The Imitation Game

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{5/5} “Sometimes it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.” The Imitation Game, released in 2014 Alan Turing is a mathematical genius who’s trying to crack Enigma, the German decryption machine. If he can, the Allies might just have a better chance at winning World […]

The Terminal

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{5/5} “I don’t let anyone look at my trash without an appointment.” The Terminal, released in 2004 Victor Novarski arrives in New York to discover that there’s been a military coup in his home country of Krakozhia. His passport is no longer valid. As a man without a country he has to stay at the […]

A Hologram for the King

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{4.5/5} “This is sales. You make estimates and you make plans. But then you get there and everything changes. But you make the sale.” A Hologram for the King, released in 2016 Alan is in Saudi Arabia to sell an IT solution to the king for his new city. But he has no idea when […]

Murdoch Mysteries (season 8)

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{5/5} “All right. Lying is one thing. Attacking the integrity of the great sport of wrestling, that is quite another.” Murdoch Mysteries season 8, aired in 2014-15 Thomas Brackenreid has retired after being beaten and left for dead — he’s taken up painting. Julia and Emily have joined the movement to get women the vote. […]

Moonraker

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{2/5} “Mr. Bond. You defy all my attempts to plan an amusing death for you.” Moonraker, released in 1979 The space shuttle Moonraker has been highjacked in midair while en route to the UK — James Bond must find out what happened to it. He starts by visiting Drax Industries in California, where the shuttle […]

Murdoch Mysteries (season 7)

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{5/5} “‘Sir, many people believe that a race of beings live inside the hollows of the Earth.’ ‘I don’t know what to say to that, George.’” Murdoch Mysteries season 7, aired in 2013-14 While onboard a ship Murdoch investigates both a missing young woman and a dead body. Murdoch and Crabtree chase a suspect to […]

Sommersby

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{5/5} “I never loved him the way that I love you.” Sommersby, released in 1993 Jack Sommersby returns from the Civil War finally after 6 years. His wife Laurel had thought he was dead. Everyone is happy to see him back, except Orin who was courting Laurel. The farmland is all dried up from years […]

Murdoch Mysteries (season 6)

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{5/5} “I wouldn’t put much truck into what that Mr. Briggs told you. He isn’t quite the full tin of biscuits.” Murdoch Mysteries season 6, aired in 2013 Darcy refuses to grant Julia a divorce — Julia and William decide to wait. George kisses Emily in a moment when he thinks they might not survive. […]

Jack of the Red Hearts

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{4.5/5} “What else can you do, girlie, huh?” Jack of the Red Hearts, released in 2015 Jack breaks her younger sister Coke out of her foster home, but she can’t really take care of her since she doesn’t have a home herself. Until she spots an ad for a live-in caretaker for an autistic child, […]

Anomalisa

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{4/5} “I love pressing the buttons… It’s so, I don’t know, buttony.” Anomalisa, released in 2016 Michael is an author who flies into Cincinnati for a day to give a presentation about customer service. He calls up his ex-girlfriend whom he hasn’t seen in 10 years but that doesn’t go well. He has a bit […]