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A prequel and sequel that does little to elevate the series - May 28, 2017 - 9:59:20 PM

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The Path To Paradise Begins In Hell...


The crew of a colony ship bound for a remote planet on the far side of known space discover an uncharted habitable world. When they discover the dark secrets the newly found world holds, they must do all they can to escape it.

Daniels ‘Dany’ Branson is the terraforming expert aboard the Covenant and wife of the ship’s captain, but after a series of tragedies she must find a way to get the remaining crew to safety. Christopher Oram is the first mate of the Covenant and husband to a biologist aboard the ship who thinks that the company is blocking him from promotion because he is a man of faith.
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(Review) King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - May 28, 2017 - 10:51:53 AM

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A retelling with no respect for legend at its source...


A young child is robbed of his birthright when his parents are killed and his uncle seizes the crown. He grows up in the back alleys of the city until he is forced to acknowledge his destiny and all the responsibility that comes with it.

Arthur is a young man raised in a brothel with no knowledge of his legacy until he pulls the sword from the stone and is forced to come to terms with the death of his father by his uncle. The Mage is a young woman with mystical powers linked to animals who was trained by Merlin and is now helping Arthur to overthrow his uncle to gain control of Camelot...
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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - May 19, 2017 - 11:50:21 AM

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A sequel that gives you more of what you liked in the original without the surprise...


An unlikely group of spacefaring adventurers learn the true origin of their leader. In so doing they are thrust into the heart of a intergalactic threat that could consume countless planets.

Peter Quill is the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy who is dealing with his feelings for his teammate Gamora when he meets his long lost extraterrestrial father. Nebula is an alien trying to understand her complex feelings between her sister Gamora who she blames for her childhood truma and her father Thanos who was the reason for the trauma...
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A Smurfette Tale That Aims For The Children And Not Much Else - May 13, 2017 - 1:48:44 PM

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One of the taglines for this movie: They Were Never Alone.


A mysterious map sets a group of magical creatures on a thrilling adventure through an area they had never explored. As they race against their nefarious adversary to unlock the meanings behind the depictions on the map, it becomes an exciting journey that could lead them to a monumental secret.

Smurfette is the female smurf who is trying to find her identity within the Smurf Village as she was the only one of them created from clay by the wizard Gargamel. Papa Smurf is the fatherly leader of Smurf Village who warns all the smurfs he looks after against ever wondering into the Forbidden Forrest...
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A Frank Look at Race Relations in a Collegiate Setting - May 7, 2017 - 3:49:27 PM

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Dear White People (Season 1) - Bet You Think This Show Is About You...

Minority students deal with different life issues while they attend an Ivy League university where the student majority is mostly ignorantly of their struggles. As each episode unfolds we learn of the events that bring them together and the prejudices that could tear the students of the campus apart.

Samantha White is a young woman of mixed heritage who happens to be the outspoken host of a college radio show called Dear White People where she shares her views on race relations...
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A Fresh Take on the Zombie Genre with an Interesting Point of View - May 5, 2017 - 10:45:51 AM

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Our Greatest Threat Is Our Only Hope...


In the near future humanity has been ravaged by a mutated fungal disease that turns its victims into flesh-eating monsters without free will. A small group of children who seem to be immune to the effects are being studied in an army base to find a cure, but when the base falls those who escape the attack soon discover that they are humanity’s last hope.

Melanie is one of the second generation “hungries” being studied by the army who happens to be inquisitive, imaginative and the key to creating a vaccine against the mysterious fungal disease. Helen Justineau is a teacher at the army base ...
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The Fate of the Furious - May 3, 2017 - 12:53:25 AM

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The next chapter in the franchise is also the most the serious for better and for worse...

The patriarch of a team mostly made up of former street racers is forced to go against them by a cyber terrorist. When his betrayed teammates and former arch-nemesis are forced to work together to take him down, it becomes a race between life and death with the fate of the free world hanging in the balance.

