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Vikings: Valhalla Can Wait (2020)
Season 6, Episode 8
7/10
The Punishment
25 February 2020
Bjorn finds that Hvitserk is the killer of Lagertha and decides to punish him. Ubbe decides to travel with Torvi and her daughter to Iceland with Kjetill Flatnose to find Floki. Oleg plans to invade the Norway.

"Valhalla Can Wait" is an episode where Bjorn will certainly regret the punishment of Hvitserk. What will Ubber find about Kjetill Flatnose and his community? My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Valhalla Can Wait"
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Code 8 (2019)
5/10
Watchable
25 February 2020
In a near future, the construction worker Conner Reed (Robbie Amell) has abilities that are forbidden by the government. When his work is stopped by the police, he accepts to work to the gangsters Garrett (Stephen Amell) and his boss Marcus Sutcliffe (Greg Bryk) to raise money to his mother that is terminal.

"Code 8" is a watchable film in a future environment but absolutely predictable. The plot uses the usual clichés of the crime genre. The sci-fi and the abilities are only to disguise. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Code 8: Renegades" ("Code 8: Renegades")
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The Outfit (1973)
7/10
The Revenge
18 February 2020
A man called Ed Macklin (Edward Ness) is murdered at home by two hitmen from the mobster organization The Outfit. Soon his brother Earl Macklin (Robert Duvall) is released from prison and while in a motel with his girlfriend Bett Harrow (Karen Black), is shot by a hitman. He escapes and Bett discloses that she was tortured by The Outfit that wants to kill him since he robbed a bank owned by the mobsters with his brother and his friend Jack Cody (Joe Don Baker). Earl decides to revenge his brother and meets Cody to rob The Outfit members. When The Outfit leader Mailer (Robert Ryan) promises a reparation but double-crosses Earl, he decides to go further in his payback time.

"The Outfit" is a crime movie from the 70´s that has not aged. The suspenseful plot of revenge is simple but full of action with great performances of the cast. The film has no surprises or plot points but it is highly entertaining and worthwhile watching. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Quadrilha" ("The Outfit")
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Parasite (2019)
7/10
Original, Unconventional and Overrated
17 February 2020
When Kim Ki-woo (Choi Woo Shik) is indicated by his best friend, who will travel, as the replacement English tutor of a teenage daughter of the wealthy Park family, he is immediately hired. Soon he foresees the chance to bring his poor unambitious family to work for the family. The Kim family plots a scheme to fire the Park´s driver and the housekeeper and soon his father is hired as driver, his mother as housekeeper and his sister as arts teacher of the wealthy family. When the Park Family travels for camping, they stay in their house as if they were the owners. But soon something happens that will affect the Kim and Park families.

"Gisaengchung", a.k.a. "Parasite", is an original, unconventional and overrated black comedy by the South Korean Bong Joon Ho. The film is good and the plot is funny, dramatic and suspenseful but there is no motive for the hype around this movie. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Parasita" ("Parasite")
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1917 (2019)
7/10
A Good War Movie
10 February 2020
In April, 1917, Lance Corporals Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Schofield (George MacKay) are assigned to cross a no man's land and a German line to deliver a message from General Erinmore (Colin Firth) to Colonel Mackenzie (Benedict Cumberbatch) calling off an attack to the German front. The military intelligence had concluded that the Germans have prepared a mortal trap that will kill one thousand and six hundred soldiers including Blake's big brother Lieutenant Joseph Blake (Richard Madden). Will they succeed in their journey?

"1917" is a good war movie but overrated with the nomination to the Oscar. The masterpiece "Paths of Glory" is also based on a World War I drama and is better and better, but was not nominated to the Oscar. "Joyeux Noël" that is also better than "1917" at least was nominated to the Oscar. "1917" has good direction, performances, sets and special effects and is also worthwhile watching. But not with the expectation of an Oscar nominated film. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "1917"
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Chernobyl (2019)
9/10
Excellent Mini-Series
6 February 2020
In April 1986, it happened two events that I will never forget: my daughter was born and USSR Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded in the city of Pripyat. Sometime later, there was a recall of the powdered milk from Netherlands that I had at home since it was contaminated with radiation. Therefore I read and watched most of the news available about the nuclear accident in those days. Now I have just had the chance to see this excellent HBO mini-series.

