lists Archives - Spotflik

Menu Open

Tag:lists

10 Documentaries to Watch on Disney Plus

by Kaylen Summers

Documentaries are a great way of looking at the world and the various incidents that shape it. The element of reality in it makes each documentary a tangible source of introspection. Here are a few amazing documentaries streaming on Disney Plus that you can watch:

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers Story

Did you love the songs in the Disney films like Mary Poppins that made them iconic? Then you must watch this documentary about the makers behind all that amazing music, the Sherman brothers. This film captures the life and creative struggles of Robert and Richard Sherman. It documents their strained relationship, their artistic collaboration, and their eventual split up. This is a film that has music, life, and relationships under the scanner, and you will be amazed to see how it has been made so poignantly.

The Imagineering Story

This is a lovely documentary film on how the Walt Disney themed parks were created around the world. It focuses on the history, conceptualization, and the final execution of the parks. It also takes us through how the minutest details like the color of each ride, the selection of park icons, and so on were arrived upon by the team. If you are a lover of Disney characters and the whole Disney atmosphere, this one is for you.

Frank and Ollie

Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston were the two most important animators in the Disney team They were the creative hands behind some of Disney’s most loved hand-drawn animations like the Jungle Book. In this documentary, they discuss at length about their creative process, their conflicts, and how they decided upon the look and feel of some of the most iconic Disney characters. Watch this film for a deep delve into two of the most creative minds of the world.

Waking Sleeping Beauty

This is the inside story of how Disney revived itself with reinterpretations of fairy tales like The Little Mermaid and Sleeping Beauty. It documents the renaissance period of Disney by showcasing the inside meetings between creators and animators as they ideate on how to revive Disney and make their stories more relevant for the changing world of storytelling. If you like seeing the creative process behind films and listening to artists’ moot ideas, this is for you.

One Day at Disney

This is a fun tour of the many departments of Walt Disney. The documentary captures a typical workday which includes creative discussions, designing, executing, and everything that happens at the Disney studio in a day. The visuals are a joy ride into the world’s pioneer storytellers who have shaped the imagination of several generations of animated movie lovers. This is a must-watch documentary for every Disney fan.

Jane Goodall: The Hope

This is an extensive, intimate look into the life and work of one of the most renowned primatologists, Jane Goodall. She studied animals extensively and has been very vocal about their rights and needs. Her work in Zanzibar is especially focused in the documentary where she built an auditorium outside the forest to encourage young people of the community to gather and work together for the betterment of their own fellow beings as well as the animals native to their place. Watch this to know an extraordinary woman up close.

Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy

This is a documentary every Star Wars fan will not want to miss. It takes us deep into the world of Star Wars. Exclusive interviews featuring the makers and actors showcase how the Star Wars universe was conceptualized, made, and executed. It is a fun and exciting film that documents the making and creative process behind one of the most successful franchises of world cinema.

Marvel 75 years, From Pulp to Pop

This is again a must-watch for fans of the Marvel universe. It documents the thoughts and process of the makers of the cinematic installments of the Marvel comics. You can also listen in on how the creators converse about the relevance of these stories in the present world. Captain America is discussed at length and so are many other Marvel heroes with respect to their creation and impact on moviegoers.

The Plausible Impossible

In this movie, Walt Disney himself takes the viewers through how animation is conceptualized and made tangible. He dwells on the scope of human imagination, and its crossover with technology to bring alive anything that can be imagined. It is a film that opens up the immense possibilities of animation to visualize whatever it is that a person imagines. It shows us how animation has changed our visual culture and taken us to a world that until now only existed in our minds.

Apollo: Missions to the Moon

This is the documentation of how NASA put 12 men on the moon between 1969 – 1972. It was released to mark the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s moon landing. Considered one of humanity’s biggest scientific achievements, this series documents the obstacles, grit, and determination of space scientists to open for humanity a vast arena of data and wonder. It is a story that has been filmed many times, but it never gets old. It is a proud achievement that was arrived at with much effort and it deserves to be told many more times over.

Read More

10 Best Adam Sandler Movies to Watch on Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

One of the best comedians and content creators of today, Adam Sandler is the most popular performer of our times. Here are some of his must-watch films that are now streaming on Netflix:

Hubie Halloween

This is the story of Hubie who loves his hometown Salem. But he is not that well-loved or respected by his townsfolk. Humiliated and considered a dimwit, Hubie lives his life. But when the town is in danger as Halloween approaches, it is only Hubie who can save everyone. This is a film that has its heart in the right place and is sure to engage you if you are looking for something warm, simple, and feel-good to watch. As with any other Adam Sandler movie, this one also has its humor intact with all those laughs placed at the right points.

Murder Mystery

This is the story of a policeman who takes his wife on a vacation after many years of promising. When they board the flight, they become friends with a mysterious millionaire who invites them to a flashy yacht party. At the party, the millionaire is murdered and the two get entangled in the whole mess. This is again a funny dramatic film that is quintessentially Adam Sandler’s brand of comedy. It also stars Jennifer Anniston, the queen of comedy who does not fail to impress in this one also.

The Ridiculous 6

This is a film that has situational comedy at its best. It follows the life of a man who was raised by native-Americans. He figures out that 5 infamous outlaws are actually his brothers and the 6 of them set out on an adventure to save their deadbeat father. The film has humor, surprise, and some action. It is packed at a pace that is easy and can be watched to cool off after a long day. Adam Sandler brings out his usual, frothy sense of humor into the film and it is easily one of his laid-back performances that do the trick as always.

You Don’t Mess with Zohan

This is yet another Adam Sandler movie that will keep you hooked with its knotted storyline. It follows an Israeli Special Forces soldier, Zohan, who fakes his own death and travels to America. He leaves behind his old life to pursue his dream of becoming a hairstylist. Sounds unbelievable? That is exactly what makes this film spot on in its wit and ease of narration. It is a story of second chances and how the past is always something that is permanent and unchangeable.

Uncut Gems

This is a film that proves that Adam Sandler can handle serious roles with utmost commitment. It is the story of a jeweler in New York City with a serious gambling addiction. He finds a rare diamond and tries to maximize his profits by using quite a few complicated back door methods. The rush of a win, the thirst for luxury and the nexus involved in the business world are all showcased well in this film that packs intrigue, action, and thrill. Sander pulls off his character with believability and it is refreshing to see him in a role like this.

Click

What would you do if you were given a remote that lets you change your life instantly? This film is about a frustrated, worn-out young man who is handed a magical remote that allows him to channel his life in ways that seem unimaginable. Sandler pulls off the workaholic, bored man with his usual charm and ease. The film is a fantasy comedy-drama that is very smooth to watch on a day when you need some feel-good humor in your life.

The Week Of

This comedy-drama follows the week of the marriage of a couple. The fathers of each of them are polar opposites and find it extremely hard to endure each other for the whole week. The film is a fun, breezy take on family, relationships, and love. It has all the elements you would expect in an Adam Sandler movie. It is easy, relaxed, and extremely witty in its storytelling pattern. It is also one of Sandler’s good performances in recent years.

The Do-Over

This is a fun story of two buddies who meet up at their 25th school reunion. They are both fed up with their current lives and decide to reimagine their lives ahead. They fake their own deaths and pretend to be new people and start new adventures from scratch. But soon, they figure out that pretending to be other people is harder than they imagined. With every step, they encounter problems after problems that not only upset them but also put their whole lives at stake.

Just Go With It

This is a film about an unhappy doctor who pretends to have a difficult family life to go out on new dates every week. When he lands a young attractive woman who he wants to keep seeing, he must put together a pretend-family to convince her that he is married and unhappy. This is a classic Adam Sandler kind of comedy that is feel-good, exciting, and extremely witty. It also stars Jennifer Anniston who aces her role and compliments Sandler as always with her presence. This is a film that can be a great movie night watch with some nice food to binge on.

The Waterboy

The is a sports comedy-drama that follows a man who loves to swim. An innate trait for sports makes him a member of a college football team and his life gets entangled between the game, his overbearing mother, his supposedly dead father, and a former love interest re-surfacing. This is again a film that is an easy watch with some situational humor that saves a bad day. Sandler is his usual charming, witty self and he brings forth very casual ease to the character. It is a film you can put on and immerse in when you want some time to cool off a hectic day.

Read More

10 Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

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

American Murder: The Family Next Door

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

The Speed Cubers

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

Crip Camp

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

Miss Americana

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

The Great Hack

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

Knock Down the House

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

Five Came Back

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

Ugly Delicious

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

Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

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

Audrie and Daisy

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

Read More

The Best Documentaries to Watch on Hulu This January 2020

by Kaylen Summers

Are you in the mood to watch something other than a rom-com or a series? Here are 10 amazing documentaries on Hulu that are bound to catch your attention:

Minding the Gap

This is a documentary film about the lives of three young boys who live in Illinois. They are united by their love for skateboarding, but as life gets in their way, they all are forced to move. The film captures how they navigate life and thereby draws a picture of how relationships grow, expand, sometimes shrink down and how we attempt to preserve them over time. The film was acclaimed critically and was nominated for the Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards.

Ask Dr. Ruth

Dr, Ruth Westheimer was America’s most sought-after sex therapist. She is a holocaust survivor and a woman of great resolve. This is a documentary that chronicles her life in all its depth. It reflects on her difficult past, years of growing up, and all the various turning points that led her to her successful life and career. She is revealed to the viewer in all her nuanced glory and the film is engaging, just like a work of fiction!

Becoming Bond

This is a documentary film about Australian model George Lazenby, the first to be cast as James Bond in the film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. He eventually left the role and his career took an impact. The film takes us through the inner workings of the actor’s mind, what his responses to the role were at that time, and how he looks at that decision now, over time. This is a gripping documentary, especially for those of you who like understanding what goes on in the minds of creative personalities.

Untouchable

This is one of the most relevant, hard-hitting documentaries that one must watch. It chronicles the rise and fall of Hollywood big shot Harvey Weinstein. In the wake of the #metoo movement, Harvey faced multiple trials and public criticism. This documentary chronicles his journey through all of it with chilling accounts from the victims of his abuse. This film touches upon important conversations on power, gender, and how men are entitled to keep behaving the way they do in workspaces with zero accountability. Watch it, it is one of the most significant documentaries out there.

Ballet Now

This is a film for all ballet lovers. It documents the inside world of the dance form, chronicling how it developed and how the dancers struggle. It is told from the perspective of the first woman ballet dancer who curated The Music Center’s famed Ballet NOW program in Los Angeles. She is the city’s most coveted ballerina, and her point of view is effectively used in the film to explore the many facets of the art and its lesser-known layers.

Jane

If you are a lover of the animal world, this documentary is for you. It is the story of renowned primatology scientist Jane Goodall, who worked in Tanzania studying Chimpanzees. The film includes original footage from her travels and some heartwarming moments of revelations during her interactions with the animal. Her life is worth knowing intimately, and her incredible body of work is something the world must not miss.

RBG

This is a striking, intimate visual portrait of Justice of the U.S Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a badass legal expert who opened many doors for women through her disposal of justice. She did significant work while looking into matters related to women and brought many constructive changes in the legal framework that ensures equal footing for women. She is a much respected, loved, and revered figure in the legal world. Watch this documentary to get to know this genius of a woman.

Crime + Punishment

This is a potent, sharp documentary about a group of Black and Latino whistleblower cops in New York City as they speak about the illegal policing quotas and pressure to make a targeted number of arrests. The film critiques the racial and class divide in the policing system. It also draws a picture of the struggles of minorities in the force who struggle to function within the existing system.

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary

This is a documentary film that follows the last tour of a dying magician. It focuses on the struggle of the artist with health and his passion for magic. The documentary begins on a very objective note, but later shifts pace to an illusion. The maker gets entangled in the amazingly polar mind of the magician and it is hard to tell fact from illusion. The film is an intimate experience that must be watched to be fully understood and appreciated.

Margret Atwood: A Word After A Word After A Word Is Power

This is an interesting film that takes you into the lesser-known private life of phenomenal author and Booker Prize winner Margret Atwood. The author is known for her deeply political, imaginative novels that critique gender roles and the settlement history of people across the world. She has created numerous literary wonders that are now taught in many Universities. This documentary takes us into her intellectual and personal world and fascinates us with its committed approach.

Read More

10 Meryl Streep Movies You Shouldn’t Miss

by Kaylen Summers

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

Julie and Julia

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

The Devil Wears Prada

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

The Post

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

Heartburn

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

She Devil

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

Death Becomes Her

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

The Iron Lady

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

The Bridges of Madison County

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

August: Osage County

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

Manhattan

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

Read More

10 Best Coming of Age Movies

by Kaylen Summers

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

Booksmart

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

American Honey

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

Call Me By Your Name

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

Lady Bird

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

Mustang

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

Little Women

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

The Spectacular Now

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

Boyhood

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

Girlfight

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

Rebel Without A Cause

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

Read More

10 Best Romantic Movies of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

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

Casablanca

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

Love and Basketball

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

Before Trilogy

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

Brokeback Mountain

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

When Harry Met Sally

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

Bridges of Madison County

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

In The Mood For Love

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

Titanic

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

Call Me By Your Name

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

The Notebook

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

Read More

10 Essential Feminist Movies Everyone Should Watch

by Kaylen Summers

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

Kill Bill

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

Thelma and Louise

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

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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

All About My Mother

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

4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days

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

Daughters of the Dust

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

A Woman Under The Influence

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

One Sings, The Other Doesn’t

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

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

The Passion of Joan of Arc

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

The Kids Are All Right

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

Read More

10 Movies About Serial Killers

by Kaylen Summers

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

The Silence of The Lambs

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

The Clovehitch Killer

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

The Hitcher

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

God Bless America

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

Black Widow(1987)

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

Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile

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

Frenzy

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

Zodiac

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

Monster

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

I Saw the Devil

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

Read More

10 Christmas Movies to Watch on Disney Plus

by Kaylen Summers

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

Noelle

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

12 Dates of Christmas

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

Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas!

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

Snowglobe

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

‘Twas The Night

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

The Ultimate Christmas Present

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

Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas

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

Beauty and The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

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

One Magic Christmas

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

The Muppet Christmas

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

Read More

10 Iconic 90s Movie That Worth Watching

by Kaylen Summers

The ’90s were characterized by a cinema that was thematically innovative. Some of the films from those times have become cult classics now. Here are a few amazing 90’s films you can watch:

Schindler’s List

Based on a true story, the film is about a couple who employ more than a thousand Jews in their factories to help them evade Nazi prosecution in Germany. Highly acclaimed critically and otherwise, this is the film the won Steven Spielberg his first Oscar. The film is intense, haunting, and very moving. Considered a timeless piece of cinema, it is still one of the most recommended movies of all time.

The Truman Show

This is yet another film with an innovative storyline. Truman Burbank’s every move is being watched by several cameras in what is a long continuing reality show. He has no clue that he is the protagonist of the world he takes for real. When he finds out, he gets desperate to end this and find a way out. The film was quite ahead of its time in concept but watching it now feels like it was made for our times!

Shawshank Redemption

A story of the tight-knit friendship between two inmates at one of the most unforgiving prisons of the country, this is yet another classic film that has inspired people across generations. The dialogues have been immortalized through repeated usage by viewers and fans. Great performances, excellent cinematography, and brilliant craft come together to make this film a work of great art.

Before Sunrise

This is the first part of Richard Linklater’s trilogy known as the Before Trilogy. The film tells the story of Celine and Jessie, two youngsters who meet accidentally and spend a day together before going their own ways. It is a film that focuses on the conversations between the two characters and is deeply reflective on many themes ranging from love, music, politics to art, literature, and culture. If you like films with lesser characters and more conversations, this is for you.

Thelma and Louise

The gold standard for onscreen female friendship, Thelma and Louise is a must watch road movie about two friends who set out on a journey that turns bloody. Adventurous, bold and extremely entertaining, the film showed women in a separate individual light, taking charge of themselves without the overarching patronage of male characters. If you love films with strong women characters in the lead, this is for you.

Fargo

This is a crime thriller about a husband who hires kidnappers to abduct his wife so that he can claim an exorbitant amount from her father as ransom. Though paced as a thriller, the film also has comic elements about how the plan sometimes feels like it is bound to fail. The actors have all done an amazing job and the screenplay is absolutely engaging. If you are looking to watch some chase, twists, and fun, this is your movie.

Goodfellas

Directed by the ever-brilliant Martin Scorsese, this is the story of the rise and fall of a mobster. Though based on the lives of criminals, the film does not glorify violence or bloodshed. This is one of the things that makes the film stand out amongst other films in the same genre. The film packs some great performances and memorable moments making it one of the most-watched films even today.

Pretty Woman

This is the film that sealed Julia Roberts’ career as an undeniable star. She played Vivian, a prostitute hired by a wealthy businessman to accompany him to meets and parties. Over their time spent at events, the duo develops affection for each other. The film has some of cinema’s best-written dialogues and Roberts does an absolutely amazing job at being Vivian on screen.

