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Dallas Buyers Club - Biography, Drama, Netflix                                Django Unchained - Action, Drama, NowTV

Damascus Cover - Thriller, NowTV                                                   D.O.A. - Neo-noir, Mystery, From TV

Damsel - Comedy, Western, NowTV                                                 The Do-Over - Comedy, Netflix 

Dance Flick - Comedy, Netflix                                                            Dont Go - Mystery, NowTV                                     

Danger One - Action, Comedy, NowTV                                             The Domestics - Action, Netflix 

Dark Crimes - Crime, True Story, NowTV                                         The Doll - Horror, Netflix 

Dark Shadows - Horror/Comedy, Netflix                                           Don't Knock Twice - Horror, Netflix 

Dark Minds - Drama, NowTV                                                            Don't Look Now - Thriller, NowTV

The Dark Tower - Action, Fantasy, Netflix                                         Don't Worry Baby - Drama, Netflix 

The Darkest Dawn - Sci-Fi, Drama, Netflix                                       Double Jeopardy - Crime, Drama, Netflix 

Darkest Hour - Biography, Drama, NowTV                                       The Devils Tomb - Horror, Action, Horror Channel 

Darkness Visible - Horror, NowTV                                                    Down a Dark Hall - Supernatural, Netflix 

Daughter of the Wolf - Action, NowTV                                              Dragon (Wu xia) - Crime, Drama, Netflix 

The Dawn Wall - Documentary, Netflix                                             Dracula - Horror, Horror channel 

Day of the Dead: Bloodline - Horror, Netflix                                     Drive Hard - Action, Netflix 

Dayveon - Drama, Netflix                                                                 The Drop - Crime, Drama, Netflix 

Dazed and Confused - Comedy, Netflix                                           The Drowning - Thriller, Netflix 

Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) - Black comedy, Netflix      Dublin Oldschool - Drama, Netflix 

Dead Man Walking - Drama, Netflix                                                 Due Date - Comedy, Netflix 

Deadly Expose - Thriller, Netflix 

Deadly Impact - Action, Netflix 

Dean - Comedy, Drama, NowTV

Death Race: Beyond Anarchy - Action, NowTV

Death Wish - Action, Thriller, NowTV

Death Wish (2018) - Action, Thriller, Netflix 

Dead Rising: Watchtower - Action, Comedy, TV

The Debt Collector - Action, Comedy, Netflix 

Deceit - In the U.S. its called "Where is Kyra?" - Drama, NowTV

Deepstar Six - Sci-fi, Horror, From TV

Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War - Documentary, Netflix 

Deliver Us From Evil - Horror, Mystery, Netflix

Delivery Man - Comedy, Netflix 

The Delta Force - Action, Netflix

Den of Thieves - Action, Crime, Netflix 

Deadly Detention - Horror, Netflix 

Detroit - Factual, Drama, Netflix 

Devils Gate - Sci-fi, NowTV

Did you Hear About The Morgans? - Comedy, Netflix 

The Dilemma - Comedy, Netflix 

The Dinner - Drama, Netflix 

Dirt - Action, Drama, Netflix 

Dirty Harry - Action, Thriller, From TV

The Discovery - Sci-fi, Drama, Netflix 

Disney's A Christmas Carol - Animation, NowTV

Dismissed - Thriller, Netflix 

Distorted - Thriller, Netflix 

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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Based on the true story of Ron Woodroof

Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn, Denis O'Hare & Michael O'Neill

Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallee

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 8/10, RT: 93% Fresh

McConaughey won the Oscar for best actor, Leto won the Oscar for best supporting actor

Synopsis: In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.

Verdict: Entertaining drama with two excellent performances by Mcconaughey and Leto. Recommended!

 

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Damascus Cover (2017)

Olivia Thirlby, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, John Hurt, Jurgen Prochnow

Directed by: David Zelik Berk 

Platform: NowTV

IMDB: 5.1/10, RT: 14% Rotten

Synopsis: A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival during an undercover mission in Syria.

Verdict: Didn't interest me, Rhys Meyers was phoning it in, if he can't be bothered I don't see why I should.

 

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Damsel (2018)

Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner

Written & Directed by: David & Nathan Zellner

Platform: NowTV

IMDB: 5.6/10, RT: 69% Fresh

Synopsis: It's the Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.

