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7 Awesome Movies To Watch When You Are Sad

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Barry

Director: Vikram Gandhi

Writer: Adam Mansbach

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

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

Always Be My Maybe

Director: Nahnatchka Khan

Writers: Ali Wong, Randall Park, and Michael Golamco

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

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

Wine Country

Director: Amy Poehler

Writers: Emily Spivey and Liz Cackowski

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

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

Get Him to the Greek

Director/Writer: Nicholas Stoller

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

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

Hot Rod

Director: Akiva Schaffer

Writer: Pam Brady

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

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

The Edge of Seventeen

Director/Writer: Kelly Fremon Craig

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

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

Set It Up

Director: Claire Scanlon

Writer: Katie Silberman

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

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

 

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sonic the Hedgehog Review: An Adventure You Don’t Want To Miss

by Kaylen Summers

We all remember the onslaught that happened when the Sonic movie dropped its first trailer. The main criticism was about how the CGI depiction of Sega’s classic video game hero looked.  Surprisingly the makers of the movie took the fans’ reactions seriously and reworked on the character. And we are happy to say that their efforts have paid off well.

With a clever plot, stunning visuals and an amazing performance from the fabulous actor Jim Carrey, the movie is panning out to be a blockbuster at the box office. Being the first surprise hit of this year, the movie is being praised as Jim Carrey’s return to his comic form.

Sonic, as you all know, is a blue hedgehog with unbelievable speed abilities. As his world is being destroyed by a devastating tragedy, he escapes from his planet and reaches ours. However, the danger is still not over. In the new world too, bad guys are after him to steal his powers.

Ben Schwartz voices the beloved hedgehog onscreen, with James Marsden playing the role of Tom Wachowski, the sheriff of Green Hills. Jim Carrey plays the maniacal sociopath, Dr. Ivo Robotnik.

What makes Sonic the Hedgehog stand apart from most of the live-action movies is its script. The movie has a terrific script and its credit goes entirely to screenwriters Patrick Casey and Josh Miller. Rather than sticking on to the Japanese source material or completely revisioning the plot, the writers infused their creativity to give out the best of both world

Sonic is established as a compelling character who is desperately lonely. He is still a boy who wants to understand more about humans, make friends and have lots of fun. This makes the character more endearing to the audience. The amazing acting by James Marsden makes the anthropomorphic, supersonic, CGI hedgehog more convincing and sells the relationship between the two characters even further.

Jim Carrey’s performance as the hysterical and threatening Dr. Robotnik is the main highlight of the movie. The actor has never been this funny since Dumb and Dumber. He steals the show fare and square. Anyone else as this diabolical, but the knockdown funny character would have looked foolish. But, Carrey’s brilliance made the character unique and acceptable.

Among so many movies with more CGI than creativity, Sonic the Hedgehog remains a well-balanced fusion of both. The movie is entertaining through out and has the right pace and runtime to keep both adults and kids enthralled.

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Only (2020) Trailer

by Emily Keen

 

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

Releasing Date: March 6, 2020

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Spiral (2020) Trailer

by Emily Keen

 

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

Releasing Date: May 15, 2020

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I still Believe (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: March 13, 2020

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The Rhythm Section (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: January 31, 2020

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6 Movies That Are Too Disturbing To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

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

Here are 6 movies that are too disturbing to watch.

The Human Centipede (2009)

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

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

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

The Devil’s Rejects (2005)

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

The Green Inferno (2014)

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

FearDotCom (2002)

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

The Neon Demon (2016)

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

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6 Classic Comedies Worth Re-watching

by Kaylen Summers

Rat Race (2001)

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

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

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

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

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

DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (2004)

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

Step Brothers (2008)

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

Movie 43 (2013)

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

 

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Disney’s Mulan (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 27 March 2020

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A Quiet Place Part II (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date:  18 March 2020

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The Photograph (2020)- Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 14 February 2020

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Fast and Furious 9 (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: May 22, 2020

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Guns Akimbo (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 27 February 2020

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Vivarium (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 12 March 2020

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Lovebirds (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: April 3, 2020

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8 Movies Every Entrepreneur Must Watch

by Kaylen Summers

There is a lot to learn and a lot to implement when you are an entrepreneur. And sometimes the best way to do it is from your coach. We talking about movies that can inspire you and keep you motivated for your entrepreneurial goals.

Here are 8 great movies that every entrepreneur must watch:

Steve Jobs (2015)

Every entrepreneur is inspired by this man one way or the other. We all look up to him for his achievements and success. That makes this movie more interesting. Telling the real-life story about Steve Jobs, the movie tries to paint the intimate representation of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

The Founder (2016)

Here is another true story and it’s about how Ray Kroc build his vast fast-food empire. It was while working as a salesman for Illinois that Kroc met Mac and Dick McDonald. They were then running a burger joint in South California. Impressed by the brother’s speedy system of making the food, Kros pitched them an idea for franchising and the rest is history.

Joy (2015)

Being an entrepreneur is tough. Being a woman entrepreneur is even tougher. Joy is based on the life of one such woman. She is a single mother who fights her way up to become one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in the country.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

Here is a story that proves that perseverance and determination can take you far. The tale is about a thirteen-year-old boy in Malawi who fought against all odds to save his family and village from famine. His unconventional invention was his ticket to success.

Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

Based on the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand, this movie is part drama. part thriller and part science fiction. But, most importantly, it is about the struggles of a powerful railroad executive named Dagny Taggart. With the society around her crumbling, she is struggling to keep her business alive.

The Fifth Estate (2013)

The Fifth Estate offers a look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who later became his colleague.  With his website growing tremendously and influencing many, an irreparable rift appears in between the two friends.

Molly’s Game (2017)

Molly Bloom is a young skier and former Olympic. But, now she is off to become a successful entrepreneur. Unfortunately, things are not looking great for her after she establishes high stakes in an international poker game. Now the FBI is after her. Will she be able to outrun them and keep her goals?

Vice (2018)

Dick Cheney is the CEO of Halliburton Co. George W. Bush chose him to be the running mate for his 2000 elections. Cheney was not new to politics. He used to be the White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip, and defense secretary. However, when Bush finally became the president, Cheney started using his newfound power to help bring some changes to the country.

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7 Upcoming Summer Movies 2020

by Kaylen Summers

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

The SpongeBob Movie- 22 May 

Adventure, Comedy

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

Black Widow- May 1

Action, Adventure

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

Peter Rabbit- 3 April

Adventure, Comedy

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

The New Mutants April 3

Horror, Thriller

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

No Time To DieApril 8

Action, Mystery, Thriller, Spy

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

Wonder Woman 19845 June 

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

Ghostbusters: Afterlife10 July

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

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Sonic The Hedgehog (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 13 February 2020

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Swallow (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Hunter has a newly pregnant housewife with a Ken-doll husband, Richie and controlling in-laws. When the pressure from them mounted, Hunter soon started developing a strange and dangerous habit- a disorder called pica which makes her eat inedible and often life-threatening sharp objects.

Releasing Date: 15 January 2020

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Fantasy Island (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 6 February 2020

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The Jesus Rolls (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Made both as a remake of the 1974 French film Going Places and a spin-off to the 1998 cult film The Big Lebowski, The Jesus Rolls (2019) is a crime comedy flick written, directed, and starred by John Turturro. The movie will see  Turturro reprises his role as Jesus Quintana from The Big Lebowski.

Releasing Date: February 28, 2020

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The SpongeBob Movie (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 22 May 2020

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7 Upcoming Action Movies To Watch Out For This 2020

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Bloodshot21 February 

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

Black Widow- May 1

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

Tenet – 17 July

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

Top Gun: Maverick- June 26

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

Free Guy- July 3

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

The King’s Man- 14 February

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

No Time To Die – April 8

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

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8 Movies Guaranteed To Cheer You Up

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Morning Glory (2010)

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

Selma (2014)

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

Notting Hill (1999)

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

Galaxy Quest (1999)

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

Before Sunrise (1995)

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

Hot Fuzz (2007)

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

Nacho Libre (2006)

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

Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019)

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

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Irresistible (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: May 29, 2020

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Peter Rabbit (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date:  3 April 2020

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Bloodshot (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date:  21 February 2020

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7 Great Movies You Haven’t Probably Seen Yet

by Kaylen Summers

 

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

TGTBTU is an epic stemming from the conflict in the wake of the civil war. For the uninitiated, this film is tantamount to the first port of call before making it to others in the genre. The magnificent film brings together three parties to track an allied treasure. The reluctant team-up unleashes a wild skirmish resulting in one of the classic and genius western stories ever made.

The Village (2004)

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

The Big Sick (2017)

An exclusive from Prime Video, this one is about Pakistan-born Kumail Nanjiani and graduate student Emily Gardner who 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.

Love & Other Drugs (2010)

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

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

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

Strangers on a Train (1951)

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

Joy (2015)

Joy has a story that spans across four generations. She is a woman who builds a massive business dynasty and becomes a matriarch figure.  The film takes us through the many stages of her life- from innocence to betrayal to power. It is through her unwavering strength and determination she takes herself to the top.

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Morbius (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Morbius is the newest addition to Sony’s Spiderverse. Dubbed as The Living Vampire,  he isn’t a vampire in the traditional sense. In his pursuit to find a cure for his terminal illness, Dr. Michael Morbius conducts a series of experiments that give him vampire-like powers. The only downfall is his thirst for human blood.

Releasing Date: July 31, 2020

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Birds Of Prey (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: February 7, 2020

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Brahms: The Boy II (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: February 21, 2020

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The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Elena McMahon is a journalist and a single mother. She is tirelessly investigating the Contra activity in Central America for years. When her father falls ill with many unfinished arms deals, she is forced to parse her own story to survive. Meanwhile, a US Senator from her past gets involved and makes things even complicated.

Releasing Date: February 21, 2020

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Oscars 2020: Where to Stream This Year’s Nominations

by Kaylen Summers

The Oscar nominations for this year are finally out. With the ceremony less than a month away, it’s time to catch up on the Oscar nominees you may have missed and also re-decide on your favorites. Luckily, most of these movies are already available on streaming for you to watch.
Here’s our guide to help you watch this year’s top contenders straight from the comfort of your couch.

Parasite

🏆Nominations: Picture, Director, International Feature Film, Original Screenplay, Editing, Production Design
🎬Synopsis: Ki-taek’s family are poor and unemployed. They slowly ingratiate themselves into the lives of the wealthy and glamorous Parks. But, they didn’t expect was to get entangled in an unexpected incident.
📺Where To WatchAmazonVuduGoogle Play

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

🏆Nominations: Picture, Director, International Feature Film, Original Screenplay, Editing, Production Design
🎬Synopsis: Ki-taek’s family are poor and unemployed. They slowly ingratiate themselves into the lives of the wealthy and glamorous Parks. But, they didn’t expect was to get entangled in an unexpected incident.
📺Where To WatchAmazonVuduGoogle Play

Ad Astra

🏆Nominations: Sound Mixing
🎬Synopsis: Astronaut Roy McBride’s father went missing during a space mission thirty years ago. Now he must go on a daring mission to Neptune to uncover the truth about his missing father and his crew.
📺Where To WatchAmazonGoogle PlayVudu

Breakthrough

🏆Nominations: Original Song
🎬Synopsis: Joyce Smith’s 14-year-old adopted son falls into a frozen. Though rescued and brought to the hospital, he is still struggling for his life. His faithful mother is praying for him to be healed. But, will it be enough?
📺Where To WatchAmazonHBO

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

🏆Nominations: Animated Feature Film
🎬Synopsis: Hiccup discovers that Toothless is not the only Night Fury. However, a hired tyrant named Grimmel is out to wipe out all the dragons. It is up to Hiccup to unite the clans and save Toothless and his flying friends.
📺Where To Watch:  HuluAmazonVuduGoogle Play

The Irishman

🏆Nominations: Picture, Director, Actor in a Supporting Role (Al Pacino and Joe Pesci), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, Production
🎬Synopsis: This Martin Scorsese’s epic saga is about the organized crime in post-war America. The movie has World War II veteran Frank Sheeran in the lead role. He was a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century.
📺Where To Watch:  Netflix

Harriet

🏆Nominations: Actress in a Leading Role (Cynthia Erivo), Original Song
🎬Synopsis: The real-life story of Harriet Tubman, who escaped from slavery. Through the underground railroad, she helps free thousands of slaves and became one of America’s greatest heroes.
📺Where To WatchAmazonVuduGoogle Play

Klaus

🏆Nominations: Animated Feature Film
🎬Synopsis: Klaus is a toy-maker. He is befriended by the worst postman ever. Together they must deliver gifts to melt an age-old feud.
📺Where To WatchNetflix

The Lighthouse

🏆Nominations:  Cinematography
🎬Synopsis: The story takes place in the 1890s. Two lighthouse keepers are to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island.
📺Where To WatchAmazonVuduGoogle Play

The Two Popes

🏆Nominations: Actor in a Leading Role (Jonathan Pryce), Actor in a Supporting Role (Anthony Hopkins), Adapted Screenplay
🎬Synopsis: The conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis are trying to find a common ground to help set a new path for the Catholic Church.
📺Where To WatchNetflix

Rocketman

🏆Nominations: Original Song
🎬Synopsis: Based on the real-life story of Elton John, this movie is a musical fantasy about the fantastical human’s breakthrough years.
📺Where To WatchAmazonGoogle PlayVudu

I Lost My Body

🏆Nominations: Animated Feature Film
🎬Synopsis: A cut-off hand is stored in a dissection lab. But, somehow it escapes from the lab. Now it must find a way back to its body.
📺Where To WatchNetflix

Pain and Glory

🏆Nominations: Actor in a Leading Role (Antonio Banderas), International Feature Film
🎬Synopsis:  Salvador Mallo is a film marker. In his times of decline, he is reevaluating the choices he had made in life. Will he be able to save himself when the past and present crashing down around him?
📺Where To Watch:  AmazonVuduGoogle Play

Joker

🏆Nominations:  Picture, Director, Actor in a Leading Role (Joaquin Phoenix), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing
🎬Synopsis:  Salvador Mallo is a film marker. In his times of decline, he is reevaluating the choices he had made in life. Will he be able to save himself when the past and present crashing down around him?
📺Where To Watch:  AmazonVudu, Google Play

Honeyland

🏆Nominations: Documentary Feature, International Feature Film
🎬Synopsis:  A woman utilizes ancient beekeeping traditions to cultivate honey in the mountains of Macedonia
📺Where To WatchAmazonVuduGoogle Play

Avengers: Endgame

🏆Nominations: Visual Effects
🎬Synopsis: Thanos has disintegrated half of the universe. Now the Avengers must assemble once again to restore balance to the universe.
📺Where To WatchAmazonDisney+Google PlayVudu
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The New Mutants (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: April 3, 2020

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7 Movies That Critics Hated And Fans Loved

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Robocop (2014)

🎨Fantasy/Mystery ⌛1h 43m

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

The Accountant (2016)

🎨Drama/Crime ⌛2h 8m

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

Minions (2015)

🎨 Action/Adventure  ⌛1h 31m

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

Step Brothers (2008)

🎨Comedy ⌛1h 46m

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

The Meg (2018)

🎨Thriller/Sci-fi ⌛1h 52m

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

Bee Movie (2007)

🎨Adventure/Comedy ⌛1h 35m

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

Bad Boys II (2003)

🎨Crime/Thriller ⌛ 2h 27m

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

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A Quiet Place Part II (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date:  18 March 2020

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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7 Movies of 2019 That You Forgot To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Honey Boy

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

The Call Of The Wild

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

Just Mercy

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

21 Bridges

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

Klaus

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

Richard Jewell

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

Fractured

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

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Fantasy Island (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 6 February 2020

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10 Best Movies to Start the New Year Off Right

by Kaylen Summers

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

Forrest Gump (1994)

⌛2h 22min 🍅72%

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

October Sky (1999)

⌛1h 48min 🍅91%

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

The Squid and the Whale (2005)

⌛1h 28min 🍅93%

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

Morning Glory (2010)

⌛1h 47min 🍅55%

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

The Age of Adaline (2015)

⌛1h 52min 🍅56%

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

The Terminal (2004)

⌛2h 08min 🍅61%

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

Good Will Hunting (1997)

⌛2h 07min 🍅97%

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

The Thin Red Line (1998)

⌛2h 51min 🍅80%

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

Selma (2014)

⌛2h 08min 🍅99%

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

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

⌛1h 43min 🍅100%

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

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8 Best Women-Centric Coming Out This 2020

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Like A Boss

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

Releasing Date: January 10, 2020

The Rhythm Section

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

Antlers

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

Birds of Prey

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

Releasing Date: February 7, 2020

Wonder Woman 1984

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

Releasing Date: 5 June 2020 

Promising Young Woman

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

Releasing Date: 17 April 2020

Disney’s Mulan

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

Releasing Date: 27 March 2020

Black Widow

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

Releasing Date: May 1, 2020

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Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 13 March 2020

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Buffaloed (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 14 February 2020

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Saint Maud (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date:  27 March 2020

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7 Best Upcoming Hollywood Movies In The Year 2020

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Promising Young Woman17 April 2020

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

Free GuyJuly 3, 2020

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

The Photograph 14 February 2020

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

The Last Full Measure

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

Wonder Woman 1984- 5 June 2020 

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

The Way Back- 6 March 2020

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

The Invisible Man- 28 February 2020

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

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A Quite Place Part II (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 18 March 2020

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The Turning (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 24 January 2020

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The Rhythm Section (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: January 31, 2020

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6 Comedies To Kick-start The New Decade

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Mr. Mom (1932)

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

The Master of Disguise (2002)

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

The Sweetest Thing (2002)

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

Frank (2014)

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

Beetlejuice

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

The Blues Brothers

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

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8 Movies That Can Make 2020 An Awesome Year

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Wonder Woman 1984

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

Releasing Date: 5 June 2020 

Top Gun: Maverick

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

Releasing Date: June 26, 2020

Onward (2020)

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

Releasing Date: 4 March 2020

Tenet (2020)

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

Releasing Date: 17 July 2020

Sonic The Hedgehog

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

Releasing Date: 13 February 2020

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

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

Releasing Date: 13 February 2020

Free Guy

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

Releasing Date: July 3, 2020

Black Widow

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

Releasing Date: May 1, 2020

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Come To Daddy (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 25 April 2020

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9 Best War Movies That Will Blow Your Mind

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)

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

Lord of War (2005)

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

Defiance (2008)

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

Ride with the Devil (1999)

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

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

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

The Kingdom (2007)

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

Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

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

’71 (2014)

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

Beasts of No Nation (2015)

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

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7 Classic Zombie Movies That Still Gives The Chills

by Kaylen Summers

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

1h 31min | Comedy, Horror

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

City of the Living Dead (1980)

