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English, TV & Video, 1 season, 236 episodes, 2 days, 6 hours, 32 minutes
Movie/Film review podcast. Short reviews on the latest indie and mainstream films to hit the silver screen, as well as and streaming. Brought to you by a rotating group of film reviewers and fanatics from The Nerdpocalypse Podcast and TNP Studios.
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The Flash - Movie Review

Barry Allen / The Flash travels back in time to prevent his mother's death, which traps him in an alternate reality without metahumans. Barry enlists the help of his younger self, an older Batman and the Kryptonian castaway Supergirl in order to save this world from the restored General Zod and return to his universe.  
6/13/202320 minutes, 43 seconds
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Fast X - Movie Review

Dominic Toretto must protect his crew and family from Dante Reyes, the son of drug lord Hernan Reyes, seeking revenge for the loss of his family's fortune from the heist in Rio de Janeiro.  
5/17/202320 minutes, 43 seconds
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 - SPOILER REVIEW

This is the SPOILER REVIEW for writer and director James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. In this review we breakdown the film's larger themes, character arcs, favorite moments, and we have a little bit of a conversation about what we might see in the upcoming Superman: Legacy film also being written and directed by James Gunn in the near future for DC Studios.
5/9/202334 minutes, 33 seconds
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 - Movie Review

We're reviewing the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 written and directed by James Gunn. Does this cosmic adventure live up to the hype? Can the Guardians steal our hearts once again? Join us as we explore the highs and lows, the laughs and the tears, and the stunning visuals of this thrilling Marvel installment. Don't miss our spoiler-free take on whether the Guardians' latest journey is a ride worth taking! The trilogy finale once again stars Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (Groot), and Karen Gillan (Nebula).
5/9/202319 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie - Movie Review

The long-awaited Super Mario Bros. movie is finally here! Join us as we review the 2023 computer-animated adventure film based on Nintendo's beloved video game franchise. Produced by Illumination, Universal Pictures, and Nintendo, and directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, the film features an all-star ensemble voice cast, including Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, and Fred Armisen. In this origin story, we see the Italian-American plumbers, Mario and Luigi, transported to an alternate world where they get involved in a battle between the Mushroom Kingdom and the Koopas. While the film stays faithful to the source material, our review will analyze whether it prioritizes fan service over plot and character development. We'll discuss the pros and cons of the film, including its animation, musical score, and celebrity voice cast. Does Chris Pratt make a convincing Mario? Is the story engaging enough? Our review will answer all these questions and more. Don't miss our review of The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023) and find out if it lives up to the hype. Don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe for more movie reviews!
4/5/202311 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania - Movie Review

"Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania" picks up where the previous film left off, with Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (played by Evangeline Lilly) trying to navigate their personal lives while also battling new threats. This time, they are joined by Hank Pym (played by Michael Douglas), and Janet Pym (played by Michelle Pfeiffer) as they try to rescue Scott's daughter, Cassie (Kathryn Newton), from the Quantum Realm. Along the way, they encounter a new villain, Kang (played by Jonathan Majors), a time-traveling warlord who is determined to conquer all of time and space.
2/16/202313 minutes, 46 seconds
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Knock At the Cabin - Movie Review

The 2023 film "Knock at the Cabin" is directed by M Night Shyamalan and based on a book by Paul G Tremblay. It follows a family on vacation in a cabin in the woods who are approached by four strangers with a proposal to save the world or face the end of it. The film stars Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, and Kristen Cui, with supporting roles from Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abby Quinn, and Rupert Grint. The ending is a bit different from the book and it is recommended to go into the movie without knowing anything for a better time.
2/1/20235 minutes, 43 seconds
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That 90s Show - TV Review

Join us as we bring back the nostalgia with a review of "That 90s Show"! This new series centers on Leia Forman, the teenage daughter of Eric Forman and Donna Pinciotti, as she spends a summer with her grandparents Red and Kitty in Point Place, Wisconsin. 15 years after the events of the iconic show "That '70s Show". Get ready for a fun-filled trip down memory lane as we follow Leia as she forms bonds with other teenagers in this nostalgic throwback. If you're a fan of "That 70s Show", this show is a must-watch! Don't miss out on all the nostalgia and laughter.
2/1/202312 minutes, 45 seconds
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - SPOILER REVIEW

Spoiler Review of Ryan Coogler's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Two of the hosts of The Nerdpocalypse Podcast return to give their in-depth review of the film. They dig in to all the spoiler talk when it comes to the plot, character details, post-credit scenes, and the deeper conversations being had in the Black Panther sequel. The film stars Letitia Wright, Tenoch Huerta, Angela Bassett, Dominique Thorne, and Lupita Nyong'o.
11/13/202244 minutes, 58 seconds
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - Movie Review

The people of Wakanda fight to protect their home from intervening world powers as they mourn the death of King T'Challa.
11/10/202220 minutes, 50 seconds
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Black Adam - Spoiler Review

This is the spoiler heavy review of the DCEU's latest addition, Black Adam, starring Dwayne Johnson as the DC anti-hero. Does the introduction of Dr. Fate, Hawkman, Cyclone, and Atom Smasher work, how is The Rock's performance as Black Adam? We go further on what we thought of the new superhero genre film and what worked and why a lot didn't. Lastly, we give our updated power hierarchy ranking of the DCEU films. This ranking is only for in cannon films, not movies such as Joker or The Batman that are outside of continuity.
10/25/202227 minutes, 40 seconds
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Black Adam - Movie Review

Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods-and imprisoned just as quickly-Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and written by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines, and Sohrab Noshirvani, the film stars Dwayne Johnson as the titular character alongside Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Bodhi Sabongui, and Pierce Brosnan.
10/21/202219 minutes, 40 seconds
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Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul - Movie Review

In the aftermath of a huge scandal, Trinitie Childs (Regina Hall), the first lady of a prominent Southern Baptist Mega Church, attempts to help her pastor-husband, Lee-Curtis Childs (Sterling K Brown), rebuild their congregation. The film is written and direct by Adamma Ebo.
9/3/20228 minutes, 1 second
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Thor: Love and Thunder - Movie Review

Thor enlists the help of Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster to fight Gorr the God Butcher, who intends to make the gods extinct.
7/7/202210 minutes, 42 seconds
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Top Gun: Maverick - Movie Review

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When Maverick (Tom Cruise) is removed from his test pilot work he is assigned to teach at Top Gun for the purpose of training young pilots for a seemingly impossible mission. Along the way he must reconcile his relationship with the son of his late co-pilot Goose played by Miles Teller with the code name Rooster. The film also features Jennifer Connelly as Maverick's new love interest, and the return of Val Kilmer as Iceman, now one of Maverick's best friends.
5/26/20229 minutes, 24 seconds
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Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness - SPOILER REVIEW

Jay and Micah return to give a spoiler heavy review on the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. This review discusses more of their thoughts on the film, issues, big moments, and where might the Marvel Universe is going after what happens in this film. 
5/10/202251 minutes, 43 seconds
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Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness - Movie Review

Dr. Stephen Strange casts a forbidden spell that opens the doorway to the multiverse, including alternate versions of himself, whose threat to humanity is too great for the combined forces of Strange, Wong, and Wanda Maximoff.
5/6/20227 minutes, 36 seconds
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Movie Review

Movie review of #Sonic the Hedgehog 2: "When the manic Dr #Robotnik returns to Earth with a new ally, #Knuckles the Echidna, Sonic and his new friend #Tails is all that stands in their way." Starring Ben Schwartz, Idris Elba, Colleen O'Shaughnessey and Jim Carrey, the film picks up after the first Sonic movie with the return of Robotnik.
4/5/202211 minutes, 14 seconds
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Fresh (2022) - Movie Review

Noa (Daisy Edgar-Jones) starts dating a charming man named Steve (Sebastian Stan), only to discover his horrifying true nature.
3/11/20225 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Batman - SPOILER REVIEW!!!!

Spoiler heavy review of Matt Reeves "The Batman" starring Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Paul Dano, and Colin Farrell. 
3/9/202237 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Batman - Movie Review

During his second year of fighting crime, Batman pursues the Riddler, a serial killer who targets elite Gotham City citizens. Bruce Wayne uncovers corruption that connects to his own family during the investigation, and is forced to make new allies to catch the Riddler and bring the corrupt to justice.
2/28/202212 minutes, 34 seconds
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Kimi - Movie Review

An agoraphobic Seattle tech worker uncovers evidence of a crime. The film stars Zoe Kravitz and is directed by Steven Soderbergh.
2/18/20224 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Tragedy of Macbeth - Movie Review

A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland. His ambitious wife will do anything to support him in his plans of seizing power. This version of the classic Shakespearean play is directed by Joel Cohen, and starring Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Kathryn Hunter, and Corey Hawkins.
1/21/202223 minutes, 40 seconds
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The 355 - Movie Review

Synopsis: CIA agent Mason "Mace" Brown joins forces with a rival German agent, a cutting-edge computer specialist and a Colombian psychologist when a top-secret weapon falls into the hands of a group of mercenaries. Together, the four women embark on a breakneck mission to save the world while staying one step ahead of a mysterious figure who's tracking them. Cast Jessica Chastain as Mason "Mace" Brown Lupita Nyong'o as Khadijah Diane Kruger as Marie Schmidt Penélope Cruz as Graciela Fan Bingbing as Lin Mi Sheng Sebastian Stan as Nick
1/6/20227 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Matrix Resurrections - Movie Review

Synopsis: Twenty years after the events of The Matrix Revolutions, Neo lives a seemingly ordinary life under his original identity as Thomas A. Anderson in San Francisco, with a therapist who prescribes him blue pills to counteract the strange and unnatural things he occasionally glimpses. He also meets a woman who appears to be Trinity, but neither of them recognizes the other. However, when a new version of Morpheus offers him the red pill and reopens his mind to the world of the Matrix, which has become more secure and dangerous in the years since the Smith infection, Neo joins a group of rebels to fight a new enemy. Cast: Keanu Reeves - Neo/Thomas Anderson Carrie-Anne Moss - Trinity/Tiffany Yahya Abdul Mateen II - Morpheus Jessica Henwick - Bugs
12/21/202110 minutes, 38 seconds
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Spider-Man: No Way Home - SPOILER REVIEW!!!!

Jay and Micah talk all about Spider-Man: No Way Home with heavy spoilers throughout. If you haven't seen the movie, or if you don't want to hear all the good surprises before going please don't listen to this review. Go back and listen to the spoiler free review of Spider-Man: No Way Home.
12/18/202145 minutes, 1 second
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Spider-Man: No Way Home - Movie Review

NO SPOILERS!!!! With Spider-Man's identity now revealed, our friendly neighborhood web-slinger is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life as Peter Parker from the high stakes of being a superhero. When Peter asks for help from Doctor Strange, the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.
12/18/202119 minutes, 51 seconds
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Succession: Season 3 - SPOILER REVIEW

The guys return to discuss their thoughts on the third season of HBO's "Succession." When faced with what to do after trying to destroy his father financially, Kendall must reconcile with the aftermath and prep for a fight of his life. Shiv and Roman work to figure out where they belong and which is in fact the winning team. Lines get crossed, cut, and completely frayed in this season.
12/15/202132 minutes, 19 seconds
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This is the spoiler review for Eternals, please check out the non-spoiler version if you have not seen the movie. This conversation will not only cover some thoughts on particular events in the film (including post-credit scenes) but mostly deal with the high concepts that director Chloe Zhao was shooting for in the film.
11/8/202140 minutes, 29 seconds
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Eternals - Movie Review

The Marvel Cinematic's latest film, The Eternals, follows a race of immortal beings with superhuman powers who have secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years, reuniting to battle the evil Deviants.
11/8/202111 minutes, 43 seconds
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You: Season 3 - TV Review

Season 3 of "You" follows the continuation of Joe Goldberg's fraught relationship with Love, who is pregnant with his child in a new suburban home. Jay and T'ara return to give their thoughts on the latest season and why this very well might be the best season to date. This conversation contains spoilers for season 3 as well as previous seasons of the show.
11/1/202130 minutes, 25 seconds
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Last Night in Soho - Movie Review

An aspiring fashion designer is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s, where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer. However, glamour is not all it appears to be, and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something far darker.
10/28/20216 minutes, 42 seconds
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Dune (2021) - Movie Review

Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence, only those who can conquer their own fear will survive.
10/21/202110 minutes, 27 seconds
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No Time to Die - Movie Review

James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
9/29/202113 minutes, 1 second
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The Eyes of Tammy Faye - Movie Review

In the 1970s, Tammy Faye Bakker and her husband, Jim, rise from humble beginnings to create the world's largest religious broadcasting network and theme park. Tammy Faye becomes legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and a scandal soon threaten to topple their carefully constructed empire.      
9/22/20215 minutes, 58 seconds
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Movie Review)

Martial-arts master Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) confronts the past he thought he left behind when he's drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization led by his father.
9/9/202117 minutes, 13 seconds
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Candyman (2021) - Movie Review

In the present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, Anthony and his partner move into a loft in the now gentrified Cabrini. A chance encounter with an old-timer exposes Anthony to the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to use these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, he unknowingly opens a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence.
8/25/20217 minutes, 40 seconds
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Free Guy - Movie Review

In the open-world video game Free City, Guy is a non-player character (NPC) working as a bank teller. Thanks to a program developed by programmers Millie and Keys inserted into Free City by the publisher Antwan, Guy becomes self-aware of his world being a video game, and takes steps to make himself the hero, creating a race against time to save the game before the developers can shut it down.  
8/10/202111 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Suicide Squad - Movie Review

The government sends the most dangerous supervillains in the world -- Bloodsport, Peacemaker, King Shark, Harley Quinn, and others -- to the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Armed with high-tech weapons, they trek through the dangerous jungle on a search-and-destroy mission, with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave.
8/8/202120 minutes, 40 seconds
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Black Widow - Movie Review

Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy, and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
7/13/202120 minutes, 4 seconds
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Summer of Soul - Movie Review

