Hustlers (2019)

All Hustlers are simply products of their environments. The year is 2007. In need of a steadier payday to improve her life and her grandmother’s, stripper Destiny (Constance Wu) makes the move to work at a popular gentlemen’s club in Queens. It’s an adjustment, for the clientele at this club are different than the clientele […]

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The Best of Enemies (2019)

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. The mid-50’s and 60’s saw incremental improvement in the overall social standing for African-Americans, though there are still battles to be fought as the calendar turns into the 70’s. Activist Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson) continues to fight in 1971 Durham, North Carolina, earning the nickname “Roughhouse” […]

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A Star Is Born (2018)

Every day, A Star Is Born.  In the country music world, there’s none bigger than Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper). Hell, there may be none bigger in any genre of music than he. Supremely talented, few know the real Jack—an individual who wrestles with the demons of a turbulent childhood in Arizona and finds temporary respite for […]

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The House With a Clock In Its Walls

Time waits for no man, or house. Upon the death of his parents, young Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vacarro) is taken in by his uncle, Jonathan (Jack Black). Jonathan lives in a sprawling mansion with his old friend in Florence (Cate Blanchett). There’s something about this house. Inanimate objects move, and, there’s a frequent ticking sound […]

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Phantom Thread

In sickness, and in health. The scene is 1950’s London, where fashion designer Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) is regarded as one of the best—if not the best—dressmaker in the couture world, running his business with his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville). His attention to detail and control in the couture world has carried into every facet […]

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Phoenix Forgotten

Some things seen cannot be forgotten. March 13th, 1997. Bright, odd lights appear hover over Phoenix, Arizona. No one knows for sure what they are attributed to, but some in the city believe them to be UFOs. One of those people is Josh (Luke Spencer Roberts). He, along with friend Mark (Justin Matthews), and love […]

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Sully: Movie Man Jackson

Everything is unprecedented until it happens for the first time. On January 15th, 2009, flight Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) and his First Officer Jeff Skiles (Aaron Eckhart) have the unprecedented arrive mid-flight in the skies. Their plane completely fails electrically after a flock of birds comes into contact with the engines. This isn’t going […]

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Hands of Stone: Movie Man Jackson

Even the most stony of fighters become soft sometimes. Panamanian Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramírez) was born into nothing; no education, no father to learn from, etc. His home country of Panama is under political turmoil from the United States of America. In spite of all of this, Duran uses this to become a skilled and […]

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Facing Ali: Movie Man Jackson

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“Never feel sorry for me. I’m great.” Some people are truly transcendent. Regardless of what they may make waves in, their personas and auras span across many areas. Cassius Clay, better known as legendary heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali, was undisputably one of these people in his heyday. Facing Ali is a…

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