it adds a vibrant, hyperreal aesthetic and DIY feel.

You Were Never Really Here (2017)

The revenge noir genre is turned into a bouquet of barbed wire by Lynne Ramsay. There's something irreplaceable about the glitchy score, the throbbing cinematography, and Joaquin Phoenix's schlubby angel of death rescuing a young girl and dealing revenge on a high-society pedophile ring. The real brilliance of this revenge movie lies in its rhythm. A set of already thin scenes is sushi knifed and sharpened until it resembles a torturer's weaponry. It is surprising to see that most films waste so much time in neutral after watching this brutal, brittle, balletic film.

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12 Famous Movies That Got Banned For Unbelievable Reasons

by Kaylen Summers

The rules of censorship are different in the different parts of the world. This means that many movies that are performing very well in one part of the world can end up getting banned on the other side of the world. Even the cult classics from the most popular director can get banned for the most unbelievable reasons. Here are some of the best movies from the list.

A Clockwork Orange - United Kingdom

There is no doubt that A Clockwork Orange is a remarkable dark fantasy from Stanley Kubrik, one of the most prominent directors from world cinema. The movie has some of the most gruesome ultra-violent scenes that pushed boundaries and during its UK release, there were rumors that the movie is banned by the censors. Believing the rumors, Kubrick decides to pull the movie back from screens. Meanwhile, some reports say that there were death threats for both the director and his family and that is the main reason why the movie remained off British screens till the director's demise in 1999.

The Wolf of Wall Street - Kenya

Martin Scorsese doesn't hold back in his heavy-hitting, controversial, and most entertaining tale from the 80s, The Wolf of Wall Street. The movie is so iconic and gave us one of the most brilliant performances from Leonardo Di Caprio. The movie is strictly adult content and portrays what money and power can do to the corruptible. However, what was not expected, was the movie to get banned in almost all the nations in Africa. There is no exact reason to justify the ban. But, we do know that it started in Kenya, and shockingly, the rest of Africa followed.

Sex and the City 2 - Vietnam

Western culture has always had its conflicts with the east and other conservative society of the world. This conflict mostly finds its battleground in the movies of Hollywood and the western themes that it project. For the Vietnamese, it was the popular sequel Sex and the City 2 that created a direct conflict with the cultural values of the nation and its people. One scene in the movie, taking place in Abu Dhabi, also was also controversial as it was deemed to be anti-Muslim by some nations.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno- Thailand

The movie may not be the most popular one when compared with other movies on the list. However, the proactive title did not strike well with the Thailand government. Even though the movie is actually a rather tame affair starring Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks, the Ministry of Culture in Thailand thought differently. It was the 2008s and the use of mobile phones was getting popular in the nation. The government department thought that the comedy movie can influence the teen and they will be copying the main plot to make adult movies of their own.

The Da Vinci Code- Solomon Islands

When Dan Brown's globe-trotting, best-selling thriller was decided to make into a movie, we were expecting outbursts from Christian religious groups. The movie's release was nothing short of what was expected. Even though it sparked controversies all over the world, the most damned was the then Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, Manasseh Sogavare. The minister believes that the film 'undermines the very roots of Christianity' and deserves to be outlawed from his homeland.

2012- North Korea

According to the Mayan calendar proclamation, 2012 is the year in which the world would come to an end. This popular claim was the inspiration for the movie 2021. However, what the filmmakers didn't know was that the former leader of North Korea, Kim Il Sung had his 100th birthday in the year and the North Korean government thought that a movie about the world ending can put their former leader in a bad light. So, they officially banned the movie.

Barney’s Great Adventure- Malaysia

How can anyone ban a movie with an adorable purple dinosaur who sings and dances with little kids?! Yes!! They banned everyone's favorite dinosaur. The government of Malaysia, however, found the kid’s character, his catchy tunes, and his infectious voice too offensive for the children to watch. Why?! Only they know.

Zoolander- Singapore

This Ben Stiller comedy had everything that a comedy movie ever wanted. What can possibly get this movie banned?! Apparently, the government of Singapore had spotted something that offended their people. In the movie, the simpleton male model is brainwashed to assassinate the Malaysian Prime Minister. Singapore, the neighboring nation, finds this offensive and banned the movie.

Shrek 2- Israel

You might be wondering how a movie like Shrek 2 ended up on the list of banned movies. In the Hebrew dubbed version of the movie, there was a specific joke that didn’t go well. The scene poked fun of the local singer David D’Or’s high singing voice and the artist decided to take legal action against the movie. Rather than censoring the scene, they banned the entire movie.

Funny Girl- Egypt

Funny Girl is a 1960s romantic musical comedy that has Egyptian Muslim lead Omar Sharif falling in love with Jewish actress Barbara Streisand. During the time of the movie's release, the actress was a vocal supporter of Israel and it was during this time the two countries were taking severe military actions against each other. Thus, Egypt decided to ban the movie to voice their disapproval.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End- China

Since China is the largest population in the world, getting movies to release in China is one of the biggest tasks Hollywood studios face now. Considering the fact that the Chinese government is too strong with their censorship rules and only a limited number of movies are allowed to get released in-country, studios are in an even tougher situation. In Pirates of the Caribbean, most of Chow Yun-Fat's screen time was trimmed down from the version shown in China. The actor played the role of a Singaporean pirate and the Chinese government came to the conclusion that the character put Chinese people in a bad light.

Fifty Shades of Grey- Cambodia

We all know that this movie had it coming. With its insane romance, explicit sex scenes, and use of violence during sex, the movie got heavily censored and trimmed down in almost all parts of the world. However in Cambodia, things were taken to much higher measures. The nation considered the sexual scenes to be too extreme for the Khmer society. Well, the entire movie is pretty much just that. What more reason do you need to get banned.

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8 Movies Perfect For Your Solo Movie Night

by Kaylen Summers

Planning on watching a movie tonight? Here are few of good cinema that you can watch on your sole movie night.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Although you've probably seen this movie 10,000 times by now, you'll never get tired of it. There's nothing better than Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey in a rom-com. Plus, we can never resist a movie about magazines. Benjamin is challenged my coworkers to seduce a woman. Meanwhile, Andie has to write an article about how to lose a man in 10 days. What will happen when these two meet?! Watch it to find out.


It is one of the most overlooked, but fascinating films of 2018, and now that it is available on home video, you get to watch it in the dark, by yourself, taking in every detail of the Shimmer and how it seeps into the characters' brains. Thematically and visually, Annihilation offers a wealth of texture. It's a meditation on guilt and trauma, a look at what it's like to grow as an individual, and a glimpse at what can happen when we finally find the transformation we so desperately desire. The film leaves some of the questions it poses ambiguous, so while it's fun to discuss theories after the movie is over, Annihilation is more of a story that rewards silent contemplation. A film like this begs you not only to watch it attentively, but also to sit with it in silence after the credits roll.

Lost in Translation

In addition to Bill Murray's magnificent performance, and Scarlett Johansson's exceptional performance, Lost in Translation earned Sofia Coppola only the third Best Director nomination awarded to a woman in Oscar history, demonstrating her ability to escape her famous father's long shadow. This is a movie that requires quiet concentration. You won't lose sight of the story if you see Lost in Translation in a group—there isn't much plot—but the self-reflection the film generates may be lost in the midst of a group. As Johansson's character discovers in that unforgettable final scene, some secrets can only be discovered if you lean in close enough to hear a whisper.

Children of Men

Children of Men is not just one of the best science fiction films of the 21st century, it's one of the best films of this century as a whole. Despite its dense, taut, cerebral depiction of a world in which all human reproduction has ceased, Alfonso Cauron's film is certainly worth watching, but it may have additional meaning if you watch it alone. It's a film about the decline of humanity, so loneliness and futility are themes worth considering, but it's also a film with meaning in every frame. In addition to Cuaron's visual style and the brilliant performances of the impeccable cast, the film is deeply symbolic. Watching it alone gives you the advantage of picking up on as much of that as possible. Also, the gorgeous long takes, no matter how emotionally wrenching, just beg for uninterrupted watching.

The Other Side of the Wind

Orson Welles' final film was finally completed and released on Netflix in 2018, nearly five decades after he started working on it. For years, The Other Side of the Wind has been a fabled piece of cinema history, a kind of cinephile Holy Grail that many film lovers have been eagerly awaiting. The film is finally here, and it can be watched in the comfort of your own home, so chances are good that many fans will treat it as a sacred moment to be savored without distraction. There's no denying that this movie's brilliant mockumentary style makes it worth watching alone. Films like this are breathless and constantly moving, with characters appearing and disappearing in an instant. The audience is spoon-fed very little information, and Welles' attempt to make a challenging work of cinema that broke all the conventions of the time is still very captivating, even if it looks a bit conventional to modern eyes.

All is Lost

In JC Chandor's All Is Lost, a hit 2013 drama about a sailor who endures a litany of increasingly dangerous mishaps during a solo voyage, Redford's ability to captivate audiences is evident in every scene. The experience of watching this film alone is transformative. Only one character speaks, making sounds that ordinarily might not be noticed–like thunder–all the more intriguing. A movie with little to no dialogue, with most of the sound coming from the main character shuffling around, becomes a more immersive experience due to the inclusion of what would normally be an ordinary background detail. The roaring storm and the sextant, both crucial details in All Is Lost, require the audience's full attention.


Alfonso Cuarón's hit 2013 space drama Gravity, which stars Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone and George Clooney as Lt. Matt Kowalski, packed theaters for weeks, but to fully make its point, it needs to be seen alone. In addition, the filmmakers successfully project Stone's panic onto the audience after she is marooned in space. Astronaut Sherwood Spring recalled a time from his own career when watching the film and relating to her fears. Being in Dr. Stone's position requires watching the film alone since fear is alleviated in a group setting. Whether or not there is sound in space is open to debate, but Cuarón's composition of Gravity's soundtrack is a second reason to watch it alone - and at high volume. The skillful use of sound amplifies the intensity of the film. It is even the crescendo in the score that allows audiences to feel the emotional weight of Bullock's character's struggle to survive on Earth. One sound, one second of distraction can ruin the experience.

The Shawshank Redemption

Do you remember the times you turned on the TV and just couldn't stop watching a movie, regardless of how long it had already been on? It may not be one of your favorite movies, or even one you usually choose to watch, but once you're pulled in, you can't escape. For many people, that's The Shawshank Redemption. The Frank Darabont-directed film did not do well at the box office, but it has since been recognized as one of the greatest films of all time. The Shawshank Redemption has the power to change your life. (At least that's what people keep telling Morgan Freeman.) When you're in the middle of it, you don't want any distractions -- and if you don't want to cry in front of people, you don't want to watch it with them.

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13 Best Netflix Thrillers That Will Get Your Heart Racing

by Kaylen Summers

One of the most exciting genres of storytelling to distract you from the real world is the thriller genre. It is the ultimate excitement of the cinematic kind. Fear, action, mystery, and more plot make these movies a true cinematic experience. Popular streaming platform Netflix has some of the most exciting thrillers that can get your heart pounding hard. Here are a few do the best ones from their titles.

Shutter Island

When it comes to mystery thrillers, nothing can top the Martin Scorsese classic- Shutter Island. With Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo in the lead roles, this psychological thriller is the perfect movie to start our list. The plot of the movie revolves around two agents who are visiting a mental asylum on an abandoned island. Their goal is to investigate a missing case that happened recently. However, this gets a lot darker than they bargained for and nothing is what it seems to be. This is one movie that you can thriller you can rewatch many times- even if you already know the ending. It is a masterpiece.

The Woman in the Window

The latest addition to Netflix's thriller catalog is the new movie The Woman in the Window. Based on a book of the same name, the psychological thriller has Amy Adams in the lead role. Her character is trying to navigate through the fallout of witnessing a murder. However, she is not sure about the things that are happening around her, and that the murder that happened was actually something real or just her mind playing games with her.

Double Jeopardy

If you are a fan of the late 90's era thrillers, then this one is the right pick for a nostalgia ride. With Ashley Judd and Tommy Lee Jones playing the main characters, the movie is about a women who is framed for her husband's murder. She is forced to serve her time and after being released from the prison, she decides to set off and uncover the truth. It turns out that her husband is not dead. What will happen if she kills him now? You can't put her in jail because she killed the same person twice, right?!

