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The LEGO Movie

The LEGO Movie is a 3D animated film which follows lead character, Emmet a completely ordinary LEGO mini-figure who is identified as the most “extraordinary person” and the key to saving the Lego universe. Emmet and his friends go on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business.

The wizard Vitruvius attempts to protect the “Kragle”, a superweapon, from the evil Lord Business. He fails to do so, but warns Lord Business of a prophecy where a person called the “Special” will find the Piece of Resistance capable of stopping the Kragle.

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The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch shines as real-life war hero and pioneer of modern-day computing, Alan Turing, who saved millions of lives by cracking Germany’s so-called unbreakable code during WWII.

The film opens in 1941 as England and Germany have declared war against each other. The Brits are getting their butts beat as the rest of Europe has already fallen to Hitler and the Nazis. If England can somehow decode the infamous German Enigma machine, perhaps the war can be turned. Turing (Cumberbatch), a brilliant mathematician, is assigned to help with the decoding process. Socially inept, he has a hard time working with his small cadre of code breakers and they are having no success.

Knightly plays, brilliant in her own right, Joan Clarke, who helps Turing, outside the all-boys group. While great friends and accomplished collaborators, they don’t become romantic for reasons that become obvious during the film. Turing’s focus is on the building and development of the machine that will provide a mechanical process of encryption that is faster than any group of humans can process given the time constraints. The Nazis change the encoding every day.

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Outlander: Season 01 – Volume 01

British combat nurse Claire Randall is reunited with her husband after returning from the battlefields of World War II. While on their second honeymoon, she walks through one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles and is suddenly transported to 1743 Scotland, torn by war and rogue Highland clans.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into intrigue and danger when she is accused of being a spy. Forced by circumstance to marry an outlawed Highlander, she finds herself falling in love and torn by her loyalties to two men in vastly different times, all of which may threaten her life and shatter her heart.

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The Maze Runner

Trapped in a massive maze, a group of teenagers with no memory of the outside world struggle to survive in this thrilling action-adventure based on the best-selling novel.

This is a dystopian Sci-Fi film in which teens are trapped in a massive walled glade. They have to learn to get along and each are asked to use their skills to the benefit of the entire group. All of the people are boys. The glade has one entrance, or is it an exit? It opens in the daytime and closes at night. It leads to a colossal maze that changes shape every day and at night it is filled with creatures called grievers that kill whoever remains in the maze. Some of the strongest and fastest boys are chosen to be maze runners and their job is to try to find a way out. In the span of years they have failed after daily excursions into the maze.

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Gone Girl

Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike head an all-star cast in this thriller based on Gillian Flynn’s bestseller about a man suspected of wrongdoing when his wife goes missing.

The movie is almost 3 hours long, but it doesn’t feel like it. The plot is tight – no scene is wasted. The dialogue is snappy and razor-sharp. The acting is awesome, from the main characters all the way down to minor roles.

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Fury [Blu-ray]

Set in Germany during the last month of WWII, it’s about a group of five men and their Sherman tank. A rookie typist is randomly selected to join the crew when one of the five is killed. He is a gentle and religious man, and the movie follows him as the war warps and destroys everything he has believed about the world and about himself.
Between the war scenes are battles of a different sort, as each member of the crew tries to maintain their sanity, if not their humanity. They each have different defense mechanisms to deal with the horrors of what they experience

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman

The time- travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.
The character of Mr Peabody appeared first on “Rocky and Bullwinkle show” in the late 50s, before starring in its own TV series, “Peabody’s Improbable History” in the 60s. Those series told about famous characters from the past being visited by a dog named Mr Peabody (world’s greatest genius) and his pet boy Sherman. This film is a highly modernized version of this latter show.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction

Transformers: Age of Extinction is the fourth film in director Michael Bay’s global blockbuster franchise. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime and the Autobots must rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet.

Autobots must escape sight from a bounty hunter who takes control of the human serendipity: Unexpectedly, Optimus Prime and his remaining gang turn to a mechanic and his daughter for help.

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The Fault in Our Stars

Stars” follows Hazel (Shailene Woodley), who was diagnosed with cancer at the age of thirteen. A clinical trial gave her a few good years, but she has never been really anything but terminal. Her behavior leads her parents (Laura Dern and Sam Trammel) to believe she’s depressed, and force her to attend an insufferable cancer support group, where she meets who turns out to be the love of her life, Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort).

First off you will probably cry at this film more than you ever have at a movie. You will probably ugly cry. Just warning you! The film of The Fault in Our Stars is a great adaption of a beautiful and wonderfully-written novel. It’s sort of perfect.

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