The Silence of The Lambs

Another timeless classic from the ’90s, this is the story of an FBI trainee who seeks the help of Dr. Hannibal, a psychiatrist, cannibal, and serial killer to throw insights into a difficult case she is investigating. The film is scary and might give you some goosebumps but it is one of the films that must not be missed by any film lover. Anthony Hopkins stuns as Dr. Hannibal. He is the life of the film and you will surely agree after you are done watching.

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump, the titular character is unforgettable. This film is now a cult classic and its dialogues have been repeated and used on merchandise, books, artworks, etc. Watch this film to see the world through the beautiful eyes of Forrest Gump, a slightly slow to react but extremely lovable character. Tom Hanks gives the performance of a lifetime as Forrest and the film benefits hugely from his nuanced portrayal.

Read More

10 Classic Holiday Movies To Watch This Season

by Kaylen Summers

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

Miracle on 34th Street

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

Home Alone

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

Frosty The Snowman

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

Elf

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

A Christmas Carol

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

A Christmas Story

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

Klaus

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

Rudolph: The Red-Nosed Reindeer

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

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

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

It’s a Wonderful Life

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

Read More

10 Christmas Movies to Watch on Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

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

The Holiday

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

Rise of the Guardians

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

Elf

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

Polar Express

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

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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

The Santa Clause

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

A Christmas Carol (2009)

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

The Man who Invented Christmas

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

Almost Christmas

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

All I want for Christmas is You

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

Read More

10 Best Jennifer Aniston Movies You Can’t Miss

by Kaylen Summers

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

Derailed

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

Horrible Bosses

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

Wanderlust

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

Marley and Me

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

The Break-Up

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

The Good Girl

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

Dumplin’

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

Friends With Money

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

The Object of My Affection

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

Office Space

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

Read More

10 Best Christmas Movies on Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

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

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

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

Holidate

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

Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square

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

Klaus

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

Let it Snow

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

White Christmas

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

A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish

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

Angela’s Christmas

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

Get Santa

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

Christmas Inheritance

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

Read More

10 Christmas Films to Watch on Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

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

Happiest Season

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

His and Her Christmas

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

The Secret of the Nutcracker

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

Pixi Saves Christmas

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

Holly’s Holiday

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

12 Dog Days Till Christmas

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

Every Other Holiday

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

Married by Christmas

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

My Dad is Scrooge

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

A Magic Christmas

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

Read More

10 Classic Movies You Should Watch At Least Once

by Kaylen Summers

There are all kinds of films out there but one a few survive the test of time. They live on beyond generations because of their quality and capacity to move viewers irrespective of language, geography, or generation. Here is a list of 10 classic films that have been enriching minds and hearts for years and will surely continue to stay on top of the game in the years to come:

Gone With The Wind

Adapted from the novel by Margret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind is a romance set against the American Civil War. The plot follows the pursuits of Scarlet O Hara, one of world cinema’s most evocative female protagonists. The film is rich in its texture, themes, and visualization. It bagged 10 Academy Awards and is one of the most critically acclaimed and watched films of all times. If you are a lover of good cinema, this is a film you must watch at least once in your life!

Casablanca

Directed by Michael Curtiz, Casablanca is a wartime romantic drama that is as timeless as love itself. It is the story of an American expatriate who has to make the tough choice of being together with the woman he loves, or helping her revolutionary husband escape the city to evade the Germans and continue to fight against them in the shadows. The film is a cult classic that has some of world cinema’s most iconic dialogues. Viewers across age and time have cherished the film and its many moments to the point of immortalising it. Watch it to join the other side!

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Audrey Hepburn fans unite! Breakfast At Tiffany’s is an American romantic comedy film starring the legendary actress Audrey Hepburn. It is the story of a naïve, vain, happy girl who falls in love with a struggling writer. The film has one of Audrey’s most unforgettable performances of all times. She mentioned it to be tough since she was an introvert who had to play an extrovert in the film. The film is considered “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant by the U.S. Library of Congress and was selected to be preserved in the National Film Registry in 2012. Watch it for Audrey. If you are not already a fan, your life is about to change!

Psycho

There can be no mention of classic world cinema without mentioning the master filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock. His penchant for thriller and horror films is unmatched even by today’s most advanced filmmakers with all the technology available. Psycho is a timeless thriller that follows Norman Bates, the owner of a suburban motel and a young woman who drives in to stay there for a night. The film not only unfolds in unexpected ways but also has layers that are both haunting and philosophical. Watch to know what incredible storytelling feels like!

The Godfather

Adapted from the novel of the same title by Mario Puzzo, The Godfather is a film that has inspired generations of filmmakers and audiences. This is a mafia trilogy with 3 parts that tells the story of the powerful yet subtle Don Corleone and his family. It chronicles the transformation of his sons, and their journey from being reluctant onlookers to ruthless mafia kings. The film is loved and revered so much by movie lovers across the world that even today it is one of the most talked-about films of all times. The dialogues have been immortalised by constant repetition and this is a trilogy you must not miss at all.

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity is an American film noir that has attained a cult status over time. It is a psychological thriller that follows an insurance agent and a housewife who wants to get rid of her husband. Double indemnity is a term in insurance where the pay-out amount is doubled in case the policyholder dies accidentally. The film is widely acclaimed by critics and is one that set the standard for film noir. It is equally rich, thrilling, adventurous and haunting. The pace is racy, and the visuals are stunning. Couple it with amazing performances and you have a film that you will thank us for recommending!

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music is an American musical drama film that is still as fresh as the day it released. The film follows a young Austrian girl who is sent to the villa of a retired naval officer. He is a widower with 7 children and she is appointed as the governess of the children. What follows is how she brings joy, music and laughter into their lives and how they form a beautiful bond of friendship. The film also documents how the protagonists keep themselves hopeful against the loss of their land to the Nazis and how to keep their spirits alive even during trying times of turbulence. Watch this film for a wholesome, musical experience.

Lost In Translation

Lost In Translation is a comedy-drama written and directed by Sofia Coppola. It is the story of a fading movie star who experiences a mid-life crisis. He travels to Tokyo to promote a brand of whiskey where he meets a young graduate. Both of them do not belong to Japan and the film explores alienation and cultural isolation faced by individuals when required to navigate through unfamiliar circumstances. The romance between the two characters in the film is atypical and in stark contrast to most mainstream romances. The film is intense, immersive and deeply beautiful. Regarded as one of the most skilful films of all times, this is a must-watch.

Pulp Fiction

Written and directed by the genius Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction is a neo-noir black comedy crime thriller. It pieces together several stories of crime in Los Angeles. The title refers to the flashy, violent crimes that were usually depicted in pulp novels and magazines of those times. The film is racy, thrilling, intense and extremely well made. The combination of humour and strong violence makes the film an exciting experience. Though the script was initially turned down by many production houses, it came to be one of the most timeless cult classics of world cinema.

Schindler’s List

An American historical drama directed by none other than Steven Spielberg, this is the story of a German industrialist and his wife who employ more than a thousand Irish-Jewish people in their factory to save them from Nazi prosecution. The film was a box office success and was critically appreciated, winning seven Academy Awards. Set against the difficult theme of the Holocaust, this is a film that is unforgettable for its execution, intensity, and performances.

Read More

10 Best Netflix Movies of 2020

by Kaylen Summers

Netflix has been our savior in 2020. The platform has put out content that has helped us survive the year that brought our lives to a standstill. Here are some of the best Netflix films of 2020 to watch:

Lost Girls

This is a hard-hitting film about a mother who sets out to find her missing daughter. She is tired of the inefficiency of the police system and launches this personal investigation. But eventually, this also leads the police to uncover the mystery of many murdered sex workers. The film is sharp in its critique of gender-based violence and it has an emotional core that is relatable for any woman. It also addresses themes like crime, the loopholes in the justice system.

Over The Moon

This is a stunning animated film about a young girl who sets out to meet the Moon goddess in a spaceship. She expects to bring back her dead mother’s memories by meeting this goddess from legends but has to turn things around when she realizes who the goddess actually is. This is a fun, warm film that is sure to engage viewers of all age groups. The characters are real and relatable, and the makers have made it a point to bring out the heart of the story in beautiful ways.

Alive

This is a Korean film about a zombie apocalypse. It tells the story of a gamer who is stuck in his apartment when the city is being torn apart by zombies. Dystopian in its setting, the emotions are very haunting and seem as if they could happen to us in the near future. The film packs thrill, fear, uncertainty, and isolation very well to bring out the story of human survival and hope. Though scary, the film is one that will reinforce your faith in the power of determination.

Uncorked

Here is a film for wine geeks and lovers. This is the story of a young man who ventures out against the wishes of his family to become a master sommelier. He is expected to join his family’s barbeque business but his love for wine puts him on a different trajectory. The film speaks about doing what one loves and finding ways to support one’s own dreams. It has been a while since we have had a film about wine, and this one is a great refill!

Horse Girl

This is a film about a young girl who tries to battle her own demons. It is a complicated story about how she fights herself, and also tries to make sense of the world on the go. The film reflects on themes of mental health, self-recovery, social norms, and fitting into the needs of other people. The climax is full of surprises and it has to be watched to be experienced in all its glory.

The Trial of Chicago 7

This is one of the most sensational Netflix films of 2020. It is a historical drama about seven anti-Vietnam war protestors who are charged with conspiracy for transgressing state lines in Chicago. This is a gripping drama that brings out the complexities of justice, war, freedom of expression, and the unflinching power of human perseverance. It is a film that must be watched because it critiques the present-day world of ours in very poignant ways.

The Old Guard

This is a fun superhero film about a few centuries-old mercenaries who live in hiding. They have magical powers to heal themselves. They discover that some people may have discovered their secrets, and must embark on a journey to protect themselves. This is a superhero film that has a warm plotline at its heart. The performances are exciting and it is one of the better Netflix films of 2020.

Mank

This is one of the most anticipated releases of 2020. Directed by David Fincher, the film is based on a screenplay written by his father about the Hollywood screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz. It explores the struggles of a writer, the changing dynamics of the film industry, and the various complexities of living a creative life. The biographical drama brings out the scathing wit of Mankiewicz with a sharp sense of commitment and sophistication that only David Fincher can pull off.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Written and directed by Charlie Kauffman, this is a psychological thriller film that got mixed reviews. It is very inward and reflective of how we look at ourselves in relation to the world, our aspirations, and expectations. The story is set in motion after a couple goes on a drive to the man’s family. Once his girlfriend meets them, she thinks about their relationship and whether she wants to end it. It puts into context their entire relationship and how both of them feel about each other and life.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

This is a musical comedy that focuses on the lives of two aspiring pop singers from a small-town. They go to a huge national contest where they have to prove themselves to get to their dreams. The plot is full of twists and turns that pertain to the obstacles the two characters face on stage and off stage. This is a fun film about how people struggle in their dream life and overcome barriers to really do what they are passionate about.

Read More

10 Best Japanese Animation Films to Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Japan has a rich film culture especially when it comes to animation films. They excel at building a world within the film that mesmerizes as well as speaks to the warmest corners of our hearts. Here are a few amazing Japanese animation films you must watch:

Spirited Away

The first animated film to win an Academy Award, this is the story of a young girl who encounters a strange world full of flying witched and spirits. Her family is turned into mysterious animals and she must go on a brave journey to set them free and return to the normal world. Written and directed by ace director Hayao Miyazaki, this is a film that represents the genre of animated cinema the world over. Miyazaki is known for his attention to detail and his enchant for telling tales with multiple layers through this medium.

Weathering with You

This is yet another exciting story of a young boy. He runs away from his home in Tokyo to experience the adventures of the world but soon runs out of money. He then joins an occult magazine where he befriends a girl with special powers. She can clear the skies and prevent it from raining in Tokyo. Together, they embark on a journey that unfolds beautifully on screen. The film is done with excellent skill in creating the effects it desires to create. The warm story with a dash of magic makes it a perfect watch for kids and adults alike.

My Neighbour Totoro

This is another gem from Hayao Miyazaki. The film is about a professor and his two young daughters who move to the village where the mother of the kids is ailing. The kids befriend spirits in the neighboring forest and go on adventures with them. The film is told from the perspective of these kids, giving it a vulnerable yet hopeful tone. Themes like separation, grief, and death are dealt with a rare childishness which is very comforting. This is a specialty of Miyazaki movies so to say. He deals with larger issues from the point of view of children, which makes difficult emotions more palpable for everyone.

Wolf Children

This is a film about building a family. A young woman is left all alone to raise her children after her werewolf husband dies. The kids who are half-wolf are put to school with the other local children and what unfolds is a heart-warming tale of friendship, community building, and the struggle of a single mother. The film puts into perspective the value of having a family that loves and supports each other. It is animated with the utmost care to maintain the delicate yet striking theme of the film. Everything from visuals to voice-overs stands out in this wonderfully crafted movie that you must watch at least once.

Your Name

A story of fantasy and love, this film is about two high school students who live in different parts of the city. They accidentally swap bodies and embark on the most random journey of bonding that blooms into something they had never expected to happen. This is a film that was very well received by critics and fans the world over. The film is a warm tale of young love, with all its magic, tenderness, adventure, and innocence.

Ponyo

Ponyo is a cute, fish-like creature who lives underwater. She desires to become a girl and uses magic to transform into a real girl and visits the dry land. There, she falls in love with a boy and the film follows her emotional journey of coming into the human realm. The film carefully brings out the themes of love, identity, and isolation in a fun way. The characters are so relatable that we often forget the film is an animation.

Castle in the Sky

This is again, a gem that came out of Miyazaki’s brilliant imagination. The film follows a young orphan girl who escapes prison with the help of a magic crystal. Together with a fellow orphan boy, she embarks on a journey to fight pirates and save a mystical, floating city. The film is again, told from the perspective of kids, rendering it a rare fragility and beauty. The details of the animation are stunning and nothing is out of place in this beautifully crafted tale of friendship, hope, adventure, and love.

Paprika

This is a dystopian science fiction drama that is one of its kind. It revolves around Paprika, a therapist who uses a peculiar machine to enter the dreams of her patients. One day, the machine gets stolen and havoc is wrecked in the world. It is upon Paprika to find the machine and save the world from utter crumbling. The film is paced very well and attempts to bring an edge to the genre. The animation is spot on to create a world that is visually very believable though set in dystopian fantasy. Watch this film if you want a different take on animated films, removed from the soft themes that are generally narrated.

Perfect Blue

This is a hard-hitting film about the public and private life of a young member of a Japanese pop-idol group. The girl who is now pursuing a career in acting gets stalked by a fan. The obsession broadens into terror as her public life and fame come to haunt her in her private existence. The film deals with themes of obsession, passion, and violence on women in a very mature, palatable way. The animation and tone compliment the story well. It is a refreshing psychological thriller that has become a cult by now, influencing various other filmmakers across the world.

Redline

A movie for cyberpunk and racing fans, this is the story of a racer who is participating in the most popular race in the entire galaxy. Losing is not an option and to win, he must survive all those who have been trying to finish him off. Racy, fast, and extremely exciting, this is a film that has its thrill factors right on spot. The exhilaration of the racing and the adrenaline rush it brings to lovers of the sport is perhaps unmatched. All of these things coming together in an animated film is rare and therefore must not be missed!

Read More

Top 10 Tom Hanks Movies to Watch

by Kaylen Summers

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

The Da Vinci Code

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

Catch me If You Can

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

The Terminal

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

Cast Away

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

Saving Private Ryan

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

Bridge of Spies

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

Forrest Gump

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

Apollo 13

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

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

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

A-League of their Own

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

Read More

The Marksman (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: January 22, 2021

Read More

10 Best Musicals You Must Watch

by Kaylen Summers

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

La La Land

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

Les Miserables

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

Chicago

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

Moulin Rouge

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

Funny Girl

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

My Fair Lady

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

The Sound of Music

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

Singin’ In The Rain

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

Mary Poppins

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

Annie

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

Read More

10 Most Visually Stunning Films of All Times

by Kaylen Summers

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

Interstellar

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

Gravity

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

Mad Max: Fury Road

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

Life of Pi

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

The Revenant

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

Her

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

The Mulholland Drive

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

2001, A Space Odyssey

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

Roma

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

Arrival

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

Read More

10 Christmas Movies and Shows to Watch on HBO

by Kaylen Summers

With the season of happiness in full swing, here are a few Christmasy films and shows you can sit back and enjoy on HBO:

Last Christmas

This is the fun and warm story of Katie, an aspiring artist who always ends up making bad life choices that are bound to mess up. She takes work up as an elf in a Christmas themed department store and things turn wild. She meets Tom at the store and her life changes forever. Watch the film to know which way it went for Katie!

