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Jan 172022
 

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Daydream Nation

DirectorMichael Goldbach

Year2010

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Seventeen-year-old Caroline Wexler (Kat Dennings) and her father move from a large city to a small town where an industrial fire burns endlessly and many of the students in her new high school seem to be permanently stoned. One of Caroline’s classmates, Thurston Goldberg (Reece Thompson), quickly falls for her after they first meet at a party. Caroline is attracted to her high school English teacher Mr. Anderson (Josh Lucas) and the two begin to have sex.

On Halloween, Thurston and his best friends Paul (Landon Liboiron), Charles (Jesse Reid) and Craig (Calum Worthy) spend most of the day getting stoned and inhaling cleaning products which later causes Craig to have a violent seizure during health class. Afterwards, Mr. Anderson cancels his plans with Caroline in order to help the health teacher Ms. Budge (Rachel Blanchard). Mr. Anderson tells Caroline that they should probably go out with other people to avoid looking suspicious, and blows Caroline off on the phone. Feeling upset, Caroline goes out with Thurston where they end up having sex in her car. He admits to her that he was a virgin until that night.

The next day, Mr. Anderson apologizes to her, but says that their relationship must be as discreet. They make up and Caroline spends the night after reading Mr. Anderson’s draft of his new novel. Thurston continues to try to pursue Caroline, coming to her home with cupcakes. After he is rejected at the door by Caroline’s father (Ted Whittall), Thurston’s mother (Andie MacDowell) intercedes on his behalf, which leads to her and Caroline’s father sharing intimate moments over drinks. Caroline eventually realizes that Mr. Anderson is deeply dysfunctional, and breaks off the relationship in favor of Thurston. In return, Mr. Anderson does everything to sabotage the budding romance, and Caroline’s life descends into chaos. Meanwhile, the local TV station, KCRR reports that there is a serial killer who killed a high school cheerleader.

As Caroline and Thurston’s relationship develops, Mr. Anderson becomes even more unstable. He tells Thurston that he was just a cover, and on a rampage, Thurston breaks up with Caroline. Caroline leaves and goes to confront Mr. Anderson, who is on the verge of a mental breakdown. After Caroline leaves, he tries to commit suicide but shoots himself in the leg instead. Caroline goes to try to find Thurston and calls him while driving, leaving a message telling him to stay at the Christmas party where she will go to find him and that she loves him.

In the meantime, Thurston goes to the Christmas party and almost has sex with another girl, Jenny (Katie Boland) who is obsessed with him. Caroline inadvertently crashes her car into the serial killer, who dies from his injuries. She is thought to be a hero and gets back together with Thurston. Ms. Budge shows up at Mr. Anderson’s home to tell him the serial killer is dead and takes him to the hospital to treat his injured leg.

Jan 022022
 

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Fanny Lye Deliver’d

DirectorThomas Clay

Year2019

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In 1657 England, Fanny Lye transcends her oppressive marriage to discover a new world of possibilities — but at a great personal cost. Living a life of Puritan stricture with her husband and young son, Fanny’s world is shaken to its core by the unexpected arrival of a young couple closely pursued by a ruthless sheriff and his deputy.

Dec 192021
 

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A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas

DirectorDavid Winning

Year2019

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Hotel manager Willow returns to her stunning Virginia hometown to help her sister plan a Christmas wedding at the inn her family once owned. She must work with current owner and single dad David, who wants to let go of the past.

Dec 122021
 

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Merry Matrimony

DirectorJohn Bradshaw

Year2015

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Brie, an advertising executive, lands her dream assignment organizing the perfect Christmas wedding for a fashion magazine. If she succeeds, she will make partner at her firm. The only catch is that she unknowingly has been paired up with a certain high powered fashion photographer who just happens to be her estranged ex-boyfriend.

Dec 052021
 

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Matchmaker Santa

DirectorDavid S. Cass Sr.

