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The LEGO Batman movie a priceless assembly of comic fun - Feb 17, 2017 - 12:17:25 PM

Always Be Yourself. Unless You Can Be Batman...

As things begin to change in the city he protects, a lone vigilante must decide if working with others is truly his best option. When he accidentally takes on an added responsibility it becomes a question of whether he can own up to his greatest fear in order to overcome it.

Bruce Wayne is the costumed vigilante Batman who also happens to be a Master Builder, but when he is saddled with a boy to raise he has to decide if he is up to the task of not working alone...
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Just Fifty Shades Staler - Feb 14, 2017 - 9:31:18 PM

Every Fairy Tale Has A Dark Side...

After ending a relationship with a troubled billionaire, a young woman decides to focus on her career at a publishing house. When their paths cross again, she finds her self dealing with figures from his past as she decides whether or not she can see a future with him on her own terms.

Anastasia Steele is an assistant to the fiction editor at a publishing house who must decide whether it is worth the risk of being hurt again to restart a relationship with a former lover...
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Assassins have never looked so good as in this action packed sequel - Feb 14, 2017 - 2:44:06 PM

Never Stab The Devil In The Back...

A legendary assassin is forced out of retirement again by a former employer who requires him to do what he does best so he could gain more control of an international guild of assassins. Bound by the laws of the guild he once worked for, the assassin must go to another country to square off against other assassins as highly skilled in the art of killing.

Jonathan Wick it a retired hitman brought out of retirement to pay a debt to another assassin, but when a price is put on his head due to his success he must hunt down the one responsible...
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So Many Faults in Our Mars - Feb 9, 2017 - 1:33:21 PM

What’s Your Favorite Thing About Earth?

A teenager born on another planet finally gets to visit the planet his parents were from. While visiting he sets out to uncover the mystery of who his father was with the help of a friend he met online, but as he begins to react negatively to the new planet’s atmosphere it becomes a race against time.

Gardner Elliot is a 16 year old who was the first child born on Mars and while visiting Earth for the first time he decides to unravel the identity of his father with the help of a new friend. Tulsa is a 17 year old foster child who is having trouble making friends in real life, but has formed a bond with Gardner which is tested when she finds his origin hard to believe...
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The Bye Bye Man: Don't Watch It, Don't Remember It - Feb 6, 2017 - 11:31:30 PM

The Evil Behind The Most Unspeakable Acts Has A Name...

When three college friends happen upon a curse connected to house they move into off campus, they must find the origins of it as a way of freeing themselves. As their fear begins to grow due to the power of the supernatural entity they have unleashed, they struggle to keep its existence secret as not to expose others to the terror they must endure.

Elliot is a college student on scholarship who is renting a house off campus with his girlfriend and best friend, but when he unleashes a evil entity he finds it harder to trust them...
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Hidden Figures: A Cinematic Gem That Should Not Be Missed - Feb 5, 2017 - 1:28:31 PM

Meet The Women You Don’t Know, Behind The Mission You Do...

The story of three female mathematicians of a minority race, who were instrumental in calculating the historic launch and safe return of a national hero to and from space. We see their struggles at work and at home in a climate that would have hindered them if not for their brilliance and determination to see beyond what others had accomplished before them.

Katherine Goble Johnson is a genius mathematician assigned to the Space Task Group at the height of the Space Race between the United States and Russia to get astronauts into space. Dorothy Vaughan is the informal supervisor...
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The Truck Stops Here - Feb 5, 2017 - 11:25:07 AM

Meet Creech, a high school senior looking for a way out of the town he was born in builds a truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. When an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a subterranean creature, the high school student finds it and discovers that it may have a talent that will be key in getting him a better life somewhere else.

Tripp Coley is a high school senior who works part time at an auto salvage yard with a dream of creating a truck that will get him on the Monster Truck circuit and out of his small town. Meredith is tutoring Tripp because she has a crush on him, but soon joins him on his adventure to help a creature he finds that has crawled into the monster truck he built...
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A Reactivated Throwback Action Movie - Feb 2, 2017 - 6:53:34 PM

There Are No More Patriots, Just Rebels And Tyrants...

An extreme sports athlete turned government operative must come out of a self-imposed exile to stop a new threat to the free world by way of a device that can weaponize satellites. For his mission to be a success he must assemble a group of thrill-seekers with special skills that will allow him to retrieve the device and expose those responsible for its use in the killing of one of his closest friends.

Xander Cage is the original xXx agent recruited to handle threats that were beyond the purview of standard undercover operatives and is now looking for his friend’s killer. Serena Unger is a mysterious thrill-seeker with ties to Xiang ...
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An Enjoyable Collection of Melancholy Happenings - Jan 26, 2017 - 12:01:36 PM

Secrets Will Be Revealed, One Unfortunate Event At A Time.

Three children are placed in the care of a distant relative who happens to live close to them after their parents are killed in a mysterious fire. When the relative makes it known that his goal is to claim their family fortune at any cost, the orphans devise a way to elude him while uncovering their parent’s enigmatic past with ties to a secret society.

Violet Baudelaire is the eldest of the orphans who has a knack for engineering incredible inventions and has a strong bond with the youngest of the orphans, Sunny. Klaus Baudelaire is the middle child and only boy who has a voracious appetite for literature and retains every bit of information he reads from books...
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Underworld : Blood Wars - Jan 18, 2017 - 9:19:19 AM

Protect The Bloodline...

A highly skilled warrior of an elite cadre must fend off attacks from creatures she was trained to fight as well as a faction of her own kind. With the help of the only few people she can trust, she must put an end to the war that has raged for generations while protecting the anonymity of her daughter.

