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10 Best Groundbreaking Fantasy Films

by Kaylen Summers

Fantasy is a genre that takes our minds into the realms of creativity and imagination. It transports everyone into worlds that are alien, beautiful, and mesmerizing. Here are some of the best fantasy films to watch:

1. Groundhog Day

This film is a beautiful mix of fantasy and deep philosophical thought. The story follows a sour, cynical weatherman doomed to repeat the same day over and over again after getting into a time loop. This is a lovely film that extends beyond fantasy and tries to bring many elements into the narrative. Watch this film for an unforgettable experience.

2. My Neighbour Totoro

Hayao Miyazaki’s family fantasy is one of the most charming films ever made. It’s the story of two sisters who move with their dad to be close to their sick mother, and there they meet a snuggly monster with a goofy grin and a twelve-legged cat bus. The world-building in the film is amazing, and it is a very intense, moving film.

3. A Matter of Life and Death

This is the story of a plane crash after which the protagonist finds himself at the pearly gates of a mysterious place. There are two locations in the film, earth, and heaven. In the latter, a celestial court must decide if the pilot will be spared or not, and the film then moves into an inquiry of the best and worst in how we live our lives.

4. The Dark Crystal

This is a quest story where a Gelfling, must fulfill a prophecy and defeat the aging, decaying race of Skeksis in favor of the gentler, wiser Mystics. The film’s character design is remarkable and it shows immense conviction in the power of imagination. The world and the characters in the film are built on very solid grounds. It is a mesmerizing experience and is a must-watch.

5. La Belle et la Bête

Nearly 70 years after its release, the magic of the story of Beauty and the Beast still casts a spell. An adaptation of a fairy tale, the film has many magical elements like disembodied arms appearing through the walls of the Beast’s castle to hoist the candelabras lighting Belle’s path. It is a delightful watch with amazing effects and truly mysterious, yet captivating sequences.

6. Spirited Away

A benchmark of animation films as a whole, this magical adventure film turns the wanderings of a lonely ten-year-old girl into an experience, complete with ancient folklore and modern storytelling techniques. Magical, groundbreaking, and undeniable, this film is still the highest-grossing movie in Japanese history.

7. Ugetsu Monogatari

The greatest ghost story ever told on screen; this is a tale of two greedy peasants who try to profit from the civil war raging through their country. Soon, one of the men becomes enchanted with a mysterious noblewoman, taking leave of both his senses and his family in one swoop. The film’s fantasy world is eerie, mysterious, and very intriguing. It is a well-crafted film and quite a milestone in the fantasy genre.

8. Onward

This is yet another amazing fantasy film that is all heart. It follows a pair of grieving elf brothers who turn to magic to reanimate their father they never really knew, for 24 hours. But the spell is broken halfway through, leaving them with half a dad. With only the legs operational and the missing top half flopping around under layers of clothes, the three bluff their way through a quest to find a magical gem and finish the job.

9. King Kong

King Kong is a character that does not need much introduction. The film is a beautiful and haunting one that explores the fantasy genre in all its glory. It is one of those films that offer a lot of thought while entertaining and making you go wow. The film is a favorite among adults and kids alike, making it an all-time hit.

10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

This adaptation of JRR Tolkein’s genre-defining trilogy is fantasy’s most inimitable benchmark. The film and its sequels continue to thrill moviegoers for generations to come. It gets you invested with its brilliant world that is full of magic, thrill, and depth. The franchise is unlike any other, making it an evergreen fantasy favorite.

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10 Movies That Are Actually Comic Book Adaptations

by Kaylen Summers

Comics are a great form of entertainment and insight. It is perhaps a huge part of many of our childhoods. Here are some great films that are originally comic book adaptations:

1. Blue Is The Warmest Colour

Le bleu est une couleur chaude is a graphic novel written and illustrated by Julie Maroh and first published in 2010. The English language version, Blue Is The Warmest Colour was later published in 2013. The graphic novel received widely positive reviews and was adapted into a film in the same year it was published in English. This is the story of two women who try to find love, freedom, art, and escape. It is critically acclaimed and quite an audience favorite.

2. Hellboy

Hellboy is a character from a famous graphic novel. Though it only loosely followed its source material and virtually created its own lore, this film is widely regarded as the best adaptation of this character and story. It is a film that shows how an adaptation can deviate from the original storyline, yet retain the character and make it very believable.

3. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

In August of 2004, Canadian author and illustrator, Bryan Lee O’Malley created the first volume of this comic series. This is considered one of the most accurate, iconic examples of a classic comic series brought to life. With its popping, vibrant imagery and amazing casting, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is fondly remembered and well-loved to this day by critics and film buffs all over.

4. Oldboy

Oldboy is a Japanese manga series that ran from 1996 to 1998, spanning eight volumes and seventy-nine collective chapters. In 2003, director Park Chan adapted the series into a critically acclaimed, award-winning film by the same name. This film adaptation is often considered to be one of the best. It’s still talked about to this day, and it still garners much more recognition than the more recent 2013 adaptation.

5. A History Of Violence

Adapted from a graphic novel of the same title published in 1997, written by John Wagner and illustrated by Vince Locke. The standalone graphic novel did not garner much attention until its film adaptation hit theatres nearly ten years later. The film has a very unique tone and visuals which are very striking. This is a film well worth watching.

6. Persepolis

The first Persepolis graphic novel was published in 2000 and depicted the life of author and illustrator, Marjane Satrapi, and her experience growing up during the Islamic Revolution. With a strong social commentary, both the novels and the film version of Persepolis remains relevant to this day. The story is timeless and was beautifully brought to life in a memorably animated film.

7. Snowpiercer

The comic was originally published in French and titled, Le Transperceneige. The film adaptation of this French graphic novel is critically and commercially acclaimed. It attracted attention to its source material, with the English version being published shortly after the film’s worldwide debut. The film is stunning in its writing and the way it creates moments is absolutely memorable.

8. The Mask

In 1994, while the comic book series was still in its prime, a film adaptation the story hit theatres. This film stars Jim Carrey as the lead character, Stanley Ipkiss, the dorky bank clerk whose life is changed forever when he encounters the titular supernatural mask. It is much loved character most of us are probably used to watching on cartoons while growing up. The film stays true to the book and is an amazing watch.

9. Ghost World

Bringing Ghost World to life on the big screen was achieved on a small budget, but was nonetheless a success, and was even nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film had its worldwide premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival. It was not a commercial success, but today, it has earned a cult following and holds a respectable reputation among film lovers and critics.

10. 30 Days Of Night

This film is based on a comic book by illustrator, Ben Templesmith, where he presents a haunting and gruesome take on vampires. Adapted skilfully, this film was a success, calling attention to both the source material and the vampire genre in general. It is scary, brilliant, and at the same time ripe with layers of psychological horror. It is considered one of the best adaptations in the genre.

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10 Best Enemies-To-Lovers Stories of All Times

by Kaylen Summers

Most classic love stories begin with the couple hating each other. It is a kind of love that seems fated, and meant to be despite the initial turbulences. Here are some compelling enemies-to-lovers movies for you to watch:

You’ve Got Mail

In this engaging 1998 romantic comedy, the protagonists despise each other. They’re rival booksellers and they want nothing to do with one another. However, they’re unaware that while they’re feuding in real life, they’re falling for each other online through emails and instant message chats. Luckily, they discover the truth about their equation and reconcile, making the film absolutely lovely.

ICarly

This is a series about two people who seem to be polar opposites. To her, he’s nerdy, lame, and she hardly ever considers him as a friend. But when they finally kiss and start dating during the show’s fifth season, it is rewarding. This is a show that is absolutely amazing in the way it explores the complexities of a man-woman relationship. They are a very endearing enemies-to-lovers kind of couple you will love.

Star Wars

The instant Han Solo meets Princess Leia in Star Wars: A New Hope, they have animosity towards each other. Princess Leia is responsible and selfless, whereas Han Solo is selfish. She is not impressed with him, even calling him a “stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking” man. So, when they ultimately kiss and admit that they love each other, it’s surprising but also endearing. Their love endured through many trials, and they are one of the most memorable enemies-to-friends couples there is.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

When Buffy Summers first meets Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she wants to slay him. After all, she’s supposed to because he’s a vampire. At the same time, he’s ready to kill her. Eventually, the two grow to respect one another and ultimately love each other. The relationship did have toxic elements, but still, the chemistry of this couple is quite undeniable.

When Harry Met Sally

They argue about whether men and women can be friends without any benefits. They bicker and they’re nowhere close to being romantic. Ten years later, they meet again at a bookstore. Despite their arguments, and they’re eventually attracted to each other. They may be great as individuals, without each other. But they are certainly better together and the film underlines that so beautifully, with subtle writing and great performances.

The Vampire Diaries

 

He’s a vampire-werewolf hybrid and she’s a human-turned-vampire, and they hate each other from the beginning. However, after he saves her life, they form a bond that eventually leads to a relationship. This is a romance that explores the themes of uncertainty and the security of finding love in a person you never expected to. It is beautiful and complex at the same time.

10 Things I Hate About You

A modernized version of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, this is a film about a woman who wants nothing to do with the man, but he must continue to pursue her due to a bet with his friends. Over a period of time, she slowly begins to let her guard down and realizes he is the right kind of person for her. This is a romantic comedy that showcases one of the most loved enemies-to-lovers couples of all time.

Once Upon A Time

In this twisted tale of love and hate, the woman doesn’t trust the man, and his sarcastic humor doesn’t help. They’re enemies who would rather kill each other before going on any more adventures together. However, when he selflessly considers her feelings before his own, she starts to see his true character. When they finally kiss and fall in love, it’s one of the most unforgettable moments for the audience!

Pride & Prejudice

Jane Austen’s iconic novel, Pride and Prejudice, has had many adaptations. This film has beautifully brought out the clash between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. They have too much “pride and prejudice” to see past their differences but also have undeniable chemistry. Both are too stubborn to recognize it. It takes Mr. Darcy a long time to realize that his feelings have changed and that Elizabeth is too special to lose. Then on, the story flows into a romantic note, which is hard to not gush over.

Cheers

This is a show where the protagonists are the definition of “haters-turned-lovers.” When they first meet, Sam is crude and a ladies’ man. Diane is a wealthy snob. They instantly hate each other, but they must work together at the Boston bar. Over time, they see the better side to one another and slowly but steadily fall for each other. Their relationship is flirtatious and absolutely enviable. It is a treat to watch their story unfold and you must not miss it!

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10 Movies That Are Too Heartbreaking To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Good stories always move the audience. They are real and appeal to the heart, sometimes by breaking it. Here are some deep, beautiful, but heart-breaking films to watch:

1. Dead Poets Society

Robin Williams stars as the teacher figure you always wanted. It focuses on a group of young men trying to find their way in this scary unknown world, with overbearing parents who just won’t quit meddling. The teacher shows them the life-altering power of literature and those moments of self-realization are so deeply showcased that you cannot help but cry. It is the good kind of heartbreak, but heartbreak nevertheless.

2. Marley and Me

This is a film that tracks the life of possibly one of the cutest and most energetic dogs on the planet. It is a comedy, but it also has moments that are so overwhelming that it will bring you down to your knees. The film has amazing world-building and a rich screenplay that will make you want to grab your tissues and cry, while also watching the rest because it is that beautiful.

3. Pride and Prejudice

This is a story about love that is complicated. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy’s relationship takes the cake when it comes to sad romances. The film is rich in its critique of a period in time and it has operatic settings. Within that, this plotline makes the film a very deep and layered watch. It is a kind of sadness that you will want to get more of, knowing that it will haunt you for days.

4. If Beale Street Could Talk

This film focuses on two childhood friends turned love-struck couple. They struggle to move forward with their life together when one of them is arrested and put in jail for a crime they didn’t commit. The grief, helplessness, and fateful misery are so disturbing that you will want to scream at the screen. It is a film that moves you and gives you a cathartic sense of pleasure.

5. Gladiator

This is a cult classic film with a stature of its own. The film is the story of a Gladiator on a mission to avenge the death of his son and wife, who were murdered by a jealous Greek emperor. It is frustrating to see him drag himself through adversities and the heartbreak is unlike anything else. The film is an absolute gem, with its action and emotional depth. By the end of it, it is impossible to not get emotional about the character’s predicaments.

6. The Colour Purple

Based on the much-acclaimed novel of the same title by Alice Walker, the film chronicles the Black experience through a girl. It is heartbreaking because it etches out the injustice faced by people of color. It also makes you guilty, helpless and questions your own political allegiance. This is a heartbreak that is relevant because this is an issue that should break hearts, for change to happen.

7. A Walk to Remember

This is yet another heart-breaking film based on a high school romance novel of the same name. In a twist of events, a high school girl doesn’t want the popular guy to fall in love with her because she’s secretly dying. But he falls deeply in love with her and then, you are in for a romance that will shatter your heart into a million pieces. This is a film that is known for its emotional intensity, and you must be ready to weep before you start watching it. But don’t worry, it is the kind of weeping that will also make you feel good.

8. A Star Is Born

This is the story of two musicians who come together to create one of the best songs of all time and fall in love. But it is difficult to sustain a love story when one of the lovers is a compelling alcoholic who desperately needs to be saved. It is a film that becomes heartbreaking the moment you think the saddest bits are over.

9. Sophie’s Choice

This is a devastating film about a Holocaust survivor Sophie, who was forced to choose which of her children to send to their death. The film is dark, deep, and incredibly disturbing. The lingering sadness of the character is so heavy that it just does not let you forget how tragic and miserable she feels deep within. It is a film that will make you cry, and introspect and also move you to no end.

10.The Lion King

Mufasa’s death scene will make you cry, no matter what. There is no debate about the imaginative depth and emotional gravity of this absolutely amazing animation film. It has influenced people for generations and you cannot watch it without crying and feeling heavy in all the cells of your heart. The film needs no introduction, so watch it, even if you already have.

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Army of the Dead (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

From director Zack Synder, Army of the Dead is an upcoming zombie heist movie in which a group of mercenaries decides to steal a Las Vegas casino during a zombie outbreak. With the president planning to nuke the city of Las Vegas to end the zombie plague, they only a limited time to carry out the plan.

Releasing Date: 21 May 2021

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10 Best Nature Documentaries To Watch Netflix Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Nature never stops to fascinate us. Netflix is the same. With some of the most stunning views of nature and animals, Netflix’s nature documentaries are truly mesmerizing. Here are some of the best documentaries to watch on Netflix right now.

Our Planet

This eight-part series about life on Earth took producers 3500 days to make. No wonder why this epic documentary went on to win the Emmy award. The high-definition nature film takes us to places on the earth where life is thriving and spots that are deeply struggling due to climate changes.  It gets even better. The producers had to spend 10 days in the field to create the final minute of the film

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Night on Earth: Shot in the Dark

Earth has a whole different look during the dark with plenty of unseen creatures lurking in the dark. Night on Earth: Shot in the Dark takes us through the unseen world of animals and insects that thrive in the darkness of the nights.  From oceans to mountains, all landscapes are explored with some brilliant groundbreaking footage.

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Oceans

Oceans built the most percentage of Earth. They are huge in volume and are mostly unexplored. This water-themed documentary explores the five vast oceans of the planet and the creatures residing in them. With breathtaking shots, this is your chance to explore the vast unknown world that we have never experienced.

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Chasing Coral

Like most of the documentaries, this one also took a long three years to complete shooting. With more than 500 hours of underwater footage, the movie explores the tragic effect of coral bleaching and how it impacts the oceanic ecosystem.  The documentary was made with the help of more than 500 people across more than 30 countries.

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A Plastic Ocean

We all know that our oceans are getting filled with tons and tons of plastic wastes. Craig Lesson, a sea-loving journalist took up the task to make a difference. With the help of professional diver Tanra Streeter and a team of scientists, they are on a mission to take action and show the world the real truth and impact of plastic on nature.

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Mission Blue

Presenting the life and work of oceanographer, marine biologist, and environmentalist Sylvia Earle, this documentary portrays her mission to protect the earth’s oceans from pollution, overfishing, and other climate changes. The docufilm went on to win the 2015 news and documentary Emmy Award for outstanding editing.

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Kiss the Ground

Earth’s topsoil is being depleted. Without it and the nourishing nutrients required to sustain life, cultivating food for the living being will become more and more difficult. Now, it is up to activists, scientists, farmers, and politicians to stand up and adopt regenerative agriculture to save the topsoil.

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The Ivory Game

Ivory is one of the many prized possessions by many hunters and middle-class Chinese individuals. No wonder it is called white gold. In the name of this status symbol, many elephants are being slaughtered in Africa and Asia. It took more than 16 months for film makes to go undercover and document the deep-rooted corruption behind the global ivory crisis.

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Dancing with the Birds

Directed by Huw Cordey and narrated by Stephen Fry, Dancing with the Birds is about exotic birds and their mating rituals. Different birds have different methods of finding a mate. Some dance, some sing, and others create bowers with some beautiful decorations. Watch these birds in paradise flaunt their best moves.

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David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet

Beloved broadcaster and natural historian David Attenborough is known for a lifetime of exploring the vibrant wonders of nature. At his 93rd age, Attenborough recollects the defining moments of his illustrious career with nature. The documentary is a first-hand account of humanity’s impact on nature.

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Birders

Borders are for humans. For migratory birds, there are no birds and they are uniting birdwatchers from both sides of the US and Mexico border each year.  These birders observe, record, monitor, and fight for the rights of their rare and wonderful species.

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SAS: Red Notice (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Based on the best-selling novel by Andy McNab, SAS: Red Notice is the upcoming thriller starring Sam Heughan and Rudy Rose in the main role. A small army of well-trained criminals disrupts a wedding when they are out to hijack the Eurostar through the English Channel. Andy Serkis, Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper, Noel Clarke, Owain Yeoman, Ray Panthaki, Anne Reid, and Tom Wilkinson play the other main characters.

Releasing Date: 16 March 2021

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10 Highest Grossing Movies of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

When a film becomes a box-office hit, it is also indicative of how relatable it is, and how much the audience resonates with it. Here are some of the highest-grossing films of all times that you can watch:

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

This is the last installment of the franchise and it did very well at the box office for obvious reasons. The event that was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 can be called nothing less than epic. Cast out because he was different, the bespectacled Harry won us over with each installment in the series, managing, often awkwardly, to combat the forces of Voldemort with pure goodness. But as students of the books know, Harry’s innocence is but part of his defense. What started out in 2001 as a kid’s fantasy matured into something of surprising import and lasting impact.

2. Black Panther

This is one of the best superhero movies with a Black protagonist. It is an extremely well-made film with all the elements in the right place. It was received well at the box office and is still one of the most loved films in the genre. Performances are incredible and the storyline is one that keeps the attention of the viewer together. It was well-loved and is one of the best-grossing films of all time.

3. Avengers: Age of Ultron

There is a whole lot to enjoy in this action-packed film. James Spader excels as the voice of the godlike Ultron—a wonderfully arrogant, immature AI character. This is a film that has a huge fan following and adds to the franchise phenomenally. It is again, one of the highest-grossing films for its cinematic quality and thematic excellence.

4. Furious 7

This is the seventh installment of the adrenaline-fueled Fast & Furious franchise. For a series of films that has been a continual escalation in physics-defying stunts, Furious 7 takes it to an entirely new level. The result is a fun, thrilling daring cinematic experience. The chemistry between the cast is undeniable, and it’s easy to see how much everyone involved enjoys themselves. All these factors make the film one of the highest-grossing films.

5. The Lion King

This feels less like a more realistic version of the classic animated original. This is a film that needs no introduction. The story is so ingrained in generations of viewers that it has almost become like a story you cannot forget. It’s a classic of performance and sensation. The popularity of the story also has made it an audience favorite, making it a film that grossed incredible amounts.

6. Jurassic World

Lovable giants, children, graphics, and a wonderful storyline – this is a film that is iconic in all respects. It is a film that has been etched in the hearts of the viewers and it has been fascinating us for the way it was executed. The world it builds is amazing, and it has led the film to do very well at the box office, making it one of the top grossers.

7. Avengers: Infinity War

There is no need to introduce any movie in this franchise. The film has fans raving and excited for it the world over. It is a film that has made a deep impact on the franchise and has brought quite a lot to the table for it. Performances, music, and effects – everything came together so well that it has been a big hit with the theatrical figures.

8. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This is a film that brings a lot to the table. The story, performances, and the incredible world-building have won quite a man’s fans for this film. It is aesthetic, and thrilling as it unfolds in ways that are captivating. The film delivers well and that is why it is on this list of highest-grossing films. It is so loved that it cannot be denied.

9. Titanic

Almost 20 years after its theatrical debut, this is a film that is epic by all means. What starts off as a romance between two people who find each other suddenly becomes a disaster movie about the sinking of an iconic ship. Thrilling, moving, and haunting, the film stands out for all aesthetic aspects of it. The audience has loved this film and it is one of the most successful films at the box office.

10. Avatar

This is the second highest-grossing movie ever made. The film is modern mythmaking at its most foundational. The way the world in this film unfolds is incredibly sharp. The characters never feel alien because they are so relatable and grounded. The film attracted an audience of all age groups and was loved. That has made this film one of the benchmarks with respect to box office success.