Year2012

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As a little girl, Melanie Hogan (Lacey Chabert) wished to find her own Prince Charming, just like her parents found true love. Now an adult, Melanie is running her own bakery and dating a handsome CEO, Justin (Thad Luckinbill). Although things seem perfect when Justin asks Melanie to spend the holidays with him at his beautiful lake house upstate and meet his mother, Melanie finds herself spending more time with Justin’s best friend and loyal assistant Dean (Adam Mayfield), who might have secret crush on her. When complications arise that throw Melanie and Dean together over the holiday, will the two realize they’re meant to be?

Dec 042021
 

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Help For The Holidays

DirectorBradford May

Year2012

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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.

Dec 012021
 

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Frozen In Love

DirectorScott Smith

Year2018

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Bookstore owner Mary Cartwright (Rachael Leigh Cook) is struggling to make ends meet in order to keep her bookstore open. Adam Clayborn (Niall Matter) is a hockey player who got booted from his third game due to a disagreement with the referee causing his hockey team’s manager/ex-girlfriend Erica Parker (Tammy Gillis) to suspend him from the upcoming hockey games until further notice.

Mary is given the opportunity to turn her fortunes round in the form of an image makeover, but must work with Adam Clayborn in return under the supervision of public relations worker Janet Dunleavy (Sandy Sidhu) who has connections with Erica. Can the two overcome their animosity, and mutual attraction, to improve both their images?

Nov 302021
 

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Hunter Killer

DirectorDonovan Marsh

Year2018

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The U.S. Los Angeles class submarine USS Tampa Bay vanishes while shadowing the Russian Akula-class submarine Konek in the Arctic. Rear Admiral John Fisk (Common) sends the Virginia-class submarine USS Arkansas, under the command of newly promoted and unorthodox Commander Joe Glass (Gerard Butler) to investigate.

At the same time, a Navy SEAL team under the command of Lieutenant Bill Beaman (Toby Stephens) is sent in to discreetly observe the Russian naval base in Polyarny, Murmansk Oblast, but their mission is swiftly complicated when Martinelli (Zane Holtz), the team’s new designated marksman recruit, is injured during the HALO drop. When they arrive at the naval base, they witness defense minister, Admiral of the Fleet Dmitriy Durov (Mikhail Gorevoy), conducting a coup d’état and taking Russian President Nikolai Zakarin (Alexander Dyachenko) prisoner, and swiftly realize that Durov intends to trigger a war. Their location is almost discovered by the Russians during a radio intercept check, but the SEALS manage to hide away undetected. Martinelli is shot in the leg by a Russian officer firing blindly into their hiding location, forcing the team to leave him behind.

Meanwhile, Arkansas discovers the destroyed Tampa Bay, and also finds the sunken Russian submarine Konek damaged in a manner that suggests internal sabotage rather than external attack. They are attacked by another Russian Akula submarine, Volkov, that has been hiding under an iceberg, but Glass is able to destroy the ambusher and rescue Russian survivors from Konek, including its commanding officer, Captain 2nd rank Sergei Andropov (Michael Nyqvist).

Back at base, the U.S. government learns about the coup. Admiral Charles Donnegan (Gary Oldman) recommends preparing for war, while Fisk suggests that Arkansas be sent to rendezvous with Beaman’s team after they have rescued Zakarin. Glass manages to convince the reluctant Andropov to help, and with Andropov’s knowledge of the minefield around the base, Glass navigates Arkansas near the base undetected. Meanwhile, Beaman’s team rescue Russian Presidential Security Service Agent Oleg (Yuri Kolokolnikov), who was previously shot by Durov’s men when he tried to stop Durov from holding Zakarin hostage. Together they infiltrate the base and succeed in retrieving President Zakarin, but lose Oleg, and two teammates, Devin Hall (Michael Trucco) and Matt Johnstone (Ryan McPartlin), in the process. With Martinelli providing sniper cover fire, Beaman delivers the injured president to Arkansas’s deep-submergence rescue vehicle, then goes back alone for Martinelli, saving him just before he was about to be executed.

