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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 Releases ‘The Innocent Man’ Trailer

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Netflix is gearing up for it’s new series ‘The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town’ and has dropped a brand new trailer of their new the six-part documentary series which focuses on two murders that shook the small town of Ada, Oklahoma, in the 1980s.

Naturally, a ton of controversy surrounded the chain of events that followed.

The series debuts on December 14th.

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“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” Season 2 Trailer Shows a Grittier Show

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Netflix has another hit on it’s hands with “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and it will continue with a second season of the show in April of 2019.

To being the hype for the new season, which begins on April 5th, 2019, Netflix has released the following trailer:

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‘Perfume’ Heads to Netflix in December

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Patrick Süskind’s best-selling novel got the film adaptation treatment back in 2006 with the film ‘Perfume: The Story of a Murderer”, and it will be adapted again in the German series ‘Perfume’ which will arrive in Netflix this December.

The film, which officially arrives on December 21st, tells the story of:

“While in boarding school, a group of six become friends through their intense passion for scent. When one is brutally murdered years later, disturbing secrets about the group are revealed when the police investigates each as a suspect.”

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