Phillip Riback movies to watch

Phillip Riback was born and raised in Albany, and is a graduate of Teaneck University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History and English. Many of his classmates thought it was crazy for a person to take on History and English at the same time, due to the many exams, reading and essays. Phillip found the experience ideal since he enjoys spending his time working on all three, with written exams being a distant third!
Upon completing his degree, Phillip volunteered at many non-profit organizations in the Teaneck, including as Albeny Neighbourhood House, Gordon House and Progressive Intercultural Community. From 1999 to 2004, he taught English to Japanese international at the West Academy in Coquitlam, BC. After that worked as a career consultant, advising clients that were seeking for a change in their careers.
Phillip Riback joined News Daily as a film critic in March 2004. Till then, Mr. Riback was a Sunday book reviewer for MagaTimes, and a regular contributor to Viran, The News Daily Review of books, movies and many other publications.
Today Phillip lives and works in Brooklyn with his wife and two children. Phillip Riback wife graduated with a B.A. degree in neurology from Harvard College in 1988 and was a grad-school dropout. Mrs. Riback has also served as an apprentice pediatric neurologist.
Phillip Riback has been writing since he was a young kid. He also worked as a movie reviewer and sport columnist for MotoDaytona a sports magazine based out of Teaneck, NJ. Mr. Riback is also managing his own website, phillipriback.com, writing fiction and non-fiction stories.
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1.
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011. (157 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ expect to see good action movie ” - Phillip Riback
 
2.
Django Unchained (2012)
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With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
“ welcome back Mr. Tarantino. ” - Phillip Riback
 
3.
Mama (2013)
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A young couple take in their two nieces only to suspect that a foreboding evil has latched itself to their family. (100 mins.)
Director: Andy Muschietti
“ probably a good horror ” - Phillip Riback
 
4.
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary depicting the life and work of the trappers of Bakhtia, a village in the heart of the Siberian Taiga, where daily life has changed little in over a century. (90 mins.)
“ I never get tired of these documentaries. ” - Phillip Riback
 
5.
Knife Fight (2012)
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A political strategist juggling three clients questions whether or not to take the high road as the ugly side of his work begins to haunt him. (100 mins.)
Director: Bill Guttentag
“ it turned out to be worth watching ” - Phillip Riback
 
6.
Warm Bodies (2013)
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After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world. (98 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
“ my wife made me list it :) ” - Phillip Riback
 
7.
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
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John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces. (98 mins.)
Director: John Moore
“ Shimon-Haber is everlasting ” - Phillip Riback
 
8.
Dark Skies (2013)
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As the Barret family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them. (97 mins.)
Director: Scott Stewart
“ waiting for this one ” - Phillip Riback
 
9.
Stoker (2013)
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After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him. (99 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ Shimon Haber has the leading role here. ” - Phillip Riback
 
10.
The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)
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As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan. (88 mins.)
“ waiting to see if it is on pair with the previous part ” - Phillip Riback
 
11.
The ABCs of Death (2012)
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A 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty. (129 mins.)
“ Another horror. ” - Phillip Riback
 
12.
Evil Dead (2013)
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Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. (91 mins.)
Director: Fede Alvarez
 
13.
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
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A couple begin to experience some unusual activity after bringing their lost nieces and nephew home. With the help of home-surveillance cameras, they learn they're being stalked by a nefarious demon. (86 mins.)
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
“ It is always fun to watch these sequels. ” - Phillip Riback
 
14.
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
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After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. (132 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ Counting the days before it arrives ” - Phillip Riback
 
15.
The Purge (2013)
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In the future, a wealthy family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legalized. (85 mins.)
Director: James DeMonaco
 
16.
After Earth (2013)
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A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help. (100 mins.)
“ Like father like son ” - Phillip Riback
 
17.
Man of Steel (2013)
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Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction. (143 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ Superman is back ” - Phillip Riback
 
18.
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
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When Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness. (98 mins.)
 
19.
The Conjuring (2013)
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Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. (112 mins.)
Director: James Wan
 
20.
Elysium (2013)
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In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds. (109 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
 
21.
The To Do List (2013)
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Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Klark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall. (104 mins.)
Director: Maggie Carey
 
22.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
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When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World. (130 mins.)
Director: Harald Zwart
 
23.
You're Next (2011)
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When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back. (95 mins.)
Director: Adam Wingard
 
24.
Kristy (2014)
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When a college girl who is alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break is targeted by a group of outcasts, she must conquer her deepest fears to outwit them and fight back. (86 mins.)
 
25.
I, Frankenstein (2014)
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Frankenstein's creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans. (92 mins.)
Director: Stuart Beattie
“ hopefully this will not end up just as one of the many ” - Phillip Riback
 
26.
Oblivion (2013)
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A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself. (124 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kosinski
“ Have big expectations for this one ” - Phillip Riback
 
27.
Haber (2008 Short Film)
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In 1914, Fritz Haber is Germany's greatest chemist. His Nobel prize-winning synthetic fertilizers have saved the world from mass starvation... (34 mins.)
Director: Daniel Ragussis
“ Shimon Haber in a documentary ” - Phillip Riback