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Unforgettable (Warner Home Video) is a dramatic thriller about Tessa Conniver (Katherine Heigl), who is having difficulty coping with the end of her marriage when ex-husband David (Geoff Stults) becomes happily engaged to Julia Banks (Rosario Dawson). This brings Julia into the home they once shared but also into the life of their daughter, Lily (Isabella Kai Rice). Trying to settle into her new life, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams — the man who can help her put her own troubled past behind her. But Tessa’s jealousy soon takes a pathological turn until she will stop at nothing to turn Julia’s dream into a living nightmare.

Reviews valerian
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You can’t argue with Luc Besson. The man knows how to spend upwards of $200 million – $209 million by one report, $225 million by another – on his latest, soon-to-be-but-maybe-not-debacle, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Besson’s big-screen adaptation of Pierre Christin Jean-Claude Mézières’…

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Kong: Skull Island (Warner Home Video), set during the Vietnam era, is about a group of secret government officials and U.S. troops who venture to an island in the South Pacific surrounded by a raging storm. On the island, the group comes in contact with prehistoric creatures and finds itself stranded as, one by one, their number is diminished as they battle assorted critters in search of a way to escape. Once title character Kong makes his entrance, the movie is all his, despite an unusually top-flight cast consisting of Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, John Goodman, Brie Larson and John C. Reilly.

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RoboCop, a dark political and cultural satire and director Paul Verhoeven’s first American film, was released in the middle of a summer no one knew was a harbinger of things to come. Filled with arid, empty urban landscapes covered in dust and rust and decay, the disintegrating Detroit of the film, thirty years on, less…

Reviews WISH UPON
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If Wish Upon (A Star), the latest attempt at horror counter-programming during a typical summer crammed with sequels, prequels, and remakes, has anything to offer, it’s not in the scares, shocks, or jumps department (they’re few and far between). It’s also not in a stale, clichéd premise (seven wishes, “be careful…

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After failing to get moviegoers behind Tim Burton’s 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes, 20th Century Fox faced a dilemma: Put the Planet of the Apes series into cold storage for the foreseeable future and try again later or ignore the negative reactions and move forward with another sequel. The decision to reboot (again) proved to be one of the …

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Underground: Season Two (Sony Home Entertainment) continues to draw upon America’s historical roots, bringing pioneering hero and infamous conductor of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman (Aisha Hinds), to life along with abolitionist Frederick Douglas (John Legend). The Macon 7 face several challenges in their dangerous escape to freedom within a divided America on the brink of civil war. As tensions escalate and risks are taken, their plans may lead to safety or disintegrate.

Reviews beguiled
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In Sofia Coppola’s (The Bling Ring, Somewhere, Marie Antoinette, Lost in Translation, The Virgin Suicides) Palme d’Or’ winning sixth film – not counting 2015’s made-for-Netflix A Very Murray Christmas – The Beguiled, the second adaptation of Thomas P. Cullinan’s 1966 novel (the first, released in 1971, starred a Don…

Reviews baby driver
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In an alternate universe, Edgar Wright (The Cornetto Trilogy, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Spaced) would have directed Ant-Man, Ant-Man would have become an even bigger commercial and critical hit than it was two years ago, and Wright would have moved on bigger and better projects with even more creative control, in…

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