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A Week Away (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Will Hawkins is a troubled teen who arrives in a church camp.  It is there that he meets Avery. With lots of singing, dancing, romance, and more singing, their lives are changed forever. Staring Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison, Kat Conner Sterling, Jahbril Cook, Iain Tucker, and Sherri Shepherd, the new musical is directed by Roman White.

Releasing Date: 26 March 2021

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Mortal Kombat (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

After three decades of being a popular video game, Mortal Combat is getting a new live-action movie. Director by James Wan, the movie is an R-rated modern adaptation of the video game. The director is known for movies like The Conjuring, Saw, Furious 7, and the DC superhero movie Aquaman.

Releasing Date: April 16, 2021

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Lucky (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

May is a popular self-help book author. Her life takes a sudden turn when one day she finds out that a mysterious man is out to murder her. Every night the murderer try to kill her and everyone around here seems to not care. With no one left to talk to, May must take the matter into her own hand and push her limits to survive and control her own life.

Releasing Date: March 4, 2021

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Disney’s Cruella (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Emma Stone is all set to tell the origin story of Cruella de Vil, the iconic villain from the 101 Dalmatians movie. The live-action feature film takes us to the early years of the infamous fashion designer. Directed by Craig Gillespie, the movie stars Emma Thompson, Paul Walter Hauser, Joel Fry, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Jamie Demetriou.

Releasing Date: May 28, 2021

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Old (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

M. Night Shyamalan is known for his mind-twisting tales. This year, he is coming with such a new tale titled Old. The movie follows a family who is out on their tropical holiday. As they were relaxing on a secluded beach for few hours, they started to realize that they were aging so rapidly. With their whole life reducing to a single day, they must figure out a way to escape the chilling, mysterious effect.

Releasing Date: 21 July 2021

 

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Snyder’s Justice League (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

DC fans are finally getting what they have long wanted. After a long battle between the studio and fans, WB has finally decided to release the infamous Zack Synder version of DC’s live-action Justice League.  The movie will be following the director’s Batman Vs. Superman, the new version will be completely based on the original vision and is said to about 4-hours-long.

Releasing Date: March 18

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10 Unforgettable Movie Characters of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Some characters from movies stay with us, even after we have watched the films. The writing and performances are so moving that they live in the minds of the viewers forever. Here are some unforgettable movie characters from amazing movies of all time:

Amelie Poulain

Movie: Amelie

This is one of the most lovable characters in movie history. The film is the titular character’s whimsical world which is beautiful and could make even the grumpiest person crack a smile. She is everything good about the world. Amelie will give you hope that the world is still a good place, and that is what makes this film and character unforgettable.

John Wick

Movies: John Wick franchise

The role of John Wick is the ultimate action achievement in the career of Keanu Reeves, which is certainly unforgettable. The moments that this character has created on-screen are so moving and absolutely edgy that it is one of the most loved, revered characters of all time. Reeves owns the role like it is where he belongs, making this film even more memorable.

Captain Jack Sparrow

Movies: Pirates of the Caribbean franchise

Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow is yet another absolutely unforgettable character of contemporary cinema. It is iconic to see him in all his glory for the first time in “Dead Man’s Chest.” Then on, he delivers a performance that is theatrical and nuanced all at once. He is an important element of the

Hans Landa

Movie: Inglourious Basterds

Inglorious Basterds is a lovable mess of a movie. But the ruler of all that chaos is Christoph Waltz’s ruthless character, Hans Landa. A sociopath who is unhinged and so damn brilliant, the character is hilarious and haunting all at once. This is one of the most iconic on-screen roles an actor can portray and Waltz has outdone himself, etching the character in the minds of film lovers forever.

 

Batman

Movies: The Batman trilogy

Christian Bale is the ultimate Batman with the ultimate story behind him. Bruce Wayne has been done before by several actors. But Bale perfects the brooding nature of the character in its Dark Knight form. He lands everything right in his performance of this reluctant hero, a character the world loves and needs. Nothing is more memorable than Bale in his Batman attire, setting out to save Gotham! It sure is a character that will live on forever until there are films and filmgoers.

Anton Chigurh

Movie: No Country for Old Men

This is a character that is unforgettable for how terrifying he is. The horror of Anton Chigurh lies in his simplicity. He’s an old-school guy who is willing to decide your fate on a coin toss. There’s no reasoning with him or digging deeper. Javier Bardem has performed the character with such tightness that it is hard to think he is not real.

Dory

Movies: Finding Nemo, Finding Dory

Dory was always the character from “Finding Nemo” that demanded a spinoff. Her mantra of “keep swimming” isn’t much more than just a feel-good dialogue. It speaks to you from a very deep place in the heart. The circumstances and the lovable creation of this character make it iconic and extremely unforgettable. You cannot think of Dory without feeling a slight, happy pinch in your heart.

Gollum

Movies: The Lord of the Rings franchise

There is no character in “The Lord of the Rings” franchise with a more engrossing backstory than Gollum. He represents the horrors the ring is capable of. His lust for it turned him into a monster you can’t help but feel sorry for. He’s everything we don’t want Frodo to become. This character is memorable for all its complexities which we love to sometimes hate.

Regina George

Movie: Mean Girls

On the surface, Regina George is a character we’ve all met before — the popular girl who cares about no one but herself. But the character then loses her masks and becomes so human that it is what makes her so memorable. Rachel McAdams brings forth edginess and vulnerability to the character like none other. This is sure a character that is unforgettable for all the layers it has.

Harry Potter

Movies: Harry Potter franchise

There are several characters from the “Harry Potter” franchise you could put on this list. In the end, it always comes back to Harry, the childhood wizard we’re willing to watch grow to his potential over the course of eight movies. Daniel Radcliffe plays Harry and his journey over the years so relatably well that Potter has become one of pop culture’s undeniable, unforgettable heroes of all times.

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The Vigil (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

In order to fulfill the duties as a ‘shomer’, a young man must take care of the dead body over one night as a part of some ritualistic practice. Directed and penned by Keith Thomas, the American supernatural horror film marks his directorial debut and is rooted deep in Jewish culture and mysticism.

Releasing date: 26 February 2021

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Yes Day (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Allison and Carlos always have to say ‘no’ to their three kids. However, the couple decides to say ‘yes’ to their kids for one full day. With the kids having 24 hours to make the rules, all things are going more complicated than they expected. The family comedy stars Jennifer Garner, Edgar Ramirez, Jenna Ortega, Julian Lerner, Everly Carganilla, Fortune Feimster, Nat Faxon, Arturo Castro, and Molly Sims.

Releasing Date:  March 12

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Doors (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A number of mysterious alien doors started appearing suddenly around the globe. In order to find the secret lurking behind these doors, the government decides to send in brave volunteers you can find out the purpose and origin of these cosmic anomalies.

Releasing Date: 19 March 2021

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5 Upcoming Movies On Netflix To Watch Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the best upcoming movies to stream on Netflix.

A Week Away

Will Hawkins is a troubled teen who has to choose between juvenile detention or attend a Christian summer camp. Though he felt like a fish-out-of-water at first, Will soon opens up to discover love and his long-lost sense of belonging.

Bad Trip

Pranks are one thing. But, can you make it into a full-length movie?! Movies like Borat have proven it be possible. Adding one more to the list is the upcoming movie Bad Trip. The movie is about two pals who go on a road trip filled with full of pranks.

Secret Magic Control Agency

Netflix is set to release another animated movie. Set in a fantasy world, the Secret Magic Control Agency controls all the activities related to witchcraft. When the witch of the Gingerbread House is becoming more and more troublesome, the agency sends their best agents Hansel and Gretel to save the day.

Yes Day

Family movies are always fun to watch and this one is even funnier and entertaining. A mom and dad decided to say yes to everything their kids’ requests. You can imagine what the result would be.  With the newly established rules, there is a whirlwind of fun and adventure.

Paper Lives

An ailing waste warehouse worker Mehmet decides to take a young boy under his wing. As he tries to protect him, he must somehow also learn to fight back against his own traumatic childhood.

 

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The Little Things Review: Is The Movie That Bad?!

by Kaylen Summers

Warner Bros. recently released their latest major title, The Little Things both at theatres and their streaming platform, HBO Max. For a crime-drama starring three Oscar-winning performers, the movie did have high expectations. Not to mention the excitement of seeing Denzel Washington in a crime drama again. The guy is so perfect for these roles.

Directed by John Lee Hancock, the movie has a strong, all-star cast including Oscar-winners Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto. Unfortunately, that was not enough to overcome the issues. The Little Things seems to fill with a whole lot of big problems and they are so evident that it makes the movie and its plot so unimpressive and frustrating.

Set in the 90s, the movie is about Joe Deacon (Washington), a haunted, weary sheriff’s deputy who has to unofficially join the investigation of some serial killings. The murders resembled the ones that occurred when he was a homicide detective in L.A. Malek plays the young homicide detective Jim Baxter who is intrigued by the work of Deacon and wants him to join him in his investigation.

After watching the movie, if you felt that the plot of the movie is a lot old-fashioned, then you are not mistaken. The story for this movie was first written in 1993 and over the year, many notable names, including Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood were involved in the attempts to make the movie happen. This explains why the movie is so generic.

The tormented protagonist who wants to be left out of the game, a young hotshot looking to bring the protagonist back, gruesome killings, and the neo-noir tone meant great business three decades ago. However, for today’s movie audiences, these are all cliches.

The character may sound great on paper, but onscreen they appeared poorly written and close to being fact. Despite the writer trying hard to bring depth and complexity to the characters, they appear nearly flat and generic. Their character journey and development are pointless and exists merely for the plot advancement.

Jared Leto’s performance is the only considerable interesting element of the movie. Surprisingly, the actor was capable of driving the story back in some exciting directions and did outperform Washington and Malek in so many ways.

If you are a fan of the good old serial killer thrillers, then give this movie a try. The movie is now available on HBO Max and in selected theatres. Here is the trailer for the movie:

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The Courier (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the upcoming spy thriller titled The Courier. The movie is based on a true story and is set in 1960s London. Cumberbatch plays the role of a crusty British salesman named Greville Wynne who ends up getting a call from the government agencies to take part in their missions and spy on the Russian government to collect crucial information. The evidence he gathered will be pivotal in defusing the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Dominic Cooke

Writer: Tom O’Connor

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan

Releasing Date: March 19, 2021

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10 Best Food-Based Shows on Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

There is nothing like watching a food-based show to take your mind off your day. It not only makes you happy but also introduces you to exciting food that you can try out. Here are some of the best food shows on Netflix to watch:

Million Pound Menu

This is an interesting show featuring pop up chefs, home cooks, and food truck chefs. They all come together and cook for their professional futures. They are given tasks and are judged by people who are also restaurant investors. It is an exciting show because it rounds together different kinds of cooks and makes them all try out similar dishes to see how creative they can get.

Flavourful Origins

This is a show that is all about how food becomes an entire cultural phenomenon. The narrator takes you around two Chinese provinces with a detailed focus on the food culture. Farms, markets, stalls, family dining experiences, and professional kitchens all come together to give a very accurate sense of the place. The show is very aesthetic to look at and each episode is quite short in length. This is the perfect binge-watch show for a foodie.

Ugly Delicious

Chef David Chang tries to recreate an Anthony Bourdain kind of food and travel-based show where he takes you through places and cuisines. The show focuses on food as an emotional and social experience that binds the people of a place together. He also takes you to his home where he talks about the sentimentality of home-cooked food and how that is a universal emotional experience for most people.

The Chef’s Line

This is a fun food show where people are in a cooking competition. Home cooks from all over are brought into a studio kitchen to make the cuisine they love. They will be marked by chefs from a restaurant specializing in that food. It is exciting because it has personal experiences, eliminations, and tasks that spice up the whole ordeal. It is fun to watch the best chefs around the world taste food made by diverse home cooks.

Meat Eater

This show follows Steven Rinella, who has devoted his life to conservation. It is a celebration of wild foods and educating the common people on the subject. The show follows Rinella and other fellow hunters as they travel across America to hunt, fish, and cook. It is a deeply informative show as it explains about sourcing our own meat and understanding the food we eat. It is also very different in its approach. It showcases the wild, raw side of food sourcing, which is unlike the chef’s table aesthetics in most food shows.

The Great British Baking Show

This is the quintessential baking-based cooking competition that is the perfect comfort watch for baking lovers. Home bakers assemble to showcase their talents and of course, win. The show has it all — from dramatic judges to difficult recipes to all the drama as the ovens heat up and chefs run out of time. This is a very fun watch, that is sure to have you all invested when you have the time for some binge cookery watching.

Cooked

This is a great show that explains food based on the elements that contribute to making it – water, fire, air, Earth. Journalist and author Michael Pollan takes a look at food from a scientific perspective and each episode looks at how fire, water, air, and the earth help us create the flavors we love. This is a show for food lovers who want to have a better understanding of what it is that makes food so incredibly unique. It is quite a revelation as to how the food we eat is a result of so many things we barely recognize.

Salt Fat Acid Heat

This is yet another food show that is also travel-based. It follows Chef Samin Nosrat who goes around the world, digging into how salt, fat, acid, and heat change food. It also speaks about how the usage of these elements in food differs drastically across cultures. Nosrat’s love for food really comes through in the show as it takes you through the beautiful dishes and locales around the world in all their glory.

Chef’s Table

This is perhaps the most sensational food show on Netflix ever. It focuses on a chef, baker, butcher, or cook who has devoted their lives to food. There’s a single personality at the center of each story that takes the episodes forward. The show explores food from the perspective of the different people who handle it and it is amazing to note how each of their relationships with food is so tuned by their roles in procuring or making it. This is also a visually stunning show that will keep you hooked.

Rotten

This is an important watch to understand how the food we consume comes to our table. The series is a journalist-forward documentary covering our food supply chains and the harrowing aspects of how we get the food we eat every day. Everything from French wine to chicken comes under the radar here and there is a detailed explanation about how the supply chains are problematic and what we must do to keep in mind that the food we eat is made without exploitation.

 

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Godzilla Vs. Kong (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The legendary movie monsters Godzilla and King Kong are going head to head in the upcoming action blockbuster from WarnerMedia. Set to release both on HBO Max and in theatres on the same day, the movie will be co-produced by Legendary. The movie Godzilla vs. Kong will be the fourth entry into the studio’s MonsterVerse franchise. The shared universe was first set into motion with 2014’s Godzilla and was later followed by 2017’s Kong: Skull Island. Later in 2019, Godzilla got a second appearance in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The upcoming movie will have the two titans fighting it out in an epic battle for the ages.

Releasing Date: 25 March 2021

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Honeydew (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Honeydew is the upcoming horror-thriller that revolves around a young couple who are forced to ask to take shelter in the house of an aging farmer and her strange son. It doesn’t take long for things to go wrong and the couple starts to get weird cravings and hallucinations. The movie is directed by Devereux Milburn and has Sawyer Spielberg, Malin Barr, and Barbara Kingsley. It is the feature debut of Sawyer Spielberg, who happens to be the son of the legendary director Steven Spielberg.

Director: Devereux Milburn

Writers: Dan Kennedy, Devereux Milburn

Stars: Sawyer Spielberg, Malin Barr, Barbara Kingsley

Releasing Date: 12 March 2021

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10 Best Shows to Binge on Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

As you try to navigate the new year, you might need some content to help you through. Here are some of the best shows on Amazon Prime for your binge-watching days:

American Gods

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

Good Omens

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

The Tick

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

Catastrophe

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

Downtown Abbey

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

Fleabag

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

Homecoming

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

Undone

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

The Expanse

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

Black Books

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

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Boss Level (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Boss Level is the new action-thriller with Frank Grillo playing the lead character named Roy and Mel Gibson as the mysterious villain. Directed by Joe Carnahan, the movie follows Roy Pulver, a former special forces agent who is trapped in a time loop where he is constantly forced to relive the day of his murder. Packed with bullets, beheading, and even sword fights, this movie is nothing but, action and brutal violence.

Director: Joe Carnahan

Writers: Chris Borey, Eddie Borey

Stars: Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts

Releasing Date: 5 March 2021

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Netflix’s Top 10 Most-Watched Movies This January 2021

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the top, most-watched movies available for streaming on Netflix this week. Start streaming them now or you can also use our Smart Movie Recommendations App to get more personalized movie suggestions.

The Midnight Sky

🎬2020 ⌛1h 58m 

A mysterious global catastrophe has made Earth inhabitable. It is up to a lonely scientist living in the artic to warn a group of astronauts not to return to Earth. Based on the 2016 novel, Good Morning, Midnight, this 2020 science fiction movie is directed by George Clooney. The actor also plays the lead role in the movie. Other characters of the movie include Felicity Jones, Tiffany Boone, Demián Bichir, David Oyelowo,  Kyle Chandler, and Caoilinn Springall.

Mank

🎬2020 ⌛2h 12m

Director David Fincher is always known for his unique way of storytelling. His movies have an identity that stands apart from the rest and helped him earn a loyal fanbase through the years. MANK is his latest movie for Netflix and is an adaption of his father’s screenplay about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, the man behind the script of Citizen Kane. The biographical drama has Gary Oldman playing the title role with other prominent actors like Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Arliss Howard, Ferdinand Kingsley, Tom Burke, Joseph Cross, Tom Pelphrey, Sam Troughton, Tuppence Middleton, Jamie McShane, Toby Leonard Moore, Monika Gossmann, and Charles Dance.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

🎬2020 ⌛1h 34m

The tale of the fearless blues singer Ma Rainey and her band joining for a recording session in 1927. Directed by George C. Wolfe and written by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the movie is based on the play of the same name by August Wilson. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is listed as one of the ten best movies of 2020 by the American Film Institute.

Catch Me If You Can

🎬2012 ⌛ 2h 10m

Inspired by the life of Frank Abagnale Jr, Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and DiCaprio teams up for this adventurous thriller about a young man who cons people.

The Platform

🎬2019 ⌛1h 34m 

Inside a large, tower-style prison branded as ‘Vertical Self-Management Center’, food is served to the inmates on a platform from floor to floor. The top eats the good food and the bottom gets the leftovers. This Spanish, social science, horror fiction is directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia and has Iván Massagué, Antonia San Juan, Zorion Eguileor, Emilio Buale Coka, and Alexandra Masangkay playing the different characters.

The Half of It

🎬2020 ⌛1h 45m

N A high school jock hires a nerd to help him woo a girl. However, it looks like the girl nerd also likes the girl being wooed.

The Departed

🎬2006 ⌛2h 31m

Two rookie Boston cops get tangled up with the Irish mob- one as a member of the gang and the other double-crossing his own department.

His House

🎬2020 ⌛1h 33m

From war-torn South Sudan, a couple seeks asylum in England for a fresh start. However, what awaited them was a greater evil lurking in their new house. Written and directed by Remi Weekes, the movie is adapted from a story by Felicity Evans and Toby Venables. Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu, and Matt Smith play the major characters in the movie.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

🎬2020 ⌛2h 14m

A woman and her boyfriend’s troubled relationship takes a new turn when they decide to visit his parents at a remote farm. The movie is a psychological thriller directed by Charlie Kaufman and is based on a novel of the same name written by Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette, and David Thewlis.

Death to 2020

🎬2020 ⌛1h 10m

Starring some of the most notable personalities, this British mockumentary that looks back at all the events of 2020 in a comedic retrospective. Some of the familiar talents playing the fictional characters of this special features include Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant, Lisa Kudrow, Leslie Jones, Joe Keery, Kumail Nanjiani, Tracey Ullman, Cristin Milioti, and Diane Morgan.

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Willy’s Wonderland (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Nicholas Cage’s new movie Willy’s Wonderland has him playing the role of a drifter who ends up in the remote town of Hayesville, Nevada.  Things take a turn to the worse when he decided to work as a janitor for ‘Willy’s Wonderland’, a local family fun center. He soon realizes that the animatronics of the place has come to life and is out to kill him.

Director: Kevin Lewis

Writer: G.O. Parsons

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Emily Tosta, Beth Grant

Releasing Date: 12 February 2021

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Cherry (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Russo Brothers and MCU’s Spider-Man actor Tom Holland are teaming up for another movie for Apple TV+ streaming service. The movie follows a disenfranchised young man who is on a quest for life. He meets the love of his life. However, certain bad decisions and life-changing circumstances have drove him to the edge of gaming their relationship and losing her forever. The bold, gritty, unflinching coming-of-age movie is a different style altogether from the visionary directors Anthony and Joe Russo.

Releasing Date: 26 February 2021

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10 Best Comedies on Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

Comedies are loved by everyone. What would our lives be without some humor after all?! Here are some of the best comedies on Hulu that you can watch:

Happiest Season

This is a fun movie about a girl who brings her girlfriend home but has not yet come out to her family. The film explores family dynamics, relationships, and love with a twist of well-timed, engaging humor. The actors all do their parts extremely well and the film is one that also stands out for presenting a relevant theme with the attention it deserves. It is not only packed with good comedy but also deep layers of emotions that make you feel good in the end.

