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The Bad Education Movie

MY RATING

7

2015

Director     Elliot Hegarty

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[SYNOPSIS]

       

Mr Wickers and his class go on one final school trip after they finish their GCSEs.

[FEATURED CAST]

Talulah Riley

         
       

         

Bad Neighbours

MY RATING

5

2014

Director     Nicholas Stoller

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Kelly and Mac are settling down in a quiet neighbourhood with their newborn child, until the frat brothers move into the house next door. Teddy is the President, and Pete is his right hand man, and they're quick to accept friendship when Kelly and Mac introduce themselves as the neighbours. Night after night, Mac asks Teddy to lower the fraternity's noise, even accepting the invitation to the party one evening. When Teddy goes back on his word to keep the partying down, Mac calls the police to deal with the problem. The police quickly blame Mac for their presence, and the war begins.

As the family feuds with the frat brothers, things get hilariously dangerous and the fraternity ends up on thin ice with their college. After receiving their final warning and being placed on probation, Mac and Kelly pull a prank so ingenious that Teddy and Pete are forced to respond. All hell breaks loose, from Robert DeNiro parties to Christopher Mintz-Plasse having sex in the bushes, this comedy shows how things can go really wrong really quickly when a family and a frat house become neighbours.

         
       

         

Bandslam

MY RATING

6

2009

Director     Todd Graff

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An outcast (Connell) bonds with the popular girl on campus (Michalka) over their shared love of music, and together they decide to form a rock group and enter their school's upcoming battle of the bands competition.

[FEATURED CAST]

Aly Michalka  .  Vanessa Hudgens

         
       

         

The Battle Of The River Plate

MY RATING

6

1956

Director     Michael Powell  .  Emeric Pressburger

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[SYNOPSIS]

       

In the autumn of 1939, the German heavy cruiser (referred to as a pocket battleship) Graf Spee seems to have command of the Atlantic. In the first three months of World War II, she was responsible for sinking nine ships. The British sent three cruisers commanded by Commodore Henry Harwood to confront her. The battle took place on December 13, 1939 and the British came out on top. The Graf Spee headed for the neutral harbor of Montevideo, Uruguay. They were given only a short time to effect repairs and the British did their best to make them believe a British fleet of six or eight ships awaited them. Rather than chance the loss of his men, the German Captain ordered the Graf Spee scuttled

         
       

         

Beastly

MY RATING

5

2011

Director     Daniel Barnz

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At the Buckeston Academy High School, the wealthy, arrogant, narcissistic, and bigoted Kyle Kingson is a student who does not respect his classmates. When Kyle is elected representative of the students, he plays a prank on the outcast Kendra, who has a reputation as a witch: he invites her to a party and humiliates her in front of their classmates. However, Kendra curses him with a spell that makes Kyle as ugly as his soul. Further, she tells him that if he does not find anyone who loves him within a year, he will be doomed to that appearance forever. When Kyle's father, Rob Kingson, sees him, he takes Kyle to specialists but the doctors do not know what to do, so Rob hides Kyle in an apartment with a maid and a blind tutor. When Kyle sees his mate Lindy on the streets, he saves her from a dangerous drug dealer and he brings her to his apartment to protect her. Now his only hope is that Lindy will fall in love with him.

[FEATURED CAST]

Vanessa Hudgens

         
       

         

Beauty & The Briefcase

MY RATING

5

2010

Director     Gil Junger

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Lane is looking for her "magic man". A man who has all of the attributes that are on her checklist. In the meantime she finally hears her calling when a job opportunity presents itself in the form of Cosmo magazine. After failing to impress the editor they head out of the office when they begin talking men. There Lane (Hillary Duff) has the idea to combine dating and work place. After causing a blackout at her job interview she lands the job in an office to begin her undercover work. After dating several co-workers she happens to spill her drink on a "magic man candidate" Liam. However her boss isn't impress by the direction she tries to take her story and tries to get her to stop dating Liam.

[FEATURED CAST]

Hilary Duff

         
       

         

Begin Again

MY RATING

8

2013

Director     John Carney

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Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.

[FEATURED CAST]

Hailee Steinfeld

         
       

UPDATED: 02:11:23

       

The Big Sick

MY RATING

6

2017

Director     Michael Showalter

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Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani), in the middle of becoming a budding stand-up comedian, meets Emily (Zoe Kazan). Meanwhile, a sudden illness sets in forcing Emily to be put into a medically-induced coma. Kumail must navigate being a comedian, dealing with tragic illness, and placating his family's desire to let them fix him up with a spouse, while contemplating and figuring out who he really is and what he truly believes.

[FEATURED CAST]

Zoe Kazan

         
       

         

Black Panther

MY RATING

6

2018

Director     Ryan Coogler

COMBINED RATING

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[SYNOPSIS]

       

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, Prince T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new king. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

         
       

         

Blockers

MY RATING

6

2018

Director     Kay Cannon

COMBINED RATING

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[SYNOPSIS]

       

American sex comedy about a trio of parents who try to stop their respective daughters (Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, and Geraldine Viswanathan) from losing their virginity on prom night.

[FEATURED CAST]

Kathryn Newton  .  Geraldine Viswanathan

         
       

         

Bookies

MY RATING

5

2003

Director     Mark Illsley

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Centres on four college friends who become small-time bookies, only to find their world spinning dangerously out of control when their greed attracts the attention of organized crime.

[FEATURED CAST]

Rachael Leigh Cook

         
       

         

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf

MY RATING

5

2010

Director     Eric Bross

COMBINED RATING

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[SYNOPSIS]

       

A Californian family inherits a castle in Romania. This is especially exciting to the son, who is obsessed with monsters. And he is not disappointed.

[FEATURED CAST]

Victoria Justice

         
       

         

Bram Stoker's Dracula

MY RATING

4

1992

Director     Francis Ford Coppola

COMBINED RATING

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[SYNOPSIS]

       

This version of Dracula is closely based on Bram Stoker's classic novel. Young barrister Jonathan Harker is assigned to a gloomy village in the mists of eastern Europe. He is captured and imprisoned by the undead vampire Dracula, who travels to London, inspired by a photograph of Harker's betrothed, Mina Murray. In Britain, Dracula begins a reign of seduction and terror, draining the life from Mina's closest friend, Lucy Westenra. Lucy's friends gather together to try to drive Dracula away.

         
       

UPDATED: 28:10:23

       

A Bridge Too Far

MY RATING

7

1977

Director     Richard Attenborough

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[SYNOPSIS]

       

The true story of Operation Market Garden, the Allies attempt, in September 1944, to hasten the end of World War II by driving through Belgium and Holland into Germany. The idea was for U.S. airborne divisions to take the towns of Eindhoven and Nijmegen and a British airborne division, reinforced by a Polish airborne brigade, to take the town of Arnhem. They would be reinforced, in due course and in turn, by the British XXX Corps, land-based and driving up from the British lines in the south. The key to the operation was the bridges, as if the Germans held or blew them, the paratroopers could not be relieved. Faulty intelligence, Allied high command hubris, and stubborn German resistance would ensure that Arnhem was a bridge too far.

         
 
 
 
 

 

 

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