Saturday, January 16, 2021

Tag: Fantasy

Love and Monsters (2020)

Title: Love and Monsters
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Michael Matthews
Written by: Brian Duffield and Matthew Robinson
Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Jessica Henwick, Dan Ewing, Michael Rooker, and Ariana Greenblatt
Release Date: 10/16/2020
Running Time: 109 minutes

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Dylan O’Brien stars in this thrilling adventure delivering epic action and laughs. After monsters take over the world, Joel (O’Brien) and the rest of humanity are forced to live underground. Believing he’s lost everyone he has ever loved, Joel finds his high school sweetheart Aimee (Jessica Henwick) living just 80 miles away. Facing unknown dangers that stand in his way, Joel must discover his inner hero as he makes the impossible journey across a monster-infested land to be with the girl of his dreams.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Midnight Sky, The (2020)*

Title: The Midnight Sky
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: George Clooney
Written by: Mark L. Smith
Based on the book by: Lily Brooks-Dalton
Starring: George Clooney, Felicity Jones, and David Oyelowo
Release Date: 12/23/2020
Running Time: 118 minutes

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This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)*

Title: Wonder Woman 1984
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Patty Jenkins
Written by: Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns, and Dave Callaham
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, and Connie Nielsen
Release Date: 12/25/2020
Running Time: 151 minutes

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The fate of the world is once more on the line, and only Wonder Woman can save it. This new chapter in the Wonder Woman story finds Diana Prince living 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, curating ancient artifacts and only performing her superheroic acts incognito. But now, Diana will have to step directly into the spotlight and muster all her wisdom, strength and courage in order to save mankind from a world of its own making.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Special thanks to Brad and Kristo for this submission


Soul (2020)*

Title: Soul
Rating: PG
Directed by: Pete Docter and Kemp Powers
Written by: Pete Docter, Mike Jones, and Kemp Powers
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Angela Bassett, Daveed Diggs, Graham Norton, Rachel House, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, Wes Studi, Fortune Feimster, Zenobia Shroff, Donnell Rawlings, and June Squibb
Release Date: 12/25/2020
Running Time: 100 minutes

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Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx) is a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

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Dedication: Dedicated to all the mentors in our lives

Note: After the usual “Created & Produced at Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville, California” message there’s a kicker line that says “…and in homes at least six feet away from each other throughout the Bay area.”


Pinocchio (2019)

Title: Pinocchio
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Matteo Garrone
Written by: Matteo Garrone and Massimo Ceccherini
Based on the novel by: Carlo Collodi
Starring: Roberto Benigni and Federico Ielapi
Release Date: 12/25/2020
Running Time: 125 minutes

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Geppetto, the old woodcarver whose puppet creation, Pinocchio, magically comes to life with dreams of becoming a real boy. Easily led astray, Pinocchio (Federico Ielapi) tumbles from one misadventure to another as he is tricked, kidnapped and chased by bandits through a wonderful world full of imaginative creatures – from the belly of a giant fish, to the Land Of Toys and the Field Of Miracles.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Monster Hunter (2020)*

Title: Monster Hunter
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Written by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung, and Ron Perlman
Release Date: 12/18/2020
Running Time: 99 minutes

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Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower. In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. As Artemis and Hunter slowly build trust, she discovers that he is part of a team led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman). Facing a danger so great it could threaten to destroy their world, the brave warriors combine their unique abilities to band together for the ultimate showdown.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Special thanks to Tony and Michael for this submission


Croods: A New Age, The (2020)*

Title: The Croods: A New Age
Rating: PG
Directed by: Joel Crawford
Written by: Kevin Hageman, Dan Hageman, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan, Kirk DeMicco, and Chris Sanders
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke, Leslie Mann, and Peter Dinklage
Release Date: 11/25/2020
Running Time: 95 minutes

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The Croods have survived their fair share of dangers and disasters, from fanged prehistoric beasts to surviving the end of the world, but now they will face their biggest challenge of all: another family.

The Croods need a new place to live. So, the first prehistoric family sets off into the world in search of a safer place to call home. When they discover an idyllic walled-in paradise that meets all their needs, they think their problems are solved … except for one thing. Another family already lives there: the Bettermans.

The Bettermans (emphasis on the “better”)—with their elaborate tree house, amazing inventions and irrigated acres of fresh produce—are a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. When they take the Croods in as the world’s first houseguests, it isn’t long before tensions escalate between the cave family and the modern family.

Just when all seems lost, a new threat will propel both families on an epic adventure outside the safety of the wall, one that will force them to embrace their differences, draw strength from each other and forge a future together.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Tony for this submission


Jiu Jitsu (2020)

Title: Jiu Jitsu
Rating: R
Directed by: Dimitri Logothetis
Written by: Dimitri Logothetis and Jim McGrath
Starring: Alain Moussi, Frank Grillo, JuJu Chan, Tony Jaa, and Nicolas Cage
Release Date: 11/20/2020
Running Time: 102 minutes

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Every six years, an ancient order of jiu-jitsu fighters joins forces to battle a vicious race of alien invaders. But when a celebrated war hero goes down in defeat, the fate of the planet and mankind hangs in the balance.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Come Away (2020)

Title: Come Away
Rating: PG
Directed by: Brenda Chapman
Written by: Marissa Kate Goodhill
Starring: David Oyelowo, Anna Chancellor, Michael Caine, and Angelina Jolie
Release Date: 11/13/2020
Running Time: 94 minutes

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When their eldest brother dies, Peter and Alice seek to save their parents from despair until they are forced to choose between home and imagination, setting the stage for their iconic journeys into Wonderland and Neverland.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Wolfwalkers (2020)

Title: Wolfwalkers
Rating: PG
Directed by: Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart
Written by: Jericca Cleland, Will Collins, Tomm Moore, and Ross Stewart
Starring: Honor Kneafsey, Eva Whittaker, and Sean Bean
Release Date: 12/16/2020
Running Time: 103 minutes

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In a time of superstition and magic, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the WOLFWALKERS and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: For Mark Stewart, 1972 – 2020

Special thanks to Sam for this submission