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BLOW THE MAN DOWN (2019)

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Death and dark secrets hang over the small fishing village of Easter Cove, Maine. The passing of Mary Margaret Connolly (Linda Shary) is difficult on her daughters Priscilla (Sophie Lowe) and Mary Beth (Morgan Saylor), who are left with financial and personal troubles. When an encounter at a local bar goes terribly wrong for Mary Beth, the more responsible Priscilla must help her younger sister out of the dilemma. As the siblings attempt to solve their problems, the town's mysteries are revealed.

Directors/writers Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy successfully venture into Coen brothers' territory with this delicious feminist film noir. Sophie Lowe and Morgan Saylor deliver strong

LONG SHOT

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Recently unemployed journalist Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) gets a big break when he reunites with his first crush, and former babysitter, Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) - the U.S. Secretary of State who's about to make a run for the presidency. She hires Fred as her speechwriter. Not exactly a snappy dresser, he  doesn't fit in with Charlotte's staff or her upscale lifestyle. But this mismatched pair somehow connect during a global trip to advance the rising politician's agenda. Romance blossoms and problems arise.

Chemistry between the stars and a humorous script make

THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS

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Young orphan Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro) goes to live with his uncle Jonathan (Jack Black), who happens to be a warlock with a magically creepy old house. There's a dangerous clock hidden in the walls that will have dire
consequences if it's not found. Jonathan and witch neighbor Florence Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett) enlist Lewis' help in finding the elusive timepiece before something bad happens. The clock is ticking.

A witchy brew of laughs and chills energizes this family Halloween treat. Produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, it feels like one of his films. But it's directed by Eli Roth, who wanders from

A SIMPLE FAVOR

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Widowed single mom Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger with a growing audience, finds a new best friend in Emily (Blake Lively) - the mother of her young son Miles' (Joshua Satine) schoolmate Nicky (Ian Ho). When Emily suddenly disappears, Stephanie is determined to find out what happened. She teams up with the missing housewife's distraught husband Sean (Henry Golding) and seeks help from her online viewers. As the puzzle unfolds, complications arise.

Pitch perfect performances from Anna Kendrick and

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

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Pressured by the demands of work, an adult Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) has little time to devote to his wife Evelyn (Hayley Atwell) and daughter Madeline (Bronte Carmichael). But when his childhood companion Winnie the Pooh (the voice of Jim Cummings), a stuffed toy bear, magically turns up in London, Christopher gets the chance to return to the Hundred Acre Wood and the joys of his youth.

Whimsical characters and an uplifting story put some bounce into this nostalgic family film. Blending the adult life of Christopher Robin with

OCEAN'S 8

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Released after almost six years in prison, Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) has been planning a big heist in the tradition of her legendary conman brother Danny. Enlisting the help of her ex-associate Lou Miller (Cate Blanchett), she gathers a team to extract a 150 million dollar diamond necklace that will be worn by famous actress Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway) at the Met Gala event. The expert group includes fashion designer Rose (Helena Bonham Carter), jeweler Amita (Mindy Kaling), street con artist Constance (Awkwafina), skilled fence Tammy (Sarah Paulson) and hacker Nine Ball (Rihanna). Together they must pull off the impossible to take the prize.

An engaging cast steals the spotlight in this

DEADPOOL 2

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Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) gathers a team for what he thinks is a worthy cause. The mission: save young mutant Russell (Julian Dennison) from the clutches of Nathan Summers/Cable (Josh Brolin), a cybernetic soldier from the future who wants to terminate the kid. There are complications along the way.

The irreverent R-rated humor that made 2016's "Deadpool" such a refreshing spin on the genre returns in this juiced-up deadpan sequel. While not as