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2013 ‧ Drama/Action ‧ 1h 47m

6.9/10 IMDb

94% Rotten Tomatoes

4/4 Roger Ebert

79% Google users liked this film



During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner (Robert Redford) awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container.

With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and barely escapes with his life.

With any luck, the ocean currents may carry him into a shipping lane -- but, with supplies dwindling and the sharks circling, the sailor is forced to face his own mortality.



Release date: December 26, 2013 (Republic of Ireland)
Director: J. C. Chandor
Box office: $10.2–13.6 million
Cast: Robert Redford
Nominations: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, MORE
Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor



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Robert Redford ...
Our Man





 
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1977 ‧ Thriller/Drama ‧ 2h 2m

7.8/10 IMDb

83% Rotten Tomatoes

68% Metacritic

83% Google users liked this film



In the small South American town of Porvenir, four men on the run from the law are offered $10,000 and legal citizenship if they will transport a shipment of dangerously unstable nitroglycerin to an oil well 200 miles away.

Led by Jackie Scanlon (Roy Scheider), the men set off on a hazardous journey, during which they must contend with dangerously rocky roads, unstable bridges, and attacks from local guerillas.

The four fight for their lives as they struggle to complete their dangerous quest.



Initial release: June 24, 1977 (USA)
Director: William Friedkin
Initial DVD release: November 17, 1998 (Canada)
Screenplay: Walon Green
Producer: William Friedkin


Cast
(in credits order)

Roy Scheider ...
Jackie Scanlon - 'Juan Dominguez'


Bruno Cremer ...
Victor Manzon - 'Serrano'


Francisco Rabal ...
Nilo


Amidou ...
Kassem - 'Martinez'


Ramon Bieri ...
Corlette


Peter Capell ...
Lartigue


Karl John ...
'Marquez'


Friedrich von Ledebur ...
'Carlos' (as Fredrick Ledebur)


Chico Martínez ...
Bobby Del Rios (as Chico Martinez)


Joe Spinell ...
Spider


Rosario Almontes ...
Agrippa


Richard Holley ...
Billy White


Anne-Marie Deschodt ...
Blanche (as Anne Marie Descott)





 
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THE HOWLING

After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.

 
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1983 ‧ Drama/Crime film ‧ 1h 39m

6.8/10 IMDb

96% Rotten Tomatoes

4/4 Roger Ebert

80% Google users liked this film



Ecstatic when his parents leave on vacation for a few days, high school senior Joel Goodsen (Tom Cruise) cuts loose with his best friend Miles.

After an attempt at securing the services of a prostitute goes slightly awry, Joel hires gorgeous Lana (Rebecca De Mornay) for a night of delight.

Stunned by the amount of Lana's "bill" the next morning, Joel grows frantic after he crashes his father's Porsche.

In an effort to raise lots of money fast, a desperate Joel turns the house into a brothel.




Initial release: August 5, 1983 (USA)
Director: Paul Brickman
Featured song: Le Bon Temps du rock and roll
Music composed by: Tangerine Dream
Producers: Steve Tisch, Jon Avnet


Cast

(in credits order)

Tom Cruise ...
Joel


Rebecca De Mornay ...
Lana


Joe Pantoliano ...
Guido


Richard Masur ...
Rutherford


Bronson Pinchot ...
Barry


Curtis Armstrong ...
Miles Dalby


Nicholas Pryor ...
Joel's Father


Janet Carroll ...
Joel's Mother


Shera Danese ...
Vicki


Raphael Sbarge ...
Glenn


Bruce A. Young ...
Jackie


Kevin Anderson ...
Chuck (as Kevin C. Anderson)




 
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DAY OF THE DEAD

Flesh-eating frights with Mena Suvari.

When a town is cordoned off by the military, a zombie plague breaks out and Corporal Sarah Bowman leads a group of survivors in a fight for their lives.