Quantum of Solace

When it comes to spy thrillers you definitely know who the king is. It's none other than James Bond 007. The character and the franchise have been thrilling us consistently for many generations, and the Craig era of Bond movies has shown us that the movies can adapt to suit the modern audience as well. Quantum of Solace may not be the best movie to come out from this era, however, it surely can keep us thrilled and entertained.

Uncut Gems

Adam Sandler is known for his fun, happy, family movies. We would have never placed him in an edge-of-the-seat thriller if it was not for the movie Uncut Gems. The movie is remarkable as a terrifying thriller and makes you feel like it could actually happen in real life. Playing the character of Howard Ratner, Adam Sandler dominates in his performance. Ratner is a jeweler who makes a big bet that can help to have a better financially secure life or no life at all. Anything can happen, when you are gambling with life.

See You Yesterday

This is one hidden gem that you might have missed. Produced by renowned filmmaker Spike Lee, See You Yesterday is a time travel thriller. The plot of the movie revolves around two science prodigies who are working on solving the puzzle of time travel. When one of their brothers gets murdered by an officer, their need for time travel becomes more relevant than before.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Winning the best screenplay at the Cannes, this psychological thriller from acclaimed director Yorgos Lanthinmos stars Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman in the lead roles. The actors play a married couple who invites an orphaned boy into their family. However, it kick starts a spiral of events that puts their family at risk and their relationship from falling apart.

93 Days

There is nothing more nail-biting and terrifying than the outbreak of a new disease. 93 days is a thriller that revolves around the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Nigeria. Based on real-life events, the movie takes us from the day an infected person arrives from Lagos to the Nigerian government's response that ultimately saved the lives of many lives.

Bad Genius

Looking for some international thrillers?! Then you picked the right one. This 2017 heist film has a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes and is a must-watch for all out there. The plot revolves around a group of highly skilled students who cook up a college entrance exam scam that leads to greater stakes as it becomes more and more successful. The heist thriller is critically acclaimed worldwide and deserves a watch party with your movie buff friends.

Gerald's Game

Few adaptations of Stephen King's novels have succeeded in outdoing their source material. Directed by Mike Flanagan (the genius behind Doctor Sleep and The Haunting of Hill House), Gerald's Game is among the top 10 Stephen King adaptations. It's the story of a woman whose husband has a heart attack and dies suddenly, leaving her confined to bed with no way out.


A family goes on a road trip for Thanksgiving in this Netflix psychological thriller. When Ray's daughter suffers an injury, he and his wife use the nearest emergency room and waited till they undergo a CT scan. But the two disappear, and Ray becomes convinced that something is going on at the hospital. 


In this underappreciated noir-thriller from 2014, Jake Gyllenhaal plays a small-time criminal hired to film gruesome crimes and accidents for a television station. Directed by Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler tells a tragic tale about consumers' appetite for consumer goods and unethical journalism.

I Care a Lot

I Care a Lot is a thriller starring Rosamund Pike as a legal caregiver who manipulates the judicial system to scam elderly people out of everything they own. She's having a good time until she catches someone with ties that bind a little tighter than she's used to. The movie lands somewhere between terrifying and hilarious. You'll be asked if you're more comfortable with human trafficking or elder abuse, which is really a no-win situation. Yet, it is so damn good.

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Feel-Good Movies That Will Make You Happy

by Kaylen Summers

Sometimes life can seem pretty grim and hopeless. Here are some movies that will make you feel better about life.

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption is a masterclass in cinema's unparalleled ability to provide a satisfying payoff after two hours of emotional agony. The story is adapted from a Stephen King novella and follows Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), an innocent man who is convicted of a heinous crime, which lands him in Shawshank State Penitentiary. Dufresne suffers abuses of all kinds in this prison; some from authority figures, such as the warden, others from his fellow inmates. Despite his suffering, Dufresne never loses the will to fight, despite the pain. Andy fights for what he believes in, including his fellow inmates' human rights, their right to education, and his own right to freedom, during all of his trials. This unshakeable determination and willpower enabled Dufresne to devise a long-con plan to break out of jail and eventually escape to freedom. The rewards of life are seen in this success. We are reminded that whatever demons we face today could be dwarfed by our chances of achieving our goals one day in the future, and the more we struggle now, the more we'll be rewarded in the future.

Groundhog Day

It can be devastating to make the same mistakes time and again. Groundhog Day explores that feeling of monotonous failure in an entirely feel-good way. The film follows weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) as he relives the titular day over and over again. There are many emotions and arcs depicted in the story that accompanies someone trapped in a never-ending cycle of daily disappointment: frustration, boredom, agony, and finally depression. In Groundhog Day, Phil tries to commit suicide a number of times due to the frustration of reliving the same frustrating day over and over again. Ultimately, Phil realizes that he can't run from his problems, so he decides to face them instead. As he stops focusing on his problems, he begins improving himself. He finds true love, acquires a wealth of new skills, inspires those around him, and breaks the curse - all because he didn't let life's cyclical hopelessness keep him down. It's a great movie to laugh at and learn from if you're stuck in a rut.

The Sound of Music

It is truly inspiring to see an incompetent nun become an incredible nanny and stepmother in The Sound of Music. Maria, the film's protagonist, leaves the convent to become Captain von Trapp's nanny in 1938 Austria. As her bond with the family deepens, she discovers her ability to positively impact not only the lives of von Trapp's children but also the emotionally distant Captain. Maria realizes she does not need to confirm - she can be herself and shape those around her into better people. The film's central message is this: you don't have to change the world around you, you can change the world by changing yourself. Maria embodies these qualities in the movie, which leads to the von Trapp family becoming more loving, empathetic, and joyful. The Sound of Music is a great watch for whenever you need something to make you feel better about life and remind you that life has a purpose for you, exactly as you are.


The movie Up is designed to combat insular, self-absorbed depression. Carl suffers from this disease at the beginning of the movie. Carl, who lost the love of his life before he could afford to go on an adventure together, resigns himself to a sad existence as an angry old hermit. This changes, however, when a young boy scout and a million balloons become attached to Carl's home, turning it into a makeshift airship with an uninvited occupant. A trip into the skies results in Carl and the boy floating off on an impromptu adventure that teaches both of them a valuable lesson about living life to the fullest. Up may not be Pixar's greatest or deepest work, but its first ten minutes have some of the most heartbreaking moments in film history and may cause you to pause the movie and call your loved ones just to tell them how much you care. Watch that part of the movie if you need a reminder about life's meaning, then watch the rest to get a renewed sense of excitement for life's endless possibilities, and maybe even get inspired to plan a surprise journey.


Cancer is a serious subject, regardless of context, as it negatively affects everyone it touches. The movie explores that negative stigma and applies a humorous, upbeat slant to a consistently dour subject - and it succeeds, mostly. Cancer isn't so much the villain as it is the catalyst for main character Adam Lerner (Joseph Gordon Levitt) to gain some self-respect and get his life in order. Thus, 50/50 is less a drama about Adam's illness than it is a story about taking charge of one's life and using every obstacle as a stepping stone to a better tomorrow. Adam learns that his girlfriend has been cheating on him shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. If cancer had not threatened to take his life at any moment, he might have tolerated it. Thanks to his condition, he realizes the value of every moment, realizes he can't waste them with bad company, and promptly breaks up with her. The moral of 50/50 is: adversity isn't a roadblock, it's an opportunity to reflect and grow. Life only gets better as you overcome obstacles.


If you want to turn a frown upside down, there's nothing quite as effective as a wholesome, family-friendly adventure story about a marmalade-obsessed anthropomorphic bear. In this sense, Paddington does everything to brighten the mood and encourage optimism: it demonstrates a loving family that looks after Paddington and is willing to help him no matter what, it teaches valuable lessons in trust, and it shows how kindness can make a difference. In the movie, Paddington has to become a member of English society, earn a place within his adopted family, and evade a deranged taxidermist. The fact that Paddington is kind almost knocks out the first two birds (though that's not something he'd ever do). As for the taxidermist, Paddington's new family does everything in their power to get him out of harm's way, using every resource at their disposal. Despite life's challenges, as long as we keep our heads up and maintain a loving heart, no challenge is insurmountable. In addition, Paddington reminds us to ask for help when we need it - after all, life is a lot more fun and manageable with loved ones by our side.

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13 Netflix Titles That Will Cure Your Home Sickness

by Kaylen Summers

Feeling homesick? Here are some wonderful content of Netflix that you can watch to feel more cheerful.

Always Be My Maybe

Playful and upbeat, this Netflix Original follows childhood sweethearts as they reconnect in adulthood. Teenage sweethearts have a falling out and don't speak for 15 years, only reconnecting as adults when Sasha runs into Marcus in San Francisco. The old sparks are still there, but the couple lives in different worlds. Enjoy the hilarious comedy, stay for the Keanu Reeves cameo, and leave the movie with a smile on your face, despite your cold.


Watch this documentary series if you need some motivation to get through your illness. The series follows an acclaimed cheerleading squad at a small-town college in Texas, and throughout all six episodes, you'll cheer, cry, and gasp along with the cheerleaders.

The Good Place

Watching a show called The Good Place is hard not to feel happy. It's true that this critically acclaimed series is about what happens after death, but it's also upbeat, playful, and thoughtful. Its three seasons are currently available on Netflix, so you'll be entertained even if you're out of commission for a few days.


The spontaneous breaking-into song of a musical requires a certain suspension of disbelief, which is easier to achieve when you're sick. Music lovers already know this, of course. A remake of the '80s film stars John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Zac Efron and is full of classic songs that'll have you humming along, even if you can't breathe.

The Incredibles 2

The Incredibles 2 is sure to please fans of the original movie. The movie is filled with warm-hearted superheroes, playful gags, and affectionate family dynamics, and its uplifting conclusion will leave you smiling. What could be a better way to spend your sick day?

Miss Americana

The Swifties probably watched this Taylor Swift documentary before (a few times), but even those who aren't huge fans will enjoy this peek into the singer-songwriter's life. It's funny, entertaining, and educational--a great option for mellow viewing.

Set It Up

Playful rom-com about two low-level office workers who set up their bosses so they can have more free time. Inevitably, funny antics ensue, but the predictability (and energetic humor) of the film are perfect when you're feeling tired.

Schitt’s Creek

Watch this popular series on your sick day if you believe laughter is the best medicine. You're sure to laugh at every episode (even if you've seen them all before), and the antagonistic but affectionate dynamics in the family at the heart of the show will leave you feeling warm (regardless of your temperature).

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

The animated superhero flick received rave reviews when it premiered and offers solid action without being too jarring for your sick day (or if the kids are home with you). It's a standard origin story for a new generation's Spider-Man, and it'll leave you feeling ready to take on the world once you're better.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

This Netflix comedy series is insane, sweet, and completely hilarious, so it makes a great sick day pick. The episodes you see will put a smile on your face and lift your mood (it's nearly impossible to be down with star Ellie Kemper on screen), and if you do fall asleep, no worries.

Valentine’s Day

It's a vignette-style romantic comedy that's fun to watch while you're relaxing on your bed. Yes, there are tensions and mysteries, but they won't disturb your rest, and the overall vibe--it's about Valentine's Day, the most loving day of the year--will leave you feeling warm inside.

The Politician

Those looking for low-level drama (with gorgeous production values) might find this suitable for a sick day. In The Politician, Gwyneth Paltrow (among other excellent actors) plays a high school student running for class president, with unexpected (and hilarious) consequences.

Parks and Recreation

If you're looking for something heartfelt instead of goofy (although this beloved series is plenty goofy), Parks and Rec is a great choice for what to watch on Netflix while you're home sick. The show offers hours of entertainment, and the genuine heart at its core will keep you warm, just like your sick-day blanket.

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Best Movies On Hulu To Watch Tonight

by Kaylen Summers

Even though Hulu had some rough patches initially, it is quietly becoming one of the top streaming players in the past few years. The streaming service has some of the best quality TV shows and movies to offer. Here are a few of the best movies that are currently available on Hulu.

They Came Together

From the first look, They Came Together may feel like a sweet romcom. However, it is more of an absurdist take of the romantic comedy genre. Don't confuse it for a parody. The movie does have a storyline similar to any other romantic comedy. But, t does not shy away from making fun of the various tropes that make up those types of films. Starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler in the lead roles, the movie is directed by David Wain and penned by him and Michael Showalter.

