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Addams Family Values

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{5/5} “I’m just like any modern woman trying to have it all. Loving husband, a family. It’s just, I wish I had more time to seek out the dark forces and join their hellish crusade.” Addams Family Values, released in 1993 Gomez and Morticia Addams have had a third child, Pubert. Wednesday and Pugsley try […]

The Addams Family

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{5/5} “‘It was my first funeral.’ ‘You were so beautiful, pale and mysterious. No one even looked at the corpse.’” The Addams Family, released in 1991 The Addams family is highly unusual but fabulously wealthy. The latter causes some people to try to steal from them, including their own lawyer. He cooks up a scheme […]

Long Shot

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{5/5} “Well, I wouldn’t call the President inexperienced. I mean, he did play a President on a very popular television show for over a decade.” Long Shot, released in 2019 Charlotte is the Secretary of State — the President has promised to endorse her run for the presidency as long as she keeps doing a […]

Brave

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{4.5/5} “Boys, don’t just play with your haggis.” Brave, released in 2012 Merida is a princess. Her mother is constantly teaching her about what a proper princess does, but she’d rather be out riding her horse and shooting arrows. When the time comes for the clans to present their suitors for Merida’s hand in marriage, […]

Late Night

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{4.5/5} “I hope I earned the privilege of your time.” Late Night, released in 2019 Katherine has been the host of a late night talk show for many years, but ratings have been declining — and her boss just told her that this is her last year. Her husband Walter suggests that if she wants […]

Yesterday

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{4.5/5} “What I’m offering you is the great and glorious poisoned chalice of money and fame.” Yesterday, released in 2019 Jack’s music career isn’t going anywhere so he decides to quit. When the lights go out all around the world for 12 seconds, he gets hit by a bus. Afterwards he realizes that he’s the […]

Inside Out

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{5/5} “Congratulations, San Francisco. You’ve ruined pizza. First the Hawaiians and now you.” Inside Out, released in 2015 Riley is an 11-year-old girl whose parents decide to move to San Francisco. She initially tries to make the best of it, but then decides to run away. Meanwhile, inside Riley’s mind are emotions that come to […]

Ad Astra

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{3/5} “I am ready to go, ready to do my job to the best of my ability. I am focused only on the essentials, to the exclusion of all else. I will make only pragmatic decisions. I will not allow myself to be distracted. I will not allow my mind to linger on that which […]

Spy

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{5/5} “I’m immune to 179 different types of poison. I know because I ingested them all at once when I was deep undercover in an underground poison-ingesting crime ring.” Spy, released in 2015 Susan Cooper works for the FBI — while Bradley Fine goes into the field on missions, she’s the voice in his ear […]

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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{5/5} “Maybe you could write a haiku to express your feelings.” Hunt for the Wilderpeople, released in 2016 Ricky is a kid who’s been in some trouble, and the police bring him to a couple who live in the middle of the country, Bella and Hec. Bella is enthusiastic about taking care of Ricky, but […]