Ingrid Goes West

Based on our internet obsession, this is a fun story of a woman who becomes obsessed with an Instagram celebrity. As you can imagine already, celebrity obsession is a plot that gives rise to quite many moments of situational humor. This film captures those moments well and presents an engaging story of the quest for viral culture, fame, and the need to fit in. It is as funny as it is serious. Watch it for a good laugh at the characters and perhaps, your own self!

The Nice Guys

This is a nice, old-fashioned buddy comedy flick. It is the story of a private detective who gets caught up in the disappearance of a teenager. He teams up with a funny cop to untangle the mess. This film explores friendship and mystery to present a story that is genuinely funny. The actors showcase brilliant chemistry and the narrative comes around as engaging, deep, and extremely relatable.

Say Anything

This is a comedy about deeper thoughts. It showcases how people from different backgrounds find each other. It is a family drama that explores your realizations about your family members, and those moments in which you learn the world is more complex than you thought as a kid. It is a light narrative but it touches on important topics. The performances back the comic element very well.

Support the Girls

This is a very charming comedy about a Hooters-esque restaurant. It showcases a woman employed at the restaurant who is having a particularly bad day at work. It is not a film that makes too many statements about anything, yet ends up being very relevant and striking. It is a film about the power of human will and how people try hard to swim against the tides. It is a fun, exciting story that will surely have you hooked.

Greener Grass

This is a weird comedy film for all you mad comedy lovers out there. It is a strange kind of comedy that borders onto black humor. It examines the suburban culture and is deeply exaggerated for comic drama It is quite a crafty film because it experiments with comedy in ways that are very different from usual methods. It looks like a film that will have a niche following very soon. Watch this film to join the bandwagon.

Click

This is one of Adam Sandler’s last films before he shifted to Netflix. It is a comedy about an average man who finds out that his universal remote can fast forward through the boring and bad times in his life. It has all the elements of an Adam Sandler film. It packs humor, thoughts, and some relevant issues in a narrative that is sure to feel extremely relatable. Watch this film for a really exciting experience you will fully enjoy.

Big Time Adolescence

This is a coming-of-age story about a kid who befriends a very lazy adult man. It explores their friendship and the influence they have on each other. It is an extremely relatable film that explains with a tenderness that maturity comes to people at different ages, in different ways. The performances are endearing and keep up with the funny tone and the soft heart of the story.

Beerfest

This is yet another great comedy about an underground drinking game tournament that takes place during Oktoberfest in Munich. It is an ensemble with performances that stay in your heart for a long time. The scenes pack easy humor that elevates the overall mood of the film. The chaos on the screen is very well curated to present a story with many characters and moments that make the film an absolutely lovely watch.

Four Weddings And A Funeral

This is a breezy comedy about a man who gets into a lot of complicated issues at weddings and a funeral. He ends up falling in love at the end of this complex mix. It is a very engaging story that packs comic chaos extremely well. It has its heart in the right place and the performances support the theme in ways that really sustain the excitement of the narrative till the end. It became the highest-grossing British film of all time when it was released.

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To All the Boys 3: Always and Forever (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Lara Jean’s finally comes to an end with the upcoming Netflix threequel To All The Boys: Always and Forever. The third installment will mark the finale for the hit rom-com trilogy and is set to pick up from the aftermath of last year’s P.S. I Still Love You. Lana Condor will be reprising her main role as Lara with Noah Centineo’s Peter. Other cast members include Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Ross Butler, Madeleine Arthur, Sarayu Blue, and John Corbett. Michael Fimognari is back to direct the third and final film. The movie is adapted from the original trilogy novels written by Jenny Han.

Releasing Date: 12 February 2021

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10 Best Comedies on Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

Comedy is what keeps all of us going. After a year as disturbing as 2020, we all have realized how necessary humor is for us. Here are some amazing comedies on Amazon Prime that you can watch:

The Big Sick

This is a comedy about a Pakistani stand-up comedian who meets an American girl. The series packs witty scenes about how the cultural differences between the couple get them into problems. The girl soon falls into a coma and the man is left to work out a relationship with her hostile parents. This is a heart-warming, fun film that critiques relationships, religion and also reflects on the potential of human kindness.

Chuck & Buck

This is a bold comedy about a young playwright who becomes obsessed with a friend after his mother dies. This is a comic yet very layered representation of how people try hard to move on and build new relationships after they have suffered a significant loss. This is one of the best pieces of writing where comedy, thrill, and reality are all balanced out perfectly. Watch this film for a novel experience.

Clue

This is a 1985 comedy film based on the board game of the same name. It features a wonderful, ensemble cast of brilliant actors like Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, and Christopher Lloyd. The film was no sign when it released, but over the years it has become a cult among comedies. It is a fun, engaging take on the dynamics of friends, the joy of winning, and everything that comes along with existing in a group of close-knit buddies.

Eighth Grade

This is the story of an eighth-grader who deals with self-confidence issues. She posts motivational content on social media but goes through an extreme crisis of self-esteem in her real life. Elsie Fisher gives a breakthrough performance as a young lady who is socially awkward and has no clue how to deal with those years of existence. All the rocky roads to completing teenage life are represented smartly and sharply in the film. Watch it for a unique experience of teenage comedy.

Fighting With My Family

This is the story of two children of parents who are wrestlers. They both desire to get into wrestling but only one of them actually makes it. The film tells a fun story of how the girl struggles with her family and the world to realize her dream of being a wrestler. It is paced well, the comic timing is absolutely on spot and it is an engaging watch with laughs at the right places. Watch this film for a unique take on dreams, goals, and family expectations.

Harold and Maude

This is a black comedy about the unlikely friendship between a young man and an old woman. The duo meets at a funeral and connects with each other. It is a kind of comedy that is dark, deep, sarcastic, and absolutely engaging. It is a great watch because of its comic nuance. The performances are bang on which makes this strange story utterly relatable. It is also rich with stunning visuals and music that increases the comic value.

His Girl Friday

This is the story of a newspaper doing one last story with his ex-wife. He finds out that she is engaged to a wealthy man and he gets involved in her life in a professional capacity. But his intentions are clearly not just personal. This is a witty film about how the man learns to deal with his relationship baggage while also trying to get his ex-wife back in his life. It is a classic tale of envy told in an extremely funny, layered manner.

Me, Myself, & Irene

This is a dark and daring comedy about an average Rhode Island man who has a revelation about his alter ego, Hank. He has a psychotic episode, revealing a darker second personality named Hank. Now he has to escort Irene to a place while he alter ego takes over his personality on and off. Jim Carrey shines through in one of his most sensational performances of all time. This is a fun film that also makes you think about whatever goes on in the subconscious mind. It is funny to see how the man approaches his own alter ego and how he uses it to laugh at his own life.

The Opposite of Sex

This is a typical, fun comedy film about a teenage girl who is pregnant and has just lost her stepfather. She runs away from home and moves in with her half-brother. She causes major confusion in her life and tries to get together with his partner. It is a film that packs situational, dark humor in all its glory. It is an entertaining watch for those of you who love some breezy, easy humor.

The Royal Tenenbaums

This is a story about three siblings who learn that adult life is way more complicated than they had anticipated. The film is a fun take on how the siblings make peace with the patriarch of the house once they get the news that he is dying. This is a really funny, striking film that will keep your laughter intact throughout. It is an age-old theme, but the narrative is fresh and funny. Watch it to cool off after a long work week.

 

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Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo are back again after working together in the 2011’s Academy Award-nominated comedy, Bridesmaids. The movie focuses on the lifelong friends Barb and Star as leaving their hometown to sent out on an adventure packed with lots of friendship, romance, and a villainous plot that could stir everything up. The movie is directed by Josh Greenbaum and has Will Ferrell as one of the producers.

 

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Bliss (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek are teaming up for the new sci-fi thriller directed by Mike Cahill. The mind-bending romantic tale talks about how the lines between simulation and reality are blurred. The movie talks about how harsh simulations can make one more addicted to reality. Owen Wilson is known for his roles in movies like Wedding Crashers, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Salma Hayek for her performances in From Dusk Till Dawn, Like a Boss.

Releasing Date: 5 February 2021

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What’s New On Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu This January

by Kaylen Summers

Here are the top new option available on your streaming services this January. Start streaming them now or you can also use our Smart Movie Recommendations App to get more personalized movie suggestions.

Mortal Engines

🎬2018 ⌛2h 8m 

In a post-apocalyptic future, cities can move and consume each other for their survival. A group of rebels is out to stop this sinister destruction. The movie is directed by Christian Rivers is based on the young-adult science fantasy novel of the same name, written by Philip Reeve. The movie has Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving playing the major roles.

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Sylvie’s Love

🎬2020 ⌛1h 56m 

A young woman and an aspiring saxophonist fall in love and it transcends changing times, geography, and professional success. The movie is set in 196o’s New York City. Tessa Thompson plays the lead role as Sylvie Parker, while Nnamdi Asomugha is playing the role of the young saxophonist named Robert Halloway.  This Amazon Original was written, directed, and produced by Eugene Ashe.

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London Fields

🎬2018 ⌛1h 48m

Nicola Six gets tangled up in love affairs with three different men. She knows that one of them will be her murderer.

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Hope Gap

🎬2020 ⌛1h 40m

Things take a dramatic turn when a father tells his son that he is leaving his mother after 33 years of marriage.  Directed and written by veteran screenwriter and two-time Oscar nominee, William Nicholson, the movie is based on his play The Retreat from Moscow. Annette Bening and Bill Nighy play the longtime couple with Josh O’Connor and Aiysha Hart playing the other important roles.

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Pieces of a Woman

🎬2020 ⌛2h 06m 

When a home birth ends up in unimaginable tragedy, Martha must navigate through her grief, her husband, mother, and the publicly vilified midwife. The character of Martha is played by Vanessa Kirby, and Shia LaBeouf plays the role of her husband, Sean. The movie is directed by Kornél Mundruczó, who is known for movies like White God, Johana, Jupiter’s Moon.

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Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

🎬2009 ⌛1h 40m

A notorious womanizer re-evaluates his behavior as he faces the ghosts of girlfriends past, only to reconnect with his first and only love, Jenny. The American romantic comedy film directed by Mark Waters and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.

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Criminal

🎬2016 ⌛1h 48m

In order to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into a death-row sentenced inmate. Directed by Ariel Vromen, the movie has Douglas Cook and David Weisberg penning the script. The movie features  Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Alice Eve, Antje Traue, Scott Adkins, Amaury Nolasco, Gal Gadot, Michael Pitt, Jordi Mollà,  Ryan Reynolds, and Tommy Lee Jones.

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Our Idiot Brother

🎬2011 ⌛1h 30m

Ned seemed to the usual idiot type for his three sisters. However, as their lives began to unravel, they realize that Ned is not an idiot after all. This comedy-drama is directed by Jesse Peretz and starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer.

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The Mexican

🎬2001 ⌛2h 03m 

Jerry transports an ancient gun called The Mexican across the border as per his employer’s instructions. His girlfriend wants him to quit his criminal activities. Starring Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts in the lead roles, this adventure comedy is a blend of different genre elements and is directed by Gore Verbinski.

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Finding ‘Ohana Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Marking her feature directorial debut, the Young Sheldon director Jude Weng tells the story of two Brooklyn-raised siblings who find a journal that contains the secret to a long-lost treasure.  12-year-old Pilialoha “Pili” Kawena is taken away from her New York life and is forced to move to O’ahu to take care of her grandfather. What she did not know was that a whole adventure awaited her there and it is to help her discover her native culture and the secret treasure.

Releasing Date: 29 January 2021

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Malcolm & Marie (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Netflix’s new movie Malcolm & Marie has Zendaya and David Washington playing the leading couple who are exploring their past relationships together. The achingly romantic flick has Sam Levinson on the director’s chair. The movie  is an ode to one of the most celebrated Hollywood romances. John David Washington plays the role of the famous hollywood filmmaker Malcolm and Zendaya Coleman playing his girlfriend.

Releasing date:  5 February 2021

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Locked Down (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Locked Down has Anne Hatheway and Chiwetel Ejiofor playing an ambitious couple who is trying to execute a heist while the whole world is in lockdown. The feuding couple is looking to steal a huge diamond. While the world is preoccupied their heist makes way for some of the most hilarious moments on screen.

Releasing date: 5 March 2021

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10 Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Documentaries connect with us because they bring together facts, personal experiences, historic references, and real emotions of people. They remind us what the real world is like and help us make sense of it. Here are some amazing documentaries on Netflix for the lovers of reality out there:

American Murder: The Family Next Door

This is a true-crime documentary about the multiple murders in the Watts family that happened in Colorado in 2018. It begins with the disappearance of the woman of the family and her children and follows on to the investigation of the husband who is a suspect. The film reflects on the themes of privacy, the involvement of social media in our safety, and the conflicts of modern relationships. This is a documentary that will open up several insights into our lives for anyone who wants to delve deeper.

The Speed Cubers

If you are someone who is intrigued by the Rubix Cube, this documentary is for you. It follows a Rubix Cube expert from Australia who was an undisputed cuber in the world until an American rival arrived. One would expect this to turn into a story of rivalry and hate. It is anything but that. The film documents the beautiful friendship between these two champions who are pitted against each other. They learn and grow together, encouraging each other to be better. It is a story that is much needed in today’s world of ruthless competition and it will leave you absolutely heart-warmed.

Crip Camp

This is the first-ever documentary where Barack and Michelle Obama. It is set in 1971, at Camp Joined, a camp for differently-abled teenagers. From then on, it chronicles the lives of these spirited, focused teenagers who turned themselves into pioneers for the disability rights movement. The film also raises important questions about the inadequacies in our legislation and public utilities for the differently-abled. It is an important film because it opens up the debate about a crucial issue that must be discussed at length.

Miss Americana

This is a deep dive into the life and mind of Taylor Swift, one of the most famous icons in the world. The film captures her journey of coming to terms with society’s expectations of her and being her true self. It reflects on her feminist awakening, and her struggles to express her political opinions without fear of judgment. This is a film that has all the elements of glamour, pomp, and vulnerability that are expected in an intimate portrait of someone as sensational as her. But what also makes the film extremely relatable is the baring of her personality as an individual like any of us, with weak spots, conflicts, and break downs.

The Great Hack

This documentary is an insight into our lives in the digital world. It focuses on the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal. Through accounts of journalists and especially Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Brittany Kaiser, the film brings out the problematic data harvesting of Facebook that the company vehemently denies. It is one of the most disturbing documentaries to watch because it explains how data has become the most important commodity and how we are all left tied in a situation where we cannot do without the internet, but we also have to be extremely cautious of it.

Knock Down the House

This is a film that follows Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and her struggles of fighting against the establishment. The film does not only focus on the left-right political divide as some of us may expect. It zooms out and takes stock of the larger picture, panning over the lives and efforts of other female politicians seeking to win primary battles. It brings forth the real struggles of grassroot workers and how they painstakingly build a campaign and a movement.

Five Came Back

This is an adaptation of Mark Harris’ non-fiction book of the same title. It documents the events of World War II through the eyes of five different film makers. These directors were all designated to make documentaries, cover footage of horrific human experiences, and shot visuals for rallies and propaganda during the war. They have all witnessed the terrible aftermath of the war in close quarters and their experiences come forth as a real eye-opener of the atrocities of war and the need for the world to stop the violence.

Ugly Delicious

This is a documentary for all food lovers out there. Hosted by ace chef David Chang, it chronicles his journey into different parts of the world exploring the tastes of the most loved food items from there. The documentary is not just a feature of foods but delves deep into what tastes and flavors make the foods as delicious as they are. It explores cuisine as a cumulative output of culture, and the respective tastes of the people of each region. It draws a very detailed picture of what makes the food we love what we love.

Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

This is one of the most sensational documentaries out there. It chronicles the life of one of the most diabolic serial killers who murdered 30 women. The series has footage from an interview with him before his execution. It is a chilling account to watch because of how normal Tend Bundy appears. It explores the fine line between normalcy and criminality in each of us. The unique fact that he did not confess to his crimes until a few days before his execution is testimony to the fact that criminal tendency is something that is still a layered mystery to us.

Audrie and Daisy

This is a film that is difficult to watch, but extremely important. It focuses on two young school-going girls who were sexually assaulted and threatened using social media. One of them gave in to the pressure and committed suicide. The film speaks about how women are shamed and cornered by institutions that are bound to protect them. It also critiques the ways in which we approach sexual assault and offer very few coping mechanisms to the victims in terms of moral and social support. It is an intense watch, but an absolutely necessary one as well.

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The Reckoning (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Set in the year 1665, the movie takes us to the time when the world is ravaged by the plague. Bodies are piled up in the streets and many believe that the judgement day is near. Unfortunately, Grace becomes a scapegoat of the horrors. She is labelled as witch and captured. From there things take a horrific turn with some terrifying supernatural happenings.

Releasing date: 5 February 2021

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Netflix’s Top 10 New Movies To Watch This Weekend

by Kaylen Summers

Netflix has some new titles ready for streaming this week and here is our list of the top 10 titles that are worth watching this weekend. Stream them or you can just use our Smart Movie Recommendations App to get more personalized movie suggestions.

Outside The Wire

🎬2021 ⌛1h 55m 

In a deadly militarized zone of the future, a drone pilot and an android officer must team up to locate a doomsday device. Directed by Mikael Håfström, the movie has Anthony Mackie playing the central character as Captain Leo, the android military officer. The actor is also one of the producers of the movie.

Pieces of Woman

🎬2020 ⌛2h 06m

When a home birth ends up in unimaginable tragedy, Martha must navigate through her grief, her husband, mother, and the publicly vilified midwife. The movie is filled with the emotional fallout, isolation, and grief that follows it.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

🎬2020 ⌛1h 34m

The tale of the fearless blues singer Ma Rainey and her band joining for a recording session in 1927. The movie is directed by George C. Wolfe and is written by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

Sightless

🎬2020 ⌛1h 29m 

Sightless is the newest addition to Netflix’s latest movie catalog. The psychological thriller is about an attack that has made Ellen blind. As she withdraws from the world to recover, she starts to believe that the attacker is still with her.

Asphalt Burning

🎬2020 ⌛1h 40m

 With his wedding gets ruined, Roy takes up the challenge to race a new enemy for his runaway bride. This second installment to the Børning film series is directed by Hallvard Bræin and the screenplay is penned by Kjetil Indregard and Christopher Grøndahl.

Don’t Breathe

🎬2016 ⌛1h 28m

Three teen thieves decided to rob a blind, rich man. However, they did not expect the tables to be turned into a deadly game of cat and mouse. Directed by Fede Álvarez, the movie has Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, and Stephen Lang in the lead roles.

Stuck Apart

🎬2021 ⌛1h 36m

Struggling through a midlife crisis, Aziz tries to find peace in his mundane job, lonesome friends, and troubling family.

Double Dad

🎬2020 ⌛1h 45m

As her mom is away, a teen decides to go on a journey to find who her father is. The quest leads her to new adventures.

Tony Parker: The Final Shot

🎬2020 ⌛ 1h 38m

The film about the background and career of Tony Parker, one of the greatest French basketball players.

Dracula Untold

🎬2014 ⌛1h 32m

In order to protect his kingdom and people from the Ottoman invaders, a medieval warrior and king decide to become a vampire. This movie was initially meant to kick start Universal’s dark cinematic universe. However, the plan never took off as the movies didn’t reach the studio’s expectations.

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Outside the Wire (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Set in the year 2036, war is not fought between human troops alone. Drone pilots and robot combatants called Gumps are fighting alongside them. When one drone pilot disobeys the orders of his superior, he is sent to work with the new commanding officer. Realizing that his new commander is an AI-enhanced android supersoldier, he must learn to trust him and his fight to find and destroy a doomsday device.

Releasing Date: 15 January 2021

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10 Christmas Movies to Watch on Disney Plus

by Kaylen Summers

Christmas is a time when everyone is filled with excitement for new things and nostalgia for the old. Here are a few films you can watch on Disney Plus to add to the gamut of holiday emotions that you have been feeling:

Noelle

Things get difficult at the North Pole when Santa Claus dies and his son is all set to take over as the next Santa. As he prepares for his task, he is helped by his sister Noelle to keep track of gifts and maintain the Christmas spirit. But one day he takes off and never returns and it is upon her to find her brother and put things in order before Christmas. Watch to find out how she saves Christmas for everyone, it is not the ending you might be anticipating, because it is even better!

12 Dates of Christmas

Kate finds herself reliving Christmas eve over and over again. The same kinds of things keep happening, including a date with a man named Miles. She wishes to break this cycle and move ahead and pursue her ex-boyfriend and set her life straight. But the holiday season is one of the miracles and life has other plans for Kate. Watch to find out what she does.

Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas!

Based on Disney’s original series Good Luck Charlie, this is a fun Christmas comedy film that is apt for the season. The film is about the Duncan family who set out on a Christmas road trip to Amy Duncan’s parents’ house. This obviously does not go well and the family is faced with all kinds of odds on the way. Nothing seems to be right about this whole idea and they have to deal with themselves and the cranky Duncan household all at once!

