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Good Mourning - Colson Baker & Mod Sun Cover Art

Good Mourning

Good Mourning

When movie star London Clash (Colson Baker) wakes up to an implied break up text from the love of his life, his world is turned upside down. And the timing couldn't be worse because the most important meeting of his career is scheduled for later that same day. Compounded by chaotic roommates, and wildly unpredictable twists and turns, London's day keeps going downhill until ultimately, he is forced to choose between pursuing his one true love and landing a life-changing, starring role in a major motion picture.

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Blacklight - Mark Williams Cover Art

Blacklight

Blacklight

Trust, identity, and the danger of unchecked power push a covert operative to the edge in director Mark Williams' intense action thriller Blacklight. Travis Block (Neeson) lives and fights in the shadows. A freelance government "fixer," Block is a dangerous man whose assignments have included extracting agents out of deep-cover situations. When Block discovers a shadowy program called Operation Unity is striking down ordinary citizens for reasons known only to Block's boss, FBI chief Robinson (Quinn), he enlists the help of a journalist (Raver-Lampman), but his past and present collide when his daughter and granddaughter are threatened. Now Block needs to rescue the people he loves and expose the truth for a shot at redemption. Nothing and no one is safe when secrets are hidden in Blacklight.

© 2021 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Hatching - Hanna Bergholm Cover Art

Hatching

Hatching

12-year-old Tinja is desperate to please her mother, a woman obsessed with presenting the image of a perfect family. One night, Tinja finds a strange egg. She hides it, keeps it warm. When it hatches, what emerges is beyond belief.

© 2021 Silva Mysterium - HOBAB - Film I Väst

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The Innocents - Eskil Vogt Cover Art

The Innocents

The Innocents

During the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal mysterious powers when the adults aren't looking. But what starts out innocent soon takes a dark and violent turn in this gripping supernatural thriller.

© 2021 MER FILM AS, ZENTROPA SWEDEN, SNOWGLOBE, BUFO, LOGICAL PICTURES

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Parallel Mothers - Pedro Almodóvar Cover Art

Parallel Mothers

Parallel Mothers

Two women, Janis (Penélope Cruz) and Ana (Milena Smit), coincide in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn't regret it and she is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatized. Janis tries to encourage her while they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors. The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between the two, which by chance develops and complicates, and changes their lives in a decisive way.

© 2021 El Deseo

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Belfast - Kenneth Branagh Cover Art

Belfast

Belfast

Critics and audiences agree Belfast is the "best picture of the year, no doubt" (Pete Hammond, Deadline). Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh, Belfast is a poignant story of love, laughter and loss in one boy's childhood amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s. Through it all, his passionate parents (Caitríona Balfe and Jamie Dornan) and quick-witted grandparents (Academy Award® winner Judy Dench and Ciarán Hinds) keep the joy alive in this feel-good story that reminds us that no matter how far you go, you never forget where you came from.

© 2021 Focus Features LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Garth Jennings Cover Art

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Mere seconds before the earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

© Touchstone Pictures. All Rights Reserved

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The King's Daughter - Sean McNamara Cover Art

The King's Daughter

The King's Daughter

Known as The Sun King, Louis XIV (Pierce Brosnan) is the most powerful and influential monarch on the planet. Obsessed with his own mortality and the future of France, Louis turns to his spiritual advisor, Père La Chaise (William Hurt), and the royal physician to help him obtain the key to immortality. Believing a mermaid (Fan Bingbing) contains a force that grants everlasting life, Louis commissions a young sea captain to search the seas and capture the mystical creature. Further complicating his plans is his orphaned daughter, Marie-Josèphe (Kaya Scodelario), who returns to court with an abundance of elegance and an inherent defiance of authority. With a rare solar eclipse approaching, Louis will discover where his daughter’s true loyalties lie as he races against time to extract the mermaid's life-giving force.

© 2021 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Studio 666 - BJ McDonnell Cover Art

Studio 666

Studio 666

In Studio 666, the legendary rock band Foo Fighters move into an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock and roll history to record their much anticipated 10th album. Once in the house, Dave Grohl finds himself grappling with supernatural forces that threaten both the completion of the album and the lives of the band.