Divided in five episodes each with about one hour running time, "Chernobyl" seems to disclose what really happened in that fatidic night of 26 April 1986. The mini-series is realistic and gives credibility to the events showed along the days in Chernobyl, Pripyat and Moscow. The performances of the cast, highlighting the lead of Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson, is outstanding. Despite the running time, the viewer does not feel tired or bored. This is one of the best mini-series ever made. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Chernobyl"
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Vikings: The Ice Maiden (2020)
Season 6, Episode 7
7/10
The Funeral
4 February 2020
In Kattegat, there is the funeral of Lagherta and Torvi volunteers for the human sacrifice to accompany her friend to Valhalla. However Gunnhild does not accept since she is pregnant and another young woman is accepted. Bjorn arrives in time to see the ceremony. Ivar receives a message from Dir. Olaf confronts King Harald and he promises to jail Olaf.

"The Ice Maiden" is an episode dedicated basically to Lagherta´ s funeral and farewell. The other two storylines with Ivar and Harald are short and basically nothing happens. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "The Ice Maiden"
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Doctor Sleep (2019)
7/10
It Is not a Horror Film
31 January 2020
Danny Torrance (from "The Shining") is a grownup alcoholic adult (Ewan McGregor) that has fought his demons along his life and used his abilities to lock them up in boxes in his brain. He joins an AA group, moves to another town and befriends Billy Freeman (Cliff Curtis). Meanwhile a dangerous group of predator creatures led by Rose The Hat (Rebecca Ferguson) hunt down people that "shine" like Danny to feed with their steam and remain immortal. When Dan knows the powerful girl Abra Stone (Kyliegh Curran), he decides to protect her from the predators.

"Doctor Sleep" is a dramatic fantasy film that uses the adult life of Danny Torrance from Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece "The Shining" in a full of action story that slightly recalls "Near Dark". Rebecca Ferguson and her costumes with the hat is gorgeous and stylish. If the viewer expects a sequel of "The Shining" of even a horror movie, he or she will be disappointed. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Doutor Sono" ("Doctor Sleep")
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Vikings: Death and the Serpent (2020)
Season 6, Episode 6
8/10
Farewell
29 January 2020
Lagherta, Gunnhild and the villagers prepare traps to the bandits under the command of White Hair that are defeated. There is a showdown between Lagherta and White Hair where the bandit dies and Lagherta is wounded. She decides to return to Kattegat to tell Ubbe and Torvi what happened in the village. When the paranoid Hvitserk stumbles with Lagherta in the middle of the night, he has a vision of a serpent and the prophecy happens. The first King of Norway is elected. Oleg and his wife Katya have sex in front of Ivar.

"Death and the Serpent" is a tragic episode with the farewell of Lagherta. Bjorn Lothbrok and King Olaf are surprised with the result of the election. Ivar is deeply humiliated by Oleg, who has now a dangerous enemy. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Death and the Serpent"
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The Lighthouse (I) (2019)
7/10
Original, Stylish, Ambiguous and Open to Interpretation
29 January 2020
"The Lighthouse" is one of the most original, stylish, ambiguous and open to interpretation films recently released in the theaters. The originality and stylish begin with the black and white and screen size, with a theatrical story of madness that keeps the attention of the viewer until the last scene. The ambiguity is reflected in the different favorable opinions that we can find in Internet showing that the movie is open to interpretation. In addition, the performances of Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe are impressive. Last but not the least, "The Lighthouse" is the typical film that deserves to be watched more than once. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Farol" ("The Lighthouse")
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Primal (2019)
3/10
Awful Film
28 January 2020
The hunter Frank Walsh (Nicolas Cage) captures and steals wild animals from the Floresta Amazônica and smuggles them in a ship. Meanwhile, an American agency brings the skilled agent Richard Loffler (Kevin Durand), who was trained to be an assassin, together with a security team and a doctor (Famke Janssen) to be transported to the USA in the same vessel. Along the journey, Loffler escapes and releases the animals to bring chaos on board.