Snowglobe

This is the story of an over-enthusiastic woman who is obsessed with Christmas. She travels into the Christmas village inside her snowglobe and spends her time in the enchanted place to fulfill her love for the season’s magic. But she soon realizes that her transportation into magic is affecting the real world and she must find a way to strike balance. Watch to find out how that goes for her.

‘Twas The Night

A young man gets into trouble with some hard-boiled criminals. He must hide for a while and he takes off to stay with his brother’s family during Christmas. Things take a fun turn when he discovers a device that can freeze time. Who gave it to him? Santa of course! Watch this film for a bit of magic, joy, reality, and lots of Christmas goodness.

The Ultimate Christmas Present

A few naughty kids set out to meet Santa. They discover that Santa has weather making machine with which he makes it snow every Christmas season. The kids sneak out of the machine to make it snow in Los Angeles. What follows is the price they have to pay for messing with the forces of nature. Watch how these brats team up with Santa to solve the mess they have made.

Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas

What is Christmas without a little bit of your favorite Disney characters?! This is an hour-long anthology of Christmas-themed stories featuring some of Disney’s most classic characters. Watch all your childhood favorites come together in this lovely ensemble of fun, fantasy, and nostalgia. This is a film that is sure to get you back to your fondest childhood memories. If you can watch it with your kids, double the joy!

Beauty and The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

The good old fairy tale with a Christmas twist! What is to not love about that!! This is a beautiful re-telling of Beauty and The Beast about how the Christmas spirit brings all the people in the castle closer to one another and eventually softens the beast. This is a perfect watch to usher in the holiday spirit and to make merry in the comfort of the hope and joy it brings forth.

One Magic Christmas

This one is a true heart-warmer that tells the story of a mother who is struggling with her kids. She is having a very tough time during Christmas and an angel is sent to watch on her family. This is the perfect guardian-angel movie for the season if you are one of those people who like to believe that Christmas brings with it the possibility of miracles and positive changes in life.

The Muppet Christmas

Yet another version of The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, this is the story of how the stingy, grumpy Mr. Scrooge is taught the true meaning of Christmas by his Muppet friends. The Christmas Carol is almost the world’s most-read/watched story around Christmas time. This is another fun adaptation of the same with a heart so big that it will definitely make you cry a bit. But do not worry, these are the good kind of tears!

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Death to 2020 (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

2020 was a tough year for all of us in many ways. With it finally coming to an end, Netflix decided to sum up all the dramatic events of the year into a mockumentary. Starring prominent actors like Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant, Lisa Kudrow, and more, this comedic retrospective is a wonderful way to end the year and look forward to the future.

Releasing Date: 27 December 2020.

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The Marksman (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Liam Neeson is back and this time he is playing the role of a hardened Arizona rancher named Jim Hanson. The movie revolves around a character who wants to be left alone. However, the long trail of eviction notices has something else to say. Things escalate when the ex-Marine sharpshooter crosses paths with an 11-year-old migrant Miguel and his mother Rosa running from drug cartel assassins.

Releasing Date: January 22, 2021

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Palmer (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Palmer is the new drama from the fairly new streaming service of Apple TV+. The movie has Justin Timberlake in the leading role. The actor plays the role of a convicted felon who is determined to reform his life for the better. Directed by the famous 80’s movie icon Fisher Stevens, the movie is will be a new addition to the streaming platforms’ vibrant catalog. The central character named Eddie Palmer used to be a high-school football star. From being a hometown hero, his life takes an unwanted turn when becomes a convicted felon and is sentenced to twelve years in a state penitentiary. With his past still shadowing over him, Eddie looks to set his life back on track, while fighting the suspicious eyes of his small-town community.

Releasing Date: January 29, 2021

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10 Most Visually Stunning Films of All Times

by Kaylen Summers

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

Interstellar

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

Gravity

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

Mad Max: Fury Road

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

Life of Pi

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

The Revenant

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

Her

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

The Mulholland Drive

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

2001, A Space Odyssey

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

Roma

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

Arrival

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

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Wrong Turn (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The famous horror franchise is getting a reboot with the new installment of Wrong Turn. The movie takes us back to the woods with a whole new round of gruesome cannibalistic madness. The movie is scripted by none other than the franchise creator Alan B McElroy and has Mike P. Nelson on the director’s chair.

Release Date: January 26, 2020

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Top 10 Animated Movies of 2020

by Kaylen Summers

2020 was a year when we all were glued to our screens. The world spent more time watching movies in 2020 more than any other year. Animation movies were among the most-watched owing to their potential for fantasy and warmth. Here are some of the best animated movies of 2020:

Alien Xmas

This is a Christmas animation film that came out in November 2020. It is the story of an alien, X, who is sent to the North Pole of the Earth to eliminate the Earth’s gravity. X belongs to an extra-terrestrial race of thieving aliens. This is a classic story of how evil is won over by the cheer of the season and everyone ends up in a happy place. Soothing, hopeful, and wonderfully executed, this is one of the most loved animation films of 2020.

Over the Moon

A Chinese computer-animated musical fantasy film, Over the Moon, is yet another beautiful release of 2020. This is the story of a girl who grew up on folk tales of the moon goddess. When her mother falls fatally ill, she embarks on a journey to the moon to find the mystical goddess to seek help. The film is fuelled by music and the memories of her mother that she badly wants to preserve. In a delicate way, the film addresses themes of love, separation, and hope. It is a wonderful watch for those who like to engage in feel-good films that tug at the heart for days after watching.

Canvas

This is a very distinct story of grief. A wheel-chair bound old man learns to cope with the loss of his partner. His daughter and granddaughter visit one day and the little girl uncovers his old passion for painting. As he struggles to accept his own loneliness and loss, he also learns to revive his love for art. This is a very moving, dense film about how a person finds purpose even when he is experiencing the worst kind of grief there is. The film touches upon themes of isolation and solitude with a sense of tenderness. You might need quite a few tissues to get through this one!

Out

This is a film that has a young, gay protagonist who has not yet come out to his family. As he struggles around his sexual identity, he gets his mind magically swapped with that of a dog. The incident opens him up to his own self and well as the emotions of the tiny creature in ways that he never expected. The plot unfolds into a beautiful story of acceptance when the dog causes the man’s secret to be revealed only to find out that his parents have perhaps known it all along. The beauty of this film lies in how it treats the subject of coming out with utmost simplicity and kindness.

Onward

Onward is a computer-animated fantasy adventure film that was one of the best releases of 2020. It is the story of two elf brothers who set out on a journey to find a magical artifact that will bring back their deceased father for a brief while. The story is set in a fantasy world that is built with utmost imaginative nuance. The narrative is full of moments that make it extremely warm as well as exciting. The brothers struggle with the acceptance of their father’s death and they realize that they are all they have for each other. The love for each other that they discover in the absence of a parent is relatable to anyone who has siblings!

The Croods: New Age

This is a film that is all about how a particular community of people tries to fight for survival. Searching for a safer habitat, the prehistoric Croods family goes hunting for land that they can safely inhabit. In the process, they discover a discrete place that meets all their needs. But they have to fight other beings who are higher up on the evolutionary ladder and thus unfolds a story of survival and adventure. This is a fun watch with lots of characters, detailing, and imagination. All these elements make it one of the best-animated films of 2020.

If Anything Happens I Love You

This is an animated short film about grief and the healing power of love. The story follows two parents who try to get over the loss of their school-going daughter after she is killed in a shooting. The memories of the deceased daughter bring shattered and distant parents together. Their memories of her and their love for her act as glue to rebuild their marriage after this traumatic event. Densely layered with deep emotional conflicts, this is a film that is real and hard-hitting. But it comforts in the end because it brings forth the therapeutic power of unconditional love.

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

This is a science-fiction comedy about an alien who crashes lands near a farm. Shaun the sheep finds the alien and decides to save it and return it safely to its home. But sinister forces try to abduct the alien and Shaun and the alien go on an adventure to fight them. The film is very adorable with its cute characters which are animated so beautifully. The story is breezy, witty, and extremely engaging. It is a treat to watch this film and that is perhaps why it is also one of the most loved animation films of 2020.

The Willoughbys

This is a fun take on family bonds and reckless parents. The kids of the Willoughby parents hatch a plan to get rid of their parents who do not give them any attention to live a much freer life as orphans! The Willoughbys were once a generational family of loving parents. But they both become obsessed with each other and neglect their kids. The kind in turn make efforts to get away from their parents and also teach them a lesson. Watch this fun animation film for a joy ride into a dysfunctional family.

Soul

Just before his big break as a Jazz musician, a middle school music teacher must unite his soul and body that were separated in a freak accident. The film is highly positive among critics and reviewers owing to its perfect combination of music, story, and detail. It is a story of finding passion. The element of music lingers all through the film, which adds extra charm to it. Watch this to experience a soothing, hopeful story that is sure to make you smile very often.

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Soul Review: About Afterlife and Pixar’s First Black Lead

by Kaylen Summers

When it comes to animation greatness, Pixar wins without a doubt. Their creativeness and uplifting store telling can be experienced to its finest with their new movie Soul. The movie revolves around a jazz musician who dies unexpectedly and has to navigate through the afterlife. Even while discussing something dark and grimy, the makers have put all their efforts into making it not appear depressing or melodramatic. It is evident that they have succeeded in it too.

Soul delivers a truly positive message that can uplift anyone- that too in a year in which we had to face a lot of darkness and tragedy. It teaches us that life is a colorful blend of failures and rising up from them. These ups and downs are the things that make human existence a wonderful experience that deserved to treasured.

The lead actor of the story is Joe Gardner, who is voiced by the beloved actor Jamie Foxx. Joe is a jazz pianist living in New York City and works as a part-time middle school music teacher. His love for music is the reason why he took up such a career. However, it was not much of a paying career as he needed.  Things finally took a positive turn for him when he was offered a full-time position at the school. It meant job security and actual benefits for him. All his struggles are finally paying off when his former student calls him and tells him about an audition with Dorothea Williams, a famous jazz saxophonist. Unfortunately, his luck ran out just then and he falls into a hole on the roadside. Joe wakes up in a space escalator heading towards his place in the afterlife. However, Joe doesn’t want to die at a moment when everything was finally working out for him. He wants to go back to earth to his body. He meets the unborn souls and the troublesome “22”. Together, they embark on a hilarious spiritual and physical journey that takes them through different levels of existence.

What makes Soul unique is how it skilfully handles the concept of death. Pete Docter, the director, and co-writer of the movie doesn’t want the audience to equate death with fear. It is inevitable and the natural end for life.  Joe is in need of finding a way back into his physical form or life, while 22 believes that life is overrated and being born into Earth means going through endless sufferings. The movie is the journey is these two characters, as they send on to find two opposite meanings and ending up realizing that what they were looking for is ultimately the same- the meaning of life. Pixar has crafted such a complex, existential, and great philosophical thought into a story that even the little ones will easily understand. That deserves more than all the credits that need.

Soul is also an important Pixar movie for introducing the first Black lead in a movie from the studios. Even though many consider this a huge leap from the studio, there are others who think differently. Some critics see Joe’s sacrifice for a white woman to live as a racist subtext. However, the movie does show that Joe’s good deed earning him a second chance for life. So, this claim seems so insignificant.

Soul is now available for streaming on Disney+

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Outside the Wire (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Outside the Wire is a new action/sci-fi movie from Netflix starring Anthony Mackie. The actors are famous for playing the role of Falcon/Sam Wilson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Mikael Hafstrom, the movie has Mackie playing the role of Leo, a militarized android who is fighting technologically advanced enemies in the future. The movie is loaded with lots of action, robots, and explosions and comes from the same producers as that Extraction and The Old Guard.

Releasing Date: January 15, 2021

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Psycho Goreman (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

RLJE Films and Shudder are partnering to bring a new intense horror-comedy. The movie tells the story of a young brother and sister who brings back to life an ancient alien who once failed to destroy the universe. The movie is written and directed by Steven Kostanski and has Matthew Ninaber playing the titular role of  Psycho Gorman. Other main cast members include Nita-Josee Hanna, Owen Myre, and Adam Brooks.

Releasing Date: January 22nd, 2021

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Nobody (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

We all know him from his brilliant performance in Breaking Bad and later as a lead role in its spin-off Better Call Saul. However, Emmy award winner Bob Odenkirk is all set and ready to surprise as with his new persona as an action star. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ilya Naishuller and is written by the narrative architect of the John Wick franchise, Derek Kolstad.

Releasing Date: February 26, 2021.

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Morbius (2021) International Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Upcoming comic book movie, Morbius dropped a new international trailer for the movie and it looks like the Marvel anti-hero’s first live-action adventure will have Jared Leto playing the role of the living vampire and it will be taking place in the Venom Universe. The movie is set to revolve around the enigmatic antihero named Michael Morbius, who tries to cure his rare blood disease and ends up accruing rare vampire-like superhuman abilities.

Releasing Date: March 19, 2021

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10 Amazing Films to Wait for in 2021

by Kaylen Summers

2021 is a year of hope even before it began. The world is looking forward to better times and the case with films is not any different. Here are some of the most anticipated releases of 2021 to wait for:

No Time to Die

Every James Bond film comes with a lot of anticipation. No Time To Die is the 25th installment in the franchise with Daniel Craig in the lead. The film follows the adventures of Bond five years after he has quit service. He is pulled into a mission to track a missing scientist and that sets the story in motion. The film is expected to have all the thrills of a Bond sequel. The cast, crew and plot, all point towards the promise of a smashing, tightly executed action thriller that will up the James Bond franchise one notch. The film is tentatively slated to release in April 2021.

A Quiet Place Part II

Sequel to A Quiet Place, this is one of the most anticipated films of 2021. This is a dystopian thriller that follows the lives of a family as they try to stay alive in the middle of an attack by monsters that hunt on the basis of sound. They try their best to be quiet while attempting to get out of town safe. The second part follows their journey of escape by exploring other dangers that lie ahead of them as they begin to lose each other to death. The first part was one of its kind in its narrative and execution. Consequentially, the second part if expected to invoke the same kind of intrigue and awe, making a film to look forward to in 2021.

Black Widow

Slated for release in November 2021, Black Widow is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. With Scarlett Johansson in the lead, the film is supposed to be the 24th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film picks up after the events of Captain America: Civil War, when the Black Widow finds herself tied to conspiracy theories and her own private history. The narrative is set around her battle against forces she cannot easily stop while also trying to make peace with events of her life much before she became an avenger.

Fast and Furious 9

The 9th instalment to the Fast and Furious franchise, this action thriller is yet another film fans are looking forward to in 2021. Schedules to release in May, the film takes off after the events of The Fate of the Furious. The protagonist Dominic’s family struggles to face assassins and fights for their lives in this sequel where revenge becomes a necessity. Packed with all the racy, edgy elements of the Fast and Furious films, this film also promises some kickass action and thrill.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Sequel to the 2 Conjuring movies and the 8th installment in the overall Conjuring universe, this supernatural horror film is also a highly anticipated release of 2021. Based on one of the most sensational cases from the files of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine, this is the story of America’s first case where a murderer claims paranormal possession as a defense. The Conjuring movies need no introduction or description. They have been chilling spines since the first film came out and this sequel is expected to be nothing short of haunting.

The Suicide Squad

Based on the DC Comics antihero team the Suicide Squad, this is one of the most awaited sequels to the Suicide Squad (2016). The film is set in a time when a Nazi-era prison holds political prisoners and conducts experiments on them. Imprisoned convicts from Task Force X are now sent on a sentence- reducing mission to save these prisoners. The film promises to be an action-packed thriller with some amazing performances and racy sequences.

Dune

Dune is a science fiction film that ventures to explore the mysteries of the universe. Set in the far future, the plot follows Dune, who is appointed as the explorer of a dangerous desert planet which is the only source of a magic substance that extends human life and makes it possible for humans to travel faster than light. The plot with its minimal available details is already exciting. It will be even more exciting to see how they create this visual experience and hook us to the screens with their creative expression. All these elements make Dune yet another promising release of 2021.

Mission Impossible 7

The 7th installment of the MI film series, this is an action spy film that has fans the world over in anticipation. Slated for release in November 2021, the film was shot under many constraints due to the Covid-19 protocol. The history of the other MI films promises this one also to be on the same track in terms of its excellence. Action, curiosity, style, and violence come together in this spy thriller that will surely be one that tops the other films in the franchise in terms of making.

The Matrix 4

The 4th installment in the Matrix series, the film has Keanu Reeves in the lead. The plot of the film has been kept under the wraps by the crew and that only makes the wait more exciting. Scheduled for release in December 2021. The film is an intriguing take on the events following the Matrix franchise, 20 years from the last.

Last Night in Soho

Set to be released in April 2021, this is a psychological horror film that is being awaited by movie lovers. The film follows a young woman, an aspiring fashion designer who mysteriously enters into the 1960s to meet her idol, a wannabe singer. The story is set in London and showcases how London in the 1960s was starkly different. Her venturing into the 1960s has consequences and the film promises to take us through some really immersive psychological sequences that are bound to upset, intrigue as well as mesmerise us.

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10 Most Romantic Movies of 2020

by Kaylen Summers

2020 may have been a bad year for everything else, but it has been quite the year for love! As lovers across the world found new ways to stay in touch and be in love, films also added to the charm with a row of romantic films that released. Here are some of the most romantic films of 2020:

Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a desert resort in California. The story follows two people who meet at a wedding in the resort. They get stuck in a time loop and the film alternates between being a romantic comedy and a science fiction drama. The film is a fun, breezy take on romance and has all the adventures of new people finding love. The performances, execution, and visuals complement the complex character of the narrative, yet make the film a very enjoyable watch. This story of science intersecting romance is definitely one of the best romantic films of 2020.

The High Note

A musical love story, this film is about a young assistant to a famous musician. She wants to produce music instead of being an assistant and when she expresses her interest to her boss, what unfolds is a magical journey of self-fulfillment and finding love. Set in a happy, simple tone, the film offers all the warmth of a good romantic movie. The element of music is present throughout the narrative, making the film a very engaging watch.

The Photograph

This is the story of the estranged daughter of a famous photographer who sets out to know more about her mother. In the process, she falls in love with the journalist who is investigating her mother’s life. The film unfolds beautifully with some tender yet striking romance. The chemistry between the characters is spot on, and the narrative ties together themes of affection, loss, consolation, and romance very effectively. True to its genre and immensely beautiful in its execution, this is definitely one of the most romantic films of 2020.

The Lovebirds

The Lovebirds is a romantic comedy that is a perfect blend of humor and love. It focuses on a couple who have been married for 4 years. They argue constantly and have quite many problems in their marriage. On a drive, they decide to part ways and, in the process, the distracted husband hits a cyclist on the road. What unfolds is the story of how these two people end up in a tangled mess involving a mystery. The film is equal parts fun, curious and romantic. It is a breezy watch for people who love to see lovers get into trouble for no fault of their own!

All The Bright Places

This is a movie based on a young adult novel of the same title. It revolves around two teenagers who meet at a time when both of them are contemplating suicide. They help each other as they understand each other well, and work together on a school project which brings them closer. Packing in all the elements of a young romance, this film was one of the most-watched romantic movies of 2020. It has a very fresh charm to it and the story is extremely relatable to people across ages.

Chemical Hearts

Yet another story about young love, this film follows a teenage boy who is a hopeless romantic. He aspires to be a writer and meets a girl at school while working on the editorial of a high school newspaper. Reluctant to open up to him at first, she slowly begins to let him into her messed up life and what unfolds on screen is a beautiful romance that is warm and lasting. The film has some amazing performances and good music. Young love has perhaps never looked so charming on screen in recent times.

Holidate

Lonely and single at Christmas, a woman decides to bring a date to her family to avoid being taunted for not being in a relationship. The two agree to be each other’s pretend partners for family holidays and keep to plan. But things have a way of messing up, especially when two young, single people are involved! The film is a fun take on being single late into your 20s and being the butt of family jokes about singledom. Romance is portrayed with ease in the film which makes it easily relatable and a fun watch.

After We Collided

A sequel to After (2019), the film is yet another young romance that has a repressed, rather lonely girl struggling with her relationship. It has all the tropes of a young romance movie, yet, the film manages to keep its pace. Filled with cute incidents from the lives of the characters, the film showcases the many romantic possibilities of youth. The characters are lively and full of zest. They bring to life a phase in life that almost everyone likes to remember with a sense of adventure.

Desperados

Wesley is a young woman who desperately wants to settle down in her romantic life. She goes on several dates but comes back disappointed. Finally, she meets a man who she thinks she wants to marry. In an attempt to keep him, she pretends to be who he likes and gets intimate with him. But he vanishes suddenly and she and her friends write an abusive email to him in rage. He reaches out days later informing that he has been in an accident. Determined to delete the email before he reads it, she makes a trip to where he is, to save her love life. Watch what happens in the end, in what can be called one of the best romantic comedies of 2020!

Love, Guaranteed

A fun take on online dating and new age love, this film follows Susan, who goes undercover to investigate the efficiency of an online dating app, Love, Guaranteed. She focuses on the case of a man, a client of the website who has had several dates but no luck. She observes his latest date to find out what problems occur and, in the process, starts getting closer to him. The film is a fun and relatable ride of romance and complexity – two complementary themes in the online dating scenario.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

After a long wait, we finally got our first look at the action-packed series of Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The events of the series are set to continue the Avengers: Endgame storyline, in which Steve Rogers passed his iconic shield down to Sam. With the original Captain America gone, Bucky and Sam are out on there on adventures and trying to find their own place in the world without their friend.