1h 33min | Horror

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

The Beyond (1981)

1h 28min | Horror

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

Night of the Comet (1984)

1h 35min | Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction

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

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

1h 36min | Horror

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

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

2h 7min | Horror

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

Rabid (1977)

1h 31min | Horror, Science Fiction

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

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7 Classic Horror Movies That Can Still Spook You

by Kaylen Summers

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

1h 19min | Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction

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

The Invisible Man (1933)

1h 11min | Horror, Science Fiction

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

The Mummy (1932)

1h 13min | Horror

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

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

1h 41min | Drama, Horror

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

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)

1h 38min | Horror, Science Fiction

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

The Fly (1958)

1h 34min | Drama, Horror, Science Fiction

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

Village of the Damned (1960)

1h 17min | Horror, Science Fiction

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

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7 Mind-Blowing Post-Apocalyptic Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

The Colony (2013)

1h 35min | Action, Science Fiction, Horror

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

Pacific Rim (2013)

2h 11min | Action, Science Fiction, Adventure

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

Zombieland (2009)

1h 28min | Comedy, Horror

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

Train to Busan (2016)

1h 58min | Action, Horror, Thriller

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

Bird Box (2018)

2h 4min | Thriller, Drama

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

Oblivion (2013)

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

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

The 5th Wave (2016)

1h 52min | Adventure, Science Fiction

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

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8 Must Watch Vintage Space Movies That Are Still Brilliant

by Kaylen Summers

Explorers (1985)

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

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

Forbidden Planet (1956)

1h 38min | Science Fiction

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

Dark Star (1974)

1h 23min | Comedy, Science Fiction

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

Outland (1981)

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

Barbarella (1968)

1h 38min | Science Fiction, Adventure, Comedy

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

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

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

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

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

2h 15min | Science Fiction, Drama

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

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

1h 28min | Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction

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

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8 Vintage Monster Movies That Are Still Terrifying To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

The Wolf Man (1941)

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

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

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

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

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

Frankenstein (1931)

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

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

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

Freaks (1932)

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

The Invisible Man (1933)

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

The Mummy (1932)

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

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

by Kaylen Summers

Source Code (2011)

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

Oblivion (2013)

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

Transcendence (2014)

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

Paycheck (2003)

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

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

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

Frequency (2000)

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

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

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

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8 Movies You Should Watch If You Love ‘Inception’

by Kaylen Summers

Triangle (2009)

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

Predestination (2014)

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

Memento (2000)

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

Vanilla Sky (2001)

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

The Prestige (2006)

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

Coherence (2013)

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

Trance (2013)

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

Shutter Island (2010)

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

 

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 10 July 2020

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Sonic The Hedgehog (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 13 February 2020

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Respect (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: October 9, 2020

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Escape from Pretoria (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 6 March 2020

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7 Netflix Original Movies To Start The New Year

by Kaylen Summers

Mudbound

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

Happy as Lazzaro

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

Between Two Ferns: The Movie

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

The Laundromat

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

Dolemite Is My Name

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

The Two Popes

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

The Meyerowitz Stories

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

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8 Brilliant Movies To Start A Wonderful New Year

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Chasing Ice (2012)

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

West Side Story (1961)

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

Pretty in Pink (1988)

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

Lost in Translation (2003)

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

The Age of Adaline (2015)

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

Okja (2017)

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

Forrest Gump (1994)

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

Love & Other Drugs (2010)

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

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Like A Boss (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: January 10, 2020

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The Photograph (2020)- Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 14 February 2020

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Sonic The Hedgehog (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 13 February 2020

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7 Awesome Suspense Thrillers of 2019

by Kaylen Summers

Low Tide

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

The Fanatic

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

47 Meters Down: Uncaged

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

The Lighthouse

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

Angel Has Fallen

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

21 Bridges

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

Gemini Man

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

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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

The Irishman

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

Terminator: Dark Fate

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

Knives Out (2019)

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

Frozen 2 (2019)

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

Uncut Gems (2019)

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

Ford V Ferrari (2019)

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

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6 Good Action Movies From 2019 That You Forgot To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Angel Has Fallen

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

Zombieland: Double Tap

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

Gemini Man

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

The Kitchen

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

Charile’s Angels (2019)

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

6 Underground (2019)

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

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6 Awesome Bruce-Lee Movies Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

The Way of the Dragon (1972)

1h 40min | Action, Crime

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

The Big Boss (1971)

1h 40min | Action

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

Game of Death (1978)

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

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

Game of Death II (1981)

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

Enter the Dragon (1973)

1h 42min | Action

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

Fist of Fury (1972)

1h 48m | Drama, Thriller 

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

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: February 12, 2020

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Downhill (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 14 February 2020

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The Woman In The Window (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: May 15, 2020

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8 Best Family Friendly Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

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

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

The Theory of Everything (2014)

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

Collateral Beauty (2016)

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

Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019)

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

The Jungle Book (2016)

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

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

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

 The Little Prince (2016)

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

Black Panther (2019)

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

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8 Cool Spy Movies You Need to Watch At Least Once

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Lust, Caution (2007)

2h 36min | Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller

This movie tells the story of a secret agent who is suppose to seduce and then assassinate an officer during World War II.  The officer is working for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. However, her mission gets clouded when she realizes that she is falling for the man she is suppose to kill.

True Lies (1994)

2h 21min | Action, Thriller

Even if you a fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent, your whole life will turn upside down if your wife is having an affair with a used car salesman. This want happens in this movie. And oh yeah!  Some terrorists are also smuggling nuclear warheads into the United States, in between.

The Hunt for Red October (1990)

2h 14min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

Red October is a new, technologically-superior Soviet sub. But, when the American government realizes that it is heading for the U.S. coast, it is up to a lone CIA analyst Jack Ryan to prove that Ramius is planning to attack and defect. But he has only very little to prove it.

Patriot Games (1992)

1h 57min | Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime

CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is back again and this time he interferes with an IRA assassination. But, things turn ugly as he realizes that a renegade faction is out targeting him and his family for revenge. Will he be able to save himself and his family before its too late?

From Paris with Love (2010)

1h 32min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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

Body of Lies (2008)

2h 8min | Action, Drama, Thriller

The CIA is on the hunt to find out the mastermind behind a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is agent on the ground trying to figure out what is going on and prevent them from happening further. His moves are watched by an eye in the sky – a satellite link. As Ferris nears the target, he discovers that the real culprit is not out there. But in the agency itself.

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

1h 56min | Comedy, Action, Adventure

It is the height of the Cold War. In order to push the United States and the Soviet Union into war, a mysterious criminal organization is planning to use nuclear weapons. Now it is up to CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin to put aside their hostilities and team up to stop the evil from happening.

Spy Game (2001)

Just before his retirement, a veteran CIA agent discovers that his former protégé is sentenced to die the next morning in Beijing, China. The CIA is letting it happen to cover up an international scandal and now it is upto him to save him from getting killed.

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The Gentlemen (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 24 January 2020

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Tenet (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 17 July 2020

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8 Movies Guaranteed To Cheer You Up

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Forrest Gump (1994)

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

The Terminal (2004)

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

Good Will Hunting (1997)

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

The Theory of Everything (2014)

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

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

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

Gifted (2017)

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

Rushmore (1998)

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

Mr. Mom (1932)

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

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7 Best Disney-Owned Movies Coming Out In 2020

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Disney’s Jungle Cruise -24 July

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

Pixar’s Soul18 June

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

Free Guy – 3 July

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

Disney’s Mulan27 March

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

Onward -4 March

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

Black Widow -1 May

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

The King’s Man – 14 February

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

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Disney’s Mulan (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 27 March 2020

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‘The Aeronauts’ Review

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here is the trailer for the movie:

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8 Best Comedy Movies on Hulu That You Never Knew

by Kaylen Summers

The thing about humor is that you don’t need a clear-cut genre movie to make audience laugh. We are not talking about those awful movies that we all make fun of for its dorky plot and lame CGI. Good humor in any genre will only increase the charm of the narrative. But, such intelligent works of art are really hard to find.

Luckily, Hulu has plenty of options to give you and you can secure a much-needed laugh with our list of the best comedy movies on Hulu. These are romantic comedies, sci-fi comedies, comedies comedies and more.

Super (2010)

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

Mr. Mom (1932)

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

Sorry to Bother You (2018)

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

Juno (2007)

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

Frank (2014)

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

Shrek (2001)

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

I, Tonya (2017)

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

Booksmart (2019)

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

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Top Gun: Maverick (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: June 26, 2020

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‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Review

by Kaylen Summers

Jumanji is back with a fairly humorous sequel and some unexpected body-switches in the video game world. The plot is mostly recycled. However, the new cast members do spice up this popcorn flick to some extent.

It was in 2017 that Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was first released. The movie was the third installment of the Jumanji franchise (if you consider the spin-off Zathura: A Space Adventure) and a direct sequel to Jumanji (1995). Grossing over $962 million worldwide, it went on to become the fifth-highest-grossing film of 2017.

With a deluge of CGI animals and mammoth action sequences, Jumanji: The Next Level lives up to its predecessor by including all the cliche elements for a blockbuster. The only remarkable stroke of genius was the avatar switcheroo. It was hilarious to watch Dwayne Johnson’s impersonation of Danny DeVito, combined with Kevin Hart imitating Danny Glover.

The main problem with Jumanji: The Next Level is that it has way too much going on. The action sequences and comedy are diluted in the already busy plot. There is no patience or building up before introducing new characters and settings. The new game-character Ming Fleetfoot played by Awkwafina does add a little charm to the narrative, but leaves behind a lot of unanswered questions. It is obvious that the director/co-writer Jake Kasdan is adamant about making his sequel to be bigger in every way possible. Thankfully, there are enough avatar switches to push the plot forward.

However, don’t get the idea that the movie is all bad. Though the movie is FX-heavy, it has enough positive attributes to get away with it. If you are looking for an entertaining blockbuster to watch this holiday season, then definitely give this one a try.

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Promising Young Woman (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 17 April 2020

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7 Cheesy Movies Perfect For The Holiday Season

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Just Friends (2005)

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

The Holiday (2006)

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

Merry Kissmas (2015)

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

Love Actually (2003)

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

The Holiday Calendar (2018)

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

White Christmas (1954)

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

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

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

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Antlers (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: April 17, 2020

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Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 5 June 2020 

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No Time To Die (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: April 8, 2020

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8 Most Awaited Blockbusters Of 2020

by Kaylen Summers

2020 is approaching fast and Hollywood studios are ready at works to collect every penny of your filmgoing dollar. With some awesome action movie releases on the calendar and several highly anticipated sequels, 2020 will be nothing short than epic.

Start marking your calendar now. We’ve gather some of the biggest and best upcoming releases. These are action movies that you really don’t want to miss out on.

Bad Boys For Life- 17 January 2020

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

Free Guy 3 July 2020

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

Marvel’s Black Widow– 1 May 2020

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

The Last Full Measure– 24 January 2020

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

Bloodshot21 February 2020

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

Birds of Prey– 7 February 2020

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

The King’s Man– 14 February 2020

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

Top Gun: Maverick– 26 June 2020

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

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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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Just Mercy (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: December 25, 2019

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7 Ultimate Feel-Good Movies That’ll Make You Smile

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

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

The Karate Kid (1984)

⌛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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The Photograph (2020)- Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 14 February 2020

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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?!

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6 Most Anticipated Horror Movies Of 2020

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

The Turning

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

Releasing Date: 24 January 2020

The Grudge

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

Releasing Date: 2 January 2020

Underwater

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

Releasing Date: 10 January 2020

Fantasy Island

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

Releasing Date: 6 February 2020

Antlers

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

Releasing Date: April 17, 2020

The Invisible Man

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

Releasing Date: 28 February 2020

 

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6 Most Anticipated Action Movies of 2020

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

The Gentlemen (2019) Trailer

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

Releasing Date: 24 January 2020

Bad Boys For Life (2020) Trailer

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

Releasing Date: 17 January 2020

The King’s Man (2020) Trailer

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

Releasing Date: 14 February 2020

Top Gun: Maverick(2020) Trailer

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

Releasing Date: June 26, 2020

Bloodshot (2020) Trailer

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

Releasing Date:  21 February 2020

Disney’s Jungle Cruise (2020) Trailer

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

Releasing Date: July 24, 2020

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 20 December 2019

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11 Great Christmas Movies to Stream on Amazon Prime 2019

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

The Grinch (2018)

⌛1h 32m ⭐6.3/10

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

Home Alone (1990)

⌛1h 43m ⭐7.6/10

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

Christmas Lodge (2011)

⌛1h 30m ⭐6.3/10

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

A Christmas Kiss (2011)

⌛1h 36m ⭐6.2/10

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

Christmas for a Dollar (2013)

⌛1h 41m ⭐4.4/10

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

Holiday Engagement (2011)

⌛1h 32m ⭐6/10

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

Miracle On 34th Street (1994)

⌛1h 54m ⭐6.5/10

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

The Holiday (2006)

⌛2h 18m ⭐6.9/10

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

A Christmas on Miracle Lake (2016)

⌛1h 50m ⭐4.4/10

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

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

⌛ 30m ⭐8.3/10

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

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

⌛ 2h 15m ⭐8.6/10

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

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9 Female-Centric Movies That Are Too AWESOME!

by Kaylen Summers

Modern cinema has presented us with so many wonderful leading female characters. These characters have broken away from their stereotypes and became more than just side chicks or supporting characters.

Here are some movies about women who are ambitious, determined, daring, relentless, and much more. These women are everything from sassy to serious, exciting to inspiring, playful to intense.

In A World… (2013)

⌛1h 33m ⭐6.7/10

Carol Solomon is a struggling vocal coach. When she finally started making her mark in the movie trailer voice-over industry, she is devastated to realize that her own arrogant, famous father is her biggest competition. As he is eyeing the same big project she hopes to win, what will Carol do to survive?!

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

⌛ 1h 41m ⭐7.6/10

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

Tiny Furniture (2010)

⌛1h 33m ⭐6.7/10

Aura is a graduate of film school. With no clue on where to go next in her career., Aura takes a job in a restaurant. From there, it is her unsuccessful attempts to develop relationships with men, including a chef and a cult Internet star.

Begin Again (2013)

⌛1h 45m ⭐7.5/10

Gretta is cruelly dumped by her long-time boyfriend. The reason is that he finds famous in the music industry and she is still struggling.  With her biggest inspiration and songwriting partner gone, she feels alone and heartbroken in the big city. However, things change for the good as she meets an ex-record label executive.  The two sets off a musical and personal journey that change their lives.

Thelma and Louise (1991)

⌛ 2h 10m⭐ 7.5/10

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

Joy (2015)

⌛2h 4m ⭐6.6/10

Joy has a story that spans across four generations. She is a woman who builds a massive business dynasty and becomes a matriarch figure.  The film takes us through the many stages of her life- from innocence to betrayal to power. It is through her unwavering strength and determination she takes herself to the top.

Rachel Getting Married (2008)

⌛1h 54m ⭐6.7/10

After being in rehab, Kym makes it back home to her sister Rachel’s wedding. She has been trying to overcome her addiction problems for a long time. However, she cannot overcome it with deep guilt within her from a horrible tragedy. The wedding makes her feel isolated and judged. She eventually bursts out and conflicts with her family and friends.

Camp X-Ray (2014)

⌛1h 54m ⭐6.9/10

For any woman being in the military can be a tough job. But, when a woman is assigned as a guard at maximum-security prison, thing can be even tougher.  Though she tries to overcome the adversities with an unusual friendship with one of the inmates, it leads to many ethical problems.

Tracks (2013)

⌛2h 00m ⭐7.2/10

This is a truly stunning film in every way. Robyn Davidson leaves her city life behind and makes an existential quest through the vast Australian desert. She travels over 2000 miles with a dog and 4 camels. Her epic journey makes her discover herself.

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A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing date: December 5, 2019

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6 Awesome Murder Mysteries on Netflix Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

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

In the Shadow of the Moon (2019)

⌛1h 55m ⭐6.2/10

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

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

⌛1h 51m ⭐6.3/10

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

Agatha And The Truth Of Murder (2018)

⌛1h 33m ⭐6.3/10

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

Small Town Crime (2017)

⌛1h 31m ⭐6.6/10

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

Murder Mystery (2019)

⌛1h 37m ⭐6/10

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

Righteous Kill (2008)

⌛1h 43m ⭐6/10

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

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7 Best Christmas Movies on Netflix 2019

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

So get your holiday snacks and start streaming right away:

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

⌛ 1h 24min ⭐3.55 / 5.0

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

A Christmas Carol (2009)

⌛ 1h 36min ⭐3.4 / 5.0

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

The Holiday Calendar (2018)

⌛ 1h 35min ⭐2 / 5.0

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

Arthur Christmas (2011)

⌛ 1h 37min ⭐3.55 / 5.0

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

The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

⌛ 1h 44min ⭐3.55 / 5.0

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

A Dogwalker’s Christmas Tale (2015)

⌛ 1h 26min ⭐2.2 / 5.0

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

Merry Kissmas (2015)

⌛ 1h 29min ⭐2.1 / 5.0

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

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Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Release Date: December 13, 2019

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6 Upcoming Movies Coming Your Way This December 2019

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

The Call Of The Wild (2019)

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

The Banker (2019)

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

Cats (2019)

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

Releasing Date: December 20, 2019

6 Underground (2019)

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

Releasing Date: December 13, 2019

Spies In Disguise(2019)

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

Release Date: December 25th

Little Joe (2019)

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

Releasing Date: 6 December 2019

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6 Movies That You Don’t Want To Miss Out This 2020

by Kaylen Summers

The coming year has great promises for audiences. From big blockbusters to indie magics, 2020 is shaping up to one hell of a treat for movie lovers. But, in the midst, all the major releases and binge-watching on Netflix, chances of missing out some great movies are always there.

It’s okay! We got your back. Follow this list of 6 best upcoming movies and we are sure that you will not be missing out on any of the good ones. So, mark your calendars and start watching.

