Beast No More 2019

Beast No More 2019

Beast No More 2019

Beast No More 2019
Horror, Thriller | 2 November 2019 (Australia)

Storyline:

A young biologist, Mary Jane, who focuses on lepidoptery (the study of moths and butterflies), doesn’t have the perfect life; she does however have what she considers the perfect son. Tragedy strikes and Mary Jane’s world is disturbingly turned upside down. Fleeing the troubled “real world” she embarks upon a solitary bush project. In the isolated and surreal landscape Mary Jane starts experiencing strange phenomena. The opportunity to be a mother again presents itself, only it comes at a cost for Mary Jane and what’s left of her family.

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Where Adam Stood 1976

Where Adam Stood 1976

Where Adam Stood 1976

Where Adam Stood 1976
1h 17min | Drama | TV Movie 21 April 1976

Storyline:

“Where Adam Stood” is “based on” the 1907 autobiography, “Father and Son”, by Christian fundamentalist and naturalist Edmund Gosse, but Dennis Potter adapted only one section of the book, adding much material of his own invention. The drama was filmed on the Devon coast near Torquay, not far from where Gosse lived. With a literal belief in the Old Testament, Philip Gosse is opposed to the new theories of Charles Darwin, espoused here by biologist Brackley. Assuming “the Lord’s will” determines the fate of his ailing son Edmund, Philip Gosse creates a life-threatening situation, even suggesting the illness is God’s punishment because of Edmund’s desire for a toy ship. While looking at the ship in a shop window, Edmund is approached by the village’s mad Mary Teague, and the deranged woman lures the child into the forest for an attempted sexual attack. He resists, throws a stone at her and flees. Later, he also resists and challenges his father’s belief system by stating, “The Good Lord says I am to have the ship.”

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Emil and the Detectives 1931

Emil and the Detectives 1931

Emil and the Detectives 1931

Emil and the Detectives 1931
Emil und die Detektive (original title)
1h 15min | Adventure, Family, Drama | 2 December 1931 (Germany)

Storyline:

Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandmother with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money. It is up to him and a group of children to save the day.

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Upside-Down Magic 2020

Upside-Down Magic 2020

Upside-Down Magic 2020

Upside-Down Magic 2020
TV-G | Family, Fantasy | TV Movie 14 August 2020

Storyline:

In “Upside-Down Magic, a Disney Channel Original Movie, 13-year-old Nory Boxwood Horace discovers she can flux into animals, and her best friend Reina Carvajal can manipulate flames. Together, they enter the Sage Academy for Magical Studies. Reina’s expert ability to harness the power of fire lands her at the top of her class of “Flares,” but Nory’s wonky magic and proclivity for turning into a “Dritten”-a half-kitten, half-dragon-lands her in a class for those with Upside-Down Magic, otherwise known as UDM. While Headmaster Knightslinger believes the UDM’s unconventional powers leave them vulnerable to dangerous and evil “shadow magic,” Nory and her fellow UDM classmates set out to prove that Upside-Down Magic beats right side up.

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The Wolves 2019

The Wolves 2019

The Wolves 2019

The Wolves 2019
Los lobos (original title)
1h 35min | Drama | 15 October 2019 (South Korea)

Storyline:

Max and Leo are 8 and 5 years old and have just immigrated to the US with their mother. Their days pass inside a tiny apartment, while they wait for their mother to come back, as they hold on to the hope of traveling to Disney. Max will have to grow up prematurely in order to understand his mothers motivations

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Struck by Lightning 2012

Struck by Lightning 2012

Struck by Lightning 2012

Struck by Lightning 2012
Not Rated | 1h 30min | Comedy, Drama | 11 January 2013 (USA)

Storyline:

A high school boy, desperate to escape the idiocy of the people in his hometown, tries to create a way in which he can move to New York, attend the college of his dreams and do something other than live in the footsteps of his drunken, divorced mother. Along the way he blackmails his fellow students into contributing to his literary magazine and discovers what it’s like to feel accomplished. Does he get accepted into the college of his dreams? Is he going to make a difference and follow his life goal?

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Escaping Freedom 2020

Escaping Freedom 2020

Escaping Freedom 2020

Escaping Freedom 2020
Not Rated | 2h 19min | Drama, Romance | 5 May 2020 (USA)

Storyline:

Foster siblings Vincent and Krystal have been estranged for many years. When they are forced to reunite, their polar opposite paths in life lead to an explosive outcome where each is made to come to terms with their own faults. Vincent is a pastor of a small church struggling with religious doubts and a burgeoning desire for another male pastor. Krystal, on the other hand, has devoted her life to full on exploration and hedonism through the arts yet struggles with the labels placed on her as a result. As each other’s closest confidant as well as biggest critic, Vincent and Krystal attract and repel like magnets. When the siblings reunite, everything comes to a head, both within their relationship and within each of their individual lives.

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Hacker 2019

Hacker 2019

Hacker 2019

Hacker 2019
1h 37min | Action, Family | 28 March 2019 (Denmark)

Storyline:

Thirteen-year-old Benjamin discovers that his mother didn’t die in an accident as he was led to believe. The trail points to high-ranking officials in the Danish Secret Service, and he is told to trust no one.

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Nanny McPhee Returns 2010

Nanny McPhee Returns 2010

Nanny McPhee Returns 2010

Nanny McPhee Returns 2010
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (original title)
PG | 1h 49min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 20 August 2010 (USA)

Storyline:

Nanny McPhee arrives to help a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war, though she uses her magic to teach the woman’s children and their two spoiled cousins five new lessons.

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