Verdict: A comedy in the vein of Coen Brothers, it has its moments but there are large periods where literally nothing happens, to the point where less patient will turn it off. Pattinson is quite good but I still don't see him as Batman.

 

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Dance Flick (2009)

Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Shoshana Bush, Damon Wayans Jr, Chris Elliott, Christina Murphy 

Directed by: Damien Dante Wayans

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 3.5/10, RT: 18% Rotten

Synopsis: Street dancer Thomas Uncles is from the wrong side of the tracks, but his bond with the beautiful Megan White might help the duo realize their dreams as they enter in the mother of all dance battles.

Verdict: Another unfunny Wayan brothers parody. Who keeps giving the 25 Wayan brothers money to make this crud?

 

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Danger One (2018)

Tom Everett Scott, James Jurdi, Angelica Celaya, Denis O'Hare, Michael O'Neill

Directed by: Tom Oesch

Platform: NowTV

IMDB: 5.8/10

Synopsis: While transporting a dying man to the hospital, two paramedics find a million dollars in cash sewn into his clothing. When the man dies, they decide to keep it, setting them on a path for a hellish night of violence and mayhem.

Verdict: Didn't hold my interest, acting from the two leads was a bit amateur, gave it 20 minutes.

 

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Dark Crimes (2016)

Based upon the investigative article "True Crimes: A Postmodern Murder Mystery" published in the New Yorker in 2008 by David Gans about the real life convicted murderer Krystian Bala, who was eventually tied to the unsolved murder of Polish businessman Dariusz Janiszewski after detectives found Bala's fictional novel "Amok" contained a fictional version of the real life killing using information only the police and murderer would know!

Jim Carrey, Marton Csokas, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kati Outinen, Vlad Ivanov

Directed by: Alexandros Avranas

Platform: NowTV

IMDB: 5.1/10, RT: 0% Rotten

Synopsis: Tadek, a police officer who finds similarities between the assassination of a policeman and a crime narrated in a book by the writer, Krystov Kozlow. When Tadek begins to track down Kozlow and his girlfriend, a mysterious underground sex club worker, his obsession will grow and descend to the underworld of sex, lies and corruption to find the terrible truth.

Verdict: Its interesting to see Jim Carrey in a subdued straight role but the true story seems vastly more interesting than this plodding interpretation.

 

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Dark Shadows (2012)

Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Harley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Grace Moretz & Christopher Lee

Directed by: Tim Burton

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 6.2/10, RT: 36% Rotten

Synopsis: An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

Verdict: Never watched or know anything of the original TV series, it starts off ok and seems typical Burton until you see a vampire redirect a house while the Carpenters are playing. After that I sort of lost interest, I thought Depp was good though.

 

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Dark Minds (2017)

Called "Aardvark" in North America 

Zachary Quinto, Jenny Slate, Sheila Vand, Jon Hamm

Directed by: Brian Shoaf

Platform: NowTV

IMDB: 4.5/10, RT: 12% Rotten

Synopsis: Emily Milburton is a therapist who is struggling with personal problems. Things change when she meets her new patient, Josh Norman, who is mentally ill. Josh starts to develop feelings for Emily but things get interesting when Emily falls for Josh's brother, Craig.

Verdict: I was bored after 20 minutes. 

 

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The Dark Tower (2017)

Based upon and also a kind of sequel to The Dark Tower series of novels by Stephen King 

Idris Elba, Matthew Mcconaughey, Tom Taylor, Denis Haysbert, Claudia Kim & Jackie Earle Haley

Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel

Platform: Netflix

IMDB: 5.6/10, RT: 16% Rotten

Synopsis: A boy haunted by visions of a dark tower from a parallel reality teams up with the tower's disillusioned guardian to stop an evil warlock known as the Man in Black who plans to use the boy to destroy the tower and open the gates of Hell.

Verdict: Being a fan of the overall story and characters (but not all the books) I had been avoiding this film like the plague. Well, I didn't hate it, in fact it was better than I thought and parts of it I really enjoyed. However, it would serve better as a TV series, with a runtime of only 1hr 49mins it's asking a lot to put even the basis of a trilogy of movies into that short of time. Elba is a highlight and his chemistry with Taylor was a great representation of the book, I probably enjoyed it more than most, especially looking at that RT rating!

