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STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER review

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An Epic Conclusion to the Skywalker Saga

As all things must end, it was an odd feeling in my chest as I sat down in the theater seat before the lights dimmed and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” began.  Lucasfilm flashes on the screen, then bam!  The music blares, the crawl begins and I was instantly transported back to my childhood.  Our heroes are still on the run from the First Order.  Rey (Daisy Ridley) continuing her Jedi training with Finn (John Boyega) and Poe (Oscar Isaac) on a mission of their own, as Supreme Leader Kylo Ren Continue reading

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JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL REVIEW

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JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL

Starring:

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson- Spencer/Fridge

Kevin Hart-Fridge/Eddie

Jack Black- Bethany/Fridge

Karen Gillan- Martha

Kevin Hart and “The Rock” are going to welcome audiences and greet them with “Welcome Back to Jumanji!”

Director Jake Kasdan (Freaks and Geeks) has brought everyone back to reprise their roles in the next level of the video game movie “Jumanji: The Next level”. Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Kevin Hart return as the in-game avatars that must navigate the game and win to get the real kids out of the game.

Martha (Morgan Turner), Fridge (Ser’Darius Blain), Bethany (Madison Iseman) and Spencer (Alex Wolf) are heading home after their first year in college and set up to meet at a local eatery for brunch to catch up. Spencer is not feeling confident and is meeting with Martha for the first time since they broke up. Spencer arrives home and is greeted by his mom (Marin Hinkle) and his uncle Eddie (Danny DeVito) who is rehabbing from hip surgery. Eddie is also hiding out from his longtime fiend Milo (Danny Glover) who has been reaching out to him.

 

Bethany, Martha and Fridge all meet up but Spencer is mysteriously absent, so the gang goes to his house and meet Uncle Eddie. Eddie also answers the door to find Milo there. The estranges friends and co-workers trade verbal jabs as milo tries to make a mend. Fridge and the girls discover what they feared, Spencer went back into the game and is back in Jumanji! The kids quickly decide to go save Spencer and activate the game and are drawn back in but this time Bethany is left behind and when they appear as their avatars only Martha (Gillan) is the same one. Fridge is now the zoologist (Hart), Uncle Eddie (Johnson)and Milo (Black) were sucked into Jumanji as well and are completely confused.

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THE AERONAUTS review

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Reach for the Open Sky

How did weather forecasting get its start?  Well, 2019’s “The Aeronauts” gives us a glimpse at forecasting’s birth as well as the remarkable, courageous scientists that paved the path for the luxuries we enjoy today.  The film opens as James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) and Amelia Rennes (Felicity Jones) are about to set sail in a weather balloon high up-into the sky; on a journey that will, hopefully, be filled with Continue reading

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KNIVES OUT review

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I Suspect Foul Play

When famous author and millionaire Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) dies mysteriously the night of his 85th birthday party, his family is left in a state of shock.  Upon discovery of his body, his death is ruled a suicide and the family is left in disbelief.  After the funeral, Detective Lt. Elliott (LaKeith Stanfield) and Trooper Wagner (Noah Segan) begin interviewing various members of the family so they can close the file of Harlan’s demise.  It becomes increasingly apparent that Continue reading

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DARK WATERS review

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The Truth Has a Man on the Inside

Having just made partner in his prestigious, defense law firm, Robert Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) is confronted by a few concerned farmers; imploring him to look into the mysterious death of his livestock.  Initially discrediting the findings, the harder he searched the more he discovered the presence of a hidden truth.  An unidentified chemical compound, named PFOA/C-8, is found to have been disposed of illegally and may be effecting more than just the animal life.  More importantly, it is Continue reading