"Primal" is one of the most terrible films with Nicolas Cage ever made. The story is absolutely predictable and full of clichés. Frank Walsh performed by Nicolas Cage is a thief of animals from the Floresta Amazônica and a smuggler. Famke Janssen is weird with a face looking like wearing a mask and an awful haircut. Richard Loffler, performed by Kevin Durand, recalls the indestructible Terminator with grimaces. In the end, watching the forgettable "Primal" is an absolute waste of time. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): Not Available
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6/10
Average Romance
21 January 2020
In the Yardley College, Gatsby Welles (Timothée Chalamet) learns that his girlfriend Ashleigh Enright (Elle Fanning) will travel to Manhattan to interview the cult director Roland Pollard (Liev Schreiber) for the college paper and he plans a romantic weekend with her. Gatsby is the son of a wealthy family in New York and Ashleigh is from Tucson and her father owns several banks. He has no attraction to study in Yardley but gambling and Ashleigh. When they arrive in Manhattan, Gatsby does not tell his parents that are planning a fancy party in the evening. Ashleigh meets Pollard and he invites her to a screening of his new film with his writer Ted Davidoff (Jude Law). Meanwhile Gatsby stumbles upon his friend, who is cinema student, and he accepts to participate in a kiss scene with Chan Tyrell (Selena Gomez), who is the younger sister of his former girlfriend. Along the rainy weekend in New York, Gatsby and Ashleigh have new experiences and discoveries.

"A Rainy Day in New York" is an average romantic comedy by Woody Allen. The performances are great but the story is conventional and predictable. However it does not exist a bad Woody Allen film and it is worthwhile watching. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Um Dia de Chuva em Nova York" ("A Rainy Day in New York")
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6/10
Funny and Entertaining
20 January 2020
Gomes and Morticia Addams move to a derelict mansion in New Jersey surrounded by a marsh and hidden by a fog in the top of a mountain to raise a family. Thirteen years later, Gomes is teaching his son Pugslay the saber tradition of the Addams family while Wednesday is questioning her mother about the world outside the mansion gate. Meanwhile a community is raised by Margaux Needler, who is the responsible for the sales of the house, and the marsh is drained. When she sees the old mansion on the neighborhood, she decides to get rid of the Addams Family.

"The Addams Family" is a funny and entertaining movie for the family. The plot is silly but works in an afternoon. The residents acting like puppets manipulated by fake news and the teenage rebellion are the best moments. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "A Família Addams" ("The Addams Family")
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6/10
Not Bad
19 January 2020
The Mexican worker Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes) is hunted down by the indestructible terminator from the future REV-9 (Gabriel Luna) that kills her father and brother and is protected by the enhanced soldier also from the future Grace (Mackenzie Davis). They flee from the unstoppable terminator and out of the blue Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) helps them on the road. They head to Laredo, Texas, where Grace has the coordinates of a possible support and they meet the T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) that killed John Connor and is living in an isolated with his family composed by a wife and a son for a long time. The group teams up to try to destroy the REV-9.

"Terminator: Dark Fate" is a kind of remake of the first film of the franchise with new characters. Dani Ramos is an annoying character and irritates in the beginning with stupid attitudes and lines. It is an unnecessary remake with no explanation why T-800 is old. But the film is full of action and Arnold Schwarzenegger saves the story. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "O Exterminador do Futuro: Destino Sombrio" ("The Terminator from the Future: Dark Fate")
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5/10
Mediocre and Overrated Film
18 January 2020
"Once Upon a Time ...in Hollywood" is one of the most overrated film released by Hollywood industry. The hype is difficult to be understood but certainly has influenced those puppets that like to read the professional reviews to have their own opinion. The screenplay is boring and the good point is the references to films and the soundtrack based on the 60's. As usual in Quentin Tarantino's films, the cast is impressive. But this time, the film is a great disappointment. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): 'Era Uma Vez em... Hollywood" ("Once Upon a Time ...in Hollywood")
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Countdown (III) (2019)
6/10
Entertaining Horror Film
17 January 2020
In a teenage party, a group of friends download the app Countdown that predicts when the user will die. The teenager Courtney (Anne Winters) sees that she has just a couple of hours to live and does not accept the ride of her drunken boyfriend Evan (Dillon Lane). She walks home but she is killed by a supernatural creature when the timer in her cellphone reaches zero. Meanwhile Evan crashes his car at the same time of her death and he goes to a hospital where the nurse Quinn Harris (Elizabeth Lail) works. Evan discloses that he is afraid to go into surgery since the app Countdown predicts that he will die at the same time of the surgery. The doctors and nurses of the hospital decide to download the app and Quinn learns that she has only three days of life. When Evan mysterious dies in an accident at the hospital, Quinn buys a new cellphone and finds that the app is also installed. When she meets Matt Monroe (Jordan Calloway) at the parking lot of the store, she learns that his death is predicted for a couple of hours before her and they team-up to look for a means to break the curse.