The Last Full Measure (2020)

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

Releasing Date January 24, 2020

The Way Back (2020)

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

Releasing Date: 6 March 2020

Antebellum (2020)

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

Releasing Date: 24 April 2020 

The Invisible Man (2020)

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

Releasing Date: 28 February 2020

Bad Boys For Life (2020)

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

Releasing Date: 17 January 2020

Fantasy Island (2020)

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

Releasing Date: 6 February 2020

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Fantasy Island (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 6 February 2020

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5 Martial Arts Movies You Should Definitely Watch

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Fist of Legend (1994)

 

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

The Grandmaster (2013)

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

Man of Tai Chi (2013)

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

Unleashed (2005)

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

House of Flying Daggers (2004)

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

 

 

 

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8 Great Alien Invasion Movies On Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

Here are our picks:

Battleship (2012)

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

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

Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

1h 56min | Action, Science Fiction

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

Passengers (2016)

1h 56min | Drama, Romance, Science Fiction

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

War of the Worlds (2005)

1h 56min | Adventure, Thriller, Science Fiction

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

The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

1h 59min | Action, Science Fiction

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

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

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

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

Men in Black (1997)

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

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

Evolution (2001)

1h 41min | Action, Comedy, Science Fiction

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

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Onward (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 4 March 2020

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Frozen II Review

by Emily Keen

Frozen’s sequel comes along almost six years later. The fans have evolved and so has the franchise. This is apparently the best thing about the movie. The plot seems more mature and does not have much to do with the prequel. The story follows the ancestral history of Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel). There is a whole new world discovered beyond Arendelle where dwell the snowmen, huge rock trolls, and powerful nature spirits.

The second installment clearly takes the animation to another level. Be it Elsa conquering the horse-shaped water spirit or the mysterious feel of the underground realm, the effect is simply captivating.

The message of the film is quite in resonance to the situation that currently prevails in the real world. It is Nature versus humanity! It is a smart and mature effort to help people understand that harmony is the key to survival. While the underlying messages are intense and powerful the film does not fail to keep up with the usual arcs of friendship and love. Now that Kristoff and Anna are both young, we expect to see some heat there and we do. Our guy is repeatedly making efforts to propose to Anna but keeps missing the opportunity. Adorable little Olaf has realized that times are changing.

Elsa has gained more powers and is trying to reach her full potential. She is burdened with her responsibilities of the kingdom and Anna wants to share the responsibility. A mysterious voice compels Elsa to go up North. Anna, Kristoff and Olaf and Sven accompany her but get separated on the way. And from there on begins an adventure that unravels the mysteries of the past and lay a foundation for a beautiful future.

The love and support of your friends and family will get you through the toughest times- is the message that the film conveys in the most wonderful way.

Songwriters  Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez bring us some touching songs with the composition of Christophe Beck. “Some things never change” featuring the voice of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, and other cast members will put you at ease. Then there is Groff again soothing our hearts with Crowd favorite Reindeers are better than people.

A feel-good film for a crowd that loves vivacious and gleeful worlds, Frozen II manages to give us some amazing visuals and a meaningful story. If you are looking for something with substance and style, it’s definitely worth a watch.

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Three Christs (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 3 January 2020

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The Last Full Measure (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date January 24, 2020

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Awesome Animated Movies Released In 2019

by Kaylen Summers

If you thought that animated movies are not just for children, then you are wrong. A good animated feature is enjoyed by people of all ages. 2019 gave animation movie fans plenty to choose from.

From sequels to original movies, here are some of the awesome animated movies that got released so far in 2019.

Klaus

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

Date of Release: 8 November 2019

Frozen 2

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

Date of Release: November 2019

The Addams Family

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

Date of Release: 18 October 2019

 

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21 Bridges Review

by Emily Keen

An NYPD officer, Andre Davis (Chadwick Boseman) is assigned the murder case of seven colleagues. The case is rather strange as the culprits who did the killing look like they themselves were set up. They arrive at a location hoping to buy 30 kilos of cocaine and find 300 kilos uncut. Just when they realize they have been framed, they panic end up shooting all the police officers at the scene.

Davis particularly takes the case personally. Basically another Hollywood exhausted plotline of ‘son joins force to avenge the death of a cop father’. Senior officer Captain McKenna (J.K Simmons) feels they need someone who does not mind getting his hands dirty. And here is Davis who walks with one finger on the trigger. While at the same time harbors immense respect for his badge. Just right for the case! What follows is a high voltage chase around the city of Manhattan where Davis orders a shut down of all the transport routes connecting the city to the outer world, including the 21 Bridges. The manhunt unravels conspiracies of heinous proportions.

Davis’ character is quite Sherlock Holmesy as the guy sharply works out the math of the number of shooters and their current whereabouts from the crime scene evidence. Assisting Davis on the case is narcotics expert Frankie Burns (played by Sienna Miller). She brings quite a satisfying performance with her role as a tough woman and a skilled servant of the law.

What you have to look out for are the amazingly choreographed chase and shootout sequences.

The Russo brothers in all their capacity have tried to make the film into a wholesome experience. Brian Kirk clearly blends the elements of drama, suspense, action and weird mindsets of criminals to create fresh screen experience. Boseman, as usual, brings an incredible style to the character. His flair and skills are always there to add weight to an otherwise ordinary script.

All in all 21 Bridges is a thrilling and exciting noir.

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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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6 Upcoming Movies For Your Kids This 2020

by Kaylen Summers

2020 is around the corner and a lot of movies are already slated to hit theaters in the coming year. With so many choices to pick from, finding the right movies for your kids can be a real tough job.

We really don’t want the quality time you spend with your children to be ruined. So, here are some of the child-friendly movies that we have picked for you to watch with your kids. These movies can make your 2020 awesome with your kids.

Pixar’s Soul

Releasing Date: 18 June 2020

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

Dolittle

Releasing Date: 17 January 2020

Dolittle (2020) tells the story of Doctor Dolittle, a former doctor who turns to treat animals because of his love for all creatures. Eventually, he soon discovers that he can communicate with the animals. He, thus, embarks on a fantastical adventure.

Trolls World Tour

Releasing Date: 19 March 2020

Six different troll tribes from six different lands are devoted to six different kinds of music -funk, country, techno, classical, pop and rock. When rockers Queen Barb and King Thrash are out to destroy the other kinds of music, Poppy and Branch embark on a journey to unite the trolls and save the diverse melodies.

Disney’s Jungle Cruise

Releasing Date: July 24, 2020

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

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge On The Run

Releasing Date: 22 May 2020

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

Onward

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

Releasing Date: 4 March 2020

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Honey Boy (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 8 November 2019

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The Call Of The Wild (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: February 21, 2020

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Doctor Sleep Review

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

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

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

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

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The Banker (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 6 December 2019

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7 Movies on Amazon Prime That Are Too Romantic

by Kaylen Summers

There are many romantic flicks that you will never get old to watch with your loved ones. Apparently Amazon Prime has a boatload of these movies. From classics to millennials, these romantic movies can easily help you fall in love all over again with your soulmate.

Don’t mind wasting your time finding them one by one.  Because we have cherry-picked them for you. So, here are some movies on Amazon Prime that are too romantic to watch.

Love & Other Drugs (2010)

Director: Edward Zwick | Writers: Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Charles Randolph

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

Like Crazy (2011)

Director: Drake Doremus | Writers: Drake Doremus, Ben York Jones

Having trouble in long-distance relationships? Wait till you see this out. A British college student falls in love with an American student. However, fate separates the two from each other. She gets banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa. Will the two lovers unite?! Start streaming to find out.

He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)

Director: Ken Kwapis | Writers: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein

Remember that really cute person who promised call, but didn’t? This is one such tale. We have been there, and now we can relive it. But definitely, the ending will make you fall in love again.

The Big Sick (2017)

Director: Michael Showalter | Writers: Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon

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

Just Like Heaven (2005)

Director: Mark Waters | Writers: Leslie Dixon, Peter Tolan

David Abbott moves into his new home in San Francisco. All seems normal. till he gets an unwelcome visitor named Elizabeth Martinson. She affirms that the apartment is hers. But, when she starts appearing and disappearing abruptly, David starts to suspect that she is a ghost.

Valentine’s Day (2010)

Director: Garry Marshall | Writers: Katherine Fugate, Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein

Valentine’s Day is about a group of related characters and their struggles with love on Valentine’s Day. With a long list of cast, as couples, this movies have almost all the possible lover scenarios that you can think of.

No Strings Attached (2011)

Director: Ivan Reitman | Writers: Elizabeth Meriwether, Elizabeth Meriwether, Michael Samonek

Emma is a busy doctor.  She makes a seemingly perfect arrangement that offers her best friend Adam a relationship. However, there is one particular rule: No strings attached. Can sex friends stay best friends?!

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The Way Back (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 6 March 2020

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Midway Review

by Kaylen Summers

Timed specifically to release on the Veteran’s Day weekend, Roland Emmerich’s Midway is the adaptation of the Battle of Midway. The original battle was a turning point for the United States Pacific campaign in World War II. Though the movie is intended to honor the warriors of the combat, it fails to do so on so many levels.

Everything from the actor’s lousy performance to a Wikipedia-like screenplay makes this movie sluggish. The narrative was saved from being a total clunker with the blockbuster visual effects. However, there is only little it can do to cover up the content and performance.

The plot of the movie is much similar to the 1976 film. Yet,  Midway appears as if it is a Wikipedia history lesson with dates, times, and ships presented before the battles. Instead of keeping the audiences apprised, these elements act more like a crutch for poor storytelling.

The dull dialogues and acting is evident throughout. The movie is divided into segments and it only makes it less cinematic. For any audience, it will be appearing more like a History channel dramatization of Midway.

Ed Skrein seems forced into his New Jersey accent. It is obvious that the actor doesn’t have the skill to perform better with the poorly written material. It remains one of the critical flaws of the film.

Midway might generate some patriotic sentiments, but it will clearly just be on the subject matter. The characters in the story are made one dimensional. The soldier’s wives are not given any space and there are no people of color anywhere in the narrative. 

Clint Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima, or Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge are better examples of Pacific theater movies. Midway belongs with Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor.

Here is the trailer for the movie:

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Pixar’s Soul (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 18 June 2020

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8 Adult Comedies On Netflix That You Don’t Want To Miss

by Kaylen Summers

Whether it’s weekends or weekdays, there is nothing like seeing a good comedy entertainer. If it is an adult comedy flick then there will be no stopping the laughter express.

However, finding the right flicks can really be a tough job. Lucky for you we have prepared a list of the best adult comedies available on Netflix. So what are you waiting for? Start streaming now!!

The Master of Disguise (2002)

1h 20min | Director: Perry Andelin Blake | Writers: Dana Carvey, Harris Goldberg

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

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

1h 29min | Director: Joel Gallen | Writers: Mike Bender, Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson, Phil Beauman, Buddy Johnson

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

Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

 1h 37min | Director: David Wain | Writers: Michael Showalter, David Wain

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

Superbad (2007)

 1h 53min | Director: Greg Mottola | Writers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg

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

Grimsby (2016)

1h 23min | Director: Louis Leterrier | Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston, Peter Baynham, Sacha Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston

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

The Sweetest Thing (2002)

1h 24min | Director: Roger Kumble | Writers: Nancy Pimental

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

Knocked Up (2007)

2h 9min | Director: Judd Apatow | Writers: Judd Apatow

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

 

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7 Movies To Make You Forget Your Life Problems

by Kaylen Summers

Feel-good films are good healers. But there are people who consider it as substandard. Their simple stories and over-popularity can make any movie buff rethink about watching them. However, sometimes these movies are just the right medicine to make you feel upright.

Having any life problems?! Forget them all. Here are 7 great movies to bring back the joy in you.

Amélie (2001)

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

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

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

Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

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

Mamma Mia! (2008)

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

Life Is Beautiful (1997)

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

The Intouchables (2011)

 4.25/ 5.0

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

Lost in Translation (2003)

3.85/ 5.0

One is a young, neglected wife of a photographer. The other is a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial. The two lost souls meet each other during a visit to Tokyo. Both of them find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real with each other.

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Must Watch Movies Releasing This December (2019)

by Kaylen Summers

2019 is coming to an end and we still have so many good movies to expect for. With the holiday season only kicking in, there is a huge list of movies waiting to hit the screens and your streaming platforms.

However, if you are feeling the slightest confusion on which movies you should be watching and which ones are okay to skip, then we have just the right guide for you.

Here are the must-watch movies to look out for this December.

Spies In Disguise(2019)

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

Release Date: December 25th

6 Underground (2019)

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

Releasing Date: December 13, 2019

Little Joe (2019)

 

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

Releasing Date: 6 December 2019

Bombshell (2019)

Bombshell (2019) is the upcoming American drama based on the sexual harassment allegations against Fox News founder Roger Ailes. Three female employees at the news network are set to take on the toxic male culture. This eventually leads to the downfall of media mogul Roger Ailes.

Releasing Date: December 20, 2019

Richard Jewell (2019)

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

Releasing Date: December 13th, 2019

1917 (2019)

1917 tells the story of two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman). During World War I, they are given an impossible mission. They must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers.

Releasing Date: 25 December 2019

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Cats (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: December 20, 2019

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Charlie’s Angels Review

by Kaylen Summers

Set as the continuation to the 2000 reboot, Charlie’s Angels is more of a era incarnation of the franchise from writer/director Elizabeth Banks. The flick is a decidedly aggressive retreading of the same old plot points from the last movie. With that being said, the new trio lacks the chemistry of their predecessors. Though there are a few fun moments from the big action scenes, the actors’ uneven performances stand out really badly. The added star power didn’t help at all and the movie would have been the same even without it.

The plot of the new installment is pretty much the same as the previous two theatrical releases. They are a bunch of bad guys (no bad women of course) with dangerous tech, the angels pull off a complex burglary, only to realize that the real villain is someone close to them. However, Elizabeth Banks did hammer in some woman empowerment here and there. Unfortunately, it didn’t affect the movie’s stale formula in any way.

The movie has plenty of action sequences, but nothing we haven’t seen before. As expected from a franchise movie, everything is over the top. There are bullets flying, cars exploding, and hapless men getting beaten mercilessly. At times, we feel like the movie is made out of the same Fast & Furious template- for the silliness in plot and definitely the car chases.

How the movie fails to see any woman character as a strong villain is a shame. It is clear that Elizabeth Banks was cashing in on the current woman empowerment trends. However, the movie was a good platform to work out something that is really empowering and not just some popular studio gimmicks.

In short Charlie’s Angels is not as fun as its earlier versions. It is obvious that the new cast is struggling to look charismatic in the recycled plot. The girl-power message is overboard and the film fails desperately to keep the audience in interest.

What do you think about the movie?! Let us know in the comments below.

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The Irishman(2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: November 27

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Trolls World Tour (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Six different troll tribes from six different lands are devoted to six different kinds of music -funk, country, techno, classical, pop and rock. When rockers Queen Barb and King Thrash are out to destroy the other kinds of music, Poppy and Branch embark on a journey to unite the trolls and save the diverse melodies.

Releasing Date: 19 March 2020

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7 Heart-Breaking Movies on Netflix That’ll Surely Make You Cry

by Kaylen Summers

We all have gone through those times when we’re strangely in the mood for a good cry. Lucky for us Netflix has many of these tearjerking dramas. From deadly serious ones to uplifting flicks, there is something for everyone.

Here is the list of 7 most heartbreaking movies on Netflix that will surely make you cry.

Blue Valentine (2010)

1h 52min | Drama, Romance

Dean and Cindy are living a quiet life in a decent neighborhood. As their relationship starts to bloom, they feel like the world at their feet. But soon, irreversible cracks begin to appear in their marriage. His absence of ambition and her escape into self-absorption is tearing their marriage apart.

Boyhood (2014)

2h 45min | Drama

This movie is remarkable for the time period it took to shoot the whole thing. A boy’s parents are divorced. During a period of 12 years- from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18- the movie grows along with him as he examines his relationship with his parents over the years.

Revolutionary Road (2008)

1h 59min | Drama, Romance

Based on a novel by Richard Yates, this movie takes place in the mid-1950s. A young couple is having personal problems and they are struggling to raise their two children in between.

Milk (2008)

2h 9min | History, Drama

Harvey Milk is the first openly gay man ever to be elected to public office. This movie is about his story. Taking place in San Francisco during the late 1970s, the tale is about Harvey Milk becoming an activist for gay rights. Eventually, he goes on to inspire many to join him in his fight for equal rights that should be available to all Americans.

Meet Joe Black (1998)

1h 50min | Drama, Romance

The grim reaper is out to collect the soul of mega-mogul Bill Parrish. However, he has an offer. Host him on his “vacation” and get a few more days of life. Now, using the pseudonym Joe Black, Death hangs around with Parrish and eventually falls in love with his daughter. Do you think that Death’s love will change Parrish’s fate?

Collateral Beauty (2016)

1h 37min | Drama, Romance

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

Remember Me (2010)

1h 53min | Drama, Romance

A tragic family event and his parents’ recent divorce has left Tyler Hawkins heartbroken. But, after he meets Ally Craig, he realizes that there is a fresh lease to life. Ally has her own personal tragedy of witnessing her mother’s death. As the two draw closer, their separate tragedies start to jeopardizes what they have between them.

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9 Most Anticipated Upcoming Movies of 2020

by Kaylen Summers

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

Here are 9 of the most anticipated movies of 2020:

The Invisible Man

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

Releasing Date: 28 February 2020

Bad Boys For Life

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

Releasing Date: 17 January 2020

Dolittle

Dolittle (2020) tells the story of Doctor Dolittle, a former doctor who turns to treat animals because of his love for all creatures. Eventually, he soon discovers that he can communicate with the animals. He, thus, embarks on a fantastical adventure.

Releasing Date: 17 January 2020

Disney’s Jungle Cruise

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

Releasing Date: July 24, 2020

Bloodshot

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

Releasing Date:  21 February 2020

Onward

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

Releasing Date: 4 March 2020

Birds of Prey

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

Releasing Date: February 7, 2020

The King’s Man

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

Releasing Date: 14 February 2020

Top Gun: Maverick

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

Releasing Date: June 26, 2020

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Is ‘The Godfather’ Really Worth Watching?!

by Kaylen Summers

There is no doubt that Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather is truly the best gangster movie out there. The extremely well-crafted movie defines the genre and is a touchstone for all movies to have made from the genre. There are many people who consider Goodfellas as the best. But, Godfather occupies a place in movie history that cannot be replaced.

However, is this iconic flick really worth watching? We think it and we have some of the key reasons why everyone should watch The Godfather.

The Godfather is the romantic portrayal of mob life. Since the movie is based on a novel, the filmmakers had all the freedom to make The Godfather was free to make their lifestyle look glamorous. The Corleones family essentially picturized as the royalty in the criminal underworld. Even though there were occasional scenes like Sonny getting shot dead at a toll booth, most of the movie had their gangsters very glitzy and fabulous.

Gangsters were not never this cool until Francis Ford Coppola gave an idealized Hollywood depiction of their lives.

The Godfather has brilliant performances. Whether the fiction element is good or not, it did help the movie’s actors give some of their greatest performances. Surely, Ray Liotta’s performance as Henry Hill in Goodfellas is truly remarkable. His portrayal of the guy who adores the gangster lifestyle and constantly cheats on his wife is phenomenal and intense. However, let not forget that Al Pacino’s turn as Michael Corleone in The Godfather is more nuanced than any performance in Goodfellas.

