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Category Archives: Reviews: Digital Films

Films seen via paid cable channel like HBO, through a streaming service like NetFlix, or via rental/purchase of a digital copy through a service like Vudu.

T2 Trainspotting (2017) [Review]

117 min March 31, 2017 |

Plot: In the last gasp of youth, Sick Boy (Miller) is back in Edinburgh. He taps into one last great scam: directing and producing a porn film. While Sick Boy and Renton (McGregor) jockey for top dog, the out-of-jail and in-for-revenge Begbie (Carlyle) is on the loose. But it’s the hapless, drug-addled Spud (Bremmer) who may be spreading the most trouble.

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Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) [Review]

121 min May 25, 1977 | |

Plot: Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker (Hamill) is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi (Guiness), who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia (Fisher) from the clutches of the evil Empire.

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Iron Man 3 (2013) [Review]

130 min May 03, 2013 | |

Plot: When Tony Stark (Downey Jr.) finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

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The Great Wall (2017) [Review]

103 min February 17, 2017 | |

Plot: When a mercenary warrior (Damon) is imprisoned within The Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of our world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront this unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force.

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Dungeons & Dragons (2000) [Review]

107 min December 08, 2000 |

Plot: The Empire of Izmer has long been a divided land. The Mages – an elite group of magic users – rule whilst the lowly commoners are powerless. Izmer’s young Empress, Savina (Birch), wants equality and prosperity for all, but the evil Mage Profion (Irons) is plotting to depose her, and establish his own rule. In order to prevent Profion from taking over her kingdom, the Empress must find the legendary Rod of Savrille that controls the powerful Red Dragons. Enter two thieves, Ridley (Whalin) and Snails (Wayans), who unwittingly become instrumental in the search for the Rod.

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) [Review]

138 min December 14, 1977 |

Plot: Cable worker Roy Neary (Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a “sunburn” from its bright lights to prove it. Roy refuses to accept an explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his life to pursue the truth about UFOs…leading to mankind’s first contact with aliens.

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) [Review]

121 min September 22, 2017 | |

Plot: When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world – something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy (Egerton)…

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Ex Machina (2014) [Review]

108 min April 24, 2015 | | |

Plot: Caleb Smith (Gleeson) a programmer at a huge Internet company, wins a contest that enables him to spend a week at the private estate of Nathan Bateman (Isaac), his firm’s brilliant CEO. When he arrives, Caleb learns that he has been chosen to be the human component in a Turing test to determine the capabilities and consciousness of Ava (Vikander), a beautiful robot. However, it soon becomes evident that Ava is far more self-aware and deceptive than either man imagined.

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