A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas

Harold and Kumar are the best of stoner friends. Six years after their Guantanamo Bay adventure, the duo unites for a holiday. They create a ruckus as they accidentally burn down Harold’s father-in-law’s prize Christmas tree. What follows is how the two pull the scene together and manage to stay afloat. Watch this film for a good laugh that will lighten your holiday mood even more.

The Family Stone

A very disciplined, uptight businesswoman goes to her boyfriend’s family home for Christmas. She figures that his family is a bunch of mad people who live wild and free in their own worlds. The film follows the incidents that follow in the holiday gathering and how she suddenly finds herself being the odd one out. This is a funny, light entertainer that is a perfect seasonal watch.

The Search for Santa Paws

Santa makes a new friend, Paws. Together, they realize that the world has forgotten the goodness and joy of Christmas. To bring back the true spirit of Christmas, they set out on a trip. Things go haywire when Santa loses his memory and Paws along with an orphan child and a group of talking dogs are now in charge of making sure the world remembers what it is to be kind and loving again. Watch this film to feel the true Christmas vibe.

Santa Buddies

Puppy Paws, the loving son of Santa Paws is bored. He finds a new puppy on Santa’s naughty list and tries to teach his new friend how to be a normal, disciplined pup. Meanwhile, the Christmas icicle begins to melt and Puppy Paws with his newfound buddies set out to the North Pole to set things straight before Christmas. This is a lovely film and heaven for dog lovers. Watch this for a fun entertaining time this holiday season.

The Family Man

Jack is an ambitious man who goes to New York on a job he lands. He leaves his girlfriend behind and is now settled and successful in his work life. On a Christmas week, he goes into a grocery store where he is forced to purchase a ticket from a random man. The next thing he knows is that he wakes up next to his ex-girlfriend who he is now married to with kids. As Jack’s old life she knew it disappears, he learns a lot about himself and what he has missed.

Doctor Who Christmas Specials

If you want to hook yourself on to a show this Christmas, Doctor Who has 12 seasons on HBO that are packed with the Christmasy feel. Each episode is an hour long treat with the continuation from the original doctor story and is full of Christmas anecdotes and references that will keep you in the holiday mood throughout this season.

Yes, Virginia! There is a Santa Claus

Based on a newspaper editorial where the editor responds to a young girl’s question about the existence of Santa Claus in the affirmative, the film is about a man who has recently lost his wife and dealing with personal trauma finding comfort in a young girl. What is most memorable about this film is how it shows that the innocent belief of children is the only thing we adults also need to bring back our belief in the magic of the Christmas season.

Black Christmas

If you are looking for some Christmas horror, here is the perfect one for you. Black Christmas is a slasher film that follows a few girls who are being stalked and threatened by a strange man. The film is racy, scary, and also full of interesting twists. Watch it for some horror thrill if that’s is the film experience you are seeking out this Christmas.

A Christmas Carol (1938)

A Christmas Carol is Charles Dickens’ novella which is perhaps the most read/adapted piece of literature, especially around Christmas time. This is yet another adaptation of the story where the old, grumpy and unkind Mr. Scrooge learns the true spirit of Christmas after he is visited by 3 spirits. The film is endearing and lovely to watch, especially at the end of this year which has left most of us tired and hopeless.

Read More

Top 10 Animated Movies of 2020

by Kaylen Summers

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

Alien Xmas

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

Over the Moon

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

Canvas

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

Out

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

Onward

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

The Croods: New Age

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

If Anything Happens I Love You

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

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

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

The Willoughbys

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

Soul

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

Read More

10 Best Movies of 2020 That You Might Have Missed

by Kaylen Summers

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

I am Thinking of Ending Things

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

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

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

Mank

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

Promising Young Woman

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

One Night in Miami

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

The Nest

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

The Trial of the Chicago 7

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

Soul

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

The Invisible Man

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

Ammonite

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

Read More

10 Most Romantic Movies of 2020

by Kaylen Summers

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

Palm Springs

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

The High Note

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

The Photograph

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

The Lovebirds

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

All The Bright Places

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

Chemical Hearts

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

Holidate

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

After We Collided

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

Desperados

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

Love, Guaranteed

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

Read More

Coming 2 America (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

After more than 30 years from its theatrical release, Coming to America is getting a new sequel with Eddie Murphy returning to play the role of Akeem Joffer. The movie will follow the events of the original and Akeem is the then prince is now the King of Zamunda. Also reprising the role as best friend Semmi is Arsenio Hall. The story reveals that Akeem has a son in America that he never knew about. In order to honor his father’s dying wish, he and his best friend go to America again to groom his son to become the next king.

Releasing Date: March 5th, 2021

 

Read More

10 Great French Movies You Must Watch

by Kaylen Summers

French films are great in aesthetics and content. The industry has produced some of the world’s most rich cinema that has marked different eras of time. Here are a few of the most amazing French films you must definitely not miss:

The Passion of Joan of Arc

One of the most phenomenal works in cinema to ever be made. This is a silent film about the trial of Joan of Arc. The film was shot with immense attention to the detail of the art and properties to make it believable. The setting makes it a work of exquisite craftsmanship. Rich with performances, and frames that capture all the difficult struggles of the protagonist, this film is a masterclass in documenting human isolation and the quest for living an idealistic life. Watch this film at least once to experience the penetrative potential of cinema.

Amelie

The story of a woman, an oddball who tries to navigate her life. She is a shy waitress who struggles with her own isolation and in the process attempts to make life bearable for those who she meets along the way. Her observations are active and visceral. She grew up alone and hence she develops a very vivid imagination to cope with her loneliness. Through her, the film reveals things about everyday life that are so strikingly beautiful but overlooked by most of us. The brilliance of the film lies in how it shows us bits of our lives and surroundings that we do not care to notice. It puts forth the fact that we need to be more mindful of our days and nights because if we try to, we can find the hidden beauty in everything.

Breathless

This is a crime drama by Jean-Luc Godard. He is undisputedly one of world cinema’s most extraordinary film makers. This is one of his best works that revolves around a wandering criminal and his American girlfriend. The frames, cinematography, and performances are absolutely immersive. The making is penetrative enough to take you into the psyche of the characters in ways that you would never see coming. Watch this film to experience the brilliance of Godard, a defining craftsman of cinema.

Amour

One of the most romantic films of all time, Amour is a lovely film that is an ode to love. It focuses on an elderly couple who have a daughter who lives away from them. The couple, who are both retired music teachers go through difficult times when the woman has a stroke. The film is a staggering reflection of old age, and the relevance of love when people near the end of life. The romance is something that has passed time and crisis, making it a profound friendship between two people who have seen the best and worst of each other. Moving and extremely poignant, this is poetry on screen.

The Artist

A poignant film in the history of world cinema, this is a black and white film that follows the relationship of a young upcoming actress and an older actor who used to star in silent films in yesteryears. Their relationship also documents the change in Hollywood films from silent to talkies, and through them, it showcases the aspirations, changes and inner workings of actors who worked in both these phases of cinematic transitions. Rich in performances and craft, this film was appreciated by critics and film buffs alike.

Van Gogh (1991)

Based on the last few months of the phenomenal Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, this film documents his struggle for survival and his never-ending eye for beauty. Van Gogh is an artist that the world cannot forget. He was also a tormented individual with many complex layers, which reflected in his art as well. Poverty, mental health battles and many intricacies determined his outlook towards life. He created for us, art that lives after his. The film captures all these dynamics of Van Gogh’s life with absolute brilliance.

Blue is the Warmest Colour

Considered as a defining, iconic film of all times, this is the story of a teenage girl who falls irrevocably in love with another woman, an artist who inspires her to be free and true to herself. She discovers fire, freedom, and her own self-actualization through the relationship. The film was one of the very few that depicts lesbian love without judgment, stereotypical portrayals, or unnecessary sensationalism. It is appreciated by critics and fans alike. It is an experience that will definitely not disappoint, rather, one that will usher you into the beautiful recesses of the minds of the characters.

Celine and Julie go Boating

A witty, charming fantasy, this film follows two women Celine and Julie. They meet at a park and enjoy each other’s company so much that they move in with each other. Afterward, they devise a fun plan to swap identities and live each other’s lives for a while, among other things. The film has themes of magic and abandons depicted with sharp cinematic beauty. The inner lives of women, their longing for magic and to live a life being everything they want to becomes through with humor and clarity. It is a cinematic experience that makes you think about the various ways in which women try to escape their restricted existence to slip into a world that lets them be.

La Vie En Rose

This is an intense, beautiful, and unforgettable piece of cinema that documents the life of French singer Edith Piaf. Edith already has a life that was rich with diverse experiences. Tragic, dense, and musical, the film begins with events from her childhood and extends into the days before her death. It is made with immense care to stay true to the legendary singer’s life and art. Marion Cotillard stars as Edith and her stunning performance won her the Oscar for Best Actress, the first time the award was presented to an actress for a French origin role. Watch this film for an experience that is so penetrative that you will certainly wish you had watched it much earlier!

Remorques

This is a drama that revolves around a man who falls in love with a married woman. He is a tugboat captain who has a seriously ill wife and a child. The film is very atmospheric and captures the nuances of love and desire with a striking complexity. The performances are deeply moving as is the cinematography that makes no judgments about the characters. The timelessness of the film lies in the fact that it is very descriptive of how people feel when they transgress lines that they know could turn out to be catastrophic.

Read More

10 Must Watch Movies About the Holocaust

by Kaylen Summers

The Holocaust was a dark period in human history when Jews were ruthlessly killed by the Nazis for racial cleansing. Since then, humanity has struggled to understand what happened, how this brutality was organized, endured, and executed. Here are a few films based on the Holocaust that give valuable insight into the experiences of the time:

Schindler’s List

This is Stephen Spielberg’s masterpiece that cannot be avoided in a list of Holocaust movies. It is the story of Schindler, who is part of the Nazi party and a factory owner himself. After being traumatized by the execution of Jews in Poland, he decides to save the Jewish workers in his own factory from Nazi brutality. The film is a shattering account of how people struggled and preserved themselves during those times. It is also a hopeful depiction of the warmth of the human heart, which goes beyond all agendas sometimes.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

This is a heart-warming take on the Holocaust told through the eyes of two little boys. The protagonist, an 8-year-old, is the son of one of the commanders at a concentration camp. He forms a friendship with a Jewish boy from the camp and the two begin a friendship from across the fence. The film is packed with moments of truth and density that move the viewer. We come across scenes which shame us as adults because it shows how much more human kids are, and how much we all must learn from their innocence.

The Pianist

This is the story of a Jewish pianist who struggles to keep himself alive during the Holocaust. Director Roman Polansky delivers a classic film that opens up the brutal realities of a monstrous time in history. He also contrasts it with classical music which makes the film devastatingly beautiful. It is an atmospheric film that is hard to accept owing to its commitment to the truth of the times. The film is to date, one of the most intense on-screen portrayals of the Holocaust. The music though beautiful renders a cathartic feel to the story, which makes it all the more haunting.

Life is Beautiful

This is a warm, hopeful take on the horrible times of the Holocaust. It is the story of a Jewish-Italian bookshop owner who uses books and literature to free his young son’s mind from the cruel thoughts of the Holocaust. The film showcases a very moving bond between the due, which is an attempt to humanize young kids into imagining a world that can be better for everyone. The film, though set against tragedy, has beautiful moments of tenderness which is what makes it a timeless watch. The capability of human beings for kindness against all odds is depicted so relatable in the story that it is bound to make you feel good even though you are watching a film on the Holocaust.

Sophie’s Choice

This is the story of a Polish immigrant who lives in Brooklyn with her boyfriend. She is trying to navigate life but is deeply haunted by her childhood memories of having survived the Holocaust. It is a difficult thing to go through as a child and experiences like this last a lifetime. The story focuses on how she deals with these demons and tries her best to not let them take her present or future away from her. The film is yet another hopeful take on the Holocaust which gives emphasis on the healing capacity of human will.

Divided We Fall

This is a Czechoslovakian film about a couple who live in Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia. They hide a Jewish friend at their place at great personal risk. What follows is a documentation of how humanity is threatened at the hands of the politics of the time. This is a personal story of these three characters through which the Holocaust is depicted and critiqued. It is a very engaging, intense take on how relationships change and grow even in the face of extreme personal loss.

The Diary of Anne Frank

This is the cinematic representation of the disturbing accounts from the diary of a young Jewish girl who was forced to go into hiding during the Holocaust. She and her family hid in an attic to preserve their lives and the film takes us through her observations, emotions, and conflicts during that time. She undergoes traumatic events that children of her age seldom survive. Yet, she shows incredible resilience and uses her diary as a means to make sense of her life. Fear, isolation, and uncertainty all take shape in this story of distress told convincingly from the perspective of a child.

The Pawnbroker

This is the story of a Jewish man who witnesses his family being tortured and killed in a concentration camp. He is left to live a life of hopelessness, despair and absolute guilt of not having done enough to save his loved ones. This is one of the darker films made about the Holocaust. It captures the real horrors that an individual experiences on the face of such extreme tragedy. It also shows us how hard it is to fight our own minds and stay alive.

Europa Europa

This is a story of adventure. It follows a young Jewish boy who escaped execution at the Holocaust by pretending to be an elite German child. The boy figures out the ways in which he can forge his identity and uses it to save himself from the impending horrors of the concentration camp. This is a story of the survival instinct and presence of mind told from the exciting point of view of a child. The film was well received and won a Golden Globe for its depiction of hope, and the power of the human will.

The Reader

This is perhaps one of the most iconic Holocaust films ever made. Kate Winslet plays the lead as a Nazi camp guard who is under trial. A young boy observing the trial learns that she is the older woman he once had an affair with. What follows is the unfolding of a relationship between the two of them where he discovers more layers to her than he had known. She holds a secret which he figures out in the end, and through this relationship, the film reflects on themes of human guilt, fragility, and the erratic ways in which we act when faced with moral conflicts.

Read More

10 Feel-Good Movies to Make You Forget 2020

by Kaylen Summers

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

Little Miss Sunshine

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

We’re the Millers

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

The Holiday

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

Bad Moms

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

Pretty Woman

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

The Devil Wears Prada

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

The Sound of Music

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

Bridesmaids

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

When Harry Met Sally

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

Moana

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

Read More

10 Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Leonardo DiCaprio needs no introduction to moviegoers. He is an actor who has surpassed his own limits of excellence and has emerged as one of the most timeless performers in contemporary cinema. Here are some of his best performances that you must not miss:

Titanic

It is difficult to mention Leonardo DiCaprio without mentioning Titanic. Iconic by all means, this is a film that is etched in the minds and hearts of film lovers all over the world. Leonardo plays Jack, a young man of modest means who falls in love with Rose, an aristocratic woman he meets on a cruise. He shines as Jack, portraying the many emotions of a young man hopelessly in love with ease. His performance is one of the key elements that makes this love story work. This is definitely an unforgettable performance from the actor.

The Great Gatsby

Based on Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel of the same title, this is the story of Gatsby, a millionaire hopelessly in love. The novel is almost unfilmable owing to its vastness and complexities. The film tries hard to capture the essence of the story, and its biggest advantage is DiCaprio’s charming presence. He performs incredibly well, owning each scene with a subtle sharpness. If it was not for his committed performance, the film would have been a drag.

Shutter Island

This is one of the most deeply haunting psychological thrillers of all time. DiCaprio plays an investigator looking into the case of a missing inmate at an obscure, island asylum. As he delves deeper into the problem, he realizes that the limits of his own sanity are being tested. This is a film that brings out the range and power of DiCaprio’s mettle as an actor. He renders the character with such finesse that we get drawn into the web of illusions in the story with no barriers to the imagination. This is definitely one of his career’s defining roles, to not be missed.

The Wolf Of Wall Street

Leonardo delivers one of his best performances in this film as a penny-stock kingpin and financial huckster. The film depicts the ups and downs of the stockbroker world and DiCaprio fits in like the perfect puzzle piece. His vivacious energy drives the scenes and brings zest to the film that is its core strength. It is as if the director just put him in front of the camera and watched him go at it full throttle. The performance is full of life and absolutely memorable.

Revolutionary Road

This is the story of a couple struggling to save their marriage as they also plan to relocate to Paris. An unexpected pregnancy foils their plans and also puts their efforts at stake. DiCaprio plays the character of a conflicted, torn young husband with utmost commitment. His vulnerability on screen is so moving that it is hard to forget that you are witnessing a film, and nor listening on a real-life story of someone you know. The film also stars Kate Winslet, an actor DiCaprio shares amazing chemistry with.

Django Unchained

DiCaprio stuns in this Tarantino film as a snarky, ruthless slave-owner. Delivering one of his best, defining performances, he brings to the character a realness that makes you want to hate him while also making you curious about the ways in which his cruel, depraved mind works. His portrayal of a grey, dark character as this one with such convincing mannerisms is testimony to the fact that he is an actor who can traverse all emotions with absolute efficiency.