The documentary examines the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, which was held at Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park) in Harlem and lasted for six weeks. Despite having a large attendance and performers such as Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone, The 5th Dimension, The Staple Singers, Gladys Knight & the Pips, and Sly and the Family Stone, the festival was seen as obscure in pop culture, something that the documentarians investigate
7/3/20214 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Tomorrow War - Movie Review

The world is stunned when a group of time travelers arrives from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years in the future, mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Among those recruited is a high school teacher and family man Dan Forester (Chris Pratt). Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist and his estranged father (J.K. Simmons) in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet.  
7/2/202110 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Forever Purge - Movie Review

Following the presidential elections from the last year and abolition of the Purge, a Mexican couple escaping from a drug cartel is stranded on a Texas ranch. There, they will be at the mercy of a group of outsiders who plan to unlawfully continue their own Purge, and turn against the couple. Trying to escape the mayhem by heading to Mexico, the couple alongside some others will have to face unspeakable violence in the name of survival.
7/2/202110 minutes, 53 seconds
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F9: The Fast Saga - Movie Review

Dom Toretto is living the quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, but they know that danger always lurks just over the peaceful horizon. This time, that threat forces Dom to confront the sins of his past to save those he loves most. His crew soon comes together to stop a world-shattering plot by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they've ever encountered -- Dom's forsaken brother.
6/24/202116 minutes, 49 seconds
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Infinite - Movie Review

Evan McCauley (Mark Wahlberg) possesses skills he has never learned and memories of places he has never visited which haunt his daily life. Self-medicated and on the brink of a mental breakdown, Evan is sought by a secret group that calls themselves “Infinites,” revealing to him that his memories may be real--but they are from multiple past lives. The Infinites bring Evan into their extraordinary world, where a gifted few are given the ability to be reborn with their memories and knowledge accumulated over centuries. With critical secrets buried in his past, Evan must work with the Infinites to unlock the answers in his memories in a race against time to save humanity from one of their own (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who seeks to end all life to stop what he views as the cursed, endless cycle of reincarnation.
6/18/202110 minutes, 27 seconds
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Army of the Dead - Movie Review

Casino owner Bly Tanaka (Hiroyuki Sanada) and his associate Martin (Garret Dillahunt) approach former mercenary Scott Ward (Dave Bautista) about a job to recover $200 million from his casino vault in zombie-infested Las Vegas before the military destroys the city with a tactical nuclear strike.
5/25/202120 minutes, 57 seconds
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Those Who Wish Me Dead - Movie Review

Still reeling from the loss of three lives, Hannah (Angelina Jolie) is a smokejumper who's perched in a watchtower high above the Montana wilderness. She soon encounters Connor (Finn Little), a skittish boy who's bloodied, traumatized, and on the run in the remote forest. As Hannah tries to bring him to safety, she's unaware of the real dangers to follow: two relentless killers (Aidan Gillen and Nicholas Hoult) hunting Connor, and a fiery blaze consuming everything in its path.  
5/20/202112 minutes, 58 seconds
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Spiral - Movie Review

Working in the shadow of his father, Detective Ezekiel "Zeke" Banks and his rookie partner take charge of an investigation into grisly murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city's gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer's morbid game.
5/14/20218 minutes, 53 seconds
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Wrath of Man - Movie Review

Mysterious and wild-eyed, a new security guard for a cash truck surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman's ultimate motive becomes clear as he takes dramatic and irrevocable steps to settle a score.   
5/7/202110 minutes
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Without Remorse - Movie Review

Seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife, an elite Navy SEAL John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan) must work alongside his commanding officer Karen Greer (Jodi Turner-Smith), a mysterious CIA Agent (Jamie Bell), and the Secretary of Defense (Guy Pearce) to uncover a covert plot that threatens to engulf the United States and Russia in an all-out war.  
4/28/20217 minutes, 4 seconds
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Nobody - Movie Review

Emmy winner Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, The Post, Nebraska) stars as Hutch Mansell, an underestimated and overlooked dad and husband, taking life's indignities on the chin and never pushing back. A nobody. When two thieves break into his suburban home one night, Hutch declines to defend himself or his family, hoping to prevent serious violence. His teenage son, Blake (Gage Munroe, The Shack), is disappointed in him and his wife, Becca (Connie Nielsen, Wonder Woman), seems to pull only further away. The aftermath of the incident strikes a match to Hutch's long-simmering rage, triggering dormant instincts and propelling him on a brutal path that will surface dark secrets and lethal skills. In a barrage of fists, gunfire, and squealing tires, Hutch must save his family from a dangerous adversary (famed Russian actor Aleksey Serebryakov, Amazon's McMafia)--and ensure that he will never be underestimated as a nobody again.
3/22/20215 minutes, 37 seconds
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Justice League: The Snyder Cut - Movie Review (SPOILERS)

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes-Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash-it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
3/19/202149 minutes, 51 seconds
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WandaVision - Series Review

Jay and Carrie return to give their overall thoughts about Disney+'s Marvel series, "WandaVision" starring Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Teyonah Parris, and Kathryn Hahn. The series follows the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) characters of Wanda Maximoff and Vision as they live an idyllic life after the events of "Avengers: Endgame" in a small town. However, things are not exactly what they seem. The hosts take a look at the unique aspects of the 9 part limited series, the characters, what worked, what they thought could have been improved, where the characters of "WandaVision" go next, how the show plugs into the rest of the MCU, and much more.
3/15/202158 minutes, 14 seconds
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Coming 2 America - Movie Review

Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began.
3/4/20218 minutes, 11 seconds
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Boogie - Movie Review

Alfred "Boogie" Chin, a basketball phenom living in Queens, N.Y., dreams of one day playing in the NBA. While his parents pressure him to focus on earning a scholarship to an elite college, Boogie must find a way to navigate a new girlfriend, high school, on-court rivals and the burden of expectation.
3/4/20219 minutes, 3 seconds
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Cherry - Movie Review

"Cherry" was directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and stars Tom Holland as a wayward kid who decides to join the Army after breaking up with his girlfriend. As an Army medic, he develops PTSD after being sent to the frontlines. Later back home he becomes addicted to opioids and starts robbing banks to pay for the addiction.
2/25/20216 minutes, 29 seconds
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Judas and the Black Messiah - Movie Review

"Judas and the Black Messiah" is based in late 1960s Chicago, petty criminal William O'Neal (LaKeith Stansfield) agrees to work as an informant for the FBI in order to infiltrate the Black Panther Party and take down the chairman of its Illinois chapter Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya). The film is directed by Shaka King.  
2/11/202122 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Mauritanian - Movie Review

Captured by the U.S. Government, Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim) languishes in prison for years without charge or trial. Losing all hope, Slahi finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley). Together they face countless obstacles in a desperate pursuit for justice. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch), eventually reveals a shocking and far reaching conspiracy. Based on the New York Times best-selling memoir, this is the explosive true story of a fight for survival against all odds.
2/3/20218 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Little Things - Movie Review

The Little Things is a 2021 American neo-noir crime thriller film written and directed by John Lee Hancock, and produced by Hancock and Mark Johnson. The plot follows two police officers (Denzel Washington and Rami Malek) who try to catch a serial killer in 1990 Los Angeles when they find a strange man (Jared Leto) who becomes their top suspect.  
1/31/202116 minutes, 24 seconds
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Locked Down - Movie Review

Locked Down follows a couple who plan to execute a heist of a jewelry store. It was written, financed, and filmed entirely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The film stars Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor, with Stephen Merchant, Mindy Kaling, Lucy Boynton, Mark Gatiss, Claes Bang, Ben Stiller, and Ben Kingsley in supporting roles.
1/29/202114 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Marksman - Movie Review

Retired U.S. Marine Jim Hanson lives along the Arizona-Mexico border, reporting attempted illegal crossings. One day while on patrol he encounters Rosa and her son Miguel, Mexican citizens on the run from the cartel. After a shootout with several cartel members led by Maurico, Rosa is killed and Hanson reluctantly agrees to take Miguel to his family in Chicago.
1/16/20214 minutes, 9 seconds
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Monster Hunter - Movie Review

On this episode of Coming Distractions, the hosts review the newly released movie, "Monster Hunter" directed by Paul W. Anderson and starring Milla Jovovich and Tony Jaa. This review contains spoilers.   Synopsis: Behind our world, there is another -- a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new one, the unflappable lieutenant receives the shock of her life. In a desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers and unstoppable, terrifying attacks, Artemis teams up with a mysterious hunter who has found a way to fight back.
1/3/202117 minutes, 38 seconds
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Wonder Woman 1984 - SPOILER REVIEW

The guys return to discuss in heavy detail Wonder Woman 1984 with SPOILERS!!!! We go into detail on what we liked, what we didn't (A TON!), and why things ended up the way they did.
1/3/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 4 seconds
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Wonder Woman 1984 - Movie Review

Diana Prince lives quietly among mortals in the vibrant, sleek 1980s -- an era of excess driven by the pursuit of having it all. Though she's come into her full powers, she maintains a low profile by curating ancient artifacts and only performing heroic acts incognito. But soon, Diana will have to muster all of her strength, wisdom, and courage as she finds herself squaring off against Maxwell Lord and the Cheetah, a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility.
1/2/202116 minutes, 16 seconds
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Tenet - Movie Review

A secret agent embarks on a dangerous, time-bending mission to prevent the start of World War III. The film was directed by Christopher Nolan and starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, and Elizabeth Debicki.
12/17/202018 minutes, 8 seconds
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Promising Young Woman - Movie Review

Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. However, nothing in Cassie's life is what it appears to be: She's wickedly smart and tantalizingly cunning, and she is living a secret double life by night. An unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past.
12/15/202012 minutes, 4 seconds
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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Borat 2) - Movie Review

Fourteen years after the release of Borat, Borat Sagdiyev once again journeys to the United States from Kazakhstan in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 elections.  
10/23/202012 minutes, 49 seconds
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Project Power - Movie Review

When a pill that gives its users unpredictable superpowers for five minutes hits the streets of New Orleans, a teenage dealer and a local cop must team with an ex-soldier to take down the group responsible for its creation.
8/21/202012 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Hunt - Movie Review

The film follows 12 strangers who mysteriously wake up in a clearing. They do not know where they are or how they got there. They discover that they have seemingly been chosen to be hunted in a game devised by a group of elites.
3/14/20207 minutes, 30 seconds
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Onward - Movie Review

Two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot (Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) go on a journey to discover if there is still a little magic left out there in order to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him.
3/7/20207 minutes, 25 seconds
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MewTwo Strikes Back: Evolution - Movie Review

Ash and his friends try to thwart Mewtwo's evil plan to destroy the world. This is a CGI remake of the original Pokemon: The First Movie.
3/7/20209 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Invisible Man - Movie Review

Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid). But when Cecilia’s abusive ex commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turn lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
2/28/20209 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Photograph - Movie Review

When famed photographer Christina Eames dies unexpectedly, she leaves her estranged daughter, Mae, hurt, angry and full of questions. When Mae finds a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box, she soon finds herself delving into her mother's early life -- an investigation that leads to an unexpected romance with a rising journalist.  
2/14/20206 minutes, 1 second
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Sonic the Hedgehog - Movie Review

Sonic (Ben Schwartz), a blue anthropomorphic hedgehog from another world, comes to Earth to escape malevolent forces that seek to harness his power of super-speed. After accidentally causing a massive power outage while hiding out in the town of Green Hills, Montana, Sonic is targeted by the government who then hire the tyrannical roboticist Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) to hunt him down. Meanwhile, ex-SFPD officer-turned-Green Hills sheriff Tom Wachowski (James Marsden) meets Sonic and decides to help him evade capture, collect his rings and stop Robotnik from using Sonic's powers for world domination.
2/14/20209 minutes, 28 seconds
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Birds of Prey - Movie Review

After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.
2/7/20208 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Rhythm Section - Movie Review

Stephanie Patrick is a woman who seeks to uncover the truth behind a plane crash that killed her family three years earlier. Patrick was also meant to be on the flight. After she discovers that the crash was not accidental, she embarks on a mission to track down those responsible by assuming the identity of an assassin.
1/31/20208 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Gentlemen - Movie Review

Mickey Pearson is an American expatriate who became rich by building a marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he's looking to cash out of the business, it soon triggers an array of plots and schemes from those who want his fortune.
1/24/20207 minutes, 42 seconds
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A Fall From Grace - Movie Review

Disheartened since her ex-husband's affair, Grace Waters feels restored by a new romance. But when secrets erode her short-lived joy, Grace's vulnerable side turns violent.
1/21/20209 minutes, 2 seconds
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Cats - Movie Review

A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.
12/22/201912 minutes, 47 seconds
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Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker - Movie Review

A year after the events of The Last Jedi, the remnants of the Resistance face the First Order once again—while reckoning with the past and their own inner turmoil. Meanwhile, the ancient conflict between the Jedi and the Sith reaches its climax, bringing the Skywalker saga to a definitive end.  
12/19/201924 minutes, 2 seconds
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No Time to Die - Trailer Review

The hosts of our premium show, "The Men with the Golden Tongues," which is our James Bond/spy movie focused podcast, make their debut on Coming Distractions to give their in-depth thoughts on the newly released trailer for the 25th film in the Bond franchise, "No Time to Die" starring Daniel Craig as the titular spy action hero. Sign up for our premium shows at
12/6/201918 minutes, 27 seconds
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Frozen 2 - Movie Review

Three years after the events of the first film, Elsa starts to hear a strange sound from the north calling her. Together with her sister Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven, they embark on a new journey beyond their homeland of Arendelle in order to discover the origin of Elsa's magical powers and save their kingdom.
11/20/20198 minutes, 16 seconds
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Knives Out - Movie Review

Wealthy crime novelist Harlan Thrombey invites his extended dysfunctional family to his remote mansion on his 85th birthday in hopes of reuniting them all. However, the day after the birthday party, Harlan is found dead by members of the family. The police, along with experienced detective Benoit Blanc, are called in to investigate.
11/20/20197 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ford v Ferrari - Movie Review

American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
11/15/20199 minutes, 3 seconds
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Doctor Sleep - Movie Review

