Arctic (2019)

What does survival really mean? Does it merely mean finding a safe routine in an unsafe situation? Or does it mean thriving in the worst of the worst scenarios? Out in the Arctic, Overgård (Mads Mikkelsen) is alone and stranded. He’s the sole survivor of a plane crash and has “settled” into a routine of […]

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What to Watch: Mortal Kombat (1995)

It’s a Mortal Kombat world, and we’re all just living in it. With the heavy life behind last year’s still trucking Mortal Kombat 11 in newly released DLC (Aftermath), animated movie (Scorpion’s Revenge) and a tentatively scheduled March 2021 reboot, the franchise of MK will never be killed. It would be easy to forget we […]

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The Peanut Butter Falcon

Friends are the family you choose. Save for Carl (Bruce Dern), there are not many people Zak (Zack Gottsagen) can consider a friend in his nursing care home. As an individual with Down’s Syndrome, everything and everyone exists to insulate himself from the outside world. Zak knows there’s more to life than this. He’s got […]

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Fantasy Island (2020)

“Anything and everything is possible on Fantasy Island.” That’s what the overseer of the island, Mr. Roarke (Michael Peña) says, anyway. The island is purported to have mystical powers, the type of powers that can make a fantasy real. Five individuals are about to find out for themselves: stepbrothers Bradley (Ryan Hansen) and Brax (Jimmy […]

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Ad Astra

If the answers we seek may just be outside our reach, what does that imply about the questions? Following in the footsteps of his father, legendary astronaut Doctor H. Clifford McBride’s (Tommy Lee Jones), Major Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) has carved quite the resume himself, repeatedly proving to be the coolest customer in the hottest […]

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Spider-Man: Far From Home

Eurotrips are supposed to be fun, not stressful. You can’t blame Peter Parker (Tom Holland) for wanting to put a pause on being Spider-Man and just be a teenager for a little bit. He and other emerged from The Decimation (known in some corners of the world as “The Blip”) to come back to their […]

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The Nightingale (2018)

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill, of things unknown but longed for still. In 1825, 21-year-old Irishwoman Clare (Aisling Franciosi) was rescued from a life of crime when she was 14 by British Army Lieutenant Hawkins (Sam Claflin), partly in charge of colonizing Van Diemen’s Land in Australia, ridding it of native Aborigines. […]

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47 Meters Down: Uncaged

The depths of hell are not fiery, but wet and 47 meters below the surface. In Mexico, high school sisters Mia (Sophie Nélisse) and Sasha (Corinne Foxx) co-exist with Mia’s ocean-dwelling archaeologist father (John Garrett) and Sasha’s less adventurous mother (Nia Long). Sasha’s popular, Mia’s not, and the two don’t click yet. Seeing an opportunity […]

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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Still waiting on that #JusticeforHan…but we’re getting there (slowly). After thwarting Cipher’s plans, former DSS Agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and mercenary Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) return to their respective lives. Meanwhile, another threat rises in the form of a lethal, “Darwinism” virus that, if released, will exterminate the weak of the weak of humanity […]

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Crawl (2019)

Florida man, inspired by Ant-Man, tries to control alligators with grisly results. The state of Florida is known for a few things; citrus and cyclones are certainly in the top 5. Out in Gainesville, Florida, collegiate swimmer Haley Keller (Kaya Scodelario) has just finished a disappointing practice at the University of Florida. She’s concerned that […]

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