Dominic Toretto is a retired street racer enjoying an extended honeymoon with his wife when he is coerced by a cyber-terrorist to work for her against the team he has grown to see as family. Luke Hobbs is the Diplomatic Security Service agent who has been tasked with an off the books mission that will find him in prison if he and his team are not able successfully pull it off...
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A thriller in space that takes us no where new - Apr 17, 2017 - 11:11:06 AM

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Be Careful What You Search For...


The six-member crew of the International Space Station find themselves with the first solid evidence of life from another planet. They also find out, due to their research, that the new life form may be more dangerous than they had initially anticipated.

Dr. David Jordan is the American senior medical officer who has the record for the longest time in space. Dr. Miranda North is the British Quarantine Officer looking forward to returning to Earth. Sho Murakami is the Japanese pilot of the International Space Station with a pregnant wife on Earth...
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Ghost in the Shell a visual stunner with nothing new or interesting to say - Apr 16, 2017 - 7:00:53 PM

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Experience A New World...


In the near future a perfect solider is designed by placing the brain of a terrorist victim into an android body. When a new type of cyber terrorism is on the rise it is the job of this unique soldier and the special unit she is a part of to combat this threat to the current status quo.

Major Mira Killian is a cyborg super-soldier consisting of a human brain housed in an artificial body and as she comes to terms with her current situation she finds herself plagued by glitches in her memory. Chief Daisuke Aramaki is the head of Section 9, the anti-terrorist bureau tasked with handling the cyber attacks that have been on the rise in the futuristic world...
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13 Reasons Why - An honest look at tough subject from all perspectives - Apr 14, 2017 - 5:00:02 AM

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If You’re Listening, You’re Too Late...
A teen is told through cassette tapes why a classmate committed suicide after a string of culminating failures. On his quest to uncover the full story behind the events that led to her death, he will also discover how he was one of those responsible for her downward spiral.

Hannah Baker is a teenager who decides to take her own life, but instead of leaving a note she records her reason for doing so on cassette tapes with instructions for certain people to listen to them. Clay Jensen is a teenager with a crush on Hannah who finds himself in possession of the tapes and as he listens to them he finds himself drawn to seeking justice for her...
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The Breakfast Club gets super powers to fight Poison Ivy - Apr 8, 2017 - 2:01:50 PM

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Together We Are More...


Five high school students of diverse backgrounds unearth special objects that infuse them with power. They soon find out that they must learn to harness their unique abilities in order to save the world from a threat that is millions of years old.

Jason Scott is the former quarterback of the local high school football team who is destined to become the Red Ranger. Billy Cranston is slightly autistic and bullied at the local high school who is destined to become the Blue Ranger. Kimberly Hart is a former cheerleader and now a social pariah due to an incident she was a part of who is destined to become the Pink Ranger...
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A tale as old as time updated in modern sensibility - Apr 6, 2017 - 10:15:19 PM

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Be Our Guest...


When her father is imprisoned in an enchanted castle, a young woman decides to take his place. After doing this, she finds herself in a world of people under a spell due to the callousness of their prince and is unaware that she may be the key to returning them all to their human form.

Belle is a voracious reader in her small village who gives up her freedom to save her father and in doing so becomes integral to breaking a curse through the power of her love for another...
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"Get Out" - A Fresh Take on Horror With a Mix of Racial Satire - Apr 6, 2017 - 12:49:49 AM

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Just Because You’re Invited, Doesn’t Mean You’re Welcome...


A young photographer is invited for a weekend getaway upstate to meet his girlfriend’s parents. He figures the family’s overly accommodating behavior to be a way of dealing with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend goes on he makes increasingly disturbing discoveries which lead him to an unimaginably frightening truth.

Chris Washington is a photographer living in a city who decides to accompany his girlfriend on a weekend trip to meet her parents, but circumstances soon spiral out of his control...
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The King of the monsters is almost ready to claim his title - Mar 22, 2017 - 7:08:28 PM

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Awaken The King...