"Countdown" is an entertaining horror film for fans of "Final Destination". The plot and the acting are not bad and Quinn Harris is a pleasant character. There are silly and unnecessary subplots, like the harassment of Dr. Sullivan, the priest that likes to joke or the romance of Quinn and Matt, but in general the movie is worthwhile watching. My vote is six,

Title (Brazil): "A Hora da Sua Morte" ("The Time of Your Death")
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The Witcher: Four Marks (2019)
Season 1, Episode 2
5/10
Confusing Story
14 January 2020
Geralt is hired in a bar by a farmer to kill a devil that is stealing his supplies, but is followed by the annoying bard Jaskier. The girl with hunchback Yennefer is sold by her father to the witch Tissaia and is locked in Aretuza. After trying to commit suicide, Tissaia shows her magic and brings Yennefer to her class of spells. However Yennefer is unable of control her power. Ciri flees and is hunted down by soldiers. She is helped by the elf Dara and she goes to a refugee camp if people from Cintra.

"Four Marks" is another confusing story that does not develop or explain anything about the characters. Is it a prerequisite to read the book first to watch the series? My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Four Marks"
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Dracula: The Dark Compass (2020)
Season 1, Episode 3
3/10
Promising and Disappointing
14 January 2020
"The Dark Compass" is a promising and disappointing conclusion of "Dracula". His journey in 2020 is awful and the mini-series should have ended in the last episode. It is so bad that does not worth much effort in writing a review. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "The Dark Compass"
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Dracula: Blood Vessel (2020)
Season 1, Episode 2
7/10
The Mysterious Passenger in Cabin 9
14 January 2020
Dracula plays chess with Sister Agatha and has a conversation about his travel to England on board of the Russian vessel Demeter with the crew, six other passengers and a mysterious sick passenger in cabin 9. Along the journey, Dracula drinks the blood and acquires the knowledge of the crew and passenger when finally the identity of the unknown passenger in cabin 9 is disclosed.

"Blood Vessel" is a good episode of "Dracula", better than the first one. There is mystery, suspense and dark humor in a great screenplay that entertains the viewer. The conclusion with Dracula in the present days is highly intriguing. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Blood Vessel"
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Dracula: The Rules of the Beast (2020)
Season 1, Episode 1
6/10
Count Dracula
11 January 2020
In 1897, the English lawyer Jonathan Harker is interviewed by Sister Agatha under the supervision of another nun in a convent in Bulgaria. He tells his journey to Transylvania to meet his client Count Dracula and how Dracula rejuvenates while he decays. He also recalls how the fled from his castle. Soon the convent is attacked by the evil Dracula and the forces of evil.

"The Rules of the Beast" is an episode base on the novel by Bram Stoker with a great beginning. However the humor does not work and the episode is too long from the moment Dracula arrives at the convent. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "The Rules of the Beast"
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The Witcher: The End's Beginning (2019)
Season 1, Episode 1
6/10
Confused but Promising
11 January 2020
The witcher Geralt fights a monster kikimora and heads to Blaviken to sell it and meets the local Renfri. However a girl arrives and convinces him that the sorcerer Stregobor would be interested to buy the monster. However Stregobor wants Geralt to kill Renfri and he does not accept. Meanwhile in Cintra, the castle is invaded by their enemies Nilfgaardian and only Princess Ciri survives. She is assigned to meet Geralt to protect her.

