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10 Meryl Streep Movies You Shouldn’t Miss

by Kaylen Summers

Meryl Streep is a performer who is in her own league. She debuted as a Broadway actor and went on to be nominated for 21 Academy Awards and is to date the most nominated actor at the Golden Globes. Her stature in cinemas unquestionable and she has delivered some of the most iconic characters ever. Here are some of her best performances to not miss:

Julie and Julia

Meryl Streep plays the inimitable culinary expert Julia Childs in this breezy, warm film. It is the story of her, and a young aspiring chef who is inspired by her. Meryl Streep fits perfectly into Julia Child’s shoes as if the two were one person! Her charm, wit, and technique make it absolutely believable that she is a chef and a lover of food. She carries the film on her shoulders and delivers a performance that you will want to watch again and again.

The Devil Wears Prada

Meryl Streep fascinates yet another time in this sophisticated film about fashion and glamour. She plays the editor of the most coveted fashion magazine in New York. Her new assistant, a young woman in awe of her is unable to keep up with her volatile ways of working. The film is a fun take on how they find their balance. Meryl Streep is forthcoming, agile, and very assertive in her portrayal. The character’s layers come through with nuance in her brilliant performance. She sure is a treat to watch in this film.

The Post

This is a political thriller based on real events. It chronicles the attempts of a few journalists at The Washington Post to publish documents related to the infamous Pentagon Papers. Meryl Streep plays the woman editor who handles the publishing of the materials along with her subordinates. She shines through with her committed performance as a headstrong, ethical journalist. The film also depicts how gender is a means of discrimination while handling news items of political significance. Ms. Streep carries all the weight of the layers of this character with a sense of ownership, making it yet another gem of a performance from her.

Heartburn

This is the story of a food critic and a newspaper reporter falling in love and trying to start a family. Meryl Streep plays the self-aware food critic who is nonchalant and very charismatic. She gives a great performance as a woman who has fallen in love with a man who is unsure if he can be a family man. The pangs of new love, the uncertainty of being in a long-term relationship, the conflicts of motherhood. Etc. come through very convincingly in her portrayal. She brings new life and elevates and otherwise rom-com material into something more substantial and impactful. This is a film that is real and relatable, and, her performance enhances its believability many notches higher.

She Devil

This is the story of an underconfident housewife who tries her best to save her marriage. Her husband is in love with a glamorous novelist played by Meryl Streep, and he leaves the marriage to be with her. What follows is how the wife plots revenge to get back at both of them. Meryl Streep slays as the other woman who is mysterious, luring, and hated by the wife. She is sophisticated, suave, and edgy. Her wit and dark humor only enhance the impact of her performance. This is a fun comedy-drama that you will really like.

Death Becomes Her

This is a black comedy fantasy film about two women – a writer and an actor who have a crush on the same man. They drink a magic potion for eternal youth and accidentally end up being immortal. Meryl Streep plays the neurotic, narcissistic actor who is love lorn and mad about making it to the top. She brings forth the comic element of the story very engagingly. Her chemistry and on screen presence is stunning and she walks in and out of the scenes with natural ease. Watch this film for a fun, exciting experience.

The Iron Lady

In a biopic of Margret Thatcher, United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, Meryl Streep plays the part and delivers one of her most significant performances of all time. She won an Oscar for the part and rightfully so. She is fierce, sensitive, and extremely assertive as Ms. Thatcher. She is so convincing that she almost disappears into the skin of the character. She breathes her own life to the role while also keeping intact the fundamental traits of the Prime Minster. Watch this film for a solid performance from this legendary actor.

The Bridges of Madison County

In one of the most sensational films of all time, Meryl Streep plays Francesca, a housewife in the suburbs of the country who has the house to herself for a few days. She meets a man who documents the bridges of different places and the two develop an attraction that is fated, consuming and beautiful. Ms. Streep is a dream to watch in this film. Her natural sensuousness spills over onto her performance and what you see on screen is a chemistry so immersive that it is difficult to forget.

August: Osage County

This is a comedy that is based on a dysfunctional family. Meryl Streep plays the matriarch of the family who suffers from cancer. Her children visit her for an unexpected family reunion post a tragic incident. She is annoyingly convincing as the matriarch! You will want to love to hate her because her performance is that believable. The film reflects on themes of honesty, acceptance and love in families. All the tension is brought forth by the screen presence of Ms. Streep, who binds the characters together with her effervescence.

Manhattan

This is a film about a twice-divorced man who tried to figure his life out. Meryl Streep plays his former wife who leaves him for a woman. She played the role of a bisexual woman way ahead of her time. Her performance makes sexuality a normal, acceptable thing instead of overtly sensationalizing it. She exudes her natural ease and presents herself perfectly as a woman who is exploring herself. This is a film that has many interesting takes on relationships. Meryl Streep stands out with her beautiful performance even though the film has many other actors in important roles.

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10 Best Coming of Age Movies

by Kaylen Summers

The years of growing up when you are too old to be a kid, yet young to be an adult is perhaps the most confusing time of life. Coming of age films capture all the chaos and adventure of those mad years. Here are a few films from the genre that are amazing in their portrayal of life’s most exciting times:

Booksmart

School is a time for hard work and study, but it is also the time to have all the fun you can! This is the story of two girls, high school prodigies, who realize that all the academic laurels they earn make no sense if they forget to enjoy their time. So they decide to hit the most happening year-end party and things turn really crazy. This is a fun film about two young adults who are just taking a break from being responsible. We have all been there, haven’t we?!

American Honey

A loud, racy film about a young teenager, American Honey captures all the chaos of becoming an adult. It follows a girl who is confused, curious, and aimless – something that teenagers bring with them for all of us. The story is deeply immersive in her world that is full of music and a constant search for a sense of belonging. The narrative brings out what teenage feels like to most women, and how clueless they often get given that it is also an age when they are most restricted by parents and society at large.

Call Me By Your Name

This is a whirlwind of a romance between a 17-year-old boy and his father’s research assistant. The story is a welcome change in terms of its portrayal of a gay romance in the most beautiful manner. When a teenager and an adult fall in love, the dynamics are bound to be turbulent. The boy in all his confused teenage mental state experiences a longing so pure that it guides his emotional and sexual coming of age in the most unexpected ways. Watch this film to have your heart squeezed out by some exquisite romance.

Lady Bird

In her final year of Catholic school, Christine changes her name to Lady Bird in her search for reinvention like most teenagers. She has a year of college to get through and the plot comes alive with all the classic elements of a coming of age story like romance, friendships, fitting in, conflicts with family..etc. The film is entertaining and also very representative of the in-betweens that teenagers often presents us with. It is a complicated age in terms of the physical and emotional changes a person goes through and the film portrays all of those confusing feelings with a subtle sense of understanding.

Mustang

Set in a remote Turkish village, this is the story of five young orphaned sisters and their struggles of growing up in a conservative neighborhood. Themes of sexuality, acceptance, and social confirmation that women experience are dealt with in the film. The plot is rife with depictions of how society treats young women differently and imposes a certain moral code on them while their male counterparts live a more free and unsupervised life. The film is very relatable and real owing to its honesty of emotions and that makes it a very fulfilling watch.

Little Women

Adapted time and again in different versions, there is no other story more coming of age than Little Women, a novel by Louisa May Alcott. This is one of the oldest and most classic versions of the film that tells the story of four sisters as they navigate their lives and ambitions. The film depicts how women are often taught to downsize their intelligence to suit the egos of their male counterparts and how sometimes being married becomes the most important identity of women. Those who try to swim against this tide are doomed to an isolated life that is characterized by loneliness and a constant conflict between being free and giving in.

The Spectacular Now

Based on the age-old trope of a young bookish girl dating a high school bad boy, this is a film that treats the subject in a very different manner. The passion of the young sweethearts is so real and innocent that it will make you want to go back to your own school love. There is something undeniably charming about naïve young adults falling in love and the fact that they are opposites only adds to it. Watch this film to be reminded of the beauty of young love and the ways in which it sparks excitement like none other in teenage minds.

Boyhood

Boyhood is a coming-of-age film that literally explains how nothing major happens in these years of growing into an adult from a teenager. It follows the protagonist for 12 years and is filmed at different locations over time to document his life as an adolescent. The film making technique is unique and explores the patience it requires in life to accept change, grow as a person, and brace through experiences that are new and sometimes uncomfortable. Filled with brilliant performances and beautiful music, this is a film that is a must-watch for lovers of the coming-of-age genre.

Girlfight

Teenage is often characterized by unmanageable temper for most youngsters. This is the story of a teenage girl who always loses her temper and is trying to climb out of her chaotic high school life. She accidentally steps into the boxing ring one day and gets hooked to the sport. The controlled display of aggression in the ring helps her feel anchored and to tame her own anger in personal spaces. The film depicts how she uses the sport as a personal tool to help herself out of her turbulent teenage life.

Rebel Without A Cause

This is a film that explores the lives of suburban middle-class teenagers. The film explores themes of decay of purpose among the youth, problematic parenting patterns, and the conflicts between generations. The narrative tries to bring forth an excellent commentary on how the young are treated in lesser elite communities and how their aspirations are often limited by their social status. The consequences of capitalism on young minds is also a theme that overarchingly appears throughout the plot.

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10 Best Romantic Movies of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

All of us love a good love story! Here is a list of some of the best, most timeless onscreen romances that will sweep you off your seat:

Casablanca

Regarded as the most romantic film of all time, Casablanca is a timeless tale of love. It follows a lonely bar owner who has to make a difficult choice between being with his lover and helping his husband crossover the border. The two lovers meet in Casablanca where he owns his bar in a turn of coincidence and they are suddenly drawn into their old love that perhaps still remains aflame in their hearts. What follows is how they resolve the situation and whether or not they choose one another, yet again.

Love and Basketball

This is a coming-of-age love story between two teenagers who get together through their shared love for basketball. As they age, their love for the sport and each other grows, and they become bonded more than ever. This is a classic love story of two people growing together and includes all its related themes like music, career, life, priorities, and the like. Beautifully executed with some amazing performances, Love, and Basketball is a love story for all times.

Before Trilogy

This is a 3 part trilogy by Richard Linklater which chronicles the love story of Jessie and Celine, two youngsters who accidentally meet during a trip. The three parts – Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight is symbolic of the various stages in a romantic relationship. The story spans over several years and depicts the characters in their youth, midlife, and early old age. The narrative is such that it is filled with conversations between the two characters, bringing out the importance of communication in sustaining a romance and also indicating that growing together as individuals is an essential component of love.

Brokeback Mountain

This is a film that explores the romance between two young men as they spend time together at a mountainside. The film is a beautiful take on same-sex romances and portrays the complex, delicate love of the protagonists with a subtle sense of understanding. Widely acclaimed by critics and movie lovers alike, this is a film that was ahead of its times. The theme of homosexual love was not explored when this film came out. It set the conversation rolling on the topic and did a wonderful job of telling a fragile story in the most sensitive way.

When Harry Met Sally

After meeting through a cross-country trip, Harry and Sally keep trying to meet each other again for almost a decade in this romantic comedy that lifted the standard of the genre from mindless feel goodness to something substantial. The love between the two protagonists is tender, yet loud and urgent. The viewer is sure to feel their pangs in this beautifully crafted story with great performances, amazing background score, and complementing visuals.

Bridges of Madison County

Francesca is a housewife who gets to have her house to herself for the first time in many years. As she relaxes and enjoys her peace, a photographer who is covering bridges of the suburbs passes by and she accidentally is bound to be host to him. What follows is an electric, fated romance that has the both of them in a whirlwind of emotions that they did not expect to every experience. What follows is how they deal with themselves and what choices they make in the end about their love and relationships.

In The Mood For Love

Written, produced, and directed by the cinematic genius Wong Kar Wai, this is a film that is so atmospheric that you will fall in love with each frame. It is the story of a man and woman whose spouses have an affair and who slowly develop a romantic affinity for each other themselves. Complex, intense, and deeply poetic, this is a film that is regarded as a classic in world cinema. The music is stunning and the performances are so fluid that it is an unforgettable experience for every movie lover.

Titanic

You may have watched it, but any list of timeless love stories is incomplete without a mention of Titanic! Set against the tragic journey of the Titanic that eventually sank in the ocean, this is the story of Jack, a man of modest means, and Rose, an aristocratic woman. The movie is so iconic that its dialogues and scenes have been etched in the memories of viewers who have watched it. Watch this film if you have not for a love story that swims across time and death.

Call Me By Your Name

A story about a young teenager who falls in love with his father’s research assistant, this is a film that explores gay romance in all its glory and intensity. The dynamic between a teenager and his older lover is unlike anything we have seen on screen and it is so poignant that it is hard to forget. The film is bold in its narrative yet subtle in its presentation. The urgent restlessness of an almost forbidden love comes through so seamlessly in the film that you will be left with a soft, lovelorn heart in the end!

The Notebook

Based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel of the same name, this is perhaps one of the most-watched love stories of all times. It is a classic story of how love finds its way against all odds. What begins as a summer romance for Noah and Allie becomes an emotion that they cannot live without. The relationship is condemned by her mother and the couple meet and part in ways that spark more longing in them than ever. Watch to find out what happens to their burning romance and how they manage to keep the fire alive across borders and time.

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10 Essential Feminist Movies Everyone Should Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Gone are the days of treating women like lesser human beings. We are in the era of inclusion and parity and cinema has played a major role in creating dialogues around these topics. Here are a few kickass feminist films that you must watch if you want to be a part of the change:

Kill Bill

Kill Bill is a 2 part American martial arts revenge story written and directed by Quentin Tarantino with Uma Thurman in the lead. Thurman stars as the lead character Bride who sets on a journey to take down the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad and their leader Bill, who tried to kill her and her unborn child. The film is racy and packed with scenes that showcase the true resilience of the female mind and body. It is an inspiration to be strong against odds and shows that anger is not only for men to exhibit.

Thelma and Louise

Thelma and Louise is an American female buddy road film that has attained the status of a cult classic over the years. Directed by Ridley Scott, this is the story of two friends who embark on a road trip and land in unforeseen circumstances. There are many moments in the film that remind us that most other mainstream films stereotype women. This film is a welcome change compared to them, and it explores female friendship in ways that we have not seen before on screen.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

This is a historical period film that explores the romance between a female painter and an aristocratic woman whose portrait she is commissioned to paint. The visual language of the film is so acutely feminist in its perspective that this film can be called a manifesto on the female gaze in filming. It has stunning landscapes, piercing dialogues, and a love story for all of eternity to remember. Watch it for an experience like none other.

All About My Mother

Pedro Almodovar is a director you must not miss if you like films with strong female protagonists. All About My Mother features complex, resilient women who navigate life with a fire that is unstoppable. Subtle in appearance but steadfast in their decisions, the film explores themes of sexuality, relationships, and the many social stigmas surrounding the choices of women. What unfolds in the course of the story is nothing short of a celebration of female survival skills against all odds.

4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days

This is a film that showcases Romania’s history of negating women’s right to abortion. The film takes an evident pro-choice stand in its narrative. The story revolves around two women, one of who is helping the other to procure an illegal, potentially fatal abortion in clandestine. The film shows how difficult it is for women to exercise their own choices when the entire social and political system forces them to concur to their standards.

Daughters of the Dust

This is the first feature film directed by an African-American woman and theatrically distributed in the United States. Set in 1902, this is the story of three generations of African -American women who finally decide to move to the north of America. The film explores themes of separation, conflict of identity, and how women deal with alienation in regimes where they are a racial minority. Critics and film lovers unanimously refer to this film as one of the most significant pieces of art that feature extraordinary female characters.

A Woman Under The Influence

Mabel is a housewife who is married to a construction worker. She is addicted to alcohol, suffers from mental health issues, and is on the edge. Unlike loud portrayals of women, this is a story of silent strength. Mabel is fragile but now weak. The film explores the monotony and emotional isolation faced by most housewives and how that affects their mental and emotional health. It also explores why men often tend to add to the distress of their wives by being absent physically as well as emotionally.

One Sings, The Other Doesn’t

Agnes Varda is a French director you must not miss. She makes films with strong female characters and explores themes that break stereotypes. This is one of her finest films about two women and their friendship et against the feminist movement in France in the 1970s.

It talks about women and their right to their biological choices. Society often exerts immense pressure on women to confirm and make choices that are convenient for everyone. Agnes paints a complex, relatable picture of how women keep up with such stigmas and yet assert their personalities in their own ways.

The Passion of Joan of Arc

This is a French silent film based on the actual record of the trial of Joan of Arc. Widely regarded as a landmark in film making, the film was accepted critically by reviewers the world over. The film was shot on one huge concrete set modeled on medieval architecture in order to realistically portray the Rouen prison. The film is known for its cinematography and use of close-ups. A celebration of Joan of Arc’s life, strength, and determination, this is a piece of cinema that you must not miss.

The Kids Are All Right

Most of the mainstream cinema has treated lesbian relationships as something unnatural or sensational. This is a film that has an understated take on a lesbian relationship. It features a married lesbian couple raising their kids together. The film is a comedy that brings forth the conditioning around same-sex marriages in a light yet poignant manner. Filled with brilliant performances, a beautiful background score, and a very subtle sense of strength, this is yet another take on strong women who fight odds to make their own choices.

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10 Movies About Serial Killers

by Kaylen Summers

The line between sanity and sycophancy is so thin, you never know when they may mingle! Serial killers have been a theme that filmmakers and viewers have always been obsessed with. Here are some of the best films based on serial killers for you to watch:

The Silence of The Lambs

The first character that comes to mind when you say the word serial killer is perhaps Dr. Hannibal Lecter. A cannibal who cooks and serves his preys to his guests, Hannibal is one of the most terrifying characters of all time. The silence of the Lambs follows a young officer who uses the help of an imprisoned Hannibal to understand the psychology of the killer she is currently trying to nab. Chilling and undeniably haunting, this is one of the best depictions of how a serial killer’s mind works.

The Clovehitch Killer

A film with all the classic elements of a serial killer movie, this is about a killer who was on a murder spree in the town. Years later, just when you think he is done, you realize maybe he is not. Exploring themes of social confirmation, human tendency to be violent, and the problems of suppression imposed by a dogmatic society, the film is a haunting take on violence and gore. Watch this film for an experience that will leave a very lasting impact on your mind.

The Hitcher

This is the story of a murderous, maniac hitchhiker who hunts down an unsuspecting couple. The film is visceral as it explores the philosophical motivations of a serial killer, trying to showcase the extent of madness the human mind is capable of. Terror is brought forth in the narrative through the mystery surrounding the killer’s motivations unveiling the sheer unpredictability of violence. Watch this film for an immersive take on how the mind of criminals works and what lies on the other side of sanity.

God Bless America

This film follows a troubled man with a problematic marriage who decides to go on a killing spree of the people he feels do not deserve to be alive. Though modeled on a serial killer storyline, the film explores the sheer rudeness human beings are capable of to each other in a society. The protagonist’s violence is not solely against his victims, but also against the society which stereotypes people and sets standards for everyone based on herd mentality.

Black Widow(1987)

This film takes the femme fatale concept to its most glorious heights by showcasing a female serial killer who is unstoppable and a police agent who is bent on bringing her before the law. The killer is one who marries rich old men and murders them for their money. While the two women piece together their games, we witness a racy, thrilling narrative unfold. The performances of the leading ladies are neck to neck and the film is full of intrigue, mystery, and all the substantial elements of a cat and mouse serial killer movie.

Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile

A middle-aged man goes on a murder spree after the death of his mother. He was raised by his mother to be strictly religious and staunchly misogynistic. The film follows his motivations behind his act of violence. Though the title has the word necrophilia, the protagonist does not exhibit any such characteristics in the film. The plot is very mysterious and delves deep into the psyche of gender-based violence and what it is to be a man who thinks women are his to violate or mutilate because he belongs to a privileged gender.

Frenzy

One of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpieces, this is a film about a serial killer in London and the ex-Air Force serviceman he implicates. Hitchcock is known for his storytelling patterns that induce curiosity, terror, and surprises. The same follows in this film with absolutely haunting music and performances that seem very real. The plot is full of interesting anecdotes on real murder mysteries in London and if you are a serial killer geek, there is plenty in here for you to go back and read!

Zodiac

One of director David Fincher’s best, this is the story of the hunt for a deadly serial killer who terrorized the U.S with his letters and bloodstained clothing that he sent to the police force after his murders. The movie explores the efforts of the officers to nab a criminal whose identity is unknown and hence the possibility that he could be anyone is something that makes the entire process very complex. Fincher has a penchant for crime thrillers and this is a classic example of how invested he is in the madness of the human mind.

Monster

Another story with a female serial killer in the lead, this film follows a woman who was an ex-prostitute who murdered seven of her male clients. Widely acclaimed by critics and film lovers alike, the film is a complex depiction of how female rage is rooted in gendered aspects of society. It features a protagonist so fierce yet fragile that it is hard to understand what she might do next. If you like seeing complicated female characters come alive in all their vulnerable, mad glory, this film is definitely for you.

I Saw the Devil

This is a South Korean thriller film about an agent who sets out to trace a serial killer after he murders his fiancé. The plot is deep and haunting as it explores the themes of obsession, chase, and gratification in the act of plotting and executing a murder. The protagonist has trysts with the killer now and then and is attacked and left free by the killer for him to feel powerful in the chase. A storyline that depicts the manic compulsions of a hardened criminal, this is a film that will stay in your mind for quite a while.

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10 Classic Holiday Movies To Watch This Season

by Kaylen Summers

It is the season to take a break from regular life and settle into the spirit of the holiday season. Everything is hopeful with the promise of a new year. This is the perfect time to sit back and watch some holiday films to add to the joy. Here are some holiday movies that you can binge:

Miracle on 34th Street

Little Susan is skeptical about Santa Claus and the myth about the magic of Christmas. She probably gets it from her mother who is a realist. When asked to arrange for a person to pose as Santa for a children’s function, her mother appoints a man who claims to be Santa himself. The film is about how his claims are contested by everyone and how it changes Susan’s and her mother’s attitude towards Christmas, magic, and communion.

Home Alone

Home Alone is an American Christmas family comedy film that is perfect for the holiday season. The film follows a smart little boy Kevin who must safeguard his home from two burglars after his family accidentally leaves him behind on their vacation. Home Alone is one of the most-watched films across the globe owing to its comic moments, beautiful background music, and a huge heart. It is a film that feels like a warm hug, especially in the holiday season with everything narrowing down to friends, family, and fun.

Frosty The Snowman

With his button eyes, a tiny nose, and corncob pipe, Frosty the snowman is a delight to watch. He is the perfect holiday companion who will take you into a fantasy world of goodness, joy and festive cheer. Perfect for children and adults alike, this is a film for the holidays that is unlike any other. Watch this animated movie for a wholesome experience of laughter and hope.

Elf

A comic Christmas tale of an elf who was adopted and raised by Santa’s buddies, this is the story of his journey to New York to find his biological father. He finds the busy world outside the North Pole very disturbing and hard to get used to, but eventually teams with other humans and his father to restore faith in the Christmas cheer. Fun and breezy, this is a film that will not disappoint you.

A Christmas Carol

The world has probably lost count of how many adaptations have been made so far of Charles Dickens’ novella A Christmas Carol. This is by far the most authentic film version with stunning performances and music. Watch the film to see how the unkind, miserly Mr. Scrooge regains faith in Christmas and goodness after he is visited by 3 ghosts. You might be familiar with the story, but it is as timeless as Christmas itself and never a waste of time to watch it again!

A Christmas Story

This is a film that has almost attained the status of a seasonal classic. Christmas morning arrives and Ralphie dives into his presents. He does receive some great but he is disappointed that he did not get the one thing that he wanted more than anything – a Red Ryder Gun. His father leads him to a hidden gift and he opens it to find the gun. What follows is how he gets into trouble with his new holiday present.

Klaus

Klaus is a beautiful hand-drawn animated film that fits perfectly with the holiday season. The story follows the friendship between a lazy postman and old Klaus who must team up to restore the Christmas cheer among people. The animation is stunning, with amazing music that sets the mood for the season of excitement and happiness. Watch this film for a fun-filled experience.

Rudolph: The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph is the naughty little reindeer with a button red nose who leads the other reindeers who pull Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve. With a spirited soundtrack, stunning animation, and heart-warming moments, Rudolph is a character that you will want to pull out of the screen and keep to yourself! Watch the film for a visual experience that will add to your holiday cheer.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Considered a classic holiday watch, this is the story of the Grinch who lives outside Whoville and despises the Christmas spirit. Grumpy and bent on taking away the spirit of the season from the townsfolk, Grinch is the embodiment of pessimism and doom. A smart little girl sets out to reform him and show him how happy he could be if he comes to the other side of the world!

It’s a Wonderful Life

This is the story of how goodness begets goodness. An all-time holiday staple, the plot follows George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel. The angel then shows him how his acts of goodness have impacted so many lives and how his wife’s life would have been much sadder had he not been born. This is a film that instills hope and faith in life even in deeply troubling times. Just what we all need to watch now, isn’t it?

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10 Christmas Movies to Watch on Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

The season of hope and happiness is here! Christmas time is always associated with cheer and the anticipation of better times ahead in the coming year. Here are a few Christmasy films you can watch on Amazon Prime to add to the season’s spirits:

The Holiday

The Holiday is a fun, warm film about two women who are tired of love. Heartbroken and alone for Christmas, they decide that they need a change of scene. Through the internet, they find each other and make a plan to swap homes for Christmas. They pack and go to each other’s homes to escape monotony and heal. But life has some unexpected blessings in store for them! Watch to know how it ends for the two.

Rise of the Guardians

This is an animated action-fantasy comedy film. The world is about to be engulfed by dark forces in a flight of dreams. The guardians – Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy, and Easter Bunny and Sandman- must save the world from this onslaught. So they come together, along with others to take on the evil forces in a thrilling, funny entertainer that is filled with beautiful voice-overs and great animation.

Elf

This is an endearing story of a boy who gets lost and ends up in Santa’s Christmas sack. He winds up in the North Pole and they raise him as an elf. But as he grows, he realizes he does not fit in and sets off to New York to find his real parents. All is not warm and accommodating in the big city and what follows is how the elf-man makes his way through other humans. Funny, breezy, and full of heart, this is a movie you will love for the season.

Polar Express

Polar Express is an animated adventure film that also features human characters using live-action motion capture animation. The execution is absolutely stunning and the human and animated elements fit seamlessly to create a fantasy world of thrill and intrigue. The story follows a young boy who boards a mysterious train to the North Pole on Christmas eve. Watch to find out what awaits him on his trail!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

This is a Christmas fantasy comedy film adapted from the book of the same title by Dr. Seuss. It is the first Dr. Seuss book to be adapted into a full-length feature film. This is the story of the green and grumpy Grinch who lives in a cave with his dog, away from the rest of the townsfolk. But as Christmas draws near, he is annoyed by the holiday cheer and decides to take everyone’s happiness away by stealing their gifts. What follows is how his plans progress and who saves everyone’s Christmas in the end.

The Santa Clause

What would you do if you had to be the next Santa Claus?
This is the story of a man who takes on Santa’s Christmas duties after Santa Claus slips on his roof and dies while delivering his present. Following instructions left by Santa, he sets out to deliver gifts only to realize that this is not a one-time affair. He must be the next Santa and live on to fulfill his Santa duties in the coming years! Watch to find out what happens in the end.

A Christmas Carol (2009)

Disney’s third adaptation of Charles Dickens’ story of the same title, this is an animated dark fantasy film. It is the story of a miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge, one of literature’s most famous characters. Scrooge is a man of no merry, who shares no excitement or joy for Christmas and is in no mood to meet, greet, or be part of the community. He is haunted by his former business partner’s ghost who shows him how bad the afterlife is if you are not kind and joyous in life. What follows is how Scrooge deals with all this and what he decides to do about them.

The Man who Invented Christmas

This is a biographical movie about the author Charles Dickens. His book A Christmas Carol was a huge success and also marked his name in the literary world. The film follows the life of an author, who has had no success with his book and finally gets recognized after his story about Christmas. Packed with a lot of historic references and anecdotes, this is a film that is interesting owing to its storyline, execution, and performances.

Almost Christmas

In this Christmas comedy, a man who has lost the love of his life decides to get his whole family together for Christmas to feel better. What he does not factor in is how strained some relationships are within the family and the various ways in which things could explode. The gathering turns out to be a nightmare of uncomfortable events when resentments, quarrels, and complaints surface. The film is funny, dramatic and absolutely entertaining. Watch to have some good laughs.

All I want for Christmas is You

This is an animated film based on Mariah Carrey’s song of the same title. Based on this iconic song that was loved by millions of fans across the world, the movie is an endearing take on little Mariah’s Christmas wish for a tiny puppy. The film is filled with beautiful songs and evocative narration by Carrey herself. The animation stands out owing to its attention to detail and everything about this film is warm, fuzzy, and absolutely joyful.

