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1. Anon (I) (2018)

TV-MA | 100 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

54 Metascore

In a world without anonymity or crime, a detective meets a woman who threatens their security.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Clive Owen, Afiya Bennett, Morgan Allen, Jeffrey Men

Votes: 28,771

ABANDONED...Sci-Fi Clive Owen+

ME: good concept, shame so bland - same director did Truman Show - figures

2. ARQ (2016)

TV-MA | 88 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Trapped in a lab and stuck in a time loop, a disoriented couple fends off masked raiders while harboring a new energy source that could save humanity.

Director: Tony Elliott | Stars: Robbie Amell, Rachael Taylor, Shaun Benson, Gray Powell

Votes: 28,645

ABANDONED - Canadian Sci-Fi Thriller Robbie Amell*(Renton), Rachael Taylor (Hannah), Gray Powell* (Father) Shaun Benson (Sonny)

I didn't care about the characters,watched about 3/4's of it before giving up on the bunch of them. Confusing script, poor dialog. Netflix first foray into Sci-Fi movies. Described as Dystopian futuristic Groundhog Day"

PLOT: Trapped in a lab & stuck in a time loop, a disoriented couple fends off masked raiders while harboring a new energy source that could save humanity.

3. Before I Go to Sleep (2014)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

41 Metascore

A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.

Director: Rowan Joffe | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Anne-Marie Duff

Votes: 64,474 | Gross: $2.96M

ABANDONED drama Mark Strong+ / Nicole Kidman Kidman absolutely sucks in this - her melodramatic helpless woman act made this un-watchable

"An Amnesia Thriller You'll Hope To Forget"

4. Bent (I) (2018)

R | 96 min | Crime, Thriller

On his latest private investigation, a shamed former cop connects a murder case to a government conspiracy involving rogue agents from a top spy agency.

Director: Bobby Moresco | Stars: Karl Urban, Sofía Vergara, Andy Garcia, Vincent Spano

Votes: 3,371

ABANDONED: Thriller / Crime Karl Urban+ / Andy Garcia+ / Sofía Vergara

Watched 3/4's of it before giving up. Chose because of cast, Garcia the only performer who actually performed...Karl Urban big disappointment - maybe he's choosing crummy movies, but not impressed. Beard doesn't help, lol. PLOT: Discredited former cop connects a murder case to an elaborate government conspiracy involving rogue operatives.

"I don't wanna die, but if I do, I wanna die last"

5. Big Eyes (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

62 Metascore

A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter

Votes: 77,158 | Gross: $14.48M

ABANDONED: TRUE: Biography Crime Drama  Christoph Waltz (husband Walter Keane) bad! Amy Adams* (Margaret Keane) Director: Tim Burton

Great director & I love period piece Bio's but couldn't make it past the 1/2 way point on this one. While Amy Adams was really good, I couldn't take Keane's over-blown acting any longer. Just stopped short of twiddling his mustache..."

6. Blue Streak (1999)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

46 Metascore

A former convict poses as a cop to retrieve a diamond he stole years ago.

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson, Peter Greene, Dave Chappelle

Votes: 68,867 | Gross: $68.52M

ABANDONED...buddy cop action comedy / blockbuster Martin Lawrence (Miles Logan) Luke Wilson* (Carlson LAPD rookie cute) Peter Greene* (Deacon) John Hawkes* (Eddie) In Winters Bone 94% google Me: abandoned about 1/2 hr in. Don't enjoy Martin Lawrence's comedy style"

PLOT: A former convict poses as a cop to retrieve a diamond he stole years ago.

7. Come Sunday (2018)

TV-14 | 106 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Evangelist Carlton Pearson is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell.

Director: Joshua Marston | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Gerard Catus, Allie McCulloch, LaKeith Stanfield

Votes: 1,512

ABANDONED...TRUE religion Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martin Sheen*, Condola Rashad, Jason Segel, Danny Glover +.

8. Kill the Messenger (2014)

R | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

Journalist Gary Webb, California 1996, started investigating CIA's role in the 1980s in getting crack cocaine to the black part of LA to get money and weapons to the Contras/freedom fighters in Nicaragua.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, Jena Sims, Robert Pralgo

Votes: 41,126 | Gross: $2.45M

ABANDONED.TRUE- Drama, Mystery Jeremy Renner+ (Bourne Legacy), Oliver Platt+, Robert Patrick, Andy Garcia+, Robert Pralgo* (Thanos, Infinity W), Ray Liotta+

Just didn’t grab my attention – Shame, great cast. Perhaps I read to many reviews before watching,felt like a chore to continue." Rotten Tomatoes 76%

PLOT: Gary Webb, News reporter uncovers ties between the CIA, conflicts in Nicaragua & the inner-city drug epidemic of the 1980's

9. Léon: The Professional (1994)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

Votes: 920,914 | Gross: $19.50M

ABANDONED: Drama / Crime / Comedy ME: painfully silly

10. Malevolent (III) (2018)

TV-MA | 89 min | Horror

A team of scam artists get more than they bargained for when a job at a haunted county estate gets out of hand.