A diverse team of explorers are partnered with soldiers to venture deep into an uncharted island. At the start of the mission they encounter a mythic creature that reveals the secret they were sent to uncover.

Bill Randa is a part of the mysterious Monarch organization and has assembled a group of scientists for a fact finding mission to an uncharted island that no one has ever returned from. James Conrad is a former British Special Air Service Captain who served in the Vietnam War and is hired by Bill as a tracker for the expedition on the unknown island...
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This Mediocre Netflix Series Is An Absent-Minded Misstep For Marvel - Mar 18, 2017 - 5:39:24 PM

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The Final Defender Arrives...


The presumed dead heir to a billion dollar company returns years after a plane crash in a foreign land to reconnect with his past and reclaim his family’s legacy. With his newly acquired ability to tap into the power of an ancient creature, he fights against the corruption in his family’s corporation and the city at large.

Daniel ‘Danny’ Rand is the orphaned child who has spent 15 years training to be the Iron Fist in the mystical city of K’un-Lun and must now fight to reclaim his identity in the modern world. Colleen Wing is the owner of a martial arts dojo in New York City who becomes Danny’s ally as she fights hard to keep her safe haven for the youth of the area operational...
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The Farewell Tour of a Beloved Superhero - Mar 16, 2017 - 11:54:52 PM

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His Time Has Come...


In the year 2029 a former member of an elite super powered team is a driver for hire taking care of the aging team founder as his own powers dwindle. When a mysterious women comes to him with a urgent request to shepherd a young girl being tracked by a clandestine organization, he finds himself facing off against dark forces on a path to fulfill a destiny that began in his tumultuous past.

James Howlett is the mutant known as Logan with the codename Wolverine who has been working as a limo driver to save up to buy a yacht to get away from society, but a mystery woman soon changes all that...
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Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer - Mar 13, 2017 - 10:29:43 AM

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A Look at What One Man is Willing to Endure to Prove His Relevance


A small time business facilitator befriends a young politician from a foreign country in an attempt to prove his relevance. When the politician reaches the highest office he can in his country, the business facilitator soon finds himself in a situation he never imagined himself important enough to be ensnared in.

Norman Oppenheimer is sole employee of Oppenheimer Strategies trying to show he is still someone of note by connecting with people held in high esteem by certain members of his community...
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Cargo - A Complicated Look at the Darker Side of Paradise - Mar 10, 2017 - 1:32:05 AM

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A down on his luck fisherman finds himself in a situation that requires him to do something illegal in order to provide for his family. When his position begins to shift due to the plight of those involved, it becomes clear that no one will be left untainted by the dire straits each individual must find the will to survive through.

Kevin Pinder is a fisherman trying to keep his family together by any means necessary as he deals with a son in an expensive boarding school, an agoraphobic wife and a mother suffering from dementia. Celianne is an illegal immigrant trying to make a better life for son, but when the pressures of living in her current environment begin to mount she decides on a desperate plan...
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Three O'Clock High meets Joe Somebody - Mar 8, 2017 - 8:49:51 PM

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After School. Parking Lot. It’s On...


When a mild mannered high school teacher gets a hot headed high school teacher fired on the last day of school, he finds himself challenged to a fight after the school day ends. He must find a way to get out of the fight as well as make sure he keeps his job, is present for the birth of his second child and help his first child in her middle school talent show.

Andy Campbell is an English teacher at Roosevelt High School notorious for the pranks the students pull on teachers on the last day of school and as he is a bit of a doormat he soon finds himself in a situation he did not expect...
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter - Mar 2, 2017 - 4:42:05 PM

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The latest and emptiest installment in the franchise


A super soldier stripped of her psychic abilities becomes the only hope the human race has against apocalyptic obliteration. As she returns to the city where it all began, she must rally the remaining survivors for a climactic battle against the ravenous hordes of undead and the corporation responsible for the state of the world.

Alice is the once super-powered soldier working against the Umbrella Corporation to put a stop to their T-virus that caused the destruction of the world, but there are still secrets trapped inside of her that she must unlock to do this...
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