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Babel - Drama, NowTV                                                                               Birdman - Drama, Fantasy, Netflix                                 Broken Vows - Drama, NowTV

Baby Driver - Action, Drama, NowTV                                                         Birth of the Dragon - Action, Drama, NowTV                 Bugsy - True Story,Gangster,NowTV

The Babysitter - Comedy, Horror, Netflix                                                    Black Butterfly - Thriller, NowTV                                    The Bucket List - Comedy, Netflix 

The Bad Batch - Action, Drama, Netflix                                                      Black Death - Horror, Thriller                                         Buddymoon - Comedy, Netflix 

Bad Company - Western, Netflix                                                                Black Rain - Action, NowTV                                           Bull Durham - Comedy, Netflix 

Bad Day For The Cut - Revenge Thriller, Netflix                                        The Black Room - Horror, Netflix                                   Bunraku - Fantasy, Action

Bad Match - Mystery, Drama, NowTV                                                        Black Snake Moan - Drama, Netflix                               Burn Burn Burn - Comedy, Netflix 

Bad Moms - Comedy, Netflix                                                                      Black Swan - Psychological Thriller, NowTV                The Burning Plain - Drama, Netflix 

Bad Samaritan - Drama, Thriller, NowTV                                                   Black Water - Action, Netflix                                         Burning Sands - Drama, Netflix 

Bad Santa 2 - Comedy, NowTV                                                                 Blackout - Mokumentary, Netflix                                    Bushwick - Action, Netflix 

Bad Teacher - Comedy, NowTV                                                                The Blind Side - True Story, Drama, Netflix                   BuyBust - Action, Netflix 

Bait - Action, Horror, Netflix                                                                        Blockers - Comedy, NowTV                                          The Bye Bye Man - Horror, Netflix 

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - Western Anthology, Netflix                 Blood Diamond - Action, Drama, NowTV Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid - Western, NowTV

Barbarella - Sci-fi, Fantasy, NowTV                                                           Blood Money - Thriller, NowTV

Barracuda - Thriller, Drama, NowTV                                                          Blow - Drama, True Story, Netflix 

The Basement - Horror, Netflix                                                                  Blowout - Conspiracy Thriller, Netflix 

Battle Drone - Action, Sci-fi, Netflix                                                            Blue Streak - Action, Comedy, NowTV

Battle of the Sexes - True Story, NowTV                                                   Body of Lies - Action, Thriller, NowTV

Beast of Burden - Thriller, NowTV                                                             Bomb City - Drama, True Story, NowTV

Baywatch - Comedy, Action, Netflix                                                           Bowfinger - Comedy, NowTV

The Beast Within - Horror, Netflix                                                              Bokeh - Drama, Sci-fi, Netflix 

Beauty and the Beast (French) - Fantasy, NowTV                                    Book of Henry - Drama, Netflix 

Bee Movie - Animated, Comedy, NowTV                                                  Bottom of the World - Thriller, Netflix 

Beneath Us - Thriller, NowTV                                                                    Boys Don't Cry - Drama, True Story, NowTV

The Believers - Thriller, Netflix                                                                  Boulevard - Drama, Netflix 

The Belko Experiment - Horror, Sci-fi, Netflix                                           The Boy in the Striped Pajamas - Drama, Netflix 

Benny and Joon - Comedy, Netflix                                                            Boyhood - Drama, Netflix 

Berlin Syndrome - Thriller, Drama, Netflix                                                 Boyz n the Hood - Drama, Netflix 

Better Watch Out - Thriller, Horror, Netflix                                                 Brad's Status - Drama, Netflix 

Between Worlds - Fantasy, Thriller, Netflix                                                Brain on Fire - True Story, Drama, Netflix 

Beyond Skyline - Sci-fi, Netflix                                                                  Braven - Action, Netflix 

Beyond Suspicion - Action, Thriller, NowTV                                             Brawl in Cell Block 99 - Action, Drama, Netflix 

The Beyond - Sci-fi, Netflix                                                                       Breach - Drama, True Story, Netflix 

Big Daddy - Comedy, Netflix                                                                    The Break Up - Comedy, Netflix 