Big Fish

Tim Burton is known for his whimsical and fantastically dark movies. Even though each of his movies is unique and memorable, it was 2003's big Fish that really caught everyone's attention. The movie is about a dying man telling his son, his life story. Burton made the movie in the immediate wake of his father's death. This adds emotional heft to the movie that resonates with the audience very well. In a series of flashbacks, it is shown that the father in the movie goes on a series of fantastical adventures. What out for the ending though. It is a real tear-jerker.

The Adventures of Tintin

When it comes to trying out new technology in cinema, Steven Spielberg is the man. In 2011, he introduced the first motion-captured animated film The Adventures of Tintin. The comic-book adaptation of the beloved character went on to become the first non-Pixar movie to win the Golden Globe award for Best Animated Feature Film. The movie is super fun to watch and you will be amazed to see how much detailing they have done for this movie's animation.

You’re Next

You might know filmmaker Adam Wingard as the director of the recent movie Godzilla vs Kong. Before he started making titans fight each other, the director made a thrilling home invasion movie. A young woman goes to meet her boyfriend's family at their family's vacation home. However, things take a sweeping turn when a bunch of masked attackers infiltrated the house. If you are a fan of horror action thrillers then this is your pick.

Young Adult

Young Adult is a comedy-drama that has Charlize Theron playing the role of a divorced, alcoholic ghostwriter for a series of young adult novels. She goes back to her hometown and gets back into a relationship with her high school boyfriend. The only problem is that he is married now. What makes Young Adult special is the awesome blend of cringeworthy comedy and heartbreaking drama. Just to be fair, keep in mind that the movie is not for everyone. But, if you find the movie to be entertaining, then it is going to be an awesome treat.

Palm Springs

Palm Springs is one of the best latest addition to the Hulu original movie category. Why?! Well, the truth is, the less you know about it the better the movie will be. Just go and watch this romantic comedy without even the faintest idea about the plot. Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti play the role of two individuals who want to escape from their existence and end up stuck together in what seems like forever. The movie is sharp, sweet, and extremely funny in many ways. It will be one of the most thoughtful flicks you will see in recent years.

Sorry to Bother You

Written and directed by Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You is about a young black man who becomes a wiz at telemarketing when he puts on a 'white voice'. With too much success coming his way, he starts to compromise on his basic values. The ones that made him who he really is. This movie is strong in its satire on race, art, masculinity, and capitalism. However, it does not forgets to be hilarious and even complete bonkers from time to time.


Crawl is undoubtedly the most surprising hit of all the movies on this list. The plot of the movie is about a college athlete swimmer named Haley, who comes to check on his estranged father when there is a Category 5 hurricane going on. She finds her father unconscious and tries to rescue him. But, little did she know that there are hungry gators surrounding them. The movie is thrill-packed, with a lot of tense and fun moments. The masterful compositions and direction from Alexandre Aja make this movie a unique viewing experience.

Galaxy Quest

Released in 1999, Galaxy Quest is undoubtfully a brilliant comedy and one worth rewatching. A group of washed-up actors from a decade-old, Star Trek-like TV show is living on their past glory days. They are abducted by aliens who believe that the old TV episodes are actually 'historical documents' and actors are real space heroes. They want these 'galactic warriors' to help them save their planet from a villainous threat. Filled with chaos and comedy, the movie is really good for a fun-filled movie time.

Something’s Gotta Give

Movies by Nancy Meyers are meant to make us feel good. They are sweet and nice. Written and directed by Meyers, Something's Gotta Give is just that. The romantic comedy follows a successful playwright who has to look after her daughter's much older boyfriend after he suffers a heart attack. Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson play the lead characters who eventually end up attracted to each other. If you are looking for a feel-good movie, then this one will be a good pick for you.


Nomadland is one of the biggest gems you will find in Hulu. The movie went on to become the 2020 Best Picture winner at the Oscars. After the great recession in America, many have lost their homes and life's savings. Fern is one among those people who take up the life of a nomad, living in a van and moving across the American West. The movie never romanticizes Fern's circumstances and does not glorify the American-dream propaganda. The great element of story-telling in this movie is that it is true to its central theme. Add that to Zhao's brilliant direction and McDormand's brilliant performance, and you will have a remarkable movie.

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Best TV Shows To Stream On Prime Video

by Kaylen Summers

Let's admit it. Amazon's search function is the worst. And sometimes it makes it difficult to find good movies and (especially) shows to watch. Here are some of the best TV shows that are available on Prime Video.


Rosa Salazar and Bob Odenkirk star in this odd tale of a troubled young woman named Alma who is struggling with her sister, mother, and boyfriend-and then her dead father starts appearing to her with a request to master time travel. In a film starring actors and then beautifully rotoscoped for an air of surrealism, Undone will take you on a wild ride.


The mature-audiences comic by Robert Kirkman is brought to (animated) life in this engrossing series. As a newly-minted superhero, Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun) must cope with his abilities and the secrets of his father, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons). Just go a watch the first episode. You will either be horrified or hooked.


The show revolves around a 16-year-old Boston native (Mark McKenna) with a code of conduct based on Conan the Barbarian, who hurls punches (or rocks) at anyone who offends him. In an effort to retrieve his gas-guzzling inheritance, Wayne discovers that his recently deceased father had a classic car unjustly seized by his estranged mother, her new husband, and their delinquent children. Deb (Ciara Bravo), a streetwise teen with her own family struggles, joins the ride. Wayne creator Shawn Simmons takes cues from a variety of sources, including the Coen Brothers and John Hughes, which results in a winning formula of teen angst and color. A second season may depend largely on people discovering the first.

The Boys

No matter how much you've seen of superheroes and superhero meta-analysis, you won't want to miss The Boys. Eric Kripke's adaptation of Garth Ennis' comics imagines a world in which heroes are corporate tools, social media icons, and morally bankrupt. Homelander (think of an ethically destitute Avengers) leads the vaunted Seven, played with red-eyed menace by Antony Starr. The full scope of the hero industrial complex is revealed when mortal Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) targets Homelander.


The story centers on a downtrodden Londoner with a sister who is too perfect, a stepmother who intends to be wicked (Olivia Colman from The Crown), and an emotional crisis that demands hedonism in order to cope. Waller-Bridge interrupts the action to address the viewer directly, offering a biting running commentary on her own complicated state of affairs, including her crush on a priest (Andrew Scott).

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

A critically acclaimed and highly praised Amazon series, this dramedy stars Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam "Midge" Maisel, a 1950's housewife who takes the bold (for the decade) step of becoming a standup comedian. The show, which captures New York's burgeoning feminism in the 1970s, vibrates with energy, as does Brosnahan. Don Draper would have a hard time getting a word in with Midge.


The series stars David E. Kelley (The Practice), who portrays a downtrodden attorney (Billy Bob Thornton) who brushes up against his former law firm while trying to solve an accidental death case that turns into a sprawling conspiracy. Bill Thornton won a Golden Globe for his performance; William Hurt should have won something for his portrayal as the diabolical firm co-founder who keeps pulling Thornton's strings from afar. In seasons two and three, Dennis Quaid co-stars as evil California farmer Wade Blackwood. The fourth and final season is expected.


In this half-hour series, the less you know, the better. Don't let anyone tell you anything other than that Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph portray a couple in a troubled marriage. There is a lot more you have to discover on your own.


An acclimatization facility that helps soldiers transition to civilian life is the setting of this critically acclaimed drama starring Julia Roberts. An investigation reveals some startling truths about the program years later. It is Janelle Monáe who headlines season 2, which pushes the story forward.


As the eponymous homicide detective in the Michael Connelly novels, Titus Welliver explores the seedy side of Los Angeles in an Amazon adaptation. Bosch succeeds as a police procedural in the Dragnet mold without frills or explosions. Despite the seventh and final season just premiering, it won't be the end. A Bosch spinoff that stars Welliver, Mimi Rogers, and Madison Lintz will air on IMDb TV, which is available on Amazon Prime and other streaming services for free. The filming of this project will begin later this year.

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Great Gangster Movies Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Before superheroes took over the movie screens, there was the gangster, thrilling us with their deadly charm. If you are looking for a good gangster movie to watch, then here are a few of the best ones.

White Heat (1949)

In the early days of Hollywood talkies, James Cagney served as a tough guy whose criminal exploits audiences could adore - at least until the Production Code imposed strict guidelines that prevented people from following his example. Arthur "Cody" Jarrett, a psychotic hoodlum who becomes increasingly fixated on his mother, makes his comeback with Warner Bros. Cagney’s famous dialogue from the film, “Made it, Ma! Top of the world!”, became instant popularity. This theme was repeated throughout film history, especially in Ernest Dickerson's film Juice, where the actor's unforgettable appeal lent a glory to the doomed crook, even after he was brutally killed by police.

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

The story of Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) is a step toward a more open depiction of sex and violence, which the Production Code prohibited, and which this film's enormous success allowed later. A sad and mesmerizing duo, Beatty and Dunaway embark on an adventurous journey in pursuit of the doomed dream, which brings along Clyde's reckless brother (Gene Hackman), his disapproving spouse (Estelle Parsons), and an impressionable child. Penn's film tells the story of these two outlaws in a genre dominated by mythmaking.

Get Carter (1971)

Michael Caine often appeared in the jazziest, most violent expressions of British crime in the late 1960s and '70s. Caine plays Jack Carter, a London gangster who travels home to discover that his brother was murdered - and decides to take revenge. When he worked with director Mike Hodges (who later directed the excellent Croupier with Clive Owen), Caine attempted to deliver a harder, gritty portrayal of criminal behavior than previous films like The Italian Job, even drawing on real-life acquaintances with underworld figures. In addition, Hodges's use of bystanders as extras and a cinematographer with experience in documentary film further demystifies and grounds the action in this frequently brutal, amoral story.

Battles Without Honor And Humanity (1973)

Technically, Battles Without Honor and Humanity is not one film, but five directed by Kinji Fukasaku in less than two years. During the post-WWII Hiroshima era, the warrior codes evolved from sword fighting to gunfights. Fukasaku's storytelling is inspired by nonfiction magazine articles, which use narration, newsreels, and other techniques to lend his stories a vivid sense of authenticity. The series' violent landscapes explore much more than a single gangster's journey through a brutal criminal society, exploring the hierarchies, power plays and the bodies left behind by the Yakuza's march for dominance-and perhaps self-destruction-at any cost.

The Godfather (1972)

No film has become more synonymous with organized crime - and indeed, the mob - than Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of Mario Puzo's story about the fictional Corleone family. A complex portrayal of a family hierarchy in which some members eagerly join the "family business" and others struggle against it cemented Coppola's own career as well as those of Al Pacino, John Cazale, and others. The Godfather was responsible for an entire legacy of gangster films, perhaps fittingly, as it is so much about inherited, defined, and forged legacy - not to mention some of the best writing, acting, and directing that cinema has ever seen.

The Long Good Friday (1980)

This British film about Harry Shand (an electrifying Bob Hoskins) and his imploding aspirations to become a businessman explores the idea of "going legit" in a way few films do. Harry first must solve an intriguing mystery-who is responsible for the murders disrupting his life? -as director John Mackenzie captures the energy of late 1970s London and the many issues that dominated the social landscape of the era. The relationship between his mission and the IRA suddenly reaches a climax, holding the fate of his authority in the balance in the process.

Once Up On A Time In America (1984)

In order to focus on his own crime saga, which he delivered 12 years later as his final film, Sergio Leone declined the opportunity to direct The Godfather. Years after its initial release, Once Upon a Time in America struggled to find its audience, but the almost-four hour-long version brought its transcendent virtues into sharp focus. De Niro plays Noodles, a street kid who grows up to become a powerful gangster, only for his criminal past to haunt him forever - including keeping him from the life and love he craves. With the accompaniment of Morricone's tack-piano score, Leone offers an operatic character study that encapsulates the success of lifelong dreams-and, for some, their inescapable cost-of a man left penniless and alone.

The Untouchables (1987)

In a different mode than his cocaine-fueled Scarface, Brian De Palma had the good guys take on one of the most notorious real-life gangsters of all time: Al Capone, portrayed with simmering menace by Robert De Niro. He showcases his effortless craftsmanship in his homages to classic cinema, such as in the Battleship Potemkin-riffing train station shootout. What gives this film its lasting power is the battle of wills between Al Capone, his ruthless henchmen, and Eliot Ness's fearless police.