Catch Me If You Can

This is the story of a con man and an officer who is on the run to track him down. DiCaprio and Tom Hanks respectively handle the roles and DiCaprio make the film a fun, engaging watch with his nonchalance as the witty con man. He is so lovable in the film with his playful charm that you want him to win, though you know full well that he is not supposed to! Watch this film to be mesmerized by the ease of this actor yet another time.

The Departed

This is a tight crime thriller by Martin Scorsese with DiCaprio playing a police officer who infiltrates the mob. His performance is grounded, full of despair and depth that it gives a very surreal elevation to this rouge film. Elements of crime, desperation, identity, and finding purpose come together beautifully in this racy film which is lifted another notch by DiCaprio’s solid performance. He breathes life and vigor into the film which becomes an experience of a lifetime owing to his presence.

Inception

In this mind-bending science fiction thriller by Christopher Nolan, DiCaprio plays a thief who extracts vital information from his targets by entering into their subconscious. He makes an almost unbelievable plot tangible, relatable, and human. His performance breaks the barriers of the dystopian plot and makes you feel as if the incidents are plausible, and not far from reality. This is a rare quality of an actor, and DiCaprio aces his job with absolute precision.

The Revenant

In this adventure film, DiCaprio plays a frontiersman who is left behind by his crew after a traumatic attack by a bear. He fights against the weather, his own body and mind to get back at the crew member who betrayed him. This is a film that is phenomenal by all means. DiCaprio delivered the performance of his lifetime which finally won him an Oscar along with almost every other award in that year. If there is one film you want to watch to really get the quintessence of DiCaprio as a performer, it is this one. Watch it to be amazed by how this actor never ceases to blow our minds.

Read More

10 Best Horror Movies of 2020

by Kaylen Summers

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

The Wolf of Snow Hollow

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

The Relic

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

Host

Set against the Covid 19 pandemic, this film is quite the defining one in terms of horror in present times. The story begins with a few friends who join a weekly Zoom call to catch up during the pandemic. One of them hires a medium to try and communicate with spirits over the call, for the thrill. Things go haywire after several members of the call drop for various reasons. They begin to experience paranormal vibrations after one of them tries to summon a friend who has committed suicide. The film is very terrifying especially considering that it is set in a scenario that is real and imminent to us in our times. The narrative unfolds slowly and with a sharp sense of horror.

His House

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

The Invisible Man

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

The Rental

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

Horse Girl

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

Run

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

Underwater

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

The Hunt

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

Read More

10 Bad Movies That Made 2020 Worse.

by Kaylen Summers

2020 was a year when the world needed all the good art that can possibly be out there. But there were some really bad films that made the year even worse. Here is a list of some of the worst films of 2020 based on viewer reviews:

Reality Queen

This is the story of an heiress who is struggling to gain back her fame after being ousted from the limelight by three sisters who resemble the Kardashian siblings. The film is among one of the worst-rated releases of 2020. Viewers claim it to be loosely written, flimsy, and packed with below-average performances that are totally not worth your time.

The Last Days of American Crime

Set against a heist plan by two men and a woman, this is a film that drags on without any real purpose insight. The film tries to bite off more than it can chew and falls flat on its face. The plot has the possibility to be a great action thriller but it is foiled by a lousy screenplay that makes it pointless to watch. Viewers have given the film less than 2 stars on average and it looks like a waste of energy to us.

Buddy Games

It is 2021 already and toxic masculinity has not ceased to take center stage in films! This is a classic boys trip film where a group of buddies reunites to have fun and end up resolving their issues and life crisis. The film is not bad in execution or performance, but it is the content and tone that make it extremely unacceptable in many moments. In this day and age, frat clubs of boys where anti-female humor is encouraged and celebrated cannot be applauded because it is high time we call such content out.

The Tax Collector

This is an action thriller about a local crime lord’s tax collector. He finds himself and his family in danger when a long lost enemy of his boss turns up. The film has all the elements that would make a really amazing thriller. But the plot gets haphazard in its execution and there is nothing much to look forward to. Despite the setting and the dedicated performances of the actors, the film fails to keep the interest of the viewer intact.

Survive The Night

This is a thriller in which a trauma surgeon is forced to operate on a wounded gunman who holds him and his family hostage. It is the story of crime, family problems, and professional ego. But the execution makes it one of the most disengaging films to watch. The screenplay is too loose for a film of this genre. The thrills are very predictable and there is not intrigue to the story after a few minutes into it.

Shortcut

A film about five teenagers who get terrorized by a mysterious creature, this is a film that attempts to chronicle the adventures and horror that follow their journey. But we all know that the most crucial element of a good horror thriller is intrigue. It is also what the film fails to get right. Predictable plot points dampen the experience and make it extremely hard to hold attention to the film. There is nothing more uninteresting than to watch a horror film that does not captivate the focus of the viewer.

Songbird

Set against the futuristic scenario where the Covid virus mutates into a deadly strain, this is a film that follows a woman in quarantine and attempts to save her before the virus gets the better of her. It is a tricky plot because we already have our information on the virus intact and to make us feel invested without creating any kind of logical pitfalls is a difficult task that the film fails to execute. It has all the elements of a good medical thriller but the writing falls short of creating curiosity and holding the storyline together.

Endless

Endless is a story of two high school sweethearts who are madly in love. They are separated by a tragic car accident leaving them devastated. The film starts off as a sweet romance but fails to deliver and keep up with the initial expectations it sets. It is a disappointment to watch the film after being set to a good start. The romance fizzles out and later on, it feels as though the story drags on, without any specific purpose.

After We Collided

Sequel to the 2016 film After, this is a film that fails to rise up to the expectations of the original. The storyline is haphazard and takes its own course after a point. The performances also are quite weak, making the experience uninteresting. The film is packed with very cliché young adult tropes. Young love has to be depicted very carefully or it will become laughable. What happens with this film as well. The screenplay could have been worked better and made more engaging.

Artemis Fowl

This is the story of a 12-year-old boy who attempts to find his missing father. He comes across a world of fairies and soon gets entangled in a difficult battle with them. The film loses its essence in world-building. The most important thing about fantasizes is to build a world convincingly. This film falters in that department. The premise is not very convincing owing to the problems in the execution. A beautiful story with immense potential for fantabulous output is foiled by writing that does not hold either attention or interest.

Read More

10 Disturbing Horror Movies You Will Never Watch Again

by Kaylen Summers

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

The Woman

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

The Human Centipede

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

Hostel

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

The Girl Next Door

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

The Orphanage

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

Teeth

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

The Mist

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

Excision

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

Funny Games

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

A Serbian Film

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

Read More

10 Best Masterpieces of Korean Cinema

by Kaylen Summers

After the big Oscar win of Parasite last year, the attention of the world has turned to Korean cinema. Korea has produced some of the most must-watch classics of all time in the history of film making. Here are a few of them that are sure to change your outlook on art, films, and life itself:

Burning

Burning is a psychological drama that moves in such a tightly mysterious narrative style that absolutely nothing can be revealed without spoilers. But one thing is sure, the finale is worth the wait and the consistent mystery of the plot will make you analyze each frame for its hidden secrets which all make sense in a big bang in the end!

The Housemaid

The original film released in 1960 has had remakes. But nothing compares to the brilliance of the first, which many directors have claimed to be an influence on their film making. It tells the story of a housemaid and weaves a starkly critical narrative on sexuality, class, gender, and economic disparity. The film is one of world cinema’s best and relevant even today, decades after its release.

The Handmaiden

This is a slow and moving story of scandal, lust, and romance. The movie alternates in the narrative between an erotic thriller and drama. The plot weaves together 3 different stories into one theme of central importance through intrigue and eroticism. Watch this film if you are someone who loves intense cinematic experiences.

I Saw The Devil

This is a chilling tale of violence and gore. The story revolves around a bus driver who offers help to a pregnant woman on the road with a flat tire. The events unfold after she beats her unconscious and takes her away to fulfill his psychotic fantasies.

Memories of Murder

Based on true events, Memories of Murder follows the attempts of two cops to nab a violent serial killer. The killer is South Korea’s first recorded serial killer and the story revolves around the frustrating attempts of the agents at getting hold of the killer who has made living a nightmare in their crumbling town.

Train to Busan

One of the most top rated, emotionally satisfying and psychologically thrilling zombie films of all times, Train To Busan is a must watch for every film enthusiast. The film explores ideas such as the treatment of poor citizens, views by society’s elites, and how in one way or the other, death is coming for all us. The film uses death as a unifying factor that integrates people of all strata, and the only thing in life that does not discriminate like we humans do.

The Host

The Host is about Park Gang-du and his family after his daughter is abducted and eaten by a monster who lives in the nearby river. The film is one of the most different takes on the monster movie genre in world cinema. A lot of parallels can be drawn between this film and the narrative style of Parasite though this is an entire world of its own.

Old Boy

Old Boy is a neo-noir action thriller film. It follows the story of a man imprisoned for 15 years in a room that resembles an old hotel room. He is unaware of the identity of his captor or his captor’s motives. When he is finally released, he goes on a self-destructive quest for vengeance and falls in love with a woman. Everything changes and what follows is a twisted tale of love, loss, violence, and quest for self-fulfillment.

The Wailing

The Wailing is the piercing story of a village that is taken over by rage, violence and terror after the arrival of a mysterious teenager. It tells a chilling story of how friends turn enemies and how law and order fails when people are taken over by a sinister quest for domination and supremacy.

Moebius

Moebius is perhaps one of the goriest films ever to be made. It is the master director Kim Ki Duk’s take on sexuality, relationships, and human pleasure. It was initially banned in South Korea owing to its daring theme but later opened up. As mentioned above, kindly watch with caution as the film can be traumatizing and deeply haunting for some viewers, especially children. This film is strictly not fit for the viewing of kids.

Read More

10 Best Films in the Noir Category that You Must Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Film Noir is a French expression used to depict films that have a stylish storytelling pattern and deal with introspective themes like human lust, revenge, quest for adventure and connection. Most of them have an investigator or a detective agent as the lead. Here are a few recommendations from the genre for those of you who would like to experiment with themes:

The Asphalt Jungle

Stylish, thrilling and very racy, this is the story of a jewel robbery. A classic in this genre this is a film that reflects the true essence of noir as a category of films.

Kiss Me Deadly

A female hitchhiker escapes from a psychiatric hospital and gets picked up by a private investigator. What follows is a story of unravelling that takes the viewer on a journey of questions and answers that unfold in the most thrilling way.

Gilda

Gilda is a quintessential film noir work that tells the story of a woman, a young thug. It combines style, love, intrigue, crime and an unforgettable female protagonist all in one. Watch it for some real femme fatale moments on screen!

The Sweet Smell of Success

This is a film about white collar robbery. Different from the usual narratives about theft that happen amongst the more underprivileged sections, this is the story of bribery, corruption, politics and media that unfolds before the viewer with great style.

Out of the Past

This film is one of the best executions of the noir genre. It follows two men and a woman, and the web of lies, betrayal and revenge that plagues them all eventually. The film was widely acclaimed and watched and is hailed as one of the top noir works of all time.

In A Lonely Place

A film that follows the inner workings of Hollywood, In A Lonely Place is a story about creative minds that go awry into dark holes of thought. Stunning cinematography and memorable performances come together in this film to give an experience of noir like none other.

Sunset Boulevard

One of the most rated noir films ever, this is the story of a struggling screenwriter and a former actress of silent films. She tries to lure him to her in order to make a comeback in films and the film takes on into the fantasy world of writers and actors. This is a film that is referred to as one of the most culturally and aesthetically significant works of cinema of all times.

Double Indemnity

You cannot speak about film noir without mentioning Double Indemnity. The story revolves around an insurance salesman and a wife who wishes her husband dead. Unfolding around the double indemnity clause in insurance where an accidental death of the policy holder doubles the insurance money, this is a story of thrill, revenge, greed and style.

The Reckless Moment

This is a melodrama that tells the story of a mother who meets a local thug to request him to stop seeing her young daughter. The story is filled with deeply conflicting incidents that are intriguing, dramatic and very engaging.

Murder, My Sweet

This is a film that influenced the expansion and experimentations in the film noir genre. Centered around a temporarily blinded detective, this is a story about regret, crime and investigation. All the classic elements of noir films come together in this exciting piece of cinema.

Read More

10 Best Dark Psychological Thrillers to Watch

by Kaylen Summers

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

The Silence of The Lambs

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

Get Out

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

The Girl of The Train

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

Black Swan

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

Gone Girl

 

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

Psycho

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

Shutter Island

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

The Shining

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

The Sixth Sense

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

Us

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

Read More

9 Zombie Apocalypse Movies to Watch on Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

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

Alive

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

Cargo

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

Ravenous

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

Day of the Dead: Bloodline

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

`World War Z

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

KL Zombi

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

Zombieland

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

Rise of the Zombie

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

The Silence

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

Phobia 2

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

Read More

10 Great Japanese Movies Worth Watching

by Kaylen Summers

Japan is a country with a rich aesthetic culture. Though not that mainstream in popular culture, Japan has produced some of the world’s best films ever. Here are a few must-watch Japanese films that will renew your perspective on life and art:

Rashomon

The most prominent name associated with Japanese cinema is that of Akira Kurosawa. He is a master director who has made films that the world still is in awe of. Rashomon is one of his timeless classics. It is the story of how one incident is interpreted from the perspective of 4 different people. Deep in essence and thought, this is a film that will take you on a journey of introspection and self-awareness.

Seven Samurai

This is yet another film by Akira Kurosawa which can be called his magnum opus. Seven Samurai maps the warriors of Japan in a thrilling, action filled yet deeply philosophical narrative. It remains as one of the most brilliant films made in the history of world cinema.

Fireworks

Fireworks is a film that marked the revival of contemporary Japanese film making. It follows the journey of a cop whose daughter dies in a mishap and wife battles a terminal illness. Acclaimed critical in international film circles, Fireworks put Japanese cinema on the map of world cinema once again with its deeply introspective narrative and craft.

Battle Royale

Battle Royale is a Japanese cult classic must watch film for all movie buffs. Quite similar to The Hunger Games, this is a story of a bunch teenagers and young-adults who fight to death in a game that will leave only a single winner in the end. This movie is bolder, deeper and better than The Hunger Games, with a lot of enjoyable dark humour and thrill.

Spirited Away

Fans of animated films are in for a treat. Spirited Away is a beautiful animated fantasy thriller written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki is a master story teller who has a special way with animated story telling. This film is about a 10 year old girl who moves with her family to a new neighbourhood and accidentally enters a world of spirits. Weaving thrill and wonder together, this is a film that will entertain and fascinate your mind.

The Taste of Tea

Yet another film that reflects the cinematic genius of Japanese filmmaking, The Taste of Tea is a critically acclaimed work of absolute brilliance. Set in rural Tokyo, the film follows the lives of a family that tries to give each member’s individual potentials full rein. Watch this film if you like cinema that is entertaining and thought-provoking at the same time.

Departures

The first Japanese winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Departures follows a cellist who takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. Loosely based on Shinmon Aoki’s Coffinman: The Journal of a Buddhist Mortician, the film presents the rituals surrounding death and explores the feelings induced by them.

Nobody Knows

Nobody Knows tells the story of four children aged between five and twelve years old. They are half-siblings, with each of them having different fathers. Because the three youngest children are in the apartment illegally without the landlord’s knowledge or permission, they cannot go outside or be seen in the apartment, and they do not attend school. Their mother leaves them alone for weeks, and finally does not return.  Forced overtime to survive on their own, they can only rely on each other to face the multiple challenges in front of them.

Harakiri

Harakiri is a period film set in the 1600s. It tells the story of Hanshirō Tsugumo, a warrior without a lord. It documents the traditions amongst samurai warriors, their means for survival, war and life. This is the perfect watch for history lovers and lovers of period dramas with an immersive narrative.

Our Little Sister

This is a moving family drama that is both modern and full of heart. It follows the story of 3 sisters who find out that they have an estranged sibling post the death of their father. The story is a warming tale of how they navigate their relationships and reclaim their bond in this mad world.

