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1.
Hands of Stone (2016)
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The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives. (105 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
2.
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
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The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. (111 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ 7/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
3.
Cinderella (2015)
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When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming step-sisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger. (105 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ 7/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
4.
Pete's Dragon (2016)
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The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon. (103 mins.)
Director: David Lowery
“ 7/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
5.
Sausage Party (2016)
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A sausage strives to discover the truth about his existence. (89 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
6.
Raintree County (1957)
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A graduating poet/teacher falls in love with a Southern woman, and then the Civil War and her past create problems. (160 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
“ 4/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
7.
The Little Prince (2015)
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A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it. Her neighbor, the Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince. (108 mins.)
Director: Mark Osborne
“ 7/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
8.
Suicide Squad (2016)
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Fearing that the world is vulnerable to otherworldly threats, the Government enlists the disposable Task Force X on a high-risk mission in exchange for absolution: Meanwhile, the Joker operates his own agenda. (123 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
“ 4/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
9.
Café Society (2016)
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In the 1930s, a young Bronx native moves to Hollywood where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle... (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ 8/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
10.
Jason Bourne (2016)
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The CIA's most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past. (123 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
“ 6/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
11.
Bad Moms (2016)
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When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence. (100 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
12.
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
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The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over county lines in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff. (96 mins.)
Director: Hal Needham
“ 7/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
13.
Captain Fantastic (2016)
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In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent. (118 mins.)
Director: Matt Ross
“ 7/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
14.
Big Man Japan (2007)
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An eccentric man living alone in a decrepit house in Tokyo periodically transforms into a 100-foot tall giant in order to defend Japan against similarly sized monsters. (113 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
15.
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
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Extraterrestrials traveling in high-tech flying saucers contact scientist Dr. Russell Marvin as part of a plan to enslave the inhabitants of Earth. (83 mins.)
Director: Fred F. Sears
“ 7/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
16.
Teen-Age Crime Wave (1955)
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A delinquent girl involves an innocent friend in an armed robbery followed by a jail-break and hostage-taking with her equally delinquent boyfriend. (77 mins.)
Director: Fred F. Sears
“ 3/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
17.
Bitter Rice (1949)
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Francesca and Walter are two-bit criminals in Northern Italy, and, in an effort to avoid the police... (108 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
18.
Nerve (2016)
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A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers." (96 mins.)
“ 0/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
19.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
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A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush. (101 mins.)
Director: Taika Waititi
“ 9/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
20.
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
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The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. (122 mins.)
Director: Justin Lin
“ 8/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
21.
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
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Two hard-partying brothers place an online ad to find the perfect dates for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves out-hustled by an uncontrollable duo. (98 mins.)
Director: Jake Szymanski
“ 7/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
22.
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
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The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes. (87 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
23.
Sicario (2015)
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An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico. (121 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
24.
Lured (1947)
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A serial killer in London is murdering young women whom he meets through the personal columns of newspapers;... (102 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
“ 4/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064
 
25.
Lights Out (2016)
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When her little brother, Martin, experiences the same events that once tested her sanity, Rebecca works to unlock the truth behind the terror, which brings her face to face with an entity that has an attachment to their mother, Sophie. (81 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - bkrauser-81-311064