London Has Fallen – The sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen has the world leaders gather in London for the funeral of the British Prime Mister. Even though security is on high alert due to the mysterious circumstances of the Prime Minister’s death and the various world leaders in attendance, terrorists attack and kill many of the leaders and destroy London landmarks. Secret Service agent Mike Banning (apparently AGAIN) loses the President of the United States to the terrorists. Eventually Banning teams up with the President and an English MI-6 agent to be able to take down the terrorists that are trying to strike fear into the world and more. Stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Alon Moni Aboutboul, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Melissa Leo, and Radha Mitchell. Rated R.
10 Cloverfield Lane – 10 Cloverfield Lane has made everyone feel like it’s going to be a sequel to 2008’s Cloverfield. We knew that it was not a direct sequel thanks to J.J. Abrams mentioning it was made off of a spec script and then adapted into 10 Cloverfield Lane. However it looks like the movie isn’t related to Cloverfield at all so don’t go expecting to see giant monsters. A young woman named Michelle survives a car accident and wakes up in an underground bunker saved by a man named Howard, and a previously saved man named Emmett. Telling them that the outside world is now inhospitable for human life, Howard tries to convince them to stay inside. But more and more evidence shows that Howard is less than stable and Michelle starts to look for a way out of the bunker. Stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, and John Gallagher Jr.. Rated PG-13.
Eddie The Eagle – Based on the true story, Eddie the Eagle tells the story of Michael “Eddie” Edwards. Eddie always dreamed of being an Olympic athlete but always ran into roadblocks. Finally he decides to try to become an Olympic Ski Jumper and be the only British representative. During his training he meets Bronson Peary (not a real person, replacing one of the real coaches that taught Eddie, Chuck Berghorn), a former ski jumper who agrees train Eddie to improve his jumping to qualify for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. The saddest part of this was that in real life the International Olympic Committee created the “Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Rule” to prevent exactly what Michael Edwards did and require that those trying to qualify for the Olympics compete in international events in the top 30% or top 50 competitors. Stars Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Mark Benton, Keith Allen, Jo Hartley, and Tim McInnerny. Rated PG-13.
The Young Messiah – The Young Messiah follows the childhood life of Jesus Christ after he returns from Egypt with his family and is based on the book Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Anne Rice that she wrote when she returned to the Catholic Church. Stars Adam Greaves-Neal, Sean Bean, David Bradley, Lee Boardman, Jonathan Bailey, and David Burke. Rated PG-13.
Hello, My Name Is Doris – A woman in her 60s tries to get the attention of a younger coworker she is in love with by trying to act much younger than she really is, with a little assistance from her best friend’s granddaughter. Stars Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Stephen Root, Elizabeth Reaser, Natasha Lyonne, and Tyne Daly. Rated R.
Dark Matter: Season 1 – A Canadian TV series aired on SyFy channel about 6 people who wake up on a broken space craft with no memory and must discover how to fix the ship and what side of an upcoming war they are on, that’s based on a comic book series of the same name. Not Rated.
X-Files: The Event Series – AKA X-Files: Season 10 which was a limited run 6 episode series taking place 7 years since the second X-files movie that brought back much of the original cast. There are talks of another season but unconfirmed at this point. Not Rated.
The Bastard Executioner: Season 1 – The confusingly named “Season 1” of Bastard Executioner after it was canceled after one season on FX. Not Rated.
The League: Season 7 – The final season of the FX (and FXX) comedy series about participants in a fantasy football league. Not Rated.
Love Stage: Complete Collection – A sub only release from Sentai Filmworks. Thanks to his parents being actors a mishap on set, Izumi Sena plays a girl during a wedding commercial as a child. Now having grown up, all Izumi wants is to be manga creator (even though he’s VERY bad at it). Now many years later, the company behind the commercial wants to continue the commercial with the children from the original not realizing that Izumi is a boy. However to make matters worse, his costar Roma Ichijo has been in love with who he thought was a girl all this time and is shocked when he learns the truth. When his feelings don’t leave when he finds out that Izumi is a guy, they both start a relationship that’s new for both of them. This includes the OVA episode as well. Not Rated.
Bodacious Space Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace – This is a Bodacious Space Pirates movie that takes place after the series (I think) and continues the adventures of a high school girl who becomes a space pirate. The pirate crew is hired to raid a luxury liner and take a hostage but find out that their hostage is more important than they originally thought. The good news is that this is a dubbed release from Sentai Filmworks to match the rest of the series. Not Rated.
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