Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Title: Alita: Battle Angel
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Written by: James Cameron, Laeta Kalogridis, and Robert Rodriguez
Based on the graphic novel series “Gunnm” by: Yukito Kishiro
Starring: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, and Keean Johnson
Release Date: 2/14/2019
Running Time: 122 minutes

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When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyberphysician who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg core is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city, headed by Vector (Mahershala Ali), come after Ido and Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities ingrained in her that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.


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Special thanks to Kristo for this submission


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)*

Title: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Rating: PG
Directed by: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
Written by: Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman
Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, and Liev Schreiber
Release Date: 12/14/2018
Running Time: 117 minutes

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Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his reality and crosses paths with his counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat to all reality.


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Dedication: That person who helps others simply because it should or
must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is
indeed without a doubt, a real SUPERHERO.

-Stan Lee

Thank You

Stan Lee & Steve Ditko

For telling us we aren’t the only ones.

Special thanks to Frank for this submission

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Green Book (2018)

Title: Green Book
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Peter Farrelly
Written by: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, and Peter Farrelly
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco, Dimiter D. Marinov, and P.J. Byrne
Release Date: 11/21/2018
Running Time: 130 minutes

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When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: DEDICATED TO Kathryn Lee Farrelly

Special thanks to Will for this submission


Hidden Figures (2016)*

Title: Hidden Figures
Rating: PG
Directed by: Theodore Melfi
Written by: Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi
Based on the book by: Margot Lee Shetterly
Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell, Kimberly Quinn and Kevin Costner
Release Date: 1/6/2017
Running Time: 127 minutes

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The incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.


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Special thanks to Diana for this submission


Moonlight (2016)

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Title: Moonlight
Rating: R
Directed by: Barry Jenkins
Written by: Barry Jenkins and Tarell McCraney
Starring: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp and Duan Sanderson
Release Date: 10/21/2016
Running Time: 110 minutes

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A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, MOONLIGHT is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Jenkins’s staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.


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Kicks (2016)?

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Title: Kicks
Rating: R
Directed by: Justin Tipping
Written by: Joshua Beirne-Golden and Justin Tipping
Starring: Jahking Guillory, Christopher Meyer, CJ Wallace, Kofi Siriboe and Mahershala Ali
Release Date: 9/9/2016
Running Time: 80 minutes

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In director Justin Tipping’s feature debut KICKS, nothing is as simple as it seems. 15-year-old Brandon longs for a pair of the freshest sneakers that money can buy, assuming that merely having them on his feet will help him escape the reality of being poor, neglected by the opposite sex and picked on by everyone — even his best friends. Working hard to get them, he soon finds that the titular shoes have instead made him a target after they are promptly snatched by local hood, Flaco. Seemingly the embodiment of menace, Flaco harbors complexities of his own that will be revealed when Brandon goes on a mission to retrieve his stolen sneakers with his two best friends in tow. Boasting a strong ensemble cast, and featuring a memorable lead performance by newcomer Jahking Guillory, the film transcends a deceptively traditional hero’s journey to deliver an entertaining and sobering look at the realities of inner-city life, the concept of manhood and the fetishization of sneaker culture. Visually and thematically rich, with an amazing soundtrack of both hip-hop classics and Bay Area favorites, KICKS creates an authentic and original portrait of a young man drowning in the expectations of machismo.


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Free State of Jones (2016)

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Title: Free State of Jones
Rating: R
Directed by: Gary Ross
Written by: Leonard Hartman and Gary Ross
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali and Keri Russell
Release Date: 6/24/2016
Running Time: 139 minutes

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Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy.

Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones.

Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.


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