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7 Awesome Movies To Watch When You Are Sad

by Kaylen Summers

We know how it feels to go through a terrible day. Maybe you had some trouble at the office or a bad blow-out with your BFF over text. Either way, we have some awesome movies to cheer you up. Stream these movies on Netflix and get your mood lifted in a jiffy.

Here are some awesome movies to watch when you are sad.

Barry

Director: Vikram Gandhi

Writer: Adam Mansbach

Cast: Devon Terrell, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell, Ashley Judd, Jenna Elfman, Ellar Coltrane, Avi Nash, and Linus Roache.

Here is a Netflix original about the college life United States’ former president Barack Obama. The movie is about how he had to face the issues of race and divergent cultures during his young age. Telling the tale of his inspiring New York city life, this movie will leave you full of laughs and a happy heart.

Always Be My Maybe

Director: Nahnatchka Khan

Writers: Ali Wong, Randall Park, and Michael Golamco

Cast: Ali Wong, Randall Park, Michelle Buteau, James Saito, Daniel Dae Kim, Karan Soni, and Keanu Reeves

Sasha and Marcus are childhood friends. After having a falling out and don’t speak for 15 years, they meet up once again. The only problem is that she is a celebrity chef now and he is still living at home and working for his dad. Will the hidden romance between them flourish?! Or will things get too complicated?!

Wine Country

Director: Amy Poehler

Writers: Emily Spivey and Liz Cackowski

Cast: Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Paula Pell, Emily Spivey, Ana Gasteyer, Tina Fey, and Jason Schwartzman

The theatrical debut of  Amy Poehler may not be thematically satisfying, but it is surely a breezy, easy watch. It has sufficient laughs, a swell dose of heart and feel-good vibes throughout. The plot is based on a real-life trip the cast members took to celebrate Dratch’s 50th birthday. If you are looking for a movie to watch with your friends, this is a fun one to include in your watchlist.

Get Him to the Greek

Director/Writer: Nicholas Stoller

Cast: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss, Rose Byrne, Colm Meaney, and Sean Combs

After the huge success of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, writer/director Nicholas Stoller decided to create a spin-off around Russell Brand’s character Aldous Snow. With tight-packed comedy and some brilliant performances from Jonah Hill, this movie can surely inject some positive vibes into your heart.

Hot Rod

Director: Akiva Schaffer

Writer: Pam Brady

Cast: Andy Samberg, Isla Fischer, Jorma Taccone, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Ian McShane, and Will Arnett

Hot Rod is incredibly silly and fun. The movie has Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone in the lead roles. Samberg plays the role of a wanna-be stuntman who wants to perform super cool stunts. With nods to 80’s comedy movies, the movie brings to the audience the signature style of The Lonely Island.

The Edge of Seventeen

Director/Writer: Kelly Fremon Craig

Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Blake Jenner, Kyra Sedgwick, Haley Lu Richardson, and Hayden Szeto

The Edge of Seventeen is refreshing in so many ways. Firstly, the story is told from a women’s point of view. Following the teen life of a high school junior girl, this hilarious R-rated movie is brutally honest. The girl becomes friends with a teacher who guides her through friend, boy, and family troubles.

Set It Up

Director: Claire Scanlon

Writer: Katie Silberman

Cast: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu, and Taye Diggs

When it comes to romantic comedies, Netflix is at the top of the game. Here is another beautiful original from the streaming platform. With the dazzling performances from Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell, the movie is a complete charm. Yes! There are many rom-com cliches. But, they are executed so well that you won’t feel them distracting.

 

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8 Highly Underrated Movies of All Times

by Emily Keen

Cinema is one tricky business. It gives the most passionate minds the space to channel their emotions and yet only a few manage to soar heights and actually get noticed amongst the troves of movies that are released. Not a very fortunate thing to happen to the films that were made with such dedication and alleviated by incredible performances.

You can almost sense the passion with which they were made and yet they somehow manage to slip under the radar. Seriously, why isn’t there enough love in these movies? Amongst these, there are those that may have to be flawed but still went on to become cult favourites.

We have some of these wonderful actors turning in great performances, but since the movie does not get enough vocal advocates, it simply drowns in the noise.  Take the excellent and stunningly crafted The Dark Crystal. The film is a visual treat and yet criminally underrated.

There are many more by the likes of these. Let’s have a look at them one by one.

  1.   Saved

Image result for saved movie mandy mooreThis movie is a testament to just how wonderful is Mandy Moore in comedic roles. The hilarious film is set in a Christian high school where the mean queen Hillary Faye tries to control her pregnant friend Mary. The sharp sarcasm around Christianity and the iconic scene where Mandy Moore hurls a bible at Jena shouting ‘I am filled with Christ’s love’ are the highlights of this highly underrated teen comedy.

 

  1.   Uptown Girls

Image result for Uptown Girls movieFrankly, this Brittany Murphy starrer never got the credit it deserved as a classic. It will leave you in tears and awestruck at just how much you can relate to Murphy’s Molly as a 22-year-old girl. One warning- the desire to get those Egyptian cotton sheets will stick around until you get one of those.

 

  1.   Hackers

Image result for hackers movieA cult favourite Hackers had quite the futuristic story and also happens to be the breakout film for Angelina Jolie. Everything about this film made a statement- the clothes, the visuals, the characters. Not to mention the music, that was devoured by younger audiences.

 

  1.   Into the Blue

Image result for Into the Blue movieMight I suggest this one, just for all Paul Walker fans? Take the word at face value- he looks so gorgeous in this one, you will fall in love with him all over again. That is basically one selling point of the film and the other being Jessica Alba’s character that brought her into the spotlight as a leading lady.

 

  1.   Alpha Dog

Image result for Alpha Dog movieThis gem has a separate elite movie nerd fan base and holds a respectful spot among movies that impact lives. It may not be a cinematic masterpiece, but the story has fire in it. Anton Yelchin is the star of the show, outperforming the star image he gained with big flicks like Star Trek.  

 

  1.   Pet Sematary

Image result for Pet Sematary movieDerived from a Stephan King book this is one horror experience you will want to have again and again. The story subverts expectations and constantly improves with every watch. This is the kind of movie that will make you feel disgusted and terrorized at once.

 

  1.   Right on Track

Image result for Right on Track movieThis sports adventure belongs to times when kids movies were everything but soft. The rugged race tracks are meant only for men and race car drivers Courtney and Erica Enders are on a quest to change the notions of a misogynistic world.

 

  1.   Dark Crystal

Image result for Dark Crystal movieAn astonishing work of art in every sense, The Dark Crystal is for those who have faith in the ingenuity of myths and legends. It will bring out a surge of emotions, including terror, awe, sympathetic and at times tears. And not just once or twice. It will happen each time you revisit this legendary piece of cinema.

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Downhill Review: A Misguided Remake

by Kaylen Summers

Downhill is the American remake of the  2014 award-winning Swedish film, Force Majeure. The original film was brilliant with its character interplay and biting dialogue. Unfortunately, the searing drama and dark humor of the original is lost in the new movie’s Hollywood remake.

For those who were expecting a bog-standard goofy chuckle fest, the movie comes with great disappointment. The movie entirely depends on marital tension and this limits the possibilities of humor.

The premise of the movie is actually great and fairly similar to the original. However, the writing and execution make the movie mediocre. This is surprising, considering the great talents involved both in front and behind the camera.

The screenplay co-written by Oscar-winning directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash feels average. Their pacing, script, and casting are out of place and even the ninety-minute runtime is not enough to save the movie.

Downhill is about some serious themes. However, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are better known for their comedies. This contradiction is evident in their performances. The lack of chemistry between the two actors leaves the narrative slow and dry. Both actors seem to be too subdued within the characters.

Though the actors are great, it obvious to feel whether they are fit for the characters. The directors should have given them space for the actors to improvise. For many fans, this will the movie in which Julia-Louis Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are the least humorous.

The best part about the movie is the character of Louis-Dreyfus’ mother. She is the heart of the movie with some sensible pathos and relatable exasperation.  The majestic beauty of the Alps adds strength to the movie. For those who haven’t seen the original, Downhill will not be that much of set back.

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Call of the Wild Review: A Classic Tale Ruined With CGI

by Kaylen Summers

The Call of the Wild is a mesmerizing classic novel from Jack London about a dog’s journey to primal nature. The novel was a thrilling experience for readers with its brave canine protagonist and rich descriptions of the Klondike Gold Rush. However, its latest film adaptation was nothing more than an assemble of overused CGI.

In a time when movies like Lion King (2019) showcased photorealistic CGI, The Call of the Wild’s visual effects are cartoonish and make every critter and setting look fake.

The abnormal mix of CGI  and live-action are supposed to make the adventure more immersive for the movie-goers. Unfortunately, it ends up doing the opposite. The clumsy, cartoonish CGI makes Buck look unrealistic throughout the movie. His facial expression are rendered to look more human-like and you will not feel him like a real dog even for a second of the movie. During the moments when Harrison Ford hugs or physically interact with Buck, we can clearly see him also becoming CGI. The bright lit background setting makes this even clearly visible.

Many of the major action scenes of the movie are also ruined by the CGI visual effects. The scene where Perrault and François are escaping from an avalanche looks more like a video game.

The main characters of the movie are played by Harrison Ford, Bradley Whitford, Omar Sy, and Cara Gee. The performances of the actors feel odd logically from time to time. It is clear that they are on set, in front of a green screen. But, onscreen the actors fail to make us feel that they in a snowstorm, freezing. This adds to the failure of the movie to generate a successful suspension of disbelief.

The makers of the movie are pushing more political correctness and family friendliness into the movie than its source material. The characters are made racially diverse to appeal to a global audience. This is ironic considering the fact that Jack Landon was notoriously racist. The battles between Buck and Spitz are less deadly and the violence in many other scenes are toned down.

The Call of the Wild was one of the definitive novels of American Literature. The movie, however, fails to capture the essence that the classic novel put forward.

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Only (2020) Trailer

by Emily Keen

 

Directed by Takashi Doscher, Only charts the life of a couple whose relationship is contesting against a plague that threatens to wipe womenkind off the face of the earth.

Releasing Date: March 6, 2020

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Spiral (2020) Trailer

by Emily Keen

 

The ninth instalment of the Saw franchise rolling out this May is a spine chilling new chapter starring Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, and Samuel L. Jackson, and is produced by the original Saw makers of Mark Burg and Oren Koules. A sadistic vigilante goes about delivering justice in his own way and detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks joins forces with his rookie partner to solve a mystery which is much reminiscent of the city’s terrible past. The film is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and written by Josh Stolberg & Pete Goldfinger.

Releasing Date: May 15, 2020

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Best Valentine’s Day Movies And Where To Stream Them

by Kaylen Summers

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and like many of us you might also be wondering the same thing- “Where can I find some good romantic movies?!”

Don’t Worry. This time we’ve narrowed it down for you. This guide will help you find the right valentine’s day movies to stream or rent. Just be sure to have your popcorn and tissue ready!

Definitely, Maybe (2008)

You might have already seen this legendary rom-com. But, it is still worthy enough to be seen again. The movie has Ryan Reynolds in the lead role and is about him telling his daughter the romantic tale of how he met her mother. If you are looking for some serious romantic tale, then this one is surely going hit the spot.

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Someone Great (2019)

This one is more of a  love-story-turned-break-up film. But, it is not all about pain and break-up, its more about finding yourself afterward. So, gather your girl gang, grab some wine and watch this movie to rediscover yourself this Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to get some tissues too.

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Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

Watts is a young tomboy. She is friends with Keith. However, things take a turn when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school. Poor Watts realizes that she has some other deeper feelings for her best friend than just friendship. But, will she be able to express it and win his heart?

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Love, Rosie (2014)

Ready for some solid cry?! This classic story retold with new actors is sure to put tears on your eyes. There is nothing new about the narrative. But, its cliches are enough to make us feel romantic. Besides that, the movie has Lily Collins and Sam Claflin giving out their best romantic performances ever and they look so adorable together as well.

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Heartbreakers (2001)

This light-hearted, fun rom-com is about a mother and daughter who like to swindle rich men. Max marries a wealthy woman and Page seduces them for Max to catch. The two decide to do one last heist. However, it looks like someone catches some feelings.

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Take Me Home (2011)

Thom Colvin is an unlicensed NYC cab driver. One day an attractive woman gets into his cap and asks him to take her to California. What else do you need for a love story to blossom?! Will the long travel make them fall in love? Stream to find out.

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Drinking Buddies (2013)

Need some indie romance?! Drinking Buddies is the ultimate feel-good romantic drama you can find. The movie has a simple-yet-relatable narrative about relationships, jealousy and lots of beer brewing. Watch how the line between ‘friends’ and ‘more than just friends’ become blurry.

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Always Be My Maybe (2019)

Imagine meeting your former flame after a very long. This rom-com is all about that. Expect one is a rich famous chef and the other is just an ordinary man running a family business. Will these differences keep them away from their obvious connections? Stream to find out.

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The Choice (2016)

This movie takes place in a small coastal town. It was where Travis and Gabby first meet. The two neighbors, eventually, end up in a relationship. But, it seems like life is not all on their side. With a turmoil of life events set to upset their romantic tale, will they be able to hold on to each other in love?!

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8 Rom-Coms to Stream on Netflix this Valentine’s Day

by Emily Keen

It’s the valentine season and we are sure you are looking for something to end a date with. Singles need not worry either. These movies will inadvertently cheer up any section of audience irrespective of their relationship status. There is something magical about these classics that spellbind even the most uninterested viewers. You just have to initiate. When it comes to rom-coms Netflix has quite a collection.

Here are 8 best Rom-coms to watch on the streaming service this Valentine’s:

 

  1. About Time

Image result for about time movieThis romantic narrative overlaid on the concept of time travel is monumentally packed with drama and emotions. It is a rather interesting blend of a love story and science fiction. As …. Realizes he can travel through time, all he wants to do is go back and woo an old flame.

 

  1. The Ugly Truth

Image result for the ugly truth movieA lovesick television producer (Katherine Heigl) strikes a wily deal with a cynical TV show host (Gerard Butler) who believes his perception of love is perfect. He is even almost winning the bet until his own feelings begin to wander the love he so claims to control begins to control him instead.

 

  1. Always Be My Maybe

Image result for Always Be My Maybe movieOne word! Hilarious! This comical journey of two childhood sweethearts reconnecting after 15 years will crack you up. The film stars Ali Wong, Randall Park and Keanu Reeves in a special role.

 

  1. The Theory of Everything

Image result for The Theory of Everything movieIf you think a science mind is not at all romantic, you need to watch Theory of Everything. This film captures the love between the most intelligent man on earth and his first love in the most incredible way.

 

  1. Hitch

Image result for Hitch movieWill Smith plays a Date Doctor who claims he can match people with their soul mates in just three days. He crosses paths with a Tabloid journalist (Eva Mendes) who swears to expose him and his sham at all costs. Little do they know the spar ultimately causes them to develop feelings for each other?

 

  1. Jane Austen Book Club

Image result for Jane Austen Book Club movieA tale full of love, bliss, failures ensues as a group of funny friends catch up years later in a Jane Austen themed book club.

 

  1. Good Luck Chuck

Image result for Good Luck Chuck movieCharlie is cursed with being lonely. He has dated a bazillion women and everyone finds their soul mate as soon as they break up with him. As life takes a beautiful turn and he stumbles upon Cam, a charming penguin girl. He instantly falls in love with her but will he be able to break the curse?

 

  1. Someone Great

Image result for Someone Great movieThe twenties won’t stay forever no? We eventually have to give up on our idea of a perfect relationship and embrace life like an adult. In an attempt of recovering from a brutal breakup, Gina takes a holiday with her friends that turn out to be a life-changing adventure.

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8 Movies That Make You Think About Life

by Emily Keen

We often think of cinema as a medium to keep ourselves entertained. But movies do so much more than that. They help us gain a new perspective on life. Just like these movies we have listed below. They enlighten us and inspire us in more ways than we can imagine.

 

  1. Into The Wild

Image result for Into The Wild movieThis story about a nature lover who gives up on his life and goes in pursuit of wilderness will help you come to terms with the fundamental nature of human beings.

 

  1. The Truman Show

Image result for The Truman ShowWhat would it feel like if you find out, your life until now was documented for a reality TV show? The Truman Show is about a man who comes to find the truth about his life and now questions the significance of his existence.

 

  1. Crash

Image result for crash movieA brutally honest tale of racial tension that developed in America post 9/11 highlights different shades and complexities of human nature.

 

  1. The Shawshank Redemption

Image result for The Shawshank Redemption movieThis classic narrated by Morgan Freeman is a work of art built around the life of Andy Dufresne who is wrongly convicted for a murder he did not commit. Will he be able to redeem himself?

 

  1. Waking Life

Image result for Waking LifeA philosophical masterpiece crafted by Richard Linklater vividly illustrates the nature of the human mind.

 

  1. Pay It Forward

Related imageDoing good is not hard. The world would be a great place to live in had we practiced kindness like the 11-year-old boy does in this movie.

 

  1. Dead Poets Society

Image result for Dead Poets SocietyWhy do we let society define the way we should live? Who gets to decide if your dreams are normal or delusional? Dead Poets society raises some very important questions.

 

  1. Life Is Beautiful

Related imageThis is one heartwarming attempt at showcasing a parent’s love for their children and you will find yourself smiling through tears.

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8 Movies That Are Sure to Make You Cry

by Emily Keen

No matter how strong you think you are when movies bring out a whole lot of relatable sentiments it will trigger waterworks whether you like it or not.

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

 

  1. Beaches

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

 

  1. Brokeback Mountain

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

 

  1. Holland’s Opus

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

 

  1. The Joy Luck Club

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

 

  1. Stepmom

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

 

  1. The Lion King

Related imageNot just the deers, zebras, and the elephants, we were all rejoiced and teary-eyed when Rafiki held little Simba high up in the air like the king he was.

 

  1. The Fault in Our Stars

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

 

  1. The Hate U Give

Image result for The Hate U GiveThis brutal drama about the life of a black girl highlights the struggle of surviving in spaces of white dominance when you belong to a black neighborhood.

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8 Best Animated Movies of All Time

by Emily Keen

It all started with simple 2D drawings on the screens. The animation genre was once only an effort meant mostly for a juvenile audience. Even the pioneers wouldn’t have foreseen its power as the richest medium to channel creativity and imagination. If we were to handpick a few in the genre that really pushed the boundaries of innovation with the drawings and characters, these 8 films would be it!

 

  1. ‘Rango’ (2011)

Related imageThe director of Pirates of Carribean gives us quirky animated western which charts the adventures of a thespian lizard. The film uses references from some of the most classic western genre opuses including Clint Eastwood’s “Man with No Name” which gives it a peculiar feel.

 

  1. ‘Coraline’ (2009)

Image result for Coraline’ (2009)Everything that shines is not gold. Coraline, our titular character learns this the hard way. The stop motion animation flick crafts some crisp 3D frames and a brilliant storyline.

 

  1. ‘Charlotte’s Web’ (1973)

Image result for Charlotte’s Web’ (1973)Watch this one just to witness Templeton the rat dancing and singing to “the fair is a veritable smorgasborg-orgasborg-orgasborg!”. You will cherish it forever.

 

  1. ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ (1988)

Image result for Grave of the Fireflies’ (1988)An attempt supposedly made to target the child audience but is in fact an intense post-war set up that shows the struggle of teenage siblings who are learning to survive in the world in the wake of the hostilities.

 

  1. ‘Fantastic Planet’ (1973)

Image result for Fantastic Planet’ (1973)Everything! Literally everything about this film is odd. Right from the eerie soundtrack to the papercut animation, this is simply a work of art by French animator René Laloux.

 

  1. ‘The Secret of NIMH’ (1982)

Image result for ‘The Secret of NIMH’ (1982)A symbolic fable that attempts to take a dig at heinous experimentation on animals and a gesture at celebrating the strength of single moms through a light-hearted yet strong story of a widowed mouse.

 

  1. ‘Up’ (2009)

Image result for ‘Up’ (2009)Simply put – an achiever! The film garnered much attention after it became an opening film at the Cannes Film Festival. The stunningly animated frames skillfully refine the plot to realize into what we can call the best magical realism fable ever made.

 

  1. Howl’s Moving Castle’ (2004)

Related imageAn unpleasant witch curses a young woman with an old body. The woman’s only way out is a young wizard who moves around in a walking castle.

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I still Believe (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

‘I Still Believe’ is based on the true story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp. The singer’s first wife, Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp was diagnosed with ovarian cancer just before they married. The movie takes us through his journey of love and loss.  It is directed by the Erwin Brothers and is produced by Kingdom Studios.

Releasing Date: March 13, 2020

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The Rhythm Section (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: January 31, 2020

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6 Awesome Cowboy Movies To Add To Your Watchlist

by Kaylen Summers

Before the era of superheroes, the 1930s to 60s saw Hollywood’s obsession with cowboys. During this time, many classic westerns were produced and some of them have their own cult following even today. But, if you are thinking about watching any of the movies, here is a list of awesome cowboy movies for you to start watching.

The Great Silence (1968)

1h 46min|Director: Sergio Corbucci

A group of ruthless bounty hunters is out to hunt down another group of outlaws and a vengeful young widow. However, the only person standing in their way is a mute gunslinger. Will he be able to overcome the odds and save his people from the bounty hunters? Stream to find out.

Pale Rider (1985)

1h 55min | Director: Clint Eastwood

A ruthless landowner is terrorizing a small gold mining camp to take hold of their land. Luckily for the miners, it seems like God has finally heard their prayers and he has sent Clint Eastwood on a pale horse to help them out. Arriving the town as a preacher with mysterious, otherworldly origins, Eastwood teams up with the miners and fights against the landowner and the corrupt sheriff.

High Plains Drifter (1973)

1h 45min | Director: Clint Eastwood

When it comes to cowboy movies, Clint Eastwood will always remain on the top of the list. In this movie, he is a  gunfighting stranger who visits a small settlement of Lago. Feeling intimidated by his presence, three gunmen try to kill him. However, he guns them down and earns the trust of the townsfolk and they hires him to hold off three outlaws coming their way.

Ride the High Country (1962)

1h 34min | Director: Sam Peckinpah

From transporting gold from a mining community an ex-lawman is hired. He has to travel through some dangerous territory to get to his destination. But, the real danger was lurking much closer than he expected. His partner and old friend double-crosses him and plots against him.

Appaloosa (2008)

1h 55min | Director: Ed Harris

The people of a small town in the west are suffering under the rule of a rancher.  In order to escape from his clunches, they hire two friends to police the town. But, their job got a little tougher then they expected when a young widow arrived in the town.

True Grit (2010)

 1h 50min | Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

A hired hand murders the father of a 14-year-old farm girl. With no one on her side, she took it to herself to capture the killer. But, she knew that she needed the help of a trained hand. So, she hires Reuben J. ‘Rooster’ Cogburn, the toughest U.S. Marshal around.

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7 Movies That Are Super Funny To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Being funny is not an easy task- especially on screen. You need to have a consistent narrative, great performance from actors and overall good timing. Though there are many comedies from Hollywood, only a few were striking enough to remain in our hearts.

Here is a list of such movies that super funny enough for a rewatch.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

When it comes to comedy, we cannot start the list without mentioning Jim Carrey. There is no doubt that one of his most memorable performance comes in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. The mascot of the Miami Dolphins along with quarterback Dan Marino has gone missing. Now it is up to Jim Carrey to find the people behind this awful crime. Will he be able to solve the mystery, using his killer wits and abnormal investigations tactics? Watch to find out.

Police Academy gets a new batch of recruits and this time its a group of civilian volunteers because of  Commandant Lassard’s new ‘Citizens on Patrol’ program. The new community relations project has strong governmental support. But, it looks like Captain Harris has a strong dislike towards it. With him determined to make it a failure, it will be a fun ride to watch how the new batch survives.

Problem Child (1990)

It all started when Ben Healy and his social-climbing wife Flo decided to adopt a child.  Their choice was a fun-loving seven-year-old named Junior. But, little did they know that he was actually a little monster who can turn camping trips, a birthday party and even a baseball game into disastrous embarrassments. How?! You will have to watch this hilarious satire on modern-day family life to find out.

So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)

Charlie MacKenzie has just gone through a bad breakup. But he is not going to give up on love that soon. He falls for lovely butcher Harriet Michaels and introduces her to his parents. Unfortunately, his parents think that she is actually a notorious serial killer nicknamed “Mrs. X”, who is involved in a series of bizarre honeymoon killings. Taking his parents’ actions as foolishness, Charlie ties the knot with Harriet. But soon he starts to realise that his parents were actually right.

Kingpin (1996)

Roy Munson was told that he would become a bowling superstar one day. But on playing for the wrong crowd, he lost his left hand and was left with a hook instead of it. It was when he started to settle down with it that he found someone who is as good as him- an Amish kid named Ishmael. Now, he is out to make a comeback and help the kid paly the high leagues.

Black Sheep (1996)

Albert Donnelly is a dignified candidate running for Governor. His campaign managers think that his slow-witted and klutzy younger brother, Mike, can be a problem to his public appearances. So they have hired sarcastic Steve to babysit him and keep him out the media’s eyes. Mike and Steve are out of town during the election and having the time of their lives.

Fierce Creatures (1997)

A New Zealand tycoon has just acquired Marwood Zoon and he has hired ex-policeman Rollo Lee to run it. To prove himself to his new boss and to earn more profits, Rollo introduces a new ‘fierce creatures’ policy. According to it only the most impressive and dangerous animals are allowed to remain in the zoo. But, the keepers are liking these demands.

