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Tag: Jessica Chastain

355, The (2022)

Title: The 355
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Simon Kinberg
Written by: Theresa Rebeck, Simon Kinberg, and Bek Smith
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Bingbing Fan, Diane Kruger, Lupita Nyong’o, Édgar Ramirez, and Sebastian Stan
Release Date: 1/7/2022
Running Time: 124 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wild card CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown (Jessica Chastain) will need to join forces with rival badass German agent Marie (Diane Kruger), former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah (Lupita Nyong’o), and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela (Penélope Cruz) on a lethal, breakneck mission to retrieve it, while also staying one-step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng (Bingbing Fan), who is tracking their every move.

As the action rockets around the globe from the cafes of Paris to the markets of Morocco to the wealth and glamour of Shanghai, the quartet of women will forge a tenuous loyalty that could protect the world—or get them killed.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Dj, Frank, Gabe, Alex, Fiona, George, and Michael for this submission


Eyes of Tammy Faye, The (2021)*

Title: The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Michael Showalter
Written by: Abe Sylvia
Based on the documentary by: Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Fredric Lehne, Louis Cancelmi, Sam Jaeger, Gabriel Olds, Mark Wystrach, and Vincent D’Onofrio
Release Date: 9/17/2021
Running Time: 126 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. In the 1970s and 80s, Tammy Faye and her husband, Jim Bakker, rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity. Tammy Faye was legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, it wasn’t long before financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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Special thanks to Bill and Frank for this submission


Ava (2020)

Title: Ava
Rating: R
Directed by: Tate Taylor
Written by: Matthew Newton
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Common, John Malkovich, and Colin Farrell
Release Date: 9/25/2020
Running Time: 96 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

Ava is a deadly assassin who works for a black ops organization, traveling the globe specializing in high profile hits. When a job goes dangerously wrong she is forced to fight for her own survival.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


IT Chapter Two (2019)

Title: IT Chapter Two
Rating: R
Directed by: Andy Muschietti
Written by: Gary Dauberman
Based on the novel by: Stephen King
Starring: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Jaeden Martell, Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, and Bill Skarsgård
Release Date: 9/6/2019
Running Time: 169 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise, he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. However, people are disappearing again, so Mike, the only one of the group to remain in their hometown, calls the others home. Damaged by the experiences of their past, they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all…putting them directly in the path of the shape-shifting clown that has become deadlier than ever.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In Loving Memory of our dear Warren Appleby

Special thanks to Tony for this submission

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Dark Phoenix (2019)

Title: Dark Phoenix
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Simon Kinberg
Written by: Simon Kinberg
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain
Release Date: 6/7/2019
Running Time: 113 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In loving memory of Stan Lee
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Woman Walks Ahead (2017)

Title: Woman Walks Ahead
Rating: R
Directed by: Susanna White
Written by: Steven Knight
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Michael Greyeyes, Chaske Spencer, and Sam Rockwell
Release Date: 6/29/2018
Running Time: 101 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The story of Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain), a widowed artist from New York who, in the 1880s, traveled alone to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Chief Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes). Her arrival at Standing Rock is met with open hostility by a US Army officer (Sam Rockwell), who has stationed troops around the Lakota reservation to undermine Native American claims to the land. As Catherine and Sitting Bull grow closer, and as their friendship—and his life—are threatened by government forces, Catherine must stand up and fight for what is most important to her.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Molly’s Game (2017)

Title: Molly’s Game
Rating: R
Directed by: Aaron Sorkin
Written by: Aaron Sorkin
Based on the book by: Molly Bloom
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O’Dowd, and Bill Camp
Release Date: 1/5/2018
Running Time: 140 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank, and Tony for this submission


Zookeeper’s Wife, The (2017)

Title: The Zookeeper’s Wife
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Niki Caro
Written by: Angela Workman
Based on the book by: Diane Ackerman
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, and Daniel Brühl
Release Date: 3/31/2017
Running Time: 124 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II.
In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care.
When their country is invaded by the Germans, Jan and Antonina are stunned and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl).
To fight back on their own terms, the Żabińskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Miss Sloane (2016)*

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Title: Miss Sloane
Rating: R
Directed by: John Madden
Written by: Jonathan Perera
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong and Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Release Date: 12/9/2016
Running Time: 132 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In the world of political power-brokers, Sloane takes on the most powerful opponent of her career and will do whatever is required to win.


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 Frank for this submission


Huntsman: Winter’s War, The (2016)

Title: The Huntsman: Winter’s War
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Written by: Evan Spiliotopoulos and Craig Mazin
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Sheridan Smith and Alexandra Roach
Release Date: 4/22/2016
Running Time: 114 minutes

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The fantastical world of Snow White and the Huntsman expands to reveal how the fates of The Huntsman Eric and Queen Ravenna are deeply and dangerously intertwined. Chris Hemsworth and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron return to their roles in The Huntsman: Winter’s War, an epic action-adventure in which they are joined by Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, as well as director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. Producer Joe Roth (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland) once again leads the team in a breathtaking new tale nested in the legendary saga.

Long before the evil Queen Ravenna (Theron) was thought vanquished by Snow White’s blade, she watched silently as her sister, Freya (Blunt), suffered a heartbreaking betrayal and fled their kingdom. With Freya’s ability to freeze any enemy, the young ice queen has spent decades in a remote wintry palace raising a legion of deadly huntsmen—including Eric (Hemsworth) and warrior Sara (Chastain)—only to find that her prized two defied her one demand: Forever harden your hearts to love.

When Freya learns of her sister’s demise, she summons her remaining soldiers to bring the Magic Mirror home to the only sorceress left who can harness its power. But once she discovers Ravenna can be resurrected from its golden depths, the wicked sisters threaten this enchanted land with twice the darkest force it’s ever seen. Now, their amassing army shall prove undefeatable…unless the banished huntsmen who broke their queen’s cardinal rule can fight their way back to one another.


What did you think of this film?

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Note: During the credits the background shows an arrow shot in slow motion at Sara’s necklace.

Dedication: Dedicated to my mother Jocelyne – The strongest woman I know.


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