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Tenet

Tenet, directed by the great and powerful Christopher Nolan, is one of the most exciting films of the year. Armed with only one word, Tenet, the protagonist (John David Washington), journeys through the twilight world of international espionage on a mission to prevent the end of the world. I had to watch this movie twice […]

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Mindhunter

Mindhunter, created by the great and powerful David Fincher, is a Netflix produced crime series set in the late 1970s. Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) is a young and ambitious instructor at the FBI in Quantico seeking to better understand the behavior of serial murderers and rapists so that their actions could be predicted beforehand. He […]

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The Green Mile

The Green Mile, directed by the great and powerful Frank Darabont, is a cinematic adaptation of the Steven King novel of the name same. John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan) is a new inmate on The Green Mile (another name given for Death Row) charged with child rape and murder. However, he is also an individual […]

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The Mandalorian

2020 is the year of television and not the year of movies because audiences are stuck at home and craving content to help them last the quarantine. The Mandalorian, created by Jon Favreau, is a prime example of such content. The first season of this show was released in November of last year and was […]

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Stranger Things

Stranger Things, created by the Duffer Brothers, is a Netflix produced sci-fi TV series set predominantly in the quaint town of Hawkins, Indiana. The show opens with the unexplained disappearance of Will Byers (Noah Schnapp). Will has a trusted cohort of friends; Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo) & Lucas Sinclair (Caleb McLaughlin), who […]

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Tag

Tag, directed by Jeff Tomsic, is the story of a small group of classmates who organize an annual game of tag that often goes to extraordinary lengths. In a particular tag season, four of the five friends (played by John Hamm, Aaron Johnson, Ed Helms and Kevin Sable) team up to tag their other new engaged […]

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Up in the Air

Up in the Air, directed by the great and powerful Jason Reitman, focuses on the character of Ryan Bingham (George Clooney). Ryan enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job, which is to travel around the 50 states and fire individuals from their white-collar jobs, on behalf of their companies. However, Ryan’s lifestyle is threatened […]

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Formula 1: Drive to Survive

With the 2020/21 Formula One season in full swing, I decided to watch the first two seasons of this series available on Netflix. I am an avid Formula One fan, and was elated to find that such a show existed – where multiple camera crews would follow F-1 teams throughout the 21 race season, whilst […]

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Twelve Monkeys

Twelve Monkeys, directed by Terray Gilliam, is a dystopian science-fiction film set in the year 2035. Most of humanity has perished; only 1% of the population remain underneath the surface where they are shielded from the deadly effects of a virus that had plagued the earth several decades ago. James Cole (Bruce Willis), a convict in […]

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The Town

The Town, written and directed by the great and powerful Ben Affleck, is a heist film set in modern day Boston. Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) and his Charlestown crew are slick and professional robbers, who routinely conduct heists around the Boston municipal area. After a heist that almost went sour involving a female bank assistant manager […]

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Casino

Casino directed by the great and powerful Martin Scorsese is a tale of greed, deception, money, power and murder occurring between two best friends; a mafia enforcer (Joe Pesci) and a casino executive (Robert De Niro). They take us into the inside world of casino gambling in Las Vegas, where we witness their rise and fall […]

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Prometheus

Prometheus, directed by the great and powerful Ridley Scott, is an honorary addition to the Alien franchise. A team of engineers, pilots, medical experts, and archeologists embark on a interplanetary mission to trace the origin of humankind. However, as they discover an artificially made structure on a distant moon, trouble soon ensues. This movie has an absolutely […]

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Red Dragon

Red Dragon, directed by Brett Ratner, is the third cinematic installment in the “Hannibal Lecter” series. In this film, retired FBI agent Will Graham (Edward Norton) is assigned to track down “the tooth fairy” (Ralph Finnes); a mysterious and elusive serial killer. Graham enlists the help of imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) to […]

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The Expendables 3

The Expendables 3, directed by Patrick Hughes, is the continuation of the Expendables franchise, where we have the honor (or dishonor) of watching our favorite 80s and 90s action stars team up to defeat a common baddie. In this movie, the crew unite to take down Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), a ruthless illegal arms trader who also happens to […]

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The Core

The Core, directed by Joe Amiel is all about the Earth’s core. Due to an unknown set of circumstances, the core of the Earth stops spinning. This causes the Earth’s electromagnetic field to deteriorate, leading to a series of extreme natural disasters and exposure to deadly forms of radiation from outer space. It is up […]

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Blockers

Blockers, directed by Kay Cannon revolves around three teenage girls reaching the end of their lives as high school students. As prom night approaches, the three best friends make a pact; a pact to lose their virginity. Unfortunately for them, their parents (John Cena, Leslie Mann & Ike Barinholtz) find out about this arrangement, and embark […]