While Henry yells out what he’s feeling, Michael explains everything in a single facial expression. In addition to that, the subtle performances from supporting players like Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, James Caan, Talia Shire, John Cazale, and Diane Keaton only adds extra charm to the whole movie. Though Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci’s support in Goodfellas is riveting, it can never be compared to the ensemble of The Godfather.

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The Spongebob Movie (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 22 May 2020

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‘Ford V Ferrari’ Review

by Kaylen Summers

With equal parts character development, burnt rubber, and historical drama, Ford V Ferrari is Hollywood’s high octane tribute to auto racing legends Ken Miles and Carroll Shelby. The movie is directed by James Mangold and features a glorious tale of the true competition between two car companies to build the fastest car. Ironically, the movie runs a sluggish pace at times and struggles hard to reinforce the stakes for everyone involved.

 However, this all-star movie is sure to make you laugh more than expected and even shed a few tears in between.

The movie takes place in 1963. It was then that race car driver Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) decided to start a career in automotive designing and specialty manufacturing due to his health issues. Lee Iacocca (Jon Bernthal), a marketing executive at the Ford Motor Company approaches with a stunning offer.

Sales were declining at Ford and there was a general poor reaction to new Ford cars. In order to revitalize the company’s image, Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) decided to buy Ferrari, the bankrupt Italian sports car company. However, the owner Enzo Ferrari (Remo Girone) saw this as an insult and loudly shared his low opinion of Henry Ford II. This provoked the arrogant and domineering Ford CEO, and he wanted to beat Ferrari on a public forum at any price.

Shelby was asked to design a Ford car that could beat Ferrari at the grueling twenty-four-hour Le Mans race in France. Previously, it was Ferrari and his racing team, who had been dominating the prestigious competition for years. Shelby takes up the challenge to design the car, but his choice of the primary driver was Ken Miles (Christian Bale). He was a supremely skilled hothead British driver who was flat broke with his devoted wife (Caitriona Balfe) and son (Noah Jupe).

The film explores the characters very deeply. Christian Bale astonishes everyone again with his cockney accent and brash behavior. Matt Damon’s performance appeared graceful and spot-on. But, let not forget to mention the contributions of actors like Tracy Letts and Caitriona Balfe. Their supporting roles catalyzed the story’s successful conveyance.

Another notable aspect of Ford V Ferarri is how the racing scenes were like a breath of fresh exhaust. For those who were flooded with CGI Fast & Furious garbage over the years, this movie is gratifying. CGI effects are obviously present in Ford v Ferrari, but it’s done in a more realistic and convincing way.

Apart from the uneven level of pacing, the movie is masterfully done. It is deservingly a full-throttle awards contender. Ford V Ferarri is undoubtfully one of the best films of the year, and you don’t need to be a gearhead to enjoy this one. 

Do check out this movie before it leaves theaters and let us know what you think about it.

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Spies In Disguise(2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Release Date: December 25th

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‘The Godfather’ Vs. ‘Goodfellas’. Which Is The Best Mob Movie Ever Made?!

by Kaylen Summers

We all know that Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather and Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas are truly the best gangster movies out there. However, fans of the two iconic flicks often go on debates to find the finest of the two.

Undoubtfully both are very excellent movies. Coppola’s The Godfather is adapted from a fictional novel and Scorsese’s Goodfellas is a true-to-life biopic. One follows a traditional timeline and the other is nonlinear with choppy editing. However, these two well-crafted movies define their genre and are touchstones for all mob movies that got made after.

For those who are eager to find the best from these movies, here is a comparison of the good, bad and ugly from the two movies.

THE GODFATHER IS ROMANTIC PORTRAYAL OF MOB LIFE

Since the movie is based on a novel, the filmmakers had all the freedom to make The Godfather was free to make their lifestyle look glamorous. The Corleones family essentially picturized as the royalty in the criminal underworld. Even though there were occasional scenes like Sonny getting shot dead at a toll booth, most of the movie had their gangsters very glitzy and fabulous.

Gangsters were never this cool until Francis Ford Coppola gave an idealized Hollywood depiction to them.

GOODFELLAS IS THE REALISTIC PORTRAYAL OF MOB LIFE

One of the major differences between The Godfather and Goodfellas is that one is a work of fiction while the other is more of a realistic portrait. While the former glamorize the gangster lifestyle, the characters of Goodfellas are often shown doing the dirty work. The Corleones family is also shown filthy rich, while the characters of Goodfellas don’t make that much money.

The movie even ends with one of the mobsters ratting out on all of his friends. He secures his family’s safety in the Witness Protection Program. This itself is a nod to how realistic the movie’s storyline is portrayed.

THE GODFATHER HAS BRILLIANT PERFORMANCES

Whether the fiction element is good or not, it did help the movie’s actors give some of their greatest performances. Surely, Ray Liotta’s performance as Henry Hill in Goodfellas is truly remarkable. His portrayal of the guy who adores the gangster lifestyle and constantly cheats on his wife is phenomenal and intense. However, let not forget that Al Pacino’s turn as Michael Corleone in The Godfather is more nuanced than any performance in Goodfellas.

While Henry yells out what he’s feeling, Michael explains everything in a single facial expression. In addition to that, the subtle performances from supporting players like Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, James Caan, Talia Shire, John Cazale, and Diane Keaton only adds extra charm to the whole movie. Though Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci’s support in Goodfellas is riveting, it can never be compared to the ensemble of The Godfather.

GOODFELLAS HAS A FASTER PACE

There are many who criticizes The Godfather for being too slow. On the other hand, the pacing in Goodfellas is much quicker. The movie’s plot moves at breakneck speed, jumping back and forth along the timeline of the narrative. But, the makers did make sure that we will be getting all the information you need at any given moment.

In fact, it is this choppy editing of Goodfellas, that gives it the iconic style. In a way, it throws you right into the story at the deep end.

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6 Awesome Plot Twists You Would Never Expect

by Kaylen Summers

There is nothing more exciting in a movie than the brilliant misdirection that’s thrown right in our face. 

Here we are picking out the top ten best movie twists of all time. So there will be some major movie-ruining spoilers ahead. If you haven’t seen anyone of the movies listed below, its okay to skip. 

For everyone who’s still here,  let’s kick it off.

The Time And Place Twist: Planet of the Apes

While the vast majority of twists are aimed to deceive us about either the what or the who, there are a few that mislead us in terms of where and when. Movies like Triangle and The Village gave us similar twists. But none will even come close to the ending of the Planet of the Apes.

The idea that they were on Earth the whole time is absolutely brilliant and completely unexpected.  Released in the 60s, this ape twist set the recipe for great movie twists later.

Conspiracy Twist: The Sting

These types of twists are a common element is heist movies. We love this kind of twist because it takes advantage of our own hubris. Just when we think we’re ahead of the plot, fully informed, and upon every aspect of the scheme, we realize that we too are being duped. The Sting presents the audience with one such excellent twist from this category.

In many ways, we too are similar to Lonnegan in the movie. Without realizing that everything is part of the con, we commit the exact same mistake he does- overbetting our hand.

The Unexpected Bad Guy: Murder on the Orient Express

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If you’ve ever watched Scooby-Doo, you’ll be familiar with these twists. Though there are many great movies that given us such awesome twists, Murder on the Orient Express threw in an extra twist on top. And for that, it needs to be on the list.

Based on the Agatha Christie novel, the movie presents an incredibly complex portrait of 13 strangers suspicious in the murder of Cassidy. While initially, it seems that there is nothing connecting any of the suspects, it emerges that the one thing they have in common is that they all have a reasonable motive. And that’s the twist. The killer is not one, but everyone. The perfect coverup for who’s guilty was that they’re all guilty.

It Was All A Dream: The Wizard of Oz

This is perhaps one of the most controversial and occasionally obnoxious twists commonly found in the film. We’re talking about movies like The Matrix and Source Code that play with the concept of what is real and not. But nothing uses this more brilliantly than the original, the magical and the lovable The Wizard of Oz.

Though this plot twist is considered pretty frustrating and lazy writing, In when it seems like something really interesting and subversive is going on, in The Wizard of Oz, the dream world helps Dorothy subconsciously work out her conflicts in a symbolic way.

All In The Protagonist’s Head: Fight Club

The twist, of course, comes from detangling the fantasy from the reality. These are films where the audience experiences the delusions alongside their unreliable narrator. There is only one movie that comes to our mind when we read this description and that’s Fight Club.

Probably one of the most popular twists of the last few decades, Fight Club manages to slip an entire character by us without us noticing. A character who interacts with all kinds of different characters that tend to keep their hallucinations separate.

Identity Mixup: The Empire Strikes Back

Yes! There are movies like Frailty, Matchstick Men and The Crying Game giving as the best of this plot twist. But, none will be as iconic as this one.

As far as twists go, The reveal of who is Luke’s father is perhaps one of the biggest reveals in movie history. The question is how did they keep it a secret? Well, they lied about it in the script and to just about everybody but Lucas and Hamill, then overdubbed the line later.

Mistaken Identity Twist: Psycho

Don’t get confused with the previous one. This one is entirely different. Instead of realizing we’ve confused someone for another, we realized they’re the exact same person.

With some brilliant contenders to fight for the top spot in this category, it’s tough to find the best one. However, the Norman Bates reveals in Psycho will always stay remarkable. One would ever expect mild-mannered Norman to actually dress up as his dead mother and kill protagonists weirdly early in the movie. This thriller still messes with our heads when we watch it and for that, it remains one of the best movie plot twists of all time.

But, we know that you still have some more awesome movie twists that you want to share with us. Let us know which movie surprised you the most.

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The Invisible Man (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 28 February 2020

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Bad Boys For Life (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 17 January 2020

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REVIEW: ‘Motherless Brooklyn’ (2019)

by Kaylen Summers

Rating:⭐⭐☆☆☆  (2/5 stars)

Actor Edward Norton’s new directorial attempt, Motherless Brooklyn is painfully slow and boring. Motherless Brooklyn is the big-screen adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s period crime novel. The movie is set in 1957 New York City where a private investigator with Tourette syndrome tries to solve the murder of his mentor. Norton also stars in the film, along with Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, Alec Baldwin, and Willem Dafoe.

Departing from the original source material, Motherless Brooklyn takes the story further back to 1957 from the novel’s 1990s setting. Norton plays the role of Lionel Essrog, a detective with Tourette syndrome. His involuntary tics and outbursts have made him into a ‘freakshow’ for others. However, his ‘broken brain’ gives him a photographic memory and a keen ability to line up details.

During one of the assignments, best friend and mentor Frank Minna (Bruce Willis) is shot. However, before he dies Frank whispers scant clues to Lionel. From there, the mystery is set up and Lionel is on the pursuit to uncover it.

Though the film has some great performances from actors, it’s another miss for Edward Norton as a director. It is clear that he has lost focus on the pacing and structure of the whole movie. The movie drags its audience through the two hour and twenty-four-minute runtime. Yet, the mystery doesn’t provide any big reveals in its ending. This is what makes this movie fails as a detective story in the first place. Many key clues are revealed in the first act itself. Any casual moviegoer can easily solve the so-called mystery in the first 20 minutes into the film and this predictability affects the flick’s ending punch severely.

The movie’s exploration of themes like racial subjugation and oppression feels clunky and heavy-handed at times. Rather than treating these themes with more subtlety, they are hammered into the audience scene after scene.

With that being said, there are a fair amount of memorable moments that the movie does offer. One of these includes a scene where Lionel tries to light a showgirl’s cigarette and fails desperately. This scene is both humorous and heartbreaking, making the audience care for the character more. Unfortunately, these minor, necessary detailings are the same factor that made the movie more sloppy altogether. Instead of spending too much time on such smaller details, Norton should have focused on its critical plot point.

For a casual moviegoer, Motherless Brooklyn will be a tiresome theatre experience. However, if you a movie buff looking to see some awesome performances, then you should be giving it a shot.

  • Rating: R (for language throughout including some sexual references, brief drug use, and violence)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Directed By: Edward Norton
  • Written By: Edward Norton
  • Runtime: 144 minutes
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Cast: Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, Alec Baldwin, and Willem Dafoe.
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7 Disturbing Movies on Netflix That You Will Only Watch Once

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

1. The Witch (2015)

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

2. Train To Busan (2016)

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

3. The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

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

4. Gerald’s Game (2017)

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

5. The Babysitter (2017)

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

6. Calibre (2018)

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

7. The Perfection (2019)

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

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This Is What GOT Creators Had Planned For Their Star Wars Trilogy

by Kaylen Summers

Star Wars fans will be having a sad weekend this time around. With David Benioff and D.B. Weiss officially exiting their deal with Disney, we won’t be seeing any Star Wars trilogy from the Game of Thrones showrunners as promised.

Initially, it was reported the two will be developing on the Jedi origin story. Fans had speculated that the pair would be developing the Knights of the Old Republic storyline. However, recent reveals are showing that they were intending on going even further back in the official canon to explore how the Jedi came to exist. Guess, we will not be seeing the secret of the Jedi’s origin anytime soon.

Even though Benioff and Weiss’ Star Wars trilogy was canceled, not much about its possible connections to the current sequel trilogy is out yet. Some fans are theorizing that there are chances for their story arc to be linked to the Jedi Temple on Ahch-To. Also, it actually unclear how far they were in the writing process before exiting from the project.

Rumors circulating are stating that it was the massive $250 million deal with Netflix that put an end to David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ association with Lucasfilm. With such a huge deal already in their pockets, it was most obvious that the pair would never be able to get the time from the studios to properly develop a new trilogy. Despite that, Disney was not liking the Netflix deal from the beginning.

However, it is not the first time Lucasfilm has let go of a director in the past years. Before David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, other directors like Phil Lord, Colin Trevorrow, Chris Miller, and Josh Trank have had similar experiences with the studio.

Considering the ‘toxic fandom’ and heavily divisive final season of Game of Thrones, Lucasfilm might have become nervous about giving over the project to David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Whatever the case may be, the deal is now officially off.

Fans, on the other hand, are looking for new stories with the Skywalker Saga ending this year with The Rise of Skywalker. Whether or not the studios will be able to bring such a story to the table needs to be seen.

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Gerard Butler Tapped For a High Voltage Action Thriller

by Emily Keen

An elevated action thriller titled The Plane has made its way into Gerard Butler’s schedule. The film will be launched at the AFM next week by MadRiver International. The domestic rights to the film are attained by CAA Media Finance.

Charles Cumming and  J.P. Davis have written the script based on a book penned by Cumming. Butler will be seen as a commercial pilot Ray Torrance who skilfully lands his damaged aircraft in a war zone but now must face the brunt of militants trying to take the passengers hostage.

The film is being produced by Di Bonaventura Pictures’ Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian, MadRiver Pictures’ Marc Butan and Ara Keshishian. Butler and Alan Siegel under their G-BASE banner are also co-producing the venture.

Between 300 and his Fallen franchise, the actor has created a different groove for himself. The actor recently starred in the final installment of the successful series Angel Has Fallen which grossed at $133 million globally.  He has also demonstrated some serious acting chops in The Vanishing, which follows three lighthouse keepers who come across a missing fortune.

Although his action cinema does not have a serious fanbase, we cant wait to see how he goes about donning a pilot stuck in a warzone. The production for The Plane is set to begin in the second quarter of 2020.

Butler’s upcoming projects include Ric Roman Waugh‘s thriller Greenland, and Jamie Foxx‘s upcoming basketball comedy All-Star Weekend.

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Waves (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Waves (2019) tell the epic emotional journey of a suburban African American family. After suffering a tragic loss, they are set to navigate love, forgiveness, and togetherness. The movie takes place in the vibrant landscape of South Florida. It got its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival.

Releasing Date: 15 November 2019 

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21 Bridges (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 23 August 2019

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MAJOR SPOILERS! Plot Details and Photos of Edgar Wright’s ‘Last Night in Soho’

by Kaylen Summers

Last Night in Soho is finally pulling back its curtains a little and it seems like director Edgar Wright is expecting to pull off a different approach this time.

 It was in a preview for 2020 movies, that Wright described his new film as an “all-out psychological horror”, set in 1960s London. The movie will have a lead character named Eloise played by Thomasin McKenzie. Eloise is obsessed with the time period of the 60s and ends up experiencing it. This has led many to speculate that there is some possibility of time travel involved. But, how exactly it will be presented in the movie is yet to be seen. Talking about his latest directorial effort, Wright had this to say.

“There’s something I have in common with the lead character in that I’m afflicted with nostalgia for a decade I didn’t live in. You think about ’60s London, what would that be like? Imagine if you knew everything you knew now, and went back. I’m taking a premise whereby you have a character who, in a sort of abstract way, gets to travel in time. And the reality of the decade is maybe not what she imagines. It has an element of ‘be careful what you wish for’.”

Fans also got a behind-the-scenes photo of Edgar Wright on set with Anya Taylor-Joy. The actress plays a character named Sandy, who shares a “mysterious connection” with Eloise.

Wright is known for his breakout hit Baby Driver released back in 2017. However, movie lovers would remember him for his early works with Simon Pegg. Popularly known as the Cornetto Trilogy, it was the movies Shaun of the DeadHot Fuzz and The World’s End that made Wright’s unique style recognizable. His later movie Scott Pilgrim vs The World went on to gain something of a cult following over the years. However, his greatest hit came as 2017’s Baby Driver. The movie was recognized by both critics and the general audience alike. It eventually went on to get nominated for three Oscars.

For more information, guess we will have to wait till Last Night in Soho hits the theaters on September 25, 2020.

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NEW UPDATE: Here Is What Rami Malek’s James Bond Supervillain Will Be Like.

by Kaylen Summers

It wasn’t long since the makers of James Bond 25 officially announced the title of the movie as ‘No Time To Die’. Other than this and the confirmation that Rami Malek will be playing the villain for the movie, nothing much about the movie has been revealed.

Now, we are getting new details about the supervillain who is all set to give Bond a run for his money. It was producer Barbara Broccoli, who shed some light into the upcoming finale to Daniel Craig’s tenure as 007.

The movie will see Oscar-winner Rami Malek play the villainous character named Safin. Malek got his first Oscar nomination and win for playing Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. The actor is currently appearing in Mr. Robot Season 4. According to what has been revealed in the official synopsis, Safin is a “mysterious villain”, who’s armed with dangerous new technology. Talking about the details revealed in a recent preview of 2020 movies, Barbara Broccoli described Safin as follows.

“We’ve thrown the book at him on this one. He is really the supervillain. He’s the one that really gets under Bond’s skin. He’s a nasty piece of work.”