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8 Martial Arts Movies That You Haven’t Seen Yet

by Kaylen Summers

Martial arts movies are known for their fast-paced fights and over-the-top stunts. Hollywood had seen many martial art movies make great returns for this reason alone. However, there are many of these marvels that you haven’t seen yet.

We have gathered some of such hidden gems and put together this list.

Fist of Legend (1994)

Chen Zhen is a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto. For loving Mitsuko Yamada, he is often insulted and abused by his fellow students. Mitsuko Yamada is the daughter of the director. One day, he realizes that his kung-fu master Hou Ting-An gets killed while fighting against the Japanese champion Ryuichi Akutagawa. He soon returns to his native Shangai to fight Ryuichi Akutagawa and bring honor to his master and him.

Chocolate (2008)

The story of Zen is truly an inspiring one. She is an autistic teenage girl with powerful martial skills. For her treatment, her sick mother has sought money from most of the people she knew. Now, it is up to her to use her martial skills to repay the money that she owes.

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

We all have been there. Watching kung-fu classics and imitating their movies, acting like a ninja. But for this American teenager, his obsession with martial arts took a turn when he discovers a legendary weapon in a Chinatown pawnshop. The extraordinary stick weapon belongs to the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. The lost relic takes the teenager back in time to ancient China where he joins a crew of warriors to free the imprisoned Monkey King.

Unleashed (2005)

Danny is raised by slaves and is not knew to fight for his survival. His “master” Bart, keeps him in a collar and makes money by making him fight in fight clubs. One fine day, Bart’s crew ends up in a car accident, Danny takes the opportunity to escape from him. Luck favored his braveness as he is given shelter by a blind, kindhearted piano tuner. Can Dany use the music there to free his long-buried heart?!

Fearless (2006)

During the turn of the 20th Century, Huo Yuan Jia was a well known martial arts fighter. During his life period, he has suffered many personal tragedy. However, his perseverance and hard work has helped him fight against the darkness of his life. He redefined the true spirit of martial arts and inspired many from his nation.

Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

It is the 18th century France. A mysterious beast has been killing hundreds. To investigate the matter, the King to the Gevaudan province sends Chevalier de Fronsac and his Native American friend Mani. Will they be able to solve the mystery and defeat the creature?! Or will they fall as another victim to the creature?!

House of Flying Daggers (2004)

Ready for some raw martial arts action. This one is one such flick, taking place in 9th century China. The kingdom is ruled by a corrupt government. In order to free the people from the system, a rebel army called the Flying Daggers has waged war against the government. If that doesn’t make you excited, there is also a cool romantic story in between.

Bulletproof Monk (2003)

When it comes to Hollywood martial arts hybrid, a Kung-fu master is a must-have cliche. In this movie, he is a mysterious and immortal Tibetan, who has spent his last 60 years traveling around the world trying to protect the ancient Scroll of the Ultimate. Now, he must take up his ultimate challenge. He must mentors a selfish street kid and make him disciplined through the ways of ancient kung fu techniques.

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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.

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.

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?

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.

The Last Stand (2013)

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

Knight and Day (2010)

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

The Expendables (2010)

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

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7 Romantic Movies That Are Heart-Warming

by Kaylen Summers

There is nothing more heart-warming than to snuggle next to your beloved and watch a beautiful romantic movie. The perfect movie date night, isn’t it?! But, which movie is the ideal one to watch? What if the movie you selected has some awkward moments?

Don’t worry. We’ve got your back. From the long list of romantic comedies and romances, we have picked up some of the best for you to stream on your movie date. Here are 7 romantic movies that are heart-warming.

Notting Hill (1999)

William Thacker lives a pretty normal life. But, when the famous American actress Anna Scott walks into his bookstore in London, things took a turn into the romantic. One thing leads to another and before you know it the two are in a blossoming relationship. But far will their relationship last with their completely different lifestyles?!. Can the average bloke and glamorous movie star exist together?!

The Lake House (2006)

Sometimes love can be a little bit strange. What happens with Sandra Bullock in this movie is the same. She plays a lonely doctor who used to live in a lakeside home. She soon starts exchanging love letters with its former resident who happens to be a frustrated architect. The two soon fall in love and now they must unravel the mystery behind this one-of-a-kind romance before things get out of their hands.

50 First Dates (2004)

Henry is skilled in seducing any women. However, when his tricks are useless in front of Lucy. Why? Because the girl has no short-term memory. Henry is not going to give up that easily. So, she woos her day after day and finally made her fall for him. But, with her short memory, will she be able to remember him?!

When Harry Met Sally… (1989)

It was during a trip from Chicago to New York that Harry and Sally had a strong debate:  Whether sex would ruin a friendship between a man and a woman or not?! Guess what? Even after eleven years, they still trying to figure out a solid answer.

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

Ready for some heartbreaking love story? Hazel is terminally ill. Though her treatment has brought some more years to her life, she knows that she is not going to last long. But when she met Augustus Waters all of a sudden at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel comes to the realization that there is more to her life than just waiting for death.

My Sassy Girl (2001)

Here is a non-Hollywood tale of love. When a mild-mannered man saw a drunk young woman on a subway platform she helps her out. But, he didn’t know that it was the beginning of a beautiful love story. We don’t want to spoil this one with a description. This one is worth seeing.

The English Patient (1996)

This one is also gonna make you cry. What do you expect from a romance that got 9 Oscars?! The story takes place in the 1930s. The Royal Geographical Society has sent out Count Almásy, Hungarian map maker and several explorers to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert. However, with World War II unfolding, Almásy is through into a world of love, betrayal, and politics all of a sudden.

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5 Best Jim Carrey Comedies For You To Re-Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Over the years, we have seen so many actors do great comedy on screen. Many have made us laugh with their sense of humor, comic timing and incredible acting skills have kept us entertained for a long time. Among them, everyone’s favorite is undoubtfully Jim Carrey.  His movies have a certain charm that makes us crave for more.

With that being said, here are 8 Jim Carrey movies that you would enjoy re-watching.

Bruce Almighty (2003)

Jim Carrey is already unpredictable in his movies. Give him God-like power and you can only imagine what he can do. Carrey plays the role of  Bruce Nolan, a ‘human interest’ television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y. Though he has a good like and a loving girlfriend, Bruce still remains unfulfilled. Being angry at the event happening in his life, he ridicules God- and he responds, endowing Bruce with all of his divine powers.

Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)

It’s always hard to lose a job. But when Dick Harper lost his job, he and his wife, Jane, decided to turn to crime to overcome the massive debt. When the two got really good at robbing people, they decided to rob the person who robs the one person who is responsible for all their depts.

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

Jim Carrey can really transform himself into any character. We have even seen him play multiple characters in the same movie. But, what if all the characters are in the same person. We are talking about multiple personality disorder and the movie is Me, Myself and Irene. Rhode Island State Trooper Charlie Baileygates suffers from the disorder. While one of his personality is absurd and destructive, the other is more friendly and pleasant. But, the problem is that both of them fall in love with the same woman named Irene.

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

This one of the most popular movies from Jim Carrey. The movie is about Lloyd and Harry who are two of the most indescribable stupid men you will ever see. The movie kickstarts with Mary, a beautiful woman, losing a suitcase with money before leaving for Aspen. However, the two friends find the suitcase and decide to return it to her. Will the dumb and dumber be able to return it and win her heart?!

The Mask (1994)

Before Deadpool made fourth-wall-breaking a thing, there was always The Mask bringing in some most hilarious moments on screen. The 1994 movie has Jim Carrey play the timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss. Upon discovering a magical mask, his whole life is turned upside down. The mask containing the spirit of the Norse God turns Ipkiss into a charming playboy who catches the eye of local nightclub singer Tina Carlyle and lock horns with junior crime lord Dorian Tyrell over a bank heist.

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6 Movies That Are Too Disturbing To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Movies are made to entertain its audience. But there are some movies that can seriously disturb you to the core. It can be a scene, an actor’s performance, dialogue and in some cases the whole movie. Yes! We are not joking. There are movies out there that are too disturbing for anyone with a normal mental state will regret watching. If you think that we are joking, try anyone one of these movies from our list and let us know how you felt in the comment section below.

Here are 6 movies that are too disturbing to watch.

The Human Centipede (2009)

Two American girls were on a carefree road trip through Europe. Their car accidentally breaks down somewhere in the middle of the German woods. While searching for a nearby place to stay, they eventually end up in the clutches of a deranged retired surgeon. He is apparently planning on making something known as the ‘human centipede, – where the women will be connected to each other one after the other.

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

This one based on the old cult classic by Wes Craven. A family is on a road trip. But, things get awry when they somehow get stranded in a government atomic zone. With nowhere to go, they soon realize that they are actually in a breeding ground of a blood-thirsty mutant family. Guess who their next prey is?!

The Devil’s Rejects (2005)

If you have seen House of 1000 Corpses, you’ll know what you are in for. This one is a sequel to that movie. After surviving the ambush, Otis and his sister, Baby, manages to escape. The two hides in a backwater motel waiting as their father, Captain Spaulding is on his way, killing whoever is standing in his path.

The Green Inferno (2014)

A group of student activists from New York City has arrived at the Amazon. Their mission to organize protests to save the rainforest. Unfortunately, they soon realize that they are not the only ones in the vast landscape. Whatever is lurking behind the dark jungle is not going to let them off the hook that easily.

FearDotCom (2002)

A homicidal sadist has tortured and killed four people. The worse part is that the killer is posting these gruesome videos online. Now it is up to Mike Reilly and the Department of Health worker Terry Huston to track down the homicidal sadist before he goes at it again.

The Neon Demon (2016)

You know how the fashion industry works. The glitz, glamour, and fame are everywhere. But there is also a dark side to this as well. Aspiring model Jesse is one who got pushed into that side. Her youth and vitality created jealousy among other beauty-obsessed women in the industry. They will do everything they can to take her out. But, how far will they go?

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7 Must Watch Doomsday Movies

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.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

2012 (2009)

Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth’s core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world’s population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world’s leaders race to build “arks” to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world.

The Book of Eli (2010)

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.

I Am Legend (2007)

Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone.

Carriers (2009)

Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus. A deadly virus has spread across the globe. Contagion is everywhere, no one is safe and no one can be trusted. Four young attractive people race through the back roads of the American West to the pounding beat of a vacation soundtrack. Their aim is to retreat to a secluded utopian beach in the Gulf of Mexico, where they could peacefully wait out the pandemic and survive the apocalyptic disease. Their plans take a grim turn when their car breaks down on an isolated road starting a chain of events that will seal the fate of each of them in an inexorable and horrifying voyage of hell through a western landscape populated by only the hideous dead or the twisted living.

Geostorm (2017)

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: the system built to protect Earth is attacking it, and it becomes a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone along with it.

 

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6 Classic Comedies Worth Re-watching

by Kaylen Summers

Rat Race (2001)

In an ensemble film about easy money, greed, manipulation and bad driving, a Las Vegas casino tycoon entertains his wealthiest high rollers — a group that will bet on anything — by pitting six ordinary people against each other in a wild dash for $2 million jammed into a locker hundreds of miles away. The tycoon and his wealthy friends monitor each racer’s every move to keep track of their favorites. The only rule in this race is that there are no rules.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

The fastest man on four wheels, Ricky Bobby is one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history. A big, hairy American winning machine, Ricky has everything a dimwitted daredevil could want, a luxurious mansion, a smokin’ hot wife and all the fast food he can eat. But Ricky’s turbo-charged lifestyle hits an unexpected speed bump when he’s bested by flamboyant Euro-idiot Jean Girard and reduced to a fear-ridden wreck.

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

Rhode Island State Trooper Charlie Baileygates has a multiple personality disorder. One personality is crazy and aggressive, while the other is more friendly and laid back. Both of these personalities fall in love with the same woman named Irene after Charlie loses his medication.

DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (2004)

When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there’s only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a dodgeball guru and Goodman’s attorney, La Fleur and his rag-tag team of underdogs launch a knock-down, drag-out battle in which the winner takes all.

Step Brothers (2008)

Brennan Huff and Dale Doback might be grown men. But that doesn’t stop them from living at home and turning into jealous, competitive stepbrothers when their single parents marry. Brennan’s constant competition with Dale strains his mom’s marriage to Dale’s dad, leaving everyone to wonder whether they’ll ever see eye to eye.

Movie 43 (2013)

A series of interconnected short films follows a washed-up producer as he pitches insane storylines featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

 

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Disney’s Mulan (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 27 March 2020

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A Quiet Place Part II (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Sequel to the 2018 movie, A Quiet Place Part II follows The Abbott family back in their journey for survival. As they are forced to venture into the unknown, they must now face the horrors of the outside world. They soon discover that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats they need to worry about.

Releasing Date:  18 March 2020

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The Photograph (2020)- Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 14 February 2020

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Fast and Furious 9 (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: May 22, 2020

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Guns Akimbo (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A mysterious figure has set up a battle to the death between two competitors. One of the participants of this real-life deathmatch is Miles a video game developer. However, he is no match for the other contestant, Nix. She is a trained killer who is at the top of her game. Will Mike be able to survive?! or will they work together to find a way out?

Releasing Date: 27 February 2020

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7 Must Watch Movies Every Teacher Should Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Teaching is not just a job. It is a responsibility given to shape the minds of the future. A good teacher is remembered by their students forever. However, if you are not so good at teaching, it will not just be affecting you, but others as well.

These movies are not going to help to teach better. However, they will surely encourage you to become a better human being and look at students with a much positive perspective.

The Squid and the Whale (2005)

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.

Good Will Hunting (1997)

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

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

Premiered in 1946, this movie has 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.

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.

The Karate Kid (1984)

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?

The Blind Side (2009)

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

October Sky (1999)

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

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Vivarium (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A happy couple visits a picturesque housing development in search for a new home. However, they soon realize that they are trapped in there and are left with no choice but to live there and even raise a mysterious baby that they received in a cardboard box.

Releasing Date: 12 March 2020

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Lovebirds (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A happy couple was on a night out. Unfortunately, their car gets hijacked by some stranger and he hits a random pedestrian. He then abandons the car and the couple, making it look like they are ones who committed the crime. Now, it is up to them to prove their innocence and bring some light into the mystery.

Releasing Date: April 3, 2020

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7 Upcoming Summer Movies 2020

by Kaylen Summers

Summer is not even close, but still, Hollywood studios are all set and ready to fill your theatres with some awesome tentpoles and big-budget popcorn flicks. Here is a list of movies that are awaiting you this summer.

The SpongeBob Movie- 22 May 

Adventure, Comedy

Gary the snail has been mysteriously kidnapped. In order to solve the mystery, SpongeBob and Patrick travel to the lost city of Atlantic City.  Proving that there’s nothing stronger than the power of friendship, they encounter danger and delight at every turn.

Black Widow- May 1

Action, Adventure

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

Peter Rabbit- 3 April

Adventure, Comedy

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

The New Mutants April 3

Horror, Thriller

The New Mutants is the upcoming horror-superhero film from Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox. The movie will be the last of the X-men movies from 20th Century Fox, now that Disney has acquired the studio and its properties. Hopefully, it is said that the movie might have some connections with the existing Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be a standalone movie about a group of young mutants who are held in a secret facility for experimentation.

No Time To DieApril 8

Action, Mystery, Thriller, Spy

The latest installment in the Bond movies- No Time To Die will see Daniel Craig’s return as the super-spy. Picking up five years after the capture of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, retired Bond is thrown back into the action when a scientist is abducted by Safin, a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Wonder Woman 19845 June 

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

Ghostbusters: Afterlife10 July

Ghostbusters : Afterlife is the original sequel to the old Ghostbusters franchise. The movie revolves around a single mother and her two children who move to a new town. There she discovers that they have a connection with the secret legacy of original Ghostbusters.

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Sonic The Hedgehog (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 13 February 2020

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7 Must Watch LGBT Movies Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Society is welcoming the LGBT community is with open arms and a lot of people coming out bravely day after day. In this time of woke culture, our movies are also embarrassing this change. This can be noted well in the movies of the last decade and some even before that.

Here are 7 must-watch movies that embrace the Pride feeling with care and love.

God’s Own Country (2017)

Set in rural Yorkshire,  this movie tells the story about a young farmer. He led a normal life with daily frustrations, binge drinking, and casual sex. But things took a huge turn when a Romanian migrant worker arrives. The two realize that they have feelings for each other and thus begins a conflicting love story.

Love, Simon (2018)

Love is for everyone. But, things are not that easy for Simon. Don’t misunderstand this as some typical teenage dating crisis. This is more complicated than that. Seventeen-year-old Simon is yet to reveal his friends and parents that he is gay. But, that’s not the only complication. It seems like he has fallen for an anonymous classmate online too.

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

This one is set during the summer of ’63. Two cowboys are working together on a shepherding job. Over the course of time, the two develop a raw and powerful bond between them. But, little did they know that it will last for a lifetime. Now, the two are on an emotional conflict trying to break away from the lives they were forced to live in and want they want.

Milk (2008)

This 2008 movie is the biopic of the person who made history- Harvey Milk. He is the first openly gay person to be ever elected into public office. He began his fight for gay rights in San Francisco during the late 1970s. This inspired many to join him in his fight for equal rights in America.

Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

Internationally well renowned, this movie is on the list for treating LGBT in the most normal and perfect way possible. The movie is about Adèle who falls in love with blue-haired Emma. The two discover love and desire in others. With Emma asserting her as a woman and as an adult, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself and finds herself.

Call Me by Your Name (2017)

It is the 1980s in Italy. Seventeen-year-old teenage Elio makes friends with his father’s hired research assistant. Soon, the boy realizes that he has more than just friendship with the adult man. The two fall in love and thus their story about love and passion grow. But, will his parents be able to understand their relationship?

The Danish Girl (2015)

This one is also another inspiring movie based on the life of a real-life person. Einar Wegener is the first known individual to undergo gender transformation. Einar’s groundbreaking journey and Lili Elbe is the core of this movie.

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7 Inspiring Biographical Movies That Critics Loved

by Kaylen Summers

We all know what a biopic is. It is the cinematic representation of life and most often the death of a famous personality. Movies are not like real life. So there will obviously be so many glorified moments to make these movies more engaging and attractive to the general audiences.

With that being said here are some of the great movies about real-life people that are worth watching.

J. Edgar (2011)

We all know J. Edgar Hoover as the feared and admired, reviled and revered face of law enforcement in America. Over his 50 years serving the nation, he has been part of many government policies and controversies. When filmmakers decided to make a movie about him, it was Leonardo Di Caprio who got the chance to play Edgar on screen.

Race (2016)

Jesse Owens is one of those sportspeople who became the greatest track and field athlete in history. He took the central stage when he was chose to represent his nation at the 1936 Olympics. But there he had to face off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. This is his life’s tale.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

Perhaps the most noted figure after Martian Luther King to fight for the African American Community is Nelson Mandela. This 2013 biopic unfolds the chronicles of his life and struggles to become who he is. Starting off the journey from his childhood in a rural village, the movie follows the respected leader to him becoming the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

Milk (2008)

The story of Harvey Milk is known wide and far. He is the first openly gay man ever to be elected into a public office. It was in the late 1970s that Milk began his fight for gay rights. He went on to inspire others to join his movement and make equal rights available for all Americans.

Jobs (2013)

Steve Jobs will always be a name remembered by many for many years to come. He is the creator of one of the greatest brands in human history and has revolutionized how we use technology. After his sadful demise, two biopics were made about his life and career. However, we are just settling with just one for this list.

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Actor Peter Sellers had a turbulent personal and professional life. He began his career as a comic performer on BBC Radio and later moved on to become one of the greatest film comedians of all time. However, being an obsessive artist he dedicated most of his life to his work. This eventually made him neglected by his loved ones.

Eddie the Eagle (2016)

Many know Michael ‘Eddie’ Edwards as a courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself. But, his life story is more than just that. Eddie the Eagle depicts the athlete’s life, struggle and how he endured all the hurdles to become what he is today.

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PG-13 Horror Movies That Are Too Good

by Kaylen Summers

There is this notion that a good horror movie needs a lot of bloodshed and violence. However, there are many PG13 movies that have proved us wrong. These movies have spooked us, thrilled us and some have even made us scream our lungs out.

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

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

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

A Quiet Place (2018)

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

The Final Girls (2015)

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

1408 (2007)

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

The Ring (2002)

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

What Lies Beneath (2000)

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

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8 Female Empowerment Movies on Amazon Prime

by Emily Keen

Looking for movies with some powerful and complex female characters? In times where women are battling with issues that are deep-rooted in the society since ages, a dose of motivation would not hurt. In fact, that is more of what we need.

Here are 8 very staunch women-centric titles, streaming right now on Amazon Prime.

 

  1. The Help

Related imageA young Journalist in 1960s decides to stick up for a story about the lives of domestic staffs in Mississippi that invites rage of the high-class employers.

 

  1. Lady Bird

Image result for Lady BirdA woman can steer past a thousand troubles but not a stubborn mom. Watch Saoirse Ronan in the skin of a lovely high school senior trying to get it right with her mother along with a whole eventful year at the high school.

 

  1. Moana (2016)

Image result for Moana (2016)Why is Moana on the list? Come on. How else would you inculcate the idea of strong women in the minds of coming of age girls and boys?

 

  1. Hidden Figures

Image result for Hidden FiguresDid you know that the mission that launched astronaut John Glenn into the orbit, was spearheaded by three women at NASA?

 

  1. Mulan

Image result for MulanA girl is not the one to carry forward the father’s legacy? How about we talk after you watch Mulan?

 

  1. A League Of Their Own

Image result for A League Of Their OwnYou’d think it’s easy to be in All-American Girls Baseball League. Well then here is the reality.

 

  1. Wild

Related imageCheryl Strayed begins her journey of self-discovery along the 1,100 mile-long Pacific Crest Trail after a harsh divorce. Reese Witherspoon as a protagonist gives a staggering performance in this adaptation of a bestselling novel Directed by Dallas Buyers Club.

 

  1. Bad Moms

Related imageThings hit the roof as a trio of overworked moms go astray to take time to themselves until they are facing a clique of moms who comply with their responsibilities as good moms.

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The SpongeBob Movie (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Gary the snail has been mysteriously kidnapped. In order to solve the mystery, SpongeBob and Patrick travel to the lost city of Atlantic City.  Proving that there’s nothing stronger than the power of friendship, they encounter danger and delight at every turn.

Releasing Date: 22 May 2020

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7 Upcoming Action Movies To Watch Out For This 2020

by Kaylen Summers

2020 is just here and we are already getting more and more updates on movies slated to release this year. While there are many tentpole blockbuster awaiting moviegoers, some flicks are guaranteed to making to top the box office. If you are keeping a watch out of these films, we have the right guide for you.

Here are 7 upcoming action movies that are waiting for you this 2020.

Bloodshot21 February 

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

Black Widow- May 1

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

Tenet – 17 July

Christopher Nolan is back with some spy action. Tenet is the upcoming action thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan.  The movie is produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas and has  John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Dimple Kapadia, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh in the leading roles.

Top Gun: Maverick- June 26

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

Free Guy- July 3

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

The King’s Man- 14 February

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

No Time To Die – April 8

The latest installment in the Bond movies- No Time To Die will see Daniel Craig’s return as the super-spy. Picking up five years after the capture of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, retired Bond is thrown back into the action when a scientist is abducted by Safin, a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

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8 Movies Guaranteed To Cheer You Up

by Kaylen Summers

We all know that movies have the power to evoke emotions in us. Some movies scare us, thrill us, disgust us and make us sad and while there are others that cheer us.  These movies are maybe subtle. But still, they are capable of triggering a positive vibe within us.

Here are 8 movies that are sure to cheer your mood up.

Morning Glory (2010)

This one is about a young and devoted morning television producer who is desperate to keep the failing show on the air. She recruits a former news journalist and anchor. But it seems like they disapprove co-hosting the show due to its lack of real news stories.

Selma (2014)

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

Notting Hill (1999)

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

Galaxy Quest (1999)

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

Before Sunrise (1995)

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

Hot Fuzz (2007)

As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf for a partner. However, when a series of grisly accidents rocks Sandford, Angel smells something rotten in the idyllic village.

Nacho Libre (2006)

Nacho Libre is loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta (“Friar Storm”), aka Rev. Sergio Gutierrez Benitez, a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who had a 23-year career as a masked luchador. He competed in order to support the orphanage he directed.

Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019)

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

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Irresistible (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Irresistible is the upcoming comedy about a Democratic political strategist. He is out to help a retired Marine colonel from a small Wisconsin town run for Mayor. The movie offers a topical look at modern politics with a mix of humor. Directed by Jon Stewart, this political comedy will be hitting theaters during this summer season.

Releasing Date: May 29, 2020

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7 Most Inspiring Sports Movies You’ll Love Watching

by Kaylen Summers

The magic about sports movies is that they are independent of the sports they talk about. So people who don’t know the sport or don’t like sports can enjoy it, resonate with the emotion it is selling and also get inspired by it. But, this is only applicable to sports movies that are great. This means that there are a lot of bad sports movies out there that can easily ruin your day.

So, how will you avoid the bad ones and get the good ones?! One way to do it is with this list of sports movies. We have picked up some of the most intriguing sports movies that can surely make you emotional and root for the antagonist.

Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

This TV movie is about the friendship between Chicago Bears players Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers. The movie has a very young Robert De Niro in the role of a redneck from Georgia.  He is a Yankees catcher who soon reveals his starting-pitcher friend that he’s dying. We guarantee you that this sports movie is sure to make you cry.

The Boxer (1997)

Although we cannot consider this one as a typical sports movie, the narrative does revolve around a big game. Daniel Day-Lewis plays the role of a former IRA member and boxer. He is trying to navigate in the new world after serving 40 years in jail. Will his boxing skills be enough to help him survive?