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Color Palettes of my Favorite Films (Part VII)

Hope everyone is having a smashing Thursday! Below are the remainder of the color palettes that I managed to generate for some of my favorite movies! As always, let me know if you want me to generate such palettes for any movies YOU like: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/image-downloader/cnpniohnfphhjihaiiggeabnkjhpaldj google chrome extension that quickly downloads selected images from a […]

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The Change-Up

The Change-Up, directed by David Dobin is the story of best friends Dave Lockwood (Jason Bateman) and Mitch Planko (Ryan Reynolds). Dave works as a partner in a law-firm and is often upset with himself due to his perceived repetitive and exhaustive lifestyle. Mitch on the other hand is a single man who is at […]

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Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is directed by the great and powerful Edgar Wright. The plot  surrounds Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), an introverted 23 year old bass player who falls in love with Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winsted). In order to win her heart, Scott must defeat her seven evil exes. Edgar Wright made sure […]

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Color Palettes of my Favorite Films (Part VI)

Below are ten more palettes of some of my favorite movies! Enjoy! Part VII coming soon! Please let me know if you want me to make any such color palettes for movies YOU like. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/image-downloader/cnpniohnfphhjihaiiggeabnkjhpaldj google chrome extension that quickly downloads selected images from a web-page https://www.photovisi.com/photovisi/a-big-big-grid generates a tightly packed collage of ~200 images […]

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xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, directed by DJ Caruso, is the follow-up to xXx: State of the Union. In this installment, Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) is resummoned to the xXx program in order to stop a rogue xXx team from possessing and utilizing an encryption device capable of hacking into satellites and military software programs. This movie […]

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Designated Survivor (Season 1)

So I thought I’d make a post about this Netflix series, since I’ve been binging it from time to time over the past 2 weeks. Designated Survivor is a three season (or 53 episodes) long TV series created by David Guggenheim. The show follows Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland), a former academic who is the secretary for housing […]

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Paddington

Paddington, directed by the great and powerful Paul King, is the story of a young Peruvian bear named Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw) and his journey to London in the search for a home. The bear stumbles upon the kind Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven. What follows is a series of mishaps, […]

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Color Palettes of my Favorite Films (Part V)

Below are ten more palettes of some of my favorite movies! Enjoy! Part VI coming soon! https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/image-downloader/cnpniohnfphhjihaiiggeabnkjhpaldj google chrome extension that quickly downloads selected images from a webpage https://www.photovisi.com/photovisi/a-big-big-grid generates a tightly packed collage of ~200 images https://palettegenerator.com/ creates a natural color palette from an image https://digitalsynopsis.com/design/cinema-palettes-famous-movie-colors/ a brilliant example from the web showing similiar […]

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Aliens

“Get away from her you bitch”  Aliens, directed by the great and powerful James Cameron, is the sequel to the highly acclaimed science fiction film Alien, released in 1979. The story of Aliens picks up 57 years after the first film. Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is awoken from her hyper-sleep after being rescued by a deep space salvage team. She […]

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Contact

Contact, directed by the great and powerful Robert Zemeckis, is the 1997 film adaptation of the novel Contact, written by Carl Sagan. Jodie Foster (Dr. Eleanor Ann Arroway) plays a radio astronomer, who has spent much of her life scouring the universe for signs of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. Her efforts seem to pay off one day, when she […]

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Bad Education

Bad Education, directed by Cory Finley, is all about the perception of perfection. The film is based on a true story surrounding the administrative staff of Roslyn High School. Superintendent Frank Tassone (Hugh Jackman) and his assistant Pam Gluckin (Allison Janey) are credited with bringing the school district unprecedented prestige through their positive messaging and community […]

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Snatch

Snatch, directed by the great and powerful Guy Ritchie, was a British gangster film released over 20 years ago (can you believe its been that long?!). The movie features a star studded cast with the lights of Brad Pitt, Jason Statham, Benicio Del Toro, and Dennis Farina, among many other recognizable actors. The story is about […]

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Rampage

Rampage, directed by the great and powerful Brad Peyton, was an action-flick released in the summer of 2018 starring Dwayne Johnson. He plays a primatologist (Davis Okoye), who observes his albino gorilla (George) undergo unusual changes in his physique as a result of exposure to a synthesized gas. Alongside George, two other creatures in the animal […]

