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VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS review

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Welcome to the Future!

Luc Besson’s latest, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”, takes place a few hundred years into the future where many great Worlds have grown-together and established a metropolis colony named Alpha.  Alpha’s inhabitants represent over 1000 different planets, with 4 distinct regions to live in.  Next we are introduced to a young pair of special operatives, Valerian and Laureline.  Off on a secret mission to Continue reading

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WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES review

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For Freedom.  For Family.  For the Planet.

It’s been 15 years since the outbreak of the Simian Flu that plagued humanity began.  In “War for the Planet of the Apes”, Caesar continues to lead his fellow apes in the War against the human forces.  After an attack that leaves many dead, both humans and apes, Caesar allows those he took prisoner to return safely.  With fellow apes urging Caesar Continue reading

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WISH UPON review

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Be Careful What You Wish For

“Wish Upon” opens as a young girl experiences the unthinkable, discovering her mother after hanging herself in the attic of their home.  Years later, Clare and her father are getting-by.  Clare is in high school, going mostly unnoticed by anyone other than her friends or the popular kids who love to bully her.  One day, her Dad discovers a mysterious object with Chinese writing Continue reading

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SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING review

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Here Comes Spider-Man!

After our introduction to Spider-Man in “Captain America: Civil War”, fans were left eagerly-anticipating the new look and feel of the character.  The film opens as cleanup from the Battle of New York against Loki and the Chitauri is underway.  A small construction crew is hired to remove all of the alien items, until they are shut down by Stark Industries.  Fast–forward eight years later.  “Spider-Man: Homecoming” introduces us to Continue reading

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Despicable Me 3 Review- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatic.com)

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Despicable Me 3 

Making a third film in this series is truly “DESPICABLE!”

Everyone’s favorite little yellow criminals are back….sort of? The Minions, Gru and his new wife Lucy and the girls (Margo, Edith and Agnes) all return for yet another despicable film aptly titled “Despicable Me 3”. Steve Carrell and Kristen Wiig return to voice Gru and Lucy, but Carrell pulls double duty voicing Gru’s twin brother Dru!

Gru and Lucy are now agents at the AVL, the Anti Villainy League and battling the new master villain Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker). Bratt is a washed up child star from the 80’s that turned to villainy when his TV show was cancelled. Balthazar attempted to steal the world’s biggest diamond only to be thwarted by Lucy and Gru. The AVL didn’t appreciate the effort when they fired Gru and Lucy for letting Bratt escape.

 

Margo, Edith and Agnes (Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel) are getting used to having Lucy as their new mom and now

learn that both their parents are unemployed. One of the cutest scenes in the movie is when Agnes sets up a stand in the front yard to sell her toys to help earn money for the family. Adorable! Notice we haven’t mentioned the yellow guys yet??? The minions, now led by Mel, are excited by Gru’s unemployment thinking they were going back to villainy!! Gru tells them no and they leave!

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