© 2022 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Napoleon Dynamite - Jared Hess Cover Art

Napoleon Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite

From the rural town of Preston, Idaho, comes Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder). With a red 'fro, his moon boots, and illegal government ninja moves, he is a new kind of hero. His family consists of fragile brother Kip (Aaron Ruell), who's seeking his soulmate in online chat rooms; Uncle Rico (Jon Gries), who is stuck in his "glory" days of high school football; and Grandma (Sandy Martin), who enjoys going out to the dunes on her quad-runner. Napoleon spends his days drawing magical beasts, working on his computer hacking skills to impress the chicks, and begrudgingly feeding his Grandma's pet llama. When his friend Pedro (Efren Ramirez) decides to run for class president, it is Napoleon to the rescue to help him triumph over adversity.

© 2004 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Paramount Pictures Corporation.

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Monstrous - Chris Sivertson Cover Art

Monstrous

Monstrous

A terrifying new horror awaits Laura (Christina Ricci) and her seven-year-old son Cody when they flee her abusive ex-husband and try to settle into a new life in an idyllic and remote lakeside farmhouse. Still traumatized, their physical and mental well-being are pushed to the limit as their fragile existence is threatened.

© 2022 Monstrous Film Productions LLC

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A Tear In the Sky - Caroline Cory Cover Art

A Tear In the Sky

A Tear In the Sky

Award-winning documentary A Tear in the Sky takes you on an unprecedented journey into the UFO / UAP phenomenon. A team of military personnel, scientists and special guest William Shatner will attempt to re-capture, in real time, the US Navy “TicTac” UFOs, using state-of-the-art, military-grade equipment and technology. What they find instead are thought-provoking clues into the true nature of the UFO phenomenon and the very fabric of our spacetime reality.

© 2022 Omnium Media

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Darkest Hour - Joe Wright Cover Art

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

Academy Award® winner Gary Oldman gives a “towering performance” (Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair) in acclaimed director Joe Wright’s soaring drama DARKEST HOUR. As Hitler’s forces storm across the European landscape and close in on the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill (Oldman) is elected the new Prime Minister. With his party questioning his every move, and King George VI (Ben Mendelsohn) skeptical of his new political leader, it is up to Churchill to lead his nation and protect them from the most dangerous threat ever seen. Also starring Academy Award® nominee Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James, DARKEST HOUR is a powerful, inspirational drama.

© 2017 Focus Features LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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On the Basis of Sex - Mimi Leder Cover Art

On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex

Inspired by the powerful true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Academy Award® nominee Felicity Jones), On the Basis of Sex depicts a then-struggling attorney and new mother facing adversity in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a ground-breaking case, she knows the outcome could alter the courts' view of gender discrimination. Stronger together, Ruth teams up with her husband, Martin Ginsburg (Armie Hammer), to fight the case that catapults her into one of the most important public figures of our time.

© 2018 Focus Features. All Rights Reserved.

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The Passion of the Christ - Mel Gibson Cover Art

The Passion of the Christ

The Passion of the Christ

In this version of Christ's crucifixion, based on the New Testament, Judas expedites the downfall of Jesus (Jim Caviezel) by handing him over to the Roman Empire's handpicked officials. To the horror of his mother, Mary (Maia Morgenstern), Magdalen (Monica Bellucci), whom he saved from damnation, and his disciples, Jesus is condemned to death. He is tortured as he drags a crucifix to nearby Calvary, where he is nailed to the cross. He dies, but not before a last act of grace.

© 2004 Icon Distribution Inc

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Once - John Carney Cover Art

Once

Once

Once is the inspirational tale of two kindred spirits who find each other on the bustling streets of Dublin. One is a street musician who lacks the confidence to perform his own songs. The other is a young mother trying to find her way in a strange new town. As their lives intertwine, they discover each other's talents and push one another to realize what each had only dreamt about before. Once is their inspiring story.

© Copyright 2007 Twentieth Century Fox

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The 355 - Simon Kinberg Cover Art

The 355

The 355

When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wild-card CIA agent Mason "Mace" Brown (Jessica Chastain) joins forces with rival German agent Marie (Diane Kruger), former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah (Lupita Nyong'o), and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela (Penélope Cruz) on a lethal mission to retrieve it. The unlikely team must also stay one step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng (Bingbing Fan), who is tracking their every move as the action rockets across the globe.

© 2020 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Midsommar - Ari Aster Cover Art

Midsommar

Midsommar

Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight.