Creed (2015)

Just when they thought that the Rocky series had run out of gas, they introduced Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan to add some adrenaline into the franchise. The movie features a young Adonis Creed struggling with his identity. With the old Rocky in the mix, we have one emotional sports movie that is worth watching.

Rush (2013)

In every sports movie, there is always someone to root for. It can be a team or an athlete. But, in the 2015 racing movie Rush, the makers decided to make both their opposing characters bad guys. The movie is based on the real-life, bitter rivalry between Formula One racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The best thing about this sports movie is that it questions our need to place the main characters as good or bad.

A League of Their Own (1992)

There is nothing more charming to watch than a comedy about a women’s professional baseball league during World War II. With Tom Hanks acing the role of an alcoholic manager. This movie will surely be a touching, memorable laugh for you.

Rocky (1976)

Taking place long before all the sequels, the montage sequences, and before Stallone became chiseled up, this movie is the most inspirational for its simple narrative of an underdog fighting his way over against all obstacles.

Hoop Dreams (1994)

Remember Boyhood?! Hoop Dreams is a similar documentary about two Chicago-area teens, William Gates and Arthur Agee. More than just a sports-based story, this three-hour film is a realistic reflection of poverty, broken families, and a failing education system.

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Peter Rabbit (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date:  3 April 2020

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8 Movies Universally Loved by All Audiences

by Emily Keen

There is a general divide among audiences when it comes to a penchant for movies. There will be a section that loves indie classics. There are others who have an inclination towards mainstream cinema. But then there are movies that managed to push these barriers of categorization and enthrall audiences across the band. Here are 8 such films that managed to strike the chords in the hearts of movie buffs at large.

 

  1. Star Trek (2009)

Image result for star trek (2009)A vengeful Kirk is on a quest to defend the Federation from a ruthless Romulan seeking revenge. Will he live up to his father’s legacy? This reboot is considered one of the best renditions of the classic Star Trek saga.

 

  1. The Great Escape (1963)

Related imageAs the name suggests, the film is about allied prisoners of World War II planning an escape from a German camp. The film has been critically acclaimed for its top of class acting and background score. Be assured that if you do decide to watch it, you won’t get bored.

 

  1. The Hunger Games (2012)

Image result for The Hunger Games (2012)Since we are talking about universally loved movies, THG deserves a mention by all means. The popularity of the books formed the foundation of success for the films no doubt. But THG films do have a selling point of its own- Jennifer Lawrence.

 

  1. Spider-man 2 (2004)

Related imageI doubt there is anyone who will disagree with the fact that Sam Raimi’s Spiderman the benchmark of the spidey universe. Peter Parker’s love life is falling apart as he tries to bring down the wicked scientist named Doctor Otto Octavious. The film perfectly blends the elements of romance, action, and evil coming off as a work of art superhero romp.

 

  1. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

Related imageJames Cameron truly went all out with the second installment of Terminator. Arnie is back from the future one more time to protect John Connor from a shape-shifting monster, Robert Patrick. The film’s blockbuster performance at the box office is primarily credited to the hot and raging CGI that blew the crowd. It is an absolute classic amongst all other Terminator movies.

 

  1. My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

Image result for My Neighbour Totoro (1988)Imagine you are vertically stretching your body and the force you are using actually pulls a tree out of seed in a matter of minutes without you even touching it. This is just one of the many mystical powers Satsuki and Mei discover in the forest of wondrous spirits. Hayao Miyazaki’s complement to country life leaves you in the state of a pure transcendent hangover in its wake.

 

  1. X2 (2003)

Related imageBryan Singer’s X2 unfolds as the social struggle of the gifted continues and they keep their moral high ground fighting on the right side of the battle. The second slab of the x men has some pretty interesting character arcs overlaid with bold action sequences. The fan-favorite outshines its predecessor in all aspects and takes the story of the spandex swathed superheroes to a whole new level.

 

  1. Inception (2010)

Related imageChristopher Nolan’s signature move to couple a mind-numbing concept with entertainment lands Inception right in the lap of eternal classics. You might need to watch it twice because it is heavy to process in a single watch. But the psychedelic assortment of dreams and reality will leave you with an out of body feeling.

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Bloodshot (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date:  21 February 2020

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6 Best Fantasy Movies You Don’t Want To Miss

by Kaylen Summers

Hollywood has created numerous interesting worlds and fantastical characters over the years. Movies like Harry Potter and Lord of The Rings have created a huge following for these kinds of movies and there are plenty of movies for you to explore from.

Here is a list of fantasy movies that you won’t regret watching.

Big Fish (2003)

⌛2h 5min ⭐4/5

Edward Bloom was a man of high appetites, tremendous passions, and tall tales. During his later years, he was more of a mystery for his son, William. In order to know more about his father and who he really was, Will begins his journey to piece together the truth behind his father’s amazing adventures.

Eragon (2006)

⌛1h 44min ⭐2.5/5

Eragon takes place in the fantasy village of Alagaesia. A farm boy discovers a dragon’s egg. Little did he know that the discovery would lead him on a predetermined journey across the fantasy lands. The boy soon realizes that he is the chosen one to defend his homeland against an evil king.

The Golden Compass (2007)

⌛1h 53min ⭐3.5/5

Lyra Belacqua is a precocious orphan who leads a carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College. After overhearing a shocking secret, her destiny takes her on an otherworldly adventure into the far North.

Warcraft (2016)

⌛2h 03min ⭐3.5/5

Azeroth is a peaceful realm. But now it is at the brink of war. Orc warriors are invading from their dying homeland to colonize in another.  There is a portal in between the two worlds and when it opens one army faces destruction while the other faces extinction. Now, two heroes from the opposing sides are colliding course as they try to decide the fate of their family, people, and home.

Stardust (2007)

⌛1h 53min ⭐3.5/5

Stardust takes place in a countryside town that shares a border with a magical land. A young man promises her beloved that he will get a fallen star for her. For this, he ventures into the unknown magical realm. but, soon it is revealed that he has a hidden destiny.

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

⌛1h 53min ⭐3.5/5

Oscar Diggs is a small-time circus illusionist and con-artist. On his journey to become the greatest, he accidentally ends up at the Land of Oz. There, the inhabitants think of him as the great wizard of prophecy who is there to save Oz from evil.

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Birds Of Prey (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Harley Quinn breaks up with Joker and now she is making a new team with Black Canary, Huntress, and Renee Montoya. Their mission is to protect a young girl named Cassandra Cain from an evil crime lord in Gotham City- Black Mask.

Releasing Date: February 7, 2020

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Brahms: The Boy II (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Brahms: The Boy 2 revolves around a young family who moves into a guest house at the Heelshire Mansion estate. Their son is already having some trouble. Not knowing about the terrifying history associated with the grand home, their son finds a new friend- an eerily life-like toy he calls Brahms. Will the killer doll spare anyone from the family?

Releasing Date: February 21, 2020

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8 Action Movies to Stream on Hulu Right Now

by Emily Keen

For those looking for action movies on Hulu, you’d probably don’t want to miss out on these shared favorites which the streaming service has added to the list.

Hulu’s list of action cinema is a power-packed roster of movies exploring all kinds of action- be it blood spilling or bombs exploding all around. You have a wide range of options to choose from

Here is the exciting bunch of action movies streaming on Hulu right now:

 

  1. The Way Back

Image result for the way backThe Peter Weir directorial venture opens with Poland being invaded by the Soviet Union. The film is a character-driven narrative moving around the struggle of a Polish Army officer who is captured in a Siberian Gulag labor camp. The atmosphere at the labor camp is not particularly something he is fond of and as a result decides to escape along with his companions Mr. Smith (Ed Harris), Khabarov (Mark Strong), Valka (Colin Farrell), and several others. The way back is a long way home. If you feel can connect with the real struggle of surviving in hard environments more than a simulated action set up, this is your bet.

 

  1. Kick-Ass

Related imageEver look at these avenger fight scenes in a city where the whole city is in ruins thanks to these superheroes fighting bad men? The idea of Kickass is somewhat the same. It is the superhero myth realized and in a way we all fear. A young youtuber with crime fighting capabilities is drawn into a world of real heroes. What ensues next, spills a lot of blood.

 

  1. Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Image result for Mission: Impossible – FalloutWhat started as an adaptation of a 60s spy TV show, is now a full blown franchise. Mission Impossible is mostly a skirmish between Father time and Tom Cruise where the one is always trying to best the other. But this movie has a perfect summer feel and a pleasant surprise with Henry Cavill joining the force.

 

  1. Total Recall

Related imageThe plot is a straight-up bonkers sci-fi movie narrative adapted from Philip K. Dick’s short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”. Arnold Schwarzenegger as Douglas Quaid opts for a memory of vacation package from the Rekal company which implants the desired memories in the minds of their clientele. Quaid specifically chooses a package which triggers events of a spy in a enemies are hunting a spy on Mars. The plot is driven by these memories implanted in his brain.

 

 

  1. Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Related imageIf you like Hellboy, then you are going to love Hellboy II. As we have all established that Guillermo del Toro loves his monsters and has every trick up his sleeve to make us fall in love with them too. The second installment of the franchise sees Hellboy on a  quest to stop an angry prince from awakening a golden army of monsters that will eradicate humanity if aroused.

 

  1. Kill Bill Vol. 1

Related imageQuit drooling at the picture of Uma Thurman there. Yeah, all you men! But can’t blame anyone as she simply nailed her role in Kill Bill Vol. 1. Thurman stars as an a member of a group of assailants who are betrayed and left to die. The movie follows her journey of vengeance. Expect all the blood and gore as you would in a Tarantino movie. In fact it is gore to a whole new level. We are talking “blood sprinkling from limbs as though it would from a firearm level” gore.

 

  1. Road House

Image result for Road HouseA wholesome bar bouncer action doubled down with some Patrick Swayze powers. Swayze works at a bar in Jasper Missouri as a bouncer. Everything is normal bouncer duties until Brad Wesley shows up with an intention of taking over his place of employment. Now it is upto Swayze and his gang of bouncers to prevent the greedy corporate owner from taking it away.

 

  1. From Russia With Love

Related imageThis is film comes around as one of the top James Bond films. This is the second film of the franchise with Sean Connery still playing Bond and outwitting his rivals. The plot involves Bond travelling to Turkey to assist a Soviet clerk and unravelling truths about SPECTRE’s actual intentions in case of Dr. No.

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8 Holiday Classics to Stream on Hulu this Vacation

by Emily Keen

Trying to get into the holiday spirit and yet it’s not kicking in? Well then quit dwelling over futile practices like cookie baking and gift wrapping. We know exactly what will help you.

These 8 features that Hulu takes pride in calling Holiday films:

 

  1. Home for the Holidays

Related imageStarring the extraordinary Robert Downey Jr. and the ever adorable Holly Hunter, the film is helmed by Jodie Foster. The story charts the life of Claudia Larson (Played by Hunter) is forced to spend Christmas with her madcap family in Baltimore because Voila! Her daughter wants to spend vacation with her boyfriend! Drama and comedy evenly occupy the film’s best scenes which in a way is a writer’s way justifying familial imperfections.

 

  1. Anna and the Apocalypse

Image result for Anna and the ApocalypseLet us be honest here and agree that this is not exactly a holiday material. It’s about a bunch of high schoolers battling zombies. A more apt way would be to call it a Yuletide zombie romp packed with peppy beats. This critically acclaimed British indie feature holds a 78% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

 

  1. Jingle Bell Rocks!

Image result for Jingle Bell Rocks! huluTrolls are bashing “All I Want for Christmas Is You” left right and center and if you agree with them, then you also are probably exhausted with the recurring tunes of holidays. For those who cannot resonate with mainstream Christmas films, this documentary explores all alternate genre of Christmas music filled with weird and off the wall holiday songs. Mitchell Kezin, the maker has a one on one chat with musicians who make independent Christmas music and the people who love it.

 

  1. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Related imageCynically the concept of Santa Claus is quite creepy. A man who breaks into houses in the middle of the night leaving packages and munching snacks seems scary than angelic. Pardon the misanthropic spin on the happiest myth of Christmas but that’s what drives this film. A group of researchers blows up an ancient burial ground that brings the original Santa out of the shadows. And make no mistake, this Claus ain’t no “ho ho laughing, gift giving” old man! He is evil and turns a Finnish research facility into a battleground.

 

  1. A Dogwalker’s Christmas Tale

Image result for A Dogwalker’s Christmas TaleA spoiled rich kid ends up running out on her credit card limit and now has to take up a job and learn to be more responsible. The enticing part is the kind of job she chooses to inculcate sense of responsibility within. She takes up a dog walking job. Starring besides her is the Christmas movie legend Jonathan Bennet.

 

  1. Pooka!

Image result for Pooka!Hulu’s horror anthology Into the Dark gives us a film-long episode showcasing a junior struggling actor whose new job as a ragdoll Pooka totally messes up with his mind. The film also stars Dale Dickey of Winter’s None and Unbelievable.

 

  1. A Very Terry Christmas

Related imageAmongst all the movies we just talked about, none fits better into the mold of a Christmas film like A Very Terry Christmas. It is one of the most feel good Christmas features wherein the Brooklyn Nine Nine star sets the tone with phrases like “Ooh, don’t you just love a blue sky? A pretty, Christmas-y blue sky.” It is so good that if you might just get caught in the loop of watching it over and over.

 

  1. Midnighters

Image result for MidnightersA couple is drunk on New Year’s Eve and accidentally hit and kill a pedestrian. Dark huh? Well then don’t wait for morality to kick in. They do not turn themselves in. Instead, they take the cadaver home and wait until their blood alcohol levels normalize. Oh and this is when it gets creepy- Once they are sober they discover a piece of paper in the dead man’s pocket with their address on it. So much for a holiday movie.

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The New Mutants (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The New Mutants is the upcoming horror-superhero film from Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox. The movie will be the last of the X-men movies from 20th Century Fox, now that Disney has acquired the studio and its properties. However, it is said that the movie will not have any connections with the existing Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be a standalone movie about a group of young mutants who are held in a secret facility for experimentation.

Releasing Date: April 3, 2020

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7 Movies That Critics Hated And Fans Loved

by Kaylen Summers

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

Here are the 7 movies that critics hated and the fans loved:

Robocop (2014)

🎨Fantasy/Mystery ⌛1h 43m

In 2014, the iconic Robocop movie got a big-budget remake. However, this PG-13 version lacked the subtle critique of consumer culture and graphic violence that the original had. And that was enough to mess with the critics. The movie was harshly criticized by many including Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers, The Atlantic’s Christopher Orr, and The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw. Fans, on the other hand, didn’t care about the meaningless narrative they saw on screen. They were excited to see iconic character fighting bad guys all over again.

The Accountant (2016)

🎨Drama/Crime ⌛2h 8m

The Accountant will feel more like a curious mix of both The Bourne Identity and Rain Man. Well, that’s an interesting combo, right?! Well, the critics called it a “thrill-less thriller”. However, fans who were disappointed by the Batfleck felt relief to see the actor as a crime-ring accountant. Thus, the movie went on to gross a modest, but impressive $155 million worldwide. A sequel to the movie is also in the works.

Minions (2015)

🎨 Action/Adventure  ⌛1h 31m

You know how kids’ movies are. They are silly, filled with humor and a simple narrative easy for the little ones to understand. But when critics got sight of Minions, they instantly hated the movie. Why? Because critics are all adults and not kids. Though the  Despicable Me spin-off initially got only a 50% score on Rotten Tomatoes, it went on to earn a global box office haul of over $1 billion.

Step Brothers (2008)

🎨Comedy ⌛1h 46m

This absurdist R-rated comedy Step Brothers was written with the intention of having some weird fun and probably lose some studio money in the process. But, little did they know that it was going to turn out into a cult classic. The movie, written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay became their top grosser till then. Unfortunately, the critics didn’t feel the same and called the flick “mean” and “unclean”.

The Meg (2018)

🎨Thriller/Sci-fi ⌛1h 52m

There is no doubt that The Meg was nothing more than an ultra-budget B-movie with Jason Statham in the lead role. Critics and domestic audiences hated the movie for its hollow theme and crappy plot. However, things were a little different for the Chinese audience. The movie became a blockbuster in China, grossing over $500 million at the worldwide box office.

Bee Movie (2007)

🎨Adventure/Comedy ⌛1h 35m

When the news came out that Jerry Seinfeld will be writing and starring in a DreamWorks animated movie, adult fans had high hopes. Just like them, the critics were also expecting some edgy humor, layered plotting, and satirical wit. But, they got was a kids’ movie with some Seinfeldian wordplay. Though this made the critics mad, kids loved it.

Bad Boys II (2003)

🎨Crime/Thriller ⌛ 2h 27m

The ‘Bayhem’ era of action cinema was at its height when Bad Boys II got released. However, critics were not fans of these movies then (and definitely not now!). While they were busy trashing the movie for its lack of content and insanely logicless special effects, it got a great reception from fans. They knew the one golden rule for Bay movies: ‘forget the damn logic and enjoy the movie!’

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Snuggle up With These 6 Holiday Flicks on Amazon Prime

by Emily Keen

Your favorite holiday classics are not available on a single streaming service. We get it! It totally upsets you. But looking at the bright side, this might actually be the time to give up on a re-watch and discover some new gems. Amazon prime video has a rare collection of vintage festive movies included with Prime membership. And of course, you don’t have to waste time endlessly scrolling through suggestions.

We have the list ready for you.

  1. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

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You might be impacting more lives than you think you are. That is exactly what is this movie intends to convey. George Bailey is a businessman whose business sinks owing to an accidental mishap. The only thing that can protect his family is his life insurance and you can imagine what he must be thinking. Disappointed and distressed the man contemplates suicide. Enter Clarence. She, just like an angel helps him realize his life is worth more than he can imagine. The film has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is all in all a feel-good experience. And over the years has stood strong at that spot.

  1. A Christmas Carol (1954)

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Ebenezer Scrooge is a London based cranky loan shark who does not believe in Christmas. His late business partner Jacob Marley visits him over Christmas with the hope of changing his attitude towards the festival but fails miserably. Marley does not give up yet and sends ghosts to help Scrooge realize what he is missing on. The film is made utterly sublime in a way that uses the actors forming an important part of Scrooge’s life to playing the ghosts of Christmas past and present. This holiday Christmas story is based on Charles Dickens 1843 Novella of the same name.

 

  1. Babes in Toyland (1986)

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An 11-year-old Lisa Piper (Drew Barrymore) is not at all into toys. A sudden turn of events transports Lisa to a fantasy Toyland on Christmas eve. A wicked Barnaby Barnicle has trolls walking all around Toyland to capture the girl who he wants to marry- Mary (Jill Schoelen). But Mary is in love with his nephew, Jack (Keanu Reeves). The girl now faces the choice of saving the land of the very thing she despises- the toys. She and the two lovers turn to the Toymaster (Pat Morita) for help. The Toymaster agrees to help them but there is one condition. Lisa must believe in power if toys. Will she?

  1. A Norman Rockwell Christmas Story (1996)

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Its pain that connects us with people more than anything else. And this film takes the idea to a whole new level. An old gentleman, Samuel Cavanaugh, is not very content in his senile days thinking about his difficult past. A young Michael Grant is going through tough times as his father is missing in action amidst a war in Korea. Samuel and Michael bond in the most heartening ways over their visits to a frozen pond where they come to take a break from an otherwise heavy life.

 

  1. One Special Night (1999)

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The iconic pair of the 60s James Garner and Julie Andrews come together once again, this time to recreate love onscreen. Robert (Garner) often visits his wife at the hospice where Catherine (Andrews) works. On a snowy night, Robert is stuck without a cab and Catherine offers him a ride. It’s Hollywood. Ride through a storm obviously means getting stuck on the way and seeking refuge in a cabin. Cheesy? Not so much! Because this is the night that helps the two mature beings realize their feelings for one another.

 

  1. Home for the Holidays (1995)

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Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter) is out of her job and comes back home to celebrate thanksgiving. But her stay is not exactly all honky dory thanks to her overtly strange parents (Anne Bancroft and Charles Durning) and her devious brother Tommy (Robert Downey Jr.). A holiday comedy by Jodie Foster to lighten up your mood with some of the most unconventional characters.

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A Quiet Place Part II (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Sequel to the 2018 movie, A Quiet Place Part II follows The Abbott family back in their journey for survival. As they are forced to venture into the unknown, they must now face the horrors of the outside world. They soon discover that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats they need to worry about.

Releasing Date:  18 March 2020

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‘Cats’ Review: Not The ‘Pur-fect’ Musical You Were Expecting

by Kaylen Summers

There is no doubt that Cats was one of the most highly publicized movies of this holiday season. However, all came crumbling down when the movie finally got released on December 20. Opening to a poor performance both critically and commercially, the movie only made a little over $38 million worldwide. This is nothing compared to its huge production budget of $90 million and another estimated $115 million spent on prints and advertising.

According to a popular online entertainment-news website, even if the movie is able to hit $100 million worldwide ($40 million domestically and $60 million internationally), there will still be a loss of about $71 million. Let’s not forget that the star-studded movie also ended up giving many of its actors a career lowest performance yet.

Directed by Tom Hooper, the movie is produced by Working Title Films and Amblin Entertainment. Both these studios are backed by Universal Studios. Hopper is known for his Emmy nominating works for Prime Suspect and John Adams. He also won an outstanding directing Emmy for Elizabeth I.

 Cats was getting a lot of thrashing even before its release. Most members of the audience felt that the early trailer of the movie was weirdly disturbing. The actors’ costumes and make-up effects are enhanced by CGI and people were not liking it. Though the makers of the movie took efforts to correct the CGI before release, it now seems like it was all in vain. The movie is at a critics score of 18% and a 54% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. It also received a C+ on Cinemascope.

The narrative of the movie is quite simple and adapted from Andrew Lloyd Weber’s incredibly popular musical of the same name. The musical, however, was inspired by T.S Elliot’s poetry collection Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. Unfortunately, the real problem in bringing such a musical fantasy to the screen is that it requires an enormous amount of willing suspension of disbelief. This live-action movie about singing cats fails to conjure that. The CGI actors’ are enhanced to look like cats and are also cat-sized. They sing and dance under the huge set of towering trash cans, tables, etc. That is really too much for the general audiences to handle.

Another major flaw is how the movie lacked better transitions between the musical numbers. This is evident in the disrupted narrative flow of the movie.

With that being said, if you are a fan of music and dance, you should definitely give this one a try. But, for the makers-this is one gigantic box office bomb that Universal will not be forgetting for a long time.

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7 Movies of 2019 That You Forgot To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

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

Here are 7 awesome movies from 2019 that you forgot to watch:

Honey Boy

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

The Call Of The Wild

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

Just Mercy

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

21 Bridges

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

Klaus

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

Richard Jewell

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

Fractured

Fractured (2019) tells the story about a family who is on a road trip when the daughter gets hurt in an accident and rushed to the nearest emergency room. However, things turn spooky as the daughter and the wife goes missing and the hospital shows no record of them ever being there.

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Fantasy Island (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Mr. Roarke is the owner of a luxurious, remote tropical resort. Its purpose is to makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true. However,  when their fantasies turned into nightmares, the guests are now supposed to solve the island’s mystery to save their lives.

Releasing Date: 6 February 2020

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10 Best Movies to Start the New Year Off Right

by Kaylen Summers

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

Forrest Gump (1994)

⌛2h 22min 🍅72%

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

October Sky (1999)

⌛1h 48min 🍅91%

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

The Squid and the Whale (2005)

⌛1h 28min 🍅93%

Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents’ divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

Morning Glory (2010)

⌛1h 47min 🍅55%

This one is about a young and devoted morning television producer who is desperate to keep the failing show on air. She recruits a former news journalist and anchor. But it seems like they disapprove co-hosting the show due to its lack of real news stories.

The Age of Adaline (2015)

⌛1h 52min 🍅56%

We all worry that time is moving too fast. But, this movie will make you think otherwise. After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.

The Terminal (2004)

⌛2h 08min 🍅61%

Tom Hanks is all about uplifting us through his positive movies. This time he is stuck at the airport. Viktor Navorski lost his country for some political reasons. But, the problem is he was on the plane when this whole thing happened. Now, he’s stranded at Kennedy Airport with a passport that nobody recognizes.

Good Will Hunting (1997)

⌛2h 07min 🍅97%

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

The Thin Red Line (1998)

⌛2h 51min 🍅80%

Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line about an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie. They change, suffer, and ultimately make quintessential discoveries about themselves during the devastating Battle of Guadalcanal. It reflects their journey through the grisly and exhausting battles and finally saying goodbyes to those who survived.

Selma (2014)

⌛2h 08min 🍅99%

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

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

⌛1h 43min 🍅100%

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

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8 Best Women-Centric Coming Out This 2020

by Kaylen Summers

Women’s representation in cinema has been a hot topic in Hollywood last year. With many movie makers adding their expressions to the movement and many top-notch studios trying to capitalize on the trends,  we got many women-centric movies released last year.

With a new year awaiting us and a whole array of movies set to hit the screens soon, it is quite normal to wonder about the major women-centric movies slated to release in 2020. We have used our resources and gathered 8 of the best from this category. Take a look at these flicks and mark your calendars, because these movies are worth the wait.

Like A Boss

Like A Boss revolves around two friends who try to build a successful beauty company from the ground up. However, their friendship is tested with a buyout offer, putting them at war both professionally and personally. Directed by Miguel Arteta and written by Sam Pitman & Adam Cole-Kelly, the movie has Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, and Salma Hayek in the lead roles.

