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THE HUNT review

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Decide for Yourself

Having already been delayed from last September for being deemed “too controversial” and ‘”too grotesque”, all eyes have been on Blumhouse’s latest offering.  “The Hunt” opens with a text message exchange between some Trump-hating friends, voicing their excitement with their upcoming hunt before quickly silencing themselves.  While seemingly on a plane to their destination, one of their “deplorables” awakens and is put down much sooner than intended.  Upon their arrival Continue reading

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BLOODSHOT- The FlickFanatics (Karl S.)

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BLOODSHOT

Starring:

Vin Diesel- Ray Garrison/ Bloodshot

Guy Pierce- Dr. Emil Harting

Eliza Gonzalez- KT

Vin Diesel goes from soldier to weapon in the latest comic book adaptation “BLOODSHOT”.

Ray Garrison was a soldier that always seemed to come back from the most difficult missions, sometimes wounded but always comes back to his wife Gina (Talulah Riley). The latest mission was to rescue a hostage from Taliban terrorists. Garrison confronts the gunman and with a simple deception he is able to shoot the bad guy in the head and save the hostage. Ray takes Gina to the Amalfi coast on leave but his vacation is cut short when soldiers try to drug him only to have Garrison beat them down. As he ran out of the hotel to find his wife, he bumps into a man who turns out to be the leader of the troops trying to capture Ray.

Ray is unhooded bound to a chair revealing the psychopath who kidnapped him and brought in his wife Gina as well. Martin Axe (Toby Kebbell) asks Garrison how he got the location of the hostage only to have Ray explain he goes where he is sent and had no idea who found the location. Ax dancing to the song “Psycho Killer” by the Talking Heads walks over and kills Gina infuriating Ray. Garrison tells Ax that he will find him and he will kill him. Ax pulls a gun out and shoots Garrison.

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ONWARD- The Flick Fanatics (Karl S)

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ONWARD

Starring:

Chris Pratt- Barley Lightfoot

Tom Holland- Ian Lightfoot

Julie Louis-Dreyfus – Laurel Lightfoot

Octavia Spencer- The Manticore

Chris Pratt and Tom Holland reunite to voice elven brothers who embark on a great quest in the new Pixar animated film “ONWARD”.

Once upon a time there was a world of mystical creatures living in harmony. Creatures help each other with the use of magic. Some were better at casting spells and were called wizards others struggled with magic and just relied on Wizards to help them, until some smart elves turn to technology over magic to make their lives easier. Soon technology overtakes magic and wizards are relegated to folklore.

Ian Lightfoot (Holland) is a nerdy elf who just with the flow and tries not to make waves and avoids confrontation. His older brother Barley (Pratt) is the exact opposite, a boisterous elf the thrives on causing trouble and lives by his mystical role-playing games. Laurel Lightfoot (Louis-Dreyfus) is a single mother raising both her boys after their father Wilden (Kyle Bornheimer) died prior to Ian’s birth. Ian only knows of his father through photos, audio recordings and memories passed on by his brother Barley. Ian is turning 16 today and his mother has a special gift for him and Barley from their father, a wizard’s staff!

The staff was for the boys and included a special stone called a phoenix gem and a spell that will allow the boys to bring back their father for one day! Ian is ecstatic with the chance to meet his dad and Barley who lives for the magical old ways grabs the staff and recites the spell only to have it not work. Ian tries it next and the phoenix gem begins to glow and magically blasts the boys backward. Assuming the spell didn’t work again Ian is sad only to see a twitching foot in his closet. The boys excited at the thought of seeing their dad but Ian spell only resurrected half of Wilden, the bottom half.  Barley explains they just need another Phoenix gem and can complete bringing their dad back. The problem facing the boys is phoenix gems are rare and the spell Ian cast only lasts one day.

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THE WAY BACK review

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Every Loss is Another Fight

“The Way Back” follows the life of Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck), a man who is facing more demons than he can drown with his alcoholism.  His day begins, contains, and ends with heavy drinking; whether it be his mid-day vodka/gin sipping or his beer case-destroying evenings.  A new opportunity arises, giving him a chance to coach his alma mater’s high school basketball team.  After a meeting with the school’s priest (and a night of thought over heavy drinking), Jack Continue reading

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The Invisible Man- The FlickFanatics (Karl S.)

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The Invisible Man 

Starring:

Elizabeth Moss- Cecilia Kane

Oliver Jackson-Cohen- Adrian Kane

Aldis Hodge- James Lanier

Elizabeth Moss stars in an updated version of the classic Universal Horror film “The Invisible Man”.

The classic Universal creature film “The Invisible Man” circa 1933 starring Claude Rains as a scientist wrapped in bandages and sunglasses that goes on an insane murder spree. The 2020 version of the classic film stars Elizabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) as an architect trying to escape an abusive relationship with a scientist that specializes in optics.

Cecilia Kane (Moss) puts in motion an elaborate plan drugging her husband and slipping out of the house to escape the abusive relationship he has created. Adrian Kane (Jackson-Cohen) is a scientist specializing in the world of optics and has an elaborate lab downstairs that Cecilia must go into to shut down the house security system and escape. Cecilia makes her way through the woods and to the place where she is to meet her sister Emily (Harriet Dyer) and manages to get away just as Adrian gets to the vehicle smashing out a window.

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