Read More

10 Fascinating Animated Movies On Disney+

by Kaylen Summers

Animated films transport both children and adults alike into a world that is larger than our imagination. They are inventive and refreshing to watch, especially in difficult times like these. Here are 10 amazing animated films you can watch on Disney +:

Finding Nemo

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

Beauty and the Beast

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

Cinderella

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

Alice in Wonderland

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

Bambi

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

Frozen

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

The Lion King

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

Mulan

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

Ratatouille

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

Zootopia

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

Read More

Every Christopher Nolan Movies Ranked

by Kaylen Summers

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

#11 Following

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

#10 Insomnia

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

#09 The Dark Knight Rises

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

#08 Dunkirk

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

#07 The Prestige

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

#06 Tenet

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

#05 Batman Begins

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

#04 Interstellar

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

#03 Momento

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

#02 The Dark Knight

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

#01 Inception

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

Read More

6 Thanksgiving Movies To Watch This Month

by Kaylen Summers

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

Instant Family

🎬2018 ⌛1h 58m

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

Watch now

The Stream

🎬2013 ⌛1h 26m

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

Watch now

Big Daddy

🎬1999 ⌛1h 34m

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

Watch now

The Princess Switch 2

🎬2020 ⌛1h 37m 

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

Watch now

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

🎬2005 ⌛1h 54m

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

Watch now

Tooth Fairy

🎬2010 ⌛1h 41m

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

Watch now

Read More

Black Beauty (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Disney+ is imagining the classic tale of the Black Beauty in its modern-day adaptation of the Anna Sewell classic. Black Beauty voiced by Kate Winslet is a wild horse who is captured and taken away from her family in the American West. She grows a bond with the young girl named Jo Green and the two carry their relationship through the different stages of her life.

Releasing Date: November 27, 2020

Read More

10 Thrilling Spy Movies On Netflix To Binge Watch This Weekend

by Kaylen Summers

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

The Angel

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

Beirut

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

The Accidental Spy

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

Body of Lies

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

Haywire

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

Argo

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

Munich

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

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

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

The Tourist

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

Snowden

Based on the life and struggles of Edward Snowden, this film traces his conflict-filled journey from being a normal Army recruit to a whistle blower who was bent on exposing the problems in the U.S surveillance programs.

Read More

10 Best Crime Thrillers to Watch on Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

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

The Whistleblower

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

Terminal

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

Salt

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

City of God

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

An American Crime

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

Highway Hitcher

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

The Bank Job

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

Untraceable

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

Wild Things

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

Blue Tiger

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

Read More

10 Scary Monster Movies To Stream On Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

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

Annihilation

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

The Host

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

30 Days of Night

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

Crawl

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

We Are What We Are

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

The Wretched

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

My Bloody Valentine

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

The Field Guide to Evil

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

Depraved

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

Species

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

Read More

10 Amazing Documentaries to Watch on HBO

by Kaylen Summers

Are you among the curious ones? The geek who likes to get to the bottom of stuff?
Here are some of the most intriguing, insightful documentaries on HBO that you can watch to satisfy your curious mind:

Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children

Set in the backdrop of events spanning a timeline between 1979 – 1981, this is a five-part documentary series that chronicles the abduction and murder of at least 30 African – American children and several adults in Atlanta. Through footage of interviews of people close to those who disappeared, this documentary brings out the conflicts of racism and gives insights into the personal impact of a socio-economic problem that has plagued Atlanta for ages.

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson

This is a documentary that visualizes the 30 year-long struggle of Bryan Stevenson and his organization The Equal Justice Initiative. He has done tremendous work in the field of social justice, trying to create an equalizing system in society to end racism and discrimination. His is a story of hope and determination that will truly inspire.

Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind

Following the life and death of actress Natalie Wood through her daughter’s eyes, this is a documentary that brings us closer to the inner life of an artist. It also attempts to put to rest the rumors around her death, which is speculated to have been more than what it looks like.

Being Serena

Tennis champion Serena Williams needs no introduction. Being Serena documents her life and how she navigates her many roles as an athlete, first-time mom, and public personality. It looks back at her illustrious career, her personal life, and the legacy she has been creating for women of color.

Everything is Copy

This is a documentary series that chronicles the life of legendary writer and filmmaker Norah Ephron. It follows the life of Norah right from her days of struggle to her rise to stardom and her journey of screenwriting/film making which revitalized the romantic comedy genre. It captures both her wit, intelligence, and private vulnerabilities with the utmost tenderness.

At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal

This is a daring take on the lives of athletes who were sexually abused and silenced for long by the officials at the Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics. An essential documentary worth watching, this is a work that brings out some unseen problems at the heart of the gymnastics world.

4 Little Girls

4 Little Girls documents the September 15, 1963 murder of four African-American girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama. It was directed by Spike Lee and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary.

Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland

Sandra Bland was arrested for an alleged traffic violation in a tiny Texas town in 2015. Three days later, she was found hanged in a jail cell. Though her death was initially ruled a suicide, it raised more questions this documentary depicts the efforts of her family and their legal team to find out what really happened to her.

Capturing the Friedmans

What initially started as a documentary on people who acted as clowns for children’s birthday parties led to the unearthing of a popular clown man’s heinous crimes of child molestation. This documentary follows the incidents that reveal themselves upon investigation into David Friedman, a clown performer, and his dysfunctional family members.

Jane Fonda in Five Acts

This is an intimate look at the life, achievements, highs, and lows of actress and fitness tycoon Jane Fonda. An Oscar-winning actress, she has had a life full of controversies and transformation bang in the middle of the public eye. This documentary captures her in all her complicated essence.

Read More

10 Scary Movies To Watch On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

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

Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight

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

Watch now

His House

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

Watch now

Room

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

Watch now

Dead Silence

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

Watch now

Halloween

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

Watch now

Cadaver

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

Watch now

Oculus

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

Watch now

The Strangers: Prey at Night

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

Watch now

Annihilation

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

Watch now

House of Wax

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

Watch now

Read More

10 Best Political Movies And Where To Stream Them

by Kaylen Summers

The 2020 presidential election is all over the headlines and while you are waiting for the results, here are some of the best political movies to watch on your streaming services.

The Coldest Game

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

Watch now

JFK

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

Watch now

W.

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

Watch now

The Final Year

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

Watch now

The Campaign

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

Watch now

Vice

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

Watch now

Knock Down The House

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

Watch now

State Of Play

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

Watch now

LBJ

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

Watch now

The Oath

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

Watch now

Read More

8 Classic Alien Movies On HBO Max

by Kaylen Summers

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

Little Shop of Horrors

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

Fantastic Planet

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

Lifeforce

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

Destroy All Monsters

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

*batteries not included

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

Critters 2

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

Alien

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

Galaxy Quest

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

 

Read More

8 Best Sci-Fi Movies On Prime Video Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Coherence

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

Super 8

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

2046

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

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

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

Archive

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

Turbo Kid

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

The Vast of Night

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

Particle Fever

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

Read More

7 Sad Movies That Are Sure To Make You Cry

by Kaylen Summers

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

If Beale Street Could Talk

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

A Walk to Remember

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

One Day

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

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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

My Sister’s Keeper

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

The Fault in Our Stars

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

The Way We Were

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

Read More

8 World Cinema Every Serious Movie Fan Should Watch

by Kaylen Summers

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

Check out this list and start watching them now.

The Bicycle Thieves

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

M

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

The Music Room

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

La Grande Illusion

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

Tokyo Story

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

Citizen Kane

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

The Red and the White

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

Memories of Underdevelopment

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

Read More

Sylvie’s Love (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Sylvie falls in love with a saxophonist who working at her father’s record store in Harlem. They meet again afterfew years and realize that their love has not faded.

Releasing date: 27 January 2020

Read More

Jiu Jitsu (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

When a vicious race of alien invaders strikes the earth, the ancient order of the jiu-jitsu fighters teams up and steps in to save the day. Their only hope is the celebrated war hero who can help them outdo the alien creatures.

Releasing Date: 20 November 2020

Read More

Horizon Line (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Sara and Jackson boarded a single-engine plane for a routine casual flight. However, soon after the takeoff, their pilot suffers a fatal heart attack. They have no idea where they are and a terrifying storm approaching them.  Now, the two must team together to somehow land the plane and save their lives.

Releasing Date: 29 October 2020

Read More

Honest Thief (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

In order to reduce his sentence, a professional robber agrees to return the amount of money that he stole from the bank. However, two cops frame him for a murder and now he must clear his name and bring them to justice before cutting a deal.

Releasing Date: 8 October 2020

Read More

8 Halloween Movies To Watch With Your Family

by Kaylen Summers

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

A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting

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

The Addams Family

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

The Spiderwick Chronicles

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

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

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

ParaNorman

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

The Witches

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

Hubie Halloween

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

‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’

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

Read More

7 Mystery Movies To Stream On Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

The Prestige

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

Gone Girl

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

The Rock

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

Odd Thomas

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

Where’d You Go, Bernadette

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

Children of the Corn

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

Body Cam

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

Read More

New Movies Available For Streaming This Month

by Kaylen Summers

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

Santana

🎬2020 ⌛1h 46m ⚡Crime

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

Unknown Origins

🎬2020 ⌛1h 36m ⚡Mystery

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

mother!

🎬2017 ⌛2h 01m ⚡ Suspense

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

Love, Guaranteed

🎬2020 ⌛1h 31m ⚡Romance

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

The Perfect Stranger

🎬2011 ⌛1h 26m ⚡ Suspense

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

The Festival

2018 ⌛1h 38m ⚡ Comedy

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

Read More

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

by Kaylen Summers

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

Avatar 2

avatar 2 movie stills

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

The Batman

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

Black Widow

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

Candyman

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

Dune

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

Free Guy

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

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

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

No Time to Die

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

Read More

7 Best Netflix Family Movies To Watch With Your Kids

by Kaylen Summers

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

Hugo

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

Ralph Breaks the Internet

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

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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

The Croods

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

The Main Event

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

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

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

Walk. Ride. Rodeo.

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

Read More

8 Best Movies To Stream On HBO Max

by Kaylen Summers

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

Ad Astra

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

Jojo Rabbit

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

Batman Begins

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

Doctor Sleep

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

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

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

The Fighter

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

Ford v Ferrari

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

Gangs of New York

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

Read More

7 Most Underrated Movies of 2020 (So Far)

by Kaylen Summers

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

The Assistant

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

Guns Akimbo

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

The Photograph

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

Color Out of Space

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

Ordinary Love

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

Swallow

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

Horse Girl

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

Read More

7 Movies About Relationships To Watch With Your Crush

by Kaylen Summers

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

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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

Forgetting Sarah Marshall 

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

The Theory of Everything

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

The Notebook

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

Sleepless in Seattle

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

Someone Great

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

Set It Up

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

Read More

Best Action Movies Streaming On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

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

Air Force One (1997)

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

IP Man (2008)

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

Wheelman (2017)

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

The Night Comes For Us (2018)

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

The Debt Collector (2018)

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

Extraction (2020)

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

Read More

7 Weirdest Movies That You Will Ever See

by Kaylen Summers

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

Meet The Feebles

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

Cannibal! The Musical

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

Tromeo & Juliet

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

F For Fake

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

Oz The Great And Powerful

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

The Straight Story

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

Read More

6 Awesome Movies Starring ‘The Friends’ Cast

by Kaylen Summers

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

Courtney Cox in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

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

Matt LeBlanc in Charlie’s Angels 

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

Jennifer Aniston  in Horrible Bosses

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

David Schwimmer in Big Nothing

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

Lisa Kudrow in Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion

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

Matthew Perry in The Whole Nine Yards

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

Read More

Best Documentaries To Stream On Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019)

Filled with twists and turns, The Amazing Johnathan Documentary tells the quest behind unraveling the truth about a dying magician, who used to headline shows in Las Vegas. Twist after twist after twist, the movie is a hilarious and emotional story that is stranger than fiction.

Free Solo (2018)

Alex Honnold is a professional rock climber. Free Solo is the effort and struggle he took in his attempts to conquer the first solo climb of the famed 900-meter El Captain’s vertical rock at Yosemite National Park.

RBG (2018)

When it comes to women empowerment, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is nothing short of a rockstar. She became a lawyer at a time when only a very few were women and lifted herself up to become the second woman to be appointed as the RGB is an intimate telling about her life and career.

Three Identical Strangers (2018)

In the year 1980, on a random day in New York, three complete strangers discover that they’re identical triplets who were separated during the time of their birth. The reunion after 19 long years was quickly shot to international fame. However, it also became the reason to reveal an extraordinary secret that was beyond their lives.

Hail Satan? (2019)

Satanic worshippers are not a thing of fiction and conspiracies anymore. Six years ago, the controversial religion made its mark on history by establishing the Satanic Temple. The believers of this new religion are calling for a Satanic revolution to save the nation and lead its soul to the future.

Amazing Grace (2018)

Aretha Louise Franklin is a beloved American singer, songwriter, and civil rights activist. This musical documentary features the behind-the-scenes events that took place during the recording of her best-selling album. The doc showcases some of the original unseen footage that has resurfaced after more than four decades.

Read More

Latest Movies Coming To Your Streaming Services

by Kaylen Summers

Avengement

🎬2019 ⌛1h 28m 

After getting assaulted for years in prison, lowly criminal Cain breaks out and takes revenge on those who put him there.

Friend Request

🎬2016 ⌛1h 32m

Popular student and social networking addict, Laura accepts a friend request from a social outcast named Marina and gets cursed.

Gringo

🎬2018 ⌛1h 46m

The struggle for survival of businessman Harold Soyinka as he drifts from being a law-abiding citizen to a wanted criminal.

Bad Roomies

🎬2015 ⌛1h 33m 

Two friends find a beautiful woman to replace their old roommate. All was going well until one drunken night.

Horns

🎬2013 ⌛ 1h 55m

After his girlfriend’s mysterious death, a young man starts to notice a strange set of horns growing out of his forehead.

High Strung

🎬2016 ⌛1h 36m

A hip hop violinist and a classical dancer team up to participate in a competition that will change their lives forever.

The Bank Job

🎬2008 ⌛1h 47m

Terry and Martine rob the safe deposit box at a bank to realize that it is actually a treasure trove full of dirty secrets.

Read More

Latest Movies Coming To Netflix Soon

by Kaylen Summers

The Trial of the Chicago 7

🎬2020 ⌛2h 10m 

In 1968, a peaceful protest turned violent, the organizers get accused of conspiracy and it leads to one of the most notorious trials in history.

Assassination Nation

🎬2018 ⌛1h 48m 

When a mysterious hack exposed some secrets, four selfie-loving friends becomes the target for an angry horde’s revenge.

A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting

🎬2020 ⌛1h 38m

A high schooler gets recruited to a secret society of babysitters who battles the Boogeyman and his monsters.

Love Like the Falling Rain

🎬2020 ⌛1h 26m

A young man struggles to confess his love to his best friend. However, things take a wrong turn when she fall for another man.

Disconnect

https://youtu.be/ptj58b7zhHc

🎬2018 ⌛1h 47m

Kenyan romantic comedy film exploring the dating scene in Nairobi and how it affects personal individual relationships

Read More

Best Movie Recommendations To Stream Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Playing With Fire

🎬2019 ⌛1h 35m 

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

Terminator: Dark Fate

🎬2019 ⌛2h 08m

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

The King’s Choice

🎬2017 ⌛2h 10m

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

Scream 4

🎬2011 ⌛1h 51m 

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

Guns Akimbo

🎬2020 ⌛ 1h 33m

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

Book of Blood

🎬2009 ⌛1h 36m

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

Fright Night

🎬2015 ⌛1h 56m

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

Read More

Most Recommended Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

If you are wondering what to watch this weekend, then here are some exciting movies that are currently trending on your streaming platform.

Hubie Halloween

🎬2020 ⌛1h 43m 

Hubie Dubois is a laughing stock for everyone. However, when things started to get spooking on the Halloween night, it is up to Hubie to save everyone.

Mandy

🎬2018 ⌛2h 01m 

When their peaceful life got destroyed, Red and Mandy decided to go on a path of bloody vengeance.

Vampires vs. the Bronx

🎬2020 ⌛1h 26m

When vampires starts to invade, three gusty kids are forced to protect their neighborhood in the Bronx from the blood-sucking creatures.

Rough Night

🎬2017 ⌛1h 41m

After 10 years, five friends reunite once again for a wild bachelorette party in Miami. The night goes out of hand and they ends up killing a male stripper.

The Mule

🎬2018 ⌛1h 56m

In order to overcome his financial straits, an old horticulturalist is forced to become a delivery driver for a Mexican drug cartel.

Read More

6 Netflix Movies That You Should Definitely Watch

by Kaylen Summers

The Wrong Missy

🎬2020 ⌛1h 30m

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

All Day And A Night

🎬2020 ⌛ 2h 01m

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

The Young Offenders

🎬2016 ⌛1h 23m

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

Truth or Dare

🎬2018 ⌛1h 40m

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

Cargo

🎬2018 ⌛1h 44m

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

The  F**k It List

🎬2019 ⌛1h 43m

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

Read More

Best Underrated Netflix Movies For You To Stream This Weekend

by Kaylen Summers

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

Gerald’s Game

🎬2017 ⌛1h 43m 

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

Upgrade

🎬2018 ⌛1h 39m

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

The Last Days of American Crime

🎬2020 ⌛2h 29m 

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

Acts of Vengeance

🎬2017 ⌛1h 26m

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

Fractured

🎬2019 ⌛1h 40m

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

The Babysitter

🎬2017 ⌛1h 25m 

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

Read More

Dune (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Dune is the latest reboot to a franchise. In the 1970s, Alejandro Jodorowsky attempted a remake and ended up failing miserably. Later, it was David Lynch who made a flat adaptation in the 1980s. The movie takes place in a far off universe.