Goodfellas (1990)

In the Godfather films, Coppola attempted to examine the criminality of the Corleone family through a historical and socioeconomic lens entwined with the origins of America. Meanwhile, Martin Scorsese's mob masterpiece followed the hard-won rise of a young lieutenant in a world that didn't recognize his success, which is also why it couldn't stop him sooner. Henry Hill is portrayed in thrilling detail by Ray Liotta, from the peaks and valleys of living outside the law to the wild affluence of his life. As Scorsese's direction propels the film, a powerful question is raised about what's worse: being a criminal or getting caught.

King of New York (1990)

It is hard to find a director who captures the seedy side of New York better than Martin Scorsese, but Abel Ferrara comes pretty close. Chris Walken plays Frank Black, a ruthless crime lord released from prison who launches a ruthless campaign against his competition while keeping the cops on their toes. An ensemble cast of aspiring stars fills out the roles, but it's Walken's pure unpredictability that elevates his performance to classic status, balancing irresistible charisma with an ice-cold sociopathy that leaves audiences on the edge of their seats.

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12 Awesome Time-Travel Movies That Will Blow Your Mind.

by Kaylen Summers

One genre of movies that never fail to bore us. In every era time-travel movies has surprised us with even more mind blowing tales. Here are some of the best movies that has kept us thinking even after the credits have ended.

The Lake House (2006)

A bizarre time-travel gimmick makes this romance stand out. Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves exchange letters via a mailbox at a rental house, though she is writing and reading them exactly two years later than he is. If you think about it too hard, a lot of time-travel movies don't make sense; this is complicated. But still all is fair in a rom-com.

Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

Francis Ford Coppola's movie, called a rehash of Back to the Future, is actually a small gem, rueful and thoughtful. Katherine Turner is transported back to her senior year in high school, 1960. As she tries to figure out how her choices as a teenager helped form her future identity, she hopes "She Loves You" will become a hit before Lennon and McCartney finish their song.

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

There are many other goofy time-machine movies, from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court to Mr. Peabody & Sherman, but none of them have the brilliant slack-jawed performances provided by Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves. Two teens in SoCal try to locate famous figures of Western civilization so they won't fail history and their band, the Wyld Stallyns, can stay together and build a future utopia through music. The most inspirational moment is when Ted (Reeves) quotes Kansas: "All we are is dust in the wind, dude."

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

The movie stars Mark Duplass as a grocery clerk who invents a time machine and puts a classified ad looking for someone to travel back in time with him; Aubrey Plaza appears as a magazine intern assigned to investigate the ad. Can you guess who forges a connection between two unlikely parties? As time travel becomes more and more popular, people fantasize about living their lives over again, only better. Besides Duplass and Plaza's superb performances, what makes the film work is that it's unclear until the end whether they are indulging that fantasy or whether his time machine actually works.

Time Bandits (1981)

This fantastically inventive time-travel adventure stars a young boy, six dwarfs, and a map of the universe that they are using to steal everything they can. Sean Connery as Agamemnon and John Cleese as a daffily aristocratic Robin Hood is the best cameos. Richardson became so absorbed in the role that he rejected some of his dialogue, telling Gilliam, "God wouldn't say that."

Run Lola Run (1998)

Lola (Franka Potente) gets a phone call from her boyfriend: He has lost a bag containing 100,000 Deutschmarks, and his criminal boss will kill him if he doesn't find it or replace it within 20 minutes. Lola runs through Berlin dodging bicyclists and causing car accidents, provoking flash-forward sequences of the fate of various pedestrians, trying to find a way out. When she fails, the 20-minute time loop starts again - it seems to be powered by love and the absence of cash.

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

Time-travel movies have never been so entertaining. During a ski trip at a ski resort, John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke travel back to the '80s, when hair was big, outerwear was neon, and Poison was a big band. Best scene: Robinson weeping because he feels bad about cheating on his wife, though she is only nine years old in 1986 and he feels guilty about his action. (The movie sidesteps the fact that Cusack was a much bigger star at the time).

Groundhog Day (1993)

Obviously, time travel doesn't have to span hundreds of years to be a significant plot point in a movie: it can happen within minutes or hours. According to the rules set by the filmmakers, characters can be caught in a loop, spawn alternate universes, or even kill their grandfathers. Despite being limited to one day, Bill Murray's comedy plays into one of its most fundamental themes: the idea that if we could live our lives over, we would do it better. That fantasy, however, could be subverted by the lesson that you can start over now.

Primer (2004)

This film is a graduate-level time-travel movie, full of confusion, technical jargon, and duplicate versions of characters attempting to outwit each other. Yet it is also a fascinating mind-bender, and as soon as you're done watching it, you want to see it again to see if it actually makes sense. Shane Carruth's debut is one of the best movies ever about a tech start-up: When some engineer friends make a working time machine, the ethical consequences are bypassed for financial gain.

Back to the Future (1985)

When Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) accidentally stops his parents from getting together in 1955, his mother transfers her affection to him instead. Fox does not have to pluck out his eyes - instead, he works to make his parents fall in love so he can be born. The movie makes a subtle joke about a shopping center called Twin Pines Mall changing its name to Lone Pine Mall in 1985.

La Jetée (1962)

This 28-minute film, told through a montage of black-and-white still photographs and narrated in French, is about a man sent back in time to avert apocalyptic war. He becomes entangled in the silken cords of time travel when he remembers how beautiful a woman was and how a man died in his childhood. Despite this novella of a movie being pretty perfect, Hollywood still made a big-budget feature-length version: 12 Monkeys (1995), directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt.

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

Aubrey Plaza plays the magazine intern who shows up on a job assignment to investigate the classified ad placed by Mark Duplass advertising a time machine to travel through time with him. Time travel is an enduring fantasy explored in this indie film: you get to live your life again, but better. Besides Duplass and Plaza's superb performances, what makes the film work is that it's unclear until the end whether they are indulging that fantasy or whether his time machine actually works.

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Best Horror Movies To Watch On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Horror movies can be scary. Yet, we love watching these movies. If you are in the mood for some good horror movies to watch, Netflix has some of the best ones. Here are a few of them.

Bride of Chucky

Just when you thought that three Child Play movies were enough, the minds behind the creepy Chucky doll are back with another spin-off character that could push the franchise further into some scarier territory. The late-90s horror-comedy tells the story of Chunky and his demonic lover, Tiffany, on the road looking for new bodies to possess. The movie does have some oddly creepy scenes, including one in which the two killer dolls have sensual sex. However, if you okay with all that and a fan of the Chucky movies, then this is a must-watch movie.


Remember The Blair Witch Project? The movie revolutionized the horror genre with its found-footage style making. Unfriended takes the sub-genre to the digital era. Known as the 'screenlife'  filmmaking approach, the whole movie is told from the perspective of computers, tablets, and smartphone screens. After the suicide of a classmate due to online bullying, a bunch of teenagers is taken out one by one during an online video call.

In the Tall Grass

When it comes to telling horror stories, no one is better than Stephen King. Together with his son Joe Hill, he wrote the novelette In the Tall Grass which got adapted by Netflix into a movie of the same name. The story revolves around a vast field of tall grass. People who pass by hears voices calling for help and if they enter the field to help them, they will be lost in the haunting tall grass.

Bird Box

Bird Box is one of the biggest horror hits from Netflix. Starring Sandra Bullock in the lead role, the movie is thematically on par with popular movies like A Quiet Place and Hush. In a post-apocalyptic world, everyone needs to be blindfolded to escape a deadly entity. Do otherwise and you will end up mad and ultimately dead. Bullock's character is a mother-to-be who has to take care of two young children in this post-apocalyptic world. The movie has some terrific scare waiting for you and Bullock's performance adds to it.


Cargo takes the worn-out post-apocalyptic zombie genre and gives a fresh and exciting perspective to it. Starring Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter, the tightly focused thriller is about a father trying to get his daughter to safety on a zombie apocalypse. He does not have that much time as he is also infected by the deadly virus. The movie is a relief for the genre and delivers a solid performance from Freeman and the other cast members.

The Invitation

The Invitation is a multi-layered chamber piece that establishes director Karyn Kusama as of the best horror filmmakers. The movie can be described as an intriguing blend of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and House of the Devil. A dinner party is set for the reunion of some old friends and ex-lovers. However, things take a quick turn immediately and a decade-long trauma is unzipped. There is a theme of supernatural horror and existential drama throughout this movie. The horrifying psychological journey of the main characters is a rare treat for the horror genre.


If you are looking for a thriller that is not shy about violence, then you should watch the 2016 film, Hush. The movie is much similar to You're Next and has the same female survivalist feel like I Spit on Your Grave. However, Hush plays things safer than these movies. The performance, music, and ambient noise make this movie such a worthwhile addition to your watchlist.


Directed by Zak Hilditch, 1922 is another Stephen King adaptation available on Netflix. The pacing of the movie may feel a odd. The early portion of the movie is a little rushed and some later instances are dragged to much. However, the movie is simple, direct and pack a punch. The movie is crafted to simmer tension in the minds of the audiences. Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, Billy Schmid and, Kaitlyn Bernard some of the actors who have performed in this movie.

The Ritual

The Ritual is the creepiest monster horror flick on the list and that makes it even more worth watching. With plenty of twists and turns that can keep you guessing, it is best to keep a sharp eye out for the details, straight from the start. A group of former college friends plans on a getaway. As fans of horror movies, we know want is gonna happen next. Yes! Things do take a horrific turn. However, what makes this movie unique is how different it treats the plot from other horror movies. Telling more about it will only ruin your movie-watching experience. So, it's better to go and watch the movie instead.

Gerald's Game

Fans of Stephen King novels know that among the beloved writer's tales, the one with the least chance for getting an onscreen adaptation is Gerald's Game. However, for Mike Flanagan, it was a dream project than an impossible adaptation. The movie is a psychological horror that strikes some hard topics like toxic masculinity, abusive cycles, oppressive silence, and more. Additionally, this horror movie embraces female strength, rather than exploitive abuses.


If you think that you have a week heart, then it is better that you don't watch this brutal piece of cinema. Apostle is just crazy butchery and sitting through these sickening scenes is the most horrifying part of the whole movie. Directed and penned by Gareth Evans, the horror-thriller takes place in 1905 London. When Thomas Richardson returned home, he learns that a religious cult has held her sister hostage for ransom. In order to free her and bring her back, he goes to the idyllic island where the cult lives. As he starts to infiltrate his way into the island's community, he started noticing the cult's ranks are corrupted. Furthermore, he uncovers a darker evil than he ever imagined.

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Best Superhero Movies To Watch When You’re Bored

by Kaylen Summers

Superhero movies are the hottest genre on our period and there are many awesome titles that are worth watching. Here are a few of them.


Chronicle, from director Josh Trank, gives the superhero genre the Blair Witch Project/Cloverfield found footage treatment, telling the story of three teenagers who stumble upon a mysterious extraterrestrial artifact that grants them seemingly limitless powers. Teens are difficult enough, but teens with telekinetic abilities? It soon becomes clear this is a superhero origin story turned supervillain origin story. The movie was a surprise hit among critics and fans alike. While there are moments when you'll wonder why the cameras are still rolling as psychic high school students battle it out in the sky, the film is such a tense thrill ride that you'll quickly forget these small nitpicks as it heads towards its inevitable and horrific conclusion.


There is something special about Liam Neeson. He is very adept at playing dudes you don't mess with. But before he exacted bloody vengeance on human traffickers, wolves, in-flight terrorists, rival gangsters, and LEGO lawbreakers, he was Darkman. A scientist-turned-scarred monster-turned reluctant superhero, Neeson plays Peyton Westlake with a maniacal glint in his eye in this Sam Raimi flick. In spite of layers of creepy monster makeup and gauze, Neeson strikes the perfect balance between madness, righteous anger, and pathos. The same can be said of the film itself. Known for its bad-trippy rage sequences, clever practical effects, and campy tone, this 1990 Sam Raimi flick feels like a crazed mix of Batman, Evil Dead II, and The Phantom of the Opera. In other words, it showcases the director's offbeat style and its charismatic star. The film takes you in weird and wacky directions normal superhero movies would never dare, so if you're tired of the familiar old trappings of Marvel or DC then you definitely want to check it out.