Releasing Date: March, 2021

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Matteo Garrone’s Pinocchio (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Academy Award-winning actor Roberto Benigni as Geppetto, the old woodcarver from the classic tale, this adaption brings us the stunning visuals from Italian locations. Pinocchio is a nine-year-old in the sorry and is on an adventure of his life as he is being chased and kidnaped by bandits.

Releasing Date: 25 December 2020

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The Mauritanian (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Based on Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s diaries written during his long time in prison, The Mauritanian, tells the story of one man who was captured by the U.S. Government and was prisoned for a long time without charge or trial. His only hope for justice is his defense attorney Nancy Hollander and her associate Teri Ducan.

Releasing Date: February 21st, 2021

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Land (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 12 February 2021

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Shadow in the Cloud (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Vertical Entertainment and Redbox Entertainment are teaming up to bring the upcoming sci-fi World War II thriller, with Chloe Grace Moretz in the leading role. The movie revolves around the character Maude who is on a bomber plane with an all-male crew. Her presence intimidates other members. However, what they did not know was that there was some else lurking in the same air carrier they are on board.

Releasing Date: 1 January 2021

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The Midnight Sky (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

George Clooney dons a new look for his upcoming movie for Netflix. The movie is a science fiction drama about an isolated scientist in the Arctic and his attempts to save a space crew that plans on returning back to Earth that is facing a mysterious global catastrophe.  Adapted from the 2016 novel Good Morning, Midnight, it is directed by the leading man, George Clooney himself.  Alongside the Ocean’s 11 star is other prominent names like Felicity Jones, Kyle Chandler, David Oyelowo, and more.

Releasing Date: December 23, 2020

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The Beatles: Get Back (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Directer Peter Jackson is all set to release his upcoming full-length documentary on the legendary band, the Beatles. Titled The Beatles: Get Back, the documentary will be using actual footage shot in January 1969 and is a compilation made from more than 60 hours of unseen footage and 150 hours of unheard audio. The actual recordings are skillfully remastered  and restored and is said to contain the rehearsals of 14 new songs.

Releasing Date: August 27, 2021

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The Sound of Philadelphia (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Set in the world of the Philadelphia mob, The Sound of Philadelphia tells the tale of family, friendship, and betrayal. The man is disturbed by his sister’s death while his cousin becomes more powerful in their family crime business. Directed and penned by Jérémie Guez, the movie has Joel Kinnaman, Matthias Schoena, Ryan Phillippe, Garrett Hedlund, and Maika Monroe in the lead roles.

Releasing Date: 22 January 2021

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10 Disturbing Horror Movies You Will Never Watch Again

by Kaylen Summers

Horror movies can be scary most of the time. However, there are some movies that can be equally disturbing. Here is a list of horror movies that can be pretty hard to stomach.

The Woman

What seemed like a ‘normal’ family is the last member of a cannibalistic tribe. The movie is filled with gruesome cannibalism and sexual assault performed by a child, this movie is sure to make you disturbed. However, it is noteworthy that such a horror movie has some strong statements about misogyny and the people who are constantly normalizing it.

The Human Centipede

We all know this one. The infamous horror movie revolves around a sadistic experiment in which a crazy scientist sews 3 victims together, mouth-to-anus. If that doesn’t sound disturbing enough, wait till you watch one of the victims start to have a bowel movement. You will have a tough time finishing this movie and enough reasons to watch it never again.

Hostel

Director Eli Roth used to be a very famous torture porn movie maker. When the director decided to make his name known in the indie movie circuit, he started making horror movie in the way he best knows- gory and torture horror. The movie has three empty-headed Americans caught in a horrifying game of human hunting and some gruesome chain of events that follows.

The Girl Next Door

You will be surprised to know that this movie is actually based on real events. A young woman who is staying at her own residence is tortured sexually, physically, and mentally. With some really horrifying scenes including sexually assaulting a coke bottle and children torturing one another, you will surely not think about watching this one twice.

The Orphanage

This will be the most depressing movie that you will ever see. From the haunting images of children with special needs to a particular one who walks around with a sack over his head, The Orphanage has enough spooks to give you the chills for the rest of the day. . The movie is dark, both in the subject it handles and also in its making. However, you cannot ignore its Gothic-like beauty.

Teeth

Have you heard the classic legend about a woman who has teeth in her vagina? As absurd it may sound, this dark comedy somehow managed to become one of the most disturbing nightmares for men. Watch how a woman has to deal with the vagina dentata myth as she goes through some grizzly encounters.

The Mist

Stephen King’s novels are known for their horror elements. However, one particular movie adaptation levels up the scare factor further to a disturbing state. When a strange mist takes over their town, a group of townsfolk takes refuge in a grocery store. With a brilliant and controversial ending, you will not be looking to watch the movie again.

Excision

Here is a gag-inducing tale in which an outcast teenager is obsessed with blood and surgery. This leads to some of the most gruesome scenes on screen, particularly the one including menstrual blood. However, if you managed to make it to the ending of the film without turning it off or looking away, then you are sure to get a final kick in the gut.

Funny Games

Funny Games is a psychological crime thriller that is a remake of the 1997 film of the same name. The movie is about a middle-class family who comes across two psychologically disturbed teenagers on their vacation. The family is captured and brutally tortured to a gruesome level. The director intended the movie to be a criticism of on-screen violence used in the media. However, the movie turns out to be more disturbing than most of the others.

A Serbian Film

This is one of those movies that you should only suggest to your enemies. The movie is so disturbing on multiple levels and no sane person will be able to complete it even for once. The story revolves around a man who agrees to make a porn film. However, what he did not know was that it was the most depraved one on earth. From infant rape to decapitation, this is one movie you will surely regret watching.

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6 Thanksgiving Movies To Watch This Month

by Kaylen Summers

Nothing beats the feeling of curling up on the couch to watch a classic movie after Thanksgiving dinner. Here are some feel-good movies that can help you do that. These movies are sure to bring a satisfying sense of gratitude for you on Turkey Day.

Instant Family

🎬2018 ⌛1h 58m

Family can be tough at times. However, what is even more tough is getting a group of strangers to live together in the same house as a family. Instant Family talks about just that. Two house flippers decided to adopt three lifelong foster kids. However, making a family is not as easy as they intended.

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The Stream

🎬2013 ⌛1h 26m

Remember your childhood days when even the smallest task gave room for the greatest imaginary adventures.  Set in the summer of 1981, this movie talks about those innocent adventures, that revolve around the childish mishaps of a group of friends and the fun they are having while playing together.

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Big Daddy

🎬1999 ⌛1h 34m

Sonny is a lazy law school graduate. In order to impress his girlfriend and win her back, he adopts a five-year-old kid. However, things did not go as he had planned. In the process of undoing the mess, Sonny ends up building a bond with his newly adopted son.

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The Princess Switch 2

🎬2020 ⌛1h 37m 

People who have seen the Netflix holiday movie The Princess Switch already know about its premise. The sequel takes it even further when Margaret seeks the help of her double Stacy again to save her love life. But,  it looks like a third look-alike is introduced into the story, it looks like the whole plan is going to get a lot more complicated.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

🎬2005 ⌛1h 54m

We all know the classic tale of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The remake tells the story of a young boy who wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory of the imaginative chocolatier, Willy Wonka, and his staff of Oompa-Loompas. Playing the role of  Willy Wonka is none other than Johnny Depp.

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Tooth Fairy

🎬2010 ⌛1h 41m

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is not the actor you picture as a fairy in a  fantasy comedy movie. Surprisingly, the muscular hunk did play the role of the tooth fairy in the 2010 movie,  in which a tough minor-league player ends up becoming a real-life tooth fairy.

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Breach Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Bruce Willis is back with yet another action-packed thriller. However, this time his on a sci-fi, space adventure. A devastating plague has taken over Earth and Bruce Willis and crew are on an interstellar ark to escape from it. Unfortunately, they have to fame a new threat in space in the form of shape-shifting aliens who are looking to slaughter the remaining humans. It is basically Die Hard in space!

Releasing Date: December 18, 2020

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The Stand In (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Drew Barrymore is back with double the fun. This time she is playing two roles in the same movie- one as a down-on-her-luck actress and the other as a the stand-in for the actress. As the actress goes on sprill of addiction, she is send to rehab for 90 days. However, she tries to switch places with her stand-in and things did not go according to what they have planned.

Releasing Date:  December 11

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Ryan Murphy’s The Prom (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

When high school student Emma gets banned from attending the prom with her girlfriend, two New York City stage star decided to swoop in and offer a helping hand. However, the truth was that they wanted some self-absorbed celebrity activism to boost their suddenly flatlined careers.

Releasing Date: December 11, 2020

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Beast Mode (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Fans of the 80s horror comedies have something to cheer for. Beast Mode looks to bring back the same vibe. The story of the movie is about Huckle Saxton, an actor with a serious attitude problem. When fame gets the best of him, he turns into a ferocious monster-like beast and terrorizes Hollywood.

Releasing Date: December 1, 2020

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Wonder Woman 1984 HBO Max (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The long-awaited sequel from DC is finally getting a new trailer and an official release date. It’s official!! Wonder Woman 1984 will be releasing this Christmas Day on HBO Max and selected theatres. Patty Jenkins returns to the director’s chair and hopes to make a second installment that is as entertaining and powerful as the 2017 movie. Gal Gadot reprises her role as the superhero with Kristen Wiig as Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord, and Chris Pine returning as Steve Trevor.

Releasing Data: 25 December 2020

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Shark Encounters of the Third Kind (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Inspired by two Steven Spielberg classics- Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, here is an indie flick with sharks, aliens, and space. The movie tells the story of a group of terrorizing aliens crash landing on the bottom of the sea. They use mind control on the sharks and use them to attack the towns to complete their mission to invade earth.

Releasing Date:  March 2021

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The Boss Baby 2: Family Business (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

 

The Oscar-nominated blockbuster animated comedy film is getting an official sequel. The movie starts off with Tim and his Boss Baby little brother Ted growing up and drifting apart from each other as they become adults. However, a new Boss Baby is in town and he is planning on a new cutting edge approach for bringing the two back closer and together.

Releasing Date: March 26, 2021

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We Can Be Heroes (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Most of them remember the much-ridiculed 3d film ‘The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl’. The movie is getting a different kind of follow up with Netflix’s latest addition ‘We Can Be Heroes’. Sharkboy and Lavagirl have a daughter now, named Guppy. When alien invaders start to kidnap Earth’s superheroes, their kids are taken to a government safe house. However, the superhero kids decide to take action into their own hands and save the world from the alien invaders.

Releasing Date: January 1st, 2021

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Chaos Walking (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

We all know Tom Holland for playing the role of Spiderman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor has astonished movie lovers and critics with his performance in The Devil All the Time movie earlier this year. Now, he is back with the much-awaited movie, Chaos Walking. The movie takes place in a future where people live in a colony called New World and believes that a deadly pathogen has killed off all the women. However, things change when a mysterious girl crash lands on the planet.

Releasing Date: January 22, 2021

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Hunter Hunter (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The intense man vs. nature tale revolves around a family who lives a rugged life in the wilderness. They survive on hunting animals to make a living and this way of life has undoubtfully made some tension between the father of the family, Joseph, and his wife. Things take an even worse turn when he decides to raise a wolf that he catches.

Releasing Date: December 18, 2020

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One Night in Miami (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Marking the feature directorial debut from Oscar-winner Regina King, One Night in Miami is the movie adaptation of the award-winning play of the same name by Kemp Powers. On a fateful fictional night, iconic personalities such as Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, Jim Brown and Muhamed Ali crosses paths and spent time together. Even though the premise is of a fictional one, the movie did give the legendary figures authentic looks.

Releasing Date: December 25, 2020

 

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Pieces of a Woman (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

With Martin Scorsese as an executive producer, this intense Netflix drama is about a happy couple waiting for the birth of their child. Unfortunately, the birth leads to the heartbreaking loss of the baby and this pushes the couple into a turmoil of emotional instabilities. Filled to the brim with outstanding performances, this is one movie that you don’t want to miss watching.

Releasing Date: January 7, 2021

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Castle Freak (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Dennis Paoli and Stuart Gordon’s 1995 horror cult classic Castle Freak, get an apt reimagining for a Shudder and VOD/digital release. The movie revolves around Rebecca who is permanently blinded after a tragic car accident. Recently, she discovers that her long-lost mother has passed away and left her their family’s ancestral castle. In the hopes of reconnecting with her past, she visits the castle with her group of friends. However, several mysterious happenings is causing her friends to die one by one.

Releasing Date: December 4, 2020

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Tom & Jerry: The Movie (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The beloved cartoon characters of Tom and Jerry are returning back to the big screens after a long time. The new movie showcases the spectacular blend of animation and live-action. Exploring the new grounds of adventure the iconic characters must now somehow learn to work together in they want to save the day. While many live-action movies like Sonic the Hedgehog received severe backlash from fans, the makers of this movie decided not to mess with the original look of the characters and it looks undoubtfully better and acceptable in the live-action backdrop.

Releasing Date: 5 March 2021

 

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Paintball Massacre (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A group of old high school friends decides to go on a paintball trip miles away from civilization. However, when a cold-blooded masked killer makes his way into the group, things take a really bad turn. Now, they must survive the school reunion to stay alive.

Releasing Date: December 15, 2020

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10 Best Crime Thrillers to Watch on Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

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

The Whistleblower

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

Terminal

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

Salt

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

City of God

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

An American Crime

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

Highway Hitcher

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

The Bank Job

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

Untraceable

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

Wild Things

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

Blue Tiger

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

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8 Best Sci-Fi Movies On Prime Video Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Coherence

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

Super 8

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

2046

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

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

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

Archive

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

Turbo Kid

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

The Vast of Night

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

Particle Fever

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

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8 World Cinema Every Serious Movie Fan Should Watch

by Kaylen Summers

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

Check out this list and start watching them now.

The Bicycle Thieves

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

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

The Music Room

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

La Grande Illusion

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

Tokyo Story

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

Citizen Kane

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

The Red and the White

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

Memories of Underdevelopment

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

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Nine Days (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A fantasy tale in which a man interviews five souls that are not yet born, to determine which one should be given the chance to live on earth.

Releasing date: 22 January 2021

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Promising Young Woman (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Cassie is a wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning woman who lives a secret double life by night. When she had an unexpected encounter, it is set to change her life and set the wrong things right.

Releasing Date: 16 April 2020

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New Archenemy (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A teen meets a mysterious man. He claims to have lost his superpowers as he was ported a different dimension to this. The two team up to fight against a vicious crime boss and take down his crime syndicate.

Releasing Date: 11 December 2020

 

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Mortal (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A mysterious man has the power to burn the people of things that he touches. As his powers grow more uncontrollable, a psychologist is out to help him survive his harsh powers from hurting others.

Releasing Date: 24 June 2020

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The 355 (2022) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

In order to stop a global organization from getting hold of a powerful weapon, five women team up to prevent the bad guys from spreading chaos throughout the world. The movie is directed by Simon Kinberg and has a long-range of A-listers as the cast.

Releasing Date: 2022

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The Mortuary Collection (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A young drifter takes up a job at the local mortuary that is on the outskirts of the town. There she meets the eccentric mortician Montgomery Dark, who tells some of the most twisted tales which are terrifying one after the other.

Releasing Date: 8 October 2020

 

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Freaky (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Millie Kessler is a teenager who struggles to survive the bullying by the popular kids at her high school. She mystically swaps bodies with the Butcher, who is the town’s infamous serial killer. Millie soon realizes that she has only 24 hours to get her identity back or she will be stuck in the middle-aged body forever.

Releasing Date: November 2020 

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Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Taking place in a  fantasy world called Kumandra, the movie welcomes us to a land where humans and dragons live together in harmony. However, when an evil force starts to threaten the land, all the dragons sacrificed to save humans. About 500 years past then, Raya, a lone warrior has devoted her life to find the legendary last dragon and reunite the divided people of the land.

Releasing Date:12 March 2021

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All My Life (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

All My Love is a powerful story inspired by real-life events. An engaged couple realizes that the groom is diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. The critical disease has made their wedding plans for summer impossible. However, it did not stop them from their love for being together. Overcoming all the hurdles, they accelerate their wedding plans and end up marrying one another.

Releasing Date: 23 October 2020

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Soul (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

When a middle -school band teacher named Joe accidentally dies, he gets transported into a different realm.  There he must help someone discover their passion and the process makes him realize what it means to have a soul.

Releasing Date: 25 December 2020

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Monster Hunter (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Lt. Artemis and an elite unit of soldiers are transported to a strange world through a portal. The new land is filled with powerful monsters and relentless danger. In order to survive, the team must team up with a mysterious hunter in the hopes of finding a way back home.

Releasing Date:  3 December 2020

 

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The musical tells the tale of a teenager from Sheffield who comes to England in the hopes of becoming a Drag Queen.

Releasing Date: 26 February 2021

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The Midnight (2020) Sky Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The Midnight Sky is a post-apocalyptic tale adapted from the 2016 novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton. Augustine Lofthouse is a lonely scientist in the Artic. He is on the run to stop Sully and her fellow astronauts from making it back home following a mysterious global catastrophe. George Clooney plays the main role in the movie and is also in the director’s chair.

Releasing Date: 23 December 2020

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is an adaptation of the famed August Wilson play and celebrates the breathtaking story of the trailblazing blues singer Ma Rainey and her band, who rose above society’s prejudices and never allowed it to dictate their worth.

Releasing Date: 25 November 2020 

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The Best Musicals To Watch On Netflix Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

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

Les Misérables

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

West Side Story

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

The Muppets

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

White Christmas

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

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

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

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

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

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Dewey Cox is destined to become one of the most musical sensations of all time. However, a childhood tragedy follows throughout his life and his rise to music stardom. As his career blooms Dewey changes his musical styles, becomes addicted to nearly all drugs known, and falls for uncontrollable rage.

 

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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8 Most-Awaited Movies That Got Postponed Due To The Pandemic

by Kaylen Summers

The pandemic has left many movies waiting for a theatrical release and many film buffs inpatient. The awaiting line-up is truly impressive and picked eight movies that are the most anticipated.

Avatar 2

avatar 2 movie stills

Originally intended to be released on December 17, 2021, Avatar was set to release every other December from then. However, the pandemic has delayed the shoots, and the makers of the movie have decided that it is better to skip this year and release the movie one year later. The first Avatar movie was released in 2009 and was a huge blockbuster. With the studios looking to build a franchise, fans of the movie are sure to get an epic adventure on Pandora.

The Batman

One of the other major movie productions that got delayed due to the pandemic was Matt Reeves’s upcoming Batman movie starring Robert Pattinson. The movie was supposed to be released on  June 25, 2021. Unfortunately, production delays and Pattinson getting affected by Covid19 has moved the movie release to March 4, 2022.

Black Widow

 Disney tried its luck by releasing its delayed movies on its streaming platform and failed miserably. Hopefully, they are not trying to do the same with Marvel’s Black Widow. The movie was intended to be a summer tentpole releasing in May 2020. With the theatres closed across the globe, the movie is moved to May of next year along with other Phase 4 movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Candyman

Fans of the cult classic slasher movie were excited to hear that a new installment of the franchise was coming their way. Unfortunately, it looks like they have to wait even further as the studio decided to keep the movie on the shelves till 2021. The exact date is yet to be decided. Till then we will not be hearing much about the movie.

Dune

The 1984 movie Dune was a visual extravagance in concept, visuals, and performance. When the studios decided to remake the film into a new, grander version, we all were expecting nothing less. Now, the studio has announced that it will be shifting its release date from December of 2020 to October of 2021.

Free Guy

Ryan Reynolds is known for his hilarious moments both on-screen and off-screen. When the trailer for his new movie Free Guy was released, fans were more than excited for the movie. Initially agreed to be released on July 3, 2020, the action-packed CGI-heavy flick is now shifted to December 2020. 

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Another classic franchise that is getting a modern-day sequel is the fan-favorite Ghostbusters. Though an all-female version of the movie was released earlier, it was not accepted well by the audience. This installment, however, is said to be a direct sequel and was expected to release on July 10, 2020. The movie is now rescheduled for a  March 2021 release.

No Time to Die

Perhaps the most anticipated movie to have postponed due the pandemic is none other than No Time to Die, adding another chapter to the James Bond movie franchise, this one will mark the last time we will see Daniel Crag as the 007. With more than enough trailers released for the movie, fans were all set to see the movie in April 2020. Now, they will have to wait until April 2021 to watch the movie.

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Borat 2 (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

With the US election moving in closer, Amazon Prime decided to team up with Sacha Baron Cohen to bring back the scandalous comic character Borat. The sequel to the original film has him return back to America and carry out some of the most outrageous and funny pranks on real politicians and others.

