Category 2020

Fantasy Island

Fantasy Island is the colorful and Sardinian island of the mysterious millionaire Mr. Roarke (Michael Pena), located in the middle of the blue ocean, away from civilization. Roarke, who seems to have astonishing powers, offers on his island for a considerable fee the paying customers to fulfill their deepest desires, dreams and fantasies in the truest sense of the word. And the new guests want a lot – some want action and war, others party and sex, others long to correct the biggest mistake in their lives or take revenge on old enemies. But the vacation on Fantasy Island becomes a horror trip and the avoidable paradise becomes a death trap when a series of murders shakes the island...

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The Call of the Wild

Sled dogs were very popular during the gold rush in the 1890s in Yukon, Canada, on the world-famous Klondike River. And Buck is a very special example of these amazing animals. His story begins on a ranch in the Santa Clara Valley, California, when the then spoiled and spoiled domestic dog Buck is stolen from his home and put into service against his will as a sled dog in Alaska. In the harsh, vast, and icy environment, Buck becomes increasingly wild and unruly. Here he has to fight to survive and dominate the other dangerous dogs. He befriends the tough and hermit John Thornton (Harrison Ford)...

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The Lodge

Since the journalist Richard (Richard Armitage) left for his new younger friend Grace (Riley Keough) and his wife Laura (Alicia Silverstone), the house blessing has been crooked. Especially his two children, the little Mia (Lia McHugh) and the older Aidan (Jaeden Martell), take this very badly at their father and show their displeasure especially Grace, which they punish with rejection and non-observance. To smooth the waves, everyone drives together over the Christmas holidays to a remote hut. However, the drama begins when the family man has to go back to town for two days before the holidays to work. So his girlfriend is left alone with the kids. What would be a perfect time to approach each other quickly turns out to be a fallacy, because in the meantime Mia and Aidan have found out that their stepmother was previously a member of a Christian sect...

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Birds Of Prey

Ex-psychiatrist and avowed baseball fan Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) just broke up with her boyfriend Joker (played in “Suicide Squad” by Jared Leto) and is looking for new horizons in Gotham. She soon meets them in the form of the superhero troop “Birds Of Prey” (in German: “birds of prey”), which consists of Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and police officer Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) and vigorously cleans the city’s underworld on its own...

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Sorry We Missed You

Newcastle: Parcel carrier Ricky Turner (Kris Hitchen) and his wife Abbie (Debbie Honeywood), who work as a geriatric nurse, have increasing difficulties dealing with their lives in uncertain job situations. Both suffer from their zero hour contracts and Ricky finds at most alternatives as a handyman or on the building. Because of his employment, Ricky is obliged to rent a van for his company with strict delivery times and to go badly in advance. He persuades his wife to sell her car, even if she needs it for her job. This is the only way he can pay for the van. Meanwhile, Ricky’s debt rises immensely due to his employment situation and his wife’s patients suffer more and more from neglect. A vicious circle from which the Turner family can hardly break out...

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Little Women

The four March sisters Jo (Saoirse Ronan), Meg (Emma Watson), Amy (Florence Pugh) and Beth (Eliza Scanlen) grew up in the rigid gender-dominated society of the United States in the mid-19th century. Her father serves in the civil war, her mother (Laura Dern) looks after the family, works and helps in the village wherever she can. The older the four sisters get, the more clearly they recognize the obstacles they face in asserting themselves as women. At the same time, it also makes clear to them how much they ultimately differ. While the proud Jo wants to become a writer and rejects the social role dictation as wife and mother, Meg follows her heart into marriage. Amy, on the other hand, wants to express her uniqueness through painting and studies in France. Men are less interested in the four women...

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Dolittle

Great Britain in the 19th century: Dr. Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) was once a famous doctor and veterinarian. But when he lost his wife seven years ago, he completely retired. He now lives like a hermit behind the high walls of his property, almost without contact with other people. Only his animals, with which the doctor can even speak, keep him company – such as the headstrong parrot lady Polynesia (voice: Emma Thompson), who supports Dolittle with advice and action, the cynical ostrich Plimpton (Kumail Nanjiani) or the always freezing polar bear Yoshi (John Cena). When young Queen Victoria (Jessie Buckley) falls seriously ill, Dolittle has no choice: he has to go out into the wide world to find the cure...

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Countdown

Can a smartphone app really predict my exact time of death? Absolute nonsense! At least that’s what the young nurse Quinn (Elizabeth Lail) thinks, who blindly accepts the terms of use when installing a new app. Because, honestly, who’s reading it? And what else should go wrong, after all, your friends also have the program on their cell phones. The only difference: While they are all still displayed for several decades, Quinn should only have three days to live. When the young woman gets wind of the fact that more and more app users are apparently being followed by an uncanny figure and then actually lose their lives, the panic is perfect. She tries to find out the secret of the enigmatic app by teaming up with Matt (Jordan Calloway), whose phone also predicts his upcoming day...

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1917

The First World War reached its cruel climax in April 1917. In northern France, German and British units lay siege to their trenches without moving an inch. The morale of the troops is getting worse. In this situation, British soldiers Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) stationed in northern France are given an urgent and dangerous assignment by their superior General Erinmore (Colin Firth): they are supposed to protect the bombed out no man’s land between the Germans and cross British trenches and deliver a message to another British battalion. This is just about to be ambushed into a German ambush and thus into death...

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Swans – Where Does A Body End?

The US band “Swans” is best known for their experimental way of dealing with rock music. For more than 40 years, the musicians have been giving concerts with rituals that have become no less ecstatic over time. When they formed a post-punk band in New York in 1982, they had no idea that they would experience an unexpected mainstream success during the indie wave in the 90s. While the band was always mixed with different individual performers, the group’s founder, Michael Gira as singer, songwriter and mastermind, was the only constant. Filmmaker Marco Porsia accompanied the band around Michael Gira for five years, showing the creative process of song writing, working in the rehearsal room and the upcoming tour. Gira enabled him to have unlimited access to his archive and to use hundreds of hours of unpublished video and sound material for the documentary...

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