Big Driver - Thriller, Drama                                                                       Breaking In - Thriller, NowTV

Billy Madison - Comedy, Netflix                                                                Breath - Drama, NowTV

Bird Box - Thriller, Sci-fi, Netflix                                                                Bright - Fantasy, Action, Netflix 

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Bright (2017) - a Netflix original movie 

Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace

Directed by: David Ayer (Fury, Suicide Squad)

Platform: Netflix

IMDB: 6.4/10, RT: 26% Rotten

Synopsis: In an alternate interpretation of contemporary Los Angeles where creatures of fantasy such as Orcs, Elves and Fairies coexist with the human race, an already frail equilibrium between species is threatened when the seasoned police officer, Daryl Ward, partners up with the rookie cop and the first Orc to join in the force, Nick Jacoby. Under those circumstances, things will take a turn for the worse, when a routine night patrol soon leads to a cryptic female Elf, Tikka, and a legendary artefact, all races would kill for to have it in their possession. They say, only a Bright can wield the powerful relic; however, can Daryl and Nick protect it and stay alive, as everyone in the city is after it?

Verdict: Entertaining popcorn flick and so much better than Suicide Squad, doesn’t deserve its RT rating imo.

 

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Broken Vows (2016)

Jaimie Alexander, Wes Bentley, Cam Gigandet

Directed by: Bram Coppens

Platform: NowTV

IMDB: 4.3/10

Synopsis: A charming yet troubled man spirals into a rage after being rejected by the woman he initially seduced.

Verdict: Utter snooze fest.

 

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Bugsy (1991)

Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Kietel, Ben Kingsley, Elliott Gould and Joe Mantegna

Directed by: Barry Levinson (The Natural, Good Morning Vietnam, Rain Man)

Platform: NowTV 

IMDB: 6.8/10, RT: 85% Fresh

Synopsis: Not the life of gangster Bugsy Siegel, this biopic focuses on his involvement in creating Las Vegas.

Verdict: Not a film I’d watch again and it doesn’t rank in my top 5 Gangster movies but it’s worth watching for the standout performance by Beatty.

 

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The Bucket List (2007)

Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes & Berverly Todd

Directed by: Rob Reiner (This is Spinal Tap, Stand by Me, The Princess Bride, A Few Good Men, Misery)

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 7.4/10, RT: 40% Rotten

Synopsis: Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

Verdict: A cutesy comedy drama, it has its moments and it’s held together by two great actors.

 

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Buddymoon (2016)

David Giuntoli, Flula Borg, Claire Coffee

Directed by: Alex Simmons

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 6.1/10, RT: 75% Fresh

Synopsis: When a former child actor is dumped by his fiancé days before the wedding, his excitable German best man takes him on the honeymoon instead: a backcountry trek in the remote mountains of Oregon.

Verdict: Annoyed and bored me after 20 minutes.

 

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Bull Durham (1991)

Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson & Robert Wuhl 

Directed by: Ron Shelton (White Men Can’t Jump, Tin Cup)

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 7.1/10, RT: 97% Fresh

Synopsis: A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.

Verdict: Enjoyable sport movie with good performances all around.

 

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Bunraku (2010)

Josh Hartnett, Gackt, Woody Harrelson, Ron Perlman, Kevin McKidd & Demi Moore

Directed by: Gary Moshe

Platform: Recorded from TV

IMDB: 6.2/10, RT: 17% Rotten

Synopsis: In a world with no guns, a mysterious drifter, a bartender and a young samurai plot revenge against a ruthless leader and his army of thugs, headed by nine diverse and deadly assassins.

Verdict: Visually interesting but this was "The Spirit" level awful.

 

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Burn Burn Burn (2015)

Joe Dempsey, Laura Carmichael, Susan Wokoma, Chloe Pirrie 

Directed by: Chanya Button

Platforn: Netflix 

IMDB: 7/10, RT: 91% Fresh

Synopsis: Following the death of their friend, two girls in their late twenties embark on a road trip to spread his ashes. Seph and Alex take turns driving. Dan is in the glove compartment, in tupperware, decreasing in volume as the trip progresses.

Verdict: British road trip comedy drama, after 20 minutes it really wasn’t connecting with me unfortunately.