Years following the events of "The Shining," a now-adult Dan Torrance meets a young girl with similar powers as he tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knot who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.
11/8/20199 minutes, 6 seconds
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Terminator: Dark Fate - Movie Review

More than two decades have passed since Sarah Connor prevented Judgment Day, changed the future, and re-wrote the fate of the human race. Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes) is living a simple life in Mexico City with her brother and father when a highly advanced and deadly new Terminator – a Rev-9 (Gabriel Luna) – travels back through time to hunt and kill her. Dani's survival depends on her joining forces with two warriors: Grace (Mackenzie Davis), an enhanced super-soldier from the future, and a battle-hardened Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton).
11/1/201914 minutes, 42 seconds
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Harriet - Movie Review

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
11/1/20199 minutes, 11 seconds
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Gemini Man - Movie Review

Henry Brogan (Will Smith), an aging government assassin, decides to retire and is eventually hunted down by the people who once employed him. The catch is they've sent a younger assassin after him who turns out to be the clone of Henry himself.
10/12/20199 minutes, 22 seconds
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Joker - Movie Review

“Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story. The exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
10/3/201923 minutes, 17 seconds
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Dolemite Is My Name - Movie Review

Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.
10/3/20196 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ad Astra - Movie Review

In the near future, the solar system is being struck by mysterious power surges of unknown origin, threatening all human life. After surviving an incident on an immense space antenna caused by one of these surges, Major Roy McBride, son of famed pioneering astronaut H. Clifford McBride, is informed by U.S. Space Command (SpaceCom) that the source of the surges has been traced to the "Lima Project" base. The Lima Project had been set up to search for intelligent life from the farthest regions of the Solar System under Clifford's leadership, but nothing had been heard for sixteen years after they reached Neptune. A SpaceCom officer informs Roy that they believe Clifford may still be alive, and he is tasked with the mission of traveling to Mars to try and establish communication with him. Roy accepts the mission on a quest to find out about his father and solve some personal disconnects in his own life.
9/23/20196 minutes, 20 seconds
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It: Chapter 2 - Movie Review

27 years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), IT returns to terrorize the town of Derry once more. Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. However, the kids are disappearing again, so Mike (Isaiah Mustafa), the only one of the group to remain in their hometown, calls the others home. Damaged by the experiences of their past, they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all... putting them directly in the path of the clown that has become deadlier than ever.
9/6/20199 minutes, 19 seconds
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Good Boys - Movie Review

After being invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max (Jacob Tremblay) is panicking because he does not know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his best friends, Thor (Brady Noon) and Lucas (Keith L. Williams), decide to use Max's dad's drone, which they are forbidden to touch, to spy on a teenage couple who are making out. But when things go ridiculously wrong, the drone is confiscated. Desperate to get it back before Max's dad gets home, the boys skip school and set off an odyssey of epically bad decisions involving some accidentally stolen drugs, frat-house paintball, and running from both the cops and terrifying teenage girls.
8/16/20195 minutes, 26 seconds
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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw - Movie Review

Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.
8/2/201912 minutes, 14 seconds
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SPOILER TALK: Spider-Man: Far From Home - Movie Review

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS  Jay, Micah, and Carrie join forces to give their views (WITH SPOILERS!!!!!) of the newly released Marvel Studios film, "Spider-Man: Far From Home." The three discuss what they liked about it overall, the villain, character development, and the MCU going forward.
7/5/201923 minutes, 22 seconds
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Spider-Man: Far From Home - Movie Review

Shortly after the events of "Avengers: Endgame," Peter Parker is still mourning the death of his mentor Tony Stark as he goes on a school trip to Europe with his classmates. While abroad, he is recruited by Nick Fury to team up with Quentin Beck, also known as Mysterio.
6/27/20198 minutes, 51 seconds
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Toy Story 4 - Movie Review

A few years after Andy gave his toys to Bonnie; Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the toys are faced with a problem when Bonnie creates a new toy from arts and crafts, named Forky; Forky suffers from an existential crisis about being a toy, which the others try to help him understand how to be one. As Bonnie and her family go on a road trip, Forky escapes and Woody goes to save him, becoming separated from the group near a small town. As Buzz and the others try to help find Woody, Woody finds Bo Peep among other toys in the town's antique shop, and she gives him a new outlook on what being a toy is really about.
6/19/201910 minutes, 11 seconds
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Men in Black: International - Movie Review

After the events of Men in Black 3, London has a branch of Men in Black (MIB). After finding the MIB base, a woman (Tessa Thompson) joins them. The head of the branch, High T (Liam Neeson), pairs her up with Agent H (Chris Hemsworth). These two secret agents become involved in a series of alien attacks that send them traveling around the globe.  
6/14/20199 minutes, 17 seconds
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Shaft - Movie Review

John "JJ" Shaft Jr. (Jessie Usher) is an FBI agent and a cybersecurity expert with a degree from MIT. After his best friend dies under suspicious circumstances, he turns to his estranged father - the legendary John Shaft II (Samuel L. Jackson) - to uncover the truth. Father and son must navigate the Harlem underworld to solve the crime. Along the way, they team up with the first generation John Shaft (Richard Roundtree).  
6/13/20198 minutes, 2 seconds
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SPOILER TALK: Dark Phoenix - Movie Review

Our SPOILER TALK on Dark Phoenix, the latest and final X-men movie under the Fox umbrella.  SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS  Movie Synopsis: During a mission into outer space, Jean Grey absorbs a mysterious cosmic force that amplifies her telekinetic powers to unimaginable levels, causing her to lose control and unleash the Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than the rest of the world, if not the universe.  
6/6/201957 minutes, 22 seconds
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Dark Phoenix - Movie Review

During a mission into outer space, Jean Grey absorbs a mysterious cosmic force that amplifies her telekinetic powers to unimaginable levels, causing her to lose control and unleash the Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than the rest of the world, if not the universe.  
6/5/201921 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ma - Movie Review

Sue Ann (Octavia Spencer) is a lonely veterinary aide who lives in a town in Ohio. Things start to go wrong when she meets a group of teenagers. Despite their age differences, Sue Ann was invited into the clique, which she buys alcohol for. At first, it was fun for Sue Ann, who came to be called Ma, as her friendship with the high schoolers gives her the opportunity to be social and it gets her invites to parties. However, it becomes increasingly difficult for her to let go of her friends during weekends. She eventually develops an obsessive fixation on the group. The involvement of her friends' parents also triggered past trauma. These developments lead to violence.
5/31/20195 minutes, 26 seconds
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters - Movie Review

The heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance.
5/31/20198 minutes, 2 seconds
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Brightburn - Movie Review

In 2006, Tori and Kyle Breyer (Elizabeth Banks and David Denman) are a farm couple living in Brightburn, Kansas. They are trying to have a child, but have failed to conceive. One night, a meteor falls from the sky near their farm with a baby inside. They decide to adopt him, naming him Brandon (Jackson A. Dunn). The film takes a turn towards horror as Brandon begins to develop powers similar to classic comic book hero, Superman. With these newly discovered powers, Brandon begins to torture the residents of Brightburn.
5/24/20194 minutes, 12 seconds
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Aladdin - Movie Review

A kind-hearted, thieving street rat, Aladdin, is in love with Jasmine, the princess of Agrabah. To win her love, Aladdin is ordered by Jafar, the Grand Vizier to bring him a magical lamp, which wields the powerful Genie. Now it is upon Aladdin and Genie to stop Jafar and his evil intentions and marry the love of his life.
5/22/201914 minutes, 54 seconds
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John Wick 3: Chapter 3 - Parabellum - Movie Review

Legendary hitman John Wick must fight his way out of New York when a $14 million contract on his life makes him the target of the world's top assassins. Being declared as excommunicado after killing D'Antonio on Continental grounds, the chances of survival have never been thinner for Wick. With the aid of old allies, John seeks to turn the tide.
5/16/20197 minutes
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Pokemon: Detective Pikachu - Movie Review

In Ryme City, a metropolis populated between the bonds of humans and Pokémon alike, a 21-year-old former Pokémon trainer named Tim Goodman comes into contact with a talking Pikachu that once belonged to his father, Harry Goodman, who went missing after an accident. Tim and the talking Pikachu, who calls himself "Detective Pikachu", investigate to find his whereabouts with the help of a reporter, Lucy Stevens, and her Psyduck, until they come across something that endangers the Pokémon world. 
5/10/201910 minutes, 45 seconds
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SPOILER TALK - Avengers: Endgame - Movie Review

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS!!!! Avengers: Endgame Review: In this special SPOILER heavy video we talk all about our favorite moments in Avengers: Endgame, breakdown the basic plot, run through the greatest moments, odd moments, and absolute gobsmacking scenes from what is likely to be one of the biggest films in the history of cinema, and certainly going to leave a mark for blockbusters for decades to come. It's the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's "Infinity Saga" and Kevin Feige and his team went out with a bang. Let's celebrate it!
4/26/201953 minutes, 15 seconds
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Avengers: Endgame - Movie Review

SPOILER FREE REVIEW: After losing their battle against the Mad Titan, Thanos (Josh Brolin), Earth's Mightiest Heroes, The Avengers led by Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and others plan a desperate plan to restore the half of all living beings that were made to disappear at the hand of their greatest villain.
4/23/201910 minutes, 23 seconds
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Hellboy - Movie Review

Based on the Dark Horse comic of the same name, Hellboy follows the story of a hell demon aptly named Hellboy (David Harbour) who after being brought to Earth as a child and reformed by his adopted father fights the paranormal as an instrument of good for the BPRD (Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense). Hellboy is called into action to take on the newly resurrected Blood Queen, Nimue (Milla Jovovich), who plans to unleash a plague to wipe out all of humanity.
4/13/20199 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story - Movie Review

The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story features "the story of Lou Pearlman, his remarkable successes and offenses, and his tragic end while serving a 25-year prison sentence for multiple felony convictions. The Lou Pearlman Project reveals the dark side of stardom and the music industry as members of multi-platinum-selling bands like *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, O-Town and Take 5 tell all about working with Pearlman."
4/12/20196 minutes, 7 seconds
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Unicorn Store - Movie Review

Kit (Brie Larson), a failed artist, moves back in with her parents (Joan Cusack, Bradley Whitford). Realizing she must conform to adulthood like her parents always wanted, takes up an office job at a temp agency. However, once she receives a mysterious letter from "The Salesman" (Samuel L. Jackson) who invites her to "The Store", the place that sells "what you need", her entire outlook changes. The Salesman offers her the chance to have it all by fulfilling her childhood fantasy: owning a unicorn. The film deals with the all too familiar crisis of choosing whether to pursue a more traditional "adult" life path or truly go after your dreams.
4/10/20197 minutes, 5 seconds
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Shazam! - Movie Review

A young boy named Billy Batson is bestowed the power of a god by a dying wizard thus becoming the superhero, Shazam. He is forced to balance his life as a budding superhero, student, and the latest addition to a foster home. The film stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Djimon Hounsou.
4/5/20198 minutes, 55 seconds
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Pet Sematary

It is the second adaptation of the novel of the same name by Stephen King, after the 1989 film. The film stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow, and follows a family that discovers a mysterious graveyard in the woods behind their new home.
4/5/20199 minutes, 10 seconds
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The live-action retelling of Disney's 1941 animated film of the same name about a flying elephant who is the main circus attraction. The film stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, and Eva Green.
3/29/20196 minutes, 52 seconds
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Us - Movie Review

SORRY FOR THE AUDIO WEIRDNESS IN THIS EPISODE Director Jordan Peele returns for his sophomore film about a Black family that encounters their twisted doppelgangers while on vacation at the Santa Cruz beach. Years prior as a young child, the mother (Lupita Nyong'o) went missing there for 15 minutes and met her double. 
3/22/201910 minutes, 35 seconds
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Triple Frontier

When five friends, all retired from active duty in the US military, decide to pull a heist on a cartel boss in Brazil their lives go in a direction that they were desperately trying to avoid. A story of greed and brutal circumstances that comes off more like a result of self-sabotage than the results of external enemies stars Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal, Charlie Hunnam, Ben Affleck, Garrett Hedlund, and Adria Arjona.
3/15/20194 minutes, 29 seconds
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Captain Marvel

The latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe focuses on the introduction of a fighter pilot named Carol Danvers who finds herself living amongst an alien race called the Kree who have trained her to fight their shape-shifting enemies, The Skrulls. During this galactic face-off, Carol returns to Earth in pursuit of her enemies only to find out about her past and set a course to embrace her true potential.
3/8/201918 minutes, 5 seconds
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Frances (Chloe Grace Moretz), a sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, doesn't hesitate to return a handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta Hideg (Isabelle Huppert), a lonely, eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music. Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two quickly become friends, but Greta's maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta's life is what it seems.
3/1/20196 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. Carrie and Jay sit down to discuss the sequel to the wildly popular Lego Movie. Does the sequel hold up to the original?
2/11/20196 minutes, 14 seconds
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An assassin named Duncan, also known as "The Black Kaiser" (Mads Mikkelsen), is 14 days from forced retirement at age 50. He begins to realize that his life is in danger due to his boss', Mr. Blut (Matt Lucas), inclination to not want to pay out his assassins' "retirement" money. Duncan is forced to take on other assassins and Blut's henchmen to protect himself and his quiet and innocent neighbor Camille (Vaness Hudgens) who is dragged into the mayhem.
1/28/20196 minutes, 10 seconds
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Dragon Ball Super: Broly