Bond movies are known for their great villains. However, Daniel Craig’s Bond movies so far had a mixed bag when it comes to villains. Considering that the actor gave us one of the greatest Bonds in the movie history, it’s fair to say that Craig certainly deserves a good villain to face off against in his last mission as 007.

Previous Bond villains for Craig include Mads Mikkelsen as Le Chiffre in Casino Royale, Javier Bardem’s Silva in Skyfall and most recently, Christoph Waltz appearing as the iconic Blofeld in Spectre. Yet, these characters somehow failed to bring out the best antagonist for the superspy. Will Malek be able to pull it off, where other great performers have failed?

Meanwhile, there are rumors that Bond 25’s villain would be blind. Though that would be an interesting twist, the possibility of making this work out in a highly action-packed Bond movie will surely be a challenge for the makers (if the rumors are correct).

No Time to Die is slated to hit theaters on April 8, 2020. this means that we could be seeing a trailer for the movie anytime soon.

Check out our website regularly for more details and trailers about the movie before anyone else.

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Teen Wolf Heartthrob to Lead an Infestation Thriller

by Emily Keen

Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey has been signed for a new thriller from Johnny Martin – Alone. The movie will also star Donald Sutherland alongside Posey in the lead role, Deadline confirmed. 

Sutherland is known for his role in The Hunger Games franchise as President Snow. He recently also starred in Brad Pitt led cosmic thriller Ad Astra. Sutherland’s other credits include Lolita and Buck White. 

The plot follows the life of Aidan(Posey) who locks himself in his apartment to protect his life from infected screamers infesting the complex. Amidst the chaos Aidan discovers that a young girl (Summer Spiro) in a house across his courtyard is also trapped and now must find a way out for both of them. 

The story naturally unfolds into a tantalizing romance between the two youngsters together in times of danger. 

Alone is written by Matt Naylor and financed by HIG Productions. Martin in addition to helming the movie is also co-producing alongside Rabih Aridi and Anne Jordan.

Malaysian actress Maya Karin also has a brief role in the film as that of a scientist who understands the virus infecting the screamers.  The actress confirmed her onboarding earlier in July when she flew to LA for the short scene. 

The film began shooting in May this year and i currently in the post production phase.

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Knives Out (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Release Date: 27 November 2019

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The Grudge (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 2 January 2020

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It’s a Wrap for Daniel Craig’s Last installment of 007

by Emily Keen

The latest installment of the James Bond series, No Time to Die has successfully wrapped its shoot.

The official Instagram page of 007 confirmed the news. The news comes almost a month after Daniel Craig’s emotional speech on the final day of production in Italy. The Bond hunk was then tapped giving a heart-warming speech for a wrap up party.

The new picture features director Cary Fukunaga, Craig himself holding a clapperboard.


Post Spectre, this will be Craig’s last dive into the Bond universe. Fans are even more eager to see the actor don the secret agent for the last time. The makers were firm on having a strong story-line for Craig’s last film. And in the effort lost the original Bond director Danny Boyle.

Fukanaga finally came in as Boyle’s replacement, but the change led the film to be postponed until 2020. With his arrival Fukunaga made a few more additions to the line-up of the film including Rami Malek. Fukunaga has taken the shoot around the world and has been busy with the production of Bond 25. Craig’s on-set injury also added to the delay in the duration of the filming. But the shoot has finally come to an end.

Familiar faces are set to make returns in the 25th installment of the Bond series. Jefferey Wright will be reprising the role in the movie with his character Felix Leiter.

The movie is set to hit theatres in the April of 2020. Since the production is already complete, we can expect the first trailer to drop soon.

Stay tuned to Spotflik for more updates on movies.

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Code 8 (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Code 8 (2019) is a sequel to the 2016 short film of the same name. The movie tells about how people with superhuman abilities are co-existing with normal human beings. However, one desperate young man decides to use his powers to rob. This eventually leads him into a clash with the militarized police force of the city.

Releasing date: October 2019

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Halloween Treat! ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Returns to Theaters

by Kaylen Summers

This year’s Halloween is getting an extra scary treat from Guillermo del Toro and Andre Ovredal. The two are all set to bring back Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark to more than 1,500 screens in North America this weekend. But this time the movie will take a more family-friendly PG-13 approach with the intention to fill the relative void for horror-loving audiences this Halloween.

The announcement was made by Ovredal on Twitter. He tweeted:

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is back in over 1500 theatres all over North America this weekend and through Halloween! Bring the family, it’s PG-13 scary.”

Grossing almost $95 million in its first outing, the movie did well with critics and audiences alike. This can be seen in its 79 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. With the re-release, the movie is expected to cross the $100 million mark.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is already available on Digital HD and the Blu-ray/DVD and 4K Ultra HD versions are expected to release on November 5 from Lionsgate.

The movie is directed by Andre Ovredal, who is known for his works in Troll Hunter and  The Autopsy of Jane Doe. Guillermo del Toro, whose previous works include Pacific Rim and The Shape of Water produced of the movie. 

The plot of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark revolves around the town of Mill Valley, during the late 1960s. The young Sarah Bellows, belonging to the Bellows family has turned her abused life and disturbing secrets into a series of scary stories. However, it turns out that these tales eventually become the living nightmare for a group of unsuspecting teenage Mill Valley residents.

The horror movie is an actual adaptation from author Alvin Schwartz’s beloved book series. The trilogy includes Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones. Based on real-life folklore and urban legends, the books were initially published between 1981 and 1991.

If you’re looking to watch the movie in theatres this Halloween, here is its trailer for you:

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Antlers (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: April 17, 2020

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6 Reasons Why You’ll Always Love Watching ‘Jurassic Park’

by Kaylen Summers

Franchise after franchise, Hollywood has now become an exhausting  “theme park” of overused CGI and over-the-top action sequences. But before all this, there was a time when we had movies that presented good narratives and just the right amount CGI to back it up. Among such movies, Jurassic Park deserves special recognition for setting up the landscape for all the visual effects we have today.

Released over 25 years ago,  Jurassic Park is still worthy of being mentioned as a milestone in the history of world cinema. The movie became the highest-grossing film of all time when it debuted in 1993. The iconic blockbuster from Steven Spielberg is a seamless blend of practical effects, animatronics, and CGI. It is this effective method of film making that makes this work of art truly unique and transcend across time.

But is it all just that?! What makes this movie so memorable?! No movie has ever made such an effect on audiences the way Jurassic Park has. Not even its squeals and the squeal-franchise (Jurassic World series) after that.

So, we have decided to take a deep dive to find some of the reasons why everyone will always love watching Jurassic Park.

1. Fills You With Nostalgia

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

2. Effects Still Hold Up

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

3. Strong Female Characters

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

4. Not All Blockbusters Suck

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

5. Spielberg And Williams At Their Best

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

6. Dinosaurs!

The good ones should be saved for the last right?! Jurassic World won’t be complete without its soul, the dinosaurs. From mesmerizing us with its spectacular beauty to terrifying us to the edge of our seats, the dinosaurs are the one true element in the movie that we will never grow tired of.

It’s fair to say that no movie ever made has given as great movie spectacles like raptors stalking the kids in a kitchen or the T-Rex chases a Jeep and being “closer than he appears” in the side mirror. And for that, we will keep watching this movie wonder again and again.

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Realease Date Set for James Wan’s Upcoming Horror Flick

by Emily Keen

Aquaman director James Wan’s latest horror romp now has an official release date. Before going ahead with the sequel of the DC movie, Wan has bet his time on a project that takes him back to his horror roots. The Warner Bros. movie, Malignant is set to hit the screens on August 14, 2020, as suggested by a report from ‘Deadline’.

The cast line up for the film includes Anabelle Wallis who recently starred in Netflix’s Peaky Blinders. Jake Abel of CW’s Supernatural fame is also a part of the horror freight. The rest of the lineup includes George Young, Michole Briana White, Jacqueline McKenzie, and Ingrid Bisu. Bisu has co-written the film alongside Wan. In addition, she will executive produce the venture with Wan and his Atomic Monster partner Michael Clear.

Not many details about the film’s plot have been revealed yet. For all, we know from Wan’s statements that the film will be a Hard-R thriller.

Wan had said in a statement:  “There’s been a bit of speculation as to what my next project is… all I’ll say is, I’m super excited to go back to my indie roots with this hard-R thriller,” Wan said of the project earlier this year. “An original horror idea (not a reboot/remake or anything based on existing IP) with old school, practical effects and no giant, blue screen sets.”

Malignant will be distributed by New Line Cinema with Starlight Media and Midas Innovation as the financers. The film is currently undergoing production in Los Angeles.

Wan’s previous direction credits include Saw, The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2, Furious 7, and the Mamoa starrer DC freight Aquaman. Wan’s Conjuring and Insidious sagas have gained him the reputation of a horror film honcho. With Malignant, the director plans to weave a new kind of horror fantasy.

The film is set to square off against three major wide releases on opening. These include Universal’s Nobody, Sony’s Escape Room 2 and Disney’s The One and Only Ivan.

Stay tuned to Spotflik for more updates on the film.

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EXCLUSIVE!! Keanu Reeves To Join Fast & Furious Family?!

by Kaylen Summers

Everyone’s heart-throb, Keanu Reeves is back making headlines again. It seems like the star will be joining the Fast & Furious movie franchise really soon. Fast & Furious is one of the most profitable movie franchises now in  Hollywood that not owned by Disney. Longtime franchise writer Chris Morgan had a recent conversation with the actor about bringing him into the popular movie series. 

A similar discussing had already happened earlier, about Reeves being a part of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson starring spin-off Hobbs & Shaw. Though it never happened, Morgan has high hopes that the beloved actor will make his presence felt in the franchise with full capacity.

Talking about this in a new interview, Morgan had this to say about his potential involvement in the series.

“I sat down with him and we’re talking about. I wanted him to be in the Fast universe for a very long time. We’re just trying to find… the hardest thing is always time and competing schedules and then designing the right thing together. My fervent desire is to bring him into this franchise for sure.”

From what Johnson had told earlier, Reeves was initially expected to play the director of the mysterious techno-terrorist organization ‘Eteon’ in Hobbs & Shaw. However, this particular idea “just didn’t feel right creatively” for Reeves. As fans of the star, it seems fair for us to say that the star does deserve a much bigger presence in the franchise. In the spin-off movie, the character was eventually made off-screen, only speaking out as a faceless voice. The real reason for keeping the character a mystery might be because of the difficulties in finding the right actor for the part.

With that being said, now it is speculated that Reeves could appear in a surprise cameo appearance for the upcoming Fast & Furious 9, set to release next year. Reeves is not new to jumping into other popular long-running franchises. Recently, the actor played a role in the animated sequel Toy Story 4.

Though there is no official word confirming Reeves’ casting, many other popular musicians Cardi B and Ozuna have been recently revealed to be part of the upcoming movie. The newcomers will be joining other big-names like Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Helen Mirren, John Cena, Michael Rooker, and Charlize Theron.

Whether we will be seeing Reeves alongside the Fast & Furious cast or not, the actor will surely be reprising his most popular characters in the upcoming sequels The Matrix 4 and John Wick: Chapter Four.

Fast & Furious 9 is currently slated to release on May 22, 2020, by Univeral Pictures. In the meantime, we will keep you updated on any of Reeves’ possible involvement in the franchise.

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Fast And Furious 9 Tapped Rapper Cardi B

by Emily Keen

Fast and Furious 9 has been making waves with it’s casting news lately. No very late after the news of Keanu Reeves possibly becoming a part of the Franchise future rolled out, they are ready with the next blow.

Cardi B has been signed for an unknown role in the upcoming installment of the fast-cars feature. The Fast and Furious frontman Vin Diesel dropped a clip of him and Cardi B acknowledging their last day of shooting in the UK.

In the video, Cardi B is seated next to Diesel, while he tells us that the entire cast has given the film everything. The Emmy winning rapper shares the feeling, declaring this film would be the best one of all the others in the franchise.

The news of Cardi being a part of Fast 9 comes on the final day of their UK shoot. Which means the queen of rap had been onboard for quite some time now. Looks like Diesel is hell-bent on not letting the hype die down. He kept it in the hopper and dropped the news yesterday as the film is nearing wrap. Cardi B recently sizzled alongside Jennifer Lopez in the hit stripper crime thriller Hustlers.

Many popular names have joined the cast in unknown roles including John Cena, Finn Cole and now Cardi. Reggaeton artist Ozuna will also be a part of this hot lineup. Ozuna and Cardi have previously worked together for the hit DJ Snake Song and its music video- Taki Taki.

Besides the new joiners, we have familiar faces making returns. Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Chris Bridges (aka Ludacris), Nathalie Emmanuel, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron will be reprising their roles along with Vin Diesel.

The ninth film of the series is being directed by Justin Lin who had also helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth films of the saga. The film will open in theatres on May 22, 2020.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 20 December 2019

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The Lighthouse Review

by Kaylen Summers

Directed and co-written by Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse is dark and not just in its overall color tone. The period psychological thriller is skillfully crafted in grainy black and white to give a unique theater experience.

The movie revolves around a retired timberman Ephraim Winslow, who is on a contract job as a ‘wickie’ for four weeks on an isolated island with a gassy elderly man named Thomas Wake. For Winslow, Wake appears to be a strange and superstitious fellow, going up to the top of the lighthouse at night and stripping nude.

As days pass by, Winslow’s chores increase and he is constantly attacked by a seagull. He eventually kills the bird, even though Wake warned him that it would bring bad luck. From there, Wake becomes paranoid that a storm is destined to attack the island and this causes his psychological descent into insanity. His hallucinations and the terrors caused by it are the real spooks of the movie.

The enthralling performances of Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe are enough to immerse you into the disturbing environment of the narrative. Their performance deserves universal acclaim and is worthy of contending any acting award out there. However, the intensity they had build-up was wasted in a bizarre and somewhat predictable climax.

The movie doesn’t belong in the typical horror movie genre. Yes, there are some dark, horrifying elements present in it. But, The Lighthouse stands much closer to the reality-inversion of psychodrama character studies like Repulsion. In fact, just spending 110 minutes is enough for even us to doubt our sanity.

However, the movie will undoubtfully be marked as Pattinson’s complete transformation into a captivating character actor, which he had already initiated in features like High Life.

In short, The Lighthouse is raw, powerful, and brilliantly cinematic. The mastery of the character’s journey is truly appreciable. Robert Eggers has done a brilliant job in giving his lead actors the platform to show their remarkable talent.

If you are ready to witness some true movie magic, go for this one without any hesitation. The movie may be in black and white, but the art of it is vibrantly colorful.

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Gemini Man’s Abysmal Figures Will Take a Toll On its Production Companies

by Emily Keen

Will Smith’s Gemini Man was trying hard to breathe since two weeks of its release. But looks like the game’s over for the Double Smith feature. The movie rolled in multiple bad reviews from critics and faced tough competition from the highly acclaimed Joker and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

But that’s not all with director Ang lee’s directorial venture. The movie took multiple hits of disappointments and this one seems like the last nail in the coffin.

Gemini Man’s failure at the box office is a testament that not even a wildly popular actor and an Oscar-winning director can save a bad script. The story sees Will Smith, squaring off against a young clone of himself (materialized with de-aging tech).

The movie is set to face a whopping loss of $75 million. The movie opened in the domestic market at $20 million. If you think that is worse, the worldwide collection figure will sink your heart.

The action thriller made a modest $118.7 million dollar global collection according to ‘The Hollywood Reporter’. The film still had high hopes from Chinese Markets where it disappointed again with just $21 million over the weekend where Maleficent: Mistress of Evil surprisingly surpassed making $22.4 million.

The loss, however, will be shared by David Ellison’s Skydance Media, Paramount Pictures and the China-based Fosun and Alibaba. The production of the Will Smith starrer cost roughly around $140 million and over $100 million was spared as the marketing budget.

The movie garnered high hopes across demographics for being the trailblazer of de-aging and high frame rate technology.  Paramount and Skydance, however, predicted the current precarious situation when pre-release tracking and reviews showed no signs of positivity.

The VFX packed feature is by Far Lee’s worst project with a 25% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Paramount and Skydance each invested 35 percent budget in the film. Paramount’s returns, however, will ultimately soar up through distribution minimizing the loss. Fosun and Alibaba have 25 percent and 5 percent stakes respectively as per sources.

Both Paramount and Skydance can still hope for redemption for they have James Cameron’s Terminator: Dark Fate coming to theatres next month.

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Zack Snyder’s Upcoming Zombie Film Wraps Shoot

by Emily Keen

Zack Snyder is done with the principal photography of his upcoming film Army of The Dead. The Man of steel director took to Vero to acknowledge the wrap of his upcoming zombie romp.

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Since Dawn of the Dead (2004), this will be Snyder’s first zombie feature. The director stepped away from the movies post Dawn of Justice (2017) owing to a family tragedy. Army of The Dead marks a comeback to his momentarily snoozing career.

His wife Deborah, Wesley Coller, Ori Marmur, and Andrew Norman are co-producing the venture alongside Snyder himself.

The Netflix exclusive’s plotline picks up 6 years after the city of Las Vegas has been put under isolation down to a Zombie outbreak. Amidst the vicious assortment of the walking dead, a mercenary (played by Dave Bautista) brings together a group of soldiers to retrieve a casino owner’s money from the quarantined zone of the zombie-infested city.  Snyder came up with the idea of the plot and put together a script along with Shay Hatten.

Apart from Bautista, the movie contains one exciting line up including Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Theo Rossi, Ana De La Reguera, Huma Qureshi, Hiroyuki Sanada, Chris D’Elia, Garret Dillahunt, Raúl Castillo, Nora Arnezeder, Matthias Schweighöfer, Samantha Win and Rich Cetrone.

When the project was announced Snyder was excited to have full creative independence with a film. He said in a statement, “There are no handcuffs on me at all with this one. I love to honor canon and the works of art, but this is the opportunity to find a purely joyful way to express myself through a genre. It will be the most kick-ass, self-aware — but not in a wink-to-the-camera way — balls-to-the-wall zombie freakshow that anyone has ever seen. No one’s ever let me completely loose [like this].”

In a recent interview, he also expressed how the movie has given him a chance to introspect and grow.

“With Army [of the Dead], it’s difficult not to do to a social statement because the movie is about building a wall for refugees and veterans but it’s also fun to do a zombie heist in Vegas. It makes it richer and better. I can’t help myself. I’ve always worked in a self-reflective way. Cinema is a reflective art form.”

History has not been very kind to Netflix’s decision of giving directors full creative control over films. Films like Roma, Gerald’s Game Apostle and Hold the Dark have failed to generate a consistent response from the audience. Snyder, however, seems pretty confident about his ideas as the movie falls well in the confines of his creative expertise.

Netflix has not given an official release date for the movie. Zack However has revealed the launch could happen somewhere in the winter of 2020. We are hoping the project is worth all the wait.