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10 Best Jennifer Aniston Movies You Can’t Miss

by Kaylen Summers

Jennifer Aniston is an actress who has transcended beyond the screen and becomes a cultural and cinematic icon for her acting journey. She has entertained us for many decades now and she still is the same diva you cannot get enough of. Here are a few of her films that you must not miss:

Derailed

Derailed is about a romance that turns into a dark extortion plot. Usually seen in lighter comedies, this is a film that showcased another side to Jennifer’s acting skills. Her performance is restrained, powerful, and absolutely stunning. This is one of the films that establishes her as a versatile performer who is much more than a gorgeous face.

Horrible Bosses

This is a comedy about three frustrated employees who plot to murder their horribly behaved bosses. Jennifer Aniston stars as the dentist who irritates the life out of her junior making her one among the bosses to be killed. The film was well-received and Aniston shines through as the nasty dentist who is instantly unlikeable with her sass and unforgiving nature. What follows is a dramatic comedy that is worth watching for some good cheer.

Wanderlust

This is a feel-good comedy about George and Linda, who are forced to move to Atlanta due to financial troubles to live with his horrible brother. On their way, they encounter a community where clothes, money, and careers are strictly optional. They decide to be part of the community, only to realize that they have been trading trouble for some peace. Watch Jennifer Aniston in this racy comedy to discover how fun she can be on screen!

Marley and Me

Watch Jennifer Aniston tug at your heart in this sentimental drama about a couple who raise a mischievous dog. The film is heartwarming and so tender that you will need to have a lot of tissues handy to finish it. You will cry many times, but it will be a good kind of crying where you feel glad to live in a world with people who are capable of such kindness. Jennifer’s stellar performance adds to the story and makes it a memorable experience.

The Break-Up

Fed up with dating? Here is a Jennifer Aniston film that is the antonym of a romantic comedy. It follows a couple who are forced to share a house after their break up. The film shows how they struggle to suppress resentments and behave cordially with each other despite wanting to rip each other’s eyes off! Watch this fun film to see where this predicament takes them.

The Good Girl

This is yet another Indie movie that proved that Jennifer Aniston is much more than how she is stereotyped in romantic comedies. The Good Girl is the story of a woman who is unhappy with her marriage and her job at a retail store. Things change for her when she has an affair with a much younger co-worker. Jennifer portrays the role of the confused, unhappy woman with ease and nuance. She pulls the film off on her shoulders with a performance to remember.

Dumplin’

Aniston takes the stage in this comedy where she plays a former beauty pageant queen. She struggles to connect with her daughter who is least interested in the beauty world. The film has great music and Jennifer makes it all the more memorable with her stunning performance as a diva of the beaty world. She is sophisticated, poised, and very evocative as both a confused mother and a composed beauty pageant star.

Friends With Money

Jennifer plays a cash-strapped single woman in a friend group full of successful, married people in this film. This is one of her best and most relatable roles. If you have ever felt like the odd one out in your friend gang especially due to money troubles, this is a character you will instantly identify with. Jennifer is grounded, real, and extremely understated, rendering a performance that reinforces her talents.

The Object of My Affection

Jennifer does an amazing job as a woman who is involved with a gay man. This was one of the first films to explore the relationship between a straight woman and a gay man. Though the movie does not get all the nuances right when you look at it now, it was definitely an attempt worth watching, especially given that Jennifer delivers a believable, beautiful performance in the film.

Office Space

This is a classic dark comedy film that is considered a cult in the genre. Jennifer Aniston plays a frustrated employee in a software company. The film showcases the conflicts of work-life in the early corporate world. There are many scenes in the film which have been parodied repeatedly for their humor. Jennifer delivers a brilliant performance in the film that makes it even more memorable.

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10 Best Christmas Movies on Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

It’s Christmas time and the holiday cheer is all around! Here are a few Christmas films on Netflix that you can watch, cozy in your home to usher in the holiday season:

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

This is an American musical fantasy film that is perfect for the holiday season. The story follows a toymaker’s quest to find the perfect last piece for his newest invention. Once he puts together this new toy, he leaves to celebrates. The toy discovers it will be duplicated in huge numbers and thus lose its uniqueness. Thus unfolds a magical journey of how the toy tries to prevent the plan. This is a fun and festive film that will definitely make you feel wonderstruck.

Holidate

Holidate is a fun romantic comedy about a young woman who hates the holiday season because her family keeps judging her for not being in a relationship. Try as much as she can to avoid going to family gatherings during Christmas, she always ends up being in their presence, being picked upon for her single status. Tired of being questioned all the time, this Christmas she decides to take a man along who will be her date, but only for the holidays! Watch the film to know how that ends for them!!

Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square

This is a Christmas musical comedy film that follows an older woman who returns to her native to evict the residents and sell out her land. The film is a fun, musical, feel-good depiction of how things change between the wealthy, vain woman and the many people who have made a home in the land she wishes to sell. Filled with beautiful songs, rich visuals, and lots of cheer, this is a Christmas film you will remember for many more Christmas seasons to come!

Klaus

Klaus is an animated Christmas comedy film about a careless postman who befriends the old and reclusive Klaus. The film is about how the postman, a lazy worker himself is made to deliver toys by Klaus to the children of the town by jumping down their chimneys. Made with delicate care for the details, the film excels in quality and craft. It is a heart-warming watch for those of you who love to see stories about how people come together to put a smile on each other’s faces. Well, that is what the holiday season is truly about, isn’t it?!

Let it Snow

Let It Snow is an American romantic comedy film based on a young adult novel of the same name by Maureen Johnson. It is the story of a young girl who runs into a rising pop star on Christmas eve. He mistakes her as a paparazzi and when they get stranded by heavy snow, things change in unexpected ways. What follows is a funny, heartful, messy tale of how the two of them bond and develop the most beautiful feelings for each other. If you are looking forward to a breezy romance this Christmas, this is for you.

White Christmas

This is a lovely musical film. Set against World War II, this is the story of a Broadway artist and an aspiring performer. All the elements of a musical come together beautifully in this film to create a happy, hopeful atmosphere amidst the tragic situation. In this year that has drained most of us of our energies, this film is a cheerful reminder of how to hold on to the small joys of life like music, togetherness, and art.

A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish

A teen comedy musical film written and directed by Michelle Johnston, this is the 5th installment of A Cinderella Story franchise. A modern re-telling of the classic fairy tale Cinderella, this is the story of a young girl who aspires to be a singer. After the death of her father, she is left in the care of her stepmother and stepsisters who treat her unkindly. What follows is how she fulfills her dreams and how her life changes around Christmas day. Watch this film for some fairytale-like love, happiness, and some much-needed Christmas cheer.

Angela’s Christmas

This is yet another animated film that will truly put a smile on your face. The story follows little Angela who tries to make sure that everyone in the neighborhood has a great Christmas. The plot in itself is so endearing that it instantly forms a bond with the viewer. The animation is done beautifully, bringing out the spirit of goodness and the essential cheer of the holiday season. Watch this film for some mushy, joyful moments that will surely make you want to put a smile on a loved one’s face, like little Angela.

Get Santa

Get Santa is a British Christmas comedy film about a former getaway driver who is released on parole for Christmas. His supervising officer lets him know that if he misses any scheduled meeting with her, she will send him back to prison. While grappling with this, his son claims to have found Santa in their shed. What follows is a hilarious story of how everything goes haywire and how the characters manage to pull everything together and have a Christmas that is still enjoyable and happy.

Christmas Inheritance

This is a Christmas comedy film about an ambitious heiress who is sent to a small town by her father to deliver a letter to one of his former partners in order for her to be able to inherit the business. The story follows how she gets to this difficult place, and tries to adjust to the minimal comforts until she completes her task. In the process, she learns how joyful it is to help people and to be part of a community to do each other well. This film is a beautiful reminder of why we must all prioritize kindness and that makes it a perfect holiday watch.

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10 Christmas Films to Watch on Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

Hey you, Santa Claus is coming to town! So spread the cheer of the holiday season with some amazing Christmas movies on Hulu. Here are a few you can watch and enjoy:

Happiest Season

We all are fans of Schitt’s Creek and Dany Levy aren’t we?! Dan Levy stars with Kristin Stewart in this holiday romantic comedy that is fun, and perfect to snuggle up and watch. The film is the story of a lesbian couple who goes over to one of their parents’ homes for Christmas. Turns out, not both of them have come out to their family and what follows is how the couple tries to keep it together and prevent the holiday season from being bombed with their secret!

His and Her Christmas

This is a fun story of two journalists working with rival newspapers. They are both single and their family constantly keeps setting them up with potential partners. When one newspaper acquires the other, the two of them come in conflict with who is better at what and the film unfolds into a fun romantic drama that entertains and much as it tugs at the heart.

The Secret of the Nutcracker

This is the story of little Clara who takes off on a journey on Christmas eve to find her father. All she wants for Christmas is to be with her father and he is being held captive in a camp for World War 2 prisoners. Clara sets off determined to find him and help him, a huge task for a child but what follows is how she experiences a Christmas miracle. Tender, moving, and extremely engaging, this is a film that will definitely fill your heart with joy and optimism.

Pixi Saves Christmas

This is an animated film about a brave, steadfast elf who tries to save Christmas from an evil ex- Christmas genie who tries to take away all the season’s magic and cheer. For years the genies have come together to spread joy, but now one of them has decided to mess it up for power and domination. The other genies led by a smart little elf get to the task of stopping evil and restoring the Christmas goodness. Watch this film for a fun take on the good versus evil theme, told in a spectacularly engaging manner.

Holly’s Holiday

Holly is all set to enjoy her perfect holiday. She has a job she likes and is happy. The only thing she wants is the perfect man to sweep her off her feet. Finally, Holly meets the man only to find out that he is nothing but a mannequin who has come to life! She remembers wishing to meet someone like the mannequin while passing by the store in which it has been on display and to her shock, her wish seems to have come true in the most unexpected way. Watch to find out if Holly feels this is the perfect match for her!

12 Dog Days Till Christmas

A troubled teenager is assigned to an animal rescue shelter by his probation officer as part of his community service allotment. He finds himself in a tricky situation when he is supposed to find adoptive homes for 12 dogs before Christmas. The film, as one can infer, is full of dogs and how human beings are often helped by their pets to overcome the bad days. Usher in the festive holiday spirit with these enthusiastic dogs who are sure to steal your heart away!

Every Other Holiday

Recently separated couple with two daughters decides to spend the Christmas together as a family for their children. The reunion is not as easy as they think it is. Old feelings and resentments pop up between the couple who have to keep it together for their girls. But Christmas is a season of magic, and the holiday cheer offers the couple some space to rethink their lost love, perhaps making their children’s wishes come true. Watch to find out how it goes for this family.

Married by Christmas

Sisters Katie and Carrie figure out that the first of them to get married will inherit the family business. Katie already has her wedding planned for Christmas and Carrie realizes she must hurry! This is a fun comedy about how the sisters try to outdo each other to get hold of the inheritance that they both badly need. But all is not easy when you are competing with family. Watch to find out how the sisters deal with their lives this holiday season.

My Dad is Scrooge

This is a fun Christmasy fantasy film where two kids embark on a journey to make their dad a better person in the holiday season. He tries to evict the residents of a local farm after giving them a foreclosure notice. The kids take the help of a few talking farm animals and make attempts to persuade their father to not take their home away from them. In this endearing film about kindness and joy, everything comes together perfectly to form a story that will make you a bit sift in the heart!

A Magic Christmas

A modest, middle-aged man finds himself and his bakery business in a rut. He is unable to give his family the comforts they desire and he keeps feeling more and more apart from his kids. So they decide to go to a cabin in the woods to bond and spend time together as a family. But the trip seems to be doomed from the start and what follows is the host of problems they get into and how they pull together as a family.

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Top 10 Tom Hanks Movies to Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Tom Hanks is one of the finest actors we have. His dedicated performances have elevated all his films far higher than what they may have been conceived to be. Here are a few of his best performances to watch:

The Da Vinci Code

One of the most sensational films of all time, The Da Vinci Code stars Tom Hanks as the iconic Professor Robert Langdon. The character is etched in the minds of readers as the book on which the story is based written by Dan Brown is one of the most top sellers in the world. Tom Hanks did full justice to the character by bringing out all the nuances of it. There could have been a no better choice to play Professor Langdon on screen and all fans agree!

Catch me If You Can

Directed by the one and only Steven Spielberg, this is a cult classic film about a con man and a police officer trying to nab him. Tom Hanks shines through as the police officer who gets conned by the fraudster himself played by Leonardi DiCaprio. Hanks is believable, witty, and extremely charming in his role. He delivers a performance that is one of his best and most popular. He also compliments DiCaprio’s performance beautifully to create the perfect screen experience.

The Terminal

This is a film about a European man who is stuck at an airport in New York as he is denied entry into the U.S. He is also unable to return to his home country owing to a military coup. Tom Hanks plays the upset, agitated man who is enraged at this situation. The film is a comedy-drama that has its own sense of wit and Hanks handles all the nuances of the character perfectly well. He comes through as the character with a subtle ease and one cannot help but fall for his on-screen nonchalance.

Cast Away

In one of his career-best performances, Tom Hanks stars in this drama about a FedEx officer who lands on an abandoned island after a military mission goes haywire. The character goes through a physical and emotional transformation, and Hanks handles the character with brilliance. The quest for survival, the desolation of being stowed away from the world, and the desperation to somehow keep going are all very safe in the hands of Hanks, who has proved himself to be an actor of superior skills through this film. Watch this film if you have not, to see how much an actor can bring to the table with his performance.

Saving Private Ryan

This is a war film written against the backdrop of World War II. It is an intense story about the invasion of Normandy where the U.S captain and his squad go on a search for a lost paratrooper. Tom Hanks plays the captain who is vulnerable yet tough for his subordinates to survive the time of absolute violence and desolation. Hanks delivers a very calculated performance, not letting the layers slip away at any point. He holds together the film with such great dedication that he ends up owning it.

Bridge of Spies

This is a historical drama set during the Cold War. Tom Hanks plays a skilled lawyer entrusted with the negotiations on the release of a U.S. Air Force pilot shot down by the Soviet, in exchange for a Soviet captive from the U.S. Based on true events, the film depicts the complicated tropes of international politics. Tom Hanks carries the role with ease and affirmation. He is very brisk and sharp in his acting, mannerisms that befit a lawyer under tremendous duress.

Forrest Gump

In what is perhaps his most celebrated, loved film, Tom Hanks plays the title character in this comedy-drama. It is the story of several life stages of Forrest Gump, a slow-witted but extremely good-hearted man. Hanks brings out the kindness and commitment of Gump in beautiful ways. He gives a different kind of life to the character and elevates every scene to its maximum potential. The film is held by Hanks on his shoulders. The film has over time become a classic loved by millions the world over.

Apollo 13

This is a stunning docudrama about a space mission to the Moon that gets deranged. Tom Hanks plays the lead astronaut on the team. Based on true events, the film is a fictionalized depiction of America’s failed Apollo mission. Hanks comes through as a steady performer with all the emotional complexities the character requires. He compliments the ensemble cast while also managing to stand out in his own ways. Invested completely in his performance, his on-screen transformation to character is marvelous. He delivers what is demanded with more than a hundred percent finesse.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

This is a biographical drama about a journalist who is assigned to profile television icon, Fred Rogers. Tom Hanks plays Rogers and is absolutely brilliant at it. He is convincing and extremely on point with his performance. Hanks has seasoned into an even better actor in time, and this film is testimony to that. He handles the role with a finesse that only a well-experienced actor can do. He gets everything right about the character and is a true delight to watch on screen.

A-League of their Own

This is a sports comedy-drama with Tom Hanks playing manager to an all women’s baseball team. He is witty, engaging, and absolutely fun. He waltzes in and out of the scene with ease and suave. He brings to the character a firmness, yet careful to not let the excitement slip away. He stands out with his dedicated approach and his comic timing. As always, he is a delight to watch on screen and he does his job amazingly well.

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10 Best Musicals You Must Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Music, as they say, has its own language. When a story is told in musical interludes, it becomes a rich experience in itself. Here are some of the best musical movies you must watch if you enjoy that kind of storytelling:

La La Land

A struggling actress and aspiring jazz musician trying to make it big. Meanwhile, the crossroads with each other and get enchanted with the creative drive of one another. A romance told in musical interludes; La La Land is one of the most popular contemporary musicals that will have your heart melt. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling shine their best as the young couple who do not know what fate has in store for them until they walk the path together.

Les Miserables

Get your tissues out for this one! Set in the 19th century, this is a period musical film about the many struggles of the underprivileged people who are often the worst affected in the face of a crisis. Inspired by Victor Hugo’s novel of the same name, the film is grand in its making, texture, and performances. Critics and film lovers over the world responded with great praise for the film which was also won many international awards.

Chicago

Chicago is a musical black comedy film that is racy, thrilling, and absolutely engaging. It explores the scandal, corruption, and personal lives of people in Chicago in the Jazz Age. Following the lives of two murderesses who are in prison, the film takes you on a musical journey of crime, intrigue, and adventure. Wondering how such a story can be told in the format of a musical? Watch the film to be mesmerized!

Moulin Rouge

This is yet another classic musical film that has attained iconic status for its rich storytelling, soulful music, and glamour. Set in 19th century bohemian Paris, the film is the story of a courtesan and a struggling writer who fall in love but must keep their relationship under the wraps to be safe. There are moments of tension between love and secrecy which add to the clandestine charm of the story. Watch this film if you love a bit of mystery told with music.

Funny Girl

A classic of its own league, this is the story of a young struggling singer who works her way up to make it big on Broadway. The film has Barbara Streisand in her full element and this is regarded as one of her finest performances of all time. Energetic, witty, and stunningly musical, this is a film that will loosen you up and also leave you with a lot of hope and cheer.

My Fair Lady

Starring Audrey Hepburn, the icon herself, this is a re-telling of the timeless fairy tale classic Cinderella. A working-class girl tries to polish herself and try to pass off as a high society woman and what follows is how she lands herself in a soup. Audrey is unforgettable as a modern Cinderella and it is near to impossible to take your eyes off her!

The Sound of Music

A musical for all seasons, this is the story of how a governess looks after a widower’s seven children and restores their faith and cheer in the time of crisis. This is one of the most-watched and loved musicals of all the world. Set against the hills and the open skies of the countryside, this musical is a very hopeful take on how to navigate life even in the most depressing of times.

Singin’ In The Rain

When two actors of silent films join musicals as the film industry transforms from silent films to films with dialogues. Known for its dance scenes with umbrellas and grand sets, this film is one of the most acclaimed and praised films in this genre. The music blends in beautifully with the narrative and the performances are unforgettable.

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins is an American musical fantasy film about a woman who visits a dysfunctional family in London and uses her unique powers to make them more functional. It was very well received and is one of the most top-grossing hits of all times. Stunning performances, a mesmerizing soundtrack, and some unforgettable dialogues make Mary Poppins a favorite even after so many years of its release.

Annie

A story of hope and determination told in musical intervals, this is the story of Annie, an orphan who is taken in by a millionaire during the time of the Great Depression. Through music, dialogues, and incredible performances, the film reminds us that we’re never truly rich until we really can smile from our hearts. A fine blend of fine execution and great messaging, this is a musical film that will make your heart sing.

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10 Most Visually Stunning Films of All Times

by Kaylen Summers

Cinema is an art of visual captivation. Visuals transport us to places we have never been to. Even the places we have seen can seem magical through the lens of a skilled filmmaker. Here are some of the most visually stunning films of all time:

Interstellar

Born out of Christopher Nolan’s brilliant imagination, this is a film about humanity’s exploration of other inhabitable planets. It is extremely difficult to make such a visual landscape believable and Nolan does a stunning job of it in this film. The terrain of planets that we have never seen is depicted so well that we almost feel like we have actually been transported to outer space. This film is unquestionably one of the most captivating films in terms of the visual beauty of all times.

Gravity

Yet another film about outer space, this is the story of astronauts who set out to collect more data. Hit by high-speed debris, they begin to lose each other one by one. The story is about how one of them survives, a lone human being in outer space. The plot itself makes it very difficult to film, owing to its complexity. Capturing the loneliness of being left alone in space is extremely difficult. But the makes do an unquestionable job by crafting visuals that are hard to forget. Watch this film to see some of the most stunning visuals ever made.

Mad Max: Fury Road

This is a dystopian, post-apocalyptic movie when the world is a barren desert. The water supply is controlled by a tyrant who discriminates and tortures people who have no other option but to be at his mercy. The story is about how some rebels join forces to overthrow him. Getting the landscape of a dystopian movie right is not easy. The film excels in its visual execution. The despair and tension of a post-apocalyptic period are brought out skilfully using precisely crafted visuals making it one of the most mesmerizing films to watch.

Life of Pi

Based on the novel of the same name by Yann Martel, this is the story of a stranded boy and a tiger lost in the seas. A tiger is a ferocious animal and to create visuals of the beast along with a human child is no easy feat. The film has moments that show the beauty and terror of the high seas with absolute commitment. The water, swimming dolphins, and stars are all so real that they come alive on screen to make you feel as if you are in the waters yourself. Watch this film to experience the visual beauty yourself.

The Revenant

Set against a snowy, wild terrain, this is the story of a frontiersman and his team who face the odds of nature. He gets attacked by a wild bear and is split away from his crew. The moments of combat between him and the beast make for one of world cinema’s most stunning visuals of all times. The film is atmospheric and deeply haunting owing to the effect the visuals create in our minds. It is a beautiful and horrifying watch, capturing the lone, piercing beauty of difficult landscapes with stunning perfection.

Her

In this modern-day depiction of man’s relationship with machines, a lonely man falls in love with the operating software of his computer. Complex as it sounds, the emotions are made very tangible and relatable through the visuals that humanize the plot. His whims, emotions, and fantasies are depicted with a sense of vulnerability that makes the visual experience one of a kind. Executed with clarity and backed by solid performances, this is yet another visually stunning film that is a must-watch.

The Mulholland Drive

This is a surrealist, neo-noir film about a woman who loses her memory post an accident. She teams up with a friend to find out her true identity and piece her life together. This is a film that is difficult to execute owing to its complexity and psychological layers. But director David Lynch does a brilliant job and brings alive the layers of the woman’s mind on-screen with utmost tangibility. The beauty of the film lies in the way it takes us through the story with visceral imagery.

2001, A Space Odyssey

Directed by the phenomenal Stanley Kubrick, this is the story of man’s search for a monolith in space that first appeared at the beginning of humanity. For a film made in 1968, the visuals are extremely futuristic. To think that the film was made so early on in time with not many references of how to create the visual language for it is unbelievable. Kubrick is at his imaginative, edgy best in the film with his interpretation of the space in his own language. Watch this film to experience the piercing power of great cinematography and art in cinema.

Roma

This is a Mexican film about Cleo, a domestic help who shares a bond with the family she works for. When the man of the house elopes with his mistress, she becomes closer to the wife, thereby, forming a rare bond of womanly tenderness. The film’s visual beauty lies in its minimal simplicity. The imagery is full of real-life moments that seem as though they have been drawn straight out of your solitary thoughts. Watch this film to experience emotions through visuals that you may perhaps never have experienced through films before.

Arrival

This is the story of a linguistic expert who tries to decipher the language of aliens who have landed on Earth in a mysterious spaceship. The visuals of the film succeed in creating a curiosity about how aliens look and behave. It is very different from the usual depictions of aliens and that enhances the imaginative depth of the film. The language of the aliens is shown through signs, and it is unlike anything we have ever seen on screen. Watch this film for a mesmerizing visual treat of beings from the other world.

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10 Best Movies of 2020 That You Might Have Missed

by Kaylen Summers

2020 was a year that we would all like to forget. It was also a year that brought us closer to films because in our isolation we all turned to art for solace. Here are a few of the best films that came out in 2020 that won’t be forgotten:

I am Thinking of Ending Things

As expected, Charlie Kauffman delivered what can be called the film that messed with our minds the most in 2020. This is a film about two lovers driving off to meet the man’s family. On the way, his girlfriend realizes that she wants to break up and thinks of ways in which she can gently communicate the same to him. What follows is a story of deep self-reflection and analysis. If you like films that lead you to questions about your own self and existence at large, this is for you.

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Faced with an unexpected pregnancy, a young girl travels across the state with a friend to find a solution to her problem. This is a very bold, tenderly written film that talks about various relevant themes like women and their right to their own bodies, social prejudices against young independent women, how the State interferes with personal decisions, and the like. This is definitely an important film that came out in 2020 that must not be missed.

Mank

David Fincher fans have something to be excited about in 2020. Mank is his latest biographical drama starring Gary Oldman as Herman Mankiewicz. Mank was a well-known screenwriter and the film documents his life and times while he was writing and developing the screenplay for Citizen Kane. The film makes an analysis of the creative process of a writer, the power structures within cinema as an industry, and the many ups and downs of being in showbiz. Fincher has maintained his elements of intrigue and the film does not disappoint.

Promising Young Woman

A witty, young, tantalizing woman comes across an incident that changes her life. The film which starts out as a revenge comedy progresses into something wild and mad. The films is an immersive take on the double like of women in both the domestic and social space. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was received very well by critics and audiences.

One Night in Miami

What if some of your icons met in a fictionalized setting and spent time hanging out? One Night in Miami is exactly that! Set in 1964, this is a fictionalised portrayal of Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke. They meet in a hotel room in Miami to celebrate Ali’s win over Sonny Liston. This is a film that explores the dynamics between these renowned men and opens up their private aspirations, emotions, and humanizes them for us. It is a fun, crisp, well-written film that is sure to keep you excited throughout. Applauded by critics and moviegoers alike, this is definitely one of the best films of 2020.

The Nest

2020 was nothing short of a thriller film itself! Here is one of the best on-screen thrillers that came out of the year. The Nest is an icy, immersive story about a middle-class couple who move to England in search of better opportunities. What unfolds is a story that ventures into the most unexpected territories with their relationship, social standing and safety hanging in the balance. The film is paced incredibly well, just enough to keep you guessing and also make you want to linger for a bit in every scene. Amazing performances, stunning visuals, and befitting background score make this film one of the best thrillers of 2020.

The Trial of the Chicago 7

It will not be an exaggeration to call this film one of the most sensational releases of 2020. The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a historical legal drama about a group of 7 anti-Vietnam war protestors trying to cross the State lines in Chicago in 1968. The film is loaded with a sharp political critique that is strikingly similar to the events of today’s times. Originally planned as a theatrical release, it was eventually released on Netflix as a result of the pandemic. All the actors have done a fabulous job in this tightly packed drama that became one of the most discussed films of the year.

Soul

One of the most exciting releases of 2020, Soul is a computer-animated comedy-drama that has an African-American protagonist. Produced by Pixar, the film is the story of a middle school music instructor who sets out on a journey to unite his body and soul after a freak accident. He is just about to have his big break at a Jazz concert prior to which he finds himself unable to make music. The story is a warm, witty, and musical journey of him finding his voice and his true love for music. The film has all the ingredients of a good animation film. The voice overs stand out for their depth and every scene is crafted with utmost attention to detail and aesthetics.

The Invisible Man

Loosely based on the novel of the same title by H.G.Wells, this is a science fiction horror thriller that stood out in 2020. The film follows the life of a young woman who feels she is being stalked and manipulated by her boyfriend even after his suicide. Turns out that he has perhaps not passed away, but has made himself invisible somehow and is trying to gaslight her through his presence. Chilling, racy, and intriguing till the last scene, this film is one that will keep you on your toes. It has got its pace and its thrills right, which are complemented by great performances and a curious storyline.

Ammonite

Based on the life and times of British palaeontologist Mary Anning, this is a romantic period drama that made a mark in 2020. The film opens with Anning living in a quiet town with her ailing mother. Her glorious discoveries behind her, she now makes a living by hunting for fossils and selling them to tourists. One such tourist couple visit her and she is entrusted with the care of the wife. What unfolds is a fierce romance between the two women that breaks stereotypes and social norms. The film is a treatise on the all understanding tenderness of female companionship. Kate Winslet stars as Anning and gives an unforgettable performance.

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Land (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Land is the upcoming drama movie that makes the feature-length directorial debut of Golden Globe winner Robin Wright. She also plays the lead role in the movie alongside other actors like Demián Bichir and Kim Dickens. Written by Jesse Chatham and Erin Dignam, Land talks about a local hunter who brings a grieving lawyer from ending her life, as she finds a retreat in the tough wilderness of the Rockies. The movie is set for a world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

Releasing Date: 12 February 2021

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10 Feel-Good Movies to Make You Forget 2020

by Kaylen Summers

The lockdown, isolation, and general sense of despair that 2020 inflicted on the world is not easy to get past. Here are some feel-good films to forget the negativity of the year:

Little Miss Sunshine

This is a fun drama about a family that travels across the country to accompany their daughter who wants to participate in a beauty pageant. The journey has in store for quite many twists and turns that they are completely unaware of. The film packs all the exciting incidents that ensue during their journey and how they overcome them as a family. The humor is natural and stems from the situational slip-ups of the family members trying to navigate obstacles.