"The End's Beginning" is the beginning of "The Witcher" but the episode is still developing the characters. The story is confused since the viewer is not familiar with the universe of magic from the show. However it is promising. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "The End's Beginning"
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Vikings: The Key (2020)
Season 6, Episode 5
7/10
Preparation for the Next Episodes
11 January 2020
Gunnhild arrives at Lagherta´s village and learns what happened to Hali and the villagers. They prepare the protection to avoid the bandits to rob their supplies. Ivar helps Dir to escape from his jail and from Oleg´s village. Hvitserk is delusional with his drinking problem. King Olaf reunites all the Norway Kings to elect the King of Norway.

"The Key" is preparation for the action of the next episodes. The most promising is certainly the reaction to the election of the next King of Norway and Oleg when he learns that has been double crossed by Ivar. The rage of Torvi and Ubbe may also be a promising episode. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "The Key"
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3/10
Inconsistent and Flawed Conclusion
10 January 2020
Donald Koch (Phil Brooks), a.k.a. "Don", "King Don" and "Tiger", moves from Chicago to the suburbs since his wife Liz (Trieste Kelly Dunn) is pregnant and they believe the location is adequate to raise a family with children. Liz buys an old house and Don, who is unemployed, goes with his dog Cooper first to renovate the house. Soon he learns from his neighbor Ellie Mueller (Karen Woditsch) that the house was a brothel many years ago. Then he meets another neighbor, the sexy Sarah Yates (Sarah Brooks), and they have sex in the house. When Sarah returns to visit him, he says that their affair was a mistake since he is married and asks her to not come back again. On the weekend, his friend Milo Stone (Travis Delgado) comes to help Don in the renovation. But soon the house shows supernatural events and Milo, Don and Liz learn that the place is haunted with a sordid past.

"Girl on the Third Floor" is little horror film with an intriguing beginning and development and a disappointing conclusion with an inconsistent and flawed ending. What sane person would live with her baby in a haunted house after everything that happened? Does not make any sense the illogical conclusion. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): Not Available
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6 Underground (2019)
5/10
Awful and Messy Screenplay and Edition
9 January 2020
A wealthy CEO fakes his death and uses his fortune to create a group of nameless ghost vigilantes, to become the One (Ryan Reynolds) and bring justice to the world. He recruits the spy Two (Mélanie Laurent); the hitman Three (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo); the thief Four (Ben Hardy); the doctor Five (Adria Arjona); and the pilot Six (Dave Franco) to compose his organization. When Six dies in a car accident in a mission in Europe, he invites the soldier Seven (Corey Hawkins) to join his team. Now One decides to promote a coup d'é·tat to overthrow the dictator Rovach Alimov (Lior Raz) and let his imprisoned brother Murat Alimov (Payman Maadi) assume the government of his country.

"6 Underground" is an action film directed by Michael Bay with a great cast with names such as Ryan Reynolds and Mélanie Laurent. The story is promising for fans of the genre but the awful and messy screenplay and associated to a terrible edition destroy the film. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Esquadrão 6" ("6 Squad")
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6/10
Treachery
5 January 2020
In Moors, Prince Philip (Harris Dickinson) proposes Aurora (Elle Fanning) to get married with him. However his mother Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer) invites Aurora and her grandmother Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) to have dinner with her and King John (Robert Lindsay) in her castle in Ulstead. Aurora and Maleficent go with the crow Diaval (Sam Riley) is the human form. During the dinner, Ingrith provokes Maleficent and King John is cursed and sleeps. Aurora blames Maleficent and she flies back to Moors. She is hit by an iron bullet and falls into the river. She is rescued by Conall (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and learns there is a species in Moor just like her. Meanwhile Queen Ingrith uses Maleficent's curse to declare war to Moors.

"Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" is a film by Disney not bad as indicated in some reviews. The story is entertaining for fans of fantasy and adventure genres and supported by great special effects. If the viewer watches with lower expectations, "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" may be a good option. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Malévola: Dona do Mal" ("Maleficent: Owner of the Evil")
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