LondonNet’s Top 10 Films

This week’s top ten trending films, courtesy of LondonNet.
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Week Ending Tuesday 11th August 2020

1. [ 2 ] Bogowie (15)

A biopic of pioneering cardio surgeon Professor Zbigniew Religa, who performed the first successful heart transplant in Poland in the 1980s at a time when removing a heart from a body was considered a grave offence against religion and morality.

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2. [ 1 ] Unhinged (15)

Rachel is driving to work with her son Kyle in the back seat. She is running late and has an ugly altercation with a stranger called Tom at a traffic light. Rachel's unnecessary rudeness is a spark to the tinder box of Tom's volcanic rage.

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3. [ - ] An American Pickle (15)

In 1919, Herschel Greenbaum tumbles into a large vat of brined cucumbers at the Capital Pickle Co on the same day the premises are condemned. One hundred years later, Herschel reawakens in saltwater stasis, perfectly preserved without ageing a day.

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4. [ 3 ] Summerland (12A)

During the Second World War, Alice Lamb is a loner in a close-knit Kent community, where she devotes her time to investigating folklore and debunking myths. Without warning, London Blitz evacuee Frank is placed into Alice's care as part of Operation Pied Piper.

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5. [ 9 ] xXx: Return Of Xander Cage (12A)

A powerful device, which controls every military satellite in the world, falls into the clutches of a terrorist called Xiang and his henchmen. National Security Agent boss Jane Marke recruits Xander Cage back into the fold to avert global disaster.

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6. [ 6 ] 100% Wolf (PG)

On his 14th birthday, Freddy Lupin steps proudly into a shaft of moonlight as part of his warfing. As the dust clears, the pack elders are horrified to see that Freddy has transformed into a poodle rather than a wolf. The distraught teenager has until the next moonrise to prove his worth.

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7. [ 8 ] Saint Frances (15)

Bridget takes the agonising decision to end an unwanted pregnancy shortly before she lands a prime position as a nanny in an affluent suburb of Chicago. She is hired by Annie and Maya to take care of their bright and rambunctious six-year-old daughter, Frances.

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8. [ 5 ] Proxima (12A)

Sarah is the only woman chosen for a year-long space mission code-named Proxima alongside fellow astronauts Mike Shannon and Anton Ochievski. Training begins in Cologne, where Sarah lives with her precocious young daughter Stella.

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9. [ - ] Elvis: That's The Way It Is (PG)

When the king of rock 'n' roll, Elvis Presley, died on August 16, 1977, from cardiac arrhythmia, the world mourned. His passing signalled the end of a glittering musical career. This documentary charts Presley's return to the concert stage for a series of live performances in Las Vegas.

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10. [ - ] Onward (U)

Ian Lightfoot and his older brother Barley live in New Mushroomton with their mother Laurel. When Ian turns 16, the boys receive a magician's staff, a glittering Phoenix Gem and instructions for an incantation that will supposedly reanimate their dead father for 24 hours.

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