We’re the Millers

This is a hilarious crime comedy about a drug dealer who is forced by his boss to smuggle drugs from Mexico. He decides to execute the task by road and pretends to be on a family road trip. He gets a stripper, a petty thief, and a teenage neighbor to be his fake family members. What follows is a fun ride about how they manage to complete the task. The film is a riot of good humor and is sure to keep you hooked.

The Holiday

This is the story of two girls who swap homes in different cities, to get away from their personal troubles during the holiday season. They expect that a change of scene will help them to relax. But what they least expect is their lives to change in the way it does. The film is a warm, feel-good, hopeful tale about how life is full of surprises. It is an optimistic entertainer that is perfect to watch when you feel that the world around is becoming too negative.

Bad Moms

Mothers are the most exhausted group of people on the planet! Tired of keeping up to speed with domestic responsibilities and work, their lives have lots of elements that can be tapped into. This is a film about a few exhausted moms who take a well-deserved break to relax. But they are soon pitted against the perfect PTA queen mother from their neighborhood. The story is extremely relatable and breaks down the “perfect mother” stereotype and presents mothers are normal human beings who are tired and need help. It is a fun take on a serious issue, which makes it all the more watchable.

Pretty Woman

This is an iconic film about a rich businessman who forms a warm, unexpected bond with a local escort. The story is moving with its moments of emotional honesty. The characters are real and relatable, leaving an unforgettable mark on the viewer with their depth and ease. This is a film that is loved by movie buffs the world over. It is a lovely film to watch when you want to feel good about yourself and life.

The Devil Wears Prada

Meryl Streep shines in this comedy about the fashion business in New York. She is the ruthless head of the biggest fashion magazine where a young intern joins. She gives the girl hell, but the newbie is determined to hang on and impress her boss. What follows is a fun story of how the duo tries to find a balance. The narrative is rich with fashion anecdotes, the complexities of the corporate world, and the adventures of a young aspiring girl trying to hold on to everything she can to survive.

The Sound of Music

A young woman is sent to the house of a retired naval officer and widower, to be the governess to his seven children. Through music, hope, and love, she brings light and cheers to their lives. The film is a musical with beautiful moments. It is an optimistic take on life, something that is absolutely necessary in today’s times. Watch it to feel warm and fuzzy in your heart, on a bad day.

Bridesmaids

A full-blown comedy with female protagonists, this is the story of a wedding. A chef is asked by her friend to be her bridesmaid. Things go haywire after she develops issues with other bridesmaids and the wedding is about to get ruined. The film deals with how these women manage the situation. The narrative is hilarious with its moments of natural humor. Watch this film for a breezy, exciting, fun take on weddings, friendship, and honest mistakes.

When Harry Met Sally

This is a breezy romantic comedy about two people who meet by chance. Five years later, they meet again and are forced to face their feelings for each other. This is a feel-good film about chance encounters and hopeful love that has by now become a cult classic among rom coms. It elevates the genre from mere superficial storylines to something of substance. Watch this film to feel good about everything life throws at you, when you feel nothing is working quite right.

Moana

Moana is an animated adventure film that is one for all seasons. It is the story of a young girl who is chosen by the ocean to reunite a long-lost goddess with a magical relic. The narrative is filled with beautiful anecdotes of hope, happiness, and survival. It is one of those adventures that will make you feel extremely in love with life. Each frame is done with such stunning perfection that you cannot help feeling cheerful, no matter how low you have been feeling.

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10 Best Horror Movies of 2020

by Kaylen Summers

2020 was a scary year in itself! But there was no shortage of on-screen horror and the year brought us some of the best movies in the genre. Here are a few of the most immersive horror movies of 2020 for lovers of thrill:

The Wolf of Snow Hollow

This is an interesting film which is equal parts of horror and comedy. Comedy horror is an exciting genre as if blends fear and fun in the right amounts to keep the viewer guessing, yet at ease. The story follows the happenings in a small town which seems to be haunted by a mysterious werewolf. The film breaks out of the usual horror film tropes and presents elements of psychological shock with the protagonist, a recovering alcoholic trying to determine whether or not the werewolf is real. It has many moments that will humor you with its self-reflective setting and push you to think about your own demons that live within you.

The Relic

This is one of the most immersive, chilling films to be made in the genre in 20202. The plot revolves around an old and widowed matriarch Edna who goes missing. Her daughter and granddaughter move to her town to find her. She returns a few days later, the sound of body and mind but with an unexplained bruise. What follows is a story of generational curses being revealed with a striking sense of horror. The film is very well-paced and made with great attention to detail. It is rich with dense background score, amazing performances and a lingering reminder of the fear that looms large throughout the narrative.

Host

Set against the Covid 19 pandemic, this film is quite the defining one in terms of horror in present times. The story 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. They begin to experience paranormal vibrations after one of them tries to summon a friend who has committed suicide. The film is very terrifying especially considering that it is set in a scenario that is real and imminent to us in our times. The narrative unfolds slowly and with a sharp sense of horror.

His House

This is a film that has themes of isolation, fear and hope blended together to create a perfect horror experience. The story follows a refugee couple who are attempting to free themselves from South Sudan. In their journey, they traverse a small English town where they try to settle. The town has a mysterious source of evil lurking around and the couple is caught off guard in its hold. Survival and fear come into close conflict for them and they must decide what is a way out if at all there is one. The film unfolds slowly and showcases the unsettling struggles of trying to build a new life in an alien space while confronting a sinister force that has no logic or explanation.

The Invisible Man

A combination of horror and thrill, this is one of the most intense films of the genre to have come out in 2020. The story revolves around a woman whose boyfriend commits suicide. She starts experiencing paranormal sightings of him only to realize that he faked his death and turned invisible to stalk and gaslight her. The horror element of the film comes from the fear of the woman who is being manipulated by a man who knows her well but is not quite in his human form anymore. The plot is dense with the terror of being watched and it gets to the psyche of the viewer so much that it becomes hard to shake off.

The Rental

A classic tale of horror that happens during a getaway, The Rental is a psychological horror-thriller that follows the lives of two couples who rent out a property for a short staycation. Things go haywire when they discover that they are being watched. They find a camera in the shower and some of their private secrets are revealed, putting their marriages at risk. Stuck in an unfamiliar place, with the possibility of a paranormal spirit hovering over their lives, the film pits its characters against their own fears, insecurities, and secrets.

Horse Girl

This is a film that presents a kind of psychological, scientific horror that is best experienced than spoken about. It follows the life of a quiet, introverted girl who works in a craft store. She frequents the grave of her mother who committed suicide and visits her horse who is now put up in a stable. Her life goes haywire with a few new encounters she has and then on, the plot thickens into a terrifying horror film that tests the limits of its own boundaries. The film is full of unexpected twists and the climax is bound to make you feel spooked out for days!

Run

Run is predominantly a thriller. But the thrill comes from the fear it rides on and induces on the viewer. It is the story of a mother who has a premature birth and delivers a baby who suffers paralysis. She becomes paranoid and keeps her baby isolated from the outside world. The child grows up, away from people and everything that lies beyond her house. Slowly, things turn extremely sinister as she discovers some secrets about her mother. Intense and extremely haunting, the film packs some hard-hitting horror that is sure to haunt for days after.

Underwater

This is an interesting sci-fi horror action film starring Kristin Stewart in the lead. It begins when a research facility underwater near the Mariana Trench is hit by an earthquake. A group of researchers goes to examine the damage when they encounter some of the darkest, most mysterious creatures. The narrative is striking with its stunning visuals and innovative storyline. The horror is very loud and it hits the right spots with its larger-than-life depiction.

The Hunt

A horror-thriller film with political undertones, The Hunt is one of the most significant releases of 2020 in the genre. It critiques the divide between the left and right politics in America while unfolding a plot that is rooted in horror and thrill. Revealing details about the plot might ruin the experience for you, we would rather you watch it and have yourself captivated by the immersive, sharp, relevant storytelling that the film intelligently packages.

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10 Best Dark Psychological Thrillers to Watch

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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9 Zombie Apocalypse Movies to Watch on Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Has the pandemic got you thinking of how the world will end?
Here are a few Zombie apocalypse movies to watch on Netflix if you think them Zombies are coming!

Alive

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

Cargo

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

Ravenous

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

Day of the Dead: Bloodline

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

`World War Z

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

KL Zombi

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

Zombieland

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

Rise of the Zombie

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

The Silence

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

Phobia 2

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

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Every Christopher Nolan Movies Ranked

by Kaylen Summers

From mind-boggling concepts to breathtaking ‘real’ stunts, Christopher Nolan is known for his unique set of movies. Though critics often state that his movies lack humane emotions, we all know how much we enjoy watching his movies. Here is a list of all the Christopher Nolan movies ranked and listed.

#11 Following

Christopher Nolan may be one of the most reputed filmmakers of our time. But, back when he started, he made movies on a smaller scale and budget. His debut movie was a lo-fi, paranoid crime movie named ‘Following’. However, the considerably low budget did not stop him from trying out his non-linear pattern of story-telling. The movie follows the iconic Hitchcockian noir, with plenty of Nolan’s unique stamps throughout the film.

#10 Insomnia

Time-futzing story-telling and Michael Caine are two trademark elements in every Nolan movie. However, there was a time when he decided to make a movie without both. Released in 2002, ‘Insomnia’ is a Norwegian thriller revolving around a bleary cop protagonist. Filled with haunting imagery, the breaking psyche of a man on the edge, this movie is mostly known for the sensational performance of Robin Williams as a friendly-looking murderer.

#09 The Dark Knight Rises

Nolan’s quick rise to fame began when he went on to direct the Batman trilogy- the very movies that redefined the comic book movie genre. Though there are many flaws, including the inconsistent middle act,  loose plot points, and questionable underlying politics, the movie did offer a thunderous conclusion to one of the most iconic superheroes ever.

#08 Dunkirk

After exploring the genres of crime, space, superhero movies, and surrealism (science is just the medium through which he tells his stories), Nolan decided to make a war movie. Thus came the movie-spectacular ‘Dunkirk’. There won’t be much of a war to watch the movie. The whole story is about the evacuation that happened in Dunkirk and since Nolan is the one on the director’s chair, the story is told in three different timelines.

#07 The Prestige

It would be surprising for anyone to hear that Nolan made a movie about magic. Yes! He did use science to make it more rational. However, the director’s efforts in redefining genres took a monumental turn with The Prestige. Starring Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman as rival magicians, this period drama can surprise you every moment till the end.

#06 Tenet

The recent film expedition from the director is the spy movie, Tenet. The movie talks about time and its inversion (the reversing of time). A rich bad guy is trying to alter the past and it is up to a super-secret agency to figure out the time inversion and put a stop to his wrongdoings. Due to the pandemic, the movie is getting a late release in many parts of the world and is getting mixed reviews.

#05 Batman Begins

When Christopher Nolan decided to tell the story of Batman, he wanted it to be independent, complete, and realistic. Thus The Batman Trilogy was born with Batman Begins as the first movie. The movie featured the origin story of Batman grounded in reality. It became a huge success at the box office and with fans and is considered to be the starting point for the modern era of superhero movies.

#04 Interstellar

As Christopher Nolan’s career rose to infinity and beyond, so did his movies. ‘Interstellar’ is a grand spectacle from the director, both in its visuals and sci-fi plot. Nolan’s persistence and confidence to keep the movie more science than fiction made him hire an actual astrophysicist.

#03 Momento

Nolan’s hare-brained concepts can leave us both spellbinding and head-scratching at the same time. The filmmaker loves to play with his nonlinear methods of storytelling. This can be noted lavishly in his renowned movie ‘Momento’. Forever fascinated by the concept of time, Nolan uses two different plotlines that start from different points of time to tell this investigation thriller. 

#02 The Dark Knight

After redefining the entire origin story of Batman, Nolan decided to introduce his version of the clown prince of Gotham. Starring the late great Heath Ledger, the movie is more about Joker than the Dark Knight. Watch the movie for Ledger’s transformative, terrifying, and breathtaking performance. 

#01 Inception

There is no doubt that Nolan is at his best in his mind-bending movie Inception. The movie has Leonardo Dicaprio playing the role of Dom Cobb who is a criminal who can steal information from other people through their dreams. What makes this movie truly the best is not just the complex concept it handles. With incredible performance from the actors, mind-bending action sequences, and amazing special effects, this movie is truly a masterpiece. 

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10 Thrilling Spy Movies On Netflix To Binge Watch This Weekend

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 Best Crime Thrillers to Watch on Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

Crime thrillers are a genre most movie lovers enjoy. The mystery, intrigue, and thrill are like nothing else. Here are a few great crime thrillers to watch on Amazon Prime :

The Whistleblower

Inspired by the story of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska police officer who was recruited as a United Nations peacekeeper for DynCorp International in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1999, this is a biographical crime thriller about how she uncovers an international sex racket with the help of officials and peacekeepers. It is a film that brings forth some hard to swallow realities of our world.

Terminal

Terminal is a neo-noir thriller film. The plot follows how the lives of a few people become intertwined in the web of a mastermind’s sinister, criminal plan. It is exciting and affecting for those who love films that immerse viewers in a web of secrets.

Salt

Starring Angelina Jolie in the lead, Salt is a crime action thriller that is big on style and pace. It is the story of a woman accused of being a Russian sleeper agent, who tries to clear her name and come clean. She is mysterious and sharp, so one never knows who she really is until you get to the end of the film!

City of God

A stunning narrative of crime and thrill, this film depicts the growth of organized crime in the Cidade de Deus suburb of Rio de Janeiro, between the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1980s. Watch if to satisfy the love for mystery and conflict in you.

An American Crime

Two young sisters are left in the care of an impoverished woman who eventually turns around to become a harasser in this film that weaves together crime, revenge, desperation and guilt. This is a film that haunts and stays with you even after you are done with it.

Highway Hitcher

A businessman with a compulsive gambling problem, travels to Reno, Nevada for some gambling therapy, which takes a turn for the worse when he picks up a psychotic serial killer posing as a hitchhiker. Watch this film for some really deep thrills.

The Bank Job

A racy heist thriller, this is a film about a robbery which was initially prevented from being filmed because it had references to a true event that had the involvement of a member of the royal family.

Untraceable

A modern story of crime in the digital age, Untraceable involves a serial killer who rigs contraptions that kill his victims based on the number of hits received by a website KillWithMe.com that features a live streaming video of the victim. Spooky isn’t it?

Wild Things

An American noir crime thriller, Wild Things is an explicit story of two young women and an alleged crime of rape against their professor. Sometimes criticised for its on screen intimacy, the film is a story of lust, crime and guilt.

Blue Tiger

An action crime thriller film, Blue Tiger follows a mother who hunts down the shooter of her beloved son. This is a story of how a woman uses her beauty and intellect to seek revenge for her loved one.

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10 Scary Monster Movies To Stream On Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

What is not to love about a good horror fantasy?! Imagination, visual stimulation, horror, and thrill all come together in this genre to give the viewer an out of the world experience. Here are 10 of the best monster movies you can watch on Hulu:

Annihilation

This is a film about a woman who sets out on a journey to find out what happened to her husband who comes back home an entirely different person after an expedition. The monster in the film could be anyone, the characters, the viewer, or the intelligence we possess as human beings. Watch this film to immerse in a world that is both terrifying and beautiful, you cannot shake it off!

The Host

This is a monster movie by the South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho who recently won the Oscar for Parasite. It is a menacing tale of monsters attacking kids, through which a chilling sci-fi drama unfolds. The scary moments feel so real you might look under you bed before sleep for a few days after!

30 Days of Night

This one is a film that has monsters who are neither apologetic nor sympathetic. They are pitiless, blood sucking and as hateful as they can be. Watching this film if you want to really indulge in monsters who have no care in the world.

Crawl

This is a film that has some of the most unstoppable, ravenous monsters – alligators. Set in Florida against the backdrop of a flood where the rivers merge with the city’s roads, Crawl is a simple and effective tale of man against the wild.

We Are What We Are

This is a Mexican thriller about a family of cannibals who try to mask themselves and fit into a normal society. The plot itself has all the elements for a scary ride and the film uses that potential to the fullest!

The Wretched

Menacing and haunting, this is the story of a young boy who goes to live with his father while his parents are heading for divorce. Alone and distressed, he soon realises that his troubles are only beginning to get bad as he sees the sinister witch roaming around in the woods. Watch this film for some terror that you cannot forget easily.

My Bloody Valentine

This is a Canadian slasher film. Slasher film is a sub-genre of horror where a murderer kills a group of people, usually in very gory ways. My Bloody Valentine is a classic slasher film that is racy, terrifying and bloody at the same time.

The Field Guide to Evil

This is a complete package with all kinds of horrifying monsters. This is an anthology of 8 stories of terror based on folklores around the globe. The theme itself brings in variety, and the film explores monsters, both inner and outer with great craft.

Depraved

A modern retelling of Frankenstein, this is the story of a scientist who picks men off the street to harvest organs and create a monster that he calls an aggregate human. If that already sounds spooky to you, wait till you get to the end of the film!

Species

A movie made ahead of its time, this 1995 sci-fi horror thriller is about an alien creature who comes to Earth to find her human mate. It might sound poetic at first, but wait until you get to the blood and gore!

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10 Scary Movies To Watch On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

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

Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight

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

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His House

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

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Room

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

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Dead Silence

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

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Halloween

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

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Cadaver

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

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Oculus

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

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The Strangers: Prey at Night

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

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Annihilation

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

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House of Wax

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

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‘Hubie Halloween’ Review: Netflix’s Trick or Treat?

by Kaylen Summers

One of the major releases from Netflix this Halloween is Adam Sandler’s horror-comedy, Hubie Halloween. Though the movie has met with mixed reviews, it is undoubtedly a fun flick to watch. There is everything that you expect from an Adam Sandler family comedy movie. Surprisingly this one has more to offer than the actor’s usual fare.

The movie revolves around the character of Hubie, who is the most bullied guy in Salem. Ever since his childhood, Hubie has appointed himself to keep his townspeople safe during the Halloween season. As a result, he becomes a laughingstock and the target of constant pranks from everyone around him. When a mysterious inmate escapes from the asylum nearby, it is up to Hubie to save the town and the holiday.

Sandler has a proven track record when it comes to making feel-good movies for family audiences. Movies like Grown-ups, Anger management, and Click are some of the movies belonging to this pattern. In many ways, Hubie Halloween also feels as if he is returning to his familiar terrain for an easy win. However, the movie is different in many minute ways and perhaps those details are the key reasons why we feel charmed by the movie.

One of the major goals that we see throughout the movie is the callbacks to earlier Sandler movies. Of course, there is the fact that he is continuing his repeated trend of working with past collaborators like Kevin James and Rob Schneider. Other than that, there is Julie Bowen who plays a love interest role like in Happy Gilmore, and Tim Meadows from movies like Grown-Ups. This nostalgic pat on the back does give some good jokes and movie moments. 

What makes this movie stand out from all the other Sandler’s feel-good movies/characters is the fact that Hugie does not need to be reminded that his life has value. There are no complex, new ideas or struggles within the plot to establish this. The movie skillfully normalizes his disabilities into his abilities, making the audience feel that the character is cool enough to root for. Add that to the wonderfully corrosive comic persona of Adam Sandler and you have a movie that is actually a treat this Halloween.

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8 Classic Alien Movies On HBO Max

by Kaylen Summers

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

Little Shop of Horrors

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

Fantastic Planet

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

Lifeforce

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

Destroy All Monsters

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

*batteries not included

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

Critters 2

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

Alien

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

Galaxy Quest

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

 

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8 Best Sci-Fi Movies On Prime Video Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Coherence

Cosmic entities are made up of unknown entities and they can cause effects on life on earth if they come close to our planet.  Coherence revolves around such a concept. When an astronomical anomaly happens one night, eight friends are having a dinner party. Things soon take a change when they started experiencing some reality-bending events.

Super 8

It is 1979  in Ohio. Some teenagers are trying to make a zombie movie using a Super-8 camera. During the filming, they end up witnessing a terrifying train derailment. The friends were lucky to escape alive from the accident. However, they make the discovery that the crash was not an accident. Deputy Jackson Lamb is the father of one of them. As he investigates for the truth behind the crash, more unexplained events and disappearances start to follows.

2046

In the future, there is a landscape where you can recapture your memories. Those who went there have never returned home. This was the concept of a novel written by a womanizing sci-fi writer named Chow. He has had many passionate encounters with many women and he derives inspiration from them.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

David is a robotic boy who is programmed to love. He is adopted by a Cybertronics employee and his wife as a test. However, David found it impossible to live his new life. Failing to get accepted by both humans or machines, David sets off on a quest to figure out where he truly belongs. On his journey, he discovers that a new world for himself where the line between robot and machine is both vast and thin.

Archive

In the year 2038,  George Almore is putting together a true human-equivalent AI. His efforts have finally paid off and a prototype is almost ready.  However, what he really wanted was a different goal. That is reuniting with his dead wife.

Turbo Kid

Earth is now a post-apocalyptic wasteland. In order to save the woman of his dreams, one orphaned teen must fight his way over a ruthless warlord. Will he be able to survive or will he be crushed before ever finding her.

The Vast of Night

In the 1950s, the space race was on its dawn. Two teens who were working on the radio signals unknowingly discovers a mysterious frequency. What they did not know was that the radio waves were going to become so important it will change their lives forever.

Particle Fever

The exciting journey of some of the most brilliant minds as they recreate the conditions that led to the big bang theory. Their mission can unravel some of the most mysterious truths of the universe and how it was made.

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7 Sad Movies That Are Sure To Make You Cry

by Kaylen Summers

Whenever you are stuck with a moment being emotional and feeling the need to cry, always remember that there are movies that can help you out with what you are going through. Because sometimes the best thing to do is to cry it all out.

If Beale Street Could Talk

This romantic drama is sure to make you grab for the tissues. Set in the 1970s the movie talks about  Harlem and Alonzo. The two used to be friends from childhood, later fell in love and married each other. However, things take an ugly turn when one of them gets wrongfully accused and sent to jail. The movie is deep and emotional in many places.

A Walk to Remember

Stories by Nicholas Spark is always known for his emotional stories. One of his most known works is the romantic drama A Walk To Remember. The movie version is as sentimental and emotional as the book and you will surely be needing more than one tissue box to finish this movie. The movie talks about a popular high school student who falls in love with his shy classmate. She was secretly dying and she tried hard to keep him from falling in love with her.

One Day

Starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, this romantic drama is a slow-burning tale. The story is about two people who met in a college and decided to meet again each year for over two decades. With so much time between each of their meetings, one can easily guess the possibilities of things that can go wrong in their lives. Everything about this movie’s plot is crafted to tear you up.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Movies by Michel Gondry are sure to punch you right in the gut. His all-time cult classic movie, ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ tells the remarkable love story of two people who decided to completely erase the memories about each other after a crappy breakup. Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet play the two characters who eventually realize that relationships can be both good and bad. The heart-warming movie is still considered as one of the most brilliant performances from Carrey.

My Sister’s Keeper

If you are a fan of Nicholas Spark stories, then this drama based on Jodi Picoult’s novel will surely be a great pick for you. Directed by Nick Cassavetes, the movie is about a young girl named Anna who was given birth and raised to donate organs, blood, and tissue to help her sister survive leukemia. The movie depicts the layers of human relationships and how fragile our lives can be.

The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel and Augustus are two cancer-afflicted teenagers who meet at a cancer support group. The two decide to go on a journey to find a reclusive author who lives in Amsterdam. Based on the novel of the same name, the movie is joyful- yet has many painful moments. We easily connect with the main characters and become sentimentally attached to them. This investment makes their losses feel so hurtful for us. 

The Way We Were

It may be a movie from the 70s, but it has a wonderful story with a really sad ending. The movie is about two couples who are a mismatch for each other. No matter how hard they try, they can’t make it work out between them. The sad part is that the movie can actually remind you of all your lost love. The killer soundtrack and brilliant performances from the actors make this movie a unique watch worth streaming. 

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8 World Cinema Every Serious Movie Fan Should Watch

by Kaylen Summers

If you love movies and are serious about the films that you choose to watch, then the unfortunate truth is that the list is long and ever-expanding. Luckily, we have made a shortlist of movies that you might enjoy watching.

Check out this list and start watching them now.

The Bicycle Thieves

There is no better Italian neorealist movie to be ever made than The Bicycle Thieves.  The movie is a classic for its truest portrayal of the world. Set in a world left behind by World War II, the movie is about a poor family man who pawns their bedsheets to buy a bicycle to get a job. The movie was shot in real locations with non-professional actors due to the economic conditions of the time. This resulting in giving a realistic portrayal of the economical conditions of the working class during that time.

M

This one is the first feature from Fritz Lang with sound. The movie is an everlasting example of a technically accomplished sound film and is one of the greatest worldwide hits of all time. The movie tells the story of a psychologically ill child murderer trying to elude the police as they are busy rounding up every other criminal in the city. The character is played by Peter Lorre and is considered as his breakthrough performance. With deep dark shadows of the black and white frames and fluid camera moments, the movie is a must-watch for all movie lovers out there.

The Music Room

Coming from Indian cinema, Satyajit Ray is one of the most celebrated moviemakers in the world. His most marveled work is the Apu trilogy. However, after completing the first two movies of the trilogy, the director managed to make a movie that is as critically acclaimed as his other works- The Music Room. The story revolves around a middle-aged aristocrat in India, named Huzar Biswambair Roy. He is flipping slowly into poverty, but, is not willing to compromise on his social status or heritage. He throws lavish parties in his mansion’s music room and spending his family’s last pennies on it.

La Grande Illusion

This war movie is one of the best war movies made and stands out as a humanistic marvel of poetic realism in cinema. Set in the time of World War I, the story is about two french men- one is an aristocrat and the other is a working-class man. When the German aristocratic aviator shot down their plane, the two survives. The German aristocrat discovers that he shares a mutual acquaintance with the French aristocrat, he invites the survivors for a lunch with him, and from there to a POW camp.

Tokyo Story

Japanese director Yasujirô Ozu’s crowning achievement, Tokyo Story, is a simple story about an elderly couple traveling to meet their children working and living in the capital city of Tokyo. However, when they reached there, they started to realize that their children had no time to spend with them. The movie is a gripping realization of modern urbanization and the sudden shift in values after the war.  The quiet and silent frames not only set the languid pace of the movie but also, depict the emotions and fate they are going through.

Citizen Kane

If you are looking for the best film ever made, then look no further. It is Citizen Kane. Everything from cinematography to editing that you know about modern cinema owes a lot to this movie. Orson Welles depicting the mad publishing billionaire redefined the cinema and its making forever. It was the life story of publishing scion William Randolph Hearst that inspired him for this. No true movie fan will ever leave this movie unwatched, and not once.

The Red and the White

The Hungarian movie from director Miklos Janscó is a startling war film critiquing the violence that took place during the time of the Russian Civil War. Set in the period around 1919, the Montage-era movies tell the story of the barbaric deeds that took many lives between the Communist Reds and the Tsarist Whites.  Deviating from the normal revolutionary formula, the director focuses more on the cruelty of war and the lives affected by it. However, the movie itself is revolutionary for not following the war-film conventions.

Memories of Underdevelopment

This pseudo-documentary directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea is a perfect example of the thunderous voice that the Latin American “Boom” of literature had during the time. Taking place in post-revolution Havana, the film follows a writer named Sergio. His ex-wife and parents are gone to Miami and he is trying to write a memoir about life after the Revolution, during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Memories of Underdevelopment is an underseen gem belonging to the many cinematic movements including Cine Libre, Imperfect Cinema, and Third Cinema.

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Fatman (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

When his business started to decline, Chris Cringle a.k.a Santa Claus, had no other choice but to join forces with the U.S. military. This led him into face-to-face combat with a highly-skilled assassin who was hired by a 12-year old after getting a lump of coal in his stocking.

Releasing Date:  November 2020

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8 Halloween Movies To Watch With Your Family

by Kaylen Summers

The best part of the Halloween spirit is that it is for everyone. However, not all horror movies can give you the family Halloween spirit. Here are some of the best Halloween movies that you can watch with your family.

A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting

On Halloween night, Kelly Ferguson decides to take up a simple babysitting job. However, it turns out that she was actually getting recruited into a secret society of babysitters who are out to find and eliminate the monsters. In order to do that, she must find a way to defeat the Boogeyman, who is also known as ‘The Grand Guignol’. The movie is rated PG and will be an exciting one to you and your family.

The Addams Family

We all remember this title as a timeless animated classic from the past. The animated show with its strange characters and scenario has its own cult following even today. The 1991 live-action movie featuring the beloved characters is not different. Uncle Fester is returning back home and he is behaving in an unusual way. The entire family suspects that he is not the Addams that he claims. 

The Spiderwick Chronicles

This Nickelodeon movie tells the story of two twin brothers, Jared and Simon Grace. They moved into a run-down estate named  Spiderwick with their sister and mother. However, things take a turn when they find out that the house is actually the home to an alternative, magical universe. With some magical creatures surrounding them, their adventures began to take them far and wide.

