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09/28/2014 - 2:51am
Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is a simple man with simple needs.  He lives in a small apartment in Boston, takes the train and bus to a home improvement warehouse, works hard and is well liked by his co-workers.  He’s helping Ralphie (Johnny Skourtis) prepare for the exam to become a security officer.  He’s a creature of habit and precision; traits he honed in a dark past he’s trying to leave behind as a highly-trained intelligence operative.
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09/21/2014 - 3:18pm
Wallace Bryton and Teddy Craft (Justin Long and Haley Joel Osment) are hosts of the “Not-See Podcast.”  They scour the internet looking for weird, funny and viral videos and talk about the people in them.  Then Wallace goes and interviews the participants.  Teddy doesn’t like to fly so Wallace acts as his eyes, hence the name Not-See.  Wallace is off to Canada to interview the man behind the viral video called the “Kill Bill Boy.”  He is seen in the video wielding a katana then accidently cutting his own right leg off above the knee.
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09/14/2014 - 3:46am
Colin (Idris Elba) killed a man in a bar fight and was convicted of manslaughter.  After serving five years, he’s up for parole; however, he’s also a suspect in the murder of five young women.  Prosecutors didn’t have enough evidence to try Colin for the five murders so they took the one conviction they knew they could win to get him off the streets.  One of the parole board members, Dr. Ross (Wilbur Fitzgerald), knows Colin is a suspect and states he believes Colin is a narcissist who becomes violent when he doesn’t get his way with women.
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09/07/2014 - 8:27pm
Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is a retired CIA field operative living a quiet life in Switzerland.  He’s approached by his former spy boss John Hanley (Bill Smitrovich) to help extract a deep cover operative from Russia.  Natalia Ulanova (Mediha Musliovic) was recruited by Devereaux several years ago and has been the assistant to former Russian General Arkady Federov (Lazar Ristovski) who will soon be elected to the presidency.
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08/31/2014 - 12:20am
Mason (Ellar Coltrane) and his sister Samantha (Lorelei Linklater) are being raised by their single mother Olivia (Patricia Arquette).  Their dad Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke) is working in Alaska at various jobs.  Olivia is going back to school and ends up marrying her Bill Welbrock (Marco Perella), her psychology teacher.  For a while, Olivia, Bill, Mason, Samantha and Bill’s two kids from a previous marriage are happy but Bill’s drinking and abusive behavior kills that relationship.  Mason and Samantha are growing and changing as is Mason, Sr.
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08/24/2014 - 10:39pm
The residents of Basin City, better known as Sin City, lead a hard life of drinking, smoking, infidelity and crime.  Marv (Mickey Rourke) enjoys beating up punks and anyone who deserves it.  Dwight (Josh Brolin), a private eye fighting his demons, has a woman from his past reenter his life.  That woman, Ava Lord (Eva Green), is a dame to kill for who broke Dwight’s heart but still occupies his thoughts.
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08/17/2014 - 10:55pm
Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and his group of mercenaries known as the Expendables are on a mission to free an original team member named Doc (Wesley Snipes) from a high security prison in a foreign country.  Once he’s free the real mission can begin.  Ross and company have an assignment from the CIA in Somalia to take out a billionaire arms dealer who is responsible for much of the unrest in Africa.  That arms dealer turns out to be another of the original Expendables Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) who Ross thought he had killed.
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08/10/2014 - 10:28pm
New York City TV news reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) is assigned feel-good, fluff news stories; but she wants to break into hard news and is trying to make her mark with stories about a recent crime wave caused by the criminal gang known as the Foot Clan.  Her videographer Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) wishes April would be patient and wait for her chance.  He also wishes she would go out with him on a date.  While driving through the city in the TV station van, April and Vern notice people running out of the subways in panic.
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08/03/2014 - 1:41pm
In the minutes following the death of his mother from cancer, young Peter Quill (played as an adult by Chris Pratt) is abducted by an alien spaceship.  Peter was taken by a group of pirates called Ravagers that are led by Yondu (Michael Rooker).  Raised by Yondu, Peter is taught the ways of space pirating and grows into a strong, charming and ambitious young man.  Sent by Yondu to an abandoned planet, Peter acquires a shiny metallic orb held suspended by a force field.
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07/27/2014 - 3:32pm