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Cabin Fever - Horror, Netflix                                                                        Cold Skin - Horror, Thriller, Netflix 

Calibre - Drama, Netflix                                                                               Collateral Damage - Action, Drama, NowTV

Wei cheng (Call of Heroes) - Martial Arts, Netflix                                        Coneheads - Comedy, Netflix 

The Calling - Crime, Thriller                                                                         Chung Cu Ma (Conjuring Spirit) - Horror, Drama, Netflix 

Cam - Thriller, Netflix                                                                                   Contratiempo (The Invisible Guest) - Crime, Thriller, Netflix 

The Campaign - Comedy, Netflix                                                                 The Colony - Sci-fi, Action

Canaries - Horror, Sci-fi, NowTV                                                                 Cop Out - Action, Comedy, Netflix 

Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh - Horror, Netflix                                   Contraband - Action, Drama, NowTV

Captain Phillips - Drama, True Story, NowTV                                             Corbin Nash - Action, Horror, NowTV

Capote - Drama, True Story, Netflix                                                            Crazy Heart - Music, Drama, NowTV

The Captive - Thriller, Netflix                                                                       Crack in the World - Sci-fi, Drama, Netflix 

Cardboard Gangsters - Drama, Netflix                                                       Crazy Rich Asians - Comedy, Drama, NowTV

Cargo - Horror, Drama, Netflix                                                                    Creature - Sci-fi, Horror, Netflix 

Catch Me If You Can - Drama, True Story, NowTV                                     Creed 2 - Action, Drama, Netflix 

Catfight - Comedy, Drama, Netflix                                                              Creep 2 - Thriller, Horror, Netflix 

Central Intelligence - Action, Comedy                                                        Crossing Point - Action, Thriller, Netflix 

Changing Lanes - Action, Drama, NowTV                                                 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny - Martial Arts, Drama, Netflix 

Chappie - Action, Sci-fi, Netflix                                                                   The Crucifixion - Horror, Netflix 

Charlie's Angels - Action, Comedy, NowTV                                               Cruel Intentions - Drama, Netflix 

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle - Action, Comedy, NowTV                          The Cured - Horror, Drama, Netflix 

Chui lung (Chasing The Dragon)  - Action, Drama, Netflix                         Additions

Cheech and Chong’s The Corsican Brothers - Comedy, Netflix                 Circus of Fear - Mystery, TV

The Circle - Drama, Netflix                                                                         Code Name: Emerald - Spy, Drama, From TV

Cities of Last Things - Sci-fi, Drama, Netflix 

Cidade de Deus (City of God) - Crime, Drama, Netflix 

City Slickers - Comedy, Netflix 

Clear and Present Danger - Action, Thriller, NowTV

Clinical - Psychological Thriller, Netflix 

Close - Action, Thriller, Netflix 

Closed Circuit - Thriller, Netflix 

Cloud Atlas - Sci-fi, Drama, Netflix 

The Cloverfield Paradox - Sci-fi, Thriller, Netflix 

Coach Carter - True Story, Sports, Drama, Netflix 

Cockneys Vs Zombies - Comedy, Horror, Action, Netflix 

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Cabin Fever (2016)

A pointless remake of Cabin Fever (2002) 

Gage Golightly, Matthew Daddario, Samuel Davis, Nadine Crocker

Directed by: Travis Zariwny

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 3.7/10, RT: 0% Rotten

Synopsis: While visiting their getaway cabin, five friends succumb to a flesh-eating disease.

Verdict: Pointless remake of the Eli Roth 2002 movie, just watch that one.

 

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Calibre (2018) - a Netflix Original Movie 

Jack Lowden, Martin McCann, Tony Curran, Ian Pirie, Kate Bracken & Kitty Lovett

Written & Directed by: Matt Palmer

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 6.7/10, RT: 94% Fresh

Synopsis: A shocking deed turned their weekend trip into a nightmare. Now their only hope is to swallow their paranoia and act normal.

Verdict: Great cinematography and very well acted, the tension and uneasiness comes across very well. Recommended!

 

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Wei cheng (Call of Heroes) (2016)

Language: Cantonese with English subtitles 

Ching Wan Lau, Eddie Peng, Louis Koo, Jing Wu, Shuying Jiang

Directed by: Benny Chan

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 6.5/10, RT: 100% Fresh

Synopsis: In 1910 China the country is split after the fall of the Qing dynasty and different warlords battle for power with Cao Ying being the most vicious, a group of warriors stand up to him to protect their village.

Verdict: The movies looks great, the score is pretty good and the Kung-Fu action top notch. Recommended!

 

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The Calling (2014)

Based upon the novel The Calling (2008) by Michael Redhill under pen name Inger Ash Wolfe

Susan Sarandon, Gil Bellows, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, Donald Sutherland & Christopher Heyerdahl

Directed by: Jason Stone

Platform: Recorded from TV

IMDB: 5.8/10, RT: 52% Rotten

Synopsis: Sarandon plays a Detective in the small sleepy town of Fort Dundas where not much happens until a string of gruesome murders pits her against a strange serial killer driven by a higher calling.