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

We all loved reading the eerie fictional series by R.L.Stine. This sequel is a comedy-horror movie about two young friends Sonny and Sam who finds an ancient manuscript while cleaning an old, abandoned house. The mysterious book has the power to bring the characters from its novel into real life. With all the scary creatures out, will the two friends be able to survive?

ParaNorman

This dark fantasy comedy movie is a treat for any fan of stop-motion animation films. Norman is a young boy who has the ability to talk to dead people. His supernatural abilities have made it hard for him to socialize like other kids his age. When the 300-year old witch’s curse was upon the town, he finally decided to use his powers to save the day. Filled with ghosts and zombies, this is one Halloween treat that you don’t want to miss.

The Witches

While HBO Max released the new version with Anne Hathaway, the timeless classic starring Anjelica Huston still stands out as a worthy Halloween watch. The movie is an adaptation of the beloved novel of the same name from Roald Dahl and tells the story of a young boy and his grandmother who discovers a secret society of witches who disguises as normal women to catch children. 

Hubie Halloween

This Adam Sandler movie is one of the major additions to Netflix’s Halloween movie catalog. The actor plays the role of an eccentric named Hubie who is dedicated to keeping the people of his hometown safe on Halloween. This turns him into a laughing stock in front of the others. However, when a suspicious inmate breaks out of the nearby psychiatric hospital, it is up to Hubie to save the day.

‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Don’t mistake this for the Netflix original series starring Neil Patrick-Harris. This is the first big-screen adaptation of the children’s book series, with Jim Carrey playing a creepy stalkerish, yet memorable role. The story is about the unlucky lives of the three Baudelaire children. After the death of their parents, the three end up with their creepy relative played by Carrey. From there it is a bizarre ride, in which they must find the truth behind their parents’ death.

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7 Mystery Movies To Stream On Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

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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Bill & Ted Face the Music Review: A Sweet Adventure And The Perfect Send-Off

by Kaylen Summers

Fans of the time-traveling, universe saving, cult classic duo Bill and Ted were awe-struck to hear that there was a third installment coming their way. Part of it was mostly for seeing everyone’s favorite Keanu Reeves reprising the role in the goofy, sci-fi comedy after almost two decades. Surely his reputation and fan following has increased over time. However, he took up the role once again to give the trilogy and character a wonderful climax.

Making a new installment for a major movie from the past era has always ended up disastrous for Hollywood. Take 2016’s Ghostbusters, Ocean’s 8 (2017), and every Terminator movie after Judgement day for example. These studios sure know how to take good, successful franchises from the last decade and ruin it for the entire fans and movie-lovers. Fortunately, this time we can happily say that Bill and Ted Face The Music is a bright exception in the long streak of disappointments.

Bill & Ted Face The Music mainly revolves around one thing- the entire space-time continuum is about to implode in on itself and ‘The Great One’ must produce a singular piece of music that can save ‘reality as we know it’. It is the single, core concept of the movie plot. However, with some time-traveling shenanigans and slow-paced humor, the movie is elevated to look and feel like the true continuation of the franchise. To put it a single sentence- they nailed it!

More than just a continuation of their out-of-the-world adventures, the movie is more of a final showdown that eventually lets the beloved characters have the farewell they deserve. Skillfully combining enough callbacks and jokes to both Excellent Adventure and Bogus Journey, it succeeds in bringing something fresh and new to the table. While Excellent Adventure was about time traveling and Bogus Journey was about the afterlife, Face The Music has no problem in combining parts from the two into a nicely crafted storyline.

Bill and Ted are not young and adventurous. They have their families. The movie admits that and does justice to the canon by telling the story apt for our heroes at their age.  It felt as if they wanted to take the long time gap on purpose.

[Spoilers ahead] The movie ends with Bill and Ted realizing that they are no longer the chosen ones. It was all meant for their two daughters. Thus giving us some home that there is a chance for some spin-offs in the future.

Bill and Ted Face the Music may not be the perfect movie. Sure, it may feel scrappy at times, but the positiveness, humor, and the extreme likeness that it evokes in the viewers are worth mentioning. There is no other way better than this to say goodbye to the Wyld Stallyns.

 

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New Movies Available For Streaming This Month

by Kaylen Summers

Here is the lineup of new movies available on Netflix, Prime Video, and Hulu this month

Santana

🎬2020 ⌛1h 46m ⚡Crime

Streaming on Netflix, Santana is a tale of two brothers who ended up on the two different sides and their shared rivalry.  While one brother is working as a narcotic agent, the other is general. Both are out to get revenge on the drug lord who murdered their parents decades ago.

Unknown Origins

🎬2020 ⌛1h 36m ⚡Mystery

A serial killer is out leaving a trail of clues along with the bodies of his victims. To catch him, a detective must seek the help of his mentor’s nerdy, comics-loving son. Only he has the ability to decipher the murder’s clues and stop him before some else falls victim to the crime. Will the two be able to join hands and solve the mystery?

mother!

🎬2017 ⌛2h 01m ⚡ Suspense

A young husband and wife live in an old Victorian Mansion and the wife spends most of her time renovating the place. One night, a stranger walks into the house and started living in their guest room. Things worsen his wife and children arrive and surprisingly the husband seems to be friendly and welcoming to accommodate them.

Love, Guaranteed

🎬2020 ⌛1h 31m ⚡Romance

We all have at least taken a peek at some of the dating apps out there.  Though we complain about not finding any matches, one would ever go as far as suing them.  Love, Guaranteed is about a cash strapped attorney who takes on a charming client to sue a dating app that guarantees users of finding love. However, it seems like the two are going to end up falling for each other.

The Perfect Stranger

🎬2011 ⌛1h 26m ⚡ Suspense

A car accident changed Jonathan’s life in every sense. His wife is missing and some unknown woman has taken her place claiming to be his wife. She even has valid documents and IDs to prove that she is telling the truth. Now, Jonathan must somehow prove the truth and find out what happened to his real wife.

The Festival

2018 ⌛1h 38m ⚡ Comedy

After getting dumped by his girlfriend, Nick and his best mate Shane are off to an epic three-day music festival to get over the heartbreak.

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7 Best Netflix Family Movies To Watch With Your Kids

by Kaylen Summers

Many of the streaming originals may not be that fun to watch with your family or kids. Luckily, Netflix is focusing more on kids-friendly content that is ideal for viewing as a family. Here are some of the best from such family movies streaming on Netflix.

Hugo

Martin Scorsese making a kids movie can feel a little out of place. However, he has made one of the most noteworthy movies from the list- Hugo. Based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, the legendary director has built a memorable world around a young orphaned boy who is living alone in a railway station in Paris.

Ralph Breaks the Internet

If you have already seen Wreck-It Ralph, then the sequel installment for the movie is one that you don’t want to miss. While Ralph’s first outing was grounded in the world of arcade games, the new adventure takes them to the world of the internet and its endless possibilities. Filled with fun-filled moments and special appearances from other Disney-owned properties like Star Wars and Disney Princess, the movie also focuses on realistic issues like toxic masculinity and online culture.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-man is a superhero for all ages. Fans were really not happy with how the amazing Spider-man movies turned out to be. However, when they brought Miles Morales and the spider-verse to the table, it was more than just excitement for the fans. Seeing different ‘Spider-people’ (and ham) from parallel universes crossing over to save the multiverse is an epic sight worth watching.

The Croods

This comedy animated movie about a caveman family trying to find a place in the changing world is just the right one to refresh your family. The prehistoric adventure has led Grug and his family into unfamiliar terrain and a young boy appears to help them find a new shelter. However, Grug is having a hard time following his lead. With the studio, looking to release a sequel late this year, now is actually the perfect time to watch this fun movie.

The Main Event

Fan of WWE? Then the good news is that the wrestling entertainment roster is teaming up with Netflix to bring their original movies to the platform. One such movie is the recently released The Main Event. The movie is about an 11-year-old young boy who is obsessed with WWE. He discovers a magical mask that lets him.

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

Many of you guys may not be knowing about the fourth installment from the Spy Kids franchise. Since the third 3D version of the movie was too much for the audiences, it was a surprise that the studio went for another movie. However, this time it is more of a rebooted version with new characters. Jessica Alba plays the role of a stepmother to two children and is a former ex-agent.

Walk. Ride. Rodeo.

Based on a real-life survival story, this amazing tale is one that is worth sharing with your kids. Amberley Snyder is a nationally ranked barrel racer. However, after surviving a brutal accident, she is left paralyzed from the waist down. Now, she has to gather her inner strength and what is left of her physical strength to earn her place back in the game he loves the most.

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8 Best Movies To Stream On HBO Max

by Kaylen Summers

Warner Bros.’ newest streaming platform HBO Max has an impressive lineup of wonderful movies waiting for you to stream. Check out this streaming guide to find the best ones.

Ad Astra

Brad Pitt in space! The actor is on an intergalactic mission to save mankind and to bring his lost father back home. You cannot exactly call this movie science fiction, because of the emotional theme the movie holds in its core. However, there are many moments of suspense that make it worthy to be a blockbuster. From a zero-gravity fight sequence to jump-scares involving wild animals, Ad Astra makes it rewarding even without the pulpier sci-fi elements.

Jojo Rabbit

We all know Taika Waititi as a fun-loving actor, writer, and director from the Marvel cinematic universe. With Jojo Rabbit, The director proves that his style of storytelling through humor also has the capability of handling serious, relevant, and emotional content.  The movie is about a young boy who is torn between his nationalism and love of his mother, all while having Adolf as his imaginary friend. Winning the Oscar for the best-adapted screenplay, Jojo Rabbit was nominated for 5 other categories as well, including the best picture.

Batman Begins

Christopher Nolan’s epic superhero trilogy has undoubtedly marked the modern superhero era in Hollywood. The first installment of the movie, Batman Begins introduces us to Nolan’s version of Gotham city and the caped crusader. The movie narrates the journey of orphaned Bruce Wayne into the masked crime fighter, Batman.

Doctor Sleep

We all know Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephan King’s The Shining. The movie is one of the best cult classic horror movies out there and has inspired many movie makers and storytellers alike. However, during the time of its release, there were many problems involving King and Kubrick. The writer was not satisfied with the adaptation and claimed that it was too different from the source material. Years later, the movie gets a sequel titled Doctor Sleep, and this time it is a Stephen King approved version. Though it is more of a sequel to the original source material, you are sure to find many subtle nods and references to Kubrick’s masterpiece as well.

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

When it comes to world-building and sci-fi movies, one movie will always be at the top of the list- Blade Runner. Set in the dystopian future of 2019 Los Angeles, the movie has Harrison Ford playing the role of a hard-boiled detective who is out to find artificial humans known as androids. Directed by Ridley Scott, Blade Runner still remains a timeless classic and still serves as a reference for those modern movie makers and studios who are looking to build a new world in their movies.

The Fighter

From David O. Russell, The Fighter is a biographical drama about the underdog boxer Micky Ward. Christian Bale underwent a monumental physical transformation to take up the role of Ward’s older brother and trainer, Dicky Eklund. While Ward went up the rankings as a welterweight boxer, his brother fell deeper and deeper into drug addiction. If you are looking to see an exciting feel-good movie and some masterclass action, start streaming this one right away.

Ford v Ferrari

Christian Bale is remarkable when it comes to portraying wonderful characters on screen. His latest addition to the list of brilliant performances is the 2019 film Ford v Ferrari. The biographical movie has Ford Motors trying everything they can to win the 1966 Le Mans race in France. Their biggest challenge is to beat Ferrari  and tasked with this mission is the American car designer Carroll Shelby and hot-headed British racer Ken Miles, played by Matt Damon and Bale respectively. 

Gangs of New York

Leonardo DiCaprio was a global heartthrob after the success of the movie Titanic. However, this reputation quicked came to a quick stop when he teamed up with Martin Scorsese for the 168 minute 19th century period piece. DiCaprio plays the goatee-sporting, Irish-American tough guy Amsterdam Vallon with the method actor extraordinaire Daniel Day-Lewis.

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7 Most Underrated Movies of 2020 (So Far)

by Kaylen Summers

With the pandemic and the theatres closed down, it is easy to miss out on some of the hidden gems. These movies may not have a star-studded cast or major studio support, they are masterpieces when it comes to the content and presentation. Luckily, we have made a list of best-underrated movies released so far.

The Assistant

From the first view, it is understandable that this movie is inspired by the events that happened around the Weinstein Company. The movie revolves around a low-level employee of a New York-based film studio, who is tasked with taking calls, making copies, and scrubbing bodily fluids out of her boss’s office room couch. Kitty Green directed and scripted the movie to be a truthful portrayal of a toxic workplace and how the system continues to allow its existence.

Guns Akimbo

This movie may not be what you want it to be. But, if you are okay to accept it, then it is sure to be entertaining. After the Harry Potter movies, Daniel Radcliffe is determined to establish himself as a serious actor by taking up characters far away from Hogwarts. His latest attempt is in Guns Akimbo in which the actor is forced into a fight-to-death match called Skizm. With his hands literally screwed to guns, this black comedy is filled with ridiculous gunfights and car chases.

The Photograph

We know how love-dramas work. A couple will be deeply in love with each other. Something will come in between them and lead to a rough patch. The Photograph takes careful steps to avoid the cliches and gives a refreshing new perspective to romantic dramas. Mae is one of the central characters whose mother is a famous photographer. A love affair is born when she meets Micheal who is a journalist doing a story on her mother. 

Color Out of Space

Nicolas Cage is known for his long list of flops. So, finding an underrated movie from it can be challenging. However, Color Out of Space is worth mentioning for the novelty in the concept it presents. The movie is based on the 1927 short story by H.P. Lovecraft and tells the story of the Gardner family who has moved to the idyllic woods of Massachusetts. As each of the members of the family is going through their own personal trauma, a meteorite falls nearby and changes their lives and surroundings.

Ordinary Love

This movie is a perfect example to show that you don’t need dramatic music or long emotional dialogues. Starring Liam Nesson and Lesley Manville, Ordinary Love is about a couple in their 60’s.  Lesley Manville’s character finds a lump on one of her breasts and goes through diagnostic procedures and surgeries. Though not much is shared about the characters, we are instantly connected with the characters and their strong, subtle love for each other. 

Swallow

If you are a fan of psychological thrillers, then this bizarre tale is sure to get your attention. The story has Hunter as the central character who is married into a wealthy family. Over the course of time, she gets the fixation to swallow sharp inanimate objects. This becomes, even more, deadlier when it is revealed that she is pregnant. There is no doubt that this movie is disturbing and truly difficult to watch. However, its subtext about women losing their power over themselves and becoming only a physical agency is bold and worth mentioning.

Horse Girl

The Netflix movie has Alison Brie playing the role of the protagonist who loves horses. Well, that is the only real thing you will get from this movie. From there, the movie is a surreal journey through the mental breakdown of a woman. Fun fact is that Horse Girl co-written by Brie herself, being inspired by her family history of mental illness. Whatever the muse may be, the movie is a surprising blend of fantasy and reality that is sure to be both entertaining and disorienting at the same time.

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7 Movies About Relationships To Watch With Your Crush

by Kaylen Summers

Movies are known to reflect our emotions. There is always a movie for every emotion, especially our love towards that someone special. Here are some of the best romantic movies that you can watch with your crush.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Jim Carrey is known for his traditional slapstick comedy performances. As an actor, this movie marks the first time he has taken a serious role, that too in a romantic drama with Kate Winslet. The movie revolves around two couples who decided to erase each other from their memories. Told in a non-linear narrative style and filled with sci-fi and psychological elements, this love story went on to win the best original screenplay award and is considered as one of  Jim Carrey’s crowning achievements.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall 

Peter recently had a huge breakup. Fortunately, he has a plan to overcome the heartbreak- go on a solo vacation to a luxurious beautiful Hawaiian resort. Things never go according to plans, and it seems like Sarah has checked in the same resort as his. What more do you need for an all-out comedy entertainer. Though the movie does not follow the traditional convention of a romantic comedy, it is sure to make you feel happy and lovable. 

The Theory of Everything

What does theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking have to do with love? Apparently, his biographical film has more romance and love than any romantic drama out there. This tender tale tells the beautiful love story between the renowned scientific mind and Jane, his girlfriend, and later wife. After being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at a young age, the movie depicts how their relationship has given him the purpose to live. Considering the fact that the movie is based on actual events makes it even more heart-warming.

The Notebook

Nicholas Spark is known for his love stories. When his most beloved novel was made into a movie, however, people had mixed reviews. However, over the years the movie did develop its cult followers and is today recognized by many as one of the most iconic love stories of all time. The movie has Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in the lead roles.

Sleepless in Seattle

This 1993 romance is a timeless classic without a doubt.  Tom Hanks plays the role of Sam Baldwin, a widower who is looking to start over his life by moving to a houseboat in Seattle with his 8-year-old son Jonah. There he comes across Annie played by Meg Ryan. The two develop feelings for each other and with the help of his son, they start to move closer and together. 

Someone Great

Someone Great marks the directorial debut of Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, the screenwriter for Marvel’s Thor: Love & Thunder. Jenny Young is a music journalist who is looking to take up her dream job in New York. Before making the big move, her two best friends decided to go on one last adventure to help be more determined about moving forward and not looking back.

Set It Up

Two corporate assistants are fed up with their domineering bosses. In order to keep them engaged, the two assistants decide to get the two bosses to fall in love. However, it looks like they are not willing to stop being so demanding. In the process, the two assistants actually fall in love with each other. If you are a fan of rom-coms, Set It Up is sure to make you feel good with love. There are also plenty of laughs to keep you entertained as well.

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Best Action Movies Streaming On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Good action movies can get your adrenaline pumping and keep you at the edge of your seats. If you are looking for such action-packed thrillers, then look no further. Here are some of the best action movies available for streaming on Netflix.

Air Force One (1997)

James Marshall is the President of the United States. While traveling on Air Force One with his family, a group of terrorists attacks him. With no other way to escape, he leaves his diplomacy behind to pick up an automatic weapon to protect his family and others on board the plane. The role of Marshall is played by Harrison Ford and it turned out to be one of the biggest hits of his career.

IP Man (2008)

There is no doubt that IP Man is the best modern martial art movie to appear before the Hollywood audience (even though it is technically not a mainstream Hollywood movie). Donnie Yen dons the role of the fictional instructor of Bruce Lee. When a Japanese General starts to terrorize a small Chinese community, Yen decides to use his martial arts skills to stop him and protect the community.

Wheelman (2017)

During a bank robbery, a getaway driver gets a mysterious call to double-cross. With the lives of his family members on the line, he has no other choice and the robbery goes sideways. Now, the caller is asking him to reroute the money to another place. As the double-crossing starts to take its full impact, the driver is forced to move on an increasingly dangerous path.

The Night Comes For Us (2018)

If you like the hyperactive action film Raid, then you will definitely enjoy watching this Indonesian action movie with a similar structure. An Assassin and his team of Triad killers are out to protect a young girl. With the action starts, the violence becomes as brutal and bloody as that of a hardcore slasher-horror movie. If you are a fan of such action sequences, then this should be your first pick.

The Debt Collector (2018)

Just like Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal, Scott Adkins movies are also filled with martial art moves. In this movie, he plays the role of a martial arts trainer who is forced to take up the role of a bill collector. If you are a fan of the cult Van Damme movies of the past era, then Scott Adkins has done a wonderful job in bringing it back with his go-for-broke fight scenes.

Extraction (2020)

The latest addition to Netflix’s catalog of action movies is the newly released Extraction starring Chris Hemsworth. Playing the role of a mercenary, Hemsworth is tasked with rescuing and protecting the son of a drug dealer who got kidnapped. The movie is penned by Joe Russo (one half of the Russo Brothers) and is filled with some bone-crushing action stunts.

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7 Weirdest Movies That You Will Ever See

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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6 Awesome Movies Starring ‘The Friends’ Cast

by Kaylen Summers

We all love the famous sitcom and its beloved cast members both on-screen and off-screen. However, only a few know that the actors have given some memorable performances in other movies as well. Here is a list of some of the best movies starring “The Friends” cast.

Courtney Cox in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Receiving great response from the audiences,  Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is the movie that shot Jim Carrey into the stardom and success that we know him today. Surprisingly, the movie also features one of the fan-favorite stars from the Friends show- Courtney Cox. The actress plays the role of Melissa Robinson, a publicist who hires Carrey’s character to find her team’s Dolphin mascot.

Matt LeBlanc in Charlie’s Angels 

Lady’s man Joey finally met his angels in the movie Charlie’s Angels. Though in a supporting role, actor Matt LeBlanc appears in the 2000 Charlie’s  Angels reboot and its sequel later in 2003. LeBlanc appears in a cameo as Liu’s action star boyfriend and gives us fans one of the funniest moments in the whole cinema. It is a shame that he never got many other movies to be added to his filmography.

Jennifer Aniston  in Horrible Bosses

There is no doubt that on who go it big into Hollywood was one other than Jennifer Aniston. The actress went on to appear in many movies after the success of the show, that too in main roles. One of her memorable appearances is in the R-rated comedy movie, Horrible Bosses. The actress plays the role of a sexual harasser boss named Dr. Julia Harris in the movie.

David Schwimmer in Big Nothing

This is one movie that not many might not have heard of. Starring David Schwimmer, the movie is a black comedy that was released in 2006. Schwimmer plays the role of a strung-out former teacher who teams up with his demented old pal to get rich quick through a blackmail scheme. Playing the actor’s friend in the movie is none other than Simon Pegg.

Lisa Kudrow in Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion

It is tough to picture Lisa Kudrow in a role other than Pheobe. The actress has made an everlasting impression in our hearts. However, that didn’t stop Kudrow from trying out new characters in movies. In the solid-gold cult classic comedy Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion, she plays the character of Mira Sorvino. Kudrow brilliantly balances shameless goofiness and sentimentality with the same charm as we all know her.

Matthew Perry in The Whole Nine Yards

Finding movies of Matthew Perry can be a tough job than you think. The actor did only a few performances after Friends and one among them is in The Whole Nine Yards. The 2000’s dark crime comedy movie has to pair up with none other than Bruce Willis. Perry also had a short-yet-memorable appearance in 2009’s body-swap comedy 17 Again.

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Best Movie Recommendations To Stream Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Playing With Fire

🎬2019 ⌛1h 35m 

A crew of firefighters is out to save three restless kids. However, what they didn’t know was that they have met their match.

Terminator: Dark Fate

🎬2019 ⌛2h 08m

After Judgement day, another lethal Terminator is sent to eliminate the future leader of the resistance.

The King’s Choice

🎬2017 ⌛2h 10m

When Nazi Germany arrived the Kingdom of Norway, King Haakon had to make a tough choice that will change the entire nation’s fate.

Scream 4

🎬2011 ⌛1h 51m 

Sidney Prescott returns back to Woodsboro and it looks like Ghostface is also back to haunt her and others around her.

Guns Akimbo

🎬2020 ⌛ 1h 33m

An ordinary guy has to keep himself alive in a gladiator-like battle for a dark website to save his girlfriend.

Book of Blood

🎬2009 ⌛1h 36m

Based on the story by Clive Barker, a paranormal expert finds a house where ‘highways’ transporting souls intersect.

Fright Night

🎬2015 ⌛1h 56m

Unable to convince anyone that his neighbor is a vampire, a teenager enlists himself as a vampire hunter and decides protect others from it.

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6 Awesome Movies And Where To Stream Them

by Kaylen Summers

Movies have always given us unforgettable stories and characters. Here is a mix of the latest must-watch movies available for you on streaming.

Paycheck

What is it about: Michael Jennings is hired by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects. His memory will be wiped after the project. After one such work, he receives only an envelope instead of a paycheck.
📺Watch it on: Prime

The Occupant

What is it about: Unemployment makes an executive sell his apartment. However, he revisits his apartment using a spare key and becomes obsessed with the new family currently living there. Now he wants to recover the life he has lost, at any price.
📺Watch it on: Netflix

Cashback

What is it about: After a recent break-up, Ben develops insomnia. He started working in a supermarket to kill time. However, his mental health starts driving artistic imagination to run wild.
📺Watch it on: Hulu

Rich in Love

What’s it about: In order to prove his love towards Paula, rich kid Teto lies to her that he is poor. However, the lie soon spins out of control.
📺Watch it on: Netflix

The Kitchen

What’s it about: When their mobster husbands are sent to prison, three 1978 Hell’s Kitchen housewives decide to take the Irish mafia into their own hands.
📺Watch it on: Prime Video

Crawlers

What’s it about: It’s St. Patrick’s Day and a vicious horde of body-switching aliens are attacking a college town. Now, it is up to three unlikely friends team up to save everyone.
📺Watch it on: Hulu
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Trending Movies On Netflix This August

by Kaylen Summers

This month some of the coolest titles are available for you on Netflix and we have made a list of the most popular ones.

Train to Busan

What is it about?  A virus outbreak is underway and it is turning everyone into zombies. In order to make the only safe part of the city, the unaffected people must travel by train. A father and his daughter are trying to make it there before the affected zombies turn them into one.

The Town

What is it about? This Ben Affleck movie has him playing the role of a career criminal who decides to go clean. He even gets involved with a recent heist victim. However, things are not looking good for him as the affair threatens to expose him and his crew of bank robbers.

Stardust

What is it about? Ready for some fantasy?  Tristan Thorn is wide-eyed and in love. In order to win the heart of the one he loves, he decides to set off on a journey across a forbidden realm. His mission is to find and retrieve a fallen star that has taken up human form.

The Kissing Booth 2

What is it about?  Fans of the Netflix romantic flick has something to cheer for. The streaming platform has a sequel to the hit movie and it is a direct followup to the story. Elle juggling her college days and long-distance relationship with Noah.

Seriously Single

What is it about? A social media expert is craving for a committed relationship. However, her bestie is not a fan of relationships and she thinks it is better for her to take up single-hood.
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Popular Movies To Stream On Netflix This August

by Kaylen Summers

Check out some of the most popular movies to stream on Netflix this July.

Fatal Affair

What is it about? Ellie and her husband are not having a good time with their marriage. She is looking to mend her relationship with her husband Marcus. However, things go out of control when she realizes that her old friend David has a dangerous obsession with her.

The F**k-It List

What is it about?  A silly prank ends up ruining a high school senior’s life. Feeling disappointed and down, he started making up a list of things that he could have done better in his life. Follow him on his fun-filled existential quest, trying to figure out himself and his purpose in life.

Father Soldier Son

What is it about?  During an military operation in Afganistan, Sgt. First Class Brian Eisch is severely wounded. The event changes his concepts of life and sets him and his sons in a path of love, loss, redemption, and legacy.

Desperados

What is it about? There is nothing like a mishap and the things you do to solve it. Wes sends a ranting email to her new boyfriend. Now, she and her best friends are out to Mexico to delete the email before her new love reads it.

One-Way to Tomorrow

What is it about? Two strangers are on their individual way to Izmir. During their long journey, they cross paths with each other and discover that they share an unexpectedly intertwined romantic past. The two build a bond with each other.
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Best Movies Of All Time That Are Worth Watching

by Kaylen Summers

The Shawshank Redemption

With a strong cult following, there are many reasons to watch this movie even today. The movie set in the 1940s where an upstanding banker named Andy is sent to the Shawshank prison after being sentenced for the double murder of his wife and her lover. Though it was tough for him at first, Andy’s accounting skills put him in a good position with the amoral warden. His integrity and unquenchable sense of hope helped him to be admired by the other inmates and become life-long friends with an older prisoner named Red. If you are a fan of this classic masterpiece, it is always good to rewatch it once again.

The Dark Knight

Fan of comic movies? Even if you are not, you will still be familiar with Nolan’s take of the caped crusader. The Dark Knight is the second installment of the Batman trilogy from the director. As the masked vigilante is continuing his fight against crime in Gotham, Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent joins his fight to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations. However, their effective methods are no match for the reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known as the Joker. With a truly immortal performance from Heath Leadger, this is truly the best movie of the three and worth streaming.

Inception

We know how Nolan movies can be when it comes to messing up the linear structure of narratives.  Apparently, this comes to a peak remarkable movie, Inception. Nolan loves to play with genres and rebuilding them into a new status. With that in mind, many movie-buffs believe that this movie is his version of a heist movie. Instead of money, here the valuable asset is ideas, and instead of robbing them, here, they are planting it.  Yeah, Nolan’s concepts are always a little mind-boggling., but that doesn’t mean that his movies are not exciting and entertaining.

The Silence of the Lambs

There is no doubt that Dr. Hannibal Lecter is a brilliant psychiatrist. But, he is also a deadly psychopath. For the past years, he has been sentenced to serve his time in prison for the various murders he has committed and also cannibalism. When Jack Crawford asked Clarice Starling to interview him, he believed that the young attractive woman who is the top student at FBI’s training academy can draw Lecter out into revealing some insights about a case.

The Godfather

The Godfather movies are more of an epic chronicle than a trilogy. The movie spans from 1945 to 1955 and tells the tale of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. Vito Corleone is the patriarch of the organized crime family. When he is attacked, he barely escapes with his life. This drives his youngest son, Michael to take care of the people who are looking to kill his father. This launches bloody campaign revenge. If you are a fan of the gangster movies, then this one should be on the top of your list.