 
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2013 ‧ Action ‧ 1h 35m

5.1/10 · IMDb

79% Google users liked this film



Assassins dog the trail of a mob enforcer (Steve Austin) who's been entrusted to deliver a special parcel to an international crime lord known as the German (Dolph Lundgren).


Initial release: February 9, 2013 (Japan)
Director: Jesse V. Johnson
Box office: 1,469 USD (US)
Music composed by: Sean Murray
Initial DVD release: February 19, 2013 (USA)


Cast
(in credits order)

Steve Austin ...
Tommy Wick

Dolph Lundgren ...
The German

Eric Keenleyside ...
Big Doug

Mike Dopud ...
Julio

John Novak ...
Nicholas

Kristen Kerr ...
Darla

Darren Shahlavi ...
Devon

Paul Wu ...
Dosan

Lochlyn Munro ...
Eddie

Mark Gibbon ...
Jake

Peter Bryant ...
Ralph

Monique Ganderton ...
Monique

Michael Daingerfield ...
Anthony

Jerry Trimble ...
Carl

Patrick Sabongui ...
Luis






 
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2011 ‧ Thriller/Mystery ‧ 1h 29m

5.2/10 IMDb

86% Rotten Tomatoes

5.1/10 Filmweb

85% Google users liked this film


The passengers on a plane fight to survive a viral outbreak after their plane is quarantined.



Cast
(in credits order)

Mercedes Mason ...
Jenny (as Mercedes Masöhn)

Josh Cooke ...
Henry

Mattie Liptak ...
George

Ignacio Serricchio ...
Ed

Noree Victoria ...
Shilah

Bre Blair ...
Paula

Lamar Stewart ...
Preston
George Back ...
Ralph

Phillip DeVona ...
Nial

Julie Gribble ...
Susan

Erin Áine ...
Nicca (as Erin Smith)

Lynn Cole ...
Bev

Tom Thon ...
Doc

Sandra Ellis Lafferty ...
Louise (as Sandra Lafferty)

Tyler Kunkle ...
Hvorst

John Curran ...
Captain Forrest

Andrew Benator ...
Co-Pilot Willsy

Jason Benjamin ...
CDC #1

Beau Turpin ...
CDC #2

Neko Parham ...
CDC #3

Judd Lormand ...
Sylvester (as Judd Lormond)



 
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1995 ‧ Fantasy/Action ‧ 1h 32m

6.7/10 IMDb

35% Rotten Tomatoes

8.9/10 Microsoft

90% Google users liked this film



Ex-soldier Frank Brayker (William Sadler) is the guardian of an ancient key that can unlock tremendous evil; the sinister but charming Collector (Billy Zane) is a demon who wants the key so he can initiate the apocalypse.

On the run from wicked mercenaries for almost 90 years, Brayker finally stops in at a boarding house in New Mexico where -- with the help of its quirky residents -- he plans to face off against the Collector and his band of ghouls, preventing them from ever seizing the key.



Initial release: January 13, 1995
Director: Ernest Dickerson
Film series: Crypt Theatrical Films Film Series
Budget: 12 million USD
Screenplay: Cyrus Voris, Ethan Reiff, Mark Bishop


Cast

John Kassir ...
Crypt Keeper (voice)


Billy Zane ...
The Collector


William Sadler ...
Brayker


Jada Pinkett Smith ...
Jeryline (as Jada Pinkett)


Brenda Bakke ...
Cordelia


CCH Pounder ...
Irene


Dick Miller ...
Uncle Willy


Thomas Haden Church ...
Roach


John Schuck ...
Sheriff Tupper


Gary Farmer ...
Deputy Bob Martel


Charles Fleischer ...
Wally Enfield


Tim DeZarn ...
Homer (as Tim deZarn)


Sherrie Rose ...
Wanda




 
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2012 ‧ Thriller/Horror ‧ 1h 23m

4.7/10 IMDb

49% Rotten Tomatoes

37% CSFD

64% Google users liked this film



A camping trip on a Maine island turns nightmarish for three women (Katie Aselton, Lake Bell, Kate Bosworth) when they encounter a group of violent war veterans.



