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2007 ‧ Science fiction film/Thriller ‧ 1h 47m

7.3/10 IMDb

76% Rotten Tomatoes

3/4 Roger Ebert

73% Google users liked this film


In the not-too-distant future, Earth's dying sun spells the end for humanity.

In a last-ditch effort to save the planet, a crew of eight men and women ventures into space with a device that could revive the star.

However, an accident, a grave mistake and a distress beacon from a long-lost spaceship throw the crew and its desperate mission into a tailspin.





 
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2009 ‧ Fantasy/Action ‧ 1h 44m

6.1/10 IMDb

66% Rotten Tomatoes

3/5 Empire

86% Google users liked this film



A man (James Purefoy) must renounce his newly taken vows of peace to rescue a young woman (Rachel Hurd-Wood) from an evil sorcerer (Jason Flemyng).



Initial release: December 23, 2009 (France)
Director: Michael J. Bassett
Box office: $19.6 million.
Story by: Robert E. Howard
Budget: 40 million USD



Cast
(in credits order)

James Purefoy ...
Solomon Kane


Mark O'Neal ...
Kane's Soldier #1


Robert Orr ...
Kane's Soldier #2


Richard Ryan ...
Kane's Soldier #3


Frantisek Deak ...
Cowering Guard


Christian Dunckley Clark ...
Lieutenant Malthus (as Christian Michael Dunkley Clark)


Ian Whyte ...
Devil's Reaper


Thomas McEnchroe ...
Young Monk


Andrew Whitlaw ...
Older Monk


Robert Russell ...
Abbott


James Babson ...
Skinhead


Marek Vasut ...
Tattoo


Geoff Bell ...
Beard


Max von Sydow ...
Josiah Kane


Lucas Stone ...
Young Solomon


Samuel Roukin ...
Marcus Kane / Overlord (as Sam Roukin)


Rachel Hurd-Wood ...
Meredith Crowthorn


Patrick Hurd-Wood ...
Samuel Crowthorn





 
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2004 ‧ Thriller/Action ‧ 1h 55m

5.6/10 IMDb

20% Rotten Tomatoes

2/5 Empire

86% Google users liked this film



When the wealthy and ambitious Charles Bishop Weyland (Lance Henriksen) funds an expedition to Antarctica, he hopes to find a mysterious source of heat that has been detected.

Led by a tough guide, Alexa Woods (Sanaa Lathan), Weyland and his team uncover a pyramid, but they also find malevolent parasitic aliens.

Making matters worse, another extraterrestrial species, known as Predators, arrive to hunt the other aliens, with the humans caught in the middle of the conflict.



Initial release: August 13, 2004 (USA)
Director: Paul W. S. Anderson
Featured song: Alien vs. Predator Main Theme
Languages: English, French, Italian
Screenplay: Paul W. S. Anderson, Shane Salerno



Cast
(in credits order)

Sanaa Lathan ...
Alexa Woods


Raoul Bova ...
Sebastian de Rosa


Lance Henriksen ...
Charles Bishop Weyland


Ewen Bremner ...
Graeme Miller


Colin Salmon ...
Maxwell Stafford


Tommy Flanagan ...
Mark Verheiden


Joseph Rye ...
Joe Connors


Agathe de La Boulaye ...
Adele Rousseau


Carsten Norgaard ...
Rusten Quinn


Sam Troughton ...
Thomas Parks


Petr Jákl ...
Stone


Pavel Bezdek ...
Bass


Kieran Bew ...
Klaus


Carsten Voigt ...
Mikkel


Jan Filipenský ...
Boris (as Jan Filipensky)


Adrian Bouchet ...
Sven


Andy Lucas ...
Juan Ramirez


Liz May Brice ...
Supervisor


Glenn Conroy ...
Technician


Eoin McCarthy ...
Karl


Karima McAdams ...
Sacrificial Maiden (as Karima Adebibe)


Tom Woodruff Jr. ...
Grid


Ian Whyte ...
Scar




 
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2013 ‧ Mystery/Romance ‧ 1h 29m

5.2/10 IMDb

38% Rotten Tomatoes

73% Google users liked this film




A teen (Harrison Gilbertson) discovers an alternate dimension when his family moves into a haunted house.



Initial release: November 6, 2013 (New York City)
Director: Mac Carter
Initial DVD release: June 10, 2014 (USA)
Executive producers: Nick Phillips, Will Rowbotham, Kelly Wagner, Gabriel Ferrari, Elliot Ferwerda, Alex Yazlovsky
Editors: Tom Elkins, Ruben Sebban


Cast

(in credits order)

Harrison Gilbertson ...
Evan Asher


Liana Liberato ...
Sam


Jacki Weaver ...
Janet Morello


Ione Skye ...
Emily Asher


Brian Wimmer ...
Alan Asher


Danielle C. Ryan ...
Sara Asher (as Danielle Chuchran)


Ella Harris ...
Anita Asher


Carl Hadra ...
Franklin Morello


Sebastian Michael Barr ...
Matthew Morello (as Sebastian Barr)


Brooke Kelly ...
Oldest Morello Daughter


Maggie Scott ...
Youngest Morello Daughter


Jan Broberg ...
Meredith Tanner


Aline Andrade ...
Young Woman


Jarrod Phillips ...
Man


Kasia Kowalczyk ...
Demon Creature


Kelly Noonan ...
Real Estate Agent




 
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2011 ‧ Drama/Mystery ‧ 1h 31m

5.3/10 IMDb

37% Rotten Tomatoes

5.6/10Filmweb

70% Google users liked this film



Drama · When a young doctor (Hilary Swank) suspects she may not be alone in her new Brooklyn loft, she learns that her landlord has moved into the building & has formed a frightening obsession with her.