Schindler’s List

Based on the true story, Schindler’s List is about a businessman’s efforts to save the lives of many Jews during the time of World War II. Oskar Schindler saved more than a thousand lives from the Nazis. The Jews were working as slaves in his factory.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings undoubtfully has a fanbase of its own.  The story is about Frodo Baggins who is a young hobbit. He finds a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo.  The ring belongs to the Dark Lord Sauron and in order to prevent it from falling into his hands again, Frodo must make his way to Mount Doom with eight companions. It is only there that the ring can be destroyed.

Pulp Fiction

Tarantino’s movies are known for its engaging conversations, vibrant characters, and most importantly the bloody violence.  Pulp Fiction is nothing different. Here is a classic Tarantino movie juggling multiple characters. The crime comedy movie talks a series of incidents intertwining the lives of a burger-loving mobster, his philosophical partner, a gangster’s wife, a boxer, and two small-time criminals.

 

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I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Netflix’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things is from the Oscar-winning director Charlie Kaufman and is an adaptation of the Iain Reid’s bestseller of the same name. The movie is more of an exploration of emotions like regret, longing, and the fragility of the human spirit.

Releasing Date: September 4, 2020

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Death on the Nile (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Set as a sequel to the Murder on the Orient Express, the adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile brings back the renowned detective, Hercule Poirot back to the movie screens. The movie is star-studded with many big names appearing together on screen. the elaborate cast includes four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazel, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright.

Releasing Date: October 23, 2020

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The War with Grandpa (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

It was all going fine with Peter and his grandpa until he decided to move in with his family. Peter lost his  bedroom and he is not going to give it up without a fight. He schemes a series of pranks with his friends to drive him out of the room. However, what he didn’t know was that grandpa is also not going to give up easily. The pranks soon turn into a all-out war between then the two. Directed by Tim Hill, the movie has Oscar-winner Robert De Niro as playing the role  of the grandpa with Oakes Fegley playing the role of the his sixth grader grandson.

Releasing date: October 9 

 

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Seized (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Seized is for the fans of action-packed, no-nonsense, shoot first, and then shoot-again movies like John Wick, Taken, and Extraction. Taking the audience straight into the action, this throwback to the 80’s action has Scott Adkins playing the role of a Special force soldier, whose son is kidnapped.

Releasing Date: October 13, 2020

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Death Of Me (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Death Of  Me is a horror-thriller with Maggie Q and Luke Hemsworth in the leading roles. After having a wild night, a couple wakes up to realize that they have no idea about what happened the previous night. It was then that they discover video from the same night depicting violence and raising a lot of questions. As more details about the night start to unravel, their training relationship has taken an incentive, dark and twist-filled genre tale.

Releasing date: October 2, 2020

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7 Baseball Movies To Watch Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Miss those days of playing baseball with your team. Here are some movies to watch if you are a fan of the game.

Field of Dreams

All was going well for the Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella until a mysterious voice tells him to rebuild his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He obeys the voice’s direction and builds the playground. What he didn’t know that it was actually for the spirits of deceased ballplayers to turn up and play.

Moneyball

This movie is about the Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane and how he successfully put together a baseball team on a tight budget. His secret was employing computer-generated analysis to help him find the right players for the draft.

A League of Their Own

The second World War depleted the stock of young athletic men. So, publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey decides to fund a professional all-female baseball league. The team is coached by the grumpy Jimmy Dugan played by Tom Hanks and consists of competitive sisters Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller, Madonna, and Rosie O’Donnell.

The Sandlot

During the summer of 1962, A young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team decide to take a new kid under their wing. The result is some of the most fun-filled adventures of all time.

Bull Durham

In order to help the up and coming pitcher “Nuke” Laloosh, a minor league named Durham Bulls decides to bring in veteran catcher Crash Davis. However, things didn’t go according to plan and they started off on a rocky start. Add fuel to the fire, it becomes more complicated when baseball groupie Annie Savoy set sights on both men.

42

This iconic movie is about the legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson who joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers and broke the baseball’s color barrier in major leagues. The movie centers around the general manager of the Dodgers, Branch Rickey. The MLB executive signed Robinson first to the minors and then helped build his baseball career up.

61*

Set in the year 1961, the movie looks into Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle-two talented player, who played for the New York Yankees. While Mantle was loved by everyone, Maris was hated universally. Now, both of them is a race to get the 60th home run first. Who will succeed? You will have to stream to find out.

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Must-Watch Robert De Niro Performances In Movies

by Kaylen Summers

From ‘’The Godfather’ to ‘Raging Bull’, here are some of the brilliant performances from one of the greatest actors of all time.

‘Mean Streets’ (1973)

For De Niro, pulling off a character like Johnny Boy is easy. He is wired, spontaneous, and dangerous. From tossing bombs in mailboxes to scrolling the bars with girls in each arm, De Niro made the character feel completely carefree and bulletproof. The movie was the first time the actor collaborated with director Martin Scorsese, and the rest is world cinema history. ‘Mean Streets’ is centered around a small-time gangster who goes against a vicious loan shark, trying to go up the ladder in the process.

‘Heat’ (1995)

De Niro plays a professional thief in Michael Mann’s epic crime drama. His brilliant performance is cool, cool, distant, tactical, and assertive where it needs to be. Combine that with the memorable performance from Al Pacino as the tempestuous detective and you have pure movie brilliance on screen. As the movie progresses, we also feel how the actor reveals the insecurity building up in the character when his plans go south.

‘The Untouchables’ (1987)

There is no doubt that De Niro dons in his roles as gangsters and criminals who show no nuance or humanity. In ‘The Untouchables’, the actor portraits the iconic mobster Al-Capone in the best, monstrous, ruthless, and comical way ever. The character’s inability to value anyone around him is shown by the actor’s performance of shockingly urgent villainy.

‘The King of Comedy’ (1983)

Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro team up again for the dark comedy about ambition and celebrity. Rupert Pupkin is an ambitious stand-up comedian who is failing to become a comedy superstar and is psychotically obsessed with fame. The movie was initially a flop. However, its fame and cult classic status grew over the years. There is no doubt that ‘The King of Comedy’ gave us one of the most memorable performances from De Niro.

‘The Deer Hunter’ (1978)

Michael Cimino’s Best Picture winner owes a lot to De Niro and his remarkably brilliant performance as a war-torn sociopath and later a broken man trying to heal himself. Rather than just a character, De Niro has successfully portrayed an entire generation.

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Archenemy (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer, Archenemy is a far darker superhero movie than you can imagine. Max Fist is not the average superhero you know. His reputation is really bad and people don’t respect them. However, Hamster and his sister Indigo believes that he has what it takes to become a real hero. They eventually team up to take down a drug toad.

Releasing Date: 2021

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8 Thriller Movies Streaming Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

Ready for some of the best thriller movies available for streaming on Hulu.

Live Free or Die Hard

John McClane is all set to rock the screens once again and this time he will be working for the Homeland Security. When a bunch of internet terrorists are out to get hold of America’s internet infrastructure, it is up to him to stop them. However, this time he is not alone. There is a young hacker ready to help him no mater what the odds are.

Coherence

Ever watch those movies that can give you a hard time about what is exactly going on? Well, we have one for you.  On  a very normal night something extrodinary happen. An astronomical anomaly disrupts the dinner party of eight friends, spinning them off in a troubling set of reality bending events.

Super 8

Ready for some spooky events that can truly get your mind thinking?! This movie is set in  1979 Ohio. Some of the youngsters there are looking to make a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. However, things took a unexpected turn when a train derails while they were shooting. ALthough all of them were lucky to escape with their lives, the incidented spooked them out. But, thats not all,. It was soon discovered that the accident was more than just some technical failure. This leads the gang into a series of  unexplained events and disappearances.

Eye in the Sky

A  military officer in command from Uk is on a top-secret drone operation. The mission is to capture terrorists in Kenya who are said to be planning a suicide bombing. As the mission goes forward, options of capturing them alone become a distant dreaam. But, what American pilot Steve Watts didn’t expect was a nine-year-old girl to enter the kill zone when he was just about to engage. The movie takes you deep into the political undercurrents of international warface and  the disputes by governments over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern day wars.

’71

During a riot in the streets of Belfast,  a young British soilder is left behind accidently by his unit. Now, he must find a way back to safety without getting hurt or even loosing his life in the process. Will he be able to make it? Or will fate have something more horrifying instored for him.

A Simple Favor

Stephanie, an obsessive mother, and popular vlogger befriend Emily, a mysterious upper-class woman whose son Nicky goes to the same school as Miles, Stephanie’s son. When Emily asks her to select Nicky up from school then disappears, Stephanie undertakes an investigation that will dive deep into Emily’s cloudy past.

Tickled

Journalist David Farrier accidentally discovers upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he dives deeper he comes up against something that he never expected, but that doesn’t stop him from going to the rock bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

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8 Movies That Can Make You Instantly Happy

by Kaylen Summers

50/50

Image result for 50/50 filmThis film has a hell of a lot going on. The entire film is centered on our protagonist Adam and his medical issues. A thoughtful departure from the typical comedy that sometimes can feel tiring, 50/50 is sure to keep you on edge.

Lion

Image result for Lion filmYou will learn that by loving and learning about others, you unlock your inner self. This is an emotional and gripping tale about a 25-year-old boy (adopted by an Australian couple) who on a quest of finding his real parents travels across continents. We recommend it to all of you. You will love it.

Salmon Fishing in Yemen

Image result for Salmon Fishing in YemenThis is a relationship film but it is not the typical one. It is a relationship drama that blends in a good chunk of a journalist’s life and their current situation. This is not a comedy and though it still has a few happy moments, with incredible performances from a wonderful cast.

Sing Street

Image result for Sing Street movieMusic is in the air and that just adds to the uplifting routine. The boy who leads the track belongs to a family in the middle of a financial crisis. His sole focus right now is to impress a femme fatale with his music. Set in the 1980s, the film is a witty and cheerful story of a band’s successful journey and the protagonist’s pursuit of his love interest.

It’s Kind of a Funny story

Image result for It’s Kind of a Funny story movieAdolescence isn’t always normal for every child. It sure isn’t for Craig Gilner. So he decides to get himself checked into a mental health center. The youth ward isn’t available leaving him with the only option of spending five days in an adult ward where begins a journey of mentorship that changes his life for good.

Love is Strange

Image result for Love is Strange movieBen and George decide to tie the knot after four decades of courtship. That’s strange enough to even hand the title. The union sets off a series of events that makes up for a delightful ride for the audience elevated by the incredible cast.

The Fundamentals of Caring

Image result for The Fundamentals of Caring movieWhat does it take to care for someone? If you are one of those emotionally dry people who cannot find an answer to this question, well then this is your chance. Paul Rudd in an attempt to get over his painful divorce decides to become a caretaker of a teenager suffering from muscular dystrophy. It is not the most adorable relationship you will see as between usual caretakers and their beneficiaries. The connection develops purely on sarcasm and profanity that transcends into mutual growth and emotional healing.

The Intouchables

Image result for The Intouchables movieImagine you are bound to a wheelchair? An ex-con would definitely be the last choice on earth right? The protagonist, a rich paraplegic, thinks otherwise. He sees this as a life-changing experience for both of them and from there on ensues a poignant tale encompassing hilarity, surprises, and emotions all along.

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Tesla (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Based on the life of the famed scientist Nikola Tesla, this biopic drama has Ethan Hawke playing the iconic figure. The movie takes us into the murky history surrounding the inventor and his relationship with Thomas Edison. Michael Almereyda directed and penned the movie. Eve Hewson, Kyle MacLachlan, Lucy Walters, Jim Gaffigan, Josh Hamilton, Blake DeLong, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Hannah Gross, Donnie Keshawarz, Rebecca Dayan and Lois Smith play the other major characters.

Releasing date: August 21, 2020

 

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Halloween Kills (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Continuing the events that happened in David Gordon Green’s 2018 Halloween movie, this one takes us back into the Halloween franchise. Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role along with Judy Greer and Andi Matichak. Kyle Richards, Charles Cyphers, and Nancy Stephens from the original movie will also be returning.

Releasing Date: Oct. 20, 2021

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An American Pickle (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Seth Rogen reunites with filmmaker Brandon Trost for the comedy An American Pickle for HBO Max. Trost’s feature directorial debut has Seth playing two characters. The first one is Herschel, a European who came to America with his family. However, he fell into a huge jar of pickles and stays ‘preserved’ for 100 years. When he finally wakes up, he realizes that the world has changed over the years and his only living relative is Ben (also Seth).

Releasing Date: August 6, 2020

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The Tax Collector (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Starring Bobby Soto, Cinthya Carmona, George Lopez, and Shia LeBeouf, The Tax Collector is the new movie from the Suicide Squad director David Ayer. The plot of the movie revolves around two tax collectors who work for the crime lord known as the Wizard. They are assigned for collecting the Wizard’s share of the crime money from the local gangs. Unfortunately, things take a turn when Wizard’s old rival comes back to Los Angeles from Mexico.

Releasing Date: Aug 7, 2020

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6 Tom Hanks Movie That You Haven’t Seen Yet

by Kaylen Summers

Fan of Tom Hanks movies? Then here are some movies that you should add to your watchlist

The Man With One Red Shoe (1985)

Tom Hanks plays a violinist in this American remake of the French comedy The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe. He gets involved in the crossfire between two factions of the CIA and now everyone is out to watch his every move, bug his apartment, seduce him and even assassinate him.

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

Tom Hanks plays the role of the father of a nine-year-old kid with Asperger syndrome. In order to keep his son engaged, he creates quests for him around New York. The movie is a little sloppy and doesn’t have a strong script like that of Forrest Gump, the name brand of Tom Hanks and other popular cast members saved this movie from being a total trainwreck. Don’t get the idea that this 2011 movie is not worth seeing. There are many pleasant, feel-good moments in this movie that are worth your time.

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The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

When Brian De Palma decided to make a movie adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s bestseller, we did not expect it to be a top-to-bottom flop. If you are awestruck by Hanks’s performance onscreen, this movie is going to break your heart. It is super evident that he was a miscast in the movie as the Wall Street expert Sherman McCoy. However, the flick is worth a quick watch.

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Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)

We are all familiar with the dramatic thespian Tom Hanks. This feature marks his first appearance in his change to such serious roles. Taking place on the World War II backdrop, this romance has Hanks as an American pilot flying in Britain’s Royal Air Force. He falls in love with a Spanish jew girl from a conservative family and from there it is a fight.

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Larry Crowne (2011)

Directed by the man himself, this movie tells the story of a middle-aged man who gets fired from his big-box retailer job. Without a degree, he is left without many options for finding another job. So, he joins a community college and finds himself in the class of an attractive teacher who is stuck in an unhappy marriage.

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The Ladykillers (2004)

A remake of the 1955 Ealing Studios’ classic, this movie directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, deserves a spot in this list because of Tom Hanks’ out of this world, cartoonish performance as the Southern scholar and criminal mastermind Professor Goldthwaite Higginson Dorr, PhD.

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Most Watched Movies On Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

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Stay entertained with these awesome movies on Amazon Prime Video.

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow

🎥2014 ⚡Sci-fi, Action ⌛1h 53m
Tom Cruise has to die and relive again and again till he finds a way to destroy the aliens invading Earth.

Berlin Syndrome

🎥2017⚡Horror, Drama⌛1h 53m
An Australian photojournalist gets trapped in a Berlin apartment after a passionate romance turns into an obsessive relationship.

Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep

🎥2019 ⚡Horror, Suspense ⌛2h 31m
Following the events of the shinning, this adaptation follows Dan Torrance who realizes that he is not the only one with the supernatural power to ‘shine’.

Crawl

🎥2019 ⚡Horror, Thriller ⌛1h 27m
Killer crocodiles are on the loose and as the huge hurricane is flooding the town, it is not easy to stay alive and unhurt.
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Another Round (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

From director Thomas Vinterberg, Mads Mikkelsen leads the movie in the main role. The movie is about four friends who are all high school teachers. They are out to test a theory that states that their lives will be improved if they maintain a definite level of alcohol in their blood.

Releasing Date: 27 August 2020

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Pixar’s Soul (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Joe accidentally ends up dead and he is determined to return back to his life. In order to achieve this, he teams up with a precocious soul named 22. As he tries to make 22 understand the need for life, he discovers the answers to the questions that he was seeking.

Releasing Date: November 20

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The King’s Man (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A prequel to the two installments of Kingsmen movies, this one sheds light on more about how the secret service came into being. With another sequel confirmed Kingsmen franchise, this action-packed prequel is may hold some valuable easter eggs for the upcoming chapter of the franchise.

Releasing Date: September, 2020

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7500 (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the movie 7500 is about a pilot getting stuck inside the cockpit while the plane is getting hijacked by some terrorists. They are blackmailing to kill the crew members if he is not opening the door to enter the cockpit. With tension rising up, the inevitable situation has made it hard for him to make decisions. Not to mention that the lives of many are at stake.

Releasing  date: June 19

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Followed (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Featuring the debut of Antoine Le, the movie is about a vlogger named Mike who is looking to boost his subscribers online. To become part of this group that checks out a haunted hotel. Shot in ‘found-footage’ style, the movie is expected to hit drive-ins soon, due to the shut down of theatres.

Releasing Date: June 26, 2020

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Enter the Fat Dragon (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Donnie Yen is a cop who on a mission. However, in order to fulfill it he has to defeat a lot of bad guys at various locations. Though the title may feel offensive for many American audiences, keep in mind that these types of movies are common nowadays in China and are also doing well at the box office. The movie is well made and also entertaining.

Releasing Date:  July 14, 2020

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Elvis from Outer Space (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

We all know Elvis as the musical legend. However, there is a new twist to the tale of how he became one. This bizarre sci-fi B-movie has the superstar as an alien who is down on earth to try out his music skills. The government becomes aware that they are dealing with something extra-terrestrial and from there it is a wild goose chase to get him.

Releasing Date: July 7, 2020

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6 Hilarious Movies On Prime Video

by Kaylen Summers

We all could use a good laugh right now and what better way to do it than streaming these best comedy movies on Prime Video.

Troop Zero

🍅65% ⌛1h 37m 🎬2019
What’s It About: A misfit girl, who dreams of life in outer space, gets a chance to be recorded on NASA’s Golden Record. In the process, she forges some lasting friendships.
Where To Stream: Prime Video

Brittany Runs A Marathon

🍅88% ⌛1h 44m 🎬2019
What’s It About: Jillian Bell, an overweight woman, decides to run the New York marathon to get in shape and change her life for the better.
Where To Stream: Prime Video

Late Night

🍅80% ⌛1h 42m 🎬2019
What’s It About: A legendary late-night talk show host’s world is turned upside down when she realizes that she may soon be losing her long-running show.
Where To Stream: Prime Video

The Terminal (2004)

What’s It About: Tom Hanks is not the guy you want to travel with. This time he is not stuck on an island. He is stuck at the airport. Viktor Navorski lost his country for some political reasons. But, the problem is he was on the plane when this whole thing happened. Now, he’s stranded at Kennedy Airport with a passport that nobody recognizes.
Where To Stream: Amazon Prime

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

What’s It About: Before you pounce on our decision to add this movie to the list, wait! Agreed that this turtle spoof carries a load of foul language and toilet humor, but they have definitely sobered down on the sexual content. If that’s what had you worried and a little “Jackass” and “son of a b****” here and there does not bother you, go for it!
Where To Stream: Amazon Prime
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9 Must-Watch Arthouse Sci-fi Films

by Kaylen Summers

Art-house films is known for producing smaller films aimed at niche markets. These movies are usually of great artistic value and have something more beyond mere entertainment. however, don’t get the idea that these movies are not entertaining. Stream these movies and you will understand.

 Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

Belonging to a science fiction genre, the movie is set in the future where the government has outlawed literature to maintain control over public opinion. They even have a team of ‘firemen’ who perform book-burning whenever needed. Eventually, one of the firemen- Montog- began to question the morality of the things he is doing.

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Timecrimes (2007)

When a man accidentally finds a time machine, he decided to go back nearly an hour back in time. His first intention was to find himself. However, in the process, he ended up landing on a series of disasters and unforeseeable consequences.

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 Hard to be a God (2013)

Planet Arkanar is in its Medieval phase of history. In order to keep the events in the right path of history, humans decides to play god by sending in a group of scientists to the planet. They were not asked to interfere or never kill anyone during their mission. however, scientist Rumata is having a tough time not to take positions with the natives.

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Midnight Special (2016)

Featuring Michael Shannon and Jaeden Martell, Midnight Special is action & adventure and drama movie available for streaming on both HBO and Prime Video. The movie has a high Rotten Tomatoes score of 83% and a not-so-bad 6.6 IMDb audience rating.

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Alphaville

Alphaville is a futuristic city in a remote planet dictated by an evil scientist named Von Braun. He has outlawed love and self-expression. When an American private-eye reached the planet, he realizes that he is designed to save the planed or at least staying alive.

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Repo Man (1984)

When a down and out young punk took the job with a seasoned repo man, he was not expecting better. However, what awaited him was a series of outlandish adventures involving aliens, the CIA, and the notorious ’64 Chevy.

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 High Life (2018)

Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. They must now rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.

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Fantastic Planet (1973)

The Draags are the blue humanoids that are extremely advanced both technologically and spiritually, belonging to the planet of Ygam. They consider human beings as the ignorant,  tiny Oms of Planet Terra. Most of them are treated as slaves and pets for the entertainment fo Draag children. The rest of them live hidden in the hostile wilderness of the planet and are often hunted ruthlessly and even slaughtered.

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Primer (2004)

A group of aspiring entrepreneurs invents a device capable fo reducing the apparent mass of any object placed inside it. However, they come to the realization that the device has much more highly unexpected capabilities that could make them do whatever they want.

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8 Best Alien Movies To Stream On Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

Stream these sci-fi movies and get your mind blown away.

Super 8

While making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera, a group of teenage friends witnesses a terrible train derailment. Even though they were lucky enough to escape, they soon realize that it was no accident. One thing leads to another and a series of unexplained events and disappearances soon start to appear in their lives.

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Prospect

Looking to get rich quick, a father and his teenage daughter decided to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the toxic forest of a remote alien moon. However, many others are also looking to loot the gems before them. Will the father and daughter be able to escape with their lives?!

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon

After his unexpected encounter extraterrestrial robots, the second installment from the franchise has Sam Witwicky takes his first steps into adulthood and a great human friend to Autobot-leader Optimus Prime. Revolving around the space race between the USSR and the USA, the movie reveals one of the planet’s well-kept secrets.

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Star Trek: Insurrection

An alien race along with factions within the Starfleet is trying to take over a planet with ‘regenerative’ properties. The only people who can defend the planet’s people are Captian Picard and the crew of the Enterprise. They will have to use al their skills and preserve the founding ideals of the Federation.

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The X Files: I Want to Believe

A follow up the events of The X-Files series finale, this movie is set six years after when former FBI agent Doctor Dana Scully is working as a staff physician at a Catholic hospital named Our Lady of Sorrows.  FBI agent Drummy asks Scully to help in finding the fugitive former head of the X-Files division, Fox Mulder. He is also willing to call off the manhunt for him if he is helpful in solving the mystery of the disappearances of several women.

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Planet 51

Earth astronaut Capt. Chuck Baker has landed on Planet 51. This new world is more of a reminiscent of American suburbia and he is more of the ‘alien’ there.  In order to return safely back home, now he must avoid capture, get his spaceship back and the only help he has is from an empathetic little green being.

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Mass Effect: Paragon Lost

The earth is at war against a mysterious alien threat known as The Collectors.  James Vega is leading an elite squad of special forces to battle against these evil forces. Away from home at a remote star, Vega must quickly develop some effective tactics to fight these creatures and help save the world.

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10 Awesome Movies Based On Real Life

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some real-life stories that are more breathtaking than fiction.

The King’s Speech

Based on the real-life story of the father of Queen Elizabeth II, The King’s Speech is about the man who became King George VI. With his brother abdicating, George was made to assume the throne. However, his dreaded stutter was considered unfit for a king. Thus, he seeks the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. It resulted in an unlikely friendship, and Bertie finally finding his voice.

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The Pianist

Władysław Szpilman is a pianist who lived in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. It was during this time that the Jews of the city were forced into a ghetto. Szpilman, who was playing in a café, decided to stay behind, when his family was deported. He worked as a laborer for a while and eventually hides in the ruins of the war-torn city.

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The Social Network

It was on a fall night in 2003 that Harvard undergrad, Mark Zuckerberg started working his new idea. From what began as a small site to communicate with his friends soon turned into a global social network and made Mark Zuckerberg the youngest billionaire in history. However, that success didn’t stop him from landing in both personal and legal complications.

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There Will Be Blood

Daniel Plainview is a ruthless silver miner who moved to oil-rich California to become a notorious oil prospector. He used his adopted son to project the image of a trustworthy, family-man, and con local landowners to sell their valuable properties to him for a pittance. All was going well until local preacher Eli Sunday started suspecting something wrong in Plainview’s motives and intentions.

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Dallas Buyers Club

Ron Woodroof is known for his drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic lifestyle. This movie loosely based on his life and how he ended up having diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and thirty days to live.

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The Irishman

Martin Scorcese is known for portraying real-life gangster stories on-screen. Though many have criticized that his movies are an over-glorification of the gangster, his last movie, The Irishman was more about the rise and fall of these lives involved in organized crimes. Set over various time periods, the movie is about Frank Sheeran, a war veteran of Irish origin ending up working for the mobster Russell Bufalino and eventually becoming involved in the murder of a powerful union leader Jimmy Hoffa.

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The Great Escape

During World War II if you are caught by the Nazis, escaping from their prison camps can be a really tough job. Allied prisoners are mostly relocated to a high-security ‘escape-proof’ camp to sit out the war. However, a small group of prisoners decided to make an ambitious attempt to escape from the prision.

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The Disaster Artist

Creating the best movie ever made can be a real challenge, but creating the worst one is easier. An aspiring actor in Hollywood and an enigmatic stranger named Tommy Wiseau are teaming up to create just that. Wondering how that went?! Stream and find out.

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Rocketman

Base on the real-life story of Elton John, this movie follow the legend from his starting years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music into one of the most influential and enduring musical partnership he had, with Bernie Taupin.

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Pride

In the summer of 1984, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) decided to go on strike. As a part of the Gay Pride March in London, a group of LGBTQ ativists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. However, the Union was too embarrassed to accept their support.

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Is Stan Lee Really a Watcher ?

by Emily Keen

The man behind the genesis of the Marvel universe is no longer amongst us. But for as long as he lived, he made it a point to watch over the superheroes he so dearly created. Stan Lee makes appeared in every Marvel Film until he died before the release of End Game. Be it for a few seconds, he is always there to fill his superhero with some pearls of wisdom.

A bevy of Marvel Superheroes including Hulk, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange and Black Panther are attributed to Stan Lee’s imagination.

Stan Lee’s appearance holds the same significance in the Marvel universe as A113 in Pixar movies.

While some perceive this just like a cameo he bags as a token of gratitude for giving us these superheroes, some fans have a different outlook about why he is there in almost every Marvel movie. The theory suggests that Stan Lee is a Watcher.

For those of you who are unaware, Watchers are alien beings who are handed with the responsibility of keeping a watch over the multiverse.

Over the years, almost every Marvel movie has dropped hints suggesting that there is a possibility that all our superheroes exist in a multiverse.  Let us break it down for you.

Take for instance spiderman. It is obvious that Spiderman looks different in each multiverse. In one universe it is Toby Maguire, in the other he is Andrew Garfield while in the third he looks like Tom Holland. Even the animated venture based on Spiderman comics (Spiderman Into the Spiderverse) was set in a multiverse.

This proves that these parallel universes are a big part of Marvel’s narrative. If this is true, how does Stan Lee manage to appear in every universe? He has a cameo in all Spiderman movies with three different actors portraying the lead. Well that confirms that the watcher theory holds some weight to it.

Stan Lee’s cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2 is somewhat a hint that backs these claims. In James Gunn, directed film, Stan Lee is seen having a conversation with three other watchers sharing with them his experience as a federal expressman. This is him referring to his cameo of a FedEx postman in Captain America: Civil War.

Before this bit appeared in GOTG vol 2, fans believed Stan Lee is Uatu, the watcher. But this hypothesis is contradicted by the MCU wiki page which presents Lee as a “Watcher Informant”. An informant is tasked with passing information to the Watchers. So apparently Lee’s job is only to report to other watchers about his experiences on Earth.

In all probability Gunn himself believes this is true. In almost all movies Stan Lee portrays the same character which is a Watcher Informant.

But here is a twist which somehow puts a kink in the theory. Stan Lee appears in the post-credit scene of Big hero 6. He plays Fred’s dad in the film. Now, Big Hero 6 is a Disney/Marvel movie. The question remains if Big Hero 6 belongs to the Marvel multiverse of Disney multiverse. Since it is animated, it is highly unlikely to be called a part of the Marvel live-action universe. Probably a Marvel animated universe would be a better fit for the film.

