Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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Kung Fu Panda 4 (2024)*

Title: Kung Fu Panda 4
Rating: PG
Directed by: Mike Mitchell and Stephanie Stine
Written by: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, and Darren Lemke
Starring: Jack Black, Awkwafina, Viola Davis, Dustin Hoffman, James Hong, Bryan Cranston, Ian McShane, and Ke Huy Quan
Release Date: 3/8/2024
Running Time: 94 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

After three death-defying adventures defeating world-class villains with his unmatched courage and mad martial arts skills, Po, the Dragon Warrior (Jack Black), is called upon by destiny to … give it a rest already. More specifically, he’s tapped to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace.

That poses a couple of obvious problems. First, Po knows as much about spiritual leadership as he does about the paleo diet, and second, he needs to quickly find and train a new Dragon Warrior before he can assume his new lofty position.

Even worse, there’s been a recent sighting of a wicked, powerful sorceress, Chameleon (Viola Davis), a tiny lizard who can shapeshift into any creature, large or small. And Chameleon has her greedy, beady little eyes on Po’s Staff of Wisdom, which would give her the power to re-summon all the master villains whom Po has vanquished to the spirit realm.

So, Po’s going to need some help. He finds it (kinda?) in the form of crafty, quick-witted thief Zhen (Awkwafina), a corsac fox who really gets under Po’s fur but whose skills will prove invaluable. In their quest to protect the Valley of Peace from Chameleon’s reptilian claws, this comedic odd-couple duo will have to work together. In the process, Po will discover that heroes can be found in the most unexpected places.


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


Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, The (2023)

Title: The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Written by: Michael Lesslie and Michael Arndt
Based on the novel by: Suzanne Collins
Starring: Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, Hunter Schafer, Josh Andrés Rivera, Jason Schwartzman, and Viola Davis
Release Date: 11/17/2023
Running Time: 157 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered as tribute, and decades before Coriolanus Snow became the tyrannical President of Panem.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes follows a young Coriolanus (Tom Blyth) who is the last hope for his failing lineage, the once-proud Snow family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With his livelihood threatened, Snow is reluctantly assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), a tribute from the impoverished District 12. But after Lucy Gray’s charm captivates the audience of Panem, Snow sees an opportunity to shift their fates. With everything he has worked for hanging in the balance, Snow unites with Lucy Gray to turn the odds in their favor. Battling his instincts for both good and evil, Snow sets out on a race against time to survive and reveal if he will ultimately become a songbird or a snake.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Saran for this submission


Air (2023)*

Title: Air
Rating: R
Directed by: Ben Affleck
Written by: Alex Convery
Starring: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Chris Tucker, Chris Messina, Marlon Wayans, Viola Davis, Matthew Maher, and Julius Tennon
Release Date: 4/5/2023
Running Time: 112 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

The story of a game-changing partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. This inspirational story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time.


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


Woman King, The (2022)*

Title: The Woman King
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Written by: Dana Stevens and Maria Bello
Starring: Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, and John Boyega
Release Date: 9/16/2022
Running Time: 135 minutes

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IMDb

What did you think of this film?

The story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen.


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 Alisa for this submission


Suicide Squad, The (2021)*

Title: The Suicide Squad
Rating: R
Directed by: James Gunn
Written by: James Gunn
Starring: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Michael Rooker, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson, Nathan Fillion, Sean Gunn, Flula Borg, Mayling Ng, Sylvester Stallone, and Viola Davis
Release Date: 8/6/2021
Running Time: 132 minutes

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IMDb

What did you think of this film?

Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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


Troop Zero (2019)*

Title: Troop Zero
Rating: PG
Directed by: Bert and Bertie
Written by: Lucy Alibar
Starring: Viola Davis, Mckenna Grace, Jim Gaffigan, Mike Epps, Charles Shotwell, and Allison Janney
Release Date: 1/17/2020
Running Time: 94 minutes

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IMDb

What did you think of this film?

In rural 1977 Georgia, a misfit girl (Mckenna Grace) dreams of life in outer space. When a national competition offers her a chance at her dream, to be recorded on NASA’s Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts, forging friendships that last a lifetime and beyond.


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


Widows (2018)

Title: Widows
Rating: R
Directed by: Steve McQueen
Written by: Gillian Flynn and Steve McQueen
Based on the book by: Lynda La Plante
Starring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Garret Dillahunt, Carrie Coon, Jacki Weaver, Jon Bernthal, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Robert Duvall, and Liam Neeson
Release Date: 11/16/2018
Running Time: 129 minutes

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IMDb

What did you think of this film?
The story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Viola Davis), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In memory of Eva Mottley

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Fences (2016)

Title: Fences
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Denzel Washington
Written by: August Wilson
Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis and Mykelti Williamson
Release Date: 12/25/2016
Running Time: 138 minutes

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IMDb

What did you think of this film?
An African-American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Suicide Squad (2016)*

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Title: Suicide Squad
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: David Ayer
Written by: David Ayer
Starring: >Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Will Smith, Cara Delevingne, Ben Affleck, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Karen Fukuhara, Common, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez and Raymond Olubawale
Release Date: 8/5/2016
Running Time: 130 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?


What did you think of this film?

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After Credits? No

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Special thanks to Ivan A. for this submission.

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Lila & Eve (2015)

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Title: Lila & Eve
Rating: R
Directed by: Charles Stone III
Written by: Pat Gilfillan
Starring: Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez and Aml Ameen
Release Date: 7/17/2015
Running Time: 94 minutes

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IMDb

Two distraught mothers, whose children were gunned down in a drive-by, team up to avenge their deaths after local authorities fail to take action.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission


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