As U.S. and Russian fleets face off for battle, Arkansas sustains further damage when they are attacked by Andropov’s old ship, RFS Yevchenko—a heavily armed destroyer now commanded by Captain Vlade Sutrev (Ilia Volok), a member of Durov’s conspiracy—but Andropov is able to communicate a message affirming that President Zakarin is aboard the submarine. When Durov orders his forces at the base to fire missiles at the surfaced Arkansas, Glass refuses to take action, recognizing that firing back at the Russians could start the war he is trying to stop. In the last seconds, Andropov’s old crewmates defy orders and destroy the incoming missiles with the close-in weapon system before they can strike Arkansas, and subsequently destroy Durov’s naval base headquarters with their missiles. With the war averted, Glass docks Arkansas to the Russian naval base to return Zakarin and Andropov’s surviving crew to their country. Arkansas picks up Beaman and Martinelli, and travels back to the U.S. with a Russian Navy escort.

Nov 222021
 

Movies IMDb Chloë Moretz


Tom & Jerry

DirectorTim Story

Year2021

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In Manhattan, Tom Cat, who dreams of becoming a pianist, plays in Central Park. While, his longtime rival, Jerry Mouse, is in search of a new home. After Tom’s keyboard is destroyed in a fight, he chases Jerry but bumps into a young woman named Kayla Forester, who loses her job as a result. Down on her luck, Kayla wants to prove her capabilities by looking for a position at New York’s fanciest hotel, the Royal Gate. Kayla presents a stolen resume as her own and is hired to help set up a high-profile wedding. While Kayla gets a tour of the hotel, Jerry takes refuge in the hotel where his regular shenanigans involve stealing food and items to ramp up his new lifestyle, and Tom comes up with various strategies to enter the hotel and pursue Jerry.

Local celebrities Preeta Mehta and her fiancé Ben are greeted as they arrive, along with their pets Spike and Toots, who are all unaware of Jerry stealing from Preeta’s handbag, with the exception of Spike. As the couple is escorted to their room, Jerry’s presence is revealed, which puts the wedding and the hotel at risk. Kayla offers to help catch Jerry, but fails and realizes that he won’t be easy to catch. After many failed attempts, Tom successfully enters the hotel, with him and Jerry ending up fighting and wrecking the whole hotel room. Kayla comes to check due to noise complaints and befriends Tom because of their same goal of catching Jerry, which has Tom hired by owner Mr. Dubros to exterminate Jerry. Tom and Kayla are threatened by their boss Terence to be fired, if Tom fails to catch Jerry.

After many failed attempts, Tom designs a big mouse trap and gets Jerry out of the hotel. Meanwhile, Kayla helps with the wedding plans and learns from Preeta that her engagement ring is missing. Jerry returns and reveals to Kayla that he had Preeta’s ring with him, and he agrees to give it back to her, if she lets him stay in the hotel. Before Kayla can agree, Terence returns from walking Spike, and tries to look into Jerry hiding in Kayla’s coat pocket, but ends up creating a huge scene to which Spike, Tom, and Jerry’s ensuing chase destroys the hotel lobby.

Terence is put on leave, while Kayla takes over as event manager for returning the ring stolen by Jerry. Kayla tells Tom and Jerry that, if they want to stay in the hotel, the pair will have to get along and spend the whole next day far away from the hotel together, to which they agree. While Kayla takes care of the hotel and manages the wedding with the crew, Tom and Jerry bond during their trip, but are taken to a pet compound after they inadvertently disrupt a baseball game. A vengeful Terence separately visits Tom and Jerry and tells lies of what the pair said to each other behind their backs, which angers them and incites them to fight at the wedding, resulting in the wedding and the rest of the hotel getting destroyed.

After Kayla admits her deception and leaves in shame while Preeta renounces the wedding, a remorseful Tom and Jerry reconcile with each other. They convince Kayla and the hotel crew, which includes a reluctant Terence, to salvage the wedding, to make up for the hotel being destroyed by their cat-and-mouse battle. The wedding is held at Central Park, where Kayla apologizes to Preeta about the chaos and promises that Tom and Jerry have changed their ways. Ben also apologizes to Preeta because of the extensive expenses, in light of impressing her dad. Kayla and the woman whose resume she had taken from reconcile with each other and get jobs at the hotel, and Tom also gets one as the hotel’s pianist. Tom plays the piano for Toots, with Jerry joining the party, until a mishap causes them to revert to their old habits.