Initial release: May 17, 2013 (USA)
Director: Katie Aselton
Screenplay: Mark Duplass
Initial DVD release: July 30, 2013 (USA)
Music composed by: Ben Lovett, Peter Golub



Cast
(in credits order)


Katie Aselton ...
Abby


Lake Bell ...
Lou


Kate Bosworth ...
Sarah


Will Bouvier ...
Henry


Jay Paulson ...
Derek


Anslem Richardson ...
Alex




 
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2011 ‧ Thriller/Action ‧ 1h 31m

5.4/10 IMDb

5.6/10 Filmweb

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An angry man creates a hit list with a stranger during a drunken night, then scrambles to save the people on it when they start getting killed.



Initial release: May 10, 2011
Director: William Kaufman
Budget: 6 million USD
Screenplay: Chad Law, Evan Law
Producers: Rich Cowan, Freddy Braidy, Richard Salvatore, Johnny Martin


Cast
Cast overview, first billed only:

Cuba Gooding Jr. ...
Jonas Arbor


Cole Hauser ...
Allan Campbell


Jonathan LaPaglia ...
Detective Neil McKay


Ginny Weirick ...
Sydney Campbell


Drew Waters ...
Mike Dodd


Sean Cook ...
Brian Felzner


Michael Papajohn ...
Special Agent Drake Ford


J.P. O'Shaughnessy ...
Lieutenant Ben Harp


David Andriole ...
Detective Ray Lowery




 
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1966 ‧ Horror ‧ 1h 30m

6.8/10 IMDb

78% Rotten Tomatoes

93% Google users liked this film



Four tourists dine and spend the night at Dracula's (Christopher Lee) castle; two escape and warn a monk (Andrew Keir).



Initial release: January 9, 1966 (United Kingdom)
Director: Terence Fisher
Screenplay: Jimmy Sangster
Initial DVD release: 1996 (Brazil)
Music composed by: James Bernard


Cast

(in credits order)

Christopher Lee ...
Dracula
Barbara Shelley ...
Helen Kent
Andrew Keir ...
Father Sandor
Francis Matthews ...
Charles Kent
Suzan Farmer ...
Diana Kent
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Alan Kent (as Charles Tingwell)



 
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2013 ‧ Drama/Crime film ‧ 1h 30m

7.5/10 IMDb

94% Rotten Tomatoes

85% Metacritic

90% Google users liked this film



Though he once spent time in San Quentin, 22-year-old black man Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) is now trying hard to live a clean life and support his girlfriend (Melonie Diaz) and young daughter (Ariana Neal).

Flashbacks reveal the last day in Oscar's life, in which he accompanied his family and friends to San Francisco to watch fireworks on New Year's Eve, and, on the way back home, became swept up in an altercation with police that ended in tragedy.

Based on a true story.



Initial release: July 12, 2013 (USA)
Director: Ryan Coogler
Budget: 900,000 USD
Screenplay: Ryan Coogler
Box office: 17.4 million USD


Cast
(in credits order)

Michael B. Jordan ...
Oscar Grant


Melonie Diaz ...
Sophina


Octavia Spencer ...
Wanda


Kevin Durand ...
Officer Caruso


Chad Michael Murray ...
Officer Ingram


Ahna O'Reilly ...
Katie


Ariana Neal ...
Tatiana


Keenan Coogler ...
Cato


Trestin George ...
Brandon


Joey Oglesby ...
Cale


Michael James ...
Carlos


Marjorie Crump-Shears ...
Grandma Bonnie (as Marjorie Shears)


Destiny Ekwueme ...
Chantay




 
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2013 ‧ Thriller/Horror ‧ 1h 27m

5.5/10 IMDb

75% Rotten Tomatoes

3/4 Roger Ebert

83% Google users liked this film



Unsettling thriller.