Director: Olaf de Fleur Johannesson | Stars: Florence Pugh, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Scott Chambers, Georgina Bevan

Votes: 7,242

ABANDONED, boring: horror

A brother-sister team fabricate paranormal encounters for cash get more than bargained for when they take a job with real paranormal activity. The final 25 min are incredibly tense & scary, the rest of it can't really hold its momentum.

11. Polar (2019)

TV-MA | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama

19 Metascore

The world's top assassin, Duncan Vizla, is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head to head with an army of younger killers.

Director: Jonas Åkerlund | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, Fei Ren

Votes: 53,275

ABANDONED: Action Comedy Adventure Mads Mikkelsen+

Un-watchable, stupid ugly crap. Apparently this is Mads in top form? Well if that's the case, going forward I'm passing on any film he's in

PLOT: Top assassin settling into retirement, former employer marks him as a liability. He's back in the game going head to head with an army of younger assassins. Plenty of clichés, it's fun. Based on Graphic Novel

12. Red Riding Hood (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

29 Metascore

Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Lukas Haas, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke

Votes: 102,187 | Gross: $37.66M

ABANDONED...romance horror fantasy Billy Burke* (Cesaire) Shiloh Fernandez* (Peter) Max Irons* (Henry) Gary Oldman* (Father Solomon)

  • ME: The script & acting painfully juvenile - gave up as waste of time.
Reviews:beautifully written, shot & acted, elements of mystery, thriller, horror, & fantasy, love story. An adult retelling done in stylized terms dripping with plenty of sensuality. Set in a medieval village plagued by a werewolf, a young woman is torn between two men: Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), a woodcutter, & Henry (Max Irons) the wealthy welder her parents have arranged for her to marry. Valerie & Peter plan to runaway together until getting word the werewolf has killed her sister. Seeking revenge, a famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman), is called in& explains the werewolf takes human form by day and it could be any one of them. Gripping, well-written ride that leaves even the smartest of audience detectives baffled as yto who the werewolf is.

13. Results (2015)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

73 Metascore

Two mismatched personal trainers' lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client.

Director: Andrew Bujalski | Stars: Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi

Votes: 5,798 | Gross: $0.10M

ABANDONED: rave reviews / indie romantic comedy Guy Pearce+ (owner Trevor) Kobie Smulders (Kat) Kevin Corrigan - (client Danny) 65% google, 83% Rotten Tomatoes

Me: I like quirky, fine with slower paced films & Guy Pearce was good in it, but not good enough to warrant watching the whole thing. The dialog was okay. but the characters were 1 dimensional & boring - notably Corrigan's portrayal of Danny - could have done so much more with that role. Watched about 3/4's of it, no laughs. Maybe because I'm not body obsessed I didn't get the pathos/humor".

PLOT: A wealthy but miserable slob tries to improve his life and soon becomes inextricably entangled with a self-styled guru/gym owner & acerbic personal trainer.

Reviews: Smulders captures the screen portraying Kat, an intense, sexy, volatile personal trainer. Pearce plays owner who's extremely serious about fitness & business. He's once had an affair with Kat, clearly chemistry between them, but they can't seem to really connect. Enter Danny (Corrigan) as a walk-in to the gym, a strange guy who's looking to improve on his out of shape & nebishy persona. Just divorced, unexpectedly inherited a windfall from his estranged mother. Kat is assigned as his personal trainer, he develops a fixation on her, which will lead down paths I didn't expect. It's not a laugh-out-loud type comedy, more droll & cerebral. Won me over with its good performances, quirky humor & an upbeat finish.

14. Roma (2018)

R | 135 min | Drama

96 Metascore

A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey, Carlos Peralta

Votes: 104,853

ABANDONED: Drama / Subtitles / Oscar I watched about 1/2, it IS beautifully shot, feel bad for giving up on it, I'm a completionist - but it simply didn't hold my attention. Unfair to rate it so I won't

3 Oscar's : best director, cinematography & foreign language film.

PLOT: follows young domestic worker in Mexico City. A vivid, emotional portrait of domestic strife & social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s.

15. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

48 Metascore

Detective Sherlock Holmes is on the trail of criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty, who is carrying out a string of random crimes across Europe.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams

Votes: 393,044 | Gross: $186.85M

ABANDONED: Mystery / Crime Robert Downey Jr.+, Jude Law, Jared Harris, Stephen Fry Please, is it really necessary to morph Sherlock into an action figure?? He's loved for his intellect...this a travesty. I'll re-watch Benedict Cumberbatch in the British Series "Sherlock" instead - now that's how to put an interesting spin on a character - knocks this out of the ball park."