Releasing Date: October 23, 2020

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Holidate (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Holidate is the latest rom-com to come from Netflix and is released in focus for the Thanksgiving and holiday audience. The movie based on the classic case of friends becoming more than friends after overcoming the adversities and challenges that come their way.

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The Craft: Legacy (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A continuation of the original movie, The Craft: Legacy tells the tale of the aspiring teenage witches. With their newfound powers, it looks like the four are getting into some unwanted territories. Trouble is bound to follow.

Releasing Date: Oct. 28, 2020

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Clouds (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Based on a true story, Clouds takes us into the life of the musician Zack Sobiech who had an untimely death in 2013. The title of the movie is named after a famous hit song from the band A Firm Handshake, which was produced by Sohiech. The movie is directed by Justin Baldoni whose previous know work is Five Feet Apart.

Releasing Date: October 16

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‘Tenet’ Review: Watch It Only If You Are A Nolan Fan

by Kaylen Summers

It seems like Christopher Nolan’s obsession with the space-time continuum is not going to end any time soon. His new movie Tenet proves it again. Fortunately, even if you can’t figure out all the sci-fi concepts, the slick visual effects and strong lead performances can help you stay hooked to the movie to some extent.

There is no doubt that Tenet is action-packed sci-fi eye-candy. However, the tedious complexity of how the plot has been narrated can make any normal moviegoer scratch their heads. If you have a Ph.D. in quantum physics and if you are able to remove all the constant and heavy barrage of confusing reveals, then you will find that the center plot of the movie is not as complicated as you have expected. In fact, some might even find it to be similar to the 1994 Sci-fi movie Time Cop.

Spoilers ahead!

For most of the folks who still haven’t got the faintest idea about what the movie is actually about, then let us break down the plot into a simpler form. A Russian bad guy possesses the technological ability to travel back and forth in time. In Nolan’s terminology, this is known as ‘temporal inversion’.  The Protagonist is tasked with the top-secret mission to stop them by using the same technology- reversing time. Helping him in the mission is another spy from the British Intelligence, played by Rober Pattinson.

The core principle that drives the movie is the concept of time invention. In the future, humans have somehow derived the capability of sending objects back in time. This means that objects like a bullet will come back to the gun instead of going forward. Scratching your heads already?! There is more. After almost half of the movie, the protagonist is sent back in time to relive the even happened in the first half in reverse. The ending, like every other Nolan movie, can leave you confused and thinking.

Nolan’s movies are always critically remarked for its inability to convey human emotions. The director finds more perfection in building dramatic structures and scientific explanations than exploring the complexities of human life. This downside is evident in Tenet as well. However, the director’s ability to pick up a genre and reinvent it is something that was always appreciated. Tenet was his take on spy movies, but it fails to stand out and instead, ends up as an elaborated show of gimmicks.

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6 Netflix Movies That You Should Definitely Watch

by Kaylen Summers

The Wrong Missy

🎬2020 ⌛1h 30m

Instead of texting his dream woman, Tim mistakenly invites someone from a nightmare blind date to his work retreat to Hawaii.

All Day And A Night

🎬2020 ⌛ 2h 01m

While serving his sentence in jail, a young man looks back at the people, the circumstances, and the system that made him take the path toward his crime.

The Young Offenders

🎬2016 ⌛1h 23m

Two teenage boys cycle 160 km on stolen bikes when they are pursued by police to find a missing bale of cocaine worth 7 million euros.

Truth or Dare

🎬2018 ⌛1h 40m

During their spring break, a group of college students decides to play truth or dare and it turns deadly.

Cargo

🎬2018 ⌛1h 44m

Infected by violent pandemic, a father with only 48 hours to live. Now, he has to find a new home for his daughter.

The  F**k It List

🎬2019 ⌛1h 43m

When a prank ends up ruining a high school senior’s life, he shares a list of things that he could have done better.

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Best Underrated Netflix Movies For You To Stream This Weekend

by Kaylen Summers

Netflix surely has some of the best movies and originals available for streaming. Unfortunately, most of them don’t get the attention they deserve. Here are some of the best, underrated movies on Netflix that deserve a closer look.

Gerald’s Game

🎬2017 ⌛1h 43m 

When her husband’s sex game goes wrong, Jessie is left handcuffed to a bed in a remote lake house

Upgrade

🎬2018 ⌛1h 39m

A violent mugging leaves a man paralyzed. However, when he gets a chip that helps him control his body, he finally goes out to get his revenge.

The Last Days of American Crime

🎬2020 ⌛2h 29m 

Before a mind-altering signal end all criminal behavior, a bank robber and his team are out for one last heist.

Acts of Vengeance

🎬2017 ⌛1h 26m

Seeking revenge for the murder of his wife and child, a lawyer trains himself to eliminate the murderers.

Fractured

🎬2019 ⌛1h 40m

When his injured wife and child go missing, a man must find the secrets that the hospital is hiding.

The Babysitter

🎬2017 ⌛1h 25m 

Cole discovers that his hot babysitter is part of a satanic cult. Now, he must save himself from getting killed by them.

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The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A werewolf is out on the run in the small town and it is leaving bodies everywhere under the full moon night. A distressed inspector has taken it on himself to find a solution to the problem and end it before it ends him. Directed by Jim Cummings, the film marks the last appearance by the beloved actor Robert Forster. The actor is known for his performances in Breaking Bad and Jackie Brown.

Releasing Date: October 9 , 2020

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Love and Monsters (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Love and Monsters is a new post-apocalyptic movie about a dystopian future filled with monsters. Through the new earth taken over by monsters, a young boy is on the quest to find his lost love. However, he has to fight some gruesome monsters and make new friends before finally getting to his lady.

Releasing Date: October 16, 2020

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The Witches (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A young orphan boy is sent to live with his grandma in a rural village. As a group of deceptively glamorous yet diabolical witches starts to attack them, the grandma sends the boy to a seaside resort. It was at this same time that the world’s Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe.

Releasing Date: October 22, 2020

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Vampires Vs. the Bronx (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

When their neighborhood in the Bronx gets attacked by a group of Vampires, a group of kids took it to themselves to destroy the blood-sucking monster and save their neighborhood. This American comedy horror film is directed by Osmany Rodriguez and penned by Osmany Rodriguez and Blaise Hemingway.

Releasing Date: October 2

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Over the Moon (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

‘Over The Moon’ is an out-of-this-world tale with visuals out of this world. The fantastical, music-filled adventure is about a girl who believes that the legend about the moon that she heard is true. In order to prove that she is true, she builds a rocket and travels to the moon with her bunny sidekick.

Releasing Date: October 23, 2020

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Occupation: Rainfall (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

An uneasy alliance has been formed between humans and a member of the invading alien race. However, it has put the world at risk. Two years after the invasion, the survivors from Syndey Australia are on desperate fight to earn back their freedom and defeat the aliens.

Releasing Date: Unknown

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The Croods 2 (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Sequel to the 2013 animated hit, The Croods 2 takes the stone age family into new territories. The pre-historic characters reach a safe spot where there is enough food and luxury for them. However, in order for them to stay there, they must learn to co-exist with a family more modern than them.

Releasing Date: November 25

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The Last Shift (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

After 38 years at Oscar’s Chicken and Fish, an aging fast-food worker has finally decided to quit his job. but, before his leave, he must train the young boy who will replace him on the graveyard shift. The story takes us deep into the lives of two men who are struggling to make ends meet and are still worlds apart.

Releasing  Date: 25 September 2020

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The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Based on the true story of the infamous 1969 trial, The Trial of the Chicago 7 tells the story of seven defendants who were wrongfully accused by the federal government with the conspiracy of planning the countercultural protests in Chicago in 1968.

Releasing Date: October 16, 2020

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The Boys in the Band (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Taking place in New York City in 1968, the movie is about a group of friends who have gathered for a raucous birthday party. Screenwriter Michael is hosting the party in honor of the sharp-dressed and sharp-tongued Harold. The movie takes place in a time when being gay was still considered to be best kept behind closed doors.

Releasing Date: September 30, 2020

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The Comeback Trail (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Based on the original movie by Harry Hurwitz, The Comeback Trail features the story of Max Barber, a struggling Hollywood producer played by Robert De Niro. He owes a lot of money to Morgan Freeman’s mob boss Reggie Fontaine. In order to overcome the debt, he decided to set up a dummy film production,  get the lead actor insured for a large amount of money, kill the actor in an accident, and collect the insurance amount.

Releasing Date: November 13, 2020.

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The Glorias (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The Glorias tells the story of Gloria Steinem.  The movie takes us from her childhood in 1940s Ohio to her leading role in the women’s liberation movement.

Releasing Date: September 30

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Rebecca (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Directed by Ben Wheatley, Rebecca tells the story of a newly married young woman who has gone through a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with her new husband, Maxim de Winter. After arriving at her new husband’s family estate on the English coast, the naive and inexperienced, she finds herself at odds in the shadow of Maxim’s first wife, the elegant lady Rebecca.

Releasing Date: October 21, 2020

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Best Adventure Movies Streaming On Prime Video

by Kaylen Summers

If you are looking for some adventure movies to watch this weekend, then be sure to check out these on Prime Video.

Train to Busan

A virus outbreak is turning everyone into zombies,  Martial law is declared as the mysterious virus is spreading across the country and the only safe space is reported to be Busan. A group of unaffected on a train to Busan, looking for shelter. Unfortunately, it looks like some on the train have turned into zombies. Will they be able to stay alive? Or will they end up as zombies before reaching Busan?

Mission: Impossible: Fallout

Every Mission Impossible movie is undoubtedly action-packed adventures. From the raw stunts to Tom Cruise just running and running, these movies are best when it comes to keeping us at the edge of our seats. The sixth and most recent installment to come from the franchise is Fall Out, in which Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt is off to stop the Syndicate’s plan for a global catastrophe. Joining him onscreen is none other than Henry Cavill.

Logan Lucky

This comedy heist adventure is about the Logan brother, Jimmy, and Clyde. The two are planning to pull off a grand robbery at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the racing circuit in North Carolina, USA. They are looking to do it during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race without getting caught by the authorities. With their family curse on shadowing their plans, will they be able to succeed?

Baby Driver

Edward Wright is known for his brilliantly edited visual storytelling. Baby Driver is the latest addition to his list of engaging movies. It is stylish, fast-paced, exciting and smartly written. The movie is about Baby, a young getaway driver. After meeting the woman of his dreams he decided to come clean and live a better life. However, the crime boss has other plans for him as a heist they were involved in goes sideways.

Coco

Disney- Pixar movies are all about adventures. Coco is one such movie that takes adventure to a new level. When his family bans music for generations, Miguel decides to go embark on an adventure to the land of the dead. It was there that he met the charming trickster named Hector, who helps him find the real secret behind his family.

Stagecoach

The 1938 film stagecoach redefined the movie genre of Westerns in multiple ways. Driven by John Ford’s brilliant direction, the movie turned B film actor and stuntman John Wayne into a leading star. The movie may feel like an anthology of cliches for today’s audience. However, for the time, it was an iconic movie about a group of disparate passengers who are battling with themselves and each other, as they are moving across the Indian country.

Apocalypse Now

Speaking about classic movies, Apocalypse Now is one movie that is an adventure into the harsh physical world as well as the deep human psyche. Captain Willard is on a dangerous mission to Cambodia. He must assassinate a treacherous colonel who is supported by a local tribe. The movie is a cult classic and still maintains the reputation of a masterpiece.

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What’s New On Your Streaming Services This September

by Kaylen Summers

Catch up with all the latest popular movies arriving on Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, and your other streaming platforms. Check out our list of new movies for you to start streaming now.

All Together Now

🎬2020 ⌛1h 33m ⚡Drama

Netflix’s newest American drama film, All Together Now is a heartwarming tale. It is about an optimistic, talented young girl. In order to overcome the problems in her personal life, and pursue her dreams in music, she must learn to trust her friends and accept help from them.

Same Kind of Different As Me

🎬2017 ⌛1h 59m ⚡Drama

Ron cheats on his wife. When he confesses that to his wife, she makes him work at a shelter home for the homeless. There he meets an ex-convict. The two men from different backgrounds develop an everlasting friendship as they move on into one of the most remarkable journeys of their life.

Trolls World Tour

🎬2020 ⌛1h 31m ⚡ Animation

There are many more tribes of trolls scattered across the world. Each of them has a different music style. Poppy, Branch, and their band of friends are out to find other tribes of trolls, unite them and fight against a mysterious threat coming their way.

Get Duked!

🎬2020 ⌛1h 26m ⚡ Horror

Ever went on a camping trip? After this Amazon original, all those sweet memories are sure to change. Four teens were on a camping trip in the Scottish Highlands. Unfortunately, it turns into a fight for survival when some vicious hunters try to hunt and kill them.

The Sleepover

🎬2020 ⌛1h 43m ⚡Comedy

Clancy and Kevin are siblings who were having a simple sleepover. What they didn’t expect was their parents get kidnapped by international thieves. Now, they have to use the cool spy gadgets in their parent’s hidden chamber to go on a wild overnight adventure to save them.

The Courier

🎬2019 ⌛1h 39m ⚡ Thriller

Nick is the only witness to a crime and he has the power to put a vicious crime boss in prison if he testifies against him. In order to prevent that from happening, he decides to kill him by hiring a mysterious female motorcycle courier to deliver a poisonous gas bomb to Nick.

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6 Movies That Are Too Good To Stream Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

If you are looking for some great movies worth your time, then here is our list of movies that you need to watch.

Someone Great

What’s it about: This love-story-turned-break-up film is all about finding yourself after a painful break-up. Gather your gang, grab some wine, and watch this movie to rediscover yourself this Valentine’s Day.
📺Watch it on: Netflix

The Terminal

What’s it about: Viktor Navorski lost his country for some political reasons. But, the problem is that he was on the plane when this whole thing happened. Now, he’s stranded at Kennedy Airport with a passport that nobody recognizes.

📺Watch Movie: Amazon Prime

Charlie Wilson’s War

A hard-partying Texas congressman finds himself in a little bit of crisis when he makes a socialite his girlfriend. She inspires into doing whatever he can to help the Afghan freedom fighters.

📺Watch it on: Hulu

Time to Hunt

What’s it about: Three outlaws want to leave their dystopian world and move to a faraway paradise, They plot a money heist to make their dreams come true, but ends up drawing the attention of a vicious killer.
📺Watch it on: Netflix

Honey Boy

What’s it about: From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father.
📺Watch Movie: Amazon Prime

Mother

What’s it about: Mother is the story about a mother and her teenage son Do-joon. When her mentally-handicapped son is accused of murdering a girl, the mother must go to great lengths to free him.
📺Watch it on: Hulu
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6 Retro Movies That Are Still Too Good Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Looking for an old classic to watch? We got you covered. Take a look at this list of movies that are vintage gold.

Unforgiven

What is it about? After his long life of wild west adventures, William Munny is finally having a quiet and peaceful retired gunslinger life. However, fate has one more adventure for him as he takes up one last job with a boastful young man as a partner.

Rosemary’s Baby

What is it about? Rosemary is a first-time mother who is expecting her first child. What she didn’t expect was her husband making a pact with the devil. He was promised to get his unsuccessful career to go skyward. But, it turns out that the devil had other plans for them and the baby as well.

Midnight Express

What is it about?  American student Billy Hayes was captured for trying to smuggle two kilos of hash out of Turkey. Fate was not on his side as he was sentenced to be prisoned for a nightmarish 30 years in jail.  Watch how Billy kept his spirit even in the darkest times.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

What is it about? Fans of the medieval epic? Then, here is a parody that can tickle your funny bones. Based on the Arthurian legend, this cult comedy masterpiece is written and performed by the Monty Python comedy group and one of the many comedy flicks from the team.

Awakenings

What is it about? Dr. Malcolm Sayer is a shy research physician who discovers a cure for the epidemic. He uses the experimental drug to help the catatonic victims of a rare disease. However, things are not looking good for him as he lands in more trouble than expected.

Ghost

What is it about? Things were going great for Sam and his girlfriend. But, everything went devastated when he got killed by a mugger. The love for his girlfriend made his spirit stay on earth. Now he wants to somehow warn her of the danger awaiting her.
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Let Him Go (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

After playing the roles of Clark Kent’s parents in the Man of Steel, actors Kevin Costner and Diane Lane are back together playing the character of a couple who are out to try and help their grandson. After the death of their son, their son’s wife got married and moved to a distant place. When they finally went searching for them, it was revealed that their grandson and his mother are actually with some dangerous people.

Releasing date: November 6, 2020

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I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: September 4, 2020

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Ammonite (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Looking forward to the award season, Neon’s upcoming drama Ammonite is a powerful drama set in the 1840s England. The movie has Kate Winslet playing the role of an acclaimed palaeontologist named Mary Anning who falls into a passionate affair with a married woman. Over time, both of them develop strong feelings for each other and they become romantically charged. Along with Winslet, the movie also has Gemma Jones, James McArdle, Alec Secareanu, and Fiona Shaw playing other important roles.

Releasing Date: 16 October 2020

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Unhinged (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Played by Russell Crowe, the movie follows a unnamed central character who is going through some personal problems. His frustrations bursts out during a road rage as he starts assaulting  some people that he saw on the road. However, it soon reveals that there is id something more to the outrage than expected. If you are a fan of unexpected twists, this movie is set to thrill you to the core. Even in the lockdown of movie theatres, the movie is still expected hit theaters soon.

Releasing Date: August 21, 2020

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Death on the Nile (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: October 23, 2020

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On The Rocks (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

We all know Bill Muray for his wonderful performances in movies like Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day. The actor is reuniting with director Sofia Coppola for a new movie co-starring Rashida Jones. The actor-director combo was last seen on the remarkable Lost in Translation. The new movie has Bill Murray and Rashida Jones as father and daughter meeting up after a long time. Jones’ character is going through a tough marriage with her husband traveling all the time. The father and daughter decide to find out where he is actually going.

Releasing date: October, 2020

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The War with Grandpa (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing date: October 9 

 

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The Owners (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

After Game of Thrones and The New Mutants, Maisie Williams is returning with a horror-thriller. The story is about two small-time crooks trying to scoop out a home in the middle of nowhere. They were looking to surprise the owners and steal them. However, they soon realize that they are trapped in a house of nightmares.

Releasing Date: September 4, 2020

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Tenet (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Warner Bros. has released the final trailer for Tenet. Directed by Christopher Nolan, the movie is about international espionage involving time travel. Similar to Nolan’s previous movies, this one also comprises of some of the most mind-boggling concepts, in which a secret agent is sent on a dangerous, time-bending mission to prevent World War III from happening.  John David Washington plays the leading character with Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Fiona Dourif, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Dimple Kapadia, Martin Donovan, Taylor-Johnson, Himesh Patel, Clémence Poésy, Aaron   Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh in other important roles.

Releasing Date: 26 August 2020

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Seized (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: October 13, 2020

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Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Judas and the Black Messiah tells the story about Fred Hampton who became the chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. Marking the directorial debut of Shaka King, the feature has Daniel Kaluuya playing the historically important character, his fight against the deep-rooted racism in America, and ultimately how the FBI plotted to assassinate him.

Releasing Date: October 8, 2021

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Death Of Me (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing date: October 2, 2020

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Alone (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Taking place in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, Alone follows a recently widowed woman who is trying to cope by fleeing the city. Unfortunately on her way, she gets kidnapped by a mysterious man and is locked away in his cabin. Though she eventually escapes, she soon realizes that surviving the wilderness around him is a greater task.

Releasing date: September 18

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Clownface (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Fans of slasher movies have something to cheer for. The newest addition to the cult genre of slasher movies is in the form of a killer clown. The long-awaited slasher tells the gruesome tale of a young man haunting the small town with murders and abductions by wearing a clown mask made of human flesh. Feels horrifying? Wait till you watch the entire movie.

Releasing date: August 18, 2020

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Must-Watch Robert De Niro Performances In Movies

by Kaylen Summers

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

‘Mean Streets’ (1973)

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

‘Heat’ (1995)

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

‘The Untouchables’ (1987)

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

‘The King of Comedy’ (1983)

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

‘The Deer Hunter’ (1978)

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

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The Pale Door (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Blending the overused genres of horror and western, filmmaker Aaron B. Koontz skillfully presents a wholesome experience for the audience with The Pale Door. The movie includes Devin Druid, Zachary Knighton, Bill Sage, Pat Healy, Natasha Bassett, Noah Segan, Stan Shaw, and Melora Walters in the main cast list. The screenplay is penned by Aaron B. Koontz, Cameron Burns, and Keith Lansdale.

Releasing Date: August 21, 2020

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Spree (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Starring Joe Keery (Stranger Things), Spree tells the story about a rideshare driver who also happens to be a social media influencer. The movie has a found footage approach and is a cynical commentary on how social media drives our current lives. It was initially planned to be released in the theatres. However, the movie will be released on digital instead.

Releasing date: August 14, 2020

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Guest House (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A newly engaged couple looking to buy what is assumed to be a perfect house for them. However, there is a problem. They have to deal with a party animal tenant who is staying in the guest house. They decided to buy the house anyway and they quickly realize that it was really a bad idea. Directed and co-written by Sam Macaroni, the important cast members include Mike Castle, Chris Kattan, and Aimee Teegarden.