Anne, played by Katia Winter (Sleepy Hollow) is a journalist who gets into trouble when she investigates the links between her friend's disappearance, a secret, ominous government research chemical & an odd, disturbing radio broadcast of unknown origin.



Initial release: February 6, 2014 (Russia)
Director: Blair Erickson
Based on: "From Beyond"; by H. P. Lovecraft
Written by: Blair Erickson
Music composed by: Andreas Weidinger


Cast
Cast overview, first billed only:


Katia Winter ...
Anne Roland


Ted Levine ...
Thomas Blackburn


Michael McMillian ...
James Hirsch


Corey Moosa ...
Patient 11


Monique Candelaria ...
Patient 14


Jenny Gabrielle ...
Callie


Vivian Nesbitt ...
Olivia Kmiec


Chad Brummett ...
Dr. Kessel


William Sterchi ...
Henry Cale


Alex Gianopoulos ...
Renny Seegan


J.D. Garfield ...
Elderly Doctor


Kevin Wiggins ...
Black Rock County Sheriff


Cyd Schulte ...
Laura Henrik (credit only)




 
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MY BLOODY VALENTINE


Infamous slasher from the 80s.

When a group of friends celebrate Valentine's Day, they discover that the infamous Valentine's Day Killer is not quite the myth they had believed...

Director: George Mihalka
Cast: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck
Year: 1981
Genre: Horror



 
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2014 ‧ Fantasy/Drama ‧ 1h 35m

6/10 IMDb

71% Rotten Tomatoes

2/4 Roger Ebert

87% Google users liked this film



A secluded retirement community is plagued by mysterious and deadly attacks until a grizzled war veteran moves in, rallies the residents, and discovers a beast is behind the killings.



Initial release: March 9, 2014
Director: Adrián García Bogliano
Screenplay: Eric Stolze
Music composed by: Wojciech Golczewski



Production company: Glass Eye Pix


Cast
(in credits order)





Erin Cummings...
Anne



Tina Louise...
Clarissa

Caitlin O'Heaney...
Emma


Al Sapienza...
Officer Bennett

Bernardo Cubria...
Officer Lang


Dana Ashbrook...
Westmark


Charles Techman...
Richard






 
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1980 ‧ Mystery/Thriller ‧ 1h 31m

6.8/10 IMDb


71% Rotten Tomatoes

2/4 Roger Ebert

86% Google users liked this film




Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary.

Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone (Hal Holbrook) stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie (Adrienne Barbeau) witnesses a mystical fire; and hitchhiker Elizabeth (Jamie Lee Curtis) discovers the mutilated corpse of a fisherman.

Then a mysterious iridescent fog descends upon the village, and more people start to die.



Initial release: February 1, 1980 (USA)
Director: John Carpenter
Music composed by: John Carpenter
Budget: 1 million USD
Screenplay: John Carpenter, Debra Hill




Cast







Nancy Kyes...
Sandy Fadel (as Nancy Loomis)




 
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7.4/10 IMDb

91% Rotten Tomatoes

95% Metacritic

86% Google users liked this film

Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden becomes one of the most-wanted men on the planet.

The worldwide manhunt for the terrorist leader occupies the resources and attention of two U.S. presidential administrations.

Ultimately, it is the work of a dedicated female operative (Jessica Chastain) that proves instrumental in finally locating bin Laden.

In May 2011, Navy SEALs launch a nighttime strike, killing bin Laden in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Director:
Kathryn Bigelow

 
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2012 ‧ Thriller/Horror ‧ 1h 56m

5.8/10 IMDb

55% Rotten Tomatoes

1/4 Roger Ebert

69% Google users liked this film

Horror anthology.

A group of misfits hired to burgle a desolate house and acquire a rare tape are confronted with a dead body, a hub of old televisions and an endless supply of cryptic footage.

Director: Ti West, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, Glenn McQuaid, David Bruckner, Adam Wingard
Cast: Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes, Adam Wingard


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