Monday, April 12, 2021

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Voyagers (2021)

Title: Voyagers
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Neil Burger
Written by: Neil Burger
Starring: Tye Sheridan, Lily-Rose Depp, Fionn Whitehead, Chanté Adams, Archie Madekwe, Quintessa Swindell, Madison Hu, and Colin Farrell
Release Date: 4/9/2021
Running Time: 108 minutes

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With the future of the human race at stake, a group of young men and women, bred for intelligence and obedience, embark on an expedition to colonize a distant planet. But when they uncover disturbing secrets about the mission, they defy their training and begin to explore their most primitive natures. As life on the ship descends into chaos, they’re consumed by fear, lust, and the insatiable hunger for power.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Michael, Tony, and Frank for this submission


Mortal Kombat (2021)

Title: Mortal Kombat
Rating: R
Directed by: Simon McQuoid
Written by: Greg Russo, Dave Callaham, and Oren Uziel
Starring: Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, Hiroyuki Sanada, Max Huang, Sisi Stringer, Matilda Kimber, and Laura Brent
Release Date: 4/23/2021
Running Time: 110 minutes

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In “Mortal Kombat,” MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Saran for this submission


Every Breath You Take (2021)

Title: Every Breath You Take
Rating: R
Directed by: Vaughn Stein
Written by: David Murray
Starring: Casey Affleck, Sam Claflin, Veronica Ferres, India Eisley, and Michelle Monaghan
Release Date: 4/2/2021
Running Time: 105 minutes

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A psychiatrist, whose client commits suicide, finds his family life disrupted after introducing her surviving brother to his wife and daughter.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Six Minutes to Midnight (2020)

Title: Six Minutes to Midnight
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Andy Goddard
Written by: Eddie Izzard, Celyn Jones, and Andy Goddard
Starring: Eddie Izzard, Judi Dench, Carla Juri, James D’Arcy, Jim Broadbent, and Celyn Jones
Release Date: 3/26/2021
Running Time: 99 minutes

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In the summer of 1939, influential families in Nazi Germany have sent their daughters to a finishing school in an English seaside town to learn the language and be ambassadors for a future looking National Socialist. A teacher there sees what is coming and is trying to raise the alarm. But the authorities believe he is the problem.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

Title: Godzilla vs. Kong
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Adam Wingard
Written by: Eric Pearson, Max Borenstein, Terry Rossio, Michael Dougherty, and Zach Shields
Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler, and Demián Bichir
Release Date: 3/31/2021
Running Time: 113 minutes

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Legends collide in “Godzilla vs. Kong” as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans—instigated by unseen forces—is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Saran for this submission


Dark State (2021)

Title: Dark State
Rating: NR
Directed by: Tracy Lucca
Written by: Tracy Lucca
Starring: Nicholas Baroudi, Melissa Connell, and Antoni Corone
Release Date: 3/19/2021
Running Time: 93 minutes

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An investigative reporter must choose between helping expose the truth or accepting that the world is ruled by a global network of ruthless insiders determined to wield power over all of mankind in a coming Dark State.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: “…We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.”
– Edward Bernays, Propaganda

“The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.”
– Aldous Huxley

Dedication: This film is dedicated to my father Peter J. Lucca

Special thanks to Frank and Tony for this submission


Courier, The (2020)

Title: The Courier
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Dominic Cooke
Written by: Tom O’Connor
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, and Jessie Buckley
Release Date: 3/19/2021
Running Time: 111 minutes

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The story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK’s MI-6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Happily (2021)*

Title: Happily
Rating: R
Directed by: BenDavid Grabinski
Written by: BenDavid Grabinski
Starring: Joel McHale, Kerry Bishé, Stephen Root, Natalie Morales, Paul Scheer, and Natalie Zea
Release Date: 3/19/2021
Running Time: 96 minutes

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Tom (Joel McHale) and Janet (Kerry Bishé) are a couple who has been together for 14 years. Still as in love as the day they met, their honeymoon phase never ended. When they discover that all their friends are resentful of their constant public displays of affection, this charismatic couple start to question the loyalty of everyone around them. Then, a visit from a mysterious stranger (Stephen Root) thrusts them into an existential crisis, leading to a dead body, a lot of questions, and a very tense couples’ vacation with a group of friends who may not actually be friends at all.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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City of Lies (2018)

Title: City of Lies
Rating: R
Directed by: Brad Furman
Written by: Christian Contreras
Based on the book by: Randall Sullivan
Starring: Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker, and Toby Huss
Release Date: 3/19/2021
Running Time: 112 minutes

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Russell Poole and Jack Jackson investigate the murders of rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In Memoriam
Lester Mathews


Crisis (2021)

Title: Crisis
Rating: R
Directed by: Nicholas Jarecki
Written by: Nicholas Jarecki
Starring: Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, and Evangeline Lilly
Release Date: 2/26/2021
Running Time: 118 minutes

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Three stories about the world of opioids collide: a drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation between Canada and the U.S., an architect recovering from an OxyContin addiction tracks down the truth behind her son’s involvement with narcotics, and a university professor battles unexpected revelations about his research employer, a drug company with deep government influence bringing a new “non-addictive” painkiller to market.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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