Releasing Date: 2021

Read More

Save Yourselves! (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Debuting at the Sundance Film Festival, this movie is about a young Brooklyn couple who goes to an upstate cabin in order to unplug from their phones and hoping to reconnect with each other. Meanwhile, the world goes under attack and the two are only left with their devices to help them.

Releasing Date: 2 October 2020

 

Read More

2067 (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

In the future, drastic climate change has forced human beings to live on artificial oxygen. The synthetic oxygen is causing an illness that is killing most humans. The hope or survival comes in the form of a message from the future asking to send Nathan Whyte.

Releasing Date:

Read More

The Boys in the Band (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: September 30, 2020

Read More

The Comeback Trail (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: November 13, 2020.

Read More

6 Best Documentaries Available On Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

Streaming platforms like Amazon Prime has a wide range of documentaries that are both intriguing and moving. Here are some of the best ones that are worth streaming on Prime Video.

One Child Nation (2019)

China’s one-child policy is a well-known social experiment conducted by the government. The policy was introduced as a measure to prevent the overpopulation crisis of the nation. Spread from 1979 to 2015, it has shaped many generations of parents and children. One Child Nation looks at the elements of this cruel intervention and how it affected the various classes of people. 

Life Off Grid (2015)

In Canada, a group of people decided to undergo a personal journey. Disconnecting from the existing system, they chose to build new lives around renewable energy and live it for a period of two years. Little did they know that the results of their personal challenge would end up beautiful, inspiring, and a documentary worth watching.

The Brain That Changes Itself (2008) 

Based on the best-selling book by psychologist and researcher Dr. Norman Doidge, this documentary of the same name reveals how the human brain is not hard-wired by age 18. His ground-breaking research made people understand that grown-up people are actively changing and adapting to new challenges and scenarios over time.

The Milky Way (2014)

Breastfeeding is one of the natural processes in all known mammals. However, in humans, it comes with many cultural and political roadblocks. Why?! This family documentary is about renowned lactation consultants Jennifer Davidson and Chantal Molnar who are out to explore, identify, and change the challenges faced by breastfeeding women.

Hale County, This Morning This Evening (2018)

This critically acclaimed doc talks about the intimate and personal moments of the black people living in Hale County, a region known commonly as the Black Belt of Alabama. Offering a kaleidoscopic view of black lives in the 2010s, the documentary keeps its frames aways from the normal depiction of blacks in relationship to white lives.

The Witness (2015)

It was in 1964 that Kitty Genovese was brutally murdered in Kew Gardens of Queens. Even when there were about 38 people watching the incident, no one took any action. The Witness tells the emotional and powerful tale of how the death of Kitty still stands as a reminder for taking action.

Read More

Best Adventure Movies Streaming On Prime Video

by Kaylen Summers

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

Train to Busan

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

Mission: Impossible: Fallout

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

Logan Lucky

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

Baby Driver

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

Coco

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

Stagecoach

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

Apocalypse Now

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

Read More

What’s New On Your Streaming Services This September

by Kaylen Summers

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

All Together Now

🎬2020 ⌛1h 33m ⚡Drama

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

Same Kind of Different As Me

🎬2017 ⌛1h 59m ⚡Drama

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

Trolls World Tour

🎬2020 ⌛1h 31m ⚡ Animation

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

Get Duked!

🎬2020 ⌛1h 26m ⚡ Horror

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

The Sleepover

🎬2020 ⌛1h 43m ⚡Comedy

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

The Courier

🎬2019 ⌛1h 39m ⚡ Thriller

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

Read More

Liked ‘The Social Dilemma’? Here Are The Best Netflix Documentaries To Watch Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Netflix’s latest release ‘The Social Dilemma’ is one of the most viewed documentaries on the platform. If you have already seen the movie and are looking for other moving documentaries, then you are in luck. We have made a list of the best ones that are worth streaming.

Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)

In the mid-’70s, a sociopath named Bob “B” Berchtold got obsessed with the 12-year-old daughter, Jan, and kidnaps her- not once but twice. The documentary is another terrifying testimony on how one man’s lies can destroy the lives of many.

Don’t F**k with Cats (2019)

This three-part docuseries is about a group of internet users who are out to find a psychopath who is obsessed with cruelly torturing and killing cats and posting it on the internet. Things take a turn for the worse when he actually goes on to kill an actual person.

I Called Him Morgan (2017)

A uniquely captivating music documentary is about jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan recounted by his killer and widow, Hellen Morgan. With friends and fellow jazz musicians, this is one of the pulpiest biographical docufilms ever.

Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)

Jim Carry portrayed the famous Andy Kaufman in the 1999 biopic, Man on the Moon. This documentary tells the behind-the-scenes story of how the actor’s method acting madness to portray one of the most influential figures in comedy.

The Keepers (2017)

If you are into true crime docs, then The Keepers is the right pick for you. The documentary has everything to do with micro and macro layers of crimes like sexual abuse, murder, police, corruption, and the Catholic Church.

Evil Genius (2018)

Brain Wells is your normal, everyday, pizza deliveryman. One fine day he walks into a bank to rob it with a bomb attached to his body. What drove a nobody like him into one of the complex criminal minds. This four-parter documentary goes deep into that.

Read More

6 Movies That Are Too Good To Stream Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

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

Someone Great

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

The Terminal

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

📺Watch Movie: Amazon Prime

Charlie Wilson’s War

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

📺Watch it on: Hulu

Time to Hunt

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

Honey Boy

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

Mother

What’s it about: Mother is the story about a mother and her teenage son Do-joon. When her mentally-handicapped son is accused of murdering a girl, the mother must go to great lengths to free him.
📺Watch it on: Hulu
Read More

Trending Movies On Netflix This August

by Kaylen Summers

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

Train to Busan

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

The Town

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

Stardust

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

The Kissing Booth 2

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

Seriously Single

What is it about? A social media expert is craving for a committed relationship. However, her bestie is not a fan of relationships and she thinks it is better for her to take up single-hood.
Read More

6 Awesome Movies That Are Worth Rewatching

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some awesome movies that are worth revisiting.

Moonlight

We all have mentors and people who we idolize. For Chiro, a young African-American boy, it was drug dealer Juan that he takes up as his mentor. However, what he didn’t expect was Juan teaching him to understand more about what he wants in life and to seek his own path.

The Host

If you are a fan of kaiju movies, then this one is sure to keep you interested A river-monster created by careless U.S. military personnel in South Korea. This will be the most bizarre and painfully human version of a kaiju movie we’ve ever seen.

Let the Right One

Here is one with a good story that can make you feel happy and good. The story revolves around Oskar whos is a lonely 12-year-old. She is constantly bullied by her classmates. She becomes friends with Eli, the girl next door who comes out only at night.

MILF

You read the name right. But, don’t worry. It’s not exactly what you think (almost). The movie is about Long-time friends in their 40s who decided to navigate through loss and heartbreak by taking a vacation and having some steamy affairs with younger men.
📺WATCH ON NETFLIX>>

Parasite

Everyone knows this Oscar winner. The movie talks about Ki-taek’s family which is poor and unemployed. They slowly ingratiate themselves into the lives of the wealthy and glamorous Parks.

📺 WATCH ON HULU>>

Acts of Vengeance

Ready for some revenge?! Staring the one and only Antonio Banderas, the movie is about a lawyer trains himself to seek revenge for the murder of his wife and child and eliminate the murderers. It is a wonderful thriller and is sure to entertain from start to finish.
📺 WATCH ON NETFLIX>>

Read More

Popular Movies Trending on Netflix, Prime, and Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

Stream the most popular movies trending on NetflixPrime, and Hulu this week.

The Sleepover

Ready for an action-filled comedy flick from Netflix?! When their parents get kidnapped, two siblings and their friends decide to take a wild adventure to save them. Little did they know that they were dealing with a group of international criminals looking for revenge for once cheating them.
Watch it on: NETFLIX

The Crimes That Bind

It’s life. Things can easily go sideways so unexpectedly. That’s what happened with Alicia when she got accused by her son of raping and trying to murder his ex-wife. With things turning bad for her, she much takes a path that will change her life forever.
Watch it on: NETFLIX

Unfriended: Dark Web

A young man buys an old laptop and finds some disturbing footage on it. He shows it to his friends and they discover that it belonged to some underground sadist community from the dark web. Unfortunately, what they didn’t knew was that the owners of the videos were hunting them down and had other plans for him and his friends. Told using computer and smartphone screens, this is one gruesome thriller that you don’t want to miss.
Watch it on: NETFLIX

The Invention of Lying

Can you imagine a world where people don’t lie?  This movie is set in such a world where the concept of lying doesn’t exist. When an unsuccessful screenwriter finally discovers it, he uses it to gain fame and fortune. Unfortunately, lying comes with its consequences and for him, it was not something that he had anticipated.
Watch it on: NETFLIX

Love the Way U Lie

Here is a movie that showcases the beauty of love, the feeling of loss, and falling in love in a mesmerizing way.  A deceased wife uses a spunky, lonely-in-love psychic to get her grieving husband back on track. However, things take a turn when sparks start to fly between them.
Watch it on: NETFLIX

Get Duked!

When four boys decided to go out camping, they didn’t expect it to end up us their worst nightmare. Here is a dark comedy about the four boys who are on survival run through the wilderness, trying to escape a mysterious huntsman.
Watch it on: PRIME VIDEO
Read More

Popular Movies Worth Revisiting This August

by Kaylen Summers

As we are awaiting new releases, now is the right time to re-visit some of the popular movies available on streaming services. Check out our list of movies on NetflixPrime, Hulu… that are worth watching again.

Project Power

This one is the latest addition to the Netflix original movie catalog and revolves around a mysterious new drug that is giving people superpowers. When things go out of control, it is up to an ex-soldier, a teen, and a cop to stop it and save an innocent girl.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Marianne is a young painter of the 18 century. She is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse. However, the problem is that Héloïse must not be aware that she is being sketched. As Marianne nears to completing her work, she started discovering more and more things about Héloïse.

Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep

We all know about Kubrick’s horror masterpiece The Shinning. Though the movie is not exactly the original Stephen King novel, the sequel follows the events of the shinning novel and follows Dan Torrance who realizes that he is not the only one with the supernatural power to ‘shine’.

365 Days

A dominant mafia boss imprisons a woman and gives her one year to fall in love with him. With limited options, she must find a way to escape or fall victim to the ruthless criminal.
Read More

6 Retro Movies That Are Still Too Good Watch

by Kaylen Summers

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

Unforgiven

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

Rosemary’s Baby

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

Midnight Express

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

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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

Awakenings

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

Ghost

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

Popular Movies To Stream On Netflix This August

by Kaylen Summers

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

Fatal Affair

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

The F**k-It List

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

Father Soldier Son

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

Desperados

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

One-Way to Tomorrow

What is it about? Two strangers are on their individual way to Izmir. During their long journey, they cross paths with each other and discover that they share an unexpectedly intertwined romantic past. The two build a bond with each other.
Read More

Best Movies Of All Time That Are Worth Watching

by Kaylen Summers

The Shawshank Redemption

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

The Dark Knight

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

Inception

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

The Silence of the Lambs

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

The Godfather

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

Schindler’s List

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

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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

Pulp Fiction

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

 

Read More

7 Baseball Movies To Watch Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

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

Field of Dreams

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

Moneyball

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

A League of Their Own

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

The Sandlot

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

Bull Durham

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

42

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

61*

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

Read More

7 Netflix Movies About The World’s End

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.

Read More

7 Netflix Movies That Are Super Creepy To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

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

The Ritual

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

I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

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

Murder Party

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

Coraline

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

The Crow

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

The Babysitter

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

Horns

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

Read More

5 Great LGBTQ Movies To Stream Online

by Kaylen Summers

Even before the industry was taken over by the ‘woke’

Bound (1996)

We know the Wachowskis for their cult-classic work Matrix. However, before their big-budget outing, their debut movie was centered around lesbian romance and the major studios were not okay with the idea. Thus the siblings had to go with a $6 million budget this gem of an LGBTQ cinema.

Boys Don’t Cry (1999)

Before Hollywood movie studios were open to talking about LGBTQ themes, movies like Boys Don’t Cry give audiences a glimpse of what was set for them. The movie is a dramatized adaptation of the real-life story of transman Brandon Teena, who was raped and killed by locals after realizing her biological gender.

The Boys in the Band (1970)

An LGBTQ movie in the 70s may sound crazy and it is for this reason that this movie deserves to be on this list. The movie is an onscreen adaptation of Mart Crowley’s popular 1968 off-Broadway play. A remarkable trivia about this movie is that it was released one year after the Stonewall riots.

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

One of the most remarkable LGBTQ movies that came out in the last decade came, Brokeback Mountain had the Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead. The actors play the role of two cowboys who are hired to tend the flock of sheep in Wyoming circa. The two end up developing feelings for each other even though they were married. What makes this movie different is that it showed Hollywood that homosexual romances can have the same intensity and depth as heterosexual relationships.

Call Me by Your Name (2017)

The latest addition to the list of mainstream LGBTQ movies of Hollywood, Call Me By Your Name is one of the most recognized movies on the list. This awards-season juggernaut is an adaptation of André Aciman’s novel by filmmaker Luca Guadinigno and tells the story about 17-year-old Elio who is on the verge of figuring out his sexuality, developing a crush for the twentysomething Oliver.

Read More

6 Tom Hanks Movie That You Haven’t Seen Yet

by Kaylen Summers

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

The Man With One Red Shoe (1985)

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

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

Find Similar Movies>>

The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Try Out Our Smart Movie Recommendations Engine

Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Larry Crowne (2011)

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

Find Similar Movies>>

The Ladykillers (2004)

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Personalised Movie Recommendations

Read More

Attention ‘Dark’ Fans ! Here Are The Best Time Travel Movies To Stream

by Kaylen Summers

If you are looking to take a skip through the space-time continuum, then these movies are going to help you with that.

The Lake House (2006)

Time travel movies can be really be confusing at times. Take this movie for example. Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock are writing letters to each other and exchanges them through a mailbox. The only problem is that she is reading and writing the letter only two years apart from when he is reading and writing it. Will they be able to see each other finally?! Guess you will have to watch the movie to find that one out.

Find Similar Movies>>

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Harry Potter and time travel may sound mindblowing for the hardcore fans of the friendly wizard. In Prisoner of Azkaban that dream comes true. Through time travel is not the main plot of this adaptation, it serves as one of the major plot points in the movie. With the help of  Hermione’s Time-Turner, Harry and his friends are out to save Sirius Black and a hippogriff.

Find Similar Movies>>

Try Out Our Smart Movie Recommendations Engine

Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

Some might say that after watching Back To The Future,  Francis Ford Coppola was so inspired that he made a rehash version of it, but for now, tells just list this us one of the most entertaining time travel movies in which Kathleen Turner travels back to the doo-wop era of the 1960s. Given the chance to relive her high school life again, will she be able to stop herself from doing the same mistakes all over again?

Find Similar Movies>>

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

If you are talking about time-travel movies with a cult following, then nothing can top the charts like this one. With a goofy time-machine and some slack-jawed screen performances from Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves, this comedy had the actors as two teens who are off to find famous personalities in time so that they can escape from failing in history. The reasons you have for time travel!!

Find Similar Movies>>

Run Lola Run (1998)

This one has a fan-base of its own. The central character Lola is told by her boyfriend that he lost a bag with 100,000 deutschemarks and if he doesn’t find it, his criminal boss will kill him. As Lola tries and fails each time, the 20-minute loop resets and she is left it try it again. If you thought that time-travel is confusing how about being stuck in a time loop?!!

Find Similar Movies>>

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

Ladies and gentlemen, this is perhaps the craziest and most insanely funny time-travel movie you might have ever seen. John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke are on their way back to the 1980s, where they will set off some of the most rollercoaster events ever. And Guess what their time machine is: a ‘bathtub’.

Find Similar Movies>>

Personalised Movie Recommendations

Read More

6 Forgotten Masterpieces of World Cinema

by Kaylen Summers

These hidden gems of world cinema are worth seeing for any movie-buff.

Archipelago (2010)

Directed by Joanna Hogg, this arthouse movie was a disaster at the box-office. The quite drama follows the central character of Edward as he gathers with his family after giving up on a job that could have him travel across the world.  Depicting the character onscreen is Tom Hiddleston, in one of his best performances till the date. Watch the movie for how the directly brilliantly handled the laughable quirks of the English upper-middle class.