The film's story takes place after the Universe Survival Saga depicted in Dragon Ball Super. Under the tagline "the greatest enemy, Saiyan", the film depicts the fate of series protagonists Goku and Vegeta as they encounter a new Saiyan called Broly. In the beginning, it tells the history of the Saiyan race and the background story of these three Saiyans with different destinies connected to the turbulent period of their race, and later resulting in a massive fight between them
1/18/20198 minutes
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The film is a sequel to Shyamalan's previous films Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016), cumulatively forming the Eastrail 177 Trilogy. Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Spencer Treat Clark, and Charlayne Woodard reprise their Unbreakable roles, while James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy return as their Split characters, with Sarah Paulson, Adam David Thompson, and Luke Kirby joining the cast. In the film, David Dunn gets locked in a mental hospital alongside his once-rival Mr. Glass, as well as the multi-personality "The Horde," and must escape from a psychiatrist who is out to prove the trio do not actually possess super-human abilities.
1/18/201912 minutes, 58 seconds
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Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world. This is the sixth installment in the DCEU, and the second appearance of Jason Momoa as the titular hero, Aquaman. 
12/21/201814 minutes, 24 seconds
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On Cybertron (a planet of sentient robots), the Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, are on the verge of losing the Transformer civil war to enemies, the Decepticons, and begin making preparations to leave the planet. A young scout, Bumblebee makes it to Earth where he teams up with a young girl (Hailee Steinfeld) while on the run from two Decepticons.
12/20/201812 minutes, 9 seconds
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Mary Poppins Returns

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. The follow up is directed by Rob Marshall and starring Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins.
12/19/20188 minutes, 38 seconds
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Mortal Engines

Following a cataclysmic conflict known as the Sixty Minute War, the remnants of humanity regroup and form mobile "predator" cities. Under a philosophy known as "Municipal Darwinism", larger cities hunt and absorb smaller settlements in the "Great Hunting Ground", which includes Great Britain and Continental Europe. In opposition, an "Anti-Traction League" have developed an alternative civilization consisting of "static settlements" in Asia led by Shan Guo (formerly China), protected by the "Shield Wall." A young girl named Hester Shaw works alongside a young historian to take down London, once and for all.  
12/13/20187 minutes, 56 seconds
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Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

In the "classic Spider-Man mold", Miles Morales must juggle his high school life with his status as a superhero, as he is introduced to the "Spider-Verse" where there can be more than just one Spider-Man.
12/10/20187 minutes, 8 seconds
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House of Cards: Season 6

Jay and Micah sit down to discuss the latest and final season of Netflix's House of Cards. This season Claire takes the lead as the series pivots from Frank's story due to behind the scenes issues with Kevin Spacey. Claire, now president, must battle against the Shepards, a family of American oligarchs who are determined to undermine Claire at every step until she falls in line. This episode does contain spoilers for season 6 and previous seasons.
11/30/201818 minutes, 45 seconds
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Creed II

The sequel to the popular "Rocky" franchise, spinoff, "Creed" features Michael B. Jordan returning as Adonis Creed. Still working to live outside of the shadow of his father's boxing career, Adonis is pulled back in when the son of the man who killed his father in the ring wants to challenge him for the title.
11/23/201813 minutes, 17 seconds
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Green Book

A bouncer at a New York nightclub named Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) takes a job as a famed black pianist's (Donald Walbridge Shirley) played by Mahershala Ali, chauffeur during a tour in the American Deep South, forging a close friendship while navigating the deep racism of the region. The film deals with interracial friendships, monolithic views of other races, and a reversal of community status in this story based on a true story. 
11/21/20189 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ralph Breaks the Internet

Ralph Breaks the Internet is the follow up to the wildly popular 2012, Wreck-It Ralph. This film follows the continued misadventures of Ralph (John C. Reily) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) as they make their way into the Internet to hunt for a video game steering wheel on Ebay. The two come across dying websites, Disney princesses, and much more in this animated journey that will lead them to find more than just a video game part.
11/21/20188 minutes, 55 seconds
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Director Steve McQueen's fourth film, Widows, follows the lives of 3 women who are newly widowed as their husbands are killed during one of their heists. Harry (Liam Nesson), the leader of the team, leaves behind his wife Veronica (Viola Davis) who must pick up the pieces of her life. She starts to get harassed from Jamaal Manning, a local gangster who is running for alderman in the South-Side of Chicago. Jamaal demands his $2 Million dollars to be returned that Harry stole from him. Veronica must gather the other widows (Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki) together, along with a driver (Cynthia Erivo) to pull off one last heist job to get the money to pay back Jamaal and move on with their lives.
11/13/20188 minutes, 35 seconds
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On the eve of D-Day, a paratrooper squad is sent to destroy a German radio tower in an old church; however, their plane is shot down before they can reach their target, leaving only five apparent survivors, Corporal Ford and soldiers Boyce, Tibbet, Chase, and Dawson. The team comes in contact with Nazi experiments to use the dead as soldiers.
11/9/20186 minutes, 4 seconds
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Daredevil: Season 3

This week on Coming Distractions, Jay and Micah sit down to give their overall thoughts (including spoilers) on season 3 of Marvel's Daredevil series on Netflix starring Charlie Cox. This season finds Daredevil fighting a new enemy, Bullseye, who's been hired by his arch revival, Wilson Fisk aka The Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio). The season deals with religious questioning, mental disorders, and vulnerabilities in love. The hosts also discuss how well the season worked comparative to previous seasons, what implications this has on the rest of the MCU, future seasons of the show, previous rumored casting, and much more.
11/2/201820 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

A modern fantasy re-imagining of the classic Nutcracker story takes a young girl to a world of four realms. She must bring balance back to one of the realms that has been cast in a shadow of evil in order to save the day.
11/2/20185 minutes, 55 seconds
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Bohemian Rhapsody

During the early 1970s, aspiring songwriter Farrokh Bulsara, later known as Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek), forms the rock band Queen alongside his new friends Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon with his supportive girlfriend Mary Austin. Their career is successful against all odds of getting their music to be heard. In 1985, the band is given the chance to perform at Live Aid. The film is directed by Bryan Singer.
10/26/20186 minutes, 47 seconds
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mid90s on the surface is a skateboard coming of age film set in the 1990s, but if one goes deeper it's far more about building an extended family from your friends when your traditional family structure is lacking. Stevie (Sunny Suljic) is a 13-year-old kid who has a broken relationship with his brother and mother and is at an age that he needs some sort of family around him to guide him during his teenage years. To that end, Stevie befriends a group of skateboarders in Ruben, Ray, Fuckshit, and Fourth Grade. They step in as his replacement family and introduce him to a life that is full of little rules, adult-like experiences, and brotherhood that he's never known.
10/25/20185 minutes, 34 seconds
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Halloween (2018)

Halloween is a 2018 American slasher film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Jeff Fradley, and Danny McBride. It is the eleventh installment in the Halloween film series, and a direct sequel to the 1978 film of the same name, while disregarding the continuity of the previous sequels. Set forty years after the original film, the plot follows Laurie Strode as she prepares to face Michael Myers in a final confrontation when he returns to Haddonfield, Illinois to finish her off for escaping his killing spree on Halloween night in 1978.
10/19/20189 minutes, 45 seconds
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First Man

Director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land) takes on the very personal story of Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) as he makes his way from pilot to the NASA program on his path to being the first man to set foot on the moon. The journey is a tightly shot, brutal exploration into what it takes to achieve your goals and how easily life can't seemingly break a man during that journey. Anchoring Armstrong back to Earth is his steadfast, non-shrinking violet wife, Janet Shearon (Claire Foy) who makes it clear that in order to be a true hero of history, one needs to remain connected to one's humanity while even aiming for the stars.
10/10/20188 minutes, 36 seconds
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Investigative journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) attempts a comeback following a scandal involving the CEO of the Life Foundation (Riz Ahmed), but accidentally becomes the host of an alien symbiote that gives him a violent super alter-ego: Venom (Based on the Marvel villain). Soon, he must rely on his newfound powers to protect the world from a shadowy organization looking for a symbiote of their own.
10/5/201817 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, a young high school age girl who spends her live code switching between her Black neighborhood and the predominately white school she attends. When her best friend is killed in front of her by police (wrongfully), she is forced to confront both worlds. Exploring the ideas of code switching, the Black Lives Matter movement, young activism, father and daughter dynamics inside the Black community, confront white friends, and much more, The Hate U Give provides a cathartic expression of Black activism in the modern age.
10/1/20187 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Predator

When a combat sniper sees an alien ship crash to Earth during a mission, he is grabbed up the military, questioned about what he knows, and is moved into a unit of certifiable loons to keep him quiet. That alien that crashed was indeed a Predator and when it breaks free of its captors anything goes as it has a mission that no one can stop it from accomplishing. The film stars Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, and Jacob Tremblay.
9/11/201811 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Meg

The film stars Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis, and follows a group of scientists who must stop a 75-foot Megalodon shark from terrorizing a beach.
8/10/201810 minutes, 6 seconds
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Christopher Robin

As Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) leaves the Hundred Acre Wood as grows up to be a man, he leaves behind his friends Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Owl, and Rabbit. Now in the working world with a wife (Hayley Atwell) and child, Christopher has lost his connection to his childlike sensibilities and his dearest friends. Now on a quest to get that all back brings Winnie the Pooh and the others into the real world of London where Christopher's two worlds collide.
8/3/201810 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds is an American science fiction thriller film directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and written by Chad Hodge, based on Alexandra Bracken's young adult novel of the same name. The film stars Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, and Gwendoline Christie, and follows a group of teenagers who are on the run from the government after mysteriously obtaining superpowers.  
8/3/201810 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Spy Who Dumped Me

The Spy Who Dumped Me is a 2018 American action comedy film directed by Susanna Fogel and co-written by Fogel and David Iserson. The film stars Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, and Sam Heughan, and follows two friends who get chased through Europe by assassins after one of their ex-boyfriends turns out to be a CIA agent.
8/3/20184 minutes, 50 seconds
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Teen Titans Go! to the Movies

In Jump City, the Teen Titans arrive to stop the Balloon Man. However, when he cannot figure out who they are, the Teen Titans jump into a rap song to explain themselves and become distracted, forcing the Justice League to intervene. They criticize the Titans for being childish and not taking anything seriously and put up the fact that they do not have a movie of their own to prove their legitimacy.
7/27/20186 minutes, 17 seconds
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Mission Impossible: Fallout

When an IMF mission ends badly and Solomon Lane escapes custody, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfill his original briefing, the CIA begins to question his loyalty and his motives. Hunt finds himself in a race against time, hunted by assassins and former allies while trying to prevent a global catastrophe.
7/24/20189 minutes, 25 seconds
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Tau (Netflix)

A woman ( Maika Monroe) is held captive by a scientist (Ed Skrein) in a futuristic smart house and hopes to escape by reasoning with the Artificial Intelligence named Tau (voiced by Gary Oldman) that controls the house.
7/23/20187 minutes, 54 seconds
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Unfriended: Dark Web

Found footage horror film written and directed by Stephen Susco. It stars Colin Woodell, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Betty Gabriel, Connor Del Rio, Andrew Lees, Stephanie Nogueras, and Savira Windyani. It is a stand-alone sequel to the 2014 film "Unfriended," and follows a group of friends who find a laptop that has access to the dark web, only to realize they are being watched by the original owners.
7/23/20186 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Equalizer 2

Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) learns that one of his longtime friends, Susan Plummer, has been murdered. McCall decides to return to his old ways and seek out, find and punish the perpetrators.
7/13/20189 minutes, 41 seconds
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Former FBI agent and amputee Will Sawyer (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) lives in the tallest and "safest" skyscraper in Hong Kong with his family. The skyscraper itself, known as "The Pearl," houses several floors that function as their own society, and despite the risks highlighted by Sawyer, who is the building's head of security, his bosses insist that it is impenetrable. True to Sawyer's belief, the building comes under attack by terrorists, forcing Sawyer to take action. Matters are complicated further when he finds himself framed for the attack, and his family trapped above the resulting fire line.
7/13/201813 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ant-Man and The Wasp

Two years after the events of Captain America: Civil War, and before the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Scott Lang, now under house arrest after the events of Civil War, tries to balance his home life as a father with his responsibilities as Ant-Man. When Hope van Dyne and Hank Pym present him with a new mission to bring to light secrets from their past, Lang teams up with Van Dyne as the new Wasp.
7/4/201813 minutes, 5 seconds
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The First Purge

To push the crime rate below 1% for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of the oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation. Because there are more parties being thrown than people being killed, the NFFA take matters into their own hands. The film has all new meaning inside the Trump political era that lends to a level of realism that the previous films did not have.
7/3/20188 minutes, 20 seconds
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Uncle Drew

After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic streetball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize and impress his girlfriend (Tiffany Haddish), Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend Uncle Drew (Kyrie Irving) and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew's old basketball squad comprised of actual NBA stars (Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Lisa Leslie) and prove that a group of septuagenarians can still win the big one.
6/29/20186 minutes, 1 second
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The latest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise has arrived and it has the same issues that all the previous direct sequels to Jurassic Park had. The franchise ultimately only has two stories and the latter is bringing the dinosaurs to the mainland and they get loose thus wreaking havoc. 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' is no exception. Adding in the notion of the dinosaurs possibly experiencing a natural extinction level event on the island doesn't really help the story much as it plays more as a jumping off point than anything else. Where the story lives and breathes is in the fate of the dinos as they make it back to the mainland. Of course, things go predictively left and we are once again thrown into the same chase and kill story we can walk through with our eyes closed at this point. Since 1993, the franchise has had nothing more to say, and somehow the writers and directors behind these movies haven't heard that message as loud and as clear as it is coming through the screen.
6/20/20189 minutes, 29 seconds
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Incredibles 2

The sequel to the wildly popular 2004 Incredibles picks up right where the previous film left off. The film continues to follow the superhero Parr family as they try and balance their seemingly normal lives alongside superheroism. This time the focus is on ElastiGirl as she leaves home to be in the spotlight while Mr. Incredible is forced to stay home and connect with the kids.
6/15/201811 minutes, 20 seconds
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Superfly (2018)

A remake of the 1972 blaxploitation film Super Fly, it stars Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Michael Kenneth Williams, Lex Scott Davis, and Jennifer Morrison, and follows a career criminal who tries to get out of the Atlanta drug scene, only to have one bad deal put him in harm's way.
6/13/201812 minutes, 24 seconds
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Hotel Artemis

In the near future, Jean Thomas (Jodie Foster) is a nurse who runs a secret hospital for criminals in Los Angeles called Hotel Artemis. When a major crime boss needs to use the facility, things go left as no one is allowed to get in or out.  
6/8/20187 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ocean's 8