Nov 192021
 

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Dogtooth

DirectorYorgos Lanthimos

Year2009

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A couple, their adult son and two adult daughters live in a fenced-in compound. The children have no knowledge of the outside world; their parents say they will be ready to leave once they lose a dogtooth, and that one can only leave safely by car. The children entertain themselves with endurance games, such as keeping a finger in hot water. They believe they have a brother on the other side of the fence to whom they throw supplies or stones. The parents reward good behaviour with stickers and punish bad behaviour with violence.

The father pays a security guard at his factory, Christina, to come to the house and have sex with the son. Frustrated by the son’s refusal to give her cunnilingus, Christina trades her headband with the elder daughter in exchange for oral sex from her. The elder daughter persuades the younger daughter to lick her shoulder by bartering the headband. Later, the younger daughter volunteers to lick the elder again. The elder has nothing to offer in exchange, but the younger does not mind and experiments by licking other body parts.

The father visits a dog training facility and demands to have his dog returned. The trainer refuses because the dog has not finished its training, and asks: “Do we want an animal or a friend?”

When the children are terrified by a stray cat in the garden, the son kills it with a pair of pruning shears. Deciding to take advantage of the incident, the father shreds his clothes, covers himself in fake blood, and tells his children that their unseen brother was killed by a cat, the most dangerous creature. After he teaches them to bark on all fours to fend off cats, the family holds a memorial service for the brother.

Christina again barters for oral sex from the elder daughter. The daughter rejects her offer of hair gel and demands the Hollywood film tapes in her bag. She watches the films in secret and afterwards recreates scenes and quotes their dialogue. When the father discovers the tapes, he beats her with one of them, then goes to Christina’s flat and hits her with her VCR, cursing her future children to be corrupted by “bad influences”.

The parents decide that, with Christina no longer available, they will have the son choose one of his sisters as a new sexual partner. After fondling both sisters with his eyes closed, he chooses the elder. She is uncomfortable during their sex and afterwards recites threatening dialogue from the Hollywood film to her brother.

During a dance performance for the parents’ wedding anniversary, the younger daughter stops to rest, but the elder continues and dances the choreography from the film Flashdance, disturbing her parents. That night, she knocks out one of her dogteeth with a dumbbell and hides in the boot of her father’s car. The father discovers her tooth fragments and searches for her fruitlessly. He drives to work the next day; the car sits outside the factory, unattended.

Aug 292021
 

Movies IMDb Rachael Leigh Cook


My First Wedding

My Rating – 2.0 (10)

Critics Rating – 2.4 (10)

DirectorLaurent Firode

Year2006

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A young lady (Rachael Leigh Cook) about to get married realizes that she has a problem: she fantasizes about every man she sees. She goes to confess at church but unknowingly confesses to a young man (Kenny Doughty) who is not a priest. He agrees to help her, but falls in love with her along the way. Unfortunately she still thinks he is a priest.

Aug 232021
 

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Zombie Lake

My Rating – 1.0 (10)

Critics Rating – 3.0 (10)

DirectorJean Rollin . Julian de Laserna

Year1981

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The story opens in a small French village 20 years after World War II. The villagers refer to a small nearby lake known as the “lake of the damned.” A group of young women go skinnydipping in the lake and are attacked by zombie Nazi soldiers who drown them. The zombies later leave the lake and attack women within the town. The mayor of the town (Howard Vernon) refuses to take action against the zombie attacks until reporter Katya Moore (Marcia Sharif) arrives to investigate.

After Moore returns a book to the mayor, they discuss the history of the town during the German occupation. His story is about a young Nazi soldier who protected a local woman from enemy gunfire. He was nursed back to health by the woman, who offered him her pendant and had sex with him. Returning to the woman later, the soldier found her dying after giving birth to their daughter Helena. The soldier and his entire platoon were then murdered by a group of townspeople led by the mayor, and their bodies disposed of in the lake.