Director Tim Burton turned Adam West's "zapps!" and "pows!" into a serious comic book character with 1989's Batman. It took more than a decade to finally get a new adaptation mounted in the late 1970s. Originally, Batman was supposed to focus on the origins of Batman and Robin, but Burton scrapped elements from the script when he was hired. Michael Keaton's casting as the title character caused some uproar among fans, but a look at the final film dispelled all those worries. While Burton didn't follow the canon note for note, he paid homage to it and created a living, breathing version of Gotham City.

Batman Returns

The title of Batman Returns is misleading, but the film deserves to be seen. The New York Times described Michelle Pfeiffer's Selina Kyle as an "enchantingly mixed-up Catwoman." Michael Keaton stars as Batman in the movie, while Danny DeVito appears as the Penguin. The Penguin's frightening appearance prompted a McDonald's Happy Meal tie-in controversy. There was a time before Halle Berry walked into a bar and ordered milk before Anne Hathaway broke into Wayne Manor, but Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, and Eartha Kitt brought Catwoman to life in the 1960s-but, not like this. In the role of the crooked billionaire Max Schreck, Pfeiffer dressed in a catsuit, Tim Burton at his best, and Keaton sharing the spotlight with two formidable villains, this sequel earned praise from critics and became a box office hit.

Guardians of the Galaxy

A galactic delight, Guardians of the Galaxy earns its spot on the list. Chris Pratt's Star-Lord proves that '70s arena rock songs belong in outer space, just as Marvel superheroes do. As the green-skinned Gamora, Zoe Saldana enchants. Rocket Raccoon is voiced by Bradley Cooper, and Groot is voiced by Vin Diesel. Drax the Destroyer, played by Dave Bautista, steals every scene with his inability to grasp idiomatic expressions. After all these years, it's easy to forget how crazy this film sounded at the time. Prior to Guardians, the Marvel Cinematic Universe had been pretty straightforward. Although Guy Pearce played a fire-breathing dude in Iron Man 3 and Christopher Eccleston played a dark elf in a movie we've all forgotten about, the MCU was relatively grounded (for superhero films, at least). It was a movie about a talking tree, a smart-aleck raccoon, and a whistling space pirate. James Gunn's film introduced wild characters to mainstream audiences that no one had ever heard of before, injecting wit, warmth, and a lot of heart into these losers and scoundrels. Now, fans all over the world agree that the Guardians are great, and we are all Groot.


Sylvester Stallone tried bringing Judge Dredd to the silver screen in 1995, but it failed miserably. Fortunately, the mean-mugging lawman got a second chance in 2012 when Karl Urban donned the grungy red helmet. Dredd has an incredibly simple plot. Mega-City One is a dystopian nightmare, and crime is rampant. Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) is holed up inside a skyscraper, so Dredd and his psychic partner (Olivia Thirlby) have to clear out floor after floor in their bloody attempt to bring the crime lord down. As in The Raid: Redemption, the two heroes fight their way upstairs and face down threat after threat in this film. In a Wild Bunch sort of way, the violence here is absolutely beautiful. Using slow-motion and vivid colors, Travis slows down scenes so that we can see bodies gracefully tumble from a high-rise or see bullets rip through bodies and spray crimson, jeweled blood across walls. Dredd is a must-watch if you enjoy gory, graceful violence.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

There have been six Spider-Man movies from 2002 to 2017, not counting films where he makes an extended cameo-like Captain America: Civil War. In spite of expectations, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse takes the web-slinging mythos in exciting new directions by introducing us to parallel dimensions, comic panels, and a talking pig. As the plot unfolds, teenage Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) is bitten by a radioactive spider. Miles' life is further complicated when a powerful machine opens up portals to other worlds, bringing a whole group of Spider-Men into Miles' version of New York City. Spider-Gwen and Spider-Ham, Spider-Man Noir, and Penni Parker are all there, and then there's an overweight and depressed Peter Parker who'd rather eat pizza than fight the Kingpin.

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7 Movies That You Shouldn’t Watch Alone

by Kaylen Summers

Horror movies are meant to be spooky. They are meant to scare you. Unfortunately some movies are too good at it. Here are some of such scary movies that you don't want to watch alone.

Possession (1981)

Even in a list of macabre and repulsive movies, it is an achievement for any entry to stand out as the weirdest. This movie is bonkers. Possession is a strange and disturbing creature feature directed by Andrzej Zulawski and starring Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani that is ultimately about divorce. In this film, characters do the exact opposite of what you would expect at any given turn, and the scenes of body horror serve as potent metaphors for the loss of a child or being cheated. Even while watching it, it's difficult to determine what is supposed to be "real," and it creates a fever dream-like experience. It's the first movie of its kind. There has never been a more memorable, puzzling, or well-performed horror work.

Jacob's Ladder (1990)

This quiet character study is perhaps one of the best horror films about the psychological effects of war: Jacob Singer (Tim Robbins), a Vietnam veteran and postal worker who slowly begins to doubt his sanity or reality itself. Several sequences in the film, such as the gurney ride through a hellish hospital littered with body parts, blood, and inhuman monsters gone mad, influenced horror media for decades afterward, heavily influencing the Japanese horror video game series Silent Hill. It has become a noted cult classic over the decades, lauded for both its vivid imagery and its deep melancholy.

Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Incredibly terrifying and borderline unwatchable, this movie is the most horrific on the list. Several countries banned it for decades. If you watch it, you might not finish it; if you do finish it, you might not want to watch it again. There can truly be no way to emphasize how emotionally brutal this film is, a loose parable about fascism in which a castle full of aristocrats kidnaps teenagers and tortures them for months. There are no jump scares in this film - the monsters are bland and human. In it, the strong perpetrate the most atrocious acts on the weak and powerless, and the weak are left to suffer the consequences. We're talking about the worst acts that can possibly occur - this film is outright banned in places like Australia and the United Kingdom. While it's an important film that resonates (and has been preserved in the Criterion Collection), it's also gross, it's horrid, and it will stay with you forever.

Return of the Living Dead (1985)

This offshoot of the George Romero Living Dead movies is one of the most goofily enjoyable zombie movies of all time, but it doesn't go so far into ridiculousness that you can't take it seriously. The film examines the aftermath of a zombie uprising caused by acid rain on a party of dirtbag ravers. In spite of its funny, dated style, the content seems fresh, even though the characters do not. Horror films are notorious for characters acting unrealistically and making fatal mistakes - and this film excels in that regard. Most people behave the way you think they would, freaking out appropriately and taking sound measures to defend themselves from a monstrously overwhelming threat. Running, hiding, barricading and strategizing on the fly, they are barely able to hide their shock. Many zombie movies fall into the self-serious trap of being too serious about their material, from Night of the Living Dead to The Walking Dead, and Return avoids it with aplomb. It's not a parody, just a fun ride.

Goodnight Mommy (2014)

The Austrian feature from 2014 is a master class in making the audience feel terrible. It involves two twins who develop Capgras syndrome, believing that a fake has taken the place of their mother, disfigured in an accident and lost in depression. In an excruciating way, the story unfolds with train wreck inevitability as their investigation turns into an excruciating game, testing the audience's faith in a seemingly innocuous setting. It is a conservative story, with plenty of blank spaces and patches of silence where a lesser film would resort to exposition, letting the audience make inferences about the plot on their own. In other words, the film isn't really about surprises, or a twisty-turny storyline, as much as it is about the horror of watching children do unspeakable things. But, it does make you feel uncomfortable.

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Found-footage project that launched a thousand copycats (and a couple of sequels) that failed to capture the haunted, pine-scented atmosphere of the original. A low-budget camcorder movie turns the forest into a monster, where every tangle of twigs and leaves assumes an eerie suspicion. As a pack of young filmmakers circle the wilderness, lost and increasingly certain they are being hunted, the film can be read many ways - as an exploration of madness, hubris, isolation, and distrust, while it's also a straight-up ghost story. The Blair Witch is an enigma, never appearing onscreen, maybe even not real. A sense of uncertainty is at the heart of what horror is - fear, and a sense of helplessness in the face of the unknown.

The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist stories have become horror legends. Audiences were getting sick and passing out, the production was haunted, and the director violently terrorized his cast. None of these stories would be as compelling if the film at the center of it all wasn't any good, and it's not just good - it's incredible. A horror film as much about medical horror as religious horror, The Exorcist wouldn't work nearly as well if it weren't superbly crafted in every way. There is a sense of dread in every scene; the characters are haunted not by ghosts, but by their own mistakes. Regan, the girl who becomes possessed, turns into a bedridden monster spewing curses and pea soup, throwing furniture and profane insults at anyone who dares challenge the Devil. Possession and Exorcist are still the standards by which all others are measured - and most of them fall short. In the decades since it was released, it has become a common choice for the greatest horror movie of all time - and a perfect, grotesque tour de force that goes places movies today would never dare.

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Best TV Shows On Hulu To Binge-Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Looking for some good series to bingewatch on Hulu? Here are some of the best ones.


The series tells the story of Earnest "Earn" Marks (series creator Donald Glover) who navigates the rap music industry with his cousin Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry) in the titular city. Earn's journey is a labyrinth for both him and the viewers, with shifting points of view and genre-switching episodes. Zazie Beetz and LaKeith Stanfield co-star in this series.


This sitcom explores the career of a white rapper adjusting to the musical milieu created by black artists. Featuring some of the best new characters on TV, this show follows the exploits of rapper Lil Dicky, better known as Dave Burd. This show actively wrestles with the identities of those characters and how they are used as tropes in storytelling and culture. It also delivers some of the most innovative storytelling there is. Watch episode 5, "Hype Man," for one of the most insightful and thoughtful portraits of bipolar disorder on television. It will get you an idea of how good the show really is. See how this talented rapper contends with his rights and role in contemporary hip-hop.

What We Do In The Shadows

Waititi's success may have exploded in the past two or three years. Despite this, his earlier works continue to set off reverberations that audiences are discovering now to their delight. In 2014, Waititi directed and co-wrote the horror-comedy of the same name about cohabiting, centuries-old vampires. This series was created by his partner Jemaine Clement as a spin off from the movie. Rather than revisit the same glory, it relocates another group of bloodsuckers to Staten Island for more, and different, shenanigans. In the midst of their undead, sexy lifestyle, they succumb to the challenges and indignities of modern society.


This show's star and creator Ramy Youssef won a Golden Globe for his performance. It explores the life of a young American Muslim in a way that few other shows (if any) have ever done before. Yasser struggles with his faith, as well as cultural perceptions of Muslims. A culture, not to mention a family and religious community, that have their own expectations of him makes it difficult for him to reconcile his professional and personal ambitions. By juggling sitcom scenarios while exploring these deeper truths, Ramy delivers exactly what you expect from a half-hour show while also surprising you in plenty of ways.

pen 15

This funny, heartbreakingly honest show stars Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle as 13-year-old versions of themselves. It shows all of the exciting discoveries and frequent indignities that come along with being a teenage girl. While the show touches on coming-of-age staples like competition, peer pressure, and young romance, it examines ideas like budding sexuality, the realities of adulthood, and maintaining meaningful friendships and relationships with family.

The Handmaid's Tale

The series takes the titular Margaret Atwood novel and explores a dystopian alternate reality, one that is disturbingly familiar, where some women are forced into bearing children because of STD's and environmental pandemics. Week after week, the show makes viewers feel Moss's June Osborne's devastating circumstances. As a result of bad legislation and complacency among voters, this type of control has become prevalent. Women without the means to afford, or protect, their choices and bodies face an oppressive patriarchal state. It is both inspiring and infuriating, and not to be missed.

Difficult people

Obviously, Julie Klausner created this amazing series aimed at those who dislike everyone except that one best friend who absolutely despises everyone. Karlausner and Billy Eichner star in this comedy as struggling comedians who make fun of their many failures by expressing their bitterness to anyone who will listen. Difficult People is acerbic, bitter, and brilliant for people who don't get out of their own way.

Little Flies Everywhere

Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington star in this critically-acclaimed adaptation of Celeste Ng's novel about two mothers from different backgrounds whose lives are upended when they cross paths. This series explores race, class, privilege, and preconceived ideas and asks some tough questions about identity, choice, opportunity, and expectation, supported by riveting performances from Witherspoon, Washington, and other notable actors.