Besides we cannot tell for sure if Fred’s dad is a watcher? And considering Big Hero 6 is an animated Disney film based on a Marvel character if Marvel multiverse standards apply to the film is pretty much ambiguous.

For all, we know Stan Lee is still awake in another version of this universe and smiling at this little concoction. How far do you think this theory makes sense? Feel free to add to this theory if you think we passed up on something. Comment below and let us know what you think.

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Looking for some great movies to watch this June on Hulu. Then, here is a list that you will like.

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🍅90% ⌛1h 28m 🎬2009
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Instant Family

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50/50

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Snowpiercer is a Sequel to Willy Wonka

by Emily Keen

Warning! Not for Killjoys!

This article is strictly for people who have an open mind and find enjoyment in exploring newer perspectives. However quirky they might seem! In this article, we are trying to deconstruct the idea behind the rumors that Snowpiercer is a direct sequel to Willy Wonka and chocolate factory.

At this point you have probably gone through with the stages of shock, surprise, questioning, rejection, and finally decided to read ahead! Because Hey, we are doing this for fun after all!

Lets us look at the evidence that supports this theory.

To start with, it’s the plots of the two films in question. Both scripts progress along similar lines wherein a group of people is confronted with an unusual atmosphere and the lone survivor who manages to live through all the offbeat experiences will be faced with the industrialist and tell the man that this was all just a test and he had passed with flying colors. The sentence typically ends with, you are the rightful heir to this quirky empire you just had a tour of.

This is just the general similarity between the two movies. Wait until you hear the links that connect the two characters.

Wilford, the inventor of the super train and conductor is hypothesized to be a grown-up Charlie Bucket who turned into a maniac after he had accumulated a huge pile of wealth through the candy business. When he is put in charge of saving lives onboard the train, he puts all his faith in the people he trusts the most. The gun-slinging Mike Teavee is his chief executor. Veruca Salt who was rescued by Charlie from the chocolate factory returns in this film as Wilford’s unapologetic supporter- Mason. Gilliam, Willford’s closest partner is Mr. Wilkinson Who is pretending to side with the resistance, although in reality, he is just an infiltrator fulfilling his duties as he did for Wonka.

Sound like pretty extreme statements these, right here. But the deeper you dive into the details, the more it starts making sense. Besides if they managed to survive the tour of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, they were probably crazier than they looked.

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My Dog Skip

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The Mighty Ducks

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Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Tom Popper is a successful businessman, but when it comes to the important things in life, he is clueless. However, things took a turn when he inherited six lovable penguins. Each of them has its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s New York apartment was turned into a snowy winter land, while the rest of his world turned upside-down.

Johnny English Strikes Again

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The Little Rascals

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The Indian in the Cupboard

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The Pacifier

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When a hitman decided to testify at the International Court of  Justice, many of the evildoers are out to kill him. however,  the world top bodyguard has taken him as a client. With an unsettled past still turbulent between them, the two have to put their differences aside and team up to make it to the trial on time. If not, their lives will be at stake.

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The Proposal

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6 Underground

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Mississippi Grind

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Smokin’ Aces

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The Change-Up

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Seven Psychopaths

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Zombieland

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The People vs. Larry Flynt

Larry Flynt is the offensive, indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film explores his efforts to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine. However, soon it changes into a fight for freedom of speech for all people.

The Highwaymen

Frank Hamer and Manny Gault are two former Texas Rangers. They are commissioned to put an end to the wave of mutinous crimes executed by Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.  Even though they are notorious robbers and cold-blooded killers,  they are worshiped by the public.

The Messenger

Will Montgomery is a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant. After returning home from, he is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Their Montgomery is assigned to deliver notice to the families of fallen soldiers with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson). However, when he met Olivia Pitterson to deliver the news of her husband’s death, he is drawn to her.

Kingpin

Roy Munson used to be bowler before losing his hand to the wrong crowd. Now, he is left with a hook for a hand and has settled into impoverished obscurity. However, when he discovers that an Amish kid named Ishmael has the skills to become the next big bowling sensation, he is back on the circuit to settle some old score with Bif Ern.

White Men Can’t Jump

When it comes to being an unlikely pair of basketball players, Billy Hoyle and Sidney Deane on the top of the list. however, they have to team up no matter what to pull off a con that can get them way across the courts of Los Angeles. Will they be able to win a game that’s fast dangerous – and funny.

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Good Will Hunting

Even though Will Hunting had the genius-level IQ, he chose to work as a janitor at MIT. However, when he solved a difficult graduate-level math problem, Professor Gerald Lambeau discovered his talents and decided to help the misguided youth reach his deserved potential. But, will be able to do that?!

Dead Poets Society

A passionate English teacher starts teaching at an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England. As each of his classes passes, he starts inspiring more his students to rebel against conventions and seize the true potential of every day. This, however, raises concerns for the stern headmaster.

A Beautiful Mind

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Pi

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The Man Who Knew Infinity

Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar grew up poor in Madras, India. During WWI, he had a hard time getting his admittance into Cambridge University. There he was guided by his professor, G.H. Hardy to pioneer some of the most relevant mathematical theories of all time.

Agora

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BoJack Horseman used to be the most beloved sitcom horse of the 90s. However, 20 years later the hit TV show “Horsin’ Around,” Horseman is more of a washed-up star living in Hollywood. Most of his day he spends drinking,  complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters.

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Love, Death & Robots

Animated movies on Netflix are not just eye-candy. They are always setting the bar higher. This  NSFW anthology of animated stories presented by Tim Miller and David Fincher is nothing short of that. Filled with terrifying creatures, wicked surprises, and dark comedy, you definitely don’t want to miss this one for sure.

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Big Mouth

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Hilda

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One Punch Man

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The Adventures of Tintin

This one is the latest telling of the extraordinary adventures of the young reporter, Tintin, and his loyal dog, Snowy. Both of them are on a high adventure to discover the explosive secret behind a centuries-old mystery. However, Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine suspects that Tintin stole a priceless treasure. With the help of salty, cantankerous Captain Haddock and bumbling detectives, Thompson and Thomson, Tintin and Snowy, be able to solve this mystery too.

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Ernest & Celestine

This fantasy tale is about Celestine. He is a little mouse who is trying to avoid a dental career. On the other hand, Ernest is a big bear who is craving an artistic outlet. Together, both of them must overcome their natural hostility and team up to forge a life of crime together.

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The Snowman

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Kirikou and the Sorceress

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Ballerina

It is the year 1879 in Paris. An orphan girl has the ambition of becoming a ballerina and in order to fulfill it, she flees her rural Brittany for Paris. On reaching there, the little girl takes up the position of the pupil in the name of someone else and becomes a student at the Grand Opera house.

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A Town Called Panic

This bizarre animated tale tells the troubles of plastic toys like Cowboy, Indian, and Horse. Cowboy and Indian plan to make a homemade birthday gift to surprise Horse. However, it backfires and destroys his house instead. From there, its surreal adventures take over as they travel to the center of the earth, explore the frozen tundra, and ends up in a parallel underwater universe where pointy-headed, dishonest creatures live.

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Following up on the first two installments, this one is the third and final entry into the “How to train your Dragon” animated movie franchise. The threequel has Hiccup fulfilling his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia. Toothless on the other hand discovers an untamed mate. However, danger still lurks and Hiccup’s duties as village chief are tested.  This time both the dragon and the rider must make difficult decisions to save their kind.

Loving Vincent

Like the paintings of the brilliant Vincent van Gogh, this movie about his life is also remarkable. The animation movie is made from 65,000 frames of oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters. they have all traveled from all across the world to join hands with the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of this wonderful animated art.

Horton Hears a Who!

Based on a marvelous fantasy tale, this movie is also nothing short of a brilliant cinema. The movie began with Horton the elephant, hearing a cry for help coming from a speck of dust. He surely can’t see anyone on the speck, he soon realizes that the speck of dust is home to the Whos. they have been living there in their city of Whoville. Horton had no choice but to help protect the Whos and their home from getting destroyed.

The Prince of Egypt

Moses and Ramses are brothers. while one was born of royal blood, the other was an orphan with a secret past. They grew up as the best of friends and shared a strong bond of free-spirited youth. However, their good-natured rivalry ultimately set them at odds. As one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth, and the other becomes the chosen leader of his people.

Abominable

The latest addition to Dreamworks’ animation cinemas is Abominable. The movie revolves around a group of misfits who encounter a young Yeti named Everest. When they realize that there are some evil-doers after the magical creature, they decided to bring him back to his family on the mountains.

Chicken Run

We all know this one. After being hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death, chickens at the British chicken farm decides to escape somehow. Ginger, one the chicken along with the help of Rocky the American rooster decides to combat their way out and lead their fellow chickens in a great escape. If they don’t make it out they will soon end up dead in the hands of the murderous farmers Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy.

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

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This cult-classic mafia movie is based on the true story of Henry Hill who is a half-Irish,m half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid. At an early young age, he gets adopted by neighborhood gangsters.  From there, he climbs the ranks of a Mafia family and becomes one of the top members of organized crime under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

Police Academy 3: Back in Training

Following up on the first two installments of the Polic Academy. The Governor announces that he must close one of the academies due to the shortage of funding. However, he wants to make it fair when it comes to choosing which one to shut down. As the two police academies compete against each other to stay in operation, it looks like Mauser wants to better his odds by persuades two officers in Lassard’s academy. But, things are not quite what he expected.

Driving Miss Daisy

Daisy Werthan is an old Jewish widow. Her relationship with her black chauffeur Hoke started off as an initial mere work. However, it grew into a 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters.  Keep in mind that this was in a time when such relationships where shunned upon.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Tom Ripley is one calculating young man who never gets an opportunity to go wasted. He believes that it’s better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. When a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie, he takes advantage and worms his way into the lives of Dickie and his girlfriend. This eventually plunges into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies, and murder.

Space Jam

We all know this classic. In order to add new attractions to his theme park at Moron Mountain, the evil alien theme park owner, Swackhammer and his gang head to Earth to kidnap Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes. However, Bugs challenges them to a basketball game to settle their fate. When the aliens steal the powers of NBA basketball players, Bugs turns to superstar Michael Jordan for help.

Spy Kids

Carmen and Juni used to believe that their parents were boring. What they didn’t know was that they were actually the top secret agents who gave up that life to raise their children. When many of their old colleagues started disappearing they are forces to come out of retirement. However, they didn’t expect Carmen and Juni to join the “family business.”

Blade Runner

Blade runner is one movie that has made an ever, growing cult following ever since its release. The movie takes place in the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019. A quartet of replicants has escaped to Earth in search of their creator to extend their short life spans. In order to find and terminate them, Blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement.

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Queen of Katwe

🍅93%  ⌛1h 40m

Being born into a situation is not in our control. however, finding these adversities and rise above them is entirely up to you and the choices you make in life. This movie shares with us the same valuable moral. Featuring Madina Nalwanga and David Oyelowo, the movie is about a young girl who overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda and becomes a Chess master.

Free Solo

🍅97%  ⌛1h 40m

Technically, this one is not a movie, but a documentary. However, it is too awesome to ignore.  Alex Honnold is a professional rock climber. He is now out to be the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000 foot high El Capitan wall. However, with no safety ropes and other safety gear, the climb is going to be a lot tougher than he thought.

Secretariat

🍅63%  ⌛2h 3m

Even in today’s woke society, it’s hard for a woman to make for herself and her work. With that you can easily imagine what it would have been the 1970s. Penny Chenery used to be a normal housewife and mother who has no knowledge about horse racing. With all odds against her, she fought her way into a male-dominated business and became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

The Rookie

🍅84%  ⌛2h 7m

Due to a severe shoulder injury, Jim Morris was never able to make it out of the minor leagues. Ending his career 12 years ago, he settles down to a baseball coach, married to high-school chemistry teacher. However, things started to change, as his team makes a deal that if they win the district championship, Jim must try out with a major-league organization. Will the team be able to make it to first from the last? Guess you will have to stream it and find out.

Invincible

🍅84%  ⌛1h 45m

Inspired by the real-life tale of Vince Papale, this movie is all about making one’s dream come true no matter what the odds are. Vince Papale had nothing to lose and he ignored the staggering odds to make his dream come true. the movie features Mark Wahlberg and Greg Kinnear in the lead roles.

The Greatest Game Ever Played

🍅63%  ⌛2h 00m

This one is a biographical movie about Francis Ouimet. The movie tells about how the 20-year-old golfer defeats his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.

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#FivePerfectMovies: Here Are The Picks From Your Favorite Celebrities

by Kaylen Summers

As the global pandemic is still keeping us indoors and self-isolated, internet users are busy finding movies that they think are perfect. The hashtag #FivePerfectMovies is trending on social media and all your favorite celebrities are pitching in their suggestions. While some of their picks are obvious, others are truly unexpected and all of them together make a wonderful list of awesome movies.

So, we have made a list from all the #FivePerfectMovies picks from all your favorite celebrities.

James Gunn

  1. Groundhog Day
  2. Blow Out
  3. Babe
  4. After Hours
  5. Green Room

J.K. Rowling

  1. The Apartment
  2. Zodiac
  3. The Godfather
  4. Some Like It Hot
  5. This Is Spinal Tap

Leigh Whannell

  1. The Thing
  2. Seven
  3. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  4. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
  5. Trainspotting

Yvette Nicole Brown

  1. All About Eve
  2. The Princess Bride
  3. All The President’s Men
  4. The Five Heartbeats
  5. While You Were Sleeping

Rian Johnson

  1. The Conversation
  2. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  3. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  4. Duck Soup
  5. The Master

Scott Derrickson

  1. Rashomon
  2. Taxi Driver
  3. Blade Runner
  4. Poltergeist
  5. Seven

Ken Jeong

  1. Parasite
  2. Broadcast News
  3. Goodfellas
  4. Say Anything
  5. This Is Spinal Tap

Edgar Wright

  1. Umberto D.
  2. Singin’ in the Rain
  3. Rosemary’s Baby
  4. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  5. Mad Max: Fury Road

J.A. Bayona

  1. The Innocents
  2. Brief Encounter
  3. The Deer Hunter
  4. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  5. The Silence of the Lambs

Bonus: Top Five Movies Picked Globally

  1. The Godfather
  2. The Dark Knight
  3. Casablanca
  4. Parasite
  5. Star Wars
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10 Crime Thrillers To Watch During COVID19 Lockdown

by Kaylen Summers

From Martin Scorsese’s various explorations of New York City’s crime life to Takashi Miike’s brutal depiction of bloodthirsty criminals, there is a gangster movie to satisfy your every need.
If you are wondering where to find these gritty and compelling gangster movies, here is our short guide to help you out.

Once Upon a Time in America

🍅82% ⌛3h 49m
What is it about: After thirty years, a former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan. There he must confront the ghosts of his past life.

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Snatch

🍅73% ⌛1h 43m
What is it about: A fast-paced crazy character-colliding tale with over-lapping story-lines. One is about a stolen diamond and the other is about a boxer promoter getting into trouble with a gangster.

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The French Connection

🍅98% ⌛1h 44m
What is it about: ‘Popeye’ Doyle is a tough narcotics detective. He is on the pursuit to capture a French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.

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American Gangster

🍅80% ⌛2h 37m
What is it about: After the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas becomes the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan.

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Kill the Irishman

🍅62% ⌛1h 46m
What is it about: Irish mobster Danny Greene rises up from a tough Cleveland neighborhood to become an enforcer in the local mob. He later ended up in a turf war with the Italian mafia.

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City of God

🍅91% ⌛2h 10m
What is it about: Telling the lives of various character, this movie is about how the shantytown of Cidade de Deus became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places during the 1960s to 80s.

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American History X

🍅83% ⌛1h 59m
What is it about: After serving 3 years in prison, Derek Vineyard is paroled. He used to be a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A.

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Amores Perros

🍅62% ⌛1h 46m
What is it about: After a fatalistic car crash, the lives of three individuals are turned upside down. Now, they have to go through unforeseen circumstances to save their lives.

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Boyz n the Hood

🍅96% ⌛1h 52m
What is it about: The movie is a depiction of the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gunfights and drug dealing on a daily basis.

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A Bronx Tale

🍅98% ⌛1h 46m
What is it about: An adolescent boy is forced to choose between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss.

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10 Unknown Movie Masterpieces To Watch In Quarantine

by Kaylen Summers

Cargo (2017)

🍅85% 1h 45min

What If (2013)

🍅73% 1h 33min

Race (2016)

🍅62% 2h 14min

Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Jack Reacher (2012)

War of the Worlds (2005)

Cashback (2006)

Daredevil (2003)

Pearl Harbor (2001)

 

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What’s New On Your Streaming Services This April 2020

by Kaylen Summers

With a lot more time at home to stream TV and movies, major streaming services are bringing in some awesome titles this April. Here are our picks of the best new stuff.

✅ New Movies & Shows on Netflix

Money Heist [Season 4]

Coffee & Kareem

Spenser Confidential

🎬Movie 🍅38% ⌛1h 50m

The Occupant

🎬Movie 🍅N/A ⌛1h 43m

✅ New Movies & Shows on Prime Video

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

Agatha Christie: The Pale Horse [Season 1]

Hangman

Mystery Team

✅ New Movies & Shows on Hulu

Spider-Man

Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole [Season 1]

Bangkok Dangerous

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10 Greatest Gangster Movies of All Time

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Oldboy

🍅82% ⌛2h 00m
What is it about: A businessman was imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years. He is now desperate to seek revenge on his captors.
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GoodFellas

🍅96% ⌛2h 25m
What is it about: Henry Hill is a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid. He was adopted by the neighborhood gangsters at an early age and worked his way up the ranks of the crime family.
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Casino

🍅80% ⌛2h 59m
What is it about: Sam “Ace” Rothstein is a low-level mobster. He is tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. Though it was successful in the beginning, his adversaries make things worse for them.
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Donnie Brasco

🍅88% ⌛2h 07m
What is it about: An undercover FBI agent infiltrates the mob. However, he becomes more interested in the mafia life than his normal life.
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The Godfather

🍅98% ⌛2h 55m
What is it about: Organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives a murder attempt on his life. His son Michael steps in to launch a campaign of bloody revenge.
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The Departed

🍅91% ⌛2h 31m
What is it about: In order to take down South Boston’s Irish Mafia, the police sends in an undercover agent. Meanwhile there is a dirty cop working for the kingpin. Soon, both sides realize that there is a mole on their side.
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The Man from Nowhere

🍅100% ⌛1h 59m
What is it about: Former special agent, Taesik lives a low life after his wife’s death. Now, his only friend named Somi, a little girl next door, is kidnapped and he is out to save her.
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Scarface

🍅98% ⌛2h 55m
What is it about: Tony Montana becomes the biggest drug lord in the state murdering anyone who stands in his way. Increased pressure from the police and wars with Colombian drug cartels, eventually led to his downfall.
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The Untouchables

🍅82% ⌛1h 59m
What is it about: Elliot Ness is a young Treasury Agent who is determined to take down Al Capone. However, Capone has many cops in his pocket. With the help from veteran patrolman Jimmy Malone, will he be able to finally get him?
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

🍅75% ⌛1h 45m
What is it about: After losing a sketchy poker match, a card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang.
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Villain (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

After 10 years in prison, Eddie Franks looks to keep a straight life. Unfortunately, the action of his drug-mule brother Sean had put him in the front for rival gangster brothers Roy and Johnny Garret. Now, to pay off his bother’s debt and save his life, he must draw guns again. With more things spirally out of control, he is now in his fight to stay alive.

Releasing Date: May 22, 2020

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Capone (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Capone is based on the real-life incidents surrounding one of America’s most notorious gangsters, Al “Fonzo” Capone. More than just an infamous and feared gangster of American lore, the man was a ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist. Following a decade of imprisonment, at the age of 47, he became affected by his harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins.

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Raiga: God of Monsters (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Raiga: God of Monsters is a low budget mockbuster that feels much similar to the Godzilla movies. Due to global warming, there is an excessive melting of the southern polar ice caps. This has resulted in bringing long-dormant ancient sea creatures back to life.

Release Date: April 14, 2020 (Digital)

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Valley Girl (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Valley Girl is a musical remake of the 1980’s classic. The remade romantic comedy musical film is directed by Rachel Lee Goldenberg and has Jessica Rothe, Josh Whitehouse, Mae Whitman, and Judy Greer in the main roles.

Releasing Date: May 8, 2020 (Digital)

 

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8 Best Funny Movies to Watch in Quarantine

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Tropic Thunder (2008)

Rating 3.5 | 1h 47min | Action, Comedy, Adventure, War

Vietnam veteran ‘Four Leaf’ Tayback’s memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film. Director Damien Cockburn is having a hard time controlling the cast of prima donnas. In order to get the filming back on track and avoid cancellation, he drops the actors into the middle of the jungle to film the remaining scenes. However, they didn’t know that they are in the middle of the Golden Triangle, the home of heroin-producing gangs.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Rating 3.6 | 1h 35min | Comedy, Satire

This fictional tale tells you how news became what we see today. Set in the 1970s San Diego, the movie follows super-sexist anchorman Ron Burgundy who is the top-dog on local TV. But, when the ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station, things take an unexpected turn.

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Rating 3.45 | 1h 35min | Comedy

Napoleon is a listless and alienated teenager. In his efforts to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, he gets caught up in the misadventures of his dysfunctional family.

The Dictator (2012)

Rating 3.2 | 1h 23min | Comedy

Aladeen is a dictator who will risk everything to ensure that democracy would never come to his country. Unfortunately, when he came to New York to address the United Nations Security Council, he never expected that a hitman hired by his uncle, Tamir, would kidnap him.

Nacho Libre (2006)

Rating 2.85 | 1h 32min | Comedy, Family

Inspired by a real-life story, Nacho Libre is about Rev. Sergio Gutierrez Benitez, a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who had a 23-year long career as Fray Tormenta (“Friar Storm”), a masked luchador. He competed to financially support the orphanage he directed.

Brüno (2009)

Rating 2.9 | 1h 23min | Comedy

Bruno is a flamboyantly gay Austrian television reporter. He always stirs up trouble with unsuspecting guests and large crowds through his brutally frank interviews, where he hilariously displays his homosexuality.

Old School (2003)

2003 | 1h 31min | Comedy

A lawyer and his two friends decide to recapture their glory days. They plan to achieve it by setting up a fraternity house next to their former college campus.

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8 Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Battlefield Earth (2000)

Rating 1.25 | 1h 58min | Action, Science Fiction, War

The year is 3000. Humankind is no match for the greedy and manipulative race of aliens known as Psychlos. Led by the powerful Terl, the Psychlos are draining Earth’s natural resources for gaining the ultimate profit. What is even worse is that they are using the broken remnants of humanity as slaves to do it. With the remaining human race descended into a near primitive state, now it is up to Tyler to save mankind.

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

Rating 3.55 | 1h 41min | Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery

Mr. Fuller is a wealthy man living in Los Angeles. When he discovers a shocking secret about the world he lives in, he starting fearing that his life might be in danger. In desperation,  he leaves a message for his friend in the most unexpected place.

Cube (1997)

Rating 3.6 | 1h 30min | Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery

A group of strangers finds themselves trapped in a maze-like prison. It soon becomes clear that each of them possesses the peculiar skills necessary to escape if they don’t wind up dead first.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Rating 3.8| 2h 15min | Science Fiction, Drama

A line-worker encounters with UFOs and feels drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness. There, he is about to witness something spectacular.

The 6th Day (2000)

Rating 2.95| 2h 3min | Mystery, Science Fiction, Action

In the future, human cloning is a profit-making business for multi-national corporations. However, it becomes personal for one man, when he meets a clone of himself. What unfolds before him is a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.

Spectral (2016)

Rating 3.15 | 1h 49min | Thriller, Action, Science Fiction

Supernatural beings have taken over a European city. In order to eliminate the beings and save the world, a special-ops team is dispatched to fight these horrid creatures. Will the team be able to stop them? Or, is there something more terrifying awaiting them.

Looper (2012)

Rating 3.8 | 1h 58min | Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

In the future time travel becomes illegal and only available on the black market. The mob uses the technology to get rid of someone, by sending them 30 years into the past. Joe is one of the many loopers, hired guns who are assigned to kill such people sent to the past.  All was going well for him and he was getting rich until the mob decided to send back Joe’s future self for assassination.

Pacific Rim (2013)

Rating: 3.45 | 2h 11min | Action, Science Fiction, Adventure

Monstrous Kaijus started rising from the sea and a new war has begun with humanity and them. Massive robots called Jaegers were assigned to fight off these monsters.  However, it needs two pilots and their minds locked in a neural bridge to control these humongous machines.  During this hostile situation a washed-up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) have no choice but to form an unlikely team and mankind’s last hope.

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8 Best Thrilling Adventure Movies Worth Watching

by Kaylen Summers

Raiders of the Lost Ark

When it comes to adventure movies, no one deserves to be on the top of the list than the celebrated, tweed-suited professor and archeologist, Dr. Indiana Jones. Raiders of the Lost Ark has the explorer hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant. However,  he ends up finding himself up against the entire Nazi regime.

Up

Up is perhaps one of the most heart-warming adventure tales that you will ever get from animated movies. Carl Fredricksen always had the dream of exploring the globe and experience the fullest of his life. However,  he never seems to have gotten a chance to fulfill it. When a twist of fate and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell stumbles into this life, he is given the adventure of a lifetime.

Back to the Future

Get ready for a cult-classic adventure through time. When eighties teenager Marty McFly accidentally goes back in time to 1955, he ends up disrupting his parents’ first meeting and somehow attracting his mother’s romantic interest. Now, Marty must fix the damage he has done to the timeline, and rekindle his parents’ romance.

Die Hard

John McClane is an NYPD cop who is at his estranged wife’s office to reconcile her. However, he didn’t expect to be hrown for a serious loop when the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists just minutes after he arrives. Realizing that LAPD is off little help, wisecracking McClane decides to set out on a single-handed mission to bring down the bad guys and rescue the hostages.

Once Upon a Time in the West

Though most westerns are ground to a single town or location, they all undoubtfully have some of the best adventures to tell. Once Upon a Time in the West is one such western adventure where a widow whose land and life are dangered by a railroad getting closer and closer to taking them over. Fortunately, a mysterious harmonica player steps in to protect the woman and her land.

Jurassic Park

A wealthy entrepreneur plans to open a theme park with living dinosaurs brought back to life from prehistoric DNA. We all know that things are meant to go wrong with these untamed creatures. Unfortunately, it was a team of experts and two eager children who got into trouble. As the security systems go off-line and the dinosaurs escape, will they all be able to escape or be eaten alive?!

Aladdin

Disney movies are never short of a good adventure. As the studios decided to retell their classic tales, the adventures become more vibrant and colorful. The 2019 Aladdin is one such movie about the street-urchin Aladdin who falls in love with Princess Jasmine. Meanwhile, in the hopes of ruling the land, evil Jafar embroiled in a plot to find a mysterious lamp.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max is an apocalyptic adventure that you don’t want to miss-not just for its amazing imagery, but also for the existential subtexts. Set in a stark desert landscape where humanity is fighting for the necessities of life, two rebels are on the run to somehow restore order.

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Mad Max

Taking place in a dystopian Australia in the near future, Mad Max tells the story of a highway patrolman cruising the squalid back roads that have become the breeding ground of criminals foraging for gasoline and scraps. After some grisly events at the hands of a motorcycle gang, Max sets out across the barren wastelands in search of revenge.

Saw

Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must go through extreme situations to win their lives back or die trying.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Based on the real-life story, the movie is about Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby. He suffers a stroke at the age of 43 and paralyzes his entire body except for his left eye. However, he is not willing to give up that easily as he uses that eye to blink out his memoir. The psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he’d only visited in his mind are described in the remarkable memoir.

The Straight Story

Alvin Straight is a retired farmer and widower in his 70s. When he hears that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover, he decides to visit him and set things right between them. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a car or driver’s license to reach his brother. Thus, Alvin sets out on his old lawnmower and begins his picturesque and deeply spiritual odyssey.

The Squid and the Whale

The Squid and the Whale is a heartwarming movie based on the true childhood lives of Noah Baumbach and his brother. Set in the 1980s Brooklyn, it revolves around two young boys who are dealing with their parent’s divorce.

Bottle Rocket

Anthony was under treatment in a mental hospital because of a nervous breakdown. After being released from the institution, he finds himself directionless and eventually joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Together they hatch a hair-brained scheme for a crime spree involving his former boss, the legendary Mr. Henry.

Mysterious Skin

Featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Brady Corbet, Mysterious Skin is about a teenage hustler and a young man who is obsessed with alien abductions crossing paths. Together, they soon discover a horrible, liberating truth.

The Holy Mountain

This 1973 Mexican surreal-fantasy film is a visual treat flooded with sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism. The movie adds another defiantly unparalleled chapter to Jodorowsky’s thoroughly unique filmography.