PLOT: Sherlock (Robert Downey Jr.) & Watson (Jude Law), take on their arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), with the help of Holmes' older brother Mycroft (Stephen Fry) and a gypsy named Simza (Noomi Rapace)

16. Small Crimes (2017)

TV-MA | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

60 Metascore

A disgraced former cop, fresh off a six-year prison sentence for attempted murder - returns home looking for redemption but winds up trapped in the mess he left behind.

Director: E.L. Katz | Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Robert Forster, Jacki Weaver, Molly Parker

Votes: 5,435

ABANDONED: Noir thriller Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (GO Thrones) ME: didn't give it much of a chance, watched very little so not rating.

PLOT: Disgraced former cop released after 6-year sentence for attempted murder. Returns home looking for redemption winds up trapped in mess he left behind.

17. The Interview (1998)

Unrated | 104 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

A duel between a suspected murderer and a detective pressed by people who want results. But whose skin is really wanted.

Director: Craig Monahan | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Tony Martin, Aaron Jeffery, Paul Sonkkila

Votes: 5,611

ABANDONED: Australian, drama, crime Quit very early into it so not going to rate. Found it to dull to try again.

Australian, seized by the police. brought to an interview room & interrogated for hours. Initially he is brought in about a stolen car, slowly revealed to involve a serial killing. At this time Internal Affairs is investigating the way in which investigating officers work.

18. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)

TV-MA | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

An estranged family gathers together in New York City for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Adam Sandler, Grace Van Patten, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel

Votes: 29,806

ABANDONED: drama / comedy / Netflix original Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman

Abandoned early into it, unfair to rate. Adam Sandler...should have known better.

The inter-generational tale of adult siblings contending with the influence of their aging father. Lots of humour, emotion and Jewish middle-class angst, and a resolution that may surprise.

19. The Saint (2017 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

International master thief, Simon Templar, also known as The Saint, is asked by a desperate rich man to find his kidnapped daughter. However, in addition to evading the authorities, Simon must face a dangerous adversary from his past.

Director: Ernie Barbarash | Stars: Adam Rayner, Eliza Dushku, Ian Ogilvy, James Remar

Votes: 4,265

ABANDONED: Action / Espionage Adam Rayner / James Remar (Gotham)

All around poor acting & soul-less dialog, I did make it through 2/3's before giving it up as not worth finishing.

Master thief Simon Templar must rescue a kidnapped girl & confront a dangerous adversary from his past.

20. The Witch (2015)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

83 Metascore

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Julian Richings

Votes: 152,707 | Gross: $25.14M

ABANDONED: horror WAY to slow, dialog difficult to hear, disliked the baby mangling & creepy animals gave up 1/3 way in

PLOT: Believing witch cursed their family, pilgrims in New England become paranoid.

'Amazing acting, beautiful cinematography, compelling story.Thought-provoking, delivers a deeply unsettling exercise in slow-building horror. Critically acclaimed director: Robert Eggers

21. Vampires (1998)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

42 Metascore

Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith

Votes: 48,807 | Gross: $20.24M

ABANDONED; horror, neo-western action ...I thought it sounded great. It wasn't! I need at least SOME character development to care about what happens. Very dated, doesn't hold up well, watched most of it.

James Woods (Jack Crow) Daniel Baldwin (jowliest Baldwin) Thomas Ian Griffith (Valek)

Director: John Carpenter

Intrigued by review "When it comes to fighting vampires & performing exorcisms, the Roman Catholic Church has the heavy artillery, you want a priest on the case. Grungy, disreputable fun. beautifully shot, nightmarishly haunting spaghetti western/horror. Entertaining watch thanks to Woods's as Jack Crow, hard-bitten vampire hunter, whose family was destroyed by vampires. He's fun to watch, the dark glasses, the little cigar, the sneer. Carpenter does a good job with this stylish, scary vampire flick, giving us a a great leading hero & a great villain.

22. Warcraft: The Beginning (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

32 Metascore

As an Orc horde invades the planet Azeroth using a magic portal, a few human heroes and dissenting Orcs must attempt to stop the true evil behind this war.

Director: Duncan Jones | Stars: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper

Votes: 224,837 | Gross: $47.37M

ABANDONED...Action, Adventure, Fantasy Travis Fimmel* (Anduin Lothar) Dominic Cooper* (Llane Wrynn) Ben Schnetzer* (Khadgar)

  • just not for me. Maybe if I'd played the game... "
IMDB REVIEW: the movie is actually very good. The CGI is awesome, they should as example to the next Hulk. The movie could be better but honestly, this is probably the best adaptation of a video game. I had no problem to follow the story, the plot is simple, the names are very complicated to remember (lol). The orcs are the core of the movie, they are much more interesting than the humans in my opinion. I believe the director was so focused in have the CGI right that maybe he forgot the human actors PLOT: As an Orc horde invades the planet Azeroth using a magic portal, a few human heroes and dissenting Orcs must attempt to stop the true evil behind this war.

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