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Death Knot

Death Knot is an ok horror debut

Cornelio Sunny dabbles in J-horror for his directorial debut in Death Knot from Well Go USA Entertainment. After the sudden suicide of their estranged mother, Hari (Cornelio Sunny), and his sister Eka (Widika Sidmore), return to their hometown to put their matriarch’s affairs in order.

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Empire of Light

Strong performances can’t save Empire of Light

Oscar-winning actress Olivia Coleman teams with Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes for his latest awards bait performance in Searchlight Pictures Empire of Light from Searchlight Pictures. As with his last film, the phenomenal 1917, Mendes also pens the script for Empire of Light.

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Devotion

Devotion glides to victory as crowd-pleasing entertainment

For his third film as director, J.D. Dillard adapts the 2017 biography Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice by author Adam Makos. The film shortens the title to Devotion and introduces audiences to the comradeship between naval officers Jesse Brown (Jonathan Majors) and Tom Hudner (Glen Powell) during the Korean War.

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The Minute You wake Up Dead

Standard plot twits fill The Minute You Wake Up Dead

Director Michael Maler follows up last year’s inspirational sports drama Heart of Champions with the mystery The Minute You Wake Up Dead from Lionsgate. Russ Porter (Cole Hauser) is a shady small-town stockbroker who just lost some of the townies a considerable amount of money. He begins dating a shy waitress named Delane (Jamie Alexander) to take away some of the stress in his life.

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Hang up on Mel Gibson in On The Line

French director Romuald Boulanger collaborates with Mel Gibson for his second feature Saban Films’ thriller On The Line. Elvis Cooney (Mel Gibson) is a Los Angeles-based, provocative, and edgy overnight radio host who must play a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a mysterious caller while live on the air. Initially, Elvis thinks the whole thing is a joke until the caller, who calls himself Gary, kidnaps his family and threatens to kill them.

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Terrifier 2

Terrifier 2 is bloody fun

Art The Clown, returns to cinemas to wreak havoc in Terrifier 2 from Cinedigm. The creative force from the first film Damien Leone steps back into the directors and writers for its sequel.

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Black Adam

Black Adam is mindless fun

Dwayne Johnson reunites with his Jungle Cruise director Jaume Cillect-Serra to bring a DC Comic anti-hero to the big screen in Warner Bros. Pictures, Black Adam. Handling the script duties, we have Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines, and Sohrab Noshirvani.

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Summit Fever

Summit Fever is lost in altitude

Director Julian Gibery makes a return to the world of mountain climbing in Saban Films Summit Fever. Michael (Freddie Thrope) is a young English mountaineer lured to the Alps by his friend JP (Michel Biel) to help him conquer the `Big Three,’ the Matterhorn, the Eiger, and Mont Blanc, over one summer.

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