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February 28, 2021 3 min

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Episode 886

Answering the big question...should I see this movie?  

A Writer’s Odyssey (Action, Adventure, Crime)

Original title: Ci sha xiao shuo jia

Six years after the abduction of his daughter, a man is hired to kill the author of a fantasy novel, but the world of the novel seems to intersect with reality.

Director - Yang Lu

Writers - Shu Chen Xiaocao Liu Yang Lu

Stars - Zijian Dong Jingfei Guo Jiayin Lei- ...

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February 28, 2021 4 min

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Episode 885

Answering the big question...should I see this movie?  

Minari (Drama)

A Korean family starts a farm in 1980s Arkansas.

Director - Lee Isaac Chung

Writer - Lee Isaac Chung

Stars - Steven Yeun Yeri Han Alan S. Kim (as Alan Kim) - IMDb

Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi3818504473?playlistId=tt10633456&ref_=tt_ov_vi

 

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Episode 884

Answering the big question...should I see this movie?  

Birth Time: The Documentary (Documentary)

Directors - Jo HunterZoe NaylorJerusha Sutton

Writers - Jo HunterZoe NaylorJerusha Sutton

Stars - Zoe NaylorJerusha SuttonJo Hunter


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Episode 883

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Synchronic (Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi)

Two New Orleans paramedics' lives are ripped apart after they encounter a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug with bizarre, otherworldly effects.

Directors - Justin Benson Aaron Moorhead

Writer - Justin Benson

Stars - Anthony Mackie Jamie Dornan Katie Aselton

Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/v...

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Episode 882

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Assassins (Documentary)

An account of the two women convicted of assassinating Kim Jong-un's half-brother, Kim Jong-nam. The film follows the women's trials in an attempt to understand whether they are trained killers or simply pawns.

Director - Ryan White

Stars - Siti Aisyah Hadi Azmi Anna Fifield

Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/v...

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Episode 881

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The Little Things (Crime, Drama, Thriller)

Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe Deacon is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a serial killer who is terrorizing the city.

Director - John Lee Hancock

Writer - John Lee Hancock

Stars - Denzel Washington Ram...

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Episode 880

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Long Story Short (Comedy, Romance)

Teddy, who wakes up the morning after his wedding to discover that every few minutes he's jumping forward to the next year of his life.

Director - Josh Lawson

Writer - Josh Lawson

Stars - Josh LawsonRafe SpallRonny Chieng

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Episode 879

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Another Round (Drama, Comedy)

Original title: Druk (Denmark)

Four friends, all high school teachers, test a theory that they will improve their lives by maintaining a constant level of alcohol in their blood.

Director - Thomas Vinterberg

Writers - Thomas VinterbergTobias Lindholm

Stars - Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang

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Episode 878

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Wild Mountain Thyme (Drama, Romance)

A pair of star-crossed lovers in Ireland get caught up in their family's land dispute.

 

Director - John Patrick Shanley

Writer - John Patrick Shanley

Stars - Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan, Jon Hamm - IMDb

Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi3672031513?playlistId=tt6842770&ref_=tt_ov_vi


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Episode 877

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Wrong Turn (Horror, Thriller)

Friends hiking the Appalachian Trail are confronted by 'The Foundation', a community of people who have lived in the mountains for hundreds of years.

 

Director - Mike P. Nelson

Writer - Alan B. McElroy (as Alan McElroy)

Stars - Matthew Modine, Emma Dumont, Charlotte Vega - IMDb

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Episode 876

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The Food Club (Comedy, Drama)

Madklubben – Original Title (Denmark)

Follows three long-time girlfriends from elementary school who are coming into their prime and finding a new lease on life after participating in a cooking course in Italy.

 

Director - Barbara Topsøe-Rothenborg

Writer - Anne-Marie Olesen

Stars - Karoline Hamm Stina Ekblad Kirst...

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Episode 875

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The Nest (Drama, Romance)

Life for an entrepreneur and his American family begins to take a twisted turn after moving into an English country manor.

 

Director - Sean Durkin

Writer - Sean Durkin

Stars - Jude Law, Carrie Coon, Oona Roche

Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi27443481?playlistId=tt8338762&ref_=tt_ov_vi


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Episode 874

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Earwig and the Witch (Animation, Family, Fantasy)

Original title: Âya to majo

It follows an orphan girl, Earwig, who is adopted by a witch and comes home to a spooky house filled with mystery and magic.

Director - Gorô Miyazaki

Writers - Diana Wynne Jones(as Daiana Win Jônzu) Keiko NiwaEmi Gunji

Stars - JB Blanc(English version)Thomas Bromhead(...

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Episode 873

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Pixie (Comedy, Crime, Thriller)

To avenge her mother's death, Pixie masterminds a heist but must flee across Ireland from gangsters, take on the patriarchy, and choose her own destiny.

Director - Barnaby Thompson

Writer - Preston Thompson

Stars - Olivia CookeFra FeeRory Fleck Byrne

Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi1537458457?playlistId...

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Episode 872

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The Marksman (Action, Thriller)

A rancher on the Arizona border becomes the unlikely defender of a young Mexican boy desperately fleeing the cartel assassins who've pursued him into the U.S.

Director

Robert Lorenz(directed by)

Writers

Chris CharlesDanny KravitzRobert Lorenz

Stars

Katheryn WinnickLiam NeesonTeresa Ruiz - IMDb

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Episode 870

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Penguin Bloom (Drama)

A family takes in an injured Magpie that makes a profound difference in their lives.

Director: Glendyn Ivin

Writers: Cameron Bloom (based on the book by), Harry Cripps (Writer) | 2 more credits »

Stars: Rachel House, Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln - IMDb

Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi1074446617?playlistId=tt631765...

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January 20, 2021 3 min

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Episode 869

Answering the big question...should I see this movie?  

Rosie (Drama)

The story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless.

Director: Paddy Breathnach

Writer: Roddy Doyle (screenplay)

Stars: Sarah Greene, Moe Dunford, Ellie O'Halloran - IMDb

Trailer: Rosie (imdb.com)


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Episode 868

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Ammonite (Biography, Drama, Romance)

1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.

Director: Francis Lee

Writer: Francis Lee

Stars: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones - IMDb

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Episode 867

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Shadow In The Cloud (Action, Horror, War)

A female WWII pilot traveling with top secret documents on a B-17 Flying Fortress encounters an evil presence on board the flight.

Director: Roseanne Liang

Writers: Max Landis, Roseanne Liang

Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Beulah Koale - IMDb

Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi3659972889?p...

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Episode 866

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High Ground (Action, Thriller)

In a bid to save the last of his family, Gutjuk, a young Aboriginal man, teams up with ex-soldier Travis to track down Baywara, the most dangerous warrior in the Territory, his uncle.

Director: Stephen Johnson

Writer: Chris Anastassiades (Writer)

Stars: Simon Baker, Jacob Junior Nayinggul, Jack Thompson - IMDb

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