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Runner, Runner Trailer


Richie Furst is a Princeton student with a unique gift for mathematics. He uses his talent to play the odds on online poker sites but what's starts out as gambling for fun, turns into much more as he struggles to pay his school fees. He has one more chance to bring up his bank balance but finds himself busted out of a game (and the last of his money) despite his calculations telling him he should win. Determined to discover the meaning behind what he thinks is a scam, he visits the website's owner Ivan Block who offers him a job with a guaranteed 7-figure salary in just a few months. Unfortunately, he finds himself conned worse than he realised when he is kidnapped by an FBI agent for his apparent 'crimes' and uncovers the corrupt and often cruel operations behind Ivan and his company. Now his tuition fees are the least of his worries as he is now gambling for his life.

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The Lincoln Lawyer Trailer


Mickey Haller might not be one of the top lawyers in LA but the service he provides for his clients is an effective one. Generally Mickey defends bike gangs, prostitutes and drug dealers but when he learns of a case that might just give him a huge break, it's something he can't turn down.

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Parallel Sons Review


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Deep in New York's Adirondack mountains is a tiny town that no one ever seems to leave. It's here that writer/director John G. Young sets Parallel Sons, a downer about repression, impossible love, small-mindedness, and fear. No one wants to get out of town more than 20-year-old Seth (Gabriel Mann), a somewhat aimless young man who for some reason has taken on the trappings of black urban life, from the graffiti in his bedroom to the carefully cultivated strawberry blonde dreadlocks atop his head. Seth has never been to New York, but he longs to attend NYU. Fat chance, says his mean widowed dad, who considers financial aid to be welfare.

Seth passes his time working down at the diner, and it's there that he's held up by an escaped con with the unlikely name of Knowledge Johnson (Laurence Mason). Knowledge is suffering from a gunshot wound, and after he faints, Seth spirits him off to a hidden family cabin to nurse him back to health. You get the impression that Knowledge is the first real black person Seth has ever seen.

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