Releasing Date: September 4, 2020

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Rogue (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Megan Fox is back with a new action thriller and this time she is fighting a gigantic, dangerous lion. The movie talks about a group of mercenaries who are out in Africa to capture an ‘asset’. Megan Fox is the leader of the team. However, things take a turn and what follows are explosions, bullets, and a daring escape attempt. It is the ultimate woman vs beast scenario.

Releasing Date: August 28, 2020

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The New Mutants (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The New Mutants takes us away from the X-men universe (from what is known for now) and tells the horror-thriller set in an isolated hospital. A secret organization is holding a group of young mutants for psychic evaluation. Things go crazy as their newly found powers are put to the test and they have to run to keep their lives alive. If you are expecting a X-men type superhero movie, then you are in for a treat.

Releasing Date: August 28th, 2020

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Project Power (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Starring Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the lead roles, Project Power is the rated R superhero flick. There is plenty of violence, bloody images, drug content, and some language too. The plot of the movie revolves around a wonder drug that unlocks superhero powers for those who use it.

Releasing Date: August 14, 2020

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8 Thrilling Zombie Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the best zombie movies available on Netflix

Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018)

Image result for Day of the Dead: Bloodline movieZombies in this film are referred to as rotters. They don’t eat humans, they just bite them and spread the infection. Zoe is a young medical student who survives the attack of these biting creatures. In the wake of the emergency, she is transferred to a refugee camp where she serves the victims of the attacks and carries out research to come up with a cure. After a gap of five years, the rotters return and confront her at the refugee camp, and dark secrets of her life began to surface in the process.

Gallowwalkers (2012)

Image result for Gallowwalkers movieUnlike other Zombie movies, where the undead is the villains to be exterminated by a human protagonist, Gallowwalkers has puts an undead man center stage. The backstory being, his cadaver was resurrected by his relatives so he could avenge his death and the rape of the woman he loved. The film comes across as weird and highly goofy with the odd methods of killing and ripping of human skin.

Rise of the Zombie (2013)

Image result for Rise of the Zombie movieNeil Parker takes a trip into the woods post a fight with his girlfriend, Vinny. An unexplained wound on his arm begins to fester and he finds himself indiscriminately consuming insects, leaves, bugs and soon it is humans. He tries to reach out to Vinny who is his only hope in this dastardly situation but she is not available. The first of a supposed trilogy, the film garnered attention and appreciation for a  substantial plot.

KL Zombi (2013)

Image result for KL Zombi movieNipis from Kuala Lumpar (the extended form of KL in the title) finds his leisurely hockey love quite useful when the city is under a zombie attack. Entertainment value at its peak, although the performance and the plot are sorts of overdone.

Doom (2005)

Image result for Doom movieHell breaks loose as a group of vicious humanoids take control of a research lab on Mars and create a ruckus. A group of mariners set out on a quest of hunting and eliminating these beings from Mars. With gore and horror in abundance, the film will take you back to your childhood where you played a similar game. The movie does not follow a gritty story or have any character arcs. It is purely an action flick meant for entertainment.

The Rezort (2015)

Image result for The Rezort movieThis one right here is an original and distinct plot that does not lack substance. There is character depth, a gripping storyline and the camera work is magnificent. The film is based in a ReZort which offers killing zombies as a part of leisure sports. Sounds odd huh? But the plot progresses into a captivating experience and besides some below-average performances, nothing about this film is disappointing.

Ladronas de Almas (2015)

Image result for Ladronas de Almas movieTranslates to ‘Soul Robbers’! The film is set during the time of the Mexican War of Independence. A group of rebels plan to invade the house of a paraplegic old man residing with his three daughters and a servant. They soon find out that the family is not human and in fact are undead and is supported by their Haitian servant. For those who do not know, Haiti is the birthplace of the legend of Zombies and presumably, no one knows more about them than the residents of Haiti.  The film ended in a cliffhanger and was well received by critics and audiences. Although no sequel has been announced as of yet.

 

  1. Here Alone (2016)

Image result for Here Alone movieA family escapes a zombie outbreak and seeks refuge in the woods. But as time passes Ann, the mother remains the sole survivor in the wilderness. She crosses paths with a teenager and her stepfather who is wounded and helps them. But going ahead, things start getting complicated and that ensues a tale full of action and interesting character arcs. The film has one of the best sound editing and background score. The script might seem a little flawed but you will definitely enjoy the ride.

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8 Movies That Can Make You Instantly Happy

by Kaylen Summers

50/50

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

Lion

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

Salmon Fishing in Yemen

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

Sing Street

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

It’s Kind of a Funny story

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

Love is Strange

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

The Fundamentals of Caring

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

The Intouchables

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

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8 Romantic Movies That Are Worth Revisiting

by Kaylen Summers

Here are 8 romantic movies that are worth seeing once again.

Once

Image result for Once movieThis is a rather unusual love story about a busker and an immigrant who write and record songs about their romance. The language used in the film is bold, but the story and music will take your heart away. This oddball of cinemas is worth a shot.

P. S. I Love You

Image result for P. S. I Love You movieThe emotional closure is something that every relationship needs, especially when the separation has been caused by death. Death does not give everyone a chance to say goodbye, but the husband in this film was aware of his fate and thus decided to give his wife a proper closure through 10 letters. Grab that box of tissues, because you will be needing a lot of them.

The Notebook

Image result for The Notebook movieIf you are into love stories, you have probably already watched this one and there is no reason why you would not want to watch it on Valentine’s night. It is a classic love story loved by all hopeless romantics. The one that made you wish Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling were a real couple and made you go crazy when you found out they were actually dating. That is the effect this film had on the audiences.

Water for Elephants

Image result for Water for Elephants movieThe one thing that gets you excited about this film is the unusual pairing – Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. Both are wonderful in their roles and do not disappoint. Pattinson plays a veterinary student and Witherspoon is a circus performer. Both find a common interest and leaning towards an elephant and that is how a beautiful tale of love ensues. But every love story has a villain. In this case, it is Witherspoon’s husband.

The Holiday

Image result for The Holiday movieMany of us might tag this a holiday flick, but it is essentially a love story. Following the lives of Iris and Amanda, who happen to meet through an online home exchange website, decide to switch residence and dwelling each other’s land for some time. It is the holiday they could use to get away from their tragic lives. Both find a love interest in a strange land and it is endearing to watch two stories parallelly progress towards a happy ending.

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7 Netflix Movies That Are Super Creepy To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

We have gone through almost all the horror movies available on Netflix and trimmed down 7 of the best horror movies on the platform.

The Ritual

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

I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

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

Murder Party

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

Coraline

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

The Crow

A tale of rebirth for revenge, The Crow charts the life of Eric who is killed along with his fiancée by a group of street thugs. A year later, Eric comes back to life as the Crow infiltrates the gang and brutally brings each one responsible to justice. The film sheds light on the unsettling and evil corners of society.

The Babysitter

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

Horns

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

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Terrifier 2 (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The killer clown is back to hunt down and slaughter his victims. Directed and written by Damien Leone, the sequel brings back the original slasher film killer to the screens once again. The movie has Jenna Kanell, Samantha Scaffidi, Catherine Corcoran, and David Howard Thornton in the lead roles. The movie is intended to reach audiences by Halloween.

Releasing date: October 2020

 

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Honest Thief (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Liam Neeson is back with yet another action thriller. This time he is teaming up with filmmaker Mark Williams for a heist flick. Liam Neeson plays the role of a bank robber.  However, the movie takes a small turn to drama as well. In short, it is a heartfelt story of redemption filled with fights, chases, and explosions in order to make things right for the others.

Releasing Date: October 9, 2020

 

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The One and Only Ivan (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Skipping theatres, the most awaited adaptation of The One and Only Ivan is arriving on  Disney+. The movie tells the unforgettable tale of friendship of Ivan, a 400-pound silverback gorilla, who lives suburban shopping complex with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and several other animals.

Releasing Date: August 2020

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The Kissing Booth 2 (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The Kissing Booth 2 brings us back to the relationship between Elle and Noah.  After spending their summer together, the two are working their way into a long-distance relationship. It is not looking good for both of them as they have to face may adversities. but, they are not going to give up without a fight.

Releasing Date: July 24, 2020

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An American Pickle (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: August 6, 2020

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Possessor (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Possessor is a gruesome blend of both sci-fi and horror genre. The red-band trailer showcases some of the most brutal, unflinchingly violent visuals with lots of blood, up-close brutality, and intimacy. The movie tells the story about an elite, corporate assassin named Tasya Vos who takes control of other people’s bodies to take out high-profile targets.

Releasing Date: 2020

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Most Viewed Movies Streaming Now

by Kaylen Summers

365 Days

🎥2020 ⚡Romantic Thriller ⌛1h 54m
A dominant mafia boss imprisons a woman and gives her one year to fall in love with him.

The Grudge

🎥2019 ⚡Horror ⌛1h 33m
A single mother and detective are out to solve the suspicious murder of an entire family by a young mother at their house.

Crawl

🎥2019 ⚡Suspense ⌛1h 27m
A hurricane is on the lose and Haley’s father is trapped in her home crawling with crocodiles. Now, it is up to her to save him.

A.X.L.

🎥2018 ⚡Romantic Thriller ⌛1h 39m
Young motocross racer Miles Hill helps a robotic combat dog escape his creators and the military.

Wild Card

🎥2015 ⚡Suspense ⌛1h 32m
A Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills gets it into trouble with the mob when he hits the son of a powerful mob boss.
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6 Popular Movies Trending On Netflix Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Take a look at these brilliantly crafted movies that are trending on Netflix right now.

The Last Days of American Crime

🎥2020 ⚡Crime, Action ⌛2h 29m
A mind-altering signal is about to end all criminal behavior. Before it is deployed a bank robber and his team is out to pull off one big heist.
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The Lovebirds

🎥2020 ⚡Dark Comedy ⌛1h 26m
A couple on the verge of breakup lands in the middle of a murder mystery. Now they are on a wild race to find the killer and clear their names.
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Acts of Vengeance

🎥2017 ⚡Action Thriller ⌛1h 26m
Seeking revenge for the murder of his wife and child, a lawyer trains himself to eliminate the murderers.
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Snowpiercer

🎥2013 ⚡Post Apocalyptic Thriller ⌛2h 6m
From the Oscar-winning director of Parasite, this movie is about the revolution that brews inside a train that contains what is left of the human race.
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The Wrong Missy

🎥2020 ⚡Comedy ⌛1h 30m
Thinking that it was the woman of his dreams, Tim invites someone from a nightmare blind date to his work retreat to Hawaii.
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Extraction

🎥2020 ⚡Action Thriller ⌛1h 57m
A mercenary is sent into Bangladesh to rescue a drug lord’s kidnapped son. However, the mission turns into a soul-searching race to survive.
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Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The cult duo of Bill and Ted is back and this time stakes are higher than ever for them to fulfill their rock and roll career. A mystery visitor from the future tells the two friends that the world can only be saved with their song. This intrigues the heroes as they decide to set out on another adventure through time.

Releasing Date: 13 August 2020

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You Should Have Left (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Director David Koepp reunites with Kevin Bacon in a  psychological thriller in which a couple tries to find a restful vacation on an isolated edge of the world. However, they soon discover that they have reckoned with some deep secrets. This terrifying, mind-twisting tale is sure to make you jump with a scare.

Releasing Date: 18 June 2020

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Another Round (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 27 August 2020

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Respect (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Based on the life of Aretha Franklin, the movie tells how she started her singing from her father’s church choir to becoming one of the most recognized voices of the nation. However, no path of success is easy and hers too had many hurdles to overcome.

Releasing Date: 25 December 2020

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Pixar’s Soul (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: November 20

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Greenland (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Starring Gerard Butler, the movie tells the story of an ordinary family man who has a wonderful home in an upper-middle-class neighborhood and loves his wife and son. He soon comes to the realization that the fragments of a comet passing by are heading his way, while the government is denying any such claims. Now, it is up to him to save his family.

Releasing Date: August 14, 2020

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Waiting for the Barbarians (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Starring Academy Award winner Mark Rylance, Academy Award nominee Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, and Greta Scacchi, Waiting for the Barbarians is a movie adaptation of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature winning novel by J.M. Coetzee.

Releasing Date: August 7, 2020

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Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Produced by none other than Selena Gomez, this romantic movie has the main character Lucy trying to mend a broken heart. However, things took an unexpected turn when she accidentally takes the wrong Lyft car ordered and ends up seeing someone special. The two eventually decide to work together on a project and it is obvious that they will develop a feeling for each other.

Releasing Date: July 17, 2020

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The King’s Man (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: September, 2020

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Most Wanted (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Based on the real-life story of journalist Victor Malarek, the movie talks about how he was out investigating the “Operation Goliath” and finally getting a warning to not print anything related to the case. However, his investigates eventually lead to the unravelling on a twisted drug deal and in turn, saved the life of a man who was wrongfully sentenced for 100 years.

Releasing Date: July 24, 2020

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Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

An old abandoned fishing village is now the centre of certain scientific study on sharks. Following the disappearance of several people, these scientists are out to find out the reason behind it. They soon discover that a group of smart sharks have grown a liking for human flesh and are looking to hunt them down.

Releasing Date: August 25, 2020

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Relic (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A daughter is out to find his mother who has disappeared in a very mysterious way. Surprisingly, she returns back under the same suspicious circumstances.  As things begin to become clearer, it seems like an unseen evil has invaded their lives and destroy them once in for all.

Releasing date: July 10, 2020

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The Rental (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A group of friends is on a road trip. They decide to rent an old house overlooking the ocean from a man who seemed to be friendly. They do drugs and party. Everything was fine until one of them finds a hidden camera in the bathroom. From there, the tension rises as the group looks to leave the place unharmed and resolve the problem that they have landed upon.

Releasing Date: June 18, 2020

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Eurovision Song Contest (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The team behind the movie of Wedding Crashers is back and this time it is for a Netflix movie. Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams are playing the lead role as the Icelandic singing duo Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdottir. They represent their country in there at the Eurovision Song Contest, while nobody believes them to be any good.

Releasing date:  June 26th, 2020

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7500 (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing  date: June 19

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Followed (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: June 26, 2020

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Aquaslash (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A mysterious water park turns into a bloodbath in this throwback to the classic slashers of the 1980s. After the end of high school, the students of  Valley Hills are off to start their summer by visiting a water theme park. However, what waited for them there is a range of gruesome rides that is sure to turn the water red.

Releasing Date: Aquaslash

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Enter the Fat Dragon (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date:  July 14, 2020

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Tenet (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Tenet is another mind-twisting thriller from Christopher Nolan. The movie has John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Michael Caine, Elizabeth Debick, and Kenneth Branagh in the major roles. Nothing much about the movie is yet disclosed. However, we can assume that the director’s signature, nonlinear storytelling method will be used.

Releasing Date: July 17, 2020 

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The Old Guard (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The Old Guard is about Andy and her covert group of mercenaries with a mysterious inability of immortality and fast healing. For centuries, they have fought for the mortal world. However, things are getting too much out of control they add a new member to their group and some corporate team working to tap their powers for their own profits.

Releasing Date: 10 July 2020

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We Bare Bears (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Based on the animated series We Bare Bears, the movie is about the bears whose love of food trucks. A viral video about them goes wild and it catches the attention of  Agent Trout from the National Wildlife Control. now, he wants to reset the ‘natural order’ by capturing the bears and getting them caged up.

Releasing Date: June 8, 2020

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Infamous (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Arielle is a down on her luck dreamer who is longing for popularity. she has an instant connection with Dean who is working for his abusive father. When her father dies suspiciously, the two are on the run, robbing gas stations and conning people along the way.

Releasing Date: June 12, 2020

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Four Kids and It (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

During their seaside holiday, four children discover a floppy-eared creature with the ability to grand them wishes. the only problem is that their adventures end at sunset and everything goes back to normal. will they be able to control the magic before someone actually gets hurt?!

Releasing Date: June 30, 2020

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Inmate (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

This documentary from Universal is about celebrating the life of the iconic actor, Danny Trejo. It explores how far he went from making his way into the restaurant business and to become a real-life hero. Featuring interviews with Robert Rodriguez, Michelle Rodriguez, Donal Logue, Cheech MaRin, Gilbert Trejo and Danielle Trejo, the movie is directed by Brett Harvey.

Releasing Date: July 7, 2020

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The King of Staten Island (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The King of Staten Island is a dramedy featuring Saturday Night Live cast breakout star Pete Davidson as the main protagonist. The movie is about Scott who lost his firefighter father when he was seven. Ever since then he has had arrested development and it has stopped him from becoming a tattoo artist.

Releasing Date: June 12, 2020

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Unhinged (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Rachel was running late to work and she didn’t expect to get into a scuffle with a stranger at a traffic light. In his lifetime he had always felt powerless and invisible and now he has Rachel in his crosshairs. She soon falls prey for his cat and mouse game as he started targeting everyone she loves to teach her some deadly lessons.

Releasing Date: July 1, 2020

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Da 5 Bloods (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Paul, Otis, Eddie, and Melvin are four African-American Vets. They go back to the country in search of their fallen Squad Leader. Accompanying them is Paul’s son, who is concerned about the whole trip. With the promise of finding a buried treasure, the crew battles both man and nature in search of what they seek.

Releasing Date: June 12

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Shirley (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Based on the life of renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson, who is also known as Elizabeth Moss, the movie takes us into her life when certain newlyweds started to disrupt her writing. This affects her and her relationship with her husband a lot.

Releasing Date: June 5, 2020

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The Last Days of American Crime (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

In the distant future, crime is increasing at a very high rate. In order to put an end to this, the government has adopted a new technique. A ragtag team of people on the wrong side of the law is brought together to stop the criminals dead on their tracks.

Releasing Date: June 5, 2020

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You Don’t Nomi (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

You Don’t Nomi is a documentary that dives deep into the cult classic Paul Verhoeven’s salacious Showgirls. The movie looks into the critics’ remarked and explores the complicated afterlife of 1995’s biggest flop. The original movie had critics and audiences on near-universal derision.

Releasing Date: June 9th, 2020

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Summerland (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Summerland is a magical World War II movie that revolves around a reclusive writer named Alice. She has left behind her solitary life on the seaside cliffs of Southern England while World War II is raging. One day she opens her door to see a young London evacuee named Frank whom she adopts. Thus changes the course of her life.

Releasing Date: July 17, 2020

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Becky (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Becky is a spunky and unruly teen. Her dad Jeff brought her to a weekend getaway as a means to reconnect with each other. Unfortunately,  it all took a bad turn when the merciless Dominick and a group of escaped convicts starts to invade the lake house they are in.

Releasing Date: June 5

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Love, Victor (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A spin-off of the 2018 movie Love, Simon, this movie also takes place in the same universe. However, this time the story is centered around different characters, namely Victor and Benji. Victor applies for a job at a local tea shop. Surprisingly, Benji was working there and two develops emotional connections between each other.

Releasing Date: June 19, 2020

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The High Note (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Taking place in the world of the Los Angeles music scene, the movie centers on Grace Davis, a pop music superstar. Maggie has dreams o becoming a music producer. However, she is stuck as her overworked assistant. The two have to work together now to take Graces’ career into a different path.

Releasing Date: May 29, 2020

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6 Sport Movies For You To Stream On Disney+

by Kaylen Summers

Queen of Katwe

🍅93%  ⌛1h 40m

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

Free Solo

🍅97%  ⌛1h 40m

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

Secretariat

🍅63%  ⌛2h 3m

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

The Rookie

🍅84%  ⌛2h 7m

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

Invincible

🍅84%  ⌛1h 45m

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

The Greatest Game Ever Played

🍅63%  ⌛2h 00m

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

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The Wrong Missy (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Tim Morris met his dream girl accidentally. Their relationship quickly escalated from through texts and he decided to invite her on a company trip. However, Tim soon realized that the Missy he was texting was the wrong one. By that time, it was all too late and he ended up spending the trip with the annoying Missy.

Release Date: 13 May 2020 (USA)

 

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What’s New On Your Streaming Services This April 2020

by Kaylen Summers

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

✅ New Movies & Shows on Netflix

Money Heist [Season 4]

Coffee & Kareem

Spenser Confidential

🎬Movie 🍅38% ⌛1h 50m

The Occupant

🎬Movie 🍅N/A ⌛1h 43m

✅ New Movies & Shows on Prime Video

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

Agatha Christie: The Pale Horse [Season 1]

Hangman

Mystery Team

✅ New Movies & Shows on Hulu

Spider-Man

Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole [Season 1]

Bangkok Dangerous

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10 Greatest Gangster Movies of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Oldboy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by Kaylen Summers

How to Build a Girl is a 2019 comedy film based on the novel of the same name. The film revolves around Johanna Morrigan as she grows from a teenager living with her working-class family on a council estate in England to a popular but conflicted music journalist.

Release Date: May 8, 2020

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Blood and Money (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A retired veteran goes on a hunting trip in Northern Maine. Due to the dense forest and snow, no one is able to track him. However, he accidentally stumbles across a dead woman and a large sum of money. Now, the people who killed the woman are off to track him down and kill him. Will he be able to survive with her army skills?

