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09/08/2013 - 2:45pm
Stranded on a barren, hostile planet by Vaako (Karl Urban) of the Necromongers, Riddick (Vin Diesel) struggles to survive.  There are two large predators on the planet:  One is a dog-like creature that is about the size of a Great Dane and the other is a mud-dwelling, two-legged lizard with a poisonous barbed tail and very large teeth.  Riddick wants off the world badly and is willing to risk exposing his location to any bounty hunters in the area.
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08/31/2013 - 7:32pm
Formed from rejects from his British TV show X-Factor, Simon Cowell created the group One Direction.  Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne didn’t know each other before Cowell put them together.  They’d never sung together and didn’t know if they would even like each other.  That was in 2010.  Now, One Direction is the most popular band in the world, selling out every date on their tour in a matter of hours in locations as diverse as their home in the UK to the rest of Europe, America and Asia.
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08/26/2013 - 1:36am
Gary King (Simon Pegg) has fond memories of his time in school with his best mates Andy Knightley (Nick Frost), Steven Prince (Paddy Considine), Oliver Chamberlain (Martin Freeman) and Peter Page (Eddie Marsan).  On their last day of school, the group took on the challenge of completing the Golden Mile:  A pub crawl through their town of Newton Haven, England encompassing 12 pubs and ending at The World’s End.  They didn’t make it as a couple of them dropped out after a few pubs and the rest just couldn’t drink any more.
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08/19/2013 - 1:44am
Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) started life picking cotton on a farm in Macon, Georgia.  He witnessed the murder of his father at the hands of plantation owner Thomas Westfall (Alex Pettyfer) following Westfall’s attempt to rape Cecil’s mother, Hattie Pearl (Mariah Carey).  Cecil is moved into the house by Westfall’s mother, Annabeth (Vanessa Redgrave), after the murder and taught how to be a house servant.  As Cecil neared his 20’s, he left the plantation for fear he too would be murdered.  Unable to find work, Cecil is hungry and homeless.
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08/11/2013 - 3:31am
The Earth is a mess in the late 21st century.  It’s severely overpopulated, polluted and nearly out of natural resources.  All the wealthiest people have pooled their resources together to leave the planet to the poor and sick and live a life of luxury on a massive space station called Elysium.  Built by the Armadyne Corporation, Elysium is overseen by a government elected by the residents.  The person in charge of maintaining station security is Secretary Jessica Delacourt (Jodie Foster).
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08/04/2013 - 3:51pm
Smurfette (voiced by Katy Perry) is approaching her birthday.  As always happens, she is having nightmares about betraying the Smurfs to the evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria).  Gargamel created Smurfette as one of his little creatures called Naughties.  Papa Smurf (voiced by Jonathon Winters) concocted a secret formula to change her into a full-fledged Smurf.  The other Smurfs are planning a surprise birthday party for Smurfette but are acting as if they’ve forgotten her special day.
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07/29/2013 - 2:45am
 Logan (Hugh Jackman) is living in the Canadian wilderness, drinking heavily and trying to deal with his killing of Jean Grey (Famke Janssen).  Jean often visits Logan in his dreams which turn into nightmares as he kills her over and over again.  While in a nearby town at a local bar, Logan is approached by Yukio (Rila Fukushima) on behalf of her employer, Ichiro Yashida (Haruhiko Yamanouchi).  Logan saved Yashida’s life at a prisoner of war camp near Nagasaki in World War II when the atomic bomb was dropped.
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07/21/2013 - 8:10pm
Frank Moses and Sarah Ross (Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker) are living a life of suburban, domestic bliss.  He loves it but she is a little bored after being introduced to the exciting world of international intrigue.  Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich) finds the pair in a Costco and warns Frank of trouble coming.  Frank blows him off but watches in the parking lot as Marvin’s car explodes with Marvin in it.
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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).