Inspired by her brother Danny Ocean, estranged sister Debbie Ocean attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first step is to assemble the perfect crew: Amita, Tammy, Lou, Constance, Nine Ball, and Rose.   Cast: Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, a professional robber, and Danny Ocean's estranged sister. Cate Blanchett as Lou, Debbie's partner-in-crime. Anne Hathaway as Daphne Kluger, a celebrity and the target of the heist. Mindy Kaling as Amita, a jewelry maker Sarah Paulson as Tammy, a suburban mom and Debbie's former partner-in-crime. Awkwafina as Constance, a thief Rihanna as Nine Ball, a technical genius. Helena Bonham Carter as Rose Weil, a fashion designer. Richard Armitage as Claude Becker James Corden as John Frazier, Kluger's associate, and Debbie's confidant Dakota Fanning as Penelope Stern Damian Young as David Welch
6/6/201812 minutes, 43 seconds
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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 5

Jay and T'ara sit down to give a review (with tons of spoilers) of the 5th season of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. They discuss some new and recurring characters, story arcs, fun moments, thoughts on the season's three-part split, implications in the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, and speculate what's to come in season 6 (Summer 2019).
5/31/201853 minutes, 4 seconds
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Solo: A Star Wars Story

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' is a space western styled film that tells the origin of Han Solo, a young guy trying desperately to achieve his dreams of getting off world and becoming a galaxy-renowned pilot. During his first adventure, he meets a Wookie named Chewbacca, joins a crew of thieves, and sees what the galaxy truly has to offer. Cast: Alden Ehrenreich - Han Solo Woody Harrelson - Tobias Beckett Emilia Clarke - Qi'ra Donald Glover - Lando Calrissian Paul Bettany - Dryden Vos
5/23/201815 minutes, 3 seconds
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Deadpool 2

When a teenage mutant is being hunted by a super soldier from the future, the wise-cracking mercenary Deadpool shows up with the help of some new friends to fight him off and save the day. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, and Julian Dennison.
5/15/20187 minutes, 48 seconds
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Avengers: Infinity War

Two years after the Avengers were torn apart during the events of Captain America: Civil War, Thanos arrives on Earth to collect the Infinity Stones for a gauntlet that will allow him to bend reality to his will. The Avengers must join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop him before his onslaught of destruction puts an end to half the universe.
4/24/201815 minutes, 23 seconds
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Super Troopers 2

17 years after the release of Super Troopers, the Broken Lizard crew is back to once again cause chaos and shenanigans on the highway in this long-awaited sequel. After an international border dispute arises between U.S. and Canada, five wacky state troopers set up a new highway patrol station in the disputed area of Canada.
4/19/20185 minutes, 11 seconds
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Primatologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson), a man who is the head of an anti-poaching unit, finds out his beloved albino silverback gorilla friend George has been infected with a mysterious experiment that turns him into a giant, aggressive beast. To make matters worse, a grey wolf named Ralph and an American crocodile named Lizzie have been infected too. With the help of a discredited genetic engineer named Dr. Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris), he must save George, stop Ralph and Lizzie from destroying most of America, and find out who mutated the animals.
4/11/201820 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Titan

In 2048, on an Earth overpopulated and ridden by violent conflicts, scientists are looking to Saturn's moon Titan as a new home for humanity, spearheaded by Professor Martin. Rick Janssen, a war pilot who survived for 3 days in the Syrian desert without food or water, is chosen to be a part of an experiment that forces humans to adapt to the surface of Titan, due to his past ability to survive in extreme conditions.
4/6/201811 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ready Player One

The film is set in the year 2045, when much of humanity, escaping the desolation of the real-world, uses the virtual reality software OASIS to engage in work and play. Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) discovers clues to a hidden game within the program that promises the winner full ownership of the OASIS, and joins several allies to try to complete the game before indentured players working for a large company, run by Nolan Sorrento (Mendelsohn), can do so.
3/30/201810 minutes, 32 seconds
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Pacific Rim Uprising

Ten years after the Battle of the Breach, the oceans have become restless once again, but the Jaeger program has evolved into the next generation for the PPDC. However, a mysterious organization has reopened the Breach for the Kaiju and a Jaeger has gone rogue. Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, rises up to stand against the evolved Kaiju and the mysterious rogue Jaeger, Obsidian Fury, to prevent humanity's extinction and preserve his father’s legacy. John Boyega leads a team of new pilots alongside Scott Eastwood and Cailee Spaeny to try and stop a new set of kaiju from reaching their final objective of destroying the Earth.
3/21/201810 minutes, 11 seconds
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TV Review: Jessica Jones - Season 2

After the Defenders, we get to circle to the individual stories of the 4 titular heroes of the universe. Jessica Jones season 2 picks up back with our angry superpowered private detective and her quest to find out more about what or who gave her superpowers and why. This season focuses on not only Jessica's origins so to speak but also the origins of her friendship with Trish. This season also goes much further into showing Trish, Malcolm, and even Hogarth as a supporting worth truly caring about. 
3/20/201832 minutes, 3 seconds
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Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider is a 2018 American action-adventure film directed by Roar Uthaug and written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Alastair Siddons, from a story by Evan Daugherty and Robertson-Dworet. It is based on the 2013 video game of the same name, with some elements of its sequel by Crystal Dynamics, and is a reboot of the Tomb Raider film series. The film stars Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, in which she embarks on a perilous journey to her father's last-known destination, hoping to solve the mystery of his disappearance. Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu and Kristin Scott Thomas appear in supporting roles. When the heir to a family fortune is thrown into a series of events, she must head to an island that holds secrets of her father, her legacy, and possibly her future.
3/15/20189 minutes, 43 seconds
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Movie Review: Gringo (2018) Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) is an average businessman who works for Cannabax Technologies Inc, a company that has developed the "Weed Pill", medical marijuana that has been simplified into a pill. Harold's bosses, Elaine Markinson (Charlize Theron) and Richard Rusk (Joel Edgerton), send him to Mexico to handle the manufacturing of the product, but while out partying he ends up getting kidnapped by the cartel, which holds a grudge against Harold's bosses and their company. Richard hires a professional named Mitch (Sharlto Copley) to safely get Harold out of harm's way, only for the two to end up having to survive one outrageous situation after another. The film is directed by Nash Edgerton and written by Anthony Tambakis and Matthew Stone. This is an Amazon Studios production.
3/9/20186 minutes, 13 seconds
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A Wrinkle in Time

After learning her astrophysicist father, Alex (Chris Pine), is being held captive on a distant planet deep in the grip of a universe-spanning evil, Meg Murry (Storm Reid) works with her highly intelligent younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), her new friend and fellow student Calvin O'Keefe (Levi Miller), and three astral travelers, Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling) to save him. The film based on the 1962 sci-fi novel by Madeleine L'Engle was directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Jennifer Lee.
3/9/201811 minutes, 23 seconds
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Death Wish

In 1974, Charles Bronson took on the role of Paul Kersey, an innocent man who is set over the edge into a sea of violence when his wife and daughter are attacked. the film sparked a five-film long series. Now in 2018, director Eli Roth attempts to put his gorry stamp on his own version of the series. This time starring the aging action icon Bruce Willis who plays Kersey, this time re-imagined as a doctor. Kersey, after losing his wife to a home invasion, teaches himself how to shoot, and takes to the streets of Chicago to enact vigilante justice. Kersey delivers brutal justice to bad guys and the ones who wronged his family.
3/2/201811 minutes, 13 seconds
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Red Sparrow

When a newly recruited Russian spy named Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) is set to search for a mole but instead falls for a CIA officer (Joel Edgerton) the stakes become incredibly high in this cat and mouse spy thriller directed by Francis Lawrence.
2/26/20188 minutes, 58 seconds
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Director Alex Garland takes another ambitious shot at the sci-fi genre with his latest film, Annihilation. The film follows Natalie Portman as a research biologist who's husband has been missing for over a year while he was on a covert military operation. His return thrusts her into a connected assignment. She alongside several other military research experts must explore an alien entity called The Shimmer. Once inside this entity they encounter various genetically altered species of animals and plant life. The Shimmer is far more than it seems to be and Portman and her team are forced to reflect on their bizarre findings as well as fight for survival.
2/23/20189 minutes, 1 second
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Game Night

Movie Review: What happens when you bring two competitive people together to make a married couple? What happens when that couple is forced into an unwittingly dangerous real-world kidnapping situation when they think its a game? "Game Night," asks these questions and with John Francis Daley in the director's chair, answers them in hilarious fashion. The film follows a group of friends who meet regularly for their game night, and one night they find themselves investigating an actual murder mystery. The film stars Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Jesse Plemons, and Kyle Chandler.
2/23/20187 minutes, 40 seconds
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Black Panther

Making his big onscreen debut in Captain America: Civil War, the character of Black Panther/T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) gets to finally step out on his own solo adventure. While the wait was long, it was more than worth it. Director Ryan Coogler manages to deliver Marvel's most diverse and unique adventure to date. Taking place in the fictional country of Wakanda, a hidden gem of Africa with technology that far surpasses the rest of the world, we see the coronation of the new king T'Challa. After watching his father be murdered in Captain America: Civil War, he must become the new leader of his people and learn to balance that with his superheroics and need to be a good man. T'Challa will be challenged not only at home by other tribes but also from enemies from afar, including the arms dealer Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) and a newcomer, Erik "Killmonger" Stevens (Michael B. Jordan) who's background is most complex than it appears. T'Challa does have the benefit of not having to fight alone. He is supported by his tech genius sister Shuri (Letitia Wright), head of his royal guard, the Dora Milage, Okoye (Danai Gurira), and his former lover and spy operative Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o).
2/16/201817 minutes, 17 seconds
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Fifty Shades Freed

The latest, and hopefully last, film in the Fifty Shades film series, "Fifty Shades Freed" has officially arrived. The film follows a newlywed couple of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele-Grey played by Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson respectively as they must deal with the sins of their past.
2/9/201815 minutes, 50 seconds
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Den of Thieves

Den of Thieves is the latest action film from director Christian Gudegast starring Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, 50 Cent, and O'Shea Jackson Jr. The film works as almost an exact retelling of Michael Mann's 1995 masterpiece, Heat. This time we get the more meathead version of that story but the outside framing is much the same. The movie pits a group of ex-military bank robbers who work with extreme accuracy against a group of major crimes officers who ride the line of legality. Den of Thieves may not be a cerebral film with amazing acting but for a somewhat mindless action film, it works. Worthwhile gunplay, elaborate schemes, and extreme bits of cat and mouse interplay, this very well might be the best film coming out during the film drought that is January, or at the very least the most entertaining.
1/19/20187 minutes, 11 seconds
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TV Review: The Gifted - Season 1

Taking place in the middle of the Fox X-Men universe, The Gifted is a 13 episode season that explores the adventures of a family as they are thrust into the battle between humans and mutant-kind. When a brother and sister publicly display their mutant abilities by accident in high school they are immediately put on the run alongside their parents from the evil Sentinel Services, who are tasked to capture and contain dangerous mutants. The family eventually joins up with the Mutant Underground, a group of powerful mutants who are the fantasy version of the Underground Railroad from times of slavery in the United States. The show works on a "fetch quest" of the week premise and finds the family and the Mutant Underground heading from one position to another to garner some new knowledge or pick up some item to ease they lives on the run. With some cameos by mutants from a deep cut in Marvel's X-Men comic lore and a decent side story about the Mutant Underground members, the show rises to the level of mediocre TV but flounders just about everywhere else.
1/17/20187 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Commuter

Liam Nesson is back in yet another action movie based on a type of conveyance. This time he finds himself on a daily commuter train being approached by a stranger to do the unthinkable for money. The former cop turned life insurance salesman must make a race against time to find out what his true mission is and save everyone on this train before things go "off the rails." - Pun very much intended.
1/12/20188 minutes, 44 seconds
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TV Review: Marvel's Runaways - Season 1

Back before Iron Man was leading the Marvel Cinematic Universe to massive success, there was Brian K. Vaughn's Runaways. Originally planned to jumpstart the MCU the teen-focused series has finally made it to live-action. Telling the story of a group of high schoolers who happen upon their parents performing a secret ritual that leads them to discover their parents are actually villains. The teens come together to form their own odd Breakfast Club like "superhero" team. Comprised of the boy genius, tech inventor, telepathically dinosaur linked girl, a girl with massive strength, a magician, and a girl who has mysterious alien-like powers the teens aren't just forced to take on their parents but they are forced to get along with each other. Marvel's "Runaways" works best with its interaction between the kids and that is well mirrored with the parents interacting with their own group. Both teams are complex, well written and acted. Marvel's Runaways is yet another hit in the ever-growing MCU freight train. Directed by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the series has been renewed for a second season and expanded from 10 episodes to the standard Marvel 13.
1/11/20188 minutes, 15 seconds
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TV Review: Black Mirror - Season 4

Imagine if the Twilight Zone and Google had a baby, well that would be Black Mirror, and the Netflix exclusive show is back for its fourth twisted season. Covering topics from a Star Trek parody to an episode that everyone is describing as just too much. Black Mirror is a show about blurring the lines of fear, anxiety, and technology into a modern freak out. Micah and Terrence sit down and discuss their thoughts on each of the six presented episodes in this latest season. They stay as far away from spoilers as possible, but we encourage you to watch the show before checking out their review.
1/5/201819 minutes, 26 seconds
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TV Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Season 1