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Zombieland: Double Tap Review

by Kaylen Summers

After more than a decade, a sequel to the 2009 post-apocalyptic horror zombie comedy film Zombieland is finally here.

The new installment, aptly named Zombieland: Double Tap, brings back the winning formula of the first with some new hilarious additions. Director Ruben Fleischer has successfully delivered a raucous adventure again which is sure to satisfy the eager fan base.

It was in a time when the zombie movie genre went boring as hell that Zombieland first made its much-needed presence felt with a shot of adrenaline and creativity. With the stars of the movie becoming huge stars in the later years, a squeal with the same cast felt almost impossible. However, the original cast returned and the second installment turned out to be worth the 10 years wait.

The movie picks up a decade later with the characters now becoming an irreverent family. The cast does a wonderful job of keeping the humor alive with their wonderful chemistry. The laugh riot got more amplified with the arrival of some new hysterical characters. One such performance that stands out is from the newly added character of Zoey Deutch. She nearly steals the show as the dumb blonde stereotype, Madison. The love triangle between her, Columbus, and Wichita is sure to have you rolling down in waves of laughter.

Penned by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Dave Callaham, the flick gives space for each character to shine. The movie has no dull moments to offer. Though the overall plot is wafer-thin, Double Tap has a graceful, immensely entertaining pace. The narrative is mostly driven by the interaction between the characters. This constant engagement gives the movie no room for downbeats. The movie also has two old school cameo surprises and if you stick around till the end, there is another surprise after the credits.

If you are looking for a great fun-filled entertainer, do see this movie in the theaters. It’s worth it!

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Bloodshot (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date:  21 February 2020

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Godfather Director Coppola Says Marvel Movies Are “Despicable”

by Kaylen Summers

It seems like Marvel movies are getting a lot of harsh criticism these days. After director Martin Scorsese and actress Jennifer Aniston, it is director Francis Ford Coppola showing his disagreement towards the superhero movies.

The master filmmaker supports the words of Scorsese stating that the MCU movies are nothing but theme park rides. It’s obvious that the director doesn’t like getting involved in anything from the superhero genre. The comments were made at the French city of Lyon where he was given the Prix Lumiere for his contribution to cinema. Talking to the journalists, Coppola said:

“When Martin Scorsese says that the Marvel pictures are not cinema, he’s right because we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration. I don’t know that anyone gets anything out of seeing the same movie over and over again. Martin was kind when he said it’s not cinema. He didn’t say it’s despicable, which I just say it is.”

When it comes to his works, Coppola is really selective and only initiates a project only if it interests him. Coppola’s last movies Distant Vision back in 2016 and the obscure fantasy horror comedy Twixt in 2011, were experimental cinemas. However, they did not do well with the general audience. However, the director is always be known among moviebuffs for his cult classic work, The Godfather.

Coppola has been working on his upcoming project Megalopolis for over two decades and with the recent comment riling up Marvel fans, the movie will be getting more attention than before. He had this to say about the film:

“I wanted to make a film about a human expression of what really is heaven on earth. I would say it’s the most ambitious film (I’ve worked on) — more than Apocalypse Now. That’s the problem. I think it would cost more than Apocalypse Now. It would be the biggest budget I ever had to work with.”

Francis Ford Coppola is one of the exclusive movie makers to be awarded the Prix Lumiere. Other recipients who previously received the prestigious award include Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodovar, and Milos Forman.

With more and more top filmmakers and movie stars coming against the superhero movies, will the successful genre be affected? What do you think?! Let us know in the comments below.

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Charile’s Angels (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Release Date: November 15, 2019 (United States)

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Here Is What Former ‘Catwomen’ Think Of Zoe Kravitz’s Casting

by Kaylen Summers

It’s official! Zoe Kravitz will be putting on her ‘cat costume’ for Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman movie. The actress will be playing the coveted role of Selina Kyle against Robert Pattinson’s cape crusader this time.

Zoe Kravitz made her acting debut in the 2007 film No Reservations. However, her breakthrough role came from another superhero movie- X-Men: First Class (2011). The actress went on to give memorable performances in movies like Mad Max: Fury Road and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Now, Kravitz is all set to bring the popular comic-book character back onscreen, and she is getting a lot of support, especially from some of the other ladies who’ve previously played Catwoman on the big screen.

The character first made her appearance in comics as ‘The Cat’ in Batman #1 (1940). However, Catwoman was eventually transitioned into an anti-heroine rather than a supervillainess of Batman.

When the casting for the character began many actresses were rumored to play the role. It was only recently that Kravitz got officially confirmed to play the role and most fans were on board with the idea. Not just the fans, former Catwoman actresses Michelle Pfeiffer, Anne Hathaway, and Halle Berry are now also offering their support to Kravitz as well.

Michelle Pfeiffer welcomed Kravitz into the clowder while addressing about the casting in the Good Morning America. Pfeiffer who played Selina Kyle in the Tim Burton sequel Batman Returns, even had some “important” advice for the actress: “Make sure, whilst designing the costume, they consider how you’re gonna go to the bathroom.”

On the other hand, Halle Berry who took on the role for the standalone movie Catwoman, praised the casting choice on her Twitter, saying: “Special shout-out to your new Catwoman, the eternally graceful & extremely badass Zoe Kravitz. Keep shining Queen & welcome to the family!”

Anne Hathaway who had the most recent portrayal of the character made her opinion clear in a post on her Instagram account. “The biggest congrats to Zoë Kravitz on landing the role of a lifetime”, says Hathaway. “Well, one life anyway…⁣⁣ Enjoy the ride, Selina,”

The Batman is expected to hit theaters on June 25, 2021. With the casting progressing swiftly, it won’t be long since we see the movie head into production.

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Truth Revealed! Here Is Why Martin Scorsese Doesn’t Do Director’s Cuts

by Kaylen Summers

Martin Scorsese is famous for the brilliant movies he had made over the ages. The original works from the iconic director are a fine example of this directorship and visually vibrant storytelling abilities. But, have you ever wondered why we never got any director’s cut of his movies?

Apparently, it seems like Scorsese believes that the director’s cut of a movie is the one that moviegoers experience in the theater. He believes that some directors go back to their already released movies as if the product is not finished yet. He states:

“The director’s cut is the film that’s released – unless it’s been taken away from the director by the financiers and the studio. The (director) has made their decisions based on the process they were going through at the time. There could be money issues, there could be somebody that dies (while making) the picture, the studio changes heads and the next person hates it. Sometimes (a director says), ‘I wish I could go back and put it all back together.’ All these things happen… But I do think once the die is cast, you have to go with it and say, ‘That’s the movie I made under those circumstances.”

Obviously, no studio head will be asking Scorsese to rethink his work. However, that’s not the case for other directors who will have to suck it up and let studio interferes ruin their original visions. Talking about the issue, the director had this to say:

“It’s an interesting thing. We would have loved to see an extended version of a number of films in the past where scenes were cut out. Now (those scenes were) cut out from the director’s cut, not from the rough cut. There’s a big difference. (Sometimes to) capitalize on (a film’s popularity) and exploit it they say, ‘This is the director’s cut.’ You should take a look at Sam Peckinpah’s Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.

I saw the full version a few days before it opened at a meeting and it was two hours and 20 minutes or so. Then MGM released their version and it was 90 minutes. We all said, ‘Oh no, it was a masterpiece,’ and wished it could be saved. The editor saved a copy and what you see now is what we saw in that meeting. That is the director’s cut. And if the editor said there were another 20 minutes that Peckinpah wanted to keep in there, I would have loved to see those 20 minutes. So I understand the idea of an audience wanting to be entertained for another 20 minutes in that world.”

Unfortunately, the term “director’s cut” is often misused as marketing term these days. Corporate studios are looking to capitalize on the audiences’ love for the craft and want audiences to go out and buy the digital or Blu-ray copy of their favorite movies.

It was in an interview for the promotion of his upcoming film, The Irishman that Martin Scorsese spoke about releasing director’s cuts. His upcoming film is already over three hours long, so we are definitely not expecting a four-hour-long director’s cut for it.

The Irishman is scheduled for a limited theatrical release on November 1, 2019, and will be available on Netflix from November 27, 2019.

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Bombshell (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Bombshell (2019) is the upcoming American drama based on the sexual harassment allegations against Fox News founder Roger Ailes. Three female employees at the news network are set to take on the toxic male culture. This eventually leads to the downfall of media mogul Roger Ailes.

Releasing Date: December 20, 2019

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6 Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime To Watch This Halloween

by Kaylen Summers

After doing a list of best Halloween movies on Netflix, we know you are dying to hear our list of the best horror flicks on Amazon Prime Video. Everyone knows how complicated the “browse” function on the streaming platform can be at times and at times, finding the right movies for the Halloween season can itself be a super scary thing.

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

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

1. Final Exam (1981)

⭐4.7/10 ⌛1h 29min

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

2. The Woman in Black (2012)

⭐6.4/10 ⌛1h 35min

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

 3. Frankenstein’s Army (2013)

⭐5.3/10 ⌛1h 24min

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

4. We Are Still Here (2015)

⭐5.7/10 ⌛1h 24min

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

5. It Comes at Night (2017)

⭐6.2/10 ⌛1h 31min

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

6. Hereditary (2018)

⭐7.3/10 ⌛2h 7 min

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

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Dolittle (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Dolittle (2020) tells the story of Doctor Dolittle, a former doctor who turns to treat animals because of his love for all creatures. Eventually, he soon discovers that he can communicate with the animals. He, thus, embarks on a fantastical adventure.

Releasing Date: 17 January 2020

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These LEAKED IMAGES From James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad Looks Awesome

by Kaylen Summers

Even in its preproduction stage, James Gunn was not shy to show off inside-details and images for his upcoming DC film The Suicide Squad. Now, it looks like some leaked images from the movie set have surfaced online. The new images are giving us a pretty good look at how the heroes will be looking like in the upcoming movie. Though Gunn has been teasing us over the past months, this is the first clear look that we are getting at the new heroes (or villains, to be exact).

The leaked images show some members of the massive cast involved film, including Nathan Fillion, Flula Borg, Pete Davidson, Mayling Ng, and Sean Gunn. There is also Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang returning from the last installment and Sean Gunn is seen in a CGI suit. Rumors are suggesting that the actor will be playing Weasel, a costumed villain and enemy to DC’s Firestorm.

We still need to figure out who the rest of them are. But unfortunately, according to the director, many of these characters might not end up having a big role in the movie. In fact, according to Gunn, most of them will not even make it out alive by the end of the movie. But we are sure that in Gunn’s hands each of these characters will have unique and memorable.

However, if you are expecting the new installment to a continuation of the Will Smith starer, then you are wrong. Everything about the new Suicide Squad is brand-new and fans are really excited to see Gunn’s take on the characters. Afterall the guy does have a strong track record at Marvel, in making the blockbusters Guardian of the Galaxy and Guardian of the Galaxy. Vol.2. If the director is able to bring some of the emotional aspects from that franchise over to The Suicide Squad, it will surely be a blockbuster as well.

James Gunn is known for his works at Marvel. He landed on the DC project after being fired from Disney last year. Though he was rehired less than a year later, the director decided to finish off the DC project before going back to the third Guardians movie.

Let us know what you think about the leaked set photos. Here are some of them:

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‘Abominable’ Lands in Trouble in Vietnam Over Territorial Issues

by Emily Keen

Vietnam has put a Kibosh on Abominable’s theatrical run in the country as it shows a controversial map that marks territory in Vietnam as a part of China.

A scene in the Dreamworks feature showcases a map that presents China’s unilaterally declared nine-dash line enclosing a part of the South China Sea. China has claimed a resource rich region of the sea. But the South Southeast Asian Nations including Vietnam assert rights over portions of the sea as rightfully theirs.

The region has been the cause of a standoff between the two countries.

The screenshots of the map from the movie were extensively circulated on social media by Vietnamese viewers once they spotted the inaccurate depiction.

This thus resulted in the government pulling off the movie from theatres.

Ta Quang Dong, Vietnam’s deputy minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism said “We will revoke [the film’s release license],” as quoted by the ‘Thanh Nien’ newsdaily.

Written and directed by Jill Culton, Abominable opened in Vietnam, on October 4th.  Screenings of the film were put to an end on Sunday once the images of the upsetting map started circulating on social media.

The PG-rated adventure follows a Kid (Yi) who discovers a Yeti seeking refuge on the terrace of her home. When Yi learns that the capitalists are trying to use the creature for their gains, she and her friends (Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Albert Tsai) set on a quest to save the animal and put her back in her natural habitat.

Abominable is a joint venture produced by Shanghai based Pearl Studio and Dreamworks animation. Pearl studio is owned by Chinese entertainment conglomerate China Media Capital. This unit is supported by the Chinese government. As The Hollywood Reporter suggests, the depiction may not have been a fluke after all.

The two neighbors are already in the middle of a heated Maritime dispute. Earlier in July China tried to conduct an energy survey by sending its vessel in the waters controlled by Vietnam.

The scene from Abominable might have fanned the sparks.

Stay tuned to Spotflik for more updates on movies.

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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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Secrets Revealed! Will Disney Buy Back Spider-Man from Sony?!

by Kaylen Summers

These days, the relationship with Disney and Sony feels more like two divorced parents trying to decide where their children should spend the summer vacation. And like every relationship it was so exciting and fabulous when it all began. Fans were so thrilled to see Spiderman back home fighting the battles with Avengers.

As for money, the initial idea was that 10% of the revenue collected will go to Disney and rest to Sony. However, things changed last summer as the Mouse House demanded a 50-50 deal and Sony packed its bags and left the house.

The dispute regarding the deal did recently come to end with Sony agreeing on 25% for Disney. Yet, recent rumors are indicating that there is a secret plan for Disney to shell out a lot of money to buy back Spiderman from Sony.

It is clear that Disney is not down with the recent agreement to work together again for a Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel and an unknown upcoming MCU movie. The Mouse House is known for its famous acquisitions and plans to continue it by taking full control of Spiderman. That too for a whopping $5 billion, if Sony agrees.

It was Mikey Sutton who revealed the details of the studios’ intentions. Though not much is known about the character, it is now assumed Disney and Marvel want Tom Holland and Brie Larson to lead the MCU into the future. This, in turn, opens up the possibilities for Holland’s Spider-Man to become the new leader of the Avengers.

Considering the $1.1 billion the last Spiderman movie grossed in global ticket sales, the investment could make easy returns for Disney and Marvel Studios in no time. But, the real question is whether Sony will take up the offer. After all $5 billion is a lot of cash and Sony is busy with its own Spiderman Universe (Ironically, without the actual Spiderman!).

What do you think? Would it be wise to sell Spiderman to Disney? Tell us know in the comments below.

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Joker’s Rank In IMDb’s ‘Top Movies of All Time’ List Will Shock You

by Kaylen Summers

Though there are mixed responses about the movie, Joker has no intention of stopping anytime soon. The movie has become a huge hit at the box office and slowly making its way up to become one of the biggest hits from DC in recent times. Now, it seems like more and more IMDb users are also cheering for the movie. The controversial movie has become one of the highest-rated movies of all time on the online movie database.

Making its way into the Top 10 movies of the list and occupying the No.10 slot, the movie stands tall among some of the cult classic titles like Pulp Fiction, The Shawshank Redemption, and the first two Godfather movies. With Heath Ledger’s clown prince of crime (The Dark Knight) currently ranked No. 4, it is safe to say that fans love watching the character on screen again and again (We are not talking about you, Jared Leto!).

Standing apart from the existing DC movie canon(s), the Todd Phillips directed movie presents an alternate origin story for the chaotic comic book villain. Joaquin Phoenix’s performance as Arthur Fleck deserves a spotlight even in the midst of all the controversies. The movie also stars Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, and Brett Cullen, alongside Phoenix.

The new Joker movie had been facing many controversies over its release in theaters. The film’s violent and disturbing content is being widely criticized to evoke mass shootings or copycat killings by people with the same mental state. While nothing of such has been reported thus far, the movie continues to take the heat even though it has made it’s way up to become the highest-grossing movie from WB studios this year. Whatever the case may be, there is no denying how well the movie is crafted in Phillips’ direction and the Phoenix’s performance.

Though it’s a wonderful sight to Phoenix’s performance being appreciated alongside Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger, IMDb numbers can quickly change eventually over time, either during its theatrical run or after a subsequent release on home video.

If you haven’t seen the movie yet, watch it and let us know what you think about it.

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Onward (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 4 March 2020

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Coming 2 America Will Not Be Rated R; Here Is The Reason.

by Kaylen Summers

Even in the midst of busy promotions for Dolemite Is My Name, it seems like Eddie Murphy is not going to stop giving us inside scoops about the other works on his slate.

Recently, the actor revealed that his highly anticipated project Coming 2 America will not be rated R and more likely be getting a PG-13 rating. The long-awaited sequel was expected to have an R-rating like the first installment.

On the other hand, the Dolomite movie will be R-rated, marking twenty years since the actor put out an adult comedy. Life with Martin Lawrence (1999) was his last film from the sub-genre and many fans were hoping that Prince Akeem Joffer’s return would bring him back to his roots.

Talking about the ratings of comedies over the years, Murphy had this to say: “I think what happened was, there was a period when Hollywood was on some PG-13… that’s how you reached most audiences. And there was, maybe, a 15-year period where that’s all everybody was doing. So I got caught up in that sh*t. But no, doing this movie, we went, ‘This movie has to be rated R because of the way Rudy Ray Moore was.’ But I’m doing Coming to America next, and that’s PG-13.”

Directed by John Landis, the 1988 movie is about the African Prince Akeem who has to marry a woman he has never seen on his 21st birthday. determined to find the woman he can love and respect, the prince breaks the tradition and goes to America.

Initially making a name for himself in comedies like Coming to America,  it was only later in the late 1990s and early 2000s that the actor found his success formula for family comedies. Movies like The Nutty Professor and the Shrek came as a result of this. Now it seems like Murphy is looking to bring the same formula back with Coming 2 America. Besides that, the makers are planning to release the sequel during the holiday season. That explains a lot about the gentler rating.

Currently in the pre-production phase, Coming 2 America is expected to release in theatres on December 18th, 2020. It seems like we have to wait and see if Eddie Murphy’s comedy formula still works after over 30 years.