Releasing Date: January 10, 2020

The Rhythm Section

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

Antlers

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

Birds of Prey

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

Releasing Date: February 7, 2020

Wonder Woman 1984

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

Releasing Date: 5 June 2020 

Promising Young Woman

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

Releasing Date: 17 April 2020

Disney’s Mulan

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

Releasing Date: 27 March 2020

Black Widow

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

Releasing Date: May 1, 2020

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Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always is the portrayal of the intimate relationship shared by two teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania. One of them is dealing with an unintended pregnancy. Without any local support, the girl and her cousin Skylar embarks on a journey across state lines to New York City.

Releasing Date: 13 March 2020

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Buffaloed (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Buffaloed is a movie about a girl who is obsessed with making money. Set in the underworld of debt-collecting, her mission in life is to earn enough money to get out of her blue-collar existence. Directed by Tanya Wexler, the movie is penned by Brian Sacca.

Releasing Date: 14 February 2020

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Saint Maud (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Saint Maud is the British psychological horror film that marks the debut of writer and director Rose Glass. The movie has Morfydd Clark and Jennifer Ehle in the lead roles. Initially, it was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on 8 September 2019.

Releasing Date:  27 March 2020

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Ana (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Ana is a movie that revolves around a young girl named Ana and a broken car salesman Rafa They meet each other by chance and initially dislikes each other. However, when things go against them, the two decides to stick together and embark on a road trip to try and save him from bankruptcy, or worse.

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7 Best Upcoming Hollywood Movies In The Year 2020

by Kaylen Summers

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

Here are 7 upcoming Hollywood blockbusters that you don’t want to miss out.

Promising Young Woman17 April 2020

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

Free GuyJuly 3, 2020

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

The Photograph 14 February 2020

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

The Last Full Measure

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

Wonder Woman 1984- 5 June 2020 

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

The Way Back- 6 March 2020

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

The Invisible Man- 28 February 2020

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

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A Quite Place Part II (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Sequel to hit ‘A Quiet Place’, the movie follows the Abbott family as they face more terrors in their fight for survival in silence. As they are forced to venture outside the sand path, they discover that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that they need to worry about.

Releasing Date: 18 March 2020

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The Turning (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 24 January 2020

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The Rhythm Section (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: January 31, 2020

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6 Comedies To Kick-start The New Decade

by Kaylen Summers

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

Check out this list of comedies that are perfect to kick-start the new decade.

Mr. Mom (1932)

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

The Master of Disguise (2002)

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

The Sweetest Thing (2002)

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

Frank (2014)

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

Beetlejuice

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

The Blues Brothers

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

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8 Movies That Can Make 2020 An Awesome Year

by Kaylen Summers

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

Here are 8 upcoming blockbusters that are going to make 2020 a truly awesome year for cinema lovers.

Wonder Woman 1984

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

Releasing Date: 5 June 2020 

Top Gun: Maverick

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

Releasing Date: June 26, 2020

Onward (2020)

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

Releasing Date: 4 March 2020

Tenet (2020)

Tenet is the upcoming action thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan.  The movie is produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas and has  John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Dimple Kapadia, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh in the leading roles.

Releasing Date: 17 July 2020

Sonic The Hedgehog

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

Releasing Date: 13 February 2020

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

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

Releasing Date: 13 February 2020

Free Guy

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

Releasing Date: July 3, 2020

Black Widow

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

Releasing Date: May 1, 2020

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Come To Daddy (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Come To Daddy tells the story of a man in his thirties who travels to a remote cabin. His intentions are to reconnect with his estranged father who lives there. The horror/drama movie is directed by Ant Timpson and written by Toby Harvard.

Releasing Date: 25 April 2020

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9 Best War Movies That Will Blow Your Mind

by Kaylen Summers

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

Here are 9 best war movies that will blow your mind.

The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)

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

Lord of War (2005)

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

Defiance (2008)

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

Ride with the Devil (1999)

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

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

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

The Kingdom (2007)

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

Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

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

’71 (2014)

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

Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Beasts of No Nation tells the remarkable tale of a child who is fighting in the civil war of a fictional West African country. The movie takes us through the journey of Agu who is forced to join a group of soldiers. The little boy’s childhood is brutally shattered by the war and all he is left with is the fear and distress.

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8 Best Melodramas That Will Melt Your Heart

by Kaylen Summers

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

Here are 8 of such films that we think that all movie lovers should watch:

Her (2013)

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

Notting Hill (1999)

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

Before Sunrise (1995)

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

La La Land (2016)

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

A Walk to Remember (2002)

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

Titanic (1997)

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

The Holiday (2006)

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

Closer (2004)

This one is witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story. There are chance-meetings, love-at-first-sight, and unplanned betrayals. The movie is about two couples whose relationships are torn apart when they discovers a destructive adulterous affair with each other.

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8 Spoof Movies That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

by Kaylen Summers

Epic Movie (2007)

1h 26min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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

Scary Movie (2000)

1h 28min | Comedy

Following on the heels of popular teen-scream horror movies, with uproarious comedy and biting satire. Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth and Carmen Electra pitch in to skewer some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, including Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Matrix, American Pie and The Blair Witch Project.

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

1h 29min | Comedy

On a bet, a gridiron hero at John Hughes High School sets out to turn a bespectacled plain Jane into a beautiful and popular prom queen in this outrageous send-up of the teen movie genre.

Meet the Spartans (2008)

1h 24min | Comedy

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

Hot Shots! (1991)

1h 25min | Comedy, Crime

Recruited to join a top-secret mission for the Air Force, a renegade pilot finds himself coping with an incompetent admiral and a carefully selected squadron of flyers who are either inept or half-blind.

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

1h 25min | Comedy, Crime

When the incompetent Officer Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.

The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

1h 23min | Comedy

A series of loosely connected skits that spoof news programs, commercials, porno films, kung-fu films, disaster films, blaxploitation films, spy films, mafia films, and the fear that somebody is watching you on the other side of the TV.

Johnny English (2003)

1h 28min | Adventure, Action, Comedy

A lowly pencil pusher working for MI7, Johnny English is suddenly promoted to super spy after Agent One is assassinated and every other agent is blown up at his funeral. When a billionaire entrepreneur sponsors the exhibition of the Crown Jewels—and the valuable gems disappear on the opening night and on English’s watch—the newly-designated agent must jump into action to find the thief and recover the missing gems.

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7 Classic Zombie Movies That Still Gives The Chills

by Kaylen Summers

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

1h 31min | Comedy, Horror

When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!

City of the Living Dead (1980)

1h 33min | Horror

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

The Beyond (1981)

1h 28min | Horror

The New Yorker Liza Merril inherits an old hotel in Louisiana, and invests her savings to reopen the place. She doesn’t realize that the hotel houses the body of a dead painter murdered decades earlier, nor that it’s about to become a gateway to hell.

Night of the Comet (1984)

1h 35min | Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction

Two girls from the Valley wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save the earth from a villainous “think tank,” karate chop their way through flesh-eating zombies, and, of course, find time to go to the mall.

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

1h 36min | Horror

A group of people tries to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse.

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

2h 7min | Horror

During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Rabid (1977)

1h 31min | Horror, Science Fiction

After undergoing radical surgery for injuries from a motorcycle accident, a young woman develops a strange phallic growth on her body and a thirst for human blood—the only nourishment that will now sustain her.

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7 Classic Horror Movies That Can Still Spook You

by Kaylen Summers

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

1h 19min | Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction

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

The Invisible Man (1933)

1h 11min | Horror, Science Fiction

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

The Mummy (1932)

1h 13min | Horror

An ancient Egyptian priest named Imhotep is revived when an archaeological expedition finds his mummy and one of the archaeologists accidentally reads an ancient life-giving spell. Imhotep escapes from the field site and searches for the reincarnation of the soul of his lover.

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

1h 41min | Drama, Horror

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

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)

1h 38min | Horror, Science Fiction

Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men – a good and an evil side. He believes that by separating the two, man can become liberated. He succeeds in his experiments with chemicals to accomplish this and transforms into Hyde to commit horrendous crimes. When he discontinues use of the drug, it is already too late.

The Fly (1958)

1h 34min | Drama, Horror, Science Fiction

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

Village of the Damned (1960)

1h 17min | Horror, Science Fiction

In a small English village, everyone suddenly falls unconscious. When they awake every woman of childbearing age is pregnant. The resulting children have the same strange blond hair, eyes and a strong connection to each other.

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7 Mind-Blowing Post-Apocalyptic Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

The Colony (2013)

1h 35min | Action, Science Fiction, Horror

Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.

Pacific Rim (2013)

2h 11min | Action, Science Fiction, Adventure

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

Zombieland (2009)

1h 28min | Comedy, Horror

Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn’t have fears. If he did, he’d kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they’re about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.

Train to Busan (2016)

1h 58min | Action, Horror, Thriller

Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival.

Bird Box (2018)

2h 4min | Thriller, Drama

Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

Oblivion (2013)

2h 4min | Action, Science Fiction, Adventure, Mystery

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

The 5th Wave (2016)

1h 52min | Adventure, Science Fiction

16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.

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8 Must Watch Vintage Space Movies That Are Still Brilliant

by Kaylen Summers

Explorers (1985)

1h 49min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction

The visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from director Joe Dante, who combines keen humor, warmth and fantasy with unexpected twists. In their makeshift laboratory, the boys use an amazing discovery and their ingenuity to build their own spaceship and launch themselves on a fantastic interplanetary journey.

Forbidden Planet (1956)

1h 38min | Science Fiction

Captain Adams and the crew of the Starship C57D travel to planet Altair 4 in search for the spaceship Bellerophon that has been missing for 20 years. To their surprise, they are being expected.

Dark Star (1974)

1h 23min | Comedy, Science Fiction

A low-budget, sci-fi satire that focuses on a group of scientists whose mission is to destroy unstable planets. 20 years into their mission, they have battle their alien mascot, that resembles a beach ball, as well as a “sensitive” and intelligent bombing device that starts to question the meaning of its existence.

Outland (1981)

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

Barbarella (1968)

1h 38min | Science Fiction, Adventure, Comedy

In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

1h 55min | Science Fiction, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

2h 15min | Science Fiction, Drama

After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

1h 28min | Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction

Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

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8 Vintage Monster Movies That Are Still Terrifying To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

The Wolf Man (1941)

After his brother’s death, Larry Talbot returns home to his father and the family estate. Events soon take a turn for the worse when Larry is bitten by a werewolf.

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

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

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

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

Frankenstein (1931)

Dr Henry Frankenstein is obsessed with assembling a living being from parts of several exhumed corpses.

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

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

Freaks (1932)

A circus’ beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

The Invisible Man (1933)

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

The Mummy (1932)

An ancient Egyptian priest named Imhotep is revived when an archaeological expedition finds his mummy and one of the archaeologists accidentally reads an ancient life-giving spell. Imhotep escapes from the field site and searches for the reincarnation of the soul of his lover.

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7 Movies You Should Watch If Your Like ‘The Matrix’

by Kaylen Summers

Source Code (2011)

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

Oblivion (2013)

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

Transcendence (2014)

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

Paycheck (2003)

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

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

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

Frequency (2000)

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

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

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8 Movies You Should Watch If You Love ‘Inception’

by Kaylen Summers

Triangle (2009)

When Jess sets sail on a yacht with a group of friends, she cannot shake the feeling that there is something wrong. Her suspicions are realized when the yacht hits a storm and the group is forced to board a passing ocean liner to get to safety, a ship Jess is convinced she’s been on before.

Predestination (2014)

Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time and prevent a devastating attack in which thousands of lives will be lost.

Memento (2000)

Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty of locating his wife’s killer, however, is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of short-term memory loss. Although he can recall details of life before his accident, Leonard cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he’s going, or why.

Vanilla Sky (2001)

David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That’s just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between illusion and reality, between life and death, are blurred.

The Prestige (2006)

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy — full of obsession, deceit, and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

Coherence (2013)

On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events.

Trance (2013)

A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting that somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.

Shutter Island (2010)

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

 

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7 Psychological Thrillers That Will Surely Spook You

by Kaylen Summers

Identity (2003)

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

The Machinist (2004)

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

Shutter Island (2010)

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

Split (2017)

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

Insomnia (2002)

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn’t set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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

1408 (2007)

A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Ghostbusters : Afterlife is the original sequel to the old Ghostbusters franchise. The movie revolves around a single mother and her two children who move to a new town. There she discovers that they have a connection with the  secret legacy of original Ghostbusters.

Releasing Date: 10 July 2020

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The Grudge (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 2 January 2020

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7 Best Superhero Movies Of The Decade

by Kaylen Summers

There is no doubt that the decade saw the progressive evolution of superhero movies as a genre. With more great actors putting on the superhero persona and more brilliant directors working on these movies, there is no time to watch these marvels (no pun intended!) than now.

From a decade filled with so many awesome superheroes, we have picked up 7 movies that are sure to entertain you and make you crave for more.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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

Deadpool (2016)

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

Iron Man 2 (2010)

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

The Avengers (2012)

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

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

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

Aquaman (2018)

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

Black Panther (2018)

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

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Respect (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

RESPECT the upcoming movie based on the remarkable true story of the music icon Aretha Franklin. The movie tells her rise from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to a career of international superstardom. Jennifer Hudson will be playing the role of  Aretha Franklin on screen.

Releasing Date: October 9, 2020

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Escape from Pretoria (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Escape from Pretoria is an upcoming thriller film. It is based on the real-life incidents where three young political prisoners try to escape from a jail in South Africa in 1979. The movie has Daniel Radcliffe and Daniel Webber in the lead roles and is directed by Francis Annan.

Releasing Date: 6 March 2020

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

by Kaylen Summers

New Year’s Eve is special for everyone. And To add greatness to the occasions we have gathered 11 movie quotes that you can share with your near and dear. For this list, we have included quotes that are heart-warming, inspiring and overall joyful.

Take a look at these movie quotes and see if you can remember which movie they are from.

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

— Lord of the Rings

 

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

— Charlie Brown

 

“Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one … Jonah, wake up. The ball’s dropping.”

— Sleepless in Seattle

 

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

— The Lion King

 

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

— When Harry Met Sally

 

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

 New Year’s Eve

 

“I’m sure we’ll all live to regret this.”

— A Long Way Down

 

“There are no other guests, we don’t want to share this night with other people.”

— Sunset Boulevard

 

“You don’t roll the dice on New Year’s.”

 A Lot Like Love

 

“I solemnly swear I am up to no good.”

— Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

 

“A little party never killed nobody.”

The Great Gatsby

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7 Netflix Original Movies To Start The New Year

by Kaylen Summers

Mudbound

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

Happy as Lazzaro

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

Between Two Ferns: The Movie

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

The Laundromat

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

Dolemite Is My Name

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

The Two Popes

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

The Meyerowitz Stories

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

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8 Brilliant Movies To Start A Wonderful New Year

by Kaylen Summers

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

Here is the list of 8 brilliant movies to start a wonderful new year.

Chasing Ice (2012)

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

West Side Story (1961)

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

Pretty in Pink (1988)

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

Lost in Translation (2003)

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

The Age of Adaline (2015)

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

Okja (2017)

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

Forrest Gump (1994)

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

Love & Other Drugs (2010)

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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Like A Boss (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Like A Boss revolves around two friends who try to build a successful beauty company from the ground up. However, their friendship is tested with a buyout offer, putting them at war both professionally and personally. Directed by Miguel Arteta and written by Sam Pitman & Adam Cole-Kelly, the movie has Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, and Salma Hayek in the lead roles.

Releasing Date: January 10, 2020

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The Photograph (2020)- Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 14 February 2020

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I still Believe (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

‘I Still Believe’ is based on the true story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp. The singer’s first wife, Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp was diagnosed with ovarian cancer just before they married. The movie takes us through his journey of love and loss.  It is directed by the Erwin Brothers and is produced by Kingdom Studios.

Releasing Date: March 13, 2020

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Sonic The Hedgehog (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 13 February 2020

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7 Awesome Suspense Thrillers of 2019

by Kaylen Summers

Low Tide

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

The Fanatic

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

47 Meters Down: Uncaged

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

The Lighthouse

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

Angel Has Fallen

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

21 Bridges

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

Gemini Man

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

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6 Best Comedy Movies Of 2019 That Are Too Hilarious

by Kaylen Summers

The Day Shall Come

The Day Shall Come is a movie that ridicules real-life FBI sting operations. Moses (Marchant Davis) is a bankrupt leader of a small religious commune in Miami. Kendra Glack (Anna Kendrick) is an FBI Agent who wants to look good in front of her boss. For this, she anonymously offers cash to Moses to save his family from eviction. Her original plan, however, is to turn him into a criminal by fuelling his odd revolutionary dreams.

Like A Boss

Like A Boss revolves around two friends who try to build a successful beauty company from the ground up. However, their friendship is tested with a buyout offer, putting them at war both professionally and personally. Directed by Miguel Arteta and written by Sam Pitman & Adam Cole-Kelly, the movie has Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, and Salma Hayek in the lead roles.

Jumanji: The Next Level

JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL tells the story of four students playing a magical video game. They are drawn to the jungle world of Jumanji, where they are trapped as their avatars. To return to the real world, they must finish the game.

Spies In Disguise

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

Dolemite Is My Name

Dolemite Is My Name is a biographical comedy film about comedian, musician, singer, actor, and producer Rudy Ray Moore. The movie is set to tell the story of how Moore crafted the Dolemite persona when he entered the world of comedy. Eddie Murphy will be portraying the legend onscreen.

Last Christmas

Last Christmas is a romantic comedy about Kate, a young woman who has always been unlucky. She takes a job as a department store elf during the holidays. Just when all things were going so miserable for her, she meets Tom and it turns her life around.

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7 Must-Watch Movies Of 2019 That You Need To See

by Kaylen Summers

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

Here is our list for the 7 must-watch movies of 2019.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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

The Irishman

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

Terminator: Dark Fate

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

Knives Out (2019)

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

Frozen 2 (2019)

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

Uncut Gems (2019)

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

Ford V Ferrari (2019)

Ford V Ferrari (2019) is about American automotive designer Carroll Shelby and fearless British race car driver Ken Miles. Together there are on a battle with corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own egos to build Ford a motor vehicle that can beat Ferrari on the track.

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6 Good Action Movies From 2019 That You Forgot To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

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

Here is the list of good action movies from 2019 that you forgot to watch.

Angel Has Fallen

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

Zombieland: Double Tap

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

Gemini Man

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

The Kitchen

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

Charile’s Angels (2019)

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

6 Underground (2019)

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

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6 Awesome Bruce-Lee Movies Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

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

Here is a list of his 6 awesome movies of all-time.

The Way of the Dragon (1972)

1h 40min | Action, Crime

Tang Lung came to Rome to help his cousins with their restaurant business. He soon realizes that a big syndicate is pressuring them to sell their property and they will stop at nothing. With Tang getting involved in the issue, they are want to defeat him too. For this, they hire the best Japanese and European martial artists to fight Tang.

The Big Boss (1971)

1h 40min | Action

Chen moves with his cousins to work at an ice factory. He has promised his family that he would never get involved in any fight. However, as his family members started disappearing, he is forced to break the vow in order to solve the mystery and take on the villains.

Game of Death (1978)

1h 34min | Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime

When a martial arts movie star realizes that some people are out to kill him, he fakes his own death. Now, he must find who is after him without letting anyone know that he is still alive.

Game of Death II (1981)

Here is a martial art movie with an awesome crime-revenge plot. Bruce Lee’s brother is out to find the people who murdered his friend. Unfortunately, he also ends up dead. Now, it is up to  Bruce Lee to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Enter the Dragon (1973)

1h 42min | Action

This one is perhaps one of the most famous works from Bruce Lee.  The plot is about a martial artist who agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord. As a cover, he will be participating in a martial arts tournament held there.

Fist of Fury (1972)

1h 48m | Drama, Thriller 

Chen Zhen moved to Thailand from China in hopes to start a new life without violence. He made a promise to his mother to stay out of trouble and even wears a necklace to remind him of it. But, when he finds out the factory he works for is actually part of a drug ring,  decides to take the action into his own hands and confront his corrupt boss.

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To All The Boys 2: P.S I Still Love You (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You is the upcoming Netflix sequel to the comedy, romance To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018). The movie is directed by Michael Fimognari and stars Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Emilija Baranac, Trezzo Mahoro, Anna Cathcart, Madeleine Arthur, Kelcey Mawema, Jordan Fisher, Ross Butler, Holland Taylor, Sarayu Blue, and John Corbett.

Releasing Date: February 12, 2020

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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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Downhill (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, Downhill is an American black comedy film inspired by Ruben Östlund’s movie Force Majeure. It was during a ski vacation that a couple barely escaped an avalanche. However, after the incident, the two starts to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other.

Releasing Date: 14 February 2020

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The Woman In The Window (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Dr. Anna Fox is suffering from Agoraphobia. One day, she witnesses something she shouldn’t while keeping tabs on the Russell family who lives across the way. The family seemed like a picture-perfect clan. But now, Anna is realizing that there is something more to them than she knew.

Releasing Date: May 15, 2020

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8 Best Family Friendly Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

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

Here is our list of 8 best family-friendly movies on Netflix.

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

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

The Theory of Everything (2014)

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

Collateral Beauty (2016)

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

Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019)

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

The Jungle Book (2016)

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

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

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

 The Little Prince (2016)

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

Black Panther (2019)

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

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8 Cool Spy Movies You Need to Watch At Least Once

by Kaylen Summers

Scorching dramas, pensive political fables, twisted romances, or classic shaken-not-stirred sex appeal. Hollywood spy movies have the right formula to satisfy all audiences. Though we are only familiar with Hunt, Bourne, and Bond, there are many spy thrillers that are worth watching.

We have made a list of such movies that you need to watch at least once. Get your popcorn and start binge-watching them.

Lust, Caution (2007)

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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The Gentlemen (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The Gentlemen (2020) is an upcoming movie directed by Guy Ritchie. The movie talks about a British drug lord named Mickey Pearson who has created a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. He is looking to sell off his drug empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires.

Releasing Date: 24 January 2020

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Tenet (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Tenet is the upcoming action thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan.  The movie is produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas and has  John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Dimple Kapadia, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh in the leading roles.

Releasing Date: 17 July 2020

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10 Awesome Movies To Watch When You’re Bored

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

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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7 Best Disney-Owned Movies Coming Out In 2020

by Kaylen Summers

Disney is finishing 2019 strong with Frozen II surpassing $1 billion at the global box office and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ready to rock the theatres this week. But, the Mouse House not planning on settling down with all this. They already have a huge line-up set for 2020 and with the number for the new studios that they have acquired over the years, the numbers keep getting bigger and bigger.

Looking out for the best ones from this long list seems like a good idea. So, we have broken down Disney’s 2020 slate and picked some awesome ones that you don’t want to miss. This list includes movies from Disney and other studios owned by Disney, including the newly acquired Fox Studios.

Disney’s Jungle Cruise -24 July

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

Pixar’s Soul18 June

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

Free Guy – 3 July

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

Disney’s Mulan27 March

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

Onward -4 March

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

Black Widow -1 May

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

The King’s Man – 14 February

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

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Disney’s Mulan (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 27 March 2020

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‘The Aeronauts’ Review

by Kaylen Summers

Set in the 1860s, The Aeronauts is an original movie from Amazon Prime, that aims for high-flying adventure. But, its dull and predictable narrative keeps on pulling it down.

Directed by Tom Hooper, the movie is scripted by Jack Thorne. Hooper is an Academy Award winner known for films like John Adams, The Danish Girl and The King’s Speech. Thorne, who is a well-known playwright, made his movie debut by penning the critically acclaimed The Scouting Book for Boys.

Mostly a fantasy tale, The Aeronauts is an account about the Victorian meteorologist James Glaisher and his record-breaking balloon ascent. However, there are many changes from the original story and the major one is how Glaisher’s actual partner is replaced with a fictional female character. There is now nothing wrong with this gender swap. But, the problem is how they executed it. With the newly added B-plot overshadowing, the already exciting story of Glaisher appears less relevant.

The Aeronauts has a top tier cast and good visual effects. Yet the makers have failed to make the characters interesting. This critically affects the movie, as the plot has nothing more to offer than just a balloon hurtling into the unknown. If the characters we more engaging, then the movie would have become much more entertaining.

Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne had a remarkable performance together in The Theory of Everything. But, the same pair fails drastically onscreen this time with characters that lack substance. The audience, as a result, will find it hard to root for such boring protagonists.

Even with decent production value, The Aeronauts is neither entertaining nor engaging.

Here is the trailer for the movie:

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Onward (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 4 March 2020

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Promising Young Woman (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 17 April 2020

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7 Cheesy Movies Perfect For The Holiday Season

by Kaylen Summers

Celebrating Christmas won’t be complete without putting on matching Christmas pajamas, kicking back with your nearest and dearest, and streaming some awesome holiday classics. From classic black-and-white movies like It’s a Wonderful Life to recent hilarious rom-coms like Holiday Engagement and 12 Dates of Christmas, keep in mind that there is a whole lot to choose from, however.

Since you are busy getting ready for the holiday celebrations, we have gathered some of the heart-warming classic movies that never fail to deliver. Here’s our list. You can add more movies to the list by commenting on the section below.

Just Friends (2005)

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

The Holiday (2006)

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

Merry Kissmas (2015)

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

Love Actually (2003)

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

The Holiday Calendar (2018)

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

White Christmas (1954)

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

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

Sandra Bullock saves a man from an L train on Christmas Day. As he is admitted to the hospital, the nurse mistakes her as his fiancee. Eventually, she becomes close to his family and ends up falling for the man’s brother. Well, that’s enough problems in one movie.

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Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 5 June 2020 

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6 Most Iconic Bond Lines Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Whenever the name James Bond is mentioned, the first things that come into our minds are the guns, gadgets and espionage thrills. But there is more to bond than just that. The international man of mystery is known for his wit, playfulness and sexual innuendos. These have given rise to some of the most iconic Bond lines ever.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the 10 most iconic Bond lines of all time. If you haven’t seen these movies, do check out them too, as they are sure to entertain you.