Amazon Studios gave a two-season order for their period comedy show, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel starring Rachel Brosnahan and created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and they shouldn't stop there. The show follows Midge Maisel as a 1950s Jewish Upper Westside in NYC housewife who through some tragic circumstances in her marriage finds herself single and back living with her parents with two young children. Midge is bitten by the stand-up comedy bug when she drunkenly gets on stage at The Gaslight Cafe and performs an impromptu set. An employee at the cafe, Susie (Alex Borstein) sees potential in Midge and helps her hone her newfound passion. Midge's life isn't all roses as she has to navigate 1950 ideals (some she holds and some she fights), her parents in Tony Shalhoub and Marin Hinkle who play Abe and Rose Weissman respectively, and her former life of privilege.
1/5/201814 minutes, 9 seconds
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Director David Ayer's latest film, Bright, teams Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as two cops trying to survive in Los Angeles after finding a powerful artifact. The generic survival premise is flipped on its head when we are introduced to a world much like our own that is uniquely filled orcs, fairies, elves, and sometimes even dragons flying overhead in the distance. Joel Edgerton plays Nick Jakoby, the first Orc to serve as a police officer, and Will Smith plays his veteran partner, Daryl Ward, who is fresh off of medical leave after being injured on duty. When the two come across a magic wand they trigger a series of events that have the hunted by elves, the FBI, crooked cops, and gangsters. The film also makes an attempt (poorly) at using the Orcs as an allegory for race relations in this world.
12/23/201710 minutes, 10 seconds
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Molly's Game

The story of the so-called "Poker Princess" Molly Bloom has been put into the Aaron Sorkin slick fast dialogue machine and come out the other side looking good. Sorkin, in his directorial debut, turns actress Jessica Chastain into the former skier turned illegal poker gamer runner. Jumping between dishing her information to her reluctant lawyer, Charlie Jaffey, played by Idris Elba and the full backstory of how she rose from cocktail waitress to working with the Russian mob, Molly's Game is a good time. Sorkin brings his dialogue-heavy style to his first film and allows for us to see what a meteoric rise is like from the inside. With its violence, money, and glamour. Opening on Christmas Day, Molly's Game is not a groundbreaking story or film, but you will enjoy your time in the theater. A nice well-rounded film to end the year.
12/22/20176 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Shape of Water

Guillermo del Toro's (Pan's Labyrinth) latest film that he both wrote and directed, The Shape of Water is a dark fantasy drama about a mute janitor that gets a job at a secret government laboratory. While working there she meets the "asset," an amphibious creature not unlike the classic monster movie "The Creature from the Black Lagoon." The janitor, Elisa (Sally Hawkins), and the asset (Doug Jones) fall in love, and upon learning the possible demise of her new love, Elisa fights to release the asset from the facility so they can be together.
12/15/20179 minutes, 30 seconds
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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Picking up where Episode VII left off, a newcomer to the Star Wars universe, Rian Johnson, takes the helm with Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi as both its writer and director. Produced by Lucasfilm, Episode VIII once again stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, with returning classic characters played by Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. We find Rey (Ridley) working desperately to get Luke Skywalker (Hamill) to rejoin the Rebel Alliance in its last days, while Finn (Boyega) and Poe (Isaac) race against time to save the remaining fleet of the resistance. Looming questions are answered, new questions arise all the while putting Rey against her new sworn enemy in Kylo Ren (Driver).
12/12/20177 minutes, 17 seconds
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TV Review: She's Gotta Have It - Season 1

Spike Lee revisits his famous drama/comedy 1986 film, She's Gotta Have It, but this time as a TV series that is updated for a new era and available as a Netflix Original Series. The general story is the same, but with needed tweaks to bring the series on Black polyamory into 2017. The series still follows Nola Darling, a "single" Black woman who has open sexual relationships with three men that are wildly different in personality. They reflect aspects of herself in archetypical ways. Whether the carefree/immature side, the stability of adulthood, or the worldly overachiever, the three men work as a vessel for Nola's best and worst qualities.
12/8/201720 minutes, 58 seconds
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Roman J. Israel Esq.

Movie Review: Roman J. Israel Esq. The legal drama starring Denzel Washington as Roman J. Israel Esq., a lawyer who has spent his career as the man behind the curtain so to speak. An eccentric legal savant, Israel must confront his hardline views of helping the poor and the disaffected when he is thrust into a world of money and power that he's only seen from a safe distance. When an opportunity for a different life comes into conflict with one's beliefs, this is where the character must decide if his lifelong held convictions are truly worth the sacrifices that he has made. Cast: Denzel Washington Colin Farrell Carmen Ejogo
11/22/20175 minutes, 33 seconds
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TV Review: The Punisher - Season 1

Jon Bernthal returns to the role of Frank Castle aka The Punisher for his solo series. Marvel's Netflix shows have run the gamut of quality and I am happy to say that 'The Punisher' has now climbed to the top of my list. Taking on the story of a murdering sociopath anti-hero isn't an easy task but showrunner/executive producer Steve Lightfoot seemingly handled it with ease. The Punisher focuses on Frank Castle months after the events of Daredevil Season 2, in which he is believed to be dead. However, he works in the shadows taking down mobsters, violent thugs, etc until he comes across a bit of evidence that reopens some emotional wounds from his time doing spec ops work in Afghanistan. His spec ops work might just be the key to understanding what happened to his wife and kids, and perhaps tells us more about Frank Castle the man in the end. Cast: Jon Bernthal Ebon Moss-Bachrach Ben Barnes Amber Rose Revah Paul Schulze Jason R. Moore Michael Nathanson Daniel Webber Jaime Ray Newman Deborah Ann Woll
11/21/20179 minutes, 33 seconds
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TV Review: Stranger Things - Season 2

TV Review: Welcome back to Hawkins, Indiana for the second season of the Netflix runaway hit, Stranger Things. We find ourselves back with Mike, Will, Dustin, and Lucas as they are living their normal lives after the events of Will going missing, meeting Eleven, and their battle against the dreaded Demogorgon. Season 2 picks up a few months after the original and we find Will not doing so well and suffering from what he believes are flashbacks to his time in the Upside Down. As time goes on, we realize the threat of the Upside Down and what lies within it can not be ignored and its power is spreading. The team of kids must work alongside Sheriff Hopper and a host of old and new friends to wag a final battle to save themselves and the town. Cast: Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers David Harbour as Jim Hopper Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler Millie Bobby Brown as Jane Ives / Eleven Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair Noah Schnapp as Will Byers Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers Joe Keery as Steve Harrington Dacre Montgomery as Billy Hargrove Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler Sean Astin as Bob Newby Paul Reiser as Dr. Sam Owens
11/17/201717 minutes, 17 seconds
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Justice League

The ultimate culmination of DC comics superhero build up is finally here. Bringing together Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Superman (Henry Cavill), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and, Cyborg (Ray Fisher) to form the heroic Justice League. When an otherworldly rampaging tyrant named Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds) comes to Earth to find three "mother boxes" that he wants to use to conquer the planet, a team of unlikely allies must be formed to stop this extraterrestrial threat. Budget: $300 Million
11/15/201716 minutes, 40 seconds
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TV Review: Mindhunter - Season 1

Mindhunter is the latest Netflix original series based on the true crime book, 'Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Crime Unit' written by John E. Douglass and Mark Olshaker. The series depicts the FBI's slow growing serial killer unit in 1977. Surpassing the standard viewpoint on the criminal element of the past, FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) interview imprisoned serial killers to try and broaden their understanding of the psychology of these type of criminals, and to hopefully help stop future killers. The series works very much in the same vein as "Silence of the Lambs." One has to understand how a killer's mind works in order to stop a killer. Mindhunter is the first step in the FBI's now famous "profilers" group of agents.
11/10/201712 minutes, 4 seconds
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Murder on the Orient Express

Based on the famous 1934 Agatha Christie novel, Murder on the Orient Express attempts to tell a classic close quarters murder mystery with intriguing characters, setup, slowly revealed backstories and a sense of prolonged inquiry. Kenneth Branagh takes his hand at directing and starring in this remake. A powerhouse cast including Tom Bateman, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, and Daisy Ridley sets the stage for characters who stand out in a large sea of talent. Budget: $55 Million
11/10/20179 minutes, 9 seconds
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Thor: Ragnarok - Movie Review

"Third time's a charm" is the aptest phrase that can be used for Marvel's latest entry into its cinematic universe, Thor: Ragnarok. Returning once again to lead this voyage is Chris Hemsworth, who of the top three characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has had the roughest go at it in his solo adventures. However, with Taika Watiti in the director's chair, Thor: Ragnarok is not only the best Thor films but one of the best Marvel projects to date. The movie warns of a coming event, Ragnarok, or the end of all things for Asgard (the home realm of our hero). A series of events leads Thor to reunite with his mischievous brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to find their father Odin (Anthony Hopkins). Odin warns them of a coming danger, Hela (Cate Blanchett) whose past is as mysterious as it is violent. She casts our heroes out of their homeworld and they are forced onto an unfamiliar planet that focuses on gladiatorial sports for entertainment above all else. There Thor rekindles his friendship with The Hulk/Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and meets new allies Valkeryie (Tessa Thompson) and Korg (voiced by Taika Watiti). Together they work to escape their captors and take on Hela and reclaim Asgard. Budget: $180 Million
11/3/201716 minutes, 46 seconds
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1922 - Movie Review

In 1922, a farmer conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to participate. The film is based on the novella by horror writer, Stephen King. Wilfred James (Thomas Jane) is a grumpy farmer who refuses to give up his life living on the farm with his wife, Arlette (Molly Parker), and son, Henry (Dylan Schmid). His wife proposes that they sell their land and move into the city for a better, and frankly, less harsh life. However, Wilfred thinks city living is for "fools" and works his son to hatch a plot to kill Arlette to preserve his way of living. He succeeds in his plans but is haunted by the memories of his murdered wife via rats and visions of her. This is a Netflix Original film and is currently streaming on that service. Cast: Thomas Jane Dylan Schmid Molly Parker Neal McDonough Brian d'Arcy James
10/30/201710 minutes, 37 seconds
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Wheelman - Movie Review

Movie Review: Wheelman (2017) Written and Directed by Jeremy Rush Frank Grillo (Captain America: Winter Soldier) stars as a man forced to be a getaway driver for criminals after owing the local mob for protection. Only known as "Wheelman" to the other criminals, he is caught between a rock and a hard place when forced to betray some bank robbers in the middle of a heist and steal their money. So begins a race against time to save his daughter, ex-wife, and his own life. This is a Netflix Original film and is currently streaming on that service. Cast: Frank Grillo Garret Dillahunt Caitlin Carmichael Wendy Moniz Shea Whigham Slaine
10/27/20176 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Babysitter - Movie Review

The Babysitter is a 2017 American teen horror-comedy film directed by McG and written by Brian Duffield. The film stars Samara Weaving, Judah Lewis, Hana Mae Lee, Robbie Amell and Bella Thorne. It was released by Netflix on October 13, 2017. 12-year-old Cole (Judah Lewis) is the classic kid who suffers from bullying in school, but his one solace is his beautiful babysitter that he has fallen head over heels for. When she stays at home with him one night he decides to spy on her and see what she is up to after he is supposedly asleep. Turns out, this dreamy perfect girl, Bee (Samara Weaving), is a part of a demonic cult!!! He sees her and her friends murder another kid without remorse. That's when this horror/comedy, The Babysitter, really gets started. Cole is thrown into a race against time to escape the members of this cult and hopefully survive until his parents are back in town. Cast: Samara Weaving Judah Lewis Hana Mae Lee Robbie Amell Bella Thorne Andrew Bachelor Emily Alyn Lind Leslie Bibb Ken Marino
10/25/20176 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Snowman - Movie Review

Jay and Terrence sit down to discuss the newly released crime thriller, The Snowman. Based on the novel written by Jo Nesbø, the film follows a drunkard detective named Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) as he tries to figure out why women are ending up dead in Oslo, Norway by someone who goes by the name the Snowman killer. Leaving small clues and snowmen in the wake of his murders, Hole races to put the pieces together to find the killer. Working with the gorgeous backdrop of Norway, the film tries desperately to convey a sense of Scandinavian emptiness in the same vein of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series. However, due to rush production and poor translation of the source material, it seems to fail in every regard. Michael Fassbender as Detective Harry Hole Rebecca Ferguson as Katrine Bratt Charlotte Gainsbourg as Rakel Fauske Val Kilmer as Gert Rafto J. K. Simmons as Arve Støp Toby Jones as Investigator Svenson David Dencik as Idar Vetlesen Ronan Vibert as DCI Gunnar Hagen Chloë Sevigny as Sylvia Ottersen/Ane Pedersen Budget: $35 Million
10/20/201710 minutes, 33 seconds
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Marshall - Movie Review

Jay sits down to discuss his review of the newly released ‘Marshall’ starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, and Sterling K. Brown. The film chronicles a little-known case of Thurgood Marshall (Boseman) in which he is tasked to prove the innocence of Joseph Spell (Brown) who is accused of attacking and raping a white woman he works for during the height of the Civil Rights movement. Marshall is forced to join up with local Jewish attorney Sam Friedman (Gad) to prove that this case is far more complex than anyone truly believes. The film is directed by Reginald Hudlin, and takes a sharp look at not only the era in question but one of its greatest heroes from a perspective not yet explored.   Cast: Chadwick Boseman Josh Gad Sterling K. Brown Kate Hudson   Budget: $12 Million Video Version of this Review: HERE
10/13/20177 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Foreigner - Movie Review

Jay and Demetrius sit down to discuss the newly released film, The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan, directed by Martin Campbell. Chan plays Ngoc Minh Quan, the father of a young girl who is killed during a terrorist bombing who wants answers to who did this to his daughter. Quan runs head first into the Liam Hennessy (Brosnan) who is a British official who has deeper ties to the situation than is first realized. Cast: Jackie Chan as Ngoc Minh Quan Pierce Brosnan Michael McElhatton Charlie Murphy Budget: $35 Million
10/13/20178 minutes, 2 seconds
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Blade Runner 2049 - Movie Review

Jay and Brad sit down to review the 30+ years in the making sequel, ‘Blade Runner 2049.’ Starring Ryan Gosling as K, a Blade Runner who is tasked to “retire” old replicants is suddenly thrown into a new case that might just destroy the fabric of the modern society. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario), the film works to expand the story and world of the original 1982 ‘Blade Runner’ but also forge its own ground. Villeneuve is able to recapture the feel of the original film but modernizes it to fit his own lush aesthetics. Gosling’s K teams with the original Blade Runner, Rick Deckard, to solve a question that brings the sci-fi genre back to its roots of questions of existentialism and what it truly means to be human.   Cast: Ryan Gosling Harrison Ford Jared Leto Robin Wright Ana de Armas Mackenzie Davis Sylvia Hoeks Dave Bautista Budget: $150-$185 Million   Video Version of Review: here  
10/9/201719 minutes, 46 seconds
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Gerald's Game - Movie Review

Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, Gerald’s Game is a film that plays more like a survival drama than a classic King horror story. When Jessie and Gerald Burlingame leave the city to go to a remote cabin to rekindle their problematic marriage things go a bit off the rails. Gerald (Bruce Greenwood) decides that the way to put the spark back into their marriage is to try having sex while using handcuffs to restrain Jessie (Carla Gugino). Bruce, unfortunately, has a heart attack and dies leaving Jessie restrained and no access to call for help. The film really gets moving the second Jessie is pushed into this race against time scenario for her life. Struggling to deal with the realities of her newfound situation, while balancing her thoughts of what put her there make for a suspenseful ride. Cast: Carla Gugino Bruce Greenwood Video Version of this review: here
10/4/201710 minutes, 24 seconds
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American Made - Movie Review

On this episode of Coming Distractions, Jay and Micah sit down to discuss the biographical crime film, American Made, starring Tom Cruise and directed by Doug Liman. Telling the story of Barry Seal, a commercial airline pilot who's sense of adventure finds him being used by the CIA to inadvertently run guns into South America, and transport drugs for the  Medellin Cartel and Pablo Escobar.  The film is a fun ride with Tom Cruise at his best. The film co-stars Sarah Wright who plays Lucy Seal opposite Cruise, and Domhnall Gleeson as Monty Schafer, the secretive CIA agent.  Cast: Tom Cruise as Barry Seal Sarah Wright as Lucy Seal Domhnall Gleeson as Monty Schafer Jayma Mays as Dana Sibota Jesse Plemons as Sheriff Downing Lola Kirke as Judy Downing Budget: $80M
9/29/20178 minutes, 36 seconds
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Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Movie Review

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is the follow-up to the wildly popular Kingsman: The Secret Service directed and co-written once again by Matthew Vaughn. The Kingsman universe lives somewhere between James Bond and Austin Powers, with a bit of almost superhero level action sprinkled in for good measure. Starring Taron Egerton once again as the young charismatic spy Eggsy. Egerton is joined by Colin Firth, Mark Strong, and Sophie Cookson all reprising their roles from Kingsman: The Secret Service. They are joined by the Statesman, the American version of the Kingsman, lead by Jeff Bridges, Pedro Pascal, Halle Berry, and Channing Tatum. The two teams have to come together to take on Julianne Moore who plays Poppy Adams, the head of an organization called “The Golden Circle.” Taking the best of what worked in the first film, and cranking them up while leaning heavily into the world that director Matthew Vaughn has created (based on the comic “Secret Service” by Mark Millar) makes for one of the more fun films this year. Balls to the wall action, well-placed comedy, and over the top international spycraft is a great combination this is ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle.’ Video Version of Review: here Cast: Taron Egerton as Eggsy Colin Firth as Harry Hart Julianne Moore as Poppy Adams Mark Strong as Merlin Halle Berry as Ginger Ale Pedro Pascal as Jack Daniels Channing Tatum as Tequila Jeff Bridges as Champagne AKA "Champ" Budget: $104 Million  
9/22/201711 minutes, 10 seconds
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TV Review: Insecure - Season 2

On this episode of Coming Distractions, Terrence, T’ara, and Erica sit down to discuss the second season of HBO’s Insecure starring #IssaRae. Partially based on Rae’s successful web series “Awkward Black Girl,” the show returns in its sophomore season with extended storylines, new characters, and hella drama. The show focuses on the Black female perspective in life, career, and dating in your late 20s. Social and racial issues of #Blackness are well explored in this contemporary setting. This season also sees a far extension of Issa’s circle of friends and their relationships as well as follow the exploits of her now ex-boyfriend, Lawrence. These new expansions help to generate hashtags such as #LawrenceIsTrash and Team Issa vs. Team Lawrence fan fractures. Video of the Review: here Cast: Issa Rae as Issa Dee #JayEllis as Lawrence Walker Yvonne Orji as Molly Carter Lisa Joyce as Frieda Natasha Rothwell as Kelli Amanda Seales as Tiffany DuBois Y'lan Noel as Daniel King  
9/16/201734 minutes, 50 seconds
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American Assassin - Movie Review

American Assassin tells the tale of a young man, Mitch Rapp, who through no fault of his own is wrapped up in the violence of a terrorist cell while on vacation. 18 months later, Mitch is training physically and mentally to enact his revenge on those responsible. PREMISE:  Mitch Rapp (O'Brien), 23, lost his parents in a tragic car accident at the age of 14, as well as his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Lathan) as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Keaton) to train Mitch. Together they will, later on, investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent, Annika (Negar), to stop a mysterious operative, nicknamed "Ghost" (Kitsch), intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. Cast: Dylan O'Brien as Mitch Rapp Michael Keaton as Stan Hurley Sanaa Lathan as Deputy Director Irene Kennedy Shiva Negar as Annika Taylor Kitsch as "Ghost" David Suchet as Stansfield Navid Negahban as Behurz Scott Adkins as Victor Charlotte Vega as Katrina Harper Budget: $33 Million
9/15/201715 minutes, 22 seconds
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It - Movie Review

Stephen King's classic horror story, It, comes back to life exactly 27 years after the original made for TV movie adaptation was done. This time the tale is better weaved in this version made for the silver screen. Based on the 1986 supernatural horror book, "It" takes place in 1988 where a group of friends called "The Losers" have to come face to face with a murderous clown, known only as Pennywise, that's not quite what he seems to be. Budget: $35 Million
9/8/201710 minutes, 53 seconds
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TV Review: Marvel's "Inhumans" IMAX Premiere

Jay and Demetrius sit down to discuss the newly released (in IMAX) 2 episode premiere of Marvel's "Inhumans." Telling the story of a royal family of aliens who reside in a hidden city on the moon, who work to keep themselves hidden from inhabitants of Earth. The show focuses on a breakdown in that royal family that involves a coup d'etat headed up by the king's own jealous brother. The rest of the royal family is forced to escape to the planet Earth, but their troubles are only just beginning. They must figure out their new home while fighting to regain the rightful place back in Attilan on the moon. The premiere episodes lay the ground work for a season that may have some potential, but that's merely speculative at this point. The footage shown in theaters was rather underwhelming but better than early buzz indicated. Cast: Anson Mount as Black Bolt Serinda Swan as Medusa Ken Leung as Karnak Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon Isabelle Cornish as Crystal Iwan Rheon as Maximus
9/3/201725 minutes, 3 seconds
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TV Review: Game of Thrones - Season 7

This episode of Coming Distractions focuses on the newly concluded season 7 of HBO's Game of Thrones. Jay and T'ara sit down to discuss their overall thought on the season, favorite moments, and predictions for the 8th and final season of the HBO series. This review does contain mild spoilers, so be aware before continuing. The 7th season of Game of Thrones focuses largely around the impending war between Daenerys and Cersei for the iron throne. All the while Jon Snow becomes King of the North and is working to convince both sides that there is an impending war that is far more important than a small squabble for power. Wanting all their armies to join forces to fight the ever approach White Walkers led by the mysterious Night King, is Jon's focus. He will do anything to convince these two warring women to come together. Video version of Review:
9/1/201728 minutes, 28 seconds
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TV Review: "The Tick" Season 1 - Part 1

This episode of Coming Distractions is focused on Amazon's newest show "The Tick," based on the popular spoof comic series, as well as, the popular 1990s cartoon that was on Fox. The Tick tells the tale of a New York based superhero by the same name who's eccentric nature runs head on with Arthur, a mild mannered accountant, who gets caught up in the superhero antics sort of by accident. The Tick and Arthur team up to take down goofball villains such as Ms. Lint and Ramses IV all the while on the hunt for The Terror. The series pokes fun at the superhero genre while also never taking itself particularly serious. If you are a fan of the original comic series, the 90s cartoon, or the superhero genre this series might be a perfect treat when your beloved genre gets a bit too self-important. Video of this review: Cast: Peter Serafinowicz as The Tick Griffin Newman as Arthur Everest Valorie Curry as Dot Everest Brendan Hines as Superian Jackie Earle Haley as The Terror Yara Martinez as Ms. Lint Scott Speiser as Overkill Michael Cerveris as Ramses IV Bryan Greenberg as Derek Alan Tudyk as the voice of Dangerboat
8/31/201717 minutes, 56 seconds
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Death Note - Movie Review

Carrie joins Jay to discuss the recent Netflix exclusive film, #DeathNote. The story follows Light Turner (Nat Wolff), a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook that has the power to kill whoever has their name written within. He soon partners with the true owner of the notebook, a shinigami named #Ryuk (Willem Dafoe), and begins to enact justice on the world under the guise of "Kira." Light must contend with the brilliant detective known only as L (Lakeith Stanfield), who seeks to expose Light as Kira. Based on the 2003 manga of the same name, Netflix's Death Note provides a wildly different look at the base story underneath. But is it a good enough film to watch? Budget: $40 Million
8/30/201712 minutes, 54 seconds
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TV Review: Marvel's "The Defenders"

In 2015, Marvel and Netflix started us down this path with the first season of Daredevil starring Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil. From there we've had series focusing on Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Coulter), and most recently Iron Fist (Finn Jones). These shows have now finally brought together 4 unlikely personalities to team up Avengers style to take on a larger threat. The show is a departure from the four solo series by only being 8 episodes instead of their standard 13. This allows for the telling of a slightly tighter story but also puts some constraints on what the show can do in such a limited time frame. The team takes on a woman named Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver) who controls the evil organization, The Hand. She along with Elektra (Elodie Yung) aka The Black Sky work to further goals while trying to destroy New York City in the process. There are things that worked incredibly well in the series, such as Luke and Danny's budding friendship, but the series is also plagued by rushed writing and lack of quality action beats for certain characters. A valiant effort from Marvel Television, but improvements can be and should be made going forward. This review has a SPOILER section that is clearly stated for those who have not watched the season in its entirety. Spoilers begin at 14:55.  
8/25/201728 minutes, 11 seconds
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TV Review: Netflix's "Friends from College" Season 1

Jay and Micah sit down to discuss season 1 of Netflix's latest original series, Friends from College. Starring Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Fred Savage, Nat Faxon, Annie Parisse, Jae Suh Park, and Billy Eichner. The show follows seven friends who went to Harvard together that are in their late 30s/early 40s reuniting as their paths cross in New York City. Old relationships rekindle, while others have never died. A mixture of "comedies of life" moments well balanced with serious issues of leaving your late breaking adult adolescence for the eventual slide into what should be your calming 40s. The show features characters who are all incredibly terrible and selfish people but have endearing qualities once you dig into the meat of what they represent. There are issues of infidelity, career changes, gaining maturity, relationship prioritizing, trying to have kids (IVF), and balancing all of that on top of the drudges of life. Video version of the review:
8/25/201715 minutes
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Hitman's Bodyguard - Movie Review

This week on Coming Distractions, Jay and Carrie sit down to discuss the newly release action-comedy, Hitman's Bodyguard, starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson. When the first trailer for The Hitman’s Bodyguard debuted, people at first seemed to take it as a joke (largely due to the usage of “I Will Always Love You”) only to realize that, no, this was a real movie about to release in 2017. Starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, the film manages to be an entertaining two-hour romp despite not doing anything really new or particularly memorable for the action film genre. The story follows a freelance special protection agent, Michael Bryce (Reynolds), who experiences a fall from grace after one of his high-profile clients is killed off. Years later, Bryce is brought in to help covertly escort a notorious contract killer, Darius Kincaid (Jackson), across Europe so that he can testify at the International Court of Justice against Vladislav Dukhovich (Gary Oldman), the brutal dictator of Belarus. Kincaid was originally to be escorted by a group of Interpol agents, but a mole within Interpol gave away his location, leading to Bryce and Kincaid being pursued by Dukhovich’s team of mercenaries throughout the film.  
8/18/20176 minutes, 51 seconds
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Good Time - Movie Review

This week on Coming Distractions, Jay and Micah sit down and discuss the first major Hollywood film by the Safdie Brothers entitled, "Good Time." Following two brothers Connie (Robert Pattison) and Nick Nikas (Ben Safdie) who rob a bank and head out into an adventure that sees Connie trying desperately to bail his special needs brother out of jail before something goes terribly wrong. An acid trip crime-drama set to an 80s inspired synthwave style soundtrack makes for another great addition to the A24 indie filmhouse catalog.
8/18/201710 minutes, 23 seconds
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Kidnap - Movie Review

This week Jay and Micah sit down to discuss the latest film from Oscar Award winning actress, Halle Berry, as a mother fighting desperately to save her son in "Kidnap." The plot is extremely simple and yet the film manages to miss the mark at almost every turn. Utilizing 6 film production companies and making a film that is almost identical to her last major outing, Kidnap is a unique example of a throwaway project from beginning to end. Cast: Halle Berry Sage Correa Chris McGinn Lew Temple Budget: $20 Million
8/4/20178 minutes, 53 seconds
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Detroit - Movie Review

Kathryn Bigelow's latest film dives deeply into the Algiers Motel incident during the 1967 Detroit riots. Dealing with police brutality and its constant march against innocent Black Americans and the outcome that comes along with it are the central themes of this film. Taking her knowledge of war filming, Bigelow is able to craft a film that focuses on the characters far more than the situation and brings the violence and racism leveled against them to the forefront with expert skill. Breakout performances from Algee Smith, John Boyega, and Will Poulter help to show the gravity of choices on the perpetrators and their victims. PREMISE: A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in a days long riot. The story is centered on the Algiers Motel incident, which occurred in Detroit, Michigan on July 25, 1967, during the racially charged 12th Street Riot. It involves the death of three black men and the beatings of nine other people: seven black men and two white women. Video Review: Cast: John Boyega Algee Smith Will Poulter Anthony Mackie Jason Mitchell
7/28/201712 minutes, 58 seconds
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Atomic Blonde - Movie Review