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The Turning (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 24 January 2020

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6 Netflix Movies With Awesome Twist Ending

by Kaylen Summers

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

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

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

1. The Invitation (2015)

⌛ 1h 40min  ⭐6.6/10

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

2. Devil (2010)

⌛ 1h 20m  ⭐6.2/10

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

3. Vanilla Sky (2001)

⌛ 2h 17m  ⭐6.9/10

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

4. Primal Fear (1996)

⌛ 2h 10m  ⭐7.7/10

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

5. Raw (2016)

⌛ 1h 39m  ⭐7/10

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

6. The Village (2004)

⌛ 1h 39m  ⭐6.5/10

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

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Walter White Alive?! Here Is What The Series Creator Revealed.

by Kaylen Summers

Fans of the Breaking Bad TV show will surely not be forgetting Walter White’s presumed death scene in the series finale. When a movie sequel based on the series was finally announced, the obvious question that arose in everyone’s mind was about Walter White.

Is he still alive? Will he be returning back in the movie?

For those who are still hoping for the miraculous survival of Walter White, get ready for some really bad news. Recently on ‘The Rich Eisen Show’, the series creator Vince Gilligan finally confirmed the fate of the Walter White character and revealed what we can expect from the upcoming movie.

“You know what, yeah,” he said, “I’m gonna give you that one too, Rich, because I love you so much and because it’s your fifth anniversary. Yes, Walter White is dead.”

Bryan Cranston played the lead role as Walter White in the hit AMC series. However, it seems like the movie will have his then co-star Aaron Paul in the spotlight.

The Breaking Bad show is a pop culture phenomenon and is still considered as one of the most beloved TV series of all time. Unfortunately, the show came to an end with five seasons and 62 episodes and ever since then the fans were clamoring for more.

Though there were rumors about a Breaking Bad movie long before, it never got materialized. However, fans did get the spin-off series Better Call Saul with Bob Odenkirk reprised the role of crooked lawyer Saul Goodman.

With the director of the movie declaring that Walter White is dead, the possibility of seeing the two awesome on-screen crime partners again has finally come to a sad end. Still, it seems fair to not rule out the chance for Bryan Cranston to appear in a flashback sequence or in the thought of Jesse Pinkman.

But, the makers of the movie are conscious about any possible leaks od such plot detail. From what we have seen from the trailer, it will be Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman serving as the central character. Other confirmed casts include Charles Baker and Matt Jones- returning as Skinny Pete and Badger.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie will be premiering on Netflix and in select theaters on Oct. 11.

Here is the complete interview with Gilligan from The Rich Eisen Show:

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Richard Jewell (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: December 13th, 2019

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Kevin Smith’s Clerks III Is Almost His Own Biography

by Emily Keen

A few days earlier Kevin Smith announced on his Instagram page that his 1994 indie cult hit Clerks is getting a threequel.

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3 CLERKS! Thanks to the good folks at @zscentertainment and @leeloomultiprops, I got to see Randal! #JeffAnderson, @jaymewes, and I spent Saturday signing stuff and catching up, seeing so much movie merch that’s been made over the last 25 years (hit the Leloo site for sweet signed skateboards)! But even better than that? We talked about making a movie together. It’ll be a movie that concludes a saga. It’ll be a movie about how you’re never too old to completely change your life. It’ll be a movie about how a decades-spanning friendship finally confronts the future. It’ll be a movie that brings us back to the beginning – a return to the cradle of civilization in the great state of #newjersey. It’ll be a movie that stars Jeff and @briancohalloran, with me and Jay in supporting roles. And it’ll be a movie called CLERKS III! To be great is to go on. To go on is to go far. To go far is to return. And we’re all gonna return to the scene of the crime! This won’t be the old script we almost made a few years back: this is a completely new screenplay that I just started writing last night! And so far, it’s like a dream come true! After mending fences with @benaffleck earlier this year, I was hoping for a chance to do the same with Jeff – so huge thanks to Leeloo Multiprops for getting us all in the same room. But the biggest thanks ever go to Jeff, for being receptive to the idea at all. This means I’m gonna get to play with my two favorite inaction figures again: Dante & Randal! Two weeks from the debut of @jayandsilentbob Reboot (on @fathomevents screens 10/15 & 10/17, link in my bio), I’m ecstatic to announce our imminent return to Quick Stop! So I assure you: we’re open! #KevinSmith #clerks3 #jaymewes #jayandsilentbob #danteandrandal #quickstop #leeloomultiprops #indiefilm #clerks

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Although the idea through which the plot seeded is even more interesting.

Kevin Smith, in his interview with ‘The Wrap’ confirmed that the plot of Clerks III is inspired by his own heart attack. For those not in the know, Smith suffered a fatal Heart attack last February.

In his interview he explained the plot for Clerks III:

“Randal has a heart attack, decides that he came so close to death, and his life has meant nothing, there’s nobody to memorialize him, he has no family or anything like that. And in the recovery, while under fentanyl, he comes to the conclusion at mid-life, having almost died, having worked in a movie store his whole life and watched other people’s movies, he tells Dante, I think we need to make a movie. So Dante and Randal make Clerks. That’s the story of Clerks 3.”

Brian O’Halloran and Jeff Anderson will reprise their roles of Dante and Randal respectively with Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith himself as supporting characters.

The third installment of Clerks was being teased for quite some time now. Smith even read an iteration of the script publicly along with his friends. He had completed the script for the threequel a few years back. But owing to Jeff Anderson (one of the headliners of the franchise) bailing out of the project, the film had to be canceled in 2017.

Smith and Anderson recently reconciled the differences as the director confirmed in an Instagram post. It looks like the differences were likely about the script since Smith also mentioned that the current script for Clerks III has an entirely new screenplay from the one which was written earlier.

The director seems to be on a “making amends” spree lately. He also made up with Ben Affleck and got him to do a cameo in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot which is set to open in theatres next week. We all know, most Kevin Smith films exist in a shared universe. Jay and Silent Bob are characters from Clerks 2 who went on to have their independent movie in 2001.  And it was not just Ben Affleck but many folks from the View Askewniverse who made their way into the follow-up feature of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

Smith takes pride in the fact that he enjoys living in the past. His obsession with remakes and reboots and most importantly callbacks of characters from his other movies is proof enough. Where most his films are more humor over substance, things seem to have changed with Jay and Silent Bob Reboot which actually has more to it than just raunchy humor and celebrity cameos. The plot follows Jay discovering the existence of his love child and experiencing unusual fatherly instincts.

And learning of plot of Clerks III we can hope for the trend to continue.

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Tom Holland’s Drastic New Look Will Surely Leave You Stunned

by Kaylen Summers

Almost all moviegoers around the globe, know Tom Holland better as the Spiderman from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor’s career has been nothing short of success since his debut in the MCU. However, Holland is all set to push further and show off his acting skills outside the superhero genre. The actor even took a bold (bald, to be exact) new look for his upcoming movie Cherry.

In a recent video recorded for his fan, Holland can be seen in a drastic buzzcut look. The video is currently in the rounds and it looks like social media users have some thoughts on the matter.

 

The upcoming movie will see Holland teaming up again with the Russo Brothers. The pair had previously worked together in Marvel movies like Captain America: Civil WarAvengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. It was Civil War that Holland’s Spiderman was introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Cherry is based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Nico Walker. Penning the script for the movie will be Jessica Goldberg (The Path) and Angela Otstot (The Shield). Besides Holland, other major characters of the movie will be played by Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant), Ciara Bravo (Wayne), Jack Reynor (Midsommar), Bill Skarsgard (IT Chapter two), Michael Gandolfini (The Deuce), Jeff Wahlberg (Dora and the Lost City of Gold), and Kyle Harvey (The After Party) round out the ensemble.

It is obvious that being an actor requires certain sacrifices. As for Tom Holland, it was his hair that needed to go for taking up the role in Cherry. Unfortunately, as always the internet is busy making fun of this new look than being logical. From comparisons to rapper Eminem to the children’s show character Caillou, most users seem to be upset that the actor’s new buzzcut.

Let’s all hope that we see Holland in his luscious locks soon.

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Edward Norton Finally Reveals The Truth About Kevin Feige’s “Cheap” Press Release

by Kaylen Summers

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is surely one of the top movie franchises that Hollywood has ever seen. Though their movies are huge blockbusters at the box office, there are many deep dark secrets that the studio is trying to hide. One such secret is finally out from The Incredible Hulk Star Edward Norton. The actor finally revealed why he left the Marvel Cinematic Universe and his relationship with Kevin Feige.

It was in the second installment of Universal’s Hulk franchise that Norton took up the character. However, it didn’t last long and he eventually left the franchise making way for Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner/Hulk.

After a long silence since then, the actor has opened up about the situation in detail. It was during a recent profile honoring Edward Norton’s new directorial effort Motherless Brooklyn that the actor revealed his views on the movie business. When asked about the friction with the brass at Marvel, he had this to say about it:

“Well, no. I loved the ‘Hulk’ comics,” Nortan explained, “I believed they were very mythic. And what Chris Nolan had done with Batman was going down a path that I aligned with: long, dark and serious. If there was ever a thing that I thought had that in it, it was the Hulk. It’s literally the Promethean myth. I laid out a two-film thing: The origin and then the idea of Hulk as the conscious dreamer, the guy who can handle the trip. And they were like, ‘That’s what we want!’ As it turned out, that wasn’t what they wanted. But I had a great time doing it. I got on great with Kevin Feige.”

It was obvious that these were not going great with him and Marvel. The studios even had Kevin Feige release a press release that said they were looking for someone who “embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members” for The Avengers. However, Norton looks back at that specific press release as cheap, and has this to say:

“Yeah, which was cheap. It was brand defensiveness or something. Ultimately they weren’t going for long, dark and serious. But it doesn’t matter. We had positive discussions about going on with the films, and we looked at the amount of time that would’ve taken, and I wasn’t going to do that. I honestly would’ve wanted more money than they’d have wanted to pay me. But that’s not why I would’ve wanted to do another ‘Hulk’ movie anyway. I went and did all the other things I wanted to do, and what Kevin Feige has done is probably one of the best executions of a business plan in the history of the entertainment industry. As a Disney shareholder, you should be on your feet for what they pulled off.”

Whatever the creative disagreements maybe, let us not forget that the MCU has generated billions at the box office and The Incredible Hulk still remains the lowest-grossing entry to date.

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Klaus (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 8 November 2019

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You Wont Believe Who Showed Up In The Red Band Trailer Of Zombieland: Doubletap

by Emily Keen

It is only a few days ahead of Zombieland: Doubetap’s release and the news of a familiar face making return has surfaced. Apparently Bill Murray who was famously killed in the last installment of the zombie romp is not dead after all.

The latest Red Band Trailer of the movie dropped in a few hours ago and it clearly shows the actor alive and well.

Murray’s appearance in the first film was a cameo where he tries to prank-scare Columbus as a Zombie and gets shot to death. As terrible as his backfiring fate sounds, it may not be that worst after all. The shot of the actor in the latest trailer is proof.

In the trailer we can see Murray being asked in an interview:

“What made you do it? And don’t say the script.”

To which he answers – “Can this be just between us? Drugs cost money.”

The sequel happens almost a decade after the first installment. All the four leads along with the Director and writers have reprised their roles. Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin are returning are back at poking fun and hunting the zombies. Joining them on their quest of saving the world are Rosario Dawson, Luke Wilson, Zoey Deutch, Thomas Middleditch and Avan Jogia.

The Sequel is written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and David Callaham.

The first movie had a huge cultural impact and fans were hoping for a sequel to happen just years after the first movie. Considering the cult following director Ruben Fleischer was high on the idea of maintaining the standards of the script.

He said

“We all have so much love for the original. So, we held ourselves to a really high standard as far as making sure that, if we were going to make a sequel, that it be at least as good, if not better, than the original.”

The Venom director has apparently taken the zombie calamity to a whole new level. In the original, the four slayers had to deal with zombies alone. But now they will be seen battling a whole new species of evolved zombies along with some painful family drama.

Zombieland: Doubletap opens in theatres October 18 and we can’t wait to savor the vicious assortment of the living and dead once again.

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EXCLUSIVE! It Looks Like Batman and Joker Will Face-off At Oscars This Year.

by Kaylen Summers

There is no doubt the Todd Philips’ Joker will be a worthy contender at the Oscars this year. Grossing a weekend collection of $96 million at the domestic box office and $248 million worldwide, the movie is clearly triumphing at the theatres. Joaquin Phoenix’s power-packed portrayal of Arthur Fleck and his gradual descent into a homicidal maniac is nothing short of excellence.

However, it seems like the new Batman will be chasing down his arch-nemesis at the Oscars too. Recent reports are confirming that Robert Pattinson will be competing at the Oscars next year for his performance in ‘The Lighthouse‘. A24 has officially submitted the actor for award consideration.

Pattinson will be competing in the lead actor category while co-star Willem Dafoe’s name has been submitted for the supporting actor field. The Lighthouse made its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and received immense critical acclaim. Though the movie is yet to be released in theaters, it has already established itself as one of 2019’s must-see movies.

The Lighthouse is director Robert Eggers’ homage to the classic black-and-white horror movies era. The movie takes place in the 1890s and talks about two lighthouse keepers (Pattinson and Dafoe). Their isolation and loneliness drive them into insanity.

With the movie already being referred to as a classic, all is now left to see is whether it will take the ‘clown prince of crime’ down. If given his first Oscar nomination, it will huge milestone in Pattinson’s career as he is all set to play ‘cape-crusader’ in the upcoming The Batman.

Joker, on the other hand, has already made its moves for Oscar, as the movie had a special show at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theatre on Saturday. However, the reactions for it were mixed. The movie was already receiving similar critical responses long before, which gave its 69% fresh Rotten Tomatoes score and a B+ on CinemaScore.

Unfortunately, we will have to wait until the nominations are officially declared to see how far this battle will go. Check out Spotflik again for future updates about this.

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Is There A Matrix Cinematic Universe In The Works?! Zak Penn Reveals

by Kaylen Summers

For movie fans around the globe, the recent announcement about the fourth Matrix movie came as a shocker. The sequel installment will see Lana Wachowski back in the franchise writing and directing the movie, and also Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles from the original trilogy.

Now, more news about the franchise is being revealed as Zak Penn confirmed that Warner Bros. is actively developing two Matrix projects.

It was about two years ago that Zak Penn let fans know that he was working on something new for the Matrix universe. Though fans were initially confused about whether it was a remake or a reboot, no one thought that it would be the further extension of the universe.

Here is Zak Penn’s Twitter clarification below.

“People keep asking, so let me clarify there are two different Matrix projects at WB. I wrote one set earlier in the timeline of the Matrix universe. Lana Wachowski is directing a sequel that I did not work on but can’t wait to see. Neither of them are reboots.”

Yes! It seems like we are finally going to get a ‘Matrix Cinematic Universe’.

Unfortunately, Zak Penn didn’t say much about his Matrix project than that it will be taking place earlier in the timeline. The writer has always been known for standing against Warner Bros. trying to reboot the franchise. Now, he finally gets his wish fulfilled as ‘The Matrix Universe’ is expanding further. As fans, we too share the same excitement.

While this news unfolds, we have been also getting more info on Lana Wachowski’s Matrix 4 movie as well. The movie will see most of its artists and technicians from the first installments return to keep everything uniform. In addition to that, last week the officials revealed that they are looking for an actor to portray the younger version of Keanu Reeves’ Neo. There are also rumors that we might see a young Morpheus too.

This is what Warner Bros. chief Toby Emmerich had to say about the movie: “We could not be more excited to be re-entering the Matrix with Lana[…] We are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in The Matrix.”

With Lana Wachowski putting the finishing touches on the script and casting already underway, we won’t have to wait long to see the movie, it seems. However, there are no details as to where Zak Penn’s Matrix project stands in the development phase.

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6 Underground (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: December 13, 2019

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1917 (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

1917 tells the story of two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman). During World War I, they are given an impossible mission. They must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers.

Releasing Date: 25 December 2019

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The Gentlemen (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 24 January 2020

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Watch Out! Your Joker Social Media Posts Might Be Under FBI Monitoring.

by Kaylen Summers

DC movies may not always be blockbusters. But when they do, they will definitely do it with a bang (literally!).

As Todd Phillips’ Joker is all set to release this weekend, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into any potential threats at the screenings. Over the past few months, the movie had become the center of the debate for its violence implications. Many officials and critics are concerned that the movie could drive people with the same mind frame to carry out acts of violence, just like the fictional character onscreen.

Talking about the concern, the FBI had this to say in a statement: “While our standard practice is to not comment on specific intelligence products, the FBI is in touch with our law enforcement and private sector partners about the online posts. As always, we encourage the public to remain vigilant and to promptly report suspicious activity to law enforcement.”

Adding fuel to the fire, the FBI also revealed that they have found “disturbing and very specific chatter in the dark web” regarding the Joker screenings. The chatter apparently is a bunch of trolls trying to throw dirt on to the movie. 

In addition to this, it seems like the Iowa National Guard is on the lookout for “potential active shooter threats” during the upcoming movie screenings. Unfortunately, the warnings appear to pretty serious as “credible sources indicate a known extremist group may be behind the threat.”

However, the Joker actor Joaquin Phoenix and director Todd Phillips argue that the movie is not going to push anyone into acts of violence.

The government looking out for any suspicious behavior and ensuring the safety of moviegoers appreciatable. Even theaters have taken extra steps by beefing up their security prior to the screenings. Whatever happens, we will have to wait and see if the movie’s opening collection will get to be affected by all these warnings and increased security.

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Abominable (2019) Review: This Is NOT Your Happy-Go-Lucky Kid Flick

by Kaylen Summers

After Smallfoot and Missing Link, here is another CGI adventure about the mythical Himalayan creature. But, if you are looking for one of those fun-filled animation movies, then you are in for a somber ride. The movie does have a handful of humorous moments, but overall it trends in a pretty serious tone.

Taking place in Shanghai, China, Abominable has a young girl named Yi as the central character. Voiced by Chloe Bennet, Yi is struggling to come in terms with the recent death of her father and grieves by playing her father’s violin on the roof of her apartment building. It is here that she eventually meets the Yeti. Escaping from the capture of the crotchety Mr. Burnish (Eddie Izzard), the frightened Yeti (Joseph Izzo) is hiding from a famous doctor (Sarah Paulson) and an army of goons who are out to recover the beast.

Slowing down considerably to establish the characters, the movie only picks up its pace as Yi decides to help the Yeti return back home to Mount Everest. From there Yi’s cross country adventure with her basketball playing neighbor, Peng (Albert Tsai), and his social media addicted older cousin, Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) takes the movie into its ‘feel-good’ half. And eventually (like every other tale) Yi learns to accept the loss of her father and appreciate the love of others.

It is appreciatable how the makers of this flick gave much attention to the depth of its story. The heroine of the story is too complex for an animated feature. The existential quest of the heroine is the core of the whole movie. Her inability to grieve is brilliantly equated to the challenge of her journey. However, any person who is buying tickets for a normal animation feature will get a little bored with the unexpected drama. Luckily, with some stunning animation and a remarkable score, the movie was saved from being a total drag.

