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Happy Ever Afters

Director     Stephen Burke

Rating       40

IMDb     55

2009 SUMMARY TRAILER

RATED

43.8 (100)

[SYNOPSIS]

Dublin: Maura is a single mom, furniture repossessed, being evicted. For a fee, she's marrying Wilson, an African, facing deportation. Her nine-year old, Molly, thinks she's going to get a dad. Freddie, a bit of a compulsive, is remarrying Sophie, after divorce and recommitment; she's starved herself into her old wedding dress. Both bridal parties arrive at the same inn for receptions: Freddie and Maura's paths keep crossing, Sophie thinks the two are having an affair, immigration officers are stalking Wilson, and Molly's figuring out what's really up. Sophie's father threatens Freddie with bodily harm if anything goes wrong. Can it not?

 

           

Harold And Kumar

Escape From Guantanamo Bay

Personal Rating

IMDb

The morning they return from their White Castle road trip, Harold and Kumar decide to go to Amsterdam because Harold doesn't want to wait ten days to see Maria again. On the plane, Kumar lights up his new bong, the air marshals think it's a bomb, and Harold and Kumar are arrested as terrorists and sent to Guantanamo Bay. Ordered to fellate a guard, they manage to escape, make their way to Florida, and head for Texas to find Kumar's ex-girlfriend's fiancé, the well-connected Colton, and get him to intercede with Washington on their behalf. Kumar still has a thing for Vanessa, the feds are in hot pursuit, and the legal weed of Amsterdam seems a long way away.

 

70

66

Rotten Tomatoes

MetaCritic

56

70

COMBINED RATING

2008

66.4

 
         

           

Harold & Kumar

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

RATED

Director     Todd Strauss-Schulson

SCORE

2011

SUMMARY

TRAILER

7.37

[SYNOPSIS]

         

Six years have elapsed since Guantanemo Bay, leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from one another with very different families, friends and lives. But when Kumar arrives on Harold's doorstep during the holiday season with a mysterious package in hand, he inadvertently burns down Harold's father-in-law's beloved Christmas tree. To fix the problem, Harold and Kumar embark on a mission through New York City to find the perfect Christmas tree, once again stumbling into trouble at every single turn.

           
           

             

Heavenly Match

SCORE

5.83

Director     Michael M. Scott

MY RATING

6.0  

2014

SUMMARY

TRAILER

CRITICS RATING

5.3  

[SYNOPSIS]

Levelled seminar graduate David Swenson gently tries to coach his screw-up former classmate Casey Hart when a small town parish which engaged her as short-term interim loses its sick pastor, so she's now on trial basis as 'senior minister'. The parish council has its doubts about her, especially elderly traditionalist pillar-biter Olivia Thompkins, who demands her dismissal when income drops due to theft and lesser donations. Instead of declaring her love for wonderful mentor David, she fakes a local relationship, driving him to start an affair with her best friend Cali, who finds out, so both feel betrayed. Still, David helped trap the thief, enabling surprising ways out for various parties, as by God's mysterious ways.

 
           

             

Help For The Holidays

RATED

Director     Bradford May

SCORE

2012

SUMMARY

TRAILER

3.93

[SYNOPSIS]

Sara Vancamp ('Eva LaRue') is a busy mom with no Christmas spirit. Christine (Summer Glau), an elf from Santa's village who wonders if there could be more to life than making toys in the North Pole, comes to the real world to help the VanCamp family, mom Sara (La Rue), dad Scott (Gauthier), and their two kids, re-discover Christmas spirit.

 
         

           

Hide & Seek

RATED

Director     Joanna Coates

SCORE

2014

SUMMARY

TRAILER

2.85

[SYNOPSIS]

         

In an English cottage, four young people from London move in together, seeking to challenge social conventions and their own tolerances by engaging in scheduled partner-swapping. The durability of their new living arrangements is tested by the arrival of an outsider who fails to get in tune with the foursome's radical spirit.

           
           

             

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

SCORE

6.50

Director     Peter Jackson

MY RATING

5.0

2012

SUMMARY

TRAILER

CRITICS RATING

7.2

[SYNOPSIS]

Bilbo Baggins is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield.

Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever ... Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities ... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

 
           

             

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

SCORE

6.74

Director     Peter Jackson

MY RATING

5.0

2013

SUMMARY

TRAILER

CRITICS RATING

7.5

[SYNOPSIS]

After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south?

 
           

             

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

SCORE

6.14

Director     Peter Jackson

MY RATING

5.0

2014

SUMMARY

TRAILER

CRITICS RATING

6.4

[SYNOPSIS]

As Smaug breathes fire and destruction onto Laketown, another sort of dragon-danger threatens Thorin Oakenshield - the gold madness that seized his Grandsire Thror, King Under the Mountain of old. The people of Laketown flee to the ruins of Dale, in the shadow of the Lonely Mountain, only to be greeted by an army of Elves led by Thranduil, marching there too.

Asking Thorin for their own fair share of the gold, Men and Elves are answered by Dwarvish defiance. Thorin seems overmatched until an army led by Dwarf-Lord Dain, Thorin's kinsman, approaches from the Iron Hills to the northeast. Meantime, Gandalf, imprisoned in the ruins of Dol Guldûr, seems about to be finished off by the Nine Ring Wraiths, led by the deadliest of their lot, Witch King of the ancient, evil realm of Angmar. And what on Middle Earth will happen when an enormous army of Orcs and Wargs suddenly pours out of tunnels under the earth, surrounding and threatening doom to all the other armies gathered at the Lonely Mountain? Orcs and their Fell Beasts, Elves, Dwarves, Men - Five Armies join battle, and the result will determine the fate of the North in the gathering War of the Ring.

 
         

           

The Holiday

RATED

Director     Nancy Meyers

SCORE

2006

SUMMARY

TRAILER

7.48

[SYNOPSIS]

         

In London, Iris Simpkins writes a wedding column in a newspaper and nurtures an unrequited love for her colleague Jasper Bloom. Near Christmas, she is informed that Jasper is engaged to marry another colleague, and her life turns upside down. In Los Angeles, the movie-trailers maker Amanda Woods has just split with her unfaithful boyfriend Ethan and wants to forget him.

Through a house exchange website, Amanda impulsively swaps her mansion for Iris' cottage in Surrey for the holidays. While in Surrey, Amanda meets Iris' brother and book editor Graham and they fall in love with each other. Meanwhile, Iris meets her new next door neighbor the ninety year old screenplay writer Arthur, who helps her retrieve her self-esteem, and the film composer Miles, with whom she falls in love.

           
         

           

Home Sweet Hell

RATED

Director     Anthony Burns

SCORE

2015

SUMMARY

TRAILER

5.15

[SYNOPSIS]

         

Don Champagne seems to have it all: a successful business, a perfect house, perfect kids and a perfect wife. Unfortunately, when his wife, Mona (Katherine Heigl), learns of Don's affair with a pretty new salesgirl (Jordana Brewster), this suburban slice of heaven spirals out of control. Don soon realizes that Mona will stop at nothing, including murder, to maintain their storybook life where "perception is everything".

           
         

           

House Broken

RATED

Director     Sam Harper

SCORE

2010

SUMMARY

TRAILER

4.97

[SYNOPSIS]

         

Cathcart retires from the fire department and wants to live alone with his wife, which means he has to get his two sons, Quinn and Elliot, who are approaching 30, to move. They are unemployed slackers; their mom does everything for them. Cathcart takes her camping while leaving the boys a house without food, money, or electricity. Will the lads get the message, find jobs, and move out, or will they cling to life at mom and pop's at all costs? They take in boarders, who may be their salvation. Meanwhile, mom wants to come home and continue babying her sons. Can the house survive?

           
         

           

The House With A Clock In Its Walls

RATED

Director     Eli Roth

SCORE

2018

SUMMARY

TRAILER

6.05

[SYNOPSIS]

         

Lewis Barnavelt, after losing his parents, is sent to Michigan to live with his uncle Jonathan. He discovers his uncle is a warlock, and enters a world of magic and sorcery. But this power is not limited to good people: Lewis learns of Isaac Izard, an evil wizard who constructed a magical clock with black magic, as long as it exists it will keep ticking, counting down to doomsday. He died before he could finish the clock, but he hid the clock in his house, where Uncle Jonathan now lives. Now Lewis and Jonathan must find the clock before it finishes its countdown and ends the world.

           
         

           

How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town

RATED

Director     Jeremy LaLonde

SCORE

2015

SUMMARY

TRAILER

5.88

[SYNOPSIS]

         

How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town is about a group of friends who live in the picturesque town of Beaver's Ridge-the epitome of wholesomeness and strong family values. Their orderly life is interrupted by the homecoming of Cassie Cranston, whom they slut-shamed into leaving town when she was a teenager.

Now a big-city sex writer, Cassie returns home to face an unwelcome reception by her former friends, and finds an opportunity to seek revenge by writing a book about them when they ask her if she'll help them plan an orgy.

           
         

           

Hugo

RATED

Director     Martin Scorsese

SCORE

2011

SUMMARY

TRAILER

6.45

[SYNOPSIS]

         

Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle, which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets shopkeeper George Melies, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking goddaughter Isabelle. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers that it unlocks memories that the old man has buried inside regarding his past.

           
         

           

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

RATED

Director     Francis Lawrence

SCORE

2015

SUMMARY

TRAILER

6.90

[SYNOPSIS]

         

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

           
           

             

Hunter Killer

SCORE

6.27

Director     Donovan Marsh

MY RATING

7.0  

2018

SUMMARY

TRAILER

CRITICS RATING

5.3  

[SYNOPSIS]

A U.S. submarine, the USS Tampa Bay, vanishes while shadowing a Russian Akula-class submarine in the Arctic. Rear Admiral John Fisk sends a Virginia-class submarine, the USS Arkansas, under the command of newly-promoted and unorthodox Commander Joe Glass to investigate. At the same time, a Navy SEAL team under the command of Lieutenant Bill Beaman is sent in to discreetly observe a Russian naval base. When they arrive at the naval base, they witness defense minister Dmitri Durov conducting a coup d'etat and taking Russian President Zakarin prisoner, and swiftly realize that Durov intends to trigger a war.

 

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