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Cell (2016)

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When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England.

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Clay Riddell
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Tom McCourt
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Alice Maxwell
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Sharon Riddell
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Johnny Riddell
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Jordan
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Charles Ardai
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Raggedy
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Ray
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Denise
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Hog-Tied Man (as Jeffrey Hallman)
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Bartender
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Geoff
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Sally
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Roscoe
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When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ensuing chaos after. Written by mystic80

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When everyone is connected no one is safe


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Rated R for disturbing violent content, terror, brief sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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10 June 2016 (USA)  »

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In the opening scene at the airport, you can hear on the intercom "Flight 1408 to Los Angeles." This is a reference to the Stephen King short-story and movie 1408 (2007). See more »

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The open credit sequence clearly takes place at the Atlanta Airport (Harttsfield Jackson), signs are clearly seen throughout the Delta terminals, Boston Airport announcements are dubbed in until we see John Cusack come off the airplane. See more »

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Tom McCourt: Clay, I'm really sorry about your family.
Clay Riddell: Don't be sorry because there is nothing to be sorry about yet.
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Crazy Credits

After the closing credits have finished, the catalyst signal from the movie plays for approximately 5-10 seconds, with no image, as if attempting to convert the audience. See more »

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To Be Loved (Forever)
Performed by The Pentagons
Written by Kenneth D. Goodloe, Ted Goodloe, Joe C. Jones, Carl Rudolph McGinnis, Willie Otis Munson
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Worst Adaptation Ever
11 June 2016 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

First... I did not know anything about this awesome, and I can't say that enough, awesome book becoming a movie. I have had to read this book at least 10 times over the last few years and some of my most favorite life quotes came from this book. So when I saw this as a movie and John as the main role I knew it was going to be amazing. I mean if I could cast the main character myself it would be John.

BUT... Well, if the director had made a movie out of the book, it would have been amazing. If the movie had any of the most notable and required pieces of the plot it would have been amazing. If the director had even read anything to do with the book, even the dust jacket, it would have been amazing. But he didn't, he didn't, he didn't.

SO... The movie sucked. I don't like to use that type of "language" when reviewing anything, but there is no other choices here. Everything about the movie was wrong and I gave it a lot of room, a lot of space to make errors and not flow the same. Because ultimately you want to be surprised by the movie. You ultimately want the director to make it his own just a little bit, put his spin on something and have it shine even more. And I did, I watched the movie to the very end. Checked behind the credits and everything. And now I wish I would have gone on for the rest of my life without knowing this movie existed.

IF... Now one might think by my review that had you not read the book, you might have liked it but sadly that is not true. This is not only the worst adaptation of a book ever, but it is also just poorly put together, scripted, acted, and there is no redeemable quality anywhere.

Such as... The sound effects were horrible, the video tried to be dark and creepy, but it was just bland. There was very little action or scare factor other than some BOO moments from the "zombies type people." If you didn't see something coming from a mile away it is because it made no sense. The ending was a little baffling on how horrible it was. I mean I am actually trying to think of one thing. Just one that I can say and would take this movie from a 1 star to at least a 1.5 star. But I can't. I can't think of a single thing that I can look back on and say that was cool/nice/awesome/not terrible.

Lastly... So I will leave you with this. I am actually praying that I reach you before you watched this movie. I am hoping one of your not nice friends didn't play a prank on you and made you pay for this movie. It is my desire that this review has reached you before you have wasted one single heartbeat within the vicinity of this horrible, horrible film mistake. And I thank you for reading my review and I am sorry to those that I did not reach in time.

Joshua Kyte


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