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THE TRAITOR review

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The Takedown of the Century

Over the course of the mid-1900s, Cosa Nostra was a dynamic force in Sicily.  Better known as the Mafia, they were know all around the Globe and feared as well.  They used their means to secure ownership, wealth, and crime until they grew hungrier for more.  During the 1960s, Cosa Nostra began focusing on drugs, namely heroin, as an attempt to grow their riches.  In order to escape, Tommaso Buscetta (Pierfrancesco Favino) fled to Brazil, leaving his Continue reading

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DOWNHILL review

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A Different Kind of Disaster Movie

Based off the Swedish film “Force Majeure”, this re-imagining follows a family during their vacation in the Alps.  In “Downhill”, Billie (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Pete (Will Ferrell) are enjoying their stay at a luxurious ski resort, along with their two boys.  After their first day of fun, the rest of their week becomes much more than they bargained for.  During their lunch atop the mountain, a controlled blast sends snow hurtling towards them like an avalanche as they Continue reading

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BAD BOYS FOR LIFE- Kathy Kaiser

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BAD BOYS FOR LIFE

“Entertaining throughout, Bad Boys for Life proves that the Best Cop Duo EVER…is alive and well!” – Kathy Kaiser, Matineechat.com

BAD BOYS FOR LIFE – Rated R – 2 hrs. 3 mins. 

DIRECTED BY:  Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah 

WRITTEN BY:  Chris Bremner, Peter Craig, Joe Carnahan, and George Gallo

 

STARRING:  Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Alexander Ludwig, Joe Pantoliano, Paola Nunez, Vanessa Hudgens, Charles Melton, Kate del Castillo, Jacob Scipio, and DJ Khaled

 

Well, it’s been 25 years since the “Bad Boys of Summer” popped on the big screen with my favorite cop duo EVER, taking on the bad guys in Miami… and now it seems as both Detective Mike Lowery (Will Smith) and his partner Detective Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are struggling with getting older, Marcus is contemplating retiring from the force, to enjoy what is left of his life, with his family, and new grandbaby.  But for Mike, riding his Detective life into the sunset, is all he ever plans to do.  Well, not so fast here, as it seems someone is hell bent on taking Mike out, and it’s going to not only take Marcus and Mike to find out who it is, but the newly advanced police team known as AMMO (Advanced Metro Miami Operations), full of irritating young cops, to help save Mike from ultimate peril…

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FLICKANALYSIS

DOLITTLE- The FlickFanatics (Karl S.)

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DOLITTLE 

Starring:

Robert Downey Jr- Dr. John Dolittle

Harry Collett- Tommy Stubbins

Emma Thompson- Poly (voice)

Tom Holland- Jip (Voice)

Robert Downey Jr. brings the quirky physician that talks to animals to the big screen in the new family film “Dolittle”.

Dr. John Dolittle (Downey Jr.) is a very unique physician, he treats animals and is able to communicate with them, he talks with animals. The Queen of England rewarded the doctor with an estate where he could live and treat his menagerie of patients. Dolittle doesn’t have an assistant per say, he has a parrot named Poly that helps him and keeps the animals in line.  John met his sole mate in a global explorer named Lily (Kasia Smutniak) whom he married and moved her into the estate.

Lily left for an around the word adventure only to have her ship capsize, but in the final moments she sends Poly back to John with her wedding ring. Dolittle gets the ring and knows Lily is gone. Dr. Dolittle becomes a recluse and shuts down his practice and only living with his animals and avoiding humans. That is until the Queen of England is stricken with a mysterious illness and Lady Rose (Carmel Laniado) seeks out the only doctor the Queen trusts…. Dolittle.

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STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER- The Flick Fanatics (Karl)

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STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER 

Starring:

Daisy Ridley- Rey

Adam Driver Kylo Ren

John Boyega- Finn

Oscar Isaac- Poe Dameron

J.J. Abrams reassembles his cast to tell the final chapter in the Skywalker saga and bring the 42-year journey to a climactic ending with “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

It all began with a simple statement… “A long time ago In a galaxy far, far away…” and a 42-year journey began with Director George Lucas self-funding his sci-fi film with virtual unknown actors called Star Wars: A New Hope. Star Wars would change the world and movies moving forward. May 25th 1977, I was 13 and saw the original film 3 times back to back to back, so it’s no surprise that I saw the final chapter “The Rise of Skywalker” 3 times in 3 days.

(This is a reaction review that contains No Spoiler and information already available to the public, a more in-depth review with Easter eggs and opinions and plot details will be posted in 2 weeks)

The Rise of Skywalker resumes the battle between the resistance and the First Order a few years after the events of the Last Jedi. Rey continues to train and wonder about her origin while Kylo Ren continues his quest to rule the galaxy. Rise of Skywalker reunites some familiar faces Finn (Boyega), General Leia Organa (archived footage of Carrie Fisher). Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran), Chewbacca, C3PO & R2D2 and introduces a few new ones.

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