Saturday, March 28, 2020

Chris

Escape from New York (1981)

Title: Escape from New York
Rating: R
Directed by: John Carpenter
Written by: John Carpenter and Nick Castle
Starring: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton, and Adrienne Barbeau
Release Date: 7/10/1981
Running Time: 99 minutes

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In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Title: Shaun of the Dead
Rating: R
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Written by: Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright
Starring: Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Nick Frost, Peter Serafinowicz, Penelope Wilton, and Bill Nighy
Release Date: 9/24/2004
Running Time: 99 minutes

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Together with his mother, the stepfather, who will soon mutate into a zombie, and some friends, Shaun hides himself in his local pub “Winchester” and hopes to escape the horror there. Shaun of the Dead is a creepy zombie splatter movie with cult status and finest English humor.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Spenser Confidential (2020)

Title: Spenser Confidential
Rating: R
Directed by: Peter Berg
Written by: Sean O’Keefe and Brian Helgeland
Based on the novel by: Ace Atkins and Robert B. Parker
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin, Iliza Shlesinger, Marc Maron, and Austin Post
Release Date: 3/6/2020
Running Time: 111 minutes

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When two Boston police officers are murdered, ex-cop Spenser teams up with his no-nonsense roommate, Hawk, to take down criminals.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Big Time Adolescence (2019)

Title: Big Time Adolescence
Rating: R
Directed by: Jason Orley
Written by: Jason Orley
Starring: Griffin Gluck, Emily Arlook, Michael Devine, and Pete Davidson
Release Date: 3/20/2020
Running Time: 91 minutes

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A suburban teenager comes of age under the destructive guidance of his best friend, an aimless college dropout.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

 

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Extra Ordinary (2019)*

Title: Extra Ordinary
Rating: R
Directed by: Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman
Written by: Mike Ahern, Demian Fox, Maeve Higgins, and Enda Loughman
Starring: Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Will Forte, and Claudia O’Doherty
Release Date: 3/6/2020
Running Time: 94 minutes

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What did you think of this film?



Rose, a sweet, lonely driving instructor in rural Ireland, is gifted with supernatural abilities. Rose has a love/hate relationship with her ‘talents’ & tries to ignore the constant spirit related requests from locals – to exorcise possessed rubbish bins or haunted gravel. But! Christian Winter, a washed up, one-hit-wonder rock star, has made a pact with the devil for a return to greatness! He puts a spell on a local teenager- making her levitate. Her terrified father, Martin Martin, asks Rose to help save his daughter. Rose has to overcome the fear of her supernatural gift & work with Martin to save the girl, get the guy and be home in time for a light snack…maybe a yogurt or something…


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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Special thanks to Tony for this submission


Beneath Us (2019)

Title: Beneath Us
Rating: R
Directed by: Max Pachman
Written by: Mark Mavrothalasitis and Max Pachman
Starring: Lynn Collins, Rigo Sanchez, James Tupper, Josue Aguirre, Roberto ‘Sanz’ Sanchez, Thomas Chavira, Nicholas Gonzalez, and Edy Ganem
Release Date: 3/6/2020
Running Time: 90 minutes

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The American Dream becomes a nightmare for a group of undocumented day laborers hired by a wealthy couple (Lynn Collins and James Tupper). What they hope to be their biggest payday turns into a terrifying fight for survival at the couple’s secluded mansion, and those thought to be helpless must prove they can’t be discarded so easily.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Escape from Pretoria (2020)*

Title: Escape from Pretoria
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Francis Annan
Written by: Francis Annan and L.H. Adams
Based on the book by: Tim Jenkin
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Daniel Webber, and Ian Hart
Release Date: 3/6/2020
Running Time: 106 minutes

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What did you think of this film?



Based on the real-life prison break of two political captives, Escape From Pretoria is a race-against-time thriller set in the tumultuous apartheid days of South Africa.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Dedication: This film is dedicated to the thousands who gave their freedom, and some their lives, in the pursuit of a free and just South Africa.

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Bait (2019)

Title: Bait
Rating: NR
Directed by: Mark Jenkin
Written by: Mark Jenkin
Starring: Edward Rowe, Mary Woodvine, and Simon Shepherd
Release Date: 8/30/2019
Running Time: 89 minutes

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What did you think of this film?



Martin is a fisherman without a boat, his brother Steven having re-purposed it as a tourist tripper. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the harbour.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In memory of Laura Hardman and John Goodfellow
Dedication: This film could not have been made without the influence, encouragement and enthusiasm of Nick Darke (1948-2005)

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Mulan II (2004)

Title: Mulan II
Rating: G
Directed by: Darrell Rooney and Lynne Southerland
Written by: Michael Lucker, Chris Parker, and Roger S.H. Schulman
Starring: Ming-Na Wen, BD Wong, Mark Moseley, Lucy Liu, Harvey Fierstein, Sandra Oh, Gedde Watanabe, Lauren Tom, Pat Morita, and George Takei
Release Date: 12/17/2004
Running Time: 79 minutes

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While preparing for their wedding, Shang and Mulan are suddenly sent off on a secret mission. Mushu starts to meddle, and a surprise attack by Mongolians doesn’t help either.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (2017)

Title: Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
Rating: G
Directed by: Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers
Written by: Jac Schaeffer and Brian Kesinger
Starring: Josh Gad, Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, and Chris Williams
Release Date: 10/27/2017
Running Time: 22 minutes

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What did you think of this film?



Olaf & Sven team up on a merry mission to bring home the kingdom’s holiday traditions and save Christmas for Anna & Elsa.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission