Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Haxan (1922)

Starring: Elizabeth Christensen, Astrid Holm, Karen Winther Director: Benjamin Christensen A film in 7 chapter or parts, this is an early documentary film, though it's not a true documentary as we now know them. It's about witchcraft through the ages, the first chapter being a slideshow style history lesson about how the world was understood… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Haxan (1922)

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Ghost House (2017)

Starring: Scout Taylor-Compton, James Landry Hebert, Michael S New, Mark Boone Junior Director: Rich Ragsdale On holiday in Thailand, a young couple fall in with some new friends, who offer, after a drinking and strip club session, to take them to an amazing photo opportunity. Taken to a strange and eerie forest, to see ghost… Continue reading Ghost House (2017)

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Preview: mother! (2017)

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, Kristen Wiig Director: Darren Aronofsky Studded with Oscar winners, and directed and written by the director of Black Swan, mother! is a film that's hard to define and challenging to watch. It's the story of a couple. He's a well known writer (Bardem) with… Continue reading Preview: mother! (2017)

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Frailty (2001)

Starring: Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe Director: Bill Paxton Bill Paxton's recent and what felt like sudden death led to many discussions of his career. Perhaps most beloved as Private Hudson in Aliens (Game over, man, game over!) or as a hurricane hunter in Twister, he also had considerable talent as a director, if… Continue reading Frailty (2001)

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Alien: Covenant (2017)

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride Director: Ridley Scott The crew of a pilgrim ship heading for a new world are woken by an accident 7 years from their destination, and the deaths of their crew make them wary of re-entering cryosleep. Enter a chance transmission from a habitable planet right nearby,… Continue reading Alien: Covenant (2017)

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Moana (2016)

Starring: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Alan Tudyk Director: Ron Clements, Don Hall Moana (Cravalho) lives on a beautiful island in Ancient Polynesia where she is the daughter of the chief. But the demigod Maui has set a curse in motion that's slowly killing the islands way of… Continue reading Moana (2016)

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaugn, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving, Teresa Palmer Director: Mel Gibson Mel Gibson directs this true story of a man, Desmond Doss (Garfield), who signed up to fight in WWII, but who could not carry a gun under religious principles. It's a remarkable story, as the first half we see how hard… Continue reading Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

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Midnight Special (2016)

Starring: Michael Shannon, Jaeden Leiberher, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst Director: Jeff Nichols Jeff Nichols has made a name for himself as a very emotive and intelligent director,Β  with films like Mud and Take Shelter.Β Here he earns more stripes as a man to watch, teaming up again with Michael Shannon to bring you a subtle sci… Continue reading Midnight Special (2016)

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Preview: Ben Hur (2016)

Starring: Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Morgan Freeman Director: Timur Bekmambetov Not entirely sure why this particular story needed a remake, but with the burgeoning success of biblical and Christian films in America, there is perhaps a market for it. And if you don't mind the kinds of historical inaccuracies that tend to make dumb action… Continue reading Preview: Ben Hur (2016)