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GOOD BOYS review

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One Bad Decision Leads to Another

Ever find yourself wondering just how exposed kids are these days?  Well, wonder no more because “Good Boys” is here to terrify all current and future parents with how much their children may already be exposed to.  With Max (Jacob Tremblay), Lucas (Keith L. Williams), and Thor (Brady Noon) about to enter the 6th grade, the bean bag brothers are faced with a harsh reality; it’s time to grow-up.  With their first kissing party on the horizon, the boys Continue reading

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

Starring:

Zoe Margaret Colletti- Stella Nicholls

Michael Garza- Ramon Morales

Austin Zajur- Chuck Steinberg

Terror appears on the page and then on the screen in the new thriller “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”

The world is changing. There is war in Vietnam. In the small town of Mill Valley there is change brewing as well. A group of friends, Stella (Colletti), Auggie (Gabriel Rush) and Chuck (Zajur) are the nerds of the school and chose Halloween to get back at the class bully Tommy (Austin Abrams). On previous Halloweens Tommy tortured Chuck and stole his candy, but this year Chuck will have revenge. Chuck has prepared a bag of poop, has eggs and trash in his goody bag.

Like clockwork Tommy and his goons plus Chuck’s sister Ruth (Natalie Ganzhorn) drive down the street and target Chuck and his geek friends. As they roll up, they grab Chucks candy bag and find smelly trash and as they roll by Check lights the bag of poop and throws it in Tommy’s lap. The feces get all over Tommy and Ruth as his car crashes into a fence it is pelted with eggs. Tommy and his gang chase Stella, Ollie and Chuck through town and into the drive-in theater showing Night of the Living Dead.

 

Ramon (Garza), a stranger passing through town, gets caught right in the middle when Stella hides in his car and is followed by Auggie and Chuck. Stella tells Ramon about the local haunted house, the Bellows mansion where Sarah Bellows was imprisoned and tortured by her family.

While in captivity Sarah wrote scary stories in a book to pass the time and they said she died in that room and still haunts the mansion. Stella finds Sarah’s book and all of them are locked in the room by Tommy like the Bellows girl. Mysteriously the door is unlocked and the kids are freed. Stella notices that Sarah’s book has began writing a story on its own in blood!

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THE KITCHEN review

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It’s the Girls Turn to Run the Show!

Based in the late 1970’s in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, “The Kitchen” follows a trio of women whose husbands are involved with the Irish mafia.  After their three husbands get caught and sent to prison for three years, Kathy (Melissa McCarty), Ruby (Tiffany Haddish), and Claire (Elizabeth Walsh) learn the hard truth that no one is going to take care of them.  Backed-up against a wall, the girls take matters into their own hands and start collecting from the holdouts of Hell’s Kitchen; in-exchange for protection and services whenever an issue arises.  As their Continue reading

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FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW review

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You Want Me to Work With Him?

What happens when the World’s most dangerous asset has to partner with the World’s (former) most dangerous criminal?  “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” opens as MI6 attempts to obtain a deadly virus, named The Snowflake, and prevent it from falling into dangerous hands.  As she is faced with only one choice, Hattie (Vanessa Kirby) injects the deadly virus into herself; giving her only 72 hours before the capsules break and mass infection on a global scale begins.  With such a high-stake mission involving the fate of the World, only two people have the Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD- Karl Sides (Flickfanatics)

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD 

Starring:

Leonardo De Caprio-Rick Dalton

Brad Pitt-Cliff Booth

Margo Robbie- Sharon Tate

Quentin Tarantino opens the door to Classic Hollywood’s back-lot to his fans and gives us a buddy flick with a huge twist in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood!

Quentin Tarantino directs his 9th feature film and this time he targets classic Hollywood in 1969. Tarantino has assembled an A-list ensemble cast headed by Leo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino and Margot Robbie to show us what it was like in Hollywood as the 60’s ended and the 70’s were coming in with Hippies, drugs, Spaghetti Westerns were born and one of the most horrific crimes was committed in the Hollywood Hills.

 

Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) is the classic Hollywood leading man, but famous for his role in a TV western Bounty Law. Rick has been partnered with his stunt double and best friend Cliff Booth (Pitt) who continues to double him, drive and basically be Dalton’s person assistant. Dalton has been cast as the “Heavy” lately opposite young up and coming talent at the studio. Rick and Cliff take a meeting with agent Marvin Schwarzs (Al Pacino), who turns out to be a fan of Dalton and westerns. Schwarzs pitches a new genre to Rick, Italian Westerns called Spaghetti Westerns. Dalton not a fan of leaving Tinseltown but begins to see the end of the road and parts are harder and harder to get. Booth has a harder time to get work away from Dalton with a clouded past that has directors saying no to the accomplished stunt man.

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