Initial release: February 10, 2011
Director: Antti Jokinen
Initial DVD release: February 10, 2011 (Germany)
Music composed by: John Ottman
Screenplay: Antti Jokinen, Erin Cressida Wilson, Robert Orr



Cast
(in credits order)

Hilary Swank ...
Dr. Juliet Devereau


Jeffrey Dean Morgan ...
Max


Lee Pace ...
Jack


Christopher Lee ...
August


Aunjanue Ellis ...
Sydney


Sean Rosales ...
Carlos


Deborah Martinez ...
Mrs. Portes


Sheila Ivy Traister ...
ER Nurse (as Sheila Traister)


Michael Showers ...
August ER Doctor


Nana Visitor ...
Real Estate Agent


Arron Shiver ...
Architect


Michael Badalucco ...
Moving Man


Michael Massee ...
Security Tech


Penny Balfour ...
Drug Addict


Mark Morocco ...
ER Surgeon (as Mark Vincent Morocco)


Veronica Hool ...
Nurse Girl



 
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1996 ‧ Drama/Crime film ‧ 2h 27m

7.6/10 IMDb

74% Rotten Tomatoes

3/4 Roger Ebert


88% Google users liked this film



Four teenage friends from Hell's Kitchen end up being sent to reform school after almost killing a man.

There they are brutalized by the guards.

John (Ron Eldard) and Tommy (Billy Crudup) grow up to be hit men who recognize their abuser years later and kill him.

Their trial is prosecuted by another member of their gang, who is now the assistant DA.



Release date: January 3, 1997 (Republic of Ireland)
Director: Barry Levinson
Based on: Sleepers; by Lorenzo Carcaterra
Story by: Lorenzo Carcaterra
Screenplay: Barry Levinson


Cast
(in credits order)

Kevin Bacon ...
Nokes


Billy Crudup ...
Tommy


Robert De Niro ...
Father Bobby


Ron Eldard ...
John


Minnie Driver ...
Carol


Vittorio Gassman ...
King Benny


Dustin Hoffman ...
Danny Snyder


Terry Kinney ...
Ferguson


Bruno Kirby ...
Shakes' Father


Frank Medrano ...
Fat Mancho


Jason Patric ...
Shakes


Joe Perrino ...
Young Shakes


Brad Pitt ...
Michael


Brad Renfro ...
Young Michael


Geoffrey Wigdor ...
Young John


Jonathan Tucker ...
Young Tommy


Peter Appel ...
Boyfriend








 
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1992 ‧ Drama/Fantasy ‧ 2h 35m

7.5/10 IMDb

76% Rotten Tomatoes

3/4 Roger Ebert

87% Google users liked this film



Adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel.


Gary Oldman plays Dracula whose lonely soul is determined to reunite with his lost love, Mina (Winona Ryder).

In Britain, Dracula begins a reign of terror and seduction draining the life from her closest friend, Lucy (Sadie Frost).

Together they try and drive Dracula away.



Release date: January 29, 1993 (Republic of Ireland)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Adapted from: Dracula
Costume design: Eiko Ishioka
Awards: Academy Award for Best Costume Design, MORE



Cast
(in credits order)

Gary Oldman ...
Dracula


Winona Ryder ...
Mina Murray / Elisabeta


Anthony Hopkins ...
Professor Abraham Van Helsing


Keanu Reeves ...
Jonathan Harker


Richard E. Grant ...
Dr. Jack Seward


Cary Elwes ...
Lord Arthur Holmwood


Billy Campbell ...
Quincey P. Morris (as Bill Campbell)


Sadie Frost ...
Lucy Westenra


Tom Waits ...
R.M. Renfield


Monica Bellucci ...
Dracula's Bride



 
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2016 ‧ Mystery/Thriller ‧ 1h 30m

3.7/10 · IMDb


With the world on the brink of nuclear disaster, a scientist and his girlfriend retreat to a centuries-old building in the wilds of Dartmoor, England, to investigate ghostly activity.




Initial release: February 28, 2016 (Portugal)
Director: Eugene McGing
Initial DVD release: August 1, 2016 (United Kingdom)


Cast

Robert Daws ...
Professor Chessman


Nick Julian ...
Harvey Waller


Lisa Kerr ...
Rose Ellis


Kitty McGeever ...
Muriel Roy


Lachlan Nieboer ...
Tam Burke


Sam Swainsbury ...
Radio Expert 2 (voice)





 
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2001 ‧ Thriller/Drama ‧ 2h 4m

6.8/10 IMDb

73% Rotten Tomatoes

3.5/4 Roger Ebert

85% Google users liked this film



Career thief Nick Wells (Robert De Niro) is about to mastermind a nearly impossible theft that will require his joining forces with a clever young accomplice (Edward Norton).