Verdict: Great cast, good performances but there isn’t near enough tension that’s needed and it does plod along at times.

 

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Cam (2018) - a Netflix Original Movie 

Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melorca Walters, Devin Druid, Imani Hakim

Directed by: Daniel Goldhaber

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 6/10

Synopsis: In Daniel Goldhaber and Isa Mazzei's paranoid horror thriller "Cam," an erotic webcam performer (Brewer) finds her followers stolen by a doppelganger who hijacks her channel, pushes the sexual envelope farther, and otherwise seems determined to destroy her life. A new kind of identity theft!

Verdict: I really enjoyed this, you can tell it was heavily influenced by Black Mirror, very well acted by Brewer.

 

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The Campaign (2012)

Will Ferrell, Zach Galafianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, Katherine LaNasa, Sarah Baker, Brian Cox, John Lithgrow & Dan Ackroyd

Directed by: Jay Roach (Austin Powers, Meet the Parents)

Platform: Netflix 

IMdB: 6.1/10, RT: 66% Fresh

Synopsis: An incumbent Representative embroiled in personal scandal faces a no-holds-barred challenge from a naive newcomer funded by two unscrupulous billionaire lobbyist brothers.

Verdict: I don’t normally like Will Ferrell but he works here in this quite entertaining political comedy.

(There is a mid-credits scene)

 

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Canaries (2017)

Hannah Daniel, Robert Pugh, Robert Boulter, Craig Russell, Sheena Bhattessa

Written & Directed by: Peter Stray

Platform: NowTV 

IMDB: 4/10

Synopsis: The first wave of an alien invasion coincides with a New Years Eve party in a Welsh valley.

Verdict: Awful.

 

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Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)

Tony Todd, Kelly Rowan, William O’Leary, Bill Nunn, Timothy Carhart

Directed by: Bill Condon (Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1& 2, Mr Holmes)

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 5.3/10, RT: 29% Rotten

Synopsis: The Candyman moves on to New Orleans and starts his horrific murders once more. This time, his intended victim is a school teacher. Her father was killed by the Candyman, and brother wrongly accused of the murders

Verdict: Boring sequel.

 

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Captain Phillips (2013)

Based on the true story detailed in the book “A Captains Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS and Dangerous Days at Sea” by Richard Phillips

Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener, Faysal Ahmed

Directed by: Paul Greengrass (Bourne Supremacy, Bourne Ultimatum, Jason Bourne)

Platform: NowTV 

IMDB: 7.8/10, RT: 93% Fresh

Synopsis: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Verdict: Tense drama with top notch acting from Hanks, great movie. Recommended!

 

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Capote (2005)

Based upon the true story of Truman Capote’s coverage of the murders of the Clutter family in Kansas in 1959 which he would later detail in his non-fiction book “In Cold Blood”

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr, Catherine Keener, Chris Cooper & Bruce Greenwood

Directed by: Bennett Miller (Moneyball, Foxcatcher)

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 7.8/10, RT: 90% Fresh

Synopsis: In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel “In Cold Blood”, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.

Verdict: Captivating performance by Hoffman which earned him an Oscar for best actor.

 

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The Captive (2014)

Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand & Alexia Fast

Written & Directed by: Atom Egoyan

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 5.9/10, RT: 30% Rotten

Synopsis: Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.

Verdict: Beautifully shot, the best thing about this movie is Ryan Reynolds performance which really does show he has some range, unfortunately the film itself is convoluted and time jumps all over the place, it was booed at Cannes film festival which is a bit harsh.

 

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Cardboard Gangsters (2017)

John Connors, Fionn Walton, Kierston Wareing, Toni O’Rourke, Jimmy Smallhorne

Directed by: Mark O’Connor 

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 6.4/10, RT: 94% Fresh

Synopsis: A group of young Cardboard Gangsters attempt to gain control of the drug trade in Darndale, chasing the glorified lifestyle of money, power and sex.

Verdict: Pretty good indie Irish crime drama, worth a watch.

 

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Cargo (2017) - a Netflix original movie 

Feature length remake of the 7 minute short film Cargo (2013)

Simone Landers, Martin Freeman, Susie Porter, Kris McQuade, Bruce R Carter, Anthony Hayes

Directed by: Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 6.3/10, RT: 87% Fresh

Synopsis: After an epidemic spreads all over Australia, a father searches for someone willing to protect his daughter.

Verdict: A decent Zombie flick with a good performance from Martin Freeman, worth a watch.

 

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Based on the biography “Catch Me If You Can” by Frank Abagnale Jr

Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye & Amy Adams

Directed by: Steven Spielberg 

Platform: NowTV 

IMDB: 8.1/10, RT: 95% Fresh

Synopsis: A seasoned FBI agent pursues Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and a legal prosecutor.

Verdict: Really fun, true story of a con man who began at 16 years old. Leo at his best, the movie goes at a good pace with genuine funny moments. Recommended!

 

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Catfight (2016)

Sandra Oh, Anna Heche, Alicia Silverstone

Written & Directed by: Onor Tukel

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 5.8/10, RT: 75% Fresh

Synopsis: The rivalry between two former college friends comes to a head when they both attend the same glamorous event.