“I Think He Got The Point”

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

“I Always Enjoyed Studying A New Tongue”

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

“Keeping The British End Up, Sir”

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

“I Thought Christmas Only Comes Once A Year”

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

“A Martini. Shaken, Not Stirred”

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

“Shocking. Positively Shocking.”

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

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No Time To Die (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The latest installment in the Bond movies- No Time To Die will see Daniel Craig’s return as the super-spy. Picking up five years after the capture of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, retired Bond is thrown back into the action when a scientist is abducted by Safin, a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Releasing Date: April 8, 2020

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8 Awesome PG13 Movies On Netflix Now

by Kaylen Summers

What exactly is a PG13 rating? According to the guidelines of the Motion Pictures Association of America, PG13 movies are those containing potential material not suitable for children under the age of 13. With that being said, about 60% of the films releasing each year are rated under this category. That itself constitutes a wide bracket of movies to choose from and Netflix has some of the best ones from this huge list.

We have lessened your efforts even further by listing the must-watch PG13 movies available on the streaming platform. So, take your bowl of popcorn and start streaming right away.

Seven Pounds (2008)

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

Black Panther (2019)

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

The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

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

The Theory of Everything (2014)

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

Collateral Beauty (2016)

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

Murder Mystery (2019)

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

Okja (2017)

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

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

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

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6 Visually Stunning Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

When it comes to cinema, good visuals play a key role in transcending the narrative further. Movies that can dazzle and entertain are the ones that audiences remember the most. However, not all movies possess this quality. So, we decided to find movies with gorgeous imagery that can transport us somewhere magical.

Here are some movies that are true feasts for your eyes. These awesome visual treats are in this list because they have bursting shots of color, jaw-droppingly beauty, a different perspective of the world or all. Start streaming them one by one and you too will understand.

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

⌛1h 48m 🍅72%

The visuals composed by Director Brad Silberling and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubeszki in this movie understand the playful creepiness of the Lemony Snicket books. Lubeszki is known for making stunning visuals in movies like Gravity and Tree of Life. a trio of orphans consistently evades the murderous intentions of their mad uncle (played with full force by Jim Carrey). It’s just a shame we only got one entry.

Chasing Ice (2012)

⌛1h 14m 🍅76%

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

Amelie (2001)

⌛2h 2m 🍅79%

Amélie is an adorable yet painfully shy girl. She devoted to helping others- often spending her entire day as a matchmaker, guardian angel, or all-around do-gooder. However, when she accidentally met with a handsome stranger, she realized that she was falling in love with him. But, she didn’t have the courage to face the music and become the star of her own love story.

Baraka (1992)

⌛1h 36m 🍅83%

Baraka is literally a hypnotic watch. This documentary is paralyzingly stunning and has a global vision. With beautifully shot visuals and perfectly composed music, this work of art captures the essence of life and the relationship between man and nature.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

⌛2h 41m 🍅76%

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

Skyfall (2012)

⌛2h 23m 🍅71%

This outing of the handsome MI6 spy is the highest-grossing from the entire franchise. It is not just the numbers that make this movie unique. It is arguably one of the very best Bond movies and obviously the most beautiful one. The movie’s brilliant visual language can be seen right from the first shots where 007 emerges from distant blurry shadow into gun-toting clarity. Cinematographer Roger Deakins’ shots are worth enough to be hung on a wall.

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8 Inspiring Movies That Every Woman Should Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Hollywood is known for pleasing their audiences. But, while they do so, they often marginalize many others as well. Take women audiences, for example. Many still believe that they only love light-hearted subjects like romantic comedies. But women, like all humans, are multifaceted and unpredictable. This should be reflected in the movies about them as well.

Luckily, there are many visionary filmmakers who share the same notion. We have selected some of these works that every woman should watch at least once. These movies are empowering, joyful, strong and unforgettable.

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

🎨Drama, Comedy ⌛ 1h 41m 🍅91%

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

Fargo (1996)

🎨Drama, Crime ⌛ 1h 38m 🍅93%

This Coen brothers neo-noir comedy-thriller has a pregnant detective as the main character. She is investigating the case of two homicidal maniacs. For those who think that movies about punching macho men and exploding cars have high stakes, then you should definitely watch Fargo. Here is a woman who is at her most vulnerable, yet strongest time.

Thelma and Louise (1991)

🎨Drama, Mystery ⌛ 2h 10m 🍅84%

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

 The Blind Side (2009)

🎨Drama, Sports ⌛ 2h 9m 🍅66%

This inspiring tale is about the NFL player, Michael Oher. He was a traumatized kid. But, with the love and kindness of a woman, he overcame his worst times and changed his life for the better. He went on to become a prized player for the Baltimore Raven and the Tennessee Titans.

The Color Purple (1985)

🎨 Period Drama ⌛ 2h 34m 🍅80%

Here is another movie that shows how a woman can be of great support to another woman. Being a black woman back in the days means you have to face double discrimination- one based on gender and the other on race. Poor, abused Celie Harris had to face the same. However, her only solace was the friendship she had with two other women Shug and Sofia.

 Erin Brockovich (2000)

🎨 Period Drama ⌛ 2h 34m 🍅80%

Most people know Erin Brockovich as the woman who fought against the energy corporation Pacific Gas and Electric Company and saved many lives from chromium poisoning. But for us, she is a living symbol of persistence. This movie showcases her fight against the corporate giants.

Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)

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Perhaps the most wonderful thing about this movie is that it doesn’t make a great deal of two women falling in love with each other. The movie tells the wrenching love story between a french teen and an older art student.

Pitch Perfect (2012)

🎨 Romance, Music ⌛ 1h 52m 🍅80%

The movie does have some stereotypes when it portrays the good girls, the mean girls, and the weird girls. But, we can ignore that for a while, as this movie is really entertaining and empowering to watch.  The plot is about a group of misfits coming together to compete at the national a cappella competition.

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Just Mercy (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: December 25, 2019

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6 Best Non-Animated Kids Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Finding the right movies to watch with your little ones can be a tiresome job. Especially, if your little ones don’t have the patience to wait till you find time a good, child-friendly flick.

It’s time to sit back and have a relaxing movie night with your kids. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. After going through all the best kids movies available on Netflix, We’ve tailored a list of 6 awesome, non-animated, kids movies that you can watch right away.

Don’t forget to get the snacks!

A Wrinkle in Time

⌛1h 50m 🍅42%

Meg’s father was on a quest to discover a scientific breakthrough. But suddenly, he vanishes into another realm in space. However, with the help of three peculiar beings,  Meg, her brother, Charles, and friend Calvin reaches the realm to find out what dangers are holding her father back and to help him return back home safely.

Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019)

⌛1h 39m 🍅53%

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

Benji (2018)

⌛1h 27m 🍅60%

This Benji (2018) is an improved retelling of 1974’s hugely popular Benji.  The movie tells the story of an adorable stray dog who becomes friends with two kids. But when his new owners go missing, Benji becomes the hero to save the day and his little owners.

The Jungle Book (2016)

⌛1h 51m 🍅95%

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

The Little Rascals (1994)

⌛1h 28m 🍅23%

This movie sure brings back a lot of memories and nostalgia. The movie is about a bunch of kids trying to find funny solutions to their trifles. Even though they are little, these adorable kids sure know how to stir up some trouble.

The BFG (2016)

⌛1h 28m 🍅23%

Based on Roald Dahl’s classic book, this movie is about a young girl named Sophie. She becomes friends with a Big Friendly Giant- the BFG. Now, together they are on a mission to protect the world from something evil. Will they be able to succeed?!

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6 Most Anticipated Horror Movies Of 2020

by Kaylen Summers

This year was a surprisingly a bit limited in horror flicks. However, 2020 will have no shortage of spooktacular delights. From original horror thrillers to returning classic properties to some new retelling of familiar favorites, the upcoming year is turning out to be a wonderful year for the horror genre.

With that being said , we’ve gathered up a few of the titles that is sure to excite in the next calendar year. These movies are the most anticipated horror movies of 2020

The Turning

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

Releasing Date: 24 January 2020

The Grudge

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

Releasing Date: 2 January 2020

Underwater

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

Releasing Date: 10 January 2020

Fantasy Island

Mr. Roarke owns a luxurious, remote tropical resort. There, he makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true. However,  when their fantasies turned into nightmares, the guests are now supposed to solve the island’s mystery to save their lives.

Releasing Date: 6 February 2020

Antlers

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

Releasing Date: April 17, 2020

The Invisible Man

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

Releasing Date: 28 February 2020

 

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6 Most Anticipated Action Movies of 2020

by Kaylen Summers

Welcome to the year that fulfills your patience. 2020 is the year we will see many of the most awaited movies hit the theatre. It’s like we have been waiting forever for these awesome flicks to land in theaters.  However, with so many movies hitting theaters at the same time, there is a chance for you to miss out on the best ones.

Lucky for you, we have prepared a list of awesome upcoming action movies that you will regret not seeing. Mark your calendars for these most anticipated action blockbusters.

The Gentlemen (2019) Trailer

The Gentlemen (2020) is an upcoming movie directed by Guy Ritchie. The movie talks about a British drug lord named Mickey Pearson who has created a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. He is looking to sell off his drug empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires.

Releasing Date: 24 January 2020

Bad Boys For Life (2020) Trailer

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

Releasing Date: 17 January 2020

The King’s Man (2020) Trailer

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

Releasing Date: 14 February 2020

Top Gun: Maverick(2020) Trailer

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

Releasing Date: June 26, 2020

Bloodshot (2020) Trailer

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

Releasing Date:  21 February 2020

Disney’s Jungle Cruise (2020) Trailer

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

Releasing Date: July 24, 2020

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11 Great Christmas Movies to Stream on Amazon Prime 2019

by Kaylen Summers

The most wonderful time of the year is back. And you know what that means?!

It’s finally time to start watching all our favorite Christmas and holiday movies. Lucky for us, Amazon has an array of options to choose from. From evergreen classics to modern heartwarmers to seasonal rom-coms, here is a list of the best Christmas movies to stream on Amazon right now.

The Grinch (2018)

⌛1h 32m ⭐6.3/10

The Grinch is perhaps the most adapted holiday staple of all time. But, no matter how many versions arrived we just can’t get enough of this troublesome character each holiday season. Recently, we got an animated adaptation with Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the titular character. This is definitely a well-done version of the beloved Christmas classic.

Home Alone (1990)

⌛1h 43m ⭐7.6/10

The holiday season is not complete without Home Alone. This cult classic has multiple sequels, but none will ever come anywhere near the original. When Kevin was left home alone for Christmas, he has to save himself and the house from some robbers. Ranked as one of the best Christmas films of all time, this one is a must-watch for any holiday season.

Christmas Lodge (2011)

⌛1h 30m ⭐6.3/10

Mary Tobin is back at her family lodge for some nostalgia and renovations. However, what she didn’t expect was… wait for it, love. Will the Christmas season fill her life with the magic of life?

A Christmas Kiss (2011)

⌛1h 36m ⭐6.2/10

Wendy is an aspiring interior designer. She shares an impulsive kiss with a man in an elevator. Unfortunately, it turns out that the man is her boss’s boyfriend, Adam. Yikes!! After a twist of events, she finds herself decorating Adam’s home. A perfect setup for a romantic plot, right?!

Christmas for a Dollar (2013)

⌛1h 41m ⭐4.4/10

The Kamp family is in the throes of the Depression. With the holiday season finally arriving, the family must now find a way to come together and discover the true meaning of the holidays.

Holiday Engagement (2011)

⌛1h 32m ⭐6/10

Hillary Burns’ fiancé leaves her unexpectedly. However, before leaving home for the holidays, she decides to hire an artist to pretend to be in a relationship with her. Will the two be able to pull it off? Or will there be another twist waiting for them? Start streaming to find out.

Miracle On 34th Street (1994)

⌛1h 54m ⭐6.5/10

Even though this is a remake of the original 1947 film, this has a following of its own.  Kris Kringle is the acting Santa at Cole’s Department Store in New York.  His mission is to bring a little holiday magic to the children he meets. Eventually, everyone starts to think that he is the real Santa Claus. This heartwarming film will surely make your holiday season special.

The Holiday (2006)

⌛2h 18m ⭐6.9/10

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

A Christmas on Miracle Lake (2016)

⌛1h 50m ⭐4.4/10

Not all Christmas movies are happy and cheerful. Take this one for example. It start off devastatingly sad. A boy returns to the pond where he used to play hockey with his now-deceased friend. But, when he comes back to visit at night, the pond magically becomes a hockey rink. Morbid, but sweet.

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

⌛ 30m ⭐8.3/10

A little too short, but a holiday gem. A Charlie Brown Christmas is a timeless classic. The short movie tells us how Charlie learns the true meaning of Christmas. The movie debuted back in 1965 and ever since then, it remains as most-watched movie in the holiday season.

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

⌛ 2h 15m ⭐8.6/10

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

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6 Must-Watch Classic Movies to Stream on Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Can any old movies be a classic? There are many people who think so. But in order for a movie to be called classic, it needs to stand the test of time. A classic movie is itself an influential piece of cinema that retains the thrills, wonder, and momentum at any point in time from its release.

Netflix a handful of these bonafide films. Some are stark black and white films, while others are beautiful Technicolor extravaganzas. Whatever the case may be, only a few of them are worthy to be called classics. Here are the best classic movies you can find on Netflix now.

Strangers on a Train (1951)

🎭 Drama, Mystery ⌛1h 43m 

From the master of cinema Alfred Hitchcock himself, this is a tense and suspenseful adaptation of a novel by Patricia Highsmith. Bruno is a psychotic male. He meets a tennis player named Guy, during the train journey. Soon, it is realized by Bruno that both are looking to kill someone. Then comes the master plan. In order to mislead the cops, they decide to exchange the murders. Will their plan work out?!

West Side Story (1961)

🎭Drama, Crime ⌛2h 33m

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

Logan’s Run (1976)

🎭Action, Adventure ⌛2h 00m

Here is some retro sci-fi goodness. In the distant future, people who turn 30 years old are killed. This is done to maintain equilibrium and conserve resources. ( Thanos seems like a super fan of this movie). Michael York was a former exterminator. But when he turns 30, he is on the run to do everything he can to survive past his expiration date.

Poltergeist (1982)

🎭 Fantasy, Horror ⌛2h 00m

Ready for a horror classic? A family in suburban California is being haunted by invisible ghosts and monsters. Some of them are playful, while others are downright evil. Penned by Steven Spielberg, this movie has one of the most iconic lines in movie history: “They’re heeeere!

Pretty in Pink (1988)

🎭 Drama, Comedy ⌛1h 36m

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

Heathers (1988)

🎭Drama, Teen ⌛1h 43m

This teen drama is an all-time cult classic and must-watch vintage movie. Winona Ryder and Christian Slater star in this pitch-black comedy. They play the role of teenagers who are planning to kill off the Heathers, the mean girls at their high school.

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A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby is the third installment to be released in the Royal series. In order to renew a sacred truce, Amber and Richard are busy hosting royal guests from a faraway kingdom. Unfortunately, the priceless treaty disappears and puts their peace in jeopardy. Now, they have to save their family from an ancient curse.

Releasing date: December 5, 2019

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5 Reasons Why ‘Boyz N The Hood’ Is Still Relevant

by Kaylen Summers

After almost 18 years since its release, Boyz N The Hood is still considered one of the classic films. The movie revealed to the world a side of Los Angeles that no one outside the area knew. Telling the tale of the streets of South Central, Los Angeles, and Compton, this cult classic is about one of America’s most notorious ghettos.

Directed by a debuting African-American filmmaker, John Singleton’s movie had stars like rapper Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Morris Chestnut. At the time, a movie with such ‘no-so-famous’ colored actors seems not quite like the recipe for blockbuster success. However, Boyz N The Hood proved the skeptics wrong and went on to become a huge success.

Even after all these years, this Oscar-nominated film still feels precious for us. Why we absolutely love this classic?! Here are 5 reasons for you:

1. Ice Cube’s Casting

There is no doubt that the actors of Boyz N The Hood has some of their most brilliant performances. However, if it wasn’t for Ice Cube’s remarkable acting, the movie might have become a little less memorable. With that being said, it was not the same when Ice Cube was the first cast for the movie. The rapper gave a ‘bad audition’. But Singleton took a chance and the rest is history.

2. Eat, Sleep, and Sh*t

Boyz N The Hood is filled with so many iconic moments. But, none will be as memorable as the classic phrase, “All you do is eat, sleep, and sh*t”. The famous dialogue from Mrs.Baker still remains a favorite pop culture reference for many.

3. Liquor Store Conspiracy Theory

“Why is it that there is a gun shop on almost every corner in this community?”. This is this question that Furious Styles asks the old man. It kick-started the very famous liquor store conspiracy theory. Styles’ answer to the question is pure gold: “For the same reason that there is a liquor store on almost every corner in the black community. Why? They want us to kill ourselves.”

4. Reality Check

Boyz N The Hood is notable for not being afraid to show us the realities of being a Black living in the hood. Ricky’s death scene in the alley is still heartbreaking. Ironically, the movie’s depiction is still valid today.

5. Cultural Importance

Boyz N The Hood stands tall as it represents the importance and power of creativity. The movie was literally made against all the Hollywood landscape. It is one of the reasons why this work of art resonates even today.  In 2002, ‘Boyz N the Hood became part of the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress’. It is a program established in 1989 to preserve films deemed important for future generations. 

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6 Awesome Murder Mysteries on Netflix Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Having strong roots in literature, murder mysteries have always roused the interest of its audiences. The classic detective adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s famous character of Hercule Poirot are perfect examples of this.

But, when it comes to movies, making good murder mysteries need a little more than just good narratives. The acting performances, the brilliant directions, the seamless cinematography, all play an integral role in giving out the best mysteries onscreen.

Netflix provides a huge array of movies belonging to this well-crafted genre (many even from the 50s and 60s). Here is a list of 6 wonderful, gripping mystery thrillers, that you can watch on the streaming platform. So take a seat, turn off the lights and enjoy these movies:

In the Shadow of the Moon (2019)

⌛1h 55m ⭐6.2/10

This movie is set in the late 1980s. A police officer is looking to become a detective. In order to do so, he needs to solve a good case. Taking it upon himself, he starts tracking a serial killer who resurfaces every nine years. But soon he realizes that the killer’s crimes are starting to defy all scientific explanations. Now the officer’s obsession with the case is destroying everything around him.

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

⌛1h 51m ⭐6.3/10

This movie is more of a remake of an Argentine film with a similar storyline. But, it has a really exciting mystery that is worth watching. Jess is Detective Ray’s former teammate. He is helping her reinvestigate the death of her daughter. As he finds new clues, a more shocking truth is slowly revealed to them.

Agatha And The Truth Of Murder (2018)

⌛1h 33m ⭐6.3/10

We all know about the queen of murder mysteries, Agatha Christie. This one is about her, deciding to solve a real-life murder. In 1926, the had trouble both in her writing and her personal life. It was during this time that the god-daughter and namesake of Florence Nightingale was found murdered on a train. Her body had horrific head injuries. When the victim’s partner requested Agatha to help, she took it herself to solve the case.

Small Town Crime (2017)

⌛1h 31m ⭐6.6/10

This is truly one of the most underrated murder mysteries of all time. The narrative talks about Mike Kendall who is an alcoholic ex-cop. He discovers a woman’s body on the roadside of a highway. This sets himself on an investigation to find her killers. If you want a violent murder mystery with an ample dash of humor,  then this is your pick.

Murder Mystery (2019)

⌛1h 37m ⭐6/10

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

Righteous Kill (2008)

⌛1h 43m ⭐6/10

A team-up of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro is always fun to watch. This time they are out to solve a gritty murder mystery. A killer murders convicts and criminals and leaves poetry after murdering his victims. Will Al Pacino and De Niro be able to bring some ‘poetic justice’ to this crime thriller.  A major twist awaits you at the end of this film.

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7 Best Christmas Movies on Netflix 2019

by Kaylen Summers

The chilly winter winds, a hot cup of cocoa and the pleasure of snuggling up. These joys of winter are what make the holiday season unique. However, there is one more hidden delight that we all relish during the holiday season- watching Christmas movies.

Whether it is a kid-friendly movie, a religious one or even a classic rom-com, Netflix has a Christmas movie for everyone. But, before ruin your holiday time, trying to find the right movie, take a look at our list. We’ve picked out some of the best Christmas movies to make your holidays merrier.

So get your holiday snacks and start streaming right away:

‘A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby’ (2019)

⌛ 1h 24min ⭐3.55 / 5.0

Back when the first installment of A Christmas Prince was released,  no one thought that the sweet, lovable movie would ever be getting a sequel. Guess what?! We just got the third installment in this royal series this Christmas. With the wedding now over, the third installment will be about Prince Richard and Amber’s baby. Let’s see what is in store for us at Aldovia castle.

A Christmas Carol (2009)

⌛ 1h 36min ⭐3.4 / 5.0

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

The Holiday Calendar (2018)

⌛ 1h 35min ⭐2 / 5.0

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

Arthur Christmas (2011)

⌛ 1h 37min ⭐3.55 / 5.0

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

The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

⌛ 1h 44min ⭐3.55 / 5.0

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

A Dogwalker’s Christmas Tale (2015)

⌛ 1h 26min ⭐2.2 / 5.0

Luce Lockhart is a 21-year-old spoiled college student. When her credit card got maxed out, she is forced to work during the holidays- which includes walking her wealthy neighbor ‘s dog.  She is excited to learn that her new employers are looking to a salon and spa over the nearby local dog park. However, things change when she falls in love with a fellow dog walker, who wants to save the dog park by stopping the construction.

Merry Kissmas (2015)

⌛ 1h 29min ⭐2.1 / 5.0

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

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Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL tells the story of four students playing a magical video game. They are drawn to the jungle world of Jumanji, where they are trapped as their avatars. To return to the real world, they must finish the game.

Release Date: December 13, 2019

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6 Upcoming Movies Coming Your Way This December 2019

by Kaylen Summers

It’s the last month of 2019 and it looks like there is a wonderful treat awaiting movie lovers. For one thing, there will be a huge slew of holiday-themed films on streaming. On the other hand, there’s also awards-season fever going on.

With all that being said, there is a huge line up of movies waiting for us this December. However, in this little amount of time, how are we gonna watch the best ones from them? The answer lies in this list. We have listed out six of the best upcoming movies that you will regret missing out this month. So, check it out:

The Call Of The Wild (2019)

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

The Banker (2019)

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

Cats (2019)

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

Releasing Date: December 20, 2019

6 Underground (2019)

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

Releasing Date: December 13, 2019

Spies In Disguise(2019)

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

Release Date: December 25th

Little Joe (2019)

Little Joe (2019) follows a single mother named Alice. She is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing a special crimson flower. The plant is said to keep its owner happy. Alice, going against the company’s policies takes her son to see the flower.

Releasing Date: 6 December 2019

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Fantasy Island (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Mr Roarke owns a luxurious, remote tropical resort. There, he makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true. However,  when their fantasies turned into nightmares, the guests are now supposed to solve the island’s mystery to save their lives.

Releasing Date: 6 February 2020

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8 Great Alien Invasion Movies On Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

Perhaps the most (over)used story-line in the genre of science fiction is about alien invasions. While we are still looking for life beyond our little blue planet, the curiosity of them finding us first has always been haunting us. Sci-fi movies about alien invasion are perfect projections of these fear and excitement.

Over the years, these movies have shown as many aliens invading our home planet- some cute and cuddly while others are slimy and horrifying. Whatever the case may be, they have always entertained us. Which is why we are giving you 8 great alien invasion movies for you to watch on Amazon Prime.

Here are our picks:

Battleship (2012)

2h 11min | Thriller, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Remember the radio signals that are sending into space? Well, it finally got a reply from ‘Planet G’. As a result, several alien crafts splashes down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer and part of an international naval coalition. They become the world’s last hope for survival in the fight against the hostile alien force of unbelievable strength.

Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

1h 56min | Action, Science Fiction

Like every other alien invasion movie, here also the Earth is under attack by unknown forces.  The world’s great cities are falling and somehow Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind. As they take on an enemy unlike any they’ve ever encountered before,  it is now up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon save humanity from the creatures.

Passengers (2016)

1h 56min | Drama, Romance, Science Fiction

This is not something you will not consider as an alien invasion. But it is too good not to be included in the list. In a distant future, a spacecraft is traveling to a faraway colony planet.  The craft is transporting thousands of people. However, there happens to be a malfunction in its sleep chambers and two of its passengers are awakened 90 years early.

War of the Worlds (2005)

1h 56min | Adventure, Thriller, Science Fiction

Almost an adaptation of the classic novel, this one tells about Ray Ferrier. He is a divorced dockworker and a less-than-perfect father. However, things are about to change as he is trying to keep his teenage son and young daughter while the world is getting invaded by aliens. Talk about a rough weekend!!

The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

1h 59min | Action, Science Fiction

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

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

2h 4min | Science Fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure

Yeah!! It not that great of a movie to watch. But, you have to admit that it is not easy to find a sci-fi movie that is more fantasy than sci-fi.  The movie takes place in a universe where human genetic material is a super precious commodity.  An impoverished young Earth woman finds herself becoming the key to strategic tactics and internal conflicts within a powerful dynasty.

Men in Black (1997)

1h 38min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction

Men In Black is all about not starting an alien invasion. According to the movie, the aliens are not coming- they are already here. However, there are some aliens who believe that they can take over the universe and it is the duty of the MIB agents to stop them and save the day.

