Friday, August 14, 2020

Chris

Unhinged (2020)

Title: Unhinged
Rating: R
Directed by: Derrick Borte
Written by: Carl Ellsworth
Starring: Russell Crowe, Jimmi Simpson, and Caren Pistorius
Release Date: 8/21/2020
Running Time: 90 minutes

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After a confrontation with an unstable man at an intersection, a woman becomes the target of his rage.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Przemyslaw for this submission


American Pickle, An (2020)*

Title: An American Pickle
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Brandon Trost
Written by: Simon Rich
Starring: Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook, and Molly Evensen
Release Date: 8/6/2020
Running Time: 88 minutes

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An American Pickle stars Seth Rogen as Herschel Greenbaum, a struggling laborer who immigrates to America in 1919 with dreams of building a better life for his beloved family. One day, while working at his factory job, he falls into a vat of pickles and is brined for 100 years. The brine preserves him perfectly and when he emerges in present day Brooklyn, he finds that he hasn’t aged a day. But when he seeks out his family, he learns that his only surviving relative is his great-grandson Ben Greenbaum (also played by Rogen), a mild-mannered computer coder whom Herschel can’t even begin to understand.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Black Is King (2020)*

Title: Black Is King
Rating: TV-14
Directed by: Emmanuel Adjei, Blitz Bazawule, and Beyoncé
Written by: Beyoncé, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Clover Hope, and Andrew Morrow
Starring: Beyoncé, Folajomi ‘FJ’ Akinmurele, Aweng Ade-Chuol, and Adut Akech
Release Date: 7/31/2020
Running Time: 85 minutes

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This visual album from Beyoncé reimagines the lessons of “The Lion King” for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns. The voyages of Black families, throughout time, are honored in a tale about a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Dedication: Dedicated to my son, Sir Carter.
And to all our sons and daughters.
The sun and moon sow for you.
You are the keys to the kingdom

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Scent of a Woman (1992)

Title: Scent of a Woman
Rating: R
Directed by: Martin Brest
Written by: Bo Goldman
Based on the novel by: Giovanni Arpino
Starring: Al Pacino, Chris O’Donnell, and James Rebhorn
Release Date: 1/8/1993
Running Time: 156 minutes

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A prep school student needing money agrees to “babysit” a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Superbad (2007)*

Title: Superbad
Rating: R
Directed by: Greg Mottola
Written by: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
Starring: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Release Date: 8/17/2007
Running Time: 113 minutes

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Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Deja Vu (2006)

Title: Deja Vu
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Tony Scott
Written by: Bill Marsilii and Terry Rossio
Starring: Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Val Kilmer, and Jim Caviezel
Release Date: 11/22/2006
Running Time: 126 minutes

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After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, an A.T.F. agent joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: This film is dedicated to the strength and enduring spirit of the people of New Orleans

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Arkansas (2020)

Title: Arkansas
Rating: R
Directed by: Clark Duke
Written by: Clark Duke and Andrew Boonkrong
Based on the novel by: John Brandon
Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Clark Duke, Michael Kenneth Williams, Vivica A. Fox, John Malkovich, and Vince Vaughn
Release Date: 5/5/2020
Running Time: 117 minutes

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Kyle and Swin live by the orders of an Arkansas-based drug kingpin named Frog, whom they’ve never met. But when a deal goes horribly wrong, the consequences are deadly.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: The beginning of the credits play over Johnna silently driving through the night to Kentucky.

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Devil Wears Prada, The (2006)

Title: The Devil Wears Prada
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: David Frankel
Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna
Based on the novel by: Lauren Weisberger
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier, Emily Blunt, and Stanley Tucci
Release Date: 6/30/2006
Running Time: 109 minutes

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A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: The beginning of the credits play over Andy crossing the street after her glance encounter with Miranda.

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Da 5 Bloods (2020)*

Title: Da 5 Bloods
Rating: R
Directed by: Spike Lee
Written by: Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, Kevin Willmott, and Spike Lee
Starring: Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Mélanie Thierry, Paul Walter Hauser, Jasper Pääkkönen, Johnny Trí Nguyễn, Lê Y Lan, Nguyễn Ngọc
Lâm, Sandy Hương Phạm, Jean Reno, and Chadwick Boseman

Release Date: 6/12/2020
Running Time: 154 minutes

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The story of four African-American Vets — Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) — who return to Vietnam. Searching for the remains of their fallen Squad Leader (Chadwick Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure, our heroes, joined by Paul’s concerned son (Jonathan Majors), battle forces of Man and Nature — while confronted by the lasting ravages of The Immorality of The Vietnam War.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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Dedication: In Grateful Acknowledgement of Paul Demeo (1953 – 2018)

Special thanks to Frank and Gabe for this submission


King of Staten Island, The (2020)

Title: The King of Staten Island
Rating: R
Directed by: Judd Apatow
Written by: Judd Apatow, Pete Davidson, and Dave Sirus
Starring: Pete Davidson, Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, Bel Powley, Maude Apatow, and Steve Buscemi
Release Date: 6/12/2020
Running Time: 136 minutes

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Scott (Davidson) has been a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He’s now reached his mid-20s having achieved little, chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist that seems far out of reach. As his ambitious younger sister (Maude Apatow) heads off to college, Scott is still living with his exhausted ER nurse mother (Marisa Tomei) and spends his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys—Oscar (Ricky Velez), Igor (Moises Arias) and Richie (Lou Wilson)—and secretly hooking up with his childhood friend Kelsey (Bel Powley).

But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray (Bill Burr), it sets off a chain of events that will force Scott to grapple with his grief and take his first tentative steps toward moving forward in life.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication/Memoriam: Dedicated to the Memory of Scott Davidson (The dedication is accompanied by a photo of young Pete and his late father)

Special thanks to Frank and Gabe for this submission