The mayor says that he believes the zombies are the soldiers returning from the dead. Later, a female basketball team visiting the town is attacked by the zombies. Given the scale of the tragedy, the mayor calls the police, who send two detectives over to investigate. They too are killed by the zombies. The mayor then devises a plan to use the zombie’s relationship with Helena by having her lure them into a mill. The zombies enter the mill, which is then destroyed by the villagers using flamethrowers.

Aug 092021
 

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Couples Retreat

My Rating – 5.0 (10)

Critics Rating – 3.7 (10)

DirectorPeter Billingsley

Year2009

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Dave, a dealer for Guitar Hero, and Ronnie, a stay-at-home mom, are a typical couple raising two young children in the suburbs of Chicago. They experience various stresses including redecorating their house and raising their kids. Joey and Lucy are high school sweethearts with a smart but naive teenage daughter named Lacey. Their relationship is on the rocks and they are even considering a divorce once Lacey goes off to college. Jason and Cynthia are a neurotic couple who’ve experienced multiple failed attempts to conceive, and Shane, recently separated (but not legally and officially divorced), has a much younger girlfriend, Trudy.

At Dave’s son’s birthday party, Jason and Cynthia, using a PowerPoint presentation, announce their troubled marriage and are considering divorce as they cannot have a baby. As a last-ditch effort, they have found a couples therapy resort named Eden. A deal called the Pelican Package is half the normal cost if they can get three other couples to join them. In their presentation, they show photos of sunlit beaches and beautiful locations. They assure the others that the couples therapy is purely optional.

Dave and Ronnie insist they can’t go because of their children, declining the trip. In the middle of the night, Jason sets off their alarm to try to sell the idea of the retreat. The commotion wakes the kids, who overheard their parents’ conversations of not being able to go because of them. Fearing their parents are contemplating divorce, the kids have already arranged for Dave’s father, Grandpa Jim-Jim to babysit so their parents can go to Eden.

The retreat proves to be divided into Eden West and Eden East. West is for couples and uses the tagline “Stay Together”. East is for singles and uses the tagline “Come Together”. East and West attendees are not allowed to intermingle.

Upon arrival at Eden West, the four couples are shown their villas. At dinner, resort host Sctanley informs them 6 a.m.couples therapy, is mandatory. If any couple fails to attend, it will be taken as an indication that they want to leave, and a refund for Eden will be given, although not for their airfare. The group debates what to do. After an indulgent dinner with many delicacies, they decide to put up with “a couple of hours” of therapy in order to enjoy the other amenities of the resort.

In the morning, each couple meets with an assigned therapist. All four couples are told they have problems, even Ronnie and Dave, who thought they were fine. They endure resort owner Marcel’s unusual methods, including swimming with and feeding lemon sharks and yoga sessions with amorous instructor Salvadore.

On the fourth night, Trudy escapes to Eden East. The other seven, encouraged by Joey, leave to find her. After Cynthia and Jason argue, the men and women split up. As they try to find their way to the resort, the men end up arguing and pointing out each other’s marriage mistakes.

The women run into Salvadore who takes them to Eden East. The men find the staff lounge where they find Sctanley playing Guitar Hero. He threatens to report them to Marcel, but Dave challenges him to the game (without telling Sctanley that he has helped produce the game). Sctanley, after losing the wager, directs them to Eden East, even though he knows he was tricked by Dave.

When they arrive, Dave realizes what a good thing he has with Ronnie. He goes with her to be alone at a waterfall. Joey finds Lucy with Salvadore and knocks him out, reuniting with her. Cynthia and Jason share drinks and end up becoming intimate. Shane runs into his ex-wife, who admits she still loves him. Shane tells Trudy to remain in Eden East and enjoy being single, then leaves with his ex-wife. All four couples return to Eden West.

Aug 022021
 

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We!

My Rating – 3.0 (10)

Critics Rating – 5.7 (10)

DirectorRene Eller

Year2018

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In a boring summer, a group of eight friends (four male and four female) decide to find news ways to entertain themselves. They allow their sexual curiosity to run freely and engage in several sexual games, as well as commit several violent crimes. The story is told non-linearally, with four of the youths recounting what happened during their trial after they have been apprehended for the death of one of their group.