Evolution (2001)

1h 41min | Action, Comedy, Science Fiction

Here is a comedy blend to the awfully serious sub-genre. A meteor hits our planet and releases alien life forms.  Julianne Moore, Seann William Scott, Orlando Jones, and David Duchovny are the only people who can save us from the aliens taking over the world. Trust them with this mission, however, can be a huge problem…  to Earth.

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7 Best Romantic Movies That You Will Find On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

The romance genre is perhaps one of the most unique and ever-expanding movie-categories. Though many criticize them for their cliches and stereotypes, these flicks have a little bit of something for all of us.

But how will you find the right ones in a huge platform like Netflix?! That’s why we are here. We have listed some of the best romantic movies for you to watch with your beloved. Get your popcorns and let the movie date-night begin.

50 First Dates (2004)

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

Lost in Translation (2003)

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

The Notebook (2004)

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

The Age of Adaline (2015)

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

Pretty Woman (1990)

When a millionaire wheeler-dealer enters a business contract with a Hollywood hooker Vivian Ward, he loses his heart in the bargain.

Letters to Juliet (2010)

An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered “letter to Juliet” — one of the thousands of missives left at the fictional lover’s Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by the “secretaries of Juliet” — and she goes on a quest to find the lovers referenced in the letter.

A Walk to Remember (2002)

When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town’s minister. Jamie has a “to-do” list for her life and also a very big secret she must keep from Landon.

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Three Christs (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Three Christs tells the story of Dr. Alan Stone. He is treating three paranoid schizophrenic patients at the Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan. Each of them believes that they were Jesus Christ. The events of the movie are both comic and deeply moving. It was initially premiered in 2017

Releasing Date: 3 January 2020

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9 Best Netflix Original Movies And Their Trailers

by Kaylen Summers

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

Bandersnatch (2018)

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

Bird Box (2018)

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

Okja (2017)

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

Wheelman (2017)

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

Gerald’s Game (2017)

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

Game Over, Man! (2018)

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

Outlaw King (2018)

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

Unicorn Store (2017)

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

The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

⌛1h 44min⭐3.55/5
The Christmas Chronicles is a family Christmas adventure film from producer Chris Columbus- the person who made your favorite movies Home Alone and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Watch this one and it will also make it to your favorite list.
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The Last Full Measure (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date January 24, 2020

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Honey Boy (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 8 November 2019

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6 Movie Series For You To Binge-Watch Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

We live in an era where movie franchises and shared movie universes are the biggest selling points for studios. While studios like Marvel and Lucas Films are busy with their world build process, there are many other movie series that are worth binge-watching.

This list includes the 6 of the best movie series that will definitely make you crave for more. We are excluding the obvious movie series like Infinity Saga, Fast and Furious, Star Wars or James Bond.

Pick a franchise and start binge-watching now

Die Hard (5 Movies)

Bruce Willis became a pop culture icon with this movie series. Though these flicks mostly have the same repeated plot-line, we just love seeing Bruce Willis blowing up stuff and giving terrorists and hijackers a hard time for no reason. The movies from this franchise include:

  1. Die Hard (1988)
  2. Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
  3. Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
  4. Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
  5. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

Jack Ryan (5 Movies)

You might recognize him from his series on Amazon Prime. But, Jack Ryan has more stories to tell than you know. If you want to check out him in some real action, here are some movies you need to watch:

  1. The Hunt for Red October (1990)
  2. Patriot Games (1992)
  3. Clear and Present Danger (1994)
  4. The Sum of All Fears (2002)
  5. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

Millennium Series (5 Movies)

Based on the award-winning Swedish crime novels created by Stieg Larsson, these movies are a treat in so many ways. With some gripping mystery thrills, if you are looking for something to keep you at the edge of your seats, then check out these movies from the series:

  1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
  2. The Girl Who Played with Fire (2010)
  3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (2010)
  4. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
  5. The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2018)

View Askewniverse (7 Movies)

For those who have watched the recent comedy Jay and Silent Bob Reboot- you just became part of a ‘bigger universe’!! View Askewniverse is a shared movie universe with a fan base of their own. It’s not a surprise either. If you watch these movies you will become a fan too.

  1. Clerks (1994)
  2. Mallrats (1995)
  3. Chasing Amy (1997)
  4. Dogma (1999)
  5. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
  6. Clerks II (2006)
  7. Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)

Bourne Series (5 Movies)

Suffering from amnesia is one thing. But for Jason Bourne, most of the people who he encounters after memory loss want him dead. Will he able to reconstruct his life with world-class, spy-level combat and mental skills? Watch these movies to find out:

  1. The Bourne Identity (2002)
  2. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
  3. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
  4. The Bourne Legacy (2012)
  5. Jason Bourne (2016)

Hannibal Lecter

Hannibal Lecter is a fictional character in a series of suspense novels by Thomas Harris. However, when he made his appearance on the big screen, he made sure that he had enough stories to last an impression of a lifetime. Here are the tales of the man-eater:

  1. Manhunter (1986)
  2. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  3. Hannibal (2001)
  4. Red Dragon (2002)
  5. Hannibal Rising (2007)
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7 Life Changing Movies On Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

Movies are meant for entertainment. It provides us with amusement and enjoyment. However, every now and then there are some good movies that move us and enlighten us. These onscreen marvels leave us with a rush of emotions and will most definitely inspire us.

If you are looking for such movies to watch on Amazon Prime, then you are in luck. We have a list of movies that will change how you look at your life. Grab your bowl of popcorn and get ready to change your life perspective.

Cast Away (2000)

2h 23min | Adventure, Drama

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

The Terminal (2004)

2h 8min | Comedy, Drama

You really don’t want to be traveling with Tom Hanks. This time he is not stuck on an island. He is stuck at the airport. Viktor Navorski lost his country for some political reasons. But, the problem is he was on the plane when this whole thing happened. Now, he’s stranded at Kennedy Airport with a passport that nobody recognizes.

A Star Is Born (2018)

2h 16min | Drama, Romance, Music

Ready for some romance?! Jackson Maine is a seasoned musician. He falls in love with a struggling artist, Ally. As she was about given up on her dream to become a big singer, Jack coaxes her back into the spotlight. Unfortunately,  while  Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship starts breaking down and they end up fighting each other.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

2h 46min | Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Romance

Benjamin Button is born under unusual circumstances. Unlike normal people, he was born as an elderly man and ages in reverse. He eventually meets Daisy, who he falls for. Though Benjamin has all kinds of unusual adventures over the course of his life, it is his relationship with Daisy that drives Benjamin forward.

Call Me by Your Name (2017)

2h 12min | Romance, Drama

Elio Perlman decides to spend the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. It was when his father hired a handsome doctoral student. The 17-year-old soon realized that he was developing a viable attraction to the young man.

The Karate Kid (1984)

2h 6min | Drama, Action

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

Forrest Gump (1994)

2h 22min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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

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The Call Of The Wild (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: February 21, 2020

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Doctor Sleep Review

by Kaylen Summers

There is no doubt that The Shining is one of the scariest movies to have made. From the legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, the movie has undoubtedly terrified us as a kid and still continue to do so. ‘Redrum’, ghostly twin girls, and the unforgettable “Here’s Johnny” are all now part of cinema history and no movie has ever made such an ever-lasting impression on us like this one. Thirty-nine years after the theatrical release of The Shining, we are now finally getting a sequel. Directed by Mike Flanagan, Doctor Sleep is brilliantly crafted with a riveting story.

The supernatural thriller is the film adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 novel and stands as a sequel to his previous book, The Shining. So in the traditional sense, we cannot say that the Doctor Sleep movie is a sequel to Kubrick’s The Shining (since Kubrick made a lot of changes in the source material.) However, the movie does recreate the atmospheric darkness left by its predecessor. Both fans of the original film and novels will be pleased.

The major portions of Doctor Sleep take place thirty years after the events at the Overlook Hotel. Danny Torrance (Roger Dale Floyd) is an adult now- but is traumatized into a broken shell of a man. He is struggling with his drinking habit and is moving from town to town. Eventually, a strange feeling brings him to New Hampshire. There, he finds out about a terrifying group of predators who hunts people with the ability to “shine.” The True Knot cult is led by Rose the Hat (Rebecca Ferguson), and they suck the life essence out of the gifted for their immortality. Danny starts communicating telepathically with a mysterious girl (Kyliegh Curran) who Rose is obsessed with finding. Danny must now save the girl from the True Knot.

The plot of the movie is intricate and is skillfully fleshed out. The narrative branches at the right pace with proper character development. Danny has a proper arc from being a despaired broken man to the hero of the story. Flashback scenes with his mother (Alex Essoe) from his childhood add an intriguing layer to the whole narrative.

Doctor Sleep is not about cheap scares. It is skilfull in building on the established lore of The Shinning and taking the story forward. The lack of CGI gimmickry is a blessing. Excellent performances from the lead actors and brilliant visual style from Mike Flanagan make the movie perfect. Considering what happened with It Chapter Two, Doctor Sleep is undoubtfully worthy enough to be called a classic movie adaptation.

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8 Great Movies That Get Stuck In Your Head

by Kaylen Summers

Not all movies transcend into our minds and heart. Only those with remarkable performances and memorable narratives tend to leave a lasting memory.

Finding such movies, however, is a task of its own. Which is why we have created a list of movies that we’ll all remember for a very long time. These cinematic masterpieces have a special vibe to it that we will never grow old of.

So grab your popcorn and check out these memorable flicks.

The Blind Side (2009)

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

Good Will Hunting (1997)

4.15/5.0

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

October Sky (1999)

3.9/5.0

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

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

3.8/ 5.0

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

Ed Wood (1994)

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

Selma (2014)

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

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

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

The Thin Red Line (1998)

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

by Kaylen Summers

There are many romantic flicks that you will never get old to watch with your loved ones. Apparently Amazon Prime has a boatload of these movies. From classics to millennials, these romantic movies can easily help you fall in love all over again with your soulmate.

Don’t mind wasting your time finding them one by one.  Because we have cherry-picked them for you. So, here are some movies on Amazon Prime that are too romantic to watch.

Love & Other Drugs (2010)

Director: Edward Zwick | Writers: Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Charles Randolph

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

Like Crazy (2011)

Director: Drake Doremus | Writers: Drake Doremus, Ben York Jones

Having trouble in long-distance relationships? Wait till you see this out. A British college student falls in love with an American student. However, fate separates the two from each other. She gets banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa. Will the two lovers unite?! Start streaming to find out.

He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)

Director: Ken Kwapis | Writers: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein

Remember that really cute person who promised call, but didn’t? This is one such tale. We have been there, and now we can relive it. But definitely, the ending will make you fall in love again.

The Big Sick (2017)

Director: Michael Showalter | Writers: Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon

This one is a Prime Video exclusive. Pakistan-born Kumail Nanjiani and graduate student Emily Gardner fall in love. However, with two different cultures, bad things are bound to happen. Emily contracts a mysterious illness.  This forces Kumail to face her parents, his family’s expectations, and his actual feelings.

Just Like Heaven (2005)

Director: Mark Waters | Writers: Leslie Dixon, Peter Tolan

David Abbott moves into his new home in San Francisco. All seems normal. till he gets an unwelcome visitor named Elizabeth Martinson. She affirms that the apartment is hers. But, when she starts appearing and disappearing abruptly, David starts to suspect that she is a ghost.

Valentine’s Day (2010)

Director: Garry Marshall | Writers: Katherine Fugate, Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein

Valentine’s Day is about a group of related characters and their struggles with love on Valentine’s Day. With a long list of cast, as couples, this movies have almost all the possible lover scenarios that you can think of.

No Strings Attached (2011)

Director: Ivan Reitman | Writers: Elizabeth Meriwether, Elizabeth Meriwether, Michael Samonek

Emma is a busy doctor.  She makes a seemingly perfect arrangement that offers her best friend Adam a relationship. However, there is one particular rule: No strings attached. Can sex friends stay best friends?!

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Gone With The Wind’

by Kaylen Summers

Gone With The Wind is celebrating its 80th birthday this year. Set against the American Civil War, the movie talks about the romance between Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler, who smuggled arms, food, equipment, and luxuries during the war.

However, there is more to this story than just romance. Themes like war, courage, cowardice, perfidy, loyalty, wealth, poverty, the pretty, the unpretty, evil and good have all played their equal share in making this movie one of the most memorable movies of Hollywood movie history.

Curious to know more about the movie. Here six fascinating things that you never knew about this cult classic.

1. The Academy Awards.

Gone with the wind is know for setting many firsts when it comes to Academy Awards. The movie made Hattie McDaniel the first African-American to be nominated for, and win, an Academy Award. It is the longest-running of all motion pictures to win the prestigious award for Best Picture. The movie is also the first color film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

2. Facing The Music

Max Steiner had to compose the music for the movie in only three months. This was really a challenge for him as 1939 was the busiest year of his career. However, the music director made it possible by sometimes working for 20 hours straight. He even took Benzedrine pills to stay awake.

3. The Cast Hated It!

Thought the movie is considered as an all-time hit, most of the cast members hated their characters.  Clark Gable was forced to take his role by making arrangements to divorce his current wife and marry Carole Lombard. Rand Brooks’ character as Scarlett’s first husband Charles Hamilton felt wimpy for him. Butterfly McQueen didn’t like the negative stereotype of her character. Leslie Howard believed that he was too old for the role of Ashley Wilkes.

4. The burning of the Atlanta Depot

The burning of the Atlanta Depot was the first shot to be flamed. In order to film it right, they actually burned many old sets including the ones from The Garden of Allah (1936) and the “Great Wall” set from King Kong (1933). The fire cost the studios over $25,000 and a total of 113 minutes of footage was shot from it.

5. Racism

A lot of racist issues surrounded the movie, even after it was made. One was them was Hattie McDaniel being criticized by some African-Americans for playing in a supposedly racist film. To this, she responded that she would “rather make seven hundred dollars a week playing a maid than seven dollars being one”.

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8 Cult Movies You Probably Haven’t Seen Before

by Kaylen Summers

Tired of CGI-filled roller-coaster rides?! We hear you loud and clear. Movies these days have turned into nothing but studios trying to make a profit in any way possible. However, there was a time when movies were more about film-making and storytelling.

These cult classics constitute a cornerstone in the long history of cinema. Unfortunately, not all of these movies are well known. There are many hidden gems that people have forgotten over the years. Here is the list of such cult movies that you probably haven’t seen before.

Metropolis (1927)

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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Pixar’s Soul (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 18 June 2020

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8 Adult Comedies On Netflix That You Don’t Want To Miss

by Kaylen Summers

Whether it’s weekends or weekdays, there is nothing like seeing a good comedy entertainer. If it is an adult comedy flick then there will be no stopping the laughter express.

However, finding the right flicks can really be a tough job. Lucky for you we have prepared a list of the best adult comedies available on Netflix. So what are you waiting for? Start streaming now!!

The Master of Disguise (2002)

1h 20min | Director: Perry Andelin Blake | Writers: Dana Carvey, Harris Goldberg

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

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

1h 29min | Director: Joel Gallen | Writers: Mike Bender, Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson, Phil Beauman, Buddy Johnson

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

Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

 1h 37min | Director: David Wain | Writers: Michael Showalter, David Wain

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

Superbad (2007)

 1h 53min | Director: Greg Mottola | Writers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg

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

Grimsby (2016)

1h 23min | Director: Louis Leterrier | Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston, Peter Baynham, Sacha Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston

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

The Sweetest Thing (2002)

1h 24min | Director: Roger Kumble | Writers: Nancy Pimental

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

Knocked Up (2007)

2h 9min | Director: Judd Apatow | Writers: Judd Apatow

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

 

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7 Movies To Make You Forget Your Life Problems

by Kaylen Summers

Feel-good films are good healers. But there are people who consider it as substandard. Their simple stories and over-popularity can make any movie buff rethink about watching them. However, sometimes these movies are just the right medicine to make you feel upright.

Having any life problems?! Forget them all. Here are 7 great movies to bring back the joy in you.

Amélie (2001)

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

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

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

Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

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

Mamma Mia! (2008)

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

Life Is Beautiful (1997)

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

The Intouchables (2011)

 4.25/ 5.0

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

Lost in Translation (2003)

3.85/ 5.0

One is a young, neglected wife of a photographer. The other is a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial. The two lost souls meet each other during a visit to Tokyo. Both of them find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real with each other.

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9 Memorable Movie Quotes That’ll Make You Watch The Entire Movie

by Kaylen Summers

Movies can be inspiring. It can move us from a place of total depression to a land of never-ending happiness in just milliseconds. It is this characteristic of cinema that makes it universally appealing.

While some movies leave us with ever-lasting impressions, there are movie quotes that do more than that. They give us the completeness that we were seeking for. They become our voice and make us wonder: “Isn’t this what I was trying to say all along?!”

Here are 9 of the most memorable movie quotes out there. These movie moments are so priceless that you will go and watch the whole movie after this.

1. The Bucket List

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

–Carter Chambers

2. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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

–Walter Mitty

3. The Theory of Everything

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

–Stephen Hawking

4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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

–Benjamin Button

5. Coach Carter

Coach Carter

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

–Timo Cruz

6. Rocky Balboa

Rocky Balboa

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

–Rocky Balboa

7. Eat, Pray, Love

Eat, Pray, Love

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

–Richard

8. Rudy

Rudy

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

–Fortune

9. 10 Things I Hate About You

“Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want.”

–Heath Ledger

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Must Watch Movies Releasing This December (2019)

by Kaylen Summers

2019 is coming to an end and we still have so many good movies to expect for. With the holiday season only kicking in, there is a huge list of movies waiting to hit the screens and your streaming platforms.

However, if you are feeling the slightest confusion on which movies you should be watching and which ones are okay to skip, then we have just the right guide for you.

Here are the must-watch movies to look out for this December.

Spies In Disguise(2019)

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

Release Date: December 25th

6 Underground (2019)

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

Releasing Date: December 13, 2019

Little Joe (2019)

 

Little Joe (2019) follows a single mother named Alice. She is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing a special crimson flower. The plant is said to keep its owner happy. Alice, going against the company’s policies takes her son to see the flower.

Releasing Date: 6 December 2019

Bombshell (2019)

Bombshell (2019) is the upcoming American drama based on the sexual harassment allegations against Fox News founder Roger Ailes. Three female employees at the news network are set to take on the toxic male culture. This eventually leads to the downfall of media mogul Roger Ailes.

Releasing Date: December 20, 2019

Richard Jewell (2019)

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

Releasing Date: December 13th, 2019

1917 (2019)

1917 tells the story of two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman). During World War I, they are given an impossible mission. They must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers.

Releasing Date: 25 December 2019

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Cats (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: December 20, 2019

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8 Most Creepy Movies of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Watching a horror thriller is something we all love. But, there are movies that are creepy enough to send a cold chill down our spine. These creative flicks have dedicated themselves to bring out the best creeps of them all.

And who doesn’t like a trip on the creepy side, every now and then? So, here are 8 of the most creepy movies of all time.

A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

Director: Kim Jee-Woon | Writers: Kim Jee-Woon

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

You’re Next (2011)

Director: Adam Wingard | Writers: Simon Barrett

The Davison family was on their wedding anniversary getaway. Things took a bad turn as they are attacked by a gang of mysterious killers. But, what their attackers didn’t know was that one of their victims holds a secret talent for fighting back.

Dark Water (2005)

Director: Walter Salles | Writers: Rafael Yglesias

In midst of her divorce proceedings, Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a knackered apartment. With her current financial state, it was all that she could afford. However, from the time they reaches the apartment, a lot of strange things are happening- especially the constant drip from the ceiling in her daughter’s bedroom.

Signs (2002)

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Writers: M. Night Shyamalan

Mysterious crop circles are seen on a farm and the family living near it is out to find what is causing these strange occurrences. But, they didn’t expect its secret to be something more frightening.

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Director: Tim Burton | Writers: Andrew Kevin Walker

New York detective Ichabod Crane is out at Sleepy Hollow for investigating a series of mysterious deaths. All the victims in these deaths are found without their heads. The local myth is that the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman is the culprit behind these murders.

Creep (2004)

Director: Christopher Smith | Writers: Christopher Smith

A woman is trapped in one of the dark London subway stations. To make matters worse, she is being followed by potential attackers. The only way she can survive is by heading into the unknown maze of tunnels beneath the city’s streets. But, will she survive there?!

The Eye (2002)

Director: Oxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang | Writers: Oxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang, Jojo Hui Yuet-Chun

A blind concert violinist gets vision back by undergoing a cornea transplant. However, she soon realizes that her new eyes have the ability to see ghosts. To understand more about what she is going through, she sets out to find the cornea’s former host. What awaits her is something truly disturbing?

Hostel (2006)

Director: Eli Roth | Writers: Eli Roth

Three backpackers are on their way to a Slovakian city. They are looking to meet their hedonistic expectations. But they have no idea what was awaiting them.

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Charlie’s Angels Review

by Kaylen Summers

Set as the continuation to the 2000 reboot, Charlie’s Angels is more of a era incarnation of the franchise from writer/director Elizabeth Banks. The flick is a decidedly aggressive retreading of the same old plot points from the last movie. With that being said, the new trio lacks the chemistry of their predecessors. Though there are a few fun moments from the big action scenes, the actors’ uneven performances stand out really badly. The added star power didn’t help at all and the movie would have been the same even without it.

The plot of the new installment is pretty much the same as the previous two theatrical releases. They are a bunch of bad guys (no bad women of course) with dangerous tech, the angels pull off a complex burglary, only to realize that the real villain is someone close to them. However, Elizabeth Banks did hammer in some woman empowerment here and there. Unfortunately, it didn’t affect the movie’s stale formula in any way.

The movie has plenty of action sequences, but nothing we haven’t seen before. As expected from a franchise movie, everything is over the top. There are bullets flying, cars exploding, and hapless men getting beaten mercilessly. At times, we feel like the movie is made out of the same Fast & Furious template- for the silliness in plot and definitely the car chases.

How the movie fails to see any woman character as a strong villain is a shame. It is clear that Elizabeth Banks was cashing in on the current woman empowerment trends. However, the movie was a good platform to work out something that is really empowering and not just some popular studio gimmicks.

In short Charlie’s Angels is not as fun as its earlier versions. It is obvious that the new cast is struggling to look charismatic in the recycled plot. The girl-power message is overboard and the film fails desperately to keep the audience in interest.

What do you think about the movie?! Let us know in the comments below.

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Trolls World Tour (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Six different troll tribes from six different lands are devoted to six different kinds of music -funk, country, techno, classical, pop and rock. When rockers Queen Barb and King Thrash are out to destroy the other kinds of music, Poppy and Branch embark on a journey to unite the trolls and save the diverse melodies.

Releasing Date: 19 March 2020

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7 Heart-Breaking Movies on Netflix That’ll Surely Make You Cry

by Kaylen Summers

We all have gone through those times when we’re strangely in the mood for a good cry. Lucky for us Netflix has many of these tearjerking dramas. From deadly serious ones to uplifting flicks, there is something for everyone.

Here is the list of 7 most heartbreaking movies on Netflix that will surely make you cry.

Blue Valentine (2010)

1h 52min | Drama, Romance

Dean and Cindy are living a quiet life in a decent neighborhood. As their relationship starts to bloom, they feel like the world at their feet. But soon, irreversible cracks begin to appear in their marriage. His absence of ambition and her escape into self-absorption is tearing their marriage apart.

Boyhood (2014)

2h 45min | Drama

This movie is remarkable for the time period it took to shoot the whole thing. A boy’s parents are divorced. During a period of 12 years- from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18- the movie grows along with him as he examines his relationship with his parents over the years.

Revolutionary Road (2008)

1h 59min | Drama, Romance

Based on a novel by Richard Yates, this movie takes place in the mid-1950s. A young couple is having personal problems and they are struggling to raise their two children in between.

Milk (2008)

2h 9min | History, Drama

Harvey Milk is the first openly gay man ever to be elected to public office. This movie is about his story. Taking place in San Francisco during the late 1970s, the tale is about Harvey Milk becoming an activist for gay rights. Eventually, he goes on to inspire many to join him in his fight for equal rights that should be available to all Americans.

Meet Joe Black (1998)

1h 50min | Drama, Romance

The grim reaper is out to collect the soul of mega-mogul Bill Parrish. However, he has an offer. Host him on his “vacation” and get a few more days of life. Now, using the pseudonym Joe Black, Death hangs around with Parrish and eventually falls in love with his daughter. Do you think that Death’s love will change Parrish’s fate?

Collateral Beauty (2016)

1h 37min | Drama, Romance

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

Remember Me (2010)

1h 53min | Drama, Romance

A tragic family event and his parents’ recent divorce has left Tyler Hawkins heartbroken. But, after he meets Ally Craig, he realizes that there is a fresh lease to life. Ally has her own personal tragedy of witnessing her mother’s death. As the two draw closer, their separate tragedies start to jeopardizes what they have between them.

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8 Most Confusing Movies That You’ll Ever Watch

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Memento (2000)

4.2/ 5.0

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

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

Shutter Island (2010)

4.05/ 5.0

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

Director: Martin Scorsese | Writers: Laeta Kalogridis

Source Code (2011)

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

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

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

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 dodged him throughout time. If he doesn’t stop him in time it could lead to a devastating attack.

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

Coherence (2013)

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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Is ‘The Godfather’ Really Worth Watching?!

by Kaylen Summers

There is no doubt that Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather is truly the best gangster movie out there. The extremely well-crafted movie defines the genre and is a touchstone for all movies to have made from the genre. There are many people who consider Goodfellas as the best. But, Godfather occupies a place in movie history that cannot be replaced.

However, is this iconic flick really worth watching? We think it and we have some of the key reasons why everyone should watch The Godfather.