© 2019 A24 Films, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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The Tax Collector - David Ayer Cover Art

The Tax Collector

The Tax Collector

David (Bobby Soto) and Creeper (Shia LaBeouf), are ‘tax collectors’ for the crime lord Wizard, collecting his cut from the profits of local gangs’ illicit dealings. But when Wizard’s old rival returns to Los Angeles from Mexico, the business is upended, and David finds himself desperate to protect what matters more to him than anything else: his family.

© 2020 Tax Collector Production LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Hereditary - Ari Aster Cover Art

Hereditary

Hereditary

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

© 2018 Hereditary Film Productions, LLC and A24 Distribution, LLC

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Hello, My Name Is Doris - Michael Showalter Cover Art

Hello, My Name Is Doris

Hello, My Name Is Doris

After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, a woman of a certain age finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new co-worker and a self-help seminar that inspires her to take a chance on love in Hello, My Name is Doris, a witty and compassionate late-life coming-of-age-story.

© 2015 Retro Jumpsuit , LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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CS Lewis: The Most Reluctant Convert - Norman Stone Cover Art

CS Lewis: The Most Reluctant Convert

CS Lewis: The Most Reluctant Convert

Experience C.S. Lewis’ profound journey from vigorous debunker of Christianity to become, as he said, “the most reluctant convert in all England.” Through Max McLean’s detailed and masterful performance, Lewis' story of grief, loss and redemption comes to life on screen in his own magnificent words. Filmed in and around Oxford, England, featuring Nicholas Ralph (All Creatures Great and Small) and directed by double BAFTA winner Norman Stone (BBC's Shadowlands). An international hit film!

© FPA and 1A Productions 2021

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American Psycho (Uncut Version) - Mary Harron Cover Art

American Psycho (Uncut Version)

American Psycho (Uncut Version)

Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) is a Wall Street yuppie, obsessed with success, status and style, with a stunning fiancée (Reese Witherspoon). He is also a psychotic killer who rapes, murders and dismembers both strangers and acquaintances without provocation or purpose. Based on the controversial novel, the film offers a sharp satire of the dark side of yuppie culture in the '80s, while setting forth a vision that is both terrifying and chilling.

© MM Lions Gate Films, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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The Desperate Hour

The Desperate Hour

Unfolding in real time, THE DESPERATE HOUR is a “riveting and pulse pounding” thriller from award-winning director Phillip Noyce. Recently widowed mother Amy Carr (Academy Award®-nominee Naomi Watts) is doing her best to restore normalcy to the lives of her young daughter and teenage son in their small town. As she's on a jog in the woods, she finds her town thrown into chaos as a shooting takes place at her son's school. Miles away, on foot in the dense forest, Amy desperately races against time to save her son.

© 2021 Lakewood Film LLC

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Cordelia - Adrian Shergold Cover Art

Cordelia

Cordelia

Cordelia (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), a young woman living in London, meets her mysterious and alluring neighbor Frank (Johnny Flynn) for the first time but quickly becomes suspicious of his motives. With her twin sister away for the weekend, Cordelia is left alone and overcome with paranoia. She begins to unravel and sink back into past traumas the more that Frank tries to charm his way into her life, becoming a danger to herself and others.

© 2020 StudioPOW (Cordelia Ltd.)

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Ex Machina - Alex Garland Cover Art

Ex Machina

Ex Machina

Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test—charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated––and more deceptive––than the two men could have imagined.

© 2014 UNIVERSAL CITY STUDIOS PRODUCTIONS LLLP

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The Outfit (2022) - Graham Moore Cover Art

The Outfit (2022)

The Outfit (2022)

The Outfit is a gripping and masterful thriller starring Academy Award® winner Mark Rylance as Leonard, an English tailor who used to craft suits on London's world-famous Savile Row. After a personal tragedy, he finds himself in Chicago, operating a small tailor shop where he makes beautiful clothes for the only people around who can afford them: a mobster family with a vicious reputation. Their demands have Leonard stitching up more than just their wardrobes.

© 2021 Focus Features LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Red Rocket - Sean Baker Cover Art

Red Rocket

Red Rocket

Mikey Saber (a magnetic, live-wire Simon Rex) is forced to return to his small-town Texas roots after flaming out and burning bridges all throughout LA. A washed up porn star and charismatic con man, Mikey quickly begins plotting his path back to the big time causing destruction every step of the way. A wild, fiercely funny film from writer-director Sean Baker, Red Rocket is an indelible portrait of an all-American hustler and a hometown that barely tolerates him.

