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07/15/2013 - 1:20am
In the near future, giant monsters from another universe are coming to wreak havoc on Earth through a trans-dimensional portal on the floor of the Pacific Ocean.  At first, conventional military weapons are able to defeat the monsters, called Kaiju, but more creatures, larger and better adapted to take damage come through the portal and soon millions of people around the world are dead.  The governments of the world unite to fight the Kaiju and develop massive humanoid robots called Jaegers.
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07/07/2013 - 7:54pm
John Reid (Armie Hammer) is on a train returning to Colby, Texas in 1869.  Reid is the new district attorney for the territory that includes his home town of Colby.  Also in town is his brother Dan (James Badge Dale), Dan’s wife Rebecca (Ruth Wilson) and their young son.  Also on the train is dangerous outlaw Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner) who is being transported in chains to Colby to be hanged.  Chained with Cavendish is a Comanche Indian named Tonto (Johnny Depp).
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06/30/2013 - 10:14pm
World War Z
 
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06/16/2013 - 11:46pm
Don’t worry, there are no major spoilers.
 
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06/10/2013 - 1:18am
In the years following an economic collapse, a group known as the New Founding Fathers of America has been able to turn things around.  The economy is booming, the unemployment rate is less than one percent and crime is extremely low.  In order to maintain the hard work and goodwill of the people, the New Founding Fathers have established the Purge.  Once a year for 12 hours all crime is legal, including murder.  Only the highest ranking government officials are exempt from the Purge which is used to allow the people to vent all their rage and negative feelings.
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06/02/2013 - 10:35pm
Four magicians of varying fame, Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher) and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) are each given a Tarot card with an apartment’s address in New York City.  As they each arrive and introduce themselves, there is a noticeable tension between Daniel and Henley as she used to be his assistant before she struck out on her own.
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05/27/2013 - 2:22am
After their heist in Rio de Janeiro netted the gang a cool $100-million, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker) have settled down in a nation that has beautiful scenery and no extradition treaty with the United States.  Dom lives with Elena (Elsa Pataky) and Brian is with Dom’s sister Mia (Jordana Brewster) and their newborn son Jack.  The rest of the crew is scattered around the world enjoying the lifestyle their ill-gotten gains provides.  Agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) of the Diplomatic Security Service tracks Dom to his home.
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05/20/2013 - 12:36am

Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) has saved his first officer Spock (Zachary Quinto) from the heart of an active volcano on the planet Nibiru.  Doing so has exposed the indigenous population to the sight of the massive starship Enterprise rising from the depths of the ocean, violating the United Federation of Planets’ Prime Directive to not interfere with in the development of primitive alien societies.

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05/12/2013 - 9:41pm

Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a mysterious man of immense wealth living in a posh neighborhood outside of New York City in the 1920’s.  Numerous rumors swirl around Gatsby:  He is an assassin of/for the Kaiser, he’s a killer, he’s a titan of business.  Whatever is said about Gatsby, no one has any reliable information about his past or how he gained his wealth.  Massive parties are thrown on the Gatsby estate every weekend attracting the movers and shakers of the era.

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05/05/2013 - 10:12pm

Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) has had a rough time of it since the alien invasion of New York and his time with the Avengers as Iron Man.  Stark can’t sleep and when he does his dreams are filled with images of the worm hole and his falling and more.  To occupy his time, Stark has built several different versions of his Iron Man suit.  He now is up to the 42nd design.  Stark has also injected himself with microprocessors that allow him to control his suits remotely.