The Godfather is the romantic portrayal of mob life. Since the movie is based on a novel, the filmmakers had all the freedom to make The Godfather was free to make their lifestyle look glamorous. The Corleones family essentially picturized as the royalty in the criminal underworld. Even though there were occasional scenes like Sonny getting shot dead at a toll booth, most of the movie had their gangsters very glitzy and fabulous.

Gangsters were not never this cool until Francis Ford Coppola gave an idealized Hollywood depiction of their lives.

The Godfather has brilliant performances. Whether the fiction element is good or not, it did help the movie’s actors give some of their greatest performances. Surely, Ray Liotta’s performance as Henry Hill in Goodfellas is truly remarkable. His portrayal of the guy who adores the gangster lifestyle and constantly cheats on his wife is phenomenal and intense. However, let not forget that Al Pacino’s turn as Michael Corleone in The Godfather is more nuanced than any performance in Goodfellas.

While Henry yells out what he’s feeling, Michael explains everything in a single facial expression. In addition to that, the subtle performances from supporting players like Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, James Caan, Talia Shire, John Cazale, and Diane Keaton only adds extra charm to the whole movie. Though Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci’s support in Goodfellas is riveting, it can never be compared to the ensemble of The Godfather.

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6 Trivia Facts About ‘Pulp Fiction’ That You Didn’t Know

by Kaylen Summers

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

Michael Madsen As Vincent Vega

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

Fake Bible Verse

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

The Bonnie Situation

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

Comeback Film

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

Board Games

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

Pulp Fiction Matches

Before the movie’s UK video rental release, some video stores gave away a pack of limited edition Pulp Fiction matches. The packet had a quote from the film, saying: “You play with matches, you get burned”.

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6 Underground (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: December 13, 2019

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Why is ‘Rushmore’ movie everyone’s favorite?

by Kaylen Summers

Crammed with great movie moments, Wes Anderson’s Rushmore is a darkly inspiring comedy. Released in early 1999, the movie still manages to be funny, wistful, smart, dark, poignant, and irreverent without ever being cynical.

The main plot of the movie is about an eccentric teenager named Max Fischer and his friendship with rich industrialist Herman Blume and their love in common for elementary school teacher Rosemary Cross. 

The movie introduced to the world Wes Anderson’s unique brand of whimsical comedy. However, it isn’t his feature directorial debut. Earlier in 1996, he released Bottle Rocket, which was his first major Hollywood movie. With Rushmore, Wes Anderson kicked off his collaborations with talented actors like Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman.

Critic and Wes Anderson specialist Matt Zoller-Seitz, says: “There are few perfect movies. This is one of them.”

How this movie was able to set a strong emotional bond with its audience?!

Firstly, it is because of the cast. Bill Murray’s take on the self-made millionaire industrialist Herman Bloom is memorable in every sense. He is mean, selfish and bullying. But at the same time, he is also kind, warm and generous with his time and money. His comic timing and slapstick performance are as brilliant as it can get. That’s enough right there to know that this is a great film. Let’s not forget Jason Schwartzman. He is perfect as the young boy, Max who we simultaneously adore and pity.

However, Rushmore is more than just brilliant casting. The movie is about the relationship between Max and Bloom that drives the drama forward. They go from love to hate, and back again. Anyone who watches the movie will easily get hooked with the 15-year-old boy and the 50-year-old man competing for the affection of Ms. Cross.

Rushmore is a film of these small, beautifully observed touches. It is slight and silly, and occasionally a little mannered.

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6 Awesome Plot Twists You Would Never Expect

by Kaylen Summers

There is nothing more exciting in a movie than the brilliant misdirection that’s thrown right in our face. 

Here we are picking out the top ten best movie twists of all time. So there will be some major movie-ruining spoilers ahead. If you haven’t seen anyone of the movies listed below, its okay to skip. 

For everyone who’s still here,  let’s kick it off.

The Time And Place Twist: Planet of the Apes

While the vast majority of twists are aimed to deceive us about either the what or the who, there are a few that mislead us in terms of where and when. Movies like Triangle and The Village gave us similar twists. But none will even come close to the ending of the Planet of the Apes.

The idea that they were on Earth the whole time is absolutely brilliant and completely unexpected.  Released in the 60s, this ape twist set the recipe for great movie twists later.

Conspiracy Twist: The Sting

These types of twists are a common element is heist movies. We love this kind of twist because it takes advantage of our own hubris. Just when we think we’re ahead of the plot, fully informed, and upon every aspect of the scheme, we realize that we too are being duped. The Sting presents the audience with one such excellent twist from this category.

In many ways, we too are similar to Lonnegan in the movie. Without realizing that everything is part of the con, we commit the exact same mistake he does- overbetting our hand.

The Unexpected Bad Guy: Murder on the Orient Express

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If you’ve ever watched Scooby-Doo, you’ll be familiar with these twists. Though there are many great movies that given us such awesome twists, Murder on the Orient Express threw in an extra twist on top. And for that, it needs to be on the list.

Based on the Agatha Christie novel, the movie presents an incredibly complex portrait of 13 strangers suspicious in the murder of Cassidy. While initially, it seems that there is nothing connecting any of the suspects, it emerges that the one thing they have in common is that they all have a reasonable motive. And that’s the twist. The killer is not one, but everyone. The perfect coverup for who’s guilty was that they’re all guilty.

It Was All A Dream: The Wizard of Oz

This is perhaps one of the most controversial and occasionally obnoxious twists commonly found in the film. We’re talking about movies like The Matrix and Source Code that play with the concept of what is real and not. But nothing uses this more brilliantly than the original, the magical and the lovable The Wizard of Oz.

Though this plot twist is considered pretty frustrating and lazy writing, In when it seems like something really interesting and subversive is going on, in The Wizard of Oz, the dream world helps Dorothy subconsciously work out her conflicts in a symbolic way.

All In The Protagonist’s Head: Fight Club

The twist, of course, comes from detangling the fantasy from the reality. These are films where the audience experiences the delusions alongside their unreliable narrator. There is only one movie that comes to our mind when we read this description and that’s Fight Club.

Probably one of the most popular twists of the last few decades, Fight Club manages to slip an entire character by us without us noticing. A character who interacts with all kinds of different characters that tend to keep their hallucinations separate.

Identity Mixup: The Empire Strikes Back

Yes! There are movies like Frailty, Matchstick Men and The Crying Game giving as the best of this plot twist. But, none will be as iconic as this one.

As far as twists go, The reveal of who is Luke’s father is perhaps one of the biggest reveals in movie history. The question is how did they keep it a secret? Well, they lied about it in the script and to just about everybody but Lucas and Hamill, then overdubbed the line later.

Mistaken Identity Twist: Psycho

Don’t get confused with the previous one. This one is entirely different. Instead of realizing we’ve confused someone for another, we realized they’re the exact same person.

With some brilliant contenders to fight for the top spot in this category, it’s tough to find the best one. However, the Norman Bates reveals in Psycho will always stay remarkable. One would ever expect mild-mannered Norman to actually dress up as his dead mother and kill protagonists weirdly early in the movie. This thriller still messes with our heads when we watch it and for that, it remains one of the best movie plot twists of all time.

But, we know that you still have some more awesome movie twists that you want to share with us. Let us know which movie surprised you the most.

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Why is ‘It Happened One Night’ a Classic Worth Watching?

by Kaylen Summers

It was on Feb. 22, 1934, Frank Capra’s classic road trip film It Happened One Night got released into theaters. The movie was an instant hit and won 5 awards at the 7th Academy Awards, which included the best actor for Clark Gable and actress for Claudette Colbert.

Though the iconic movie is running for more than a good two hours, its excellence is that there is not even one dull moment in it. During the post-production, some of it was left on the editing floor, but it is too good throughout that the audiences won’t mind having some extra footage kept in. The main reason for this is that It Happened One Night has a charming, coherent and believable plot. The characters are also lovely and human that you will instantly connect with them and events they go through.

The movie belongs to an offshoot genre of comedy known as screwball comedy. In many ways similar to the romantic comedy, this sub-genre slowly vanished in the 30s itself. However, It Happened One Night still remains as one of the best screwball comedies and also as an iconic cult classic. It has everything from being a comedy with a kick, drama with a punch, and the acting and direction served at a new high.

The lead roles are played by Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. Gable plays the role of a newspaperman who helps Colbert escape from her father. The two embark on a hitchhike from Miami to New York. And eventually, they fall for each other.

Both Gable and Colbert are seemingly effortless in their acting. It felt as if they were joyfully being utterly natural and devastatingly human throughout the picture. Adding this with the perfect lines did nothing but sparkle. It is as if the makers of the movie made extra sure that not even one single dull line of dialogue was there in the whole thing, and there isn’t a character who is not lively. More than its everlasting charm, this gave the film all its life and personality.

Other characters in the movie include Walter Connolly who looks splendid as Miss Colbert’s father. Roscoe Karns also amuses the audiences as a traveling salesman. Alan Hale’s smaller role is also worthy to be mentioned.
But the icing on the cake was from none other than the director of this classic flick- Frank Capra. Along with Joseph Walker’s cinematography, the two created a marvel on the screen.

Whether you are a fan of comedies or not this one is worth seeing. It’s got superb acting, riotous comedy, big names, and perfect direction. So what are you waiting for?! Go watch the movie and let us know how much you enjoyed the movie, in the comments below.

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The Invisible Man (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 28 February 2020

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Jack From ‘Titanic’ is a Time Traveler?

by Emily Keen

A theory from fans will completely change your idea about one of the greatest films ever made. James Cameron’s Titanic as seen right now is a romantic journey that begins on a magnificent ship. The story as we know it was recited by Rose, a survivor who fell in love with Jack Dawson a fellow traveler on board the ship.

But there have been certain inconsistencies in the tale of this epic romance that leaves us wondering. Jack, a young adult from humble roots pursues Rose, a lady of dignified origins. And as the ship progresses so does the intensity of their love. But it has been speculated that Jack was, in fact, a time traveler, who was there only to save Rose’s life.

Sounds crazy? Let us break it down for you. The infamous Titanic met its fate in the year 1912. But there are certain claims that Jack makes, which are shocking for a person existing in that time period.

For starters, the nude art enthusiast says he went ice fishing in Lake Wissota. The man-made Lake in Wisconsin was built in 1917. Now for a man to go fishing in a water body that did not exist until five years in the future, it seems rather impossible in a linear timeline.

In the classic “King of the World” scene, Jack promises Rose a ride on a roller coaster in Santa Monica Pier and that they could ride it until they throw up. As charming as his dreams sound, it might as well be a dream in 1912 since the roller coaster never existed until 1916.

Is it starting to creep you out yet? There is more though!

Jack’s hair looks pretty wonderful, doesn’t it? Except for that kind of hairstyling does not belong to the era in which the Titanic existed. It came into the picture almost in the 1930s. Men’s hair in those days was slicker and closely cropped at the sides.

Speaking of more out of fashion stuff, remember the guy’s backpack? The rucksack that Jack and his friend Fabrizio carry was not in existence until the 1930s. What is more surprising is that the man does not have the kind of money he needs to enter the Titanic. He gambles his way into the ship.

The smoking hot commoner smoked filtered cigarettes that were the product of the 1940s. Did our beloved had a pack picked for the trip to the past is just the question?

So why did he even make that trip? And if he did, why did he not save the lives of thousands of people on board.

The answer seems rather unreasonable but it seems like the only logical way out of this puzzle. The man was there only to save Rose! That’s right!

Imagine if Rose’s attempt to suicide was successful, the ship would obviously have stopped its journey and possibly dodged its perilous fate. That’s for sure given Rose’s high profile status. But Jack is the one who talks the lady out of it and prevents her from jumping from the deck. Not just that. He continues to be with her until the very end and saves her life from the disaster.

But why go through all the trouble to save one woman when he could have saved the lives of so many?

We guess it’s an answer that Jack has taken with himself.

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‘The Wizard of Oz’ Is The Most Influential Film of All Time. Here Is The Reason

by Kaylen Summers

A recent study has found that The Wizard of Oz is the most influential film of all time. The study conducted at the University of Turin selected MGM’s 1939 musical ‘masterpiece’ from more than 47,000 films.

Based on L.Frank Baum’s 1900 children’s novel ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, the movie was MGM’s biggest production at the time ($3 million). However, the movie turned out to be a failure at the box office initially. It was only with several re-releases that the studio was able to make a healthy financial return from it.

How did such a movie end up as the most influential movie of all time?! We also want to find out the answer to that. There are several factors and a variety of combinations that make up the anatomy of a cult film. We will be taking a close look at these elements in The Wizard of Oz.

1. Breaking the Rules

 

In order for any art to gain cultural significance, it needs to break the existing rules and produce something better. In the case of cinema, this happens more often, but only a few will pass the test of time to become cult classics. When MGM decided to make The Wizard of Oz, they knew that they were breaking or rather bending some contemporary self-imposed ‘unwritten rules’ of the industry.

The production was more of a gamble since it followed the failure of 1933’s Paramount production of Alice in Wonderland.  However, what made MGM stand out is the skillful use of Technicolor. And for that, the movie is still considered as an extremely bold and worthy ‘rule twister’.

2. The ‘Better-Than-Life’ Feeling

Cinema has always shaped our reality. It constantly makes us believe that there is something better than life out there. This feeling of leaving the reality behind can be seen even in the most cynical cult movies. When MGM was producing The Wizard of Oz, they made sure that this ‘better-than-life’ sentiment is provoked in the audience.

The makers of the movie deliberately used sepia tones at the beginning of the film and the end, to represent reality. However, in the ‘surreal world’ they used technicolor (which was a new technology at the time).

As a result, we also fell in love with Dorothy Gale’s fantasy world.

3. Missing Subplots

Loose ends are mostly considered as lazy writing. But in cult movies, they add an extra charm. The idea that the characters ‘live on’ outside of the finished story itself keeps these movies open for new speculations and theories.

The abrupt ending of The Wizard of Oz presents the audience with one such loose ending. Initially, it was planned as Hunk/The Scarecrow (Roy Bolger) leaving for an agricultural college and he would eventually marry Dorothy upon his return. However, this was changed to the ‘Kansas family’ assembling around Dorothy’s bed. Though this change happened as a result of the studio shortening the movie’s runtime, it gave the movie its cult appeal.

4. So Bad, It’s Good.

Wait! Are we talking about bad production or the morality of the content?! Unfortunately, The Wizard of Oz has both. Though the movie was made with the biggest budget of that time, it did had many production flaws. The rough ending of the movie is merely the tip of the iceberg. Throughout the film, there are scenes that end a little too abruptly. The Wicked Witch’s instructions to the flying monkeys are cut short almost mid-sentence. This is one of many clunky and disjointed edits in the movie.

As for the moral side, we all know how the ‘romance’ between Dorothy and Hunk/the Scarecrow got diminished.

What do you think about The Wizard of Oz? Does it deserve to be the most influential film of all time? Let us know in the comments below.

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Is E.T. really a Jedi Knight from Star Wars Universe?

by Emily Keen

Fans have theories connecting Steven Spielberg’s E.T. to Lucas’ Star Wars universe. A theory has been doing rounds for quite some time now, that E.T. is, in fact, a Jedi Knight.

It’s a well-known fact that Lucas and Spielberg went to the same film school and share a strong friendship and have even collaborated on projects. Apart from individual success in each of their careers, they got together to give us the Indiana Jones franchise. Besides joint ventures, they even gave each other stakes in projects. Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind got Lucas a stake and the latter’s Star Wars shares a stake with the former.

Given the bond they share, it is rather obvious that they discuss and share opinions on creative matters. And E.T. is no different. Besides, E.T. has at least two Star Wars references. Don’t shock yourself just yet!

Because that isn’t it!

The first is the obvious trick-or-treater dressed as Yoda. The second may sound like a ‘no big deal kind of pop culture reference’ happening in movies all the time. It is Elliott playing with Star Wars figures.

Now some would argue that it was the most basic scene that was important to introduce the story. And given the popularity of the Star Wars franchise, there is rather no other reference that would fit in perfectly.

Agreed!

But then there is a strong fundamental link that adds weight to our claims.

Remember the delegates of the Galactic Senate who appeared in the 1999 Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace?  Can you argue that they are not the same species as E.T.?

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Pointless isn’t it?

We all know the legendary Yoda who addressed the chamber!

Events from the Star Wars chapter one are far behind in the past. But the great Yoda will be remembered and spoken about in years to come. Although we do not know what species he belongs to.

The trick-or-treater scene of a boy dressed as Yoda is fuelling notions that E.T. knows who Yoda is. Why else would he mumble ‘Home’ and try to go towards the human who is only there pulling up cosplay?

In 1982, this could be considered an Easter Egg. But since the release of Phantom Menace, the arc attained a whole new perspective. It was definite proof that the delegates of the Galactic Senate might share a common origin with E.T. We all know, Jedi Knights come from different species. So why would it be wrong to assume that little E.T. did harbor the power of the Force?

Especially after looking at this:

So kids from the 80s have something to boast now! You knew about the existence of a Jedi Knight long before they were officially introduced to the world. How cool is that?

Stay tuned to Spotflik for more such theories!

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10 Best Thriller and Suspense Films of All Time

by Emily Keen

We all know that empty feeling when everything in life is normal? It is because, difficult times and tense moments however unwanted, arguably bring a thrill to life. It is in these moments we feel our hearts pounding like it’s racing against time. We feel alive! This is the exact thrill induced by suspense films. But how often do we come across movies that drive you at the edge of the seat or have you jumping with rug pulling twists?  The combination of utterly creepy characters, mind-bending twists and a compelling plot with pace is what makes the best thrillers.

But it is definitely another huge task to choose the best thrillers from troves of available cinematic gems.

We have narrowed down the list to the 10 movies which remain the best thrillers of all time.

  1. Rear Window (1954)

Ever been so bored you had nothing to do but just randomly build creepy stories in mind? Imagine if that creepy story becomes reality. Scary no? That’s exactly the kind of feeling this film invokes. Rear Window is a masterpiece weaved by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock featuring James Stewart, a photojournalist who is left bound to his apartment due to a broken leg. Since, besides his nurse (Thelma Ritter) and girlfriend (Grace Kelly), the man has no interactions with the world, he resorts to peeping through the windows of the neighbors which leads to unraveling scandalous truths. But what makes this classic even more special is Hitchcock’s art of storytelling and the screenplay that does not involve any action. Just pure humor, suspense souled up by its magnetic cast.

 

  1. North by Northwest (1959)

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The master of suspense, Hitchcock strikes yet again! The dashing honcho of sophisticated comedy, Cary Grant is paired up with other usual Hitchcock collaborators James Mason and Eva Marie Saint. Grant’s charm is as usual worth betting all the money on. Grant plays Roger Thornhill who is mistaken for a government agent and hunted by police and assassins. Eva Kendall protects the man and the two develop a tantalizing relationship while hunting for the real government agent. This film is a legacy that inspired numerous thrillers, only a few among which have successfully made an impact. Although not the same as this film.

 

  1. Manchurian Candidate (1962)

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Based on a volatile plot unraveling secrets of underworld politics, the studio thought it was too risky to produce the film. But with support from John F. Kennedy, John Frankenheimer finally breathed life into a politically charged USSR brainwash thriller. If one wishes to witness the gruesome politics through black and white frames, this iconic film is your go-to. Frank Sinatra plays a U.S. army hero who returns to his homeland from Korea. But the fact that he has been hired by the communists to assassinate a presidential nominee is finally discovered by his buddy who sets on a quest to stop his pal from committing a felony.

 

  1. Blood Simple (1984)

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Written, directed, edited and produced by Ethan and Joel Coen, this is the duo’s breakout movie. The film is a brooding crime classic from the siblings who knew nothing about film sets when they were ready to shoot this dark-humored thriller. Marty(Dan Hedaya) is a bar owner and a ruthless torturer of his wife. Frances McDormand who plays the wife ultimately resorts to cheating with one of the bartenders at Marty’s bar. Marty somehow sniffs the betrayal and hires a detective (Visser) to kill the wife and the lover. Steering moments of pure horror but keeping audiences in the know of everything, in contrast to most thriller this film binds a tale of bleak fatalism which is a recurring theme in most cinemas.

 

  1. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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This Oscar-winning work of art became the third film in American history to sweep five major awards after It Happened One Night and One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. To date the horror film remains the only scary film to win The Best Picture Oscar. The film concocts a shrewd serial killer psychology thriller brilliantly brought to life by Jodie Foster, Jack Crawford, and Anthony Hopkins. This is one of those rare movies which has the power to keep you coming back for a re-watch even though you know what it entails. Jonathan Demme indeed crafted a gripping plot to pull the audience right inside the story.

 

  1. The Usual Suspects (1995)

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“The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” The iconic line from this movie by the legendary Kevin Spacey says everything about this blazing cult classic. In his Oscar-winning performance, Spacey plays a mysterious con man and plans a million dollar heist with his partners, the usual suspects in the list of police records. The planned heist fails on cosmic proportions and then comes an offer from the Devil himself. Keyser Soze is a criminal mastermind known to people only through stories of his heinous crimes but not by face. The suspects agree for they have little choice left when it comes to dealing with the mysterious face of violence.

 

  1. Se7en (1995)

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The ending is blowing the minds of audiences even today. If that is not enough to get you excited about the film, David Fincher’s unparalleled obsession with weaving, edgy dark stories will. Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman play detectives looking into brutal murders symbolizing seven sins- pride, lust, gluttony, wrath, sloth, greed and envy. A vicious yet epic tale that approaches a twist of stellar proportions at the end. Se7en inspired countless storylines and revolutionized the genre of detective/thriller.

 

  1. Memento (2000)

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Apart from the riveting performances by Guy Pearce and Joe Pantoliano what makes this film so great is Christopher Nolan’s flair of weaving an emotionally charged storyline with equally magnificent twists. The film is a different kind of cinematic experience altogether with reverse storylines and chronological events merge and help you connect with the soul of the character. It gets you curious and more importantly satisfies that curiosity. It reveals the end at the very start defying the fundamental norms of cinematic storytelling. What makes you stick around is just the characters and theme.

 

  1. No Country For Old Men (2007)

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It’s the ‘once amateur’ siblings again! Imagine if Ethan and Joel Coen can create a masterpiece without knowing things about filmmaking, what could they do with experience? Cormac McCarthy’s novel forms the plot for this thrilling film. No exaggeration intended! It is literally thrilling. It begins with a Vietnamese veteran (Josh Brolin) discovering a huge amount of cash in the wake of a failed drug deal. He flees with the cash and invites being chased by an enigmatic killer. The crisp frames, captivating landscapes, and biblical themes elevate the effect of this ‘almost an action’ feature by the Coen Brothers.

 

  1. Prisoners (2013)

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A peculiar touch of David Fincher’s dark and seedy world is the treatment that prevails the backdrop of Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners. Hugh Jackman plays a father whose 6-year-old daughter is missing and the identity of the kidnapper is the obvious mystery they have to solve. The feature is a slow burn of tension intensified with jaw-dropping twists and turns. Jake Gyllenhaal plays detective Loki who is obsessed with his job and Paul Dano is a suspect who is released due to lack of evidence. The stellar cast along with an emotionally powerful storyline makes this movie an absolute work of art.

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7 Disturbing Movies on Netflix That You Will Only Watch Once

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

1. The Witch (2015)

🍅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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Why ‘The Shining’ is the scariest (and best) horror movie ever made?

by Kaylen Summers

Hollywood horror classics will not be complete with the genre-defying movie The Shinning from the maestro Stanley Kubrick. It may be a cinematic adaptation of the beloved novel by Stephen King, but the movie has dexterously scraped away most of the supernatural horrors from its source material. Yet, it still remains as the most creepy, unnerving, deeply engaging horror movie to have come out from the genre.

But, how did this movie- without the typical horror genre elements- managed to remain the finest brilliantly-crafted horror movie of all time. Yes! It is directed by Stanley Kubrick and that explains a lot. But, we are still going to take a deep dive into this cult-classic and see what hidden gems are in-store for us.

Jack Nicholson At His Best

Well, this one is actually obvious. The Shining will never be this spooky and eerie without Jack Nicholson’s brilliant performance. We don’t need some masked, machete-wielding serial killer to bring in the scares. It only took Nicholson’s depiction of Jack Torrance and his slow descent into madness. His facial expressions and line delivery are enough to create monster scares than any amount of makeup or costume design ever could. But let’s not forget the other cast of The Shining who gave terrific performances as well, including Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, and even Danny Lloyd.

Fictional Horrors To Explore Real Horrors

There are two ways in which the horror movie genre generates fear in the minds of audiences. One is by the use of fictional elements like werewolves, zombies, black magic or so. The other is by using real devices like death, violence, torture, etc. However, in The Shining, Kubrick skillfully uses the fictional horrors- like the supernatural ghostly presence in the Overlook Hotel, to explore the underlying real-life horrors of abuse and murder. Perhaps, it is this engaging conflict between these two that makes this movie so bone-chilling.

No Cheap Scares

The most wonderful thing to learn from this Kubrik masterpiece is that every scene in the movie needs to be there. There are no out-of-place cliched scenes. Not even a second of the long two and a half hours is wasted with some gruesome horror movie element. Horror classics like Halloween and Rosemary’s Baby maybe some of the best flicks from the genre. But unlike them, The Shining has no fat under its bones. One of the reasons for this might be because the movie was trimmed down in editing to make it more marketable. Whatever the case may be, it ended up as a streamlined horror masterpiece and the genre’s finest.

It’s Wide Open To Interpretations

For any filmmaker who is attempting to make a movie from the genre, The Shining serves as a perfect inspiration in every sense. A major reason for this is that it is open to interpretation. However, no matter how much interpretation that we find in this movie, it will still be open for more. For almost 40 years since it was released, The Shining has gone through infinite deconstructions and countless essays and books than any other movie.