© 2021 RED ROCKET PRODUCTIONS, LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Hold Your Fire - Stefan Forbes Cover Art

Hold Your Fire

Hold Your Fire

When Shu'aib Raheem tried to steal guns for self-defense, it sparked the longest hostage siege in NYPD history. NYPD psychologist Harvey Schlossberg fought to reform police policy to save lives by using words, not guns.

© 2022 InterPositive Media, LLC

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The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel - Joel Bakan & Jennifer Abbott Cover Art

The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel

The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel

The New Corporation reveals how the corporate takeover of society is being justified by the sly rebranding of corporations as socially conscious entities. From gatherings of corporate elites in Davos, to climate change and spiralling inequality; the rise of ultra-right leaders to Covid-19 and racial injustice, the film looks at corporations' devastating power. Countering this is a groundswell of resistance worldwide as people take to the streets in pursuit of justice and the planet's future. In the face of increasing wealth disparity, climate change, and the hollowing-out of democracy The New Corporation is a cry for social justice, deeper democracy, and transformative solutions.

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Senna - Asif Kapadia Cover Art

Senna

Senna

The story of the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor-racing Champion, Ayrton Senna. Spanning the decade from his arrival in Formula One in the mid 80's, the film follows Senna's struggles both on track against his nemesis, French World Champion Alain Prost, and off it, against the politics which infest the sport. Sublime, spiritual yet, on occasion, ruthless - Senna conquers and transcends Formula One to become a global superstar. Privately, he is humble, almost shy, and fiercely patriotic, donating millions to his native Brasil and contemplating a life beyond motor-racing. Yet he is struck down in his prime on the blackest weekend in the history of the sport, watched live on television by 300 million people. Years on he is revered in Formula One as the greatest motor racing driver of all time - and in Brazil as a Saint.

© Producers Distribution Agency

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Super Troopers - Jay Chandrasekhar Cover Art

Super Troopers

Super Troopers

Committed to pranks and a love of syrup, the Super Troopers have turned arrest into an art form and become specialists at screwing with motorist's minds while screwing up on the job. For these highway patrolmen, the only thing better than a good prank is one-upping arch rivals - the Spurbury Local Police. But the town isn't big enough for both police forces. Budget cuts mean one force will have to go, and odds are that means the highway "super" troopers will be the first to go. Aware of the fact that their heads are on the chopping block, the super troopers try to play by the rules until a dead body, a stash of pot and an obscene little monkey enter the scene. They immediately spring into action, but, the local police are also quickly on the case. A race to catch the bad guys ensues as both forces hysterically try to become the local heroes.

© 2002 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

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The Spine of Night - Philip Gelatt & Morgan Galen King Cover Art

The Spine of Night

The Spine of Night

This epic fantasy tale, about the history of a land that never was, begins when an ambitious young man steals forbidden knowledge from a sacred plant. He falls to its darker temptations and in so doing, unleashes ages of suffering onto mankind. As his power grows over the years, it falls to people of different ilk and culture to attempt to stop him. Among those who stand against him are a daring tomb-robber, star-crossed lovers, a maniacal necromancer, winged assassins, and an undying guardian.

© 2020 A Thousand Suns, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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After Class - Daniel Schechter Cover Art

After Class

After Class

An NYC Professor (Justin Long) spends the week reconnecting with his family while defending his reputation over controversial behavior at his college. Meanwhile, his family is determined to make an around-the-clock effort to support their matriarch, Agatha (Lynn Cohen), when she's admitted to New York's Presbyterian Hospital and is expected to die within a few days. No one's handling this particularly well and, to make matters worse, each family member is struggling with other problems of their own. Agatha's daughter, Diane (Fran Drescher) is fully unprepared for a life without her mother, and oddly enough, she ends up finding comfort in an unexpected place... her ex-husband. This laugh-out-loud comedy is about how sometimes your crazy family can really come through, just when you need them the most.

© 2018 Safe Spaces Film LLC

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Above Top Secret: The Technology Behind Disclosure

Above Top Secret: The Technology Behind Disclosure

We're at a tipping point in history, the hidden technology that could change everything has been suppressed for decades. Dr. Steven Greer presents mind-blowing information along with never before seen access into the crusade behind disclosure. Retired FBI special agent John Desouza, Aerospace Historians James C, Goodall along with Michael Schratt breakdown the implications of the cover-up, and the false UFO narrative created by the major media. How much does the President of the United States really know about the UFO phenomenon, and the Above Top Secret projects involved with exotic technology? Billy Carson presents the real motivation behind the major media, and the U.S. Military role out of the UAP phenomenon. Multi award filmmakers Blake and Brent Cousins travel across the country to find the real answers to everyone's questions whether we are alone in the universe, and expose the above top secret projects involved with ET recovered craft not of this world. Is they're an Alien threat among us, or is the real threat human in nature? Above Top Secret the technology behind disclosure will change the way you think about UFOs, and the world of suppressed technology.