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Romantic Movies On Netflix That Makes You Feel Good

by Kaylen Summers

There are a ton of good rom-coms on Netflix—whether you want to watch one with your significant other, one with a few tears, or one with a bunch of love quotes that you can repeat over and over again. Here are some romantic films that will give you a warm and fuzzy feeling inside.

The Danish Girl

In this critically acclaimed film, the husband of a married couple in the 1920s realizes he is meant to live as a woman. With Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander leading the cast, it boasts both romantic sentiment and performances that help you feel the love.

The Half of It

Released on Netflix, this sweet tale of mistaken love was highly praised at the Tribeca Film Festival. The movie follows a shy, smart girl who works for one of the school's jocks as a love letter writer. But instead of connecting with the jock, the popular recipient of the letters is drawn to the writer.

The Lovebirds

With Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani as a just-broken-up couple, this hilarious rom-com on Netflix is lighthearted-despite the central role of murder and false incrimination-and playful as they seek to clear their names. This is an excellent choice for a date night if you and your partner (or your friends) like to laugh.

Love, Guaranteed

Featuring Rachel Leigh Cook as a hard-working but stumbling lawyer, this film follows a man suing a dating site because he claims it didn't help him find a soulmate. Eventually, it turns out that the client-the delightful Damon Wayans Jr.-is less opportunistic and a lot more generous than she originally thought.

Love Wedding Repeat

As guests at Claflin's sister's wedding, Sam Claflin (of The Hunger Games and Me Before You) and Olivia Munn (of The Newsroom and Six) appear in this Netflix Original Film. The connection between them is entertaining, but even more entertaining is the movie's exploration of chance, opportunity, and alternate timelines. A lighthearted flick set in the beautiful Italian countryside is on the way.

Runaway Bride

This playful, heartfelt rom-com from Julia Roberts follows a woman who leaves three men at the altar. While the titular bride struggles to come to terms with her reputation in her hometown, a newspaper columnist tells her story, and sparks fly. You'll find a little nostalgia and a truly sweet ending in this movie.

Silver Linings Playbook

In this critically acclaimed movie, Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar for her performance. It deals with love and mental illness in a Philadelphia community. Actors Lawrence and Cooper star in the film, and they both have demons to face as they address past love and try to move on. Aside from the plot and characters, the dance competition that serves as the movie's climax is truly unforgettable.

The Theory of Everything

This biographical movie focuses on Stephen Hawking's relationship with his wife, Jane, before he was diagnosed with ALS.

Set It Up

It follows two low-on-the-totem pole assistants, whose burden is making their bosses happy, as they pair them up to make themselves more comfortable. They soon become friends and lovers, of course, creating all sorts of shenanigans.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

A sweet teen romance based on a popular young adult book, this Netflix film starts with a dreamy girl's love letters. When they're accidentally sent out (something she never intended), she must fake a relationship with a former crush to divert attention from another boy-her sister's ex. It's a funny, entertaining rom-com you'll want to watch over and over.

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

There are a few familiar faces from Downton Abbey in this historical film based on a beloved novel. The story follows a writer visiting a remote island after WWII (and falling in love, of course).

Easy A

Emma Stone's playful high school flick follows quirky teen Olive as she pretends to be the most promiscuous girl in school. This funny rom-com features smart Scarlet Letter references, sharp wit, and high school shenanigans that make it a perfect girls' night out.

Alex Strangelove

Alex loves his girlfriend, but something's off. The movie is filled with romantic comedy–esque laughs, but it's also a thoughtful exploration of sexuality, love, and friendship that anyone can enjoy.

About Time

In this British film, Tim attempts to get his life right in a heartfelt, chronology-bending rom-com. Despite the great premise, the movie is more about his love life and family than time traveling: a great watch if you feel especially lucky to have done things the first time around without time travel.

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10 Greatest Romantic Comedies Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

We all love to see two different people from different worlds finding each other randomly and overcoming all odds to fall in love to live happily ever after. Rom-com have been selling us this idea for ages and we still love watching them. Here are some of the greatest romantic comedies of all time that you will surely enjoy watching.

Pretty Woman (1990)

The rosy patina on sex work and the stink of white male privilege cannot be undone, but Julia Roberts' breakthrough performance remains undeniably stunning. It would be a big mistake (huge!) to dismiss the then-21-year-old actress as just a cog in an anti-feminist fairy tale based on her exuberance and vulnerability. Garry Marshall clearly saw Roberts' Vivian as the real Prince Charming here: The weary tycoon is constantly reminding his special lady friend to stop fidgeting while she is constantly reminding him that money cannot buy everything. We are rooting for their connection to outlast six days, a lousy $3,000, and that spoony Roxette song.

Tootsie (1982)

An unemployable New York actor, Michael Dorsey, is played by infamous perfectionist Dustin Hoffman. As a result of desperation, he dresses up as a woman to land a job on a soap opera, which is complicated when he falls for Julie (Jessica Lange) and has to maintain the ruse. With an ensemble cast that includes director Sydney Pollack (as an exasperated agent), Teri Garr, and Bill Murray, it's a very grownup romance about gender roles in 1982 and letting your guard down.

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

Paul Thomas Anderson decides to make ... an Adam Sandler comedy. Perhaps you thought the end result would be an unholy cross between Billy Madison and Boogie Nights. What you got instead was one of the sweetest, most romantic (and rage-filled) movies either man has ever made. Sandler, a plunger salesman, stalks around in a blue suit, causing his sisters annoyance. However, he finds a woman (Emily Watson) who recognizes his childlike sweetness. He's an eccentric with anger management issues and an obsession with a pudding promotion, while she's a wallflower who's frightened of him. Yet Punch-Drunk Love not only finds humor in this match, it also puts them on their own love-struck wavelength.

Enough Said (2013)

Could Tony Soprano make a good romantic lead? Nicole Holofcener transformed James Gandolfini into a different character with her deeply moving film, which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a massage therapist who finds out her new client (Catherine Keener) is him. Her soft touch lets even the spikiest material feel lived-in and comfortable, and Enough Said might be her coziest film yet. It's not very often that we get a rom-com starring middle-aged characters, and Holofcener captures the soft side of Gandolfini in this really sweet film. 

Jerry Maguire (1996)

This is a story of a down-on-his-luck sports agent (Tom Cruise) desperately clinging to the only loyal people in his life - his client (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and employee/love interest (Renée Zellweger). Cameron Crowe once again plumbs the depths of the human psyche for all its damage and worth. Jerry, a big shot with a sudden case of conscience, treats everyone else as an extra. He's needy, opportunistic ... and everything human. And then there's the Speech - you know, "you complete me.". It's a classic rom-com Hail-Mary soliloquy. To be honest, everybody - including Regina King, who was then underappreciated - had us at hello.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Is the modern romantic comedy even possible without Hugh Grant? Four Weddings and a Funeral redefined the "charming British suitor" type, replacing the old-fashioned suave sophistication with humanity. With a little help from their star, screenwriter Richard Curtis and director Mike Newell produced a surprise box-office hit featuring a group of well-to-do, thirtysomething English Folk facing the seriousness of life. As Grant's stammering nice guy weighs his many romantic options, should he choose Andie MacDowell or Kristin Scott Thomas? Before the final credits, was there any doubt as to who he would choose? - his quest for love doubles as the tale of an overgrown schoolboy growing up.

Working Girl (1988)

Melanie Griffith has never been better than in Mike Nichols' "fake it 'til you make it" tale about Staten Island secretary Tess McGill. Her snooty boss, Katharine (Sigourney Weaver), steals her big idea, then breaks her leg skiing. It captures the culture of Eighties Wall Street in exacting detail, from secretaries commuting in sneakers to debauched office behavior. A genuinely sexy film that only gets sexier as Tess puts on an air of cool confidence to pursue the career and the man she deserves - Harrison Ford in his prime as big-shot mergers-and-acquisitions exec Jack.

Something Wild (1986)

When a square guy meets a free-spirited girl, it's always a rom-com home run, right? In this Jonathan Demme film, Jeff Daniels' uptight banker meets Melanie Griffith's exotic rebel after trying a dine-and-dash. Her dream bohemian not only recognizes a guy who's ready to unwind, but also convinces him to play the role of a respectable type at her high-school reunion. Their road trip gets considerably crazier when her psychotic ex-boyfriend (Ray Liotta) shows up. Despite the film's darker turns, the chemistry between Daniels and Griffith keeps things going. We wish Demme and his duo made more films together.

The Princess Bride (1987)

The Princess Bride is a favorite shorthand for heart-fluttering romance among Eighties kids. Rob Reiner created a masterpiece that has it all: high fantasy, wry comedy, kick-ass swordfights, clever political commentary, and, of course, sigh-inducing true love.  Our hearts are pumping for our desperate lovers, Buttercup (Robin Wright) and pirate Westley (Cary Elwes) as they walk from the Cliffs of Insanity to the Fire Swamp, and we smile at the knowingly silly details of the story. The kissing parts of this story are most certainly not gross like those of the ailing grandson (Fred Savage) in the framing story.

Annie Hall (1977)

Due to the dark cloud hovering over the writer-director-star, it's hard now to fully appreciate what is so poignant, hilarious, hip and thoughtful about this unlikely Best Picture-winner that radically modernized the romantic comedy. A neurotic comic (Allen) and an aspiring singer (Diane Keaton) fall in love, fall out of love, drift apart, realize that their passion will eventually dissolve into an enduring, distant fondness (if they're lucky). A unique portrayal of attraction, Annie Hall is carried by Keaton's flawless performance as a budding artist who eventually discovers that her self-esteem does not depend on the approval of an insecure man.

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Oscar Winners 2021 And Where To Stream Them

by Kaylen Summers

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


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

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

The Father

🏆 Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Adapted Screenplay

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


🏆 Best Animated Feature Film, Best Original Score

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


🏆 Best Cinematography, Best Production Design

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

Sound of Metal

🏆 Best Sound Design, Best Film Editing

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

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

🏆 Best Costume Design, Best Make-Up & Hairstyling

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

Judas And The Black Messiah

🏆 Best Original Song, Best Actor in a Supporting Role

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

Promising Young Woman

🏆 Best Original Screenplay

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


🏆 Best Original Screenplay

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

My Octopus Teacher

🏆 Best Documentary

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

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Netflix’s Top 10 Nature Documentaries To Watch This Weekend

by Kaylen Summers

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

Our Planet

⌛8 Parts 

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

Night on Earth: Shot in the Dark


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


1h 30m 

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

Chasing Coral

1h 29m 

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

Mission Blue

1h 47m 

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

Kiss the Ground

1h 24m

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

The Ivory Game

1h 52m

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

Dancing with the Birds


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

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet

⌛1h 23m

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

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Stream These 10 Movies Before They Leave Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

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

The One I Love (2014)

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

Quartet (2012)

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

Cake (2018)

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

Trumbo (2015)

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

Moonlight (2016)

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

My Week with Marilyn (2011)

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

The Help (2011)

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

Julie & Julia (2009)

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

Milk (2008)

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

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

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

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Most Watched Movies On Streaming This April 2021

by Kaylen Summers

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

Love and Monsters

⌛1h 49m 📺 Action, Adventure

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

Color Out of Space

⌛1h 51m 📺Sci-Fi, Mystery

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


⌛1h 32m 📺 Mystery, Thriller

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

Thunder Force

⌛1h 47m 📺Action, Adventure

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

Arlo the Alligator Boy

⌛1h 32m 📺 Comedy, Animation

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

Doctor Bello

⌛1h 35m 📺 Drama,  Adventure

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


⌛1h 42m 📺 Horror, Fantasy

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

African Safari

⌛1h 22m 📺Drama, Comedy

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

Why Did You Kill Me?

⌛1h 23m 📺 Documentary

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


⌛1h 21m 📺 Documentary

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

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10 Amazing Animated Films Worth Watching On Disney+

by Kaylen Summers

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

Finding Nemo

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

Beauty and the Beast

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


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

Alice in Wonderland

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


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


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

The Lion King

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


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


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


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

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10 Savagely Scary Horror Movies Set In Broad Daylight

by Kaylen Summers

Yes, you read that right! We think evil does not wait for the night.

While most horror movies typically take place during the ungodly hours, there are some that don’t, and yet can scare the daylights out of you (pun intended). 

We curated this list of 10 horror movies that don’t need a 3:00 A.M setting to scare you silly.