 

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The Darkest Dawn (2016)

Bethan Leadley, Cherry Wallis, Jess Cleverly, Sarah Perugia

Directed by: Drew Casson

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 4.1/10

Synopsis: The movie that tells the story of two teenage sisters as Britain descends into an alien apocalypse. Told through the eyes of the younger sister, the sisters' descent into a post apocalyptic hell where they must choose between humanity and brutality in the fight for survival.

Verdict: B-Movie British Alien invasion movie, very amateurish!

 

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Darkest Hour (2017)

Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, Ronald Pickup

Directed by: Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Pan)

Platform: NowTV

IMDB: 7.4/10, RT: 85% Fresh

Gary Oldman won an Oscar for Best Actor

Synopsis: In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.

Verdict: A captivating performance by Gary Oldman in a not always captivating movie on the events leading up to Dunkirk.

 

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Darkness Visible (2019)

English language & Hindi (with English subtitles)

Jaz Deol, Salome Gunnarsdottir, Neil Bhoopalam, Seema Biswas & Sayani Gupta

Directed by: Neil Biswas

Platform: NowTV

IMDB: 5.5/10

Synopsis: London-raised Ronnie returns to his home in India to discover his mother Suleka has died in mysterious circumstances. As he uncovers a series of similar past murders, Ronnie's own inner-darkness come to light.

Vertigo: Actually not a bad low key horror, pretty well acted.

 

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Daughter of the Wolf (2019)

Gina Carano, Ricard Dreyfuss, Brendan Fehr, Sydelle Noel

Directed by: David Hackl (Saw V)

Platform: NowTV

IMDB: 5.9/10, RT: 22% Rotten

Synopsis: A military veteran hunts the men who kidnapped her son.

Verdict: Typical low budget DTV actioner with a surprisingly decent cast, however the --script is awful and full of cliches.

 

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The Dawn Wall (2017)

Documentary 

Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson, John Branch

Directed by: Josh Lowell & Peter Mortimer

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 8.1, RT: 100% Fresh

In an unbelievable story of perseverance, free climber Tommy Caldwell and climbing partner Kevin Jorgeson attempt to scale the impossible 3000ft Dawn Wall of El Capitan.

Just an amazing documentary, highly recommended.

 

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Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018)

Remake of Day of the Dead (1985)

Sophie Skelton, Johnathon Schaech, Jeff Gum, Marcos Vanco, Lillian Blankenship

Directed by: Hector Hernandez Vicens 

Platform: Netflix

IMDB: 3.4/10, RT: 13% Rotten

Synopsis: A small group of military personnel and survivalists dwell in an underground bunker as they seek to find a cure in a world overrun by zombies.

Verdict: A poor remake of the original.

 

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Dayveon (2017)

Devin Blackmon, Dontrell Bright, Lachion Buckingham, Kordell Johnson, Marquell Manning, Chasity Moore

Directed by: Amman Abbasi

Platform: Netflix

IMDB: 6.4/10, RT: 71% Fresh

Synopsis: In the wake of his older brother's death, 13-year-old Dayveon spends the sweltering summer days roaming his rural Arkansas town. When he falls in with a local gang, he becomes drawn to the camaraderie and violence of their world.

Verdict: Not a bad indie film, it didn't always hold my interest but its only 1hr 15mins long.

 

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Dazed and Confused (1993)

Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew Mcconaughey, Rory Cochrane, Joey Lauren Adams, Milla Jovovich, Shawn Andrews, Adam Goldberg, Sasha Jenson, Cole Hauser, Parker Posey, Ben Affleck, Michelle Burke

Written & Directed by: Richard Linklater

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 7.6/10, RT: 91% Fresh

Synopsis: It's the last day of school at a high school in a small town in Texas in 1976. The upperclassmen are hazing the incoming freshmen, and everyone is trying to get stoned, drunk, or laid, even the football players that signed a pledge not to.

Verdict: I've always been a big fan of Linklater and this didn't disappoint. A slice of 1970s America seen through the eyes of students, great cast and --script, typical Linklater which I really enjoyed.