© 2021 Cousins Brothers Productions

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The Wolf and the Lion - Gilles De Maistre Cover Art

The Wolf and the Lion

The Wolf and the Lion

After the death of her grandfather, Alma decides to go back to her childhood home - a little island in the heart of a majestic mountain range. There, she rescues two cubs- a wolf and a lion. An inseparable bond is formed, but their world is flipped once a forest ranger discovers them and takes the animals away. Now, the cubs must journey across the wilderness to be reunited once more.

© 2021 Mai Juin Productions - Galatée Films - Wematin Productions - Studiocanal - M6 Films

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What We Do In the Shadows - Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi Cover Art

What We Do In the Shadows

What We Do In the Shadows

Housemates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires who are trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and doing housework to trying to get invited into nightclubs, they’re just like anyone else - except they’re immortal and must feast on human blood. When their 8000 year-old roommate Petyr, turns 20-something human hipster Nick, into a vampire, the guys must guide him through his newfound eternal life. In return, they are forced to learn a thing or two about modern society, fashion, technology, and the internet. But it’s the introduction of Nick’s human friend, Stu, that really changes the vampires’ lives and attitudes towards the world around them. When Stu’s life is threatened, the vampires discover that humans are worth fighting for, and that even though a heart may be cold and dead, it can still have feelings.

© 2014 Shadow Pictures Ltd

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The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson Cover Art

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of legendary concierge Gustave H. and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft of a priceless painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; and a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds, and skis - all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

© 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Old Henry

Old Henry

A widowed farmer (Tim Blake Nelson) and his son take in a mysterious, injured man with a satchel of cash. When a posse of men claiming to be the law come for the money, the farmer must decide who to trust. Defending a siege of his homestead, the farmer reveals a talent for gunslinging that surprises everyone calling his true identity into question. “Old Henry is the best revisionist Western since Unforgiven.” (Kaveh Jalinous, Under The Radar)

© 2021 Hideout Fund 1, LLC under exclusive license to Shout! Factory LLC

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Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) - Patricia Riggen Cover Art

Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)

Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)

Even across thousands of miles, the special bond between a mother and son can never be broken. It gives hope to Carlitos, a scrappy nine-year-old boy whose mother, Rosario, has gone to America to build a better life for both of them. While Rosario struggles for a brighter future, fate forces Carlitos' hand and he embarks on an extraordinary journey to find her. Critics and audiences alike have praised this inspirational and heartwarming tale of a mother's devotion, a son's courage and a love that knows no borders.

© 2008 Twentieth Century Fox. All rights reserved.

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A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair is the true story of an ordinary man who wins the queen’s heart and starts a revolution. Centering on the intriguing love triangle between the ever more insane Danish King Christian VII (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard), the royal physician who is a man of enlightenment and idealism Johann Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen) and the young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilde (Alicia Vikander), A Royal Affair is the gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in the pursuit of freedom for their people, and of the passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation.

© 2012 Zentropa Entertainments28 ApS, Zentropa International Sweden and Sirena Film Prague.

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Banksy Most Wanted - Aurélia Rouvier & Seamus Haley Cover Art

Banksy Most Wanted

Banksy Most Wanted

Banksy Most Wanted draws an in-depth portrait of the masked Robin Hood of the art world. Each investigation reveals a facet of the artist: his political views; commitment to environmental causes and political refugees; his links with the music scene and his entrepreneurial side. All in search of an answer to the question: do we need to know the artist behind the name to appreciate the artwork?

