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  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    ★★★★½

    Novelist William Peter Blatty based his best-seller on the last known Catholic-sanctioned exorcism in the United States. Blatty transformed the little boy in the 1949 incident into a little girl named Regan, played by 14-year-old Linda Blair. Suddenly prone to fits and bizarre behavior, Regan proves quite a handful for her actress-mother, Chris MacNeil (played by Ellen Burstyn, although Blatty reportedly based the character on his next-door neighbor Shirley MacLaine). When Regan gets completely out of hand, Chris calls in…

  • Total Recall

    Total Recall

    ★★★★★

    In Paul Verhoeven's wild sci-fi action movie Total Recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a 21st-century construction worker who discovers that his entire memory of the past derives from a memory chip implanted in his brain. Schwarzenegger learns that he's actually a secret agent who had become a threat to the government, so those in power planted the chip and invented a domestic lifestyle for him. Once he has realized his true identity, he travels to Mars to piece together the rest…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★½

    David Fincher returns to the director's chair for this 20th Century Fox thriller based on Gillian Flynn's bestseller (and adapted for the screen by the author) about a husband who becomes the prime suspect in his wife's disappearance after she vanishes on their fifth wedding anniversary. The film stars Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck.

  • Planet 51

    Planet 51

    ★★

    An American astronaut believing himself to be the first person ever to set foot on Planet 51 gets the shock of his life in this animated adventure comedy featuring the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel, John Cleese, and Gary Oldman. Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker (voice of Johnson) was on a mission to boldly go where no man had gone before, a remote celestial body dubbed Planet 51. The scientific community had surmised that Planet 51 was uninhabited, so when…

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  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★★

    In this action/thriller from director Panos Cosmatos, Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) and Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough) lived happily in the Pacific Northwest wilderness in 1983 until the place they call home was destroyed by a religious cult. Red avenges the murder of the love of his life by hunting down Jeremiah Sand and the rest of the sect. Also starring Bill Duke, Linus Roache, Linus Roache, and Olwen Fouere.

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    When her mentally ill mother passes away, a woman named Annie (Toni Collette) and her husband (Gabriel Byrne), son (Alex Wolff) and daughter (Milly Shapiro) all mourn her loss. The family turn to different means to handle their grief, including Annie and her daughter both flirting with the supernatural. They each begin to have disturbing, otherworldly experiences linked to the sinister secrets and emotional trauma that have been passed through the generations of their family. Written and directed by Ari Aster.