Selene is a Death Dealer who is on the run from a following of Lycans looking for the whereabouts of her daughter and Vampires looking for her to pay for crimes against them. David is a pure-born Vampire who has become Selene’s protégé and needs his father’s help to convince the other Vampire Elders that she has the best course of action in the raging war...
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Screen Scene review of the animated comedy SING - Jan 13, 2017 - 9:04:06 AM

A theater impresario attempts to save his once-grand theater with a singing competition. As the event becomes more than he can handle, he must trust in the finalists from varying backgrounds to help him pull it off.

Buster Moon is a koala full of optimism who believes he can stop his theater from closing with a singing competition. Eddie Noodleman is a sheep who happens to be Buster’s best friend and business partner, but lacks the same belief in the future of the theater. Rosita is a pig who gave up her dreams of music to become a devoted wife and mother. Mike is a mouse working as a street performer who sees winning the competition as a way to stardom...
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Review of fantasy sci-fi film, "Passengers" - Jan 6, 2017 - 3:34:28 AM

Every Moment Counts...

With thousands of lives in jeopardy it is up to two people to figure out the mystery behind the growing malfunctions on a spaceship decades away from its destination. It becomes a race against time as their ship teeters to the brink of collapse and an unsure future, if they succeed, as they can not return to hibernation.

Jim Preston is a mechanical engineer on the starship Avalon voyaging with 5,000 colonists on a 120 year journey to Homestead II who is awoken from hibernation 90 years early due to a malfunction...
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Gilmore Girls : A Year in the Life - Dec 28, 2016 - 10:28:12 AM

Live More. Laugh More. Eat More. Talk More. Gilmore.

We join three generations of women from a family as they make their way through four seasons of change. From Winter to Spring to Summer and Fall we experience their lives from questionable decisions to hard earned successes in a world of quirky boundless possibility.

Lorelai Gilmore is the owner of the Dragonfly Inn who is dealing with the need to expand her property for better profitability and a feeling of trepidation on the subject of taking a more stable step with her companion. Rory Gilmore is Lorelai’s daughter who is beginning to find the experience of freelance journalism taxing and is in a friends with benefits relationship with her engaged ex...
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Rogue One : A Star Wars Story - Dec 27, 2016 - 8:30:43 AM

Save The Rebellion. Save The Dream...

In a time of escalating dispute, unlikely heroes band together to steal the plans to an ultimate weapon of destruction. Ordinary people are brought into the fold to achieve extraordinary things and become part of something greater than themselves in a galaxy far, far away.

Jyn Erso is a maverick detained by the Imperial Empire for crimes against them until she is freed by the Rebel Alliance for a mission involving a mysterious weapon that could dominate the universe. Cassian Andor is an Intelligence officer ...
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Film Review: Collateral Beauty - Dec 20, 2016 - 5:56:31 PM

We Are All Connected...

After a successful advertising executive suffers a tragic loss and retreats from life, his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him. When he decides to seek answers from the universe, the unexpected personal responses help him to understand how meaning can be found in the moments of heartache.

Howard Inlet is an advertising executive at one of the most successful ad firms in New York, but after the death of a loved one he withdraws from his remaining friendships and life in general. Whit Yardsham is a part of Howard’s firm and his best friend, who is trying get through to him while dealing a divorce...
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Dec 5, 2016 - 11:07:22 PM

J. K. Rowling Invites You to a New Era of the Wizarding World...

In 1926 a young wizard & writer travels to another country with the hope of procuring a rare creature known to be sold in that area of the world. While he is there he gets mixed up in a situation where some of the animals in his possession are being blamed for an attack on the city witnessed by non-magical people.

Newt Scamander is an eccentric young wizard who will write the textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but right now he has traveled to New York...
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Film Review: Moana - Nov 25, 2016 - 9:09:06 AM

The Ocean Is Calling...

The adventurous daughter of a Chieftain is chosen by the Ocean to find a lost demigod and help him on his quest to return a magical item to its rightful place so a curse may be lifted. On her journey to set things right she will encounter obstacles of different kinds and in many forms as she discovers her own identity sailing on the high seas against insurmountable odds.

Moana Waialiki is the impetuous daughter of Chief Tui of the village on the island of Motunui, who for years has had a yearning to sail beyond the reef that surrounds their island, but has been stopped every time by her overprotective dad. Maui is a demigod of legend who stole the heart of the island goddess...
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Film Review: Doctor Strange - Nov 15, 2016 - 11:51:37 AM

The Impossibilities Are Endless...

A talented neurosurgeon suffers a career ending injury after a car accident and ends up seeking out a mystic on the other side of the world in a desperate attempt to regain what he had lost. In the process of finding the cure for his broken body, he must learn to put aside his ego and decide whether to return to his mundane life or continue to hone his new metaphysical skills to protect the world from any threat that lies beyond it in one of the many alternate dimensions...
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Black Mirror (Season 3) - Nov 7, 2016 - 6:25:15 PM

The Future Is Bright...

This anthology series of speculative fiction features stand-alone episodes that blend themes of technology, anxiety and human relationships that lead to an inevitable conclusion. It taps into our collective unease about the modern world by warning us of a near future that is sometimes unsettling but always unforgettable.

Lacie lives in a future where your evaluation by others on social media controls every facet of life and she is doing her best to keep he score high while preparing for an old friend’s wedding...
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Film Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Oct 31, 2016 - 11:27:22 PM

Stay Peculiar...

A young teen discovers clues to a mystery that spans different places around the globe at different time periods which lead him to a secret hideaway. As he gets to know the residents of this magical location, he also must learn about their powerful enemies. He soon discovers that he must unlock what is special within himself  if he is to have even the glimmer of hope needed to protect his new friends.

Jake Portman is a teenager who visits Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children after following the clues left for him by his grandfather and discovers...
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