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REVIEW: Prodigy

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Netflix dropped a new psychological/sci-fi thriller this weekend with Mark Miller’s ‘Prodigy’, which is directed by Alex Haughey and Brian Vidal, and introduces a cerebral film to the streaming service’s library.

Richard Neil, Savannah Liles, and Jolene Andersen star in the movie that tells the story of “a maverick psychologist must uncover the secrets of a gifted but dangerous young girl who has been placed on lockdown for her supernatural abilities.”

Highly regarded psychologist James Fonda (Neil) attempts to do what no other medical professional, or person, has done yet; make a connection with nine-year-old Ellie (Liles) who is under supervision lockdown awaiting euthanasia so that the science world can dissect her.

Ellie is highly intelligent, with a glaring superiority complex, but she immediately starts her psychological tug of war with Dr. Fonda as soon as he enters the room, trying to break him down before he has the chance to do the same to her.

Dr. Fonda starts to see past the massive walls that Ellie has built, emotionally, but he is up against the clock as the team in charge of Ellie wants to rid the world of the threat she poses, describing her as nothing more than a monster, and treating her as such.

The majority of the movie consists of Dr. Fonda and Ellie’ conversations in a heavily armored room, and a side story of Fonda’s battle with the people in charge.

Savannah Liles steals the show with her convincing performance and the movie, while void of any true scares or epic moments, is the kind of cerebral thriller that has a tedious build and requires dedication to see the story come full circle.

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Savannah Liles steals the show with her convincing performance and the movie, while void of any true scares or epic moments, is the kind of cerebral thriller that has a tedious build and requires dedication to see the story come full circle. 
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Netflix’s ‘CAM’ Is a Horrific Twist on the Porn Industry

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Daniel Goldhaber‘s psychological thriller ‘CAM’ is set to arrive on Netflix after a successful run on the festival circuit which saw the movie net both the “best screenplay” and “best first feature” awards at Fantasia earlier this year.

The film stars Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, and Melora Walters tells the story of; “After a look-alike takes over her account, a cam girl with a growing fan base sets out to identify the mysterious culprit and reclaim her own identity.”

An earlier press release described the film as “CAM is the rare film about sex work openly written by a sex worker, and is an authentic, immersive dive into the world of internet performance and webcam pornography” and is portraying itself as something straight out of ‘The Twilight Zone’.

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Netflix’s ‘Kingdom’ Gives New Take on Zombie Apocalypse

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A new Netflix Original Series is set to arrive and a brand new trailer has arrived to hype Kim Seong-hun’s ‘Kingdom’ which gives a new spin on the infamous zombie apocalypse tale, in what should be a truly unique vision of the age old tale.

“Kingdom” premieres on January 25, 2019.

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Netflix Trailer for ‘Diablero’ is All About Demons

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Netflix has released a new trailer for ‘Diablero’, which is set to arrive on December 21st to the streaming service.

Per the synopsis:

“Before angels had abandoned Mexico City, there was a balance between good and evil. Now that they have left, its citizens have fallen in hands of the demons. Fortunately, a group of people AKA Diableros emerged to protect them.”

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