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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI review

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It’s Time for the Jedi to End

Breathe….Just, breathe. When we last left our heroes, Finn was recovering from Kylo Ren’s attack, Rey had encountered Luke on Ahch-To, and the Resistance was celebrating the (small) victory over the First Order after destroying Starkiller Base.  As “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” begins, both the Resistance and the First Order are Continue reading

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Darkest Hour Review- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatic.com)

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DARKEST HOUR

Gary Oldman is amazing as the British Prime minister responsible for holding back the Nazi invasion in the new war drama “Darkest Hour”.

It is the early days of WWII, Hilter and his Nazi soldiers are invading France on their way to England. The Governing body has lost faith in the Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain (Ronald Pickup) and plan to appoint the stern cigar smoking, drinking politician Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman).

Churchill is trust into leadership with Hitler preparing to kill the entire English army on the shores at Dunkirk. He must also deal with a monarch King George VI (Ben Mendelsohn) who doesn’t trust him and placed Viscount Halifax in his war council to keep tabs on Churchill.

The only support Winston has is from his wife Clementine (Kristin Scott Thomas) and his new secretary Elizabeth Layton (Lily James) and the people of England. Two of my favorite scenes from “Darkest Hour” are the mission Churchill has to save the English army from Dunkirk using local fisherman and the other was Winston jumping on the underground and talking with the locals on his way to Buckingham Palace. It was charismatic as Churchill met with each person and gauged their fears and concerns about the war. Churchill then blindsides Halifax and talks of peace, with a rousing speech to the house that has England ready to fight!

Oldman and Thomas are spectacular and will be brought up during award season for the roles of Winston and his wife Clementine. Darkest Hour is a fabulous war drama and is a must see this winter!

Rated PG-13 (Language, smoking)

Running Time 125 mins

Rating 6/6 flags

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COCO review

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Seize Your Moment

“Coco”, the latest offering from Pixar animation, takes its’ first-ever journey into the Mexican culture.  Miguel, a young child born to a shoe-building family who forbids music, finds music to be his true calling in life that he loves more than anything; except for family.  As Día de los Muertos approaches, the annual Continue reading

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JUSTICE LEAGUE review

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You Can’t Save the World Alone

Superman is dead.  The World is in mourning.  Sensing the lack of the Kryptonian, mysterious “drones” begin to pop-up and Batman recognizes that another-Worldly problem is at hand.  With the fate of the World at stake, he and Diana (Wonder Woman) must recruit those with special abilities to strengthen their chances.  A young man with incredible speed, the heir of Atlantis, and a cybernetic human.  While they assemble and formulate a plan, Steppenwolf Continue reading

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MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS review

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Everyone Is a Suspect

“His name is Hercule Poirot and he is probably the greatest detective in the World”; at least that is how we are (re)introduced to the renown mustached-investigator in Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express”.  After solving a case of missing holy items in Jerusalem, Detective Poirot is offered a case in London while waiting in Istanbul, so he must find last-minute passage by way of the Orient Express.  On board, a colorful and diverse cast of characters await Continue reading