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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, directed by the great and powerful Eric Radomski and Bruce Timm, is an iconic animated comic book film released in 1993. Kevin Conroy takes the helm of Batman, with support from Mark Hamill as the Joker and Efrem Zimbalist Jr. playing Bruce Wayne’s personal butler, Alfred. In this installment, Batman is squared up against a mysterious vigilante, […]

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Knowing

Knowing, directed by Alex Proyas, is yet another disaster/end-of-the-world movie starring Nicolas Cage who plays an MIT professor by the name of John Koestler. After his son receives a mysterious encoded letter that precisely maps out every past and forthcoming natural & artificial disaster, John Koestler goes on a journey to determine its origin and contemplate […]

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Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station, directed by the great and powerful Ryan Coogler, is the tragic real life story of the final living day of the late Oscar Grant (Michael B Jordan), a 22 year old black man from Oakland who is trying hard to live a clean life and support his girlfriend (Melonie Diaz), and his young daughter. […]

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Drive

Drive, directed by the great and powerful Nicolas Winding Refn, was released in 2011. The story surrounds a stunt driver (Ryan Gosling), who doubles as a getaway driver and one day finds himself in a pickle to rescue his neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan) and her child from a group of gangsters in Los Angeles. It is […]

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The Shape of Water

Today we are going to be discussing the best picture winner of 2018. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water surrounds the story of Elisa (Sally Hawkins), a lonely janitor whose life gets flipped around through their encounters with a mysterious amphibious creature (played by Toby Jones). The film is shot predominantly in a […]

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Outbreak

Outbreak, directed by the great and powerful Wolfgang Petersen, is 25 year old film more relevant today than ever before. The movie predominantly is set in the quaint rural town of Cedar Creek, California where army doctors Col Sam Daniels (Dustin Hoffman), Major Casey Schuler (Kevin Spacey) as well as CDC medical expert Robby Keough (Rene […]

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Ford v Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari (directed by James Mangold) is the encaptivating tale of the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1966. American car designer Caroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and his creative team of engineers, mechanics, and drivers, one of which included Ken Miles (Christian Bale), faced off against the reigning champions Ferrari to develop a revolutionary […]

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Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde is directed by David Leitch and is set during the final days of the cold war in Berlin, where the wall is about to fall. Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron), an elite spy from MI6, has been sent to Berlin to recover a priceless dossier and eliminate a deadly Russian mafia gang who currently possess. […]

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Gifted

Gifted is directed by Marc Webb and is about Frank Adler (Chris Evans) raising a child prodigy (McKenna Grace). Mary has mathematical abilities well beyond her age, which quickly come to the attention of those around here. However Frank wishes to raise Mary in an ordinary social environment so that she can experience the life of […]

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Detroit

Detroit is directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starrs a predominantly African American cast with the lights of John Boyega, Anthony Mackie and Jason Mitchell. This is fitting because this film recounts the 1967 Detroit riots, specifically the tragic events that unfolded in the Algiers Hotel. It is safe to say that this was not an easy […]

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Baby Driver

Hello folks! Its been a while but I’m back to review some more movies over this christmas holiday. What better way to start than to review one of the most critically acclaimed films of this year; Baby Driver. This movie marks the triumphant return of Edgar Wright and features Ansel Elgort as Baby, a talented […]

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Moneyball

Moneyball is the true story about Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), the general manager of the Oakland Athletics during the 2001-2002 season of the MLB. Faced with a tight budget, Billy Beane must reinvent his team by disregarding conventional baseball wisdom. He teams up with Ivy League graduate Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) and uses modern day analytics […]

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The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October is a 1990 espionage thriller directed by John McTiernan. Based on the popular Tom Clancy novel, the film tracks Soviet submarine captain Marko Ramius (Sean Connery) and his crew in the brand new, state of the art submarine called the Red October. The Red October is equipped with innovative stealth technology, […]

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The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland is the on screen adaptation of the Giles Foden’s novel of the same name. Set in 1970’s Uganda, military general Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker) has risen to power as the country’s president. During the same time, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) is on a humanitarian medical mission to Uganda. An […]

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Shattered Glass

Shattered Glass is based on the real life drama and controversy surrounding Stephen Glass (Hayden Christensen), a young and prominent writer for the The New Republic. The film recounts the downfall of Stephen Glass, as he was responsible for turning in dozens of phony, false and outrageous stories for his company in the hopes of furthering his career. […]

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The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Batman Movie is directed by Chris McKay and is the second for what I assume to be many more movies to spawn out of this new ‘Lego-verse’. Starring Will Arnett as Batman, The Lego Batman Movie is about Batman’s relationship with his sidekick Robin (Michael Cera), butler/long time carer Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) and his arch nemesis […]

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