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The Secret: Dare to Dream (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Being a young widow Miranda Wells is hardworking to raise three children on her own. When a mysterious man named Bray Johnson came into her life, it brought some new unexpected challenges as well. Though Bray rejuvenated their family spirit, there was a deep secret of his that changed everything.

Releasing date: 17 April 2020

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The Jack In The Box (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A vintage Jack-in-the-box was unearthed and donated to the museum. Staff member Casey Reynolds is starting to suspect the doll inside it has a mind of its own. When his team member dies in a mysterious way, his assumptions about the Jack-in-the-box is strengthened. But, will that help him escape the evil curse behind the box?!

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To The Stars (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Set in 1960s Oklahoma, To The Stars tells the intimate friendship between the withdrawn farmer’s daughter and a worldly but reckless new girl. The movie is written by Shannon Bradley-Colleary and directed by Martha Stephens.

Digital Release on: Apr 24, 2020

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The Main Event (2020) Trailer

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Leo Thompson is an 11-year-old boy who wants to be the next WWE superstar. After discovering a magical wrestling mask, he is granted super strength. He uses these newfound powers to enter a WWE competition and fight off against epic challengers in the ring.

Releasing Date: April 10, 2020

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What’s New On Your Streaming Services-March 2020

by Kaylen Summers

A lot of new movies and shows have arrived on your streaming platforms. Here is Spotflik’s guide to help you find the best ones to watch next.

✅ New Movies & Shows on Netflix

Outbreak (1995)

🎬Movie 🍅59% ⌛2h 7m
USA has fallen victim of a deadly airborne virus. With many people dying at an epidemic rate, Col Sam Daniels is tasked to stop the virus from spreading out of a small town.

Altered Carbon [Season 2]

📺 Series 🍅64% ⏩ 8 Episodes
Following the sci-fi tale from the first season, Altered Carbon welcomes you to the future were the rich are immortal and the poor are pawns.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019)

🎬Movie 🍅73% ⌛1h 36m
New threads have hit the islands. Red, Chuck, Bomb and the rest of their feathered friends are putting aside their differences and teaming up with the pigs to fight a common threat.

Freedom Writers (2019)

🎬Movie 🍅70% ⌛2h 3m
Education is power and for a class of at-risk students it was their young teacher who inspired them to learn tolerance, and applies themselves.

✅ New Movies & Shows on Prime Video

Watch Hunters [Season 1]

📺 Series 🍅64% ⏩ 10 Episodes
A band of Nazi Hunters are looking for high ranking Nazi officials are living in 1977 New York. The team must bring the Nazis to justice before they create a Fourth Reich in the U.S.

Honey Boy (2019)

🎬Movie 🍅94% ⌛1h 34m
Otis is a 12-year-old successful television star. However, his father is an abusive alcoholic. Now, the two must find a bond between each other.

Danger Close (2019)

🎬Movie 🍅66% ⌛1h 59m
Set in 1966 Vietnam War, Major Harry Smith and his company of Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops.

Ted Bundy: Falling For a Killer [Season 1]

🎬Movie 🍅66% ⌛1h 59m
The experiences with unsettling details about Ted Bundy by long-term girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall, her daughter Molly, and other survivors.

✅ New Movies & Shows on Hulu

Kinsey (2004)

🎬Movie 🍅66% ⌛1h 59m
Professor Alfred Kinsey’s scientific quest turn into intensely personal discovery and an unexpected journey into the secrets of human behavior and sexuality.

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

🎬Movie 🍅50% ⌛1h 33m
Lyn Cassady claims that he was a former member of the U.S. Army’s New Earth Army. They are a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.

Friends With Kids (2012)

🎬Movie 🍅67% ⌛1h 40m
Long time friends Julie and Jason decided to have kids without being a couple. Being “time-share” parents, they wanted to enjoy parenthood without curbing their personal freedom.
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21 Exciting Movies To Stream While Self-Isolating

by Kaylen Summers

Looking for movies to watch while in self-quarantine?! We’ve got a list of 21 movies that are worth your time.
Before we start…
🚨Please keep in mind that you can protect yourself and others from the virus.
🖐Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub for more than 20 seconds.
😷Use masks only if you have symptoms. Save them for health care workers who really need it.
🏡Most importantly, stay home and keep yourself entertained with these movies.
1. Psycho (1960): Even six decades later, this brilliant movie keeps us hooked even today.
2.  Evil Dead II (1987): Here are some basic lessons to follow if you ever get your hand chopped off and you have to replace it with a chainsaw.
3 Get Out (2017): You will watch this simply for Daniel Kaluuya’s teary horror face upon realizing that he is in the Sunken Place.
4. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984): When it comes to slasher movies, it’s Freddy Krueger > Michael Myers > Jason Voorhees.
5. The Exorcist (1973): Ready for some deep, dark stuff as a young girl gets possessed by a dreadful devil.
6. It (2017): This Stephen King tale is the main reason for us to be super-scared of clowns.
7. The Shining (1980): The cult classic horror movie that can really make your isolation scarier.
8. Shaun of the Dead (2004)Looking for some freaky outbreak movie during this time of coronavirus?
9. The Witch (2015):  “Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?”. Please say no, otherwise things are not going to be good for you.
10. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2010): A young girl finds creatures in her new home that wants to claim her as their own.
11. The Babadook (2014): After the violent death of her husband, a single mother must battle a monster lurking in the house.
12. The Dark Knight (2008): Watch this for the memorable performance from Heath Ledger as the Joker.
13. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014): This outstanding political thriller has Chris Evans wearing star-spangled tights.
14. The Goonies (1985): You can love Batman and Captian America, But, can they do the Truffle Shuffle.
15. Wonder Woman (2017): The ridiculously powerful Amazon helps out even after realizing that humanity is full of warring jerks.
16. Big Trouble in Little China (1986): Kurt Russell as the two-fisted, macho-talking, truck-driver deserves to be in this list.
17. Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003): After all she has gone through, Uma Thurman’s The Bride is the real superhero of them all.
18. Flash Gordon (1980): Stay calm! He is here to save us all. It is even in the song too.
19. Deadpool (2016): Admit it. He is the most coolest superhero around. You don’t want to have a watch party without him.
20. Kick-Ass (2010): We all want to be a superhero. Here is a DIY superhero who can help you out with that.
21. The Crow (1994): After getting murder, young rock guitarist Eric Draven returns from the grave to exact revenge.
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20 Comfort Films to Watch In Self Isolation

by Kaylen Summers

We all are going through a tough time during this Covid19 outbreak and keeping yourself at home is the best thing you can do to yourself and other you love. But, how can we cope up with the psychological effect of this self-isolation? The answer is actually simple- movies.
Movies have always helped us escape reality and make wanders into unknown lands and live lives beyond our imaginations. It has entertained us, inspired us and motivated us. Here are some movies to keep you active through these hard times. Get some popcorn and start watching.
1. Frozen (2013): The magical Disney tale of Anna and Elsa is a sister act for the ages and all ages.
2. Little Miss Sunshine (2006): The crazy dysfunctional Hoover family trying to keep things together for a pretentious kid beauty pageant.
3. The Incredibles (2004)Apparently, this the best version of Fantastic Four tale that you will ever get. (Sorry, Marvel)
4. The Sound of Music (1965): They may be Nazis. But, they still have a lot to sing about for the sweet-sounding Von Trapps.
5. Mary Poppins (1964): Julie Andrews flies in on her umbrella to save the Banks family from being a hot mess.
6. Back to the Future (1985): Time travel, messing up with your parent’s past and more. This cult classic still has enough for a re-watch.
7. Meet the Parents (2000): If your in-law turns out to be Robert De Niro, then you should be expecting some lie detectors and nipple discussions.
8. Step Brothers (2008): Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are the best, crazy siblings duo that you can ever expect.
9. The Godfather (1972): Ever wondered what it is like to be in a mafia family. Then, welcome to the Corleone family.
10. Father of the Bride (1991): Steve Martin is an overprotective patriarch. But that doesn’t stop him from being a loving father to his daughter.
11. Ghostbusters (1984): This cult classic never gets only. Before they ruin it again with another sequel, let’s revisit the original one more time.
12. Groundhog Day (1993): What if the same day repeats and repeats again. Bill Murray is somehow stuck in this endless loop.
13. Booksmart (2019): Teen travails are still relatable as they were during “The Breakfast Club”. This female-centric movie proves that.
14. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986): High school student, Ferris fakes sickness to spends the day with his best friend and girlfriend.
15. Old School (2003): If you think that self-isolation is the worse that can happen to you, how about having your fraternity in house.
16.Young Frankenstein (1974): Mel Brooks movies can instantly lift your moods.
17. Animal House (1978)Deathmobile, food fight and John Belushi destroying a guitar in a toga still have no college-comedy equal.
18. This Is Spinal Tap (1984): This awesome rock mockumentary is about the return of British heavy metal band Spinal Tap.
19. The Blues Brothers (1980): To save the Catholic home where they were raised, two brothers get their old band back together.
20. The Hangover (2009) This bachelor-party-gone-wrong classic has some of the nuttiest moments in movie history.
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8 Captivating Boxing Movies Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Boxing is one of the most intimate sports about self-respect and raw power. While the sport has its set of huge audiences and fans, there are many movies that try to capitalize on that. Don’t take it wrong, as these movies are equally brilliant and artsy as any other masterpiece Hollywood movie out there.

With that being said, here are some of the most captivating boxing movies out there.

Rocky

There is no other place to start his list than with Rocky. The movie and its franchise have successfully shaped the template for boxing movies and it still remains one of the most memorable ones from the genre. World heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed pulls a publicity stunt, which resulted in him fighting Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark.

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Million Dollar Baby

Trainer Frankie Dunn was estrangement by his daughter. After the painful incident, he is not looking to coach another fighter. However, boxer Maggie Fitzgerald wants to go pro and is willing to do anything to get Frankie to train her to compete in the big leagues. If you are looking for a good sport-drama, then this one is the best to start from.

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Creed

We all know how the Rocky movies shaped the boxing-movie sub-genre. Unfortunately, too many template movies saturated its audience and the studio wanted to expand the franchises to explore other character spin-offs. The result was Creed- the tale about how Apollo Creed’s son grew up to continue his father’s legacy. If you are missing out on Stallone, then don’t worry. Rocky also plays a character in the movie.

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Cinderella Man

This one is an autobiographical movie about the legendary boxer, Jim Braddock. After his retirement in 1920’s, his family was becoming socially poor. He had no other choice but to return back to the ring and thus history was made with his huge comeback. The movie has Russell Crowe playing the boxer and Renée Zellweger as the female lead.

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When We Were Kings

This one is more of a documentary than a movie. When Muhammad Ali was 3, many thought that he was past his prime. During this time, ten-years-younger George Foreman was the heavyweight champion of the world. Promoter Don King sets up the fight of a century between these too- the “Rumble in the Jungle”. The spectacle was so big that it had a musical festival by some of America’s top black performers.

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Southpaw

The reigning junior middleweight boxing champion Billy “The Great” Hope has a grand career, a caring wife and daughter, but a lavish lifestyle. Unfortunately, a tragedy strikes them, and  Billy is thrown rock bottom. He loses his family, his house, and his manager. However,  Tick Willis, a former fighter comes to his rescue and trains him. Now, he must reclaim the fight against fate and reclaim the trust of those he loves.

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Gladiator

Tommy Riley moves to Chicago to stay with his dad. In his new place, he goes to school and tries to keep to himself school. However, things go out of hand when he gets involved in a street fight. Tommy quickly gets noticed and from there, makes his way into the world of illegal underground boxing. In a place where every punch is meant to kill, will he be able to survive?

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Knuckle

Featuring Ian Palmer, this movie takes us through the epic 12-year journey of an Irish traveler through the brutal and secretive world of bare-knuckle fighting. The documentary film narrates the violent history of feuding between rival clans.

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10 Best Mystery Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

There are movies that are just like comfort food. You know what it tastes like and you love having them. However, at times, we love something that can jolt our systems. When it comes to movies, Netflix has both of them and today we will be taking a look at the latter category of mysteries that are sure to keep you thrilled.

Here are some of the best mystery thriller on Netflix.

Inception

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

Room

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

Moon

Sam Bell has spent almost three years in a Moon-based manufacturing facility. He is the only occupant there and all he has for 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.

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.

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.

Crash

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

The Invisible Guest

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

Limitless

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

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6 Best Disney Animated Movies On Disney+

by Kaylen Summers

With Disney starting its own streaming platform, the studio’s beloved movies got its own home. But, like every other OTT platform finding the right movie to watch. So, we have decided to help you with that. If you love watching Disney movies, then here are the best Disney movies you can start streaming now on Disney+.

The Lion King

We all know this classic Disney movie. After killing his father Simba is cast out of the kingdom by his evil uncle. Years later, when he is all grown up, he realizes that it is his destiny to reclaim the lost throne and become the ruler. However, for that he has to face his uncle in battle.  If you are thinking about rewatching this Shakespearean animated tale, then available for streaming on Disney+.

Toy Story

Here is another famous animated tale from Pixar and Disney. Woody and Andy’s other toys were living happily when Buzz Lightyear appeared. He was Andy’s new birthday present and for Woody, the fear of being forgotten by his kid. However, when the two are separated from Andy, they decide to set aside their differences and work together to get back home.

Zootopia

Zootopia is one of the latest addition to the Disney animated family. The movie tells the imaginary tale of animals leading a human-like social life. Officer Judy Hopps becomes the first bunny to be a police officer in Zootopia. she is out to crack his first case. However, to solve the mystery she must learn to trust the scam-artist fox Nick Wilde.

Wall-E

In the future, Earth becomes inhabitable for humans from all the waste. While they settle in space, an advanced AI robot named Eva is sent down to earth for research. But, when she reaches here, a garbage robot falls in love with him.

Up

After the death of his wife, Carl Fredricksen decides to fulfill his dreams of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. He reinvents his house into a hot air balloon and sets off. However, there was an unexpected change in his plan when a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell followed him on his journey.

Inside Out

Human beings are filled with many emotions. Fear, regret, shyness, happiness and all play an important role in shaping our choices. But for Reily, growing up has made her emotions go crazy at times. Will her emotions be helpful to guide her back with better choices. Stream to find out.

 

 

 

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Arkansas (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Arkansas is a dark comedy based on author John Brandon’s best-selling book of the same name and the directorial debut of actor Clark Duke. Kyle and Swin work for the drug kingpin Frog. During the day, the two works as junior park rangers and at night they become Frog’s proxies keeping a close eye on them.

Releasing Date: May 5, 2020

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6 Brilliant Crime Movies That Will Puzzle Your Mind

by Kaylen Summers

12 Angry Men

After the defense and the prosecution are rested,  the jury is in the jury room to make a decision whether a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent. He has been accused of murdering his father. It would have ended as an open and shut case. However, it turned into a mini-drama of the jurors’ preconceptions and prejudices about the trial, the accused, and about each other.

Zodiac

Based on the true story of the “Zodiac Killer” and the investigation to track the serial killer down, this movie Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr and Mark Ruffalo in the lead roles.  The notorious serial killer was a terrifying figure in the San Francisco Bay Area. He went on mocking police with his ciphers and letters.  the movie speaks about how the case ruined the lives and careers of three men in the endless trail of clues.

The Man from Nowhere

Taesik is a former special agent. After losing his wife in an accident, he lived a lonely life and was only friends with a little girl next door named Somi. When she got kidnapped by a gang, Taesik took it to himself to save her. However, when he got closer to finding her, more about his mysterious past is slowly revealed.

Sherlock Holmes

We all know the classic tale of the world’s famous detective and his assistant. But when Robert Downey Jr took up the mantle, it added an extra charm to the character. This movie is about his new nemesis who is trying to destroy London. Can Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson bring the plot down before it’s too late? Stream to find out.

The Killing

The Killing is the 1956 classic that centers around the career criminal Johnny Clay. He has recruited a sharpshooter, a bartender, a corrupt police officer, a betting teller and others for one last job. After the job, Clay plans of leaving the crime world and getting married. However, things start going a different route when betting teller’s wife devised her won plan to steal the loot.

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

Andrew Bagby is a medical resident. Not long after breaking up with his girlfriend, he gets murdered. she soon announces she’s pregnant.  The movie is made as a video document made by his friend, Kurt Kuenne as a gift to the child.

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6 Movies on Amazon Prime That Are Too Scary To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Everyone knows how complicated the “browse” function on the streaming platform can be at times and at times, finding the right movies for the Halloween season can itself be a super scary thing.

Since no one likes to get lost in the infinite streaming scroll, we have decided to bring the cream of the crop to the forefront. Get your popcorn ready for some spooky times, because we have everything from classic Italian Giallo movies to the 1980s slashers.

Here is our list for the best horror movies to watch Amazon Prime:

1. Final Exam (1981)

⭐4.7/10 ⌛1h 29min

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

2. The Woman in Black (2012)

⭐6.4/10 ⌛1h 35min

This modern Hammer Horror film stands unique for producing a traditional ghost story in 2012. With Daniel Radcliffe making his first ‘adult’ role after the Harry Potter movies, the Victorian-era story tells about a lawyer who travels to the country to negotiate the sale of a house. However, he soon realizes that it is haunted by the spirit of the Woman in Black. If you are a fan of the classic Sam Raimi movie Drag Me to Hell, then this ghost story is your cup of tea.

3. Frankenstein’s Army (2013)

⭐5.3/10 ⌛1h 24min

Looking for some Indie horror magic?! This found-footage horror is sure to give you the same chills that you felt seeing Paranormal Activity. The story is of a troop of Russian soldiers during WWII. While infiltrating a German compound, they realize that they are actually in the testing grounds of a Frankenstein-descendent mad scientist. The Russian soldiers soon end up fighting for their lives against the undead soldiers.

4. We Are Still Here (2015)

⭐5.7/10 ⌛1h 24min

We Are Still Here will undoubtedly be the single most terrifying movie to be released back in 2015. Different from the other movies of the genre, this flick begins at the bloodbath itself. Apparently, the director doesn’t wait much for baiting or switching and confidently takes us right into the danger.

5. It Comes at Night (2017)

⭐6.2/10 ⌛1h 31min

Do you remember the movies where most of the important characters die by the end?! It Comes at Night is one such horror movie. Following a mysterious apocalypse, the world is left with only a few survivors. Two such families are forced to share a home in order to survive from the evil outside. The movie touches hearts and is sure to give you painful scares. However, it treats this trauma as a tone poem that is bittersweet down to its bones.

6. Hereditary (2018)

⭐7.3/10 ⌛2h 7 min

This movie takes creepiness to a whole new level. The story is about the Graham family. Following the death of the family’s matriarch, her daughter and grandchildren start to realize the cryptic secrets about their ancestry. From there, its a terrifying attempt by them to outrun the sinister fate they have inherited.

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Top Most Anticipated Movies of 2020 [Updated]

by Kaylen Summers

Saint Maud

Saint Maud is the upcoming psychological horror movie directed by Rose Glass. The movie talks about a young nurse whose emotional behavior causes her to pursue a religious path of Christian devotion after a dark trauma. The movie has Morfydd Clark as Maud, Jennifer Ehle,  Lily Frazer, Turlough Convery, Lily Knight, Carl Prekopp, Rosie Sansom, Marcus Hutton, and Noa Bodner in the lead roles.

Releasing Date: March 27, 2020

The Secret Garden

Set in 1947 London, The Secret Garden tells the tale of a young orphan girl. She is sent there to live with her uncle. There she discovers a magical garden on the grounds of his estate. The literary work of the same name has a girl named Mary Lennox who returns to England from India after losing her parents in the cholera epidemic. It was first adapted into a movie in 1919 and later many times over the years.

Releasing Date: 13 August 1993

Trolls World Tour

Sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2016 musical hit, Trolls World Tour has Poppy and Branch out to discover six different Trolls tribes scattered over six different lands. Their mission is to bring together the six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock- that the tribes are devoted to. The movie has one of the largest, and most acclaimed, groups of musical talent ever to be assembled for an animated feature.

Releasing Date: 17 April 2020

Lost Transmissions

Inspired by actual events, Lost Transmissions is about respected record producer Theo Ross and his shy songwriter friend Hannah. Theo has been lapsing on his schizophrenia medication. Hannah is really worried about his mental health. She and her friends chase after him to get him committed to a psychiatric facility.  The movie looks into the seriousness of mental wellbeing and unsung heroes behind our mental health system.

Releasing Date: March 13, 2020

Dead by Dawn

Dead by Dawn has everything to satisfy horror movie fans. A woman is kidnapped by three sexual deviants for their sadistic games. However, a suicidal man living in a cabin in the woods feels that it is his responsibility to save the girl. But, things are not looking favorable for them as they cannot connect with the outside world and night is falling. Will they be able to survive?

Releasing Date: April 7, 2020

Disney’s Jungle Cruise

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

Releasing Date: July 24, 2020

Uncorked

An aspiring Sommelier does not see eye-to-eye with his father. But when a tragedy unfolds, they are forced to set aside their differences and meet each other halfway. Written and directed by Prentice Penny, the film stars Bernard David Jones, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, Matt McGorry, Sasha Compere, Kelly Jenrette and Gil Ozeri in other roles.

Releasing Date: March 27, 2020

The Wretched

After the 2011’s cult zombie movie Deadheads, directors Brett and Drew Pierce are working together again on this new movie. It is about a teenage boy named Ben who spends his summer with his father and works at the local marina. His parents are divorced and he is forced to live with local, privileged peers and his dad’s new girlfriend from the ideal town. However, things seem to become a whole lot more than he expected.

Releasing date: May 1, 2020

 

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8 Movies On Hulu To Make You Fall In Love

by Kaylen Summers

Whether it’s break-up or patch up, we all love watching a good romance unfold on our screen. But, finding these feel-good rom-coms can be a miserable task at times. (Admit it! We all have been there.)

However, if you are on Hulu, then there is an extensive collection of romantic flick that can easily connect with your soft side. From classics to little-known favorites, here is a list of the best movie love stories that you can find on Hulu. The next time you’re craving for a rom-com, you can simply pick one from the list or binge-watch them all.

Pretty in Pink (1986)

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

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

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

Chasing Amy (1997)

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

Sixteen Candles (1984)

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

Let the Right One In (2008)

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

Secretary (2002)

Are all romances about puppy dogs and flowers? This movie says otherwise. From the sexual complexities of dominance and submission to some good old fashioned BDSM, this movie will make you rethink about the generic love stories. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, the movie is about Lee Holloway who takes a job as a secretary for E. Edward Grey (James Spader). The two soon embark on an unusual romantic relationship…

Oh, wait! Does the plot sound familiar to you? It is because this movie is everything 50 Shades of Grey tried to be- even down to the protagonist with ‘Grey’ as the second name.

Sense and Sensibility (1993)

Adapted from the Jane Austen novel of the same name, the 1995 film Sense and Sensibility is filled with talent both on camera and behind. Directed by Oscar-winner Ang Lee, the movie is surprisingly scripted by Emma Thompson. (The same actress who starred in Love Actually and Nanny McPhee.)

XX/XY (2002)

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

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Defending Jacob (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Defending Jacob is a gripping, character-driven thriller. A small Massachusetts town is rattled by a shocking crime. The most affected by it is one particular family and now an assistant district attorney is forced o chose between his sworn duty to uphold justice and his unconditional love for his son.

Releasing Date: 24 April 2020

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We Summon the Darkness (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Set in 1988, We Summon the Darkness has Alexis and her two girlfriends in the lead role. They are on their way to a heavy metal show. But on their way, they hear a news report that a  local murder which is tied up to a series of satanic killings. The three ladies soon get involved in some dark and deadly practices.

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Coffee & Kareem (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

James Coffee is a police officer who is in a new relationship with  Vanessa Manning. Unfortunately her son is against their affair and is plotting to break them up. In order to take out Coffee, he even hires a group of criminals. Instead, he ends up revealing their secret criminal network. Now, to protect Vanessa, the two have to team up against the city’s most notorious criminals.

Releasing Date: April 3, 2020

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6 Classic Comedies Worth Watching Again

by Kaylen Summers

Comedies are the best way to ease our stress and make us happy. But, when modern comedies become a pile of cliches, we have to depend on the classic ones. Filtered from the many awesome comedies from the past, we have fetched some of the best movies for you to stream and enjoy.

Here are six movies that can make you laugh real quick.

Rat Race (2001)

This movie is about easy money, manipulation,  greediness, and some bad driving. A Las Vegas casino tycoon decides to entertain his richest high rollers by giving them something new and exciting to bet on. Six regular people are sent on a wild dash for a locker with $2 million placed hundreds of miles away. Meanwhile, the tycoon and his wealthy friends watch each racer’s moves and bit on them. The best part is that there are no rules for this race.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Ricky Bobby is the fastest man on four wheels and one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history. He is one daredevil who has it all- a luxurious mansion, a really hot wife and lots of fast food. But things took a U-turn when he had an accident on track and got reduced to a fear-ridden wreck.

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

No one makes us laugh like Jim Carrey. This movie has him playing the role of Charlie Baileygates- Rhode Island State Trooper with multiple personality disorder. The problem is that his alter-personalities are in love with the same woman, Irene.

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

Narcissistic White Goodman is the owner of a popular, high-end fitness center. He tries to take over the struggling local gym run by Pete La Fleur. However, La Fleur fights back- with dodgeball. With the help of a dodgeball guru and Goodman’s attorney, La Fleur and his team of underdogs starts a knock-down battle. The winner takes all.

Step Brothers (2008)

Brennan Huff and Dale Doback are two grown-up men. But still, they are living with their single parents. When their parents marry, the two becomes competitive stepbrothers. Will their competitive spirit end up in the chaos? Will their parents’ new marriage be affected by it?!

Movie 43 (2013)

This is more of interconnected short films. Each of the insane storyline is presented as pitched by a washed-up producer. These silly narratives have some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. If you are looking for some logicless humor, then this is your pick.

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7 Movies on Netflix That Are Too Disturbing To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Creepy, violent and adrenalizing- yet, good horror flick is adorned by all. However, there are certain movies that push us even further into darker territories. These disturbing tales may raise your eyebrows at first. But somehow, they are strangely entertaining.

If you’re in the mood for these particular thrills, then let’s get started on 7 of the most disturbing movies on Netflix that you will only dare to watch once.

1. The Witch (2015)

🍅90% ⌛1h 33m

You’ll either enjoy this one or hate it. Set in the 1630s, The Witch talks about an outcast Puritan family troubled by paranormal activity. If you are willing to give in to the movie’s deliberate pacing, then you are in for some unbearable sense of dread. (Plus, you’ll surely not be looking at goats the same way again!)

2. Train To Busan (2016)

🍅93% ⌛1h 58m

Fan of gruesome zombie movies?! Then, here is something for you. Train To Busan takes place in a post-apocalyptic South Korea occupied by zombies. In order to reach one of the few territories not affected, a workaholic father and his daughter are on-board a train. However, the journey is not going to be an easy one, as they’ll have to survive the infected passengers, who are looking to munch on their brains.

3. The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

🍅86% ⌛1h 58m

This is one B-movie that is sure to give the creeps. A small-town coroner and his son are performing a routine autopsy on an unidentified female body. However, things take a spooky turn once the examination begins. It seems like the corpse has a series of increasingly disturbing secrets to reveal. But, can you handle it?!

4. Gerald’s Game (2017)

🍅91% ⌛1h 43m

Gerald’s Game is very simple in its premise. When her husband’s sex game goes wrong, Jessie is left handcuffed to a bed in a remote lake house. Tapping on the basic fears in oneself, this psychological horror movie is about how far a person will go to stay alive.

5. The Babysitter (2017)

🍅69% ⌛1h 25m

Since its release in 2017, this horror-comedy has grown its own cult following. The movie has become extremely popular for its disturbing (yet, oddly entertaining) plot. The team behind the movie is even working on a sequel. Deeply stupid most of the time, it is the movie’s sense of finding humor that takes it to the next level.

6. Calibre (2018)

🍅94% ⌛1h 25m

This isn’t really a horror film. But, there are enough disturbing scenes in this movie to make it one. The movie is a pretty terrifying thriller that sets off when one of the protagonists accidentally shoots a child. In their desperate attempt to hide their crimes, things go downhill fast.

7. The Perfection (2019)

🍅73% ⌛1h 30m

Try watching the trailer for this movie and figure out what it is all about. No clue, right?! It’s better that way. Don’t let anyone else spoil it for you. Because you really need to see this to understand how twisted this tale can be. This is one movie that has literally earned its place on this list.

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8 Best Animated Comic Book Movies of All Time

by Emily Keen

The landscape of superhero animation has been dominated by the DC Universe for years and there is no denying the fact that nothing beats DC comic universe in terms of their massive fan faction. And why not, they have brought in their A-game each time they have realized one of their characters on the silver screen. Below is the list of the best animated comic book movies of all time and try as we might, DC tends to dominate the list. So here goes.

