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5 action movies to stream right now

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‘Below Zero’

On Netflix

Sporting a green poncho, a menacing figure drags a bloody hooligan into a muddy grave. He’s looking for information, details only this young man can provide. A combination of M. Night Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable” and John Carpenter’s “Assault on Precinct 13,” Lluís Quílez’s Spanish-language prison thriller, “Below Zero,” unfolds its tantalizing mysteries within the claustrophobic confines of a prisoner transfer bus.اضافة اعلان

The vehicle is driven by a new police transfer, Martin (Javier Gutiérrez), protected by his gauche partner Montesinos (Isak Férriz). The convicts range from the very dangerous to the flippantly annoying.  During their drive, on a snowy, foggy road, the officers’ convoy comes under the attack of a dangerous, enigmatic figure. He wants Nano, and amid a violent inmate revolt, it’s up to Martin to figure out why.

‘Finding Ohana’

On Netflix

Siblings Pili (Kea Peahu) and Ioane (Alex Aiono) travel with their mother (Kelly Hu) from New York City back to Hawaii to care for their grandfather (Branscombe Richmond) after his heart attack. Among her grandfather’s belongings, geocaching enthusiast Pili discovers a journal detailing a legend of buried Spanish gold.

Jude Weng’s film aims for family-friendly thrills in the vein of “The Goonies,” with the archaeological intrigue of Indiana Jones. A bright, endearing tribute to the island state’s culture and its people, the story sees Pili teaming with her brother and their new local friends, Casper (Owen Vaccaro) and Hana (Lindsay Watson), to search for the fabled loot.

Hitting lovable adventure beats, “Finding Ohana” is as much about reconnecting with the past as it is about swashbuckling deeds and treasure maps.

‘No Matarás (Cross the Line)’

On HBO

What would happen if a filmmaker infused Albert Camus’ “The Stranger” with the dynamics of a pulpy punk thriller? Spanish director David Victori provides the answer in his pulse-pounding film “No Matarás (Cross the Line).” Dani (Mario Casas), much like the Camus character Meursault, has recently lost an ailing parent.

Seeing her brother return to work the very next day, Dani’s worried sister Laura (Elisabeth Larena) books an around-the-world vacation for him.

The unsuspectingly heart-pounding film has a simple moral: Don’t talk to strangers.

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