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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 Drops Trailer for ‘Point Blank’

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Netflix is starting to build the hype for ‘Point Blank’ starring Joe Lynch, Anthony Mackie, and Frank Grillo, with a brand new trailer.

According to the synopsis: “When his pregnant wife is kidnapped and held as collateral, Paul, an ER nurse, must team with the badly injured career criminal and murder suspect under his charge in order to save the lives of his wife and unborn child. Pitted against rival gangs and a deadly ring of corrupt cops, the unlikely duo find a way to survive together in the fight of their lives”

The film arrives on Netflix on July 12th.

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Netflix Cancels ‘Chambers’

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Following just one season, Netflix has officially canned ‘Chambers’ which starred Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn.

The series premiered only in April of this year and it told the story of a heart attack survivor who becomes obsessed with the mystery surrounding the heart that she now has.

“Chambers will not return for a second season,” Netflix said of their decision. “We’re grateful to creator and showrunner Leah Rachel for bringing this story to us and to her fellow executive producers Alfonso Gomez Rejon, Steve Gaghan from Super Emotional, Winnie Kemp and Wolfgang Hammer from Super Deluxe, and Jennifer Yale. We’re also thankful to the tireless crew, and to our incredible cast, especially Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn and talented newcomer Sivan Alyra Rose.”

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New ‘Stranger Things’ Coke Ad is A Time Machine to 1985

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As Netflix gears up for the 3rd season of it’s smash hit series ‘Stranger Things’, they dropped a brand new, faux Coke ad that brings us all back to 1985.

But, that’s not all, fans can get their hands on the newly-relaunched New Coke as part of a special collector’s edition “Stranger Things” pack for just $19.85.

The pack includes 2 cans of New Coke and 2 glass bottles of classic Coke with “Stranger Things” branding adorned on them.

Stranger Things will debut the 3rd season on July 4th.

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