The Birds (1963)

This American horror-thriller film was produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. There are no creepy monsters or ghosts in this movie, but it is scary nonetheless. In a bizarre turn of events, birds start to violently attack people living in a town in California.

The Wicker Man (1973)

In a horror movie, the audience always knows that it is a bad idea to go looking for a missing person. Unfortunately, Sergeant Howie doesn’t know that! He travels to a remote Scottish island village to investigate the report of a young girl who mysteriously disappears.

Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)

This movie was also released under the name “Island of the Damned”. It is a Spanish horror film directed by Narciso Ibáñez Serrador. A couple arrives on a small Spanish island inhabited by maniacal children. You can imagine the rest!

Dawn Of The Dead (1978, 2004)

Both the original and the remake are worth your time. This is a classic Zombie movie, and we doubt anyone needs more explanation.

The Reflecting Skin (1990)

This is a British-Canadian dramatic horror film, set in the 1950s, in a small town in Idaho. A young boy is convinced that a neighboring widow is a vampire when his friends start disappearing.

Session 9 (2001)

An abandoned mental asylum (with a horrific past), which had been closed for 15 years, receives new visitors. Even the locals steer clear of the place. This one has all the elements needed for a horror movie. Needless to say, tensions rise quickly within the asbestos cleaning crew as they start working in the abandoned hospital.

28 Days Later (2002)

A group of animal rights activists frees a caged chimp from a medical lab, only to learn, a little too late, that it’s infected with a virus. The virus spreads fast, wreaking havoc in the United Kingdom, leading those who are infected to turn into rabid zombies. A team of survivors try to cope with the aftermath of the disaster and find safety. This one might make you feel uncomfortable in the present times!

It (2017)

This is a supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's 1986 novel of the same name. Seven children face their worst nightmare when an ancient, shape-shifting evil clown reappears in their town. The bloodthirsty clown is said to emerge every 27 years to feed on the town’s children.

A Quiet Place (2018)

If a place occupied by children has pin-drop silence, either the kids are sleeping, or something is wrong! In this film, a family with young kids must live in silence to avoid getting killed by extraterrestrial creatures that hunt by sound. Even the slightest whisper or footstep can bring death.

Midsommar (2019)

This follows four American tourists who go on a trip to a remote community in Sweden to immerse themselves in a festival during the summer solstice. Their idyllic retreat turns into a sinister, dreadful nightmare. Various sources have compared this movie with “The Wicker Man” which is also on our list. Both movies fall under the sub-genre of folk horror.

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

by Kaylen Summers

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


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


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


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

Day of the Dead: Bloodline

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

`World War Z

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

KL Zombi

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


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

Rise of the Zombie

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

The Silence

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

Phobia 2

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

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Top 7 Weirdest Movies Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

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

Meet The Feebles

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

Cannibal! The Musical

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

Tromeo & Juliet

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

F For Fake

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

Oz The Great And Powerful

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

The Straight Story

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

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8 Vintage Alien Movies That Still Is Entertaining

by Kaylen Summers

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

Little Shop of Horrors

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

Fantastic Planet

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


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

Destroy All Monsters

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

*batteries not included

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

Critters 2

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


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

Galaxy Quest

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

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10 Awesome Political Movies To Watch This Weekend

by Kaylen Summers

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

The Coldest Game

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


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


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

The Final Year

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

The Campaign

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


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

Knock Down The House

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

State Of Play

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


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

The Oath

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

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7 Most Popular Mystery Thriller On Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

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

The Prestige

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

Gone Girl

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

The Rock

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

Odd Thomas

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

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

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

Children of the Corn

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

Body Cam

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

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Oscar 2021: All 8 Best Picture Nominees Ranked

by Kaylen Summers

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


The Trial Of The Chicago 7

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


Promising Young Woman

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


The Father

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


Sound Of Metal

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


Judas And The Black Messiah

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



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



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



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

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9 Horror Movies That Stands Out From The Genre

by Kaylen Summers

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


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

The Ritual

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

The Sixth Sense


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

I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

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

Murder Party


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

The Witch

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

The Crow


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

The Babysitter


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

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These Fan Theories Are Surprisingly Good!!

by Kaylen Summers

Fan theories can sometimes be bizarre and strange. However, there are many fan theories that you wish were actually true. Here are a few of such surprisingly great fan theories circulating online:

Tenet is the last part of a trilogy

Yes!! You heard it right. Based on his past record and mind-blowing films, Nolan is one director who can do such a thing and still get away with it. The theory goes like this. Tenet is the last part of a new trilogy. Similar to the inversion inside the movie, the director has skillfully inverted who trilogy too. Considering the fact the, the movie starts with the hero saving the day, we have to keep this mind-blowing fan theory a second thought. If it comes out to be true, the trilogy will be ending with the origin story of the hero.

Brad Pitt's character is the murderer in Se7en

One of the major reasons why many fans suspect Brad Pitt's character Mills as the mysterious murderer is his sketchy behavior. He mostly is seen distracting Somerset (Morgan Freeman) from finding pieces of evidence. There are instances in which he even points out evidence. John Doe is typically a name given to medical patients without a known name. So, he must have been hired or manipulated by Mills to behave or act as the murderer.

Zack Synder's Superman is Jesus Christ

Fans of Zack Synder's DC movies might have noticed that his version of Superman has a more God-like persona than you can imagine. One of the main reasons for this is because Superman's story is much similar to that of Jesus Christ. Similar to Christ, Superman was also from a different world and was taken up by human parents as their children. Both are a symbol of hope for many and tried to save the world from all evil. Synder takes it even further too. Just like Christ, Superman also dies and is resurrected to save the world from eternal doom.

Dr.Strange always knew magic

The Dr.Strange movie was surely a game-changer for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Up until then, magic and magical beings were explained to us some kind of science in MCU. However, Dr.Strange established the existence of mystic arts and other magical elements. In the movie, Dr.Strange meets with an accident and breaks his arms. In his attempts to fix his damaged hands, he gains his magical powers after getting trained in the sanctuary in the Himalayas. There is a theory that says that the doctor already had his magical powers lying dormant within him before the accident and training. It is due to this reason that he was able to person incredible surgeries and save other people's lives. We like to believe this theory too. In fact, all doctors are magic.

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8 Netflix Movies That Are Worth Rewatching

by Kaylen Summers

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

Between Two Ferns: The Movie

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

In the Shadow of the Moon

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

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

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

The King

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

The Laundromat

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

Dolemite Is My Name

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

American Son

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

The Forest of Love


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

The Two Popes

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

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6 Classic Comedies That Are Still Worth Watching

by Kaylen Summers

While the world is busy with superhero movie and franchises, it is becoming more and more evident that the genre of comedy is getting significantly diminished. Over the past years, there was no major comedy movie that was worth remembering. This has led people to look for some great flick to watch from the golden age of comedy.

Here are a few of these classic comedies for you to watch this week.

Animal House

No list will ever be complete without National Lampoon's legendary cult classic comedy 'Animal House'. Coming from a magazine that is known for its "unrestricted" humor, the movie still sets the bar for cinematic depictions of collegiate debauchery. Even though it is not that family-friendly, it is still one of the most entertaining comedy movies to be ever made.


There are many reasons why 'Superbad' is the best coming-of-the-age comedy teen movie, and the best one is that it stars Michael Cera and Jonah Hill. The actors donned the roles of two high school friends who gets into a a lot of shenanigans to score alcohol for a huge party.

Coming to America

Before Wakanda and King T'challa, there was a another prince from Africa who stole our hearts onscreen. With Eddie Murphy playing the lead role, the movie is about an African prince who breaks his traditions and comes to America to meet and marry the woman of his dreams.

Dazed and Confused

One of the most prominent sub-genres of comedy is the stoner comedy. 'Dazed and Confused' belongs to this types of movies and is one of the most entertaining stoner comedy out there. Packed with the some amazing 70s soundtrack and Matthew McConaughey's famous line "Alright, alright alright!!", this is one movie that you don't want to miss.

The Big Lebowski

If you are looking for a cult classic comedy, then look no further. There is no comedy movie more iconic than 'The Big Lebowski'. Even today, the movie has its own fan base and is considered one of the most re-watched comedy movies of all time.


Romantic comedies are filled with so many cliches. We all know that. However, long before the studios took over storytelling, there used to be ones that are brilliantly crafted and is amazingly funny. Take 'Bridesmaids' for example. The movie has a wonderful blend of romance, friendship and brilliant comedy that we will watch it again and again without a doubt.

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Top Movies With The Most Shocking Endings.

by Kaylen Summers

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

The Prestige (2006)

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

The Sixth Sense (1999)

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

Gone Girl (2014)

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

Fight Club (1999)

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

Shutter Island (2010)

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

The Usual Suspects (1995)

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

The Departed (2006)

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

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Top Movies There Available For Free Streaming

by Kaylen Summers

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

The Intouchables

🍅74% ⌛1h 53m 🎬Comedy, Biography

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

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Train to Busan

🍅93% ⌛1h 58m 🎬Adventure, Zombie

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

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🍅73% ⌛1h 58m 🎬Adventure, Zombie

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

Roman Holiday

🍅98% ⌛1h 59m 🎬Romance, Comedy

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

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What's Eating Gilbert Grape

🍅98% ⌛1h 59m 🎬Romance, Comedy

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

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The Man from Nowhere

🍅100% ⌛1h 59min 🎬Thriller, Crime

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

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Rain Man

🍅90% ⌛2h 14min 🎬Drama, Psychology 

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

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Big Fish

🍅75% ⌛2h 05min 🎬Drama, Psychology

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

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

🍅93% ⌛1h 33min 🎬 Comedy

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

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Taxi Driver

🍅97% ⌛1h 54min 🎬 Crime, Drama

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

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7 Hardcore Action Movies That are True Entertainment

by Kaylen Summers

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

xXx (2002)

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

The A-Team (2010)

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

Crank (2006)

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

Shoot 'Em Up (2007)

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

The Last Stand (2013)

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

Knight and Day (2010)

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

The Expendables (2010)

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

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PG-13 Horror Movies That Are Too Frightening

by Kaylen Summers

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

A Quiet Place (2018)

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

The Final Girls (2015)

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

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

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

The Ring (2002)

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

1408 (2007)

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

What Lies Beneath (2000)

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

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10 Best Mystery Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

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


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

Ex Machina

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


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


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

Rosemary's Baby

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

Mystic River

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

The Hateful Eight

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


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


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

The Invisible Guest

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

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All The Zack Snyder Movies Ranked From worst To Best

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

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

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

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

4. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Fans were always eager to see their beloved superhero Batman and Superman going against each other.

3. 300 Zack Snyder's stylized visuals are what make him unique. The director's slow-motion action sequences and vibrant frames give some of the best movie scenes ever. And it all began with his second feature film, 300. The movie based on Frank Miller and  Lynn Varley's comics is filled with stunning action, brutal violence, and brilliant beautiful frames. But, the lack of substance does upsets many, not to mention the inherent fascism, racism, and other problematic elements.