 

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Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (2018)

Tom Wilkinson, Aneurin Barnard, Marion Bailey, Freya Mavor, Christopher Eccleston

Written & Directed by: Tom Edmunds

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 6.2/10, RT: 45% Rotten

Synopsis: After his ninth unsuccessful attempt on his own life, a young man outsources his suicide to an ageing assassin. "If you're serious about ending it, you need professional help"

Verdict: A decent black comedy with a few moments of genuine humour, however thats mostly due to the excellent Tom Wilkinson and when he's not on screen the film loses my interest, the young lead Barnard sleep walks through most of the film. Worth a watch though.

 

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Dead Man Walking (1995)

Based upon the non-fiction book "Dead Man Walking" (1993) by Sister Helen Prejean

Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry, R.Lee Ermey, Ceila Watson, Lois Smith

Directed by: Tim Robbins

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 7.5/10, RT: 95% Fresh

Susan Sarandon won an Oscar for Best Actress

Synopsis: A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.

Verdict: Very good drama with great performances by Penn & Sarandon.

 

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Deadly Expose (2017)

Melissa Archer, Brandon Beemer, Marlon Aquino, Lauralee Bell

Directed by: Chris Jaymes

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 3.4/10

Synopsis: A detective suspects that a secret dating mobile app is actually connected with the murders that have been happening in her town.

Verdict: For a DTV movie it's actually well acted but it feels too much like an extended episode of CSI, Law & Order or Criminal Minds, pick one.

 

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Deadly Impact (2010)

Sean Patrick Flanery, Joe Pantoliano, Carmen Serano, Greg Serano

Directed by: Robert Kurtzman (Wishmaster)

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 5.3/10

Synopsis: A police officer with a painful past returns home to help the FBI track down a mastermind assassin.

Verdict: Typical cliched B-Movie, yawn.

 

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Dean (2016)

Demetri Martin, Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs, Mary Steenburgen

Written & Directed by: Demetri Martin (directorial debut)

Platform: NowTV

IMDB: 6.2/10, RT: 61% Fresh

Synopsis: A comedy about loss, grief, and the redemptive power of love. Dean is a NY illustrator who falls hard for an LA woman while trying to prevent his father from selling the family home in the wake of his mother's death.

Verdict: I thought this was a great little indie film, alot of the themes seem familiar and have been done before and probably better but the cast are all likeable and there is enough humour to make it work and seem fresh.

 

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Death Race: Beyond Anarchy (2018)

Zach McGowan, Danny Glover, Danny Trejo, Lucy Aarden, Cassie Clare, Christine Marzano, Cameron Jack

Directed by: Don Michael Paul (Half Past Dead, Lake Placid 4, Tremors 5, Kindergarten Cop 2)

Platform: NowTV

IMDB: 5.3/10

Synopsis: After an attack on inmate Frankenstein fails, a Black Ops specialist enters the maximum prison to join the illegal Death Race and take down Frankenstein.

Verdict: Gratuitous sex, nudity, violence, blood with a paper thin story and B movie acting... whats not to like! The 4th entry inti the Death Race franchise, I remember the first one with Jason Statham I didn't realise there were three more! The race scenes are entertaining enough but the rest is forgettable, better off sticking a Mad Max movie on, any of them.

 

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Death Wish (1974)

Based upon the novel "Death Wish" (1972) by Brian Garfield

Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia, Steven Keats

Directed by: Michael Winner (The Mechanic, The Sentinel, The Big Sleep, Death Wish 2 & 3)

Platform: NowTV

IMDB: 7/10, RT: 65% Fresh

Marks the film debut of Jeff Goldblum.

Synopsis: A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.

Verdict: A decent revenge thriller ruined only by the awful 70s soundtrack, reading some of the old reviews regarding the violence and theme of the movie most of those reviewers will be aghast at what came later!

 

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Dead Rising: Watchtower (2015)

Based upon the video game series "Dead Rising" and is set between Dead Rising 2 & 3

Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen, Keegan Connor Tracy, Dennis Haysbert

Directed by: Zach Lipovsky (Leprechaun: Origins)

Platform: Recorded from TV

IMDB: 5.2/10

Synopsis: A group of people fight to survive in a zombie-infested town.

Verdict: Anyone who has played the video game series knows its played for laughs and is pretty daft, the film does a great job of adapting that. If you like zombies, interesting ways of disposing them and Sharknado level acting, this film is for you! However the 2 hour run time might put you off.

 

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