Batman Beyond: Return of The Joker

Image result for Batman Beyond: Return of The JokerBruce Wayne has stepped down from his duties as Batman passing his legacy to Terry McGinnis- the new Batman who now guards Gotham City. But the new Caped crusader gets ambushed by a Clique of  Bruce’s arch-nemesis- The Joker. It is up to Wayne now to get the new Batman ready to face the horror called the Clown Prince of Crime, before he brings Gotham city to its knees.

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Planet Hulk

Image result for planet hulk movieThe comic is easily one of the best Marvel titles that exist surrounding the green giant. The film showcases the time when hulk’s former allies, now see him as a threat to the Earth and decide to send him off to a planet where his anger and rage are the least of the concerns. When the giant understands the plan of his fellow Avengers, rage takes over and he destroys the space ship, landing them all on a hostile planet where he is turned into one of the slave fighters. He must now channel Bruce Banner’s intellect and strategic thinking to defeat the evil king who rules the planet.

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The Lego Batman Movie

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Many might have had the idea that this is just one of those product placement moves by the toy company and is probably no good. But they could not be more wrong because this is apparently the most fitting movie for the caped crusader and is hilarious to another level. The film sees Batman secretly disturbed about the fact that he does not have a family and friends. From the visuals to the script everything is spectacular and worth a watch.

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All-Star Superman

Image result for All Star Superman movieLex Luthor makes the superhero fly too close to the sun which results in a solar radiation overload in his body. The story develops as he tries to cope with the excess radiation stored in his body which could eventually lead to his death. The film develops into an epic final showdown between Superman and Lex Luther.

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Batman: Under The Red Hood

Image result for Batman: Under The Red Hood movieOnce again the Batman is squaring off against not one, not two but three villains in a given time frame. This involves a merciless vigilante, the clown prince of crime, and a black mask. The plot forms an intertwined account of all three characters and the film plays heavily on the dynamics that batman shares with the three villains and of course a new Robin.

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Justice League: The New Frontier

Image result for Justice League: The New Frontier movieThe second animated film of DC universe released on 26 February 2008. Hal, a talented young pilot is approached by Ferris Air to take part in a test program while a shapeshifting monster and ancient power are announcing themselves to the world in their own evil ways. The film is based on a limited comic book series by Darwin Cooke.

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Big Hero 6

Image result for Big Hero 6The film is based in a fictional city of San Francokyo and revolves around, Hero a kid with a talent and genius of prodigal proportions. An unfortunate turn of events changes his life and he crosses paths with Baymax who is an inflatable nurse meant to care for people. The film basically exploits the themes of futuristic technology and vision to help mankind.

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Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Image result for Justice League: The Flashpoint ParadoxAn alteration of the timeline creates ripples that lead to a warcry between the Aquaman’s Atlantis and Wonder Woman’s Amazons. It is now up to Flash to revive the Justice League and the stop the war from ravaging the earth.

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7 Hardcore Action Movies You Should Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Huge explosions, over-the-top car chases, awesome fight sequences and an evil villain with a lot of bad guys- Hollywood has a template set and ready for every action movie there is. But still, we all love watching these movies one after the other. The adrenaline rush and end-of-seat moments has kept us hooked in this genre for years and many to come.

With that being said, let’s explore our list of 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.

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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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8 Movies That Are Too Confusing To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Admit it! We all secretly love watching dense, complicated movies that leave us wondering, “What the heck did we just watch?!”. Unlike the summer tentpoles, these movies are of substance and keep us thinking even after the movie has ended.

Here are 8 of such puzzling tales that are so confusing. But you will definitely love watching them.

Memento (2000)

4.2/ 5.0

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

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

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Shutter Island (2010)

4.05/ 5.0

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

Director: Martin Scorsese | Writers: Laeta Kalogridis

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Source Code (2011)

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

Director: Duncan Jones | Writers: Ben Ripley

Paycheck (2003)

3.15/ 5.0

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

Director: John Woo| Writers: Dean Georgaris

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Triangle (2009)

3.45/ 5.0

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

Director: Christopher Smith | Writers: Christopher Smith

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The Tree of Life (2011)

3.4/ 5.0

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

Director: Terrence Malick | Writers: Terrence Malick

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Predestination (2014)

3.75/5.0

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

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

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Coherence (2013)

3.6/ 5.0

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

Director: James Ward Byrkit | Writers: James Ward Byrkit, James Ward Byrkit, Alex Manugian

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Disney’s Artemis Fowl (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, Disney’s “Artemis Fowl,” is a spellbinding adventure of a 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl. Belonging to a long family line of criminal masterminds, he is after to find his father, who has disappeared mysteriously. His loyal protector Butler is also there to help in this adventure.

Releasing Date: May 29, 2020

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8 Movies Guaranteed To Cheer You Up

by Kaylen Summers

Life is not all colors and for many of us, movies are how we handle the harsh realities and sufferings of daily life. There is a long list of feel-good movies like Legally Blonde, Girls Trip, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Mamma Mia! that can surely lift your spirits and even make you more positive.

We have gathered some of the best films from this long list. These favorites are so entertaining that they will surely brighten your not-so-sunny days the second the opening credits start rolling.

Forrest Gump (1994)

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

The Terminal (2004)

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

Good Will Hunting (1997)

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

The Theory of Everything (2014)

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

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

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

Gifted (2017)

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

Rushmore (1998)

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

Mr. Mom (1932)

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

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6 Netflix Movies With Awesome Twist Ending

by Kaylen Summers

A good plot-twist in the third act can surely make the movie experience worth it. There is nothing like investing a good 90, 95 minutes in a story and then out of nowhere the ending completely turning everything you saw upside down. These movie moments are so priceless that they become the most lauded and crucial aspect of the film.

Take M. Night Shyamalan movies for example. The guy has literally made a living out of making movies with twist endings. But, those are the best ones. End up with one of the worst and you will be wondering why you wasted your time watching it.

Thankfully, Netflix has a long list of movies with great twist endings and we have picked 6 of the best ones from them. 

The Invitation (2015)

⌛ 1h 40min  ⭐6.6/10

This movie is brilliant in its ability to conjure two interesting plots into one. The first one terrifies you with a cult performing some dreadful ritual, while the second story is about a man who is driven into the point of a complete mental breakdown because of his past.

2. Devil (2010)

⌛ 1h 20m  ⭐6.2/10

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

3. Vanilla Sky (2001)

⌛ 2h 17m  ⭐6.9/10

Telling the story of David Aames, a publishing magnate, this flick has Tom Cruise playing the lead role. Aames gets into a car crash and scars his face. The incident forces him into an existential crisis and raises questions about the existing reality of his life. However, all these questions are given a shocking answer with a remarkable plot twist at the end of the movie.

4. Primal Fear (1996)

⌛ 2h 10m  ⭐7.7/10

Edward Norton plays the role of a stuttering altar boy in this legal thriller. He is accused of murder. Suffering from multiple personality disorder, he seems to have no knowledge of the murder committed by his alter ego, Roy. Think you know what the twist is?! Then you are definitely in for a surprise.

5. Raw (2016)

⌛ 1h 39m  ⭐7/10

Raw has a straightforward plot about a French cannibal discovering her sexuality (and taste for human flesh). Apparently, that is as straight forward as it can get, as the movie forwards into a more mythological ending. Surely this one is not for the faint of heart.

6. The Village (2004)

⌛ 1h 39m  ⭐6.5/10

Written and directed by the master of plot twists, M. Night Shyamalan, the twist in The Village may sound a little dumb at first. However, you have to hand it to the director for making such an unrepentant big swing in the third act. Watch the movie just for that.

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A Nun’s Curse (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A Nun’s curse is the low-budget version of the popular horror-figure from the Conjuring universe. On a weekend trip, a group of friends takes shelter in an abandoned prison. It was where Sister Monday was once assigned and was suspected of killing inmates. Now, they must face the haunting ghost of the evil nun and her deadly curse.

Releasing Date: May 12, 2020

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8 Best Sci-fi Movies to Stream on HBO

by Emily Keen

Put the real world aside for a while and delve into the wondrous world of unimaginable happenings and possibilities. Sci-fi movies serve just the purpose. Whether you wish to see humans battling aliens or being enslaved by technological advancements or even diving into the secrets of cosmos Hollywood has movies across the spectrum for every kind of nerd. We have many great stories to witness from the most encompassing genre.

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

  1. Aliens (1979)

Image result for Aliens 1979Alien 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.

 

  1. Upgrade (2018)

Image result for 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.

 

  1. Rise of the Planet of Apes (2011)

Image result for 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.

 

  1. Robocop (1987)

Image result for Robocop (1987)Based in a 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.

 

  1. Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Image result for 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.

 

  1. The Abyss (1989)

Image result for 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.

 

  1. The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

Image result for 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.

 

  1. Midnight Special (2016)

Image result for 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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7 Great Noir Movies Worth Recommending Your Friends

by Kaylen Summers

 

Double Indemnity (1944)

A rich woman and a calculating insurance agent plot to kill her unsuspecting husband after he signs a double indemnity policy. Against a backdrop of distinctly Californian settings, the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect the insurance, which pays double if the death is accidental.

Chinatown (1974)

Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband’s extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together.

The Black Dahlia (2006)

Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films, and family madness as they pursue the killer.

Out of the Past (1947)

Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films, and family madness as they pursue the killer.

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a beautiful liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Detour (1945)

Al Roberts, a New York nightclub pianist, hitch-hikes to Hollywood to meet his girlfriend Sue. The gambler he’s riding with, Charles, unexpectedly dies. Afraid the police wouldn’t believe the truth, Al takes the man’s identity. In a gas station, he gives a lift to Vera, a woman that knew Charles and blackmails Al with tragic consequences.

The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001)

A tale of murder, crime, and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris’ infidelity and a mysterious opportunity present him with a chance to change it.

 

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Bad Trip (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Bad Trip is an awesome treat for fans of The Eric André show. Made over more than 6 years, the movie has Eric André, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish and Michaela Conlin in the lead role. The movie is directed by Kitao Sakurai and is produced by André, Jeff Tremaine, David Bernad, and Ruben Fleischer.

Releasing Date: April 17, 2020

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Is Willy Wonka Really A Harry Potter Wizard?! Here Are Some Proofs

by Kaylen Summers

There is a popular theory going on among internet users that the King of Chocolate, Willy Wonka is a wizard from the Harry Potter universe. Not just any wizard. Fans are suggesting that it is George Weasley who has grown up to become Wonka himself.

The idea of these two magical universes converging itself is enough for our hearts to swoon. But is there really any evidence to back this over-the-top theory? We decided to do a little bit of our own investigation to find out.

It is obvious for any fan of both to notice similarities in the various stories from two iconic universes. So, we can assume that the story of Weasly taking up the mantle of Willy Wonka happened in the years after his twin brother Fred died at the Battle of Hogwarts.

After considering his luck with ‘Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes’, George might have decided to take his talent elsewhere. Even before ‘Weasley’s Wizarding Wheezes’ was known for selling magical variations of joke candies, prank products, and other objects. So it not that far for him to focus more on candy making than what he used to do with his brother.

Afterall their early products, ‘Puking Pastille’ seems to be a perfect fit for Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory alongside Violet Beauregarde’s bubble gum or Mike Teavee’s chocolate television. The possibility that these candies were made by the same person at a different time in his life is very much there.

Another notable coincidence is how Willy is a bit of a recluse, extremely secretive, and relentlessly offbeat in social deliveries. Since he is using magic for making candies, this awkward behavior is just him trying to keep the Wizarding world a secret from others.

Perhaps the most noticeable connection between the two universes is from the Oompa Loompas. Though they are fabricated folklore-like backstory, we all know that they are actually house-elves (We refuse to think differently!). Even though these elves love to serve their master, we may assume that they are given a generous compensation considering George’s sister-in-law Hermione Granger was known at Hogwarts to advocate for the welfare of house-elves.

Let’s not forget also the many possible attributes the two characters share: red hair, silly clashing outfits including a top hat, an undeniable talent for underhanded yet quipping insults, and even hearing loss.

What do you think?! Are both these characters the same?! Let us know in the comments below.

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6 Brilliant Movies Based On Books

by Kaylen Summers

We have all heard people say that the book is always better than the movie. But, you won’t be saying the same about these movies. Capturing the true spirit of the book, these movies have served the books they’re based on well.

From the long list of movies adapted from books, we have chosen some of the best ones that you can stream on Prime Video. Follow the list and stream some awesome movies.

Downfall

With the Russian army and the Allied Expeditionary Force closing in, Germany was at the brink of defeat. But, Adolf Hitler still proclaims that Germany is going to win and makes his generals and advisers fight to the last man. However, in the end, Hitler kills himself and what is left of his military lay down their arms in surrender.

The Great Escape

During the World War, it was really impossible to escape from the Nazi Prison. They had high-security ‘escape-proof’ camp and one failed attempt and you are sure to end up dead. However, some of the prisoners formulated one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Will they be able to succeed?! Based on real events, this is one movie that is worth seeing.

True Grit

A 14-year-old girl lost her father when a hired gun killed him. But, the young girl is not going to let go of it that easily. She wants revenge and she is out to capture the killer. She even hires Reuben J. ‘Rooster’ Cogburn- the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find.

Wonder

Featuring Jacob Tremblay and Owen Wilson, this is the story about young August Pullman. He has facial differences that have kept him shy and away from other people. Now, he is taking the first step out to attending a mainstream elementary school by entering fifth grade.

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

Gilbert Grape is a small-town young man who has a lot of responsibilities to take care of. His mother is overweight that she is not able to leave their home. His brother Arnie is mentally impaired. Taking care of them and working at a grocery store, he was leading a plain life. But, things changed when he met the free-spirited Becky.

The Disaster Artist

When an ambitious actor in Hollywood met a mysterious stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, they didn’t know that their meeting was leading to the creation of the worst movie ever made. Starting Dave Franco and James Franco, this biographical comedy is sure to tickle your funny bones.

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10 Awesome Movies That Will Keep You Entertained

by Kaylen Summers

We are not new to aimlessly scrolling through our streaming platform trying to find something good to watch. It’s like fighting boredom with boredom. However, we have just the right dose of flicks to make you not worry about boredom no more. From heart-warming romantic comedies to fast-paced thrillers to cult classics we have gathered some awesome movies that everyone should see at least once.

Go get your glass of wine and settle in for the evening.  Because here are our pick of awesome movies to watch when you’re bored.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

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

Snatch (2000)

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

The Apartment (1960)

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

The Meyerowitz Stories (2017)

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

The Late Bloomer (2016)

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

Devil (2010)

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

Beetlejuice (1988)

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

Four Weddings and a Funeral(1994)

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

Boomerang (1992)

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

Secretary (2002)

Are all romances about puppy dogs and flowers? This movie says otherwise. From the sexual complexities of dominance and submission to some good old fashioned BDSM, this movie will make you rethink about the generic love stories. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, the movie is about Lee Holloway who takes a job as a secretary for E. Edward Grey (James Spader). The two soon embark on an unusual romantic relationship…

Oh, wait! Does the plot sound familiar to you? It is because this movie is everything 50 Shades of Grey tried to be- even down to the protagonist with ‘Grey’ as the second name.

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Greyhound (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Inspired by real events, the new Tom Hanks movie takes us to North Atlantic circa 1942, at the height of WWII. An international convoy of 37 Allied ships is crossing the treacherous North Atlantic and captain Ernest Krause is in his first command of a U.S. destroyer. Things take a quick turn as they get pursued by wolf packs of Nazi U-boats. Besides playing the led role, Tom Hanks also penned the screenplay and produced the movie as well.

Releasing Date: June 12,2020

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Pooka Lives (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Pooka Lives is a Hulu original horror anthology series. Sequel to Pooka in December 2018, the movie sees the return of the monster, more terrifying than ever.

Releasing Date: April 3

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The Wretched (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

After the 2011’s cult zombie movie Deadheads, directors Brett and Drew Pierce are working together again on this new movie. It is about a teenage boy named Ben who spends his summer with his father and work at the local marina. His parents are divorced and he is forced to live with local, privileged peers and his dad’s new girlfriend from the ideal town. However, things seem to become a whole lot more than he expected.

Releasing date: May 1, 2020

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New Live-Action ‘Mulan’ Movie: Disney’s Feminist Princess

by Kaylen Summers

Disney’s live-action retelling of its classic animated movies continues with the latest addition Mulan. The movie is based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, a brave warrior woman who takes her father’s place in the army to fight against the invading Northern Forces.

Disney’s princesses had always been the epitome of gender stereotyping. Over the years, this was criticized severely by many and Disney clearly didn’t wanted to address serious issues like gender politics in their narratives. It is in this light that we should understand that the recent retellings are not just about taking us down the nostalgia lane or rendering a perfect live-action remake of their old blockbusters. The movie studio wants to correct their past mistakes and tell stories that are more appealing now. Diversity and representation are trending topics and Disney wants its share of the buzz.

However, no matter how hard they try, it all ends up as desperate gimmicks to get attention. Recent movies like Captial Marvel (Well, you know who owns Marvel, right?) and Aladdin showcased this desperateness. Captain Marvel was introduced as the first solo woman superhero movie of their decade-old cinematic universe. The movie failed tragically in its silly attempt to project the superhero as a feminist symbol. Later, they did the same with the live-action remake of Aladdin. Rather than being just a love interest for Aladdin, the lead female character Jasmine was given a satisfying arc that didn’t stand apart from the main plot. Unfortunately, the movie was still about the male protagonist and his adventures.

With Mulan, Disney might be aiming for a full-on feminist movie. The original 1998 animated flick, directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook, itself was praised by critics for exploring and breaking conventional gender norms. The movie was released during the third wave of feminism and Disney was trying to capitalize on the trend. Despite many positive feminist images and departing from the usual “damsel in distress” storyline, the film had its troubles in staying true to its feminist thoughts.

The recent teaser that dropped appears serious in its content and lacks many Disney elements including their iconic songs. With an Asian woman in the lead role, the scope of the movie widens into territories that were once marginalized.

In the teaser, an elder woman of the family is seen explaining the traits of a ‘good wife’. These traits, of being quiet, composed, graceful, and disciplined, are the ones that Mulan’s family wants to see in her. While these traits are being told one by one, a montage of Mulan dressing up in their traditional female attire and makeup is shown juxtapositioned with her training with her sword.

The original flick may have had a hard time figuring out its feminist agenda. But, the new live-action version might focus more on its feminist core. Rather than Mulan just trying to be a man to break the gender stereotypes, we might get a Mulan who can finally embrace her female qualities to become a superior warrior. After all, the traits for a great warrior are also being quiet, composed, graceful, and disciplined.

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7 Movies That Every Parent Should Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Life is complicated and when it comes to family relations things aren’t any better. We all wish that we could understand our parents or children better. We all wish that there was some guide that could help us solve out the confusion between our family. Lucky for us, there are many movies that do the same wonders. To help you even further we have carefully picked out 7 movies that every parent should watch to understand their kids better.

So, gather your loved ones and start watching these miracles in motion. They are sure to change your perspective and leave a smile on your face.

Good Will Hunting (1997)

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

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

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

Easy A (2010)

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

Coco (2017)

Miguel family has a generations-old ban on music. But, that doesn’t stop Miguel from dreaming to become an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Now, to prove his talent and to unlock the real story behind his family history, Miguel must go through an adventurous journey through the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead.

Wonder (2017)

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

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

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

Soul Surfer (2011)

Based on the true story of a teen surfer named Bethany Hamilton, this flick will make you cry, cheer and inspired.  Bethany loses her arm in a shark attack. However, she is not going let fate get in the way of her dreams. The courageous young woman overcame all odds and becomes a champion again with unwavering determination and faith.

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8 Brilliant Spy Movies That Are Worth Watching Again

by Kaylen Summers

Scorching dramas, pensive political fables, twisted romances, or classic shaken-not-stirred sex appeal. Hollywood spy movies have the right formula to satisfy all audiences. Though we are only familiar with Hunt, Bourne, and Bond, there are many spy thrillers that are worth watching.

We have made a list of such movies that you need to watch at least once. Get your popcorn and start binge-watching them.

Lust, Caution (2007)

2h 36min | Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller

This movie tells the story of a secret agent who is suppose to seduce and then assassinate an officer during World War II.  The officer is working for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. However, her mission gets clouded when she realizes that she is falling for the man she is suppose to kill.

True Lies (1994)

2h 21min | Action, Thriller

Even if you a fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent, your whole life will turn upside down if your wife is having an affair with a used car salesman. This want happens in this movie. And oh yeah!  Some terrorists are also smuggling nuclear warheads into the United States, in between.

The Hunt for Red October (1990)

2h 14min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

Red October is a new, technologically-superior Soviet sub. But, when the American government realizes that it is heading for the U.S. coast, it is up to a lone CIA analyst Jack Ryan to prove that Ramius is planning to attack and defect. But he has only very little to prove it.

Patriot Games (1992)

1h 57min | Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime

CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is back again and this time he interferes with an IRA assassination. But, things turn ugly as he realizes that a renegade faction is out targeting him and his family for revenge. Will he be able to save himself and his family before its too late?

From Paris with Love (2010)

1h 32min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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

Body of Lies (2008)

2h 8min | Action, Drama, Thriller

The CIA is on the hunt to find out the mastermind behind a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is agent on the ground trying to figure out what is going on and prevent them from happening further. His moves are watched by an eye in the sky – a satellite link. As Ferris nears the target, he discovers that the real culprit is not out there. But in the agency itself.

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

1h 56min | Comedy, Action, Adventure

It is the height of the Cold War. In order to push the United States and the Soviet Union into war, a mysterious criminal organization is planning to use nuclear weapons. Now it is up to CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin to put aside their hostilities and team up to stop the evil from happening.

Spy Game (2001)

Just before his retirement, a veteran CIA agent discovers that his former protégé is sentenced to die the next morning in Beijing, China. The CIA is letting it happen to cover up an international scandal and now it is upto him to save him from getting killed.

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7 Best Action Movies to Stream on Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Netflix has an awesome line up of content ready for you to stream. However, the best of their movies come under the action and adventure category. They are impressively robust and skillfully crafted movie goodness. There is something for everyone- from silly shoot-’em-ups, awesome superhero flicks, to post-apocalyptic thrillers.

But, ‘with great content comes great responsibility’. that is, of course choosing the right movie to watch. But, it is not always that easy to do so. That’s why we are presenting to you the 7 best action films to watch on Netflix. You won’t be feeling bored tonight.

Wheelman (2017)

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

The Babysitter (2017)

 

 ⌛1h 25m ⭐4/5

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

The Hurricane Heist(2018)

⌛ 103 min ⭐: 3.5/5

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

Game Over, Man! (2018)

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

Triple Frontier (2019)

⌛ 125 min⭐ 3/5

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

Snatch (2000)

⌛103 min⭐ 4.3/5

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

Outlaw King (2018)

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

Spectral (2016)

⌛1h 49min ⭐3.15/5

Ready for some military level action. This movie has the military fight alien invasion. What more can we, sci-fi fans ask for?! A European city has been taken over by some supernatural being. Now, it is the mission of a special-ops team to destroy the creature and save the day.

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Disney’s Jungle Cruise (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: July 24, 2020

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8 Cult Movies You Have Never Seen

by Kaylen Summers

Tired of CGI-filled roller-coaster rides?! We hear you loud and clear. Movies these days have turned into nothing but studios trying to make a profit in any way possible. However, there was a time when movies were more about film-making and storytelling.

These cult classics constitute a cornerstone in the long history of cinema. Unfortunately, not all of these movies are well known. There are many hidden gems that people have forgotten over the years. Here is the list of such cult movies that you probably haven’t seen before.

Metropolis (1927)

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4.15 | 2h 33min | Drama, Science Fiction

Morden day CGI will stand back when they see what this movie has achieved. Taking place in a futuristic city where the working class and the city planners live divided, the movie tells the love story between the son of the city’s mastermind and a working-class prophet. Check out this movie for some cool vintage practical effects.

A Boy and His Dog (1975)

3.25 | 1h 31min | Drama, Science Fiction, Comedy

Post-apocalyptic tales never get old! This one is set in post-apocalyptic America. Vic is an 18-year old boy with a telepathic dog, Blood. They are scavengers in the desert-like wasteland left behind by World War IV. The survivors must battle for food, shelter, and sexual companionship. Follow Vic and Blood out on their scanty existence, striving for food and fighting ruthless gangs.

Red River (1948)

3.9 | 2h 13min | Western, Action

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

Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)

3.55 | 1h 32min | Comedy, Action, Thriller

Want some kick-ass martial art fights? Then this one is for you. Hardman Ricky is confined in a futuristic prison.  If he wants to survive the corrupt, sadistic system, ultra-violence is the only way. He must undergo multiple tortures before facing the feared ‘gang of four’, and finally the governor. The movie has one of the goriest climaxes ever seen.

Silent Running (1972)

3.35 | 1h 29min | Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction

It’s time for some nerdy sci-fi stuff. Earth in the distant future is barren of all flora and fauna. The only existing ecosystems are in large pods attached to spacecraft. The officials are trying to eject the pods into space and destroy it so that the spacecraft can be reused for commercial purposes.  While most of the crew onboard the craft celebrate going home, botanist Freeman Lowell decides to take matters into his own hands and save nature.

The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

4 | 1h 16min | Drama, Western 

Gil Carter and Art Croft reach a small Nevada town. The town is troubled by cattle thieves and thus, Carter and Croft decide to join a posse out to get the criminals. Finally, when they closed in the group of fugitives, they were to decide on a course of action that will affect numerous lives.

The Andromeda Strain (1971)

3.6| 2h 11min | Science Fiction, Thriller

All of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead. Many are suspecting that it is after the return of a space satellite back to Earth. Now it is up to a group of eminent scientists to assemble a secure laboratory and find out why two people from Piedmont – an old alcoholic and a six-month-old baby – survived. Will they be able to stop the already mutated alien lifeform?

The Omega Man (1971)

3.25 | 1h 38min | Action, Science Fiction, Thriller, Drama

You won’t see this kinda movie-goodness in any of the modern tentpoles. Robert Neville is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. His secret is an experimental vaccine. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people. They had become sensitive to light and homicidally psychotic. Now, Robert has to survive them too.

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7 Beautiful Movies That’ll Make You Smile

by Kaylen Summers

After a busy can week, we all are looking for ways to lift our spirits- and sometimes the best way to do it is just relax and stream a good movie. But, the problem with finding feel-good movies is that not all popular movies can bring back your lost joy.

Feel-good movies are those special, lightweight movies that carry an uplifting, thoughtful message that will definitely leave a smile on your face when the credits roll. With that being said, we have selected for you some awe-inspiring feel-good movies that can surely cheer you up.

Check out these binge-worthy movies and let us know which one you liked the most.

The Karate Kid (1984)

⌛2h 6min⭐8.2/10

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

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

⌛ 2h 15m ⭐8.6/10

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

The Squid and the Whale (2005)

⌛104 min ⭐ 7.3/10

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

The Big Sick (2017)

⌛2 hours ⭐ 7.6/10

This one is a Prime Video exclusive. Pakistan-born Kumail Nanjiani and graduate student Emily Gardner fall in love. However, with two different cultures, bad things are bound to happen. Emily contracts a mysterious illness.  This forces Kumail to face her parents, his family’s expectations, and his actual feelings.

Forrest Gump (1994)

⌛2h 22min ⭐ 8.8/10

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

Cast Away (2000)

⌛2h 23min ⭐7.8/10

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

Love & Other Drugs (2010)

⌛1h 52m ⭐6.7/10

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

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Candyman (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Claimed to be the ‘spiritual’ sequel of the 1992 iconic horror classic, the new Candyman movie will see the return of Tony Todd in the titular role. With Nia DaCosta in the director’s chair, the movie will be an updated take on the franchise and will be directly connected to the original movie. Other major characters are played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman),  Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits), Teyonah Parris (If Beale Street Could Talk), and Colman Domingo (Euphoria).

Releasing Date: June 12, 2020

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8 Best Medieval Movies Everyone Needs to Watch

by Emily Keen

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

Macbeth (2015)

Image result for macbeth movie 2015If you wish to witness a whole lot of noble backstabbing, sword fights and enigma surrounding the woods, Macbeth is your best bet. The latest film adaptation of the play features Michael Fassbender and brilliantly captures the set up of a medieval era. Fassbender and Marion Cotillard both give phenomenal performances as Macbeths. There is a lot of blood splashing and the remake is definitely not subtle.

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Seven Samurai (1954)

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

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Braveheart (1995)

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

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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

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

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Black Death (2010)

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

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

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The Name of the Rose (1986)

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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

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7 Doomsday Movies That You Don’t Want To Miss

by Kaylen Summers

We all have these theories about how the world might come to an end? While most of these scenarios happen in our heads, they are people who make a whole movie out of it. In Hollywood, there are many doomsday movies hitting the theatres. Some are about alien invasions, climate change, killer robots and even raining meatballs.

We have picked up a few of these interesting movies for you to read. Here are 7 must-watch doomsday movies.

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also shepherding to safety his son, trapped in New York after the city is overwhelmed by the start of the new big freeze.

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