© 2020 CANAL + / CROSS BORDERS FILMS / SCARLETT PRODUCTION

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Dakota - Kirk Harris Cover Art

Dakota

Dakota

Single mom and recently widowed Kate Sanders (Abbie Cornish) lives on her family’s farm in Georgia with her daughter Alex (Lola Sultan). Life on the farm is a challenge and things have only gotten more complicated when combat dog Dakota arrives on their doorstep delivered by Sergeant CJ Malcolm (Tim Rozon). CJ is filling a promise made to his friend and fellow Afghanistan veteran Marine Clay Sanders (Kate’s late husband and Alex’s father) to bring Dakota home to them if he died. Kate spends her time between the farm and running the volunteer fire department. Dakota watches over the family and becomes a local hero helping out around town. Meanwhile, the local Sheriff (Patrick Muldoon) knows an old long since buried secret, that the Sander’s Farm is valuable and has been leaning on Kate to sell. The Sheriff will stop at nothing to get his hands on their land. With the help of daughter Alex and Alex’s new best friend, Dakota, Kate realizes the true value of the farm. Dakota teaches Alex there is nothing better than a dog as a best friend.

© 2022 Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment S.p.A. All Rights Reserved.

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The Art of Self-Defense - Riley Stearns Cover Art

The Art of Self-Defense

The Art of Self-Defense

Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) just can't seem to win. Attacked on the street, humiliated at his job and even emasculated by his dog, he joins a local karate dojo led by the enigmatic Sensei (Alessandro Nivola) to learn how to defend himself. In the midst of his training, Casey becomes friendly with a female instructor (Imogen Poots) and soon realizes he is caught in a bizarre world of outcasts, fraternal rituals and hilarious hyper-masculinity.

© 2018 Bleecker Street Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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C'mon C'mon - Mike Mills Cover Art

C'mon C'mon

C'mon C'mon

Johnny (Academy Award winner Joaquin Phoenix) and his young nephew (Woody Norman) forge a tenuous but transformational relationship when they are unexpectedly thrown together in this delicate and deeply moving story about the connections between adults and children, the past and the future, from writer-director Mike Mills.

© 2021 Be Funny When You Can LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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The Hating Game - Peter Hutchings Cover Art

The Hating Game

The Hating Game

Based on the best-selling book by Sally Thorne, THE HATING GAME tells the story of ambitious good girl Lucy Hutton (Lucy Hale) pitted against her cold, efficient work nemesis, Joshua Templeman (Austin Stowell), for a huge promotion at publishing company Bexley & Gamin. Trapped in a shared office, Lucy embarks on a ruthless game of one-upmanship against Josh, a rivalry that turns increasingly complicated by her mounting attraction to him after an innocent elevator ride turns NSFW. Is it love or just another game in their never-ending pursuit for the top job? Directed by Peter Hutchings, the film co-stars Samon Daunno, Yasha Jackson, Sean Cullen with Sakina Jaffrey and Corbin Bernsen.

© 2021 THG Entertainment, INC

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Apocalypto - Mel Gibson Cover Art

Apocalypto

Apocalypto

From Academy Award winning filmmaker Mel Gibson, comes Apocalypto: a heart stopping mythic action-adventure set against the turbulent end times of the once great Mayan civilization. When his idyllic existence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, a man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.

© 2006 Icon Distribution. Inc

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Soros - Jesse Dylan Cover Art

Soros

Soros

Billionaire activist George Soros is one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time. He is maligned by ideologues on both the left and the right for daring to tackle the world’s problems. With unprecedented access to the man and his inner circle, director Jesse Dylan follows Soros and pulls back the curtain on his personal history, private wealth, and public activism.

© 2020 Vital Pictures

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Below Her Mouth - April Mullen Cover Art

Below Her Mouth

Below Her Mouth

Jasmine (Natalie Krill) is a successful fashion editor living with her fiancé, Rile. On a night out in the city with her best friend, she meets Dallas (Erika Linder), a roofer recently out of a relationship. Surprised by the confidence with which Dallas pursues her, Jasmine turns Dallas down – but can’t get her out of her head. When Jasmine finally succumbs to Dallas's advances, the two women embark on a steamy affair that forces her to reevaluate her life.

© 2017 Serendipity Point Films

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Swing Away - Michael Achilles Nickles Cover Art

Swing Away

Swing Away

Following a meltdown that leads to a suspension, professional golfer Zoe Papadopoulos travels to her grandparents' village in Greece to escape the harsh spotlight of the international sports world. Between baking bread and eating baklava, she meets and mentors a ten-year-old girl who is determined - against all odds - to become the next golf sensation. Along the way, Zoe rediscovers her Greek heritage, her love of the game, and the hidden strength within herself as she inspires the townspeople in an epic showdown against a greedy American developer who has designs not only on the local course but the village as well.

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