Terrence and T'ara sit down to discuss the 2017 spy action thriller, Atomic Blonde, starring Charlize Theron. This is director David Leitch's first solo project without teammate Chad Stahelski. PREMISE: In 1989, on the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the shifting of superpower alliances, Lorraine Broughton, a top-level spy for MI6, is dispatched to Berlin to take down a ruthless espionage ring that has just killed an undercover agent for reasons unknown. She is ordered to cooperate with Berlin station chief David Percival, and the two form an uneasy alliance, unleashing their full arsenal of skills in pursuing a threat that jeopardizes the West’s entire intelligence operation. Video Review: Cast:  Charlize Theron James McAvoy John Goodman Sofia Boutella Budget: $30 Million
7/28/201715 minutes, 44 seconds
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - Movie Review

In the 28th century, special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline work together to maintain order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the minister of defense, the duo embarks on a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where diverse species gather to share knowledge and culture. When a dark force threatens the peaceful city, Valerian and Laureline must race against time to identify the menace that also jeopardizes the future of the universe. Luc Besson's latest film is a visual feast for the eyes, but does it deliver when it comes to story and well thought out plot points? Check out our review and see if they hype was justified.   Cast: Dane DeHaan Cara Delevingne Clive Owen Rihanna Ethan Hawke Herbie Hancock Budget: $209.2 Million
7/21/201715 minutes
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Girl's Trip - Movie Review

Girl's Trip tells the story of four lifelong friends on a long-overdue weekend getaway trip to New Orleans for the annual Essence Music Festival. Their sisterhood is rekindled and wild sides are rediscovered, with nights of partying, hook-ups and bad decisions, as well as raw and vulnerable moments that strengthen their bond. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man) and written by Kenya Barris (Black-ish), Girl's Trip takes the simple road tripping movie idea but adds great comedic flair and raunchiness that women rarely get in films aimed at their demographic. #GirlsTrip manages to balance comedy and sincerity and is a great time all around. Cast: Regina Hall Queen Latifah Jada Pinkett Smith Tiffany Haddish Budget: $19 Million
7/21/201710 minutes, 35 seconds
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Dunkirk - Movie Review

Director Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Dunkirk, retells the story of the famous evacuation from Dunkirk, France by Allied forces using the help of civilians from England at the early point of WW2. Starring Fionn Whitehead, Cillian Murphy, and Tom Hardy the film works to give three perspectives (Land, Sea, and Air) of the battlefront. With less concentration on heroic speeches or large scale nearly unwatchable violence, the film creates suspense and fear through amazing sound editing an absolutely wonderful score. Check out our spoiler free review, and remember to share and subscribe! PREMISE: Allied soldiers from Britain, Belgium, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German Army on the beaches of Dunkirk and evacuated in Operation Dynamo between 26 May and 4 June 1940, during the early stages of the Second World War. Cast: Fionn Whitehead Tom Glynn-Carney Jack Lowden Harry Styles Aneurin Barnard James D'Arcy Barry Keoghan Kenneth Branagh Cillian Murphy Mark Rylance Tom Hardy   Budget: $150M
7/20/20177 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Big Sick - Movie Review

The Big Sick is the 2017 romantic comedy, directed by Michael Showalter and starring Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan. Kumail plays himself in this autobiographical retelling of his relationship with his now wife, Emily Gordon (who co-wrote the film with Nanjiani). The film deals with issues of familial expectations, cultural clashes, and what it's like to be a foreign born but American raised person working between two very strong worlds. When Kumail and Emily's relationship falters early on, the two are brought back together when Emily becomes deeply ill and falls into a coma. Kumail must learn to challenge the life his parents have set for him as well as connect with Emily's parents to prove he's not the guy they think he is.
7/17/201714 minutes, 19 seconds
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Spider-Man: Homecoming - Movie Review

#MovieReview: Spider-Man: Homecoming After two reboots, and film live action films, Spider-Man has finally made his way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Played this time around by newcomer Tom Holland, Marvel Studios in a joint venture with Sony Pictures brings us a new #Spiderman solo adventure. Taking place just after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the 15 year old Peter Parker AKA Spider-Man finds himself trying to desperately prove to Tony Stark/Iron Man that he is worthy to be an Avenger alongside the other heroes. When a new villain known as the Vulture (Michael Keaton) arises and is stealing high end tech from around NYC and using it for nefarious means Spider-man sets off to stop him and prove his worth. The film does a wonderful job of balancing time between the super heroics and his normal high school life. Tom Holland manages to bring laugh out loud moments to the hilarious character who is constantly trying to figure this whole superhero thing out. Director Jon Watts shows us just what a John Hughes movie would feel like in the modern age of superheroes. Cast: Tom Holland Michael Keaton Robert Downey Jr. Jon Favreau Zendaya Marisa Tomei Jacob Batalon Budget: $175 Million
7/7/201725 minutes, 27 seconds
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Baby Driver - Movie Review

Director Edgar Wright goes full on style over substance in his latest getaway driver centered film, Baby Driver. Centered around Baby (Ansel Elgort), a wheelman for Doc (Kevin Spacey) who is a criminal kingpin of sorts. Working to pay off a debt to Doc, Baby works with some shady characters and looks good while doing it. A film that is driven by its soundtrack and audio design is a unique entry into the Edgar Wright's collection of films. While the style is a large part of the premise here, does Wright and the cast deliver a solid story that leads you wanting more? Check out the review to find out. Cast: Ansel Elgort Kevin Spacey Jon Hamm Jamie Foxx Jon Bernthal Lily James Eiza Gonzalez Budget: $34 Million
7/7/201711 minutes, 31 seconds
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War for the Planet of the Apes - Movie Review

Movie Review of #WarForThePlanetOfTheApes Director Matt Reeves returns to the Apes franchise, with War for the Planet of the Apes, to fully explore the war that has been brewing since the franchise's beginning in Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 2011. The film decides to take the series into a deeper character driven direction than even the previous films and works to show Caeser as a fully realized character underneath all the excellent CGI and MoCap work by actor, Andy Serkis. PREMISE: Two years after the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Caesar, and his apes have been embroiled in a war against humans. As the ape population decreases, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts in order to avenge his fallen companions. The encounter with the apes and humans puts them into the ultimate confrontation, to determine the fate of the Earth. Caesar is pitted against a rogue colonel played excellently by Woody Harrelson who's number one goal is to rid the Earth of these intelligent apes and secure humanity's place at the top of the food chain no matter what. Dealing with issues of humanity, character introspection, violence, subjugation, ends justifying the means, and other topics, War for the Planet of the Apes isn't just a run of the mill summer blockbuster but rather something altogether special. So check out our War for the Planet of the Apes movie review. Watch, Share, and of course, Subscribe. Cast: Apes --------- Andy Serkis Steve Zahn Karin Konoval Terry Notary Judy Greer Max Lloyd-Jones Devyn Dalton Ty Olsson Michael Adamthwaite Aleks Paunovic Alessandro Juliani Sara Canning Humans -------------- Woody Harrelson Amiah Miller Gabriel Chavarria Chad Rook  
7/4/201719 minutes, 23 seconds
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Beatriz At Dinner - Movie Review

Selma Hayek and John Lithgow star as representatives of opposing views in the ongoing grand debates of American society: rich/poor, immigrant/native born, man/woman, minority/white, liberal/conservative, and so on in the 2017 Miguel Arteta-directed film, 'Beatriz at Dinner.' #BeatrizAtDinner tells the story of when massage therapist #Beatriz (#SalmaHayek) attends the dinner party of her wealthy clients Kathy (#ConnieBritton) and Grant (#DavidWarshofsky) after her car breaks down at their house. During the party, Beatriz finds out that Kathy and Grant's wealthy colleagues are involved in business practices that she finds repellent. In particular, she suspects that she has a past connection with Doug Strutt (#JohnLithgow), whose business has come under fire from environmental groups. As the night progresses, tensions escalate between Beatriz and Doug as the two butt heads over their opposing philosophies. Does the film deliver on its promise of being the first true film to deal with Americans ideological splinters in the age of Donald Trump? Cast: Salma Hayek as Beatriz Chloë Sevigny as Shannon Connie Britton as Kathy Jay Duplass as Alex John Lithgow as Doug Strutt Amy Landecker as Jeana John Early as Evan David Warshofsky as Grant  
7/4/201712 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Book Of Henry - Movie Review

Director #ColinTrevorrow decides to take a short break from large budget films like Jurassic World to delve into his newest indie film project, The Book of Henry. Starring Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, and Jacob Tremblay as a single mother and her two young sons. #JaedenLieberher plays Henry, an 11-year-old boy genius who has a hyper focus on the ideas of good and evil, and what his legacy should be to his family. His mother Susan (#NaomiWatts) is a woman who has disempowered herself to allow Henry to become this guiding male figure in their lives. When Henry suspects that there is something strange happening to the girl next door, he decides to create a plan and he pulls his mother in for the task. The film delves into the ideas of parentification of children, and that impact on what it does to both the child and parents. Issues of role reversals and maturity are peppered throughout #TheBookOfHenry. PREMISE: In a small suburban town, a precocious 11-year-old boy, named Henry Carpenter, and his younger brother, Peter, are being raised by their single mother, Susan, who works as a waitress. Henry has a crush on their next-door neighbor Christina Sickleman, a girl around his age, who is the stepdaughter of the police commissioner. To protect Christina from harm at the hands of her abusive stepfather, Glenn, Henry comes up with a plan to rescue her that he writes in a book. Henry's mother discovers the book and decides that she and Peter will put Henry's scheme into motion. Other cast members: Dean Norris Maddie Ziegler Lee Pace Sarah Silverman Bobby Moynihan Tonya Pinkins Budget: $10 Million  
7/4/201711 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Mummy - Movie Review

Every cinematic universe begins somewhere, and Universal's #DarkUniverse begins with Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella's, The Mummy. The adventures begin in ancient Egypt, Princess Ahmanet is first in line to replace her father Menehptre only to be replaced when his new wife gives birth to a son. Determined to usurp the throne, Ahmanet sells her soul to the the god Set, who promises to make her Queen in exchange for gaining a corporeal form. After killing her family, Ahmanet prepares to sacrifice her lover only to be captured and condemned to be buried alive with flesh-eating scarabs. Fast forward to the modern day with Nick Morton (#TomCruise) finds Ahmanet's tomb and mistakenly releases her upon the world. The Mummy is more action than horror and works to set up the budding Universal #DarkUniverse.  
7/4/201711 minutes, 26 seconds
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Wonder Woman - Movie Review

Director #PattyJenkins has taken on the herculean task of directing the first large-scale female-led comic book movie, #WonderWoman. Starring relative newcomer #GalGadot (Batman v. Superman) as the titular character of Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Wonder Woman works to tell the story of young woman who is plucked from her safe life on a secret island and thrust into the atrocities of World War I. However, the obvious twist is that she isn't just some woman, she's the daughter of the Amazons who possess more power than even she realizes. DC/WB has had hit a couple of rough patches launching their cinematic universe, aka #DCEU. However, in Wonder Woman they have found their footing. Utilizing true emotion, heart, action, and properly placed comedy finally brings DC/WB a movie that they can say critically, and likely financially, rivals the competition. Gal Gadot impresses with her ability to play the "fish out of water" warrior princess alongside #ChrisPine as Steve Trevor, a WWI soldier who recruits her to save the world. The story is large enough to show scale in the universe, yet personal enough to be emotionally well balanced and solid.
7/4/201727 minutes, 34 seconds
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Alien: Covenant - Movie Review

Director #RidleyScott returns once again to his beloved #Alien franchise to go further in depth with the franchise's lore. After a mixed reception to his Alien prequel, #Promethus, Scott goes back to the prequel well to once again try and recapture the magic of the original films. Does he pull it off? PREMISE: "In 2104, the crew of the colony ship Covenant is bound for a remote planet, Origae-6, with some 2,000 colonists and over 1,400 embryos on-board, monitored by Walter, a more advanced android resembling the earlier David. A neutrino shockwave damages the ship and waking the crew from stasis. While repairing the damage, they intercept a human radio transmission from a seemingly lifeless nearby planet. Against the objection of Daniels (Katherine Waterston), the ship's terraforming expert and acting executive officer, Captain Christopher Oram (Billy Crudup) decide to investigate."
7/4/201712 minutes, 37 seconds
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - Movie Review

Movie Review of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Director #GuyRitchie works to put his unique spin on the classic telling of the #KingArthur story in this modern-ish remake. Starring #CharlieHunnam as Arthur, a young man raised in a brothel not quite knowing his true lineage. Meanwhile, Arthur's uncle, played by #JudeLaw, works to consolidate his power and find and kill #Arthur so that he can wield the famous #Excalibur. There are no SPOILERS in this review. We discuss the film's premise, actors successes/failures, overall thoughts on the film, what we liked, disliked, and more. Does Guy Ritchie unique style help or hurt the retelling of the classic English high fantasy story? Check out the review to find out. Also, remember to watch, share, and subscribe.  
7/4/201714 minutes, 34 seconds
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Movie Review

#Marvel's favorite group of cosmic outlaws and misfits are back in their sequel adventure. Bringing back the team of #StarLord (Chris Pratt), #Gamora (Zoe Saldana), #RocketRaccoon (Bradley Cooper), #BabyGroot (Vin Diesel), #Drax (Dave Bautista), #Nebula (Karen Gillian), #Yondu (Michael Rooker) to take on a new enemy and deal with the issues of newly arriving characters: #Ego (Kurt Russell) and #Mantis (Pom Klementieff). The movie works to establish the family aspects of the Guardians and what that truly means in the larger sense. Action, comedy and just plain old fun are back under the watchful eye of returning writer/director #JamesGunn. Does Marvel hit another out of the park, or does the sophomore project disappoint? Check out our review of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to find out in out 2017 review.  
7/4/201714 minutes, 22 seconds