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

1. Dawn of the Dead Fans of Zack Synder must have already known that the director started his career with a zombie movie titled the Dawn of the Dead. The movie is a remake of George Romero's classic movie from 1978 and is more twisted and terrifying than the original one. The director is also working on a new zombie movie for Netflix currently and since he is returning back to familiar terrain, fans have high expectations for the movie.    
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Top 10 Netflix Movies That Are Too Scare To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

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

Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight Technology has made us addicted to a new lifestyle in which we are constantly plugged into the internet. A group of such techno-addicted teenagers goes to an offline camp. What they didn’t expect was hiking through the woods without any communication with the outer world. With dangers lurking in the forest and fighting against things that they have never seen before, they must work together as a team to stay alive and come out in one piece. Watch now

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Dewey Cox is destined to become one of the most musical sensations of all time. However, a childhood tragedy follows throughout his life and his rise to music stardom. As his career blooms Dewey changes his musical styles, becomes addicted to nearly all drugs known, and falls for uncontrollable rage.  
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Top Netflix Comedy Movies To Watch This Weekend

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Snowden Based on the life and struggles of Edward Snowden, this film traces his conflict-filled journey from being a normal Army recruit to a whistle blower who was bent on exposing the problems in the U.S surveillance programs.
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10 Horror Movies on Netflix That You Never Knew

by Kaylen Summers

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

Before I Wake

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

Berlin Syndrome

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


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


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


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


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

He Never Died

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

It Comes At Night

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


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

Jason X

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

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10 Hidden Blockbusters Streaming On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

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


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

The Killing of A Sacred Deer

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

Midnight Special

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

Nocturnal Animals

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


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

Free Fire

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


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

About Time

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


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


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

by Kaylen Summers

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


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

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

The Little Rascals

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

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



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

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

The Death of Stalin

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

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

Lady Bird

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

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

Dolemite Is My Name

Dolemite Is My Name

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

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

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

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

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

A Futile and Stupid Gesture

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

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

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

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

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

The Incredible Jessica James

The Incredible Jessica James

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

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

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List Of Top 10 Will Smith Movies 2021

by Kaylen Summers

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

Enemy of the State

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

Independence Day

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


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

Men In Black

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

Bad Boys for Life

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

The Pursuit of Happyness

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


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

I, Robot

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


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

Winter’s Tale

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

Bird Box

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


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


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


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

The Ritual

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


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

The Monster

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

The Golem

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


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

Phobia 2

This is a Thai horror film that is a compilation of five short stories. The stories pack all kinds of monsters from zombies to dead human beings. It is an extremely eerie film that has so much spook factor wrapped into it that it is probably difficult to watch all the films in one go. The horror in each film is on point and it will definitely give you those chills down your entire body.
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Terrifying Movies That You Don’t Want To Watch Alone

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

The ABCs of Death (2012 Film)

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

Curse of Chucky (2013 Film)

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

Little Evil (2017 Film)

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

Hush (2006 Film)

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

1922 (2017 Film)

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

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

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

The Babadook (2014 Film)

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

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10 Hidden Gems Worth Watching This Month

by Kaylen Summers

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

Ordinary Love

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


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

I Used to Go Here

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


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


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

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

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


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

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

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


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

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

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

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10 Mouth-Watering Hulu Shows About Food

by Kaylen Summers

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


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

Food Network Star

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

Cupcake Wars

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

Guy’s Grocery Games

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

Kitchen Nightmares

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

After Hours

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

Top Chef Masters

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

Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmerman

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

The F Word

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

Worst Cooks in America

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Pretty Woman

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

Love Actually

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

Me Before You 

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


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


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

Dirty Dancing

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

Bridget Jones’ Diary

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

Like Crazy 

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

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10 Best Show To Watch On Prime Video

by Kaylen Summers

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

American Gods

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

Good Omens

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

The Tick

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


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

Downtown Abbey

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


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


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


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

The Expanse

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

Black Books

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

All Good Things

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

The Bling Ring

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

In Cold Blood

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

American Hustle

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

Catch Me If You Can

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

Memories of Murder

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


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


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

All the President’s Men

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


This is a clincher from none other than director David Fincher. It tells the story of California’s Zodiac killer who went on a murder spree. The film is narrated with a suspenseful precision and it snowballs into something larger and deeper with each scene. It has all the characteristic elements of a David Fincher crime thriller. What makes it even more intense is its reference to the actual happenings that led to the making of this film.
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Top 8 Superhero Movies On Disney Plus

by Kaylen Summers

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


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

Ant-Man and the Wasp

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

Iron Man 3

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

Avengers: Age of Ultron

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

Black Panther

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


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

Doctor Strange

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

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

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

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8 Netflix Rom-Coms For Teenagers

by Kaylen Summers

Here are movies that pay homage to the sweet sixteens;

See You Yesterday

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

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

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


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

Sierra Burges Is a Loser

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

Candy Jar

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

Alex Strangelove

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


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

The Kissing Booth

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

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10 Great Movies That You’ve Never Heard About

by Kaylen Summers

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


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

The Station Agent

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

Search Party

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

Ad Astra

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

Muriel's Wedding

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

Her Smell

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

Winter's Bone

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

Little Children

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


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

Irma Vep

This is an out-of-the-box, different kind of film that focuses on a woman who plays the role of a female thief, in a film within a film. It follows the disorientation of the director as the film is made, as well as critiques the general plight of the film industry through him. This is a rad, unconventional film and may not be for everyone. But if you can watch it, it will sure turn out to be an experience in itself.
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Top 8 Sci-Fi Movies On HBO To Stream This Weekend

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Aliens (1979)

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

Upgrade (2018)

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

Rise of the Planet of Apes (2011)

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

Robocop (1987)

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

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

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

The Abyss (1989)

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

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

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

Midnight Special (2016)

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

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8 Gangster Shows That Will Make You Feel Like One

by Kaylen Summers

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

Have a look.

The Wire

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

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The Sopranos

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

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Boardwalk Empire

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

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Sneaky Pete

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

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Animal Kingdom

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

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

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

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Romanzo Criminale

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

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8 Great Movies To Bring You Peace Of Mind

by Kaylen Summers

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

Awake: The Life of Yogananda

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

One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das

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


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


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

Little Buddha

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

Ashes and Snow

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


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


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

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8 Romantic Movies For Singles To Enjoy

by Kaylen Summers

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

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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

Under Tuscan Sun

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

Legally Blonde

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


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

500 Days of Summer

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

How To Be Single

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

The First Wives Club

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

Bridget Jones’ Diary

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

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10 Crazy Travel Movies That Everyone Should Watch

by Kaylen Summers

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

Eat Pray Love

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

The Inbetweeners 2 (2014)

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

The Hangover Part II (2011)

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

The Beach (2000)

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

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

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

Eurotrip (2004)

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

Letters to Juliet (2010)

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

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (2018)

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

A Good Year (2006)

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

P. S. I Love You (2007)

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

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

Drive (2011)

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

It Comes At Night (2017)

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

The Hateful Eight (2015)

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

Panic Room (2002)

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

Frozen River (2008)

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

Jackie Brown (1996)

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

The Cell (2000)

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

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10 Awesome Comedy Movies To Watch On Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

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

Happiest Season

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

Ingrid Goes West

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

The Nice Guys

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

Say Anything

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

Support the Girls

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

Greener Grass

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


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

Big Time Adolescence

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


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

Four Weddings And A Funeral

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

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

Rain Man (1988)

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

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

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

 Black Swan (2010)

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

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

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

Memento (2000)

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

Reign Over Me (2007)

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

Ordinary People (1980)

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

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10 Best Groundbreaking Fantasy Films

by Kaylen Summers

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

1. Groundhog Day

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

2. My Neighbour Totoro

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

3. A Matter of Life and Death

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

4. The Dark Crystal

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

5. La Belle et la Bête

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

6. Spirited Away

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

7. Ugetsu Monogatari

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

8. Onward

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

9. King Kong

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

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

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

1. Blue Is The Warmest Colour

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

2. Hellboy

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

3. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

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

4. Oldboy

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

5. A History Of Violence

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

6. Persepolis

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

7. Snowpiercer

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

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

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

10. 30 Days Of Night This film is based on a comic book by illustrator, Ben Templesmith, where he presents a haunting and gruesome take on vampires. Adapted skilfully, this film was a success, calling attention to both the source material and the vampire genre in general. It is scary, brilliant, and at the same time ripe with layers of psychological horror. It is considered one of the best adaptations in the genre.
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10 Parenting Movies Every Parent Should See

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Yours, Mine, And Ours

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

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

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

10.This Is 40 This is almost a sequel to Knocked Up. It follows Pete and Debbie as they navigate their lives as parents, professionals, and lovers, all while handling an early mid-life crisis. This film is witty and so very true to parenthood. It explains mid-life crisis and how parenting as a huge responsibility can add to the stress of getting it all right. It is relatable and you cannot help falling in love with these genuinely written characters.
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10 Best Enemies-To-Lovers Stories of All Times

by Kaylen Summers

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

You’ve Got Mail

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


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

Star Wars

The instant Han Solo meets Princess Leia in Star Wars: A New Hope, they have animosity towards each other. Princess Leia is responsible and selfless, whereas Han Solo is selfish. She is not impressed with him, even calling him a “stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking” man. So, when they ultimately kiss and admit that they love each other, it’s surprising but also endearing. Their love endured through many trials, and they are one of the most memorable enemies-to-friends couples there is. Buffy The Vampire Slayer When Buffy Summers first meets Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she wants to slay him. After all, she’s supposed to because he’s a vampire. At the same time, he’s ready to kill her. Eventually, the two grow to respect one another and ultimately love each other. The relationship did have toxic elements, but still, the chemistry of this couple is quite undeniable.

When Harry Met Sally

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

The Vampire Diaries

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

10 Things I Hate About You

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

Once Upon A Time

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

Pride & Prejudice

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


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

by Kaylen Summers

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

1. Dead Poets Society

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

2. Marley and Me

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

3. Pride and Prejudice

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

4. If Beale Street Could Talk

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

5. Gladiator

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

6. The Colour Purple

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

7. A Walk to Remember

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

8. A Star Is Born

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

9. Sophie's Choice

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

10.The Lion King

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

1. Sexy Beast

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

2. Heat

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

3. Logan Lucky

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

4. The Usual Suspects

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

5. Baby Driver

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

6. Reservoir Dogs

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

7. Inception

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

8. Quick Change

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

9. Thief

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

10. The Killing

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

1. Point Break

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

2. The Fox And The Hound

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

3. Superbad

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

4. The Shawshank Redemption

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

5. Lethal Weapon

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

6. Pineapple Express

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

7. Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure

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

8. The King’s Speech

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

9. The Odd Couple

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

10. Lord of the Rings

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

1. It Follows

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

2. Friday The 13th

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

3. Trick 'R Treat

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

4. Shaun Of The Dead

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

5. Suspiria

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

6. Repulsion

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

7. Don’t Look Now

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

8. Get Out

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

9. The Thing

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

10. 28 Days Later

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Birders Borders are for humans. For migratory birds, there are no birds and they are uniting birdwatchers from both sides of the US and Mexico border each year.  These birders observe, record, monitor, and fight for the rights of their rare and wonderful species. Watch now
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10 Popular Disaster Movies That Actually Existing

by Kaylen Summers

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

1. Airplane!

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

2. San Francisco

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

3. Contagion

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

4. The Poseidon Adventure

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

5. Melancholia

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

6. Miracle Mile

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

7. A Night to Remember

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

8. The Birds

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

9. The Towering Inferno

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

10. Titanic

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

1. Old Yeller

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

2. Aladdin

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

3. Queen of Katwe

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

4. Pollyanna

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

5. The Jungle Book

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

6. Saving Mr. Banks

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

7. Miracle

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

8. Remember the Titans

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

9. Mary Poppins

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

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

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

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

2. Black Panther

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

3. Avengers: Age of Ultron

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

4. Furious 7

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

5. The Lion King

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

6. Jurassic World

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

7. Avengers: Infinity War

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

8. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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

9. Titanic

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

10. Avatar

This is the second highest-grossing movie ever made. The film is modern mythmaking at its most foundational. The way the world in this film unfolds is incredibly sharp. The characters never feel alien because they are so relatable and grounded. The film attracted an audience of all age groups and was loved. That has made this film one of the benchmarks with respect to box office success.
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Golden Globes 2021: Where To Watch The Nominated Movies

by Kaylen Summers

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


⌛2h 12m 📺Drama, Comedy

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

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One Night in Miami

⌛1h 54m 📺Drama

Nominated for: Supporting actor, director, and song.

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Over the Moon

⌛1h 40m 📺Family, Musical

Nominated for: Best picture (animated).

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Palm Springs

⌛1h 30m 📺Comedy, Rom-com

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

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

⌛1h 34m 📺Drama, Musical

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

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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

⌛1h 36m 📺Comedy, Mockumentary

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

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Pieces of a Woman

⌛2h 06m 📺Drama

Nominated for: Lead actress (drama)

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Sound of Metal

⌛2h 10m 📺Drama, Music

Nominated for: Lead actor (drama)

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The Midnight Sky

⌛1h 58m 📺 Drama, Sci-fi

Nominated for: Score

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The United States Vs. Billie Holiday

⌛2h 10m 📺 Drama, Music

Nominated for: Lead actress (drama), song

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The Trial of the Chicago 7

⌛2h 10m 📺Drama

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

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⌛1h 43m 📺 Fantasy, Comedy

Nominated for: Best picture (animated)

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The Prom

⌛2h 12m 📺 Musical, Comedy

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