Releasing Date: May 15, 2020

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Yummy (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Filled with blood, violence, and fun, Yummy is about a young couple traveling to a shabby Eastern European hospital for plastic surgery. However, they didn’t expect to be eaten by zombies that were created as a result of some experimental rejuvenation treatment. With everyone around them turning into zombies, will they be able to fight off these bloodthirsty monsters?

Release Date: 2020

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Tammy’s Always Dying (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Tammy is a self-destructive woman who has a dysfunctional relationship with her daughter Catherine. However, when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer, Catherine decides to profit from their misfortune by letting a television producer document the rest of her life.

US Release Date: May 1, 2020

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Enemy Lines (2020) Official Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

In November 1943, a British commando squad and an American officer team up on a covert mission into Poland. Their mission is to kidnap and extracting a sought-after Polish scientist, Dr. Fabian, from the Germans. They believe that his research is the key to win the war.

Release Date: 24 April 2020

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8 Non-Animated Family-Friendly Movies To Stream

by Kaylen Summers

Wonder

The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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.

The Jungle Book

A man-cub named Mowgli fostered by wolves. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle, by which he embarks on a journey of self-discovery with the help of the panther, Bagheera, and the free-spirited bear, Baloo.

Home Alone

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin’s house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother attempts to race home before Christmas Day.

A Little Princess

When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara’s creativity and sense of self- worth.

Elf

When young Buddy falls into Santa’s gift sack on Christmas Eve, he’s transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa’s helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can’t shake the nagging feeling that he doesn’t belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job — disguised as an English nanny. Soon he becomes not only his children’s best pal but the kind of parent he should have been from the start.

Galaxy Quest

The stars of a 1980s sci-fi show—now eking out a living through re-runs and sci-fi conventions—are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft. Believing the cast’s heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of aliens turn to the cast members for help in their quest to overcome the oppressive regime in their solar system.

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Walkaway Joe (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

An unlikely friendship is born between a young boy searching for his father and a wandering loner hiding from his past. The old man wants the boy to make better choices and take a greater path than running his life, playing in bars for money. The movie stands on the moral of second chances and a shot at redemption.

Releasing Date: 8 May 2020

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Almost Love (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Almost love is an ensemble comedy featuring the love life of multiple couples. The movie is about romance in the smartphone era, how they are falling in love, and how things can easily go wrong. The movie is penned and directed by Mike Doyle.

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The Willoughbys (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The Willoughby children think that they can raise themselves and sends their selfish parents on vacation. However, they soon realize that without parents or family they will not be able to stay together. So, they set off into a big adventure in search of a new family.

Releasing Date: April 22, 2020

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The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

This upcoming comedy has Paul Hogan playing himself. He is on the brink of receiving a Knighthood for services to comedy. Despite his manager telling him not to mess it up, the following 6 weeks saw his name and reputation hilariously destroyed.

Releasing Date: April 30, 2020

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To The Stars (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Digital Release on: Apr 24, 2020

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Was I Really Kidnapped Trailer (2020)

by Kaylen Summers

Was I Really Kidnapped Trailer follows a woman named Elle who believes that she was kidnapped. However, the detectives who are investigating the cast thinks otherwise. they believe that everything is happening in her head and there was no kidnapping at all. Now Elle must fight to clear her name and identify her abductor.

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Connected (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Connected is a classic road trip comedy complete with a cute dog and a robot invasion. A desperate father finds himself less connected with his tech-savvy daughter. With her leaving for college, he must find a way to bring back the love and care that they once shared. The solution- a road trip at the last possible second. But, will that be enough to keep the family bonds tight?!

Releasing Date: September 18, 2020

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What’s New On Your Streaming Services-March 2020

by Kaylen Summers

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

✅ New Movies & Shows on Netflix

Outbreak (1995)

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

Altered Carbon [Season 2]

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

The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019)

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

Freedom Writers (2019)

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

✅ New Movies & Shows on Prime Video

Watch Hunters [Season 1]

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

Honey Boy (2019)

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

Danger Close (2019)

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

Ted Bundy: Falling For a Killer [Season 1]

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

✅ New Movies & Shows on Hulu

Kinsey (2004)

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

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

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

Friends With Kids (2012)

🎬Movie 🍅67% ⌛1h 40m
Long time friends Julie and Jason decided to have kids without being a couple. Being “time-share” parents, they wanted to enjoy parenthood without curbing their personal freedom.
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8 Captivating Boxing Movies Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Rocky

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

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Million Dollar Baby

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

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Creed

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

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Cinderella Man

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

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When We Were Kings

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

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Southpaw

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

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Gladiator

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

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Knuckle

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

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Arkansas (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: May 5, 2020

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Top Most Anticipated Movies of 2020 [Updated]

by Kaylen Summers

Saint Maud

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

Releasing Date: March 27, 2020

The Secret Garden

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

Releasing Date: 13 August 1993

Trolls World Tour

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

Releasing Date: 17 April 2020

Lost Transmissions

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

Releasing Date: March 13, 2020

Dead by Dawn

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

Releasing Date: April 7, 2020

Disney’s Jungle Cruise

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

Releasing Date: July 24, 2020

Uncorked

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

Releasing Date: March 27, 2020

The Wretched

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

Releasing date: May 1, 2020

 

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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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Defending Jacob (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 24 April 2020

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We Summon the Darkness (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

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Coffee & Kareem (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: April 3, 2020

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8 Movies That Are Too Confusing To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Memento (2000)

4.2/ 5.0

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

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

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Shutter Island (2010)

4.05/ 5.0

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

Director: Martin Scorsese | Writers: Laeta Kalogridis

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Source Code (2011)

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

Director: Duncan Jones | Writers: Ben Ripley

Paycheck (2003)

3.15/ 5.0

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

Director: John Woo| Writers: Dean Georgaris

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Triangle (2009)

3.45/ 5.0

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

Director: Christopher Smith | Writers: Christopher Smith

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The Tree of Life (2011)

3.4/ 5.0

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

Director: Terrence Malick | Writers: Terrence Malick

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Predestination (2014)

3.75/5.0

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

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

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Coherence (2013)

3.6/ 5.0

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

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

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A Nun’s Curse (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: May 12, 2020

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Bad Trip (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: April 17, 2020

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Most Awaited Upcoming Movies of 2020

by Kaylen Summers

Greyhound

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

Releasing Date: June 12, 2020

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

No Time To Die

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

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

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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10 Awesome Movies That Will Keep You Entertained

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

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

Snatch (2000)

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

The Apartment (1960)

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

The Meyerowitz Stories (2017)

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

The Late Bloomer (2016)

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

Devil (2010)

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

Beetlejuice (1988)

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

Four Weddings and a Funeral(1994)

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

Boomerang (1992)

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

Secretary (2002)

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

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

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Black Widow (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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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Greyhound (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: June 12,2020

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Pooka Lives (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: April 3

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

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

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

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

In the teaser, an elder woman of the family is seen explaining the traits of a ‘good wife’. These traits, of being quiet, composed, graceful, and disciplined, are the ones that Mulan’s family wants to see in her. While these traits are being told one by one, a montage of Mulan dressing up in their traditional female attire and makeup is shown juxtapositioned with her training with her sword.

The original flick may have had a hard time figuring out its feminist agenda. But, the new live-action version might focus more on its feminist core. Rather than Mulan just trying to be a man to break the gender stereotypes, we might get a Mulan who can finally embrace her female qualities to become a superior warrior. After all, the traits for a great warrior are also being quiet, composed, graceful, and disciplined.

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Disney’s Jungle Cruise (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: July 24, 2020

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Upcoming Horror Movies Worth Waiting [2020]

by Kaylen Summers

A Nun’s Curse

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

Releasing Date: May 12, 2020

Candyman

Claimed to be the ‘spiritual’ sequel of the 1992 iconic horror classic, the new Candyman movie will see the return of Tony Todd in the titular role. With Nia DaCosta in the director’s chair, the movie will be an updated take on the franchise and will be directly connected to the original movie. Other major characters are played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman),  Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits), Teyonah Parris (If Beale Street Could Talk), and Colman Domingo (Euphoria).

Releasing Date: June 12, 2020

Abominable (2020)

Telling the tale of the angry yeti, Abominable centers around a team of researchers who are out to find a plant that can advance medical research by centuries. However, what they never expected was an angry yeti across their path. With their lives hanging in the balance will they be able to survive the cold weather and the mythical beast.

Releasing Date: April 14, 2020

Antebellum (2020)

Antebellum is a high-concept horror flick with a stacked cast. The movie tells the story of a successful author named Veronica. She finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality. In order to escape and save her life, she must somehow uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late.

Releasing Date: 24 April 2020

Dead by Dawn

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

Releasing Date: April 7, 2020

Brahms: The Boy II

Brahms: The Boy 2 centers a small family that moves into a guest house at the Heelshire Mansion estate. Their son has already been going through some trouble. Not knowing about the horrifying history of the grand home, their son makes friends with the eerily life-like toy he calls Brahms. Will the family survive the terrifying doll?!

Releasing Date: February 21, 2020

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7 Beautiful Movies That’ll Make You Smile

by Kaylen Summers

After a busy can week, we all are looking for ways to lift our spirits- and sometimes the best way to do it is just relax and stream a good movie. But, the problem with finding feel-good movies is that not all popular movies can bring back your lost joy.

Feel-good movies are those special, lightweight movies that carry an uplifting, thoughtful message that will definitely leave a smile on your face when the credits roll. With that being said, we have selected for you some awe-inspiring feel-good movies that can surely cheer you up.

Check out these binge-worthy movies and let us know which one you liked the most.

The Karate Kid (1984)

⌛2h 6min⭐8.2/10

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

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

⌛ 2h 15m ⭐8.6/10

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

The Squid and the Whale (2005)

⌛104 min ⭐ 7.3/10

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

The Big Sick (2017)

⌛2 hours ⭐ 7.6/10

This one is a Prime Video exclusive. Pakistan-born Kumail Nanjiani and graduate student Emily Gardner fall in love. However, with two different cultures, bad things are bound to happen. Emily contracts a mysterious illness.  This forces Kumail to face her parents, his family’s expectations, and his actual feelings.

Forrest Gump (1994)

⌛2h 22min ⭐ 8.8/10

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

Cast Away (2000)

⌛2h 23min ⭐7.8/10

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

Love & Other Drugs (2010)

⌛1h 52m ⭐6.7/10

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

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Candyman (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Claimed to be the ‘spiritual’ sequel of the 1992 iconic horror classic, the new Candyman movie will see the return of Tony Todd in the titular role. With Nia DaCosta in the director’s chair, the movie will be an updated take on the franchise and will be directly connected to the original movie. Other major characters are played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman),  Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits), Teyonah Parris (If Beale Street Could Talk), and Colman Domingo (Euphoria).

Releasing Date: June 12, 2020

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Run (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Directed by Aneesh Chaganty and written by Chaganty and Sev Ohanian, Run is an upcoming American horror-thriller film. The movie centers around a home-schooled girl who uses a wheelchair. She becomes suspicious about his overprotective mother and is hiding a dark, sinister secret from her.

Releasing Day:  May 8, 2020

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Abominable (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Telling the tale of the angry yeti, Abominable centers around a team of researchers who are out to find a plant that can advance medical research by centuries. However, what they never expected was an angry yeti across their path. With their lives hanging in the balance will they be able to survive the cold weather and the mythical beast.

Releasing Date: April 14, 2020

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5 Martial Arts Movies That Are Pure Entertainers

by Kaylen Summers

Our fascination with martial arts is never-ending. That why we are so addicted to watching martial arts movies. Originally, the genre first made its appearance in 1920s China. From there, these movies gained much popularity over time and finally made a solid entry into Hollywood with the arrival of Bruce Lee in the 1970s.

Over the years we have seen so many of these movies to understand that it takes more than just Kung-Fu to make a great martial arts movie. That’s why we have created a list of the best martial arts movies that you should not miss out on.

Fist of Legend (1994)

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

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The Grandmaster (2013)

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

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Man of Tai Chi (2013)

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

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Unleashed (2005)

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

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House of Flying Daggers (2004)

Ready for some history lessons?! Because this story is set in 9th century China. Flying Daggers is a group of vigilantes waging war against the corrupt government. A daring warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows. But, there is something hidden in all this.

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Antebellum (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Antebellum is a high-concept horror flick with a stacked cast. The movie tells the story of a successful author named Veronica. She finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality. In order to escape and save her life, she must somehow uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late.

Releasing Date: 24 April 2020 

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Dead by Dawn (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: April 7, 2020

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Lost Transmissions (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: March 13, 2020

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Trolls World Tour (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 17 April 2020

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The Secret Garden (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 13 August 1993

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Scoob! (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Scooby and the gang are now facing their most challenging mystery ever. Someone is plotting to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus onto the world. With a global dog-apocalypse happening, will Scooby be able to fulfill his secret, epic destiny?! Will the legacy be true?!

Releasing Date: May 14, 2020

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Strike (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Strike is a British stop-motion animated feature. Goldmine town is under attack by a supervillain commonly known as ‘The Boss’. In order to save his home town, a young mole must achieve an impossible dream- to become a footballer.

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The Willoughbys (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Based on Lois Lowry’s book of the same name, The Willoughbys is the second-ever animated feature film from Netflix. Abandoned by their oblivious parents, four Willoughby children must learn to adapt from their old-fashioned values to the contemporary world. IT is only then that they can create a modern family.

Releasing Date: April 22, 2020

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The Other Lamb (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Teenage Selah was born into a cult and it was the only thing she knew. Cut off from modern society, she lives in a remote forest commune with other girls like her. The cult is presided over by a man called Shepherd who is a controlling, messiah-like figure with a frightening dark side. however, after a series of nightmarish visions and disturbing revelations, Selah starts to question her existence and the cult.

Releasing Date: April 3, 2020

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Girls Just Wanna Have Blood (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Marking the feature-length directorial debut of Anthony Cantanese, Girls Just WannaHave Blood tells about social outcast Jessica who is accepted into a trio of teenage vampires. Her life is turned into a nocturnal world of murder, drugs and all-night parties. Meanwhile, a mysterious, foreign vampire hunter is out to find them.

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Seven Stages To Achieve Eternal Bliss (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

An unorthodox black comedy about how a young couple’s Los Angeles home turns into a suicide magnet. It all starts with a cult leader committing suicide in their bathtub. Soon, many of his disciples start to break their way into the house to follow him into the afterlife. Unbale to pay high rent and with no other place to go, they are forced to live in the apartment among all the chaos.

Releasing Date: Mar 6, 2020

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8 Movies We Can’t Wait to Watch in 2020

by Emily Keen

How much ever we try to cover all the movies in a year, it is impossible to catch every single one on the list. We are bombarded with options every year. And then during awards seasons, we find out that there is actually much more to the roster than we have added to the list. The 2019 list still has pending contenders but we are already compiling the 2020 line up. Few that we are really looking forward to are listed below.

 

  1. The Grudge

Image result for The Grudge movieThe 2004 version of this film was terrifying. The film sees a detective investigating murders happening in a haunted house. The creepy force lurking the home is believed to pass the curse of evil to whoever enters the house. The curse begins to inflict a terminally ill woman, her husband and one other couple who somehow end up in the space ruled by the creepy presence.  (In theatres January 3)

 

  1. Underwater

Image result for Underwater movieWe see Kristen Stewart in her next action-adventure, this time battling strange creature underwater. The film follows a research team in a drilling station which is wrecked by a disaster and the only way the survivors can manage to escape the predicament is by walking across the seafloor. (In theatres January 10)

 

  1. Bad Boys for Life

Image result for Bad Boys for Life movieWill Smith and Martin Lawrence are returning once again to the silver screen with the Bad Boys streak. Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are on the roll one last time.  (In theatres January 17)

 

  1. The Rhythm Section

Image result for The Rhythm Section  movieStephanie Patrick (played by Blake Lively) discovers that the plane crash that killed her family was not an accident. She seeks help from a former CIA agent who can help her track down the culprits. The quest to find the truth soon turns to a self-destructive action as the feeling of vengeance takes over. (In theatres February 31)

 

  1. Birds of Prey

Image result for Birds of Prey  movieThe suicide squad spin-off has Harley Quinn returning to the silver screen. Joining her are Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Ewan McGregor. (In theatres February 7)

 

  1. The Photograph

Image result for The Photograph  movieMae, the daughter of a renowned photographer is grieving the untimely death of her mother when she discovers a photograph that leads her on a quest of diving deeper into her mother’s early life.  While she is at it, she meets a journalist and a tale of an unexpected romance unfolds. (In theatres February 14)

 

  1. Emma

Image result for Emma  movieThe impression of Gwyneth Paltrow playing the meddling Emma Woodhouse is carved deep in the mind. But then again, why not? (In theatres February 21)

 

  1. A Quiet Place Part II

Image result for A Quiet Place Part II movieThe real-life husband-wife John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are returning back with the second instalment of this highly acclaimed creeper. Krasinski will also be directing the film in addition to starring in it. The stay silent feature’s first instalment created a lot of buzz. Will it be able to surpass the level of horror it created earlier? We are yet to find out! (In theatres March 20)

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Where To Stream The Best South Korean Movies

by Kaylen Summers

With Parasite winning the Oscar for best picture this year, movie buffs are busy exploring more movies from South Korea. These movies are rich in brilliant performances, strong narratives, and captivating visual grammar.
Here are some awesome South Korean movies where you can stream them.

South Korean Movies On Netflix

Snowpiercer (2013)

🍅95% ⌛2h 7m 🎬Action, Post- Apocalypse

Burning (2018)

Train to Busan (2016)

🍅93% ⌛1h 58m 🎬Adventure, Zombie

Okja (2017)

South Korean Movies On Prime Video

The Handmaiden (2016)

The Man from Nowhere (2010)

🍅100% ⌛1h 59min 🎬Thriller, Crime

The Quiet Family (1998)

A Bittersweet Life (2005)

South Korean Movies On Hulu

A Taxi Driver (2017)

The Chaser (2008)

🍅82% ⌛2h 5min 🎬Thriller, Crime
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6 Best South Korean Movies On Prime Video

by Kaylen Summers

If you enjoyed our list of best South Korean movies on Netflix, then its time to take a look at what Amazon Prime Video has to offer. There is no doubt that these movies are as best as the Netflix ones. With so many amazing narratives and awesome performances, these movies are the best when it comes to cinema.

Here are some of the best South Korean movies available for you to stream on Prime Video.

The Handmaiden

A young woman is hired to become the handmaiden to a Japanese heiress. She lives an isolated life in a large countryside estate. However, it turns out that the maid is actually a pickpocket hired by a fraudster. He is posing as a Japanese Count to seduce the heiress to rob her fortune.  Will their plans work out?! Stream to find out.

The Man from Nowhere

Taesik is a former special agent who lost his wife in an accident. He lived a lonely life and was only friends with a little girl next door named Somi. But, when Somi gets kidnapped by a gang, it is up to Taesik to save her. As he gets closer to finding her, his mysterious past is slowly revealed.

A Bittersweet Life

Kim Sun-woo works as an enforcer and manager for a cold, calculative crime boss named Kang. When he was off on  a business trip, he assigns Sun-Woo to keep on his young mistress and find out if she is cheating on him. If so, the orders are to kill them both.

Masquerade (2012)

King Gwang-hae of Joseon Dynasty orders his councilor, HEO Kyun to get him a double to escape from the constant assassination threats. HEO Kyun finds a jester for the job. But soon, the king gets poisoned. Now, HEO Kyun has to keep the jester as the king until he is back and healthy. Eventually, someone from the castle starts to see the sudden shift in the king’s behavior and began asking questions.

Peppermint Candy

A group of old friends gets together and celebrates their 20-year reunion. However, the cold, unhappy man Yeong-ho putting a bad effect on the celebrations. Yeong-ho’ s depression becomes more obvious to the other when he climbed a railroad bridge and was about the jump. From there, the movie takes you through the memories of seven crucial episodes from Yeong-ho’s past.

Veteran

A veteran policeman is forced to return back to his old crime-fighting days when his collaborator is severely injured. He tries to figure out some way to bring the suspected aggressor to justice. However, things are not looking favorable for the veteran as he is the spoiled young man who is the heir to a mega-corporation.

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Saint Maud (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: March 27, 2020

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Candyman (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Claimed to be the ‘spiritual’ sequel of the 1992 iconic horror classic, the new Candyman movie will see the return of Tony Todd in the titular role. With Nia DaCosta in the director’s chair, the movie will be an updated take on the franchise and will be directly connected to the original movie. Other major characters are played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman),  Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits), Teyonah Parris (If Beale Street Could Talk), and Colman Domingo (Euphoria).

 

Releasing Date: June 12, 2020

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The High Note (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Directed by Nisha Ganatra and written by Flora Greeson, The High Note is an upcoming comedy film, starring Dakota Johnson, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Zoë Chao, Eddie Izzard, Bill Pullman, and Ice Cube. The movie talks about Grace Davis, a superstar whose talent and ego have helped her reach unbelievable heights.

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