Abominable, even though an animation feature with a cute fluffy creature, is not something that your children would consider watching. The deeper, thoughtful philosophy is mostly for mature audiences than little ones. With that being said, the movie is watchable and good for recommending to someone who is down and facing challenges in their life.

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Ryan Coogler’s Latest Production Venture Is A Whole New World of Superheroes

by Emily Keen

News is out that the famous comic series Bitter Root is getting the film treatment and Ryan Coogler has officially stepped in as the producer.

While the Creed director already has his hands full with Black Panther 2 and Space Jam 2, he has willingly accommodated another big project in his schedule. Legendary acquired the rights to the Image comic created by David F. Walker & Sanford Greene and got Ryan Coogler on board to produce the film adaptation alongside Zinzi Evans, Sev Ohanian and Chuck Brown.

The plot is set in the era of the Harlem Renaissance. It circles around a family whose members have down the line of history hunted evil monsters lurking in the city of New York. A supernatural force preys on the prejudice of people and turns them into ruthless creatures. But the period of glory has faded for the family. The Sangeryes are now survived by a few descendants who can’t hold the fort down. And that is mainly due to conflict of interests and tragedies that have shattered their family integrity.

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The comic started off as a casual talk about Harlem Renaissance and demon hunters between Chuck Brown and Sanford Greene. Sanford who shared good chemistry with David Walker got the latter aboard to do the designs. And the rest is history! 

The fifth issue of the comic was released by Image last March. Bitter Root bagged the nomination of the Best New Series at the 2019 Eisner Awards. The series also created quite a buzz at the 2019 Ringo awards as the Best series Nominee. Both Walker and Greene are onboard the film crew as executive producers.

Coogler is currently working on his Black Panther 2 Script which will hit the screens somewhere in 2022. He rose to fame with his directorial prowess in Fruitvale Station and Creed before he became a part of Marvel Universe. Coogler and Wife Zinzi Evans have worked hand in glove on many projects. The couple is teaming up again for Bitter Root’s big-screen adaptation. 

Time and again Coogler has proved his knack with successfully depicting Black legacies. And with Bitter Root being based on one of the most important events in Black History, we cannot think of anyone who can bring life to the comic better than he can.

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Eddie Murphy To Reprise His Classic Character For Next Movie

by Kaylen Summers

It seems like Eddie Murphy will be bringing back a lot of his classic characters to mark his Hollywood return. Recently, after announcing a sequel to his Coming to America, the actor is preparing to reprise yet another classic character of his. If everything goes well, we will be seeing Axel Foley from the Beverly Hills Cop series back on the big screen again. Originally playing the character in all three previous installment, the upcoming Beverly Hills Cop 4 will see Murphy in the character after 25 years.

It was in a recent interview that Murphy revealed his very next film project after Coming 2 America. The actor was promoting his Netflix movie Dolemite Is My Name. Talking about the next Beverly Hills Cop sequel, he said:

“Yeah, that’s what we’re doing after Coming 2 America. We’re doing Beverly Hills Cop. Then the plan is to get back on stage and do stand-up. That’s what I’ll be doing mostly, is stand-up, and Beverly Hills Cop will be like – I keep saying it, these movies and Saturday Night Live is kind of like, I’m looking at it as a bookend. If I decide I just want to stay on the couch forever, I’d ended [my movie career] on a funny note.”

Premiering in 1984, Beverly Hills Cop was directed by Martin Brest and was one of Murphy’s first blockbuster hits. Earning $234 million domestically, the movie had Eddie Murphy playing the role of a Detroit cop who is seeking vengeance in Beverly Hills for the murder of his friend. Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher, Ronny Cox, and Jonathan Banks are the other stars of the movie. Even if you are not familiar with this movie and its sequels, you will surely remember its iconic theme song composed by Harold Faltermeyer.

A fourth installment was initially announced in the mid-1990s, but never got fully materialized. In 2006, the studio again went forward to produce the movie, but that too ended up in development hell. The spin-off of the movie was even attempted by CBS with Brandon T. Jackson as Axel Foley’s son, Aaron. Though a pilot episode was filmed in 2013, it also failed to pick up.

No information on production or release dates is currently available. Yet, the news itself that we are finally getting the Beverly Hills Cop 4 is enough to get us excited.

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We Finally Know The Secret Behind C-3PO’s Red Eyes

by Emily Keen

Disney is leaving no chance to mess with the minds of Star Wars followers by revealing clips of questionable nature from The Rise of Skywalker. Daisy Ridley’s Rey, wielding a double-bladed red lightsaber has drawn assumptions that she has fraternized with the enemy. And then another speculation of a good character gone dark seeded from the footage of C-3PO flaunting ominous red eyes.

Plausible explanations behind the red oozing out of C-3PO ‘s peekers are that either he has been swayed or that he is probably a sith. But a recent update about a new character helped us connect the dots.

A Droidsmith of diminutive stature with talents of cosmic proportions – Babu Frik!

Here is how Starwars.com stylized the persona and fervors of the new alien:

“The tiny Anzellan droidsmith, first glimpsed in toy form during the Triple Force Friday livestream event, works among the Spice Runners of Kijimi and can reprogram or modify virtually any droid — regardless of the security measures protecting its systems.”

Have a look at the pint-sized droid technician in live-action:

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Now size up and focus on the part that says “can reprogram or modify virtually any droid”.

Babu Frik is clearly the only one with the powers and talent to mess up with the protocol fixated droid created by Annakin Skywalker. That’s all we needed to understand why C-3PO is shooting red daggers in the trailer. Now we are not quite sure, who Babu Frik swears his allegiance to, but guessing from the part that says “Spice Runners of Kimji” it will not be wrong to assume he operates for Resistance.

The very first disclosure about Babu Frik came in September. The classic toy unveiling the furry coated droid master happened at the Triple Force Friday Preview event. Although not much has been revealed about Babu’s role in the franchise sequel. We can’t help but think if it is because he could do something important to the story.

It’s hard to clearly decipher the arcs of the final chapter looking at the skillfully edited trailers. They are only flashing glimpses from the movie without projecting a clear idea of the plot. All we can do is interpret these glimpses to get the bigger picture. However, it’s only fair to maintain the mysterious aura given this is the final chapter of the Skywalker Trilogy.

After all, it’s just a few months ahead of release and fans deserve this period of excitement.

The Rise of Skywalker opens in theatres on December 20, 2019.

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Birds of Prey (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: February 7, 2020

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Trick (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Trick (2019 ) introduced a new serial killer to Hollywood. Going by the same name as the movie, the serial killer Trick is terrorizing a small town. The story unfolds as a no-nonsense detective tries to track down the scary murderer. Directed by Patrick Lussier, the movie is penned by Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier.

Releasing Date: 18 October 2019

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Is Mysterio Is STILL ALIVE?! Check Out This Awesome Fan Theory

by Kaylen Summers

We all have seen the fate of Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio in the last Marvel movie, Spiderman: Far From Home. Though the fabulous villain fooled us for a moment with his inter-dimensional back story, all his illusions eventually came to an end. Or did it?!

Now a popular fan theory is suggesting that the character is pretty much alive and well. The theory advocates that it is because of this that Jake Gyllenhaal has refused to answer any questions of a possible return in the future movies.

Though it may sound over-the-top at first, it is possible. Over his long comic-book history, Mysterio is known for pulling out stunts like this and even faking his own death. One of the strongest reasons to believe that he did the same in his movie debut comes from how he got enough time to set up Peter Parker and reveal his true identity publicly. The cliffhanger was perfect in setting up the sequel. However, it does leave behind a major plothole regarding how Mysterio was able to pull off such a great scheme in his last minutes, and that too in a short interval of time.

According to the theory, Mysterio created the video after his battle with Peter Parker and fooling him that he is actually dead. Considering the amount of work that has gone in the mid-credits ‘news video’, it’s safe to assume that this could actually be true. And there is plenty of evidence to prove that too. So, lets put our Sherlock hat on and analyze them one by one.

EVIDENCE #1: Really Bad Timing.

The post-credit news-clip has Parker ordering the drones for execution. Though it was actually meant for disabling all the drones, our evil mastermind tweaked it to look as if spidey is the bad guy. However, in the original course of the movie, this actual scene happens after Mysterio is down struggling for his life. Anyone who does a side-by-side comparison of both scenes can easily understand the change in actors’ positions and timing.

EVIDENCE #2: The Suit.

The news clip shows the Spidey baddie in his suit. But, in the original sequence of the movie, he was just wearing his motion-tracking suit. Yes! Anyone can easily argue that it might be his team doing all the Vfx work. But why should anyone in his team bother to such an extent if there is no one to lead them?! Not to mention how rude Beck was with his teammates.

EVIDENCE #3: Here Is Some Nerdy Science Stuff.

When a person dies or loses consciousness, their pupil muscles become released and they are fully dilated.  But in the scene where we see Mysterio laying motionless, this is never shown as he is both alive & conscious.

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EVIDENCE #4: Who The Hell Would Make  Such A Video When They Hit With Bullets And Dying ?!

(That doesn’t need any explanation!)

But, does this all really mean that Beck faked his own death?! Although it is really fun to think that the fake death is all part of a great contingency plan by Quentin Beck and his team, there is not much official back up to really hold this theory up.

If it did turn out to true, we would be really happy to see Jake Gyllenhaal back onscreen as Mysterio again in any of the future Spiderman films. But, at this point in time, there is no chance of it happening anytime soon.

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Exclusive! Guess Who Will Be Directing Spiderman 3?!

by Kaylen Summers

Spiderman is busy making headlines lately and the latest one is about who will be directing the third installment coming out next year. Recent reports are revealing that Jon Watts is in final talks to direct Spider-Man 3, the continuation to this summer’s blockbuster hit Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Sony and Marvel Studios finally reaching a deal to bring Tom Holland’s Spider-Man back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This means that Watts will be able to bring a conclusion to his trilogy, retaining his signature youthfulness and fun energy.  With Jon Watts closing in on the deal to direct the threequel, it is obvious that the third installment (probably) will also be a huge success like the first two blockbusters.

Earning around $880 million, Spider-Man: Homecoming was a huge success at the box office. With the partnership paying off well for both studios, Sony was more than happy to let Peter Parker showed up in Civil War, Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. The success was also reflected in the Far From Home as well, as it made over $1 billion. This inturn made it the highest-grossing movie ever for Sony.

As remarkable as these movies are, Jon Watt’s directorial style should also be mentioned as it played a huge factor in making the first two installments so profitable. With the director back on franchise, it’s obvious that the next one will also be a box office frontrunner.

Since the creative team behind the last two movies are back, we are also happy that we will be getting a proper explanation to the heavy cliffhanger at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home. If everything goes smoothly with Sony and Marvel, there is also a chance that we will be seeing Tom Holland’s Peter Parker in more MCU movies.

Spiderman 3 is set to hit theaters on July 16th, 2021.

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Wounds (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Wounds (2019) tells a mysterious psychological tale. It all begins when a bartender in New Orleans picks up a phone that he finds at his bar. The content he sees on the phone is so disturbing is psychologically tampered by it. Soon he began to realize several disturbing and inexplicable events are beginning to happen his life and he cannot stop them.

Releasing Date: October 18, 2019

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This Is What The Rock Thinks About Vin Diesel’s Support For ‘Hobbs & Shaw’

by Kaylen Summers

The feud between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel is well known. However, it seems like this nasty fight between the stars has finally come to an end. Recently, Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw made over $752 million globally. Celebrating the victory lap, Johnson posted a video on social media thanking all those who supported Hobbs & Shaw to become a success at the box office. The actor didn’t forget to give a shout out to Diesel and teased his return back to the main franchise soon. Vin Diesel is currently working on Fast and Furious 9 and it was reported that Dwayne Johnson will not be a part of the movie because of his busy schedule with the spin-off.

The feud between two action juggernauts dates long back to when Hobbs & Shaw was officially announced. Diesel and the Fast and Furious crew were against the idea and they have even expressed it publicly, leading to a full-on feud. Now that Johnson is okay giving a shout-out to Diesel, it seems like things are finally settled down between them.

Here is what Johnson had this to say: “Lastly, but not least, I want to thank brother Vin (Diesel) for your support of Hobbs & Shaw. I saw your post and I appreciate it… As you know, and what a wild ride this is and what a wild ride this has been, 10 years ago when you and I spoke, you invited me into the Fast and Furious family. I’m grateful for that invite. And as you know, my goal was always, all these years, to come into the Fast & Furious world and help elevate the franchise in any way that I possibly could. And of course, all roads lead to one thing. I’ll be seeing you soon, Toretto.”

We hope that the two actors have gone through some personal growth during the past few years and have settled their disputes. Though we won’t see the ‘family’ together in the next installment, hopes are on  Fast and Furious 10 to bring the gang back together.

With that being said, another major feud among the Fast stars is between Tyrese Gibson and Dwayne Johnson. If all goes well, maybe we will see them finally settle it out too. While we wait for that, you can check out Johnson’s Instagram video below:

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Suicide Squad Unites: New Photo Of Cast Includes Margot Robbie & Pete Davidson

by Kaylen Summers

New specifics about James Gunn’s Suicide Squad has arrived as the director himself revealed that his version of characters will be mostly based on the iconic 1980s comic run. Recently, Gunn shared a new photo of the cast with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 star Pom Klementieff. The stars of the upcoming film were at a screening of Joker.

With most of the cast set, The Suicide Squad seems to be pretty huge even for James Gunn. However, the production has already begun and in honor of that, the director also posted a picture of an original comic given to him by his agent. Answering to one of the questions by his fans, Gunn had this to say about the characters and their source material origins:

“The original Squad was a group of adventurers, soldiers, and scientists, who explored and battled anomalous events. Ostrander introduced the idea of the Dirty Dozen with disposable, second-rate supervillains. King Shark didn’t enter the team till the 2000s. (Our) movie takes elements from all those timelines but is especially indebted to Ostrander (and Kim Yale).”

Though Gunn seems okay answering fan questions on social media, it seems like he has brought some secret-keeping Marvel skills over to DC as well. However, keeping everything tightly under wraps will turn good for us too, since it should make the movie more satisfying as it releases in 2021.

Whatever the case may be, we are sure to get some set photos to come our way in the near future, either officially from Gunn and the studio, or as leaked set photos and videos.

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The King’s Man (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 14 February 2020

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Abominable Dominates the Weekend Box Office; But How?!

by Kaylen Summers

This weekend, it was the animated family movie Abominable which took the top position at the box office. Grossing in a $20.8 million cume domestically, the movie picked up an additional $10 million overseas, making a grand total to $30.8 million.

Directed by Jill Culton. the movie is the first animated Hollywood studio project to have a woman credited as the main director and writer. With the box office success over this past weekend, it is obvious that Culton is definitely celebrating.

In the second position is Downton Abbey, which previously occupied the top position. Continuation of the popular TV series, the movie earned $14.5 million and made $107.1 million globally. Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu starrer Hustlers secured the third position this weekend with a total earning of $11.4 million, with over $95 million collected globally.

Bringing in $10.4 million, Andres Muschietti’s IT Chapter Two is seated at the fourth position. Though the horror sequel didn’t make much impression compared to the first installment, it did manage to collect $417 million globally and doesn’t seem like stopping anytime soon.

The critically acclaimed Ad Astra earned $10.1 million and took the fifth spot this weekend. With Brad Pitt in the lead role, the movie opened to positive reviews last week.

Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo: Last Blood seems to fall down to number six this weekend with an $8.5 million cume. The long-awaited sequel was expected to be a front runner at the box office. However, with the negative feedback from critics and fans, marching back up the charts seems to be an impossible task at the moment. 

Other movies in the top ten include the Judie Garland biopic, Judy at number seven and Good Boys at number eight. The comedy flick currently brought in a global grand total of $104 million. Disney’s Lion King still reins the box office with its ninth position and action thriller Angel Has Fallen at the tenth.

Here is the list of all the top ten movies  of the weekend according to Box Office Mojo:

1. Abominable

2. Downton Abbey

3. Hustlers

4. IT Chapter Two

5. Ad Astra

6. Rambo: Last Blood

7. Judy

8. Good Boys

9. The Lion King

10. Angel Has Fallen

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FIRST TIME EVER! Marvel To Release 4 MCU Movies in One Year. Here Is The List.

by Kaylen Summers

Just when you thought that all the dust is going to settle, Marvel Studios is back in the game, set to break new ground in the coming year. Four different big-screen MCU entries are slated for 2021.

First in the list will be Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings slated to release on February 12, 2021. Announced over the summer at San Diego Comic-Con, the movie will be part of MCU’s Phase 4 slate and will star Simu Liu as the titular martial arts master.

Then it will be Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which will hit the screen on May 7, 2021. Directed by Scott Derrickson, the movie will see Benedict Cumberbatch in his a solo movie sequel as the Sorcerer Supreme.  Scarlet Witch will also be a part of this installment and Nightmare will be the main villain.

Thor: Love and Thunder is slated to release late on November 5, 2021. The movie will see Ragnarok director Taika Waititi back calling the shots and also the return of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. But, she will be more than just a pretty face this time, as the actress is set to become the Mighty Thor.

Though this was initially believed to be the slate for 2021, it seems like we got a final minute entry into the list. With Sony and Marvel finally getting back together, Spider-Man 3 will also be releasing on July 16 of 2021. However, little is known about the specifics of the deal. Still, MCU fans have a lot to cheer for in the coming year.

The studio has been releasing two movies a year for quite some time. It wasn’t until 2017 that three releases were made in a year- with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok. However, 2021 will surely be a crowded year for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as this is the first time they are releasing four movies in a single year. Guess we have to wait and see how things turn out for the studios with such a year planned ahead.

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[EXCLUSIVE] Here Is What Stephen Lang Thinks About The Don’t Breathe 2 Script.

by Kaylen Summers

The original Don’t Breathe was a sleeper hit when it got released in 2016. Starring Stephen Lang in the lead role, the movie told the story of a deadly blind man hunting a group of petty criminals who broke into his home.

Now, the makers of the movie are planning on a sequel and it seems like the actor is impressed with the script for it. Lang revealed in a recent event that he has seen the script for Don’t Breathe 2, and thinks that fans are going to love it.

“I’ve read the screenplay [for Don’t Breathe 2],” he said, “and it’s really good!” Though the actor did not confirm whether his co-star Jane Levy will return as Rocky.

Co-written by Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues, the original Don’t Breathe was helmed by Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead). The movie had Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, and Daniel Zovatto star in the lead roles of three delinquents who make a living by breaking into homes to steal. However, things take a turn as they breaks into the house a harmless blind man, played by Stephen Lang. After trapping them in the house with complete darkness, Lang goes on hunting out and killing each of the criminals. The thieves are left with no c