Verdict: Dark, Violent but funny at the same time. The first 20 minutes seems like another usual comedy till takes a turn for the violent and then weird and never leaves that destination! Both leads are awesome and commit, I really enjoyed this odd black comedy!

I didn’t even recognise Alicia Silverstone!

 

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Central Intelligence (2016)

Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Danielle Nicolet, Amy Ryan, Jason Bateman & Aaron Paul

Directed by: Rawson Mitchell Thurber (Dodgeball, Skyscraper)

Platform: Recorded from TV

IMDB: 6.3/10, RT: 71%

Synopsis: After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

Verdict: Enjoyable action comedy, more for the chemistry between the two leads rather than the tired plot.

(there is a short blooper reel before the credits)

 

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Changing Lanes (2002)

Ben Affleck, Samuel L Jackson, Kim Staunton, Toni Collette, Sydney Pollack & Richard Jenkins

Directed by: Roger Michell (Notting Hill)

Platform: NowTV 

IMDB: 6.5/10, RT: 77% Fresh

Synopsis: The story of what happens one day in New York City, when a young lawyer and a businessman share a small automobile accident on F.D.R. Drive, and their mutual road rage escalates into a feud.

Verdict: Enjoyable thriller with good performances from both leads.

 

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Chappie (2015)

Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser

Directed by: Neil Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium)

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 6.8/10, RT: 32% Rotten

Synopsis: In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.

Verdict: Enjoyable enough, Jackman has the worst haircut in the history of cinema!

 

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Charlie’s Angels (2000)

Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bill Murray, Sam Rockwell, Kelly Lynch and Tim Curry

Directed by: McG

Platform: NowTV 

IMDB: 5.8/10, RT: 68% Fresh

Synopsis: Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.

Verdict: Awful, turned it off after 10 minutes.

 

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Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bernie Mac, Crispin Glover, Justin Theroux, Robert Patrick, Demi Moore

Directed by: McG

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 4.9/10, RT: 42% Rotten

Synopsis: The Angels investigate a series of murders which occur after the theft of a witness protection profile database.

Verdict: Urgh, they made a sequel.

 

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Chui lung (Chasing The Dragon) (2017)

Language: Cantonese & Thai with English subtitles 

Remake of “To Be Number One” (1991) Based upon the real life gangster Ng Sek-ho

Donnie Yen, Andy Lau, Phillip Keung, Kent Cheng, Ben Ng, Bryan Larkin, Dongdong Xu

Directed by: Jason Kwan, Jing Wong, Aman Chang

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 6.8/10, RT: 50% Rotten

Synopsis: An illegal immigrant from Mainland China sneaks into corrupt British-colonized Hong Kong in 1963, transforming himself into a ruthless and emerging drug lord.

Verdict: Decent crime drama with very good performances by Yen & Lau, it does drag at times and is a little hokey in the beginning but once it gets going it’s good. I don’t know why they dubbed over the white actors voices as the lip sync is awful, why not hire actors who can act and save dubbing!

 

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Cheech and Chong’s The Corsican Brothers (1984)

Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Roy Dotrice, Shelby Chong, Rae Dawn Chong

Directed by: Tommy Chong (Up in Smoke)

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 4.7/10

Synopsis: Two brothers who can feel each others' pain and pleasure mess up the French revolution.

Verdict: God this was awful.

 

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Chef (2014)

Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Emjay Anthony, Robert Downey Jr, Dustin Hoffman & Oliver Platt

Written & Directed by: Jon Favreau (Swingers, Iron Man)

Platform: Recorded from TV

IMDB: 7.3/10, RT: 87% Fresh

Synopsis: A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

Verdict: Favreau back to his “Swingers” best in this comedy/road trip movie, really enjoyable. Recommended!

 

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The Circle (2017) - a Netflix original movie 

Based upon the novel “The Circle” (2013) by Dave Eggers

Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Ellar Coltrane, Glenn Headley, Bill Paxton, Karen Gillan & Patton Oswalt 

Directed by: James Ponsoldt

Platform: Netflix

IMDB: 5.8/10, RT: 15% Rotten

Synopsis: When Mae (Watson) is hired to work for the world's largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company's founder, Eamon Bailey (Hanks) to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes, begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.

Verdict: By the end of the movie I was still waiting for something to happen, it’s well acted but just ambles along and by the end it just serves as a cautionary tale about privacy, social media and big tech companies, no drama, no tension, no nothing. Don’t waste your time.

Anitrust from 2001 at least has a conspiracy theory, drama and some tension while following a somewhat similar premise, watch that instead!

 

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Cities of Last Things (2018) - a Netflix original movie 

Language: Mandarin & English with English subtitles 

Lu Huang, Louise Grinberg, Hong-Chi Lee, Ivy Yin, Jack Kao 

Written & Directed by: Wi Ding Ho

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 6.1/10, Rt: 79% Fresh

Synopsis: This is a story about a common man who has extraordinary events in his mundane life. The film depicts the protagonist's turns of events in three eras, three seasons, three nights, in the same city, as told with reverse chronology.

Verdict: It starts of intriguing enough but it just didn’t hold my interest.

 

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