746 – The Island (2005)

timespace coordinates: 2019 Arizona > Los Angelesposter2_lThe Island is a 2005 American science fiction thriller film directed and co-produced by Michael Bay. It stars Ewan McGregorScarlett JohanssonDjimon HounsouSean BeanMichael Clarke Duncan and Steve Buscemi.

In the story, Lincoln Six Echo (McGregor) struggles to fit into the highly structured world he lives in, isolated in a compound, and the series of events that unfold when he questions how truthful that world is. After Lincoln learns the compound inhabitants are clones used for organ harvesting as well as surrogates for wealthy people in the outside world, he attempts to escape with Jordan Two Delta (Johansson) and expose the illegal cloning movement.island_finalpeq_by_edgarascensao-dciwq7yThe Island has been described as a pastiche of “escape-from-dystopia” science fiction films of the 1960s and 1970s, such as Fahrenheit 451THX 1138Parts: The Clonus Horror, and Logan’s Run. (wiki)

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743 – A Viszkis / The Whisky Robber (2017)

timespace coordinates: 80’s TransylvaniaRomania > 1988 – 1999 Budapest, HungaryMV5BZmRkOTgyM2UtZGZjOC00YzcxLTgzZTMtOGVkZTNmYmU2N2MzXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMjIzMTU0Nzk@._V1_‘A Viszkis’/’The Whiskey Robber’ is a biographical crime-thriller written and directed by Nimród Antal and stars Bence Szalay as the notorious 1990s folk hero of Hungary, Attila Ambrus, who committed 27 bank and post office robberies from 1993 to 1999 until his eventual capture. The estimated amount of money stolen is more than 100 million HUF (approx. half a million USD) at the time.846f9ea8c01561764e2fa0faaeb970bfFor the release in Hungary, a giant promotional billboard was placed above a bank in Budapest.

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735 – Deadpool 2 (2018)

deadpool_two_ver3_xlgDeadpool 2 is a 2018 American black comedy superhero Self-reflexive vigilante time travel film based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the eleventh installment in the X-Men film series, and a direct sequel to the 2016 film Deadpool. The film is directed by David Leitch from a script by Rhett ReesePaul Wernick, and Ryan Reynolds, with Reynolds starring in the title role alongside Josh BrolinMorena BaccarinJulian DennisonZazie BeetzT.J. MillerBrianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy. In the film, Deadpool forms the team X-Force to protect a young mutant from the time-traveling soldier Cable.

The first teaser poster, which pays homage to Norman Rockwell‘s 1943 painting Freedom from Want, was released that November. Justin Carter of Comic Book Resources found it “oddly appropriate for Deadpool 2 to co-opt [this] iconic work for a modern pop culture audience” as it is “true to Deadpool’s incredibly referential nature”.

The first footage from the film debuted at the end of a video where Reynolds (in-character as Deadpool) parodies Bob Ross and his television show The Joy of Painting.


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618 – Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

719 – A Prayer Before Dawn (2017)

timespace coordinates:  late 2000’s Chiang Mai Prison, Klong Prem Central Prison aka “Bangkok Hilton,” Thailand.

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A Prayer Before Dawn is a 2017 internationally co-produced prison-/boxing-/survival-drama film directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, from a screenplay written by Jonathan Hirschbein and Nick Saltrese, starring Joe Cole. It is based on the book A Prayer Before Dawn: My Nightmare in Thailand’s Prisons by Billy Moore.

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The true story of an English boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand’s most notorious prisons as he fights in Muay Thai tournaments to earn his freedom.

The inmates in the film are all played by real ex-inmates who have served time in Thai prisons.

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710 – Son of a Gun (2014)

timespace coordinates: 2010’s Australiason-of-a-gun-poster-4Son of a Gun is a 2014 Australian crime thriller film written and directed by Julius Avery. It stars Brenton ThwaitesEwan McGregorAlicia Vikander and Jacek Koman.son_of_a_gun_posterWhen JR (Brenton Thwaites) is sent to prison for a minor crime, he becomes the apprentice to Brendan Lynch (Ewan McGregor), Australia’s public enemy number one. When JR helps Brendan break out, they go on the run and form a complex co-dependent relationship. JR quickly learns in the criminal world, life is like a game of chess. To gain control, you have to stay a few moves ahead of your opponent. Lose that control, and you risk becoming a pawn in their very dangerous game. (rottentomatoes)34ca1679af607d3e6de2c43dccb40b7dson_of_a_gun_poster_goldposter_com_9

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706 – Sacred Games (TV Series 2018– )

timespace coordinates: 70’s – 80’s – 90’s – 2010’s Mumbainetflix-sacred-games-poster_1525417102640Sacred Games is an Indian web television series by Netflix based on Vikram Chandra‘s 2006 thriller novel of the same name. The series was produced in partnership with Phantom Films. The novel was adapted by Varun Grover, Smita Singh and Vasant Nath, and all eight, hour-long episodes were directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane. All eight episodes were made available for streaming on 6 July 2018.

Sacred-GamesSacred Games tells the story of Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan), a jaded police inspector living under the shadow of his deceased father and seeking validation from a police force he nevertheless loathes for its corruption. When Singh receives an anonymous tip-off regarding the whereabouts of Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), a notorious crime lord who has been missing for 16 years, it initiates a chain of events that burrows deep into India’s dark underworld.

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704 – The Last Legion (2007)

timespace coordinates: ancient Rome AD 4757b94634a51c9596650b02526683cc0e1The Last Legion is a 2007 Anglo-Italian action adventure film directed by Doug Lefler. Produced by Dino De Laurentiis and others, it is based on a 2002 Italian novel of the same name written by Valerio Massimo Manfredi. It stars Colin Firth along with Sir Ben Kingsley and Aishwarya Rai, and premiered in Abu Dhabi on 6 April 2007.

The_Last_Legion_Custom-[cdcovers_cc]-front [1600x1200]The film is loosely inspired by the events of 5th-century European history, notably the collapse of the Western Roman Empire. This is coupled with other facts and legends from the history of Britain and fantastic elements from the legend of King Arthur to provide a basis for the Arthurian legend.

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