The unlikely alliance, arranged by Nick's longtime friend and fence, Max (Marlon Brando), interrupts Nick's plan to retire from crime and settle down with his fiancée, Diane (Angela Bassett).

Worse, it requires that Nick violate his most important rule: Always work alone.




Initial release: July 9, 2001 (USA)
Director: Frank Oz
Music composed by: Howard Shore
Box office: 113 million USD
Screenplay: Kario Salem, Lem Dobbs, Scott Marshall Smith



Cast
(in credits order)


Robert De Niro ...
Nick Wells


Edward Norton ...
Jack Teller


Marlon Brando ...
Max


Angela Bassett ...
Diane


Gary Farmer ...
Burt


Paul Soles ...
Danny


Jamie Harrold ...
Steven


Serge Houde ...
Laurent


Jean-René Ouellet ...
André (as Jean Rene Ouellet)


Martin Drainville ...
Jean-Claude


Claude Despins ...
Albert


Richard Waugh ...
Sapperstein


Mark Camacho ...
Sapperstein's Cousin


Marie-Josée Colburn ...
Woman in Study (as Marie-Josee D'Amours)


Gavin Svensson ...
Man in Study


Thinh Truong Nguyen ...
Tuan


Carlo Essagian ...
Cop


Christian Tessier ...
Drunk






 
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1981 ‧ Fantasy/Science fiction film ‧ 1h 36m

7.6/10 IMDb

98% Rotten Tomatoes

5/5 Empire

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After avenging the death of his wife and young son at the hands of a vicious gang leader, Max (Mel Gibson) drives the post-apocalyptic highways of the Australian outback, fending off attacks from nomadic tribes that prey on outsiders.

Falling into an encampment led by the relatively peaceful Pappagallo (Mike Preston), Max at first schemes to steal their oil, but soon becomes the group's reluctant defender against the hulking Humungus (Kjell Nilsson) and his ruthless marauders.



Release date: April 30, 1982 (Republic of Ireland)
Director: George Miller
Film series: Mad Max
Box office: : A$10.8 million (Australia); US$23.7 million (Canada and United States);
Budget: 4 million AUD


Cast
(in credits order)

Mel Gibson ...
Max


Bruce Spence ...
The Gyro Captain


Michael Preston ...
Pappagallo (as Mike Preston)


Max Phipps ...
The Toadie


Vernon Wells ...
Wez


Kjell Nilsson ...
The Humungus


Emil Minty ...
The Feral Kid


Virginia Hey ...
Warrior Woman


William Zappa ...
Zetta





 
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2006 ‧ Thriller/Horror ‧ 1h 50m

6.2/10 IMDb

25% Rotten Tomatoes



Tense British-Irish thriller

After a young boy commits suicide at a juvenile detention center, two bullies are held responsible and sent with others to an uninhabited island, formerly an Army training zone.

The delinquents, including Steve (Stephen Wight) and Lewis (Luke Neal), are accompanied by ruthless overseer Jed (Sean Pertwee).

Although originally intended as an exercise to build character and instill virtue, their trip turns sinister when they encounter a group of bloodthirsty dogs and a crazy killer with a crossbow who starts tracking them down one by one



Initial release: August 11, 2006 (United Kingdom)
Director: Michael J. Bassett
Initial DVD release: August 15, 2006 (Netherlands)
Budget: 3 million GBP
Producers: Douglas Rae, John McDonnell, Robert Bernstein


Cast
(in credits order)

Sean Pertwee ...
Jed


Alex Reid ...
Louise


Toby Kebbell ...
Callum


Stephen Wight ...
Steve


Luke Neal ...
Lewis


Ben McKay ...
Lindsay


Lenora Crichlow ...
Mandy


Karly Greene ...
Jo


Adam Deacon ...
Blue


Richie Campbell ...
Jethro


Stephen Don ...
Dave's Father




 
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1976 ‧ Horror ‧ 1h 26m

4.8/10 IMDb

2.7/5 AlloCiné

5.6/10 Letterboxd



A coven leader ( Alexander Yorke Michael Gough) intends to sacrifice his orphaned niece (Catherine Yorke Candace Glendenning) in a ritual to bring a powerful witch back from the dead.

She learns that she can trust no one in her Uncle & Cousin's evil Cult and even people she thought were dead comes back to haunt her.



Initial release: December 1976
Director: Norman J. Warren
Screenplay: David McGillivray
Music composed by: John Scott
Distributor: Crown International Pictures


Cast
(in credits order)

Michael Gough ...
Uncle Alexander Yorke


Martin Potter ...
Stephen Yorke


Candace Glendenning ...
Catherine Yorke


Barbara Kellerman ...
Frances


Michael Craze ...
John


Gloria Maley ...
Janice (as Gloria Walker)


James Bree ...
Malcolm Yorke


Celia Hewitt ...
Elizabeth Yorke


David McGillivray ...
Priest





 
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