 

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The Burning Plain (2008)

Charlize Theron, Kim Basinger, Joaquim De Almeida, Jose Maria Yazpik, Robin Tunney, Bret Cullen and Jennifer Lawrence 

Directed & Written by: Guillermo Arriaga

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 6.8/10, RT: 38% Rotten

Synopsis: A drama with a two-tiered storyline concerning a mother and daughter who try to form a bond after the young woman's difficult childhood.

Verdict: A very layered story you have to pay attention to as it time jumps and you connect the pieces, it held my attention but needed more of an emotional impact. Theron seems to get naked in every role she’s in. Lawrence in a pre-Hunger Games role is quite good.

 

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Burning Sands (2017) - a Netflix original movie 

Trevor Jackson, Tosin Cole, DeRon Horton, Alfre Woodard, Steve Harris, Trevante Rhodes

Directed by: Gerard McMurray (The First Purge)

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 6.1/10, RT: 88% Fresh

Synopsis: Deep into Hell Week, a favored pledgee is torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing.

Verdict: A great performance by Trevor Jackson is what keeps the interest in this movie, the hazing these fraternity pledges go through is worse than what R.Lee Ermey put the soldiers through in Full Metal Jacket. Have to admit I don’t understand the point of fraternity in College, what it’s for etc but the scary thing is this is based on the directors experiences! I just hope the film was an extreme look at that.

 

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Bushwick (2017)

Dave Bautista, Brittany Snow, Angelic Zambrana, Jeremie Harris

Directed by: Jonathan Milott & Cary Murnion

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 5.2/10, RT: 46% Rotten

Synopsis: BUSHWICK tells the story of twenty-year- old Lucy (Snow) and war veteran Stupe (Bautista). Texas, and other states (mostly Southern) are trying to secede from the U.S., and NYC is being used as a negotiation tool. Lucy meets Stupe after coming up from the subway into the military invasion of Brooklyn. Together they decide to cross the treacherous five blocks of Bushwick - littered with looters, local militias and the invading forces, in order to get home and be reunited with Lucy's grandmother.

Verdict: I enjoyed it, the single POV camera following the characters really works for this movie. It reminds me of the beginning of one of the Half-Life sequels, shades of The Purge 2 but more realistic and enjoyable. The political landscape causing the strife is never really explored except in one scene but it’s just background for the two main characters to survive. I’d recommend giving it a watch.

 

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BuyBust (2018)

Filipino Language, English subtitles 

Anne Curtis, Brandon Vera, Victor Neri, Arjo Atayde, Levi Ignacio

Directed by: Eric Matti

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 5.8/10, RT: 81% Fresh

Synopsis: After surviving the slaughter of her entire squad in a drug raid compromised by dirty cops, anti-narcotics special operative Nina Manigan (Anne Curtis), is eager to go head-to-head with the drug cartels that hold a bloody grip on Manila. But when her new mission in the city's most dangerous slum goes south, the angry civilians turn on her squad. Trapped between a brutal drug gang and hordes of bloodthirsty citizens, their only option is to fight their way out, turning one claustrophobic street at a time into a symphony of apocalyptic violence.

Verdict: Very reminiscent of The Raid but set in the streets of the slums of Manila, it’s also nowhere near as polished with the fighting and gun play but still a decent actioner with very good cinematography.

 

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The Bye Bye Man (2017)

Based upon the chapter “The Bridge to Body Island” from “The Presidents Vampire” by Robert Damon Schneck

Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Michael Trucco, Carrie-Ann Moss, Faye Dunaway & Doug Jones 

Directed by: Stacy Title 

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 4.3/10, RT: 20% Rotten

Synopsis: When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover its name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping The Bye Bye Man's existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate.

Verdict: Bye Bye Man went Bye Bye after 20 minutes.

 

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Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid (1969)

Burt Bacharach won an Oscar & Golden Globe for the soundtrack

Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katherine Ross

Directed by: George Roy Hill (The Sting)

Platform: NowTV 

IMDB: 8.1/10, RT: 90% Fresh

Synopsis: Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia.

Verdict: A fantastic --script and two great leads an entertaining movie makes! Great end sequence! Recommended!

 

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