Watch now

Find Similar Movies>>

Cloud Atlas (2012)

We all know the Wachowski siblings from the cult-classic Matrix movies. The directors are teaming up with Tom Tykwer for this adaptation of David Mitchell’s novel of the same name. The movie takes us through six stories taking place at different periods of time, staring a strong ensemble of actors including  Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Doona Bae, and Halle Berry.

Watch now

Find Similar Movies>>

Down With Love (2003)

Here is a throwback to the ‘no-sex sex comedies’ of the late ’50s and ’60s. Starring Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor, this movie is a fabulously entertaining piece of cinema that celebrates the innuendo-filled rom-coms of the past.

Watch now

Find Similar Movies>>

Try Out Our Smart Movie Recommendations Engine

Dredd (2012)

Comic fans may already be familiar with Judge Dredd series. Unfortunately, they might not even have heard about the commercially flopped movie version of the popular comics. You can say whatever you want about the movie, but it still stands as a wonderful watch. The movie follows Dredd and a rookie policewoman out to win a fight with a sadistic mob boss.

Watch now

Find Similar Movies>>

Killing Them Softly (2012)

Directed by Andrew Dominik, the movie more of a follow up to his brutal revisionist Western, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. With a cast consisting of James Gandolfini, Ben Mendelsohn, and Ray Liotta, the movie has some brilliant screen performances and some impressively funny moments. If your fan of the hard-boiled ’70s crime novels, then this is the right pick for you.

Watch now

Find Similar Movies>>

Premium Rush (2012)

Wilee is a bicycle delivery man who ends up being a part of a criminal conspiracy when he gets hold of a package that is tied up with the criminal world. Now, he has to somehow escape from the ruthless criminals before that find and kill him. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon, the movie had everything you need for a good adrenaline-pumping thriller.

Watch now

Find Similar Movies>>

Personalised Movie Recommendations

Read More

Most Viewed Movies Streaming Now

by Kaylen Summers

365 Days

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

The Grudge

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

Crawl

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

A.X.L.

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

Wild Card

🎥2015 ⚡Suspense ⌛1h 32m
A Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills gets it into trouble with the mob when he hits the son of a powerful mob boss.
Read More

6 Popular Movies Streaming Online Now.

by Kaylen Summers

Here are the most viewed movies streaming on your OTT platform now.

Lost Bullet

🎥2020 ⚡Crime Thriller ⌛1h 33m
After getting accused of a murder, a genius mechanic with a criminal past is of to track down a missing car to prove his innocence.

7500

🎥2020 ⚡Drama ⌛1h 32m
The Berlin-Paris flight is about to get hijacked by terrorists and a young American pilot is off to save the passengers and flight crew.

The Lodge

🎥2019 ⚡Horror ⌛1h 48m
Grace and his boyfriend’s children are stuck in a holiday home during a hard blizzard. Inside the lodge some of the terrifying events from her past start to hunt him.
Try Out Our Smart Movie Recommendations Engine

The Nun

🎥2018 ⚡Horror ⌛1h 36m
A young nun and a priest are traveling to Romania to uncover the secret mysteries behind a dark spirit haunting a sacred site.

Bad Boys for Life

🎥2020 ⚡Action Thriller ⌛2h 03m
The Bad Boys are back in the game, but it looks like the game has changed and some new players are out to settle an old score.

Abominable

🎥2019 ⚡Animation ⌛1h 32m
A group of youngsters is on a mission to get a Yeti named Everest back to his family on the mountain.
Personalised Movie Recommendations
Read More

Most Watched Movies On Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

Try Out Our Smart Movie Recommendations Engine

Stay entertained with these awesome movies on Amazon Prime Video.

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow

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

Berlin Syndrome

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

Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep

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

Crawl

🎥2019 ⚡Horror, Thriller ⌛1h 27m
Killer crocodiles are on the loose and as the huge hurricane is flooding the town, it is not easy to stay alive and unhurt.
Personalised Movie Recommendations
Read More

6 Trending Movies On Prime Video

by Kaylen Summers

Take a look at the popular movies available on Amazon Prime Video.

The Vast of Night

🎥2020 ⚡Sci-fi, Mystery ⌛1h 30m
Two radio-obsessed teens of the 1950s discover a strange frequency over the airwaves and they believe that the signal is related to something extraterrestrial.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

🎥2019⚡Drama⌛2h 1m
Set in 1770 France, painter Marianne was commissioned to do the wedding portrait of a young woman named Héloïse, without her knowing it.

The Wailing

🎥2016 ⚡Horror, Mystery ⌛2h 29m
A mysterious sickness starts spreading across a small village and a police officer is out to solve the mystery behind it.
Try Out Our Smart Movie Recommendations Engine

The Imitation Game

🎥2014 ⚡Biopic, Drama ⌛1h 54m
Based on the life of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the race against time to decipher the German enigma code during the dark days of World War II.

Moonlight

🎥2016⚡Drama⌛1h 50m
Chiron is a young African-American boy who takes drug dealer Juan as his mentor. He teaches him to seek for his own path.

The Lodge

🎥2020 ⚡Horror, Suspense ⌛1h 48m
Grace and her boyfriend’s two children are trapped in an isolated holiday home where terrifying events from her past are summoned.
Personalised Movie Recommendations
Read More

7 Popular Movies To Stream On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the most viewed movies on Netflix.

The Babysitter

🎥2017 ⚡Teen Horror ⌛1h 25m
Cole discovers that his hot babysitter is part of a satanic cult. Now, he must save himself from getting killed by them.

The Platform

🎥2020 ⚡Sci-Fi Thriller ⌛1h 34m
In a vertical prison, the prisoners above are given lavish meals while the lower ones are starved to death. This results in a rebellion.

The Perfect Date

🎥2019 ⚡Romantic Comedy ⌛1h 30m
To earn money for college, high school teen poses a fake date for others. However, when real motions start to emerge, things get heated.

Roma

🎥2018 ⚡Drama ⌛2h 14m
Set against the domestic and political turmoil in 1970s Mexico, the movie is the journey of a domestic worker and her family.
Try Out Our Smart Movie Recommendations Engine

Dallas Buyers Club

🎥2013 ⚡Biopic, Drama ⌛1h 56m
Ron Woodroof is a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS during 1986.

The Cloverfield Paradox

🎥2018⚡Sci-Fi Mystery⌛1h 42m
The testing of a device to solve the energy crisis results in the formation of a dark alternate reality.

Fractured

🎥2019⚡Mystery Thriller⌛1h 40m
When his injured wife and child go missing, a man must find the secrets that the hospital is hiding.
Personalised Movie Recommendations
Read More

6 Popular Movies Trending On Netflix Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

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

The Last Days of American Crime

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

The Lovebirds

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

Acts of Vengeance

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

Snowpiercer

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

The Wrong Missy

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

Extraction

🎥2020 ⚡Action Thriller ⌛1h 57m
A mercenary is sent into Bangladesh to rescue a drug lord’s kidnapped son. However, the mission turns into a soul-searching race to survive.
Watch now
Read More

Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: 13 August 2020

Read More

Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing Date: July 17, 2020

Read More

Peninsula: Train to Busan 2 (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Following the events of Train To Busan, this movie is more of a sequel to the zombie apocalyptic flick. Revolving around the same premise, the movie takes place after the event of the first part and has new characters in the lead hunting down the zombies.

Releasing Date: July, 2020

Read More

Relic (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

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

Releasing date: July 10, 2020

Read More

6 Hilarious Movies On Prime Video

by Kaylen Summers

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

Troop Zero

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

Brittany Runs A Marathon

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

Late Night

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

The Terminal (2004)

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

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

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

Best Korean Movies To Stream On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Fan of Korean movies?! Then you should watch these movies for sure.

Lucid Dream

🎥2017 ⚡Sci-fi Thriller ⌛1h 41m
What’s It About: More of a chilling twist on Inception, this movie follows a father who is trying to find his missing daughter after three years, with the help of lucid dreams.

Psychokinesis

🎥2018 ⚡Superhero Comedy ⌛1h 41m
What’s It About: A father who suddenly came to know of his superpowers is out to save his daughter from losing everything that she lived for.

High Society

🎥2018 ⚡Social Drama ⌛2h 17m
What’s It About: A politically ambitious economics professor and his art gallery curator wife are doing everything they can to earn the über-elite status

Tune in for Love

🎥2019 ⚡Romance ⌛2h 02m
What’s It About: A student and a teenager meet at a bakery during the 1990s. Even though they try to find each other again through the years, fate seems to keep them apart.

Steel Rain

🎥2018 ⚡Action Thriller ⌛2h 19m
What’s It About: In the middle of a political coup, a North Korean agent escapes. In order to keep him alive, he takes the country’s injured leader.
Read More

Best Comedy Movies To Stream On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

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

Between Two Ferns: The Movie

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

The Other Guys

🍅78% ⌛1h 56m 🎬2010
What’s It About: Desk-bound NYPD detectives Gamble and Hoitz garner decides to prove themselves when a minor case turns out to become a big deal.
Try Out Our Smart Movie Recommendations Engine

Set It Up

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

The Young Offenders

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

Dolemite Is My Name

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

Coffee & Kareem

🍅20%  ⌛1h 28min 🎬2020
Police officer James Coffee is in a new relationship with Vanessa Manning. Her son plans to scare of his mother’s new boyfriend backfires and ends up exposing his family to a secret network of criminal activity.
Read More

6 Best Mind-Blowing Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Check out this list of movies that are sure to make you question everything.

The Perfection (2019)

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.

Gerald’s Game (2017)

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.

The Invitation (2015)

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.

 Primal Fear (1996)

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.

Raw (2016)

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.

Burning (2018)

Jongsu is a deliveryman. One day, he meets Haemi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood. The two get close to each other. However, after her trip to Africa, things started to be different. She meets young and enigmatic Ben during the trip and becomes friends with him. The three of them start hanging out together. Soon, Jongsu finds that Haemi has gone missing and he takes it upon herself to find where she is.

Read More

8 Superhero Movies On Hulu Worth Watching

by Kaylen Summers

These superhero movies and documentaries are best that you can stream on Hulu.

Batman & Bill

We were always told that Bob Kane was the sole creator of  Batman. However, it is not the whole truth. This documentary is included in this list because it shed light on one of the most unsung heroes of the comic book industry- Bill Finger, a struggling writer, who actually helped invent the iconic superhero, Batman.

Watch now

Find Similar Movies >>

Spider-Man

When a genetically altered spider bites a nerdy high school student Peter Parker, he is given with astonishing powers to become one of the most powerful superheroes in the known universe. Watch everyone’s favorite web-slinger in action.

Watch now

Find Similar Movies >>

Batman Begins

When his father and mother were killed before his eyes in a dark ally in Gotham, it drove billionaire Bruce Wayne into a path of vengeance. However, over the years with a proper vengeance he channeled that anger and drive for revenge into fighting crime and defeating the corruption that plagues Gotham City. For that, he becomes the masked vigilante known as Batman.

Watch now

Find Similar Movies >>

The Dark Knight

Along with Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman is dismantling the remaining criminal organizations of Gotham City. As their partnership started growing more effective, the criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker appears to bring chaos to the city and eliminate Batman forever.

Watch now

Find Similar Movies >>

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

In order to stop a world war from happening, a team of ‘superheroes’ are assembled. We all know these characters from their famous storylines from Victorian literature. Their mission is to work together against a cunning villain.

Watch now

Find Similar Movies >>

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Wonderwoman is one of the most famous characters and powerful woman protagonists from the pages of DC comics. The character was created by  Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist. Apparently, his creation in 1941 also inspired him to invent the modern lie detector test.

Watch now

Find Similar Movies >>

Ingrid Goes West

Taylor Sloane is a social networking star who leads a seemingly perfect life. Ingrid becomes obsessed with Taylor’s life and decides to move to the west to become her friend. However, her behavior soon turns unsettling and dangerous, as her inner demons start to pop out to reveal her true colors.

Watch now

Find Similar Movies >>

I Kill Giants

High school student Sophia becomes friends with Barbara. She reveals to Sophia that ‘she kills giants’ to protect her hometown and its inhabitants. This behavior becomes suspicious and strange for her as she tries to figure out the truth behind all this.

Watch now

Find Similar Movies >>

Read More

9 Must-Watch Arthouse Sci-fi Films

by Kaylen Summers

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

 Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Timecrimes (2007)

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

Find Similar Movies>>

 Hard to be a God (2013)

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Midnight Special (2016)

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Alphaville

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Repo Man (1984)

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

Find Similar Movies>>

 High Life (2018)

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Fantastic Planet (1973)

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Primer (2004)

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Read More

8 Best Alien Movies To Stream On Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

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

Super 8

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Prospect

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Try Out Our Smart Movie Recommendations Engine

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Star Trek: Insurrection

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

Find Similar Movies>>

The X Files: I Want to Believe

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Planet 51

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Read More

Best Food Documentaries On Prime Video Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Take a look at these food documentaries on Prime Video that can change the way you look at food.

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

Weighing more than 100 pounds and loaded up in steroids, Joe Cross was already having a leg in the grave. Adding to that he was also suffering from autoimmune disease- a disorder in which the human body recognizes itself as a thread. As Joe has reached the end of his rope and hope, he decides to not let go without a fight. Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead is his inspiring journey in which Joe took up the personal mission to regain his health.

Find Similar Movies>>

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

We are obsessively proud of the food we have on our tables. From our Instagram pages to countless cooking shows and foodie blogs, food has become more of a status symbol than a basic need. Unfortunately recklessness generates unbelievable volumes of food wastes every year.  Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant are taking a deep dive into the issue of food waste, by exploring farms, retails, and even through our fridges.

Find Similar Movies>>

King Corn

Corn is one food item that has dominated the food pyramid of the fast-food nation for a very long time. How did this ultra-industrial, pesticide-laden, heavily-subsidized commodity become the key ingredient in most of the American fast-food? Two college buddies are out to find out the secret behind this by growing an acre of corn with the help of some real farmers, heaps of fertilizer and some genetically modified seeds.

Find Similar Movies>>

Try Out Our Smart Movie Recommendations Engine

Farmageddon

When a mom feeds her son raw milk, and real food from farms, all his allergies, and asthma are healed. Realizing the health benefits,  people from around the country formed private clubs to get these foods. However, the state and local governments turn against them and start raiding their farms.

Find Similar Movies>>

Planet

Three men are on a life-long search to find the diet that is good for not just our health, but also the environment and the future of our planet. This visual treat showcasing some of the best and tastiest food you can ever see on you screens.

Find Similar Movies>>

Dive!

Every day thousands of dollars of food are being dumped into the waste. These products are mostly good and can feed the nation’s poor and hungry. Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and his circle of friends are one a journey, taking dumpster dives in the back alleys and gated garbages of supermarkets to unravel the truth behind good food grocery stores are wasting.

Find Similar Movies>>

Eating Alabama

When life started to become complex, a couple decided to make it simple by eating how their grandparents did. Changing to a local and seasonal diet, they soon realized their food system has changed with the farmers who once populated their family histories. This documentary is about how food and sustainability is interconnected and about why food matters.

Find Similar Movies>>

Personalised Movie Recommendations

Read More

The Best Romantic Movies on Netflix Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some romantic movies that are sure to make you feel warm and cozy inside.

Blue Jay

It’s not like every day that you see your former high-school sweetheart  on a store. Well, it happened for Jim and Amanda when they returned to their small hometown in California. Their by-chance meeting led the two formal lovers into a long conversation reflecting their shared past and how their lives have changed over the years into what they have now. Warning: If you are going through a break up, then be sure to keep some tissues at reach.

Jerry Maguire

It was going all well for sports agent Jerry Maguire until he decided to get himself fired by exposing the corruptions happening in his own profession. Despite the huge setback, he decided to start an agency of his own. However, the only client he ended up having was Rod Tidwell, an egomaniacal football player. Now, the two has to work it out and overcome the obstacles as a team.

The Lobster

Ready for some sci-fi romantic comedy?! In the near dystopian future, the laws are against people being single. Those who are not in a romantic relationship are taken to The Hotel, where they meet other single people and are obliged  fall in love within forty-five days . If you fail, you will be transformed into beasts and send off into The Woods. Guess the future is not looking good for single people!

Silver Linings Playbook

Former teacher Pat spent more than eight months in a mental institution after getting attacked by his wife’s lover.  After getting released from the institution his out to set things straight with his wife and get back together. Will there be a happy ending to this modern love story? Guess you will have to stream it to find out.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Based on the trilogy of novels of the same name written by Jenny Han, this one-of-a-kind romantic tales tells the story of a shy teenage girl named Lara Jean Song-Covey. She writes five letters for five boys that she had crush on. She never indented to send it out, but her sister had other plans. Now, the poor girl has to confront all her crushes and make them understand what was going on. Talk about getting embarrassed in high-school.