This Shakespearean element of deciphering meanings has kept us at the edge each time we watch the movie. We still can’t ease into it. We still can’t find out the real meaning or end to this incredible cinematic experience. And that makes it a timeless work of art.

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Little Joe (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Little Joe (2019) follows a single mother named Alice. She is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing a special crimson flower. The plant is said to keep its owner happy. Alice, going against the company’s policies takes her son to see the flower.

Releasing Date: 6 December 2019

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Waves (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Waves (2019) tell the epic emotional journey of a suburban African American family. After suffering a tragic loss, they are set to navigate love, forgiveness, and togetherness. The movie takes place in the vibrant landscape of South Florida. It got its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival.

Releasing Date: 15 November 2019 

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Star War’s Lands in a Pit of Uncertainty Yet Again

by Emily Keen

The future of the Star Wars franchise is still on the fence. With GOT creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff exiting the project, fans are left to wonder how and where the brand will progress from here on.

Kevin Feige is set to produce a Star Wars film but that won’t happen any time soon since the Marvel studios honcho is busy with MCU projects. Feige who has led the Marvel universe on a sensational journey with multiple billion-dollar products was rumored to probably take over Lucasfilm. But a recent report from ‘Variety’ dismissed the rumors of Feige attaining any big role at Lucasfilm.

Besides, the Star Wars Franchise is a solid brand in itself and needs not to worry about the effects of organizational level mishaps. Each film in the universe aside from Star Wars: Solo Story has grossed over $1 billion global collections.

Also, creators leaving a project is not entirely an alien situation for the franchise. Remember when Colin Trevorrow and Josh Trank left their Star Wars projects even before they started? Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s unforeseen exit from the Han Solo-centric feature was almost an upheaval of stellar proportions.

In a recent report, Variety cleared some facts on the unfortunate situation the creators and makers were trapped in and how the Ron Howard did the unthinkable by filling in the last moment.

The duo viewed the project as an opportunity to weave a fresh and unique concept that sets it apart from the other franchise films and not just make it a fan service affair. Lucasfilm, however, was not in for all the improvisation and risk-taking. Where everyone was looking forward to a Lord-and-Miller-directed Han Solo feature, the duo had a hard time coming up with a vision for the film that harmonized with the outlook of the studio. Extensive experimentation and uncertainty caused the film’s production to be delayed thus inviting a situation wherein no other option was left for the two rather than to leave the franchise.

The studio ultimately brought in Howard who shot 70 percent of the final feature and delivered the $250M film right in time for its Memorial Day release.

It looks like Benioff and Weiss’ departing situation is much better than that of Miller and Lord’s retreat. Obviously, because the project has not begun any production.

As reported by Variety “The departure of the two [David Benioff, D.B. Weiss] likely sends the studio back to the drawing board with the future of the series more uncertain than it has been since Disney closed its $4 billion deal for Lucasfilm in 2012.”

But given Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilms’ expertise in handling the status quo, the franchise definitely seems in safe hands. Although they don’t have much time with the release of the last film of Skywalker Saga closing in. The fact that they do need a comprehensive strategy for future-proofing the brand is inevitable.

The last chapter of the Skywalker trilogy is all set for release on December 20th, 2019.

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When Will Be The Next Endgame Level MCU Team-Up?! Here Is Your Answer

by Kaylen Summers

Avengers Endgame was a pretty huge conclusion to the 10-year-long saga of Marvel movies. The blockbuster is currently the highest-grossing film of all time and has no intention of leaving the crown behind anytime soon. But if you are expecting another mega movie event from MCU anytime soon, you are mistaken.

It seems like we have to wait another 10 years for such a movie event to happen again. Recently, Marvel Studios executive producer Trinh Tran explained about the time duration for seeing something like Avengers: Endgame again.

There is no doubt that the Infinity Saga wrapped up, with fans stunned and craving for more. With the pressure of the huge success over their head, recreating such an event again in a fresh new way is a huge challenge for Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige and his gang. With that being said, the studios are now focusing only on the development of its Phase 4. Talking about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tran had this to say:

“Our focus right now is to make sure that the titles that we’ve released in Phase 4… obviously those stories are going to be new, exciting, different and can connect with the audience like the other movies have been. Over 10 years ago, it’s always been our dream to get to Infinity War and Endgame level. We didn’t know obviously where that was going to go at the start of the studio, but it’s incredible to know that we were able to accomplish that. Now it’d be amazing if we could get to that level 10 years later, so I think it’s a dream to continue doing that and build upon the MCU and the connective tissue that we have.”

Lately, Kevin Feige has been giving out a lot of information about what to expect in Phase 4 and probably Phase 5. With new stories ready to be explored, the MCU is also expanding further to join the small screen on the Disney+ streaming service. But, will Disney+ shows have any connection with the main Cinematic Universe? Trinh Tran had this to say.

“And now with obviously our Disney+ side and the shows and how our characters are venturing into that world and how that’s gonna lead to the future and more franchises and more stories and more properties and their connective tissue to the rest of the MCU, it would be amazing to do something like this 10 years later.”

Though everything seems to be well sorted out from the studio’s part, it seems like we have to wait further to see how well it all turns out. There are also many popular Fox products waiting to be explored by the studio. So hopes are high from the fans’ side.

Will there be an X-Men crossover anytime soon?! Or will be the Fantastic Four movie to happen first?! Tell us what you think about the Marvel’s Phase 4 plans

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The Grudge (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 2 January 2020

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Bloodshot (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date:  21 February 2020

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9 Great Spaghetti Western Movies Of All Times

by Emily Keen

Obsessed with Tarantino’s western revisionist dramas are we? But what laid the inspiration for Tarantino’s widely popular genre might still be unknown to many cinephiles. The template for the current revisionist cinema is borrowed from the works of Spaghetti westerns aficionados. Which you will realize once you watch the great epics of the genre mostly acclaimed to Sergio Leone, the legend of Spaghetti Westerns.

If you haven’t broached this group yet, here is what you can start with. Or rather you must start with!  

 

  1.   Once Upon A Time In The West

 IMDb rating: 8.5/10

Waging in all the classic vices of the genre, Once Upon a Time In The West sits at the pinnacle of the Spaghetti westerns. Well because everything right from Ennio Morricone’s score to the film’s visual impact is extraordinary. From an efficient blend of corruption, injustice and violence spawns a brutally honest tale of the old west. Henry Fonda’s Frank is a sadistic killer hired by a crippled railroad kingpin to seize the property of a prime railroad owner. The attempt of seizing the land goes foul as, after the death of the owner, the property is lawfully transferred to his wife who is now under the protection of Charles Brosnan’s Harmonica. Sergio Leone’s magnum opus is a vicious jumble of alliances and betrayals. Not to mention the riveting performances by Brosnan and Fonda.  The film is without a doubt the best western ever made.

  1.   The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

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 IMDb rating: 8.8/10

TGTBTU is an epic stemming from the conflict in the wake of the civil war. For the uninitiated, this film is tantamount to the first port of call before making it to others in the genre. The magnificent film brings together three parties to track an allied treasure. The reluctant team-up unleashes a wild skirmish resulting in one of the classic and genius western stories ever made.

  1.   For A Few Dollars More

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 IMDb rating: 8.3/10

The quintessential tale of western partnership sets a platform for Sergio Leone’s famous trilogy. The movie surpassed its predecessor in every capacity but essentially not the successors. Lee Van Cleef and Clint Eastwood is probably the best onscreen chemistry ever created with a pair of western gunslingers. Topping a fine storyline, as usual, was Morricone’s trademark score. The film’s climax unarguably beats the buildup and is the best pay-off amongst many others in the genre.  

  1.   The Great Silence

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 IMDb rating: 7.7/10

Sergio Corbucci manages to create a masterpiece tale with the backdrop of The Great Blizzard of 1899. The elements of a cold disaster worked hand in glove with the cold nature of the protagonist who loses his voice with the brutal assassination of his parents. Hungry for revenge he sets out to bring the killers to justice teaming with Mormon outlaws and a young African American woman. The movie managed to stand out with setup and story painted in stark contrast to its contemporaries. Tarantino’s Hateful Eight contains a eulogy of the opening scene of this film.

  1.   The Big Gundown

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 IMDb rating: 7.4/10

A symbol of American imperialism brewed by Sergio Donati brings out the shady truth of politics that prevailed in the era. Jonathan Corbett(Lee Van Cleef) is a lawman who is presented with a chance to run for Senate for he has displayed an unprecedented mastery of skills at work. But before that, he is assigned with bounty killing of an alleged rapist by the power broker throwing the bone. In pursuit of his bounty, the lawman finally discovers the truth of impacts of political order on the underprivileged and that his target may not be guilty after all. A rather unusual blend of socio-political themes presented to the viewers by some extraordinary performances, The Big Gundown went on to become a classic post many years after release.

  

  1.   A Fistful Of Dollars

 

  IMDb rating: 8.0/10

The beginning of what shall forever remain an iconic trilogy in the history of westerns, A Fistful of Dollars may not be as charged as it’s sequels but deserves special mention for being a Kickstarter to the regime of western spaghetti. The movie follows a tale of a cynical gunman, Joe, who flaunts his ostensible allegiance to two rival gangs but is loyal to none. Clint Eastwood’s performance as Joe is the most iconic role of his career. The story borrows the mold of Kurosawa’s Yojimbo but Leone’s treatment definitely brings out a stunning original that now serves as inspiration itself.  

 

  1.   Duck, You Sucker! (A Fistful Of Dynamite)

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 IMDb rating: 7.7/10

A rather underrated film of Sergio Leone, this happens to be the second film of the Dollar trilogy. In the final act, Leone soars down the focus to a single character. The movie finds its roots in the Mexican revolution of 1910 with a classic transformation of an outlaw to a revolutionary storyline. Although unlike other westerns, the film is less political and more of an emotionally charged affair, navigating the essence of friendship during a volatile phase of Mexican history.

  1.   A Bullet For The General

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 IMDb rating: 7.1/10

Set in the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution the movie follows the life of El Chuncho, a militant turned revolutionary. Guiding his path of transformation is a prisoner of government forces. The film is a poignant account of political drama, deception and conflicts weighed against the power of conscience and trust. With a heartfelt performance by Gian Maria Volontè, the feature is considered one of the best among the genre of Zapata Westerns.

  1.   Django (1966)

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IMDb rating: 7.3/10

Django is one of the classic western spaghetti films, very much in the Sergio Leone mold. A soldier of the Union Army begins his journey across the south with a coffin. Of course, there is a lot of action along the way when the cowboy hero has to face off against multiple enemies across the Mexican border. Drawing subtle inspiration from A fistful of Dollars, the film explicitly mimics the classic Kurosawa style film making and continues to have a cultural impact years later.

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Jane Foster’s Cancer Storyline Could Find its way in Thor: Love and Thunder

by Emily Keen

Taika Waititi recently teased that Thor: Love and Thunder might explore Jane Foster’s battle with breast cancer. Natalie Portman who will reprise her role as Jane Foster in the Ragnarok sequel, will acquire the abilities of an Asgardian and become female Thor as hinted by Waititi in his earlier interviews.

The new plot retains significant arcs from 2014 comic written by Jason Aaron with Russell Dauterman as the artist. Not only does Jane return but she returns as Mighty Thor. The question is will the makers be generous enough to lift the part about Jane’s battle with cancer as well?

As per the comic, Jane in her human form is diagnosed with breast cancer. Meanwhile, Thor grows unworthy of wielding the power of Mjolnir.

Following which the hammer grants its powers to Jane who becomes a new Mighty Thor. As a human, she cannot endure the effects of the painful disease. But her super-powered form is able to fight it owing to the powers rendered to her by the hammer.

Waititi seems much intrigued by the part of the story of Foster’s cancer battle. But he is not sure about how much of that story will make it into the film, since plans for Marvel films are subject to change even when late in production or editing phases.

In his recent interview with Variety, the Jojo Rabbit director said

“I think that’s a really powerful part of the books. I think it’s really cool that she’s fighting this thing and there’s two battles going on. Personally, I really love that storyline. But whether it ends up in the film is yet to be seen,”

Waititi has not worked with Portman’s character before since she was missing in Ragnarok. The writer/director approached the Oscar-winning actress to make a comeback in Love and Thunder for an even more promising role than she had in the first two installments of the series.

Chris Hemsworth will reprise his eponymous character along with Portman’s Jane and Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie. The storyline if retained will tackle a powerful subject and could in some way prove inspirational to the cancer-stricken around the world.

Thor: Love and Thunder will open in theatres on November 5, 2021. Don’t miss Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit which hits the screens on October 18.

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9 Netflix Halloween Movies That Are Super Scary to Watch

by Emily Keen

Halloween is the time for brewing up some hocus pocus with friends and family. But if you do not have much to do this Halloween season, grab some candy corn and Apple cider, get cozy in the blanket and tune in to Netflix. There are some spooky fun horror movies waiting to be discovered. We narrowed down the list with some of the most iconic classic and new horror movies to make your task simpler.

Here are nine tales of otherworldly horror for you to enjoy this Halloween season.

  1. Coraline

IMDb rating: 7.7/10

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

 

  1. The Ritual

IMDb rating: 6.3/10

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

 

  1. The Sixth Sense

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IMDb rating: 8.1/10

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

 

  1. I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

IMDb rating: 4.5/10

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

 

  1. Murder Party

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IMDb rating: 5.9/10

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

 

  1. The Witch

IMDb rating: 6.8/10

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

 

  1. The Crow

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IMDb rating: 7.6/10

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

 

  1. Horns

IMDb rating: 6.5/10

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

 

  1. The Babysitter

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IMDb rating: 6.3/10

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

No matter how old you are. The list has something for everyone. Watch away!

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Lands a Secret Role In Matrix 4

by Emily Keen

Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has been officially signed for a lead role in Matrix 4. The makers are reportedly deep into a rigorous casting process and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II clearly passed the hard test.

It’s a test to enter The Matrix Universe after all. You need more than just acting skills!

 

Although the role landed by The Greatest Showman star has been kept under wraps. We are left with a hint about a young Morpheus appearing in the film. And now, looks like the two pieces of the puzzle fit right in.

As we know Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity. Warner Bros. is also excited they were able to get Lana Wachowski back at the Director’s chair.

The present Warner Bros Studios boss Toby Emmerich said:  “We could not be more excited to be re-entering The Matrix with Lana. Lana is a true visionary – a singular and original creative filmmaker – and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in The Matrix universe.”

The concept of The Matrix was considered a benchmark in the history of Sci-fi cinema for many considered it way ahead of its time. Although Reloaded and Revolutions did drop the ball, this could be the franchise’s chance to redeem itself. And looks like the Wachowskis are hell-bent on making that happen

Lana is going ahead with the screenplay in full swing. She said she has been adapting pre-developed concepts for the plot along with sister Lilly Wachowski. The Lazarus Project author Aleksandar Hemon and writer David Mitchell are also lending the story their writing prowess.

Lana said in a statement – “Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now. I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends.”

The Matrix Universe genesis-ed almost 20 years ago revolutionizing the way sci-fi movies were perceived. The film begins production early 2020 and there is no confirmation of a release date for the feature. The plot of Matrix 4 has been creating waves amongst the fans with impending mysteries and rumors. We can only hope the follow up is worth all the commotion.

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Guy Ritchie and Jason Stathom are Back With a New Action Thriller

by Emily Keen

After Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie are powering up again for a Miramax action thriller. The currently unnamed project is a remake of a 2004 French film Le Convoyeur.

The plot charts the life of a reserved and mysterious man who works for armored trucks company. The character-driven script spans across various timelines in the life of the protagonist through a meticulously crafted narrative creating a truly mind-altering experience.

Miramax CEO Bill Block and Ivan Atkinson will be lending the project their producorial prowess.

Block said in his statement- “Working again with Guy Ritchie on our second collaboration together, alongside renowned actor Jason Statham, is a privilege, and we anticipate that the tone and flavor of these two longtime friends will resurrect nothing less than a true, genre classic,”

Ritchie who can’t wait to work with Statham once again had this to say:

“I’m looking forward to bringing this story to life and working with Jason while he still has the use of his knees.”

Jason Statham’s latest project with Dwayne Johnson, Hobbs and Shaw saw a tremendous global success grossing over $758 million. Even though the fast and furious spin-off had a bit of a sluggish start at the box office, it eventually kicked up momentum and how.

Guy Ritchie’s year too has started on a fantastic note with Aladdin turning out to be a massive success worldwide. Aladdin currently stands tall with a global collection of $1 billion. His upcoming projects include The Gentlemen starring Matthew McConaughey who plays an expat Drug lord based in London trying to clean himself up while enemies try to take over his empire.

For all we know, the unnamed project with Statham is Ritchie’s claim to fame frenetic action genre. There are no official confirmations on production dates or release dates as of yet. Similar is the case of the remaining cast line up for the action freight but we are hoping for the news to drop soon enough.

Stay tuned to Spotflik for more updates on the Hollywood adaptation of the French action thriller.

 

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Tom Holland’s Next big Project With Russo Brother’s Begins Production

by Emily Keen

Now that Sony and Marvel have finally settled the Spiderman conflict, Tom Holland can happily get back to work. Joe and Anthony Russo’s Cherry has officially kicked off with principal photography. This is the Russo brothers’ fourth big venture in collaboration with Tom Holland since Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

The brothers were eventually planning on shooting the film in their hometown of Cleveland but could not do so owing to uncertainty around Ohio’s film production tax incentives.

Cherry is a big-screen adaptation of Nico Walker’s Bestselling novel with the same name. Holland will portray the protagonist of the story who is a war veteran and suffers from the post-traumatic stress disorder. He resorts to bank robberies to support his drug addiction. 

The first announcement about the project came in March with Holland’s in the lead role. The makers also confirmed that the film will be R-rated.  Co-starring with Holland in female lead is Wayne star Ciara Bravo. The remaining cast line up includes star Bill Skarsgard, Jack Reynor, Forrest Goodluck, Jeff Wahlberg, Michael Gandolfini, and Kyle Harvey.

In a joint statement, Russo brothers said

“We were drawn to Cherry given our personal experience from Cleveland, as well as the important need to share stories like these. As Cleveland natives ourselves, it means a lot to us to be able to film in our hometown. We shot the exteriors for Winter Soldier here, we are excited to return home to our roots.”

The novel happens to draw inspiration from the real-life experiences of the author who is also a Cleveland native. We can see what really sparked the connection between the Russo Brothers and the story.

At the Comic-con event in July, Joe Russo expressed why they felt like taking up the subject.

“It’s a story about drug addiction and the opioid crisis. It’s touched us both, it’s a deeply personal movie for us. The gent who wrote the book went through the same growth arc in the same part of the city we grew up in — but different experiences.”

Stay tuned to Spotflik for more updates on the movie.

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We Finally Know The Secret Behind C-3PO’s Red Eyes

by Emily Keen

Disney is leaving no chance to mess with the minds of Star Wars followers by revealing clips of questionable nature from The Rise of Skywalker. Daisy Ridley’s Rey, wielding a double-bladed red lightsaber has drawn assumptions that she has fraternized with the enemy. And then another speculation of a good character gone dark seeded from the footage of C-3PO flaunting ominous red eyes.

Plausible explanations behind the red oozing out of C-3PO ‘s peekers are that either he has been swayed or that he is probably a sith. But a recent update about a new character helped us connect the dots.

A Droidsmith of diminutive stature with talents of cosmic proportions – Babu Frik!

Here is how Starwars.com stylized the persona and fervors of the new alien:

“The tiny Anzellan droidsmith, first glimpsed in toy form during the Triple Force Friday livestream event, works among the Spice Runners of Kijimi and can reprogram or modify virtually any droid — regardless of the security measures protecting its systems.”

Have a look at the pint-sized droid technician in live-action:

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Now size up and focus on the part that says “can reprogram or modify virtually any droid”.

Babu Frik is clearly the only one with the powers and talent to mess up with the protocol fixated droid created by Annakin Skywalker. That’s all we needed to understand why C-3PO is shooting red daggers in the trailer. Now we are not quite sure, who Babu Frik swears his allegiance to, but guessing from the part that says “Spice Runners of Kimji” it will not be wrong to assume he operates for Resistance.

The very first disclosure about Babu Frik came in September. The classic toy unveiling the furry coated droid master happened at the Triple Force Friday Preview event. Although not much has been revealed about Babu’s role in the franchise sequel. We can’t help but think if it is because he could do something important to the story.

It’s hard to clearly decipher the arcs of the final chapter looking at the skillfully edited trailers. They are only flashing glimpses from the movie without projecting a clear idea of the plot. All we can do is interpret these glimpses to get the bigger picture. However, it’s only fair to maintain the mysterious aura given this is the final chapter of the Skywalker Trilogy.

After all, it’s just a few months ahead of release and fans deserve this period of excitement.

The Rise of Skywalker opens in theatres on December 20, 2019.

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Eli Roth’s Amazing Reaction When Asked About His Upcoming Project!

by Emily Keen

The word is out and official that Eli Roth will be producing the latest Orion slasher flick 10-31. The story crafted by Ian Shorr and Peter Gamble is set in the backdrop of Halloween. A young woman goes trick-or-treating with her niece and nephew and discovers about a serial killer being loose in her neighborhood. That’s just the synopsis we know about for now. But looking at the Hostel director’s excitement seems like the slasher flick has lots in store than just a gripping storyline.

There are currently no reports on who will be directing the horror flick. The same goes for the cast as well. The screen story written by Kathy Charles will be handled by a pretty impressive team of producers. Roth and Roger Birnbaum’s Arts District Entertainment will be producing the film alongside John Zaozirny’s Bellevue Productions.

Roth was quoted saying this about his upcoming project: “Very rarely do you get a script that grabs you by the throat, holds you until the last page, and gives you nightmares after. I don’t want to reveal too much, but this is one of the best, scariest premises for a horror film that I have read in years. Slasher films are my favorite subgenre of horror, and this script has all the ingredients of a new classic. We are very excited to make this film with Orion, who we have a long relationship with, and who understands what it takes to make a no holds barred scary movie.”

Executive producer Michael Besman too seemed quite excited. In a statement he said:

10-31 is exactly the type of movie that Eli and I have been looking to make for Arts District Entertainment: Smart, elevated genre for a wide audience. The writing has originality, style, elegance, and most of all, real tension and scares. We look forward to a great production with Orion.”

Eli Roth’s most recent works include Death Wish remake and The House With a Clock on it’s Walls as a director. He also produced the AMC series History of Horror and Haunt.

10-31 does not have a release date yet. Stay tuned to Spotflik for more updates on the movie.

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9 Netflix Movies That Are too NSFW to Watch

by Emily Keen

However progressive, humans are bound to have sweat dripping off their forehead if they have to share a room while a sex scene runs on TV. Especially if it’s with a parent! The feeling of secondhand embarrassment is universal to humanity, no matter what age you are strutting through.

So here are a few movies that need to stay strictly off-limits on family get-togethers or even movie nights with friends. Friends too yes! Unless of course, you share a blatant lack of respect for each others privacy.

 

  1. The Late Bloomer

 

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Run Time: 90 min | IMDb: 5.2/10

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

 

  1. Below Her Mouth

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Run Time: 94 min | IMDb: 5.5/10

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

 

  1. Nymphomaniac Vol I

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Run Time: 117 min | IMDb: 6.9/10

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

 

  1. Immoral Tales

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Run Time: 103 min | IMDb: 5.7/10

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

 

  1. The Package

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Run Time: 94 min | IMDb: 5.5/10

The package seems like a safe way to address the entity they are actually trying to imply here. Wait till you find out what the discretion holds, highly protected in a cooler.

Whatever! It’s a Penis!

Already grossed out? Well then don’t watch, because the fate of the penis is way too worse than the hospitalized teen who chops it off with a switchblade. An unfortunate incident unfolds on a  spring break, where one among the group of highly messed up teens incises his tenders and the group safely sends him to the hospital. Only with the wrong package! Could things go more wrong? Yeah! They are already high up the mountains by the time they realize their friend might just pay the price of their carelessness. A dark comedy aimed at saving genitalia, The Package is not for the feeble ones who mellow up jargon with euphemisms.

 

  1. The Little Hours

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Run Time: 90 min | IMDb: 5.8/10

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

 

  1. Love

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Run Time: 135 min | IMDb: 6.1/10

A 3D sexual adventure that will blow your mind with thrice the level of erotica. An artistic sex epic weaved with closely packed sex scenes and visuals of privates up for display,  Gaspar Noé’s Love, created quite a buzz at the film festivals. The film is about a couple looking to amplify their sexual experience with a threesome but forget to factor in the emotional chaos it might lead to.

 

  1. Blue Is the Warmest Color

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Run Time: 180 min | IMDb: 7.8/10

A poignant account of Adele’s romantic experience with a blue-haired woman- Emma!. Self-discovery is the crux of the story and inspiration ensues as Adele blooms in Emma’s presence. The story draws its plot from a novel and is quite a piece of art cinema. It however contains a long and intense scene of graphic sex hindering your desire of experiencing this beautiful tale of Lesbian romance.

 

  1. Y Tu Mamá También

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Run Time: 106 min | IMDb: 7.6/10

This art drama directed by Alfonso Cuaron may particularly not be an oasis of vulgarity, but does contain a threesome of electrifying intensity. So definitely not safe to watch at work kind of movie! Cuaron cinema is bound to be a muscular script with underlying subtext. One thing we ought to remember is that art-house directors believe in “No compromises”. It is essential to bring out the depth and conviction in each character. And being a coming of age drama, Y Tu Mamá También demands at least some aggressive making out.

So the next time you decide to watch any of these movies, be sure to maintain a low profile.