Always Be My Maybe

Always Be My Maybe was nothing short of a huge success for Netflix and also a wonderful addition to the romantic comedy genre. The movie revolves around the famous chef Sasha and hometown musician Marcus seeing each other after 15 long years. Sasha is both rich and famous, while Marcus is helping his dad out with their family business. With both of them struggling to adapt to the other’s world, will they be able to feel the old sparks of attraction again?

Hitch

Ever felt like you didn’t go the right moves to woo the girl of your dreams. That’s when dating coach Alex ‘Hitch’ Hitchens comes in. He can teach you the right set of moves to make anyone fall in love. He was mentoring a bumbling client named Albert to win the heart of Allegra Cole,  Hitch found himself having his own romantic setbacks with the tabloid reporter Sara Melas. Though both the client and mentor made a good first run, it turns out that Sara was actually digging for dirt on Allegra Cole’s love life. This threatens to destroy both relationships.

Blue Is the Warmest Color

It is considerable rare to to have a good, emotionally balanced, normal LGBTQ love story. Though we are getting some new entries into this genre during the past year, none will ever mach the depth and emotions of Blue Is the Warmest Color. The movie is about a young girl named  Adèle whose life changed when she meet Emma, a young woman with blue hair.  It was experiences with the her that helps grow, seek herself and fins herself transforms into an adult.

The One I Love

Ethan and Sophie are at the verge of separation and in order to save their relationship, they decided to go on a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway. Their attempts to save their marriage started off as a romantic and fun retreat, but soon turned into surreal. The couple soon realizes that it is high time that they examine themselves, their relationship, and their future.

 

Read More

10 Awesome Movies Based On Real Life

by Kaylen Summers

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

The King’s Speech

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

Find Similar Movies>>

The Pianist

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

Find Similar Movies>>

The Social Network

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

Find Similar Movies>>

There Will Be Blood

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Dallas Buyers Club

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

Find Similar Movies>>

The Irishman

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

Find Similar Movies>>

The Great Escape

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

Find Similar Movies>>

The Disaster Artist

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Rocketman

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Pride

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Read More

9 Fantasy Movies To Stream On Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

If you are a fan of the fantasy movie genre, here are the best ones for you to stream on Hulu.

The Osiris Child

There is nothing like a combination of science and fantasy. Surreal imaginations grounded in science give these stories the best-of-both-world feeling that we all enjoy on-screen. ‘The Osiris Child‘ is not any different. The movie takes place in the future where interplanetary colonization is a common process. An unlikely pair is trying to escape from an impending global crisis while confronting the monsters that live inside us all.

Find Movies Similar To The Osiris Child>>

I Still See You

Ever seen a romantic supernatural thriller? Then, here is one that is sure to leave you spellbound. The movie takes place ten years after an apocalyptic event. The world is haunted by ghosts and Roni gets a threatening message from someone beyond the grave. Now she has to join hands with her mysterious classmate, Kirk and descends into a shadow world to stop a cunning killer.

Find Similar Movies>>

Conan the Barbarian

Long before Jason Mamoa stole our hearts us DC’s Aquaman and the Dothraki king  Khal Drago, there was Conan the warrior.  The movie has Mamoa as Conan, going on a quest that becomes an epic battle against his mighty rivals, horrifying monsters, and unmanageable obstacles. Soon,  he realizes that his mission is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from the supernatural evil.

Find Similar Movies>>

I, Frankenstein

We all know the tale of Dr. Frankenstein’s shocking creation of Adam. After 200, he still walks the earth. However, things took a turn when he gets involved in a war over the fate of humanity, and above all, he soon realizes that he is the key to humankind’s destruction.

Find Similar Movies>>

The Monkey King 3

The Chinese blockbuster fantasy series gets its third installment. The movie brings us back to the Monkey King (Aaron Kwok) in his most action-packed adventure yet! The Monkey King and his companions are continuing their epic journey to the West. However, on their path they are captured by the Queen of an all-female land, who assumes that the travelers are part of an ancient prophecy proclaiming the fall of her kingdom. With their sorcery and charm, will the travelers be able to escape before getting killed?

Find Similar Movies>>

Tamara

Ready for some horror-fantasy movie?! This movie is about an unattractive girl named Tamara.  She used to get bullied a lot by her peers. However, after her death, she returns as a sexy seductress to take revenge on those who are responsible for her death.

Find Similar Movies>>

Gintama

Fans of Animes might already be familiar with his movie, A live-action version of the anime of the same name, the movie is set in a time when aliens have already invaded and taken over feudal Tokyo. A young samurai is out to find work in this world in whatever he can.

Find Similar Movies>>

Treasure Hounds

When young Jack moved into his late grandfather’s house, he was not expecting to inherit the old man’s dog, Skipper and he was definitely not expecting him to talk! But, that’s not all. The sassy pooch reveals to Jack that his Grandpa has left a priceless treasure somewhere hidden in the town. Joining forces with some clever neighbor kids, they are out to find the treasure before the bad guys get it all for themselves.

Find Similar Movies>>

Border

A border guard is gifted with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers. One day she encounters the first person she is unable to prove guilty. This dilemma forces her to come face to face with the terrifying revelations about herself and humankind.

Find Similar Movies>>

Read More

6 Popular TV Shows On Netflix Now

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some binge-worthy shows on Netflix for you to stream.

The Blacklist

🕵️‍♀️Crime, Drama 🎬7 Seasons 📺152 Episodes
What’s it about: A brilliant fugitive is ready to help the FBI catch the bad guys, only if rookie profiler Elizabeth Keen works as his partner.

Sweet Magnolias

🎭Drama 🎬1 Season 📺10 Episodes
What’s it about: Maddie, Helen, and Dana Sue are lifelong friends who help each other juggle between relationships, family, and careers.

Blood & Water

👮‍♂️Crime 🎬1 Season 📺6 Episodes
What’s it about: A Cape Town teen is trying to prove that a private-school swimming star is her sister who got abducted at birth.

The Unremarkable Juanquini

😂Comedy 🎬1 Season 📺7 Episodes
What’s it about: An inept magician makes a wanted criminal disappear as a part of his magic trick. Now, he must pay for what he has done.

White Lines

🕵️‍♀️Mystery, Thriller 🎬1 Season 📺10 Episodes
What’s it about: When her brother’s dead body is found years after his disappearance, Zoe Walker leaves her quiet life behind to solve its a mystery.

Castle Rock

🧟‍♂️Horror 🎬1 Season 📺10 Episodes
What’s it about: Based on the stories by Stephen King, this anthology connects the characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.

 

Read More

7 Movies To Watch If You Love ‘Die Hard’

by Kaylen Summers

If you are a fan of the fast-paced action sequences and enormous explosions from Die Hard movies, then here are some movies that are worth streaming.

Shoot ‘Em Up (2007)

Shootouts are one of the most thrilling sequences in an action movie. But, what makes the shootout in this movie even more thrilling is that the hero has to deliver a woman’s baby in between. That’s not all! With an army of gunmen out to kill him and the baby, it comes on his shoulder to protect him and the baby.

Find Movies Similar To Shoot ‘Em Up>>

xXx (2002)

When it comes to action-packed blockbuster tentpole movies, Vin Diesel is the ideal man for the job. Just like his Fast and Furious franchise, he doesn’t disappoint us in XXX as well. Playing the role of your standard adrenaline junkie who is not afraid of anything, Vin Diesel’s Xander Cage is the hired by the US Government asking him to go on a deadly mission take down the deadly nihilistic named Yorgi.

Find Movie Similar To XXX>>

Crank (2006)

Fans of action movies will not forget the name; Jason Statham. In Crank, Jason plays the role of a professional assassin under the name Chev Chelios. His rival has injected a poison that will kill him if his heart rate lowers. Now, he has to find an antidote, kill the bad guys, and keep his heart rate up to stay alive.

Find Movies Similar To Crank>>

The A-Team (2010)

Col. Hannibal Smith, Capt. H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock, Sgt. Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus, and Lt. Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck are being framed for a crime that they haven’t committed. With the U.S. military forces behind them, they are on the run to clear their names, and along the way helping a few others in need as well.

Find Movies Similar To The A-Team>>

The Last Stand (2013)

A failed operation had led Ray Owens to leave the LAPD and become the sheriff of a quiet US border town of Sommerton Junction. However, his peaceful life didn’t last long as a gang of notorious drug dealers made their way into the town as they were being run down by the FBI. Owens does not want to get involved, but circumstances are making him do it.

Find Movies Similar To The Last Stand>>

Knight and Day (2010)

A list of action movies will never be complete without Tom Cruise. The actor does all his stunts on his own and that makes him the true action hero of Hollywood. Knight and Day have Tom Cruise paired with Cameron Diaz as the two are on a glamorous and deadly adventure. Shifting alliances and unexpected betrayals, this action movie quickly set its explosive narrative into motion.

Find Movies Similar To Knight And Day>>

The Expendables (2010)

What if we get a chance to see all our favorite action superstars in the same movie?! The answer to that is The Expendables. Led by none other than Sylvester Stallone, the movie centers around a group of highly skilled mercenaries who are out on a mission to assassinate the dictator of a small South American island.

Find Movie Similar To The Expendables>>

Read More

6 Funny Movies To Watch On Hulu This June 2020

by Kaylen Summers

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

Zombieland

🍅90% ⌛1h 28m 🎬2009
What’s It About: When a zombie apocalypse turned the world into a battleground, a group of misfits must get along to stay alive.
Where To Stream: Hulu

Captain Fantastic

🍅82% ⌛1h 58m 🎬2016
What’s It About: A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.
Where To Stream: Hulu
Try Out Our Smart Movie Recommendations Engine

Fighting with My Family

🍅93% ⌛1h 48m 🎬2019
What’s It About: When Paige gets the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE, she is forced to live behind her loving family to face the cut-throat world alone.
Where To Stream: Hulu

Instant Family

🍅81% ⌛2h 00m 🎬2018
What’s It About: A couple who decides to start a family by adopting three wild kids who have no interest in being parented.
Where To Stream: Hulu

Swingers

🍅87% ⌛1h 36m 🎬1996
What’s It About: A lovesick guy tries to move on from his ex with the help of his friends.
Where To Stream: Hulu

50/50

🍅93% ⌛1h 40m 🎬2011
What’s It About: A comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who finds about his cancer diagnosis and struggles to beat the disease.
Where To Stream: Hulu
Read More

7 Free Animated Movies To Stream

by Kaylen Summers

NOTE: Some of the links may not be working based on your location or the change in streaming rights over time.

The Adventures of Tintin

We all know the young reporter, Tintin, and his loyal dog, Snowy. This time they are on a high adventure to unravel the truth behind a centuries-old mystery. However, Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine suspects that he is stealing a priceless treasure. Will Tintin and Snowy be able to solve the mystery with the help of Captain Haddock and bumbling detectives, Thompson and Thomson?

Watch now

Find similar movies>>

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Shaun and the flock decide to take the day off.  They finally wanted to have some fun but ended up getting more than what they bargained for. In a mix-up between the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill, they end up in the Big City. Now, it’s up to Shaun and the flock to get everyone back safely to the green grass of their home.

Watch now

Find similar movies>>

Try Out Our Smart Movie Recommendations Engine

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

After more than six years nothing looks awesome now. As they are rebuilding their city, they have to face another thread- LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space. These aliens are wrecking everything in their path,  faster than they can rebuild.

Watch now

Find similar movies>>

The Snowman

On one Christmas Eve a small boy makes a snowman. At midnight it came to life and both of them goes on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.

Watch now

Find similar movies>>

Ballerina

In 1879 Paris, an orphan girl looks to become a ballerina. In order to make her dream come true, she flees her rural Brittany and goes to Paris. There she sneaks into the Grand Opera house imposter as a student. Will she be able to outwit everyone or will someone finally catch her in the act.

Watch now

Find similar movies>>

Smallfoot

This movie plays with the concept of a world were Yetis don’t know that humans exist. However, one bright young yeti finally discovers a human. This news about the ‘smallfoot’ spread quickly around the simple yeti community and creates an uproar. Everyone is worried about what else might be out there beyond their snowy village.

Watch now

Find similar movies>>

Monsters vs Aliens

A meteor full of outer space gunk turns Susan Murphy mysteriously into 49-feet-11-inches giant on her wedding day. When she was living her worse nightmare, the military takes her to a secret facility where she teams up with other monsters like her to fight against alien invaders.

Watch now

Find similar movies>>

Personalised Movie Recommendations

Read More

7 Great Clint Eastwood Movies Streaming Online

by Kaylen Summers

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Civil War raging between the Union and the Confederacy. During this time, a quiet loner, a ruthless hitman, and a Mexican bandit are combing the American Southwest to find a strongbox that contains $200,000 worth of stolen gold.

Watch now

Find Similar Movies>>

Million Dollar Baby

After a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn was not prepared to train another boxer. However, Maggie Fitzgerald had hopes and she wanted to get trained by him.  Convincing Dunn and his cohort to help her was her only way to go pro.

Watch now

Find Similar Movies>>

Unforgiven

From being a ruthless killer William Munny has retired into a gentle widower and hog farmer. However, he had to accept one last bounty-hunter mission to help support his two motherless children. The bounty was for finding the men who brutalized a prostitute. With his former partner and a cocky greenhorn, will he be able to do finish the bounty mission?

Watch now

Find Similar Movies>>

For a Few Dollars More

“El Indio” is one of the most wanted fugitives in the western territories. He and his gang have a high bounty on their heads and two bounty hunters are in the pursuit to bring them in dead or alive.

Watch now

Find Similar Movies>>

Escape from Alcatraz

Only three men had ever escaped from the infamous maximum-security prison at Alcatraz and Escape from Alcatraz tells their story. The seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary had housed many notorious men including Al Capone and “Birdman” Robert Stroud. However, these three men were the only men to broken once free. Surprisingly, they were never to be heard of again.

Watch now

Find Similar Movies>>

Gran Torino

Widower Walt Kowalski is a grouchy, tough-minded, troubled, old, Korean War veteran. Always having trouble with his kids and his neighbors, he is only proud of his 1972 Gran Torino that he keeps in mint condition. However, his young teenage neighbor, Thao gets pressurized from his gang member cousin to steal his Gran Torino. The incident sets out Walt to resolve the youth and takes steps to defend Thao and his family from the gangs that plague their neighborhood.

Watch now

Find Similar Movies>>

In the Line of Fire

Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is haunted for his failure to save President Kennedy. After thirty years of living in shame and guilt, he is approached by a man calling himself “Booth” and threatens the life of the current President. This forces Horrigan to overcome the ghosts of his past and come back to protection detail.

Watch now

Find Similar Movies>>

Read More

8 Awesome Family Movies To Stream On HBO

by Kaylen Summers

The Kid Who Would Be King

Old-school magic and the modern world combine when young Alex discovers the mythical sword Excalibur. His friends and enemies soon unite to become knights and join forces with the mythical wizard Merlin. Their mission is to save mankind from the evil enchantress Morgana and her supernatural warriors.

My Dog Skip

Set in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, the movie is about a shy boy who is unable to make friends. Concerned, his parents gifted him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. He names it Skip and it grew up to become well known and loved by all of the community. This in turn helped out the life of the boy as he grows into manhood.

The Mighty Ducks

When a reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay was arrested for drunk driving, he was assigned to coach a kids hockey team for his community service. Though Gordon had experience playing hockey, he was not eager to return back to it. However, he eventually starts to appreciate his team and train them to take on his former coach Reilly’s tough players.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

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

Johnny English Strikes Again

A criminal mastermind has exposed the identities of all active undercover agents in Britain. With such a disaster at hand, the British secret service can now only rely on one man – Johnny English. Using yesterday’s analog methods Johny must now faces off against tomorrow’s digital technology.

The Little Rascals

Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, and the others are the famous character from the beloved Our Gang shorts of the 1920s and 1930s. They are brought back to life in this nostalgic children’s comedy. The plot of the movie is about Alfalfa starting to question his devotion to the club’s principles. He has falling in love with the beautiful nine-year-old Darla and the rest of the gang is out to keep them apart.

The Indian in the Cupboard

Toys are meant to make our imagination go wild. But for this nine-year-old boy thing gets a little more magical. On his birthday he gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard. This gift was his key to be part of adventures where the Indian comes to life and befriends him.

The Pacifier

We have all seen Vin Diseal do some over the top stunts for the ‘family’. This time is literally doing it for the family. Shane Wolfe is a disgraced Navy SEAL who is tasked with protecting the five Plummer kids. Their recently deceased father was a government scientist whose top-secret experiment. Now, his enemies out to get the children.

 

Read More

8 Awesome Ryan Reynolds Movies To Watch Online

by Kaylen Summers

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

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

Find Similar Movies>>

Life

A sample collected from Mars may have the first proof of extra-terrestrial life. A six-member crew of the International Space Station is assigned to study the sample. However, what they didn’t kno